Barry Humphries leaving us is a sad event. In my view he was he was the best comedian ever. I’m not talking about duos (e.g., Laurel and Hardy, Amos and Andy) or sit comms (e.g., Fawlty Towers, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) or sketch shows (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Little Britain, The fast Show) or Joke tellers (e.g., Bob Hope), but the lone comedians who are just simply funny in themselves. Groucho Marx was funny and Tommy Cooper and many others I can think of and others who I can’t. It’s a personal thing, I realise but, right now, if I were sitting in a theatre with a choice of comedians – only one – to provide entertainment for half an hour, I’d pick Dame Edna Everage with Les Patterson a close second. Others would be also rans.
Tucker’s gone. I had reached a stage where my Fox News viewing had narrowed to just one show – Tucker Carlson. Apart from his silly forgivable fetish with UFOs, he was a conservative’s conservative. No wonder the rabble on the left are overjoyed that he’s been given the boot. By Rupert? By Lachlan seems more likely? I have read that his sacking stemmed from his coverage of the January 6 event. A bit of a riot and trespass turned into an “insurrection” by the satanic Dems. Maybe the Dems wielded the apparatus of the state to threaten News Corp or someone with something? Who knows?
Andrew Bolt had a take on it, which went something like hosts serve at the pleasure of the station which employs them. A novel thought. Who’d have thought? Blow me down with a feather. Though apparently, condescendingly, he liked some of Tucker’s work. Damning with faint praise just about described it. Didn’t like Tucker being objective and skeptical about the worth of the U.S. spending untold treasure to support Zelensky. Bolt, himself, has no such qualms apparently. It’s all in for Ukraine, otherwise you’re a rotter. There is no two sides to weigh. It’s Ukraine right or wrong. Full speed ahead whatever the fallout. You have to admire his resolute blinkered worldview. Personally, I wonder what the end game is of providing a continuing supply of high tech weapons to Zelensky. Never mind that, she’ll be right, say the Zelensky fanboys.
I see the federal department of health have started spruiking the experimental vaccines again. Seen a couple of ads on the telly. One includes a group of fit looking young people playing basketball. Mostly the people in the ads look healthy so far as I can tell. Yet they (and us) are being advised to take a booster if it’s been six months since getting Covid or having a vaccination. Every six months? Big Pharma must be pleased.
Let’s see, saw an article about Australia’s vaccination compensation scheme. Covered nasty sounding things like, the serious skin condition “erythema multiforme major, which involves blistering to mucosal sites such as the eyes, mouth and genitals.” Cardiac conditions, “pericarditis and myocarditis.” The serious condition, “cerebral venous thrombosis.” Demyelinating disorders: “Guillain-Barre syndrome and transverse myelitis (a neurological disorder of the spinal cord that can cause weakness in the arms and legs or problems with bladder and bowel control).” I have recently read of ocular and dental issues related to the vax. Can’t find the sources but it doesn’t matter. And just today read of encephalomyelitis (inflammation in the brain and spinal cord), cognitive impairment and chronic fatigue.
Why in the world are fit people at no risk from Covid being encouraged to pump (free) boosters into their bodies? Presumably every six months. One ad says that it’s to reduce the risk of severe disease. Doesn’t mention any potential debilitating side effects. Healthy people are at no material risk of developing severe disease. Surely the advertising campaign is unethical, breaching the Hippocratic Oath – do no harm, putting people at unnecessary risk for no good purpose. I’m being polite here. What I really think is unprintable. The UK Telegraph reported that conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has been expelled from the Conservative Party “after claiming Covid vaccines were the ‘biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust’”. The Holocaust reference is plain silly. But one of the biggest crimes against humanity, might be on the right track.
Had to stand on the bus again yesterday, and I’m not as young as I once was. How many migrants last year? Over 400,000 and over 600,000 expected in the next two years. Can extra buses be brought into service? Just asking. Imagine we might need more houses and hospitals and nurses and doctors too. And I feel sorry for Chris Bowen. How is he going to stop global warming from threatening the survival of the planet and the Great Barrier Reef with so many extra people to feed, to house, transport about, keep cool, and keep warm? Might need more wind and solar farms than even he envisions in the wildest of his wildest pipe dreams.