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CHINAH HACKS AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT!

June 19, 2020

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IN THE WAKE of the Census debacle, the Robodebt fiasco and assurances that your personal data is 100% secure in the failed Covid App experiment, the Morrison government has just admitted that “all levels of government” have been hacked by a mysterious major foreign power (ie ‘Chinah’).

The timing is remarkable. Just as Scott Morrison and his side-kick are left humiliated over the bungled Jobseeker and Jobkeeper programs, along comes another travesty that conveniently allows Morrison & Co to align themselves with their role-model-in-chief, the tangerine buffoon.

President Trump, desperate to restart ‘campaigning’ amidst sliding polls, record unemployment numbers, BLM protests, and a Coronavirus death toll that’s spiralling out of control, is similarly keen to deflect away from his own domestic woes.

 

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  1. June 19, 2020 10:11 am

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  2. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 10:35 am

    Or Aust needs a public reason to attack/block/restrict [China].

    But haven’t we always been at war with Eastasia?

  3. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 19, 2020 10:36 am

    Can’t wait for Chinah to release ScoMo’s favourite Grindr search terms. I’m pretty sure “Twink” “FF” “CBT” and “Daddy” will be there although I’m not sure in which order.

  4. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 10:47 am

    I’ll wait until I get home until I google those abbreviations I think splats 😉

    Interesting that this is done on a Friday? Tonights dump must be a doozey

  5. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 11:02 am

    Oh, this is unbearable, WHAT are they attempting to divert us from?

  6. June 19, 2020 11:12 am

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  7. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 11:33 am

    Sophisticated?

    Engadine Maccas might disagree

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 19, 2020 11:55 am

    How could Morrison make such a provocative statement about such an important trading partner?
    Doesn’t he know that there are HUGE risks if we offend them?
    He’s clearly acting under the instructions of India/Modi/Trump/CIA/Murdoch**

    **Please delete whichever doesn’t fit with current narrative

  9. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 12:15 pm

    “India/Modi”

    Where did this word salad cum from?

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 19, 2020 12:30 pm

    It’s all part of a vast anti Chinese international conspiracy! Including gullible people in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Phillipines, Taiwan, UK, practically every country is in on it!

    It’s fortunate that here in Victoria, we know that the CCP has our best interests at heart, and their cash to is is free of any strings!

  11. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 12:49 pm

    Isn’t it about time you were checking under yer bed yomm?

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 19, 2020 12:54 pm

    And India is such an expansionist aggressor! No wonder the Chinese military killed a couple of dozen of them with clubs!

  13. Tony permalink
    June 19, 2020 1:13 pm
  14. Tony permalink
    June 19, 2020 1:19 pm

    Foreign Actors hacks AusPost distribution centre.

  15. Tony permalink
    June 19, 2020 1:35 pm

  16. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 3:14 pm

    “The scott Knight”

    Locked in neoliberal armour, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is playing Monty Python’s Black Knight, in total denial about the Australian labour force being dismembered.

    The worst “official” unemployment rate since 1993 and an actual unemployment rate of 11.3 per cent?

    “’Tis but a scratch.”

    A record underutilisation rate (unemployment plus underemployment) of 20.2 per cent?

    “I’ve had worse.”

    All the jobs growth of the past three years lost and the lowest participation rate in 19 years?

    “Just a flesh wound.”

    Doubling the pre-crisis growth rate of the past two years and sustaining that for five years to get the economy back on track?

    “I’m invincible!”

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2020/06/19/michael-pascoe-twenty-per-cent-underutilisation-tis-but-a-scratch/

  17. June 19, 2020 3:47 pm

    Yes Tom R, the economy is an absolute basket case, yet Albo can’t even land a punch Sideshow Scotty.

  18. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 4:19 pm

    yet Albo can’t even land a punch Sideshow Scotty.

    Been funny/sad watching twitter wring their hands crying “we want Shorten”

    Many are the same ones who spent more energy before the last election telling everyone how boring Shorten is, and we NEED albo

    Mind you, his hands are effectively tied. And the media, who supplied the rope, can only stare on in wonder at the magic the endagine shitter has done

  19. Tom R permalink
    June 19, 2020 4:46 pm

  20. Walrus permalink
    June 19, 2020 5:04 pm

    “The ABCC has revealed 80% of construction labour hire companies are stealing wages from their workers. …..”

    Sounds terrible ………..but then you read the ABCC website and get…

    “(ABCC) audit of 63 labour hire employers revealed a disappointing 79 per cent didn’t meet all their obligations under Australia’s workplace laws. This included not paying their workers correctly, not keeping proper records and not giving their workers pay slips.”

    Note the 79% included not keeping proper records and not giving their workers pay slips. Nothing about stealing

    Yet another lie from TomR. What discrepancies there were were rectified anyway

  21. Walrus permalink
    June 19, 2020 5:07 pm

    “Been funny/sad watching twitter wring their hands crying “we want Shorten”….”

    Oh YES PLEASE…………………PLEASE DO IT.

    But alas they cant turf anyone because their membership rolls are corrupted…..LOL

  22. Tony permalink
    June 20, 2020 10:24 am

  23. Tony permalink
    June 20, 2020 10:59 am

    This is insanity.

  24. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 20, 2020 1:00 pm

  25. Tom R permalink
    June 20, 2020 4:05 pm

    sung at many black funerals and civil rights demonstrations, honoured by Congress, now to be banned. as a song sung to appease drunken boofheads at …… rugby

    Context is everything 😉

    Sounds terrible ………..but then you read the ABCC website and get… That 79 per cent were found to be in breach of industrial laws (which is stealing)

    This included not paying workers correctly, (which is stealing) not keeping proper records and not giving workers pay slips (which is stealing) Sixty-four per cent had underpaid workers. (which is obvious stealing)

    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/almost-80pc-of-labour-hire-construction-companies-broke-workplace-rules-watchdog-20200619-p554e2.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

    Yea, STILL sounds terrible 😉

  26. Tony permalink
    June 20, 2020 4:25 pm

    The ABC has confessed to stealing, and will now pay contrition.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/12373236

  27. Tony permalink
    June 20, 2020 6:18 pm

    What is it with these so-called families, having get-togethers, being all relaxed, and letting their guards down? Why, in a crisis, do they want to be around those they love? Families are an outdated concept and should be banned!

    The experts tell us that, largely, the numbers are being driven by families – families having big get-togethers and not following the advice around distancing and hygiene. In fact, around half of our cases since the end of April have come from transmission inside someone’s home.

    You can see how this could happen. People feeling relaxed at home. Letting their guard down. Letting old habits creep back.”What is it with these so-called families, having get-togethers, being all relaxed, and letting their guards down. Why, in a crisis, do they want to be around those they love? Families are an outdated concept and should be banned!

    https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-45/

    “The experts tell us that, largely, the numbers are being driven by families – families having big get-togethers and not following the advice around distancing and hygiene. In fact, around half of our cases since the end of April have come from transmission inside someone’s home.

    “You can see how this could happen. People feeling relaxed at home. Letting their guard down. Letting old habits creep back.”

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 20, 2020 6:50 pm

    Just for a little context, the average underpayment was $400, Which isn’t insignificant, but it also isn’t such a massive amount that it is likely to be anything other than a misapplication of the complicated system of allowances.

    Hardly “wage theft”

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/almost-80pc-of-labour-hire-construction-companies-broke-workplace-rules-watchdog-20200619-p554e2.html

  29. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 20, 2020 7:03 pm

    So we’re in for some new restrictions because some people socialised while knowing they’re infected.

    I’d like a few more details.

  30. Walrus permalink
    June 20, 2020 7:17 pm

    “So we’re in for some new restrictions because some people socialised while knowing they’re infected”

    Yes but Captain Cook was far worse when he “invaded” according to Victorian Health

    Not sure what he invaded but he was worse

  31. Tony permalink
    June 21, 2020 8:57 am

    Not long before that beloved backyard children’s game is renamed: Bovine Lifeform Careservants and Native American Nobleriders.

  32. Tony permalink
    June 21, 2020 11:57 am

    Victoria’s state of emergency has been extended for another month as police confirmed they would be strengthening their enforcement.

    https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/victoria-coronavirus-case-spike-causes-police-to–c-1114308

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    June 21, 2020 5:11 pm

    Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News cable channel has signed Alan Jones to an exclusive contract, giving the controversial broadcaster a new home after his departure from radio station 2GB.

    It’s like living in a ‘B’ Grade American spoof … “Sick, Sicker and Sickest”

  34. Tony permalink
    June 21, 2020 5:59 pm

  35. Tony permalink
    June 21, 2020 6:06 pm

  36. Tony permalink
    June 21, 2020 6:33 pm

  37. Tom R permalink
    June 21, 2020 6:55 pm

    George Calombaris admits to underpaying 500 staff $7.8 million and is vilified as a wage thief. The ABC admits to underpaying 1900 staff $12 million and it barely rates a mention

    The replies to that tweet are hilarious.

    Hardly “wage theft”

    To begin, this was the amount ‘recovered’, not the amount STOLEN

    And, theft is … well …. theft

    They pay professionals to work out
    a) how to minimise taxes
    b) how to minimise wages

    In both cases, when you skate too close to the line, you pay the penalty. And, there have been enough cases of deliberate underpayments, AFTER they have been warned about them, to know that it’s a business plan, not an ‘oopsie’

    See the the above case 😉

  38. June 21, 2020 8:03 pm

    Aw, sad…

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  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 21, 2020 8:51 pm

    But Tom R you were happy to call underpayment in the construction industry “wage theft”

    You might explain the difference between the systematic underpayment by the ABC (with the multitude of HR staff and systems they have) with the “wage theft” by small labour hire companies that are trying to administer several complicated awards and various industrial agreements

  40. Tom R permalink
    June 21, 2020 9:19 pm

    You might explain the difference between the systematic underpayment by the ABC

    Where have I called that not theft? Or are you just setting up another empty strawman?

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 21, 2020 9:47 pm

    Of course! You post a tweet from Dave Noonan that says it’s wage theft, but you don’t agree!!

    Hilarious!!

  42. Tom R permalink
    June 21, 2020 9:49 pm

    You post a tweet from Dave Noonan that says it’s wage theft, but you don’t agree!!

    Perhaps you need a lie down yomm. Or, alternatively, point to where I said it wasn’t?

  43. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2020 9:12 am

    Daniel Andrews is blaming families acting like .. well … families for the rise in Covid cases in Victoria. Surprisingly (to me) nobody has yet mentioned the colder winter weather as a possible cause.

  44. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2020 9:16 am

    Life in the CHOP zone – hilarious:

  45. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 9:34 am

    Surprisingly (to me) nobody has yet mentioned the colder winter weather as a possible cause.

    Well, if you listen to the murdoch/nine rags, it’s all the fault of the BLM protests (even though there is no evidence at all ofany infections being spread from that)

    And yes, cold weather would play a part, but, if those ‘families’ (ie, people) hadn’t broken the rules, then the cold weather couldn’t have played its part.

    Mr Andrews blamed the concerning surge in cases on families deliberately flouting the rules, including some Victorians who were visiting family members or going to work even after testing positive to the deadly virus.

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/five-guests-in-your-home-victorian-restrictions-tightened-20200620-p554j5.html

    So, he didn’t blame ‘families’ at all, did he.

  46. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 9:57 am

  47. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2020 10:36 am

    As I said, Andrews has to provide more details. I’d people deliberately flouted the restrictions, the should be charged, with things like endangering public safety.

    * Did they actually test positive, and go to work?
    * Where did they contract it?
    * How many were at these family gatherings?

    The police were absolute zealots in persuing kids having a picnic or visiting friends a few weeks . Here’s a real reason to rigorously enforce the law.

    This should be as near as we get to a public flogging. ***

    ***Although Andrews hasn’t quite said they flouted the rules knowing they had tested positive.

  48. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2020 10:37 am

    If , not I’d

  49. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 10:41 am

    * Did they actually test positive, and go to work?
    * Where did they contract it?
    * How many were at these family gatherings?

    JUST GIVE ME TEN EXAMPLES! 😦

  50. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2020 10:52 am

    So, he didn’t blame ‘families’ at all, did he.

    That’s funny, I didn’t hear any other groups mentioned.🤔

  51. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 10:58 am

    I didn’t hear any other groups mentioned

    I think you mean “sub” group 😉

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2020 1:05 pm

    I like da boy!

  53. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2020 1:09 pm

    Australia’s finest newspaper.

  54. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 1:49 pm

    Australia’s finest newspaper.

    To be fair, the bar is quite low 😉

  55. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2020 3:07 pm

    “Mr Andrews blamed the concerning surge in cases on families …”

    That’s just because Dear Leader Dan wants to abolish families!

  56. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 3:29 pm

    People who break the law are criminals

    ergo, People are criminals 😯

  57. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2020 4:20 pm

    Just look at what these Crime Families have been up to. It’s a disgrace!

    The experts tell us that, largely, the numbers are being driven by families – families having big get-togethers and not following the advice around distancing and hygiene. In fact, around half of our cases since the end of April have come from transmission inside someone’s home.

    You can see how this could happen. People feeling relaxed at home. Letting their guard down. Letting old habits creep back. ~ Dan ‘EliotNess’ Andrews

  58. June 22, 2020 5:22 pm

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  59. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

    It’s ok reb, he found himself innocent, cos he’s like, respectable, in the same way the clergy are 😉

    Meanwhile, tosy continues to paraphrase like the Criminal he has proven to be. 😉

  60. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2020 6:54 pm

    Yeah! This now absolutely negates all the sworn evidence from that Royal Commission!

    It probably also means John Setka is innocent of the dozen or 2 criminal convictions he’s had over the years

  61. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2020 7:28 pm

    Meanwhile, tosy continues to paraphrase

    Guffaw! It’s verbatim verbiage by Dictator Dan. Read it for yourself.

    https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-45/

  62. Tom R permalink
    June 22, 2020 8:27 pm

    This now absolutely negates all the sworn evidence from that Royal Commission!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    You mean the one that found more problems with the employers than the unions, that one?

    Read it for yourself

    I did, you Criminal (be lucky I didn’t choose something worse, like High Court Justice 🙂

  63. June 22, 2020 9:25 pm

    “It’s ok reb, he found himself innocent, cos he’s like, respectable, in the same way the clergy are”

    😆 😆 😆

  64. June 22, 2020 9:44 pm

    Does Tony Abbott know ANYONE who isn’t a sex predator?

  65. June 22, 2020 9:53 pm

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  66. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 8:48 am

    “ergo, People are criminals”

    Speak for yourself, TomR 🙂

    (I wasn’t being entirely serious about Dan, but now that I think about it ….)

  67. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 8:49 am

    Here we go with pedophile defenders now defending another sexual predator. The rwdb’s of this cuntry are something to behold aren’t they?

  68. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 9:11 am

    but now that I think about it

    Don’t try and make a habit of it 😉

  69. Tony permalink
    June 23, 2020 9:26 am

  70. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 9:30 am

    So, Hildebrand is upset that Dan Andrews did everything right, but doesn’t care that CRIMINAL FAMILIES break the rules, and endanger us all?

    Pretty sure he’ll be lining up soon to protect another sexual predator along with the other sickos

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 23, 2020 10:21 am

    Yes, the government (police) targetted teenagers visiting friends, people in small groups having a picnic, but they allow 10,000 people to congregate!

  72. Walrus permalink
    June 23, 2020 10:46 am

    “The rwdb’s of this cuntry are something to behold aren’t they?”

    Says a supporter of a party that was against the LNP mandatory sentencing legislation last week . And a supporter of a party that gave rise to kiddie fiddler Milton Orkopolous

    Hypocrites !

  73. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:07 am

    against the LNP mandatory sentencing legislation last week

    Nobody should be FOR mandatory sentencing. It’s why we have a legal system ffs

    Just wondering, how many Labor luminaries wrote this “kiddie fiddler” nobody a letter of recommendation?

  74. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:08 am

    Not to mention Bill D’Arcy and Bob Collins.

  75. Walrus permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:16 am

    “It’s why we have a legal system”

    Wrong………………that only applies when the legal system operates in accordance with community expectations.

    Your progressive kiddie fiddler friendly legal system has created the need for mandatory sentences.

  76. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:19 am

    Quick

    LOOK OVER THERE!

    I assume these people are ones personally chosen and paid to run a multi million campaign to TRY and prove someone from the other side is of low moral character?

    How’d that go again?

  77. Walrus permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:24 am

    “Not to mention Bill D’Arcy and Bob Collins.”

    And lets not forget……………..

    “Keith Wright, former Queensland Labor leader jailed for paedophilia, dies aged 72

    Politician who came within 3,000 votes of defeating Joh Bjelke-Petersen in 1983 was convicted a decade later for raping and indecently dealing with two girls……..The Queensland Labor leader, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has expressed her condolences to Wright’s family. Former Labor minister Robert Schwarten described Keith Wright as a “flawed but a tireless worker”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jan/13/keith-wright-former-queensland-labor-leader-jailed-for-paedophilia-dies-aged-72

    So Annastacia and Schwarten were saddened by his death……………?

    And what did you say about “pedophile defenders now defending another sexual predator.” ?

    Like I said………Hypocrites

  78. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 11:37 am

    So Annastacia and Schwarten were saddened by his death

    I think you will find the condolences went to the family (non criminal perhaps?)

  79. Walrus permalink
    June 23, 2020 12:48 pm

    “flawed but a tireless worker”

    A pedophile described as just “flawed”

  80. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 1:10 pm

    A pedophile described as just “flawed”

    Well, from the one snippet they printed anyway.

    Still a long way away from writing a letter of commendation 😉

  81. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 23, 2020 2:31 pm

    Still a long way away from writing a letter of commendation

    Bob Carr promoted Milton to the front bench

  82. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 2:34 pm

    “And a supporter of a party that gave rise to kiddie fiddler Milton Orkopolous”

    Among the political classes Labor and the Greens have a near monopoly on that sort of thing. The LNP is into more mundane forms of corruption and abuse.

  83. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 3:04 pm

    The LNP is into more mundane forms of corruption and abuse.

    You mean like publicly supporting pedophiles and sexual predators

    Yea, a bastion right there

    At least other parties take a stand against it.

  84. TB Queensland permalink
    June 23, 2020 3:20 pm

    Woolworths has revealed the total cost of its worker underpayment scandal has blown out to $390 million, cementing it as one of the largest wage incidents in Australian history, after the grocery giant identified more underpaid workers at its hotels division.

    The news came as the supermarket chain flagged it would make up to 1350 workers redundant by 2025, following the closure of three of its distribution centres in the NSW suburbs of Minchinbury, Yennora and Mulgrave, which will make way for two new automated centres it plans to build in Moorebank in southwest Sydney.

    I guess you can’t underpay robots … time for a serious look at a UBI … but it will only work if corporates pay taxes …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL!

    Among the political classes Labor and the Greens have a near monopoly on that sort of thing. The LNP is into more mundane forms of corruption and abuse.

    You have a link for that? Chuckle … been taking Trump The Chump lessons methinks.

  85. June 23, 2020 3:30 pm

    The right-wing nutjobs are really struggling with the fact the BLM protests haven’t been a source of outbreaks, eh?

  86. Tom R permalink
    June 23, 2020 3:35 pm

    The right-wing nutjobs are really struggling with the fact the BLM protests haven’t been a source of outbreaks, eh?

    If you mean every media outlet trying their hardest to lay the blame there, yea, it’s been entertaining.

    Watching hunt get told that Brisbane had four times the number of protesters, and none of the cases ……

    Priceless 🙂

  87. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 4:44 pm

    “You have a link for that? Chuckle … been taking Trump The Chump lessons methinks.

    Why yes, yes I have.

    And then there is this charmer – a typical Green.

    No wonder the ALP opposed tough sentences for child sex offenses – they’d soon run out of politicians otherwise.

  88. Tony permalink
    June 23, 2020 4:46 pm

    The right-wing nutjobs are really struggling with the fact the BLM protests haven’t been a source of outbreaks, eh?

    Probably. But to me, that’s not the point. It’s the double standard I don’t like.

  89. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 4:54 pm

    Don’t you know two standards are better than one! Ask any ALP politician.

  90. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 4:59 pm

    Trump’s doing just fine, TB. To win he need only campaign against murder, looting, arson and anarchy.

    And the best the Democrats have is a senile kiddie-fiddler (who would obviously be quite at home in the ALP).

  91. Walrus permalink
    June 23, 2020 5:05 pm

    “And the best the Democrats have is a senile kiddie-fiddler…”

    I cant wait for the Election debates………………LOL

  92. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 23, 2020 5:16 pm

    I’m not sure Joe’s minders will let the old lying, dog-faced pony soldier out of his basement for the debates.

  93. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 23, 2020 7:13 pm

    Yes, among the convicted pedophiles are 4 that have been ALP parliamentary leaders, ALP front benchers, ALP hacks, but apparently it’s much worse if someone writes a reference for someone who isn’t a convicted pedophile

  94. Tony permalink
    June 23, 2020 7:18 pm

  95. June 23, 2020 8:08 pm

    “It’s the double standard I don’t like.”

    Oh, so now it’s an issue…

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  96. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 23, 2020 8:13 pm

    By the way, Bernie Finnigan too!

    But I suppose it is far more serious for someone to write a reference for a person who hasn’t been convicted of any crime

  97. Tony permalink
    June 23, 2020 8:48 pm

    Oh, so now it’s an issue…

    Yeah, nah. Double standards is/are always an issue.

  98. Tony permalink
    June 23, 2020 10:05 pm

    Because Twitter said so.

  99. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:01 am

    CHOP:

  100. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:23 am

    I see the big non announcement about spies hacking nothing in particular did its job and caused our media to miss the big story of last week. Not that they really need Sauron to divert them away, they are perfectly able to that themselves.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1274873428747509760.html

  101. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:33 am

    The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first!

    Because Twitter said so. lol

  102. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:41 am

    Well, this explains why it is so shit

    While Josh Frydenberg personally consulted the Merivale CEO about JobKeeper’s design, court documents detail the huge underpayment suit his pub empire is facing.

    https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/economy/2020/06/20/inside-hemmes-100m-wage-case/15925752009994

    Also, this bit doesn’t surprise

    Justin Hemmes concedes his billion-dollar Merivale pub empire could never have expanded so aggressively were it not for a Howard-era workplace agreement that paid some staff substantially below the modern award for a decade.

  103. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:58 am

    Justin Hemmes concedes his billion-dollar Merivale pub empire could never have expanded so aggressively were it not for a Howard-era workplace agreement that paid some staff substantially below the modern award for a decade

    Perhaps explains why unemployment fell to 4% under Howard. I would rather be employed on $40K/year than to be unemployed on $45K/year

  104. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 9:27 am

    “The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first!”

    I don’t think they have “taken the view”! Who at the ABC? Surely pranksters? Maybe just black humour?

  105. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 9:43 am

    Victoria:

  106. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 10:08 am

    Victoria: Pretty much anytime

  107. June 24, 2020 11:03 am

    For YoM…

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  108. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 11:14 am

    I don’t think they have “taken the view”! Who at the ABC? Surely pranksters? Maybe just black humour?

    It’s hard to imagine how a media organisation can ‘take a view’, although the ABC does seem to have acceptable corporate opinions on a lot of things.

    Anyhow, The Telegraph is reporting it will be discussed today on James Valentine’s afternoon show which begins at 12:30 pm. Sadly I won’t be able to listen as I’ll be concentrating on backing winners (hopefully) at Sandown.

    But anyone interested can listen here:

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/

  109. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 11:31 am

    But anyone interested can listen here:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I’m ASSuming you weren’t being serious 😉

    4yomm2

  110. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2020 11:52 am

    1. Mixed messages, such as the government allowing 10,000 to congregate, but fining people for using a picnic table.

    2. If the government imposes a lockdown every time we get over a dozen cases, we’ll be in lockdown every second week. So goodbye to easing restrictions.

  111. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 11:59 am

    Mixed messages, such as the government allowing 10,000 to congregate, but fining people for using a picnic table.

    hmm

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/vic/2020/06/04/victoria-blm-protest-daniel-andrews/

    If the government imposes a lockdown every time we get over a dozen cases, we’ll be in lockdown every second week. So goodbye to easing restrictions.

    LET’S BE ‘MERICA!

  112. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2020 12:30 pm

    If the government chooses not to enforce the law, it’s allowing the congregation of 10,000. Andrews was expressing only an opinion in that article, he wasn’t using the authority of government.

    Mixed messages- allow 10,000 to congregate but fine picnickers

    And we’re in for endless lockdown if we go into a flap everytime we have over a dozen cases.

  113. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 1:17 pm

    Yes, because telling people your opinion is ‘Mixed messaging’ lol

  114. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2020 1:35 pm

    If you only selectively apply the law , it’s mixed messages. What else could it be?

  115. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 1:50 pm

  116. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:01 pm

  117. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:03 pm

    It took fifteen FBI agents to work out ‘noise’ found in black driver’s NASCAR garage was a garage door rope. #noosegate #noosecar

  118. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:04 pm

    *noose, not noise 🙄

  119. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:11 pm

  120. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:21 pm

  121. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 2:21 pm

    Race Card Driver 🤣😂

  122. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 3:11 pm

  123. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 3:19 pm

    There is no doubt about Heydon’s intellect and his professional reputation as one of the best barristers in the country. The question is whether How Odd had any reason to suspect that Dyson was a pervert.

    Interesting aside: Dyson played rugby until, when he was made Challis Professor of Law at Sydney Uni at the age of 32, he was told by the Dean that it was unseemly for him to be roughing up the students at rugby. It was on the rugby field he acquired the nickname Dirty Dyson.

    By the way, has he actually been convicted of anything?

  124. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 4:11 pm

    By the way, has he actually been convicted of anything?

    What has that got to do with anything when there’s a Twitter lynch mob seeking a neck for their door-closing rope?

    The following handy tips via the Tim Blair email newsletter:

    Among people and topics to watch for in coming days: Victoria to brutally enforce bans on family gatherings of more than five and Black Lives Matter gatherings of more than 30,000; Google searches for the word “recession” to gather pace as Millennials try to work out what unprecedented event is taking away all their jobs; and the automotive component term “slave cylinder” to spark riots outside Supercheap Auto outlets.

  125. June 24, 2020 4:54 pm

    Funny how ToSY ‘seems to think’ that ppl upset by racism are just being precious petals, yet call christians a pack of cunts and he gets all antsy.

  126. Tony permalink
    June 24, 2020 5:14 pm

    Funny how ToSY ‘seems to think’ that ppl upset by racism are just being precious petals, yet call christians a pack of cunts and he gets all antsy.

    Guffaw. Funny how you just make shit up. You got any actual examples?

    Didn’t think so.🙄

  127. Tom R permalink
    June 24, 2020 5:55 pm

    had any reason to suspect that Dyson was a pervert.

    Interesting aside: Dyson played rugby

    just gonna leave that there 😉

  128. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:28 pm

    “You have a link for that? Chuckle … been taking Trump The Chump lessons methinks.

    Why yes, yes I have.

    And then there is this charmer – a typical Green.

    That only “links” to your biased opinion … not your original statement, or final accusation.

  129. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:33 pm

    I would rather be employed on $40K/year than to be unemployed on $45K/year …

    Jesus fkn wept … call the garbage truck! “unemployed on $45k” dumb and dumber … I’d sooner be unemployed at that rate!

    (First glass of fkn wine in six weeks … ! Yaa!)

  130. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:39 pm

    And we’re in for endless lockdown if we go into a flap everytime we have over a dozen cases.

    Including libraries, don’t forget the libraries, better get out and buy an ereader before the panic buying starts … free books online are easy … and actually have the same content as paper books. Astounding.

    If you only selectively apply the law , it’s mixed messages. What else could it be?

    So, not supporting your Federal LNP government anymore then?

  131. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:42 pm

    UPDATE: John Howard has defended his decision to appoint Dyson Heydon to the High Court, saying he is one of the most intelligent, articulate and well-read sexual offenders he knows

    But, but he can’t read emails?

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:44 pm

    By the way, has he actually been convicted of anything?

    Nup. But I watched him perform (or not) on TV … the man is a fuckwit … period

  133. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:46 pm

    Didn’t think so.🙄

    Mmmm … might check that …

  134. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2020 6:48 pm

    I feel like I’m back in the real world … thanks …

  135. June 24, 2020 6:49 pm

    welcome back TB.

  136. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 24, 2020 8:42 pm

    TB: “That only “links” to your biased opinion … not your original statement, or final accusation.”

    My original assertion was this:

    “Among the political classes Labor and the Greens have a near monopoly on that sort of thing. The LNP is into more mundane forms of corruption and abuse.”

    I linked to evidence that supported my assertion, namely to a number of ALP cases of pedophilia. I couldn’t link to examples of LNP pedophilia because there aren’t any that I could find. Hence my observation that “the LNP is into more mundane forms of corruption and abuse.” It’s not that I like the LNP, just that they are corrupt in different ways.

    So let me spell it out for you:

    Original assertion: ALP and Greens have a near monopoly on pedophilia among the politicians.

    Evidence: most if not all recent cases of pedophile politicians are ALP and there is one recent Green (no surprise there).

    Conclusion: Facts support original assertion.

    TB:

  137. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 24, 2020 9:11 pm

    Jesus fkn wept … call the garbage truck! “unemployed on $45k” dumb and dumber … I’d sooner be unemployed at that rate!

    You have just explained why unemployment always goes up under LABOR

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2020 9:40 am

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/24/former-young-lnp-member-says-party-threw-him-under-the-bus-over-offensive-video

    This is where it begins with the LNP …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You have just explained why unemployment always goes up under LABOR

    And you’ve just demonstrated your ignorance again … that’s right you were a Young Liberal when you were still at school!

  139. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2020 9:40 am

    Ta, reb …

  140. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2020 9:42 am

    I couldn’t link to examples of LNP pedophilia because there aren’t any that I could find.

    “Needs to try harder” 1/10

    Hahahah! I’d clean the fudge off your keyboard before it gets too sticky … chuckle

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 25, 2020 10:12 am

    “Needs to try harder” 1/10

    No, can you name the conservative equivalents of Wright, D’arcy, Collins, Orkopolous, all ALP MPs, leaders, frontbenchers, hacks

    Welcome back TB, but perhaps you could try posting a few comments that make sense!

  142. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 10:35 am

    Abusing children appears to be more prevalent in the ALP. They locked up 8,469 from 2008-2013 and did not even provide schooling for the kids they locked up. Morrison had to do that when Abbott won govt. And there was this also

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/young-looking-refugees-sent-offshore

    Young-looking children were chosen to be transferred to the harsh Manus Island refugee detention centre to discourage other refugees from coming to Australia, an inquiry has heard…..Gregory Lake, the former director of offshore processing and transfers at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, told the inquiry he was directed by a ministerial staff member to choose the youngest-looking children from among those eligible for the first transfer of detained people from Australia to Manus Island in 2012, when Labor was in government

  143. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 12:06 pm

    Hey, apparently, the guy the libs tried to get to smear the Union movement with taxpayers money turned out to be a sexual predator, which is apparently time for protectors of sexual predators to start playing LOOK OVER THERE, instead of just admitting that the liberal party tried to use a sexual predator to smear Union Workers

    Meanwhile, the libs recessionary cuts are cutting through

    ABC Forced To Sack Proof-Readers Due To Liberal Party Budget Cunts

    https://www.theshovel.com.au/2020/06/25/abc-forced-to-sack-proof-readers-due-to-liberal-party-budget-cunts/

  144. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 2:28 pm

  145. Tony permalink
    June 25, 2020 2:30 pm

    This is what’s happening in Victoria right now, but families from non-English speaking backgrounds are being scapegoated.

    … Researchers in Hong Kong have tested COVID-19’s reaction to different temperatures.

    They’ve found it spreads much quicker, lives longer and is more virulent in colder temperatures.

    That partly explains why the northern hemisphere has been hit so hard and why we were fortunate the pandemic started during our summer.

    … “The research that we did indicated that this virus is very stable at a low temperature such as 4oC and is inactivated when we get to around 40oC,” Nicholls told Weekend Sunrise.

    “So for the southern states of Australia, as you come to the winter months, if you haven’t been able to get rid of the virus in the environment, it could survive for a longer period rather than in places like the northern hemisphere or northern Australia.”

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-australia-could-yet-see-the-worst-of-covid-19-as-winter-approaches-c-985429.amp

  146. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 25, 2020 2:45 pm

    Tom R, I recall you frequently criticising the ABC for anti ALP bias. So why not join me in calling for it to be defunded.

  147. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 2:55 pm

    The ABC is an abomination. Most normal people do not watch it. In private industry people are losing their jobs left right and centre and the ABC are complaining about a measly $84M cut which was not a cut just not a spending increase.

    When unemployment goes up it only goes up in the private sector. Govt jobs are not affected by rising unemployment

  148. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 3:04 pm

    So why not join me in calling for it to be defunded.

    Because it needs to be fixed, not killed. Political parties (well, the one who does) need to keep their ideologies out of it

  149. Tony permalink
    June 25, 2020 3:20 pm

    The ABC is a cult. Those who defend it are it’s mindless followers.

    No offence to any mindless followers here.

  150. Tony permalink
    June 25, 2020 3:22 pm

    *its

    Fuck off with your auto correct bullshit! I know very well what I want to say.

  151. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 25, 2020 4:31 pm

    It’s hardly a “look over there” when you write stuff like-

    You mean like publicly supporting pedophiles and sexual predators

    But just out of interest, who exactly are the pedophiles they’ve publicly supported?

  152. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 25, 2020 5:02 pm

    Every media organisation in the country will have a revenue reduction far greater than the ABC, there is no reason to protect it from the reality that the rest of the country has to face.

  153. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 5:24 pm

    The ABC is an abomination. People have lost their jobs and have suffered huge pay cuts and the ABC is whinging about a $84M cut which was not a cut but just no revenue increase.

    If i was dictator of Australia i would shut the whole thing down for bad manners

  154. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2020 5:24 pm

    Evidence is growing that humanist and atheist activists are being targeted on the basis of their rejection of a majority religion or their promotion of human rights, democratic values and critical thinking, it says.

    Who woulda thunk? Seems we are heading backwards in so many ways …

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/25/atheists-and-humanists-facing-discrimination-across-the-world-report-finds

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2020 5:32 pm

    … there is no reason to protect it from the reality that the rest of the country has to face.

    But these Cuts began with the Principal Howard and the Private Shool Bullies and continues to this day … nowt to do wi’ C-19 … it is a demon ideologically to right wing governments who only want “their” voice heard … not both sides of politics … ABC is the people’s choice for information, news, comedy and drama … find me Landline or an Australian Story or a thriller starring an primarily Aboriginal cast ie Mystery Road on any of Murdoch’s “reality channels” …

  156. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 5:36 pm

    TB

    There were no ABC cuts. Just no spending increases for the ABC. Have you read lots of newspapers are shutting down. How come job loses only happen in the private sector and govt workers are unaffected?

  157. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 6:54 pm

    But these Cuts began with the Principal Howard and the Private Shool Bullies and continues to this day

    Exactly, they have nothing to do with the recession we don’t need to have, they are an ongoing pattern of behaviour, that started the moment abbott said “no cuts to the ABC”

    The ABC is a cult.

    Have you noticed what our pms into at all?

  158. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 25, 2020 6:56 pm

    There was a time that public sector employees were paid less than similar work in the private sector, that was the trade off for the additional job security.

    These days public sector employees are paid more than the private sector, so it’s reasonable that they experience the same level of employment security.

    The ABC should not be protected from the economic downturn.

  159. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 7:13 pm

    The ABC should not be protected from the economic downturn.

    yomm, has nil hacked yor account?

  160. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 7:15 pm

    These days only private sector workers become unemployed. Govt workers are unaffected. If unemployment hits 10% it means unemployment is most probably 20% in the private sector and ZERO in govt. Govt workers don’t lose their jobs during recessions.

    The ABC is an abomination just like TomR. TB and anybody who votes for the ALP

  161. Tom R permalink
    June 25, 2020 7:19 pm

    These days only private sector workers become unemployed.

    You say this today, of all days

    ffs you are some prime quality stupid

  162. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 25, 2020 8:11 pm

    PM has cut nothing. He has just stopped funding increases. And a $84M cut to increased spending could easily be covered by salary cuts.

    80% of the ABC budget is wages. These guys are on megabucks and do not care about the private sector unemployed.

    A 10% salary cut to the ABC so-called workers on megabucks would easily cover the so-called cuts.

    The ABC is an ABOMINATION.

    GO AWAY and try and deceive somebody else more easily deceived by you evil comments

  163. Tony permalink
    June 25, 2020 8:28 pm

    You say this today, of all days

    That’s right! On the day when 5,000 Qantas workers lost their jobs. Last I looked none of them were public servants. Neil makes a very good point.

  164. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 26, 2020 8:04 am

  165. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 26, 2020 8:05 am

    Also Tasmania.

  166. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 8:25 am

    On the day when 5,000 Qantas workers lost their jobs

    Yes, isn’t joyce earning his millions well.

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is investigating a “disinformation” campaign about the Labor candidate for Eden Monaro, which falsely claimed she had quit the by-election race.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-25/afp-investigates-false-covid-claim-in-eden-monaro-by-election/12394270

    The AFP lol, will they even get off their arses this time?

  167. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 8:33 am

    Also Tasmania

    The image doesn’t seem to work for me, but I think I can get the drift 😉

  168. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 8:59 am

    Fans of Python will get it 😉

    def where_we_at()
    print (‘recession or depression?’)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbZI0BAVAAA6fEF?format=jpg&name=900×900

  169. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 10:53 am

    Ah, I see the AFP are onto something.

    No, not Angus Taylor, Gladys Liu OR dutton

  170. Walrus permalink
    June 26, 2020 11:36 am

    “NSW Labor Leader McKay confirmed the Labor Party had suspended the membership of Mr Moselmane and he would no longer sit in the caucus.

    She said she had “no idea of the scope of this investigation”.

    “I can’t make any further comment on the scope of this I just don’t know,” she said.”

    -Daily Telegragh

    So if nothing to see why was he suspended from the ALP ?

    Moselmane is a particular nasty and disgusting character who I have had the gross misfortune of meeting.

    A particularly disgusting example of totally abhorent DNA

  171. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 26, 2020 11:45 am

    Doesn’t ASIO know that investigating the Chinese might offend China? And they might become difficult!!

    I’m sure Mr Moselmane did nothing wrong, and even if he did, it was in the best interests of those of us that would prefer to be boot lickers.

  172. June 26, 2020 1:06 pm

    “What has that got to do with anything when there’s a Twitter lynch mob seeking a neck for their door-closing rope?”

    ‘The noose was real’: Nascar releases photo from Bubba Wallace’s garage

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/25/nascar-noose-photo-talladega-bubba-wallace?CMP=share_btn_tw

  173. TB Queensland permalink
    June 26, 2020 2:19 pm

    … it was in the best interests of those of us that would prefer to be boot lickers.

    Well that negates the unions … BOO!

  174. TB Queensland permalink
    June 26, 2020 2:45 pm

    Aussie Broadband offering 250/25mbps and Ultrafast (1,000Mbps) … zooooooooom!

  175. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 3:53 pm

    Déjà vu

  176. Walrus permalink
    June 26, 2020 4:36 pm

    “She’s now Director of Comms for the AFP”

    Who gives a fuck. She used to work for Penny Wong FFS

    “Renee Viellaris heading off to join the Australian Federal Police where she will become a strategic media advisor. CBD last year reported Viellaris, who was previously a spinner for the then climate change minister Penny Wong, had knocked back an approach to work for the Coalition after Morrison was returned at the federal election.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/advice-for-bean-counters-look-at-the-pr-accounts-for-budget-savings-20200504-p54ppz.html

  177. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 26, 2020 6:49 pm

    Hilarious Walrus! Here’s what we won’t hear from Tom R-
    * I was wrong

  178. Tom R permalink
    June 26, 2020 9:58 pm

    I was wrong

    Always happy to admit when I’m wrong.

    Perhaps you could point me to the bit I was wrong about?

  179. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 28, 2020 8:47 am

    No mandatory testing for Victoria! We have it under control, we’re leading the way! Other states might have mandatory testing, and about zero cases, but our government knows best!

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-27/mandatory-hotel-quarantine-testing-in-australia-coronavirus/12400092

  180. June 28, 2020 3:56 pm

    “No mandatory testing for Victoria! “

    Wait, weren’t you whinging about Dan not winding restrictions back soon enough a couple of weeks ago, now you’re whinging that he’s not draconian enough..?? 🙄 🙄

  181. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 28, 2020 5:30 pm

    1. The hospitality industry geared up for seatings of 50, but Andrews cancelled this, leaving them wth food to go off and staff rostered but not needed.
    2. If a third of people in hotel isolation decide to do the wrong thing, making it mandatory is hardly unreasonable
    3. The government (via the police) were entirely comfortable about fining people having for a picnic, friends visiting each other and people from visiting elderly parents, but they allow the most likely carriers to wander off without testing.
    4. A crowd of 10,000 is fine, but don’t visit your mum

    So yes, I agree, Daniel Andrews is an ineffective, incosistnent f**kwit

  182. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 28, 2020 8:03 pm

  183. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 8:32 am

    I see another group of white supremacists have been caught out trying to blame the recent spike in cases on the South Sudanese population.

    It’s all good, they said sorry when it turned out they made it all up.

    I wonder if these same rednecks who have been supportive of anti lockdown protesters, and crying in their spilled milk about not being able to golf wonder at all while they blame the BLM proesters who protected both themselves and others if their words and actions had any effect on angry white dudes wishing to watch the footy?

  184. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 29, 2020 9:57 am

    This is what BLM results in (and it is precisely what it wants):

    BLM is a Marxist organisation fomenting race riots and civil unrest.

    Hence no protests when a much larger number of black lives are lost every weekend in Chicago. No protests when former police chief David Dorn was gunned down by the mob protecting a friend’s store. Those black lives don’t matter to the Marxist mongrels. They want these deaths and more to sew social discord.

  185. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 29, 2020 10:05 am

    What is Tom R talking about? Is that in Melbourne? Australia? Did it reach any news broadcasts?

  186. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 10:41 am

    Did it reach any news broadcasts?

    Depends on your description of ‘news’ I guess?

  187. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 29, 2020 11:14 am

    Remember how Daniel Andrews blamed this new outbreak on people deliberately breaking the law?

    Has anyone been charged?

    The government finds it easier to choose the soft targets like people having a picnic, or fishing from a pier, or sitting on a beach, or visiting a friend. Activities that had about zero chance of spreading covid 19

    Soft targets and symbolism are the characteristics of the government response. They’re laggards on the hard work –
    * charging the group that deliberately held the function that caused this outbreak, which included a medical doctor
    * lockdown of the suburbs that are the centres of the outbreak
    * compulsory testing in those suburbs and of people leaving the hotel isolation

  188. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 11:24 am

    Has anyone been charged?

    Wait, weren’t you whinging about Dan fining people too much a couple of weeks ago, now you’re whinging that he’s not fining enough..?? 🙄 🙄

    (hat tip to reb)

  189. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 29, 2020 11:52 am

    Fining people having a picnic in the open air hundreds of feet away from anyone else is rather a different proposition to a doctor deliberately flouting the rules and spreading the virus.

    The government always prefers symbolism to practical measures.

  190. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 12:08 pm

    Symbolize this

  191. Tony permalink
    June 29, 2020 12:12 pm

    Mr Moselmane just stated “I have done nothing wrong”.

    That settles it then.

  192. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 12:19 pm

    That settles it then.

    You would have thought that, after so many false starts, the afp would finally raid someone who they could actually arrest, but no, it’s just another raid for the cameras ….. again

  193. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 12:23 pm

    murdoch is a stain that needs to be stamped out

  194. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 29, 2020 2:10 pm

    Gravity can be a bitch:

  195. June 29, 2020 2:12 pm

    I was beginning to wonder where ToSY’s been hiding..

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  196. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 29, 2020 2:39 pm

    How dare people defend their property! This is what they need to do:

  197. Tony permalink
    June 29, 2020 4:15 pm

    I was beginning to wonder where ToSY’s been hiding..

    If life gives you cumquats, make jam. (Okay, so I like pink polo shirts. Is that a crime?)

  198. Tony permalink
    June 29, 2020 5:13 pm

  199. Tom R permalink
    June 29, 2020 6:34 pm

    The title of this thread matches in nicely with the big leaked raid, doesn’t it?

    Weird that.

  200. Tony permalink
    June 29, 2020 7:04 pm

    Dictator Dan is now blaming young people for the virus spike. Still nobody mentioning colder weather as a contributing factor.

  201. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 29, 2020 7:14 pm

    Yes that could be one reason the virus has not spread much in Australia. Viruses tend to spread in colder months than in summer. Could be just lucky for us the virus started in our summer months and in winter months in the Northern Hemisphere

  202. Walrus permalink
    June 30, 2020 9:08 am

    “Yes that could be one reason the virus has not spread much in Australia”

    What about Tasmania ?

    And I think what is happening in Florida puts that warm season theory in the bin.

    Lets face it the Victorian ALP and its woke Health Department who are more preoccupied with Captain Cook have totally fucked this up.

    Not enough testing and not enough contact tracing and a pathetic policy in regards to those in quarantine.

    Plus when Victorians can look across the border to NSW and see people fishing surfing sailing and God forbid playing golf well they are bound to say to Andrews under their breath

    “Fuck you you are being ridiculous”

  203. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 9:44 am

    What about Tasmania ?

    Ah, the good old days, when our pm was accusing people who came forward of lying

    He really is a dick

  204. June 30, 2020 10:06 am

    This…

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  205. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 10:44 am

    Andrews was so preoccupied getting picnickers etc fined that he forgot that the virus is more likely to spread via the poorly trained security people the government employs to guard the isolation hotels, who then spread it to their families.

    There has been any transmission via games if golf or people fishing?

  206. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 10:55 am

    lol reb, the betoota advocate did an article on yomm 🙂

  207. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 11:43 am

    Victoria’s Right-Wing Suddenly Forget They Spent 3 Months Demanding Schools And Shops Re-Open:

    Daniel Andrews did exactly what he wanted when he wanted. So if opening up schools and shops is to blame then the buck stops with Dan.

  208. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 11:48 am

    What about Tasmania ?

    There are a couple of reasons Tasmania is different to Victoria. They’re isolated on an island, and they don’t have international flights landing there.

  209. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 11:51 am

    Daniel Andrews did exactly what he wanted when he wanted.

    Ah, I see, so he actually wanted cranky old farts to try and undermine the message of “stay at home” the entire time it was in place?

    Gotcha 😉

  210. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 12:17 pm

  211. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 12:20 pm

    Ah, I see, so he actually wanted cranky old farts to try and undermine the message of “stay at home” the entire time it was in place?

    Not one of your better comebacks. 🙄

  212. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 12:23 pm

    How many transmissions have occurred via golf vs the security guards Andrews employed at the iso hotels?

    I think you’ll find it is zero vs lots

  213. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 12:24 pm

    Not one of your better comebacks.

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” 😉

    Meanwhile, in a not corrupt at all by-election

  214. Walrus permalink
    June 30, 2020 12:52 pm

    “Gotcha 😉”

    Would you care to explain why every other state has it’s shit together except for Dictator Dan and his fucked up Health Department heads.

    Half the fucking ADF medical has now been called in

  215. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 1:22 pm

    Would you care to explain why every other state has it’s shit together except for Dictator Dan and his fucked up Health Department heads.

    Where’s sam newman from again?

    I don’t see too many oppositions being anything like vics

    Except maybe Queensland 😉

    Is racism at Sky a mistake or a business model? Here’s the evidence, you decide

    https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/06/30/is-racism-at-sky-a-mistake-or-a-business-model-you-decide/

    I can’t click through, I don’t pay, but, I have seen enough from their past to know the answer 😉

  216. Walrus permalink
    June 30, 2020 1:25 pm

    I’ll take that as meaning you are clueless

  217. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 1:34 pm

    Andrews wanted the toughest restrictions, but he didn’t get the basics right.

    * Several other states used the army as security for iso hotels, Andrews used poorly trained contractors, who then became infected and spread it.
    * Targeting of soft targets (drivers, golfers, picnickers etc), therefore wasting resources
    * Inadequate education/information.restrictions about the actual risks (security guards, non English speakers)

    The ALP barrackers now want to portray this serious government failure as a problem for non ALP barrackers!!

  218. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 1:35 pm

    I’ll take that as meaning you are clueless

    Take it how you want

    But if you think every other state has its shit together, then that really IS clueless

  219. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:13 pm

    Another life that doesn’t matter to BLM.

    Defund the police!

  220. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:20 pm

    Defund the police!

    Well, according to that video, they are doing a pretty shit job

  221. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:27 pm

    Typical. People in private industry have lost their jobs an an organisation that gets $1B/year of taxpayers money is moaning about cuts which never happened. Just no spending increases. Meanwhile in private enterprise land lots of newspapers are shutting down

  222. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:29 pm

  223. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:32 pm

    Another state with it’s ‘shit’ together

  224. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:53 pm

    Yeah, everyone should have done exactly what the Victorian Government did! It has been so successful!
    * 3 times the fines (how many picnickers & golfers actually spread the virus?)
    * Government induced lockdown fatigue
    * Let the virus spread via the poorly trained security guards
    * Poor communication with non English speakers
    * Just let people wander out of isolation without testing
    * Take restaurant bookings of 20, no 50, no I meant 20
    * But let’s talk about James Cook!

    Go Victoria!!

  225. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:10 pm

    Government induced lockdown fatigue

    HAHAHAHAAHHA

  226. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:25 pm

    HAHAHAHAAHHA

    From YOUR Guardian –

    Infectious diseases physician Prof Peter Collignon believes the Victorian government was overzealous with increased policing and issuing fines to people breaking restrictions earlier in the pandemic. Because people were so limited in their actions at a time when the virus was not widely spreading, people were growing fatigued by the restrictions and may feel less incentive to follow them now, Collignon said. He believes it made no sense to tell people that they could not go fishing or play golf, even though the risk of community transmission is significantly lower outdoors

    So…HAHAHAHAAHHA

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/29/victorias-coronavirus-spike-whats-causing-it-and-is-anyone-to-blame

  227. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:41 pm

    From YOUR Guardian –

    and may feel less incentive to follow them now

    From yor mates whinging about golf for the past three months?

  228. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:43 pm

    Andrews just locked down 10 postcodes in the northern suburbs. He says genomic testing has traced the outbreak back to workers in hotel lockdown facilities.

  229. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:45 pm

    hmm, isn’t this all overseen by duttons mob?

  230. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:49 pm

    Hilarious!! Do you disagree with Infectious diseases physician Prof Peter Collignon?

    And , when explaining why people had deliberately broken the rules and spread the disease, Andrews said something like – people are getting tired and they wished it was over, so they relaxed…

    That’s another way of saying the same thing as the Professor.

    “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

  231. Tom R permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:55 pm

    Do you ever want to mention about yor mates spending three months undermining the lock down, or just try and continue to undermine?

  232. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:55 pm

    hmm, isn’t this all overseen by duttons mob?

    Umm, no. It’s typical though. You applaud the states when they close schools in spite of federal health authority advice, but now things are going a bit pear-shaped you want to blame the feds. Remember that federalism thing the left has just rediscovered?

  233. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 3:58 pm

    Do you ever want to mention about yor mates spending three months undermining the lock down, or just try and continue to undermine?

    Haha. What you fail to admit is that Andrews didn’t listen to them, or the federal advice. He did what he wanted when he wanted. So the results are all down to him.

  234. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 4:02 pm

    I think the poorly trained security contractors are engaged by the state government, several of the more sensible states have decided that the army is a better option.

    This was offered to Andrews too! But the poorly trained guards were chosen, and now we can all say – Thanks Dad!!

  235. Walrus permalink
    June 30, 2020 4:15 pm

    “hmm, isn’t this all overseen by duttons mob?”

    I see more utter bullshit from TomR

    Do you ever check your facts ?

    “Federal health authorities have questioned Victoria’s management of the mandatory hotel quarantine arrangements, which have been key to Australia’s success to date in suppressing the coronavirus.

    Multiple federal government sources have confirmed concerns about the lack of expert medical personnel advising hotel workers, who have the task of delivering food and escorting guests without appropriate personal protective equipment.

    Victorian health authorities are now reviewing the staffing and management of hotels used to detain and isolate returned travellers for 14 days.

    The same private security firm oversees quarantine arrangements at both the Stamford Plaza and Rydges hotels where infected staff members have spread the virus to close contacts and contributed to family outbreaks that forced the Victorian government to reintroduce restrictions”

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/overseas-returns-diverted-from-melbourne-over-covid-19-hotel-quarantine-concerns-20200623-p555f6.html

  236. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 4:29 pm

    Interesting to note, also, when asked if he’ll be closing schools in those 10 suburbs, Andrews said the health authorities advise him it’s not necessary.

  237. June 30, 2020 4:50 pm

    “lol reb, the betoota advocate did an article on yomm”

    That’s what I was thinking. All that was missing was “Dear YoM” at the beginning.

  238. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:07 pm

    Yeah! Because your government has been so successful!

    It’s all about appearances and symbolism with this government, they would have decided not to use the army because it wasn’t the look they want.

    Better to use poorly trained contractors that can then be the major cause of the outbreak

  239. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:07 pm

    Okay, so roadblocks where you’ll have to show your papers.

    Victoria Police will be actively enforcing the suburban lockdowns over the next four weeks, with on-the-spot fines issued to anyone caught out of their house unnecessarily.

    Premier Daniel Andrews said many of the main transport corridors in and out of the relevant suburbs would be the subject of booze bus-type checks.

    “So not necessarily every vehicle, but vehicles will be stopped randomly … in an organised and coordinated way and people moving in and out of the suburb will be asked to identify themselves,” he said.

    All cafes, restaurants and hotels in the hotspot suburbs will go back to stage 3 restrictions and gyms will be closed.

    Schools in hotspot areas will return to face-to-face learning once the holidays are over, Mr Andrews said.

    Mr Andrews on Tuesday said a significant number of the outbreaks in the state’s north were attricted to staff members at the quarantine hotels who breached well-known and well understood infection control protocols.

    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/canberra-sends-in-800-staff-to-battle-health-bushfire/news-story/0f5641b4606d21b7c9297f3b90ac76b5

  240. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:15 pm

    It’s all going so well for the ALP…

    A coalition of unions including union boss John Setka’s wing of the CFMMEU is preparing a legal challenge to the federal Labor Party’s takeover of the troubled Victorian branch.

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/industrial-unions-to-challenge-victorian-labor-takeover-in-court-20200629-p557dc.html

  241. Walrus permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:25 pm

    “Okay, so roadblocks where you’ll have to show your papers.”

    So effectively Andrews is creating his own version of CHOP like in Seattle. Maybe he could round up a few BLM protesters and throw them into that area as well. They could just go hammer and tongs at well………..protesting

  242. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:28 pm

  243. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 5:57 pm

    Papers please!

  244. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:12 pm

  245. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:23 pm

    Daniel Andrews’s buck passing:
    Last week: Families!
    Yesterday: Young people!
    Today: Hotel quarantine security guards!

  246. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:28 pm

    😂🤣

  247. TB Queensland permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:38 pm

    All the whinging by the Mexicans here … why don’t you just leave “lovely” Melbourne? Oh wait … undisciplined rabbles aren’t allowed out … chuckle …

    I just read that there has been an outbreak in local libraries in Victoria too!

  248. TB Queensland permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:42 pm

    Seeing that everyone here is much more knowledgeable than any experts I’ve read … can you answer two questions for me?

    1. Have any of you been C-19 tested?

    2. What possible reason could people have for refusing a test? (Other than FOFO!

  249. TB Queensland permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:43 pm

    … postcode lockdown really kills the ‘we’re all in this together’ narrative …

    Lot of people in a postcode area …

  250. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:48 pm

    Yes TB, it’s very entertaining here!

    Victoria is stuffed (according to Tom R) because-
    * Daniel Andrews listened to Sam Newman and allowed people to play golf
    * Dutton selected the people to work in the isolation hotels (really?)

  251. TB Queensland permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:48 pm

    … murdoch is a stain that needs to be stamped out …

    Absolutely …

    The BS and fake news affecting people at work (especially frontline emergency personnel) is worse than any BS that China tries on … whose side is Mordoch on any way?

  252. TB Queensland permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:52 pm

    Yes TB, it’s very entertaining here!

    It’s certainly entertaining for Queenslanders … although my annual firepit b/day party has been “delayed” … apparently new meds put me at “extreme high risk” affects my immune system.

    Your capers are SFA as far as I’m concerned …

    I need the laffs! Keep up the panic … luv it!

  253. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 6:55 pm

    Very thoughtful of Dan to give residents of those 10 postcodes till midnight tomorrow to get out of Dodge. What could possibly go wrong there?

  254. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 30, 2020 7:23 pm

    So we’re going to have an arse covering judicial inquiry into how poorly trained contractors spread the virus.

    This is so that Andrews doesn’t have to answer questions about his contractors.

    Just listen to his new manta- ” the judicial inquiry will review that and I won’t preempt his report”

    This review should really only take a day or 2, and here’s the decision-
    *It was a serious mistake to use poorly trained contractors
    * You should have used the army when it was offered
    * You’re a dickhead

  255. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 8:03 pm

  256. Tony permalink
    June 30, 2020 8:41 pm

    Because his protests weren’t violent enough?

  257. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 8:27 am

    Victoria is stuffed (according to Tom R) because-
    * Daniel Andrews listened to Sam Newman and allowed people to play golf
    * Dutton selected the people to work in the isolation hotels (really?)

    I’ll need a link to your first bullshit claim, or shall I just put it down to you not being able to read simple Eenglish?

    As to the other, I had assumed Border Force were responsible, but seems I’ve been misinformed, I can cop that one.

    It’s all going so well for the ALP

    If it’s not accompanied by a televised raid, it didn’t happen

  258. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 8:53 am

    DEBT AND WASTE!

    But it’s all good, cos taxpayers moneys are going to a multi millionaire 😉

    Fears millions of Covid-19 testing kits Australia bought from Andrew Forrest could go to waste

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/01/fears-millions-of-covid-19-testing-kits-australia-bought-from-andrew-forrest-could-go-to-wasted

  259. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2020 8:58 am

    “Gandhi is cancelled”

    Not just Ghandi……………….

    https://time.com/5857064/defunding-police-superheroes-onscreen/

  260. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 9:05 am

    “I want to raise awareness about a prominent South Asian figure, Gandhi, and his racist remarks,” Akhnoor Sidhu said Wednesday.

    And your issue with that is ……?

  261. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 9:14 am

    How Good are Ballistic Missiles?

  262. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 9:27 am

    In news that isn’t news, it turns out our pm is a lying sack of shit

    For every 17 Australians who need a job, there is only one available

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/07/01/jobseeker-numbers/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning%20News%20-%2020200701

    Data from the National Skills Commission released on Tuesday indicated that of the 2324 employers surveyed, only 22 per cent were recruiting.

    And of those employers, only 72 were having trouble finding candidates. It did not specify why.

    It is unknown where the Prime Minister got the anecdotal evidence.

  263. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2020 10:06 am

    FACT CHECK … just in case … I see TR has the same story … what a bunch of sick arseholes from Sooty from Marketing to Mad Mikala!

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/30/deeply-hurtful-claims-of-australian-jobseekers-turning-down-work-are-based-on-scant-evidence

  264. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 1, 2020 10:08 am

    So which zombie are you, Tom R?

  265. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 10:57 am

  266. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 11:29 am

  267. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2020 11:55 am

    “You know who else thought about armaments in the 30s”

    At least Scomo has learnt something from history. Must have something to do with all those statues in Canberra I suppose especially those commemorating our war dead.

    Too bad the fucking dopes on Twitter don’t learn from historty

  268. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2020 11:56 am

    Yay………………………Another 73 cases in Victoria.

    Well done Daniel Andrews and your fellow Cook obsessed dickheads

  269. ivi permalink
    July 1, 2020 12:04 pm

    (“The [Indo-]Pacific is a great big ocean“….; so, not-Canadia?)

  270. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 12:05 pm

    Must have something to do with all those statues in Canberra

    I’ve gone google looking, but can’t find a statue of the person implied in Canberra

    Not saying some there don’t want it, just don’t think it’s there now.

    The end of this clip alludes 😉

  271. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 12:19 pm

    not-Canadia?

    I recall some people complaining about the NDIS etc being put off into the ‘never never’ budget (even though it was in the budget)
    But now, ten years out, we get another re-announcement of billions of dollars WAAAY out in the never never
    And our meeja happily comply 😦

  272. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 12:27 pm

    Dictator Dan strikes again!

    Victorian virus hotspot residents face fines, jail time for entering NSW

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/victorian-virus-hotspot-residents-face-fines-jail-time-for-entering-nsw/news-story/48ac64bd00b2c11372eafecee9e1f414#.sxjh0

    😯

  273. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2020 2:35 pm

    Dictator Dan strikes again!

    Mmmm … odd how Dan gets the blame for other fuckwits …

    Still, what’s the point in going to NSW if ya can’t get to the Sunshine State anyway … 😀

  274. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2020 2:52 pm

    How Good are Ballistic Missiles?

    Sooty & Co need to spend a lot more, now, on veterans before buying weapons for a possible war! How many diggers and their families can be assisted with housing, living expenses and medical issues with $270 billion!

    (Most “experts” will tell you China doesn’t want a military war with the West … but it does want to control us* … ignoring the Chinese Commercial Invasion is far more sinister than military invasion – just think of that when you next visit a China Town – there’s a lot of them – and if you think its about food and entertainment only – think again!)

    *Just like Donny Dump and his sanctions … and withdrawal’s from alliances …

  275. Back`In`Black`or`Snap`Back`Teabag permalink
    July 1, 2020 3:02 pm

    At least Scomo has learnt something from history.

    Now hooz kidding themself, slomo hasn`t learned a fcuking thing. l promise. Don`t go throwing your blubbering at premier dan too much, premier gladys is struggling to resist the racket from the teaCaddy and will eventually have to run her Lockdown3point0 too.

  276. Walrus permalink
    July 1, 2020 3:34 pm

    ROFLMAO……………….

  277. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2020 6:11 pm

    ROFLMAO……………….

    I’m assuming that you think the “capitalism” comment is funny … not the shooting and subsequent death of a man?

    Still a bizarre comment, wally

  278. TB Queensland permalink
    July 1, 2020 6:26 pm

    $10,000,000 for a fucking logo a 10 year old could design!@

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/like-a-virus-confusion-over-new-australian-made-logo/news-story/d8a18838d9bc24aa6bbb66ee4f1a54f0

    Who wastes tax payer money like this … certainly not “money managers”! That’s right the LNP Federal Government! What was Sooty’s background again? Mmmm … still shit! Where the bloody hell is he? How far would that go to keep people fed and clothed?

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/wattle-inspired-logo-to-sell-australia-to-the-world-20200701-p557u2.html

  279. Tom R permalink
    July 1, 2020 6:48 pm

    Ya wonder what goes through these peoples heads don’t ya TB

  280. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 1, 2020 7:02 pm

    hat’s right the LNP Federal Government! What was Sooty’s background again? Mmmm … still shit!

    Comments like that are so stupid because even if true you can find wasteful spending under any govt.

    A candidate for the most wasteful spending EVER happened in 2008 when Rudd dropped our borders and let in 50,000 boat people costing us $15B and counting.

    BTW Labor dropped our borders because Labor does not believe in borders. People like TB of Queensland want a borderless world ruled by his lord and masters at the UN

  281. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 8:22 am

    $10,000,000 for a fucking logo a 10 year old could design!@

    Wait until you hear how much they paid for the slogan.

    “What The Bloody Hell Are You?”

  282. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 9:40 am

  283. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 10:55 am

    Now reports are saying iso guards “slept” with people infected with covid 19, and they had about 5 minutes training.

    Now we have 30+ suburbs in lockdown, and possibly more to come.

    Yes, the tough restrictions by Andrews really worked, we should have issued more fines to people having a picnic, youngsters visiting friends and people driving alone in their cars!

    Really, this is just complete incompetence by the government. They couldn’t even get the basics right.

  284. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 10:59 am

    Really, this is just complete incompetence by the government

    Yes

    Don’t use private contractors 😉

  285. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 11:14 am

    The government was offered the army, but they chose 5 minute trained contractors. Who then spread the virus across 30+ suburbs.

    We now face further lockdowns and it is entirely due to the decisions of the state ALP government.

    This has nothing to do with the early lifting of the restrictions, it has everything to do with the decisions of Andrews.

    Hopeless and why did he decline using the army? It’s because he’s more interested in “the optics” than in effective policy.

  286. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 11:17 am

    it has everything to do with the decisions of Andrews.

    Mostly

    But fruitloops ranting all the way through the lockdown telling people it’s unnecessary don’t help

    Hopeless and why did he decline using the army?

    I recall someone crying .. a lot .. because of libraries being shut. Perhaps there’s a hint there 😉

  287. July 2, 2020 11:28 am

    “Now reports are saying iso guards “slept” with people infected with covid 19, and they had about 5 minutes training.”

    When I was a lad there was no such thing as ‘sex education’.

    At least they got 5 minutes training.

  288. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 11:29 am

    At least they got 5 minutes training.

    What did they do with other 4 and a half minutes?

  289. July 2, 2020 11:29 am

    “I recall someone crying .. a lot .. because of libraries being shut. Perhaps there’s a hint there”

    😆

  290. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 1:01 pm

    Yeah! No doubt my slothful (Liberal) council will be all self righteous about the services they didn’t provide, because it was the ALP councils that are now the hotspots!

    Serves them right for trying to provide books to ratepayers!

    …but, I’d say this transmission by such poorly paid, promiscuous security guards will really hurt the ALP here. After all the tough talk this disaster is entirely of their own making!

  291. July 2, 2020 1:09 pm

    “I’d say this transmission by such poorly paid, promiscuous security guards will really hurt the ALP here.”

    Yeah, nah.

  292. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 1:32 pm

    Yes, if only Daniel Andrews didn’t listen to Sam Newman! Golfing would still be banned and all these infections wouldn’t have occurred!

  293. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 1:52 pm

    Yes, if only Daniel Andrews didn’t listen to Sam Newman

    Pretty sure Dan Andrews isn’t one of the people alleged to have ignored COVID protections yomm #justsayin’

  294. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 2, 2020 2:22 pm

    Learn from the mistakes of others:

  295. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 2:50 pm

    Yeah, Andrews only oversaw a policy that promoted the spread of coronavirus.

    So that’s hardly a problem!

  296. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 3:19 pm

    So that’s hardly a problem!

    I think the biggest problem is you talking like nil

  297. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 3:31 pm

    Really? We have 30+ suburbs locked down. They are generally areas of high unemployment, low income. Lots of people that chose to come to Australia as asylum seekers .

    Now they’re the people that will put up with this new government induced outbreak.

    So go ahead and defend the total incompetence that put “the optics” of not wanting the army in public view, in front of the public interest.

    Or perhaps just continue to blame Sam Newman and golfers.

  298. Walrus permalink
    July 2, 2020 3:40 pm

    So these suburbs tend to have an above average number Centrelink offices, a huge number of abandoned shopping trolleys, a large number of spice shops, a huge number of immigration lawyers and a severe lack of BMW, Audi, and Bentley new car dealerships ………..would that be correct ?

  299. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 2, 2020 4:50 pm

    I think the 2003 Commodore is the car most prefer, although I don’t recall ever going to any of those part of the city, maybe I pass through on my way to the airport.

    Next I’m expecting Tom R to say the outbreak is due to all those poorly trained, poorly paid security guards going to Broadmeadows Golf Club with Sam Newman.

  300. Tony permalink
    July 2, 2020 5:08 pm

    Sam Newman wore his plus fours on the steps of Parliament on the 17th April. Golf courses in Victoria were reopened almost four weeks later on the 13th May. Clearly Sam Newman forced Daniel Andrews to act against the advice of his Chief Health Officer.

  301. Walrus permalink
    July 2, 2020 5:41 pm

    The kinda neighborhood that TB would purchase in

  302. TB Queensland permalink
    July 2, 2020 6:25 pm

    The kinda neighborhood that TB would purchase in

    I’m astounded at how much you all know about me — that I don’t!

    My Morgan is safely under lock and key.

  303. Tom R permalink
    July 2, 2020 7:10 pm

    Clearly Sam Newman forced Daniel Andrews to act against the advice of his Chief Health Officer.

    Again, for the slower ones, did Dan Andrews act against the advice of his Chief Health Officer.

    This is from people, in the public, who get to read and listen to the likes of sam newman telling them to ignore the rules, ignoring the rules.

    It’s a mighty long bow to lay that at the feet of any government.

  304. Tony permalink
    July 2, 2020 7:20 pm

    It’s a mighty long bow to lay that at the feet of any government.

    Guffaw. And yet you want to lay Victorian Government decisions at the feet of Sam Newman. Do you even think this stuff through? 🙄

  305. Tom R permalink
    July 3, 2020 8:22 am

    And yet you want to lay Victorian Government decisions at the feet of Sam Newman.

    Link!

    All I’ve highlighted is some angry old people with a loud megaphone constant rants that preach bad behaviours, and then people behaving in that manner

    Not sure how you think a Government doing the opposite, and following health guidelines is influenced by that at all.

    But, it’s interesting that an individuals behaviours and a state governments policies are now being washed clean of the feds

    Sits in stark contrast to the Pink Batts episode, doesn’t it?

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