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December 25, 2020
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  1. December 25, 2020 9:34 am

    Happy Christmas to youse…!

    I am on the Mornington Peninsula and went to see the seals on Philip Island. It was nice, but they smell bad.

  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 25, 2020 11:12 am

    Very Merry Christmas to all.

    I’m still working my way through the list.

    Certain items explain Tom R.

    Obama is definitely Illuminati.

  3. Kerry permalink
    December 25, 2020 3:14 pm

    And youse touse – it’s 38 degrees in Perth a right bloody stinker but I’m keeping well hydrated.

  4. ivi permalink
    December 25, 2020 3:25 pm

    (Merry Merry, one and all.

    [Apparently*, it’s the seventh seal that’s a real doozy.])

  5. Tony permalink
    December 25, 2020 5:46 pm

    Why is it always the seventh that gives all the trouble? Happy Christmas everybody!

  6. December 25, 2020 8:05 pm

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  7. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 26, 2020 8:04 am

    Merry Boxing Day!

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    December 26, 2020 7:42 pm

    Yuletide Greetings … you avoided the Norse Gods, reb!

    Extremely astute of you!

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    December 26, 2020 7:45 pm

    … but I’m keeping well hydrated.

    Mmmmm … what with

    G’day Kerry, I see the Mexicans ignored you …

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    December 26, 2020 7:47 pm

    Why is it always the seventh that gives all the trouble? Happy Christmas everybody!

    Chuckle, seventh comment …

    Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 26, 2020 8:04 am

    Merry Boxing Day!

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

    Let’s all hope that 2021 is much nicer for the world …

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    December 26, 2020 8:28 pm

    And now for something completely different!

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 27, 2020 1:23 pm

    7 new cases in NSW ! Is Gladys serious? Dan was getting 700+ cases a day!!
    She is never going to displace Dan as the record holder!!

  13. Tom R permalink
    December 27, 2020 3:53 pm

    Happy Saturnalia to youse alls

    Fingers crossed NSW ARE gold standard

    Why is it always the seventh that gives all the trouble?

    It’s always SEVEN 😉

    And cheers splats. Not Maiden, but it is their original singer, who also is still rockin on

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    December 27, 2020 4:29 pm

    7 new cases in NSW !

    Why aren’t you playing golf or reading a library book … ?

    After all the other states demonstrated how to reach zero and stay there … what did Gladys do?

    And where is all the whinging about border closures from Scooty Muppet from Marketing?

    (What?) Oh, he’s on leave!

  15. December 29, 2020 8:27 am

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  16. Stand Back And Stand Buy`Teabag permalink
    December 29, 2020 10:20 am

    (Those seven seals seem like teabags so l will stick with the otters.)

  17. Stand Back And Stand Buy`Teabag permalink
    December 29, 2020 10:26 am

    all the other states demonstrated how to reach zero and stay there .. what did Gladys do? ”

    Wet’N wild in wagga.

    So far it’s just good luck for gladys on the superBug front.`

  18. Stand Back And Stand Buy`Teabag permalink
    December 29, 2020 10:36 am

    Is Gladys serious? Dan was getting 700+ cases

    Oh don’t you worry about that, if gladys gets a couple of hundred, jonestown buffoons will ensure it hits the same levels all 50 yankeeland states, britannia, italy, spain, france, and everywhere else has hit. l promise.

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 29, 2020 2:53 pm

    Not a coincidence: Guardian journalist is plug stupid!

    https://ibb.co/PQsmvcn

  20. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 29, 2020 6:43 pm

    The Sound of Music is on and I still scream every time the Mother Abbess calls Julie Andrews a cuntface

    That is genuinely hilarious!!! I actually LOLed

  21. December 29, 2020 9:57 pm

    I know, it cracks me up every time…! 😆

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 30, 2020 12:12 pm

    I was really laughing! I’m sending it yo everyone… except my mother.

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    December 30, 2020 12:39 pm

    You have a …. Jesus Christ!

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    December 30, 2020 12:42 pm

    Thank goodness Gladys the Golden Gal is in charge … doing really well … thank Thor the borders are closed ???????

    How can we lose best eco

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 31, 2020 12:40 pm

    Now we have a new outbreak in Melbourne!
    * close everything immediately
    * cancel everything immediately
    * an hour of fresh air a day is ample
    * buy all the toilet paper you can find
    * handcuff pregnant women in pink pyjamas

  26. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2020 12:53 pm

    up to six already, on the first day they found three.

    Something else is going on, for it to blow up like that, where it just ‘seems’ to bubble along in Sydney

    Vic should have shut their borders to Sydney straight away

  27. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 31, 2020 2:02 pm

    Shut their borders, and lock everyone up!! Fresh air is over rated anyway, particularly in Melbourne

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 31, 2020 2:12 pm

    And let’s hope this outbreak allows more heavy handed policing!
    * handcuff pregnant women in pink pyjamas
    * mothers teaching their kids to drive
    * fining essential shift workers washing their cars
    YAY!! Victoria Police!

  29. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2020 4:03 pm

    And let’s hope this outbreak allows more heavy handed policing!

    Pigs will be pigs. Unfortunately, it’s what they have to work with. But, better than being dead. Good thing the other Victorian public servants, their nurses, were able to save those people in the Federally run ages care homes, because the Feds obviously couldn’t do it.

    I see the libs still have one rule for them, and one for the rest

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    December 31, 2020 7:52 pm

    Happy (oh puleese) New Year Guttertrashers …

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    December 31, 2020 7:54 pm

    Shut their borders, and lock everyone up!! Fresh air is over rated anyway, particularly in Melbourne

    Yer not a tree, move … WA is nice … and the fresh air is great!

    (I see ToM’s finally waking up to the Myth of Melbourne … cool)

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 1, 2021 4:00 pm

    Happy New Year everyone!

  33. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 2, 2021 11:16 am

    Victoria has 10 cases today. NSW has 7.
    More evidence that NSW has more competent contact tracing.
    NSW has contained the virus to this level for a couple of weeks. Victoria in double figures.
    Can’t wait for the lockdown

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    January 2, 2021 3:00 pm

    More evidence that NSW has more competent contact tracing.

    Three cases?

    … put away all thy malice and all thy deceit, thy hypocrisy, thy envy and all thy slander.

    The Lord will fight for thee, and thee have naught but to be silent. </blockquote

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 3, 2021 8:30 am

    Bosses have the power to force employees to take the vaccine: experts

    I think this is a positive. But the left will probably be confused about that.

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/bosses-have-the-power-to-force-employees-to-take-the-vaccine-experts-20210101-p56r64.html

  36. Tom R permalink
    January 3, 2021 11:54 am

    rachel’s off to a good start in the new year lol

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    January 3, 2021 2:38 pm

    But the left will probably be confused about that.

    Actually, no-one here would be confused, except you …

  38. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 3, 2021 5:58 pm

    What is the point of the state government running advertisements telling people to get tested when they don’t resource the testing?
    Yet another example of the incompetence of the Andrews government

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 3, 2021 8:27 pm

    It really would be hilarious if the intransigence of the Queensland government resulted in the final test being played in Sydney.
    Mind you, why would they wish to leave their hotel, I mean, they’re in Brisbane, not in an interesting city.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/expect-us-to-go-to-the-gabba-australia-want-to-stick-to-test-schedule-20210103-p56rft.html

  40. Tony permalink
    January 4, 2021 8:05 am

    Sounds familiar.

    There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

  41. Tom R permalink
    January 4, 2021 8:52 am

    What is the point of the state government running advertisements telling people to get tested when they don’t resource the testing?

    Where are you talking about? Sydney and Adelaide have both closed testing stations on people who have waited for hours, and then re-opened them. So wondering which of the two you are referring to?

    One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

    Ah, another reference to the Indue card. Nice 😉

  42. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 4, 2021 9:46 am

    The Victorian government had blanket advertising to encourage testing, and then hasn’t provided the resources
    That’s incompetent
    I’m not watching the news in Sydney or Adelaide

  43. Tom R permalink
    January 4, 2021 9:57 am

    I’m not watching the news in Sydney or Adelaide

    Ignorance remains your insecurity blanket 😉

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-18/long-lines-in-adelaide-for-coronavirus-testing/12893224

  44. January 4, 2021 10:29 am

    Speaking of ‘completely unhinged’ listen to this phone call with Donald Trump recorded on Jan 2…

    It’s hilarious!

    “The rambling and at times incoherent conversation offered a remarkable glimpse of how consumed and desperate the president remains about his loss, unwilling or unable to let the matter go and still believing he can reverse the results in enough battleground states to remain in office.

    “There’s no way I lost Georgia,” Trump said, a phrase he repeated again and again on the call. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

  45. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2021 10:46 am

    Ignorance remains your insecurity blanket

    In fact its “blanket” news coast to coast including Victoria … unless they’ve floated away into Hysteria …

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2021 10:48 am

    Speaking of ‘completely unhinged’

    This nasty beast of a “man” needs putting away for a very long time … there is a cheaper solution … treason carries the death penalty I believe – of Trump is very fond …

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2021 7:36 pm

    RIP Gerry Marsden …

  48. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 5, 2021 11:13 am

    Nice selection to remember him by, TB.

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 5, 2021 1:59 pm

    I read The Silent Invasion a couple of years ago, I’m reading it again. And in the current context, it really is compelling.
    He deals with the “but look at the USA” reply very effectively too.

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    January 5, 2021 5:43 pm

    Quite a few of GM’s songs in my repertoire, SB … lot to choose from.

    Another sad day for music.

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    January 5, 2021 7:14 pm

    History continues to repeat … we have learned nothing – in 2500 years – seems …

    Issued on January 4 the letter is marked “Effective immediately due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on EMS and 911 receiving hospitals”.

    The letter outlines that “adult patients in blunt traumatic and nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shall not be transported if return of spontaneous circulation is not achieved in the field”.

    “Patients in traumatic full arrest who meet current … criteria for determination of death shall not be resuscitated and shall be determined dead on scene and not transported.”

    And its so good to see all the new dams (built after the last drought*) filling in Far North Queensland and the pumping stations ready to feed the pipelines south in the next drought!

    INFRASTRUCTURE, SOOTY FROM MARKETING! You talk about hydro? That’s all you do TALK! Go renewables and employ the skills and knowledge of the coal mining community in building solar, wind farms and dams … and provide the means to renew our manufacturing industries …

    *sarc (in fact it was Kneel who pushed the idea of more dams here!)

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 10:57 am

    An infected guy went to the cricket at the MCG!
    Melbourne won’t be relinquishing it’s mantle as covid capital any time soon!
    Go Plaguesville!

  53. Tom R permalink
    January 6, 2021 11:15 am

    An infected guy went to the cricket at the MCG!

    Did he have the Sydney Virus?

    This is a catastrophic failure of the quarantine bay thirteen system

    I wonder if rooting ticket vendors will be blamed for this?

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 11:30 am

    I blame Tim Paine. What sort of Australian captain would allow the virus to leak into his game?

  55. Tom R permalink
    January 6, 2021 11:42 am

    I love it, I am so divorced from cricket, after our last decade or two of such absolute childish unsportsmanlike behavior by our cricket team, that I didn’t even know who Tim Paine was.

    In this case, ignorance IS bliss 🙂

  56. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 11:52 am

    Unpatriotic leftist

  57. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 6, 2021 1:44 pm

    Clive Hamilton has an interesting piece in The Australian today:

    “During the past nine months, Beijing has subjected Australia to an escalating program of punishment, mainly by the use of economic coercion but also by a diplomatic freeze backed by a barrage of insults and threats emanating from the highest levels of the party in Beijing.

    The Canberra embassy issued 14 demands we must satisfy if we wanted China to back off, including abolishing our foreign interference law, allowing Huawei into our 5G network, permitting unrestricted Chinese investment and limiting media criticism of the regime.

    The trigger event for Beijing was Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s call in April for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus.”

    Of course Australia should tell the commie bastards that the are out of line. The treasonous elites of Australian society need to be told to fuck right off as well:

    Communist Party bosses tend to believe that winning over powerful elites is enough. In pursuing that tactic they have been very successful. There are powerful voices in Australia urging the government to capitulate to Beijing’s pressure.

    Certain former prime ministers, premiers, mining magnates, vice-chancellors, strategic analysts and Sinologists are all telling the government to appease Beijing. And some of the leaders of the industries being squeezed by China’s trade bans have become, in effect, mouthpieces for Beijing, calling on the government to “fix the relationship”, as if it’s all our fault. This is exactly what Beijing planned.”

    Hamilton goes on to conclude, rightly, that the common people are waking up to how big a threat Pooh Xi is. Craven politicians too weak to resist China’s bullying will not fare well at the next federal election. Any politician prepared to assume Tom R’s posture of posterior presentation to Xi (by making excuses for China and blaming racism for China’s threats) is likely to be punished by all decent and right-minded Australian voters.

  58. January 6, 2021 2:04 pm

    For your edification splatter.

    If push comes to shove, China could completely annihilate Australia without even thinking about it.

    Your support of Australian MPs who think they can ‘shirt front’ their Chinese counterparts with megaphone diplomacy is amusing, particularly when you consider just how successful that particular approach has been thus far… Lulz…

  59. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 2:21 pm

    Yes Splatter is right. It’s bizarre that teh left love to talk a principled stand on foreign relations when it comes to democracies.
    But when it concerns brutal dictatorships that prefer us to be subservient forelock triggers, it’s- “I’ve already bent over backwards for you, and now I’ll bend over forwards”

  60. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 2:25 pm

    triggers tuggers… of course
    And take not talk

    By the way, there is absolutely no possibility of China using it’s military strength against Australia.
    We just have to decide how much we’re willing to pay for our sovereignty.
    And as Clive Hamilton said- “not much”

  61. Tom R permalink
    January 6, 2021 2:37 pm

    We just have to decide how much we’re willing to pay for our sovereignty.

    Around $506 million it seems (and a cushy job at the end)

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-19/can-darwin-port-99-year-lease-china-be-reversed-andrew-robb-role/10912478

  62. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 2:45 pm

    I won’t think many have paid attention to the change in the relationship since the Chinese government attempted to stop the publication of Hamilton’s book.
    You should read it Tom R. Then you’d be able to pull apart it’s comprehensive analysis

  63. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 6, 2021 3:10 pm

    “If push comes to shove, China could completely annihilate Australia without even thinking about it.”

    True. But would they? In fact they would think about it and conclude that the danger of a US reprisal would be too great. Besides, cowering to commie cunts is not the Australian way.

    More likely there will be a trade war under which we would suffer but survive. If we make the concessions China has demanded then we may as well get used to life as a vassal state of China as those tyrants will always have a vast military advantage and their demands will not cease.

    Also, I don’t support or advocate everything Australian pollies have done re China. For example, that stupid arrogant turd Kevni Rudd went to Beijing and proceeded to lecture his guests in Mandarin and in public about their shortcomings in the area of human rights. And John Howard was straight out racist* in his attitude to Chinese people.

    However, this is not a binary choice. Australia doesn’t have to be belligerent and bellicose to stand its ground. The Chinese actually fucked up when they doctored that image of an Australian soldier committing war crimes. We don’t need to make the same mistake.

    The question is whether we should accede to the list of 14 demands the Chinese have made. What say you?

    *(NB, unlike others here I don’t use the term “racist” in trivial or spurious cases as that only degrades the meaning of the word.)

  64. Tom R permalink
    January 6, 2021 3:25 pm

    We don’t need to make the same mistake.

    We have a pm who doctors facts 😉

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jan/06/greg-hunt-faces-mounting-pressure-to-hit-accelerator-on-vaccine-rollout

    Looks like ‘mericas going well

  65. January 6, 2021 3:46 pm

    “True. But would they? In fact they would think about it and conclude that the danger of a US reprisal would be too great.”

    Really. Check out what’s just happened in Hong Kong over the past year or so.

    Much international outrage and condemnation, but then it’s all just forgotten about and life goes on.

    Just like Morrison’s demands for an apology from China. All bluster and bravado and feigned outrage, but then when China just dismisses him like a spec of dust, what does he do?

    Nothing.

    Australia really is the poor white trash of Asia and no amount of feigned outrage from the likes of Scott Morrison and his cronies is going to make one iota of difference to China.

  66. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 6:59 pm

    I see. So we might as well let them f*** us.
    No.
    …I thought left type read books and things and showed an ethical and independent trait, but maybe I’m just old fashioned.

  67. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2021 8:50 pm

    Go Plaguesville!

    But … but … isn’t that Dan’s fault?

    ______________________________

    In this case, ignorance IS bliss

    LOL! My sentiments exactly! (and you may recall I’m Y’okshire born!

    _______________________________________________

    Of course Australia should tell the commie bastards that the are out of line.

    Andrew Robb is a commie bastard? LOL!

    The shit you write has actually been initiated by the right not even the fascist right just the right of centre the religious right the Hillsong right the preaching christian right are no better than the hard line commies IN CHINA not Australia … Australian commie bastards? just how fkn old are you! It’s the 21st Century …

    Stop shifting the blame … and write at least one comment with some truth …

    No “people” want any type of war just to live peaceably anyone in the world I’ve come across wants the same life safety, happy kids, prosperity, peace and a long life … politics and a couple of dozen “leaders” arseholes want to disrupt our lives constantly … surely we should be telling people that they are constantly being misled …

    Oh, fuck your a Trump supporter …

    __________________________________________

    But when it concerns brutal dictatorships that prefer us to be subservient forelock triggers, it’s- “I’ve already bent over backwards for you, and now I’ll bend over forwards”

    LINK?

    ____________________________________________

    Besides, cowering to commie cunts is not the Australian way.

    Ahhh ya got that right!

    The question is whether we should accede to the list of 14 demands the Chinese have made. What say you?

    I think the Aussie consensus is already in!

    ______________________________________________

    Australia really is the poor white trash of Asia and no amount of feigned outrage from the likes of Scott Morrison and his cronies is going to make one iota of difference to China.

    However, we do have a number of white allies and dare I say it Commonwealth allies and even some Asian allies … China would be careful – as it is now …

    ______________________________________________

    but maybe I’m just old fashioned.

    I’m not sure what you are …

  68. January 6, 2021 9:00 pm

    “I see. So we might as well let them f*** us.”

    Not necessarily. We just could’ve handled it better that’s all.

    But if you’re so convinced that Scott Morrison, Marisse Payne and Greg Hunt are doing such a splendid job of managing our diplomatic relationship with China I’ll look forward to your bullet point summary of what they’ve achieved thus far.

    But I won’t hold my breath.

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 9:10 pm

    Oh, fuck your a Trump supporter …

    you’re

  70. Tom R permalink
    January 6, 2021 9:52 pm

    are all telling the government to appease Beijing.

    Apologize is the terminology I’ve heard bandied about, but hey, what’s in a word?

    This is exactly what Beijing planned.”

    How cunning of the Chinese to plan to have morrison attempt to humiliate them on the world stage when he played trumps straight man to lay the blame of the ‘China virus’ at their feet.
    Or to call anyone who had dealings with any Chinese a ‘traitor’ and ‘unAustralian’ (unless they were from good Liberal stock, and the reds money went to good Liberal coffers)

    Any politician prepared to assume Tom R’s posture of posterior presentation to Xi
    Laugh, I almost died. I still recall the fond old times when the libs had their hands so far up Chinas wallet as they sold out Australians jobs to them, calling Labor RACIST for trying to protect those jobs, and now look at where we are. Noice work lads

    The question is whether we should accede to the list of 14 demands the Chinese have made.

    What ‘demands’?
    Oh yea, words are malleable in your land aren’t they.

    and you may recall I’m Y’okshire born!

    Anywhere near here?

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2021 10:04 pm

    As I said earlier, the left used to read books and think. These days they fet their talking points from the “I stand with Dan” cheer club and facebook.
    There is no rebuttal of intelligent analysis by a progressive academic, only regurgitation of the latest ALP press release
    * read Hamilton’s book and provide an informed rebuttal
    Thank you

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2021 10:47 pm

    you’re

    Fascist (according to SB)

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

    I still recall the fond old times …

    Still here )look behind the scenes) TR

    Anywhere near here?

    Just up road, lad

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

    There is no rebuttal of intelligent analysis by a progressive academic, only regurgitation of the latest ALP press release

    Where is your witty sharp analysis? Oh, wait?

  73. Tony permalink
    January 7, 2021 5:55 am

  74. January 7, 2021 6:09 am

    ”Where is your witty sharp analysis? Oh, wait?’

    Not even a list of bullet points.

  75. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 6:19 am

    * read Hamilton’s book and provide an informed rebuttal

    Assuming that you are referring to me, why would I need to provide ‘rebuttal’?

    From my words here, I don’t see where i have disagreed much, if any, from his overarching point.

    Perhaps instead, you could provide intelligent analysis of where he agrees with the methods the government has implemented to face these challenges, including

    1) Selling off a major port on a 99 year lease

    2) Signing an agreement that sacrifices away Australians jobs in preference to Chinese jobs within our own country, and labelling anybody who tries to save those jobs as ;racists’

    3) Labelling someone racist for preventing a company from tendering for the NBN because of valid security concerns, and then turning around and preventing that company from exactly the same once they are in power.

    4) Luring Chinese students over here at the start of the pandemic in order to get their uni fees, after holding the entry into the country open longer in order to get them here, then slamming the borders shut and leaving them to fend for themselves for months.

    5) Then, while those students are trapped here, labelling the Covid19 virus as the “Chinese Virus”, and trying to get a weapons like inspection powers to go into China to find out just what ‘they did wrong’

    And, once that is completed, please supply reference to this ” latest ALP press release” you refer to.

    I await in anticipation yor ignoring this missive.

  76. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 8:07 am

    Just up road, lad

    Noice

    Remember the good old days, when people laughed about there ever being a coup in ‘merica. Guess this means they’ll still be holding onto your payout for a bit tosy 😉

    Fucken WILD!

  77. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 8:11 am

  78. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 8:42 am

    Look like a “mostly peaceful” protest to me!

  79. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 8:51 am

    “mostly peaceful” …riiight 😉

  80. January 7, 2021 8:52 am

    “peaceful protest”

  81. January 7, 2021 8:55 am

    “mostly peaceful”

  82. January 7, 2021 9:05 am

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

  83. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:24 am

  84. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:25 am

    ”Andrew Robb is a commie bastard? LOL!

    That is not what I said at all.

    Here is what I said:

    ”Of course Australia should tell the commie bastards that they are out of line. The treasonous elites of Australian society need to be told to fuck right off as well”

    Note that there are two sentences. The first refers to the commie bastards discussed in the preceding quote. That would be the CCP.

    The second sentence refers to a different category namely “treasonous elites”. That would be Andrew Robb and the rest of the CCP running dogs.

    The words “as well” at the end of the second sentence indicate that there is a second category under discussion being the aforementioned treasonous elites.

    Sadly, your inability to read and comprehend produced a pathetic rant including the following:

    ”… Australian commie bastards? just how fkn old are you! It’s the 21st Century …

    You are slagging me off for something I didn’t say. This makes you look rather foolish..

    The lesson for you is that if you don’t want to beclown yourself please take the time to think about and comprehend what your interlocutor is saying. (I’m not saying that I don’t do the same thing on occasion, rather that this time it was your mistake.)

    Next, TB, I’m a bit offended by this remark:

    Stop shifting the blame … and write at least one comment with some truth …”

    I take it my comment that ”John Howard was straight out racist in his attitude to Chinese people” is not true then?

    Also, your statement that people don’t want war is a nice platitude. But in this context it is irrelevant. I haven’t advocated war.

    Finally, in answer to my question “whether we should accede to the list of 14 demands the Chinese have made. What say you?” you provided a non-answer. I’m actually interested in whether you think that we should accede to the Chinese demands.

  85. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:30 am

    Now this is a mostly peaceful protest:

  86. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:33 am

    There is hypocrisy on both sides. The Democrats, by and large could not bring themselves to condemn Antifa whereas now some Repugs are offering only mild condemnations and excuses.

  87. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:35 am

    I think they are on the right track here, but wrong target. Luckily, we rachel, who will soon expose the TRUE troublemaker, DAN ANDREWS!

  88. January 7, 2021 10:05 am

    “peaceful protest”

    The woman who was shot in the Capitol Hill building has died. Reported on MSNBC.

  89. January 7, 2021 10:06 am

    But I suppose you’ll say that’s “fake news”. 🙄

  90. January 7, 2021 10:08 am

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  91. January 7, 2021 10:17 am

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  92. January 7, 2021 10:19 am

    Is Australia sending peace keepers?

  93. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 10:26 am

    Is Australia sending peace keepers?

    We have a guy who just got given a medal from over there. Should we send him?

  94. January 7, 2021 10:27 am

    😆

  95. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 10:28 am

  96. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 10:44 am

  97. January 7, 2021 11:30 am

    Here splatter, here’s your ‘peaceful protest’ you fucking bell end…

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  98. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 11:53 am

    Fucking lefties! Commie bastards!

  99. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 11:54 am

    “Here splatter, here’s your ‘peaceful protest’ you fucking bell end…”

    I said mostly peaceful protests. More to the point it was a sarcastic reference to the terminology used by CNN and other fake news outlets to describe violent riots.

    I do like “bell end”. I am a sensitive soul after all.

  100. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 11:59 am

    “The woman who was shot in the Capitol Hill building has died.”

    That’ll show her! Capitol Hill police mean business.

  101. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 12:01 pm

    Note that there are two sentences. The first refers to the commie bastards discussed in the preceding quote. That would be the CCP.

    The second sentence refers to a different category namely “treasonous elites”. That would be Andrew Robb and the rest of the CCP running dogs.

    I admire your attempt at backtracking … y’all …

    I take it my comment that ”John Howard was straight out racist in his attitude to Chinese people” is not true then?

    That’s one … keep up the good work … and I’m a bit offended?

    Can is it ooissible to be a bit offended? You want to read your own comments from the readers’ point of view sometimes … offended indeed.

    Odd that you feign surprise at the fascist right storming the Capitol … we told you often enough it would happen eventually …

    Trump should be arrested for treason and inciting riot … treason carries the death penalty still …

  102. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 12:05 pm

    There is hypocrisy on both sides.

    The hypocrisy is all on Trump and his twisted supporters still looking for reds under the beds … dumb as shit.

  103. January 7, 2021 1:29 pm

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  104. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 1:44 pm

    wow, that’s like a scene from an apocalypse show there reb. 😦

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 7, 2021 1:54 pm

    If you familiarise yourself with Hamilton’s analysis you would understand that the choices were either subservience or suffering the consequences.
    Once the government showed any resistance to the will if the CCP, the harsh reaction of China was inevitable.
    While some of the actions of the Australian government have been clumsy, there was no avoiding the reaction of the CCP.
    It’s simply that we’re a couple of decades late in making these decisions.

  106. January 7, 2021 2:26 pm

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  107. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 3:23 pm

    the choices were either subservience or suffering the consequences

    And that is where he is wrong, Robert Zoellick says we need to “suggest positive agendas with China, even while remaining clear and firm about Chinese actions that threaten security stability”

    Which is a far more reasonable approach

    there was no avoiding the reaction of the CCP.

    Yes there was. Look at their list of complaints (or as splatter calls them ‘demands’). See if we are perhaps able to whittle away a few of them, while still protecting our own interests. You know, like screaming ‘reds under the bad’ every time we deal with them now.

  108. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 3:25 pm

    He can comment on a cartoon by a Chinese diplomat but not on a US president inciting violence.

    “I don’t hold a democracy mate”

  109. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 7, 2021 3:42 pm

    How the wheel turns-
    * supporting my contention about the reaction of the CCP is widely respected left Australian academic
    * supporting yours is an American Republican politician, a banker/corporate type
    I’ll side with my preferred expert thanks

  110. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 3:50 pm

    I’ll side with my preferred expert thanks

    I’ll just go and look up what ‘sycophant’ means again.

    And then I’ll draw my own conclusions, from a range of experts, left, right, or …. expert

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 7, 2021 3:58 pm

    As I said, you should read the book. There is an absolute mountain of compelling evidence to support his conclusions.
    Those that have directly argued against his theisis are mainly self interested mining types and others with a direct interest in choosing the subservience option

  112. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 4:10 pm

    “The hypocrisy is all on Trump and his twisted supporters still looking for reds under the beds … dumb as shit.”

    The hypocrisy is with those who have watched American cities burn for months while being unable or unwilling to condemn Antifa/BLM but have now wakened from their slumber to loudly decry the attack on the Capitol.

    I don’t include you in that group ass I recall you condemning some of the rioting and looting.

  113. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 4:14 pm

    “Trump should be arrested for treason and inciting riot … treason carries the death penalty still …

    Before you get to far into your fever-dreams about executing Trump for treason you would do well to understand the US concept of treason which is enshrined in the constitution and is much more limited than in other countries.

  114. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 4:18 pm

    “wow, that’s like a scene from an apocalypse show there reb.”

    Apocalypse is over. The joint session of congress continues. Biden will be confirmed shortly.

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 4:29 pm

    As I said “dumb as shit”

    https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/trump-supporters-say-antifa-was-to-blame-for-capitol-siege-in-washington-dc/news-story/630195316484ae42f09102ea733c8fd6

    Why on earth would Antifa want to invade the Capitol?

    They already own it! Talk about hypocrisy … the MAGA hordes were invited by Trump … FFS, I know many Americans are pretty naive but this is just … phew …

    Just put Trump away … its like watching someone trying to keep a dying animal alive …

  116. January 7, 2021 4:49 pm

    “Apocalypse is over. “

    Yeah – and 4 people are now dead as a result of what you called a “peaceful protest”

    You really are a deadshit.

  117. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 7, 2021 5:15 pm

    “Yeah – and 4 people are now dead as a result of what you called a “peaceful protest””

    What I said, sarcastically, was“Look like a “mostly peaceful” protest to me!”

    The quotation marks were added to indicate the sarcasm. For those too obtuse to get the point, I then posted the following screenshot which shows something approaching an apocalypse as Kenosha burns, with the CNN chyron describing the rioting, looting and burning as a “mostly peaceful protest”.

    Being a fair-minded person and total non-hypocrite I’m pretty sure you came out all guns blazing to condemn the rioting in Kenosha when it happened.

    Or maybe not.

  118. January 7, 2021 5:43 pm

    What I said, sarcastically, was“Look like a “mostly peaceful” protest to me!”

    yeah, right. 🙄

  119. January 7, 2021 5:45 pm

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  120. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 6:54 pm

    The quotation marks were added to indicate the sarcasm.

    FYE, sarcasm on this forum has always been denoted as * (ie an asterisk) Just sayin’)

    Just ask ToM he uses it often …

    Nice little wriggle tho’ … see always read it as your “audience” (hehe) would … I know how much you enjoy positive feedback – especially to negative comments …

  121. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 7:00 pm

    BTW

    WHITE HOUSE DOWN! OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN!

    Dem movin’ pitcha folks keep on gett’n it righ’ … always right … right … right … hey?

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 7:07 pm

    This demonstrates the difference between “civilian” protests and “militia trained” protests …

  123. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 7:14 pm

    Special Message for SB

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and …

    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title18/part1/chapter115&edition=prelim

  124. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2021 7:21 pm

    Where did the US of A stray?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  125. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 7:58 pm

    Those that have directly argued against his theisis are mainly self interested mining types and others with a direct interest in choosing the subservience option

    “former World Bank president and US trade negotiator Robert Zoelleck ”

    Cos, you know, the US is subservient in their trade negotiations ‘n all

    ffs yomm, one guy says “PISS CHINA OFF”, and the racists in Oz go , “Hold My Beer”

    Yes, China is looking to dominate trade.

    Isn’t everyone?

    What you seem to miss, is that the present mob who are now actually agitating for war with China, are the ones most responsible for selling out our land and future to them. Of course they want a distraction.

  126. January 7, 2021 8:32 pm

    ffs yomm, one guy says “PISS CHINA OFF”, and the racists in Oz go , “Hold My Beer”

    YoM doesn’t do nuance. 😯

  127. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 7, 2021 9:08 pm

     I’ll draw my own conclusions, from a range of experts, left, right, or …. expert

    I’ll make sure I remind you of that next time you dismiss a comment with something along the lines of – “he would say that, because he was an advisor to Howard/Costello/Turnbull/Morrision …”

  128. Tom R permalink
    January 7, 2021 10:17 pm

    “he would say that, because he was an advisor to Howard/Costello/Turnbull/Morrision …”

    For a while there, I thought we were talking about experts, not toadies

  129. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 8:27 am

    Interesting the lack of condemnation of what trump and his acolytes just attempted.

    Especially from the coterie who carp on about COMMIES and the ‘bullying’ of China

    speaking of which, looking for a list of ‘demands’ from China splats, can you help us out here, or are you just making shit up again?

  130. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 8:33 am

    I never took much note of this guy until he played in the E-Street Band, but he kinda grows on ya 🙂

  131. January 8, 2021 9:40 am

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  132. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 9:42 am

    1. It’s interesting that we can’t talk about the “China virus” but Dan can talk about “the UK variant”
    2. Remember how a particular Queenslander said Victoria’s lockdown was due to our unwillingness to comply with regulations. I hope those f***wits enjoy their lockdown

  133. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 9:59 am

    bernadi continues to show why he’s a dick

    1. It’s interesting that we can’t talk about the “China virus” but Dan can talk about “the UK variant”

    Perhaps because one is an assumption, the other a fact. Oh, and apparently ‘virus’ and ‘variant’ are different words (hard to believe to the malleable wordsmiths of the gutter)

    I hope those f***wits enjoy their lockdown

    At lest they read a fucken Kindle themselves, so they should be fine

  134. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 11:28 am

    I didn’t realise the WHO (banned from China) had completed their investigation into the “UK variant”

  135. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 11:33 am

    the WHO (banned from China)

    Link?

  136. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 1:47 pm

    lol yomms

    ” their visas had not yet been approved”

  137. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 1:50 pm

    Still. Even though WHO thought they were able to get on their way.
    lol straight back at subservient brown nosing

  138. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 1:54 pm

    lol straight back at subservient brown nosing

    lol lol straight back to the malleable wordsmithing of the gutter

    banned lol (blocked != banned)

  139. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 2:03 pm

    lol

    ban
    /ban/
    verb
    past tense: banned; past participle: banned
    officially or legally prohibit (something).

    Similar:
    restrain
    officially prevent (someone) from doing something.

    lol

  140. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 2:13 pm

    yes, lol yomm. The article said blocked, indicating clearly that it was temporary until their visas were sorted, you simply stated they had been banned

    Yes, I know which one sounds worst, which is why the article used the term blocked, not banned.

    The question is, why did you use the term you did, without explanation?

  141. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:00 pm

    2. Remember how a particular Queenslander said Victoria’s lockdown was due to our unwillingness to comply with regulations. I hope those f***wits enjoy their lockdown

    All good here … no whinging, everyone quietly stoic, lining up peacefully at supermarkets for tucker and supplies (and all with a bit of joking) .

    Plenty on TV, lots of music thousands of ebooks mobile phones work.

    Might have a game of golf …

    https://www.the-golf-experience.com/golf-games-for-individuals.html

    Family member working in Orange, NSW, just been sent into lock-down their accommodation

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:05 pm

    At lest they read a fucken Kindle themselves,

    If you mean me, TR … ‘course you do, so did dickwit … I read on a Sony PRS – T1 ha it for years … when it finally dies I’ll look at a Kobo … Bezo got way too much money …

    I think we should spell “specialist” ………… $peciali$t

  143. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:10 pm

    WOW! Just — WOW!

    Surely you’ve seen the news

    A glimmer of humour!

    Is Victoria out of lock down? 😄

    Are you talking about the band being banned or blocked? 🙄

  144. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:12 pm

    Are you talking about the band being banned or blocked?

    Apparently they aren’t allowed in until they stop destroying their instruments

  145. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:18 pm

    lol
    Yeah! China shows non stop respect for international law and organisations. And they’re so transparent when they block, ban and boycott

  146. Tom R permalink
    January 8, 2021 3:29 pm

    when they block, ban and boycott

    I think you meant “block, ban, boycott” 😉

  147. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2021 5:24 pm

    Apparently they aren’t allowed in until they stop destroying their instruments

    And we all know where that’s not going to end 😂

  148. January 8, 2021 6:08 pm

    “China shows non stop respect for international law and organisations”

    Yeah! And what’s Australia gonna do about it…!!!

    Howabout we an angry press conference to demand an apology….!! That’ll learn ’em….!!!!

  149. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2021 6:20 pm

    lol

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2021 7:15 pm

    Yeah! And what’s Australia gonna do about it…!!!

    Sing a song? !😣

  151. Protest the Circumcision of Satan’s Penis permalink
    January 9, 2021 12:10 am

    Albo had a car accident

    DUI ?

  152. TB Queensland permalink
    January 9, 2021 1:30 pm

    Can Albo drive?

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    January 9, 2021 1:35 pm

    Brisbane weather – gusty winds, showers, very cool for summer (blanket on the bed last night) …

    Perfect weather for a Lockdown … don’t know why Melburnites whinged so much its like this in Melbourne all the time?

    Only one car up the street … would have been 30/40 by now …

    See how Queenslanders deal with an emergency – Keep Calm and Put Yer Feet Up 🤗

  154. TB Queensland permalink
    January 9, 2021 6:05 pm

    More from the “peaceful protest” …

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 9:19 am

    The Trump Saga

    Eventually they catch up …

    I’ve never understood why it takes so many people, so long, to see the “bleeding obvious” 😶

  156. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2021 9:52 am

    A couple of weeks ago the ALP cheer club was predicting that Sydney would become the new Plaguesville if their government didn’t introduce more severe restrictions.
    Current figures show they were wrong.
    Dan remains the Covid King!

  157. January 10, 2021 11:45 am

    Watch this video and tell me once again that it was ‘mostly a peaceful protest’…

    https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-99178053752?fbclid=IwAR2txz–cKDWaP2q6o6jpF775ru1F7yoXDhvmDQLFJywl77foRzHXYEJyVU

  158. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 12:56 pm

    Really good read … WARNING – only if you really understand political satire v truth …

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/capitol-storming-us-failed-state-kenya-patrick-gathara

  159. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 12:59 pm

    Dan remains the Covid King!

    So when’s ya next rally against Government House?

    Is six people a rally?

    Give it a rest …

  160. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 1:13 pm

    ToM

    SPECIAL BULLETIN

    1h ago 11:43
    Australian summary: three cases in NSW, none in Victoria or Queensland

  161. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2021 2:25 pm

    Victoria went from 30 to 200+ in the time it has taken NSW to go from 30 to 3. If only NSW had gone into lockdown for months like all the Dan apologists suggested!
    Thanks Dan

  162. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2021 3:37 pm

    Gold Standard

    NSW’s three new coronavirus cases, close contacts that contact tracers missed, were out and about in the community while infectious, the state’s chief health officer has admitted

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/three-new-cases-as-nsw-restrictions-ease/ar-BB1cBZ5p

    I mean, apart from blind luck, what is the determining factor here?

    And let’s not forget, they have allowed it, by being complacent, to leech into Victoria and Queensland.

    Even IF Victoria is shithouse at managing it, what kind of tossers lets it get to a place they know (on assumption) cannot handle it? That’s criminally negligent in other scenarios.

  163. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 3:56 pm

    Poor Gladys … was she asleep at the last National Cabinet meeting?

    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/gladys-berejiklians-subtle-swipe-over-state-border-closures/news-story/31be5362eb5e2d6f45f016187fef33c2

  164. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 3:58 pm

    Thanks Dan

    Its slow but you are getting some things right … 😉

  165. January 10, 2021 4:09 pm

    Gladys lashes out at “other states” again, saying they should talk with her before closing borders.

    When asked if this was actually occurring…

    “I don’t want to get into a he said/she said argument”..

    FFS… 🙄

  166. January 10, 2021 4:13 pm

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  167. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2021 4:45 pm

    “blind luck”
    lol
    Yeah. I wonder whether Trump can use that excuse

  168. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 5:31 pm

    Gladys is not accountable because she’s unlucky in love.

    Yep, weird, but I actually heard that comment when the “love affair” was first publicised … but … why is she still Premier … ??????

    So many stuff ups … must be a record …

  169. TB Queensland permalink
    January 10, 2021 5:33 pm

    I can understand why she’s “unlucky in love” …

  170. Tom R permalink
    January 10, 2021 9:42 pm

    Yeah. I wonder whether Trump can use that excuse

    The examples of what trump did wrong are legion

    The examples of what Victoria did wrong are far less than in NSW (and elsewhere)

    So what other reason can there be?

  171. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2021 10:21 pm

    WTF!!! Doesn’t the government know this is the type of thing that annoys China!!!???
    * think of the miners!

    Australia joins US, UK and Canada in criticising Hong Kong arrest of pro-democracy activists

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-10/australia-joins-us,-uk-in-criticising-hong-kong-arrests/13045952

  172. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 10, 2021 10:30 pm

    Yeah! Being competent in contact tracing has nothing to do with the outbreak.
    But… here’s a quiz! Which politician*** has a record for the number of covid cases? And..
    * makes the most sanctimonious speeches
    * shifts blame for failure to others
    * oversees an incompetent and negligent response to the crisis
    * has an almost cult like following of dull/unsophisticated supports

    (*** hint – the answer isn’t Morrison)

  173. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 8:27 am

    *** hint – the answer isn’t Morrison

    Of course not, he’s too busy holidaying

    I’m guessing it’s #koalaKiller

    WTF!!! Doesn’t the government know this is the type of thing that annoys China!!!???

    Recall back to the halcyon days, when a certain KRudd was talking in China, and calling them on their human rights record, IN CHINA. He even apparently called the Rat Fuckers

    But our ties only grew, and he, and later PMs, built a strong relationship that according to some was so strong it was all that got us through the GFC

    Well, that’s all undone now isn’t it. So, seems you CAN annoy China, but still be their friends. Perhaps it’s something to do with the delivery?

  174. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 8:36 am

    lolz, it’s all so unfair. btw, how’s yer bet going tosy? Or are they awaiting the results of the second revolution?

  175. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:07 am

    So, seems you CAN annoy China, but still be their friends

    You really do need to read The Silent Invasion and note the timeline and change in THEIR policy towards Australia.

  176. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:16 am

    You really do need to read The Silent Invasion and note the timeline and change in THEIR policy towards Australia.

    When does he claim this happened then? And what makes it so?

    Because, according to their actions, this is very recent.

  177. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:25 am

    Hamilton wrote the book about 4 or 5 years ago. He demonstrated that in about 2006 China had put Australia in the same sphere of influence as it’s near neighbours, this was a long term plan and Australia would be encouraged to acquiesce to subservience.
    If it didn’t there would be severe consequences.
    That’s what we’re experiencing.
    Read it, and critique its research and uncomfortable findings. Rather than pretending you know more about the subject than a left leaning prominent academic who spent years researching the subject and then wrote 356 pages on it.

  178. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:36 am

    and Australia would be encouraged to acquiesce to subservience.

    And yet, Rudd went over there, and called them out, and Gillard banned them from the NBN, and yet our trade and interaction with them grew.

    Then the libs got in, sold them the farm, gave them our jobs, called them names, and now … look at where we are now.

    Seems yor ‘expert’ got it out by a few years 😉

  179. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:50 am

    Did I mention the analysis of the long term plan, the time line, a strategy to encourage Austraia to choose subservience (or not) or did you choose to ignore those bits?
    Did I mention that you’re pretending to know more about the subject than a left leaning prominent academic who spent years researching the subject and wrote 356 (quite compelling) pages on it.

  180. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 9:55 am

    or did you choose to ignore those bits?

    “And yet, Rudd went over there, and called them out, and Gillard banned them from the NBN,”

    Did I mention that you’re pretending to know more about the subject

    Oh, don’t let splats read that bit 😉

    But … Did I mention the many other experts in field, who disagree with him on many of his conclusions. Many experts who know more about the subject than you or I, and, I dare say, him.

  181. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:08 am

    Like the Republican party politician/official/banker/broker that you quoted a day or 2 ago?
    Did you notice that he was writing from a US perspective and therefore does not address or comprehend the policy of China to move Australia into its “sphere of influence”?

  182. January 11, 2021 10:08 am

    In the absence of more Chinese Australian voices in this debate, Hamilton foists his black-and-white view onto the community. While claiming to have engaged widely, he gives voice only to those who meet his standard for a genuine Chinese-Australian – staunchly loyal to Australia, and defiantly hostile to the PRC.

    One of Hamilton’s close collaborators is John Hu, previously a Liberal Party councillor and now chairman of the Australian Values Alliance (AVA). The AVA espouses a love-it-or-leave-it brand of Australian patriotism, which, predictably enough, leads in the direction of apologies for Australian racism.

    Hu seems to have impressed on Hamilton the notion that Chinese in Australia would all be dinky-di Aussie patriots like himself, were it not for the brainwashing they receive at a young age. ‘Brainwashed from birth’, these mainland Chinese give everyone else a bad name, and so if Chinese in Australia end up victims of a backlash, well, it’s China’s fault.

    https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/archive/2018/218-april-2018-no-400/4663-david-brophy-reviews-silent-invasion-china-s-influence-in-australia-by-clive-hamilton

  183. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:14 am

    Great that book revie also quotes the authority of a Republican party politicians/official/banker/broker who provides analysis without addressing the specific timelines identified by Hamilton, starting with seeking the same control/ influence it has with its direct neighbors
    *** missing 90% of the discussion ***

  184. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:22 am

    *** missing 90% of the discussion ***

    So do you yomm. The timeline doesn’t match, If it did, Labors ‘treatment’ of Chinese ‘influence’ would have seen the reaction we are seeing now.

    Instead, we are seeing this reaction, AFTER the present mob gave away our land and jobs to them.

    So, even by hamiltons figuring, the Chinese already HAVE what they want from our government. Interesting that most of their grievances are of the language directed at them, with only a few economic factors thrown in (because, as mentioned, they already HAVE the economic gains they want)

  185. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:28 am

    You obviously don’t understand the words “long term plan ”

    And I wonder how much of David Brophy’s employment is funded by organisations that are fronts for the CCP

  186. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:40 am

    wow, so now you are just simply attacking experts who disagree.

    Wheels are cuming off yomm 😉

  187. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 10:54 am

    No. I’m pointing out that their book reviews miss an essential element.
    That the Chinese government has a long term plan to move Australia into it’s sphere of influence. It doesn’t have that plan with the US.
    Therefore it’s tolerance of US (and that of other countries) expression and push back is greater.
    That’s why the the analysis of your Republican party politician/expert misses the mark regarding Australia

  188. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 11:21 am

    That the Chinese government has a long term plan to move Australia into it’s sphere of influence. It doesn’t have that plan with the US.

    No, but it does mention that the US also has us in it’s ‘long term’ plan, and it doesn’t with China

    OOOHHHHH!!!!! We best start calling them Yankees what they are!

  189. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 11, 2021 11:27 am

    Hamilton effectively deals with the “what about the USA ” response in chapter 1.
    You should read it

  190. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 12:03 pm

    You should read it

    Why? I mean, I haven’t even had time to read Dark Emu, and you want me to read some story already shown to fall short by others within his field?

  191. ivi permalink
    January 11, 2021 12:13 pm

    (The Warring States period lasted a while; the ‘Middle Kingdom‘ (probably (still) has oodles of (peace)time to kill.)

  192. ivi permalink
    January 11, 2021 12:40 pm

    (Then, again, apparently, every one has all the time in the world.)

  193. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 1:14 pm

    I’m not saying this is why we are getting the cheaper, less efficient vaccine, but I’m not saying it isn’t either 😉

  194. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 1:21 pm

    And I’m not saying ANYTHING here?

    I’m sure rachel will have something to say though 😉

  195. ivi permalink
    January 11, 2021 1:38 pm

    (I’m not saying this is why we are getting the cheaper, less efficient vaccine, but I’m not saying it isn’t either

    ….and, surely, Scotty didn’t take time out from his hectic holidayze schedule to announce the bringing forward of his taking up the option of a full contract; because LNP spivs aren’t renowned for instant and/or last-minute contracts-makings to ensure top(-dollar)-deals for (under-)rated-mates.)

  196. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 3:32 pm

    A new coronavirus variant has been detected in four travellers from Brazil’s Amazonas state, Japan’s Health Ministry says, the latest new mutation of the virus discovered.

  197. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 4:35 pm

    SB, masks no longer needed for driving – changed a few hours ago … … do keep up …

    I know you must have been busy …

  198. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 4:37 pm

    Ahhh The Daily Mail … I remember that rag …

  199. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 4:50 pm

    5 hours ago …

    You are not required to wear a face mask when outdoors at a safe distance from other people (for example, walking a dog), in private vehicles or when doing strenuous exercise.

    https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/easing-greater-brisbane-restrictions

  200. January 11, 2021 5:08 pm

    “I know you must have been busy …”

    😆
    😆
    😆
    😆

  201. January 11, 2021 5:10 pm

    Speaking of ‘busy’….

    Where’s ToSY….? Still nursing his Trump win (loss) mayhaps..?

    There’s gonna be so much winning, you’re gonna be sick of all the winning.

  202. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 6:09 pm

    Where’s ToSY….?

    In the Tunnels?

  203. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 7:12 pm

    Where’s ToSY….? Still nursing his Trump win (loss) mayhaps..?

    Probably discussing democracy, and what it actually means, with, SB …

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

    Gotta tell ya this …

    Because I have a long running “light” back injury from work, each afternoon I spend a half hour on a vibrator chair (that’s a true story OK! I know you buggers!)

    Anyhoo … this “chic” chick in denim shorts up to the very top of her legs and a tiny white top, in her early 30’s phone in hand, of course, and a medium sized black lab dog on a lead ……. they both have masks on … I pissed myself laughing … or as Wally would say … ROFLMAO!

    Ya had ta be there …

  204. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 7:16 pm

    Now I wonder where he got that idea from?

    Thanks for reminding me of all those nasty comments, TR

    Just where IS Peter Potato Head … no refugee boats so he’s busy torturing a family from Biloela …

  205. January 11, 2021 7:17 pm

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

  206. January 11, 2021 7:21 pm

    “Anyhoo … this “chic” chick in denim shorts up to the very top of her legs and a tiny white top, in her early 30’s phone in hand, of course, and a medium sized black lab dog on a lead…

    I’m sorry but I’m yet to make the connection between this, and your injury, or your encounter on *cough* *cough* *ahem* the “vibrator chair” or are we meant to draw our own conclusions…?

  207. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2021 7:51 pm

    LOL! Yep … none … just me identifying where I was! LOL!

  208. January 11, 2021 8:02 pm

    The “vibrator chair” still requires an explanation.

  209. Tom R permalink
    January 11, 2021 8:45 pm

    The “vibrator chair” still requires an explanation.

    think The Pelvotron

    Apparently Parler has been taken down. FREE SPEECH!!

  210. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 12, 2021 7:49 am

    “masks no longer needed for driving – changed a few hours ago”

    The point still stands: the original decision was the epitome of stupid. By withdrawing it the malignant mongrel running the state apparently agrees.

  211. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 12, 2021 7:52 am

    Jane Fonda enjoying the “vibrator chair”:

  212. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2021 8:37 am

    The point still stands:

    Move on … it was stupid mistake (as you pointed out) its fixed … must be nice to be perfect …

  213. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2021 8:39 am

    Its a chair … wot vibrates … as I read my latest ebook and listen to Spotify and occasionally watch the world go by

    WTF am I replying for??????🥱

  214. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 12, 2021 9:28 am

    “must be nice to be perfect …”

    Ask Gladys.

  215. ivi permalink
    January 12, 2021 9:48 am

    (The point still stands: the original decision was the epitome of stupid. By withdrawing it the malignant mongrel running the state apparently agrees.

    Indeed; since ‘many’ D-K supergeniuses still seem a bit touchy on the topic of mask(s)-wearing(s), especially while exhaustive initial contact(s)-tracing(s) is/was ongoing: sanitise; put your mask on; (sanitise); don’t touch your mask; (sanitise); take your mask off; sanitise.)

  216. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2021 9:51 am

    LOL! @ sb 😂

    I think ivi’s got it!

  217. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 12, 2021 10:14 am

    I wonder which supergenius decided to enforce masking while driving in the first place.

  218. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 12, 2021 10:55 am

    All Victoria had a compulsory mask wearing restriction for months. At all times outside your house.
    * people in Mallacoota had to wear a mask even though there had not been a covid cases within 300km of the town
    * a solo bush walker had to wear a mask in a national park, when no one was within kms of them

    “Victoria – dumber than Queensland “

  219. Tom R permalink
    January 12, 2021 11:45 am

    Victoria – dumber than Queensland

    What’s the issue rachel?

  220. Tom R permalink
    January 12, 2021 11:51 am

    lol, speaking of rachel. I must admit, she’s almost as entertaining as the civil war fans on here

  221. Protest the Circumcision of Satan permalink
    January 12, 2021 1:41 pm

  222. Protest the Circumcision of Satan's Penis permalink
    January 12, 2021 1:51 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_United_States_Senate_bombing

  223. Stand Back And Stand Buy`Teabag permalink
    January 12, 2021 3:16 pm

    More evidence that NSW has more competent contact

    Nope. Sheer fcuking good luck for chairman gladys. She was saved from the very start coz the cruise boat grubs and beach buffoons ‘coughs’ blew out to sea, not inland into bondi town and manly town, as most wind blows westish to eastish. l nose you would love to award chairman dan as greatest dud chairman ever, but chairman gladys will give strong competition for the title. l promise. `

  224. Stand Back And Stand Buy`Teabag permalink
    January 12, 2021 3:25 pm

    ls everybody enjoying the yankeeland teabag panic as much as l am. The land of the ‘free’, bold’n brave have relegated the deciders of free speech should be run by twitter, zuck and camebridge analytica.

  225. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 12, 2021 4:44 pm

    I was having a few drinks the other night and we discussed my latest suggestion for health reform and budget repair.
    It’s simple – multiply your Medicare levy by your BMI
    Fat people use more health services and hospitals. It’s time they paid their way.
    I might email this suggestion to Josh, Greg and Martin

  226. January 12, 2021 6:54 pm

    “It’s simple – multiply your Medicare levy by your BMI”

    LOL… 😆

  227. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2021 7:24 pm

    “Victoria – dumber than Queensland “

    Some Victorians dumber than any Queenslanders!

    “Don’t encourage his BS reb … puleese …

    I see McCormack is making his extreme right wing leanings public … another fuckwit …

  228. ivi permalink
    January 12, 2021 7:51 pm

    (I see McCormack is making his extreme right wing leanings public … another fuckwit …

    ….oh, drop enough ‘free speech‘ dead cats and I’m almost sure nobody will recall any (in)direct) QAnon and/or Fundie and/or (alt-)Right linkages sufficient to make any assessments of, or comment, about, say, abs(tin)ent(ed) dear leaders….)

  229. ivi permalink
    January 13, 2021 6:55 am

    (ls everybody enjoying the yankeeland teabag panic….

    Perhaps, whenever Newsmax, and/or OAN, and/or 88chan, and/or cherubim4trump.com, and/or FOX&Frenemies, or/and all the prototypically-heroic GOP ‘thought leaders’ report that Merika’s very special, very loveable, very Merikan patriots are imperilled by state-sponsored terrorists in/from all the usual push-button places, simultaneously, it’s probably best not to panic, and to (pretend to) put aside divisive internal rancour(s), so that the Great Merikan Nation might unite and heal in the usual manner: by confronting the urgent external real-world challenge(s) of even-more-banal Evil and Other(ed) folk devils.)

  230. Tom R permalink
    January 13, 2021 8:22 am

    “It’s simple – multiply your Medicare levy by your BMI”

    Not that simple. Smoking is almost as much as a ‘weight’. Better add that into the equation. Then their are those in dangerous jobs, pilots, fishermen, policemen, nurses. Whack those in there too.
    And then there are the extreme sports. Skydiving, rally driving …… Surfing

    Whack ’em all in!

    BTW, sock puppets suck. Go back to counting coloured cardboard containers and stop being a dick.

  231. Tom R permalink
    January 13, 2021 9:53 am

    Seems anyone can get a job doing anything these days

    “Facts are contentious and what you think is right, somebody else might think is completely untrue,” the Deputy Prime Minister, who depending on your version of events may or may not have resorted to prostitution in the late 1990s in order to fund a heroin addiction, said today.

    https://www.theshovel.com.au/2021/01/12/facts-are-contentious-says-former-heroin-addict-michael-mccormack/

  232. TB Queensland permalink
    January 13, 2021 10:40 am

    BTW, sock puppets suck. Go back to counting coloured cardboard containers and stop being a dick.

    Both suggestions may have some difficulty for the intended …

  233. Tom R permalink
    January 13, 2021 11:52 am

    Both suggestions may have some difficulty for the intended

    true dat, but at least the first keeps it occupied

  234. TB Queensland permalink
    January 13, 2021 12:15 pm

    LOL!

  235. Tom R permalink
    January 13, 2021 1:54 pm

    This is lol (in the most depressing way)

  236. TB Queensland permalink
    January 13, 2021 7:36 pm

    The whole fkn is depressing …

    During a conversation last night I said, “Could you imagine the decision making if we were at war?” … and thought – we are …

    So where’s Sooty from Marketing?

    Do “leaders” go on holiday while the country is fighting for its life?

    (I get the “lol”? BTW )

  237. Neil of Sydney permalink
    January 13, 2021 8:53 pm

    Don’t tell me we bought the fibre-to-the-node vaccine.

    Better to have something up and running rather than something that may work better in 20 years time.

  238. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 13, 2021 8:55 pm

    lol
    Dan’s on holidays too!

  239. Tom R permalink
    January 14, 2021 8:30 am

    Dan’s on holidays too!

    Dan stayed home for the months they were battling an outbreak. He stayed so long, the murdoch trolls were begging him to go on holiday.

    morrison had several holidays during that time. Now he’s off again. he has more holidays than the ‘dole bludgers’ he brutalizes

    And he always seems to take them, just as things start falling apart. Home in time to take credit for others fixing it though.

    Will any in the msm remember to ask him about his ‘top of the queue’ statement, when it turns out, we got dregs. Just another lie from our holidaying pm

  240. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 14, 2021 8:49 am

    Dan’s on holidays and is available via email, phone and zoom. Whereas Morrison is on holidays and is available via…???

  241. Tom R permalink
    January 14, 2021 9:10 am

    Dan’s on holidays a

    Oh, I forgot to mention, Dan cut his holidays short, he came back a few days ago.

    You do remember that morrison cancelled a (super secret squirrel) ‘national cabinet’ meeting because he was hung over couldn’t get zoom

  242. TB Queensland permalink
    January 14, 2021 10:01 am

    … Morrison is on holidays and is available via…???

    Based on previous experience – hula girls and bongo drums?

  243. Tom R permalink
    January 14, 2021 10:15 am

    🙂

  244. TB Queensland permalink
    January 14, 2021 12:22 pm

    I thought about smoke signals … but like everything else, Sooty from Marketing doesn’t do, … they’d just be words on the wind …

  245. Tom R permalink
    January 14, 2021 1:46 pm

    Surely you mean dust TB?

  246. TB Queensland permalink
    January 14, 2021 7:47 pm

    😊 @ TR

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