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WE ARE NOT RACISTS! Says family descended from medieval selective breeding program.

March 12, 2021

We might be Nazis, but we are not racists, is the defence emanating from the House of Windsor as the fallout from the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey continues to shake the foundations of the monarchy.

The Duke of Edinburgh, already dead by all accounts, is ‘recuperating’ in hospital while the remaining monarchs are left to pretend his track record of racist off-the-cuff remarks about ‘people of colour’ somehow didn’t occur – are left floundering wondering how on earth they’re going to respond to this latest crisis.

It’s not so much that they don’t like black people or Asians, it’s just that those of pure Germanic origin tend to be more photogenic and accustomed to dressing up in fancy uniforms with or without military paraphernalia. It’s all very high-camp, but obviously not in a gay way (in case there’s any misunderstanding about that). Just ask Prince Edward.

No, the monarchy is performing just as it should. Reminding us that aside from the occasional ‘indiscretion’ (Charles and Camilla, Diana and Dodi Fayed, Fergie and the toe-sucker, Prince Andrew and anything in a skirt), they are upstanding citizens of the highest order, well-deserving of their lives of extravagant taxpayer-funded wealth and privilege for generations to come.

Besides, those ribbons aren’t going to cut themselves.   

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  1. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 9:55 am

    “WE ARE NOT RAPISTS! Says Party descended from mediocre selective seeding program.”

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 12, 2021 10:23 am

    In equally important news, there was a photo of Danni and Kylie yesterday!

  3. Tony permalink
    March 12, 2021 10:37 am

    “What I actually said was … I hope he’s not a fucking ginger!” ~ Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  4. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 10:37 am

    “German/Greek immigrant family concerned about whether their great grandson is English enough”

    https://chaser.com.au/world/german-greek-immigrant-family-concerned-about-whether-their-great-grandson-is-english-enough/

    I’m just sure what satire is anymore 😦

  5. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 11:24 am

    It’s all going swimmingly

  6. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 1:42 pm

  7. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 2:43 pm

    A web of … sex toys?

  8. Tony permalink
    March 12, 2021 4:21 pm

    BRENDAN O’NEILL: Thou shalt not criticise St Meghan. “But what is indisputable is that a weird, unsettling and censorious atmosphere of religiosity now surrounds the Duchess of Sussex. The cultural elites have beatified her. They’ve made her the patron saint of critical race theory, the goddess of wokeness. To venture a criticism of this high priestess of correct thought is to risk cancellation.”

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/09/thou-shalt-not-criticise-st-meghan/

  9. Tony permalink
    March 12, 2021 4:35 pm

    On the other hand:

    Why Brits find Meghan so repulsive“Any resentment towards Meghan in the UK was not because of her race, but because she is American”

    https://spectator.us/topic/truth-about-meghan-harry-oprah-caroline-giuliani/

  10. Walrus permalink
    March 12, 2021 5:19 pm

    As I heard last night the world is being overrun by Woke Supremacists

  11. Tony permalink
    March 12, 2021 5:20 pm

    … The woke think of themselves — and want everyone else to think of them — as deeply moral. If they have a flaw, it’s that they just care too much. They’re too idealistic, too empathetic, too eager to make the world a better place.

    That’s bulls–t (pardon my French, Pepé!). If you look at what they do, rather than what they say about themselves, it quickly becomes obvious that the woke are horrible, awful, people, and they should be treated as such and reminded of this whenever they raise their head.

    Historically, it’s not the good guys who are out burning books and censoring speech. It isn’t the caring, empathetic people who try to destroy lives based on something someone said years ago, often while young, often taken out of context. It isn’t the good guys who take undisguised glee at the ruining of lives, families and careers.

    You know who does these things? Horrible, awful people. Selfish people. People with serious mental and emotional problems who seek some sort of vindication for their deficient characters by taking power trips while imposing suffering on others.

    Treat these tyrants as what they are: awful people who shouldn’t be listened to and who need to work hard on joining the better half of the human race. And remind them of it, over and over. Because it’s true. Deep down, they know it, too.

    https://nypost.com/2021/03/11/to-beat-woke-tyrants-rest-of-us-must-treat-them-like-monsters/

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 12, 2021 7:13 pm

    These days Monarchy is mainly a ceremonial role. The Brits do not want a Politician to be Head of Govt. They want a non political Head of State

  13. Tony permalink
    March 12, 2021 8:24 pm

  14. Tom R permalink
    March 12, 2021 10:23 pm

    lol tosy, thanks again

  15. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 13, 2021 9:27 am

    ***EXCLUSIVE, UNCONFIRMED GOSSIP!!**

    Yesterday I heard that Dan was injured at a billionaire’s house on the Mornington Peninsula. Impaired by an evening of indulgence?
    On his way to work? Maybe if doing deals with rich guys qualifies as “work”

  16. March 14, 2021 9:46 pm

    Newspoll LIB/NP 48%(-2). ALP 52% (+2)

  17. Tony permalink
    March 15, 2021 12:46 pm

    Something new to be outraged about …

  18. ivi permalink
    March 15, 2021 1:16 pm

    (Something new to be outraged about …

    Not really, perhaps: just a prepositioned attempt to freeze time at a point where (dis)interested persons, via the ABC and etcetera, knew as little as Christian, and others, said he did on, and/or around, Performative Outing Day; and, thereby, to erase all (other)ed) (a)contextual memory(ies), accordingly; which, fortunately, is (still?) nothing like coordinated, premeditated gaslighting; or a (self-)suggested and (well-)considered (legally-)privileged) assessment of (not-)okayness.)

  19. Tony permalink
    March 15, 2021 1:27 pm

    Not really

    After those two words, I’ve got no idea what you’re trying to say.

  20. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 15, 2021 1:56 pm

    I think it’s great that people are suing the media for defamation.
    Rebel Wilson and Geoffrey Rush were successful against spiteful media gossip.
    Porter has said he will give sworn evidence and has challenged the ABC to use truth as a defence.
    That seems like a satisfactory way through this. The ALP should be satisfied too, because it means Shorten won’t be roped into an inquiry

  21. March 15, 2021 2:58 pm

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

  22. March 15, 2021 3:19 pm

    So apparently there’s going to be a #Libspill tomorrow challenging Michael O’Brien for the leadership of the VIC Liberal Party.

    Just when he was doing such a good job too…. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  23. Tony permalink
    March 15, 2021 3:22 pm

    Yes, apparently some guy called Brad Battin is favourite to win. I’ve never heard of him. Then again I’ve barely heard of Michael O’Brien.

  24. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 15, 2021 3:43 pm

    Tim Smith would be entertaining

  25. March 15, 2021 3:59 pm

    I agree. Tim Smith should be the next leader.

    I mean, what have they got to lose…?

  26. March 15, 2021 4:01 pm

    Are you going to have a punt ToSY…?

  27. Tony permalink
    March 15, 2021 5:27 pm

    No. Not interested. The Dapto dogs would be more exciting than this.🙄

  28. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2021 10:34 am

    On the upside, nobody got shot yesterday (that we know of)

  29. Tony permalink
    March 16, 2021 2:48 pm

    “We have made clear that the US is not prepared to improve relations in a bilateral and separate context at the same time that a close and dear ally is being subjected to a form of economic coercion,”

    Why would the Biden administration care? People here tell me it’s all ScoMo’s fault because he hurt China’s feelings.

  30. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2021 2:53 pm

    Yes, but they’re also unable to identify the statement that Morrison made to justify their outrage. Apparently it’s in the vibe
    China apparently is very sensitive about the vibe.

  31. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2021 3:35 pm

    but they’re also unable to identify the statement that Morrison made to justify their outrage

    “Shanghai Sam”

    “China Virus”

    “Chinese cyber attacks”

    “Weapons grade inspectors to find out how China started this virus”

    “No Belt and Road for YOU Commie Dan!”

    Yea, why won’t anyone provide them for you yomm? [facepalm]

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2021 4:12 pm

    We’re they in government statements?

  33. Tony permalink
    March 16, 2021 6:50 pm

    Youse know that video meme of Hitler in his bunker where people put on their own captions, usually in a humorous way? Well, the movie it’s from, Downfall, is worth watching (its on Netflix atm).

  34. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2021 7:35 pm

    We’re they in government statements?

    I think you mean wer…. oh fuck it 🙂

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2021 7:43 pm

    Yes! I did mean “were”
    It’s grim when you’re able to correct me

  36. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2021 10:10 pm

    It’s grim when you’re able to correct me

    You spelled ‘normal’ wrong 😉

  37. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 8:55 am

    Bill Maher makes a very good point here:

    “Half the country is having a never-ending “woke” competition deciding what gender Mr. Potato Head will be and the other half believes we have to stop lizard people because they’re eating babies. We are a silly people.”

    “Nothing ever moves in this impacted colon of a country. We see a problem and we ignore it; lie about it; fight about it; endlessly litigate it; kick it down the road, and then write a half ass solution that doesn’t kick in for ten years.”

    “China, on the other hand, fixes it. China sees a problem, and they fix it. They build a dam. Americans debate what to rename it. We’re not losing to China. We lost. The returns just haven’t all come in yet. They made robots that check your kids’ temperature and got their asses back in school. Most of our kids are still pretending to take Zoom classes while they watch Tik Tok and their brain cells slowly commit ritual suicide. As George Bush once said: ‘Is our children learning.’

  38. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 8:59 am

    From China’s useful idiot:

    “Shanghai Sam”

    “China Virus”

    “Chinese cyber attacks”

    “Weapons grade inspectors to find out how China started this virus”

    “No Belt and Road for YOU Commie Dan!”

    Its called talking truth to power. And next time you [facepalm] close your fist. You might knock some sense into yourself.

  39. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 9:36 am

    The Washington Post has zero credibility:

  40. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 9:52 am

    Its called talking truth to power

    Anther term is ‘poking the bear’

    The more common one is ‘racism’!

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 10:42 am

    Calling out attempts to buy off politicians, or identifying national security issues is not racism
    Clive Hamilton wrote a chapter about that lazy response/tactic from apologists for the CCP

  42. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 11:37 am

    China is Tom R’s kryptonite! When it comes to commos he can’t resist the real deal!

  43. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 11:46 am

    Calling out attempts to buy off politicians, or identifying national security issues is not racism

    No

    But calling someone ‘Shanghai Sam’ is

    Calling it the ‘China Virus’ is

    Assuming espionage is ALWAYS from China is

    Blocking the Belt and Road for Victoria, because it’s from China, but at the same time, selling an entire Port to them, is certainly a very weird form of racism, like, China are different when it’s those commie Labor states?

    When it comes to commos

    Case in point. 😉

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:14 pm

    ***SMACK***
    COP THAT AUSTRALIA!
    … AND LET THAT BE A LESSON TO ANYONE ELSE WHO FEELS LIKE GETTING UPPITY

    Tom R’s response- “thank you sir, we’ve learnt our lesson”

  45. Tony permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:20 pm

    The Vic Govt recently complied with a directive to disclose to the Feds all deals they’ve done with foreign powers. Andrews has sniffed the wind and knows the public is suspicious of China and its motives.

  46. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:37 pm

    AND LET THAT BE A LESSON TO ANYONE ELSE WHO FEELS LIKE GETTING UPPITY

    You spelled RACIST wrong at the end there yomm.

    Andrews has sniffed the wind and knows the public is suspicious of China and its motives.

    I think you mean ‘all countries’ and their motives 😉

  47. Tony permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:40 pm

    I think you mean ‘all countries’ and their motives

    Yeah, nah. Victoria doesn’t have deals with ‘all countries’. Mainly just the CCP.

  48. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:46 pm

    I see the libs are doing what they do best, and throwing unsubstantiated hsit at Labor (and also GetUp) about harassment. Harassment that was investigated t the time, and cleared both Labor and GetUp.

    But our media forget that, and run the libs line. It’s almost as if it is … orchestrated?

    “wrote a journalist a full 36 minutes before Mr Morrison said those words”

    https://twitter.com/RonniSalt/status/1371982385764466689

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 12:55 pm

    Yeah! When democratic countries had that tiff with Germany 80 years ago, that was racist too.
    It seems we just can’t learn our lessons about non racist non bullies

  50. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 1:23 pm

    Clearly criticism of a brutal dictatorship that is in dispute with each of its neighbours is racism.
    I see the relationship between benevolent China and that racist Justin Trudeau have reached a new low.
    He must be Canada’s equivalent of our racist Prime Minister
    Is the Vietnamese Government racist? That’s a difficult one, but probably (in a nicer way)

  51. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 1:28 pm

    “But calling someone ‘Shanghai Sam’ is”

    How the fuck is that racist? Shanghai is a place, not a race. Associating a corrupt Labor (but I repeat myself) politician with the source of his funds is fair comment. Nothing racist about it. As usual you are screaming racism where there is none.

    Is it OK for the CCP and its minions to curry favour with Australian politicians by generous financial arrangements with them? Apparently we can’t talk about that (but only in the case of China) without being called ‘racist’ by morally and intellectually bankrupt stooges of the genocidal CCP.

    “Calling it the ‘China Virus’ “ Then referring to the South African strain or the English strain must also be racist. There is a long history of referring to diseases by places associated with them. But all the hypocritical China felchers can do is yell racist. That is the modus operandi of dumb leftist cunts who prefer to screech derision rather than argue logically.

    Truly, you make Q Anon seem sane and principled.

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 2:03 pm

    No, no… we’re the racists and China is teaching us a lesson for our own good.
    China has been patient and we have been wayward.
    It’s obviously racist to claim we’re not racist

  53. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 2:18 pm

    Associating a corrupt Labor

    Yea, he was so corrupt, he declared the money publicly. Unlike some people who Rolex watches ffs

    Yeah! When democratic countries had that tiff with Germany 80 years ago, that was racist too

    Yea Yea, when Germany separated one group of people out for different treatment to the rest, just like we are currently doing with China, was THAT racist?

    Then referring to the South African strain or the English strain must also be racist.

    Because ones a ‘strain’ Yea, I know, only words, aren’t they. It’s like nobody learnt from the “Spanish Flu” years, did they?

  54. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 17, 2021 2:19 pm

    Recent pic of Tom R:

  55. ivi permalink
    March 17, 2021 2:51 pm

    (Obviously, I’d prefer to continue discussing Our PNG charm offensive/vaccination program; but, I thought I’d just very bravely linkdrop this here, before rushing off to take a very important international call.)

  56. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2021 2:56 pm

    So many racist governments.
    The Philippines, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Brunei, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, Canada, France, Germany…
    All racist. Because all have disputes/poor/deteriorating relations with China, who only wants peace and goodwill for all!

  57. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2021 3:21 pm

    Recent pic of Tom R:

    Yea, I shoulda got meself a Rolex
    Or a shiny new job with the mob who just bought Darwin Port.
    Or sold off all our dairy farms too?
    Or who took way more cash from the guy Sam lost his job for, but didn’t declare it.

    Yea, THOSE kind of overlords 😉

  58. ivi permalink
    March 17, 2021 3:35 pm

    (Truly, you make Q Anon seem sane and principled.

    Indeed; SARS-Cov-2, aka The Andromeda Strain, does/n’t have quite the same ring to it as The Pleiades Virus.)

  59. ivi permalink
    March 18, 2021 6:55 am

    (They’re our family, they’re our friends, they’re our neighbours,” Morrison said of PNG. “This is in Australia’s interests and it is in our region’s interests and it’s incumbent on us as Australians both to secure the health of our own citizens but equally our PNG family who are so dear to us.”)

  60. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 18, 2021 8:46 am

    “Because ones a ‘strain’ “

    That is a distinction without a difference, you racist fuck.

    “It’s like nobody learnt from the “Spanish Flu” years, did they?”

    Oh, the horror of it all! Spaniards have never really recovered from that horrendous bout of racism. And the same sort of racism is tearing Australia to pieces. We need urgent legislation to protect the residents of Hendra, Bairnsdale and the Murray Valley. Ross River needs to be renamed. In fact reparations should be paid to the residents of these places. I can’t even begin to imagine what it is like to live a life burdened by such a stigma!

  61. Tom R permalink
    March 18, 2021 9:49 am

    That is a distinction without a difference, you racist fuck.

    Tell it to the scientists, you Genius genus

    https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-02-04/whats-difference-between-variant-strain-coronavirus

    Oh, the horror of it all! Spaniards have never really recovered from that horrendous bout of racism

    Calling it what it is a first step splats, well done splats 😉

    Spaniards called the highly contagious disease “The Soldier of Naples” after a catchy song popular at the time. But when the deadly virus exploded across the world and became known as “Spanish influenza,” Spain protested that its people were being falsely stigmatized.

    President Trump is sparking similar complaints by referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” because it probably started in Wuhan, China. He did it again during a nationally televised news briefing Sunday night. Critics say the president is unfairly stigmatizing all Chinese people, while the president contends he is just stating facts.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/03/23/spanish-flu-chinese-virus-trump/

  62. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 18, 2021 10:03 am

    “Tell it to the scientists”

    I was talking about your suggestion that the toponymous naming of a strain of a disease was somehow less racist than the toponymous naming of the disease. Now that is a distinction without a difference!

    “Spaniards called the highly contagious disease “The Soldier of Naples” after a catchy song popular at the time. But when the deadly virus exploded across the world and became known as “Spanish influenza,” Spain protested that its people were being falsely stigmatized.”

    So the Spaniards were hypocrites! The Neapolitans should be pissed!

  63. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 18, 2021 11:01 am

    Tom R – expert in semantics. I’ll summarise his principled position-
    * Naming a deadly ailment after it’s likely country of origin is racist.
    * Naming a deadly ailment after it’s likely country of origin isn’t racist.
    * Identifying cultural idiosyncrasies/peculiarities of a country is racist
    * Identifying cultural idiosyncrasies/peculiarities of a country isn’t racist

  64. Tom R permalink
    March 18, 2021 11:59 am

    So the Spaniards were hypocrites!

    That doesn’t change the argument though, does it.

    * Naming a deadly ailment after it’s likely country of origin is Wrong (‘likely’ being the opportune word there). But is very racist especially in the context that it is presented
    * Naming a deadly ailment after it’s likely country of origin isn’t wrong, because it helps identify a source of a particular strain, with no blame associated.
    * Identifying cultural idiosyncrasies/peculiarities of a country is racist. CONTEXT.
    * Identifying cultural idiosyncrasies/peculiarities of a country isn’t racist (see above 😉 )

  65. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 18, 2021 12:10 pm

    Yeah. There are no rules that can be applied to racism because it’s all about the CONTEXT of Tom R’s choice

  66. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 18, 2021 1:29 pm

    Sadly, the CONTEXT in Tom R’s case is the descent of his once-agile mind into the cesspit of zombie trolldom.

  67. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 18, 2021 2:28 pm

    Now this is how you poke a bear:

    Biden says Putin is a killer and doesn’t have a soul

  68. Tom R permalink
    March 18, 2021 4:56 pm

    In Australia experts warn that Russia may be distracting the US from its more important strategic threat – China.

    dog we are FIXATED!

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 18, 2021 5:31 pm

    The racism CONTEXT (vibe) thing is a bit of a conundrum.
    * Americans have an ugly and violent gun culture (**not racist)
    * Lebanese have an ugly and violent gun culture (**racist)
    * African Americans use guns and have higher murder rate than other demographics (**racist)

  70. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 18, 2021 8:45 pm

    I just want to say ALP/Greens mislead and deceive people

    As a Conservative Australian i have no idea who to vote for anymore

    I could never vote ALP/Greens because they mislead and deceive people like TB of Queensland

    But the current Coalition govt is out spending Whitlam

    Fact is i think govt debt will increase forever and we are doomed because of TB of Queensland

  71. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 19, 2021 8:30 am

  72. Tony permalink
    March 19, 2021 10:17 am

    Huge extinction rebellion protest in Melbourne this morning. There are six protestors and a truck in the middle of the intersection on the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets. Six protestors!

  73. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 19, 2021 11:34 am

    “Six protestors!”

    The sooner they are extincted the better! They will get more attention (and also do the world a favour) if they self-immolate.

  74. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 19, 2021 11:45 am

    Cancel culture is rotten. It will inevitably cannibalise its own. Maybe when enough woke wankers get cancelled there will be some attempt at moderation.

    (It was fun watching the Minters moron CEO get cancelled).

  75. Tom R permalink
    March 22, 2021 9:28 am

    Could be an interesting day in senate estimates

    Monday morning will see the AFP front the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

    Most recently, news.com.au reported the AFP did not give NSW Police the dossier against Mr Porter before the state authorities closed their case.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/03/22/brittany-higgins-christian-porter/

    Gonna be a Sgt Shultz morning there I reckon 😉

  76. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 22, 2021 10:23 am

    “Gonna be a Sgt Shultz Running Dog Dan morning there I reckon”

    Schultz is an amateur compared to Dan. Which is why we still don’t know who made the decision that made itself, who chose to go with that bunch of crooks Unified Security, who tipped them off to get their employees online training and who the CEO spoke and texted with on the day the contracts were awarded.

    I hope that whatever happens today will not likely be as corrupt and rotten as the Coate inquiry appeared to be.

  77. Tom R permalink
    March 22, 2021 10:34 am

    Schultz is an amateur compared to Dan

    It’s confusing, isn’t it

    Dan doesn’t say anything. But he has hours long press interviews, where, according to hte same mob who reckon he says nothing, he does nothing but lie

    It’s all so confusing

    How confusing is this?

  78. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 22, 2021 10:51 am

    “It’s confusing, isn’t it”

    Not at all we’ve seen this dog and pony show before. Running Dog Dan has all the hallmarks of Granny Killer Cuomo. The pattern is strikingly similar – using interminable boring press conferences while hiding the truth from the people. Meanwhile press accolades are heaped on the moral monster.

    Like Cuomo, Dan gives long blithering passive-aggressive interviews by turns sniveling and then bullying. We still don’t know who made the decision which killed 800 Victorians. We don’t know the details of how the crooks came to be appointed. The one thing he does not do is actually explain how he became Australia’s largest mass killer.

  79. Tom R permalink
    March 22, 2021 11:34 am

    Not at all we’ve seen this dog and pony show before.

    Yes, like when cash told estimates that her statement to the AFP could be considered her statement to estimates; when her statement to the AFP was “see what I said in estimates”

  80. Tom R permalink
    March 23, 2021 10:17 am

    Who would have thought it would all cum down to this?

  81. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 23, 2021 2:03 pm

    Indeed, Tom R. Surely you were moved to tears at the Prime Minister being moved to tears? Now we can all have a good cry and go back to business as usual.

  82. Tom R permalink
    March 23, 2021 2:16 pm

    You mean those tears he shed just before he released private information about a similar case at newscorpse (if he isn’t just lying again?)

    Watch for the smirk at the end. From tears to smirk in record time

  83. Tony permalink
    March 23, 2021 5:42 pm

    Don’t go to war with people who buy ink by the barrel. ScMo should know this.

  84. Tom R permalink
    March 24, 2021 8:17 am

    Don’t go to war with people who buy ink by the barrel.

    Or, don’t lie. It’s his first recourse, always has been, and now that he’s done it to Australia’s ruler, his days are numbered.

    Funny that the one who has protected him as he has lied his way to the (almost) top, is going to be the one who brings him back down.

  85. Tom R permalink
    March 24, 2021 8:18 am

    What Doug said

  86. Tom R permalink
    March 24, 2021 8:35 am

    I also note that morrison has now apologised to the person he made up.

    What a guy.

  87. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 24, 2021 11:32 am

    “morrison has now apologised to the person he made up.” Back in form, Tom R

  88. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 24, 2021 11:33 am

    This one is as dumb as her mother and almost as vile:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExMP82wUYAQP2mX?format=jpg

  89. Tom R permalink
    March 24, 2021 12:04 pm

    Back in form, Tom R

    He hasn’t been out of form. As I said, it’s just that he has now lied to the guy who actually runs the cuntry

  90. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 24, 2021 8:23 pm

    A must watch 7minutes 34 seconds that exposes a PM with no moral compass or leadership capacity, cabinet ministers incapable of acting in the national interest and a backbench predominantly made up of cowards and sycophants.

    That has been the case since 2007.

  91. March 24, 2021 9:40 pm

    Now Peta Credlin claims Parliament House is a hotbed of ‘gay orgies..!’ What with the long boozy lunches, business class travel and chauffeur driven comcars I’m seriously beginning to realise I’ve chosen the wrong vocation. Is it too late consider a career change…?

  92. Tom R permalink
    March 25, 2021 8:20 am

    Is it too late consider a career change…?

    For a young fella like yerself, the only question is, which party? Is clive still looking for sacrificial lambs candidates?

  93. Tom R permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:11 am

    In light of revelations about Conservatives having intimate relationships with coffee tables, should we perhaps revisit this episode in our nations proud history?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3481058/Joe-Hockey-responsible-breaking-marble-table-wild-party-night-Tony-Abbott-dumped-PM.html

  94. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:22 am

    Peta is probably miffed (or perhaps muffed) at being relegated to Bull-Dykes Corner at party time..

    However, her revelation has finally brought to light the true meaning the Mincing Poodle’s boast about being “in the winners’ circle”!

  95. ivi permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:32 am

    (Is it too late [to] consider a career change…?

    Theoretically, it’s (n)ever too late to be ‘seen‘ through Ms Peta’s magic revisionary mirror.)

  96. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:36 am

    “Conservatives having intimate relationships with coffee tables”

    Tom R, you have a bad case of objectophobia. Your hateful stance is very hurtful to objectophiles everywhere.

    OTOH, it is good to see the Libs fulfilling their own prophecy even if they are a bit behind the rest of the world.

  97. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:49 am

    This is hilarious – Harris ’empowered’ herself by sleeping with a Democrat power-broker old enough to be her father. And Bill Clinton empowered a young female intern by sexually assaulting her with a cigar in the Oval Office.

  98. Tom R permalink
    March 25, 2021 10:12 am

    Tom R, you have a bad case of objectophobia.

    I OBJECT-a-phobia is an irrational fear or aversion of objections, isn’t it? I love objecting 🙂

  99. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 25, 2021 10:53 am

    “I love objecting “

    Indeed, you are an object lesson in that art!

  100. Tom R permalink
    March 25, 2021 11:24 am

    you are an object lesson in that art!

    I object to the objectionable objectification of objects

  101. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 25, 2021 5:01 pm

    I just got some junk mail from Clive Palmer. He says there is no one-year safety data, no three-year safety data or five-year safety data for the use of the COVID-19 vaccine

    He says he agrees with vaccines but thinks this one has been rushed

  102. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 25, 2021 8:33 pm

    Clive Palmer is a world class f***wit
    He’s from Queensland

  103. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 25, 2021 8:40 pm

    “””Clive Palmer is a world class f***wit
    He’s from Queensland””

    OK but is he right? I have just picked up Palmers junk mail again

    “””Urgent COMMUNICATION””””””””””

    The simple fact is that we do not have
    one-year safety data
    three-year safety data
    five-year safety data
    for the use of covid-19 vaccine

  104. March 25, 2021 9:06 pm

    Speaking of Queensland…

    If anyone tells you Shepparton is a nice place to visit, it’s not.

    It’s a shit hole.

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 25, 2021 9:50 pm

    Why would you go to Shepparton? Just ask you want advice on Victorian towns worth visiting.
    If you google images of Shepparton, it will display a shithole

  106. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 26, 2021 2:57 pm

    Queensland has a new Covid case…
    * Close the border
    * Don’t have any Queenslanders use “our” hospitals
    * Tell them to f*** off and return to the isolated, uncultured redneck backwater they obviously prefer

  107. March 26, 2021 3:00 pm

    “Why would you go to Shepparton?”

    In my defence, it wasn’t my idea.

  108. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 26, 2021 3:22 pm

    The best thing about Shepparton is that it is within a 2 hour drive of some places worth visiting

  109. Tom R permalink
    March 26, 2021 5:14 pm

    The best thing about Shepparton is that it is within a 2 hour drive of some places worth visiting

    Is it that close to the border?

  110. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 28, 2021 9:31 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Queensland as they battle this wicked virus.
    The safest action is to lockdawn for months and months and months and close the border for a couple of decades

  111. TB Queensland permalink
    March 28, 2021 8:02 pm

    lockdawn

    PE? (Please Explain?)

    Our thoughts and prayers

    Arghhhhhh …. your thoughts are rancid and your prayers deceit! Begone ye evil nightmare!

  112. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 28, 2021 9:43 pm

    https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/health/how-queensland-healths-superspreader-house-party-stuffup-happened/news-story/14b24c0f91a62ee53b27d9995ad62767

    The competence of Queensland government on display
    ————–
    And you’ve survived the winnebago TB, did you put some of those rooster sized flies on the barbecue?

  113. Tom R permalink
    March 29, 2021 8:17 am

    The competence of Queensland government on display

    Yep, only outdone by SA, which shut down the state harder and faster than anywhere else in the world because of ….. a pizza box.

    And then tried to pin it all on a migrant student who had been forced to work at illegal rates in order to survive. Which is the real tragedy of that whole ordeal.

    But then, that’s straya’s ‘rule of law’ in action 😉

  114. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 29, 2021 8:41 am

    Those stinking leftists:

  115. Tom R permalink
    March 29, 2021 8:46 am

    Hey, if you are going to be a misogynist, you can at least smell nice doing it, am I right? 😉

  116. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 29, 2021 8:55 am

    Misogynist? WTF?

  117. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 29, 2021 8:56 am

    You must think I’m Andrew Laming.

  118. Tom R permalink
    March 29, 2021 9:32 am

    Misogynist? WTF?

    Now look, I’m not saying all right wingers are misogynist, but all misogynist are …. (credit to andrew bolt ) 🙂

  119. Tom R permalink
    March 29, 2021 10:48 am

    I seem to have hit a nerve 🙂

  120. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 29, 2021 10:53 am

    You’ve got a nerve!

  121. Tom R permalink
    March 29, 2021 12:00 pm

    🙂

  122. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2021 5:03 pm

    Changes? What fkn changes?

    Let the circus continue … bring on the clowns – again, and again and again ….da da, da da, da da da da da da daaaa dum!

    Key changes to Morrison front bench

    Christian Porter demoted from attorney-general and industrial relations minister to industry, science and technology

    Linda Reynolds bumped from defence to government services and the NDIS

    Peter Dutton moves from home affairs to defence and leader of the house

    Karen Andrews moved from industry to home affairs

    Melissa Price elevated into cabinet as defence industry minister

    Michaelia Cash moves from employment and industry to attorney-general and industrial relations

    Stuart Robert goes from government services to employment

    Anne Ruston adds women’s safety to social services

    Jane Hume adds women’s economic security to her role in the outer ministry

    FMD! Dutton in charge of big guns, tanks and ships and planes with bombs … “what an exciting challenge” said Mr Dutton. 😮

  123. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2021 7:41 pm

    reb!!!!!!!! Apologies that it took so long for me “study” Camilla!

    Brilliant MF!

  124. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 30, 2021 7:22 pm

    Queensland has always been a little slow in catching up with Victoria and NSW.
    ” Welcome to Queensland- arrogant one day, plague ridden the next”

  125. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2021 7:39 pm

    What can I say …

    Happy Easter, ToM, and thanks for your support …

    … and people think I’m the aggressive one around here … hypocrisy

  126. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 30, 2021 8:07 pm

    Yes TB, I recall your view during our lockdowns, that it was due to the unwillingness of Victorians to comply with regulations
    ” Welcome to Plaguesville”

  127. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 30, 2021 8:09 pm

    Welcome to Plaguesville
    … I recall you suggesting that our lockdowns were due to the unwillingness of Victorians to comply with regulations

  128. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2021 11:32 pm

    Queenslanders are complying … comprehension breakdown again …

  129. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 31, 2021 8:56 am

    Yet from 1600 km away you could tell Victorians weren’t complying

  130. Tom R permalink
    March 31, 2021 9:02 am

    How good are vaccinations?

    I see morrisons women’s cabinet is a roaring success.

  131. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 10:41 am

    Yet from 1600 km away you could tell Victorians weren’t complying

    They were on TV and in the news ON THE STREETS … memory loss AND comprehension dysfunction?

    All calm in Brisbane …

    I am curious to know why a doctor and a nurse at a major hospital were not vaccinated.

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 10:46 am

    Australia will move to produce its own guided missiles under a $1 billion plan to establish a new weapons facility with a global arms manufacturer.

    WTF? Just what is the Morriscum governmnet’s hidden agenda?

  133. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 11:03 am

    Defence Minister Peter Dutton said Australia would work closely with the US on the new domestic guided missile project.

    He said the project would “support both Australia’s needs and the growing needs of our most important military partner”.

    The government is spending $270 billion over the next 10 years on defence projects.

    Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said domestically produced guided missiles would add to existing weapons technology in Australia, including the Nulka decoy missile, and explosives factories at Benalla and Mulawa.

    “According to defence industry estimates this new national enterprise could be worth $40 billion in local production and export over the next 20 years,” she said.

    “Utilising sophisticated manufacturing processes, industry also says this could create well over 2,000 jobs in different locations across the nation.”

    Ahh … Mr Potato Head

    $270 billion!!

    Name targets for any enemies – good onya?

    $40 billion in production and export (who to?) er … hang on … $270 billion over 10 years and $40 billion return over … … … 20 years … so for war machines we suffer a multi billion loss … and invest how much in renewable energy projects and future jobs?

    2000 jobs making missiles? Axing Covid payments will put 155,000 people into poverty … please explain?

  134. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 31, 2021 11:24 am

    TB gets everything he needs from Brisbane TV.
    There I was thinking that he was all seeing, all knowing (some would say a know it all)… but it’s all from the media he blames!
    Queensland compliant! That’s nice

  135. Tom R permalink
    March 31, 2021 2:54 pm

    The government really got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, didn’t they 😆

  136. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 7:11 pm

    Just WTF are you on …

    TB gets everything he needs from Brisbane TV.

    You may not know the difference, ToM … but Aussie TV is WORLDWIDE! With the occasional reference to … wait for it …. steady … Victoria – even Melbourne … even ToM’s place …

    … memory loss AND comprehension dysfunction? Or just old fashioned ignorance?

  137. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 7:16 pm

    The Federal Govt … is responsible for 5.5 million people & they have rolled out 50,000. I think the figures speak for themselves”

    Yep! Even the LNP are sick (s’cuse the pun) of the Feds … marketing never won a war! People did!

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 7:18 pm

    ToM! yer so clever …

    Explain this to me … (all while the Covid crisis continues)

    $40 billion in production and export (who to?) er … hang on … $270 billion over 10 years and $40 billion return over … … … 20 years … so for war machines we suffer a multi billion loss … and invest how much in renewable energy projects and future jobs?

    2000 jobs making missiles? Axing Covid payments will put 155,000 people into poverty … please explain?

  139. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 7:34 pm

    I think the rest of the world has referred to this as the Third Wave.

  140. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 7:34 pm

    Oh. and stay off the streets when told…

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 31, 2021 8:26 pm

    Which version of TB do YOU prefer?
    TB 1 – ” the media manipulates public opinion, it is biased and cannot be trusted”
    Or…
    TB 2 – “I form my options of the behaviour of people thousands of miles away based on media reports”

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2021 11:20 pm

    Ha, just fucking stupid …

  143. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 1, 2021 8:56 am

    Ha, just fucking stupid …”

    TB 3 it is then!

  144. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 1, 2021 8:58 am

    “Former devotees tell horror stories of life under sex-obsessed ‘guru’ at Victorian yoga retreat”

    A microcosm of Victoria under Running Dog Dan. Worst case of Stockholm sundress I’ve seen.

  145. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 1, 2021 9:22 am

    Boris must have caused this. Because China is the peaceful friend to the world!

    https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/we-left-in-a-hurry-bbc-correspondent-flees-china-citing-threats-20210401-p57fqt.html
    ———-
    TB 3 – is the winner!

  146. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2021 11:02 am

    Zoom! I see the gang’s all here … what happened to “intelligent” discussion, splatter?

    Don’t think ToMmy is capable by himself?

  147. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2021 11:06 am

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2021/03/31/raaf-military-space-command-100th-anniversary/

    Next we’ll all have Star Trek flip phones … oh, wait …

    Space command … FFS … what about the deficit?

  148. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2021 1:29 pm

    Your fascist LNP Federal Government at work … support of cheating, lying, deception, stealing via their biased lawmaking …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/01/commonwealth-prosecutors-wrong-on-witness-k-case-former-nsw-dpp-says

    Ludicrous …

  149. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2021 7:14 pm

    The Federal Government has the largest, most efficient and effective logistics organisation at its immediate disposal … so why isn’t the ADF being called on to distribute and assist with the administration of the Covid vaccine …

    Answer: Marketing doesn’t actually “do” anything just talks about stuff … the LNP are managers … of what? Bullshit, chickenshit and catschitt … sit on bums and twiddle thumbs … or ogle other people’s bums!

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2021 7:35 pm

    VW has poured about $A113 billion into electric vehicles as part of the shift in the automotive world.

    How much has the Federal Government invested?

  151. TB Queensland permalink
    April 2, 2021 7:12 pm

    Seems all the Deep South are in lockdown … chuckle

  152. ivi permalink
    April 4, 2021 9:29 am

    (Seems all the Deep South are in lockdown … chuckle

    Another no-show from the Great Xtian Hope, and all the saints and all the sinners still destined for doing longtime in an (un)der)designated hot spot, eh?)

  153. ivi permalink
    April 4, 2021 3:24 pm

    (The ‘default position’, as described by (un)lucky Pete: Peter Dutton says Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s three-day COVID-19 lockdown was ‘panic’.)

  154. TB Queensland permalink
    April 4, 2021 6:24 pm

    From ivi

    1.

    Craig Kelly was lauded as a hero, a federal MP likened his colleagues to nappies and people joked about needing a World War to distract from gender identity debates.

    But the main lesson from the “Church and State” conference last weekend in Brisbane was how conservative Christian activists are attempting to grow their numbers and influence within the Coalition, and believe opposition to transgender rights will be key to their political success.

    And the LNP give the unions a hard time … Jesus fkn Christ would must be spinning on that cross … the first communist!

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    April 4, 2021 6:30 pm

    From ivi

    2.

    Peter Dutton has slammed Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s three-day lockdown as “panic”.

    Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the state despite the Greater Brisbane lockdown ending on Thursday.

    Speaking to Sky News after coming out of lockdown, Queensland MP Mr Dutton said leaders should be able to deal with an outbreak of few cases.

    “There has been from the start, probably even in this latest example, been a bit of panic by Premier Palaszczuk,” Mr Dutton said on Sunday.

    “We’re lucky that the cases ultimately dwindled and the contact tracing was effective.”
    Peter Dutton says that Queensland panicked with its lockdown.

    General Dutton would know … the bloke responsible for the Ruby Princess debacle … does he know, Palaszczuk, won the last election because of her pandemic management … does Dutton know anything?

    Even the Rupert pup journalist called him … Queensland MP Mr Dutton … thick … Sky News … authoritative … mmm

  156. TB Queensland permalink
    April 4, 2021 6:33 pm

    Having said the above about Dutton … this I welcome! Let’s hope it has legs and can actually DO SOMETHING!

    Labor has welcomed the support of new defence minister Peter Dutton for a standing royal commission to address veteran suicides but says the proposal needs to be fleshed out with specific details.

    The Morrison government has spent years arguing against launching an inquiry into the deeply troubling issue but has yielded to pressure from veteran advocates and outspoken members of its own back bench.

    Mr Dutton says as things stand, there is no need to lobby Prime Minister Scott Morrison to back the commission, which parliament unanimously endorsed last month.

    However he wants it set up alongside a permanent office for the prevention of veteran suicides.

  157. ivi permalink
    April 5, 2021 12:33 pm

    (However he wants it set up alongside a permanent office for the prevention of veteran suicides.

    Meh. Caedite eos; novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

  158. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 5, 2021 1:01 pm

    Cheap wine tastes better if the price tag is bumped up, scientists have revealed.

    It’s thanks to a new study on whether expensive wine is really worth the cash…But it suggests that for the average consumer, the price on your bottle of wine might not matter so much.

    So it may be worth settling for some cheap booze rather than paying over the odds for a posh bottle at your next party. And always drink responsibly.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/drink/cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-the-price-tag-is-bumped-up-scientists-have-revealed/news-story/c37fd1c6a547c54667553e67ee5bb608

  159. TB Queensland permalink
    April 5, 2021 3:36 pm

    Caedite eos; novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

    Very cynical, v … chuckle.

    Una fides, Unus populus: unum Orbis Terrarum

    Optima fortuna 💥

    😎

  160. Tony permalink
    April 5, 2021 3:45 pm

    Maybe the pews weren’t 1.5 metres apart, or someone took off their mask to sip the wine. The cops weren’t willing enough to justify their raid, anyhow. (Calgary, Canada.)

  161. Tom R permalink
    April 6, 2021 9:20 am

    I guess the lorde does know those that are His own, those that given the best vaccine while the rest of the cuntry ……

  162. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 10:39 am

    Scotty’s from Marketing … not Logistics … he’s not even a Manager.

    Surely Jenny from HR could offer some advice?

    Maybe the Happy Clappers could volunteer to do some of God’s Work?

    So many opportunities.

  163. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 10:41 am

    Isn’t Passover a Jewish “thing”

  164. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 6, 2021 11:24 am

    he’s not even a Manager ” Don’t you worry about that ol’sock, slomo is running a spectacular blue gaggle if ever there was one. Just keep enjoying the on-going episodes of the blue gaggle hurling itself head first into their ‘knot a woman problem pond of quicksand’ as it likes to do from time to time.`

  165. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 6, 2021 11:35 am

    arrogant one day, plague ridden the next ” Psst, primates in glass kooyongs shouldn’t throw poo at banana glass houses. You must have missed the bit of 2020 while boltsvillage primates were locked down, that also a bunch of boltsvillage poultry farms had to destroy stock due to another superbug, sars?, birdflu?, h1n1?`

  166. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 6, 2021 11:53 am

    How good are vaccinations? ” Hey teamcheerer, there are just shy of eight billion primates on the planet. There will be at least 2-billion ‘unjabbed’ baby primates, probably closer to 3-billion baby primates, being left to huddle together in kindergartens and colleges to cough and breath on each other, passing the superbug back and forth and around and around, giving the superbug plenty of chance to mutate. This just might be ‘antidote to the node’ if the superbug mutates before the 5-to 6-billion primates get their jab. Then we are back in 2020.`

  167. ivi permalink
    April 6, 2021 3:24 pm

    (Isn’t Passover a Jewish “thing”

    Um, maybe.

    From re:collective memory, it had something to do with staying@home whilst scrupulously observing a public health safety advisory, and something of an air of inevitability about potentially deadly consequences amongst those whose (un)particular families and communities heedlessly ignored that (fore)warning.

    But, then again, as a story involving supernatural themes, and, therefore, as narrated, being inherently unreliable, along with evidencing a whole host of other incompetencies and incompatibilities with ‘actual‘ domains of knowledge, that sort of “thing” possibly deserves to wear, and/or to be forced to wear, a little star, of one kind or another, indicating to any prospective audience that it’s purely *for entertainment purposes only.

    Or, something like that.)

  168. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 4:15 pm

    Yer dead right, v … there’s even a fillum about it!

  169. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 4:17 pm

    Hey, teabagz … I see your sentence structure is still deteriorating … but I get the gist … especially about the primates and the jabs … numbers are bloody ‘uge!

  170. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 4:19 pm

    Its the miasma I say!!!!

  171. TB Queensland permalink
    April 6, 2021 4:32 pm

    😀😀😁😁😂😂😂🤣🤣😃😃😄😄😅😅😆😆😁😂😀😃😄😅😆😆

    I can only assume this has been “misquoted” in news.co,

    “The challenges Australia has had has been a supply problem. It is pure and simple,” the PM said.

    “There was over three million doses from overseas that never came.

    “And that’s obviously resulted in an inability to get three million overdoses out and distributed through the network. …

    Or is it just a right wing marketing plot? 🤣

  172. Tom R permalink
    April 7, 2021 9:03 am

    The vaccine is going to Passover our cuntry at this rate 😦

  173. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 7, 2021 9:38 am

    numbers are bloody ‘uge! ” yep .. and l don’t see the the clowntown blue gaggle firing-up adf/a resources they control (getting corpman, medics, quacks, nurses jabbed) to then do bases, remote areas, nearby towns etc .. seem to be trying to porkbarrel ama quacks, at risk to whole muppet island by delaying jabs.`

  174. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 7, 2021 9:45 am

    just a right wing marketing plot? ” Nah .. usual incompetent imbeciles .. backing nonWinners as usual .. ‘astra’ is 3-months between jabs .. pfizer is just 2 or 3 weeks between jabs .. my family is ready for the pfizer jabs yesterday .. get it done and dusted.`

  175. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 7, 2021 10:03 am

    “””””””””””””. get it done and dusted.`””””””””””””

    I don’t want to take it. There must be some people concerned about taking something that has not had proper clinical trials.

  176. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 10:40 am

    None of us want … overdoses, tebagz!

    … not had proper clinical trials You have evidence of that, Kneel, and a link?

  177. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 7, 2021 11:04 am

    I posted up the page what was written on some junk mail Clive Palmer sent out across the country. This is what it said

    “””Urgent COMMUNICATION””””””””””

    The simple fact is that we do not have
    one-year safety data
    three-year safety data
    five-year safety data
    for the use of covid-19 vaccine

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/04/clive-palmer-ad-questioning-covid-vaccines-factually-wrong-tga-says

  178. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 3:11 pm

    … what was written on some junk mail Clive Palmer sent out

    Clive Palmer junk mail is your “source”?

    god give me strength!

  179. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 7, 2021 3:27 pm

    TB

    I posted a Guardian article where it said he also published a full-time advertisement saying the same things. The Guardian article gives both sides

  180. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 4:58 pm

    … we do not have
    one-year safety data
    three-year safety data
    five-year safety data …

    You obviously don’t get the simple stupidity of this obvious fact!

  181. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 5:03 pm

    I am a cynic … BUT 150 years? Heritage listed in 1975 … dumb or porkys?

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/07/farmer-sorry-for-damaging-aboriginal-site-says-he-did-not-know-it-was-heritage-listed

  182. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 7, 2021 6:18 pm

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>You obviously don’t get the simple stupidity of this obvious fact!<<<<<<<<<<

    Most vaccines go through a lot of testing before they hit the market. So the vaccine has not had the usual clinical trials. So it looks like they are trialing it on the politicians and whoever gets it next.

    I do not want to take it. If it becomes compulsory i do not know what i would do

  183. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 6:48 pm

    So it looks like they are trialing it on the politicians

    Thank goodness for that!

  184. TB Queensland permalink
    April 7, 2021 6:55 pm

    RIP Tommy Raudonikis

    Once had a lot of fun with Tommy and Artie Beetson on a flight to Townsville … they were on a coaching trip … I remember saying to Artie “Do we still talk to him, mate?” Artie said something along the lines of “Sure, but I talk down to him” (for the iggorant – Artie was big lad … Tommy was one of the little blokes)

    He may have been a Cockroach but he’ll be sadly missed … pleased to have met him …

  185. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 7, 2021 8:23 pm

    >>>>>>>>Thank goodness for that!>>>>>>>>>

    It is a good idea to trial the vaccine on politicians. They can be the guinea pigs. Also when the next war looks likely the politicians should be sent to the front line..

    But i do not want to take the vaccine. Apparently one of the vaccines is totally different to all previous vaccines. It interacts with your RNA or something i do not understand.

  186. Tom R permalink
    April 8, 2021 9:43 am

    It’s true, this vaccine has been rushed through.

    But rushing does not equate to missing crucial checks and balances. People volunteered themselves as guinea pigs to shave years off early testing. Sars vaccines have also been in heavy development for many years, and since COVID is simply a SARS virus, much of the groundwork was already done.

    And if that is not enough for the faint, or stupid, of heart, MILLIONS of people around the world have already had it. Thanks to our grubmmints close incompetence, we’ll be years yet to worry about it.

    Anybody who listens to palmer, after his long history of very public and blatant lies, needs their heads read, and probably should have been forced into being one of the early ‘volunteers’

  187. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:12 am

    I don’t want to take it. There must be ” That’s ok, l don’t want you to take it either (-:`

  188. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:20 am

    Psst. The blue gaggle seem to have given itself a bit of a shirtfronting. Noticed the real-deal has got sputnik-v in other countrys. Seems to be working, as tehwest would be screaching.`

  189. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:21 am

    I think Melbourne must be about 2 weeks from another lockdown, with hotel quarantine starting again

  190. Tom R permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:35 am

    I think Melbourne must be about 2 weeks from another lockdown, with hotel quarantine starting again

    Perhaps that’s the feds ‘plan’ ❓

  191. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:43 am

    “It’s true, this vaccine has been rushed through.

    But rushing does not equate to missing crucial checks and balances.”

    Agreed, Tom R. Trump’s Operation Warp Speed was one of his finest moments (among many).

  192. Tom R permalink
    April 8, 2021 11:24 am

    Operation Warp Speed

    Not everyone can fuck up all the time.

    Interestingly, possible the best vaccine Pfizer refused to participate. Not that means the initiative was bad, it seemed to have done it’s job remarkably well, was just interesting as a side note/

  193. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 8, 2021 12:50 pm

    What number lockdown will this one be? I can’t keep

  194. Tom R permalink
    April 8, 2021 1:54 pm

    Quiet?
    Pace?
    It Up?

    Please, elucidate for us yomm?

  195. Tony permalink
    April 8, 2021 2:10 pm

    The vaccine rollout is too slow! Why aren’t the plebs panicking (as instructed by their intellectual and moral superiors on twitter)?

  196. Tom R permalink
    April 8, 2021 2:42 pm

    (as instructed by their intellectual and moral superiors on twitter)?

    I’ve seen a lot of people pointing out the discrepancy between announcements and deliveries, perhaps you are following the wrong intellectual and moral superiors on twitter?

  197. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 8, 2021 2:59 pm

    >>>>>>>The vaccine rollout is too slow! >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Thank goodness. I propose the vaccine should be tried on all ALP/Greens supporters. And then after 12 months if they are still alive i might consider taking it.

  198. TB Queensland permalink
    April 8, 2021 6:33 pm

    I see no-one replied to Nasty of Sydney … goodonya … the viciousness of right wing politics is scary … as the world should remember and reflect today … the USA is a modern example of the past … across the The Pond …

  199. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 8, 2021 6:44 pm

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>I see no-one replied to Nasty of Sydney … goodonya … the viciousness of right wing politics is scary …>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    What is scary is totalitarian people like yourself wanting to stuff your evil beliefs onto everybody else

  200. ivi permalink
    April 8, 2021 7:59 pm

    (….perhaps you are following the wrong intellectual and moral superiors on twitter?

    Yeah, but nahuh.)

  201. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 8, 2021 8:06 pm

    What gets me is all the leftists/socialists are keen to take the vaccine.

    That is all the information i need not to trust the vaccine

  202. Tony permalink
    April 8, 2021 8:53 pm

    Apparently there’s a problem with the AstraZeneca vaccine if you’re under 50. But the rollout has been too slow!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-08/scott-morrison-announces-pfizer-preferred-for-younger-people/100057184

  203. ivi permalink
    April 8, 2021 10:49 pm

    (….But the rollout has been too slow!

    What? The belated ‘securing’ an administration of an extra 10 million doses of Pfizer (after the government effectively went all-in on a hypothetical vaccine highly recommended (?) by an AZ director with overt (former?-)LNP affiliations; and ‘sovereign manufacturing’, by a privatised and publicly-listed CSL, almost entirely reliant on imported and licensed tech, precursors, and batch check; and to which a public-confidence-boosting commitment remains(?))? The vaccine Scotty needed to make a big deal about taking to convince the plebs to ‘trust the vaccine’? Quelle surprise!

    But how many doses of Pfizer are there actually on hand and/or due for shipment, and when; and isn’t it fortunate that ‘phasing’ was always part of ‘the plan’ (except for a little bit of overlap and underlap, at the margins of peculiar exposure and/or vulnerability; thanks to the very professional TGA, which can only work with what’s ‘available’, oh, and that (ante)pen)ultimate oversighting and coordinating thingy headed up by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Minister (K)Hunt)?)

  204. ivi permalink
    April 8, 2021 11:54 pm

    (And then after 12 months if they are still alive i might consider taking it.

    Apparently, you might be waiting to find out for a bit longer than 12 months; especially as it’s, also, apparently, now necessary to take the time to assess the implications…of a national-cabinet(s)-in-confidence) revue.)

  205. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 8:32 am

    Apparently there’s a problem with the AstraZeneca vaccine if you’re under 50. But the rollout has been too slow!

    Yes, and yes. But both come with caveats 😉

  206. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 8:38 am

    effectively went all-in

    Apparently, if you gut your CSIRO, they have trouble coming up with their own solutions, as they used to. WHO‘d have thought it?

    And, when you buy from the bottom of the shelf, either because you are a cheapskate, or the bottle-o just hates yer guts, well, you gonna have a worst hangover, aren’t ya?

  207. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 9:08 am

    “ Since last year, Labor has been calling on the Morrison Government to get five or six vaccine deals – for a situation exactly like this.”

    No worries Albo. They have four agreements – so one-to-two fewer than the arbitrary number you pulled out of your arse.

    https://www.health.gov.au/node/18777/australias-vaccine-agreements

  208. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 9:31 am

    so one-to-two fewer than the arbitrary number you pulled out of your arse.

    Actually, there are only three different vaccines there in your ‘agreements’, and we have only bought two, the largest buy being the cheapest.

    And the key point there is ‘fewer’, and, both the opposition, and leading epidemiologists, have been calling for more options from the beginning

    If we fail now, it’s not because of ignorance, it’s because of ineptness

    https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/vaccine-should-be-rolled-out-sooner-albanese-20201223-p56pqj

  209. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 9:41 am

    “And the key point there is ‘fewer’”

    Fewer than Albo’s five or six? Yeah, why not seven or eight then? There’s no science involved. It’s just a Labor talking point.

  210. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 9:48 am

    There’s no science involved.

    ELEPHANY IN ROOM DELIBERATLEY MISSED?

    and leading epidemiologists, have been calling for more options from the beginning

    I mean, an epidemiologist IS a scientist, aren’t they?

  211. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:08 am

    “ I mean, an epidemiologist IS a scientist, aren’t they?”

    Appeal to authority. Are epidemiologists proficient at negotiating deals with pharmaceutical companies? Anyone, including labor politicians and some as yet unnamed epidemiologists, can say there aren’t enough deals. Or, the rollout is too slow. Even you can say those things.

  212. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:38 am

    Appeal to authority.

    ROFL

    I distinctly recall someone declaring “There’s no science involved. “So, when I point out that, yes, science certainly WAS involved, you start crying about this ‘appeal to authority. So, do you want science, or not? Simple question.

    Are epidemiologists proficient at negotiating deals with pharmaceutical companies? </i.

    Should we go through the list of countries this mob have pissed off, not including China. I mean, just this week, he pissed of the entire EU again. I'm pretty sure an epidemiologist could have performed better.

    Let's not forget that we were told, not that long ago, that we were "front of the queue". Guess we were just in the wrong queue 😉

  213. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:46 am

    “ “So, when I point out that, yes, science certainly WAS involved,”

    No, it wasn’t. According to you, some unnamed epidemiologist gave their opinion about government policy decisions.

  214. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:52 am

    some unnamed epidemiologist gave their opinion about government policy decisions.

    NO

    a number of LEADING (in some sort of appeal I guess) epidemiologistSSS gave their professional advice on the best course of action.

    The Labor Party, as is their wont, seems to have listened to this appeal to authority professional advice. The libs, again, ignored the science, and went with their cheap and nasty option.

  215. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:55 am

    “ a number of LEADING (in some sort of appeal I guess) epidemiologistSSS gave their professional advice on the best course of action.”

    No worries. A link to these epidemiologists’ professional advice might show you’re not just making shit up.

  216. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 11:14 am

    A link you say?

    https://theguttertrash.com/2021/03/12/we-are-not-racists-says-family-descended-from-medieval-selective-breeding-program/#comment-182881

    How far into these links do we need to go sate the unstated?

  217. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 11:29 am

    What does ‘forefront’ mean?

  218. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 12:03 pm

    Okay, that’s one – one! – opinion from one epidemiologist. Hardly evidence of the correctness or otherwise of the “there aren’t enough deals” talking point.

    “Raina MacIntyre, head of the Kirby Institute’s biosecurity program, said the move to abandon the University of Queensland-CSL”

  219. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 2:47 pm

    I don’t think Australia has managed to secure enough vaccines to be comfortable, we really do need to diversify our vaccine portfolio,” said Zoe Hyde, an epidemiologist at the University of Western Australia.

    Opinion, not science.

    I think Australia urgently needs to diversify our vaccine portfolio. We’ve done well to secure the Pfizer vaccine and the Novavax vaccine in particular, but we need to have more options in our portfolio,” Dr Hyde said.

    Opinion, not science.

    I think we really dropped the ball on getting the best vaccines, like trying to sort of pinch pennies and pick and choose one from each category of vaccine, rather than buying all the leading contenders,” he said.

    I think we should be trying to get more of the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine — the US just in the last week or two got an extra 100 million doses of those two vaccines.”

    Opinion, not science (or even economics).

  220. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 2:59 pm

    Opinion, not science

    lol, tosy now reaching for his own ‘unappeal to authority’

    When a scientists says ‘I think’, you should listen. Because, they thinking on their scientific experience

    “I Think” they just may have been right (and so was Albanese to agree with them) 😉

  221. ivi permalink
    April 9, 2021 3:20 pm

    (Always double-and/or-nothing-down on those secure(d) Monte Carlo scenarios; just a lay person’s (ex)plain(ed) English, (un)scientific opinion; for no and/or some reason; and certainly not because someone’s number(s) demonstrably is(/are) up and/or down, (un)scientifically-speaking.)

  222. Tony permalink
    April 9, 2021 3:31 pm

    “When a scientists says ‘I think’, you should listen.”

    I think you think scientists’ thinks are worth more than anyone else’s thinks, because they got themselves a degree.

    “I think, therefore I yam.” ~ Popeye

  223. Tom R permalink
    April 9, 2021 3:42 pm

    because they got themselves a degree

    I think you’ll find that’s Opinion, not science.;)

    I have an opinion. Our grubmint is STILL lying to us.

  224. TB Queensland permalink
    April 9, 2021 6:20 pm

    I think you think scientists’ thinks are worth more than anyone else’s thinks, because they got themselves a degree.

    God knows who you go to to have your car serviced and repaired … or your tax – perhaps … and why go to the doctor when you have a local sorcerer …

    There’s a reason for these signs … go figure …

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=workshop+sign+if+you+help+jpg&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjHnJ7a3PDvAhUgjUsFHWOIADUQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=workshop+sign+if+you+help+jpg&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDFC8gwNY0r8DYJ7PA2gAcAB4AIABrAGIAcgHkgEDMC42mAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWfAAQE&sclient=img&ei=lQ1wYIf-IqCartoP45CCqAM&authuser=0&bih=1295&biw=2056&hl=en#imgrc=vAalryfmgu-9oM

  225. TB Queensland permalink
    April 9, 2021 6:26 pm

    When the captain of a ship says, “I think we should go the longer route to avoid the reefs” and a passenger says, “I think we should go straight through its been done before”

    Decisions, decisions …

    After a lifetime listening to qualified, knowledgeable and skillful people – and writing it down for others to learn from … I know who I’d listen to …

    Why do folk without a degree intimate they are useless?

  226. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 9, 2021 9:09 pm

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>When the captain of a ship says, “I think we should go the longer route to avoid the reefs” and a passenger says, “I think we should go straight through its been done before”>>>>>>>>>>>>

    One problem with Science is that it is funded by grants. Most scientists do not have permanent jobs. So to keep their jobs they need to make claims that may or may not be true.

    Like the Barrier Reef is dying because of Climate Change. Send more money to pay my salary or the reef may die

    In Science you have terrified people who may lose their jobs if the current grant they apply for does not happen

  227. TB Queensland permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:42 pm

    In Science you have terrified people who may lose their jobs if the current grant they apply for does not happen

    LINK?

    Ah, rememebr the Russian scientists!

  228. TB Queensland permalink
    April 9, 2021 10:46 pm

    Someone in the royal family has carked it.

  229. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 9, 2021 11:05 pm

    Prince Philip has died, let’s cross to Megan and Harry in California, for the latest,

  230. TB Queensland permalink
    April 10, 2021 9:01 am

    Let’s not …

  231. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 10, 2021 10:28 am

    Did Prince Phillip take the covid jab??

  232. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 10, 2021 11:44 am

    Tragic. Now he won’t get a letter from the Queen for his 100th birthday

  233. TB Queensland permalink
    April 10, 2021 12:53 pm

    Now he won’t get a letter from the Queen for his 100th birthday

    Did he apply? They don’t just send ’em …

    Did Prince Phillip take the covid jab??

    All the rich and infamous get ’em … don’t you even watch TV?

  234. TB Queensland permalink
    April 10, 2021 6:10 pm

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/09/matt-gaetz-resign-calls-republicans-adam-kinzinger

    Just thought I’d link this … in case its missed.

  235. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 10, 2021 7:35 pm

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>All the rich and infamous get ’em … don’t you even watch TV?>>>>>>>>>>>

    Ok Prince Phillip is old. I doubt anybody who posts here will make it to 99. But i did wonder if the jab shortened his life by say 6-12months. An old man may not be able to take the stress of the covid 19 jab

    I do not want to take it. I read the golfer Greg Norman got the virus and he said he would not wish the pain on anybody. But he survived. I would rather have the pain of the virus rather than death from the jab

  236. TB Queensland permalink
    April 11, 2021 6:23 pm

    https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/scott-morrison-scraps-covid19-vaccination-deadline-plan/news-story/bddfb27a4776be7fda13129f4b73c9e3

    Imagine if this mob had to defend Australia? (Nasty of Sydney is recused)

  237. Tom R permalink
    April 12, 2021 9:11 am

    Ok Prince Phillip is old.

    Not any more.

    After laughing heartily at the stream of memes. my wife pointed out that, whatever his failings were (oh, they were many) Someone just lost their life partner. My wife, while not a Royalist, adored Princess Di, and respects the Queen a lot, even though she cannot understand how Royalty exists in this day and age. To be fair, far worse things exist that shouldn’t

    Not only that, the Duke himself dedicated his life to playing second fiddle to a woman in order to maintain stability for a country he owed no allegiance too. (I also heard, he and his were Danish, no Greek blood either?)

    I still laughed, but with a slightly different attitude to it.

    99 is a pretty good innings/ What I do laugh at, is those claiming it’s some conspiracy. There’s always the crazies out there.

  238. Tom R permalink
    April 12, 2021 9:14 am

    Yes TB, the master of announcements has announced there will be no more announcements announcing the Jab timeline.

    He announced this on facebook, not a Government site. History is written by those who can hide away the nasties best I guess? Interesting choice after his recent embarrassment with them.

  239. Tom R permalink
    April 12, 2021 9:28 am

    The cover ups here indicate that there is obviously nothing to see here.

    NSW police passed up SA offer to take statement alleging sexual assault against Christian Porter

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/11/nsw-police-passed-up-sa-offer-to-take-statement-alleging-sexual-assault-against-christian-porter

  240. TB Queensland permalink
    April 12, 2021 3:33 pm

    TR, the Feds have thoroughly stuffed the logistics of covid vaccinations as explained to me today by my GP (he’s a muso, too, so we get on well) … I have regular quarterly checkups …

    Anyhoo … the conversation got around to the covid jab and what advice did he have for The Minister and me.

    In brief … get the jab … AstraZeneca is OK the blood clot issue is about 1:500,000 the risk of death from covid infection is much higher … however …

    He couldn’t give us the covid jab … GPs originally had to tender to deliver it and provide medical records of those that received the covid jab (that would have stopped us anyway – I refuse to have my personal medical data supplied to a government data base) …. then the GPs didn’t have to apply … then only some GPs could get it … (see a pattern here)

    Our GP does approximately 60 flu injections a day from May on (including The Minister and me) … covid “approved” GPs are receiving 40 doses of vaccine a day …

    What struck me was that a network of GPs handle the flu jab every year why not the same for covid? IT.IS.ALREADY.ESTABLISHED!

    Just use it – no tenders, no detailed records handed over … just business as usual … the records are availbale in case of an issue.

    And what do people do who do not visit their GP on a regular basis?

    There is a lot of chatter about “hubs” … why? … there are GPs in every community.

    BTW, there has to be a two week break between the flu and the covid jab …

    Today our GP referred us to another local Medical Centre (five minute walk) to book for for the covid hit.

    We are booked for Covid early May … and flu early June …

    What fuss over what should have been a simple injection plan roll-out …

  241. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 10:55 am

    I refuse to have my personal medical data supplied to a government data base)

    I did too. Seems the practices do what they want (or are asked), My details are there. Mind you, I cannot access them, nor can I get a hard copy. In fact, my wife paid $$ to get her history copied from one practice to another. She paid the money, and the new practice got a cover letter only with no details.

    Your health history seems to belong to everyone, but yourself

    What fuss over what should have been a simple injection plan roll-out …

    It’s because it was driven by politics, not health care

  242. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 11:06 am

    I don’t see what the problem is with having medical history accessed by doctors on a data base.
    It seems efficient
    …and the vaccine roll out is a debacle

  243. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 11:39 am

    The #pm4men just got called out. Nice 🙂

  244. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2021 12:33 pm

    TR, it has been decided in court that YOU are entitled to YOUR medical records …

    Speaking of the Covid Debacle (very descriptive word, ToM), I also told my doc I was concerned about maintaining the -70C for the AZ vaccine … his reply was simple … “dry ice” …

  245. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2021 12:39 pm

    Re Christine H … the watches were a farce …

  246. Tony permalink
    April 13, 2021 1:05 pm

    At the time it was Labor senators calling for Ms Holgate’s scalp. Morrison caved.

  247. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 1:25 pm

    Re Christine Holgate- politicians say they want private sector style innovation in their businesses, but then they turn on anyone that behaves like a private sector CEO

  248. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 1:30 pm

    TR, it has been decided in court that YOU are entitled to YOUR medical records

    Well, it seems like you need a court order to get them 😦

  249. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 1:32 pm

    At the time it was Labor senators calling for Ms Holgate’s scalp.

    Link?

  250. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 1:34 pm

    but then they turn on anyone that behaves like a private sector CEO

    No, only one was turned on.

    The question is, was it because she was a woman, or was it because she had Australia Post returning to a functioning operation? That alone ruins the libs long term plans for privatization

  251. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:08 pm

    The ALP was in on the behaviour and the entire episode was a disgrace. So where were the prominent ALP women calling this out?
    It was politics at work at the expense of organisational success.
    I hope she get lots of cash out of them

  252. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:38 pm

    The ALP was in on the behaviour and the entire episode was a disgrace.

    LINK!

    They asked questions in Estimates about it, as they should, but I don’t recall them asking her to stand down or any of the histrionics the pm displayed.

    Happy to be corrected 😉

  253. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:44 pm

    FMD you think asking a CEO of a multi billion dollar business about a small gift isn’t politicising the issue!!!
    So where are the prominent ALP women calling this out?
    It’s politics at its worst.
    Disgraceful by every politician

  254. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:44 pm

    “”””””During an excruciating cross-examination with Labor’s Senator Kimberley Kitching on Thursday, Ms Holgate confirmed that view to her critics as she revealed several executives were awarded Cartier watches ……………………………………………………………………………………………….Labor’s communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland slammed the decision and urged the Morrison Government to act.

    “Australia Post is a cherished national institution and it must set a high standard,’’ she said.

    “Today’s evidence that $12,000 was used on luxury watches does not meet that test.””””””

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/worrying-sign-over-australia-posts-first-female-executive-christine-holgate/news-story/5985090b0c7c4055154b1d1769af1b29

  255. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:48 pm

    FMD you think asking a CEO of a multi billion dollar business about a small gift isn’t politicising the issue!!!

    It’s Estimates. It’s what they’re supposed to fucking do. Ask questions.

    So nil, where are the calls for her resignation? They are highlighting, correctly, that doing corporate bullshit like this is wrong in the context.

    But, it’s not a sackable offence for the CEO, she doesn’t set those parameters. That’s the Governments purvey. That is that they are questioning. Quite rightly. Even yomm alluded to it above

    politicians say they want private sector style innovation in their businesses, but then they turn on anyone that behaves like a private sector CEO

  256. Tony permalink
    April 13, 2021 3:51 pm

    ALP senators led the charge against Ms Holgate in the senate enquiry. Others in the lower house were speaking against her as well:

    Labor communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland said the gifts were “unacceptable” and said the Australia Post board was “incapable of executive oversight and must be cleaned up”.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-post-spent-12-000-on-cartier-watches-for-employees-20201022-p567g4.html

    Morrison and some of his ministers overreacted. They did hold an inquiry in conjunction with a legal firm and found she had done nothing wrong.

  257. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 13, 2021 4:39 pm

    Nothing worse than a purvey government!

  258. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 4:53 pm

    Both sides have played politics with Holgate. Tony’s and Neil’s links demonstrate that the ALP want just as grubby as the liberals
    Public sector companies are always going to get second rate executives because of this behaviour. Therefore they will always under deliver
    It’s pathetic

  259. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2021 6:22 pm

    … but then they turn on anyone that behaves like a private sector CEO

    You think handing out Cartier watches is “normal in the private sector … just which “sector” did you work in … Graft and Corruption?

    FFS … its like giving a motor mechanic a new car … for “servicing and repair of vehicles” (ie their job!)

    It was politics at work at the expense of organisational success.

    Fucking cock … Aus Posts service has been crippled … ask any “contracted delivery owner” … like I do.

    … multi billion dollar business about a small gift … Go to your local pub and ask them what they think about “a small gift” … just what planet are you on?

    ALP senators led the charge against Ms Holgate in the senate enquiry. Others in the lower house were speaking against her as well:

    Oh, dear, so they should!

    Nothing worse than a purvey government!

    Agree … especially one that can’t deliver!

    Public sector companies are always going to get second rate executives because of this behaviour. Therefore they will always under deliver

    Good managers don’t expect expensive gifts for doing their jobs – even toe cutters … but seconds rate managers do … just ask the AP bikies and parcel deliverers how “good” the changes to AP were … and how they “copped” it from “customers” … for decisions made by Holgate …

    BTW a government doesn’t have “companies” …

    And in defence of PUBLIC SERVANTS across the country … they are often more competent than their profit oriented counterparts … based on my professional interaction with many of them …

  260. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2021 6:26 pm

    The Victorian opposition has questioned the decision to cap the state’s Anzac Day dawn service at 1400 people, given the bumper footy crowd expected hours later.

    Wonder which one ToM will attend?

  261. Tony permalink
    April 13, 2021 7:08 pm

    Bonuses are common. If these had been dollars instead of Cartier watches they would have been unremarkable.

  262. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2021 7:25 pm

    Bonuses are common. If these had been dollars instead of Cartier watches they would have been unremarkable.

    For the rich and privileged? Remember Ms Holgate’s predecessor?

    Outgoing Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour has defended his controversial $5.6 million salary and said some criticism of him was linked to his Islamic faith.

    On his last day at the helm of the government-owned business, Mr Fahour said critics of his $4.4 million pay packet and $1.2 million bonus overlooked the transformation Australia Post had undergone during his tenure.

    Transformation? They acquired StarTrack … wow! (And then fucked that company up)

    See a greedy pattern here? From senior* management?

    *Read – old – management expectations …

    Australia Post is not a Profit Centre for management it is a National Communications Service …

    Note: Privatisation Does Not Work providing government services … imagine a privatised ADF … oh wait?

  263. Tony permalink
    April 13, 2021 7:31 pm

    For the rich and privileged?

    For anybody. Bad luck for you if you never got, say, a Christmas bonus from an employer.

  264. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 13, 2021 8:06 pm

    In the private sector discretionary bonuses are common for a job well done.
    A motor mechanic might get things like a family movie pass, a weekend away, a couple of days off, or a meal out.
    A gift for an executive worth a few thousand isn’t unusual.

  265. Tony permalink
    April 14, 2021 8:25 am

    Not sure if he’s a real newsman or not. Either way, he makes some interesting points. (NSFW language warning.)

  266. TB Queensland permalink
    April 14, 2021 8:48 am

    Bad luck for you if you never got, say, a Christmas bonus from an employer.

    A $4,500 Cartier watch is a bit more than a Christmas bonus … or a Lion’s Christmas cake and a scratch it …

    It is extreme …

    A gift for an executive worth a few thousand isn’t unusual.

    And never passes the pub test because its … extreme …

    A manager NEVER pulls off a deal by themselves … team rewards are fairer and actually have a long term positive effect … rewarding a senior manager for work done by the team has long term negative effects … a “leader” (to quote Ms Holgate) should have known better …

    However, her treatment after the event should have been handled much better … and certainly more discreetly than Scotty from Marketing handled it.

    Taxpayers are now up for a massive legal payout … as well as paying for four fucking super expensive watches …

    (Why do I get the impression that the previous two CEOs of Aus Post saw it as a cash cow?

  267. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 9:19 am

    Morrison and some of his ministers overreacted

    Yea, a tad 😉

    Nothing worse than a purvey government!

    This is where I should insert that famous photo of the creepy potatoe dutton

    Tony’s and Neil’s links demonstrate that the ALP want just as grubby as the liberals

    Very slowly for those still asleep at the back of the class. It. was. questioning. in. senate. estimates.

    They uncovered something that wouldn’t happen in a standard public service. Autralia Post isn’t. This is how the libs want it run, until they need a scapegoat to fully privatize it.

    A gift for an executive worth a few thousand isn’t unusual.

    Exactly. And, she was found to be well within her rights to do this. But the pm had already declared her guilty. Not Labor, they had asked questions, and questions as to if this is how our Postal Service should be run?

    But yomm, who rails at bikkies and cardigans, cannot grasp these concepts

    Why do I get the impression that the previous two CEOs of Aus Post saw it as a cash cow?

    Because he did. He lashed out way more than she did, earned way more, and the new, male replacement will too, on both counts.

  268. Tony permalink
    April 14, 2021 9:25 am

    Very slowly for those still asleep at the back of the class. It. was. questioning. in. senate. estimates.

    How do you explain Michelle Rowland’s comments then?

    She. Is. Not. A. Senator.

  269. Tony permalink
    April 14, 2021 9:32 am

    A $4,500 Cartier watch is a bit more than a Christmas bonus … or a Lion’s Christmas cake and a scratch it …
    It is extreme …

    Okay, so it’s not the idea of paying bonuses that’s the problem, otherwise there’d be no Lion’s Christmas cakes given away. There must be some arbitrary amount under which bonuses are acceptable, but over which they are “extreme”. Who sets this amount and what is it?

  270. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 9:34 am

    She. Is. Not. A. Senator.

    She. Is. Responding. To. Information. Discovered. In. Estimates

    Information which anyone who wants Australia Post NOT to be run like corporate entity (which unfortunately it is) WOULD respond to. And yes, cleaning UP (not out) the board is what is required

  271. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 9:37 am

    Who sets this amount and what is it?

    We should have some sort of budgetary Estimates questioning by Senators to work out these kind of questions.

  272. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 10:04 am

    I see we are currently AT WAR with a vaccine rollout ……..

  273. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 14, 2021 10:55 am

    TB is recommending “the pub test” as the new standard of corporate governance.
    So we are now to round up “TB”s mates” to see whether some standard has been breached.
    Luckily it’s not “James’ mates” because that standard (apparently) deserved ridicule

  274. Walrus permalink
    April 14, 2021 12:08 pm

    “They asked questions in Estimates about it, as they should, but I don’t recall them asking her to stand down or any of the histrionics the pm displayed.

    Happy to be corrected ”

    Since your happiness is important here ya go……………………….

    Albanese – “perfectly reasonable that Christine Holgate resign”.

    Watch from the 3:00 minute mark

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6248831347001

  275. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 12:19 pm

    Ok Wally, I’ll pay that, finally, albo saying she should resign.

    If only they were in Government, it might mean something. 😉

  276. Tony permalink
    April 14, 2021 1:08 pm

    Albo drinks at the same pub as TB.

  277. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 14, 2021 1:16 pm

    “””””””””””””If only they were in Government, it might mean something.””””””””””””

    Shows the difference between Howard and Morrison. Howard tended to do what he thought was right rather than bend the knee to the nasty ALP/Greens

  278. Tom R permalink
    April 14, 2021 1:21 pm

    rather than bend the knee to the nasty ALP/Greens

    To be fair, Labor have called for many to step down, the difference is, they were all Government Ministers who had behaved terribly.

    This one isn’t relied on for votes, so expendable

  279. Tony permalink
    April 14, 2021 3:11 pm

    “Fake News” is just a meaningless slogan made up by a paranoid Donald Trump who imagined the news media was biased against him.

  280. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 14, 2021 5:36 pm

    One good thing that may come out of this is that nobody in the Public Service should get any bonuses

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament last year that news of the gifts had appalled him. “It’s disgraceful and it’s not on,” he said.

    Yet in the same year Ms Holgate gave her staff those rewards, at least 900 federal public servants received a personal performance bonus worth more than a Cartier watch.

    Some received bonuses so large they could buy dozens of the watches, with plenty of cash to spare…In 2018 — the year of the watches — federal ministers’ delegates approved $40.8 million worth of performance bonuses for 15,633 APS staff, mostly to middle managers

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-05/analysis-cartier-watches-small-gifts-compared-with-aps-bonuses/13112804

  281. TB Queensland permalink
    April 14, 2021 6:36 pm

    Who sets this amount and what is it?

    Agree, ToSy, but …

    Who approves the expenditure?

    ie I have had authority to spend over $100,000 without oversight (just do it) … but only for certain purchases … and Cartier watches???

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

    TB is recommending “the pub test” as the new standard of corporate governance.

    What can I say … I’m sure people here and ToMMY can figure that out …

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

    Albo drinks at the same pub as TB.

    Now, now, ToSY,

    Albo is not a fave of mine …

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

    Howard tended to do what he thought was right

    And that was his eventual downfall … couldn’t even sday “sorr … sor … srr … sorry .. such a simple word that means so much …

    Let’s not discuss the Republic questions … unless ….. you …. want …. to.

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

    “Fake News” is just a meaningless slogan made up by a paranoid Donald Trump who imagined the news media was biased against him.

    Ahhhh so that’s why Trump made up so much FAKE NEWS against the rapacious and vicious Left of politics?

    JUst askin’?

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

    One good thing that may come out of this is that nobody in the Public Service should get any bonuses

    LIke chimps writing Shakespeare we eventually agree – Kneel! Well done!

  282. Tom R permalink
    April 15, 2021 8:31 am

    But Unions = BOO!

    The latest data shows worsening outcomes for worker safety in the construction sector under the Morrison Government

    https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/another-year-of-disastrous-construction-worker-deaths-recorded,14976

  283. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 16, 2021 8:58 am

    “One good thing that may come out of this is that nobody in the Public Service should get any bonuses

    LIke chimps writing Shakespeare we eventually agree”

    Congratulations chimps! I figured Neil would eventually say something so stupid that TB would agree with it.

    If you don’t reward performance above and beyond then you won’t get performance above and beyond. Pay peanuts – get chimps.

    It is quite reasonable to pay a bonus to public servants who work massive unpaid overtime.

  284. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2021 11:01 am

    Of course variable remuneration is good practice for decision makers in both public and private sectors
    The motion that decision makers in the public sector will innovate and take rapid corrective action is nonsense if they are only working for a fixed salary
    Fixed salary for is a recipe for complacency. We have enough of that in the public sector without having remuneration structures that promote it

  285. Tom R permalink
    April 16, 2021 11:25 am

    Pay peanuts – get chimps.

    And for some reason, they can’t get people to pick peanuts. Weird that.

    Albanese was correct to attack the watches decision, he wants a Public service. What was morrisons excuse? Or reason?

    When the Coalition launched its extraordinary attacks on Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate last October – over an incident which occurred two years earlier – it knew it was on the cusp of being engulfed in a completely separate major scandal of its own.

    https://www.theklaxon.com.au/home/holgate-sacrificed-for-coalition-blue-bloods-hgt7r

  286. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2021 12:29 pm

    If you don’t reward performance above and beyond then you won’t get performance above and beyond. Pay peanuts – get chimps.

    What right wing cock … the people who actually do the work – your insulting analogy of chimps – who also work many unpaid hours – are rarely rewarded equally to senior managers … it reeks of 17th century England … the rich get richer sitting around patting each other on the back and the workers get sweet fuck all …

    Get a salary and expenses along with other perks that come with a senior managers job expect to work long hours – oh, wait, no they don’t, some other lowly salaried chimp can do that.

    Apparently the salaries of the watch recipients are “not available” … convenient.

    The Senate Estimates hearing also heard that more than $97 million in bonuses had been handed out to Australia Post workers over the past year, with those in senior positions getting the majority of the cash.

    Around 34,500 frontline workers, including posties and people in processing centres, received “thank you” payments of $600, to a total of just over $27 million.

    Contractors, which includes drivers, as well as people that run Australia Post stores, received gift vouchers of $500.

    Australia Post workers in the sales department received nearly $10 million in bonuses through what is called the “sales incentive scheme”.

    But the majority of the money was handed to 2,500 workers who hold the title of either general manager, head of department or senior manager, at a cost of more than $60 million.

    Most of the monkeys I’ve come across, sit around a boardroom table with occasional trips to the BS house.

  287. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2021 12:34 pm

    I figured Neil would eventually say something so stupid that TB would agree with it.

    Of course you did …

  288. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2021 12:37 pm

    Public instrumentalities lack a sense of intelligent risk taking, the type of behaviour that makes many private companies successful
    Executive discretion has to be encouraged, not stymied by political hacks, such as Albanese and Morrison
    If Albanese wants more public service we can expect more time servers, chain draggers and loads of mediocrity
    That’s Albanese preaching to the choir

  289. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 16, 2021 12:52 pm

    If you don’t reward performance above and beyond then you won’t get performance above and beyond. Pay peanuts – get chimps.

    I doubt if Public Servants got bigger bonuses you would get better performance.

  290. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 16, 2021 12:54 pm

    “I figured Neil would eventually say something so stupid that TB would agree with it.

    Of course you did …”

    And of course .. you did!

  291. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 16, 2021 1:10 pm

    “Get a salary and expenses along with other perks that come with a senior managers job expect to work long hours – oh, wait, no they don’t, some other lowly salaried chimp can do that.”

    Is that the best you can do, Chimpy? Slag people of with wild generalisations. I guess you are too old, too lazy and too dumb to make a logical argument.

    I have a family member at SES level who has been working 7 days a week for over a year now since the start of Covid. Cheap jibes from flatulent fatuous fuckwits like you say a lot about you and nothing about your intended target (of whom you are completely ignorant).

  292. Tom R permalink
    April 16, 2021 2:02 pm

    Public instrumentalities lack a sense of intelligent risk taking, the type of behaviour that makes many private companies successful

    Yea, you mean like the CSIRO? They used to be at the cutting edge, now, they are a mere political tool wielded by numbnuts to feather the nests of their donors

    https://www.csiro.au/en/about/achievements/top-10

  293. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2021 4:26 pm

    Public ownership of operating companies does not make sense.
    Tying up billions and billions of taxpayer funds for a poor return isn’t efficient use of public resources.
    Keeping Australia Post in public ownership will end eventually, because delivery of letters will not be required. The problem is that it will probably be divested at the point where it is worthless

  294. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2021 4:53 pm

    Is that the best you can do, Chimpy? Slag people of with wild generalisations. I guess you are too old, too lazy and too dumb to make a logical argument.

    I expect no less from you, sb … I always know when you really can’t discuss an issue because it IS logical …

    You are obviously not bright enough to figure out that the quote below (and above) is not only “logical” but factual argument …

    But the majority of the money was handed to 2,500 workers who hold the title of either general manager, head of department or senior manager, at a cost of more than $60 million.

    Just in case you misundertood

    But the majority of the money was handed to 2,500 workers who hold the title of either general manager, head of department or senior manager, at a cost of more than $60 million.

    … keep up the rants … and FYI I’m a firm believer in “stick n stones etc …” not playin’ yer dumb games …

    BTW … Trump did actually lose the election last year … your support has always demonstrated a “wandering” imagination … hang in there …

  295. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2021 4:54 pm

    Keeping Australia Post in public ownership will end eventually, because delivery of letters will not be required. The problem is that it will probably be divested at the point where it is worthless

    I’m inclined to agree with you, ToM

    But that hasn’t happened yet …

  296. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 16, 2021 8:29 pm

    I have a family member at SES level who has been working 7 days a week for over a year now since the start of Covid

    So what?? The person should firstly should be thankful for that job. Without that job how would he/she pay the bills?

    Secondly that person should be thankful that he/she has a job

    Oh yes. lets give that person a taxpayer funded bonus as well

  297. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2021 10:04 am

    Andrew Peacock died. My favourite memory is pronunciation of his name- Ann-droopy-cock

  298. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 17, 2021 3:08 pm

    “not playin’ yer dumb games …”

    Thanks for playing, Chimpy.

    But sadly, no cigar for you. Not even close.

    “the quote below (and above) is not only “logical” but factual argument …”

    The quote was merely a factoid. It wasn’t an argument. To move from fact to argument you need to reason from this fact to a conclusion. Unfortunately, that is not your game, is it?

    If you actually want to improve yourself, go back and read the reasoning you accompanied the quote with in your original comment. There is nothing resembling a logical proposition anywhere in your bilious dreck. It’s all spite and bile.

    Look, I get it TB. You get off on snarkily stereotyping your targets. But please don’t pretend that, in doing so, you make logical arguments.

    Sadly, I’ve no doubt that, unlike your fellow Chimp, you were once capable of logical argument. But now your role in life is to serve as a warning to others about the dangers of senile dementia.

  299. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 17, 2021 3:30 pm

    BLM stands for Buy Large Mansions, apparently.

    Patrisse has previously told us she is a “trained Marxist”. By trained she must have meant gravy-trained.

  300. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2021 4:16 pm

    Andrew Peacock died

    Oh, bugger … I thought it was a prince or someone?

    Seriously, I didn’t mind, Peacock, he had a way with the women If I recall (and they him!)

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

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/17/nervous-lnp-looks-to-party-elder-to-save-queensland-seats

    LNP running scared everywhere … LOL … yeah, bring back, Lorry … 😉

  301. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2021 7:00 pm

    Just been surfing Youtube … I love the Haka!

    It trewly as speeshul …

  302. ivi permalink
    April 19, 2021 1:52 am

    (It trewly as speeshul …

    Erm, I’m still not sure about surfing Youtube.)

  303. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2021 10:09 am

    I’m now convinced of two things … the Federal government has no idea how a national economy works … the same government wants to lose the next election …

    https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/live-breaking-news/live-coverage/0e41a12982764ca0026f8824bf612747

    All Labor needs is a believable Leader …

  304. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 19, 2021 11:04 am

    Morrison is screwing up so the ALP won’t replace Albo with someone electable.

  305. Tom R permalink
    April 19, 2021 11:35 am

    Morrison is screwing up so the ALP won’t replace Albo with someone electable.

    Like Shorten 😉

  306. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 19, 2021 11:46 am

    the Federal government has no idea how a national economy works … the same government wants to lose the next election

    I would be interested to know how govt works. I suspect the Public Service presents a range of ideas to the relevant Minister then he/she makes the final decision. And that since 2007 the Public Service gets its way.

    I doubt Peter Costello would have authorised the stimulus spending during the GFC

  307. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2021 5:54 pm

    Eventually they catch up … sort of … 18 months to two years … and how many Diggers will die in that time?

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/19/scott-morrison-bows-to-pressure-to-launch-royal-commission-into-defence-and-veteran-suicides

    It’s all too hard for the Marketing Department … send them all to Production for some competency based learning, with approved knowledge and skills application assessment!

    The VVs will all be shaking their heads …

    And I hope your local MP is more informed than my LNP twat … (who wandered around my lounge carpet in his work boots one day and was promptly told to leave the premises!) … who put out a taxpayer paid shiny brochure “celebrating” Anzac Day FFS!

    I don’t “celebrate” a mate being blown up in a personnel carrier! And another mate’s brother killed in a firefight!

  308. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 8:56 am

    What a shit show. Not only do they release a video from the fucking 50’s, they then lie about it.

    In the original media release announcing the Good Society, the education minister, Alan Tudge, and the minister for families, Anne Ruston, said the program had been developed in conjunction with Our Watch and Foundation for Young Australians.

    Both organisations have since been quick to distance themselves from the project.

    Foundation for Young Australians told Guardian Australia that while it had introduced the government to a young person in their network who may have taken part in a confidential reference group process, “FYA has not been asked to review, use or endorse the materials subsequently”.

    Our Watch clarified in a press release on Friday that “Our Watch was consulted between late 2017 and early 2019 when the materials were being developed and provided advice … We have not been asked to use or endorse the materials subsequently.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/19/australian-consent-education-campaign-lambasted-for-bizarre-milkshake-video-and-misinformation

  309. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 9:00 am

    It’s all too hard for the Marketing Department

    Don’t worry TB, Marketing is ONTO it!

    Veterans’ advocates have warned of “major flaws” in the government’s proposed royal commission into suicide, blasting Scott Morrison’s proposal that the inquiry not make findings of criminal wrongdoing.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/20/veterans-suicide-royal-commission/

  310. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 9:06 am

    Not the experts I was expecting, but Ex Spurts none the less

  311. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2021 10:05 am

    But Senator Lambie said the way consultation was already being handled less than 24 hours in was “not a good start”.

    “This is only just the beginning for me, and I’ll be riding on the tail of this like a bitch,” she said.

  312. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2021 10:18 am

    He said Australia would chart its “own course” and use “capitalism” rather than “taxes”, saying “the key to meeting our climate change ambitions is the commercialisation of low emissions technology”.

    Trickle down shit again …

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/politics/australian-politics/2021/04/20/scott-morrison-zero-emissions/

    He said the Coalition was prepared to invest more in skills education – but only after it “fixes” the system to ensure it is more responsive to the needs of employers.

    “Fix” is the right word … monkey see, monkey do “training”, with tick’n’flick “assessment” … the LNP has never understood the concept of competency based learning … back to the “dark ages” …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/20/scott-morrison-says-sweeping-deregulation-will-save-businesses-430m-a-year-on-red-tape

  313. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2021 10:28 am

    Following a disastrous year to date and countless political blunders, the ALP is only neck and neck with the government.
    And Morrison remains preferred PM by a huge margin. This result is a more evidence that the electorate does not trust the ALP.
    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/voters-swing-against-coalition-but-morrison-still-preferred-pm-20210419-p57kh2.html

  314. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 11:24 am

    If you don’t like the results yomm, just change the way you measure them 😉

  315. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2021 11:36 am

    Sure, but the ALP is hardly making any impact, despite the government blundering in so many areas.
    They have spent the entire year stumbling and bumbling. There is no portfolio they can regard as a political success, but they’re still neck and neck with the ALP
    People just don’t trust the ALP

  316. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 11:50 am

    People just don’t trust the ALP

    You read too much murdoch/stokes/costello/buttrose

    Or do you write it?

  317. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2021 12:02 pm

    As I’ve said, it is too easy to blame the media. There has been plenty of criticism/analysis of Porter, treatment of women (and concealment of complaints), botched vaccine rollout, end of jobkeeper, budget (mis) estimation… but the ALP can’t get anywhere.
    Don’t blame the media, people just don’t trust the ALP

  318. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 12:09 pm

    people just don’t trust the ALP

    When you say ‘people’, do you mean only those who cannot work out a Kindle?

    Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of them, sad to say

  319. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2021 12:36 pm

    Good one. Reference acceptance of local council laziness as a differentiator in voter preference**
    You might be right, ALP types appear far more willing to accept ineptitude and sloth from government services
    (**Interestingly my local council eventually did exactly what I suggested regarding library services)

  320. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2021 12:43 pm

    And I’d add, I’m use 2 library services, one in about the safest Liberal seat and the other in a marginal ALP seat on the coast.
    The Liberal dominated council was unresponsive. The coastal council was far more interested in maintaining a service to the community.
    So you and TB are entirely welcome to support the lazy ineptitude of the conservative council

  321. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2021 12:59 pm

    The Liberal council is lazy and ineffective, and that is the fault of Labor voters

    Gotchya 😉

  322. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 20, 2021 3:30 pm

    overdoses, tebagz! ” Since the first day of winter 2019 global burning, l have been overdosing nonstop on schadenfreude. l got so bad chairman gladys sent the goons around to tell me to ‘knock it off’ as l was emitting so much ‘Smug’ l was blocking the view of two thirds of the state from the asio ‘whether’ satellite. l told one of the goons l could fix chairman gladys up with two litre bottles of badgery dairy milk for just twenty five bucks a pop. If she’d like. The goon told me chairman gladys could fix me up with unlimited accommodation at manus, wagga, or nauru. If I’d like. So l thought l’d better lay low for a while.`

  323. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 20, 2021 3:43 pm

    intellectual and moral superiors on twitter)? ” .. On twitter? .. You need to re-line your deerstalker with catering metal, you have clearly fallen victim to my abc using 5g to beam leftish ethics into your mindvoid. Those type you mention are only available on limited-sky-fox-nooze platforms.`

  324. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    April 20, 2021 3:56 pm

    remains preferred PM by a huge margin. This result is a more evidence that the electorate ” .. will be offered up blib stooten in some form, again, to knifed kevin07 voters in the ‘in-play’ seats. We all know blib stooten came to clowntown in 2007, and has claimed unchallenged he wants a 20-year job in clowntown. This is obviously approved by the power structure in team dishwater, leaving them un-viable till 2027 or beyond.`

  325. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2021 4:22 pm

    And the LNP Bullshit Circus goes on … why do people who will suffer most … (those earning less than $126,000, age pensioners, DVA clients, NDIS clients the list is endless) … continue to support a government who demonstrates one inept inability after another?

    The incompetence is staggering … and the media* and general public support is mind-boggling …

    * Though many “journos” demonstrate atrocious spelling, have a limited understanding of grammar and content phrasing, this is coupled with a distinct lack of knowledge of human behaviour, climate change, politics, geography, history, economics and statistics … sport seems to be their “thing”, and MAFS, and The Firm … no wonder China keeps checking us out …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/20/robodebt-scandal-vanishing-centrelink-debts-condemned-by-mps-and-campaigners

  326. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 21, 2021 8:43 am

    What is it with the ALP and child sexual exploitation?

  327. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 21, 2021 8:43 am

    Some things never change:

  328. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 21, 2021 8:44 am

    What is it with the Liberal Party and corruption:

  329. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 21, 2021 8:45 am

    Some things never change:

  330. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 21, 2021 8:48 am

    Sorry wrong link in that last comment. Should be this: A short history of LNP corruption: When too much just isn’t enough

  331. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 21, 2021 9:59 am

    Yes. The liberals have a problem with women. The ALP has a problem with children

  332. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2021 11:40 am

    The Federal LNP Marketing Division has no idea when it comes to Australian demographics … Scotty still thinks milk comes in bottles … made in the supermarkets.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/20/scott-morrison-climate-farmers/

  333. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2021 11:41 am

    The ALP has a problem with children

    Yep, the one’s over 18 who vote LNP.

  334. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 21, 2021 12:00 pm

    I wouldn’t bother to make light of the sorid history of abuse by some political figures, just because they’re on your side of politics

  335. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 21, 2021 12:14 pm

    The main difference between the ALP/Greens/socialists and the Coalition are that ALP/Greens do not care about people. Also they do not believe in borders

    Just look at the USA. As soon as Biden is elected people start streaming across the border from South America

  336. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2021 2:44 pm

    I wouldn’t bother to make light of the sorid history of abuse by some political figures, just because they’re on your side of politics

    Actually making light of adults … comprehension is not your strong suite …

    I think you meant … sordid … which peadophilia of any description is! In fact something I would gladly punish – harshly!

    So let’s not get carried away … as if only ALP pollies are guilty of either crime mentioned above … it was politicised … long before my comment … on this thread.

  337. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 21, 2021 6:45 pm

    It’s interesting that there have probably been as many ALP figures convinced of abuse of children as there have been “catlick” priests
    But I don’t recall you pointing this out TB, or identifying that there is a problem with the left’s behaviour or inclination in this respect

  338. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 8:29 am

    It’s interesting that there have probably been as many ALP figures convinced of abuse of children as there have been “catlick” priests

    “probably” hey. LINK.

    Of course, the glaring difference is, that Labor take action, whereas catliks, and lnp, both just kick the can.

    Of course, it’s also interesting that you remain mute over the CURRENT behaviour of the CURRENT Government, but come out swinging over historical events that were handled with directly at the time.

    And of course, you’ll give a hand wave through of the current mobs abandonment, and then penny pinching bastardy, of thousands of Australians still stranded overseas.

    I wonder, has any other country done this? Or have they all tried to repatriate their citizens?

  339. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 8:50 am

    Tom R you seem to have overlooked this CURRENT case:

  340. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:03 am

    LOOK, OVER THERE …

    I see the grubmint has cut off Victorias growth pipeline, without offering anything in return (excpet more broken promises I guess)

    Have they also torn up the Darwin ports sale, and the China FTA that so disadvantaged our businesses here?

    Or is it just Dan Andrews they hate?

  341. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:11 am

    “comprehension is not your strong suite”

    I think you meant “strong suit”. Comprende?

    “as if only ALP pollies are guilty of either crime mentioned above”

    True. There is one Green on the list. As well as the 8 Labor child molesters. Not so many Libs. Maybe you can tell us who they are? Or you might just acknowledge that when it comes to pedophiles, the vast majority of them are ALP.

    It’s not that I like the Libs. They are more into cat-strangling, circle-jerking and corruption.

    As to the latter, the ALP also rates fairly well, boasting the likes of Obeid and Tripodi who deposed an honest premier and replaced him with their girl – Kristina Kneely.

  342. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:46 am

    “Or is it just Dan Andrews they hate?

    All Australians should hate CCP lackey Running Dog Dan. Meanwhile those enamoured with communist dictatorships are all too happy to bend over and lube up. Take for example mongrel academic Jane Golley at the Press Club yesterday serving Beijing’s interests by downplaying CCP crimes against China’s Uighur population.

    Tom R, you and your ilk may be happy to run interference for your communist confreres but most of us are too sickened by this vile totalitarian regime to welcome their tentacles here.

  343. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:47 am

    It’s interesting that there have probably been as many ALP figures convinced of abuse of children as there have been “catlick” priests
    But I don’t recall you pointing this out TB, or identifying that there is a problem with the left’s behaviour or inclination in this respect

    Didn’t know about the priests … “probably”? So why should I “point it out”?

    I don’t GAFF who the pedo is … they are all sick and need some sort of “help” … I have a preference. 😣

  344. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:51 am

    Now they bit the bullet on the BRI … fuck ’em off from Darwin Port and recant that wanker Andrew Robb any government super and or perqs … and then stick the traitor in jail.

  345. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 9:53 am

    but most of us are too sickened by this vile totalitarian regime to welcome their tentacles here.

    Some of us are merely more interested in what our own vile totalitarian regime is doing before casting stones. It hypocritical

    Mr Wang said Australia was among western nations with a strong tradition of eavesdropping and “digging into others’ houses”.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2021/04/21/china-ambassador-australia-huawei

  346. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 10:15 am

    Some of us are merely more interested in what our own vile totalitarian regime is doing before casting stones. It hypocritical

    It should be noted that our detention centers were empty in 2007. Then Rudd/Gillard dropped our orders and locked up 50,000 boat people.

    Look at what happened as soon as Biden was elected. Drop your borders and you get swamped by greedy people. Everybody in South America wants to live in the USA

  347. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 10:33 am

    There is no country with a perfect record of human rights, and Australia is far from that mark.
    But (as I’ve said previously) it’s that attitude that would have prevented an international response to apartheid in South Africa. We were far from perfect and out “eminent person” was a former PM with a patchy record and Army Minister during the Vietnam War.
    But Tom R, the concern about the Chinese government isn’t restricted to their human rights record.
    The CCP has attempted to undermine the Australian economy, and punish us for not being a forelock tugger.
    The CCP provides beneficial financial aid to wealthy countries while leaving hundreds of millions of their own people in abject poverty.

  348. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 10:33 am

    There is no country with a perfect record of human rights, and Australia is far from that mark.
    But (as I’ve said previously) it’s that attitude that would have prevented an international response to apartheid in South Africa. We were far from perfect and out “eminent person” was a former PM with a patchy record and Army Minister during the Vietnam War.
    But Tom R, the concern about the Chinese government isn’t restricted to their human rights record.
    The CCP has attempted to undermine the Australian economy, and punish us for not being a forelock tugger.
    The CCP provides beneficial financial aid to wealthy countries while leaving hundreds of millions of their own people in abject poverty.

  349. Tony permalink
    April 22, 2021 10:45 am

    see the grubmint has cut off Victorias growth pipeline, without offering anything in return (excpet more broken promises I guess)

    It must be hard for you, then, since federal Labor supports the government’s decision.

  350. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 11:19 am

    The CCP has attempted to undermine the Australian economy, and punish us for not being a forelock tugger.
    The CCP provides beneficial financial aid to wealthy countries while leaving hundreds of millions of their own people in abject poverty.

    So, they are behaving like us? And many other countries.

    Just because they are successful, we getting jealous

    It must be hard for you, then, since federal Labor supports the government’s decision.

    fyi, I don’t support all of their decisions or statements

  351. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 11:37 am

    Some of us are merely more interested in what our own vile totalitarian regime is doing before casting stones.

    In what sense is the Australian government totalitarian? Victoria under Andrews is about as close as we get. And that isn’t very close.

    There is no equivalence with China. In Australia we have more than one party. We have elections which can and often do result in change of government. Morrison is not dictator for life as Xi is. In fact Morrison would not be PM but for the incompetence and unloveliness of Shorten and Bowen.

  352. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 11:52 am

    It’s a mystery to me as to why Tom R thinks we should be a forelock tugger to the CCP.
    China has territorial disputes with 17 countries, are they all wrong? There is no comparison between the brutal dictatorship that is the CCP and the Australian system of government

  353. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 11:56 am

    In fact Morrison would not be PM but for the incompetence and unloveliness of Shorten and Bowen.

    Since this is a blog we can give stupid opinions.

    I suspect since 2007 the Public Service has been running the country. The PS presents to the govt several policies which are socialist, ultra socialist and ultra ultra socialist. Rudd/Swan agreed with that. Since 2013 apart from border control the Coalition is no different to the ALP

  354. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:08 pm

    There is no comparison between the brutal dictatorship that is the CCP and the Australian system of government

    Except of course that we behave a lot like them

    We bugged another countries embassy, in order to rip them off
    We have committed unpunished war crimes
    We are locking up people illegally
    We keep secrets from our citizens
    We have made it illegal to demonstrate against the Governments wishes.

    We are more like China than some here want to admit

    The difference is, China has lifted millions out of poverty, while our lot are sending more and more into it

  355. Tony permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:09 pm

    fyi, I don’t support all of their decisions or statements

    Guffaw!

  356. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:12 pm

    “We have made it illegal to demonstrate against the Governments wishes.”

    That’s Running Dog Dan for you!

  357. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:16 pm

    TomR

    You forgot to mention that Hockey said BOO and Holden up and left

    Also Ford left when Gillard was PM in 2012 because Hockey

    Back in the REAL WORLD

    Rudd/Gillard dropped our borders in 2008 and locked up 8.469 children

    What is it with ALP and kiddies?? Gillard even sent young children to Manus Island to be used as human shields

    When LABOR locked up 8,000 children they did not even give them schooling. Morrison/Coalition had to do that

  358. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:20 pm

    Bizarre. Try running a blog like this under the CCP.
    TI’m R, that comment is facile
    You appear to require perfection before we can comment on a county that has a specific policy of trying to undermine the Australian economy.
    No one gets 100%, but any western democracy has a far more satisfied population than exists in China under the CCP

  359. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:30 pm

    require perfection

    lol, we were never perfect, but we are moving away from that now, not closer.

    We are closer to China level brutal than ever before

    But you keep looking over there, as long as you can ignore what is happening here

  360. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:37 pm

    Australia ranks 9th in happiness/satisfaction. China ranks 94th, out of about 250 countries.
    Even Greece with all their awful upheaval, restructuring and economic problems rank far higher than China.
    It’s reasonable to look at and comment on such a dreadful regime.
    Despite the difficulties in Australia, it remains one of the most world’s most satisfied populations.
    The left needs to be careful not to meddle too much with a successful system

  361. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 12:39 pm

    …150 countries…

  362. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 1:16 pm

    What is ‘context’ yomm?

    The happiness leader in 2020 is China with 93% reporting to be happy (up 11 points from last year and moving up from third place), followed by the Netherlands (newly added this year) with 87%, Saudi Arabia with 80% (up two points).
    Both of last year’s top countries, Canada and Australia, show a notable drop in the percentage of their citizens surveyed who report being happy: Canada with 78% (down eight points) drops to fourth place in a tie with France (down two points) and Australia with 77% (down nine points) falls to sixth place.

    https://www.ipsos.com/en-au/state-happiness-covid-world-australia-slips-2nd-6th-place-year-ipsos-global-happiness-2020-survey

  363. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 1:28 pm

    Are you serious!!??
    Try this, an international report under the auspices of the United Nations. It has been around for a decade and was intended to provide a little balance to the constant measure of GDP per capita as an indicator of success
    China ranks lowly and western democracies occupy most of the top rankings.
    The people of China are clearly and deeply dissatisfied with life under a brutal dictatorship
    Take it up with the United Nations if you don’t like it.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happiness_Report

  364. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 1:45 pm

    Speaking of kiddies, what is it with the TomR, TB of Queensland and the ALP with children??

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

    The youngest-looking children were sent to a harsh refugee detention camp to send a message of deterrence to other asylum seekers, 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.

    “Because they wanted to send a deterrent message, it was important to send some children, to say that children are not exempt from transfer,” Mr Lake said.

  365. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 1:53 pm

    Yes yomm, it tells a similar story, Australia dropping, China rising

    But Andrews baaad

  366. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 2:07 pm

    Hilarious!! Australia is near the very top of the ranking, the brutal dictatorship of China has them ahead of mainly other brutal dictatorships.
    That’s their cohort.
    Ours is civilised democracies that rely on the rule of law.
    Yet, according to you we shouldn’t talk about brutal dictatorships

  367. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 2:27 pm

    Australia is near the very top of the ranking

    12th, and dropping

    the brutal dictatorship of China

    52, and climbing

    Ours is civilised democracies

    yea, tell it to clive/murdoch/stokes/costello/buttrose

    Yet, according to you we shouldn’t talk about brutal dictatorships

    No, according to me, we should be able to chew guim and walk, but you are always happy to ignore what is happening here, by always looking ‘over there’

  368. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2021 2:30 pm

    Tom R, you are as pathetically ridiculous as Baghdad Bob, but less truthful.

  369. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 2:47 pm

    In the credible UN report, Australia maintains a high position, 12th and we’re in outstanding company at that level.
    China is 94th and ranks with despotic basket cases.
    But go ahead and tell us how great things are when a brutal dictatorship runs a country and we dare not discuss them
    *** (This thread is getting a little too long for my feeble mobile, so I might have to reply to Tom R’s inanity on a shorter one)

  370. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2021 3:23 pm

    China is 94th and ranks with despotic basket cases.

    Funny, the report I read said 52

    but less truthful.

    Bah, just delete it, it’s what despots do.

  371. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 4:02 pm

    TomR, TB of Queensland and all ALP/Greens voters

    Why did you send young kiddies to Manus island to be used as a deterrent???

    What is it with the ALP and children???

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

  372. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 4:13 pm

    China ranks 94th and I can’t see a report where it is anywhere significantly different.
    This makes sense, people prefer a country with a transparent rule of law to an unresponsive and brutal dictatorship
    And remember that China still has hundreds of millions in abject poverty yet they provide beneficial financial aid to wealthy countries.
    Figure that out

  373. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 5:01 pm

    The left needs to be careful not to meddle too much with a successful system

    Meddle? Royal Commissions are useless if no action is taken, corruption with funding, LNP politicians skimming and scamming, still no ICAC … meddle? What successful system … the current system is being rorted all over the country …

    3.24 million people in Australia (13.6% of the population) live below the poverty line. 774,000 children under the age of 15 (17.7% of all children in Australia) live below the poverty line.
    More than one in eight adults and one in six children live below the poverty line in Australia.
    The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries. It is worse than in New Zealand, Germany and Ireland, according to the latest figures from the OECD.

    If there is a “successful” system I’d like to see it …

    Pointing a finger at China does not solve the social issues that Australia is still coming to terms with … and Australia’s list is way too long …

    My fear is the sabre rattling gets serious …

  374. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 5:06 pm

    TB of Queensland

    If you want to teach me how to lock up 8,469 children i am all ears

    How many kiddies do you plan to lock up if Labor gets back into power??

    Actually i think Biden/USA will lock up more than you could hope for

    Like all lefties do do not believe in borders

  375. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 5:30 pm

    You might explain how to eliminate poverty TB given that this is the definition used here
    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defines the poverty line as half the median household income of the total population2. In Australia this translates to a single adult living on less than $426.30 a week. For a couple with 2 children, it was $895.22 a week

    In China, about $2.50 a day is the poverty line.
    Do you notice the difference?

  376. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:08 pm

    Do you notice the difference?

    What difference … you’re comparing eggs with apples … you quote OECD and compare it with China … China is not a member of the OECD …

    Lies, damn lies and statistics …

  377. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:11 pm

    Yep. China uses $2.50 a day to measure poverty and still has hundreds of millions below that.
    Yet it offers beneficial financial aid to wealthy countries.
    Bizarre, but Tom R thinks we shouldn’t talk about that kind of thing

  378. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:19 pm

    You might explain how to eliminate poverty TB

    If you ever comprehend (actually read and understand) my comments ToM … I already have proposed how …

    What you conveniently ignored was this …

    3.24 million people in Australia (13.6% of the population) live below the poverty line. 774,000 children under the age of 15 (17.7% of all children in Australia) live below the poverty line.
    More than one in eight adults and one in six children live below the poverty line in Australia.
    The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries. It is worse than in New Zealand, Germany and Ireland, according to the latest figures from the OECD.

    I don’t live in China … nor do I live in that other extreme basket case the USofA … I live in AUSTRALIA … many Australians are struggling …

  379. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:23 pm

    Chuckle … here’s a clue why you can’t compare China with OECD …

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/1086836/china-poverty-ratio/

    And this is nothing to be “proud” of The Successful System …

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/233910/poverty-rates-in-oecd-countries/

    BTW did you notice I provide links …

  380. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:33 pm

    Yep. China uses $2.50 a day to measure poverty and still has hundreds of millions below that.

    LIes, damn lies and statistics …

    And you think China is inhumane … but ignore the bitterness and cruelty (or pure incompetence) of the political party you support for the poor, aged, disabled, unemployed, veterans … ironic? ignorant? hypocritical? or deliberate?

    The incarceration of a family from Biloela (WHEN BILOELA SUPPORTS THEM) is nothing short of arrogant concentration camp mentality! It.Is.Cruel.

    You never call the LNP out … yet you know that I’ve called out the ALP (most recently that Albo is not national leader material) …

  381. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2021 6:43 pm

    Eventually FInally they catch up … FFS the GP network was always the best logistical method …

    Australia news live: national cabinet agrees all over-50s to be offered AstraZeneca vaccine via GPs from 17 May

    This Federal government is so (slowly) incompetent it makes your eyes water … 😪

  382. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 22, 2021 7:42 pm

    The incarceration of a family from Biloela (WHEN BILOELA SUPPORTS THEM) is nothing short of arrogant concentration camp mentality! It.Is.Cruel.

    Too funny.

    TB you dropped our borders in 2008 and locked up 50,000 boat people. The Biloela family was locked up in 2012.

    From 2008-2013 YOU also locked up 8,469 children

    Give it a miss mate. U R a man who enjoys locking up kiddies. Hopefully people like you will NEVER get into power to lock up children again.

    Lefties are now in power in the USA. Who knows how may kiddies Biden will lock up

  383. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 8:19 am

    BTW did you notice I provide links …

    Yea, but he provides … numbers he probably read on sky dark 😉

  384. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 8:21 am

    I see slowno took his lying to an international audience last night. Luckily for ‘Straya, his techs made the rest of the world miss out on a lot of them

  385. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 8:50 am

    Wow, he really was shameless, trumPian even, in his bullshit last night

  386. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 8:59 am

    Our very own Comical Ali thinks Scummo is bad on climate change so I suppose we can’t criticise China until we ourselves are perfect:

    Happy Earth Day, motherfucker:

  387. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:02 am

    Trouble is, even China is doing better than we are. They aren’t lying to the world, they are just using the hand they got dealt to it’s fullest.

    As we are, but we are also lying about it.

    Happy Mirth day

  388. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:08 am

    “Trouble is, even China is doing better than we are.”

    Of course they are, Beijing Boy! Your social credit score must be through the roof. Soon you’ll qualify for cash payments, all expenses paid travel and a couple of Uighur slaves.

  389. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:14 am

    Sanitary napkins make great face masks – just ask AOC:

  390. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:24 am

    Ah, at lest you have harmless slurs to go without any facts splats 😉

    While oz has …. minitrump

  391. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:26 am

    Arggh fuck NO

    ROBO_PLANNING!!!

    How much deeper can this mob go? (NO, it’s not a challenge ffs)

  392. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:26 am

    Harmless slurs??? ‘Motherfucker’ is a term of endearment!

  393. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:28 am

  394. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 9:32 am

    ‘Motherfucker’ is a term of endearment!

    Not to your mother it aint

    it is disturbing that people this ignorant are so important

    Perhaps you can explain why? I mean, we DO need to get C02 out of the atmosphere, IF you are convinced by the weight of scientific evidence.

  395. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 10:04 am

    My mother is dead, so it is worse than you imagine!

    Also, without CO2 in the atmosphere things would be much worse especially for vegetation.

    The Gigolo Traitor is one of the few people on the planet stupider than AOC.

  396. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 10:07 am

    Lowest common denominator, I guess:

  397. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 10:10 am

    Also, without CO2 in the atmosphere things would be much worse especially for vegetation.

    I’m sorry, did he say to take ALL the C02 out of the atmosphere, or are you, or your Twit, just pretending that’s what he said?

    For your mum then

  398. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 10:40 am

    In context my interpretation is more accurate. He was using remove in the sense of get rid of.

  399. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 10:54 am

    lol, yea splats, yor ‘interpretation’ is what you want

    Enjoy your Fantasia 😉

  400. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:17 am

    Comical Tom R!

  401. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:19 am

    In my context, You just said Genius Tom R 😉

  402. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 2:33 pm

    It’s true. You are genius level rapid-response troll. Tom R. One of the best in the business.

  403. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2021 4:25 pm

    Lowest common denominator, I guess:

    er, no … bad guess, read the article … (and its pretty much the same as Aussie high schools curriculum …)

  404. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2021 6:30 pm

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/trump-border-wall-ladders/

    How Much!

    The Phollies of Politicains costing the WORLD mBillions … who let the dickheads loose!

  405. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 25, 2021 8:51 am

    “read the article”

    I did. Did you not read it? Or not comprehend it?

    The article reports that, in the name of “equity”, the accelerated maths course is being abolished. This means kids who would normally be stimulated by doing maths at a challenging level will be bored rigid.

    Perhaps you can tell me what “equity” has to do with it?

    This change is just another manifestation of the epidemic of black on Asian racism and violence sweeping the US.

    “(and its pretty much the same as Aussie high schools curriculum …)”

    No surprise there. The leftist dogs who control our education system have been fucking it up for years:

    “Since 2003, Australia’s results in maths have declined further than any country but Finland. In the latest results, released in 2019, the average 15-year-old Australian student was 3½ years behind the average Chinese student who sat the test, and more than a year behind where Australia was in 2003.”

    Boring the shit out of the most mathematically gifted students isn’t going to help reverse that decline is it?

  406. ivi permalink
    April 26, 2021 12:13 pm

    (Boring the shit out of the most mathematically gifted students isn’t going to help reverse that decline is it?

    Boring the shit out of everyone (else) does/n’t leave much of a demand/meet (latent) demand for (more/more (cross-)transfer of) mathematical gifts, eh?)

  407. TB Queensland permalink
    April 26, 2021 2:06 pm

    In December, the corporate regulator slammed the Commonwealth Bank’s program as little more than a marketing tactic to build brand loyalty to vulnerable customers under the age of 18.

    “Young children are vulnerable consumers and are exposed to sophisticated advertising and marketing tactics by school banking program providers,” ASIC said in its findings.

    “School banking program providers fail to effectively disclose that a strategic objective of these programs is customer acquisition.”

    What’s the problem? The same marketing plan for most religions … 😊

  408. TB Queensland permalink
    April 26, 2021 6:06 pm

    The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has asked a national conference of Christian churches to help him help the country, while revealing his belief that he and his wife Jenny have been called upon to do God’s work.

    FFS! 😈

  409. TB Queensland permalink
    April 26, 2021 6:11 pm

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/26/scott-morrison-church-pentecostal/

    Jesus Christ! 🙄

    God makes ‘im do it!

    Welcome to 1721 …

  410. TB Queensland permalink
    April 26, 2021 6:17 pm

    Flight records show a Dassault Falcon jet, the type operated by the Royal Australian Air Force for VIP flights for dignitaries and politicians, flew from Sydney to the Gold Coast on Monday afternoon, then back to Sydney on Monday night.

    So where were the fkn angels …

    And Dutton didn’t object this time?

  411. TB Queensland permalink
    April 26, 2021 6:26 pm

    It gets worse! The Minister for (Un)employment Attacks was there!

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/26/scott-morrison-church-pentecostal/

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