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“Minister for Manilla” George Christensen Quits!

April 23, 2021

FAT CUNT and Philippino aficionado George Christensen has announced he’s quitting politics due to a “lack of progress” on conservative issues he holds dear such as religious discrimination, the development of more coal-fired power stations and “freedom of speech”.

The controversial Queensland MP will best be remembered for his contribution to Manilla’s tourism industry.

Since 2014, he spent around 100 days a year staying at “seedy hotels” in Angeles City – the red light area of Manila – where he frequented bars and strip clubs on the taxpayer’s coin.

A 2018 investigation found that the MP – described by Turnbull as “a young man, grossly obese and single at the time” – had not done anything illegal.

Turnbull remarked that “it beggars belief” an MP could spend nearly a third of the year overseas, on full pay, with the Nationals either not knowing or not caring.

He also noted that the north Queensland MP was a conservative with a statue of the Virgin Mary in this office and a tattoo of her on his shoulder.

Of Christensen’s trips, he said: “The hypocrisy made me sick.”

Announcing his departure from politics, Christensen said he wanted to spend more time with his family, including his wife April Asuncion, who were “caught up overseas” due to pandemic border closures.

The pair met in a “”karaoke bar”” during one of the MP’s 28 trips abroad.

A spokesperson from the Philippines Department of Tourism said the Minister’s contribution to the country’s struggling tourism sector would be sorely missed citing in 2015 alone he was responsible for 65 per cent of the developing nation’s GDP.

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  1. April 23, 2021 11:20 am

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  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:52 am

    If the old Cat Strangler dissed him he must be a decent chap.

  3. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:55 am

    So, he’s Cancelled himself. Good

    Turnbull remarked that “it beggars belief” an MP could spend nearly a third of the year overseas, on full pay, with the Nationals either not knowing or not caring.

    I think he means “the LNP either not knowing or not caring”

    I see turnbull is spending all his waking hours attempting to rewrite the history of his time as Prime Mangler of our Cuntry

  4. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 12:03 pm

    Apparently they are now calling him the Manila Folder

  5. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 1:20 pm

    Manila Folder 🙂

    “as Prime Mangler of our Cuntry”

    He achieved his goal of becoming a Labor PM and acted accordingly.

  6. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 1:42 pm

    Back in Fantasia

    He did everything the hard right core wanted.

    He trashed Gonski, he trashed the NBN, and he moved million into the pockets of the already filthy rich.

    Now he’s a bitter old man and, like rudd, are now after the guy who put them there in the first place. Sad, angry old men.

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2021 2:17 pm

    It’s the Enablers I tells ya …

    Back in Fantasia Might be a bit subtle for the intended … but I like it!

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 24, 2021 11:35 am

    A dull fat guy that hangs around the seedy parts of Manila, that’s so unusual.
    And won’t he be missed in parliament

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2021 6:25 pm

    He might be missed by the extreme right controlling the Sooty & Friends government in Canberra

  10. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 24, 2021 8:38 pm

    He trashed Gonski, he trashed the NBN

    I suspect Gonski was never funded by Labor. Whitlam/ALP introduced free University education. The next labor govt found we could not afford it so introduced HECS

    And based on what i have read i am glad Turnbull modified labors FTTP-NBN. Nothing wrong with FTTP. It is the best but is expensive and slow to build. It is most probably unaffordable for Australia

  11. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 8:22 am

    “Lest We Forget” ………..

    Looks like they’re going for an early election.

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 27, 2021 9:07 am

    I think it is prudent that western democracies don’t give the appearance of being a pushover
    The Biden administration is making similar statements and they’re not in an election cycle.
    As I said, Australia ranks in the top 12 for.a satisfied population. China ranks 94th. Our system seems to work better than theirs

  13. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 9:21 am

    The Biden administration is making similar statements and they’re not in an election cycle.

    Of course, you’ll be able to provide them, won’t you?

    You know, like the link for yor other claim here 😉

  14. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 11:09 am

    lol

  15. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 27, 2021 12:37 pm

    These pigs would be right at home in the Victorian police force:

  16. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 2:12 pm

    Turns out all those who refused morrisons attempts at comfort were correct. He wasn’t attempting to comfort them, he was pushing his religious fervor onto them

    What could go wrong?

  17. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 2:34 pm

    What could go wrong?

    Dunno. Based on the fact that all this “pushing” was (allegedly) going on inside Morrison’s head, and on what we know actually went wrong, I’m gonna guess: nothing.

    Meanwhile, what could go wrong here?:

  18. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 3:04 pm

    I’m gonna guess: nothing

    Ah, guessing. Or, ask those impacted

  19. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 3:32 pm

  20. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 4:42 pm

    Or, ask those impacted

    Okay, I’ll play along. Who, exactly, was “impacted”, and how?

  21. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 4:57 pm

    What has 9 Perth ever stood (up) for?

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 27, 2021 5:22 pm

    Totally oblivious to his own suppurating smugness, Mike Carlton refers to Morrison’s “smug, smirking stupidity”.

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    April 27, 2021 6:48 pm

    Totally oblivious to his own suppurating smugness, Mike Carlton refers to Morrison’s “smug, smirking stupidity”.

    Agree

    They are both demonstrate … “smug, smirking stupidity”

    But especially the “laying on of hands, god made me do it” Marketing Failure …

    And why does Parliament still say the lord’s prayer at every sitting … because he runs the country? ‘Cause nobody else is … ah, a deity to blame?

    Perhaps we should go all the way … dump the Senate and start calling on lords – the biggest landowners (half of ’em will be Chinese and the remainder farmers and don’t forget the bishops … I know! We can call it the house of lords and make the queen/king our head of state and really get thing moving ………………. backwards – oh wait!

    FFS its 2021 not 1721 … and this country is “supposed to be” secular …

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    April 27, 2021 6:54 pm

    No one’s mocking him for his religion.

    Of course not … just don’t affect my life with his fairytale “beliefs” … actually he can … charity, compassion, concern and action! (all the qualities demonstrated by “the first socialist” – JC – y’know god’s son, member of the triad) … modern religion is hype(ocritical) BS.

  25. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 8:30 am

    Who, exactly, was “impacted”, and how?

    Everyone he touched, because some people don’t want voodoo bullshit shoved into their space.

    No one’s mocking him for his religion.

    No, actually, I AM

    He believes he talks to god in a jibbering language for fucks sake. Instead of helping Australians, he’s fucking prayed for them instead!

    Yea, hasn’t prayed too many of them home has it?

    And he believes the poor are godless and brought this upon themselves because of their godlessness (wonder if he knows a dude called Job), and Twitter actually posts messages from The Devil

    Really, I have to laugh, because laughing is my last refuge in the face of the reality we are now in. A fundamentalist fruitloop literally running the country on a wing and a prayer. And now, they are agitating for War! Can’t get much more religious than that.

  26. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 8:35 am

  27. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:14 am

    Oh, this is gold. The villains from the movie Philadelphia lol

  28. ivi permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:44 am

    (… modern religion is hype(ocritical) BS

    Oh, what a ‘fangled hug we cleaved, when first we practiced to…succour.

    What could go wrong?

    We could fail to (re)locate the Secret before it is (re)secreted; alternatively, we could succeed, by doubling back, carrying the not-so-Secret via a little-known and even-less-used high-montain pass, well above the snow-line, before (re)placing Golgotha, safely esconced in a roughly-woven bag, behind a false-wall, in a gray-stone building, overlooking Torino; the holiest of sacked ‘Salem’s reliques proving the Son of Man….to be a son of man, albeit a man who knew a few things about a few things, if only one knew where to look; or something more-or-less-fanciful like that?)

  29. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:54 am

    or something more-or-less-fanciful like that

    Behold The Man

    Or MORE fanciful

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:07 am

    Enter the Crusaders …

    The federal government has earmarked almost one billion dollars to upgrade Northern Territory military training bases and ranges used by both the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and US Marines.

    St Scotty & The Chinese Dragon

    What happened to the DEFICIT?

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:09 am

    The move follows Home Affairs Department secretary Michael Pezzullo’s warning the “drums of war are beating”. In his Anzac Day message to staff, Pezzullo said Australia must be prepared “to send off, yet again, our warriors to fight”.

    FFS … give the prick a rifle and send him bush for a week …

  32. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:27 am

    Everyone he touched, because some people don’t want voodoo bullshit shoved into their space.

    All right, since “those impacted” didn’t know at the time they were being “impacted”, and any “pushing” was going on inside Morrison’s head (allegedly), sounds like ScoMo is being accused of retroactive thought crime(s).

  33. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 11:03 am

    sounds like the guy who is protecting alleged rapists, is not above a little sneaky voodoo fiddling of his own.

    It may shock you, one who seems to believe in a sky fairy yourself, that some people may be quite averse to others practicing another religion on them.

    That is THEIR belief

  34. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 1:25 pm

    It may shock you, one who seems to believe in a sky fairy yourself

    Seems? I’ll thank you not to practice your hoodoo mind reading on me. I may be quite averse to it.

  35. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 1:46 pm

    I’m sure I recall you stating that you were Catholic. I apologise if I misread that

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:24 pm

    I’m sure I recall you stating that you were Catholic. I apologise if I misread that

    Mmmm ….

    I may be quite averse to it.

    Or not?

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:26 pm

    All of our objectives through the activities of our defence forces is designed to pursue peace. That is the objective of our government. That is the path that we are pursuing, but to do that in a region as uncertain as this you need to ensure that you have the defence capability that enables you to protect and defend Australia’s interests in that region. And this enables us to ensure there’s an appropriate balance.

    Of course, Scotty, isn’t your god on “our” side?

    Wonder if our new Defence Minister advised Scotty …

    Some light reading … for both of them

    https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Australia/China/Military

  38. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:33 pm

    Mmmm ….

    Are you implying my memory isn’t as bad as imagined?

    designed to pursue peace

    Well, War IS Peace 😉

  39. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:19 pm

    Are you implying my memory isn’t as bad as imagined?

    I’ve always respected your memory …

    Surely a Catholic supporter would not deny it? It was Catholics who carried out Inquisitions …

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:19 pm

    And we talking about Pentecostals

  41. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:26 pm

    Surely a Catholic supporter would not deny it?

    Surely it would be nobody’s business but their own, especially in a place where people have regularly referred to them as “catlicks”.

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:34 pm

    Surely it would be nobody’s business but their own Absolutely!

    catlick was a term used by “people” here … but no-one noticed … that following a backlash by some commenters those people now refer to Catholics …

    Some of those people were brought up (reluctantly) as C of E … and have no problem declaring that … ’cause they have no need to defend stupid fkn decisions by … Catholics

  43. ivi permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:53 pm

    (I may be quite averse to it.

    Dear ToSY,

    Your vote doesn’t count.

    Horus-ankh’epte has already decided that for you, per a(n un)remarkable (pro-)retro)active unilateral covenant.

    Amongst other matters which have been or will be decided for you, in a(n il)liberal (un)representative democracy, about which matters and/or decisions you may or may or not be informed, before or after the (f)act.

    (s)H(r)ugs to your valued humanhood in various places and situations.

    Yours preyfully in giving’n’taking liberties,

    Bro. ScoMo.)

  44. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 7:00 pm

    following a backlash by some commenters those people now refer to Catholics …

    Those people still do not hide their ongoing contempt for Catholics, even if they no longer use the term catlicks. (They have never admitted such name-calling was wrong, or, God forbid, apologised for it. Maybe they just wanted to avoid the “backlash”, which, in essence, was being referred to as bigots?)

    Some of those people were brought up (reluctantly) as C of E … and have no problem declaring that …

    So long as they make sure everyone knows it was something they endured “reluctantly”.

  45. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 7:12 pm

    Yours preyfully in giving’n’taking liberties,
    Bro. ScoMo.

    Yeah, no worries Bro, ‘cept I don’t speak-a-your language. So …

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:55 pm

    Tongues … ?

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:00 pm

    … which, in essence, was being referred to as bigots?

    Which in itself is bigotry … if the hypocrisy of the group is called out and is indefensible and then denied by aforesaid group.

  48. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:58 pm

    Oh, okay. You Those people must be the victim(s) then. 🙄

  49. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 8:05 am

    Speaking of ‘enduring reluctantly’

    Atlas Pissed themselves

  50. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:43 am

    In other news just in (from last century):

    In a famous Soviet joke, then-leader Leonid Brezhnev shows his mother his luxury apartment, his limousine, his fancy country house and his helicopter only to have her object: “But what if the communists come back?”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/15/glenn-reynolds-class-warfare-elites-explains-world-conflicts-trump-column/2569252002/

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:43 am

    … must be the victim(s) then.

    Only if they want to be … 😃

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:56 am

    It’s acceptance and tolerance for all faiths…except “catlicks”

  53. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:59 am

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS’

  54. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 12:46 pm

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS’

    The tolerant left.

  55. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:06 pm

    It’s just Free Speech man, thought that was your thing?

  56. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:11 pm

    It’s just Free Speech man, thought that was your thing?

    It is! I especially love the way it exposes what people really think.

  57. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:51 pm

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS”

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect; the True Blue Queenslanders (Brisbane Bum-Chums Chapter); the Toxic Trans Gestapo; the BLMAntifa Block Bloc Bovver Boys and the Cult of Climate Cunts. And then there is the most psychotic of them all – PETA: People who aren’t Ethical, do need Treatment and are fucking Animals.

  58. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:21 pm

    I especially love the way it exposes what people really think.

    To be fair, my intense dislike of religion in all its forms has hardly been a guarded secret 😉

    And yet, you remain reticent to tell us yours?

    Are you a Catholic adherant?

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect

    I AGREE Comrade 😉

  59. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:27 pm

    And yet, you remain reticent to tell us yours?
    Are you a Catholic adherant?

    That’s nobody’s business but my own. But even if I was, why would I want to declare it in an environment so hostile to catlicks and (Fuck) All ‘FAITHS’?

  60. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:30 pm

    It’s only FREE SPEECH tosy, what harm can words do [sarc]

  61. TB Queensland permalink
    April 29, 2021 3:20 pm

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect; the True Blue Queenslanders (Brisbane Bum-Chums Chapter);

    Try saying all that with a few under ya belt! 😲

    BTW, I’m not against the “faithful” quite a few of my friends are “faithful” … but management and their instructions to the faithful – now that’s something different …

    In fact I’ve written here years ago that I’m a fan of the ten commandments …

    Just the hypocrisy of things like … Jesus loves you … that’s why we’re gonna torture you then kill you… because our god is a forgiving god … blah blah blah …

    And of course the ever present religious wars …

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

    Reading Bernard Cornwall (still) “Redcoat” about the American War of Independence,

    British General Howe, discussing the British losing at Saratoga, “I posture that God must have been with the Rebels, today … “

  62. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 8:34 am

    Try saying all that with a few under ya belt!

    I’d just assumed he just had 😉

    “I posture that God must have been with the Rebels, today … “

    dog certainly aint with any Australians in India atm, and his self proclaimed ‘chosen representative’ ainst doing anything either

    Boundless flights to share
    Yet, it’s become clear there were solutions at hand.

    Travel agents have told The New Daily they’ve offered to fly Australians home on flights operating regularly from COVID hotspots – but the government rejected help even before India’s latest virus wave.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/29/india-chartered-flights/

    This lot really are assholes

  63. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 8:35 am

    They’re not Wagging the Dog anymore, they’re swinging the bloody thing around their heads

  64. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 30, 2021 9:40 am

    Biden and Morrison using similar tactics:

  65. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 10:37 am

  66. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 10:49 am

  67. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:10 am

    HERE’S footage of Josh Frydenberg openly mocking the Hindi faith on the floor of parliament (footage from Feb 2020)

    Talk about clutching at straws. He was actually mocking the Member for Rankin, describing former treasurer Swan as his guru, and wondering which yoga poses he would use at the dispatch box.

    Is yoga a religion at all, let alone the “Hindi faith”?

    https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/philosophy/beyond-belief/

  68. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:12 am

    tosy, fer ya ‘spiritual awareness’ 😉

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashram

  69. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:20 am

    An ashram is also a place for practicing yoga. Based on everything else he said in that clip, Frydenberg was clearly using yoga as a metaphor, so was undoubtedly using the term ashram in that context.

    https://www.yogiapproved.com/om/what-to-expect-at-an-ashram/

  70. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:34 am

    So, your issue is it wasn’t Hinduism specifically he was mocking, but other spiritual practices?

    Gotcha 😉

  71. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:44 am

    So, your issue is it wasn’t Hinduism specifically he was mocking, but other spiritual practices?

    Hilarious. He was mocking the highly mock-worthy member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers. May the gurus save us if he ever becomes our treasurer.

  72. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:56 am

    He was mocking the highly mock-worthy member for Rankin

    Yes, by belittling something else.

    You know, if I were to talk about fried’n’burgher being as ‘selective’ with money as his ancestors … how would that go down?

  73. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 2:04 pm

    You know, if I were to talk about fried’n’burgher being as ‘selective’ with money as his ancestors … how would that go down?

    You just did. But thanks again for letting us know what you really think.

  74. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 2:42 pm

    lol, so, I’m as bad as fried’n’burgher, because I used a hypothetical example, which I highlighted was wrong, and now, you want to say how nasty I am

    ROFL

    Speaking of ROFL

  75. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 10:06 am

    Utter Hypocrisy! (Or Simply Lies?)

    On Thursday evening, Morrison spoke about the importance of community, including religious community, at the United Israel donor dinner in Sydney.

    Morrison said that Judeo-Christian values can be summarised by the concept of “human dignity”.

    “Seeing the inherent dignity of all human beings is the foundation of morality,” he said. “It makes us more capable of love and compassion, of selflessness and forgiveness.”

    Actions speak louder than words … the usual cacophony of nonsense …

    Show me da money …

    Welcome to International Workers Day

  76. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 10:07 am

    Actions speak louder than words … the usual cacophony of nonsense …

    Show me da money …

    Welcome to International Workers Day

    And pinch, punch …

  77. May 1, 2021 5:53 pm

    I’m in New Zealand and they’re selling $30 bottles of Australian red wine here for less than $20.

    Can anyone guess what that is…?

    Let me give you a hint…

    IT’S A DISGRACE…!!!!!

  78. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:05 pm

    Plus the wine has to be shipped to New Zealand which should add to the cost.

    Perhaps new Zealanders are smarter than us and get a better deal???

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:25 pm

    Can anyone guess what that is…?

    In your case (pun intended) fucking good luck for you … buy a few cases send it home! (Note: They deliver grog in tankers in NZ … buy a tanker problem solved for a decade! (OK six months fer U)

    I see the perennial Smurf doesn’t get it. 🙄

    BTW you didn’t hang about getting across, The Ditch, can you breathe in the Bubble?

    You do know you face a five year jail sentence if you try to come home? Typical tyrannical right wing extremism …

    Stay safe … (eg don’t talk to Kiwis – they only come out at night and don’t understand English)

    Enjoy your holiday(s), reb, it may be the last one you get? Titter

  80. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:52 pm

    Note: They deliver grog in tankers in NZ … buy a tanker problem solved for a decade

    So that is the reason $30 bottles of aussie wine sell for $20 in NZ???

    BTW other than Reb who buys a bottle of wine for $30???

  81. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 7:23 pm

    Kneel,

    So that is the reason $30 bottles of aussie wine sell for $20 in NZ???

    FYI … CHINA stopped buying Aussie wine … we have to sell where we can in the global market – even New Zealand … as for your last question … lots of very rich people pay more than $30… who know other rich people … who can do all sorts of stuff ……………………………….. 😲

    The tankers deliver BEER … not WINE. It was meant as a joke to, reb.

  82. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 2, 2021 9:46 am

    A $30 bottle… Penfolds 28?
    Stock up!
    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

  83. TB Queensland permalink
    May 2, 2021 12:05 pm

    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

    And you “live” in Melbourne? 🙄

  84. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 2, 2021 3:49 pm

    “And you “live” in Melbourne?”

    Pot. Kettle. Black!

  85. TB Queensland permalink
    May 2, 2021 3:54 pm

    I think New Zealand is a great place to visit …

  86. May 2, 2021 6:47 pm

    We climbed to the top of Rangitoto island today. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. The last twenty minutes were a fkn killer, but the view at the summit was almost worth it.

  87. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 8:33 am

    Just went for a Google holiday reb. Looks pretty impressive. And the walk looks steep. Reminds me of the last bit at the top of Mount Lofty, which looks to be about about the same height from Waterfall Gully. Some idiots RUN up there? 🙂

    What is this “wine” thing you keep mentioning?

  88. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 1:53 pm

    The Devils is ALWAYS in the detail with this lot (if you are dumb enough to believe they’d do it in the first place)

  89. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:05 pm

    TB…Brisbane vs Melbourne
    * Brisbane has more rain on more days than Melbourne
    * On average, Melbourne has more hours of sunshine each day than Brisbane
    * Melbourne is cosmopolitan, Brisbane is just Perth on the east coast, but without accessible beaches
    * But Brisbane has better all you can eat buffets and dodgier real estate developers

  90. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:09 pm

    * On average, Melbourne has more Victorians than Brisbane

    Vival La Brisbaine!

  91. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:54 pm

    Wondering if it’s too racist for those around here?

  92. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:55 pm

    (if you are dumb enough to believe they’d do it in the first place)

    Comments like that annoy me because you could say that about both sides of politics.

    In 2007 Rudd promised a NBN costing taxpayers $4.7B and finished by 2013. It never got off the ground. It was perhaps one of the biggest election lies ever.

    In fact if Howard had made a promise like that his enemies would never let him forget it. Most Labor voters have forgotten about Rudds 2007 NBN policy

  93. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 3:46 pm

    TB…Brisbane vs Melbourne LINK?

    er … Not comparing Melbourne and Brisbane* … but your comment about NZ … comprehension … 0/10

    Subject change attempt 0/10

    In the beginning … ToM said

    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

    * I have no need to compare Melbourne with Brisbane … but

    I.think.New.Zealand.is.a.great.place.to.visit …

  94. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:20 pm

    Wondering if it’s too racist for those around here?

    Ah … Tim Dunlop and Blogocracy … where it all began for me … and a few here …

    Tim did forget … Joshy Frydeggandburger’s -?

  95. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:24 pm

    Comments like that annoy me because you could say that about both sides of politics.

    But unlike you … we do! When our “side” is in governmental control and we don’t like it we tell ’em … I guess we aren’t as polarised as the Yanks have made the LNP … who are now just a pup of the Radical Republicans … the West is crumbling thanks to the Yanks …

  96. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:30 pm

    Does Andrew Bolt actually know that Indians are not Anglo-Saxon just because they are in the Commonwealth of Nations?

    Andrew Bolt ‘ashamed of Australia’ over India flight ban, threat of jail and fines for citizens

    He makes ALL Aussies ashamed … fuckwit

  97. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:34 am

    He makes ALL Aussies ashamed … fuckwit

    When even a convicted racist calls the government racist

  98. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:36 am

    I have often thought dick ain’t what it used to be. Now I understand why:

  99. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:46 am

    Well, War IS Peace ” War? .. With thePanda? .. Shouldn’t we finish Losing in afgan-syria-libya-iraq-istan, before we rush off to start losing somewhere else?`

  100. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:54 am

    Ya got that right teebagz!

  101. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:09 am

    if you are dumb enough to believe they’d .. wireCo ” Correct. You were. .. All you can do now is keep re-sticky taping your telegraph wire to the kevin07 fiber each time the wireCo nodes are re-drowned or re-incinerated.`

  102. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:19 am

    We have proved to be incompetent at hotel quarantine. We can’t cope with the on and off lockdowns.
    The months and months of lockdown in Victoria was awful and damaging
    Most that remain overseas made that decision a year ago. It is now the responsibility of the government to look after the 25 million, others can wait a little longer

  103. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:42 am

    We can’t cope with the on and off lockdowns.

    WE?

    Why are we the only cuntry in the world to do this?

    Why is India the only country in the world we have done it too?

    The US and UK had worst numbers

  104. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:29 am

    … others can wait a little longer

    Those “others” happen to be Australian Citizens …

    Of the 910 deaths in Australia, from Covid … 820 occurred in Victoria … protests, whinging and marches didn’t help, nor did the Federal Government’s poor handling of Aged Care Homes.

    Be thankful someone had the balls to lock youse all down … Melbourne v Brisbane my arse!

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=covid+stats+aus&source=hp&ei=UaKQYN7EEMjXz7sPn8uKoAE&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYJCwYQoM-4gz9ELzMxNNezBw0oXNfHXF&oq=covid+stats+a&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYAjIFCAAQsQMyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgQIABAKMgIIADoRCC4QsQMQgwEQxwEQowIQkwI6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOhEILhCxAxCDARDHARCjAhCLAzoLCAAQsQMQgwEQiwM6CAgAELEDEIsDOggIABCxAxCDAToOCC4QsQMQxwEQowIQiwM6BQgAEIsDOg4IABCxAxCDARDJAxCLAzoICAAQkgMQiwM6CwgAELEDEIMBEMkDOgUIABCSAzoNCAAQsQMQgwEQChCLAzoHCAAQsQMQCjoKCAAQsQMQgwEQCjoKCAAQsQMQChCLA1DhG1jSPmDtWGgBcAB4AIABugGIAfsQkgEEMC4xM5gBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXqwAQC4AQI&sclient=gws-wiz

    BTW it doesn’t rain in Brisbane we have occasional liquid sunshine …

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:36 am

    I recall TB and Tom R advocating lockdowns
    * No other country reached 400,000 cases a day, so it’s a question of scale, not per capita. TB knows that risk increases with scale
    * TB and Tom R have said the success of suppressing the spread of the virus is due to the actions of the state governments. Wouldn’t you both prefer to limit further outbreaks?

  106. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:47 am

    I recall TB and Tom R advocating lockdowns

    I’m sorry, how has that got anything to do with locking citizens out of their country?

    No other country reached 400,000 cases a day,

    Yes, but other countries have exceeded that in percentage of population. And, when we compare countries, we compare in percentages, don’t we?

    Wouldn’t you both prefer to limit further outbreaks?

    Yea, if only we had voiced concerns about the cashed up feds outsourcing their responsibility for quarantine to the underfunded states

  107. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 12:02 pm

    What can I add … nowt … well said, TR

  108. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 12:14 pm

    TB ignores what he knows- risk increases with scale.
    Tom R, just ignore this and thinks it’s per capita
    There was an item in the ABC this morning. Medical advice is that the covid rate in hotel quarantine should not exceed 2%. It is currently 14%
    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with, otherwise risk more illness and lockdowns

  109. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 1:39 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with

    Of course, strengthening th system to cope is beyond their capability, isn’t it.

    OR, block people evenly from all countries, or limit their flights, as they have been doing for the past year. If they brought home everyone who wanted to by xmas as they PROMISED, we would have capacity. But they lied

    And I’m guessing, they are lying again.

  110. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 1:39 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with

    Of course, strengthening th system to cope is beyond their capability, isn’t it.

    OR, block people evenly from all countries, or limit their flights, as they have been doing for the past year. If they brought home everyone who wanted to by xmas as they PROMISED, we would have capacity. But they lied

    And I’m guessing, they are lying again.

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 2:33 pm

    You’re repeating yourself Tom R
    India has a dreadful outbreak at least 400,000 cases a day.
    Governments have had a year to procure a few hundred (or more) ATCO huts and put them in remote locations
    I think state governments had ample opportunity, but so has the federal government
    In the circumstances where we have multi level government incompetence, the safest option is to stop receiving returning travellers from high risk countries. And India is currently the highest risk

  112. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 3:37 pm

    You’re repeating yourself Tom R

    Good one nil

    In the circumstances where we have multi level government incompetence

    Yea, nice try, but, states have been busy actually doing the heavy lifting, while suitable sites sit unused and abandoned. There are multiple army sites around the country that, with little modification, SHOULD be ready right now

    Also, even IF we believe the numbers, simply reduce intake, especially from non citizens, but NEVER abandon citizens. It’s the Governments reason for being

  113. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 4:38 pm

    It’s as if telling the truth will make his nose grow longer

  114. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:09 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with, otherwise risk more illness and lockdowns

    Pity you missed that 15 months ago … just like your Federal Government mates … they were told what to expect and as usual just sat on their arses … and burbled nonsense criticising people who were getting on with the job with what they had available … NT did very well …

    What if the Federal government did the same to the ADF and just left them … oh, wait!!!

    I see a pattern here …

    I know I’d be pissed off if my family was in India … will the cricketers be allowed home … the Olympic Team jumped the queue …… every Australian life matters …

    NEVER abandon citizens. It’s the Governments reason for being

    And their ELECTION … if this lot isn’t dumped soon I wonder how they will deal with any crisis … especially poking the Panda (acknowledgment teebagz) … the Morriscum Government has to be the most incompetent/inept Federal Mob I’ve had to suffer under …

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

    It’s as if telling the truth will make his nose grow longer

    LOL! TR firing …

    Or his tongue fork wider! (couldn’t help it)

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:11 pm

    And in great news!

    Two battery-electric buses are now operating on bus route 587 fromYarrabilba to Loganlea station as part of the push for cleaner,low-emission public transport.

    A new electric bus has also been introduced to the network in the Redlands– servicing the Redlands to the Brisbane CBD. This bus is powered from solar energy sourced locally at the company’s Capalaba Depot.

    These electric buses are just the start, with new zero-emission buses rolling out in Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns in the near future.

    QUEENSLANDER!

  116. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:17 pm

    BUT we really are in deep shit … very deep shit …

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/03/receding-glaciers-causing-rivers-to-suddenly-disappear

  117. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:25 pm

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate
    In fact I think they both suggested this was reasonable in the circumstances

  118. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:55 pm

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate

    They were in AUSTRALIA … and FYI two of them were relatives of mine … no-one complained here …

    You really try to twist shit into a pretty ribbon (for the LNP)

    Oranges and apples

  119. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:17 pm

    very deep shit

    It’s only going to get deeper too 😦

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate

    Are these the ones who were warned by the state governments NOT to go?

    Our federal Government gave many of these people permission to go oversees. In fact, they actively encouraged it. They wanted borders open (they claimed).

    They then BANNED them from returning home, AFTER giving them implicit and explicit permission to travel. Other poor souls have just been trapped over there for months because their own nation cannot do the one thing every other nation has done, and bring their own citizens home.

    Do you see the difference there yomm. or is all a bit complex for you to grasp?

  120. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2021 8:36 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

  121. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:22 am

  122. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:33 am

    .. very deep shit ..” @tick .. The 2020s will be dominated by superBug, with intermission provided by global cooling. The 2030s will be all global cooling baby. Way too late for the primates to do anything even slightly resembling ‘effective’ now.`

  123. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:37 am

    “Do you see the difference there “

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    Time was when you had some style and nuance about your comments. Now you’ve gone full Baghdad Bob. No ALP talking point is too ridiculous for you to spout. Your comments are more ludicrous than ScoMo speaking in tongues!

  124. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:07 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government,

    Wrong, state governments of all persuasions locked down.

    splats …… see above.

    Both ….. see below

    But Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, created the evidentiary base for Slater’s central charge by telling the government, in very clear written advice last Friday, that citizens stranded in India faced the prospect of serious illness without access to proper healthcare, and a “worst-case scenario” of death.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/04/scott-morrison-lectured-the-states-against-snap-border-closures-now-hes-done-exactly-that

  125. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:11 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    You brought politics into it … its a health and safety issue … ask ToM about risk he seems to be the expert …

    When the Australian States closed borders here, the Australians concerned were still in Australia – a first world country with first world health facilities. No-one was “stranded” at high risk.

    When Australia closed its borders to Australian citizens in India, a third/second world country, with an almost negligible and severely damaged health system … and a massive population seriously at risk … the health risks to those 9,000(?) Australian citizens increased exponentially …

    I can only imagine what will happen in PNG … the Port Moresby General Hospital is somewhere you do not want to be!

  126. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:26 am

    Additionally TB

    NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS DONE THIS

    They are way too busy organizing special transport to get their CITIZENS home

  127. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:41 am

    I bet most of those at risk would be happy to sit in an RAAF C-17 or even a C-130 … just to get HOME. Long, uncomfortable flight – but not as much as a hospital bed in India (if you could find one)

  128. Tony permalink
    May 5, 2021 12:01 pm

    NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS DONE THIS

    I think you’ll find that’s bullshit. I can list over 20 countries if you like, including the US snd Britain.

  129. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 12:40 pm

    I can list over 20 countries if you like,

    Challenge accepted. Show me which other country has banned their citizens from coming home

    The surge in cases led President Joe Biden to impose new travel restrictions on India on Friday, barring most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/australia-bans-return-residents-citizens-india-offenders-face-fines-prison-n1266045

  130. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:12 pm

    “You brought politics into it …”

    How can that be? I haven’t expressed an opinion one way or another! And unlike Tom R, I’m as happy to criticise one side as the other. So you can’t even guess my opinion.

    This is a major fuck-up by the government. And inhumane. It is a bit like when Queensland told people in NSW needing to be rushed to the nearest hospital to fuck off, only on a much larger scale. Maybe the various state premiers need to tell the Commonwealth that they have the hotel quarantine situation sorted and demand the citizens of their states be allowed to return?

  131. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:26 pm

    And unlike Tom R, I’m as happy to criticise one side as the other.

    Read better, Parrot

    This is what I was referring to:

    Yep, so we are the ONLY cuntry banning its citizens from returning home.

    Nice bunch we are.

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:58 pm

    How can that be?

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    I haven’t expressed an opinion one way or another!

    Mmmm … 100% Predictable?

  133. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:00 pm

    Maybe the various state premiers need to… build more hospitals.

  134. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:04 pm

    build more hospitals.

    Really, is there ANY point to the morrison government? Except as a gravy train for assholes who couldn’t make it in the real world (which I’ll admit, comes dangerously close to describing myself. Maybe I should sign up?)

  135. May 5, 2021 2:21 pm

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

  136. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:32 pm

    “The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP”

    I didn’t say that.

  137. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:04 pm

    No wonder Victoria fucked up its hotel quarantine program so badly! The ugly mongrel with the plural pronouns is a stinking hypocrite:

    The general manager of infection control at the agency running Victoria’s hotel quarantine program has been stood down after allegedly breaching their own protocols twice in the past two months.

  138. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:20 pm

    Luckily, I can’t read that dross, but just out of curiosity, what do pronouns have to do with it?

  139. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:23 pm

    AAUUGGHHH!

    I AGREE! with the ipa 😦

  140. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:34 pm

    “I AGREE! with the ipa”

    Never thought I’d see that!

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:37 pm

    This should be fun!

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

  142. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:44 pm

    Never thought I’d see that!

    Luckily I bourbon on hand to steady the nerves. I’ll just go an read my little red bible and try and settle myself. 😉

    lol, trump made his on twitter 🙂

  143. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:04 pm

    I didn’t say that.

    I know but you opted in with the comment you conveniently ignored

    You did express an opinion … aimed at TR based on ToM’s earlier comment

    Predictable?

    …………………………………………….

    “I AGREE! with the ipa”

    Never thought I’d see that!

    Because its about the poor decision … not the twits’ politics …

  144. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:09 pm

    This should be fun!

    Have you joined up yet?

    spambum, has …

  145. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:15 pm

    “The general manager of infection control …”

    Christ, that bloke’s a walking advert for poor health and hygiene if ever I saw one … 🤧

  146. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 5:03 pm

    Utter pig headed stupidity …

    In a separate interview, Ms Andrews was asked whether she felt compassion for the Biloela family.

    “I am a very compassionate person by nature. I will never walk away from that. But compassion takes many different forms,” she told ABC News.

    As the Home Affairs Minister, Ms Andrews could intervene and grant the family protection, allowing them to return to their adopted home in central Queensland.

    But she said she had been reluctant to step in while the legal case remained afoot.

    ahhh, journalists … “step” in while case “afoot” – afoot? a bit 18th century but then the detention is too …

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/people/2021/05/05/biloela-family-karen-andrews/

  147. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:33 am

    Utter pig headed stupidity

    It takes top level compassion to ban black Indians from coming BACK to their home. 😦

    Satans back in the game baby. How long ago was he telling us not to get information from facebook?

  148. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:43 am

    You get the impression they want to announce everything on facebook now, and block everyone from following

  149. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:07 am

    Psst. lf ya really want a laugh, check out theRonalds ‘qr’ code for his page/site that yomm dropped.

    `

  150. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:13 am

    ..biloela four ..” slomo has filled xmas quarantine with 2 boaties and 2 baby primates, instead of brining inian/aussuies home`

  151. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:20 am

    for his page/site that yomm dropped.

    It’s also funny cos, we’ve been asking for links from yomm for years, and, when he finally puts one up, it’s to a site best known for lying.

    Kinda interesting I thought 🙂

  152. May 6, 2021 10:39 am

    Morrison:

    “Australians coming back from India will be jailed but they won’t be jailed, and fined but they won’t be fined. I can’t be any clearer than that.”

  153. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:42 am

    we’ve been asking for links from yomm for years…
    Thank you, it is years!
    Was it 2006 or 2007 that a number of us started arguing on Blogocracy? So it is about 15 years and I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??

  154. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:43 am

    “Australians coming back from India will be jailed but they won’t be jailed, and fined but they won’t be fined. I can’t be any clearer than that.”

    Pretty sure they have a ‘colour coded’ spreadsheet to determine the course of action on an ‘individual basis

  155. May 6, 2021 10:45 am

    “check out theRonalds ‘qr’ code for his page/site that yomm dropped.”

    LOL… 😆

  156. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 11:03 am

    I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??

    Yes, I was right, you was wrong 😉

  157. May 6, 2021 11:31 am

    “Was it 2006 or 2007 that a number of us started arguing on Blogocracy?”

    Yes it was.

    “I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??”

    I think ‘the rest of Australia’ is still united in its views of Queensland.

    In fact, I was at a comedy show not so long ago, where the host asked:

    “Has anyone wondered why Covid hasn’t spread more in Queensland..??”

    “Apparently the virus needs ‘culture’ in order to survive.”

    😆

  158. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:02 pm

    I was right, you was wrong
    That’s what I was going to say!
    And yes, Queensland has united Australia… against them

  159. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:10 pm

    Scott Morrison says India flights won’t resume before 15 May but medevacs possible

    Anyone else see the irony in that statement?

  160. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:12 pm

    Why are Mexicans always jealous …

    QUEENSLANDER!

    I know ya luv it!

  161. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:15 pm

    And very funny re Queensland culture!
    It’s on the endangered list

  162. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:21 pm

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/us-news/2021/05/06/us-south-carolina-firing-squad/

    The other three states that allow a firing squad are Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

    Three inmates, all in Utah, have been killed by firing squad since the US reinstated the death penalty in 1977. Nineteen inmates have died in the electric chair this century.

    Just be thankful none of us live in that shithole!

  163. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:54 pm

    Yes, what a shithole…
    Number of executions 2019

    China ** 1,000
    Iran* 251
    Saudi Arabia 184
    Iraq* 100
    Egypt* 32
    United States 22
    Pakistan* 14
    Somalia* 12
    South Sudan* 11
    Yemen 7
    Singapore 4
    Bahrain 3
    Japan 3

  164. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 1:05 pm

    And by the way…
    Supplementary notes
    *The actual figures are likely to be higher according to Amnesty International.
    **The figure is estimated to be in the several thousands. 1,000 is a place holder.
    The exact figures for North Korea are unknown and therefore has been excluded.

  165. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:10 pm

    “Superior economic managers”

    Oh great, now whe’re gonna get a whole heap of random numbers from yomm about how bad thems are compared with lilly WHITE li’l ol us

    .

    .oh

    Still no lnks I see (not that I’m disputing those particular figures, just that, the only link we’ve seen from him, is to the worlds Greatest Liar)

    I also remember when we so bravely sold out Australian Jobs to set up that economic plan, that Labor and Unions(BOO) were RACIST for wanting to protect said Australian jobs.

    Interesting times indeed. Time for Spud to wrest control back with our (imported) subs?

  166. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:50 pm

    Yes, what a shithole…
    Number of executions 2019
    USA 22

    And that’s your answer … compare executions in (mostly) totalitarian countries? FFS?

    Australia NIL 0 zilch nix

  167. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:57 pm

    More utter stupidity from the Scotty Command Post …

    Coalition vetoes funding for wind and battery farm in northern Queensland

    Keith Pitt says loan of up to $280m for a Kaban green energy hub near Cairns would be ‘inconsistent with the objectives and policies of the commonwealth’

    Pitts a National party stooge, well, LNP … and another fuckwit …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/06/coalition-vetoes-funding-for-wind-and-battery-farm-in-northern-queensland

    Thank christ I don’t pay anything for electricity … get an interest free loan and a solar system … the power bill reduction (and often return) will usually pay for the system in less than three years …

    They are less than half the price I paid 10 years ago.

    Next big buy will be a battery.

  168. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 3:13 pm

    “Superior economic managers”

    “Adults in charge”

    China will be really pissed when its decided to rip up the Memorandum of Understanding

    NT CLP senator Sam McMahon said the lease differed from Victoria’s recently revoked Belt and Road Initiative memorandum of understanding with China.

    “It is a commercial arrangement with a company; it’s not a direct arrangement with the Chinese Communist Party, so it does fall outside those terms,” she said.

    Ms McMahon said she was not in favour of revoking the lease on national security grounds.

    Veterinarians are all experts on national security and defence … 🙄

    When will Australia’s Federal politicians (particularly) undersand that the CCP “owns” every business in China … their market system is a faux version …

    I’ve been pointing out for years that China Towns AROUND the world don’t just flog Chinese tucker! Its a Chinese Commercial Invasion … trade always links to military …

  169. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 3:37 pm

    It is a commercial arrangement with a company

    Did they ask who owned the ‘company’?

  170. May 6, 2021 4:34 pm

    Is this why Josh Frydenberg always seems so self-satisfied whenever he’s standing behind Morrison…

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

  171. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:17 pm

    Scott Morrison has incorrectly characterised Australia’s policy on Taiwan in a radio interview in which he also declared he “stood for freedom”.

    Despite Australian government figures publicly warning about the risk of war in the region, the prime minister appeared to endorse a formula for Taiwan that is actually Beijing’s stated vision for unification with the currently self-governed island.

    When speaking about Taiwan, Morrison referred to “one country, two systems” – the principle that China pledged to apply when Hong Kong was returned to Beijing’s control in 1997. But this is not Australia’s policy in relation to Taiwan, and both sides of Taiwanese politics reject the idea.
    ‘Stronger together’: Taiwan foreign minister urges new alliance against China
    Read more

    The prime minister made the blunder on the same day a Chinese government agency suspended a form of economic dialogue with Australia – in what experts described as a mainly symbolic move indicative of the worsening relationship between the two countries.

    Just how incompetent is this self proclaimed “expert” on everything?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Morrison#Early_life_and_education

  172. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:20 pm

    OK the incompetent had a slip of the tongue … so where is Sky News ramming down his throat … or 4GB/BC and whatever other radio station wanks the Liberal Party?

  173. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:58 pm

    It’s ok, he fixed it TB

  174. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:17 pm

    Thai ambassador?

  175. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:17 pm

    ahhh … slow tonight!

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