Retreat Australia Fair

Toby is on the road doing his “footie reporter” thing and after a quick tour of the north country, he and James widen their scope to  take in the draconian measures elsewhere in the Commonwealth, namely that of Dan Andrews, the Premier of Victoria and Jacinda Ardern, the PM of New Zealand.

Of course they turn their sights to the unfolding disaster that is the fall of Afghanistan back into the hands of Taliban.

In a prologue to Culture Corner we look at the irony of the attempted cancellation of Scottish poet Kate Clanchy and the Orwellian capitulation of the Orwell Foundation.

James has started in on HBO’s White Lotus and quite enjoyed it until… well, you’ll find out, and Toby laments the bad turn that Ted Lasso (AppleTV) has taken in Season 2, but he does give a thumbs up to the Netflix movie Beckett.

This week’s opening sound of Dan Andrews courtesy of The Guardian of Australia.

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  1. PaulCollits Coolidge
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    There are two separate issues re Western Australia.  One, it isn’t so much liberal as separate.  And two, the current gauleiter who runs the place – now virtually a single party labor state – is right up there with the worst of the premiers.  He is out of control.  But they all are.  One of the myths is that Liberal run NSW is better off, Covid policy wise, that MelDanistan.  It is not.  NSW is run by the Liberal wets, who just as green-left and just as Covid-fascist as anyone.  And since ALL the oppositions support the Covid state, there is little joy in the major parties.  And do not mention the press, including Murdoch.  I cover this in a piece at TCW.

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    James praises the Taliban for being anti-vaxxers.

     I hope he was kidding.

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  3. William Laing Member
    William Laing
    @user_680378

    PaulCollits (View Comment):

    There are two separate issues re Western Australia. One, it isn’t so much liberal as separate. And two, the current gauleiter who runs the place – now virtually a single party labor state – is right up there with the worst of the premiers. He is out of control. But they all are. One of the myths is that Liberal run NSW is better off, Covid policy wise, that MelDanistan. It is not. NSW is run by the Liberal wets, who just as green-left and just as Covid-fascist as anyone. And since ALL the oppositions support the Covid state, there is little joy in the major parties. And do not mention the press, including Murdoch. I cover this in a piece at TCW.

     

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  4. William Laing Member
    William Laing
    @user_680378

    That sounds right. Mr Collits.@paulcollits What is TCW? I’ve never heard of it.

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  5. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
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    @JuliaBlaschke

    I’m not listening any more.  Delinpole is a moron.

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  6. Charlotte Member
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    @Charlotte

    Taras (View Comment):

    James praises the Taliban for being anti-vaxxers.

    I hope he was kidding.

    Hard to tell with James. I think he likes being provocative and seeing where his loony ideas ultimately lead.

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  7. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    William Laing (View Comment):

    That sounds right. Mr Collits.@ paulcollits What is TCW? I’ve never heard of it.

    Today’s Christian Woman? Total Carat Weight? Turnbuckle Wrestling Championship?

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