Victoria

Victorian Kindergarten?

This is what Victorian Premier Dan Andrews posted on his FB account this evening.

Effectively, Victorians are still being treated like children. Never mind the ineffective contact tracing methods. Why bother heeding the examples across all the other states which show low levels of infections, virtually zero deaths and a more or less open economy.

Maybe Ayn Rand can best describe this phenomenon.

Social distancing Sydney style

As the pandemic grips Sydney, residents exhibit their unbridled fear of catching coronavirus at Balmoral Beach.

We wonder if this was Victoria, that the state deficit could be wiped out in fines here alone.

Perhaps we should record Balmoral Beach as a potential hotspot and show the Victorian premier just how unnecessary his lockdown rules are when next to no cases will be recorded in NSW.

Victorians are expected to buy this crap?

What a farce. These are the responses given by senior officials in the Victoria government when questioned over who was responsible for ordering private security guards which led to the hotel quarantine outbreak fiasco.

These are the very people who expect Victorians to put trust in their ability to execute.

Selective memories aka lies.

No doubt when Premier Dan Andrews testifies at this enquiry, he’ll have forgotten too.

Any other state premier would be forced to resign over this debacle. Watch a willing media skip over this blithering incompetence and praise Dan Andrews for bringing forward the timeline to reopen the economy from lockdown because of his stewardship which he will end reneging on.

Let’s not forget the omnibus the premier is trying to ram through parliament which will allow unqualified public servants to arrest and detain Victorian residents indefinitely on the grounds of suspicion alone. No facts. Just a hunch they think one could be up to no good.

Principle ahead of expediency over COVID-19

What a refreshing article to read. When a man was pressured by bureaucrats to pull his head in over exposing their hypocrisy, he chose to resign in order to protect his free speech as opposed to caving to expediency.

Well worth the time. Mr Sabhlok’s words confirm much of what we have thought re the lack of accountability or leadership shown by the Andrews’ government in Victoria.

Who uses a fax machine?

How can anyone have confidence in Victorian Premier Dan Andrews when the government had been relying on a contact tracing method which utilized pen, paper and a fax machine? What happened to the super computer that has spat out the ridiculous numbers that have impacted so many Victorians?

Pretty much every other state uses QR codes to register when people have visited certain establishments. Only now Victoria plans to enter the digital age. Why didn’t Andrews call up NSW Premier Gladys Beijiklian and asked who developed hers?

Presumably Andrews can hire people to manually input the names, numbers and emails of those establishments and be able to trace after 3 weeks.

What could possibly go wrong? Johannes Leak’s cartoon is so on point.

Excellent summary of Victorian lockdown extension

Paul Murray explains what the extended lockdowns in Victoria mean. 6 more weeks. Video here.

Premier Dan Andrews isn’t interested in reality. To get 5 cases or less for 14 days in a row technically means that if 13 days had zero cases and one day 6, lockdown would stay. Utter madness.

We guess when the police state wants to handcuff pregnant mothers, best set the hurdles to nigh on impossibly low levels to ensure failure is guaranteed and keep the power trip going as long as possible.

Shameless. Spineless. Not based on science.

Kim Jong un would blush

It seems that gaslighting knows no bounds. Some Victorians want to pay homage to Victorian Premier Dan Andrews with virtual claps despite his utter failure in handling lockdown. The virtual claps forum reads:

Send Dan Andrews, Brett Sutton & team, and healthcare workers virtual claps for their continued hard work in getting the daily case numbers down. Thank you all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Please only use emojis/gif/image when you post comments here: https://www.facebook.com/2220925904795063/posts/2784157431805238/

Please remember to share this event with friends.

Updates (including current growth factor) will be provided on a regular basis. Let’s keep doing the right thing to bring down the growth factor.

Kim Jong Un would blush at such a show from his loyal peasants.

Never mind Dan Andrews and team presided over the most incompetent handling of the pandemic by any state government by far.

Where the facts reveal the Andrews’ team are the last people that should be in charge of anything. 26% of the nation’s population and over 88% of the total death toll from coronavirus.

Where Victoria Police arrested and handcuffed a pregnant women who could face jail time of up to 15 years for incitement.

Where BLM protests took place with next to no enforcement of the lockdown laws. The three organizers were given fines but nothing more. Double standards.

Where private security guards – put in charge of quarantine hotels – slept with the people they were ordered to professionally look after. The same guards that were given a quick course in diversity instead of training in dealing with coronavirus.

Perhaps these brainwashed Victorians who want to make empty gestures on social media may think differently when they discover that the Andrews’ government will deliver what socialism always does – shared misery.

Life experience politicians vs Career politicians

It is so refreshing when politicians have life experience. South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem posted the following statement. As a small business owner herself, she knew how they functioned and has opened her state’s doors to welcome anyone fleeing lawless Democrat run cities, towns and states.

You’ve heard me say many times that South Dakota never closed. We allowed South Dakotans to make the best decisions for themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. But we were unique in this path; other states made different choices. In fact, in some places businesses have been closed for the past six months. How are small business owners supposed to make ends meet in states that have locked down their economies for six months straight?

This isn’t a hypothetical question to me. As a former small business owner, I’ve personally dealt with the struggles of keeping a business afloat. When my dad passed away, I had to take charge of our family’s farming operation. We struggled to balance paying our IRS bill with payroll and all the other expenses that are a regular part of running a small business. If we’d been forced to shut down for six months in the middle of it all, our business would not have made it.

That’s exactly what we’re seeing play out across the country. As a result of extended lockdowns, countless businesses are closing. In July, Yelp announced that more than 72,000 businesses on the site had closed for good since the start of the pandemic, and that was more than a month ago. Retailers and restaurants have been hit especially hard.

These businesses are more than just storefronts – they’re people’s livelihoods. They put food on the table, not only for small business owners, but also for their employees. Without businesses to employ these workers, states that have been shut down will struggle to recover even after they reopen.

Here in South Dakota, because we didn’t shut down our state, the recovery story is far stronger. According to the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, South Dakota had the fewest low-income job losses of any state in our region, and as of the end of June, we’d already recovered nearly all of those losses. Our weekly initial unemployment claims continue to drop. This is positive news coming into the Labor Day weekend.

Our tourism industry is rebounding strongly as well. South Dakota is the third best state in the country for domestic tourism bookings compared to the start of the pandemic. Interest in visiting South Dakota has surged, meaning we’ll continue to see friendly faces visiting our state in the weeks, months, and years to come.

We’re hearing from lots of folks interested in not only visiting South Dakota, but moving here full-time. If business owners are sick and tired of the lockdowns in other states, I want them to know that they have another option. They can come to South Dakota. We respect our people’s rights, and we won’t shut businesses down. We’re open for opportunity, and on my watch, we always will be.”

Maybe some lessons for the State of Victoria, Australia. Are you listening, Dan Andrews? Of course not.

Victorian Stasi handcuff pregnant woman in front of her kids

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_logo&time_continue=210&v=pym4q9tladg

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews is an utter disgrace. What an absolute farce. This video should make your blood boil. Excessive, much? He has just proven beyond any doubt as to exactly why he should never be granted more powers.

A pregnant mother, Zoe Lee, was arrested in her home, handcuffed in her pyjamas in front of her kids and had her mobile and computer devices seized for ‘incitement’ to protest the government’s lockdown extension.

Yes, big brother saw her Facebook post titled, ‘ Freedom Day in Ballarat‘ to be held on September 5th. Zoe Lee openly requested people observe social distancing and wear masks in her post. For context, Ballarat has 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Hardly a hot spot.

Black Lives Matter protest – ok. Question the incompetence of the state – arrest.

This is not Australia. The double standards. Dan Andrews blithering incompetence has led to his state being responsible for 82% of deaths across Australia.

Surely, if citizens get a free pass to protest BLM they have every right to peacefully protest to question the the grant of even more powers to the last person qualified to use them.

Never mind that Zoe Lee had an ultrasound appointment that day, the state goons cuffed her anyway. She was hardly a flight risk.

Add this debacle to the ever growing list of failure – the hotel quarantine disaster, training private security guards in diversity not coronavirus prevention, rejecting ADF help, covering up of private security having sex with quarantined hotel guests, fining people for playing golf or fishing and so on.

Some might accuse Zoe Lee of playing with fire. Others might argue she embodies exactly what frustrated Victorians think of the totalitarian one size fits all measures to go to these lengths.

Such is the irony that Andrews posted this today,

I know some people have strong feelings about the State of Emergency legislation that passed the Upper House last night.

Debate is healthy. Differing opinions are what our democracy is built on.

Andrews should resign. #FreeZoeLee

Power to enter your home without a warrant?

Paul Murray sensibly summarizes Premier Dan Andrews proposed 12 month lockdown and calls out the disgraceful media response to it.

It is shocking to see that a government with no Plan B thinks it should have the right to detain people and enter their homes without a warrant.

Victorians voted in Andrews despite the many scandals attached to him ahead of the election last year. Shame on the coalition for not defeating such a flawed candidate but there can be no question that buyer’s remorse is sinking in. Although not for all.

We encourage people to look at Dan Andrews Facebook page to see how many still compliment him for his unparalleled insight into the crisis. It is so effusive in praise that even Kim Jong-un would blush.