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 We are still on holidays—mostly!

13.01.20. Although you may not think so, we are still on holidays—sort of! The addiction to dedicated service for our faithful readers is a hard habit to break—even the lure of a sleep-in can’t conquer. February 3rd will have us tumbling too, but not at 3am. That deadline is too demanding for old curmudgeons. Our comment is thus hurried, harried and sometimes lacks depth of detail—more time for research and ridicule is required for that betterment. As does the creation of rude names for those who do us poor service! Until then, keep well and maintain the rage!

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  • Pensioner Pete 20/12/2019, 7:03 am

    A Merry Christmas, happy and prosperous New Year I wish upon us all, let 2020 be the year of greatness and wonder.

    My best regards to you all, especially MM Ed for all your hard work keeping MM alive and healthy.

    PP.

  • Eliza 20/12/2019, 7:14 am

    Good Stuff and enjoy your break! Happy Christmas MM.

  • DT 20/12/2019, 7:23 am

    Happy Christmas everybody.

  • Albert 20/12/2019, 7:28 am

    Merry Christmas to all the followers of MM and a special Christmas greeting to the Ed for all of his dedication and hard work.

  • seadogger 20/12/2019, 7:32 am

    Merry Christmas to all and a Hearty New Year in which we may see some sanity restored to the world.

  • Ex ADF 20/12/2019, 7:44 am

    Merry Xmas MM.

  • Aktosplatz 20/12/2019, 8:21 am

    Thank you for all your Outstanding Work MM Ed. you have been helpful to me too, when I was getting all my hyperlinks mixed up.

    But your articles have been brilliant. And thanks to all Commentators, there is such a wealth of knowledge here, and I have learned lots.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Everyone.

    • Aktosplatz 20/12/2019, 3:10 pm

      I would like to also remember Jack Richards.

  • Lorraine 20/12/2019, 8:43 am

    Merry Christmas to all and especially to the MM Ed. what a year 2019 has been, not the Shorten Lead Government, and not quite the man we wish SCOMO would be. We must be thankful for small mercies, we have not got perfection, but we are so better off than the “IF” Count the blessings

  • Rubyred 20/12/2019, 9:03 am

    I wish all at Morning Mail Admin, and the contributors a Very Merry, Happy and Holy Christmas and trust that we all come back next year better than ever and refreshed for the fight against the Communists trying to take over our country.

    Let us all just relax and enjoy being with our family and friends but still keep an eye open for whatever mischief the left is brewing. Check out Sydney Criminal Lawyers getting up a Change.Org petition to remove the Prime Minister. Just as unhinged as the American Democrats.

  • ibbit 20/12/2019, 9:48 am

    Best wishes for Christmas and 2020 to all. Thanks to MM.Eds for keeping this much loved digest going.

  • Margaret 20/12/2019, 10:08 am

    Merry Christmas to everyone who contributes to Morning Mail.
    Thank you Ed.

  • Pepperpete 20/12/2019, 10:29 am

    Merry Christmas MM. Thank you.

  • Deano 20/12/2019, 11:10 am

    Merry Christmas to all who frequent this site and maintain it. Great to see our tradition of Christmas resists all attempts to ruin it.

  • nev 20/12/2019, 11:40 am

    Happy relaxing Christmas to all who are drawn to MM to comment, listen and learn and in particular our ever attentive overworked ED who does it all with great humor.
    Cheers

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 20/12/2019, 11:50 am

    Merry Christmas to you all for you prove that there are some Australians still out there who are prepared to stand up and get counted, and may a galloping pox befall all those who try and demean our land.

  • Honeybadger 20/12/2019, 12:17 pm

    So appreciative of your witty, insightful commentary MM Ed, followed by articles which are often behind paywalls which we cannot access. A great service even though the articles are often bad for the BP.
    Merry Christmas to one and all.

  • Cliff 20/12/2019, 12:32 pm

    Hmmm… I suspect that this would NOT be the place to wish you all “Happy Holidays”? 🙂 I wouldn’t dare. Merry Christmas to you all.

  • Bwana Neusi 20/12/2019, 12:47 pm

    Merry Christmas one and all and may the New Year be kind and prosperous.

  • Neville 20/12/2019, 10:01 pm

    A very Merry Christmas to everyone here, and a big SPECIAL Happy Christmas to MMEd for you work in keeping this happy little blog going; well done, mate!
    Also everyone please remember in your Xmas wishes:
    Jack Richards
    Joe Bloggs
    Happy New Year, everyone!
    Neville

    • TommyGun 21/12/2019, 8:39 am

      Neville,

      Joe Bloggs hasn’t posted for a long time.
      Is he OK? I think he lived in SA.

      • Neville 22/12/2019, 10:36 am

        TG, he wrote quite some time back about how he would need to withdraw a bit, or more than a bit, from reading/commenting here. I got the general impression that he was not well. He always wrote pithily, and to the point, no wankery (like SOME here!), and was always vastly amusing.
        I miss him, and wish him well.

      • TommyGun 22/12/2019, 8:42 pm

        Yes; his comments used to crack me up!
        If I recall correctly he reserved his best wit for skewering the hapless Turnbull. When The TURD was deposed, Bloggs stopped contributing.
        I also hope he is well and maybe makes a guest appearance now and again.

  • Disgruntled 21/12/2019, 7:59 am

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all who contribute to this site to make it what it is. Especially those who make it possible and keep it going. Every day this site is one of the first that I look at and the posted comments are very interesting and informative as well as the links provided.

    You do not get this from the gABC!! I’m looking forward to next year as no doubt there will be probably more content available, absolutely no doubt at all. There are too many silly and crazy people and getting crazier by the day for it to be any different.

  • TommyGun 21/12/2019, 8:36 am

    Thanks to everyone who posts comments here; I enjoy reading them.
    Thanks especially to the hard-working, early-rising Editor(s) who keep MM going. It is an oasis of sanity in a desert of Left-wing idiocy.
    Merry Christmas to everyone.
    Best wishes to Jack Richards.

    • Neville 22/12/2019, 10:37 am

      Concur!

  • JRT 21/12/2019, 12:52 pm

    Christmas gift suggestions:
    To your enemy, forgiveness.
    To an opponent, tolerance.
    To a friend, your heart.
    To a customer, service.
    To all, charity.
    To every child, a good example.
    To yourself, respect.

    I wish you love in loneliness, peace in trouble and white Christmas but if your white wine runs out, resort to red. Merry Christmas.

  • Jack Richards 22/12/2019, 10:55 am

    Many thanks to the MM staff and all the regulars who contribute – and to those wishing me well and keeping me in their thoughts.

    There were many times since I was diagnosed on 24 April when I didn’t think I’d be here for Christmas – and many doctors said I wouldn’t be – but here I am. For how much longer is anyone’s guess as, with this disease of Stage 4 metastasising cancer of the pancreas, things can change in a matter of hours.

    As I wrote last week, I’m no longer receiving any treatment for the disease itself but just palliative care. That means controlling the pain which seems to ratchet up a notch each week. I’ve gone from around 30mg of morphine a day to over 100mg a day now. It’s effective most of the time and it’s now uncommon for me to be curled up in the foetal position, barely able to breathe let alone talk, with excruciating pain in the back and gut. Mostly I feel almost normal.

    A week ago I replaced and painted some of the weather boards on the northern wall of my house. I had to climb a ladder and spend a bit of time up it ripping out the old boards, putting in the new, and painting them. On Monday morning I woke with excruciating pain in the soles of both feet – it felt like someone had beaten the soles of my feet with a baseball bat. I couldn’t walk and need a walking frame or a wheelchair to get from anywhere to anywhere. The strange thing is that morphine didn’t do anything for that foot pain. But Panadol relieved it to some extent. In any event I saw my GP who opined that I’d strained the tendons in both feet. Why, I don’t know, as I’ve spent plenty of time up a ladder over the past few months without this happening. Today I’m almost back to normal and can walk unaided again. But I’ve learned my lesson and won’t be doing anything that’s likely to put any pressure on my feet. Things are difficult enough without unnecessarily crippling myself for a week.

    We live in interesting times! Like all MM readers I try to keep myself well informed of what’s happening around the country and the world and all I can say is that the western world seems to be getting more insane by the day. Yet again the “progressives” have launched an all-out attack on Christmas and the whole Christian tradition – even down to demanding that Santa Claus be re-badged as either “gender neutral” or as a woman. We’ve seen a woman in Britain lose her job for asserting the obvious biological fact that there are only two sexes and they are determined by immutable chromosomes that appear in every one of the trillions of cells that make up the human body. You’re either XY (Male) or XX (female) and no amount of surgery, hormone pills, or delusions can change that. But a British court has deemed saying that as being a “hate crime”!

    In the USA we’ve seen President Trump impeached by the House of Representatives – all along party lines – without a shred of solid evidence and even though the Democrats know that there’s zero chance of this nonsense being upheld in the Senate. The whole point of this puerile exercise in corrupting this constitutional safeguard is to smear Trump and de-rail his re-election campaign. But they’ve painted themselves into a corner and this whole spiteful campaign has seen Trump’s re-election campaign surge.

    In Britain the people, yet again, voted for Brexit and the man who will get it done; Boris Johnson. But as in the USA, and here, the Left will not accept the outcome of a democratic and fair election. Instead they’ve taken to the streets, attacked conservatives, and even claimed the election was invalid because they lost – and all those xenophobic bigots living in what used to be Labour’s heartland got it all wrong and are too stupid to know what’s good for them. We even have some worthless “English” rap singer claiming the result proved that the British are 100% “racist”.

    Here we’ve had a hue-and-cry over Morrison taking a holiday while the bushfires raged. Just a few years ago the same mob denouncing Morrison for not being here were denouncing Tony Abbott for actually being with his fire brigade and out in the bush fighting the fires. The hypocrisy is truly breath taking. Given that fire-fighting and emergency services all come under State government control, I’m at a loss to know what the Left expected Morrison to do. They’ve offered no reason but simply saw his absence as an opportunity to launch an attack out of pure spite.

    Christmas will soon be over so we’ll all have to gird our loins for the annual protests about Australia Day. All the usual rabble will be out on the streets demanding its abolition; accusing us all yet again of “racism” and “genocide” (which never happened); and generally pouring as much shit as they can on Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-European Australians, our history (mostly pure invention like Pascoe’s “Dark Emu”), our culture and our traditions. We’ll be accused, yet again, of invasion, rape, murder, genocide, child stealing, theft on a continental scale and we’ll be told that anyone waving an Australian Flag on Australia Day is a xenophobic bigot and a white supremacist racist and the lowest of the low – an absolute “deplorable” like all those red-neck trailer-trash scum who live in the “fly-over” parts of the USA.

    I read, with some interest, that the collective Left is now worried about the number of straight, white males drifting to the right of politics and becoming ever more militant. They can’t understand it. Maybe they should look at the offense and insults they continually heap on straight white males, the most demonised race/gender on earth, and how they love to accuse and convict that group of everything that’s gone wrong with the world since Moses was pulled from the bulrushes. Truth and historical facts are blithely ignored in the rush to demonise and destroy and a growing number of people are thoroughly sick of it and are starting to fight back – even though the Left has imposed “hate speech” laws to silence anyone with a dissenting voice; anyone who disagrees with the Left ideology and re-invented narrative of the past.

    I see that India is starting to crack along sectarian lines. The Hindus have tired of the endless demands of Muslims and of their regular violence against all other faiths. India, indeed the whole sub-continent, could implode into a massive sectarian war that would have every chance of turning nuclear as both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and, as we know, Islam teaches that there’s no better thing than to die for Allah so it’s quite possible Imran Khan will push the button.

    The future looks both bleak and promising. The next few years, I think, will be a turning point in world history. If the collective Left win this ideological cold war then the west will descend into an Orwellian nightmare even more extreme than Orwell could have imagined. Try to imagine a world run a combination of the Inquisition, the Revolutionary Tribunals, the Gestapo, the NKVD/KGB, and the Stasi where the slightest wrong-think expressed out loud will get you years in a Gulag, or a firing squad and where we’ll all be required to believe, enthusiastically, that what we know to be completely false is actually true.

    Yes, we live in interesting times.

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all at the Morning Mail.

    • Tony H 25/12/2019, 11:40 am

      Well said Jack. I agree with your comments 100%. Good luck to you and have a very Merry Christmas.

    • Peter W 02/01/2020, 9:30 am

      You’re in our thoughts Jack, take care, your posts will leave us all in a better space.

  • TommyGun 22/12/2019, 8:54 pm

    Dear Jack,
    Heartfelt thanks for your excellent letter…somehow you manage to put into words that which I (maybe many of us) feel but haven’t got the talent to arrange the words like you do.
    Glad to know that you are still able to do the jobs you want to do and that, in a couple of days you will be able to have Christmas with your family.
    You are an inspiration.

    Best wishes,

    TG

    • Disgruntled 23/12/2019, 6:35 am

      Tommy, I wholeheartedly agree with you re. Jack.
      And to Jack. I wish you all the very best, and I wish I could put into print what I feel as eloquently as you are able to do.
      Cheers and best wishes to all.

  • Grumpy Geezer 23/12/2019, 8:51 am

    This depraved, unspeakably callous monster, Dutton, is using inhumanity, hatred, fear, division and breathtaking sadistic mistreatment of desperate asylum seekers to cater to the decreasing number of his putrid rabble of xenophobic racist supporters in the red-neck haven of far northern Queensland and other areas of Bogan Australia!
    What is really worrying, is that this demonic creature has been salivating after the PM job for years and now that MorriScum has chosen to abandon Australia, race over to Hawaii (in order to hand over $150K of taxpayer funds to his mentor, Brian Houston of Hillsong notoriety), it looks like SlowMo has committed professional suicide with Dutton waiting in the wings like some enormous, demonic Grim Reaper!
    In the Lying Nazi Party, the psuedo-leaders, bible-thumping hypocrites and sociopathic sadists just seem to get worse and worse! We all thought that we couldn’t possibly do worse than that the snivelling, pathological liar and alleged war criminal, John Howard, eh? Then, along came Phony Abbott – a swaggering, misogynistic, raw-onion-eating bogan who had the foresight and intelligence of a telegraph pole! Tony Grabbit proved to be such an unconscionable serial liar, he almost made Howard look honest by comparison! Abbott even bragged about lying – who else could wear dishonesty and deceit like a badge of honour?
    To make matters even more intolerable, Abbott revealed himself to be so corrupt, his blatant nepotism in handing over plumb government jobs to his “mates” became a frequent and disreputable hallmark of his short career as the worst PM on record … this included handing all three of his daughters high-paying plum jobs (none of whom – it is arguable – had one iota of training for those positions).
    Abbott, always the crawling, obsequious imperialist, then thought handing over a knighthood to the Duke of Edinburgh would be a good idea! Phil is a condescending member of the Royal Family whose lack of tact rivals Abbott and who is known to despise Australia and Australians with fervour. Abbott’s decision to reward Phil’s bad behaviour (not surprisingly) proved to be a very unpopular idea and Phony Tony soon realised that his breathtaking lack of good judgement (that embarrassed our nation on the world stage) would spell the end to a brief political parasitic career that was littered with non-achievement, lies, corruption and internationally embarrassing faux pas! Next!
    Then we had the supercilious Turnbull. After Abbott was unceremoniously kicked to the kerb, I think we all felt that Turnbull would have to be an improvement, eh? I mean, really? After all, wasn’t this the man who headed our Republican movement? Wasn’t this the man who cheered on the ALP version of the progressive NBN – the Labor-backed system that was supposed to be operated by optic fibre instead of antiquated copper? Nope! Nope! Nope! Instead of that man, we got the gutless version of the capitalistic hero to neoliberalism who kowtowed to the shrieking hysteria and paranoia of the far-right extremists rising from the depths of the increasingly soulless and self-serving LNP like a cancerous growth. Instead of that man, we got a lily-livered version of Turnbull who folded faster than a paper tent in a gale! We got the cheaper, slower version of the NBN that made Australia go from hero to zero as a nation with one of the world’s worst, most regressive national network systems. We all hoped Turnbull would soften the LNP’s cruel, hard-lined approach to its illegal detention of asylum seekers – but it wasn’t to be! Turnbull’s short tenure as PM was littered with disappointment, a total lack of initiative, zero foresight, a total lack of courage against the ravaging extreme right-wing and devastating policies that further targeted the poor to feed the rich. It wasn’t long before the Grim Reapers within the LNP started sharpening their knives and, in the end, Turnbull had so many blades in his back, he looked like one of Edith Head’s pin cushions! Next!
    My God, what happened next was, perhaps, the worst cut of all! The insufferable, bible-thumping Pentecostal hypocrite, Scott Morrison – aka the Liar from the Shire! WOW! This bastard is beyond words! Sanctimoniously preaching, waving a bible on one hand whilst destroying and selling off everything taxpayers own, vandalising our environment and maintaining an unspeakably cruel stance on illegally detained asylum seekers with the other!
    Here is a depraved individual who is so arrogant, so smug, he can barely hide his condescending contempt for us mere mortals, we ordinary Australians who pay his huge, undeserved salary (a salary he had the gall to increase no less than three times whilst our wages have been stagnated for years). Now that Morrison is one of the highest paid leaders in the OECD world – earning a salary higher than his hero, the recently impeached President Trump; higher than the revered Angela Merkel; higher than the bumbling clown, Boris Johnson – Australians would have every right to expect this megalomaniacal narcissist (Morrison) to get off his ample behind and do a bit of hard yakka, right? Nope! Nope! Nope!
    After doing six months of delegated destruction and turning our country to shit in record time, MorriScum decided he had had enough of doing nothing to benefit the lives of ordinary Australians, pack his bags and get his family as far away from the catastrophic fires and smoke-filled pollution as he could and take a taxpayer-funded first class flight to Hawaii for a “much-deserved” rest from doing zip!
    Morrison’s government has barely sat in parliament for 14 weeks of his short reign as the newly appointed worst PM in living memory! This is the man who defunded State schools to the tune of millions whilst pouring countless millions into the religious hysteria of Pentecostal religious schools throughout the nation! This is the man who (like Howard, Abbott and Turnbull before him) kowtowed to the unelected swill in the IPA, following their notorious neoliberal agenda to the letter in defunding the ABC into oblivion, the last taxpayer-owned form of media which is (mostly) outside of Murdoch’s manipulative reign of influence constantly spouting the politically-biased propaganda of the LNP and character-assassinating attacks on anyone opposed to the callous inhumanity, rising fascism and lack of transparency of the LNP/Murdoch/IPA Alliance!
    This is the tyrannical dictator who refuses to be questioned, refuses to be challenged, who cowardly runs away from interrogation and whose smug superiority is becoming so insufferably intolerable, the growing amount of simpering rage in Australia is almost tangible. This is the snake-oil salesman who’s fake pretence at being “one of the boys”, a football-loving-bogan of the Insular Peninsular cannot hide his hatred and loathing of our egalitarian life.
    Morrison went on and on tearing down our democracy, piece by piece: shutting down free speech by infiltrating our taxpayer-owned ABC by parachuting a variety of IPA representatives and LNP/Murdoch sycophants onto the Board of the ABC to ensure that its LNP-bias is complete; arresting journalists, prosecuting whistle blowers and, now, attempting to obstruct, charge and prosecuting citizens of our nation who dare to practise their democratic right to protest against the LNP’s climate-change-denying lunacy, its ongoing horrendous waste of taxpayer funds, its short-sighted ineptitude, callous inhumanity which is now receiving international condemnation and its rising, very worrying, level of horrendous fascism! This is a man who believes the sadistic, soulless, child-torturing grub, Peter Dutton, is doing a great job as the terrifying SS Guard to our borders! Morrison, clearly, is a man too stupid, too lacking in good judgement and/or insight to realise that it is Dutton who is waiting, scythe in hand, to remove SlowMo at the first opportunity so that he (Dutton) is next! God help us!
    Make sure none of these grubs are “Next!” – kick them all out at the next federal election! There is not one person in the whole cabinet of the LNP who has a single redeeming feature – not one! Albanese may not be everyone’s cup of tea but, at least, he has a cabinet of competent, compassionate and hard-working people behind him.

    • Jack Richards 23/12/2019, 10:03 am

      It’s been a while since I read as much condensed hate as I just waded through in this. It positively drips with contempt and loathing for the working and middle classes of Australia, Great Britain and the United States. It convicts everyone, with even a centrist view, of an endless series of crimes against humanity.

      This is just the sort of demonising hatred, unbridled contempt, and extreme Left lying that will drive many of the objects of that febrile detestation even further to the right.

      Whoever write this litany of shit must be stupid enough to think that gravely insulting most of the people of this country, and smearing their duly elected representatives with all manner of febrile accusations, is a good way to win the hearts and minds of all those bogans, hicks, uneducated yokels – people like me – who live in the outer suburbs, country towns and rural locations across this land.

      Quite obviously, whoever wrote this is filled with nothing but hate, pure seething hate, for most of the people of this nation.

      Perhaps it’s a joke; a parody; but perhaps not. Maybe it’s an expression of the world view of some miserable loser, some social pariah, sitting over his keyboard in his mother’s converted garage, projecting onto others his self-loathing as he tries to find a reason for his (or her) total failure to amount to anything.

      The description of Labor’s front bench as “…competent, compassionate and hard-working people…” makes me think this is a joke. Most of them were part of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd disaster and proved themselves to be utterly inept and incompetent and who managed to mismanage this country to the brink of ruination.

      But I’m glad there are seething visceral haters out there who will write this sort of stuff. I believe in free speech even when that speech infuriates most people and makes them want to puke and kick in the head of the author. This unmasks the thinking of the extreme Left who absolutely and overtly detest the very people they claim to champion.

      • TommyGun 24/12/2019, 6:41 pm

        You’re being kind and giving him the “benefit of the doubt”, Jack.
        I tend to agree with your earlier comment that it’s a hateful litany of shit, written by a Leftard loser.
        I just want to make one point; NOT ONE of those scumbag “asylum-seekers” are subject to “sadistic mistreatment”…they are free to go ANYTIME they want. All they have to do is ask to be returned to their home country. They’ll be flown back WITH money. Taxpayer’s money.

    • Albatross 26/12/2019, 6:34 am

      I think Grumpy Geezer shared my Christmas Day lunch table.

      Seriously, people, there are individuals out there who think this way, and who are so certain they are right, they regale those around them with the kind of sh-eye-t we read in GG’s post, smugly confident that no right-(or should that be left?)thinking person with half a brain could possibly disagree with them.

      I have (or should that more accurately read ‘still am’?) endured/enduring a ‘family and friends’ Christmas with almost 20 such individuals – and I think I could safely say that I have never encountered such unhappy people in my life. They psychoanalyse every and anything to the point where they find something – anything – negative in human behaviour that (of course) THEY have risen above.

      For instance, Christianity, (which we are ##%%%% celebrating, FFS!!!!), is utter shit, and how could ANYONE be so STUPID as to to believe in God? Then we move on to an hilarious (!) discussion of nativity scenes where the baby Jesus looks like a tampon. I hear you say – “A tampon?” Yup. I kid you not.

      Between constant kicks under the table from my wife ‘to keep the peace’, I grit my teeth and keep silent in between taking all the empties out to the bin – a task that lefties, at least this mob, seem to think just happens by magic, without human (or ‘superior human’) intervention being required.

      I keep telling myself that these people vote, God help us.

      • Peter W 02/01/2020, 9:41 am

        Yep Albatross, we all have to interact with these nutters. The Greenies are now cowering with comments like “we’re all to blame” for the bushfires, everyone who uses a coal power sourced appliance or drives a car.
        No mention of locked up NPs and un-managed State Forests etc. No mention of 20-30 years of fuel in these areas…

        Utopia will reign with no bush fires and the climate will be able to be dialed up to one’s taste for the day. Ahhh, that Paris Agreement!
        Will it right the world and have these anti Australian country shoppers leave to see their nation blooming again?

    • Aktosplatz 03/01/2020, 9:57 am

      Is this some sort of bad joke?

  • DT 23/12/2019, 1:43 pm

    Santa arrived here on Sunday late afternoon and is still flying around in our sky delivering rainwater.

    Must have Raindeers?

  • Karen 25/12/2019, 12:18 pm

    Ditto to all the comments above, with exception to the Grumpy Geezer.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

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