Victoria: The Stinker State

Keith Windschuttle on the foulest pong in Australia: VicPol’s Shame: Smelly Cans to Open.
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11 Responses to Victoria: The Stinker State

  1. Lee says:

    No conservative government of recent years would have survived any or all of such scandals.
    Yet Teflon Dan is still premier.

  2. Terry says:

    ‘No conservative government of recent years…’…or of recent decades I would argue, despite being labeled as such by themselves (“in name only” comes to mind) and those complicit in corporate media/propaganda – that’s at least part of the problem 😉

  3. Buccaneer says:

    There is a purpose to the deliberate suppression off stories like this. That purpose is to help marginalise conservative politicians, this works through constant reminder that if they ‘indulge in wrongthink’ the media will be all over them with bullshit stories while the are deliberately obtuse to left leaning politicians misadventures.
    This story is a great example, but a better one is the dichotomy of the treatment of Christian Porter vs the treatment of Bill Shorten.
    Shorten was pictured on Deutsche Welle new this morning addressing a crowd of Ukrainian protesters, Porter no longer has a public voice. Yes, I know Porter was not all that conservative, that only makes it more of a travesty.

  4. Boxcar says:

    My missing piece in t ejigsaw has always been Paul Bongiorno, who never appeared at either the Royal commission, or, more importantly, at Pell’s trial, where he was a resident at the same presbytery as Pell and Ridsdale at the same time.
    Bongiorno had made, was allowed to make, simple written submissions to both, but had he had the courage to appeared Pell’s trial, all the defence had to do was ask him if he knew about Ridsdale.
    “Yes” would have compromised him for not having done anything about it himself.
    ”No” would have exonerated Pell. Crickets!!!!!

    Bongiorno turned up at a Catholics for Renewal Conference in 2019, and proceeded to boil with unrestrained hatred of Pell, just prior to the High Court decision.

    For example:

    Now the purpose in telling you this, is not to deny George Pell his a right to exhaust the judicial process to establish his assertion that he is not guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

    Finally Bongiorno shed a little light here:

    A former apostolic nuncio told me that more often than not his terna of three names for who should be bishop or archbishop and where were ignored due to Pell’s interventions.

    This goes a long way to explaining why the Australian church lacks the sort of leadership we are now seeing from the German bishops who are pushing for real synodality, and the South American Bishops at the just-concluded Amazon synod.

  5. Entropy says:

    I am astonished that quadrant was able to publish these details.

  6. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Lee says:
    28 February, 2022 at 11:41 am
    No conservative government of recent years would have survived any or all of such scandals.
    Yet Teflon Dan is still premier.”

    Yes. Teflon Dan has a corrupt MSM running cover for him and an army of people on social media sewers protecting him.

  7. cuckoo says:

    I am astonished that quadrant was able to publish these details.

    Good on Windsch for putting it out there in cold print, the accusations against Pell were false. Surely the ALP or the ABC will fund J’s lawyers if he wants to sue.

  8. C.L. says:

    Sue, J, sue!
    Let Ashton and Overland testify for you under oath.


  9. C.L. says:

    Bongiorno doesn’t know what he’s talking about re terna of potential new bishops.

    The apostolic nuncio does not come up with the list of three. The names are proposed by senior diocesan officials, not the nunciature. If Pell used his influence to veto all three for a particular diocese, you can be sure there had been a smart-arsed attempt to force one radical candidate on a diocese by naming two completely inappropriate dills as the alternatives.

    A very old trick; Yes, Prime Minister even did an episode where it was part of the comedic plot. The Anglicans having kept a close-to-Catholic version of the terna list system, only with ‘the Queen’ – actually, the prime minister – giving final approval to one of two candidate.

  10. Lee says:

    Love Yes, Minister/Prime Minister.
    Currently working my way through my recently purchased DVD set.
    Haven’t seen them for about 25 years.
    Brilliantly written and acted.

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