The 9pm Surprise Christmas Plague Submarine

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaking at a press conference on 20 December 2020. (Screenshot via ABC News)

This isn’t quite part of the End of Spring Series 2020, but here we are anyway with an unscheduled podcast just for you.

In this episode we hear a prediction from 2016, and a theological theory about why Democrats are bad. But it’s not all about America. There are also Christmas messages from some of Australia’s favourite politicians, plus genuine medical advice, and quite a bit of subdued anger.

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CONVERSATION TOPICS: David King, Phillip Merrick, and Tim Holland.

THREE TRIGGER WORDS: Christopher Neal, John Lindsay, Joop de Wit, Rami, Wyld, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

ONE TRIGGER WORD: Andrew Groom, Benno Rice, Crispin Harris, Edward Thompson, Frank Filippone, John Twyman, Jon Eaves, Jonathan Ferguson, Karl Sinclair, Mark Newton, Matthew Moyle-Croft, Michael Cowley, Mick Fong, Paul Williams, Peter Blakeley, Peter Sandilands, Scott Reeves, Wade Bowmer, and four people who choose to remain anonymous.

FOOT SOLDIERS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM who gave a SLIGHTLY LESS BASIC TIP: Andrew Kennedy, Bob Ogden, Chris Lawrence, Coralie Naumann, David Heath, deejbah, dfk, Drew Mayo, Emma Cooper, Garth Kidd, Katie McLaughlin, Karloscar Hall, Leanne O’Donnell, Mathew McBride, Matthew Hall, Michael Harris, Michael Keating, Michael Rowe, Paris Lord, Peter McCrudden, Ric Hayman, Rohan Pearce, Smurfingbeer, Stacey Ryan, Stu Annels, Susan Rankin, Syl Mobile, Tim Bell, and seven people who choose to remain anonymous.

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Episode Links

  • NSW has recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases linked to the Northern Beaches outbreak, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian says infections have yet to spread to Greater Sydney.
  • ‘To all of those in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast, please do not come here.’ Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews tightens the New South Wales-Victoria border - amid a growing Northern Beaches cluster.
  • A series of episodes of The 9pm Edict produced in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, when it felt like a day-by-day or week-by-week account of how it was affecting me personally might be a good thing to do. But the months soon dragged on, and I stopped. However I might record a final episode looking back once it’s all over. Assuming it’ll ever be “all over”.
  • This ‘Dr.’ Says mRNA vaccine makes you patentable by turning you into a GMO.
  • Lorraine Jeanette Day (born July 24, 1937) is a US author, former orthopedic trauma surgeon and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and promoter of alternative cancer treatments.
  • From California to Maine, local news stations have been giving anti-vaccination activists a platform to spread misinformation.
  • Perhaps we should stop Chinese students studying here to send message. Added benefit of giving our unis chance to revive their standards and serve Australians again.
  • The more degrees unis pump out the less valuable they are. 10% of Australians in poverty have a bachelors degree.
  • Never in history have so many seemed so excited about the death of old Swedes. An uptick in deaths from or with COVID-19 in the Scandinavian nation late last month, in common with the rest of Europe, has prompted a deluge of condemnation: Sweden’s strategy to control the coronavirus has “failed”.
  • Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering “gene therapy” treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.
  • The Post asked readers to come up with a word or phrase to describe 2020. A 9-year-old in Mich. nails it.
  • During the U.S. Space Force 1-year anniversary celebration, VP Pence announces members will now be called "guardians."
  • Take 1-minute. Tony Schwartz predicted exactly what Trump would do when he lost the election. But THIS was before the 2016 election. Every last word applicable now...
  • Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination back in June 2015, Donald Trump stated "We need a leader that wrote 'The Art of the Deal' ". Tony Schwartz was the ghostwriter of the book Trump calls 'his proudest achievement'. Schwartz has been vocal about his regrets in working on the piece, but, having worked intimately with Trump, provides a fascinating perspective into the personality and idiosyncrasies of the Republican nominee.
  • Here's Michael Flynn on Newsmax saying that Trump could order "military capabilities" to swing states and "rerun an election in each of those states." "People out there talk about martial law like it's something that we've never done. Martial law has been instituted 64 times."
  • Right-wing pastor Steven Andrew says "God condemns Democrats" and calls on Christians to stand up and "chase them out of the nation": "God doesn't want them in Heaven, and we don't want them here."
  • 1 Suppose two persons have a dispute and enter into litigation, and the judges decide between them, declaring one to be in the right and the other to be in the wrong. 2 If the one in the wrong deserves to be flogged, the judge shall make that person lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of lashes proportionate to the offence. 3 Forty lashes may be given but not more; if more lashes than these are given, your neighbour will be degraded in your sight.
  • Filmed on 3rd March 2017 It's a big night for Jonathan Pie's career and his first ever attempt at "light entertainment". It does not go to plan.
  • Jonathan Pie is a fictional character created and portrayed by English comedian Tom Walker. A political correspondent, Pie appears in a series of online videos in which he rants and explodes in anger about the state of British, American and Australian politics, with the videos being presented as though he were a real reporter speaking his personal opinions to the camera before or after filming a regular news segment.
  • To my daughters Abbey and Lily, \you are both such a blessing to your mum and me.
  • Introducing the woman behind the most powerful man in the country.
  • It's always a wild ride with Bob Katter but his Christmas message is particularly incoherent.
  • Robert Bellarmine Carl Katter (born 22 May 1945) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1993. He was previously active in Queensland state politics from 1974 to 1992. Katter was a member of the National Party until 2001, when he left to sit as an independent. He formed his own party, Katter's Australian Party, in 2011.

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