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Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
October 28, 2021 7:02 pm

I’ll just put this here: Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:02 pm

Lol! You are a bad man Roger. ?

Just for once I’ll take that as a compliment, calli.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:03 pm

The definitive historical study.

That sounds like fun Roger, and it’s on Kindle, so I’ve just bought it for $3.17!

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 28, 2021 7:04 pm

JC continues to cause trouble in the West. It seems he enabled some copper to beat a murder rap!

JC rallies held at WA Parliament House and in Geraldton after police officer cleared of murder

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:05 pm

In other news, Scotty is toast.

The distinguished James Allan – Garrick Prof of Law @ UQ – agrees.

Even Peta Credlin had an exasperated piece in The Oz today.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:06 pm

That sounds like fun Roger, and it’s on Kindle, so I’ve just bought it for $3.17!

I expect a review, Bruce!

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
October 28, 2021 7:06 pm

I won’t say what he called our revered PM tonight. This is a family blog.

calli every time that smirking lantern-jawed (insert expletive noun here) appears on the screen I have to close the french doors or leave the room or both, I mostly do both.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 7:07 pm

There’s a cruise ship called The World which sells apartments as in a high rise building, and it travels constantly. Some people live in these apartments permanently, with all their own facilities, and utilise the cruise facilities too

Sold. Count me in.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 7:08 pm

Cricket backflip: Quinton de Kock changes stance after T20 World Cup BLM kneeling furore

Foxsports1:31

By Ben Horne
News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom
7 minutes ago October 28, 2021
11 Comments

South African superstar Quinton de Kock has made a stunning backflip on his decision to walk out on the World Cup, and has indicated he will now take the knee in support of Black Lives Matter if given another opportunity to play for his country.

De Kock has issued an extraordinary apology to his teammates and South African fans for letting his country down over his political decision to pull out of a World Cup match against the West Indies following a Cricket South Africa board directive that all players must take a knee before matches.

The 28-year-old declared he was not a racist and revealed he comes from a mixed race family, where his half sisters are Coloured and his Step mother is Black.

In a lengthy statement, de Kock attempted to explain his position and apologised.

“I would like to start by saying sorry to my teammates, and the fans back home,” he said.

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 7:08 pm

Tintarella di Lunasays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:06 pm
I won’t say what he called our revered PM tonight. This is a family blog.

calli every time that smirking lantern-jawed (insert expletive noun here) appears on the screen I have to close the french doors or leave the room or both, I mostly do both.

What do you do when the Hunchback Fascist gets its ugly dick ears on the telly?

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 7:10 pm

Rosie:

You would think with so many ex military US movie producers would be spoiled for choice of quality armourers.

So you’d think, Rosie.
However this employ appears to have not had ‘quality’ as a prime determinate of ‘suitability’.
Perhaps ‘connections’ and ‘Youtube likes’ were higher qualifications.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:10 pm

I expect a review, Bruce!

Be a while Roger, I’m reading the official Australian WW2 war history v4 right now, which I do very slowly with fingers in three pages with maps and much digestion of footnotes. But it’s on my Kindle waiting ready and I see there’re sequels so he must’ve gotten some fans.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:10 pm

Kindle is great for things like that, Bruce.

I’ve got a library of 19th C. literature on mine.

I’ll never read it all but it’s there to dip into on a whim.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 7:11 pm

For those who don’t know, I come from a mixed race family. My half-sisters are Coloured and my step mom is Black. For me, Black lives have mattered since I was born. Not just because there was an international movement.

*thunderous applause*

Of course, if de Kock was trolling and his family were all Lethal Weapon 2 Seth Africans:

*standing ovation and thunderous applause*

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 7:12 pm

Hmm. Just read Zulu’s link.

Disappointing de-escalation.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 28, 2021 7:13 pm

Ernie Dingoat in action.

“When Aboriginal people go to court, there has to be people in that court who have medical background on mental health and depression,” he said.

“Because what happens is, when they go into court, the magistrate doesn’t have a clue and has no medical background.

“The lawyers don’t have no medical background.

“But [it’s decided] because they’re Aboriginal, they must be drunk, they must be on the drugs and we need to put them in Greenough [prison].”

The lady in question was a drug hoover.
A known drug hoover who was picked up and hospitalized (not arrested) last time she went off her trolley.

I struggle to understand what Mr Dingoat thinks would have worked out better for her other than not being armed with knives and waving them at a man with a pistol while off your tits on drugs.

Perhaps the cops should just slap them round a little eh Mr Dingoat? (allegedly..)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-04-18/assault-charge-against-ernie-dingo-dropped/2611630

An assault charge against television personality Ernie Dingo has been dropped by police in Western Australia.

Dingo was charged in August last year after the family of an 11-year-old boy complained to the police that the actor had slapped the child during an assembly at a Carnarvon primary school.

The 54-year-old denied the allegation and had been due to face a one day trial in the Carnarvon Magistrates Court next week.

However, the actor, the boy and his family were involved in a mediation conference in the town last week that led to a decision to drop the case.

The charge was officially withdrawn in court on Monday.

Last year, members of Dingo’s extended family said the charge was an attempt to damage his reputation.

At the time, the 21-year-old sister of the boy at the centre of the allegations said her family was being shunned by the community.

“It’s sad, like everyone’s just against us and they don’t even know what happened,” she said.

C.L.
C.L.
October 28, 2021 7:14 pm

I first blogged this here about two weeks ago…

Confirmed:

Victorian officials refuse to release vaccination status of virus deaths.

Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 7:18 pm

“In other news, Scotty is toast.”

No…not good enough, I want the toast that will be Scumbag Morrison, the Liberals and the Nationals at the next election cremated and thrown on a garbage dump.

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 7:19 pm

Sold. Count me in.

A song for Knuckles.

I posted this one because the *official* one is boring “story” style.

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 7:20 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:18 pm
“In other news, Scotty is toast.”

No…not good enough, I want the toast that will be Scumbag Morrison, the Liberals and the Nationals at the next election cremated and thrown on a garbage dump.

LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.

Good luck with that.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:21 pm

However this employ appears to have not had ‘quality’ as a prime determinate of ‘suitability’.
Perhaps ‘connections’ and ‘Youtube likes’ were higher qualifications.

And non-unionised hourly rates, by all accounts.

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 7:22 pm

There’s a cruise ship called The World which sells apartments as in a high rise building, and it travels constantly. Some people live in these apartments permanently, with all their own facilities, and utilise the cruise facilities too

What size guns does she have? Can one volunteer for the pirate suppression detail?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:22 pm

Kindle is great for things like that, Bruce.
I’ve got a library of 19th C. literature on mine.

Gutenberg is marvelous for such things. Schiller on the 30 Years War was a fine read (an English translation but). Although on my short term book pile I also have a HB called The Chinese Opium Wars by a guy called Beeching. No idea what it’s like but it’s from 1975 and I’ve not read about that section of history.

cohenite
October 28, 2021 7:23 pm

Black lives give me the shits.

Gab
Gab
October 28, 2021 7:25 pm

On now – must watch.
re Dan’s power grab to place us into permanent pandemic life in Vic.

Australian Influencers Join Forces – Emergency Live Zoom | Victorian Permanent Pandemic Laws
Australian influencers Join Forces Emergency Live Zoom Victorian Permanent Pandemic laws – Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic

https://rumble.com/voaz09-australian-influencers-join-forces-emergency-live-zoom-victorian-permanent-.html

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 7:25 pm

LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.

A minority Albanese Government, installed in coalition with the Greens?

Gab
Gab
October 28, 2021 7:28 pm

That Rumble link – all the ones who have been fighting for our freedoms and telling us what we can do to try to stop Dan’s grand pandemic Bill – which is sure to spread throughout Australia.

Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 7:30 pm

“LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.

Good luck with that.”

I don’t expect Albo and his corrupt cronies to be any better. But I’m tired, very tired, of the excuse parroted, one that’s been parroted for years, that voting for Morrison and the coalition is better because they’re not as bad as Labor. Spare me. The Liberal party is now just a “Labor lite” party and the “zero emissions” target just proves it.

James Allen says it best in his latest Quadrant piece.

Anthony Albanese will probably win the next election but my hope is that there will be a senate cross bench of UAP, Lib Dems and PHON.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 28, 2021 7:31 pm

C.L.
Cowie’s statements on vaccination percentages in hospital and positives tests is virtually impossible to believe.
85% not full vaccinated leaves only 16% partially vaccinated to make his 69% figure.
This is absurdly out of kilter with past published rates of fully vaccinated cases about 1/3 of partial vax patients.
Future courts will take a very dim view of this bureaucratic dishonesty.

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 7:32 pm

Gabsays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:28 pm
That Rumble link – all the ones who have been fighting for our freedoms and telling us what we can do to try to stop Dan’s grand pandemic Bill – which is sure to spread throughout Australia.

Unless that bastard barricades the border with NSW, I’m out.

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
October 28, 2021 7:32 pm

Anthony Albanese will probably win the next election but my hope is that there will be a senate cross bench of UAP, Lib Dems and PHON.

With an opposition in the parliament of UAP – LNP gone.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 28, 2021 7:32 pm

so we’ll be roaming the economy cabin constantly with snacks and drinks

Sure, sure, sure.
The trolly dollies normally take a few hours of shut eye in-between serving meals. I can’t see that changing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 7:32 pm

Very cool, calli.

Annie Lennox, if memory serves. No Wendy James from Transvision Vamp, but still.

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 7:33 pm

On now – must watch.
re Dan’s power grab to place us into permanent pandemic life in Vic.

Aussie Cossack on fire!

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 7:34 pm

Anthony Albanese will probably win the next election but my hope is that there will be a senate cross bench of UAP, Lib Dems and PHON.

That would indeed be a most salutary “outcome”.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 28, 2021 7:34 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
October 28, 2021 at 5:33 pm
Much written about Monash above, but Currie was also very creative,

Interesting that neither Monash, nor Russell or Currie were regular soldiers.

Russell was a former British regular who has served in the British and Indian Armies before moving to NZ. Gellibrand in the AIF was also a former British regular who had served in South Africa.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:34 pm

Black lives give me the shits.

Black lives!

America Gone Mad (Conrad Black, 27 Oct)

(Cats know all this stuff, but Mr Black is always a fine read.)

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 7:35 pm

rickwsays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:33 pm
On now – must watch.
re Dan’s power grab to place us into permanent pandemic life in Vic.

Aussie Cossack on fire!

All hot air. DickEars will get his way and we need to GTF out ASAP, preferably without the clot shot.

Indolent
Indolent
October 28, 2021 7:36 pm

Joe Rogan just told you that 200 people in Congress who got COVID were treated with ivermectin.

Makes perfect sense. Ivermectin for them while denying it for everyone else and pushing an experimental drug which somehow doesn’t seem to work (I wonder what it actually does do). What’s that word again? Oh yes, genocidal.

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 7:37 pm

All hot air. DickEars will get his way and we need to GTF out ASAP, preferably without the clot shot.

GTF out increasingly looks like the only option.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 28, 2021 7:38 pm

In blood curdling news, more totalitarian dictates from Victoriastan.

Reporter: “Do you have an understanding of how many of that 25 who passed away yesterday were vaccinated or unvaccinated?
Andrews Government functionary: “Those data are available but we are not going to report on that.”

Bushkid
Bushkid
October 28, 2021 7:38 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am

Just accidentally hit the report button on the submarine post, BoN!

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 28, 2021 7:39 pm

Snap on the Victorian truth-hiders, CL.
I was so curdled in the blood stakes I didn’t scroll back.

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
October 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Where were the Australian Government funding of ads on free to air, stating the case that the global warming scam is a scam and fraud? Can advertise for “vaccines” but not against global warming.
Where were the Australian Government threats to pull ad revenue from any FTA station that broadcast global warming scam panic?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Who will save Victorians from the cruelty of high priest of Covid mania?
Not Pontius Morrison, that’s for sure.

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 7:41 pm

rickwsays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:37 pm
All hot air. DickEars will get his way and we need to GTF out ASAP, preferably without the clot shot.

GTF out increasingly looks like the only option.

The main driver for me is when they mandate the clot shot for my kids, which I think is inevitable.

My company is QLD based and the Boss has said he’d never mandate it, so just work from home for good. His theory is that he doesn’t want to get sued if any of the staff died or had nasty reactions.

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 7:41 pm

“Those data are available but we are not going to report on that.”

Can’t even be bothered with a smokescreen.

Rabz
October 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Bluddee hell – that UN video Bolt’s just shown resembled a scene out of Idiocracy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:42 pm

That’s fine Bushkid since I said almost nice things about Alec Baldwin.
The movie was marvelous even if the Russian captain had a Scots accent.

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 7:43 pm

The main driver for me is when they mandate the clot shot for my kids, which I think is inevitable.

This is absolutely going to happen in Victoria.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 28, 2021 7:45 pm

Rogersays:
October 28, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Yeah, Arky. Become a Novocastrian. Lots of comfortable hovels up here.

Plus nice beaches.

This is what like-minded people need to do – buy up streets and suburbs and create enclaves.

Works for Muslims, pretty soon most of the suburb is theirs and the remaining Skips have to flee.

Also worked for lefties with Their ABC. From one (Ashton??) in the early 1970s to total domination in 30 years.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 7:46 pm

Top Ender:

“Cotton asked about a Loudoun County father who was dragged out of a school board meeting and arrested as he tried to tell the room his 15-year-old daughter had been raped by a boy dressed in a skirt at Stone Bridge High School in the girls’ bathroom.”

This where the “Transgender” Pied Piper is leading us.
Our children are are just treats for their perversions.
Anyone who supports this movement needs – in my opinion – a good Fisking of their criminal record.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:47 pm

that UN video Bolt’s just shown resembled a scene out of Idiocracy.

That the dinosaur cartoon?
Cartoon Dinosaur Lectures World Leaders on Climate in Infantile UN Video (27 Oct)

John of Mel
John of Mel
October 28, 2021 7:48 pm

Become a Novocastrian.

What does Novocatrian mean? I hope it’s nothing to do with “castrated”…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 7:51 pm

My God, Bolt’s an insufferable ponce.

Yes I am aware this is not news.

Funny dinosaur clip though.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 7:52 pm

What does Novocatrian mean?

I suspect I’m a Novocatrian Novocastrian since I’m a guy who lives in Ncl who comments on the New Cat.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 7:55 pm

Wendy James from Transvision Vamp, but still.

Phwoooaar!

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
October 28, 2021 7:57 pm

How’s this for an ABC headline: ‘world’s first unisex condom’?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-28/malaysian-gynaecologist-invents-unisex-condom/100577936

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 7:59 pm

Glad looking like Eeyore. Bumping uglies is just too much to contemplate.

How am I supposed to sleep after reading that?

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:02 pm

Annie Lennox, if memory serves.

Brilliant voice, classically trained so she uses all of it.

Novocastrian = Newcastle

For me, I’m in “environs” on the northern side.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 8:02 pm

After the past 18 months you can see why Peter Thiel is an advocate of a floating city in international waters.
..
That was my idea. He stole it.

Pretty sure it was an episode of The Goodies

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:04 pm

Oh, I see. I left out an “s”.

We are all NovoCatrian.

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:06 pm

Or would that be NovoFelixian?

We need the Deadman.

Zipster
Zipster
October 28, 2021 8:07 pm

that voting for Morrison and the coalition is better because they’re not as bad as Labor. Spare me. The Liberal party is now just a “Labor lite” party

which makes them not as bad as labor… oh wait.

anyone who votes for labor needs to be baldwinised

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 8:07 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Otherwise known as Black Hand Submarines Pty Ltd.

Ever since I’ve heard of this title – “Black Hand” – and it’s attachment to a faction of the Liberal Party, I’ve never heard the historical connection to the Mafia “Black Hand”.
It seems such a glaring error.
Anyone know why?

srr
srr
October 28, 2021 8:07 pm

“mh says:
October 28, 2021 at 6:37 pm

‘Alex Jones breaks down Joe Rogan’s bombshell info that over 200 members of Congress were treated with ivermectin while at the same time publicly denouncing the live-saving drug and suppressing its availability during the COVID crisis.’

***

That seems wild and crazy if true.”

Joe Rogan Bombshell: ‘200 Members of Congress Successfully Treated With Ivermectin’
October 27, 2021
Joe Rogan says that hundreds of members of Congress have been successfully treated with ivermectin – the same drug he used to treat his recent Covid infection.

During a recent podcast with Michael Malic, Rogan revealed that Dr. Pierre Kory from the Front Line Critical Care Covid group treated him and members of Congress with monoclonal antibodies, prednisone, z-pak, NAD, vitamins, and ivermectin.

“By the way, 200 Congresspeople have been treated with Ivermectin for Covid. Google that. You can probably find that in Dr. Pierre Kory’s Twitter page,” Rogan declared.

“Before there were vaccines, this was a common off-label treatment for Covid.”

Fun fact: Between 100-200 United States Congress Members (plus many of their staffers & family members) with COVID.. were treated by a colleague over the past 15 months with ivermectin & the I-MASK+ protocol at https://t.co/OvU8SLfLJq. None have gone to hospital. Just sayin’

— Pierre Kory, MD MPA (@PierreKory) October 8, 2021
Joe Rogan Vows to Sue CNN into Oblivion for ‘Making Sh*t Up’ About Ivermectin

“I do not know the motivation for demonizing this particular medication,” he added.

“But I would imagine some of it has to do with money because… this a generic drug now. The patent has run out… and it’s worth like 30 cent per dose.”

WATCH: https://newspunch.com/joe-rogan-bombshell-200-members-of-congress-successfully-treated-with-ivermectin/

John of Mel
John of Mel
October 28, 2021 8:07 pm

Oh, I see. I left out an “s”.
We are all NovoCatrian.

I did it first.

Rabz
October 28, 2021 8:07 pm

Bluddee hell – Alan Jones has just quoted an excerpt from my submission on the digital identity bill!

Woo-hoo!

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:09 pm

Hi Alan! 😀

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 8:09 pm

rickwsays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:43 pm
The main driver for me is when they mandate the clot shot for my kids, which I think is inevitable.

This is absolutely going to happen in Victoria.

Wont just be victoria. I need online options for my kid to do year 11 & 12. Vic is the only state that does not allow private online schools. There is a ‘government’ online school but they make it hard to get into.

So yeah, Id need to duck across the boarder unjabbed and get the kids enrolled online. I’ve already told my oldest she may need to repeat year 11. The price of not getting the clot shot.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 8:12 pm

Albanese’s problem is:
if he gets up, he’ll owe NewsCorp nothing, since while they’ve given him publicity, it, hasn’t been Kevin Rudd style.
So he’s gotta go.
Tanya Plibersek?
Lisa is a big wrap for Tanya, but Lisa has come under heavy fire from NewsCorp hacks recently.

Of course, if deaths escalate, Andrews will look like a genius and with the bloated CFMEU behind him he’d be hard to beat, but the CFMEU has come under fire from NewsCorp lately, so i’m calling it.
Kevin21/ShitShow 2.0.

Harlequin Decline
October 28, 2021 8:13 pm

A Canberra friend of mine is a lefty as you might expect. However he has one redeeming feature-he has looked into the Climate Change scam and rightfully concluded it is a load of crap.

He appears to have found where the ‘Net Zero’ horseshit originated from. Believe it or not it seems to have arisen out of a coven of demented zealots in Scotland. To quote from the link( hold onto your dinner)-

In 2013, a group of women sat around the kitchen table at Glen House, a country estate in the Scottish borders.

Farhana Yamin, one of the lead organisers, describes them as “lionesses”: a pride of around 30 lawyers, diplomats, financiers and activists on a mission to halt dangerous climate change.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 8:14 pm

Rabzsays:

October 28, 2021 at 8:07 pm

Bluddee hell – Alan Jones has just quoted an excerpt from my submission on the digital identity bill!

Yay!
The first Cat to make it on to AJ!

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 28, 2021 8:15 pm

Watched that ICAC hearing today. Hilarious part was when the Commissioner said there was a problem with one of the screens.

Eyore thought he would make a joke that it was pretty hot where he was sitting, and that might explain the problem.

The commissioner snapped back with a dour stare and commented that “it’s extremely cold where I’m sitting”. You could tell she wasn’t impressed.

Don’t blame her. Eyore had pretty much admitted that he had been helping a “Chinese mate” with confidential Government zoning information, and the reason he did so was that he fully expected to get a “kickback” on the deal.

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:17 pm

Arma, who is “Eyore”?

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 8:17 pm

North Adelaide makes the inside of a barrel quite an attractive proposition.

My cousin has a place in the Adelaide hills. Like living in the country and you are what, 45 minutes from the CBD? And there’s your problem. Worse surf than Perth if that is possible.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 8:17 pm

This is what like-minded people need to do – buy up streets and suburbs and create enclaves.

Works for Muslims, pretty soon most of the suburb is theirs and the remaining Skips have to flee.

I don’t particularly like the idea, but it seems to me to be the only viable defensive fall back position for like-minded conservative Christian folk in the post-liberal, neo-fascist urban context (other than emigration to more friendly polities).

Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 8:18 pm

“anyone who votes for labor needs to be baldwinised”

Agree…but which Baldwin? Peter or Alec?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 28, 2021 8:18 pm

Squash-head, calli.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 8:19 pm

Of course, if deaths escalate, Andrews will look like a genius

Uh-huh.

Nurse! Nurse! This one’s had an adverse reaction to his first dose of the gypsum!*

The Screens, Nurse! The Screens…

Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 8:20 pm

“I don’t particularly like the idea, but it seems to me to be the only viable defensive fall back position for like-minded conservative Christian folk in the post-liberal, neo-fascist urban context (other than emigration to more friendly polities).”

Jews have also done this for centuries.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 8:20 pm

Yay!
The first Cat to make it on to AJ!

I’m not entirely sure that is something to be celebrated.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 8:22 pm

Pretty sure it was an episode of The Goodies

Ah yes, The Saucy Gibbon…

I think they also started up a Pirate Postal Service in that episode, too…

#EckyThoomp!

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 28, 2021 8:22 pm

Arma, who is “Eyore”?

Glady’s “secret boyfriend”. The Dishonourable member for Wagga Wagga.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 8:22 pm

North Adelaide makes the inside of a barrel quite an attractive proposition.

On the upside you can walk to and from the crickit.

Not sure if that justifies the prices though.

And it is uphill coming back.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 8:22 pm

Ruh roh.

Ed’s thinking again.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 8:24 pm

Squash-head

… is a very effective ammunition nature for inducing behind-armour spalling in AFVs, but is defeated by Spaced Armour and ERA. It is also
often not the nicest of rounds to lob, ballistically-speaking…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 8:24 pm

Ruh roh.

Ed’s thinking again.

Anyone hurt?

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 28, 2021 8:25 pm

Roger – you would be walking anyway because the Magna would be up on blocks in the front yard.

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:25 pm

Squash-head, calli.

Okaaaaay. Which one? 😀

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:26 pm

Answered. Ta.

Mr. Special Favours.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 8:27 pm

Jews have also done this for centuries.

Yes; that was in my original response, but I edited it out for brevity, Cassie.

Something we Christians should be aware of, to be sure.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 8:28 pm

Why doesn’t the Media report on the Bipartisan effort going back cecades to extimnguish the Beef Industry?
Beats me, maybe they’ll let us know thirty years after it’s gone.
Reminds me of recent discussion on the 55th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster.
It turns out that the National Coal Board had been warned in writing that disaster would result from stockpiling spoil above the town, but no action was taken.
Anyway, the Labour Peer heading the NCB was in charge of the secret Government plan to extinguish the British Coal Industry, so he was never awarded any blame in the Coroner’s findings.
18 years later Thatcher ended the British Coal Industry.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 8:28 pm

Roger – you would be walking anyway because the Magna would be up on blocks in the front yard.

Bear, it’s North Adelaide; I think you mean the Jag.

Roger
Roger
October 28, 2021 8:30 pm

North Adelaide is not to be confused with the northern suburbs of Adelaide, which begin after Prospect.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 8:31 pm

Nurse! Nurse! This one’s had an adverse reaction to his first dose of the gypsum!

I’ve tasted gypsum, it’s pretty bland. A sulfatey flavour: like eating monosodium glutamate whilst tonguing 9V battery terminals.

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 8:31 pm

Steve Kates has a thread up on the Vic “pandemic” legislation.

Passed.

Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 8:33 pm

“Rogersays:
October 28, 2021 at 8:27 pm”

A few years ago I met Rod Dreher and I had an conversation with him about this. Dreher argues that religious Christians, Jews, conservatives, libertarians……in fact anyone who’s not progressive, will have to separate themselves from mainstream society and build their own communities. History is replete with such examples…..the Amish and Mennonites, Jews, Catholic recusants in England and soon. Dreher has written a book about this need for separation because day by day it’s becoming intolerable for people of faith and for people who refuse to conform to the progressive narrative. It’s coming…it’s inevitable.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 8:35 pm

No, Grigory.

Thatcher did not ‘end’ the coal industry.

A 50+ year culture of permitting crippling industrial action and general societal decay in the name of, well… something (that no Leftist can actually tell you what it was, but it was appalling that someone dared to challenge it) did.

The general strikes against the debbil-debbil Tory woman were merely another nail. But it was dead by the hands of the rest of Britain’s left-leaning political classes. And Tony Blair pronounced its last rites.

Go away and find the Whiiiiiiite Suuuub, or something else useful…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 8:36 pm

A 50+ year culture of permitting crippling industrial action and general societal decay in the name of, well… something (that no Leftist can actually tell you what it was, but it was appalling that someone dared to challenge it) did.

Well said!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 8:38 pm

callisays:

October 28, 2021 at 8:31 pm

Steve Kates has a thread up on the Vic “pandemic” legislation.

Passed.

Lower house.
But his bought and paid for “independents” will see it through the upper house.
Depressing.
We can only hope this is his Napoleon moment … in Moscow.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 8:41 pm

Thatcher ended the Coal Industry but she was just a tool.
The thing was decades in the making, Wilson gave it a good kick along, but the plan musta gone back to the 1950s,perhaps earlier.
These things take a long time, they don’t just happen overnight, young Rex.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 28, 2021 8:42 pm

Recently I was on a conference call where the host spent some time how Thatcher caused the Winter of Discontent.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 8:42 pm

Plus the beaches are terrible

Arky, there are some really nice country towns throughout NSW, even some just across the Murray! But as to Mole’s reference to beaches over there, in agreement with calli, ours are great!

Up this way the temperature is quite nice – not too cold in winter, lovely springs and autums and summer isn’t too bad apart from some humidity at times. Inland from here there’s some nice satellite cities/towns and some of the outer suburbs on the western side of the lake are lovely too (h/t BoN).

On the beaches; had my first swim of the season today! Yay! 19 degrees, cold for a couple of minutes and then perfect with some great waves for taking a dip and further up towards Merewether some good ones for the surfies as well.

BoN, thanks for your response re the Novavax; hopefully all goes well with that one, and quickly.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 8:44 pm

Tinta, fully agree with your comment on Scummo.
#notgettingmyvote

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
October 28, 2021 8:45 pm

History is replete with such examples…..the Amish and Mennonites, Jews, Catholic recusants in England and soon. Dreher has written a book about this need for separation because day by day it’s becoming intolerable for people of faith and for people who refuse to conform to the progressive narrative. It’s coming…it’s inevitable.

All these groups were not dealing with the Left.
The Left does not tolerate dissent.
If you do not conform, you will be exterminated.
History peoples.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 8:46 pm

A 50+ year culture of permitting crippling industrial action and general societal decay in the name of, well…

What does this gobbledegook mean?
There was a Plan to end the British Coal Industry, it was carried out gradually but inexorably by successive British Governments.
Why can’t you get your head around that, rather than go on a pointless withhunt for non existent scapegoats?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 8:50 pm

What does this gobbledegook mean?
There was a Plan to end the British Coal Industry, it was carried out gradually but inexorably by successive British Governments.
Why can’t you get your head around that, rather than go on a pointless withhunt for non existent scapegoats?

Reference? Link?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 28, 2021 8:57 pm

callisays:
October 28, 2021 at 8:31 pm
Steve Kates has a thread up on the Vic “pandemic” legislation.

You spelled “Enabling Act” incorrectly.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 9:00 pm

What does this gobbledegook mean?

Far more than the pseudo-conspiratorial shit you frequently barf and belch out, gypsum-snorter.

Go back to fantasising about the impending Govermental plot to deny you delicious hamburgers and steaks elsewhere, like the good little ham you are Grigory…

Baba
Baba
October 28, 2021 9:01 pm

Gabsays:
October 28, 2021 at 7:28 pm
That Rumble link – all the ones who have been fighting for our freedoms and telling us what we can do to try to stop Dan’s grand pandemic Bill – which is sure to spread throughout Australia.

What a bunch of losers. Don’t they know that all they have to do is put shit on Riccardo Bosi and a truckie from Gympie and exchange japes with a few of the smartest people on DoverCat?

Sheesh! It’s not that hard.

Gab
Gab
October 28, 2021 9:01 pm

Why the President of the Victorian Bar is so concerned about proposed pandemic laws. He says he’s never seen anything like it.

https://www.3aw.com.au/why-the-president-of-the-victorian-bar-is-so-concerned-about-proposed-pandemic-laws/?fbclid=IwAR0ILRqWfi0DmYQ_1jV1DVEmVfRpVO7qQUzq2doEh9Y8f8-pYv6N2P-KFHo

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 9:02 pm

Calli:
Your link works for me.
Clearly something is stopping direct links to Exposé. WordPress?
Hmmm….

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 9:03 pm

Zulu:
Governments plan decades ahead.
If something happens, it was planned for decades ago.
Let’s look at the Meat Industry in Australia:
in the 1970s animal rights activists shut down the dairy calf industry, citing cruelty.
The Government played along.
Have a look at what happens when the Government isn’t on board:
Rubber bullets and truncheons.
So squeaking about The Left, The Left! doesn’t cut it.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 9:04 pm

Dover)Beach:

5I just noticed the New Catallaxy Amazon thingy.
Do we get a kickback from sales?
(The site, I mean.)

Yes, we do. We are now a part of their Associates program. I tried with an Oz site but I never heard back once I mentioned this site. The only thing to keep in mind is you need to complete the transaction within 24 hours of using the link. And cheers.

Great stuff.
There will be a Christmas Party?
With helium balloons, alcohol, and Fairy Bread?

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 28, 2021 9:05 pm

That is the civilian version of GPS. Accurate to about 3 metres. The military version is accurate to about 300 mm. The civilian version has something called dither added to the location.

It was called “selective availability” and was discontinued in 2000. Only good thing Bill Clinton did. Saved me from having to design another electronic pressure altimeter.
The military version is more accurate because of the higher code repetition rate.
I’ve got some GPS chips which are within a meter or so without augmentation. Cheap and very nice. actually not GPS they use all 4 major satnav constellations. There is the US GPS, Russian Glonass, European Galileo and Chinese Baidou. Japanese QZSS is GPS compatible with 4 sats, one geostationary and 3 in interesting figure 8 orbits which do a tight orbit over Japan and a wide one over Australia. Baidou has heaps of satsover Australia s it started as a China region system, then grew and is global as well.Modern satnav chips use all 4 simultaneously. In Australia this results in 45 to 55 satellites visible at all times. Right now I have 51. On Playstore download GNSS View by NEC.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 28, 2021 9:06 pm

Dreher argues that religious Christians, Jews, conservatives, libertarians……in fact anyone who’s not progressive, will have to separate themselves from mainstream society and build their own communities.

Cassie – There’s a flavour of that today.

Biden’s “Come On, Man” Defense Will Not Fly On Religious Freedom (26 Oct)

Below is my column on the President’s dismissal of any objections to the Covid vaccine and his call for mass firings of first responders who remain defiant. The comments reflect a growing call for states and the federal government to reject any religious exemptions for vaccination.

RTWT. It’s clear the Left has no consideration whatsoever for Christian or Jewish religious observances, although they fall over themselves to accommodate muslims. We of course don’t have the freedom of religion protections that the US has.

My view is turtling. I will volunteer nothing. I will not comply with anything not involuntary. And even then I will carefully search the scriptures regarding compliance.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 9:06 pm

Zulu:
Governments plan decades ahead.
If something happens, it was planned for decades ago.

The decline of the British coal industry began in the 1960’s. It was nothing to do with any Government plan, end everything to do with cheaper, and more reliable, power becoming available from North Sea oil and gas, and nuclear power.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 9:07 pm

Governments plan decades ahead.
If something happens, it was planned for decades ago.

What, like Captain Detmers and his Secret Submarines planning to donthe HMAS Sydney (II) as far back as 1871, Grigory?

squeaking about The Left, The Left! doesn’t cut it.

So why are you running cover for them, then?

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 9:08 pm

Rex:
Scotty is being pressured to sign up to a Methane Reduction committment, the Us and the UK are signing up.
That means culling of the Beef herds .

cohenite
October 28, 2021 9:10 pm

Harlequin Declinesays:
October 28, 2021 at 8:13 pm

Women will be most affected when the lights go out due to zero emissions and the ramifications of this climate change idiocy and renewables. But they are cognitively dissonant. Look at what happened to the fembots demanding equality with men: men started wearing dresses and perving on them in change rooms and raping them for good measure and beating the menstrual juice out of them at sporting events. Biologically women are used to men making existential decisions for them. When they do it the fuck-up is monumental.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 9:11 pm

The decline of the British coal industry began in the 1960’s. It was nothing to do with any Government plan, end everything to do with cheaper, and more reliable, power becoming available from North Sea oil and gas, and nuclear power.

So going Nuclear in Australia would be the end of the Coal Industrey in Australia.
Right?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 28, 2021 9:12 pm

Malice is on beanie boy’s show this Friday (US time).
Malice doesn’t give Tim’s wing-man any love.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
October 28, 2021 9:13 pm

NovoFelixian

If it means anything, it’s “newly happy”.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 9:13 pm

So going Nuclear in Australia would be the end of the Coal Industrey (sic) in Australia.
Right?

Relevance?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 28, 2021 9:14 pm

Dover

Your reference to the 12 Tasmanian Senators and the prospect of doing a “friendly” takeover is interesting. It would probably need no more than around 50,000 interstate immigrants to make it solidly conservative.

Need to look at population and voting patterns to get a better estimate.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 28, 2021 9:16 pm

Richard Edward

So going Nuclear in Australia would be the end of the Coal Industrey in Australia.
Right?

You might not have noticed the high proportion of Australian coal that is exported, with good prospects of further increases in the years ahead. Australia going nuclear would enable increased exports.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 9:18 pm

So going Nuclear in Australia would be the end of the Coal Industrey in Australia.
Right?

No, Grigory.

It still goes overseas as thermal or steelmaking material, or becomes your paracetamol tablets, or (if Australia’s industrialists had vision) the basis of liquid fuel self-sufficiency in conjunction with SA’s shale oil deposits.

Now go develop a tolerance for bacon, given your fears of losing access to steak…

calli
calli
October 28, 2021 9:18 pm

If it means anything, it’s “newly happy”.

That’s me every morning, DrB.

And why I failed Ancient Languages.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 9:18 pm

Ed Casesays:

October 28, 2021 at 9:03 pm

Zulu:
Governments plan decades ahead.

Fuck off.
They don’t plan past two Newspoll cycles.

Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
October 28, 2021 9:21 pm

Dreher argues that religious Christians, Jews, conservatives, libertarians……in fact anyone who’s not progressive, will have to separate themselves from mainstream society and build their own communities.

Along those lines:

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/the-culture-war-is-lost-now-what

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 28, 2021 9:22 pm

Indians don’t eat beef in general but have the largest cattle herd in the world.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 9:23 pm

Boambee Johnsays:
October 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm

BJ, another great thing about here – we’re the largest coal port in the world! Yay!!!

Arky, so we still have manufacturing in this neck of the woods! Yay!!

rickw
rickw
October 28, 2021 9:25 pm
Cassie of Sydney
October 28, 2021 9:27 pm

“Ivan Denisovichsays:
October 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

Along those lines:

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/the-culture-war-is-lost-now-what

Yes…thanks for that.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 9:29 pm

Geraldton police shooting: WA Police officer acquitted over JC murder wants to return to the force
The West Australian
Thu, 28 October 2021 4:42PM
Emily Moulton

The WA Police officer who was acquitted over the fatal shooting of a Yamatji woman in Geraldton wants to return to work.

But when or where that will be has yet to be determined with WA’s top cop revealing the first class constable, whose identity is suppressed, still has to undergo an assessment before any concrete decisions can be made.

Speaking a week after the officer was found not guilty of murdering the woman, known as JC for cultural reasons, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson confirmed he had met with the young policeman and his partner, who is also an officer, on Monday where they discussed his future and the process he would have to undertake before he could return.

However he could not clarify how long that process would take saying there were a number of other factors in the mix.

“I have spoken to the officer and his wife, shortly after the jury acquitted him of that charge,” the commissioner said.

“We will work our way through an assessment, in terms of any re-training and how we can actually proceed the way through that. We are right in the middle of that at the moment. I am not in a position to add too much further than that, other than he’s been spoken to.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 9:31 pm

Watching a show on StanFlix.
“Departed”.
About an aircraft which goes missing over the Atlantic and loosely … very loosely … based on MH370.
FMD.
Terminology.
They prattle on about TCAS (collision avoidance) which has bugger all to do with an aircraft flying alone over the Atlantic with no other aircraft around.
Then they talk about losing contact, but they “still should have it on secondary radar”. Nup. That would be primary radar because someone just talked about transponders being turned off.
Then the wymminses in charge at accident investigation has a light bulb moment about ACARS and the infinitesimal differences in signal times as the aircraft and satellite get closer or further apart.
She and a computer nerd come up with six precise co-ordinates in thirty seconds. It took the satellite engineers days to figure out approximate arcs of location in the MH370 case (not precise co-ordinates).
I can forgive only so much poetic licence and sloppy research.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 28, 2021 9:32 pm

Rex:
Scotty is being pressured to sign up to a Methane Reduction committment, the Us and the UK are signing up.
That means culling of the Beef herds

Uh-huh.

You do understand that they’ll do away with your beloved gypsum first, right?

No CO2 means no gypsum…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 28, 2021 9:35 pm

Calli, Dillo got it wrong. Eeyore is a character from Winnie the Pooh. Not unlike Gladbags. Same sad droopy face. See my comment at 5.46 but comes with a warning. Bern won’t sleep tonight.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
October 28, 2021 9:36 pm

Scomo and his lump of coal is mark of the ultimate hollow man but one wonders whether he has his eyes elsewhere overseas. Always back a horse called self interest and include sell out Barnaby in this one.

This net zero is pure fantasy just like the target zero fantasy WHS&S reps are pushing. Will result in nothing but more compliance hours.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 9:37 pm

Zipster:

USS Connecticut Damage Update & China’s Super Carrier

I’m still – cautiously – going for the whale strike.
It just doesn’t seem to have the hallmarks of semi submerged container damage. I’d expect to see some sharp creases in the materiel of the bow and the lower conning tower. The damage appears to have conformed as it was struck, and a container won’t do that. A whale would do so, and the mass effect would then complete the destruction.
Do we know what depth the USS Connecticut was at at the time of the collision?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 9:38 pm

Judging by the weather at the minute, the Armageddon event looks like being a Great Flood.
I might knock off taking the piss out of it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 9:38 pm

Who am I kidding?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 28, 2021 9:39 pm

Cattle culling.
I hear the Masai are all for it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 9:44 pm

Well, yeah.
Clearly, Albanese is on board with Methane Reduction, which means the Beef Herds get culled.
So why would anyone not vote for Scotty and Joyce?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 28, 2021 9:44 pm

Rockdoctor says:
October 28, 2021 at 9:36 pm
Scomo

I declare him Pontius Scummo.
A biblical character with little character.
A herald walks before him declaring
“He is but a turd”

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 28, 2021 9:52 pm

the Magna would be up on blocks in the front yard

Is this not normal?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 28, 2021 9:52 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
October 28, 2021 at 9:29 pm

So, rock solid support…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 28, 2021 9:53 pm

Thanks Eyrie, that does ring a bell.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 9:54 pm

From the Australian

Cricket backflip: Quinton de Kock changes stance after T20 World Cup BLM kneeling furore

Comments on this story have suddenly just gone down the memory hole…

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 28, 2021 9:57 pm

Tim Blair in fine cutting form:

Lisa Wilkinson’s new book filled with ‘make-believe’

The TV host’s wayward new autobiography It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This is part of a global woe-is-me movement featuring the wealthy, privileged and secure, writes Tim Blair.

‘All the world’s a stage,” according to some bloke called William Shakespeare.

Maybe that’s why so many of us behave as actors, leading ridiculous make-believe lives full of fake and exaggerated drama.

But more about Lisa Wilkinson later. First, consider Australia’s Covid over-reaction.

Various state premiers and tyrannical chief health officers have been bad enough, yet their excesses have easily been matched by members of the public who delight in their own repression.

For these types, no restrictions are too limiting and no lockdowns long enough.

Father Rod Bower, the leftist Anglican who enjoyed brief fame some years ago thanks to a sequence of moralistic church signs, posted outside his Gosford Jesus shack following NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s relaxation of Covid rules: “#LetitripDom will kill us all.”

A friend theorises that Australia’s Covid paranoia is driven by people who otherwise don’t have much going on in their lives and like pretending ours is a time of great distress and danger.

Sounds about right. The same might apply to our climate change panic community.

My own theory: the reason climate activists are so opposed to nuclear energy is because a nuclear-powered Australia, with a global climate emissions contribution of just 0.4 per cent or so, would leave them with nothing to cry about.

They’d lose their cause. Then again, they’re cranky enough now when our global contribution is barely more than one per cent, so maybe emissions alarmism is an eternal ­industry.

Imagine having so little to complain about that the arrival of tradies to install a heater is a major stress event.

That’s the story of Peter Fray-Witzer, a student at Oberlin College in the US whose cosy life in a “safe space” dormitory known as “the home of the Women and Trans Collective” was thrown into turmoil by terrible tradie news.

On October 7, Fray-Witzer and other students received an email telling them “contractors will be entering rooms” the next day to install new ­radiators.

In an article for his college newspaper, Fray-Witzer wrote that he was “very averse to people entering my personal space”.

“This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers,” Fray-Witzer added, “and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.”

Cisgender is a woke term describing men and women who were born male or female and identify as male or female. As the late comedian Norm MacDonald put it: “It’s a way of marginalising a normal person.”

It might take a while before an acceptable trans tradie turns up to save Peter from the looming American winter, so let’s move on to Lisa Wilkinson, a tragic victim of Australia’s gender pay gap. And so much more.

In her new autobiography, Wilkinson complains that Today co-presenter Karl Stefanovic gave just two days’ notice that he wouldn’t attend her indulgent 2017 wedding vow renewal party.

Not only that, but she also says she was upset by Stefanovic’s belated vow congratulations during what turned out to be her final Today appearance:

“I took a deep breath, my eyes momentarily widening at what I had just heard, turned to the camera, and said … ‘Yeah, I did Karl, but why would anybody care about that when it’s news time? Sylvia, good morning …’

“And with that, no further words needed to be spoken.

“Karl knew I had cut him dead, something I had never done on or off air before.”

Video emerged last week of that final Today show. It showed a completely different and entirely friendly exchange between the co-hosts.

The title of Wilkinson’s work – It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This – might be more properly expressed by someone being dragged away from their family by Xi Jinping’s organ farmers than by wealthy Lisa.

But I’m possibly in the wrong demographic to judge her torment. Let’s hear from one of Lisa’s friends, fellow Sydney leftist millionaire feminist Mia Freedman.

“I can’t remember how I found out that Lisa Wilkinson was leaving the Today show,” Freedman wrote last week in 2230-word piece for Mamamia. “But I remember it came as a shock. Not just to me, as it turns out.

“To Australia.”

Sure it did. Ten words later:

“It was an ordinary Monday night in October 2017 and I was already in my pyjamas. I was doing some work when a news alert came up. Lisa had abruptly left the Today show after 10 years.”

So Mia does in fact remember how she found out, right down to the clothes she was wearing at the time. What is it with these gals and their crazy memories?

Next, Mia recalls the scene at Wilkinson’s house on the evening of her Today departure:

“I searched Lisa’s face for a read on how she was. In shock, mostly. And definitely rattled. But calm.”

Shocked, Rattled and Calm was a big hit for Little Richard in 1956.

“More than anyone I have ever met, Lisa has always had an uncanny ability to put herself in the shoes of the audience.

“The reader, the viewer, the listener. She gets people. She knows how they receive information.”

Via print and screen, mostly.

And lately they’ve received the ­information that certain of Wilkinson’s Today recollections don’t match events as they were recorded.

Shakespeare’s “world’s a stage” speech ends with these lines:

“Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

We’ve moved that final scene several steps forward. Second childishness is now in the first act.

Link

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 10:03 pm

“I searched Lisa’s face for a read on how she was. In shock, mostly. And definitely rattled. But calm.”

Shocked, Rattled and Calm was a big hit for Little Richard in 1956.

Blair’s still got it.

Megan
Megan
October 28, 2021 10:05 pm

I don’t suppose there is any chance of a direct lightning strike on the local despot during Melbourne’s thunderstorm tonight? It would certainly be divine retribution. And somehow very fitting.

Harlequin Decline
October 28, 2021 10:12 pm

cohenite says:
October 28, 2021 at 9:10 pm

A good example was the campaigning for Warringah that unseated Tony Abbott. The useful idiots prancing around on the roadside with Chickengirl signs were mainly plump middleaged women with a sprinkling of fucked up old codgers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 10:14 pm

You’d target the 5 federal seats and five state divisions and settle in marginal Labor/Coalition seats, Clark, Franklin and Lyons.

Part of me thinks this is Dan’s plan.
Electoral cleansing.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 28, 2021 10:14 pm

On the other hand you could pick up absolute waterfront mansion on the shore of Lake Mac and have an idyllic place to live.

We’ve downsized, Bruce, and don’t want a ‘mansion’ anywhere now. We’ve had a couple of moves up in stye and size when the children were growing up, in a similar area to Vaucluse, always with a pool, and these residences did good service for the major parties that kids have and the work occasions that Hairy had. We currently have what we think is an idyllic place to live in retirement, north facing atop an art deco building with only three spacious whole floor apartments (triplex, they call it). We’re in the penthouse, quite separate from neighbours, have our own entrance and a gable roof over our heads. We have magnificent close harbour and bushland views, no nearby main roads, garaging, five minutes walk to harbour beaches and the ferry and plenty of room and style with major renovations done. We’re big enough and small enough. There’s also a 400 sq metre garden and lawn set out for fruiting trees and vegetables where we are the main users. It’s a good holding operation for capital and duz us. That said, the people next door have just sold up and bought two beach house mansions in northern Queensland with the proceeds. He intends to never work again and live off the remainder for the rest of his life (I think his senior partner job went belly up), paying school fees for his second family at the same time. We don’t need to cash anything in to have a very solid tax minimised income for life already via various superannuation and investment means. This is not skiting or big-noting, plenty are much better off, but it is what it is for us.

When we think of what we could sell for, and see some prices elsewhere, we can be as tempted as any other Sydneysider, but really, why would we move, at our age and with full city services so handy and three of four children living within a 15 minute drive? I watch what a million pounds or more buys in rural England on ‘Escape to the Country’ and think we could easily do that with plenty to spare if we sold up, but that’s about the limit of my musing. If we really want to do it, instead of selling up and owning, we could do an international house exchange for a set period, getting the benefit without the loss of our settled home.

Anyway, property can go up or down and you can only live in one house as a home, so this is it.
Unless Hairy persuades me otherwise, and as frequent movers up a property ladder in our lives I guess you can never say never. 🙂

Razey
Razey
October 28, 2021 10:14 pm

Ed Casesays:
October 28, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Well, yeah.
Clearly, Albanese is on board with Methane Reduction, which means the Beef Herds get culled.
So why would anyone not vote for Scotty and Joyce?

With all the shit coming out of politicians mouths, all we need to reduce Aus methane emissions by 50% is get rid of them all!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 28, 2021 10:16 pm

There’s a cruise ship called The World

I seem to remember a ship called “Big Earth” in Kobe back in the day. I think it was a mauve colour.

I will leave it to Carpe to comment on whether he has seen such a vessel (I believe he lives in Kobe), and to tell how “Big Earth” would be pronounced in Katakana-English.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
October 28, 2021 10:20 pm

Did I hear a whisper that Germany has halted all C19 vaccines, licenses paused?

Arky
October 28, 2021 10:26 pm

hzhousewifesays:
October 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm
Did I hear a whisper that Germany has halted all C19 vaccines, licenses paused?

..
Likely an echo of a hoax from a month ago.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
October 28, 2021 10:27 pm

Yep I think you are correct Arky…………… I was so full of hope !

C.L.
C.L.
October 28, 2021 10:27 pm

Tim Blair’s torturing of the error-prone Guardian is hilarious.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 10:30 pm

Yay!
The first Cat to make it on to AJ!

Ah ha ha ha hahahaa.

South Australians don’t count.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 28, 2021 10:35 pm

In many ways, if you appreciate the seasons and some cold weather, Tasmania is an under-appreciated gem. Growing in popularity now though so it’s time to move on it if you are serious about any take-over.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 10:36 pm

Does anyone know how to change the background colour of the Catallaxy screen?
I’m using a 27 inch monitor and the blazing white background isn’t very nice. When I tone down the searchlight, the rest of the screen darkens as well.
Running Win7 Home SP1 with a Radeon card thingy on a Dell 64 bit.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 10:38 pm

Ed October:

Clearly, Albanese is on board with Methane Reduction, which means the Beef Herds get culled.

No. It doesn’t mean that at all. Not even a little bit.

In any event, I doubt very much anyone in Europe would have been keen to blow out an enormous food source so soon after the end of WWII.

George VI: ‘Hey, how are things?’
Attlee: ‘Oh, you know. Rationing’s still on. People slowly starving until we can get the industry changeback complete. The entire country’s traumatised after two world wars in 30 years and everyone’s knackered. By the way, we’ve got this plan to make all of Europe vegan.’
George VI: ‘You’re a fucking idiot. Bring Churchill back.’

Baba
Baba
October 28, 2021 10:40 pm

Arky? Is this the answer?Can you afford $200k?

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 28, 2021 10:44 pm

You’re comparing Albanese to Churchill now?

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 10:49 pm

I’m reading an account of pirates and the finding of the treasure of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod in 1984, two and a half centuries after it went down. Treasure Wreck by Arthur Vanderbilt

It seems that throughout that area were wreckers.

From the story: ‘An old English prayer captured the Cape Codder’s feelings about wrecks: We pray Thee, O Lord, not that wrecks should happen, but that if any shall happen, Thou wilt guide them onto our shores for the benefit of the inhabitants.”’

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 10:54 pm

Bruce O’Newk:

A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.

A whimsical thought:
If one could examine all the dNA in all the collections in the world, would it confirm that Mankind is The Great Survivor, or just a better dressed Bonobo Monkey who harvested fermentation?
A subject for the Amazon Affiliates Catallaxy Christmas Party – venue and date to be announced by DB.

Baba
Baba
October 28, 2021 10:55 pm

the treasure of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod

An ex slave ship?

Ouidah is a city in southern Benin, in West Africa. It’s known for its role in the 17th- to 19th-century Atlantic slave trade

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 28, 2021 10:55 pm

You could do 50K in a pinch over 5 years.

That’s if you do it in a conservative, do-what’s-right manner.
It could be done in one election with an Indi-like scam, where lots of young people register to live in Tassie but don’t actually move there.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 10:56 pm

George VI: ‘Hey, how are things?’

Attlee: “Oh you know. The trams began running on the Unter Den Linden, in Berlin, today. Remember our defeated enemies? London tram drivers were on strike, for higher wages and less work.” (True story.)

George VI: “You’re a fucking idiot. Bring Churchill back.”

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 10:56 pm

From the sidebar:

sayers_molly? Molly Sayers ???12h
My son’s friend in yr 8 had 2nd Pfizer on Monday. Monday night taken to hospital by ambulance with chest pain and breathing issues. Dr in emergency said ‘I don’t even need to ask if he’s had the Pfizer. Prob 2nd shot??’

Seeing it daily he said.

What the hell does that say!

So why is this doctor (and others) not speaking up?

With seeming little of any interest in the patients, I’m quickly losing respect for a lot of them.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
October 28, 2021 10:59 pm

Does anyone know how to change the background colour of the Catallaxy screen?

RayBans.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 10:59 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Genuine causes ruined with Bird-esque nonsense reproduced as fact, and drowning any reasonable arguments and/or dissent in nuffy juice. This is precisely the sort of stuff srrsrs is legendary for, and does nobody any favours at all.

It does to the Left – it’s an efficient way to introduce strawmen into an argument and they. do. it. all. the. time.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 10:59 pm

You’re comparing Albanese to Churchill now?

Oh my dearie lordy.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 28, 2021 11:03 pm

Bluddee hell – Alan Jones has just quoted an excerpt from my submission on the digital identity bill!

Woo-hoo!

Hey, way to go, Rabz. Well done, what was the extract?
Hope it had some of your signature style in it.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
October 28, 2021 11:04 pm

Bar Beach Swimmer says:
October 28, 2021 at 8:42 pm
Plus the beaches are terrible

On the beaches; had my first swim of the season today! Yay! 19 degrees, cold for a couple of minutes and then perfect with some great waves for taking a dip and further up towards Merewether some good ones for the surfies as well.

16C here on the shores of Port Phillip at the moment and it felt like it yesterday. Still, the sun was nice and the day warm.

Lazlo
Lazlo
October 28, 2021 11:05 pm

It seems that throughout that area were wreckers.

Ahh me hearties! Wreckers were common on the coasts of England up to the 19th Century. Read Moonfleet, a rollicking 18th century yarn of the south coast.

But tradition persists. In the Noughties a container ship was wrecked off the south west coast of England and people were flocking to get the wreckage – fridges, stoves, even cars.

Gabor
Gabor
October 28, 2021 11:06 pm

Ed Case says:
October 28, 2021 at 9:03 pm

Zulu:
Governments plan decades ahead.

You wish!
2 years out and planning for next election.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:10 pm

Baba:
An ex slave ship?

Yes. Originally built as a merchant slaver, it was a 300 ton galley named for the trading port of Whydah on the Gold Coast of West Africa. There…in the early eighteenth century, a thousand captives a month were taken by the Royal African Company for the slave trade to the New World.” P.326.

Gabor
Gabor
October 28, 2021 11:14 pm

Tasmania is still an island, more of a problem than the mainland if you want a quick, or any getaway.
Love Australia but setting my sights on Europe, problem is the lingo.

Zipster
Zipster
October 28, 2021 11:14 pm

tatoo! tatoo! the vulnerables, they’re getting away!
Fears voter ID laws before Parliament will disenfranchise most vulnerable

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 11:16 pm

Read Moonfleet, a rollicking 18th century yarn of the south coast.

I remember that as a radio serial, back in the Dark Ages…

Jorge
Jorge
October 28, 2021 11:16 pm

Q&A tonight was on Shakespeare. Two angry feminists stuck it to Stan and poor old John Bell who was pathetic. They were scornful of his links to the Ramsay Centre and its course on Western civilisation. Bell back-pedalled furiously: ‘But, but it was only one short talk that I gave to a very small group. That’s all. It was nothing. I’m not associated with that kind of thing.’
It must have hurt to be so scorned and dismissed, kind of like the young Red Guards turning on their elders. Out of touch, sneered at, humiliated and all at sea. O brave new world.

Muddy
Muddy
October 28, 2021 11:16 pm

A quick shout-out to commenters and lurkers: be kind to yourselves.
You are worth it. Stick around. We need you – ALL of you.

MatrixTransform
October 28, 2021 11:18 pm

problem is the lingo

everybody speaks English

Arky
October 28, 2021 11:20 pm

Two angry feminists

..
Are any other types?

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:21 pm

But tradition persists. In the Noughties

The story refers to two wrecks that were relieved of their “bits and pieces” in latter days. The first reference was to one in 1974. “some Barnstaple residents stripped the sloop Trull… and in August 1982, when the 73-foot New Bedford dragger Venture I stranded on the shoals…seven men on a Sunday worked several hours to remove her 1000-pound bronze propeller, electronic equipment, and fittings, deff so pure the threat of legal action by the ship’s owner.”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 28, 2021 11:21 pm

everybody speaks English

Yes, but you have to master eight or nine different accents.

MatrixTransform
October 28, 2021 11:21 pm

Two angry feminists

and they were the same person

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 28, 2021 11:22 pm

I see the South African cricketer has been forced to his knees.

Seig Heil eh?

And Gladys. Discussing having a baby late in life and looking at her loveliest in happy shots with the man who made her feel like a woman at last. Totally guileless about ‘throwing some money at Wagga’ – that’s how all politicians speak about electorates and she was big-timing to her bloke. But done like a dinner nevertheless. Hairy resolute, along with Bolta, Gladys is at fault, she lost the plot, probity essential etc. Yes, she did lose it, and for love, and having to deny that it was ever felt when it clearly was. But how many Labor female politicians have been snuck up on and have had their intimate private moments broadcast to the world at large? It is so humiliating for her that I felt bound to speak up for her at home tonight. Didn’t get anywhere though and don’t think I will here either. I just hope the guy she’s with now is not just there for the show.

And so to bed.

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