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Stratford Mill, John Constable, 1820

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Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 11:24 pm

P:

280 million sounds like a lot of vaccines for Australia.

Yep.
12 boosters each.
You will be pfissing Pfizer until 2030.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:25 pm

***deff so pure***

despite the threat

(damn autocorrect)

MatrixTransform
October 28, 2021 11:26 pm

eight or nine different accents

if you understand these, you’ll do fine …
Pepe le Pew
Bloefeldt
Grek
and sexy latina

Lazlo
Lazlo
October 28, 2021 11:28 pm

No BBS, I am sure there was an occurrence in the Noughties, with fridges involved, anyway:

If you wake at midnight and hear a horse’s feet,
Don’t go drawing back the blind or looking in the street.
Thems that ask no questions isn’t told no lies.
So watch the wall my darling as the gentlemen go by.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:29 pm

Maybe if we brought back the pirates’ code we’d be able to deal with politicians more efficiently; especially the “walking the plank.”

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 28, 2021 11:30 pm

‘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.’

Again, Seig Heil. With a touch of a Red Guard tumbril.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:32 pm

Sorry Lazlo, I wasn’t doubting you, but when you brought it up I was just quoting from this tome on latter day wreckers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 11:36 pm

Kipling,.

A Smuggler’s Song
If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,
Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street;
Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie.
Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!

Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark —
Brandy for the Parson,
Baccy for the Clerk;
Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
And watch the wall, my darling,
While the Gentlemen go by!

Running round the woodlump if you chance to find
Little barrels, roped and tarred, all full of brandy-wine,
Don’t you shout to come and look, nor use ’em for your play.
Put the brishwood back again — and they’ll be gone next day!

If you see the stable-door setting open wide;
If you see a tired horse lying down inside;
If your mother mends a coat cut about and tore;
If the lining’s wet and warm — don’t you ask no more!

If you meet King George’s men, dressed in blue and red,
You be careful what you say, and mindful what is said.
If they call you “pretty maid,” and chuck you ‘neath the chin,
Don’t you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one’s been!

Knocks and footsteps round the house — whistles after dark —
You’ve no call for running out till the house-dogs bark.
Trusty’s here, and Pincher’s here, and see how dumb they lie —
They don’t fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by!

If you do as you’ve been told, ‘likely there’s a chance,
You’ll be given a dainty doll, all the way from France,
With a cap of Valenciennes, and a velvet hood —
A present from the Gentlemen, along o’ being good!

Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark —
Brandy for the Parson,
‘Baccy for the Clerk;
Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie —
Watch the wall, my darling,
While the Gentlemen go by!

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 28, 2021 11:36 pm

with fridges involved

There used to be extensive goods sheds and marshalling yards in town and from where that sort of thing habitually happened.

Lazlo
Lazlo
October 28, 2021 11:39 pm

Laces for a lady
Letters for a spy
So watch the wall..

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 28, 2021 11:52 pm

Laces for a lady
Letters for a spy
So watch the wall..

Do children at school, these days, still learn Kipling’s poetry? A grievous gap in their education, if they don’t!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 11:52 pm

Old School Conservativesays:

October 28, 2021 at 10:59 pm

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

RayBans.

Gonna be expensive.
It’s a 17″ screen.

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 11:55 pm

Razy:

Not a smart move with a Brown snake. They are more than likely to attack you if you pull that shit.

Way back in the past, I was a Chainman for a Surveyor doing levels for the Brisbane Airport.
We had walked over a pipeline to get a series of levels for a gully that ran along the edge of the job.
I jumped off the pipe and there was a sudden wavering in the long grass, and a thudding against my right ankle. I’d trodden on a brown and luckily enough had landed just behind its head, pinning it so it couldn’t get at my leg over the boot.
I moved vertically for about a meter, then horizontally for ten.
Next I saw the Surveyor moving at a rapid clip along the pathway.
He later said he’d interrupted a mummy and daddy Brown having a wrestling contest (apparently) and they weren’t happy about it.
He was a semi professional dancer and drove all over the state with his missus entering competitions.
Dunno how good he was, but by God he was fast.
I later took up nursing and Army as being less dangerous.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 28, 2021 11:56 pm

Please.
Dan has passed his emergency legislation and you’re talking about bloody pirate ships?

Winston Smith
October 28, 2021 11:58 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closuresays:

October 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm
The Washington Post:
Men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse can be called ‘rioters’ and ‘looters’ but not ‘victims,’ judge rules

A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial could refer to the men the teen shot in Kenosha, Wis., last year as “rioters,” “looters” and “arsonists.” They could not, however, describe Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded, as “victims” because the term was “loaded,” the judge said.

A heartening progression, Sal.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 29, 2021 12:09 am

I later took up nursing and Army as being less dangerous.

When we ‘had the farm”, God only knows how, but we had a “Western Brown” snake in the kitchen – I’m waiting by the door, with the finest instrument ever devised for killing snakes – a long handled post hole shovel, with a sharpened blade, but the Memsahib wanted the snake killed, then and there…by the time I had finished, you would think murder had been committed in that kitchen..

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 12:09 am

Grey Ranga:

Does anyone remember a couple of years ago a Yank Navy boat in the Black Sea had its location many miles inland of its real position off the coast of Romania. The Ruskies testing a new weapon supposedly.

Yes.
It was odd as the normal thing to do is leave it unused until day 1 of hostilities to degrade enemy ability to resist and implement counter measures.
The act of using it on the US ship would have now alerted the military that something odd was afoot.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 29, 2021 12:20 am

The chat about the smugglers and wreckers remind me to watch Jamaica Inn. Haven’t seen it for years. Good to watch both versions but may have trouble finding the Charles Laughton one.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 29, 2021 12:20 am

Let’s have one final word on the latest evil plan by ‘da Gubmint’ to forever destroy our resident gypsum-fiend’s steak dinners:

Grigory, if you wanted to get a better return at market with your yearling steers, you would go a long way by actually feeding them more, rather than trying to blame Scomo, Albo and a 50 year scheme to ruin the Beef Industry in the name of global ‘methane reduction.’

Have a Buteyko-breathe on it sometime- The free radicals and nitrous oxides you release will give you clarity to my wisdom.

PS: Crystalline Salt isn’t real, and Captain Detmers is a myth…

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
October 29, 2021 12:21 am

Had a dugite in the house one hot hot hot breathless night, just the sort of weather when the scaly f#ckers come in for the cool, three nights in a year at the most. It was trying to get away up the hallways but couldn’t grip, so sidewinding in place, I only saw him in the sheen of the floorboards- grabbed the first and only thing at hand, which was the towel around my waist, quick twist for the roo-tail whip, and mongol chop over the head and onto him. Huge bang, woke everyone up from their heat-damp comas, to find me nekkid in the hall with exploded snake all up the dadoes. My wife assumed I’d shot it, such was the noise and the mess… stank the place out for a week.
One other time, standing under a tree on the headland of the vineyard, just about to give the day away it was so freakin hot. Said to this other worker, “you know, heat like this, the snakes get up in the trees and loop themselves loose around the branches in mid-air to reduce skin contact.”
“Bullshit.”
“Straight up.. there’s one above you there, see”

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 29, 2021 12:21 am

The chat about the smugglers and wreckers remind me to watch Jamaica Inn.

Jamaica good time of it?

#SomebodySlapThatMan

Nelson_Kidd-Players
October 29, 2021 12:22 am

Pressing the Windows key plus either the left or right arrow makes the window take up only half of the screen. That may work. Put something dark on the other half.

Or run two Çats side-by-side.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
October 29, 2021 12:23 am

Thinking back, that was 2005. Whatever happened to all the heat back then?
Had the inside fire lit last night, it’s been so damn cold and wet here. Record wet and cold October, lock it in, tho you’ll never see it reported.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 29, 2021 12:24 am

Nothing more has been mentioned about it Winston, at least publicly which leads me to believe it was credible, not just a computer playing up.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 29, 2021 12:27 am

“Straight up.. there’s one above you there, see”

Was in a safari jeep, in South Africa, years ago, and the guide explained that, in the tree above us, was one of the most poisonous snakes in South Africa…

“Um, and if that snake falls out of that tree, aren’t we right underneath it?” says a puzzled Australian tourist.

“You could be right” says the guide and told the driver to move the jeep forward….

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 29, 2021 12:28 am

Thinking back, that was 2005. Whatever happened to all the heat back then?

That dratted 30-year cycle that is weather, not climate, Comrade….

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 29, 2021 12:29 am

Any humour this time of night is good humour Rex. If it was during the day I wooda reported ya, …..prolly not.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 12:34 am

Arky/Bruce:

Arky – it’s about to have an election (in March), so whatever it’s like now it’s going to get worse.

The root issue is that the Covid reign of terror has made a large proportion of voters nuttier than attack-hamsters, so any election is going to be a really scary proposition.

Honestly, I think the direction the election framework will go is up to who is running it.
Let me explain:
If Labor is setting it all up and calling the shots, then mail in voting will be preferred. Because ballots can be lost and and replacements found.
If the Libs manage to gain control of who votes and where, then the traditional voting method with only minor cheating will take place.
Dunno.
Need to sleep on it.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 12:40 am

Arky:

I don’t need a lovely house, just a comfortable hovel.

I have a 30 ft container in my backyard going cheap*
*It used to be a 40 ft but a little rust got into it and that’s why it’s cheap.
Should just buff out/a bit of spakfilla…

Bruce in WA
October 29, 2021 12:40 am

Sallah: Indy. Why does the floor move?
Indiana Jones: (Indiana looks closer and notices the thousands of snakes on the floor, he rolls over) Snakes..why does it always have to be snakes?

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 12:41 am

Arky:

I have a great, great Grandfather buried somewhere in South Australia.

That’s sad, Arky – jeez, I hope he was dead at the time.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 12:45 am

JC:

My God it’s a dreadful looking thing. I wonder what the daily death toll.

I understand it’s a great spot for fishing – the constant rain of burley from the infirmary is a great fish attractor.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 29, 2021 12:47 am

Bruce in WA says:
October 29, 2021 at 12:40 am

My birthday is coming up, to be celebrated by a monumental lunch in the Swan Valley, on Sunday. If you hear of mass arrests, in the Swan Valley, on Sunday,can I ask you for a character reference?

Bruce in WA
October 29, 2021 12:56 am

My birthday is coming up, to be celebrated by a monumental lunch in the Swan Valley, on Sunday. If you hear of mass arrests, in the Swan Valley, on Sunday,can I ask you for a character reference?

With my compliments … 😀

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 29, 2021 12:58 am

Any humour this time of night is good humour Rex. If it was during the day I wooda reported ya, …..prolly not

You’re welcome. 🙂

Besides, awful hilarity from loveable rogues was the reason the Sinc, please ban X for Y meme popped up on the OldCat, back in the day…

(Grieve, Cats. For I am still a sickeningly cheerful and aggravatingly merry batchelor. And I can out- Dadjoke most dads. What horrors will the next generations of Angers be made to endure? 🙁 )

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Anyone else having trouble reconciling these two:

1/. Union for the crew on the set of “Rush” (a western snuff movie) whining that the members sleep on the set in their cars, coz they’re too tired from the inhumanely long workdays to drive into town to a motel.

2/. Crew on that same set spending afternoons holding yippee shoots in a nearby gully.

Bruce in WA
October 29, 2021 1:06 am

Anyone else having trouble reconciling these two:

1/. Union for the crew on the set of “Rush” (a western snuff movie) whining that the members sleep on the set in their cars, coz they’re too tired from the inhumanely long workdays to drive into town to a motel.

2/. Crew on that same set spending afternoons holding yippee shoots in a nearby gully.

Exackertackerly!

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 1:20 am

(Grieve, Cats. For I am still a sickeningly cheerful and aggravatingly merry batchelor. And I can out- Dadjoke most dads. What horrors will the next generations of Angers be made to endure? ? )

Train Drivers… pppfffft

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 1:37 am

N K-P:
Yes – that’s a bit better.
Thanks.
(I’d prefer a black/white reverse scheme but can’t find one.)

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 1:50 am

Ignoble Liars
https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/27/the-ignoble-lie/

In a controversial passage in Plato’s Republic, Socrates introduced the idea of the “noble lie” (“gennaios pseudos”).

A majestic fiction, he says, could sometimes serve society by persuading uninformed citizens of something good for them.

Ever since, many prevaricators have used the excuse that they lied for the common good.

Take Dr. Anthony Fauci, our point man on the COVID-19 epidemic.

Fauci said he misled the country about mask-wearing during the pandemic by claiming they were of little use. But he argued that he lied in order that the public not make a run on masks, deplete the supply, and thus rob medical professionals of protective equipment.

Fauci also told “noble” lies about the likely percentage of the public needing to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. He kept raising the bar—from 60-70 percent to 75-80 percent, to 85 percent.

Apparently, Fauci feared a lower figure, even if accurate, might lull people into complacency about getting inoculated.

Fauci also lied about his own role in routing U.S. aid money to subsidize gain-of-function viral research at the Wuhan virology lab—the likely birthplace of COVID-19.

Either Fauci was hiding his own culpability or he believed the American people might not be able to fully accept that some of their own health officials were promoting the sort of research that was partially responsible for more than 700,000 American deaths.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has serially lied about the number of illegal immigrants who have crossed into the United States. He falsely claimed mounted agents were whipping migrants. He fibbed about the purported lack of federal data of apprehensions, detentions, and deportations. His assertion that the border was secure was a joke.

Apparently Mayorkas believes the public would go ballistic or his own administration would be roundly despised, if he told the bitter truth about the border: by intent, the Biden Administration has deliberately left it wide open.

And it will likely allow 2 million illegal immigrants into the country in the current fiscal year.

Lots of other unelected federal officials serially lied over the past five years by claiming or implying that harming the Trump Administration was in the public interest.

Former FBI directors Andrew McCabe and James Comey likely serially misled the nation. McCabe admittedly lied that he did not leak FBI information to the media.

James Comey on over 240 occasions while under oath in congressional cross examinations claimed he did not know or could not remember basic facts about his own role in promoting the Russian collusion hoax.

Apparently, Comey and McCabe believed that by being less than truthful, they might better emasculate Donald Trump. And that result would be beneficial to America.

Our former intelligence leaders may have been the most brazen liars. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admittedly lied to Congress.

When caught in the untruth, Clapper reverted to the noble lie that he gave the least untruthful answer, apparently on the pretense that he did not wish to damage the reputation of an important intelligence agency.

Ditto John Brennan, the former head of the CIA. On two occasions he lied under oath about the agency’s monitoring of Senate staffers’ computers and the deaths of civilians caused by U.S. drone assassination missions along the Afghanistan border.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley lied for days about the details of an accidental drone strike that killed innocent women and children in Afghanistan.

Either Milley is now lying when he says he warned Joe Biden about the disasters to come in Afghanistan or Biden is lying when he denies hearing any such advice.

Many of the details of Milley’s conversations with authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa as reported in their recent muckraking book were abjectly denied by Milley.

The list of such lies could be vastly expanded.

IRS functionary Lois Lerner never told the whole untruth about weaponizing the IRS.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch spun an implausible yarn that she accidentally bumped into Bill Clinton on a tarmac in Phoenix and never discussed the then-current FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.

Special counsel Robert Mueller told a whopper under oath, claiming to know almost nothing about the Steele dossier and the misadventures of Fusion GPS. Both were the two catalysts that prompted his entire investigation of “collusion” in the first place.

In some of these cases, when caught and exposed, the liars will hedge by claiming temporary amnesia.

But sometimes they admit they lied but suggest they did so for higher purposes like national security.

In truth, in most cases there was nothing noble at all in their lying. They simply spread untruths to protect their own endangered careers by masking their own wrongdoing or fobbing it onto others.

In other words, “noble lies” are rarely spun for anyone’s interests other than those of the liars themselves.

JC
JC
October 29, 2021 2:03 am

I went to get a prescription filled this evening. You know how they have the names of the pharmacist on duty displayed behind the counter? The surname of dude at the time was Deadman. No kidding.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 2:10 am

And Rex Anger and Struth

Australia needs both Roads and Rail.

What we don’t need is the communist MUA.

prove me wrong.

image transport bales of wool
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=image+transport+bales+of+wool&t=lm&atb=v284-1&ia=web

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 2:18 am

Communism was not banned by Menzies!

And here we are.

Eddystone
Eddystone
October 29, 2021 2:30 am

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.

Nope, a 9,000 year old Briton, Cheddar Man, was found to have living relatives in the area, back in 1997.

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/9000-year-old-cheddar-man-has-living-descendant-still-living-same-area-006961

Eddystone
Eddystone
October 29, 2021 2:31 am

Although I guess Cheddar Man wasn’t quite as famous as Sitting Bull.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 2:49 am

I am the majority – Full speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwoxG1cQXEo

Zatara
Zatara
October 29, 2021 3:14 am

https://rumble.com/vi1or5-rsbn-live.html

RSBN LIVE: Racine Co. WI Sheriff’s Office Presser on Election Fraud

With video of the Dems getting caught in the act.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 3:30 am
FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 29, 2021 3:56 am

JC

Are you looking forward to paying tax on unrealised capital gains?

Good to see how It’s Democrats who are so progressive.

It will fix NY at least.

I wonder how many beads the Indians will pay to get it back?

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:06 am

Peter Broelman (someone I’ve never heard of named Josh Cavallo has announced he’s a pouve).

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:07 am

Nude blokes again from David Rowe.

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 4:14 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 4:56 am

Ted Cruz was pretty good yesterday.
I think he was also putting the end to any hopes that Garland had of joining SCOTUS at any stage in the future.
Also, there was a bit of ego at play, one former SCOTUS clerk up against another.
It took Trump to flick Ted’s switch.

Zatara
Zatara
October 29, 2021 5:19 am

Cruz would make a brilliant Attorney General in the next administration but senior Republican Senators with integrity and ability are in short supply.

Garland is a completely incompetent dissembling moron. Cotton, among others, ate him alive yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WljuJkLYgnQ Go to 7:17 for the highlight.

Zatara
Zatara
October 29, 2021 5:51 am

Cruz lighting Garland up back in March (pre-confirmation as AG).

Thorough and predictive on Sgt Shultz Garland.

And yesterday. Classic.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 6:01 am

This is her:
Marlys Davidson
Weak as piss.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 6:05 am

Ouch!

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 6:06 am
struth
struth
October 29, 2021 6:08 am

“Scomo is being forced”
These naive, gullible views will be the end of us.
Good on you for getting your letter on Alan Jones.
You weren’t the first.
You were obviously the first non Queenslander of acceptable social status by the ugly step sisters to be not ridiculed for doing so.

Zatara
Zatara
October 29, 2021 6:09 am

Got to give Josh Hawley props as well.

Once again showing the slimy incompetent moron Garland for what he is.

“Senator I haven’t seen the memo…”
“Why not?”
“Nobody sent it to me”
“Umm, don’t you run the Dept of Justice?”

Amazing.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 6:15 am

I don’t have the background to understand this – JC can you tell us what just happened?
It doesn’t appear to be much, and the graph doesn’t give much detail apart red, so is it just Zero Hedge craziness, or is there something happening?
A better look at the graph.

Zatara
Zatara
October 29, 2021 6:18 am

This is her:
Marlys Davidson
Weak as piss.

Somehow in that bio they forgot to mention she was a 25+ year member of the Teachers Union. Must have been a typo huh?

struth
struth
October 29, 2021 6:20 am

I again state I do not follow Bosi.
It’s the aggression showed toward him by those who fear the left I seek to highlight.
How many times do you see those on the left disgusted and embarrassed about their extremists gluing themselves to roads and burning buildings and toppling statues.
Yet one bloke has a well deserved go at a magistrate and the Franks of this world have to change their duds.
The enemy are at war with us.
They have stolen our freedom, our nation, our children’s future and are in the process of killing us.
As long as they can’t mock us for being extremists…..all is well.

struth
struth
October 29, 2021 6:30 am

Bosi is nowhere near as much of a problem for us as the appeasers are.
Those that now will need to take more pricks than Miley Cyrus to keep their Nazi passes.
They sit back and sneer, take their jabs and then dare to criticize Bosi!
Let he who hath not taken the knee cast the first stone.
The arrogance of the submissives is astounding

JC
JC
October 29, 2021 6:37 am

Struth

Settle down. Do you have deliveries today?

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 6:49 am

One day to go!

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 6:55 am

Is there a comp to outspeechify bosi?
If you want to win you probably need to throw in a few more sovereigns and begones.
And maybe one or two beguines and a beghard.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 6:56 am

Melbourne weather is grand.
Stormed all night and still at it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 6:57 am

Gas-lighter in chief.
From the WSJ.

Biden Administration in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Immigrant Families Separated at Border

The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 6:59 am
Bons
October 29, 2021 7:00 am

I haven’t flown QANTAS since the leproconian faggot banned pork (of the eating variety).
You have to believe that the moron has woked QANTAS out of the game this time. Hopefully.
Just what tired, irritable travellers want; listening to some aged poof intoning the insulting “wisdom the welders nonsense” after every take off. Adding to the already endless bulling babble that they impose on their victims.
The kale and seaweed soup will have customers running screaming for the exits.
Taking the knee next? Don’t laugh, the arrogant prick will try it.
I hope that the Govt can only impose its mask fascism on Australian domiciled airlines. 14 hours behind a mask – shove that little green man.
He’s been watching too much Channel 10.

JC
JC
October 29, 2021 7:03 am

Bons

That quite funny. Most things are a relative. He’s the best airline CEO in the world. He really does have the touch to appreciate risk and how to spread the wings when its opportunistic.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:05 am
rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:07 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:07 am

I just started watching a replay of a presentation that was on earlier today in the US.
The presenter had a 1980’s style anime avatar that spoke when he spoke.
It was like a live action cartoon.
I had to stop watching because it was too distracting.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 7:09 am

“rosiesays:
October 29, 2021 at 7:07 am
good point, its the gang of four”

Not the gang of four!

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:10 am
rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:10 am

They’re everywhere!

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 7:13 am

“rosiesays:
October 29, 2021 at 6:59 am
autogynephilia, on the rise in Western men?”

Almost all of the “trans activists” you read about are simply autogynephiliac men. I prefer the old fashioned word to describe them….simpler and easier….perverts.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 7:15 am

“It took Trump to flick Ted’s switch.”

Indeed it did.

Crossie
Crossie
October 29, 2021 7:16 am

Garland is a completely incompetent dissembling moron. Cotton, among others, ate him alive yesterday.

He’s smart enough to know he’s in charge, the senators can grandstand all they want but nothing will change as a result of it. He should have smirked like that creep Strzok when questioned in Congress just to be in character.

Bons
October 29, 2021 7:22 am

If you actually believe that JC, you are welcome to my seat.
Best in the boardroom does not equate to best for travellers.
There are too any superior options to bother spending your time being treated like crap by QANTAS.

Crossie
Crossie
October 29, 2021 7:22 am

The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation,

How do you think this will go over with hard-working Americans who lost their jobs because of the vaxx mandates and now can’t feed their own families?

What of military families who are separated when their fathers or mothers are posted overseas? Do they get $450,000 per person?

132andBush
132andBush
October 29, 2021 7:24 am

“Today” on the TV where I’m camped at the moment.

Apparently Melbourne and various other places have barely survived a night of weather Armageddon, the likes of which have never been seen since the last time it happened and the “Freedom” countdown clock tells me Victoria has just over 10 hours to go.

Had to remove myself from the room.

Crossie
Crossie
October 29, 2021 7:26 am

feelthebern says:
October 29, 2021 at 7:07 am
I just started watching a replay of a presentation that was on earlier today in the US.
The presenter had a 1980’s style anime avatar that spoke when he spoke.
It was like a live action cartoon.

I have been in zoom meetings like that where participants were able to choose a filter for their face, cartoon characters, facial hair etc. I was the only one who couldn’t do it, my version of zoom software didn’t have that capability. It was still a good laugh.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:26 am

Fund fact.
During the four years of Trump, the highest deportation year was still lower than the lowest deportation year under the 8 years of Obama/Biden.

Jimmy Dore, Glenn Greenwald, Aaron Mate (pronounced Mar-tay) have shown, proven, spoken about this non stop.
Hence my comment, gaslighter-in-chief.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:27 am

Crossie, I thought I’d seen most filters.
I feel so old.

Crossie
Crossie
October 29, 2021 7:28 am

132andBush says:
October 29, 2021 at 7:24 am
“Today” on the TV where I’m camped at the moment.

I too find it much calmer not to start the day with morning television.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 29, 2021 7:31 am

Hey ScoMo! While you are saving us all from a harmless gas now might be a really great time to unban ivermectin.

Study: New ‘heavily mutated’ COVID variant can evade vaccines (28 Oct)

The variant, A.30 – also known as A.VOI.V2 – has been discovered in patients in Angola and Sweden, and is believed to have originated in Tanzania.

According to a study by researchers in Germany released this week by the UK-based journal Natural, the new variant is “heavily mutated”, including mutations to the virus’ spike protein, which allow it to evade antibodies created in response to vaccines based on previously identified strains of COVID.

Aside from being able to evade vaccine-induced immunity, the study claimed, the new variant also appears to be better able to spread through the body beyond the lungs.

Might actually save the lives of a lot of people if you do.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:31 am

I feel sorry if any Cats live on the lower north shore on a jacaranda lined street.
Unless you also own a coffee cart.

Winston Smith
October 29, 2021 7:32 am

Bons:

listening to some aged poof intoning the insulting “wisdom the welders nonsense” after every take off.

It’s just a variation on the theme of “Blessed are the Cheesemakers – more about general dairy products and other edibles.”
“Blessed are the Welders. It’s more about the metals fabricators and other craftsmen in pre invasion Australia.”
Yes, I butchered the quote from “Life of Brian.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:32 am

Today I learned you can afterpay a new set of tits.
What a time to be alive.

Mater
October 29, 2021 7:33 am

dover0beach says:
October 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm
Some mean weather passing through south end of Port Phillip Bay. God is angry with this legislation passing the lower house.

And he recently rattled the earth when police preemptively shot at Protesters.

God needs to deliver bigger hints. Dan doesn’t seem to understand subtle.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 7:33 am

“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.”

I don’t think that’s true. Firstly, Sitting Bull’s DNA is hardly “ancient”. Secondly, the DNA of the European royals like Prince Phillip was used to identify the Romanov remains and thirdly, DNA was used by current living descendants of the French and Austrian royals to identify the remains of the little Dauphin, Louis-Charles, who was the son of King Louis XVI and Marie Antionette. It’s a sad story…

“It was in 2000 that the historian Philippe Delorme arranged for DNA testing of the heart as well as bone samples from one of the many historical claimants to Louis-Charles’s identity, namely, Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, a German clockmaker (see below). Ernst Brinkmann of Münster University and Belgian genetics professor Jean-Jacques Cassiman of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, conducted mitochondrial DNA tests using a strand of the hair of the boy’s mother, Marie-Antoinette, and other samples from her sisters Maria Johanna Gabriela and Maria Josepha, their mother, Empress Maria Theresa, and two living direct descendants in the strict maternal line of Maria Theresa, namely Queen Anne of Romania and her brother, Prince André de Bourbon Parme, maternal relatives of Louis XVII. The tests proved both that Naundorff was not the dauphin, and the heart was that of Louis-Charles.

Of these results, historian Jean Tulard wrote: “This [mummified] heart is … almost certainly that of Louis XVII. We can never be 100 per cent sure but this is about as sure as it gets”.

P
P
October 29, 2021 7:41 am

Coronavirus
Jabs do not reduce risk of passing Covid within household, study suggests
Nicola Davis Science correspondent – Fri 29 Oct 2021 03.00 AEDT

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid yet catch the virus are just as infectious to others in their household as infected unvaccinated people, research suggests.

struth
struth
October 29, 2021 7:42 am

JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.
This again shows us where you go when your bible is actually the Libertarian’s guide to economics.

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 7:47 am

Apparently Melbourne and various other places have barely survived a night of weather Armageddon…

After last night’s electrical storms, it’s as windy as it’s been in 100 years where I am in southern Vicco. According to the BOM gauges, it’s gusting to 46 knots (85kmh). Power out in some local areas on the Bellarine Peninsula.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:48 am

#staysafevictoria

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:48 am

Interesting BoN, if it originated in Tanzania couldn’t one assume that wasn’t as the result of responding to a highly vaccinated population, and the article seemed to suggest at the end the vaccines might still offer protection.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:49 am

Today Dan Andrews said the best way to protect yourself during wild weather is to get vaccinated.

h/t angry Joe Biden.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 7:54 am

Cassie, you should avoid the smh today lest the Sharma news enrages you to the point of madness.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 29, 2021 7:55 am

Rosie – The vaccines aren’t doing a great job with the Delta strain, so a “heavily mutated” one seems even less likely to be protected against.

“all double-vaccinated” “It’s just strange” (28 Oct)

“Now they are recovering from COVID-19, one of their teammates dead, wondering if this tragedy could have been averted.”

I suppose if you believe MSM propaganda it might be strange, there is that.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:56 am

“German researchers have identified a new variant – A.30 – that might be able to escape the immune system. However, only five cases were found in the world, none in the past five months.”

Article at j post which i can’t link.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 7:59 am

I guess everyone will just have to get those terrible boosters.
With the vaxxed only having 18 months to four years to live anyhow it can’t make that much difference how many boosters people get.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 8:00 am

Msm propaganda still seems to a slightly better class than some of the other stuff linked here.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 8:12 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 29, 2021 8:14 am

Boosters at six months would put most people into Autumn of next year for a shot.
Mine would be February and Novavax should be around by then.
There is no medical explanation as to my need for a booster. Without an antibody test they are dispensing drugs without a medical consultation or prescription.

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 8:14 am

Cassie, you should avoid the smh today lest the Sharma news enrages you to the point of madness.

Ho hum. A bunch of Lieboral wets and corrupt climate scam grifters formed a secret junta to stop party caving in to the LNP’s Bananaby wing and the horrors that would follow, like protecting regional jobs from the Marxist madness in Glasgow.

Half of the parliamentary LNP might as well be working for the Chinese Communist Party. They’re traitors to this country.

PS: 95%+ of Australian journalists are lefty fruitcakes and I note that David Crowe fits in seemlessly as an anti-LNP campaigner at the SMH after leaving the Paywallian.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 8:16 am

And I’d like to thank St Ruth for carrying the Bosi Files over to day 5.

Indolent
Indolent
October 29, 2021 8:16 am

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

I’m the same. The first thing I do with any new computer is play with the colour settings. I’m currently on Windows 10 and in that its Setting\Personalisation\Themes and then you can either pick an existing theme or fiddle with a manual one. It changes with every version but you can usually find a way to do it. It might be under colours for you.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 8:17 am

feelthebernsays:
October 29, 2021 at 7:54 am
Cassie, you should avoid the smh today lest the Sharma news enrages you to the point of madness.”

Thanks Bern, I won’t be voting for the soggy lettuce leaf. Sharma is just a mint Green. He, Falinsky, Allen, Zimmerman all represent what is wrong with the Liberal party.

Some wag here yesterday, in response to my desire to see the Liberal party of Australia cremated and its ashes thrown on the a garbage dump after the next election, said that “LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.”

No, they won’t be, but it’s precisely that kind of logic, that the “alternative is worse”, which has led us to this awful scenario now where we now have a progressive Liberal party full of Greens like Sharma and which is why the party has succumbed to “zero emissions” and all the rest of the twaddle. It is also a party which refuses to listen to its base….so why should that base vote for it? I can’t in good conscience vote Liberal anymore. In order to effect change sometimes you need to demolish the building and start again.

Sharma can fuck off. He’s already scared of me. Can’t wait to run into him again.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 8:17 am

And I’d like to thank St Ruth for carrying the Bosi Files over to day 5.

Night watchman.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 8:18 am

“Tomsays:
October 29, 2021 at 8:14 am”

Snap Tom…but you’ve said it better.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 8:18 am

Sharma can fuck off.

LOL.
Liberty quote.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 29, 2021 8:20 am

Great ‘toons Tom – you do a terrific job.

But not clicking on Rowe anymore. His obsession with nude blokes and his poor drawing and his leftie ranting are too much.

At least Pickering’s constant drawing of politicians with their tackle out were well drawn.

Indolent
Indolent
October 29, 2021 8:20 am

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

At least they’re admitting it. Last I heard, whatever the problem was, it had nothing to do with the vaccine.

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 8:22 am

Bugger. My power just went off. Powercor says it’ll be back on by midday, but my laptop battery won’t last that long.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 8:22 am

God needs to deliver bigger hints. Dan doesn’t seem to understand subtle.

There’s only so many Armageddons one God can get done in a week.

rosie
rosie
October 29, 2021 8:24 am

Many Melbournians enjoying electricity free morning.
We’ll get it back sooner than some, as large nursing home is affected.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 8:26 am

4 weeks ago today, my package arrived at “Sydney airport sorting centre”.
I think it may have found it’s way to the Qantas first class lounge & is living it up.

Cassie of Sydney
October 29, 2021 8:28 am

The left eating their own, in Canada some progressive school boards are removing Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

calli
calli
October 29, 2021 8:28 am

Sharma can fuck off. He’s already scared of me. Can’t wait to run into him again.

Ahahaha! Don’t shoot until you see the whites of his eyes!

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 29, 2021 8:29 am

Winston,
To fix your screen problems you need f.lux
justgetflux.com

Makes the screen a warmer colour at night.

calli
calli
October 29, 2021 8:29 am

Have they sent the ransom note yet, Bern?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
October 29, 2021 8:30 am

Tom says:
October 29, 2021 at 8:22 am
Bugger. My power just went off. Powercor says it’ll be back on by midday, but my laptop battery won’t last that long.

Casterton outage is on a three day repair notice. Poor buggers.

Dot
Dot
October 29, 2021 8:32 am

The left eating their own, in Canada some progressive school boards are removing Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Too hu-wite?

lotocoti
lotocoti
October 29, 2021 8:33 am

Did I just hear Bull Shitten chastise Scummo for breaking up with the Frogs by text message?

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 29, 2021 8:34 am

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

Mate who had a really bad reaction to Astrazeneca is now being threatened with Pfizer for second shot. He’s not that stupid and already been seriously fucked over by the medical profession over other things.
Doc told him they see lots of bad reactions but don’t want to tell people because it might discourage them from getting the vax.
Great .

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 8:34 am

2 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes.

Dot
Dot
October 29, 2021 8:38 am

struthsays:
October 29, 2021 at 7:42 am
JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.
This again shows us where you go when your bible is actually the Libertarian’s guide to economics.

stfu, St Ruth.

You bang on endlessly. Sometimes you are right. Most of the time you eat crow.

“Local councils are illegal”
“Six days until judgment day”
“18 to 48 months until the vaxxies all die”

Now you are misrepresenting what other people think regarding their own personal political views and knowledge of economics.

You may as well be Bob Brown lecturing us about economics. Worse still, a mad mathematician with no empirical economic research, like John Quiggin.

“No harm in trade with China”

Stop being a clown.

We can’t stop China. Trump or a competent US President can.

Go and throw out ALL of your Chinese made stuff RIGHT NOW, you bloody hypocrite.

You have six days until We, The People come knocking.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 8:40 am

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

If you are running Windows you can alter the screen appearance by changing the Calibration of the display.

Just be aware that, once you customise the display for the Cat, the appearance of other software might not be what you want.

Indolent
Indolent
October 29, 2021 8:40 am

I am the majority – Full speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwoxG1cQXEo

Rousing applause at the end. The committee members look shocked.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 8:43 am

Indolentsays:
October 29, 2021 at 8:40 am
I am the majority – Full speech

He stole that from Bosi.

Indolent
Indolent
October 29, 2021 8:43 am

Anyone else get the idea that Leak is getting seriously fed up?

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 29, 2021 8:44 am

Dr Faustus, f.lux doesn’t seem to have any problems.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 8:44 am

struthsays:
October 29, 2021 at 7:42 am
JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.

Have you thrown all your Chinese appliances out as JC instructed you to do?
How is the component cleansing on the truck going?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 8:51 am

Damage assessment.
Door of the meter box off it’s hinges.
Cushion from one of the gin and tonic chairs missing.
Just before Cup Weekend.
Disaster.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 8:55 am

There are two things that this Biden will have in it.
Reversal of the PBM laws that Trump brought in.
And reversal of the SALT limits.
Anything else is just theatre until the Virginia elections on Tuesday (US time).
The DNC need a Dem administration across the river.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 29, 2021 8:56 am

Who sent this word salad back to the kitchen?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 8:57 am

Some wag here yesterday, in response to my desire to see the Liberal party of Australia cremated and its ashes thrown on the a garbage dump after the next election, said that “LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.”

They all play sleight of hand tricks.

I wouldn’t quite say with the ALP you nearly ‘get what it says on the box’ – Shorten put an end to that in 2019.

But for conservatives, having a flip-flop, nominally conservative government, casually wandering off down progressive rabbit holes at the drop of a poll, is anathema.

Hard to manage your life and business when the only certainty you have is that your government will be putting on an all-singing, all-dancing shitshow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 9:00 am

H B Bearsays:

October 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

Who sent this word salad back to the kitchen?

It was too heavy on the salt and vinegar in the dressing.

Tom
Tom
October 29, 2021 9:02 am

Anyone else get the idea that Leak is getting seriously fed up?

After persecution by the Australian Human Rights Commission that killed his father, Leak jnr can spot a fascist from a mile away.

Twostix
Twostix
October 29, 2021 9:03 am

And I’d like to thank St Ruth for carrying the Bosi Files over to day 5

Is this a joke? Five days of shit tier mumbling about it by you.

There is something quite wrong with many Victorians, very Pharisee like – the fundamental sin seems to be hyprocrisy.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 9:06 am

Dr Faustus, f.lux doesn’t seem to have any problems.

I assume f.lux automates the calibration process.

Great if it does the job you want. Personally I prefer not to have blackbox things running in the background and fiddling with my system.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 29, 2021 9:06 am

Wow. Just wow. That was real Baptist County speaking there, with the full-blown rhetoric of telling it to the man. A very powerful speech you put up there Indolent. ‘I am the Majority, I am Everybody’. Gives me hope that America will pull round again and throw off the Marxist stain in favour of the good ole Constitution once more. Who was that man? Get him into politics quick. He sure says he ain’t got no English schoolteacher telling him how to say it, but he’s infused with the direct language of Martin Luther King.

That’s a winner. And the shock of the middle class bureaucrats at the spontaneous applause. Wonderful.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 9:08 am

How many “Begones” Lizzie?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 9:09 am


Donald Trump Jr.
??@DonaldJTrumpJr??

If the reports are accurate, and Joe Rogan’s doctor did in fact treat up to 200 members of congress with Invermectin, doesn’t the American public (who have been spoon-fed a terrible narrative on the drug and its usefulness) deserve to know?

jupes
jupes
October 29, 2021 9:13 am

Rosie – The vaccines aren’t doing a great job with the Delta strain

Bruce, it’s the deadly Delta strain.

Twostix
Twostix
October 29, 2021 9:15 am

Austria talking about banning unvaccinated people buying fuel. Many euro countries in various states of banning unvaccinated people from life, now starting in on food shops, healthcare, etc.

Experimenting with what works and doesn’t to coerce people into obeying, feeding the results back into the gaping maw of the WHO who tweak its ‘advice’ which then flows back out to CHOs everywhere who greedily consume it and tweak and implement and stretch the people in the rack a little more, tighten the screw a bit further this way, feed that data back, etc, etc.

jupes
jupes
October 29, 2021 9:20 am

Yes Cassie, the Liberals need to be destroyed like they are in WA. The only good they have done in eight years was Abbott stopping the boats, then, finally a ray of hope, SloMo cancelled the Frog sub contract.

But no. That was just another false hope. Turns out that the Brits and US require SloMo to commit economic suicide at the stupid ‘climate’ conference as part of the deal and it appears we still won’t see a new sub for decades. Enough is enough, we must end this pointless and traitorous party.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 9:21 am

Bruce, it’s the deadly Delta strain.

The dirty devious dastardly deadly Delta strain.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 9:24 am

I’m not a sucker for these speeches, no matter how many “begones” are thrown in.
But that Donald Trump “many years from now” ad is one of the best produced pieces I have ever seen/heard.
I’d post it but it’s verboten.
Worse than the voice of Sauron.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
October 29, 2021 9:24 am

The reports of no electricity is another example of “Melbourne’s today is the future for the rest of us”.

MatrixTransform
October 29, 2021 9:30 am

#staysafevictoria

I feel better now

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 29, 2021 9:31 am

Melbourne would have ample elecktrickery if everyone had been jabbed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 29, 2021 9:31 am

Have you thrown all your Chinese appliances out as JC instructed you to do?

Just heard from IT/ITK.

He’s making artisanal carburettors now. A steal at $75 large. Doubly cheap for you St. Ruth, because in 18 to 48 months you’ll be able to take all the parts you need from vehicles owned by dead submissives.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 9:31 am

In Stepping Onto The Global Stage news:

Emmanuel Macron issues torpedo strike to Australia during conversation with Scott Morrison

…the President says he encouraged Mr Morrison to adopt emission reduction measures “commensurate with the climate challenge” and cease production and consumption of coal.

This is a deliberate strike by the French President at the PM’s carbon credentials on the eve of next week’s Glasgow climate talks.

M. Micron pulling Scrotty’s pants down before he’s even landed…

Va t’ faire enculer.

Gab
Gab
October 29, 2021 9:34 am

#staysafevictoria

#F-offIRatherStayFree

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 29, 2021 9:35 am

Dave Sharma’s daily planner:

1. Stay away from Cassie
2. Go home

Gab
Gab
October 29, 2021 9:35 am

God needs to deliver bigger hints. Dan doesn’t seem to understand subtle.

No, He needs to be more accurate with His target.

Twostix
Twostix
October 29, 2021 9:36 am

CHO’s / ‘public health’ officials are essentially imperial governors. The imperial power, their master, being the WHO. It sets the guidelines for the empire, they duly implement those in a way palatable to the natives, and are empowered to deal with native uprisings against if necessary. The natives own government dares not go against them and instead welcomes them and into the province with a red carpet as they busily roll out the mandates of the new order.

Baba
Baba
October 29, 2021 9:36 am

From Currency Lad’s blog.

Davey Boy says:
29 October, 2021 at 8:25 am
in a corner of the corporate world I once inhabited, where the firm ran branches in every State and territory of this once-Federation, the Vic staff were always making sure that they were seen to be and indeed prided themselves as being ‘more progressive’ than the employees elsewhere, never missing a chance to boast about or demonstrate their perceived superiority. It’s a mindset many Vics seem to share. Hubris. Always comes before the fall.

Rabz
October 29, 2021 9:39 am

Lizzie – AJ quoted the paragraph on 1984 being a warning not an instruction manual. That bit I did write. About 60% of the submission was a synthesis of other Cat’s observations on the digital identity bill.

Not that it matters, we’re going to end up with the frigging abomination regardless.

Remember, it’s not labore or the greenfilth foisting this monstrosity on us – it’s the stupid frigging gliberals.

To echo jupes above – they must be destroyed.

Megan
Megan
October 29, 2021 9:40 am

Villa Megan is a tiny island of blazing light, hot coffee and functioning internet in a surrounding vast sea of darkness.

Current situation has reminded the residents to take action on installing a gas generator which will also come in handy when Net Zero brings the ruinables online.

Rabz
October 29, 2021 9:42 am

From the previously linked piece on the loss of the “culture wars”:

this means conservatives will have to become something more than conserve. We’ll have to become reactionaries. As I wrote in my new book, the reactionary is one who “lives in open revolt against the modern world.”

If we’re to win the Culture War, that’s what we have to do. Anything less will be insufficient to save ourselves, our republic, and our civilization.

Once, perhaps, conservatism was enough. It’s not anymore. There’s nothing left to conserve; we have to reclaim. The Third Millennium belongs to the reactionary.

Wonderful – so I’m a “reactionary” now.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 29, 2021 9:42 am

Breathtaking condescension from a grim-faced Skah bloke this morning:

‘Berejiklian has a fight on her hands to keep her reputation intact.’

Ha ha oh my wordy lordy wow. Just now the stupid bag said she hasn’t been watching the hearings. Pity, because she missed a cracker yesterday where she was picked up on air telling her (convenient) ex how she was going to ‘throw money’ at Wagga.

This will end in a stunning and brave transformation from strong womynses to just a girl deceived by another evil man.

In other words – the Brih-nee Higgins defence.

Gab
Gab
October 29, 2021 9:42 am

Rabz! You made a submission? Well done!! So proud of you xx

Megan
Megan
October 29, 2021 9:43 am

I used the 1984 line in my submission as well, thanks to you, Rabz. Perfect summation of the whole abominable situation we are being forced to endure.

Rabz
October 29, 2021 9:44 am

Dave Sharma’s daily planner:

1. Stay away from Cassie
2. Go home

3. Fantasise about Year Net Zero

Rabz
October 29, 2021 9:44 am

Gabz – you didn’t see the guest post?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 29, 2021 9:47 am

Heightened emotions all round today. Leak going in strong there on Diktator Dan, there’s real hatred in that toon. Justified outrage. Thank goodness for cartoonists who still have a place in the mass media, even though only a few of them even begin to approach Leak’s effortless style and ability to make a point. Leak’s a man who loved his dad and there is certainly vengeance somewhere in his soul against the fascists who drove Leak Snr to his early demise.

This morning from 5.30am to 7.00 trying unsuccessfully to get back to sleep I read in the latest Quadrant Mervyn Bendle’s entertaining essay on the antecedent differences to the mid-century cultures of the Melbourne Left and the Sydney Push which might explain some differences in their urban toxicities today. Bendle stretches the comparison a bit, but it is true that Melbourne didn’t have Sydney’s Libertarianism to the same extent, although by the 60’s Sydney had taken up its own form of Stalinism with Marxist Althusserian rigidities that could have put Melbourne to shame, only later to drift into post-modernist fantasising, edged with Gramsci takeoverism.

I was there and lived through it all, gawpingly horrified and yet attracted as so many were. Can’t agree Mervyn that Greer didn’t push a utopian line – The Female Eunuch ends ffs with everyone living a communal life in the Italian countryside serviced by domestic help! The days of the old Royal George in the early sixties was when I caught the tail end of The Push, and knew the names bandied about but only meeting a few of them. You end on Mary’s visit to a shrink at the new millennium, Mervyn, and I wonder is this apocryphal or true, was it perhaps Mary-belle, Germaine’s protegee and friend, and my friend too, for we had things in common that others did not. Party Central was my approach to it all then. I became more familiar with what I think of as Sydney’s Bonney and Windschuttle ‘New Left’ period, and then into the 70’s and the 80’s with the Bacon and Nash ‘New Journalism’ duo et al. I was dumping these toxic cultures for myself by the 90’s when my teenage years in the 50’s reasserted themselves via some lingering common cultural sense. Not the sort of stuff though that produces memories to send you drifting back to sleep. Areff, your views on the Melbourne scene?? I have already chatted with Keith about some of this. 😀

I wonder how many other Cats lurked on these fringes too. Quite a few, I suspect.
A sub to Quadrant is less than $100 a year and is well worth it. Just sayin’

Twostix
Twostix
October 29, 2021 9:47 am

Fundamentals of the new medical empire that every province of it must permanently implement:

– “Lockdown” to control illness outbreaks
– Minimum 95% vaccination rates in adults
– Mandatory health surveillance systems
– Mandatory health passports for natives
– Power of local medical officials must be unchallengeable by local traditions and customary laws (imperialist sovereignty)
– Mandatory “lock out” penalty systems for non conformists

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
October 29, 2021 9:48 am

Thier ABCcess this morning.

Some professor from Denmark or another hyrdy gurdy country getting a freckle clean from Fran about Covid.

The new hotness. (as best i can recollect)

Of course the vaccine doesnt stop you getting or passing on the disease to others“….. followed by ‘but stops you getting as sick yada yada.

So in effect vaccinating everyone who is not in a risk group to ‘prevent the spread” as weve been chanted at here in Oz is a load of shit.

Is Victorias Chief health officer denying the science?
https://www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/directions-issued-by-victorias-chief-health-officer

COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions
The purpose of these directions is to impose obligations upon employers in relation to the vaccination of workers, in order to limit the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within the population of those workers.

Because it looks a lot like vaccination “to liit the spread’ is JuJu, witchcraft and burying cats under doorsteps to avoid the plague level of science.

Megan
Megan
October 29, 2021 9:48 am

Wonderful – so I’m a “reactionary” now.

Wear it with pride. Along with rebel, insurgent, mutineer, subversive, agitator, outlier, original and all round badass.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 9:49 am

Their ABC handing out Carbon Credits to the CPC:

Xi Jinping is building coal stations and avoiding the COP26 summit. Is he giving up on the green China dream?

No, of course not:

And ahead of the climate talks, he has ordered an increase to coal-fired electricity production, with approval for more than 100 coal mines to expand capacity.

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t serious about his pledge for a green China by 2060.

All at once, he must fuel China’s economic growth, keep the lights on, and break the nation’s addiction to coal before it’s too late.

And (quite understandably) unable to attend Glasgow, because busy with business.

Strange that Scummo doesn’t have the exact same challenges.

Rabz
October 29, 2021 9:51 am

This will end in a stunning and brave transformation from strong womynses to just a girl deceived by another evil man.

KD – she claimed that months ago when the revelations concerning the rutting warthogs* (Beryl and Daryl) first emerged.

*H/T areff

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 29, 2021 9:52 am

Dave Sharma’s daily planner:

1. Stay away from Cassie
2. Go home

LOL. So true.

He does not get off lightly whens she spies him.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 9:54 am

Today in stereotyping:-

“Queenssslanders are, without exception … “

Bonus points for use of the words ‘pineapple’, ‘peanut’, ‘backward’, ‘redneck’ and ‘dullard’.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 29, 2021 9:54 am

Beryl. I am just a soft-hearted romantic who feels sorry for her.

I know. My bad. Very bad, says Hairy, exuding probity from every pore.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 29, 2021 9:55 am

Dave Sharma’s daily planner:

1. Stay away from Cassie*
2. Go home

* aka “Crankie of Sydney”.

jupes
jupes
October 29, 2021 9:56 am

“Of course the vaccine doesnt stop you getting or passing on the disease to others“….. followed by ‘but stops you getting as sick yada yada.

Which also means that the vaccinated have no reason to fear the unvaccinated.

Zipster
Zipster
October 29, 2021 9:57 am

CHO’s / ‘public health’ officials are essentially imperial governors. The imperial power, their master, being the WHO. It sets the guidelines for the empire,

WHO is in china’s pocket. What it sells is the “chinese model” of totalitarianism.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 29, 2021 9:58 am

mole inadvertently just described the complete and unedited ABC mission statement:

Some professor from Denmark or another hyrdy gurdy country getting a freckle clean from Fran about Covid.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 29, 2021 10:02 am

In Intolerable Intolerance news:

Why LGBTIQ+ advocates want Australia’s ‘gay blood ban’ to end

[Rodney Croome] …is involved in a new petition from Just.Equal Australia, a national lobby and advocacy group representing the interests and priorities of the LGBTIQ+ community, titled ‘Medical science and international experience show our blood is safe’.

“The current policy, imposing an abstinence period on gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming Australians who have sex with men, limits the supply of safe blood, and stigmatises gay, bi, trans and non-binary people as a threat to public health,” it reads.

Safe as bath houses.

Doubtless, dover will be putting this one up (as it were).

lotocoti
lotocoti
October 29, 2021 10:03 am

Power back.

Dammit.
I was so close to nailing a government grant to develop
carbon neutral e-mailable electricity.

Gab
Gab
October 29, 2021 10:04 am

Rabzsays:
October 29, 2021 at 9:44 am
Gabz – you didn’t see the guest post?

On no I didn’t. I will go a-hunting for it today.

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