Open Thread- Mon 1 Nov 2021


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Muddy
Muddy
November 1, 2021 1:19 am

Muddy?

Tom
Tom
November 1, 2021 4:27 am

Monday cartoons start here.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
November 1, 2021 4:48 am

Happy Monday to all, vaxxed or unvaxxed. Be kind to each other.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 1, 2021 5:36 am

Thanks Tom , I love how Branco unfailingly draws FJB with blood on his hands

jupes
jupes
November 1, 2021 5:38 am

Thanks Tom , I love how Branco unfailingly draws FJB with blood on his hands

And the empty thought bubble.

rickw
rickw
November 1, 2021 6:19 am

Let’s Go Brandon!

(This is awesome!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifs8crL5p4E

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 6:23 am
rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 6:44 am
rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 6:50 am

There are many cities in Europe where a car is almost useless, particularly a large car.
Perugia, Granada, Naples etc spring to mind
I remember being told by a local, possibly in Granada how often tourists are left wondering why they bothered hiring one.
Gray is right, Australia is not a Euro toy town

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
November 1, 2021 6:52 am

Let’s Go Brandon!

(This is awesome!)

Outsiders played a bit of it yesterday on their show, it was good to see the whole thing.

Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 6:56 am

Let’s go, Brandon,

Sincerely,

Lesko Brandon.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 7:07 am

From the Grey Connolly link:

The Security Guy
@thesecurityguy1
·
17h
Replying to
@GrayConnolly
Electric vehicles are terrible emitters of smug.

Also, as you have pointed out, they only have a shred of utility on a landmass where the panzers only have to travel 30km from one toy town to another…

Chuckle.

Except golf carts. They’re okay.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 7:10 am

And speaking of golf carts, it’s Release the Grandchildren! day on Friday. (Or Escape from Sydneystan).

I’m having some small visitors who are desperate to act grown up by driving Grandpa’s cart up and down the street.

I hope they still recognise me, mullet and all.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:14 am
cohenite
November 1, 2021 7:17 am

Winston Smithsays:
November 1, 2021 at 6:01 am
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/go-anti-trump-fairfax-county-director-elections-tells-media-virginia-results-may-not-finished-friday/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=daily
Uh huh.
Honestly, I don’t see why the electorate doesn’t take action.
They’re not getting anywhere with the current method.

The fix is on. They won’t even hide the cheat. There is no way back within the system because the demorat scum now own the system. And the chunks own the demorats.

I’m now convinced scomo has gone woke about climate because the zombie biden put the weights on him.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:25 am

Grand news Calli.
I’m hoping for some time in December.
Queensland.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 7:26 am

That English storm is just a minor irritant. Wait until the Euston concourse is labelled a Superspreader Event.

The dog didn’t look too impressed with his walkies on Wimbledon Common either.

Cassie of Sydney
November 1, 2021 7:27 am

“callisays:
November 1, 2021 at 7:10 am”

Wonderful new Calli. Enjoy. It’s been too long.

Cassie of Sydney
November 1, 2021 7:28 am

“I’m now convinced scomo has gone woke about climate because the zombie biden put the weights on him.”

Yes, along with blowjob Boris. ..all of which proves how spineless, craven and utterly supine Scumbag Morrison is.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:32 am

I didn’t go to any shopping centres on the weekend, roads weren’t particularly busy, no doubt because so many Melbournians busted out.
I did see a couple walking to the station in fancy outfits, off to Derby Day.
travel restrictions ease article

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 7:36 am

In other news, I just spied a very young egret perched in a tree behind the house. It has either just been sent packing by its parents or was looking for them. I only ever see the mature birds fishing and frogging in the lake margins, so it was good to see that a fledgling survived.

The lace monitors here are notorious for raiding the nests. Very, very few hatchlings ever get to fly.

shatterzzz
November 1, 2021 7:40 am

Had my first outing in a crowd yesterday in months .. no masks, no social distancing just lotza folk enjoying a morning out, no plod either .. Blacktown open-air Markets ..
Sadly tho, after buying lollies third year in a row NO kids showed up for Halloween ……

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 7:40 am

Middle East may be about to explode again.

Supreme Court orders Arab families evicted (31 Oct)

These are the same Pali squatters in Jerusalem who the landlords have been trying to evict for 80 years. Last time it looked like they were about to be evicted there were riots for weeks and calls for another intifada. And Hamas started seriously bombarding Israel with rockets.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:40 am

If everyone is getting tested pre flight why is this an issue?
I can’t believe 64% are still ‘uncomfortable’.
They should be careful. They might exit Australia on a fully vaxxed flight but any connecting flight is fraught as a number of countries only require a fresh negative test.

“A survey of 1000 people from online financial broker Savvy found 64 per cent said they would feel uncomfortable boarding a flight with unvaccinated passengers. Four in five said a country’s COVID-19 mitigation policies were a significant factor in choosing where to travel.”

travel international at the age. Paywall?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 1, 2021 7:42 am

Checking the traffic flow past our farm heading to the Murray, there didn’t seem to be any big bust out from Melbourne.
They could be going to different attractions and taking another route maybe.
Any other country Vic Cats notice much?

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:45 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 1, 2021 7:47 am

Unvaccinated are banned from outdoor public pools in Vic.
I would have thought that chlorine was a pretty good sterilant.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 7:50 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 1, 2021 7:50 am

I found a piece.
A recent study conducted in the U.K. found that chlorine works quickly against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
Swimmers have wondered whether it’s safe to go back in the water over the past 13 months. A study released earlier this month should help them feel more comfortable.

Swim England, the governing body for swimming in the U.K., in collaboration with Water Babies, a baby swimming business, and the Royal Life Saving Society U.K., found that chlorinated water inactivates the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 within 30 seconds.

“We performed these experiments at our high containment laboratories in London,” virologist and Imperial College London professor Wendy Barclay is quoted as saying in a news release. “Under these safe conditions, we are able to measure the ability of the virus to infect cells, which is the first step in its transmission.”

The study, which hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal yet, established that “1.5mg per litre of free chlorine with a pH between 7 and 7.2 reduced the infectivity of the virus by more than 1000-fold within 30 seconds.”

shatterzzz
November 1, 2021 8:02 am

Unvaccinated are banned from outdoor public pools in Vic.

Same in NSW .. when they 1st lifted the outdoor pool ban (after 3 months) everyone was included I was able to swim for a week before they changed it to vaxxed only and banned the un-vaxxed …
it’s the science, apparently .. LOL!

Tom
Tom
November 1, 2021 8:05 am

What a passive-aggressive little bitch Michael Leunig is — humiliated by his employer but, unlike John Spooner (who fled The Age zombie factory and is now the #2 cartoonist at the Paywallian with self-respect intact), continues to take the pay cheque :

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/leunig-refuses-to-let-age-grind-him-down/news-story/32d3e19107662668ca391a5d84998286 isn’t taking a backward step with The Age after this column revealed last week he had been axed from the editorial page.

In the wake of his unhappy week, Leunig, the Age’s best-known editorial cartoonist, threw an amusing jab at the paper in its own pages — as part of his remaining gig in the arts section Saturday Spectrum.

His latest cartoon featured a pointed line missed by no one: “Don’t let the mastheads grind you down”.

To its credit, The Age still published that cartoon. But the cartoonist appears to still be feeling a bit ‘ground down’ after his masthead’s cryptic announcement in its pages two weeks ago that it was “trialling new cartoonists” on the Monday editorial page.

Leunig was removed after invoking the famous Tiananmen Square image of “Tank Man” facing off with the Chinese troops in 1989, as an alleged metaphor for vaccination mandates in Victoria.

But Age editor Gay Alcorn told us that the cartoon was merely the straw that broke the camel’s back in relation to her decision on Leunig’s future on the editorial page, after she had removed multiple cartoons by him this year. Alcorn said that in nearly all cases they were removed because they expressed “an anti-vaccination sentiment”.

However, when Diary reached Leunig, he disputed that claim.

“I have no desire to discourage people from getting vaccinated against Covid-19,” he said.

“But equally, I don’t believe in bullying or coercing people into getting vaccinated either. My stance is about vaccine mandates, not vaccination itself.”

Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 8:06 am

Nah..

Jam the water up with more bleach and some bromine. Try a little benzalkonium chloride too. Hell, chuck some Epsom salts and borax in there too.

Just in the interest of safety.

You won’t catch Covid and your skin will look fresh. No need to exfoliate.

Tom
Tom
November 1, 2021 8:08 am

Woops. Buggered up the link. IMO, Dovercat needs a smarter citation mechanism for quoting outside content.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 8:08 am

The study, which hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal yet, established that “1.5mg per litre of free chlorine with a pH between 7 and 7.2 reduced the infectivity of the virus by more than 1000-fold within 30 seconds.”

Interesting to look back to April 2020, when Trump suggested disinfection might be a thing:

“It wouldn’t be through injections, almost a cleaning and sterilization of an area. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work, but it certainly has a big effect if it’s on a stationary object.”

The howler monkeys couldn’t take the piss enough. Ahhhhh bleach! Bleach!! Fucking BLEACH!!!

Perhaps Wyatt Baldwin would remember the glory days.

Cassie of Sydney
November 1, 2021 8:09 am

Is today “begone” day?

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 8:10 am

No Cassie. Yesterday.

Where is Sancho anyway?

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 8:17 am

almost a cleaning and sterilization of an area

Hand sanitiser and Glen20, anyone?

Trump was just musing on what his mum told him – wash your hands, Donald! Basic hygiene, which seems to have had a refreshing resurgence.

The howler monkeys clearly had never heard of it, the filthy buggers. Which is understandable, being sh*t flingers one and all.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 8:20 am

Didn’t sancho claim to be under the weather from the vax on Saturday?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 8:20 am

Jam the water up with more bleach and some bromine. Try a little benzalkonium chloride too. Hell, chuck some Epsom salts and borax in there too.

Lots of fun organic chemistry going on in pools.

The chemical reactions taking place in your swimming pool (2016)

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 8:22 am

He did rosie.

Just trying to flush him out. 😀

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 1, 2021 8:34 am

The unvaccinated pool ban is only for the plebs.
Most of the comfortably off in our town have backyard pools. The unvaccinated kids and friends will be super spreading in privacy.

Tom
Tom
November 1, 2021 8:39 am

ABC’s bonus bonanza worth ‘30 Cartiers’

Christine Holgate famously lost her job as CEO of Australia Post last year for rewarding four of her executives with $5000 watches as a thankyou for landing a lucrative contract.

But in 2021, that sort of reward program is chicken feed at the ABC. Diary has learnt one lucky executive at Aunty received a bonus that knocks Holgate’s paltry Cartier-based rewards out of the park.

Tucked away in the fine print of the ABC’s mammoth 250-page annual report, way back in the “appendices”, is a smoking gun that has insiders at the national broadcaster talking. The disclosure shows one lucky executive received $144,000 – a remarkable 30 or so Cartier watches – as a bonus for the financial year just passed.

What makes the payment stand out even more is that the mystery executive was on a base salary of $198,000 a year – but nearly doubled their total package to just under $360,000 once the huge bonus was taken into account.

News of the bonus comes little more than a year after the ABC announced an executive pay austerity program that banned such sweeteners in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. ABC managing director David Anderson in May last year temporarily outlawed bonuses, apparently to demonstrate to the federal government Aunty was pulling its weight with belt-tightening during the uncertain first months of the pandemic.

Apart from cutting his own pay by five per cent for six months, Anderson also announced in an all-staff email it was “not appropriate in the current environment to pay bonuses to senior executives or any salary at-risk payments this financial year”.

As a result, not a single member of Anderson’s senior executive team received a bonus for the 2019-20 financial year.

But a year later, there’s happy news for ABC executives: the bonuses are back!

We may still be in a pandemic, but it turns out the ABC’s much-trumpeted bonus austerity plan lasted exactly one year. While Anderson’s own $1.1m a year package doesn’t include any one-off sweetener, plenty of his senior colleagues are back in clover when it comes to bonuses. The ABC’s departing news director, Gaven Morris, received $80,750 in bonuses for 2020-21, leaving him in a solid second place across the organisation.

Other members of the ABC executive, including director of regional and local Judith Whelan ($43,180), chief financial officer Melanie Kleyn ($34,425) and television boss Michael Carrington ($19,450) all bounced back from their bonus gap year in 2020.

The ABC annual report gives some clue into why the bonus tap was turned back on again, saying some “highly paid staff were eligible to receive an at-risk payment for the achievement of performance targets, (and) some were eligible to be paid a performance bonus”.

But when it comes to bonuses, there was only one question being asked last week among senior ABC staff: who is the mystery executive who landed the cool $144,000 windfall?

The smart money inside Aunty is on it being a senior executive from ABC Commercial — the division which sells ABC content both in Australia and around the world – who landed the big windfall, after pulling off some lucrative sales for the public broadcaster. Nice work if you can get it.

Zipster
Zipster
November 1, 2021 8:44 am
Megan
Megan
November 1, 2021 8:48 am

Sancho got the vax on Saturday. He may be a while.

rickw
rickw
November 1, 2021 8:54 am

Checking the traffic flow past our farm heading to the Murray, there didn’t seem to be any big bust out from Melbourne.
They could be going to different attractions and taking another route maybe.
Any other country Vic Cats notice much?

My farm is along a road to a popular camping spot, the odd caravan filtering past but nothing like what you would see on a long weekend. Inbound traffic on Sunday arvo was surprisingly heavy.

rickw
rickw
November 1, 2021 8:56 am

Sancho got the vax on Saturday. He may be a while.

Sancho hasn’t done a Hammy has he?!

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 8:57 am

Lol Calli.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 8:58 am

Australia is certainly shaping up as the whipping boy of COP26 – as Scummo blunders around with ‘Kick Me’ pinned to the back of his jacket.

The BBC having a predictable shot:

COP26: What do the poorest countries want from climate summit?

#1: Munni;

#2: agree to net-zero targets on greenhouse gases well before 2050, with specific targets for major emitters such as the US, Australia and countries in the EU

Interestingly, other more major emitters don’t make the BeabySea’s shit list: UK, Canada, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia – and of course China.

Or the Top UK Climate Advisor’s list of blackguardly backsliders.

Time for polished turds to shine.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 8:59 am
Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 9:00 am

Organic chem you say?

Is it still safe to swim in pure acetone if I am worried about COVID?

Cassie of Sydney
November 1, 2021 9:02 am

“ABC’s bonus bonanza worth ‘30 Cartiers’”

So will Scumbag Morrison get up in parliament and hop up and down, feign indignation, rant, rave and smear those at the ABC like he did with Holgate?

Not on your nelly. Because Labor won’t raise a peep about this…after all this is Labor’s ideological friends, you know the comrades who loves to spread lies about Catholic prelates and coalition MPs. So sadly there’ll be nothing for Scumbag Morrison to get down on his knees and fellate the opposition with, because he loves doing that, because that’s his sole talent, just like he did with Christine Holgate, just like he did with Craig Kelly, just like he did with George Christensen.

Scumbag Morrison just loves throwing people under the bus, particularly those on his own side.

Oh and where’s that feeble, cretinous low life, Paul Fletcher? Missing in action, as always.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 9:02 am

after pulling off some lucrative sales for the public broadcaster

In other words, doing their job.

Old fashioned me.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 9:04 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 9:04 am

Hydroxylic acid can be extremely deadly Dot. Many people die due to it every year, especially young children.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 9:06 am

Sancho lives!
Just had a little 24 hour vax-nap.
Thumping headache and sensitivity to light.
Still had the chills/sweats cycle but not as bad as the previous night.
Just like the flu vax, they said.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 9:08 am

That’s terrible Sancho, obviously you didn’t get the saline dose.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 9:08 am

It seems Bosi-Armageddon was a bust, eh?

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 9:11 am

I’m somewhat puzzled about what was supposed to happen at this Armageddon.
A great unveiling of some club membership?

Rabz
November 1, 2021 9:14 am

there was only one question being asked last week among senior ALPBC staff: who is the mystery executive who landed the cool $144,000 windfall?

That’s really made my Monday. Absolutely sickening.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 9:15 am

Big Things were predicted.
Very Big Things.
But lacking in programmatic specificity.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 9:17 am

In So Soon? news:

Cop26 summit at serious risk of failure, says Boris Johnson

The Cop26 climate summit is at serious risk of failure because countries are still not promising enough to restrict global temperature rises to below 1.5C, Boris Johnson has warned.

In a blunt admission after two days of preliminary talks at the G20 meeting of world leaders, the prime minister conceded little progress had been made – and the conference is not on track to achieve a deal that keeps the goal alive. He put the chances of success as “six out of 10”.

A cynic might think that BloJo has some sort of deal in his back pocket that will allow him to wave a piece of paper on November 12 and bellow:‘Huzzah! Victory! Vote for Me and my policies!!!

Perhaps a commitment from a Chinese Vice Minister that Emperor Xi smiles upon decarbonisation in the West and will facilitate appropriate reciprocated reductions in emissions, perhaps by 2030.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 9:18 am

A little birdie tells me Mansfield is much maligned with mask muzzled Melbournians.

Winston Smith
November 1, 2021 9:19 am

But lacking in programmatic specificity.

Who left the lid off the packet of Rudds?
They’re all over the bloody kitchen table now.

Rabz
November 1, 2021 9:19 am

Sancho – you’ll have find an alternative use for the purple silk squares.

Serviettes?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 9:27 am

We can always use the purple satin squares for our black masses.
You can never have too much dark satin at a black mass.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 1, 2021 9:28 am

Winston Smithsays:
November 1, 2021 at 9:19 am
But lacking in programmatic specificity.

Who left the lid off the packet of Rudds?
They’re all over the bloody kitchen table now.

Snigger.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 9:32 am

In Festival of Dribble news:

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry will not be in attendance at the UN climate conference (COP26) which starts today in Glasgow and will aim to set major climate change goals to combat global warming.

Meghan and Harry are outspoken on the issue of climate change, but their work risks being overshadowed by the global summit.

Oh.
Well that’s it, then.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 9:35 am

No surprise to see The Ponds Institute at Glasgow. No surprise to have them vox popped on The Green-Left Radio (now Half) Hour formerly known as AM.

Everybody on script.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 9:36 am

Meghan and Harry are outspoken on the issue of climate change, but had a hissy fit and flounced when they didn’t get top billing their work risks being overshadowed by the global summit.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 9:40 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 9:46 am

Dot..

Bosi may have been talking about rationalization hampstergeddon which appears to be striking at their ABCcess and the gruinaid..

This is the first…

Dating as a single mother with chronic illness, I never think ‘I wish I had a man to help me’

As a woman, I wasn’t capable of looking after myself – at least that was the message from my Cypriot-Australian culture — I needed a husband to help me do that.

There was no mention of love or sexual or emotional compatibility and connection.

The checklist consisted of other credentials: Did he come from a good family? Did he have a good job? Money? Was he a family man?

When I got married at 22 my relationship ticked all those boxes.

It was great until it all started to feel terribly wrong. And then, 10 years later, I got divorced.

Guess what detail is missing from the rest of the sharticle? Given she had a cha[p who by her own accounts was a good provider.

After we split, I explored different casual relationships as a single mother.

These relationships were mostly rooted in sexual chemistry.

It made sense, considering I was never taught anything about sex or sexual compatibility other than it was a sin outside marriage.

It was as if my body was paving a way forward.

Hey baby want sum fuk!

With family ties still strained and stressful complications with co-parenting, after seven years of casual dating, I once again fell into another safe and comfortable relationship.

It ticked all the boxes but left me feeling frustrated and like a dead fish.

I think single mothers, particularly those who suffer from chronic illness, as I do, are vulnerable to gravitating to such relationships out of fear they will not be OK on their own.

But in the long run, I’ve found these kinds of relationships detrimental to my emotional wellbeing.

…..
While I initially feared leaving my relationship and not having companionship and support, after almost a year, I have never once thought I needed a man to help me.

Child support me harder daddy government…

…..
Taking a bit here and a bit there can almost create a whole person. And, in the meantime, I’ll wait for my man to come along.

I haven’t given up on love at all and I never will.

The wheel canna take any more captain!!

jupes
jupes
November 1, 2021 9:49 am

It’s now been five years since the start of the Brereton enquiry. It has been almost a year since the release of that report and the Prime Ministers statement that it contained “brutal truths”. It has been over 10 months since the formation of the Office of Special Investigator, formed with the sole purpose of putting 19 diggers in jail.

There are currently over 50 people at work today in the OSI. What will their day consist of? What will they do tomorrow? And the next day? Over 50 of them beavering away 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Doing just what exactly?

I am at a loss. They have all the evidence they are going to get. If these “brutal truths” are so obvious, then lay charges. If not, then stop the abominable investigation and apologise to those diggers. This pathetic, drawn out process is the punishment.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 1, 2021 9:49 am

Speaking of Their ABC, from the DeSantis thread.

Lizzie

Everyone’s immediately on board with Net Zero 50 as the lemmings rush to the fore.
The ABC leading the charge.

A smart government (Yeah, I know!) would confront Their ABC with its own propaganda. Mandate that Their ABC hit Nett Zero by 2030. Then quote its own crap back at it, about Ruinables being cheaper, identify the current energy costs in the ABC budget, and apply reductions to those costs each year until 2030, using their claims about the expected kwh cost of ruinables to set the new budget for energy costs. Also mandate the use only of EVs by that time (including for broadcast trucks).

Then stand back and listen to the bleating.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 9:50 am

China’s falling factory activity a sign of economic woes ahead

China’s factory activity contracted more than expected in October to shrink for a second month, hurt by persistently high raw material prices and softer domestic demand, pointing to more economic disquiet in the final quarter of 2021.

“Production remains weak, indicating the demand problem may be relatively large, and some easing of policy is still needed,” said Zhou Hao, senior economist at Commerzbank.

Stagflation.
A Great Leader, with an eye to the future, probably doesn’t want to let that run in a country with 600 million on the poverty line and no safety net.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 9:54 am

One wonders how one earns a $144,000 bonus at the ALPBC?

No really. I genuinely wonder. We truly are treated like mugs.

Zipster
Zipster
November 1, 2021 9:54 am
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 1, 2021 9:55 am

Council elections coming up on 4 December.

I hope the Libs put someone up so I can not vote for them.

At present it is a little claque of ‘independents’, which 90% of cases means small people fixated on a couple of progressive causes.

At first I thought of Nietzsche:
Narrow souls I can’t abide,
There’s no room for good nor evil inside.

But when you call to mind these ground-dragging dirigibles…those stupid faces…look into those eyes and see they have only a couple of centimetres depth, and at once realise that their human shape (height, breadth, colour etc) is the optical illusion…then you remember that banality does have a special relationship with evil.

They are not evil themselves, but are the conduits and lenses through which evil is projected onto the world.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 9:56 am

Are these Chinese wounds self inflicted?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 9:58 am

Stagflation.
A Great Leader, with an eye to the future, probably doesn’t want to let that run in a country with 600 million on the poverty line and no safety net

A Great Leader knows the writing is on the wall if that happens. No more Wester Rock Lobster sandwiches for morning tea either.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
November 1, 2021 9:59 am

It’s now been five years since the start of the Brereton enquiry. It has been almost a year since the release of that report and the Prime Ministers statement that it contained “brutal truths”. It has been over 10 months since the formation of the Office of Special Investigator, formed with the sole purpose of putting 19 diggers in jail.

There are currently over 50 people at work today in the OSI. What will their day consist of? What will they do tomorrow? And the next day? Over 50 of them beavering away 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Doing just what exactly?

I am at a loss. They have all the evidence they are going to get. If these “brutal truths” are so obvious, then lay charges. If not, then stop the abominable investigation and apologise to those diggers. This pathetic, drawn out process is the punishment.

And with the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban, making reparation payments to the so called Afghan victims as part of a political settlement is off the table as well.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

And with the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban, making reparation payments to the so called Afghan victims as part of a political settlement is off the table as well.

Huh?
… I wouldn’t be too sure of that.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
November 1, 2021 10:04 am

You could be right Sal.

The stupid is strong in our western governments at the moment.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 1, 2021 10:07 am

You know those license plate slogans the states? I saw one on the weekend which had ‘Victoria – The Education State’.

What does that mean? What happened that Victoria felt entitled to that appellation? I get Queensland as ‘The Sunshine State’. I get what they were saying when NSW was ‘The First State’, even though it could only have become a state at the same moment that another was created. The first settlement was inside it and it sounds good.

But where did ‘Education State’ come from.

Besides, I think these things are due for a revamp.

NSW – Not As Bad As Some of The Other States. Maybe.

VIC – The State.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 1, 2021 10:11 am

But where did ‘Education State’ come from.

Because “VIC – The Most Brutally Repressed State”, “VIC- The Worst COVID Outcomes State”, “VIC – The Destroyed Economy State” and “VIC – The Corruption/Coverup State” didn’t workshop so well with the focus groups.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 10:14 am

State of the Damned

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Tasmania – “Holiday Isle”

Like fun it is!
Ffs, the place has had the gates shut harder than Rapunzel’s castle.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
November 1, 2021 10:15 am

Besides, I think these things are due for a revamp.

NSW – Not As Bad As Some of The Other States. Maybe.

VIC – The State.

QLD – At Least We Aren’t WA
NSW – The Other Guys are Worse State
Vic – The Dictator State
WA – Hold My Beer

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 1, 2021 10:16 am

But where did ‘Education State’ come from.

Being constantly taught a lesson, I guess.

P
P
November 1, 2021 10:21 am

there was only one question being asked last week among senior ALPBC staff: who is the mystery executive who landed the cool $144,000 windfall?

That’s really made my Monday. Absolutely sickening.

Nothing changes.
Jo Nova – October 10th, 2013. Note the 2nd comment.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 10:23 am

Edewcation State

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 10:27 am

Part 2…

Its a doozey…

You can put lipstick on a pig, but who thought it was a good idea to dress it in pink and peroxide its hair?

Clementine Ford pivots to love: ‘For how long can you be the provocative feminist voice?

She has spent nearly a decade embroiled in highly public controversies, most of them attempts to silence her no-holds-barred brand of popular feminism – and some, she allows, of her own making.

No pone silenced you, you vile gasbag, we informed you that you were ignorant, stupid and the world became actively supider another brain dropping emerged from your vacuous piehole.

As the feminist academic Anita Brady recently wrote: “In Australian media culture, it is difficult to imagine a figure more visible as a vector of popular misogyny than Clementine Ford.” Ford seems to have a particular ability to provoke, flushing out sexism where it might otherwise go unstated – but also dividing progressives with her attention-grabbing approach and occasional misfires.

She perpetuates misandry, thats not “flushing out misogyny”.
….
People always assume that I’m coming from a place of anger and hate,” says Ford, now 40. How We Love represents Ford’s attempt to change that narrative – or at least enlarge it.

Ahem: “the coronavirus isn’t killing men fast enough” ring a bell Quasimodo?

After her challenging pregnancy and childbirth, the furore over the “man-hating” Boys Will Be Boys, and the breakdown of her relationship with her son’s father, Ford says she was on track for a mental health crisis if she continued on her highly public, combative path. “It is quite bruising, being in a space all the time where you feel like you’re constantly primed against attack.”

So once again, as usual, the authentic voice of feminism is a mad relationship failure who blames men for everything wrong in her own life. At some stage dont women think that this cancerous form of feminism needs to be ostracized and cast into the outer darkness?
..
In May 2020 Ford shared vile abuse sent to her by a teenage boy alongside his name and photo with her tens of thousands of Instagram followers (she removed the post in response to pleas from the boy’s mother). That same month, she tweeted that the coronavirus “wasn’t killing men fast enough”: a misjudged mic-drop concluding comments about the increased domestic burden on women through the pandemic.

Ironic misandry is par for the course on Twitter – what Ford now regards as “completely toxic” and “not a healthy place for me to be” – but predictably inflammatory beyond it. After tweeting on Saturday afternoon, Ford doubled down on Saturday evening, apologised Sunday morning, and now rarely tweets.

See it was twitter that made her do that. And obviously women are the real victims of corona….
Still at least she realized her error on her own and owned up to it…right?
…..
She only felt moved to apologise after a Black woman in the US told her that, there, Black and brown men were overrepresented among Covid-19 death rate: “I was still operating in a theoretical space in which men were in a position of power.”

Oh dear, poor Cementine offended someone higher on the victim totem pole than herself and ran like a whipped cur to grovel out an apology before she was cancelled by the same mob she relies on.
….
She volunteers now that she has historically “perpetuated racist rhetoric, as a white person who lives with white privilege”.

She likens this to the ways men benefit from structural sexism simply by being men. “I don’t want them to say ‘Well, I’m not the enemy, I’m not a misogynist.’ You may not be actively doing these things, but you benefit from a system that privileges you.”

“How many fingers am i holding up Winston” comes to Clammy…
“Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”
….
She started a podcast called Big Sister Hotline, a weekly “gas bag” on Instagram Live, and influencing for a sex toy company (use “CLEMFORD” for 20% off). Ford also receives donations through her Patreon page, supporting her “feminist critique, comedy and unassailable truths” – lately, rallying against anti-vaxxers.

Using “clemford” would guarantee me 100% off… never to be seen again, like a startled snail…

It’s a charge Ford engages with admirably. “Obviously there’s massive problems with the way that feminism has jumped into bed with capitalism, and I’m certainly guilty of being part of that,” she says. “I think [that critique] is important. But once again, it seems to be directed away from the richest, most privileged people in the world: largely, white men.”

So look at what I say, not what I do?
How radical…

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 1, 2021 10:27 am

One wonders how one earns a $144,000 bonus at the ALPBC?

‘Earns’ is just another word they have appropriated from the private sector, where you can also ‘earn’ dismissal.

They do like to style themselves as real corporation rather than a sheltered workshop even while they routinely depict the private sector as uncouth brigands preying on ordinary folk leaving gnawed-on corpses and desert behind them.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 1, 2021 10:32 am

A Great Leader knows the writing is on the wall if that happens.

I would imagine that a Great Leader has already made certain that military personnel are stationed away from their home provinces to make sure that if they have to get nasty these personnel will be taking it out on strangers and for whom the military command will be more familiar and commanding loyalty.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 10:38 am

All hail Acting PM Barnaby! FMD

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 10:40 am

ML – African despots usually head up to the Middle East. I wonder where Xi has got planned, if he makes it?

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 10:43 am

Mic’d Up Report — The St. Gallen Mafia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pVzBRAhw8

Nov 1, 2021
Church Militant

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 1, 2021 10:44 am

One wonders how one earns a $144,000 bonus at the ALPBC?

Beating 10.
But only on the 24 hour metro cumes* if ABC Kids and ABC News have a good week.
* TV speak.

Annie
Annie
November 1, 2021 10:44 am

Lots more fraffic along our road; caravans and boats heading for Eildon.

Annie
Annie
November 1, 2021 10:45 am

Traffic. How did I manage not see fraffic?!

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 10:50 am

I was still operating in a theoretical space

Ahahaha!

Another euphemism! How inventive.

It’s called lying, Clemmie.

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 10:50 am

The Vortex — Lori and the Gay Orgies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98uG0_iqmA4

Oct 29, 2021
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jupes
jupes
November 1, 2021 10:51 am

Can’t be bothered fisking the whole article, however I will just present this gem:

Asio now classifies rightwing extremists, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis, under the umbrella category of ideologically motivated violent extremists.

The agency said this category now accounts for about 50% of its priority onshore counter-terrorism caseload, with the remainder being religiously motivated violent extremism.

Wow. Not only do they not call Islamic terrorism by name, but they only devote half the required resources to it.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 1, 2021 10:52 am

136 cases for NSW today.
Those gorgeous models are being forced into wearing some very skimpy numbers.
The old Covid freedom sack shame parade has turned into G Strings strut.
Do not ask a medical expert for a tip on the Cup.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 1, 2021 10:53 am

Psays:
November 1, 2021 at 10:21 am
there was only one question being asked last week among senior ALPBC staff: who is the mystery executive who landed the cool $144,000 windfall?

That’s really made my Monday. Absolutely sickening.

Nothing changes.
Jo Nova – October 10th, 2013. Note the 2nd comment.

If only Faulty was this rational most of the time.

Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
November 1, 2021 10:55 am

At some stage dont women think that this cancerous form of feminism needs to be ostracized and cast into the outer darkness?

Speaking of which, an interesting development which I think has, in part, been covered on the Cat previously:

I will not repeat information about her which you can find on Wikipaedia. But, briefly for those who have never heard of her … Greer was one of the great names of Feminism from the 1960s onwards. Intelligent and articulate and academic, she was a name to conjure with … and be threatened by.

Not now. She’s gone off message. Or rather, ‘Feminism’ has itself mutated into positions which she never held, has never accepted, and sees no reason not to repudiate. As well as The Female Eunuch, the work by which she made her name, a book I don’t think you will regret giving time to is her The Whole Woman.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not parading Greer before you as some Victorian Convert to Righteousness. Reading her will not reinforce all your own convictions about things with regard to which you have strong feelings. For example, she has joined no anti-abortion organisation. She waves no pro-life banner. But read what she writes about Abortion … and a lot of other things … in TWW, and you’ll see what a lot of acute good sense she talks about the Abortion industry as a way in which men exploit, demean, and make money out of women. I rather like her angry rhetoric about “the gynecological abattoir”. (Incidentally, she praised the initiative of Cardinal Winning to give women in Scotland a genuine alternative to Abortion.)

Political Correctness throughout the Western World is particularly preoccupied at the moment with ‘Transgender People’. And Dr Greer has maintained the simple and obvious position that a man, even if rendered incomplete and filled with female hormones, is not a woman. Greer is willing to use female pronouns for such an individual out of courtesy; she does not desire to prevent them from having the thing done to them; but she doesn’t see why she should be forced to say that Black is White. She campaigned against the election of a ‘transwoman’ to be a Fellow of her College in Cambridge on the grounds that the Statutes prescribe that Fellows must be women … and that the fellowship candidate wasn’t. Total universal uproar. From being a Feminist Icon, transformation into Major Hate Figure.

http://liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com/2015/10/professor-germaine-greer.html?m=1

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 1, 2021 11:00 am

The agency said this category now accounts for about 50% of its priority onshore counter-terrorism caseload

You’ll be wishing they had devoted more than 50%
when the garage nasties finally establish their secret base on the moon.

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 11:00 am

The Vortex — The Gay ‘Shutdown’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZM3cbWTdOw

Oct 27, 2021
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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 11:00 am

But where did ‘Education State’ come from.

Stolen from Queensland; the Smart State.

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 11:03 am

US Govt brands parents who want Child Porn taken Out of Schools, “domestic terrorists”.

Church Militant is the only Catholic Media outlet that even bothered to contact them.

Catholic — News Report — Pedophilic Porn Is the Issue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xge8D4evzoc

Oct 30, 2021
Church Militant

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 1, 2021 11:06 am

Stolen from Queensland; the Smart State.

Hmmm
Victoria: The Smarting State.

rickw
rickw
November 1, 2021 11:10 am

Just realised the Unvaxxed can’t get a haircut in Victoria…..

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 11:11 am

Catholic — News Report — Trojan Horse Trans Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1-RNjKrk1k

Oct 30, 2021
Church Militant

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 11:13 am

Just realised the Unvaxxed can’t get a haircut in Victoria…..

So who does the vvaxing?
Und how do zey get vvaxed?

Zipster
Zipster
November 1, 2021 11:14 am

Welcome to country, less ko brend on style

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 11:15 am

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas …

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 11:16 am

Tasmania’s draconian entry rules are already encouraging Victorians to holiday in NSW.

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 1, 2021 11:16 am

Just realised the Unvaxxed can’t get a haircut in Victoria…..

Even unpoxed, the unpricked are death to the pricked.
It’s an article of faith.

cohenite
November 1, 2021 11:17 am

Is that bet about when biden dissolves into a puddle of shit, snot and saliva and they scrape him out still going? Here’s an update on his state of mind (sic):

https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2021/10/31/major-news-network-laughs-out-loud-at-biden-during-hilarious-segment-joe-is-a-laughing-stock/

In addition there is some credence being given that he shat himself when he was meeting the pope, which if true is beyond irony.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 11:20 am
incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 11:24 am

So, it appears my leetle song didn’t trigger asio.

rosie
rosie
November 1, 2021 11:25 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 11:32 am

Victoria: The absolute State of.

there is some credence being given that he shat himself when he was meeting the pope

Dare i say it…. Holly shit!!!

“Security, the Pope just shat in my trousers… again”!!!

Delta A
Delta A
November 1, 2021 11:36 am

Just realised the Unvaxxed can’t get a haircut in Victoria…..

I had mine cut today, knowing that Marshall won’t be able to resist his inner Hitler for much longer.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 1, 2021 11:37 am

Only in the Territory:

TWO people were hospitalised after a fight, which involved shovels and iron bars, broke out in a Darwin suburb.

NT Police Senior Sergeant Richard Howie said they were taken to hospital with lacerations, puncture wounds and bruising after a number of individuals were involved in a street fight in Karama on Koolinda Cres on Sunday night.

“The fight did involve some use of some weapons and as a result of that a couple of people had to be conveyed to the hospital, with non life threatening injuries but quite nasty,” Sgt Howie said.

“One guy was hit by a shovel – from my understanding they might have to undergo some surgery.”

NT News

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 11:38 am

Heard on the wireless this morning.
The Melboure cup is letting 10,000 double vaxed assimilated drones into the place for the running.

500 of those tickets went to the proles, the rest were earmarked for beautiful people and I assume, their servants.
In addition all will be carefully segregated and monitored to ensure no scum mingle with the beautiful people.

Im wondering about the “science” if there needs to be restrictions on numbers despite double vaxing….

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 11:42 am

Tasmania’s draconian entry rules are already encouraging Victorians to holiday in NSW.

At the moment, all Australian governments are working on behalf of the PNG Highlands Tourism Board.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 11:43 am

Day 1 for the unpersonned.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 11:44 am

Beware of Rascals.

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 11:45 am

The Vortex — Enemies Within

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMB–eFWpVM

Oct 25, 2021
Church Militant

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 11:47 am

Catholic — News Report — Canceling Parents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_PWfiRjnE

Oct 29, 2021
Church Militant

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 11:47 am

Im wondering about the “science” if there needs to be restrictions on numbers despite double vaxing….

Perhaps introduced with immediate effect at about 9:30 am tomorrow.

The beauty of The Science is never having to say you’re sorry.

John Brumble
John Brumble
November 1, 2021 11:47 am

Nothing beats the number plate combination that had Victoria being, simultaneously, “On the Move” and “The Place to Be”

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 11:47 am

Australia is essentially a classless society. Until you get to Flemington. Preferably by helicopter.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 11:49 am

The Science cannot interfere with the caterers.

P
P
November 1, 2021 11:54 am

Today is All Saints’ Day.

Gospel Reading at Mass today – Matthew 5:1-12a

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 1, 2021 11:58 am

She has spent nearly a decade embroiled in highly public controversies, most of them attempts to silence her no-holds-barred brand of popular feminism – and some, she allows, of her own making.

No pone silenced you, you vile gasbag, we informed you that you were ignorant, stupid and the world became actively supider another brain dropping emerged from your vacuous piehole.

Like the constant cry of how men are afraid of strong women when, as someone posted recently on The Cat, they are conflating ‘strong’ with ‘pushy’. I can’t stand pushy men either.

So with Clemmie’s brand of feminism. They think that if someone disagrees with you it is because you are afraid of the message. She is not a mental or moral titan. She is a loudmouth who consults nothing but her own desires to pronounce the deeper realities of the world.

Can you imagine how dramatic every day must be with that mindset?

Wakes up, still feeling sleepy, and turns of the alarm to go back to sleep. Hasn’t even put her slippers on and she has already shattered the patriarchal demands of schedules.

Climbs into the shower and, with the water pattering in her face imagines she is a dolphin. Men have been turning dolphins into tuna for too long. Cross tuna off all future menus, bring an industry to its knees. Same goes for all those ‘All-Purpose Cleaners’ too.

She hoists up her overalls and the fabric groans slightly as she finishes with the bib-button and slumps, allowing her body to subside into equilibrium with the cut and give of the fabric. She looks in the mirror and smiles at her defiance of masculine expectations of feminine appearance.

She heads out the door to grab a coffee. As she passes a worksite she hears wolf-whistles and turns around. All those men can’t help themselves. They all want her. Prisoners of their hormones and their conditioning. Their laughter is obviously their nervous in front of such an empowered woman. She pulls a face and flips them the middle finger and their laughter gets louder. So nervous.

She gets to the coffee shop and nods to the man-bunned noodle-armed barista, hands him her ‘Power to the People’ Hugo Chavez coffee mug for her double free-trade cruelty-free fungus-milk latte. He hands it back and gives her a recycled paper bag containing a kale and feta bran muffin. Sure they are not popular anymore – it’s been weeks – but she is an independent woman, and not a slave to trends. She looks once more at the barista. She reflects that this is the hope of the world. The new man, the man who will walk behind women as equals.

She turns and sees a male in a suit talking on his phone. She draws up in front of him and glares at him. He says “Can I help you?” Just like that. Like the most innocent thing in the world. Clearly this man needs some justice.

She tells him that he is incredibly selfish to be talking on his phone, that no one else is on theirs (true at that moment) and these people have no desire to listen to his boring conversations about spreadsheets and profits and about what a big man he is. It is people like him who make others feel uncomfortable in public. People should be able to go to a coffee shop in the morning without having their ears raped by stupid selfish men. And he can fuck off. The man remains silent (agog with fear no doubt) and, with a blow for wymminses everywhere struck, she leaves a hero.

Walking back home.

Those construction guys are still wanting her so much one of them nearly fell off the scaffold. Pathetic.

She gets home, sits at her table, takes out her muffin, and starts her breakfast. She looks at the Herald on her iPad, shaking her head at all the stupid people in the world. Doesn’t this scientist know science. Doesn’t that economist know economics? Don’t those doctors know medicine? And how can that engineer know so little about building bridges.

Finished, she stands up and the crumbs fall from her bib and tumble to the floor with a little dance. She turns to the sink to wash the plate and to rinse out last night’s wine glasses. She runs the water, grabs the detergent and freezes. The scene is like a photograph, perfectly still, a look of panic on her face, and the soft hissing of the tap water the soft but only concession to time.

She gazes at the bottle in her hand unable to let it go. Some impossibly cold finger has reached into her and a brutal chill spreads outwards from her heart in a great unstoppable wave, to her limbs, up to her brain, and even her eyes.

On the label, in green and white, it says “All Purpose Cleaner”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 12:04 pm

G20 to limit financing of coal plants overseas but not for themselves.

Electricity for me but not for thee.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 12:04 pm

The Melboure cup is letting 10,000 double vaxed assimilated drones into the place for the running.

My tip for the Melbourne Cup is Horse Paste.
It’s a real winner.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 12:04 pm

https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=VRCMLCUP21

I mean whats the point of being wealthy/beautiful people if you cant exclude the riff raff.

10,000 tickets confirmed for Melbourne Cup day at Flemington, with 70 per cent for members and only 500 for the public

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
November 1, 2021 12:09 pm

I mean whats the point of being wealthy/beautiful people if you cant exclude the riff raff.

Have you seen how the “riff raff” behave at Flemington?
I would say that the members might have a valid argument for exclusion.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 12:09 pm

Dare i say it…. Holly shit!!!

Sounds like a painful Christmas affliction.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
November 1, 2021 12:10 pm

One guy was hit by a shovel

That would be Doug.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
November 1, 2021 12:11 pm

How did I manage not see fraffic?!

Unconsciouly deliberate portmanteau word for frantic traffic.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
November 1, 2021 12:12 pm

ABC exec and $144k bonus. Must be the chap who managed to sell Adam Hills Last Leg series to the BBC. Coulda got $288k for a normie.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 1, 2021 12:16 pm

Beware of Rascals.

and wascally wabbits

P
P
November 1, 2021 12:16 pm
Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
November 1, 2021 12:16 pm

Rick – you can get a haircut, just depends on the venue itself, i don’t think it is technically against the rules within the 80% – 90% window. I took advantage of the post storm chaos last Friday to get mine shorn – no light or power at the barber – but enough battery life left to run the clippers and till. I quite enjoyed sitting in the barbers chair watching a couple of hapless plod attempting to control the intersection outside sans traffic lights.

Mrs Albino is going to have to find a new hairdresser though as they have elected to serve the vaxxed only.

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 1, 2021 12:18 pm

My tip for the Melbourne Cup, the relevance deprived beautiful people will be elbowing each other out of the way to get in front of tv cameras. They will wear clothes that cost more than I will earn in the 6 months. They will drink waaaay too much, and not notice that Passion Pop has replaced the Bolli.
Oh and there will be a horse race.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 12:20 pm

An absolute gem which I never knew, the moral being never piss off a jewish comedian..
https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2015/08/09/mel-brooks-call-your-office-n131991

Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder eventually took their revenge on Arendt’s perfidy, according David P. Goldman, aka “Spengler:”

Arendt made herself hated in the Jewish world by pooh-poohing Eichmann’s crimes in her famous New Yorker series on the Eichmann trial, as mere “mediocrity of evil.” The implication was that lofty minds like Heidegger’s couldn’t be implicated in such crimes.

Arendt started sleeping with the married Heidegger as a graduate student in the 1920s, and bolstered his postwar reputation by appearing with him in public, although Heidegger had remained a Nazi Party member until 1945 and never offered word of apology. Mel Brooks get Arendt back, though, by including her in “Young Frankenstein.” Her married name really was Frau Blucher, and her film incarnation–the aging spinster pining for the mad maker of monsters, the mention of whose name terrifies animals–suits her perfectly.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 12:21 pm

The new man, the man who will walk behind women as equals.

Perfect line!
++

Delta A
Delta A
November 1, 2021 12:22 pm

Mother Lodesays:
November 1, 2021 at 11:58 am

ML, the Hemingway of the Cat.

Great stuff!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 12:23 pm

Just catching up.
I see that whilst I was having my vax-nap a Collingwood footballer has got himself in a spot of bovver in NYC.
The reason for his travel exemption?
Improving his tackling technique on NY ladies with large bazoongas?

dopey
dopey
November 1, 2021 12:25 pm

Victoria. Wasn’t it ‘everything within easy reach’ some years ago.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 12:27 pm

Mel Brooks is currently making History of the World Pt II.
Seeing he’s 95 with nothing to lose it might be an opportunity for him to tee off on the woke left.
I hope so!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 12:28 pm

This is why I’m leaving Melbourne

Theme for those remaining in Sicktoria & Smellbourne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Ne9sRcSrM

shatterzzz
November 1, 2021 12:35 pm

Watched the Leaving Melbourne vid .. can’ t quite believe that someone (Council, I assume) is painting sit-here circles on grass plus plod gets their own personal squares .. Congrats! to whoever realised that plod would need not only squares but labels to differentiate them from normal folk circles .. LOL!

P
P
November 1, 2021 12:39 pm
Cassie of Sydney
November 1, 2021 12:43 pm

“dover0beachsays:
November 1, 2021 at 12:39 pm
Mother Lode, Dr. Faustus, Roger, twostix, check your email.”

A new Gang of Four!

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 12:48 pm

For Mole.

One of my favourite movies.

Winston Smith
November 1, 2021 12:57 pm

Top Ender:

“The fight did involve some use of some weapons and as a result of that a couple of people had to be conveyed to the hospital, with non life threatening injuries but quite nasty,” Sgt Howie said.
“One guy was hit by a shovel – from my understanding they might have to undergo some surgery.”

Not just the Territory, TE.
One night in Laverton W.A. I got three from one family who had used – yes – a shovel on each other to enforce family discipline.
Mum hit the son and broke his ankle + nasty laceration to the foot, Dad hit mum with the same shovel half an hour later and gave her (IIRC) a nasty little concussion + the obligatory laceration.
While I was sewing up mums head, someone gave dad a whack with the same bloody shovel and carved up his leg reasonably well.
The son was quiet because I’d called the doc and he’d ordered lots of morphine. Mum and Dad were threatening to have a dingdong in A & E and I’d had quite enough thank you. Stood on the verandah and shouted at the mob – and they were a mob, it being little payday – “Nobody is getting any more treatment until that bloody shovel gets handed over!”
I had this sudden glimpse of myself as the Pharisee at the stoning of the old bloke in Life of Brian.
Good times.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 1, 2021 1:07 pm

One night in Laverton W.A. I got three from one family who had used – yes – a shovel on each other to enforce family discipline.

Used to be an officer of a certain Government department, in Laverton, who carried a water pistol, filled with liquid ammonia, for the purposes of self defence…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 1, 2021 1:07 pm

Albo has decided the electorate is as dumb as a box of rocks. He may be right.

Albanese: Australia needs a Prime Minister ‘who can be trusted’ (1 Nov)

I trust him entirely to (a) stuff up (b) lie with almost every word he says and (c) destroy the country.

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
November 1, 2021 1:12 pm

In other words, doing their job.

Old fashioned me.

Calli, please.

$200k salary is for ‘public service’, the $144k bonus is for actually doing something.

We can’t whinge, the countries public service has been under duress for the last 18 months…

Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 1:13 pm

Clementine Ford needs sackcloth and ashes if she hates da communism.

Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 1:14 pm

Err, da capitalism…

A well earned break for me is warranted.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 1, 2021 1:21 pm

ABC running at high rotation Frog indignation at the cancelled subs. I really couldn’t care less especially when France isn’t even in the top 15 as a trading partner. Do I detect irritation that a bunch of shiny arses who have lost a French working holiday…

Lastly, serious question for those better schooled in markets than I am. Germany is the only EU bloc country in the top 15 (even Britain ranks at 5). So why does Australia care if the Euro’s have hissy fits about emissions?

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 1:24 pm

ABC running at high rotation Frog indignation at the cancelled subs.

My indignation level is precisely the same as the number of Frenchmen who have died on Australian soil protecting this country.

Exactly zero.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 1, 2021 1:28 pm

It’s a glorious sunny warm day in inner Melbourne, natural habitat for the smug “progressive” halfwit.
Three days ago Maximum Leader’s outdoor mask mandate expired, but here in the streets a substantial number of women and some hipster males are still wearing their lucky charms.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 1, 2021 1:29 pm

When Dan was recovering from his downfall, despite the virusness floating around his absence made things feel just that little bit brighter. I’m sure every Victorian felt that including ALP MPs a DNS and party members.

Perhaps they all need reminding of that and how they can make it happen again even if the political option is employed over the staircase one.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

ABC running at high rotation Frog indignation at the cancelled subs.

So Their ABC has managed to forgive the Mururoa Atoll nuclear testing?
Likewise for the sinking of the “Rainbow Warrior”?

Noted.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 1:31 pm

Macron can take his indignation and express it at all the white markers at Villers-Brettoneux. And maybe do a crawl on to Fromelles and do likewise.

There’s an endless audience to listen to his ranting lying far and wide under the fair fields of France.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 1, 2021 1:48 pm

ABC running at high rotation Frog indignation at the cancelled subs.

Macaroon’s hissy fit is totally confected indignation for domestic consumption.
He has an election in April.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 1:51 pm

He has an election in April.

But of course.

What have the Australians ever done for us?

johanna
johanna
November 1, 2021 2:12 pm

Lastly, serious question for those better schooled in markets than I am. Germany is the only EU bloc country in the top 15 (even Britain ranks at 5). So why does Australia care if the Euro’s have hissy fits about emissions?

‘Australia’ doesn’t care a whit. I guarantee if you polled 100 Australians walking down the street, unless it was in a Greens electorate, 90% of them wouldn’t know what you were talking about.

The people who ‘care’ are the nomenklatura, the deranged, and the stenographers who faithfully record every anti-Australian sentiment expressed by anybody, anywhere in the world. It’s all fake.

Unless, of course, those sentiments relate to the repressive measures imposed on us by those who claim that COVID is worse than WWII, the Spanish Flu and the Black Death combined.

Suddenly, a cone of silence descends over that international opinion which is usually supposed to guide us, like the mean girls clique at high school.

srr
srr
November 1, 2021 2:12 pm

How Many Adverse Events are Acceptable?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Cdo8VlAwc

Nov 1, 2021
Discernable

Vaccine inventor Professor Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University on what the normal adverse reaction rate has been over decades for traditional vaccines.

‘When people start dismissing that a vaccine might cause a 1 death in 100,000 or 1 death in 200,000… under normal circumstances that vaccine would never be approved.’

This is a segment from a long form interview with vaccine inventor Professor Nikolai Petrovsky which you can watch in full at: https://youtu.be/9x2ieHuj8zU

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
November 1, 2021 2:13 pm

What have the Australians ever done for us?

Micron still pissed off because Cadel Evans.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 1, 2021 2:19 pm

Macron is pissed off with ScoMo because he thought the frog’s wife was his mother.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 1, 2021 2:23 pm

These Melbourne Cup numbers are a bit odd especially if you are member of the VRC.
It’s 10,000 guests in total on course.
So once all the Z-listers get in, how many spaces are left for members?
At least in Sydney it’s been 10,000 members + guests of the ATC.

Dot
Dot
November 1, 2021 2:25 pm

Apparently TfNSW just had a re-education online meeting re Covid vaccines.

“Science has shown…”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 1, 2021 2:25 pm

Lode earlier:

Great darts.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

FMD, just did a round of the kitchen with the Qld Public Service.
(They’re back at “work” after their bludge on Friday)

There are some seriously sheltered low IQ people in there, with limited life experience, & zero ability to conceptualise that their retarded tick-box experience is not the benchmark by which lotsa other people live.

Campbell Newman wanted to sack 14,000 of them?
I’ll accept that, for a starter on the first day.
After that I’ll want him to get serious about sacking public servants.

johanna
johanna
November 1, 2021 2:40 pm

Fucking blowflies. How do they do it?

You open the door for 30 seconds and they are in. Why? How?

Same goes for the European wasps that have been hanging around looking for new nesting sites. Door opens a crack and bam. In. Horrible things.

Anyway, they all meet the same fate around here. Zap with Raid One Shot – dead.

Stray bees get gently chased back outside, though. Bees are kewl.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 1, 2021 2:41 pm

Mater, have you had a look at this before?

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/11/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-update-1-november-2021.pdf

Page 6 has the age group break down.
They say the numbers don’t add up, but some of them really don’t add up.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 2:49 pm

ABC running at high rotation Frog indignation at the cancelled subs.

The ABC can fuck right off, of course, but M. Micron’s annoyance is somewhat understandable.

Hardly a bravura act of diplomacy on the part of Scummo and Team Depends to dump le Président de la République by text, because of the White House press call schedule.

Scoring 0/10 on the von Metternich DiploScale.

C.L.
C.L.
November 1, 2021 2:56 pm

Angela Merkel has been in a lush paddock:

https://twitter.com/drdavidsamadi/status/1454738826006601728

Eyrie
Eyrie
November 1, 2021 2:56 pm

Lastly, serious question for those better schooled in markets than I am. Germany is the only EU bloc country in the top 15 (even Britain ranks at 5). So why does Australia care if the Euro’s have hissy fits about emissions?

It’s hardly like we need German cars and our airlines can make do with Boeing and Embraer. Is there anything we can’t buy from the Japs?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 2:58 pm

I trust him [Albo] entirely to (a) stuff up (b) lie with almost every word he says and (c) destroy the country.

Albo and SloMo are each other’s best electoral asset.

calli
calli
November 1, 2021 2:59 pm

On the breakup-by-text, I couldn’ help myself

😀

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 1, 2021 3:01 pm

Can’t wait to watch this New Gold Mountain on SBS.
By the looks of it, it might make Dark Emu look realistic.
The Oz has a write up on it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 1, 2021 3:06 pm

So with Clemmie’s brand of feminism. They think that if someone disagrees with you it is because you are afraid of the message. She is not a mental or moral titan. She is a loudmouth who consults nothing but her own desires to pronounce the deeper realities of the world.

That is why it is so important you go to the right (ie Left) dinner parties. Ask Jonathon Green.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 1, 2021 3:07 pm

In How Safe Is Your Health Data news:

Tiny, but largely useless Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath was just on ABC612 explaining that 92% of Queensland Health staff are double jabbed and not about to be sacked.

The good news is that half of the remaining 8% are also double jabbed – but they just haven’t confirmed their jab status.

How does she know this?

Why, by interrogating the Services Australia VaxxJab database and matching it to the QH employee database.
Simples.

Slick functionality. What’s not to like?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 1, 2021 3:13 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 1, 2021 3:15 pm

Macron can take his indignation and express it at all the white markers at Villers-Brettoneux

What’s the sign on the school at Villers – Brettoneux read? “Never Forget Australia?”

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