Open Thread – Mon 20 Dec 2021


The Annunciation, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2021 8:36 pm

Do I have to check everything you say?

It’s a wise move – Grogs does have form for the odd stretching of the truth.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 20, 2021 8:39 pm

cohenitesays:
December 20, 2021 at 7:39 pm
I definitely think the demorats will pull something between now and the mid-terms to either delay/abolish those elections or corrupt them in some way:

Biden Nominee Thinks US Elections Are Anti-Democratic

They are, but undoubtedly NOT for the reason the “nominee” thinks.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 20, 2021 8:42 pm

Just reading the Wiki entry on Philip Wylie, he wrote Generation of Vipers, where he introduced the term Momism, as well as much else.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

The young women who hurled abuse at our local protest on Saturday (claiming to be mothers protecting their children) were highly organised and sang from the same song book.
Generally, they were consistently too young to be concerned Mums. Out of the local Uni I guess.

“Show us yer stretch marks!” …. usually sorts ’em out.
The response usually filters the real mums from the angry young women with no life experience but plenty of daddy issues.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 20, 2021 8:44 pm

Ed Casesays:
December 20, 2021 at 8:42 pm
Just reading the Wiki entry on Philip Wylie, he wrote Generation of Vipers, where he introduced the term Momism, as well as much else.

A follow on to reading all volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 20, 2021 8:47 pm

Murdered by moderators?

At one stage he was reversing moderated comments only at times to be sin binned again. Wonder if he was leant by the DT on because he seemed to give up very quickly on that practise.

Honestly don’t know why he perseveres even with the money. He has enough of a profile to be easily snapped up by a bigger overseas player as Rita is starting to find and Miranda already found out.

Winston Smith
December 20, 2021 8:50 pm

HBBear:

These are the people who will matter politically. They haven’t really started to shift but I expect they will (eventually).

The middle third – they will get there, but they will do it at their own glacial pace. They won’t be rushed. It’s just a matter of being patient.
I notice that Austria is going for the escalate factor.
Bad move – the middle third will move when you threaten their kids and try to trample on parents rights.
We are winning because the Brahmins are arrogant and cannot see what they are doing wrong.
We won’t point it out while they make their fatal mistake.

Frank
Frank
December 20, 2021 8:55 pm

What exactly does the ABC’s correspondent in the USA do?

Paraphrase the New York Times and interview their own children after preschool. Collect free housing and probably about 200K per year. Go into politics afterwards.

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 8:56 pm

Good god man I am flabbergasted and apopleptic.

“They Sydney Push” is a prime example of a “Libertarian movement” in Australia if Cats want to read more.

No, it was a great example of the same commies locking us up right now, LARPing as freedom lovers.

Libertarians are fine people but they tend to abandon stuff like fiscal responsibility whenever it lets them further their cherished social stuff.

Sometimes I wonder if people only comment here to troll.

Small government is my cherished social stuff.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 20, 2021 8:56 pm

Bad move – the middle third will move when you threaten their kids and try to trample on parents rights.

Perhaps I’m mistaken, but, your comments appear to me to be hinting at some sort of uprising.
To me, it sounds totally ridiculous, what gives you the impression

[people] will move

?

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:00 pm

Bonssays:
December 20, 2021 at 8:21 pm
Does anyone have the background to the apparent police overreach in relation to the New Earth Cafe covid fines?
Any media coverage I can find is anti the Cafe.

They’re all on the payroll, hence why they rollover – thus the need to end massive rivers of government gold vis a vis government advertising.

Bruce! Explain how this is an abandonment of fiscal responsibility in favour of cherished social stuff!

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:05 pm

Franksays:
December 20, 2021 at 8:55 pm
What exactly does the ABC’s correspondent in the USA do?

Paraphrase the New York Times and interview their own children after preschool. Collect free housing and probably about 200K per year. Go into politics afterwards.

Sam Hyde needs to know about this.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 20, 2021 9:07 pm

Hi Dot
All Advertising is a Protection Racket, the Advertiser pays for no bad publicity for his product.
Tell us how Libertarians propose to end this Racket.
Or, is the Protection Racket an example of Libertarianism in action?

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:10 pm

Every product, brand, regime, ideology and charity has had or will advertise.

You know what to do.

Maybe you should get heavily into the immolation of the self ideology, Grigory.

Frank
Frank
December 20, 2021 9:13 pm

There’s a third option between burial and cremation.

Aquamation is gaining popularity in the states which is some sort of poaching in a pod that turns you into goo. Then there are the green burials in California where you can be human composted, again in some sort of pod.

https://www.youtube.com/c/AskAMortician/videos

The woman at that site can fill you in on the options as well as the finer details of embalming.

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:14 pm

Aquamation is gaining popularity in the states which is some sort of poaching in a pod that turns you into goo

Eat the bugs, get in the pod. Get in the pod, feed the bugs.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 20, 2021 9:20 pm

I do wonder if JC and Dot are Libertarians at all, it sounds like a pretty good product, but they just can’t sell it
Here’s a guy at Unz Review who can defend Libertarianism, he took on Mefobills on the Michael Hudson Economic Threads and got the better of him easily, an achievement in itself.
https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Truth+Vigilante

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:22 pm

Yes Grigory, you, like Homer Paxton, are a proto-fascist. Hitler was a financial whizz and his economic policy ended in continental bliss for aeons.

JC
JC
December 20, 2021 9:25 pm

I do wonder if JC and Dot are Libertarians at all,

Ed, the worst side of you is when you do Insp. Jacques Clouseau imitations. It just doesn’t look good.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 20, 2021 9:29 pm

I’ve said before that I have no objection to two blokes calling their relationship a ‘marriage’. Where I draw the line is their getting a law passed requiring me to call it a marriage. I won’t, cos it ain’t.

JC
JC
December 20, 2021 9:29 pm

Yes Grigory, you, like Homer Paxton, are a proto-fascist. Hitler was a financial whizz and his economic policy ended in continental bliss for aeons.

Remember Homer supposedly referencing Tooze to suggest he (Tooze) supported the view that Nazi economics was the bees knees. Everyone was so incredulous that paxton was being accurate we all went out and bought the book, possibly causing a bump is sales. We then found out that everything the moron said was 180 degs wrong. It was the opposite. He didn’t care though as he just went off skanky hoing about some other shit.

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:33 pm

I remember that. That son of a bitch made me waste money on that book. I knew Paxton couldn’t be right about anything. In fact he was so wrong it was comical to the point of competing with Mel Brooks at his finest.

The constant arse kicking he copped for the next two years was glorious in its cruelty.

JC
JC
December 20, 2021 9:35 pm

DrBeauGan says:
December 20, 2021 at 9:29 pm

I’ve said before that I have no objection to two blokes calling their relationship a ‘marriage’. Where I draw the line is their getting a law passed requiring me to call it a marriage. I won’t, cos it ain’t.

Doc, it was a huge wank fest, but at the end of the day the impact hasn’t been like a huge hurricane swirling through our cultural tenets. It’s perhaps coarsened the culture a little more but it hasn’t destroyed it. Most people don’t really think a couple of dudes or lezzos are married. The whole idea is preposterous.

cohenite
December 20, 2021 9:40 pm

Maybe you should get heavily into the immolation of the self ideology, Grigory.

Your insults are either too esoteric or verbose. Be more direct.

Winston Smith
December 20, 2021 9:41 pm

Ed Case:

Perhaps I’m mistaken, but, your comments appear to me to be hinting at some sort of uprising.
To me, it sounds totally ridiculous, what gives you the impression

You are mistaken.
The word ‘move’ was about the middle third moving to the anti authoritarian Right.
There will not be a violent uprising – once the authoritarian Left work out their position is untenable, they will withdraw to try and keep whatever gains they have made.

JC
JC
December 20, 2021 9:48 pm

Clouseau series were side splitting funny, at least the older ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAdyCgYYH5k

Winston Smith
December 20, 2021 9:50 pm

Dot:

I remember that. That son of a bitch made me waste money on that book. I knew Paxton couldn’t be right about anything. In fact he was so wrong it was comical to the point of competing with Mel Brooks at his finest.

I was actually looking through my copy today trying to find a reference to Speer telling the Industrialists “You know how much tax you should be paying, just pay it so we can release ?200,000 men from the tax department for the Front.”
Still haven’t found it -it was in relation to needing a crisis before government would even consider cutting its bureaucracy.
Perhaps it’s in Speers book.
Tooze’s book is an excellent one.

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:50 pm

Good god.

This Jack Murphy thing has blown up.

A cuck and a pick up artist at the same time?

Maybe he’s a world class troll?

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2021 9:53 pm

Still haven’t found it -it was in relation to needing a crisis before government would even consider cutting its bureaucracy.

Nayzee bureaucracy nailed the case for the war powers’ prosecution at Nuremburg.

Gas chamber forms. In triplicate. Notes on how to wipe out an ethnicity.

Winston Smith
December 20, 2021 9:55 pm

Omicron Forces Wave of Closures Nationwide as White House Warns ‘Winter of Death’ Coming

This hysteria is now – I would guess – counterproductive.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Report on the Qld Vaxx mandate:
From my experience & chatting to industry colleagues, it seems indoor trade is down by about 60%
(numbers are rubbery, as there are a lot of variables)

The public are taking it well. Plenty are unhappy, a few disgruntled & even rude when showing us their vaccination status – (their ire is misdirected, as is explained in the industry signage most of us use)

The big surprise has been the sane attitude of the police. We were all on tenterhooks wondering how the cops would ambush us.
Hasn’t happened.

Police did at least one pub in town during the weekend, entered and made everybody show their papers. (That was the time, place, & people with which to be rude and hard to get along with when exposing under duress your vaccination status)

JC
JC
December 20, 2021 9:57 pm

This Clouseau is even funnier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaHG1x2Bg84

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

First weekend of Qld Vaxx mandate:
Pub trade down by 60%

(note: this is indoor public trade only)

MatrixTransform
December 20, 2021 10:03 pm

they will withdraw to try and keep whatever gains they have made

In Viktoria we will henceforth name this mode of existence Sutton’s Pan-Omicron

rickw
rickw
December 20, 2021 10:18 pm

Police did at least one pub in town during the weekend, entered and made everybody show their papers.

If the whole pub descended on them and threw them out on their arses it would have been the first and last time they tried the Gestapo “show us your papers” routine.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

If the whole pub descended on them and threw them out on their arses it would have been the first and last time they tried the Gestapo “show us your papers” routine.

Possibly so.
However the cops tried it on at midday Sunday, the twenty or so patrons were all families, everybody was sitting down. (you get the picture).

A public bar chockers with a several dozen Maori & Tongan fruit pickers & fettlers, belting down JD & Cokes half an hour after midnight Friday night, jukebox blaring full tilt & the lights out?

Be good to see.

Barry
Barry
December 20, 2021 10:40 pm

Winston Smith says:
December 20, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Has anyone heard of this?
Graphene based super and ultracapacitors could be used to smooth out voltage changes in wind and PV generators – replacing the turbine stabilising effect of the big coal/nuke plants.

It’s possible, just not financially sensible.

Big rotating plant (coal / nuke) provides the inertia to keep the transmission network stable for free, just comes as part of the deal. Also it is super reliable, just involves the existing copper coils and simple control systems.

The separate installations you mention would require huge electronic bidirectional inverters with very complex control systems, huge transient protection banks, and probably duplication of everything, to provide the requisite reliability. And all at massive ADDITIONAL cost, which provides no other benefits.

So if it was a straight engineering decision, then it would be an emphatic NO on cost/benefit grounds.

But as a deep green, bugman driven, political decision, it’s clearly a massive goer. Invest now, the returns to the investor class will be massive. To the rest of us, not so much.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 20, 2021 11:03 pm

2019 -2021 Tesla Model 3 recalled in Australia
The fault could cause a catastrophic suspension failure, according to the recall notice.

Electric vehicle specialist Tesla has recalled 106 examples of its 2018-2021 Tesla Model 3, citing a suspension fault.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 20, 2021 11:10 pm

The price of cattle jumped from $4.60 per kilogram in January 2020 to $10.65 by October 2021, according to the benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator. The price has grown by 150 per cent in two years.

In 1998, the average Australian consumed 40 kilograms of beef per year, now, it’s just over 18 kilograms. According to David Byard, chief executive of the Australian Beef Association, the meat has become too expensive, and inconsistent.

MatrixTransform
December 20, 2021 11:13 pm

the meat has become too expensive, and inconsistent.

Would Sir like some cracked pepper for his bugs?

Arky
December 20, 2021 11:18 pm

the meat has become too expensive, and inconsistent.

..
Easy.
Just jump the fence and carve a bit off.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2021 11:22 pm

According to David Byard, chief executive of the Australian Beef Association, the meat has become too expensive, and inconsistent.

It’s the demand of the Australian consumer for top quality food at rock bottom prices.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Most people don’t really think a couple of dudes or lezzos are married.

The use of the term “partner” is oh so lefty acceptable these days. Get married and introduce the other half as partner gets you invited to all the best parties.
BUT two gay people get “married” and suddenly the highly acceptable term becomes “his husband” or “her wife”.
Hypocrites and language thieves.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 20, 2021 11:58 pm

It’s the demand of the Australian consumer for top quality food at rock bottom prices.

And that there is a much greater export market for all Australian meat and the vast majority of its food products into Asia, Europe and evem the US than there ever will be here. Even for the crappier cuts and older animals we won’t touch.

Compound that with more faddish city demands like ‘free-range,’* ‘organic,’ ‘hormone-free’** and ‘farrowing ‘stall-free’*** that add dollars to the production price for still relatively little return to the farmer (and often no real discernible objective improvement in flavour or quality), and here is the problem that simple economics attempts to solve. Product A is too expensive, so Joe Consumer buys proportionally less of it and seeks to substitute it with Product B. If Product B is imported at a vastly discounted or subsidised price (Hi, Danish bacon, Egyptian jam and Italian tinned tomatoes!), then so be it…

* ‘Free-Range’ is an animal husbandry nightmare for normally intensivised livestock like chickens and pigs. Chooks are easy noms for anything that can jump or get under fences (assuming they do not then keep killing for fun after having eaten their fill), and pigs are natural bulldozers. Free-range pork production in Australia has seen all manner of dodginess, animal mismanagement and land degradation- Pigs are naturally destructive- That would never be suffered under any other agricultural or livestock enterprise.

** A emotive ideal based on mendacious misinformation about intensive livestock farming. Australian chicken and beef, etc. has never had growth hormones injected or adulterated into their feed.

*** More mendacious and emotive misinformation by animal rights activists, leading to otherwise avoidable piglet deaths by the mother crushing them when she rolls over.

The ignorance of and contempt for farmers in so many of the consumer demands placed on them is risible.

srr
srr
December 21, 2021 12:02 am

mh says:
December 20, 2021 at 10:08 pm

FMD, please Australia put the sitting UNiparty member last at every single election.

‘EMERGENCY NATIONAL CABINET MEETING

Triple vax: PM pushed on boosters
State leaders are urging the Morrison government to fast-track the booster program and to redefine fully vaccinated to mean three jabs.

15 MINUTES AGO By YONI BASHAN, MICHAEL MCKENNA’

srr
srr
December 21, 2021 12:03 am

mh says:
December 20, 2021 at 10:48 pm

Fully vaxxed Nadal:

‘Rafael Nadal has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Spain after making his comeback from injury in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week, the Spaniard said on Monday.

The 35-year-old shared a post to his Instagram, writing in Spanish: “I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested positive for COVID … when I arrived in Spain.

“I am having some unpleasant moments but I hope that I will improve little by little. I am now homebound and have reported the result to those who have been in contact with me.”

Nadal said he will “analyse options” on future tournaments “depending on the outcome”.

It comes following doubt about Novak Djokovic’s participation in January’s Australian Open, with organisers stipulating that all players must be vaccinated to participate in the tournament.’

***

Vaccine rules making absolutely no sense.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 21, 2021 12:05 am

The ignorance of and contempt for farmers in so many of the consumer demands placed on them is risible.

I’m retired these days, but I did encounter the mentality “How dare you presume to make a profit out of supplying me and mine with cheap, high quality food…”

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 21, 2021 12:06 am

As far as grid stabilisation goes, maybe all home solar installations require an electrically heated pool of some sort?

Solar panels effectively run at absolute maximum capacity when the sun is shining, and can only provide so much power for direct consumption at the time, or to charge a battery. To avoid overcharging the battery and wasting the solar cells’ ‘fuel’ materials, you would need a power sink, correct? Traditionally, this has been the electricity grid, leading to the dangerously cyclic nature of ‘renewable’ generation.

For a truly off-grid installation (which is the only one I personally find tolerable), an alternative power sink needs to be able to absorb everything the panels can provide, and more. Hence, an electrically heated pool.

Water will absorb a lot of heat, and as such consumes a vast amount of energy to keep at a particular temperature. Even a small wading/exercise pool should provide enough heat/power sinking to keep a representative solar installation fully absorbed.

srr
srr
December 21, 2021 12:12 am
MatrixTransform
December 21, 2021 12:13 am

Even a small wading/exercise pool should provide enough heat/power sinking to keep a representative solar installation fully absorbed.

you can do that with black rubber tube and throw the electronics in the bin

entropy’s a bitch

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 21, 2021 12:23 am

you can do that with black rubber tube and throw the electronics in the bin

entropy’s a bitch

Well, yes.

But you then still have the problem of a PV system with nowhere to dump its excess power.

win
win
December 21, 2021 1:42 am

Dot Terribly sorry hit that report button scrolling up and I cant find you now. Do we get wiped when it is hit?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 21, 2021 1:58 am

Do we get wiped when it is hit?

No. Only if the moderator decides the reported post needs to be removed. Otherwise you will see a ‘Flagged’ or ‘Reported’ message instead of the hyperlinked ‘Report comment.’

Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 4:16 am
Jannie
Jannie
December 21, 2021 4:40 am

Hey Cohenite, i like the Jane Austen clips, but that aint Norwegian. Hoog Nederlands.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
December 21, 2021 4:46 am

Thanks, Tom.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 5:32 am

OOPS! Democrats are panicking over the rigged election count.
…and so they should.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 5:34 am

Zyconoclast:

According to David Byard, chief executive of the Australian Beef Association, the meat has become too expensive, and inconsistent.

It’s really disappointing when poor old pensioner Winston lashes out and buys 2 chops for a Christmas treat and they’re not much good.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 5:39 am

Rex Anger:

*** More mendacious and emotive misinformation by animal rights activists, leading to otherwise avoidable piglet deaths by the mother crushing them when she rolls over.

Don’t these idiots know why we keep the little piggies away from the big piggies?

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 5:43 am

OOPS! Democrats are panicking over the rigged election count.

It was the ballot harvesting (legalised by a GOP state house in Pennsylvania) that swung the state for Biden in 2020.
Anything to do with Dominion is a red herring & is just chewing up time & money.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 5:44 am

NFL bins most COVID testing protocols.
This is what happens when you have 120 players sitting out in a weekend.
The NHL & NBA will follow quickly.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 5:48 am

During the regular season when there are 16 games, the NFL loves having the games re-scheduled.
There was a week during the last season where there was an NFL game every evening & you guessed it, they won the ratings every single night for a week.
All because of COVID forcing the rescheduling of games.
We’re a few weeks out from the play-offs meaning 4 games per weekend, then 2 games.
Harder to make a buck on the rescheduling.
Hence the ditching of the COVID testing.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 5:54 am

Reporter Found Monument to Dead Orphans Tortured and Killed by Monster Fauci

This could have been our family…

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 6:06 am

Parent Says Daughter Was ‘Coached’ on LGBTQ Identity at California School

From the Epoch Times
The school reportedly called the parents in for a meeting where they informed them that their daughter is trans. The teacher then proceeded to call CPS (Police) on them when they didn’t use the “correct” name and pronouns. The Police turned up at parents house and asked the children if they wanted to stay.
This Cult is out of control and needs stamping out for their predatory approaches to children.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 6:08 am

CPS is Child Protective Services.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 6:18 am

Three retired woke US Generals warned there could be a civil war and ‘another coup attempt’ after the 2024 presidential election because of a ‘politically divided military.’

“In this context, with our military hobbled and divided, US security would be crippled. Any one of our enemies could take advantage by launching an all-out assault on our assets or our allies,” they said.
The woke generals demanded all leaders of January 6 – including Trump – be harshly prosecuted and ‘brought to justice’ to prevent another so-called insurrection.

I think what they are trying to say is “If President Trump isn’t in jail, the Chinese will attack us.”
The damage that Obama inflicted on the US continues to be uncovered.

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 6:29 am

Europe is getting it in the neck this Christmas.
Play stupid games, and win stupid prizes, Germany/France.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 6:41 am

Medtronic stops selling the HeatWare pump implant.
They actually announced it in June.
It came out of the stub of the former Ventracor.
Fun fact, when it was doing trials at Monash or the University of Melb (can’t remember which one) 98 of the 100 sheep they used died.
But it kept getting the incremental approvals it needed before the FDA approved it in the US.
The FDA needs to be nuked & re-started from scratch.

Crossie
Crossie
December 21, 2021 7:02 am

“In this context, with our military hobbled and divided, US security would be crippled. Any one of our enemies could take advantage by launching an all-out assault on our assets or our allies,” they said.
The woke generals demanded all leaders of January 6 – including Trump – be harshly prosecuted and ‘brought to justice’ to prevent another so-called insurrection.

What the generals want is a coup against the voters, they want martial law. What is needed here is that these generals be ‘brought to justice’ to prevent an actual insurrection.

I wonder if Hollywood will make a movie about these rogue generals.

shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 7:05 am

Absolutely rope-able this morning .. duuuh! .. woke up in my usual bright mood and made the mistake of checking the missed signal flashing on the phone .. from my DIL (son’s wife) ..
“David doesn’t think the prez you bought R is acceptable as O getting something else will mean they will end up fighting over both prez .. can you return it for are fund & David will buy something similar to what you’ve gotten O …”
I immediately saw RED ….. grrrrrrrrrh!
“SERIOUSLY! .. does David understand the concept pf PRESENTS? .. they are not his choice! It will be better to avoid the argument if I don’t come on Saturday .. I’ll send the prez for all 4 kids up with B .. tho they are already wrapped so it’ll be up to David whether he needs to unwrap to check SUITABILITY before distribution” …….. (lotza SAD smiley faces) …….
Soooooooo Chrissie Day with myself looming! .. three of the grandees are in Danistan & the 8th one will be where I’m not ……….!

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 7:13 am

People appear to have gone nuts.

When did they become so entitled and fragile? It’s a lethal combination.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
December 21, 2021 7:20 am

Sounds like David and his wife need to teach the children (and themselves) manners and the meaning of gratitude.

Indolent
Indolent
December 21, 2021 7:20 am

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney Says Leaked Pfizer Document Lists Herpes As “Adverse Event Of Special Interest” Connected To Covid-19 Vaccine

Trump is still pushing the vaccine. This seems to be his greatest weakness, an inability to let go of his pride in operation warp speed and admit that he was duped.

Trump tells supporters ‘you’re playing right into their hands’ by doubting the COVID-19 vaccine

min
min
December 21, 2021 7:29 am

Doctor son reckons that because huge numbers of Covid cases and virtually no deaths world wide it is now endemic and not a pandenic.

shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 7:31 am

Never interupt someone whilst they’re eating .. LOL!
https://twitter.com/i/status/1472710900884938752

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 21, 2021 7:33 am

Sounds like David and his wife need to teach the children (and themselves) manners and the meaning of gratitude.

Shouldn’t read between the lines but David may have missed the “I don’t give a shit about Christmas or presents” gene in the Australian male or the wife is doing the very usual female trick “I’ll keep sweet with the family by blaming hubby”
Not good either way.
Life’s full of disappointments.
Our wheat has been hit hard by late frost. Half the yield and low quality. On the other hand, canola, barley and the lentils are winners.
No point crying over something you have no control over or try to control something that’s not yours.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 7:34 am

“It was the ballot harvesting (legalised by a GOP state house in Pennsylvania) that swung the state for Biden in 2020.
Anything to do with Dominion is a red herring & is just chewing up time & money.”

Correct. And the GOP (and Trump) were given plenty of warnings about this prior to November 2020.

They ignored the warnings….much like they ignored the warnings about big tech censorship back in 2017 and 2018…when they had control of both houses and were in a position to do something. They chose to to nothing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 7:38 am

Apropos of shatterzzz at 7.05:

I generally don’t comment on people’s families and so on, but it would certainly seem as though ‘David’ would greatly benefit from a tooth-rattling backhander. As mentioned above, the concept of presents apparently needs to be reinforced in certain quarters.

Disgusting state of affairs.

Perhaps if David were to be informed that if you wanted every single receiver of presents to get exactly the same thing, and if none of them had put any work in to receive said presents you would have bought everyone miniature Stalin busts.

A present censor. Unwrapping to see if it passed muster. Unbelievable.

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2021 7:38 am

winsays:
December 21, 2021 at 1:42 am
Dot Terribly sorry hit that report button scrolling up and I cant find you now. Do we get wiped when it is hit?

Don’t be sorry, I accidentally do that when liking comments (except Ed Case).

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 7:39 am

The Dominion voting machines were an issue in Georgia the first time around.
But not a patch on the ballot harvesting.

Pogria
Pogria
December 21, 2021 7:39 am

Shatterzzz,
I feel for you.
The entitlement is so large these days I don’t know if we will ever be rid of it. As you stated, “don’t they know the concept of presents?!?”.
As for you spending Christmas alone, more “feelz”, coming your way. I will be by myself for Christmas for the first time in 35 years this year. Well, not totally alone, my two doggos will be with me. Thank God for dogs!
On a side note, I used to know the Fairfield area really well. Have a sister who I think still lives there and I worked there at my first job out of high school. Stepping off the train at Fairfield Station at 7 in the morning was always interesting as the pub had 6 am opening. The amount of derros that were already drunk was rather alarming! Considered totally normal in the mid seventies.
All the best for Saturday.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2021 7:41 am

A present censor. Unwrapping to see if it passed muster. Unbelievable.

David sounds like a cock head.
Probably cooks a terrible bbq too.
And puts ice cubes in his white wine.

Aaron
Aaron
December 21, 2021 7:42 am

Rumours of a hat trick soon to be fully vaxxed.

95percent protection -breakthrough infections- never said stops you catching it- benefits outweigh risk.

26 yo Kiwi may disagree.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 7:43 am

‘And puts ice cubes in his white wine.’

Bet he’s got a ponytail.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 21, 2021 7:43 am

Johanna, Cassie is a very dear friend of mine and if I temporarily enter a blog I have no further interest in engaging with for well-known reasons that is my business not yours. I still read here occasionally.

For those interested in anything I may write, I have another article being published in Quadrant Magazine next month Jan/Feb combined issue. A Merry Christmas to you all.

Pogria
Pogria
December 21, 2021 7:45 am

‘And puts ice cubes in his white wine.’

Bet he’s got a ponytail.

And his missus carries his nuts in her handbag.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 7:47 am

On weekends, David collects for the WWF in koala costumes and writes fan mail to Greta Thunberg’s mum.

cohenite
December 21, 2021 7:52 am

The use of the term “partner” is oh so lefty acceptable these days. Get married and introduce the other half as partner gets you invited to all the best parties.
BUT two gay people get “married” and suddenly the highly acceptable term becomes “his husband” or “her wife”.
Hypocrites and language thieves.

People at the time of the SSM debate argued the freaks would not stop at SSM, a perversion of the language, but would continue into all areas of society. They were ignored or scorned. So now we have grotesque trannies with dildos on their heads reading porn to 5 year olds and men competing as women against women, birthing people, chest feeders and the rest of this insidious dismantling of the values of Western society.

At the time of the SSM debate I asked an (ex) gay friend why they were bothered since same sex relationships, as defacto relationships, had all the legal force of marriages between men and women. He said it was revenge, pure and simple.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 7:53 am

Knuckles, I have a strong suspicion that the son is the convenient scapegoat – who made the call and left the message?

There is a certain type of woman who loads the bullets for her menfolk to fire. That way, they stay pure as the driven. I’d check for fingerprints on the cellotape before I jumped to conclusions on who is vetting the gifts.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 21, 2021 7:54 am

More mendacious and emotive misinformation by animal rights activists, leading to otherwise avoidable piglet deaths by the mother crushing them when she rolls over.

No body-shaming mother pigs!

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 7:55 am

I’ve been thinking about this for the last few days and I’m now going to commit heresy here and say that I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want Orange Man Bad to run in 2024. I want Ron DeSantis to run and win. I believe DeSantis will easily attract many many disaffected Dems and independents in a way that Trump has never been able to. DeSantis is clear, resolute, unafraid of the left and is able to deal with MSM scum.

Don’t get me wrong…..I will always love Donald Trump. He’s the ultimate disruptor and the world needs disruptors like him. But I believe that America (and the world) needs someone who can bring people together and at the same time implement Trump’s policies without Trump’s churlishness and divisiveness.

Okay……I’m now heading for the bunker and ready for the pile on. Please remember that I’m still in hospital and physically fragile although my mental strength has returned!

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 7:55 am

Merry Christmas to you too Lizzie. And a happy and much healthier New Year for you too.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 8:00 am

calli,

This ‘bloke’ may be looking the other way while the ladeeee’s loading up, but in my view he will know full well what’s going on. He’s allowing her to do it because he doesn’t want to be henpecked into a coma, and he knows he will take any heat when questions are asked.

In my view, this is worse.

She’ll be inside typing out messages of this ilk while he’s out on the footpath looking in the neighbours’ bins and reporting them to the council for incorrect rubbish categorisation.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 21, 2021 8:01 am

I agree Cassie. The Donald running again will simply re-ignite all the maniac causes, and once again we’ll see building burnings and so on amidst massive demos in the US.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 8:02 am

‘ready for the pile on’

PHRASING.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 8:05 am

“Knuckle Draggersays:
December 21, 2021 at 8:02 am
‘ready for the pile on’

PHRASING.”

LOL…I have the prune juice ready!

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 8:06 am

Cassie, the Cult of Trump got out of hand. It was inevitable, as the vacuum for real, old-style leadership had remained for so long.

What he did was exceptional – he exposed all the depths of hatred and weirdness of lefties and the laziness and duplicity of the GOP. Look how the lot grew and bloomed in his four years. It took an avalanche of fraud to unseat him.

After just one year, the ground for conservative leadership is again fertile. Give it another three years and the electorate will be desperate for it. Trump is not the man for it – he will be too old, for a start. But he can provide excellent assistance if a new hopeful wants it.

shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 8:06 am

Stepping off the train at Fairfield Station at 7 in the morning was always interesting as the pub had 6 am opening. The amount of derros that were already drunk was rather alarming! Considered totally normal in the mid seventies.
Totally changed now .. 90% ethnic , 60% arab, 30% SE asian, one maybe two derros & the pubs survive on gamblin gnot drinks ….. shops are fairly cheap, lotza $2 dollar ones .. main problem with Fairfield is no one teache sethnics to walk on th , bloody, left when they get here .. footpaths are a complete hazard .. LOL!

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 8:09 am

Watch that Endone. Prune juice may be necessary! 😀

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 8:12 am

Can someone decode this please?
It’s from the eugyppius person.
Suffering from a bit of information overload atm.

rickw
rickw
December 21, 2021 8:14 am

I don’t want Orange Man Bad to run in 2024. I want Ron DeSantis to run and win.

Very sensible.

shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 8:16 am

‘And puts ice cubes in his white wine.’
Bet he’s got a ponytail.

One day I’ll check the wine glass but, definitely no ponytail .. an upwardly mobile executive who thinks Dad, being over 70, is senile .. talks (raised voice)at me as if I can’t understand English or at other times condescends as if I’m a, lower rung, employee …..!
I don’t, actually, like my son .. tho i generally, tolerate him cos of Grandees .. this time he went too far ..!

Winston Smith
December 21, 2021 8:17 am
shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 8:19 am

shatterzzzsays:
December 21, 2021 at 8:06 am

Sorry …….What a mess .. I usually,take the time to correct “autocorrect” but this morning seething over my son has affected my equilibrium … duuuuuuuuuuuh!

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 8:19 am

“Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
December 21, 2021 at 7:43 am
Johanna, Cassie is a very dear friend of mine and if I temporarily enter a blog I have no further interest in engaging with for well-known reasons that is my business not yours. I still read here occasionally.

For those interested in anything I may write, I have another article being published in Quadrant Magazine next month Jan/Feb combined issue. A Merry Christmas to you all.”

Well said Lizzie, please note that I appreciated your comment yesterday on my “Wokewashing” thread.

We’ll speak soon.

Aaron
Aaron
December 21, 2021 8:22 am

Boosters anybody?

Politicians discuss science.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 8:23 am

“callisays:
December 21, 2021 at 8:09 am
Watch that Endone. Prune juice may be necessary! ?’

Indeed!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2021 8:24 am

There you go.

David’s a flog. Probably on the local Amnesty International committee as well.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 8:24 am

Cassie et. al,

as much as I like your proposition, do you really believe the left will be any less divisive and fanatical in their hatred?

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
December 21, 2021 8:27 am

Duncanm, you’re right, but De Santis has shown he has the strength of character to take the crap the left dishes out and give it back to them with a little bit of interest added.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 8:27 am

Winston Smith

Winston – they’re saying its like a neanderthal re-emerging from the jungle in the 20th century.

Where was it hiding all this time?

Another interesting point I saw somewhere (here?) – Omicron looks like its almost engineering to be the vaccine for Covid.. More contagious (pushes out other strains from the community), but much less virulent.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 8:29 am

rugbyskier,

noted. He’s better at hitting back without inflaming the situation. He’s very good at revealing just how idiotic they are, without putting joe average offside.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 8:29 am

do you really believe the left will be any less divisive and fanatical in their hatred?”

No, no, not at all….the left and MSM have no decency however DeSantis has shown he can deal very very well with leftist and MSM scum. It is also harder for the left to smear DeSantis…they try and they fail.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 8:30 am
miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 8:31 am

I think it’s probably time for someone younger to like DeSantis to run. Trump did a fantastic job and proved that fairness and prosperity is not all that hard- cut taxes and don’t give away residence/citizenship like toilet paper. The other great thing he did was make the political class reveal its true, rotten self. Exhibit A- Fraudenberg. I don’t agree with Trump on frankenjabs btw.

shatterzzz
December 21, 2021 8:33 am

PuttingChrissie with kids back into perspective … ENJOY! ..
https://youtu.be/LyviyF-N23A

sfw
sfw
December 21, 2021 8:40 am

Cassie, agree completely, Trump was the right man at the right time but he’ll be too old and have too much bitterness (justified bitterness), De Santis has many of Trumps attributes and the strength of character required to face down the entire media, gov depts, universities and the rest of the left.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 8:45 am

Okay. Looks like David and missus are a marriage made in…somewhere cozy.

I can loan out all my kids for jokes, intelligent conversations and general silliness on an hourly basis, but I want them back please. No keepies. Mates rates.

caveman
caveman
December 21, 2021 8:45 am

Politicians discuss science.

More like politicians directing medical advice.

Arky
December 21, 2021 8:49 am

Top Ender says:
December 21, 2021 at 8:01 am
I agree Cassie. The Donald running again will simply re-ignite all the maniac causes, and once again we’ll see building burnings and so on amidst massive demos in the US

..
So just what they do with any Republican President then.
Remember how they went after that Kavanaugh drip as if he was Brett Hitler and not just a wet middle of the road prig?
You got to remember: the insane howling gets the worst when you are effective and over the target.
Trump was sporadically over the target of the things they find precious.
Sure, you could have a Bush in there, and they’d just go through the motions of the hate sessions, dirt files and howling at the moon, because their tiny little hearts aren’t in it until you threaten Rowe v Wade or open borders.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 8:49 am

Fortunately some of them grow up. This was the New Broom before he met the beautiful one.

Arky
December 21, 2021 8:51 am

You got to remember: the insane howling gets the worst when you are effective and over the target.

..
Something also to remember when reading the open thread.

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2021 8:53 am

I Asked 2 Friends if They’d Donate Their Sperm to Me

On the verge of 33, it’s time I start taking matters into my own hands.

https://medium.com/the-virago/i-asked-2-friends-if-theyd-donate-their-sperm-to-me-5b28a7513fd7

*You could have gotten married and been a traditional wife and mother*

“No, I want two cucks not good enough for me to SIMP and jerkoff into a cup…’

Tom
Tom
December 21, 2021 8:54 am

I’m now going to commit heresy here and say that I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want Orange Man Bad to run in 2024. I want Ron DeSantis to run and win. I believe DeSantis will easily attract many many disaffected Dems and independents in a way that Trump has never been able to.

Agree 100%, Cassie.

Trump has a fantastic natural empathy for middle America, which made him a political phenomenon for four years when he stormed into the White House as an outsider to fix Washington’s rampant corruption.

But, in spite of the industrial electoral cheating that removed him from office, all that is now in the past and he’s sounding like yesterday’s man.

His Achilles Heel is his planet-size ego that blinds him to the current political reality. Ron DeSantis is a far better candidate for 2024, largely because he doesn’t have any of the divisiveness that was essential to Trump’s ability to break through in 2016.

However, Trump remains the GOP’s most potent voter-turner-outer. If the GOP ensures the Dems’ electoral cheating can be pegged back to pre-2020 levels, DeSantis with Trump’s backing would easily win in 2024.

I just hope the Orange Idiot doesn’t spend another two years sulking about 2020.

Arky
December 21, 2021 8:56 am

When you threaten Rowe v Wade or open borders you are attacking at the points where ideology meets financial interests at the most acidic and lucrative.
It takes persistence and bravery of the kind that Farage showed for decades.
Decades of persistence and a consistent leader.
Trump is the man.

Vicki
Vicki
December 21, 2021 8:56 am

An interesting opinion of Eugyppius on the origins of Omicron:

https://eugyppius.substack.com/p/omicron-is-not-normal

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2021 9:00 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
December 21, 2021 at 7:55 am
I’ve been thinking about this for the last few days and I’m now going to commit heresy here and say that I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want Orange Man Bad to run in 2024. I want Ron DeSantis to run and win.

I agree. Trump was the necessary disruptor to set the scene, de Santis is the man to push change through.

PS, the phrase “MSM scum” is tautological.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 9:00 am

I don’t blame Trump one little bit for being pissed off with the way he’s been treated. He did a great job (that’s an understatement) but he is yesterday’s man. Time for someone younger.

I’m sure demonrat mayors will still be happy to allow their cities to be trashed ofcourse. Talk about a feral and delinquent political class.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 9:01 am

Dotsays:
December 21, 2021 at 8:53 am
I Asked 2 Friends if They’d Donate Their Sperm to Me

On the verge of 33, it’s time I start taking matters into my own hands.

https://medium.com/the-virago/i-asked-2-friends-if-theyd-donate-their-sperm-to-me-5b28a7513fd7

*You could have gotten married and been a traditional wife and mother*

“No, I want two cucks not good enough for me to SIMP and jerkoff into a cup…’

you forgot the third bloke she’s currently shagging. Nice piece of work.

Bluey
Bluey
December 21, 2021 9:03 am

sfwsays:
December 21, 2021 at 8:40 am
Cassie, agree completely, Trump was the right man at the right time but he’ll be too old and have too much bitterness (justified bitterness), De Santis has many of Trumps attributes and the strength of character required to face down the entire media, gov depts, universities and the rest of the left.

Ultimately Trump the man doesn’t matter. He was a symbol of just how hacked off people are with career politicians. A multi billionaire playboy, real-estate mogul and reality TV star has almost nothing in common with the man on the street, but people voted for him. If that doesn’t show how fed up people were I don’t know what does.
I suspect the next major step will be someone just as populist in what they spout, but far more authoritarian in dealing with the opposition. You know, everything the left claimed Trump was, but he wasn’t.
Not really seeing anything to dissuade me that the USA will not exist in it’s current for inside 15 years.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 21, 2021 9:03 am

Meanwhile, in the UK The Science! continues to have nothing to do with science.

These worst case ‘scenarios’ are produced so the behavioural group in SAGE can frighten the UK population into submission and further lockdown.

It should be remembered Susan Michie, the commie who flogged off the family Picasso for lotsa bux, is in the SAGE behavioural group.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2021 9:04 am

.. HT Dot’s article on the sperm-seeker.

This is the author who wonder’s why she can’t snag a long-term man for baby making.
https://nychickinberlin.medium.com/

I can’t fathom why an upstanding gentleman wouldn’t want to be a father and partner. Not a clue.

Bons
Bons
December 21, 2021 9:07 am

JC. Fag Mar certainly is preposterous but it turns into a hellish nightmare when they are allowed to acquire kids.
Rumour suggests that they given an easy ride by the adoption people. Given the lack of accountability of our public sector, that is certainly possible.
Poor kids – it is abuse of their human rights.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 21, 2021 9:08 am

To win the 2024 Presidential election, the Republicans need a leader who can motivate the army of grass-roots observers to man the ballot lines, man the counting rooms, man the delivery truck entrances, man the count screens- all the while recording everything and standing their ground if they’re attempted to be heavied out of the control rooms and screened out of the convention centres. Their leader will need to inspire ground troops enough to distribute their own mail-in ballots, it will need to have Joe Plumber brave enough to put the Red signs up on front lawns and pickup windows, will need to have red hats on heads and barnstormer speeches on everyone’s lips.
Only that sort of visibility will win the election, and be seen to have won the election..
I don’t know if DeSantis can do that, or hold up for the 18 months of political-media-industrial onslaught between nomination and electoral college reports.
But, I know that Trump can. Against all odds, he’s done it once.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 9:09 am

I just hope the Orange Idiot doesn’t spend another two years sulking about 2020.

What happened in 2020 was a coup, facilitated by Big Tech, Big Photocopiers and the MSM. He has every right to feel dudded and hammer away about it.

It may even be that the WuPox was released to achieve that end as well. It would prove that enemies of freedom will stop at nothing to apply the jackboot.

What he needs to be doing is working on getting those involved in Jan6 before the courts and out of prison. That they are still there is a scandal and yet another blot on the US’s copybook. Also in establishing independent and enduring platforms for conservative, alternative viewpoints.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2021 9:11 am

Cassie

Well, that heresy didn’t lead to much of a bonfire in the town square!

rickw
rickw
December 21, 2021 9:11 am

as much as I like your proposition, do you really believe the left will be any less divisive and fanatical in their hatred?

No.

What needs to be demonstrated is that the movement is beyond personality. The tip of the spear simply gets changed out when old, worn or blunt.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 21, 2021 9:12 am

Sorry bolding confusion-
Only Trump can be seen to have won the election.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 9:12 am

beyond personality

The current incumbent has proved that. 😀

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 21, 2021 9:13 am

*You could have gotten married and been a traditional wife and mother*

Some guy would have to want to do that for that to happen. Which leads me to this story:

The Dangerous Rise Of Men Who Won’t Date “Woke” Women

The article is actually a couple of years old but Instapundit carries the link today.

The funniest thing about the story is it’s written by a woke woman who is outrageously outraged by this idea that men don’t like woke women. By the end of the article without meaning to she totally succeeds in proving exactly why this might be so. Maybe she also should invest in a turkey baster before it’s too late.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 9:14 am

current incumbent

Redundancy.

Current bun would make more sense. And reflect brainpower.

Razey
Razey
December 21, 2021 9:17 am

So in Danistan, they have the mandates still on, so the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc ‘booster’ will be madatory.
They will never take off the mandates.

National Cabinet is also expected to discuss whether Australians may need to have had a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated – a move made in the US, Israel and Singapore.

Arky
December 21, 2021 9:18 am

But, I know that Trump can. Against all odds, he’s done it once.

..
He used social media the first time around to leverage his popularity and public profile (something he has cultivated for decades) into support and votes.
Notice all the social media companies cut him off last year to prevent him using a similar strategy.
It isn’t going to stop him. He will now find a way to leverage the bannings into popularity.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 9:19 am

That they are still there is a scandal and yet another blot on the US’s copybook.

Too bloody right- just like Lubyanka. Prisoner of that dirty, evil old slag. Have the Pelosis/D’Alesandros ever done on honest day’s work?

rickw
rickw
December 21, 2021 9:20 am

New Zealand officials announced on Monday that a 26-year-old’s death has been formally linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after he suffered a rare heart inflammation following his first dose of the Covid jab.
In a statement, the country’s Covid-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board, confirmed the myocarditis that had led to his death “was probably due to vaccination.”

Funny, the now half dozen people I know that have suffered a vaccine injury all suffered from heart inflammation to varying degrees. Not so rare I think.

rickw
rickw
December 21, 2021 9:21 am

National Cabinet is also expected to discuss whether Australians may need to have had a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated – a move made in the US, Israel and Singapore.

When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 9:22 am

Of course it was a coup last year and not just in the US.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 21, 2021 9:23 am

In It’s Starting to Feel a Lot Like Election news:

Morrison’s approval dives over vaccine rollout, grants and Brittany Higgins fallout, poll suggests

The Essential Report.

Takeaway:

• Australia is 33% disengaged from mainstream political parties.

• Albanese is like chewing gum on the dole of your shoe; you don’t know it’s there until it’s trodden into the carpet.

Rather worrying things:

• In the midst of economic and social destruction, Britnee is an ‘issue’;

• 80% of WA is enjoying being a separate country.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2021 9:25 am

‘Wally Dalísays:
December 21, 2021 at 9:08 am’

Everything you wrote above is what the GOP did in Virginia a month ago under Youngkin and they did it in New Jersey….a Demonrat stronghold which they nearly won. What they did do? They did the following…

1. In Virginia the GOP had a candidate who was able to motivate an army of grass-roots observers to man the ballot lines, man the counting rooms, man the delivery truck entrances, man the count screens- all the while recording everything and standing their ground if they’re attempted to be heavied out of the control rooms and screened out of the convention centres.

2. The Demonrats tried their usual dirty stunts….such as the ludicrous Klan stunt a week or so before the polls. It backfired spectacularly. Youngkin kept his cool.

3. It is worth noting that Youngkin also kept his distance from Trump…whilst he didn’t malign Trump or pour cold water on him, he just didn’t want Trump around and that was wise….Youngkin needed disaffected blue and independent voters. He got them.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 21, 2021 9:28 am

Australians could soon need three jabs to be ‘fully vaccinated’

Seven breaking news today 8:54am, that you read here a couple of weeks ago.
These pricks are so predictable.

calli
calli
December 21, 2021 9:31 am

Your first point, Cassie.

In the end, it all comes down to citizen engagement in the process. The Dems worked that out and enlisted an army of howler monkeys to fortify pervert the result.

The GoP can do the same to preserve and protect it.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 9:36 am

Boy oh boy do I hate our pollimuppetts. They say you shouldn’t hate, but when it’s focused and for good reason and it doesn’t eat you up, it’s acceptable. Anyway, when they despise and hold in contempt things you hold dear- the family suburban home, making things, growing food, digging up minerals, true scholarship- how could you not hate them.

Goanna
Goanna
December 21, 2021 9:36 am

Trump needs to be elected to reclaim the rightful victory that was stolen from him and the millions that voted for him.
He will win again with increasing
numbers.

Trump may then decide to retire and hand the job to someone capable like De Santis.

I still allow that the military will step in to right this ship of state.

Zipster
Zipster
December 21, 2021 9:37 am

An interesting opinion of Eugyppius on the origins of Omicron:

we are officially in the age of genetic warfare

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 21, 2021 9:38 am

How the FBI Became Politicised
Read all about it. Mueller, Comey & Co. This is just part of how the USA sank to the depths we now see.
Not least of acts was Mueller’s drawn out “inquiry” into the Russia Hoax. It helped the Demrats into House control in 2018.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 21, 2021 9:38 am

Like many above, I don’t think Trump should run again. He has done plenty just by reminding people of that Republican Presidents don’t have to be Democrat hostages.

For decades it has been either Democrat President or a Republican who is absolutely captive to them. Clinton, Dubya, Bambi. It is not just the Presidents that won, but the ones that ran for President, like McCain and Romney.

Trump would still have a place as being able to give advice to Republicans – at least with regards to negotiation. That was one thing where Trump really shone thanks to his business experience.

Until Trump it was all Carrot and Stick. The stick was military or economic, and the carrot was giving away bits of American productivity (nobbling American industries to create niches for others) or even outright payment. And they always required an ongoing American involvement, and the other parties always knew they could squeeze a bit more out of America by threatening to walk away and denting American prestige.

Those peace deals Trump arranged in the ME with Israel, from what I could see, were brilliant. Both sides saw the advantage of peace with the other instead of requiring America to be guarantor.

More of this please!

Zipster
Zipster
December 21, 2021 9:40 am

I Asked 2 Friends if They’d Donate Their Sperm to Me

a new pornhub category for the modern wymensis

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 21, 2021 9:43 am

I wouldn’t bet on the US military coming to the party on the right side of history in the next few years. They have been wokified just like the FBI.

Delta A
Delta A
December 21, 2021 9:45 am

I want Ron DeSantis to run and win.

I’m sure many Americans – especially those in Dem electorates – envy Floridians* for DeSantis’s total commitment to the people. He treats them like grownups, not naughty children to be rewarded or punished at his whim.

*I envy them, too.

Pogria
Pogria
December 21, 2021 9:47 am

Shatterzzz,
I love the Hallelujah Chorus. That was a great clip. The kids looked like they had a blast performing their routine.

Can anyone help? I am trying to locate a clip of the classical piece The Black Sabbath. One of the greatest and most rousing pieces of music I know. It has been used countless times in movies etc. I can’t find the correct term to use on you tube or google. All that comes up is the band, Black Sabbath. Any ideas? Even the composers name would be good. Many thanks in advance.

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 21, 2021 9:48 am

A Trump/De Santis ticket would win, and then Trump can hand over to De Santis when ready. Promote Cruz or Rand Paul into VP spot at that stage.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 9:52 am

Trump has proved that you can bring different races together to build a fantastic coalition which is why the meja, big business and the ‘rats tried to start a race war. I still can’t get my head around big American companies being anti American. At least Coles purport to be pro Australian.

MatrixTransform
December 21, 2021 9:57 am

Can someone decode this please?

12 Monkeys was a documentary

Arky
December 21, 2021 9:58 am

Pogria. This?

Arky
December 21, 2021 9:59 am
Arky
December 21, 2021 10:01 am
johanna
johanna
December 21, 2021 10:02 am

Grate news – Deadman rose from the coffin on Cassie’s thread!

We have sorely missed his incisive and definitive comments on matters grammatical, literary, et al. Please, please, stay around, Dedders. 🙂

Not so good news – the Primal Narcissist has realised that her sulking is not achieving anything (for the umpteenth time) and is sneaking back in because nobody is paying her any attention while she is holding her breath until she is blue. 🙁

Oh, well – one door closes, etc.

And, while we are doing personalia, Calli, loving your more feisty comments. You have a lot of credibility around here, good to see it not going to waste. I especially liked your comments on Cassie’s thread, which unfortunately I didn’t read until it was too late for me to chime in.

FWIIW, I absolutely agree that blaming everything on “feminism” is like blaming droughts on the Sun. Feminism has a long and complicated history, some of it good, some of it bad. I for one to not want to return to a world where women could not own property, or vote, or be raped if they were married, or get sacked from their jobs if they got married.

History is a much better teacher than talking points.

Razey
Razey
December 21, 2021 10:03 am

incoherent ramblersays:
December 21, 2021 at 9:28 am
Australians could soon need three jabs to be ‘fully vaccinated’

Seven breaking news today 8:54am, that you read here a couple of weeks ago.
These pricks are so predictable.

And Vic will announce that to keep your job you need a death jab every 4 months.

I think this will cause more pushback, maybe enough to get rid of the Hunchback??

My misus is not happy about this at all.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2021 10:06 am

I value my sperm too highly to give it to someone who would ask for it.

Zipster
Zipster
December 21, 2021 10:08 am

speaking of the age of biogenetic warfare

List of candidate vaccines developed against SARS-CoV

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2021 10:08 am

Pincushion for lyf. Or get cancelled.

Welcome to modern Australia.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 10:09 am

Reducing fatherhood to sperm donation.

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2021 10:09 am

Cruz would be a good VP but is needed at court!

Zipster
Zipster
December 21, 2021 10:09 am

I still can’t get my head around big American companies being anti American

Big corporates are trans-national, US is just another market

Baba
Baba
December 21, 2021 10:09 am

New Zealand officials announced on Monday that a 26-year-old’s death has been formally linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after he suffered a rare heart inflammation following his first dose of the Covid jab.

It would assist comprehension if the media would treat ‘rare’ as they do ‘peaceful’ and precede it with the descriptor ‘mostly’.

miltonf
miltonf
December 21, 2021 10:10 am

Not so good news – the Primal Narcissist has realised that her sulking is not achieving anything (for the umpteenth time) and is sneaking back in because nobody is paying her any attention while she is holding her breath until she is blue.

Oh no

Zipster
Zipster
December 21, 2021 10:13 am

FWIIW, I absolutely agree that blaming everything on “feminism” is like blaming droughts on the Sun. Feminism has a long and complicated history, some of it good, some of it bad. I for one to not want to return to a world where women could not own property, or vote, or be raped if they were married, or get sacked from their jobs if they got married.

well of course you wouldn’t you’re a woman…. but…

the current course of civilisation is a dead end.

MatrixTransform
December 21, 2021 10:14 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2021 10:15 am

Speaking of getting cancelled I got nonpersonned by Big Tech overnight. Must have reported for something or other and a nerd in the cube farm hit DEL on me. Am thinking whether I bother to rejoin or not. Unfortunately like most of these platforms they have become a defacto communication channel for people and businesses.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 21, 2021 10:16 am

This is the author who wonder’s why she can’t snag a long-term man for baby making.

Those articles of hers reminds me of why I don’t watch the UK “Live at the Apollo” comedy anymore.
It used to be brilliantly funny.
Now it’s just one act after another praising SSM and homosexuality, or punching hard on tradition and Brexit. Of course there are lots of coarse scenarios invented to boost the “jokes” as well.
The sexual aspect is so rampant the “comedians” don’t have time to declare their veganism.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 21, 2021 10:18 am

My 8¢ worth, all in one day:

First look at Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid sample indicates Ryugu is similar to Earth’s rarest meteorites

…infrared scans by Dr Yada’s team and another team led by Cedric Pilorget at the University of Paris-Saclay confirmed the sample was rich in hydrated minerals and clays, and carbon.

The presence of clay on a little space rock is intriguing (to tragic Earth Science wonks).

Normally (on Earth) clays are formed by the weathering of aluminium silicate rock – ie the rock is formed by a first process and then transformed into clay by a prolonged exposure to mobile water.

Which begs the question: where, and in what environment, did Ryugu form?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2021 10:19 am

Having been hit with a couple of rare medical events over my lifetime it doesn’t make them any easier. I imagine the same would apply to a rare death.

johanna
johanna
December 21, 2021 10:20 am

Cassie, I’m not fixed on De Santis necessarily (although he’s very good) but agree that Trump should step aside. Frankly, he’s too old. The gerontocracy that has dominated recent American politics is well past its use-by date.

Time to get some fresh blood, fresh energy and fresh faces into the mix.

I say this as a wrinklie who knows that I am not as strong, resilient and flexible (in every sense) as I used to be. And, I’m younger than Trump, and not looking at possibly the most demanding job on the planet.

MatrixTransform
December 21, 2021 10:20 am

Oh no

the Holst music is perfect

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 21, 2021 10:24 am

The Pentagon has announced plans to root out “extremism” in the armed forces.
We’ve seen what the current leftist administration thinks extremism is.

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