Open Thread – Weekend 22 Jan 2022


The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, J. M. W. Turner, 1817

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incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:34 pm

Can tell out experiences of the piece of rope from tractor mudguard to “swing out catch” on a PTO hay baler?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 12:35 pm

The new law on internet trolling comes in tomorrow. Better get all your abuse in before midnight everyone.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 12:35 pm

From memory they have the lobotomy dashboard?

Yep, in the event of an accident, nothing inside the passenger cabin will give!

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 12:37 pm

bespoke says:
January 22, 2022 at 12:15 pm
1981 Datsun 1200 Manual $65,000.

Wow

At one stage, wasn’t Nissan/Datsun giving one of those utes free with the purchase of a tuck?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:37 pm

So, I take it then that Griffith is a ‘Goat’s-cheese Belt’ suburb in Brisbane, full of doctors’ wives, rich bugmen and diverse types working in advertising and media, and so forth?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:38 pm

lobotomy dashboard?

Was it Austins that had a chromed steel bar on the back of the front passenger seats?
No consideration of the rear passengers’ teeth.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 12:39 pm

“He was a good pilot” when some effwit dies because of a “hold my beer and watch this ” moment.

Our very popular company pilot didn’t walk away from his second crash.
I never enjoyed flying with him.
Flight Ops in the Grey Funnel Line were always serious affairs.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 12:39 pm

Hanson-Young
Chandler-Mather
Allman-Payne

Bet they all live in nice postcodes too.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:42 pm

The new law on internet trolling comes in tomorrow.

ok fscktard, what can’t I say?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:42 pm

@ Roger-

I never would have thought that Sputh Australia would be such a seething hotbed of proto-Greenishness.

All those double-barrelled surnames.

Oh, Bogan town! What progressive political horrors have befallen you? 🙁

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 12:43 pm

Don’t know Fat Tony!

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:44 pm

double-barrelled surnames

side by side or under and over?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:44 pm

ok fscktard, what can’t I say?

Probably more along the lines of emboldened GetUp! stooges sliming in here en masse to see what and whom they can stir up, then go running to Mummy to get the blog shut down.

Dover might find himself doing a lot of smiting for a few weeks, until things calm down and the trollherd loses its enthusiasm…

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 12:44 pm

Ill see that and raise you a hideous station ute which had an open topped 44 gallon drum on the back filled with water as its “radiator”.

Said glider launching Mainline with the fuel problem on acceleration: tracked down the problem was due to fuel starvation when some of the boys (not me) decided to put a 20 liter drum of petrol on the roof of the cab and proceeded to launch gliders with it there. I heard about it later. Couple of the guys then filled the petrol tank with CO2, cut a hole in it with oxy torch and found the earwig.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:45 pm

side by side or under and over?

Stop that! It’s not that kind of blog…

…Pump action!

#Phrasing

P
P
January 22, 2022 12:46 pm

“I love working for President Obam…”

https://twitter.com/Just___Zach/status/1484673481623187465

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:48 pm

Sputh Australia

Sputem Australia?
Struth Australia?
Spit Australia?
Spew Australia?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:48 pm

Ahhh!
Sloth Australia!

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 12:49 pm

So, I take it then that Griffith is a ‘Goat’s-cheese Belt’ suburb in Brisbane, full of doctors’ wives, rich bugmen and diverse types working in advertising and media, and so forth?

It was once a genuinely diverse electorate in class terms and returned both Labor & Liberal members. As it’s become wealthier it’s moved leftwards.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 12:51 pm

Flight Ops in the Grey Funnel Line were always serious affairs.
All flight ops should be regarded as serious affairs ALL the time. Even a Piper J-3 Cub is capable of just barely killing you.

Bill P
Bill P
January 22, 2022 12:51 pm

“In Australia drive on the left hand side of the road.”
Drove the Great Ocean Rd last week. Those signs are common.
Trouble is the furriners causing the head ons can’t understand the signs.
There is a diagram but.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:52 pm

Heave away we’re bound for Sloth Australia!

Catchy isn’t it?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 12:53 pm

Maybe one day we will see a return to production cars with style.

I’m amused by car designers. Obviously fifty years of focus groups and appealing to wymminses has led to all cars looking like beetles with smiles on the front and frowns on the back.

Chrysler did break the mould for a little while with some quite snazzy models here in Oz, but the holy focus group must be appeased. Beetles with smiles and frowns.

(If you don’t believe me, try looking at ordinary cars as you drive. And look the ones you follow at night. Smiles and frowns. It’s funny.)

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 12:55 pm

So, I take it then that Griffith is a ‘Goat’s-cheese Belt’ suburb in Brisbane, full of doctors’ wives, rich bugmen and diverse types working in advertising and media, and so forth?

The bit where kevni did his Sunday church photo-ops became putridly so.
Away from any hint of city or river views used to be Tradieland providing a solid Lib/Nat simple majority. Liebor have always relied upon greenfilth preferences.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 12:55 pm

Not that I remember. There was a hydraulic pump hanging off the front, tho’.
We hand a series 1 Landy which did.
Couldn’t crank start that, but could use reverse to wind it uphill enough to roll start

Ours had a small kerosene tank as well as a much larger petrol tank.
Lots of Aerostart on cold winter mornings.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 1:02 pm

Farm fun.
Huge bench saw (probably 3 foot diameter) run off tractor PTO and large leather belt that would break at frequent intervals.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 1:03 pm

“station ute which had an open topped 44 gallon drum on the back filled with water as its “radiator””

Had an old Val as a paddock basher and got sick of having the radiator damaged, so mounted it on the roof and plumbed it all in – not only did it save on soldering the radiator up, it never overheated again! Sadly died when someone hit a tree stump at 60ks or so resulting in a near instant stop and bent the front chassis rails so badly it was close to being a plough! Push it aside for spares and grab the next “found” or “donated” junker…

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 1:03 pm
Woolfe
Woolfe
January 22, 2022 1:04 pm

When the “Blue eyed Brazilian” turns out to be an aids ridden pygmy from Zaire are they going to sent it back?

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 1:06 pm

Funny how the mental health industry has so many nut cases working in it.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 1:08 pm

Ours had a small kerosene tank as well as a much larger petrol tank.
Lots of Aerostart on cold winter morning

Its the other way around – some TEA20 Fergies were modified to run on ‘Vaporising oil’ which was somewhat similar to kerosene, and cheaper than petrol being untaxed. They had a small petrol tank to start (which was a bitch on TVO) then you switched over.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 1:10 pm

As it’s become wealthier it’s moved leftwards

Youd almost think there is a hint there as to who benefits from their policies.

This is a great article.
These kids have been severely educated
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/style/trust-fund-activism-resouce-generation.html
“My money is mostly stocks, which means it comes from underpaying and undervaluing working-class people, and that’s impossible to disconnect from the economic legacies of Indigenous genocide and slavery,” Ms. Gelman said. “Once I realized that, I couldn’t imagine doing anything with my wealth besides redistribute it to these communities.”

Heres the sort of slime tenured and burrowed in like ticks to keep the flame of idiocy alive.

“The wealth millennials are inheriting came from a mammoth redistribution away from the working masses, creating a super-rich tiny minority at the expense of a fleeting American dream that is now out of reach to most people,” said Richard D. Wolff, a Marxist and an emeritus economics professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst who has published 12 books about class and inequality.

He said he has been professionally arguing against capitalism’s selling points since his teaching career began, in 1967, but that his millennial students “are more open to hearing that message than their parents ever were.”


Heirs whose wealth has come from a specific source sometimes use that history to guide their giving. Pierce Delahunt, a 32-year-old “socialist, anarchist, Marxist, communist or all of the above,” has a trust fund that was financed by their former stepfather’s outlet mall empire. (Mx. Delahunt takes nongendered pronouns.)

“When I think about outlet malls, I think about intersectional oppression,” Mx. Delahunt said. There’s the originally Indigenous land each mall was built on, plus the low wages paid to retail and food service workers, who are disproportionately people of color, and the carbon emissions of manufacturing and transporting the goods. With that on their mind, Mx. Delahunt gives away $10,000 a month, divided between 50 small organizations, most of which have an anticapitalist mission and in some way tackle the externalities of discount shopping.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 1:10 pm

Meh. Forget the Four Yorkshiremen skit.

This sums it up.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 1:11 pm

Maybe one day we will see a return to production cars with style.

They’ll have to coax that Nagashima bloke out of semi retirement.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 1:12 pm

Roger

As it’s become wealthier it’s moved leftwards.

Only the rich can afford to be leftists.

But as the Liars have become more the party of the comfortable gentry and the large corporates, an opening exists for a party to provide for the political aspirations of the middle class and trades/working class. Many of these are socially very conservative. Unfortunately, the SFLs are too stupid to see this and take advantage of the opportunity.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 1:14 pm

The new law on internet trolling comes in tomorrow.

Can you imagine the types that are going to show up here tomorrow?

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 1:17 pm

Just stop Boomers, nothing compares to the risk of RSI injuries millennials face every day. And the chronic stress of deciding what variety of coffee to order every day.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 1:18 pm

“Funny how the mental health industry has so many nut cases working in it.”

But, but, but…
It’s SO much cheaper than putting ’em in the nut house! And where else do you propose we can find the public funding for that sorely needed support group for gay, left-handed, midget, albino Eskimo’s, huh? Huh?

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 1:21 pm

Funny how the mental health industry has so many nut cases working in it.

During RN training Mrs Eyrie was sent to the funny farm for a few weeks to learn how it worked. Sometimes the patients used to borrow the medical staff white coats and it was sometimes difficult to tell who was who.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 1:22 pm

“…the risk of RSI injuries millennials face every day.”

Stop it! You’ll go blind…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 1:22 pm

Plasamortar I had 2 vj 360 charger’s, one had the tag full up of options. Ended up putting a 360 red block, same as the 340 with oversize main bearings. Overbored to 380ci. 11:1 compression. Ported heads big valves, equal length headers solid lifters with mechanical rockers, big sump with mesh windage tray, pulled 7500rpm no trouble. Loved that thing.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 1:23 pm

Can you imagine the types that are going to show up here tomorrow?

No need. Plenty of examples have come and gone/ still lurk, bern.

Bruce in WA
January 22, 2022 1:23 pm

Instruction on packaged frozen meal:

• Peel plastic film back approximately 25 mm from one corner.
• Microwave container on high for 4 minutes 30 seconds (based on 1000W microwave).
• Let stand for two minutes.
• Remove plastic film completely, stir meal and enjoy.

CAUTION: Contents may be hot!

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 1:24 pm

incoherent rambler says:
January 22, 2022 at 12:38 pm
lobotomy dashboard?

Was it Austins that had a chromed steel bar on the back of the front passenger seats?
No consideration of the rear passengers’ teeth.

I think they were called taxi bars – optional extra?
Our FC sedan had one fitted.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 1:25 pm

bespoke says:
January 22, 2022 at 12:43 pm
Don’t know Fat Tony!

bespoke – sometimes I despair…. 🙁

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 1:25 pm

They’ll have to coax that Nagashima bloke out of semi retirement.

I vote we bring back the Turbine!

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 1:26 pm

“Instruction on packaged frozen meal:”

“Stand in boiling water for 10 minutes” – now I have to go to hospital for foot burns. I’m suing….

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 22, 2022 1:27 pm

So, any of you NSW Cats experts on handgun safe rules?

Seems the safe and the house must be fitted with alarms, but I’m hearing conflicting advice.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 1:30 pm

So, any of you NSW Cats experts on handgun safe rules?

Seems the safe and the house must be fitted with alarms, but I’m hearing conflicting advice.

See Here

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 1:32 pm

When the “Blue eyed Brazilian” turns out to be an aids ridden pygmy from Zaire are they going to sent it back?

One of the few industries where the customer has a lot of trouble making successful warranty claims.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 1:32 pm

Plasamortar I had 2 vj 360 charger’s, one had the tag full up of options. Ended up putting a 360 red block, same as the 340 with oversize main bearings. Overbored to 380ci. 11:1 compression. Ported heads big valves, equal length headers solid lifters with mechanical rockers, big sump with mesh windage tray, pulled 7500rpm no trouble. Loved that thing.

Mine is a 265 with a 4 speed in it.
I’m going triple webers for the fun of it 🙂

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 1:35 pm

Can anyone recall the brand of those single pot stationary engines used to power the shearing drives.
I thought that they were Perkins, but apparently not.
Of course being the sort of family that we were we had the upmarket squatocracy model with the heavy gauge fencing wire points.
Gigantic flywheel that you spun like a maniac until it finally let out a volcanic bang and then putted away happily all day.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 1:36 pm

akker-triple-barrel-shotguns

A baby Metal Storm, how cute!

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 1:39 pm

Cohenite,
Thanks for the memes.
Really good.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 22, 2022 1:44 pm

Bons: Lister.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 22, 2022 1:48 pm

Got the WA gummint information email yesterday, telling me I wouldn’t be allowed into a restaurant or bottle shop without a vaccine certificate after the end of this month.

I have the sensation of living in a really bad horror movie, where some fascist loonies try to take over the place. And when you look around for ppl to fight it, you find that most of them have been turned into compliant zombies. So it’s not just a fascist takeover movie, it’s a zombie apocalypse movie too.

Oh well. At least it’s not so boring as just watching one.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 1:49 pm

“Mine is a 265 with a 4 speed in it.
I’m going triple webers for the fun of it”

Fit a turbo… you know you want to.

mizaris
mizaris
January 22, 2022 1:52 pm

Got the WA gummint information email yesterday, telling me I wouldn’t be allowed into a restaurant or bottle shop without a vaccine certificate after the end of this month.

Dear Dr BG – I haven’t yet received such missive, but wonder if it will apply to purchasing alcohol at Aldi. Or will I just not be permitted to grace those hallowed halls for any reason.
Unvaxxed, unrepentant about same.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 22, 2022 1:52 pm
Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 1:53 pm

Fit a turbo… you know you want to.

Turbos are nothing but trouble with carbys from what I’ve heard…

Also, I think for a weekend driver, 300+HP is more than enough 🙂

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 1:58 pm

where some fascist loonies try to take over the place

The devil went down to Dansville, is the name of the movie.
Features a real crazed hunchback zombie.

*Am I allowed to say that tomorrow?

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 1:59 pm

Of course it was a Lister, thanks folks.
Ours was a slightly different model, rust brown with a bit of rag for the air filter. Unstoppable.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 2:01 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 2:02 pm

It [Griffith] was once a genuinely diverse electorate in class terms and returned both Labor & Liberal members. As it’s become wealthier it’s moved leftwards.

Diverse in Class Terms?
WTF does that mean?
Griffith was a Labor Seat, the Liberal Party have only ever held it 3 times since 1934, always marginally.
Called Oxley from 1901 to 1934, strong Labor Seat.
Bill Glasson almost beat Rudd in 2013, almost beat Butler 7 months later.
Terri Butler is a dreadful Candidate, zero local profile, most voters assume that it’s an effeminate looking man.

mizaris
mizaris
January 22, 2022 2:04 pm

This morning’s worst orstralian is caning mcgoon for lies – “substantially wrong and misleading” information.

HAS STATE BEEN OMI-CONNED?

PETER LAW

Seven of the Premier’s key reasons for ditching the planned February 5 reopening do not stack up

Claims made by Mark McGowan to justify his decision to delay the reopening of the WA border indefinitely do not stand up to proper scrutiny.

The West Australian fact checked claims the Premier made in his prime-time television address on Thursday night and which he repeated at Friday’s press conference.

They showed inconsistencies with evidence about what is really happening in Australia’s hospitals amid an explosion in Omicron cases in the Eastern States over the past month.

Some basic facts were incorrect and repeated many times despite being wrong, as Mr McGowan attempted to mount an argument that delaying the February 5 reopening would help WA avoid a “catastrophe”.

Claim #1: “South Australia had 11 people die today, back when they opened they were COVID-free like us, so that’s the sort of thing we’re doing our best to avoid.”

South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall earlier on Thursday announced 11 deaths over the previous 24 hours, but cautioned he had been advised by Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier that the “unusually high number” was possibly a backlog.

“She said, ‘Look, it’s quite possible that it’s an accumulation for a number of days’,” Mr Marshall said.

“There is no urgent reporting requirement from residential aged-care facilities into SA Health related to COVID, and so sometimes there’s a bit of a catch up.”

Claim #2: “There’s been a surge in hospitalisations around Australia, with an average of almost 5000 Australians hospitalised a day since the start of the year with COVID.”

There were 5147 patients with COVID-19 hospitalised in Australia on Thursday. The peak was two days earlier, when there were 5307 people hospitalised with the virus.

The West Australian calculated that since January 1 there had been a daily average of 3800 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Australia, well below the 5000 cited by the Premier.

Claim #3 “Hospitals are overflowing with patients, hospitals in meltdown. That’s what’s happening and it would be grossly irresponsible of me not to watch and act on the basis of that.”

The Federal Health Department on Thursday published its weekly report on how hospitals were coping with the number of COVID patients.

It showed 8 per cent of hospital ward beds and 22 per cent of ICU beds across Australia were occupied by COVID patients.

In NSW, those figures were 12 per cent (ward beds) and 24 per cent (ICU).

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, on Wednesday said the nation’s hospitals were “coping” at the moment.

“These are levels of coping that have been agreed with the States and Territories in our common operating picture through the National Cabinet, and so in terms of hospitalisations right across the country, that’s still green, in a green-orange-red traffic light system,” Professor Kelly said.

“In terms of intensive care, there is pressure, so several States are showing amber and are taking action appropriately for that, and Victoria has been in that higher level of red for the last couple of weeks.

“But even there, that means that they’re at 33 per cent of their capacity. So there is plenty of capacity.”

Claim #4: “I can’t predict what the future will hold and we couldn’t predict Omicron. Omicron came along on December 8 in Australia.”

NSW Health announced Australia’s first case of Omicron on November 28 — 10 days earlier than the Premier’s claim — after genomic sequencing showed two overseas arrivals had the strain.

The first suspected case of community transmission of Omicron was on December 3, a Sydney school student with no history of overseas travel.

Mr McGowan again wrongly stated on Friday that Australia’s first Omicron case was on December 8 while defending the timing of his Government’s rapid antigen tests order.

The Premier’s office later said he had been provided incorrect information.

Claim #5: “If there’s an argument somehow we should have gone and spent half a billion dollars on rapid antigen tests with some sort of foresight for a virus that didn’t exist at that point in time, I think it’s a very unfair argument.”

The Premier has been unable to reveal the exact date WA Health ordered millions of rapid antigen tests, only saying it was in the first half of December.

The Commonwealth and State governments agreed on November 5 to share the cost of RATs required to comply with public health orders.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration approved the sale of RATs for at-home use from November 1, but the ban on their sale was not lifted in WA until January 10.

WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said she expected there would be 10 million RATs in the State stockpile at the start of February, with 1.5 million already in stock and more than 80 million by April.

Ten weeks ago, the Victorian Government announced it was giving kindergartens, daycare centres and schools free RATs to help manage outbreaks.

Claim #6: “The science shows that people with only two doses of a COVID vaccine have only a 4 per cent protection against being infected by the Omicron variant, but a third dose can provide a 64 per cent protection against infection.”

The Premier on Friday said these figures had been provided by WA Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson and were based on academic papers.

Dr Robertson’s written advice attributes it to a research paper published in Denmark on December 27.

The study found Omicron was up to 3.7 times more infectious than Delta among the vaccinated and the booster reduced transmission.

The Premier’s office referred questions to WA Health. Dr Robertson told The West his advice referred to a table contained in the report on the effect of vaccination.

The West was unable to find anywhere in the report that explicitly states double dose protection fell to 4 per cent and received no explanation about how Dr Robertson extrapolated the data.

Last week, the UK Health Security Agency said vaccine effectiveness against Omicron 20 weeks after a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna fell to 10 per cent.

Two to four weeks after a booster, effectiveness ranged from about 65 to 75 per cent, falling to 55 to 65 per cent at five to nine weeks and 45 to 50 per cent from 10 weeks.

Claim #7: “The local AMA (Australian Medical Association) endorsed our move (to delay reopening) and called for it.”

AWA WA president Mark Duncan-Smith did not call for a delayed reopening. He instead advocated the Government immediately impose harsher restrictions to slow the transmission of Omicron already spreading in WA.
Coronavirus Crisis
HAS STATE BEEN OMI-CONNED?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 2:04 pm

Thanks for the political ‘insights,’ Grigory.

Now go away and play with your gypsum. The adults are talking…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 22, 2022 2:10 pm

In the Senate, the party has launched an attack to “kick out” Pauline Hansen and install teacher and unionist Penny Allman-Payne.

Ms Allman-Payne said the Greens were in a good position to end the “stranglehold” of Ms Hanson’s One Nation.

Good luck with that.
The overlap between PHON and Green Senate voters = 0.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 2:10 pm

incoherent Rambler,
They dox you for unacceptable speech I think. I never pay attention to that sort of thing.
Life is too short.
Now go lick a dog’s bum till it bleeds.

Bruce in WA
January 22, 2022 2:11 pm

HAS STATE BEEN OMI-CONNED?

Thanks, Mizaris. I am still unable to speak rationally about MacGowan’s betrayal of West Aussies without descending into spluttering, obscenity-laden rage.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:12 pm

Pauline Hansen and install teacher and unionist Penny Allman-Payne.

Is she related to Pauline Hanson?

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 22, 2022 2:13 pm

Good to see The West doing its job for a change – even if just a little. The ABC, on the other hand, keeps the pandemic panic war footing at Defcon 1:

Mild Omicron COVID-19 infections causing long-term fatigue, as experts warn not to ‘push through’

Seriously? Is this being reported anywhere else in the world as a serious issue of concern, or being reported at all?

pete of perth
pete of perth
January 22, 2022 2:13 pm

You certified forkies have nothing on this chinese kid
https://youtu.be/yHbE3w4GWCs

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 2:21 pm

Lister stationary engine.

I had the crank handle spin off one and take a chip of bone out of my shin.

Through the trousers, through the sock like a knife blade.
It stung quite a bit.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 22, 2022 2:22 pm

The “Freedom Rally” and march today: Strathfield and Burwood, Sydney.
I had intended to attend but due to difficulties with my opal card couldn’t make it. Pure serendipity as it transpired. I found a live feed on Facebook and watched. There was a promising start with views of people assembling at Strathfield station – lots of kids and middle age and elderly people. Things degenerated from there. During the march, the throng was being led in chants such as “ScoMo is a scum bag”. Very edifying. At the rally the MC set the tone with an expletive laden opening address. I think the organisers of this event have set the cause of liberty and individualism back years. Every eff word would have sent a tranche of votes from AUP and LDP straight to One Nation. If they want to roll around in the mud using abuse instead of reason and base their tactics on the BLM/Antifa play book they can count me out. I noticed people drifting away from the opening remarks at the rally. If Cameron Newman and Craig Kelly think this is the way to go, they are destined for political oblivion.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 2:24 pm

Got the WA gummint information email yesterday, telling me I wouldn’t be allowed into a restaurant or bottle shop without a vaccine certificate after the end of this month.

Volunteers at my local fire shed have been required to furnish proof of vaccination..two resignations so far..

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 2:24 pm

Kneel says:
January 22, 2022 at 1:49 pm
“Mine is a 265 with a 4 speed in it.
I’m going triple webers for the fun of it”

Fit a turbo… you know you want to.

Some of the pre-Charger Pacers had a 4 barrel carb fitted stock to their 265 engines.

If you any good with Holley carbs, you’d probably be better off fitting a 4 barrel Holley than fucking around with 3 x DCOE Webers.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 2:24 pm

In the Senate, the party has launched an attack to “kick out” Pauline Hansen and install teacher and unionist Penny Allman-Payne.

Ahh yes, so appealing.

A rich, snobby, communist unionist and teacher who wants an economic great leap backwards and to end coal, ICE vehicles, Australia Day, masculinity, guns, self defence and civil rights under common law.

Oh yes. A protest vote.

The Anikin/Padme & “Always Was” memes come to mind.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 2:24 pm

When the “Blue eyed Brazilian” turns out to be an aids ridden pygmy from Zaire are they going to sent it back?

When you designer child turns out as an Hottentot covered in sores.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 2:25 pm

It beats me why anybody would get upset about randoms and their comments on the internet.
Though some do write things to get a rise out of people. Something I would never do. No sirree Bob. That kind of thing can get you kicked off a certain British Army (unofficial) site.
Then again, people can be unkind.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 22, 2022 2:25 pm

It [Griffith] was once a genuinely diverse electorate in class terms and returned both Labor & Liberal members. As it’s become wealthier it’s moved leftwards.

Correct.
There’s a significant intersection with the State division of South Brisbane, which returns a Greens State member.

Over the past 30 years the inner south suburbs that make up Griffith have gentrified into rookeries of public servants – who resolutely vote GreenLeft.

Woolfe
Woolfe
January 22, 2022 2:26 pm

The West will have a massive drop in government advertising, that’ll fix it

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 2:28 pm

If they want to roll around in the mud using abuse instead of reason and base their tactics on the BLM/Antifa play book they can count me out.

You are a good person with reason and morals.

Fuggedabouit.

Think if an evil person like Edward Bernays and the adult children, emotional thinkers that crave tyranny, who are led by the likes of Bernays.

The corollary to this is what is required is a colossal shitstorm of black propaganda. So much is at stake and so few seem to be amenable to the classical liberal tradition of discussion.

Alternatively – people are just fed up and bloody angry.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 2:29 pm

If you any good with Holley carbs, you’d probably be better off fitting a 4 barrel Holley than fucking around with 3 x DCOE Webers.

I won’t be doing the webers, I’ll pay a specialist for that one.
There are many things I can do myself, but Carbys are not one of them.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 2:30 pm

The West will have a massive drop in government advertising, that’ll fix it

It absolutely would. It is what drives the fear porn from the media. They know what side their bread is buttered on.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 22, 2022 2:30 pm

Dear Dr BG – I haven’t yet received such missive, but wonder if it will apply to purchasing alcohol at Aldi.

I don’t have an Aldi within reach, so I am going to have an accommodation with my local bottle shop to pay him by bank transfer and have him deliver. My local vietnamese restaurant does takeaway. So I shan’t be greatly inconvenienced.

I had been considering the novavax, but not any longer. The more government tries to coerce me, the more resistant I become to the whole vaccination bizzo.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 22, 2022 2:31 pm

Got the WA gummint information email yesterday, telling me I wouldn’t be allowed into a restaurant or bottle shop without a vaccine certificate after the end of this month.

How do they have your email address? I mean, I’m sure I’ve provided mine to some government department at some stage, but have never been emailed by the WA government or the health dept before.

Anyway, I haven’t received any scary threatening email yet. McGowan can stick the needles he’s put aside for me into both of his eyeballs, and the booster up his caboose. He’s made me even more determined to refuse the shots.

As for the restrictions on the unvaxxed, I reckon it’ll take a week or two for most of the unfortunate people McGowan has charged with enforcing his edict to get heartily sick of doing so, and will get sloppy, and they’ll enforce it in the way they enforce ‘mandatory’ check-ins.

At the very least, it won’t take long to figure out which places check and which places don’t. My policy is that I’m not showing anyone anything regarding my health except for my doctor, and I wouldn’t even if I was vaxxed.

Another thing that will be interesting to keep an eye on – I wonder how many people those places that do check fastidiously will be turning away? Because if it’s quite a lot, I think we will have some idea of how trustworthy the cited ~95% vaccination rate is.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:31 pm

Then again, people can be unkind.

Cwuel, so very cwuel.
I welcome the opportunity to seek vengeance on all those who have said cwuel things to me.
I will start with all those who call me incoherent!

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 2:32 pm

I had been considering the novavax, but not any longer. The more government tries to coerce me, the more resistant I become to the whole vaccination bizzo.

Yeah I am the same. I hope I can play Survivor IRL.

Outwit, Outlast, Outplay, IIRC.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 2:33 pm

Patrick Kelly,
Watched the tube one of the Sydney march.
Why is there always some mimdless moron making mong music on a drum?
If you kicked them in the cods you would be the bad one.
Having said that I still would have liked to have gone. If I wasn’t a raspberry ripple.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:35 pm

The more government tries to coerce me, the more resistant I become to the whole vaccination bizzo.

#metoo

If they had not been so insistent, I probably would have AZed a long time ago.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 2:35 pm

Another thing that will be interesting to keep an eye on – I wonder how many people those places that do check fastidiously will be turning away? Because if it’s quite a lot, I think we will have some idea of how trustworthy the cited ~95% vaccination rate is.

I estimate 10-25 % of blue collar workers and 2% of white collar men either themselves or someone more IT literate than them, has acquired a cert. from my lil anon or gladys channo have no eggs.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 22, 2022 2:36 pm

it’s about paying the (union) rip-off to cover “training & testing” .. the, actual, tix fee is just additional cream for gummint …..

Cleverly disguised as the National Accreditation Framework and Recognition of Prior Learning.
Bastards.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:37 pm

dash dot.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 2:38 pm

Daily Mail.

EXCLUSIVE: Mother of slain schoolgirl Charlise Mutten spent weeks in $20,000-a-month drug rehab two months ago and boasted of having SEX with her daughter’s accused killer in his ute during access visit

Slain Charlise Mutten’s mum was in exclusive drug rehab two months ago
Kallista Mutten stayed in $20,000 Sydney Clinic which treats celebrities
Her daughter’s accused killer visited her and she boasted about her ‘rich fiance’
Charlise’s mother boasted after one visit she’d had sex with Stein in his ute
Kallista seemed ‘excited and high’ after two hours with Stein in his 4WD

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 22, 2022 2:39 pm

DrBG
Just for sh*ts-n-giggles, you should LARP as a schoolie and hassle green-card holders going into the bottle-o to buy you a fridge pack of Jack’s n coke.
And get a coolie hat and pretend you’re a Effing Vietnamese Balt, wait at the front door of the restaurant with an empty tin dish, calling “Aussie Aussie Skippy Skippy, me no can work or move, you got UN ration for meeee?”
Oh, the fun i’d have if I were retired and unmarried…

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 2:39 pm

Plasmamortar says:
January 22, 2022 at 2:29 pm
If you any good with Holley carbs, you’d probably be better off fitting a 4 barrel Holley than fucking around with 3 x DCOE Webers.

I won’t be doing the webers, I’ll pay a specialist for that one.
There are many things I can do myself, but Carbys are not one of them.

Good luck in finding a real specialist in Webers / Dellortos. And keeping them tuned. Replicating the original Charger setup would be best. Chrysler reckoned at the time that they flew the entire car with engine to Italy for the carb set up.

It don’t take too much to learn how to set up a Holley 4-barrel correctly. Especially if you choose the correct one to start with…

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 2:42 pm

Diverse in Class Terms?
WTF does that mean?

Don’t be obtuse, Ed.

If it’s at all possible.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 2:43 pm

Good luck in finding a real specialist in Webers / Dellortos. And keeping them tuned. Replicating the original Charger setup would be best. Chrysler reckoned at the time that they flew the entire car with engine to Italy for the carb set up.

Fortunately I’m in the Sydney region.
I’ve rung around and there’s a guy in blacktown who does this stuff and has been doing it for years.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 22, 2022 2:43 pm

The only thing that would move me to get vaxxed is the ability to travel abroad. Fuck McGowan and Morro and their rules – I wouldn’t do it for them. However, I have family OS and, at the end of the day, if I want to enter their countries, I have to abide by their rules. Not much I can do about that if I want to visit. Also, do the airlines permit the unvaxxed to travel?

Not planning a trip any time soon, however. It’d only be if someone got very sick or something like that. Let’s see if the madness dies down. Now that England has nixed virtually all of its Covid restrictions and Ireland has done much the same, I think these could be the first dominoes to fall.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 2:43 pm

incoherent rambler says:
January 22, 2022 at 2:31 pm
Then again, people can be unkind.

Cwuel, so very cwuel.
I welcome the opportunity to seek vengeance on all those who have said cwuel things to me.
I will start with all those who call me incoherent!

incoherent rambler johnson is right.

And i, for one, look forward to our illustrious overlords persecuting the cwuel scwum…

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 2:46 pm

Oh Come On,
I cut up my cards to any establishment that required the peon’s passport after freedom day 2:in NSW.
Fortunately my local couldn’t care less. And it’s been kind to me with keno.
I purchased a swag of tshirts that arrived Thursday. The one I wore yesterday had “When Tyranny Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty”.
I don’t normally wear Tshirts but Monday will be “Vikings Against Fascism”.
Anyway keep staunch. Fascists can kiss arses.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 2:47 pm

Miss Anthropistsays:
January 22, 2022 at 1:39 pm
Cohenite,
Thanks for the memes.
Really good.

Looking for a cuddle?

JC will be jealous.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:49 pm

I think these could be the first dominoes to fall …

Does that mean Mein BatearedFuhrermeisterFuckhead and his elf lacky will fall?

As dominoes they are both a double #2.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 22, 2022 2:50 pm

Miss A- sheesh, I’m facebooking a lot these days- shirts from where?
I’ve been getting some custom orders via Redbubble, but the print and material quality is so variable that I’m going to have to withdraw my custom.
Does anyone supply custom iron-on transfers?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 2:52 pm

Bruce of N,
Thanks for the tip. Could not find anything via Google.
Near Musgtave park and will post about it later.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:53 pm

Fat Tony Johnson is right!

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 2:53 pm

‘What Putin Wants in Ukraine’ (the concluding paragraphs of a recent essay in Foreign Affairs, which offers analysis you will hardly ever see in the pro-war liberal msm):

‘It’s not just Ukrainian leadership that Moscow sees as problematic. France and Germany have flubbed efforts to strike a diplomatic resolution to the Russia-Ukraine stalemate. The Europeans, who were the guarantors of the Minsk agreements of 2014 and 2015 that were supposed to bring peace to the region, had little success pushing the Ukrainians to strike a deal. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then foreign minister, could not even get Kyiv to accept a compromise that would have allowed for elections in the Donbas region. Last November, the Russians went so far as to publish private diplomatic correspondence between their foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his French and German counterparts to demonstrate how the Western powers fully sided with Ukrainian government’s stance. And although the focus in the West has been on the Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border, this came as NATO countries expanded their military activities in the Black Sea region and in Ukraine. In June, a British destroyer sailed through territorial waters off Crimea, which London does not recognize as belonging to Russia, provoking the Russians to fire in its direction. In November, a U.S. strategic bomber flew within 13miles of the Russian border in the Black Sea region, infuriating Putin. As tensions rose, Western military advisers, instructors, arms, and ammunition poured into Ukraine. Russians also suspect that a training center the United Kingdom is constructing in Ukraine is in fact a foreign military base. Putin is particularly adamant that deploying U.S. missiles in Ukraine that can reach Moscow in five to seven minutes cannot and will not be tolerated.

Putin’s threat to resort to force comes from his frustration with a stalled diplomatic process. For Russia, the escalating military threats were unmistakable. In his articles and speeches, Putin may emphasize the unity of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples, but what he cares most about is preventing NATO expansion in Ukraine. Consider what he said in March 2014 after sending forces into Crimea in response to the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych. “I simply cannot imagine that we would travel to Sevastopol to visit NATO sailors,” he said of the famous Russian naval base in Crimea. “Of course, most of them are wonderful guys, but it would be better to have them come and visit us, be our guests, rather than the other way round.” Putin’s actions suggest that his true goal is not to conquer Ukraine and absorb it into Russia but to change the post-Cold War setup in Europe’s east. That setup left Russia as a rule-taker without much say in European security, which was centered on NATO. If he manages to keep NATO out of Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova, and U.S. intermediate- range missiles out of Europe, he thinks he could repair part of the damage Russia’s security sustained after the Cold War ended. Not coincidentally, that could serve as a useful record to run on in 2024, when Putin would be up for re-election.’

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 2:58 pm

“Vikings Against Fascism”

I’m off to the print shop.

Buccaneers Against Fascism
Echnidas Against Fascism
Bushrangers Against Fascism
Highwaymen Against Fascism

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 22, 2022 2:58 pm

In September 2021, the High Court found that gentle soul, Dylan Voller, had been grievously upset by online rude comments.

Like a bat out of Hell, the Moron Government sprang into action to “urgently address” this appalling state of affairs – one that threatened the Good Order of Australia.

Hello Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 2021.

As noted above, from tomorrow, anyone turning up here with an untraceable VPN address and laying some defamation on these august pages, potentially drops dover into a mediation process leading to a shower of scalding shit.

Vigilance is required.

Morrison.
Wise and balanced.
Steady hand on the Tiller of State.
#makingalbaneselooklessdisgusting

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 2:58 pm

I had been considering the novavax, but not any longer
Same turd, different glitter.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 3:02 pm

Hardy Krüger obituary
German film star best known for A Bridge Too Far who was brought up to adore Hitler and fell out with Richard Burton
Thursday January 20 2022, 5.00pm GMT, The Times
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“I think war films are boring and should not be made,” Hardy Krüger once said. “Anyone who has seen the war and knows what it means should not be so keen to make war films.” Nonetheless, with his ice-blue eyes and archetypal Teutonic good looks, the German actor all too frequently found himself in jackboots and Nazi regalia over the course of a career in which he worked with Richard Attenborough, Ryan O’Neal, Sean Connery and John Wayne, among others.

At one stage a “heart-throb” poll in a British fan magazine rated him at number two, second only to Dirk Bogarde, with whom he starred in A Bridge Too Far (1977). His great personal charm belied a steely determination, however, and this did not always endear him to co-stars. Richard Burton, for example, wrote candidly about his personal antipathy for Krüger in his diaries, after appearing alongside him in The Wild Geese (1978).

Old bloke
Old bloke
January 22, 2022 3:06 pm

DrBeauGan says:
January 22, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Got the WA gummint information email yesterday, telling me I wouldn’t be allowed into a restaurant or bottle shop without a vaccine certificate after the end of this month.

I have the sensation of living in a really bad horror movie, where some fascist loonies try to take over the place. And when you look around for ppl to fight it, you find that most of them have been turned into compliant zombies. So it’s not just a fascist takeover movie, it’s a zombie apocalypse movie too.

Oh well. At least it’s not so boring as just watching one.

Wifey and I went out for dinner last night with a group of middle aged middle class people Wifey is associated with and, apart from another couple, all were jabbed. I had last associated with this same group over a year ago, all were then praising the virtues of McGowan, nothing has changed since.

The only difference I noticed was a sense of apprehension, a fear of something unknown which wasn’t there over a year ago. There was also a lot of defensiveness which wasn’t there previously, for example when I mentioned Boris Johnson’s removal of all mandates some became very agitated about how this will kill everyone in the UK and their pets too.

Zombiefication is already happening, it’s not through the injected concoctions but through a psychological process of induced fear. These people will cheer when the unvaxxed are deported to their internment camps.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 3:07 pm

Hardy Krüger obituary

Not one of his better known films, but he starred in a film adaptation of Colin Thiel’s Blue Fin in the 1970s, filmed on the South Australian coast, iirc.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:08 pm

It will empower Australians to ‘unmask’ the originators of anonymous defamatory comments …

A question fellow cats and Johnsons. Does the unmasker first have to show that the comment does not originate prior to the new law? Or is it retrospective legislation?

I am thinking of a name change: anonymous defamatory commenter

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 3:11 pm

Unfortunately in a queue for the toilet! Hard to tell numbers where I am but steady stream of people.

First flyer given was talking about end the CCP.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 3:12 pm

Dr Faustus says:
January 22, 2022 at 2:58 pm

Does a blog count as social media? In terms of current usage of the language it wouldn’t but to a lawyer it might.

Muddy
Muddy
January 22, 2022 3:16 pm

From The National Pulse [usual apologies if this is repetitious]: A Canadian musician’s song against forced medical experimentation: More of Us.
Smooth, easy-listening.

Franx
Franx
January 22, 2022 3:16 pm

I take it that the ‘identities’ on the site are simulacra.
Is it agreed that a simulacrum can be defamed?

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 3:17 pm

Anyone who wants to call Dover a Wannabe bald headed flog better hurry up. Not me though not my style and I have the utmost respect for the guy.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:18 pm

I am not a simulacra, and have never attended any of there meetings

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:20 pm

I wouldn’t say : “he has the brains of a donkey”

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:21 pm

I typed “their”

Muddy
Muddy
January 22, 2022 3:23 pm

People scared to say it so they say nothing instead
Let me make myself clear so they don’t twist what I said
Hell yeah I’ll get the shot, with a gun to my head
after they pull the trigger and they vaccinate me dead.

Chris Webby – Raw Thoughts V (youboob).

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:23 pm

I would say : “he has not got the brains of a donkey”

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:26 pm

What if the insult is in Mandarin?
I’m told it is great language for insults.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 3:28 pm

What if the blog is hosted overseas? Like pirate radio only even easier.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 3:28 pm

Volunteers at my local fire shed have been required to furnish proof of vaccination..two resignations so far..

Hasn’t hit the grassroots brigades so far, but they did introduce a ‘must be vaxxed’ policy for the air staff (pilots, air attack supervisors, groundies etc) last month after a FULLY VAXXED groundie brought OMIGHOD onto the base.

local oaf
January 22, 2022 3:28 pm

I had been considering the novavax, but not any longer. The more government tries to coerce me, the more resistant I become to the whole vaccination bizzo.

I’d be very interested in finding out exactly what getting the Novavax jab will buy you?

Will you be considered fully vaxxed and allowed to do everything the obedient triple mRNA jabbed are permitted?

One day I’m a filthy far right anti-vaxxer, then suddenly I become one of the chosen people?
Seems a tad improbable.

Won’t our rulers claim that Novavax only protects against the original Alpha strain, so we’d still be a menace to the first class citizens?

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 3:30 pm

Hutlh Qapla’ yInlIj QIp, Bundy.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 3:30 pm

If you any good with Holley carbs, you’d probably be better off fitting a 4 barrel Holley than fucking around with 3 x DCOE Webers.

Only if you are prepared to sacrifice induction ‘chortle’ for tuneability and reliability – in my race escorts I never was – most of the engine note came from the weber inlets, not the exhaust…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 22, 2022 3:31 pm

Does a blog count as social media? In terms of current usage of the language it wouldn’t but to a lawyer it might.

Luckily I’m a sex worker turning unprotected tricks at truck stops, not a lawyer.

But, it seems to me the definition (which, helpfully, references back to the Online Safety Act 2021) is fairly wide:

1) For the purposes of this Act, social media service means:

(a) an electronic service that satisfies the following

(i) the sole or primary purpose of the service is to enable online social interaction between 2 or more end?users;
(ii) the service allows end?users to link to, or interact with, some or all of the other end?users;
(iii) the service allows end?users to post material on the service;

I’m sure Scotty from Marketing will have considered all the unintended consequences.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 22, 2022 3:34 pm

Alternatively – people are just fed up and bloody angry.

Yeah. Well if had been there with young kids getting exposed to a tirade of fucks and arseholes, I’d have been bloody angry as well.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 3:34 pm

The Bee: ‘Gavin Newsom demands answers from whoever’s in charge of California’

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 3:36 pm

Hardy Kruger.
The Wild Geese.
That showed how berets should be worn.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 3:38 pm

Only if you are prepared to sacrifice induction ‘chortle’ for tuneability and reliability – in my race escorts I never was – most of the engine note came from the weber inlets, not the exhaust…

That is something I’m looking forward to.
The sound of triple webers is not something you can replicate with turbos or exhaust 🙂

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 3:39 pm

If someone claims to be a truck stop hooker I immediately assume they are a lawyer.
There has been the odd case of people on the internet claiming they are something they are not.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 3:40 pm

I had been considering the novavax, but not any longer

I won’t e taking it, and will upload a segment going over it in the next day or 2, will post here when done.

Bruce
Bruce
January 22, 2022 3:41 pm

@Bons:

“Listers” were pretty common, and still sit quietly in reserve on many properties..

Others I have encountered are “Villiers”, (also of lawnmower and motorcycle notoriety) and “Southern Cross”, makers of the iconic “windmill” water pump.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 3:41 pm

Uh oh. 100,000 year culture, genocide and lecture by some Aboriginal activist. Lots of flags for The Peoples Revolution. Says he has lost two elders to the Vax from near Mt Morgan.

The crowd seems to love it. Oops now saying 65,000. Now singing.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 22, 2022 3:42 pm

The sound of triple webers is not something you can replicate with turbos or exhaust ?

I’m feeling a little stirring..

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:43 pm

Superubernastyfuckerfuhrer Scumo demands answers from whoever’s in charge of Australia

P
P
January 22, 2022 3:45 pm

Craig Kelly backtracks on Novavax (behind paywall)
A protein based vaccine hoped to convince the unvaccinated to get jabbed has been rejected by outspoken MP Craig Kelly, despite his previous interest.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 3:46 pm
Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 3:46 pm

Wally Dali.
I use redbubble and I am happy with what I received.
They do sizings appropriate for proper Australians ( of Viking descent).

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 3:48 pm

If someone claims to be a truck stop hooker I immediately assume they are a lawyer.

I was more than half expecting a response along those lines. Chuckle.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:49 pm

Will gluten bombing a thread be legal?

What about people who bad mouth gypsum? Bruce and I were both deeply offended by the comments posted here about gypsum.

Franx
Franx
January 22, 2022 3:52 pm

If we are simulacra and not instantiations of anything in the real world, postings might then not be social interactions but events in hyperreality. Or something. Actually, in saying this, I’m beginning to feel like an instantiation of a piece of ai coming to some newfound level of taboo consciousness.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 3:54 pm

I’m sure Scotty from Marketing will have considered all the unintended consequences.

OK, so an end to the proles conferring with themselves then.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 3:54 pm

I’m beginning to feel like an instantiation of a piece of ai coming to some newfound level of taboo consciousness.

Oh yeah, baby!
I feel the elevation!

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:01 pm

I am thinking of a name change: anonymous defamatory commenter

Poopypants McShitlord?

mizaris
mizaris
January 22, 2022 4:02 pm

Eyriesays:
January 22, 2022 at 8:21 am
From the old open forum:
Wyatt Earp in Hollywood. There’s a Bruce Willis/James Garner movie about that called “Sunset”.

Thanx for that .. found it on IMDB .. trying to track it down for download .. bit elusive tho .. only found one link available & that is dead .. at the moment .. LOL!

Try this:

https://m4uhd.tv/watch-movie-sunset-1988-222819.html

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 4:03 pm

Completely agree areff, someone I know lost a four year old in a tractor accident, and someone else was lucky not to have killed his young daughter, when she fell off and went under the wheels.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:04 pm

Online Safety Act 2021?

Fair warning:

I WILL sue you, srr if you further defame me and my kind.

For far too long, us lizard people have taken verbal abuse from you cattl….I mean, “people”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 22, 2022 4:05 pm

Great Ocean Road is always an “interesting” drive. Best not to spend too much time looking at the ocean.

Gab
Gab
January 22, 2022 4:08 pm

Why is Australia’s governments desperate to enforce experimental inoculations on it’s own citizens?
A web of interconnections, relationships, family ties, government grants, plus funding from sponsors, DNA harvesting, security risks, foreign powers and criminal corporations with billions to spend should cause Australians to ask.
Who is paying whom?

https://flickie.net/watch_video.php?v=NAKK6Y78R1BG&fbclid=IwAR1Igrb4ji_-TWztOwHj16U58d_4ydmMJojzti_6iNlyYYFpfU6njrbju84

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 4:10 pm

Some guy giving a long speach. Talking about UK protest where helicopters were surveilling protesters with drones which had facial technology. When they got home there were emails waiting for them with fines.

Whoever he is a long time anti vax due to problem with Vax in his family.

Hard to count but in a high spot. If anybody says over 5,000 then total BS.

It’s all about him whoever he is.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:15 pm

If we are simulacra and not instantiations of anything in the real world, postings might then not be social interactions but events in hyperreality. Or something. Actually, in saying this, I’m beginning to feel like an instantiation of a piece of ai coming to some newfound level of taboo consciousness.

Was it here I read The Matrix is actually a black pill movie series?

The architect for beaten six times, so he just kept on rebuilding better Matrices.

Franx
Franx
January 22, 2022 4:15 pm

RDA made no mention, as far as I know, of any protest rally today.
Disappointing.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:18 pm

I only just noticed how we rename everything with Indigenous names.

Wait, what? Isn’t this cultural appropriation?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 4:22 pm

I shall finish my reading for today later on and troll all I can up to midnight.
Then I shall be a goody goody.
Only because if the authorities were after me they would know I was commando trained by my choice of underwear.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 4:23 pm

The Slavic war that no one is talking about

Miss Ukraine vs Miss Russia

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 4:24 pm

Isn’t this cultural appropriation?

No, it’s the destruction of our History as a people, similar to the toppling of statues elsewhere.
Surely you realise this?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 4:25 pm

How a massacre that never happened brought about the Palestinian refugee problem.

Interesting link – “There’s a name for people who think the right to reclaim you great grandmother’s house should last forever – Palestinians.” Roll ap die vloor..

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 4:27 pm

The Slavic war that no one is talking about

Miss Thailand has some lax tucking skills.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 4:31 pm

A female giving a speach that is more about home educating kids at home. Pretty much zero relationship to Vax and mandates.

An author to wrote a book called the Power of the Light

Saw a group of about 30 Army looking guys. Veterans against the Vax
. Would not be surprised if a few still serving as covering face. One is ex SAS.

Talking of SAS was given a flyer by an Australia One guy. When I realised what it was gave it back and told him was not impressed by Bosi saying Hobart shooting false flag operation. Despite me saying that he then went on to say he had spoken to an SAS who also thought same. I think guy himself ex Army but said I wished him and Australia One well but there are others to support.

Main speaker now encouraging people to call police to report hospitality venues who are discriminating against unvaxxed to saying serving unvaxxed.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 4:33 pm

About the overlap between Greens voters and One Nation voters bei9ng zero:
Sure, but the Greens don’t have to do the hard yards of wooing One Nation Voters.
All they’ve gotta do is pressure the LNP in Queensland to preference One Nation last to get either 2 ALP/ 1 Green or 2 Green/1 ALP to get 3 ALP/Green Senators from July 1 2022 [up from 2 at the moment].
So prepare for some Murdoch instigated Shock!!/Horror!! involving Hanson shortly.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 4:34 pm

How a massacre that never happened brought about the Palestinian refugee problem.

I’m ordering a copy of that book.

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 4:35 pm

A female giving a speach that is more about home educating kids at home. Pretty much zero relationship to Vax and mandates.

Forcing kids to get vaccinated to go to school, sneakily vaccinating over 12’s at school without consent, and not returning them to school this year because of all that plus masks in classrooms and covid craziness is absolutely a red hot entry level issue for many, many on-the-fence parents.

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 4:35 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 4:38 pm

A female giving a speach that is more about home educating kids at home. Pretty much zero relationship to Vax and mandates.

These people are Labor Operatives.
About 25 years ago, they made a big fuss about not being allowed to dump
their unvaxxed sprogs into ChildCare.
It went to Court and the ruling led to a Vax Mandate for toddlers in Childcare in Qld.
Never, ever trust them..

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 4:39 pm

Just claimed nearly 30,000 teachers don’t want to go back to school due to Vax.

Now lady from Qld Health Practitioners Alliance speaking. Talking about health workers walking away from jobs. Group has 5,000 members. Probably best speaker so far. Pfizer lying, TGA underreporting. Talking about Vax injuries she has come across.

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Not a single redhead among them.

#freetheranga

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Really does make WA a stand out

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:43 pm

These people are Labor Operatives.

Sure, the ALP (Plibersek) never proposed to take kids at 3 and give them back at 21/22.

Cradle to grave early education to adult daycare…it has been ALP policy for years now.

You’re not even trolling Septimus, you’re just running interference.

Barry
Barry
January 22, 2022 4:43 pm

Not News: Weber BBQ Corporation sends out weekly recipe to subscribers.
News: Unfortunate that it’s for “Grilled Meatloaf”, given it’s the morning after the rocker’s death.
WTF: Immediately apologizes.

Oops.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 4:43 pm

plus masks in classrooms and covid craziness is absolutely a red hot entry level issue for many, many on-the-fence parents.

Don’t be silly.
All parents want is somewhere to dump the kids all day while they save for retirement.
If the price tag is CovenVaxxed kids, well, there’s $600,000/kid + Carers Benefit to assuage the grief.

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 4:43 pm

I thought teachers, by and large, were gagging to get vaccinated and appalled at being expected to teach unvaccinated covid carriers.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 4:43 pm

Last chance to guess Gab’s age?

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 4:44 pm

All future comments must run by the same standard.

WWJMD

What would judge Mordy do?

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 22, 2022 4:47 pm

Thanks Plasmamortar.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 4:48 pm

I thought teachers, by and large, were gagging to get vaccinated and appalled at being expected to teach unvaccinated covid carriers.

Teachers tend to be pretty well informed, and well informed people aren’t taking the Vax [at the moment].
That’s the reason for the delay to the start of the School Year.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 4:49 pm

Gab is a woman and young – probably underage.

There are no girls on the internet and all kids are Feds.

Don’t talk to Gab. Or you may have to take a seat.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 4:52 pm

BBC classic shows edited for race and sex slurs in archives
Jake Kanter, Media Correspondent
Saturday January 22 2022, 12.01am GMT, The Times
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The BBC is quietly editing classic radio comedies to remove racially insensitive and politically incorrect jokes as the corporation grapples with changing audience expectations.

Repeats of shows including Dad’s Army, Steptoe and Son and I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again on BBC Radio 4 Extra have been altered, sometimes to remove entire sketches.

Edits have been made to programmes over several years to remove content likely now to be considered racist or misogynistic. The changes were documented by an anonymous Radio 4 Extra listener, who bemoaned them as “woke cuts”.

Some cuts expunge mentions of the disgraced stars Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris.

I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again, a sketch show starring John Cleese, Bill Oddie and other Cambridge Footlights graduates, was at the sharp end of many of the cuts, according to the compiler’s dossier. A repeat of a 1970 episode was edited to remove a gag from Cleese about scantily clad women on Top of the Pops. Impersonating a BBC spokesman, Cleese said in the original recording: “We have noticed that it is possible to see right up to the girls’ knickers, owing to the shortness of their miniskirts, so we’ve asked the girls to drop them.”

In a sketch from 1970, David Hatch adopted an Indian accent and was described as being “browned off”. The skit was removed. Other deleted sketches included a spoof of Harris’s songs, titled Rolf Harris’s Dirty Songbook.

A repeat of a 1971 radio episode of Steptoe and Son was edited to cut “poofy” from a line in which Wilfrid Brambell said: “You’re carrying on like some poofy Victorian poet.” A similar snip was made to a 1974 Dad’s Army, during which Corporal Jones referred to Chinese people as “yellow friends”. The BBC stripped a mention of the n-word from a 1972 episode of Lines From My Grandfather’s Forehead, a Ronnie Barker sketch show. It also removed a reference to African people being “cannibals” from a 1950 episode of Much Binding in the Marsh, a comedy set in a RAF station.

A listener complained to the BBC about the cuts last year, saying: “It is best for the original archive material to go out uncensored, and let audiences make up their own minds about what might be ‘offensive’.”

A spokesman for the BBC said: “Listeners enjoy a huge number of old comedies from the archives on 4 Extra and on occasion we edit some episodes so they’re suitable for broadcast today, including removing racially offensive language and stereotypes from decades ago, as the vast majority of our audience would expect.”

cohenite
January 22, 2022 5:01 pm

What is a woman; good rant, but too little too late:

That was straight fire. As a woman, I’m offended when a man puts on a dress and pretends to know what my struggles have been as a biological woman. The h— you do. A woman is biology. It is experience. It is not a costume. And any man attempting to put on that experience without having lived it is appropriating my sex. We are told that cultural appropriation is wrong and racist. Appropriating the appearance of a woman and then gaslighting other women to accept you as one of them is sexist. Get out of here with that. Stop trying to take over women-only spaces. We need protection and safety from men. We need places to go where no men are allowed. Our girls need their sporting events to be segregated for their safety and fairness. Enough of this madness already!

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 5:02 pm
twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 5:02 pm

Don’t be silly.
All parents want is somewhere to dump the kids all day while they save for retirement.

Ed your usually impeccable contrarianess is leading you down the garden path again.

I didn’t say all parents. Let’s say a hot button issue for 5-15% of all parents on a spectrum of will absolutely pull their kids if the school system get sneaky and pushy with these vaccines to are simply all talk and bluster and will hand their kids over because they can’t afford to not make the payments on mums 2020 Prado.

Not an insignificant boost for the home education movement if they can get even just another 5%.

Delta A
Delta A
January 22, 2022 5:03 pm

on occasion we edit some episodes so they’re suitable for broadcast today

Suitable for today’s pampered, triggered and ignorantly judgmental snowflakes.

I doubt they’re off their phones long enough to watch TV, anyway.

#notboomer’sfaultthistime.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 5:10 pm

Dick Ed

Don’t be silly.
All parents want is somewhere to dump the kids all day while they save for retirement.
If the price tag is CovenVaxxed kids, well, there’s $600,000/kid + Carers Benefit to assuage the grief.

Even by your low standards, this is pathetic.

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 5:12 pm

While everyone was protesting about Victoria’s pandemic laws, the ACT slipped identical laws in under the radar.

Now,if we recall, the ACT was held up as the Good Boy of Australian states and territories with 100% vaccination within the first five minutes of it being available.

Look at what obedience gets you:

It would give government ministers the power to impose certain restrictions, the power to create vaccine mandates and the chief health officer would retain control of test, trace, isolate and quarantine measures.

The health minister, in consultation with the chief minister, would be able to regulate business activity and impose restrictions on gathering numbers, household visitors and density limits in hospitality and retail venues.

At this point there is a perfect correlation, state and territory-wise, between compliance and cementing in of ’emergency’ measures as permanent.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
January 22, 2022 5:14 pm

Today’s Sydney (Strathfield to Burwood) World Wide Rally for Freedom – impressions
my footage (basic, 11 min.)

1. Attendance: probably 10k at most.

2. Crowd composition: again, mainly anglo/european, smattering of islanders, saw hardly any asians/indians (even though Sydney City is quite demographically asian), one would ask again, why is this so?

3. Speeches at the end were shite. Really, why bother.

4. Yet again the indig industry tried to shoehorn their way in (I believe people probably tolerate this BS because it’s nowhere near being the main cause they turned up).

5. massively over-dimensioned numbers of Public Order and Riot vehicles, police of all types, mounted police horses (idle, grazing in the Park at the end), and helicopters. None of which was necessary in any way, other than to maintain a small number of road closures and redirect some traffic.

That is all.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 5:15 pm

What sort of sickness is this?

The Evening Standard reports on a study that finds that face maskes make men more attractive:

The 43 female participants were asked to rate the attractiveness of [men] on a scale from one to 10.

The results showed that faces were considered the most attractive when covered by a medical mask. The participants also considered the faces they observed to be more attractive when wearing a cloth mask compared to not wearing one at all.

The study’s co-author Dr Michael Lewis said the research was undertaken to see if the pandemic had changed people’s feelings and attitudes towards face masks. A similar study conducted in Japan in 2016 found masks reduced a person’s attractiveness.

The current research shows the pandemic has changed our psychology in how we perceive the wearers of masks. When we see someone wearing a mask we no longer think ‘that person has a disease, I need to stay away’.

“This relates to evolutionary psychology and why we select the partners we do. Disease and evidence of disease can play a big role in mate selection – previously any cues to disease would be a big turn off. Now we can observe a shift in our psychology such that face masks are no longer acting as a contamination cue.”

You’d have to be an academic to believe that.

What it reveals is that official propaganda is warping fearful people’s minds.

Aaron
Aaron
January 22, 2022 5:15 pm

Qld: It comes as the state recorded 15,050 new Covid infections and 10 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The deaths included a woman in 40s, a person in 50s, six in their 80s and two in their 90s.

One of them was unvaccinated, six had two shots and three had boosters.

There are 884 in hospital, including 52 in intensive care. Eighteen require ventilators.

Queensland Chief Officer John Gerrard said the true number of Covid cases the state has had since welcoming interstate visitors could be four times the official number.

“In Queensland, since opening the domestic borders, we have confirmed cases of Covid numbering about a quarter of a million,” he told reporters on Saturday.

“The real number is substantially greater than that.

“It’s a very large number – it’s almost certainly greater than a million.

“We don’t know the true number, because not everybody’s getting tested, either because their symptoms are mild, they don’t recognise the symptoms, they don’t seek to be tested or they can’t get access to a test.”

Dr Gerrard added the probability of a vaccinated person ending up in hospital was “tiny”, but it was much greater for the unvaccinated.

As the figures prove…

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 22, 2022 5:22 pm

As the figures prove…

You have to really despise your audience to peddle this shit.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 5:25 pm

I’m ordering a copy of that book.

That is is thoroughly researched and documented but has been ignored is a good recommendation!

They hope that by doing so it will go away.

The Palestinian leadership has scored some big own goals over the decades but this is the biggest.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 5:26 pm

The results showed that faces were considered the most attractive when covered by a medical mask.

And health authorities announce that muff divers and rug munchers must wear face masks when munching.

Aaron
Aaron
January 22, 2022 5:30 pm

“As the figures prove”

To be fair, Dr I added the last line.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 5:31 pm

Dr Gerrard added the probability of a vaccinated person ending up in hospital was “tiny”, but it was much greater for the unvaccinated.

When he says “vaccinated” does he mean three shots?

Inquiring minds…

If only there were some in the Brisbane press corps.

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