Open Thread – Weekend 29 Jan 2022


The Death of Germanicus, Nicolas Poussin, 1627

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rosie
rosie
January 30, 2022 12:13 am

As long as each state controls vote management I doubt there will be any solution to voter fraud in the US.
One thing Australia does reasonably well.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

De Santis fixed the election problems in Florida. He fixed them (figuratively) overnight.
Anyone got a reason why the same method applied in other states, would not likewise fix the voting irregularities (figuratively) overnight?

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 30, 2022 12:16 am

So, the 30 EC votes in Florida can turn on 500 individual votes stuffed in a box in Upper Bumfuck West.
Remember Hanging Chad?

Corrupt electoral commissions and employees cause this kind of thing, not the voting systems themselves. Corrupt officials will work with whatever system they have to engineer the outcome they seek.

Florida elections these days are relatively clean and efficient.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

De Santis fixed = De Santis repaired problems with electoral rolls & tally rooms.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 12:17 am

Rosie

There is a solution to that., but it’s really playing brinkmanship with the Republic. If states don’t succumb to allowing their elections to be auditable and transparent then there should be a fight to have their electors ignored.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 30, 2022 12:18 am

The punters already know.

I think they suspect. There are a few smoking guns out there that would drive the point home quite wonderfully.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

There are a few smoking guns out there that would drive the point home quite wonderfully.

The more that can be exposed, the more de-certifying, etc, the better.

The result will be twofold, awareness among the genpop & a push for changes to procedures and for scrutiny/surveillance ensuring the identified irregularities do not happen again.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 12:24 am

Yes sanchez, fix = repair/correct.

The way to really harden up about fraud in federal elections at the state level would be not for Washington to cajole and threaten the recalcitrant states. It would be those states that have made the changes to be auditable and transparent tell those other states they will be pushing to have their tally ignored if they don’t sign up.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 30, 2022 12:30 am

The way to really harden up about fraud in federal elections at the state level would be not for Washington to cajole and threaten the recalcitrant states.

Right. If DC ran the show, the country would become a one party state. Democrats would never lose.

Rabz
January 30, 2022 12:34 am

Sincerely hoping that the Lenster doesn’t join the lemming like stampede from Spotify.

Hey, Dinobores, you’re just not that relevant any more. Most of your fans are, well how do we put this – “erstwhile*”.

“You say you can’t trust me,
have you tried,
you say you don’t love me,
that’s a lie,
there are so many, so many rainbows,
that we were to climb,
but baby, baby,
why can’t we survive,
we’ve got to get our heads untangled
and free our state of mind … ” 😕

*i.e. Dead. Sorry to harsh those vibes, man. 🙁

srr
srr
January 30, 2022 12:40 am

Dot says:
January 29, 2022 at 10:23 pm

Before anyone knew Neil Comrie was going to cut & run, I told an ex-copper he’d be replaced with a woman from outside Victoria.

Cor, the grief you get when you simply state the bleedin’ obvious to those committed to the ‘endarkening’.

In May 2000, Comrie considered resigning after facing political pressure from police minister Andre Haermeyer to appoint assistant commissioner Noel Ashby to the vacant position of deputy commissioner, over Comrie’s preferred candidate Peter Nancarrow.
In December, Comrie announced his retirement from Victoria Police, two years before the end of his contract.
Ashby and Nancarrow were considered, but a panel consisting of Premier Steve Bracks, Haermeyer and Lynne Kosky eventually unanimously selected Christine Nixon as his successor.

[wiki]

Bruce in WA
January 30, 2022 12:41 am

“Almost heaven, West Virginia”

Like my old mate’s version better:

“Almost had her, wet my finger”

Bruce in WA
January 30, 2022 12:50 am

Wipe the dribble from yer chin
Shake it loose and let it fall
Though we’ve had a bit to drink
It don’t hardly show at all

Come and lay down by me side
I’ll turn the lights off if you like
And while yer mum and dad’s inside
Help me poke it frough yer tights!

Bruce in WA
January 30, 2022 12:57 am

Goodnight all, obviously.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 30, 2022 1:18 am

Cor, the grief you get when you simply state the bleedin’ obvious to those committed to the ‘endarkening’.

I somehow doubt the reaction you received had anything to do with stating ‘the bleedin obvious,’ Mrs Faulty…

srr
srr
January 30, 2022 1:27 am

rosie says:
January 30, 2022 at 12:09 am
before indolent gets a chance to post it, at new York post

“There are unconfirmed reports LaMay died due to COVID-19 complications. KHQ is working to verify that information.”

“His Facebook page was deleted last week when he fell ill with COVID-19 and was put on a ventilator.”

So, ‘rosie/notafan of the truth’, is again cackling over the death of someone who refused to goose-step in line with the UN Agenda/what she sells.

‘Of’ or ‘With’ Covid aside, we don’t know the details of his illness let alone his treatment but we’re told he was put on a ventilator, something that’s now long been know to be a hurry along to death.
In other words, a “complication” “due to” Covid.
Patients not being allowed to have any of the variety of other, safe treatments, with near 100% success rates, could be considered another “complication” “due to” Covid.

Yeah but silly little details like that, or even having the cause of death confirmed, mean diddly squat to rosie/notafan of the truth. All that matters to her is making jokes out of people who refuse to bend the knee to the UN.

srr
srr
January 30, 2022 1:46 am

TommyRobinson1
@TommyRobinson1
·
Jan 16
Canadian health officials forced to admit that they secretly accessed the cellphone location data of 87% of Canadians to monitor their movement during the plandemic!
https://gettr.com/post/pogo7kf0c0

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 1:49 am

I must admit it seems quite unChristian to gloat over another’s demise through illness.

srr
srr
January 30, 2022 1:50 am
srr
srr
January 30, 2022 1:58 am

“Ragu says:
January 30, 2022 at 1:38 am
Insomnia.

Just watching Dr McCullough with Bret Weinstein and he sez the eleven thousand Myopericarditis in VAERS are 100% confirmed by the patient physician and CDC operative.”

Gabor
Gabor
January 30, 2022 2:11 am

Rex Anger says:
January 29, 2022 at 8:34 pm

Flooding cut the Trans-Australia line between Port Augusta and Tarcoola last week. And it took out part of the Stuart Highway, too. Eyre Highway is open for the time being.

Comservative estimate to rebuild the washaways and reopen the line was about 7-12 days. And that was assuming the access roads dried out enough to get the earthmoving equipment and ballast in.

Not familiar with the current state of the roads and rail, traveled to Perth via rail in the 90s, a long time ago.

My query is, is there not a way to avoid this by some drainage elevation of tracks and roadway or something, or is it cheaper to grin and bear the occasional flooding?

srr
srr
January 30, 2022 2:23 am

PeterSweden
@PeterSweden

16m
·
Nova Scotia in Canada has banned people from gathering along highways to support the truckers freedom convoy.

Isn’t this the kind of thing dictatorships do?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Peter Sweden, while doing great work getting information out, has serious form for over-egging the pudding.

He may be correct, or
It may be as simple as a bunch of people in pickup trucks got ticketed for parking & blocking traffic on overpasses the convoy was passing beneath.

Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 4:09 am
Zatara
Zatara
January 30, 2022 5:18 am

“Nova Scotia in Canada has banned people from gathering along highways to support the truckers freedom convoy.”

The actual situation isn’t quite as tyrannical as that phrasing makes out and seems a legitimate public safety precaution.

The problem is that it is extremely easy to block the single major highway between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (by intention or even inadvertently). It already happened once back in June during protests over pandemic border restrictions but fortunately in summer conditions. Recent and forecast nasty winter weather make such a situation downright dangerous. Local infrastructure/road net just can’t support that sort of thing as there are few alternative routes for emergency services, etc.

bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 6:03 am

rickw

Always liked the lines of the Aircobra.

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 6:29 am

Thanks for that article on “Manderley”, Dot. That was a great movie, had you in suspenders right to the end, even though you knew what the end would be. The score was used to great effect too. On my quip “bullets flying” last night – it was a reference to the way the murder was done in the middle of an argument.

Looking over those b&w stills, the new movie isn’t a patch on the old, regardless of being set on location in Monte and in a real house. I had forgotten how evil and debonaire the George Sanders character was.

On Cassie’s question about homosexuality, Rebecca batted for both teams. Suggested in the book “she wasn’t even normal”, again in the b&w film, but somehow ignored in the latest iteration.

Perhaps that’s all old hat now. Not shocking enough.

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 6:33 am

As it’s Sunday, and Tom’s work is done, here’s the latest Week in Pictures.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: NEIL OLD EDITION
Is this the week we got a clear sign that the Age of the Baby Boomer is over? Neil Young threw a fit, invoked his Baby Boomer Privilege Card, and demanded that Spotify cancel Joe Rogan, but instead Spotify borrowed from Lynyrd Skynyrd and said “we don’t need him around anyhow,” and promptly dropped Young. Heh. Now we get to needle Young, and see the self-inflicted damage done.

All very well having a go at Boomers, but at least some of us can work to a deadline. Seems WIP was running a bit late this week. 😀

bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 6:39 am

It’s not my fault that the party of FDR and JFK is turning into the party of LOL? and WTF????.

He’s a crude jerk sometimes but it maybe the only way to get the point accross to them.

Via: Twitchy

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 6:41 am

This one sums it up.

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 6:54 am

And…because the blog had an entire thread on this halfwittery.

bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 7:07 am

I meant the people who aren’t obsessed by prog-left politics, or politics at all really, and just want to get on with their lives, but they therefore have a certain naivety that makes them the targets of lefty agitprop.

Not just targets of lefty agitprop, Roger.

Tom
Tom
January 30, 2022 7:17 am

Thanks, Calli.

duncanm
duncanm
January 30, 2022 7:21 am

Gabor

My query is, is there not a way to avoid this by some drainage elevation of tracks and roadway or something, or is it cheaper to grin and bear the occasional flooding?

well yes/no.

You design for a (example) 1/100 year flood. Its all cost/benefit.

This is a pretty unusual rain event.

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 7:26 am

Wasn’t usurping your job, Tom.

Thought you’d rolled over and gone back to bed. Which is what most sensible people would do on a Sunday morning. Once I’m awake, I’m AWAKE.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 30, 2022 7:27 am

Haha, Doritos goes woke and the predictable happens.

New LGBT-supportive Doritos ad sparks controversy among Israelis (29 Jan)

The ad, put out in honor of “Family Day,” features one stereotypical family and several types of LGBT families. It praises all types of families, and calls it “bold” and “brave” to “be yourself.”

“Doritos, get the cheap politics out of the plate, or we’ll remove you,” one commenter said. “I am not going to buy any more Doritos until you stop engineering a gender-confused consciousness. Sheesh!”

Jerusalem’s Deputy Mayor Aryeh King has announced that he “is joining the boycott against the pervert encouragers.”

Shmulik Fein, another commenter, announced: “From now on, there won’t be any more Doritos in our home.”

You’d think these companies would have learned by now not to rub people’s faces in leftist goo. Be fun to see what the sales numbers are like in Israel, I suspect this ad has had exactly the opposite of the effect Doritos hope for.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 30, 2022 7:41 am

Miss Anthropistsays:
January 29, 2022 at 11:02 pm
Dot,
Chesterfield are a stronger cigarette.
We used to have proper cigarettes.
Craven A, Rothmans.

Often was sent to the corner store at around age 11 or 12, to buy a packet of Craven A for Dad.

rickw
rickw
January 30, 2022 7:44 am

rickw

Always liked the lines of the Aircobra.

If they had of installed the planned turbocharger it would have been kickass! Love that you can wind down the window and hang your elbow out!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 30, 2022 7:56 am

Kee-rikey.

Out yesterday and last night – catching up.

Dragon energy on the Cat yesterday. Big, Clifford the Big Red Dog size energy. Made my heart sing, it did.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 30, 2022 7:57 am

My Precious, they’re all the same Calli.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 30, 2022 7:58 am

I note that Branco put the Crimea in his Ukraine map.

Ah hahaha.

rickw
rickw
January 30, 2022 7:59 am

Shit plane but.

Not shit. Could mix it up with most other fighters below 15,000ft. Never got a planned turbocharger.

This is why the Russians loved them, most combat on the Eastern Front was below 15,000ft. The Aircobra could and did mix it up with the Me 109 and FW 190 and if you landed one of the 37mm cannon shells it was lights out for them.

Diogenes
Diogenes
January 30, 2022 8:06 am

You’d think these companies would have learned by now not to rub people’s faces in leftist goo

For the last few weeks the cheese aisles have been depleted, except for one brand – Cheers the brand formerly known as Coon

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
January 30, 2022 8:07 am

Google Maps live traffic for Ottawa is very interesting. The city centre is all dark red and a number of major roads are closed because they’re full of trucks. To their credit they’ve kept the main motorway Queensway/Hwy 417 open and unblocked.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
January 30, 2022 8:09 am

For the last few weeks the cheese aisles have been depleted, except for one brand – Cheers the brand formerly known as Coon

I’ve noticed they’ve started advertising heavily. Not going to help.

calli
calli
January 30, 2022 8:09 am

Ha! Another one of the kids gets covid, family of four. Triple “vaxxed”, Omicron, head cold, two days. Scrupulous mask wearers. That’s now two out of the three.

You can’t make this sh*t up.

I feel as if I’m living in a Python sketch.

bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 8:10 am

Until know I thought the Aircobra was only a very late entry into the war and that’s why it didn’t get the attention it deserved.

Always learning stuff.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 30, 2022 8:25 am

Gofuckme freezing accounts for causes of which they do not approve- isn’t that stealing?

custard
custard
January 30, 2022 8:28 am

Trump rally in TX this morning. Outsiders shortly. Now for some bacon and eggs ?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 30, 2022 8:28 am

When the latest Covid stats are released today see if they include the ages and mention co-morbidities or is it just the vaccination status of those who died.

Divide the running number of cases by the number of deaths and the average death per thousands of cases is insignificant. Especially if you look at age and co-morbidities.

If millions in VIC, NSW and Qld have had Covid it stands to reason people will die who have had it in past 30 days.

However whatever you do don’t ask how many died purely of Covid as they don’t want you to know.

Everything is geared towards the fear campaign to get you to take the next jab.

By the way has anybody asked Federal health minister just who does he expect to use up the 51 million Novovax jabs which were designed before Delta and which can’t be used as a booster.

rickw
rickw
January 30, 2022 8:32 am

Nearly 6” of rain in NE VIC last night. 8” of rain in Corowa.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 8:38 am

By the way has anybody asked Federal health minister just who does he expect to use up the 51 million Novovax jabs which were designed before Delta and which can’t be used as a booster.

Same as they do for all out of date vaccines:
wait til there’s some natural disaster in the Pacific Islands, send the Vaccines there.
The natives standing in line for food and water get a jab.
Some of the highest Vaccination rates ever seen out in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 8:38 am

Custard

After the eggs and bacon, can you come back and carefully explain what those unprecedented turn of events are that would put Trump back in the White House before Nov 24? Don’t rush, juice some oranges as that goes well with bacon and eggs and come back in your own time. You delusional buffoon.

shatterzzz
January 30, 2022 8:39 am

Chesterfield are a stronger cigarette.
We used to have proper cigarettes.
Craven A, Rothmans.

Don’t know about Oz but back in 1950s/mid 60s England the popularity of brand depended on where you lived .. the various manufacturers/distributors targeted specific brands into specific demographs .. Popular brands available down South were rarely available in County Durham. .. Here, the most popular & best seller, tipped, brand was EMBASSY far outsold the regulars, except for WOODBINE the nation’s favourite drag, Senior Service, Players, Capstan ect. .. The exotics, Craven A, Dunhill, Benson & Hedges ect & O/S brands (Camel, Lucky Strike, Marlboro ect) were all available but, mainly, stocked by specialist tobacconists rather than the corner store (we didn’t have supermarkets or TV for advertising back then .. slightly behind the times was GeordieLand .. LOL!)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 30, 2022 8:44 am

Last day in Mongyang today, prior to flying out to the NT, where Chief Appeaser Michael Gunner has just introduced an outdoor mask mandate.

In February. In the Top End. Destined for failure.

Rang a mate last night about it. His words were ‘nobody, and I mean nobody, gives a fuck about this any more.’

Then he said it was all just empty posturing for appearances’ sake, at which point I referred to him as Captain Obvious, which in turn resulted in 30 minutes of us putting shit on each other about various incidents over the past 15 years.

Good times.

Bons
Bons
January 30, 2022 8:45 am

A women’s tennis final with no names ending in ‘vic’.

custard
custard
January 30, 2022 8:46 am

JC

You can request whatever you want.

You’ve proven yourself to be just an anonymous troll and a particularly nasty one at that.

Now G an FY!

min
min
January 30, 2022 8:46 am

Just had an experience with vic health system . I suffered severe abdominal pain early a.m. Thursday so looked up Dr Google concluded after symptom check that it was something I had eaten so Panadol and heat pad which eventually let me get to sleep . Symptoms still there in morning so checked with doctor son on holiday . He said gastritis , gallstone or appendix go to my doctor . Tried to book in but no appointments so went ahead and drove friend to day medical procedure at 8.30 . As pain was getting worse decided to walk in to clinic and ask to see any doctor available. I must have looked ill as they put me in treatment room and a doctor came to see me . After questioning and feeling abdomen said gastritis , gall bladder or appendicitis so needed ultra sound, cat scan to establish condition . She ordered blood tests and ECG done there then tried to book into the local imaging clinics in area . No luck so decided to send me to Epworth emergency . 30 minutes clinic after trying to get ambulance service to answer so rang granddaughter doctor on day off to take me . Covid testing in what seemed to be a garage next to hospital first and then granddaughter had to leave me at entrance after handing over letter from doctor. No one allowed in with patient anyway soon triaged and connected to tubes , cannula etc saw emergency doctor still no diagnose problem but she called in surgeon. Two shots of morphine still no pain relief ,more blood teste another ECG ulta sound and cat scan then saw surgeon late afternoon who arrived whilst I was on phone with son so we had a three way conversation . A blockage in bile duct no other symptoms everything else fine. Finally at 2.45am was taken to ward by this time with heat pads and Panadol pain was easing.Saw physician in morning who was still feeling tender spots all over abdomen . By mid afternoon heaps better so surgeon after discussion with my son , sent me home with his mobile number . Most unusual I believe , anyway once in hospital could not fault nursing care only the long wait to get a bed .
Had the extra hassle of organising to get friend home from day clinic as they didn’t want him going home in taxi however he was able to do this himself . Then clinic rang me to find out why I hadn’t paid the bill before I left however left hospital with no bill not even asked for Medicare or private health details but finally figured doctor had put them in letter . I heard you are charged $300 to walk into Epworth Emergency. It will be interesting to see the bill . Stomach still tender and I feel exhausted however Barty’s amazing performance last night was the best medicine who could believe a comeback from a five to one game . ?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 30, 2022 8:47 am

Nieces are up and about. Apparently I am taking them to Officeworks, prepping for school this week.

Busy busy busy.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 8:47 am

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: NEIL OLD EDITION
Is this the week we got a clear sign that the Age of the Baby Boomer is over?

It’s like the half man Joe Rogan shot a bolt through his father’s heart whilst on the privvy.

“Joseph! Put down the crossbow!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE2mpse6O1c

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 8:48 am

rickw says:
January 30, 2022 at 8:32 am
Nearly 6” of rain in NE VIC last night. 8” of rain in Corowa.

And they’ve kept the Hume Weir at 99% capacity.
Farmers are demanding they release water so they are not flooded all next year, but what would farmers know?

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 8:49 am

Pall Mall are rather ordinary. I have a jailbird friend who smokes them. Because he’s poor.

That Tatiana last night was good, but I still can’t believe it was $40.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 8:51 am

Albury has had over 300mm or 12 inches of rain for January.

areff
areff
January 30, 2022 8:52 am

I feel as if I’m living in a Python sketch.

Always look on the bright side of life, Calli. Our betters only want us to be happy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 30, 2022 8:52 am

Ah. Just checked.

Outdoor masks are said to be required ‘only where you cannot socially distance’.

Yeah righto. Required nowhere then. The other question, given that the local jacks are 100% tied up sweeping pisswrecks into various shelters and have zero interest (not that they ever did) in covid enforcement, is:

‘Or what?’

shatterzzz
January 30, 2022 8:57 am

For those argue-ing for or against the BAT FLU fiasco try to remember there is far greater suffering out there .. there are folk like me .. Western Sydney Wanders fanatics! devotees of a lost cause, suffering in, near silent, anguish the aches and mental anxiety far, far more debilitating than mere BAT FLU symptoms ……….!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 30, 2022 9:03 am

Uh oh, the threats by musicians about Spotify due to Rogan is getting serious.

James Blunt has threatened that if Spotify don’t remove Rogan he will upload more music to the platform.

Saw his post retweeted at Tim Pool.

Blunt, an ex Army Captain, has a reputation for being quite witty on social media.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 30, 2022 9:08 am

minsays:
January 30, 2022 at 8:46 am
Just had an experience with vic health system . I suffered severe abdominal pain early a.m. Thursday so looked up Dr Google concluded after symptom check that it was something I had eaten so Panadol and heat pad which eventually let me get to sleep . Symptoms still there in morning so checked with doctor son on holiday . He said gastritis , gallstone or appendix go to my doctor . Tried to book in but no appointments so went ahead and drove friend to day medical procedure at 8.30 . As pain was getting worse decided to walk in to clinic and ask to see any doctor available. I must have looked ill as they put me in treatment room and a doctor came to see me . After questioning and feeling abdomen said gastritis , gall bladder or appendicitis so needed ultra sound, cat scan to establish condition . She ordered blood tests and ECG done there then tried to book into the local imaging clinics in area . No luck so decided to send me to Epworth emergency . 30 minutes clinic after trying to get ambulance service to answer so rang granddaughter doctor on day off to take me . Covid testing in what seemed to be a garage next to hospital first and then granddaughter had to leave me at entrance after handing over letter from doctor. No one allowed in with patient anyway soon triaged and connected to tubes , cannula etc saw emergency doctor still no diagnose problem but she called in surgeon. Two shots of morphine still no pain relief ,more blood teste another ECG ulta sound and cat scan then saw surgeon late afternoon who arrived whilst I was on phone with son so we had a three way conversation . A blockage in bile duct no other symptoms everything else fine. Finally at 2.45am was taken to ward by this time with heat pads and Panadol pain was easing.Saw physician in morning who was still feeling tender spots all over abdomen . By mid afternoon heaps better so surgeon after discussion with my son , sent me home with his mobile number . Most unusual I believe , anyway once in hospital could not fault nursing care only the long wait to get a bed .
Had the extra hassle of organising to get friend home from day clinic as they didn’t want him going home in taxi however he was able to do this himself . Then clinic rang me to find out why I hadn’t paid the bill before I left however left hospital with no bill not even asked for Medicare or private health details but finally figured doctor had put them in letter . I heard you are charged $300 to walk into Epworth Emergency. It will be interesting to see the bill . Stomach still tender and I feel exhausted however Barty’s amazing performance last night was the best medicine who could believe a comeback from a five to one game . ?

The trick is min, is always go to ER. Hold the sore area, stagger a bit, then fall down. Have trouble getting up. If that doesn’t work I don’t know what will, but has worked for me a couple of times. None of this waiting around with all the sick people.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 30, 2022 9:17 am

Barty’s amazing performance last night was the best medicine who could believe a comeback from a five to one game . ?

I was hoping the American chick would win.
Barty’s comeback was like the America’s Cup win in 1983.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 30, 2022 9:18 am

The trick is min, is always go to ER. Hold the sore area, stagger a bit, then fall down. Have trouble getting up. If that doesn’t work I don’t know what will, but has worked for me a couple of times. None of this waiting around with all the sick people.

When asked what the pain is like on a scale of 1 to 10, the magic number is 7.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 9:24 am

I heard you are charged $300 to walk into Epworth Emergency.

Yes.
The Epworth bills will keep appearing in the mailbox for the next month.
The emergency and specialist bills.
The ward and specialist bills.
The scans will each generate a separate bill.

Pain in the wallet.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 9:27 am

“I feel as if I’m living in a Python sketch.”

We all are.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 9:27 am

the magic number is 7

spraying an arterial bleed around emergency also works, sometimes.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 9:30 am

“Of course it does.
Study it.
Learn from it.
Try to prevent it happening again.
But if Donald runs in 2024 bitching about The Big Steal he will lose bigly.
And really lose (not just stuffed ballot boxes).
Firstly, it will come across as being all about him.
Secondly, it projects as being about the past with no vision for the future.
These are the sort of attitudes which cost Hillary in 2016.”

I think you’ve said it best Sancho. I guess this is why I don’t want Donald running again. The US will need someone who is not embittered and who can focus on the future. The Donald has done his work, like Ethan he needs to ride off into the sunset.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 9:31 am

“I was hoping the American chick would win.”

Why?

Barty’s comeback was like the America’s Cup win in 1983.

I fail to see the comparison.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 9:32 am

Does Sean Hannity still predict “Big Things” and say “Tick Tock” every day?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 9:32 am

Eyrie says:
January 30, 2022 at 9:17 am
Barty’s amazing performance last night was the best medicine who could believe a comeback from a five to one game . ?

I was hoping the American chick would win.
Barty’s comeback was like the America’s Cup win in 1983.

I’m not going anywhere near the unveiling of the secret weapon angle.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 9:34 am

Barty’s comeback was like the America’s Cup win in 1983.

Not really.
Games going against serve is about three times more prevalent in ladeees tennis as it is in gentlemen’s tennis.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 30, 2022 9:36 am

You may have been too young to remember it , Cassie.

P
P
January 30, 2022 9:36 am

Let’s all support our Aussie truckies

https://twitter.com/CraigKellyMP/status/1487533307630059520

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 30, 2022 9:37 am

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:

You may have flicked more pages & pictures than you first realised TE.

Bettina Arndt’s column was in Penthouse magazine.

(Blushes deeply.) Yes, I did get that one too.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 30, 2022 9:37 am
rickw
rickw
January 30, 2022 9:39 am

Albury has had over 300mm or 12 inches of rain for January.

I drove to Wodonga yesterday on the Murray Valley Highway. Green almost the whole way. Incredible amounts of rain given the time of year.

min
min
January 30, 2022 9:39 am

Barty works out what shots are needed to win and then delivers

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 9:46 am

I feel as if I’m living in a Python sketch.

lifes a piece of shit, when you look at it

bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 9:51 am

You may have been too young to remember it , Cassie.

Lol!

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 9:52 am

There is more to Christianity than just making a point of going to Church services.
I could quote some ghastly people that make a show of attending
services.
But I won’t.
Christians should be charitable.
And modest.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 9:52 am

If you want more entertaining tennis, take away the second serve.
It came from an era of poor quality balls and racquets. The sweet spot on an old racquet was little more than the size of the ball, now it’s most of the head.
I dropped tennis for many years and then was invited for a hit with the latest racquets. I found it very hard to miss with a first serve. The spin I could get on a second serve was unreal.

MatrixTransform
January 30, 2022 9:52 am

We all are.

I’m not

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 30, 2022 9:54 am

Interesting column at the Australian by an anonymous entertainer about the boycott of Sydney Arts festival.

Does not get much sympathy from the comments.

Well done Kate Noonan.

amortiser
amortiser
January 30, 2022 9:57 am

When asked what the pain is like on a scale of 1 to 10, the magic number is 7.

Years ago I went to the hospital for severe abdominal pain from a kidney stone. When those things start moving the pain is excruciating. It is likened to women experiencing labour pains only worse. With kidney stones you don’t put your hand up for seconds.

I was asked by a nurse what was the level of pain on the scale of 1 to 10. I didn’t have a sucking chest wound so I said 9. He gave me 2 Panadol and asked me to wait. A little less than the pethadine I expected.

P
P
January 30, 2022 10:00 am

Christians should be charitable.

The Second Reading at Mass today:
1 Corinthians 12:31 -13:13

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 10:00 am

Games going against serve is about three times more prevalent in ladeees tennis as it is in gentlemen’s tennis.

yeah, that aspect certainly makes Women’s Tennis more interesting.
Is it a psychological weakness that women have, that they can’t close it out?
In the men’s game, the guy at 1-5 would probably let game 7 go if he was receiving and start 0-0 on serve in the next Set.

Rabz
January 30, 2022 10:02 am

Did anyone else hear that foul syphilitic ol’ geriatric Biden rabbiting on about people going to McDonald’s, before completely forgetting what the hell he was going on about in the first place?

Inspirational stuff.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 10:03 am

Christians should be charitable.

Yeah, to nice people that mean no harm.
At the time Corinthians was written, that didn’t need to be spelt out, but it does now.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
January 30, 2022 10:04 am

If you want more entertaining tennis, take away the second serve.

Sponsored by continental Europeans with names that sound like cheap vodkas. The service returners would rule the world.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 10:05 am

Farmer Gezsays:

January 30, 2022 at 9:52 am

If you want more entertaining tennis, take away the second serve.

Nup.
Equal prize money for wheelie tennis will fix everything.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 10:07 am

Two points for a winner off a volley.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 10:07 am

“MatrixTransformsays:
January 30, 2022 at 9:52 am
We all are.

I’m not”

Lucky you.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:07 am

custard says:
January 30, 2022 at 8:46 am
JC

You can request whatever you want.

You’ve proven yourself to be just an anonymous troll and a particularly nasty one at that.

Now G an FY!

I’m on your side, custard. Let’s accept that and move on. I want to learn from you. No, not about getting the best kitchen in a caravan. I want to learn what are those unprecedented events that would allow the Trumpster to walk back into the White House before the next election.

You’re going to be Prime Minister one day custard as a result of an unprecedented turn of events. I can feel it. You’re that good.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:10 am

Games going against serve is about three times more prevalent in ladeees tennis as it is in gentlemen’s tennis.

It’s similar to the reason I like gals boxing. There’s often a decent KO.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 10:10 am

Actually JC, you can G&GFYFC!
🙁

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 10:11 am

It’s similar to the reason I like gals boxing. There’s often a decent KO.

That’s symptomatic of poor defence.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 10:11 am

I really enjoyed watching last night’s match. Ash’s comeback was fantastic.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:12 am

Nup.
Equal prize money for wheelie tennis will fix everything.

It’s like AOTY automatically turns winners into immediate imbeciles.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 10:13 am

You know what was nice about Ash winning last night, she was so gracious, she didn’t politicise anything.

She’s a lovely young woman. All class.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 30, 2022 10:14 am

Women’s tennis is no worse than men’s tennis. That tells you all that you need to know about the game. There is a reason most suburban clubs are full of boomers/geriatrics.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 30, 2022 10:14 am

Flood damage to Trans-Australian Railway could mean delays of more than two weeks
Adam Poulsen
Countryman
Fri, 28 January 2022 5:55PM

Supermarkets are urging WA shoppers not to resort to panic buying as major flooding of the rail line between Adelaide and Perth continues to disrupt freight services into the State — potentially for another 17 days.

Large sections of the Trans-Australian Railway which connects the eastern states to Perth have been inundated by heavy rain waters in South Australia, with some calling it a “once-in-300-year” weather event.

Over 400km of the 2688km long railway line have reportedly been damaged by the flood waters.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation on Friday said works had begun to repair the line but it may not be operational again for up to 17 days.

ARTC spokesman Anthony Meere told The West Australian the delays affected everything from canned food to steel products.

“It’s a range of different products that are affected in terms of freight supply that goes out to the west,” he said.

“The types of industries and products vary… from general retail, through to hardware, general goods, including for example white goods, canned food products and also steel products.”

A spokesperson for Woolworths said the company had “good stock levels in our stores and WA distribution centre heading into the weekend”.

“We’re also working closely with our key transport and logistics partners on alternative freight options,” the spokesperson said.

“As always, we ask customers to be mindful of others in the community and buy only what they need.”

Coles echoed the same message, with a spokesperson confirming freight disruptions were impacting the delivery of “important products” from the east coast.

“We ask that (our customers) only purchase what they need,” the spokesperson said.

“This is going to be a challenging time for our customers and team members as we anticipate delays to transport deliveries, which will temporarily impact the availability of products in our stores.

“We are continuing to review our stock levels and are working hard with our suppliers, transport partners and government to get products through the network as quickly as possible.”

The spokesperson said more than 80 per cent of fruit and veg sold in Coles’ WA supermarkets was sourced from WA.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 10:14 am

It’s like AOTY automatically turns winners into immediate imbeciles.

I reckon someone has a script prepped for them.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:15 am

Actually JC, you can G&GFYFC!
?

Oh, I finally clicked. I thought it was some variation of LGBTQ. Now I figured he’s telling me to go fuck myself. How rude.

MatrixTransform
January 30, 2022 10:17 am

Lucky you.

you may have missed the joke

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 10:18 am

It’s similar to the reason I like gals boxing. There’s often a decent KO.

Good point.
But it raises the age old question:
Is it okay to hit a woman yet?

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 10:19 am

Compare Ash Barty to Grace Tame.

One is a superb athlete, a classy, gracious and well spoken young woman who is a proud Australian.

The other is a weasel who’s shtick is “look at me”….”look at me”.

MatrixTransform
January 30, 2022 10:21 am
bespoke
bespoke
January 30, 2022 10:21 am

Christians should be charitable.
And modest.

It doesn’t need be cloaked in ‘empathy’ just plain old survival instant will do.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 30, 2022 10:22 am

Good point.
But it raises the age old question:
Is it okay to hit a woman yet?

I’ve heard that equal rights also means equal lefts…?

Also, what if you identify as a woman?
Or the woman identifies as a man?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 10:23 am

The Beer whisperer says:
January 30, 2022 at 10:04 am
If you want more entertaining tennis, take away the second serve.
Sponsored by continental Europeans with names that sound like cheap vodkas. The service returners would rule the world.

That’s the surface not a serve.
Give them one serve and watch the skill level in one serve improve.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 10:30 am

The other is a weasel who’s shtick is “look at me”….”look at me”.

Let’s be fair to young Grace.
Yeah, she led some dopey chalkie up the garden path into a jail cell, and he’s likely not the only person to regret ever meeting her, but she more than met her match in Smirkin’ Scotty Morrison.
Is there any level to which this low life alleged Prime Minister won’t stoop to?

A real P.M., say Toothy Albanese or Tony Abbott, woulda give Grace Natasha Stott-Despoja’s job for life as Ambassador To Young Women.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 10:31 am

Large sections of the Trans-Australian Railway which connects the eastern states to Perth have been inundated by heavy rain waters in South Australia, with some calling it a “once-in-300-year” weather event.

I reckon that is the 5th “once-in-300-year” weather event since Australia won the America’s Cup

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
January 30, 2022 10:32 am
132andBush
132andBush
January 30, 2022 10:32 am

More entertaining tennis?

Exploding balls and randomised time fuses.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 10:34 am

No trains to/from the west.
Are trucks getting through?

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 30, 2022 10:34 am

More entertaining tennis?

Exploding balls and randomised time fuses.

Grenade tennis!! 😀

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:35 am

I’m not convinced ignoring 2020 is a winner.

No, you don’t, I agree. You don’t ignore it, but you also just don’t make it about grievance. You bring attention to the possible cheating because the system is wide open to allow it and you tell the folks you’re running to fix it once and for all.

That has to the number issue to run on, but you don’t run to make it a grievance election.

I don’t think that while 2022 will be a decent GOP year, 24 may not be automatically a good GOP presidential election one. It all depends who the Demonrats put up. One their side, the billionaire dude who owns the Texan basketball team could be a goer. People shouldn’t think the Demons are going to lay down and take a beating.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 10:39 am

Name the fast first serve ace specialists that stick in the memory?
……..more time needed?
I bet you can name a dozen fast bowlers in cricket.
A free whack in a first serve is not essential for a great game or to be a great player.

rickw
rickw
January 30, 2022 10:40 am

Flood damage to Trans-Australian Railway

LGBTQI community outraged?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 10:41 am

rickw has the post of the day, week and month.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 10:42 am

All Parliaments should have a mongoose or two just to cull the snakes.

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 10:44 am

Gez

True but over the longer term the odds would tend to even out and make it more difficult for a one hit wonder to become a champ. I vaguely recall that the game went to way about 20 years ago where there were young up and coming dudes with heavy serves and no come back. None made it to the top.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 10:45 am

Outsiders showed Sharma and Wilson congratulating each other about new subsidised solar on the roof of the Double Pay Sailing Club.
Wentworth voters. Your rep cuts through to the important stuff.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 30, 2022 10:46 am

Now we just need a truck blockade to WA.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 10:50 am

The crisis crap has peaked as the Weather Channel reckons that more heavy rain in Central Australia would be bad.
It’s a desert you twerps, rain is always welcome and any problems caused by it are massively outweighed by the benefits.
Covid precipitation.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 10:52 am

Back home from holidays and 40mm on the garden while we were away.
The horror!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 10:54 am

Grenade tennis!! ?

Topless tennis.
Serena would never have won a match.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 10:54 am

Name the fast first serve ace specialists that stick in the memory?
……..more time needed?

The guy that won Wimbledon in 1948 from 0-5 + 2 Sets down, had a 100 MPH serve, later moved to Peru.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 10:54 am

“Wentworth voters. Your rep cuts through to the important stuff.”

I live in Wentworth and I’m very critical of Sharma but he does cut through on some other important issues like the BDS boycott which is just pure Jew hatred.

Sharma won’t be my number one…the Lib Dem candidate will be. However I don’t want Simon Holmes a Court’s shallow protege Allegra Spender becoming my federal member.

And interesting how Holmes a Court was allegedly financing far-left progressive environmental activist Michael Staindl’s campaign to kick Josh Frydenberg out of Parliament on the grounds the Frydenberg was a dual citizen. Charming stuff.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 30, 2022 10:57 am

Topless tennis.
Serena would never have won a match

Anna Kournikova would have won everything.

sfw
sfw
January 30, 2022 11:01 am

Rickw, where was the 8″? We’ve had 12″+ this month but nothing last night (Kiewa Valley).

custard
custard
January 30, 2022 11:03 am

When people resort to abuse it’s because they are all out of argument.

Imagine a lowly caravan salesman living rent free in a Wall Street guru’s head rent free.

The feeling of greatness!

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 11:03 am
local oaf
January 30, 2022 11:04 am

Farmer Gez says:
January 30, 2022 at 10:39 am

Name the fast first serve ace specialists that stick in the memory?
……..more time needed?

The game’s top players were terrified of the 40 year old Rosewall whose serves barely got over the net.

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
January 30, 2022 11:06 am

You ought to be arrested and jailed for even thinking you could enter parliament. You have to brains of a retarded mongoose you mentally impaired doofus.

Bloody hell, woke up on the wrong side of the cask bladder again?
I pity the hired help, weekends must be shit at your place.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 11:07 am

Big first serves take a toll on the server.
It’s like trying to hit every ball for 6 in Cricket, you’ll be Gassed by the end of the over.

sfw
sfw
January 30, 2022 11:12 am

In the late 70’s I worked extensively in the NT and SA and Western Qld. It was amazingly wet, roads and rail lines cut for days, sometimes weeks. Everyone up there loved it. The only exception being those who would come to a flooded stretch of road. many of the roads then were so extensively graded they were a bit lower than the surrounding country but rock hard under the water. The tourists would see a long section of flooded road and observe that the surrounding land looked dry. They would conclude that it would be safer to drive off the road and go around the flooded section on what looked to be dry land. Well the sides were drenched and wouldn’t take far for the car to be bogged to the axles and usually abandoned. If you drove those roads back then you would often see cars abandoned, it was the rain that did it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 11:20 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:

January 30, 2022 at 10:11 am

I really enjoyed watching last night’s match. Ash’s comeback was fantastic.

Yes.
Particularly when she tacked for the line on the second downwind leg.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:24 am

More entertaining tennis?

A shipping container. A cyclist. A tennis player.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:24 am

The first I heard of Neil Young was when he did an album with Pearl Jam.
I thought some of that was pretty cool.
Listened to his other stuff & couldn’t get into it.
But that led me to Tom Petty who I think is very cool.
A real hippy.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 11:24 am

dover0beachsays:

January 30, 2022 at 10:26 am

I’m not convinced ignoring 2020 is a winner. 

Who is advancing that argument?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:25 am

Tennis…as bad as test cricket.
A cure for insomnia.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 11:25 am

Doing some reading on Rogan/Young at Steve Sailer.
Rogan definitely isn’t an AntiVaxxer, all he did was interview Robert Malone, who most definitely is not an AntiVaxxer either.
On the other hand, Neil Young ended up quite wealthy, never got ripped off by Music Industry gangsters like most of the others did.
And guess what?
Neil’s old man worked for the CIA for decades in Canada!

Gab
Gab
January 30, 2022 11:26 am

Neil Young is kidding himself. He’s old.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:27 am

I need violence or the threat of violence in my sport.

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 11:27 am

But that led me to Tom Petty who I think is very cool.
A real hippy.

Tom Petty took guitar lessons from Duane Allman (now there was a real hippy).

Not many people know that.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:28 am

Thanks Roger.
Shall YouTube his work.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:29 am

Outsiders showed Sharma and Wilson congratulating each other about new subsidised solar on the roof of the Double Pay Sailing Club.

So Johnny Son of Migrants Machinist and Sally Single Mother Macca’s Server pay taxes to fund rich douchebags’ solar panels.

Great country we have, it’s totally fucked.

The Liberals are out of touch but the Ray! Hadley! idiots can’t physically vote for anyone else. Because the obese, rabid, invidious, foaming at the mouth shut in guru said so.

Great country!

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:29 am

Listening to a Glenn Greenwald Callin.
“Joe Rogan has fuck you money”.
Outstanding.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 30, 2022 11:30 am

Now Tim Wilson is off the Financial Services committee his credits column will now dry up.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 11:30 am

Sam Groth.
Fastest recorded serve :- 263 kmh.
Highest ranking achieved :- #53.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 30, 2022 11:31 am

Don’t like summer rain? Come to Perth. Stops raining in October and starts again in May. May get a bit hot at times and gardening is tough (really just making sure the reticulation hasn’t shat itself).

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:31 am

Rogan should get Doug Stanhope to come in with a mandolin and they sing Old Man together with Graeme Hancock, Jordan Petersen and Alex Jones.

HPSR & J.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:33 am

Neil’s old man worked for the CIA for decades in Canada!

Sounds like a Lizard person conspiracy Ed. America could smoke Canada in about a day or two.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 30, 2022 11:33 am

Sam Groth.

Now reduced to getting by with a permanent Woody.

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 11:36 am

Thanks Roger.
Shall YouTube his work.

The Allman Brothers (Live) At Fillmore East is the classic album, Bern.

Pogria
Pogria
January 30, 2022 11:37 am

Chlamydia Ford is starting her run for AOTY early.

cohenite
January 30, 2022 11:38 am

Look at this POS, lia thomas, the freak who declared himself a female and is on his way to breaking every female swimming record. He takes no sex hormone drugs, just wears lippie and has grown his hair; he struts around the female dressing room with his balls jiggling stating he likes women and nothing is done about. When a society allows perverts and creeps to set social values it’s fucked:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10445679/Lia-Thomas-UPenn-teammate-says-trans-swimmer-doesnt-cover-genitals-locker-room.html

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:39 am

Teste enhanced labia.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 11:40 am

Ahh. The 70’s.
I remember I was on leave sitting at a medium high table on my parents highish verandah having a beer and a sandwich for lunch.
The late Royal Highness Phil the Greek was driven past.
He waved to me.
I waved back.
I would have worn a shirt if I knew that was going to happen.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:41 am

No doubt you were the butt of a fine quip, comparable to those eternally drunk Scotsmen, jog on!

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 11:42 am

Cohenite,
You have given me a cunning plan to win a lady Masters Surf Race.
My hair is getting long.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 30, 2022 11:43 am

Novak Djokovic
Wins: 0
Ranking: 1
Born: 1987-05-22 (Age 34)

Sam Groth
Wins: 0
Ranking: 247
Born: 1987-10-19 (Age 34)

Groth had plenty to say about Djoker.
He never played Novak as far as I can find.

Dot
Dot
January 30, 2022 11:44 am

Thanks for linking to Law Girl.

Pogria
Pogria
January 30, 2022 11:44 am

Kneel Youngs’ stand against Rogan isn’t turning him into the hero he thinks he is.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 30, 2022 11:52 am

he struts around the female dressing room with his balls jiggling stating he likes women

Sporting an untimely erection as proof, perhaps?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 30, 2022 11:52 am

sfwsays:
January 30, 2022 at 11:12 am

These are not unusual events, not annual but they do happen every few years. Especially in January. I have seen, had to divert trips and been stranded by a few in Queensland and the central west of NSW. North Queensland when I moved up years ago used to get them every few wet seasons where the Bruce Hwy or Flinders Hwy both sides of divide or both hwy’s would be cut, for a few weeks sometimes in heavier events. The other night we got 300m of rain in a very short period when the monsoon trough pushed south of us, if it had penetrated inland which it didn’t would have been a few days of cuts to the Bruce hwy, as it was Bowen went under in places. What gets me is supermarket chains always cry poor but seem to have no contingency for.

How long does it take a freighter to get from Melbourne to Perth? That’s the usual fix when the Tropical North is cut off for a spell and even non perishables run out. Barge loaded in Brisbane and sent up the coast.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 30, 2022 11:53 am

I’m watching Tropical Gourmet New Caledonia on efnick tv food channel.
I love New Caledonia..
I wonder what the rules are for going there now?

Bar Beach Swimmer
January 30, 2022 11:53 am

But if Donald runs in 2024 bitching about The Big Steal he will lose bigly.
And really lose (not just stuffed ballot boxes).
Firstly, it will come across as being all about him.
Secondly, it projects as being about the past with no vision for the future.
These are the sort of attitudes which cost Hillary in 2016.”

At the moment the Dems have nothing to write home about. In fact by now every normal person in the country must have noticed the Dementia Don in the WH. How he got there remains a pertinent question. The old adage “If you don’t learn from history you will be compelled to repeat it” hangs in the air. On top of that, the Dems induced Pandemic has taken so much from ordinary people that millions of Americans want to know how and why it was able to happen.

If Trump runs he has every right to question what happened in 2020 – yes, he doesn’t have to make the entire message about him – but by speaking about 2020 he can focus on what happened to the country; and so much of a campaign is about the previous incumbent and his/her policies and approaches.

If Trump runs again and wins he may just be able to clear out the deep state, which sets up a possible two-termer following him – DeSantis is young enough to hang around as Governor of Florida for another term before he mounts his assault in 2028.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
January 30, 2022 11:55 am

Anna Kournikova would have won everything.

Nothing will ever top seeing her up close on a practice court hitting up with Martina Hingis in what was certainly not tennis attire, being skimpy shorts and tiny top and shoes.

It was like the scene from Hot Shots where upon saying “the drinks are on me”, people materialise from everywhere including abseiling through the windows.

There were men drooling through the fence on every side, men half way up the fences, on the neighbouring roofs, up trees like there was a monkey infestation, and puddles of drool everywhere. There was no vantage point unused, and on fences blokes were ten deep.

Meanwhile, some players named Lindsay Davenport and Steffie Graf were hitting up on centre court with a solitary spectator.

White City certainly had it charms.

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 11:57 am

The likelihood that Russia is sitting on a wealth of compromising Ukraine-related material on Joe Biden and his family may come as a shock to media that pushed the Trump-Russia collusion narrative for four years. But the Biden-Russia kompromat story may be more than a political funhouse mirror. It may explain the president’s curious passivity toward Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline and why, almost as soon as Biden took office, Putin seized the opportunity to move more than 100,000 troops to Ukraine’s border…

If it seems hard to imagine Donald Trump walking into a hotel in Moscow and asking for the Obama suite, a scenario in which Hunter Biden demanded such lodgings doesn’t take much imagination at all.

What Does Vladimir Putin Have on Joe Biden?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 30, 2022 11:58 am

Here’s the Sailer thread, 208 comments so far:
https://www.unz.com/isteve/neil-young-vs-joe-rogen/#new_comments
Was there anyone who made it big in Rock/Folk/Country music in the 1960s who didn’t have a CIA/Tavistock Institute background?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 12:09 pm

From the week in pics.
So we also have testacleez.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 12:10 pm

I’m sure Diogakneez will have something to say about that.

dopey
dopey
January 30, 2022 12:10 pm

Roger. Don Felder said he taught Tom Petty guitar too.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 30, 2022 12:10 pm

A free whack in a first serve is not essential for a great game or to be a great player.

Indeed.
Barty’s second serve is proof of that.
Often unplayable.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 30, 2022 12:14 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

January 30, 2022 at 10:50 am

The crisis crap has peaked as the Weather Channel reckons that more heavy rain in Central Australia would be bad.

How is the Great Artesian Basin replenished?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 30, 2022 12:16 pm

How is the Great Artesian Basin replenished?

Truck stops.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 30, 2022 12:16 pm

In Where Have All The Taxidrivers Gone news:

What a Russian invasion of Ukraine would mean for the rest of the world

Experts fear it could usher in a new era of uncertainty in eastern Europe, disrupt supply chains and the global economy, and force a shift in geopolitical influence that damages the credibility of the West.

Deep. Rare insight.
Hard to beat a good Expert.

Cassie of Sydney
January 30, 2022 12:17 pm

“Look at this POS, lia thomas, the freak who declared himself a female and is on his way to breaking every female swimming record. He takes no sex hormone drugs, just wears lippie and has grown his hair; he struts around the female dressing room with his balls jiggling stating he likes women and nothing is done about. When a society allows perverts and creeps to set social values it’s fucked:”

Joe Biden’s America.

Clown world.

But as Rita Panahi said this morning on Outsiders….until women (and men) speak up in unison about his shit and no longer hide behind the cloak of “anonymity” and no longer worry about being called a “transphobe”………this shit will continue.

Lia Thomas is a biological male who puts on female dress and a female swimming costume (and when you look at the pictures of him wearing the female swimsuit you can see his bulging penis) and pretends to be a woman. The fact that our society capitulates to this dangerous shit shows that our society has no future.

Lia Thomas is a adult human male.

Transwomen are not women.

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 12:18 pm

Roger. Don Felder said he taught Tom Petty guitar too.

They all grew up in the same region of Florida; Gainesville-Jacksonville, iirc.

cohenite
January 30, 2022 12:20 pm

I never liked young, his songs are mournful shit and he can’t sing. He ruined Crosby Stills and Nash. CS&N’s first album Renaissance Fair featured some of the finest pop singing ever. These guys could sing: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

JC
JC
January 30, 2022 12:28 pm

Cronkite

I promise, I’m not going to criticize you about this. You’ve frequently suggested that it’s a 50/50 bet they actually carry through with elections in Nov. Explain the scenario and offer a little color. How can they possibly prevent elections. Even at the height of ww2 the US held elections. In the NYC, the major’s race, in 2001 was held in November ~2 months after the 911 devastation.

Roger
Roger
January 30, 2022 12:30 pm

Interesting guitar factoid:

In a 2003 Rolling Stone poll Jimi Hendrix was rated #1 rock guitarist of all time and Duane Allman #2.

Both were lefties.

Jimi famously played his right -handed Stratocaster guitars upside down.

Duane taught himself to play right-handed.

Left-handed guitars would be a custom order when they were learning & very expensive.

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