Open Thread – Tues 5 April 2022


Charles V, Titian, 1548

2,788 responses to “Open Thread – Tues 5 April 2022”

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  1. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    I hope Le Pen wins, but the election will be rigged by the WEF.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Shortcomings involving loose morals (not manners)are in Austen the preserve of the outsider, the one revealed as born of questionable parentage, etc.

    Not so. For example, even in Elizabeth Bennet’s family her sister Lydia was shown to have very loose morals indeed, running off to life in sin with Wickham without a thought for her own reputation or that of her family. She was definitely not of questionnable parentage.

    Good and bad people are shown in all of the social strata that Jane Austen wrote about, as are happy and unhappy marriages.

  3. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Timothy Neilson says: April 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Has fruit picking changed from piecework to per hour?

    Yes, the changeover is in a few days.

    And can workers now get onsite without an AWU ticket?

    Unions have never been strong in fruit picking. There’s intense & brutal competition between the AWU & the NUW for the three fruit pickers who are in a union.

    Although I suppose an AWU ticket is no protection against being ripped off – in fact it’s often a pathway to it (see Peanut Head, Cleanevent etc.).

    Unions are not there to prosecute the interests of the members. Unions are for curating a political & policy agenda.

  4. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Better to give Struth his own thread* where he can storm in every day to abuse us, and Cats can respond – or not. That would make the OT almost scroll-free.

    That’s hilarious Delta. Some suggested it for numberwang.

    *Better still, Struth could open his own blog where he can abuse everyone who turns up. I’m sure that would be a real winner.

    Err numberwang

  5. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    I hope Le Pen wins too. I thought no one could be worse than Holland and then along came Macaroon.

  6. Anchor What Avatar
    Anchor What

    Craig Kelly assaulted in Melbourne – it’s the thin egg of the wedge.

  7. JC Avatar

    Interesting twitter thread by a uke woman about the Uke /Russian realationship. One good takeaway tweet

    Mariam Naiem
    @mariamposts

    For example, the media often mention the ultra-right regiment of Azov. Its founding year? 2014. Date of Russia’s attack on Ukraine? 2014. The current rise of the Ukrainian nationalist and far-right movements is to large extent caused by Russia’s expansive aggression.

    More here:

    https://twitter.com/mariamposts/status/1511995713135443969

  8. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    I hope Le Pen wins too. I thought no one could be worse than Holland and then along came Macaroon.

    Which President was the one who kicked all the Gypsies out, & they had to traipse back to Romania?
    Then the next one in invited the pickpockets & scammers back, just to nark the former President’s supporters?

    Should have been put into Mme Guillotine’s embrace.

  9. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Sarcozy?

  10. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Why would Zelensky hand over files to Trump that implicated the guy that bankrolled his (Zelensky’s) campaignlifestyle?

    the fix is in

  11. dover0beach Avatar

    France has mostly run and independent course and has had a troubled history with NATO. Correct me, but I don’t think France is a full member but an associate member.

    France is a founding member. They did something similar under de Gaulle back in the 60s but I think that only had to do with integrated military command. It could be that all Le Pen is talking about, since they only got back in in 2008/9 with Sarkozy.

  12. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    The eurotrash will blow a fuse if LePen does win.

  13. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Sarcozy?

    Too cosy…

  14. Anchor What Avatar
    Anchor What

    One Nation candidate withdraws due to “women trouble”.
    Is that all they’ve got?

  15. Runnybum Avatar
    Runnybum

    I also never heard anything more about the rumour Russians capturing a USA high ranking general who was helping the Azov soldiers in Mariupol.
    I really hope that is true as Putin will have the Biden admin over a barrel.

  16. Struth Avatar

    Or we could get all the hypocrites on a thread of their own.
    The ones that had never said a bad word to anyone…….
    You can all sing Kumbaya for the first 30 seconds until you rip each others heads off.
    ESPECIALLY the girls on here.

    Putridly disgusting the way you attack poor Lizzie, for example.

  17. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Craig Kelly assaulted in Melbourne – it’s the thin egg of the wedge.

    I’m all for spirited heckling of a speaker, & tough questions after a speech.
    However when a man is sitting among the crowd, listening to a speaker, assaulting him from behind is an act that should be dealt with either by full force of the law, or a bloody good on-the-spot flogging.

  18. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Well Kitties… behave yourselves (I know you wont).

    Its gin and tonic time.

    Ciao now.

  19. JC Avatar

    Thanks Dover

    I wasn’t sure when they were in and out of NATO.

  20. Struth Avatar

    Macron is not going anywhere.
    He’s WEF.

  21. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Unions are not there to prosecute the interests of the members. Unions are for curating a political & policy agenda.

    Until a latter-day Santamaria or Thatcher turns up and gives them the slapping and shakeups they deserve.

    Advocacy for working groups is fine. Ticket-clipping and cultivating bases of folks for later exploitation and personal ambitions, is not.

  22. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Spot on Rex.
    That’s pretty much what’s happening with attempts to unionize the fruit pickers.

  23. JC Avatar

    Struth says:
    April 8, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Macron is not going anywhere.
    He’s WEF.

    Is he a pizzagater too, Stuth. Ask you pal USSR.

  24. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Advocacy for working groups is fine. Ticket-clipping and cultivating bases of folks for later exploitation and personal ambitions, is not.

    agree and believe it or not, some sections of the union movement do actually advocate for working groups

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    French presidental election: Macron attacks ‘pro-Russian’ Le Pen as race narrows
    Charles Bremner, Paris
    Thursday April 07 2022, 5.00pm BST, The Times

    President Macron has depicted Marine Le Pen as a pro-Russian champion of antisemitism as he mounts a counterattack on the right-wing populist who is threatening his prospects of re-election.

    After a lacklustre opening of his campaign, Macron has turned his fire on Le Pen, leader of the National Rally, casting her as a potential disaster for France and urging his team to expose her manifesto as dangerous and incoherent.

    Without naming her, in keeping with his practice, Macron told le Figaro that Le Pen, 53, remained heir to an unchanged far right despite a softer image that has helped her rise to striking distance of him if they both go through to the April 24 run-off election.

    “The fundamentals of the far right are always the same: attacks on and rejection of the Republic, a base of antisemitism — if not overt, at least cultivated — very clear xenophobia and an ultraconservative drive,” he said.
    Advertisement

    Macron, 44, who has lost his longstanding position of clear favourite, is implicitly fighting the second round in the assumption that Le Pen will emerge ahead of the ten other challengers on Sunday to face him in a repeat of their 2017 run-off. Macron leads the first round field with about 27 per cent of the vote while Le Pen has about 23 per cent, according to polls.

    The president told his cabinet yesterday to avoid demonising Le Pen and focus on demolishing her manifesto. “We shouldn’t be in the moral register saying we’re heading for chaos if she’s elected. That’s not enough. We have to give priority to facts,” he said.

  26. Figures Avatar
    Figures

    Macron is not going anywhere.
    He’s WEF.

    We can dream can’t we?

    Marine Le Pen is too moderate of course. After the last two years, no leftist should be allowed to leave their home, vote, shop, work or raise their own (let alone anybody else’s) children. Still,, it’s good to see the Right on the ascendancy around the world even if they won’t use their power for anything other than to slow down the pace of civilization destruction.

    At least, everywhere around the world except here it seems where we’re going to get full blown commie Albo as PM.

  27. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    This assault on Craig Kelly reeks of Antfiltha tactics. Antfiltha- the sharp end of the American establishment

  28. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Rexanne

    That doesn’t work, Struth.

    I stop at red lights.

  29. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    the enjabbening accelerates – Vic has mandated the flu jab for health workers.

  30. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Macaroon is pure, distilled eloi.

  31. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Why would they need to unionize when they can rock up with near new Camry’s and Wild Tracts already.

  32. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Scrolling twitter, and found out that Jedediah Bila left all her TV gigs about 12 months ago because she wouldn’t be jabbed.

    She already was minted but to walk away from millions of future earnings is a bold move.

  33. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Is Macron a spook?

    h/t Grigs.

  34. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    All foreign students should receive automatic permanent residency status post graduation.

    Why?
    They’ve already had a great education, courtesy of Australia.

    They’ve typically subsidised Aussie students to the tune of 150k over the course of their degree.

    Huh?

    Plus we get to tax them for the next 60 years.

    They’re gonna work til they 85?
    I don’t think so, old boy.
    Try this scenario:
    Snaffle a PS job with their brand new Degree, courtesy of us, retire at 55, courtesy of us, get paid a very generous pension for 40+ years, courtesy of us, and hatch a family of Penny Wongs [that hate our guts].

    Not a bad return for the humble Aussie taxpayer.

    You’re outta your mind.

  35. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Re France- don’t forget the assaults by the state on anti macaroon protesters.

  36. JC Avatar

    Mr Ed

    Is Penny a Chinese spook?

  37. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    the enjabbening accelerates – Vic has mandated the flu jab for health workers.

    Eh? I thought that sort of thing was standard policy for Elf wukkas everywhere?

    I know the flu stab has been a standard yearly requirement for Elf types in WA, long before it was a source of popular discontent.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is Macron a spook?

    Grogs reckons everyone is a spook..

  39. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Egging someone is a violent act…period. There’s nothing funny about it. I hope the female is charged but remember it’s the progressive paradise of Victoria. Notice how it’s only right of centre politicians who are head-butted, egged and milk shaked.

    Here’s my list of people who I might dream of egging…

    1. Anthony Albanese
    2. Tony Burke
    3. Kristina Keneally
    4. Penny Wong
    5. Sarah Hanson-Dung
    6. Lidia Thorpe
    7. Adam Bandt

    And that’s just a smidgen of various leftist scum who I might enjoy scaring the living daylights out of by smashing an egg on their head but you see I wouldn’t because….

    1. I don’t like, approve of or celebrate political violence. I don’t wish violence on my political opponents or enemies. I prefer to talk, discuss and debate.

    2. Political violence is wrong, I thought we were a democracy with some civil debate but that civility is slowly disappearing and it isn’t my side of politics that is to blame for this, the simple fact is that the increase in violent rhetoric and violent actions is coming from the left.

  40. Franx Avatar
    Franx

    Lizzie, I’ll check later, for I’m not sure that the sister Lydia was the sister she was thought to be, or supposed to be; rather something of an interloper in the family. I think it may have been Lydia I had in mind in saying what I did about morals. All so long ago, with only the overtones remaining.

  41. Struth Avatar

    Scrolling twitter, and found out that Jedediah Bila left all her TV gigs about 12 months ago because she wouldn’t be jabbed.

    She already was minted but to walk away from millions of future earnings is a bold move.

    Yeah but she wasn’t in the rail union.

  42. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    You slung abuse at me over Director’s Identification Numbers, because they are all apparently tyrannical.

    1. You are not a director
    2. You said they’re tyrannical not me

    …you have lost the plot

  43. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Check ya email MT

  44. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    The president told his cabinet yesterday to avoid demonising Le Pen and focus on demolishing her manifesto. “We shouldn’t be in the moral register saying we’re heading for chaos if she’s elected. That’s not enough. We have to give priority to facts,” he said.

    i.e. The plebs see right through it now…

  45. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    France is a founding member. They did something similar under de Gaulle back in the 60s

    De Gaulle rocked the boat in the later 60s, pretty soon massive rioting broke out and De Gaulle was gonski.
    Daniel Cohn Bendit, a proto Zelenskyy, is still around French Politics, 54 years later, believe it or not.

  46. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    JCsays:
    April 8, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    This is a perfect example for a reason to also keep a close watch on the Right and ensure we don’t buy bullshit from either side.

    Lot of it about.
    But really, if Disney want fairness they can stop acting as a grooming organisation for perverts.
    They deserve every bit of mud and odium that can be hurled at them.
    Fair is a place kids go to play on jumping castles .

    And without being bothered to check that little bit about Azov being formed AFTER the original Russian annexation is interesting.
    Makes sense they would use insignia & symbols pretty well designed to peeve the Russkis.

  47. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You said they’re tyrannical not me

    Was I supposed to interpret your cryptic half-sentences at the time and cynical nuffing to the effect of I’m sure THESE won’t be used against us differently?

    I’m sorry Matrix, but the only time you like to make your meanings clear, is when you are either talking about something technical like building software and network architecture, or attacking somone you don’t like and want to make sure everyone knows about it.

  48. JC Avatar

    bespoke says:
    April 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Check ya email MT

    Oh okay, is this email Friday?

    Driller, Stuth, JMH, Turtlehead.

    Check your email.

    hahahaha just kidding, you losers.

  49. Dot Avatar

    Dunno about tyrannical, but these directors IDs are authoritarian and stupid.

    You want to work for yourself, why do you need STP & a director’s ID?

    The idea that being a sole trader should be the only option is absurd.

    You start a pizza chain on your own, you should be a sole trader?

  50. dover0beach Avatar

    Mariam Naiem
    @mariamposts

    For example, the media often mention the ultra-right regiment of Azov. Its founding year? 2014. Date of Russia’s attack on Ukraine? 2014. The current rise of the Ukrainian nationalist and far-right movements is to large extent caused by Russia’s expansive aggression.

    The ultra right parties have been operating in Ukraine before 2014. During and following the US-supported coup in 2014, they used these far-right militias as muscle during the Maidan protests, and then weaponized them during the fall-out in 2014/5, especially in areas which large Russian speaking populations that did not look on the events during Maidan favorably. There was no Russian aggression in Mariupol, for instance, even though the locals would have welcomed their presence in 2014. Then those same locals had their arses kicked by Territorial Defense Units and what would become Azov when they returned in the months following the coup.

  51. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    @ Mole-

    From a Nazi-exposing group:

    https://bitterwinter.org/nazism-in-ukraine-5-enter-the-azov-battalion/

    Officially formed in May 2014, from a number of smaller hard-right nationalist activists and organisations who had indeed fought and killed pro-Russian separatists in Kiev around the time of Euromaidan. And were appreciated by Kiev’s police for their vigilante work in patrolling and pacifying areas of the city they could not deal with themselves.

    As always, the Narrative (in this case Ermagerd! Ukro-Nastis Everywhere! Get ’em, Vlad Bae!) has a kernel of truthiness around which layers of prejudice, partisan propaganda, urban legend and outright bullshit accrete.

  52. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    AEMO doesn’t give a shit about Eraring closing ahead of schedule. Taylor does but since he doesn’t have a dick he won’t do anything about it even if he does remain in government:

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/markets/government-seeks-to-delay-coal-fired-power-plant-closures-with-longer-notice-period/ar-AAVWzNU?ocid=uxbndlbing

  53. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    pretty soon massive rioting broke out and De Gaulle was gonski.

    Grigglebots magic mirror inverts reality again..

    De Gaulle won the election in 1968, and stood down in 1969 not too long before carking it.

    De Gaulle was “gonski” because he died, not from you magical dream state infused fucktardation.

  54. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Why?
    They’ve already had a great education, courtesy of Australia.

    Courtesy ?
    They’ve paid for it.
    Up front each year.
    You really have no idea.

  55. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    JCsays:
    April 8, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    It was snark( not a MT though) at that very thing.

    Stupid note passing in class. “Look I have gossip”.

    Guttles to.

  56. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Dunno about tyrannical, but these directors IDs are authoritarian and stupid.

    Correct.

    However, if the legal advice and recommendation is for the members of a National Board of a volunteer-based nonprofit advocacy body that has jurisdiction in multiple States to get them, what do you do?

    Nuff about it? Or do the thing in the understanding that it’s a useless gesture at best and another bureaucratic millstone at worst?

    After all, the killshot’s gonna get me in 12-42 months anyway, right?

  57. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    April 8, 2022 at 5:56 pm
    Is Macron a spook?

    Grogs reckons everyone is a spook..

    Except Scott Ritter, who probably is one!

  58. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You are not a director

    I make executive decisions as part of this National Board. And I told you that at the time.

    You were too busy Nuffing and scoffing at me to pay attention.

  59. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You start a pizza chain on your own, you should be a sole trader?

    Only if you put fish on the pizza.

    Or red shoes…

    #OhGod

  60. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Unions have been going to quite a deal of trouble to kill off backpacking, & kill off the temporary farm labour schemes.

    They haven’t succeeded, so perhaps Unions aren’t tryin too hard?

    Union loathing of imported workers is what got the 457 visa abolished.

    457 Visa was a Labor Party rort.
    Unions can’t claim credit for ending that.

    Is Albo completely off his rocker?

    Albo is a CFMEU stooge.
    Vote Albo?
    Get Setka!

  61. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Yeah but she wasn’t in the rail union.

    Hey Struth,

    The only union that bothered to fight a government-backed corporate mandate was the CFMEU in NSW. Against BHP. And won. Because Liberal government.

    Every single last one elsewhere said “We’re with the gummints. Resistance is futile for us. So we’re not doing it, and totally not cos Labor’s in charge here.”

    So if you think anyone in WA was protected from anything by union membership, you are as woefully wrong there as you are with everything else you come up with.

  62. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Courtesy ?
    They’ve paid for it.
    Up front each year.

    They were here for the Degree, they paid for the degree, they got the Degree.
    End of story.
    Australia owes them nothing/zero/fuck all/nix/nil/zip.
    Get it now?

  63. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    *Better still, Struth could open his own blog where he can abuse everyone who turns up. I’m sure that would be a real winner.

    Call it Fantastic Furniture coz its more shit than Faulty’s Freedom furniture.

  64. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Quigley is a fucking weirdo. I wouldn’t let him mind my dog. And I don’t even have one.

  65. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Matrix thought I was directing my open forum policemans comment at him.
    No I wasn’t, I was referring to the total nonsense that people here are paid agents of the ‘they’ and claims that talking about Austen is some sort of deliberate agenda to prevent focus on topic of the century.
    Personally I’m glad that people here are never afraid to mock what is deserving of mockage.

  66. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Today Grigs found out that international students pay for their degrees.
    What.
    A.
    Retard.

  67. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    oooHNooo is he asking someone to “dump” me again.

    Bwahahaha!!

  68. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Say what you want about Struth, but at least he adds more to this place than Grigs ever will.

  69. JC Avatar

    Dover

    Are those so-called far right parties in the Uke like really Nazi or are they just a bunch of knuckleheads losers wanting to fuck off the Russians as the twitter thread suggests?

  70. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Personally I’m glad that people here are never afraid to mock what is deserving of mockage.

    Trekkies?

  71. dover0beach Avatar

    Except Scott Ritter

    He was right about WMDs in 2002 when under enormous pressure to go along with the neocons.

  72. Franx Avatar
    Franx

    Lizzie and Cohenite, I checked p and p but not s and s and found I had things all wrong about who in Austen had what morals, more particularly with regard to Lydia who was not really an interloper in the family. For one reason or another, in my readings there was in Austen a tendency to attribute moral weakness to lesser beings (although the elopement in p and p was not quite immoral). I have never seen any of the Austen films and doubt, in fact I’m pretty sure, I’ll never go back to rereading Austen. In which case I shall accept that the overtones from my readings are badly out of tune with those of others who have richer appreciations of the texts. Sadly, I have always known that.

  73. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    My condolences, Winston. Losing a life partner is almost a physical pain.

  74. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Salvatore family reunion & “skilled” migration see below:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10697903/Federal-election-2022-Anthony-Albanese-make-easier-foreigners-permanent-residents.html

    Half a dozen other articles the same different sources.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    De Gaulle won the election in 1968, and stood down in 1969 not too long before carking it.

    After one of the numerous attempts to assassinate him, De Gaulle was supposed to have refused to commute the death sentences passed on the would be assassins. Madame De Gaulle had been in the car with him, and, whereas De Gaulle considered it his job to face any danger, it was not his wife’s.

  76. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    Just on 7News: ‘Why the reigning Brownlow medalist is in hospital with a worrying heart complaint.’

    What could it be ?

  77. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Trekkies?

    Low-hanging fruit, bespoke.

    But, after the unrelenting 5 or so years of wokeness, deconstruction and subversion, Maoist struggle sessions dressed up as story-telling and utter drek presented under a Starfleet badge, Trekkies are a fandom under siege and worthy of at least a little sympathy.

    Ditto Whovians, what’s left of the Star Wars crowd, the fans of 80s cartoons like He Man and the Transformers and so forth.

    About the only untouched groups are the tabletop wargamers (D&D already being massively subverted by the nerds and misfits who like to impose their fantasies on the escapist fantasy they are playing) due to their utter neckbearded insularity. And even they are under sore assault from the zombies of the cultural Left…

  78. dover0beach Avatar

    They’re Nazis. If your promoting Bandera, you’re a Uke Nazi.

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Franx, not all men appreciate Austen, including my own husband, even though her writing packs a punch. In return, I have so far evaded reading his constant recommendation of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. I can only take so much of gloomy Russians and their wars, especially right now.

    His antipathy to Austen is especially when in TV versions. He generally prefers to watch the footie.
    No worries.

  80. dopey Avatar
    dopey

    The egg was crushed ‘violently’ over Kelly’s head. The judge will take a dim view of that I reckon. Double the fine to $10.

  81. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    I make executive decisions as part of this National Board

    good for you mate

  82. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Say what you want about Struth, but at least he adds more to this place than Grigs ever will.

    Except on the days where goes full Ellie…

  83. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Say what you want about Struth, but at least he adds more to this place than Grigs ever will.

    Fact check status: 200% True

  84. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    Ollie Wines has myocarditis.

  85. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    JC says:
    April 8, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Just an observation on big fat Clive’s two policies I mentioned earlier.

    2. the repatriation of all Australian portfolio investment overseas.

    Clive said that there was around 3 point something trillion dollars in Australian superannuation investments and he wanted to see $1 Trillion invested in Australian businesses, so he wasn’t calling for the repatriation of ALL overseas investments. You’re right to criticise this policy though, fund trustees should be free to invest anywhere to get the best returns for the fund’s members, trustees once had to follow what’s known as the 20/30 rule which meant that they had to have 30% of a fund invested in government securities, it was Keating who got rid of that rule.

    The government should only involve themselves in ensuring that the legislative framework is such that Australian businesses can flourish, nothing else.

    I was hoping that he would expand on the tax reduction plan for people who lived more than 200 kms from capital cities, but that didn’t get a mention. It sounds like a good idea, it would encourage decentralisation and act towards stabilising home prices in the capital cities.

    Something else he touched on but didn’t expand on was the 40 year wait for the new subs, and how the US Navy has just mothballed some perfectly good LA Class submarines. When Abbott was PM he was toying with the idea of leasing them and borrowing the crews to train our blokes, that idea was jettisoned when Turnbull took over unfortunately.

    Anyone supporting that fat clown’s policies should be embarrassed from now on.

    Nope, not embarrassed, I can’t find anything particularly praiseworthy in the Liberal Party’s economic performance.

  86. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Rockdoctor says: April 8, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Salvatore family reunion & “skilled” migration see below:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10697903/Federal-election-2022-Anthony-Albanese-make-easier-foreigners-permanent-residents.html
    Half a dozen other articles the same different sources.

    Thanks RD.
    Just as much an obsession with the lefty Immigration policy (LNP govt – haw haw haw) has been an almost indignant “shuddup the discussion is over” regards family reunion.

    Again, objective inquiry is met with a wall of sinister silence.

    My read: Lots of non-English-speaking freeloaders who’ll never work, will hoover up resources, housing, medical services, etc & will have an attitude of contempt toward Australia.

  87. Kneel Avatar
    Kneel

    “Maybe, just maybe, we might consider those that have run out with the white flag not worthy of aligning with.”

    Heh.
    You can give up “a couple of hundred k” in income over two years – I don’t get that much, let alone afford to give it up.
    You sold your “loved” 16ft boat and other toys to “get by” – sorry, I don’t have such assets and toys to sell.
    Would you have me and mine live like 16th century Abo’s, in a lean-to with no shoes, a ‘roo skin loin cloth and eating witchety grubs and yams to avoid the jab? Would that satisfy you? Would you go that far?
    There are limits, and they found mine. Well, so sorry it doesn’t meet your standards.
    At least I still want to stop them fucking everyone over again.

    What about you though – now your “plan A” of solidarity in refusing hasn’t worked, you’re just gonna sit back and say “I did my bit – it’s all these other peoples fault, and I’m not doing any more”.
    Yeah – that’s a real patriot, that’s someone who truly cares about his society and his countrymen. That’s not giving up, no sir!

    And you have the hide to call others the things you do? Shouldn’t surprise me. Typical of your kind – all bluster and “look at me, I’m so selfless, look what I did for everyone else, why didn’t they all do the same, why didn’t they help me be good – they must be evil, I should hate them, I will hate them, I do hate them, they deserve it”.

    It’s OK though – it’s everyone else that’s wrong.
    They’re all stupid and you’re so smart.
    Sure.
    If you say it enough, it has to be true.
    Doesn’t it?
    Isn’t it?
    Sure.
    Just relax – the most important person in the world still loves you.
    You.
    So you’ll be fine.
    And that’s all that matters, right?

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    that idea was jettisoned when Turnbull took over unfortunately.

    Turnbull was a Labor party spook – he was to hand Bill Shorten the Office of Prime Minister in 2019, in exchange for the First Presidency of an Australian Republic.

  89. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Here’s my list of people who I might dream of egging…

    1. Anthony Albanese
    2. Tony Burke
    3. Kristina Keneally
    4. Penny Wong
    5. Sarah Hanson-Dung
    6. Lidia Thorpe
    7. Adam Bandt

  90. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Star trek has always been woke, Rex.

    Mocking is deserved for those who take it seriously.

    Plus it was a dig at Rosei.

  91. chrisl Avatar
    chrisl

    Ollie Wines (late of Port Adelaide FC) has heart issues
    Nothing to see here
    Heart issues are a regular thing in AFL
    Like Hammies ankles and sex with another player’s wife

  92. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    But when you decide to flap your scarf with one hand while holding a lit molotov in the other, and claim its only the other side who is being riotous, it’s just a wee little bit hypocritical…

    i no right?

    check your iron isn’t left on

  93. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Wow, all over the place with evidence and it’s all tickety boo. Anyone would thing the eminent beak has his mind made up already Frollicking…

  94. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    MatrixTransform says:
    April 8, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Well said.

  95. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Go fluff Struth a bit harder, Matrix.

    The quality of his posting has been terribly flaccid these last few days…

  96. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    rosie says:
    April 8, 2022 at 3:52 pm
    I’m very fond of Georgette Heyer.

    Rosie, I must have read everything she wrote. It really helped when I was studying history of costume. Id didn’t hurt that most of the Heyer novels very quite funny.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Here’s my list of people who I might dream of egging…

    Non politicians? Bruce Pascoe.

  98. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    China is working to eclipse US militarily and economically: Ingraham
    Laura Ingraham says the reason China doesn’t take Biden seriously is because they think of him as someone who is on the payroll

  99. calli Avatar
    calli

    Anyone who believes abuse here has only been flowing in one direction is not paying attention.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Non politicians?

    Grace Tame.

  101. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    They are funny Crossie and they end just the way anyone would like.

  102. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Turnbull was a Labor party spook – he was to hand Bill Shorten the Office of Prime Minister in 2019, in exchange for the First Presidency of an Australian Republic.

    That makes a lot of sense actually. Remember when Trumble showed one of his ‘climate change ‘ abominations to the ALP before his own side. I STILL don’t know what hoWARd saw in him.

  103. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Say what you want about Struth, but at least he adds more to this place than Grigs ever will.

    Grigory M has been retired from Catallaxy for many years, but the snowflakes he mocked haven’t gotten over it.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Non politicians?

    Brittany Higgins.

  105. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    Chrisl, Wines is the kind of person who will make ordinary people ask what is going on. Harder to fob off than Shane Warne.

    At the end of last night’s game the Melbourne players were filmed in conversation with him. Some very serious and concerned expressions on faces.

    If the AFL players’ association gets involved it would be game over.

  106. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    I STILL don’t know what hoWARd saw in him.

    He was stupid and had bad judgement. Waste of oxygen.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Grigory M has been retired from Catallaxy for many years, but the snowflakes he mocked haven’t gotten over it.

    Wasn’t Grigory M booted, after one of his sock puppets was stalking Kittehs?

  108. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Kneel at 6:56.
    Or, put another way …
    “Get off the cross.
    We need the wood.”

  109. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Who owns Twitter .. the top 10 …
    https://ibb.co/86d4rT9

  110. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Chris Dawson will stand trial for the murder of his wife Lynette after Australia’s highest court dismissed an application for the matter to be struck out.”

    Now that will be an interesting trial.

  111. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Wasn’t Grigory M booted, after one of his sock puppets was stalking Kittehs?

    Grigory M brought the utter creepiness of the Notafan character to people’s attention.

  112. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    A few still here might find that a tad embarrassing, viz”

    Careful notafan, don’t give him any personal information

  113. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    “Aldi products have been hit by a 20 to 50 per cent price hike this week in German stores – and there are concerns Aussies could face higher costs at the supermarket in the coming months.”
    at news.com.au

  114. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    “Aldi products have been hit by a 20 to 50 per cent price hike this week in German stores – and there are concerns Aussies could face higher costs at the supermarket in the coming months.”

    That’s alright, grog & smokes have come down in the budget.
    The price decrease could be here any day now……………

  115. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    BP Ultimate was 189.9 today, down from 219.9 last week.
    Thanks Scotty.

  116. dover0beach Avatar

    Moon of Alabama
    @MoonofA
    ·
    51m
    Those are remains of the booster section of a Tochka-U. Unlike Ukraine Russia is no longer using this type of missiles.

    Quote Tweet
    Ukraine Reporter
    @StateOfUkraine
    · 51m
    The side of the Russian missile that killed 30+ civilians in Kramatorsk says “for the children” in Russian, implying that Russia is avenging the killing of children. Hard to imagine a more fitting symbol for Putin’s war.

    The amount of rubbish reporting is off the charts.

  117. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Patrick Lancaster on the ground in Mariupol today says resident tell him that the Ukrainian Military are using Human Shields.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK0P9-BZPg8&t=25s

  118. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    the enjabbening accelerates – Vic has mandated the flu jab for health workers.

    They’re not going to stop violating human rights until an angry mob violates theirs in the most fundamental way.

  119. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    “Get off the cross.
    We need the wood.”

    you run out of bridges?

  120. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    ADE In SARS-COV-2 Infection Causing Fiery Death of Monocytes
    This remarkable study by the researchers from the Boston Children’s Hospital demonstrates that possibility of antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) in severe COVID patients.
    Drbeen Medical Lectures

  121. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Palmer v McClown defamation case shudders to a close.

    The Judge is underwhelmed:

    Justice Lee said Mr Palmer and Mr McGowan were “two political combatants” who had reputations “baked in”, in terms of the way the public thought of them.

    He told the court that if no significant hurt had been caused to the mining magnate or the Premier, then nominal damages would be awarded.

    He said it would be “the Australian equivalent of a farthing”, later suggesting it could be $10.00.

    Translation: Pair of arseholes who couldn’t be defamed.

  122. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “He said it would be “the Australian equivalent of a farthing”, later suggesting it could be $10.00.”

    Sometimes judges get it right.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sometimes judges get it right.

    Sometimes…

  124. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    The downside to an Albanese loss = Slomo will interpret this as a validation of everything he’s done.
    We need some (non-Green) ratbags to hold a significant balance of power, to pull Slomo into line.

    Liberals have usually been dreadful government, unless there is someone to pull them into line.

  125. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Sometimes judges get it right.

    Sometimes…

    Clearly Federal Court is in a different league to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Kangaroo Court of Victoria.

  126. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Sometimes judges get it right

    As Yeldo apparently did in the Wynyard conveniences many, many times before his pointless life finally came to a long overdue end.

    Never denounced, he was, while was engaging in those activities. Even though his fellow learned friends were very aware of it.

    Only after his long overdue passing, see fit to acknowledge it, did they*.

    #moralvacuums’r’us

  127. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Problem is SATP. Libs have to prosecute an attack on Albo’s immigration position and I aint seeing that happen…

  128. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Problem is SATP. Libs have to prosecute an attack on Albo’s immigration position and I aint seeing that happen…

    Alas the SFL’s will be too dumb to pare the desperate worker shortage away from the “Gotta make everybody who lands here an insta-citizen

  129. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I see the bonhomie’s been kicking along nicely today.

  130. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Re: Airports.
    Been through Brisbane in the past coupla weeks. All the shops there seem to have changed their attitude & now will accept cash.
    The Qantas Club did not refuse me entry, wasn’t remotely interested in sign-in, just wanted to see proof of vax & pretended to not notice I hadn’t “checked in”

    They scan your boarding pass anyway, though dunno why, as they don’t do anything about a reminder.
    The first clue I got was when the boarding gate telephoned me to say I’d better hurry up or I’d be staying in Briz.

    Went all the way through the Q-club, along the concourse, through the boarding gate, onto the bus out to the aircraft, boarded & settled in my seat, without anybody in authority noticing commenting that I’d completely forgotten to wear a mask.

    Realised only when the hostie gave the pre-flight briefing, & got to the part where “masks must be worn at all times aboard the aircraft and in the terminal building”

    (Signs everywhere threatening fines, with “no exceptions” etc etc.)

  131. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I’m a braindead vacuous spittle flecked* collectivist corruptocrat personage who’s really into fighting torries. It’s what I do, it’s what I do …

    Oh look, a distraction bear**

    *Despite the many thousands of dollars of taxpayer funded dental pointlessness tossed into treasury’s great gaping maw …

    **Pants optional, again …

  132. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Regards the upcoming election: Ask not what Albanese can do for you, but what he will do TO you

    Tweet shown juz now on Sky.

  133. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Airports.

    Quite frankly, Cats – never again. 🙂

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m a braindead vacuous spittle flecked* collectivist corruptocrat personage who’s really into fighting torries

    I’ve seen the aftermath of the great Socialist experiment in three countries, Albo. You want a fight, you’ve got one.

    Incidentally, if a man who owns four rental properties isn’t a Tory, who is?

  135. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Oh.

    Sorry. Remiss of me.

    Gooood evening lurkers!

  136. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Ask not what Albansleazy can do for you, but what he will do to you

    Gee, more and higher taxes, leavened with daily outbursts of indescribable and unquantifiable idiocy, I asks ya? 😕

  137. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of which, here’s St. Supercouch earlier today:

    He’s been almost violently opposed to any pushback against the government from the moment this has happened.
    I believe he’s still using his Vicpol email address?
    Is that correct, KD?
    Dover?

    St. Ruth,

    If you think you – or anyone out there in Internet Land – needs to get in contact with anyone, please feel free. Fill yer boots. Go your hardest. Stern letters of complaint. Hans Blix letters, as someone termed them yesterday.

    Also, make sure you return and let me know how you went. My old boss, Sergeant Tom Croydon at Mt. Thomas will be glad to hear from you. Again.

    Boatless screeching non-entity.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Incidentally, if a man who owns four rental properties isn’t a Tory, who is?

    If, oh, what was his name, who lived in a haborside mansion, and left a 20 Million dollar estate isn’t a Tory, who is?

    Oh, sorry, yes, his name was Bob Hawke.

  139. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Fact:

    Albansleazy – an alleged man, has enriched himself during the duration of his pointless existence by riding on and hoovering from the gravy laden corruptocrat train. To the tune of many millions of dollars.

    Fact:

    A braindead bunch of idiots with the collective memory of a goldfish are about to elect the aforementioned imbecile the head of the next monstrous clown show goat rodeo venezualenesque banana republic junta misgoverning this continent.

    Collective amnesia – a condition we need to be relieved of, Cats.

    Disclaimer: This message bought and paid for by personages who do not resemble in any way shape or form, Fatso Murray.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A braindead bunch of idiots with the collective memory of a goldfish

    The inevitable consequence of abolishing the requirement to own property, in order to vote.

    Oh, sorry, does that make me a Tory?

  141. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Mentioned once before. A very interesting character I worked alongside once on mine sites was ex-young ALP. Albo was so disliked he had allies not friends.

    We are about to get this good and hard….

  142. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    ZK2A – the correct spelling is “Torry*”

    *Torries (plural).

  143. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    The twenty-two carefully coiffed hairstyles calling themselves the Geelong Football Club may yet get up against the Brisbane Shut-Ins.

    An entirely forgettable display.

  144. Dot Avatar

    My read: Lots of non-English-speaking freeloaders who’ll never work, will hoover up resources, housing, medical services, etc & will have an attitude of contempt toward Australia.

    Don’t you reckon Aussies are shit workers too?

  145. Dot Avatar

    There was no Russian aggression in Mariupol, for instance, even though the locals would have welcomed their presence in 2014.

    How do you possibly know this?

    Then those same locals had their arses kicked by Territorial Defense Units and what would become Azov when they returned in the months following the coup.

    In a low tech war, I have to assume the winning side has the numbers.

    So how is it an unpopular, put-up coup if it is popular?

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    *Torries (plural).

    From the Afrikaans. Translation “The Labor Party know their place – it just hasn’t been dug yet.”

  147. Dot Avatar

    Look.

    If the alt right were not born as white males (and autistic NEETs), they’d be bread tube commies.

    It’s just arguing over who gets to wear the jackboots and who eats mouldy bread in the gulag.

    “I’m a loser but I’m white so I can’t be a commie, they’re jews!”

  148. Dot Avatar

    Serious question – why can’t we just translocate half of the antarctic and arctic wild animal populations, a 50/50 swap?

    Couldn’t we “rehouse” Snow Leopards in parts of the Antarctic? Or the very south of South America? Or the Andes?

    Salmon and Trout couldn’t live in the Antarctic?

    Three points:

    1. We have done worse.
    2. They’re not carp, rabbits, foxes, kikuyu or european perch.
    3. The precautionary principle would ban zoos and breeding programmes if they did not exist.

  149. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Salmon and Trout couldn’t live in the Antarctic?

    Well yes, but why would we give them to China?

  150. Dot Avatar

    With a 15% foreign GST…

    Actually we could sell the fishing rights. This would offend people who support export levies!

  151. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Hey, “Digger”

    If I may have allegedly been one of many here who happened to get very cross with you about this statement of utter falsity:

    Morrison got us through the pandemic

    Then chin up, Squire. You’re always welcome to blunder on back in here with another equally ridiculous statement attempting to defend our beloved Gliberals and National Agrarian Socialists (led as the latter are by this inspirational Hollyweird yapdog fondling beetroot resembling personage) that constitute a “coalition”.

    Quite frankly, you and your ilk being rightfully condemned to the deepest, darkest and most toasty recesses of Hell will never suffice for the pain of those Ozzies conned into wasting their precious votes on you and your ilk.

    Enjoy eternal damnation, you irredeemable imbeciles. May you be intimate with Geriatric Joe, for ever. 🙂

  152. dover0beach Avatar

    As always, the Narrative (in this case Ermagerd! Ukro-Nastis Everywhere! Get ’em, Vlad Bae!) has a kernel of truthiness around which layers of prejudice, partisan propaganda, urban legend and outright bullshit accrete.

    The UKRs are either so stupid that they included an Azov chap when Zelensky addressed the Greek parliament, or they have more sway behind the scenes then ‘truthiness’ would suggest. Either way, its difficult to airbrush them out of UKR politics.

  153. Dot Avatar

    Morrison got us through the pandemic

    Yes, like how the curve at Imola made Ayrton Senna experience rapid acceleration the likes of which he has not experienced since.

  154. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Like how the chick driver got us through the Challenger launch in 1986.

  155. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    How Chamberlain got us through the Anschluss.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Like how the chick driver got us through the Challenger launch in 1986.

    N.A.S.A. – Need Another Seven Astronauts…..

  157. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Salmon and Trout couldn’t live in the Antarctic with a 15% foreign GST…?

    err, Pol, this is of any relevance to the many taxation complaints being aired here?

    Remember peoples – when you front up at the polling booth very shortly, you might want to say this to the labore and greenfilth spruikers: “More and higher taxes is not ‘tax reform’, I tells ya”.

    Then after walking into the “polling place”, it’s crude representations of genitalia on the ballot paper time.

    You know it makes sense.

  158. Dot Avatar

    Goring by nature of his geniality, really lifted the spirits on his would be executioners.

  159. Dot Avatar

    Sort of rabz.

    If we can shut the left down about poley bears, no carbin pwice.

  160. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Captain Smith really got us through that Titanic hiccup.

  161. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    The Mayor of Amity really got us through that shark scare.

  162. Dot Avatar

    Okay

    This is weird.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hughes

    Baker Hughes Company is an American international industrial service company and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies. The company provides the oil and gas industry with products and services for oil drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production and reservoir consulting. Baker Hughes is organized in Delaware (whistles, coughs and hums to self) and headquartered in Houston.

    https://www.rigzone.com/oil/jobs/postings/1135618_administrator?s=8

    Administrator
    Baker Hughes Featured Employer
    Moscow
    1
    image description
    4 + Years Experience

    Posted: Apr 08, 2022
    APPLY NOW

    Requirements & Summary
    Company: Baker Hughes
    Skills: Operations Management, Secretarial or Administrative
    Experience: 4 + Years
    Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
    Location: Moscow

    —————————-

    Sanctions? We don’t need no filthy sanctions!

  163. Dot Avatar

    The Mayor of Amity really got us through that shark scare.

    Sometimes the most beautiful girls are the loneliest…

  164. Digger Avatar
    Digger

    Quite frankly, you and your ilk being rightfully condemned to the deepest, darkest and most toasty recesses of Hell will never suffice for the pain of those Ozzies conned into wasting their precious votes on you and your ilk.

    Hey dickhead, pull your socialist loving head in. You do not know my ‘ilk’ mate… If you think I will stand by and allow a big mouth wind bag to shoot off his stupidity without responding, you have the wrong person…

    Go fuck yourself…

  165. Siltstone Avatar
    Siltstone

    Dot, there is a town in Idaho called Moscow.

  166. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Grate work, Digger.

    You’ve done well, Squire. The inadvertent block quote fail, leavened with the subsequent mouth foaming is a wonderful touch. 🙂

    There should be more of it.

    Oh wait, there already is – every time St Ruth deposits another sticky stinky self righteous spray about him being the bestest truck driver* ever.

    Digs – don’t take any of this (alleged) abuse personally.

    Cats just like themselves to have an unwitting gliberal pardee spruiker every now and then. 🙂

    *No holes in the floor (allegedly) …

  167. Winston Smith Avatar

    Salvatore:

    This is the sort of thing I haven’t seen since high school girls taunting each other in the schoolyard.
    & I’ve seen some rather bitchy stuff among all-female crews of barmaids.

    Amen.

  168. Winston Smith Avatar

    I’m probably way too late but here’s some interesting news:
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/04/two-acquitted-in-plot-to-kidnap-michigan-governor-whitmer.html
    Acquitted because the FBI interfered.

  169. Winston Smith Avatar

    Old Bloke:

    I was hoping that he would expand on the tax reduction plan for people who lived more than 200 kms from capital cities, but that didn’t get a mention. It sounds like a good idea, it would encourage decentralisation and act towards stabilising home prices in the capital cities.

    Fair enough, but I reckon it needs to be at least 500km.

    Something else he touched on but didn’t expand on was the 40 year wait for the new subs, and how the US Navy has just mothballed some perfectly good LA Class submarines. When Abbott was PM he was toying with the idea of leasing them and borrowing the crews to train our blokes, that idea was jettisoned when Turnbull took over unfortunately.

    Seeing as we look to be heading toward a war or at least a military confrontation of some sort, anything is better than nothing.

    Nope, not embarrassed, I can’t find anything particularly praiseworthy in the Liberal Party’s economic performance.

    Amen – unfortunately the Liberal Party aren’t listening any more. We don’t matter.

  170. Winston Smith Avatar

    Salvatore:

    My read: Lots of non-English-speaking freeloaders who’ll never work, will hoover up resources, housing, medical services, etc & will have an attitude of contempt toward Australia.

    They’ll stay right up to the point we start sending out letters ‘inviting’ them to register for the call up. Then watch them scarper.
    I wonder if the 3 million or so border crossers have taken that scenario into consideration in the US?

  171. Winston Smith Avatar

    This morning I watched a video that explained the current power struggle in the US isn’t a war between Left and Right, instead, it’s a class war. The Left/Right friction is just to hold our attention.
    On reflection, I have to agree with it.
    /Discuss.

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