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The Incredulity of Thomas, Caravaggio, 1601-02

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 5:59 pm

From The Age. Let the knicker wetting begin…….

Ben Roberts-Smith’s friend won prize for dressing as KKK member at military party, court told
Michaela Whitbourn
By Michaela Whitbourn
April 28, 2022 — 12.25pm

A former elite soldier backing war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith in his defamation case has defended dressing as a Ku Klux Klan member at a military party in Afghanistan, saying it was funny because a comrade was going in blackface.

The former Special Air Service soldier dubbed Person 35 also admitted in the Federal Court that he had liked an Instagram post that referred to the case, which suggested the trial involved a “f—wit in a suit … questioning your integrity”.

“Remember one thing: that this c— will be one of the first to be held down and drowned in a muddy puddle for his fancy jacket,” the post went on.

Person 35, whose identity cannot be revealed for national security reasons, denied he was lying to help his former comrade as he gave evidence on Thursday in Robert-Smith’s defamation suit against The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times but agreed some of his evidence on Tuesday was incorrect.

During questioning by Roberts-Smith’s barrister, Arthur Moses, SC, Person 35 said he had dressed as a member of the KKK at a party at an unauthorised military bar in Afghanistan in 2012 because he didn’t want to buy a costume and it was easy to make. Photos from the party show he also had a noose and a burning cross.

Asked if he was reprimanded by anyone in the military hierarchy for his costume, he said he had “actually won the fancy dress competition that night”.

Person 35 said the costume was designed to “make fun of the actual Klan itself; just, they’re pretty pathetic” and “I knew one other person was coming in blackface, so I thought it would be funny if I come as a Klansman”.

He rejected a suggestion by Nicholas Owens, SC, acting for the newspapers, that he had made a deliberate decision to buy a KKK costume, insisting he had used a sewing machine in Afghanistan to make it out of a bedsheet.

Person 35 admitted during cross-examination that he had clicked “like” on Wednesday on an Instagram post about the defamation case that said: “When some f—wit in a suit starts questioning your integrity … remember one thing: that this c— will be one of the first to be held down and drowned in a muddy puddle for his fancy jacket when society crumbles.”

The post went on to say that if society crumbled it would be because of such people “thinking we all live on f—ing Sesame Street”. The caption accompanied an image of a man and a woman with the man bearing the label “Fairfax Media”.

Fairfax Media was the company which published The Age and Herald, which are now owned by Nine. The Canberra Times, also a former Fairfax publication, is under separate ownership.

Person 35 denied that the Instagram post referred to Owens himself, but admitted that the image “would tie it to the proceedings” and anyone on the newspapers’ side in the case.

“That’s a bit of dark humour and I don’t think it really should be taken seriously,” he said. He denied that he had unliked the post after liking it, and denied unliking “numerous posts” before giving evidence.

Robert-Smith is suing the newspapers for defamation over a series of stories in 2018 that he says portray him as a war criminal. The newspapers are seeking to rely on a defence of truth and have called current and former SAS soldiers to support their case that Roberts-Smith participated in the unlawful killing of six unarmed Afghan prisoners.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 6:03 pm

Think diversity. Let, Mr.Ed do the tally. It will be fun seeing him fuck it up.

Old bloke
Old bloke
April 28, 2022 6:08 pm

calli says:
April 28, 2022 at 5:44 pm

The Beloved, unfazed, shook his hand and remarked, “Well, at least you know who you’ll be voting for”.

Has hubby counted his fingers since that handshake, better check that they are all still there.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 28, 2022 6:15 pm

Don’t forget to report him to the strata company if you see his Tesla in a visitor’s bay.

Is this some new fangled euphemism for geriatric caravan based fruit bowl/keys based activities?

” Ill tell your “strata company” if you stick your “tesla” in my “Visitors bay”….

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 28, 2022 6:17 pm

Princess Alexandra Hospital has been overwhelmed, with dozens of ambulances forced to line up with patients while waiting for available beds.
Didn’t click the link, because the problem is obvious.
It’s a NotCovidVax reaction.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 6:19 pm

Is this some new fangled euphemism for geriatric caravan based fruit bowl/keys based activities?

I certainly hope not but I’m not really in that demographic. I do know a couple of people with caravans – not biblically.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 28, 2022 6:19 pm

So unauthorised that all the senior officers drank there. It is not like it was hidden and those on the base knew it was there. At minimum the CO of SAS would have approved it and no way higher up than that did not know it was there.

“unauthorised military bar in Afghanistan”

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:27 pm
Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 6:32 pm

And has anybody heard of the Wagner Group operating in Ukraine, yet?

Can’t confirm, but they’re very good at getting money from daft politicians in this part of the world.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 28, 2022 6:34 pm

Bons

Mate who did a tour there said beers were authorised from time to time in theatre and the recreation area in their base was the bar.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:35 pm

Putin may be an ex KGB thug but I have more respect for him than the incontinent corruptocrat polluting the Whitehouse. The US really is fucked. Can they recover? Hope so.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
April 28, 2022 6:36 pm

The US really is fucked. Can they recover? Hope so.

Unless they clear out the swamp bureaucracy in DC i very much doubt it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 6:39 pm

There is a lot of ruin in a nation.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 6:41 pm

Close to 3,000 members of the private military company Wagner Group are believed to have been killed on the battlefield in Ukraine while fighting for Russia, British MPs have been told.

considering the total is supposed to be 14000 or so on the russian side. ie somewhere around 10ish%, wagner losing over 30% seems a bit exaggerated…

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:42 pm

Thinking about the medical profession, a number of people I was acquainted with at High School went into medicine and none of them were particularly pleasant. More drawn to the income and prestige than any desire to help ill people I suspect. Sort of explains why many doctors seem quite ok with the vacuum aspirator and the Sopher forceps.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
April 28, 2022 6:44 pm

We had blackboards when I went to school, the teacher used to write on them with white chalk. I never saw blackboards as “reconstituting blackness as social organization,” maybe I wasn’t paying attention during class.

We also had quisonairre wooden rods (counting aid) at the start of primary school, today they would be called the querty diversity math sticks.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:45 pm

Some die hards at Melbourne Uni still use chalk- so I’m told.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 6:48 pm

Can they recover?

There is a lot of ruin in a nation.

Also there’s a lot of urination in a nation.
Especially in the Joe Biden White House.
So the answer to the question is “Depends”.
It’s a very incontinent continent right now.

Frank
Frank
April 28, 2022 6:50 pm

Some die hards at Melbourne Uni still use chalk- so I’m told.

Whiteboards are pretty crap. They are a pain to clean properly, the pens are always running out and you wind up with ink on your clothes which doesn’t wash out very easily.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 6:50 pm

Denmark suspends vaccinations
Dr. John Campbell

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:51 pm

Also there’s a lot of urination in a nation.
Especially in the Joe Biden White House.
So the answer to the question is “Depends”.
It’s a very incontinent continent right now.

ha ha too true

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 6:53 pm

Yep I would thing chalk would be more environmentally friendly (sorry) than white board markers.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 7:02 pm

One of our uni lecturers used chalk and kept his notes loose in a Coles plastic bag (remember those). The prescribed text was Crapp, Mathematical Economics. He began, “This is the only course where you will get credit for quoting Crapp at me.” I suspect he is still using that joke today.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 7:03 pm

Unless he is dead.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 7:04 pm

Election 2022: We deserve a pay rise now, says Liberal MP Ken Wyatt.

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Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt has stood by his call for politicians to be given a pay rise, despite the average Australian worker’s wage going backwards in real terms.

Federal politicians receive a base of $211,250 a year, plus a superannuation contribution of 14.5 per cent. As a cabinet minister, Mr Wyatt receives a total ­taxpayer-funded salary of $426,619.38. At $7109.38 a week, that’s roughly 10 times the minimum wage of $772.60.

When approached by The Australian this week – after soaring cost of living prices pushed inflation to 5.1 per cent, more than twice the rate of wages growth – Mr Wyatt didn’t back down from his stance that there should be a bump to pollies’ pay packets.

His original observations were made four years ago in an interview with Good Weekend while he was serving as minister for aged care and Indigenous health. He reminisced about growing up in poverty in Bunbury in Western Australia and receiving his first pay packet as a teacher.

Prior to entering parliament in 2019, Mr Wyatt served as director for Aboriginal health at the WA Department of Health.

“I consider myself to be comfortable,” Mr Wyatt said in 2018. “Actually … I don’t look at my salary – I’m assuming it’s about $260,000 or $280,000.”

Asked if that felt like too little, too much or just right, Mr Wyatt replied: “I’ve thought about this, and I think we don’t pay our politicians enough. You want people who are going to go in and look after the interests of all Australians. I earned more as a public servant than as a backbencher. I look at the corporate sector and can’t see how you justify salaries of $18m.”

After the worst inflation figures in 22 years were released on Wednesday, ACTU president Michele O’Neil estimated the hip-pocket pain would leave the average worker almost $4000 worse off by the end of the year.

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 7:04 pm

Yep I would thing chalk would be more environmentally friendly (sorry)

No need to apologise.

Conservatives are conservationists, or ought to be.

Cf Roger Scruton’s writings on the subject.

They’re just not ideologues or virtue signallers about it, and they don’t elevate nature to deity status over humanity.

This goes back to Genesis 1, properly understood, which is to say that man is created as a steward of creation, not a despoiler. That doesn’t preclude the creative use of earth’s resources for the common good, but it frames that activity within a larger picture.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 7:06 pm

Well said Roger

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Some die hards at Melbourne Uni still use chalk- so I’m told.

At recent family gathering I raised the topic of whiteboards & have they really taken over from blackboards, with my sisters & nieces – schoolteachers all of them.

The nieces had never seen a blackboard in a classroom.
“And whiteboards went out of use before we became teachers Uncle Salvatore” they said.
(Mention of ‘whiteboards’ had them all looking at me like I’d started growing a set of private parts out of my forehead)
“Er… so waddaya use?” I asked weakly, as if I’d been sandbagged (which I had)

Then followed an insiders conversations with their mothers & aunts about the exact ‘hookup’ (or whatever) they used in their school or classroom.

I retreated to the comfort of whisky & the snooker table.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 7:09 pm

“Actually … I don’t look at my salary – I’m assuming it’s about $260,000 or $280,000.”

Wow- these people really live on another planet. More evidence of broken democracy. What an entitled piece of shit too.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Indisputably public service salaries are overdue to be slashed across the board by a minimum of 40%

I earned more as a public servant than as a backbencher. I look at the corporate sector and can’t see how you justify salaries of $18m.”

Yeah sure pal, what percentage of staff in the corporate sector are paid a salary of $18m or more?

dopey
dopey
April 28, 2022 7:18 pm

FitzSimons hasn’t called it yet. Looks like it’s goin down to the wire. Greg Norman by six might be his call.

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 7:23 pm

You want people who are going to go in and look after the interests of all Australians.

Says a man who has devoted most of his political career to promoting the interests of a section of the Australian citizenry at the expense of the rest.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 7:28 pm

Yeah sure pal, what percentage of staff in the corporate sector are paid a salary of $18m or more?

You could count the ASX disclosed ones on one hand. And most would have excercised a heap of options on retirement. Wyatt has spent too long in the Aboriginal Industry.

rickw
rickw
April 28, 2022 7:29 pm

Victoria stands down 420 public school teachers over vaccine mandates

Bat Eared Mong @ work.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 7:38 pm

Thanks for posting that ZK2A- it’s good to know how the political class thinks

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 7:43 pm

shatterzzz says:
April 28, 2022 at 4:13 pm
Victoria stands down 420 public school teachers over vaccine mandates, the Guardian
What about the other 2 580 the media has, confidently, been forecasting?

Might be the caused by the hiatus if you contract covid.
There’s a four month period in which you can continue to work if you have a notified positive test and that extends from the end of the isolation period.
I’ll tell you that reading the legislation is not good for your blood pressure.
Monstrous malignant mongrels.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 7:43 pm

China’s next quarter GDP is going to be zero growth. How is that good for our exports ?

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 7:47 pm

Question

I know some of guys want to see the Libs lose badly in this coming election and like last time the innaccurate polls are suggesting a comfortable Liars Party win. Be a little objective and answer this. Do you think there’s a great deal of hostility towards the Libs? Frankly I don’t see it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 7:56 pm

Thanks for posting that ZK2A- it’s good to know how the political class thinks

My pleasure.

cohenite
April 28, 2022 7:57 pm

Grace Tame puts on her reporter hat and bawls her eyes out at rub and tug’s rags to arsehole story.

Plus her mate brittany is upset that her counselling notes were given to defendant in her rape allegation. If these notes are exculpatory it does not matter if their disclosure was inadvertent. Their role in any trial will be a major issue especially if they make their way into the public arena.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 7:58 pm

Do you think there’s a great deal of hostility towards the Libs?

or maybe no enthusiasm for the official alternative who has all the appeal of a fart in a lift as TLS did in 2019

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 28, 2022 7:59 pm

Now I am intrigued.
What to teachers use instead of whiteboards or blackboards?

(I don’t know any teachers and avoid children wherever possible).

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 7:59 pm

Lieborals are definitely overdue a term or two infighting in Opposition and asking why they even exist at all.

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 8:00 pm

Sorry SLF not TLS

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 8:02 pm

Cronkite

I don’t get this. Higgins has made a serious accusation of rape. Why would she then mention anything other than the rape accusation to her counselor. It doesn’t make sense.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 8:04 pm

H B Bear says:
April 28, 2022 at 7:59 pm

Lieborals are definitely overdue a term or two infighting in Opposition and asking why they even exist at all.

Because the last time they were in opposition made them more conservative? Dude!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 8:07 pm

cohenite says:
April 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm
Grace Tame puts on her reporter hat and bawls her eyes out at rub and tug’s rags to arsehole story.

Albo’s log cabin
A council house on an invalid pension.
We was poor but we was happy.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:07 pm

Do you think there’s a great deal of hostility towards the Libs? Frankly I don’t see it.

Morrison fell over the line in 2019 as a relative unknown against Peanut Head. The Liborals are clearly in worse shape in 2022.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 8:07 pm

I recall “blackboards” being decidedly green.

Which makes them environmentally friendly and offensive only to aliens.

Dot
Dot
April 28, 2022 8:09 pm

If these notes are exculpatory it does not matter if their disclosure was inadvertent. Their role in any trial will be a major issue especially if they make their way into the public arena.

If they are exculpatory, then there are so many flow on consequences. As in like a shotgun backfiring.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 8:10 pm

With the switch to Net Zero and blackouts soon to be upon us…we need a new name.

I suggest The Darkness.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:11 pm

Because the last time they were in opposition made them more conservative?

OK Howard v Peacock wasn’t quite topless jelly wrestling but it was entertaining.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 8:12 pm

Look Bear, this place is a socialist pile of shit governance wise and the punters like it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 28, 2022 8:12 pm

Be a little objective and answer this. Do you think there’s a great deal of hostility towards the Libs? Frankly I don’t see it.
The hostility is from the Media Owners and their employees.
Liberal Party pols are routinely victimised by Media and they take it in their stride rather than push back.
People generally find it hard to identify with that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:13 pm

Unless someone was raised in a car I don’t want to hear about it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 8:13 pm

Albo’s log cabin
A council house on an invalid pension.
We was poor but we was happy.

That’s the first I’d heard of that, thank you for posting it.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 8:16 pm

Stewed figs and vanilla ice-cream is to die for. Incredibly delicious. Wifey left for NY last evening and just before cooked up the figs. You just gotta love the girl next door. They’re the best marriage wise.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 8:17 pm

Don’t forget underpants burning for warmth.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:18 pm

… and the punters like it.

125 basis points on the home loan and that will change. You’ll hear the squeals from space.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 28, 2022 8:20 pm

Morrison fell over the line in 2019 as a relative unknown against Peanut head
Rubbish.
They won going away, another week and they woulda won by 10 seats.
The Liberals are clearly in worse shape in 2022.
According to the Media and Labor shills on blogs.

JC
JC
April 28, 2022 8:21 pm

It’s going to be a very slow grind up in rates Bear. There’s too much debt around for things to be otherwise. We’re not going to see a repetition of the GFC.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:22 pm

Albo’s story is the saddest thing I have heard since Steven Conroy’s radioactive milk. How could you not be moved to tears?

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 8:24 pm

Showbiz for ugly people

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 8:24 pm

Yep. Not much wriggle room till people start blowing up.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 8:24 pm

Hang on. How about Plibbs and the lack of a washing machine. A scrubbing board and sunlight soap. I wonder if she had to fetch water from the communal well?

*sob*

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 8:25 pm

They really are grotesque clowns- too bad about the control they have over our welfare

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 8:25 pm

Grace Tame puts on her reporter hat and bawls her eyes out at rub and tug’s rags to arsehole story.
Thing that amuses me about this story is the media manages to avoid any untoward commenting of AnAl’s mum who when all is said and dun had a brief fling on a cruise & ended up pregnant .. nowadays AnAl would be on the dole before mummy qualified for housing ..
I raised 4 in a drug addled houso hell-hole out the back of Fairfield .. Camperdown would have been more like Vaucluse compared to here ….

miltonf
miltonf
April 28, 2022 8:27 pm

Calli I’m looking forward to try out ‘the big winch’. Visited Coober Pedy back in the noughties- time to go back.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 28, 2022 8:28 pm

In fighting back news it was good to see :

Tim Pool, with help from The Daily Wire, paying for a sign in Times Square today that Taylor Lorenz of Washington Post had doxxed the female behind Libs of Tik Tok. Pools issues was that WA Po actually denied they did it.

The Babylon Bee have actually taken on the Libs of Tik Tok owner and put her on salary.

Libs of Tik Tok have had a sudden increase, 300,000, in subscribers and now at a million.

Never seen them but apparently their thing is to highlight posts by those on the left such as teachers bragging about what they are teaching kids.

Great to see some of those on the right such as Shapiro and James Woods suddenly picking up big numbers of new Twitter subscribers.

The mental health counsellors at Twitter must be working overtime due to Musk takeover.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 28, 2022 8:28 pm

Should be to say not today !

cohenite
April 28, 2022 8:29 pm

I don’t get this. Higgins has made a serious accusation of rape. Why would she then mention anything other than the rape accusation to her counselor. It doesn’t make sense.

Her initial story was she was pissed and unconscious. If the transcript of her counselling, which is legal to be obtained by the defendant, states she was unaware of any sex or provides any doubt that rape occurred then it is exculpatory. As to sense and reason give me an example of where lefties have ever made sense.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 28, 2022 8:29 pm

Wow just perused the headlines, Grace’s tears. Any shred of credibility she had left is now utterly in tatters. Add AOTY as well with it’s latest recipient jumping on the partisan bandwagon as well.

As for the election, I have changed my view from a few months back where I thought an ALP landslide. I think it is likely to be close after Albo’s first couple of weeks and frenzied desperation to cover for him from some media quarters. LNP IMO in north Queensland will retain most of what it has. Leichardt is the only one in danger. SEQ however could be a different story.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 8:31 pm

H B Bear says:
April 28, 2022 at 8:13 pm
Unless someone was raised in a car I don’t want to hear about it.

Conceived in the sleeper bunk of a Kenworth at a truck stop in Katherine and grew up living in a shipping container behind a servo fighting the stray dogs for the shit ends of discarded dim sims.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 8:33 pm

Camperdown in the mid 60s-70s would not have been particularly flash. Plenty of run down terraces, student digs and a variety of derros.

Around 78 the place started to be gentrified, by the 90s there were still some fixer-upperers but they were rare and relatively expensive.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 8:34 pm

Conceived in the sleeper bunk of a Kenworth at a truck stop in Katherine and grew up living in a shipping container behind a servo fighting the stray dogs for the shit ends of discarded dim sims.

Looxury! Used to live in hole in middle of the road we did.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 28, 2022 8:46 pm

Latest global environmental emergency: we’re reaching peak sand!

UN warns of looming sand crisis as population and city growth lead to surging demand

Global sand supplies are dwindling. At the current rate of consumption, we only have enough sand to last us until the expansion of the sun makes the Earth uninhabitable! Also, if we use up all of our sand, the sea will definitely rise even more because the beaches will disappear due to all of the sand mining.

We must take action now! I’m sure my local Teal candidate has a solution to address the looming sand crisis.

Dot
Dot
April 28, 2022 8:48 pm

LEL

Read the comments.

“Libs Of TikTok” Bigoted Owner EXPOSED By Taylor Lorenz

The Young Turks

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

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 8:49 pm

Pauline Hanson was on fire tonight on Kenny on Sky. She got stuck into the cretinous Liberals for preferencing the Tasmanian bush pig ahead of her, arguing correctly, that Lambie almost always votes with Labor and the Greens whereas Hanson works with the Liberals.

She’s right to be angry. The Liberals are spineless, cowardly, craven, gutless scum.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 28, 2022 8:49 pm

Modern blackboard chalk is made from Gypsum.

Not a lot of people know that.

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 8:50 pm

“Any shred of credibility she had left”

I wasn’t aware that she had any credibility to begin with.

Harlequin Decline
April 28, 2022 8:53 pm

calli says:
April 28, 2022 at 8:17 pm

Don’t forget underpants burning for warmth

I’ve seen that done, albeit by accident.

Cross country touring in the Snowies. We made camp and, with some difficulty started a fire in the snow.

My friend’s undercrackers (his only pair)were a bit damp from falling and sitting in the snow so he took them off, and hung them over the fire to dry.

They slipped off into the fire.

He fished them out, still a bit damp but where the arse would have been there was a burnt hole,charred around the edges.

He turned to me with a stunned look on his face and said-

‘Fuck me, how am I going to explain this to the missus?’

Bruce in WA
April 28, 2022 8:54 pm

OK, so it’s only Thursday. Don’t care. We need some music.

What a voice!

John H.
John H.
April 28, 2022 8:55 pm

Great to see some of those on the right such as Shapiro and James Woods suddenly picking up big numbers of new Twitter subscribers.

The mental health counsellors at Twitter must be working overtime due to Musk takeover.

The investors at Truth Social must be contacting their lawyers to see if they can get their money back.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

LNP IMO in north Queensland will retain most of what it has. Leichardt is the only one in danger.

Heh, saw the pinko lefty member has lost about 100kg of weight.
Not sure if this is due to worry or an Albo style .. er… diet + exercise … regime.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 28, 2022 9:01 pm

Conceived in the sleeper bunk of a Kenworth at a truck stop in Katherine and grew up living in a shipping container behind a servo fighting the stray dogs for the shit ends of discarded dim sims.

But don’t forget ‘culture’, the very important thing that kept this child there.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:01 pm

Bourne1879:

Libs of Tik Tok have had a sudden increase, 300,000, in subscribers and now at a million.

I don’t know how Twitter works. If people are paid (are they?) according to the number of followers, and the Twitter Board are refusing to count those followers, isn’t that fraud on Twitters behalf?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Paul Murray has spent an entire hour selling Kangaroo Island (& Harvey Norman)
A fantastic place. As a tourism promoter Paul Murray makes a great blacksmith.

Reporting from the island, telling us to “book a holiday right now” …. while sitting in front of a lit fireplace.

That’s the big drawback to SA in general, you’re hibernating for about 7 months of the year.

Bruce in WA
April 28, 2022 9:04 pm

I may have posted this link before, but even if I have, it’s worth repeating.

Who do you believe? The media, or your own lying eyes and ears?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 9:05 pm

But don’t forget ‘culture’, the very important thing that kept this child there.

Lizzie.
It’s my little joke about Albo using his humble upbringing to catch votes.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 28, 2022 9:06 pm

Pay that Cassie.

About to turn in. Noticed some more Mangos flowering up this way today. 2 months early than the normal July/Aug. Also noticed in pockets up coast this week and towards Mackay a couple weeks ago though was unsure then. Uncommon but have seen every now & then. Something has triggered them.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:08 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 9:11 pm

PNG landowners threaten ban on Australian tours over compliance rift
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Rhiannon Down
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20 minutes ago April 28, 2022
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Thousands of Australians may be barred from making the popular pilgrimage along the historic Kokoda Trail on the 80th anniversary of the World War II campaign, after claims of exploitation and illegal practices by tour operators that have seen local landowners block the track.

The walking track in Papua New Guinea, which marks the site of one of Australia’s most significant military engagements, was blocked earlier this month when resource custodians protested against the tour companies.

The group formed a human blockade on April 16 near the village of Kovelo with a makeshift barrier fashioned from “sticks and coconut leaves” to take a stand against the widespread practice of Australian companies running tours without being certified as a foreign operator.

Landowners have also ­accused operators of dodging their tax responsibilities, failing to hire enough PNG guides and mistreating porters.

They blame the Kokoda Track Authority – which is funded by the Australian government’s Kokoda Initiative – for allowing the transgressions to continue for years “under their noses”.

They are also demanding overdue payments from the ­initiative be ­released to custodians.

Some have warned that it could spell difficulties in Australia’s relationship with PNG and help China’s bid to gain a stronger foothold in the region.

The track was reopened on April 18 – allowing the first commercial trekking groups since the start of the pandemic to pass – after police and KTA head Julius Wargirai raced to the scene and the PNG government agreed to sit down with the custodians.

Resource custodian Kila Sibolo, who led the blockade, accused some tour operators of “coming in as our colonial masters”, demanding that foreign operators making a profit pay what they owe.

“They have no regard for our laws so we have to remind them that we have laws that need to be complied with,” he said.

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 9:13 pm
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 9:16 pm

Feeling really good at the moment. You don’t know you’re not in top form until you improve.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it takes over six months to get the last vestiges of those shit vaccines out of your system.

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 9:19 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 28, 2022 9:20 pm

At the airport Duty Free with not many people around the young woman serving us couldn’t hide her delight. It’s so nice to see you people back, she enthused. “You people” meant well-heeled, middle-class active retirees out doing some skiing in long-haul destinations. She got all of that from the Boarding Pass. Happy to be doing it, we enthused back.

The flight was uneventful on a smooth A380, minor turbulance once only. We are now near Istanbul, says my husband, an avid follower of ‘the map’ onscreen. To the right Odessa and Mariopol with all of its current horrors, to the left the world of peaceful civilisation; although as we flew on the names of unknown towns and cities passed us by. We did transit at Dubai in the Emirates Lounge (codeshare Qantas). It was quite busy and seats were starting to tables to double up. Is it OK if we sit here, I enquired, and he nodded agreeement. You could tell even sitting down that he was was about six foot foot stretching out. Are you an oil company worker? I asked as I thanked him, because he was wearing a t-shirt saying OIL MAN. Yes, m’aam, replied his Texal drawl. We started to talk about travel being on the move again, and he said he’d been working in Saudi Arabia, moving back and forth to Texas quite a lot, but that he’d got stuck in ‘The Kingdom’ as he called it during 2020, due to fly out the day after everything there shut down completely.

We shared experiences of that time, with us being in Louisiana and having to hurry back to Australia before they shut the gates on us. In all of his politeness he let us know that he was a Trump supporter, hoping for a change at the mid-terms. We said we thought Trump was on the right track too, which pleased him. He told us he was ‘a driller’, definitely at the businss end of oil production. Had drilling halted in the US even in Texas? I asked.

He laughed. Drillers gotta drill, m’aam, he replied.
Glad to hear it, I said as he waved goodbye to get his flight.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 28, 2022 9:21 pm

‘Skiing’ in our generation, for those who don’t know, is ‘spending the kids’ inheritance’.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:21 pm

ZK2A:

Some have warned that it could spell difficulties in Australia’s relationship with PNG and help China’s bid to gain a stronger foothold in the region.

Hands up all those who didn’t see this coming?
It looks like someone has their eye on PNG & Ok Tedi resources.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 9:23 pm

Ahahaha! Rosie!

He looks like an angry old lesbian.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 9:31 pm

Hands up all those who didn’t see this coming?
It looks like someone has their eye on PNG & Ok Tedi resources.

I don’t normally go in for conspiracy theories, but why am I left with the feeling that the fate of this country is to be isolated from any Allies, and have to come to terms, without a shot being fired?

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 28, 2022 9:35 pm

Why are we believing the 14,000 Russian war dead number again – because the Brits said so?

My goodness.

You know one reason why I tend to believe the Russian number of killed is closer to the mark? They give a precise number. Not some nice, round, easily-disgested number. ‘Oh we think it’s got to be I guess about 14k dead Russian soldiers, or maybe 140k? Whatever you’re dumb enough to believe…should we add another zero, will they buy it? probably lol’

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 28, 2022 9:36 pm

callisays:
April 28, 2022 at 8:07 pm
I recall “blackboards” being decidedly green.

Which makes them environmentally friendly and offensive only to aliens.

But difficult for those males among us afflicted with colour blindness, when certain colours of chalk are used.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:38 pm

ZK2A:

I don’t normally go in for conspiracy theories, but why am I left with the feeling that the fate of this country is to be isolated from any Allies, and have to come to terms, without a shot being fired?

It’s not a conspiracy theory – it’s a realistic consequence of the path our Unity Party has led us.

johanna
johanna
April 28, 2022 9:38 pm

Camperdown in the mid 60s-70s would not have been particularly flash. Plenty of run down terraces, student digs and a variety of derros.

Yep, it’s hard to believe in this era post gentrification, but in those days people who lived in the inner city aspired to flee to the suburbs. The inner west was worse than the inner eastern suburbs – the terrace houses were smaller and shabbier, most didn’t have indoor bathrooms or toilets, and the populace was correspondingly poorer.

OTOH, compared to the outer suburbs it did have the advantage of good public transport and closeness to facilities like schools, hospitals etc.

John H.
John H.
April 28, 2022 9:44 pm

This is an extension on the 2015 law. History has demonstrated that countries always misrepresent the number dead. That Putin character is a champion of free speech. Such a good bloke.

Vladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace – a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.

The Russian president has amended a decree to extend the list of state secrets to include information on casualties during special operations when war has not been declared, among other changes. He has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian rebellion in Ukraine.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:47 pm

Obviously there’s something about Net Zero Watch that isn’t liked.

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 9:51 pm

“I am told this morning that Apple and Google will remove Twitter from the App Store if it does not moderate and remove hate speech under @ElonMusk.”

This reeks of desperation. They did this with Parler. But Musk is a different kettle of fish and I don’t think he’ll take any of these threats from progressive scum lying down.

One good thing about the Musk take over of Twitter and the ensuing leftist conniptions is that it has, once and for all, completely and utterly exposed the left’s loathing of any speech but their own and the fact is that they don’t even bother to try to hide their desire to censor and ban speech they don’t like.

Memo to Shaun King, fake black man, why doesn’t he build his own platform?

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 9:51 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 9:54 pm

UN warns of looming sand crisis

The UN should relocate their headquarters to the middle of the Sahara, just in case.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 10:08 pm

UN warns of looming sand crisis

Hard to believe but it’s even a problem in WA – at least for the cement guys who dredge it off the coast. Sand isn’t all sand it seems. Or maybe it’s gypsum or gluten. I’m not a biologist.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 10:21 pm

Tame talks women, politics and family with Albanese
Katina Curtis
By Katina Curtis
April 28, 2022 — 3.32pm

Grace Tame has revealed senior Labor frontbencher Penny Wong sounded her out about politics, in an interview the former Australian of the Year did with Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese for a women’s lifestyle magazine.

In the InStyle interview, conducted in early March and published on Thursday, Albanese and Tame talk about the strong women in their lives, constitutional recognition for Indigenous people and diversity in Labor’s ranks and parliament.

“Where I grew up there was a much better chance of going to jail than going to parliament,” Albanese says, after a lengthy discussion about his childhood with a single mother in public housing.

Tame replies: “I don’t know, sometimes when I watch all that I wonder where I’d rather be! I was talking to Penny Wong yesterday and she said, would you consider being there?

“But I think it’s probably better if I wasn’t because I don’t know how I would contain myself.”

Wong’s office said the conversation wasn’t an approach to run for Labor but more of a general discussion at an International Women’s Day event about Tame’s interest in entering politics.

Tame has been asked about her political ambitions several times since rising to national prominence for her work as an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse. At the National Press Club last year, she offered an emphatic “noooooooo” when asked if she would enter the political fray.

Albanese tells Tame in the interview that he’s had many strong women in his life, from his mother to his former wife Carmel Tebbutt (a former NSW deputy premier) and his current partner Jodie Haydon, along with Labor colleagues.

“I’ve always had a lot of female friends as well as male friends. And that’s something that I really value,” he said.

His discussion of his mother’s tough life moved Tame to tears, and she shared about her mother’s upbringing in Tasmania as the youngest of five girls who would do whatever was needed to get by.

“Constitutional recognition for indigenous people” – can whoever forms Government after the next election, put this to the electorate as soon as possible, let the people have their say, accept whatever the will of the electorate is, and move on, for fvcks sake?

Dot
Dot
April 28, 2022 10:23 pm

Constitutional recognition for indigenous people

We already had that and it was awful.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

If only Albo had taken the alternate career option:

“Where I grew up there was a much better chance of going to jail than going to parliament,” Albanese says, after a lengthy discussion about his childhood with a single mother in public housing.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

..put this to the electorate as soon as possible, let the people have their say, accept whatever the will of the electorate is, and move on,

How’s that tactic working out with the same-sex marriage thing?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 10:27 pm

Sliding Doors

starring Albo and his stunt teeth.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 10:28 pm

Why are we believing the 14,000 Russian war dead number again – because the Brits said so?

A russian city of 300,000 is getting about 3 body bags a day. you can extrapolate from this, to somewhere around 10-20k dead.

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 10:30 pm

“Tame talks women, politics and family with Albanese”

Did Tame talk Kitching, bullying and mean girls with Albanese?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 10:31 pm

Sorry blackfellas that can is going to be kicked along for a while yet. Neither branch of the UniParty want that particular turkey hanging round their neck.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 10:33 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 10:34 pm

If only Albo had taken the alternate career option:

My grandfather once said that the Labor Party was made up of three classes of men – those who had been in gaol, those who were in gaol, and those who should be in gaol…

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 10:48 pm

The Liars have had a pretty good run. Unless I’m mistaken Eddie and his mate MacDonald were the last ones to get some stone college time. Thomo might be next by the sounds of it, although that is more of a Greatest Hits track.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 10:51 pm

Anyway, Sliante to all you horrible mob – Pharaoh, in Western Australia, has decreed that the unvaccinated may dine with the vaccinated in public, so a group of the usual suspects has reserved a table at the local pub, for an evening of drinking and telling dirty stories, tomorrow night. Local taxi service to collect us all, and drop us off… The Memsahib and I have a table booked at one of our favourite eateries, in the Swan Valley, for Sunday lunch.

Gabor
Gabor
April 28, 2022 10:55 pm

Not a bad little earner.
According to Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA)
Russia earned 62 B euros from coal, gas and oil export in the last two months.

Among those doing business with Russia are, BP, a Shell and ExxonMobil.

John H.
John H.
April 28, 2022 11:16 pm

dover0beachsays:
April 28, 2022 at 10:34 pm
Vladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace – a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.

Has anyone here argued Putin’s Russia is the apogee of free speech? No. How’s Zelensky’s Ukraine on transparency about casualities, damage, etc. But to return to the point, this law is not being observed given I keep seeing the portraits of fallen Russian soldiers on Twitter (usually accompanied by egregious shitposting but that’s another story).

In one day Russia has arrested hundreds of anti-war protestors. That the twitter accounts continue is most probably because they are too busy rounding up protestors on the street. For example one report claims 5,000 were detained in one day. That’s will be exhausting for their security forces. Putin is a dictatorial asshole that should be hung in the town square .

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 28, 2022 11:20 pm

Joe Biden’s Plan To Compensate Ukraine Using Seized Russia Oligarch Assets

This would enable “transfer of the proceeds of forfeited kleptocratic property to Ukraine to remediate harms of Russian aggression,” the White House said in a statement.

So, property deemed by Party A to be stolen from Party B, is forfeited to Party A and then given to Party C.

About as arse as Putin’s Big Adventure itself.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:29 pm

According to Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA)
Russia earned 62 B euros from coal, gas and oil export in the last two months.

That’s a problem if you’re supposed to be at war with them. Still, nearly summer for what’s that worth.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 11:37 pm

In one day Russia has arrested hundreds of anti-war protestors. That the twitter accounts continue is most probably because they are too busy rounding up protestors on the street. For example one report claims 5,000 were detained in one day. That’s will be exhausting for their security forces. Putin is a dictatorial asshole that should be hung in the town square .

What young Russians think about Putin?
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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 28, 2022 11:44 pm

Before “the masks finally come off” in WA, I’d like to say out loud that the order for primary school children to cover their faces for fear of an invisible virus has been the last straw for my youngest kid.
She’s now at nervous paranoid exhaustion, and it’s a struggle to get her out of bed, eating, or attending school. She’s running a mental roster in her head of other households which have gone down with the rona, and when. She wears a fresh blue paper mask at all times when she’s out over the bridge- the mental front door of the farm- even when I famously never do. She’s in extended classes and the music program at school- like me she’s got a good memory if a poor work ethic- but her disrupted attendance is actually making me feel bad that she’s taken a spot of another battler. She loves her netball and ballet, but hasn’t been able to get through the door or attend training.
My wife’s at her wits’ end, she’s at the coalface of trying to hold it all together. She- wife- is also at a juncture where she diesn’t want to get jabbed a third time, having suffered inflammatory reaction which has her hardly able to use her left arm, would need it for work, but is weighing up home schooling. Her professional income is a blessing for the house- and although we’re refinancing, having set up a body to buy the farm at last, I can only see increased expenses and a market in recession, or depression, so we’ll have to be very careful how far I stick my neck out.
There’s a waiting list a mile long for mental health counselling. (Social workers and psychs are overwhelmingly women- young women are overwhelmingly opting out of the jab command- there’s rivers of taxpayer healthcare money… and consult rooms standing empty, while remaining consultants are booked out from 7 AM to 9 PM. Eejits.)
In two and a half hours, I’m allowed back in the pub. I would rather not go. If I do go, have to tell anyone who’ll listen that while the Premier has free reign in his state of emergency, we’re none of us free, and it could be masks on, purebloods out and bend over for the cold steel at any moment.
I habitually tell my kids hard truths. I’ll explain my opinions, and take the edge of judgment of others, but I’ll state the what and why when it comes down to brass tacks. I never shy away from it, even when there’s bystanders who might be miffed- if anything, I’ll say, change my mind if you can.
Maybe it’s the wrong thing to do around the tender younguns.
It’ll be a long haul to get back to normal, and our kids’ normal will never go back to the heaven on earth that was 2019.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 28, 2022 11:55 pm

‘The Wagner Group’

I thought they owned and operated Toowoomba.

Zipster
April 28, 2022 11:58 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 28, 2022 11:59 pm

Tullamarine Airport.

80/20 mask wearing. Like TE recently, walked all the way through Terminal 3 without same with nary a glance made my way, let alone a word said.

No cops, no Covid marshals. Even smoked in a non smoking area.

Holding the line is hard work.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 29, 2022 12:02 am

What young Russians think about Putin?

I was impressed with the youngsters. Straight, direct and often thoughtful. I suspect that if he’d asked young Americans about Biden you’d have got much less informed answers and a lot of giggling.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2022 12:10 am

Sort of like Melbourne during a lockdown.

Dude.

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2022 12:11 am

For example one report claims 5,000 were detained in one day.

some reports claim cutting yr dick off is inclusive

Zipster
April 29, 2022 12:18 am
Dot
Dot
April 29, 2022 12:26 am

Pot bellied? elitist vampires.

Salty on Megan Fox stating up all night and drinking BLOOD!

Don’t stick your pickle in the crazy fish taco.

https://youtu.be/T-OrrGBw9nk

Gabor
Gabor
April 29, 2022 2:01 am

Yeah, so much for Poland not wanting Russian gas.
Now she buys the same from Germany. If not so serious a matter it would be a laugh.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2022 2:53 am

Labels are important. Ask a Kardashian.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2022 3:21 am

Of course they do.
$3000 taxpayer subsidy will go down a treat from Cranbourne to Craigieburn.

Independents want three in four new cars to be electric by 2030 paywalled at afr

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2022 3:34 am

“The outbreak was first reported this month in the United Kingdom – which has registered 111 cases, mostly in children under 10 – and has since been identified in at least 12 countries.”

Deadly mystery hepatitis outbreak spreads to Asia as cases near 200 children

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2022 4:18 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 29, 2022 4:31 am

Thanks, Tom. The liberal press head explosion seems to be accurate.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 29, 2022 5:37 am

“Where I grew up there was a much better chance of going to jail than going to parliament,” Albanese says, after a lengthy discussion about his childhood with a single mother in public housing.

You could say that about anywhere and you’d be right.
Bellevue Hill, Camberwell, Ascot …

… much better chance of going to jail …

Albo’s from the mean streets.

2dogs
2dogs
April 29, 2022 5:49 am
132andBush
132andBush
April 29, 2022 6:26 am

Tom says:
April 28, 2022 at 4:55 pm

The idea the LNP is a broad church that can accommodate corrupt communist carpetbaggers alongside free marketeers is an invention by the party’s communists currently getting rich off renewable energy subsidies that will never succeed in anything more than making the poor pay for the rich’s feel-good fantasies.

The end result is a prime minister who believes in nothing but that he’s not as bad as the alternative. Morrison is goading the party faithful to desert him by relying on useful green idiots like Dave Sharma for a workable majority.

Needs repeating.

From the Farewell to Sharma thread.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2022 6:29 am

“Although the U.S. still claims to be the “land of the free,” it long ago shifted from being a republican to an imperial power. The resulting costs over the last two decades have been high. Needlessly sliding into war with Russia would be far worse.

In aiding Ukraine, American officials should remember that their responsibility is to the U.S. first. Indeed, they should reread Washington’s Farewell Address. Yes to helping friendly states under attack. No to becoming a slave to foreign interests. Unfortunately, U.S. policymakers increasingly fail to distinguish between the two.”

Former Reagan assistant Doug Bandow on America’s current foreign folly.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2022 6:33 am

The idea the LNP is a broad church that can accommodate corrupt communist carpetbaggers alongside free marketeers is an invention by the party’s communists currently getting rich off renewable energy subsidies that will never succeed in anything more than making the poor pay for the rich’s feel-good fantasies.

It’s John Howard’s invention, actually.

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 29, 2022 6:48 am

The left media are making things up about Musk.
He’s a “sociopath and a free speech absolutist”!

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 29, 2022 6:50 am

One of life’s experience reality bites is that the Howard government was as good as it gets.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2022 6:51 am

H B Bearsays:
April 29, 2022 at 2:53 am
Labels are important. Ask a Kardashian.

Fat?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2022 6:58 am

Christian Adams.

Thanks Tom! I’m amused the MSM is going on and on about one maskless party while a humongous green elephant is stomping around and destroying Britain.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2022 7:01 am

Today on Medium’s Crazy Cat Laydee Pages: Responding to crazy:

Some Guy

1 day ago (edited)

I haven’t followed any of the trial but this was on the internet yesterday:

To close the trial with a golden pin, Johnny Depp’s lawyers showed an audio where Amber Heard tells Depp that no one will believe him because he is a man.

“Tell the world Johnny, tell the world, I, Johnny Depp, a white man, I’m a victim of domestic violence and see who believes you, see how many people take your side.”

These were the words of Amber Heard.

The lawyers then asked Johnny; and what did you say about it?

He said yes I am.

The original shit show of an article:

https://medium.com/the-
no%C3%B6sphere/amber-heards-case-is-actually-a-perfect-example-of-how-patriarchy-works-fe2929044180

Amber Heard’s Case Is Actually A Perfect Example of How Patriarchy Works…and how insidious it can be

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2022 7:12 am

Japan’s Unconditional Surrender Is Actually An Example of How America Lost World War Two…and how Americans suffered directly from the two atomic bombings.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2022 7:17 am

The left media are making things up about Musk.

They lie about everything. Literally.

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2022 7:34 am

Oh goodness me, Allegra Da Big Spenda is a hypocrite. Who knew? Laws, rules, by-laws et al are clearly for little people. Rules for thee but not for me. However I shouldn’t be surprised at such hypocrisy and double standards, this is the same verminous hypocrite who claimed in last week’s debate that she can’t get solar panels because she lives in a “strata area”. I’m still struggling to understand exactly what a “strata area” is. I know people who live in “strata blocks” and “strata buildings” but a “strata area”? Is there a suburb in the eastern suburbs that I don’t know about called “Strata”?

“Power pole fracas for Allegra Spender
Remy Varga

Ausgrid has been forced to take down campaign material belonging to the independent candidate for Wentworth Allegra Spender after she refused to remove the posters and corflutes from power poles in the electorate.

Incumbent Liberal MP Dave Sharma said it was hypocritical of Ms Spender to campaign on integrity but refuse to comply with rules around campaign material.

Ms Spender less than two-weeks ago said she would remove the election campaign material from the poles after being approached by Ausgrid.

The daughter of former Liberal frontbencher John Spender and late fashion designer Carla Zampatti said on Thursday she’d received legal advice that she was under no obligation to remove her corflutes from power poles in the eastern suburbs.

She said her campaign was being “picked out” because of complaints made by the Liberal Party, and said previous campaigns had allowed campaign material on power poles.

“We were advised by a Senior Counsel that the campaign was not in breach of the Electricity Supply Act and (we were) not under any immediate obligation to remove the signs,” she said.

“We were also advised the Electricity Supply Act does not currently entitle Ausgrid to remove corflutes. For community candidates who do not have party infrastructure and electorate office funding, corflutes are a central campaign element,” she said.

It is understood Ausgrid workers began removing corflutes from power poles in the electorate on Wednesday. Of the 70 removed, about 95 per cent belonged to Ms Spender.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 29, 2022 7:42 am

Zipstersays:
April 28, 2022 at 10:28 pm
Why are we believing the 14,000 Russian war dead number again – because the Brits said so?

A russian city of 300,000 is getting about 3 body bags a day. you can extrapolate from this, to somewhere around 10-20k dead.

That may well be how the number was derived.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2022 7:45 am

“We were advised by a Senior Counsel that the campaign was not in breach of the Electricity Supply Act and (we were) not under any immediate obligation to remove the signs,” she said.

Whatever the law does or doesn’t say, it’s common sense that public infrastructure is not there to serve as a hoarding for corflutes or any other advertising material.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2022 7:57 am

Henry Payne. Outstanding.

‘The divine right of public health officials.’

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2022 8:04 am

Oh lookie here…

“Questions raised over Jo Dyer’s UK citizenship

Independent South Australian candidate Jo Dyer is facing questions about her eligibility to run for parliament amid issues with her attempt to revoke her dual citizenship.

Ms Dyer is the independent candidate for Boothby, the state’s most marginal seat at the federal election, and has dual British ­citizenship.

She told the Adelaide ­Advertiser she had applied to ­rescind her British citizenship ­before she announced her candidacy, but it was yet to processed.

Ms Dyer said the British government had informed her the application would be delayed by several months due to Covid.

In her qualification checklist, Ms Dyer had declared the “date of losing foreign citizenship” was December 8 last year.

Along with her signed declaration, she had supplied a supporting document showing her application to Britain’s Home Office was “submitted” on the same date. The British government received her application at 6.53am that morning with a payment of £372 but there is no ­evidence showing it was processed or the citizenship revoked.

The Australian Constitution requires any federal candidate who is a “citizen or subject of a ­foreign power” to be disqualified from being elected as a member of parliament.”

Hmm….a few thoughts….

How awkward. Dyer is ineligible.

Someone in the comments section has written the following…

“Jo Dyer must know very well the importance of evidence and when there is none it’s unwise to pursue a course of action that relies on it.”

I presume this commentator is being “facetious”. Because as we all know, since when does Dyer care about such trivialities as the “importance of evidence”? LOL. Despite the lack of any evidence, Dyer has participated in the assassination of a man’s character. He’s had his career ruined despite there being no, none, zero, nada, zilch evidence, the only “evidence” vomited up by Dyer and her cabal of female South Australian cronies were the ramblings of an insane women who’d carried a torch for the man for three decades.

Oh and I wonder if Jo Dyer, one of Simon’s cuties, currently running in the electorate of Boothby, is being stalked, has had excrement thrown at her electoral offices, had seen her electoral office daubed with words such as “bitch” and “c-nt” etc, and is being abused daily? We all know what Liberal MP Nicolle Flint endured. Don’t be silly Cassie, of course not. Jo Dyer, being of the left, is being accorded great respect.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 29, 2022 8:09 am

public infrastructure

The senior council are using pedantry to cover stupidity.
Why would Ausgrid possibly not want people interfering with power infrastructure in any way?
Carrying thousands of volts perhaps.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2022 8:09 am

Stefanovic the Elder on SiL’s FTA shitshow is spruiking Covid 19 pills available at chemists.

He didn’t specify whether they cured the coof or gave it to you.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2022 8:11 am

Why are we believing the 14,000 Russian war dead number again – because the Brits said so?

New total today….

‘F***!’ Russian troops admit ‘25,900 dead’ after 2 months of war in intercepted phone call (Express, 28 Apr)

Picking numbers for Lotto is probably a better use of time I have to say. This one is from a SBU intercept of a phone call, apparently.

(I will now pop into my closet and put on my flame-proof asbestos underpants.)

P
P
April 29, 2022 8:13 am

Sarah Ferguson to repace Leigh Sales.

calli
calli
April 29, 2022 8:14 am

“Where I grew up there was a much better chance of going to jail than going to parliament,” Albanese says, after a lengthy discussion about his childhood with a single mother in public housing.

Garbage. I said Camperdown in the 60s was run down, not infested with criminals.

Although, rare as it may be, Albo might be able to achieve both if he tries hard enough. Such a thing is not altogether unknown.

calli
calli
April 29, 2022 8:15 am

I thought Ferguson was going to China to head up the ABC’s branch office there.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2022 8:15 am

The performing Teals; smug self-satisfied, the hardships attached to higher energy prices won’t affect them.
Gosh, a $3000 taxpayer subsidy for the latest electric car can go towards the Aspen ski trip.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2022 8:18 am

Even Ed made the counterpoint, given relative populations of prisons and parliaments, growing up anywhere there is more chance of going to the former than the later.

  1. Headline of the day: The Matildas and Arsenal weapon tasked with filling Kerr-sized hole Fnarrr.

  2. And puts lie to the media’s claim that he held a firearms licence “for recreational purposes”.

  3. The word doing the rounds (as yet unsubstantiated) is a total ban on “recreational” firearm use. Can see a lot…

  4. Outstanding. Just outstanding commentary on the current semitic sentiment in this country. The back end of a Gray Connolly piece…

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