Open Thread – Weekend 14 May 2022


Overgrown pond at the edge of the forest (Siverskaya), Ivan Shishkin, 1883

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Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
May 14, 2022 12:06 am

One week to go…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
May 14, 2022 12:08 am

Too late for Rabz’s ’60s thread:

https://youtu.be/rnkuRQ8tjIE

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 14, 2022 12:08 am

Bugger, 3rd

ArthurB
ArthurB
May 14, 2022 12:11 am

Fourth (best evah!!)

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
May 14, 2022 12:12 am

I didn’t know that song until I came across it on INXS’ Deckadance EP cassette (as found on YouTube). Where’s that come from? The answer was not far away.

Decadance version.

John H.
John H.
May 14, 2022 12:17 am

Beautiful painting DB. Thanks.

ArthurB
ArthurB
May 14, 2022 12:26 am

According to some of the American sites that I read, the USA is heading for a civil war, some commentators think that the nation may implode.

Recently I came across the work of an American who calls himself Charlie Bo, he appears to be a photo journalist, he is recording the state of the nation by driving around American cities armed only with a video camera, and posting videos on YouTube. I have watched some of them, and am horrified at how so many cities have become like third world slums. I think there are various causes, such as the shutting down of industries such as steelworks, car factories etc, but also in some of the cities, particularly those run by the Democrats, there is anarchy, the police have given up trying to maintain any sort of order.

Watch the videos, and weep for what America has become.
CharlieBo313 – YouTube

ArthurB
ArthurB
May 14, 2022 12:28 am
areff
areff
May 14, 2022 12:32 am

Mini-melee of urgers handing out HTVs at early booth today in Altona. Had to walk their gauntlet to get inside. Young Labor lass was literally walking backwards in front of me, trying to press the faster roadmap to national decline unto my manly breast. Likewise some aggressive, patchouli-scented weed, perhaps male but only God and his tailor knows for sure, handing out Greens bilge.

The one notable absence: LDP volunteers, which is a pity as Limbick, head of the Senate ticket, has been the closest thing to an opposition we’ve seen in Victoria over these past two and a half miserable years..

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 12:34 am

Sancho Panzer:

I’m sure there are others, but which ones deserve to be called TrAiTorS and which ones can be given a free pass as having taken a reasonable decision?
Show your workings.

I refused because I’m a grumpy old fart from the National Grumpy Old Fart Church.
Also I’m a committed Contrarian with Sadistic Tendencies.
So, up yours.
Shithead.

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 1:00 am

Arthur B:
The Democrats and RINOs have certainly done a number on the US. I think partition is the only way out of the mess without a Civil War.
And I certainly hope the ‘Republican’ side put in the proviso that military forces from any nation entering former US territory will be a casus belli.

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 1:20 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/horror-tyrannical-government-canada-will-pay-euthanize-poor-continue-living-dignity-video/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=2022-05-12

As of last year, the Canadian government is now offering to pay to euthanize people who are “too poor to continue living with dignity.” Anyone who feels as such – the tyrannical state would like to foot the bill for their suicide.

Gabor
Gabor
May 14, 2022 2:07 am

Unless it’s an opening gambit for ‘negotiations’ ie. money for nothing, Erdogan of Turkey says no to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:01 am

Johannes Leak. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
May 14, 2022 4:15 am
Top Ender
Top Ender
May 14, 2022 4:26 am

Thanks for the ‘toons, Tom.

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 4:50 am

Trucking firms are warning employees of an “imminent fuel shortage in the Eastern half of the US.”

Trucking insiders are blaming this shortage on Joe Biden’s move to divert US fuel to Europe so they can ween off Russian oil.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/another-crisis-looming-major-trucking-firms-prepare-imminent-diesel-shortage-eastern-half-us-blame-emergency-joe-biden/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailyam&ff_content=2022-05-13

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 14, 2022 6:14 am

A good one from Tina Norton but Johannes Leak is best on ground. And so far best for the year except for all his Dan Andrews ones.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 14, 2022 6:14 am

Thank you Tom

Zipster
May 14, 2022 6:31 am
Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 14, 2022 6:35 am

Meat prices. Yesterday My local butcher was selling scotch fillet for $68.15 per kilo. That was outrageous….and extremely delicious. I was all over that steak like Richard Marles over Beijing instructions.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 14, 2022 6:43 am

The BBC’s Hard Talk host exceeded his usual leftoid partisanship in the latest program. He sounded as if he’s fully signed on with the Demonrats like Schumer, Nadler, Pelosi and Shiff. The BBC never has a problem with anything the current regime does. The Republican candidate (an escapee from the USSR) was exercised to rebut his relentless attacks, however she spoke well and at full speed.
In other “coverage”, I noted that the beeb is careful now to say that the Al Jazeera reporter lady was shot, but avoiding saying it was the Israelis what done it. Not so careful with their reporting that Israeli police laid into mourners with their batons!
Perhaps Cassie has some info on this.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 14, 2022 6:46 am

excellent work by Mark Knight, and Areff in comment above the toons.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 14, 2022 6:48 am

In other “coverage”, I noted that the beeb is careful now to say that the Al Jazeera reporter lady was shot, but avoiding saying it was the Israelis what done it.

Yeah, that story smells.

‘What is PA hiding in refusing a joint investigation?’ (12 May)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s International Spokeswoman, Keren Hajioff questioned why the Palestinian Authority stubbornly refused to allow a joint investigation into a the death of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh.

“Shireen Abu Aqleh’s death is a tragedy. There’s no other word for it. She was an experienced journalist, whom many of my own colleagues used to work with,” Hajioff said.

“We have to get to the bottom of what happened — to find the truth and only the truth. Israel asked the Palestinians to conduct a joint investigation to find out what caused Shireen’s tragic death, but the Palestinians refused.

“Why are they rejecting a joint investigation? What exactly are they trying to hide?” she asked.

I think we all can guess.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 6:52 am

Meat prices. Yesterday My local butcher was selling scotch fillet for $68.15 per kilo. That was outrageous….and extremely delicious. I was all over that steak like Richard Marles over Beijing instructions.

No joke, start buying shares in cows on small non factory farms. It’s capitalism, green and literally grass roots.

Everyone is happy.

Only capital you need is a chest freezer and initial outlay.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 6:57 am

I wonder if Reds under the Bed actually resonates with the breakfast TV crew? For me- just something else to throw into the mix, in what is always only a two horse race.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 7:00 am

Oh my god.

Truly one of the worst articles ever written on the Laydee Pages on Medium.

Quite an infamous achievement.

https://thesannilark.medium.com/men-use-babies-to-humble-women-a3e294df9804

Yes, men are using babies.

Who’s having all of the abortions?

Women need to understand that babies really are for men. For them, children are more than little humans to love and provide for. They are conveniently utilized as tools used to measure how much sexual value a woman has.

???

A commenter rips in:

Awful writing from a genuinely awful person. The arguments made are fork-tender, come apart at the slightest inspection. Take this little snippet:
“…men see those kids and they make all sorts of assumptions. One, that you weren’t good enough for a man to stay. And two, that you are less valuable because you have kids.”
The first is true the general sense. You chose a man. You had a kid or kids with him. And now he’s gone. Either you chose a bad man, which is on you, or you chose a good man, and then drove him away, which is also on you. To state “you are less valuable because you have kids,” is also true, but (and get this, ladies, because many of you seem to fail when making this connection) ONLY TO OTHER MEN. To a good man whose children you have borne, you are the most valuable thing in the entire world. Mafia guys, the filthiest scum in the criminal underworld, have put guys in the ground for disrespecting “the mother of my children.” Ms. Lark is, quite simply, at the awful crossroads of a pathological, decadent existence coupled with the lack of accountability that women enjoy and continue to enjoy. She’s headed for a cliff at 90 mph and shouting to other women “Room for one more, all you empowered ladies!”
Her greatest success, to my delight, will be her lack of children. It’s the one bright spot in the article.

Comments also star fraudulent women creeper Ossiana Tefpenhart who hates other men and thinks his boy pussy can be impregnated.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 7:01 am

Dot is spruiking time share cows on the Gold Coast.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 14, 2022 7:03 am

Just clicked to Sky News main page and I think I’ve just blown my incredulity chip again. Top story:

Independent candidate for Wentworth Allegra Spender praises China’s ‘incredible’ climate response effort (13 May)

How can any human be this thick?

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 7:06 am

Consultant for the CCP of the PRC?

My preferred currency is big fat Also bags, stuffed full of other currencies.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 7:06 am

ALDI

This autocorrect is tyrannical.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 7:12 am

Fair Shake says:
May 14, 2022 at 6:35 am
Meat prices. Yesterday My local butcher was selling scotch fillet for $68.15 per kilo. That was outrageous….and extremely delicious. I was all over that steak like Richard Marles over Beijing instructions.

Fundamentally the direct result of low prices for beef for many years when compared to the likes of lamb and the cheap abundance of chicken.
Add on the far reduced kill capacity caused by government and the need for processors to satisfy existing contract customers overseas you get to $68.18.
The only way to pick up supply is another feedlot expansion as was the case decades ago and the price incentive for farmers to supply backgrounder cattle.
This won’t happen in the short term as booming grain prices make the margins for feedlots razor thin and the current unpredictable kill capacity leads to carrying stock past their weight target.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 7:21 am

Bruce of Newcastle says:
May 14, 2022 at 7:03 am
Just clicked to Sky News main page and I think I’ve just blown my incredulity chip again. Top story:

What’s truly amazing is Spenda and her mates believe official data produced by the Chinese state. Anyone who does business there knows it’s political in nature and not a true reflection of on ground works.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 7:22 am

Forget steak. Think mutton.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 7:24 am

Teals make you look back on Mediscare with nostalgia.

Crossie
Crossie
May 14, 2022 7:24 am

I first heard Jackson performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 7:26 am

Don’t Think Muttonbird, It’s White Supremacist, Think Puffins.

We Need A Government Department Overseeing The Puffin Industry.

Hunter Cliff Safety, Slaughtering, Food Safety, There’s A Veritable Cottage Industry To Be Made.

/Ed Case off.

Crossie
Crossie
May 14, 2022 7:29 am

Gabor at 2:07 am, why does Turkey get a say in who joins NATO? They should be chucked out for refusing overflight rights to the US during a Middle East operation (can’t remember which one it was).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 7:43 am

Winston at 12:34.
Total non secateur.
The question was, which groups of vaxxed are deserving of a daily kicking and which should get a free pass?
Not an invitation to award yourself an elephant stamp and a gold star.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 7:47 am

Dot’s timeshare COWS.
A noble cause.

“They may take our lives, but they will never take our Friesians”

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 7:48 am

Does puffin taste like chicken? If so, why bother.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 14, 2022 7:49 am

Bring back wigs.

British Judges Rule Use of Term ‘Bald’ Can be Sexual Harassment (13 May)

A panel of three judges in the UK have ruled that the term “bald” constituted sexual harassment during an unfair dismissal case.

According to a report by The Telegraph, the panel found in favour of Tony Finn, who was allegedly referred to using the term “bald” by factory supervisor Jamie King during a row which broke out on the shop floor of a cask making company in West Yorkshire.

Having also been referred to as a term beginning with the letter “c” which was euphemistically referred to as being of “Anglo-Saxon” origin, Mr. Finn alleged that he was the victim of sexual harassment, a claim that the panel of three judges found to be substantiated.

“It is difficult to conclude other than that Mr King uttered those words with the purpose of violating [Mr Finn’s] dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for him,” The Telegraph notes the judges as ruling.

The US should rename their national bird the Follically Challenged Eagle.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:05 am

We Need A Government Department Overseeing The Puffin Industry.

A Puffin?
In Africa?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 8:07 am

Industrial relations cases make family law look pretty normal.

P
P
May 14, 2022 8:10 am

I first heard Jackson performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvD_NQrLFo

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 14, 2022 8:12 am

Mark Knight.

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into it

Whoopsies! Visited links go black so I press the other link by mistake.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 14, 2022 8:19 am

What’s truly amazing is Spenda and her mates believe official data produced by the Chinese state. Anyone who does business there knows it’s political in nature and not a true reflection of on ground works.

I worked with a Greenie once who questioned that I could therefore dismiss anything China claims on that basis.

My response was to the effect of “that’s how trust works”.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 14, 2022 8:22 am

Dot, at 7.00:

That excremental performance would draw a level of understanding – if not empathy – if its author, Ms Sanni Lark was not two things:

1. Self-described as a ‘childless misandrist’; and
2. With the appearance of one of those googley-eyed wobbly things once seen on dashboards. Eyes the size of golf balls peering out behind a wad of lank black hair reminiscent of something from the Addams Family.

I doubt very much she’s been asked to drop pups for all sorts of blokes ‘countless times’, and her daddy issues are extremely apparent. Clearly, Ms Lark is one of those horror shows that lurk in pubs on the mid-late shifts, hoping to snare an unwary tipsy fellow and get him out and in the cot before the ugly lights come on.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:22 am

Alternatives to beef.
Teal.
Brightly coloured birds that often nest close to the ocean.
Feeding patterns determined by the availability of locally sourced seasonal produce in discreet locations.
Behaviour patterns are prone to be erratic. Often seen in large noisy flocks but then quickly disperse on the approach of media hunters.
Preferred habitats are ABC studios and inner city bistros. These birds are rarely if ever seen away from the coast.

P
P
May 14, 2022 8:23 am

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
May 14, 2022 at 7:33 am

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
May 14, 2022 at 8:06 am

rickw
rickw
May 14, 2022 8:27 am

The question was, which groups of vaxxed are deserving of a daily kicking and which should get a free pass?

You decide. In the US the vast majority of state and company vax mandates ground to a halt due to the huge number of non complying workers and massive consumer backlash.

In Australia anyone resisting was steamrolled in short order because so many scared sheep had climbed over each other to get a hit of experimental therapy that doesn’t work.

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 8:28 am

Meat prices. Yesterday My local butcher was selling scotch fillet for $68.15 per kilo.
As an OAP I’m not sure which infuriates me more .. the butcher asking that price or the customer willing to pay it .. FFS!
Greens might be the way to go @ $88 a day not quite scotch fillet but maybe sausages more often …!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 14, 2022 8:29 am

Puffins are only 150mm high. Not a lot of sauce in that. Mate had some sort of French chook that grew to 4kg. His chef wife swore by them, more flavour.

calli
calli
May 14, 2022 8:34 am

Hmmm…non secateurs.

Would that be ad hack or post hack?

And thanks Rockdoctor for the tip. We won’t be going anywhere near Townsville or anywhere on the coast. Longreach through Goondiwindi and home via the New England.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 8:35 am

Ranga – that sounds like a bresse chicken. Can’t say that I’ve had one but they have a big reputation.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:35 am

Puffins are a tad hard to find in in these locales.
Fairy penguins just walk straight up to you. A beachside fire and a few penguins on a spit – heaven!

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 8:37 am

HBBear:

Dot is spruiking time share cows on the Gold Coast.

Nothing wrong with that.
If I wanted I could buy a couple of cows and put them on the local commons for a very small fee.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 14, 2022 8:39 am

A beachside fire and a few penguins on a spit – heaven!

You do need earplugs though. The ‘cheeping’ can get a bit strident at times.

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 8:40 am

Bruce O’Newk:

Independent candidate for Wentworth Allegra Spender praises China’s ‘incredible’ climate response effort (13 May)

How can any human be this thick?

She ain’t stupid, Bruce. She’s bought and paid for.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 8:40 am

I doubt very much she’s been asked to drop pups for all sorts of blokes ‘countless times’, and her daddy issues are extremely apparent. 

The opening paragraphs had “Things What Never Happened” written all over it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 8:40 am

Sounds like the commons cop it in the neck again from the puffin squattocracy.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:42 am

You do need earplugs though. The ‘cheeping’ can get a bit strident at times

Handy though.
When the cheeping stops you know they’re done.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
May 14, 2022 8:45 am

Calli.

If you decide to go through Glen Innes, have a meal in the Castlereagh Restaurant at the Great Central Hotel. (Disclaimer: I hereby declare a conflict of interest.)

?

Angus Black
Angus Black
May 14, 2022 8:47 am

There are any number of family and hobby farmers who will sell you a whole/half/quarter beast butchered to your requirements for a reasonable price. Check out the internet.

You just have to learn how to deal with the less common cuts. Make sure you ask for the heart, liver, kidneys, sweetbread…personally, I loath tripe (though my dad would kill for it-go figure)…normally there’s no extra charge for them or for boxes of bones for the dog or for making stock.

The only issue is that beef ain’t beef (in the sense that sugar is sugar)…so we grow our own. I, eg, have a small herd of largely bos indicus cows (basically Santa Gertrudis) which I cover with a Hereford…then I leave the calves with their mothers for 9 months and kill them as “vealers”. The result is great taste (Santas taste great but can be tough) but cut like butter because they’re young and still drinking milk. Even cuts like Blade roast as tasty and tender as you could wish. A real treat is to casserole the cheeks with slices of heart and liver (after a good brine soak) fresh from the kill while the carcass is hanging in the coolroom. The rest of the heart and liver I normally slice, vacuum pack and freeze…then add a pack of each to a celebratory fry up from time to time.

While not truely veal as such, the meat will substitute very well into most veal recipes too.

Now that, has made me hungry…just as well that I got a pack of rump steaks out of the freezer Thursday…

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:47 am

His chef wife swore by them, more flavour.

Swearing adds flavour.
Now I know why chefs produce such tasty dishes, they swear a lot.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 8:48 am

I doubt very much she’s been asked to drop pups for all sorts of blokes

Trying to think of the number of blokes I know that I can remember pleading and sobbing that they “need kids NOW!”.
Zero.
The number of women in their thirties who consumed every social gathering for years with long dissertations on their biological clock?
Four I can think of off the top.
And when they get on the fert drugs it cranks up to eleventy.

Winston Smith
May 14, 2022 8:52 am

Sancho Panzer:

I refused because I’m a grumpy old fart from the National Grumpy Old Fart Church.
Also I’m a committed Contrarian with Sadistic Tendencies.
So, up yours.
Shithead.

I was joking, Sancho.
But I’ll have the Elephant stamp and Gold star, thanks.

132andBush
132andBush
May 14, 2022 8:54 am

Alternatives to beef.
Teal.

All feathers.
No substance.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 8:54 am

With regards to infant formula in the US.

The biggest buyer of infant formula in the U.S. is WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which is run by the Department of Agriculture. Roughly half of women get formula from WIC. Rather than food stamps, which is a set amount of cash that can be used for most products, most states only allow women to buy formula from one company, though each company offers a bunch of different brands.

To save money, the government requires states to hold auctions to get the lowest price for formula. The problem is, state agencies use a complex rebating system to give the contract for the entire state to one manufacturer, and that contract can only be changed once every four years. Here’s the USDA explaining the program.

Typically, WIC State agencies obtain substantial discounts in the form of rebates from infant formula manufacturers for each can of formula purchased through the program. In exchange for rebates, a manufacturer is given the exclusive right to provide its product to WIC participants in the State. These sole-source contracts are awarded on the basis of competitive bids. The brand of formula provided by WIC varies by State depending on which manufacturer holds the contract for that State.

What could possiblay go wrong.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:54 am

Sancho Panzer says:
May 14, 2022 at 8:40 am
I doubt very much she’s been asked to drop pups for all sorts of blokes ‘countless times’, and her daddy issues are extremely apparent.

A double rubber scrubber.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 8:56 am

It is a valid question Winston.
Why do some vaxxed cop it daily from Kenn Worth Road Ranger, and others get a free pass.
Which reasons for being vaxxed are valid and which are not?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 8:56 am

132andBush says:
May 14, 2022 at 8:54 am
Alternatives to beef.
Teal.
All feathers.
No substance.

Insider knowledge.
Silly buggers will fly around in circles begging for it. It takes a strong man to resist.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 8:58 am

It looks like the systemic issues with infant formula is similar to PBM’s being the single biggest issue when it comes to insulin pricing.
Trump used an executive order to remove that as a factor & prices plummeted.
On his first day, Biden revoked that executive order that neutered PBMs.
Insulin prices went back up & now Biden is complaining about it, even though he was the biggest reason for the rise since the start of 2021.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 8:59 am

A double rubber scrubber.

Plus two paper bags and earplugs.
But honestly, Dot, why do you go there?
The writing is the equivalent of the old letters pages in men’s porn mags. Concocted tripe for a particular demographic.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 8:59 am

PBM*.
Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 9:03 am

Teh Weekend Paywallian has an interesting article up about AFL in Western Sydney. Being from Western Australia it is a bit hard to fathom the hold Western Sydney has on the national psyche. I rode through it once on the way to Katoomba and was pleased never to have to set eyes on it again.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 9:05 am

Fair question, regarding Albo, over on Michael Smith.

Dex said…

How could his working class public housing mum afford a European cruise??
Reply Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 08:05 AM

P
P
May 14, 2022 9:05 am

Mary’s men put faith on display
Photo: Alphonsus Fok

Sydney men gather in front of St Mary’s Cathedral this month to pray the Rosary together. The international movement of men prepared to publicly display their faith and devotion to Mary is part of a growing international movement in the Church.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 9:06 am

I’m off to shift some mobile meat carrying entities to fresh fattening opportunities.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:06 am

Yay.
Something I bought in January finally left the US today.
It was stuck in Diamond, Ohio since January as O’Hare (the shipping hub for the distributer) wasn’t accepting anything from the distributor due to a union dispute.
The distributor was banned from using another airport hub by an Illinois judge.
So every order that came in just backed up.

132andBush
132andBush
May 14, 2022 9:06 am

Re Spender praising China.

Her campaign financials need investigating.

It’s long been my contention, as I’ve expressed here a few times, that a lot of the “green” groups get backdoor funding from China.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 14, 2022 9:07 am

Thanks Bear, I remember they had yellow fat on them which on the usual chooks I get is very rare.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:11 am

Her campaign financials need investigating.

She doesn’t need China money.
She seems to have every billionaire’s wife in her circle.
Or ones that became billionaires post divorcing their billionaire husband.
Even the Lowy women have been seen associating with her.

m0nty
m0nty
May 14, 2022 9:12 am

“LDP volunteer” seems like a non-existent beast. If you are an LDP voter, why would you do anything if you weren’t paid? Sounds like communism!

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 9:12 am

Teh Weekend Paywallian has an interesting article up about AFL in Western Sydney. Being from Western Australia it is a bit hard to fathom the hold Western Sydney has on the national psyche.

I live fairly close to the Giants HQ/training ground in Doonside and I don’t know/met anyone who has any interest in AFL out here .. I think that majority Giants support is more likely AFL/Swans folk with no one to watch when their team is elsewhere … LOL!

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 9:15 am

It’s long been my contention, as I’ve expressed here a few times, that a lot of the “green” groups get backdoor funding from China.

Wouldn’t surprise me.

They used to get funding from the Soviets.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 9:16 am

It’s long been my contention, as I’ve expressed here a few times, that a lot of the “green” groups get backdoor funding from China.

The Chunks would regard such funding as perfectly legitimate.

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 9:19 am

Something I bought in January finally left the US today.
The US postal service has only recently re-started accepting & sending mail to Oz after stopping Oz mail about 9 months ago due to BAT FLU restrictions on air traffic ……

132andBush
132andBush
May 14, 2022 9:20 am

She doesn’t need China money.

Doesn’t NEED it, no.

Indolent
Indolent
May 14, 2022 9:20 am
Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:20 am

These ads by the major parties are possibly the worst ever.

Just abysmal.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:21 am

US postal service has only recently re-started accepting & sending mail to Oz

Lucky I haven’t bought anything from the US that used that ecosystem since that disruption began.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 9:23 am

shatterzzz – that was pretty much the thrust of the story. Between GWS and the Gold Coast Suns there is a truckload of cash disappearing into these black holes.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:23 am

“LDP volunteer” seems like a non-existent beast. If you are an LDP voter, why would you do anything if you weren’t paid? Sounds like communism!

monty can’t understand charity or non profits without compulsion.

What a sad arsehole.

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 9:25 am

It’s long been my contention, as I’ve expressed here a few times, that a lot of the “green” groups get backdoor funding from China.

Does it really matter? .. I have no doubt that no political entity/party in Oz refuses donations from any source .. troughin’ is troughin’ whether individual or group and no amount of adverse publicity is gonna change that! .. whoever gets caught up just puts out a denial .. the media has a 24 hours orgasm and then it’s nuttin’ to see ‘ere, mooove along, pleeeze and things go back to normal .. Oz politics 101 ..

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 9:25 am

Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony: The Nuclear Family has Failed

Adapted from his newly released book, Conservatism: A Rediscovery (Regnery).

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 9:27 am

“It’s long been my contention, as I’ve expressed here a few times, that a lot of the “green” groups get backdoor funding from China.”

Russia has recently been exposed as funding Green extremist groups in Europe. For years the Soviet Union funded far-left groups in Western Europe….such as anti-nuclear protest movements. I wouldn’t be surprised by anything but as to who’s funding the Teals? Well I don’t think it’s that exotic. The bulk of Allegra’s funds are coming from Svengali Simon and his dosh comes from a combo of inheritance and investments in ruinables….which are being subsidised by the likes of you and me.

And Bern’s right, Allegra is getting lotsa dosh from rich, bored entitled and very selfish Wentworth wives.

Indolent
Indolent
May 14, 2022 9:27 am
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 14, 2022 9:28 am

I don’t know/met anyone who has any interest in AFL out here ..

Still have relatives on the edges of SW Sydney and know someone out near Penrith who we visit from time to time. Totally agree, last Sydney pub I was in was the Imperial at Rooty Hill about 2 years ago and it was rugby league all the way on the screens.

HQ in Doonside eh, LOL bet no players live within a bulls roar of that place and the club is filled with Asians gambling on the pokies with no idea of the sport it supports. Doonside however used to have a great flat chicken take away across from the railway run by Cambodians though…

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 9:28 am

Be interesting to know what sort of reception Gillon McPolo-Pony got stateside from Channel 10s owners. CA is in the process of killing the golden goose. I suspect the AFL are doing the same.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 9:29 am

Does it really matter? ..

If it’s not transparent, yes it does..

And in the case of political candidates and entities such donations are restricted by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 14, 2022 9:29 am

That chinese ship off WA was delivering brown paper bags for the alp.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 9:33 am

monty can’t understand charity or non profits without compulsion.

One of the reasons government is so poor when it displaces civil society with public servants like mUnty.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 14, 2022 9:34 am

RED ALERT President Xi ‘suffering from deadly brain aneurysm’ as he faces coup over devastating Covid lockdowns, reports claim

Here’s some more from the Washington Times (via Surber):

Rumors circulating in China and among overseas Chinese social media are claiming Chinese President Xi Jinping, under fire for draconian COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere, will step down from power.

The rumors followed a meeting last week of the Party Politburo Standing Committee, the collective leadership group that rules China. They were traced in part to a Chinese-language YouTube video May 4 by Canadian-based blogger appearing under the persona “Lao Deng.” Details of the video quickly spread to social media outlets in China but were quickly censored.

The blogger, citing what he said was a senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) security source, said a “coup” was launched against Mr. Xi at the meeting of senior party leaders in Beijing. According to blog, Mr. Xi was forced to step aside but will stay in place until a major party meeting later this year.

So maybe there’s something in it, more likely it is the usual tea leaf reading which is rife among Western wonks. This one does have a different flavour to the Sun report though.

Rumors swirl that China’s Xi Jinping will step down amid harsh COVID lockdowns (11 May)

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:38 am

I know one half of an apolitical couple who has been overseas for the last month.
The wife was being bullied by one of the whatsapp groups run by the school’s queen bees to ensure all mothers knew that not showing support for Spender would be viewed poorly.
Pretty toxic stuff.

Indolent
Indolent
May 14, 2022 9:39 am
Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:41 am

Polling data suggests the GRN-ALP -LN/P Axis will still get around 80% of primary votes.

We’re screwed, despite how disproportionately unrepresentative that is, factor in turnout and informal votes and it can be as low as 65% of adults.

Not to mention compulsory voting, media bias and people brainwashed by their parents in the 1960s to always vote ALP etc.

m0nty
m0nty
May 14, 2022 9:41 am

monty can’t understand charity or non profits without compulsion.

The LDP is not a charity, and non-profits are communist Dot, you know that.

Frydenberg has to pay kids to wear his sandwich boards, if the LDP can’t pony up the caaaaash then they’re not going to get a lot of support.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 14, 2022 9:42 am

And Bern’s right, Allegra is getting lotsa dosh from rich, bored entitled and very selfish Wentworth wives.

There’s a decent piece in Quadrant Online by Walter Waverley that puts Spender’s ‘I can’t have solar panels because strata’ argument to bed.

Pesky publicly available home ownership records.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:43 am

The correct response Bern is to tell them to go and fuck themselves, leave the group, but turn up IRL and be all smiles.

I bet Allegra Spender like most of us, doesn’t care about people she’s never met, other than “I hope awful stuff doesn’t unjustly happen to those strangers”.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:45 am

monty you rolled gold premium grade astroturf true beliebin’ space cadet, the ALP pays people to dole out HTVs, even minor *right wing* parties.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:46 am

Not to mention compulsory voting, media bias and people brainwashed by their parents in the 1960s to always vote ALP etc.

Australia has a lot of brainwashed people of all persuasions.
This week I caught up with an Aussie who lives in Texas.
He reckoned people would be surprised with how many people in his professional circle who don’t talk politics.
It’s tech/hi tech manufacturing & he reckons most non work talk is about college football/basketball.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
May 14, 2022 9:47 am

The LDP is not a charity, and non-profits are communist Dot, you know that.

This is exactly correct!
Geelong Grammar is communist.
You KNOW it makes sense!!!!

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:49 am

A fat communist declares non profits are communist to shit on classical liberalism.

This is like Adolf Hitler telling a black dude to check his privilege.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:52 am

The correct response Bern is to tell them to go and fuck themselves

They’re migrants to Australia, who are sending their sons to a fancy pants school because they think it will give them a better life.
For some reason they want to be accepted into a group that has excluded them at every turn.
From the people I have seen volunteering for Spender, I would call it one of the most hypocritical groups I’ve seen.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 9:52 am

Pretty toxic stuff.

Why continue to associate with such people after 20+ years?

m0nty
m0nty
May 14, 2022 9:52 am

monty you rolled gold premium grade astroturf true beliebin’ space cadet, the ALP pays people to dole out HTVs, even minor *right wing* parties.

So what you’re saying is that the LDP is skint. Well, if they’re not prepared to back their own party, why should I?

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 9:52 am

“Frydenberg has to pay kids to wear his sandwich boards, if the LDP can’t pony up the caaaaash then they’re not going to get a lot of support.”

The Teals are also paying kids to wear sandwich boards.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 9:53 am

New rules to keep racist, sexist place names off the map
Benjamin Preiss
By Benjamin Preiss
May 14, 2022 — 5.00am

Key points

New rules will ensure future place names are not racist or offensive.
Traditional Owner groups will be given a greater role in choosing place names.
Dual names in both English and Aboriginal languages will become more common.

New rules will prevent racist or derogatory names being given to places across Victoria amid a push to celebrate women and include more Aboriginal languages in the titles of new streets and suburbs.

A five-yearly review of Victorian rules has resulted in stronger controls that will require a state government naming register to assess all new proposed names to ensure they are not offensive. Traditional Owners will also gain more control over the name selection process.

“To support healing, we’re making sure the process we have for naming places in Victoria doesn’t cause offence and better reflects the whole of the community,” a state government spokeswoman said.

The updated rules will apply to new developments and there are no plans for a statewide audit to reassess names that could cause offence. So, for now at least, colourful but questionable place names such as Mount Buggery in the Alpine National Park, or Spanker Knob, a hill in Gippsland near Bruthen, will not be changed.

Dual names with both English and First Nations languages will also become more common to help the wider community better understand the connection between places and their Indigenous culture.

In New Zealand, many places carry both Maori and English names, while indigenous language names for geographical places are becoming more common in Canada.

Gender equality and the use of Aboriginal languages will be encouraged, but the policy stops short of setting targets or quotas.

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Rodney Carter said incorporating more Indigenous languages into place names would give “country back its voice again”.

“For me, it’s decolonising. It’s liberating,” he said.

The government spokeswoman confirmed public consultation about the naming rules had found communities wanted greater adoption of Aboriginal language for public spaces, including dual names.

But Carter argued against dual English and Aboriginal names, saying the use of Indigenous languages meant that landscapes in particular would be shown more respect.

“It’s putting us as people back in the landscape. It’s healing to people.”

The changes come as communities and councils grapple with the legacy of place names that are clearly racist or derogatory in origin.

Last month, the Hepburn Shire Council voted unanimously to change the name of Jim Crow Creek to Larni Barramal Yaluk, which means home or habitat of the emu in the Djaara language.

The term Jim Crow stems from a blackface character from the United States in the 1800s and is also associated with racial discrimination.

The state government confirmed Lubra Creek in the Moyne Shire is also in the process of being renamed. Its name comes from a derogatory term for Aboriginal women.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:54 am

Why continue to associate with such people after 20+ years?

Where do you get 20 from?
Their kids have been at high school for only a few years.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 9:54 am

Fatboy

“Non profits” doesn’t mean what you think it means, you donut gulping twit.

It means that any surplus created (if there is one) is not distributed but kept in-house and described on the accounts as an operating surplus. You really are an idiot.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:54 am

This needs to be a MAD Magazine fold-in.

What do most Western leaders, governments, heads of state and politicians fear?

M U L T I – – P A R T Y – – D E M O C R A C Y

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 9:58 am

???

monty

I donate to the party every year.

BHP used to (I haven’t checked recently) donate a lot to both the ALP and LNP.

Their annual budgets are in the tens of millions – which includes electoral subsidies.

If their ill gotten annual budget is your reason to vote for them, why don’t you vote for Manildra or the Obeids?

Oh wait. 70% of us kind of already do. 😉

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 9:58 am

There’s a decent piece in Quadrant Online by Walter Waverley that puts Spender’s ‘I can’t have solar panels because strata’ argument to bed.

Pesky publicly available home ownership records.

This is akin to lying on a job application.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 9:59 am

A Spender volunteer who I used to speak to when taking my dog out the front for her before bed piss (she or her husband would be doing the same with their dog) lives two houses down.
Double garage, but not big enough to fit both the 4WD’s in.
So they park one out the front.
Neither are EV.
But she’s all in on climate change.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:00 am

Where do you get 20 from?
Their kids have been at high school for only a few years.

My mistake; I thought it was an old girls thing.

My response is still the same though.

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 10:01 am

I don’t know whether others saw Chris Kenny’s interview with Princess Allegra yesterday? He had to track her down because she’s being very selective about what media she speaks to. So much for transparency. Anyway, I just laughed listening to her. Princess Allegra speaks Ascham speak, a dialect I know well, she’s gushing and effusive and completely lacking in any substance whatsoever. Princess Allegra lives on another planet, of designer clothes, of big houses, of swish cars, of overseas trips, of ski trips, of expensive restaurants, she doesn’t give a toss about people living west of Darlinghurst. She’s completely unfazed by such notions as people struggling to pay their power bills. She’s the ultimate eastern suburbs private school bimbo.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:02 am

It actually causes angst on the street because it’s 2P unless you have permit.
And you can’t get a permit if you have a double garage.
But somehow the that family got a permit.
Which pisses off a lot of the punters.

Delta A
Delta A
May 14, 2022 10:04 am

Psays:
May 14, 2022 at 8:10 am

Ah, thanks for that trip down Memory Lane, P. It bought a smile to my face and to my heart.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 10:07 am

She’s the ultimate eastern suburbs private school bimbo.

Harsh, but fair.

m0nty
m0nty
May 14, 2022 10:08 am

It means that any surplus created (if there is one) is not distributed but kept in-house and described on the accounts as an operating surplus.

Pure communism, comrade!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:09 am

The sickening thing in Australia is that politics has become a religion.
It’s gone from being a passing hobby & interesting policy debates to straight out zealotry.
You’d see more rational interaction between Sunni & Shia.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
May 14, 2022 10:10 am

The LDP is not a charity, and non-profits are communist Dot, you know that.

To be fair to m0nty, communism has never produced any outcome that’s within a trillion light years of resembling a “profit”.
It’s just that he’s confused “non-profit” with “hopelessly unprofitable”.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:11 am

She’s the ultimate eastern suburbs private school bimbo.

Her policy views are a mixed bag:

Reduce business tax but raise the GST.

Cut carbon emissions but raise immigration numbers.

Somehow the Commonwealth should address state issues like stamp duty and payroll tax.

I’m not sure there’s a coherent political philosophy there.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
May 14, 2022 10:13 am

In other news I’ve just got back notification that I’m covid-positive.
I felt dreadful for about 24 hours, then distinctly unwell for about 24 hours, but now it’s just like a mildly unpleasant cold.
Looking forward to being told that I would have been much less unwell if I’d been vaxxed.

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 10:13 am

“You’d see more rational interaction between Sunni & Shia.”

Yep.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:13 am

Michael Saylor interview with Reason. He’s incredibly bright and you can tell just by listening to him.

But I think he’s mistaken about Bitcoin. His reasoning though is wonderful.

https://reason.com/podcast/2022/05/11/will-bitcoin-billionaire-investor-michael-saylor-end-up-at-mcdonalds/O

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 14, 2022 10:13 am

Alternatives to beef.
Teal.

All feathers.
No substance.

They’re a cross between sulphur crested cockatoos for their squawkiness and spitefulness when not fed right, gang gang cockatoos for their idiot looking heads and black cockatoos for their massive beaks and ability to crack nuts.

Unfortunately no magpie genes with their strong sense of maternity and offspring protection.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:15 am

Mate of mine in HK was always a bit of a lefty.
But over the past couple of years he & his wife (local bird) have withdrawn from everything that could be viewed as political.
They did it to protect their ample asset base.
But he’s loving life even during all the HK COVID shit.
He reckons until you walk away, you don’t realise how much of your life you waste on this fakery.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:15 am

The sickening thing in Australia is that politics has become a religion.
It’s gone from being a passing hobby & interesting policy debates to straight out zealotry.

AGW has become an ersatz religion for some.

Most of Australia outside the inner city enclaves would be much like the Aussie expat in Texas reports.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:16 am

Pure communism, comrade!

You’re an idiot.

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 10:16 am

“I’m not sure there’s a coherent political philosophy there.”

There isn’t. As for “increasing immigration”, okiedokes, let’s house them in Wentworth. I really think that it’s time that hypocrites like Spender and co had their faces rubbed in the shit they espouse.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 14, 2022 10:17 am

Indolentsays:
May 14, 2022 at 9:20 am
This is the UK Sun. Has anyone heard anything about it?

RED ALERT President Xi ‘suffering from deadly brain aneurysm’ as he faces coup over devastating Covid lockdowns, reports claim

Soon to be caused by a bullet in the back of his head?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:18 am

I’m not sure there’s a coherent political philosophy there.

She’s the billionaire’s candidate.
That’s the philosophy.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:19 am

monty can’t understand

Pretty well every topic covered.

On their ABCcess last night/ this morning its been a cavalcade of festering assholes.
Cheryl Kernot, Alegedy Bigspender, etc, but the winner of the ‘Sod everyone else, my pet pony gets fed first” was some bint from a forgettably named womens peak body “explaining” that covid had proved all childcare should be provided free, all the time, to unleash 500,000 ladies onto the jobs market.

And it was all a boon to the economy, the lion laid down with the lamb, milk and honey, ambrosia and unicorns.
Missing: Any mention of costs….
Just idiotic shit served up to perpetuate the poor little woman myth the ABCcess loves to push.

Cassie of Sydney
May 14, 2022 10:20 am

Bern, a friend of mine is on some eastern suburbs facebook page. She’s complained to me about the politicisation of the page and how people are spruking for Princess Allegra. She told me the other day that the moderator came on and warned people not to talk about politics.

But you see, the politicisation of everything is the left’s modus operandi. It’s been deliberate. It’s designed to silence people or just wilt them into accepting the left’s way.

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 10:20 am

Simon Holmes a Court’s final words will be:

“Rosebud…”

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:21 am

If you want to rip up 90mins of your life, Netflix has Ice Road, another Liam Neeson movie.
Seriously, a pile of steaming turd.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 14, 2022 10:22 am

St Ruth earlier:-

… just back from a gig …”

I assume there has been a pick up in demand for Meatloaf tribute acts since he passed on.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:23 am

She’s the billionaire’s candidate. That’s the philosophy.

4 Corners might do an expose on Holmes a Court’s influence on this election when the dust settles.

Cough.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:23 am

It’s designed to silence people or just wilt them into accepting the left’s way.

It’s the silencing part which is insidious.
The professional management class is choking everything.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 10:25 am

Having an ample asset base in HK (if that is where it is) and not being interested in politics sounds like a potential recipe for trouble down the track.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:26 am

feelthebern says:
May 14, 2022 at 10:15 am

That’s a good alternative and it works for some. Enjoy your family, the surplus you’ve made and all is well.
Wifey lives in that zone. I don’t mean the surplus aspect. She’s mostly disinterested in politics and thinks it’s a total crock as there are more important things to do with your life. She hates seeing me “blogging”. 🙂

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 10:27 am

HQ in Doonside eh, LOL bet no players live within a bulls roar of that place and the club is filled with Asians gambling on the pokies with no idea of the sport it supports. Doonside however used to have a great flat chicken take away across from the railway run by Cambodians though…

The only reason they are located in Doonside/Rooty Hill is because the land was a freebie/sweetheart deal from gummint when the AFL 1st started waffling about a 2nd Sydney team .. it’s only HQ & training the Giants don’t play any home competition games anywhere outside inner Sydney ..

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:27 am

Bear, if you want the next to zero tax rate, the rules of the game are to keep your mouth shut & you keep your assets.
They live a spectacular life.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:29 am

The only reason they are located in Doonside/Rooty Hill is because the land was a freebie/sweetheart deal from gummint when the AFL 1st started waffling about a 2nd Sydney team …

What benefit did the tax payer derive from this deal?

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
May 14, 2022 10:29 am

m0ntysays:
May 14, 2022 at 10:08 am

[Per JC] It means that any surplus created (if there is one) is not distributed but kept in-house and described on the accounts as an operating surplus.

Pure communism, comrade!

Come on m0nty. On your definition, Geelong Grammar, Melbourne Grammar and all the rest of the APS schools are communist.
Your choice are:
(a) double down and accuse all the APS schools of being communist;
(b) admit that you’ve beclowned yourself;
(c ) gutless out from responding, slinking off for some comfort masturbation, thus revealing yourself to be a fat imbecilic dishonest sack of shit.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:30 am

H B Bear says:
May 14, 2022 at 10:25 am

Having an ample asset base in HK (if that is where it is) and not being interested in politics sounds like a potential recipe for trouble down the track.

Then go live in Portugal -virtually tax free on earnings. Those rat fuckers won’t touch your nest egg at least for the next 30 years.

Italy has a ~around €100,000 taxable income ceiling and then anything else is tax free. I know a few people who live in Tuscany.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:32 am

Anyway, off to buy some organic fruit & veg.
No doubt I’ll be running the gauntlet of the Ms Spender army where I am going.
They get you when waiting for your organic coffee.
There should be a law you can not campaign where people a lining up to order & waiting around to pick up your caffeine delivery device.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:33 am

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for entertainment, I can tell you I don’t have motivation. But what I do have are a very particular set of looks, looks I have acquired over a very long career, looks that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let 90 minutes go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will act for you, I will entertain you, and I will kill you.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 14, 2022 10:34 am

ftb – that works well up until regime change.

shatterzzz
May 14, 2022 10:34 am

And it was all a boon to the economy, the lion laid down with the lamb, milk and honey, ambrosia and unicorns.
Missing: Any mention of costs….

Seems to work for the GREENS everytime .. LOL!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 14, 2022 10:35 am

ftb – that works well up until regime change.

In HK?
It already has.
Worst comes to worst, they leave Hong Kong & live an ok life off a substantial asset base (but substantially smaller) outside of HK.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:36 am

This might be ok.
Shades of “let the right one in”. (full movie here)

https://youtu.be/EXbPo2YyX0s

Dot
Dot
May 14, 2022 10:36 am

The ACLU now supports Project Veritas.

6 L GTR by the Chats is a banger.

Roger
Roger
May 14, 2022 10:38 am

The professional management class is choking everything.

They’re the new ruling class, as foreseen by James Burnham in The Managerial Revolution and The Machiavellians.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 14, 2022 10:39 am

some bint from a forgettably named womens peak body “explaining” that covid had proved all childcare should be provided free, all the time, to unleash 500,000 ladies onto the jobs market

Cheaper childcare and increased wages are of course contradictory but the Libs are too far left to see it, let alone call it out. Although it’s an easy test of economic literacy. Understanding supply and demand is like knowing not to hold a power drill by the drill bit.

sfw
sfw
May 14, 2022 10:39 am

Farmer Gez, we have an inland Teal here in Indi, but she came before the current crop and is orange. For someone who labels herself as an ‘Independent’ she is amazingly well funded and organised. Her signs are everywhere and I mean everywhere, never seen so many signs for a candidate and spread all over the electorate. She also has a huge number of ‘volunteers’, maybe they really are unpaid volunteers who believe in her but the sheer numbers of them is astounding. She’s a Green/Labor/ Climate Change Loony who also seems to have a lot of farmer and business support. I don’t get it.

Indi is a traditional safe Lib/Nat seat that the utterly useless Sophie Mirrabella lost in 2014 and since then the Libs have struggled and never got up.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:40 am

No doubt I’ll be running the gauntlet of the Ms Spender army where I am going.

I saw an example of Randy’s (Allegra) army at the booth yesterday. A grey old skinny hag trying to stuff a how to vote card in my hand. I buzzed her off.

Funny, there were a gaggle of party reps trying to hand me a card – all close to together. I asked for the LDP person but was told s/he wasn’t around. A UAP dude gave me the LDP’s how-to as she must have been covering for the person. It looked complicated and wondered aloud how to fill it in so the Lib kid helped me, suggesting how to place the libs second.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 10:42 am

Allegra is an allergy pill? How appropriate.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:47 am

Pure communism, comrade!

In 2018, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass found that Labor had misused $388,000 of public money through the red shirts arrangement, which saw campaign organisers employed as electorate officers.

Unlike Father ted the excuse ‘the money was just resting in my account” satisfied the intrepid, omnicorruptable Vicpol….

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:50 am

Presenting the most pathetic scene in an already brimming with pathos election…

Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie has threatened the Australian Christian Lobby with legal action after the group distributed flyers featuring her driving a wrecking ball through religious schools.

Sharkie has claimed the ACL breached copyright laws by using a photo of her face without her permission in what she called an “unfair” attack over her vote against the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill in February.

On Thursday, Sharkie said she would not allow the organisation to “use my likeness to denigrate the LGBTIQ+ community, people fleeing domestic violence, going through divorce or seeking IVF treatment.”


“The ACL has not paid for use of the photo nor asked permission for use of this photo,” Sharkie’s office said in a statement.

Sharkie has asked the ACL to “discontinue infringing her copyright” and “send a written apology to all households that received a leaflet”. She also “reserved her right to demand royalties for the previous infringements”.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 10:53 am

Mate of mine in HK was always a bit of a lefty.

Mate of mine had two teenage daughters, who thought socialism and the sharing of wealth would be “so cool.’ Their school arranged for them to spend a school holidays working in a orphanage in Cambodia….. they were somewhere to the Right of Attila the Hun after that….

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 14, 2022 10:57 am

Struth.
You see horseface in NZ has caught the couf?
Describes it as a normal experience in NZ now.

rickw
rickw
May 14, 2022 10:57 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 14, 2022 10:58 am

4 Corners might do an expose on Holmes a Court’s influence on this election when the dust settles.

There was a viscous rumour, in Perth, that it was the news that there was to be an expose of his father’s business dealings, that triggered Papa’s heart attack…

areff
areff
May 14, 2022 10:59 am

Cheaper childcare

Humans have been taking care of each others’ kids since the dawn of time. Get the State involved, and presto!, bum-wiping and story time become insanely expensive.

Of course, if you cut taxes, one partner can afford to stay home and look after the nippers, his or hers and the neighbours too, should need warrant.

JC
JC
May 14, 2022 11:01 am

Struth says:
May 14, 2022 at 10:54 am

A communist Pope is the ultimate example of just how far the march through the institutions has come. A disaster.

You’re just aware of this now, yeah? Cobb&Co coach must have just reached Northern Queerskand. You redneck.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 14, 2022 11:03 am

sfw says:
May 14, 2022 at 10:39 am
Farmer Gez, we have an inland Teal here in Indi, but she came before the current crop and is orange.

That’s the gregarious Chestnut Teal.
Seen almost exclusively at ABC swamps and popular with female twitchers who find the colouring and odd habits engaging.

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  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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