Open Thread – Weekend 14 May 2022


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

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lotocoti
lotocoti
May 17, 2022 8:52 am

Battlefield shaping.
All criticism will be xenophobic racist homophobia.

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 8:57 am

Why would the EU allow Turkey in?
That would give Turks free rein to move anywhere they like in the EU, wouldn’t it?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 17, 2022 8:59 am

Violent brawl in remote Top End community
Aaron BunchAAP
Tue, 17 May 2022 6:29AM
Wadeye is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the NT, home to 22 clans.

A brawl involving hundreds of armed people has erupted in a remote Northern Territory Indigenous community as a violent feud between rival clans rolls on.

About 300 people were involved in the melee in Wadeye, 400km southwest of Darwin, late on Sunday, police say.

Various blunt and edged weapons were used during the fighting at the community’s oval. A 26-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening arm injury and rocks were thrown at police vehicles.

The latest bout of civil unrest in the town of about 3000 people started about three months ago.

Since then, one man has died, after reportedly being speared in the head, and others have been seriously injured. About 100, or a quarter, of all homes in Wadeye have been damaged or destroyed.

Up to 500 people were forced from their homes several weeks ago during the peak of the violence, many into bush camps without shelter.

Wadeye is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the NT and home to 22 clans and seven language groups.

The community is located in the second-most disadvantaged region in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

A 2019 survey found 57 out of 400 homes in Wadeye were seriously overcrowded, some with more than 20 occupants.

Historic tensions between clans is said to have caused the unrest in Wadeye, formerly known as Port Keats.

It was established as a Catholic mission in 1935 after traditional owners in the area murdered three Japanese fishermen.

Recognition in the Constitution, and a “Voice” in Parliament will solve all the problems, surely?

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:00 am

Seems Turkey has the longest application in history, process started in 1964 and seems to be being talked up by Turkey and nobody else.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 17, 2022 9:03 am

I’m sure the Turkish opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO will be overcome with money.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 17, 2022 9:03 am

Christopher Steele …

Presumably he is informing us that there is a tape of Putin in Zelensky’s bed pissing on hookers.

shatterzzz
May 17, 2022 9:04 am

Soooooo, come Sunday morning it will all be dun & dusted and one of either Labor or Liberal will be forming the next gummint ..
Out here, in FOWLER, Kristina will be crowned and all the hoo-haa about parachuting & we-wuz-robbed will resound, for awhile anyway! .. BUT .. very few really understand how it has been played out .. Lotza media waffling about where KK lives/will live but very little background on policy mentioned .. The main rival, wiv lotza publicity, is “independent” Dai Le who, unlike the “Teal” brigade hasn’t been put under the backing group spotlight .. To put it simply, Dai Le is sponsored by Fairfield Council .. whish is rusted on Labor tho the “labor-lite” Mayor claims to be “independent .. soooo, in reality Labor is running a competitor against its own candidate to diffuse any serious questions ..
And no, I’m not Labor I’ll be voting UAP ……

duncanm
duncanm
May 17, 2022 9:07 am

I’ll take “things that didn’t happen” for $10, please.
Morris Gleitzman

One afternoon in Pitt Street, on my way home from my job as a non-book-shop sales assistant, pondering that my shoulder-length hair wasn’t giving me the fulfilment I’d hoped it would, I was punched in the face by a local right-wing activist called The Skull.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 17, 2022 9:08 am

Federal election 2022: Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in Fowler

Carly Douglas
Cadet Journalist
An hour ago May 17, 2022
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Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in her NSW seat of Fowler according to new polling that has revealed voters in her electorate are turning to independent candidate Dai Le.

According to research conducted by Laidlaw Campaigns and Counsel, Ms Keneally’s primary vote has collapsed by nearly 13 points to 42 per cent, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Posters and pamphlets accusing Kristina Keaneally’s home of not being in the electorate of Fowler have been circulating around the area. Pictiure: Supplied

The poll suggests that the current two-party preferred state of play in Fowler gives Ms Keneally 45 per cent of the vote and Ms Le 38 per cent, making the seat too close to call.

Among voters who were familiar with both candidates, Ms Le had a net favourable rating of +18 per cent, with 28 per cent of participants feeling positively towards her versus 10 per cent with a negative view.

Ms Keneally, however, was found to have a negative favourability rating of -6 per cent – 30 per cent of participants feeling unfavourably towards her.

The news comes as opposition leader Anthony Albanese prepares to visit the seat on Wednesday.

Cassie of Sydney
May 17, 2022 9:08 am

“Vagabondsays:
May 17, 2022 at 8:44 am
Apologies if this has been posted here already, but here’s something for those who don’t think much of ScoMo:

https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/amen-snorter-rotten-fish/

I despise him for making Albo look like an acceptable alternative PM. That’s a feat that took REAL incompetence!!”

Yeah…nah. I don’t think much of Morrison and the Liberals but, sorry, I don’t buy into the bullshit progressive spiel outlined in the essay you’ve posted a link to. In fact, having just read the turgid, supercilious and rather scurrilous piece, it makes me like Morrison somewhat. And I doubt the author of the piece would malign a politicians’s Muslim faith the same way he’s maligned Morrison’s Pentecostalism…..which might be a kind of supermarket Christianity but the plain fact is that it isn’t as threatening as Islam.

duncanm
duncanm
May 17, 2022 9:12 am

I did suggest that to one millennial, complaining about the cost of urban housing. “Oh, no, we need art and culture, and we have to mix with our peer group..”

xactly..

On ‘what first home buyers think of the super proposal’.. I found this gem of self-entitlement and perceived oppression.. What a bag of fun to work with this lady would be.

Aspiring Sydney home owner Yatha Jain said the policy was not helpful to her as it would drive up property prices and leave her poorer in retirement.

“Firstly, it doesn’t really address the issue of affordable housing because it will make prices increase, and secondly, the impact on my super, as a young person, as a woman, as a woman of colour, we traditionally have less super when we retire – it will perpetuate that cycle,” the 25-year-old said.

The graduate, who works in the medical device industry and rents in Newtown, said she would rather the federal government commit to increasing supply instead.

To be fair (c/ Letterkenny), she does end with the sensible suggestion that it is a supply-side problem.

Cassie of Sydney
May 17, 2022 9:13 am

I should also add that for all Morrison’s faults, he doesn’t go round proudly proclaiming “I fight Tories, that’s what I do” and he hasn’t screamed at a woman in parliament “smash her….smash her”….and unlike Albanese, Morrison doesn’t have a history of talking lies about the sole Jewish state on the planet.

Morrison might be a grub but Albanese is a bigger grub.

Oh and which reminds me…who, when in London, likes to catch up and have his picture taken with a notorious racist? Here’s a clue, it isn’t Morrison.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 17, 2022 9:14 am

Someone is going to make a lot of money.

FDA Eases Baby-Formula Import Rules to Boost Supplies

The FDA will allow more baby formula made overseas to be imported into the U.S., relaxing rules to ease a supply shortage.

Maybe Abbott & their cartel didn’t contribute enough to the right people.

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:14 am

I could bear an Elbow win if kkk missed the cut.

duncanm
duncanm
May 17, 2022 9:14 am

Ah…

As a graduate at Medtronic, ‘ol Yatha would be on at least $70k, I’d imagine.

Somehow, she can’t sacrifice the $6 latte’s to save for a deposit.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 17, 2022 9:16 am

Of all the ones I am hoping to lose it is KK. Dai Le looks like an impressive candidate.

Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in her NSW seat of Fowler according to new polling that has revealed voters in her electorate are turning to independent candidate Dai Le.

According to research conducted by Laidlaw Campaigns and Counsel, Ms Keneally’s primary vote has collapsed by nearly 13 points to 42 per cent, The Daily Telegraph reports.

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:17 am

What has her colour got to do with, anything really?
If colour is such a huuuuuge issue for you remigrate to India when you know, everyone is a ‘person of colour’.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 17, 2022 9:19 am

There won’t be much joy around after Saturday but KK getting the boot might warrant a celebratory Woodstock or two.

Zipster
May 17, 2022 9:20 am

Violent brawl in remote Top End community

we must respect their Kultooral provenance

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:21 am

As for super, it seems a fair percentage of people retire pre age pension age, spend enough of their super to become eligible for at least a part age pension.
Why not put it in your house now rather that a caravan later?
I would be happier to see the government cut, red and green tape on housing reduced but whatever, accessing your own money is a start.

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:25 am

In my current location in qld there are new housing estates springing up all around, despite much land blocks are still on the small side and two cars essential.
Cheaper than outer western Melbourne, but not that much.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 9:26 am

Stupid woman interviewed in an inner suburban Brisbane dog park by ABC RN AM this morning wants fossil fuels cut asap so Australia can be “more contemporary”.

Meanwhile, across the Indian ocean, Sri Lankans have literally run out of fuel due to a hasty government imposed attempt to make them “more contemporary”.

I wonder if the stupid woman drove her dog to the park in a 4wd?

rosie
rosie
May 17, 2022 9:29 am

Exactly Roger.
It’s always a sacrifice that should be made by someone else.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 9:38 am

It’s always a sacrifice that should be made by someone else.

A dog’s carbon footprint is 750KG-2500KG pa.

Meanwhile, she probably looks down her nose at people having children.

Rabz
May 17, 2022 9:39 am

The Australia Institute modelling for ABC News shows they are likely better off leaving their money in superannuation.

I’m going to assume that the “they” referred to in that piece of gibberish above isn’t the Australia (aka the Ponds) Institute.

Their “modelling” is flat out garbage. Stupid dishonest shills running interference for the unions’ superannuation racket. Been interesting but entirely unsurprising watching all the usual suspects squawking hysterically about people being able to get some early access to their superannuation.

Same thing happened when Frydchickenberger allowed people to take $20,000 out split over two financial years during the height of the bat flu insanity.

miltonf
miltonf
May 17, 2022 9:41 am

I wonder if the stupid woman drove her dog to the park in a 4wd?

yes the stupidity of these people burns- spoiled and ignorant. I suppose this is what happens when these people are cocooned from the coal face of the economy- the power station workers, the plumbers and electricians with their 0700 o’clock starts on a cold morning. Too many dilettantes and parasites and it is from this group that the political/media class is drawn.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 17, 2022 9:42 am

Voted late yesterday. On footpath on signboard a large yellow UAP sign – “No HEX fees”.
I’m sure the witches and followers of the Old Religion in Toowoomba will approve.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 17, 2022 9:42 am

Zulu, check your email.

miltonf
miltonf
May 17, 2022 9:43 am

The north shore in Sydney is full of the type described above

Rabz
May 17, 2022 9:46 am

The north shore in Sydney is full of the type described above

As is the electorate of Wankworth.

miltonf
miltonf
May 17, 2022 9:49 am

Very much H G Wells’s Eloi.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
May 17, 2022 9:50 am

Looks like Turkey has considered the implications of Finland’s and treacherous Sweden’s applications for membership in NATO after all and will veto it, for very valid reasons too.

With the offer to short cut the path for Ukraine – EU membership, this could be a big bargaining chip for Turkey to get their ticket to the EU.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 17, 2022 9:53 am

Zulu, check your email.

Will reply this afternoon , thanks, TE.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 9:54 am

Too many dilettantes and parasites and it is from this group that the political/media class is drawn.

If I heard correctly she works from home as a scientific illustrator.

Not exactly the “coal face” of the economy.

Cassie of Sydney
May 17, 2022 9:56 am

Further, at least Morrison’s Pentecostalism is real, he doesn’t suddenly turn up at a Vietnamese Catholic church in the electorate of Fowler like some pious little girl in a white virginal dress, looking all solemn. You know who I’m talking about, like Nobody’s Girl did a few weeks ago. This is the same Nobody’s Girl who declared a few years ago that the Catholic Church was “a failing and decaying institution”, the same Nobody’s Girl who declared on the luvvie Q&A back in 2019 that “she’d lost faith in the institution of the Catholic Church and that she mourned the loss of her faith community” and this is the same Nobody’s Girl who wrote a piece in The Malcolm Guardian declaring that Catholicism had done more damage to Australia than Islam.

Remind me…just who is the “grub” here?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 17, 2022 9:58 am

Diogenessays:
May 17, 2022 at 7:08 am
To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.

Don’t forget that you need to have saved for the stamp duty and money for the transfers upfront as well. On that cheapest house in Penriff, you have to pony up another 36+ k to give the government, add in a few k for your conveyancer and search fees and you are looking at having to save another 40k on top of the deposit.

Son got the keys for his apartment last night, The bank of mum and dad came to the rescue. He manages his employers business to the nth degree but his own finances are pitiful. Little did he know we would have stumped up for the whole lot just to be rid of him and his fiance’. Bloody millennials, the junk they buy. His older sister and brother laid it on the line of what to do, no, he panders to his fiance’ who hasn’t a clue.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 17, 2022 10:01 am

IfI heard correctly she works from home as a scientific illustrator

So typical RN listener then?

Zipster
May 17, 2022 10:02 am

A spat between the White House and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos over President Joe Biden’s fiscal policies intensified Monday, with Bezos accusing Biden of disregarding inflation while the White House claimed the billionaire is looking out for his own interests.

it’s pretty clear the white scumhouse are running the mmt idea that taxes be used to control the money supply and that sovereign governments can never go broke.

batshit lunacy

Zipster
May 17, 2022 10:05 am

To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.

Don’t forget that you need to have saved for the stamp duty and money for the transfers upfront as well. On that cheapest house in Penriff, you have to pony up another 36+ k to give the government, add in a few k for your conveyancer and search fees and you are looking at having to save another 40k on top of the deposit.

+LMI

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 10:14 am

Who knew that Capt James Cook didn’t find a nuclear powered civilization in Australia? And that him coming here was the best thing ever to happen to the aboriginal people? At least until the Labor Party got their hooks into them.

Amazing these conspiracy theories. Next you’ll be telling us that the British Empire was bad for civilization and that we should all return to the caves and eat tofu.

Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook. I think it’s just that their brains are cooked, like how Ray Liotta ended up in that Silence of the Lambs sequel.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 17, 2022 10:16 am

despite much land blocks are still on the small side and two cars essential.

Occasionally catching the morning train from here to there,
the proliferation of zero boundary estates squeezed into large tracts of
semi forested land is astonishing.

pete of perth
pete of perth
May 17, 2022 10:20 am

Found a weekly 1987 payslip I sent to my girlfriend (now wife).. 40hrs + 29.75hrs OT..take home pay $403 (cash). No super.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 10:22 am

I have been spending a lot of time watching cooker streams lately – not the original streams on YouTube or Facebook, but the aggregated streams on Twitch by a bunch of young blokes who are making fun of them. It’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the Cat. The characters provide us with daily laughs at their foolishness, especially when they get arrested.

There’s even a heroine of the streams, a Canberra rozzer called Donna who is the #1 cooker nemesis and usually turns up in a divvy van when there’s trouble afoot. The cookers have taken to wearing KFC buckets on their heads to troll her for being less than svelte (cooker humour is unsubtle).

The soap opera of shifting alliances between the likes of Hood, Bosi, Mack, Tony Ant, Gabe, Monica, Cossack, various UAP stooges and all the other low-level grifters is usually grubby and demeaning to all involved. But they all have no shame.

Cassie of Sydney
May 17, 2022 10:25 am

“But they all have no shame.”

Much like you….what was that about Jew hating being a “legitimate grievance”?

Dot
Dot
May 17, 2022 10:26 am

No one uses the term “cooker”. Stop astroturfing you space cadet.

pete of perth
pete of perth
May 17, 2022 10:26 am

ABS full time adult average weekly earnings at the time. . $478

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 10:26 am

Oh yeah and there’s Phil who wears a terrible hat, Tami who was handing out bogus HTV cards on the steps of Flinders St Station yesterday… and then there are the truly deranged, people who should be in a mental hospital, like Peter Little the bush lawyer and Brendan who was reading from his own 640-page manifesto outside Parliament House yesterday and prefaces every utterance with “Deer Poipol”. It’s a rogue’s gallery of idiots, and it makes the Cat look extremely tame.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
May 17, 2022 10:27 am

The comments about overtaking at excess speed reminded me of bureaucracy run rampant on TV last night.
Sydney Harbour working activities are profiled on a show whose name I’ve forgotten. One such activity is the work of fisheries inspectors who were shown boarding a returning trawler in order to check for illegal fish sizes.
At sea they found one undersized fish, so it’s full steam ahead for the Sydney Fish Markets where all 100 boxes of freshly caught fish are unloaded, sorted, inspected, measured, and approved.
Result – one official warning, hours of productivity lost, and all for one undersized fish.
I guess they will claim the process is the deterrent.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 17, 2022 10:31 am

Just when I thought my opinion of mUnty could not be lower – it does.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 17, 2022 10:34 am

Romania Eurovision vote rigged.

Haha, it’s totally shocking…that someone hasn’t been watching Eurovision for the last 30 years.

Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook.

Haha, M0nty shows again that lefties are humourless. No wonder they can’t stand the Bee.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 17, 2022 10:36 am

Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 10:41 am

‘bern earlier.

I was shocked on two occasions between Mudgee & Katoomba someone was doing 70km/h in a 100 zone.
Thank goodness there were ample overtaking lanes.
That’s how accidents happen.
Boomers on both occasions.

I hope you gave them a blast and the finger as you passed.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 10:42 am

Haha, M0nty shows again that lefties are humourless.

You weren’t making a joke, Bruce.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 10:49 am

Do you really think harmless eccentrics should be confined to mental institutions, monty?

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 10:51 am

Do you really think harmless eccentrics should be confined to mental institutions, monty?

These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 17, 2022 10:53 am

You weren’t making a joke, Bruce.

That’s very funny. I was trolling you with wry humour of course. And a bit of button pressing since I know very well that lefties regard the British Empire as worse than Hitler. And no doubt the aboriginal nuclear civilization will get a chapter in Bruce Pascoe’s next book.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 10:57 am

These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.

You haven’t answered my question.

And schizophrenia – if that’s what some of these folk have – is generally not treated with institutional confinement.

Vicki
Vicki
May 17, 2022 11:00 am

I love Ivermectin: areff got me a course of it two weeks ago to get rid of Kung Flu — which it did in three days (in tablet form).

Lucky blighter! My poor husband, (unvaccinated), who has just recovered from Covid (after 5 days of what seemed like a nasty cold) was only able to have one dab of Ivermectin cattle drench rubbed into his wrist !! On the other hand, he also had a pretty hefty complement of vitamins, anti histamines & aspirin.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 17, 2022 11:04 am

Here you go M0nty while I’m at it (“it” being putting the boot in.) From Daniel Greenfield today:

I’ll quote the opening premise and spare you the rest of this because in the entire Politico interview, no one seems to understand what conservative comedy is or why leftist comedy is failing.

RTWT. Politico is of course a solid lefty site which can’t understand actual comedy. I think it’s hilarious watching the contortions of lefty sites trying to get their heads around true laugh out loud humour, which no lefty “comedian” is now capable of. It’s also fun that Oleg Atbashian’s People’s Cube has gone on so long satirizing Soviet lunacy that he’s still going even as the Babylon Bee now satirizes the current Left.

Conservative Comedy is Funny Because Conservatives are Underdogs (May 16)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 11:08 am

rosiesays:

May 17, 2022 at 9:21 am

As for super, it seems a fair percentage of people retire pre age pension age, spend enough of their super to become eligible for at least a part age pension.

That was my point a few days ago.
The risk to Treasury isn’t people with $2-$3 meg or more.
Typically they are pretty canny with money and unlikely to do anything irrational to get a pension.
The risk is a couple who have $500-$600k in super, and are a year or two away from OAP eligibility.
New kitchen, holiday, new furnishings etc … all to get themselves under the pension threshold of about $400k.
Before the assets test I can remember hearing of people keeping yuuuge amounts in cheque accounts to avoid earning interest and so qualify for the OAP.
They might have been better off earning interest and taking a part pension, but there was a myopic obsession about getting the full pension and benefits.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 11:10 am

I love Ivermectin: areff got me a course of it two weeks ago to get rid of Kung Flu — which it did in three days (in tablet form).

Hard to know if that made the difference based on a sample of one.
I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 11:13 am

H B Bearsays:

May 17, 2022 at 10:36 am

Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.

These days you can get an RTA happy-snap without getting out of second gear.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 11:17 am

You haven’t answered my question.

Yes, harmless eccentrics should be left alone.

No, paranoid schizophrenics shouldn’t be left alone, they should be cared for for their own protection.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 17, 2022 11:18 am

Ukraine’s soldiers leave Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks, declares end to longest battle in war with Russia

They “left” the steel works?

Troops holed up in the last Ukrainian stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol have begun evacuating,

They were “evacuating”?

No, the word the ABC ought to be using, but studiously avoids using, starts with ‘s’ and ends with ‘urrender’.

I’m not pointing this out as a dunk on the Ukrainians. Their beseiged position in Mariupol was obviously unsustainable and it was only a matter of time before they had to choose between surrender or death.

It’s more to highlight the propagandistic nature of Western media coverage of the conflict; this article being a very good example of such coverage. It obfuscates the clear reality that the Ukrainian forces didn’t “leave” the steelworks. They weren’t “evacuated”. They surrendered. To the Russians. They are currently POWs, held by the Russians.

I think that, if the average person read this article and you later asked them where they thought the uninjured Ukrainian troops are at present, they’d say they are back in Ukraine.

bons
bons
May 17, 2022 11:21 am

I’ve just spent two days in Tyneside at the insistence of a self appointed dragon matriarch from another branch of the family.
She had assembled a group of descendents from a ‘wrong side of the blanket’ relationship involving a great great who was a bigamist, a trigamist actually.
He was obviously quite the lad. A successful gold prospector who was quite the killer with the ladies.
With one exceptions, meeting these people was like entering a 1970’s set of Coronation Street. If Australia was not a package holiday resort on the Costa del Crime, then it was beyond their comprehension. Unworldly.
The exception, a lecturer at Uni of Newcastle who had studied in Oz, didn’t appear to view their staggering ignorance as being exceptional.
The great great shared a surname with a well known barbie impersonator and failed Australian foreign minister, but is no relation.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 11:23 am

Bruce, you are not funny, and neither are most on the right who think they’re funny.

Frank
Frank
May 17, 2022 11:24 am

Roger says:
May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display. Imagine what they would be like without (perhaps the only) positive input into their lives.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 17, 2022 11:25 am

Our media shouldn’t be trying to make us sympathise with the Ukrainians and poison us against the Russians. Nor should it be trying to make us sympathise with the Russians and poison us against the Ukrainians.

This is not our war.

Vicki
Vicki
May 17, 2022 11:28 am

I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.

Absolutely agree, Sancho.

There certainly does seem to be evidence of quick recovery of some very ill Covid patients (in the early days of Wuhan & following variants) when FLCCC got access to them & administered high dose of oral Ivermectin.

But I am completely neutral about the efficacy of small amount of cattle drench!

In any case, many many Covid patients recover after only a few days of mild illness.

But the efficacy of the vaccines remains an issue.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 11:29 am

Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display.

I was merely pointing out her hypocrisy, Frank, which usually isn’t hard to do with these types.

Since she is effectively asking her fellow citizens, most of whom are less well off than she is, to make considerable sacrifices, including their jobs in many instances, the reporter should have asked her what sacrifices she was prepared to make.

jupes
jupes
May 17, 2022 11:36 am

Ukraine’s soldiers leave Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks, declares end to longest battle in war with Russia

The Uke propaganda has gone from pathetic to just sad. Who are they kidding?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 17, 2022 11:37 am

From the Oz. That Wong chap strikes again…

Glenda
23 minutes ago
yes apparently she insulted the traditional owners in Alice Springs last week when she thanked an ALP Senator who comes from the Tiwi Islands in her opening remarks completely ignoring the traditional owners standing beside her.
And she want to have a First Nations foreign policy with Ambassador.

Could she be anymore divisive?????

Bluey
Bluey
May 17, 2022 11:40 am

Rogersays:
May 17, 2022 at 11:29 am
Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display.

I was merely pointing out her hypocrisy, Frank, which usually isn’t hard to do with these types.

Since she is effectively asking her fellow citizens, most of whom are less well off than she is, to make considerable sacrifices, including their jobs in many instances, the reporter should have asked her what sacrifices she was prepared to make.

This is one of the reasons I so despise the greens and the teal people. They have all these high minded ideas, but it’s always someone else who has to make the sacrifice or do the hard work to make it work. It’s such a sense of entitlement that really gets my goat.

Real Deal
Real Deal
May 17, 2022 11:40 am

Hard to know if that made the difference based on a sample of one.
I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.

Same as me. My dose of Wuflu is just starting to diminish. Some panadol, nurofen and a bit of aspirin for a really sore throat. No horse powder needed.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 17, 2022 11:44 am

Albo would like to be considered to be another Bob Hawke, or like any successful PM. Somehow the media don’t mind this, but are down on Morrison. His admission that he was trying to appear less bulldozerly plays straight into the narrative that he has some unattractive personality traits. What’s unnattractive about him for the most part appearing twice as good as anyone from Labor likely to replace him? Contrast this with the media reaction whenever Gillard copped some flak – they then said politics was becoming too rude!
Morrison’s latest clanger, however, is suggesting that WHO or “world authorities” should be in charge of our pandemic management! That’s just not on.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 17, 2022 11:45 am

Franksays:
May 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
Roger says:
May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display. Imagine what they would be like without (perhaps the only) positive input into their lives.

My dogs life is worth more the the entire Left.

Roger
Roger
May 17, 2022 11:45 am

This is one of the reasons I so despise the greens and the teal people. They have all these high minded ideas, but it’s always someone else who has to make the sacrifice or do the hard work to make it work.

Very much on display during the “pandemic”.

“We’re all in this together” they chirped, as they outsourced the risk to low paid workers wo didn’t have the option of working from home because they were the ones keeping things running.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 17, 2022 11:47 am

Having my brother around on Sat night to follow the election. Might propose a drinking game:

– one drink when Kristina Kenneally is defeated
– another when Penny Wong is interviewed scowling
– another when Ol’ Leathery appears predicting Labor victory
– yet another when he proved wrong

and so on.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 11:49 am

I read that Politico piece on conservative comedy and the one it links to, and the premise of it is basically “Gutfeld outrates Colbert”. Well duh, Fox News is a ratings juggernaut… but its demographics are dominated by old white people who watch it for the racism. 3AW is also a ratings juggernaut in Melbourne but there’s only so many funeral parlour ads they can run. You can always win ratings by appealing to retirees, but you can’t sell many ads for pensioners with no discretionary spending budget.

Also the Gutfeld clip they embed is full of lines that are not funny at all. It’s painful to watch, the hosts struggle so hard with weak material. No wonder they don’t have a studio audience, they’d have to edit in canned laugh tracks.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 17, 2022 11:54 am

Something we’ll never see.
We’d be lucky to achieve three hulls in 15 years, and two of those hulls
would always be in dry dock, thanks to bootstrapping Australian ship building
in marginal electorates.

shatterzzz
May 17, 2022 11:56 am

I’ve just spent two days in Tyneside at the insistence of a self appointed dragon matriarch from another branch of the family.
As a”Geordie” I’m appalled, appalled, I tellz ya at this denigration of “Toon Paradise” .. LOL!

shatterzzz
May 17, 2022 12:05 pm

Ya gotta wonder at the folks running corflute placement out here in McMahon/Fowler .. now, admittedly, I live on the very edge of both electorates, in fact, I’m in Fowler whist neighbours on either side are in McMahon (don’t ask, I haven’t a clue how it worx .. LOL!) yet still .. the number of houses/premises decked out with “turtle’ & Dai Le signage side by side is ridiculous .. given the “turtle” is running in MCMahon & Dai Le is in Fowler .. strangely, very little KK advertising in this neck of the woods ……. in fact other than “turtle” & DL you’d be left wondering if anyone else is running out here …!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 17, 2022 12:08 pm

Left wing humour……….nope.
Supposed yucks are delivered after a tirade against some social norm target and then an expletive at volume for the punch line.
As Cartman would say “Laaame”

jupes
jupes
May 17, 2022 12:09 pm

Morrison’s latest clanger, however, is suggesting that WHO or “world authorities” should be in charge of our pandemic management!

So SloMo isn’t satisfied with Andrews and McClown running the ‘pandemic’, he now wants to hand it over to the Chicoms! If this report is true, the dickhead shouldn’t just be tossed out of government, he should be in jail.

shatterzzz
May 17, 2022 12:12 pm

He was obviously quite the lad. A successful gold prospector
We isn’t related are we BON? .. my GG G-daddy (mum’s side) left England (Gateshead/Newcastle) in 1858 for the Bendigo gold-fields and struck it rich in 1861 .. packed up the entire family and back to Tyneside in 1862 .. my G Grandma was born in Oz in 1859 left i 1862 & never returned .. family name was Hall ………

Vicki
Vicki
May 17, 2022 12:15 pm

From the Oz. That Wong chap strikes again…
she insulted the traditional owners in Alice Springs last week And she want to have a First Nations foreign policy with Ambassador.
Could she be anymore divisive?????

Yes, she practises daily.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 17, 2022 12:19 pm

Monty, try this.
Wait for the abortion clinic joke.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=reuJjGhgU_k

Delta A
Delta A
May 17, 2022 12:22 pm

Bruce, you are not funny, and neither are most on the right who think they’re funny.

Ah, that made me laugh.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 12:28 pm

Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook. I think it’s just that their brains are cooked, like how Ray Liotta ended up in that Silence of the Lambs sequel.

The concept of parody too much for your tiny mind munty?

Given that you seem to see “conspiracy theorists” everywhere, is it reasonable to assume that you also are a conspiracy theorist, and therefore a “cooker”?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 12:31 pm

munty

but the aggregated streams on Twitch by a bunch of young blokes who are making fun of them. It’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the Cat.

How unoriginal, a rip-off of Libs of TikTok. You should try that one sometime, it’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the comments you make here.

m0nty
m0nty
May 17, 2022 12:36 pm

Monty, try this.
Wait for the abortion clinic joke.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=reuJjGhgU_k

Given that the joke straight after is anti-guns, I don’t think you can claim this bloke as one of yours.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 17, 2022 12:42 pm

Not claiming anyone Monty.
Is it funny?

Vicki
Vicki
May 17, 2022 12:55 pm

I have just read the latest article from the Brownstone Institute in which Jeffrey Tucker interviews Congressman Thomas Massie about the injection of trillions of dollars into the US economy in 2020 in order to accommodate lockdowns.

https://mailchi.mp/bbf1a0af6636/moral-imperative-of-sanctuary-7097601?e=5fa4245cfd

Massie explains that normally such injections would be via borrowings from international sources, but in this case came from “thin air” via the Federal Reserve – by which, I suppose, he means “the printing of money”.

I am a bit of an ignoramus re the mechanics of this public finance mechanism. I realise that our government, likewise, injected trillions of “borrowings” into people’s pockets to enable the lockdowns.

My question is – did this money actually come from borrowings, and do we actually know the source? Or do we, similarly, “print money”??????

Kneel
Kneel
May 17, 2022 1:06 pm

John Durham, Michael Sussman and Hillary Clinton.

Interesting situation.

I suspect that while Durham won’t be sacked as a Special Prosecutor, he may be having his funding severely restricted, so that by the time he can indict HillBillary and Co, the statute to limitations will have run its course, and she won’t be going to gaol.
But two can play that game, as Durham appears to be showing – if he gets a whole lot of stuff that seems unrelated (or is only marginally related) to the Sussman case on the public record, he may not be able to indict HillBillary but he can certainly have enough information on the public record to allow a Republican Congress to impeach her and thereby prevent her running for President in 2024.
Now THAT would be worth seeing happen – basically, “You may avoid the legal consequences due to your political connections, but you will still be paying a price for what you did.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:12 pm

Dotsays:
May 17, 2022 at 10:26 am
No one uses the term “cooker”. Stop astroturfing you space cadet.

munty is trying (very trying) to seem young and hip, when in reality, he is a fat middle-aged man who runs a fantasy football website and is a slumlord on the side.

Vicki
Vicki
May 17, 2022 1:14 pm

Husband was just having lunch & commented on the massive bill incurred by the government annually in the employment of consultants.

It occurs to me that the argument that there is a huge transfer of wealth going on in western countries is correct. And that this transfer of wealth is to the minions of the bloated bureaucracies employed by western governments.

Kneel
Kneel
May 17, 2022 1:15 pm

” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit

Slowvertaking

Drives me crazy.”

This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely. And a modern 5.7+ litre V8 with fuel injection will still return better than 9L/100km (that’s > 30mpg!) on a country trip.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:16 pm

m0ntysays:
May 17, 2022 at 10:42 am
Haha, M0nty shows again that lefties are humourless.

You weren’t making a joke, Bruce.

ROFLMAO! munty the mind reader, but too stooopid to recognise parody, and claims to know another’s thoughts (from a thousand or so kms away).

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:17 pm

These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.

Diagnosis by Dr munty, via the internet. Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tango.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 17, 2022 1:19 pm

Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.

“Judge Christopher Cooper, appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama, will preside in the trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The proceeding begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:22 pm

m0ntysays:
May 17, 2022 at 11:17 am
You haven’t answered my question.

Yes, harmless eccentrics should be left alone.

munty tries to avoid incarceration (but given he is now into remote psychiatric diagnosis, the adjective “harmless” might not apply).

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:24 pm

m0ntysays:
May 17, 2022 at 11:23 am
Bruce, you are not funny, and neither are most on the right who think they’re funny.

Feeling a bit sensitive munty?

That you seem to think that leftist humour is funny says a lot about the feebleness of your mentality,

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 17, 2022 1:26 pm

thanked an ALP Senator who comes from the Tiwi Islands in her opening remarks completely ignoring the traditional owners standing beside her.

Benny thinks that all those aborigines look the same?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 17, 2022 1:51 pm

Why is it that so many Cats & Kittees are salivating at the prospect of Kristina Keneally* getting the arse on Saturday? 🙂

(Please limit your response to 100 words)

(* aka: KK, “I’m Nobody’d Girl, c–t)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 17, 2022 2:00 pm

I never get sick of thisA lighter moment for the day for speed freaks.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 17, 2022 2:01 pm

Teal sheilas a good investment…….

Tech companies such as Australian-founded Atlassian are nursing deep wounds after months of pain on the sharemarket, and experts are warning the damage could get worse before they bounce back.

Atlassian, founded by Aussies Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, has had its share price tumble about 60 per cent since November amid a wider global tech-sector rout.
(From news.com)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 17, 2022 2:09 pm

I’m up and down to the South Coast often. The road is windy with few passing opportunities. The number of times I see people passing too late and slow even though they have the power to pass quickly.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 2:11 pm

Franksays:
May 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
Roger says:
May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint …

If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 2:35 pm

Kneelsays:

May 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm

” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit

Slowvertaking

Drives me crazy.”

This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely

You don’t need a monster V8.
Mine is just a touch over 2 litres.
Diesel plus turbo.
I set the speed limiter warning at 130. If I put the boot into it from about 80-90, the speed limiter Bing Bong! usually goes off before I get level with the car in front.
I am sure sfw will be here shortly telling me I deserve “one with the lot”, but cops with ticket quotas tend to think like that.
The safest course of action is to spend as little time on the wrong side of the road as practicable.

Cassie of Sydney
May 17, 2022 2:46 pm

“If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.”

Correct, which is why I would never ever give a penny to them. Same with any organisation with the words “Animal Justice” in their name.

As for Animals Australia, I find it highly ironic (or moronic) that one of their board members is Melissa Parke, former ALP member for Fremantle and recent ALP candidate for Curtin (back in 2019…..she failed). Parke is a staunch advocate for the Palestinians, an apologist for the murderous theocratic regime running Gaza and a well known Israel hater…she supports the BDS. Unlike in Israel, concern for animal welfare in Gaza and the West Bank is virtually non-existent. And given what the Pallies do at Ramadan to goats and how they slaughter them, I’ve never heard Parke condemn any of that. I suppose her outrage is selective……she is a leftist after all.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 17, 2022 2:48 pm

New fred Cassie.

Old bloke
Old bloke
May 17, 2022 3:36 pm

Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.

If that was the tuart forest near Ludlow, you can console yourself knowing that the camera operator is now most likely suffering from either or both Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, both of which are endemic in that forest.

Kneel
Kneel
May 17, 2022 4:24 pm

“Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.”

True BoN, but consider – it is now on public record that 22(?) of the emails previously claimed to be “privileged” are not so privileged, and also that the DoJ has a copy of them, even if they can’t use them in the Sussman trial (unless defense wants to dispute certain matters, which of course they won’t, being the same lawyers representing HFA and DNC – a conflict of interest that Durham has already pointed out).

However, since they are not privileged and are in the possession of DoJ, they can presumably be subpoenaed by the House or Senate and “reviewed” by those august bodies at their leisure – which the GOP could certainly do if they take control of both those houses come November.

Furthermore, if it is shown at trial that HFA (“Hillary For America”) or the DNC “created” the Steele Dossier purely as “oppo” (opposition research – which the indictment indicates Durham can show they did) and then attempted to drag the FBI and CIA into investigating Trump and others by supplying it as factual and “not from any client or company” as Sussman’s SMS to the FBI legal head says, then this is also on the official record, and even if Durham does not have the resources to collate, collect and otherwise organise an indictment prior to the statute of limitations running out, it is still usable as “evidence” in an impeachment against HRC running for President, by making her not a “fit and proper person” (or whatever the wording is) to hold such an office, or even if she manages to dodge it and becomes President – such impeachments being at the whim of the house and senate and not constrained in the same manner as the judiciary.

Durham isn’t stupid, is very methodical and IMO a patriot. If he thinks he is being set up to fail, he may be doing what he is to make sure there is a “poison pill” for the DNC and Hillary in what he actually can get done. As I said, it may mean they don’t serve any time in gaol for it, but they may still get “smashed” by it in other ways, most especially political ways. Which is rather a delicious irony, isn’t it – you use political connections to “save” yourself from gaol, but that tactic also ruins you politically if there is a sharp operator on the “other side”. And Durham is nothing if not “sharp”. So Hillary the the top DNC brass may find themselves on the “outer” with enough of the plebs to be a real problem for them personally and politically. And not just them, but also Biden and the DoJ appointees as well. Noice – couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of grubs, eh?

Still, none of it may happen for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the GOP’s resolution to “get” such people has traditionally been very low – they often seem more concerned with what the New York Slimes says about them than reality, or what their voters want. I just put it out there as my take on what may be in the works. There’s still a lot to play out yet, and much we don’t know and may never know, but the above scenario seems possible at this time.

Zipster
May 17, 2022 4:31 pm

I set the speed limiter warning at 130. If I put the boot into it from about 80-90, the speed limiter Bing Bong

are you sure you’re not confusing it with the lane departure warning?

Zipster
May 17, 2022 4:40 pm

Why is it that so many Cats & Kittees are salivating at the prospect of Kristina Keneally* getting the arse on Saturday? ?

only fans?

johanna
johanna
May 17, 2022 4:56 pm

Lefties regard no personal sacrifice as too great, including close relatives and truth:

Robyn’s children say their mum was a “fit and healthy” 77-year-old they expected to have around for another 10 to 15 years.

She got her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in July 2021.

Within weeks Robyn went from doing her own shopping and loading firewood to being paralysed, relying on her children and hospital staff to hand-feed her.

She also experienced delusions and hallucinations.

“It was horrendous, like torture,” her daughter Jo said.

“It was watching your world suffer … she suffered so much.”

She died in hospital on September 5 last year, leaving four children, six grandchildren and three cats.

The cause of death listed on her death certificate is “Guillain-Barre syndrome in the setting of recent AstraZeneca vaccination”.

The kids are cool with it, the Greater Good and so on. Jerks.

Robyn’s four children, Kris, Kate, Jo and Ross, are all vaccinated and fully support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

“I know the odds are very small and I believe in the vaccination program,” Ross said.

Oh, wait:

Kate said a federal health department official has offered to put them in touch with someone from Services Australia who could help them fill out the form three times, but no help has been forthcoming.

They said they believed they were entitled to a lump sum payment of $70,680 plus funeral expenses, but they have questions about how the scheme works.

“As it reads it feels like pain and suffering for someone who died is not valued,” Ross said.

Having your cake and eating it is called to mind.

Zipster
May 17, 2022 5:01 pm

“Guillain-Barre syndrome in the setting of recent AstraZeneca vaccination”.

basted in a warm remdesivir and parsley sauce

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