Open Thread – Weekend 21 May 2021


Landscape with bridge, Ivan Shishkin, late 1800s

1,395 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 21 May 2021”

  1. m0nty Avatar

    LOL, Labor wins an election and you lot start prepping for the apocalypse. What a bunch of drama queens.

  2. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I do not live in what conservatives would think of as a traditional family. My wife is an equal, not my chattel.

    Monty’s hobby is building straw men.

  3. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    People who call themselves conservatives these days are lying. What they are is reactionaries, trying to reverse previous defeats. Their demand is to change society and destroy its institutions, not to conserve, because they don’t like what those institutions have evolved to become.

    I do not live in what conservatives would think of as a traditional family. My wife is an equal, not my chattel.

    When those government institutions consume about 40c of every dollar in the economy then I think it is time to question those institutions and what they have evolved into. My experience with organisations like APRA, ASIC etc is that they are self-serving not service institutions.

    The government may not always like you or your family. And that government may be ALP, LNP or Green.

  4. Dot Avatar

    “Scott Morrison can’t say he wasn’t warned that women were angry. But will the next Liberal leader heed the lessons Morrison ignored?

    “Gold” from the ABC’s Annabel Crabb.

    This is pretty much pure political copy (bullshit).

    As a man, I was never offended as a man with what Gillard said, unless it was particularly misandric.

    To be frank, I can’t really remember anything, I was more worried with excessive government spending. I do remember Slow Mo making dumb ads about milkshakes & consent, and how letting boys being angry with girls in any way or form leads to rape.

  5. Vicki Avatar

    Rising interest rates hold hope for real estate prices to settle down. But inflation/stagflation? Jeepers! Getting hit from both sides. Advice?

    Johanna – your house will be your haven if things become volcanic in the next year or so. You don’t want to be paying rent (if you don’t have to) & have not have that comfort of your own 4 walls.

    If you already have a home, & you have money to invest – I would still buy property. My family had a branch of the family during the Great Depression who were famous for being secure because they owned property & people always needed somewhere to live. It may well be that property prices will collapse soon and you could enter the market more cheaply – but, be that as it may – I would still be buying property if you have the cash.

    As for Crypto, I confess I am no expert – but I have a friend who is – and is still optimistic despite some areas of crypto exploding in the past week OS. I reckon he’s either got nerves of steel – or is too pig headed to admit his stake is in trouble. But, as I say, I am no expert & there will be those here who will probably say “buy”!

  6. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    More confirmation that the future of the Liberal Party lies in electorates like Lindsay…..not Wentworth, not North Sydney, not Warringah, not Kooyong, not Curtin and not Mackellar.

    It just occurs to me Cassie.
    I got thinking about this when Bernie Finn was on the radio today.
    Even though they bend over backwards for net zeroes and trans rights, a request to adopt a simple conservative policy which would resonate with families in the ‘burbs, they run a mile.
    They claim that “net zero” policies are to attract voters, but push their traditional liberal voters away with a bargepole.
    Why is that?
    The truth is, the Trumbles, Pynes, Julie Bishops, Sharmas, Falinskys etc just can’t stomach the little people. They are ashamed to be associated with them. They’d rather be seen with a teal or a Julian Burnside type than an Indian bookkeeper from Tarneit.

  7. Dot Avatar

    LOL, Labor wins an election and you lot start prepping for the apocalypse. What a bunch of drama queens.

    monty

    If you took you fishing you’d probably think I was a survivalist. You are a clueless shut in and you are as athletic as a fat Shar Pei.

    I’m not Les Stroud, I’m not going to kill any townies and get out of your house.

    Did you even watch the mighty Carlton play this year in Melbin?

  8. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Milkshake ads:

    According to the department, The Good Society website was “created by experts and reviewed by a Resource Review Group of subject matter experts” and “community members, teachers, and school leaders were also consulted to ensure the content was engaging for students and consistent with community standards.”

    We paid $3.8 million for that shit.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL, Labor wins an election and you lot start prepping for the apocalypse.

    No, just loss of reliable electricity supply, which is something you should make sure of for your business M0nty.

    The U.S. Is Entering a Severe Energy Crisis (20 May)

    JPMorgan commodities analyst Natasha Kaneva predicts a “cruel summer” ahead.

    That’s actually about petrol prices, which were $2.12/L for ULP here when I passed servo this morning. The real issue for both countries is blackouts as the grid and renewable energy fail to keep pace with demand. Unfortunately during very hot and very cold weather the wind tends not to blow due to big high pressure systems.

    Slow Joe has had 18 months to screw the US energy industry into the ground, Albo is just getting started. I doubt that Liddell, Eraring and Loy Yang will remain open for long. And then we too will be screwed into the ground.

    All for no reason except a pseudoreligious fantasy.

  10. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    created by experts

    Yessss indeedy. ‘Experts’.

  11. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    From my understanding Monty married his wife, had children and then lives with his wife and kids in a home. He owns his own business and is involved with his community. You’re a closet Conservative Monty. Come out the closet. Smoke a cigar, down some cognac and complain about the price of labour.

  12. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Bought the generator this arvo. Now for the transfer switch.
    What sort did you buy?

    It is a Maxwatt 3200i from BMS. $729. Seems like a bit of a bargain at $160 off list. Got the last one in Toowoomba. I checked the fridge and freezer startup loads and it will handle them both with a 100% margin. At least the frozen food will be OK and we’ll be able to charge various electronic devices. It is expensive power at around $1.50 per Kw-h but expensive is better than no power for what I need.

  13. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Boambee Johnsays:
    May 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm
    Note the mix of arrogance and fear with which munty refuses to accept that the gains of the fascist left are not on some irrervisible “arc of history”, but might be reversed. He believes that any attempt to reverse what he regards as “gains”, but others might regard as regressive, is unacceptable.

    Of course, to munty, the gains of the fascist left are right and proper, and it is unacceptable (but frightening) that others might not agree.

    There is nothing new under the sun. History has shown where this is all headed to, and even when faced with the horrible reality, dimwits like munty will still refuse to see that they are in the wrong.

  14. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dickless

    Incidentally, Liberals lost Lindsay in 2016, now it’s a safe Liberal seat held by a liberal Member.

    Remind me, who was the PM leading the election campaign in 2016? Was it that eeeeeviiillll conservative Abbott, or was it the lefty “progressive” Turdballs?

  15. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    You’re a closet Conservative Monty. Come out the closet. Smoke a cigar, down some cognac and complain about the price of labour.

    That’s pretty good.

    mUnted, the cognac communist.

  16. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    rickwsays:
    May 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm
    P&W R2800:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG9DG6EQOQs

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

  17. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    My wife is an equal, not my chattel.

    She probably kills the spider whilst M0ntifa stands on a chair.

  18. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    Is M0ntifa still hiding under the bed from Rona?

  19. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    The truth is, the Trumbles, Pynes, Julie Bishops, Sharmas, Falinskys etc just can’t stomach the little people.

    How do you know that?
    The reality is that the first 3 resigned and their safe seats have since been lost, and the other 2 got booted on Saturday.
    Why?
    Because they weren’t Liberals and the Liberal voters woke up.
    United Australia Party was the last conservative Party to hold Government, it collapsed in the Forties and most of it’s MPs disappeared into oblivion.
    8o years gone and now some are saying to give conservatism another go?

  20. Winston Smith Avatar

    Bruce O’Newk:

    All for no reason except a pseudoreligious fantasy.

    All for no reason except a Death Cultist fantasy.
    Fixingly.

  21. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    You’re a closet Conservative Monty.

    He’d run the Democrat plantation, if he had the energy – I’m sure Candace Owens would agree.

  22. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Bear Necessities

    My experience with organisations like APRA, ASIC etc is that they are self-serving not service institutions.

    Don’t forget Their ABC, now a leftist stack, broadcasting unceasing left/Slime propaganda, but insisting those not of a leftist persuasion must contribute financially to its wasteful operations.

  23. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    It is expensive power at around $1.50 per Kw-h but expensive is better than no power for what I need.

    I think you got a good deal! I had been thinking about something similar in size but would run on natural gas, gas doesn’t go off the way fuel can, plus you can run it from the gas main without lugging around fuel (assuming there is still gas available!) plus you could probably get it to run on wood gas.

  24. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    He’d run the Democrat plantation, if he had the energy – I’m sure Candace Owens would agree.

    I could imagine Monty being dressed like Colonel Sanders and saying:

    ‘When you boys were slaves you used to sing like birds….’

  25. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    F6F Hellcat!

  26. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    These people do exist and they vote.

    Forcing them to do so doesn’t help.

    The gliberals truly are idiots – he’s barely been punted and certain clueless clots are already talking about trying to resurrect Frydchickenberger’s dead as a dodo political career.

    Just face it, you clowns – he was a dud. Blindsided by some ridiculous vacuous airhead he never even saw coming.

  27. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    KD

    We paid $3.8 million for that shit.

    munty has assured us that the low taxing, balanced budgets, ALP will be looking for savings. Draw their attention to this gross waste of public funds. Also, refer it to the future Federal ICAC.

  28. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah righto. We’ll see how long this lasts (the Tele):

    Fallen game show host Andrew O’Keefe has swapped his cramped 2m by 3m remand cell for a self-contained cabin at a waterfront rural idyll after being granted bail to fight his drug and alcohol demons.

    O’Keefe nodded in the Supreme Court as Justice Robert Hulme said the 24/7 rehabilitation centre was a good opportunity for him after a descent into an “erratic and chaotic lifestyle”.

    For how long?

    In March he was refused bail after another judge, Justice Robertson Wright, ruled that his proposed three-week stint in rehabilitation was inadequate.

    This time lawyers for the former prime time TV celebrity increased that to at least six months and up to 12 months.

    What will he do to fill the time?

    O’Keefe will have to spend between six and 12 months at the Connect Global centre where he can go fishing, play tennis and basketball as he joins up to another 19 “willing men” who are “ready to enter the recovery stage of dealing with their addiction”.

    The court had been told that the nephew of rock and roll legend Johnny O’Keefe and the son of a former Supreme Court judge had already been to rehab nine times before this one over his addictions to ice and cocaine.

    What if he leaves?

    If he leaves rehab or is expelled, he must hand himself in to police.

    Or has a warrant issued for his arrest, and back to the bin he goes. I’m giving him six weeks. Absolute max, before he has the urge to consult with a ladeeee about ‘opening a flower business’.

  29. dopey Avatar
    dopey

    CBA is offering 2.5% on 18 month term deposit. Better than a kick in the arse I suppose.

  30. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Bear Necessities

    Smoke a cigar, down some cognac and complain about the price of labour.

    munty keeps labour costs down in his business by employing only casual workers.

  31. Dot Avatar

    O’Keefe will have to spend between six and 12 months at the Connect Global centre where he can go fishing, play tennis and basketball as he joins up to another 19 “willing men” who are “ready to enter the recovery stage of dealing with their addiction”.

    Sounds like a Family Guy plot about George Clooney.

  32. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    https://twitter.com/jonkudelka/status/1528581513238917120

    Jon “Semi-Fungible Airships” Kudelka
    @jonkudelka
    The teals are just the greens with a property portfolio.

    Bwahahahahaha!

  33. Dot Avatar

    Whoops

    American Dad

  34. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    I checked the fridge and freezer startup loads

    Probably very modest, as the real power at startup is only approximately twice the run (current) – the c. 7x start current is unreal power (prolly a power factor of 0.3 in a tiny fridge motor – if it’s an inverter model, the current is even less but the start time is a little longer).

  35. pete m Avatar
    pete m

    Hey M0nty, when you post from Malmo then you can post again.

    Until then you have no face here.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    Pilots said it could fly through a brick wall, but the only evasive action that the pilot could take was to unfasten the seat belt and run around the cockpit.

  37. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.
    I think Greg’s Airplanes and Autos has a Youtube video on the Chinese Nationalists in Taiwan using them to good effect against the Chicoms from 1949 to 1955. Great kill ratios. The P-47 was on it’s own at 30,000 feet and above.
    I’d love to see a movie made about this.

  38. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    I think you got a good deal! I had been thinking about something similar in size but would run on natural gas, gas doesn’t go off the way fuel can, plus you can run it from the gas main without lugging around fuel (assuming there is still gas available!) plus you could probably get it to run on wood gas.
    I’m going to look at running it from bottled LPG. No mains gas in our street.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey M0nty, when you post from Malmo then you can post again.

    Until then you have no face here.

    Harsh, but fair.

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    P51D “Mustang.”

  41. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Razey can send mUnty some sushi so he doesn’t have to eat elk.

  42. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    The truth is, the Trumbles, Pynes, Julie Bishops, Sharmas, Falinskys etc just can’t stomach the little people. They are ashamed to be associated with them. They’d rather be seen with a teal or a Julian Burnside type than an Indian bookkeeper from Tarneit.

    Yes and being the effete parasites that they are a well as being incredibly stupid, they have no idea how wealth is generated. No do they care.

  43. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Bluey.
    Is that Kudelka the cartoonist?

  44. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    Pilots said it could fly through a brick wall, but the only evasive action that the pilot could take was to unfasten the seat belt and run around the cockpit.

    .

    Even my RC P47 is a tough bastard. It spent a week stuck up a tree, finally got it down by chucking sticks at it. Still flew.

    Then I shear off a wing in a crash, bit of glue, up flying again. Hahaha.

  45. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    P51D “Mustang.”
    Not a patch on a P-47 at 30,000 feet, Zulu
    Greg’s Airplanes is a great series on WW2 fighters from a technical PoV.

  46. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    O’Keefe will have to spend between six and 12 months at the Connect Global centre where he can go fishing, play tennis and basketball as he joins up to another 19 “willing men” who are “ready to enter the recovery stage of dealing with their addiction”.

    It could get quite gay very quickly with 19 ‘willing men’.

  47. Old Lefty Avatar
    Old Lefty

    A modest proposal.

    I see that Dr Monique Ryan (for an ever-so-proud doctor she is), the new teal MP for Kooyong, is leading the charge on the ABC for the new government to go harder on climate change and emissions.

    Very well. Let her put her backside where her mouth is, forgo the front cabin of a jet, and take the meandering train/ coach service (change at Cootamundra or Yass Junction) between Melbourne and Canberra. Yes, it takes nine hours on the rare occasions when it runs on time. But surely that’s a small price to pay for someone so committed to reducing emissions?

    Do I hear howls of outrage already?

  48. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Jim’s Mowing founder Jim Penman is taking a legal battle to the Supreme Court to get access to the health advice the Victorian government used to enforce the world’s longest COVID lockdown.

    Go Jim, Go!

    ‘Breach of his own law’: Jim’s Mowing founder takes lockdown legal battle to Supreme Court

  49. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Old Leftysays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm
    A modest proposal.

    I see that Dr Monique Ryan (for an ever-so-proud doctor she is), the new teal MP for Kooyong, is leading the charge on the ABC for the new government to go harder on climate change and emissions.

    Very well. Let her put her backside where her mouth is, forgo the front cabin of a jet, and take the meandering train/ coach service (change at Cootamundra or Yass Junction) between Melbourne and Canberra. Yes, it takes nine hours on the rare occasions when it runs on time. But surely that’s a small price to pay for someone so committed to reducing emissions?

    Do I hear howls of outrage already?

    I’m not rich enough to be a Greenie.

  50. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    MX3200i

    2 year Warranty – if you change the oil every 100 hrs of operation/6 months.

  51. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “The truth is, the Trumbles, Pynes, Julie Bishops, Sharmas, Falinskys etc just can’t stomach the little people. They are ashamed to be associated with them. They’d rather be seen with a teal or a Julian Burnside type than an Indian bookkeeper from Tarneit.”

    Yep. The Liberal Party needs more like Dai Le and less of the Sharmas, Falinskys and Zimmermans.

  52. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    It could get quite gay very quickly with 19 ‘willing men’.

    Sounds like an Adelaide Crows pre-season camp.

  53. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Rowan Dean interrogating BJ on the LNP squib about climate bullshit, but keeps getting interrupted by fucking Murray who wants to go softly softly on the squib.

  54. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    CBA is offering 2.5% on 18 month term deposit. Better than a kick in the arse I suppose.

    Means the bank thinks that interest rates will be > 2.5% 6 to 9 months from now.

  55. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Means the bank thinks that interest rates will be > 2.5% 6 to 9 months from now.
    Still negative real rates after inflation though.

  56. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Sancho Panzersays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm
    Bluey.
    Is that Kudelka the cartoonist?

    No idea. I was sent the link, it made be laugh, so I posted it.

  57. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    The truth is, the Trumbles, Pynes, Julie Bishops, Sharmas, Falinskys etc just can’t stomach the little people. They are ashamed to be associated with them. They’d rather be seen with a teal or a Julian Burnside type than an Indian bookkeeper from Tarneit.

    The other thing is that these untalented and self important people go into politics for nice trips and a chance to strut the world stage. Looking out for the interests and welfare of voters is the last thing on their minds.

  58. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    The teals are just the greens with a property portfolio.

    The Greens are a Far Right Party and Labor is the Greens-Lite Party.
    Have the Teals hoodwinked the small l Liberal Voters?
    Or are they just dupes?

  59. Winston Smith Avatar

    Razey?rickw:

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    F6F Hellcat!

    FW190D

  60. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    2 year Warranty – if you change the oil every 100 hrs of operation/6 months.
    They all pretty much call for those or more frequent oil changes.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.

    F6F Hellcat!

    How many F6Fs and P47s could a Warthog shoot down before they got it?

    It’s actually slightly faster than both, has a 30mm autocannon plus missiles and rockets, and is armoured like anything.

    The Final Countdown (1980) – “Splash the Zeros”

  62. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Have the Teals hoodwinked the small l Liberal Voters?
    Or are they just dupes?

    They are just fucking stupid airhead bints.

  63. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    The left media is already promoting the differences between the remaining wet squibs and conservatives in the LNP over climate fucking change; here’s the turdball times’ take:

    Back in Canberra, Nationals were jostling ahead of a leadership spill. A number of Nationals were furious when Barnaby Joyce signalled on Monday his party could abandon its support for net zero emissions after the Coalition’s defeat.

    The former Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, had not ruled out another tilt at the top job and David Littleproud, one of the strongest internal supporters of action to address the threat of climate change, also had aspirations.

    Littleproud on Monday cut across Joyce by declaring the party’s net zero commitment accompanied by funding for regional infrastructure was “sensible policy”.

    He also told Sky News that Matt Canavan’s campaign declarations that net zero was “dead” had negative ramifications for the Liberals and also caused the Nationals problems in several regional contests, including a savage negative swing against the party in the regional Victorian seat of Nicholls.

    I wonder if little dick is rooting mcormdick or vice versa

  64. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    cohenitesays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:27 pm
    Rowan Dean interrogating BJ on the LNP squib about climate bullshit, but keeps getting interrupted by fucking Murray who wants to go softly softly on the squib.

    Murray just needs a few more cup cakes for his fat guts.

  65. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    You are a clueless shut in and you are as athletic as a fat Shar Pei.

    More of an old pug in my minds eye, with six pendulous tits. And a neckbeard.

  66. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Or are they just dupes?

    Ladyflamerspooks.

  67. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    ” Let her put her backside”

    From the pictures I’ve seen of Ryan, she might have trouble fitting her backside on any seat.

  68. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Yep. The Liberal Party needs more like Dai Le …

    Only if they’re planning to be in Opposition forever.
    Vietnamese voting pattern in Australia = 100% for Labor.
    Even Indian Bookkeepers from Tarneit that Mal Turnbull won’t talk to
    [in Sancho’s fantasies] only vote Labor at 97%.

  69. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Not sure how well a Warthog would do at 30,000 feet. It isn’t designed to operate there. The thrust of turbofans drops off quicker than turbojets with altitude. The cannon is a beast though.

  70. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    From Dover’s tweet thing on the side:

    Chuck Callesto
    @ChuckCallesto

    BREAKING REPORT: Belgium become first country to introduce compulsory MONKEYPOX QUARANTINE, Anyone testing positive must ISOLATE FOR 21 DAYS as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks..

    Prediction: All the Gay bars and saunas will go broke as all their customers are quarantined for three weeks.

  71. Dot Avatar

    BREAKING REPORT: Belgium become first country to introduce compulsory MONKEYPOX QUARANTINE, Anyone testing positive must ISOLATE FOR 21 DAYS as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks..

    Dont. Get. Tested.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    FW190D

    Supposed to have been a B-17 squadron, based in England, during World War Two.

    One of the psychological warfare boys put up a poster, asking “Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wulfe?”

    Next morning it bore the words “WE ARE” and was signed by all the aircrew in the squadron, from the Squadron commander down.

  73. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    The former Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, had not ruled out another tilt at the top job and David Littleproud, one of the strongest internal supporters of action to address the threat of climate change, also had aspirations.

    This is the thing- there are hard line leftists in the LNP. Have been going back to Ian McPhee. Why would you vote for people like that? iirc McCormack was hot to reduce urban speed limits to 30km/h. I’m sure he enjoyed his trip to Sweden.

  74. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Ed Casesays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm
    Yep. The Liberal Party needs more like Dai Le …

    Only if they’re planning to be in Opposition forever.
    Vietnamese voting pattern in Australia = 100% for Labor.
    Even Indian Bookkeepers from Tarneit that Mal Turnbull won’t talk to
    [in Sancho’s fantasies] only vote Labor at 97%.

    Doesn’t this prove that ultimately, Australia destination is Venezuela?
    The increasing majority want free stuff, so they get it.

    Until the money runs out.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Littleproud on Monday cut across Joyce by declaring the party’s net zero commitment accompanied by funding for regional infrastructure was “sensible policy”.

    Nats are gone. Someone send an undertaker.

  76. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    He sucks the oxygen out of other conservative minors who have a genuine interest in furthering the conservative cause and, in the end, gives us nothing.

    Agreed. Townsville City Council case point, his candidates pretty well have kept the status quo of a bint of a ALP aligned mayor with a nasty authoritarian streak and stench of corruption. If the UAP’s Greg Dowling hadn’t run as candidate for Mayor we’d have a different person in that chair or even Jane Artlett who actually ran a business in the election prior to that.

    As for the Liberals, it was always going to be a stretch wining a 4th term with a candidate like Scomo. I will be interested to see if the Climate 200 Independents target eastern suburbs in Melbourne in November. Same Sydney Northern Beaches in NSW state election next year. How they go will be an indicator as well. Personally I believe this phenomenon isn’t going away in a hurry.

    Anyway now the dust has settled with Albo having a thin majority I am going back to my mid week lurking. Adios and thanks for a good weekends insights by all.

  77. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:29 pm
    The teals are just the greens with a property portfolio.

    The Greens are a Far Right Party and Labor is the Greens-Lite Party.
    Have the Teals hoodwinked the small l Liberal Voters?

    Serious question.

    Name ten Liberal members of the just finished Parliament whom you would rate as “small l Liberals”. Then name ten whom you would rate as “Far Right” Greens.

  78. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Doesn’t this prove that ultimately, Australia destination is Venezuela?
    The increasing majority want free stuff, so they get it.

    Until the money runs out.

    Venezuela’s problems are directly attributable to US Sanctions.
    Vietnamese and Indians know how to survive and prosper under
    authoritarian Right Wing Governments, it’s all they’ve known back home.

  79. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dickless

    Vietnamese voting pattern in Australia = 100% for Labor.

    Was Dai Le elected by the Muslim vote? Someone voted for her.

  80. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    You’re a closet Conservative Monty.

    I am the only conservative on this site. I have said it time and time again, nothing closeted about it. You are all bomb-throwing anarchists.

  81. The Beer whisperer Avatar
    The Beer whisperer

    Have You Been Paying Attention just had Marty Sheargold respond with “rub n’ tug” to a question about where Albo was going from a photo presented.

    LOL.

  82. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Not sure how well a Warthog would do at 30,000 feet.

    The other two have to come down eventually, Warthogs are a ground animal.

    Notable, btw, that when his guys finally convinced Rudel to trade in his beloved Stuka he chose to fly a FW190. So Warthogs and Big Bad Wulfes are related.

  83. The Beer whisperer Avatar
    The Beer whisperer

    Vietnamese voting pattern in Australia = 100% for Labor.

    No good deed goes unpunished, and conversely no bad deed goes unrewarded.

    Shitlam calling them racist epitaphs has resulted in them voting for his mob forever.

    Muttley, come here, i’ve got some insults for you…

  84. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    KD at 8:00.

    Or has a warrant issued for his arrest, and back to the bin he goes. I’m giving him six weeks. Absolute max, before he has the urge to consult with a ladeeee about ‘opening a flower business’.

    Jeez, he’s thick.
    How many bail hearings did he have?
    Four?
    Five?
    Every single time he pitched for the soft option … bailed to the Sydney Clinic, no conditions, nothing. The plan was to wait a week or two and voilà! … the shrink springs him.
    Five times he tried.
    Five times the beak hinted that we needed a “slightly more stringent bail regime”.
    I said after the last hearing they wanted six months, no day release, no release on shrink discretion, no nothin’.
    Clearly he and/or his lawyer are as thick as a short plank.

  85. The Beer whisperer Avatar
    The Beer whisperer

    Venezuela’s problems are directly attributable to US Sanctions.

    Nut, call yourself any type of cronyist you like. Chavez gave his mates the best jobs as rewards for supporting him to power. “Da Yanks made me do it” doesn’t wash any more than you do.

  86. Dot Avatar

    m0ntysays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:47 pm
    You’re a closet Conservative Monty.

    I am the only conservative on this site. I have said it time and time again, nothing closeted about it. You are all bomb-throwing anarchists.

    “Punch a Nazi”

    “monty has not responded to claims he doesn’t care about civil liberties”

    Here’s the thing monty. We wouldn’t blow ourselves up, ala Pierrot le Fou, but as for you…

  87. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    bomb-throwing anarchists

    How was Malmo?

  88. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Imagine how well Fat Cloive would have done if the couch potato had been in the running.

  89. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Chavez gave his mates the best jobs as rewards for supporting him to power.

    Most amusing was when the oil company wukkas went on strike. Chavez fired all of them, over 20,000 as I recall. Then replaced them with party hacks.

    Oil refineries do not run very well when manned by such people. You sort of need to know something about technology and, um, flammable gases and liquids.

  90. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Sadly, I now live in a “Teal” electorate. I’ve closely observed how the Teal here in Wentworth operated since she launched her campaign back in December last year. I first heard mutterings of another independent running against Sharma, it was probably last November. I didn’t take too much notice, thinking it was probably going to be Phelps again. However when I was in hospital, recuperating from my operation, it was from the window of my hospital room that I first saw a corflute for Princess Allegra, hanging from the window of a large mansion. I was quite taken aback but again I didn’t really think too much of it. Then in early January, adverts started popping up for Princess Allegra on my computer when watching Youtube and by late January it began to appear that Wentworth was being taken over by a cult of crazed Teal zombies, running around with t-shirts emblazoned with “Allegra Spender, A Better Climate for Wentworth” and there were posters and corflutes popping up everywhere. Everyday I would leave my apartment, walk to the bus or to the shops, and I was invariably reminded of a John Wyndham novel, of Scientology and how its cult zombies took over Clearwater in Florida and the cult of Jim Jones in San Francisco and later Jonestown. The Teals operate like a religious cult, and like almost all cults it’s full of very rich, comfortable, out of touch hypocrites. I don’t know how you combat such hysteria, it was like a being in the midst of a religious revivalist movement from eighteenth century America.

  91. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Labor Party HQ couldn’t believe their luck when Scotty decided to ditch a heap of Seats by preselecting Kath “mutilated” Deves for Warringah,
    then Matt Canavan losing a Senator by declaring NetZero “dead”.

  92. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Blueysays:

    May 23, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Sancho Panzersays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm
    Bluey.
    Is that Kudelka the cartoonist?

    No idea. I was sent the link, it made be laugh, so I posted it.

    I guess my point is that Kudelka the cartoonist would appear to be very left leaning.
    If so, it seems a fissure might be opening on the left.
    Teals stole votes of the majors this time. But the Greens know they could be next.

  93. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    You are all bomb-throwing anarchists.

    That will make a change from the “Deplorable” T – shirts I guess. Given the evidence of what government does, anarchy has an undeservedly bad reputation.

  94. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:59 pm
    Chavez gave his mates the best jobs as rewards for supporting him to power.

    Most amusing was when the oil company wukkas went on strike. Chavez fired all of them, over 20,000 as I recall. Then replaced them with party hacks.

    Oil refineries do not run very well when manned by such people. You sort of need to know something about technology and, um, flammable gases and liquids.

    But Great Sage, Equal of Heaven just spouted that it was all the USA’s fault?

  95. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t know how you combat such hysteria, it was like a being in the midst of a religious revivalist movement from eighteenth century America.

    That’s the weirdness of this stuff: if you confront any of them with actual data they run away like vampires from garlic. Most cults have something vaguely plausible to base themselves on, this one has nothing but feelz. If Ms Spender ever offers you a cup of green cordial, Cassie, don’t drink it.

  96. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    I am the only conservative on this site.

    Who did you vote for slimebag.

  97. The Beer whisperer Avatar
    The Beer whisperer

    Oil refineries do not run very well when manned by such people. You sort of need to know something about technology and, um,

    Any fool can run an oil refinery.

    Assuming their inevitable fiery deaths doesn’t mean they didn’t run it before their fiery death.

  98. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    8% inflation Albo.

  99. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Teals stole votes of the majors this time. But the Greens know they could be next.

    The Greens are eating Labor’s lunch.
    Labor couldn’t afford to lose Griffith, but with only 26% of the Vote, they were powerless to stop it.
    Meanwhile, The Greens doubled their vote in the Seat in just 9 years.
    Teal voters don’t vote Green.
    They had poor Reps and when they got the chance to ditch them, they took it.
    Evidence?
    In Mackellar, The Greens scored 5%, less than half their National Average.
    The Teal Candidate got 39%.
    Here’s the 2019 results.
    Greens 11.48%.
    The Greens are a danger, but it’s Labor that are the Endangered Species sitting on 31% of the Vote and with no clue apart from employing more Spin Doctors.

  100. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    It will be glorious watching Labor destroy the country.

    Popcorn time.

  101. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Anyway now the dust has settled with Albo having a thin majority

    He hasn’t got a majority and he’s unlikely to get one.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    He hasn’t got a majority and he’s unlikely to get one.

    Daily Terror has him on 76. Didn’t bother hunting up whether that was true or now, I don’t subscribe and I only check it out from time to time to see what the Murdoch kids want to tell the unwashed.

  103. dover0beach Avatar

    People who call themselves conservatives these days are lying. What they are is reactionaries, trying to reverse previous defeats. Their demand is to change society and destroy its institutions, not to conserve, because they don’t like what those institutions have evolved to become.

    That is a stunningly stupid assertion. It confuses conventionalism with conservatism.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    People who call themselves conservatives these days are lying. What they are is reactionaries

    That is a stunningly stupid assertion.

    Yes.

    This from a guy whose takeover price of $54.20 for Twitter is actually based on weed culture.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Daily Terror has him on 76.

    He’s still going to need support from the Greens and Jackie Lambie to get any legislation through the Senate.

  106. JC Avatar
    JC

    Eyrie says:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:27 pm
    CBA is offering 2.5% on 18 month term deposit. Better than a kick in the arse I suppose.

    Means the bank thinks that interest rates will be > 2.5% 6 to 9 months from now.

    No it doesn’t, you fat mouthed imbecile. It means nothing of the sort.

  107. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dover

    That is a stunningly stupid assertion.

    It was written by a stunningly stupid person. What else could you expect?

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Incoming Indigenous Labor MP calls Greens a bigger threat to a Voice to parliament than Coalition

    EXCLUSIVE
    Amos Aikman
    Northern Correspondent
    @amosaikman
    Paige Taylor
    38 minutes ago May 23, 2022
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    The incoming Indigenous MP for Australia’s red centre says the Greens are a bigger threat to the voice to parliament than the ­Coalition, as the left-wing party pushes a treaty between the government and Aboriginal people before any ­national Indigenous body.

    Greens leader Adam Bandt on Monday dug in on the party’s ­official position that a $250m truth commission and a treaty process were higher priorities than Labor’s promised referendum on an Indigenous voice.

    Tiwi woman Marion Scrymgour, Labor’s likely victor in the knife-edge count for the seat of Lingiari, said she believed the greatest threat to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians did not come from the right but from the hard left.

    “I’m not so much worried about the Liberals; it’s more the Greens,” she said.

    “While they say they are friends of Indigenous people, they’re not really because they just want to run their outrageous agendas all the time.”

    Victoria’s treaty process has been running for almost four years and negiotions have not started. In Canada’s province of British Columbia, the best known example of a modern treaty with First Nations people, the process lasted more than a decade.

    The Greens were the first party to fully endorse the Uluru statement and its call for a voice in 2017 but they changed their policy after Uluru detractor Lidia Thorpe joined their ranks as a senator in 2020. Senator Thorpe was among activists at the time of the summit who walked out over the voice proposal, arguing a treaty should be top priority.

    While Mr Bandt has previously said the Greens would not block a referendum, he has confirmed the party wants progress on a truth commission and a treaty in this term of parliament.

    “They are important things that we think we can get done during this parliament,” he said.

    Incoming Alice Springs Country Liberal senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price said the Greens were hopelessly out of touch with ­Indigenous issues in regional Australia.

    “The extremism, the radicalism of the Greens, it’s very concerning,” she said.

    “The Greens might want to look back with truth hearings but there are things happening right now that are far more urgent like the safety of women and children in regional communities.”

    Incoming Indigenous Australians minister Linda Burney said on Monday that the new government supported a treaty but it would take time.

  109. JC Avatar
    JC

    This from a guy whose takeover price of $54.20 for Twitter is actually based on weed culture

    And from the person reporting it, telling us he doesn’t talk to his neighbors as he suspects they’re left wing and the next day his on here decrying the behavior of the left for refusing to engage with righties. Unreal.

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

    Old Lefty says: May 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I see that Dr Monique Ryan (for an ever-so-proud doctor she is), the new teal MP for Kooyong, is… [blah blah blah]

    Paediatric neurologist is my understanding.
    Her “Kooyong candidate debate” performance against Josh Recessionberg is yet more proof that doctors can be dumber than a box of rocks when they put the stethoscope down.

  111. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Biden seems to want monkeypox to be the next pandemic

    Well, they will need a trial run of their new WHO dictatorship.

  112. JC Avatar
    JC

    Has Josh conceded yet?

  113. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    The P47 is my favorite warbird.
    P51D “Mustang.”

    De Havilland Hornet

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

    Has Josh conceded yet?

    Yes.

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

    Josh Frydenberg conceded the seat of Kooyong about afternoon smoko time today.

  116. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Eyrie says:
    May 23, 2022 at 8:27 pm
    CBA is offering 2.5% on 18 month term deposit. Better than a kick in the arse I suppose.

    I just looked at it.
    2.25% actually.
    Flipped from our individual accounts to SMSF and Trust accounts … 0.8%.
    Tried $10k and $50k, and no change, but I’ll bet it is capped on individual accounts too.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    He’s still going to need support from the Greens and Jackie Lambie to get any legislation through the Senate.

    They’ll support the climate crap because that’s what they all want to do anyway.
    And most of the rest of the left faction agenda too.

  118. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    anarchists

    Seems M0ntifa is a serial projector.

  119. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    That is a stunningly stupid assertion. It confuses conventionalism with conservatism.

    How can one conserve something that does not exist any more, db?

    It would be like Putin annexing Ukraine for the Soviet Union.

  120. JC Avatar
    JC

    Does anyone know what this loon is talking about? What did Josh say?

    Dr Ryan attributed her win in Kooyong to changing demographics in the electorate, along with Mr Frydenberg’s comments during the pandemic.

    “The representative that they had was no longer reflecting their values, and that’s why the people of Kooyong have looked elsewhere,” she said.

    “People were angry with Mr Frydenberg for the way that he spoke about Victoria during lockdown, and I don’t think that he recognised the extent to which that stayed in their minds.”

  121. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Stunning. Wuhan Lab was Experimenting with Monkeypox Last Year – Published Research Report in International Journal in February

    Did you lock up last night?
    No?!
    I thought you were going to?

    SSSHIIITTT!!!

  122. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    BREAKING REPORT: Belgium become first country to introduce compulsory MONKEYPOX QUARANTINE,

    best meme I saw:
    “Is it monkeypox season already? I haven’t taken down the Ukraine decorations yet!”

  123. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Jen Psuki’s black lesbian gay transgender animal curious replacement got fired after one week!!!

    How shit do you have to be to get fired by Biden?!

  124. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    He’s still going to need support from the Greens and Jackie Lambie to get any legislation through the Senate.

    This should be fun to watch!

  125. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption.

    There will be blood.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This should be fun to watch!

    Should be better then the circus – IIRC, the coalition has more seats in the Senate then the Labor Party…

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

    rickw says: May 23, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Jen Psuki’s black lesbian gay transgender animal curious replacement got fired after one week!!!

    Karine Jean-Pierre has been… sacked? Seriously?

  128. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Karine Jean-Pierre has been… sacked? Seriously?

    Oh please let this be true.

  129. JC Avatar
    JC

    Rickw

    Are you sure she was fire?. It maybe confusing as it was the disinformation tart who was chopped. The openly lezzo is still around I think. Hoping I’m wrong though.

  130. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    The likely Senate composition according to Antony Green is:-
    LNP 31
    ALP 25
    Greens 12
    PHON 2
    Jacqui Jackie Party 2
    Teal Pocock 1
    Total confirmed or likely 73
    Three in doubt are being led by PHON, ALP and UAP.
    So it looks like ALP + Greens + Pocock = 39.
    A bare majority without electing a Senate President.
    President Jacqui Jackie?

  131. Struth Avatar

    That’s why the jabs were pushed so hard.
    Those who will soon die from them do not want to know the truth for love nor money

    Stop it, you sound like an A1 Fanboi and it’s fucking ridiculous.

    With science like that to back you up, you’ve demolished me.

    Spare me anymore, please.
    Sniff.

  132. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Has Klaus arrived with the van full of stuffed ballot boxes for his man ScoMo yet?

  133. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    m0ntysays:
    May 23, 2022 at 10:26 pm
    That is a stunningly stupid assertion. It confuses conventionalism with conservatism.

    How can one conserve something that does not exist any more, db?

    What makes you think something ceases to “exist” just because the “progressives” have caused damage to it?
    Do you think that repairs don’t constitute “conserving” something?

  134. Struth Avatar

    You’re a bit late to the party, sniffer.
    I’ve already adreessed that issue, and even the comment I made which you took from the Furniture shop had me saying I was only guessing and could be wrong.

    You really are trying to hard, it’s, well, embarrassing.

  135. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    People were angry with Mr Frydenberg for the way that he spoke about Victoria during lockdown, and I don’t think that he recognised the extent to which that stayed in their minds.”

    Is she suggesting Kooyong didn’t like him badmouthing Dan and the lockdown?

    Staggering!

  136. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Sorry, it looks like ALP + Greens + Teal might be 39.
    LNP + PHON + UAP + Jacqui Jackie = 37.
    If the Liars provide a President it makes it 38 – 37 on the floor.
    It would be smart to buy off Jacqui Jackie with the President’s chair as it would largely neutralise Pocock.

  137. dover0beach Avatar

    How can one conserve something that does not exist any more, db?

    Families exist. But let’s leave off this word game you want to play. Conservatives are for substantive things and to the extent that this or that institution, policy, and the like promoted those things they were for them. You, however, want us to believe that all the conservative was for was the means irrespective of the ends they satisfied. You want us to believe that the rock-ribbed conservative should be for drag queen story hour simply because it may have become a regular part of a library since 2019. That is idiotic in the extreme.

  138. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    You were guessing.
    And you were wrong.
    Again.
    Death Camps anyone?

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

    ….. Jacqui Jackie with the President’s chair….

    What could possibly go wrong with that?

  140. JC Avatar
    JC

    Is the Redneck aware that Davos running or about to run at the moment?

    I’m surprised Australia’s public intellectual (yea stuth) wasn’t invited as a guest speaker.

  141. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I was only guessing and could be wrong.

    ‘Well what else would you have concluded.’

    Waiting for this belter to get wheeled out again.

  142. Struth Avatar

    You were guessing.
    And you were wrong.
    Again.
    Death Camps anyone?

    Denialism means if it hasn’t happened already, it isn’t going to.
    The logic of the fearful and retarded.

  143. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Would Jacqui Jackie go for it?
    Senator’s base salary is $211k.
    President’s salary is $370k.
    Would she fucking what?

  144. Struth Avatar

    Desperate to get something on me before you die!
    Look I’m almost willing to give you something you can gloat over, you poor dumb bastards.

    Nah, just joshin’.

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

    President of the Senate. Wouldn’t this require …. turning up every day, all day, being sober, conducting oneself with … some gravitas, and.. (hahaha) … earning the respect of the other 75 Senators?

  146. Struth Avatar

    Is the Redneck aware that Davos running or about to run at the moment?

    I’m surprised Australia’s public intellectual (yea stuth) wasn’t invited as a guest speaker.

    I only appear like an intellectual compared to you, JC.
    I’m not jabbed, you great fuckwit.
    It’s easy to appear that way.
    Now go and get yourself checked out and stop using the C word around here, it’s a step too far.
    Get some class about you, little fella.

  147. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I saw two red cars.
    Then a B-Double with a Coca-Cola advert on the side.
    And it was a Thursday before a long weekend.
    It was a sure sign death camps were coming.
    Well, what else would you have concluded.

  148. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    President of the Senate. Wouldn’t this require …. turning up every day, all day, being sober, conducting oneself with … some gravitas, and.. (hahaha) … earning the respect of the other 75 Senators?

    Two words.
    Peter Slipper.

  149. JC Avatar
    JC

    Stuth

    No gig at Davos as the anti-Davos Davos guest speaker! Surprising! Try out for a gig at the next Festival Of Dangerous Ideas.

  150. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    This is the (failed) NT UAP candidate Raj Rajwin on the things he enjoys (the NT Independent):

    I like to go for a bit of drive with a can of coke. Coles is the farthest from my home so I go to Coles. On the way there I am able to finish my coke.

    This bloke got a run with Clive. Got the big tick to represent him.

    Makes you wonder what sort of aspiring candidate didn’t reach this lofty benchmark.

  151. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    St Ruth.
    Do you reckon Fat Cloive will piss off the sheilas and pre-select some rough around the edges, granite jawed real men next time.
    If there is a next time.
    Would you be a chance?
    Or, given fierce independence and self-reliance are in your DNA, would you find the Fat Cloive Party structure a bit restricting.
    Run as an independent maybe?

  152. Struth Avatar

    Your smart arse questions show you up to be the do nothing sneerer you are, Sancho of the slip lane.

    I’ll leave it there so people can ponder on the absolute uselessness of you, and your attitude toward those who possess some civic responsibility.

  153. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Jeez.
    Raj is something of a space cadet.
    As you say, the UAP bar must have been set pretty low.
    I’d be spending time in the hall of mirrors if I missed out and Raj made the cut.

  154. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Farter time. A day out on the stand again tomorrow.

    As far as having another crack goes, I am confident St. Ruth would look fetching in teal.

    It is, after all, the primary colour of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Would Jacqui Jackie go for it?
    Senator’s base salary is $211k.
    President’s salary is $370k.
    Would she fucking what?

    Not bad – going from wearing the big reflective gauntlets and the red beret, making sure all the trucks in the convoy go the same way. Hobbling into the Regimental Aid Post, the night before deployment to East Timor, claiming that your back hurt. Fighting with D.V.A. over your pension, and being declared a malingerer. President’s salary is $370K.

  156. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    It is a serious question.
    Fat Cloive has thrown the kitchen sink at three Federal elections now and has come up empty every time.
    Even when he got a couple of senators up, it descended into a shit-fight before smoko on day one.
    He has now gone backwards in a climate of extreme dissatisfaction with the LNP.
    Surely he has to get the message.
    People are not buying what Fat Cloive is selling.

  157. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I might form a party myself for 2025.
    Sneerers and Scoffers.
    I think I will go with Yellow livery (I don’t think it will be being used by anyone else).
    We will be very selective as to who we give our HTVs to.
    Strictly no bogans.
    No shirt, no shoes, no HTV.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I might form a party myself for 2025.
    Sneerers and Scoffers.

    May I serve as “Minister for Interesting Executions” when you form a Government?

  159. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    May I serve as “Minister for Interesting Executions” when you form a Government?

    No.
    By definition, a Sneerers and Scoffers government would be an autocracy.
    I would have no time for ministers.

  160. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Fat Cloive can’t be that stupid, he wasn’t buying what the couch potato was selling.

  161. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    WEF opening remarks and Volodymyr Zelenskyy special address | World Economic Forum 2022 Live
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCzli2gm8Qk (2hrs 11min)
    A bunch of fossil fuel execs talking about how to bring more non-Russian fossil fuels into the market, while reducing demand by force such as with ‘car-free Sundays’ rules, and of course without diverting from or preventing climate goals.
    The Indian rep reckons “The Transition” has to be accelerated.

  162. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Klaus Schwaab starts speaking at 1:05:37 https://youtu.be/MCzli2gm8Qk?t=3937

  163. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Coke cans on special at Coles can be a pretty good deal.

  164. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Sancho Panzer at 11:29 – fat Clive is a spoiler for the LNP. It wouldn’t surprise me if he thought Saturday night wasn’t a bad result. Maybe not $80m well spent but I couldn’t be sure.

  165. JC Avatar
    JC

    I wouldn’t worry about this government much at least on the economic side. They’re constrained by the enormous debt level which is now approaching a $1 trillion. The RBA is now deeply concerned about inflation. Consequently any material increase in spending supported through debt will be met by monetary setoff from the RBA. In other words there would be corresponding tightening. If the RBA needs to tighten because of what it sees as out of control spending and flips the economy into recession, the mortgaged up punters will punish them for a generation.

    Will they raise taxes on the rich? Perhaps, but that’s a different argument. They may end up focusing a lot more on ensuring men are defined as sheilas and vis versa.

  166. 2dogs Avatar
    2dogs

    LNP 31
    ALP 25
    Greens 12
    PHON 2
    Jacqui Jackie Party 2
    Teal Pocock 1
    Total confirmed or likely 73
    Three in doubt are being led by PHON, ALP and UAP.
    So it looks like ALP + Greens + Pocock = 39.

    You appear to have double counted Pocock, including her in both the 12 figure for Greens and separately as a Teal.

    Even then you can’t add: 25 + 12 + 1 = 38.

    So, correct figure 25 + 12 = 37. Maybe 38 if the ALP in WA gets the last seat, which I doubt.

  167. 2dogs Avatar
    2dogs

    Sorry, just saw by Pocock you mean ACT David Pocock, not SA Barbara Pocock.

    Ok, that’s bad.

  168. 2dogs Avatar
    2dogs

    It might be worthwhile now for the Liberal party to launch a constitutional challenge on the validity of the territory senators.

    The were always a bit dodgy.

    It was never a problem before, as the majors each got one each in both ACT & NT.

  169. 2dogs Avatar
    2dogs

    Alternatively, Clive should challenge the validity of the territory senators, given he would be the main beneficiary.

  170. Travelin' man Avatar
    Travelin’ man

    2dogs says:
    May 24, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Alternatively, Clive should challenge the validity of the territory senators, given he would be the main beneficiary.

    Clive should just shut up and retire from interfering in politics, that’s all he ever does.

  171. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    fat Clive is a spoiler for the LNP. It wouldn’t surprise me if he thought Saturday night wasn’t a bad result.

    Correct.
    It was a particularly good result for the LNP in Qld.
    Had 23 Seats, lost 1.
    Labor: had 6 Seats, lost Griffith to the Greens.
    Plus, the LNP have got their PrePoll/Postal Vote mojo back.

  172. win Avatar

    Indolent 9.54pm . This is only a thought bubble I am too indolent to check it out further but I have noticed that when China has an agricultural epidemic with their live stock it seems that a human virus follows with in months. I did check out the origins of the highly contagious and painful hand foot and mouth blisters that were infecting young children and nursing homes .

  173. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Sneerers and Scoffers.
    I think I will go with Yellow livery (I don’t think it will be being used by anyone else).
    We will be very selective as to who we give our HTVs to.
    Strictly no bogans.

    Well, that’s me out.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks Tom! I wonder if anyone under fifty will get Branco and Spooner? Sunday school has gone out of fashion, and what young person now would watch an old black and white movie? I got a chuckle from both toons though.

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