Open Thread – Wed 1 June 2022


Sack of Constantinople in 1204, Tintoretto, late 1500s

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Gabor
Gabor
June 1, 2022 12:00 am

since I’m still awake, first?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 1, 2022 12:11 am

I claim this thread, in the name of the Scottish squatters, along the Riverina, in the 1850’s who introduced Scotch whisky into Australia. There should, at least, be a memorial to them.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
June 1, 2022 12:17 am

From the old thread:
A big protest vote against Woodside’s climate report at its annual meeting two weeks suggested shareholders, while supportive of the BHP deal, want quicker action by the company on its climate goal
What makes them assume that? Maybe the shareholders were voting for less woke bullshit, not more.

JC
JC
June 1, 2022 12:35 am

This was through Trump’s actions resulting from the Abraham accords. He and his son-in-law never received the Nobel Peace Prize so thoroughly deserved.

TEL AVIV—Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a free-trade agreement Tuesday, boosting business ties less than two years after they established formal diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal.

The agreement, signed in Dubai by the Israeli economy minister and the Emirati minister of state for foreign trade, will cover 96% of bilateral trade, which amounts to about $1 billion. Officials said the agreement would help trade grow to more than $10 billion within five years.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
June 1, 2022 12:37 am

I acknowledge the traditional founders of the State of Western Australia, one Willem de Vlamingh and his crew of Dutchies who sailed into Thompson’s Bay on Rottnest Island in 1697 and up the Swan River in 1698.

Apparently there were too many rats, aka “Quokkas” on Rottnest and no pub, and there were too many sandflats, giant mozzies and weird looking black coloured swans (in defiance of natural law) along the river, so he upped anchor and buggered off to Indonesia, thereby becoming the first Sandgroper to head to Bali for a cheap holiday.

We might have all been gibbering in Dutch today if he hadn’t sailed off into the sunset, but millions have followed the holiday route to Bali since.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
June 1, 2022 12:44 am

From the old thread:
[After The Australian ran a three-part series on Ruby, an indigenous woman who was brutally raped and beaten by her father in the remove NT community of Yuendumu and then forced from the town after he was convicted and jailed, Natasha Fyles pledged programs that would have “direct and positive results’’ to combat the problems.

Ms Fyles took over Darwin’s top job earlier in May, promising to make social issues a top priority for her government.

Ms Fyles declined to comment on the specifics of any particular case but described Ruby’s story as tragic and sadly not unusual in a Territory context. She blamed alcohol abuse and intergenerational trauma for the NT’s high rates of domestic abuse.]

Using words of three syllables, or less, on a single sheet of paper, WTF is intergenerational trauma?

It’s why I deserve taxpayer-funded compensation for what happened to my great-uncles in WWI.
My grandmother had to sign for one of my great-uncles’ personal effects after he was killed at Fromelles. Do you think that didn’t afflict her, then my father, then me? If that’s not worth a cool million or two, what is?

JC
JC
June 1, 2022 2:57 am

Incredible

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann Found NOT GUILTY of Lying to FBI

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 1, 2022 3:12 am

And in a piece of brilliant governing:

Just seven people are isolating at Queensland’s 1000-bed Covid quarantine facility, which is costing taxpayers close to $4m each week.

Wellcamp has housed only 652 people since it opened in February – an average of 41 guests each week – but those numbers have dwindled since mandatory quarantine was scrapped for unvaccinated international arrivals last month.

Details of the project have been shrouded in secrecy, with the Palaszczuk government repeatedly refusing to reveal how much it has spent on Wellcamp, privately owned by the Toowoomba-based Wagner Corporation. The government has not disputed reports the total cost of Wellcamp is at least $190m in its first year of operation, including the state’s leasing of the facility.

Oz link

Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:04 am

Did I mention that Peter Broelman has Dutton Derangement?

Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:06 am

Bob Moran — simply titled “modern art”.

Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 4:17 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
June 1, 2022 4:22 am

Thank you Tom

will
will
June 1, 2022 5:25 am
bespoke
bespoke
June 1, 2022 5:26 am

1st

will
will
June 1, 2022 5:28 am
will
will
June 1, 2022 5:31 am
bespoke
bespoke
June 1, 2022 5:33 am

I like number 2 will. I think the same of nerds and geeks.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 5:50 am

‘The Conversation’ is miffed. I bet Monty is mortified.
Me, mildly mollified.
I’m happy for children to learn about weather in secondary school.
I like clouds.

Dumbed-down curriculum means primary students will learn less about the world and nothing about

bespoke
bespoke
June 1, 2022 5:55 am

Making room for social justice, rosie.

bespoke
bespoke
June 1, 2022 6:07 am

Contrery to the wifes theats, woke up make-up free. Her and the little one fell asleep before me.

Life is good.

Megan
Megan
June 1, 2022 6:19 am

Thanks Tom, from the cold, windy wet of Melbourne’s North East.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 1, 2022 6:20 am

Re speed camera. I note it is in France where the locals have a penchant for cutting off speed cameras from the mounting poles. Australians are much more reserved.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 6:39 am

They’re mad.

South Australia declares climate emergency (1 June)

Nothing much is happening. Do they not have eyes? Go outside and look you silly people.
As you might expect the Libs not only support this idiocity, but say it didn’t go far enough.

MatrixTransform
June 1, 2022 6:50 am

Go outside and look you silly people.

they have eyes but cannot see
and sand flows from their mouths when they speak

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 1, 2022 6:57 am

Ramirez,on the gear again.

Mother Russia pictured, and decrying ‘warmongering, lies and hatred’ when those three things have been staples of every single country in continental Europe, Asia and northern Africa since antiquity – not counting the widespread tribal stoushing everywhere else.

Certainly in times gone by, and only to a slightly lesser extent today – if your country’s military wasn’t effective (‘warmongering’), if you didn’t use the written or spoken word to your advantage (lies) and if you weren’t fiercely nationalistic (hatred) then the next bloke would just take your country and everything in it from you, and leave your skin hanging from his castle walls.

No country for you. Literally. No recourse. As a single example, the Ivans needed all those things to get rid of Mongols in their various flavours, and even then it took them 300 years to do it.

This kumbaya worldview goes directly against human nature and instinct. Ramirez, on the other side of the world has no skin in this game and is just publicly backing his baddie against the other.

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 7:20 am

Security Council Secretary Patrushev said that Poland is moving to seize land in western Ukraine

“This is nonsense”: Polish political scientist about Warsaw’s seizure of western Ukraine
Political scientist Koreiba said that Poland has no plans to seize the west of Ukraine

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 7:20 am

I really don’t care about the Ukraine war.

We don’t know what’s really going on and the causes for the war are a laundry list of greviances on both sides a mile long.

I’m not donating money to charities which will be siphoned off to conflict.
I don’t care if Zelensky or Putin are bad men.
I actually don’t care who started the war.
I’m not swallowing either side’s but for arguments why they ought to give up nothing or are blameless.

My only interest in this is fuel prices are high and no sane person wants any war to turn nuclear.

What I care about is this:

1. Restoration of civil liberties in Australia.
2. Nuclear power to lessen the economic shock of removing coal, gas etc.
3. Paying down our public debt to zero once more from a level which is truly at a dangerous height that begins to threaten our sovereignty.
4. Clearing up the mess in procurement for military supplies and platforms in Australia – not to mention nuke powered subs, cruise missiles and nuclear warheads.
5. Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia. It is the core reason for falling fertility and stupid second best policies that have been implemented to address fertility (and have all failed).

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 7:33 am

“2. Nuclear power to lessen the economic shock of removing coal, gas etc.”
I’m for clean coal and clean gas maintaining their rightful place in the energy pantheon.

Bruce
Bruce
June 1, 2022 7:34 am

@Timothy Neilson

The magnitude of the “fu#&ups at BOTH Fromelles fiascos should have been stark lessons. It certainly was for the Germans, who continued to refine their already effective defensive tactics and systems. About the ONLY Allied commander who “got it” was that quiet chap from Melbourne: Monash.

will
will
June 1, 2022 7:34 am

shock of removing coal, gas etc

how about not removing them at all?

Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia.

when I was growing up there were new houses with dirt roads and no sewerage. At the moment, all the costs of these services are upfront, where they become unaffordable barriers to ownership.

Limited release of land for housing is another negative, as is the developer costs imposed by local government.

sfw
sfw
June 1, 2022 7:34 am

The idiots in SA have declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ at the same time we’ve been blanketed with early snow, so much that the lifts are opening early at Perisher. Cognitive dissonance I guess, your eyes tell you one thing but the mind prefers to believe another.

https://www.perisher.com.au/perisher-news/perisher-now/1542-snow-much-snow?utm_source=perisher-edm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-llr-launch-eap22&spMailingID=20751765&spUserID=NDQyMjIwOTgyNjU2S0&spJobID=2362305653&spReportId=MjM2MjMwNTY1MwS2

shatterzzz
June 1, 2022 7:56 am

Shirley NOT! .. according to “our” ABC we has an, actual, NDIS minister as a stand-alone job .. I knoze the country is crook but, shirley, not that crook that the crook need a personal minister ..
Then again, I suppose AnAl had to do somethink wiv “Billy” who star along wiv “turtle” & “Tansy” has dimmed! .. LOL!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 8:11 am

Global warming causes anal sex.

Climate change to blame for monkeypox outbreak, says professor (31 May)

It also seems to cause professors to turn into brainless climate zombies.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 1, 2022 8:13 am

We checked out of our hotel and walked straight into the Changing of the Guard at Windsor, so we put off picking up the car and stayed to watch. From the Castle the rousing strains of the Gay Gordons came out of the archway being made by a twenty-strong full Gurkha band with the usual brass instruments plus bagpipes, fifes and drums, in true Scottish fashion. After these, twenty traditional guardsmen in red jackets and black bearskins strapped over the chin, each carrying an automatic rifle looking somewhat out of place against the traditional uniforms. Bobbies in helmets held back the crowds and a contingent of other police, also carrying weapons that looked seriously business-like, scanned the crowds looking for any trouble. There was none, the mood was happy and the sun even came out briefly before the rain recommenced, as it does in Britain.

I had some unused duck and swan food so we walked to the river to distribute it to drenched ducks and about sixty noiselessly arguing swans. It has been unseasonably cold and the water birds don’t like it either. Who owns the boatsheds over there on the other side? I ask Hairy. Eton, of course, he replies as if I should know. Eton College is over that bridge.

So we cross the bridge half-way and look downriver at the tranquil scene as the sun emerges briefly again. Reminds me of Jerome K Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’ I say. Jolly Boating Weather, says Hairy as the rain commences again, and he begins to sing me the Eton Boating Song. Two verses of it.
Call this nice boating weather? I comment, but the singer, a rowing man himself, has finished his song. It’s not snowing, he observes, so it’s perfectly good rowing weather.

We wander down to the College and its great chapel gifted by Henry VI and peer into a fifteenth century schoolroom through windows hidden to those not in the know (we’d chatted to the Porter, who told us), to see the actual benches and lecturn where generations of schoolboys have had learning thrashed into them; some of whom have emerged learned.

Twenty-two British Prime Ministers went to Eton, including Boris. As we drive away, Hairy points out the playing fields where, some say, the Battle of Waterloo was won. As I look back I see that the Royal Standard is flying over Windsor Castle once more. Her Majesty is back in residence. She must have slipped in while we were having lunch in that Eton pub.

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 1, 2022 8:13 am

Unlike mØnty, Brandon is just a regular Joe Paycheck.
Anyone who trots out lived experience should ride the trebuchet.

flyingduk
flyingduk
June 1, 2022 8:15 am

Wellcamp has housed only 652 people since it opened in February – an average of 41 guests each week

Guests, as in ‘guest of her majesty’, as I was in February?

flyingduk
flyingduk
June 1, 2022 8:18 am

5. Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia. It is the core reason for falling fertility and stupid second best policies that have been implemented to address fertility (and have all failed).

The core reason for falling fertility is that humans, like pandas, dont breed well in captivity, and our 50+ year ‘bigger government’ project has now largely domesticated the people.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 1, 2022 8:20 am

Albo has housing, homeless and small business all lumped in together.
I suppose drug use and begging is a small business.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 8:26 am

In Pacific Islands Bidding War news:

BEIJING, May 30

Xi Jinping stressed, when developing friendly relations with PICs, China stays committed to equality of all countries regardless of size, uphold justice while pursuing shared interests, and follows the principle of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith. No matter how the international landscape may evolve, China will always be PICs’ good friend cherishing the same ideals and following the same path, good brother sharing weal and woe, and good partner forging ahead shoulder to shoulder.

SUVA, May 30 (Xinhua)

Fijian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Monday said his country stands ready to deepen bilateral relations with China and expand cooperation in various fields including infrastructure, agriculture and fisheries, capacity building and sustainable development, strengthening the partnership between the two countries.

Golden Triumph for Senator Wong’s FIFO diplomacy. Bad news for Fiji’s fish and forests.

(Pro Tip: Penny, Penny, Penny – always leave an Aldi bag of used tenners as a keepsake…)

will
will
June 1, 2022 8:27 am

Albo has housing, homeless and small business all lumped in together.
I suppose drug use and begging is a small business.

interestingly Fox News sent a beggar out on the streets of NYC, to check the rumour that panhandlers earn $1500 a week. After 3 days the Fox News fake beggar made several hundred dollars.

I often wonder how much those beggars on the streets of Melbourne make, as there seems to be lots of them everywhere

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 8:37 am

Maybe some have foolishly stopped breeding.
I see lots of lovely big families at mass on Sundays, in Melbourne and an undisclosed location in Queensland.

Vicki
Vicki
June 1, 2022 8:39 am

Some good news – temporary as it might be – the WHO had failed in its attempt to assume global control over future pandemics.

In a fascinating twist, it seems that the African nations, supported eventually by Brazil, India et al , led the opposition. So this is what we have come to – the so called havens of democracy – the major powers – were willing to sell us down the river. Only the ex colonials could see the light & resisted .

It is bizarre. The collapse of civilisation? Every morning I wake up & there is some further decline in our economy & well being. Even in the tranquillity of our valley here – it is surreal and scary.

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 8:41 am

I see lots of lovely big families at mass on Sundays, in Melbourne and an undisclosed location in Queensland.

Have you joined the Plymouth Brethren?

That is simply not happening on a large scale in mainline churches

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 8:41 am

Just moved into a new place and I’m amazed at the amount of new things we absolutely had to buy. Also amazed at how much of it comes flat packed – and not just IKEA’s splendid products.

Foretaste of Hell: endlessly looking through the pile of packaging for the missing piece of an object named KOKKSMÖKER, while Beelzebub prods you with a pitchfork and helpful comments:

“You know, the instructions are designed for an intelligent 10-year old to understand…”

“Isn’t that piece upside down?”

“If you don’t want to do it, you could always get an Airtasker in for $30…”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 8:41 am

Maybe some have foolishly stopped breeding.

I see lots of lovely big families at mass on Sundays, in Melbourne and an undisclosed location in Queensland.

We have made it to 12 from 2 over 3 generations = 2-3-9 (lost 1 at birth)

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 8:42 am

Some years ago the gent who used to camp outside Myer in the Sydney CBD foolishly disclosed to a reporter he was making 60k pa.
And someone wouldn’t allegedly be flying elderly Chinese to panhandle in the Melbourne CBD if it wasn’t profitable.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 8:48 am

Chris Bowen on ‘the world’s climate emergency’

The World’s Climate Emergency is Australia’s Jobs Opportunity

Let’s Go Brandon

Bluey
Bluey
June 1, 2022 8:48 am

willsays:
June 1, 2022 at 8:27 am
Albo has housing, homeless and small business all lumped in together.
I suppose drug use and begging is a small business.

interestingly Fox News sent a beggar out on the streets of NYC, to check the rumour that panhandlers earn $1500 a week. After 3 days the Fox News fake beggar made several hundred dollars.

I often wonder how much those beggars on the streets of Melbourne make, as there seems to be lots of them everywhere

Didn’t it come out a few years ago Chinese gangs were importing elderly people to beg as a nice little earner?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 8:51 am

In Didn’t Notice That In The Campaign news:

Australia Names Junior ‘Minister For The Republic’

As the United Kingdom’s 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate her platinum jubilee, her recently-elected government in Australia took a symbolic step toward her ouster.

“WE ARE ON OUR WAY!” tweeted prominent republican and author Peter FitzSimons.

“Let the record show, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, Australia has a member of the Govt singularly devoted to removing the Crown, and helping Australia become a Republic,” he added.

The Poiret is partly right: we are on our way…

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
June 1, 2022 8:52 am

For WolfmanOz and other devotees. A good article. Happy 92nd birthday Mr Eastwood.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/05/happy_birthday_clint_eastwood.html

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 8:54 am

It’s freezing today.

Australian pensioners will soon be spending their days huddled four to the bed,as depicted by Roald Dahl, enjoying living like the poor did in the slums of Liverpool in the 1930s.
It’s what Monty and the performing teals want and the people of Australia voted for.
You can’t eat coal.

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 8:54 am

NIH, Wuhan were working on monkeypox

Dr. John Campbell

Wuhan Institute of Virology published on monkeypox research 3 months ago, NIH also have been researching monkeypox treatment

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 8:56 am

Is monkeypox still newsworthy?

will
will
June 1, 2022 8:56 am

Chris Bowen on ‘the world’s climate emergency’

The World’s Climate Emergency is Australia’s Jobs Opportunity

Let’s Go Brandon

It’s not a climate emergency, it’s a mental health emergency.

will
will
June 1, 2022 8:57 am

the performing teals

I am so keeping that

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 1, 2022 8:59 am

The Barron’s article describes Elbow as “center left”. I’d think far left would be a better description.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 8:59 am

Monique Ryan’s children will be delighted to read about the snowfields.
Only a week in office and already the climate in Kooyong has changed.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 9:01 am

Now that Elbow has a majority teals will be the sideshow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 9:01 am

5. Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia. It is the core reason for falling fertility …

Wut?
Surely the opposite is true.
I know I get a raging erection every time I hear my house has gone up in value.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 9:01 am

In Damage Control news:

No demotion for Plibersek: Deputy PM

…Tanya Plibersek was stripped of the education and women portfolios and moved to environment and water.

Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles defended the move, saying the environment ministry could not be characterised as a demotion, with the area front and centre of Labor’s priorities.

“It’s one of the most important ministries we have got which has been an enduring passion for Tanya Plibersek,” he told the Nine Network on Wednesday.

“It’s always been a very senior portfolio in government, particularly Labor governments.

Very, very senior.
Our Tanny seems to have slipped behind high-flyer Mark Butler in the ALP pecking order.

Hope she remains a team player…

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 9:03 am

You can’t eat coal.

You can’t eat rays of sunshine* either.
You can’t eat wind turbines, generating or not.
You can’t really eat biodiesel.
You can’t eat geothermal heat.

*Despite what mama said, alligators are abnormally aggressive because their enlarged medulla oblongata.

*No, you’re wrong Colonel Sanders!*

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 9:04 am

I know I get a raging erection every time I hear my house has gone up in value.

The father of a nation!

If only he met Nicole Minetti.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 9:04 am

Did Mark Bulter get the women’s portfolio?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 9:05 am

Albo has housing, homeless and small business all lumped in together.

He knows that people running small businesses will soon be homeless. It simply allows a streamlining of the reporting process. Solutions will be the job of some other government later down the line, but they will have meticulous documentation when they get to it.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 1, 2022 9:06 am

Well, off to the ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the midget submarine raid in cold but sunny Sydney this morning.

Where everywhere but everywhere you have to pay for parking.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 9:07 am

Days are coming when little children will be sending letters to the North Pole asking for a lump of coal for Christmas.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 9:07 am

Foretaste of Hell: endlessly looking through the pile of packaging for the missing piece of an object named KOKKSMÖKER …

Isn’t that a pouffe?
No assembly required.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 9:11 am

I often wonder how much those beggars on the streets of Melbourne make, as there seems to be lots of them everywhere

I expect the ATO will be setting their sights on them when Labor starts getting desperate for money.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 9:11 am

Ukraine Fires Own Human Rights Chief For Perpetuating Russian Troop ‘Systematic Rape’ Stories

As has been the pattern in prior wars, whether in Syria or Libya, the media claims got more and more sensational and over-the-top as the conflict intensified, and as Western powers became more deeply involved, yet with no concrete or definitive proof.

But one consistent detail in the majority of the stories is that the aforementioned Ukraine human rights ombudsman, Lyudmyla Denisova, is often the central figure feeding Western correspondents the shocking rape stories.

For example, she’s featured in this April Newsweek piece:

Lyudmila Denisova, the Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights, alleged on Friday that Russian soldiers have raped children during the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

In a Facebook post, Denisova alleged that an 11-year-old boy was raped by Russians in front of his mother who was tied to a chair and forced to watch as it happened in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.

But recently, within the last couple of weeks, as investigators began to dig deeper into the allegations, it seems the media stories started to dry up. The geopolitical analysis blog Moon of Alabama details what happened in the following:

However, a bunch of eager NGOs in Ukraine, hoping for fresh ‘western’ money for new ‘rape consultation and recovery’ projects, tried to find real rape cases. They were disappointed when they found that there was no evidence that any rape had taken place

And now on Tuesday, Interfax, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, and others are reporting that Lyudmyla Denisova has been fired – precisely for floating and perpetuating fantastical claims of mass rape but without providing evidence…

“Ukrainian lawmakers dismissed the country’s ombudsman for human rights, Lyudmyla Denisova, in a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, concluding that she had failed to fulfill obligations including the facilitation of humanitarian corridors and countering the deportation of Ukrainians from occupied territory,” The Wall Street Journal reported late in the day.

“Lawmaker Pavlo Frolov said Ms. Denisova was also accused of making insensitive and unverifiable statements about alleged Russian sex crimes and spending too much time in Western Europe during the invasion,” the report added.

Frolov said in a Facebook post announcing her dismissal as the country’s top human rights investigator:

“The unclear focus of the Ombudsman’s media work on the numerous details of ‘sexual crimes committed in an unnatural way’ and ‘rape of children’ in the occupied territories that could not be confirmed by evidence, only harmed Ukraine.”

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 9:11 am

*Despite what mama said, alligators are abnormally aggressive because their enlarged medulla oblongata.

*No, you’re wrong Colonel Sanders!*

HE LOVES HIS MOM!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 9:13 am

Chris Bowen on ‘the world’s climate emergency’

The Liberal NSW government banned single use plastic bags yesterday to save the turtles.
So Chris Bowen is safe now.

NSW retailers offering lightweight plastic bags to face fines of up to $275,000 as statewide ban comes into effect on June 1 (31 May)

It’s been so long since we had an actual right wing government anywhere in this country that I’m forgetting what one looks like.

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 9:14 am

Wuhan Institute of Virology published on monkeypox research 3 months ago

Efficient assembly of a large fragment of monkeypox virus genome as a qPCR template using dual-selection based transformation-associated recombination (Feb 2022)

what have wuhan been working on? why they are busy assembling monkey pox dna from scratch

what an amazing coincidence

Since MPXV infection has never been associated with an outbreak in China, the viral genomic material required for qPCR detection is unavailable.

Using viral DNA recombinations

Transformation-associated recombination (TAR),

to assemble large DNA constructs

A 55-kb genomic fragment of monkeypox virus in VL6-48B (yeast cells)

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 9:14 am
Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 9:14 am

quote format fail

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 9:16 am

I expect the ATO will be setting their sights on them when Labor starts getting desperate for money.

central bank digital currency will fix that

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 9:17 am

“Let the record show, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, Australia has a member of the Govt singularly devoted to removing the Crown, and helping Australia become a Republic,” he added.

Isn’t that at odds with the oath of office they take – to depose or dispose the Monarch at whose pleasure they serve?

Angus Black
Angus Black
June 1, 2022 9:18 am

I see that the voter turnout figures are now “final” and across Australia, turnout is 16% lower than at the previous election, at 76%.

Why is the media not talking about this?

There were the usual 5% informal votes, so the ALP received first preferences from 71% * 31% of eligible voters…

I can’t see how 22% support amongst the electorate amounts to a mandate of any sort.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 9:24 am

I often wonder how much those beggars on the streets of Melbourne make, as there seems to be lots of them everywhere

I might have told this story before.
I used to get my coffee on a fairly busy corner in the Melbourne CBD.
There was a beggar parked strategically at the corner of the building and got people crossing in both directions.
He rarely missed getting a collect at every change of the lights, almost invariably a gold coin, and the lights were on roughly a 45 second cycle.
So, a minimum of, say, $1 a minute?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 9:25 am

Sydney’s wettest autumn and year-to-date on record

Sydney’s wettest year-to-date on record is showing no signs of slowing down, with the city just registering its wettest May since 2003 and its wettest autumn in more than 160 years of records.

The city’s main rain gauge at Observatory Hill received 187.2 mm this month. This is 70 mm above the long-term average and the highest May total in 19 years.

This wet May capped off an exceptionally wet autumn. Sydney’s 1008.4 mm between March and May is the city’s highest autumn total in records dating back to 1859.

This season’s prolific rain comfortably beat Sydney’s previous autumn record of 881.3 mm from 1870. And, as reported by Tom Saunders from Sky News Weather, this autumn is only the second calendar season on record to produce more than one metre of rain in Sydney, joining 1060.3 mm in the winter of 1950.

Sydney’s running annual rainfall up to the end of May has now reached 1530.6 mm. This is Sydney wettest January-to-May period on record, beating 1327.8 mm from the first five months of 1990.

This year’s rain saw Sydney reaching its long-term annual average of 1213.4 mm before the middle of April, which was also an unprecedented feat in records dating back to the late 1800s.

So, will 2022 become Sydney’s wettest year on record?

Sydney’s wettest year on record was 2194.0 mm in 1950.

Sydney needs 663.4 mm between June and December 2022 to match this record.

Sydney’s long-term average June-to-December rainfall is 615.3 mm.

Sydney only needs to exceed its June-to-December average by about 50 mm to make 2022 the wettest year on record.

The latest rainfall outlook for Australia points to wetter-than-average weather for most of the country this winter and possibly into spring as well. This wet outlook is underpinned by a lingering La Niña-like pattern in the Pacific Ocean and a developing negative Indian Ocean Dipole in the Indian Ocean.

At this rate, it would be more surprising for 2022 to not become Sydney’s wettest year on record.

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 9:26 am

Isn’t that at odds with the oath of office they take – to depose or dispose the Monarch at whose pleasure they serve?

The monarch reigns at the pleasure of Parliament.

William v Charles (1689) is your reference.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 9:26 am

Dot

I agree (enthusiastically) with all of your points at 0720, but would like to add a bit to this one.

5. Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia. It is the core reason for falling fertility and stupid second best policies that have been implemented to address fertility (and have all failed).

Another cause of declining fertility, IMHO, is car safety seats and baby capsules. Any couple owning a standard sedan can only fit two of those in the back seats. It then becomes a practical impossibility for the next seven years to have a third child, that can be solved only by acquisition of a “people mover”.

The urge for absolute safety has thus constrained the number of children in a family who can be under the age of seven at any time.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 9:28 am

Isn’t that at odds with the oath of office they take – to depose or dispose the Monarch at whose pleasure they serve?

Elbo didn’t include that in his oath.

Neither, I expect, will the junior minister mentioned.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 9:31 am

Goblin Shorten is Minister for NDIS and Minister for Robodebt Royal Commission.

So, he gets to splash $30+billion pa around the NDIS massage parlours, planners, concierges, and facilitators. One of the bigger and higher profile portfolios.

Plibbers, on the other hand, gets something less than $1 billion pa to spend on the Barrier Reef and Antarctic research. And gets to be hated by all sides of the poisonous water debate.

Tragedy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 9:37 am

willsays:
June 1, 2022 at 8:27 am
Albo has housing, homeless and small business all lumped in together.
I suppose drug use and begging is a small business.

interestingly Fox News sent a beggar out on the streets of NYC, to check the rumour that panhandlers earn $1500 a week. After 3 days the Fox News fake beggar made several hundred dollars.

I often wonder how much those beggars on the streets of Melbourne make, as there seems to be lots of them everywhere

There was a Sherlock Holmes short story on this very theme.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 9:40 am

Vickisays:
June 1, 2022 at 8:39 am
Some good news – temporary as it might be – the WHO had failed in its attempt to assume global control over future pandemics.

In a fascinating twist, it seems that the African nations, supported eventually by Brazil, India et al , led the opposition. So this is what we have come to – the so called havens of democracy – the major powers – were willing to sell us down the river. Only the ex colonials could see the light & resisted .

Perhaps we in the so-called “enlightened” West will have to go through the same experience before we wake up. Note that the countries of eastern Europe, having recent memories of Soviet colonialism and distant memories of Ottoman colonialism, also have a much more realistic outlook.

will
will
June 1, 2022 9:42 am

NSW retailers offering lightweight plastic bags to face fines of up to $275,000 as statewide ban comes into effect on June 1 (31 May)

just wondering if there is a way round this: paper bags, or plastic coated cardboard containers (like MacDonalds), or heavy duty plastic bags a la supermarket (price 10c, cost maybe 1c), or those heavy duty woven plastic green coloured bags (price $1, maybe cost 5c). Whatever, it suck to be a take away food retailer. In a time of rising costs, to be hit with this drivel.

straws and plastic cutlery and plates will be banned at a later date, I understand.

I currently get my straws from eBay, looks like I will get using them for my picnic essentials.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 9:44 am

Indolentsays:
June 1, 2022 at 8:40 am
Trump’s reaction to Sussmann verdict. Point out the bit that’s wrong.

“Our Legal System is CORRUPT, our Judges (and Justices!) are highly partisan, compromised or just plain scared, our Borders are OPEN, our Elections are Rigged, Inflation is RAMPANT, gas prices and food costs are ‘through the roof,’ our Military ‘Leadership’ is Woke, our Country is going to HELL, and Michael Sussmann is not guilty. How’s everything else doing? Enjoy your day!!!”

I recently read a book by Matt Taibbi (a leftist) about the two tier “justice” system in the US, under which the well-connected (Shrillary, Sussman, various FBI and CIA “leaders”) are protected, but those without leftist connections are shafted.

BTW, Taibbi puts much of the blame for this on Bill Clinton, Obama, and Holder.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 9:47 am

Xi Jinping stressed, when developing friendly relations with PICs, China stays committed to equality of all countries regardless of size, uphold justice while pursuing shared interests, and follows the principle of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith.

25 million Shanghai residents emerging overnight from a strict two month lockdown spontaneously erupted into praise of President Xi’s sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 9:48 am

Boambee Johnsays:
June 1, 2022 at 9:44 am
Indolentsays:
June 1, 2022 at 8:40 am
Trump’s reaction to Sussmann verdict. Point out the bit that’s wrong.

Tale of Two Trials: How Sussmann is Receiving Every Consideration Denied to Flynn

JONATHAN TURLEY

Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

Below is my column in The Hill on the Sussmann trial and the striking comparisons with prior prosecutions of Trump officials like Michael Flynn. The court has limited the evidence available to the prosecution, the scope of questioning, and cleared a jury that includes three Clinton campaign donors. A jury of your peers is not supposed to literal with an array of fellow Clinton supporters. Those negative rulings continued during the trial, including a refusal to dismiss a juror whose daughter is playing on the same team with Sussmann’s daughter. For John Durham, it may seem that the only person missing from the jury at this point is Chelsea Clinton.

Here is the column:

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 9:50 am

Dr F

Our Tanny seems to have slipped behind high-flyer Mark Butler in the ALP pecking order.

Hope she remains a team player…

Don’t you mean “becomes a team player”?

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 9:54 am

How can turnout figures be final today if postal votes received by 3 June are still valid?

Bruce
Bruce
June 1, 2022 9:57 am

@ Zipster:

Wuhan playing with “Monkeypox”?

Once more, with “FEELING”?

If something is worth doing, then it’s probably worth OVERDOING.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 10:00 am

The Albanese Government consists of 41 ministers and assistant ministers.

I don’t know if that’s a record number, but over 50% of the parliamentary party have won a prize.

Nom, nom, nom…

Tom
Tom
June 1, 2022 10:02 am

Lizzie, loving your UK travelogues, especially this from near the Eton boatsheds:

…about sixty noiselessly arguing swans…

Most unsettling for a female of the species.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 10:04 am

I don’t know if that’s a record number, but over 50% of the parliamentary party have won a prize.

They clearly have a surfeit of talent that can’t be wasted.

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 10:09 am

3rd June?

What a corrupt shithole.

May as well be living in Uttar Pradesh.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 10:09 am

The stench from the Sussmann verdict

There was a partisan political element at the very heart of the case

Democracies cannot survive without public trust. Citizens must be confident that their elected officials represent their interests, at least in broad terms, and are not corrupt, self-dealing con men. They must believe the courts dispense justice fairly and equally, that there’s not one set of rules for insiders and another for everyone else. They understand that complex societies require bureaucracies and that bureaucracies are inherently non-democratic, but they want the bureaucracies’ rules and procedures to be subject to laws, passed by elected officials, overseen by them, and applied evenly. For transparency, they depend on newspapers and television and, in recent years, on websites and social media.

These essential elements of stable democracy are encompassed by two words: “trust” and “fairness.” For democracies to thrive, citizens must trust the four core elements of their government: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and the bureaucracies which pass and implement most of the day-to-day rules. A crucial element of that trust is the belief that each individual gets a fair shake.

That means he won’t be arrested or fined because of the color of his skin or his religion. If he has to go to court, it means he’ll get a fair trial, with an even-handed judge and a jury of his peers. He won’t be pilloried by a biased judge who doesn’t like his politics. His case will be decided by a jury that weighs the evidence without prejudice. The public also has a right to see that trials are handled fairly, without bias.

Every one of those basic tenets was violated in Michael Sussmann’s trial for lying to the FBI. We know now that a Washington, DC jury has found him not guilty, though it is still unclear whether they believed he didn’t lie, or the government didn’t prove it, or it didn’t matter to a politically biased FBI, which was determined to investigate anything connected to Donald Trump. We also know something more: the whole case is drenched in the sulfurous smell of the Washington Swamp.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 10:13 am

The stench from the Sussmann verdict

That media silence is an outrage all its own. Durham’s team presented evidence of a massive, well-coordinated, and illegal dirty trick, concocted by the Clinton campaign, fed into the FBI, and promulgated by a credulous, partisan media, eager to report that the FBI was “investigating the Trump-Russian connection.” Actually, there were at least two prongs to Hillary’s dirty tricks.

The second was the Steele Dossier. As false as the Alfa-Bank story, it, too, was pitched to the FBI, Department of Justice, State Department and, of course, the friendly media. The goal was to smear Trump before the 2016 election and, after his unexpected victory, to prevent him from governing.

Despite Sussmann’s not-guilty verdict, his trial revealed the rank odor of Washington politics. It suffuses our courts, our law enforcement bureaucracy, and the mainstream media. It reeks of insider dealing and extreme partisan bias. That stench should alarm anyone concerned about America’s ability to govern itself democratically. That governance requires trust in our institutions, including confidence our courts can resolve legal issues with fairness and integrity. Who could look at the Sussmann Affair and retain that confidence?

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 1, 2022 10:16 am

Nice if you’re a Raytheon shareholder.
Next they’ll probably gift the Ukies all the old PAVEWAY kits.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 1, 2022 10:17 am

This one’s for military Cats.

Academy Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins obituary
Grenadier with a voice more powerful than that of 50 men and a reputation as ‘one of the greats’ of the Sandhurst parade ground
Wednesday June 01 2022, 12.01am BST, The Times

When Raymond Huggins completed his time as regimental sergeant major of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in 1970, he was offered a commission. To the surprise of the regimental lieutenant colonel and assembled staff, he turned it down. The staff were hastily dismissed and the lieutenant colonel proceeded to berate him: not exchanging an RSM’s bearskin for a cocked hat — turning down a commission — had never happened before.

Still Huggins would not be moved. “Tell me what you do want to do,” demanded the exasperated lieutenant colonel. Huggins asked to be posted back to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, as the academy sergeant major. Grenadiers have a way of getting what they want (and few would question their right to do so), and so Huggins began a ten-year posting as the British Army’s most important warrant officer (sergeant major), the man who was the key to the formation of its future officers, 5,471 in all during his tenure.

Although the academy sergeant major presides over Sandhurst’s non-commissioned instructors and the day-to-day discipline of the institution, his impact is foremost and famously on the parade ground. Here his eye is like the eagle, his voice like Homer’s Stentor, “as powerful as 50 voices of other men”, and his repartee a match for any northern comedy club audience. Huggins maintained that army life was 90 per cent fun and 10 per cent character building, with a fine line between the two. Cadets nearing the time of their commissioning parade are inclined to exploratory ventures on the parade ground to display their originality and test the boundaries. “Idleness”, the catch-all offence on parade, usually meant a cadet was doubled-off to the guardroom for incarceration at the sergeant major’s pleasure. On one occasion, two cadets trotted onto parade in the costume of a pantomime horse, coconut shells simulating the clip-clop, with a third cadet astride in imitation of Sandhurst’s adjutant, who commands the passing-out parade mounted. Huggins did not miss a beat, ordering both “horse” and rider to be galloped off to the stables — and shut in with just hay and water for the rest of the day.

When Huggins spoke words of advice on parade, however, with the huge heraldic badge of rank on his tunic sleeve betokening years of hard-won experience and his imposing physique adding force, the words tended to stay with a man. One officer cadet recalled how, addressing one particular cohort the evening before commissioning in 1976, Huggins put the fear of God into them with the words “Gentlemen . . . [long pause] you have now entered the top five per cent of the nation . . . [long pause] and with that comes responsibilities.” Then after an even longer pause, “Gentlemen, I would not wear jeans to do my gardening in, and I never want to see any of you wearing them either.”

None had failed to understand the greater message, but 40 years on, visiting Huggins in retirement at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the cadet reminded him of the “advice” and told him that it had taken a long time before he did acquire a pair of jeans. As Huggins laughed, his eyes glinted. He still disapproved of them, he said, especially the expensive “designer jeans” he had read about recently in his newspaper.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 1, 2022 10:18 am

They clearly have a surfeit of talent that can’t be wasted.

Standard operating procedure for the Liars, home of everyone wins a prize. Like the Australian movie industry the quality of the output Is inversely proportional to the number of prizes handed out.

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 10:19 am

I can’t see how 22% support amongst the electorate amounts to a mandate of any sort.

roll your head sideways and squint hard

Winston Smith
June 1, 2022 10:20 am

Dot:

1. Restoration of civil liberties in Australia.
2. Nuclear power to lessen the economic shock of removing coal, gas etc.
3. Paying down our public debt to zero once more from a level which is truly at a dangerous height that begins to threaten our sovereignty.
4. Clearing up the mess in procurement for military supplies and platforms in Australia – not to mention nuke powered subs, cruise missiles and nuclear warheads.
5. Addressing the absurd and destructive housing affordability issue in Australia. It is the core reason for falling fertility and stupid second best policies that have been implemented to address fertility (and have all failed).

Agree wholeheartedly.
SA has just instituted a “Climate Emergency” which they claim gives them no extra powers. Then why declare it?
*delete several points of discussion*
I’m over these stupid but tyrannical fools.
No one can get the facts through their pointy heads, no one. Not even with a jackhammer.
I’ve given up, and my heart isn’t in it anymore.
I’m looking out for my family*.
Australia can learn the hard way.
*a loose definition…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 10:23 am

They clearly have a surfeit of talent that can’t be wasted.

That’s what Albo is saying.

‘This is an exciting team which is overflowing with talent with people absolutely committed to making a difference as ministers and assistant ministers in my government.’

The ones who missed out must be pretty hopeless given you obviously only needed a microscopic shred of this talent stuff to get in the side.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 10:23 am

They clearly have a surfeit of talent that can’t be wasted.

Well, yes. Obviously.
Hopefully there won’t be any bitter resentments at the margin, amongst the slightly less talented members who just missed out on being Assistant Minister for Administrative Services for Disabled Penguins.

There are only so many committee and working group Chairs that can be offered around as emollients.

Hugh
Hugh
June 1, 2022 10:23 am

As at today, AEC is showing turnout for HoR at 81.75% and still not final.

m0nty
m0nty
June 1, 2022 10:24 am

Not sure how Australia will cope now that anonymous troll “Winston Smith” has announced his surrender.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 10:24 am

Standard operating procedure for the Liars, home of everyone wins a prize.

And each faction must be fairly represented.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 10:24 am

We can only guess as to what Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins would have thought of three-quarter length cargo pants.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
June 1, 2022 10:24 am

This sums it up quite well, imho.

https://spectator.com.au/2022/05/the-price-of-not-being-liberal-enough/

Above all, the Liberal Party lost the election primarily because they forgot what it meant to be Liberals. In a keynote speech delivered on January 21, 1943, ironically about the founding principles of this party, its founder Robert Menzies revealed his innermost conviction that the progress of our nation depended not on the security provided by the State but instead on ‘a free individual living in a free community with a free tomorrow in front of him or her’.

‘When we have the all-powerful State,’ Menzies declared, ‘the people will then be the servants of that State and the minds of those people will be servile minds, because there will only be one master – the State inhuman but all-powerful!’

This is precisely the challenge our nation presently faces, especially now that we are under a new Labor government. After all, Labor has become the main party for all sorts of social engineers and interest groups pushing for such things as the teaching of gender fluidity in schools, Climate Change alarmism, abortion on demand, euthanasia, affirmative action, among others. Arguably, Scott Morrison failed traditional voters of his own party by embracing some of these very destructive ideas and abandoning the key Liberal principles of smaller government, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility and, above all, individual liberty.

This is the price of not being ‘Liberal’ enough.

When the Liberal Party moves so close to the values of the ALP, it dismays its own best supporters without gaining any new ones. And since Morrison and the Coalition were anything but truly Liberals, they have no one but themselves to blame for the sound electoral defeat this last Saturday.

Hugh
Hugh
June 1, 2022 10:26 am

There is still snow on the ground here from last night, and it has just started snowing again. I think I am going to have to put the fire on.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:26 am

Boambee
Quite a few standard sedans have three anchor points eg Mazda Cx5, easy enough to check before you buy.
Though four kinder definitely requires an upgrade of some sort.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 10:26 am

OldOIzzie

Despite Sussmann’s not-guilty verdict, his trial revealed the rank odor of Washington politics. It suffuses our courts, our law enforcement bureaucracy, and the mainstream media. It reeks of insider dealing and extreme partisan bias. That stench should alarm anyone concerned about America’s ability to govern itself democratically. That governance requires trust in our institutions, including confidence our courts can resolve legal issues with fairness and integrity. Who could look at the Sussmann Affair and retain that confidence?

See my earlier reference to the Taibbi book, published in 2014 (ie, before Trump).

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 10:26 am

Parents, grandmother of Uvalde school shooter all have criminal records

Both parents and the grandma of the Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos had criminal records, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and trying to pass off a fake check.

UVALDE, Tx. — Both parents and the grandma of the Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos had criminal records, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and trying to pass off a fake check, The Post has learned.

Ramos, 18, slaughtered 19 elementary school students and two teachers when he burst into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24 in America’s deadliest school shooting since 2012.

His parents, Adriana Martinez and Salvador Ramos Sr., had their own brushes with the law more than a decade ago, according to Uvalde County Court records obtained by The Post.

His grandma Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales — who he shot in the face before carrying out the school shooting — was slapped with a misdemeanor in 1993, county records say.

Martinez was charged with writing a bad check for $22.62 to a general store in Uvalde on June 30, 2003, just around the time Ramos was born.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 10:28 am

The Liberal NSW government banned single use plastic bags yesterday to save the turtles.

The whole turtle and plastic bag thing was at best a game of Chinese Whispers between researchers and the people who read reports of people who have read reports of people who have read reports etc etc.

Of course that is the best possible spin. It was in fact deliberate distortion and deception to push an agenda.

Our leaders are always keen to hear the last garbled bit of nonsense and act on it – typically with farcical outcomes.

Is the NSW government going to look at the facemasks? I can’t remember the last time I saw a plastic bag roaming free, but I see two or three discarded facemasks on the ground every time I walk outside – just waiting to be tossed swept up by water to slip them into the drains.

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 10:30 am

Why are we risking nuclear war over Ukraine? Have we gone mad?
Col. Richard Black (ret.), former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and former Virginia State Senator, addresses the May 26 Schiller Institute conference.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 10:31 am

We can only guess as to what Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins would have thought of three-quarter length cargo pants.

He’d probably have focussed on the important issue: shave? Or hairy?

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 10:31 am

Bruce of N

The ones who missed out must be pretty hopeless

Don’t worry about them, they will get jobs as committee chairpersons or secretaries, with additional remuneration to compensate them for their idiocy.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:32 am

That rule regarding postal votes is probably as old as the Federation of Australia dot.
Bit late to be complaining about it.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 10:34 am

m0nti-fa
Not sure how Australia will cope now that anonymous troll “Winston Smith” has announced his surrender.

Better than you did for years after 2016, when you were screeching “Wussia, Wussia, Wussia” or “Annnnny day now” all day, every day?

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:35 am

Does Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins identify as a militant feminist athlete concerned about leg hair impeding peak performance?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 1, 2022 10:35 am

We can only guess as to what Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins would have thought of three-quarter length cargo pants.

Man – buns…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 1, 2022 10:35 am

JCsays:
June 1, 2022 at 2:57 am
Incredible

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann Found NOT GUILTY of Lying to FBI

According to ACE at least 3 of the jurors were Democrat donors.

Indolent
Indolent
June 1, 2022 10:35 am

just whose side is trudeau on?
Prima facie, the criminals’ side.

m0nty
m0nty
June 1, 2022 10:35 am

Man, I remember back when you lot were ecstatic over John Durham and his campaign for Trump’s vindication by exposing a massive left-wing conspiracy. What do you have to show for it? He can’t even get a jury to wait until lunchtime of the first day of deliberation to throw out a process charge against a minor functionary.

Even the ultra-conservative National Review is putting the sword to Durham for rank incompetence.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 10:38 am

rosiesays:
June 1, 2022 at 10:26 am
Boambee
Quite a few standard sedans have three anchor points eg Mazda Cx5, easy enough to check before you buy.
Though four kinder definitely requires an upgrade of some sort.

“Quite a few” does not necessarily equate to “the car we bought three years ago”. And there are still a lot of cars either without that option, or where the option is there, but the room is, shall we say, restricted.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 10:41 am

Not surprised the rape allegations against RUS soldiers are bogus. They were so lurid Barbara Cartland could have penned them.

Nonetheless, job done.
The European folk memories of the Red Army hordes and atrocities have been well and truly revived.

There’s no quick way back to the former status quo – particularly with Russia deliberately channeling its inner terrorist state.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 1, 2022 10:42 am

monti-fa

He can’t even get a jury to wait until lunchtime of the first day of deliberation to throw out a process charge against a minor functionary.

Even the ultra-conservative National Review is putting the sword to Durham for rank incompetence.

Do you remember the furore about the juror in the Bjelke-Peterson case, who turned out to be a member of the National/Country Party? Your friends on the fascist left went insane about that.

And the National Review has been woke for years. Do try to keep up.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:46 am

Exactly John,
Which is why I suggest planning ahead when purchasing a mid sized SUV.
Four year old gets to play piggy in the middle.
because most mid sized have three anchor points

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 1, 2022 10:46 am

Monty, get in here and explain why the ABC is acting as a running dog swine by pointing out coal royalties are an important budgetary issue, despite your poo-pooing them a couple of weeks ago

Coal exports, royalties booming, but communities say reinvestment falls short

Coal exports have hit a record $110 billion this financial year, with prices in Australia soaring to more than $400 per tonne for thermal coal.

Higher grade coking coal, used to make steel, has traded as high as $700 per tonne.

The coal boom is being driven by international energy shortages and made worse by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

But it is also driving business in Queensland coal communities and exacerbating a worker shortage across the industry.

SMW Group chief executive officer Jack Trenaman said the boom meant more work and more jobs at his Rockhampton industrial fabrication business servicing the coal industry.

“We currently have 450 odd employees and if we had another 250 tomorrow, I would have them certainly well serviced throughout the coal sector in CQ [central Queensland],” Mr Trenaman said.

Mining activity is the largest economic contributor to the Queensland economy.
….
The Queensland government said updated royalty estimates and their expenditure would be detailed in next month’s budget.

The previous federal government’s budget papers from March said government tax receipts would be almost $30 billion higher over the next four years if coal and iron ore prices remained elevated until the end of the September quarter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 1, 2022 10:47 am

We can only guess as to what Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins would have thought of three-quarter length cargo pants.

‘Rampant poofery’ would probably get a mention.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:48 am

Your you lotting is both boring and tendentious Monty.
I wasn’t ecstatic about John Durham, I don’t even know who he is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 10:51 am

They clearly have a surfeit of talent that can’t be wasted.

Yeah.
That’s it.
Surfeit of talent.
Has to be.
What else could it be?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 10:52 am

46 Shot During Memorial Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Forty-six people were shot, ten of them fatally, during Memorial Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News noted at least 21 people were shot Friday into Sunday morning alone on Memorial Weekend, and four of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the number of shooting victims rose to 46 by Monday evening, with six of those victims dying from their injuries.

Among the shooting deaths Sunday and Monday was 33-year-old Jeremy Benson, who was fatally shot while driving. He was driving “in the 4400-block of West Madison Street” and he crashed after being shot.

A 24-year-old man was also shot and killed early Sunday while attending a birthday party “in the 5700-block of South Carpenter Street.”

The 46 Memorial Day weekend shooting victims in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago represent a increase over the number of shooting victims during the same weekend in 2021.

Breitbart News noted at least 33 people were shot, three of them fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago during Memorial Weekend 2021.

rosie
rosie
June 1, 2022 10:52 am

Apparently Victoria has a physiotherapist shortage, driven by lower demand during lockdown causing graduates to seek employment in the better paid Northern public sector.
The health industry in general is suffering from the gender balance, 50% more graduates are needed to complete the same number of hours worked in the bad old days.
Why is it so?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 10:57 am

He’d probably have focussed on the important issue: shave? Or hairy?

You just get the feeling that RSM ‘Uggins wasn’t a man-scaping kinda guy.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 1, 2022 10:59 am

sfw says:
June 1, 2022 at 7:34 am
The idiots in SA have declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ at the same time we’ve been blanketed with early snow

Every single act of weather is now the result of climate change.
it doesn’t matter if its a record wet season, or early snow, or hot days, or a regular monsoon season, or strong winds, etc etc.
Everything “proves” we must act on climate now.
Or so the Performing Teals would have us believe.
(Love that phrase – will take it on board to use with my leftist family)

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 11:02 am

Sancho Panzersays:
June 1, 2022 at 10:24 am
We can only guess as to what Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins would have thought of three-quarter length cargo pants.

Like these – 3 mins 33 secs in – https://www.britishpathe.com/video/duke-of-windsor-in-the-bahamas

or

https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Hill-film-1965

pete of perth
pete of perth
June 1, 2022 11:03 am

You could cram more kids on bench seats. Remember sitting on top of the gear in the back of the station wagon on camping trips down to Moruya. The other three siblings on the back seat.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:07 am

Like these – 3 mins 33 secs in

Those are drill shorts, OO.

3/4 cargo pants extend below the knee.

Or so I’m advised.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 11:08 am

I suppose when you’re as far-left as M0nty the NR would look ultra-conservative. He forgets their famous cover-to-cover TDS issue.

As for Sussman it’s fun that not only did they have an Obama judge, a DC jury including known Hillary donors but one juror’s daughter was going to school with Sussman’s kid. Hilarious overkill.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 1, 2022 11:14 am

Academy Sergeant-Major Raymond Huggins must have been the prototype for Battery Sergeant Major Williams.
Never before have I seen such a blatant display of poofery!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 11:15 am

because most mid sized have three anchor points

Good for towing people out of mud too. It’s been so wet that the school lawns guy got stuck yesterday right next to the path I walk. Even the two of us and his 6′ crowbar weren’t enough. Another walker fortunately was a local and went back and got his SUV and a rope, which de-mudded the ride-on mower very easily.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 1, 2022 11:15 am

46 Shot During Memorial Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

“And let us, on this day when we mourn and cherish the memory of those young men who gave their lives, their futures, their promise, their dying breath in the service of freedom in this great land, not forget the drug addled gangstas, the desperate fentanyl charged victim, the collateral child sleeping in her crib or rap listening teenager.

“If I had a Jim Henson Muppet kit with boggled swivelling eyes and unkempt mop, it would be Lori Lightfoot.”

Bruce in WA
June 1, 2022 11:16 am

I posted this last night just before midnight, so it’s now gorn into the anals [sic] of history.

But I think it’s worth the repost here … just ‘cos Noni does such a wonderful job of parodying the dreaded ABC Playschool.

NSFW

Lysander
Lysander
June 1, 2022 11:16 am

New Labor MP says “Gough is God” for ending White Australia Policy.

does he not know it was Holt who did this? (while Labor continued to push for it?)

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 1, 2022 11:18 am

Boambee John says:
June 1, 2022 at 9:26 am
Another cause of declining fertility, IMHO, is car safety seats and baby capsules.

Yep.
No room for a quick knee trembler on the way home from a night out with the better half.

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
June 1, 2022 11:19 am

Performing teals
Teal clubbing
Blown teal ( after the first meltdown or “ don’t you know who I am” moment.

Try the teal, I’m here all night

local oaf
June 1, 2022 11:19 am

There was a Sherlock Holmes short story on this very theme.

“The Man with the Twisted Lip” iirc

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 1, 2022 11:20 am

The Hon. Catherine King MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Is this the bint who demonstrated her utter cluelessness as shadow Agriculture minister?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 1, 2022 11:21 am

3/4 cargo pants extend below the knee.
Or so I’m advised.

Don’t, even for a moment, think you can slink away with an “Or so I am advised.”

P
P
June 1, 2022 11:22 am

Dave Sharma looking for a Senate seat.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 1, 2022 11:24 am

From the Daily Mail. It’s not a rort if you are in on it.

I was recently talking to a Qld cop and he mentioned how a Senior Constable in Traffic could make $180,000 due to the overtime duties on roadworks etc.

Based on the rates below could employ 4 or 5 lifeguards for each of the ones earning $300,000 plus and then no need for overtime.

But hey it’s only Govt/Council money so what does it matter.

“A study from OpenTheBooks.com found that 98 lifeguards in Los Angeles earned at least $ 200,000 including benefits last year, with another 20 earning between $300,000 and $510,283. Thirty-seven lifeguards also earned between $50,000 and $247,000 in just overtime pay. Daniel Douglas, a lifeguard captain, was the highest paid lifeguard in 2021, taking in $510,283, while the second-highest lifeguard, Fernando Boiteux earned $463,512. Their salaries are more than 15 times the average lifeguard salary, thanks in part to a lucrative non-compete contract the lifeguard union was able to secure with the city of Santa Monica in 2009”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 1, 2022 11:24 am

Performing teals
Teal clubbing
Blown teal

Sounds like Finland’s PM in Helsinki at 3am. Seems to be a species relationship.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:25 am

Headline of the day at American Conservative:

‘Put a Wiener on the Barbie’

Toy company Mattel have issued a “special edition” transgender Barbie doll.

Seems they may be late to the party though, as a survey of American college students found that the number identifying as transgender had almost halved, falling to just 0.85% of the student population.

John Sheldrick
June 1, 2022 11:26 am

“Let the record show, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, Australia has a member of the Govt singularly devoted to removing the Crown, and helping Australia become a Republic,” he added.

So how does that swearing in of a “Pollie”/Government Minister go again? Allegiance to the Crown or something. How is it then possible to have a Minister for the Republic?

Or have I got it all wrong?

Zipster
Zipster
June 1, 2022 11:26 am
Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:27 am

New Labor MP says “Gough is God” for ending White Australia Policy.

does he not know it was Holt who did this? (while Labor continued to push for it?)

Repeat a lie often enough…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 1, 2022 11:29 am

Daily Mail.

Legal weed, petrol cars banned and student debts wiped out: How Albo may be forced to push a radical far-left agenda and ‘crazy’ policies after TWELVE Greens senators were elected

Anthony Albanese has won a majority but will needs Greens support in senate
The radical left-wing party will have a record 12 senators in the new parliament
It will have the power to block Labor’s laws that are opposed by the Coalition
Leader Adam Bandt has declared he will push Labor on climate change

Be proud Australia! You voted for these clowns!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 1, 2022 11:30 am

Repeat a lie often enough…

Just ask Linda Burney..

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 11:30 am

LOOSE ENDS (170) – The stench from the Sussmann verdict

• I think we can inaugurate a new catchphrase today for corruption and stupidity: “All the rectitude of a DC jury.”

. Or, move over “faster-than-a-speeding-bullet” Superman: “Faster than a DC jury acquitting a Clinton crony.”

cohenite
June 1, 2022 11:30 am

The sussman verdict consolidates my view that the mid terms are gone: delayed, or so corrupted as to be meaningless. The system is broke folks.

Here in Australia it is worse: SA declares a climate emergency. FMD. Enjoy this brief hiatus before the lights go out and the chunk navy permanently parks in its ports in australia.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:32 am

Or have I got it all wrong?

John,

It appears that allegiance to Her Majesty can be omitted at the request of the oath taker, which is what Albanese did. He also made an affirmation rather than swearing on the Bible. Fair enough, if that’s what he prefers, but it does raise the question of what he was doing reading the lessons in a Catholic Church in Punchbowl on Good Friday?

areff
areff
June 1, 2022 11:33 am

Having declined to cover any and all the damning evidence and testimony in the Sussmann case — not a word during the entire course of the trial — the ABC now announces the not-guilty verdict, page topped by a pic of Hillary wearing an angelic smile.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-01/hillary-clinton-lawyer-fbi-trump-russia-michael-sussmann/101115726

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 1, 2022 11:37 am

Dey had Linda Burney on da ALPBC this morning. “Dutton, Dutton, Dutton …”. Just like Abbott and the good old days.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 11:42 am

How the COVID Vaccines Kill

With each passing day, the news connected to the COVID shots grows worse. That the injections don’t prevent COVID — or even its spread — has been known for months, and post-injection problems encompass almost everything that can go wrong with a body.

“Not a single organ, not a single bodily function, is unharmed” after one of these shots, said Arne Burkhardt, a professor of forensics at Reutlingen’s Pathological Institute.

So little has been written about why “side effects” such as myocarditis have popped up that one can’t help but wonder: Does anybody understand how these shots work?

In the space below, let’s pick three of the harshest complications and explore how COVID shots could be driving the mechanics of each.

1 – Myocarditis
2 – Vascular Damage and Heart Attack Risk
3 – Neurodegenerative Disease

Long-term outlook

Messenger RNA technology has been around for over 20 years, and multiple vaccines have been attempted. Each failed because the experimental animals failed to thrive.

Last February, spike protein was found to inhibit type 1 interferon, the powerful regulator of the immune system. Hindering type 1 interferon reduces the body’s ability to defend against:

(1) malignancies

(2) autoimmune diseases

(3) viral infections

Over the next year, we will continue to observe how impaired interferon affects the great COVID shot experiment. But while we study the pathology, let us further develop the mechanisms associated with mRNA injections, so that new approaches to the injuries they inflict may be devised.

Joseph Shepherd is a physician in Birmingham, Alabama.

P
P
June 1, 2022 11:43 am
Fleeced
Fleeced
June 1, 2022 11:44 am

Every single act of weather is now the result of climate change.

Fire storms, rain bombs, polar blasts… the new clickbaity terms they’re coming up with are all part of selling their bullshit.

It’s not just weather. It’s a weather event!

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:44 am

Don’t, even for a moment, think you can slink away with an “Or so I am advised.”

I think the British and Australian army reg was an inch above the knee & I stick to that; no “Stubbies” or 3/4 cargo pants for me! But it’s a free country – or it should be when it comes to wearing shorts! – so each to his own.

Which brings to mind the great Les Murray’s poem, ‘The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever’, which is pretty much what I do these days!:

To go home and wear shorts forever
in the enormous paddocks, in that warm climate,
adding a sweater when winter soaks the grass,

to camp out along the river bends
for good, wearing shorts, with a pocketknife,
a fishing line and matches,

or there where the hills are all down, below the plain,
to sit around in shorts at evening
on the plank verandah;

If the cardinal points of costume
are Robes, Tat, Rig and Scunge,
where are shorts in this compass?

The whole thing is here.

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 1, 2022 11:45 am

Incredible

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann Found NOT GUILTY of Lying to FBI

The DC circuit needs to be abolished. It is clearly impossible to get a non-partisan jury there.

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 11:45 am

John Sheldricksays:
June 1, 2022 at 11:26 am
“Let the record show, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, Australia has a member of the Govt singularly devoted to removing the Crown, and helping Australia become a Republic,” he added.

So how does that swearing in of a “Pollie”/Government Minister go again? Allegiance to the Crown or something. How is it then possible to have a Minister for the Republic?

Or have I got it all wrong?

Um yeah you do. In 1689 it was settled Parliament can sack the King and set his employment terms.

Dot
Dot
June 1, 2022 11:47 am

Nota

If the postal vote rule goes back to Federation, that is a good reason to get rid of it.

PS

American Presidents used to be sworn in, in April.

Times change.

Rabz
June 1, 2022 11:49 am

The Albanese Government consists of 41 ministers and assistant ministers.
I don’t know if that’s a record number, but over 50% of the parliamentary party have won a prize.
Nom, nom, nom…

Not quite, Faustus. 26 Senators, 77 MPs, so around 39.8% of the appalling z-grade imbeciles (if you include Albansleazey, then it’s 40.8%).

No doubt there’ll be many, many committees for the remaining numpties to supplement their “meagre” income.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
June 1, 2022 11:50 am

Um yeah you do. In 1689 it was settled Parliament can sack the King and set his employment terms.
Not here in Australia. Parliament can’t amend the Constitution.

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 1, 2022 11:51 am

Man, I remember back when you lot were ecstatic over John Durham

Man, I remember when m0nty told everyone here about how he loves molesting livestock.

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 1, 2022 11:52 am

Kim Beazley, prominent republican, was appointed governor of WA. And accepted the role. Go figure.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 1, 2022 11:54 am

Australia shivers through the coldest morning of the year as snow falls near Sydney and Melbourne and icy polar blast brings temperatures of -6.1C – here’s the forecast near you

– Parts of Australia have woken up to the coldest temperatures of the year
– Snow fell overnight in Victoria’s Alpine region and in NSW’s Central Tablelands
– Warnings in place for parts of NSW and VIC, with winds reaching up to 100km/h
– Meanwhile, widespread rainfall is pushing across inland NT and SA from WA

Cassie of Sydney
June 1, 2022 11:56 am

Please stop the world, I want to get off…from The Oz….

“Lia Thomas plans to compete at US Olympic trials for 2024 games

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has revealed plans to compete at the 2024 US Olympic swim trials, putting HIM on a collision course with superstar Katie Ledecky and potentially Australia’s own Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus.

Speaking for the first time about HIS controversial dominance of American College swimming, the NCAA 500 yards champion declared HE was no threat to women’s sport and the Paris 2024 Olympics were now on HIS radar.

“Trans women competing in women’s sports does not threaten women’s sports as a whole,” Thomas told ABC News and ESPN in an interview on Tuesday.

“Trans women are a very small minority of all athletes. The NCAA rules regarding trans women competing in women’s sports have been around for 10-plus years. And we haven’t seen any massive wave of trans women dominating.

“The biggest misconception, I think, is the reason I transitioned.

“People will say, ‘Oh, HE just transitioned so HE would have an advantage, so HE could win.’ I transitioned to be happy, to be true to myself. … I’ve been able to do the sport that I love as my authentic self.”

Titmus and Ledecky waged a historic battle for gold in the 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics, with the Australian taking the gold medal and also completing the double by winning the 200m freestyle.

Thomas has shown enormous potential in the middle distance freestyle, beating Olympian Emma Weyant to the NCAA crown earlier this year.

The University of Pennsylvania student created worldwide headlines for the victory, dominating the women’s field having earlier been an average level male swimmer on the Penn swim team.

It prompted huge debate in swimming circles with Australia’s own Olympic golden girl Emma McKeon claiming she didn’t think it would be fair for biological woman to have to race Trans athletes.

That fear may become a reality with Thomas telling ABC News she plans to race the 2024 Olympic trials, adhering to the stricter USA swimming hormone policy.

“I intend to keep swimming,” Thomas said on the on-air interview. “It’s been a goal of mine to swim at Olympic trials for a very long time, and I would love to see that through.”

Thomas said moves to deny Trans athletes the right to compete against women was disrespectful and segregating to those athletes.

“It’s not taking away opportunities from cis women, really. Trans women are women, so it’s still a woman who is getting that scholarship or that opportunity,” she said.

“If you say, like, you can compete, but you can’t score or you’re in an extra lane nine, that’s very othering towards trans people.

”And it is not offering them the same level of respect and opportunity to play and to compete.”

A few points…

1. Lia Thomas is a biological male so I’ve deleted feminine pronouns and replaced them with masculine pronouns as the MSM are gaslighting us when they use feminine pronouns.

2. Katherine Deves was right. This is about destroying female only sport and female only spaces.

3. There is no such thing as a “cis” woman. You are either born female or you’re not. Transwomen are NOT women.

Roger
Roger
June 1, 2022 11:59 am

Kim Beazley, prominent republican, was appointed governor of WA. And accepted the role. Go figure.

There’s no principle the modern Leftist won’t sacrifice for the sake of power or profit.

Bluey
Bluey
June 1, 2022 11:59 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
June 1, 2022 at 11:29 am
Daily Mail.

Legal weed, petrol cars banned and student debts wiped out: How Albo may be forced to push a radical far-left agenda and ‘crazy’ policies after TWELVE Greens senators were elected

Anthony Albanese has won a majority but will needs Greens support in senate
The radical left-wing party will have a record 12 senators in the new parliament
It will have the power to block Labor’s laws that are opposed by the Coalition
Leader Adam Bandt has declared he will push Labor on climate change

Be proud Australia! You voted for these clowns!

Forced? Please imagine my skeptical face.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 1, 2022 12:01 pm

Don’t, even for a moment, think you can slink away with an “Or so I am advised.”

Mmmyes.
“Oh, those. Not mine. My uncle left them behind when he stayed here at Christmas time”.
Sure.
Sure he did.

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