Open Thread – Weekend 11 Jun 2022


First Snow, Ivan Shishkin, 1875

1,650 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 11 Jun 2022”

  1. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    This journo is feeling bad because her natural disposition is to hate Morrison and presumably others like him.

    I read it another way.

    Her natural disposition is to take people as she finds them (as most people do).

    But she’s been indoctrinated to hate anyone on “the right”.

    Hence her cognitive dissonance.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    A pox on milk…

    Drink Monkey Milk to Save the Planet (Daniel Greenfield, 13 Jun)

  3. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    The challenge was “you can’t predict when a coal-fired power station is going to go out”, reinforcing the need to make the transition to “new forms of energy” that the previous government had failed to do.

    Oddly enough, for the 50-odd years up until the 1990’s, you could pretty much predict to the day when a coal-fired unit was “going to go out”. It was called ‘scheduled outage’.

    Unscheduled outages were managed by spinning reserve on other units, and at other stations. From memory this achieved 98%/99%+ system availability.

    A lost skill: like driving a manual car, or changing a TV channel without a remote.

    Gobble it up, punters.

  4. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    calli says:
    June 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

    If it was Newcastle, it would be a stick of fourbetwo.

    No, no.

    It would be the Steel and Coal quarterly, incorporating the Journal of Flyash and the Slagheap Examiner.

  5. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Pocock.
    Who would have thunk it.

  6. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bearsays:

    June 14, 2022 at 9:43 am

    The Grauniad may yet be Lord Waffleworth’s greatest achievement

    It will be hilarious if (when) they turn on their benefactor.

  7. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Is Bowen that thick or is he in on it?

    [rhetorical question]

  8. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Rogersays:

    June 14, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Is Bowen that thick or is he in on it?

    Embrace the power of ‘and’ as a conjunction Roger.

  9. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Her natural disposition is to take people as she finds them (as most people do).

    But she’s been indoctrinated to hate anyone on “the right”.

    Hence her cognitive dissonance.

    Your right Roger, my fractured writing on my phone doesn’t suggest that very well.

  10. Not Uh oh Avatar
    Not Uh oh

    First step in cutting back the state’s electricity consumption should be to order all schools and universities to turn off their air conditioning. A practical demonstration of consequences is much needed.

  11. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Your right Roger, my fractured writing on my phone doesn’t suggest that very well.

    Ah!

    Her challenge now is, does she resolve that cognitive dissonance or dismiss it?

    Resolving it could be the first step to freedom!

    But she’d be sacrificing career advancement at the ABC.

  12. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Rogersays:

    June 14, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Is Bowen that thick or is he in on it?

    Maybe he needs to go the Bowen Basin in QLD to learn about Thermal Coal and Coal Seam Gas……….lol

  13. local oaf Avatar
    local oaf

    First step in cutting back the state’s electricity consumption should be to order all schools and universities to turn off their air conditioning.

    +100

    No aircon when we were at school.
    If the temperature got to 100F in summer, the boys in my high school were allowed to take off their ties!

  14. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    The contortions of da meeja to explain recent cold weather are a sight to behold.

    One, at TheirABC, told us that unprecedented ‘blocking highs’ are at fault. Apparently nobody there has ever heard of them before – they are some sort of abberration previously unknown to meteorology. The fact they are well known, common, and can also be a factor in droughts has apparently passed by the work experience kids.

    And then there was the regional politician who said that ‘droughts, floods and bushfires’ are all becoming more common because ‘climate change.’ Not a skerrick of evidence. Needless to say, TheirABC parroted that as fact.

  15. caveman Avatar
    caveman

    Forced to fly Qantas cause those Virgin pricks canned my flight with two hrs notice.
    FYI Qantas are the face mask Nazis of the sky .
    Just So depressing.

  16. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “The last sentence is verbatim. This journo is feeling bad because her natural disposition is to hate Morrison and presumably others like him. What hope do anyone on the centre right have in dealing with the ABC.”

    Well, so long as governments of the centre right refuse to rein in their ABC…..no hope. Don’t forget, Scumbag Morrison and his motley government gave more money to their ABC earlier this year. In effect, they rewarded the ABC for its smearing, its libelling, its fabrications, its lies, and its endless anti-Coalition bias.

    Oh and speaking of the most recent and most unlamented Coalition Minister for Communications, one Paul Fletcher, who was and is the most insipid, the most supine, the most useless and the most dismal of all of Morrison’s ministers, Fletcher, despite an independent threat, narrowly (and I mean narrowly) retained his seat of Bradfield in Sydney’s north (once the Coalition’s safest seat). Pity, because that’s one loss I would have celebrated.

    I’m glad Andrew Laming has methodically gone after everyone who’s defamed him. The most recent to issue a grovelling apology was one Mrs Cane Toad, wife of Pirate Man. That’s what you do……you don’t turn the other cheek to this.

  17. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    China in Focus – NTD

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  18. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Best Adelaide movie is The Plumber

    Pfft.

    You’ll go a long way before you find something to take the crown from Bad Boy Bubby.

  19. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Is Bowen that thick or is he in on it?

    Embrace the power of ‘and’ as a conjunction Roger.

    The ALP Net Zero strategy is wholly dependent on having the same thieves – now feasting and chortling at their cleverness in increasing power prices 5x in the space of months – invest huge money in the game.

    And they’re going to need huge profits to do that.

  20. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    BTW, it’s 4.3C here, after a low of -3.7. It’s misty and damp. No chance the maximum will get into double figures.

    Fortunately, Queanbeyan is part of the over-engineered everything that protects our most precious resource – politicians. The rest of the country could go dark tomorrow – but not Canberra (and hence Queanbeyan.)

    Meanwhile:

    The Chermans, immensely rich, are nevertheless being forced to face the reality of energy policy after many years of denial. This is big news in Europe. What with wind and solar being a bust, and Putin supplying their gas, and welcoming ‘refugees’ from anywhere without identification, there’s a lot of trouble being stored up.

    The thing that really annoys them is that Trump warned them about it.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    That loud thudding noise you are hearing is from the ASX going over a cliff this morning.
    Anyone for a J-Curve that we had to have?

  22. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    Pfft.

    You’ll go a long way before you find something to take the crown from Bad Boy Bubby.

    Some people say its parody of Adelaide living. I think there is more truth to it than fiction. It just needed a few bodies in a barrel and it would of been a materpiece.

  23. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    Pfft.

    You’ll go a long way before you find something to take the crown from Bad Boy Bubby.

    Some people say its parody of Adelaide living. I think there is more truth to it than fiction. It just needed a few bodies in a barrel and it would of been a masterpiece.

  24. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I’m glad Andrew Laming has methodically gone after everyone who’s defamed him. The most recent to issue a grovelling apology was one Mrs Cane Toad, wife of Pirate Man.

    Yes.
    And you know why she went down on bended knee?
    Because, unlike Seven-Nilligan, her legal advice was that she was done cold and, more importantly, her employer wasn’t going to pick up the tab.

  25. pete of perth Avatar
    pete of perth

    The Maslin Beach movie was partially watchable due to nudity

  26. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Don’t forget, less than a month after the election the ABC had a round of redundancies & other restructuring.
    This was after they got a budget increase.
    Not a peep from the “Friends of the ABC”.

  27. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    The only Titus I know is women’s Titis. That is the plural of Titus isn’t it?

  28. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Ed Zachary.

    Yep……and again this shows the complete ineptitude of the Liberals under Morrison. They simply refused to fight about anything .

    Insipid liberals.

  29. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Louise “Signal” Milligan.

    PS, did Telegram users see how the app owners have been co-operating with 3 letter agencies around the world?

  30. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Blackout warnings tonight for NSW.
    What a time to be alive.

  31. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Yep……and again this shows the complete ineptitude of the Liberals under Morrison. They simply refused to fight about anything .

    Cassie has put up a good post on that very subject.

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  33. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    How long before a midwit calls the Jo Dyer revelation “slut shaming”?

  34. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    An their ABCcess this morning the Emannuel Goldstein is Gas, we hates it my precioussssss, gollm…gollum…

    Full ballenced ABC chunderism on display with 3 guests all agreeing it was awful wicked stuff we were tricked into using by the evviiil companies followed by a balanced selection of ABC facebook responses and callers in.

    One stood out for me as a guest with a definite bit of skin in the game.
    Some property development council who was stating gas is ba/ electricity is best/ fossil fuels etc. Unmentioned: The money saved by developers in not putting gas onto new developments.

    A curious oversight by the usually laser like hate the ABC brings onto anything to do with property developers.

    Also a council spokes-mongette saying how they would love to ban gas to help them achieve zero emissions in their LGA.

    I hope all these people die cold, alone and in the dark after the power goes out.

  35. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Blackout warnings tonight for NSW.

    No problem.
    Wood heaters, briquette or bottled gas hot water, kerosene lanterns.
    It is a shame that I do not have any of the above.

    And thanks to the power hungry NBN, we now have no phone service during a power outage.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    An their ABCcess this morning the Emannuel Goldstein is Gas, we hates it my precioussssss, gollm…gollum…

    Whom the gods would destroy they first send mad.
    Be nice if the ABC gets blacked out too.
    Forlorn hope, they probably have backup gensets.

  37. Slim Cognito Avatar
    Slim Cognito

    Well it turns out that you can’t spell “Crypto” without the word “Cry”.

    Taking a long term view.

  38. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Its a special form of brilliance to splurge a billion on NBN brontosaurus network and at the same time forget to ensure you actually have the electricity to power it.

    Mind you I bet Elon is making out like a bandit with enquiries on his powerwall installations.

  39. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Whom the gods would destroy they first send mad.

    Gods are now working overtime.

  40. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    I think I’ve still got the old kero column heater stashed in the garage.. time to dig it out.

  41. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Medical straighteners.
    Asthma Australia promoting their survey showing that three quarters of people supported banning wood fires in urban areas and a majority wanted them banned altogether.
    How to lose support for your cause.

  42. calli Avatar
    calli

    New thread guys.

    I’ve already embarrassed myself there…so you don’t have to.

  43. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    FiL died at home this morning. Last thing he said was MiL’s name. His body gave up but not his mind. He always wanted to live as long as his Father, who was gassed in WWI and heart attack at 40. Missed by 4 days. Only in recent years did he suffer health wise. On an amusing note, he was an international conference in Canberra. He was introduced to PM Hawke and Howard. His observations of both men enlightening. Hawke calls Howard little Johnnie Howard when he’s shorter and wears platform shoes. Insecure. John Howard tried to talk about things he knew nothing about. A try hard. He did admit later Howard did grow into the job but thought the talent pool was shallow if he got up. Never liked many politicians in the 50 years I knew him. He could be a bit overbearing at times, I dropped him when I was 20, never picked me again. Could have been a test, he was like that. I will miss him.

  44. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    feelthebernsays:
    June 14, 2022 at 11:30 am
    Don’t forget, less than a month after the election the ABC had a round of redundancies & other restructuring.

    How many of Their ABC’s “Stars” on their individual contracts were made redundant or “restructured”? What odds that the answer is a number lower than one?

  45. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    feelthebernsays:
    June 14, 2022 at 11:43 am
    How long before a midwit calls the Jo Dyer revelation “slut shaming”?

    Only a slut can be shamed?

  46. The Beer whisperer Avatar
    The Beer whisperer

    Headlining channel 9 news (last night -i thought I’d sent this already) is power calamity, with users in QLD asked to turn off appliances.

    While I’m happy for Labor to dump ruinables in such a crisis, one must be suspicious that the whole ruinables election promises were knowingly false. Labor was always going to dump it like last week’s sushi.

    I just hope the Teals are in tears.

  47. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Porter was the Errol Flynn of the mid 80s debating scene. It must have been a bit wild. Hold my cheese and cracker …

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