1,289 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 25 June 2022”

  1. Also Fat Man,

    I am supremely disappointed you haven’t once today been belt-fed about the impending SCOTUS decision on the federal (and thuss State-superseding) Constitutional right to be able to legally carry a concealed firearm in any US jurisdiction.

    Or had that wicked third leg of the conservative legal trifecta so far eluded you?


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  2. Rex, it’s not even about the EPA. It’s about attacking the whole system of government

    Oh noes.

    Abolishing the mandate of a single federal bureaucracy (just one of so, so many since Woodrow Wilson’s era) is an attack on the entire American system of government.


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  3. It is the five Dobbs judges who are treating women like livestock.

    the judges handed back to the States.

    mUnty, your’e just a gibbering idiot


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  4. Arrived back in Perth last night from a month in England and the Continent so thought I’d post a Covid mandate update for travelers.

    Masks: Required at Perth airport on the way out. Not enforced at the Qantas club. Required and rigourously enforced on 17 hr Qantas flight to London (bastards). Not required at UK and European airports. Required and mildly enforced on Lufthansa, not required on British Airways, not required on LOT (Polish air). Not required in Qantas club Heathrow. Required and mildly enforced on Qantas flight to Singapore. Required but not enforced at Singapore airport. Required but not enforced on Qantas flight Singapore to Perth. Unsure if required at Perth airport on return. About 30% of staff were not wearing them, however announcements were made to “please wear your masks”, though it was not enforced.

    Vaccine passports: Not required anywhere at all until our return flight. We had to fill out an online Digital Passenger Declaration. Like all digital government forms, it was not fit for purpose. Our address, passport number, vaccine status and itinerary were either already known or irrelevant but still took about an hour to fill out. We were told via email that all the information was complete, then, on the day of the flight, another email told us it was incomplete. We ignored the second email. Despite being told to print or take a screen shot of the completed DPD, it was not required at either end.

    As far as Europe is concerned, Covid is a thing of the past. Other than the Lufthansa flight, there were no restrictions anywhere in England, Belgium or Poland. With the very rare exception of the odd idiot in a mask, it was as if the pandemic never happened. BTW we caught the ‘rona in Belgium. 5 days, 20 panadol and half a dozen lozenges and we were good to go.


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  5. what does ‘treating women like livestock’ even mean?

    they’re branded and de-horned?

    when you talk to them they mooo?

    they line up for milking?

    their calves are sold as vealers?

    let’s face it mUnty … you are a shit-talker


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  6. Rex, it’s not even about the EPA. It’s about attacking the whole system of government. Read up a little, please.

    You’re wrong but you have a disease of the brain, so that is understandable. Not tolerable but understandable..


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  7. West Virginia v EPA is likely to prevent the federal US government from regulating. Full stop. Not just environmental issues but on anything.

    Your ignorance is not endearing.


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  8. I await m0nty’s breathless shrieking about how rolling back the functions of the Prohibition-era Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms back to the US Dept. of the Treasury and US Customs will somehow see the return of the dual scourges of Bootlegging and the Motor Bandits…


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  9. West Virginia v EPA is likely to prevent the federal US government from regulating. Full stop. Not just environmental issues but on anything.

    No.

    The US administration has much stronger administrative law powers than any Westminster government does.

    You are seriously suggesting the President cannot make regulations regarding the US Navy. This for an example, is patently absurd.


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  10. West Virginia v EPA is likely to prevent the federal US government from regulating. Full stop. Not just environmental issues but on anything.

    Oh my God, Fat Man!

    You mean that the States will have to do what they were doing prior to Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency, and mostly look after themselves, up to and including forming their own consensus on mutual issues?!

    And the Left now might have to inflitrate and manipulate 50+ State and Territory apparatus instead of just one?

    No wonder you’re frothing.

    Heaven forbid something similar happening here…


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  11. WV v EPA may come out overnight, so we may know tomorrow Australian time.

    I hope you lot are right on this one, because if you aren’t then things are going to devolve in America.


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  12. West Virginia v EPA is likely to prevent the federal US government from regulating. Full stop. Not just environmental issues but on anything.

    WV v EPA has one issue:

    Whether, in 42 U.S.C. § 7411(d), an ancillary provision of the Clean Air Act, Congress constitutionally authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to issue significant rules — including those capable of reshaping the nation’s electricity grids and unilaterally decarbonizing virtually any sector of the economy — without any limits on what the agency can require so long as it considers cost, nonair impacts and energy requirements.

    Your ignorance is not endearing.

    I wish you harm. Nothing personal because there is nothing personal about you; you’re a leftie.


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  13. Speaking of people acting as if the ‘rona never happened. I saw a pro-abortion protest in Perth this arvo. A dozen or so mainly young harpies holding signs with pictures of coat hangers and the word ‘fuck’ prominent. They milled about the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace before ‘marching’ down the Terrace shouting “My body my choice”.

    Yeah right. Where were they over the last 18 months during the vaccine mandates? But as far as the protest is concerned, it was sad and pathetic. Australia already has what SCOTUS just gave to the US people; the right for states to make their own abortion laws, and guess what, Australian legislators just love killing babies. What the fuck were they whinging about?


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  14. Do some reading about non-delegation doctrine, you idiots.

    I’m sure obuma slept with a copy of it under his pillow when he was instructing the IRA to prosecute conservatives.

    The left control all the major bureaucracies: fbi, cia, doj, ira and epa. The left is a disease, destroying the West. It should be eradicated. Nothing personal, of course.


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  15. Required at Perth airport on the way out. Not enforced at the Qantas club. Required and rigourously enforced on 17 hr Qantas flight to London (bastards).

    How awful for you both, Jupes. I hope you still managed to reasonably evade the enforcement by holding a drink for most of the journey or ducking under a blanket to sleep mask free. We went Emirates and while they said masks were necessary no-one wore them all the time on the flight (in Business Class, I didn’t see into the main cabin on the A380 but I expect the disregard was similar). Most passengers around us completely disregarded masking, and we partied at the bar maskless with others unmasked – even a few of the staff dropped their masks down for that.

    As you note, Covid was a nothingburger in the UK, and now you say on the continent too.

    That stupid online form coming back in was definitely not fit for purpose; Hairy grappled with it online for an hour in the Lounge for his compliance before we departed and an hour at Dubai in the Lounge in transit for mine, to be ready for Sydney arrival (I had a happy time chatting to a Texas oil driller while he did that; love the way airports give opportunities like that). In the event, no-one asked for any print-outs we had and no-one asked anything about our vax status. Just sailed through the airport and home in a cab. All maskless.

    Great to have you both back in Australia. BBQ at ours in Sydney soonest please.


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  16. With the very rare exception of the odd idiot in a mask
    Out where I am in Fairfield, NSW with a high SE Asian population face nappies are still being worn by about 70% of folk .. riding the bike daily and 2 out of 3 riders I see/pass are nappied up .. at least the local BAT FLU drive thru closed a week ago …… LOL!


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  17. WV v EPA has one issue:

    Whether, in 42 U.S.C. § 7411(d), an ancillary provision of the Clean Air Act, Congress constitutionally authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to issue significant rules — including those capable of reshaping the nation’s electricity grids and unilaterally decarbonizing virtually any sector of the economy — without any limits on what the agency can require so long as it considers cost, nonair impacts and energy requirements.

    Bugger. I was wrong in my assumption of the scale of the judgement on offer.

    Never mind, I understand now exactly why our obedient little conduit to the Leftist Hive Mind is so berko tonight.

    The key plank to Build Back Better and the Green New Deal that preceded it is about to be broken as thoroughly as Batman’s back, over the knee of a Bane-like SCOTUS.

    When will the Fat Man be burning down his toaster and vandalising his kitchen with flung tins of baked beans in protest?

    I’d like to donate him a few pallets, Soros-style… :
    😉


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  18. Damn! Missed Top Ender on Bolt! Just turned on & he’s gone!

    He was authoritative, calm and precise. Well done, TE!
    His idea re renting a US nuclear sub and personnel and having our guys taught to use it is a good one.
    Details are in his article in the latest Spectator. Dutton is apparently interested.


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  19. Amy Coney Barrett has said out loud into a mic that she is concerned about the supply of babies for adoption, and thinks repealing Roe increases it. Alito (IIRC) also talked about it in his opinion.

    It is the five Dobbs judges who are treating women like livestock.

    None of these women are forced to get pregnant, and once pregnant, give the inherent worth of the child as a human being, deserves either to be brought to term and raised by their mother and father, or provided up for adoption, in order to find someone who will care for them. No one in that circumstance is treated as chattel. The only circumstance where that is the case is the one where you destroy the child in utero as if it were an unwanted calf.


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  20. Rex Angersays:
    June 27, 2022 at 10:12 pm
    If any of you want to see m0nty jumping a line of sharks with a rocket-powered shark, pop on over to The End of the Beginning post.

    He’s started foaming about the alleged impending demise of the US EPA, harder than the average gunzel does when he lines up his camera on one of these things…*

    (* The video is a pisstake. M0nty’s carry-on is quite real)

    LOL. I watched the video with the most memorable line being – “Listen to that HORN”

    Nice looking 1953 Diesel Loco’ though.


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  21. Nice looking 1953 Diesel Loco’ though.

    I am not ashamed to confess that I will die happy once I have driven streamliner locos like these.

    Aussie pioneer streamliner GM1 of 1951 has recently arrived into the care of Rail Beritage WA in Bassendean, and its restoration after some 15 years of sitting in the open in NSW has begun.* I look forward to highballing it in the near future. 🙂

    * And that in itself, is a story for another time.


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  22. I’ve never been in this situation before.

    I am trying to get rich or die trying and Gina Rynehart, Andrew Forrest and BHP & Itochu are all mean mugging my little penny stock.

    I might have cultural awakening.

    I am a proud member of the Mt Berghaus nation.


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  23. Who has won the Cat Count for election 22? I need to send the prize out.

    Official AEC results here – Labor won 77 seats.

    People’s predictions. Cat Call for Election 22…

    Predicted result out of 151 seats up for grabs. (76 to win)

    Coalition to win:

    Winston Smith 84
    Knuckle Dragger 80
    Tom 80 LNP, 70 the rest (Liars-Filth). Simon’s leg-openers: ZERO.
    Top Ender 79 (ineligible for prize)
    Lizzie 78
    Eyrie 78
    Calli 77
    Fleeced Libs to get between 76-80 seats
    Rosie LNP by one; nothing for teals, 1 green 2 independents
    Megan LNP chancers, morons and grifters B team to fall over the line by one from the LAB chancers, morons and grifters A team.
    Roger LNP to win 73 seats (ALP 72) & form government with support of independents
    Fair Shake Scomo as a minority government…after two weeks of recounts. He takes it by 2
    Chris Put me down for 3?????

    Hung parliament

    Delta A Hung parliament – 74 seats each – with Greens and One nation voting each way. Rebekha Sharkie (Centre Alliance) going with LNP.
    Bar Beach Swimmer SFLs at 74, Liars at 66, the rest on the crossbench made up of the current crop, less Helen Haines (go sfw!) and the rest, fingers crossed, a combo of UAP/ON.
    2dogs Hung parliament with about 65 each for the majors
    Armadillo hung Parliament with one teal holding the balance of power
    MatrixTransform Liars 67; Crossbench 13; LNP 71
    EvilElviss hung, LNP 71, Lab 70, ferals (hopefully conservative…) 10.
    132andBush hung but unworkable parliament and back to the polls before Christmas
    Rickw Hung Parliament….. by an angry mob!

    Labor to win:

    pete m Labor to win by 10 seats
    thefrollickingmole ALP up by 10.
    Behind Enemy Line 86 seats
    Pedro the Loafer ALP by 5
    Bruce in WA ALP by four
    Rabz Labore at least 78 seats
    Not Uh oh 78
    Vagabond Liars (76) ahead of SFLs (70) by 6 seats but a crossbench of 5 loonies to make life interesting.
    Cassie of Sydney two or three seats
    Crossie Labor will squeak in
    Leon L ALP + Greens + TEALS 90; LNP et al 61
    Sancho Labor – 76; LNP – 73; Greens – 1; Teal – 1; UAP – 0


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  24. m0nty-fa

    It’s always projection.

    Amy Coney Barrett has said out loud into a mic that she is concerned about the supply of babies for adoption, and thinks repealing Roe increases it. Alito (IIRC) also talked about it in his opinion.

    It is the five Dobbs judges who are treating women like livestock.

    And Planned Parenthood is concerned about the continuing supply of “spare parts” for “research” purposes, from which PP makes a great deal of money.

    It is planned Parenthood, and useful idiots like you, who are treating women like spare parts factories.


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  25. m0ntysays:
    June 27, 2022 at 10:43 pm
    Rex, it’s not even about the EPA. It’s about attacking the whole system of government. Read up a little, please.

    m0nty-fa now claims that the Supreme Court is about to abolish the US Constitution? Read up a little, please, and calm down. You are completely hysterical.


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  26. m0ntysays:
    June 27, 2022 at 11:08 pm
    West Virginia v EPA is likely to prevent the federal US government from regulating. Full stop. Not just environmental issues but on anything.

    Your ignorance is not endearing.

    Oh! Shock! Horror! The unelected bureaucracy will no longer be able to make vast numbers of regulations that have the force of law! And theh enforce them without the approval of elected representatives! Shock Horror!

    Then the Congress will have to take its Constitutional responsibilities, and instruments with the force of law will actually have to have the actual status of law! Shock Horror! The end of civilisation as the bureaucrats have known it! Shock! Horror!


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  27. It is the five Dobbs judges who are treating women like livestock.

    Livestock, really?
    Livestock breeders take great efforts not to have unplanned pregnancies in stock.
    Unwanted breeders are sterilised or slaughtered.
    Stock with superior genetics are used to provide sperm and embryos to improve productivity.
    Animal analogies make poor argument.


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  28. m0ntysays:
    June 27, 2022 at 11:16 pm
    WV v EPA may come out overnight, so we may know tomorrow Australian time.

    I hope you lot are right on this one, because if you aren’t then things are going to devolvein America

    m0nty-fa, I am surprised that, as a good Catholic, you are not familiar with the principle of subsidiarity, under which responsibility should be “devolved” to the lowest practical level.

    Most of the problems of the modern world arise from excessive centralism (and I write this as a former Commonwealth public servant, where I have seen the problems that excessive centralism causes). A bit of devolution should increase our quality of administration.


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  29. BJ, you are a former public servant? No wonder you are such a crashing bore.

    Why aren’t you still a public servant? It’s practically impossible to get fired, I’ve heard. You are also borderline retarded*, so you’d qualify for special treatment.

    * note I am not using this word as an insult, I am saying he is literally functionally retarded.


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