Open Thread – Weekend 25 June 2022


The request of the child (the old chest), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, 1860

1,289 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 25 June 2022”

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  1. dover0beach Avatar

    Have you registered handmaids.com.au yet?

    This was doing the rounds on the internet yesterday, Rakemeister.

  2. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Everyone wants to see Justice done, riiiiiiight???
    Which means a Trial is held.
    So, why not shut the fuck up about Lisa until after the Trial?

    Contempt means interference with the ability of the court to provide a just trial. You either mean this in which case you’re a fucking idiot; or you don’t in which case you’re a pain in the arse troll.

  3. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Our youngest children are twins. When they were born in the early 2000s it was probably the most exhausting time our lives.

    The worst part was that a very close relative of my wife was pregnant with twins and decided to abort them. She did this because she didn’t want to miss our on an overseas trip.

    When we were told (after the “termination”), we looked at our infant daughters with wonder but sadness. We would have offered to take them, look after them and give them back when she could look after them. But they were already gone.

    The person who terminated has exhibited no guilt or sorrow, only her own brand of narcissistic delusions that the spirits of the two babies still live on somehow.

  4. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Indolentsays:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:10 pm
    The Daily Mail

    Anthony Albanese unleashes at US judges’ controversial decision to scrap the right to get an abortion as the PM explains why he is so against the move: ‘It is a setback for women’

    LOL. Another ‘Pollie’ who hasn’t read the US Constitution which is written in plain English. I have a copy and have read it. Nowhere does it mention abortion. I can lend that copy to ‘Elbow’ so that he can read it on his extensive World travels. It doesn’t take long to read though. On the other hand, I have tried reading the Australian Constitution. I failed as it is so complicated and tedious to read. You really do need to be a Constitutional Lawyer expert to understand it.

  5. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    That is the exact opposite of what I said

    for the most part, despite you producing strings of words, you don’t actually ever say anything.

    you need to learn how to stop gibbering.

    hard I suppose because you’ve been acculturated this way your entire life.

    you pathetic retard

  6. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dickless

    You’ve got a high opinion of Australian women, eh?

    You seem to have a very low opinion of them. Is it something one of them said to you?

  7. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I have tried reading the Australian Constitution. I failed as it is so complicated and tedious to read. You really do need to be a Constitutional Lawyer expert to understand it.

    Well, there’s this bloke in Queensland who…..

    Ah. Never mind.

  8. calli Avatar
    calli

    This was doing the rounds on the internet yesterday, Rakemeister.

    I presume the “arrival” photo will be of the three of them in a hospital ward. Buttigeig style.

    Mother optional.

  9. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dotsays:
    June 27, 2022 at 7:49 pm
    John

    Pretty sure Ed knows he is wrong.

    He has spent the better part of 10 years trolling this site as a fake conservative in name only.

    And he couldn’t even fake it half convincingly. His maaaaate “Scotty” did a far more convincing imitation, at least while he was supervised properly on OSB.

  10. Dot Avatar

    I want the Ms Cane Toad charged…and she can then feel a smidgen of what Cardinal Pell went through.

    The difference is, she is actually…in a position of facing…incontrovertible evidence against her.

  11. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    The case is known by Higgins, not the accused who becomes readily known through Higgin’s extensive notoriety.

    What does this gobbledygook mean?
    Is English your first language?

    Still with the appalling reading comprehension. You and Homer P need to start out again at pre-school, and spend a dozen years trying to learn anything.

  12. calli Avatar
    calli

    If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

    Albert Einstein

    Worth remembering.

  13. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Matersays:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:18 pm
    Pregnancy isn’t a contagious disease, so your analogy falls over.

    Given you clearly didn’t understand it, I’m sure it does, in your eyes.

    Be kind to Dickless. Because he is Dickless, he doesn’t understand the whole pregnancy process.

  14. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t the ignorant people behind these things realise they are…. breaking the law?

    The Hun:

    Former Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu has been shot in Sydney’s inner west and is believed to be fighting for life. Nazlioglu had been found not guilty of the execution murder of Comanchero boss Mick Hawi in 2018.

    It is understood Nazlioglu was shot multiple times in Walker St at Rhodes around 7pm this evening and has been rushed to Westmead Hospital.

    My God. If only that farmer in Cobar had given his .410 to the Government.

  15. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Matersays:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:02 pm
    It wasn’t all that long ago when Monty was advocating the denial of healthcare services to “anti-vaxxers” because they were “being deliberately stupid about it”.

    His message being; those who chose not to take appropriate precautions should suffer the full consequences.

    Consistency is not his strong suit.

    LOL. I did not know this. Well for me not having been jabbed by an experimental emergency approved drug, I am suffering the full consequences of my rational decision. That is, I continue to keep hold of my ‘top notch’ immune system, one that has not been compromised by these doses. Not only that, but I have yet to contract this virus thingy. Not had the Flu since 1972 either and I don’t get the annual Flu jabs. Gargling with red wine and then swallowing seems to work for me and kind of makes me feel quite happy after a few glasses. Happy days or is it daze?

  16. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    The Oz:

    Daisy Turnbull spurns Perrottets pitch to enter politics

    For the Labor held Coogee.

    WTF is he on? Another Turdbull is what the liberals need?

  17. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Real Dealsays:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm”

    Thanks for sharing that. I found it quite upsetting.

  18. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “WTF is he on? Another Turdbull is what the liberals need?”

    Parrothead is a puppet of Kean and Photios.

  19. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Monty’s comments on the topic of abortion are both nonsensical and disgusting.

    BTW it is fairly well known planned parenthood in the US business model is to set young women up with contraception that is likely to fail, and then encourage them to use abortion as a form of contraception.

  20. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Monty’s comments on the topic of abortion are both nonsensical and disgusting.”

    Yep.

  21. calli Avatar
    calli

    I find them very revealing, rosie.

  22. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Another ‘Pollie’ who hasn’t read the US Constitution

    Amazing the number of Australian people you meet that think they understand the American constitution better than the US Supreme Court. The guns thing usually draws them out. Wonder how many of the journalists have actually even read the decisions that they are hyperventilating about.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mater says:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Pregnancy isn’t a contagious disease, so your analogy falls over.

    Given you clearly didn’t understand it, I’m sure it does, in your eyes.

    Mater, is it true that you were absent from this blog, because you were writing a book? “Numbers Bob and Ho Chi Minh – their part in my victory?”

  24. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    TE would make a terrible Defence Minister, he not only knows his subject but is genuinely interested in it and has integrity. Those alone rule him out.

  25. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Thanks for sharing that. I found it quite upsetting.

    Sorry about that, Cassie. I don’t think I’m a great dad and feel that parenthood is hard, but even with four little kids in the house at the time, we would have gladly raised them.

    My wife took it hard but is ok now. The woman who aborted is still delusional and narcissistic, twenty years later. What also hurts is that we knew parents who either could conceive or struggled to conceive who would’ve been great parents of those twins.

    And I guess there are some on this forum in similar positions. My respect and thoughts with them.

    The woman got her trip overseas. I hope it was worth it.

  26. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    BTW it is fairly well known planned parenthood in the US business model is to set young women up with contraception that is likely to fail, and then encourage them to use abortion as a form of contraception.

    Preferably not until late in the pregnancy, so the body parts can be sold.
    Seriously, PP and similar abortion clinics treat pregnant women like livestock, and people claim that the pro-lifers are the anti-women ones.

  27. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    “either couldn’t conceive”.

    My mistake.

  28. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Sadly, no. My interest in Bob dissolved the moment the lying sack of shit departed the blog.

    I imagine his blog’s international readership has taken a severe hit.

  29. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    The woman got her trip overseas. I hope it was worth it.

    It wasn’t.

  30. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I am hesitant to mention this given the topic du jour, but First Blood’s on the teev.

    Rambo, John J just busted up a bunch of cops.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I imagine his blog’s international readership has taken a severe hit.

    Last seen over on Quadrant…..

  32. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Anthony Albanese unleashes at US judges’ controversial decision to scrap the right to get an abortion as the PM explains why he is so against the move: ‘It is a setback for women’

    LOL. Another ‘Pollie’ who hasn’t read the US Constitution which is written in plain English. I have a copy and have read it.

    not only that – he doesn’t seem to understand our federal/state arrangement either.

    The US is now aligned with the way we deal with it in Oz – at the state level.

  33. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Knuckle Draggersays:
    June 27, 2022 at 9:31 pm
    I am hesitant to mention this given the topic du jour, but First Blood’s on the teev.

    Rambo, John J just busted up a bunch of cops.

    Frost is now so Frost it is for me on Ch 72.

  34. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    Sorry about that, Cassie. I don’t think I’m a great dad and feel that parenthood is hard, but even with four little kids in the house at the time, we would have gladly raised them.

    Good for you. Despite the difficulties I’m sure it would have been worthwhile for all.

    I was at a function for Marcus Oldham Agricultural College a few days ago and one of the students had been asked to share the story of his life, as part of the scholarship winners thanking the College’s supporters.

    An early part of the story was the day his dad sat the family down and said “there’s no easy way to say this, but your aunty has died”. His two cousins came to live with them, and as he put it, the family of four became a family of six, with mum and dad looking after the cousins as if they were their own.

    Then came the harrowing bit. At 19 years of age he was the one who was at home when the police knocked on the door. He had to sit the family down and say “there’s no easy way to say this, but dad’s died”. He then had to run the farm while his mother looked after the younger kids till they finished school. He said he’d never have been able to do it, but the whole district rallied round to pitch in helping with the work and teaching him the tricks of the trade. However I can’t help feeling he also wouldn’t have been able to do it if he didn’t have his dad’s example over those previous years.

    There’s a happy ending – when the extended siblings were all finished school he was able to go to Marcus on a scholarship. He’s now close to finishing, ready to go back and feeling fully confident that he’s now up to the task of running the farm himself.

  35. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Anthony Albanese unleashes at US judges’ controversial decision to scrap the right to get an abortion as the PM explains why he is so against the move: ‘It is a setback for women’

    LOL. Another ‘Pollie’ who hasn’t read the US Constitution which is written in plain English. I have a copy and have read it.

    Well, he did plagiarise the script of an actor that was playing the part of The President of the United States..

    https://youtu.be/tO392x12Mhk

    Surely there’s very few more qualified to comment. 😉

  36. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Weeping for the future.

    Explaining the

    First Blood

    plot to the child I am now not so sure is my son who just got in from work, answering questions including but not limited to:

    ‘Why did he jump off the cliff? There’s a big tree there. He should have just climbed up.’
    ‘Why is he wearing a piece of canvas?’
    ‘Isn’t he an ex-Army guy?’
    ‘Oh shit. I would have done a better job stitching myself up.’

    He’d better go and pick his missus up before Trautman wanders in.

  37. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Italics fail!

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    First Blood

    There was a John Rambo – killed in action in Vietnam. His family were not pleased at the use of his name, in the series of films…

  39. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Groogs, please do not lower peoples opinion of Kangaroo Court of Australia. It’s OK here you are among friends.

  40. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    m0nty-fa hasn’t been on such a donut high since the peak of Wussia, Wussia, Wussia, Muellerween, ThanksMueller, Merry Muellermas and Happy New Mueller. All we need now is a rousing chorus of “Aaaaannnyyyy Daaaaayyy Nooooowww”, and the pattern will be complete.

  41. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    Real Deal says:
    June 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Ouch!

  42. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Munty has got a handmaiden, its his other hand so it feels like its someone else.

  43. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    The Rambo author would say he cadged it from Arthur Rimbaud, whom he was studying at – and I shudder- writers’ school.

  44. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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)

  45. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    Rex, you don’t understand the implications of West Virginia v EPA. Go do some reading.

  46. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Rex, you don’t understand the implications of West Virginia v EPA. Go do some reading.

    I don’t need to “understand the implications,” Fat Man.

    The fact you’re frothing about it more violently than a Victorian Department of Food Safety slug dropped onto a freshly salted floor tells me everything I need to know about the EPA as an ideological weapon and agenda tool for the Climate Change madness currently seeing its culmination under Sleepy Joe…

  47. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    BTW it is fairly well known planned parenthood in the US business model is to set young women up with contraception that is likely to fail, and then encourage them to use abortion as a form of contraception.

    Preferably not until late in the pregnancy, so the body parts can be sold.
    Seriously, PP and similar abortion clinics treat pregnant women like livestock, and people claim that the pro-lifers are the anti-women ones.

    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.

  48. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

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

  49. Dot Avatar

    There was a John Rambo

    It was based on Bo Gritz.

  50. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    Rex, I just went and looked at m0nty’s performance on that thread.
    I’m still laughing. The fat brain-damaged imbecile.

  51. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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?

  52. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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.

  53. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    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

  54. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    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.

  55. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    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

  56. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    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..

  57. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    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.

  58. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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…

  59. Dot Avatar

    Everyone wants to see Justice done, riiiiiiight???
    Which means a Trial is held.

    The paucity of evidence suggests a dismissal during the voir dire.

  60. Dot Avatar

    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.

  61. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Sometimes ya gotta wonder about the “left” and their thought processing ability! .. LOL!

    https://ibb.co/F8WDhNz

  62. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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…

  63. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    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.

  64. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    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.

  65. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

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

  66. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    The world’s most powerful ute has finally arrived on Australian shores

    The Ram TRX boats a 6.2L supercharged V8 that generates 702 horsepower

    It is three-times more powerful than the popular Toyota HiLux
    The TRX costs an eyewatering $199,950 plus on-road costs

  67. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    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?

  68. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    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.

  69. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    The Doomsday Clock must be within range of Zeno’s endpoint:

    Taiwan’s Message for China: We Have a Nuke-Like Weapon

    I’m going to re-read some Jane while there’s still time.

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    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.

  71. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    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!

  72. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    David Cronenberg: Crimes of the Future. Absurdist body modification and surgery porn with his trademark animatronics. Bit of a ripoff of JG Ballard’s Crash but Léa Seydoux has magnificent cleavage. Would sort of recommend.

  73. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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… :
    😉

  74. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    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.

  75. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Thanks Lizzie. We missed you by about a week in York so would be good to catch up in Sydney. We will be there from 7 July for a week.

  76. dover0beach Avatar

    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.

  77. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

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

    can’t be arsed

    … explain it you scholar

  78. John Sheldrick Avatar

    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.

  79. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    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.

  80. Dot Avatar

    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.

  81. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    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

  82. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    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.

  83. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    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.

  84. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    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!

  85. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    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.

  86. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    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.

  87. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Italics fail, my words start at “m0nty-fa”.

  88. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    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.

  89. m0nty Avatar

    “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.”

    Lauren Boebert went full theocracy, and proclaimed, “The church is supposed to direct the government” per the founding fathers.

    The veil falls.

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