Open Thread – Weekend 3 Sept 2022


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Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

CNN employees are “freaked out” the company’s new CEO Chris Licht is orchestrating a “purge” of left-wing staff after Brian Stelter and John Harwood announced their abrupt departures, according to the Washington Post.

They’ve always got the option of… y’know… producing shows that have …. actual ratings.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Yo! Triggered snowflakes at CNN: Produce shows that people want to watch!
You’ll be amazed at how effective this is.

Follow me for more little-known tricks on how keep a job.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 3:48 pm

JC

40,000 people
Led by Maximillian Robespierre, the Committee on Public Safety enacted a series of decrees that established a system of Terror, enforced by the state, in an effort to root out counter-revolutionaries and save the new Republic from itself. Under this system, at least 40,000 people were killed.

Does that include the Vendée rebels?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 3:49 pm

want to exchange an English head of state with a Dutch one, I am not sure that is going to advance liberal values.

What has m0nty-fa got against the Dutch? johanna, get stuck into the fool!

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 3:50 pm

mole

Snap on the Vendée.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 5, 2022 3:53 pm

The word ‘conservative’ means different things to different ppl. To those who apply the term to themselves, it means a preference for the tried and true to the untried. To those who don’t, it means stodgy old fart. Likewise the term ‘liberal’. When applied to oneself it means generous and tolerant, when applied to others it means feckless and irresponsible.

We can’t debate the relative merits of liberalism and conservativism until we agree on what the words mean.

This is so obvious that it should go without saying, but the usual suspects have been changing the meanings of words for a while now. And are dumb enough to think we won’t notice. It severely hampers their own mentation.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 3:56 pm

Does that include the Vendée rebels?

Add another 50k to the 40k Max & Co. killed off. 🙂

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 3:56 pm

sfwsays:
September 5, 2022 at 2:53 pm
Just wondering if any military history people can help me. I’ve had a pic of my GGFather in uniform, my Mum tells me he served in the Boer War, I’ve looked everywhere but it seems that the records of that war for Australian soldiers is fairly incomplete.

Most of the Boer War contingents were from the separate colonies, so you need to look in the relevant State Archives.

Try the Infantry Museum in Singleton about the uniforms, IIRC, they have a collection, as might the AWM.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 3:58 pm

I think you’ve “mentated” enough.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 3:59 pm

I don’t think Mossad telegraphed much of their planning or the reasoning behind it.

It was a remark made after Arafat died, and the Israelis were accused of his murder.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 4:00 pm

JC earlier.

You know, I only feel safe with a Roller engine, then GE and finally Pratt.

Really?
They’ve got an eagle sticker on them.
But let’s wait for Eyrie Eagle’s final call on that one.

shatterzzz
September 5, 2022 4:03 pm

Constable Zachary Rolfe shot Walker dead during a botched arrest attempt, after Walker stabbed the police officer in the shoulder with a pair of surgical scissors.

Instead of the expense of an enquiry why didn’t they issue a statement that not breaking the law doesn’t carry the same consequences as breaking the law .. period!
Another 251s ‘suck-up” if Taylor had of been white it would have been just another plod doing his job day .. FFS!

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 4:05 pm

Explain Sanchez. Rollers are out of vogue now.

Where’s the *horticultural aviator to help us understand why.

*Chauncey Gardener

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 4:06 pm

Just wondering if any military history people can help me. I’ve had a pic of my GGFather in uniform, my Mum tells me he served in the Boer War, I’ve looked everywhere but it seems that the records of that war for Australian soldiers is fairly incomplete.

There’s a Boer War Memorial Society in Western Australia – is there an equivalent in your home State?

Beertruk
Beertruk
September 5, 2022 4:09 pm

Sorry…couldn’t help meself 😉 :
‘There may well be… gunplay.’

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 5, 2022 4:11 pm

I think you’ve “mentated” enough.

You should give it a try, JC. Also, try reading some history instead of googling irrelevant numbers.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 4:14 pm

Metal Plants Feeding Europe’s Factories Face an Existential Crisis

In the aluminum industry, closing a smelter is an agonizing decision. Once power is cut and the production “pots” settle back to room temperature, it can take many months and tens of millions of dollars to bring them back online.

Yet Norsk Hydro ASA is preparing this month to do exactly that at a huge plant in Slovakia. And it’s not the only one — European production has dropped to the lowest levels since the 1970s and industry insiders say the escalating energy crisis is now threatening to create an extinction event across large swathes of the region’s aluminum production.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 4:22 pm

Warlpiri elder Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves repeated calls for police to be banned from carrying guns in remote Indigenous communities.

Cops are supposed to be threatened with axes and knives, and stand defenseless?

cohenite
September 5, 2022 4:25 pm

You’re very snarky today head prefect; do you want a cuddle.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 4:32 pm

Seems Zachary Rolfe’s ex fiance is on the witness list for the inquest, with a large bucket of sh!t, close handy.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 4:34 pm

Cops are supposed to be threatened with axes and knives, and stand defenseless?

They too can carry axes and knives. Fair’s fair.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 4:35 pm

Also due to give evidence is Const Rolfe’s former fiancee, ex-cop Claudia Campagnaro, who told detectives investigating the shooting in August 2020 she had interviewed a man Constable Rolfe had arrested who “had this massive gash above his head”.

“I can’t say I know for a fact, this is what I’ve been told by Zach himself, that to justify his force he had someone upstairs scratch him for justification of why he used his spray and gave that man the gash on his – above his eye,” she said.

Ms Campagnaro said she had understood Constable Rolfe had been “punching and kicking” the man while he was on the ground.

“Then later when I was at the station, Zach, um, told someone else, and I can’t remember who else was with me, like, secretly where the cameras weren’t looking at work, that he had had someone scratch him,” she said.

“Someone upstairs had scratched him for him so he could say in his use of force, that that was why he had given him that gash on his forehead.”

Ms Campagnaro also told the detectives Constable Rolfe “loved arresting people”.

“He was active, like he was good in that sense I suppose,” she said.

“But he didn’t care about or like any of the Indigenous people there and, um, I know this because he told me, um, that a lot of his unjustified forces were just swept away by the senior sergeants that were in charge of him.

Dot
Dot
September 5, 2022 4:35 pm

Lysander says:
September 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm
Btw – don’t let Australian leftards tell you Eureka was a working man revolution.

It was a small business revolution, lead by monarchist and conservative, Lalor.

It was a tax revolt seeking the rule of law.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 4:37 pm

“Dai Le, member for Fowler (knocked off Nobody’s girl) off to a good start. Proudly Australian. Good on her.

.. wearing an ao dai – a traditional Vietnamese dress – decorated with the Australian flag.

Le spoke of her gratitude at being welcomed into the country as a child, and to those who helped her family embrace Australian culture.

“This migration story belongs to all of us.”

But she also lashed the onerous rules her community was placed under during the 2021 lockdown.

“We weren’t allowed to travel beyond the five-kilometre radius from our homes. We were told to get travel permits. We were forced to get tested every three days. Every day, we had helicopters flying around our area [along with] police on horseback.

“The last time I looked, a government that takes away individuals’ freedom to choose how they want to live, work and raise families was called a communist dictatorship.””

You go gal! Can we have a thousand more like Dai Le? Oh and this is the same woman that the eternally stupid effing Liberals of NSW expelled from the party in 2017. And that, ladies and gentlemen, tells you everything you need to know about the joke that is the current Liberal Party of Australia.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 4:38 pm

Did the headline writer realise what he wrote?

’If white people were still here, this wouldn’t happen’: the majority-Black town flooded with sewage

Black residents in Centreville, Illinois, say officials ignored their pleas for help for years. Now they’re quarantined in toxic conditions

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 4:42 pm

Enjoyable reading the thread over breakfast, a Hobbit’s breakfast in fact – luscious, long and varied. Time for a second croissant and damn the consequences!

Liz Truss on her hind legs this morning telling all and sundry that she “has a plan” for energy supply but won’t make it clear until she is elected.

Now where have I heard that before?

In plain English – she’s got nuffink. The quintessential bugwoman.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 5, 2022 4:42 pm

‘As far as I’m concerned we’re all Australian people and we shouldn’t be divided along the lines of race.’

Jacinta Price – Daily Mail

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Black residents in Centreville, Illinois, say officials ignored their pleas for help for years. Now they’re quarantined in toxic conditions

Who did they vote for, all those years they were making ‘pleas for help’ to officials?

Enjoy the ‘quarantine in toxic conditions’ you halfwits.

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 4:47 pm

And thank you Mater for reminding us of that atrocity 50 years ago. It shocked me at 16, it still has the power to horrify me all these years later.

The ineptitude of the Germans had to be seen to be believed. It was almost as if they didn’t want to rescue those boys. Fast forward many years to the Lindt café and not a thing was learned.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 4:54 pm

Fast forward many years to the Lindt café and not a thing was learned.

Not a bad comparison – Tony Abbott offered the services of Two Commando, but, no, New South Wales Police could do the job…….

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 5:05 pm

“And thank you Mater for reminding us of that atrocity 50 years ago”

I think it was me calli.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:06 pm

You should give it a try, JC. Also, try reading some history instead of googling irrelevant numbers.

Fuck off, Professor. Don’t come bawling to me if you make stupid comments and then get caught out. Just to repeat the counter, Napoleon was NOT better than Max’s outfit. You really should shut your trap when you’ve taken the wrong rabbit hole.
Judging from your comment, I know more about the history of the time than you appear to.

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 5:09 pm

This is our last day of “self guiding” – off to some wineries and a lunch of traditional Croatian delicacies. This gives me a little trepidation – it might be “nose to tail” – but if Cats can bear it, I shall report faithfully any of the more interesting tidbits. 🙂

We meet up with the rest of our small group tonight, all Aussies. Most will be flying in today and probably jetlagged.

Reflecting on comments made by the guide yesterday, I suspect most of the criminality here is at the official level. Definitely where the money is.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 5:11 pm

but, no, New South Wales Police could do the job…….

Cath Burns

Rabz
September 5, 2022 5:12 pm

Dai Le defeated Kristina Keneally for the seat of Fowler

Never let this mighty achievement be forgotten. Dai Le has finally killed the mad yank cow’s political career (if it could be dignified with such a term) stone cold dead.

rosie
rosie
September 5, 2022 5:14 pm

Napoleon’s excursion into Russia, and even more so his retreat, showed how little he cared for the people of France, or anywhere else for that matter.
Approximately a million dead in total with a pitiful few French returning home, and so many horses killed there was a shortage in Europe for decades.

cohenite
September 5, 2022 5:15 pm

Kenny is very good on a number of issues including renewable non-energy and alarmism, but in regard to the Voice and aboriginal constitutional recognition he is fucked in the head. He says this is not about race or division and then says one race should be treated in a special way and wraps it up in cuddly and good intentions. FMD.

As for this bullshit that the 3rd nations were excluded from the constitution until the 1967 referendum it is as wrong as the flora and fauna crap. The question put to the voters in the 1967 referendum was: Do you approve the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled: “An Act to alter the Constitution so as to omit certain words relating to the people of the Aboriginal race in any state and so that Aboriginals are to be counted in reckoning the population?”

Professor Helen Irving writes:

1. Certain words were omitted
The “certain words” that were omitted were from section 51 (xxvi). Prior to 1967, this section gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws with respect to “[t]he people of any race, other than the aboriginal race in any State, for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws”. This meant that the Commonwealth could not make special laws for the Aboriginal people, except in the Territories. Aborigines were a subject for State laws.

In 1967 the words “other than the aboriginal people in any State” were struck out. As a consequence, the Commonwealth gained the power to make special laws for the Aboriginal people (Native Title laws are an example).

The Constitution, it should be noted, refers only to “special laws”. It is neutral regarding the content of such laws. It does not say anything about whether those laws must be beneficial or adverse.

2. Aboriginals are to be counted
Secondly, following the 1967 referendum, section 127 of the Constitution was removed. This section said: In reckoning the numbers of the people of the Commonwealth, or of a State or other part of the Commonwealth, aboriginal natives shall not be counted.

It is a common myth that the section excluded Aboriginal people from being counted in the census, and that the 1967 referendum meant that they would henceforth be counted. It did not. The Aboriginal people have always been counted, from the very first Commonwealth census in 1911. In fact, census statistics specifically recorded the populations of Aboriginal Australians. “Half-blood” Aborigines were considered to be white and were included in the general census.

The purpose of section 127 (admittedly, not obvious from its words) was to guide the calculation of the numbers of parliamentary representatives per State and also to determine certain State financial entitlements and obligations, based on State populations. When these calculations were made, the numbers of Aboriginal people, as counted, were excluded.

The right to vote
Another common myth is that the 1967 referendum gave the Aboriginal people the right to vote. This is incorrect. The 1967 referendum had nothing to do with this right (or “equal rights” or rights at all).

Aboriginal people were able to vote in all States and in the Commonwealth by 1967. From 1949 they could vote in Commonwealth elections if they were enrolled to vote in NSW, Victoria, South Australia or Tasmania. Indigenous people who had been in military service also had the right to vote. In 1962, all other Aboriginal people became entitled to vote in Commonwealth elections.

At the State level, Aboriginal people were able to vote in South Australia, NSW, Tasmania and Victoria throughout the 20th century. In Western Australia and Queensland they gained the State vote, respectively, in 1962 and 1965.

It should also be noted that the official definition of Aboriginal has changed over time, and voting rights of individuals have therefore changed accordingly. Many Aboriginal people today would not have been excluded from the right to vote under the former laws.

In any case (with the exception of a now-spent transitional provision – section 41), neither eligibility to vote nor the franchise is mentioned in the Constitution. The right to vote is a matter for ordinary legislation. The Constitution did not need to be altered for Aboriginal people to gain the right to vote.

Citizenship
A further common myth is that the 1967 referendum gave citizenship to the Aboriginal people. This is incorrect. Between 1788 and 1949, everyone born in Australia (or any other part of the British Empire) acquired the legal status of “British subject” (“subject” was the term used for British nationality at that time). In 1949, under new legislation every person born in Australia, regardless of race or colour, became simultaneously a British subject and Australian citizen. Subsequent changes in legislation meant that Australians are no longer British subjects.

Eligibility for Australian citizenship has changed over the years. Citizenship laws, however, have never differentiated between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal persons.

Again, citizenship is not defined in the Constitution. A referendum would not be required to amend the citizenship law.

http://www.kevgillett.net/?page_id=10030

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 5:17 pm

Sorry Cassie! Mistaken identity strikes again. I blame the colour of your gravatar.

September 50 years ago, I was recovering from a dreadful bout of bronchitis which kept me from school for several weeks. In the end, I was so run down and so far behind in the school work I left to start a job. Looking back, probably the result of the illness and deep depression over what happened at Munich. A fresh start, if you like.

I look at the disruption to young people’s lives over the Covid response and see a mirror to my own experience, this time on a global scale. It helps me to understand the despondency that we are seeing. They are quite different of course, but it doesn’t take much to run a young life off the rails.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:20 pm

Yes Rosie, but according to the acclaimed Professor.

No biggie, Napster was much better value than Max and Jefferson was a leftwing Democrat.

shatterzzz
September 5, 2022 5:22 pm

Sad, just sad! .. not only is BRADBURY’s career in the doldrums his marriage is lookin’ shaky .. LOL!
https://ibb.co/B2Rt4fT

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 5:24 pm

When these calculations were made, the numbers of Aboriginal people, as counted, were excluded.

At the time the Constitution was drawn up, Western Australia and Queensland still had populations of nomadic Aborigines. The concern was that the population figures would be manipulated to gain extra seats in the Lower House and extra funding from the Commonwealth, hence the omission.

I’ve seen one website, asking the reader “suppose you weren’t thought important enough to be counted in the population” F.M.Dead……

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 5, 2022 5:25 pm

Fuck off, Professor

You should take up Cohenites offer of a hug.

And I’m not a professor, I’m a Beaugan.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:26 pm

Actually, you’re neither. You’re just a weirdo with outsized pretensions.

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 5:28 pm

Interesting comments up thread about Apple vs. Microsoft.

I’m on an iPad for travel – easy as. It hooks in to wifi effortlessly and “remembers” all my little foibles. The Beloved is on his laptop – has to go through a series of steps for my one. My daughter uses Apple exclusively for design work – it’s just so much better. Son in law on Microsoft for his IT security team.

I suppose it’s one of those horses for courses things.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 5:29 pm

Realize this.

The global (ABC tinged) is reporting on a water crisis in a small town in the USA….

Centreville is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois. The city had 4,232 residents as of 2020, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Heres its reps history.

Bloody racist democrats…
Office title Officeholder name Date assumed office Party affiliation
U.S. Senate Illinois
Tammy Duckworth, January 3, 2017, Democratic Party
U.S. Senate Illinois
Dick Durbin, January 3, 1997, Democratic Party
….

The following is a list of the current state executive officials from Illinois:

Office Name Party Date assumed office
Attorney General of Illinois Kwame Raoul Democratic January 15, 2019
Chief of Staff to the Governor of Illinois Anne Caprara Democratic 2019
Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker Democratic 2019
Illinois Auditor General Frank J. Mautino Nonpartisan January 1, 2016
Illinois Director of Natural Resources Colleen Callahan Nonpartisan April 12, 2019
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Democratic 1999
Illinois Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala Nonpartisan February 26, 2019
Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic January 12, 2015
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Juliana Stratton Democratic January 14, 2019

I blame Trump.

Its BLM propaganda spruced up as a major news story, with enough details about whos running the joint omitted on purpose.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:34 pm

I blame Trump.

He had a rally somewhere on the weekend.

He referred to the Pennsylvania Demonrat senate candidate’s (Fetterman) track suit as “nasty” and said Adam Schiff’s head reminds him of a watermelon. … watermelon head.

Nothing’s changed.

cohenite
September 5, 2022 5:39 pm

You should take up Cohenites offer of a hug.

We could have a group hug. But no funny business.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 5, 2022 5:39 pm

He referred to the Pennsylvania Demonrat senate candidate’s (Fetterman) track suit as “nasty” and said Adam Schiff’s head reminds him of a watermelon. … watermelon head.

I love Trump. Funniest president ever.

Diogenes
Diogenes
September 5, 2022 5:39 pm

To whoever it was that posted the link to the Soviet Story the other day, thank you.

While I was aware of at least 75% of the content, which is a lot more than your average John, the other 25% had me gasping with surprise. I have found a version with English subtitles which was only uploaded yesterday. I have downloaded it

Should be compulsory viewing!

https://youtu.be/fk65_psR454

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 5, 2022 5:41 pm

We could have a group hug.

No thanks. I don’t do hugs. Nothing personal.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 5:41 pm

Great offices of state set to contain no white men

Liz Truss is preparing to appoint the first cabinet in history in which none of the great offices of state will be held by a white man.

Though Truss, 47, will not learn if she is to be Britain’s new prime minister until today, her commanding poll leads mean she and her aides have spent weeks discussing the make-up of her cabinet.

Digger
Digger
September 5, 2022 5:42 pm

“Clearance diver-level creepy.”

Steady up…

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 5:48 pm

Ahahaha! The Beloved just turned on the tv and up came the History Channel.

Yep. It’s Hitler again.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:55 pm

cohenite says:
September 5, 2022 at 5:39 pm
You should take up Cohenites offer of a hug.

We could have a group hug. But no funny business.

Cronkite, you’re starting to worry me now.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 5:56 pm

Liz Truss is preparing to appoint the first cabinet in history in which none of the great offices of state will be held by a white man.

It’s Terrie May all over again.

duncanm
duncanm
September 5, 2022 5:59 pm

Rabzsays:
September 5, 2022 at 5:12 pm
Never let this mighty achievement be forgotten. Dai Le has finally killed the mad yank cow’s political career (if it could be dignified with such a term) stone cold dead.

I doubt it. She’ll be parachuted into some other Labor senate seat – to then lose (or fail to win).

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 6:01 pm

You should take up Cohenites offer of a hug.

We could have a group hug. But no funny business.

Group hug template….

/dare you click my linky-poo of mystery??? do it, doit …..dooooo iiiiit!

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 6:05 pm

There is absolutely no way I’m pressing that link, TFM.

I have learned the hard way. 😀

MatrixTransform
September 5, 2022 6:09 pm

We could have a group hug. But no funny business.

mUnty will want a Reich Around

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 5, 2022 6:12 pm

I doubt it. She’ll be parachuted into some other Labor senate seat – to then lose (or fail to win).

I’m not sure even the Liars would treat their rusted-ons with such contempt. I think KK has run out of IOUs for taking the fall in NSW. See also: Carmen Lawrence.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 5, 2022 6:15 pm

Jebus – why did I do it?

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 6:16 pm

“I doubt it. She’ll be parachuted into some other Labor senate seat – to then lose (or fail to win).”

Oh yes, she’ll be back.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 6:20 pm

calli

Geez, way to make an innocent chap feel like a proverbial pod person

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 6:21 pm

“I think KK has run out of IOUs for taking the fall in NSW.”

Nup…KK and her husband are power brokers in NSW Labor.

Delta A
Delta A
September 5, 2022 6:22 pm

In the end, I was so run down and so far behind in the school work I left to start a job.

Much the same for Granddaughters. Eldest is taking a break from Uni because, although she is doing well in her teaching subjects and received excellent reviews for her prac teaching, she’s refused the Covid ‘vaccine’ and is therefore banned from employment as a teacher. She started after school waitressing at the local pub when she was barely 15 and is now a vice manager (or whatever it’s called) at the top eatery in town. And, her bank account is nudging $25K.

Similar with number 2, although she was getting very depressed*, egged on by a teacher who encouraged her to make a doctor appointment (without informing parents) where she was introduced to the never-ending world of Big Pharma. She has now left school (at 16 and 1/2) and is working two jobs, happier than ever (no more drugs) and her bank account a shade under $10K.

The education system is failing our kids big time. Students are overwhelmed with negativity under the guise of wellness lessons: “Are you stressed, victimised, abused, trapped in the wrong body gender-wise? We can help and no, you don’t have to tell Mum and Dad. Trust us.”

It has always been hard being a young teen, what with hormones, pimples, insecurities etc. The wellness curriculum today, plus myriad social media sites, can crush any youngster.

*#2 has always wanted to be a midwife. She has passed prelim subjects which practically guarantee her a Uni placement. But she refuses to be ‘vaccinated’. End of her dreams.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 5, 2022 6:24 pm

Hahahaha!

Amazon Blocks Negative Reviews Of Its Woke Lord Of The Rings Series (5 Sep)

Is ‘The Rings Of Power’ the worst case of leftist propaganda ever created? No, but it is the straw that broke the camel’s back. This time the fandom is in heavy opposition and is not afraid to speak out. … Amazon is currently blocking reviews for 72 hours in order to “weed out the trolls.”

That bad huh? Maybe Mr Bezos should’ve spent the billion on his penis rockets instead.

Delta A
Delta A
September 5, 2022 6:26 pm

cohenitesays:
September 5, 2022 at 5:15 pm

Thanks, cohenite, for this excellent post. Especially for the link. It has clarified many issues for me.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 6:29 pm

Blob Johnson, on the eve of his departure as PM, spruiks building more nuclear power stations.
Fair enough, but where was Boris over the last two and a half years on this? The answer, no where. Instead Blob was doing the bidding of his green renewable obsessed wife and her friends, many of whom are reaping buckets of dosh from renewables.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 6:31 pm

Jebus – why did I do it?

Does Barking Toad need a hug?

Winston Smith
September 5, 2022 6:36 pm

Zyco:
A full copy of your 4:14 comment on European aluminium.

The industry says it urgently needs government support to survive. However, any measures like fixed price caps to keep power-hungry plants running may be difficult to justify while consumers face soaring power bills and the threat of rationing and blackouts looms.

Why ask for government support? They caused the bloody problem!
If I’m right, Biden will start releasing aluminium from the US strategic stockpile in an effort to reduce the US ability to sustain war level manufacturing.

calli
calli
September 5, 2022 6:37 pm

End of her dreams.

Not necessarily. They have simply removed themselves from the nightmare.

Encourage them to rewrite the story of their lives. I wanted to be a vet. All that changed was I went from four legs to leaves, flowers and roots…amongst other skill sets acquired along the way.

And that corpulent lady still hasn’t turned up yet to sing, so there will be some more stuff to achieve before the end.

Indolent
Indolent
September 5, 2022 6:40 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 6:41 pm

The wails of my family’s cries still haunt me’: Kumanjayi Walker’s cousin tells inquest

Comments just gone down the memory hole…..

Winston Smith
September 5, 2022 6:47 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 6:57 pm

callisays:

September 5, 2022 at 5:09 pm

This is our last day of “self guiding” – off to some wineries and a lunch of traditional Croatian delicacies. This gives me a little trepidation – it might be “nose to tail” …

We employed a driver for a little excursion out of Split on a Sunday.
When I shook hands with him I knew he wasn’t a full-time driver (hands of concrete).
Turns out he worked on construction sites and driving was his weekend gig.
We said to him how great the fish was in Croatia.
His reply?
“Fish is a tourist meal now. We can’t afford it.”
A side effect of tourism which I hadn’t thought too much about.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 6:58 pm

Daily Mail. That’s the first I knew Albo grew up in public housing.

Extraordinary moment Anthony Albanese compares his 40-room taxpayer-funded Canberra mansion with a pool, tennis court, wine room and a chef to PUBLIC HOUSING

Anthony Albanese grew up in housing commission in inner-west Sydney
He now lives in The Lodge, a 40-room mansion with a pool in Canberra
Mr Albanese described the Lodge as public housing in a joke in Question Time
But Liberal sources said there would be outcry if a Liberal made that joke

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 7:00 pm

Rabzsays:

September 5, 2022 at 5:12 pm

Dai Le defeated Kristina Keneally for the seat of Fowler

Never let this mighty achievement be forgotten. Dai Le has finally killed the mad yank cow’s political career …

And I don’t think all the cheering came from one side of the house.

JC
JC
September 5, 2022 7:02 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
September 5, 2022 7:05 pm

Mr Albanese described the Lodge as public housing in a joke in Question Time

A life lived on the public tit. The joke’s on us.

Dot
Dot
September 5, 2022 7:06 pm

Knives must be banned!

Dot
Dot
September 5, 2022 7:07 pm

And I don’t think all the cheering came from one side of the house.

Haha. Classic labor!

Dot
Dot
September 5, 2022 7:08 pm

Extraordinary moment Anthony Albanese compares his 40-room taxpayer-funded Canberra mansion with a pool, tennis court, wine room and a chef to PUBLIC HOUSING

Classic Black Label Edition Labor.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 7:09 pm

I don’t reckon KKK will be back in politics.
But she will turn up in some cosy sinecure pulling $400-$500k.
An overseas trade or diplomatic post?
Chair of the National Headtilt and Hairflick Authority?

Razey
Razey
September 5, 2022 7:09 pm

Hilarious that 22 countries are still closed even to the fully jabbed.

Dot
Dot
September 5, 2022 7:11 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
September 5, 2022 at 7:09 pm
I don’t reckon KKK will be back in politics.
But she will turn up in some cosy sinecure pulling $400-$500k.
An overseas trade or diplomatic post?
Chair of the National Headtilt and Hairflick Authority?

She was already the Big Basketball Kahuna Chickie.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
September 5, 2022 7:12 pm

sfwsays: September 5, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Try this
or other reverse image search might help

Indolent
Indolent
September 5, 2022 7:19 pm

They are determined to get that mRNA shot into you, one way or the other.

Berkeley orders all students who refuse to get vaccinated for the FLU to wear a mask

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 7:19 pm

Mum-of-two accused of running over her husband’s mistress in a BMW after she found out about their affair is found NOT GUILTY

Christie Lee Kennedy has been not guilty of malicious acts with intent to disable
Ms Kennedy ran over husband David Larkin and his lover Zowie Noring in 2021
Court is still deliberating assault occasioning bodily harm while armed charges
Ms Kennedy has also plead guilty to unlawful assault for attacking Ms Noring

Winston Smith
September 5, 2022 7:24 pm

JC:
I gave you a dickless uptick for that one.

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 5, 2022 7:25 pm

France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch • FRANCE 24 English

Im guessing SA wont be turning Pt Augusta back on

https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/chimney-stack-demolished-at-port-augusta/363610481129620/

Tom
Tom
September 5, 2022 7:35 pm

Hahaha. A Current Affair just described the Australian Institute as as “independent thinktank” –a triumphal victory for a propaganda project of the Australian Greenfilth.

The Australian media aren’t just useful idiots. They’re willing accomplices in the neutering of Australian democracy.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 7:40 pm

” Australian Institute as as “independent thinktank”

I bet they wouldn’t describe the IPA as “an independent thinktank”.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
September 5, 2022 7:46 pm

This would never happen in Yarragrad:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/kiribati-suspends-court-of-appeal-judges/101407060

Why not? Not because Chairman Dan Xi Man has any respect for the rule of law, but because no one who isn’t a rusted-on adherent of the Socialist Left faction has a snowball in Hell’s chance of making it onto the bench – or into a senior position in the police, the OPP or the bureaucracy.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 5, 2022 7:47 pm

I bet they wouldn’t describe the IPA as “an independent thinktank”.

The words ‘far right’ would figure prominently and repeatedly.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 5, 2022 7:54 pm

Hahaha. A Current Affair just described the Australian Institute as as “independent thinktank” …

What happened to “leading”? Mr Dennniissssssss won’t be pleased.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 5, 2022 7:57 pm

Not to mention Mr Hyphen-SeaPatrol.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
September 5, 2022 7:58 pm

The supercilious Dr Richard Dennis (for a PhD he is) of the Australia Institute once told a university alumni audience that the coal miners sacked in his Green utopia could always get jobs as coffee waiters. (I have this from an eye witness.)

I’ll bet he hasn’t had the guts to say that to an audience of miners.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 8:02 pm

“The words ‘far right’ would figure prominently and repeatedly.”

Indeed, all designed to smear, delegitimise and silence right-wing, libertarian and conservative voices. One Nation is far-right, the Greens are “progressive”.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
September 5, 2022 8:04 pm

I make no comment on the ‘suspicious’ fire or the possible perpetrator

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/northwood-24-million-dollar-mansion-investigated-for-arson/101407016

But this is poignant. Mary Rossi, like the recently departed Richard Connolly, is a reminder of the long-lost days when the ABC had standards.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
September 5, 2022 8:05 pm

Liars gonna lie – the latest federal MP for my electorate (Sally Sitou [Liars Party] who replaced the abominable Fiona Martin [SFL]), in a speech in parliament today, about Samoa:

“When I was there a decade ago, climate change wasn’t an existential threat: it was very real and it was very present. On this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific there were no climate change deniers, because the effects of climate change were being felt and seen every day. And it’s gotten worse; if we do not act, Samoa will be wiped off the face of the earth. With the help of international assistance, the Samoan government has built sea walls to try to hold back the rising tide. Their efforts, while valiant, may have had some limited success in the short term but will ultimately prove to be futile. By 2030, the island’s surrounding sea level will increase by up to 17 centimetres. Samoa and island nations in the Pacific are on the front line of climate change.”

(before announcing Australia will give $2B or so to the grifters)

What she doesn’t say (i.e. conveniently overlooks):
“A 2009, magnitude-8.1 Samoa earthquake dealt a great deal of damage to the Samoan Islands: Tsunami waves as high as 14 meters (46 feet) wiped out multiple villages, claiming nearly 200 lives and severely damaging water and electrical systems. New research reveals the damage is likely to continue in the island Tutuila, also known as American Samoa. A new study shows the island is now sinking, a product of post-earthquake tectonic shifting that will likely continue for decades.”
source

Ignorance or deceit? You decide.

miltonf
miltonf
September 5, 2022 8:05 pm

Poisonous trash old lefty and so stoopid but they’ve been to the uni. Unis incubate and cosset this evil garbage.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 8:06 pm

On Saturday afternoon I went to Spotlight with my mother to look at and buy wool for knitting and patterns for a frock. We parked at Eastgate and walked through the parking station to cross the road. Whilst in the car park, waiting for my mother who’s a little slow, a family of four was walking through with a disobedient small boy. The boy shouted at his mother who then smacked him on the bum. That shut him up.

It was nice to see and I was somewhat comforted….all is not lost in this world.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
September 5, 2022 8:07 pm

Yes Cassie. And the ABC represents the entire spectrum of respectable political opinion: from Bob Brown on the mainstream Tory right to Lee Rhiannon on the moderate social-democratic centre left.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 5, 2022 8:11 pm

VFACTS August 2022 new-car sales: Market rebounds as Tesla enters Top 10

Tesla outsold the likes of Subaru, MG and Volkswagen

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 5, 2022 8:14 pm

By 2030, the island’s surrounding sea level will increase by up to 17 centimetres.

Since the official satellite data, which is already twice as lurid as the tide gauge data, only says 2 centimetres I suspect that 17 centimetres exists primarily in her fevered nocturnal imagination.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 5, 2022 8:17 pm

Actually on hindsight she probably has mistaken millimetres for centimetres.
I’m trying to be charitable. It’s difficult.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 8:21 pm

The boy shouted at his mother who then smacked him on the bum.

Having lunch in a very good restaurant, way back when. The couple on the next table had children with rather fine table manners, indeed. On receiving compliments, they said it was nice that someone had taken notice…..

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 8:26 pm

Davey Boy

Ignorance or deceit? You decide.

Embrace the power of “and”.

cohenite
September 5, 2022 8:27 pm

Davey Boysays:
September 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm
Liars gonna lie – the latest federal MP for my electorate (Sally Sitou [Liars Party] who replaced the abominable Fiona Martin [SFL]), in a speech in parliament today, about Samoa:

Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring Project
Monthly Sea Level and Meteorological Statistics

Winston Smith
September 5, 2022 8:28 pm

Bruce O’Newk:

Actually on hindsight she probably has mistaken millimetres for centimetres.
I’m trying to be charitable. It’s difficult.

Bruce, save the charity for the chooks – at least they’ll be grateful.

rickw
rickw
September 5, 2022 8:31 pm

On this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific there were no climate change deniers, because the effects of climate change were being felt and seen every day.

Pure bullshit. Their only interest in this issue is exactly $ from gullible white idiots. If someone was telling you your island was sinking and was intent on throwing fists full of $ at you regardless of facts, what would you do?

The vast majority of pacific islands, in particular coral atolls have increased their land area thanks to the availability of engineering and machinery through which this can be done.

Mater
September 5, 2022 8:34 pm

Just wondering if any military history people can help me. I’ve had a pic of my GGFather in uniform, my Mum tells me he served in the Boer War

Try this aftermarket site (if you haven’t already). The nominal role; ‘Australians in Boer War Database’ in the side bar.

https://www.bwm.org.au/ancestor_search.php

Franx
Franx
September 5, 2022 8:39 pm

Delta A 6.22
I thought the jab was no longer required for teaching – at least in Vic, I think, where they are sending out sos emails for VCE assessors.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Sally Sitou – She’s another with a resume that had to be talked up.
She’s only ever been suckled by the public teat, & never held a job where results matter, or can be measured.
A teacher who never taught.

IIRC her campaign comments were on the theme that money is free & should be showered onto everybody.

Mater
September 5, 2022 8:43 pm

To whoever it was that posted the link to the Soviet Story the other day, thank you.

You’re most welcome, Diogenes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 8:50 pm

Try this aftermarket site (if you haven’t already). The nominal role; ‘Australians in Boer War Database’ in the side bar.

There’s one Harry Harbord Morant listed there. Where do I know that name from?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 8:56 pm

Viceland has a promo for a new “ history” show on SBS.

Called something like “ the Australian wars”. Lots of pics of noble indiginies hiding in the bush while a line of redcoats looks for them.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=csNH4y-UQO0

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 9:08 pm

“Sally Sitou”

The fact that Sitou is the member for Reid is testimony to just how utterly woeful Fiona Martin was as the Liberal member for Reid. Martin was a member who would run a mile from constituents, a member who crossed the floor to vote against religious freedom, a member who, like the unlamented Sharma, Zimmerboy, Foolinsky, Allen, Wilson and co was a dripping wet waste of space. Reid is an electorate the Liberals could easily win back in three years, it isn’t a “Teal electorate” (Sitou is Labor) but this will depend on the following…

1. whether the Liberal Party of Australia can discover a spine to rebut the progressive narrative on such things as “da climate nonsense”; and

2. whether the Liberal Party can choose a candidate who, unlike Martin, actually believes in Liberal policies.

Time will tell.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 5, 2022 9:08 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
September 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm
Viceland has a promo for a new “ history” show on SBS.

Called something like “ the Australian wars”. Lots of pics of noble indiginies hiding in the bush while a line of redcoats looks for them.

Might be better if they stick to Nazis?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 5, 2022 9:11 pm

I’m inclined to think they are doing some creative recasting on the Nazi thing.
Rex woollen coats and periwigs instead of Hugo Boss and shaved heads.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 9:15 pm

Called something like “ the Australian wars”. Lots of pics of noble indiginies hiding in the bush while a line of redcoats looks for them.

I suppose there’ll be all the usual malarkey about “Warrior Patriots” like Yagan and Jundamurra, without pointing out that few races mounted such a futile resistance, or were conquered so utterly…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
September 5, 2022 9:25 pm

Jordan Peterson on Superabundance. Many many insights. Two hours, but I found it quite listenable at 2x speed and then played it again anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iC_hY4qhyk

Indolent
Indolent
September 5, 2022 9:30 pm
Indolent
Indolent
September 5, 2022 9:37 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 5, 2022 9:41 pm

Liz Truss declared British prime minister after Tory ballot win

Jacquelin Magnay
Europe Correspondent
@jacquelinmagnay
3 minutes ago September 5, 2022
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Liz Truss has come a long way since the days of chanting “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, out, out, out” as she marched through the streets of the Scottish city of Paisley with her left-wing parents, furious at Margaret Thatcher’s pro-nuclear policies.

Now, after she travels to Balmoral Castle to see the Queen on Tuesday, this one time anti-monarchist remainer will be confirmed the 56th British prime minister and leader of the Conservative party – and one of her first duties will be to give a green light to more investment in nuclear power.

On Monday night Ms Truss was declared as the winner of the ballot of an estimated 200,000 Tory party grass-roots members ahead of former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to ­replace the scandal-plagued Boris Johnson.

Ms Truss has had numerous metamorphoses over the decades to draw upon as she faces dealing with the country’s most extraordinary economic shock: the skyrocketing and eye-watering energy price increases that have begun claiming livelihoods.

Now, as an uncomfortable and unaffordable winter approaches, the Christmas lights are turned off and vulnerable lives are at stake, Ms Truss may have to perform more of her life’s u-turns.

Mary Elizabeth Truss is the 47-year-old the mother of two teenage girls. Her marriage to financier Hugh O’Leary survived a publicised affair in 2004 with a fellow Tory MP, Mark Field, although her political career at the time took a brief hit.

MatrixTransform
September 5, 2022 9:49 pm

had a chat yesterday for father’s day and he was telling me how he was thinking of buying one of those electric vehicles.

he backed up his decision based on a docco he watched that proved beyond all doubt that the oil companies crushed the original battery flavoured cars in the 60s

and how some bloke from Melbourne called Pritchard was essentially paid off by Big Oil because he’d solved the steam powered car problems.

in the sixties !!
no shit, apparently the guy had worked out how to develop a full head of steam in a Ford XP in only 3 minutes

my Old Man also thinks Europe is a country.

just going down the wood-yard before heading to the city
Fill her up, he says
Sure mate, you want Red Gum, Yellow Box, or Mallee Root?

The Old Bloke left school at 14yo and I’ll forgive him for the things he can’t know
The trouble is my uncle is an accountant, and I’m damned sure he’d agree with his brother

What do you say? … or do you just say nothing?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
September 5, 2022 9:56 pm

dover0beach says:
September 4, 2022 at 7:06 pm

I’m tending to DrBG’s position re monty. I’m not finding much evidence of his arguing in good faith

I daresay he tends to wear good faith as a skin suit; however it’s not very stretchy and the seams tend to rip.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 5, 2022 10:07 pm

Cassie, earlier:

The boy shouted at his mother who then smacked him on the bum.

Not ‘broke his nose’ or ‘fractured his collarbone’. And everyone lived happily ever after.

This is because, despite the floggerati’s best efforts over the past 30 years, humans still rely on instinct borne of thousands of years of parenting, and knowing what works and what doesn’t.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 10:08 pm

Douglas Murray was on fire tonight on Rita Panahi, talking about the climate lunacy, the green scam and the power crisis engulfing Europe (and soon to engulf this country) he said something so true…

“maybe now, that old friend of conservatives, “reality” is going to teach everyone one of her great lessons”.

Indeed, nothing will change until the reality of blackouts, deprivation and even death hits home, when the people can’t charge their mobiles or computers, when people can’t upload a picture on Instagram, when people can’t go to the their favourite restaurant or cafe and when people gasp for breath when they receive their electricity and gas bills. Bring on the reality.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 10:10 pm

“This is because, despite the floggerati’s best efforts over the past 30 years, humans still rely on instinct borne of thousands of years of parenting, and knowing what works and what doesn’t.”

Yep……and my mother and I smiled when we saw it.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
September 5, 2022 10:12 pm

Yep. It’s Hitler again.

Stalin’s squirrel.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 5, 2022 10:13 pm

Finally, Focks Crikkit’s stopped showing English chick matches and is currently running a marathon of one-day international highlights from the mid-80s to late 00s.

Astounding viewing.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
September 5, 2022 10:19 pm

Indeed, nothing will change until the reality of blackouts, deprivation and even death hits home, when the people can’t charge their mobiles or computers, when people can’t upload a picture on Instagram, when people can’t go to the their favourite restaurant or cafe and when people gasp for breath when they receive their electricity and gas bills. Bring on the reality.

Funnily enough, I was listening to a Jordan Peterson podcast with Douglas Murray himself, saying how students put a $5 million price on the internet access.

Oh, it may have been a different podcast, but the rule still stands. The true value of things is far greater than its current cost, demonstrating how filthy fucking rich is modern humans are.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

< < < Indeed, nothing will change until the reality of blackouts, deprivation and even death hits home, when the people can’t charge their mobiles or computers, when people can’t upload a picture on Instagram, when people can’t go to the their favourite restaurant or cafe and when people gasp for breath when they receive their electricity and gas bills. Bring on the reality. > > >

There’s a wail, a keening, arises from my place whenever the internet goes out & for a couple of hours the staff are unable to access instagram.
The wail is so loud Tasmanian Cats would hear it.

One can only imagine the resetting of priorities if the genpop are unable to watch netflix.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
September 5, 2022 10:23 pm

Finally, Focks Crikkit’s stopped showing English chick matches

Oh, the carnage I could’ve done pretending to be a sheila so I could play cricket against them.

Headlines: “park cricketer notches third double century in a row”. Fabulous opposition for flat track bullies like myself.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 5, 2022 10:26 pm

When the electrickery goes off air and ATM’s don’t work and the tap & pay doesn’t work and the tills don’t work even for those who do have cash – that’s when reality will bite.

cohenite
September 5, 2022 10:27 pm

Liz Truss has good calves.

Indolent
Indolent
September 5, 2022 10:28 pm

I posted this article this morning in a rush and am repeating it because it’s actually a smoking gun for the corruption surrounding the “vaccine”. It should be spread far and wide. In fact, if anyone has a group email for our politicians, this is the ideal item to see who is and isn’t honest among them.

Exclusive: Proof that Israel found serious safety problems with the COVID vaccines then deliberately covered it up

Apparently, someone translated it into Hebrew and posted it there and it was removed within an hour. The only news outlet prepared to cover it was GB News with Neil Oliver (link included). And then there’s this:

Fox News was notified but declined to cover it (apparently because their advertising contracts with Pfizer prohibits them from covering any negative news about the vaccines).

We have reached the point where murder can be committed in plain view and our authorities and media simply turn their backs and pretend it isn’t there while penalising anyone pointing it out.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 5, 2022 10:47 pm

It is a great tragedy of the human condition that some of the greatest sporting stars to have ever graced a paddock (are were extremely well remunerated for it) were and are also giant, all-consuming flogs. The Hun:

Footy great Wayne Carey has stood down from Channel 7 and been banned from Crown Resorts premises for two years after being caught with a bag of white powder at its Perth casino.

Carey has also been “relieved of his on-air duties” on Triple M Footy.

The 51-year-old was gambling at Crown Burswood last Thursday night when a zip-lock bag containing a white powder dropped from his pocket on to a gaming room table.

Carey’s gone for the oldest excuse going around:

Carey admitted to security guards that the bag of white substance was his, though sources close to the Australian Football Hall of Fame member on Monday night insisted it contained “crushed up anti-inflammatory drugs”.

Crushed up prescription drugs. In a ziplock bag. Uh huh.

‘Mental health’ defence, followed by pleas for sympathy coming right up.

Cassie of Sydney
September 5, 2022 10:51 pm

You know, given the times we live in, we conservatives don’t have much but we do have reality….and when that reality hits, the schadenfreude will be sublime.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 5, 2022 10:54 pm

Carey the flog has a bit of form with “crushed up anti-inflammatory drugs”.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Whenever I’m prescribed something by my GP, I take the prescription to the chemist shop, am dispensed a packet, with careful instructions typed on a label:

Take 1 x pill twice a day with food, or somesuch.

So I store the packet in a drawer in my house & twice each day I carefully remove a pill from a blister sleeve & swallow it as I eat.
Nahhh, just joking, actually I shake all the pills out into a ziplock plastic bag & smash ’em all into one big powder and walk around all day with this in my pocket, then at random intervals open the ziplock bag & consume whatever I reckon is a fair thing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 5, 2022 10:59 pm

Mmm.

crushed up anti-inflammatory drugs

Perhaps if Carey had been into the anti-inflammatories earlier on, he wouldn’t have been caught getting a polish from Kelli Stevens in Glenn Archer’s dunny.

Unless……

Unless they were never really anti-inflammatories.

Carey! You cad!

MatrixTransform
September 5, 2022 11:04 pm

Liz Truss has good calves

Austrian?

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 5, 2022 11:11 pm

The Duck was a resident of Port Melbourne when I was knocking around there 15 years ago. I was enjoying a hungover hamburger breakfast one weekend when he wandered into the restaurant. He was “between jobs” prior to his most recent rehabilitation.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 11:12 pm

Mr Panzer admitted to security guards that the bag of blue substance was his, though sources close to the Australian Football Hall of Fame member on Monday night insisted it contained “crushed up laundry bleach for getting ketchup out of his white shirts”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 11:14 pm

Anti-inflammatory.
As in, “Please don’t set fire to my contract!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 11:48 pm

A different perspective on Serena Williams.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 5, 2022 11:57 pm

dover0beachsays:

September 5, 2022 at 11:50 pm

Court makes some excellent points of comparison between her record and Serena’s.

The arguments used to attempt to diminish Court’s record could so easily be used against any great of a prior era.
But I doubt you will ever hear such arguments advanced to knock down Jesse Owens or Cassius Clay/Mohamed Ali.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 6, 2022 12:15 am

Dalí factoid of the night-
Soon after falling in thrall to Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali briefly called himself Cassius X in 1964.

rickw
rickw
September 6, 2022 12:33 am

My Son Hunter, streaming September 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4W8BjNIds

rickw
rickw
September 6, 2022 12:37 am

When the electrickery goes off air and ATM’s don’t work and the tap & pay doesn’t work and the tills don’t work even for those who do have cash – that’s when reality will bite.

I was in Palau once when all the ATM’s shut down because of repeated power outages. Things got quite difficult quite quickly.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 6, 2022 1:16 am

Enrolments will go up:

Catholic schools have been strongly advised not to assist in ­efforts to affirm gender transitions in students through the use of drugs or surgical interventions and that “a human being’s sex is a physical, biological reality”.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will advise schools that, for the vast majority of children and adolescents, gender ­incongruence is a psychological condition through which they will pass safely and naturally with supportive psychological care.

The guidance, to be issued on Tuesday, urges Catholic schools to avoid assisting in the issue of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or surgery to limit possible infertility, “unnecessary damage” and “future possibilities for healthy human growth”.

The nation has more than 1700 Catholic schools educating about 780,000 students.

Oz with comments open

calli
calli
September 6, 2022 1:43 am

Well, TE, that’s my youngest granddaughter safe from the perverts then. Good.

calli
calli
September 6, 2022 1:53 am

Today went a little pear shaped. Just the two of us with our own guide in a golf mini bus. Lots of delicious sparkling sine overlooking a valley, reminiscent of Tuscany, with its poplars and little red roofed farms outlined on the horizon. And local snacks of the cured meat and cheese variety, all made at the farmhouse plus fresh baked bread.

And a lesson in fermentation timing and sugar levels, and the trend towards amber wines.

On the road to Samobor we picked up a nail and, on arrival, a flat. No spare, no tools. Lunch became an atomic local version of the snot block and a coffee while we awaited repairs.

No worries. Sat in the town square watching the passing parade. And we could do without the calories!

calli
calli
September 6, 2022 1:55 am

sine = wine

Just ‘cos. The amber wine was a light tan.

Now to sit back and see who’s triggered. 🙂

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 6, 2022 2:50 am

Keep the reports coming Calli. Enjoyable reading.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 6, 2022 5:55 am

Training for future careers?

A Sydney high school is making students who want to visit the toilet present their fingerprints in a bid to track their movements to stamp out vandalism in a move that has upset parents.

The decision to rollout the tech for toilet access has also shocked privacy experts who say there is no excuse to take biometric data from students which could be vulnerable to hackers who want personal information.

Moorebank High principal Vally Grego wrote to parents earlier this year telling them that Posiflex Kiosks Biometrics would be rolled out this term.

“The system will roll out in Term 3 for the external student toilets only,” she told parents earlier this year.

“We are introducing this system to monitor students’ movement during class time and to reduce the incidents of vandalism. We will then investigate the upgrade to the toilets.”

Link

johanna
johanna
September 6, 2022 6:00 am

New fred.

Winston Smith
September 6, 2022 11:11 am

Cassie of Sydney:

Indeed, nothing will change until the reality of blackouts, deprivation and even death hits home, when the people can’t charge their mobiles or computers, when people can’t upload a picture on Instagram, when people can’t go to the their favourite restaurant or cafe and when people gasp for breath when they receive their electricity and gas bills. Bring on the reality.

Have I made another convert, Cassie?
🙂

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
September 7, 2022 3:52 pm

The hard-left Gleichaltung in Victoria is pulling down yet another once-great and -civilising institution. An email from the State Library of Victoria today announces ‘Counterculture, climate change & creatives on the rise’ as its current agenda. How long before the burning of the books?

bons
bons
September 7, 2022 6:01 pm

Arrived in Great Falls for my two week peak country winter trail ride. Feeling just a little doubtful.
I’m two weeks early because I’m going to tour the Native American (Northern Souix) war and migration sites, and nip down to Yellowstone while it is still accessible, and not impossibly crowded.
The trail outfit are serious players. There is a four day, pre start program involving a saddle test and remedial, horsie maintenance and care, and survival training.
I’m a little worried about the risk of endless green propaganda but there is no evidence of it in the literature.
I’m excited. Hopefully it will be worth the cost of the outrageously expensive winter gear that I’ve bought and won’t be taking back to SE Qld.
Having suffered horrible mask tyranny coming over and through the States it’s great to be somewhere the locals would probably horse whip you if you were seen wearing a submission nappie.
This truely is stunning country.

Beertruk
Beertruk
September 8, 2022 9:04 pm

The words ‘far right’ would figure prominently and repeatedly.

‘Right so far?’

JC
JC
September 8, 2022 9:15 pm

This truely is stunning country.

Yes Bons. It’s gorgeous. I always try to get a window seat traveling West to East and I marvel every single time I do. The desert, the Rockies, the plains and then the forests. Incredible.

JC
JC
October 7, 2023 9:31 pm

I bet they wouldn’t be happy with the cost of boat fuel every time they have to get the credit card out at the pump. It could cost 250K to get the boat from the US to Europe, if not more.

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