2,075 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 17 Sept 2022”

  1. Slovenian hag

    OF COURSE!
    She was known as that on Sinc-Cat. How could we have forgotten?
    She was half-bangable at one point, however in the past 15 yrs or so she’s really grown into the name.


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  2. This is hardly blood sport. Sheesh.

    Sheesh indeed.

    There’s a lot of directing traffic going on from people who contribute little if anything, and even then 70% of that content is issuing orders to the blog owner.


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  3. My mother was a republican, but also liked the Queen,” Mr Albanese said. “I think you can have different views but have respect for Queen Elizabeth and the role that she had.

    “My family used to tell that story about my mother insisting that while she was in labour on the way to </blockquote

    Just shut the fuck up. No one gives a shit about what your dopey old mum thought of the Queen. Ridiculous attention whore.


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  4. and even then 70% of that content is issuing orders to the blog owner.

    Head Prefect issuing a string of orders to the blog owner is how the whole fracas got started.


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  5. My mother was a republican, but also liked the Queen,” Mr Albanese said. “I think you can have different views but have respect for Queen Elizabeth and the role that she had.

    “My family used to tell that story about my mother insisting that while she was in labour on the way to

    snip!

    Just shut the fuck up. No one gives a shit about what your dopey old mum thought of the Queen. Ridiculous attention whore.


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  6. She was somewhat muted during the loud denunciations of dual-citizen LNP politicians.

    Something about being born to Slovenian parents, who owned property in Slovenia, when only Slovenian citizens could own property in that country?


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  7. Oh come onsays:
    September 19, 2022 at 10:35 pm
    My mother was a republican, but also liked the Queen,” Mr Albanese said.

    I think what he meant to say was ‘My mother was a reptilian’.


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  8. ‘Dover you better ban some people otherwise I might just not come back, gosh wouldn’t that be awful, the blog will be totally ruined without meeeeeee’

    K bye. I think you have overvalued your presence.

    Seriously, this carry-on is undignified.


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  9. CMD Longtime Lurkersays:

    September 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Six months ago I … blah … blah

    Look, blogs spin people off all the time.
    Perhaps this is your moment.


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  10. cohenitesays:
    September 19, 2022 at 6:05 pm
    John H.says:
    September 19, 2022 at 5:21 pm
    Wally Dalisays:
    September 19, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Dot
    Cheap carbs and vitamin pills are not a solution- they’ll be the yoke
    The brain is built by protein, and runs on cholesterol
    We need to keep red meat in our hearts, and on the dinner table

    The dry weight of the brain is 60% fat. Most of the cholesterol is stored in cell membranes and particularly the myelin sheath on the axons. The brain has its own source of cholesterol production independent of the liver. The brain runs on sugar, it loves sugar.

    I always sprinkle some sugar on my steaks.

    I thought legal bods sprinkled shredded 100 dollar notes on their steaks.


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  11. Jorgesays:

    September 19, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    The funeral was so beautifully done …..

    Where was the black dude who preached at Harry’s wedding ?

    Bwah ha ha ha.
    We mentioned him during the service too.
    I wouldn’t mind betting that Lizzie 2.0 left some very explicit instructions about his role.
    As in, make sure he stays home in Detroit.


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  12. This kind of passive-aggressive threat is pathetic. Did the RSPCA confiscate your therapy dog? You shouldn’t demand so much from it – it’s cruel.

    Toughen up or take a breather. This is hardly blood sport. Sheesh.

    I’d do some upticks if JC hadn’t banned them!


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  13. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    September 19, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    and even then 70% of that content is issuing orders to the blog owner.

    Head Prefect issuing a string of orders to the blog owner is how the whole fracas got started.

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    Oh stop. Issuing orders to Dover as though he listens to me. Don’t make me laugh. Go back and read the stinging responses he sent my way yesterday.

    Driller, this isn’t to start another stoush. To be perfectly honest we’re here with the ticking because you couldn’t keep on the honest side of the road without lying about me with that assertion.

    You caused the tick abortion because it all descended from that falsehood. You caused the tick chaos, so if the tickmasters are going to be angry, they should point their ire at you for starting this mess. It’s also not the first time either.

    Anyway, let’s leave it all aside until Friday.


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  14. A blonde, a brunette and a redhead are stuck on an island. One day, the three of them are walking along the beach and discover a magic lamp. They rub and rub, and sure enough, out pops a genie. The genie says “Since I can only grant three wishes, you may each have one”. The brunette says “I’ve been stuck here for years. I miss my family, my husband, and my life. I just want to go home”. *POOF!* The brunette gets her wish and she is returned to her family. Then, the red head says “I’ve been stuck here for years as well. I miss my family, my husband, and my life. I wish I could go home too”. *POOF!* The redhead gets her wish and she is returned to her family. The blonde starts crying uncontrollably. The genie asks “My dear, what’s the matter?” The blonde whimpers “I wish my two friends were still here”.


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  15. JCsays:

    September 19, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Ranga

    Fine, have it your way. It’s Rooster from now on. R, R, R Rooster.

    While we’re at it, it’s Sancho.
    Not Sanchez or some other Hispanic variant.
    A little respeck, por favor.


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  16. (I’ve been watching the Queen’s funeral, which has been absolutely magnificent. And while the march has been winding through Horse Guards Parade, down the Mall and on past the Palace, I’ve had a quick look at the Cat).

    I see that up ticks are now in a hiatus presumably because of claims of supposed manipulation. Personally, I have absolutely no idea on that. (But were it possible to tamper with them, I wouldn’t care anyway). I thought we were all bigger people than being able to be brought down by a lack of up ticks.

    From what I’ve been able to garner from the many comments I’ve read over the time I’ve frequented the Cat, and without knowing anyone, some here obviously have held high powered and highly responsible positions, have multiple degrees and/or qualifications and have been in the world contending with much bigger things than a rebus-like sign or two.

    Personally, I up tick what I like and what I think is witty, interesting/informative or well argued and I ignore what I think is none of these things.

    Since most of those aspects of writing should be self-evident to a bunch of people who all speak and understand the same language, I would think it would be pretty easy to work out what would garner multiple up ticks and what would be ignored.

    And to those who think they aren’t getting there share of them, or seem to have been pouting on it and letting it get them down, since we all/most remain anonymous to each other, you shouldn’t care. But if it still matters, well, to counter any feelings of “up tick deprivation”, I would say, “write something worthy” and then see what happens.

    And now (since there is no provision for an up tick at the moment – and DB, please put me down as one vote to bring them back if you’re thinking on it) to Barking Toad @7:31 & KD @ 7:32. +1 to each of you.

    BT, I recently read Augusto Zimmerman’s & Rocco Loiacono’s book on Morrison – Deconstructing ScoMo – confirming the type of leader/person he is.

    KD, eloquently put.


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  17. Oh stop. Issuing orders to Dover as though he listens to me. Don’t make me laugh. Go back and read the stinging responses he sent my way yesterday.

    Rather beta of you to issue orders & not have them obeyed.


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  18. You caused the tick abortion because it all descended from that falsehood. You caused the tick chaos

    Oh my Lordy lord!
    I posted no falsehood.


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  19. The AFL legend, 55, brought a touch of old Hollywood glamour to the carpet in a stunning off-the-shoulder white gown.

    Nothing says old Hollywood glamour like a cock in a frock. Well maybe a Queen in a scene. Darlings!


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  20. I dunno, I think she’s cute. She’s obviously transitioned to a lezzo now, right?

    I don’t know if it has had the snip or not. Here it is with the partner (wife?).

    Here’s another of the happy couple.

    I just don’t think at its base that this is cause for celebration. Of course, the activists want to do more than celebrate, they want to appropriate normality and subvert the institutions. To give him/her/it credit; at least he didn’t transition while he was still playing and go off to play with the sheilas. I wonder what that 3rd nations skank would think if she had to play against a couple of 100kg transitioning fucking males. One thing about Betty; she didn’t have any blokes around her in dresses; except maybe Andrew.


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  21. The AFL legend, 55, brought a touch of old Hollywood glamour to the carpet in a stunning off-the-shoulder white gown.

    That can’t be a serious comment. He’s a bloke in a dress, ffs.


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  22. Bourne earlier.

    I think this blog is just about done as it has become the JC and Sancho show.

    Look, it’s not world domination, but it will do.
    Although I think it scans a bit better as …
    “THE SANCHO SHOW”
    (with JC)


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  23. Bar Beach Swimmersays:

    September 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Sancho,
    if I could’ve, I would’ve, given you an up tick for that!

    It’s OK.
    I’ve written “35” down the bottom left of my screen.


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  24. Sancho,
    I am just wondering if JC has opened a new tin of dog food for you today.
    Your loyalty and following his every move must surely be rewarded.
    Well done.

    JC has been going since 0700 this morning. What an effort. We are truly blessed.

    Don’t mind us Dover as I am just playing their game. You know so that this blog can be fun and interesting for all their many fans. I mean they have made it quite homely and such a nice place to visit.


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  25. Masks will remain mandatory in hospitals, health facilities and aged care facilities.

    In a statement, the state’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, said masks still played an important role in reducing transmission of COVID-19.

    They never give up, do they. Did you see the crowds in London? And not one mask in sight.


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  26. Jorgesays:

    September 19, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Bit of discussion tonight about whether or not that coffin holds anything. Various views aired but tending towards the negative.

    I knew it.
    She’s the lizard Queen.
    Back to the tunnels, eh?

    Or a simpler explanation?


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  27. Just shut the fuck up. No one gives a shit about what your dopey old mum thought of the Queen. Ridiculous attention whore.

    If the upticks were still working, this could have gone over 50.


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  28. Peter Overton & Tracy Grimshaw will never live down their faux pas upon the arrival of the UK PM at the funeral.

    “Dunno who that is…er… prolly some sort of minor royal or something…..”

    Channel Nein flys them all the way to UK … & gets that.
    They’d have been better off gig-hiring for a few days of a couple of up & comers from some minor channel or station within the UK.


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  29. Have you ever thought of transitioning to a whiny girl?

    This from the Karen who whined so much over a few disrespectful upticks so much that they make Dean Laidley look like a real man.


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  30. Drills

    I never whined. I was amazed to see so many people (30 plus) believed the lie. Sure enough, we quickly found out there weren’t 30 plus people agreeing with your bullshit. Someone, possibly the Nightstalker was fiddling around with the ticking and made a decent add-on to the site a complete lie. Great effort.


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  31. I’m sitting on a hotel balcony overlooking Lake Bled. In the distance is a castle and a lovely white church. The bells just rang out the quarter hour.

    The water is an amazing shade of greeny turquoise, and the forests of conifers and lindens flow right down to the water’s edge. Snow capped peaks glimmer in the far distance. It is beautiful.

    Why did you mention the Slovenian Hag? I was enjoying Slovenia so much.


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  32. Everyone appears to be…stressed.

    I told you the uptick function was like the Kinder Surprise at the checkout.

    Don’t know about the fellows here, but most of us old ducks are immune to tantrums. 😀


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  33. Anyone who disagrees with me is an alien from They Live.

    Anyone who doesn’t disagree with me is a well trained They Live-ian monster.

    I maintain a strategic ambiguity, neither agreeing nor disagreeing, therefore safeguarding my precious bodily fluids from contamination from alien sources.


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  34. Wow, the boomers really, really hate the yound and are into that intergenerational wealth transfer big time.

    Old and busted: Old peoples homes as waiting rooms for the nearly dead (kero baths for everyone!)

    New and hot: Bespoke $100,000 a year packages and support workers as the normal ravages of time take over ….

    Australian government faces biggest class action ‘since robodebt’ over NDIS age exclusions
    Class action alleging exclusion from disability scheme for over 65s could rival robodebt scandal

    ….
    The Australian government is facing a massive class action – predicted to be on the same scale as the robodebt debacle – for the alleged unlawful exclusion of over 65s from the national disability insurance scheme.

    The case, proposed by Mitry lawyers, could see the commonwealth on the hook for an estimated $800m a year for denying support to seriously and permanently disabled people based on their age.

    Proponents point to the average $111,000 a year spent on an NDIS plan for seniors who qualified before age 64 – as opposed to $56,000 for the equivalent aged-care scheme – as a form of “pecuniary loss” suffered by those who applied aged 65 and over.

    The national disability insurance scheme, established by the Labor government in 2013, only applies to people aged 64 and under at the time they applied for support. Those aged 65 and over are eligible for other programs.

    The Mitry Lawyers class action, to be run by barristers Bret Walker and Richard Scheelings, argues the age bar was inconsistent with the convention on the rights of people with disabilities; that could render it unconstitutional because the commonwealth relied on the external affairs power to enact the NDIS.

    The staggered state-by-state rollout of the NDIS also could have breached the constitution’s ban on discrimination based on state of residency, it argues.

    Beale estimates the cost of the NDIS exclusion at $800m a year, based on a “significant proportion” of the 140,000 people on the highest level of aged-care package who are “seriously and permanently disabled and would have been eligible for NDIS support but for the age exclusion in the Act”.

    Mitry Lawyers is in discussions with a commercial litigation funder to pay for the case, with a deal expected in weeks after conditions about the number of participants are satisfied.


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  35. Dot.

    A story to inspire you…

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/sep/19/how-we-met-she-had-a-lovely-energy-but-i-wasnt-sure-i-wanted-an-open-relationship

    Meanwhile, Andrew was concerned she wouldn’t want to commit long-term. “She goes to some wacky tantra retreats,” he says. “Three months after we met, she told me she was going to an intensive retreat in New Zealand and I was worried – it seemed a bit like a cult to me. We were also in an open relationship, which I wasn’t sure about at first.”

    Although they have maintained an open relationship, they engage only with people from Susie’s close-knit tantra community. “It’s ‘monogamish’,” she explains. “‘Open relationship’ is a big term. We are primarily monogamous and occasionally open with a handful of trusted people.”

    Susie moved to Sydney to be with Andrew in 2019. She retrained and started a new career as a relationship and intimacy coach. They got engaged in April and plan to marry at a sailing club in Sydney next year.

    Cuck..cuck …cuck … bcuuuuuck!


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  36. Gruinaid injecting the politics of exclusion from an archeology story??

    NEVER!
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/sep/19/ornate-byzantine-floor-mosaic-discovered-by-palestinian-farmer

    Gaza is rich in antiquities, having been an important trading spot for civilisations dating as far back as the ancient Egyptians and the Philistines depicted in the Bible, to the Roman empire and the Crusades from the 11th to the 13th centuries.

    Notice any glaring omission from the groups there??


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  37. Tim

    As I said, I lost the post last night dealing with Uncle Fester torturing the snowfall chart. This will be brief.

    Fester put up a chart indicating snowfall for particular regions going back to 1970, but (conveniently) used the final 25 years. He suggested to Fatboy that there had been no change in snow pattern over that period. Here’s the problem, which I believe is a dishonest misuse of the chart. Fester reckoned that for last 25 years of the 50 year chart, snowfall had flat-lined. It most certainly had flat-lined at the lower end of the of the chart scale. It flat-lined well below first 25 year drop and appears to have remained that way. To ignore that is either willfully dishonest or just simply stupid. You can ask Fester which option he’d accept as a characterization of this new abortion of his. He’s Titius’ed 3.10 me so he won’t answer.

    This is like owning a stock for 10 years. In the first 5 years the stock averages 100 bucks a share and then in the remaining 5 years it averages 50 bucks. Using Fester’s logic the stockholder should be happy the stock has only flat-lined in the past 5 years. The Fuck!


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