Open Thread – Tues 27 Sept 2022


Haywain Triptych, Hieronymus Bosch, 1500

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Pogria
Pogria
September 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Top Ten!

Pogria
Pogria
September 27, 2022 12:01 pm

ooh, First!

P
P
September 27, 2022 12:01 pm

Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul – 27/09/22

During a September 2010 Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI noted that St. Vincent “keenly perceived the strong contrast between the richest and the poorest of people,” and was “encouraged by the love of Christ” to “organize permanent forms of service” to provide for those in need.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:01 pm

Pictured: Jeremy Corbyn plays video game that lets players kill Margaret Thatcher</strong>

Former Labour leader pictured playing Thatcher’s Techbase at Left-wing political festival The World Transformed

Speedbox
September 27, 2022 12:01 pm

Yippee. Made the team.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:02 pm
Pogria
Pogria
September 27, 2022 12:02 pm

While I am alone here, I am in the middle of making a batch of Haloumi cheese. Milk cooked, rennet added, waiting for the “break” to form.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:05 pm

When it comes to the FBI, the hits just keep coming

1. Jack Cashill wrote about the FBI’s over-the-top arrest of Mark Houck, a pro-life activist, who pushed an abortion activist last year because the man was aggressive around Houck’s 12-year-old son. The man filed a now-dismissed civil suit, but that wasn’t enough for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It sent around two dozen heavily armed FBI agents to arrest Houck in front of his seven panicked children.

When contemplating the FBI’s extremism, we’ve now learned that the alleged victim filed a civil claim only after the Philadelphia police the District Attorney refused to charge Houck. The court dismissed that complaint because he repeatedly failed to show up in court.

But there’s more. After Houck received a letter telling him the U.S. Attorney was investigating him, the office refused to return his calls:

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:10 pm

FREAKING OUT OVER ITALY

We’re getting another confirmation today of a key definition in Power Line’s Lexicon of Leftist Terms: ‘”Populism” is when the wrong person or cause wins a free election”.’ The corollary is that every Republican candidate for president is Hitler, and now we learn that every Italian conservative is Mussolini.

On the other hand, I can see why the authoritarian elites of the European Union, who have made vague threats against Italy if Italian voters chose the “wrong” party, are freaking out. Take in these two minutes of Italy’s next prime minister, Giorgia Meloni:

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:12 pm

Wisconsin Residents Notified to Expect 34% Natural Gas Home Heating Increase This Winter, 15% Propane and 13% Heating Oil

September 26, 2022 – sundance

The National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA) is estimating it will cost Wisconsin residents more than $1,200 to heat an average home this winter, an increase of more than 17% compared to last winter. [Data Link Here]

Roughly 50% of Wisconsin residents use natural gas for home heating. Natural Gas heating costs are increasing 34% this year (vs last winter, 2021). That’s also a 66.1% increase over the winter of 2020.

Dot
Dot
September 27, 2022 12:20 pm

Thanks for the painting.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:22 pm

Proof mindfulness DOES work? Just 10 minutes of breathing exercises a day lowers blood pressure ‘as effectively as medication’, study finds

. Within six weeks daily breathing exercises lowered blood pressure by 9mmHg
. Volunteers used inhaler-like device that trains respiratory muscles to be strong
. Taking deep breaths helps dilate blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow

Ok time to stop being slack, and start using PowerBreathe Plus+ that I bought just over a year ago!

Pogria
Pogria
September 27, 2022 12:24 pm

Hi Dover,
as Dot said, beautiful painting.
Ace has a lovely painting on his site this week.
Jason and Medea by John William Waterhouse.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 12:25 pm

Blessed are the cheesemakers.
For they shall piss off the lactose intolerant.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 12:26 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, Dot.

min
min
September 27, 2022 12:26 pm

the view Hieronymus Bosch had of the world and people sums the world today good choice Dover,

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:28 pm

Biden DOJ Trying To ‘Intimidate People of Faith,’ Says Lawyer For Pro-Life Activist Arrested By FBI

Peter Breen, the lawyer for pro-life activist Mark Houck, who was arrested by the FBI for allegedly shoving a Planned Parenthood worker outside a clinic in October 2021, condemned the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a statement Monday.

Breen argued the DOJ’s actions prove it exists “solely to intimidate people of faith and prolife Americans,” according to National Review.

A father of seven who volunteers as a sidewalk counselor outside abortion clinics in Philadelphia, Houck was indicted Friday by a grand jury. He faces up to 11 years in prison and fines of up to $350,000, and has been charged with two counts of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to interfere with someone’s ability to access an abortion clinic. Houck asserts he was defending his 12-year-old son from verbal harassment when the alleged incident occurred.

“Rather than accepting Mark Houck’s offer to appear voluntarily, the Biden Department of Justice chose to make an unnecessary show of potentially deadly force, sending twenty heavily armed federal agents to the Houck residence at dawn this past Friday,” Breen, said, according to National Review.

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 12:30 pm

Melonballer is not Mussolini, but her party has direct lineage from the Fascist Party, so it’s not much of a stretch.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 27, 2022 12:30 pm
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:33 pm

Air Force Promotes Seminar On ‘Transgender Visbility’

A seminar on transgender visibility was held at the United States Air Force Academy on Thursday, according to a new report by the Washington Free Beacon.

The report, depicting an invitation emailed to all cadets at the academy, reveals that attendees spent an hour discussing “Transgender Visibility” in the Air Force. Two presentations were held as part of the event by Karin DeAngelis and Joseph Cumin, members of the academy’s faculty. (RELATED: Air Force’s ‘Gender Inclusive’ Training Tells Cadets To Avoid Using ‘Mom,’ ‘Dad’)

DeAngelis is a professor of behavioral sciences at the academy whose work has focused on sexuality, sexual assault in the military and the role of Hispanic service members, according to her faculty profile webpage. Currin is a licensed psychologist whose research focuses on “sexuality, sexual health, and barriers to treatment for individuals who identify as LGBT,” per his faculty profile.

Currin’s profile also states that he is working on “the use of technology in sexual partner seeking, and how people explore their sexuality.” The exact material of the presentation he delivered, however, is unclear.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 12:34 pm

Multiple upticks to Dover, btw.
The Duelling Thread is a masterstroke.
Those who are here to throw insults can get over there and go at it.
Those of us who prefer a civilised exchange can stick to the other freds.
Well done, sir.

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 12:42 pm

Things going well in Russia. Mass arrests, able-bodied men fleeing the country, Putin micromanaging the war because his generals keep failing.

At least they have the Church on their side.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:47 pm

The FBI’s Matt Gaetz Operation Sidelined An Effective Republican Voice At A Crucial Time. That Was The Point

BY: MOLLIE HEMINGWAY – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

Gaetz was a highly effective member of Congress. Then all that changed with the publication of an anonymously sourced report accusing him of possibly being a child sex trafficker.

The Damage Was Done

On Friday, 18 months after he was accused of being a pedophile and child sex trafficker, the Washington Post published another anonymously sourced report. “Career prosecutors recommend no charges for Matt Gaetz,” said the article, published quietly on a Friday. Not only was he never convicted of any of the crimes he was alleged to have committed, he wasn’t even charged. And, if you believe the anonymously sourced claims, he isn’t going to be.

The damage was already done by the initial report, written by reporters who regularly regurgitate political leaks from Department of Justice and FBI sources.

On the year anniversary of the original Gaetz story, journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote that leaks “have the effect, and often the intent, of destroying someone’s reputation, convicting them of repellent crimes in the court of public opinion that will never be brought in a court of law, thus relieving the state of the requirement to prove the crime and depriving the accused the opportunity to exonerate themselves.”.

That’s precisely what happened

War on Critics

The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the corporate media have a history of viciously attacking — usually through deceptive leaks and lies — anyone who threatens their power. Then-Rep. Devin Nunes was viciously attacked for his leading role in fighting the Russia collusion hoax. Selective leaks to propagandists at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other outlets were used to gin up ethics complaints, allege wrongdoing, slow down oversight, sideline effective pushback, and cover up massive malfeasance on the part of the agency.

The Department of Justice and the FBI are out of control. The propaganda press are operating as co-conspirators in the operations they run against the American people. Should Republicans be able to take control of one or both houses of Congress, their task of helping save the republic must begin with using their oversight and purse power to dramatically rein in bureaucratic tyranny.

Zatara
Zatara
September 27, 2022 12:52 pm

See giant rock smashed by spacecraft

“WTF DUDE?”

– Asteroid Dimorphos

Cassie of Sydney
September 27, 2022 12:55 pm

melonballer“…..misogynistic and dehumanising language but we should not expect anything less from a fat fascist fuckwit.

Cassie of Sydney
September 27, 2022 12:56 pm

The Greens have roots in Nazism.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 12:56 pm

China’s very clever plot to make Australia dependent on it for electric cars like it is for virtually everything else – and it’s already happening as Labor pushes its green agenda

. Chinese-made cars in August had an 82.6 per cent electric vehicle market share
. They comprised 3,498 of the 4,235 EVs sold last month as Greens backed Labor
. Teslas manufactured in Shanghai were by far the most popular fully-electric cars
. BMW selling for $114,900, Volvos and car from offshoot Polestar also from China

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
September 27, 2022 1:19 pm

The Greens have roots in Nazism.

Most of my roots were in the bedroom.

2dogs
2dogs
September 27, 2022 1:21 pm

Monty believes FdI is fascist because they were called fascist by some people who call everyone fascist.

Pogria
Pogria
September 27, 2022 1:31 pm

Here’s a nice pic for mad vegan Tash Peterson.

bespoke
bespoke
September 27, 2022 1:33 pm

Pogriasays:
September 27, 2022 at 1:31 pm
Here’s a nice pic for mad vegan Tash Peterson.

Chuckle!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 1:33 pm

Big four banks set for $28bn profit bonanza
Joyce Moullakis
Senior Banking Reporter
8:35PM September 26, 2022
43 Comments

The major banks are set to shrug off economic headwinds and rising costs to post combined annual cash profits of about $28.4bn, as sharp interest rate hikes help to buoy loan income.

Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ are poised to rule off their respective September 30 year-ends this week, ahead of another official rate rise expected next week.

Bloomberg analyst estimates have those banks reporting combined annual cash profits of almost $18.8bn, despite inflationary pressures including rising wages.

Commonwealth Bank has a June 30 year-end and in August reported an 11 per cent rise in cash profit to $9.6bn for the 12-month period from the prior year. That came as business lending volumes jumped and loan losses remained subdued.

Last year, the big four posted combined annual profits of $26.8bn from continuing operations as they benefited from a hot housing market and bumper loan growth but had to manage margin pressure.

ANZ kicks off the upcoming banks’ reporting season on October 27, while Westpac and NAB will hand down results in early November.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 1:35 pm

Pogriasays:
September 27, 2022 at 1:31 pm
Here’s a nice pic for mad vegan Tash Peterson.

Pay that one.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 27, 2022 1:36 pm

minsays:
September 27, 2022 at 12:26 pm
the view Hieronymus Bosch had of the world and people sums the world today good choice Dover,

Writer Michael Connelly named his detective character Harry Bosch after the painter.

rosie
rosie
September 27, 2022 1:38 pm

A Bosch! Awesome.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 1:41 pm

Hawley to Garland: Explain this 25-agent FBI raid over a simple assault allegation

I want to know from Merrick Garland directly why Biden’s DOJ is arresting Catholic protestors like terrorists – complete with SWAT-style tactics – while letting actual terrorist acts like firebombings go unpunished

Josh Hawley
@HawleyMO

The corruption & abuse of law is out of control. Come January, the new Republican Congress must launch a thorough, public investigation of DOJ & the FBI – from their targeting of parents to religious protestors to political opponents. What Biden is doing is wrong. And dangerous

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 27, 2022 1:43 pm

Did the FBI finally go too far?

For the record, FACE is short for “Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances.” As has become much too obvious, only one side of the abortion debate has been awarded federal protection.

Since the leak of the Dobbs decision on May 3, attacks against pro-life entities and the Catholic church, already a problem, have only escalated.

The Catholic News Agency reports 97 such attacks in the months following the leak, 53 of them against pregnancy centers. These include vulgar pro-abortion graffiti, the beheading of statues, the desecration of altars, threats, theft, and even arson. Several have involved the disruption of church services and nasty confrontations with the police.

At least two of these incidents took place in the jurisdiction of the two Jacquelines. In May 2022, for instance, the glass front doors of Notre Dame de Lourdes church in Swarthmore were spray-painted with the unsubtle message: ‘You do not have the right to decide what people can do, #ProChoice.” In June, vandals defaced St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Philadelphia with pro-abortion graffiti.

As far as anyone knows, the DoJ has ignored all these incidents despite the implicit civil rights violations involved. For its apparatchiks, “extremists” like Houck are the enemy. “If convicted,” they tell us, “the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $350,000.”

Bill P
Bill P
September 27, 2022 1:47 pm

Sorry Pogria. Inadvertant report.

Rafe Champion
September 27, 2022 1:52 pm

Thanks for the painting.
Love the original and Bosch as well!

Morsie
Morsie
September 27, 2022 1:58 pm

The Democrats are of course descended from the Ku Klux Klan.
Not much of a stretch.
Am I doing it right?

duncanm
duncanm
September 27, 2022 2:06 pm

The Duelling Thread is a masterstroke.

Indeed – it is to blogging like ‘let’s step outside’ is to a pub.

shatterzzz
September 27, 2022 2:10 pm

Average life expectancy for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders is iirc approximately 17 years less than the rest of us.
Nothing to be envious of.
No, nothing to be envious of, but is it alone a sound rationale for offering indigenous people the OAP at 50 rather than 65 (if that is the case)? People of working age, of whatever race, who cannot work can access the disability pension and associated benefits.

No it wasn’t about the OAP but about “home help aged care” packages designated for those over 65 as over 65s are not eligible for NDIS .. I’m not aware that 251s over 50 are barred from the NDIS so why do they have access to a program specifically for over 65s who aren’t eligible for NDIS?

min
min
September 27, 2022 2:14 pm

Mussolini based himself on Cola di Rienzo even claiming they had similar background . After WW1 started a Socialist newspaper and Fascist comes from Italian fascisti a bunch of faggots , kindling wood . So I was taught. Came to the same end . Cola di Rienzo on the Capitoline steps.

Lysander
Lysander
September 27, 2022 2:15 pm

I was bored yesterday so I watched QT in the HoR.

Very telling, unfortunately, that Labor labor labor refused to rule out changes to planned tax cuts, negative gearing and franking.

It’s not that they said they were going to do anything, it’s that they didn’t address Dutton’s direct question on whether they were planning to change these.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 27, 2022 2:20 pm

Indeed – it is to blogging like ‘let’s step outside’ is to a pub.

Or “How dare you, sir! I demand satisfaction.” (*swipes gloves across the scoundrel’s face*) “We shall meet on the morrow upon the field of honour where I shall hold you to account by means of arms, if you be gentleman enough. My man will call upon your man to settle the details.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 27, 2022 2:20 pm

From the Olde Fredde

I doubt Melonballs

m0nty-fa continues to display his contempt for a strong, independent, woman.

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 2:24 pm

Can’t blame him for getting the irrits the night before a world championship race:

The incident occurred the night before the men’s World Championship road race, which Van der Poel had been among the favourites to win in Wollongong on Sunday but dropped out early.

Lawyer Michael Bowe said facts tendered to the court detailed how the cyclist was repeatedly woken up in the middle of the night by two young girls doing knock-and-runs.

But then Van der Poel took matters into his own hands.

“He opens the door, then they dart back to their room where the door is open,” Mr Bowe told ABC Radio.

“He follows them in there. He is telling them he is trying to race the next day, to be quiet. They have been annoying him.

“And he is frustrated, and he grabs a hold of one of the girl’s arms, and as he is going out of the room, he collides with the other girl.

“He has got his hands out and collides with her. Basically, that’s the overall of the facts.”
dutch cyclist lawyer pic
Lawyer Michale Bowe represented Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel in Sutherland Court.(Supplied: Michael Bowe)

Mr Bowe said he assumed the parents of the teenage girls came home and made a complaint to the night manager. Then the police turned up.

He is the one who should have complained to the night manager, but as per usual, the little darlings were deemed the aggrieved party.

P.S. Where were the parents while the little angels were repeatedly annoying competitors in the middle of the night?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 27, 2022 2:25 pm

m0ntysays:
September 27, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Melonballer is not Mussolini, but her party has direct lineage from the Fascist Party, so it’s not much of a stretch.

The DemonRat party has a direct lineage from the Party of racism and the KKK, so saying that it is the party of racism is not much of a stretch.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 2:29 pm

Read the ‘disgusting’ texts sent by cop who shot Aboriginal teen dead – using unspeakable words to refer to Indigenous people

Constable Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of murder of Kumanjayi Walker, 19
Shot Indigenous teen at Yuendumu in Australia’s Northern Territory in 2019
His ‘racist’ text messages have been revealed at an inquest into Walker’s death
In one message, Rolfe said he was ‘ready’ to turn his body-worn camera away
He compared Aboriginal people to ‘Neanderthals’ in another text message

I hope Northern Territory coppers resign en masse.

Lysander
Lysander
September 27, 2022 2:35 pm

The Worst Australian is getting smashed on Twitter for reporting that a “European expert” has advised gays not to go to Italy.

I’m glad to see the continued demise of DeCeglie and his fucktards.

mizaris
mizaris
September 27, 2022 2:38 pm

Love the Bosch – saw the original many years ago in the Prado in Madrid.
Love the other Bosch – all the books and the series.

Lysander
Lysander
September 27, 2022 2:51 pm

Ok… bit of a rant…. but…

We all know Marx hijacked the Hegelian dialectic (THESIS Vs Anti-THESIS = SynTHESIS) for a material dialectic.

But, the Left still runs the language wars as they know that if you put a stake (or “Thesis”) in the ground at an extreme level, your antithesis has to meet that stake half way to be “reasonable” and to result in a synthesis. It is typical to have climate “emergencies” because the antithesis to that is “there is no emergency.” Instead, it should be “there is no AGW” but they have put the stake so far out that that cannot be your starting point.

One clever Cat posted a few months ago:

Left – I’m at 10!
Right – I’m at 0.

Left – Be rational and negotiate with me.
Right – Ok, I’ll go to 5.

Left – That’s not good enough
Right – Ok, I’ll go to 9

Left – I’m not budging until you meet my needs
Right – Ok, 10 then.

Left – Fuck off, I’m at 15 now.

/rant out.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 27, 2022 2:56 pm

Boambee Johnsays:
September 27, 2022 at 2:20 pm
From the Olde Fredde

I doubt Melonballs

m0nty-fa continues to display his contempt for a strong, independent, woman.

The fat freak is intimidated by children little a woman or heaven forbid a strong or powerful woman.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 27, 2022 3:06 pm

President Giorgia Meloni Speech at CPAC 2022

Since February 2021, Meloni has been a member of the Aspen Institute,[43][44] an international think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.,

The Aspen Institute is largely funded by foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, by

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 3:11 pm

TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them.

Why, FFS? How much will it cost? Gven the turnover in meat animals, I can see a big payday coming up for the suppliers of ear tags.

I can well understand using them for individually valuable animals, but for millions of sheep scattered all over the continent, many of which will be slaughtered around/before they are two years old? Or exported to countries where they wouldn’t know what an ear tag is?

Still, after reading this week that Elbow’s ag adviser is a former GetUp activist who opposes all farming of animals, perhaps it is just the beginning.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 27, 2022 3:11 pm

the Left still runs the language wars as they know that if you put a stake (or “Thesis”) in the ground at an extreme level, your antithesis has to meet that stake half way to be “reasonable”

That’s why they hate Christians and Jews so much. The Bible and Torah aren’t open to slippery sloping.

Btw happy new year Cassie!

bespoke
bespoke
September 27, 2022 3:16 pm

TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them.

Goats breed like rats and are just as hardy.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 3:16 pm

johannasays:

September 27, 2022 at 3:11 pm

TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them.

Newsflash Johanna.
Very few cattle are sold ’round these parts without a tag.
It tracks the property, not the individual animal, but it is a highly effective early warning mechanism should we get, say, a foot and mouth outbreak.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 3:20 pm

Visual cattle ear tags are under $1.
Electronic/laser tags are under $2.50.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 3:21 pm

Cue Salvatore Big-Stetson in 3 … 2 … 1 …

rosie
rosie
September 27, 2022 3:23 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 3:23 pm

One clever Cat posted a few months ago:

Left – I’m at 10!
Right – I’m at 0.

Left – Be rational and negotiate with me.
Right – Ok, I’ll go to 5.

Left – That’s not good enough
Right – Ok, I’ll go to 9

Left – I’m not budging until you meet my needs
Right – Ok, 10 then.

Left – Fuck off, I’m at 15 now.

That was no clever Cat, Lysander.
That was me.

bespoke
bespoke
September 27, 2022 3:27 pm

Wild goats are a plague I doubt it will be cost effective.
But I differ to Sancho’s superior knowledge on everything.

Indolent
Indolent
September 27, 2022 3:27 pm

FDA unearths a minefield of quality issues at the contractor manufacturing Moderna’s jabs—that’s a product recall if ever there was one…

That brings to mind another point raised by Dr. McCullough on the Gonzalo Lira Roundtable. And, ironically, this is actually good news which might serve to set people’s minds at ease.

On the issue of batches, it has been suggested that good and bad batches were deliberately prepared. Dr. McCullough’s view however is that, in fact, the differences were caused by handling and temperature issues with the unstable product. He thinks that only 15% of recipients received a fully active dose, and these were the people who suffered the most. So, paradoxically, the more degraded the product the better the outcome! Obviously, though, in this case any additional jabs are literally playing Russian roulette.

The other interesting (and rather obvious) point made was that the underlying intention was “a needle in every arm”. The fact that they pushed full speed ahead despite tens of thousands (at least) of injuries and deaths proves beyond a doubt that the motivation was anything but benign.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 27, 2022 3:27 pm

Ha!

So now the ABC staff and their audience have to wear ear tags.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 27, 2022 3:29 pm

EPA Launches New National Office Dedicated to Advancing Environmental Justice and Civil Rights

The new office will dedicate more than 200 EPA staff in EPA headquarters and across 10 regions

The new office will oversee the implementation and delivery of a $3 billion climate and environmental justice block grant program created by the Inflation Reduction Act, a critical component of the law’s historic $60 billion investment in environmental justice.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 27, 2022 3:29 pm

For foot-in-mouth disease?

Wouldn’t they need to have a crumb of self-awareness for that?

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 3:36 pm

I’ve loaded up E mini futures and bought some widow maker ETFs overnight. I think we’re up for one huge mother f’ing rally in the next few days before the down trend continues.

Wish me luck.

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 3:42 pm

Newsflash Johanna.
Very few cattle are sold ’round these parts without a tag.
It tracks the property, not the individual animal, but it is a highly effective early warning mechanism should we get, say, a foot and mouth outbreak.

I know that is the excuse being offered for yet another regulatory impost on industry.

‘If’ something happened, ‘then’ and so on.

What I am not seeing is estimates of the cost to the industries – and it’s not just the cost of the tags, but of putting them in. Nor am I seeing an assessment of the benefits of trying to tag feral goats rounded up in WA for immediate export.

As you say, where there is value in ear-tagging, it is already happening.

Quite a few secret (or not so secret) Statists around here.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 27, 2022 3:42 pm

A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least 17 people and injuring 24, Russian officials say.

The victims include 11 children at the school of about 1,000 pupils in the city of Izhevsk.

Kneel
Kneel
September 27, 2022 3:42 pm

“Electronic ear tags for millions of sheep backed by NSW to prepare for…”

Tagging humans.
Paranoid, Moi?

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 27, 2022 3:50 pm

Haywain Triptych, Hieronymus Bosch, 1500

At first glance, I thought I saw a bicycle leaning against a rock in the centre panel. It’s time I got a new set of spectacles.

Hieronymus Bosch unfortunately died penniless. He invested his earnings from his art works into a business which manufactured household appliances and auto electrics but unfortunately there wasn’t much electricity nor auto-mobiles in 16th century Europe.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 27, 2022 3:51 pm

From Johanna @ 3:11pm
I can see a big payday coming up for the suppliers of ear tags.

Another export win for China. Just like the wuflu masks and testing kits.

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 3:52 pm

At the beach. Lovely day for it. Staring out towards Madagascar.

rosie
rosie
September 27, 2022 3:52 pm

Apparently Victorian sheep have been etagged since 2016.
I wonder if that was to thwart sheep duffers and illegal backyard slaughtering?

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 3:53 pm

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Anthony Albanese fell into Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, then that would be a calamity.

– Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 3:55 pm

Italy’s New PM Giorgia Meloni – a Woman, Mother, Italian, and Christian

From Martin Armstrong –

“The Italian people have voted for a conservative prime minister, and the globalists are panicking. Giorgia Meloni has long been skeptical about Italy’s place in the EU, COVID laws, illegal immigration, and woke culture. Despite sixty-three percent voting in her favor, the liberal media is up in arms. CNN dubbed her “the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini.”

One would think that the left would celebrate Italy’s first female PM. “I am Giorgia. I’m a woman, I’m a mother, I’m Italian, I’m Christian,” she stated in 2019 during a campaign that came under harsh criticism. Only in today’s modern age could someone be condemned for stating such basic facts. Meloni is fighting to uphold traditional Italian values rather than submitting to the globalist agenda of abandoning ethics for the new world order.

“Our main enemy today is the globalist drift of those who view identity and all its forms to be an evil to overcome. And constantly ask to shift real power away from the people to supernational entities headed by supposedly enlightened elites,” the newly-appointed PM stated. Countless Italians are tired of being under the control of the EU and submitting to a lifestyle that goes against their culture.

A video surfaced days before Meloni’s victory of a mob removing the EU flag in Rome and replacing it with the Italian flag. There is something to be said about wanting to preserve your culture. Nigel Farage touched on the topic during our 2019 World Economic Conference in Rome, where he pointed out that Italy’s Catholic roots were being targeted as the globalists feel they have the authority to tell the people how to live. Italy’s conversion from the lira to the euro pushed the nation into deeper debt as Brussels took advantage of the southern nations. Its location has attracted masses of illegal immigrants who no one will house and has caused a clash of cultures.

This is part of a bigger trend of people straying from what the mainstream media wants them to believe. There is a reason why the only people who have congratulated her in the political world are considered far-right extremists. People want to preserve their culture and can only do so by casting out those submitting to the globalist agenda.”

The video of the EU flag coming down is embedded in the weblink below –

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/italys-new-pm-giorgia-meloni-a-woman-mother-italian-and-christian/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 27, 2022 3:55 pm

A climate protester, who made headlines when she allegedly locked her neck to her car on a vital Sydney road, has had all charges dropped because of her climate-change induced anxiety, in the wake of NSW floods, her lawyer says.

Mali Cooper, from Lismore, live streamed the moment she allegedly locked her head to the steering wheel of her car after stopping in the Sydney Harbour Tunnel in June.

Traffic banked up for kilometres as enraged members of the public screamed through her car window.

She was charged with entering the tunnell to disrupt traffic and obstructing vehicles as a pedestrian – under new road laws brought in to crack down on protesters who were blocking the city‘s streets with climate protests.

All charges against her were dismissed in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday.

It’s understood Ms Cooper’s barrister, Mark Davis, provided medical evidence to the court that showed the 22-year-old had developed anxiety from her concerns about climate change.

That anxiety escalated into PTSD after Lismore was destroyed by flooding earlier this year.

It was the largest flood, by far, to hit the region in recorded history.

Mr Davis told The Daily Telegraph the court agreed Ms Cooper’s mental health issues meant she had diminished responsibility – and the charges were dropped.

Blockade Australia, the group with which Ms Cooper protested, tweeted a comment from the young activist on Tuesday as she left court.

“I have watched the town I love be decimated by a climate disaster. I have witnessed community step up & take care of each other in place of our (government),” Ms Cooper‘s statement reads.

[Ms Cooper during the protest and a tweet from Blockade Australia in support of her.
tweet from Blockade Australia in support of her. “If we stand together and resist through direct action, we have the best chance of turning this destruction around”]

Mr Davis’ law firm, Sydney City Crime, said the result was a “huge relief” as Ms Cooper had been facing up to two years in prison if convicted under “crazy” new laws designed to stop blockade protests.

Ms Cooper has been ordered to undergo psychological treatment.

Daily Tele

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 3:56 pm

An elderly couple were at home watching TV. Phil had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and the porn channel. Sally became more and more annoyed and finally said “For god’s sake, Phil… leave it on the porn channel… you know how to fish!”

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 3:57 pm

Giorgia Meloni – Italy’s Common Sense

From Martin Armstrong –

“I find it unbelievable that the corrupt media is calling her a fascist. They do not even understand what the word means: i.e. “centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” They were calling Trump a fascist which would mean he was surrendering his own company to authoritarian government control. Not even Trump would be that stupid.

Anyone who is not WOKE, leaving in fear of climate change, and agrees with a one-world government with the UN as the leader, is now a fascist. I think they are looking in the mirror and describing themselves.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/italy/giorgia-meloni-italys-common-sense/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

shatterzzz
September 27, 2022 3:58 pm

The victims include 11 children at the school of about 1,000 pupils in the city of Izhevsk.

And because it didn’t happen in the USA has attracted very little media coverage .. sad but a reality of media interests ……..!

rosie
rosie
September 27, 2022 3:58 pm

You’re holidaying in Mozambique Monty?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 27, 2022 4:01 pm

You like the dead dog bounce JC?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 27, 2022 4:03 pm

bespokesays:
September 27, 2022 at 3:16 pm
TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them.

Goats breed like rats and are just as hardy.

Their ABC should do their bit for the cause. Use part of their budget to ear tag all feral goats in Australia.

For the ‘vironment.

shatterzzz
September 27, 2022 4:03 pm

I find it unbelievable that the corrupt media is calling her a fascist.
Deliberate use of the word FASCIST intended for folk to connect the dots with Italy/Mussolini !

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 4:05 pm

Every night after dinner, Harry took off for the local watering hole.

He would spend the whole evening there and always arrive home, well inebriated, around midnight each night. He usually had trouble getting his key to fit the keyhole and couldn’t get the door open. And, every time this happened, his wife would go to the door and let him in. Then, she would proceed to yell and scream at him for his constant nights out and coming home in a drunken state.

But, Harry still continued his nightly routine.

One day, the distraught wife was talking to a friend about her husband’s behaviour. The friend listened and suggested “Why don’t you treat him a little differently when he comes home? Instead of berating him, why don’t you give him some loving words and welcome him home with a kiss? Then, he might change his ways”. The wife thought this might be a good idea.

That night, Harry took off again after dinner. And, at about midnight, he arrived home in his usual condition. His wife heard him at the door. She quickly opened it and let Harry in. Instead of beating him as she had always done, this time she took his arm and led him into the living room. She sat Harry down in an easy chair, put his feet up on the foot stool, and took his shoes off. Then, she went behind him and started to cuddle him a little.

After a short while, she whispered to Harry “It’s pretty late, dear. I think we should go upstairs to bed now, don’t you think?” Harry replied in his inebriated state “Heck, I guess we might as well. I’ll get in trouble when I get home anyway!”

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 4:06 pm

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

– Benjamin Disraeli

mc
mc
September 27, 2022 4:06 pm

What I am not seeing is estimates of the cost to the industries – and it’s not just the cost of the tags, but of putting them in. Nor am I seeing an assessment of the benefits of trying to tag feral goats rounded up in WA for immediate export.

I take it you have not looked then. There have been reports and regulatory impact statements going back as far 2007 on this. You can argue about the validity of them but not that they have not been done.

The way I see it is that if the industry wants the government to stump up and be responsible for disease response, the government is requiring this as insurance to decrease its exposure.

shatterzzz
September 27, 2022 4:07 pm

Mr Davis told The Daily Telegraph the court agreed Ms Cooper’s mental health issues meant she had diminished responsibility – and the charges were dropped.

Typical Oz magistrate ! .. never asked why an obvious “nutter” has a driving licence ..!

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 4:08 pm

New York State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank has now ruled that it was unconstitutional to fire police officers for refusing the COVID vaccine. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) sued the state of New York and won – all police officers who were fired for refusing the vaccine will be rehired.

The PBA represents 50,000 retired and active police officers in the NYPD. Disgraced former mayor Bill de Blasio imposed the vaccine mandate at a time when 68% of the force was unvaccinated. Mayor Eric Adams was no better as he fired nearly 1,500 city workers over failure to comply. That includes workers in short supply such as school teachers. Adams intends to keep the requirement in place for public workers, but organizations are fighting back.

“This decision confirms what we have said from the start: the vaccine mandate was an improper infringement on our members’ right to make personal medical decisions in consultation with their own health care professionals,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement. “We will continue to fight to protect those rights.” Others now want the same protections. “It’s a double standard to not apply the same to our cops, firefighters, teachers and sanitation workers,” Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis stated, citing that Biden himself said the pandemic was over.

Private sector employees in New York are free from vaccine mandates. Children may now attend school without the useless vaccine. It is only a matter of time before the public sector follows as the government has milked the COVID cow dry.

Roger
Roger
September 27, 2022 4:09 pm

Mmm…try again.

An ACT inquiry into the January 3rd “supercell” storm that left tens of thousands out of power for up to seven days has recommended the government reconsider the presence of eucalyptus treees in suburbia.

Many residents made submissions that protected status meant that councils could not remove specimens which presented a threat to houses and powerlines.

Seems some common sense still exsts in the capital territory. Over to the ACT’s politicians.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 27, 2022 4:20 pm

A climate protester, who made headlines when she allegedly locked her neck to her car on a vital Sydney road, has had all charges dropped because of her climate-change induced anxiety

So if a Christian locks her neck to an abortion clinic front door in anxiety for the children will she also have all charges dropped?

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 4:24 pm

GreyRanga says:
September 27, 2022 at 4:01 pm

You like the dead dog bounce JC?

Ranga

Just following an algo. It’s very oversold and when that happens I load up on futures and some 3 times leveraged ETF’s like Tits&Arse (TNA) which is a play on small caps, the FAS mobile 3 times lev on bank stocks and futures which I’ve bought today. It’s a really short term play though. I saw saw higher volumes shorting bank stocks, which is good when the algo is pointing oversold and fuckers are shorting the banks. I adore that combo.

Nothing to get hopes up as the rally should be sold into I think. If it doesn’t happen, I’m out fast. this is an ugly market.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 4:27 pm

rosie says:
September 27, 2022 at 3:58 pm

You’re holidaying in Mozambique Monty?

Rosie, I saw that.

Dover permit me as this isn’t dueling.

Fatboy, WTF are you doing as you’re not allowed out the of the basement until 2033 at the earliest? I’m sorry, I’m telling Brett Sutton and on your return you will be locked in the basement with the door welded China style. I’m telling Sutton and doing so because he said it was for your own good. You big ball of lard.

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 27, 2022 4:33 pm

… arrest of Mark Houck, a pro-life activist, who pushed an abortion activist last year because the man was aggressive around Houck’s 12-year-old son.

2 questions:
What’s his 12 year old son doing there?
Ans. The Houckster is a troublemaker.
Is the Houckster a very large aggressive person?
I think we all know the answer to that.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 4:33 pm

One other thing. Ranga. The important commodities like oil and natural gas in the US are trading well down from their highs. Oil is likely down because demented has been selling oil from the strategic reserve. Gas is just down but dunno why. Gas is 7 bucks at the Henry Hub terminal and Oil is US$77.50.

That and the other crap I posted is enough for a decent bounce, me thinks.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 4:34 pm

After being nearly snowbound for two weeks last winter, a Seattle man departed for his vacation in Miami Beach, where he was to meet his wife the next day at the conclusion of her business trip to Minneapolis.

They were looking forward to pleasant weather and a nice time together. Unfortunately, there was some sort of mix up at the boarding gate, and the man was told he would have to wait for a later flight. He tried to appeal to a supervisor but was told the airline was not responsible for the problem and it would do no good to complain.

Upon arrival at the hotel the next day, he discovered that Miami Beach was having a heat wave, and its weather was almost as uncomfortably hot as Seattle’s was cold. The desk clerk gave him a message that his wife would arrive as planned. He could hardly wait to get to the pool area to cool off, and quickly sent his wife an e-mail, but due to his haste, he made an error in the email address.

His message therefore arrived at the home of an elderly preacher’s wife whose even older husband had died only the day before!

When the grieving widow opened her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out an anguished scream, and fell to the floor dead. Her family rushed to her room where they saw this message on the screen:

Dearest wife,

Departed yesterday as you know. Just now got checked in. Some confusion at the gate. Appeal was denied. Received confirmation of your arrival tomorrow.

Your loving husband.

P.S. Things are not as we thought. You’re going to be surprised at how hot it is down here.

calli
calli
September 27, 2022 4:45 pm

Condolences, Dot. There can be no more to say.

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 4:49 pm

Bad news, dot.

Keep your pecker up.

Jock
Jock
September 27, 2022 4:53 pm

Bruce. If she was so anxious and depressed about climate change and what humans were doing why was she then Driving an effing car? It appears that neither she or the judge or the prosecution were able to see her rank hypocrisy, only her anxiousness.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 4:53 pm

m0ntysays:
September 27, 2022 at 3:52 pm
At the beach. Lovely day for it. Staring out towards Madagascar.

Well, don’t sand in it as it can be quite uncomfortable…………………………………

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 4:54 pm

The bald headed ghoul finally awakens.

Peter Garrett
@pgarrett
·
5h
I was a proud member of the government when Australia took Japan to The International Court of Justice over sham scientific whaling and won. Now whales are threatened by fossil fuel companies in our country. In a democracy we must let leaders know when they’ve got it wrong.

Yep, Rio and BHP are killing whales by absolutely huge numbers. FMD.

calli
calli
September 27, 2022 4:54 pm

Off to Whitby today. Apparently there’s a steam train involved, as well as fish and chips.

calli
calli
September 27, 2022 4:56 pm

It appears that neither she or the judge or the prosecution were able to see her rank hypocrisy, only her anxiousness.

That was the chick with the “dead” eyes. She wasn’t anxious, just determined.

I’ve seen that look on two year olds.

JMH
JMH
September 27, 2022 5:02 pm

What has not been explained about ear tagging is this:- When a tagged animal moves to a new pastoral location, it must be re-tagged. Ad infinitum and they only have two ears!

mc
mc
September 27, 2022 5:06 pm

When a tagged animal moves to a new pastoral location

JMH, that is only in WA. The rest of the country only requires one tag. If they move to electronic tags, WA will not have to transaction tag anymore.

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 27, 2022 5:09 pm

Sensitivity/Allergy to Wheat is not a Gluten Problem.
The 2 things aren’t connected.
Australian Aborigines weren’t exposed to Wheat until quite recently, so it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll be sensitive to Wheat.
They weren’t exposed to Milk over the same timespan and they have
problems digesting that, resulting in health problems.
Similarly, they weren’t exposed to Alcohol over the same timeframe, with the result that they’re not adapted to processing Alcohol, particularly Beer.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 5:10 pm
m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 5:11 pm

Close, rosie: Busselton.

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 5:12 pm

For no apparent reason, the latest earworm is The Carpenters’ classic ‘Calling occupants …:

Karen Carpenter died of conditions associated with anorexia, which is a mental illness, and which is strongly associated with suicides.

It is a mental illness – Karen had nothing bad happening in her life more than the average. In fact, things were going well.

I’m not a particularly sentimental person, but I do mourn Karen Carpenter. A great talent.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 5:13 pm

callisays:
September 27, 2022 at 4:54 pm
Off to Whitby today. Apparently there’s a steam train involved, as well as fish and chips.

The North Sea sea breeze can be quite bracing so maybe wrap up a bit……………………..

Makka
Makka
September 27, 2022 5:16 pm

Off to Whitby today.

The old cathedral is awesome … eerie even, in the right weather. Even tho mostly in ruins, it truly is amazing to see the stonework and skills of those old masons.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 5:17 pm

Get along to the Busselton golf club and work on that reverse pivot. Look at some YouTube videos. If you get rid of it take another photo. And don’t dress like a slob.

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 27, 2022 5:18 pm

TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them. Why, FFS? How much will it cost?

It to let them track down and slaughter your food next time a migrating pig flies over and drops bird flu from its cloven chinese hoofs. Strangely, bugs are not going to be tracked.

Fortunately, each morning I have about 14 kangas freeloading in my house paddock, ripe for a talking to in the traditional manner of my people (Proud bass strait islander here).

harrys on the boat
September 27, 2022 5:18 pm

Busselton faces north, m0nty.

Timed the visit well, decent weather for the next few days.

rickw
rickw
September 27, 2022 5:18 pm

Now whales are threatened by fossil fuel companies in our country.

Ironically “fossil fuel” companies are responsible for saving more whales then anyone else. They provided an excellent alternative to whale oil lubrication in industrial applications. The whaling industry wasn’t stopped, it died because of a far better alternative.

I put inverted commas around fossil fuels because this is a misnomer, hydrocarbons are a naturally occurring mineral, FA to do with fossils given that most drilling operations go down thousands of feet with a few notable exceptions.

Diogenes
Diogenes
September 27, 2022 5:20 pm

Now whales are threatened by fossil fuel companies green carpetbaggers in our country.

I fixes it. Ironically it is by a government of the same persuasion. The threat is posed by the proposed offshore wind farms.

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 5:20 pm

lol Harry, I just twigged on that one. The weather is indeed smashing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 5:23 pm

The doofus married to the foot in the sandshoe woman is an “aspiring record producer” apparently. I went through life without aspiring to be anything in particular. Now it feels a bit hollow.

Lysander
Lysander
September 27, 2022 5:23 pm

Pop by the local MP’s office in Busselton, Munted.

Tell her that, we all agree (even you), that the WA Liberal Party is fucked.

rickw
rickw
September 27, 2022 5:24 pm

An ACT inquiry into the January 3rd “supercell” storm that left tens of thousands out of power for up to seven days has recommended the government reconsider the presence of eucalyptus treees in suburbia.

Gumtrees should definitely be banned from suburbia. When was the last time you heard of an elm randomly dropping a branch and killing someone?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 5:33 pm

The old cathedral is awesome … eerie even, in the right weather. Even tho mostly in ruins, it truly is amazing to see the stonework and skills of those old masons.

Stayed a couple of nights there – the room at our hotel was the size of a good sized broom cupboard, but the restaurant was first rate, and there was quite a compact bar with a good range of single malts, and a huge painting of a Lancaster bomber in flight on the wall – the one time owner of the establishment was a veteran of Bomber Command in Wobbly Wobbly Two, and the bar had, at one time, been his private club for he and his mates…..good luck to him, says I.

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 5:39 pm

Boambee Johnsays:
September 27, 2022 at 4:03 pm
bespokesays:
September 27, 2022 at 3:16 pm
TheirABC informs us (approvingly) that all sheep and goats have to have ear tags by 2025. All umpteen million of them.

Goats breed like rats and are just as hardy.

Their ABC should do their bit for the cause. Use part of their budget to ear tag all feral goats in Australia.

For the ‘vironment.

Get the Abo’s to do it. Compensation for ‘the Voice’.

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 5:41 pm

Things going well in Russia. Mass arrests, able-bodied men fleeing the country, Putin micromanaging the war because his generals keep failing.

Says western propaganda. Goebbels himself would blush with the amount shit spewing out of western media outlets.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 5:41 pm

Word to the wise. When ASIC are bagging up your chattels you’ve got a problem.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 5:52 pm

No republic move until Voice succeeds: Thistlethwaite
Staff writers
STAFF WRITERS

The assistant minister responsible for overseeing Australia’s move to a republic says the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament must succeed before the campaign can restart.

Matt Thistlethwaite said the Voice was an “important stepping stone” on the way to a referendum on departing the Commonwealth.

“If that is successful, we are hopeful that it will be during this time, we can then move on to serious debate about becoming a republic and having one of our own as the head of state in the second term,” Mr Thistlethwaite told ABC’s Afternoon Briefing.

He said if the Voice to Parliament was blocked in a referendum it would set back the republican movement.

“If you look at the role of the head of state and the constitution, the constitution really is about guaranteeing rights for Australians – Indigenous Australians have not had that right to be consulted about issues affecting them – and that’s the first important step to take,” he said.

The assistant minister said any failed referendum would sap momentum from the campaign regardless.

“If you are under 40 in Australia, you’ve never voted in a referendum; if you are under 60, you’ve never voted in a successful referendum, so we are out of practice,” he said.

“I want to consult with those groups about where we went wrong in 1999, their understanding of the competition and how we can have them involved in the campaign in the future.”

– Ed Bourke

Give the “Voice” the flick and the republic the bullet – a man could regard that as a challenge….

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 5:52 pm

Might struggle to find a Liberal in WA.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 5:53 pm

Gumtrees should definitely be banned from suburbia. When was the last time you heard of an elm randomly dropping a branch and killing someone?

Deciduous trees don’t present much wind resistance in storms. European trees tend to get uprooted when things get really willing. Contrast somewhere like the Dandenongs after a decent winter storm.

Cassie of Sydney
September 27, 2022 5:54 pm

From The Oz…

Pauline Hanson condemned by Senate as she doubles down on inflammatory language

Pauline Hanson has been condemned by parliament for telling another Senator she should “p*** off back to Pakistan” on social media.

Senator Mehreen Faruqi – who is the deputy Greens leader – told the chamber she and her family had received racist abuse following Senator Hanson’s response to her own comments about the death of Queen Elizabeth.

The Pakistan-born senator offered her condolences but wrote she couldn’t “mourn the leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples”.

In a passionate address to the Senate on Tuesday, Senator Faruqi said she had a right to talk about the issue “without being racially vilified”.

Senators Penny Wong and Simon Birmingham co-sponsored an amendment to the motion, which removed the offensive language and removed the censure of Senator Hanson specifically.

Instead, it called on senators to “engage in debates and commentary respectfully, and to refrain from inflammatory and divisive comments, both inside and outside the chamber at all times”.

Senator Hanson, who smiled and scoffed throughout Senator Faruqi’s address, refused to retract her comments.

Instead, she doubled down on her attack, offering to take the Greens senator to the airport herself.

The response elicited immediate outrage from the Senate, with one senator declaring the One Nation leader was a “scumbag”.

Earlier, Senator Hanson claimed she wasn’t a racist and suggested the Greens’ motion was an example of “reverse racism”.

“I have always fought for equality for all Australians, regardless of race … at the last election, second on the ticket to me in Queensland was a Gentleman from India,” she said.

“If I was a racist I wouldn’t have people from different cultural backgrounds (running for One Nation).”

Senator Wong called her comments “appalling” and likened them to schoolyard bullying.

Meanwhile, opposition Senate leader Birmingham called for parliamentarians to rise above social media.

“My advice to senators of all stripes: stay out of the gutter, rise above the Twitterverse. Play the ball, not the person.”

This is why I like Pauline Hanson and why I now vote One Nation in the senate.

Oh and who was the senator who called Senator Hanson a “scumbag”? Conveniently, I note how the Oz didn’t name that senator, once again the MSM running cover for the left, something they wouldn’t do if it was a Liberal or National senator. Oh and any motion being organised by the stupid fucking Liberals and Nationals to censure the senator who called Hanson a “scumbag”? Probably not. The Liberals and Nationals…..feeble, spineless, supine, cowardly and craven.

As for Faruqi’s claim of “her family receiving racist abuse”, I am quite sure Faruqi’s claims are lies.

In the meantime, go Pauline Hanson.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 5:55 pm

Might struggle to find a Liberal in WA.

There’s a couple. Just need to know where to look.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
September 27, 2022 5:55 pm

WA sheep only need a post-breeder pink tag into their other ear, when they’re on the way to the butcher or boat.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 5:56 pm

Might struggle to find a Liberal in WA.

They’ve retreated to the high ground and pulled up the drawbridge…

Roger
Roger
September 27, 2022 5:57 pm

“If you look at the role of the head of state and the constitution, the constitution really is about guaranteeing rights for Australians – Indigenous Australians have not had that right to be consulted about issues affecting them – and that’s the first important step to take,” he said.

What happened to our right to be consulted about covid measures?

Among other things.

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 5:57 pm

Indolentsays:
September 27, 2022 at 5:51 pm
China Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel Usage Despite Its Commitment to Globalist Elites and Useful Idiots Like John Kerry

Cheap power is the cornerstone of a successful economy. Australia will find out soon that it is actually a 3rd world country. Fittingly, it is importing the 3rd world to match its new status.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 5:58 pm

A small West Virginia Wild Animal Park had acquired a very rare species of female gorilla.

Within a few weeks, the female gorilla became very horny, and difficult to handle. Upon examination, the park veterinarian determined the problem. The gorilla was in heat.

To make matters worse, there were no male gorillas of the species available. While reflecting on their problem, the park administrators noticed Ed, a part time redneck intern, responsible for cleaning the animals’ cages. Ed, like most rednecks, had little sense, but possessed ample ability to satisfy a female of ANY species.

So, the park administrators thought they might have a solution.

Ed was approached with a proposition; would he be willing to have sex with the gorilla for $500. Ed showed some interest, but said he would have to think the matter over carefully.

The following day, Ed announced that he would accept their offer, but only under three conditions.

“First” he said “I don’t want to have to kiss her. Second, you must never tell anyone about this”.

The park administration quickly agreed to these conditions, so they asked what was his third condition.

“Well” said Ed. “You’ve gotta give me another week to come up with the five hundred”.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 6:00 pm

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

– Albert Einstein

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
September 27, 2022 6:00 pm

Monty-
Busso golf club is gooood, but go elsewhere to eat. Thai Lemongrass is the real deal.
But better than both is the old course at Dunsborough, especially this time of year when the capeweed dampens the ricochet off the basalt a bit.

Winston Smith
September 27, 2022 6:03 pm

Johnny Rotten:

THE MODERN AUSTRALIAN VERSION OF THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER.

That one doesn’t seem to quite ring the bell the first version did.
Perhaps it’s the Fractured Fairy Tales version?
I couldn’t find the FF Ant and Grasshopper but enjoy anyway.

rosie
rosie
September 27, 2022 6:04 pm

Dandenongs storm saw many, many uprooted gumtrees. Rain beforehand softened the ground and down like dominoes they went.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 6:04 pm

A few gems in among the country golf tracks.

Bluey
Bluey
September 27, 2022 6:05 pm

https://rebekahbarnett.substack.com/p/australias-covid-response-cost-9348

A new report from Australian think tank The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) calls Australia’s zero-covid strategy and its associated lockdown measures, “a humanitarian disaster.”

It’s easy to understand why the authors (Morgan Begg, Director of the IPA’s Legal Rights Program, and Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of IPA) came to this conclusion.

They found that Australia’s Covid response, which involved some of the longest lockdowns in the world, cost $934.8 billion and resulted in 31 x more life years lost than were saved.

It also links to the 2019 pandemic management plan (232 pages) here:
https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2022/05/australian-health-management-plan-for-pandemic-influenza-ahmppi.pdf

Would be very interested in Dr. duk’s comments, if he’s not already expounded somewhere. In my layman’s skim of it it looks a lot like they opted for the strongest response, without taking into account anything much mentioned in the plan.

m0nty
m0nty
September 27, 2022 6:05 pm

I am not here to play golf Wally but thanks for the tip, love a good Thai restaurant.

Roger
Roger
September 27, 2022 6:07 pm

The Pakistan-born senator offered her condolences but wrote she couldn’t “mourn the leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples”.

Migrates to that “racist empire” & then vilifies the Queen before she’s in the grave.

Classy, Mehreen.

Tom
Tom
September 27, 2022 6:09 pm

A few gems in among the country golf tracks.

The best (and cheapest) golf courses are 100kms+ from the state capitals.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 6:11 pm

Migrates to that “racist empire” & then vilifies the Queen before she’s in the grave.

Classy, Mehreen.

YOU made the choice to emigrate here………

Cassie of Sydney
September 27, 2022 6:17 pm

“Migrates to that “racist empire” & then vilifies the Queen before she’s in the grave.

Classy, Mehreen.”

Indeed. Faruqi is a disgusting hypocrite. This is the same Green skank who wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag and walks around Parliament House spruiking “from the River to the Sea”, code for genocide. Of course, Faruqi says nothing about the centuries and centuries of racist Islamic empires from the Moghuls to the Ottomans.. Nobody ever bothers to call her out for her disgraceful hypocrisy. She, Thorpe, Bandt and co are a blight on our democracy…but what’s worse and what’s more worrying is that people vote for this Green scum.

johanna
johanna
September 27, 2022 6:17 pm

H B Bear says:
September 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm

The doofus married to the foot in the sandshoe woman is an “aspiring record producer” apparently. I went through life without aspiring to be anything in particular. Now it feels a bit hollow.

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Cheer up, Bear.

This site is chockers with people who aspire to be dictators of everything. There is nothing that wouldn't be improved by their intervention and control. Especially as everyone but themselves are stupid sheeple.

"AUSTRALIANS ARE SHEEPLE BECAUSE THEY DON'T AGREE WITH ME, LET ALONE UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.'

And so on.

Meh.

A bit of Frank Sinatra. 'They're hookers."

How right he was.

As a digression, less fortunate Cats and Kittehs did not enjoy hangover breakfasts at the Bourbon and Beefsteak in Kings Cross in the 1980s. Big windows open to the street, Frank Sinatra on the jukebox, Bloody Marys to revive the momentarily faltering generator.

Last time I went to a bar, the ponytail didn't know what a Bloody Mary was.

Let alone a dry martini.

A classic, the Brandy Alexander, might as well as been in Swahili.

Progress.

But, twerking!

They were selling a walnut foam cocktails something for $14.50.

Pathetic.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:21 pm

m0nty says:
September 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm

I am not here to play golf

Attire any different to this abomination?

Roger
Roger
September 27, 2022 6:21 pm

She, Thorpe, Bandt and co are a blight on our democracy…

The funny thing is I reckon Bandt is running scared of both them and in the meantime they’re putting the Greens’ ratbaggery out there for all to see.

Bar Beach Swimmer
September 27, 2022 6:22 pm

Dot @ 7:18 am

(No worries). So sorry for you.
Kind regards, BBS

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:25 pm

dover0beach says:
September 27, 2022 at 5:54 pm

I wonder how Euro markets are going to respond to Nordstream 1 & 2 down.

They’re up, ranging from .5% to 1%. Hoping that the next few days horrible, terrible news is good news.

I think Europe has had so much crap thrown at it over the past 8ish months, it just can’t get much worse. 🙂 Unles Rasputin lobs a couple of nukes just for the hell of it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 6:30 pm

Not many immigrants to Pakistan. A few child brides maybe.

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:31 pm

The funny thing is I reckon Bandt is running scared of both them and in the meantime they’re putting the Greens’ ratbaggery out there for all to see.

yes I think so too- repulsive wimmin but can’t pretend to be ‘moderate’. Quite funny actually. Interesting also the story about Thorpe abusing those people from the rival clan. Not much caring and sharing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 27, 2022 6:32 pm

The funny thing is I reckon Bandt is running scared of both them …

He reeks of soy.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 27, 2022 6:36 pm

Peter Garrett
@pgarrett
·
5h
I was a proud member of the government when Australia took Japan to The International Court of Justice over sham scientific whaling and won. Now whales are threatened by fossil fuel companies in our country. In a democracy we must let leaders know when they’ve got it wrong.

Riddle me this.
I am not permitted to take a boat within 200 metres of a whale (300 for jet-skis) or an aircraft (including drones) below 1500′.
And apparently seismic oil and gas exploration in the bight upsets sea life in Bass Strait.
But they are planning to build monster offshore windfarms in the path of migrating whales.
Not a word about that.

rickw
rickw
September 27, 2022 6:36 pm

Been a bit of shouting here today over who’s responsible for the pump spool welding calamity. Of particular irritation is the cost of getting the German tech back to do the re-alignment. 🙂

One thing to make a fabrication mistake, another thing to try and hide it, and stuff the pump alignment into the bargain.

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 6:36 pm

Ferrari F355 goes up in smoke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMkkUyojH7A

rickw
rickw
September 27, 2022 6:39 pm

But they are planning to build monster offshore windfarms in the path of migrating whales.
Not a word about that.

Mongocracy. Get used to it.

Going to be as funny as shit when a turbine experiences a blade separation and it harpoons a whale.

Johnny Rotten
September 27, 2022 6:40 pm

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

– Albert Einstein

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:40 pm

Did the north shore Barker boy ever apologize for the home insulation debacle?

rickw
rickw
September 27, 2022 6:41 pm

Attire any different to this abomination?

Never gets old…..

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 6:42 pm

Johnny Rottensays:
September 27, 2022 at 6:40 pm
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

– Albert Einstein

I think he meant ‘because not enough people do anything about it’.

MatrixTransform
September 27, 2022 6:43 pm

I am in the middle of making a batch of Haloumi

you legend.

noice work!

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:44 pm

Anal now in Tokyo it seems- the campus marxist sure gets around

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:44 pm

miltonf says:
September 27, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Did the north shore Barker boy ever apologize for the home insulation debacle?

Miltonf . He was responsible because he was the ‘vironment minister. Of course he was made the minister because he was a singer. I suspect though, the decision came from the lunatic, Rudd and he followed on without a whimper of protest. That’s how I vaguely recall it.

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:47 pm

Most likely JC. There is nothing I despise more that fire brand leftists from leafy suburbs who went to snotty nosed schools.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:47 pm

Rudd was/is clinically psychotic. I follow him on Twitter and almost every tweet is a fulmination against News Corp / Fox. I reckon he blames them for his loss.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 27, 2022 6:49 pm

Oh and who was the senator who called Senator Hanson a “scumbag”? Conveniently, I note how the Oz didn’t name that senator, once again the MSM running cover for the left, something they wouldn’t do if it was a Liberal or National senator.

The Daily Mail named him as Jordon Steele John – Greens Senator for peace and disarmament.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 27, 2022 6:49 pm

JCsays:
September 27, 2022 at 6:21 pm
m0nty says:
September 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm

I am not here to play golf

Attire any different to this abomination?

That was when he was dressed up for the occasion. He’s just slobbing around on the beach today, I will leave the rest to your vivid imagination.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:50 pm

Nooooo you don’t. Take that back, B John.

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:50 pm

Well that creep who was MHR for Bendigo called Krudd a psychopath. Correct in that case.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
September 27, 2022 6:51 pm

JC says:
September 27, 2022 at 6:47 pm

Rudd was/is clinically psychotic.

I had the narcissistic little shit pegged as a sociopath

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 6:53 pm

Gibbon

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
September 27, 2022 6:53 pm

That was when he was dressed up for the occasion.

Socks matched and he wore a sensible hat, im strangely ok with that.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 27, 2022 6:54 pm

JCsays:
September 27, 2022 at 6:50 pm
Nooooo you don’t. Take that back, B John.

Can I send you some brain bleach? Shrillary apparently has a good source of it, to use on her computers.

Razey
Razey
September 27, 2022 6:56 pm

Krudd is an angel compared the Hunchback tyrant.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 27, 2022 6:57 pm

I wonder how Euro markets are going to respond to Nordstream 1 & 2 down.

Wasn’t any gas actually flowing through either of them though. They were only pressurized.

The most interesting question is who took out three pipelines at once? And where (SE of Bornholm is interesting). All this after nothing like that hitherto (even Ukraine was keen to keep the flow going for the fees, the gas for themselves and to keep the EU sweet).

I’d hesitate to say green terrorists since the logistics of such an attack should be beyond anyone but a state actor. But if a state…who? And why now?

Searching through the news I found nothing about who might of done this.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 6:57 pm

I had the narcissistic little shit pegged as a sociopath

Okay, you won me over.

I suspect the party had enough of the loon and used the chance the low poll numbers to get him out as he was just insufferable. We then ended up with the Lying Slapper. Fun times.

Funny as because the Slapper was trying to use the Woyal Commishion to chop down News corp and when Rudd came back he repudiated her attempt to muzzle the press by saying he fully supported free speech and press freedom. Now he wants to close down NewsCorp and Fox. Rudd is a maniac.

MatrixTransform
September 27, 2022 6:59 pm

Wild goats are a plague

good point.

so are feral donkeys

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 27, 2022 7:01 pm

Rudd’s relentless and unfounded criticism of NewsCorp gives it cover to puff Albanese and The Voice nonstop.
The reality is that Murdoch made Rudd Opposition Leader and PM, and was totally blindsided when the Labor Caucus chopped him down.
How many of those people are in Cabinet now?
Very few.
Without NewsCorp’s promotion since, everyone woulda forgotten Rudd by now

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 7:02 pm

Rudd is just what you would expect to come out of Foreign Affairies.

cohenite
September 27, 2022 7:02 pm

Meanwhile, opposition Senate leader Birmingham called for parliamentarians to rise above social media.

“My advice to senators of all stripes: stay out of the gutter, rise above the Twitterverse. Play the ball, not the person.”

Birmingham is another in the long line of gutless conservatives.

JC
JC
September 27, 2022 7:03 pm

Birmingham is another in the long line of gutless conservatives.

Naaa, you think.

miltonf
miltonf
September 27, 2022 7:03 pm

Birmingham was one of many reasons not to votes LNP in May.

Cassie of Sydney
September 27, 2022 7:05 pm

“I had the narcissistic little shit pegged as a sociopath”

That was clear in 2007.

Roger
Roger
September 27, 2022 7:05 pm

Birmingham is another in the long line of gutless conservatives.

He’s a Liberal wet, not a conservative; always has been.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 27, 2022 7:08 pm

From Zulu’s piece not long back:

The assistant minister responsible for overseeing Australia’s move to a republic says the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament must succeed before the campaign can restart.

Ohhhhhhh.

The old ‘blackmail aspiring republicans who wouldn’t ordinarily back the Voice in a million years with a threat that if they don’t they’ll never get a republic’ chestnut.

Give those faceless advisers another eyebrow ring. Brilliance, writ large.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 27, 2022 7:12 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
September 27, 2022 at 5:52 pm
No republic move until Voice succeeds: Thistlethwaite
Staff writers
STAFF WRITERS

Matt Thistlethwaite said the Voice was an “important stepping stone” on the way to a referendum on departing the Commonwealth.

“If that is successful, we are hopeful that it will be during this time, we can then move on to serious debate about becoming a republic and having one of our own as the head of state in the second term,” Mr Thistlethwaite told ABC’s Afternoon Briefing.

I’m assuming that this is just “quality journalism”. There are plenty of republics in the Commonwealth. Surely not even Mick Trumble or Peter Fitzsimons would be lunatic enough to try to get Australians to vote our athletes out of the Commonwealth Games.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 27, 2022 7:13 pm

As a digression, less fortunate Cats and Kittehs did not enjoy hangover breakfasts at the Bourbon and Beefsteak in Kings Cross in the 1980s.

One in 1989, and another in 1990. Superb, given the attendant circumstances.

If Liability Bob’s reading, I once viewed a prostitute walking by there. See – you’re not the only one.

Dragnet
Dragnet
September 27, 2022 7:17 pm

I saw that too Timothy N

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