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Suicide of Saul, Pieter Bruegel, 1562


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Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 7:22 pm

Apparently in mid-term elections in the US when it’s 2022 in Miami Dade County, Florida it’s 1882 in Maricopa County, Arizona.

rosie
rosie
November 11, 2022 7:23 pm

Completely plausible result.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 11, 2022 7:23 pm

Dot did you explain to the rent a snatch why the price of CAD is about 1/3 the value of when you were boosting it as the next big thing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 7:23 pm

If Sean Bean looked like Monty, it’d be even more ridiculous.

Speaking of the gent, I purchased Civilization VI off of Steam yesterday. It’s on sale at 90% off until 23 Nov, so $8.99. Worthwhile although I still play the previous version from time to time. (File size a chunky 8ish GB.)

Fired it up once it downloaded and quite enjoyed the monologue from the man hisself about the nation I was to lead. Very sharp(e)ish. It was written for that nation, which was Rome I think, so there must be other scripts too for all the other combinations. Only played a few turns to see what it was like: not bad, especially for nine bucks.

Mater
November 11, 2022 7:24 pm

“Welcome to Country” preformed before the Remembrance Day commemoration. Words fail me, they honestly fvcking do.

When you break it down, it’s fucking disgusting.

The tribute to a bunch of unspecified, unnamed and largely unaccomplished elders (past, present and yet to even exist), takes precedence over that of our war dead.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 7:28 pm

The tribute to a bunch of unspecified, unnamed and largely unaccomplished elders (past, present and yet to even exist), takes precedence over that of our war dead.

I was in Costco at 11:00am and was absolutely shocked that they had that BS before the Ode to our war dead. Just disgusting I am so sick of the bullshit. No to the inVoice

DaFisk
DaFisk
November 11, 2022 7:28 pm

Lots more explodey weapons going Ukraine’s way, as Kherson prepares to surrender to the irresistible and historically inevitable advance of the Ukes.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-sending-ukraine-another-400-million-weapons-package?intcmp=tw_fnc

Ka-BOOM!

Razey
Razey
November 11, 2022 7:29 pm

hefrollickingmolesays:
November 11, 2022 at 7:18 pm
Kari Lake lost the election to Stacey Abrams in Arizona

Late night ballot dumps to the rescue???

Russian hackers.

Razey
Razey
November 11, 2022 7:30 pm

DaFisksays:
November 11, 2022 at 7:28 pm
Lots more explodey weapons going Ukraine’s way, as Kherson prepares to surrender to the irresistible and historically inevitable advance of the Ukes.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-sending-ukraine-another-400-million-weapons-package?intcmp=tw_fnc

Ka-BOOM!

More stuff for Vlad to blow up. Ukraine Nazis will never win.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 7:31 pm

Just disgusting I am so sick of the bullshit. No to the inVoice

For shame, Tintarella, don’t you realize that Aboriginal souls will be crushed, if the voice fails?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 11, 2022 7:31 pm

I purchased Civilization VI off of Steam yesterday

Nothing can beat the Sumerians….
And their mead.

Cassie of Sydney
November 11, 2022 7:34 pm

“I am so sick of the bullshit. “

Most Australians are, but due to our apathy, it’s become entrenched. About six months ago, I arrived at my office and noticed a piece of paper on my desk. Every desk had them. It was from HR, saying that before every meeting, even a meeting with only three or four people, the welcome to country was to be read.

I threw the piece of paper in the bin, where it belongs.

Roger
Roger
November 11, 2022 7:38 pm

Nothing is sacred anymore Zulu

Except Welcome to Country.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 7:38 pm

Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund spent $9 million in Alaska against Republican nominee Kelly Tshibaka, but only $100k in Arizona against Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly.

Even worse he took all that money of Gen. Dan Bolduc, who was extremely competitive (except maybe for the Dem steal).

McConnell is total swamp. He’s one reason I’d like Trump to run again just so he gets apoplectic.
Even if Trump loses, which he would since no Republican can win in 2024.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 7:42 pm

Mike Martin @ThreshedThought
Here are some basic geographical facts. The black line is where the front line will shortly be running along the river Dnipro. Obviously attacking across that will be a mission for the Ukr. But look: The Ukr are already over the river further to the E enabling them to hook round

The point he is making here with the map he illustrates is that the Dnipro may be a temporary barrier for the retreating Russian forces as the Ukraine troops who consolidate in Kherson will find it very difficult to attack to the south, but the Russians on the left bank will eventually get flanked by Ukraine circling round from Zaporizhia and attacking from the east.

I don’t see any good reason why Ukraine would sue for peace at this point. Russia has extremely narrow, long and vulnerable supply lines. Putin’s mobilisation has had no visible effect so far. Things looking crook for Team Z.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 7:43 pm

Oops, here’s the link to the tweeted map.

https://twitter.com/ThreshedThought/status/1590980758625296384

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 11, 2022 7:43 pm

Heard AFP Commissioner on radio talking about the Medibank hack. Says knows who they are. Russians.

Then says going to liase with Russian police to bring them to justice. Says won’t be first time brought people from overseas to face trial here.

I guess he must have missed the bit about our Govt supplying military aid to Ukraine.

Just mind blowing BS that he could think INTERPOL might be able to help or that Russian police would even respond. However bonus might be a couple of Russians dying of laughter when hear our request for help.

cohenite
November 11, 2022 7:43 pm

If DeSantis runs, he should expect a horse’s head in his bed.

And if you grow up you can expect a dick between your chubby little legs.

Zipster
November 11, 2022 7:48 pm
Roger
Roger
November 11, 2022 7:49 pm

Just mind blowing BS that [AFP Commissioner] could think INTERPOL might be able to help or that Russian police would even respond.

I’m sure Interpol could help but the rest is laughable.

Welcome to the new world order.

Hint: It’s multipolar.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 7:52 pm

How’s about http://www.themilliganproject.com.au (not set up just yet)…

I can put out a call for “intel” to write the book (as she/Vic Pol did on Pell).

I’ll call it “Operation Togethering” or “Operation Blethering”

Lysander I would support it for sure, with a bit of money too. I don’t have much but, as they say, every little bit helps – and I relish the thought of Louse Milligan knowing it’s being written.

Cassie of Sydney
November 11, 2022 7:57 pm

“If DeSantis runs, he should expect a horse’s head in his bed.”

Nah I don’t think, but clearly it’s something you fancy a lot about.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 7:58 pm

I’m pretty sure that the US Constitution leaves how elections are run entirely up to each individual state legislature. This is why SCOTUS won’t be interfering in anything, and refuse to hear any cases.

Accordingly, the only way to “stop the steal” is to win those legislatures and change the voting rules. Everyone concentrates on the “House and Senate” seats, but you can only win those if you control how the those seats are determined.

The founding fathers ensured it is a “ground up system”, rather than a “top down system”. In other words, you can’t be in Washington and dictate how elections are run. That’s entirely up to the people of each state to decide.

Can you imagine Biden with the power to decide how elections are run? Republicans would never get into Government again. Ever.

State Governors and State Legislators are much more critical than House and Senate seats. It is ultimately where the real power lies. The Democrats have known this for years.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 7:59 pm

If DeSantis runs, he should expect a horse’s head in his bed.

Very much in the Democrat way of doing things.

Zipster
November 11, 2022 7:59 pm

New Drug To Treat Long COVID-19 (PASC) – Paxlovid Testing

fancy that a 3-cl protease inhibitor… where have we seen that before…

oh thats right, ivermectin is a 3-cl-protease inhibitor

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 11, 2022 7:59 pm

“Welcome to Country” performed before the Remembrance Day commemoration.

Was it a “welcome”, Zulu, or an “acknowledgement”?

Welcome = $500+ for the “performer”, whereas “acknowledgement” can be a quick sentence….

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 8:00 pm

McConnell is total swamp.

. He didn’t want to win in the Senate lest he lose his ‘leadership’ of the Senate Republicans. He certainly didn’t want Trump-supported senators that is so obvious. What a creature.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 8:03 pm

Was it a “welcome”, Zulu, or an “acknowledgement”?

In Costco it came over the PA so can’t say who was doing the ‘welcome/acknowledgment’. I will ask and advise

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 11, 2022 8:03 pm

Trump didn’t want any Senators either.
Otherwise, why pick dills like Oz and Walker?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 8:04 pm

State Governors and State Legislators are much more critical than House and Senate seats. It is ultimately where the real power lies. The Democrats have known this for years.

. Indeed

Roger
Roger
November 11, 2022 8:04 pm

Can you imagine Biden with the power to decide how elections are run? Republicans would never get into Government again. Ever.

Yes, that’s a good point.

But SCOTUS has a role to play where state laws contradict federal laws.

As in Arizona recently.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 11, 2022 8:05 pm

Remembrance Day was big on Brisbane FM today.
Are we gearing up for another War?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 8:05 pm

I threw the piece of paper in the bin, where it belongs.

. Atta girl, Cassie.

Zipster
November 11, 2022 8:08 pm

I don’t see any good reason why Ukraine would sue for peace at this point.

other than you know europe about to go into a catastrophic energy crisis in 2023, and ukraine having all its critical infrastructure destroyed, nope no reason at all

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 8:10 pm

Was it a “welcome”, Zulu, or an “acknowledgement”?

This was a full blown “welcome” – smoking ceremony, the lot.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 11, 2022 8:11 pm

For shame, Tintarella, don’t you realize that Aboriginal souls will be crushed, if the voice fails?

I realise that Aboriginal souls – (mine included it being indigenous to this country) -have no bearing on our Australian Constitution

Winston Smith
November 11, 2022 8:11 pm

Bruce O’Newk:

I purchased Civilization VI off of Steam yesterday

Steam won’t let me into my account, and without my password/details I can’t complain to them for assistance.
Just another not fit for purpose piece of shit site.
Like Windows 11.
If you don’t allow the Google monster to decide what you want to do with your files, it just won’t do shit. Same with the Samsung Tablet – you don’t choose anything – you just get to pick from options. Their options. Not yours.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 8:13 pm

Mater at 6.11:

Who Monty reminds me of when he starts pontificating on military stuff:

Great scene, and an even better question for mUnter:

‘What is the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?’

Dot
Dot
November 11, 2022 8:13 pm

Dot did you explain to the rent a snatch why the price of CAD is about 1/3 the value of when you were boosting it as the next big thing.

I will be buying a decent tranche cone mid December.

If Mt B gets approved and they get decent drill cores like DEG, good good. 🙂

They basically won in court and being referred back to the Warden’s Court, where they have won again and again.

Story time:

I lost my nerve on CSS and gypped myself out of enough money to buy a house for cash.

Never again!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 8:14 pm

I don’t see any good reason why Ukraine would sue for peace at this point.

Yah. It’s personal now. The Ukrainians are advancing over their own dead to take a Russian to Hell.
By their teeth, if they can sink them into one. That’s how that part of the world thinks. Very Slavic.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 8:15 pm

Zulu’s piece at 5.04:

An East Kimberley town wants to see tribal justice introduced as the community desperately tries to come up with solutions to tackle the rising rates of youth crime.

And:

“The police are very interested in it, the elders here are very interested in it. They are all fully supportive of moving in this direction,” he said.

I’ll fucking bet they’re interested in it.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 8:15 pm

If Washington Democrats were able to dictate election rules, early voting would be starting 3 months in advance, there would be zero voter ID, non citizens would be eligible to vote and you wouldn’t be able to walk down the street without tripping over an unsupervised drop box.

Everyone concentrates on these “big races” – the Senate and the House. What’s actually more important is the local races.

Look at the races for “School Boards”. Does anyone seriously think CRT being taught in schools would be an issue if parents had been paying attention to what’s been going on at the grass roots level? The School Boards got stacked with leftards and now the entire education system is fucked. Ditto local councils and Sheriff’s Offices.

Republicans need to start fixing this stuff from the bottom up, not the top down.

Razey
Razey
November 11, 2022 8:20 pm

“The degree of personal freedom that exists in a society is determined more by the economic and technological structure of the society than by its laws or its form of government. Most of the Indian nations of New England were monarchies, and many of the cities of the Italian Renaissance were controlled by dictators. But in reading about these societies one gets the impression that they allowed far more personal freedom than our society does.
In part this was because they lacked efficient mechanisms for enforcing the ruler’s will: There were no modern, well-organised police forces, no rapid long-distance communications, no surveillance cameras, no dossiers of information about the lives of average citizens. Hence it was relatively easy to evade control.”
? Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 8:20 pm

Steam won’t let me into my account, and without my password/details I can’t complain to them for assistance.

Winston – you might find the workaround to be helpful. On the Steam icon edit it to add the following string: “-noreactlogin” after “Steam.exe” in the Target field. Then when you click on it the old login comes up without the new second factor authentication rubbish.

Has to be Steam.exe though. If you try to start a game without being logged in you get the extra stuff. But once you’re in the game itself will start ok.

I complained to them and had a couple fruitless interchanges until I found this workaround from some nice person on a Reddit or somewhere.

Winston Smith
November 11, 2022 8:20 pm

Salvatore:
A question about XXXX Bitter cans.
I just cracked a carton to get over the elections and the taste is shite.
I suppose that’s par for the course today, but it’s almost cloyingly sweet as if there’s sod all bitterness in it.
I realise its a 15.1.23 but its still well within range and has been refrigerated since birth.
Have there been any complaints you know of?
I can’t get Emu Bitter here – life’s pretty crap at the moment.

Winston Smith
November 11, 2022 8:23 pm

Woger:

Welcome to the new world order.
Hint: It’s multipolar.

Wrong. It’s Bipolar – Us and Them.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 8:28 pm

Whilst I’m on my rant, the entire election system needs to be overhauled.

There is way too much money (donors) and influence (media/big tech) involved.

I’m personally against regulation, but it’s completely out of control. These people (donors on both sides) are now pretty much buying elections. It’s fucking insane when candidates like Beto and Stacey are burning $100 million and still getting trounced.

Obviously, the media and big tech love the system as it is. Advertising revenue during elections is like Christmas sales, Halloween and Thanksgiving all rolled into one.

cohenite
November 11, 2022 8:29 pm

Trump didn’t want any Senators either.
Otherwise, why pick dills like Oz and Walker?

Yeah, sure crotchless, they’re worse than Fetterman; fuckwit.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 8:29 pm

And what about the RUS forces in Donetsk area that would now be behind the UKR force that has now turned right towards the RUS forces on the left bank?

The methodical way the Ukrainians have handled Kherson shows they are quite capable of doing the Russians slowly.

I am sure they will figure out the best locations to hit to disrupt supply lines without getting encircled themselves.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 8:30 pm

‘What is the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?’

“How’s my old mate Percy Gratwick these days?”

P
P
November 11, 2022 8:30 pm

Here in NSW today – Remembrance Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GtPvOjBUJs&t=1166s

Louis Litt
November 11, 2022 8:34 pm

Rogers’s- your quote re the taliban banning sex even between husband and wife – this is what is happemimg to us. Heterosexual behaviour and interplay is deplored where as homosexual behaviour is being framed as ideal.
Not to mention having babies whic is not a part of you or carried by you.
Society breakdown -sex gone bad.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 8:35 pm

When someone like Fetterwoman gets elected and touted as a future Presidential candidate, you pretty much know the system is fucked. FFS, only a couple of years back Michael Avenatti was being touted as a future President.

US Politics is total and utter shit show, and Australian politics isn’t far behind.

cohenite
November 11, 2022 8:38 pm

The first series of Jack Reacher was good, tough tv; so naturally the boof-head who played Reacher, and played him well, comes out as woke pinhead who’s leaving twitter because Elon is a free speech absolutist.

Like I say he only things I’ll be able to watch soon will be the Marx Brothers, Screwball comedies, old versions of Jane Austen which don’t have characters turned into blacks, lesbians or otherwise woke dipshits and documentaries about cute owls

Winston Smith
November 11, 2022 8:38 pm

Tinta:

I realise that Aboriginal souls – (mine included it being indigenous to this country) -have no bearing on our Australian Constitution

Yet.
This is where Woke takes us. When the Preamble is put in, you’ll suddenly find that “Preamble” has a very different meaning to what you thought. A bit like Gay Marriage which translates to Minor Attracted Persons reading poetry to your kiddies.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 8:40 pm

Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future

LOL, Razey just quoted the Unabomber. That’s the level of discourse in here.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 8:44 pm

Whilst I’m on my rant, the entire election system needs to be overhauled.

One man, one vote, one finger.
Coloured purple.
I’m prepared to move my position to one person, one vote, one finger.
But no further. 😀

Lately the AEC seems to’ve started to use biros. Not a good move, since biro looks very like printer output. I think ballots should be paper and pencil, because you can’t fake a pencil mark as easily as you can a biro one. But call me old fashioned. Hey that’s an idea! We can do like the Athenians with those disc thingies.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 8:50 pm

LOL, Razey just quoted the Unabomber. That’s the level of discourse in here.

Monty, you are really thick. You realize this don’t you?
Sheesh even your thickness is thick.
Razey knows who he is.
It’s called “irony”.
Sheesh.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
November 11, 2022 8:51 pm

LOL, Razey just quoted the Unabomber. That’s the level of discourse in here.

We quote you all the time, boofhead. It’s not an endorsement, for you thickies that can’t tell the difference.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 8:52 pm

Everyone on Earth knows that the Unabomber was a crazed leftist.
Except, it seems, Monty.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
November 11, 2022 8:55 pm

When someone like Fetterwoman gets elected and touted as a future Presidential candidate, you pretty much know the system is fucked.

He looks like Joe’s bodyguard, only less smart.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 9:01 pm

Yeah db, after your performance lately I don’t think you can be supercilious. Your side has been losing everything, and your personal predictions have all been dead wrong.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 9:01 pm

and I relish the thought of Louse Milligan knowing it’s being written

Easy fix here if the objective is simply to “piss her off”.

Skip the expenses. Forget the publisher and all the related expenses of writing, printing, advertising, fund raising and all the rest of it.

Just email her and tell her you are writing a book. A well worded email will save you a heap of time, effort and expense. Tell her what you intend to write about and “reach out to her” for comment. Explain to her the “chapters and topics” that your book will be covering, and that you are graciously offering her the opportunity to respond prior to publication.

It should cause her quite a few sleepless nights, and she will probably go to the expense of “lawyering up”.

About an hour of your time. Mission Accomplished.

Crossie
Crossie
November 11, 2022 9:01 pm

James Morrow is on Sky at the moment and interviewing everyone and anyone who will badmouth Trump. I am really disappointed in him, I expected better.

What is particularly galling of Adam Creighton, whom James is interviewing, is that he is saying that McConnell and McCarthy are not to be blamed as the voters don’t know who they are. It appears that because Trump is known by all he is responsible for everything.

Creighton and Morrow must be auditioning for a job at the ABC or Fairfax/Nine.

flyingduk
flyingduk
November 11, 2022 9:03 pm

Dotsays:
November 11, 2022 at 4:17 pm
Lauren Boebert is an OWL.

A cute owl.

Thigh holsters suck btw

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 11, 2022 9:03 pm

Except Welcome to Country

Like fuck it is.
A piece of self serving bullshit that most black fellas cringe at. Except of course, as alluded to earlier, to those ‘performers’ who pocket a nice stipend.
What is it meant to achieve? What progress has been made since Rudd’s sorry day? In my mind, I think all this crap has lowered toleration between whites and Aboriginal people. When it’s in your face 24/7 it’s easy to tune out, like I do.
Even the Australian Twenty 20 side has an Aboriginal design splashed on the uniform. I’ve had a gutful.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 11, 2022 9:05 pm

Just read on Kiwiblog. Interesting, over 3 links. Part 3 is probably the best as the 3 are lengthy and we already know about Part 1 & 2 being what Horseface has done:

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2022/11/nz_four_years_on_bittersweet_-_part_1.html

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2022/11/nz_4_years_on_bittersweet_-_part_2.html

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2022/11/nz_4_years_on_bittersweet_-_part_3.html

For your perusal…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 9:06 pm

Of course, it’s the Rat. Couldn’t be anywhere else (the Hun):

A regional city has once again been named the cheating capital of Victoria.

New data from dating site Ashley Madison ranks Ballarat seventh on its list of the top 20 cities in the country which are most likely to be hot spots for cheating. This is the second straight year Ballarat has featured on this list, having been placed ninth in the country last year.

Ashley Madison is an online dating site marketed to people who are married or in relationships and has been condemned in the past for its role in fostering infidelity.

The full list, across the nation:

1. Mackay, QLD

2. Canberra, ACT

3. Albury, NSW

4. Rockhampton, QLD

5. Cairns, QLD

6. Toowoomba, QLD

7. Ballarat, VIC

8. Townsville, QLD

9. Gold Coast, QLD

10. Sunshine Coast, QLD

11. Bunbury, WA

12. Bundaberg, QLD

13. Wollongong, NSW

14. Darwin, NT

15. Newcastle, NSW

16. Brisbane, QLD

17. Hobart, TAS

18. Adelaide, SA

19. Launceston, TAS

20. Melbourne, VIC

Naturally, Canberra’s on the podium.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 9:08 pm

I am sure they will figure out the best locations to hit to disrupt supply lines without getting encircled themselves.

mUnter! The colour of the boathouse!

At Hereford!

Dot
Dot
November 11, 2022 9:09 pm

You cannot have sortition bought and sold.

Here’s an idea. You can buy extra “tickets” for sortition.

I don’t know if I like it or not.

Crossie
Crossie
November 11, 2022 9:09 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
November 11, 2022 at 8:44 pm
Whilst I’m on my rant, the entire election system needs to be overhauled.
One man, one vote, one finger.
Coloured purple.
I’m prepared to move my position to one person, one vote, one finger.
But no further. ?

And only on the election day, no pre-polling or postal votes. If you miss out, you miss out.

The only way I would agree to postal votes is if they are counted and made public as soon as they are received so that there are no surprises days or even weeks after the election. The result has to be known the day of the election.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 9:10 pm

Just email her and tell her you are writing a book.

Don’t even do that. Half a dozen tweets should do it.

Total outlay – $8.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 9:10 pm

A cute owl.

Thigh holsters suck btw

Thigh holsters are sexy, Duk, you should always scroll to the very end of the Week In Pictures on Sundays.

Crossie
Crossie
November 11, 2022 9:14 pm

In my mind, I think all this crap has lowered toleration between whites and Aboriginal people.

Black Ball, I have noticed this effect as well and not just among older people, kids are getting fed up with it. This means that even the most naive among us are working out that this whole thing has nothing to do with equality but is a form of oppression.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 11, 2022 9:16 pm

Nietzsche and Nihilism – A Warning to the West

They write and write their insufferable
Sagacious larifari
As if to Primum scribere
Deinde philosophari

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 9:19 pm

Black Ball, I have noticed this effect as well and not just among older people, kids are getting fed up with it.

Cite you the schools that showed the children “Rabbit Proof Fence” so many times they lost all interest.
“Well, your great grandfather was farming on the Rabbit Proof Fence, at the time that film was set, and he never said anything about three Aboriginal girls, with a police party in pursuit…”

Razey
Razey
November 11, 2022 9:20 pm

m0ntysays:
November 11, 2022 at 8:40 pm
Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future

LOL, Razey just quoted the Unabomber. That’s the level of discourse in here.

Montgomery, New Catallaxy has just demoted you back down to a 1 Star Armchair General.

miltonf
miltonf
November 11, 2022 9:29 pm

Like fuck it is.
A piece of self serving bullshit that most black fellas cringe at. Except of course, as alluded to earlier, to those ‘performers’ who pocket a nice stipend.
What is it meant to achieve?

Make people think founding the Commonwealth of Australia was a bad thing. Undermine the legitimacy of the Australian nation. Cause division- divide and control. All marxist/alinsky poison.

Mater
November 11, 2022 9:33 pm

Montgomery, New Catallaxy has just demoted you back down to a 1 Star Armchair General.

Now if he can manage to shoot a hole in the roof of his basement, he can truly replace Bob.

Cassie of Sydney
November 11, 2022 9:38 pm

“Yeah db, after your performance lately I don’t think you can be supercilious.”

That’s what you do here everyday, you fat fascist fuckwit.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 9:40 pm

Eva Vlaardingerbroek joins Mark Steyn to discuss Sweden’s anti-lockdown policy

Eva Vlaardingerbroek would be hot with a thigh holster.
Ok yes she’d still be hot even without one of them.
A 50 cal Barett in her hands…sigh.
I can do fantasy.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 9:43 pm

Things db has gotten embarrassingly wrong lately:

-Russia will not run away from Kherson under heavy artillery fire and suffering mass casualties

– Trafalgar Group is a good pollster

– Republicans will win Senate with 53-55 seats

– American women will forget all about abortion rights and instead obsess over the price of eggs

– Cats shouldn’t be doom-and-gloomy about the midterm results

– there will be massive vote dumps overnight favouring Republicans in close races

You’d think after that Masterclass in Wrongology, db might have a spell.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 9:44 pm

Ok, I’ll just go back to my book now, I will.
Which is 1637 The Coast of Chaos by Flint.
Enjoying it a lot! Sadly he died in July 2022.

miltonf
miltonf
November 11, 2022 9:44 pm

Montypox is a nasty piece of work. Full of venom and spite.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 9:47 pm

Zhukov, Kissinger and Boss Tweed have nothing on Monty.
He is the man!

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 9:47 pm

Not a good move, since biro looks very like printer output.

I think I read above that they were sending out “pre-printed ballots”. You just needed to sign it. Not sure if it’s true, but if so, it’s really bizarre.

I believe the only possible resolution here might be to have a bipartisan Federal Government Committee do a thorough review of the US Election system and try to come up with a “Recommended Standard Election Procedure” based on “Best Practice”. It’s blindingly obvious that some states handle elections a hell of a lot better than others do.

It would then be up to individual states to either “adopt it”, or do it their “own way” (as is their right). The Federal Government can only offer advice.

The current system is insane, and it appears that Americans are just about fed up. It’s confusing beyond belief, but it just goes to show how the system has been gamed by the respective political parties.

I’m actually surprised that they all managed to agree on the Imperial measurement system, rather than the metric. That must have been an epic shit fight. It probably still is.

Dot
Dot
November 11, 2022 9:50 pm

– American women will forget all about abortion rights and instead obsess over the price of eggs

They will care about the price of oil very deeply by the end of January.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 11, 2022 9:54 pm

Arma – I suspect the Dems now have a very extensive database of valid signatures after 2020. Which means they can save on people actually going to nursing homes and ghettos, getting the poor people to sign those preprints etc. It isn’t as if they check the signatures anyway, so a computer generated valid signature isn’t ever going to fail to pass muster.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 9:54 pm

Russia will not run away from Kherson under heavy artillery fire and suffering mass casualties

mOnts, are you suggesting that the Ukrainians are shelling their own city and innocent Ukrainian civilians?

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 10:02 pm

Which means they can save on people actually going to nursing homes and ghettos, getting the poor people to sign those preprints etc.

It’s pretty weird scenario in a system where voting is “non compulsory”. Ballot harvesting is akin to pick pocketing and grave robbing.

These people have zero shame.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 10:04 pm

No Dillo. They are shelling the river crossings where Russian soldiers are fleeing en masse. Casualties are high from all reports.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 10:05 pm

Now if he can manage to shoot a hole in the roof of his basement, he can truly replace Bob.

Dunno, how many times has he shot himself in the arze?

cohenite
November 11, 2022 10:10 pm

Montypox is a nasty piece of work. Full of venom and spite.

And no dick.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 11, 2022 10:11 pm

there will be massive vote dumps overnight favouring Republicans in close races

The latest “dumps” I saw all favoured Republicans. Lake, Masters and Laxalt.

Do you have something different mOntster? Link please.

harrys on the boat
November 11, 2022 10:15 pm

Few and far between here I know. But a bit worried about Fisky. Used to enjoy his comments. Now he’s rabid about the Russia-Ukraine latest thing.

Is he Ukrainian or eastern European?

Cassie of Sydney
November 11, 2022 10:19 pm

“Things db has gotten embarrassingly wrong lately:”

You know something fat fascist fuckwit, Dover is the proprietor of this blog and he, like all of us, can get things wrong occasionally. You however get things wrong ALL the time. Oh and have you ever retracted your “rock spider” smear? No. I don’t need to remind you that you got that wrong, big time.

I think it’s time for you to fuck off. Quite frankly, you’re a disgrace.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 10:20 pm

They are shelling the river crossings where Russian soldiers are fleeing en masse.

Hang on. What about the disadvantaged native water carrier women?

Has nobody considered the disadvantaged native water carrier women?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 11, 2022 10:22 pm

New OT up.

Cassie of Sydney
November 11, 2022 10:22 pm

“Things db has gotten embarrassingly wrong lately:”

And further to this, there’s no way that Generalissimo Fat Fascist Fuckwit would have ever written that on Sinc’s blog.

MatrixTransform
November 11, 2022 10:31 pm

Russian soldiers are fleeing en masse

you’ve running this shtick for about 2 months now

which river crossings are the shelling mUnty?

Rabz
November 11, 2022 10:44 pm

The Turnbuckle, in excelsis, interminably waffling at the Sofitel* during a controversial event**.

*As one (allegedly) does … 😕

**BP off the scale, as so beautifully portrayed by the Leak Snr 🙂

Ron Elk
Ron Elk
November 11, 2022 10:47 pm

They’re hoping to hold on to the ‘election denier’ description for Kari Lake. Slow walking the count helps this. Eventually, assuming they can’t magic up mystery ballots from multi level car parks, she will win, and they will say the election denier denied her own election, and probably try and run with that, along with all their other extremely obvious dirty tricks. All the while assuming that people will forget that they counted the votes at pre industrial revolution speeds.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 10:59 pm

The latest “dumps” I saw all favoured Republicans. Lake, Masters and Laxalt.

Do you have something different mOntster? Link please.

Laxalt is only 9k ahead, was 30k yesterday and still only 90% reporting. He is going to lose.

Masters has had a few favourable dumps but others that went against him. The margin there is too great, still 6% with 82% reporting. That implies he needs more than a 2:1 margin in remaining votes. That’s not going to happen.

Lake the same sort of thing, but her margin is more doable. To be frank I don’t care about governor races, I’d be happy to say Lake wins that one. Masters is a different story.

Sorry can’t do deep links, I am on my phone.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:00 pm

The Leak Snr’s impeccable rendering of a Fifties HausFrau.

Magnifique.

The cartoon dates from 2016, presaging the vile decadent idiocy that “the West” has brought upon itself, now barely needing as it is, a proverbial jackbooted kick in the door to bring the whole rotten structure crashing down … 😕

cohenite
November 11, 2022 11:02 pm

what a pity: Kari has gone.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:06 pm

So don your face nappies and start losing your shit about bat flu (again) peons!

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:08 pm

what a pity: Kari has gone

Another victim of massive obvious and unrepentant cheating.

Which no one could have predicted, I tells ya.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:14 pm

Masters has had a few favourable dumps

mUttley – has the Fetterlump had any “favourable dumps” of late or does he need a massive electrickal charge up his clacker do the trick?

You being the only one on this blogue capable of investigating and answering this question.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:24 pm

mUttley’s favourite moozley womanage, engaging in one of her favourite activities …

Trigger warning: Irredeemable medieval idiocy as purveyed via your taxes courtesy of their ALPBC …

m0nty
November 11, 2022 11:31 pm

Fetterman’s current margin is 4.2%. It wasn’t even close, LOL.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:40 pm

Fetterlump’s current margin is 475.237%. It wasn’t even close, LOL.

A massive and long overdue triumph for the braindead community across the states, which now evidently numbers more than one in two peoples.

Idiocracy – no longer satire, your are now existing in it.

Break out the Brawndo – its got electroloitz, I tells ya!

johanna
johanna
November 11, 2022 11:41 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
November 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

“All of the world’s billionaires are brash, rude and vulgar? Ridiculous, and just plain wrong. Prove it. (Don’t forget Hathaway in your analysis).”

Who is “Hathaway”? Or is this, yet again, just another manifestation of your crazed obsession?

Heh.

Just testing your apparently encyclopaediac knowledge of billionaires and their personalities.

Berkshire Hathaway = that well known brash vulgarian, Warren Buffet.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 11:43 pm

Drunk again, Rabz?

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:48 pm

On a Friday night after being sober all week, mUttley?

As opposed to being braindead all the time like your good self.

You sanctimonious collectivist twat.

m0nty
November 11, 2022 11:50 pm

The path to 218: Why Democrats aren’t out of the race for the House yet

Basically there are 11 remaining genuine toss ups, and Republicans need to win only three of these to win the House majority.

Rabz
November 11, 2022 11:51 pm

mUttley as he imagines himself

A big fat pinheaded utterly incoherent braindead arse clown.

Oh wait, zero imagination required.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 11, 2022 11:52 pm

1. Rabz, stop believing Cohenite, he is not a source.
2. Cohenite, no Kari Lake is not gone, the DecisionDesk feed does not show anyone as a winner of AZ yet, there is 17% of the vote to count and only 1.3% between them.
3. Stop talking about the mid-terms on the non-midterms thread.

MatrixTransform
November 11, 2022 11:52 pm

Fetterman’s current margin is 4.2%

more like Fetterman’s cognitive abilities are 4.2%

only a retard like mUnty could chant “progress” after seeing that elected

but then apparently, a dead person was elected as well if you can believe it.

the will of the people … apparently

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 11, 2022 11:55 pm

A big fat pinheaded utterly incoherent braindead arse clown.

Curse you, Squire, that’s a double Scotch, and a new keyboard you owe me..

m0nty
November 11, 2022 11:58 pm

Then again Rabz, you can’t put two decent words together when you’re not sloshed, so good luck to you.

Rabz
November 12, 2022 12:03 am

Gee, thanks mUttley. 🙂

Note to self – go and stock up on “indecent” words.

MatrixTransform
November 12, 2022 12:04 am

you can’t put two decent words together when you’re not sloshed

geez mUnty,

for a bloke that wastes his time here essentially paraphrasing other people’s gibber he’s read on the internet, that’s a bit rich

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 12, 2022 12:12 am

Don’t mention the midterms here!
I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it.

#twodeadpigeons

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 12, 2022 12:33 am

Majority of these will be Election Day drop-offs and will break strongly R, while the last two days have been all I think pre-election day votes from Pima and Maricopa county.

Correct. The Democrats got swamped on election day because voters didn’t trust them. Hand delivered ballots on election day. Masters was getting 70% of the ballots. Lake was getting 68%. The Democrats are hoping that slowing down the vote will see another miraculous arrival of truck loads of ballots.

Ain’t going to happen. Too many eyes this time around.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2022 8:41 am

Dillo!

Whilst I’m on my rant, the entire election system needs to be overhauled.
There is way too much money (donors) and influence (media/big tech) involved.

Yes to the overhaul of the system. Voting ID has become an entry point for universal identity with everyone required to have papers – electronic or otherwise, when the problem is simply identifying who has, or has not voted.
My favourite is the indelible finger dye. Any issues with that – like having no fingers or otherwise can be dealt with in a practical manner, and we really don’t need to discuss them at the moment.
Go for the simpler solution and be done with it.
A simple piece of paper and ink (biro) collected and collated, then sealed for transport will help restore public confidence in the voting process, which appears -in the US – to be taking quite a hammering.
At no point should the original vote be digitised or electronically stored in any way except as an adjunct with the original vote as the copy of record.
1 election day and if you can’t get your shit together to get to the voting office once every three years well, tough shit.
If you’re in hospital or otherwise incapacitated, we used to have teams from the electoral office come around to the bedside to record your vote.
As an aside, I heard that Dominion had machines active in both the Victorian and Queensland elections – does anyone know of this?
Simple and relatively

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2022 8:51 am

As an aside, I heard that Dominion had machines active in both the Victorian and Queensland elections – does anyone know of this?

Unlikely, since you just made that up.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2022 8:52 am

Flying duk:

Thigh holsters suck btw

Needs a couple of valium* to get rid of the excessive muscle tone (some form of tetany?) and five kilos more. Quite cute owl but is going to look real hard if she doesn’t take my advice)
*a few drinks will suffice in lieu of the valium.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 12, 2022 9:02 am

This is an ex-thread!

Winston Smith
November 12, 2022 9:46 am

WokDoctor:

Regular food bought in average supermarkets in NZ, whilst significantly more expensive than the equivalent quality supermarkets in the US, nonetheless the quality of everyday products is much higher and is akin to the quality you can only get in the US at more expensive farmers markets and upmarket shops like Whole Foods. It is well known that NZ’s year-round outdoor grass grazing of cows leads to rich and creamy milk, butter, cheese, cream, chocolate and ice cream, but I was reminded that ordinary day to day veges like onions, spring onions, carrots, celery, potatoes etc. just have more flavour and colour than average veges bought in US supermarkets. NZ’s more local market gardens growing in rich, naturally watered soils yield better and tastier products than the industrial scale farms in the US and increasingly Mexico.

From your links last night: https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2022/11/nz_four_years_on_bittersweet_-_part_1.html
Brings me back to the point I tried to make a month or two ago about locally produced food. I remember nearly every country town in Australia had a wizened old Chinese* husband and wife team that would run a market garden and produced heaps of food – fresh, really nice food. (Every now and then we’d get an overrun of cabbage or zucchini or carrots, and we’d guts out on the donated excess)
If there were two of these farms the competition would be fierce to produce the best vegies and who could anticipate the market most accurately. There were also chooks competing to lay the biggest and bestest eggs. There were many dairy farms and by magic, urns of milk would appear as the sun rose.
The farmers would get together to play some tile game and drink some Chinese tea which made them giggle a lot. I’m not sure but I think there was a lot of planning and not too much competition at these sessions.
It wasn’t until I got much older and into a certain level of self sufficiency that I realised just how much these little paddocks added to the resiliency of the communities they served. Looking at the current situation where an insufficiency of government planning and just plain common bloody sense has made us susceptible to food shortages of second grade vegetables that are more focused on travel than taste, and to the advantage of the sellers and truckers than to the customer.
And really, when you look at the prices in the supermarkets for fresh food, have we gained anything? In fact if you were to try to set up a market garden – not a Farmers Market – which is just a rip off of trendie types who are too ignorant of how society works to understand the fleecing they are getting, you would be immediately crushed by the bureaucracy set up by the big boys to prevent this competition.
I was thinking of setting up some hives recently, more because it looks like an interesting past time than any desire to grow bees to make mead. The legislation and regulation is just mind blowing – and soul destroying.
Where else in the world has there been needed legislation to enter private property, to destroy crops and equipment, seize fertilisers and yes, the very ground the food is grown in to protect the AGro Businesses who can afford the paperwork to show compliance?
We used to have some independence in rural Australia but now I feel just more and more dependent on organisations over which I have less and less control every day, and more and more dependent on a controlling industrial conglomeration.
Anyway, I’m off to setup a batch in the still I bought recently, and if no more is heard of me, you may use the still to produce Isopropyl alcohol… 🙂
*Probably Vietnamese, Laotian, Khmer, whatever, but they were always “Chinese”.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2022 10:01 am

Dover Beach:

Are Trump’s remarks directed at DeSantis?
Or the people *behind* DeSantis?

An argument that holds an awful lot of truth, but is probably too difficult to be put succinctly to the Left who will refuse to hear it anyway.

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