Open Thread – Tue 22 Nov 2022


Canvassing for Votes, William Hogarth, 1755


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JC
JC
November 22, 2022 5:05 pm

Right after you back up this “FNQ” you’re always banging on about. Karen.

Oh, you’re living in Bellevue Hill Sydney now are you, Conrad Hilton? My mistake.

African gang numbers… Go!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 5:06 pm

I think this is reasonable.

British nuclear test veterans to be honoured with medal (Sky News, 22 Nov)

“Australian veterans and scientists who took part in Britain’s nuclear testing program seven decades ago are to receive a service medal after years of campaigning.

Royal Australian Air Force veteran Rex Kaye discussed his experience with Sky News Australia.”

Something to be proud of. Be more so if we had a nuclear deterrent ourselves as a result of that campaign.

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:09 pm

I don’t want to take the Wrongologist Record At the Cat (WRAC) Award off Munted but I think Andrews will win both his seat and government again (**sighs**):

This translates to a two-party preferred of 53-47 in favour of Labor, compared with 59-41 last time. Daniel Andrews’ lead as preferred premier has narrowed from 49-28 to 48-34. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Sunday from a sample of 1000.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 5:10 pm

Vote the Sack Dan Andrews Party and you’re voting Labor.
Here’s the proof:

35 H 1 Jaclyn Symes Labor
36 H 2 James McWhinney Labor
37 H 3 Gareth Mills Labor
38 H 4 Rahn Krammaer Labor
39 H 5 Mitch Bridges Labor

40 G 1 Geoff Shaw United Australia
41 G 2 Elijah Suares United Australia
42 B 1 Melanie Sharp Reason Party
43 B 2 Callum Chapman Reason Party
44 E 1 Karen Hocking Victorian Socialists
45 E 2 Emma Dynes Victorian Socialists
46 I 1 Wendy Lovell Liberal
47 I 2 Gaelle Broad National
48 I 3 Amanda Millar Liberal
49 I 4 Liz Fisher National
50 I 5 Jillian Merkel Liberal
51 N 5 Robin David Chapman Greens
52 N 4 Rosemary Storey Greens
53 N 3 Ralf Thesing Greens
54 N 2 Lenka Thompson Greens
55 N 1 Cate Sinclair Greens

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 5:12 pm

I swear, Perth has a weather forcefield around it.

Cafe Bruce does. It’s called Lake Macquarie. Quite amazing what such a feature can do to local weather patterns. Oftentimes there will be clouds all around the sides of the lake but as soon as they approach they evaporate. Maybe the Swan estuary has the same effect for you.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 5:13 pm

It’s over.

It surprised even me, Bear. Can’t remember when the RATs were introduced – when the Beloved visited his dying brother last year, he had to be masked. For all the good it did his brother.

It’s a dumb fetish, like so much of the idiotic mumbo jumbo. And the gowned Karencarers are the high priestesses.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I wonder if it would be worthwhile approaching Rowan Dean to see if he would be interested in duk’s story?

Media exposure is the only way to handle it.
Suing/demanding reparations/trying to get AFP to own up, that will all go exactly nowhere.

Daylight = the only disinfectant for those germs.

JC
JC
November 22, 2022 5:16 pm

Lysander

I suspect the libs will just run out of time to get break through. I hope I’m wrong though as the polls have really shown a material shift. The Libs campaign has really been energetic and hard hitting compared to the past. I’m actually surprised how good they’ve been in painting the Hunchback as an out of control prick. I’m receiving a few emails a day from folks like Guy and local candidates.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 22, 2022 5:19 pm

tackling the gunman and beating him bloody with the gunman’s own gun.

He shouldnt have to pay for a beer there again..

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 5:19 pm

Daniel Andrews’ lead as preferred premier has narrowed from 49-28 to 48-34.

Not altogether surprising since his opponent is Mr Beige.
It’s at the point where beige is becoming fashionable.
Beats red, white and black with interesting sigils.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 5:19 pm

And the gowned Karencarers are the high priestesses.

The weirdos even have a table designated “Gowning Station” at the door.

I ignored it in the same way I ignore Buddha garden gnomes and dream catchers.

But there was no passing the iPad of Khazad-Dûm. Into that I had to enter a vast quantity of data, including my temperature. Which was seething. No wonder the sick and needy remain un-visited.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Oh, you’re living in Bellevue Hill Sydney now are you

You’ve no way of knowing if I do or don’t live there.

Karen Shantaram, you’re tiresome, so just shortcut to the part where you wail like a hysterical schoolgirl that I’ve “started” a stoush with you (or a ‘pile on’ – lol) & are being mean to you, & report me to the Manager (Dover).

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 5:21 pm

NORTHERN VICTORIA REGION
Group M – Sack Dan Andrews Restore Democracy (Ticket 1 of 2)
1 M 1 Yasemin Ceylan Sack Dan Andrews
2 M 2 Mukadder Orhan Sack Dan Andrews

Here’s what’s happened:
The Liberal Party is popular with the Turkish Community.
According to Wiki:

In Melbourne they reside largely in the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights, Collingwood, Brunswick, Coburg, Fitzroy, Richmond, Springvale and Dandenong.

So, labor are funding a couple of Turks [through Glenn Druery] to draw the vote away from the Liberal Party.
It’s an old Labor trick, but it often works.
You won’t read about it in the Murdoch Press, just quietly.

JC
JC
November 22, 2022 5:21 pm

Media exposure is the only way to handle it.
Suing/demanding reparations/trying to get AFP to own up, that will all go exactly nowhere.

Daylight = the only disinfectant for those germs.

The Driller is a media expert now. A PR consultant in between laundry work, beer pouring and general blowharding.
Duk, you should make contact with the driller as he could juggle this to a big Hollywood contract.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

The Driller is a media expert now.

You got that part right.
So STFU & learn something.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2022 5:25 pm

Be more so if we had a nuclear deterrent ourselves as a result of that campaign.

My understanding is that Australia was working towards a nuclear deterrent, with the F-111 aircraft purchased as the means of delivery.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 5:26 pm

GreyRanga says:
November 22, 2022 at 4:16 pm

And yet, GreyRanga, I doubt strongly whether Joh will ever “report” your abusive comment.

And that’s food for thought.

JC
JC
November 22, 2022 5:26 pm

You got that part right.
So STFU & learn something.

Blowhard Talent inc.

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 5:26 pm

Monty is Hunchbacks Gimp.

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:27 pm

Indeed JC, Guy perhaps (?) left his run too late or, was ignored by meeja.

I see there are 12 Liebor seats on less than 5% margin (but two are Labor Vs Green) and you’d think there’d be some pick ups there for the Libs and perhaps a few more outliers.

I reckon the Greens will pick up 5. I’ll stick with 3 independents. That leaves 80 seats (currently 55 Liebor, 27 LNP)… so to win outright, LNP will need to pick up 14 seats. Not out of this world but also, sadly, unlikely as it means picking up seats with a greater than 10%+ swing. I’m ever optimistic that Victorians aren’t (complete) morons.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

My understanding is that Australia was working towards a nuclear deterrent, with the F-111 aircraft purchased as the means of delivery.

Lol, almost 55 years into that project & it still hasn’t happened.

Yep, it’s run by the Australian government alright.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Crikey, I own Karen Shantaram’s head. She’s posting to my every comment.
That’s one more broken added to my list of battereds. Heh.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 5:29 pm

Joh and Lizzie, why not meet halfway, Dapto greyhounds maybe.

I have rellies I visit regularly in Nowra and Bateman’s Bay. Suits me OK.
Also a niece in Canberra. Right now we’ve just got back home from the US, are headed to Qld in ten days, and will be in Nowra over Christmas, but we are heading to the UK in January. Still, amazing what you can fit in inbetween times. Next gatherings down south or Canberra way likely to be around Easter.

Anyway, a meet up with Joh is just a thought. Doesn’t have to be immediate.
I suspect we might find we have more in common than not. May or may not help, of course.

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:29 pm

I’m not going anywhere on Andrews’ own seat – exit polls in Australia are notoriously inconsistent.

Some are proclaiming that his seat has already had 44% vote and this is good for Ian. I’m still to be convinced and we’ll all know about this time Saturday (unless Mulgrave goes Maricopa).

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 5:30 pm

“Australian veterans and scientists who took part in Britain’s nuclear testing program seven decades ago are to receive a service medal after years of campaigning.

7 decades ago?
What does this mean, can’t they add up.
The Monte Bello Test was in 1957, that wasn’t “7 decades ago”.
Who’s doing the campaigning?
Here’s a more realistic Scenario:
Most of the people have died, many well before their time, and the campaigning was to tell the story of what really happened and how they were treated by TPTB..

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 22, 2022 5:30 pm

Ed Mong.

Congratulations on completely and utterly seeing something written and getting it completely wrong.
Meanwhile, you just promoted the Vaccine Schedule for kids, as well as the Covid Vaccine.

The post was about bastardry caused by the vax mania, not a promotion you spacktard. They had all the vaxes – but couldnt get in…

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:31 pm

so to win outright, LNP will need to pick up 14 seats

Apologies Cats; maths error: For Vic LNP to win outright they need to pick up 18 seats (unless the 3 INDs are Liberal-leaning) to get them to 45.

JC
JC
November 22, 2022 5:34 pm

Crikey, I own Karen Shantaram’s head. She’s posting to my every comment.
That’s one more broken added to my list of battereds. Heh.

Whenever he gets a decent kicking he’s always claiming a win.

Drills forgive me, but you’re terrible at initiating topics for discussion and it just annoys people watching you try so hard and failing each time. Please stop and focus on stoush trolling.

sfw
sfw
November 22, 2022 5:35 pm

Betfair have the Libs at 8/1 down from 12/1 a week ago, Labor odds remain the same, around 1.08/1

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 5:36 pm

Lysandersays:
November 22, 2022 at 5:29 pm
I’m not going anywhere on Andrews’ own seat – exit polls in Australia are notoriously inconsistent.

Some are proclaiming that his seat has already had 44% vote and this is good for Ian. I’m still to be convinced and we’ll all know about this time Saturday (unless Mulgrave goes Maricopa).

Hunchback will just parachuted in. Wont make any difference if the asshole loses.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 22, 2022 5:37 pm

How do they get to do that?
I mean what’s the justification?

Ask Rabz

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 5:37 pm

“nothing else, the ‘loss’ of the AFP body cam which would have exonnerated me demonstrates the need for greater procedural tightness about the capture and storage”
Apart from anything else, destruction of Evidence indicates a Conspiracy.
It’s not Rocket Science.

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:37 pm

Yes, Razey. It appears he has serious dirt on all of them!!!

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 5:37 pm

sfwsays:
November 22, 2022 at 5:35 pm
Betfair have the Libs at 8/1 down from 12/1 a week ago, Labor odds remain the same, around 1.08/1

Just where the punters are putting their money. Wonder what odds were when Kennet lost.

Lysander
Lysander
November 22, 2022 5:39 pm

ciao cats – gotta run for the day anyway, nice to have a Munt free afternoon.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 5:39 pm

Betfair have the Libs at 8/1 down from 12/1 a week ago, Labor odds remain the same, around 1.08/1
Ha ha, ring em up and ask what the maximum bet is on the Liberals.
$5 bucks, tops.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 5:40 pm

And yet, GreyRanga, I doubt strongly whether Joh will ever “report” your abusive comment.

Perhaps she should, Calli. The report comment function is there for a purpose, to improve the site.
I don’t think any woman should be called a ‘cow’ although to date on the Cat that hasn’t really been taken to be offensive. Perhaps it should be. But I do take Ranga’s point as one of concern for me and my privacy which is a legitimate comment. The email I use for the Cat is not my main personal email.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 5:41 pm

Ed that’s very funny, especially your arithmetic.
Being near an exploding atomic bomb is worth a campaign medal.
Desk jockeys get those, why not someone who was close to a detonating nuke?
Be nice if my grandad qualified, since he worked on Tube Alloys.
But since he’s dead I doubt it matters to him much.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 22, 2022 5:47 pm

(unless Mulgrave goes Maricopa).

Well, you can take that to the bank.
No way does two step Dan lose.

If none of the above works then we will have a state of emergency called, election cancelled and new “free and fair elections” will be held.

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 5:53 pm

China in Focus – NTD
Harris: ‘Unwavering’ US Commitment to PHL; CCP ‘Forcefully’ Takes Rocket Debris from PHL
00:57 Harris: ‘Unwavering’ U.S. Commitment to Philippines
02:49 CCP ‘Forcefully’ Takes Rocket Debris from Philippines
04:02 Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Johnson’s Criticism of China, Russia During Event
05:26 NATO: China uping Control of Western Infrastructure
06:27 Australia Retracts Remarks on Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid
08:59 Indonesia: Non-Alignment with Either U.S. or China
11:07 Indonesia Grappling with $22B Debt to China
11:53 Version 2.0 of Munich Meeting with Hitler: Gaffney on Xi-Biden Meeting

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 5:54 pm

06:27 Australia Retracts Remarks on Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid

nom, nom. yum, nom. the houso is on his knees sucking chicom dick

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 5:55 pm

The “Report Comment” button can be used for all sorts of things. Like the Upticks.

My view is that it’s like the Big Red Button – Birdstrike, for instance. And maybe anything else that might attract litigation. Ultimately Dover decides, poor bugger.

harrys on the boat
November 22, 2022 5:56 pm

Congrats Duk, great to hear.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2022 5:58 pm

One day at the end of class little Billy’s teacher has the class go home and think of a story and then conclude the moral of that story.

The next day Billy tells his story: “My dad fought in the Vietnam war, his plane was shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out before it crashed with only a case of beer, a machine gun and a machete. On the way down he drank the case of beer. Unfortunately, he landed right in the middle of 100 Vietnamese soldiers. He shot 70 with his machine gun, but ran out of bullets, so he pulled out his machete and killed 20 more, but the blade on his machete broke, so he killed the last ten with his bare hands”

Teacher looks in shock at Billy and asks if there is possibly any moral to his story.

Billy replies “Yeah… don’t fuck with my dad when he’s been drinking”

Tom
Tom
November 22, 2022 5:58 pm

Paywallian:

Nine stripped of Walkley Award over Andrew Laming report
For the first time in its 67-year history, the Walkley Foundation has rescinded one of its prestigious journalism awards, ruling that a report into the alleged misconduct of one-time federal MP Andrew Laming was undeserving of the top industry honour.
Nine Entertainment’s Peter Fegan and Rebeka Powell won the 2021 Walkley Award in the television/video news reporting category for their reports on Dr Laming’s alleged misconduct; the pair also won a Clarion award (at the Queensland media awards) for their investigation into the MP.
One of the central allegations of Nine’s reports, which aired in March 2021, was that Dr Laming had committed the criminal act of “upskirting” – taking a sexually intrusive photograph of someone without their permission.
That claim — that Dr Laming had “upskirted” a woman at her Brisbane workplace — was subsequently proven to be untrue. The politician, who vehemently denied the accusation, was never charged with the offence.
In September, Dr Laming settled a defamation case against Nine in the Federal Court, during which the network accepted that the “upskirting”claim in one of the reports which was included in its Walkley Award-winning entry was untrue.
The Walkley Foundation sought independent legal advice from Will Houghton KC as to whether the award should be rescinded, and Mr Houghton delivered his advice to the journalism awards body earlier this month.
However, the Walkley Foundation opted not to release its decision on the matter until after its annual gala dinner, which was held last Thursday.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Walkley Foundation said: “The Directors appreciate that parties settle defamation proceedings for any number of reasons. The Federal Court proceeding settling on confidential terms and the limited apology by Nine was not decisive by itself to justify the withdrawal of the Award, but in all the circumstances the Board resolved the award could not be maintained in respect of the third report.
“The first two reports in this series contained allegations that were very serious and raised important issues of public interest, but the award could not be maintained solely upon those allegations.
“Accordingly, the Directors have resolved to withdraw the award.
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“The Directors also note that defamation proceedings are not an exhaustive fact finding inquiry, or the Foundation’s chosen vehicle through which to assess journalistic merit.
“The relevant parties have been advised. The 2021 award for Television/Video News Reporting will not be presented to either of the other finalists as the Walkley Judging Board did not select a runner-up.
“The Foundation makes no further comment on the decision to withdraw the award.
“The Walkley Foundation has previously announced that it will conduct a separate process to review the organisation’s complaints mechanism utilising the skills of a panel of independent experts.”
Nine’s director of News and Current Affairs, Darren Wick, said: “This decision by the Walkley Foundation is extremely disappointing, and sets a very concerning precedent. Nine stands by the journalists involved and the importance of the work they produced, and as an organisation will not be deterred from pursuing challenging journalism that serves and informs the community.
“The current state of defamation law in Australia poses a significant threat to public interest journalism. Decisions about the settlement of legal proceedings are not always a reflection of the journalistic merits of a story. These reports were important examinations of the conduct of a politician, which contributed to a broader social discourse about what standards the community expects from its elected leaders.”
In a statement on behalf of the ex-politician, Dr Laming’s lawyer Rebekah Giles said: “Dr Laming welcomes the decision of the Walkley Foundation Board to withdraw its Award for Television/Video News Reporting to Nine for its coverage of the false allegations made against him in March 2021.
“The self-nominated Award gave credibility to false and damaging allegations that should never have been published.
“The Walkley Foundation judging panel were aware of Dr Laming’s legal complaints yet proceeded to grant the Award without making any enquiries of him about the substance of those complaints.
“The Walkley Foundation and other bodies should review their processes when legal claims have been made in relation to nominated publications. Dr Laming calls on the Media & Entertainment Arts Alliance to take similar action in respect of the 2021 Clarion Awards.”
The MEAA, which administers both the Walkleys and the Clarion Awards, did not return phone calls from The Australian.

Link.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2022 6:02 pm

Does anyone report rats test results to a central authority any more?

Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2022 6:04 pm

This is simply staggering. And just on the one hour point it shows the birthrate decline in various countries, with Australia being the worst at 70% !!!

LIVE World Premiere: Died Suddenly

And all of officialdom is refusing to even look at the data and is still pushing the “vaccine”. It truly is mass extermination.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 6:04 pm

Uh oh. We lost the Champagne Wars, now we may lose the Prosecco Wars.

What happens with charcuterie, I wonder? “Cold meat” just doesn’t have the same cachet.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2022 6:05 pm

Drills forgive me, but you’re terrible at initiating topics for discussion and it just annoys people watching you try so hard and failing each time. Please stop and focus on stoush trolling.

How do you know that it annoys other people you pompous windbag. Maybe it annoys you which is farking great IMHO. Why don’t you stop? Tosser.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2022 6:05 pm

I guess they do if some must if they are positive.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2022 6:06 pm

Australia being the worst at 70% !!!

Not in Victoria though
October was highest in the last three years.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 6:08 pm

Does anyone report rats test results to a central authority any more?

I wondered that rosie as I waited the 15minutes for the infamous second red line. Would I be reported? What would the KarenFührers do?

Sitting there, I sensed a sore throat. Then a need to cough. Amazing what tricks the mind can play. 😀

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 6:12 pm

04:02 Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Johnson’s Criticism of China, Russia During Event

give the man a gimp suit

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 6:15 pm

NSW Flood Report

And, just as expected, Seven News truncates Luigi the Unbelievable’s meeting with orange jacket man to “where have you been, sir?”.

Amazing!

They would have shown the entire sequence had it been the Libs. And , naturally, it was “how can we help?” Riley reporting.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 22, 2022 6:17 pm

Regarding publicity of Duk victory.

Rowan Dean has been the best supporter of the freedom movement in relation to mandates and Vax etc and coverage on his show and in Spectator.

However Ben Fordham has recently shown good support which is interesting considering scum Hadley goes to air just after him. If Duk could get into his show it would have a lot of cut through. Ben has a much larger audience than Rowan. Due to the timing of Rowans show, being late evening, not much of his worthy content makes it into the mainstream media. However quite a bit of Ben’s stuff does get picked up by the Telegraph and Daily Mail.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 22, 2022 6:19 pm

I am no Dr but does anybody else think JC has not taken his media today.

Quite a serious triggering episode going on in relation to pretty much everything Sal is posting.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 6:19 pm

We lost the Champagne Wars, now we may lose the Prosecco Wars.

There should be a reasonable solution to this rubbish. Say 10c per bottle as a copyright fee, then distributed to all the growers in that particular domaine. Ditto cheese and smallgoods.

I think it is European snootiness that prevents it. I don’t care whether the wine I have in this glass next to me contains Hermitage, Shiraz or Syrah since it’s nice whatever they want to call it.

cohenite
November 22, 2022 6:19 pm

Highlights from Geller:

BRAZIL: Left-Wing Lula Minister Signs Order Allowing Child Services to Take Children Away from Free Election Protesters

World Cup 2022: Iranian Players Refuse to Sing National Anthem Before Match with England

Arizona Ballots Found “Underneath Some Concrete and Rocks”

And I wish:

Kari Lake Bombshell: ‘I WILL Become Governor!’

WolfmanOz
November 22, 2022 6:22 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
November 22, 2022 at 3:50 pm
So, Daniel Andrew, Victorian Labor and the left in general think that the state of Victoria is a hotbed of National Socialism and there are Nazis everywhere. Well, of course they don’t believe that. However it’s a useful smear tactic, aimed firstly at distracting the electorate, and secondly it’s designed to intimidate and silence opposition. Nobody wants to be called a racist or a Nazi. Now, moving forward watch federal Labor use the same tactic to smear and silence conservatives, right-wingers and libertarians. Everyone who isn’t progressive, and who isn’t a leftist is now “far-right”, “racist”, “Nazi”.

What’s both amusing and troubling is that Danny boy, with a straight face, says how much he’s worried about the “divisive Americanisation” of Australian politics and yet in the next breath he starts shouting about the Liberals preferencing Nazis and racists.

Whilst not a fan of Matthew Guy, to his credit yesterday afternoon, when asked about Andrews’ smear, did finally show some spine and say that Andrews should look in the mirror.

I hope Danny the hunchback is defeated on Saturday. I don’t have much hope but you never know.

My forecast is that Labor will form a minority govt with the Greens (actually the worst case scenario for Victoria which I think you’re forecasted a few days ago).

The Libs have actually campaigned far better than Andrews and have the momentum, and whilst I held my nose voting for them in the Lower House (no real alternative in my electorate) I voted differently for the Upper House. God knows how that will end up.

Andrews is now seriously on the nose here in Victoria and is facing some stiff competition in his own seat from Ian Cook (I’d give Cook a 10% chance of upsetting the Imbecile).

As for the Libs, I reckon they have a 25% chance of winning, which a month ago I’d have given them a 1% chance.

If by some small miracle the Libs prevail, they will be useless but at least Andrews would be out and potentially facing some squeaky bum time as the Libs have promised a Royal Commission into the state’s COVID response including the amnesia re hotel quarantine.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 6:23 pm

Calli the media are filth and have been all my life- Just look at all the stuff coming out about Hawke aka little filth now that the meja hid from the public 40-50 years ago.

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 6:23 pm

I don’t trust any stats for anything anymore. It’s all corrupt wherever it comes from.

Delta A
Delta A
November 22, 2022 6:27 pm

Best wishes to your friend, calli.

How dementia patients are supposed to function with masked zombies I don’t know.

And toddlers learning to talk. I also feel sorry for children with receptive language disorders – aphasia, for example – and people with hearing disorders who rely on lip reading to help them interpret language.

And our ‘experts’ insisted that it was all for our safety. It worries me that, state by state, these ‘experts’ are being trotted out again after months of silence. I suspect that they are winding us up again into a state of emergency. Sadly, despite all our recent experience, people will fall for it – even welcome – more nannying from government.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 6:28 pm

If by some small miracle the Libs prevail, they will be useless but at least Andrews would be out

yes I’m thinking along those lines too

cohenite
November 22, 2022 6:28 pm

Jacinta on credlin; what an asset to the nation Jacinta is. But I’m a bit worried about her appearance; she looks tired and overweight. My other favourite pollie, Latham, on the other hand, looks gaunt and down about 20 kg; he has recently had a marriage split up, so I gather.

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 6:29 pm
miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 6:29 pm

Yeah Latho looks terrible, I wonder what the hell happened

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
November 22, 2022 6:31 pm

Albo has just committed to handing over 2 trillion dollars to furriners.

No worries. We can just print it. Or create pixels on a screen. Whatever is the process for increasing the money supply these days.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 6:34 pm

I don’t particularly like Matthew Guy but the ALP personal attack adds make me want to vote for him (well his party).

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 6:37 pm

Anal is a true campus marxist

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 6:39 pm

And maybe anything else that might attract litigation.

Yes. That is necessary. I have been termed a ‘whore’ on this site. With no modifying adjective.
Dover appears now to have removed it.

I intend only to use the report comment function if I am the subject of a very deliberate denigration intended to bring about a reversion to pile-on territories using fake memes of the past about me which also included doxxing. Reporting such a comment becomes ringing a warning bell, as I see it.

I too would far prefer to keep that function for site emergencies. May it soon be so.

Tom
Tom
November 22, 2022 6:41 pm

Haahaha. Laughing out loud watching Daniel Andrews’ main pitch to voters in the Sky News Victorian election leaders debate: the revival of the State Electricity Commission and government-owned renewable energy.

What could possibly go wrong? If Mathew Guy was halfway-competent, he would win in a landslide.

Bluey
Bluey
November 22, 2022 6:43 pm

Tomsays:
November 22, 2022 at 6:41 pm
Haahaha. Laughing out loud watching Daniel Andrews’ main pitch to voters in the Sky News Victorian election leaders debate: the revival of the State Electricity Commission and government-owned renewable energy.

What could possibly go wrong? If Mathew Guy was halfway-competent, he would win in a landslide.

If.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 6:45 pm

Latham, on the other hand, looks gaunt and down about 20 kg

Emotional stress causes both overeating, especially in women, and undereating. It is awful to see these two warriors brought down by it. Sorry to hear of Latham’s marital distress: that is guaranteed to knock you sideways. And Jacinta Price is carrying the whole load of parliamentary resistance to The Voice on her shoulders. Too much for one young woman on her own to have to bear. Best of luck to them both.

cohenite
November 22, 2022 6:46 pm

Re; the recent conversation on young single women and what a menace they can be: case in point: Brandy Zadrozny from NBC, defending sexual mutilation of young kids and associating the right’s criticism of this with the Gay nightclub shooting; as explained by Tucker, already linked to above but worth repeating:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4wx8lNBdzU

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 6:46 pm

The only thing worse than winning a Walkley is having it taken off you. *Louise Nilligan looks over her shoulder*

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 6:48 pm

Where will it stop?

cohenite
November 22, 2022 6:49 pm

And here’s Mark Dice on genderless babies being raised by single young, white women who have beards and pronouns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utMupFu0Uio

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 6:53 pm

Oh dear. Now we have Seven News telling us that toddler tantrums are a “problem”. Next…they’ll be a crisis.

Time to follow my own advice and turn the sh*t off.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 6:53 pm

They should erect a giant statue to Kennett for flogging SECV to those Euro multinationals for tens of billions. You couldn’t give them away today. No surprise to see the Chairman digging around in the graveyard.

Tom
Tom
November 22, 2022 6:58 pm

Daniel Andrews public transport strategy: “getting hundreds of thousands of cars off the roads”. That is, curtailing personal freedom.

This clown would never be elected in America. But Australia is still a convict nation where even the gambling ads joke about running away from government inspectors.

JMH
JMH
November 22, 2022 6:59 pm

Tomsays:
November 22, 2022 at 6:41 pm

Haahaha. Laughing out loud watching Daniel Andrews’ main pitch to voters in the Sky News Victorian election leaders debate: the revival of the State Electricity Commission and government-owned renewable energy.

What could possibly go wrong? If Mathew Guy was halfway-competent, he would win in a landslide.

I lasted about 14 minutes before switching off. Listening to Andrews lying through his teeth was a bridge too far.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 6:59 pm

calli – even I’m struggling to find an hour of FTA TV while I have my PEG each night. I have been reduced to ALPBC “News” and 20yo repeats of Rick Stein on SBSFood. They are so old his dog is dead. Surely that requires a trigger warning?

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 7:00 pm

This clown would never be elected in America. But Australia is still a convict nation where even the gambling ads joke about running away from government inspectors.

they vote for some real horrors in California and Oregon.

Tom
Tom
November 22, 2022 7:03 pm

Canvassing for Votes, William Hogarth, 1755

Many thanks for the great art, your Doverlordship.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 7:03 pm

I’m not sure I would use the USA as an exemplar of a functioning democracy.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2022 7:04 pm

Daniel Andrews public transport strategy: “getting hundreds of thousands of cars off the roads”. That is, curtailing personal freedom.

Of course it is.
Doesn’t matter if people have no interest in going to Cheltenham or Box Hill or any place in between.
Next week I’ll be ferrying around a 2 yo and a five month old and their mother.
Zero chance that will be on very inconvenient public transport especially when there is zero parking close to the station. And of course the federal government has cancelled that funding in favour of the white diplodocus.

MatrixTransform
November 22, 2022 7:05 pm

got a Deniliquin update from the MiL and FiL

flooding not as bad as reported but widespread and situationally a big problem for some.

the old man is still getting country work calls out to Hay and Balranald and such.
said he had to wade though a kilometer of knee deep water to get to a Telstra site in Hay

snakes everywhere
theyre slithering over yr feet while you take a pee.
we have videos of that too.

he did say though, that he’s not bloody going to Balranald.

the MiL just said that things are just a little bit tense here at the moment.

in good news,
word is that a particular caravan park owner who wasn’t allowed to build a levee
has reported that the new garden bed is holding up just fine

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 7:06 pm

And toddlers learning to talk. I also feel sorry for children with receptive language disorders – aphasia, for example – and people with hearing disorders who rely on lip reading to help them interpret language.

Indeed. Like my little two year old grandson who has autism and a speech deficit.

His first speech therapist tried to engage with and teach him speech modes while she was wearing a mask. This was in July this year, long after the Covid formal mask restrictions were removed.

My son moved his child to another therapist pronto.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2022 7:07 pm

He also searched around until he found a child-care centre where the carers didn’t wear masks.

Plenty of centres were still insisting on them for the staff.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 22, 2022 7:08 pm

Having spent since 7:00am on Nonna duty I have only now seen the news of flyingduk’s glorious victory. Congratulations I am now raising a small tot of Frangelico in your honour flyingduk – but only one. God bless you sir. Just wondering if there will be perjury charges levelled against the lying scum who tried to fit him up for charges of which he was not/never was/and found not to be – guilty.

MatrixTransform
November 22, 2022 7:10 pm

I am no Dr but does anybody else think JC has not taken his media today.

I remember JC telling the forum that he was initially a psychiatrist before he became Warren Buffet.

if its true, who knows what he’s prescribed for himself.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2022 7:10 pm

And Jacinta Price is carrying the whole load of parliamentary resistance to The Voice on her shoulders. Too much for one young woman on her own to have to bear.

Jacinta Price also has the burden of a fairly vicious campaign, accusing her of “selling out” to the white colonialists.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
November 22, 2022 7:12 pm

Duk @ 1:25pm – congratulations on a deserved result and especially for sticking to your guns – I dips me lid. And I agree with Knuckles comments @ 4.24 – civil action with a huge ambit claim. Fuck ‘em.

Rabz
November 22, 2022 7:12 pm

How do they get to do that?
I mean what’s the justification?

Winston – hysterical gullible anti-scientific fact and evidence free labore greenfilth gerbil worming imbeciles. No advance notification either – that is, none of them mentioned it before the last council elections.

That’s “how they got to do that”.

Several years ago that stupid slag yank keneally was “campaigning” to have gas to existing residences cut off.

Evil hypocritical misanthropic monsters.

2dogs
2dogs
November 22, 2022 7:15 pm

Russia’ strategy in Ukraine appears to be working.

calli
calli
November 22, 2022 7:21 pm

They are so old his dog is dead.

Poor old Chalkey. We’re in Padstow next June. I’ll check and see if he has a new derg.

I’m watching Call the Midwife tonight. The early episodes before it became yet another soap. Raw and gritty. Last week it was the workhouse siblings. When I did a quick Google, I found that the last workhouse in UK closed in 1930 but the last vestiges in 1948 because of the war and nowhere else to go.

mem
mem
November 22, 2022 7:29 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
November 22, 2022 at 5:19 pm
Daniel Andrews’ lead as preferred premier has narrowed from 49-28 to 48-34.

Not altogether surprising since his opponent is Mr Beige.
It’s at the point where beige is becoming fashionable.
Beats red, white and black with interesting sigils.

I note that you have consistently put Guy down in your posts. Yet you say you are from Newcastle. In recent weeks I have re-evaluated Guy and under the circumstances of Andrews owning, bullying every organization in the state of Victoria, I think Guy has done a reasonable job. For me he will get my vote mostly because he is not Andrews and he seems relatively benign and will give time for respite. Victorians are sick of the bulling onslaught from the Andrews Government. We need time to heal.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 22, 2022 7:32 pm

miltonfsays:
November 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Calli the media are filth and have been all my life- Just look at all the stuff coming out about Hawke aka little filth now that the meja hid from the public 40-50 years ago.

It is rather sobering to think… what if they were always like this?

Walter Duranty, the whole rotten bunch.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
November 22, 2022 7:33 pm

…and where’s Sancho, his sunny alter ego and hunting pack buddy? Alarm bells there

mem
mem
November 22, 2022 7:34 pm

Ooops. Should read. Victorians are sick of the bullying onslaught from the Andrews Government. We need time to heal.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 7:34 pm

Russia’ strategy in Ukraine appears to be working.

“They make a desolation and call it peace.” – Tacitus

The Israelis don’t do that to the Palis, although perhaps they should.

I don’t vouchsafe the Russians on this, but I don’t think they’re winning any friends by doing it.

Bill P
Bill P
November 22, 2022 7:34 pm

KD

They have failed on both counts. It is now payday. I have heard it said that in such circumstances, a civil claim for malicious prosecution is an absolute walk-up start.

I do so hope duk goes down this path.
And that it makes headlines.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 7:34 pm

The Blairgowrie incident alone is enough to want to see the creep gone.

Makka
Makka
November 22, 2022 7:35 pm

We need time to heal.

mem,

We need revenge and lot’s of it.

Don’t look to the SFL’s to deliver any of it. They are cowards and will do precisely nothing if they get in. Because they are part of the problem, not the solution.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2022 7:40 pm

Incidentally Vlad right now seems to want to piss off everyone.

Russian Defense Promotional Film Shows Military Plane Blowing Up Chinese Warship (21 Nov)

“In a video shown by the Russian exhibitor at the Zhuhai air show, a Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jet launched an anti-ship missile attack on a Chinese warship, which instantly burst into flames.

A Chinese online military media outlet commented on the video, “At first glance, it was just an ordinary computer-generated publicity video, but when you take a closer look at the bombed ‘enemy ship,’ why does it look so familiar?

It turned out that the warship being bombed was China’s 052D destroyer.” “This scene is too awkward indeed. After all, China and Russia [are] strategic partners,” the article said.”

Things appear a little crazy in Moscow at the moment. I hope they settle down.

Rabz
November 22, 2022 7:50 pm

Nein’s director of News and Current Affairs, Darren Wick, said: “This decision by the Wankley Foundation is extremely disappointing, and sets a very concerning precedent.”

Indeed. Braindead lamestream meeja j’ismists having to report anything that may bear some resemblance to the truth or actual events as they transpired certainly would be “a very concerning precedent”.

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 7:55 pm

It turned out that the warship being bombed was China’s 052D destroyer.” “This scene is too awkward indeed. After all, China and Russia [are] strategic partners,” the article said.”

no they are not

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 8:05 pm

Makkasays:
November 22, 2022 at 7:35 pm
We need time to heal.

Peace? NO PEACE! Just getting warmed up.

Razey
Razey
November 22, 2022 8:07 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
November 22, 2022 at 7:34 pm
Russia’ strategy in Ukraine appears to be working.

“They make a desolation and call it peace.” – Tacitus

The Israelis don’t do that to the Palis, although perhaps they should.

I don’t vouchsafe the Russians on this, but I don’t think they’re winning any friends by doing it.

Who wants to be friends with the Fag Homoglobo West and their enablers.

Bluey
Bluey
November 22, 2022 8:09 pm

Makkasays:
November 22, 2022 at 7:35 pm
We need time to heal.

mem,

We need revenge and lot’s of it.

Don’t look to the SFL’s to deliver any of it. They are cowards and will do precisely nothing if they get in. Because they are part of the problem, not the solution.

Yes. I want to see those who’ve abused public trust in jail at least. From the head on down, Labor have corrupted almost every institution and it need cleaning out. Guy is not the man for the job.

Bluey
Bluey
November 22, 2022 8:10 pm

And congratulations to Dr. Duk, a well deserved vindication!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 22, 2022 8:11 pm

Oops, should be meds not media.

“I am no Dr but does anybody else think JC has not taken his media today”.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 22, 2022 8:12 pm

miltonfsays:
November 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Calli the media are filth and have been all my life- Just look at all the stuff coming out about Hawke aka little filth now that the meja hid from the public 40-50 years ago.

It is rather sobering to think… what if they were always like this?

Walter Duranty, the whole rotten bunch.

The Gray Lady Winked — documents the perfidy and duplicity of the New York Times in great detail

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2022 8:28 pm

And congratulations to Dr. Duk, a well deserved vindication!

Absolutely- but what was the point of putting him through all that shit?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2022 8:29 pm

Peters severs ties with NZ Labour, lashes Ardern
By Ben McKay
November 22, 2022 — 1.56pm

Wellington: Former New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters has severed ties with Jacinda Ardern’s government, promising to never again support or form a coalition with Labour while she is in charge.

The enduring force of Kiwi politics is attempting to once again enter parliament at the age of 78, after losing office in the 2020 Labour landslide.

It was Peters’ NZ First party which propelled Labour into power in 2017, making Ardern prime minister after weeks of tense coalition negotiations.

In return, Ardern made Peters her deputy and foreign minister, posts he held for three years while Labour and NZ First governed together, with the Greens also taking posts outside cabinet in a tripartite coalition.

That working relationship is now dead after Peters said the Ardern government’s “dishonesty” meant he would not countenance supporting it after the 2023 election.

“Lying to their coalition partner and going back on their word is the reason we will not go back into government with them … nobody lies to me and gets a second chance,” he said.

Peters had accused Ardern’s government of a separatist agenda as it commissioned a report into New Zealand’s obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2019.

This has bled into an argument over “co-governance”, a local term for the growing Maori influence within government policy and decision-making.

The debate, which stems from varying understandings of NZ’s founding document – the Treaty of Waitangi – has an unfortunate racial tinge, and is something of an obsession of populist candidates like Peters.

Peters said Labour had a “separatist plan where some New Zealanders will have more rights than others”.

Ardern brushed off his attack, saying “lots of politicians say lots of things about one another”.

All is not well in the bouncy castle?

Zipster
Zipster
November 22, 2022 8:34 pm

anyone bored and want to toy with a scammer, this one has sent me his details

DHL Courier shipping company
Contact Person: Dr. Daniel Smith
Phone: +256 755 974 284
Email: [email protected]

Best Regards.
Mr. Wayne Lucky.
Directors, Bank Of Africa (BOA)
Plot No. 23 Patte D’Oie
03 BP 2147 Uganda.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 8:41 pm

Yes. I want to see those who’ve abused public trust in jail at least.
Don’t flip your wig.
Andrews is just a puppet doing someone else’s bidding.
Labor will boot him once he’s defeated and if the Murdoch Press ever mention him again, I’ll be surprised.
From the head on down, Labor have corrupted almost every institution and it need cleaning out.
You’re talking the French Revolution here.
Calm down and take your meds.
Guy is not the man for the job.
He’ll do.
All he’s gotta remember is:
Don’t be Campbell Newman.
Or Jeff Kennett.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 8:44 pm

Peters finds his principles now Horseface is doomed. What a worm.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 22, 2022 8:45 pm

Absolutely- but what was the point of putting him through all that shit?
Seriously?
Have you been asleep the last 2 years?

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2022 8:50 pm

Excellent news earlier flyingduk. As others opined earlier, worth giving Rowan Dean a bell.
Bushie, any truth to the story of the Sturt Highway being closed between Hat and Balranald?
I know that Moulamein residents were ordered to evacuate with the Edwards River there going bonkers. It’s very slowly moving too, water not flowing at the greatest of speed.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2022 8:55 pm

Peters had accused Ardern’s government of a separatist agenda as it commissioned a report into New Zealand’s obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2019.

This has bled into an argument over “co-governance”, a local term for the growing Maori influence within government policy and decision-making.

Mmmyes, sounds like a plan that wants to be recognised here. Aka The Voice.
If my ears weren’t playing tricks on me, I could have sworn I heard that Batman Avenue and other roads with ‘white colonialists names’ are to be renamed in the local black language. If true, gawd almighty

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2022 9:00 pm

Journalists with Anglo-Celtic background still ‘vastly over-represented’ on Australian TV screens, report finds

Could it just be that minority groups in this country just couldn’t give 2 flying fornications about journalism? Just a thought and didn’t need to wade through a million research papers on the subject.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2022 9:03 pm

Batman Avenue and other roads with ‘white colonialists names’ are to be renamed in the local black language.

One of the local councils here is doing that as part of their “reconciliation plan.” Words fail me, they honestly do!

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 22, 2022 9:07 pm

Catallaxian lawyers.

Under what circumstances may the Commonweath bring an officer of a State to justice?
Under what circumstances may a State bring an officer of the Commonwealth to justice?

Winston Smith
November 22, 2022 9:34 pm

Matrix Transform:

I am no Dr but does anybody else think JC has not taken his media today.

This has been going on since his rushed visit to the US about 10 days ago.
Something tells me it wasn’t to collect a Nobel Prize for Economics.
There’s a pile of dollies under the Bay window of his ‘offices’ that constitute a major fire hazard if they ever dry out.

rickw
rickw
November 22, 2022 9:47 pm

Absolutely- but what was the point of putting him through all that shit?

Process = Punishment

rickw
rickw
November 22, 2022 9:48 pm

Batman Avenue and other roads with ‘white colonialists names’ are to be renamed in the local black language.

I always thought Batman Avenue was named after Batman? Melbourne being so Gotham city shit n all.

It’s Remarkable
It’s Remarkable
November 22, 2022 9:55 pm

Bit late to offer congratulations Flying Duk. Excellent and just result. I recall your awful and grossly dishonest treatment, and wish you well in any efforts you can make for redress. May those also bring success, in bucket loads.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2022 9:56 pm

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/breaking-second-arizona-county-refuses-certify-tainted-2022-midterm-election/

NOW THREE Arizona Counties will hold off on certifying the highly suspect 2022 midterm elections in the state.

I don’t see anything amiss when 17% of the votes are Democrat and the rest are Republican, leading to a Democrat win…
No, nothing to see here…

pete m
pete m
November 22, 2022 9:56 pm

Berka – when they breach the other jurisdiction’s laws.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2022 10:03 pm

Rhode Island School Official Says ‘Misgendering’ Trans Children is an ‘Act of Violence’ and ‘Needs to Be Dealt With Accordingly’

You and I understand ‘violence’ to be a bit like punching someone in the face.
Post ‘woke’ and we find it has another meaning that none of us took into account –

“Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation,’” Lima added.
The school official continued, “any act of violence in our schools which creates an unsafe environment (physically or emotionally by or for any member of the school community) needs to be dealt with accordingly.”
“Purposefully misgendering students is an act of violence,” Lima’s post continued. “Respond accordingly.”

See how it works?

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2022 10:09 pm

Anyone seen or ran into this Lucky Lance douchebag Avi Yemeni is doing an expose on?

If you were a meathead criminal douche, would you be an ALP goon?

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2022 10:12 pm

Um????

https://cogforlife.org/2012/04/30/an-end-to-the-pepsi-boycott/

Since we broke the news in March 2011 about the use of aborted fetal cell lines by Senomyx to test its food and beverage flavor enhancers for several food giants, the public has responded with greater outrage and disgust than we have seen in more than a decade of our work – that is – exposing the truth about the exploitation of our unborn by these companies for profit!

???

I have never heard of this. Which to me speaks of the awfulness of the research. Normies usually have good values, but they never see this stuff, at least in Australia.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2022 10:15 pm

This is so unexpected it was sort of expected (the Hun):

Police will not charge an independent MP for controversial comments made at a freedom rally.

Victoria Police said the force had “completed its assessment” of the reported comments made by MP Catherine Cumming outside Flinders Street Station on November 19.

“It has been determined that no offence has been committed and Victoria Police will not be taking the matter any further,” a police statement said on Tuesday.

Baby steps. Meanwhile, further down the same piece:

Red mist is a military term referring to the blood of a victim targeted by a sniper.

It is difficult to know where to even start with this statement. It took the combined dunderheadedness of not one, but two journabimbos to come up with that stupid and wildly inaccurate sentence.

Rebecca Borg
and
Brianna Travers

Take a bow. If you can, without headbutting a coffee table of kitchen bench.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2022 10:16 pm

Or. Or a kitchen bench.

Still gasping with the stupidity.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2022 10:31 pm

Oh yeah.

Like everyone else probably already knows, CBS has conveniently confirmed after the 2022 US mid term elections, that the Hunter Biden laptop story has (hairy) legs.

Leslie Stahl to Trump…it can’t be verified!

rickw
rickw
November 22, 2022 10:32 pm

For those of you who were wondering …. decision just handed down

This needs a separate post, just had to scroll back for an hour!

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2022 10:34 pm

Duck Freed, Cats Banquet!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 22, 2022 10:38 pm

US forces sniper code? Pfff.
“My father was a beserker, and his father before him… you must not let the Red Mist take hold until the heat… of… battle.”
-Erik the Viking

MatrixTransform
November 22, 2022 10:41 pm
flyingduk
flyingduk
November 22, 2022 11:18 pm

Bit late to offer congratulations Flying Duk. Excellent and just result. I recall your awful and grossly dishonest treatment, and wish you well in any efforts you can make for redress. May those also bring success, in bucket loads.

Back from dinner and off to bed but thanks all for the support!

I will let the dust settle for a day or 3, and have already spoken to Hoody who passed my contact details on to Rowan Dean. Mark Neugaber from the independent freedom media in Adelaide has also been supportive throughout.

As for payback – I won 2 major victories here:

1) I neutered their attempts to pin me with very serious charges – any one of the 4 sticking would have seen at least my gun licence, if not my various truck licences go away.
2) I struck a blow for freedom – they have now, twice, tried to make an example of me and failed both times (hello Streisand effect) with my reputation if anything, enhanced. Perhaps they will think twice next time.

I lack sufficient confidence in the system to believe I will get any sort of compensation, apology etc, but I will use my treatment as a catalyst to ask Senator Antic to look into the robustness of the police ‘bodycam’ system. Those cameras protect both police AND the public, and the all too convenient failure of their cameras to record events (despite them acknowledging, as captured on my camera, that they were recording me, and would retain that vision for my use in court) could have seen me in prison were it not for my own film. We need more accountability on such vision, including significant penalties for officers who fail to ensure that their cameras are functional, switched on, and that the resultant vision is retained. That alone would be a valuable win, as it might help others in future.

rickw
rickw
November 22, 2022 11:31 pm

We need more accountability on such vision, including significant penalties for officers who fail to ensure that their cameras are functional, switched on, and that the resultant vision is retained. That alone would be a valuable win, as it might help others in future.

Indeed, otherwise it’s “delete when it doesn’t suit the narrative”, which is exactly what they seem to have done in your case.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2022 11:39 pm

Daily Mail.

Read the brutal swipe Jacinta Price took at Lisa Wilkinson as she quits The Project whinging about ‘toxicity’ – as the Senator demands millionaire TV star learn what ‘tough’ means to everyday Aussies

Lisa Wilkinson sensationally quit Channel 10’s The Project on Sunday night
Jacinta Price lashed out in a Facebook post on Monday, reopening old wounds 
Ms Price has been in war of words with Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons 

By Padraig Collins For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:19 AEDT, 22 November 2022 | Updated: 23:19 AEDT, 22 November 2022

Jacinta Price has delivered a blistering response to Lisa Wilkinson after she announced she was quitting The Project over ‘targeted toxicity’, saying the TV star should leave her inner-city bubble and see what real strife is like out in the bush. 

The Channel 10 star announced her shock departure from the programme on Sunday after five years, admitting the last six months had taken a ‘toll’ and ‘not been easy’. 

Her complaints prompted Indigenous senator Ms Price, who grew up in Alice Springs and has been locked in a bitter months-long feud with Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons, to unleash a brutal swipe on Facebook.

‘Perhaps you and your husband might want to spend a few months out bush now that you have the time, to see what tough means to every day Australians and some our most marginalised in communities that are far far away from the sunny north shore?’, she wrote

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 11:44 pm

The law really needs to go further and provide where body cameras were present and the resulting video footage is unavailable a decision maker can draw an adverse inference against the party who would otherwise seek to rely on that video evidence.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Bullseye! by Jacinta Price.

The Leak cartoon of her phone call with Fitzsimian will never grow old.
Btw, anybody know if Fitzsimian ever got around to releasing his recording of the call?
Or do we still just hafta take his word for what got said?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2022 11:50 pm

Effectively police witness evidence “… the video would have shown …” should be inadmissible.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

“… the video would have shown …”

… Stories my nanna would have told to me.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I remember JC telling the forum that he was initially a psychiatrist before he became Warren Buffet.
if its true, who knows what he’s prescribed for himself.

By the attitude the drongo is publicly exhibiting, the prescription was his own cranium, firmly self-administered as a suppository.

Harlequin Decline
November 23, 2022 12:24 am

Well done flyingduk, great result.

MatrixTransform
November 23, 2022 12:37 am
rickw
rickw
November 23, 2022 1:23 am

Middle daughter accompanied ex to vote early. Ex has no particular interest in politics, but daughter does. Not surprising given that thus far, government has wrecked about 7% of her time on earth.

Anyway, see sent me a text seeking guidance on who to vote for. I ended up replying late with my thoughts. They’d already voted, she didn’t need any guidance.

The generation that’s going to be voting within the next 5 years aren’t going to be taking any of this woke or big government shit.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 1:54 am

The generation that’s going to be voting within the next 5 years aren’t going to be taking any of this woke or big government shit.

I’m not so sure, Rick. The Teals support was doctors wives and kids from those electorates terrorizing folks about climate change. There’s this:

Among the youngest Americans, Democrats have held an advantage in votes for House of Representatives candidates in every midterm or presidential election since the late 1990s. Yet in 2022, the 18- to 29-year-old age group (made up of Gen Z and the youngest millennials) showed an even more pronounced shift toward Democrats. It is one of the few demographic groups to show a higher D-R margin in the nationwide House vote than for the 2020 presidential election (D-R value of 28 in 2022, compared to 24 in 2020). This is amplified by the fact that this age group—as in the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election—registered a rise in turnout compared to pre-2018 elections, according to a Tufts University analysis. 

D-R vote margins by age, 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2022

https://www.brookings.edu/research/midterm-exit-polls-show-that-young-voters-drove-democratic-resistance-to-the-red-wave/

Admittedly it’s the US and there are other factors involved like the abortion decision.

Winston Smith
November 23, 2022 2:38 am

rickw:

The generation that’s going to be voting within the next 5 years aren’t going to be taking any of this woke or big government shit.

We live in hope, rick.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 23, 2022 2:48 am

The generation that’s going to be voting within the next 5 years aren’t going to be taking any of this woke or big government shit.

We live in hope, rick.

They’ve got all the gullible nitwits on their side. We’ve got the intelligent sceptics on ours. Suits me fine.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 2:51 am

Oh lord, the boss has the temerity demanding to periodically review work flow? How is this possible as it’s so inhumane.

Elon Musk replied
unusual_whales
@unusual_whales
·
10h
BREAKING: Leaked email shows that Twitter employees must send Elon Musk weekly updates of everything they’ve worked on to ‘innovate rapidly,’ per BI.

Reply:

Elon Musk

@unusual_whales
Perhaps not unreasonable to know if anything was accomplished ?

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 2:52 am

Doc

Small edit suggestion:

They’ve got all the gullible nitwits on their side. We’ve got the intelligent sceptics on ours. Suits me fine if it’s a majority.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 2:56 am

I follow this tweet account because it’s so funny. I’m not sure if it’s parody or the guy is a demonrat loon, but either way it’s a keeper.

Example:

@JDCocchiarella

Drag queens have done more to protect Americans from gun violence than Republicans.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 23, 2022 3:43 am

Suits me fine if it’s a majority.

It’s never a majority of smart ppl. But given a choice of ten bright guys n gals versus a thousand fatheads, I’ll take the ten.

Gabor
Gabor
November 23, 2022 3:50 am

MatrixTransform says:
November 23, 2022 at 12:37 am

highly recommend that you dont watch this !!!

Damn you for eternity, couldn’t you make clear that we were not to watch this, under any circumstances?

Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
November 23, 2022 4:16 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 23, 2022 4:20 am

Thanks Tom.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 4:41 am

Aren’t we talking about a governing majority, doc?

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 4:42 am

Whoops
Damn iPhone

Run by smart people.

Anchor What
Anchor What
November 23, 2022 5:30 am

How stuffed is the USA electoral system?
Very!
“ … they always knew they were going to run the same 2020 playbook that was successful two years ago. Why wouldn’t they? They got away with it the last time around and they were able to demonize their political enemies to boot, so why not?”
via American Thinker

Gabor
Gabor
November 23, 2022 6:24 am

Anchor What says:
November 23, 2022 at 5:30 am

How stuffed is the USA electoral system?
Very!

Having read the article, the Dems must be laughing at how easy it is to fool the people and cheat at elections.
Never been to the US and no intention to go there either, but there must be some sane Americans who can see what’s happening there, surely?
Or have I got it wrong?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 23, 2022 6:24 am

Are
n’t we talking about a governing majority, doc?

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JC says:
November 23, 2022 at 4:42 am

Whoops
Damn iPhone

Run by smart people.

I’ve given up on trying to go through the usual channels, JC, eg. voting. The shits have got that sewn up. No matter who you vote for, it’s always a politician gets in, and these days he or she is a collectivist shit, trying to boss me around. I don’t take kindly to being told what to do by ignorant fools.

Gabor
Gabor
November 23, 2022 6:30 am

Bruce of Newcastle says:
November 22, 2022 at 7:34 pm

Russia’ strategy in Ukraine appears to be working.

“They make a desolation and call it peace.” – Tacitus

The Israelis don’t do that to the Palis, although perhaps they should.

I don’t vouchsafe the Russians on this, but I don’t think they’re winning any friends by doing it.

Losing any?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 23, 2022 6:48 am

This is going to be a good business.

German Companies Scramble to Buy Generators Amid Grid Collapse Fears (22 Nov)

“…Der Spiegel reporting that the country is now well and truly experiencing a run on electricity generators.

According to the newspaper, a company spokesman for engine manufacturer Rolls Royce has described business this year as being extremely good for the company, with its entire 2023 stock of generators being nearly sold out by the first half of 2022”

It’s going to be the same here before long. Any shop with refrigerators will need them, and likewise any company with essential computer hardware. The other problem is diesel – pressure on diesel prices is going to get ever worse as it gets diverted to electricity production. Welcome to the third world.

Razey
Razey
November 23, 2022 6:50 am

Bankman-Fried behaved in a similar manner as western governments. Printed his own fake money wasted the money on Woke causes and is now bankrupt.

sfw
sfw
November 23, 2022 6:54 am

Others may know of this but I just saw it, seems the Federal Court has expanded the eligibility criteria for the NDIS, half the population will be on it one day – https://teamdsc.com.au/resources/federal-court-widens-ndis-eligibility?utm_source=Klaviyo&utm_medium=campaign&_kx=kB_0ZyyYNit9HLI1dbeyrrbaK1NHhTecCQ25EEKqItA%3D.X8eRsJ

Rickw, re young people sick of woke, I have more than a few grandkids and all of the females are woke, they love Labor and the Greens, they really do believe AGW and think we’re all gunna die if we don’t stop coal. None of them have real jobs, none finished uni but spent some time in ‘higher ed’. My youngest daughter is the opposite, did one year of uni and worked full time at Aldi, now deferred uni and has started as a trainee with Border Force (I hate that name) and despises Labor and Dan. She’s in the minority among her cohort. In Y12 over half her class believed they would die if they caught wuflu.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 6:56 am

DrBeauGan says:
November 23, 2022 at 6:24 am

Agreed, but don’t lose heart. You were alive during the Trump administration. That was an experience never to be forgotten.

calli
calli
November 23, 2022 6:56 am

pressure on diesel prices is going to get ever worse as it gets diverted to electricity production. Welcome to the third world.

Which will suffer even more privation as diesel is earmarked for the wealthy.

So much for “climate equity”. It was always a lie, of course, told to keep the rich in the manner to which they have become accustomed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 23, 2022 6:58 am

Gabor – Yeah. Belarus, Serbia and Kazakhstan have been edging away lately. And they aren’t doing well with China either, as the other story indicates. Xi doesn’t take kindly to stuff like that.

Bluey
Bluey
November 23, 2022 6:59 am

rosiesays:
November 23, 2022 at 6:51 am
Wonders
Support for the Labor government has dropped, meaning Labor and the Coalition are neck-and-neck days out from the Victorian election, according to the latest polling.

Wonder how accurate those polls are, given how the Andrews government treated protests last year.

Razey
Razey
November 23, 2022 7:01 am

Blueysays:
November 23, 2022 at 6:59 am
rosiesays:
November 23, 2022 at 6:51 am
Wonders
Support for the Labor government has dropped, meaning Labor and the Coalition are neck-and-neck days out from the Victorian election, according to the latest polling.

Wonder how accurate those polls are, given how the Andrews government treated protests last year.

Hunchback landslide. Sicktorians love to be abused.

calli
calli
November 23, 2022 7:01 am

For instance, in the 20’s and 30’s my mother’s family was running diesel generators on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Talking to a missionary family a couple of weeks ago, who live in the same location, nothing has changed. Except the price of fuel. They can only afford to run the thing for an hour or two a day, now. On the present trajectory that will be every two days.

Multiply that by a worldwide multitude of remote locations relying on refrigeration, for a start.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 7:04 am

I have a pic to prove this – even to myself!

God it’s good to be back in NYC among normal people. This what I saw plus I have a photo and wifey’s word that it’s true because she saw it too. We were walking along one of the streets in Soho and I see a black trannie riding a bike. The bike had a large basket thing at the front and inside the basket there were a bunch of plastic human skeletons. Attached to the rear of the bike was a rope dragging three human skeletons from upper torso on up including the heads. This roadshow was traveling at a leisurely pace. No one really gave a shit as they appeared to have seen stuff like this before.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 7:05 am

And I’ll never know why!

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 23, 2022 7:06 am

None of them have real jobs, none finished uni but spent some time in ‘higher ed’. My youngest daughter is the opposite, did one year of uni and worked full time at Aldi, now deferred uni and has started as a trainee with Border Force (I hate that name) and despises Labor and Dan. She’s in the minority among her cohort. In Y12 over half her class believed they would die if they caught wuflu.

The number of sane, independent minded ppl is always small; too many are gullible herd animals. That’s just the way it is. We’re a fairly pathetic species.

All the triumphs of civilisation are produced by a tiny minority. And quite often the corrupt parasites are in power, and are supported by the herd. That’s where we are.

I’ve decided to enjoy the decadence.

calli
calli
November 23, 2022 7:06 am

The Manifest Destiny of Rugged Individualism, JC.

😀

Gabor
Gabor
November 23, 2022 7:09 am

Bruce of Newcastle says:
November 23, 2022 at 6:58 am

Gabor – Yeah. Belarus, Serbia and Kazakhstan have been edging away lately. And they aren’t doing well with China either, as the other story indicates. Xi doesn’t take kindly to stuff like that.

Time as, always, will tell.
Serbia has its own problems with Kosovo and can’t ditch Russia as an ally, Kazakhstan is, was, and always will be a lose canon looking for an advantage.

China? Who knows, I wouldn’t even try to guess, not like Arky, who is sure about its intentions. The inscrutable one is just that, thinking long term. I wouldn’t trust them with my laundry.

JC
JC
November 23, 2022 7:11 am

Calli, I can appreciate that, but what were the plastic human figures doing in the front bike-basket and another bunch being dragged along at the rear on a rope?

Cassie of Sydney
November 23, 2022 7:12 am

“JCsays:
November 23, 2022 at 2:51 am
Oh lord, the boss has the temerity demanding to periodically review work flow? How is this possible as it’s so inhumane.”

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has confirmed, without any doubt whatsoever, that the company had been operating as an exclusive sheltered workshop for progressives. The outrage among progressives directed at Musk also confirms that these people are not and have never been interested in allowing any speech that deviates from their own.

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