Open Thread – Weekend 26 Nov 2022


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  1. Zipster Avatar

    One of my offspring returned home from a fortnight driving north to Queensland.
    She was done by a mobile phone camera on her phone at traffic lights in Brisvegas.

    waze

  2. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    If Biden serves out his full term there is no reason that Ronald McDonald couldn’t run.

  3. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    “The importance of preserving the rights weighs more heavily in the balance of the economic benefits of the mine and the benefits of contributing energy security for South-East Asia,” she said.

    Shorter Kingham (ineptly expressed): Foreign brown people don’t matter.

  4. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    H B Bear says:
    November 28, 2022 at 9:07 pm
    To be fair, a lot of them are actually taking a shit. Try it.

    Genuinely funny Bear. Plus, you owe me a new keyboard ‘cos I spat out some juice onto mine.

  5. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    To be honest, when I venture into the local metropolis its not the subcontinentals who concern me as much as the P platers.

  6. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Ronald MacDonald will get eaten by AOC in the primaries.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    To be honest, when I venture into the local metropolis its not the subcontinentals who concern me as much as the P platers.

    P platers in this part of the world are a danger to traffic. Most of them drive SUV’s and they haven’t a fvcking clue……

  8. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    P platers in this part of the world are a danger to traffic. Most of them drive SUV’s and they haven’t a fvcking clue……

    Ditto here, Zulu.

    Young player in a P plated BMW a few days ago didn’t check his blind spot before changing lanes and would have collected me but for a swift application of my brakes. He did wave an apology but I hope he learned a lesson never to be forgotten.

  9. m0nty Avatar

    Vic Liberals trying out some renewal with their new leader. Five aspirants… all white guys in a suit. (Ryan Smith, Richard Riordan, Matthew Bach, Brad Battin and John Pesutto.)

    They really should elect Renee Heath and lean in to the crazy. Burn the place down.

  10. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    They really should elect Renee Heath and lean in to the crazy. Burn the place down.

    Dickless humour and irony. The left have the rights to crazy: they cut off kids’ genitals and think they can save the world.

  11. m0nty Avatar

    cohenite, do you ever have a thought that doesn’t involve genitals?

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ditto here, Zulu.

    Young bloke here ran a “Stop” sign, and nearly collected me. For some reason, I collected a mouthful of abuse. I did ask if his mother still fvcked for her bus fare, but, fortunately, he didn’t speak Afrikaans.

  13. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    WA drivers are shitheads. There is no other way to describe it. Selfish, arrogant, unaware, unsafe, ditzy and getting worse all the time.
    And it’s not just the kids in hatchbacks, ladies who lunch in Audis and Prado pajeros either- it’s truckies and tradesmen who should know a lot better. Their suburban and rural give-a-shit rush routines are deadly, it’s only the dry and flat conditions which both allow them to try it on, and allow them to get away with near-death swerves.
    Just today I pulled up to a dead stop with sixty-odd slippery shorn sheep in a crate trailer as a semi with a wide load demountable came round a heavily timbered bend- I saw his amber beacons on and saw the fuckup about to happen, and slotted my trailer off to the side. He belted on through, only maybe took his foot off for a half-second.

  14. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    cohenite, do you ever have a thought that doesn’t involve genitals?

    Not when it comes to you, dickless.

  15. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “all white guys in a suit.”

    Who’s the racist here?

  16. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Speaking of which, the reproductive system of slugs is quite interesting. Dart sacs, love darts and inverted penises seem to feature prominently as well as slime.

  17. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    World Cup News:

    Apologies, but this is via Blair* in the Tele. It’s lifted from a bloke called Rory Sutherland in The Spectator talking about socka:

    At a physical level, behind the glitz, football is to rugby what Riverdance is to Rogers and Astaire: a self-imposed disability disguised as a skill.

    At a philosophical level, there is no sport where the line between intention and luck is more blurred.

    A self-imposed disability disguised as a skill. Beautifully accurate.

    *New Blair, not the Old Blair where if you posted 1000 times you could just make stuff up while on benders.

  18. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Here yar, Mr. Sulu.
    Norm MacDonald talking cocks for 6:04.

  19. Dot Avatar

    thefrollickingmolesays:
    November 28, 2022 at 4:53 pm
    HD diesel fitter rate (via employment agency) cost.

    $115 an hour.

    2 weeks onsite, cost $36,000

    So basically you can assume labour hire will charge 160-210% of the normal rate?

  20. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Roger Franklin has written a superb piece in Quadrant on the Vic election. I urge everyone to read it.

  21. Dot Avatar

    miltonfsays:
    November 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    Fuck economics is a bullshit ‘profession’

    It doesn’t have to be like this.

    The RBA have destroyed their credibility.

    Read von Mises and you’ll never go wrong!

    What made me give up was that people wanted me to lie for them and me to lie to them.

    Being a cynic is the greatest model you will ever have.

    Double inflation, unemployment and projected government costings.

    Halve economic growth and employment data.

  22. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    there needs to be a recall mechanism to get this filth activist out of the legal system

    Indeed but if we had an actual opposition that would have sniffed scandal and gone after her at the same time her bagman husband was being hauled over the coals. She had $300k invested in said company and I find it hard to believe a woman of her stature and profession being totally oblivious to the conflict of interest going on or her husbands odious past dealings. That leads to integrity in my mind.

  23. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Here yar, Mr. Sulu.
    Norm MacDonald talking cocks for 6:04.

    Have a look crotchless; and report back. And if you’re going to tandem with dickless at least have the decency to lend the sap some chafe free panties.

  24. Dot Avatar

    CNN won’t advertise on Twitter.

    Oh no!

    About 30 people still watch CNN.

  25. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Read the Franklin piece (h/t Cassie).

    It’s bang on.

  26. Dot Avatar

    H1 wheat at 4.5 t/Ha?

    That’s not so humble bragging.

  27. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Lemme guess what he says.
    The Liberal Party have got to embrace Conservatism, build Nuclear Power, reintroduce Corporal Punishment in Schools and be more Diverse.
    And put Labor above The Greens on the How To Votes.

    How’d I go?
    Pretty close?

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s not so humble bragging.

    2 Tonnes /ha was considered a pretty good yield, when I “had the farm.”

  29. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Don’t forget more privatisations.
    The Voters really love those.

  30. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    a superb piece in Quadrant

    indeed

  31. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    On the Vic. Liberal proposal to privatise Sewerage:
    Person goes to the toilet, finds bowl empty, does ablutions, flushes, bowl empties, …
    The End.
    How can Privatisation improve this experience?

  32. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Yellowstone maintaining its form; Beth gets into a bar fight with a California gal and John fires his greenie policy advisors after they try to shut down gas and replace it with solar.

  33. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    What made me give up was that people wanted me to lie for them and me to lie to them.

    It took you a long time to figure that out, Dot. Only took me a semester.

  34. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    H1 wheat at 4.5 t/Ha?
    That’s not so humble bragging.

    You take your wins when & where you can get them.
    Except for the intervention of Big Fella God & his watering can, it could just have easily have been 0.0 t/Ha, dust blowing everywhere, & asshole bankers getting smartmouthy about the overdraft.

    Good to read Zulu, I know how sweet it is to be cutting that thick & hard.

  35. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    Lemme guess what he says.
    The Liberal Party have got to embrace Conservatism, build Nuclear Power, reintroduce Corporal Punishment in Schools and be more Diverse.
    And put Labor above The Greens on the How To Votes.

    How’d I go?
    Pretty close?

    Just the first bit. Apparently M. Guy should have embraced the anti-vaxxers, spoken at their rallies, stood side by side with them and raised fists in unison, basically merged with the Freedom Party. So I guess I know who Roger actually voted for.

  36. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Only took me a semester.

    It took you a semester to work out that you’d been attending the wrong university…..

  37. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    “all white guys in a suit.”

    Who’s the racist here?

    Race is always at the forefront of munty’s thinking, he’s one sick fuck.

  38. TrevorG Avatar
    TrevorG

    cohenite says:
    November 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    The POS who handed down the Clive Palmer Judgment said this:

    “With declining demand for thermal coal, there is a real prospect the mine will not be viable throughout its projected life and not all the economic benefits will be realised,” Ms Kingham said.

    Why is that her business?
    Let Clive worry about it.

  39. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Have checked out the latest version of the First Nations sub fleet.

    It was solar-powered, to be in keeping with care for Country. Of course.

    For some reason the batteries aren’t enough to make them go properly. Top Secret technology but rumour has it they were 250 D-cells wired in series.

    The FN Tech Division is working on Mk IV. (Roman numeral appropriation but someone kept re-arranging the row of rocks.) Improvement in that Mk III was C-cells, etc.

    Will let you know further but success is on the horizon – Admiral Pascoe is going to help out.

  40. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    … all white guys in a suit.

    So just like you if you weren’t a slob?

  41. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    It took you a semester to work out that you’d been attending the wrong university….

    Actually the university worked that out for mUnty. “Don’t call us … “

  42. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    P platers in this part of the world are a danger to traffic

    Here too, which probably led to the voluntary “R” plates in NSW.
    Australian service and repair company mycar Tyre & Auto, formerly Kmart Tyre & Auto, has launched “R Plates”, also known as “Return Plates”, to identify drivers returning to the road after an incident, to ?help encourage extra consideration for drivers recovering from trauma.
    The idea is the plates will encourage empathy from other road users, so the returning drivers feel less pressure as they adapt to being back behind the wheel.
    (9News)
    Not endorsed by government yet.

    I predict yahoos will target anyone showing R plates.

  43. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    The idea is the plates will encourage empathy from other road users, so the returning drivers feel less pressure as they adapt to being back behind the wheel.

    Can Australia get any more gay? We’re fucking gayer than most of the Eurotards.

  44. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Can Australia get any more gay? We’re fucking gayer than most of the Eurotards.

    Cringeworthy, ain’t it? What kind of man gets traumatised and wants to advertise it to everyone?

  45. Bob Sewell Avatar

    Wodger:

    Young player in a P plated BMW a few days ago didn’t check his blind spot before changing lanes and would have collected me but for a swift application of my brakes. He did wave an apology but I hope he learned a lesson never to be forgotten.

    Unfortunately the lesson learned was probably “When I stuff up, others will have made allowances so bad things won’t happen.”
    Which is why I stated:

    .2 Far too many Australian drivers brake instead of just ramming the idiots who do idiotic things.

    Harsh but fair.

  46. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    A warning to all you – be careful about drink driving as we are getting close to Christmas. The Police are out there in numbers checking on people. Last night I was out for a few drinks. One thing led to another and I had a few too many beers. Not a good idea. Knowing I was over the limit, I decided to leave my car where it was and took a bus home. Sure enough, I passed a Police control where they were pulling over drivers and performing breathalyser tests. Because I was in a bus they just waved it past. I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise as I’ve never driven a bus before and I am not even sure where I got it from…

  47. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Remember we’re all in this alone.

    – Lily Tomlin

  48. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Soros Confessed to Confiscating Holocaust Victims’ Assets Without Remorse

    From Armstrong Economics –

    “George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer in Budapest during World War II. As Hungarian Jews, the Soros family was able to evade capture by siding with the Nazis. In this 1998 “60 Minutes” interview, Soros proudly admits that he helped to confiscate all the worldly belongings of the Jews and other holocaust victims while pretending to be an adopted Christian boy.

    “I had no sense of guilt,” Soros said after admitting he does not believe in God. He repeatedly tells the reporter that he is simply amoral and feels absolutely no remorse for the horrible acts he has committed. Soros coldly described confiscating assets from his fellow Jews as akin to trading the markets. The assets would have been confiscated regardless, he said, and it did not matter if he was the one carrying out orders from the Third Reich.

    Soros made it clear to the interviewer that he identifies as an amoral man and would never apologize for his actions as he does not believe he did anything wrong. Soros was able to sort through the belongings of innocent families and process his actions as simply a revenue generator for the government. He appears amused that he was able to outsmart the Nazis and escape persecution and execution, unlike the others who are beneath him, like us, the Great Unwashed. This is a glimpse into the mind of the people at the top who call for regulations and will gladly sit back and watch the world burn if it benefits them in the slightest.”

    https://youtu.be/AiqHiQYuoOs?t=5

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/human-rights/soros-confessed-to-confiscating-holocaust-victims-assets-without-remorse/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

  49. Perplexed of Brisbane Avatar
    Perplexed of Brisbane

    H B Bearsays:
    November 28, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    To be fair, a lot of them are actually taking a shit. Try it. Gives new meaning to laying a couple of strips.

    Rogersays:
    November 28, 2022 at 9:26 pm
    To be honest, when I venture into the local metropolis its not the subcontinentals who concern me as much as the P platers.

    IMHO I’ve found P platers fall into three types: the ratbags that drive like loonies and keep losing their licence, so they end up on their ‘P’s well into their 20’s, those that would be indistinguishable from ‘experienced’ drivers except for the ‘P’ plates and those that are so conscious of losing their precious four points that they are over-cautious and become a hazard.

    The bottom line is, from all the descriptions posters have put up, we are all pretty crap drivers. It seems all we can do is try not to give any angst to our fellow drivers while avoiding the urge to ram them.

  50. Big_Nambas Avatar
    Big_Nambas

    But,but renewables are cheap right?

    Investment in German and EU industrial projects such as battery-cell factories will be unfeasible if the region’s policy makers fail to control ballooning energy prices in the long-term, the head of Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand said.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-28/vw-warns-soaring-eu-energy-costs-render-battery-plants-unviable?mc_cid=2fa10d92e8&mc_eid=30fe4a4429&leadSource=uverify%20wal

  51. Kneel Avatar
    Kneel

    “… “R” plates in NSW”

    How about “C” plates.
    No, not for that word – for “cereal”. As in, got your license from the Corn Flakes box.

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