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Joseph’s Dream, Rembrandt, 1645


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Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
November 30, 2022 10:21 pm

Salvatore, I assume you are asking about Balenciaga.
They originally blamed the photographer for their endorsement of paedophilia when their advertising showed a young kiddie with a large teddy bear kitted out in B&D gear.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 30, 2022 10:29 pm

France and Britain kept the blockade going well into 1919, an Act of War in itself.

And?

For shame, don’t you know Grogarly’s expertise now extends to international law?

custard
custard
November 30, 2022 10:32 pm

This story is getting really weird. There are some really sick fucks in our species.

The cue posts don’t look weird anymore do they?

Zipster
Zipster
November 30, 2022 10:33 pm

Oh look, mutley’s full of beans after his weekly prostate massage

cohenite
November 30, 2022 10:38 pm

I’ll go out on a limb and say Yellowstone is the best TV series ever. Just watched the burial scene episode 4, series 5. Superb.

Jorge
Jorge
November 30, 2022 10:40 pm

Couple of reports on YouTube, Mark Steyn being one, about the takeover of central London last night by young Albanian males celebrating Albania’s national day. Mercs, Lamborghinis, Porsches doing spin outs on bridges and roads so the cops shut down normal traffic and let them go at it. The Albanians are all there as refugees and asylum seekers.

Not a word about this anywhere that I’ve seen in our media. I was going to say ‘astonishing’ but then again …..

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
November 30, 2022 10:50 pm

Zipster
10.33pm – that really funny.

Frank
Frank
November 30, 2022 10:59 pm

Zipster says:
November 30, 2022 at 10:33 pm

Veterinary style procedure one imagines. Bovine variety most likely.

Kev
Kev
November 30, 2022 11:11 pm

Subject change. When people ask Don McLean what does American Pie really mean, he likes to reply: “It means I never have to work again.”.

Well that obviously didn’t work. He’s coming to Aus with a 20 venue tour in April next year. Might buy tickets as I haven’t been to a concert for a while. Acker Bilk I think……Melbourne in the 60s and a girl I was with bought the tickets. I didn’t.

$100 odd bucks

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 30, 2022 11:14 pm

Did followspot for a Don McLean concert in Qld in about 1986.

He didn’t say more than 20 words to the audience in the entire performance.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 30, 2022 11:19 pm

Lara 277 and Tendulkar 160 odd in the famed SCG. Both their first tours. Tendulkar made 3 tons as a 17 year old. FMD.
But if Benaud sez Lara’s innings is one of the greatest on Australian soil, I won’t complain.
I’m a young fellow, anyone here see Sobers hit 270??

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 30, 2022 11:22 pm

the Biden administration is struggling to account for some $20 billion in aid that was sent to Ukraine

That wouldn’t happen to be 10% of total aid, would it? 😉

Jorge
Jorge
November 30, 2022 11:49 pm

Don MacL had a nasty divorce a few years ago.

Might have something to do with working again.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 30, 2022 11:57 pm

Veterans at war on medals threat

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The Albanese government faces a war with veterans groups if it allows officers to be stripped of “distinguished” service medals for failing to prevent war crimes in Afghanistan unless the alleged crimes are proved in court.

The SAS and Commando Associations, with the support of the RSL, have warned penalties for alleged command failures linked to the Brereton war crimes report should be shelved “until the facts have been established, in accordance with due process”.

General Angus Campbell recently wrote to officers who commanded those accused of war crimes in Afghanistan, giving them 28 days to explain why they should keep their honours and awards earned during deployments marred by war crimes.

Australian Special Air Services Association national chairman Martin Hamilton Smith said veterans who’d served their nation proudly against a “ruthless” enemy should be considered innocent until a court found otherwise.

“The suggestion that any soldier or officer not subject to any allegation within the Brereton Report is guilty by association of wrongdoing warranting punishment, is a very dangerous precedent with potential ramifications to the very top of the chain of command,” Mr Hamilton-Smith said.

“Any punitive administrative action taken to remove awards or to sanction veterans must be fair and considered, and individuals must be afforded due process.”

Commando Association national vice-president Steve Pilmore said punishing veterans over the Brereton Report’s untested allegations would be a perversion of justice.

“All soldiers and officers involved have a right to the presumption of innocence,” he said. “The government should require that all within the ADF chain of command respect this and not pre-empt the legal process.”

RSL national president Greg Melick backed the special forces associations, saying General Campbell should await the finalisation of all legal processes before passing judgment over alleged command failures.

“The way in which this matter has been handled has caused, and continues to cause, significant distress to currently serving soldiers, veterans and their families,” Mr Melick said.

Veterans sources said the issue was a “test for Minister Marles and a test for the government”.

“This is round one. We are drawing a line in the sand,” the sources said, likening the situation to the backlash over General Campbell’s aborted move to strip unit citations from all ­Afghanistan veterans.

Justice Brereton’s November 2020 report found there was “credible evidence” that 25 current or former ADF personnel murdered up to 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners.

General Campbell’s move to hold commanders accountable for the alleged crimes follows a green light from Mr Marles, who overruled a direction by his predecessor Peter Dutton to suspend such action until criminal investigations were completed.

Mr Marles indicated to parliament this week that the generals who commanded special forces soldiers accused of war crimes would not be stripped of distinguished ­service medals, with the penalty ­to be reserved for those who directly led the troops.

The decision indicates Defence is limiting its assessment of command accountability for the alleged murders of Afghan civilians and prisoners to officers who were ranked from captain to lieutenant colonel at the time

C.L.
C.L.
December 1, 2022 12:07 am

Subject change. When people ask Don McLean what does American Pie really mean, he likes to reply: “It means I never have to work again.”.

Watched AC/DC’s Brian Johnson’s show this evening – the one where he interviews various musical big names. Tonight was Dolly Parton. She said she wrote I Will Always Love You and Joeline one night – the same night.

Elvis wanted to cover the former but when Colonel Parker informed her of the usual percentage deal for Elvis – he took 50% of the ownership rights – she reluctantly but determinedly turned him down. Smart woman.

C.L.
C.L.
December 1, 2022 12:12 am

Nevertheless, I envy the Japanese for having the courage to stay the course, as opposed to the weak-minded of the Anglophone world.

They have also resolutely preserved their island for its natives.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 12:28 am

Top Ender says:
November 30, 2022 at 7:49 pm
Brave lady:

A New York City mother-of-three who plowed her BMW into a group of BLM protesters in 2020 has yet again refused a plea deal in favor of a jury trial.

Kathleen Casillo, 54, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday nearly two years after she was accused of driving into pedestrians during the protest at the Manhattan intersection of 39th Street and Third Avenue on December 11, 2020.

Casillo could face seven years in prison after turning down the deal which involved six hours of community service and a one-year license suspension.

Daily Mail. How do you reckon she’ll go, JC?

Ender, she’s a Sheila. Plus
Likely to be partially non-white. Big plus
Looks upper middle class and the Beamer will help cement that perception. I dunno as it could even be slightly neutral to ever so slight neg. Call it neutral because she’s partially non-euro.
Sheila in car being frightening by men in black and does a runner totally panicked. Huge plus.

She’s not going to jail, but could see he license suspended.

I’m calling it 3 years probation and 3 year license suspension. 🙂

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 12:46 am

I love lawyer talk. It’s so predictable – so non-caring but caring at the same time.

Her attorneys have rejected claims that Casillo is racist and intentionally hit the protesters, calling it a ‘false narrative’ that is ‘without merit and deeply disturbing,’ and hope she will get a fair trial.

They also noted that Casillo did not have a prior criminal history and has ‘no history of having hurt anybody,’ claiming ‘her heart goes out to the victims.’

Yea, I’m sure her heart goes out .

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 12:59 am

N?ew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has shot down suggestions she is hosting Finland’s Sanna Marin due to the women being of similar age.
Of course, the Hello! leader of a tiny agricultural nation is hosting the Who Weekly leader of another far-distant tiny agricultural nation because… well, because they are distracting the proles from domestic anxieties by yoking their allegiances to far-distant forums, summits, resolutions and programs.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 12:59 am

Ender
One other thing. I’m sure her attorney are or have tried it out. If they can move the case to say Queens or somewhere like that- but not especially manhattan , she’ll be fine.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 1:15 am

I can’t rationalise this.

Fascinating from
@Timcast
:


@Ye
says dinner with
@realDonaldTrump
was scheduled before “death con” tweet, postponed after midterms

@Ye
says Milo reached out to him after the tweet
-Milo says he brought Fuentes into the conversation

@Ye
confirms Trump had no idea who Fuentes is

1. Fuentes has Mexican heritage.
2.Kanye is black.
3. Fuentes has been described as a white supremacist
4. Kanye invites Fuentes out to have dins with Trump meaning those two are pals.

Has anyone in the media thought about squaring this circle?

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 3:40 am

Can someone explain why Putin is the fave with some people on the Right?
Putin basically runs a gangster operation and you’re either inside the tent or you’re not, in which case you’re basically treated like a weed. You’re nothing to the regime.

Is Russia a more Christian country? I read, 6% of the country shows any inclination towards Christianity. I read, Russians legally dump (abort) far more babies than the US.

Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:18 am
Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 4:19 am

A.F. Branco. Kaboom!

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 4:22 am

Thank God for the real , real Rightwing government in Italy. So much has changed in such a short time.

The_Real_Fly
@The_Real_Fly
·
Nov 28
Italy applies 50% windfall tax on energy companies’ extra income, draft shows

Johnny Rotten
December 1, 2022 4:43 am

TEACHER: “If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?”

JOHNNY: “Seven, Sir”.

TEACHER: “No, listen carefully”.

If I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?”

JOHNNY: “Seven”.

TEACHER: “Let me put it to you differently”.

If I gave you 2 apples, and another 2 apples and another 2, how many will you have?”

JOHNNY: “Six”.

TEACHER: “Good. Now if I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?”

JOHNNY: “Seven!!!”

A VERY ANGRY TEACHER: “Where in the hell do you get seven from?!?!?”

JOHNNY: “Because… I’ve already got a fuckin’ cat!!”

Johnny Rotten
December 1, 2022 4:45 am

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.

– Mae West

Johnny Rotten
December 1, 2022 4:50 am

Dutch Farming Crisis

From Armstrong Economics –

“This is one of those unbelievable stories of how Climate Change is being taken to such an extreme, we will unleash a serious wave of deaths from both starvation and coming freezing temperatures without fuel. The Dutch government actually is planning to buy out and close as many as 3,000 farms in the country, which set off a major protest with growers stood against their insane leaders’ attempt to now cut the country’s nitrogen emissions by 50% according to the EU deadline of 2030. This is all in the face of a total lack of ANY scientific evidence that any of this has ever changed the climate which has historically always changed.

Nobody will address how all the so-called scientists swore we were headed into an ice age during the 1970s. Then Al Gore singled handedly turned it around and said no – it’s global warming. Then to cope with bouts of cold weather, they called it Climate Change so if it was hot or cold they would NEVER be wrong.

These Dutch politicians have now said that they plan to allocate some $25 billion to buy out farmers stripping them of their farms and livelihood. They want to now purchase between 2,000 and 3,000 Dutch farms stripping them of their property rights and the very freedom that is the distinction between a free society and an authoritarian dream of relentless and endless power.

Where the Great Depression was made really “great” because there was also an environmental crisis known as the Dust Bowl, this time politicians want to create the same crisis all over again. Agriculture accounted for 40% of the Civil Workforce at the time in the USA. This is what drove unemployment to 25%. This time, we have politicians deliberately seeking to create a major food crisis all in the name of Climate Change.

It took the Dow Jones Industrials 26 years to ever retest the 1929 high. The Great Depression upended the civil workforce. It took World War II to create employment and to reduce the world population to enable everything to restart from square one. Ironically, it took the combustion engine to replace the labor in agriculture just to prevent massive starvation. Now that is what they want to destroy in addition to crops.

The Dutch plan to halve its nitrogen emissions by 2030 in accordance with European Union conservation rules, looks to be far more drastic. To meet that target, the government estimates that 11,200 farms will have to close, and 17,600 others will have to reduce their livestock numbers significantly.

What we must understand is that just back in the 1980s, the Netherlands was deeply concerned that they would be unable to feed its 17 million people. They were on a mission to produce twice as much food using half as many resources in a country that is just a bit bigger than the state of Maryland.

Netherlands’ policies to expand food production were accomplished and they became the world’s second-largest exporter of agricultural products by value behind the United States. Therefore, this sudden attack on farming is more than just a U-Turn. With the Netherlands as a major food producer is among the largest exporters of agricultural and food technology, this threatens food shortages spreading as a contagion.

The Netherlands produces 4 million cows, 13 million pigs, and 104 million chickens annually and is Europe’s biggest meat exporter. The EU is out to upend the economy of the Netherlands all for this fictional Climate Change theory. The Netherlands also provides vegetables to much of Western Europe. They have nearly 24,000 acres — almost twice the size of Manhattan — of crops grown in greenhouses that require less fertilizer and water. Dutch farms use only a half-gallon of water to grow about a pound of tomatoes, while the global average is more than 28 gallons.

What is taking place in the Netherlands is a very dark omen for humanity. The most efficient nation on earth for producing food is to be destroyed all for CO2. These people will not be satisfied until the death rate rises and civil unrest explodes as people turn hungry. As they say – even an honest man will become a thief when starving.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/dutch-farming-crisis/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

rickw
rickw
December 1, 2022 5:49 am

A number of senators have been giving the bureaucrats of Australia a decent grilling on a variety of topics.

People need to tune into these to understand the true nature of the shitweasels that they’re funding.

The whole fucking lot need to be imprisoned or dispatched.

rickw
rickw
December 1, 2022 5:53 am

Can someone explain why Putin is the fave with some people on the Right?

Anyone who is willing to even mildly challenge the idiotic norm of the west is welcomed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 5:55 am

At last a stinky has been actually jailed. Yay!

Just Stop Oil activist who scaled M25 gantry to cause traffic chaos jailed (30 Nov)

“A climate activist who brought chaos to the M25 has been sentenced to six months in prison. Jan Goodey, 57, from Brighton, was arrested on November 7. In court, he pleaded guilty to intentionally causing a public nuisance on London’s motorway earlier this month.”

More like it please. And here in Australia as well.

Gabor
Gabor
December 1, 2022 5:59 am

Johnny Rotten says:
December 1, 2022 at 4:50 am

Ta Johnny, good article, gives you an insight of the things that go on behind the scenes, if that makes any sense?

rickw
rickw
December 1, 2022 5:59 am

Justice Brereton’s November 2020 report found there was “credible evidence” that 25 current or former ADF personnel murdered up to 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners

Justifiable homicide at maximum if anyone has ever met an Afghan in their native environment. Shit country full of shit people with occasional breathtaking scenery.

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 1, 2022 6:16 am

Gateway Pundit has the goods on January 6th:
“FACT 12: January 6th was an intelligence operation run by the US government against the people of the United States.“
link

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 1, 2022 6:36 am

Real Time Election Fraud, how it’s done, by Jay Valentine.
(by the time the good guys figure it out, the election is over and can’t be corrected)
American Thinker

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 6:37 am
TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 6:57 am

Bruce of Newcastle says:
December 1, 2022 at 6:37 am

Maybe you could go back to making Beetles?

Volkswagen Says EV Battery Plants “Practically Unviable” In EU Due To Soaring Energy Costs (30 Nov)

Practically everyone in the business knows this, but hey! why not make hay while the sun shines?

2dogs
2dogs
December 1, 2022 7:20 am

Does anyone know if Musk’s proposed new Tesla phone will use the same OS as Tesla Arcade, the Tesla in-car gaming system?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 7:34 am

Shit country full of shit people with occasional breathtaking scenery

That’s exactly what Alexander the Great said.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 7:35 am

Straya through to something something in the World Falling Over Championships.

The Denmarkian goalie didn’t even jump before he fell over.

calli
calli
December 1, 2022 7:38 am

If Alexander thought the place was garbage, then embracing Islam and dogged rejection of the West will have kept it there.

This must have been an aberration.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 7:50 am

This morning, in the NT Independent:

Former NT chief health officer Dr Hugh Heggie will be the next Administrator of the Northern Territory, the Federal Government has announced.

It would see the NT has followed Quenthland’s policy of giving Governorships (extremely well-paid ceremonial sinecures) to CHOs that toed the line.

It’s like making a regional Officeworks manager head of Rio Tinto. Disgraceful.

custard
custard
December 1, 2022 7:52 am

JUST IN – European Union threatens Elon Musk with Twitter ban unless the platform sticks to strict rules and police content, the Financial Times reports.

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told Musk he must ditch an “arbitrary” approach to reinstate banned users, pursue “disinformation aggressively,” and agree to an “extensive audit” of the platform.

https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes/status/1598014468172152841

@disclosetv

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 7:53 am

The G20 Joint Declaration: vaccine passports, future pandemics – what Ramaphosa’s agreement means for SA

This means that no one will be able to engage in international travel unless fully vaccinated according to standards set by organisations like the World Health Organisation and the G20. Two concerns come to mind: Firstly, we have no way of knowing what future pandemics may emerge and, more importantly, what vaccines we would be required to get in order to move around freely. Secondly, in order to travel internationally, we would be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 – a virus which no longer poses any credible threat to our health – with vaccines that do not prevent transmission and are increasingly proving to carry significant risks.

These proposed international digital health passes could be used to restrict and monitor the movement of individuals or different groups of people by simply changing the criteria, thereby enabling governments and corporations to coerce human behaviour by, for instance, denying access to infrastructure or services.

Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 7:54 am

Straya through to something something in the World Falling Over Championships.

One of the funniest blokes in America, Adam Carolla (who’s never surrendered to our humorless cultural censors, even though he lives in LA) reckons every second soccer player in Qatar has a man-bun. “You’d want them fronting a rock band, not playing football,” he says.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 1, 2022 7:55 am

Justifiable homicide at maximum if anyone has ever met an Afghan in their native environment. Shit country full of shit people with occasional breathtaking scenery.

Work with an Indian man. We had a car load of Afghan blokes come through. They came into the shop and immediately the colleague walked away.
Asked him why he did, the response was that they are bad people who do bad things. He knew straight away, whether or not he has personal experience, to see that was extraordinary.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 7:56 am

And a tad more overreach in Falling Over Cup new (the Hun):

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has put the hard word on Australia’s Prime Minister in the wake of Thursday morning’s historic victory over Denmark – and demanded a day off for the nation to celebrate.

Arnold was channeling the message of legendary former Prime Minister Bob Hawke – who famously declared “any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum” after Australia’s iconic victory in the America’s Cup in 1983.

Mr Arnold. Going through to the final 16 nations in a (sometimes literally) pointless sport, and in a country which killed 400 people to build its stadia is not quite the same as breaking a century-old stranglehold in your own country.

You flog.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 1, 2022 7:59 am

And Dragger you are correct. Listening to reports, you would think that Australia won the whole fucking thing (HT Jake Taylor Major League)
Just settle down. I think Brazil or Netherlands lie in wait.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 8:05 am

Sadly Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has died. Rabz won’t be happy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 8:06 am

(HT Jake Taylor Major League)

Tom Berenger, in his greatest role.

Aside, obviously, from Sgt Barnes in Platoon.

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 8:06 am
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 8:08 am

I am reality. There’s the way it ought to be. And there’s the way it is. Elias was full of shit. Elias was a crusader. Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he’s told, but when he don’t, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down. And I ain’t gonna allow that in any of you. Not one.

TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 8:09 am

custard says:
December 1, 2022 at 7:52 am

JUST IN – European Union threatens Elon Musk with Twitter ban unless the platform sticks to strict rules and police content, the Financial Times reports.

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told Musk he must ditch an “arbitrary” approach to reinstate banned users, pursue “disinformation aggressively,” and agree to an “extensive audit” of the platform.

If Musk has any balls, he should tell the EU to stick to regulating the size of cabbage.

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 8:09 am
Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
December 1, 2022 8:13 am

C.L.says:
December 1, 2022 at 12:07 am

Watched AC/DC’s Brian Johnson’s show this evening – the one where he interviews various musical big names. Tonight was Dolly Parton. She said she wrote I Will Always Love You and Joeline one night – the same night.

Saw a photo of Dolly in her younger days in some costume that highlighted her figure and beauty. The caption was, “What the hell was Joeline bringing?”

Tom
Tom
December 1, 2022 8:18 am

Just settle down. I think Brazil or Netherlands lie in wait.

… and France and Chermany and Italy and Argentina …

TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 8:20 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
December 1, 2022 at 7:56 am

I admire your vehement denigration of a sport that is #1 in the world.
However, Mr Arnold is a dh.
How F..ng stupid can you get, getting into the final 16 deserves a day of celebration, sheesh?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 8:26 am

a sport that is #1 in the world

At being pissweak.

TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 8:27 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
December 1, 2022 at 8:26 am

a sport that is #1 in the world

At being pissweak.

Try popular?

Diogenes
Diogenes
December 1, 2022 8:32 am

I admire your vehement denigration of a sport that is #1 in the world.

Don’t give a flying f**k about sport in general and the “falling down without being touched” game in particular.

I will still finish my contract tomorrow, the year 8 kids will still be dickheads today, the sun will set tonight. It changes absolutely nothing in my life, except tonight in the bit of news that is supposedly devoted to news will be crowded out by it. I don’t know why, it happened this morning and everybody that is even remotely interested knows about it

custard
custard
December 1, 2022 8:34 am

From the above link

Essentially, the West are looking for cheap and frankly non-legal ways to “prosecute” Russia with no standing in International Law. The West are trying to hold show-trials as a means of propaganda/theater against Russia and more importantly as means of DEFLECTION from their legitimate crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine, because they have lost their control on the narrative.

While Russia have been operating through the proper diplomatic channels to sound the alarm on US/NATO war crimes in Ukraine via biological production and usage, the West have been dismissing these allegations as “Russian Disinformation” for months, despite the large body of incontrovertible evidence.

What we are witnessing is that the mechanics of UN are heavily flawed. Any of the permanent members of the Security Council have immunity to commit crimes against humanity as much as they like, because they can veto any UN action or investigations into themselves.

Objectively speaking, Russia are 100% in the right, and the West are simply acting like Democrats; using projection, deflection, deceit, lies, and propaganda, to keep the public unaware of the growing allegations of US biological malfeasance in Ukraine.

Imagine if the opposite were true. Imagine if Russia used espionage to start a violent civil war to overthrow a nation on our border, let’s call it Canada, then established a puppet government and used Canada as a proxy for all their biological research, money laundering, child trafficking, drug trafficking, human experimentation, etc. And then we find out they are making biological weapons on our border and are trying to put nukes there as well, and then a global shutdown is justified via a genetically enhanced pathogen (bioweapon) that “escaped” as a result of this biological malfeasance going on on our border.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 8:39 am

Try popular?

Reality TV is popular. Manbuns are popular. Beginning emails with ‘Hi’ is popular.

Nickelback are popular. TikTok is popular.

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 8:41 am

This is where we’ll end up if we’re not careful. The template our would-be masters are following.

China Mandates Social Credit System for Social Media, Will Track ‘Likes’ on ‘Harmful’ Content

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 1, 2022 8:45 am

Almost forgot.

It is now 4 to 34 months until:

They will kill us all, and those who survive will wish they were dead.

– The Prophecies of St. Ruth, Protege of Faulty, Chapter 2 verse 13

custard
custard
December 1, 2022 8:45 am

BoN check your email

Mater
December 1, 2022 8:46 am

China Mandates Social Credit System for Social Media, Will Track ‘Likes’ on ‘Harmful’ Content

Again, Catallaxy led the way!
Don’t they know that they’re manipulated?

Look out Arky, Xi is coming for you!

TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 8:53 am

Diogenes says:
December 1, 2022 at 8:32 am

I admire your vehement denigration of a sport that is #1 in the world.

Don’t give a flying f**k about sport in general and the “falling down without being touched” game in particular.

I will still finish my contract tomorrow, the year 8 kids will still be dickheads today, the sun will set tonight. It changes absolutely nothing in my life, except tonight in the bit of news that is supposedly devoted to news will be crowded out by it. I don’t know why, it happened this morning and everybody that is even remotely interested knows about it

Not quite sure where you are going with this?
All I was saying that by the number of participants and spectators, football, aka ‘soccer’ is a the #1 sport.
That’s all, whether you or KD or me likes it is immaterial.

I used to be a religious follower of cricket, stopped following it some time ago, makes cricket less or more popular?
I don’t think so.
Used to be a contest between Ozzy rules and Gaelic football, Unless I missed it I haven’t seen it happening lately, so much for a worldwide code.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 1, 2022 8:55 am

Australia Day next year:


Matt Walsh: Highlights Of Thanksgiving 2022 Meltdowns

Swap out ‘Thanksgiving’ for ‘Australia Day.’

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 8:55 am

“There is often a big disconnect between cultural heritage laws, which are designed to protect against development … and the way which we actually manage rivers which sits under water law,” she said.

“Australia’s protection of those ancestral beings is almost always quite poor.

“Unless you are bringing serious veto power into the hands of the traditional owners and native title holders then cultural heritage protection is always going to be minimal and weak.”

And therein we have the reason for The Voice. Serious veto power over just about everything.

Every single river in Britain and Europe has an ancestral tradition attached to it since the Stone Age.
If they are not heritage protected to ‘original owners’, I see no reason why Australian rivers should be.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 8:57 am

Trevorg, you’re looking a bit stoushily verbose there….
…say hi to Graeme for me?

Rabz
December 1, 2022 8:59 am

Some quick news grabs – sad and happy.

As Bruce noted above, Christine McVie has died, while on a more cheerful note the Schlockeroos have blundered on through to the final sixteen of the World Cup in resounding fashion. Two clean sheets, two wins and level with France at the top of the group. Magnificent stuff, especially given they had to win following Tunisia’s upset of France.

There’ll be a shout out to Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac in Saturday Night’s radio show, given the evening’s theme.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 8:59 am
TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 9:02 am

Wally Dalí says:
December 1, 2022 at 8:57 am

You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:03 am

Waffles, if it’s Bird and he’s behaving himself by not posting nasty crap, then leave him the fuck alone, you dickhead. Go do your house chores and STFU, you boring idiot. Don’t try to out folks when there’s no need. ….Or you can of course fuck off as the broad range of folks won’t miss you.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 9:03 am

Pineapplehead doctor fighting the Fascists, good on him and godspeed. I’ve been thinking for a while that “professional registration” is theft.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 9:04 am

And therein we have the reason for The Voice. Serious veto power over just about everything.

I suspect the veto power could be stayed.

For a price.

To be renegotiated each year.

Johnny Rotten
December 1, 2022 9:05 am

THE SNOW(MAN)
8:00am – I made a snowman.
8:10am – A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.
8:15am – So, I made a snow woman.
8:17am – My feminist neighbour complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.
8:20am – The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead.
8:22am – The transgender ma.. wom.. person asked why I didn’t just make one snow person with detachable parts.
8:25am – The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.
8:28am – I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.
8:31am – The Muslim gent across the road demands the snow woman wear a burqa.
8:40am – The Police arrive saying someone has been offended.
8:42am – The feminist neighbour complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needs to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role.
8:43am – The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.
8:45am – TV news crew from the ABC shows up. I am asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply “Snowballs” and am now called a sexist.
9:00am – I’m on the news as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobic sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.
9:10am – I am asked if I have any accomplices. My children are taken by social services.
9:29am – Far left protesters offended by everything are marching down the street demanding for me to be beheaded.

MORAL: There is no moral to this story. It’s just a view of the world in which we live today, and it is only getting worse.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:06 am

TrevorG says:

December 1, 2022 at 9:02 am

Wally Dalí says:
December 1, 2022 at 8:57 am

You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried.

Yea, I thought so too. Waffles is a moron trying to pretend he’s some sort of blog nameplate mufti. The other day he accused someone else that it was Sanchez hiding under some new name. It wasn’t of course.

Johnny Rotten
December 1, 2022 9:07 am

I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.

– Jamie Lee Curtis

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 9:08 am

Custard – It’s the credentialization of journalism. The Left controls journalism training and excludes anyone without the ‘correct’ viewpoints. Then the journos rise in media companies and in turn exclude righties from those companies.

The war over social media is fun because it is decentralized at the user level but centralized at the ownership level. As a result the Left set out to capture the likes of Twitter, and did so. But then Gab, Parler etc started up, and the big boys have been playing whack a mole trying to suppress them.

A bit like Trump illuminating the scurrying rats of the deep state, Elon is now doing the same thing to social media companies. And deep staters like the EU are reacting with predictable hostility.

It’ll be interesting to see how it goes: either a serious crack up to sweep away these oligarchs, or global fascism. At the moment the latter is looking more likely than the former, because the EU, China, Russia, Biden’s USA, the UK, Canada and us here in Australia are all becoming increasingly fascist in order to push things like climate and covid controls. That’s basically all of the top level technology nations.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 9:12 am

According to a Trafalgar Group survey 10.2% of Americans have either moved to a state whose administration aligns with their beliefs in the last three years or plan to do so in the next year. The majority of these are registered Republicans or Independents. California to Texas is the most popular switch. IK woudl expect Florida would be a popular destination too, which might be a good reason for De Santis to bide his time on a presidential bid.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 9:12 am

Shantaram, I actually feel a bit sorry for you. It’s martini o’clock in Manhattan, and you’re on the smartphone interwebs seeking some sort of affirmation by- what? Getting a rise out of a distant and complete stranger, with some entry-level sledges?
Don’t you have any hobbies or interests?
Or memes or jokes?
…don’t you have anyone else in this world?

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 1, 2022 9:12 am

Christine McVie was one of the greatest songwriter/singers of the 20th century.

Do yourself a favour, as MM the strange one would say, and buy their concert The Dance.

Struth
December 1, 2022 9:14 am

Almost forgot.

It is now 4 to 34 months until:

They will kill us all, and those who survive will wish they were dead.

– The Prophecies of St. Ruth, Protege of Faulty, Chapter 2 verse 13

The drop kick mostly effected by denialism keeps outing himself.

Yes, exactly.
But it won’t be us all.

Many millions didn’t get jabbed.

Where’s Choo Choo?

While all around us there is much more sickness and death we all are experiencing,….the reports of 2000 plus excess deaths in Australia per month and on it goes, and this frightened child still scoffs.

On another note…..
Is Sylvester the cat really Sancho of the skidmark?

Doesn’t write in the same self impressed style and is on here much less.

Is it time to ask…Where’s Sancho?

They are dying all around KD and yet mental sickness and fear of the real world means he continues these scoffs.
I don’t know about you, but to me, his carry on is pure insanity.
Gobsmacking to behold.

custard
custard
December 1, 2022 9:16 am

On the morning of November 28, 2022 Elon Musk tweeted a photo of his bedside table. Many people just see an odd mixture of items on a table while many others see so much more, as evident by the many various decodes put out by Anons in the past two days. Each individual item has a significant meaning and reason behind it but when you combine them all together a larger picture begins to emerge and we are able to see a story that some have speculated about and never had any proof of.

https://patriotcp.substack.com/p/elons-bedside-table

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 1, 2022 9:16 am

‘The Voice’ supporters peddling a giant fantasy

Jacinta Price and the Nationals seem to be the only ones with the guts to speak the truth about the giant fantasy that is ‘The Voice’.

Andrew Bolt

Activists pushing Labor’s Aboriginal-only parliament say they want a kinder, more tolerant Australia. Many even believe them.

But just listen to the rantings this week of Noel Pearson – 17 minutes of poison broadcast by the ABC.

Pearson is an architect of Labor’s plan for what it calls the “Voice” and wants it cemented into our constitution for our “reconciliation”.

Reconciliation? From the likes of Pearson, accused some time ago by two women, separately, of calling them a “white c—”? (Pearson denies it.)

On Wednesday, Pearson turned his rage against an Aboriginal woman – Nationals Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price.

Price had the day before joined her leader, David Littleproud, in announcing the Nationals would oppose this Voice as it should be opposed, not on detail but as a matter of fundamental principle.

Price, daughter of a Celtic father and Aboriginal mother, said creating an Aboriginal-only parliament was racist: “Why can’t we do as what we fought for, be recognised as Australian citizens in this country, treated equally, not above anybody else and not below anybody else?”

Price and Littleproud were also clear this Voice would not fix Aboriginal poverty.

Again, they were right, but the Nationals’ decision seemed to shock ABC journalists and activists, too used to people being too scared to resist Labor’s racist plan.

That night Laura Tingle, the ABC’s chief political correspondent, called the Nationals’ stand “disturbing” and “a really unfortunate divide”.

But the real onslaught came the next morning, when ABC Radio National host Patricia Karvelas let Pearson vomit 17 minutes of uninterrupted hatred and abuse.

First, he ridiculed Littleproud as “Littlepride”, calling him a “boy” and “kindergarten child”, leading a “squalid” party that “couldn’t give a stuff” about Aborigines.

Then he put the boot into Price, claiming she was just a careerist caught in a “tragic celebrity redneck vortex” and controlled by racist “string pullers” whose strategy was “to find a blackfella to punch down on other blackfellas”.

I heard no reconciliation there, just a bully being as cruel as he could to not just intimidate Price but warn off anyone else thinking of criticising this Voice.

And Karvelas, employed by the supposedly impartial national broadcaster, didn’t utter a squeak of protest as Pearson monstered this Aboriginal woman and vilified Littleproud. She praised him instead: “That’s a really interesting analysis.”

Yet there were many questions to ask Pearson, and not just about the High Court one day turning this supposedly advisory parliament into something with real power, by forcing our real parliament to consider its every suggestion.

Pearson could have been picked up on his sneer that he’d heard nothing “in Jacinta’s rhetoric” offering “solutions for people back at Aurukun, for people at Yuendumu, for my people”.

Well, Pearson is sure expert in no solutions for Aurukun.

Aurukun is one of four Aboriginal towns in Cape York, and part of Pearson’s Cape York Initiative, which has been showered with state and federal money to get children into school and adults into work.

Just 3000 people were covered by this scheme, and governments gave Pearson’s Cape York projects as much as $150m over eight years, or $50,000 for each man, woman and child.

But the results have been terrible in education, jobs and crime. Two years ago, 300 Aurukun residents fled their homes after rioters went wild.

That tells us something about the prime minister’s justification this week for his Aboriginal-only parliament – that it would just allow Aborigines to be consulted about decisions affecting them.

But Aboriginal leaders are already consulted, a lot, and few more than Pearson. None has had such freedom to even design welfare programs.

Yet it still failed, just like so many other programs have failed – as we learned again on Wednesday with the release of the latest figures on Aboriginal welfare.

They failed not because of a lack of consultation but because the whole model is wrong.

You cannot glorify Aboriginal traditions, and have people live out bush, far from real work, living a kind of Aboriginal way, and expect western standards of wealth, education and wellbeing.

That’s the giant fantasy peddled by backers of the Voice. In fact, the Aborigines thriving best are not the ones now treated as some separate species. They are Aborigines who have integrated.

Price and the Nationals have the guts to say so, because they care as much as the people behind the Voice say they do.

That deserves respect and calm debate, not this foul abuse. Or is Pearson angry because he cannot deny the truths they dare speak?

Herald-Sun

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 9:17 am

Rabz, let me know the theme in advance and I’ll start brainstorming. I’m a slow typer and late to the party, you know.
Morning music-
If the Black Crowes were lumped with being a Stones cover band, then the Magpie Salute is a Crowes cover band. They have groovier bits of southern fried boogie than this, but it’s a rocking “Cooker” – I’d swear he sings of insidious “electoral mass immigration”!!!!!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 9:19 am

which might be a good reason for De Santis to bide his time on a presidential bid

He’s going to run.

Ron DeSantis to Release Autobiography ‘The Courage to Be Free’ in February (30 Nov)

These days publishing a book is sort of mandatory for pollies intending to stand for Prez.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 9:20 am

Sancho is on Shantaram’s second phone, and he left it in oz accidentally.
Sylvester is on a burner phone he bought in NY, because he needs friends to urge him on.
Change my mind!

Rabz
December 1, 2022 9:21 am

1. Fuentes has Mexican heritage.
2.Kanye is black.
3. Fuentes has been described as a white supremacist
4. Kanye invites Fuentes out to have dins with Trump meaning those two are pals.
Has anyone in the media thought about squaring this circle?

JC – who cares, it’s just bloody hilarious.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:21 am

Waffles. It’s 5 pm here . Meanwhile it’s 6.00 am on our left coast, your dobbing people in – incorrectly I might add- and you feel sorry for me? No one needs you to be dobbing people in because you’re a boring shithead serving no purpose at all. Moreover, it’s a twofer now. You have incorrectly identified two commenters.
Go get ready for the days chores, you waffling doofus. It’s vacuuming and cleaning the toilet.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:23 am

JC – who cares, it’s just bloody hilarious.

The left and some on the right care. Does it make sense to you?n Fuentes is an idiot though.

m0nty
December 1, 2022 9:25 am

MORAL: There is no moral to this story. It’s just a view of the world in which we live today, and it is only getting worse.

The moral is that you lot have to make up stories about how oppressed you are.

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:26 am

Change my mind!

No. absolutely not. You run with that. Now go vac and clean the toilet.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 9:28 am

LIBERTY QUOTE

Excess sadness is a disease of the mind, but mild sadness is the mark of a well-conditioned mind, according to the present state of life.

— St Thomas Aquinas

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 9:30 am

Latest Disturbing Info On Balenciaga, Proves “Qanon” Folks Were Probably 100 Percent Right

I have no interest at all in Qanon, which is an attention-seeking puerile beat-up of contrived coincidences, doing a specialty in salaciousness, but I am glad that the excesses of the high fashion industry dabbling in pedo and some other edges of human nastiness have come to light with the Balenciaga ads that went mainstream public with this stuff. If follows on the heels of heroic chic. When fashion over-reaches itself to this extent in its search for imaginative novelty and market share in boundary pushing, descending from a dramatising amorality into pure evil, then it is time for a few fashion houses to fall. Balenciaga first.

Some of those ‘artistic’ child images found in the delving that has followed these ads are horrific.
A ‘natural’ follow on though of drag-queen story hour and other approved sexualisation of children.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 1, 2022 9:31 am

A voice from the past.
The days of permanently available electricity may be coming to an end.
March 2, 2011.

Struth
December 1, 2022 9:31 am

Mater, I read when I can, and am busy working.
Today is raining and therefore stopped harvest.

I do feel for you and understand that you have kept your sanity in all this.
I know you are jabbed, and you want others to understand you were forced.
The problem is you THINK you were forced but you weren’t.

I , like you, cannot go against the principles I live by.

You may not like to hear other men talling it how they believe it to be, but in the meantime, you did let your wife ….an hysterical female….threaten you with leaving AND TAKING THE KIDS if you didn’t comply.

There is right and there is wrong.

She nor anyone else in this world has no right to take your children away from you.
They need to know that you are in charge of the outcomes should someone attempt to do this to you, and not the government…and there will be consequences.
She started it, not you.
It is not over the top to hold that position, it is just and right.
That is a criminal act against you that should not be tolerated or threatened.

You caved to it.
Looking at the lack of a decent father figure to show you what being a husband (and head of the house….in compassion and righteousness…means, I understand.

So now the situation you find yourself in, is terrible.

So I ask, what is your wife saying now?
Now the deaths are really taking off?

Now she sees and maybe is experiencing the sickness herself?

I am only getting personal because you don’t seem to mind, as you spoke about your father yesterday.

I would never let

JC
JC
December 1, 2022 9:32 am

Latest Disturbing Info On Balenciaga, Proves “Qanon” Folks Were Probably 100 Percent Right

LOl. No it doesn’t.

Custard tried that takeaway with me just yesterday.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 9:33 am

Typing gon awry there. Should be “it follows on the heels of heroin chic”.
Remember all those half-dead skin and bone wraiths who populated Vogue a few years ago?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
December 1, 2022 9:33 am

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Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 9:35 am

Remember all those half-dead skin and bone wraiths who populated Vogue a few years ago?

Vogue?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 9:39 am

I , like you, cannot go against the principles I live by.

Sanctimony much?

I think you should butt out of Mater’s marriage, Struth.

It is none of your business.

Struth
December 1, 2022 9:41 am

Here is true insanity.
Yesterday, Monty declares he is a man of science.
He declares that the jabs he took, caused the cold he caught (now known as covid 19) to be much less severe than it otherwise would have been.

My god.

Think about the level of stupidity in that reasoning.

One.
He could never have known how severe his cold would have been without it, and we were told by the “science” (communist propagandists) that covid could be so mild as to be asymptomatic…..before there was a pretend vaccine.

Now the point I make is this.

Monty has been brainwashed to the point of insanity.
He can’t think logically anymore.

Yet while many of you will see that quite clearly in Monty, you can’t see it in yourselves.

Although not completely swallowing the crap like Monty, many of you aren’t far off joining him in the padded cell.

Denialism is causing this.

The truth is too much for your teeny tiny brains,,,………..

Struth
December 1, 2022 9:47 am

Sanctimony much?

I think you should butt out of Mater’s marriage, Struth.

It is none of your business

Don’t start on me you selfish old moo.

I put that he doesn’t seem to mind telling us about his personal stuff, and I’d like to know what his stupid bloody woman, who like you and Rosie and many others went fucking hysterical about covid, you particularly looking for any excuse to jab yourself, pretending to have superior knowledge and researched it all…
You were dribbling shit the whole time.
You wanted to go jetsetting.

So I’m allowed to ask Mater a question and he has every right to tell me to fuck off, however, why don’t you practice what you preach.
You’ve done nothing but embarrass yourself over the last two years.
You are nothing but gullible, too trusting, rich boomers unprepared to give away what you had become accustomed to, and looked for ever excuse and theory to excuse yourself from what others took on.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 1, 2022 9:49 am

Remember all those half-dead skin and bone wraiths who populated Vogue a few years ago?

Designing dresses for pre-adolescent boys was one of the accusations tied to the trend.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 9:50 am

Vogue?

Top fashion mag, Roger, who bought into the bleak-faced heroin chic androgenous look in their models just as did the whole of the fashion industry until a backlash started about five years ago.

The counterpoint movement has been such that now we find Victoria’s Secret lingerie models are all plus size, and its catalogue is no longer a gentleman’s delight. Big is suddenly beautiful. lol.
In reality, big is about as lovely as heroin chic although not quite as closely aligned to the cultural underbelly of dissolution as the glamorising of the dregs of drugs. America’s food addiction is on display in the ‘big’ movement. Many Americans are grossly obese; all those ‘comfort’ airline seats on local flights available at extra expense are sentinel to the number of big munchers.

Struth
December 1, 2022 9:50 am

Where’s Sancho?
Where’s choo choo?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 9:54 am

Where’s Sancho?
Where’s choo choo?

DeAth CAmpS and dead respectively.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2022 9:56 am

‘We will be stuck in our colonial past if Voice fails’: Dodson
Lisa Visentin
By Lisa Visentin
December 1, 2022 — 1.00am

Labor senator and Aboriginal elder Pat Dodson says if the Voice to parliament referendum fails, it will send a message across the world that Australia is stuck in its colonial past, and urged people to back the proposal on principle and not get weighed down in debates about detail.

Dodson, a Yawuru elder, known as the Father of Reconciliation, said there would be “serious implications” for Australia’s place on the international stage if the referendum is rejected by voters.

“It’ll send a tsunami wave across the international spheres that we are still stuck in our colonial past basically, and that we really cannot find the generosity of heart and spirit that underpinned the issuing of the invitation that came from the Uluru Statement From the Heart from the First Nations peoples,” Dodson said.
Labor senator Pat Dodson said there would be “serious implications” for reconciliation efforts and Australia’s reputation on the international stage if the Voice referendum fails.

Labor senator Pat Dodson said there would be “serious implications” for reconciliation efforts and Australia’s reputation on the international stage if the Voice referendum fails.Credit:Rhett Wyman

“It’s a pretty big reality that a people conquered by the British and settlers of this nation [are] extending an olive branch to the nation and saying: ‘All we want from you is a way to go forward here’.”

In an interview with this masthead, Dodson, the government’s special envoy for the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, dismissed a renewed appeal by Opposition Leader Peter Dutton for more information about the composition and operation of the Voice on Wednesday, saying the Australian people were being asked to vote “on principle, not on detail”.

“What people have to know is that this is about a set of words that you’re being asked to vote upon to insert into the Constitution. That’s a significant matter. That’s the principle matter,” Dodson said.

The decision by the federal Nationals Party this week to formally oppose the referendum – a move that has been resoundingly criticised by Voice advocates as premature -reignited a debate in the final sitting week of the year over how much detail the government ought to provide Australians about how the body will function before the national vote.

In his parliamentary speech on Closing the Gap, Dutton said Australians had “a right to know” what they will be voting for, noting that it had been four months since Prime Minister Anthony Albanese unveiled a draft amendment to enshrine the Voice in the Constitution.

He proposed a string of “reasonable and warranted” questions he said remained unanswered, including: whether the proposed constitutional amendment was the only form of words the government was willing to consider; who will be eligible to serve on the body; how will members be elected, chosen or appointed; how many people will make up the body and how will the body be funded?

“In matters as important as constitutional change details must never be an afterthought,” Dutton said.

“Australians can’t make a proper assessment simply based on three proposed sentences to change the text of our Constitution. The government has to disclose sufficient details and we support them in doing that as soon as possible.”

But Dodson said the finer details of the Voice would be decided after the referendum, with the draft constitutional amendment giving the parliament the power to determine the composition, functions, powers and procedures of the Voice.

“That detail will come. They (the opposition) will be front and centre to the debate on the detail contained in the legislation that sets up the Voice after a successful referendum,” Dodson said.

Speaking in the parliament on the latest Closing the Gap report on Wednesday, Albanese gave his strongest signal yet that the referendum to enshrine the Voice in the Constitution will be held in 2023, saying: “there’s an opportunity in the second half of next year to do better”.

The government has narrowed the timing down to four options – July, August, October or December.

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney confirmed this week that the government would not publicly fund a formal Yes or No case, and instead use taxpayer funds for a neutral civics educational campaign, leaving it up to both sides to privately fundraise for their campaigns.

In question time on Wednesday, Albanese pointed to a 2021 report by Indigenous academics Marcia Langton and Tom Calma, commissioned by the former Morrison government, saying it contained “280 pages of detail about how the Voice will operate”.

The report includes a proposed model for the Voice of 24 members, comprising two from each state, territory and the Torres Strait and a further five members from remote areas of the NT, WA, Queensland, WA and SA and a Torres Strait Islander living on the mainland. There would be two co-chairs of different genders who serve two-year terms and who would be paid as the positions would be full-time roles.

However, the Albanese government has not formally adopted this model as the one it will seek to legislate following the referendum.

Former Liberal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt, who served in the Morrison government, told ABC Radio he took the report to cabinet twice, and accused those calling for more detail of “laziness” by not reading the report.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 9:56 am

The Albanese government faces a war with veterans groups if it allows officers to be stripped of “distinguished” service medals for failing to prevent war crimes in Afghanistan unless the alleged crimes are proved in court.

Elbow could actually win himself a lot of kudos by waking up in the morning and sacking all the high command involved in the apparently ‘tainted’ missions for failing in their duties to actively command.
Then publicly and loudly disbanding the witch hunt against the operators involved, preferably with Ben Roberts-Smith alongside him on the podium.

It would show the Morriswine Libs as the knackerless catamites they have been on this issue and allow Labor to place themselves as ‘friend of the Diggers’ for a generation.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 1, 2022 9:58 am

Meanwhile, Madge’s former Lady-in-Waiting has been sent to the library for quizzing
some flamboyantly attired ethno-nationalist about her family’s origins.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 9:59 am

“It’ll send a tsunami wave across the international spheres that we are still stuck in our colonial past basically…”

Oh for the good old days, when the Left decried our cultural cringe.

Mater
December 1, 2022 10:00 am

You may not like to hear other men talling it how they believe it to be, but in the meantime, you did let your wife ….an hysterical female….threaten you with leaving AND TAKING THE KIDS if you didn’t comply.

That’s not what happened, but thanks anyway.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 10:01 am

‘We will be stuck in our colonial past if Voice fails’: Dodson

I have to say the colonial past is looking better than the modern mess we’re currently stuck in. The aboriginal people were a whole lot more healthy to start with, and weren’t being used as pawns by totalitarian fascists. But then Mr Dodson is ALP, so on the side of the fascists.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 10:03 am

What are you smoking, mole?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 10:14 am

Notorious Paywallian panty buncher Gideon Haigh says don’t get your panties in a bunch about Australian cricketers taking a knee.

Struth
December 1, 2022 10:14 am

Well what I am really asking Mater is you had many threatening you to take the jab.

So you took it.
Now what have they to say to you?

You father was disgusting it seems.
And a realist is a realist.
You, unlike many here, are a realist.
So am I.
That is why I cannot for the life of me condone you killing yourself by taking the jab….for any reason, for there is no reason and none of your loved ones should have expected you to sacrifice your life WHEN THERE WERE OTHER OPTIONS.

And there were other options.
Maybe not good options, but options none the less.
And better options than jabbing yourself.
Nothing warrants that.
Personal integrity must be practiced not only by men, but by those around him .
That is the position I have always held.

For example, if I had to get jabbed to see my dying mother, my dying mother would prefer she die alone than to know I had to take the death jab to see her.

The whole jabathon’s success is predicated on a lack of Christian ethics in the whole of society and combined with women being raised above their station (YES I SAID THAT) and too involved in society’s decision making processes …which then slaps us all in the face once they lose their shit to hysterical fear.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 10:17 am

Another in the endless series of “WE PREDICTED THIS YOU MONGS”…

Australia’s energy crisis is widening the gulf between rich and poor households according to a new report that shows costs accelerating much faster for consumers on low and middle incomes.

This is exactly what you want.
You are designing the electricity grid to produce this exact outcome.
How very dare you sit there, sucking your teeth and making mooing noises about how awful and unpredictable this is.

It noted households earning $150,000 a year spent about 1.9 per cent of their disposable income on energy.

However, for those households in the lowest income bracket, the proportion of their cashflow being spent on energy was as much as 12 per cent or more.

And ECA concluded the divide was getting worse, with the rate of increase going up to eight times faster for lower income customers than wealthier ones.

In breaking news, wealthy people less affected by poverty than the poor, film at 11!

ynne Gallagher, the boss of ECA, said the trend was a worry and came against a backdrop of rapidly falling consumer confidence in the market.

There is no market you low rent spastics, there is a deliberately gamed and fake market put in place to ensure carpetbaggers make as much loot as possible by genuflecting to shrines of Gretas holy hole.

….
Ms Gallagher said a big part of the problem was the declining health of the national electricity market, which supplies more than 10 million customers across Australia’s eastern seaboard.

She said record high prices in the spot market caused by global shortages of coal and gas supplies had driven some retailers to the wall and others to withdraw.

Lying liars who lie lyingly. Parts of the east coast are floating on a sea of low grade thermal coal which has been banned from being used by the same low rent turds who are profiting from the “market”.
Victoria is home to the second largest brown coal resource in the world. This low cost and abundant resource has ensured the supply of affordable and reliable electricity that has supported our economic prosperity for nearly a century.

Eight chimneys at Victoria’s defunct, coal-fired Hazelwood power station have been demolished.

We are ruled over by utter morons, or we are ruled over by thieving grifters, take your pick.

Rabz
December 1, 2022 10:17 am

Where’s Pancho?

Pretending to be dead (again).

Wally – no spoilers, the radio show themes are meant to be a surprise. Except when they aren’t.

Mater
December 1, 2022 10:18 am

Listen Struth, putting aside all the issues of family pressure, pending job loss, etc, what it came down to was when Dan used my kids as a lever.

He was irreversibly damaging my children’s future and they were eventually pressured into agreeing to have it. My right to veto it was removed. Like I’ve done for my entire military career, I was NOT going to standby and watch those who I was responsible for, do something that I wasn’t willing to do myself. One in, all in.

BTW, my wife respected my (and my children’s) stance, and stood by me. Dan eventually made it impossible for her to stand by me, because I was a second class citizen. It was ripping our family apart, and his statement (19 Oct 21) that it was an indefinite arrangement, certainly didn’t help.

What you are not understanding is that being unwillingly vaccinated, I’ve been able to fight this rubbish and provide a counterpoint infinitely more effectively than if I was unemployed. Unvaccinated people are now still employed, because I was jabbed. That doesn’t make me a hero, but it highlights that if all the principled people self isolate from the process, the opposition win by default.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 10:20 am

We are ruled over by utter morons, or we are ruled over by thieving grifters, take your pick.

How about…We are ruled by morons in thrall to thieving grifters.

TrevorG
TrevorG
December 1, 2022 10:20 am

Struth says:
December 1, 2022 at 10:14 am

Give it a rest mate, you are hysterical.

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 1, 2022 10:20 am

Is it time to ask…Where’s Sancho?
1) Who cares as long as he isn’t here.
2)Maybe he got so far up himself, he disappeared.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 10:20 am

Rogersays:
December 1, 2022 at 10:03 am
What are you smoking, mole?

Smells like…. VICTORY!

Its not something Im predicting happening, but I struggle to see a downside for the ALP if they did so.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 10:21 am

you particularly looking for any excuse to jab yourself, pretending to have superior knowledge and researched it all…

As an older woman with a history of bronchiectasis and high blood pressure I have no regrets about taking the Astra-Zenica jab against the Alpha variant of Covid, Struth. I had the same approximate risk of dying (one in a million) from a Yellow Fever jab, and have no regrets about taking that either, although the risk of getting Yellow Fever was thousands of times less. The initial Alpha variant was quite virulent and although it was and still is contentious those early AZ jabs likely did save lives amongst the elderly and amongst heavily exposed medical staff and probably travellers too. My body my choice there. I have never supported the Pfizer jabs.

Later iterations became far less virulent, as we might expect with a respiratory contact virus. Covid has morphed now into a cold easily thrown off; it was more than that at the start, severe Alpha Covid was also a vascular disease with some long-term impacts. I signed the Great Barrington Declaration medical section using my qualification as MPH in October 2020, so I did my bit early on against lockdowns and mandatory vaxxing as good practice in the face of any epidemic which decent epidemiology has always suggested. I also published in June 2020 in Quadrant outlining some queries concerning Covid management. So shut your moaning face, Struth.

As for travel and returning to normal. I travel freely now. I am glad to get back for myself these last few good years, having lost two of them to Covid already, so that I can live my life my way. You go on and live your life your way. Just stop being a bore here bothering others with your saintliness.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 10:21 am

Good to see Prince Phillip’s death doesn’t mean the death of old, geriatric racists at Buckingham Palace. The young Coloured was lucky she didn’t get asked to fetch an extra bread roll.

Struth
December 1, 2022 10:21 am

Whether Sancho is alive or not, the process of talking common sense, and to be able to get passed his never ending bullshit to make this blog one which can discuss things sanely and intelligently, and BRUTALLY HONESTLY, with energy and passion is much more likely.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
December 1, 2022 10:22 am

Still haven’t had my mind changed, Karen.
Put the phones down, try a Martini and some deep breathing. Go on.

cohenite
December 1, 2022 10:23 am

Latest FBI crime stats:

The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.

Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks. In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The Post categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest. Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers—committed vastly and disproportionately by black males. Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 10:23 am

2) Maybe he got so far up himself, he disappeared

A constant struggle for many of us.

P
P
December 1, 2022 10:24 am

Senate set to lift ban on territories legislating on euthanasia
1 December 2022. Source: Canberra Times.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 10:25 am

I miss Sancho.

A very good wit, properly applied, is always a bonus to a blog.
Sancho was often extremely amusing, a true rapier wit.

I hope he is OK.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 10:26 am

Senate set to lift ban on territories legislating on euthanasia

Pocock’s

quid pro quo

?

Mater
December 1, 2022 10:27 am

BTW, my kids and I were vaxxed post the implementation of the ‘vaccine economy’, so it didn’t positively contribute to tyranny of anyone else. Critical mass had already been reached, and that ship had sailed.

My kids and I were never going to contribute to the critical mass. My decision effected only myself. I should be dead 10 times over because of the shit I’ve done in my career. What’s another one?

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2022 10:27 am

Ergh…Pockock’s quid pro quo?

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 1, 2022 10:31 am

The future is electric.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 10:32 am

Pockock’s quid pro quo?

ACT’s Brian Harradine. Better get used to this.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 1, 2022 10:35 am

House Democrats voted on their new leaders on Wednesday.

House Democratic leader, whip, and caucus chair respectively will revamp the face of a body that has historically been controlled by old white men. And it will mark the first time ever for either party in either chamber of Congress to have no white men in any of the top leadership positions.

Gabor
Gabor
December 1, 2022 10:36 am

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
December 1, 2022 at 10:25 am

I miss Sancho.

A very good wit, properly applied, is always a bonus to a blog.
Sancho was often extremely amusing, a true rapier wit.

Could also be described as a boring smart a..e every class room and workplace has one.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 10:38 am

Notorious Paywallian panty buncher Gideon Haigh says don’t get your panties in a bunch about Australian cricketers taking a knee.

Um, Mr Haigh, those mysteriously empty stadia are oddly rather empty. Weird huh?

Dot
Dot
December 1, 2022 10:39 am

President Pocock.

Get used to it!

Dot
Dot
December 1, 2022 10:39 am

Notorious Paywallian panty buncher Gideon Haigh says don’t get your panties in a bunch about Australian cricketers taking a knee.

That’s cool.

I never have to watch it again.

Struth
December 1, 2022 10:40 am

He was irreversibly damaging my children’s future and they were eventually pressured into agreeing to have it.

My son had it so as not to effect his future.
Killing yourself effects your future.

Do you get that?

He too couldn’t really grasp silly old dad’s over reaction to this jab.

But he’s been sick often and swears he won’t have a booster.
Would you have a booster now, Mater?
Would you honestly do the same thing again?

It makes all your other arguments ones that seem to me can only be made by someone who doesn’t really think that death is the reality of these jabs.

That is the reality.

However, you can’t really believe it, hence your decisions.
I do believe it.

Sooner or later, and sooner than you would otherwise go.

Not every jab taker will be dead in four years, some will be sooner, like Choo Choo, but by four years (it should be by now without denialism) KD won’t be sneering….at all.
But I also believe that people, even though some being heavily in denial, can’t keep pushing out the truth seen around them.
The thought that you did it to yourself and what may come at any moment (because you did it to yourself) is a psychological nightmare that cannot be dealt with unless the truth is denied.

Once that truth is denied………a fantasy world is lived in.
One we are seeing now, where the Victorian elections……. can’t be questioned (it’s the trusting world of 1960’s Australia!) regarding their integrity, or what the war in Ukraine is really all about, etc etc.

There was never a good enough reason to let anyone get jabbed in my opinion.

Time is on my side and unfortunately, I’m looking at being totally correct about it all…and in the time frame KD scoffs at.
Worth it?
Not at all.
Letting them kill you, and own you is not winning.
You haven’t won a thing mater, and to think you have is denialism.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 1, 2022 10:40 am

ROME, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Italy’s only Black lawmaker suspended himself from his left-wing party on Thursday after his family was accused of mismanaging funds and exploiting staff at two associations meant to help immigrants.

The growing scandal has dealt a severe political blow to Aboubakar Soumahoro, Italy’s best-known activist for migrants’ rights who only entered parliament last month after winning a seat in a national election for his Green and Left party.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 10:42 am

“Reform”…

But the Queensland government is now set to introduce reforms to parliament that the attorney general, Shannon Fentiman, says will modernise birth certificates to make sure a person’s legal identity matches their lived identity.

The bill will also allow for two mothers or two fathers on a birth certificate, or for them simply to be listed as parents. And while parents will still need to register a sex for their child in the registry, it would no longer appear on the certificate unless parents opt for it.


Fentiman expects to introduce the bill on Friday and says the reforms are intended to begin in 2024, allowing “sufficient time to ensure appropriate processes are in place at the registry”.

Wells says she will be there the minute she is legally allowed to do so.

I have no doubt there will be euphoria.”

Figures
Figures
December 1, 2022 10:43 am

Struth, I’m the purest of the pure when it comes to anti-vaccination. You criticise others for succumbing and taking the clotshot but let’s be honest, compared to me you’re a deadset junkie.

My kids: Zero vaccines. Zero antibiotics. Zero doctor visits for illness.

It isn’t a stretch to say I am the most consistently anti-vaccine person who has ever lived.

Now, if I can accept Mater’s reasoning for getting the vaccine I don’t see why you can’t.

Jorge
Jorge
December 1, 2022 10:46 am

Saw a pic of the black woman from Dagenham (wherever).

She was wearing trad African dress, beads, headgear etc.

Not surprising the old girl asked her where she was from.

She was playing dress ups for the Royal tea party but she’ll be back in tracky daks and puffing on a Winnie Blue tomorrow. ‘I said love, I said pet …..’

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 10:46 am

Early Oscar contender for next year.
Lock it in.

https://youtu.be/DuWEEKeJLMI

Sharknado and snakes on a plane are small beer.

Zipster
Zipster
December 1, 2022 10:46 am

Justice Brereton’s November 2020 report found there was “credible evidence” that 25 current or former ADF personnel murdered up to 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners

the russians killed up to a million, that’s how you prosecute a war. no with stilettos, handbags and fucking daisies

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 1, 2022 10:46 am

A group that works with organisations on issues of diversity and inclusivity says it may be time to cancel Christmas. The call comes after new statistics showed that less than half of the population of England and Wales described themselves as Christian in the 2021 census, meaning that Christianity is now a minority religion.

But the UK still has a ‘heavy emphasis on celebrating the birth of Jesus’, according to Watch This Sp_ce, an award-winning diversity and inclusion consultancy. They say that, from November onwards, the decorations in town centres, the advertising on our televisions, the constant emails from retailers, all imply that everyone will be celebrating on December 25.

But they say many people feel left out and excluded from the celebrations, while their own religious or spiritual festival is ignored, and more feel under pressure to spend large mounts of money for ‘no real reason’.

Watch This Sp_ce says that, at work, these issues are ‘loaded into a pressure cooker’, hoghlighting people in the team that don’t celebrate at this time of year, forcing them to either ‘conform to a religion they don’t believe in’ or stand out as a highly visible minority amongst their teammates, who may well be labelling them Scrooge.

Watch This Sp_ce us encouraging organisations to reconsider their approach to the festive season. Co-Creator Allegra Chapman said: “Christmas can be a time of fun and joy, but it is also filled with stresses, challenges and discomfort. Rather than forcing everyone to celebrate in an old-fashioned way, in the name of ‘just a bit of fun’, there is a great opportunity for organisations to take a fresh look at how and why they bring their teams together.”

Watch This Sp_ce said we don’t have to cancel Christmas altogether, but ‘perhaps it is time to rethink how we celebrate it’.

Here are some ways that organisations can make their festive season, and the whole year, more inclusive of everyone, according to Watch This Sp_ce.

1) Ask your staff what they want

If you collect clear demographic data on your staff, you probably already have a good idea of the mix of religious festivals that are celebrated amongst your team. (If not, that data will be invaluable in all sorts of ways, so now’s a good time to start collecting it.) Either way, it’s worth asking questions about how important Christmas is to them, whether they enjoy celebrating it at work, how they enjoy celebrating at work, what they don’t enjoy, and what other festivals they would like to celebrate.

2) Make a calendar

Creating a calendar of religious and secular celebrations means that you can mark all of them. Sending a simple email round to say Eid Mubarak to all staff, or wish everyone a Happy Diwali, for example, takes little time and effort but helps everyone to feel included and valued. You can also use this knowledge in your external marketing to celebrate with your customers or clients. If you know you have a high number of people who practice a particular religion in your team, you may want to find out from them how you can mark their festivals in a respectful way in the workplace.

3) Be flexible

If some staff prefer to take time off for Diwali but work over Christmas, then offer them that option if possible. Even if that involves them working from home over the Christmas period, and it may require you to trust them to work while their line manager is on festive leave. Having faith in your staff is the cornerstone of inclusion – if you know that they are capable of doing their job, and you have set them clear objectives within reasonable timeframes, then there is no reason why they can’t complete their tasks without someone standing over them.

4) Celebrate purposefully

Rather than enforcing awkward socialising for the sake of Christmas, maybe it’s time to reconsider how and why you bring your staff together. Celebrating milestones in your achievements as a team, throughout the year, and bringing people together in a way that helps them to get to know one another and understand their work is much more powerful than everyone drunkenly draping tinsel over each other. You might choose to have a spring, summer, autumn and winter celebration, for example, where you reflect on progress, recognise successes and think ahead to the coming season. If your work dos are going to involve alcohol, which might well be what the majority of your team want, make sure that there are plenty of alternatives available and that drinks are just an accompaniment to the event rather than the reason everyone is there. The idea is to allow everyone to connect and socialise, not to encourage everyone to get wasted

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
December 1, 2022 10:47 am

On balance, I miss Sancho too- like Lizzie says, he was quick off the mark.

Struth
December 1, 2022 10:51 am

I’m not an anti vaxxer Figures.

You are.
I,ve taken many vaccines in my life.
Tested vaccines that worked, not death jabs.

The jab was never a vaccine.
And we knew it from the start, and it was explained here well before they even introduced it.
See, unlike the jabbed denialists, I still have a functioning memory.

Remember before the introduced the jabs, we so called conspiracy theorists were telling all and sundry the jabs were coming.
“The virus is to introduce the jab and the jab is to introduce the passport”.
That was repeated adnauseum before the jab was even introduced.

Struth
December 1, 2022 10:52 am

My kids: Zero vaccines. Zero antibiotics. Zero doctor visits for illness.

I take it you’re not posting from Africa or India.

Funny about that.

P
P
December 1, 2022 10:52 am

Pockock’s quid pro quo?

ACT’s Brian Harradine. Better get used to this.

Pocock has just arrived in the Senate, and already he is negotiating with the PM
The Age – Michelle Grattan

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 10:52 am

The bill will also allow for two mothers or two fathers on a birth certificate, or for them simply to be listed as parents.

Presumably then the supplier of the sperm or ova will no longer be hit up for child support…?

Silly me, it never works that way does it. I’m so naive.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 1, 2022 10:54 am

Tony Thomas does a takedown of Elbow, who

…for the sartorial splendour of the GQ profile… donned threads costing in total $6,439

Up the workers!

At Quadrant

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 10:55 am
Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
December 1, 2022 10:58 am

Rabzsays:
December 1, 2022 at 9:21 am
1. Fuentes has Mexican heritage.
2.Kanye is black.
3. Fuentes has been described as a white supremacist
4. Kanye invites Fuentes out to have dins with Trump meaning those two are pals.
Has anyone in the media thought about squaring this circle?

JC – who cares, it’s just bloody hilarious.

Almost sounds like three adults with some different views sitting down to dinner and possibly discussing them. I wonder if Jared Kushner joined them?

You can’t block someone when they are right in front of you. You can do the lefts electronic equivalent of running away with your fingers in your ears going “la, la, la, I can’t hear you!”

Most importantly, did Don have two scoops of ice cream and what flavours did everyone have?

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2022 11:00 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 11:01 am

A group that works with organisations on issues of diversity and inclusivity says it may be time to cancel Christmas.

We are the Borg! We champion diversity and inclusivity! You will be assimilated!
I wonder if they’ll say the same thing about Ramadan?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 11:02 am

The swamp- why it doesnt exis….
This is interesting if corrct. And i cant see an ulterior motive beyond reminding repubs he has dirt on them as well.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/30/ftx-billionaire-sam-bankman-fried-dark-money-republicans

The fall of crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried has been painted as a big blow to the Democratic party, whose candidates were major beneficiaries of his largesse. But in a new interview, Bankman-Fried has claimed he gave equally large amounts of money to Republicans.

“I donated to both parties. I donated about the same amount to both parties,” Bankman-Fried told the crypto commentator and citizen journalist Tiffany Fong.
“All my Republican donations were dark,” he said, referring to political donations that are not publicly disclosed. “The reason was not for regulatory reasons, it’s because reporters freak the fuck out if you donate to Republicans. They’re all super liberal, and I didn’t want to have that fight.

Struth
December 1, 2022 11:04 am

Give the bullshit a rest Lizzie.

You’re a good bullshit artist but time has caught up with you.

Let’s just pulll this crap apart …once….as I have better things to do with my life, and my points are well made and now we just wait and watch for just how long the denialists are going to hold onto the bullshit as the deaths grow.

As an older woman with a history of bronchiectasis and high blood pressure I have no regrets about taking the Astra-Zenica jab against the Alpha variant of Covid, Struth. I had the same approximate risk of dying (one in a million) from a Yellow Fever jab,

No Lizzie…..you have a much much greater chance of being one of the 2000 excess deaths recorded in Australia each month by the BoS themselves….so who knows how high it really is……

and have no regrets about taking that either, although the risk of getting Yellow Fever was thousands of times less. The initial Alpha variant was quite virulent

The Alpha varient was the yearly flu which MYSTERIOUSL DISAPPEARED and killed the usual number flus do each year………actually less…..

and although it was and still is contentious those early AZ jabs likely did save lives amongst the elderly and amongst heavily exposed medical staff and probably travellers too.

No it’s not contentious….they’ve admitted it does nothing and it definitely doesn’t stop transmission….something a vaccine has never done, as the sane recall,…..

My body my choice there. I have never supported the Pfizer jabs.

Yeah, that’s right oh priveleged one, your body your choice even when it came with a passport…one you, like Rosie used……..you didn’t have to, but you did.
Fighting this is for the poor paddies like struth and co, after all.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 1, 2022 11:06 am

Zyconoclastsays:
December 1, 2022 at 10:35 am
House Democrats voted on their new leaders on Wednesday.

House Democratic leader, whip, and caucus chair respectively will revamp the face of a body that has historically been controlled by old white men. And it will mark the first time ever for either party in either chamber of Congress to have no white men in any of the top leadership positions.

Pelosi is an old, white man? Who knew?

Struth
December 1, 2022 11:09 am

On balance, I miss Sancho too- like Lizzie says, he was quick off the mark.

Paul Keating could be said to be quick off the mark but he was still a cock head.
And like Sancho, very left wing.
And bigotted.

And nobody is quick off the mark on these blogs.
The reality is you have plenty of time to think up a come back before you press “post comment”
It’s

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 1, 2022 11:11 am

Labor senator Pat Dodson said there would be “serious implications” for reconciliation efforts and Australia’s reputation on the international stage if the Voice referendum fails

Code for: “Gimme more money and make me a boss or I’ll diss you overseas!”

Has ol’ Pat been to Europe? Or the USA? Or anywhere in Asia? Oz never makes the news over there unless a) you go looking for it, or b) it’s a “kangaroo bites man” story equivalent.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 1, 2022 11:12 am

Matersays:
December 1, 2022 at 10:18 am
Listen Struth, putting aside all the issues of family pressure, pending job loss, etc, what it came down to was when Dan used my kids as a lever.

He was irreversibly damaging my children’s future and they were eventually pressured into agreeing to have it. My right to veto it was removed. Like I’ve done for my entire military career, I was NOT going to standby and watch those who I was responsible for, do something that I wasn’t willing to do myself. One in, all in.

BTW, my wife respected my (and my children’s) stance, and stood by me. Dan eventually made it impossible for her to stand by me, because I was a second class citizen. It was ripping our family apart, and his statement (19 Oct 21) that it was an indefinite arrangement, certainly didn’t help.

What you are not understanding is that being unwillingly vaccinated, I’ve been able to fight this rubbish and provide a counterpoint infinitely more effectively than if I was unemployed. Unvaccinated people are now still employed, because I was jabbed. That doesn’t make me a hero, but it highlights that if all the principled people self isolate from the process, the opposition win by default.

Furniture sales must be slow again today. The Road Rager doesn’t understand and never will, that a lot of people didn’t think they had a choice. Individual circumstances take precedence over principle more often than not. Him being the fountain of all knowledge should know this after all its the first thing you learn driving a truck. They just couldn’t sell the Hartley and send the mail order bride out to work while they gave orders from the cheap seats or couch. The only denialist here is himself. Grow up. Have you learnt how to crap through the hole in the floor at 100kph (speed limited) to compete with the sub-continentals. You’ve mastered crapping through your mouth so it shouldn’t be a stretch.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 1, 2022 11:13 am

Dover – The casualty rates are fairly close to 1:1. Wagner reportedly is now recruiting from prisons in Central African Republic, which shows how desperate the search for warm bodies is.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 1, 2022 11:13 am

A worthy opponent then, struth.
Heaps better than someone like the stockbroker rageaholic, who in all honesty brings out my lazy worst because his princess complex makes it too easy.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 1, 2022 11:13 am

You forgot tick tick tick in your days sermon from the cenotaph.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 1, 2022 11:14 am

The fix is well and truly in on the in-voice.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-news-live-historic-censure-motion-passed-against-scott-morrison-dutton-questions-labor-over-voice-to-parliament-20221130-p5c2lf.html?post=p54e84#p54e84

The Albanese government has taken the next step towards the Voice referendum and introduced legislation to the lower house to modernise laws governing how the referendum will be conducted.

The Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022 will:
Ban foreign donations;
Establish a financial disclosure framework for referendums consistent with the rules that apply to federal elections;
Require campaign donations and expenditure above the disclosure threshold to be reported to the Australian Electoral Commission;
Temporarily lift a funding restriction in the Act to enable funding of educational initiatives to counter misinformation
and
Remove the requirement for a pamphlet detailing the Yes and No case to be posted to each household
Introducing the bill earlier today, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Patrick Gorman reiterated the government’s decision not to publicly fund a yes and no campaign. Instead, the government will provide public funding only for a civics education campaign.

“This information will provide voters with a good understanding of Australia’s constitution, the referendum process and factual information about the referendum proposal,” Gorman said.

He said the pamphlet requirement was first introduced in 1912 and was an outdated mechanism for informing voters in a digital age.

“As the next referendum will be the first in the digital age, there was no need for taxpayers to pay for a pamphlet to be sent to households,” he said.

“Modern technology allows parliamentarians to express their views to voters directly and regularly through a wide range of sources, such as television, email, and social media that did not exist when the pamphlet was introduced in 1912.”

The bill will be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, which will report in early 2023.

So no public spending, but do you suppose the never ending ‘we were flora and fauna” lie will be fact checked at any stage??

Struth
December 1, 2022 11:15 am

Grey Ranga says absolutely nothing except Meow again.
Fuck off Grey Ranga, you absolute bitter old fuck stick

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2022 11:16 am

Mater, the more you answer Struth the more strident he becomes. I think he is vexatious and is best ignored for he wants to grind you down into ‘excuses’ and abase you. I intend to ignore him from now on and let the uptickers do their worst agreeing with his personal abuse of me.

Covid was a difficult time for everyone. People made their own decisions, as they should, in the light of their own situations. Coping with one’s own concerns and familial pressures and putting up with abuse on blogs for taking the vaxx or from Karens elsewhere for breaking lockdowns, welcoming the unvaxxed or ignoring mask mandates became par for the course for many conservatives.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 1, 2022 11:18 am

Um, Mr Haigh, those mysteriously empty stadia are oddly rather empty. Weird huh?

BoN – view over here is that the Perf Test and the WACA we were set up to fail. 1st Test (usually Brisvegas), Wednesday start, 2nd string opposition. Just over 10k yesterday and will now get to Saturday.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 1, 2022 11:19 am

Wally Dalisays:
December 1, 2022 at 10:47 am
On balance, I miss Sancho too- like Lizzie says, he was quick off the mark.

I thought Thylvester the cat was Thanco.

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