Open Thread – Weekend 4 March 2023


Place de la Madeleine, Édouard Cortès, early 1900s


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Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:28 pm

Purrey was the premier builder of steam trams in the world at the time.
So, yeah, Steal Trams.

Dot
Dot
March 4, 2023 12:28 pm

Respect to Burke if he is as cynical as we are.

That’s as ripe as Lady Camoynes.

Very ripe.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 12:29 pm

Walking up to Queensberry St in the late 80s was like walking back into the 1950s.

My aunt lived in a very nice flat with all mod cons, Bear, but I remember the terrace houses round about. I suppose the suburb was really beginning to change around that point in time. She had a smart job in the city – a corporate pioneer in those days really, especially for a girl from Brisbane – so North Mebourne was very convenient.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 12:30 pm

I admire these men, I saw such men at Cardinal Pell’s funeral, kneeling and praying the rosary.
Oh and you wouldn’t want to get into a fistfight with the men.

Jesus joke on The Project sparks religious protest

NSW Police have confirmed an unauthorised protest occurred in Newtown on Friday night, amidst outrage from Sydney’s religious communities over an offensive joke that aired on Channel 10’s The Project.

A group of men marched through Newtown while reciting The Rosary after comedian Reuben Kaye made an X-rated gag about Jesus on Tuesday night’s show.

“I love Jesus. I love any man who can get nailed for three days straight and come back for more,” Kaye said, to laughs from the panellists including Waleed Aly and Sarah Harris.
NSW Police said in a statement that officers attended King Street in Newtown in relation to unauthorised protest activity.

“Police spoke with a group of about 30 people who marched along the footpath on King Street, Newtown, before dispersing just before 9pm,” the statement read.

“No arrests were made.

“While we won’t comment on specific individuals, or groups, the community can be assured we continue to monitor activities and will take action where appropriate.”

Newtown is the site for multiple World Pride events hosted in Sydney the month.”

Oh and if a protest can be permitted outside a cathedral whilst a funeral was happening, then a protest can be allowed in Newtown, oh and Newtown is in Sleazy’s electorate.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 12:31 pm

“If the Poms had arrested Farage, an unambiguous political opponent, for breaches of the ‘rules’ the subsequent uprising would have made the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 look like a stern Letter to the Editor.”

Yep.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 12:32 pm

And being paid and superannuated while they wait for their next outing.
Top men.

And women…one reportedly on $900k, which I find astonishing.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 12:36 pm

A tart.

An ageing tart at that.

Thanks for the explanation Julie of the 11 votes.

Ha, ha, yes.
I’d forgotten that.
According to her media buddies she was a serious contender. Come the ballot she spun off into the gravel at the first corner. I have no doubt she was behind the “Liberals have a woman problem” stuff.
No, darling.
They had a Julie problem.
Skeletor the Leadership Contender.
File that with other media myths:-
– Tony Abbott is unelectable;
– Kevin Rudd is a sought after elder statesman;
– Bananaby is an excellent “retail politician” (whatever that is);
– Malcolm Trumble is a potentially great PM.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 12:38 pm

Roger, ours was a bit of a Young Ones house. My room was taller than it was wide. We had a couple of student nurses who ended up marrying guys who were playing for Carlton at the time. My mine source of nutrition was the NAB staff canteen on Collins St at lunch time.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 12:39 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2023 at 12:10 pm
That’s a big ask, though.

Selecting either a Flamer or someone with a Labor Party family background
[James Paterson, Amanda Stoker, Linda Reynolds] has become almost mandatory.

Was that part of Scotty “playing Labor like a Stradivarius”?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 12:40 pm

Probably not steam – the départment de Paris banned steam trams in 1895.

Now, can we please get back to offal?

Only if it is steamed tripe.

Makka
Makka
March 4, 2023 12:40 pm

US Foreign Policy is a total disaster, for everyone.

We all should consider the US horrendous record as it ramps up Australia’s involvement in it’s face off with China.

The_Real_Fly Retweeted
COMBATE |??
@upholdreality
PUTIN 2017: “In 2005, it was basically agreed that North Korea would fully stop its nuclear program. All parties agreed and signed. Months later, the USA felt that it was not enough, so they decided to freeze North Korean banks and assets, and demanded North Korea do more – all being outside of the agreement. Due to this, North Korea fully ditched the agreement and restarted its nuclear program. Why did the USA do this?

If it wasn’t enough then why did you sign the agreement? But then it got worse, Iraq and Lybia happened, North Korea simply didn’t see a way to protect itself apart from developing WMDs. Well, now they have missiles that reach US territory.”

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:40 pm

After the deaths from the home insulation debacle it would be reasonable to expect Garret and Rudd to disappear.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 12:41 pm

Only during the day…but yes, could be compressed air.

Likely. Paris ran all sorts of exotic tram systems around the turn of the 19th century – various types of compressed air, stored steam, batteries. Anything but overhead wires in the city centre.

There’s a great transport museum on the outskirts of Paris (ideal for children on a rainy day) from where this arcane knowledge comes.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 12:42 pm

Skeletor and Cormann’s main role was ensuring the flow of WA mining donations flowed through their respective offices.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 12:43 pm

Rogersays:
March 4, 2023 at 12:32 pm
And being paid and superannuated while they wait for their next outing.
Top men.

And women…one reportedly on $900k, which I find astonishing.

I wonder what her super balance looks like?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 4, 2023 12:43 pm

All this talk of offal evokes my mamma’s recipe for trippa alla Romana, fegato alla veneziana made from calf liver from our home-grown calves, my papa’s home-made pork liver sausages, made each year when a large sow arrived on the back of a truck for the yearly salami-making day, his liver sausage was made with brown sugar and currants and was absolutely exquisite, not even the oink was wasted, he made this special kind of sausage called musetto made from the pork meat in the pig’s head, the lard would be boiled down and put on a piece of the hide, salted and peppered and kept in the fridge for cooking; we had our own chooks and each Sunday we’d have roast chook – mum used all the bits (not the guts) just the comb, the heart and sundry giblets to put in her peerless ragu –
ah la nostalgia is strong today.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 12:43 pm

That Stellar magazine interview with the Stick Insect did come with photos. One of them on the Daily Telegraph website now. I invite you to have a look. She actually fancies herself as some sort of model.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 12:45 pm

File that with other media myths:-

Yep, you would have to be a J School grad to be believe any of those.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:47 pm

“If the Poms had arrested Farage, an unambiguous political opponent, for breaches of the ‘rules’ the subsequent uprising would have made the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 look like a stern Letter to the Editor.”

Which clown wrote this tripe?

Farage is a Spook, he is promoted by the British Media as a lightning rod for discontent which might otherwise flow into the National Front.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 12:47 pm

Indigenous voice risks perpetuating a long history of failure
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

12:00AM March 4, 2023
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In Noel Pearson’s recent article in The Weekend Australian, “Conservatives eat their own words on voice” (25-26/2), he argues the concept was born from constitutional conservatives who he now describes as characteristically “fickle”.

The concept may have begun in 2014 as a collaboration between constitutional conservatives and Indigenous leaders but with the help of a senior adviser on the voice committee, Marcia Langton, it has morphed into an entity she argues should compel government to listen to it, otherwise it would be a “toothless tiger”.

Contrary to Anthony Albanese’s suggestion that it wouldn’t have the power to challenge government in the High Court, Langton is adamant that is exactly what it should be able to do. No constitutional conservative in their right mind could now support such a concept.
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Pearson might find it cathartic to attack conservatives he claims once backed the concept of the voice, but his comments fail to argue what he perceives to be the merits of this gargantuan race-based constitutional change.

He once supported my fight to maintain the cashless debit card for vulnerable Australians – now abolished by the government he supports on the voice. He has since publicly denigrated my opposition to the voice.

At least the conservatives he has expressed disappointment in provide a sound argument to the dangers of the Yes vote; as opposed to making personal attacks.

Contrary to the argument by voice proponents that Aboriginal Australia has been “voiceless” and needs an overarching entity to hold parliament and executive government to account, Pearson himself is among those who have had a seat at the table for decades.

He has been a key player in the Indigenous policy space since the early 1990s. Through the establishment of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership during 2011 to 2016 alone his efforts have attracted more than $47m in government funding for the design and implementation programs to advance communities.

Pearson has had the ear of many prime ministers of both Labor and Coalition governments over the decades. His has been a prominent voice to parliament, despite never taking the opportunity to run for a seat himself.

Another proponent of the voice, Pat Turner, who is currently the head of the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations – a body many would consider is a voice to parliament – has also in her own words, “held senior leadership positions in government, business and academia for more than 40 years, and had extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs”.

In fact, over those decades her roles included deputy secretary of the Department for Aboriginal Affairs, deputy secretary for Prime Minister and Cabinet which oversaw the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation; chief executive of the now dismantled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission for four years, senior managerial positions in Centrelink and the Department of Health, and chief executive of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations body since 2016. As head of NACCHO, Turner has been responsible for the delivery of services to the tune of more than $27m in grants funding.

In more recent times, Turner’s influence on federal parliament has ensured a redesigned Closing the Gap process. During the 2023 anniversary of the apology, she presented a fresh set of plans. Addressing the entire senior executive of the Albanese government she exclaimed, “we know that outcomes for our people can be much better when central agencies are playing a leadership role”. With her influence, Turner has convinced the Albanese government to increase investment toward Closing the Gap by $242m.

She has been a vocal advocate for more financial investment into Aboriginal disadvantage despite the more than $30bn investment made year in, year out, regardless of who’s in power.

In a recent interview with ABC’s 7.30 Turner argued that governments fail to invest and that a voice to parliament would, “keep on saying what we’ve been saying for decades, ever since we’ve all been involved because of the lack of investment by governments”.

Turner goes on to say that, “having a voice won’t stop the need for the investment by governments in programs – governments still have to do that”. In other words, the voice is not a new approach to solving disadvantage but simply the current framework of voices that exist in various different “central agencies”, corporations, advisory committees, land councils – and so on – that will be embedded within our Constitution.

These are examples of merely two influential voices to parliament, but there are many more. Within parliament itself, four very senior Aboriginal parliamentarians – minister Linda Burney, senator Malarndirri McCarthy, senator Patrick Dodson and member for Lingiari Marion Scrymgour – now argue a constitutional amendment is the answer to Closing the Gap.

What does it tell us that these four members of parliament who have 65 years of collective experience within state, territory and federal parliaments both in opposition and in government as Indigenous Australians now argue a voice to parliament is the only answer?

If we want to make a difference in the lives of our most marginalised, we have to begin by putting a stop to treating Aboriginal Australians differently.

The structures that have existed and failed, despite the billions of dollars of investment, are systems that have been built on the ideological premise that Aboriginal Australians are to be treated differently and separately and are inherently disadvantaged as a result of racial heritage.

The abovementioned powerful voices are clear evidence that any human who can gain an education can take advantage of what our nation has to offer and this is not a determination of race. None of these leaders required a voice to parliament to succeed.

In 2016 the Centre for Independent Studies uncovered that of 1082 Indigenous-specific programs identified in a review of government and non-government programs, only 88
(8 per cent) had been evaluated. And of those programs that were evaluated, few used methods that actually provided evidence of the program’s effectiveness.

On the whole, Indigenous evaluations are characterised by a lack of data and an over-reliance on anecdotal evidence.

I will continue to argue that we need to forensically audit the current systems that have been funded to “close the gap” to determine the successes and discard the failures. As long as an industry exists to “close the gap”, the gap will not close.

Constitutionally enshrining the very voices that exist within the structures that perpetuate the ideological notion that Aboriginal Australians are inherently disadvantaged, is constitutionally enshrining failure.

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Country Liberal Party senator for the Northern Territory.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 12:49 pm

SMOD dodged by several orders of Flamingo.

Offal porn.
Exotic transport engineering.
And now an entire new system of measurement.

My cup runneth over…

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 12:50 pm

My mine source of nutrition was the NAB staff canteen on Collins St at lunch time.

Staff canteens…those were the days, eh?

Best value lunch in Brisbane used to be the public service canteen on Anne St as I recall (no doubt Ed will correct me if I’m wrong).

Subsidised, no doubt, but open to the public. Must’ve disappeared some time in the late 1980s/early ’90s.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:50 pm

I wonder what her super balance looks like?

Steady on, big fella.
She’s likely a RugMuncher.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 12:52 pm

That Stellar magazine interview with the Stick Insect did come with photos. One of them on the Daily Telegraph website now. I invite you to have a look.

Erm…no thanks.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:52 pm

I’ll decline your invitation BB. A sort of latter day Norma Desmond without the talent.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 12:53 pm

Vicki Campion:

It’s no MONA but Australian art going under a wrecking ball will have a massive say in setting the political future of NSW. The Liberals will destroy sea-splashed memorials in paint – an impromptu public art gallery of the thoughts and joys of families who have holidayed at Port Macquarie over decades.

As well, Norfolk pines shade and a world-class surf break will also be lost – all for a new bike path.

This – and an unsuspecting constituency more than 400km from the bellwether seats of western Sydney – will determine the next NSW premier. And it’s not just a choice between Dom Perrottet or Chris Minns.

The rapidly growing coastal city of Port Macquarie – a conservative stronghold that threw out National-turned-independent Rob Oakeshott after he backed the Gillard Labor government – must choose between National-turned-moderate Leslie Williams, who criticised her leader on the way to the Liberals’ partyroom, and a strong businesswoman and popularly elected mayor, Peta Pinson, who has the tenacity to talk back to bureaucrats.

The wall that creates the unique surf break is symbolic of Port Macquarie. The bike path is symbolic of Sydney transport policy. Both are symbolic of bureaucracy ignoring the community.

While Williams backs Transport for NSW bureaucrats in ripping out the breakwall to put in a 5m-wide bike path, Pinson supports three-time world champion bodyboarder Damien King and small businesses who raised more than $8000 for an independent analysis so that the breakwall, shade and surf can remain untouched.

Pinson stands to return Port Macquarie to Nationals territory. Williams stands to insert the lab-grown-meat-munching republican-in-name-yet-giddy-over-King-Charles-on-a-$72,000-taxpayer-funded-trip, methane-taxing, woodfire-banning, wind factory-building, utter disaster for the regions Matt Kean as the next premier.

Toxicity is alive and well between the Coalition partners.

Pinson, Port Macquarie’s first female mayor, was secretly blocked by the Liberal Left, who publicly espouse how essential women in politics are, from attending the same business chamber event where Premier Dom was guest speaker.

A prime spot was reserved for Williams, who used Nationals volunteers, smarts and sweat to take the seat of Port Macquarie 12 years ago, only to quit the Nationals less than a year after she failed to win the grand party title of state chairman.

As the turncoat former Nationals candidate cosies up with her Labor opposition in posed photographs, a slew of Moderate Liberal ministers have been landing at Port Macquarie Airport flashing cash.

Liberals should focus on seats in Sydney’s west but, instead, find themselves wandering around a conservative centre they have never won in their own right and barely have a branch in.

In Kean’s Treasury office, any Nationals requests for funding for election promises in Port Macquarie drag on, with local volunteers ordered not to say anything that will upset Liberal chances.

As Perrottet is out fighting the Labor Party, one particular faction is fighting him. With his wife in hospital, the dad of six has been hauling his little ones on the campaign trail across NSW, leaving his self-interested colleagues to learn the hard way that the state election is more than a factional game.

Port Macquarie is not the only three-cornered contest in the upcoming election. It’s not even the only regional Liberal seat, but it is the only one where the Liberal candidate is a vote for Kean as the Liberal leader.

Polling predicts a narrow win for either Labor or the Coalition across the state. While Perrottet is trying to win NSW, Kean is trying to win the Liberal leadership. Kean has been tone-deaf and blind to regional Australia.

There is not one regional issue he has championed, instead forcing us to pay for intermittent power under his Renewable Energy Zones, which explains his notable absenteeism from Port Macquarie, where he is electoral poison.

A Kean-led Liberal Party could not rule NSW, simply because the majority of real Nationals – not Lib-turned-Nats political careerists or Nat-turned-Libs political opportunists – could ever form a happy coalition under his direction.

Many in regional areas would consider Minns if the alternative is Kean. Under the burden of Kean’s one-eyed climate policy, a Nationals team would struggle in a Coalition where regional people do not want transmission lines or wind towers over their land, or to lose their jobs in power stations and coalmines, and who are not interested in his global peacocking on climate change.

Instead of doorknocking Sydney’s west to win the election, his pod of moderate nobodies thrust a crazy agenda fed by a Tiffany-teal urban minority on Wauchope and remain deaf to the soaring frustration of NSW politicians outsourcing their decisions to bureaucrats.

Which brings us back to the break-wall. Be it that or communities across the Renewable Energy Zones rallying against wind factories, ignored by the ministry and the mainstream media, a wave of white-hot anger is growing.

Where Pinson stands with the community, Kean’s Port Macquarie puppet blindly follows a nameless bureaucrat’s advice.

Where NSW Nationals leader Paul Toole, the Bathurst boy who is also a former mayor, vowed to stop it, the Liberals were quick to undermine them, quickly issuing a department statement that the development would proceed.

Who exactly are the Liberals fighting here? They still need a candidate in eight seats where they are supposed to be fighting Labor.

Unless the Liberal moderates work out how they will keep their backsides on shiny leather, they might win Port Macquarie but will lose the election.

They can spend the next eight years in opposition, patting themselves on the back at their semi-secret selective moderate club.

No one but Kean’s clique is counting moderate seats on election night.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 12:56 pm

he made this special kind of sausage called musetto made from the pork meat in the pig’s head

A relative of brawn.
Delicious on crusty bread with pickles and mustard.

Makka
Makka
March 4, 2023 1:00 pm

A relative of brawn.
Delicious on crusty bread with pickles and mustard.

Amid lashings of butter (on still warm Vienna loaf), washed down with an ice cold XXXX. A Kingly feast!

Min
Min
March 4, 2023 1:02 pm

Sorry for typo but I have to be careful in case I get cancelled . AS I announced to our group the other day that humans being tribal there has always been out casts, arpatheid situations through out human history. If I had been born
centuries earlier I would have been burnt at the stake , broom and all . But then I am a nice one.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 1:02 pm

Josh Hawley for Ron’s Veep?

His evisceration of left-wing terrorist Merrick Garland was a thing of beauty.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 1:10 pm

Reading between the lines in regard to one of the identities mentioned, I’d say Jacinta’s first draft of that piece attracted the editor’s pen.

She’s a brave young woman.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 1:15 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2023 at 12:50 pm
I wonder what her super balance looks like?

Steady on, big fella.
She’s likely a RugMuncher.

How does that affect her super balance?

Johnny Rotten
March 4, 2023 1:17 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2023 at 12:47 pm
“If the Poms had arrested Farage, an unambiguous political opponent, for breaches of the ‘rules’ the subsequent uprising would have made the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 look like a stern Letter to the Editor.”

Which clown wrote this tripe?

Farage is a Spook, he is promoted by the British Media as a lightning rod for discontent which might otherwise flow into the National Front.

Our resident Political Pygmy ‘eggspurt’ and Bore, Head Case, with his/her/it’s own tripe served up with onions. His/her/it’s own Offal. YAWN………………………..

Zipster
March 4, 2023 1:21 pm

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C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 1:29 pm

Plibersek lays claim to being the true leader of the party…

Horrific reason Tanya Plibersek didn’t challenge Anthony Albanese for the Labor leadership after the party’s disastrous 2019 election loss..

Ms Plibersek said she felt confident she would’ve won the leadership challenge but had no regrets over her decision to bow out.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 1:31 pm

Just more on this fu.king misanthrope craig stanbury, PhD wanker from monash, espousing rank misanthropy so tastefully:

https://phys.org/news/2023-03-baby-planet-collapses-big-ethical.html

Here are his ethical reproduction questions for everyone:

Five big questions
For a person wanting children, this means it’s no longer enough to only ask questions such as: can I be a good parent? Do I have the means to support a child?

Anyone with the means to control their fertility now has an obligation to also ask themselves the following five questions:

1 Will my child have a high-emissions lifestyle and will this mean others must live in poverty? If so, is this justifiable?

2 Do I have biological parenting desires—that is, the desire to parent someone who has my genes? Or do I simply have parenting desires—that is, the desire to raise someone in a loving environment according to my values, regardless of their genes?

3 Even if I might discover a strong biological connection once I have a child, could I be fulfilled in my life if I raised someone who is not biologically connected to me?

4 If I have only parenting desires, can this be satisfied in other ways such as through fostering, teaching, mentoring or, if possible, adopting?

5 Does satisfying my parenting desires in other ways particularly apply to me if I already have one biological child?

I bet the chunks were asking these 40 years ago with the result their gender imbalance is the highest outside a few muzzie nations where male babies survive and females don’t.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 1:34 pm

Julie Bishop talks feminism while posing without pants.

?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 1:34 pm

Many in regional areas would consider Minns if the alternative is Kean. Under the burden of Kean’s one-eyed climate policy, a Nationals team would struggle in a Coalition where regional people do not want transmission lines or wind towers over their land, or to lose their jobs in power stations and coalmines, and who are not interested in his global peacocking on climate change.

Um…

Minns rules out privatising energy as he floats $1bn state-owned energy project (4 Mar)

“New South Wales Opposition Leader Chris Minns has promised to prioritise lowering the cost of energy and securing supply.

In an interview with The Australian he said, if elected, his government would immediately have to deal with an unfolding energy crisis.

Minn’s also vowed his Labor government would never privatise energy as an essential industry and promised it will instead establish a state-owned, $1 billion energy security corporation which will invest in renewable energy.”

So lets have a government owned wind turbine corporation! Yay! What could possibly go wrong? Other than wind turbines planted in the sea off Pt Mac’s beautiful beach.

So with Kean you get bird munchers, with Minns you even more get bird munchers. I’d like to strap the two of them to wind turbine blades and leave them to spin around. Spinning is obviously something they like to do after all.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 4, 2023 1:45 pm

“If the Poms had arrested Farage, an unambiguous political opponent, for breaches of the ‘rules’ the subsequent uprising would have made the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 look like a stern Letter to the Editor.”
Yep.

A sad, missed opportunity for the long overdue HOP time.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 4, 2023 1:46 pm

Everyone is laughing at Dr. Monique Ryan claiming she’s gunning for the PM job.
The other Teals won’t be.
The only path for her is a quick switch to the Libs as they look for a leader that appeals to the lightweight ladies of leisure of the leafy inner suburbs.
Benedicta Arnold.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 4, 2023 1:47 pm

Jeremy Boring of the Daily Wire has done it again.

Now creating chocolate bar to make fun of Hershey’s who had a trans in their ad on International Women’s Day
Search on YouTube for this.
Fine. I’ll do it. Introducing Jeremy’s Chocolate

This follows on from his hilarious Jeremy’s Razor ad from a year ago.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 1:49 pm

Albo repudiates Plibersek claim to being the true leader.
Popcorn.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 1:50 pm

C.L.says:
March 4, 2023 at 1:34 pm
Julie Bishop talks feminism while posing without pants.

Same fashion sense as Mizzzzz Knickerless? How stunning and brave!

cohenite
March 4, 2023 1:51 pm

I’d like to strap the two of them to wind turbine blades and leave them to spin around. Spinning is obviously something they like to do after all.

A violent image for a peaceful bloke BoN; but one I entirely sympathise with.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 1:51 pm

Everyone is laughing at Dr. Monique Ryan claiming she’s gunning for the PM job.
The other Teals won’t be.
The only path for her is a quick switch to the Libs as they look for a leader that appeals to the lightweight ladies of leisure of the leafy inner suburbs.

Guaranteed.

The resultant cat fight and enmity will dwarf every other disagreement between former ladeeee BFFs by an unheard-of magnitude.

The grudge and hatred will persist for centuries. It will be volcanic, on the scale of Mt St. Helens, Krakatoa and Tambora combined.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 1:56 pm

The grudge and hatred will persist for centuries. It will be volcanic, on the scale of Mt St. Helens, Krakatoa and Tambora combined.

Don’t forget Santorini.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 1:57 pm

Everyone is laughing at Dr. Monique Ryan claiming she’s gunning for the PM job.

not me- I laughed at Gilard and the old thief. Competence and a desire to serve the electorate are not qualities valued in the world of modern politics.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 2:02 pm

You know, I like a lot of what Vikki Campion writes, she’s almost always on the mark, and I reckon her conservative credentials are sound however there’s this…..

Many in regional areas would consider Minns if the alternative is Kean. Under the burden of Kean’s one-eyed climate policy, a Nationals team would struggle in a Coalition where regional people do not want transmission lines or wind towers over their land, or to lose their jobs in power stations and coalmines, and who are not interested in his global peacocking on climate change.

I have to say I’m speechless after reading her column. Does Vikki have anything to say about a National Party here in NSW, that was led by that buffoon Barilaro who happily danced and supported that goon Kean’s ludicrous climate gunk? The NSW National Party also supported Baird’s totalitarian greyhound ban back in 2016, with the result that the Nationals lost seats to the Shooters and Fishers. I should also add that the National Party under Barilaro gladly supported Glady’s obscene abortion laws back in 2019.

I also need to remind Vikki that her partner/husband (I don’t know whether they’re married or not), prior to the last federal election and when he was leader of the Nationals, backed Morrison’s own “global peacocking ” with the result that the Nationals cravenly signed up to the Liberals’ net zero emissions folly, all for some pork barreling that was subsequently tossed in the garbage bin by a Labor government. Now, I’m not privy to what goes on in the party room but a National Party with any spine should have told Morrison and his merry men and women that if they commit to net zero then the Nationals will walk away from the Coalition.

So, when Vikki writes of “turncoats”, I need to remind her that she lives with one.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 2:04 pm

Talk is cheap Cassie.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 4, 2023 2:08 pm

250th?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 4, 2023 2:08 pm

🙂

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 2:09 pm

Abanese ought to be midly concerned at least. He now has his own Gillardian stalking horse.

Plibersek is a capable retail politician and is very attractive.

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2023 2:10 pm

Study reveals link between selenium and COVID-19 severity

Aus. soils have low selenium levels so I take an occasional Se supplement. As noted in the article it is a critical substrate for a powerful antioxidant. The reference Alpha Lipoic Acid and NAC is interesting.

Now I need to see if studies have been done investigating why some people brush off COVID. Obesity is obviously a huge risk factor but what about nutritional status?

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 4, 2023 2:11 pm

calli says:
March 4, 2023 at 11:46 am
Sorry. Not Fair Shake.

Real Deal.

It’s enough to know you are thinking of me.

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 2:13 pm

Josh Hawley has a very impressive bio.

Early life and education

Joshua David Hawley was born on December 31, 1979, in Springdale, Arkansas, to banker Ronald Hawley and teacher Virginia Hawley. In 1981, the Hawleys moved to Lexington, Missouri, after Ronald joined a division of Boatmen’s Bancshares there.

Hawley attended Lexington Middle School and then Rockhurst High School, a private Jesuit boys’ prep school in Kansas City, Missouri, from which he graduated in 1998 as a valedictorian. According to his middle school principal, Barbara Weibling, several of Hawley’s teachers thought “he was probably going to be president one day”. While in high school, Hawley regularly wrote columns for his hometown newspaper The Lexington News, about such topics as the American militia movement following the Oklahoma City bombing, media coverage of Los Angeles Police Department detective Mark Fuhrman, and affirmative action, which he opposed. He then studied history at Stanford University, where his mother was an alumna. Hawley graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa membership. He studied under professor David M. Kennedy, who later contributed the foreword to Hawley’s book Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness. Kennedy said Hawley stood out in a school “which is overstuffed with overachieving and very talented young people” and has called him “arguably the most gifted student I taught in 50 years.”

After spending ten months in London teaching at St Paul’s School from 2002 to 2003, Hawley returned to the U.S. to attend Yale Law School, graduating in 2006 with a Juris Doctor degree. The Kansas City Star reported that Hawley’s classmates saw him as “politically ambitious and a deeply religious conservative.”While at Yale, Hawley was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and served as president of the school’s Federalist Society chapter.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 2:17 pm

News Corp mastheads going with “intimidating” to describe protesting men saying the Rosary.

Seems to me like a racial code word.

I’ve also noticed that News repeats the “joke” told by the homosexual pervert on The Project in each and every one of its reports on the subject.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 2:21 pm

JC, yes – I checked out his bio during the week. Extremely bright.
DeSantis/Hawley.

This was brutal:

https://twitter.com/atensnut/status/1631323535690932224

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 4, 2023 2:24 pm

One thing Vicki is wrong on, NSW Coalition is stuffed. Upper Hunter is one seat that has gone in a little more than a decade from a very safe Nat primary of over 60% to a 2PP that has a wafer thin 0.5% margin.

I still think Layzell was a poor choice and the further erosion of the vote says so but he was obviously Sydney’s man and tied up with a Multiplex subsidiary before politics. Sue Moore, Singletons Mayor would have been a much better candidate/member.

Wonder how many other seats are in the same boat?

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 2:30 pm

“News Corp mastheads going with “intimidating” to describe protesting men saying the Rosary.

Seems to me like a racial code word.”

Indeed C.L. I suspect the men who walked down King Street Newtown last night are Lebanese Maronites. Strange, I failed to see read any similar media description of the scum who turned up to protest Cardinal Pell’s funeral, no where did I read the funeral protesters described as “intimidating”. And yet, standing outside St Mary’s cathedral that Thursday morning, it wasn’t the Lebanese Maronite men on their knees praying the rosary who intimidated me, it was the screeching and howling scum that the NSW police allowed to walk directly past the cathedral and mourners who were both intimidating and threatening.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 4, 2023 2:34 pm

My Vic Liberal membership renewal reminder came thru on email during the week. I duly Forwarded on to my junk mail folder. The Libs may well win Federally next time as Tennis Albo and co charge into the abyss. But the Libs agenda is not mine and there is no sign of them returning to their base in my lifetime. They are not referred to as SFL for nothing.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 2:38 pm

It’s enough to know you are thinking of me.

*sigh* 😀

I’ve always imagined Blabbersak as a slitherer onto the top job. Luigi will have to “resign” though.

For the good of the pardy. Spending more time with the family will definitely not wash.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 2:39 pm

It would be nice to see the demise of Channel Ten.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 2:42 pm

Anthony Albanese spooked by Gabba Olympics rebuild blowout
(Unlinkable Oz)

The federal government walked away from the $2.7bn rebuild of Brisbane’s Gabba stadium for the 2032 Olympics after being ­spooked by a 170 per cent blowout in the project’s preliminary costings, multiple sources say.

While both leaders profess to be co-operating closely on Games infrastructure, the federal government’s refusal to sign on to the Gabba rebuild after the initial $1bn budget cited by Ms Palaszczuk soared to $2.7bn was “the clearest vote of no-confidence you could get”, one federal Labor source said.

Ms Palaszczuk has refused to explain how the original $1bn costing for the Gabba was ­arrived at or why it nearly tripled inside two years, beyond referring to increased “prices for commodities and everything” plus the cost of demolition.

The Queensland Department of State Development said the $1bn figure was an “indicative” costing calculated in 2020 dollars, excluding construction cost escalation and supply chain constraints.

Translation: Pulled from our arses secret data base.

For Olympics historians.
In good hands.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 4, 2023 2:47 pm

I’ve always imagined Blabbersak as a slitherer onto the top job.

Beautifully put Calli.

The Dealer’s missus has been planning for this and Albosleazy is making it easy for her. He’s been promoted way beyond his level of competence. The Trot is digging his own grave.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 2:51 pm

‘I was elected unopposed’: Albanese reacts to Tanya Plibersek’s comments on 2019 leadership contest

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has refused to weigh in on Tanya Plibersek’s claims that she would have won the Labor leadership in 2019 if she had stood, saying the environment minister was doing a great job in her portfolio and had been a friend of his for many years.

The political equivalent of wiping garlic around the doors and windows, clutching a silver crucifix, and reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

C.L.
C.L.
March 4, 2023 2:53 pm

I’ve always imagined Blabbersak as a slitherer onto the top job.

The week’s most elegant sledge. 🙂

She’s been pipped at the post, though, by Julie Bishop as Daisy Duck.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 3:02 pm

Julie Bishop as Daisy Duck.

Ahahaha!

Judy wore it better.

vr
vr
March 4, 2023 3:15 pm

Interesting article in Tablet magazine on the erasure of jews from American life.

Via Althouse blog.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 3:17 pm

It would be nice to see the demise of Channel Ten.

Or Clive to buy it with me and Dean Mackin running it, with Liz Storer assisting.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 4, 2023 3:22 pm

Olympics should be cancelled by any incoming LNP Government but they wont. Be another trough for ALP snouts like the Commonwealth games was.

I shudder to think what will be sucked from the regions into an already over pampered region of the state for no overall gain.

Rabz
March 4, 2023 3:26 pm

Hey Dover – check your email, Squire, tonight’s radio show has just been beamed in. 🙂

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2023 3:33 pm
Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 3:34 pm

For Rabz music thread, how about Tibetan Throat Singers? :O

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 3:38 pm

Tom Sizemore is gone. His family pulled the plug. Hopefully his demons have now been laid to rest.
Classic example of a talent wasted through self-destruction.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 4, 2023 3:41 pm

Out shopping with the wife and daughter.
The sales are on and they’ve saved me a fortune so far. Maybe Super Jim could whack a tax on my unrealised gains.
I’ve bought a new leather belt for fifty bucks and I’m content.

Rabz
March 4, 2023 3:45 pm

Tibetan Throat Singers

Next month at the rate things are going, followed by Hillbilly Jug Bands (1945-1955) and Christian Heavy metal. Tonight’s has been held in reserve for a while, given I expected to run out of themes several months ago … 😕

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 3:46 pm

Rabz, I reckon P’s idea had merit.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 4, 2023 3:53 pm

Roger says:
March 4, 2023 at 10:15 am

I visited my aunt in North Melbourne in 1973. Her milk was delivered by horse and cart. Coming from “backwards” Brisbane I was shocked!

Just old enough to remember hearing that in Blackburn where the milk caddy was nailed to the top rail of the pailing fence, just reachable from the outside by the milkman, who was served by the original self-drive vehicle as he ran to and fro with bottles!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 3:55 pm

Tibetan Throat Singers

Next month at the rate things are going, followed by Hillbilly Jug Bands (1945-1955) and Christian Heavy metal.

I like Johanna’s favourite band, they’re a bunch of heavy metal Mongolian throat singers called The Hu. Who are nearly as good as The Who. I don’t think they use jugs though.

pete of perth
pete of perth
March 4, 2023 3:55 pm

Chilling in Salamanca place surround by MAFS contestants female tattoo edition.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 4, 2023 3:57 pm

Tattooed sawn off tradie dude just walked out of the supermarket with a knife in a scabbard on his belt and what looked like a pocket knife in leather holster as well alongside a set of keys.
I’m backing the lad didn’t take to masking up during covid.
Nice work Woodstock dude.

Rabz
March 4, 2023 3:59 pm

I’ve bought a new leather belt for fifty bucks and I’m content.

A quality (or even otherwise) leather belt should last for many decades. I’ve got a tan leather belt purchased (for $20) from a hippie outside of town hall station last century that’s still going strong. He even showed me how to belt it up without damaging it, which has been seared into my muscle memory.

It’s the buckles that buckle first, as I discovered back in 2019. Quick walk up to the retro shops in Crown St and a new belt and buckle purchased – $40?

For 501s, it’s rectangular buckles, along with 45 mm belts, which is what the former were designed for.

To see some classic rectangular buckles, go and watch a Western – front and centre they are.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 4:00 pm

Not sure how old my RM Williams belt is- decades I think

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 4:13 pm

cohenite says:
March 4, 2023 at 3:17 pm

Send him a decent business plan.

Start with a denouncement of woke.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
March 4, 2023 4:24 pm

Rabz, if that is your real name, how about following up on the earlier suggestion of important dates. Maybe starting with birthdays but including things like Vietnam and other wars. Every one seems to have a soundtrack , even the modern ones. Love or loathe rap etc some good music has come out of the soundtrack of war in recent times.

I love the idea of Sci Fi music as well. If not already covered, how about songs with animals, food, clothes and various other random things. Hey, what about a theme of randomness?

Just suggestions Squire 😉

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
March 4, 2023 4:28 pm

While I’m on a roll, if Dover is around may I make a suggestion that might compliment Rabz and WolmanOz regular columns? As there appears to be quite a few Sci Fi enthusiasts here, maybe get one of them to host a weekly/monthly thread on good reads.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 4:33 pm

Send him a decent business plan.

AGW is rubbish
Renewables are rubbish
Fossils and nuclear are the energy alternatives
The UN is a communist front
Gender, woke, BLM, CRT are communist ideologies
Our mining and agricultural resources must be developed to benefit Australia
The filth must be banned
Education at all levels must be divorced from all woke influences
Woke teachers must be fired
The Voice is a communist ideology
Defence must be beefed up
CSIRO and the BoM must be separated from ideology

Ok for starters?

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 4:38 pm

Pogria says:
March 4, 2023 at 3:46 pm
Rabz, I reckon P’s idea had merit.

I agree.

You could almost write a novel just using the song titles from 1956. 😀

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 4:40 pm

Ok for starters?

Now tell him how cheap he’ll get it.

And then finish off with some decent schmoozing.

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 4:41 pm

Found this tucked away discreetly on the Daily Mail page.

“Apology
By DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 08:00 AEDT, 4 March 2023 | UPDATED: 08:00 AEDT, 4 March 2023

e-mail
In February 2022, we published a story in which the relief principal of Lithgow High School was credited with making some highly offensive remarks. That story was published on the basis of false and inaccurate information provided by the Department of Education.

The Department of Education has never given an explanation as to why that false and inaccurate information was provided publicly.

The story has, understandably, caused hurt to the relief principal in question. We acknowledge that hurt and apologise for it. ”

Education Department will not give a reason/excuse for its zeal to destroy a man’s life/career. Colour me surprised.

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 4:42 pm

Forgot the formatting. Bottom two lines are mine.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 4:45 pm

Now tell him how cheap he’ll get it.

Advertising will disappear for a while as Alan Jones and the other conservative media commentators settle in so he’ll be taking a loss for a while. It’ll be a good tax offset against his other interests.

And then finish off with some decent schmoozing.

Liz can do that.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 4:52 pm

I quite liked that throat singing band.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 4:54 pm

Liz can do that

You’re pretty good with head prefect; shouldn’t be too hard to transfer your affections.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 4:54 pm

“Now tell him how cheap he’ll get it.”

No, forget about Ten, it needs to die. Money needs to be poured into ADH TV. That’s the future.

areff
areff
March 4, 2023 4:56 pm

CL, don’t dismiss the Slovenian’s ambitions. She has a bio coming out this month, penned by leftoid butt-polisher Margaret Simons of the laughable named Centre for Advancing Journalism. She’s biding her time with knife in handbag for the current leader to leave his back exposed.

It’s the Labor way.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 4:58 pm

Plibersek is a capable retail politician and is very attractive.

She’d be a goer on the springs, is that what you’re saying?

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 4:59 pm

Money needs to be poured into ADH TV. That’s the future.

Maybe, Cassie, but not quite yet. FTA is still the “main game” for large sections of the Aussie audience.

And, besides, it’ll do the left’s heads in – think about how Lisa W & Captn Pugwash et al., would have brain explosions if Cloive took over the place.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:00 pm

“Advertising will disappear for a while as Alan Jones and the other conservative media commentators settle in so he’ll be taking a loss for a while. It’ll be a good tax offset against his other interests.”

Just on that, we know for years Sky Oz has suffered and still suffers from various companies/corporations pulling or threatening to pull their advertising due to the activism of progressive far-left scum like Sleeping Giants. But the thing is, when faced with such activism, you need to call their bluff. You face off against them and hold firm, it’s an old tactic when dealing with bullies, you don’t flee or capitulate. Sky held their ground when it came to Bolt but they didn’t more recently when it came to Alan Jones.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:00 pm

“Advertising will disappear for a while as Alan Jones and the other conservative media commentators settle in so he’ll be taking a loss for a while. It’ll be a good tax offset against his other interests.”

Just on that, we know for years Sky Oz has suffered and still suffers from various companies/corporations pulling or threatening to pull their advertising due to the activism of progressive far-left scum like Sleeping Giants. But the thing is, when faced with such activism, you need to call their bluff. You face off against them and hold firm, it’s an old tactic when dealing with bullies, you don’t flee or capitulate. Sky held their ground when it came to Bolt but they didn’t more recently when it came to Alan Jones.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:02 pm

“And, besides, it’ll do the left’s heads in – think about how Lisa W & Captn Pugwash et al., would have brain explosions if Cloive took over the place.”

Now that I’d pay good money to see.

areff
areff
March 4, 2023 5:03 pm

Rabz, I’m jealous. Had a similar belt with an unusual buckle — a little metal tab on the back of the buckle plate that fit in the holes. Well, after 30 years, the little metal dickie broke off and I can’t find a similar buckle. The replacement tongue-and-hole belt also cost $50 and, having held up my strides for 18 months, is indicating it won’t be doing so for much longer.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:03 pm

Albanese has been rattled by Peter Dutton in Question Time and it’s only going to get worse for him.

If Dutton can’t handle Plibersek, then he’s got a Women Problem and it’s back to the revolving door for Liberal Leaders.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 5:03 pm

I remember Vince Gair and the Night of the Long Prawns.

Will it be Night of the Long Washboards?

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 5:04 pm

Or maybe the Ribbon Sandwiches.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 5:06 pm

Albo repudiates Plibersek claim to being the true leader.

Is that a baton in Plibbers’s pocket …? Not just the Aboriginal Industry future on the line with the Voice vote later this year.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 5:09 pm

We need more right-of-centre media outlets to fight the left. Especially when “activists” continue to try to shut down what little there is.

And that’s why Channel Ten is ripe for the picking.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 5:11 pm

Dutton might be the 3rd accidental PM in a row. Is this a record?

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:13 pm

Yeah, Albanese definitely has trouble faking concern for Aborigines.

I really, really hope he hasn’t uttered any racist comment[s] in anyone’s earshot in, say, the last 45 years.

Plibersek has got a limited shelf life too, though if the Constitutional Amendment gets up, it won’t matter anymore.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 5:14 pm

Riccardo Bossi on Dean Mackin. He seems to make sense. What was the flack bout him before?

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:15 pm

Qld 5/76 with 18 to get.

Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 5:17 pm

The winner of today’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m, $1 million), Communist (J: Z.Purton; T: M. Freedman), is a eunuch who’s had his balls cut out – a gelding. Reminds me of a poofter trans activist.

That’s what you get when idiot racehorse owners decide to celebrate mass murder with their naming rights.

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 5:18 pm

Just when you think all dramas – pandemics, floods etc are over – along comes another threat.

Just heard that around 40 degree heat + NW winds up to 40kph expected on Monday! We have slashed most of the paddocks around the house and other paddocks still green. But some absentee landowners adjacent have grass almost waist high and heavy scrub.

We have 3 major fire hoses & reels around the house and two others attached to water near a distant barn and a neighbour’s boundary. Will fill the 1,000l tank on a trailer & get the Onga pump ready.

Ironic that the bore pump failed only a couple of weeks ago & we have just had a new one installed & commissioned.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 5:20 pm

On the coming of Plibbers: I’m imagining the Gate of Moria, the swish of the water and the disturbance of the Watcher…

sfw
sfw
March 4, 2023 5:22 pm

Ok, there appears to be two types of men here, I maybe a minority of one. The only time I wear a belt is with a suit. God made pants with elastic waists and I make the most of them. I wear a belt with thigh boots when fishing, however that’s the infinitely adjustable webbing type belt with a sliding clasp. Leather belts are strictly for formal occasions.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 5:23 pm

Fear not, BBS.

She’ll only take Gollum.

P
P
March 4, 2023 5:27 pm

You could almost write a novel just using the song titles from 1956.

It was my second year at work and I was in 1956 in the ANZ Bank opposite David Jones in Castlereagh St with many young people. Many staff were needed to handle and count DJ’s cash deposits each day. They were all into the music hits, and there were so many that year.
From memory some of the best:
The Great Pretender, Sixteen Tons, Que Sera Sera, Poor People of Paris, Singing the Blues, Heartbreak Hotel.

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 5:27 pm

US Federal budget has been in deficit over the past 20 years.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FYFSGDA188S

Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 5:29 pm

But some absentee landowners adjacent have grass almost waist high and heavy scrub.

Vicki, ring them and threaten them with legal action over their negligence.

It’s all very well being a Pitt Street/Collins Street hobby farmer, but farming the land for a living as you do is no place for rich city hippy blow-ins.

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 5:29 pm

God made pants with elastic waists and I make the most of them.

You wear mummy jeans?

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 5:31 pm

cohenite says:
March 4, 2023 at 5:14 pm

Riccardo Bossi on Dean Mackin. He seems to make sense. What was the flack bout him before?

He’s blaming Ukrainian Jews for supposedly instigating the war. That’s a start.

bons
bons
March 4, 2023 5:35 pm

Blackball, Bishop is a model, but a superseded one up for a rebore and a ring change, and probably a suspension regas.
Her very existence is an insult to decent society, made unbearable by her belief that she has soooo much to contribute.
If I’m ever in the mood to light up my fuse I just recall her sitting in the West Coast’s box during the 2018 GF doing her Queen Liz waves to the little people. To make matters even more repulsive the coverage zoomed in on her every time West Coast did anything with the ball. Favours for the Producer?
She brings out the very worst in me. I celebrated when I read that her Ken doll had dumped her and that she reacted vengefully.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:38 pm

He’s blaming Ukrainian Jews for supposedly instigating the war.
Surely he’s walked that back?

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 4, 2023 5:39 pm

She’ll only take Gollum.

With a little more weight loss…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 5:42 pm

It’s all very well being a Pitt Street/Collins Street hobby farmer, but farming the land for a living as you do is no place for rich city hippy blow-ins.

Well said! Hobby farmers are the curse of agriculture!

cohenite
March 4, 2023 5:43 pm

He’s blaming Ukrainian Jews for supposedly instigating the war. That’s a start.

So, Bossi is crotchless?

cohenite
March 4, 2023 5:45 pm

Book titles for the jaded:

The Book of Music for Shy but Eager Virgins: great hits to lose it by: Fools Fall in Love, so let’s just screw; All I wanna do is just give it to you; California Girls do it surfing.
The Ladybird Book of Virginity: and how to lose it: new words to look for: flirt, condom, boner, orgasm, pregnant, abortion.
The Ladybird Book of Reality: Snow White, the Married years: new words to look for: impotent, dysfunctional, divorce, promiscuous, sexually transmitted, emotional breakdown.
The Ladybird Book of taking Mum to Rehab: new words to look for: prescription, barbiturates, alcoholism, addiction, psychiatrist, sectioning.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:47 pm

“He’s blaming Ukrainian Jews for supposedly instigating the war. That’s a start.”

He should get an invite to the Adelaide Writer’s Festival. He’d be in good company.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:49 pm

So Sleazy the Word Slusher is going to King Chilla’s coronation.

I just love the chutzpah of Republicans.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:49 pm

He’s blaming jews, yet he’s still on air?

I must be missing something.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 5:53 pm

Who is Dean Mackin?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 5:54 pm

She’s biding her time with knife in handbag for the current leader to leave his back exposed.

Certainly is.
But the carefully curated ‘tragic daughter’ story is more likely aimed at her lower house colleagues (for example, Shorten’s been getting a bit of face time over Robodebt) rather than opening shots at Albanese.

She’s a smart lady; she’s well aware that Uncle Luigi has sent himself charging into the Valley of the Shadow of Death with The Voice, and is facing up to economic horrors over the preceding months.

Ripe for a ‘Good Government Overwhelmed by Events’ bloodletting towards year end.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 5:54 pm

I just love the chutzpah of Republicans.

Kim Beazely as State Governor of Western Australia..

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 5:59 pm

Bill Hayden as GG

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 6:01 pm

It’s all very well being a Pitt Street/Collins Street hobby farmer, but farming the land for a living as you do is no place for rich city hippy blow-ins.

Thanks Tom. We don’t obtain our major income from the farm, but we do maintain our property in terms of continual pasture improvement through slashing as well as regenerative practises in grazing rotation.

In our area we tend not to have “rich city hippy blow-ins”. However, we do have quite a few city people with rural “retreats” who pursue a “green agenda” which allows unchecked sapling growth, scrubland and tussock grass to proliferate. Others “non-greens” buy “weaners” (recently weaned young cattle) to keep the grass in check. The latter, however, are renown “escape artists” that break the neighbours’ fences and join neighbours’ herds. So, all in all, yes – these sort of neighbours are “a pain in the proverbial”. And they are never around when the place is alight.

P
P
March 4, 2023 6:02 pm

She’s biding her time with knife in handbag for the current leader to leave his back exposed.

I agree, but every time I listen to her I find her empty. Lacking.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:04 pm

He’s an announcer on 2SM.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 6:07 pm

I agree, but every time I listen to her I find her empty. Lacking.

Most of them are due to their limited life experience although some manage to fake it.

Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 6:07 pm

In our area we tend not to have “rich city hippy blow-ins”. However, we do have quite a few city people with rural “retreats” who pursue a “green agenda” which allows unchecked sapling growth, scrubland and tussock grass to proliferate.

In other words, Vicki, rich city hippy blow-ins!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 6:08 pm

And they are never around when the place is alight.

Cite you the “hobby farmer” that was there, when his place was alight. The local volunteer brigade turned out.

Chastised for his lack of preparation, and the standard of his fire fighting plant, the reply was
“Well, if there is a fire, you fellows come along and put it out. What’s the problem?”

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 6:08 pm

He’s an announcer on 2SM.

Bossi or Chalmers?

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:12 pm

Dean Hardin, the guy blaming jews for Ukraine, or is that Bosi fingering jews?

Makka
Makka
March 4, 2023 6:12 pm

US Federal budget has been in deficit over the past 20 years.

US CBO is forecasting widening deficits out to infinity, as well as the corresponding skyrocketing of Federal debt. There are only 2 choices here. Either the USG cuts spending – dramatically and for years. Or, they inflate the debt away.

Perhaps a CBDC is on the cards? I like energy and PM’s.

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 6:13 pm

Vicki, ring them and threaten them with legal action over their negligence.

Re: the “green” hobby farmers:

During the big drought of 2017/2018 we had very little on the ground and were spending a small fortune in keeping our special breed herd alive by buying in feed. When our local ag supplier told us he didn’t have any more supplies we asked our absentee neighbour if we could put our herd on agistment in his empty paddocks which still had some dry feed. We even offered to buy his place – which he only visits once or twice a year. No – to both offers! He refused the agistment offer because he worried that they might eat some of the saplings!

We eventually obtained feed from another ag supplier and nursed our herd through the final year of drought. But to say we would never have a good word to say to that man is an understatement.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:13 pm

How did Tanya’s folks get here anyway?

Vatican Ratlines, or was it legit?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 6:16 pm

Trots love a spectacle.

Anthony Albanese to attend King Charles’ coronation (4 Mar)

Funny how these people rail at the bourgeoisie until they get to be one of them.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:17 pm

Yoo hoo, Rosie!
Did Tanya’s olds slither down the Vatican Ratlines?

Some dark doings in Slovenia in the 40s, and Tanya doesn’t appear the victim type.

sfw
sfw
March 4, 2023 6:19 pm

JC, nobody wear jeans much nowadays, probably only aging baby boomers who still cling to Levi’s and Lee’s. The young ones who do choose designer brands with many holes.

I normally wear Yakka or similar navy blue work pants, they fit that well, no belt needed.

Had a small garage/clearing sale today, we’ve sold the land and everything must go. My younger brother had several pairs of US Levi’s and Lee’s for sale, all in good nick, button fly etc. I told him no one would want them but he really thought they’d sell. Still there at the end of the sale, no one even asked about them.

I’m no dinosaur.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 6:21 pm

Kim Beazely as State Governor of Western Australia.

Beazley has never put principle before trough.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 6:23 pm

Anthony Albanese to attend King Charles’ coronation (4 Mar)

I hope he curtseys. He’ll want to.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 6:24 pm

Beazley has never put principle before trough.

Self evident.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 6:31 pm

CFMEU declares war on McGowan Government, calls for ‘extraordinary meeting’ of every union boss in WA
The West Australian
Sat, 4 March 2023 1:02PM
Comments
Josh Zimmerman

The CFMEU has called for an “extraordinary meeting” of every union boss in WA as it declares war on the McGowan Government over its exclusion from a working group designed to explore reforms to the State’s teetering construction industry.

Commerce Minister Sue Ellery on Wednesday announced the Department of Finance was partnering with the Master Builders Association WA to examine a range of recommendations put forward by the peak construction lobby for “structural changes” to the way government projects are contracted.

In a blistering letter sent the following day to Premier Mark McGowan — and every other Labor MP — CFMEU state secretary Mick Buchan wrote he had spent years “sounding the alarm” over “predatory tendering practices” from major builders that had left the entire industry on the “brink of non-viability”.

“Major building companies have been quoting at or below the actual cost of production to win work and then cutting corners on production standards, wages, safety, and working conditions to try and turn a profit,” he said.

“In practice, this means big builders and developers have been using subcontractors and workers as an unofficial line of credit and divesting their own financial risk down onto local contractors and individual workers.

Trouble at mill……

Bruce
Bruce
March 4, 2023 6:38 pm

@ Milton F:

“It would be nice to see the demise of Channel Ten.”

Is not the “Ten” network now a totally-owned subsidiary of the US CBS corporate giant?

CBS has LONG been the most relentlessly leftist / statist of the US networks.

That PBS (almost totally taxpayer funded) is relentlessly statist, is utterly unsurprising, viz the BEEB and the ABCess, but NBC and particularly ABC are catching up fast.

The mangy tail of churnalism keeps trying to wag the tail of the rabid dog of Corporate Statism / FASCISM!

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:46 pm

Here’s the verdict on Volodymyr Zelenskyy from the authorities on the subject, Jew Or Not Jew?.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 6:54 pm

Ms Palaszczuk has refused to explain how the original $1bn costing for the Gabba was ­arrived at or why it nearly tripled inside two years, beyond referring to increased “prices for commodities and everything”

Oh no…she’s lost the napkin.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 6:56 pm

A few WA builders have already exploded and the real storm hasn’t really hit. For once the unions aren’t the main problem.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 6:58 pm

The Chook might want to get on the front foot and book a flight to Montreal.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 4, 2023 6:58 pm

My wife cruelly showed me the picture of Julie (I could’ve been a contender) Bishop in the jacket sans pants.
And they say the live sheep trade is inhumane.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 4, 2023 7:00 pm

But some absentee landowners adjacent have grass almost waist high and heavy scrub.

Vicki, ring them and threaten them with legal action over their negligence.

At the very least, take some video footage tomorrow – evidence .

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 7:03 pm

A few WA builders have already exploded and the real storm hasn’t really hit.

Domestic and commercial building approvals down to 2012 levels and the rate rise impact is only just being felt on that front. The RBA is going to drive us into a recession.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 4, 2023 7:08 pm

My wife cruelly showed me the picture of Julie (I could’ve been a contender) Bishop in the jacket sans pants.
And they say the live sheep trade is inhumane.

Mutton dressed up as lamb.

Rabz
March 4, 2023 7:09 pm

Oi! This month’s radio thread is up, thanks Cats …

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 7:09 pm

The RBA is going to drive us into a recession.

And the authors of this will suffer zero pain

cohenite
March 4, 2023 7:12 pm

Dean Mackin is a pro Trump, anti AGW, anti woke, anti abortion, anti Voice DJ on 2SM on Sat and Sun arvos. Some nutters do get on there and I have talked to him about the fringe ratbags negating his genuine and unique media presence.

He’d fit in here.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 4, 2023 7:13 pm

Mutton dressed up as lamb.

Don’t you mean mutton dressed up as duck – Daisy Duck (H/t calli)

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 7:14 pm

Piers Akerman in the Daily Telegraph….

Piers Akerman: Little progress as hypocritical apology didn’t explain delighted response to joke

Belated apology to appalling anti-Christian joke exposes the shamefully shallow nature of The Project, writes Piers Akerman.

The struggling Channel 10 network’s lame panel show, The Project, belatedly apologised for permitting a homosexual comedian to deliver an appalling anti-Christian joke.

In keeping with its support for the Gay Pride celebration, the US-owned Channel 10 invited queer comic Reuben Kaye on to The Project and gave him the final segment Tuesday, during which he provided a line which had host Waleed Aly smirking as his co-panellists Sarah Harris, Sam Taunton and Kate Lambroek laughed like drains.

Kaye has a well-deserved reputation on the gay club circuit for his beyond-edgy humour. Like most of the material presented by the LGBT+ (and you can run through the entire alphabet as more so-called genders are revealed), his schtick is not mainstream family fare.

The killer joke which had some on the panel throwing their arms up in the air so overcome were they with mirth was: “I love Jesus, I love any man who can get nailed for three days straight and come back for more.”

This is in line with the antics of the drag queens who routinely mock the Catholic Church by dressing as nuns – though during the AIDS epidemic of the ’90s, it was the nuns who provided palliative care to AIDS victims at St Vincent’s hospice which is a one-minute walk from the Oxford St route of the annual Mardi Gras parade.

That parade in which Prime Minister Anthony Albanese boasted of becoming the first prime minister to march even though Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy had joined the march back in 2018. following the Dykes on Bikes and Boys on Bikes who had kicked off the evening’s festivities.

The Project’s Muslim host Aly, a darling of the progressives and indeed, a favourite of the former Liberal prime minister, has been a fierce defender of Islam throughout his media career.

When Kaye delivered his thigh-slapper, Aly did nothing to indicate he felt uncomfortable, let alone offended.

Had The Prophet Mohammad been the butt of his joke, his reaction would have been radically different.

No one jokes about the founder of Islam without risking their lives, as acclaimed author Salman Rushdie knows to his cost.

When Muslim terrorists set bombs which killed three and maimed 264 in 2013, Aly leapt in to say that the most likely perpetrators were “American patriots” (you know, spooky white guys) and went on to tell his audience that the West was “maturing” in the way it handled terrorism.

Presumably after the visceral response in the West to the Islamist Bali bombings and World Trade Centre atrocities.

There is, Aly opined, “a pragmatic recognition that terrorism is a perpetual irritant”.

That “perpetual irritant” nearly cost Rushdie, one of the world’s most celebrated authors, his life last August when an Islamist stabbed him in the face and arm, blinding him in one eye and costing him the use of one hand.

Rushdie was making a rare public appearance after having had a fatwa placed upon him in February, 1989, by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the then Supreme Leader of Iran and one of the most prominent Muslim leaders, after publication of his best-selling novel, The Satanic Verses.

Rushdie’s Japanese translator was subsequently murdered, his Italian translator was stabbed and a Norwegian publisher was later murdered while 37 people were killed in Turkey when a hotel was set alight because a guest was to translate the work into Turkish.

Twenty-four hours after the despicable Kaye cracked his one-liner, Aly and fellow panellist Harris offered an apology after the network was deluged with complaints and calls for The Project to be cancelled.

Harris said the joke had “taken us all by surprise”, but that doesn’t explain the panel’s delighted response.

Aly said: “We want to acknowledge the particular offence and hurt that it caused our Muslim and especially our Christian viewers. Obviously, I understand how profound that offence was.”

Which doesn’t explain why he didn’t immediately react with a display of distaste to the “profound offence”, responding instead with a smirk.

The reality is that progressives dislike Christianity and are working to erase it from our history though the Christian philosophy underpins every aspect of our law and democracy.

It’s OK to joke about Jesus on The Project (until the viewers complain) but not about The Prophet.

Aly is held up as Ten’s in-house intellectual but this episode exposes his hypocrisy and the shamefully shallow nature of The Project.”

Piers has nailed it.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 4, 2023 7:14 pm

Old cracker dressed up as mutton.

Rabz
March 4, 2023 7:18 pm

Mutton dressed up as lamb.

To paraphrase a braindead lamestream meeja cavalcade of idiocy, “Jukie Bishopon”.

Can anyone remember a notable statement, observation, etc that the creature may have made in its entire political existence?

Yeah, no.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 4, 2023 7:19 pm

Wow, despite the chair running interference and Chisolm throwing round discredited racist accusations Antic nails them again:

https://youtu.be/-pWlReAbJ0Y

Courtesy Michael Smith.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 4, 2023 7:22 pm

I agree, but every time I listen to her I find her empty. Lacking.

. that would be her head right P? Remember she was the Minister in charge of spending over 600 million on housing for low income people which ended up being mostly housing in her electorate now occupied by Chinese students. Waz’n me She said. Has a communications degree from UTS though which would explain the emptiness.

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 7:26 pm

But some absentee landowners adjacent have grass almost waist high and heavy scrub.

Vicki, ring them and threaten them with legal action over their negligence.
At the very least, take some video footage tomorrow – evidence .

Actually, that’s very good advice. We will do video tomorrow!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 4, 2023 7:30 pm

After spending ten months in London teaching at St Paul’s School from 2002 to 2003

He would have known Hairy’s brother, a Cambridge mathematician, who was also teaching there at that time. It’s a top school and they hired the brightest who could also teach. Will ask him sometime.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 4, 2023 7:30 pm

The RBA is going to drive us into a recession.

And the authors of this will suffer zero pain

This is a feature of the system, not a bug.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 7:32 pm

Daisy Duck was C.L. Tinta. But I’m happy to pinch it.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 7:34 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2023 at 6:17 pm
Yoo hoo, Rosie!
Did Tanya’s olds slither down the Vatican Ratlines?

Some dark doings in Slovenia in the 40s, and Tanya doesn’t appear the victim type.

You purport to know everything about matters involving Spooks, you tell us.

PS, Plibbers is a bit too young to have been personally involved in “dark doings in Slovenia in the 40s”.

Christine
Christine
March 4, 2023 7:35 pm

P is right; there is something lacking in Tanya P.
How many times does the reminder go out that she’s the daughter of migrants, bless her
She has a very nice face, but I’ve never liked that type of haircut.

Next up- Julie stuns in rock chick leather
Poor thing

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 4, 2023 7:37 pm

Sorry C.L. attributions count — thank for Daisy Duck aka Julie Bitchop

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 7:39 pm

Yep, you get the feeling the rising part of Jim Chalmers rising star has hit a speed bump.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 7:39 pm

Fijian Super Rugby side. I’m amazed the cameras stayed on them whilst they were going through their pre match routine. There was praying! Pretty sure that this side will have to forfeit once Pride Round rolls in, they will have no players.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 7:40 pm

What really happened at the Whiskey Au Go Go?

Fifty years. Gangsters. Psychopathic killers. Crucial documents missing and an inquest to muddy the waters. This is a baffling case of mass killing few will let go.
By MATT CONDON
From Inquirer
March 4, 2023
8 minute read
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Desmae Selma Carroll, 29, one-time barmaid and loving mother, rests in peace at the Pinnaroo Cemetery, with its neat lawns and statues of angels playing harps, on Brisbane’s northside.

Near her is a young man by the name of Colin William Folster, 19.

Over at Hemmant Cemetery, about 11km east of the Brisbane CBD, Carol Anne Green, 27, the only daughter of a truck driver, is interred among clutches of gum, wattle and pine trees.

And just south of Brisbane city, David John Westren, 19, and Brian William Watson, 32, share the peaceful gardens of Mt Thompson Crematorium, with its red-brick walls of the dead’s ashes, as their last resting place.

They may be scattered across the metropolis of the Queensland capital, these young people, and some of them may have been strangers to each other, but they all share one thing in common. They all died shortly after 2.08am on Thursday, March 8, 1973, inside the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. On that night, two drums of fuel were ignited in the foyer of the club at the corner of Amelia Street and St Paul’s Terrace, sending flames and fumes up a stairwell and into the first floor with its bars, kitchen and dance floor.

Within two to three minutes 15 innocent men and women were dead from smoke inhalation.

Next Wednesday, survivors of the fire and relatives of the victims, along with local politicians and members of the Queensland Police Service, will gather outside the former club to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

They will stand late morning around a brass plaque, carrying the names of the victims, embedded in the footpath in Amelia Street. They will remember. Some of the survivors will count their lucky stars. Others will find it difficult to even be in the proximity of the two-level building.

Half a century on, after the trial of two perpetrators – John Andrew Stuart and James Finch – in late 1973, rumours of police corruption, allegations that more people were involved in the mass killing, evidence that at least three murders were linked to a cover-up over the crime after the event, and two inquests (one that lasted less than two days and another that concluded only last year) – mystery still hovers about the Whiskey and what actually happened on that tragic night.

Fifty years. Gangsters. Psychopathic killers. Police verballing. Crucial documents missing. A 21st-century inquest that saw men and women in their 70s and 80s take the witness stand and muddy the waters even further. Incredibly, theories about who lit the Whiskey and why remain legion.

Stuart, a violent criminal with links to the Sydney underworld, was telling Brisbane clubs in early 1973 that Sydney gangsters wanted to set up an extortion racket in the Queensland capital and take over the city’s clubs and restaurants. In the weeks leading up to the Whiskey, a cafe and restaurant were torched, adding credence to Stuart’s ominous warnings.

Others were adamant the Whiskey atrocity was an insurance job, an act of arson that went horribly wrong. The club was in liquidation at the time of the fire and a former manager had been accused of pilfering the tills.

The mass murder shocked Australia. Even a young up-and-coming detective by the name of Roger Rogerson was sent to Brisbane to help local police find the perpetrators. Stuart and Finch ultimately were arrested and charged with murder. During their trial, a rollcall of notorious criminals from Sydney gave brief evidence to debunk Stuart’s claim that southerners were set to muscle in on Brisbane. They included the boss of bosses, Frederick “Paddles” Anderson, Lenny “Mr Big” McPherson and Stuart John Regan.

In the end, Stuart and Finch were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. (Stuart would die in jail in 1979.) For years, Finch controversially would declare that the unsigned confessions that were responsible for sending them both to jail were police “verbals”, concocted by officers desperate for a conviction. Nobody listened. With Stuart and Finch in jail, the matter seemed settled. Both men constantly complained they had been verballed by police. Stuart ate wire crosses and sewed his own lips shut in protest. Nothing happened.

Then in 1988, having been released and deported back to Britain, Finch would backflip, confessing to lighting the fire that night, along with local Brisbane gangsters Billy McCulkin and Tommy Hamilton. And that there were others higher in the criminal pecking order who organised the job, including corrupt police.

Still no action was taken.

Morsie
Morsie
March 4, 2023 7:43 pm

Mucking around on Spotify.Carla Bruni has a quite good version of The winnef takes it all the Abba song.
Same album has a cover of Highway to Hell .Worst cover of all time.
But I forgive her as she is gorgeous.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 4, 2023 7:45 pm

Jim Chalmers rising star

Yeah nah. Seems pretending can get you far till you get found out.

Oh it takes a special kind of stupidity to completely miss the point of what your PhD subject (Keating) was trying to achieve…

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 8:33 pm

The US has pretty much degenerated into a rouge state.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 8:37 pm

A bit like the dying days of the USSR where no one’s really in charge

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2023 8:41 pm

America’s race to field new air-to-air missiles

I knew about the AIM-260 but the others are even more remarkable.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 4, 2023 8:44 pm

Or even a rogue state.

Makka
Makka
March 4, 2023 8:44 pm

A bit like the dying days of the USSR where no one’s really in charge

The USSR went broke too.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 8:45 pm

thank you

DavidH
DavidH
March 4, 2023 8:53 pm

Just saw this on BBC News Belgian mother who killed her five children euthanised

“The poor dear was “suffering from “unbearable” psychological, and not just physical, suffering that cannot be healed”.”

“Psychologist Emilie Maroit told the RTL-TVI channel that Lhermitte likely chose to die on 28 February in a “symbolic gesture in respect for her children”.”

What a saint.

DavidH
DavidH
March 4, 2023 8:54 pm

My error on the quotes, sorry.

The poor dear was ““suffering from “unbearable” psychological, and not just physical, suffering that cannot be healed”.”

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