Open Thread – Tues 7 March 2023


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Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 8:47 pm

David and Mohammed.

Dad was in Shin Bet, Mum was in Hezbollah.

Happens all of the time.

m0nty
m0nty
March 7, 2023 8:49 pm

The Sicknick stuff is extremely weak. We knew that he died after the insurrection, not during it. We knew that some cops escorted some of the people who got inside. There is zero new information.

Of course Carlson tries to pretend it’s a gotcha, and you idiots fall for it because you want to believe.

It is about as important as the Twitter Files, which is to say not important at all because there is no juice.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 8:54 pm

HAHA

Ed you imbecile, preferences are optional in NSW elections.

I will vote 1. LDP (of course). 2. PHON because Latham is great and their Senators seem to get better and better.

…and no one else.

You can continue to cup Matt Kean’s balls.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 8:55 pm

“He died of two strokes a day after this thing happened”

Strokes happen after years of hard living.

No one has died of a stroke because their colleagues murdered two civilians.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 7, 2023 8:57 pm

I didn’t. I vote LDP first and Libs second. If there’s no LDP candidate in the lower house I vote Libs.

Good man.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2023 9:00 pm

Australia Post is forced to cancel deliveries in troubled Outback town after postie was pelted with rocks and threatened with a knife

Australia Post won’t deliver to part of Alice Springs

Daily Mail

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:00 pm

Ed, go and make some flake & chips.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2023 9:01 pm

Snap Zulu!

132andBush
132andBush
March 7, 2023 9:04 pm

That’s why it’s called the Big Lie. Once you commit to it, you can justify anything up to and including a full fascist coup.

The only person here who wouldn’t bat an eyelid if his political opponents were rendered down to soap is you.
You and your ideological drinking mates just don’t realise it.

jupes
jupes
March 7, 2023 9:05 pm

The Sicknick stuff is extremely weak. We knew that he died after the insurrection, not during it. We knew that some cops escorted some of the people who got inside. There is zero new information.

And yet … Joe Biden told the nation that he was killed by “white supremacists”. That is the story. The lying by Biden, the Jan 6 committee, the Democrat Party and the corporate media. They LIED in order to get Trump. Not one of them has retracted their lie.

It is about as important as the Twitter Files, which is to say not important at all because there is no juice.

Yes, because the FBI colluding with big tech to attack a presidential candidate is perfectly normal.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 9:05 pm

Nothing particularly unusual about aboriginals bearing the names of their Afghan forbears, or even looking like them.
Iirr Nova Peris has Afghan heritage too.
Ian Abdulla

cohenite
March 7, 2023 9:05 pm

The Sicknick stuff is extremely weak. We knew that he died after the insurrection, not during it. We knew that some cops escorted some of the people who got inside. There is zero new information.

Of course Carlson tries to pretend it’s a gotcha, and you idiots fall for it because you want to believe.

It is about as important as the Twitter Files, which is to say not important at all because there is no juice.

The Sicknick stuff is extremely weak. Yes it is: the way the demorats and apologists and useful dickless idiots like you use Sicknick is not just weak but treasonous. Hundreds are in jail without due process because the scum on the Jan 6 committee and their MSM accomplices lied about this. Sicknick is shown assisting the peaceful protestors after the Jan 6 committee claimed he was bashed to death by protestors!

Than of course there is Ray Epps and other provocateurs openly inciting without consequence. The FBI exoneration of Trump; pelosi’s complicity. Everything about Jan 6 is a lie and a breakdown of democratic rights and due process.

Let’s hope you and the other rats supporting this dickless get sick again; symbolically of course.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2023 9:06 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 7, 2023 at 5:14 pm

You don’t do your relatives any favours by appointing them as executors of your will. Appoint a solicitor or the Public Trustee. You won’t care if they gouge your estate with enormous fees.

3rd parties often a good idea, although I’m not sure I would use the Public Trustee

We’ve been thinking about that.
I know you don’t care when you are gone, but you don’t want to leave a world of pain for others.
Been wondering if you appoint a couple of solid rellos as executors with a third professional executor as a circuit breaker if the first two can’t agree.
I have seen both kinds of executors. Those who cut corners and invent bequests out of thin air.
And those who are so paralysed by fear that nothing gets done.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 9:10 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
March 7, 2023 9:13 pm

Nothing particularly unusual about aboriginals bearing the names of their Afghan forbears, or even looking like them.

Mahomet is not an Afghan name.

FYI, there were many more Muslims in outback Australia in generations past that weren’t Afghan than there were Afghans.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:13 pm

Sicknick is shown assisting the peaceful protestors after the Jan 6 committee claimed he was bashed to death by protestors!

No, he helped them, then they pre emptively beat him to death after the fact, erroneously called “multiple strokes” a day or two after the protest.

This makes sense to monty, Joe Biden and the Obamaphone Lady.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2023 9:16 pm

Snap Zulu!

Great minds, Top Ender.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 9:17 pm

Might have some sun today, after a day of drizzle yesterday, last evening I could have been forgiven for thinking I’d bussed to a location in France in error I could hear so much French being spoken though I knew the French were also emigrating to the Algarve for sun and far more bang for their euro.
Coffee still only €1.20 which is more than it was five years ago but still a bargain.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2023 9:17 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 7, 2023 at 8:44 pm
I always vote LDP where I can, so don’t blame me.

LDP preference Labor over the Liberals.

The individual voter decides their order of preferences. HTV cards are a guide for the ignorant.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 9:18 pm

Afghan is just a generic term for the cameleers.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:23 pm

LDP preference Labor over the Liberals.

I really don’t care about the NSW Liberal Peanut gallery and their batty supporters, i.e. Field Marshal David Elliot Imin Dada, Bad Hazard, Black mark Beakman, Parrothead, Beryl Gladishocklian, etc, Crazy Kezza Chant and Ray! Hadley!

They can all enroll at The Gap Slip and Fall School for all I care.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2023 9:25 pm

m0ntysays:
March 7, 2023 at 8:49 pm
The Sicknick stuff is extremely weak. We knew that he died after the insurrection, not during it. We knew that some cops escorted some of the people who got inside. There is zero new information.

Of course Carlson tries to pretend it’s a gotcha, and you idiots fall for it because you want to believe.

It is about as important as the Twitter Files, which is to say not important at all because there is no juice.

The Sicknick stuff is indeed extremely weak, because it started with DemonRat lies that he was murdered during the so-called “insurrection”. Those lies then had to be covered up with a fanciful story.

Good to see that you have finally recognised the weakness of the DemonRat position. Idiots like you and your ilk fell for it “because you want to believe”.

The Twatter files are important because they show the fascist collaboration between Big Government and Big Business to deprive citizens of their Constitutional rights. Fascist idiots like you and your ilk claim that there “is no juice “because you don’t want to believe” the truth. You can’t handle the truth.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 9:26 pm

Sancho – I’ve got a solicitor mate and my sister as joint executors for my simple estate. Might roll him out for someone younger at some point as I doubt he will need the hassle when the time comes. I’m probably running out of near misses.

eric hinton
eric hinton
March 7, 2023 9:27 pm

Afghan is just a generic term for the cameleers.

Somewhere read/heard of a descendent of a cameleer describe herself as a Coolgardie Pak.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:28 pm

The Trustee and Guardian isn’t bad as there is no upfront fees, their admin fees are high. One of life’s tradeoffs.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2023 9:33 pm

The incoming ambassador has worked for decades in roles spanning the Aboriginal community, government and corporate sectors.

Can’t detect any corporate work

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2023 9:35 pm

So monty approves of punching Nazis in the face. Translation: those who disagree with his world viewpoint.
Well by that same token monty, expect a few coming your way. Many more

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 9:37 pm

Had a mate who joined the Public Trustee as a grad trainee after Uni. Reckoned he spent most of the day giving people bus times because their office opened onto St Georges Tce. He is a builder now.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 7, 2023 9:37 pm

Sorry this has really irritated me.

Can’t evict trespassers on a high risk worksite at the Carmichael Mine or stop their resupply and this gem cowering in the Mundingburra Station when rammed by stolen cars:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-03-06/police-rammed-by-stolen-cars-townsville-crime/102058696

Do I live in a clown world? Why do we even have a police service? The were the same Fwits I saw chasing “speeding” tradies at knock off today on Jensen rd Jensen out our way. Hope you got your quotas boys cause you seem hard to find after real crime like break ins out this way.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:41 pm

(In a Patrick Bateman voice…)

[Let’s see Chris Minns declare that taking kids to a drag show is completely normal, and Paul Allen’s business card.]

FEED ME A CAT!

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 9:50 pm

I don’t need Tucker to give a curated version of the J6 shenanigans.
I’d prefer the lot being released for any punter with time to have a look.
& trusted parties like Greenwald to go through it methodically.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Rockdoctor says: March 7, 2023 at 9:37 pm
[cops] Can’t won’t evict trespassers on a high risk worksite at the Carmichael Mine
or stop their resupply
and cowering in the Mundingburra Station when rammed by stolen cars
… chasing “speeding” tradies at knock off today on Jensen rd

Do I live in a clown world?
Why do we even have a police service?

100%

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 9:57 pm

Still 23-24 degrees in Sydney town.
I hate having to sleep with the air con on.
On the cusp of it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 9:58 pm

Why do we even have a police service?

To selectively enforce the law.
To selectively protect property rights.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:10 pm

Teddy Bear.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2023 10:12 pm

I’m probably running out of near misses.

Stop that.
Thank you.

Frank
Frank
March 7, 2023 10:20 pm

& trusted parties like Greenwald to go through it methodically.

Trust would be misplaced with that profession. Greenwald belongs in the currently not actively distrusted pile.

/tinfoil pedant off

Zipster
March 7, 2023 10:32 pm

Taiwan Warns of ‘Sudden Entry’ by China’s Army | China In Focus
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05:46 Trump Pledges to Be Tough on China at CPAC
07:08 Meet Xi Jinping’s New Cabinet Members
08:48 Chinese Police Squash Homebuyer Protests Ahead of ‘Two Sessions’ Political Meeting
10:10 Investor: Be Very Careful Investing in China
11:22 How Is China Fueling the U.S. Drug Epidemic?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2023 10:41 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 7, 2023 at 9:26 pm

Sancho – I’ve got a solicitor mate and my sister as joint executors for my simple estate.

Yes, I was thinking two regular executors and the solicitor only gets a casting vote to break any deadlocks.
Why do we anticipate a problem?
Well, we have a rello who has zero level of legal entitlement by any measure, but would absolutely want to get in for her chop. She has already berated one other older relative after asking what she would get and deeming it inadequate.
She is up for zero, but we are thinking of leaving her $10, or some worthless trinket so she can’t claim she was omitted by oversight.

m0nty
m0nty
March 7, 2023 10:50 pm

Sicknick is shown assisting the peaceful protestors after the Jan 6 committee claimed he was bashed to death by protestors!

The Jan 6 committee did no such thing. Stop lying, cohenite.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2023 10:55 pm

The Jan 6 committee did no such thing. Stop lying, cohenite.

Who comprised that committee cocksmoker?

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2023 10:57 pm

monty gets his rocks off here antagonising every bastard because his missus is too busy making Tiktok videos with better men than he.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2023 11:00 pm

Still 23-24 degrees in Sydney town.
I hate having to sleep with the air con on.
On the cusp of it.

I pray for you
That’s a low intensity heatwave you are sweltering through.
Godspeed

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
March 7, 2023 11:01 pm

feelthebern says:
March 7, 2023 at 9:50 pm
I don’t need Tucker to give a curated version of the J6 shenanigans.

That’s the best way for informed analysis – but too many people are short in attention span and will not do the heavy lifting of reading lots of information.
Step by step releases of the same data over time is a better way of keeping the attention of the audience, and delivering all the aspects of the scandal.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 11:08 pm

Areff if Coles Altona doesn’t have black pudding why don’t you try the new supermarket at Harrington Square, it’s gone a bit upmarket so you never know.
And thanks for the reminder, I bought some here, so many varieties to chose from 🙂

JC
JC
March 8, 2023 12:11 am

This is a new one

Vax causes Penis injuries

It turns out @NICKIMINAJ was right!

The MRNA jabs are causing adverse reactions for some men.

Some men are suffering from penis injuries after getting the shot, according to the DailyClout.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 8, 2023 12:15 am

Yes, I was thinking two regular executors and the solicitor only gets a casting vote to break any deadlocks.

I’m not sure you need this level of complexity really. The executor role should really be procedural only. No matter who it is, they should really be seeking some form of court supervision or direction if they are required to go beyond this. I’m sure I’m not saying anything that comes as news to you. If there’s going to be problems, there’s going to be problems.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 8, 2023 12:25 am

The Paywallian Margin Call column brings us the latest in the Brittany saga. Has the Daily Mail led us up the garden path?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 8, 2023 12:34 am

Brittany Higgins and Emma Webster form Power Blazers company; Justin Hemmes loses AJ Jones to Boathouse

By Yoni Bashan
Margin Call Editor
@yoni_bashan
and Christine Lacy
Senior reporter, Margin Call columnist
8:03PM March 7, 2023

Brittany Higgins uploaded fresh photographs to Instagram on Tuesday of a rental pad on the Gold Coast she’s now sharing with her partner, David Sharaz. An item of marginalia for most of the news media, the photos were absolute red meat for the online tabloids, one of which rudely implied that the property, and its designer furnishings, had been secured with monies paid to Higgins as part of her recent settlement with the Commonwealth.

An unkind linkage, perhaps, but who are we to argue? Confidential payouts come with a price, and that price is rampant speculation. Anyway, we digress.

Of greater interest is what seems to have stealthed off the radars, for it’s not just a new postcode at the centre of developments in the life of Higgins and Sharaz but what career moves the former staffer intends to take next.

Strongly rumoured for a time was that Higgins might take up employment with Christine Holgate, CEO of Team Global Express. That suggestion amounted to nothing, it would seem.

Aside from a book that’s yet to be published, Margin Call has learned that Higgins has also been busy joining forces with Hawker Britton lobbyist Emma Webster to start up a company.

Registered in mid-February, the entity calls itself Power Blazers Pty Ltd and lists Higgins and Webster as its directors, alongside Higgins’ father, Matthew.

No sign of Sharaz anywhere on the papers but he and Webster remain particularly dear friends, as he informed the world in an Instagram post last year, confessing that the lobbyist was instrumental in helping him to pluck up the courage to ask her out.

“She’s been our go-to person ever since: from helping me draft an email, to hemming Brittany’s pants. She’s not a friend, she’s basically part of our relationship,” he wrote. Webster’s priors include staffing for Kevin Ruddand Victorian PremierDan Andrews, but she also became a fixture at the ACT Supreme Court during the trial of Higgins’ alleged assailant, Bruce Lehrmann, during 2022.

As to the function of Power Blazers, Margin Call was unable to establish the particulars, although we hear a soft launch of whatever it might be – a line of clothing? A lobbying outfit? A vaping product? – is in the pipeline.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 8, 2023 12:48 am

From No Knickers to Power Blazers. You go grrrl.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 8, 2023 12:54 am

Volodymyr Zelenskyy will take his military’s advice and continue the defence of Bakhmut, despite its lack of major strategic value

From the ABC, via the AP.

Does this make any goddamn sense? I wonder when the Ukraine cheerleaders here will wake up to the fact they’ve been sold a pup by the very organisations they despise for lying to them about the ‘rona, the vaxx etc.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 8, 2023 1:01 am

She’s been our go-to person ever since: from helping me draft an email, to hemming Brittany’s pants. She’s not a friend, she’s basically part of our relationship,

He can’t draft an email, he needs to hem his girlfriend’s pants, he’s basically in an open relationship….this person cannot get his (their) testosterone levels checked as the meter isn’t sensitive enough.

This is pretty much the death of the West, personified.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Until now I’ve not commented (at the Cat) on the Ukraine war.

The only comment I have ever made in real life, was when sometime in the first few days of the war, my opinion was solicited by a random member of the public:

It will likely end in only one manner; at some point Ukraine is going to have to take a standing count.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 8, 2023 2:20 am

Police allege 8,465 tonnes of gold-bearing ore was stolen with an estimated value of $1.17 million

Okay…

The case is one of the largest brought by the century-old gold squad in a decade.

If true, might be time to shut down the ‘gold squad’?

johanna
johanna
March 8, 2023 2:33 am

I’m curious to hear the views of Cats who know about such things with regard to TheirABC’s ‘expose’ of goings-on at the Perth Mint.

It is claimed that they sold slightly contanimated gold (bit of silver and copper) to the Chicoms. Apparently it was within international standards, but possibly not compliant with the contract.

Also, they have a photo on the website of a tattoed from head to foot bikie who did business there. They say he should have been checked out before he was allowed to do transactions there.

I have no idea about these claims. Can anyone help?

johanna
johanna
March 8, 2023 2:53 am

Two months of jury deliberations? WTF?

Adam Cranston, the son of former ATO deputy commissioner Michael Cranston, has been found guilty by a NSW Supreme Court jury over his role in a $105 million tax-fraud scheme.
Key points:

The jury has continued deliberating on its verdict for two remaining co-accused
The trial heard the scam ran for about four years
There has been no suggestion former ATO deputy commissioner Michael Cranston was involved in any wrongdoing

Adam Cranston was among five people who all pleaded not guilty to their alleged involvement in the scam, including his sister, Lauren Cranston.

After close to two months of jury deliberations, guilty verdicts were on Tuesday handed to Adam Cranston, and two co-accused, Dev Menon and Jason Onley.

They were found guilty of conspiring with another person to dishonestly cause a loss to the Commonwealth, and conspiring with another person to deal with money more than $1 million, believing it to be proceeds of crime.

Rabz got off lightly. 🙂

I’ve met the sons and daughters of high ranking Commonwealth public servants over the years. Some of them are spectacularly dysfunctional, the son of a Secretary who fried his brain with every drug he could lay his hands on comes to mind.

In this case, instilling ethics seems not to have been very successful.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 8, 2023 2:59 am

It used to be possible to walk in off the street to the Perth Mint with $9999 cash and buy gold bullion or coins over the counter without any checks on your ID. Even heavily tattooed bikies festooned with giant gold chain necklaces were welcomed as customers.
For whatever reason, the Mint became a bit sensitive about who was buying their gold with cash, but rumour has it that there was a string of ancient old Asian ladies wandering in and out over a period of a couple of weeks purchasing smallish (2-3 ounces) amounts of gold, eventually adding up to a couple of million or more and the red flags went up.
Shortly thereafter it became necessary to establish an account with the 100 points of ID and two valid credit cards and all orders had to made online. No more cash sales.
The “polluted” gold sold to the Chunks was within the international standard of 99.99% pure but some bright spark at the Mint thought that doping the Chunk’s gold with a smidgin more silver would save around $600,000 and still be within the international purity standards, i.e 99.992 instead of 99.997
Apparently and allegedly, the Chunks did a random assay test on one of their ingots and detected the minuscule pollution and the honking and bleating began.
Like the Victorian police, the Perth Mint’s reputation is now vanished down the dunny and will never be regained. All for a measly $600K.

Well done you idiots.

rosie
rosie
March 8, 2023 3:20 am

Apparently JMS tried to get an injunction to stop Netflix airing this mini series.
I’ve just watched a couple of episodes.
Bizzare doesn’t come close.
Netflix korean cult expose article

rosie
rosie
March 8, 2023 3:24 am

In 2016 Crikey published an article about a female ATO lawyer who’d been using a work computer to whitewash the cult’s Wikipedia entry.
Nothing came of it.
JMS opened a church in Ultimo in 2021, maybe they hoped to get ABC converts.
Possibly not considering requirements for membership.

Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
March 8, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 8, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
March 8, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 8, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
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feelthebern
feelthebern
March 8, 2023 4:57 am

Isabel Oakeshott did the right thing.
The question is, would she have done the right thing if it was a Labour minister.

Imagine a journo in Australia with the same access to Dan Andrews COVID records.
Obviously one selected by Dan.
Could you imagine Fran Kelly or Laura Tingle doing an Oakeshott to Dan Andrews?
Zero chance.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 8, 2023 5:17 am

I remember (back when I used to watch Insiders) someone on the couch being taken to task on why they didn’t report Rudd’s comments regarding the Chinese “rat f*cking” us.
They said – pretty matter of factly – that they were planning on including it in a future book so was no big deal keeping mum on it.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 8, 2023 5:57 am

Et tu, Ken Burns?

Ken Burns, who has produced some great docos, goes full Demonrat:
Tucker Carlson releasing the January 6 footage is a “huge threat to our Republic.”
Gateway Pundit

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 8, 2023 6:56 am

BB, overnight:

That’s a low intensity heatwave you are sweltering through

Heat Bomb!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 8, 2023 7:13 am

The more I know and study the Civil War the less impressed I’m about Burns.
The underhanded backsliding by northern democrats during the war was not given any prominence.
Lincoln’s emancipation declaration was a brilliant political wedge aimed squarely at the traitorous Dems.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 8, 2023 7:23 am

Stupid women and even stupider men* news (the Hun):

Mum, Jen Hamilton, stitched a TikTok with Gabby Lamb in response to her video asking people if they regret what they named their kids. Jen responded with an enthusiastic, “that would be me!” and she says she regretted what they had originally named her son so much that she changed it.

“Not only did I regret it, we changed his name when he was 18 months old,” Jen says in the TikTok that has since had more than 4.3 million views.

She explains that she originally expected her firstborn son to be an outdoorsy boy just like his dad, but at just a few months old she realised he was certainly not. “Surely, this child will have the soul of a river-rafting tour guide,” she says.

So pregnant Jen did what many other parents do – she searched the internet for “outdoorsy boy baby names.”

“We settled on Aspen because it’s a cool name,” she explains. “And it is a super cool name… for someone else.”

At my absolutely most tolerant, I could accept Aspen as a name for something other than a husky.

Jen goes on to list all the reasons why her son did not suit the name Aspen once he was born:

He gets carsick in the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru.
He gags at the THOUGHT of a blueberry.
On his first birthday, he lost his ever-loving mind when his toe touched his cake.
He loves air conditioning and sitting down.
At six years old, he loves being held by his mum… still… constantly.
He has a comfort mole and will just love on it (spoiler alert: the mole is on his mum’s chest)

The kid is SIX YEARS OLD. If he was attempting to kayak off the roof when you changed the poor bastard’s name at 18 months, it would no doubt generate a whole new TikTok.

Jen explains, “We chose a name that means light which is Luke, and he may never guide a river-rafting tour but he will for sure be (in a very comfortable location) as sweet as he can be.”

She said they got a lawyer involved and the whole process took a year, but now Luke only knows his name as Luke, which fits him to a tee.

What ‘Jen’ really means is ‘my child is a fashion accessory and I felt the need to change his name, in the manner of deciding I needed different coloured shoes’.

*The real question, of course, is how deep into the Prince Harry-style of handbaggery this apparent ‘river-rafting tour guide’ of a father is.

Absolutely disgraceful, and teaches a salutory lesson or two to all up and coming men across this wide brown land:

1. ‘Happy wife’ does not necessarily mean ‘happy life’ when your nuts are so deep into a handbag they’re underneath her third travel pack of tissues;
2. You are an alleged husband AND father, not one of the abovementioned accessories; and
3. Have some say in the raising (and naming) of your own child, you monumental ponce – and if you’re good with this shit state of affairs, see points 1 and 2 above.

Indolent
Indolent
March 8, 2023 7:36 am
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 8, 2023 7:36 am

Rockdoctor, overnight and apropos of cops hiding in stations when rammed by people (yoof) in stolen cars:

Why do we even have a police service? The were the same Fwits I saw chasing “speeding” tradies at knock off today on Jensen rd Jensen out our way. Hope you got your quotas boys cause you seem hard to find after real crime like break ins out this way.

1. If they’re going to ram the cops, what do you think they’re prepared to do to Joe Normal?;
2. This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of police work; and
3. It’s further compounded by them going after ‘low-hanging fruit’, i.e. Joe Normal and his confreres doing 64kph in a 60 zone and then claiming they’re saving lives by doing it;

One clue is the change from ‘Police Force’ to ‘Police Service’. It marked a change from being a force used against shit people to a service – except that it’s a service for the government of the day rather than the average punter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 8, 2023 7:37 am

Semicolon fail.

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 7:38 am

Gez, what Burns did with the Civil War series was unique. It was always going to have faults and biases.

We ask ourselves have our politicians always been this horrible and venal. I quick scan of the US around the CW will give you the answer.

PJW has a new clip up on madness and weird behaviour in US cities (Adams and his advice to whites makes an appearance). Of course, everyone now has a phone so the question is, is it more prevalent or is it more filmed? I witnessed some extremely bad behaviour by a shop employee a week ago, not screaming mind, just unwarranted OTT abuse. But because I didn’t have my phone out it didn’t really happen.

Also, I wouldn’t have a clue how to film on my camera anyway or where to send it. 😀

duncanm
duncanm
March 8, 2023 7:40 am

Happy International Woman’s day.

Define ‘Woman’.

Cassie of Sydney
March 8, 2023 7:41 am

“The question is, would she have done the right thing if it was a Labour minister.”

I doubt it, I doubt it very much. This is my problem with the MSM, it isn’t that they’re biased, it is that they are completely partisan.

It wasn’t just Boris who broke lockdown rules, Starmer and co also did. But Starmer gets a free get out of gaol card, nothing to see here.

Indolent
Indolent
March 8, 2023 7:44 am

Sadly, there’s really nothing here we haven’t known for years – while they were lying to our faces.

Catturd ™
@catturd2

New York Post this morning … Tour De Farce.

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 7:45 am

PJW clip here.

Also makes a point about the strange screaming and bouncing of our female leaders at the mic. He only has two examples, so I’m not sure that it’s widespread…yet. Women tend to mimic each other if they think the behaviour gains traction.

And speaking of mimicking, nervous ticks are becoming a “thing” with younger girls. Apparently having a tick is now a craze, much the same as self-described “autism”. I suppose it isn’t called “TikTok” for nothing.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 8, 2023 7:46 am

I enjoyed the series Calli.
I don’t cede Burns any standing on the politics of the time or now.
He’s a film maker and director not a writer, who as usual are unknown despite the mammoth effort they put into the work.

Cassie of Sydney
March 8, 2023 7:50 am

“Define ‘Woman’.”

An adult human female. I am an adult human female.

See, there’s nothing contentious about that definition, is there?

And here is what is most definitely NOT a woman….

An autogynephile pervert who puts on women’s underwear, clothing, wig and lipstick and “identifies” as a woman to get sexually aroused. These males are particularly dangerous.

Transwomen are NOT women.

Last night, on the thread titled “Some thoughts on mothers, drag queens, trans, groomers & grooming“, our resident fascist equated the rights of “trans perverts” with the civil rights of blacks and Jews. An interesting equation. At least we now know where he stands when it comes to the sexual grooming of children.

Indolent
Indolent
March 8, 2023 7:51 am
m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 7:57 am

Why wouldn’t Ukraine defend Bakhmut when Russia is losing a thousand men per day trying and failing to take it?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 8, 2023 7:58 am

Bear at 12:15.
Yes, you are right.
Ultimately there is only so much you can write into a will.
If some dick decides to arc up, they will do it no matter how watertight the document is.

Cassie of Sydney
March 8, 2023 7:58 am

Ken Burns has always been a leftist however his Civil War series was superb. It’s funny, one of the experts Burns used in his Civil War documentary was the late historian and writer Shelby Foote, himself a southerner, an apologist for the pre-civil war south (though not of slavery), and an admirer of Robert E. Lee. Because of his views, Foote would now be cancelled and he would never be included in any documentary made now.

Cassie of Sydney
March 8, 2023 7:59 am

“And speaking of mimicking, nervous ticks are becoming a “thing” with younger girls. Apparently having a tick is now a craze, much the same as self-described “autism”. I suppose it isn’t called “TikTok” for nothing.”

Girls have always been susceptible to contagions. When I was a teenager it was anorexia.

Indolent
Indolent
March 8, 2023 8:00 am
calli
calli
March 8, 2023 8:01 am

It’s a very smooth brain there Cassie. It segues seamlessly between talking points and arrant nonsense back to normal stuff. Never missing a beat.

You have to admire the foot soldiers of progressivism. They are impervious to embarrassment, dedicated to the cause, unswerving in their downhill trajectory.

Sometimes I feel like Ransom conversing with Weston.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 8, 2023 8:01 am

International Chick Day News (the Hun):

Commander Alisha Withers may already be one of the Royal Australian Navy’s senior officers, but she’s still climbing with even higher views in sight.

Those higher aims are not only for her own career progression, presently serving as a Commanding Officer in the Navy Recruit School, but for other women wanting to join the Navy or already in service.

Suuuuure she’s aiming for other women to be elevated to her own level or higher. Suuuure she is. Because that wouldn’t be against all instincts of competitive women in the same workplace at all.

“There isn’t a single job in the Navy that isn’t open to a woman, and we do equality really well,” Withers says.

Define ‘equality’. How could Navy be improved, Commander?

She believes quotas would be a good start. Presently, Navy personnel comprise 23.9 per cent women, with a target to reach 25 per cent by 2025.

“I think there’s a mistaken perception that quotas are about putting someone less worthy in a job because they’re a woman, but I see them as a way to search harder for the right people,” she says.

“Quotas force us to search out the people who’d be amazing in those jobs but may not have the confidence to apply for them. That’s where a situation of inequity comes in. Women often need to be championed.”

There we go. ‘Equality’, ‘equity’, right alongside ‘need to be championed’ which of course means ‘identified and promoted well above your ability on the basis of a single characterstic, whilst being shielded from any and all criticism, regardless of justification’.

What absolute horseshit. Commander Withers, get back to me when you can march in the dark.

Indolent
Indolent
March 8, 2023 8:02 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 8, 2023 8:03 am

I met a lot of Canadian farmers years ago when I was a guest speaker at one of their big Ag conferences.
There’s no chance that the slimy Trudeau understands or represents them in any way, the Mennonites in particular.

duncanm
duncanm
March 8, 2023 8:04 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
March 8, 2023 at 7:50 am
“Define ‘Woman’.”

cassie – I was being obtuse. Loosen up.

There was a whiny woman’s day article on Fairfax – that’s the comment I lodged. Doubt it’ll be printed.

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 8:07 am

When I was a teenager it was anorexia.

I was fortunate. When I was a teenager it was flares, Pot o’ Gloss and…boys.
😀

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 8, 2023 8:20 am

I’m wholly reassured that women who lacked confidence to apply for the Navy will defend our national interests with “amazing” trepidation.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 8:21 am

m0ntysays:
March 7, 2023 at 10:50 pm
Sicknick is shown assisting the peaceful protestors after the Jan 6 committee claimed he was bashed to death by protestors!

The Jan 6 committee did no such thing. Stop lying, cohenite.

On this occasion, m0nty=fa is probably correct.

It was DemonRat “authorities”, close to the event, and well before the J6 Committee was established, who claimed, wrongly, that Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher. When he was found to be still alive after that announcement, the lying liars had to change the story.

m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 8:30 am

As Carlson himself has said, the error on Sicknick was made by the media with premature reports, not the authorities.

It’s a bit weird for Carlson to be playing Stuart Littlemore two years after the fact, but that is how weak his point is. Yes, some media outlets reported wrongly at the time. This was quickly amended. Why bring it up years later? Ah, because he can pretend that there was a conspiracy. Predictable and stupid.

bons
bons
March 8, 2023 8:32 am

I find it endlessly amusing that every time that there is a Labor government, certain wildbeest poke their airheads above the herd to scribble panegyric comics of no
literary merit in praise of Labor ‘womanhood?’.
Of course the ‘authors’ are publically funded and bookshops comply with instructions by swamping the shelves with the rubbish.
History proves that the vast majority of these classics leave the store via the loading dock rather than the front door.
That said, apparently the current Wong comic has found favour amongst the gym rat/cage fighter fraternity.
During the RGRmare I amused myself by pulling Slapper comics out of the remainders bins and giving them to mates as Christmas presents. Ho ho.
Invitations to Sunday barbies became scarce for a while.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 8, 2023 8:34 am

Timing is everything in comedy Monty.

duncanm
duncanm
March 8, 2023 8:35 am

m0ntysays:
March 8, 2023 at 8:30 am
As Carlson himself has said, the error on Sicknick was made by the media with premature reports, not the authorities.

It’s a bit weird for Carlson to be playing Stuart Littlemore two years after the fact, but that is how weak his point is. Yes, some media outlets reported wrongly at the time. This was quickly amended. Why bring it up years later?

m0nty – when were the moutains of video made available?

Take your time.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 8, 2023 8:39 am

LOL, Monty, you should write for CNN.

But only after that lie had hardened into conventional wisdom did the newspaper bother to retract it. … Brian Sicknick, a Trump voter, had been transformed without his consent into a political martyr of the left.

That’s how they roll. The Dems are still claiming police were killed at the J6 protest. Tell a lie often enough…

Tucker Carlson’s Expose Blew a Rather Large Hole in Dems ‘Deadly Insurrection’ Story (7 Mar)

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 8:40 am

The MSM and the Authorities are One.

If “the Authorities” knew that the officer died well after the demonstration of a cause unconnected with the demonstration, why the theatre of “lying in state” under the dome?

The narrative was established and the show had to be played out, regardless of his relatives’ wishes and the truth. They knew. They all knew.

m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 8:41 am

Duncan: I was expecting something new. That was too much to ask, evidently.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 8:45 am

m0ntysays:
March 8, 2023 at 7:57 am
Why wouldn’t Ukraine defend Bakhmut when Russia is losing a thousand men per day trying and failing to take it?

How many is Ukraine losing a day to defend it?

You seem to be a follower of one of the less successful WW I theories of military tactics.

rosie
rosie
March 8, 2023 8:48 am

Reminds me,
What happened to Navy hijabi?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 8, 2023 8:48 am

PoliticsFederalGreens

‘I was mauled by the media’: Greens lawyers told me to say I dated bikie, Thorpe says
By Dominic Giannini
March 7, 2023 — 10.34pm

Victorian senator Lidia Thorpe says she was mauled by the media and forced to admit she had a relationship with a former bikie when the pair shared only one kiss.
An Instagram post by Senator Lidia Thorpe with the caption: “Ran into some old mates”.

The former Greens senator, now an independent, was referred to the Senate’s privileges committee over allegations she failed to disclose a relationship with a former bikie despite sitting on a parliamentary law enforcement committee.

Senator Thorpe said she actually had no relationship with ex-bikie boss Dean Martin, but was told by Greens legal advisers to say they dated.

She previously said it was a mistake to not have disclosed the relationship, but changed her tune on Tuesday.

“I had no relationship with that person. I was given legal advice by the Greens lawyer to say that I had dated this person,” she told the Senate.

“I got a call from that person that said, ‘ah, did we date?’.

“We kissed once at a rally on the 26th of January. I had no idea who this person was or his background.”

Senator Thorpe made the comments after a committee found she shouldn’t be held in contempt over claims she failed to declare a relationship with an ex-bikie.

The privileges committee examined whether Senator Thorpe’s alleged non-disclosure obstructed the work of the committee or if she had received confidential briefings related to bikies.

It found that while Senator Thorpe should have disclosed her relationship, she didn’t receive any relevant sensitive information and therefore shouldn’t be held in contempt.

“The committee emphasises the need for senators to be aware of their responsibilities to perform their roles in the public interest [and] to declare any possible conflicts,” the report said.

A teary Senator Thorpe said the committee’s recommendation that she not be held in contempt vindicated her.

“All you people thought that I had been running off with some biker gang,” she said.

“What kind of person do you think I am? I deserve an apology, from the leader of the Greens for one because I lost my position.”

But a representative for Greens leader Adam Bandt said he understood the facts as they were set out by Senator Thorpe in her letter to the committee’s inquiry.

“The information in the letter is consistent with the information Senator Thorpe and others provided to us,” the representative said.

Bandt’s office said Senator Thorpe spoke to the lawyers and decided on the term “briefly dated”, which she used to describe her relationship in her evidence to the committee.

“Dean Martin and I met through Blak activism and briefly dated,” she wrote.

“Specifically, we met on 26 January 2021 at an Invasion Day rally and dated in March 2021.

“Since then, we have remained friends and have collaborated on our shared interest: advocating for the rights of First Nations people.”

Senator Thorpe resigned from her leadership role with the party after the story broke in the media.

“For what? For a kiss on invasion day with some black man at a rally who happened to be an ex-biker,” she then told the Senate after the report was tabled.

“I didn’t ask for his resume.”

Ek roll ap die vloor……

rosie
rosie
March 8, 2023 8:51 am

Thankfully anorexia was and is comparatively rare, unlike gender dysphoria.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 8, 2023 8:51 am

The narrative was established and the show had to be played out, regardless of his relatives’ wishes and the truth. They knew. They all knew.

It’s also strong circumstantial evidence that they also knew the Dems had stolen the election. The whole aim of the J6 persecution exercise was to protect against that getting out.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 8:52 am

may already be one of the Royal Australian Navy’s senior officers

Commander, Commodore, tomato, tomatoe.
I guess.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 8:54 am

m0nty=fa

Yes, some media outlets reported wrongly at the time. This was quickly amended. Why bring it up years later? Ah, because he can pretend that there was a conspiracy. Predictable and stupid.

Dig deeper. What was the source for the “some media outlets” story? Did someone in authority tell them? Was it a DemonRat high on the Congressional ladder? Did the media then publish the fake story (“Fake news”?) without checking because it was “Too good a story to check”? Can those who published such an inflammatory story be trusted? Are all j’ismists tools of the political fascist left?

So many questions, so few trying to find the answers.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 8, 2023 8:56 am

Munster is only right about anything by accident. Putting with a turds like him and not calling them out is how we got to this point in time. Being ‘nice’ has never worked and never will. Turning the other cheek is an invitation to be worked over. If you’re going to cop a flogging make sure they have to work for it, it just may make them think next time and you might surprise yourself as well. Don’t back down, you’re not embarrassing yourself, you’re standing up for whats right, not some freaks demand to come to their way of thinking.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 9:00 am

m0ntysays:
March 8, 2023 at 8:41 am
Duncan: I was expecting something new. That was too much to ask, evidently.

m0nty=fa

Surely, as a “professional” j’ismist, you should have recognised that the availability of new evidence about a controversial event is indeed “something new”? Or wasn’t that included in the DemonRat talking points that you have been parroting since yesterday?

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 9:01 am

Yes rosie. I remember we went through a stage of worrying about our weight – those horrible puppy fat years between childhood and teenager. Then, suddenly, we all had waists and hips and something resembling a bust and it was all over. Most thankfully hidden by the box pleats.

I forgot the other horrors – zits. And for some of us – braces of the most metallic “Jaws” type. And boys that suddenly became foreign beings of great fascination.

There was no cutting, no starving or bingeing. Just grim determination to pass exams, not to get into playground arguments, to endure “games” that we were lousy at while others shone like stars in the firmament.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 8, 2023 9:03 am

Ukraine group ‘may have blown up Nord Stream pipelines’: US
New US intelligence finds a Ukraine vigilante group may have blown up the pipelines, after the White House denied it was responsible for one of the biggest acts of industrial sabotage in history.

Given the extreme technical difficulty of pulling it off, at that depth, in waters surveiled and patrolled 24/7, it always reeked of an ‘enthusiastic amateur’ effort!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 8, 2023 9:03 am

lotocoti a Commadore is 2 ranks higher than a Commander. Also a poorly made overpriced car no longer made.

Crossie
Crossie
March 8, 2023 9:07 am

“I think there’s a mistaken perception that quotas are about putting someone less worthy in a job because they’re a woman, but I see them as a way to search harder for the right people,” she says.

I know this is sad and the opposite of what was intended but whenever I see a woman in a high position these days I automatically assume she got there through “diversity”. You knew a woman was good when she got there through her own efforts. What we have now are figureheads, not leaders.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 8, 2023 9:08 am

Being ‘nice’ has never worked and never will. Turning the other cheek is an invitation to be worked over

More of this will be coming I suspect:

Texans fight for independence from the US in ‘Texit’ referendum (7 Mar)

“President Joe Biden could witness the collapse of the United States next year as Texas lawmakers filed a bill pushing for the state’s secession from the Union. The bill would allow Texas voters to say whether they want to quit the US to establish an independent Texan state in what has been dubbed Texit. If passed, the Texas Legislature passes the Texas Independence Referendum Act will allow the legislature to put a referendum on the 2024 election ballot.”

Is The Greater Idaho Movement A Model For National Divorce From The Political Left? (7 Mar)

“They said it was an absurd waste of time, but now, the progressive coastal regions of Oregon and Democrats in Idaho are getting a little worried about the “Greater Idaho Movement,” with at least 11 eastern Oregon counties officially voting to leave the state and join their more conservative neighbors in Idaho.”

That’s the advantage of more guns than people: if the Dems try to prevent serious secession of red states those states will have an instant militia numbered in the millions, which would eat the woke US Army for breakfast.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 9:10 am

You seem to be a follower of one of the less successful WW I theories of military tactics.

Damn your eyes, Sir.
Corporal Captain Viscount mØnty of Malmo’s understanding of the military sciences
is second to nearly none.

Crossie
Crossie
March 8, 2023 9:12 am

rosie says:
March 8, 2023 at 8:51 am
Thankfully anorexia was and is comparatively rare, unlike gender dysphoria.

Not rare enough. A friend’s daughter has had horrific episodes of it for over seven years and seems to be now getting the better of it. During the worst of it she wouldn’t speak to her mother though could not explain why when she got better.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 8, 2023 9:13 am

Looks like Kurt Schlichter’s idea of The Split is happening.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 8, 2023 9:15 am

calli, anorexia is no longer a thing in academic circles as the only two successful Phd candidates doing work with positive results in Australia have not had clinical applications for final years approved.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 8, 2023 9:18 am

My mother had a depressive episode in the mid 80s and was briefly hospitalised for a couple of weeks. When visiting, the ward was practically filled with anorexics.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 8, 2023 9:22 am

Major General mUntgomery’s forays into military wrongology always brings a smile.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 9:26 am

Timing is everything when you claim someone is killled by rioters, you use the death as a political prop but they actually died two days later of multiple strokes.

The cause of death was donut fryers, not visitors to the Capitol.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 9:28 am

Ranga – also called a Bommodore, for obvious reasons.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 8, 2023 9:31 am

“I think there’s a mistaken perception that quotas are about putting someone less worthy in a job because they’re a woman,

Err, yes, that is exactly what will happen. When you have a quota, and there are all sorts of gold stars and elephant stamps (both formal and informal) for making quota, you will get recruiters passing over better qualified men to make quota.

but I see them as a way to search harder for the right people,” she says.

See above. If you don’t meet quota it won’t be that the numbers didn’t fall that way on objective grounds. It will be that you didn’t “search harder”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 8, 2023 9:32 am

Anorexia is so yesterday.

Why trans kids are now ‘coming out’ as animals (7 Mar)

“You’re xenogender if you feel more akin to animals or plants or foods than humans. It’s funny, but it’s also frightening. There’s a girl on TikTok who explains very seriously that her gender is bird – a cardinal specifically, ey/em pronouns. And several people I’ve found identify as cake. Cake is actually just one of a smorgasbord of available gastro-genders.”

I’m in a sexual relationship with airplanes — so I go on vacation a lot (6 Mar, via Instapundit)

“Rodo, who said she’s spent nearly $4,267 on model airplanes, revealed that she identifies as objectum sexual. Yes, that’s a real thing. Also known as objectophilia, this particular love-match occurs when individuals develop strong sexual or romantic feelings for a specific inanimate object”

Mental illness seems to be rising. I hope this stuff isn’t as harmful as anorexia, which is really nasty. Although I suppose identifying as cake could have a similar effect, since whales tend not to live long.

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 9:32 am

Yes. Anorexia/bulimia was a “thing” in the mid-80’s and 90’s. I know of a couple of deaths and a few hospitalisations in my immediate circle.

Then came the cutting. It seemed to go with the Goth culture. Culminating in other forms of mutilation like multiple piercings and its most recent iteration – the tattoo.

And now it’s health fads and dietary restrictions and allergies which by and large appear to be a version of a/b that the sufferer can talk about openly. And so you have great big fat girls with acres of tattooed flesh who balk at meat because “unhealthy”.

Full circle.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 9:36 am

I am in a psycho sexual somatic symbiotic relationship with money, please give me money or I stop breathing.

m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 9:40 am

Looks like Kurt Schlichter’s idea of The Split is happening.

Nup.

The losers in the South aren’t going to win this time either.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 9:40 am

Tucker Carlson is America’s Stuart Littlemore.

I like it. Sometimes you have a way with words monty.

Other times you completely f&$k up what you’re trying to say.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 9:41 am

The UK is copping a record breaking Arctic blast.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 8, 2023 9:42 am

Anybody got relatives working in public hospitals ? Seems in Qld there are still Vax mandates in force. 2 Drs have a pending court case v Qld Health. Problem is some private hospitals doing same. Are any requiring jab no 5 the bivalent ?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 8, 2023 9:44 am

Yep, anorexia is still stalking girls. I can name three hospitalized, and many more dabbling, and I don’t get out much. It’s also a younger phenomenon that I can recall in my schooldays and the public awareness campaigns I remember- ie, starting well whthin primary school, nine or ten years old.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 8, 2023 9:45 am

rosiesays:

March 8, 2023 at 8:48 am

Reminds me,
What happened to Navy hijabi?

Ran off to join the Somali pirates.
Aarrgggh!

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 9:49 am

What is JMS?

I think I am in that cult – “don’t worry about the South African grid, the Tshipi manganese mine has its own power supply!”

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 9:53 am

What is JMS?

Supposedly “Jesus Morning Star”…which, coincidentally happens to be the founder’s initials. Spooky, huh?

The usual sex cult prinked out in religion to give it some sort of authority. Founder gets his pick of the women and girls, fathers lots of children, women and children live horrible, restricted lives. Other men are the drones of the hive.

We’ve seen this movie before.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 9:53 am

Snork.
Don’t forget those safety ropes.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 8, 2023 9:55 am

m0ntysays:
March 8, 2023 at 7:57 am
Why wouldn’t Ukraine defend Bakhmut when Russia is losing a thousand men per day trying and failing to take it?

Douglas Monty-Haig advanced his desk another 3 inches towards Berlin….

IF the position is bleeding the Russians with a very lopsided casualty rate then thats a valid holding tactic. Its a great position for a negotiated settlement with Ukraine being able to get the best deal it can.
IF its a 1-1 tradeoff or even worse the Russians are using artillery to inflict higher casualties on the Ukies then its (assuming some big assault isnt being prepared elsewhere) an awful tactic which will end with many thousands more dead conscripts and Ukraine accepting whatever is forced on them.

Assuming the Ukrainian military are sane youd have to think they are fortifying the living buggery of whatever is behind Bakhmut.

In a sane world there would be some form of peace negotiations going on.

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 9:57 am

Thanks lotocoti.

Best comment

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Tourist trap confirmed.

Crossie
Crossie
March 8, 2023 9:58 am

The perfect example of a figurehead rather than a leader was the Optus data hack. The young woman CEO looked like a deer in the headlights because she had no idea what happened and what to do about it. She was not on top of anything. The most damning information about her was that she could not be contactable until 8:30 am because of her work/life balance commitment. She could not understand that a CEO on multi-million dollar salary had better be contactable at 3 am any day or on a weekend. If it’s inconvenient don’t take the job.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 9:59 am

Reminds me,
What happened to Navy hijabi?

Probably suing the Retired Surface Warfare Officers’ Association
for not inviting her to the annual booze up.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:00 am

Who is a worse military commander?

Seven star Generalissimo Vladimir “Well to my credit I did beat Chechnya, eventually ” Putin or Field Marshal Montel Haig?

It’s a tough choice!

Keep in mind, monty has not yet crippled a great power’s military as its commander by fighting a conventional war against a former colony.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:01 am

Mark L would normally chime in and tell us that Haig was brilliant.

Crossie
Crossie
March 8, 2023 10:09 am

What the release of this footage does is corroborate other reports that protestors were often permitted to roam inside the Capitol, often in the presence of Capitol police officers, and confirm that this was known by the “authorities” from the very beginning, including the leaders of the House and Senate.

McConnell was the Senate leader at the time which means that he colluded with the Democrats against his own voters. As vile as the Democrats are they never betray their voters but the nominally Republican McConnell has no qualms doing so. I wonder how he intends to explain his actions when he arrives at the Pearly Gates.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 8, 2023 10:11 am

Corporal Captain Viscount mØnty of Malmo’s understanding of the military sciences is second to nearly none.

Monty of Malmo?

He would be better following the lead of Swedish Oberst Erikson at Drobak Sound in Oslofjord in 1940: Upon sighting approaching unidentified and possibly German ships in the mist, despite having no orders, he told his men to open fire, sinking the German Heavy Cruiser Blucher and seriously disrupting the German invasion.

He reportedly told his men “Either I will be decorated or I will be court martialled. Open fire!”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dr%C3%B8bak_Sound

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 8, 2023 10:11 am

To his credit Haigs sausage theory was pretty well spot on.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:14 am

Felonious Bowel Invaders?

Lock them up
Shut it down
Salt the earth at Quantico

Roger
Roger
March 8, 2023 10:15 am

The Museum of Australian Democracy in the old Parliament House is reportedly in possession of the white dress Mz. Higgins wore to address (her so called “rape speech”) a feminist rally in Canberra in 2021.

Apparently Brittanee considers the donated outfit an important artifact in the nation’s history “going forward”.

(Why do these women who demand they be taken seriously do the most unserious things?)

The curators would be well advised to wait for the conclusion of Mr. Sofronoff’s inquiry before deciding what to do with it.

HT
HT
March 8, 2023 10:15 am

Bourne1879 says:
March 8, 2023 at 9:42 am
Anybody got relatives working in public hospitals ? Seems in Qld there are still Vax mandates in force. 2 Drs have a pending court case v Qld Health. Problem is some private hospitals doing same. Are any requiring jab no 5 the bivalent ?

My daughter is RN / Midwife. She is currently working in a meat packing plant because she choose to not have the Covid vaccines (she thought it would interfere with her ability to have another kid) As a midwife, she had good visibility of how the Covid Vax was interfering with women’s cycles, hence her decision to not get Covid Vax.
She lives in Victoria which requires “current” Covid vaccinations, I don’t know if that means 2, 3, 4 or 5 jabs.
My son is also a RN, he is working at a hospital but I won’t discuss his vax status with him because it will just all end in tears, his all in on that c’t Andrews whereas I would happily see Andrews’ flyblown corpse swinging off a jib somewhere.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:17 am

Everyone ought to listen to the Critical Drinker’s preview of the new Peter Pan, the comments are a veritable gold mine.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 8, 2023 10:20 am

after the White House denied it was responsible

LOL! This White House is SO credible.

HT
HT
March 8, 2023 10:20 am

Dot says:
March 8, 2023 at 10:01 am
Mark L would normally chime in and tell us that Haig was brilliant.

Haig got some bad press. He thoroughly deserved it.
He spent his post war years attempting to atone for his disastrous leadership so there are plenty of people today trying to rewrite history to exculpate him.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 8, 2023 10:22 am

No love for Haigs sausage here then?
Tough crowd.

m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 10:22 am

IF the position is bleeding the Russians with a very lopsided casualty rate then thats a valid holding tactic. Its a great position for a negotiated settlement with Ukraine being able to get the best deal it can.
IF its a 1-1 tradeoff or even worse the Russians are using artillery to inflict higher casualties on the Ukies then its (assuming some big assault isnt being prepared elsewhere) an awful tactic which will end with many thousands more dead conscripts and Ukraine accepting whatever is forced on them.

NATO estimates are that Russia is losing five men to every Uke KIA.

Just a reminder: Russia has three times the population of Ukraine.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:22 am

I wonder if the dumb Canadian and the SPLC lawyer will get executed for domestic terrorism (ANTIFA’s terrorist attack on “Cop City”, Atlanta, GA).

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:24 am

The following are now known to be terrorists and hate groups:

1. ANTIFA
2. SPLC
3. Canadians
4. Lawyers
5. Academics.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 8, 2023 10:25 am

NATO estimates are that Russia is losing five men to every Uke KIA.

Do you still believe in the Easter Bunny, Father Christmas and the Tooth fairy and the honesty of politicians?

m0nty
m0nty
March 8, 2023 10:26 am

LOL Dot, aren’t you a lawyer?

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 8, 2023 10:29 am

DeSantis may not be the answer:
via Vox Day
According to five Republicans familiar with the discussions, the governor’s top lieutenants have quietly recruited a network of conservative social media influencers as part of a broader attempt to circumvent the mainstream press and appeal directly to GOP primary voters nationwide.

And who are, according to the three Republicans who received the initial pitch, among the ranks in DeSantis’ digital army?

Jack Murphy, a podcast host and self-described “alpha-male giga chad” involved in a quasi-professional cuckolding porn scandal. John Cardillo, a former Newsmax TV host and unregistered arms dealer who allegedly stiffed the Ukrainian government for $200,000 worth of body armor plates. Christian Walker, Herschel Walker’s right-wing influencer son who helped tank his father’s Senate campaign. David Reaboi, a Hungary-loving and Qatar-hating bodybuilder with longstanding ties to John Bolton. And Caleb Hull, an ex-Trump digital strategist who has said some very, very racist things.

This is the DeSantis A-team, and they’re fighting a battle for a presidential campaign that hasn’t even started yet—with plenty of DeSantis face time, dinners, and photo ops.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 10:29 am

m0ntysays:
March 8, 2023 at 9:40 am
Looks like Kurt Schlichter’s idea of The Split is happening.

Nup.

The losers in the South aren’t going to win this time either.

m0nty=fa seems to have missed the many statements by so-called “progressives”, that they could survive happily without the burden of subsidising “flyover country”. Yet, whenever the suggestion of an amicable separation arises, their immediate reaction is to threaten violence to keep those awful rednecks under their control.

It almost seems as if they lack the confidence to go it alone in a fully “progressive” nation.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 8, 2023 10:30 am

Parliament Live: Albanese departs for India
The Prime Minister will today head off to India, where he will lead a major trade and business delegation.

Tata, Albo!

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 10:30 am

NATO estimates are that Russia is losing five men to every Uke KIA.

Which NATO?
This NATO or some other NATO?

Kneel
Kneel
March 8, 2023 10:31 am

M0nty says: “Need I remind you, Bruce, that the whole purpose of the J6 riot was to interrupt and shut down the peaceful transfer of power to the new government, complete with domestic terrorists who joined in with the express desire to murder Pelosi et al?”

Need I remind you of the riot by leftists on 29/5, which resulted in a century plus old church being set on fire, an SS guard hut at the Whitehouse being set on fire, and the secret service so worried about the President’s safety that they moved him to an underground bunker? The left claimed that Trump “tear gassed” “protesters” for a “photo op”, when in fact the tear gas was approved for use (not by Trump, not even requested by Trump) hours before Trump turned up. The leftard infested MSM even pilloried Trump as a coward for “hiding” in said bunker, even though he had no say in it, it was all done at the insistence of the Secret Service, who are charged with protecting the President, and who can (and did) force the President to seek shelter for his own personal safety.

Actual physical fire-bombing of security posts, several security people injured, both involving the Whitehouse, and the secret service so concerned about a security breech they insisted the President go to a “secure location”, yet no charges at all. None. And no claims of “insurrection” – rather, just more “mostly peaceful” protests that were “attacked” by the “far right” led by DJT (of course!)

Or need I remind you of Antifa terrorists being awarded compensation for “police violence” because police didn’t wear masks when they arrested them.

Or that Antifa terrorists that threw industrial grade fireworks at people eating at outdoor cafes in DC couldn’t be arrested because they all dressed the same in a deliberate attempt to confuse police and refused to even talk to police, while the Proud Boys who had done nothing other than attempt to protect others from these violent thugs were arrested and charged because they were more than happy to talk to the police, and were all individually recognisable.

Or that there are several citizens still being held without charge for J6 “offenses”, which is clearly in breech of their constitutional rights to both a “timely” trial and to face their accusers before a jury of their peers. Some claim they have been refused medical treatment, been held in solitary confinement with only one hour a day for “exercise”, refused legal council and so on – all clear breeches of their constitutional rights, but no-one cares.

That’s bad M0nty – far worse than any violence that occurred on Jan 6, because it is the Government itself exercising its near unlimited power in express violation of its constitutionally enshrined limits.
I don’t care what side of politics you are on or support, this is completely unacceptable – they’ve broken the most basic and hard fought for rules, rules that were created to prevent the very excesses of government power we now see. I don’t even care if you agree with the rules or not – they exist, they are supposed to be unbreakable, and if you don’t like them, then you need to change them, not ignore them. The last time such rules were ignored in the USA, it led to civil war. It may do so again – I certainly hope not, but it may.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:33 am

Jack Murphy, a podcast host and self-described “alpha-male giga chad” involved in a quasi-professional cuckolding porn scandal.

This is old news, the greenskin man ended his career.

“Very racist things”

Ah yes, that coming from Vox Day is hilarious.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:36 am

LOL

Musk knows how tiresome disability advocates can be.

Nooo! I can’t type at work, but I CAN troll you on twitter! Gibs!

calli
calli
March 8, 2023 10:36 am

What were they planning to murder Pelosi et al. with?

Strangulation by Old Glory?

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:37 am

Old Glory

Odd name for a hammer, but go on.

Johnny Rotten
March 8, 2023 10:42 am

US is Losing Another War – Ukraine

“The United States has launched a proxy war, unconstitutionally, circumventing Congress and the American people no less the entire world. What must be understood, is that the Biden Administration, the puppet of the Neocons led now by Victoria Nuland, has brought the entire world to the brink of World War III and they have now begun the countdown to the decline and fall of Western Civilization

Who is Victoria Nuland and why is she the queen of the Neocons? Victoria Nuland has been one of the leading Neocons always advocating war with Russia. She is behind the propaganda that Russia is on the verge of defeat and that the Russian army is really dysfunctional. This is standard propaganda. They put out the same exact line about the troops in Iraq. This is to convince Americans that they can wage war and it will be over in just a few hours or days. This is the typical Neocon sales pitch to justify their endless thirst for war. They are trying to provide justification to rush in for an easy defeat of their target.

Besides the Neocons’ treason against the Constitution always manipulating proxy wars without the consent of Congress in violation of Section I, Article 8, there is also one huge very serious undisclosed conflict of interest and the Biden Administration should immediately fire Victoria Nuland and all her supporters within the Biden Administration to save the world and our nation.

Victoria Nuland is really of Ukrainian Jewish descent. She really would be Nudelman, not Nuland. She is actually the daughter of Yale bioethics and medicine professor Sherwin B. Nuland, who changed his surname from Nudelman to Nuland. She has retained her family name Nuland to perhaps further hide her Jewish connection by being married to Robert Kagan. Victoria speaks Russian, French, and some Chinese.

Her husband, Robert Kagan, authored the “real Iraq Study Group” report of the American Enterprise Institute. This was the Neocon view of regime change. Kagan was said to have convinced President George W. Bush, to order the “surge” plan for changing the course of the Iraq War. It was Kagan who co-founded the neoconservative think tank in 1997 which was known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with fellow Neocon William Kristol, who has a track record of usually being wrong. This has been the legacy of the Neocons in general.

Ron Paul plainly wrote: “Victoria Nuland exemplifies the neocons who have led US foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years while evading accountability.” “ It is indeed time that we examine the Neocons who constantly usurp American foreign policy and will drive us straight into World War III.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/neocons/us-is-losing-another-war-ukraine/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:42 am

Haig’s Chocolate, now that is a success to this day. The deadset banger of last minute gifts.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:45 am

It’s almost like women can’t do everything men can do.

I wonder if it works the other way.

Roger
Roger
March 8, 2023 10:46 am

True equality between the sexes won’t be reached until women enjoy the same life expectancy as men.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 8, 2023 10:47 am

Armstrong dipping his toe in the protocols today?

Victoria Nuland is really of Ukrainian Jewish descent. She really would be Nudelman, not Nuland. She is actually the daughter of Yale bioethics and medicine professor Sherwin B. Nuland, who changed his surname from Nudelman to Nuland. She has retained her family name Nuland to perhaps further hide her Jewish connection by being married to Robert Kagan.

Has he asked his computer about the Rothchilds yet?

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 8, 2023 10:49 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 8, 2023 10:49 am

Channel 10 will try to prove Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins

By STEPHEN RICE
NSW Editor
@riceyontheroad
10:42AM March 8, 2023

Channel 10 will seek to prove the allegation that former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins, echoing the defence of its star presenter Lisa Wilkinson to Mr Lehrmann’s defamation claim.

The network’s defence, filed in the Federal Court on Wednesday, includes a detailed 12 page account of the “facts, matters and circumstances” leading up to, during and after the alleged rape in Parliament House in March 2019, upon which it will rely to support the substantial truth of the allegations.

Mr Lehrmann, who has consistently denied raping Ms Higgins, launched defamation proceedings against Network Ten and News Life Media Pty Ltd – an arm of News Corp Australia – in Federal Court three weeks ago.
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Ms Wilkinson, former co-host of The Project, and Samantha Maiden, political editor for news.com.au, are second respondents in the proceedings.

Ms Wilkinson filed her own defence last week denying that she was seeking to exploit allegations of sexual assault against Mr Lehrmann for personal and professional gain.

Ten’s defence states that Ms Higgins had passed out on a sofa in the office of Minister Linda Reynolds, and woke to find Mr Lehrmann on top of her “having forceful sexual intercourse with Higgins, audibly slapping himself against her.”

“After waking up and realising that Lehrmann was having sexual intercourse with her, Higgins said ‘no’ at least half a dozen times and told Lehrmann to stop. Lehrmann did not stop and continued to have sexual intercourse with Higgins without her consent.

“Higgins had not consented to having sexual intercourse with Lehrmann and was incapable of so consenting because: (a) she was too intoxicated to voluntarily and freely give her consent; and (b) she had been passed out, either asleep or unconscious,” Ten says.

“Alternatively … Lehrmann was reckless or indifferent as to whether or not Higgins had consented to having sexual intercourse with him.”

Ten claims that in the days following her alleged rape, between 23 March and 8 April 2019, Higgins made contemporaneous complaints to at least nine people “in which she consistently described being raped or sexually assaulted by Lehrmann”.

Ten describes Ms Higgins as having spent “the entire weekend of 23 and 24 March 2019 crying uncontrollably and bedbound in her bedroom and there was no reason for her to do so other than the fact that she had been raped by Lehrmann.”

The network also lists what is says are “Lehrmann’s lies, inconsistencies and consciousness of guilt” including his claim to Ms Higgins earlier in the evening that he needed to go to Parliament House to pick something up from work; that he failed to return six phone calls from his then girlfriend; did not check on Ms Higgins when he left the office; and left in such haste that it was “consistent with a consciousness of guilt for having raped Higgins.”

Ten also relies on a defence of qualified privilege, including that these were political matters of public interest because they involved the Government’s handling of an allegation by a political staffer of rape by a colleague and allegations of a political cover-up by the Government.

It also cites the response by then Prime Minister Scott Morrison in parliament to an allegation of rape occurring in a Minister’s office; and “the conduct of the Government in the lead up to a federal election.”

Ten says it did not pay Ms Higgins for the interview, outside of covering the cost of her flights and accommodation in Sydney.

The network says Lehrmann did not respond to any of its attempts to contact him prior to the broadcast.

Network ten also claims that Mr Lehrmann filed his claim more than a year after the publications complained of, and is outside the one year limitations period.

Ten’s defence was filed by Thomson Geer Lawyers. Ms Wilkinson recently hired a separate legal team to defend her, including high profile barrister Sue Chrysanthou, SC, and Anthony Jefferies, of Gillis Delaney Lawyers.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 10:53 am

m0nty=fa

NATO estimates are that Russia is losing five men to every Uke KIA.

Dare I raise the minor matter of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?

But you keep believing the “approved” sources. It will enable you to sleep at night.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 8, 2023 10:54 am

He reportedly told his men “Either I will be decorated or I will be court martialled. Open fire!”

Duk – Interesting parallel with the decapitation attempt that the Russians tried in Kiev, since the wiki says Blucher was tasked with capturing the king and the government.
Small correction: he was Norwegian not Swedish, of course. (I was wondering if the Swedes had shot at the Germans in 1940 as they went past the Swedish coastline on the way to Oslo.)

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 8, 2023 10:54 am

A Russian victory in Bakhmut would be a costly strategic defeat for Putin

Does the propaganda get any more blatant? Goebbels would be proud of these folk.

Dot
Dot
March 8, 2023 10:55 am

Wow Channel 10.

Way to go with that “model litigant” angle.

Cassie of Sydney
March 8, 2023 10:57 am

“1. ANTIFA
2. SPLC
3. Canadians
4. Lawyers
5. Academics.”

You can add the ADL to that list too.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 8, 2023 10:58 am

lotocotisays:
March 8, 2023 at 10:30 am
NATO estimates are that Russia is losing five men to every Uke KIA.

Which NATO?
This NATO or some other NATO?

LOL, everything old is new again. One of those NATO Tweets referred to the Domino Effect going around the world if Ukraine loses.

m0nty=fa is now fully on board with the Domino Effect.

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