Open Thread – Tues 4 April 2023


The Moreno Garden at Bordighera, Claude Monet, 1884

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calli
calli
April 7, 2023 2:41 pm

I had to smile at the juxtaposition of comments.

Will have to try that. Looking forward to a bread and butter pudding made from Easter buns first.

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Indolent says:
April 7, 2023 at 2:24 pm
Here’s what happens when you investigate why young people are dying

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 2:43 pm

Pogria says:
The word for Easter [Slovenians] always used was (phonetic spelling as wog words aren’t pronounced the same way as English), Peer-hah.
That’s odd.
English-Slovenian translator says it’s Velikono?no.
English-Polish is Wielkanoc
English-Serbian is Uskrs
Hard to see how you can get any of those from Pesach?

Robert Sewell
April 7, 2023 2:44 pm

Steve Trickler:

Joe Biden is the grown up young chap from Deliverance who played the banjo…I take that back. No way could that demented prick play that instrument, however, the physical attributes are striking.

Does anyone know what the Banjo Kids name was?

JC
JC
April 7, 2023 2:46 pm

Why give a sh@t about what this imbecile says?

Eggsactly

Why even engage when someone argues at this vulgar level?

But you shouldn’t ignore it, if someone comes at you with this, you need to confront them and push back hard.

Clearly, too many voters really ARE that stupid.

I don’t think they’re stupid. They’re just ignorant of the news.

I’m not kidding about this. Wifey told me she went for a haircut and got to talking to the hairdresser. Trump was first on the hairdresser’s agenda, and of course she ran with the left-wing party line. Wifey then asked her what she thought about The Voice. The gal apparently thought wifey was talking about the TV show.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 2:46 pm

AFP investigated for perverting course of justice in Lehrmann rape case
Jacqueline Maley
By Jacqueline Maley
April 7, 2023 — 9.43am

The Australian Federal Police will be investigated for attempting to pervert the course of justice while looking into the alleged sexual assault of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann.

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI), a watchdog tasked with detecting corruption in federal agencies including the AFP, will also investigate how the private diaries and text messages of Higgins were leaked to the media despite not being tendered in evidence to court.

In an email seen by the Herald and The Age, ACLEI executive director of operations Peter Ratcliffe confirms his agency is investigating whether “AFP members attempted to pervert the course of justice by pressuring Ms Brittany Higgins not to proceed with the matter”.

The agency will also investigate whether the police attempted to pervert the course of justice by “bypassing administrative processes that enabled protected information contained in a brief of evidence to be served on the defence at the time the summons and charge were served”.

This is a reference to sensitive material the police gathered in its investigation which would normally be redacted before being given to the defence legal team, but which was not in the case of the Lehrmann trial.

This material included notes from Higgins’ private psychological sessions, and the video of her interview with police.

Some sensitive material later found its way into articles in The Australian newspaper.

Ratcliffe confirmed the commission has also launched a separate investigation into the “potential leaking of documents and photos by AFP members to the media”, following a complaint from Higgins’ lawyer Leon Zwier.

In July ACLEI will be folded into the freshly minted National Anti-Corruption Commission, meaning the matter may be one of the first investigations undertaken by the new federal body.

Higgins first made her allegations of sexual assault in the media in February 2021, without naming the alleged perpetrator.

She said she had been raped by a Liberal colleague in the parliamentary office of their boss at the time, then-defence minister Linda Reynolds.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 2:48 pm

… you are the ‘Doubting Tom Arse’ as proved by lots of your many earlier comments.

Probably so but, unlike your good self, my grammar is impeccable.
It is true, when faced with theories about Mr Doppler controlling the weather, or Tickler telling hospitals that he only wants to be transfused with the blood of Nazi super-models or something, I am somewhat sceptical.

Gilas
Gilas
April 7, 2023 2:48 pm

Weather armageddon was predicted for today in Sydney…

Less than 1 mm rain this morning, barely enough to wet the ground.
Now a beautiful, clear sky, 24C.

Yeah, amazing we all survived.

Robert Sewell
April 7, 2023 2:49 pm

Rabz:

One chicken, four thighs – what is not to like here?
Some long overdue and very welcome evolution.

I thought it was the goal of genetecists the world over? 1 chook/4 drumsticks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 2:50 pm

Their mining lease is often “adjacent to” another better known miner …

Nearology keeps most of West Perth in business. We’ll have no more of this please.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 2:50 pm

Quite so, Gilas.

Just as well the Beloved took no notice – teeing off right now. In sunshine.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 2:53 pm

Matters Brittany are looking very much like lifting a sheet of corrugated iron during a mouse plague.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 2:54 pm

H B Bear says:
April 7, 2023 at 2:50 pm

Their mining lease is often “adjacent to” another better known miner …

Nearology keeps most of West Perth in business. We’ll have no more of this please.

Nearology.
Bwah ha ha ha.
I am stealing that.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 2:55 pm

Czech Easter is Velikonoce.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 2:58 pm

Easter in Turkish is Paskalya..
Getting closer.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:01 pm

The WA small cap mining sector provides a useful capital allocation function converting cash into RFBYC membership fees.

Gilas
Gilas
April 7, 2023 3:02 pm

JC says:
April 7, 2023 at 2:46 pm

I don’t think they’re stupid. They’re just ignorant of the news.

Hmmm.. the hunch-backed gargoyle insults his voters for a reason.

Because it works.

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2023 3:03 pm

Ed, you are correct.
My bad, it has been a long time since I spoke Slovenian. Mum passed eight years ago, so lack of use is my excuse. Peer-hah, is what we called our Easter gifts, natch.
Velikonoc means Big or Great Night. Understandably given Christ’s Sacrifice.

Hope you all enjoy your Peer-hah!

I don’t know how to place the little tick over the “c”. That gives it the “ch”, sound.

Robert Sewell
April 7, 2023 3:05 pm

sfw:

Your problem will be your speedo, I bet it is at least 5kmh fast possibly 6 or 7.

If you have a Navman or some other satellite map reading thingy, check the satellite speed against your speedo. Almost guaranteed your speed is 4 -5 km/hr out.
(Tip: don’t ever buy a Navman – the battery will not tolerate the heat inside a parked car in Qld when stuck on the windscreen. Mine lasted less than a year and the process for claiming replacement is impenetrable, – I suspect deliberately so – and you’re not covered if you’ve not taken the apparatus with you when you go shopping.)

JC
JC
April 7, 2023 3:07 pm

Why are women getting into the ring with a man who will happily smash in their skulls.

Listen to the feminine voice at the end of the vid.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 3:11 pm

Johnny Rottensays:
April 7, 2023 at 12:52 pm
With no possibility of electoral consequences, he can now implement every leftard wet dream. Capital gains tax on the family home. Increased tax on superannuation, including confiscation of unspent balances on death. Top income tax rate of 95% on all income above the Prime Ministerial salary. compulsory Labor Party membership for all. Increase immigration to 1 million pa, with all spare bedrooms, rental properties and holiday houses to be opened to the new arrivals.

And so much more. Go for it AnAl!

Not really as let’s see how it all goes when Liddell closes this month. Batteries anyone?

Have you no trust? Turtlehead Bowen has assured us that he has everything under control, and even if he doesn’t, AnAl and the Slime have legislated to end coal, gas and oil production, so, there! Yah, Boo, Sucks!

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:13 pm

Ed, you are correct.

An Easter miracle!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 3:14 pm

H B Bear says:
April 7, 2023 at 3:01 pm

The WA small cap mining sector provides a useful capital allocation function converting cash into RFBYC membership fees.

Yeah, you get the impression that some people make a comfortable living out of mining without ever discovering anything and the only sod they ever turn are divots at Cottlesloe Golf Club.
The ‘guests’ on Bulls and Bears have an air of absolute confidence about them but the glib cynicism is palpable.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 3:14 pm

If a hairdresser has no idea about The Voice, then Albanese’s tactic of stonewalling until the Liberal Party called for a NO vote makes sense.
Liberal Party vote [excluding Nationals] is maybe 32% at best, so he’ll be framing Yes as a vote against Dutton and the Liberal Party.

It’s already started.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 3:15 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 7, 2023 at 1:11 pm
Some rural Liberal or National Party M.P. telling an audience that their opposition to the Voice burnishes their Anti Racism credentials?

It smells like an ALP Talking Point.

Everything that might hamper the success of the Screech smells to you like an ALP talking point/

That’s because you are a shill for the Liars.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 3:18 pm

Australia highlighted @32:46 in the Jaxen report which starts @23:26.

As for that arrogant, Neil deGrasse Dyson, that starts @1:03:16…I’ll watch another day.

——————–

The HighWire with Del Bigtree:

The W.H.O. just rolled back its stance on vaccinating children for COVID, an approach the FL Surgeon General has been attacked incessantly for taking from the beginning; Jefferey Jaxen Reports on Western Australia, a place among the worst places on earth for draconian COVID vaccine mandates, who are now suffering meteoric adverse events and excess death. Coincidence?; Revisiting Sweden; New Poll Shows Major Parties Even on Vaccine Injury; ‘Spellers’ Takes Top Prizes At Phoenix Film Festival!;
Two universes collide in a head-to-head discussion/debate between Del and Celebrity Astrophysicist and Science Communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, which spans science, the scientific method, COVID, Neil’s Film, ‘A Shot in the Arm’ targeting the Medical Freedom community, misinformation, vaccines and MUCH more.

Episode 314: WHEN TWO UNIVERSES COLLIDE

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2023 3:18 pm

Gilas and Calli,
we’re receiving your bad weather her in the Southern Tablelands. It has been pouring on and off all day. Ten minutes ago the thunder started and now it is torrential with some hail for added interest.
You can see why I have been inside baking all day. 😉

I just hope the power doesn’t go. My Generator has been connected to the LPG, waiting for the sparky to connect it to the Power. No local sparkies here. If it’s an emergency, they’ll be there in a fortnight. All other jobs, six to eight weeks. 🙁

Vicki
Vicki
April 7, 2023 3:20 pm

This week the TGA quietly withdrew the recommendation for Covid jab of Astrazeneca for ALL ages :

https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/covid-19-vaccines/our-vaccines/astrazeneca?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

To my knowledge – no press release or coverage in MSN.

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2023 3:22 pm

H B Bearsays:
April 7, 2023 at 3:13 pm
Ed, you are correct.

An Easter miracle!

Bear, credit where it’s due. It would be churlish of me not to acknowledge it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:23 pm

A surprising number, through good luck or good management go on to make real money. One guy from school whose previous claim to fame was possibly failing his PY more times than anyone is now worth some tens of millions thanks to a takeover offer from some Canadian gold outfit. These stories really undermine the work hard at school view of the world.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 3:24 pm

The Australian Federal Police will be investigated for attempting to pervert the course of justice while looking into the alleged sexual assault of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann.
Uh huh.
Peter Dutton was the Home Affairs Minister at the time, so it looks like they’re going after him, and bugger the casualties.

Hugh
Hugh
April 7, 2023 3:24 pm

RuthM

I wonder if Murray crays are still available, maybe we ate them all.

When I was at Wee Jasper about ten years ago, I saw quite a few Murray crays in the Goodradigbee river.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Ed, you are correct.

Rarest possible phrase that could be written on the Cat.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:28 pm

If they ever shoot Caddyshack 3 in WA I suspect it will be at Cottesloe Golf Club. Has been being dug up longer than Wellington St. But still the best option for a quick 9.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:32 pm

I walked around there during one of the WA Opens. A great experience, no ropes and you could follow the players tee to green. The young guys were playing lines you wouldn’t even think about.

Winston Smith
April 7, 2023 3:32 pm

Black Ball:

The first stage of the AUKUS security pact features at least three boats bought from the US, upgrades to extend the life of the existing Collins Class fleet and eight Adelaide-made nuclear-powered submarines hitting the water from the 2040s.

And in that 15 years, technology and the defence environment will hold still for us to catch up.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 3:32 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
April 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm
… you are the ‘Doubting Tom Arse’ as proved by lots of your many earlier comments.

Probably so but, unlike your good self, my grammar is impeccable.
It is true, when faced with theories about Mr Doppler controlling the weather, or Tickler telling hospitals that he only wants to be transfused with the blood of Nazi super-models or something, I am somewhat sceptical.

Being sceptical is fine. Remaining ignorant is another. And yes, if I was to receive blood I didn’t want it from a jabbed up compliant pin cushion – my family included. As for the Nazi quip, you are no better than a frothy mouthed lefty, who throws that word around much like Billy man boobs Shorten, dickhead Dan and all the others losers.

It speaks volumes about you.

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 3:33 pm

Dotsays:
April 7, 2023 at 1:16 pm
Memories of the last significant recession:

And the Gays knew their place.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 3:34 pm

mole

“President Biden’s choices for how to execute a withdrawal from Afghanistan were severely constrained by conditions created by his predecessor,” the White House summary states

Nice bit of bureaucrat speak, I’ve written some of that in the past.

Translation: “We buggered it up, but the boss is too vindictive to accept such advice.”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 3:34 pm

H B Bear says:
April 7, 2023 at 3:23 pm

A surprising number, through good luck or good management go on to make real money. One guy from school whose previous claim to fame was possibly failing his PY more times than anyone is now worth some tens of millions thanks to a takeover offer from some Canadian gold outfit.

I thought you only got two goes at PY.
Or is that lawyers?
Or maybe it’s a special Perf rule?
In any case, solid knowledge of Corporate Law and Accounting Standards would be something of an encumbrance for a small cap mining entrepreneur.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 3:36 pm

Rarest possible phrase that could be written on the Cat.

Only because Pogria fessed up, rather than following your example [and that of many, many others] and doublin’ down on stupid.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 3:37 pm

So you didn’t specify blood from a Nazi super-model then Tickler?
Sorry, my mistake.
I blame the Doppler radar.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 3:44 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 7, 2023 at 3:36 pm
Rarest possible phrase that could be written on the Cat.

Only because Pogria fessed up, rather than following your example [and that of many, many others] and doublin’ down on stupid.

Grandpa Simpson has the sads.

Tell us, just how did the north win the US Civil War, when their soldiers all refused to fight for the period between the Emancipation Proclamation on 1 January 1863 and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox in April 1865?

Or are you “doublin’ down on stupid”?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 3:46 pm

Sancho – think would fail the units sequentially, just avoiding being thrown out each time but got the story 2nd hand. Another guy did the same through engineering. He was on a Multiplex scholarship because his old man was good mates with John Roberts and well up the hierarchy. He passed eventually and I haven’t seen his name in the papers so presumably nothing collapsed along the way.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2023 3:48 pm

Sancho…

No dog in this fight, but just thought Id disabuse you of the thought the tender, barbed, acid spewing, red hot chode of government wasnt involved

Well, what’s stopping you.
Big opportunity with two million punters fronting up every six weeks.
Gotta be a winner, right.
Get onto it, quick sticks, before someone steals the idea.
Unless, of course, you want to leave it to Lyin’ Big Government.

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-Australia-not-compensate-for-plasma-and-or-blood-donations-and-instead-spend-millions-overseas-to-import-it-Is-there-a-regulation-in-Australia-that-does-not-allow-people-to-be-paid-for-this#:~:text=Can%20you%20make%20extra%20money,products%20is%20illegal%20in%20Australia.
Can you make extra money donating blood and plasma in Australia?
No. Selling blood, plasma or blood products is illegal in Australia.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

following your example .. and doublin’ down on stupid.

Citation required.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 3:52 pm

Being female isn’t an outfit.

Spot on, Calli.

Transsexual “women” are a male homosexual parody of femininity because the male homosexuals trying on the deception have zero experience of their subject.

As well, the sex-change drugs they’re pumping into their bodies fill them with rage so the mass murders and attempted mass murders by transsexuals we’re now seeing in America were totally predictable.

BTW, male homosexual contempt for womanhood is everywhere at the Sydney Mardi Gras every year.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 3:54 pm

According to Daniel Andrews If you oppose “The Voice” or merely even suggest debating the merits of the YES vote you are a racist and bigot.

Why give a sh@t about what this imbecile says?
Why even engage when someone argues at this vulgar level?

That’s right he’s a bumbling, dangerous imbecile and should treated as such.

Another parasitic, communist, gaslighting psychopath.

It’s bizarre why the ALP is so wedded to this stuff.

Remember, only 3/5 Australians actually support the uniparty and 1/6 consistently vote anti-authoritarian now.

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 3:55 pm

Was there a little yellow crescent moon sticker on the inside cover of your file by any chance?
You do know they have secret codes to warn each other, right?

That’s no moon.

It’s a radar dish.

JC
JC
April 7, 2023 3:58 pm

Jacob Rees- Mogg interviews a stupid 21 year old girl peddling Stop Oil Now.

Just listen to the codswallop bullshit she espouses to stop using oil. The level of incoherence is mind blowing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0sM6siFYeg

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 4:02 pm

Good god JC I couldn’t put up with 30 seconds of her incoherent, passive aggressive misinformation.

“Renew balls are 9 times cheaper than oil”

Oh I’m sorry – have the Saudis gotten solar down to the equivalent of 0.44 USD/bbl?

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 4:03 pm

Whoops

22 c / bbl!

shatterzzz
April 7, 2023 4:05 pm

According to Daniel Andrews If you oppose “The Voice” or merely even suggest debating the merits of the YES vote you are a racist and bigot.

It is not their country, the free settlers & convicts built it , nutured it and they should be grateful!
No to the Voice!!!!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 4:07 pm

ur ago
PM pops up despite ‘privacy’ demand
Joanna Panagopoulos
Joanna Panagopoulos

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has started his week-long holiday with a trip to Kincumber Maccas on NSW’s Central Coast.

He posted a picture of his coffee with locals to his Instagram page.

“Morning coffee and a chat with locals at Kincumber Maccas in @reid4robertson country – Happy Easter to all,” he captioned the image.

Mr Albanese had previously asked the media to respect his privacy while he had his first break of the year.

“I’m actually going on leave on Saturday,” he told a press conference on Thursday.

“I have not had any leave this year so I will be on leave for one week. Richard Marles and Penny Wong will be acting during that period, and I look forward to having some time off and … also not holding press conferences and having a bit of a rest.

“I will be in Australia, but I’d ask that my privacy be respected,” he said.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 4:08 pm

Joh, good things come in small packages, that’s you, me, Calli and Tinta who have all announced under 5ft 4 inches. Not uncommon in the past, although girls do these days seem to be getting taller. Re the seat belts, our Audi had adjustments possible at the point of attachment, only a little bit down, but it still helped. To whoever said just sit on a cushion, no need in our car because both front seats are electric height adjustable, which improves things a little when a passenger but not much use when you are the driver, as your feet don’t reach the controls very well then.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2023 4:09 pm

The Australian Federal Police will be investigated for attempting to pervert the course of justice while looking into the alleged sexual assault of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann. ..Uh huh.

Luigi & co have been watching Bragg and sez .. “hold my beer” …..!

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 4:09 pm

No to the Voice!!!!

Even Johnny Farnham can go suck a dick.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:09 pm

Look at meeee! Look at meeeeeeee!

How DARE you look at me!

InstaAlbo

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 4:09 pm

No to the Voice!!!!

Even Johnny Farnham can go fukc himself.

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 4:11 pm

LOL. I thought the previous post got wiped…..

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 4:12 pm

Sancho – think would fail the units sequentially, just avoiding being thrown out each time

Ah, right.
Yes, it got ‘modularised’.
My contemporaries had it all in one year with exams at the end. Two goes then out. The Institute would never disclose the weighting of assignments vs exams, but I think that all changed in the 90’s so you could piecemeal it.

Winston Smith
April 7, 2023 4:13 pm

Crossie:

One Victorian rellie told me he got fined for 3kms over the limit.

I was in the audience for a Court hearing about 50 years ago. The copper speaking to the Magistrate read out the charge – 1 Km/hr over the speed limit.
The magistrate asked for a clarification and it was repeated – 1 Km/hr over the speed limit in a 60Km/hr zone.
“Case dismissed, and tell the booking officer to wake up to himself.”
(I’ve forgotten if it was miles/hr or Kilometers/hr, but what ever it was it was only 1 unit.)

shatterzzz
April 7, 2023 4:14 pm

“Morning coffee and a chat with locals at Kincumber Maccas in @reid4robertson country – Happy Easter to all,” he captioned the image.

Don’t we all update twitter whenever we is on “leave” .. addicted to media publicity they just can’t help themselves ..
if he’s had no “leave” since the election what was the tennis .. a long weekend public holiday? ..

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 4:15 pm

132andBushsays:

April 7, 2023 at 3:55 pm

Was there a little yellow crescent moon sticker on the inside cover of your file by any chance?
You do know they have secret codes to warn each other, right?

That’s no moon.

It’s a radar dish.

OK.
Right.
Well that cat isn’t going back in the genie bottle now, is it?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 4:16 pm

JC
Freud was onto something when he diagnosed female hysteria.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 4:20 pm

Razeysays:

April 7, 2023 at 4:09 pm

No to the Voice!!!!

Even Johnny Farnham can go suck a dick.

The news may not have reached Fukuova Prefecture yet, but John is quite ill in hospital.
He says he doesn’t care how bad it gets, he doesn’t want transfusions from country music fans.

Winston Smith
April 7, 2023 4:26 pm

Dover Beach:

Transgenderists and their allies feel completely free to be violent. Apparently, this sort of violence against women is fine.

Do we know where this happened? Which State? Which gaol?

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:28 pm

Jacob Rees- Mogg interviews a stupid 21 year old girl peddling Stop Oil Now.

I wonder if she knows the source of the hair dye? Or her resin jewellery?

No. Thought not.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:29 pm

He says he doesn’t care how bad it gets, he doesn’t want transfusions from country music fans.

Johnny Farnham is a much-loved pop singer. I hope he gets better.

But he can only dream about the meaning and soul of Nashville and real country music.

Luzu
Luzu
April 7, 2023 4:36 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare –

“Joh, good things come in small packages, that’s you, me, Calli and Tinta who have all announced under 5ft 4 inches.”

This is one time I can gladly say “Me, too!”

5ft 3 inches in my bare feet.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:36 pm

Just had a look at a lot of images of Our Phoebe.

I wonder if she knows about the environmental degradation that happened to make those bright red jeans in the sub continental sweatshop? Or that green blouse, dyed with all sorts of petroleum based dyes and woven on looms run on fossil fuels? Or her metal nose ring, made in a gas fired crucible, the metal having been ripped from Mother Earth’s womb by big diesel diggers?

She wears a lot…and I mean a LOT of plastic too.

Dumb as a bag of Gaia hammers. Responsibly sourced, of course.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:38 pm

I think I love you Luzu (in a non sapphic way, natch).

You are half an inch shorter than me. 😀

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 7, 2023 4:38 pm

Sancho;
Re “Bulls and Bears” post above.

Bloody spell checker got me, the bloke radio spruiking is Matt Birney.

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Freud was onto something when he diagnosed female hysteria.

It was the Greeks, they gave it the name too.

Zipster
April 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Victoria is set to shiver through its coldest Easter in eight decades as a wintry blast brings colder-than-average temperatures, a high chance of rain and even snow over the long weekend.

It’s da warming dat dunnit!!!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 4:39 pm

That’s no moon.

It’s a radar dish.

It is, in fact, the Death Star.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 4:42 pm

Good, good.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 4:42 pm

We had a very clear run down from Albury to Bendigo today, Good Friday. No trucks and almost no other traffic. You leave the highway and travel through the plains of the Goulburn Valley covered in fruit trees around Shepperton, where we picked up a Subway bun for lunch (the only thing open, shades of Covid closedown in Key West, Florida in March 2020). Quite a few aboriginal men loitering around, but no-one else, everything shut as on Christmas Day. Just out of town, a mosque with many middle eastern people leaving it after Friday prayers. After that the paddocks grow larger and become acres and acres of wheat and pastures. Still all flat until the turn towards Bendigo, which is a classic old country city with some interesting architecture. I was interested that placed on the country main roads had crash barriers wherever there were big stands of trees close to the road; a sign somewhere said that they really do save lives. I presume that’s by stopping head-ons into unforgiving trees.

We are staying at the Mercure, a contemporary ‘Art’ hotel, not a bad change from the worked-over renovated country motel we stayed in last night where the large round door handles, left over from the seventies, were wobbly and hard to operate although everything else was renewed. The rooms here are small and very thoughtfully designed, rather Japanese in style, and offer art books for your perusal in bed. Hairy has just departed for the gym, which is another reason we chose to stay here. I might tackle a Mr. Motivator in a minute. I’ll have to put down this white wine down first though.

Just spoken to Mater on the phone. We are meeting with his family for lunch tomorrow, sadly too difficult for some others to come in from out of town tomorrow. But the reservation is flexible, for those who may still attend. Contact Mater first.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 4:42 pm

Bloody spell checker got me, the bloke radio spruiking is Matt Birney.

There’s a name from the dim and distant past.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:43 pm

It was all about wandering uteri, I believe.

Probably had more to do with boredom and frustration brought about by not enough to do. I bet there was not “hysteria” in the slave ranks.

At 21 I was busy paying off my first mortgage and getting used to being married.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 4:45 pm

Fortifying myself for the musical challenge ahead tonight; Rheingold is a pagan theme for Good Friday, but that’s the day they chose, not us. I’m still surprised that it is on tonight though.

JC
JC
April 7, 2023 4:47 pm

Farmer Gez says:
April 7, 2023 at 4:16 pm

JC
Freud was onto something when he diagnosed female hysteria.

Something related to that is what Jordan Peterson spoke about recently. He reckons that mothers who push kids into gender reassignment are very mentally ill and need to be under mental health supervision.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 4:47 pm

Just spoken to Mater on the phone.

Wish him all the best, from me, next time you see him, please LizzieB.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 4:48 pm

132andBushsays:
April 7, 2023 at 3:55 pm

Imagine yourself strapped on that tower in the background where the white rectangle is – the focal point. 34 kw getting zapped into you from a rated 500kw array 1.5 km away. Everyone would watch you get cooked very quickly with the aroma of flesh permeating in air for those standing down wind taking a sniff. A full concentrated burst at 500kw would make your body explode as you bodily fluids vaporize from within.

What they have at their disposal today is scary. Much, much , more powerful. Today, they use multiple arrays and zap the atmosphere with massive amounts of power to produce the desired manipulative effects on the weather.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!

Even now as I type, they are beaming from Hobart- Mt Koonya. Check the BOM National Radar Loop.

X. They are just artifacts! Software glitches or something?

Me: If it makes you feel better, you believe that and sleep well at night.

6/16/2013 — RADAR used to transmit power to distant Rectenna – NASA experiment”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 4:49 pm

Well, what’s stopping you.
Big opportunity with two million punters fronting up every six weeks.
Gotta be a winner, right.
Get onto it, quick sticks, before someone steals the idea.

Shortly…..

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Nazi Pureblood!
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Nazi Pureblood!
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Nazi Pureblood!

Hi, I’m Al Harrington*, President and CEO of Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Nazi Pureblood Emporium and Warehouse!

Thanks to a shipping error I am now currently overstocked on wacky waving inflatable arm flailing Nazi pureblood, and I am passing the savings on to yoooooou! Attract customers to your business, Make a splash at your next presentation, Keep grandma company, Protect your crops. Confuse your neighbors, no more internal copper wiring!

Testify in church, Or just raise the roof! Whatever your wacky waving inflatable arm flailing Nazi pureblood needs are! So come on down to Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Nazi Pureblood Emporium and Warehouse! Hay Street, across the road from 6PR!^

Then…

Selling blood, plasma or blood products is illegal in Australia.

So…

Hi, I’m Al Harrington, President and CEO of Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Nazi Pureblood Emporium and Warehouse!

Thanks to a comprehension error I am now currently going out of business on wacky waving inflatable arm flailing Nazi pureblood, and I am blaming yoooooou!

*Not a doxxing.
^h/t Family Guy.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:51 pm

Just spoken to Mater on the phone. We are meeting with his family for lunch tomorrow…

Mater is a top bloke, Lizzie. I’m sure you will enjoy his company and his family’s company.

In a just world, Mater would have a medal for what the pig state has done to him and his family since 2020.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 4:56 pm

Quite so, Tom. He was very kind to the Beloved and me back in 2020. It would be good to see him back here commenting, but everyone needs a break.

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 4:56 pm

Razeysays:

April 7, 2023 at 4:09 pm

No to the Voice!!!!

Even Johnny Farnham can go suck a dick.

The news may not have reached Fukuova Prefecture yet, but John is quite ill in hospital.
He says he doesn’t care how bad it gets, he doesn’t want transfusions from country music fans.

Only Aboriginal blood is pure enough for Jonny.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 4:56 pm

There’s a name from the dim and distant past.

The Zac Kirkup you have when you’re not having a Zac Kirkup.

cohenite
April 7, 2023 4:57 pm

Jacob Rees- Mogg interviews a stupid 21 year old girl peddling Stop Oil Now.

Just listen to the codswallop bullshit she espouses to stop using oil. The level of incoherence is mind blowing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0sM6siFYeg

FMD head prefect will you refrain from posting links to these purple haired retards. At least the trannies that poor Matt Walsh has to deal with can mount some semblance of perverted logic, but this pasty faced cow is a dribbling idiot. Just think, she votes and her ilk will carry the screech in this shithole.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 4:59 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 7, 2023 at 4:49 pm

Another spakfilla post.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 5:05 pm

Pedro the Loafersays:

April 7, 2023 at 4:38 pm

Sancho;
Re “Bulls and Bears” post above.

Bloody spell checker got me, the bloke radio spruiking is Matt Birney.

Ah, yes, I thought it was ‘Birney’ but I was prepared to concede it might be a weird Perf pronunciation.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 5:06 pm
Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 7, 2023 5:07 pm

Matt Birney is an old Kalgoorlie boy.
Steeped in the gold mining game and has a wide circle of contacts and insiders, an ex leader of the WA Liberals and smart enough to know when to jump off the sinking political ship.

“Bulls an Bears” is a bit reminiscent of the old time snake oil salesmen, but occasionally you can find the odd nugget (pun intended) in the lineup of miners sprucing their patch.

He wears nice suits though, so beware.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2023 5:08 pm

You do know they have secret codes to warn each other, right?

I recall reading a medical blog where a lot of doctors got in trouble once the notation “NFN” was leaked out.

Apparently “Normal for Norfolk” didnt amuse the locals.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 7, 2023 5:10 pm

FMD. “Spruiking” not sprucing.
Idiot spell checker can’t speak Aussie.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 5:12 pm

Steve tricklersays:

April 7, 2023 at 4:48 pm

132andBushsays:
April 7, 2023 at 3:55 pm

Imagine yourself strapped on that tower in the background where the white rectangle is – the focal point. 34 kw getting zapped into you from a rated 500kw array 1.5 km away. Everyone would watch you get cooked very quickly with the aroma of flesh permeating in air for those standing down wind taking a sniff. A full concentrated burst at 500kw would make your body explode as you bodily fluids vaporize from within.

I like to watch.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!

I think the Doppler weather radar only has 13 Z’s.
Lower frequency.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2023 5:14 pm

Ok, this is fruity…
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/07/queensland-police-investigate-whether-disappearance-of-elderly-woman-linked-to-recycling-habits

Queensland police believe an elderly woman who has been missing for 12 days from inner-city Brisbane has died, and are investigating whether her disappearance is linked to her habit of removing recyclable waste from neighbourhood bins.


“Mrs Trotter would often go to wheelie bins out the front of her residence or the neighbouring properties and remove recycling trash from general waste bins and transfer those into the correct bins,” Massingham said.

“We have not ruled out that this activity in some way is linked to her death.”

Police said Trotter was well known in the neighbourhood for ensuring rubbish was put into the correct bins.

“Whether that’s created some angst amongst the tenants, we’re working through that at the moment,” Massingham said.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 5:16 pm

Well, that’s done now. You can do a twelve minute one or a twenty minute one. I just did twenty minutes, and feel better for it. I love his middle-aged female sidekick – Miss Palmer, all togged up in her jazzy gear. She just doggedly gets on with it. This room is very small so the widest dancing space is about one metre by two metres, but that’s plenty for Mr. Motivator’s gyrations. It’s never too late to exercise with dance moves, Cats, so check out his online offerings or that of others.

I’m now going to finish that glass of white wine. We’ll have to have an early dinner tonight.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 5:19 pm

Just think, she votes and her ilk will carry the screech in this shithole.

I’d like to organize tours of certain towns, in each State, on “Pension night” for those who support the “Screech.”

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 5:21 pm

Steve Trickler, you want microwave power transmission? Look up SPS (Solar Power Satellites). The only way to get 24/7 solar power. Use the powersat to generate microwaves which are beamed to rectenna farms on Earth. There has been a LOT of work done on this and right now IIRC a small demo system is flying.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 5:23 pm

“Bulls an Bears” is a bit reminiscent of the old time snake oil salesmen, but occasionally you can find the odd nugget (pun intended) in the lineup of miners (spruiking) their patch.

Yes, they all spout mineral content from bore-holes and all sorts of other stats at a rapid rate.
Intermingled with adverts for The Blind Factory, funeral plans and incontinence products, I can only guess who their target market might be.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 5:24 pm

I recall reading a medical blog where a lot of doctors got in trouble once the notation “NFN” was leaked out.
I read that vets have DSTO (Dog Smarter Than Owner).

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 7, 2023 5:25 pm

Another spakfilla post.

Chill, Steve. For the love of Pete. If you don’t like ’em scroll on by.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 5:28 pm

I recall reading a medical blog where a lot of doctors got in trouble once the notation “NFN” was leaked out.

What about PBNJ?

Winston Smith
April 7, 2023 5:28 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0sM6siFYeg
Notice she doesn’t answer the first question, she just launces into her talking points which are lies.
At which point, I switched off.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 5:29 pm

I recall reading a medical blog where a lot of doctors got in trouble once the notation “NFN” was leaked out.

My pal, a retired triage nurse, had PFO. Apparently widely used on Friday and Saturday nights.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 5:29 pm

calli says:
April 7, 2023 at 4:38 pm
I think I love you Luzu (in a non sapphic way, natch).

You are half an inch shorter than me. ?

Does being 5 foot 5 inches disqualify me from the club?

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 5:31 pm

Not at all, Crossie. I always need someone to look up to. Keeps me humble. 😀

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 7, 2023 5:32 pm

Steve Trickler, you want microwave power transmission? Look up SPS (Solar Power Satellites). The only way to get 24/7 solar power. Use the powersat to generate microwaves which are beamed to rectenna farms on Earth. There has been a LOT of work done on this and right now IIRC a small demo system is flying.

Makes me think of a story an ex RAAF guy told me involving microwaves and radar systems.

Apparently they rigged up some new system in front of all the top brass and weren’t sure if it was working or not.

At which point, a nearby pigeon flew into the path of the microwave embitter and immediately fell out of the sky.

They were told that they couldn’t use a pigeon as proof of operation every time they used the equipment.

I wonder how much damage microwave transmission would do to bird populations on a large scale…
Also, aircraft flight paths would have to be remapped.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 5:34 pm

My pal, a retired triage nurse, had PFO. Apparently widely used on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mate of mine is an ex – ambo. He confirms that one!

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2023 5:44 pm

Calli, Crossie,
Five Foot Five and a half.

Hy Crossie,
I noticed in earlier comments that you are a St Marys/Penrith Westie.
If I had known a couple of years ago, I would have said let’s have lunch!
I was a Camdenite for twenty years. Moved a year ago this month.
I used to know Penrith, St Marys, Doonside, Blactown, Plumpton and the surrounds pretty well in the late seventies. Did you know Plumpton at all? Ever drink at the Pigshit Inn?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 5:44 pm

Real Dealsays:
April 7, 2023 at 5:25 pm

I Agree.

Time for the daily 5 km walk.

JMH
JMH
April 7, 2023 5:44 pm

Wishing Mater well.
I think that sentiment may go for a lot of us here.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 5:46 pm

Brendan O’Neill – on Misogyny in Drag

Imagine if a male Liberal politician said to a feminist activist: “Stay in the kitchen, darling.”

Imagine if he said uppity women who take to the streets to fight for their rights would be better off at home, looking after the kids or darning socks.

There would be uproar, right?

The Nine Newspapers press would overflow with think pieces on misogyny. ABC bigwigs would furiously commission discussions about old white men’s fear of liberated women.

And rightly so. The vast majority of us believe in sexual equality. People don’t take kindly to women being demeaned as the lesser sex.

And yet, something very similar to this scenario took place on Australian TV this week and the right-on barely batted an eyelid.
It wasn’t an old white bloke who said it, though – it was a hip non-­binary activist in a skirt and heels.

His name is Deni Todorovic. He was on Q+A. And in a clash with the Libera
l Victorian party president Greg Mirabella over Moira Deeming, he said something that I believe was deeply ­misogynistic.
Deni Todorovic appeared on ABC’s Q&A on Monday night. Picture: ABC

Deeming, of course, has been suspended from the Victorian Liberal party for the supposed crime of attending Kellie-Jay Keen’s Let Women Speak gathering in ­Melbourne.

That’s the one at which oafish far-right idiots turned up, uninvited.

Todorovic said Deeming “got off way too easily”. She should have been expelled, he said. Yes, we can’t have women exercising their right to express themselves in public.

Then he said something genuinely repugnant. He slammed Deeming’s “audacity” in attending the event and said: “Stay in bed and watch Rage, doll. Like seriously, stay at home.”

Read that again. *Stay at home, doll.* What decade is this?

Doll? Who does he think he is speaking about? Deeming is a woman, an established politician and a mother of four. She’s no one’s doll. She’s not some second-class creature who can be instructed by a man to stay home and watch late-night music videos on TV.

Just imagine the storm if Peter Dutton had been on Q+A and had said about someone like Van Badham, “Stop going on about politics, darling. Just stay in bed.”

There would be a national meltdown. So why is it okay for Todorovic to speak so degradingly about Deeming?

Is it because she’s a Liberal, and the woke don’t care about women like that? Or is it because Todorovic calls himself “non-binary” and wears women’s clothing?

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe misogyny is always wrong, whether it’s coming from an old fella in a stiff suit or a young activist in blue eye shadow.

Victotial Liberal PM Moira Deeming leaves a meeting to vote on leader John Pesutto’s bid to expel her. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Luis Ascui

No one comes out well from this disturbing incident. Todorovic certainly doesn’t. The audience doesn’t – they laughed at his suggestion that the Deeming doll should stay in bed.

The presenter, Stan Grant, doesn’t. He failed to challenge Todorovic on his use of the word “doll”. Does Grant think it’s ­acceptable to call women dolls? Does the ABC?

And the Liberals don’t look good, either. Why didn’t Mirabella push back harder against the insulting of one of his colleagues? The Victorian Liberals’ suspension of Deeming was shameful. It was a yellow-bellied capitulation to the woke mob.

Deeming had no idea those fascist loons would opportunistically try to attach themselves to the Let Women Speak event. She merely wanted to express her perfectly legitimate view that women are real and women’s rights matter.

To punish Deeming for what a bunch of Sieg Heiling men did is cowardly, intolerant and sexist. If the Liberals won’t defend freedom for one of their own women, how can we expect them to defend it for anyone else?

Let’s be clear about what is happening here: a woman with a principled and personal interest in preserving women-only spaces has been monstered in the most horrible way.

Deeming has spoken about being sexually abused as a child and sexually assaulted in adulthood. This is why she is passionate about women’s rights and privacy.

It is extraordinary that such a woman has been witch-hunted and shamed. That she is mocked as a “doll”. That she is told to stay home. That woke audience members at the ABC cackle as she is ­disparaged.

Never let the right-on pose as a friend of women again. For we now know that if a woman expresses a view they disapprove of, they will throw her to the wolves. Bye, doll.

Sexism has had a makeover. We might call it misogyny in drag. Intolerance of women’s voices no longer comes from dinosaur blokes who are nostalgic for the 1950s but from youthful activists who worship at the altar of gender fluidity.

Their post-science, post-truth belief that anyone can be a woman – even a man – has led them to view womanhood as a frivolous, flimsy thing, and to view any woman who stands up for biological truth as a bigot.

I was brought up to respect women, to treat them as my equals, and to expect that they will enjoy every right I enjoy. I don’t want to see such equality overturned, whether by sexist throwbacks who think sheilas should stay in the kitchen or postmodern activists who think they should stay in bed.

Yes. His sort of ‘woman’ doesn’t have to stay at home in bed, but she does.

His sort of ‘woman’ is a frivolous, flimsy bearded thing in a sparkly jumper and a lace skirt.
His sort of ‘woman’ has a dick and balls and gets off on donning women’s clothes.
His sort of ‘woman’ is no sort of woman that I recognise, and I guess many real men wouldn’t want to own him either.

What a tosser and poseur. Real women who give support to this loon will soon come to regret it.
He’s making something serious into a fantasy play for his own benefit, not for theirs, that’s for sure.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 7, 2023 5:48 pm

According to Daniel Andrews If you oppose “The Voice” or merely even suggest debating the merits of the YES vote you are a racist and bigot.

There is a certain irony that opposition to race-based preference in the Constitution is being shouted down because racism.

Professor Langton explains:

“This is the Australia we live in; it is racist. So this could be the political making of a whole lot of people who want to help us get this over the line and create a permanent system of empowerment for Indigenous people,” Langton said.
[…]

“We have to have a constitutionally enshrined voice that empowers our people, regionally and nationally, to make bureaucrats accountable, and respond to representations on all policy matters and legislative matters that affect us.

A deep reach into executive government. Nationally unifying and not at all racially directed.

Team Dutton needs to use similarly direct language to explain the No case.

Winston Smith
April 7, 2023 5:49 pm

Eyrie:

Steve Trickler, you want microwave power transmission? Look up SPS (Solar Power Satellites). The only way to get 24/7 solar power. Use the powersat to generate microwaves which are beamed to rectenna farms on Earth. There has been a LOT of work done on this and right now IIRC a small demo system is flying.

It was all the rage in the ’80s and was thought of as one way to raise capital to buil O’Nell Colonies in orbit.
But put the concept of beaming “Microwaves to Earthbound antenna.” Just a whisper would set the greenies into fits. “How to Cook the Planet.” imagine the headlines.

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 7, 2023 5:51 pm

Time for the daily 5 km walk.

I would too, but it’s raining.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 5:53 pm

The presenter, Stan Grant, doesn’t. He failed to challenge Todorovic on his use of the word “doll”. Does Grant think it’s ­acceptable to call women dolls? Does the ABC?

Of course he does. And so do they.

Try calling Grant “blackfella” and telling him to shut up. The explosion would be seen from Pluto.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 5:56 pm

King Charles supports study of royal family’s slavery links

By Jack Blackburn and Valentine Low
The Times
12:56PM April 7, 2023
17 Comments

Oxbridge colleges, the Bank of England, the National Trust – the list of British institutions reconsidering their links to slavery is lengthy, but it has just acquired its biggest possible member in the form of the Crown.

The decision by King Charles to support research into the royals and slavery has set a precedent that could create a deluge of historical inquiries into the royal past. It is causing concern as to what the consequences may be, but a leading imperial historian has said that today’s royals had “no need to feel worried” about such investigations.

Historic Royal Palaces is assisting Camilla de Koning, a Dutch academic, with her PhD thesis on the role of the Royal African Company, the slavery monopoly which was established by two British kings.

However, having started with slavery, the royals will find other areas where their past may be examined unfavourably. For instance, there has been controversy this year over their ownership of the Koh-i-noor diamond, which India and other countries lay claim to. This is just one of many potential issues over “extracted wealth” from former dominions.

As such the King’s decision will seem courageous to many. There are worries as to how the palace can respond to this research, and whether its findings will amplify calls for reparations.

However, Alex von Tunzelmann, a historian of empire nominated for the Wolfson History Prize, said the King’s decision was welcome and the palace should feel little cause for disquiet.

“No one today thinks the present royal family were personally responsible for slavery,” she said. “But something they can take responsibility for is how they address and deal with that history today. That’s why I think this is a positive move.”

Von Tunzelmann has welcomed the openness the King has shown in allowing access to the Royal Collection and Archives. “If it opens the floodgates, good!” she said. “We live in a democratic constitutional monarchy, not a dictatorship, and no part of history should be off limits for research and discussion.”

De Koning’s PhD is entitled “Royal Enterprise: Reconsidering the Crown’s Engagement in Britain’s Emerging Empire, 1660-1775.” Her experience, while at the University of Leiden, includes research into the Dutch involvement in the slave trade. The Palace said: “This will, of course, be very relevant to researching the period 1689-1702, the reign of William III, the Dutch Stadtholder, and Queen Mary II.”

De Koning said: “I hope to find more information on how the royals thought and spoke about the slave trade and wider imperial economies they were involved in.” She added: “The role of the state has long been a focus of historians, but the agency of individual monarchs in shaping imperial development, and their understanding of and engagement in imperial activity, has received much less attention.

“Doing this research is important as gaining more knowledge on this subject allows us to put the monarchy back in imperial history: they were not just signing decrees and stamping warrants without knowing what was happening.

“Showing the involvement of the monarchy with the colonial empire portrays the goals and ambition that members of the royal family had for the British Empire, and how they were able to influence this trajectory.”

There will be more to discuss beyond the limit of her PhD. By 1775, the East India Company was yet to reach the zenith of its powers in India and in the 19th century Queen Victoria was to gain much from the subsequent Raj.

Investigations on that subject would be very delicate indeed. The Indian government is alert on post-imperial matters, and royal-sanctioned research into the subject is likely to cause a diplomatic nightmare.

For now, there is nothing to do but wait and see what happens with this first bit of royal reappraisal. De Koning said she hoped to trace how the monarchy invested in the slave trade, from the establishment of the Royal African Company by Charles II and his brother the Duke of York – later James II – in 1660, as well as “their engagement in imperial development in other ways”.

De Koning has two supervisors – Edmond Smith, a senior lecturer at Manchester, and Charles Farris, public historian for the history of the monarchy at Historic Royal Palaces.

The research project emerged after The Guardian reported that an archive document discovered by the historian Brooke Newman showed that in 1689 William III had been given pounds 1,000 of shares in the Royal African Company. The document was signed by Edward Colston, the slave trader whose history became widely known after protesters pulled down and threw his statue into Bristol harbour during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.

cohenite
April 7, 2023 6:03 pm

Steve Trickler, you want microwave power transmission? Look up SPS (Solar Power Satellites). The only way to get 24/7 solar power. Use the powersat to generate microwaves which are beamed to rectenna farms on Earth. There has been a LOT of work done on this and right now IIRC a small demo system is flying.

Won’t work. Cost of getting the stupid things into geostationary; you can’t use solar or wind to do that. Plus the things wear out very quickly; the photovoltaic process kills the cells gradually on Earth. Under 24 hour solar unmitigated by an atmosphere the things deteriorate very quickly; plus the conversion equipment to change the energy into microwaves is very expensive and also wears out fast.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 6:06 pm

We have to have a constitutionally enshrined voice that empowers our people, regionally and nationally, to make bureaucrats accountable, and respond to representations on all policy matters and legislative matters that affect us.

The bureaucrats should be held accountable in front of Estimates Committees, though they seem to have less fear of defying those committees than 25 years ago. Does she want the Constitutional right to question bureaucrats at Estimates Committees?

Representations on brad policy matters can be made to her local MP, or directly to the responsible minister.

What she wants is a private link to the corridors of power, not available to other Australians, that link being based on race and a specific ethnicity.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 6:08 pm

“And the Liberals don’t look good, either. Why didn’t Mirabella push back harder against the insulting of one of his colleagues? The Victorian Liberals’ suspension of Deeming was shameful. It was a yellow-bellied capitulation to the woke mob.”

Brendan O’Neill, as always, nails it. A perfect description of the Liberal Party in 2023.

Further to useless, spineless, craven, cowardly, capitulating Liberals, where are the stupid f*cking Liberals on this. Sleazy sat with a “controversial Islamic sheik who called AIDS a divine punishment for homosexuality and preached against Jews ‘inciting hatred’ while having special legal protections. Mr Albanese tweeted an image of himself at a table with a smiling Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman on Wednesday evening and said it was an ‘honour’ to attend the ritual fast-breaking Iftar dinner with him. Sheikh Shady is president of the Australian National Imams Council president, which advises governments on key Islamic issues, but he has been embroiled in a number of controversies including being briefly banned from travelling to New Zealand following the Christchurch massacre.”

Ahhhh yes, I suppose some Jew hatred is quite kosher, pardon the pun. Must be because those Jew haters have “legitimate grievances“. But why not call out Sleazy, especially since two weeks ago Labor and the Greens were screaming, shouting and screeching Nazis, Nazis, Nazis and implying conservatives are “Nazis”. I ask, where are the Liberals on this? No where of course.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 6:10 pm

“Just spoken to Mater on the phone.”

Lizzie, please pass on my regards to Mater, and tell him we miss him here, very much.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 6:12 pm

Sleazy is now at the Easter Show.

Someone who’s having leave and his privacy should be respected.

Albo Kardashian, with a touch of Prince Harry.

Luzu
Luzu
April 7, 2023 6:15 pm

Dear Calli,

Thank you for your kind and loving words. And I must say I have long admired your wit and grace (also in a non-sapphic way, of course.)

You might feel differently when I announce that although half an inch shorter than your dear self, I do have a little bit of a penchant for 3 inch stiletto heels. They go so nicely with my collection of dresses.

Have I joined the club only to now be cast out?

On a serious note, we are seeing the rise of misogyny in our culture. Not the stupid, political point-scoring rubbish practised by the likes of Gillard and the rest. But the real “we despise and disrespect you and if you get out of line, we will bash you. We will use our superior strength to make sure you shut up.” While those who practise this violence declare themselves victims.

It is really f**ked up beyond belief.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 6:17 pm

I used to know Penrith, St Marys, Doonside, Blactown, Plumpton and the surrounds pretty well in the late seventies. Did you know Plumpton at all? Ever drink at the Pigshit Inn?

Sorry Pogria, I haven’t been to Plumpton Inn. I’m on the south side of M4 and gravitate more to Penrith.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 6:17 pm

I know it’s the ABC, but…

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-06/inland-rail-review-finds-cost-blowout-31-billion-artc-board/102186114

The cost of delivering the 1,700-kilometre Inland Rail project in the eastern states has blown out to $31.4 billion, according to a damning new report, which warns the price tag may climb even higher because it is still unclear where the line “will start or finish”.

“Two years ago the estimate was $16.4 billion, and now it is about $31 billion.”

———-

There was a really good economist here and on the Sinc Cat who predicted a colossal blowout and long delays with the NBN.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 6:21 pm

Dotsays:

April 7, 2023 at 6:17 pm

I know it’s the ABC, but…

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-06/inland-rail-review-finds-cost-blowout-31-billion-artc-board/102186114

Brought to you by Bananaby and the Agrarian Socialists.

Delta A
Delta A
April 7, 2023 6:22 pm

Joh, good things come in small packages, that’s you, me, Calli and Tinta who have all announced under 5ft 4 inches.

At 5ft 10 inches*, I’m going to have to find a tall Cats’ group. Even so, the seatbelt still tries to strangle me, so it’s not simply a height issue.

*That’s on the rare occasion when I’m standing. In the chair, I can join the dainty Kittehs, too. Silver linings and all… 🙂

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 6:22 pm

It was all the rage in the ’80s and was thought of as one way to raise capital to build O’Neill Colonies in orbit.

Sigh. I dearly loved the whole idea. Moon miners, lunar electromagnetic catapults to deliver lunar materials into High Earth orbit, the Powerline Constellation in the midnight sky.
The Lightship from Minus Ten and Counting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFufOGZBwFM
The tune is “Rolling Down to old Maui”.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 6:27 pm

have to have a constitutionally enshrined voice that empowers our people, regionally and nationally, to make bureaucrats accountable, and respond to representations on all policy matters and legislative matters that affect us.

Respond to representations? I think they mean respond to demands. A representation is something that can be considered and rejected, what they have in mind are orders or they will sue which we will also have to pay.

P
P
April 7, 2023 6:28 pm

Feeding the Masses: How Sydney eats at Easter time

Hundreds of kilograms of sweets, 40 tonnes of prawns, countless whole lambs, sausages, pork bellies—meet the Sydneysiders who make Easter special from the moment the Mass has ended.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 6:29 pm

Won’t work. Cost of getting the stupid things into geostationary; you can’t use solar or wind to do that.
Elon’s crew is about to launch Super Heavy/ Starship for the first time. Game changer.
Solar panels seem to work fine on Comsats for years and years. There are some nice concepts with an large array of small solar panels and a phased array microwave antenna integrated into the back of each of them.
The O’Neill concept was to build them from lunar materials and move the materials to high Earth orbit using electromagnetic catapults on the Moon. Lots cheaper that way.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 6:30 pm

Been ruminating (again) on the legendary Theodore Dalrymple quote about passively accepting blatant absurdities.

Here it is in all its glory:

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

Remind anyone of anything?

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 6:31 pm

““we despise and disrespect you and if you get out of line, we will bash you. We will use our superior strength to make sure you shut up.” “

Albert Park, Auckland, 22 March 2023. On that day we saw the scab ripped off the rotting sore that is progressive and transgender misogyny.

By the way, it’s interesting that Kellie-Jay Keen says that when her plane arrived in Dubai after leaving NZ, she felt safer in Dubai than in NZ. Says it all.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2023 6:31 pm

Only Aboriginal blood is pure enough for Jonny.

The medicinal and industrial applications are legion. I wonder how many 1/16 bloods will volunteer their flaccid white arms for harvesting to save the species?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 6:32 pm

And yet agrarian socialists don’t vote for socialists.
A dichotomy of terminology.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 6:32 pm

We will use our superior strength to make sure you shut up.

You got mansplained.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 6:36 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

April 7, 2023 at 6:32 pm

And yet agrarian socialists don’t vote for socialists.
A dichotomy of terminology.

Except they do.
Despite running a PR image of being all for fiercely independent free enterprise, the Country/National Party never saw a juicy subsidy they didn’t like.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2023 6:37 pm

Hundreds of kilograms of sweets, 40 tonnes of prawns, countless whole lambs, sausages, pork bellies—meet the Sydneysiders who make Easter special from the moment the Mass has ended

God bless them – after all he ordained that such plenty should be within their reach if they at least made the effort.

My only quibble is that it should be more!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2023 6:38 pm

Blockquote fail.

Hundreds of kilograms of sweets, 40 tonnes of prawns, countless whole lambs, sausages, pork bellies—meet the Sydneysiders who make Easter special from the moment the Mass has ended

God bless them – after all he ordained that such plenty should be within their reach if they at least made the effort.

My only quibble is that it should be more!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 6:39 pm

Blandlording.
Not a word I am familiar with, but I quite like it.
Blandlording and nearology.
That is two in one day.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 6:42 pm

Luzu! *blush*

I soooo envy ladies who can wear high heels. I used to totter around on them but no more. The more comfy the better for me these days.

And no, there is no “club”, if there was I wouldn’t be in it. But I’m happy to be amongst the disapprovers of rank stupidity.

Membership open. BYO hat…and a plate.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 6:44 pm

Oink oink. On ‘is hind trotters, yet no one is able to discern the difference*.

As far as I’m concerned, politicians busted for hypocrisy should be subject to the death penalty.

HOP Time™.

🙂

*See Animal Farm

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 6:46 pm

I soooo envy ladies who can wear high heels.

The calves on a ladeeeee wearing heels can be an aesthetic delight.

Rabz will get this.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 6:49 pm

Not a word I am familiar with

A very bland landlord.

See my comment about hypocrisy above, Pancho.

I ceased being a collectivist the morning I finally woke* up and realised that being an unrepentant hypocrite was not a good look. About five years after 9/11. Extracting all that poison was a difficult process.

*Sacré bleu! 😕

cohenite
April 7, 2023 6:51 pm

Solar panels seem to work fine on Comsats for years and years. There are some nice concepts with an large array of small solar panels and a phased array microwave antenna integrated into the back of each of them.

A good site for all things space solar:

https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2020/02/space-based-solar-power

Rabz
April 7, 2023 6:57 pm

The calves on a ladeeeee wearing heels can be an aesthetic delight

They elevate, stretch and define the calf muscle, KD, funnily enough.

If it’s any consolation, Cats, I’m not about to don a pair any time soon.

The only time I like my female companions to be donned in them is when they are not clad in anything else.

If that makes me an ‘orrible sexist, then so be it. 🙂

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 7:00 pm

From your link, cohenite:
Currently, the cost of launching in space is estimated to be £7,716 per kilogram
I think it is down to around US$2500 per kilogram using Falcon 9. Elon hopes to get this down to US$100 with Starship. As I said, game changer.
https://caseyhandmer.wordpress.com/2021/10/28/starship-is-still-not-understood/

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:01 pm

There were more witnesses of Muhammad riding up into heaven on the back of a horse.

Name a few of them.

Mohammed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 7:01 pm

Flying Officer Arthur Joplin obituary
Humble New Zealander who bombed the battleship Tirpitz and was the last surviving wartime pilot from the legendary 617 Squadron
Friday April 07 2023, 12.01am, The Times
New Zealand

While Flying Officer Arthur Joplin struggled to find an airfield in the fog-bound Lincolnshire countryside in the early hours of December 22, 1944, the crew of his Avro Lancaster bomber waited anxiously. They knew they faced fresh perils at the end of a mission that had already lasted ten hours.

With the aircraft low on fuel, Joplin was running out of time as the ground rose up beneath them. A few minutes later, the port wing brushed a hill near Market Rasen and Joplin lost control.

The young pilot was trapped in his seat as the aircraft crashed and he was saved only by the actions of his navigator, Flight Sergeant Basil Fish, who pulled him from the burning wreckage. Fish later recalled that he could hear the sounds of bones breaking as he manoeuvred Joplin out of his seat.

Two other members of the crew perished. One of them was a bomb aimer who had volunteered to stand in for a member of Joplin’s crew who was sick. He had known Joplin for some time. The mission would have completed his tour of operations and been his last trip.

Years later, Joplin, a New Zealander affectionately known as “Joppy” by his wartime friends, told an interviewer: “It was bad. It’s one of those things that you just can’t get away from. It’s with you for the rest of your life . . . it’s always with me.”

Joplin, who was then 21, had taken off with other Lancasters from 617 Squadron — the famed “Dam Busters” — from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire the previous afternoon. His aircraft had been one of 207 bombers that attacked the synthetic-oil refinery at Politz, near Stettin, which was then in eastern Germany but is today part of Poland. The plant was badly damaged. Three Lancasters were shot down during the raid. Five more crashed in England.

At their pre-flight briefing, the crews had been told that the weather would deteriorate in Lincolnshire, with heavy fog expected, and they should return to bases in Scotland. After attacking the target, Joplin set course for their diversionary base, but was then ordered to return to Woodhall Spa.

As they crossed the English coast, it became apparent that Lincolnshire was still shrouded in fog. Joplin headed for an airfield at Ludford Magna, which was equipped with Fido, which stood for Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation. When Joplin asked for permission to land, there was apparently no reply.

The entry for Joplin’s crew in 617 Squadron’s Operations Record Book reads: “Aircraft crashed on return at approx 02.45 hours near Market Rasen. Sortie completed.”

MatrixTransform
April 7, 2023 7:04 pm

Team Dutton needs to use similarly direct language to explain the No case

Hmmm … can’t be done without using the term ‘retard’

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 7:06 pm

The only time I like my female companions to be donned in them is when they are not clad in anything else.

Stockings?

MatrixTransform
April 7, 2023 7:07 pm

Won’t work

beaming concentrated power to a magic-spot from space through atmosphere?

yeah nah

what you need is a really long wave-guide

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 7:10 pm

Just spoken to Mater on the phone. We are meeting with his family for lunch tomorrow, sadly too difficult for some others to come in from out of town tomorrow. But the reservation is flexible, for those who may still attend. Contact Mater first.

Lizzie,
Whatever you do follow my (or Mrs Maters) recommendations for a place to eat. Not Mater.
Otherwise you’re liable to end up at the Kangaroo Flat Maccas!

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 7:11 pm

Hundreds of kilograms of sweets, 40 tonnes of prawns, countless whole lambs, sausages, pork bellies

Brunch at Monty’s then.

Vicki
Vicki
April 7, 2023 7:12 pm

Joh, good things come in small packages, that’s you, me, Calli and Tinta who have all announced under 5ft 4 inches.

At roughly 5’4’’ (at least I was – probably have shrunk since then) – I don’t think of myself as “small”.

As for the high heels – I once had a beautiful pair of red patent leather very, very high heels – which I successfully walked around in. I simply cannot imagine how on earth I did that, since I now totter on quite modest heels.

Ah youth! Anything was possible.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 7:24 pm

Cats, I’ve been listening to a lot of Gil Scott-Heron of late and bizarrely, he’s more relevant than ever.

A self styled black American revolutionary now long deceased who composed some of the most awesome tunes in human history, as well as first coining the term “Hollyweird”, for which that alone, he should never be forgotten.

Although it doesn’t get much better than predicting the existence of the “Henry Kissinger Peace Academy”, some of whose “fellows” regularly appear on Sky of an evening – usually on Blot.

A short discography is below:
The Revolution will not be televised
Winter in America
B Movie
Re- Ron
Space Shuttle

That’s how upside down and hurtling out of control this planet is currently. 😕

Rabz
April 7, 2023 7:29 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 7:29 pm

Bruce Lehrmann lawyer asked cops to investigate Brittany Higgins over ‘falsified evidence’

EXCLUSIVE
By JANET ALBRECHTSEN
Columnist
and STEPHEN RICE
NSW Editor
7:06PM April 7, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann’s lawyer wrote to police during his rape trial last year seeking that Brittany Higgins be investigated over matters arising from the trial, including allegations that she falsified and destroyed evidence, fabricated a photo of a bruise on her leg and publicly called into question the evidence of a witness while the trial was still under way.

The letter, from barrister ­Steven Whybrow to the Australian Federal Police, requests that if an investigation indicates Ms Higgins committed any offences, “any decision whether to prosecute NOT be undertaken by the DPP Shane Drumgold SC or any other member of his office who had any involvement in his prosecution”.

In the letter, sent on October 24, three days before the trial was aborted due to juror misconduct, Mr Whybrow referred to “a substantial body of evidence” relating to the ACT Criminal Code, the Listening Devices Act and the Statutory Declarations Act.

My Whybrow said the evidence, including Ms Higgins’ own sworn evidence, suggested that she had deleted and/or concealed communications with people likely to be relevant witnesses in the case including former cabinet minister Linda Reynolds and her then chief of staff Fiona Brown, and several others, “with the ­intention of influencing the outcome of a legal proceeding”.

The lawyer said Ms Higgins had asserted in a statutory declaration that a photo she provided to The Project TV show in February 2021 was of a bruise taken by her in April 2019 and caused by Bruce Lehrmann on March 22-23, 2019.

However, the evidence suggested Ms Higgins had fabricated the photo “with the intention of influencing a decision to commence a legal proceeding or influencing the outcome of a legal proceeding”, he alleged

Vicki
Vicki
April 7, 2023 7:30 pm

I just hope the power doesn’t go. My Generator has been connected to the LPG, waiting for the sparky to connect it to the Power. No local sparkies here. If it’s an emergency, they’ll be there in a fortnight. All other jobs, six to eight weeks.

We are in Sydney for Easter & have just seen a message from AGL that our power is out on the farm. As I have explained before, we have a 10kw solar system – but are still connected to the grid & have power outages when the grid goes down – day or night.

When this last happened a month or so ago our new bore pump setup did not start up again when power resumed, & the camera set up to monitor the bore pressure was out of battery! Thank goodness we returned in time, as the trough in the paddock our cows were in was dry when we returned.

We have since restored the old mechanical pressure switch which should not be affected by the power cut off which affects the new digital switch which is designed to detect burst pipes.

All of this makes us even more determined to either get a special switch to disconnect from the grid from time to time – or to just completely disconnect.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 7:34 pm

Rabzsays:
April 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Been ruminating (again) on the legendary Theodore Dalrymple quote about passively accepting blatant absurdities.

Here it is in all its glory:

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

Remind anyone of anything?

“Their” ABC?

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 7:37 pm

DrBeauGansays:
April 7, 2023 at 7:01 pm
There were more witnesses of Muhammad riding up into heaven on the back of a horse.

Name a few of them.

Mohammed.

A “few” used to be defined as between 3 and 11. Keep going.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 7:39 pm

Spongebob – trannees

Rabz
April 7, 2023 7:41 pm

Yes, I will go full eddles when commenters disrespect my infallible genius, I tells ya! 😕

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 7:43 pm

Rabz

So many options these days, so hard to decide, so I went with your favourite broadcast network.

Close it down, etc.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 7:44 pm

PS, where Richard Cranium is involved, my preferred title is now Cletus the Illustrious.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
April 7, 2023 7:47 pm

Muhammad and his brother Muhammed and his other brother Mohammed and his cousin Mohamed and his brother Mohumed and…

will
will
April 7, 2023 7:50 pm

Kangaroo Flat Maccas

you have something against the Kangaroo Flat Maccas? wot have they ever done to you?

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:55 pm

Cletus the Illustrious.

Bother. I read that as Cletus the Industrious and gave it an uptick.

Dilettante. I’m tempted to take it back.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:58 pm

wot have they ever done to you?

Filet O’ Fish.

An abomination from the very depths of hell. And that does not include the “Tartare” sauce.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 7, 2023 7:58 pm

A “few” used to be defined as between 3 and 11. Keep going.

Heh.

Even among a phalanx of fools, you’re still the standout, cletus.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 7:59 pm

For good ol’ Joh:

It is the evening of the day

At the age of 37

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 8:01 pm

Steve trickler,

Imagine yourself strapped on that tower in the background where the white rectangle is – the focal point. 34 kw getting zapped into you from a rated 500kw array 1.5 km away. Everyone would watch you get cooked very quickly with the aroma of flesh permeating in air for those standing down wind taking a sniff. A full concentrated burst at 500kw would make your body explode as you bodily fluids vaporize from within.

I’m a little bamboozled.
Which tower am I imagining myself strapped to?
What are the particulars of said 1.5km distant, 500kw array? (It sounds very scary)
At least it’s good to know I’d have an audience.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 8:02 pm

Benjamin in Venezuela.

———–

Bald and Bankrupt:

6 Apr 2023 CARACAS
?? Venezuela, the name conjures images of a country synonymous with economic collapse and violence. But is that reputation deserved or is there another side to the country that the media don’t show? Well, despite being nervous for my safety and that of my camera, I flew into Caracas on my own to investigate. Oh, and whilst there of course I had to visit the infamous Petare barrio, known as Venezuela’s most dangerous hood. Would I survive? Join me and find out. Vamos a Caracas chamos!

Solo In Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Barrio ??

Rabz
April 7, 2023 8:04 pm
Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 7, 2023 8:05 pm

Steve Trickler referenced this High Wire episode below. It covers Australia but in particular WA and an analysis by independent journalist Rebekah Barnett who uses Twitter handle Dystopian Down Under and on substack Umbrella News. She looked into adverse vaccine events in WA relative the vax mandates and when Covid cases actually hit WA. She is doing what the mainstream media has failed to do.

Australia highlighted @32:46 in the Jaxen report which starts @23:26.

The High Wire with Del Bigtree:

Jefferey Jaxen Reports on Western Australia, a place among the worst places on earth for draconian COVID vaccine mandates, who are now suffering meteoric adverse events and excess death. Coincidence?

Episode 314: WHEN TWO UNIVERSES COLLIDE

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 8:06 pm

Watching Stargate for the gazillionth time – one of my favourite movies.

And it reminded me of a song.

I bet Wolfman gets the connection.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 8:10 pm

Hey, Miss Personage – just a little is enuff … 🙂

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2023 8:11 pm

Kangaroo Flat. LOL haven’t been there in years, last time I was there I had a decent sesh with a mate in the pub watching the footy. Would have been around 2004. Family I have there live on the other side of Bendigo.

As an undergrad in the early ’90’s K Flat was very working class and housing commission, I used to do delivery driving down there. Remember doing a delivery to a house across from the rail line, a big bloke with a goatee answered the door. Took one look at me and yelled down the hallway “hay fatso your pizza is here.”

Charming place but better than Long Gully anyway.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 8:11 pm

Oh my.

Scanning my way through various telly-o-vision shows in between reading some other stuff, and stumbled upon an advertisement featuring Adam Goodes – prominent whinger, finger-pointer at teenage girls and general proponent of first-grade sookage.

The ad was for Cadbury Chocolate, who are apparently promoting a ‘leadership’ brand of chocky.

Mr Goodes, if any further demonstration of his insipidity were required, is sporting a man bun.

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 8:16 pm

you have something against the Kangaroo Flat Maccas? wot have they ever done to you?

Ok, Ok.

The coffee wasn’t bad four years ago.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 8:19 pm

Adam Goodes – prominent whinger, finger-pointer at teenage girls and general proponent of first-grade sookage.

Careful, he’ll probably be part of any voice to Parliament.

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 8:21 pm

Charming place but better than Long Gully anyway.

Thankfully I grew up in a better section of it (The Flat)

Bong Gully is another planet altogether.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 8:26 pm

A very bland landlord.

The best sort. Apparently the guy who owned the apartment in rented in Melbournibad did the whole development and still had 20 of them. I could see why he was left with this one – the “view” was basically the blank concrete wall of the adjoining place at 90 degrees. Not that I cared – it was essentially a place to sleep. It became an issue when he tried to sell the place after getting a cancer diagnosis.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:29 pm

callisays:
April 7, 2023 at 7:55 pm
Cletus the Illustrious.

Bother. I read that as Cletus the Industrious and gave it an uptick.

Dilettante. I’m tempted to take it back.

Too late, the Precccciousssss issss miiiine!

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 8:30 pm

Last week, Pauline Hanson decided to join in the opprobrium of Mark Latham, all because he spoke some basic truths about homosexual sex in a twitter response to creepy sinister independent Alex Greenwich, who first called Latham a “disgusting human being”. Pauline decided to join in the outrage mob, and called for Latham to apologise. Silly woman.

Anyway, the Daily Telegraph is reporting….

Pauline Hanson slammed over depiction of NDIS in ‘Please Explain’ video

One Nation and Pauline Hanson have been condemned over a video about the NDIS that disability groups have labelled as “hateful and discriminatory”.

Pauline Hanson has been slammed over a video posted on her YouTube channel on the NDIS that appears to make fun of disabled Australians.

The video on the ‘Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain’ account depicts Liberal leaders Peter Dutton and Susan Ley being told they qualify for the NDIS after their shock loss at the Aston by-election.

“The Liberal Party now qualifies for the NDIS … the national disability insurance scam – scheme, scheme, I mean scheme,” a doctor says in the two-minute cartoon clip.

The video goes on to describe the scheme as the “biggest budget blowout yet” and erroneously claims that people with a stubbed toe are eligible for the program, are as Greens voters, because they have a “cognitive disability”.

One clip appears to depict Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, who uses a wheelchair and is the nation’s first disabled Senator, surrounded by sex workers.

The video was labelled as “repugnant, hateful and discriminatory” by advocacy groups People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI).

“The insensitive cruelty of this propaganda by the Hanson team stoops to new lows, with its offensive, inappropriate and inaccurate depictions of disability supports under the NDIS,” said PWDA President Nicole Lee said.

That call was echoed by Head of Policy at AFI and longtime NDIS campaigner Craig Wallace.

“The video inspires hatred against disabled people and is a particularly nasty and vile depiction of the lives of highly vulnerable people with disability…it should be roundly condemned by all decent Australians including our national leaders,” he said.

The video claimed that conditions like stubbing a toe would allow people to qualify, something that Mr Wallace says “blatantly misrepresents” eligibility, with the reality that the NDIS is “highly limited and constrained to people with permanent and significant impairment”.

Many people still struggle to get basic equipment or personal care, others have had plans cut, and the prolonged assessments and bureaucracy mean that this is hardly a luxury,” he said.

The term “scam” was repeated throughout the video, something Mr Wallace took particular issue with.

“It is also inaccurate to suggest that people with disability are ‘scamming’ the scheme when we know we are actually more likely to be the victims of scams, poor services and rip offs by services and businesses seeking to profit from disabled people,” he said.

PWDA and AFI have called for the video to be removed and “replaced with a public apology to the 4.4 million Australians living with disability”.

NCA NewsWire has contacted Ms Hanson and Mr Steele-John for comment.

When contacted for comment a spokesman for Ms Hanson told NCA NewsWire the Senator was “on a break”

Hey Pauline, I hope you don’t apologise but here’s a thought, perhaps you should apologise to Mark Latham. Oh and Pauline, trying to suck up to the left never works, because they’ve always hated you and they always will.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 8:31 pm
calli
calli
April 7, 2023 8:35 pm

Greenwich also labeled Latham as “dangerous” which is probably far mor damaging than “disgusting” which is simply a term of taste or preference.

Dangerous implies something else entirely.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:37 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 7, 2023 at 7:58 pm
A “few” used to be defined as between 3 and 11. Keep going.

Heh.

Even among a phalanx of fools, you’re still the standout, cletus.

LOL, it’s Grandpa Simpson again, the fool who gets his education by watching The Simpsons.

Are you still “doublin’ down on stupid” in relation to the US Civil War, and Union soldiers supposedly refusing to fight after the Emancipation Proclamation on 1 January 1863, but Lee still surrendering in April 1865?

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 8:38 pm

Aussie Cossak is out of the overlords gulag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlIoCMI8D2E

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2023 8:42 pm

Dr John Campbell

Masks in hospital

I think it is outright abuse of medical staff to expect them to operate for hours at a time while muzzled. And I’m sure they’re well aware of it.

  1. Pelosi. Alcoholic, manipulative, soul dead. reminds me of my MiL. Some of her greatest thrills was creating division among groups…

  2. A non nutty lefty view on the economics of nuclear energy. https://x.com/GrayConnolly/status/1803681147303633263?t=Rc8a043AtdX87EIt_mmRGg&s=19

  3. Peter Khalil’s office in Wills. Wrong type of Egyptian. https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1803638552561066443?t=Q9B7JhVwk0ruASnPEVGK9Q&s=19

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