Open Thread – Easter Weekend 8 April 2023


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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 11:10 am

Potatoes, lots and lots of Potatoes.

Remember in school when you put two coins in a lemon and hooked them up to a light globe?
We can’t even do that, as cockatoos have discovered they like lemons. At least here at the Cafe.

rickw
rickw
April 10, 2023 11:12 am

Fed-up local fear it’s only a matter of time before vigilantes start taking the law into their own hands, as a terrifying crime wave grips their town.

Fear? I don’t think fear is the right word.

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 10, 2023 11:12 am

The Australian Government: “Get a covid booster shot”.
The Swiss Government: All covid mandates discontinued.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 10, 2023 11:13 am

Regarding sports people speaking in support of the Voice. Below is comment I had rejected under Sunday Mail article about it.

“Just wait and see what happens to any sportsperson who comes out on the side of the No vote”.

Whoever pops their head up is going to come under incredible attack. This is what supposed democracy has come to and it does not bode well for civil debate.

calli
calli
April 10, 2023 11:15 am

All too true, Bourne.

Like small children, a “no” means a tantrum.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 11:16 am

It is hilarious how many right wing figures are now saying in public “oh sure, Harlan is an old mate, I have been to plenty of soirées at his shrine to Hitler”.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 11:22 am

the chief of the Yes campaign, a Mr. Parkin, has ventured to suggest that the Voice will save the tax payer money by preventing resources from being misdirected.

Because nothing saves money like duplicating state/federal/local government offices.
Or setting up a fully funded separatist government structure.

Heres my version of the voice.
….
Remove ALL reference to treating people of any race differently.
Shut down and sat the earth over all government funded “Aborigianl” entities – they are as Aboriginal as Ted Bullpits Neville.

shatterzzz
April 10, 2023 11:22 am

In a national first, we apparently elected last year as Prime Minister a late-1980s Qantas ad with extra cringe on top. Way to go, us.
https://postimg.cc/bdYbd40n

rickw
rickw
April 10, 2023 11:24 am

The Australian Government: “Get a covid booster shot”.
The Swiss Government: All covid mandates discontinued.

The Australian Mongocracy is in a rather deep hole. Best not stop digging!

rickw
rickw
April 10, 2023 11:27 am

It is hilarious how many right wing figures are now saying in public “oh sure, Harlan is an old mate, I have been to plenty of soirées at his shrine to Hitler”.

How long have you had these voices in your head?

shatterzzz
April 10, 2023 11:27 am

If you choose to ride bicycles on roads frequented by tonnes of metal and glass moving at speed, and you don’t ride with the mindset that everything else is trying to kill you, you’re doing it wrong.

Fact check : ..from someone who rides several hundred kms a week .. TRUE .. !!!!!

shatterzzz
April 10, 2023 11:31 am

I’m sure 90% of them want to keep well away from any public stance on the debate.

More likely, they are hanging back to see how high the fee can go before saying, “YES” ….!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 10, 2023 11:32 am

“It is about Australia. How we see ourselves. Whether we give respect and recognise we share this great island continent of ours with the oldest continuous culture on earth.”

There’s that myth again.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 10, 2023 11:35 am

Careful you might trigger the Cats vaccine safety fact checker.

“The Australian Government: “Get a covid booster shot”.
The Swiss Government: All covid mandates discontinued”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 11:41 am

Beer and munchies.

Scientists At Budweiser Attempt To Discover How Many Beers It Would Take For Dylan Mulvaney To Pass As A Woman (4 Apr)

Disaster On Mandalorian Set As Lizzo Eats Baby Yoda (6 Apr)

I think the latter headline is in response to this Hollywood announcement. All I can say about the 3 new Starwars movies is that Star Wars Stormtroopers always were very gay, since they aren’t straight shooters. GWGB.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 10, 2023 11:43 am

Ukraine May Run Out of Air Defenses by May, Leaked Pentagon Documents Warn

Kyiv is depleting its last reserves of S-300 missiles, making it possible for Russia to achieve air superiority, according to purported Pentagon presentations

Russia could achieve its long-sought goal of air superiority in Ukrainian skies as early as May because Ukraine is running out of antiaircraft missiles, according to purported Pentagon presentations that have leaked on social media.

The Pentagon and the Justice Department began an investigation last week into document leaks when some purported U.S. Department of Defense presentations were posted by Russian propagandists on Telegram on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal, which viewed these documents and a larger trove that emerged on Friday, hasn’t been able to independently verify their authenticity.

Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said Sunday that the U.S. continued to assess the validity of the documents “that appear to contain sensitive and highly classified material.” She said the U.S. had discussed the matter with allies over the weekend and was weighing the potential national security impact of the breach.

Col. Yuri Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said that he couldn’t comment on the veracity of the information in the leaked slides as such data is classified in Ukraine. He confirmed, however, that Ukraine’s air defenses face a serious challenge and said that Ukraine urgently needs its Western partners to speed up assistance.

“If we lose the battle for the skies, the consequences for Ukraine will be very serious,” he said. “This is not the time to procrastinate.” After more than a year of war, he said, Ukraine faced a serious challenge finding the Soviet-designed ammunition for the backbone of its air-defense system, the S-300 and the Buk batteries.

Russian bombers and helicopter gunships haven’t ventured beyond the immediate vicinity of Ukraine’s front lines for nearly a year, after Ukraine’s air defenses shot down several aircraft in the initial weeks of the war. As a result, Russia has only been able to strike deep inside Ukraine with expensive cruise missiles and long-range Iranian drones, rather than the much more abundant and more powerful unguided bombs.

Ukraine’s air defense has also made it impossible for Russian aircraft to target moving Ukrainian convoys, troop concentrations and other military targets in the rear, offsetting Moscow’s vast superiority in the number and quality of combat aircraft.

If true, the alarming assessments in the leaked presentations shed new light on the urgency with which Kyiv has been lobbying the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies to speed up deliveries of Western-made air defense systems and to provide Ukraine with Western-made jet fighters, such as F-16s, so that it would be able to prevent incursions by Russian bombers.

According to one of the documents, a likely consequence of the looming air-defense crisis is that Ukraine will lose its ability to mass ground forces near the front lines, and to conduct a counteroffensive. Kyiv said it is planning to launch a massive offensive to recapture Russian-occupied territories in coming weeks, using several new reserve brigades trained and equipped by the U.S. and NATO partners.

So far, Ukraine has been successful in denying Russia the ability to use its manned aircraft deep inside Ukraine largely because of its network of Soviet-vintage long-range air-defense systems, primarily S-300 and Buk, which can intercept targets at altitudes above 20,000 feet.

However, according to a secret purported Pentagon slide dated Feb. 28, Ukraine will have completely depleted its stock of Buk missiles by April 13, and of S-300 missiles by May 3, at current consumption rates.

By then, according to a map in another purported Pentagon presentation, also from Feb. 28, most of Ukraine’s critical national infrastructure outside the Kyiv region and two other areas in southwestern Ukraine will no longer have air-defense cover. The number of unprotected critical sites will soar from six to more than 40, it said.

Russia has fired several hundred cruise missiles and launched hundreds of Iranian-made Shahed drones since October in an effort to destroy Ukraine’s electricity system and to force a humanitarian crisis during the winter. While that effort has failed, with rolling blackouts no longer occurring and Ukraine even resuming electricity exports to the European Union, the barrages have severely depleted Ukraine’s air-defense ammunition stocks.

While the U.S., Norway, Canada and Germany have provided Ukraine with two NASAMS and one Iris-T air-defense batteries in recent months, these systems, too, were on track to run out of ammunition by May, according to the document.

Ukraine’s S-300 batteries were expending roughly 200 missiles a month, while Buk batteries fired about 69 missiles a month, the document said. NASAMS and Iris-T expended a combined 64 missiles a month.

After months of Ukrainian requests for help, President Biden in late December authorized the deployment of one Patriot missile battery to Ukraine. Ukraine is scheduled to receive an additional Patriot battery from Germany while France and Italy are providing one comparable SAMP-T system. While Ukrainian crews have already been trained, none of these systems are currently deployed, Col. Ihnat said.

Ukraine also operates portable air defense systems such as Stinger missiles. Valuable in the battlefield, they can’t reach high-flying aircraft or offer much protection to critical infrastructure.

While the Patriots and SAMP-T are more sophisticated than S-300, the three batteries due to arrive in Ukraine won’t be able to replace the breadth of coverage afforded by the 25 currently operating Ukrainian S-300 batteries, the leaked Pentagon presentation said.

The U.S. military’s European command estimates that Ukraine needs 12 Patriot or SAMP-T batteries, and 16 batteries of NASAMS or Iris-T class to provide adequate coverage, according to the document. “Multiple mitigating options must be simultaneously pursued to increase decisions for more sustainable solutions,” it said.

Short-term, the document recommended trying to find additional S-300 and Buk munitions abroad, a difficult endeavor as most of Ukraine’s allies that possessed such systems have already transferred them. The only major exception is Greece, which operates two S-300 batteries. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov visited Athens for talks on military supplies last month, but no details have been provided.

Over the medium-term, the Pentagon analysis recommended expediting the procurement of NASAMS, Patriot, Iris-T and other Western systems, as well as the so-called FrankenSAM project to repurpose air-defense tasks for more widely available missiles and systems that had been designed for other purposes.

Long-term, the only proposed solution was to deliver enough Western air defense systems to cover the whole country, and to digitally integrate them.

Ukraine’s outdated jet fighters are no match for the vastly larger and more modern Russian air force, and have little to no capacity for air-to-air defense against Russian air sorties, which is why Kyiv is clamoring for F-16s. “This kind of aircraft would solve many of our issues in protecting the airspace, and it is available in sufficient numbers to make a difference,” said Col. Ihnat. The Mig-29 jets that Ukraine is on track to receive from Slovakia and Poland, while useful for other missions, wouldn’t be able to withstand air-to-air combat against more modern Russian jet fighters, he said.

While several NATO governments have said that they support giving F-16 jets to Ukraine, especially as they are being replaced with more modern aircraft, the Biden administration so far has stopped short of approving such a transfer. Ukraine “doesn’t need F-16s now,” Mr. Biden said in an ABC News interview in late February, rejecting calls by some Democratic and Republican members of Congress to consider such a transfer.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 10, 2023 11:46 am

“I imagine that most Australians who are non-Indigenous, if we lose the referendum, will not be able to look me in the eye,” Marcia Langton told The Weekend Australian.

If they lose the referendum it will be because most people voted ‘No’. So why would they have difficulty looking her in the eye? Unless it is because they know eye contact is viewed by Langton and her ilk as an invitation to hurl accusations and blame for the fact she does not live in an indigenous wonderland.

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 10, 2023 11:46 am

Apparently Tamworth is crying out for workers!
Blue and white collar jobs aplenty said the Mayor on Chris Kenny recently.
No reason why people wanting a tree change should hesitate.
Get out of Sydney!

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 10, 2023 11:53 am

Old ozzie & the vigilantes story.

These guys have been active for years up this way. They had too back off a bit when the Police made them public enemy no 1 and a couple of unfortunate results of people taking the law into their own hands and injuring/killing innocent bystanders. Funny press made a big deal about that one but routinely fails to mention 70yo ladies being in intensive care because they were T boned during the day by a stolen car. However I digress and risk straying into the territory of justifying vigilantism which I have on occasion noted where vigilantism ultimately ends up in Shinwatra’s Thailand and Duarte’s Philippines..

As for the rest of the article surprisingly accurate in nature, I can vouch for it living in a northern suburb who regularly sees the results of judicial inadequacy. One thing is we aren’t as bad as the Alice of WA yet but things are escalating.

Personally I think my house my castle self defence laws allowing reasonable and escalated use of force along with eliminating liability for injured thieves would probably slow the home invasions. Yes also there is a lot of anger building here, that is not a good thing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 11:53 am
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 10, 2023 12:03 pm

i.e. “10% Australian ingredients” but no idea if that is the packaging and no idea where most of it originates.

Eyrie, I smelt a rat when suddenly country of origin was dropped from labelling laws. It was about the same time there was an influx of Chinese processed foodstuffs on to our shelves. I suspect it is even worse now it is just you can’t avoid it anymore. I don’t touch the frozen stuff anymore especially seafood.

When I was down south we used Aldi mostly. Funny a German based supermarket that stocked much more Australian grown/processed product than Coleworths, just with Aldi would expand into NQ.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 12:03 pm

I see the pervert apologist and all round loser is hamming up the sanctimony.

The number one bestseller in Muslim countries is Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and Hitler is regarded as a hero by many, many Muslims.

A few years ago I walked into a shop in Auburn and on the shelves were copies of both Mein Kampf and the Protocols along with other Jew hating tracts.

How hilarious….not.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 12:09 pm

Aspley was cow paddocks in 1968,

Ah, Richard Cranium, the bog’s greatest writer of non-creative fiction.

I knew someone who lived there earlier in the 1960s. He was not a bovine of either sex.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 12:10 pm

Grease goes woke: New TV reboot of 70s classic features multicultural, all-female quartet and will explore ‘sexual orientation, gender expression and racial identity’… as characters sing a song about white supremacy (9 Apr)

Sure, there were lots of female to male child trannies in the 1950s who had female child lovers and marched with Dr King and Rosa Parks.

They were also openly gay and transsexual and openly communist too.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 10, 2023 12:12 pm

He obviously loves his golf, and especially the Masters, so much that he played through what looks like agony for a couple days before he hit the limit his body would allow. I have a lot of time for a guy who fights like that.

It could be that medical phenomenon often seen in AFL circles – Loser’s Limp.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 12:12 pm

No wonder.
A sensible precaution against the striga.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/evil-eye-in-judaism/

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 10, 2023 12:13 pm

dover0beachsays:
April 10, 2023 at 11:58 am
Apropos of the weekend discussion: “You think you’ve studied the history of Napoleon? Ridiculous.” “Think!”

IMHO, ‘Nappy’ was defeated at Waterloo.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 12:18 pm

I knew someone who lived there earlier in the 1960s. He was not a bovine of either sex.

Uh huh.
What sex was he then, Cletus?

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 12:18 pm

“Without reform to ensure that superannuation operates as efficiently as possible to raise retirees’ living standards, the system will continue to be targeted by vested interests arguing for higher taxes on retirement savings,” he said.

Dare to consider the possibility of using the “forced savings” earlier, to raise the living standards of working Australians.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 10, 2023 12:19 pm

m0nty says: April 10, 2023 at 11:16 am

It is hilarious how many right wing figures are now saying in public “oh sure, Harlan is an old mate, I have been to plenty of soirées at his shrine to Hitler”.

It’s unsurprising that m0nty supports the renewable energy transition as his comments, like the one above, are so routinely full of windmills.
Via NY Post:

Crow, 74, has said that he collects the statues because he hates communism and fascism, but his habit caused controversy in 2015 when he hosted a fundraiser at his home on the eve of the Yom Kippur holiday. A year earlier, a reporter for the Dallas Morning News got a peek at the sculptures of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito. [photo: Harlan Crow, the billionaire GOP donor who lavished luxury gifts on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reportedly collects Nazi mementos and has statues of despots in his Dallas garden.]
In addition to the statues, Crow has a signed copy of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and works by artists Renoir and Monet as well as signed original documents from his heroes, former British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill, according to reports.

He has memorabilia from leaders across the political spectrum and his heroes are Churchill and Thatcher, but in m0ntyworld he is only a closet neo-Nasty with a (quote) “shrine” to A.H.
When the facts don’t fit his theory, m0nty keeps the theory and throws away the facts.

Psychologist Jordan B. Peterson collected Soviet artworks. In m0ntyworld that makes him Stalin incarnate. m0nty are you on the same side of politics as JBP?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 10, 2023 12:20 pm

Last Saturday night (over a week ago) we went to the Opera* with a group of eight people. The show went for 3 hours. The woman sitting to my right spent the breaks between opera songs and intervals between opera bands leaning across talking to Mrs Panzer on my left.
So way less than 2 metres from my face.
About 1.985 metres less than 2 metres actually.
I get a text Sunday arvo to say she has tested positive for Kung Flu.
Not a hint of a sniffle so far.
Fleeting contact.
Highly contagious.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 10, 2023 12:21 pm

* May not have been high-brow opera.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 10, 2023 12:22 pm

Bourne1879says:
April 10, 2023 at 11:35 am
Careful you might trigger the Cats vaccine safety fact checker.

“The Australian Government: “Get a covid booster shot”.
The Swiss Government: All covid mandates discontinued”.

I prefer the Swiss Cheese with the holes in it rather than the Australian Guv’ment narrative with so many BIG holes (lies) that you could drive a Bus through them.

Mind you, I never got the Jab(s).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 12:22 pm

Sancho – Tiger Woods is a blessing to the medical profession, especially the surgical side. Never drive windy Hawthorne Blvd at 75 mph in a SUV unless you are The Stig.

Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 12:23 pm

Tom:
Just curious, but can you point me in the direction of these Photios renewables investments?
I’ve assumed most government ministers had some investments after multiple housings, but isn’t that a bit of a stretch for renewables?
Ta.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 12:28 pm

… and works by artists Renoir and Monet

Those guys were both antisemites, tho they haven’t been cancelled yet.

Still thinkin’ Harlan Crow is a hoax.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 12:30 pm

Hang on, Degas was the antisemite, Renoir later joined him.

Monet?
Well, he was a Frenchie and handy with a brush, …

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Diplomat, humanist Bruce Haigh who assisted anti-apartheid activists dead at 77

The article below this sub-header (copy pasted by Zulu) was correct, in as far as it went. However a notable omission was the content of his character.
He was an arrogant left-wing with an impolite, uncivil, vituperative attitude. He had nothing positive to contribute. We’re all the better for his passing.
One look at his eyes was enough. He was bad news.

(The above does not differ from anything I told him several times to his face)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 12:34 pm
Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 12:35 pm

rickw:

Fed-up local fear it’s only a matter of time before vigilantes start taking the law into their own hands, as a terrifying crime wave grips their town.

“Kick the dog until it bites, then demand the dog be put down because ‘dangerous’.”

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 12:38 pm

Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?

Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 12:39 pm

Shatterzzz:

Fact check : ..from someone who rides several hundred kms a week .. TRUE .. !!!!!

And yet you keep on ending up at the same place.
You’d save a lot of money and time if you took the bus, you know.

Roger
Roger
April 10, 2023 12:41 pm

I caught the end of an ABC panel show yesterday arvo as I was waiting for Antiques Roadshow to begin.

Four persons of colour talking about the need for diversity.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 12:41 pm

The article below this sub-header (copy pasted by Zulu) was correct, in as far as it went. However a notable omission was the content of his character.

I thought you were going to say he was a Flamer with an interest in visiting the Third World.
Being described as a Humanist is often a giveaway.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 10, 2023 12:43 pm

H B Bearsays:

April 10, 2023 at 10:26 am

Use it or lose it, Boomers.

That’s fine but there needs to be better mechanisms to deal with the longevity risk. Without that, the safest course of action is to leave some in the tank. Which is just what most people do. 

I have modelled this to death and, as they say, “predictions are hard, especially about the future”.
Let’s say I model a base case with a headline earnings rate of x% and a CPI of 2.5%. If I tweak the earnings rate down by 1% and CPI up by 1% to 3.5%, it moves the date at which the fund but exhausts itself by 12 (twelve) years.
Of course, in Phil We Trust, so CPI will never go above 3.5%, right?
Something which is probably lost on someone with an indexed lifetime Defined Benefit pension.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 12:44 pm

Well stone the crows, Cats are right again.

NSW government warns of energy supply challenges to come (Sky News, 10 Apr)

The New South Wales Energy Minister has issued a warning about the future of the state’s energy grid. According to Penny Sharpe, delayed energy projects and the closure of the country’s oldest power plant in 18 days will present major supply challenges.

Maybe Ms Sharpe As A Blunt Knife could ask AGL nicely (with a big stick) to not close Liddell in 18 days time. It’s a thought.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 12:45 pm

Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?

Let’s put it this way:

I’d want to have a closer look at any lampshades in ol’ Harlan’s museum.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 12:45 pm

“Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?”

Only an all round loser and crank could write the above.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 12:45 pm

Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?

Jesus H Christ man. Have some decency.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 12:48 pm

LOL Dot, defending the Nazi fanboi and demanding decency.

How about no.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 10, 2023 12:49 pm

Wiki (yes I know):

Crow has an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia, including two paintings by Adolf Hitler and a signed copy of Mein Kampf. He owns at least 20 statues of authoritarian leaders, including Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and others.

Crow is also a noted art collector, owning original paintings by Rembrandt Peale, Adolf Hitler, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet as well as Winston Churchill, and Dwight Eisenhower. Additional items include Napoleon’s writing desk and the Duke of Wellington’s sword from 1815.

His backyard garden is home to sculptures of fallen leaders and Communist icons, including Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, Karl Marx, Hosni Mubarak, Josip Broz Tito, Nicolae Ceausescu, Walter Ulbricht, Gavrilo Princip, Bela Kun, and Che Guevara. Crow acquired these former public monuments after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc.

I don’t have a problem with any of this, and in all honesty I’d do it too if I had the cash. This sort of thing would be a constant reminder of the bastardry than can happen to the world – if people let it.

According to Crow, he collects such memorabilia because he “hates communism and fascism”.

Oh no mUntler. Mr Crow hates you.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 12:49 pm

“Jesus H Christ man. Have some decency.”

He has none.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 12:50 pm

Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?

Probably not since there are ten times as many lefty billionaires as righty ones. It’s a buyers’ market.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 10, 2023 12:50 pm

KD earlier.

‘I was three shots ahead on the 18th tee, but completely Baker-Finched it and lost by one.’

IB-F’s nemesis was the Texas wedge, or the flat stick.
So it is more correct to say:-
‘I was three shots ahead on the 18th green tee, but completely Baker-Finched it and lost by one.’
I think IB-F was lobbying golf authorities to be allowed to use a snooker cue in the end.

Makka
Makka
April 10, 2023 12:51 pm

Sure, sure, that’s why the Europeans are pleading that the cupboard is empty, and they can’t possibly produce the required shells, missiles or tanks to even replace what they’ve given away for a decade or more.

And Macron is saying in effect that more attention should be paid to China. Who have a peace plan on the table. And Zelenskiy’s team are talking negotiations here and there.

Behind the curtain there seems to be some trouble brewing in paradise.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 12:52 pm

According to Crow, he collects such memorabilia because he “hates communism and fascism”.

If you believe that you are particularly gullible.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 10, 2023 12:54 pm

Macron’s Words After Meeting With Xi Are So Bad, They Should Be Setting off Alarms for U.S. And Taiwan

Joe Biden tells so many lies, I’m not sure he knows what’s true and what isn’t at this point.

But one lie he’s told frequently is how he’s strengthened our alliances and we had nothing to fear from the moves of China and Russia. He said it during his visit to Canada last month when he was asked about Saudi Arabia moving toward Russia and China. It was straight-up delusion.

As we look around the world, we see our adversaries on the move. People with whom we had reasonable relationships, before Joe Biden — like Saudi Arabia — are mocking Biden and now moving towards our adversaries, joining coalitions with them.

Even France, our oldest ally, is now making concerning statements after Emmanuel Macron just came back from visiting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Europe must reduce its dependency on the United States and avoid getting dragged into a confrontation between China and the U.S. over Taiwan, French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on his plane back from a three-day state visit to China.

Speaking with POLITICO and two French journalists after spending around six hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip, Macron emphasized his pet theory of “strategic autonomy” for Europe, presumably led by France, to become a “third superpower.”

He said “the great risk” Europe faces is that it “gets caught up in crises that are not ours, which prevents it from building its strategic autonomy,” while flying from Beijing to Guangzhou, in southern China, aboard COTAM Unité, France’s Air Force One.

and

“The paradox would be that, overcome with panic, we believe we are just America’s followers,” Macron said in the interview. “The question Europeans need to answer … is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan? No. The worse thing would be to think that we Europeans must become followers on this topic and take our cue from the U.S. agenda and a Chinese overreaction,” he said. [….]

He also suggested Europe should reduce its dependence on the “extraterritoriality of the U.S. dollar,” a key policy objective of both Moscow and Beijing.

That’s a big story from Politico that I cited above. But as it turns out, there was even more. Politico let Macron’s people look at what quotes they were going to publish and let them cut some things out, according to their editor’s note. Click on the tweet to see the full text:

If what they left in is the stuff they felt comfortable letting people see — and it’s this bad for the United States — what the heck did Macron’s people have them edit out? One has to wonder how bad what he said truly was.

This is what Xi meant when he was talking about 100 years — overtaking the U.S. as the dominant world power.

Just before heading home from the meeting with Putin in Moscow, Xi Jinping told Putin that changes which haven’t happened in 100 years are taking place right now.

He latter added “when we are together, we drive these changes”

A clear warning signal to the U.S. and wider West.

All of this is very bad for us.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 12:55 pm

Every collector really really hates whatever it is he is collecting. Everyone knows that.

You nincompoops.

Roger
Roger
April 10, 2023 12:55 pm

You’re really plumbing the depths of poor taste with that, monty.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 12:55 pm

I’ll just remind everyone what the pervert apologist wrote here two days ago…

I can take the abuse, but don’t pretend you are in the majority on anything. You are cranks, losers in life whose chickens are now coming home to roost electorally. Welcome to irrelevancy.

I’m beginning to think that the pervert apologist doesn’t have too many friends because he seems to like spending a lot of time here with us “cranks, losers“.

Perhaps it is his life that’s “irrelevant”.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 10, 2023 12:56 pm

If you believe that you are particularly gullible.

Not as gullible as believing women have cocks.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 10, 2023 12:57 pm

My streaming viewing over the weekend has been very multicultural.

Watched You People on Netflix. Jonah Hill, a Jew, hooks up with black daughter of Muslim Eddie Murphy. Not a great movie but some good scenes. Dinner with the parents is fun as Murphy character explains that the cap he is wearing is a prized possession from Louis Farrakhan. Dinner does not end well. Some familiar faces in the extended family and friends of Hill. In real life the black actress is half Jewish.

The other was Beef featuring all Asian cast. Beef relates to a feud after an incident in a car park between well off female and a down on his luck Korean tradie and subsequent tit for tat revenge.

Next thing you know I will be watching Crazy Rich Asians again.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 12:58 pm

duncanmsays:
April 10, 2023 at 10:21 am
Have we reached peak hair-splitting stupid yet?
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/apr/09/bbc-protests-after-twitter-labels-it-government-funded-media

BBC protests after Twitter labels it ‘government-funded media’

There is a sort of argument for the BBC, in that much of its funding comes from the Licence Fee.

But that is government enforced, so the argument is weak.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 12:59 pm

However, Their ABC has no such even weak argument, as it is fully government funded.

MatrixTransform
April 10, 2023 12:59 pm

If you believe that you are particularly gullible

but mUnty,
you use the same form of argument while claiming to be “protecting” kids

fmd
post-moderns are broken in the head

Makka
Makka
April 10, 2023 1:00 pm

Do you reckon Harlan Crow has a secret room at his museum with a collection of gold fillings?

The blog grub manages to sink to a lower level. As if defending perverts and creeps isn’t disgusting enough, mOron gets his feeble rocks of summoning up the more horrifying images of the Holocaust- for the sake of a pithy (in his fkd up head only) comment.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:00 pm

“You’re really plumbing the depths of poor taste with that, monty.”

He’s been plumbing the depths of poor taste now for weeks . He’s now open about how he believes some women deserve to be punched and bashed because they have opinions he approve of. He did once confess that he wants to punch “Nazis”, and so now he smears anyone he doesn’t like as Nazis, and rejoices when they’re punched.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:00 pm

You’re really plumbing the depths of poor taste with that, monty.

Cats are defending a Nazi super fan collector, and I am the one with bad taste? Don’t come the raw prawn, Roger.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 10, 2023 1:01 pm

Regarding Macron, China and Taiwan.

Imagine if we were still buying our subs from the French.

Think about the completed patrol boats built by the French for the Israelis but they would not release them. So the Israelis stole their own boats from a French harbour.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:03 pm

m0nty=fa

Everything you lot accuse George Soros of being is embodied by Harlan Crow.

LOL. He’s spending tens of billions to fund leftard pollies and lawyers?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:06 pm

Rainbow Serpent vs the Flying Fairies. Who, might you ask, are the Flying Fairies?

First Peoples’ knowledge of ‘mysterious fairy circles’ in Australian deserts has upended a long-standing science debate (8 Apr)

“In 2016, a group of international scientists concluded that, in the Australian Pilbara, “fairy circles” arose from spinifex plants competing for water and nutrients—a similar explanation to the one they proposed for fairy circles in Namibia. These stories were amplified by the media, but the voices of Aboriginal desert people were not reported.

In a study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution today, we show what our Aboriginal co-authors have always known—that fairy circles in the Western Deserts of Australia are flat, hard “pavements” inhabited by spinifex termites (Drepanotermes species).

Western Desert Martu people call the fairy circle pavements linyji and the fat-rich flying termites Warturnuma. We learned that the hard surfaces of linyji are used to thresh seed and flying termites are prized foods.”

“Pamapardu, big mob. Waturnuma and pamapardu we call them. I been crying for that pamapardu. I was crying for my brother. My brother’s Dreaming.”

Why such strong feelings? Spinifex termites are kin to them. Those that live in the pavements are like the krill of desert ecosystems—they are super-abundant. Most people think of above-ground termite mounds, but here is a whole community that lives mostly below the soil surface, only emerging to eat dead spinifex or to fly to reproduce.

Termites are Gods, you heard it here first. No wonder the Left are so keen on white-anting everything.

(For extra credit enjoy who the authors of this article are:

“Fiona Walsh
Ethnoecologist, The University of Western Australia

Carolyn Oldham
Professor, The University of Western Australia

Purungu Desmond Taylor
Warnman – Manjilyjarra man from Karlamilyi National Park, interpreter and artist, Indigenous Knowledge

Theo Evans
Associate Professor, The University of Western Australia”

UWA seems to be a lot like a giant termite mound, at least to me.)

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 1:07 pm

defending a Nazi super fan collector

Simon Wiesenthal was the king of “collecting” Nayzees.

Roger
Roger
April 10, 2023 1:08 pm

This is a typical of example of monty’s modus operandi as I pointed out the other day.

He puts the worst possible interpretation on something without waiting for facts or clarification and then ascribes guilt for same to all here – “you lot” – while imagining himself to be morally superior to us.

It’s intellectual dishonesty.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:11 pm

Simon Wiesenthal was the king of “collecting” Nayzees.

He hunted them. Different thing entirely.

If Harlan Crow bought Nazi memorabilia to destroy it, then he’s a Wiesenthal type. In fact, he is the exact opposite.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:13 pm

I’m amused that Monty still doesn’t understand that the Nazis, who collected gold fillings, were lefties.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:13 pm

Harlan Crow doesn’t hate Jews.

The pervert apologist does hate Jews.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:14 pm

He puts the worst possible interpretation on something

I dunno Roger, when you hear a billionaire has an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia and shows it off to a procession of political fellow travellers, on top of him corrupting a Supreme Court justice for twenty years, I think it’s generally safe to assume he’s a villain.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:18 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm
I knew someone who lived there earlier in the 1960s. He was not a bovine of either sex.

Uh huh.
What sex was he then, Cletus?

Well, he wasn’t a Dick Ed with an obsession with Spooks and Flamers.

And that’s Cletus the Illustrious to you, Grandpa Simpson.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:18 pm

Covid hates qwerties.

COVID-19 pandemic increased the frequency of intimate partner violence (Phys.org, 7 Apr)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationship before COVID-19 had an increase in the frequency of victimization after the pandemic began, according to a Rutgers study.

How odd that bat crud appears not to’ve made Christian husbands and wives beat each other?
It’s a mystery.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 1:18 pm

hates communism and fascism

2 cheeks of the same arse.
I posted the Father ted mad nazi priest clip, Monty embraced it and went further.

If i had money to burn its a tossup which conflict id be collecting from.
Probably Civil war Spain, just for the sheer awfulness of all involved.

There is a funny old comedy clip (I cant find) which has men going for reincarnation and all being assigned a period of military history they will be obsessed with.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 10, 2023 1:18 pm

Montypox polluting this blog big time today

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 10, 2023 1:18 pm

Montypox polluting this blog big time today

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:19 pm

Pervert apologist should rack off. Quite frankly, he’s a disgrace.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 1:20 pm

This is such weak sauce monty.

You’re asserting a “Nazi sympathiser” funded a BLACK judge during his career.

Yep.

On the most childish of grounds – owning historical documents and art.

“The Orientalists wanted to be Musselmen and Chinamen…”

Yes, King George IV even called himself Salman bin Ping.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 10, 2023 1:20 pm

Ethnoecologist

Looks like more post modernist quackery.

The two academics, by the looks never worked in the private sector. Enough said.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:23 pm

You’re asserting a “Nazi sympathiser” funded a BLACK judge during his career.

Oh my goodness Dot, are you really so oblivious? Read a book.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 1:24 pm

“Read a book”

???

I dunno, can you tell me when Adolf Hitler or Robert Byrd supported black judges? Or wanted them shot?

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:25 pm

m0ntysays:
April 10, 2023 at 12:52 pm
According to Crow, he collects such memorabilia because he “hates communism and fascism”.

If you believe that you are particularly gullible.

Anyone who believes anything you post, including the time of day and day of the weak is completely gullible.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 10, 2023 1:27 pm

The soldiers who fought the Nazis and brought home military trophies and now their descendants, who keep these mementos, could now be classified as fascists and Nazis under the current guilt by association used by the left.
Crow is of no interest to the commissars in the US Democratic Party. They’re after Clarence Thomas and will use any means foul or fair to bring him down.
They’re a very dangerous and tyrannical force whose leaders would find common ground with the despots in Crow’s garden.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:27 pm

Cassie

I’m beginning to think that the pervert apologist doesn’t have too many friends because he seems to like spending a lot of time here with us “cranks, losers“.

If his number of friends is indicated by the number of commenters at his blog, he has two.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:28 pm

Imagine if Soros owned a single piece of Nazi memorabilia. You lot would be calling for him to be hanged from the nearest lamppost. Don’t come to me whining about comity. You stand with Nazis.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:28 pm

LOL.

Buyer’s Remorse? Bud Light Goes Quiet, Hasn’t Posted on Social Media Since Making Dylan Mulvaney Its Spokestrans (9 Apr)

Bud Light operates one of those fun, friendly social media accounts we see quite often from corporate giants these days. On March 30, it tweeted or replied to tweets over fifteen times, with messages on the order of “Win tickets to Stagecoach for you and a friend! Travel and hotel accommodations covered” and “Have a cold one for us.” On March 31 came twenty more tweets and replies, including “There’s still time to win beer money. Which women’s team do you think will win it all?,” and a reply to a well-wisher: “Bud Light loves you back.” On April 1 it was more of the same, but we haven’t heard from Bud Light since 8:50PM that evening, when it tweeted: “Beers on us? Must be game time. For a chance to win, cheer on your team with #EasyToEnjoySweepstakes in the replies.” That was the day that Mulvaney was revealed to be Bud Light’s new spokesdude.

And…silence. Great marketing Bud spokesthings. I love how these companies now pay good money to advertise exactly why people should not buy anything they sell.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 10, 2023 1:30 pm

Go and do something useful Monty.
Do you volunteer for any community groups?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 1:31 pm

Read a book.

This is a nonsense reaction from an NPC.
Barely scraping above the classics.

Hmmm, nothing here about negro judges in Nazi Germany… still what would this mob know?? I bet the havent even “read a book”

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:31 pm

m0nty=fa

Cats are defending a Nazi super fan collector

Also a communist super fan collector.

Are you now willing to condemn the crimes of communism, or will you keep your cranium firmly inserted in your rectum, as usual?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 10, 2023 1:32 pm

Old George doesn’t need Nazi memorabilia, he’s got fond memories.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:34 pm

Rogersays:
April 10, 2023 at 1:08 pm
This is a typical of example of monty’s modus operandi as I pointed out the other day.

He puts the worst possible interpretation on something without waiting for facts or clarification and then ascribes guilt for same to all here – “you lot” – while imagining himself to be morally superior to us.

It’s intellectual dishonesty.

You flatter him, it’s idiocy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 1:38 pm

m0ntysays:
April 10, 2023 at 1:28 pm
Imagine if Soros owned a single piece of Nazi memorabilia

Soros helped the Nazis to collect “memorabilia” (aka loot) from Jews who were on their way to the camps. He is massively “Nazi adjacent”, and has been since his teen years, and leftards lurrrrrrve him.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:39 pm

I’m amused that Monty always upticks his own comments.
Narcissism or what?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 1:39 pm

Imagine if Soros owned a single piece of Nazi memorabilia. You lot would be calling for him to be hanged from the nearest lamppost

Soros literally went on TV and talked about his time assisting the nazis confiscate property from Jewish people.
And yukked it up saying he felt no guilt because “someone else would have done it anyway”…

You deep fried trans-fat ambulant mars bar.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 1:42 pm
m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:42 pm

Ethnic slur while trying to justify Nazism. Questionable areas, mole.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:43 pm

Imagine if Soros owned a single piece of Nazi memorabilia. You lot would be calling for him to be hanged from the nearest lamppost. Don’t come to me whining about comity. You stand with Nazis.”

Here are some facts about George Soros…

1. George Soros is very open about his collaboration with the Nazis, he actively helped Nazis round up his fellow Jews, including his own family members, in occupied Hungary.

2. George Soros remains proudly unapologetic about his Nazi collaboration.

3. George Soros has said publicly that he’d do it all again, and that he feels no remorse about collaborating and sending Jews on trains to Auschwitz.

4. The only person on these pages who stands WITH Nazis is the pervert apologist.

5. I think it’s high time the pervert apologist crawled back into the hole he came out of.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:44 pm

“Soros literally went on TV and talked about his time assisting the nazis confiscate property from Jewish people.
And yukked it up saying he felt no guilt because “someone else would have done it anyway”…

You deep fried trans-fat ambulant mars bar.”

all correct.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 10, 2023 1:44 pm

You deep fried trans-fat ambulant mars bar.

Deep fried trans-fat temporarily ambulant mars bar.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 10, 2023 1:45 pm

Marie Antoinette Plibersek announced today, with pride, that they’d doubled the speed of approval for renewable projects.
It ‘provides certainty for the many companies keen to “invest” in green power’ she gushed.

Not even a momentary thought of the massive disruption and destruction wrought on rural businesses, farmers and the environment.
-Vast areas clear cut for transmission towers.
– Wind farms with cement and gravel instead of soil and plants.
– solar farms over tens of thousands of acres completely alienating the land from food production and native wildlife.
– The bullying and prosecution of and landholder who seeks to resist the big green money barons.
– Property rights cancelled by edict and the right to appeal to the courts removed.

Oh the unmitigated joy.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 1:46 pm

It’s a hoax.

Ol’ Harlan has an eighty foot tall statue of Stalin in his back garden?
Course he does.

I’m thinkin’ Harlan might be a reference to Harlan, Kentucky [Black population 0.0%].
Here’s a song with a few photos, at least some of which are of Harlan and the Gun lovin’ Harlanites.

MatrixTransform
April 10, 2023 1:46 pm

It’s intellectual dishonesty.

it’s idiocy

it’s infantile

rosie
rosie
April 10, 2023 1:47 pm

Who is Harlan Crow and why should I care what he collects.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:48 pm

Soros did not assist the Nazis. You made that up. He was just a kid at the time. He witnessed their acts, but he did not participate.

Your case against Soros is itself a massive global conspiracy.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 1:49 pm

Soros did not assist the Nazis. You made that up. He was just a kid at the time. He witnessed their acts, but he did not participate.

Read a book!

rosie
rosie
April 10, 2023 1:49 pm

It’s amusing to see the Swiss Health authority advise in relation to covid vaccination for spring summer is still getting tied into anti vaxx knots.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:50 pm

“Soros did not assist the Nazis. You made that up. He was just a kid at the time. He witnessed their acts, but he did not participate.”

Wrong pervert apologist. Soros did assist the Nazis.

Now f*ck off. You’ve used up all goodwill here. You are a disgrace.

Razey
Razey
April 10, 2023 1:51 pm

Monty is proof that the left is a malignant virus.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 1:51 pm

In actuality Soros, whose father, Tivadar, had previously changed the family’s last name from Schwartz to Soros so as to be less obviously Jewish in an increasingly anti-Semitic Budapest, disguised himself as a Christian during the Second World War. His father procured identity papers for his own family and others. As Soros pointed out, the man with whom young Soros was hiding out did once bring him along when he went to take inventory of a Jewish person’s house, but Soros was not involved in the confiscation of Jewish goods. Likewise, while Soros was, as a student, sent to run errands at the Judenrat, a council of Jews whom the Nazis forced to do their bidding, he did not round up Jewish people. In fact, per Soros’s recollection, when he was given a list of names, with instructions to tell them to report to a location from which they would be deported, his father said he should not tell them to go.

From WaPo. You believe a pack of lies.

MatrixTransform
April 10, 2023 1:52 pm

It’s intellectual dishonesty.

it’s idiocy

it’s infantile

all the statues in his head are toppled

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 1:53 pm

Ethnic slur while trying to justify Nazism. Questionable areas, mole.

Here we see the NPC tactic of “if i call you a bad person i will not have to examine anything retarded I have said”…

Monty now identifies as a deep fried trans-fat ambulant mars bar.
Pronouns – Battered – fried

calli
calli
April 10, 2023 1:54 pm

TFM, none of the list applies to me except No 6.

And very handsome Crusaders they are too!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 1:55 pm

He was just a kid at the time.

Probably true, Monty, since he was 14 in 1945. Some 14 year-olds would’ve been coopted by the Hitler Youth, who did fight the Russians. Unfortunately George drew the wrong inference from all this, since in his life-long aim to prevent such things he has decided to give victory to the Nazis. Surrender and think of England while being endlessly raped by lefties doesn’t seem especially palatable to me.

Chris
Chris
April 10, 2023 1:55 pm

DrBeauGansays:
April 9, 2023 at 5:43 pm

Roger says:
April 9, 2023 at 7:54 am

He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Like a soufflé.

You guys sound very like the loonies who declare that transwomen are women. It’s an article of faith pretending to be a statement of fact.

Thanks Dr BeauGan!
I choose to live AS IF something apparently impossible is true.
The evidence is at best arguable, but the results are very good.
Sort of like… as if a SQRT(-1) were possible, what would happen?

calli
calli
April 10, 2023 1:57 pm

Here is some genuine rude needlepoint. In kit form for handy stitching.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 1:57 pm

“From WaPo. You believe a pack of lies.”

LOL. Everything in that WaPo piece is disputed. By the way, Soros is on film talking about his collaboration, and saying, quite honestly, that he feels no remorse. And I’ve seen the film, it isn’t pretty.

But carry on, you are despicable low rent, Jew hating, violence loving, misogynist grub.

Oh and have you told your wife you’re a pervert apologist?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 10, 2023 1:59 pm

thefrollickingmole says: April 10, 2023 at 12:34 pm

Monty uncovers harlan Crow… [link to Father Ted episode]

That’s surprisingly similar to m0nty’s belief about Crow. What can one say about a fellow whose stated beliefs match a sketch comedy show?

The reality of Mr Crow’s collection is indeed quite biased, but in the other direction (my bolding):

It is not an art collection, he explains, but a historical nod to the facts of man’s inhumanity to man. To men, and a few women, whom democratic societies — if they know the history of the 20th century — call evil personified.
But back up. Near the house are several works that Crow considers monuments to human achievement. Lady Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s only female prime minister, stands larger than life outside a window. Across from her is a large, square sculpture of Churchill, peering over a bank of azaleas. His likeness bears a hint of a smile, as if he were playing hide-and-seek.
The library wing includes Crow’s office, decorated in peaceful blues.
These are two people Crow immensely admires. They, therefore, have special spots near the house. The others, the evildoers, are below the house’s sight lines, standing in wait to impart their raft of grim history lessons.
“Most of the statues are Communists,” Crow says.

In m0ntyworld, this rich weirdo loves fascist dictators but loves communist dictators more, which makes him a Nazi-lover.
uhuh.

If I were *wrong* about m0nty then by now, with all the facts arrayed before him, he would have thrown out his initial impression of Mr Crow and adopted a more nuanced understanding.
If I were right about him, he will repeat the same ad-hom no matter how many facts throw doubt upon it.

Well the data are in:
• 1. m0nty says: April 10, 2023 at 12:48 pm LOL Dot, defending the Nazi fanboi
🔍 In reality he saved commie statues at the end of the Cold War, not an opinion but an action he actually did, and not what one expects of a “Nazi fanboi”.
• 2. m0nty says: April 10, 2023 at 1:14 pm a billionaire has an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia
🔍 In reality, most of the statues are communists and the capitalists got pride of place.
• 3. m0nty says: April 10, 2023 at 1:14 pm and shows it off to a procession of political fellow travellers,
🔍 In reality, in 2014 anyone who bought a ticket got the full tour (including the journo for the Dallas News who was just one of many).

Result: hypothesis remains non-falsified.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 10, 2023 1:59 pm

Anti-Trump indictment clinches America’s Third World status

It’s official: America is a Third World country.

Don’t let the industrial prowess and atomic weapons fool you. Haiti and Honduras have nothing on the USA regarding a legal system that the ruling party hurls like a harpoon at its opponents and holsters on behalf of its friends.

Masons should chisel quotation marks around the words in marble above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court. Equal Justice Under Law is now purely sarcastic.

Consider the radically different treatment afforded 2016’s presidential nominees.

Republican Donald J. Trump is in a heap of trouble, thanks to District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D — Manhattan). On Tuesday, Bragg indicted Trump on 34 felony counts of first-degree falsification of business records.

Bragg accuses Trump of reimbursing his then-attorney Michael Cohen for paying former porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to conceal an affair that she has claimed, and Trump denies. Her silence helped Trump become president.

Bragg further contends that “each check was disguised as a payment for legal services.”

Luckily for Trump, Bragg’s indictment is emptier than a punch bowl of helium.

Bragg accuses Trump of violating Penal Law §175.10 — a Class E Felony. According to New York criminal law, beyond the gravest Class A felonies, “A prosecution for any other felony must be commenced within five years after the commission thereof.”

The 34th and most recent charge in Bragg’s indictment cites Trump’s check dated December 5, 2017. So, this alleged crime’s statute of limitations lapsed on December 5, 2022. Bragg’s other charges expired even earlier.

Can Alvin Bragg count to five?

All 34 counts connect to an “intent to commit another crime.” What is that second crime? Who knows? The indictment does not say.

Without that second crime, Bragg is like a man with 34 sticks of Dynamite and no lighter.

Bragg clearly drafted his indictment with crayons.

Never mind!

In an unprecedented scenario, the former President of the United States spent Tuesday in Manhattan criminal court getting arraigned, fingerprinted, and dragged before Judge Juan Marchan, a Biden donor.

Trump now faces massive legal bills and relentless migraines as he fights these charges between now and a December 4 preliminary hearing, two months before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. What priceless ammunition for Trump’s rivals!

So, what befell 2016’s Democrat nominee for strikingly similar conduct?

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 1:59 pm

Soros helped the Nazis to collect “memorabilia” (aka loot) from Jews who were on their way to the camps.

The Horthy Regency deported no jews, though they did allow the Wehrmacht to take some as Slave Labour on Operation Barbarossa.
Arrow Cross didn’t deport any either, they took them down to the Danube in large groups and shot them.
Soros and his old man were part of the looting operation that took place along with the mass slaughter.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 2:01 pm

From WaPo. You believe a pack of lies.

That’s hilarious. Aching sidesly hilarious. WaPo? ROFL!
Do please try to be a little convincing Monty.
WaPo’s motto is their manifesto.

(I have to say that even the Grauniad is better than WaPo. Although WaPo and the Slimes would be neck and neck for the basement podium.)

John Brumble
John Brumble
April 10, 2023 2:01 pm

Langton –
School: House captain, not sports captain. Records show that, of the 8 house captains that year, only G.Shorten and R.Hannay received sports prizes. Now there is a claim that Lanton was expelled, but none of the other sports-prize recipients were made house captains, so that weasel-out route is shut. “Just being good at sport” was clearly not the pre-requisite. Langton was also a prefect. Anyone who lived in Queensland in that period knows that “popularity among the students” and “getting along with the teachers” were (and are) the most significant (and for prefect: only) drivers for both of these positions.

Expelled: Sounds like a story slightly embellished for effect. Firstly, it’s not consistent. In some places Langton was expelled for walking out of a class after a teacher told a racist joke. In others, it was in protest over a racist text book. Whatever the case, such an expulsion must have taken place after Langton was both named as House Captain and Prefect and had her picture taken as such for the year book. Year-book pictures are not taken at the start of the year, they are taken as a batch towards the end of the year to save money and avoid loss of materials. Secondly, an expulsion prior to matriculation would have required her to complete her schooling elsewhere – likely delaying entry to university until at least 1970, rather than her initial year of 1969. What is most likely is that, following matriculation at the end of the school year, Marcia got into a verbal barny with a teacher (very likely as a result of words that would be very much out of place today) and she got up and left. The “you’ve finished school, how about you make a nuisance of yourself elsewhere” at the time taken for a full expulsion later. Perhaps there was even a formal note – but one sent after such a note carried any real meaning.

This is not to say that the 1960s and the decades around them were not replete with racist comments. No doubt.

But it is to say that Googlery’s contemptuous research skills (for a librarian no less) are on a par with his laughable claim to be from Queensland. In 1968, Aspley was well and truly a suburb of Brisbane, with housing of the “quarter-acre block with a big garden and lawn” type. If there was a cow paddock, it was of the “along the flood-plain” type. Perhaps Googlery got his pictures from Aspley in the UK. It’s closer to where he went to university, after all.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 2:08 pm

“While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phoney Godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.”

When he quizzed the billionaire about the event, Soros downplayed it by claiming he was a teen and that someone would have done things anyway even if he refused to participate. It must be mentioned that the billionaire was 68 years old at the time of the controversial interview.

“You watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps?” Kroft inquired. Soros calmly said, “Right, I was 14 years old, and I would say that that’s when my character was made…That one should think ahead, one should understand and anticipate events and one is threatened.”

No guilt in association with Nazi Godfather: George Soros
The billionaire also responded with an affirmation when asked whether he accompanied his Nazi Godfather in confiscating Jewish properties. When asked if he had developed psychiatric issues on account of his involvement, he said that it created ‘no problem at all.’
George Soros categorically stated he had no guilt about his association with the man. “I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away…but there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there,” he said casually.

“It is just like in markets, that if I weren’t there. Of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would be taking it away anyhow whether I was there or not,” he further emphasised.

Towards the end, he asserted, “I was only a spectator. The property was being taken away. I had no role in taking away the property. I had no sense of guilt.

This old 60 minutes piece is chokkers full of Soros evil.

A highlight “he spent millions retraining the old soviet military” (Ukraine)
Gloats about various currency crashes hes caused.

From 7:30 onwards Deep frieds “he only went once” is taken out and put down like a mangy dog.

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

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 2:08 pm

Monty now identifies as a deep fried trans-fat ambulant mars bar.

The Deep Fried Trans-Fat Ambulant (Not for too long) Mars Bar also reckons that the Washington Post is more credible than George Soros himself regarding George Soros’ life.

monty, what good fortune. You’ve woken up today with a Satellite phone with 5G internet access, a Go Pro and in the middle of the Victoria River Downs of rake fields (a small country, or a county). Rakes far beyond the horizon in all directions. A beautiful, bountiful crop of rakes.

I love a rake filled county,
A land of leaf clearing and landscaping rakes
Of gaffes and screaming inanities
I love the rake filled horizons
I love her sense of irony
Her load bearing and her terra
A wide bruin smear for me.

Morsie
Morsie
April 10, 2023 2:09 pm

About IBF above, I don’t think putting was his problem. My recollection is that he remodelled his swing to try and get more distance as he was sick of being outdriven by the gorillas .However it didn’t work and he tried to go back to his old sweet swing but had lost all thee muscle memory so that didnt work either.
He was if I recall caught betwixt and between.
Of course I might just be bullshitting.

calli
calli
April 10, 2023 2:10 pm

John Brumble, it just goes to prove that the mythology some people surround themselves is remarkable given how much information is readily available. If the school and its pupils were so racey-racist, how come she got to be prefect? Aspley at that time was similar to Baulkham Hills in Sydney. Triple fronted texture brick on quarter acres. Family members had a house there. Back in Sydney in the 60s, my primary school had sports houses with Aboriginal names – not one or two token ones but all of them. Terrible racism.

Marxia is an angry old one trick pony who is fast running out of relevance. She must have a substantial income stream by now having been on 5e grievance train for so long. So it can’t be all about cash. Perhaps it’s power and sticking it to the Man.

Tom
Tom
April 10, 2023 2:11 pm

From WaPo. You believe a pack of lies.

You believe whatever the Washington Post tells you because you’re a gullible idiot, Monty. Along with the New York Times, the Washington Post is the leftist tribe’s approved originator of daily talking points and propaganda disinformation.

As a leftist kingmaker (in your head), you’re meant to understand that the daily disinformation is meant only for the street zombies your talking points are supposed to direct and motivate, but evidently not because you’re too dumb to understand how the tribe’s propaganda structure works.

bons
bons
April 10, 2023 2:12 pm

Libs Golden Retriever
Liars Jack Russell
Greens Pomeranium
Nats Old Blue
Lib Dems Mongrel
Fat Man French Bulldog
Pauleen Pitt Bull
Teal Labradoodle/Poodle/Chihauhua

calli
calli
April 10, 2023 2:13 pm

Uh oh.

It’s Day of the Long Rakes…again.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 10, 2023 2:15 pm

Johnny Rotten
April 10, 2023 at 4:05 am · Reply

Vote YES and you will get the “InVoice” so pay up people.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 2:15 pm

Langton –
School: House captain, not sports captain.

Look, stupid.
Houses only exist for the purpose of Intra School Sport.
… of the 8 house captains that year, only G.Shorten and R.Hannay received sports prizes.
Perhaps Aspley didn’t hand out too many pockets, perhaps she got one in earlier years, which I’d say is likely.

In 1968, Aspley was well and truly a suburb of Brisbane, with housing of the “quarter-acre block with a big garden and lawn” type.

Again, look, stupid:
Aspley was a new development in 1968, beyond that were cow paddocks and dirt roads.
Block size:
16 perches.
A quarter acre is 40 perches.
Where you from?
It’s not Brisbane, that’s for sure.

Razey
Razey
April 10, 2023 2:15 pm

Is there any good online pharmacies to get stromectol?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 10, 2023 2:17 pm

Something which is probably lost on someone with an indexed lifetime Defined Benefit pension.

That’s one way of dealing with longevity risk – shift it on to taxpayers. Bit different if you have to go and buy it in the private annuity market out of your own pocket.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 2:18 pm

About IBF above, I don’t think putting was his problem.

He lost an eye.
How that happened, I don’t know, but perhaps someone else might?

Razey
Razey
April 10, 2023 2:19 pm

More proof that the vax dooms your soul to hell.
He was never like this.

A widely circulated video shows the Dalai Lama kissing a minor boy and then asking him to ‘suck his tongue’. The video of the Tibetan spiritual leader has sparked a row.

https://twitter.com/ScottyGoesAgain/status/1645206967038758913

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 10, 2023 2:20 pm

Aspley is prime jacaranda country.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 10, 2023 2:28 pm

Aspley is prime jacaranda country.

Corflutes as far as the eye can see.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 2:34 pm

Aspley was a planned development.
Apart from the road the High School is in [which is in Zillmere anyway, still adjacent to cow paddocks in 2023] there’s not a straight stretch of street anywhere, not many Jacarandas.

132andBush
132andBush
April 10, 2023 2:34 pm

Camp guard:

Imagine if Soros owned a single piece of Nazi memorabilia. You lot would be calling for him to be hanged from the nearest lamppost. Don’t come to me whining about comity. You stand with Nazis.

The person here most representative of the Nazi ideology, Camp guard, is you.

Zipster
Zipster
April 10, 2023 2:36 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 10, 2023 2:40 pm

Gloats about various currency crashes he’s caused.

Have heard that apparently after the GFC both Malaysia & Thailand stated if he landed in Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur he would be arrested on sight. I believe the Indo’s weren’t too happy about him as well.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 2:40 pm

Berka, no one believes Crow is a lefty. Don’t waste your time.

Crow owns an extensive collection of swastika-laden memorabilia and Hitler artefacts. I don’t care what else he owns. Nazi collectors are Nazis.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 2:41 pm

Gez

– Property rights cancelled by edict and the right to appeal to the courts removed.

Is this even Constitutional? Whatever happened to “on just terms”?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 10, 2023 2:41 pm

‘you stand with the Nazis’ – that’s banning material

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 2:43 pm

m0ntysays:
April 10, 2023 at 1:48 pm
Soros did not assist the Nazis. You made that up. He was just a kid at the time. He witnessed their acts, but he did not participate.

LOL, hahahahahahahahahahaha. And this idiot claims to be intellectually superior to others here? Can he even read?

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 2:44 pm

You believe whatever the Washington Post tells you because you’re a gullible idiot, Monty. Along with the New York Times, the Washington Post is the leftist tribe’s approved originator of daily talking points and propaganda disinformation.

Tom, you would rather believe @pepestorm88 and whatever random Crow paid lackey would tell you. You lack judgement, both professional and moral. No wonder you can’t get good work.

shatterzzz
April 10, 2023 2:44 pm

He lost an eye.
How that happened, I don’t know, but perhaps someone else might?

IBF got the golfing yips .. Jack Newton lost his eye (and an arm) when he walked into an aeroplane propeller whilst drunk ……!

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 2:45 pm

From WaPo. You believe a pack of lies.

LOL, m0nty=fa quotes from WaPo as an authoritative source.

Hahahahahahahahaha. LOL again.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 2:48 pm

The Hitler stuff is kind of a side show anyway. The real evil is in his decades-long corruption of Clarence Thomas, funding a very long string of cases in which Thomas agrees with him every time.

The last time there was even a whiff of this kind of corruption in America, the SC justice resigned in disgrace. Yet of course, Thomas has no shame and would never let down his donors.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Nazi collectors are Nazis.

This is a non-sequitur.
It would seem the commenter who wrote this was unable to absorb this simple concept which was taught as part of the high school English curriculum.

m0nty
m0nty
April 10, 2023 2:51 pm

You lot keep calling for my banning, but I am only bringing you the truth. Can you ban the truth? I guess you can hide inside your bubble if you want, but you are already irrelevant and going to become more so. At some point you just engage with reality if you want to accomplish anything in a democracy.

Unless the end game of this really is a fascist coup… in which case, hello spook lurkers!

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 2:51 pm

Nazi collectors are Nazis.

So the IWM and AWM are Nazis – even when run by Labor governments says leftist space cadet, monty.

God. Go to bed and come back tomorrow with a less pathetic talking point.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 2:52 pm

Colonel C B

In m0ntyworld, this rich weirdo loves fascist dictators but loves communist dictators more, which makes him a Nazi-lover.

Remember, m0nty=fa has, despite being given multiple opportunities on the old SincCat, declined to condemn the crimes of communism. Those crimes included many more deaths and arbitrary imprisonments, spread over a longer period, than the equivalent Nazi crimes.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 2:54 pm

decades-long corruption of Clarence Thomas

Government is almost invariably corrupt and the only way to minimise it is to reduce the amount of power the government has.

“decades long”

So the Democrats had Congressional majorities during his tenure and did nothing. They’re either incredibly dumb, complicit or this is bullshit.

Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 2:58 pm

Does me owning a Cuban cap with genuine Red Star on it make me a Communist?
(Thanks Doc BeauGun)
Waiting in trepidation….

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:01 pm

Calli

Perhaps it’s power and sticking it to the Man.

For the left, it’s first and always about power. The “sticking it to the man” is the cream on the cake.

Pogria
Pogria
April 10, 2023 3:03 pm

5. I think it’s high time the pervert apologist crawled back into the hole he came out of.

Oh no, Cassie. We do not know enough about his mother to blame his perversions on her.

😉

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:04 pm

Aspley was a new development in 1968, beyond that were cow paddocks and dirt roads.

LOL, Richard Cranium modifies “cow paddocks” to “beyond that were cow paddocks”. There are always cow paddocks or their local equivalents beyond the newest suburb. Moron.

Game, set and match.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 3:04 pm

Is this even Constitutional? Whatever happened to “on just terms”?

Thanks Howard and his dodge around property rights by getting states to do the dirty work.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/hunger-strike-drives-further-wedge-into-coalition-20100104-lq7j.html

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 10, 2023 3:05 pm

duncanmsays:
April 10, 2023 at 8:55 am
Albansleazy is a bastard.

In every meaning of the word

rosie
rosie
April 10, 2023 3:07 pm

. He witnessed their acts, but he did not participate.

He was 14 and he was passing as a non Jew having been placed with a familt friend by his father iirc and ‘participated’ in inventoring the stolen possessions of Jews.
Personally I think not self denouncing and surviving is what any rational person would have and should have done, let alone a young teenager.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 10, 2023 3:09 pm

I choose to live AS IF something apparently impossible is true.
The evidence is at best arguable, but the results are very good.

I doubt if your way of life differs all that much from mine in ethical matters. Somehow I manage to believe in the moral superiority of what Jesus recommended without having to believe he rose from the dead.

I’m much concerned with truth. Not much concerned with being in the right gang, or being fashionable.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:09 pm

m0ntysays:
April 10, 2023 at 2:40 pm
Berka, no one believes Crow is a lefty. Don’t waste your time.

Crow owns an extensive collection of swastika-laden memorabilia and Hitler artefacts. I don’t care what else he owns. Nazi collectors are Nazis.

Crow also owns an extensive collection of hammer and sickle-laden memorabilia and Stalin artefacts. I don’t care what else he owns. Communist collectors are communists.

And since both communists and Nazis are leftards, both could be true.

Or Crow might be a believer in free enterprise who wants neither the crimes of Nazis nor the crimes of communism forgotten.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 3:12 pm

rosie.

Have a view of the 60 minutes clip above, see if that colours your perceptions of the chap.

Hes made a career of wrecking economies – ironically enough one being Russias post USSR when it looked like the worst of the soviet hangover was receding.

rosie
rosie
April 10, 2023 3:12 pm

I had an English friend who was fascinated by by nazi era, I bought him a couple of nazi related world war two items in the flea market in Madrid, where there there used to be a dealer in such items.
He wasn’t a nazi.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:13 pm

m0ntysays:
April 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm
You lot keep calling for my banning, but I am only bringing you the truth.

LOL, hahahahahahahahaha. The truthy truthiness of leftardism? Not real truth, then.

As for banning you, your presence and the rubbish you post here are testaments to the dishonesty, arrogance and stupidity of the fascist left.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 3:14 pm

IBF got the golfing yips .. Jack Newton lost his eye (and an arm) when he walked into an aeroplane propeller whilst drunk ……!

Yeah, I’ve heard about Jack Newton too.
I wasn’t asking anyone, I was telling you that Baker Finch lost an eye, and that’s why he disappeared from the Tours.

Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 3:14 pm

Calli:

Marxia is an angry old one trick pony who is fast running out of relevance.

If she’d been born white, she’d be a Soros. Both of them more evil than the other. The skin colour would make no difference to the evil.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Winston Smith says: April 10, 2023 at 2:58 pm
Does me owning a Cuban cap with genuine Red Star on it make me a Communist?

I’m continually amazed at the number of people who upon spying Mein Kampf on my office bookshelf, either assume I’m Nazi sympathetic, or tell me that I’m probably on “a list” for possessing it & should “get rid of it”

rosie
rosie
April 10, 2023 3:16 pm

I’m not a fan of soros.
I’ve read many many accounts by survivors and what some people did to stay alive.
I’m not going to condemn a fourteen year old boy who was being hidden by a non Jew.
Both would have gone to the death camps if discovered.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2023 3:16 pm

Or Crow might be a believer in free enterprise who wants neither the crimes of Nazis nor the crimes of communism forgotten.

He’s a Libertarian, cletus?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 10, 2023 3:18 pm

Does me owning a Cuban cap with genuine Red Star on it make me a Communist?

I’ve read about half of Mein Kampf and nearly a quarter of the Communist Manifesto. Both were tough going. Between them I developed a firm conviction that lefty loony losers can’t write.
I also read Hegel, and lots of other European philosophers.

I reckon I deserve a medal. Persistence in checking stupidity above and beyond the call of duty.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:20 pm

Grandpa Simpson

He’s a Libertarian, cletus?

Apart from monty=fa’s stupidity today, I know nothing about him. What is Google’s expert opinion.

And that’s Cletus the Illustrious to you.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 3:21 pm

I reckon I deserve a medal. Persistence in checking stupidity above and beyond the call of duty.

Don’t worry, you never had to read my linear alg. exams.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 10, 2023 3:22 pm

Dr BG

I’ve read about half of Mein Kampf and nearly a quarter of the Communist Manifesto. Both were tough going. Between them I developed a firm conviction that lefty loony losers can’t write.

As is regularly confirmed by the trash produced here by the resident apologist for perversions and Jew hatred.

Chris
Chris
April 10, 2023 3:23 pm

If owning nazi merch lets the derp fried Mars bar call you a Nazi, perhaps owning a collection of ‘socialist realism’ paintings makes you a crazed agent for Communism, too? Or maybe you have some depth and take lessons about humanity from real stories.
Jordan Peterson had a bit to say about that, and it was worth hearing.

Winston Smith
April 10, 2023 3:24 pm

Salvatore:

I’m continually amazed at the number of people who upon spying Mein Kampf on my office bookshelf, either assume I’m Nazi sympathetic, or tell me that I’m probably on “a list” for possessing it & should “get rid of it”

It’s not until you read this book that you can really believe the evil he wanted put on the world. It’s there in black and white – the hatred just flows off the pages.

Dot
Dot
April 10, 2023 3:28 pm

It’s not until you read this book that you can really believe the evil he wanted put on the world. It’s there in black and white – the hatred just flows off the pages.

Yep, that’s why I reckon everyone ought to read it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2023 3:28 pm

Monty is sounding very defensive.
Not a sign of strength.
I think he’s realizing he’s faceplanted.
Once more, again.
Must be corrosive to his enormous ego.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 10, 2023 3:30 pm

m0nty says: April 10, 2023 at 2:40 pm

Berka, no one believes Crow is a lefty.

Yes. Exactly. When the majority of his statues are commies and you still don’t believe he’s a lefty then how can he be a neo-Nazi? The realtive quantities make no difference to his level of obsession?

Don’t waste your time.

Right again! Arguing with you is the only waste of time here.

Crow owns an extensive collection of swastika-laden memorabilia and Hitler artefacts. I don’t care what else he owns.

My hypothesis about you is now absolutely confirmed, almost word-for-word what I predicted.

Nazi collectors are Nazis.

That’s a tautology, true by your definition but not true de facto.

you would rather believe .. whatever random Crow paid lackey would tell you.

Silly me for working for free when I could be cashing that Crow bling.

The Hitler stuff is kind of a side show anyway.

What. 👏 A. 👏 Climb. 👏 Down. 👏

m0nty is hate first, dodge questions later.
Q.E.D.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 10, 2023 3:31 pm

Austria. Good for economists. Not so good for landscape artists with manifestos. In fact anyone with a manifesto should be given a wide berth. Disclaimer: my next bike would probably have been a KTM.

Delta A
Delta A
April 10, 2023 3:46 pm

Does me owning a Cuban cap with genuine Red Star on it make me a Communist?

I have a Chinese Mao cap with red star. Bought it in Guangzhou. The smiling shopkeeper asked if I’d like the change in Chinese money. “Oh, yes, thank you!” His smile widened.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 10, 2023 3:51 pm

I wasn’t asking anyone, I was telling you that Baker Finch lost an eye, and that’s why he disappeared from the Tours.

Bert Ironmonger took it during a pub fight.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 10, 2023 3:53 pm

The gruiniad inform me this is not funny and deliberately targets the disabled for ridicule.
You must not watch it.
One Nation video mocking NDIS condemned as ‘vile’ by disability advocates
People with Disability Australia and Advocacy for Inclusion have called for Hanson to withdraw the video and apologise

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

Get that, criticism of an orgy of spending is “vile”.
4 different disability advocate groups on tap to condemn the video..
Who pays for their little empires??

JC
JC
April 10, 2023 3:55 pm

Fatboy

I accept that it’s a little strange having statues of evil people in your backyard, but “strange” doesn’t make him evil too. You neglected to mention that he also had statues of Mao, Stalin, and some other assorted evildoers from the left. 
This makes your insinuation—that he’s a Nazi—arrive at a cul-de-sac. If he has Nazi sympathies, statues of Mao and Stalin would be the last thing he would place next to Hitler. It doesn’t make any sense from the angle you’re trying to peddle. What does make sense is his reason for having this sort of thing. He wants to be reminded of evil people and the evil they do. 

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 10, 2023 3:56 pm

Unless the end game of this really is a fascist coup

Possibly yes it is, but I can assure you it is not the classical liberals who are organising it.

Padding the profits of renewables companies and carbon credit traders and deploying soft power coercion on anyone arguing against them, despite there being no apparent actual problem with the human influence on climate. Sounds a bit fashy.
Using taxpayer money to bail out major banks when they fail to hedge risks prudently. Sounds a bit fashy.
Effectively mandating vaccines we didn’t need for a 0.1% death rate illness and shutting down and impounding use of any other effective medicine to pad the profits of big Pharma. Sounds a bit fashy.
Can’t really see the right wing being in a position to organise any of those past events, can you?

Is there any Cat who would not join m0nty in preventing a fascist coup?
Because I don’t think any of us want to see such a nefarious ordeal.

Cassie of Sydney
April 10, 2023 3:57 pm

“I’m not a fan of soros.
I’ve read many many accounts by survivors and what some people did to stay alive.
I’m not going to condemn a fourteen year old boy who was being hidden by a non Jew.
Both would have gone to the death camps if discovered.”

I don’t disagree. People did what they had to do to survive, I personally know of many horror stories. However Soros, over the years, has made light of his collaboration. This combined with his personal hostility towards Israel, Judaism and other Jews is well known, and he uses his money to actively undermine Jewish and Israeli causes. He’s a particularly sinister and creepy man.

There were other Jewish collaborators, such as Stella Goldschlag*. The thing is, most collaborators ended up being transported and gassed themselves, collaboration didn’t save you in the long run from the Germans, it simply bought time. What saved Soros’ life? The Russians arrived.

Goldschlag’s story is interesting because she survived the war, converted to Lutheranism and became an unapologetic anti-Semite, much like George Soros. Interesting isn’t it?

JC
JC
April 10, 2023 4:01 pm

One other thing. Crow is a very rich dude, and Thomas isn’t. I believe there’s nothing wrong with accepting a ride on a private jet and spending time on his boat if they were together. It appears they were. In other words, Thomas didn’t take a ride on the plane on his own and was only on the boat when Crow was there too.

I didn’t see you complaining that Bug-Eyes (AOC) accepted thousands of dollars in gifts to attend an event at the Met. One of the gifts was a dress costing several thousand dollars with “Soak the Rich” emblazoned on the back.

JC
JC
April 10, 2023 4:06 pm

Cass

Uncle George was big news in the 90s. But his extremism began around the time entered the White House. Something in his head just blew up. I suspect that his son is pushing the levers these days and he’s not involved. He’s his 90s.

I wonder if he really knows what’s even going on.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 10, 2023 4:14 pm

Just back from an Easter visit to my sister and BiL. He is a normal sort of lefty – can’t resist spouting lefty talking points.

He was dancing in place during Muellerween when at one point of the many the MSM were saying that Trump would be arrested within days. I did try warning him that for all the talk about it nothing had been revealed that suggested they had anything.

So, imagine my surprise when I went up this time and he never once mentioned the Bragg indictment. I take it the ABC has transmitted that this is likely a nothing burger – otherwise he would be leaving acrid yellow pools every time he sat still for more than 2 minutes.

He is one of those people who is certain Trump has committed numerous crimes, uses the claim to justify other claims, but seems not to have noticed that for 6 years the Democrats have expended vast resources to get him on anything, but have not been able to make a single thing stick, which does not even dent the narrative.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

JC says: April 10, 2023 at 4:01 pm
I didn’t see you complaining that Bug-Eyes (AOC) accepted thousands of dollars in gifts to attend an event at the Met. One of the gifts was a dress costing several thousand dollars with “Soak the Rich” emblazoned on the back.

Her crookedness is summarized here.
Furthermore it seems she assumed all of it was freebies & did not pay the small businesses & sole traders who helped to kit her out for the shindig.

Btw, it was “Tax the Rich” on the back of her dress – “Soak the Rich” is probably too intellectual for her voting demographic.

This is the same event at which she was mask-free, while the servants & waitresses had to be masked the entire duration – because Science.

Dot
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April 10, 2023 4:20 pm
  1. It’s a mail gaze of power because its a Mail gaze of power… PETER VAN ONSELEN: Deformed pets, three-eyed fish…

  2. The gaze of power is brought to you by a Mr Dutton. https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2024/06/20/02/86346803-13548855-image-m-26_1718847980065.jpg

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