Open Thread – Weekend 15 April 2023


A Game of Preference, Viktor Vasnetsov, 1879

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H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 4:42 pm

The wagyl takes a close interest in WA property developments. Ask Bondy if you can get hold of a ouija board.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 4:43 pm

The Hypersonic Missile Vulnerability That NO ONE Talks About

Bruce of Newcastle. Perhaps you are correct about the problems with hypersonic missiles. Sandboxx noted that the USAF prototype was prematurely cancelled, not enough development time. It also pointed out that the hypersonic cost 100 million+. For that cost 80 Tomahawks could be used and be more lethal.

johanna
johanna
April 17, 2023 4:45 pm

I’ve picked up a few books of Jeremy Clarkson columns at our leading bookshops (Salvos and Anglicare) and they are perfect bedtime reading – one or two and off to Nod.

I don’t always agree with him, but OTOH coming up with something to write about once a week is not easy, especially after a few years of doing it. A bit of sh** stirring is inevitable, not least after a big night, when inspiration is low and rancour is high.

Full marks for putting the ghastly local council under the spotlight for systematically killing off his every attempt to add value by having a shop and a restaurant (featuring local produce) at his farm. Oxfordshire is ultra-woke, and the luvvies who run the joint have no idea about farming or commerce. I don’t know if he will succeed, but he has certainly made them look like the dickheads that they are, to a wide audience.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 4:48 pm

Being banned from a strip club, FFS!

Curiously strip clubs are quite rigorous in maintaining dress standards. A number of us failed to gain entry to Browns in London on a bucks night in the mid 90s.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 4:52 pm

For the record, no trainers.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 4:52 pm

Mad Max style hellscape of people using wrong pronouns and raping dolphins before tying single use plastic bags over the heads of innocent wildlife.

Dolphins are pretty kinky, they’d probably be on board with it.

The US Navy Put Cameras on Dolphins And The Footage Is Revealing (14 Apr, via Instapundit)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 4:55 pm

The wagyl takes a close interest in WA property developments. Ask Bondy if you can get hold of a ouija board.

While you have the ouija board, ask Robert Bropho.

Frank
Frank
April 17, 2023 4:56 pm

Ms Thorpe has another four (or six?) years to go, this is going to be fantastic to watch. How many times will she go to rehab prior to some scripted rapprochement with the luvvies on the ABC before relapsing into shrieking drunken harridan mode again. Single handedly bringing Eveleigh St to the wider audience in unvarnished terms, hope she has good security.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 4:58 pm

Bruce of Newcastle. Perhaps you are correct about the problems with hypersonic missiles.

Not me John, I’ve said very little about hypersonic missiles since I haven’t read up on them and they don’t really interest me much. Keen on Elon’s gigantic rocket though. If my arithmetic is working it’s due to attempt launch 5 hours from now: 8am US EDT.

How to watch SpaceX’s 1st Starship space launch live online for free on April 17 (via Instapundit)

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 4:59 pm

mole

It would be terrifying to work out what % of commercial media money is from government/”charities” & QUANGOs.
Id estimate the local AM station would be lucky if private enterprise took up 50% of the advertising time.
Assigning them “50% government media” would be a start.

A couple of times, I had a quick count of pages in our local freebie paper.

Of the 32 pages, at least eight (three or four full pages, multiple half pages) were advertisements paid for by the local federal and state MPs and the local council. Add in some articles on the activities of the council, based on PR handouts, and a page of police reports, and at least a third was provided directly or indirectly by government.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 5:00 pm

Franksays:
April 17, 2023 at 4:56 pm
Ms Thorpe has another four (or six?) years to go, this is going to be fantastic to watch. How many times will she go to rehab prior to some scripted rapprochement with the luvvies on the ABC before relapsing into shrieking drunken harridan mode again. Single handedly bringing Eveleigh St to the wider audience in unvarnished terms, hope she has good security.

Hopefully(vainly?) someone will whisper to the police that at the first opportunity charge her with a criminal offense. Would that be sufficient to have her removed?

Dot
Dot
April 17, 2023 5:01 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up and causing harm to the surrounding environment and people.

Under the act, a person may not excavate, destroy, damage, conceal or in any way alter any Aboriginal site.

If convicted, Mr Maddox could be fined more than $20,000 and be sentenced to spend time behind bars.

Blasphemy?

Jorge
Jorge
April 17, 2023 5:01 pm

The AFL has a higher standard of behaviour for its players than the Senate for Senators.

Maxine’s strip club for gentlemen has a higher standard than the Australian parliament for its members.

Sounds right.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 5:02 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
April 17, 2023 at 4:58 pm
Bruce of Newcastle. Perhaps you are correct about the problems with hypersonic missiles.

Not me John, I’ve said very little about hypersonic missiles since I haven’t read up on them and they don’t really interest me much. Keen on Elon’s gigantic rocket though. If my arithmetic is working it’s due to attempt launch 5 hours from now: 8am US EDT.

How to watch SpaceX’s 1st Starship space launch live online for free on April 17 (via Instapundit)

Bruce we discussed it some months ago. I was in favour, you were not.

Morsie
Morsie
April 17, 2023 5:03 pm

The problem is that wokeness does not lead to declining profits or going broke. I read the other day that the new Coon cheese , Cheer is doing just fine despite all the protestations at the time.
I am sure Gillette has recovered as well.
Unfortunately we make a lot of noise on the right but unlike the Left who can really do a boycott , we don’t follow through.
BudLight may prove to be an outlier but reckon it will eventually go the same way.The buyers will return.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 5:03 pm

OTOH, there are usually three or four pages of private classifieds.

Vicki
Vicki
April 17, 2023 5:07 pm

Regarding Adam Creighton article in the Oz. Can someone with online subscription see if they can see if any comments are showing.
Last time I looked it was 509 but now showing none even though has the comments logo.

I don’t ever look at the comments to articles – but 509 seems a huge number to me. Not surprised if the management “cancelled” them!

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 17, 2023 5:08 pm

Jorge – if same or even a tiny level of same behavior was displayed by any Pollies to the right of Green/Teals/Labor it would result in instant arrest followed by months of ABC shrieking about Toxic behavior and demands for resignations.

Hypocrisy is the lefts consistent trait – prime examples being Bill Shorten & his alleged sexual assaults and bullying of Kimberley Kitchen by Albo’s lefty female gang.

Cassie of Sydney
April 17, 2023 5:09 pm

“I read the other day that the new Coon cheese , Cheer is doing just fine despite all the protestations at the time.”

Not sure that’s true. I think there might be some deliberate gaslighting there. It was only a few months ago that I read that “Coon”, now called “Cheer”, had suffered market and financial loss.

caveman
caveman
April 17, 2023 5:15 pm

Parliament is to blame for Idiot Thorpe, they could of censured her when she made a mockery of the oath. Listening to the Beetrooter today he reckons no one should be kicked out of Parliament, typical response from the grifiting pond scum, no standards no accountability no fuks given, what a great job.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
April 17, 2023 5:17 pm

I think my recent question on where the “Voice” elect will sit has been answered. Just build a big strip club in Canberra.

There seem to have been enough pollies visit them over the years, they seem to be a natural attractant for them.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 5:19 pm

Bruce we discussed it some months ago. I was in favour, you were not.

I don’t think it was me John. I read the occasional article on hypersonic missiles and etc. The air breathing scram engines are interesting but haven’t panned out so well…I think. I’m just not up with the field. I suspect Russia’s and China’s hypersonic missiles are just ordinary missiles that go very fast. ICBMs after all are able to reach orbital velocity. There’d be issues with targeting, fuzing and heat control I suppose. But I will reiterate – I just haven’t talked about them much if at all. I’ve probably wrote in this comment more about them that I would have in the last five years. Really think you were discussing them with someone else, like Eyrie maybe.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 5:19 pm

Morsiesays:
April 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm
The problem is that wokeness does not lead to declining profits or going broke. I read the other day that the new Coon cheese , Cheer is doing just fine despite all the protestations at the time.
I am sure Gillette has recovered as well.
Unfortunately we make a lot of noise on the right but unlike the Left who can really do a boycott , we don’t follow through.
BudLight may prove to be an outlier but reckon it will eventually go the same way.The buyers will return.

Several weeks ago I stated that the go woke go broke meme was a joke. Corporations aren’t doing this because of external pressure. They do their market research. I know someone who compiled, at considerable cost, a huge amount of research on the younger generations. Inclusivity is very high on their agenda. That’s the emerging market, corporations ignore it at their peril.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/cheer-cheese-remains-topselling-brand-after-coon-name-change/news-story/8250597190724e0a79217987fd7f1955

And a Coles spokeswoman also confirmed that “there’s been no impact to sales since the rebrand”.

Between 2018 and 2020, Coon was the leading brand with an 8.9 per cent market share, according to Euromonitor data.

In 2021, under the new name Cheer, it increased that share to 9 per cent, and 9.2 per cent in 2022.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 5:22 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
April 17, 2023 at 5:19 pm
Bruce we discussed it some months ago. I was in favour, you were not.

I don’t think it was me John. I read the occasional article on hypersonic missiles and etc. The air breathing scram engines are interesting but haven’t panned out so well…I think. I’m just not up with the field. I suspect Russia’s and China’s hypersonic missiles are just ordinary missiles that go very fast. ICBMs after all are able to reach orbital velocity. There’d be issues with targeting, fuzing and heat control I suppose. But I will reiterate – I just haven’t talked about them much if at all. I’ve probably wrote in this comment more about them that I would have in the last five years. Really think you were discussing them with someone else, like Eyrie maybe.

Fair enough old son. Me getting old, mem failures and all that. The Russian missiles are not modern hypersonics, just rebadged older missiles. The other issue that occurred to me is that at such high speeds, a tiny targeting error is a huge miss.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 17, 2023 5:29 pm

Bruce Pascoe, Very Much in the Black

Over at Quadrant

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 5:31 pm

Cross examination might be a bit difficult?
Again, don’t upset The Waugul.

Hawkie canned Coronation Hill for fear of unleashing Bula,
anyone heard a peep outta Bula since?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 17, 2023 5:32 pm

I know someone who compiled, at considerable cost, a huge amount of research on the younger generations. Inclusivity is very high on their agenda.

Given that the younger generations have been remorselessly propagandised by lefties for their entire lives, this may well be true.

The Çats may have much lower levels of inclusivity than the average. Certainly I am determined to exclude perverts and the insane from my own social circle, something very easily done I am glad to report. One merely has to tell the truth. Just as Latham did, for example.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 5:34 pm

John – I ain’t no spring chicken either! They do sound logical developments to me for attacking US carrier groups with nukes. US anti-missile defense tech has improved a lot, so it’d be in the interest of both Russia and China to find a way to overcome that. Hypersonic speed plus a chunky nuke would do it.

For use in Ukraine with conventional warheads I would think they’re probably a bit pricey. You could buy a hundred slow Iranian drones for one of them, and quantity is its own quality – especially when antiaircraft missiles probably cost a lot more than one of the drones.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Vicki says: April 17, 2023 at 5:07 pm
I don’t ever look at the comments to articles – but 509 seems a huge number to me. Not surprised if the management “cancelled” them!

The comment count under that article currently stands at 770 comments.

cohenite
April 17, 2023 5:34 pm

That fu.king skank sharri got stuck into Deves and her run to replace Molan. Sharri intones after Deves defends her position about the trannies and kiddie groomers that sure Deves did that but did it in a way which insulted people. What fu.king people: the tards in the libs or the groomers?

caveman
caveman
April 17, 2023 5:34 pm

Sharri must have it in for Deves. Odd interview, not a fan of Sharri.

johanna
johanna
April 17, 2023 5:36 pm

Hopefully(vainly?) someone will whisper to the police that at the first opportunity charge her with a criminal offense. Would that be sufficient to have her removed?

No, and nor should it be, John H. What are you doing here?

caveman
caveman
April 17, 2023 5:36 pm

Oh ,that’s a snap

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 17, 2023 5:37 pm

If you think you just felt a goose (or ghost of a Swan) walk across your grave..

RBA needs to ‘change the way they go about things’ including interest rate changes, Jim Chalmers says
Treasurer says he will engage with opposition and crossbench on legislative changes around central bank

I seem to recall reading he was in favor of union/wukkas rep being added to the board..

The central bank and governor, Philip Lowe, need to “change the way that they go about things” including interest rate changes, the treasurer, Jim Chalmers, has said ahead of the release of long-awaited reviews into the Reserve Bank and the welfare rate.

At a Canberra press conference on Monday, Chalmers said this week would see the finalisation of “many, if not most, of the remaining decisions” in the federal budget, which is due to be released on 9 May. The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and many other ministers are in Canberra this week for budget meetings.

The review into the RBA will be released within days, the treasurer said, adding that he had already spoken to Lowe about its findings, and would soon engage with the federal opposition and crossbench as its recommendations would require legislative changes.

“My view is that the recommendations should be beyond party politics in this building … I genuinely want this to be bipartisan*,” he said.

“There are some that would require the governor and the board to change the way that they go about things at the bank.”

*Because nothing says “bipartisan” like letting the Mos Elsey cantina of a crossbench get involved.
Words matched by “bite the mattress im going in dry” to inspire terror.

cohenite
April 17, 2023 5:37 pm

Steve Hilton sums up what the world lost when Trump was cheated and the senile pervert biden got in. First 10 minutes. If you’re not worried yet you will be after watching this. And bear in mind the senile traitor has 2 years left,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFwEF1qhLnI

chrisl
chrisl
April 17, 2023 5:38 pm

In Vino Veritas
Or in Lidia speak
In Woodstock Truth (you w#$&* c @#*)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 5:43 pm

? “When we’re cropping, when we start up the machine and get ready to crop, we do a ceremony for that as well.”

From Top Ender’s link to the Quadrant article on Bruce Pascoe.

Any of my farmhands, dancing round the seeding rig, waving a smoking branch, would find themselves hauled off to the looney bin, in very short order.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 5:46 pm

John H

Fair enough old son. Me getting old, mem failures and all that. The Russian missiles are not modern hypersonics, just rebadged older missiles. The other issue that occurred to me is that at such high speeds, a tiny targeting error is a huge miss.

Waaaaay back in the 1980s, the Soviets had an air to surface anti-shipping missile. It flew very high, beyond the slant range of the then SAMs for most of its flight, and was supersonic. When close to the target, it dived at it near vertically, and at supersonic speed. Even if hit by close in defence systems, the fragments would wreak havoc with aerials of all kinds, and damage the superstructure.

The hypersonic bit is a performance boost to that type of missile, but targeting a moving target on the final phase could be difficult, as once committed to a hypersonic dive, I wonder how manoeuverable they would be? Without a broad area warhead, a miss may be as good as a mile?

Pogria
Pogria
April 17, 2023 5:46 pm

Cohenite,
Sharri (stupid bloody name) Markson is the Australian equivalent of Ben Shapiro. Said all the right things until the TV gig came along. Then the real person came out.
I had read good things about her here, on the Cat, so watched her one night. I thought either the fans at the Cat were on the magic mushies, or I had the wrong person. No, it was her, she sucks.

John H.
John H.
April 17, 2023 5:48 pm

DrBeauGansays:
April 17, 2023 at 5:32 pm
I know someone who compiled, at considerable cost, a huge amount of research on the younger generations. Inclusivity is very high on their agenda.

Given that the younger generations have been remorselessly propagandised by lefties for their entire lives, this may well be true.

The Çats may have much lower levels of inclusivity than the average. Certainly I am determined to exclude perverts and the insane from my own social circle, something very easily done I am glad to report. One merely has to tell the truth. Just as Latham did, for example.

Education standards have fallen so low that many graduates in the humanities are little more than human examples of ChatGPT. Not thinking, just regurgitating. Tragic. By making tertiary studies more inclusive we have unleashed generations of sheep who claim moral and intellectual superiority over the rest of us. Problem is, at present they are winning.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 5:48 pm

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/aborigines/2022/07/noel-pearsons-nations-and-the-nightmare-at-aurukun/

Seems the Uluru “Statement from the Heart” – “Voice, Treaty, Truth” was down to Noel Pearson.

Tom
Tom
April 17, 2023 5:53 pm

Sharri Markson’s attack on Katherine Deves tonight was disgraceful.

It appears to me to be a chick thing that’s more to do with oestrogen levels than principle.

As a mother of three, Deves is a more mature defender of commonsense and Markson should recommit to listening to her guests, not talking over them like Andrew Blot.

As Ted Whitton would sat, Markson needs to have a good long look at herself.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 5:54 pm

Education standards have fallen so low that many graduates in the humanities are little more than human examples of ChatGPT.

Liberty quote!

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 17, 2023 5:55 pm

John H> Chat GPT 4.0 is way smarter than 99% of Arts grads and its capable of real creativity. Much cheaper to buy 10 subscriptions to the Plus service and give them to existing staff than bother with hiring & training a brainwashed Arts grad nowadays.

Roger
Roger
April 17, 2023 5:57 pm

Seems the Uluru “Statement from the Heart” – “Voice, Treaty, Truth” was down to Noel Pearson.

Including the plagiarised parts.

Bear in mind also that Pearson was baptised, raised and educated as a Lutheran Christian. This is significant because of the odd, ahistorical presentation of “indigenous spirituality” in the document, even though that “spirituality” is key to the argument about aboriginal connection to the land.

Pogria
Pogria
April 17, 2023 5:58 pm

As Ted Whitton would sat, Markson needs to have a good long look at herself.
Tom,
all she does is look at herself. The only interest she has is in herself. Everything she says is through the lens of how awesome she is when she is pontificating.

johanna
johanna
April 17, 2023 5:58 pm

No.

John H is Chat GP for ‘conservative’ sites.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 5:59 pm

Bruce Pascoe, Very Much in the Black

Over at Quadrant

Bruce Pascoe has made fools out of a lot of people, and demented idiots out of a few.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 6:07 pm

The sad thing Johanna is that science graduates are increasingly human examples of ChatGPT also.
Some of the woke stuff that Instapundit, especially, reports on STEM education makes me furious. I’m sad for the rapid decline of our civilization.

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 6:07 pm

Salvatore:

The prosecution claimed the works, which included the removal of a large amount of silt from the Boyagerring Brook running through his property, disrupted the Waugul — a rainbow serpent central to Noongar mythology.
The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up and causing harm to the surrounding environment and people.

This is Australia’s Xhosa Crisis where a nation succumbs to demagoguery and destroys itself.

Cassie of Sydney
April 17, 2023 6:10 pm

“Sharri Markson’s attack on Katherine Deves tonight was disgraceful.”

Thanks for the warning, have just got home. Won’t watch her.

Funny isn’t it, two of the biggest bitches to attack Deves are Maiden and Markson.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 6:15 pm

John H

By making tertiary studies more inclusive we have unleashed generations of sheep who claim moral and intellectual superiority over the rest of us. Problem is, at present they are winning.

And are both utterly committed to the leftard world view, and unemployable outside the bureaucracy. Not a good combination.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 17, 2023 6:19 pm

Think of it as evolution* in action:

Mosman councillor Libby Moline has taken aim at Mosman High School students who she claims are often glued to their phones while crossing busy streets outside the Military Rd campus.

Her comments were made during a council meeting where a majority of councillors supported plans for a new pedestrian zebra crossing outside the school gates.

Ms Moline said there were already four zebra crossings in the area, and the proposal to build a fifth would be “overkill”.

“This is the most ridiculous suggestion to put this pedestrian crossing when there are already four crossings on Military Rd,” she said. “These kids walk out in front of you – they don’t even look up, they’re young adults who are 13-18 years olds and you’re treating them like babies. It’s helicoptering.

“Why can’t they look left and right, then cross the road? “We do not need another pedestrian crossing for these student. Honestly it’s just pathetic.”

Daily Tele

* = Oath of Fealty – 1981 SF novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 6:26 pm

Oath of Fealty

Fine story. I especially liked the diving board.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 17, 2023 6:31 pm

Oh come onsays:

April 17, 2023 at 1:59 pm

Board of Inquiry into Bruce Lehrmann trial hears relationship between police and prosecutors was ‘beset by tension’ from outset

Mr Sofronoff used his opening remarks to reflect on whether the term ‘Victims of Crime Commissioner’ might infringe upon the presumption of innocence.

It doesn’t infringe upon the presumption of innocence … if … and it’s a yuuuge if … if the said Commish stays the f@ck out of the criminal process unless and until a conviction has been recorded.
Until that point we have no victim.
We only have a “complainant” and a “defendant”.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 17, 2023 6:32 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 6:33 pm

Maxine’s strip club for gentlemen has a higher standard than the Australian parliament for its members

Less rooting in strip clubs, too.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 6:35 pm

don’t upset The Waugul.

The Waugul will, if you’ve been naughty, creep up on you in your sleep and sprinkle mutton on your face.

Don’t say you weren’t told.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up

This needs to be repeated, publicly & often.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 6:37 pm

Trouble at mill.

‘Diminished both his legacy and the subject matter’: Penny Wong rebukes Paul Keating over his attacks on her ministerial work (Sky News, 17 Apr)

Graham Richardson: Voice to Parliament likely to get up but it won’t change the lives of Aboriginals ‘at all’ (Sky News, 17 Apr)

I love Labor on Labor biff, especially from emeritusses like Keating and Richardson. No one could ever say Graham is gutless for telling truth to power like this.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 6:37 pm

Andrew
41 minutes ago
Ms Thorpe was trying to discuss issues at 2:45am, in what appears to be a highly intoxicated state. She made about as much sense at that time as she has on any other occasion.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 17, 2023 6:37 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 6:38 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up

Unless sufficient amounts of cash are paid to the custodians of the land, in which case the Waugul will return to its natural state – i.e., lubed up like Lidia Thorpe at a strip joint.

johanna
johanna
April 17, 2023 6:38 pm

I just listened to a ‘remastering’ of a classic Led Zeppelin song by self appointed remaster expert Jimmy Page. It muted the magnificent drums and (well, well) brought up the guitar.

Then, I read that P G Wodehouse is being ‘re-mastered’ by experts in case somebody, somewhere is being being offended by something.

Hang on to your hard copies, people.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 6:39 pm

Niels
1 hour ago
Vote Yes for the Voice and hundreds more Lydia Thorpe clones will pop out of the woodwork as “advisors” or “consultants” they will out of sheer spite, shut the nation down because this is the power the Voice will confer on to them.

Before you vote at the referendum have an image of a ranting Lydia Thorpe uppermost in your mind.

1557 comments so far.

Roger
Roger
April 17, 2023 6:40 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up and causing harm to the surrounding environment and people.

Given an appropriate period of time to account for natural hydrological variations, that hypothesis is testable.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 6:41 pm

Mr Sofronoff used his opening remarks to reflect on whether the term ‘Victims of Crime Commissioner’ might infringe upon the presumption of innocence.

You need to be careful with such subjects at ACT dinner parties. I expect that horse has already bolted.

cohenite
April 17, 2023 6:42 pm

‘Activist’ Bureau of
Meteorology fuels climate
politics
MAURICE NEWMAN

Almost a decade ago, in September 2014, The Australian published a series of
reports questioning the methodology of the Bureau of Meteorology. It revealed
startling claims that the BOM was wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its
own propaganda. These reports centred on temperature adjustments and the fact
private meteorologists could not satisfactorily replicate the bureau’s so-called
“homogenisation” process.

In 2017, thanks to the diligence of scientist Jennifer Marohasy, the bureau was
caught red-handed regulating temperatures to keep them above a predetermined
minimum, including at least two NSW automatic weather stations. And she
continues to question why perfectly good raw data is manipulated to turn a cooling
trend into a warming one.

Dr Marohasy is not alone. Independent auditor Ken Stewart has studied thousands
of records and has consistently demonstrated the BOM has a case to answer,
accusing it of frequent data manipulation, which improbably cools the past to warm
the present.

When asked to explain its methodology, the BoM’s standard practice is to stonewall.
This fortress mentality runs deep and slavishly adheres to the international global
warming agenda.

This has been apparent since the first Climategate emails were leaked in 2009. East
Anglia University’s Phil Jones referred to Australia “inventing” the December 1995
monthly value. There was also reference to Australian scientists who “would like to
see the section on variability and extreme events beefed up if possible”.

For climate catastrophists, the bureau’s land temperatures are obliging. Indeed, the
BOM couldn’t wait to declare January 7, 2018, Sydney’s hottest day, only to correct it
when it was advised that the now closed Richmond weather station had
experienced a higher temperature in 1939.

The bureau also stands accused of giving Mother Nature an occasional helping
hand. Consider the time it placed a solar panel pointed at Sydney’s main weather
station at Observatory Hill, only for it to mysteriously disappear after questions
were raised by The Daily Telegraph. Nevertheless, its strategic placement raised
concerns about whether it was there to avert – for the first time in 163 years of
Sydney Observatory monitoring – the temperature failing to rise above 32C for an
entire year. It maintains a similar practice with thermometers adjacent to airport
runways and carparks, atop sugar loaders and next to air conditioner units. No
wonder it consistently records higher temperatures than more accurate lower troposphere
satellites and weather balloons.

Today the bureau has become an activist, simultaneously publishing reports and
giving media interviews claiming a temperature increase of 1.5C would devastate
the planet. Meanwhile, the bureau’s chief executive, Andrew Johnson, maintains the
“integrity of its records is at its core”, a claim that has as much credibility as “there is
no bias at the ABC”.

But why the secrecy? The bureau claims it has more important things to do than to
provide data. But surely its methodology is not commercial-in-confidence?
Indeed taxpayers, who pay more than a million a day for this agency, have a right to
know. The integrity of historical temperature data has a direct bearing on
government policy and people’s budgets.

As The Australian’s Graham Lloyd reveals – after more than three years of
investigation and the intervention of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – scientist
John Abbot’s FOI request for parallel data to be released has been granted.

This is the first time measurements using updated electronic probes in automatic
weather stations, alongside mercury thermometers, could be independently
analysed.

The bureau has long claimed the readings are identical but now we know
measurements using the new electronic probes at the Brisbane Airport site could be
reporting temperatures up to 0.7C warmer than those taken using a traditional
thermometer at the same time at the same site – a dramatic difference.

The bureau is in denial. But analysis of the released data shows that across the
three-year period, probes returned temperatures higher than the mercury
thermometers placed alongside them 41 per cent of the time. Once again, the
bureau’s credibility and, indeed, its integrity are in tatters. Any claims it now makes
about unprecedented climate events must be treated with utmost suspicion.

For years Dr Marohasy has argued the Australian data is not WMO compliant, and
the latest information suggests she is right. Yet the scorn she and Dr Abbot have
endured for daring to question the validity of Australia’s climate records is shameful.
In 2015, former PM Tony Abbott called for a thorough review of the BOM. But then
environment minister Greg Hunt deflected the task to a bureau-friendly panel.

Eight years on, governments are still hostage to the bureau; afraid to question the
data lest it invalidate the rationale behind their emissions reduction policies.
British author and journalist Christopher Booker predicts: “When future
generations look back on the global warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing
will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records –
on which the entire (global warming) panic ultimately rested – were systematically
‘adjusted’ to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data
justified.” Indeed.

What the parallel data from Brisbane Airport shows is that there are problems with
the temperature data even before it is adjusted. We now know the transition from
mercury thermometers to probes in automatic weather stations has created its own
discontinuities. With the planet not behaving like models predicted, this means
government emissions abatement policies are based on hot air.

JC
JC
April 17, 2023 6:42 pm

Tickler

What’s going on at the Lollipop Cat? He ought to close it down as it’s an embarrassment. Basically it’s mh talking to himself 90% of the time.

I’m guessing you’re back here because he booted you again. If so, don’t grovel (again) and apologise. Man up a fraction. 🙂

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 17, 2023 6:44 pm

Whatever amounts Lydia is being paid to boost the “NO” vote to Labors Canbeera Voice, its worth it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 6:44 pm

Less rooting in strip clubs, too.

Allegedly.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 6:45 pm

Let me guess, they’re going to close their meat section and sell only bugs and tofu?

Woolworths’ major in-store change to promote sustainability (Sky News, 17 Apr)

That’s the Sky mainpage version of the headline, which amused me, but the actual story headline is even sillier: “Woolworths to remove plastic bags from stores in remaining three states in a move to ‘complete their national journey’”.

Okaaay, a national journey to…remove plastic bags. Best wishes in your great quest Wokeworths.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 6:48 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up

Why not? The High Court would probably buy it.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 17, 2023 6:53 pm

JCsays:
April 17, 2023 at 6:42 pm
Tickler

What’s going on at the Lollipop Cat? He ought to close it down as it’s an embarrassment. Basically it’s mh talking to himself 90% of the time.

I’m guessing you’re back here because he booted you again. If so, don’t grovel (again) and apologise. Man up a fraction. ?

Booted once.

I got drunk and angry at a certain Big-Pharma supporting individual. His rules, I broke them.

Now you know.

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 6:53 pm

Mushrooms are finally up. I know my ordinary field mushies, but I also have what I am 99% sure are Pine Forest mushrooms. I have eaten them many times but have never collected them in the wild myself. Will be having them identified by a local tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I loooove the Pine mushrooms!

Know the pine forest mushrooms well and have collected many baskets over the years, the best time is after a rain between March and Anzac Day. I have even pickled the saffron milk caps. Also saw some in Europe in October 2019 when walking in a pine forest.

Saffron milk caps

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 17, 2023 6:53 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up

If the area has ‘silted up’ then removing some of the silt is surely doing the Waugul a favour?

Seems though that all the Waugul would like is a big bag of munni for hurt feelings. He’d also like to make the white colonialist take down his culvert and thus ruin access to his home. And maybe reflect on the coming Voice in prison for a while. Lots more Waugul coming in The Voice, you can count on that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 6:56 pm

Does Dovercat have a policy on posting while drunk? Enquiring minds and all that …

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 6:58 pm

And maybe reflect on the coming Voice in prison for a while. Lots more Waugul coming in The Voice, you can count on that.

He’s facing nine months in gaol. The betting in agricultural circles, in Western Australia, is that the Voice will just about render agriculture non – viable.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 6:58 pm

Or would a footnote containing the number of Woody cans visible without leaving your chair suffice?

johanna
johanna
April 17, 2023 6:58 pm

Who has his 50th in a strip club, BTW?

Probably the local dentist or soliccitor.

As you were.

So-called ‘journalists’ are off at the latest ‘influencer’ event, featuring skin care products from a rare cactus sourced from somewhere in South America. Plenty of free booze and biodynamic food.

What strip club?

Editors and journalists of the ‘Truth’ must be creating new sites for kale to be planted.

Frank
Frank
April 17, 2023 6:59 pm

Allegedly.

Caravan in the back alley, technically off premises.

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 7:00 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

Not sure that’s true. I think there might be some deliberate gaslighting there. It was only a few months ago that I read that “Coon”, now called “Cheer”, had suffered market and financial loss.

One of their factories was closed in the US, putting 70 odd wukkas out of a job.
I bet admin didn’t lose any.

Dot
Dot
April 17, 2023 7:01 pm

The problem is that wokeness does not lead to declining profits or going broke. I read the other day that the new Coon cheese , Cheer is doing just fine despite all the protestations at the time.
I am sure Gillette has recovered as well.

Really? Their market share increasing by a fraction of an amount could be merely because of recent high inflation and they are not a premium brand. They are owned by Saputo, who are majority Canucks (and likely cucked). I doubt most people would know a Saputo product if they saw one.

As for “Gillette”, it is Proctor & Gamble that needs to be boycotted.

Braun
Venus
Fairy
Febreze
Head and Shoulders
Olay
Oral B
Pantene
Vicks

All commonly purchased in Australia.

Kraft Australia introduced what was then called Red Coon cheese in 1931. The coon name derived from the work of Edward William Coon of Philadelphia who developed a technique of ripening cheese using humidity and high temperatures, which became known as the “cooning” method.

Hagan spent 22 years of his life working on this. His reward is wasting 22 years and not damaging society in any other way.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 17, 2023 7:01 pm

He’s facing nine months in gaol. The betting in agricultural circles, in Western Australia, is that the Voice will just about render agriculture non – viable.

Time to succeed then. Why you guys put up with Canbra pubes is beyond me.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 7:04 pm

Daily Mail.

EXCLUSIVE: Massive twist in Lidia Thorpe strip club stoush as astonishing CCTV footage emerges showing rogue senator repeatedly ripping into man on the street – despite her saying she was ‘provoked’ – with a friend desperately trying to drag her into a waiting cab

CCTV shows Ms Thorpe repeatedly walking back for more
A friend tries to drag her into can before she starts filming

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 17, 2023 7:07 pm

A lot is going to have to go right during Australia’s decades-long journey to net-zero electricity without tripping the kind of energy crisis that was only narrowly averted in the NEM last winter. Passing the Liddell test would be a good omen.

In engineering, things don’t just go right. They go right when you do the hard work to make them go right.

cohenite
April 17, 2023 7:07 pm

Bolta redeems himself: strip club which has banned thorpie has higher standards than federal parliament.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 17, 2023 7:10 pm

The only one who wouldn’t back down was the person who wrote the weight limits for the aircraft/flight. Probably our favourite organisation CASA.

CASA no longer takes that sort of responsibility. They pass it to the private citizen engineers.
CASA are like a gang of brigands living off the work of honest people.

Roger
Roger
April 17, 2023 7:10 pm

Lots more Waugul coming in The Voice, you can count on that.

Apropos that comment, it’s worth repeating that, according to the Commonwealth’s own figures, indigenous interest in the land, through one form of legal title or another, covers c. 57% of the continental land mass and that is figure growing (I’ll have to check re Tasmania and other islands).

The potential to disrupt economic and other activity on land and sea conducted by non-indigenous folk is already real, as was recently demonstrated with the closure of an NT fishery at short notice.

It will only be amplified by the Voice.

This is not mere “noise”, as Greg Craven recently opined on his self-serving piece in in The Weekend Australian.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 17, 2023 7:11 pm

Politics really does attract psychopaths.

MatrixTransform
April 17, 2023 7:12 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water

I wonder, would a subpoena scare it from the water?

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 7:12 pm

Evidently, no-one has told these clowns it’s a well-known scientific fact that wokeness is a short-cut to bankruptcy — which they would have found out years ago had they not had their heads up their arses.

What I am horrified at is that most if not all of these high flyers, VPS and CEOs are thirty-something. Where are the mature and older leaders who got these corporations to be the top?

If you have the whole leadership of all businesses from the one generation which is as woke as they can be you are going to lose. And lose they did and yet refuse to admit it. What is ominous is that most super funds are invested in these business that have chosen the kamikaze way.

MatrixTransform
April 17, 2023 7:14 pm

Cross examination might be a bit difficult?

snap!

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 7:16 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

They do sound logical developments to me for attacking US carrier groups with nukes. US anti-missile defense tech has improved a lot, so it’d be in the interest of both Russia and China to find a way to overcome that. Hypersonic speed plus a chunky nuke would do it.

Lets go back to basics. A 1 Mt mine laid in front of a carrier in a restricted waterway a few days before the fleet goes through will be undetectable. Mines can be set to detect and identify a particular ships noise as a routine addition.
1 Mt even a mile away from a carrier will set up a tsunami that will sink it.
Failing that, a 400Kt warhead on a torpedo once launched will sink anything near it.
So while everyone is looking for hypersonic ‘carrier killers’ the vulnerability is under the waves and nearly silent.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 7:17 pm

It’s a game of cat-and-mouse to try to figure out how to install and use a modern TV simply for FTA broadcast television without Google taking over the device and your TV watching you.

This might explain what happened to me recently. My service provider, TPG, rang to offer me higher download speed at a lower price. All I had to do was switch my modem to a wireless model. My internet access is wired and I switch on wireless only when I need it (mainly to download books).

When I said no thank you the caller sounded rather peeved but it took me a while to work out what was going on.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 17, 2023 7:19 pm

H B Bearsays:

April 17, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Being banned from a strip club, FFS!

Curiously strip clubs are quite rigorous in maintaining dress standards. A number of us failed to gain entry to Browns in London on a bucks night in the mid 90s.

Nothing but a straw-boater and a checked waistcoat?

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 17, 2023 7:21 pm

Lets go back to basics. A 1 Mt mine laid in front of a carrier in a restricted waterway a few days before the fleet goes through will be undetectable. Mines can be set to detect and identify a particular ships noise as a routine addition.
1 Mt even a mile away from a carrier will set up a tsunami that will sink it.
Failing that, a 400Kt warhead on a torpedo once launched will sink anything near it.
So while everyone is looking for hypersonic ‘carrier killers’ the vulnerability is under the waves and nearly silent.

Agreed, it’s also one of the things that has always worried the American fleet was Russian submarines.

Also consider, it is probably quite possible to make long range underwater drones, similar to Iran’s kamikaze drones.

A decent amount of those could present many issues.

Cassie of Sydney
April 17, 2023 7:21 pm

“Really? Their market share increasing by a fraction of an amount could be merely because of recent high inflation and they are not a premium brand. They are owned by Saputo, who are majority Canucks (and likely cucked). I doubt most people would know a Saputo product if they saw one.

Correct.

Roger
Roger
April 17, 2023 7:22 pm

In breaking news…

UK PM Rishi Sunak has declared that women don’t have penises.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 7:24 pm

Nothing but a straw-boater and a checked waistcoat?

Headwear can often prove to be a problem.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 7:25 pm

UK PM Rishi Sunak has declared that women don’t have penises.

Now THAT would have been an interesting focus group.

Cassie of Sydney
April 17, 2023 7:26 pm

“UK PM Rishi Sunak has declared that women don’t have penises.”

What a far-right, white supremacist Nazi.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 7:27 pm

Lets go back to basics. A 1 Mt mine laid in front of a carrier in a restricted waterway a few days before the fleet goes through will be undetectable.

There’s the problem Winston. It has to be laid in front of the carrier.

Minefields are statistical equations. The ocean is big. Really really big. You can do them by guessing where a ship needs to go then lay a minefield in that location. But with 1 Mt nukes? You’ll swiftly run out of money, and uranium, trying to do that.

Stealthy underwater drones are a way to go, yes, but a Mach 10 missile is going to be quite hard to stop. Sometimes brute force beats stealth.

MatrixTransform
April 17, 2023 7:28 pm

John H is Chat GP for ‘conservative’ sites.

I love John H’s garbled arguments from authority

who says AI can’t wank?

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 7:30 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 17, 2023 7:30 pm

Time to succeed then.
We did secede once. Or, at least we voted to, but the bugmen weren’t having it.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 17, 2023 7:30 pm

The potential to disrupt economic and other activity on land and sea conducted by non-indigenous folk is already real, as was recently demonstrated with the closure of an NT fishery at short notice.

It will only be amplified by the Voice.

Marxist wrecking which is its main purpose.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 7:31 pm

Curiously strip clubs are quite rigorous in maintaining dress standards

For the most part, this is correct. Keeping away the riff-raff, while at the same time letting in those more likely to recreate with the odd nose beer – and therefore more likely to spend cash on the lappies.

In recent years, however, the King Street strip in the Melbourne CBD seemed to have a ‘no TapOut T-shirt, no entry’ code.

cohenite
April 17, 2023 7:32 pm

No, bolta is still a piece of shit. The and that emaciated ostrich sheridan agree that Marjorie Taylor Green is symptomatic of a rising tide of right wing extremism.

Roger
Roger
April 17, 2023 7:34 pm

UK PM Rishi Sunak has declared that women don’t have penises.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is, for the first time, not returning our calls.

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 7:35 pm

caveman says:
April 17, 2023 at 5:34 pm
Sharri must have it in for Deves. Odd interview, not a fan of Sharri.

Sharri was good on a couple of issues and was given her current gig on the strength of that. As soon as she bared her teeth at conservatives I stopped watching.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 7:36 pm

His journey into understanding reality.

Dr John Campbell’s Descent into Darkness

Vicki
Vicki
April 17, 2023 7:38 pm

Mosman councillor Libby Moline has taken aim at Mosman High School students who she claims are often glued to their phones while crossing busy streets outside the Military Rd campus.

Go Libby!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 7:41 pm

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is, for the first time, not returning our calls.

Sir Keir says only 99.9% of women don’t have penises.
He got in trouble for that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 7:41 pm

In recent years, however, the King Street strip in the Melbourne CBD …

Possibly the most likely place to be caught in a drive-by after Friday drinks.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 7:46 pm

When I first heard about this the other day I seriously wondered if it wasn’t a missile. I wouldn’t put it past them.

‘Explosion kills 18,000 cows,’ reports say, and no questions asked

Vicki
Vicki
April 17, 2023 7:50 pm

All this disparagement of the Waugal – which I know as The Rainbow Serpent.

I love this guy! I have a beautiful bark painting of the big fella in a perspex frame at the farm. Our valley is often called the “valley of the rainbow serpent” as we have a frequent rainbow form in the middle of the valley – which, from our perspective, appears in our middle paddock.

I instinctively feel it is the omen of good times. Don’t know whether this conforms to the mob’s beliefs.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 7:53 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 7:55 pm

I instinctively feel it is the omen of good times.

Mr Maddox, who the Waugul/Rainbow Serpent is dragging through the courts, may not share that view.

rickw
rickw
April 17, 2023 7:56 pm

Japan’s leaders have tried numerous pro-natalist policies to arrest the decline. This includes more money for child care, longer maternity and paternity leave, and paying mothers a lump-sum of 500,000 yen (about $3,700) per baby. Nothing has worked.

No imagination, didn’t try cheaper beer. I remember Akko, Yuko and Hira getting quite feisty on free beers courtesy of me, Akko in particular. The fact that I remember their names is an indicator!

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 8:00 pm
Gabor
Gabor
April 17, 2023 8:01 pm

H B Bear says:
April 17, 2023 at 6:56 pm

Does Dovercat have a policy on posting while drunk? Enquiring minds and all that …

Number of comments would half immediately.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 8:01 pm
Pogria
Pogria
April 17, 2023 8:01 pm

Does Dovercat have a policy on posting while drunk? Enquiring minds and all that …

Pissed as the proverbial newt right now. Still know who’s crap and who’s not. Sharri Markson sucks.

Pogria
Pogria
April 17, 2023 8:02 pm

Going back to my previous comment, Rita better watch her back.

Razey
Razey
April 17, 2023 8:10 pm

After the ‘Voice’ gets up, all land will be converted to 99 year leases then handed back to the freeloading Abo’s.

You will own nothing and be happy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 8:12 pm

Murals with drawings of Christ and Virgin Mary discovered in northern Sudan

Not surprising since Athanasius kept on being exiled there.
Currently Sudan is experiencing a small war.

Sudan battles intensify on 3rd day; civilian deaths reach 97 (17 Apr)

There can be only one!

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 8:13 pm

Indolent says:
April 17, 2023 at 7:46 pm
When I first heard about this the other day I seriously wondered if it wasn’t a missile. I wouldn’t put it past them.

‘Explosion kills 18,000 cows,’ reports say, and no questions asked

It was collected methane, 18,000 cows make a lot of it. I would first investigate the ventilation system.

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 8:16 pm

Indolent says:
April 17, 2023 at 7:54 pm
The Fed, Bank of America and Hordes of Corporate CEOs Are All Warning That a Recession Will Happen This Year

So what are they doing about it? Aren’t they responsible at least partially?

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 8:18 pm

John H:

By making tertiary studies more inclusive we have unleashed generations of sheep who claim moral and intellectual superiority over the rest of us. Problem is, at present they are winning.

Then they will inherit an intellectual desert and call it ‘woke’.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 17, 2023 8:22 pm

The prosecution’s statement of facts states that any alteration to the Waugul’s home could scare it from the water, causing it to dry up

What two bob lawyer presented this fairy story to the court as a “statement of fact” and why didn’t the court clerk tell the fool to bugger off and throw nearby objects at the clown as he ran for cover?

I cannot believe this is a serious court case.

We are doomed.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 17, 2023 8:23 pm

Format fail. The italics are mine.

The Wagyl spooked me.

Frank
Frank
April 17, 2023 8:27 pm

‘Explosion kills 18,000 cows,’ reports say, and no questions asked

That’s a lot of cows, an awful lot of cows.

For the sake of efficiency, cleanup might involve the crew that took care of that whale with dynamite.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 8:31 pm

What two bob lawyer presented this fairy story to the court as a “statement of fact” …

If they get Bruce Pascoe up as an expert witness hold on to your hats.

Pogria
Pogria
April 17, 2023 8:32 pm

Kenny has been showing the footage of some ugly old sheila calling Dutton’s remarks a dog act. He’s blathering on about how the ALPBC is calling for Dutton and Jacinta to report child abuse to the Police.
What’s the point when even the Magistrates up there state that “when a twelve year old girl asks for a smoke from a group of abo men in their twenties, she knows what to expect”.

When the Great Man, Fred Hollows was working in Queensland to try and fix dreadful eye diseases which were endemic amongst the local Abos, the Queensland Government stopped any reporting on The Great Man’s Work as, if the information became Public Knowledge, it could “hurt Tourism” in their state. This was in the Seventies. Nothing has changed. The “White Abos” would love to ring-fence the darker ones ala “Planet of the Apes” to use when necessary for their own ends. They don’t give a rat-f#ck how many of those children die from neglect, rape, bashings, venereal disease etc. They are zoological exhibits to be used when expedient.

I will try to find the info that I read years ago about the number of children under the age of ten whom suffered from any STD you have ever heard of and then some. This was over forty years ago. There were also eyewitness accounts of ten year olds running down 3-5 year olds to sexually abuse them because that’s all they ever knew themselves. In the street, not caring who saw them.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 8:33 pm

The Wagyl spooked me.

Run!

No, not to the water!

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 8:34 pm

Mr Maddox, who the Waugul/Rainbow Serpent is dragging through the courts, may not share that view.
What did the duck say?
Bad Luck.
He’s pissed off The Waugul.
What’s the real story on this bloke?
I’m thinkin’ he’s built formwork for a causeway, then poured 250 cubes of crete in, thinkin’
I’ll show The Waugul who’s boss roun’ heeyah.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 8:34 pm

The latest in the Brittany saga should be quite useful for anyone needing a refresher in criminal procedure. Or in Groogs case, some much needed basics.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 8:40 pm

When the Great Man, Fred Hollows was working in Queensland to try and fix dreadful eye diseases which were endemic amongst the local Abos, …
What was great about him, apart from being a relentless publicity hound?
Anyway, it’s Trachoma.
Called Sandy Blight, caused by a diet of sugar, simple carbs, and not much else.

Frank
Frank
April 17, 2023 8:43 pm

Polymath status confirmed then.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 17, 2023 8:47 pm

There is no running from the Wagyl. It is now 3000kms long.

He/she/it/they/them first popped up in the old Swan Brewery in Perth on land reclaimed by debbil- debbil whitey and since then has been spotted at numerous exploration sites, mine sites, cattle stations and up North as far as the Ord River and the (now closed) Argyle diamond mine.

The Wagyl can be soothed with liberal applications of Munni.

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 8:52 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:
The Stonefish torpedo/mine.
If we have them, I cannot see why China or Russia do not have them.
Couple one to a 400Kt nuke. Put it in a restricted waterway like the straits of Malacca, or the Sunda Strait where US carrier fleets route from Pacific to Indian Ocean.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 8:52 pm

Was it The Waugul that stopped Forrest building a feedlot that dumped effluent into a pristine river?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 8:53 pm

In a move that should come as no surprise, Twiggy has now replaced the wagyl at the old Swan Brewery.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 8:54 pm

Was it The Waugul that stopped Forrest building a feedlot that dumped effluent into a pristine river?

No. You’re thinking of Captain Detmers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 8:56 pm

He found a scab Waugul to do the job for half the price?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 9:00 pm

Couple one to a 400Kt nuke. Put it in a restricted waterway like the straits of Malacca, or the Sunda Strait where US carrier fleets route from Pacific to Indian Ocean.

No US admiral worth the brains of a sea cucumber would sail through the Sunda Strait in war time.
There’s a lot of sea. Especially for ships using nuclear propulsion.

The Russians’ Poseidon system is a potential game changer though. Although MAD still works, which I’m sure Mr P and Mr X are entirely aware of.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 9:00 pm

Winston

Lets go back to basics. A 1 Mt mine laid in front of a carrier in a restricted waterway a few days before the fleet goes through will be undetectable. Mines can be set to detect and identify a particular ships noise as a routine addition.
1 Mt even a mile away from a carrier will set up a tsunami that will sink it.
Failing that, a 400Kt warhead on a torpedo once launched will sink anything near it.
So while everyone is looking for hypersonic ‘carrier killers’ the vulnerability is under the waves and nearly silent.

Using nukes that big is excessive. A wake-homing torpedo with a large HE warhead will do the job quite adequately.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 9:02 pm

The collection of essays “The Young Menzies:Success, Failure, Resilence 1894 – 1942” makes good reading.

Most Australians know how Menzies acquired his nickname “PigIron Bob”, during a dispute over the loading of pig iron bound for Japan, in 1938. It seems that, when the strikers wrote to John Curtin, seeking support, he talked to them “like they were naughty boys” and told them that, if Labor was in Government, “they would still have to load the pig iron. Pages 104 – 105.

On 9th May, 1939, well after Germany’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, Curtin argued that he understood how the German people could accept that National Socialism had delivered them economic safety, when the people of the democracies were queuing for the dole. Pages 105 – 6.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 9:04 pm

I’m thinkin’ he’s built formwork for a causeway, then poured 250 cubes of crete in, thinkin’

You really do know fvck all, Grogarly.

Indolent
Indolent
April 17, 2023 9:10 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
April 17, 2023 9:11 pm

Was it 400 cubes?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

You really do know fvck all, Grogarly.

Factcheck status: True

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 17, 2023 9:14 pm

Was it 400 cubes?

Of gypsum, sure. Poisoned that waterway to all get out.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 17, 2023 9:17 pm

Grandpa Ed Simpson

He’s pissed off The Waugul.
What’s the real story on this bloke?
I’m thinkin’ he’s built formwork for a causeway, then poured 250 cubes of crete in, thinkin’

You are not capable of thinkin’. All that you can do is troll, mindlessly.

Winston Smith
April 17, 2023 9:26 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

No US admiral worth the brains of a sea cucumber would sail through the Sunda Strait in war time.
There’s a lot of sea. Especially for ships using nuclear propulsion.

We’re not at war Bruce.
Think it through – the Chinese are getting pissed off at the Freedom of Navigation ships going between Taiwan and China.
What better way to stymie them than to have a US Carrier Fleet have an ‘accident’ in a restricted waterway, claim the US is too careless with its nukes and forbid the FoN exercises between China and Taiwan? All the nations in those waterways would ban all military shipping immediately.
China wins and the US gets the blame for the explosion.
It’s about plausible deniability for China.
I’m sure Sun Tzu has a rule for this kind of subterfuge.

Dot
Dot
April 17, 2023 9:32 pm

1,000,000 Wild Cubes
A Calcium Carbonate River Runs Through It
Kings in Cement Castles
A Town Called Portland
Gypsymipolli
Odd Angry Shotcreter
The Chant of Jimmie Labourer
40,000 mPa
M*E*S*H

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 17, 2023 9:36 pm

Was it 400 cubes?

Of gypsum, sure. Poisoned that waterway to all get out.

Small bit of science. The asteroid that did for the dinosaurs fell onto a vast layer of gypsum.
Which turned into SO2 gas and occluded the atmosphere for some years.
Chemistry is paleontology.

Rob MW
Rob MW
April 17, 2023 10:01 pm

The first big step towards division – (FOI) 17/04/2023

The Voice is a package deal.

That’s a fact.

The Albanese Government has been very clear that they are committed to implementing the full Uluru Statement, which includes “Treaty” and “Truth Telling”. Attorney General Mark Dreyfus said the Voice was a “first step” towards those things.

And thanks to the Freedom of Information Act we can now see what’s in the package deal.

It’s proof that the Voice really is about division, it really is about putting race at the centre of our politics, and it puts us on a path to dismantling Australia as we know it.

The FOI revealed the secret documents from the Uluru Dialogues that informed the Referendum Council’s final report and the Uluru Statement from the Heart which is the justification for the divisive Voice referendum.

rickw
rickw
April 17, 2023 10:11 pm

Great fun, Great Plains rifle:

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

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 10:13 pm

which includes “Treaty” and “Truth Telling”

Who’s truth? Stories my Nanna told me?

“Me bin see that big (Name deleted), and all his mob, rode down to the waterhole, and they just shot the blackfellas, just the same way you’d shoot a dog.”

Er, (Name deleted) had been dead for two years at the time..

Crossie
Crossie
April 17, 2023 10:21 pm

Just saw that Harold Scruby has been scammed out of $700,000. I call it poetic justice as this man has campaigned to lower speed limits throughout the city which resulted in millions in fines.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 17, 2023 10:25 pm

Judge’s secrecy call on Bruce Lehrmann legal application

By Stephen Rice
NSW Editor
@riceyontheroad
9:25PM April 17, 2023

In an unusual move, the judge who presided over Bruce Lehrmann’s rape trial published her reasons on Monday for continuing to suppress material about the case even after the trial had been abandoned.

On December 2, on the day chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold said the trial would not continue out of concerns for Ms Higgins’ mental health, ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucy McCallum suppressed the nature of an application made by Mr Lehrmann’s then counsel, Arthur Moses.

The application was made by Mr Lehrmann’s lawyers on November 22, supported by an affidavit, after the trial was abandoned due to juror misconduct but before the DPP announced on December 2 he would not retry Mr Lehrmann.

Justice McCallum made orders prohibiting publication of the content of the application and the affidavit. She said there was “a cogent reason” for continuing the suppression order – namely, Ms Higgins’ medical condition.

“I have no doubt that any further exacerbation of the level of media attention directed to her carries a risk to her life,” Justice McCallum said.

“Based on my assessment of the application and the affidavit, it is my firm view publication of that material would give the media a new story or a new slant that would inevitably result in further harm to the complainant (Ms Higgins).”

It is unclear why Justice McCallum chose to publish her reasons on Monday, more than four months after making the order. It is also unclear why Justice McCallum has continued a non-publication order about the nature of the November application some five months later.

Several senior criminal lawyers told The Australian they were surprised the suppression orders over the nature of the application, and the material to support it, remained in place.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 17, 2023 10:26 pm

Perth Cats-
any must-do’s for kids in the city these holidays?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Method: aimless channel surfing – without any scientific or statistical rigour applied.
Medium: Television, both FTA & Sky
Search: Reality TV
Conclusion: Every channel has tonight run – seemingly on endless loop – the latest episode of the unscripted but fair dinkum Real Senators of the Australian Parliament.

Except one channel – guess which channel has not mentioned the Melbourne statement from the Arse?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 17, 2023 11:12 pm

Caught the Sharri Markson interview with Catherine Deves. She was clearly out to attack Deves and might as well have been the ABC.

Not impressed with Markson and not much interest to listen to her show.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 11:26 pm

Perth Cats-
any must-do’s for kids in the city these holidays?

Stay out of my way.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 11:28 pm

Plenty of lumps under the Brittany rug (no pun intended).

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 17, 2023 11:32 pm

The Senate is the actually the closest thing to Constitutionally recognised reality TV. Proportional representation MAFS.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Bourne1879 says: April 17, 2023 at 11:12 pm
Caught the Sharri Markson interview with Catherine Deves. She was clearly out to attack Deves and might as well have been the ABC.

Just caught up with it myself.
Ms. Markson went for her like a rabid dog. She certainly went waaaay beyond “holding a politician (candidate) to account”. Quentin Dempster will be jealous.

You’re not wrong, Mrs. Deves would have gotten a much fairer hearing from the ABC.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 18, 2023 2:12 am
rosie
rosie
April 18, 2023 3:04 am

I read the Scruby article. He took them to court and recovered his money.
Beware chasing ‘green’ investments on the internet.
Seems a lot of people think they are too cluey to bother going into their bank branch or speak to a financial adviser about investing their money just need to speak on the phone to people called ‘Mark Taylor’ or ‘Dave Warner’ with plummy English accents.
That Doris took CBA on re her $260,000 and lost.
I think most,if not all, tellers would be very reluctant to transfer $260,000 to a random account for a customer.
We aren’t told exactly how she organised the transfer.

rosie
rosie
April 18, 2023 3:20 am

We don’t need a Geelong Fast Rail or an Airport Fast Rail.
All the Andrews Rail projects are green fantasies anyhow.
How’s the loopy loop one going?

rosie
rosie
April 18, 2023 3:26 am

Samantha Ratnam
@SamanthaRatnam
The Victorian Labor Government has a choice in this State Budget.

They can slash vital health services and axe public sector jobs, or they can make the profiteering big banks and corporations pay their fair share.

Far from a difficult decision. #Spring

Greens for the smarts, shareholders should pay Victorian income taxes!
Big Bank! Big Corp! Big Bad!
Incidentally I suspect Ms Thorpe, respected elder, mother and grandmother has more money to spend now she’s no longer a Green iirc they tithe their elected representatives.
Also no surprise she has limited assets, was declared bankrupt in 2013 with $700,000 in debt (might have been spouse caused).

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