Open Thread – Tues 18 April 2023


The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Caravaggio, 1601

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  1. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The latest Pauline Hanson “Please Explain” Video – The Woke Mind Virus.

    Absolute Gold (again).

  2. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    KD has done it again …

  3. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Steve tricklersays:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    The frogs are going off. They’d have to be burrowing under fence lines to get a root.

    The frogs could not get under any fence line. The only line they know of is way back away from the front line. The British Commonwealth Armies saved their arses in 2 World Wars.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perf’s pre-eminent SF bookstore

    I haven’t set foot in the cbd of Perth for some years – which SF bookstore would that be?

  5. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Ducked in to Perf’s pre-eminent SF bookstore the other day, got a copy of Caliphate by Tom Kratman.

    Available for free online for Kindle.

    Any list of all time great SF that doesn’t include Heinlein and the incomparable Poul Anderson isn’t for real.

    Lizzie might really like Anderson’s ” The Queen of Air and Darkness”.

  6. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    April 21, 2023 at 5:48 pm
    Mr Case, I’d like you to consider the detonation of an Israeli nuclear device 300m under the Twin Towers.

    Okay.

    Hypothetically, of course.

    What’s your hypothesis, Cletus?

    Oi, idiot features, I am the one and only Cletus the Illustrious. Keep your nicknames straight.

  7. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    The mushrooms growing out of Albo’s nipples were nice touches.

    Good Lord, today’s Cat has been emotional torture. Albo mushrooms are right up there with frozen tomato paste tranny pessaries.

    Come, blessed forgetfulness of McWilliams Royal Reserve…

  8. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The placards are spot on:

    Feminism is anti-trans

    End coal and gas immediately – f*ck the economy

    Change the constitution who cares?!

    Although I’m very disappointed the chainsaw wasn’t utilised. ?

  9. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Rabzsays:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:51 pm
    The latest Pauline Hanson “Please Explain” Video – The Woke Mind Virus.

    Absolute Gold (again).

    That is so funny. But now back to the reality. Right now, we are Farked.

  10. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    James Morrow’s US Report on Sky is a rubbish program these days, nothing but anti-Trump and that is not just him but from most of his guests. If that’s what he is about the I could just as well watch any free to air or their ABC. It’s a good thing Rowan and Rita keep him in check on The Outsiders.

  11. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Oops – credit goes to Tommy for first posting it.

    After the Latho “stating the bleeding obvious about homosexual acts” imbroglio, nice to see One Nation just getting on with it regardless.

  12. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    Dot says:
    April 21, 2023 at 6:39 pm
    Where have people in Eastern Ukraine gone as refugees? Not to Russia, but to western Europe. Just because they speak Russian does NOT mean they invited Russian irregular forces to infiltrate their provinces and create a state of lawlessness.
    Every single province in 1991 voted for Ukrainian independence. Yes votes for disputed provinces:
    Donetsk Oblast 83.90%
    Luhansk Oblast 83.86%
    Sevastopol City 57.07%
    Crimean ASSR 54.19%

    According to some reports, approximately 2.8m Ukrainians have travelled into Russia since the conflict began. To be fair, there are also other reports that almost half (1.2m) were forcibly repatriated which seems extraordinary as it effectively means almost 100,000 people per month were forced to relocate into Russia. I find that very hard to believe and if nothing else, why? Why import people that will be socially disruptive? Or lock them up meaning shelter, feed, guard them? Or import them and then let them go in which case they will only return to the Ukraine and the cycle begins again. No, the high number of forced repatriation alleged by some in the West (parroting the Ukrainians) cannot be correct. This isn’t post WW2 and Russian retribution on German POWs and others who found themselves delivered to gulags in Siberia.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/1312584/ukrainian-refugees-by-country/

    As for the figures you quote, the percentages are the voter turnout rates – not those in favour of independence. In Sevastopol for example, 57% voted yes but from only 38% of eligible voters. Crimea was 54% of 37% of eligible voters. Luhansk was 83% of 68% whilst Donetsk was 83% of 64%. Not quite as overwhelming as intimated.

    Following the vote, when the Ukraine came into being as a sovereign nation, the Crimea was granted special autonomous status. It had its own President, constitution, parliament, made laws applicable only within the Crimea, exercised rudimentary “border” controls of those coming in/out from the Ukraine, etc. Then, in 1993, the central Government in Kiev abolished the Crimea’s special status, cancelled the constitution and dismissed the parliament. Crimeans were enraged and Moscow protested but could do nothing at the time – except remember and wait.

  13. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Johnny Rottensays:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:52 pm
    Steve tricklersays:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    The frogs are going off. They’d have to be burrowing under fence lines to get a root.

    The frogs could not get under any fence line. The only line they know of is way back away from the front line. The British Commonwealth Armies saved their arses in 2 World Wars.

    They’ve just flicked off like someone flicking a switch. Bed time for them. Happy to hear them in the burbs.

  14. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Steve trickler says:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    The frogs are going off. They’d have to be burrowing under fence lines to get a root.

    It’s not frogs, it’s crickets. They are very loud this year and sound just like frogs. There are dead crickets all around the house, I use surface spray which does work to some extent. The crickets are also skittering away when I cut the grass. I have not seen so many crickets in my life.

  15. JC Avatar
    JC

    The war has been going on since 2014 with the USA and NATO behind the whole thing with the UKR Army having a go at Eastern Ukraine (which is Russian speaking and with Russian people).

    Yea, Xi makes similar claims about Taiwan.

  16. P Avatar
    P

    Thanks Rabz, it certainly is a good one.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of wild critters, much bouncing on Cafe roof tonight.

    Young Mz Brushtail arrived, received some bread and a carrot. Then young Mr Brushtail arrived. This is quite the domestic controversy since he is her brother. Which isn’t preventing him from following her around like a puppy.

    Both are scions of elderly Lady Brushtail, who has moved on to a different territory, thereby leaving the Cafe to her daughter.

    I think she’s decided he smells wrong, so his amorous intent is stymied. I assisted by bribing him with bread-and-carrot too. But they’re still bouncing around on my roof as I write. Love is love, in the natural world.

  18. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    OK – once more for the uninquisitive partisan dullards among our beloved j’ismist fraternity.

    Teats Peanuthead has been busy “attending to” his newest mistress since late December last year, you f*cking lazy staggeringly stupid collectivist frauds. She’s front and centre in Teats’ NPC bloviating last Tuesday (hint, she’s the one in ostentatious white, prominently placed right under his Lawreyesque nose).

    Breaking this story will see both of them go down in flames. Massive conflicts of interests.

    Get out there and start reporting it, or I will, FFS.

    No more warnings, you useless f*cks.

  19. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Crossiesays:
    April 21, 2023 at 9:08 pm
    Steve trickler says:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    The frogs are going off. They’d have to be burrowing under fence lines to get a root.

    It’s not frogs, it’s crickets. They are very loud this year and sound just like frogs. There are dead crickets all around the house, I use surface spray which does work to some extent. The crickets are also skittering away when I cut the grass. I have not seen so many crickets in my life.

    Dipshit!

  20. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    April 21, 2023 at 7:51 pm
    Ol’ Sancho was vergin’ on a Racism/BadWhites bender earlier over the 6 year old and her parents that were shot after a bucket’ball landed in some redneck’s yard.
    Latest on the story is the victims are White and the shooter is Black.

    Grandpa Ed Simpson

    And exactly why do you think that that excludes racism from the equation? Do you take the view that it impossible for other races to display racism against whites? Or are you simply stupid?

  21. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Rabz says:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:51 pm
    The latest Pauline Hanson “Please Explain” Video – The Woke Mind Virus.

    Absolute Gold (again).

    You are right, it’s brilliant. Thanks for the link.

  22. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Rabzsays:
    April 21, 2023 at 8:51 pm
    The latest Pauline Hanson “Please Explain” Video – The Woke Mind Virus.

    Absolute Gold (again).

    Fake comfort. Logic doesn’t make woke heads explode. They are utterly impervious to it.

  23. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Teats Peanuthead has been busy “attending to” his newest mistress since late December last year, you f*cking lazy staggeringly stupid collectivist frauds.

    What? The aristocratic Chloe is being cheated on?

  24. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The joys of having once been a “Scamberra Insider”.

    I fled the cesspit six years ago to the day and have not looked back, until now, as I’d like to right a wrong, as pointless as that might seem.

    If you’ve ever wondered why this country is circling the drain, then look no further than our quisling political/meeja/braindead bureaucrat caste – they’re akin to the blowflies that hover around and feed off a massive festering cowpat.

  25. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    What? The aristocratic Chloe is being cheated on?

    Yep. Hopefully the “Hell will have no fury concept” is about to be invoked.

  26. Dot Avatar

    As for the figures you quote, the percentages are the voter turnout rates – not those in favour of independence. In Sevastopol for example, 57% voted yes but from only 38% of eligible voters. Crimea was 54% of 37% of eligible voters. Luhansk was 83% of 68% whilst Donetsk was 83% of 64%. Not quite as overwhelming as intimated.

    Following the vote, when the Ukraine came into being as a sovereign nation, the Crimea was granted special autonomous status. It had its own President, constitution, parliament, made laws applicable only within the Crimea, exercised rudimentary “border” controls of those coming in/out from the Ukraine, etc. Then, in 1993, the central Government in Kiev abolished the Crimea’s special status, cancelled the constitution and dismissed the parliament. Crimeans were enraged and Moscow protested but could do nothing at the time – except remember and wait.

    They could have voted NO, but decided to stay home.

    “We’ll wait until Russia invades and kills our part time countrymen because we couldn’t be bothered turning up to vote”

    If 37% of eligible voters voted yes in Crimea, then only 32% said no.

    A wise move to get rid of the autonomous Parliament, Putin would have used that to justify his vainglorious imperialism.

    So did Putin give them their Parliament back? Are they enjoying autonomy yet?

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What? The aristocratic Chloe is being cheated on?

    There’s almost something Biblical, isn’t there?

  28. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Teats Peanuthead has been busy “attending to” his newest mistress since late December last year, you f*cking lazy staggeringly stupid collectivist frauds.”

    Rabz, we will talk about this on the weekend.

  29. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    Johnny Rotten says:
    April 21, 2023 at 6:32 pm
    Incorrect. The war has been going on since 2014 with the USA and NATO behind the whole thing with the UKR Army having a go at Eastern Ukraine (which is Russian speaking and with Russian people).

    Started before that. Former US President Clinton gave the State Department ‘free reign’ to bring as many of the ex-Soviet nations into NATO as possible although many needed little convincing after decades under USSR rule.

    Each time the Russians protested about the encroachment but NATO (USA) had growing visions of an isolated Russia with NATO at their doorstep. Meanwhile, nobody had their eyes on China as it was a ‘developing nation’ and a thoroughly useful place to manufacture Western products cheaply.

    Then, something strange happened.

    The relationship between Russia and China became much closer as Russia acted to fortify their economy. President Putin didn’t wake up one morning in February 2022 and decide to invade Ukraine – there is a boatload of history about this and the re-taking of Crimea in 2014 (post Maidan) was just the first overt military step in something that has its genesis a decade before.

  30. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    Bookshop is White Dwarf, Albert Facey House near the Wellington Street green cactus Art.
    …my knowledge of Perth is now fairly narrow.
    Tits Peanuthead must have something in his pants which is truly magnificent. It’s hard to understand the rising star status which was granted to him by the AWU, Pratt, Labor, Their ABC, Chloe Parkin-Shorten nee Bryce, and now whichever bird he’s covering.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Started before that.

    Yep. Shoigu publicly said in late 2021 that it’d be nice to re-establish the Soviet empire. The context for that remark was the 30 year anniversary of the takeover of South Ossetia. I suspect the Ukrainians might’ve noticed this, and also noticed the several Russia tanks flying large Soviet flags during the first few weeks of the war. Sometimes the Russians like to politically shoot themselves in both feet.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bookshop is White Dwarf, Albert Facey House

    Thank you.

  33. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Stevie T at 9.15:

    Dipshit!

    Are you not aware, sir, that crickets affected by BOM directed weather beams sound like frogs?

    Heed the calls of the cricketfrogs, because they are also a much more effective predictor of earthquakes than Minnesota accountants.

  34. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    Dot says:
    April 21, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Sure, it was a huge miscalculation to stay at home and not vote.

    When all this is over, I thoroughly recommend Crimea to your ‘to do’ list as a destination. It has very attractive landscapes with lovely welcoming people, old buildings, nice beaches, plenty to see and do etc. And if you’re into WW2 history, it is a rock solid gem. But it is also Russian, Russian, Russian. Solidly and unmistakably. I’m surprised that almost anybody voted ‘yes’ in Crimea.

  35. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Dipshit.

  36. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    Politics is Hollywood for ugly people … in Canbra.

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, “Sliante” to all you mob.

    Currently reading a very good book “Hunting the Viet Cong – the Counterinsurgency Campaign in South Vietnam 1961- 63.” – one of those, written with access to the Viet Cong’s own documentation. The much despised Diem Government came far closer to crushing the Viet Cong then they were ever given credit for – large areas of South Vietnam were under Government control before the coup in 1963. The myth of the Viet Cong as the gallant little bunch of Robin Hoods, fighting for their independence, is exploded – they were extremely violent and savage towards their own people – beheading civilians, mutilating children and destroying schools and hospitals were all considered legitimate tactics. Interesting reading.

  38. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    Anyhooo, kalinichta yatou. Off to blues improv nite, which I’ll need a fair bit of Coopers XPA to get excited about.

  39. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Spoonmantle currently living up to their reputation against the Western Bulldogs.

  40. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Miranda Devine: This might be the breakthrough Biden story

    Except it won’t be. Until the (alleged) next one.

    If “they”* got away with the 2020 fraud (which they did) then fuggeddabooditt.

    Consoivatives – this Century’s Donkee Otees.

    *Yeah, yeah, collectivists.

  41. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “But it is also Russian, Russian, Russian. Solidly and unmistakably. “

    Correct, and if it isn’t Russian, it’s Tartar. Crimea is not and has never been Ukrainian. It was Khrushchev in the 1950s who transferred governance of Crimea to Ukraine, not thinking that the Soviet Union would ever fall apart.

  42. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Enjoy, Wally.

  43. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    Meh. I’m only into scandiwegian math metal right now, like the incomparable Kvelertak. Gotta love a band with their own theme music.

  44. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    This is the sort of important shit the police do

    NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna at a school camp last month.

    /sarc

  45. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    The appearance of those elusive Grampian Nazis at the Let Women Speak rally in Melbourne a month ago was a very deliberate hit job, orchestrated and planned with the connivance of the Victorian police and government.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Last man standing: How Rat of Tobruk Tommy Pritchard kept his promise to a dying mate to outlive them all

    By JAMIE WALKER
    Associate Editor
    @JamieWalkerOz
    10:00PM April 21, 2023
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    It has to be you, Tommy Pritchard’s dying mate told him. You have to be the last Rat standing, the one who soldiers on when the rest of us are gone.

    “Can you do that for me, cobber?” 101-year-old Alf Jackson asked gently, soon before his death.

    Pritchard said he would try his best – and that turned out to be good enough because he’s it now, all that is left of Australia’s fabled Rats of Tobruk, those unassuming heroes who forged a new chapter of the Anzac legend on a baking North African shore in World War II. One by one his friends and old comrades who used to meet up at Tobruk House in Melbourne have bowed out. Jackson in 2020 in the teeth of the pandemic; Ted Stone, 100, in June 2021, followed soon after by John Campbell, also 100; Don Simpson, 102, and Joe Darley, 99, in January 2022; Geoff Pullman, 103, last November.
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    Incorrigible Ernie Walker, the lone survivor of the NSW contingent, died at 106, earning a salute in parliament from Anthony ­Albanese. When Harry Crick, 104, went earlier this month Pritchard knew he had fulfilled his promise. A modest man who avoids the limelight – he was more likely to be in the background laughing than cracking the jokes that would enliven any get-together of the Rats – Prichard, 101, has ­always been reluctant to broach the war outside their brotherhood.

    His own family has only snippets of what he endured as an ­ambulance driver during the epic 242-day siege of Tobruk in 1941, as the mainly-Australian garrison withstood everything the Germans and Italians threw at them, and later in New Guinea defending the homeland from potential Japanese invasion. Speaking on his behalf, daughter Judy Dorber said: “He’s a very private person … not at all interested in publicity. He would rather focus on those who are gone than himself.

    Once up to 16,000-strong, the Rats have led the fadeout of the great generation that fought, died and sacrificed in WWII. Of the million-odd Australians who pulled on a uniform between 1939 and 1945, fewer than 4600 ­remained as of January 1 with an average age of 98, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

    That number is projected to thin by another 800 by mid-year and will be down to barely 2000 in December 2024. By the end of 2025, the end will be in sight: barely 1300 WWII veterans will live to mark the 80th anniversary of the guns falling silent.

    Pritchard’s friend Lachlan Gaylard, the 21-year-old secretary of the Rats of Tobruk Association, said Australians needed to hear their stories while they were around to tell them.

    “We’re losing the pillars of our society as we know it,” said the young man who has interviewed hundreds of old Diggers between working in his parents’ bakery. “These men did great things and you have to remember that unlike the First World War, the war was on our doorstep in WWII. A lot of the Rats went on to serve in New Guinea and the Pacific.”

    For the first time this Anzac Day there will be none attending anywhere, at services and marches next Tuesday.

    In Sydney, where 102-year-old Rat of Tobruk Dennis Davis marched last year, only four months before his death in ­August, six veterans have said they will front the crowds.

    But the RSL in Adelaide is expecting to have up to 25 on hand while in the national capital 101-year-old Les Cook is insisting on tackling the climb to the Australian War Memorial under his own steam.

    “He’s marching, mate,” said John King of the RSL’s ACT branch. “I will be on one side to make sure he doesn’t fall and his grandson will be on the other side in case he goes that way.”

    Pritchard will tune in from his care home in Melbourne, where he is recovering from the broken hip he sustained in a recent fall.

    The old boy is as tough as nails, as you would expect. But he counts himself as nothing special and declined countless requests to speak to the media about his new-found but unwanted status as the last Rat.

    No doubt he will be thinking about the promise he made to his boon companion, Alf. Though they evidently didn’t cross paths during the war, the ex-soldiers grew close on returning home. They were two of a kind: quiet, thoughtful men who had similar jobs in Tobruk; while Pritchard ferried the wounded from the frontline to the army field hospital in town, Jackson steered trucks packed with medical supplies around the heavily bombed and shelled perimeter.

    Two or three days before his death in 2020, aware that he didn’t have long left, Jackson asked his family to get Tommy on the phone. During the moving goodbye he told Pritchard that he had to be the “last man standing”; it was his dying wish and Pritchard should do all he could to honour it. “Can you do that for me, cobber?”

    Judy Dorber said she was chuffed for her father. “I’m very proud and amazed that he’s the last, and that he’s got this inner strength that has kept him going,” she said.

    One of the few stories he had shared was of his encounter with the revered Australian Army surgeon, Ernest “Weary” Dunlop in Tobruk.

    The great man was standing outside the hospital in his blood-splattered operating whites, waiting for the ambulance to pull up. “What have you got for me today, boys?” he enquired cheerfully, clasping his hands.

    Sir Ernest’s granddaughter, Diana Dunlop, said: “I love this. It speaks to the … Australian larrikin character that got them through those terrible times.”

    She will march on Tuesday in memory of her late granddad and all those he served with in the Middle East and Java, where the Japanese took him into captivity in 1942, putting him on his way to become a hero to PoWs on the notorious Burma railroad slave-labour camps.

    “Of course it’s upsetting that they’re leaving us,” Dunlop, 27, said of the WWII generation.

    “But gosh they have done well. They really are great Australians and it’s important that we hear their amazing stories from the horse’s mouth.”

  47. Dot Avatar

    Started before that. Former US President Clinton gave the State Department ‘free reign’ to bring as many of the ex-Soviet nations into NATO as possible although many needed little convincing after decades under USSR rule.

    Yeltsin and Clinton both went behind the back of the public in each nation and had to save face. Clinton had a waiting room. John McCain, Biden etc, did not like the “waiting room”.

    I’m surprised that almost anybody voted ‘yes’ in Crimea.

    More people voted yes than no. About an equal amount didn’t bother to vote at all.

    Crimea is not and has never been Ukrainian.

    Russia has some problems if claims are going to be made on historic terms.

    1915 map of Southern Russia and “Little Russia” (Ukraine) from Moscow (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology).

  48. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna at a school camp last month.”

    All part of the demonisation of private schools. Kings is a very good school.

  49. Dot Avatar

    Walli get back to us when you find Dimmu Borgir and Varg Vikernes.

  50. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Knuckle Draggersays:
    April 21, 2023 at 10:01 pm</strong

    I'd be to have have of all your bones broken before you flinched. Your're a wakner, KD. With that said, I'd be happy to share a meal with you.

  51. Dot Avatar

    “NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna at a school camp last month.”

    Is this real?

    …they were camping…

    …are we not allowed to eat animals we kill ourselves?

    What is this, a vegan police state?

    Animal cruelty is not good, but that is not what is being claimed.

    “Goannas are endangered!”

    Yes, so that untrained children can hunt them?

    …good to know some idiot might call the cops when I camping next and eat a rainbow trout I catch.

  52. Dot Avatar

    I’d be to have have of all your bones broken before you flinched. Your’re a wakner, KD. With that said, I’d be happy to share a meal with you.

    Bro this is psychotic, calm down.

  53. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I’d be to have have of all your bones broken

    By cricketfrogs?

    before you flinched.

    Because of the weather radar beams?

    Your’re a wakner, KD.

    This is an actual definition, from Urban Dictionary:

    Wakner
    The word to use when you don’t want to swear in front of your children.

    You’re so genteel, when you’re not calling women dipshits.

  54. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Dotsays:
    April 21, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    Not at all. He’s alright and your rush to judgment fits with MSM whores.

  55. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    ““NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna at a school camp last month.””

    All the boys have to do is claim to be indigenous.

  56. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna

    I’ve caught, killed and eaten a goanna.

    Oh God. I’m a Milat.

  57. Dot Avatar

    Sure, I’m a regular David Koch.

    I would self non continue/zero credit if I had that insufferable voice.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “NSW Police have launched an investigation after a group of senior King’s School students allegedly killed a goanna at a school camp last month.””

    All the boys have to do is claim to be indigenous.

    Is this a matter for the police in the first place?

  59. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Cats – I’m now barely into a four day weekend. Some (brief) ruminations on ANZAC Day and the pointlessness of war.

    Thanks to Eddles, I’m at a loss as to how my ol’ man with his Italiano surname wasn’t condemned to languishing in an internment camp from ’39 to ’43.

    Instead, he served with distinction as an Australian Army Captain and frontline field surgeon in New Guinea from 1943 until his final assignment in a massive field hospital in Cape York from ’44 to ’46.

    WW2 was an absolute abomination. The worst of humanity and then some.

    If Satan has ever blatantly emerged onto this earth, it was during the nayzees’ and the soviets’ rampage across eastern Europe from ’39 to ’45, when that demon was goading his earthly bound helpers to commit ever new excesses.

    Yet here we are, witnessing another conflict in Eastern Europe, ploughing the same old barely tilled ground.

    My view of the US has also changed irrevocably – to quote the Steyn: “The USA is harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend”, which is paraphrasing the Kissinger:

    “To be an enemy of the US is dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal”

    Then they all headed off to their comfy sinecures at the Henry Kissinger Peace Academy. 🙂

  60. Dot Avatar

    Mr Milat, now listen here, champ.

    I would have all of your bones broken you colossal cock smoker, but other than that, I’d gladly grab a pub grub burger and a schooner or three with you.

    ???

  61. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Indolent, April 21, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    Miranda Devine: This might be the breakthrough Biden story
    (viz:) New York Post columnist Miranda Devine says the “coverup” of the US President’s family’s “corruption” is similar to Watergate, following an IRS whistleblowers’ accusations of “preferential treatment” in the probe into the Hunter Biden’s tax affairs.

    Tax treatment? Devine is playing softball. Have we forgotten about the Biden admin’s decision to use the FBI to raid his main political opponent? Which one of these is really in the same vein as, and worse than, Watergate?
    Letting Hunter keep a bit more of his own money doesn’t seem quite as shocking compared to how Joe likes to earn that money and win elections.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks to Eddles, I’m at a loss as to how my ol’ man with his Italiano surname wasn’t condemned to languishing in an internment camp from ’39 to ’43.

    I can cite you those, with an Italiano surname, who languished in an internment camp, while their sons taught Mussolini’s army the art of soldiering in North Africa……

  63. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Mr Milat, now listen here, champ.

    Easy, big fella.

    I would have all of your bones broken you colossal cock smoker, but other than that, I’d gladly grab a pub grub burger and a schooner or three with you.

    Sure. I’d have a mixed grill and a beer with you. I’d be draped in your own intestines, but that would add to the ambience.

    champ

    *sob*

  64. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good Lord, today’s Cat has been emotional torture. Albo mushrooms are right up there with frozen tomato paste tranny pessaries.

    I must have missed that comment re pessaries.
    Yuk. This is taking their play-acting to extraordinary lengths.

    Completely mental.
    Like Anthony Perkins at the end of Psycho.

    For pity’s sake get these people out of our schools.

  65. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    If Old Bill is really playing the Lothario (again) it has to be the most spectacular self destruction since the last silly old goat – Barnabeee.

    What gets into them ?

    Older fellas tipping over the cliff of lust for youthful beauty. Goethe and a sixteen year old girl. Adelaide poet Geoff Dutton left his missus of many years for a young twenty something not long before his final stanza. Many others.

  66. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    ZK2A – one of my best mate’s ol’ man was a Sicilian who served in Abyssinia before being apprehended by the Ozzies during the North African campaign and sent to Oz, where he was imprisoned with other axis captives until the end of the war.

    He lived peacefully here once released, brought up a family and tended his mighty suburban garden until his death at the age of 97 in 2008. One of the most gentle, civilised and educated men I’ve had the privilege of knowing in my life. His olives were the best I’ve ever tasted.

    His son (who remains one of my best friends) that I’ve known since I was four, is now happily married to a womanage of Sicilian extraction, they live in Haberfield in a mighty Federation Pile with their lovely son and daughter, Johnny and Jess (both of whom are fluent in classical Italian).

    This is the immigrant story writ large, again. It should send hearts soaring.

  67. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cassie, check your email.

  68. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Older fellas tipping over the cliff of lust for youthful beauty. Goethe and a sixteen year old girl.

    The womanage in this case is 40.

    Exquisite, but that is irrelevant.

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bro this is psychotic, calm down.

    S’ok. It’s Friday nite. Everyone’s a little bit oiled up for the long weekend.
    Just hanging out and tossing the world around a bit. Nothing serious.

    Sleep tight, lovelies. My bed and book calls.

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rabz, a song.

    Not all smoke comes from a real fire, just the broken heart’s embers.

    As they say, this too will pass. Better days are ahead.

  71. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    Thanks to Eddles, I’m at a loss as to how my ol’ man with his Italiano surname wasn’t condemned to languishing in an internment camp from ’39 to ’43.

    There could be some hints here: Wartime internment camps in Australia

    See also the Transport voyage of the HMT Dunera to Australia. aka ‘The Dunera Boys’.

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