Open Thread – Weekend 22 April 2023

Fireworks in the Park, Konstantin Somov, 1907

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 24, 2023 9:51 pm

I may have missed some bits.

Possum skin cloaks.

Winston Smith
April 24, 2023 9:53 pm

Colonel Berka:
Along with your list of basics, do you know where our DPCUs are made? I have this odd feeling they were being made in China and can’t shake it.

April 24, 2023 10:11 pm

She still got the silver centipede DrB?
I told my mum about that, she’s an artist.
She thought it was a cool as can be.

As far as I know. I haven’t seen her for a year, all our communication is via WhatsApp. So the sprog isn’t mine.

I asked if the father was going to play a part in the parenting, or has she sacked him; she replied that Time will Tell.

Yes, the hormones must have kicked in.

Spiky likes creepy crawlies, all of them. Not a common taste, specially for a woman. But she’s a tough chick.

I said that kids are cute, and she replied that she’d never seen one she thought cute, but she hoped that hers would be, or being a mum would be a rocky road for both of them. I told her mother nature would provide. I just hope I’m right.

I reckon she’s in denial about having maternal instincts.

April 24, 2023 10:21 pm

Spiky has accepted my application to be the child’s Devil Father. Sort of like a godfather, but different.

April 24, 2023 10:29 pm

Tell spiky to call it Bezel.
That way she can say she’s carrying Bezel-Bub to any mormons knocking on her door

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 24, 2023 10:29 pm

to be the child’s Devil Father

Oh I see.

Sort of like the Cool Wine Aunt people talk about.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 24, 2023 10:42 pm

Expect the airport security people wherever you go to look very strong and tough indeed for the rest of the month:

A woman allegedly attempted to smuggle a 24 karat gold plated pistol in her luggage but was caught after the weapon was allegedly detected by an X-ray machine at Sydney Airport.

The 28-year old US citizen appeared in Sydney‘s Downing centre yesterday after Australian Border Force officers arrested and charged her on Sunday night with possession of the unregistered firearm.

The weapon was not loaded.

Liliana Goodson arrived on Flight American Airlines 73 from Los Angeles dressed in a bright yellow jumpsuit, dyed blue hair and wearing platform shoes when she was taken into custody at Mascot Airport before being taken to Surry Hills police station.

Ms Goodson was charged with intentionally import prohibited tier 2 goods without approval under section 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901, which, if convicted, could result in up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

The weapon is a Gold-plated 1911, Colt 45 which is popular in the United States and usually comes with a seven shot magazine cartridge and can be valued anywhere from $2000 upwards….

Ms Goodson was granted bail to report daily to Bondi police station until she re appears at the Downing Centre on May 10.

She is also required to surrender her passport and not apply for a replacement. Additionally she has to agreed to live at a designated place in Bondi where she must sleep every night, also not possess or import and firearms or ammunition.

She also must deposit the sum of $10,000 as bail security to be forfeited if she does not comply with the bail arrangements.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
April 24, 2023 10:46 pm

Coming next from the Greens, the GAYBC and the Andrews-Setka-Patten Stalinist pervertocracy in Yarragrad?

April 24, 2023 10:48 pm

Watching 1917 right now.

Haven’t seen it, but the withered cynic in me wonders what that generation would think of us.

April 24, 2023 11:13 pm

what that generation would think of us


Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
April 24, 2023 11:14 pm

I haven’t purchased a Gillette branded item since they insulted me in 2019

Might i recommend Dollar Shave Club? I switched when Gillette decided I wasn’t up to their high standards, haven’t regretted it for a minute, and have saved a heap.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 24, 2023 11:15 pm

The batteries in my radio were what I thought was D, but on inspection they don’t have any info on them. They are about two and a half inches long and quite barrel thick. Batteries, I am speaking of here, for anyone thinking anything otherwise. Why would one of them suddenly disintegrate substantially and leak oil? I thought batteries contained battery acid? Not one electrical engineer on the Cat tonite who knows if this is a thing?

I plugged the radio in and it works fine with mains power. I expect the rechargeable battery will still power up. Should I forget about it being a portable radio that runs on batteries in an emergency? Like when I am painting in the lobby and there is no power point there? I asked Hairy to put the radio on in the living room for me instead, as I like the radio when I am driving or painting, and he finds that there is no radio in that relatively new CD player. Who knew? Not us.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 24, 2023 11:18 pm

The marble topped console looks very smart now with its new black wrought-iron base. It started off here as an antique from a French chateau with ancient faded dulled flat green paint on it and a dusting of rust. Over the years the rust had become a invasion and was threatening to take over the structure, bubbling up everywhere, so I had to do something about it. Hairy would simply want to buy another, but I like this one. It has taken me two days, four hours a day, to complete the whole process of wire brushing, applying rust converter, sealing and then painting it. There were so many little curlicues, cracks and crevices, but it was a good long-weekend’s work and I am proud of it.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
April 24, 2023 11:23 pm

Charge of the Australian Light Horse, Beersheba – Two Steps from Hell

April 24, 2023 11:27 pm

They are about two and a half inches long and quite barrel thick

Lithium 18650

April 24, 2023 11:37 pm

bought an Aldi beard trimmer a while back.
single 18650 cell and it lasted maybe a year

replaced it with a well known brand
3 years still rocking
you could ride that thing to China

batteries aint batteries

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2023 1:03 am

Thorpe, a Voice critic who quit the Greens over the party’s referendum stance, is allied with at least a dozen candidates in upcoming elections for the Victorian First Peoples’ Assembly, a representative body elected by Indigenous people that is tasked with negotiating a treaty with the state government.

An Australian State Guv’ment does not have the power to make a Treaty. The Australian Federal Guv’ment does though. But a Treaty with what other Sovereign Nation?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2023 1:22 am

Build ammo locally, buy long range missiles, keep our shipping routes with India/South-East Asia open by preventing China from capturing Singapore/Indonesia, and have amphibious assault capability to help achieve that.
I may have missed some bits.

Get Nuclear weapons and Hypersonic Missiles.

April 25, 2023 3:24 am

Here is the money quote.

We want to see some form of economic opportunity that we’ve been shut out of for 200 years,” he says.

mallee rally dispute

April 25, 2023 3:30 am

Over the last 200 years a small number of people have become very wealthy farming and mining in Victoria but not me.
I identify as 100% aboriginal although that counts for a vanishingly small part of my heritage.
My ‘spiritual’ connection is assumed because for four five six seven generations my family have lived a European lifestyle
It is my European heritage that drives my desire for economic benefits.

Winston Smith
April 25, 2023 4:52 am

Mark From Melbourne:

Might i recommend Dollar Shave Club? I switched when Gillette decided I wasn’t up to their high standards, haven’t regretted it for a minute, and have saved a heap.

I tried to sign up but was told it was US only.
Do you use a forwarder thingy?

Winston Smith
April 25, 2023 4:57 am

Lizzie, are the batteries C or D type?
Have you tried replacing them?
More importantly, has the hirsute one had a boy look at the setup?

April 25, 2023 5:00 am

Winston Smith says:
April 25, 2023 at 4:52 am

I tried to sign up but was told it was US only.
Do you use a forwarder thingy?

Appearently they do, “We currently ship to the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

Winston Smith
April 25, 2023 5:05 am

Johnny Rotten:

Get Nuclear weapons and Hypersonic Missiles.

In 1962, Kahn published a 16-step escalation ladder. By 1965 he had developed this into a 44-step ladder.
Ostensible Crisis
Political, Economic and Diplomatic Gestures
Solemn and Formal Declarations
Hardening of Positions – Confrontation of Wills
Show of Force
Significant Mobilization
“Legal” Harassment – Retortions
Harassing Acts of Violence
Dramatic Military Confrontations
Provocative Breaking off of Diplomatic Relations
Super-Ready Status
Large Conventional War (or Actions)
Large Compound Escalation
Declaration of Limited Conventional War
Barely Nuclear War
Nuclear “Ultimatums”
Limited Evacuations (20%)
Spectacular Show or Demonstration of Force
“Justifiable” Counterforce Attack
“Peaceful” World-Wide Embargo or Blockade
Local Nuclear War – Exemplary
Declaration of Limited Nuclear War
Local Nuclear War – Military
Unusual, Provocative and Significant Countermeasures
Evacuation (70%)
Demonstration Attack on Zone of Interior
Exemplary Attack on Military
Exemplary Attacks Against Property
Exemplary Attacks on Population
Complete Evacuation (95%)
Reciprocal Reprisals
Formal Declaration of “General” War
Slow-Motion Counter-“Property” War
Slow-Motion Counterforce War
Constrained Force-Reduction Salvo
Constrained Disarming Attack
Counterforce-with-Avoidance Attack
Unmodified Counterforce Attack
Slow-Motion Countercity war
Countervalue Salvo
Augmented Disarming Attack
Civilian Devastation Attack
Controlled General War
Spasm/Insensate War

Having nukes moves you up the prevention ladder by several rungs even if you don’t use them.

April 25, 2023 5:27 am

Having nukes is no use without a delivery system.
Boomerangs just won’t do!

April 25, 2023 5:30 am

Is it the medication as he’s spazzing out like crazy.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2023 6:23 am

just back from my brave stand at the epitaph

where were youse

traitorous scum


April 25, 2023 6:27 am

Yes Winston just saw that on PJ Media
Very sudden PJ speculating because of Jan 6 coverage and Chuck Schumers demand Tucker be censored
Apparently Rupert’s call

April 25, 2023 6:35 am

Did you take the Ken Worth so people knew you were serious? Thancho or are you really the Last Australian Hero? Queue spooky music.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2023 6:38 am

me and ken

bravely standing to defend youse

why do i bovver

treasonous mongs

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2023 6:44 am

was it tucker carlson who just cost rupert a truck load in court

April 25, 2023 7:15 am

Good article over at JoNova. Ray Epps will be happy. I dislike the new Hannity format with audience. Wonder what will happen to Laura Ingram, I thought she was pretty hard-hitting also. End of an era. No outlet now for Miranda Devine. I can’t think of a single big change that has happened recently that has been good for the world.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 25, 2023 8:25 am

This is an ex-thread. It has ceased to be.

April 25, 2023 8:52 am


I can state, 100% hand on heart that the figure they dickheads at the lake are quoting for salt is in the realms of fantasy

Then there is an international mining company that the group says extracts about 100,000 tonnes of salt from the Direl site each year, worth about $45 million.

Top food grade salt is exported for around $40 a ton, its been as low as $32 a ton for a considerable period of time, probably averaging $35 for the decade.
Industrial grade salt is $10 a ton cheaper than food grade.
Not to mention the 100s of Km it needs to be transported.

Dreamtime economics in action.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 25, 2023 9:01 am

Tucker – POTUS?

April 25, 2023 10:37 am

It’s head’s been cut off, but it’s still running, TE. 🙂

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
April 25, 2023 12:24 pm

Winston, gets their local operation. Sydney-based I think.

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