Open Thread – Weekend 20 May 2023


Bedtime, Samuel Joseph Clark, 1881

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rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 8:57 am

And who even makes, let alone watches wedding videos, or keeps them after a divorce?
Incidentally in my parish and no doubt many others photography inside the church was not allowed.
I think my parents had photos of them signing the register.
Photos at my daughters’ weddings were on the church steps afterwards and then at a park.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 8:59 am

Was COVID-19 Caused by a Biological Virus or mRNA Nanoparticles?
Per EcoHealth Alliance, DARPA, and peer-review publications COVID-19 was a pre-planned global bioweapon attack that used aerosolized mRNA nanoparticles to cause a pandemic of illness and fear

Note: It’s important to understand that ‘gain-of function viruses’ are lipid nanoparticle technologies programmed with mRNA codes. mRNA is not a biosynthetic substance itself, mRNA are software codes. SARS-CoV-2 is not a virus, it’s a software code programmed into nanoparticles.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 22, 2023 8:59 am
rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 9:00 am

Indigenous round is just another example of why a ‘voice’ isn’t needed.
How much obeisance is enough?

sfw
sfw
May 22, 2023 9:03 am

bons – “FNQ is stunning” true for six months of the year.

bons
bons
May 22, 2023 9:03 am

For Cats seeking a justifiable couch potato excuse, ‘House of Promises’ on SBS on Demand is a good watch.
Set in 20’s Berlin, it is beautifully presented, great sets and music, and well acted.
There I did it. I said something positive about Germans and SBS. I must be growing soft.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 9:04 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 9:06 am
Ed Case
Ed Case
May 22, 2023 9:06 am

Too much is never enough.
Bottom line, the Majority is forced to acknowledge a tiny but hostile minority that
lives off it’s labour by parasitism.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

johanna says: May 22, 2023 at 8:02 am
Gez, it’s not like other workplaces in a number of ways.
The reason is that as far as possible the elected representatives of the people need to be able to do their job with as few restrictions as possible.

If only the numpties would allow the same freedom to the actual working population.

Was discussing just last night how regulation & red tape saps the enthuiasm & is responsible for a goodly part of the statistics on how many small enterprises close down after a year or so, lasting only until the enthusiastic young person who identifies a need, so starts it up & thrives on the challenge. All goes well until the cycle of regulation & restriction catches up with them.

So chuck it in.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 9:12 am
Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 9:13 am

Courtesy an AAP sub-editor:

‘Police shoot dead man in front of family’

Couldn’t they have just called the undertaker?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:15 am

Honourable mention to Dretfusy

Albo’s Cabinet have street names now? Yo. Respect.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QaZbrqE1CF4

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 9:16 am

Thomas Sowell:

Why it is stupid to ask for reparations

Is there a part 2, ‘Why our stupid politicians will pay them’?

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 9:17 am

Reality is that once you’ve paid and gone thru the turnstile they have a”captive” audience and can bung on whatever rubbish they feel like .. short of wasting your money by leaving you just have to sit/stand thru the garbage .. like it or not …!

Lucky the AFL is a business which does not rely on repeat customers… oh, wait…..

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 9:19 am

ginger hate is a real thing

Probably been an upswing since a certain marriage occurred. Anyone who doesn’t like Sparkles or Spare must be racist. There couldn’t possibly be any other reason to dislike them could there?
Also while I’m here: if you get up early you’re a racist.

PSA: Waking Up Early Is Now Racist, Too (19 May, via Instapundit)

Apparently, because slaves in America were forced to wake up early, now anyone who ever wakes up early is racist because they are perpetuating a system steeped in white supremacy. And because slaves were forced to wake up early to increase “productivity,” now anyone who thinks that waking up early makes them more productive is racist because they have embraced a narrative that is steeped in white supremacy.

At least that gives me a good excuse to sleep in.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 9:20 am

Why it is stupid to ask for reparations

What’s wrong with reparations? Forty acres and a mule?

johanna
johanna
May 22, 2023 9:21 am

If only the numpties would allow the same freedom to the actual working population.

Oh, they’re hypocrites all right. No shadow of a doubt.

But it is important that people understand the distinction between other workplaces and Parliaments, and the very good reasons for it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:22 am

ginger hate is a real thing

Ranga love. The love that dare not speak its name.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 9:22 am

“It’s like when someone waits a year before telling the editor of Dolly magazine they didn’t wear panties and the editor of Dolly goes on TV and cries “Rape!” on their behalf.”
….
Nah, that’s Libel, something you appear to be quite fond of.

Well, no, Googlery.
Everything in my statement is demonstrably true.
You, on the other hand ….

I’m still watching you.
Very closely.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2023 9:24 am

Gez, it’s not like other workplaces in a number of ways.
The reason is that as far as possible the elected representatives of the people need to be able to do their job with as few restrictions as possible.

As Sal said, pity they don’t allow the rest of us the same courtesy. I’d rather we made the job of our elected representatives so difficult they actually couldn’t do anything.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 9:27 am

rosiesays:

May 22, 2023 at 8:34 am

Yes I fail to see how Drumgold is the primary in the political machinations, they had to start with Sharaz’s ‘dossier’ and his discussions with his special friend long before the the DPP got involved.

Not primary.
But happily joined the fray when the opportunity presented itself.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 22, 2023 9:27 am

It’s a pity he can’t divert for a moment to provide the surrender terms that the Japanese were prepared to accept in 1943, when their occupation of conquered land was only slightly diminished from its peak.

Actually if such evidence is around it would a) rewrite WWII in history, and b) make a hell of a book. If it can be provided I’ll do the book, and cut you in on the royalties Ed.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:27 am

Top Pa’Tater might be the chief of State of the State of New England.

Let’s have the capital in Guyra!

duncanm
duncanm
May 22, 2023 9:30 am

Superintendent Moller seems to be playing a straight bat.

The (ever-) presence of the VCC lezzo was always suspicious.

As Moller says – why were other alleged victims being ignored at the expense of Higgins?

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 9:30 am

Port Douglas. Staying in an acquaintence’s ‘golf course bungalow’- read bloody great mansion, fully equipped, rarely visited.

Bons, win your next trivia competition by nominating the designer of the resort golf course at Port Douglas.

It was, of course Australia’s greatest golfer, the late Peter Thompson, who decided to make his Port Douglas design project virtually unique among 18-hole golf courses by having six par 5s, six par 4s and six par 3s.

I played it on the fringe of the wet season about 30 years ago, not long after Christopher Skase, the conman who owned the Port Douglas Mirage Resort — to which the golf course was attached — disappeared to later die in infamy in Spain.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 9:32 am

Don’t tell me that it was not worth their jobs to refuse entry. She was only a political staffer and a very junior one at that.

Whether we approve or not, they evidently acted according to the security protocols they are employed to enact, else they’d be sacked by now.

Only in Canberra could the inmates decide the rules.

Fraid so, and PH security is there to protect politicians and staffers from the public, not from themselves. We don’t know half of what goes on there.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:32 am

Helllllooo!!!

THIS WEEK ONLY

IT’S MOLLERWEEN!

Careers are going crazy dirt cheap prices, this week only!

Careers are slashed! Never to be seen again career ending deals!

Only at, NATIONAL BIIIIILE!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:33 am

I see that Grandpa Cletis is still upticking his own comments.

You could say he has practice. Mother caught him once but it doesn’t seem to have stopped him.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 9:34 am

And not the only one either Sancho.
The only apparently objective people in the Labor capital seem to have been the police.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:35 am

Only two people, one of whom chose NOT to seek medical assistance that could have provided a definitive answer.

She also lied to police about two episodes of medical assistance that never happened.

Do judges tend to give out longer sentences for justice offences? It’s almost as if they take personal offence to people not taking them seriously.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:35 am

six par 5s

Won’t make many friends with developers like that.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:37 am

As for more States, 12 with six Senators might be a good idea.

I’d be happy with 20 with 5 Senators. Perhaps consider weighted voting off a national list???

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:38 am

six par 5s

Well, minimum distance, fairway bunkers and huge greens. Take away the risk reward profile for younger and talented players.

That’s going to please the retirees on the committee.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 9:39 am

Perhaps the AFP learnt a lesson after pursuing a couple of other sexual assault cases where the alleged victim lied, then lied again.
Which just underscores that adopting a believe all victims philosophy can lead to some absolute travesties of justice.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:39 am

You could certainly make some negative inferences around the episodic nature of Ms Higgins mental health.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 22, 2023 9:39 am

A senior police officer says when he asked that Brittany Higgins stop doing media that could prejudice Bruce Lehrmann’s rape trial, Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates told him: “She can’t, Scott – she is the face of the movement now.”

So she was prepared to create a real victim in the person of Bruce Lehrmann (who was having the possibility of a fair trial taken away) for someone whose much touted victimhood seems more dubious by the day.

How can this woman be allowed to keep her job. Not as some punishment, but because she is so derelict in her duty. How can she be trusted to provide real victims with the actual support they need if she is not looking for victims but props for an agenda.

As for the Me-Too movement – the entire idea of it was that nasty nasty men (is there any other kind?) abuse their power and privilege. Doubtless that happens (although not only men), and happens more prolifically the closer you get to the centres of progressivism like Hollywood.

But it is clear that Lehrmann (who, for all I know, could be a complete dickhead) benefitted from any supposedly privilege or power inherent in being a male. On the contrary, it all lay with Brittany and her go-girls. And it was not new. The insidious apparatus, the attitudes, the theatrics, the scripts, and the malign will had been long already assembled and running. Destroying Lehrmann was just meant to be another day in the office.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 9:40 am

Rocks have feelings too.

Scientists Urged to Aid ‘Rights of Nature’ in Science (21 May)

The prestigious journal Science, in particular, has swallowed progressive ideology–including supporting the “nature rights” movement. The rights of nature–which include geological features–are generally defined as the right to “exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution.”

Don’t you dare touch that mountain, it has an inalienable right to regenerate its vital cycles.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 9:41 am

Resort courses are different. No one wants to be out in the sun for four hours getting beaten up just trying to get around.

eric hinton
eric hinton
May 22, 2023 9:46 am

Let’s have the capital in Guyra!

+1. Highest caravan park and capital in the land.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 9:46 am

Actually if such evidence is around it would a) rewrite WWII in history, and b) make a hell of a book. If it can be provided I’ll do the book, and cut you in on the royalties Ed.

Put me down for a signed copy, would you?

Zipster
May 22, 2023 9:47 am

Superintendent Moller says there was “significant external and internal pressure” to erode the threshold for charging a person with a sexual offence, and to erode investigators’ “independent and objective search for the truth”.

no shit, proof absolute we are in the early stage of a dark age

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 9:48 am

Yates is pure distilled Canbra – ANU.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 9:48 am

How to design a resort course for the “punters”.

Par 5

410 metres, no more than 420.

Fairway bunkers occupying 220-260 yards and then 380 – 400 yards.

Gentle uphill or downhill. A green roughly 150 m^2 minimum with a large fringe and no back bunkers.

7 iron, 7 iron, 7 iron, lob wedge, 2 putt.

“Wow, I nearly got par on that uphill par 5”

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 9:54 am

Which just underscores that adopting a believe all victims philosophy can lead to some absolute travesties of justice.

There are two premises to “all women must be believed”:

1. All women are truthful.

2. All men are rapists.

Misandry masquerading as justice.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 22, 2023 10:00 am

When you’re racist by not agreeing:

ABC radio host Virginia Trioli said she has copped a barrage of abuse for tweeting her support for broadcaster Stan Grant after he spoke out about being subjected to “relentless” racial abuse.

Trioli said it’s “appalling” the way that Grant has been targeted and she said her radio team had also copped abuse during the pandemic as “white middle class women of privilege” and she couldn’t comprehend what Grant had endured.

“I tweeted in support of Stan on Friday night and as well as those expressing dismay at the disgusting racism that he’s been subjected to, I then also received messages that were racist, offensive and even stranger, came from weird accounts that seemed to be US based,” she said on Monday morning.

“Something about the algorithm was pushing mentions of Stan Grant and the voice to me and they were awful and I’m not going to repeat them here.

“When I noted this some people even ended up being a bit racist themselves by not even seeing the racism in those comments.”

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 10:00 am

What’s with this golf ball roll back nonsense?

The USGA is becoming like the dreaded suburban committee punishing young players.

“Tiger Woods is nearly 50”

Yes so some of the long drive bucks could smoke him if they learnt a good short game.

Can you smell that? It’s fear.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 10:01 am

Trioli said it’s “appalling” the way that Grant has been targeted and she said her radio team had also copped abuse during the pandemic as “white middle class women of privilege” and she couldn’t comprehend what Grant had endured.

It’s racist to criticise the ABC and the left in general.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 22, 2023 10:04 am

Which just underscores that adopting a believe all victims philosophy can lead to some absolute travesties of justice.
Well, are they a victim or not?
Higgins had no previous history of making false allegations and the Defence were unable to find anyone prepared to say she was a liar.

Reynolds called her as liar, but she apologised about ten minutes later and paid $20 grand Damages.
Reynolds herself could always front up to the Sofronoff Inquiry, that’d be good for a few laffs.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 10:07 am

“When I noted this some people even ended up being a bit racist themselves by not even seeing the racism in those comments.”

Trioli should request that ABC management put on some Struggle Sessions.

We don’t want racism lurking in the corridors of the majority white national broadcaster.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 10:09 am

No more Katters though.

Doo be doo be doo doo doo doo

Oh!

No more Robbies…the grift is leaving me!

duncanm
duncanm
May 22, 2023 10:10 am

racism appears to be disappearing up its own fundament at the ABC.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:10 am

One of the courses on the Perf outskirts (soon to be reached by the train) had a couple of 500m+ Par 5s. If you were having a good round you could blast 2 good wood and still “Are we there yet?”.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 10:13 am

Canbra is quite a misandrist coven.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:14 am

The USGA/Tiger Woods is one of the main reasons I want the LIV golf to succeed even though it’s crap and bankrolled by murderers.

P
P
May 22, 2023 10:16 am

Calvary Hospital’s hostile takeover, a first in Australian history

“If this goes ahead, it will be the first time in Australia’s history that a federal state or territory government has engaged in a hostile takeover of a Church institution,” he said.

During his Sunday Mass homily at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Archbishop Prowse strongly denounced the government’s action saying that “the compulsory acquisition of Calvary Hospital should concern not just Catholics or other people of faith, but every ACT citizen.”

mem
mem
May 22, 2023 10:17 am

I thought the Inquiry was starting again at 10.00am. Have gone to site and nothing happening or am I pressing wrong buttons. https://www.cjsinquiry.act.gov.au/public-hearings/livestream

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:17 am

racism appears to be disappearing up its own fundament at the ABC

Like the US, so colourblind it’s almost impossible not to cause offence. I sTand with sTan.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 22, 2023 10:18 am

From The Oz. No surprise. What about the State Governments? Answer I would like to know. Was it the politicians or civil servants doing the censoring and at what level?

“In less than three years the federal government intervened at least 4213 times to restrict or censor posts about the Covid-19 pandemic on digital platforms.

A freedom of information request by Liberal senator Alex Antic has revealed the number of interventions, but details about the reasons or the guidelines under which they were made remain secret.

“It is entirely unclear to me why the Department of Home Affairs, a department which is primarily charged with the duty of overseeing matters like border control, has been using a backdoor arrangement with social media companies to influence the media in relation into matters such as public health,” Senator Antic said”.

Duttons Department which might explain his lack of comment about vaccine matters.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 10:19 am

H B Bearsays:

May 22, 2023 at 9:35 am

six par 5s

Won’t make many friends with developers like that.

Nine par threes.
Two shared greens.
Go around twice.
37 extra building blocks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:19 am

Mem – could just be legal argument. Get a Coke and more popcorn.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 10:21 am

12 hole golf courses.

Really not sure how I feel about that; six out, six in.

It feels somewhat sacrilegious.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:23 am

A well thought out course of Par 3s can be quite good fun. No one really has time for a full 18 if truth be known.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:25 am

If you’re having a crap round the 12th is about when you mentally give up anyway.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 10:27 am

H B Bearsays:

May 22, 2023 at 9:41 am

Resort courses are different. No one wants to be out in the sun for four hours getting beaten up just trying to get around.

Years ago I played at just such a course in Fiji, with the aid of a local lad as caddy.
I strike the ball into the air,
It falls to earth, I know not where.
But not a problem.
Young caddy would run ahead, find the ball, and place it neatly on the fairway about 30 metres forward of where he found it.
Carved it up that day.

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2023 10:27 am

One area of a 50km radius is planned to get 600 wind turbines and six million solar panels.

Another very picturesque region to be despoiled.
Makes me sick.

JMH
JMH
May 22, 2023 10:28 am

Sky’s alleged live feed of the Inquiry was also dead when I checked a short time ago. I really hope Moller dumps a large bucket of chit upon the heads of Doomgeld and Huggins today.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 10:31 am

“If this goes ahead, it will be the first time in Australia’s history that a federal state or territory government has engaged in a hostile takeover of a Church institution,” he said.

If this isn’t a wake up call to Australian church leaders to reassess their relationship with government, what will be?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 22, 2023 10:31 am

Katy Gallagher’s role should be of central interest.

The Christopher Steele of Canbra?

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 10:31 am

Yep saw lots of the abominations driving to Horsham on Saturday. None were actually turning. Bird munchers inflicted by the political class and their grifting backers. Windmills are only good for pumping water.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 10:32 am

Canbra is hostile to everything that is good about Australia.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 22, 2023 10:32 am

Anyone wanna guess what the redacted word in Jerome’s Statement was?
Obviously there was CCTV footage, Jerome saw it, it later disappeared.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 22, 2023 10:36 am

If you’re having a crap round the 12th is about when you mentally give up anyway.
Probably too much information there.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:37 am

If you can find your ball fairly easily in the rough and keep moving I’m pretty happy. I ran out of balls on the Albany course during a particularly bad period. Parts of Joondalup can get interesting, like having a dumped car body in your backswing after a blind drive goes astray.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:39 am

Haven’t you given those tapes back Groogs? Just use the internet like everyone else.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 22, 2023 10:43 am

Farmer Gez contributed:

… pointing out the huge renewable build in the New England area.
One area of a 50km radius is planned to get 600 wind turbines and six million solar panels.

It’s a right-royal rumble for the title of the head of New New England state.
Windmill Mogul vs the Solar Sultan.
Perhaps they can join forces as The Sustainable Superior?
Their arch enemies are of course The Still Nights of the Round Table.

bons
bons
May 22, 2023 10:46 am

The distilled essence of the Higgins affair is the consequences of permitting low grade public servants to control a political entity.
The ACT is an unsustainable entity in a democratic nation, as is the NT.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 22, 2023 10:46 am

Today’s Senate Estimates should be interesting regarding Antic FOI and Covid censorship.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:47 am

The capacity factor and transmission requirements of renewables are so poor somebody is going to have to call time soon?

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 10:50 am

The USGA/Tiger Woods is one of the main reasons I want the LIV golf to succeed even though it’s crap and bankrolled by murderers.

Correct, Humphrey.

Nothing bad ever happens as a result of competition.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 10:50 am

Anyone wanna guess what the redacted word in Jerome’s Statement was?

Fourcorners?
Burnthands?
Sea-Patrol?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 10:51 am

Canberra, like Washington DC, has cultural as well as institutional reasons for its failures.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 22, 2023 10:58 am

Speaking of climate shenanigans…
Jack Poso ?? @JackPosobiec · 5h

Climate activists have destroyed Trevi Fountain in Rome

That description is a bit OTT. They dumped ink in the water. (Lasting effect on the stone sculptures unknown.)
Seems like an imitation of an oil spill.
That’s a poor argument because oil spills are rare occasions when a vessel that isn’t part of burning fossil fuels accidentally breaks due mainly to operator error. By contrast, the anticipated and normal course of action for renewables generating power as designed is to fry birds, chop bats, despoil the land’s aesthetics, fail on still nights, and raise prices.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 11:01 am

Rabz:

I possess two pairs of tracksuit pants, both of which are still experiencing extensive wearage and have been since the advent of bat ‘flu. They are of the three stripes.

Temperature in Barcy (Longreach) 5.0 c.
I’m wearing Ugg boots + Explorer socks. 2 pair tracky dax, T shirt, cardigan, hoody jacket and beanie.
Not used to the cold.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 22, 2023 11:01 am

Fourcorners?
Burnthands?
Sea-Patrol?

I was thinking a present participle.
Just thinkin’, so don’t go losin’ your mind over it.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 11:06 am

Canberra, like Washington DC, has cultural as well as institutional reasons for its failures.

My paternal grandmother, who was 18 at the time, was at the opening of the old Parliament House in 1927.

No, she wasn’t the daughter of some big wig, but lived in a nearby village not far from where the ancestors had openmed up a wheat and sheep property. It was, of course, the biggest thing ever to have happened in that part of the world and couldn’t be missed.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 11:12 am

I’d rather we made the job of our elected representatives so difficult they actually couldn’t do anything.

Id settle for our ‘electeds’ actually representing *us*, instead of the various concocted grievance groups and of course, the corporates who own said reps.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 22, 2023 11:13 am

If you’re having a crap round the 12th is about when you mentally give up anyway.

Patience of a saint.
The clubs are strewn all over the nearest sand trap by 5, and I’m limping home with the 7 iron.

areff
areff
May 22, 2023 11:14 am
flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 11:15 am

There are two premises to “all women must be believed”

And a 3rd, delicious conundrum … when the accused and the accuser are *both* wimmin.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 11:18 am

Robert Sewellsays:
May 22, 2023 at 11:01 am

BTW, good sir, I have not recd your email addy via the Beachmaster… I think you were going to send?

P
P
May 22, 2023 11:18 am

Climate activists have destroyed Trevi Fountain in Rome

Three Coins in the Fountain

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 11:24 am

Dotsays:
May 22, 2023 at 9:37 am
As for more States, 12 with six Senators might be a good idea.

I’d be happy with 20 with 5 Senators. Perhaps consider weighted voting off a national list???

IIRC, and unless it has been changed, Tasmania was guaranteed six senators.

OTOH, rolling the NT and ACT each into a new state would save four senators.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 11:35 am

Actually if such evidence is around it would a) rewrite WWII in history, and b) make a hell of a book. If it can be provided I’ll do the book, and cut you in on the royalties Ed.

As at 1130, Grandpa Cletus Case has not taken up Top Ender’s kind offer to share the royalties from his proposed revisionist history of the Pacific War. I think that we can now conclude that, as with many of his claims, Grandpa Ed has absolutely no evidence to back up the “surrender in 1943” claim, and simply made it up (though there is a different word to describe his actions, starting with “L”).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 11:35 am

Oh noes.

Super flu sweeps through childcare centres in Australia (Sky News, 20 May)

Parents are being warned to look out for flu symptoms in their children as a new strain of influenza is sweeping through childcare centres and preschools in Australia. More than 40,000 cases of influenza have been recorded so far this year as experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our immunity and response to illnesses.

Urgent warning over fifth Covid wave (Daily Tele, 22 May)

An epidemiologist has issued a fresh warning to Aussies to stay vigilant this winter as Covid cases are expected to soar.

What a load of gaslighting alarmist rubbish. Just go away and leave us alone, you fascist maniacs.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 11:36 am

Faustus, if you are regularly losing it by the 5th golf possibly isn’t the game for you.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 11:37 am

Grandpa Cletus

Higgins had no previous history of making false allegations and the Defence were unable to find anyone prepared to say she was a liar.

Bruce Lehrman did.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 11:39 am

Sky’s alleged live feed of the Inquiry was also dead when I checked a short time ago. I really hope Moller dumps a large bucket of chit upon the heads of Doomgeld and Huggins today.

I did read, somewhere yesterday, that today’s hearing isn’t being telecast live ..
might be to do with privacy issues concerning plod visual identity …….

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 11:39 am

One of the beauties of golf is that so many people who are irredeemably rubbish at the game (possibly even myself) are able to enjoy it.

sfw
sfw
May 22, 2023 11:40 am

flyingduk, can you give me a list of the things I’m permitted to have an opinion on? Or if it’s easier a list of subjects that are forbidden?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 11:45 am

Ed Casesays:
May 22, 2023 at 10:32 am
Anyone wanna guess what the redacted word in Jerome’s Statement was?
Obviously there was CCTV footage, Jerome saw it, it later disappeared.

This is only obvious in the tiny cluster of neurons that passes for the mind of Grandpa Cletus, Australia’s greatest serial fabulist.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 11:45 am

Just like Shane Drumgold’s position is untenable, the ACT Victims of Crime Commisssioner, Heidi Yates’ position, is now also untenable.

I’m pretty sure I recall reading a piece by Janet A, late last year, where she wrote that at the same time as the Higgins’ case was being heard, a sexual assault case was being heard in another courtroom in the same courthouse, but Ms Yates didn’t seem very interested in that case. Anyone recall seeing footage of Ms Yates accompanying that woman to court, or does anyone recall hearing how Ms Yates sat in court whilst that trial was proceeding? Nup, because she didn’t.

I suppose that “other” sexual assault case just wasn’t juicy enough, or political enough to warrant Ms Yates’ attention.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 11:46 am

One of the beauties of golf is that so many people who are irredeemably rubbish at the game (possibly even myself) are able to enjoy it.
1

“Golf is a superior form of exercise, marred only by the need to hit the ball.” Ulysses S Grant.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 11:49 am

A round of golf with someone is a great insight into their character. My boss used to carry a 6 degree driver that he managed to hit about 10% of the time, if he was lucky. I thought the game was hard enough as it is.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 22, 2023 11:49 am

Faustus, if you are regularly losing it by the 5th golf possibly isn’t the game for you.

Regularity is probably the issue.
Not a lack of skill or patience, obviously.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 11:50 am

Parents are being warned to look out for flu symptoms in their children as a new strain of influenza is sweeping through childcare centres and preschools in Australia. More than 40,000 cases of influenza have been recorded so far this year as experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our immunity and response to illnesses.

1) If ‘experts say’, you can ignore it.

An epidemiologist has issued a fresh warning to Aussies to stay vigilant this winter as Covid cases are expected to soar.

2) If ‘epidemiologists say’ ….. ditto

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 11:52 am

I’m pretty sure I recall reading a piece by Janet A, late last year, where she wrote that at the same time as the Higgins’ case was being heard, a sexual assault case was being heard in another courtroom in the same courthouse, but Ms Yates didn’t seem very interested in that case.

My recollection is similar.

Do you think Janet A would ever write a book about the whole matter?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Trioli said it’s “appalling” the way that Grant has been targeted and she said her radio team had also copped abuse during the pandemic as “white middle class women of privilege”

Total mystery why she’d be called that by laid-off cafe waitresses, who spend months alone (or with bub) in a bed-sit they can’t afford to heat, eating cup noodles, staring out the window at the damp bricks of the drab building across the alley, threatened with a good coshing by police if she dares to venture out for anything other than to scurry to 7-11 & back for more cup noodles.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 11:53 am

Recently gave most of my clubs to elder grandson, retaining only one to use at a nearby driving range. This morning’s effort involved a proportion of shots that soared gracefully through the air, to land about 90 metres away. Unfortunately, I was not using a wedge, but a compound 3 iron.

No regrets about giving the rest of the clubs away!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 11:54 am

Regularity is probably the issue.

Ah, yes. You tend to hear that a bit.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 11:58 am

Vitrioli plays the race card you have to play when you is not blak.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 12:09 pm

“Do you think Janet A would ever write a book about the whole matter?”

Don’t know Zulu, but one thing is for sure, Janet’s journalism, along with Mitchell and Merritt, makes my Oz sub worthwhile.

turnip
turnip
May 22, 2023 12:12 pm

Just saw a job in Vic Govt:

Truth, Treaty and Reform Branch –
First Peoples’ Self-Determination Division.

Don’t worry. It’s just to give advice on a few trifling matters.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 12:17 pm

a 6 degree driver

Ambitious.

Tee that bastard up and take the Tiger Line every time.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 12:24 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 12:24 pm

areffsays:

May 22, 2023 at 11:14 am

Moller ready for his closeup.

The advance notices from the off-Broadway production read very well.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2023 12:26 pm

“…golf possibly isn’t the game for you.”

OTOH, if at first you don’t succeed… skydiving is not for you.
🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 12:27 pm

Higgins had no previous history of making false allegations and the Defence were unable to find anyone prepared to say she was a liar.

Didn’t have to.
Her own contradictory statements proved it.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 12:29 pm

Entropy:

It might cause problems in Rockhampton and Longreach

The line runs through the middle of Longreach, and it puts Barcaldine in the southern state.
No.
Stamps foot.
The loop MUST include Barcy or “I’ll scweam and scweam and make mythelf thick”.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 12:29 pm

flyingduk, can you give me a list of the things I’m permitted to have an opinion on? Or if it’s easier a list of subjects that are forbidden?

Your call is important to us, in order to progress your enquiry, please press:

#1 for ‘Genuine enquiries’
#2 for ‘Rhetorical question’
#3 for ‘Reductio ad absurdum’

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:33 pm

Ed Case says:
May 22, 2023 at 10:32 am

Anyone wanna guess what the redacted word in Jerome’s Statement was?
Obviously there was CCTV footage, Jerome saw it, it later disappeared.

Hmmm

So her and her boss don’t submit this as documentary evidence for the prosecution but her and her boss still maintain Moller’s opinion of a complainant who Moller can prove lied to the police at least twice, is, in her boss’s words, inadmissible?

What a goddamned shit show – assuming Grandpa Ed is wrong anyway.

P
P
May 22, 2023 12:34 pm

A free and fair society at risk in Canberra’s hospital grab
Nothing less than the rule of law is at stake.
by Fr Tony Percy
This article has been republished from The Australian with permission.

The ACT government is about to make a compulsory acquisition of Calvary Hospital. In 1979, Calvary Hospital began its good work at the invitation of the Commonwealth government.

The lease is for 120 years. There is 76 years to run. Through legislation, the contract for service will be ripped up, land and property expunged. All of this without any consultation.

Why?

The Canberra Hospital is the main government hospital in the city. It has major problems. An independent review in March 2019 was scathing of the culture of TCH. Compulsory acquisition is clearly not about service delivery.

Is it a financial decision?

The Little Company of Mary runs Calvary and they have just finished building a 342-bed hospital in Adelaide for $350m. After compulsory acquisition, the ACT government is going to build another hospital adjacent to the current Calvary Hospital and then knock the old one down. They estimate the cost to be $1bn for a 500-bed hospital.

The ACT government should simply commission the Little Company of Mary to build them a new hospital at half the cost and hand it over to the government. That would release $500m for other needed government infrastructure.

Is it religious discrimination?

In 2022, the ACT government conducted an inquiry into the availability of abortion in the ACT. The ACT Standing Committee Health Report was released on 10 April 2023. Astoundingly, the report accuses Calvary of restricting “medical services” “due to an overriding religious ethos”.

Yet that same report notes that neither TCH or Calvary Hospital perform abortions (except in exceptional circumstances). Abortions are day procedures, carried out by other medical providers in the ACT.

No Australian likes to be dispossessed of their land and property. No Australian likes their contract ripped up unilaterally.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:35 pm

a 6 degree driver

I can hit long and true with each of my mate’s Ben Hogan blades, EXCEPT for the 1-iron.

That thing is a roulette wheel of nuclear hand grenades.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:39 pm

IIRC, and unless it has been changed, Tasmania was guaranteed six senators.

OTOH, rolling the NT and ACT each into a new state would save four senators.

Fine. 240/120 for the House and Senate or maybe you could keep the numbers now if we had only 12 States.

I am comfortable with this either way, but a few more politicians is okay if it stops the Federal government taking over everything, makes the Senate stonewall harder and means Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne do not lord it over the country folks.

MPs’ pay and salary is a low order issue to compared to total spending and debt anyway.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:40 pm

Now Grigory is accusing the AFP of destroying evidence with no proof. LOL, what a plonker.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2023 12:43 pm

“Your call is important to us…”

Your new answering machine message:

Welcome to the psychiatric help line.
If you’re obsessive compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.
If you’re co-dependent, please ask them to press 2.
If you have multiple personality disorder, please press 3, 4, 5 & 6.
If you’re paranoid delusional with a persecution complex, we know who you are and why you’re calling, please hold the line so we can trace the call.
If you’re manic depressive with suicidal tendencies, it doesn’t matter which button your press, no-one will answer your call.

(it’s a joke, Joyce!)

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:47 pm

These movements have been bubbling away the whole time we have been Federated.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/victorian-mp-puts-forward-bold-proposal-for-new-australian-state/news-story/50ee6781191e7c80adaabd6634dd23df

The New England referendum failed because the State government intentionally added in the Hunter which did not want to be part of New England, nor did proponents really ask for that either.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 12:47 pm

https://youtu.be/MaNcaF19lMo

Victor Davis Hanson to Mark Levin: FBI has to be broken up for this.

Some very smart words from VDH.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:50 pm

LOL

Reasonable comments.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9017287/Bold-new-proposal-Australia-new-STATE-NSW-Victoria.html#comments

DanAndrewsCriminal, Moscow, Russia, 2 years ago

These globalists need to be rounded up and put in prison for life. Dan, Joyce and now Tim. A danger to Australian way of life.

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 12:51 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
May 22, 2023 at 11:53 am

Trioli said it’s “appalling” the way that Grant has been targeted and she said her radio team had also copped abuse during the pandemic as “white middle class women of privilege”

Total mystery why she’d be called that by laid-off cafe waitresses, who spend months alone (or with bub) in a bed-sit they can’t afford to heat, eating cup noodles, staring out the window at the damp bricks of the drab building across the alley, threatened with a good coshing by police if she dares to venture out for anything other than to scurry to 7-11 & back for more cup noodles.

I tried giving that 6,212 upticks (as a single, it’s expected that I uptick myself silly), but no go. Deserves it. Fecking fire-trucking fookin’ ferker elites!

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:52 pm

Hmmmm…

Petroleuse, Biala, Australia, 2 years ago

Excuse me whaaaat? We’re 45km west of Goulburn in Upper Lachlan Shire – we’d be swallowed up in what is evidently a Victorian plot to nick New South Wales’ most productive woolgrowing district. The Upper Lachlan is a rare high rainfall area on top of the Great Dividing Range (936m). The rivers never dry up, the dams are spring fed, the soil is that good you could grow babies in it. This district generates serious revenue for Australia. Upper Lachlan wool is rarely exported to China. Buyers from Italian and French textile mills buy direct. No wonder you want us in your new state Mr Quilty. Not going to happen. This is diehard New South Wales country. You want to start a bush revolt, this is the way to do it.

Chris
Chris
May 22, 2023 12:53 pm

I ran out of balls on the Albany course during a particularly bad period.

Sad.
I am an outstandingly competent golfer, sometimes getting around 18 holes in 132 or less. I particularly liked the old Dunsborough course, with its insouciant macropods.

Have your tried Narpanup, H.B.?

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2023 12:53 pm

More than 40,000 cases of influenza have been recorded so far this year as experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our immunity and response to illnesses.

No actual causal mechanism given (or asked about for that matter).

A bit like saying “The sun rises in the morning = sunburn”.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 12:57 pm

The “regional super council” idea is pure 1970s Whitlam ALP stuff; the last Federal politician who I remember seriously proposing it was Aiden Ridgeway.

Whilst most people don’t care, it’s funny seeing die hard ALP voters rubbish the idea of more States and instead abolishing the States so “we only need one drivers licence”, which we already have, more or less.

The idea that making more States is part of a “pro Chinese globalist criminal agenda” is too unhinged to really comment on.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2023 12:58 pm

“…experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our immunity and response to illnesses.”

No, government response as dictated by the very same “experts” is what caused any immune response issues. And your “fix” for that appears to be to scare people into making that deficiency worse. Good work – NOT.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 12:59 pm

Boambee John:
FNQ – south to the Tropic of Capricorn (+ Barcaldine) and West to midpoint NT – Darwin and Alice Springs both border towns.
But the Chook will never let it happen because Brisbane will die without the Bush to suckle off.

sfw
sfw
May 22, 2023 1:01 pm

#1 for ‘Genuine enquiries’
#2 for ‘Rhetorical question’
#3 for ‘Reductio ad absurdum’

Can you give me an example of when I’ve never made a genuine enquiry, then examples of when ‘ve employed the other two. After that you can give the subjects upon which it is verboten to speak.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 1:07 pm

test

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 1:08 pm

Dotsays:
May 22, 2023 at 12:35 pm
a 6 degree driver

I can hit long and true with each of my mate’s Ben Hogan blades, EXCEPT for the 1-iron.

That thing is a roulette wheel of nuclear hand grenades.

Possibly apocryphal story of a top pro arriving back in the clubhouse after the course was closed due to lightning.

Asked what he did when they were called in, he responded that he took a 1 -iron out of his bag, held it above his head and walked back to the clubhouse. Asked whether holding, effectively, a lightning rod up in a thunderstorm wasn’t dangerous, he responded that even God couldn’t hit a 1-iron.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 1:09 pm

It makes zero sense that the police would make CCTV footage available to the DPP and then be dumb enough to destroy it.
If there were CCTV footage I’d expect the DPP to get a copy, not the original and only.
It really isn’t that hard to make copies.
When was this supposed to have happened, surely they could pin down a date?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 1:10 pm

Dot

Fine. 240/120 for the House and Senate or maybe you could keep the numbers now if we had only 12 States.

Stick to 12 states. It would be inevitable that all we would get with the extra pollies would be more clones of Mizzz Knickerless.

caveman
caveman
May 22, 2023 1:11 pm

So why is Higgins so untouchable? Is it because of the me-too movement or is the law just piss weak.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 1:13 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
May 22, 2023 at 12:47 pm
https://youtu.be/MaNcaF19lMo

Victor Davis Hanson to Mark Levin: FBI has to be broken up for this.

Some very smart words from VDH.

The counter-intelligence types to a US version of ASIO, under extremely close Congressional supervision.

The criminal investigation types to the US Marshals Service, on probation.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 1:15 pm

Even though some people seen particularly callous about the health of the ‘non productive’ members of society the flu is potentially fatal in young children.
My grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 1:16 pm

132andBush says:
May 22, 2023 at 12:53 pm

A bit like saying “The sun rises in the morning = sunburn”.

Excellent point.
Does anyone want to join in a class action against the people who live east of here (South America seems like ripe pickings) for neglect of basic risk management in allowing sunlight free reign to go on a killing spree?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 1:17 pm

rosiesays:
May 22, 2023 at 1:09 pm
It makes zero sense that the police would make CCTV footage available to the DPP and then be dumb enough to destroy it.
If there were CCTV footage I’d expect the DPP to get a copy, not the original and only.
It really isn’t that hard to make copies.
When was this supposed to have happened, surely they could pin down a date?

Ask Ed, he’ll know to the exact minute.

Or at least imply that he does.

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 1:18 pm

caveman says:
May 22, 2023 at 1:11 pm

So why is Higgins so untouchable?

Cos a lot of people have hooked their caravans up to that towbar?

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 1:20 pm

the last Federal politician who I remember seriously proposing it was Aiden Ridgeway.

Yeah, but he didn’t have a Voice though, did he?

Min
Min
May 22, 2023 1:20 pm

Iam an older woman , see how one gets treated if they think you have Cognitive decline like a mushroom isn’t that abuse?

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 1:22 pm

Boambee you are probably right.

More than 12 States might be a stretch, but if the PU (LOL) keeps going…
FNQ, CQ, Riverina, New England…NT? and…

I’d still prefer weighted voting off a national list ([shhh…or sortition…]).

I think we need to be flexible about the cities. If Greater Sydney (not the Illawarra and Hunter as well) became it’s own entity, giving it “city-State” status would be ideal, but sort of automatic really given the local government here is not constitutionally recognised (nominally I’d support it but it was an ALP idea to defeat Federation, it was a good thing it got killed off before the referendum happened).

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 1:25 pm

The concept of “unincorporated areas” should be taken on. What if people don’t want local government?

Not really possible right now as local government are basically sub committees of State government functions, like enforcing LEPs; which can be altered, but not that much from the default rules.

P
P
May 22, 2023 1:37 pm

So the stated reason is a fig leaf. It’s just malice towards Christian institutions. You simply cannot despise these people enough.

This is a serious issue with grave consequences for the Federation. The Prime Minister must get involved. After all, the commonwealth government invited Calvary to Canberra. Nothing less than the rule of law is at stake.

johanna
johanna
May 22, 2023 1:49 pm

I must say that the livestream of the Higgins/Drumgold debacle is the bmost entertaining I have seen since the TURC. Boss Walter is very much on top of everything. Counsel are not going to get anything past him.

Jones is no Divine Sarah though. If only she was there! She would have sliced and diced those idiots with not a single um or er. As James Ellroy would say, they would be reamed and steam-cleaned.

Also, what is it with these lawyers that they imagine that not quite head shaving is attractive? To me, they look like they are recovering from a headlice infestation.

Figures
Figures
May 22, 2023 1:53 pm

Even though some people seen particularly callous about the health of the ‘non productive’ members of society the flu is potentially fatal in young children.
My grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

Classic rosie.

There is no logical link between what you perceive as a problem and what you perceive as the solution so you just declare that anybody who tries to point this missing link out to be callous babykillers.

Straight out of the communist playbook.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 1:55 pm

Ian Miles Cheong

LOL

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 1:56 pm

Straight out of the communist playbook.

Alarmingly stupid; if you don’t agree with me, you’re not only a communist, but a high level communist State agent.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 1:56 pm

Oops looks like I poked a bear.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 1:57 pm

“Daily Mail.”

Read the crazy letter issued to residents of one of Australia’s richest suburbs: ‘You’re too wealthy – and that’s harming us’

Letter being dropped in Toorak mail boxes
It asserts residents of suburb are too rich
They are told to give away houses and cars

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 1:58 pm

More than 40,000 cases of influenza have been recorded so far this year as experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our immunity and response to illnesses.

If only “Ruby” hadn’t retired! ….. we could have had a lockdown or three to “stop the spread” … and this time instead of pepper spray ….. tasers! ……

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 2:00 pm

I probably had that “new” flu and it knocked me for six.

I stayed home and got better…it didn’t require a police state.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 2:00 pm

Sancho:

The man is as dumb as a box of rocks. Even if a juror did leak that information and it was accurate, only a total dickhead would volunteer it to an enquiry without being asked.

“Arrogant and untouchable” springs to mind.
There’s a lot of that going around in our society’s upper echelons.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 2:02 pm

I ran out of balls on the Albany course during a particularly bad period.
I’m guessing that was when you seriously considered a political career might be on the card ……. LOL!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:05 pm

“Something about the algorithm was pushing mentions of Stan Grant and the voice to me and they were awful and I’m not going to repeat them here.

What a mong.
If you stick to your “following” tab, the algorithm does not impact you.

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2023 2:07 pm

Even though some people seen particularly callous about the health of the ‘non productive’ members of society the flu is potentially fatal in young children.
My grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

Not sure what you’re referring to there, however on the subject of callousness, there’s been a hell of a lot of it displayed by the people who pushed the vaccines onto/into unwilling recipients.
Who locked people up for the best part of two years and disrupted society in ways we may never see the end of.
The same experts and journalists who now, without a hint of introspection, say people’s immunity is low because of the “pandemic”.

What I would like to do to them could be construed as callous.
Could be.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 2:10 pm

I probably had that “new” flu and it knocked me for six.
Me too, last week .. 72 hours dose .. no quack, bit ‘o bed time & some throat lollies as medicine ..
still sniffling tho ……!

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2023 2:12 pm

Re Zulu above.
Link

Was sent that this morning via a mate.
So it begins.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:17 pm

If you have a contract (say a lease) and you adhere to the contract, how can you have it torn up without some form of process?
This Canberra hospital situation is ripe.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 2:17 pm

Re Zulu above.
Link

Was sent that this morning via a mate.
So it begins.

Thank you. So it begins. It ends in the “Killing Fields.”

P
P
May 22, 2023 2:18 pm

Save Calvary Hospital Update:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CYnCaLS3k
Comments are turned off

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:23 pm

At what point in time in the future does the Calvary Hospital have to vacate the site?
Are they allowed to rip up the contracts of their service providers?
Or if they did that would they be held to the commercial terms they agreed to when entering?

johanna
johanna
May 22, 2023 2:23 pm

rosie, please share what infectious diseases are not ‘potentially fatal to young children.’

Cheap and nasty scaremongering.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 22, 2023 2:25 pm

the flu is potentially fatal in young children…. my grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

Lets hope they have not traded short term protection against an acute illness for a lifetime of an inflammatory/autoimmune disease like asthma, eczema, diabetes etc.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 2:25 pm

Now that is ripe, don’t you find it ripe, (Lady) Anne?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGxG45ra9TQ

[Sorry. I promise the SharpePosting will end…when I don’t have a crush on Caroline Langshire…. 🙂 ]

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 2:26 pm

This Canberra hospital situation is ripe.

Remember when the ACT government killed a kid demolishing another hospital?

Makes you wish the Party! Party! Party or the Sun Dried Tomato Party had power…killing bystanders may not have been part of their agenda.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:27 pm

Danny McBride dropped into the Matt & Shane (Shane Gillis) podcast.
Now that was ripe.

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 2:28 pm

Back in the days of my premature senility, I owned a 7.5-degree driver because of my delusion that I could hit the thing on my way to qualifying for the senior tour.

Thankfully, I got rid of it after I had done my block one day and threw it into a plantation at the Point Lonsdale golf club – a tough mongrel of a course that tempts fools like me to think they can actually play the game.

Then I made another mistake: I replaced the 7.5-degree driver with a 9.5-degree driver, which I had kidded myself I would be able to hit.

Having run out of money to waste on golf*, I still have that 9.5-degree driver, which occasionally allows me to get balls off the ground, eventhough, like the rest of the golf mugocracy, I should be using a 12-degree driver to guarantee I can consistently get balls in the air.

The only thing I have (and ever will have) achieved in golf is that I can finish nine holes in under three hours, which means I am not holding up other mug golfers.

*not counting the thousands of dollars I wasted on lessons.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 22, 2023 2:30 pm

Certain allegations as to “ranga love” have been made on this forum. Including, but not limited to, the assertion that “it dare not speak its name”.

As the lover of a “ranga” (not a term used in this house if you like both ears the same size, and operational) for coming up on 50 years, I must protest in the strongest possible terms at this ill feeling.

Redheads require a Voice.

And if they get one, God help you all then.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:31 pm

The only thing I have (and ever will have) achieved in golf is that I can finish nine holes in under three hours, which means I am not holding up other mug golfers.

That is all that matters.
I learned long ago to forget about distance, just concentrate on accuracy.
Who cares if you bogey every hole as long as you spend zero time looking for your ball in some snake infested scrub.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 2:33 pm

My golf is schizophrenic.

51 on front nine.
39 on back nine.

Hand in card, pro asks me if I have taken my meds.

Taylor Made have a lot to answer for with the yardage inflation. “I can hit my 4 iron 200…” well of course you can champ, because it has a loft of a 3 iron now.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 22, 2023 2:34 pm

Read the crazy letter issued to residents of one of Australia’s richest suburbs: ‘You’re too wealthy – and that’s harming us’

At least a few friends et al got this.

The overwhelming response I’ve heard was “good on them for having the courage of their convictions to actually walk around and do letter drops, not just sit on their collective arses and whinge online”.

mizaris
mizaris
May 22, 2023 2:38 pm

Malcolm Fraser…R I P

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 22, 2023 2:38 pm

Many years back, as part of the company I worked for at the time, I hosted a golf tournament. I was having a bad round (actually it was a good round for me) and at the 17th I quietly pulled my clubs out one by one and threw them way out into the middle of the small lake. People were surprised, horrified and laughing. We all dined out on it that evening ..and some remembered many years later. What i didnt tell them was I dropped into an auction house in the week leading up and bought a set of clubs from a defunct driving range for $20. My good clubs stayed home that day.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:40 pm

So is Albo popping across to China on the way back from Japan?

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2023 2:44 pm

“Hand in card, pro asks me if I have taken my meds. “

So you go for a nice relaxing game of golf.
Two stomach knotting hours of relaxation later, someone tries to make you feel worse.
I’m surprised “the pro” is still alive, but I guess you can’t be “the pro” at a golf course for very long if you can’t dodge maniacs with golf clubs in hand that well.

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 2:48 pm

51 on front nine.
39 on back nine.

So what you’re saying, Dot, is you’re actually a good golfer (among the golf mugs who venture onto the parklands set aside for the purpose).

I was only briefly able to break 90 and could break 40 for nine holes only once in every blue moon.

After years of trying, I once shot 79 for 18. But that was a long time ago. I have long ceased trying to kid myself I can play the game (even though I still love it).

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2023 2:53 pm

Oh naff off Johanna. What a ludicrous response to me pointing out that a government campaign encouraging flu vaccines for under fives isn’t a message from hell.
I’m sick of people now claiming all vaccines are bad because they didn’t like the politics around covid.
Neither did I.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 2:57 pm

If your handicap is under 20 you’re either genetically gifted or have too much time on your hands.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 2:58 pm

Dotsays:
May 22, 2023 at 1:22 pm
Boambee you are probably right.

More than 12 States might be a stretch, but if the PU (LOL) keeps going…
FNQ, CQ, Riverina, New England…NT? and…

I’d still prefer weighted voting off a national list ([shhh…or sortition…]).

I think we need to be flexible about the cities. If Greater Sydney (not the Illawarra and Hunter as well) became it’s own entity, giving it “city-State” status would be ideal, but sort of automatic really given the local government here is not constitutionally recognised (nominally I’d support it but it was an ALP idea to defeat Federation, it was a good thing it got killed off before the referendum happened).

Agree. Given the low quality of current pollies, I am reluctant to see many more of them.

Greater Brisbane has been a single local government area since the 1960s/70s.

Another way ahead might be to make the three major urban conurbations, Sydney from Wollongong to Newcastle, Melbourne from Geelong to Westernport, and Brisbane from Noosa to just north of Byron Bay into actual states, dividing the rumps of each state to provide the extra half dozen.

That would leave them as powerful states, but unable to dominate the regions of the current three states.

As for Senators, they should be nominated by their state Parliaments, with at least 60% support in a joint sitting.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 2:59 pm

PS, and also economically dependent on those regions.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2023 3:01 pm

Windmills are only good for pumping water.
I’m told that you are better off nowadays with a solar panel and an electric pump. Fewer maintenance issues.

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