Open Thread – Weekend 27 May 2023


His Mother’s Joy, Hugh Cameron, 1884

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Frank
Frank
May 27, 2023 6:49 pm

Daily Kos probably would have been keen on using rethuglican, back in the day.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 6:50 pm

Young men, creating some magick …

All ten minutes of it.

cohenite
May 27, 2023 6:53 pm

Salty:

Biological Men Are Popping Hormones To Induce Lactation for “Milk”

It’d be funny if it were not vomit inducing sick.

JC
JC
May 27, 2023 6:57 pm

cohenite says:
May 27, 2023 at 6:53 pm

Salty:

Biological Men Are Popping Hormones To Induce Lactation for “Milk”

It’d be funny if it were not vomit inducing sick.

I bet you don’t say that about all the “cute owls”.

Dot
Dot
May 27, 2023 6:58 pm

cohenite

I used all my good one liners about that yesterday.

All in all, I think it’s a rather cheesy headline.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 27, 2023 7:00 pm

https://twitter.com/TaraBull808/status/1662290582612615168

Scroll down past the Babylon Bee stuff to where De Santis gets discussed.

Frank
Frank
May 27, 2023 7:00 pm

Seems chuck is still at it.

https://littlegreenfootballs.com

Searching for “rethuglican” returns zero results however. Perhaps the jungle rot failed to completely devour his frontal cortex.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 27, 2023 7:02 pm

Neighbours parents must be away.
Party starting crank up.
Better compete with some decent tunes.
Shuffling Foo Fighters Gunners & K-Pop (just to keep them on their toes).

Frank
Frank
May 27, 2023 7:02 pm

All in all, I think it’s a rather cheesy headline.

Blue vein, surely.

JC
JC
May 27, 2023 7:04 pm

I wasn’t comparing 2016 to 2024, I said that contenders typically only get one chance, and referred to the most recent R primary candidates to illustrate the point.

Can’t you stop the twisting and turning. Can you remember what you posted:

Wrong. If he gets smashed this primary he’ll be done. Same as Cruz, Jeb, and Rubio were in ’16. You don’t get multiple shot typically as a Presidential contender.

Let’s see the curveball on this now. Also, there are plenty of multiple shots. Reagan was one example and very apt in terms for De Santis. Very successful governor, held core beliefs and didn’t let go. And that’s just on the Right.

Frank
Frank
May 27, 2023 7:06 pm

Better compete with some decent tunes.

Save it for early tomorrow morning. Maria Callas while you rev the leaf blower should teach them of the evils of alcohol consumption. Bonus points if you do it wearing only your jocks, ray bans and a pair of wellingtons.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 27, 2023 7:07 pm

Sure Muddy. I’ll tell the Avonmore boss it’s coming.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 27, 2023 7:07 pm

Is there something you want to confess to, sancho?

Well, yes, Nurse Betty.
I’ve been falsifying the drug issue records at the hospital. I issue the drugs to a geriatric patient but I don’t administer them.
I take them home to party, party, party.
Sure, the old codger is writhing in pain, but they are unproductive members of society, right?
Anything else you’d like to know?

Vicki
Vicki
May 27, 2023 7:07 pm

It’s just the vibe, and I’m quite uncertain about him and just the general feeling of the man.
But I could quite easily be wrong, and you, right.

Look – I am not an expert on De Santis. Just have followed his policy in relation Covid/lockdowns etc. Plus I have friends in Florida – an ex military bloke and his very smart wife – who reckon he is the real deal. Since we share most conclusions about the state of the West in general – I defer somewhat to their assessment of their Governor.

Muddy
Muddy
May 27, 2023 7:09 pm

Serious, apolitical (non-ranting) request.
Seeking Contacts in Papua New Guinea.

If anyone reading this has provincial (Morobe) government or media contacts in Lae, PNG, or with the U.S. and Japanese Embassies in Port Moresby, I would love to know please.

I have a PNG friend at Salamaua (just inland from Salamaua actually) who I have been assisting with his small military museum for some years. The area had a lot of military activity in 1942-43 (at least 20,000 from PNG, Australia, the US of A, and Japan, served on the battlefield during this period). This September will mark the 80th anniversary of the re-occupation by the Allies of Salamaua (which is dwarfed in the history books by the campaign for Lae), and my friend and I have been planning a small commemorative ceremony to take place at Salamaua on the 12th of Sept.

We’ve made a start on the local government level, where we have been tentatively promised limited financial help, and have made initial contact with the Australian Consulate at Lae, and a Morobe Government representative. What we require is to consolidate our contacts at the Province level, and to establish a liaison with a media outlet (we had a contact but it dropped out).

We would also like to communicate directly with named individuals at both the U.S. and Japanese Embassies in Moresby, as our introductory efforts with both have not borne fruit. While we consider it unlikely that due to logistic and security concerns, either Embassy will send an official party to the event, we hope to solicit a written statement that can be read out on the day.

Any suggestions will be most welcome, thank you.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 7:13 pm

Peoples – it appears that poor li’l ol’ Eddles has gone missing in Beijing …

I look forward to the Sky after dark controlled opposition loudly stating that he must be released.

He courageously blundered in there, demanding the CCTV footage from within Reynolds’ office that showed Hoggins and Lehrmann engaging in the “beast with two backs” as well as the file containing the minutes of the National Cabinet meetings in 2020 and 2021.

And tragically, we’ve not heard from him since 🙁

#freeeddles

Muddy
Muddy
May 27, 2023 7:16 pm

Top Ender.

Thanks. It will be a week or two, as I have a few other distractions right now.

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2023 7:23 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 27, 2023 7:25 pm

New ‘Birthgap’ Film Shows How Explosion in Childlessness is Driving Historically Unprecedented Population Collapse

Engineered. The Davos elites believe the Malthusian rubbish.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 27, 2023 7:25 pm

Young men, creating some magick …

Saw them in Singapore. Fools Gold live was freekin’ amazing.

Muddy
Muddy
May 27, 2023 7:26 pm

To clarify my request above:

I am NOT soliciting money or goods. What we ARE seeking is assistance with making contacts. That’s all.

Dot
Dot
May 27, 2023 7:27 pm

Ignoring the family court system and the depressing, usurious taxes levied against people trying to buy a home is completely ignorant.

Here’s the thing. Iran has fertility as low as the West, Hasidic Jewish families in America have an average of 5+ children and the ultra orthodox Jewish families in Israel have 7+ children on average. Career orientation is part of that as well.

Dot
Dot
May 27, 2023 7:29 pm

Child support and divorce (and alimony) in America is ridiculous; ReasonTV on YouTube has plenty of clips from DivorceCorp explaining this.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 27, 2023 7:33 pm

De Santis has some electoral success, ran the state through Covid without messing up much and engages effectively on the cultural issues. Looks like a winner over old Joe B, if he can get in front of Trump.

Who should lose in votes and not jury polls, to show his time is past and whatever MAGA dreams he sold were not delivered in his term …

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2023 7:34 pm

The Davos elites believe the Malthusian rubbish.

They don’t just believe it, they’re trying to engineer it by creating a food crisis. And the energy crisis is well underway.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 7:34 pm

Child support and divorce (and alimony) in America is ridiculous

Hence the “jungle languishing”, Pol?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2023 7:35 pm

Told in Max Hasting’s book “Soldiers. Great Stories of War and Peace.”

The Anglo French Suez invasion of 1956 was marked by a fair amount of military confusion.

“When ships eventually unloaded at Port Said, there were surprises. At the fishing harbor a senior staff officer noticed a three ton lorry so overloaded that it’s rear springs were all but concave, and stuck fast on the ramp. “Who the bloody hell are you,” he inquired kindly ” and what are you doing?”

“I, Sir” responded a voice of much dignity “am the Mess – Sergeant of Her Majesty’s Life Guards, and I have with me the officer’s mess silver, and champagne.”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 27, 2023 7:36 pm

Rabzsays:

May 27, 2023 at 7:13 pm

Peoples – it appears that poor li’l ol’ Eddles has gone missing in Beijing …

He has certainly dropped off his more outrageous claims about Mr Lehrmann.
Which is just as well.
For him.

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2023 7:36 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 27, 2023 7:36 pm

Fools Gold live was freekin’ amazing.

Awesome funk. A much unappreciated style of music.
In return I’ll put up a bit of jazz soul blues rock from an Aussie babe.

Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me (2007)

Rabz
May 27, 2023 7:37 pm

Nothing that can’t be fixed with the application of some “Hong Kong Money” … 🙂

Rabz
May 27, 2023 7:38 pm

Pancho – he has gone missing – an apprehension in Beijing?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 27, 2023 7:39 pm

And just like that, option 5A VNI West is back.
What was a technical error a few days ago in now in AEMO’s project assessment and conclusions report.
A whole new group of landholders and communities have just been targeted without any warning.
Long since vanished tribal groups are given higher status for consultation than actual landholders.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 27, 2023 7:40 pm

Muddysays:
May 27, 2023 at 6:25 pm
“In 1967, we were counted. In 2023, we seek to be heard,” Burney said.

“Today marks 66 years since the 1967 referendum – one of the most successful federal referendums in Australia’s history.

Bearing in mind that I studied vege maths in school, can someone tell me what 33 plus 23 is please?
What am I missing?

It’s like the 1988 “40,000 years” (200 times 200) number. 66 years sounds close to two thirds of a century and has a “vibe”, 56 years is a “Meh!” number.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2023 7:44 pm

John
19 minutes ago
It strains credulity when Minister Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Australians and a Wiradjuri woman says she is not hearing her own voice, but once her voice is constitutionally enshrined, she’ll finally be able to listen to herself.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 27, 2023 7:44 pm

Peoples – it appears that poor li’l ol’ Eddles has gone missing in Beijing …

Somebody really needs to do a welfare check. Somebody …?

Dot
Dot
May 27, 2023 7:44 pm

Paging Mr Mole

The punchlines on these are quite good.

[Chiktatoon] Forever alone vs Virgin ghost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mpLTBUX0rA

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2023 7:45 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
May 27, 2023 7:46 pm

Not returning those Brittany tapes wasn’t really like Blockbuster in ‘86. Dark forces at work.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 27, 2023 7:46 pm

George Soros has dedicated his life to dividing people of all nations and backgrounds.THE SOROS ACTIVIST AT THE HEART OF CALIFORNIA’S $800 BILLION SLAVE REPARATIONS

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 27, 2023 7:51 pm

Some serious funk in this track. Have to wonder what the planet thought when these guys appeared out of nowhere. And television in the sixties was so lame.

Rolling Stones – It’s all over now (1964)

Rabz
May 27, 2023 7:51 pm

Cats, I exist because my employer hasn’t seen fit to jobsack me.

Try being the only non collectivist within an organisation that employs about 80 peoples nationwide.

Yet I’ve been there for over 15 years – so they can at least claim that they employ a personage who is not a collectivist.

Stuck in the middle and yet allowed a free range brief – and they pay me well.

So things could be a lot worse. 🙂

Dot
Dot
May 27, 2023 7:53 pm

Bruce

I am not getting RickRolled again with Gillard, Joan Kirner and other obese feminista Labor luminaries.

JC
JC
May 27, 2023 7:56 pm

Get a load of these ( I think) undecipherable, illogical betting markets at https://www.electionbettingodds.com/

Conclusions I can draw.

1. Trump will be the GOP nominee
2. Hiden will be the Demon nominee
3. Hiden beats Trump
4. Hiden will lose the election.

How the F can betting markets become so tangled up with illogical nonsense, unless I’m not reading this right. With Hiden 37.1% to win the election, it means the odds favor him to lose?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2023 7:58 pm

Peoples – it appears that poor li’l ol’ Eddles has gone missing in Beijing …

This is the intelligence service of the Chinese People’s Army. We have your Eddles. Pay us one million dollars, immediately, or we’ll give him back.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 8:00 pm

Those Mighty Reds couldn’t win the eight in a row they needed to land a space in the top four, Cats. 🙁

However, they will never, ever have to walk alone

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 27, 2023 8:11 pm

Rabzsays:

May 27, 2023 at 7:38 pm

Pancho – he has gone missing – an apprehension in Beijing?

I am getting a flashback to “Ruthless People”.
Feeling sorry for the captors, who are reducing the ransom demands by the hour.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 8:12 pm

To his credit, Eddles is no mUttley.

Called upon to leave his comfortable living room couch, the Eddles appears to be out their conducting some actual field work*. Although the subsequent seemingly interminable languishing in a soviet era gaol cell may not have been part of his idyllic idyll …

Free Eddles, Albosleazey!

*The sentence above may bear no resemblance to reality, coincidentally or otherwise

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 27, 2023 8:13 pm

However, they will never, ever have to walk alone

Certainly not with modern video editing. Two rapidly multiplying Aussies:

The Presets – My People (2007)

cohenite
May 27, 2023 8:15 pm

Just rewatched Death Wish with Charlie Bronson; hilarious how attitudes towards vigilantism depicted in the movie differ so much from today when the need for vigilantism is so much greater. However, a vigilante today would be wasting their time plugging the trash on the street; what would have to be done is the pollies, AGs and Judges who have caused the shit on the streets would be the ones who would have to be subject to vigilantism.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 27, 2023 8:16 pm

H B Bearsays:

May 27, 2023 at 7:44 pm

Peoples – it appears that poor li’l ol’ Eddles has gone missing in Beijing …

Somebody really needs to do a welfare check. Somebody …?

Sorry.
Busy.
The sock drawer is a mess.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 8:17 pm

Paul Wallee and the Yams – “the bitterest pill” I ever had to swallow, Cats – Miss Personage dumping me to engage in a tawdree affair with teats peanuthead. 🙁

cohenite
May 27, 2023 8:19 pm

And since its Saturday night with distasteful comments already gratuitously made here is tonight’s cute owl.. Suck on that losers.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 27, 2023 8:20 pm
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 27, 2023 8:24 pm

The acronym fest on offer to “stakeholders” dealing with AEMO:

– AEMO
– VNI
– APV
– WRL
– PACR
– ISP
– REZ
– TCV
– RIT
– NEVA
– MCA
– NPV
– VECP

That’s just a short list in the latest email to landholders.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 27, 2023 8:29 pm

“stakeholders”- what an odious buzzword. Reminds me of Tony Bliar

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 27, 2023 8:30 pm

come on and take my gun from me … a more contemporary version of charles bronson

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 27, 2023 8:34 pm

Roger says:
May 27, 2023 at 9:01 am
Second, there are no minutes of the so-called national cabinet so ……

It is very easy to ‘screen record’ Zoom meetings in real time on your computer. I have done it a number of times.

I would be very surprised if some (if not all) of the participants didnt do so, by some means or other, even as low tech as a gopro off to the side recording your screen

JC
JC
May 27, 2023 8:36 pm

Suck on that losers.

Cronkers, most of us is, I presume are, hetro.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 27, 2023 8:37 pm

Farmers and landholders are referred to as “hosts” of the infrastructure by AEMO
It’s mafia language. They’re making us an offer we can’t refuse.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2023 8:40 pm

My fav scene from Death Wish

Bring a knife to a gunfight….

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 27, 2023 8:53 pm

Gez

Stakeholders is meant to be anyone with an interest in said development and definitely includes landholders. I live in this world being an exploration geologist.

One thing I have noticed having one of these renewable monstrosities planned adjoining the suburb I live in stakeholders is skewed to Qld Development Corp, Townsville City Council, Ergon, Dept Mines & energy, Dept Environment & Science and the NBS (For some unknown reason). Everyone but the residents if I was you I would be looking for any EPBC Act referrals (They are mandatory and federal jurisdictionally not state based) and looking for how long they knew. Seem same standards are not enforced for “renewables.”

Lastly, Vic seems to have no Land Court that the more resource rich states do. These guys below are the enemy but they may give you ways of frustrating the carpetbaggers:

https://www.edo.org.au/victorian-submissions/

For your perusal anyway.

JC
JC
May 27, 2023 8:54 pm

Vivek Ramaswamy
@VivekGRamaswamy
Now @LinkedIn
(owned by @Microsoft
) is trying to claim their decision to censor me was an “error.” This is laughable. On May 17 we noticed my account was locked. A LinkedIn employee said it was because I had posted videos containing “misleading or inaccurate information.” We asked them in writing to point out what was false. The employee doubled down & said they do not tolerate “misinformation, hate speech, violence, or abuse.” It took several media inquiries before they restored the account nearly a week later. Calling it an “error” now is totally dishonest. This wasn’t a technical glitch, it was an intentional act of censorship of my views on Biden, China, and climate change. Typical Big Tech behavior: trying to cover their tracks after egregious election interference. I challenge @SatyaNadella
to publicly condemn LinkedIn’s censorship, or else this is just the beginning of 2024 election interference.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 27, 2023 8:58 pm

Well done Jennifer and the other determined men who didn’t let BoM mislead the public without challenge.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/26/bureau-capitulates-but-overseas-model-unlikely-to-solve-all-temperature-measurement-issues/

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 27, 2023 9:02 pm

Thanks Rockdoctor.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:10 pm

Gil Scott Heron – well, the first thing I want to say is, “mandate my house sized backside” and he “acted like an actor, Hollyweird … “

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:13 pm

Rog says

Sacré bleu, he never desists … ;?

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:16 pm

Yeah, you get the point, interlopers.

Get off my planet by sundown, I requests ya.

Or else. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2023 9:28 pm

JackandJill
3 minutes ago
Burney WASN’T listening when she and Albanese introduced grog back into the communities….

*A cask of wine is worth $100 in remote lands now as the SA Police intercept cars travelling with boots full of cask wine heading to the communities north of Adelaide….

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:28 pm

civil rights, womens’ rights, gay rights, – it’s all wrong – call in the cavalry to disrupt this perception of freedom gone wild – goddammit – first one wants freedom, then the whole damn world wants freedom – nostalgia, that’s what we want, I tells ya … 🙂

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:37 pm

When all the other celluloid saviours were cringing in terror before the McArthee, Ron stood tall …

cohenite
May 27, 2023 9:42 pm

Well done Jennifer and the other determined men who didn’t let BoM mislead the public without challenge.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/05/26/bureau-capitulates-but-overseas-model-unlikely-to-solve-all-temperature-measurement-issues/

Jen and the others in the group do great work. Getting up at Watts and also sometimes in the local media is great but we need a major political attack on the BOM and the CSIRO. It won’t come from brain dead turtle and the libs are dickless.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 27, 2023 9:46 pm

Will the Surry Hills burnt building husk collapse into its own footprint?
Something something, jet fuel can’t melt heritage listings.
I defer to Indolent in such matters.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 27, 2023 9:54 pm

I challenge @SatyaNadella to publicly condemn LinkedIn’s censorship, or else this is just the beginning of 2024 election interference.

Vivek crying victim here is pathetic. You can’t go on a professional networking and employment site, start spouting political opinions, and whinge you’re being politically targeted when your rants get suppressed. The rest of the Internet exists for speech and LinkedIn has a purpose that I do not think it should stray from with very good reason.
I’d rather our society return to the arrangements when businesses focussed on legally making money by excelling in some narrow stage in the value chain, without trying to save the planet, promote equity, and be “good corporate citizens” or whatever euphemisms for crony capitalism we’re using this week. Users refraining from blogging politics on LinkedIn is part of that vision.

Rabz
May 27, 2023 9:58 pm

Bobby Zimmerman’s finest song, as unrepentantly performed by himself … 🙂

Rabz
May 27, 2023 10:12 pm

Miss Apil Corley at her best

The pale skinned brunette Ten in the green top and white boots …

Magnifique 🙂

Rabz
May 27, 2023 10:13 pm

April …

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Anyone who believes bulk import of yuuuge numbas of Indian nationals into the Australian workforce will go smoothly, well they badly need to ride in a cab driven by an Indian student, twice daily for a week.
After that, they all their possession, especially valuable stuff, shall be transported by an imported Indian truckie, with whom they have to deal on every aspect of the transport.

After that they get read back to them, in public, their belief that Indians are “just like us”

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Anyway, what’s all this about importing hordes of Indians?

Rabz
May 27, 2023 10:36 pm

Marvin and some Amazons, who are impossible to ignore …

When go go goils go rogue 🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 27, 2023 10:46 pm

Anyway, what’s all this about importing hordes of Indians?

Nafink.
Just the rampant imagination of the Good Nurse.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Nafink.
Just the rampant imagination of the Good Nurse.

So the posting & discussion a few days ago about Albanese getting all huggy with India & importing hordes of Indians, .. .. was just… baseless chit chat?

Rabz
May 27, 2023 11:12 pm

Will the Sleazy Hills burnt building husk collapse into its own footprint?

Yep. There was no supporting internal superstructure. It was indeed, a husk.

Apparently the cops have been “speaking with two utes*”, seen as they were, very quickly dashing back to Redfern.

*See the Joe Pesci character in “My cousin Vinnee”

Rabz
May 27, 2023 11:23 pm

Hey, Miss Personage – it’s a thin line between love and hate

🙁

Rabz
May 27, 2023 11:41 pm

A Gyspy as she is …

Rabz
May 28, 2023 12:00 am

What a film clip – a brunette completely outsmarting a blonde.

Keely always was definitively gorgeous.

I used to just enjoy the song back in the late nineties.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 28, 2023 12:18 am

Indolent posted about a speach by Alan Jones. If it is one I clicked on in Twitter it is not Alan speaking.

Regarding De Santis I read he was getting a lot of his Covid advice from Dr Jay Bhaticharia of the Great Barrington Declaration.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2023 12:33 am

Briefly scrolled through today activities.

It would appear Nurse Bobbie may be inheriting the Faulty/St.Ruth meatsack of doom-mongering.

Am keeping an eye on the sky. No planeloads of PLA heading south.

Yet.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2023 12:35 am

*today’s*

Told you I was looking at the sky. Instead of the keyboard.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 1:43 am

Anyone recall when Basil Faulty of the Torres Strait was on here vigorously defending Struphid. It’s like a death wish with this fcucker. Whenever he’s providing security for one of his faves, the fave end up in a ditch.

Tom
Tom
May 28, 2023 4:00 am
Black Ball
Black Ball
May 28, 2023 6:05 am

Piers Akerman:

The dysfunctional Green-Labor ACT government’s policies are coming sharply into focus through the lens provided by the wokester capital’s ongoing inquiry into its criminal justice system.

What’s been displayed appears to show a lack of expertise by people holding senior offices within the ACT justice system.

An average observer with exposure to the political-judicial world could reasonably believe that the ACT’s administration of justice is just as flawed as that in Victoria, where the late Cardinal George Pell was convicted and jailed and had his appeal rejected by the Victorian court of appeals, only to have the High Court bench unanimously overturn his conviction.

The board of inquiry chaired by the eminent former senior judge Walter Sofronoff has shown both the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, Shane Drumgold and the Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates, seemingly lack a complete understanding of their functions.

The inquiry was called by the toy territory’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr last December 21 following a letter sent by DPP Shane Drumgold SC to Police Chief Neil Gaughan on November 1 outlining his concerns over police conduct during their investigation of the alleged rape of parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins by her colleague Bruce Lehrmann in the office of their boss, former defence industry minister Linda Reynolds on March 23, 2019.

Mr Lehrmann has always denied the allegation and pleaded not guilty.

According to Drumgold, police pressured him not to prosecute Lehrmann.

The Higgins case began on October 4, 2022, but was abandoned on October 27 while the jury was considering its verdict when it was found a juror had conducted private research and taken his findings into the jury room.

The case was relisted for hearing in February but Drumgold announced on December 2, 2022, he would not proceed because of his serious concerns about Higgins’ mental health though he said he held the view there was a reasonable prospect of conviction.

Drumgold took leave after punishing days in the witness stand during which he speculated about possible political conspiracies between the Morrison government and the Australian Federal Police, between senior ministers and Lehrmann’s defence team, and between the AFP and defence lawyers. There was no evidence to support these claims and Drumgold subsequently admitted he was “mistaken about political interference in the investigation of Mr Lehrmann’’.

His claim to have warned television identity Lisa Wilkinson about a speech she was to make at the Logie awards is also disputed by Wilkinson and her network’s lawyers.

Drumgold also “inaccurately” told the ACT Supreme Court that police believed an investigative review document, known as the Moller report, was subject to legal professional privilege despite the Australian Federal Police telling him in a meeting that they did not intend to make such a claim.

Then there is Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates who acted as an intermediary between the alleged rape victim and police and whose multiple appearances walking Higgins to court and standing with her at media conferences sparked ongoing controversy. It is unthinkable that the commissioner in any other area, roads, police or fire, would be driving a steamroller, heading a murder investigation or holding a hose.

As no crime had been proven was it proper for her to make so many high profile appearances?

Sofronoff’s report is due in July.

The public, the legal profession and police are eagerly anticipating the learned jurist’s opinion of ACT-style.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 28, 2023 7:06 am

Labor instituted self-government for the ACT despite a referendum which voted against it. This has resulted in a quasi-state type of government in a puddle that only justifies a town council. The dregs then rise to the top.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 28, 2023 7:08 am

The federal government (and my local GP) are recommending a booster shot of the same vaccines that Dr. McCullough now says caused and will cause damage to males.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 28, 2023 7:17 am

Megyn Kelly says it’s no longer Fox News, it’s Foxweiser!

calli
calli
May 28, 2023 7:21 am

Thanks Tom. Sunday rolls around again.

Nice poster for Knuckle’s wall there.

And…took a second to realise those were pigeons.

mem
mem
May 28, 2023 7:28 am

Was at lunch yesterday where the issue of future power sources was discussed. According to some, hydrogen power will be the go to fuel for cars. I expressed my reservations it could be commercially viable given the properties of the gas, but then wake to reading this today. Am I wrong?
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/05/27/24-hours-of-le-mans-race-to-allow-hydrogen-powered-cars/

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 28, 2023 7:42 am

Hydrogen difficulties:
1. It requires energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
2. Cannot be contained in the sort of metal fuel tanks we use now for petrol and diesel.
3. Unsafe to ship – has to be converted to ammonia, then reconverted later.
4. Like wind power, it will require a complete redesign of vehicles and the distribution system (infrastructure) that a century of development has made good for petrol and diesel, and coal fired power.
5. We are governed by idiots, who are in turn supported by complicit media who do not tell the truth about power systems and energy generally. Hence we get stupid memes like Green Hydrogen, and Green political parties.

P
P
May 28, 2023 7:49 am

Pentecost Sunday

Veni Sancte Spiritus – Pentecost Sequence Sung in Latin Gregorian Chant

Pentecost was a Jewish feast, as it remains today, going back to the time of Moses. It commemorated two events: the end of the harvest 50 days after the Passover, for which it was called the Festival of Weeks, and the Giving of the Torah, or Law, to Moses on Mt Sinai fifty days after the first Passover, when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt.

For this feast all males were to go up to Jerusalem, which explains why the Acts of the Apostles tell us that “there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” (Acts 2:5).

When Christians began to celebrate Pentecost to commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles on the very day of the Jewish feast, they kept the name Pentecost, from the Greek word meaning “fiftieth”, because it came 50 days after Easter.

In English the feast is also known as Whitsunday, or White Sunday, because on that day the newly baptised wore their white garments for the services.

The Catholic Weekly

Chris
Chris
May 28, 2023 8:10 am

Told in Max Hasting’s book “Soldiers. Great Stories of War and Peace.”

The Anglo French Suez invasion of 1956 was marked by a fair amount of military confusion.

“When ships eventually unloaded at Port Said, there were surprises. At the fishing harbor a senior staff officer noticed a three ton lorry so overloaded that it’s rear springs were all but concave, and stuck fast on the ramp. “Who the bloody hell are you,” he inquired kindly ” and what are you doing?”

“I, Sir” responded a voice of much dignity “am the Mess – Sergeant of Her Majesty’s Life Guards, and I have with me the officer’s mess silver, and champagne.”

Nice, ZK2A.
Mum’s partner was in that imbroglio, a driver of interesting vehicles for odd jobs. The locals had a picturesque habit of stringing wires across the roads for motorcycle couriers and top-down landrover drivers.

calli
calli
May 28, 2023 8:10 am

A precious day in the Church calendar. Thanks for that P. The Beloved is champing at the bit to get off to Church right now.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 8:24 am

Ammonia is probably easier than hydrogen, but why bother?

Just have nuke and we can synthesise safer traditional liquid fuels out of electrical energy and atmospheric gases and vapour; we don’t even need EVs.

It has been recently proven nuclear is literally too cheap to meter.

mem
mem
May 28, 2023 8:29 am

Anchor Whatsays:
May 28, 2023 at 7:42 am
Hydrogen difficulties:
So what is Le-mans race up to? Is it just throwing up the challenge or seeming to be green at some stage in future?

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 8:31 am

2.4 degrees C at Longreach at 0700.
Sod this for a lark.

Tom
Tom
May 28, 2023 8:40 am

I remember a “Spring” September in Urandangie on the Qld-NT border when it was zero degrees outside the swag I was sleeping in. In all but summer, the Australian outback away from the coast is freezing.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 28, 2023 8:46 am

Blackout Bowen should read this if he ever sobers up!
Modern civilization has only two choices for baseload power—hydrocarbons or nuclear.

The heralded wind and solar ‘transition’ has already revealed itself as among the greatest deceptions ever pulled. Harry Houdini would have been impressed with the wind and sun cult’s ability to turn night into day and twist logic and reason beyond even the most delusional imagination.

As Nick Giambruno details in this punchy little essay, taxpayers and power consumers around the globe have already stumped up $5 trillion subsidise wind and solar, with their combined output globally amounting to little more than a rounding error.

Nick correctly describes coal, oil and gas as the mainstay of the world’s energy supply – now, and for generations to come. Given that wind and solar have already proven to be an abject failure, as Nick points out, the only serious contender is safe, reliable and affordable nuclear.

The Great Energy Deception: The Truth Behind the $5 Trillion Renewable Energy Scam
Financial Underground
Nick Giambruno
April 2023

Did you know governments worldwide have spent over $5 trillion in the past two decades to subsidize wind, solar, and other so-called renewables?

To put that in perspective, if you earned $1 a second 24/7/365—about $31 million per year—it would take you 158,550 YEARS to make $5 trillion.

$5 trillion is an almost unfathomable amount of money.

However, even with that astronomical financial support, the world still depends on hydrocarbons for 84% of its energy needs—down only 2% since governments started binge spending on renewables 20 years ago.

That’s all according to Mark Mills in a report from the Manhattan Institute, who concludes that:

“The lessons of the recent decade make it clear that solar, wind, and battery technologies cannot be surged in times of need, are neither inherently ‘clean’ nor even independent of hydrocarbons, and are not cheap.”

With all that in mind, it should be clear that so-called renewables—more accurately, unreliables—have been a giant flop. They are not viable for baseload power—even with $5 trillion in subsidies and two decades of trying. Today, using wind and solar for mass power generation is an artificial political solution that would not have been chosen on a genuinely free market for energy.

Wind and solar power might be useful in specific situations. Still, it’s ridiculous to think they can provide reliable baseload power for an advanced industrial economy. It’s like trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

https://stopthesethings.com/2023/05/27/grand-energy-deception-unpacking-the-worldwide-5-trillion-renewable-energy-scam/

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 8:50 am

This time of year at 3 degrees the humidity will be in the mid 90’s in my part of northern Vic. In Longreach it will be in the 60’s.
It’s a desert.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 28, 2023 8:52 am

There was an article in the Oz two weeks about hydrogen going through the current gas pipelines . The boss of the company that operates the pipelines (AMA?) said was decades away from happening.

duncanm
duncanm
May 28, 2023 8:52 am

Chrissays:
May 27, 2023 at 2:19 pm
Mechanic Determines Car Repairs Will Cost Whatever Your Whole Paycheck Is This Month

Yes.
Boxing Day my car (2010 Subaru Forester cost me $4K) blew up its radiator on the country run.

Chris – the cost of labour is so high these days its only worth owning an old car if you know how to fix it yourself.

You could have picked up a wrecker engine for a $k and bolted it in. It only takes a couple of hours to change a subaru engine.

(* – owner of circa late-90’s subaru).

duncanm
duncanm
May 28, 2023 8:58 am

Alamak!says:
May 27, 2023 at 7:25 pm
Young men, creating some magick …

Saw them in Singapore. Fools Gold live was freekin’ amazing.

.. and the track which inspired the drumming for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQ4AtsFWVM

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 28, 2023 9:05 am

Have just found my 85yo mother in the kitchen, holding a knife …. waiting for SAPOL and the tasers now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:08 am

Daily Mail.

EXCLUSIVE: Read the bombshell text messages between ABC star Laura Tingle and Brittany Higgins as they discuss the leaking of documents with the backing of the DPP: ‘How f***ing outrageous’

Brittany Higgins leaked her complaint against AFP to the ABC
Ms Tingle said: ‘Oh Britt. I’m so sorry … How f***ing outrageous’

By Charlotte Karp In Canberra For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:46 AEST, 28 May 2023 | Updated: 01:49 AEST, 28 May 2023

Text messages show Brittany Higgins leaked a complaint about the Federal police to the ABC’s chief political correspondent two months before the trial against her alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann was set to begin, and the top prosecutor appeared to know all about it.

The extraordinary exchange between Ms Higgins and Laura Tingle, obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Australia, took place on WhatsApp in the lead-up to an article published on the national broadcaster’s website on April 27, 2022.

The messages detailed a formal complaint against the Australian Federal Police (AFP) over the unlawful release of Ms Higgins’ private mental health records and psychology notes to Mr Lehrmann’s defence team.

Ms Higgins alleged her former colleague Mr Lehrmann raped her inside Parliament House after a night out in March 2019. His original trial in the ACT Supreme Court was scheduled for June last year, but was later moved to October, before the case was discontinued

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 9:10 am
Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:11 am

Big Nambas:
https://stopthesethings.com/2023/05/27/grand-energy-deception-unpacking-the-worldwide-5-trillion-renewable-energy-scam/
Worth repeating.
“The lessons of the recent decade make it clear that solar, wind, and battery technologies cannot be surged in times of need, are neither inherently ‘clean’ nor even independent of hydrocarbons, and are not cheap.”
With all that in mind, it should be clear that so-called renewables—more accurately, unreliables—have been a giant flop. They are not viable for baseload power—even with $5 trillion in subsidies and two decades of trying. Today, using wind and solar for mass power generation is an artificial political solution that would not have been chosen on a genuinely free market for energy.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 9:14 am

Tingle eh? These meja people are just so nasty. What’s their problem?

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:17 am

Flyinduk:

Have just found my 85yo mother in the kitchen, holding a knife …. waiting for SAPOL and the tasers now.

Hope you’re joking…
If not, I’ll have peanut butter on my toast please.

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:19 am
Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:23 am

Black Woman Who Was Fired From Equinox Gym After Being Late 47 Times in 10 Months, Sues For Discrimination – Jury Awards Her $11.3 Million

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/black-woman-who-was-fired-equinox-gym-after/

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:23 am

From the Hun.

News
National
Exclusive
Ex-Special Forces soldiers speak out against war crimes accusations after decades of service

Simon Heath and
Charles Miranda
3 min read
May 28, 2023 – 5:00AM
News Corp Australia Network

heraldsun.com.au07:07
‘Appalling, clumsy, calamitous’: Erin Molan slams ADF investigation

UP NEXT

Former elite Special Forces soldiers have broken ranks to make a public plea for understanding with more than two years of police investigations destroying their marriages, careers and mental health.

Since the Brereton report into alleged war crimes was released in 2020, a war of silence has largely existed around the 23 men directly accused of wrong doing and dozens more who served around them.

Only one man has been charged, briefs against two others are in preparation for the DPP and the rest have been living in limbo with regular Office of Special Investigator calls, visits, phone taps and offers of immunity inducements if they roll on others.

Now several of the former SAS have agreed to go public, agreeing to speak on condition of anonymity with details of what they went through from the Afghanistan battlefields to equally distressing lives since back home.

“We did hundreds of missions, some guys for almost 20 years, I did nine tours. It was the SAS out there, very few others went outside the wire, the Commandos also did some stuff up the valley,” one former soldier said.

“In 2011 and 2012 we stopped Australians getting killed, we shut down the guys making IEDs and Aussies lived because of that. We were getting shot at on every mission, we had mates die, we saw our mates die,” added another.

“A lot of people don’t realise what Afghanistan was like … none of the fighting was out in the desert, it was all in the Green Zone, where people lived, mostly in farmland. We were fighting guys who’d be farmers, and then they’d be Taliban, and then go back to being farmers. The Taliban bosses f**ked off to Pakistan and hid out there, we knew that, and then as soon as the Yanks f**ked off they came crawling back.”

Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2023 9:28 am

Indolent posted about a speach by Alan Jones. If it is one I clicked on in Twitter it is not Alan speaking.

Many of the comments below it said the same. I listened to Alan on the radio for years and it sounded like him to me, but under bad technical conditions. The content was 100% Alan. No one could put it better.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 28, 2023 9:29 am

Good luck getting a gang of villains in a shed up at Heathrow.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:30 am

The ADF commanders who oversaw the SAS missions come in for particular criticism, as one of them said: “The Commanders, they were running things from over in Dubai, they weren’t even in Afghanistan, and they still all got medals … medals for sitting in Dubai, what a joke”.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 28, 2023 9:32 am

Tingle eh? These meja people are just so nasty. What’s their problem?

The ABC sees it as their right to use their media platform to influence politics, but screams ‘muh independence’ as soon as anyone in politics comments on the wayward behaviour of the ABC.

What makes it worse is that politicians only really ever call out the ABC for its politics but the ABC sees any attempt to point out their interference in politics as political interference in their (biased) reporting.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:35 am

DB is right, it’s now a stuphid revisit with dribs of Faulty mixed in for good measure.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 9:36 am

Have just found my 85yo mother in the kitchen, holding a knife …. waiting for SAPOL and the tasers now.

Well, it wasn’t me. I’m still five years off the pace.

And I’m not Flying Duk’s mum either. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:38 am

Black Woman Who Was Fired From Equinox Gym After Being Late 47 Times in 10 Months,

Did she claim “inter generational trauma” and slavery as an excuse?

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:38 am

Indolent:

Many of the comments below it said the same. I listened to Alan on the radio for years and it sounded like him to me, but under bad technical conditions. The content was 100% Alan. No one could put it better.

Exactly. It was a shitty recording but that wasn’t Alans fault.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:39 am

Text messages show Brittany Higgins leaked a complaint about the Federal police to the ABC’s chief political correspondent two months before the trial against her alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann was set to begin, and the top prosecutor appeared to know all about it.

The extraordinary exchange between Ms Higgins and Laura Tingle, obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Australia, took place on WhatsApp in the lead-up to an article published on the national broadcaster’s website on April 27, 2022.

The messages detailed a formal complaint against the Australian Federal Police (AFP) over the unlawful release of Ms Higgins’ private mental health records and psychology notes to Mr Lehrmann’s defence team.

You have to wonder how far up the political chain these chat logs may lead.

Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2023 9:39 am

The boss told them he supports DeSantis and not to target him.

Davar Echad
@DavarEchad
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@TheBabylonBee

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 9:41 am

I am curious at the media reaction to the Durham report and its reference to Alexander Downer. You would think that Australian media would latch onto the Australian connection and ask Downer to explain or at least comment on it. The deafening silence is interesting particularly from Sky. Chris Kenny even had Downer on his show and he failed to ask a single question about it.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:41 am

LOL – Outsiders interviewing George Papadopolopolous about his legendary encounter with Fishnets Downer, which gave birth to the Steele Dossier and much hysterical screeching by various imbeciles about Wussia.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:43 am

Don’t bother buying it – they’ll just demand it back because ‘colonialism.’.

No.

Indians in their heart of hearts aspire to be more English than the British.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 9:43 am

I’m glad Rowan and the Outsiders are now tackling the Alexander Downer annd the Durham Report issue. No wonder they are the highest rated Sky News program.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 9:45 am

“5. We are governed by idiots, who are in turn supported by complicit media who do not tell the truth about power systems and energy generally. Hence we get stupid memes like Green Hydrogen, and Green political parties.”

Indeed. Well said.

Further to “complicit media who do not tell the truth “, in case you haven’t heard British Cycling has finally banned biological males, even those biological males who’ve chopped off their dicks, even those biological males who’ve guzzled tonnes of hormones. Amen. Of course, the usual progressive coterie of deviants, perverts, cheats and progressive idiots are now all wailing, “it’s not fair” (funny how they’re never interested in “fairness” when it comes to the perverts competing and beating biological women), never mind the fact that the science is absolutely crystal clear about what happens to males after they’ve gone through puberty, which is that even if an adult male cuts his dick off, or guzzles a tonne of hormones, HE still has a considerable biological winning edge over biological females. But now, in the light of the British Cycling ban, some are asking the very reasonable question, “well, how did it get this far when a sporting organisation has had to come out and issue such a common sense policy ban?”. That’s a good question, and the answer is obvious. The reason why it has gotten so far is that too weaklings and cowards in government, corporate, sporting, media and entertainment professions have all been captured by this gruesome perverted nonsense, they worship at the altar of LGBTQI+ queer bulldust, they have willingly swallowed sinister lies they then happily propagate, and they avidly participate in the gaslighting of deplorables…aka ordinary people, to the point where we are now in a situation where perverts are beating biological women in cycling, surfing, swimming and so on. And don’t get me started on male perverts in changerooms. Even now, under a story on the Oz, if I was to write the following truthful words….

“Transwomen are not women”.

The comment would be rejected, within seconds I might add.

One of the main reasons why we now find ourselves in these very ludicrous and dystopian times is because we no longer have a media that is brave, a media that is curious and inquisitive, and a media that wants to tell the truth. Because, and here’s a fundamental basic truth, a truth that even the Oz won’t even publish, which is that….”transwomen are not women”.

Very very few want to stand up and speak truth and those who do, like Sall Grover, like Bernard Gaynor, like Kirralee Smith, like Lyle Shelton, have been or are being reported on by perverts and then they are summoned before a Stasi like government department such as the AHRC (departments I might add that in the almost nine years of cretinous Coalition governments, they did f*ck all to rein in or curb), and be forced to attend mediation all because they’ve spoken a basic truth such as, wait for it….”transwomen are not women”.

By the way, has someone told Little Johnny Prosciutto and his fellow jelly-back comrades in the Victorian Liberal Party about the UK cycling ban? Or perhaps Little Johnny Prosciutto or one of the cretinous minions in his office are now furiously looking up Wikipedia to smear the head of British Cycling, a man named John Dutton, as a “Nazi” or “Nazi adjacent”. Oh and Monty must also now think that the head of British Cycling is a hateful, far-right Nazi and he too should be “punched’ in the face.

I couldn’t comment much yesterday as I had a busy family day, but scrolling back I note that yesterday “hzhousewife” asked, in response to my comment about “all the major Australian corporates and banks are furiously embracing ESG”

“I’m curious to know exactly how they are doing this. Are they refusing customers for example?

Yes, the big four banks and large corporates are now beginning to refuse to lend money and/or work with companies with no ESG policy. ESG is now becoming entrenched in loans, leases, mortgages and so on. And again this comes back to moral cowardice and all round moral posturing. Green activism is now rampant through most large Australian companies and organisations. How has it got this far? Well, it comes back to the aforementioned transpervert stuff above, it’s due to a fatal combination of moral cowardice, of not wanting to upset the apple cart and of selling your souls to far-left activists. I should add that whilst small small business may not yet be effected by ESG militant activism, they will be, it’s already effecting medium sized business. If you don’t have “green” ESG policies then you won’t get a dime from the major banks.

So, as said above, we are indeed governed by cowardly supine idiots, who are in turn propped up and supported by a complicit media who do not and will not tell the truth about anything. And what do we get? Stupid, stupid memes like Green Hydrogen, Green political parties, ESG, Twiggy Forrest is a hero (never mind his League or Rights’ connections), perverts destroying women’s sports, perverts in women only changerooms and all the rest of the far-left gunk running amok in the West.

And oneday, people will ask “well, how did it get this far when we allowed Green nonsense to run amok, when we destroyed our energy grid, when we destroyed our agriculture, when we allowed children to be mutilated, surgically and chemically, and all the rest of the sinister, ludicrous nonsense currently running amok in the West?”

Here’s my answer……cowardice, that how.

By the way I hope you’re all ready, coz…coz…get the drums out…..June is “Pride Month”.

Apologies about the long rant.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 28, 2023 9:48 am

Didn’t the Durham report find that Downer’s role was quite benign, but that the Hilderbeest’s campaign misrepresented it (so much nicer a word than ‘lies about’) to get the hoax rolling?

If the media interviews downer he might point this out. If they don’t, and noone else corrects the record, the lie survives.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:49 am

Apologies about the long rant.

Never. I’d rather read rants of Cats than pages of copied articles from the MSM or trusted bloggers.

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:51 am

ZK2A:
Re:Black Woman Who Was Fired From Equinox Gym After Being Late 47 Times in 10 Months,

Did she claim “inter generational trauma” and slavery as an excuse?

No but she did claim she was being picked on by whitey…

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:51 am

June is “Pride Month”

WTF? Didn’t we just go through a month of that sh*t?

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 28, 2023 9:51 am

Would have thought it was a feature, not a bug. Hun:

One of the Andrews government’s signature climate change initiatives gave away millions of dollars in carbon credits to companies which installed water heaters that did not deliver the energy savings they promised.

The Essential Services Commission has urgently removed a popular water heater installed under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program after it was discovered they were far less efficient than advertised.

The water heaters have been registered on the scheme since 2018 and insiders say they have been widely used across Victoria and NSW.

Under the VEU, installers are granted about $6200 worth of carbon credits for each energy efficient water heater they install.

This allows most installers to offer them for free while still making a profit of about $3200 after other costs.

Power generators have to buy carbon credits on the open market, and pass on the cost of them to consumers, meaning ordinary customers and businesses have worn the cost of the bungle.

The water heaters are manufactured under the Eco Alliance brand.

Essential Services Commission figures show about $17.9 million in credits have been granted to a related company, Eco Light Up, for their installations over the past 12 months.

The water heaters are among the most popular products on the scheme, which also provides subsidies for the installation of energy efficient lights, split systems and other electronic goods.

One industry insider, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Eco Alliance water heaters were commonly used throughout Victoria and NSW.

“They should be pausing every product from this company until they can test the authenticity of its lab reports,” the insider said.

“There have been container loads given to other accredited people in both states.”

In another alarming move, the ESC this week wrote to the industry warning that it has received serious complaints about water heaters more broadly.

This included safety concerns over some tanks not being properly secured.

“The commission has zero tolerance for non-compliant, unethical, unsafe, fraudulent or misleading behaviour by persons accredited to deliver energy efficient products and services through the program,” they wrote.

“Staff are closely monitoring this activity and actively investigating installations where we hold concerns.

“This includes formally referring matters to other regulators and authorities for assessment.

“I urge all accredited persons to urgently review their business practices for this activity to ensure safe installation and compliance with the program rules.”

Opposition environment spokesman James Newbury said: “The Labor Government is now literally flushing your money down the drain.”

Eco Alliance did not respond when contacted by the Sunday Herald Sun.

The scandal comes less than a year after the Herald Sun revealed the large-scale rorting of the same scheme using supposedly energy-efficient fridges, which led to dozens of fridges being dumped on the street outside businesses.

This year alone there have been about 200,000 carbon credits made from hot water units, valued at about $14m.

The VEU program is reliant on the fact that each credit takes a tonne of carbon out of the atmosphere by saving on energy usage.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 28, 2023 9:51 am

Ditto, Dot.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:52 am

Full ‘off the record’ text exchange between Laura Tingle and Brittany Higgins

March, 2022

Brittany Higgins: ‘Hi Laura, hope you are well. Completely off the record but I wanted to reach out about a formal complaint I’ll likely be making against the AFP in the coming weeks.

‘Please excuse me if David has briefed you already – Shane Drumgold the DPP brought a whole new palaver to out attention.

‘The AFP went against protocol serving the full brief of evidence to the defence (in the ACT this is usually conducted by the AFP). In addition to this, the brief included all my mental health records, session notes from the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre and full videos of my EIC interviews.

‘The DPP has been trying to ascertain how and why this happened through the police. They’ve also sought assurances from the defence counsel that although the brief was in their [possession] for months it wasn’t looked at.

‘It’s still a moveable feast but it’s something that may happen in the next three weeks or so.’

‘… When the time comes, I’m happy to provide the full back and forth correspondence from the DPP and AFP.’

Laura Tingle: ‘Oh Britt. I’m so sorry. You need this like a hole in the head. How sh*t. How f***ing outrageous. Thanks for filling me in. David hadn’t mentioned it.

‘I will, of course, keep it firmly in the vault. Just sing out, of course, if and when you want to provide the full lot. Lots of hugs and boxing gloves in the meantime.

‘And [pet cat] Boo (if she wasn’t fast asleep on the back deck) would also be sending love.’

Brittany Higgins: ‘Thank you again. Sending you the best for the coming budget week! Hope you are well x’

Laura Tingle: ‘Thanks! I must confess I’m not looking forward to it…or the campaign. The past week of grubbiness over Kimberley Kitching has left me feeling quite ill.’

April 20, 2022

Brittany Higgins: ‘Hi Laura, hope you are well. Just letting you know tht I’m going to lodge the formal complaint against the AFP today.

‘These are the notes compiled by the DPP Shane Drumgold in relation to the police misconduct.’

[five screenshots attached]

April 21

Laura Tingle: ‘Hi Darls, apologies for not getting back to you yesterday…but it’s a crazy day as D may have explained…hoping to look at this tomorrow.. does Tuesday publication work?’

April 25

Laura Tingle: ‘Hi Britt. Apologies at being slow about this. Hadn’t counted on being crook today. Just going through the docos. First just wanted to check the status of the material from the DPP?

‘Can I quote directly from it as coming from the DPP and provided to you for the purpose of making the complaint (or just advising you what has happened)?

‘(P.s. this whole thing is SO outrageous…but I guess I don’t have to tell you that!)’

Brittany Higgins: ‘No problems! Hope you are on the mend. Yes, the DPP provided me with this written account to help with the complaint. As long s it’s made clear that the comments attributed to the DPP came from emails seen by the ABC.

‘I’m happy to reconfirm with Shane in the morning just to make sure he’s comfortable.’

Brittany Higgins, responding to ‘this is SO outrageous’: ‘It’s shockingly bad form. The whole process between the police and dealing with the Govt behind the scenes has been a nightmare.’

April 26

Laura Tingle: ‘Hi Britt, just to let you know I’m keen to keep pushing on this. I have written a draft pending clarification from the DPP about using that information that has been provided to you (and the best way of attributing it).

‘I have signalled to the program that I have written something for online and am getting the ABC lawyers involved early – before I formally seek comments from all the various players – so there should not be any problems.

‘You mentioned you would talk to Shane and that’s probably a good idea. But I of course will have to approach his office for a statement later.’

Brittany Higgins: Oh great news. Thank you, I appreciate how tricky these types of stories are for publishers from a legal standpoint.

‘Yes, I’ve emailed Shane and will endeavour to speak with him shortly. Best, Britt.’

Laura Tingle: ‘Excellent! Here’s hoping we can jump all the hurdles and get it away today.’

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 28, 2023 9:52 am

Memorial Weekend banger from George Alexopoulos.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 9:52 am

Good news yesterday….I’m going to be a great-aunt!

Thrilled, absolutely thrilled.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:53 am

Wow.

I see a poor chick in the SMH was reported as “winning” an auction paying $847,000 for a one bedroom apartment in Newtown.

Not even the Eastern Suburbs.

John 11:35.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2023 9:53 am

calli at 7.21:

Nice poster for Knuckle’s wall there.

Yes. Yes it is. The only unanswered question relates to what is best in life.

The answer to that question is NOT oversized replica old-timey railway station clocks on lounge room walls.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 9:54 am

Mother Lode says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:48 am
Didn’t the Durham report find that Downer’s role was quite benign, but that the Hilderbeest’s campaign misrepresented it (so much nicer a word than ‘lies about’) to get the hoax rolling?

If the media interviews downer he might point this out. If they don’t, and noone else corrects the record, the lie survives.

So why doesn’t Downer set the record straight? Rowan said that he refused the Outsiders’ invitation to respond.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:54 am

Brittany Higgins: ‘Thank you again. Sending you the best for the coming budget week! Hope you are well x’

Laura Tingle: ‘Thanks! I must confess I’m not looking forward to it…or the campaign. The past week of grubbiness over Kimberley Kitching has left me feeling quite ill.’

Political animals. Politics is all they care about.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:56 am

Good news yesterday….I’m going to be a great-aunt!

All the best, Cassie – “Great Aunt” and “Great Uncle” (as I am) are titles with a certain air of dignity and respect about them.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:58 am

Terrible story. Look at the killer trees lining the road. The road looks narrow but in good repair. It’s possible that a kangaroo was involved and is gone without trace.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-27/fatal-crash-hamilton-bochara-four-females-killed/102401692

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 9:58 am

Dotsays:
May 28, 2023 at 9:43 am
Re:

Don’t bother buying it – they’ll just demand it back because ‘colonialism.’.

No.
Indians in their heart of hearts aspire to be more English than the British.

I saw what you did there.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 9:59 am

By the way, on C.L.’s marvellous blog he’s posted this twitter exchange from Doomlord in response to Tone Abbott’s tweet…

Ukraine is not the only country under existential threat, but it is the one most threatened now; that’s why it is the global frontline of freedom, and why every free country should rally to its side. :

Doomlord responded…

“Very annoying when Australian politicians discover threats to freedom halfway around the world, but did nothing to promote freedom in Australia while in office.”

Beautifully said Doomlord.

Abbott should STFU.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 9:59 am

Rabz says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:51 am
June is “Pride Month”
WTF? Didn’t we just go through a month of that sh*t?

Every month is now pride month. Corporations will be expected and are cooperating every day. I expect that in the near future anyone applying for a job will be asked to demonstrate their commitment to rainbow powers that be. Reminds me of how behind the Iron Curtain anyone who wanted a job had to express their fealty to the Communist Party.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:59 am

Hmmm…

Da “Big Five” came up in conversation again regarding work, now apropos of Knuckles baiting of me at 9:53 AM today.

My big five:

Strength of body and mind.
The glory of the nation.
Advancement of my family.
My reputation.
Traditionalism.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:00 am

paying $847,000 for a one bedroom apartment in Newtown

Living the dream.

I often feel like telling the millenials (or whatever the f*ck they call themselves) I work with whining about never being able to buy property to stop being collectivists and to stop voting for collectivist imbeciles.

But what are the alternatives, when we’ve been gifted with three extreme left political parties (and the fourth are practitioners of national agrarian socialism)?

Voting for one nation is so uncool they’d not consider it. As for the gliberal democrats, they would never have even heard of them.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:04 am

I often feel like telling the millenials (or whatever the f*ck they call themselves) I work with whining about never being able to buy property to stop being collectivists and to stop voting for collectivist imbeciles.

I think it is rational cognitive dissonance.

They’re hip to the scam, it’s hard to get on but once they’re on the ladder they reap the benefits and become Gen Z boomers, or “Zoomers”.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:04 am

anyone applying for a job will be asked to demonstrate their commitment to rainbow powers that be

The idiots I encounter through work are already demonstrating this via the inclusion of their “preferred pronouns” in their stupid bloody emails.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 10:11 am

paying $847,000 for a one bedroom apartment in Newtown

Brought in Perth way back when, for half the price I would have paid in Sydney. Sold for over ten times what I paid for the place. Housing in Sydney is a rip off.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 28, 2023 10:11 am

Always enjoy your rant Cassie.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 10:11 am

If Brittany blows up La Tingle and the ALPBC it will all be money well spent. It’s a long way from mashing pumpkin for Alan Ramsey.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:12 am

A sanctimonious hypocritical white imbecile getting around in blackface.

There is no other way to describe it. So take your fabricated racist abuse and stick it up your ample fundament, grant, you frigging fraud.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 10:12 am

“The extraordinary exchange between Ms Higgins and Laura Tingle,”

Faaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkk.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
May 28, 2023 10:13 am

What’s the female equivalent of the adjective ‘avuncular’?

Seems to me we need one…

cohenite
May 28, 2023 10:15 am

Then there is Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates who acted as an intermediary between the alleged rape victim and police and whose multiple appearances walking Higgins to court and standing with her at media conferences sparked ongoing controversy. It is unthinkable that the commissioner in any other area, roads, police or fire, would be driving a steamroller, heading a murder investigation or holding a hose.

Heidi and Drumgold should be in a cell together.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:16 am

“The extraordinary exchange between Hoggins and Tingles”

Eternal adolescents.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 10:16 am

Brought in Perth way back when, for half the price I would have paid in Sydney. Sold for over ten times what I paid for the place. Housing in Sydney is a rip off.

Would have made more in Sydney over the past decade. All property is relative if you have to buy in the same market. Leaving Sydney for anywhere is always a good play in my book.

Frank
Frank
May 28, 2023 10:21 am

Heidi and Drumgold should be in a cell together.

They’ll join the Greens.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 10:21 am

Mentioned the other day a Canberra library had a trans video in the children’s section.
Now find that a local library in the West of Melbourne has trans picture books pushing the theme that if you are a boy that likes playing with dolls you must be trans.
No you are a boy that likes playing with dolls.
They just can’t leave those kids alone.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 10:21 am

Canberra correspondents are one step below people giving $5 handjobs at the Hay truckstop. The entire place should be nuked and whatever’s left bulldozed into Lake Burley Griffin.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:24 am

The entire place should be nuked and whatever’s left bulldozed into Lake Burley Griffin

LOL. Whenever anyone asks me if I want to go back to Scamberra, I answer, yes, in a fully laden B52.

Real Deal
Real Deal
May 28, 2023 10:25 am

If Brittany blows up La Tingle and the ALPBC it will all be money well spent. It’s a long way from mashing pumpkin for Alan Ramsey.

Bear, that is simply superb. Well played, sir!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 28, 2023 10:25 am

The Oz reporting Lydia Thorpe taking action against the Greens for racism against her.

Of course could not just be that she is a dickhead.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 28, 2023 10:26 am

Where is Hay? Asking for a friend !

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:27 am

No you are a boy that likes playing with dolls.

Are Warhammers dolls?

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 10:28 am

“The Oz reporting Lydia Thorpe taking action against the Greens for racism against her.”

I love it when the left eat their own.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:30 am

“The Oz reporting Lydia Thorpe taking action against the Greens for racism against her.”

Was their weekly land rent to the traditional owners not enough?

As long as Sarah Hanson Young goes back to court, this is a good thing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2023 10:31 am

No but she did claim she was being picked on by whitey…

Send them to a concentration camp.

Jane Fonda Blames Men for Climate Change: ‘We Have to Arrest and Jail Those Men’ (27 May)

Hollywood star Jane Fonda made the outrageous claim Friday that climate change is being caused exclusively by men, specifically white men, adding that “those men” must be arrested and jailed.

She also blamed the “patriarchy” and “racism” for global warming.

Speaking at a career retrospective at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Jane Fonda promoted her radical climate activism efforts, saying the world has “about seven, eight years” to cut fossil fuel consumption in half.

Gulags are back, baby, this time for white men. Btw how’d she get to Cannes? Paddle in a canoe?

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 28, 2023 10:33 am

Thank you Cassie. I must get back to reading the Business pages again, and catch up.

Min
Min
May 28, 2023 10:35 am

Jane Fonda can’t move her face these days and always looks startled . That caused by climate change ? Wonder how much fossil fuel does it take to look like thst . When her face was pulled up must have pushed her brains out.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 10:35 am

I foolishly gave my details to a water heater company in Victoria.
Still getting text messages
What I’d really like is a gas or electricity boosted solar hot water service but the process to purchase one is extremely opaque.
Why can’t I walk into a showroom and choose the appliances that suits me and then engage an installer of my choice?
Instead you get a list of online installers, (and the heat pump things are a priority) and have to work backwards.
I also get the impression they prefer suckers with existing electric hot water systems, rather than gas, because it’s easier for them to install them, as I initially contacted them at least eight months ago.
The system stinks.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:36 am

Materteral?

Parva avia means little grandmother, like avunculus means little grandfather.

Where’s Deadman!?

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 10:37 am

If Fonda really though that she wouldn’t be flying to Cannes.
I’m sick of these rich Listers and their stinking climate hypocrisy.

Frank
Frank
May 28, 2023 10:41 am

There does seem to be an awful lot of professionally taken modelling shots of Stan Grant doing the rounds at the moment. Must be flattering to be that important.

Tom
Tom
May 28, 2023 10:41 am

Canberra correspondents are one step below people giving $5 handjobs at the Hay truckstop.

They Hay truckstop sends its regards, Humphrey.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 10:42 am

Stan needs to make sure the make up artist gets right down to the first done up button though.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 28, 2023 10:43 am

When her face was pulled up must have pushed her brains out.

No, but she does get a bikini wax between her shoulder blades.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 10:43 am

They should pay me commission.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:45 am

Now I get what it means.

“There’s always money in the banana stand.”

I was so innocent.

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