Open Thread – Tues 6 June 2023


Throne of Mercy, Albrecht Dürer, 1511

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
June 6, 2023 12:56 am

1st – the lord be praised!

win
win
June 6, 2023 1:14 am

“Sleep it is a gentle thing beloved from pole to pole. ” Awaiting the soul sliding bit.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
June 6, 2023 1:19 am

And in the famous words of Mrs Scum on election night…

“I don’t like darkies!”

“Who does!”

Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:05 am

David Rowe (Anti-Business Daily).

Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 4:10 am
bespoke
bespoke
June 6, 2023 5:15 am
rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 5:50 am
rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 5:55 am
Beertruk
Beertruk
June 6, 2023 5:56 am

Top 20.
😉

Beertruk
Beertruk
June 6, 2023 5:57 am

Ps: Nice, Dover.

Beertruk
Beertruk
June 6, 2023 6:17 am

Here you go Rosie:

Power grid precarious as winter looms, warns EnergyAustralia
• By COLIN PACKHAM
BUSINESS REPORTER
• 7:09PM JUNE 5, 2023
• 118 COMMENTS
Australia’s electricity network is precariously balanced going into a peak demand period, the head of one of the country’s biggest energy companies has warned.
Mark Collette, head of EnergyAustralia, said recent fossil fuel closures, including the shutting of AGL Energy’s Liddell coal-fired power plant, had left the national electricity system exposed, even though generators have fast-tracked maintenance to ensure no repeat of the coal power station outages that plagued Australia in June 2022.
“The dispatchable capacity is actually less than last year after the closure of the Liddell power station at the end of April. If there were outages or supply shocks – we notice them,” Mr Collette told a climate business summit in Sydney.
AGL Energy shut the last unit of the Liddell power station in April.
Australia is still reeling from the market suspension last winter when a spate of coal power stations suffered outages, forcing generators to turn to gas at a time when prices were at record levels to prevent blackouts. That in turn triggered a crisis that has led to higher household power bills from July 1.
Mr Collette is the latest executive to express concern about the capacity of Australia’s electricity network to manage the increased demand during winter and summer amid a rapid transition of the country’s fuel sources.
Coal is the largest source of electricity in Australia, accounting for about two-thirds of all power, but its role has waned significantly in recent years as fossil fuels come under mounting economic and social pressure.
“In preparation for every coal retirement, what I’d like to see is enough capacity to replace the services that coal provided. So far coal has been closing without the replacement being there,” Mr Collette said
The closure of coal power stations will help Australia – one of the world’s highest per capita emitters – meet its carbon emission targets. But industry executives have warned that new zero-emission sources are failing to keep pace with the closures of coal power plants and Australia is risking its energy security.
Unexpected coal outages this winter would put pressure on wholesale electricity prices, which will be key to determining how much prices rise in 2024.
The Australian Energy Regulator last month approved bill increases of about 25 per cent for households and businesses across the east coast from July 1, which it said was predominantly driven by the increased cost of generating electricity in winter 2022.
A global energy crunch – which pushed up the price of coal and gas – was the major driver in soaring generation costs in 2022. The price of coal has fallen significantly in recent months, aiding Australia’s electricity generators, but wholesale costs remain elevated amid a generation squeeze.
Queensland’s fifth-largest coal generator, state-owned Callide C, remains offline, while east coast gas supplies have been impacted by a series of outages at ExxonMobil’s Longford plant.
Federal and state governments have said progress is being made in increasing renewable energy generation capacity, which would decrease the cost of generating electricity during sunny or windy days.
However, industry executives have warned Australia is behind the pace in developing storage such as large-scale batteries and pumped hydro to compensate for so-called renewable energy droughts.
Mr Collette said there had been increased investment in batteries, but noted the systemic differences with coal.
“A coal power station would have a stockpile of a month, maybe two. A battery will have between two and four hours,” Mr Collette said. “In May you had a period when there wasn’t much wind. If you didn’t have coal there, it would have been a very different story.”
Over $120bn of spending is needed to finance new solar, wind, transmission and energy storage projects by 2030, according to the Australian government-backed Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
COLIN PACKHAM
BUSINESS REPORTER

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 6:18 am

BHP at odds with Andrew Forrest on role of hydrogen in clean energy future

West Australian also paywalled
trouble at mill

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 6:27 am

Thank you Beertruk

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 6:28 am
Rossini
Rossini
June 6, 2023 6:38 am

Thanks Tom

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 6:41 am

On This Day – 79 Years Ago:

Quite a few better men than me hit a beach in France.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 6:43 am

The rot in America is not just deep, it is widespread. J. B. Shurk at American Thinker has an essay full of foreboding. When corporations and sporting bodies have knuckles under to the wokesters, the end is near.
“ Those of us watching the woke corporate titans, central bankers, and unscrupulous politicians destroy the West today know exactly who should be blamed for what comes next. Perhaps that is why they work so hard to divide and distract us.”
Our Descent into Clown World.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 6:50 am

Australians need to be denser.

Oh good. Let Sydney be just like Mumbai, or HK. Something to aspire to.

Went to Sydney a week ago and had to run an errand at Schofields/Riverstone. Wall to wall dog boxes. Barely a tree, narrow access roads. One railway line servicing the lot. Tracts of urban bushland that once skirted the market gardens all bulldozed.

As we’re having fewer children (not less Guardian ignoramuses*) these vile excuses for houses, better described as “dwellings” must be for voteherds. There can be no other explanation.

If this is the better life they seek, they will be sadly disappointed.

* or is that ignorami?

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 6:57 am

The EV charade continues, with the privatised and increasingly woke NRMA magazine Open Road now extolling them. No worries, get your new KIA electric vehicle – set to replace the Stinger! – for just $100,000.
Jo Nova features some excellent “dishing the dirt” work by Mark Mills. The amount of ore that has to be dug up to produce enough lithium to make a heavy car battery is amazing. The CO2 generated before the EV makes it to the car lot is never mentioned.
https://joannenova.com.au/

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 6:59 am

Quite a few better men than me hit a beach in France.

Quite so. Those opinionistas who were “chilled” by BRS’s crusader breastplate need to take a stroll along Omaha beach and view the sand hills from the water. Their clearly active imaginations could get a real workout as to what soldiers might face in a war zone.

I’ve been to a number of battlefields, modern and ancient, but this was one where memory still walked. It might be the endless sound of the waves that holds it there.

Zatara
Zatara
June 6, 2023 7:01 am

When corporations and sporting bodies have knuckles under to the wokesters, the end is near.

Yep, just as soon as the populations are disarmed.

Which is unlikely. Especially in the US.

Zatara
Zatara
June 6, 2023 7:08 am

I’ve been to a number of battlefields, modern and ancient, but this was one where memory still walked. It might be the endless sound of the waves that holds it there.

I once lived in a small house on what was known as Sugarloaf in Okinawa. One dug carefully if they wanted to plant a garden lest they meet an ancestor.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 7:09 am

It’s not as if the looming energy crisis couldn’t be forecast! We have seen it coming for years, but the combined propaganda output by climate scammers world wide – assisted by idiot media – has impacted spineless politicians and stopped any meaningful countermeasures.
We have added no new dams, no new power generators in the couple of hydro-electric schemes, no new power stations attached to new dams. No nuclear because ooger-booger “waste” issues (a big nothingburger) or scary nimby “do you want a nuke plant in your backyard?” – no, just put them where you blew up the coal fired ones!

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 7:11 am

Virtue signalling Coles caught deliberately underpaying workers…again

I want to see executives in prison.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 7:13 am

… but this was one where memory still walked.
General Patton knew that feeling well, and would take a detour to ancient battlefields whenever he could.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 7:14 am

Australians need to be denser.

Mass immigration and modern education will see to that.

Oh…you meant suburban development. Silly me!

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 7:25 am

I’ve been watching Giorgia Meloni speaking impromptu in the Italian parliamant and interviews. The lady is impressive and takes no prisoners.

And Italian must be the most beautifully expressive language in the world! 😀

(Although Albanese could murder it if he spoke it!)

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 7:25 am

Yes, calli, the ruling elites of the West have (as they usually do) fallen into lockstep about policy, in this case population growth fuelled by immigration as the path to prosperity.

Look at this story at Breitbart:

Five former UK government ministers have explained to the state broadcaster why despite over a decade of promises immigration has only ever gone up, with the answer boiling down to tell the public one thing, do another.

The UK Conservative Party tells voters that it will cut immigration — sometimes quite considerably — because that is what voters want to hear. Meanwhile, it sticks to the real plan of growing the number of new arrivals to satisfy the Treasury, whose only goal is to see GDP growth, even if that means flooding the country with new people.

This is the story told to a top BBC journalist, they claim, by five former Home Secretaries — the UK title for the interior minister with responsibility for border control — who spoke to the broadcaster anonymously to explain why it is immigration only ever rises while the government publicly promises the opposite.

and

One of those cited makes an outright admission of lies told while in public office, quoted by the BBC as remarking “[we] said we’ll get the numbers down…but the country needs immigrants… I never believed in [promises to cut immigration levels,] I never thought that it was sensible.”

Another unnamed holder of one of the nation’s most senior — and theoretically powerful — political offices underlines this claim, reportedly having said: “We can’t be honest… want to give the impression that you can do something about it, but it is very, very difficult”.

These quotes seem to underline a key truth within the Conservative government, that even if a Home Secretary does genuinely want to cut immigration — as present incumbent Suella Braverman claims — this is a task they find impossible because their own considerable seniority is always trumped by an even higher authority, the treasury.

Record Levels of Immigration Will Be New Normal for UK Says Report https://t.co/Tnlg6J10Ox

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 20, 2022

Ultimately, as one of those anonymous former Home Secretaries is claimed to have said, immigration to the United Kingdom is: “sky high because of deliberate Tory policy”. This has been achieved because, as another says: “We have put in place the most liberal regime ever”.

Illustrating the strongly held groupthink by those at the top of British politics, attempts to control immigration by deporting illegals are “ridiculous” and “insane”, it was said.

The same stupid mentality rules in the US and Australia. Gross GDP, not GDP per capita, is their yardstick. Never mind quality of life, housing, infrastructure or even the environment, let alone social cohesion.

Since there is not popular support for these policies, they just lie and obfuscate and do it anyway.

To quote that great social commentator, Daffy Duck – ‘Desssshpicable!’

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 7:25 am

Are the wheels beginning to fall off the Albanese train?

Watching the clip of Plibbers on Channel Seven yesterday obfuscate around questions about her “relationship” with Da Knickerless was priceless. Plibbers, along with her comrades, has gotten far too used to soft questions from the media, and she doesn’t like it it when the questions get tough, as they did yesterday on Seven. Plibbers squirmed, her whole body tensed up and her lips thinned, it was sweet to watch, very sweet. You could see the anger swelling her her face and a smirk appeared, clearly designed to control her inner ire. Plibbers doesn’t like being confronted, but no one in Labor or the Greens do. I couldn’t help but note how Plibbers was at pains to stress how concerned she was about the welfare of Da Knickerless, at the same time she made no mention of Lehmann, and she said that she didn’t watch the Seven interview with Lehmann on Sunday night. I thought to myself, how interesting, in other words she had dismissed Lehmann long ago, and that told me that the member for Sydney had decided from the beginning Lehmann was guilty, guilty, guilty, coz da sisterhood, filled with rank scum like Plibbers, simply do not care about such quaint notions as the “presumption of innocence”. Fair enough, but as Plibbers is the mother of a son so, I hope one day her son is falsely accused of a serious crime.

I’ve said from the beginning that this whole unseemly spectacle was a political stitch up, a stitch up that helped to end the almost nine years of Coalition government. It may well have been abated had there been a Liberal PM with some balls to confront this, but alas no, luckily for the left they had the perfect PM in Morrison, a man who was always willing to side with his enemies if he thought it politically expedient, even against his own. So, Labor, the Greens, the left in general struck gold with Scummo. But the Wollongong pong was obvious to me from the beginning, it began , of course, with the always reliable Lous Nilligan’s expose in Four Corners in November 2020, which kicked off what would become a squalid summer of sexual scandals and “the Coalition has a women problem”. It was a perfect rout for Labor and the Greens, Morrison’s poll numbers were high, and Labor and their various comrades on the left were desperate for some ammunition to use against Morrison and the government. Smack bang in the middle was the unedifying Plibbers stoush with the suburban MP Craig Kelly in the hallway of parliament house over Covid policies. Plibbers, conveniently, had her faithful MSM dogs with her when she confronted “accidentally” ran into Kelly and then she called him a “nong”.

On Sky last night they played some of the tape of the conversations between Da Knickerless, her creepy Svengali partner, the Amphibian and her producer, which were recorded back in January 2021. I laughed out loud when the Amphibian casually dropped the names of some politicians she stated she knew personally, Sleazy, Turdbull and Plibbers (an unholy trinity if ever there was one), and the Amphibian appeared to be very sure that they were reliable aqueducts for her to pass information on. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, two of these aqueducts are annual attendees at her and her equally grotesque’s husband’s yearly January soiree at their mansion in Mosman. They’re all cosy, very cosy…..too cosy.

But back to “nong”, good word Plibbers, very prescient of Plibbers, except it isn’t Craig Kelly who’s the nong now, is it Plibbershit?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 6, 2023 7:26 am

The Albo electricity plan in a nutshell.
Your house is in desperate need of new wiring but the sparkie puts fifty grand into wiring your garden shed.

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 7:27 am

“Quite a few better men than me hit a beach in France.”

Thank you KD.

They were the best.

shatterzzz
June 6, 2023 7:33 am

June 6 ..Never forget …….!
https://ibb.co/YD6r5NJ

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 7:37 am

and she said that she didn’t watch the Seven interview with Lehmann on Sunday night.

I don’t believe her. Same as the policeperson saying she didn’t watch the tasing bodycam.

Information is the lifeblood of these types.

As for the Mosman coven, they’ve all been palsy-walsy for decades as part of the republic push. Removal of the Libs was an entertaining and vengeful muscle-flexing exercise ahead of the main game.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 6, 2023 7:43 am

It’s reported that Folbigg’s ex is not buying the new scientific evidence for a minute.
He’s released a statement that says the pardon does not change the verdict.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 7:45 am

If the Voice doesn’t get up, then the republic will be back on the agenda. Trots gotta Trot.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 7:49 am

I wonder about the Folbig pardon. This morning’s tv urging that “science will play a greater role in determination of cases” doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. It seems to orchestrated for my liking.

The past three years have made me very suspicious of white coats and their spruikers.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 7:49 am

Bother

too

Zatara
Zatara
June 6, 2023 7:50 am

Reality of War. In this case, the Pacific war by writer Eugene Sledge.

The Old Breed and the Costs of War | Eugene Sledge

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 7:51 am

As for the Mosman coven, they’ve all been palsy-walsy for decades as part of the republic push. Removal of the Libs was an entertaining and vengeful muscle-flexing exercise ahead of the main game.

Calli, Mosman coven is a nice touch, will have to remember it. And being who they are I hope they have the same success with the gargle that they had with the Republican referendum.

132andBush
132andBush
June 6, 2023 7:53 am

The same stupid mentality rules in the US and Australia. Gross GDP, not GDP per capita, is their yardstick. Never mind quality of life, housing, infrastructure or even the environment, let alone social cohesion.

Since there is not popular support for these policies, they just lie and obfuscate and do it anyway.

Yep.
All the “top men/women”.
All, no doubt, fully credentialed.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 7:54 am

GDP and unemployment rates are always taken in context by competent people.

The problem is you are not talking about competent people.

Vicki
Vicki
June 6, 2023 7:54 am

Cassie : re the “smirk” of Plibbers- for many years I have noticed that Labor women have a common habit of smiling when under attack. It is actually an aggressive act as they show their teeth in the process.

It is something they must learn from each other. I actually have a Leftist woman friend who was high in the education bureaucracy who does this “thing”.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 7:58 am

Levi’s Woke Advertisement –

https://youtu.be/adPXDTvADD0

Vicki
Vicki
June 6, 2023 7:59 am

Re the Mosman “coven”: have never come across them. Most of my friends are Conservatives, though there are some inveterate old Lefties loyal to the cause. Even so, I know that the “doctors’ wives “ phenomenon is alive & well in Mosman.

132andBush
132andBush
June 6, 2023 7:59 am

A new OT, let’s hope sarcasm can make a come back.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 8:00 am

This shouldn’t surprise anyone, two of these aqueducts are annual attendees at her and her equally grotesque’s husband’s yearly January soiree at their mansion in Mosman. They’re all cosy, very cosy…..too cosy.

As the inimitable George Carlin would say, “It’s a big club and you’re not in it.”

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 8:00 am

With regard to the Folbigg case, I would have stopped having children if two of mine died inexplicably. And what was the husband thinking after the third child death?

MatrixTransform
June 6, 2023 8:03 am

let’s hope sarcasm can make a come back

you wish

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 6, 2023 8:04 am

I see from the Janet A article on the other thread that even as Brittnah was seeking to use the media to make sure Lehrmann was deemed guilty before he even entered the courtroom, she was mortified to discover that the media was planning on using her – cobbling together more programs based on her original interview with Ms Pirate.

Is it still called karma if media exploits her at the same time she is exploiting them?

Anyway, it all rings a bit hollow (her complaining about her fragile mental state) when she and her boyfriend are also looking to see how could coordinate with the opposition to embarrass the federal government and perhaps set up financial benefit.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 8:06 am

Vicki, I was referring to BandanaMan and his courtiers.

Like Wilkinson, I’m a Westie transplanted into the Lower North Shore. We aren’t all bad.

Just remember to pop some oak stakes and a garlic in your purse for shopping forays along Military Road. Just to be safe. 😀

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 8:08 am

Is it still called karma if media exploits her at the same time she is exploiting them?

Symbiosis gone rogue.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 8:11 am

…it all rings a bit hollow (her complaining about her fragile mental state) when she and her boyfriend are also looking to see how could coordinate with the opposition to embarrass the federal government and perhaps set up financial benefit.

I hope she hasn’t spent all the money yet.

The NAAC begins its work on 1st July.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 8:11 am

Watching the clip of Plibbers on Channel Seven yesterday obfuscate around questions about her “relationship” with Da Knickerless was priceless. 

In a parallel universe Lehrmann would be in jail and Plibbers would be crowing about “proud of our part in holding toxic masculinity to account”.
But now they dare not speaketh Britnah’s name on morning teevee.
Imagine Britnah watching that.
Where did all the Grrrrl Power solidarity go?
She is toxic and they can’t find a barge pole big enough to push her away.

Are the wheels beginning to fall off the Albanese train?

Well, yes.
Da Voice is tanking.
And the Britnah affair has turned out to be an exploding cigar which they paid $3 meg of our money for.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:11 am

A republic isn’t even a big deal to me. There’s a few inoffensive and even sneaky ways it could be done.

*Nominate the heirs and successors of the monarch – randomly selected from the serving and last to current State Governors.
*Split up the sovereign and vice regal powers to the PM, cabinet, the Houses of Parliament singly and collectively and to the Chief Justice – possibly no President, no nominated head of State.
*Copy something else like the Irish model that’s close enough.

The fact that we have a right to trial by jury in the constitution that can be ignored procedurally and doesn’t apply to the States is alarming, along with modern legislative abuses like civil penalties and absolute liability offences. There are many other weaknesses. English legal scholar believed before ours was written that Parliament would protect our rights, after that and towards the end of his influential career he knew he was wrong.

We need to have an analytical discussion about our basic law. The Federal constitution was written as a colonial dominion.

A simple statement that s 92 must be read literally would go a long way. It would have prevented a lot of suffering of families during the last few years.

The argument that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is beyond silly, the last few years should have disabused you of that notion.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:13 am

English legal scholar, A V Dicey

LOL

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 8:13 am

let’s hope sarcasm can make a come back

I’m freeee!

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 8:17 am

Anchor Whatsays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:13 am
… but this was one where memory still walked.
General Patton knew that feeling well, and would take a detour to ancient battlefields whenever he could.

Looking over one (ancient and modern) battlefield in France, Patton stated that he could “smell the sweat of the (Roman) legions”.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:18 am

The trannies ruined gay pride. US corpos are pulling back from pride month promotion.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:20 am

“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. Two-thousand years ago. I was here.

You don’t believe me, do you, Brad? You know what the poet said:

Through the travail of ages,
Midst the pomp and toils of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon a star.

As if through a glass, and darkly
The age-old strife I see—
Where I fought in many guises, many names—
but always me.

Do you know who the poet was?
Me.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 8:20 am

The Channel Ten host also told the former staffer that she did not want “to put words in your mouth” but asked if Ms Higgins “could enunciate” how the culture at Parliament House could allow a rape to occur without anyone being punished.

Britnah angry with Cane Toad?
Really?
Where exactly did she think the “culture of Parliament House” thing was headed?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 6, 2023 8:22 am

Janet A is on fire with another article about Lisa suggesting she return her Logie.

Meanwhile the Pirate must be having fun on Twitter.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 8:26 am

Money does not change people, people change.

– Bad Bunny

bons
bons
June 6, 2023 8:29 am

Sometimes you are convinced that God exists. A cousin, who made unbeievable amounts of money as a senior Danocrat and of course was granted access to the popular PS scam of redundancy just prior to retirement has started communicating with me after years of silence.
Silence mostly initiated by me because she is a classic Vic marxist public sector lawyer who sees no irony in her constant sneering at Queensland.
I am convinced that her recent communications are solely to show off the near constant luxury globetrotting that she indulges in since ending her career as a slug supplier or whatever it is that senior Dan lawyers do.
Her last communication gladdened the heart. She screamed about the increase in land tax on her maison secondaire at Bells Beach.
I’m like the cat who really wants to bight but holds back. I’ll take my time to compose a truly nasty response

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 8:32 am

If the Voice doesn’t get up, then the republic will be back on the agenda. Trots gotta Trot.

If he should go down that path it would seal his political fate as one of the most inept PMs we’ve ever had.

shatterzzz
June 6, 2023 8:34 am

Having seen the pix of “nickerless” strolling down the corridor in Parliament House looking slightly less inebriated to her statement it raises the question of why the security folk who saw this were never called to give evidence on her appearance thru their own eyes ……!

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 8:36 am

This, from Masefield’s The Old Front Line.

A different battle, a different memorial, but the same sad story.

The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across the No Man’s Land to begin the Battle of the Somme.

Full text here.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 8:39 am

Quite so. Those opinionistas who were “chilled” by BRS’s crusader breastplate need to take a stroll along Omaha beach and view the sand hills from the water.

It’s a miracle anyone made it off that beach.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:42 am

I’m like the cat who really wants to bight but holds back. I’ll take my time to compose a truly nasty response

Accuse her of defunding childhood gender reassignment surgeries that could end harassment of women by men (as they have been emasculated by going MTF) and would empower women as society would no longer discriminate against FTM “men”.

Think of me (or the Irish), poison that pen and report back.

Warwick
Warwick
June 6, 2023 8:48 am

Cassie, thanks for the post above. However, I would disagree with one point. Plibbers does not care whether Lehrmann is guilty or not. It would not concern her either way. It would be irrelevant to her.

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 8:48 am

I see the Ukrainian offensive has begun.

I am sure Russia will be well prepared behind the barricades of their fortress in Bakhmut… what’s that, they still didn’t take it? Oh boy.

And now Wagner has imprisoned a Russian officer and has forced him to confess to targeting Wagner troops in a hostage video. Things going well for the Russkies.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 8:50 am

And now Wagner has imprisoned a Russian officer and has forced him to confess to targeting Wagner troops in a hostage video. Things going well for the Russkies.

I suspect the Wagner head is trying to take out Putin.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 8:50 am

Bourne1879says:

June 6, 2023 at 8:22 am

Janet A is on fire with another article about Lisa suggesting she return her Logie.

To paraphrase the NRA, they’ll have to pry it from her cold, dead webbed hands.

132andBush
132andBush
June 6, 2023 8:53 am

MatrixTransform says:
June 6, 2023 at 8:03 am

let’s hope sarcasm can make a come back

you wish

I do.
The AEC needs to be informed of your change of residential address btw.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:53 am

An anthropomorphic frog man baying for blood is positively Lovecraftian – beyond biblical terrors and tales of bigfoot and evil aliens.

But we’ve already seen that on TV for many years.

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 8:54 am

I suspect the Wagner head is trying to take out Putin.

Or it could be the opposite, that Prighozin is Putin’s only competent military leader and Putin knows it. Not as if the MoD has been booking any wins lately.

Indolent
Indolent
June 6, 2023 9:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 9:06 am

But now they dare not speaketh Britnah’s name on morning teevee.
Imagine Britnah watching that.
Where did all the Grrrrl Power solidarity go?
She is toxic and they can’t find a barge pole big enough to push her away.

Britanny Higgins was just a useful idiot in Labor’s 2020 federal election campaign. If it wasn’t her that Labor’s media cheerleaders were using to attack the LNP’s re-electability, it would have been someone else.

The Higgins fiasco helped narrowly get the ALP over the line with the lowest primary vote in its history.

Britanny Higgins is the Stormy Daniels of Australian politics.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 9:09 am

Ukraine has the most corrupt government in the world
Russia hit a NATO bunker in Ukraine
Wait until the fearsome Russian pincer gets going
Do you really think Ukraine destroyed that many ancient Russian tanks? Bless…
Russia will have thousands of T-14 Armatas from their “industrial cities”

The Guardianista (spit, spit) has some news that will make Putin fan bois rather upset.

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A Moscow-backed militia leader and Russian military bloggers admitted that Ukrainian forces had achieved a breakthrough in at least one point in south-western Donetsk. Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday that Ukrainian forces had retaken part of the settlement of Berkhivka, north of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, calling it a “disgrace”. Suspilne, Ukraine’s state broadcaster, reports that a 55-year-old security guard has been killed by a Russian attack on a business in Kherson, citing the head of the region, Oleksandr Prokudin.

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Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-installed leader in the occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast has rebuked those sharing information. He wrote on Telegram: “Friends, I ask you not to rush to publish news about the mass use of Leopard [tanks] on the Zaporizhzhia front. Wait for the official or at least video confirmation of their use by the enemy in our direction. Observe information hygiene!” Alexander Khodakovsky, the head of the pro-Moscow Vostok Battalion in the Donbas, had posted to Telegram to say that “the situation on Novodonetsk and to the left towards Velykonovosilkivskyi is difficult” and that “for the first time we saw Leopards [tanks] in our tactical area”.

(Remember these were the same tanks the Russians were going to blow to bits with their top-secret and advanced weapons made 60 years ago.)

The truth is both of these countries are busted arse now and the best thing for everyone is a negotiated peace. There is a Cardinal from the Vatican visiting Kyiiiiv today and tomorrow.

Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 9:12 am

Woops.

Britanny Higgins was just a useful idiot in Labor’s 2022 federal election campaign — not 2020.

flyingduk
flyingduk
June 6, 2023 9:13 am

Jo Nova features some excellent “dishing the dirt” work by Mark Mills. The amount of ore that has to be dug up to produce enough lithium to make a heavy car battery is amazing. The CO2 generated before the EV makes it to the car lot is never mentioned.

It all depends where you draw the ‘energy box’: If you just draw it around the car, you can claim low emissions, if you draw it around the car AND the energy source (usually a fossil fuel power station), it aint low emission. If you draw it around the car AND the energy source AND the factory that built it AND the inputs to its production, it certainly aint green.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 9:14 am

A different Ukrainian source:

https://uawar.net/stats

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 9:15 am

Tom, it’s interesting how the same text book is used over and over again.

Different players, same methodology. And it works.

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 6, 2023 9:16 am

Bored in Lossiemouth?
Take yer wee bairns to a fun and interactive show.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 9:17 am

Anyone who spruiks electric vehicles is not an environmentalist.

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 9:17 am

Canberra Hospital Part III

Carnival of Clinical Care

Yes, folks, there were roller-coasters, lucky dips, bumper cars – clinical care at CH was like going to a carnival.

Let me say at the outset that the actual surgery, comprising two hours of fiddling around placing metal plates and screws into the humerus, seems to have gone well. No infection, the pain is subsiding quite quickly, with a bit more luck all should be well. Top marks to the orthopods.

The rest of the medical experience was very different, though.

For starters, because the surgery got cancelled two days in a row in the late afternoon, and you can’t eat or drink after midnight the day before, by the time we got to day 3 I had been on a crash diet for three days. I got one meal (dinner) per day and very little fluid intake. I doubt that crash dieting and dehydration are recommended precursors to orthopedic surgery, but that’s what happened and no attempts were made to counteract the effects.

Secondly, I constantly got conflicting advice from nurses about everything from medication to how much I should be moving around to the best sleeping position yada yada. It was a lucky dip. In the end, I just did what seemed best based on trial and error.

Similarly, depending who was on duty I either had to ask for (scheduled) pain relief or have it given to me long before it was due. The pain was excruciating, so getting it right mattered – a lot

In keeping with tradition, I was awakened throughout the night for no good clinical reason. For example, there is no need to wake someone at 5.30am to take their blood pressure – 7.30 is surely just as good. And why a drip had to be run starting at 3 am is beyond comprehension. My guess is that it is done to justify the existence of the bloated numbers on the night shift. It certainly has nothing to do with patient welfare, sleep being precious in that noisy and brightly lit environment.

Despite my telling everyone who would listen that I must not be given paracetemol, my discharge notes told me to take it three times a day when I got home.

Finally, the sling I have to wear day and night for the next six weeks is a size L for large. It is designed for a six foot bloke, not a petite woman. It slips and slides all over, and is very uncomfortable. Spoke to a woman about my size who used one recently, and she had the same experience, from a hospital in Sydney. Went to a local chemist which sells this kind of stuff, and they had a different type available, but it was the same size. It’s as though the TGA has decreed that all Australians have the same bodies when it comes to slings.

As the writers of Yes, Minister pointed out long ago, patients are at the very bottom of the hierarchy in modern hospitals.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 9:22 am

Velykonovosilkivskyi

How do you even begin to pronounce that?

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 9:23 am

The media’s attitude to Follbig seems rather different to their attitude to Lehrmann.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 6, 2023 9:27 am

Australia – one of the world’s highest per capita emitters

Where does this nonsense come from, why constantly harp on it, and why should we care?
Net Zero is a game a continental power like Australia should refuse to play. We can’t ‘import’ our energy and hence ‘export’ our emissions as others do in some hypothetical tallying system that fails all reason.

Even sensible energy CEO’s keep saying it, when it is clearly spurious and cutting their throats.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 9:31 am

Per capita is irrelevant. Per square kilometre makes more sense.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 9:34 am

Laura Jayes doing the daily “grill a Liberal” session with Speakman.
“Why can’t the Law keep up with the science?” she asks him, re the Follbig case. That’s after asking “why didn’t your mob do this?”.
If only the media were more up with the science rather than the fake science when it comes to the climate scam.

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 9:35 am

The truth is both of these countries are busted arse now and the best thing for everyone is a negotiated peace.

We saw the Russian offensive do two-fifths of bugger all, let’s wait until the Ukraine offensive is done and where the front stands.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 6, 2023 9:35 am

Vellysilky, JC. Like favourite parts of a lady’s anatomy.

Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 9:36 am

Thanks to Anchor What for posting it at 6.43am.

A couple of paragraphs on why spontaneous consumer boycotts are working now when they haven’t in the past:

No longer is the customer always right. In the Woke Wars, corporations have decided that they will choose what products the customer must buy and which customers will be condemned for refusing. The same Americans who never asked for anything are now told what to believe, how to act, how to pray, which sins to celebrate, and which virtues to ignore. Corporations, once market-oriented organisms intent on reflecting cultural sentiment, now force-feed cultural slop to the unwilling. And because this foul-smelling corporate fascism drenched in Marxist malice revolts freethinking Americans, corporations are increasingly becoming their enemies.

When the day comes that the Marxists are throwing Molotov cocktails through corporate windows or confiscating company assets as their own, there will not be a lot of sympathy from the millions of Americans who have long wished just to be left alone. When the same corporate officers who harangued normal Americans as bigots are rounded up by the real bigots who tolerate no diversity of thought, their Marxist jailers will lack the compassion and forgiveness that Christians embrace. When woke companies discover that they allied with untrustworthy partners, they will have already sealed their fate.

Link.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 6, 2023 9:38 am

Consider too that ’emissions’ include all sorts of things, including cow farts and farming chemicals.
Meat is eaten and hides are used in leather so there’s no ‘carbon decay emissions’ from dead cows. And pastures maintained for cattle don’t burst into regular high CO2 flames the way eucalypt forests do. That’s should you even accept the ‘science’ of CO2 driven warming, the evidence for which is negligible.

The ‘accounting’ system of net zero is bulltish. They’d have us eating bugs and loving it if they could. And driving around in electric cars fueled by wind puffs, using high CO2 production methods in China for all the boondoogle equipment – the solar panels, the windmills, the batteries for the cars etc.
What a crock of it.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 9:40 am

Net Zero is a game a continental power like Australia should refuse to play.

I agree. Our problem is we’re a middling economy and signing up to net zero is the price of admission for a seat at the international table. I suspect the reason Morrison flipped is because he saw the sanctions and trade tariffs being loaded up for a recalcitrant Australia by the US and EU.

C.L.
C.L.
June 6, 2023 9:40 am

I don’t know the truth re Folbigg but it concerns me that her conviction became a fashionable cause to feminists (many of whom don’t rate infanticide as a big deal anyway), the ABC and the globally discredited Trust The Science brigade.

If scientists did enough testing they could find a “possibly” fatal genetic flaw in just about everyone.

Ergo: they found a rare genetic abnormality in two babies and a genetic problem in a third. That left number four baby which My Bathurst KC blew off by asserting that “the coincidence and tendency evidence which was central to the (2003) Crown case falls away.” In other words, with ‘explanations’ now provided for three deaths, the fourth can be regarded as a causal freebie.

Like I said, I don’t know the truth. I only know I don’t trust anybody at the intersection of feminism, justice and petitioner science.

Arky
June 6, 2023 9:43 am

We saw the Russian offensive do two-fifths of bugger all, let’s wait until the Ukraine offensive is done and where the front stands.

..
Would have saved a lot of lives and disruption if the West had been clear from the beginning that we would act if Russia invaded.
Instead of this on the fly bullshit that slowly entangled everyone into the current horror show.
These policies for dealing with Russia and China need to be bipartisan and clear to all, including the CCP and Putin.
Plus we need to abandon the green shite and put energy and industry policies to the fore.

Jorge
Jorge
June 6, 2023 9:43 am

Interesting clip on Twitter with the head of Ford, Jim Farley, explaining why conventional car manufacturers are in trouble, but Tesla isn’t.
Ford farms out the writing of software for such things as seat control and every other little thing in a modern vehicle to 150 different companies who don’t talk to each other. It says Ford on the car but it’s a dog’s breakfast. 150 different software codes, impossible to understand it all, requiring permission from companies like Bosch to play with – a nightmare. Ford now just beginning to write the electrical architecture of second generation vehicles for the first time. Car manufacturers now having to turn themselves into software writing. Never done any of this before. Tesla way, way ahead.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
June 6, 2023 9:47 am

And Italian must be the most beautifully expressive language in the world!

In words and song — this one and this one — one expresses great romantic love and the other getting over a lost love realising Il Mondo (the world just keeps on turning – basically doesn’t care about your feelings)

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
June 6, 2023 9:47 am

The truth is both of these countries are busted arse now and the best thing for everyone is a negotiated peace.

We saw the Russian offensive do two-fifths of bugger all, let’s wait until the Ukraine offensive is done and where the front stands.

Very nice analysis coming from your comfy lounge chair.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
June 6, 2023 9:48 am

oops and this one

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 6, 2023 9:51 am

When corporations and sporting bodies have knuckles under to the wokesters, the end is near.

From the Beanie:

Corporations REMOVE Pride Logos As Bud Light Effect Sparks BOYCOTT PANIC, The Right Is WINNING

Elon Musk Warns LAWSUIT INCOMING For Woke Companies, Bud Light & Target After DESTROYING Stock Price

In the US, at least, it seems business, sporting bodies, and even the Navy (which just recently showcased in their marketing a sailor who goes tranny in his free time (or something like that)) are beginning to see the downside to licking the loose gelatinous sphincters of the QWERTY++@# crowd.

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 9:51 am

Very nice analysis coming from your comfy lounge chair.

Better than “my side tried and failed, let’s call it a draw”.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 9:53 am

Thanks Tinta!

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 9:54 am

Peace talks would be useless at this point. Russia is about to lose bulk territory, nice try at setting the borders at their maximum benefit but the Ukes aren’t stupid.

Gutho
Gutho
June 6, 2023 9:56 am

The Voice referendum will pass.
The Electoral Office will ensure its passage
The left has successfully marched through, Law enforcement, Judiciary, Health, Military, Public Administration, The Media, Business, Unions, Construction, the ABC, The Liberal Party, etc.
What makes you think that the Electoral Office is immune?

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 9:59 am

All the more reason to hope the Voice goes down; to end the AEC is corrupted with every returning officer in every state in on the deal nonsense.

Vicki
Vicki
June 6, 2023 10:04 am

Putting aside the question of guilt or innocence, I feel for the father of the children who does not seem to even register with the media who are falling over themselves to celebrate Folbigg’s release.

This poor man has never sought the spotlight and has, thankfully, remarried and fathered healthy children. The suspected genetic problem must have been transmitted (if indeed it was the culprit) through the maternal genetic transmission, because it certainly did not affect his offspring by his new partner.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 10:06 am

What makes you think that the Electoral Office is immune?

The fact that they recorded only a 32% primary vote for the Liars in 2022?

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 10:08 am

Another thing to be grateful for, Ms Folbigg being past the age of child bearing.
I don’t know about this new science, I do know there are rarities among women who kill their born offspring.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:10 am

The AEC needs to be informed of your change of residential address btw.

Transylvania?

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 10:11 am

Vicki, the easy way to prove that is by doing the test on the mother herself.

If it isn’t done as a matter of “Science” then we know the whole lot is a house of cards with a different agenda.

Vicki
Vicki
June 6, 2023 10:14 am

Just remember to pop some oak stakes and a garlic in your purse for shopping forays along Military Road. Just to be safe. ?

Don’t worry about me, Calli, I can hold my own!

I had to laugh when, some years ago, a devoted local Leftie confessed that he “was worried” about me – having at long last realised I was a Conservative. I like to look at all sides of issues & it clearly confuses Lefties!

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 10:16 am

Westinghouse has announced a smaller version of its modular nuclear reactor that can power 300 000 households. It is expected to be on the US market at the end of 2027.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:17 am

Britanny Higgins is the Stormy Daniels of Australian politics.

Ouch!
I think it’s time.
Janet Albrechtsen can now deliver the ultimate insult to Cane Toad …
“disgraced teen-mag editor Lisa Wilkinson”.

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 10:20 am
Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:20 am

Westinghouse has announced a smaller version of its modular nuclear reactor that can power 300 000 households. It is expected to be on the US market at the end of 2027.

Fantastic news.

Reopen the coal fired power plants until we’re on cheaper and cleaner nukes. End all renewable subsidies now.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
June 6, 2023 10:25 am

What makes you think that the Electoral Office is immune?

. From personal experience it is not, some within that slither are downright malicious.

Tom
Tom
June 6, 2023 10:27 am

I like to look at all sides of issues & it clearly confuses lefties!

Leftism is a locust plague devouring everything in its path. Lefties are locusts sheltering from the real world outside in a mindless, buzzing swarm.

Kneel
Kneel
June 6, 2023 10:32 am

“or is that ignorami?”

Every time I see a derivative of this word, it reminds me of a conversation between two characters in “Fat Pizza”:

“What’s wrong wiv you? Are some sort of ignoramus or somefink?”
“What’s one o’ them, mate?”

C.L.
C.L.
June 6, 2023 10:32 am

And Italian must be the most beautifully expressive language in the world!

I wish I could speak Italian. In my late teens, I read John XXIII’s Journal of a Soul and was romantically swept up in his descriptions of the simple life in Sotto il Monte.

Mmm. A country life with Italian faith, food, a Sophia Loren wife and bambinos for whom I would dutifully toil. 🙂

Mr Santamaria – who pointed out that Italian Catholicism was “airier” than Irish Catholicism – was also a revered figure at home and I got to meet him when he was very old. He autographed a copy of his biography of Archbishop Mannix for me. A very small man with wise, lively eyes.

That Italian and that very tall Irishman saved the country from communist filth. Now, like turfed Barney looming anew behind bartender Mo, the filth are back.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 10:36 am

Fantastic news.

Reopen the coal fired power plants until we’re on cheaper and cleaner nukes. End all renewable subsidies now.

By my back of an envelope calculations QLD could meet its domestic electricity requirements with modular nuclear for 1/10th of what our $62bn “renewables super grid” (which increasingly looks like a stampede of white elephants) is projected to cost. You could even double the nuclear budget to account for the contingencies of building large projects in Australia and still come out $30bn ahead.

Pogria
Pogria
June 6, 2023 10:37 am

Mother Lodesays:
June 6, 2023 at 9:51 am
When corporations and sporting bodies have knuckles under to the wokesters, the end is near.

ML,
Red Bull showed them the way three years ago. But did they pay attention? Noooooooooooooooo
Reap what you sow.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 10:38 am

Australia – one of the world’s highest per capita emitters

Where does this nonsense come from, why constantly harp on it, and why should we care?

The per capita metric is a fig leaf for China – allowing it to build a coal fired power station every few days, while still keeping it nominally in the IPCC fold.

Its huge population denominator is its friend – just as our tiny population is shoehorning us into the renewable Turd World.

As mentioned above, there is no way that Australia could ever be allowed to flourish as the EU and O’Biden’s US commit electrical hara kiri.

Another thing not to be said out loud.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 10:39 am

I wish I could speak Italian.

I’m not fluent, I should say. I can just follow what Ms. Meloni says but without subtitles I’d soon be lost. I wish we’d done Italian instead of French at school.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 10:43 am

By my back of an envelope calculations QLD could meet its domestic electricity requirements with modular nuclear for 1/10th of what our $62bn “renewables super grid” (which increasingly looks like a stampede of white elephants) is projected to cost.

The big payoff would come at the backend – instead of paying away another $62 billion in 15-20 years to replace the worn out and outdated renewables, the nukes would be less than halfway through their design life.

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 10:44 am

Britanny Higgins is the Stormy Daniels of Australian politics.

Thanks Tom for that comparison though she truly deserves it. I hope Lerhmann gets around to suing her as well.

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 10:46 am

It all depends where you draw the ‘energy box’: If you just draw it around the car, you can claim low emissions, if you draw it around the car AND the energy source (usually a fossil fuel power station), it aint low emission. If you draw it around the car AND the energy source AND the factory that built it AND the inputs to its production, it certainly aint green.

When you take everything into consideration ICE cars are greener than EVs which are even harder on the roads due to their huge weight.

Jorge
Jorge
June 6, 2023 10:46 am

At Uni I remember one of the English lecturers, a tough little bloke from a coal mining town in Wales, telling us he was embarking on learning Italian. His reason: he wanted to read Dante in the original.

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 10:49 am

… the nukes would be less than halfway through their design life.

It’s such a pity that, as Mr. Bowen says, they make no economic sense.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 10:53 am

Bourne1879 at 8:22 am

Janet A is on fire with another article about Lisa suggesting she return her Logie.

J’ismists returning Logies at some point in the future throws the whole caper into jeopardy. Stone the flamin’ crows.

Kneel
Kneel
June 6, 2023 10:54 am

“To quote that great social commentator, Daffy Duck – ‘Desssshpicable!’”

More DD, with Bugs and Elmer, apropos given the pronoun crap:

After being shot, DD attempts to find out what went wrong by re-iterating the conversation”

BB: “Would you like to shoot me now, or wait till you get home?”
DD: “Shoot him now, shoot him now.”
BB: “You keep out of it, he doesn’t have to shoot you now.”
DD: “A ha! Pronoun trouble! It’s not ‘He doesn’t have to shoot YOU now’, it’s ‘He doesn’t have to shoot ME now’. Well I say he does have to shoot me now. So shoot me now.”
EF: shrugs and fires.

Sound familiar? What if: BB is played by leftist nitwits, DD is played by politicians, and EF is played by the courts. Life imitates art indeed!

Normal programming will resume in 3… 2… 1…

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 6, 2023 10:56 am

“or is that ignorami?”

Ignoramus is already plural.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 11:00 am

Reports of Major General mUntgomery’s demise on the front line prove premature. Roger Moore will be pleased.

C.L.
C.L.
June 6, 2023 11:03 am

Janet A is on fire with another article about Lisa suggesting she return her Logie.

Janet A and Miranda D are the country’s most important journalists right now. Naturally, they won’t win a Wankley for anything they’ve done (not that they’d care).

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 11:03 am

How to remove the Pride flag on the taskbar in Windows 11.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 11:05 am

In Reality Bites news:

Power prices to take years to fall and Albanese’s bill cut pledge at risk by lack of green energy

Electricity prices will take years to return to pre-Covid levels as the nation fails to build enough green energy, business leaders warn.

Oh, Good Lord, please, please stop.

Alinta chief executive Jeff Dimery, head of the country’s fourth largest energy retailer, said he could not see a way of building enough renewable energy sources to compensate for the loss of coal, which still generates about two-thirds of Australia’s electricity.

“We’ve had one battery reach a final investment decision in the last quarter – one battery,” Mr Dimery said.

“Snowy 2.0 is delayed, VNI West is coming in 2031, three years after Yallourn comes out. The whole transition is not lining up. We are so far off track.

“This is not a complaint, it’s fact. We’re not looking to ­apportion blame. Really it’s the opposite. We have to come together on the solutions quickly.”

But, but, but – what’s the payoff for Australia when power companies “come together on the solutions quickly“?

Too cheap to meter?
Shirley?

Industry executives said they expected wholesale prices to remain high over the next few years.

Ah. OK.
So, 18% returns in perpetuity…

Top Men applying the Heimlich manoeuvre on the Australian economy. Give what you can, while you can.

Real Deal
Real Deal
June 6, 2023 11:06 am

Janet Albrechtsen can now deliver the ultimate insult to Cane Toad …
“disgraced teen-mag editor Lisa Wilkinson”.

As long as we describe her husband as “controversial and divisive writer of airport fiction.”

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 11:07 am

Do yourself a favour: Go and google image search for “mental illness flag”

C.L.
C.L.
June 6, 2023 11:09 am

Oddly, there isn’t any ‘genetic analysis’ in the press of Folbigg vis-a-vis her father – a psychopath who murdered her mother.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 11:09 am

EVs which are even harder on the roads due to their huge weight.

And the danger of being in a collision with one. High momentum, longer to stop, bigger kaboom.

And I like ignorami. What’s the collective noun I wonder?

A stupor of ignorami?

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 11:10 am

“Janet A and Miranda D are the country’s most important journalists right now. Naturally, they won’t win a Wankley for anything they’ve done (not that they’d care).”

Yes, Janet A makes my Oz sub worthwhile, and I’ve finally forgiven Miranda D for her Turdbull love affair.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 11:10 am

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 9:35 am
The truth is both of these countries are busted arse now and the best thing for everyone is a negotiated peace.

We saw the Russian offensive do two-fifths of bugger all, let’s wait until the Ukraine offensive is done and where the front stands.

Steiner’s army is sure to break through.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 6, 2023 11:10 am

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 9:54 am
Peace talks would be useless at this point. Russia is about to lose bulk territory, nice try at setting the borders at their maximum benefit but the Ukes aren’t stupid.

Monty moist over a few tens of thousand more conscripts being slaughtered.

And somehow expecting whatever replaces Putin to be an improvement based on his last diabetic coma dream.

Kneel
Kneel
June 6, 2023 11:12 am

“I’m freeee!”

Captain Darling, is that you?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 11:14 am

C.L.says:

June 6, 2023 at 11:09 am

Oddly, there isn’t any ‘genetic analysis’ in the press of Folbigg vis-a-vis her father – a psychopath who murdered her mother.

Good get CL.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 11:14 am

In Choose Your Friends Wisely news:

In recorded audio of the meeting on January 27, 2021, Ms Higgins told Wilkinson she could find some “friendly MPs” who could fire questions in question time.

Wilkinson told The Australian on Monday she did not approach Mr Albanese or other politicians about raising the allegations in question time. “Nor did I speak to any other politicians, their minders or apparatchiks,” she said.

The Festival of Disgusting People Doing Their Thang moves along.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
June 6, 2023 11:15 am

Just catching up from a dog walk.

Cassie @ 07:25AM.

Lovely darts! Nailed the dealer’s missus.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 11:17 am

Tomsays:
June 6, 2023 at 10:27 am
I like to look at all sides of issues & it clearly confuses lefties!

Leftism is a locust plague devouring everything in its path. Lefties are locusts sheltering from the real world outside in a mindless, buzzing swarm.

I see that one of our resident locusts has been buzzing a bit this morning. Something about a you crane.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 11:23 am

Kneelsays:
June 6, 2023 at 11:12 am
“I’m freeee!”

Captain Darling, is that you?

That should be Captain Peacock. Darling was in Blackadder in WW1.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 11:24 am

Maximum Leader stacks the shelves:

Professor Margaret Gardner’s first utterance as Victoria’s Governor-Designate has been to declare that Indigenous sovereignty of the land in which she now represents Charles III as King and Sovereign, was “never ceded”.

Accepting Premier Daniel ­Andrews’ request that she become Victoria’s 30th governor, the outgoing Monash University vice-chancellor proclaimed herself a republican, pledging to give the new role her “absolute all”.

In the trough and larfing at all the ridiculous Little People.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 11:26 am

A look inside the Channel 10 Teh Project sausage machine proves as sickening as it threatened to be. Prof van Wrongselen is best to be freed from that feminine toxicity.

cohenite
June 6, 2023 11:27 am

Besanko’s judgment is imminently appealable. As I said he uses double standards in respect of the witnesses. Against BRS they were noble despite being paid for by nein (the afghan ones along with their extended families) and having a proven track record of animosity towards BRS after BRS had dressed them down for dangerous neglect in battle conditions (The SAS guys). But those for BRS were categorised as unreliable because they had their expenses paid for.

The most egregious fault though is Besanko’s description of BRS as unreliable and worse: Besanko said this:

The applicant (Mr Roberts-Smith) has motives to lie, being a financial motive to support his claim for damages in these proceedings, a motive to restore his reputation which he contends has been destroyed by the publication of the articles and significantly, a motive to resist findings against him which may affect whether further action is taken against him.

This is absurd and grotesque. What other motivation would a person have who thinks they have been defamed other than to restore their reputation and receive damages. Every one who brings a defamation claim must be disbelieved if Besanko is correct.

And payment for witness expenses and prepping them is de rigueur preparation for hearing.

This matter turned on the witness testimony. Besanko as demonstrated bias towards the witnesses. That would be the cornerstone of any appeal.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 11:27 am

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 9:54 am
Peace talks would be useless at this point. Russia is about to lose bulk territory, nice try at setting the borders at their maximum benefit but the Ukes aren’t stupid.

MontyPox Virus as a Military Strategist, you get a Net Zero which is probably your IQ anyway. The UKR is on the ropes.

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 11:27 am

I think the Amphibian of Mosman should bury her head in some Mosman concrete, permanently. Surely, surely, after this she has zero credibility? Nothing can mask the stench that emanates from her, I’m reminded of a dead frog in a Mosman pond letting off decomposing gas. She is utterly disgraceful. The revelations prove, once and for all, what a poisonous toad she is.

Then again, she’s of the left so she’ll always be given a “get out of jail free card”, but the whiff, the smell, the poisonous bouquet of decomposing gas will always remain around her.

Chris
Chris
June 6, 2023 11:28 am

Leftism is a locust plague devouring everything in its path. Lefties are locusts sheltering from the real world outside in a mindless, buzzing swarm.

Compare and contrast:

…not if your real goal was to stuff the human race; and, say, a quarter or more the global population. Seems to be the aspiration of Michael Moore and his fellow travellers, as openly expressed in the documentary movie Planet of the Humans. Alternatively, not if your real goal is to collapse civilisation and orchestrate a global communist takeover; a Klaus Schwab Great Reset.

The buzzing swarm of unthinking stimulus-response leftist activism doesn’t INTEND the Venezuelanisation of the entire world. The gods of the copybook headings will however deliver it, over the leftists nitwitted bleatings.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 11:30 am

If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.

– Pele

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 6, 2023 11:33 am

Looking forward to video of Game Changers stiff-arming their way
through junk yard relics and scattering Moscow’s shovel wielding Zeks to the four winds.
Elbow better pull his finger out. The Ukies will need those Aussie Abrams in theatre
if the ceremonial torching of St Basil’s Cathedral is to happen before the summer rains.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 11:37 am

I think the Amphibian of Mosman should bury her head in some Mosman concrete, permanently. Surely, surely, after this she has zero credibility

She is well on her way to following Alberscreechi into well deserved obscurity. Commercial TV doesn’t really care so long as you deliver the ratings – Exhibit A Andrew O’Keefe (insert possibly defamatory character description here). Mrs Pirate Pete’s star was already on the slide before Brittany’s panties hit the floor. Or didn’t, as the case may be.

mizaris
mizaris
June 6, 2023 11:42 am

Mr Santamaria stayed with my family on a couple of his forays into the wilder West in the later 1960s. Dad was state secretary of the NCC at the time.

areff
areff
June 6, 2023 11:43 am

he wanted to read Dante in the original.

Clive James did likewise for the same reason

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 6, 2023 11:53 am

How to remove the Pride flag on the taskbar in Windows 11.

Disappointed the process lacks the simple elegance of
Depo headlight removal.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 11:55 am

Wilkinson told The Australian on Monday she did not approach Mr Albanese or other politicians about raising the allegations in question time. “Nor did I speak to any other politicians, their minders or apparatchiks,” she said.

Of course. I believe her. She boasted to Higgins that she would, and named names, yet she didn’t contact them after all even though on first name basis with all of them.

Boastful, big noting, lying….or did she talk to them and now all are being vewwy vewwy quiet?

It’s all such a mystery.

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 11:57 am

Haha gold!!! Plimer on hydrogen energy madness!!!

So, if you were to make hydrogen, you will lose a huge amount of energy doing it. Then you’ve got to compress it to only 700 times atmospheric pressure, and that requires a huge amount of energy. Then you’ve got to liquefy it down to minus 283 degrees Celsius.

That requires a huge amount of energy. And then you’ve got to transport this hydrogen in a truck or a pipeline, and that is a mobile bomb. That hydrogen will leak out through the steel in pipelines or in a truck, just the same as it leaks out from the earth. That hydrogen weakens the steel and so what have you got?

You have got a bomb waiting to go off.

C.L.
C.L.
June 6, 2023 12:01 pm

Dover, Ross Fitzgerald’s The Pope’s Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split and Henderson’s Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man and Mr Santamaria and the Bishops are enough to be going on with for background, family life etc. Not necessarily great for who he really was, though. I have a lot of respect for Fitzgerald – a Labor historian but a true one of the old school.

I don’t think Henderson entirely gets Santamaria and it’s true to say the mercurial Santamaria didn’t want to be got. Hendo can be a miserable prig when dealing with caginess – which he chooses to misinterpret as inconsistency.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 12:16 pm

Anchor What says:
June 6, 2023 at 9:35 am
Vellysilky, JC. Like favourite parts of a lady’s anatomy.

Dude!

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 12:18 pm

CL

There are vids of Card. Pell speaking Italian at some Vatican gigs. His pronunciation was absolutely perfect.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 12:20 pm

Mr Santamaria stayed with my family on a couple of his forays into the wilder West in the later 1960s

I worked with a bloke who had been an “Industrial Grouper” – he copped a bashing with an iron bar, and lost his front teeth.

Slim Cognito
Slim Cognito
June 6, 2023 12:20 pm

Professor Margaret Gardner’s first utterance as Victoria’s Governor-Designate has been to declare that Indigenous sovereignty of the land in which she now represents Charles III as King and Sovereign, was “never ceded”.

I got the same spiel last week from a public announcement on a Skybus from the airport into Melbourne.
“Never ceded” is another way of saying everyone who is not abo doesn’t belong here. Cringeworthy and racist rubbish.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 12:21 pm

Dover

Bobby San was really good on the anti-commie and social stuff. Just ignore his economic stuff as it left a lot to be desired. No kidding, skip and chapters dealing with economics.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 6, 2023 12:21 pm

Captain Darling, is that you?

This Captain Darling?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 12:25 pm

Indigenous sovereignty of the land in which she now represents Charles III as King and Sovereign, was “never ceded”.

They couldn’t defend that “sovereignty.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 12:26 pm

Slim Cognitosays:
June 6, 2023 at 12:20 pm
Professor Margaret Gardner’s first utterance as Victoria’s Governor-Designate has been to declare that Indigenous sovereignty of the land in which she now represents Charles III as King and Sovereign, was “never ceded”.

I got the same spiel last week from a public announcement on a Skybus from the airport into Melbourne.
“Never ceded” is another way of saying everyone who is not abo doesn’t belong here. Cringeworthy and racist rubbish.

When the push comes for the non-indig to give title of everything they own to the local Indig Land Council, the principle should be “last here, first to hand over”. That should discourage future large scale immigration programs.

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 12:29 pm

We are going to certainly find out. This week will certainly be indicative.

I suspect it’s going to be difficult to tell in real time. The Ukes are putting the word out bigly that loose lips sink ships, so it looks like news from the front will be incomplete and probably garbled. The fog of war has descended.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 6, 2023 12:35 pm

And then you’ve got to transport this hydrogen in a truck or a pipeline, and that is a mobile bomb. That hydrogen will leak out through the steel in pipelines or in a truck, just the same as it leaks out from the earth. That hydrogen weakens the steel…

As with all the many skeletons jumping out of the renewables closet, the issues to do with hydrogen embrittlement etc are well known – at least to people actually working with hydrogen – and have been for years.

Industrial hydrogen transport and storage on a bulk scale is nothing new – been done since town gas was invented.

The metallurgy, fabrication and finishing of steel used in hydrogen pipelines and containers has been steadily refined and improved and is readily available technology. The trouble is that it is very expensive compared to the technologies used in natural gas (methane) – particularly in respect of fabrication and surface finishing needed to ward off embrittlement and hydrogen corrosion.

Add to that pressure limitation and the specialist world of issues around tiny molecules escaping through threads, valves, and seals – and hydrogen starts to become a very, very costly materials handling exercise.

With, as Plimer notes, a significant safety burden waiting for when things go wrong.

Naturally the Top Men planning Australia’s Hydrogen Economy Powerhouse future are using assumptions and cost estimates based around natural gas infrastructure.

After all, basically, it’s all just gas.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 6, 2023 12:36 pm

It’s amazing how insane things are getting. Get a load of this:

Nearly 30% of people under 30 support government surveillance cameras in every home: poll (5 Jun)

Roughly three in 10 Americans under 30 favor “the government installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity,” according to the results of a new Cato Institute survey.

Thirty percent of young people want to be watched by Big Brother. That is the most out there example of Stockholm Syndrome that I’ve seen in my entire life.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 12:37 pm

Gardiner- just another Marxist don.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 12:51 pm

Industrial hydrogen transport and storage on a bulk scale is nothing new – been done since town gas was invented.

Town gas! Progress!

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 6, 2023 12:51 pm

Captain Darling

That should be captain, darling.

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