Open Thread – Weekend 5 Aug 2023


The House of Guardaboschi, Gustav Klimt, 1912

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:02 pm

So Garma is a product of the Yunupingu tribe? That figures. It’s a money spinner.

For background on the Big Man Galarrwuy Yunupingu you can do no better than go to here in Quadrant for Keith Windschuttle’s scathing analysis of where some of the money goes. You will have to scroll through to Windschuttle’s article in the PDF, where it appears under Remote Area issues. This is also the area where taxpayers are contributing to creating a big new ‘aboriginal’ high school. Can’t claw back the Galarrwuy money for that though.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 12:02 pm

Max Blumenthal from the Gray Zone is going to debate RFK Jr on Israel.
I like Max, but what is it about Israel that makes people lose their minds?
RFK Jr got a few things wrong when discussing Israel with Jimmy Dore but Max has been on Jimmy Dore totally rewriting history.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 12:04 pm

Excellent, short, 11 minutes, S-F, Dust, film about the perils of unregulated, or regulated, vaccines, biological and medicinal products. Great special effects:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RtkXqu8YOw

areff
areff
August 6, 2023 12:05 pm

Aussies are the Crocodile Dundees of travel – call that a long flight?

Granddaughter’s first birthday at the end of the month, so was contemplating a two-week visit to Connecticut. Checked the fares and was about to click on a $2000 cheapie with Tahiti Air.

That was when I noticed it was a 57-hour flight with stops in Tahiti, Hawaii, San Francisco and, finally, New York. No way I’m riding that milk run for all the tea in China — or in this instance, saving $2k on the cost of a Qantas seat now running at a whisker under an outrageous $4k.

Looks like Grandpa won’t be delivering Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books in person this year

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 12:06 pm

Dust is one of the best channels on youtube.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 12:07 pm

Malaysian airlines is your answer areff.

areff
areff
August 6, 2023 12:08 pm

Direct link to Keith’s piece on Yunupingu’s riches (it’s a redirect, so will take a second or two more to load):

https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2023/08-online/galarrwuy-yunupingu-lord-of-the-manor-2/

Robert Sewell
August 6, 2023 12:13 pm

Rabz:

Loved the observation about the elite class’ tendency to live in entirely normal familial relationships (90%) while inflicting utter dysfunction on the proles (10%).
My sister and brother in law being classic examples. Married for 43 years, two kiddies and are now obscenely wealthy collectivists.
It’s the shameless hypocrisy that sticks in the craw. It resembles a manifestation of selective blindness. Ultimately, it enables evil.

The ‘ladder to success’ only requires a couple of rungs taken out of the middle to stop the movement up, rabz.
In fact the effort to do so is obviously necessary to stop the riffraff and make sure your children marry into and raise children to the upper classes.

But enough from me – I’m crook. Carry on…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 12:13 pm
areff
areff
August 6, 2023 12:16 pm

Malaysian Airlines?

Don’t fancy spending eternity strapped into my seat 10,000 feet under an unknown spot in the Indian Ocean. Nor keen on connected pilots whose fathers got them their jobs and don’t know it’s not good to set down in a rice paddy or fly over missile-infested war zones.

And, the food was the sort of stuff, last time I flew Malayasian, you’d like to force feed Albanese will kneeling on his chest and shouting ‘No. No. No’

cohenite
August 6, 2023 12:19 pm

Direct link to Keith’s piece on Yunupingu’s riches (it’s a redirect, so will take a second or two more to load):

https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2023/08-online/galarrwuy-yunupingu-lord-of-the-manor-2/

Every time I read about the sexist culture of the 3rd nations I think of pretty little Teela Reid who, along with the equally pretty tommy the commie, are rub and tug’s heroes, and reflect that if teela was living in the 3rd nations world before whitey turned up she would have dropped a dozen brats before she was 30 and then left for the dingos as her uterus dropped out from between her pins.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 12:23 pm

sfw

Before I go into dissecting your silly comment, let me give you the lay of the land. Blogs work like this. You post a comment/opinion and it becomes immediately contestable by anyone with posting rights on the blog. You may not like this, because of your previous working background that taught you your utterances are the law, but it doesn’t work like this in the real world.

Not that it’s any of your business but I haven’t worked for the gov for 12+ years, I also worked for a large family owned private Co 2004/2009, as well as owning and running several small businesses over the years while in gov employ.

Okay, so while you were in government employ you were moonlighting on the side, so let’s guess which side of your working life suffered? Knowing what we do about life in the fast lane of government work, I would be guessing the part that suffered the most was , oh the government side? In other words the taxpayer was helping you out, but who am I to debate that seeing you were proudly wearing the Vicpol uniform.

Last time I left the gov I had only $32k in super, even with a seriously ill wife I have managed to build that into a couple of mill in the last 12 years through hard work.

In other words what regular normal people do. Impressive.

I hold almost zero shares ($10k) zero bonds and have managed to be debt free and own a small motel as an investment. I have six kids all doing well.

Okay, so what’s that got to do with the argument you have against immigration I have no idea.

I don’t come here and call people names and abuse anyone who disagrees with me

That makes two of us, but I don’t see the point.

I make a few observations and ask the occasional question and if I can answer some others. I look for pleasant people with something to say, unfortunately it’s just abuse and shouting at times.

You mean like last evening? Every single one of those entanglements was initiated by others, however I’ll be damned if I don’t get back twice as hard. You probably wouldn’t appreciate that because of your previous work in the Vicpol where your biases were irrelevant to others as you laid down the law against anyone who disagreed.

I would rather a smaller population with a pleasant quality of life and enjoyed the Aussie culture that we used to have, if the price of that is fewer migrants and (possibly) a lower standard of living, well I can live with that.

My parents came here and made a life for themselves. At the very beginning, they couldn’t speak a word of English, but they went to language school. Not them, but a notable number of their friends for the old country were accosted and abused by pals of yours wearing the exact same uniform you did for decades.. while drawing a taxpayer funded stipend. You prick, you tell me you don’t like immigrants. If you wish to take that line then you too should head back you own roots and leave the place to Aboriginals. That’s where your stupid argument ends up.

I believe that flooding the country with migrants, most of whom have no connection to our culture or western values is the wrong way to go.

What gives you the singular right to be telling us you don’t want foreigners here, Sgt? If you don’t like talking or mingling with brown people, then don’t. It’s not as though their missing out. As much as I hate to say so, unlike you, the vast bulk of these newly arrived aren’t marching off to sign onto a government stipend and then moonlighting.

All these people will eventually get old, all them them have fewer children each generation till they match our birthrate, mass migration is just kicking the can down the road. Those who benefit from it, have no connection to our culture (or what’s left of it). They see themselves as international people and will move wherever they can feed off other people.

We will have the problem in the next decade when the welfare begins to accumulate and the pyramid below won’t have enough young people to support it, you innumerate.

Here’s something you can do to demonstrate your views are aligned with your own actions. Don’t ever draw on any government support such as medicare, hospital visits etc. That way, you will live the life in parallel where young people aren’t supporting you.

You still haven’t replied to the issues I posed and the reasons we’re in a pickle with respect to land prices.

Go!

Now please leave me alone, if you decide to fall into one of your hate filled, abusive invective rants, take it somewhere else. If on the other hand you can make a point in an astute and yet pleasant way, go ahead.

I’m not abusing you as I’m responding in exactly the same tone as you have to me. I just don’t particularly like ignorant arguments.

Jorge
Jorge
August 6, 2023 12:25 pm

Wear a suit and tie, Dot.

Depends. Will there be others dressed formally.

Dark suit, white shirt, no tie, no pocket hanky.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 12:27 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 12:31 pm

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Centre stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

There’s that bullshot about the worlds “oldest continuous living culture” again.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 6, 2023 12:31 pm

Anthony Albanese has warned people holding out for either symbolic recognition or something that goes further than the Voice that the referendum on the table will be the only constitutional change for Indigenous people he intends to push.

Translated:

‘If you don’t vote for the Voice, you won’t have Albanese magnificence at all! Is that what you really want? Huh? Huh?’

Yet another thought bubble not thought through before making its way out of the larynx.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 12:34 pm

and then left for the dingos as her uterus dropped out from between her pins.

If she hadn’t been beaten to death by her lord and master, for doing something that displeased him.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 6, 2023 12:34 pm

Drumgold gorn (the Hun):

ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold, 58, has offered his resignation in the wake of the leaked Sofronoff report and will enter retirement.

Sources confirmed to news.com.au that he had tendered his resignation and the ACT government will announce his departure on Monday.

Thoughts and prayers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 12:36 pm

‘If you don’t vote for the Voice, you won’t have Albanese magnificence at all! Is that what you really want? Huh? Huh?

Bush telegraph says Tanya Plibersek will be making her move, when the referendum is defeated.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 12:39 pm

Also, from the Hun.

Tensions emerge as Lidia Thorpe’s relative is elected to lead Victoria’s Indigenous assembly

Tensions have emerged among Victoria’s Indigenous assembly, after the election of Lidia Thorpe’s cousin and his wife to key leadership positions.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 12:39 pm

Rosie
Aug 6, 2023 11:08 AM
Another thing about garma and public dancing/corroboree.
Is it just entertainment or wasn’t there a spiritual aspect, or is it no longer a sacred ritual?

It’s basic extortion in the proud Gambino/Genovese tradition.
Imagine being one of the few waaaacist public companies who didn’t cough up.
I’m sure it was promoted as “a unique opportunity, in the year of The Voice referendum, to gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture and network with key proponents of the Uluru Ransom Demands … err … Statement”.
Shorter version:- “Pay up and sign up. We’ll be taking down names.”
Luigi the Unbelievable tried it on in Parliament the other day against Dutton, “Can you believe it? This bloke isn’t even going to the garma festival.” Much in the way an Imam might denounce a fellow Muesli for not going to Mecca.
Of course, the cultural stuff is just to add an air of mystique to the grift. No CEO is going the full Fyre Festival (h/t whoever coined that one).
It will be very much fly in, have a few photos for the company website sitting in the dust with some Ochre Faces, then fly out again.

Black Ball
Black Ball
August 6, 2023 12:41 pm

David Penberthy:

Imagine any political organisation aiming to win hearts and minds by deciding the best way to shift public opinion was to arrive unannounced at a person’s private home and harass them and their family at the crack of dawn.

Imagine a supposedly reputable news organisation in the ABC deeming such an event worthy of recording, effectively legitimising and encouraging it by providing the coverage the protesters craved.

Both of these things happened in Australia this week when members of the extremist environmental group Disrupt Burrup Hub went to the private home of Woodside Petroleum chief executive Meg O’Neill to protest the company’s expansion of energy projects on the Burrup Peninsula in the WA Pilbara region.

Not her office, but her house. At 7am on Tuesday no less, while O’Neill, her husband and daughter were waking up to start the day.

What a complete pack of weirdos.

For O’Neill and her family the whole process was clearly unnerving, if not terrifying, as they had no idea who these protesters were, or what they intended to do as they arrived and entered their private property.

“This was not a ‘harmless protest’,’’ O’Neill said. “It was designed to threaten me, my partner and our daughter in our home.

“Such acts by extremists should be condemned by anyone who respects the law and believes people should be safe to go about their business at home and at work.’’

The incident is a case study into the lunatic inner workings of the political fanatic. It has ramifications beyond the world of environmental protest and shows how protesters on the extremes now dehumanise the people they oppose.

The nature of that dehumanisation was laid bare courtesy of the completely blasé attitude of Disrupt Burrup Hub media spokesman Jesse Noakes to what unfolded.

With the four protesters arrested by WA Police at O’Neill’s home on Tuesday morning, Noakes issued a completely bizarre statement when they subsequently appeared in court.

His ravings received an unsurprisingly generous run courtesy of the left-wing Guardian news site, letting Noakes blather on unchallenged with his impertinent suggestion that it was actually O’Neill and her family who had somehow got the whole thing out of perspective.

He said one of the protesters was “a courageous 19-year-old” armed only with water balloons; that they had made sure that the rear entrance to O’Neill’s house was not blocked in case she and her family wanted to leave during the protest, and breezily ended by saying O’Neill shouldn’t have been worried about them invading her house as they had no intention of doing that anyway.

As if O’Neill and her family could or should have known any of that.

Noakes also suggested that it was the protesters who were the victims of what he called heavy-handed “counter-terror” policing, and then made some genuinely unfathomable remarks about how when they were taken away in squad cars, the song Every Breath You Take was playing, suggesting the message from the coppers was “I’ll be watching you”, as stated in the songs lyrics.

If this bloke turned up on my lawn at the crack of dawn I’d be tempted to reverse over him.

My column last week was panned by climate sceptics for stating that the increasing frequency of punishingly hot weather in Europe and the United States was an urgent reminder that we need co-ordinated global action to address the reality of climate change. It is about time we listened to mainstream science and changed our ways.

But the idea that we can simply shut every impure industry overnight, as asserted by hardliners from groups such as Disrupt Burrup or Extinction Rebellion, would see humanity’s ability to live, work and feed itself grind to an immediate halt in the current absence of viable alternatives.

But it is not like those alternatives are not being sought, with real urgency. Commercial realities are such that companies like Woodside and Santos are also painfully aware of the pressure to get their house in order.

Indeed, the need to decarbonise as a matter of urgency was the entire premise of this years Oil and Petroleum Conference in Adelaide, where over several days the city was disrupted as protesters from Extinction Rebellion abseiled off a city bridge and vandalised a cafe which had nothing to do with Santos, but just happened to be located in its lobby.

And as per the response to the outrage at O’Neill’s house, the attitude of the protesters to all that Adelaide mayhem was: Meh. If you think that’s inconvenient, just wait until the planet explodes.

So too with Deb O’Neill. If you think finding four hippies on your lawn at dawn is frightening for you and your family, just wait until your family is consumed by flames.

It’s not so much a political opinion, more like a religious one, where the Book of Revelation meets Tim Flannery, David Suzuki and Sir David Attenborough, creating an unchallengeable apocalyptic theology which renders any form of behaviour legitimate in the face of the coming inferno.

Against this mindset, any rational debate is impossible.

Married as I am to someone who once had photocopied pictures of bullets left in her home letterbox and needed police protection to launch a book about women in politics, forgive me for being a bit old-fashioned about the idea that people whose views differ from yours should not be challenged on their front verandah.

And as for any news organisation that thinks stuff like this is all part of the ruck and maul, merely a sign of the impassioned yearning for real action on climate change, shame on them too.

It’s part of a spectrum of political extremism which sees lunatics with bull horns, bear skin hats and confederate flags occupy the seat of democracy because they’re not happy with an election result. Basket cases all, in the same mad and dangerous basket.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:41 pm

Looks like Grandpa won’t be delivering Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books in person this year

It would be a shame for your little sweetie to miss this chance to imprint you in her memory as deliverer of goodies. Hairy says to keep on checking different airlines and flights and combos, areff.

Also consider a cheapish stopover to break the journey into parts. And purchasing in segments locally in the US. We have found that taking daytime economy flights of shorter duration and sleeping over between flights is much cheaper than Business Class fares but offers similar ease. Same could apply for reducing the grind of economy.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 12:42 pm

Forester
Aug 6, 2023 11:43 AM

JC
Aug 6, 2023 10:38 AM

…who will fund your accrued benefits.

Can’t we just tax our public servants to prosperity?

LOL At least 90%, right?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:43 pm

i.e. that’s using a hotel bed between shorter flights instead of a longer flight with a lay-down bed at brutal prices.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:46 pm

Anyway, if you can’t make it this year, every two years worked for us to keep our children in touch with grandparents in the UK. Either the gp’s came to us in Oz (rarely) or we flew back in winter on cheaper fares every second year, sometimes paying a bit more to spend an English Christmas with the rellies too. This meant our kids still knew their English cousins, with whom they are still in touch via Facebook etc, and grandpa and step-grannie (now sadly both deceased).

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:50 pm

lol, there were times when I sat in Economy with the kids and Hairy managed to swing a Business Class fare through some work meeting or other. Do you have a good tax-deductable reason for needing to go to New York, areff? Or could Quadrant swing you the fare for business purposes (heresy, given the limited funds keeping them going, sorry for asking)?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 12:54 pm

This two-year system worked for us because every second year my two older sons went to their father for some of the Christmas holidays.

Frank
Frank
August 6, 2023 12:55 pm

‘If you don’t vote for the Voice, you won’t have Albanese magnificence at all! Is that what you really want? Huh? Huh?’

I think that constitutes as a flounce.

Tom
Tom
August 6, 2023 12:56 pm

So much uptickable material today, but what’s laughably called software can’t deliver it.

Oh well. Patience is a virtue, said some old white bloke.

flyingduk
flyingduk
August 6, 2023 12:56 pm

Got my insurance renewal notice, 12.8% increase. Never claimed anything.

So below inflation* then, lucky you.

My car quote increase was in the 20%, house in the 30%, and has zero flood risk.

* real inflation, ie twice what they admit.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 12:57 pm

It is about time we listened to mainstream science and changed our ways.

Mainstream science = experts

We know where that leads.

Sorry, David Penberthy, but whatever you’re selling, I’m not buying. Not when there are plenty of mainstream scientists (until they’re cancelled/silenced) saying the opposite.

And…also…you first. Lead by example. Not just “listening” but doing.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2023 12:58 pm

Wear a suit and tie, Dot.

Okay. I will go for the subtle “Italian gentleman” combo in “Aussie New Holland Vibes” and not my “Jack Napier” in “Aussie New Holland Vibes”.

Love that Joker!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2023 12:58 pm

For Cats who like C S Lewis, here’s an interesting blog post I read just now.

“Jesus Christ did not say ‘Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right’” by C.S. Lewis (4 Aug)

The man who is weeding a field of turnips is also serving God.

Heh, that’s a very distorted excerpt but I liked it. RTWT, the whole dialogue is a nice window into his thinking. UFO aliens get a mention…

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2023 12:59 pm

Unemployment and inflation are double what is reported and growth is probably half, as a rule of thumb.

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 6, 2023 1:00 pm

Black Ball
Aug 6, 2023 12:41 PM
David Penberthy:

Interesting article. Agree with more or less everything but his premises and inferences.

Ich bin ein nervenbündel.

(assuming basket case really does translate to bundle of nerves)

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 1:02 pm

It is about time we listened to mainstream science and changed our ways.

No. It is time we had a reasoned and open debate about this ‘mainstream’ science, taking note too that the IPCC’s new chief spokesperson has called for an end to climate hysteria, a genuine scientist at last, which is an improvement on railway engineers with soft porn fantasies and other assorted nut-cases leading this UN club-fest.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2023 1:03 pm

Lewis:
I look forward with horror to contact with the other inhabited planets, if there are such. We would only transport to them all of our sin and our acquisitiveness, and establish a new colonialism. I can’t bear to think of it. But if we on earth were to get right with God, of course, all would be changed. Once we find ourselves spiritually awakened, we can go to outer space and take the good things with us. That is quite a different matter.”

The distributivist version of the precautionary principle, no thanks.

I say judgment of sin is God’s domain, using our God-given minds to master the Alcubierre metric is ours.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:06 pm

‘If you don’t vote for the Voice, you won’t have Albanese magnificence at all! Is that what you really want? Huh? Huh?’

Yet another thought bubble not thought through before making its way out of the larynx.

Mmmyes.
“If you don’t vote for it there won’t be another chance” … Luigi the Unbelievable.
“Well, if you vote no, there will be no more Welcome to Country” … Khloe Kardashian Burney
“If the Yes vote doesn’t get up, I’ll shut up and you’ll never hear from me again” … Noel “Trilby” Pearson.

They don’t really get this “making threats” thing, do they?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:08 pm

Knuckle Dragger

Aug 6, 2023 12:34 PM

Drumgold gorn (the Hun):

ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold, 58, has offered his resignation in the wake of the leaked Sofronoff report and will enter retirement.

Sources confirmed to news.com.au that he had tendered his resignation and the ACT government will announce his departure on Monday.

Thoughts and prayers.

Whatever happened to “due consideration of the report over the next month by the ACT Shire Council”?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 1:10 pm

Penberthy’s just doing the usual thing of keeping in good with the MSM and powers that be re the climate cult. Can speak sense on other matters but always with one foot in the dinner party and other privileges camp.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2023 1:12 pm

Thoughts and prayers.

Drumgold is the real victim here.

“If you don’t vote for it there won’t be another chance” … Luigi the Unbelievable.
“Well, if you vote no, there will be no more Welcome to Country” … Khloe Kardashian Burney
“If the Yes vote doesn’t get up, I’ll shut up and you’ll never hear from me again” … Noel “Trilby” Pearson.

Okay.

I find their terms acceptable and will vote NO.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 1:16 pm

Thanks, Bruce. I enjoyed reading that piece, especially his meeting with Graham.

And catastrophism which will lead us down a very dark path as it grows in influence. I tend to think that travelling with the back to the engine is a more sensible way of being informed too. But then that’s from Solomon’s other work. 🙂

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2023 1:18 pm
slackster
slackster
August 6, 2023 1:19 pm

Any site that has voting on comments will always go to shit because people will begin to care about their website reputation rather than reality.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2023 1:19 pm

“Well, if you vote no, there will be no more Welcome to Country” … Khloe Kardashian Burney

I think that was Marcia “Isn’t She Lovely” Langton.

But as you mentioned her, Burney’s just announced a $6.4m grant for the Yothu Yindi Foundation.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 1:21 pm

“Well, if you vote no, there will be no more Welcome to Country” … Khloe Kardashian Burney

Whatever you do, don’t throw me into that briar patch.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 1:24 pm

Not necessarily, slackster. My reputation is shot anyway, having made the most stupid comment on all of the interwebs…according to some. 🙂

However, it interests me to get an idea of whether others agree with me, even on some of the more outlandish things. Curiosity, if you like. Won’t change my mind.

That will only ever happen with an abuse free, well-reasoned counter argument. Always happy to be proved wrong.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:25 pm

Roger
Aug 6, 2023 1:19 PM

“Well, if you vote no, there will be no more Welcome to Country” … Khloe Kardashian Burney

I think that was Marcia “Isn’t She Lovely” Langton.

meh

they all look the same to me

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 1:26 pm

And slackster, haven’t seen you for an age. Did you ever end up building that swimming pool?

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 1:27 pm

Looks like Mr Drumgold did get a chance to read something.
That resignation.
No discussion with his employer about resignation as opposed to termination, or perhaps something else?
If he is retiring, is that also from practising the law, to avoid another possible humiliation?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 1:28 pm

Good. I wrote recently to Andrew Bolt asking him to alert his readers to Quadrant’s free online issue re the Voice. I have just received a notification from Andrew Bolt that he had done so on July 3rd. I’ve replied saying that is appreciated and that I hope further towards the date the issue can once more receive his recommendation.

That issue is a terrific instrument for getting the word out about NO.

As I’ve also said here, it is an excellent historical document for all time too.

Johnny Rotten
August 6, 2023 1:29 pm

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2023 1:29 pm

Sounds like Mr Penberthy is getting a tad red-pilled. He’s perilously close to realising these people are lying to him about climate rubbish. Excellent! Nine-tenths of it is natural David.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 1:30 pm

that briar patch.

LOL, Bern.

Frank
Frank
August 6, 2023 1:32 pm

Does Drumgold’s abject resignation save him from charges one wonders.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:32 pm

slackster
Aug 6, 2023 1:19 PM

Any site that has voting on comments will always go to shit because people will begin to care about their website reputation rather than reality.

What do we want?!?
Upticks!
When do we want ’em?!?
NOW!
I think if you need half a dozen upticks to validate your opinion on something or, conversely, your belief is shaken by a few upticks of an opposing comment, you may lack conviction of your own position.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 1:34 pm

As I said, Sancho. Curiosity.

And yes…it came close to killing the Cat. 😀

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:35 pm

Frank
Aug 6, 2023 1:32 PM

Does Drumgold’s abject resignation save him from charges one wonders.

It shouldn’t.
The act is done.
His subsequent resignation doesn’t alter the criminality of it (if indeed it was criminal).

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 1:36 pm

His subsequent resignation doesn’t alter the criminality of it (if indeed it was criminal).

The question is what deal was agreed to before he tendered the resignation?

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2023 1:37 pm

It is about time we listened to mainstream science and changed our ways.

Today’s scientific consensus often ends up as tomorrow’s discarded hypothesis.

And advances in science often come from outside the mainstream.

Scientific truths – of which there are few that are known absolutely – are not determined by majority vote.

Science is a more complicated process than Penberthy allows for; if he were better read he’d know how much he doesn’t know.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:38 pm

calli
Aug 6, 2023 1:34 PM

As I said, Sancho. Curiosity.

And yes…it came close to killing the Cat.

Err … wut?

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 1:40 pm

I have zero sympathy for Dumgold.

bons
bons
August 6, 2023 1:40 pm

Presumably, his resignation will be an excuse to preclude well deserved prosecution.
This makes Lehrmann’s civil case critical for exposing the Village Council’s historic perversion of justice.
Does he have a ‘go fund me’?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:40 pm

feelthebern
Aug 6, 2023 1:36 PM

His subsequent resignation doesn’t alter the criminality of it (if indeed it was criminal).

The question is what deal was agreed to before he tendered the resignation?

A non-prosecution clause to avoid political embarrassment?
Sounds a bit like an IBAC type thingy to me.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 1:42 pm

Re Bolt, his reply dated August 3rd said he showed it ‘last night’, which makes it August 2 ( definitely not July as I misquoted above). This was in reply to my email written on August 3rd.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 1:44 pm

Turned on the TV expecting to see the pre-game show for the footy.
But the NRLW is on.
TBH, even though the game is a lot slower, the skill level is surprisingly good.
Very compacted defensive lines (ie looks like they using just over half the field).
Once you get a few ladies who can long pass like Andrew Johns they’ll run up 100 on the score board.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:44 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Aug 6, 2023 1:40 PM

I have zero sympathy for Dumgold.

Wait for it.
“Well intentioned and honourable seeker of justice for wymminses done in by Mudrock’s minions.”
With references to Sofronoff being “Old school white patriarchy” and JA “betraying her gender”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 1:45 pm

A non-prosecution clause to avoid political embarrassment?
Sounds a bit like an IBAC type thingy to me.

I was thinking something along the lines of the ACT rate payers picking up the tab on any litigation in perpetuity.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 1:46 pm

Err … wut?

I presume the upticks were one of the pesky plug-ins that was slowing down page refreshes, i.e. killing the Cat.

So, therefore, my curiosity must go unsatisfied for the good of the blog.

Praise be to Dover, for he has disciplined my Nosey-Parkerishness.

Figures
Figures
August 6, 2023 1:47 pm

Drumgold had better get an awful lot worse than a resignation.

You murder one person you destroy a family. For that you deserve decades in prison.

But Drumgold’s actions jeopardise civilisation itself. Without an expectation of a fair trial, there is no functional society. No amount of punishment for him and everybody else who he colluded with could be too severe.

He is a thousand times more destructive than a serial killer.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 6, 2023 1:47 pm

Civil or criminal, lock stock, the lot.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 1:49 pm

““Well intentioned and honourable seeker of justice for wymminses done in by Mudrock’s minions.”
With references to Sofronoff being “Old school white patriarchy” and JA “betraying her gender”.”

Umm, yes, inevitable. I suspect that activists at Nine Media and The Malcolmchurian Guardian are this afternoon furiously churning out paragraphs describing Dumgold as a victim of Mudrock papers and Sky after Dark, and such spruikers as the Miserable Turd of Point Piper and his cane toad wife are probably already all over Twitter say as much this afternoon.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 1:52 pm

Labor in no-man’s land, not wanting to promote a treaty while also unable to say it won’t happen

By dennis shanahan
National Editor
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1:37PM August 6, 2023

Anthony Albanese has launched a media blitz to reboot the failing campaign for a voice to parliament, warning there will be no second chance for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians if the referendum fails.

He tries to suggest there may never be a commonwealth First Nations treaty but still can’t say where the millions of dollars for a Makarrata commission has gone or will go.

Amid the glow of an uplifting Garma festival of indigenous Australians, and against the idyllic backdrop of Arnhem Land, the Prime Minister is using his “spear of strength” to simultaneously promote the indigenous voice to parliament, warn there will be no watered-down versions of recognition, and to distance himself and the commonwealth from the Ulu?u Statement commitment to a treaty.
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After a parliamentary week when Albanese and Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney were unable to answer basic questions, were drawn into the unpopular and the politically dangerous concept of a treaty, and were distracted from the public’s top priority of cost-of-living pressures the PM sought to recast the argument.

Albanese’s latest shift involves both threats and inducements – no constitutional recognition at all and better practical outcomes for Australia’s most disadvantaged – but, like much of his argument about the voice referendum, Albanese’s pitch is too political and glib.

Albanese can see the damage the unanswered questions about the effect on executive government, the reach of the voice, the prospect of a treaty and financial cost of the associated bureaucracy are doing to the referendum cause and his government.

This is not to mention the mounting political damage as a result of being seen to be giving the voice priority over the economy. But he has to fight for it because he believes in it and failure will be a disaster for him and the government.

In response to Peter Dutton’s offer to support constitutional recognition for indigenous people without a constitutional voice to parliament, Albanese headed off the prospect of a second chance and basically said it is constitutional recognition with a voice or none.

It was necessary for recognition to have “substance” he said.

“That is what Indigenous Australians have said.

“That it wasn’t just a style issue of putting words in the Constitution, that it had an ongoing impact of having better outcomes. That is what it is about,” he said as he ruled out any second referendum and pointed to the failure of the republican referendum, which has not been revisited.

Albanese is seeking to suggest there will be no treaty between the commonwealth and indigenous people and that the Makarrata commission, with $26 million pledged for it, will be there to assist state government treaties.

It’s a way of having a treaty at state levels, which is already happening, without drawing federal Labor into the dangerous waters of treaty and reparation.

Of course, he can’t say there will be no treaty because he has explicitly said there would eventually be a treaty phase as a result of the referendum and it is a condition of support from so many supporting the Yes campaign.

So, Labor is left in no-man’s land not wanting to promote a treaty, denigrating the No campaign for talking about it and, at the same time, unable to say it won’t happen.

For weeks Albanese has blamed some of the media for negative reporting and commentary but now the imperative for more information about the voice, and the shifting support into negative territory for the referendum, sees him facing perfectly respectful and legitimate questions from more and more outlets he has regarded as friendly.

Trapped in the bind about treaty and truth-telling Albanese was still unable to say, when he appeared on the ABC Insiders program on Sunday, where almost $1m had been spent on the truth-telling and treaty commission of Makarrata, what its role will be and where the rest of the $25m will be spent.

He’s also being asked to point out why a national voice to parliament is necessary when he is able to cite highly successful indigenous programs and communities operating now without a national voice.

Albanese insists the referendum will be successful because the public will focus during the four-week campaign, backed by tens of millions of dollars in advertising, and because there isn’t really a choice.

The Yes campaign may yet succeed but it’s falling support shows there has to be a herculean effort to turnaround the position and that Albanese will have to start with the confusion in his own stables of politics and argumen

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 1:57 pm

feelthebern
Aug 6, 2023 1:45 PM

A non-prosecution clause to avoid political embarrassment?
Sounds a bit like an IBAC type thingy to me.

I was thinking something along the lines of the ACT rate payers picking up the tab on any litigation in perpetuity.

Oh, right.
Yes, in typical Liar’s fashion, there will be a sudden concern for fiscal responsibility.
“He has paid a heavy price. There is nothing to be gained by pursuing lengthy and expensive litigation.”
(With a backgrounder to journos “He’s fragile. His father committed suicide, you know”)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2023 2:01 pm

What sort of fishing and where are you going to.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2023 2:03 pm

You’re lucky calli I don’t have a reputation to trash.

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 6, 2023 2:04 pm

Suffering from Cat lurking itch? 9 out of 10 lurkers recommend new Uptick.

Uptick the proven salve for lurker’s itch.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 2:04 pm

HowardAp
1 hour ago
Treaty and reparations and sovereignty have widespread ramifications. ‘Yes’ voters may be ready to hand in the land titles to their homes with their ballot papers, but most of us won’t.

Gabor
Gabor
August 6, 2023 2:15 pm

Forester
Aug 6, 2023 11:19 AM

bons
Aug 6, 2023 9:59 AM

I’ll never forgive their ABC for what they did with our gardening show.

Or the BBC for Dr Who.

Where is my uptick button?
+1000

Ps. the site loads and refreshes the same as before, at least for me, can’t see any improvement.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 2:24 pm

Daily Mail

Transgender ‘Muslim’ Brianna Kingsley sues boyfriend for keeping her TESTICLES in jar in his fridge

Brianna Kingsley has claimed in court papers that her former partner has kept her testicles in a mason jar in his fridge
Her former boyfriend William Wojciechowski has said that he has been the victim of harassment by Kingsley and that he ‘doesn’t owe her anything’
Kingsley has also been previously in court after being charged with felony assault when she is said to have pulled a knife on a roommate

bons
bons
August 6, 2023 2:27 pm

ZK2A. That simple line is incredibly powerful. It brings home absolute reality to our average Mum and Dad who are wondering about Albanese’s shakedown.
Do you know how to contact the NO campaign folks.
They could certainly use a line that is direct, punchy, relateable, without nuance and lacking politicians’ coward speak.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 2:27 pm

The outlets not reporting Dumgold falling on his sword as of now:-
Nein.
ABC.
SBS.

Foxbody
Foxbody
August 6, 2023 2:28 pm

David Pemberthy’s first point is correct – home invasions are not cool.
However his wider point – that “climate” protests are genuine actions prompted by rational fears – can be dismissed out of hand.
If the Burrup posturers and their ABC mates really believed co2 will end life on Earth soon, they would be attacking the Chinese economy with frantic desperation. Everything from the Embassy
to Chinese owned assets would be stormed and destroyed regardless of personal risk and cost.
Doesn’t happen.
Remember the Adani coal mine campaign? Indian project.
Yancoal operation not far away – Chinese owned – not targeted.
Any activist doing anything but directly targeting things Chinese – they produce maybe half the evil extra co2 – is not genuine about their stated neurosis.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 6, 2023 2:31 pm

Transgender ‘Muslim’ Brianna Kingsley sues boyfriend for keeping her TESTICLES in jar in his fridge

Thanks trannies, you manage to give me a lot of entertainment.

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 2:32 pm

Even if Voice doesn’t “get up”, the Labor states will legislate Treaties. Indeed, this process is already under way.

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 2:35 pm

Transgender ‘Muslim’ Brianna Kingsley sues boyfriend for keeping her TESTICLES in jar in his fridge

Thanks trannies, you manage to give me a lot of entertainment.

It turns my stomach. And I just had wonderful lunch at a farm gate cafe in our valley. Damn!

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
August 6, 2023 2:36 pm

GreyRanga
Aug 6, 2023 2:01 PM

What sort of fishing and where are you going to.

Sport Fishing for black bass and bream out of Kime – New Britian and red bass in the Bismark Sea.

Robert Sewell
August 6, 2023 2:48 pm

Megan:
Aug 6, 2023 10:01 AM

Still want to go ahead?

Sure. It’s still sitting on the desk beside me – I’ll charge it up and send as soon as I get the address.
Bob.
Get my email off DB too, I read those, but I’m a bit crook atm and can’t get to the desktop much.
Old mate next door will mail the item for me.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 2:52 pm

Vicki

Aug 6, 2023 2:32 PM

Even if Voice doesn’t “get up”, the Labor states will legislate Treaties. Indeed, this process is already under way.

All of which could be challenged in the High Court as unconstitutional.
Under other circumstances the HC might find the wriggle room to tick off state based treaties.
But they would be hard pressed to validate them when a request for those very powers by the Feds had just been defeated in a Referendum.

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 2:57 pm

Bush telegraph says Tanya Plibersek will be making her move, when the referendum is defeated.

Interesting. I think “her time has passed”. She withdrew from the race at the wrong time before the election. I actually think she would have won it then as she had a reasonable profile. Not now – she was given the “poisoned chalice” of the Environment portfolio. Jason Clare got good press after his public appearance a few months ago. Like Minns, he still looks youthful & energetic.

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 2:58 pm

But they would be hard pressed to validate them when a request for those very powers by the Feds had just been defeated in a Referendum.

Hope you are right, Sancho.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 6, 2023 3:01 pm

Thanks trannies, you manage to give me a lot of entertainment.

It turns my stomach. And I just had wonderful lunch at a farm gate cafe in our valley. Damn!

You can either laugh or weep; I’ve decided to laugh. Much healthier.

The whole tranny thing is theatre. You shouldn’t take it seriously. It’s a sort of dance of the damned, theatre of the deranged.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 6, 2023 3:06 pm

‘Yes’ voters may be ready to hand in the land titles to their homes with their ballot papers, but most of us won’t.
There are no longer any land title certificates in W.A.- Emperor McGowan done made it digital.
…what could go right?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 6, 2023 3:09 pm

They could certainly use a line that is direct, punchy, relateable, without nuance and lacking politicians’ coward speak.
“Voice, Truth, Treaty is not reconciliation, and it is not evolution- it is Apartheid.”

Chris
Chris
August 6, 2023 3:13 pm

“Voice, Truth, Treaty is not reconciliation, and it is not evolution- it is hosting a parasite.”

John H.
John H.
August 6, 2023 3:14 pm

Vicki
Aug 6, 2023 2:32 PM
Even if Voice doesn’t “get up”, the Labor states will legislate Treaties. Indeed, this process is already under way.

What is happening in the states now began when it looked like the Voice was an easy win. What has very much hurt the Voice this week is the notion of treaty. I think the State governments will become scared and decide to back away from treaty.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2023 3:16 pm

Transgender ‘Muslim’ Brianna Kingsley sues boyfriend for keeping her TESTICLES in jar in his fridge

That used to be a cliche, that controlling girlfriend kept boyfriend’s balls in a jar. Now it’s real…

shatterzzz
August 6, 2023 3:18 pm

Bush telegraph says Tanya Plibersek will be making her move, when the referendum is defeated.
Tanya won’t get up .. the curse of the druggie hubby will always weigh her down .. even the Liars pardy won’t accept a doper as “handbag” ..!
The laff is Luigi has created such a poor image of PM that he makes Billy look , nearly, acceptable ..
thank God “the chap” is a rug muncher or else he might have had a chance but too many countries on the international front wouldn’t be impressed .. !

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2023 3:20 pm

I think the State governments will become scared and decide to back away from treaty.

They locked us up and brutalized us for 2 years. Most Govts were re-elected. They will have no qualms with loading a treaty on to us.

Razey
Razey
August 6, 2023 3:20 pm

I’d rather have Voldermort than Sleazy with dick-in-mouth syndrome.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2023 3:22 pm

Can you send me some fillets please Carpe. Its good to see what the poor people are doing. Send them to me c/o APH. Luigi the Unbelievable is my real name.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2023 3:27 pm

I’ll soon be changing my name to Luigi the Defeated.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 3:33 pm

I read that as Luigi the Deflated.

Real Deal
Real Deal
August 6, 2023 3:34 pm

Facebook must be tweaking the ads I see by what sort of posts I read. Just getting ads for an orthopaedic memory foam cushion for the car seat. Looks good, plus it handily has a cut out hole at the back. They say it is for spinal support, but I know it would work for truck drivers who take breaks at the Hay Truck Stop.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 3:35 pm

I’m wondering how to get more profile and readership to Quadrant’s FREE PDF on the Voice and all things aboriginal in the present, in history and in historiography. It is such a good read.

Areff, have Outsiders and the individual presenters also been sent copies and asked to promote the URL? Also, has it been sent to people who write in print everywhere, who might put in a good word and the URL. An educated public will be a No-voting public and this edition is the acme of education in matters aboriginal in Australia. I’m sending the PDF to people I know in England as well, because some international profiling of the issues will help to explain how important this No vote is going to be.

I am scared, as Rowan Dean today says he also is, that the intense advertising for the Yes vote will have its effect and it will just scrape in. A terrible prospect.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 3:37 pm

If every one person who has the URL just sends it to five others, then the word will spread. It’s like the old word-of-mouth in the Soviet Union. Make it happen.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 3:40 pm

Andrew Bolt: Why the Voice is really a dud and fake solution

Experience around the world proves the Voice is a fake solution — so it’s astonishing Anthony Albanese never gets asked this most basic question.

Seems a “Treaty” isn’t the paean for all ills that Albo would have us believe. Anyone able to post the full article?

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2023 3:44 pm

“If you don’t vote for it there won’t be another chance” … Luigi the Unbelievable.

Well, for me at least.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2023 3:48 pm

Sounds like Mr Penberthy is getting a tad red-pilled. He’s perilously close to realising these people are lying to him about climate rubbish.

Could be a problem for Mr Kate Ellis around the family dining room table and branch meetings.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 3:51 pm

Take New Zealand, which has had a treaty with the Maori since 1840. Where’s the success there?

Maori are still more than three times more likely to be jailed, twice more likely to be unemployed, twice more likely to have children in poverty, and three times more likely to have children in care.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
August 6, 2023 3:55 pm

Real Deal, Facebook definitely monitors what you’re doing online. I am currently doing a German course online, with Zoom classes on the laptop. Once I forgot to log out of Facebook on the laptop and now I get cartoons in German on the phone feed. I don’t mind seeing the cartoons because it’s a good way to practice the language but it’s unnerving to see how much they know.

BTW, some German cartoonists have a dark sense of humour. One cartoon had a bloke in an Hawaiian shirt sitting next to the Grim Reaper on a plane and asks him “are you flying on holiday too?” and the Grim Reaper replies “no, I have to go to work in five minutes”.

areff
areff
August 6, 2023 3:57 pm

I’m cheap about airfares as a matter of principle. Won’t encourage the gouging by paying more than $2000 — especially with the Oz dollar halfway around the S-bend and the crappiest NYC hotel not already infested with taxpayer-supported migrants costing an arm and leg.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2023 4:01 pm

Vicki at 2:57 – yep, suspect Plibbers window of opportunity has closed cf: Skeletor for the Lieborals. Expect to hear a lot of next generation before the next election.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2023 4:02 pm

Really up to da bruvvas from here.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:03 pm

I want to visit pals in fly over country but the US dollar is making me very reluctant.
Air fares and car hire, yikes.
Don’t cut off you nose to spite your face though Areff.
Grandchildren grow up very fast.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 4:05 pm

Had 3AW on in the car this morning.
For those not from Danistan it is hosted by Darren James, Nick McCallum and Heidi Murphy are all you need.
James is the “don’t frighten the horses” type there to read the funeral home ads.
Murphy is a soft left SJW who tries to placate the conservative audience.
McCallum is unapologetically far left.
They had the guy from Redbridge (Kos Samaras) to discuss da Voice poll.
James : “So the Yes vote is dead then?” (Gasp!)
Samaras seems a fairly dispassionate, campaign manager type guy (ex ALP).
He basically agreed that the Yes vote was on life support, their campaign was the worst in living memory and they didn’t realise how hard it would be to claw back votes.
McCallum : “Yes but what about the undecideds?”
Samaras : “Well, that is my point. The Yes vote needs to pick up two-thirds of the undecideds. I can’t emphasise how hard that is if you look carefully at the numbers.”
McCallum (through gritted teeth) : “But, but, surely as the vote gets closer people will focus on it and when they understand it they will consider voting Yes?” (i.e. “if only voters weren’t so stupid”).
Samaras : “No, that is not what our research shows. That is why I say it is going to be hard to pick up stray undecided votes. People who were initially unsure were more likely to move towards No when given the available information.”
McCallum : (Now sounding desparate) “The 18-35s are strongly in favour. What can be done to swing that group further.”
Samaras : (obviously scratching his head) “Err … well … that group is already at 65%, so … ”
Obviously Samaras is across his numbers. He is thinking the 18-35 Yes vote would have to go to 107% for Yes to get up.
McCallum sounded like the Collingwood cheer squad.

John H.
John H.
August 6, 2023 4:06 pm

Makka
Aug 6, 2023 3:20 PM
I think the State governments will become scared and decide to back away from treaty.

They locked us up and brutalized us for 2 years. Most Govts were re-elected. They will have no qualms with loading a treaty on to us.

Most governments were re-elected because the public felt they did the right thing. WA backed down because of a crash in the polling. The rest will do the same because the public doesn’t like the idea of treaty and is opposed to reparations.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2023 4:07 pm

I’m cheap about airfares as a matter of principle

Sound policy. Although it came under review after flying PER-LHR with Royal Brunei.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 4:12 pm

Although it came under review after flying PER-LHR with Royal Brunei.

We flew Perth – London with Royal Brunei. Cattle class was dry, but first class had non Mooslimes on the staff, to serve grog to unbelievers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 4:14 pm

No difference in the United States.

American Indians also 40 per cent more likely to kill themselves, and 38 per cent more likely to be jailed. The men tend to die five years younger than white men, and are nearly twice more likely to be unemployed.

Again, it’s worst where they live in more “Indian” ways, governing themselves.

The Navajo Nation is the biggest of America’s 326 Indian reservations – larger than Tasmania – and boasts that 82 per cent of its people “still practice the traditional Navajo lifestyle”.

Yet despite its oil, gas, uranium and casinos, unemployment is more than 40 per cent, and 40 per cent of families live below the poverty rate. The Navajo are twice more likely to kill themselves.

Albanese can blame colonisation all he likes, but Indigenous culture also counts.
More Coverage
Evasive Albo treating us like fools on treaty
Leftist revolution gobbles up its Dark Emu deserters

If you want Western wealth and health, you need Western ways. Tribal ways don’t cut it

Tom
Tom
August 6, 2023 4:21 pm

Via the Paywallian, The Times – that is, the daily Times of London, as opposed to the more muscular investigative reporting arm, the Sunday Times – is reporting what looks like comical pro-Zelensky propaganda:

Kyiv’s drones turn tide of conflict in Black Sea

Kyiv would appear to stand little chance against its foe: the Russian Black Sea Fleet has nearly 50 warships, seven submarines and a large number of support vessels, far more than Ukraine, which lost more than 80 per cent of its naval assets as a result of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The situation has been transformed, however, by Ukraine’s growing use of maritime drones, which its engineers are understood to have developed from scratch since the full-scale invasion.

The Times reporting isn’t coming from an actual war reporter on the ground in Kyiv or Odessa, but from pro-Zelensky SJW central in London.

It might as well be coming from Dan Andrews’ cabinet room in Spring Street, Melbourne.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:22 pm

Grandchildren grow up very fast.

Oh, yes. You turn around and the horrors are looking down on you. Literally.

Don’t miss out.

Barry
Barry
August 6, 2023 4:25 pm

“The 18-35s are strongly in favour” of the InVoice.

Only until they figure out that their inheritance will be torn from their grasp as Abo reparations via death duties.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:26 pm

The more “consultation” and “explanation” and “promotion” of the Voice, the fewer the votes.

It’s almost as if the voters understand what’s happening and don’t like it. Strange, but true.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:28 pm

Rosie, is Porto worth a visit? Thinking of spending a night there between Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2023 4:28 pm

Only until they figure out that their inheritance will be torn from their grasp as Abo reparations via death duties.

The younger generation must be reminded of these matters…

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:39 pm

I liked Porto. There is the famous bridge that collapsed under the weight of refugees fleeing the troops of Napoleon and the gold church of Saint Francis which my daughter told me was amazing but I didn’t find because slacker.
If I get back there I’ll definitely go to that and the catacombs below

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:40 pm

Thanks. Booked.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:40 pm

Salamanca I also loved. Walking around it again right now.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:42 pm

When I say “booked” I shall advise my baggage slave and driver to investigate suitable accommodation near St Francis so I don’t miss the gold church.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:44 pm

Are you there? Or is this a virtual walk?

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:46 pm

You should definitely try to visit a couple of the convents in Salamanca.
Las Dueñas and the Santa Claras, that one for the Angelus at midday.
I think they are pretty much next door to each other.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:47 pm

A virtual walk.

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 4:47 pm

Grandchildren grow up very fast.

Oh, yes. You turn around and the horrors are looking down on you. Literally.

Calli – I have found the opposite, in some way. Mine are amazing creatures.

Granddaughter (17) is terribly woke, but so intelligent that there is hope for her, AND, she is very respectful and loving towards her grandmother! Grandson (20) is very 1940s and has got an incredible “bullshit detector” though he struggles academically. He is also respectful and loving towards grandmother.

I look at them and see hope for the future.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 4:54 pm

I think I just dagged around Porto walking up hill and down dale and failing miserably in undertaking my cultural activity responsibilities.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 4:55 pm

Vicki, I’m a shorty. The boys are close to eye level now. With their genes, they’ll be patting granny on the head in a couple of years.

They’re always young enough to tickle though!

Vicki
Vicki
August 6, 2023 4:55 pm

In this age of “women can do anything” – I protest.

This afternoon we found a kangaroo had broken a leg in jumping a farm fence. Had a partially grown baby hovering around stricken mother.

Husband had to shoot her. I just can’t do this job – although I know some country women can. Yet, a sick cow responds to me and allows me to attend to her while doing her best to avoid my husband.

It is interesting. Division of labour according to natural forces ?

Razey
Razey
August 6, 2023 4:58 pm

18-35s, a true product of the system. Dumb as dogshit.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 5:01 pm

One of the difficulties of having grandchildren far away, even interstate, is when they are very unwell and you have to sit on your hands and wait.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 5:03 pm

If you want Western wealth and health, you need Western ways. Tribal ways don’t cut it

Yep. Little johnnie said this. What a pity he has balls the size of desiccated peas. He might have had a shot at being a PM if he had bigger gonads. But then look at tone. In fact you can put the libs testicle situation to song:

Bishop has only got one ball,
Johnnie has two but very small,
Tone has something sim’lar,
But poor old turdball has no balls at all.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
August 6, 2023 5:05 pm

GreyRanga
Aug 6, 2023 3:22 PM

Can you send me some fillets please Carpe

Of course, black bass is a great table fish.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2023 5:06 pm

Sancho

Whatever happened to “due consideration of the report over the next month by the ACT Shire Council”?

The bit in quotes was the translation from the unspoken “Spend a couple of weeks getting the desired spin pushed out by our friends in the MSM”.

Now it’s all out in the open, a hastily called “strategy” meeting has nudged Dumbgeld to the chopping block, with an unspoken promise of something in the future.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
August 6, 2023 5:08 pm

This Appalachia series has been excellent. Find the time to watch them.

This goes for 1:27:34

—-

Peter Santenello:

This video is for educational purpose only.
Deep in the hills of Appalachia is a land of beauty laced with heavy dr*g abuse. In some of these communities up to 50% of the 20-40 year olds are addicted to hard dr*gs creating a generation of children being raised by grandparents. Join me and the locals as we travel into the hills of Eastern Kentucky to show you the gravity of this situation, and also introduce you to the people who are creating positive ways out.

How Appalachia Became Addicted to Dr*gs

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:09 pm

Rosie

I liked Portugal very much, the people are so nice and the food is so nice. However, if you’re looking for a beach holiday that’s not the place as the North Atlantic is cold water. We didn’t go very far down south, around the bend where the sea is supposed to be warmer. If you’re wanting to travel in the summer to Europe and want a beach holiday, Portugal isn’t the place.

Razey
Razey
August 6, 2023 5:10 pm

So many awesome, funny posts deserve my uptick. C’mon man!

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:11 pm

Cronkite, who’s johnnie? Surely not Howard.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 5:19 pm

who’s johnnie? Surely not Howard.

Well, it isn’t Johnnie Cash. Little Johnnie has miniscule nuts. I once took a leak at the same time as him. The biggest part of the little runt are his eyebrows. Weird.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 5:22 pm

You looked? Cohenite!

I thought that was forbidden!

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 5:25 pm

I’m not going to Portugal for the beaches. I have a gazillion miles of beautiful sand all around me here. And a still, azure blue bay about 500m up the road. Plus a heated pool at the doorstep.

I’m there for the culture, man! And the cobbled streets to ruin what remains of my joints.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2023 5:36 pm

A trip up the Douro is good, train or boat. Trucks didn’t seem to be available.

Mallee Miss
Mallee Miss
August 6, 2023 5:36 pm

Drumgold has responded to Sofronoff’s findings.
“The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness. It has deprived the ACT Government of the opportunity of considering my conduct objectively.”

In one way similar to what happened to Lehrmann with regard to Higgins going to the media first. I doubt Drumgold has the capacity to appreciate the irony.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2023 5:40 pm

Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts, Alex Antic and Gerard Rennick make it into ZeroHedge. Well done those peoples!

“Your Injections Are Killing Our Young People” – Pfizer, Moderna Reps Slammed During Heated Aussie Senate Hearing (6 Aug)

Sparks flew during a contentious public hearing in the Australian Parliament earlier this week as Representatives from Pfizer and Moderna gave unsatisfactory answers to multiple lawmakers’ questions.

The Australian Senate’s ‘Education and Employment Legislation Committee’ held a hearing Wednesday regarding the status of the COVID-19 vaccines, which included witnesses from Pfizer Australia, Moderna, and the Australia’s Theraputic Goods Administration (TGA).

The MSM will of course bury this, but it’s leaking out around their roadblock. Many Australians have been harmed and have died, and their relations and friends are being red-pilled ferociously. Keep the elites’ feet to the fire Pauline!

cohenite
August 6, 2023 5:43 pm

You looked? Cohenite!

I thought that was forbidden!

At his eyebrows. He held his dick with the tip of his thumb and index finger. Real men use 2 hands or none at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAtc0R4Hq7Q

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:43 pm

Cronkite

You can’t accuse Howard of being dickless. He took several risks that showed lots of courage. This is a centre left nation that began from birth when prisoners were looking to The Man to lead them.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 5:44 pm

The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness.

What a shame I knocked over my vast basket of ironing last week.

This guy could do it like a pro! With extra starch.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2023 5:44 pm

A couple on mentions yesterday about the Musashi. Looking at the SBS doco, I was surprised that the armour belts were held together by rivets, not welded. Perhaps the Japanese shipyards of the era were unable to weld plates that thick, but rivets were always a potential point of failure.

Related to that, a third ship of the class, Shinano, was to be converted to an aircraft carrier. Much of the construction was at Yokosuka, but she was to complete her fitting out at a different yard, in Kure. A US submarine intercepted Shinano during her transit to Kure. Four torpedoes later, the Shinano was no more, and almost 1500 men were dead.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:45 pm

At his eyebrows. He held his dick with the tip of his thumb and index finger. Real men use 2 hands or none at all.

Dude!

Perhaps fellas may need two if they have tiny hands.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:48 pm

A study reported in the New England Journal that the majority of lawyers have tiny hands – baby sized ones. The study was done in the US, but I’m sure it carries over here too. Hence Cronkite’s two hand policy of taking a slash.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2023 5:49 pm

ABC finally reports Dumgeld “resignation” but predictably they start running interference, quoting from Dumgeld’s mea not culpa statement.

He said he had hoped the inquiry would investigate systemic failings in the ACT criminal justice system that stymied sexual violence prosecutions.

“Instead, the findings largely focused on myself,” he said.

The dickhead genuinely believed the fix was in.
He anticipated a pat on the head for standing up for the sistah-hood against “dark forces”, and sweeping recommendations for reform of sexual assault trials, including:-
– complainants to be regarded as victims from day one;
– a single statement to be recorded from the “victim” to be used for all proceedings … committals, trials and any re-trials.
– no right to cross examine the “victim”.
– ‘modified’ presumption of innocence (which is new-speak for no presumption of innocence at all).
– DPP given the right to suppress any disclosure he/she adjudges to be detrimental to the rights of the ‘victim’.
….
ACT Shire Council passes the by-law retrospectively.
He then announces that he is re-trying Lehrmann with no need for Britnah to return from the Greek Islands.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2023 5:51 pm

The Times – that is, the daily Times of London, as opposed to the more muscular investigative reporting arm, the Sunday Times – is reporting what looks like comical pro-Zelensky propaganda

The reporting might be over the top Tom but Ukraine clearly has a serious naval drone program going on. They hit and damaged a large Russian navy ship two days ago in Novorossiysk on the far side of the Black Sea. Then they damaged a tanker last night near Crimea.

It’s an interesting weapon, since you can obviously put a lot of fuel into a drone tinny, which is what these critters appear to be. They have a serious warhead of 450 kg of TNT. And they are stealthed and appear to be pretty cheap.

If I was a RAN strategic planner I’d be looking very closely at this capability.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 5:52 pm

Dumbgold is Fabulon Man! Smoothes out the toughest of creases, the result a silky sheen.

Shame about the scorch marks. Can’t bleach those out. Just ask Lehrmann.

Tom
Tom
August 6, 2023 5:53 pm

In one way similar to what happened to Lehrmann with regard to Higgins going to the media first. I doubt Drumgold has the capacity to appreciate the irony.

Most of the left’s political activists are cunning enough to know you must never reveal your true agenda. Drumgold’s cunning was swamped by his arrogance: he thought his side would defend him whatever he did.

Alas, his hubris made his arrogance indefensible. So his minions in the public service – gagging from the vomit Drumgold put in their mouths – threw him to the wolves of democracy.

The Drumgolds of this world thrive only in arse-licking autocracies like the Soviet Union.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 5:56 pm

The Drumgolds of this world thrive only in arse-licking autocracies like the Soviet Union.

A man before his time?

Give it five years.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 5:58 pm

You can’t accuse Howard of being dickless.

I didn’t. Read the fine print head prefect: I said he had tiny testicles and dick. The guy signed us up to globall warming, got rid of our guns, persuaded turdball to stay and did nothing about the abc when he had thumping majorities in both houses. He’s got a white picket up his arse.

My hands are adroit and powerful, equipped to rapidly turn Affidavits or thump recalcitrants in the gob, as circumstances demand.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 5:59 pm

DPP Shane Drumgold resigns in wake of misconduct findings

Give a clap to Janet Albrechtsen at the Oz who, in my opinion, was a major, or the major factor in bringing down this douchebag. She was absolutely tireless.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 6:04 pm

He said he had hoped the inquiry would investigate systemic failings in the ACT criminal justice system that stymied sexual violence prosecutions.

In other words he’s horrified that anyone would object to him pressing his thumb on the scale.

Tom
Tom
August 6, 2023 6:04 pm

Give a clap to Janet Albrechtsen at the Oz who, in my opinion, was a major, or the major factor in bringing down this douchebag. She was absolutely tireless.

Yep. A political activist who was forced to be a journalist because the journalism profession — blinded by ideology — refused to do its job.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 6:05 pm

The guy signed us up to globall warming, got rid of our guns, persuaded turdball to stay and did nothing about the abc when he had thumping majorities in both houses. He’s got a white picket up his arse.

Yeah, Harry Hindsight is always 100% right. He held back as much as he could on the issue of gerbil warming and a small nation like ours can’t go its own way. Howard always claimed he would do nothing unless the rest of the world moved. Australia can’t hold out if the rest of the world and especially our most important ally is moving in that direction. Only the US can throw the kitchen sink at Gerbiling and Trump did. The EU threatened to penalize the US and Trump threatened them back. We can’t. We would be penalized.

He screwed up on the gun issue.

He should have done more about the ABC.

However, on the economy side, he was very decent.

My hands are adroit and powerful, equipped to rapidly turn Affidavits or thump recalcitrants in the gob, as circumstances demand.

Not according to that study.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 6:11 pm

“The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness. It has deprived the ACT Government of the opportunity of considering my conduct objectively.”

I don’t see how the report being in the public domain makes any difference to the government’s having the opportunity to consider Drumgold’s behaviour ‘objectively’.
It did deprive them of the opportunity to redact or otherwise whitewash the report.
I too am mildly amused by the sudden interest in “procedural fairness’.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2023 6:12 pm

The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness. It has deprived the ACT Government of the opportunity of considering my conduct objectively.

First, the irony is so delicious it deserves a Chateau d’Yquem and a late mild summer evening.

Second, the ACT Shire Council are seeing the same thing as was leaked. Not an unjustifiable spin. Can’t the councillors still view the report objectively?

Third, what are the guidelines for delaying the release of inquiry reports considering the inquiry has already identified all people publicly. This is a summary and conclusions, not an internal investigation.

Drumkopf’s resignation is interesting. I wonder if his being now an outsider adds legal layers to the information he can be expected to give up – whilst still an employee there would be internal processes giving access to him and his info, but as an outsider there will be additional legal steps – all leading to delay and obfuscation.

I do not for a minute believe he has been cut adrift. He is an insider who cannot be simply cut off given what he may know or represent. But he has moved from one legal milieu to another.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 6:16 pm

““The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness. It has deprived the ACT Government of the opportunity of considering my conduct objectively.””

I’ve just gotten up after falling off my chair laughing.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 6:22 pm

“The pre-emptive release of the report to the media has denied me procedural fairness. It has deprived the ACT Government of the opportunity of considering my conduct objectively.”

He’s the victim now. The report’s finding’s were never going to change one iota. He illegalities and unprofessional conduct couldn’t be rolled back. What”s the big deal about making the report public.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 6:24 pm

You were socked in the face by chutzpah, Cassie.

Fortunately so poorly delivered it hit your funny bone instead.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 6:25 pm

“me procedural fairness”

Ah yes, something he was more than happy to deny Bruce Lehrmann.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 6:27 pm

Not according to that study.

The exception proves the rule. Anyway that study was only of trannie lawyers. Read the fine print.

In SA the EFF calling for the killing of whitie. The race war is revving up. The problem isn’t the black folk venting towards whitie but the white dickheads revving up the black guys.

In SA they’re killing off the white farmers at a rapid rate. That worked well for darkie in Rhodesia,

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 6:30 pm

“You were socked in the face by chutzpah, Cassie.”

Yep, someone with a lot of “chutzpah” isn’t exactly someone you want around you. It actually means “cheek or audacity”. Dumgold has a lot of cheek.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 6:32 pm

In SA the EFF calling for the killing of whitie. The race war is revving up. The problem isn’t the black folk venting towards whitie but the white dickheads revving up the black guys.

It’s a big problem.

In SA they’re killing off the white farmers at a rapid rate. That worked well for darkie in Rhodesia,

Whites need to get the f.. out of Dodge presto.

calli
calli
August 6, 2023 6:33 pm

Dumgold has a lot of cheek.

Quite so. Aim’s a bit “off” though.

He identifies as indigenous. When he chucked the bendy stick, he forgot to duck.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 6:34 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Aug 6, 2023 6:25 PM

“me procedural fairness”

Ah yes, something he was more than happy to deny Bruce Lehrmann.
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cohenite

Whack.

I wonder if Brucey can also sue Drambuie personally?

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 6:34 pm

I hope the Canberra Shire Council can dig deep and objectively pay out several million dollars in compensation to Lehrmann
I also hope they can objectively review all previous cases Drumgold was involved in.
I hope they can objectively instruct the ODPP that it never okay to break the law to obtain a conviction.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2023 6:34 pm

I congratulate Shane Drumgold as he replaces Katy Gallagher as the Senator for the ACT in the upcoming double-dissolution election.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 6, 2023 6:36 pm

Keep the elites’ feet to the fire Pauline!

As Outsiders pointed out today, Pauline has done a superb job this week in three different arenas.

BTW, what’s happened to Mark Latham? We haven’t heard from him as a One Nation man recently.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 6:38 pm

Dot
Aug 6, 2023 6:34 PM

I congratulate Shane Drumgold as he replaces Katy Gallagher as the Senator for the ACT in the upcoming double-dissolution election.

No biggie. if it’s exorbitant the residents will be made whole through the next APS cost of living adjustment passed by the Liar’s Party. The taxpayer is going to have to fork it over to Brucey.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 6:43 pm

Speaking of small hands and trannies:

A transgender woman rugby player in Canada who identifies as non-binary was named ‘men’s hardest hitter’ just last year according to her former team’s Facebook page.

Ash Davis was awarded the ‘hardest hitter’ during the 2022 Senior Awards Banquet. A Facebook post from Fergus Highlands RFC from December, 2022, shows Davis wearing a blue dress in the graphic naming him ‘Men’s Hardest Hitter.’

Davis was reportedly removed from a match in June after allegedly injuring three female competitors.

According to the governing body’s guidebook, rugby players in Canada “should be able to participate as the gender with which they identify and not be subject to requirements for disclosure of personal information beyond those required of cisgender athletes.”

Rugby Canada adopted the policy in 2019.

“A veteran female rugby player, who plays for the Stoney Creek Camels senior women’s team, said she was hit so hard by Davis in a recent game, it felt like a man delivering the tackle,” The Toronto Sun reported.

“But this player for the Fergus Highlanders Senior women’s Rugby team is considered a transitioning person — from male to female — and was cleared to compete in the women’s league.”

This transgender player, now known as Ash is said to have registered as a non-binary person who identifies as female and weighs up to 220 pounds.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
August 6, 2023 6:48 pm

Latham has a new squeeze. You don’t matter any more.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 6:52 pm

“Give a clap to Janet Albrechtsen at the Oz who, in my opinion, was a major, or the major factor in bringing down this douchebag. She was absolutely tireless.”

Yes. Just compare Janet’s journalism to Tubby Maiden’s excrement at news.com.auu. I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ll mention is again…Janet A is a trained lawyer, and she practised law at a major Oz law firm. She also has a Master of Laws.

miltonf
miltonf
August 6, 2023 6:59 pm

Yes JA and many others have done a great job. Very brave and tenacious to stand up against the zeitgeist.

miltonf
miltonf
August 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Also gave us all a good insight into the festering boil that is canbra.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Janet A is a trained lawyer, and she practised law at a major Oz law firm.

She was a friend of mine’s junior lawyer at the major firm.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 7:08 pm

I stayed with my mother last night. She’s okay, not doing great, she’s physically and emotionally exhausted. I cooked her a three onion quiche (I love making pastry, and the quiche was filled with a combo of leeks, French shallots and brown onion, all simmered beforehand in a lot of butter). I served it with a nice green salad, and we had also shared a nice SA Riesling. Maybe it’s because of her emotional state, but she unleashed at the dinner table about the state of this country, and she says it started with Rudd’s election in 2007. She’s right.

But JC is also right, the truth is that we had it good under Howard and Costello, and that all came to an end in 2007. We’ve now had almost sixteen years of disastrous government. The damage done in the six years of Rudd and Gillard was enormous, and then we had nine years of a do nothing Coalition government, a government that did little to unwind any of the disastrous Rudd/Gillard policies, and yes, they did fix the borders and so on and but they did nothing about education, particularly the curriculum policies introduced by Gillard, and they did almost little to curb the climate hysteria….and now it’s too late. I’m not saying Howard was perfect, but you know what? I’d happily have Howard installed as PM tomorrow over that grotesque lying peasant that is currently PM of this country.

Anyway, after dinner I cheered her up. We sat and watched all four episodes of Muster Dogs, which is now on Netflix. My mother adores dogs, she grew up with kelpies and cattle dogs. Mum’s Burmese Cat sat perched on her lap watching the series too. It was nice seeing Mum smile, sometimes it takes those beautiful and majestic creatures called canines to put a smile on our faces. They are are our best friends.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2023 7:10 pm

“She was a friend of mine’s junior lawyer at the major firm.”

Yep. She’s a smart cookie.

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 7:10 pm

cohenite
Aug 6, 2023 6:43 PM

Speaking of small hands and trannies:

Cronkite, this is the problem I find with all this. It’s the sheilas who ought to stand up and refuse to play with a trannie. It’s not our problem. It’s the sheila sporting codes.

If a sheila accedes to fight a bloke posing as a woman and ends up getting the living shit punched and kicked out of her, then she is the one to accept the consequences. One sheila, recently had her skull cracked from a punch to the head as a result of getting into a match up with a pretend sheila.

Let them sort this shit out for themselves. We had a generation of feminist sheilas telling us not to interfere in their lives, moved laws against men and added to the hate white male culture on the left. Now let them sort it out.

Rosie
Rosie
August 6, 2023 7:12 pm

Drumgold went on leave in the middle of May, he knew, and no doubt the ACT government knew then that his position was untenable.
I bet there’s been substantial negotiations going on for several weeks.

MatrixTransform
August 6, 2023 7:13 pm

My parents came here and made a life for themselves.

… sounds like one of those “lived-experience” wanks to me

JC
JC
August 6, 2023 7:14 pm

I stayed with my mother last night. She’s okay, not doing great, she’s physically and emotionally exhausted. I cooked her a three onion quiche (I love making pastry, and the quiche was filled with a combo of leeks, French shallots and brown onion, all simmered beforehand in a lot of butter). I served it with a nice green salad, and we had also shared a nice SA Riesling. Maybe it’s because of her emotional state, but she unleashed at the dinner table about the state of this country, and she says it started with Rudd’s election in 2007. She’s right.

A big part of the Western world is currently going through a period of massively incompetent leadership. It’s never been so bad. It will get better though.

cohenite
August 6, 2023 7:20 pm

BTW, what’s happened to Mark Latham? We haven’t heard from him as a One Nation man recently.

He’s been overseas with his new squeeze. Give the bloke a chance. He has resumed his Thursday interviews with Brent Bultitude at 1.30PM on 2SM.

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