Open Thread – Weekend 9 Sept 2023


The road of Versailles, Camille Pissarro, 1870

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Miltonf
Miltonf
September 10, 2023 3:17 pm

I see the obnoxious old twat is spewing his venom again. Why don’t you piss off.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 3:22 pm

Dover at 11:48.
You don’t need to drill into the data.
The histogram tells you everything you need to know.
The “Yes” campaign is screwed everywhere.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
September 10, 2023 3:23 pm

Magpies Brayden Maynard sent straight to the tribunal by Laura Kane – Executive General Manager of Football.
Most ex-player commentators thought it was an unfortunate incident but it was in play and not avoidable due to the pace of the game.

After completing a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Ms Kane worked for a law firm representing victims in the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child abuse, before taking up her role at North Melbourne. Kane also has experience in community football leadership, having served as President of the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club.

The ladies will ruin every sport they administer. They cannot help themselves.

The ‘Speccie’ mark into the back of an opponent, which has a lot more deliberate intent, could be next if the ‘ladder’ gets injured or concussed. I hope not.

areff
areff
September 10, 2023 3:27 pm

To be fair, the RN spider show is very interesting. Were it not for the fleeting feminist idiocy it’s exactly what the national broadcaster should be doing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 3:34 pm

ABC presenter Leigh Sales said she has concerns about activism journalism in the media industry

From the Oz.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 3:34 pm

Fatty Phil claims he was besties with Assange? It’s bullshit. Meeting the guy doesn’t make you a bestie. But the funny part of the column was that the obese lardball was refused entry to the US.

<blockquote>I fear for my dear friend, Julian Assange

I was introduced to Julian Assange years before WikiLeaks, when he was just a young computer hacker blowing electric raspberries at the authorities. To borrow from Monty Python, he wasn’t the Messiah, he was just a very naughty boy. Eccentric, yes. Perhaps “on the spectrum”. But I liked him immediately – and a lot.

So when a few years later Julian told me of his idea for WikiLeaks – a “freedom of information” service on a global scale – and asked me to be the Australian representative on its grand sounding International Advisory Board, I was honoured to accept. Though let the record show the Board has never met, either in reality or virtually. Neither has Julian ever sought my advice.

The only consequence for my association with WikiLeaks was the Trump government’s refusal to grant me a visa to the US. But the consequences for Julian? Never-ending incarceration and torture.

LOL, is that true, the useless whale was refused a US visa?

hahahaha

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 3:35 pm

Whoops, missed the quotes.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
September 10, 2023 3:36 pm

at the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century, thousands of Italians migrated to Scotland

Why they did this remains a mystery …

No mystery for the emigres who came to Australia and established New Italy near Ballina. The journey of those people is a horror tale in the telling, they left Italy for what they were promised was Paradise in the Pacific only to sail into hell. And the reason they left Italy? They were abjectly poor and starving.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 3:40 pm

I guess time will tell indeed in the land of unintended consequences.

Welcome to the 32% Feral LayBore Guv’ment. 2025 cannot come soon enough.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 3:45 pm

at the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century, thousands of Italians migrated to Scotland

Living and working in Glasgow in 1990/1991 when we took a year off to live with the Outlaws there (I married a Scottish lass in Australia), it was very entertaining to go to an Italian or Indian Eating Place and to hear every one talking like Billy Connolly (without the ‘f’ words of course).

Vicki
Vicki
September 10, 2023 3:46 pm

To borrow from Monty Python, he wasn’t the Messiah, he was just a very naughty boy. Eccentric, yes. Perhaps “on the spectrum”. But I liked him immediately – and a lot.

Can’t claim to have any acquaintance with him except for his media exposure – which is pretty far reaching. From that distance or extent of knowledge (or whatever you like to call it) I don’t find him a praiseworthy individual. Obviously eccentric, casual about responsibility to other people, has elevated opinion of his own worth. He is doesn’t have any of that on his own.

However, I do have a fixed opinion on exposure of information about the operations of our fighting forces – whatever you may think of the overall strategy employed by their masters.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 10, 2023 3:50 pm

Yes, 37: No, 61.
I’m relishing the thought that I can drop a disappointed, yet righteous, meme into conversation with the pinkos in my life-
“Wow, it’s sad that one in three Australians actually voted for apartheid… probably the same redneck one in three who voted against Marriage Equality.”

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 3:51 pm

ABC presenter Leigh Sales said she has concerns about activism journalism in the media industry

Wot’ is activism journalism? Surely journalism is journalism without any uvver’ ‘isms’. Just do yer’ job and leave yer’ opinions at the front door.

Report the News and don’t make it up or give yer’ opinions. Got that? Right. Onwards and Upwards. FFS.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 3:53 pm

Tint

Why was it a horror tale? It was easy to find jobs in the 50s and most of the 60s. You could start a business easily and housing was affordable.

The “horror” would have been that the place would’ve been really freaking boring: after working hours there wasn’t much to do. Even pubs closed at 6 pm. But life wasn’t hell materially. It was damned good.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 3:57 pm

Wally Dalí
Sep 10, 2023 3:50 PM
Yes, 37: No, 61.
I’m relishing the thought that I can drop a disappointed, yet righteous, meme into conversation with the pinkos in my life-
“Wow, it’s sad that one in three Australians actually voted for apartheid… probably the same redneck one in three who voted against Marriage Equality.”

And on that note, the same one in three Voters who voted for a ‘Commie’ Red Feral Guv’ment who are out to destroy Australia asap.

And then get a Lifetime Pension after they are booted out in 2025 as a reward for wrecking the Joint. FFS.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 4:01 pm

Interesting. I’m sure most dudes had never thought about it. Yahoo News is reporting there are nine types of females boobs.

There are nine different types of boobs – so which do you have?

Tom
Tom
September 10, 2023 4:07 pm

Now the AFL season is all but over, I’m surfing pay TV for stuff to watch in place of the footy (which most weekends for the past six months has been on as background noise) and I’ve stumbled on a BBC doco on Cuba’s market reforms forced on the socialist kingdom by the bankruptcy of its communist government.

I discern from references to the liberalisation of air services from the USA that the doco dates from the 2008-2016 Obama regime, which gave US airlines permission to re-establish flights to Havana.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, which used to provide generous supply contracts to the Cuban sugar industry, the government can no longer afford state control of the economy and has had to slash its public payroll by around 20%.

The government has been forced to green-light reforms that, for example, allow citizens to buy and sell property – which created an instant booming real estate market – and to establish small businesses independent of the government.

The BBC doco, by Pommy journo Simon Reeve, was made before the current woke revolution which has gripped government organisations in the UK and elsewhere and is therefore relatively free of the Soviet-style censorship now rampant in the West.

A good watch if you see it pop up again on channels like BBC Earth (Foxtel channel 134).

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 10, 2023 4:07 pm

Welcome to the 32% Feral LayBore Guv’ment. 2025 cannot come soon enough.

The risk is the 18-35 vote moving in with the Greens – and a fresh Hell opening up.

Vicki
Vicki
September 10, 2023 4:11 pm

the lamb shoulder is in the oven
lamb, prunes, onion, carrot, garlic, fennel seed, sumac, oregano and vegetable stock.
only 5 hours to go

I am so impressed by the efforts of some master chefs on this blog. I have been a keen cook in days past. Can especially recall those dinner parties of a few decades ago when we even had little menus for guests on the place cards!

For me, those days are gone, and although I love guests at the farm, the cooking part is the least anticipated.Mind you, I am also pretty beat at the end of the day after a fair amount of physical work. Boringly, I tend to concentrate on nutritious food for the two of us – especially since Covid when a healthy immune system assumed huge importance. Still – husband seems impressed with the fare he is presented with – so that is good. Eggs, and a few veggies all come via the farm. But we eat other people’s cows!

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 4:19 pm

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, which used to provide generous supply contracts to the Cuban sugar industry, the government can no longer afford state control of the economy and has had to slash its public payroll by around 20%.

“The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

? Margaret Thatcher

How so very, very true.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2023 4:22 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Sep 10, 2023 3:34 PM
ABC presenter Leigh Sales said she has concerns about activism journalism in the media industry

LOL. Pot, meet the entire comments of the Kitchen Shop. Less self-awareness than mUnty.

Rosie
Rosie
September 10, 2023 4:23 pm

My Italian in-law’s family seemed to have all disembarked and started working at the Ford factory the next morning, and then started buying houses.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 4:25 pm

Palmer launches court bid to force AEC to count ‘X’ as ‘No’ in Voice vote.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2023 4:25 pm

However, I do have a fixed opinion on exposure of information about the operations of our fighting forces – whatever you may think of the overall strategy employed by their masters

He exposed US forces killing civilians in Afghanistan willy nilly.
And as per the reporting of Taibbi, Greenwald, Mate, Blumenthal, reports that he endangered US forces or US assets in Afghanistan were total garbage.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 4:26 pm

? Margaret Thatcher

Indeed.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 10, 2023 4:26 pm

ABC presenter Leigh Sales said she has concerns about activism journalism in the media industry

We all do Leigh. Welcome to the club.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
September 10, 2023 4:30 pm

Why was it a horror tale? It was easy to find jobs in the 50s and most of the 60s. You could start a business easily and housing was affordable.

New Italy was established in the 1880s, not post WWII.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
September 10, 2023 4:32 pm

Tint

Why was it a horror tale? It was easy to find jobs in the 50s and most of the 60s. You could start a business easily and housing was affordable.

JC it wasn’t the 1950-60s to which I was referring it was the 1880s — the history is here — when I first visited the Veneto region in 2008 we stayed in an agri-turismo owned by a relative – on the coffee table was a Italian book recording the terrible journey of those desperate Italians duped by the Marquis De Rays the century before — I’d heard of it but the book was a blow-by-blow of the horror —- of the 340 Italians who embarked on the initial journey only 214 or so survived to make it to Australia — it was a disastro! but thank heavens for Henry Parkes — those Italians ended up in Northern NSW and made a fine fist of the circumstances once given the chance to thrive.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 4:33 pm

There are nine different types of boobs – so which do you have?

Ask MontyPox Virus and Head Case or Struth. I’m sure that they will let you know.

Apparently, there are big tits, small tits, nice tits, average tits, blue tits. great tits and many other tits who post on this Blog.

Maybe you need a trip down Mammary Lane or are you a tit as well?

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 4:35 pm

Oh, thanks, Tint and Rugby.

It was a horror tale then. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 4:36 pm

Daily Mail. Peak stupidity, anyone?

Transgender man who gave birth to TWO children with his trans wife opens up about their brutal struggle to conceive – and the bitter hate he faced while pregnant with his kids

Syven, a transgender man, conceived both his children naturally
The trans couple are now parents to Prophet, one, and one-month-old Wynter
They tell critics to keep their opinions to themselves and mind their business

Rosie
Rosie
September 10, 2023 4:37 pm

There are a few little Catholic churches in Kyoto, the one we visited this morning was St Viatur’s, a saint with whom I was not familiar, the Lyon based religious order named for him arrived in Japan from France in 1948 to help with rebuilding Japan in the post war period.
Now , as in many French parishes, the priest is African. Though I think his first language is actually English.
It’s not so hard to follow along, in a broad sense, in Japanese, some words used are Latin like ‘Ave Maria’ and as a kindness an English language pamphlet of the days readings are available for visitors in the narthex.
Rambling afterwards like Australia there is much casual dressing (not tracking dak casual though) in the midtown Kyoto streets but also quite a few young ladies sporting kimonos with toe socks and wooden thongs on their feet, they look lovely.
Lots of pretty dresses and some in formal wear too. Quite a few women, young and old, wear long fingerless gloves, I’m guessing to avoid getting tanned arms.
Still waiting for autumn weather.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 10, 2023 4:39 pm

New Italy was established in the 1880s,

Italy itself was newly established only in 1860.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 4:41 pm

Clive Palmer launches legal bid to force Australian Electoral Commission to count Voice ‘crosses’ as ‘no’ vot
Tim Clarke
The West Australian
Sun, 10 September 2023 11:54AM

Billionaire hobby litigant Clive Palmer will be back in his favourite court later this month, after launching a legal bid to force the Australian Electoral Commission to count crosses as a ‘no’ vote in the upcoming Voice referendum.

Late last week, Palmer — along with United Australia Party Senator Ralph Babet — lobbed in papers to the Federal Court requesting an urgent court challenge, with the national referendum vote due to be held on October 14.

The proposal, which will come before the court for a first hearing on September 20, reportedly seeks a Federal Court declaration that “effect shall be given to any ballot papers containing a cross (“X”) written alone in the space provided, by treating such ballot papers as clearly demonstrating the voter’s intention that he or she does not approve the proposed law”.

The challenge comes after No campaigners — including Opposition Leader Peter Dutton — claimed that the Yes campaign could get an unfair advantage if crosses were not counted as a No vote.

But the AEC has repeatedly said that the votes should consist of writing either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on the ballot paper.

On the question of using a tick or a cross, they are also clear.

“Please don’t,” they state.

“The issue with a cross is that on many forms people in Australia use in daily life, and in some other languages, a cross represents a ‘check mark’ indicating yes – it is therefore open to interpretation whether the cross denotes approval or disapproval.

“A clear ‘tick’ can be interpreted as denoting approval for the proposal.

“Don’t leave your vote up to chance or to be potentially questioned. Make your vote count.”

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 4:42 pm

This weekend’s Barron’s

I’ll put it in reverse order as it was written for emphasis.

A Venture Capital Pioneer Sizes Up Today’s Market

He wrote a book about life and how to handle stuff. His name is: Alan Patricof

What is your best advice for others contemplating a third act in business, or life?

Try to become a multidimensional person. I completed the New York City Marathon last year, and went to Burning Man. The message of my book is, create an interesting life for yourself. Do more than look at balance sheets all day, or spreadsheets, or legal briefs. And this advice applies to younger people, too.

Now let’s head back to the top of the interview article.

Alan Patricof has a Rolodex as big as Manhattan, and all the movers and shakers are in it. That’s what happens when you spend nearly all of your 88 years in New York, and more than 50 in the investment business.

He’s 88 and does the NYC Marathon which is just over 42 k

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
September 10, 2023 4:49 pm

Italy itself was newly established only in 1860.

Yes indeed Mother Lode — sadly hunger and want in Italy unified or not was devastating, just like it was in so many parts of the world. Having recently visited relatives in Nothern NSW from whence I came what my cousins imparted to me were devastating stories of brutality and poverty — it was very sad and sobering. I urged them all to write down or record their memories because just like my parents and theirs, they’ll be gone too one day and the histories of our various families and how they came to be here and the hardships and challenges they overcame will be gone too.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 4:50 pm

Transgender man who gave birth to TWO children with his trans wife opens up about their brutal struggle to conceive – and the bitter hate he faced while pregnant with his kids

Syven, a transgender man, conceived both his children naturally
The trans couple are now parents to Prophet, one, and one-month-old Wynter
They tell critics to keep their opinions to themselves and mind their business

Meanwhile millions of people die every day through Famine, others die when a volcano goes off or an earthquake happens and lots of people try to recue a Yank stuck down a big hole in Turkey.

Crazy mixed up World or what?

Beam me up Scottie…………………………..

Vicki
Vicki
September 10, 2023 4:55 pm

Transgender man who gave birth to TWO children with his trans wife opens up about their brutal struggle to conceive – and the bitter hate he faced while pregnant with his kids Syven, a transgender man, conceived both his children naturally
The trans couple are now parents to Prophet, one, and one-month-old Wynter
They tell critics to keep their opinions to themselves and mind their business

The decline of western civilisation in a vignette.

Vicki
Vicki
September 10, 2023 4:59 pm

The earthquake in Morocco is heartrending. I understand the epicentre is in the high Atlas mountains. We stayed in a wonderful guesthouse in Dades Gorge in, I think, 2007. It was amazingly engineered into the side of the canyon. I imagine it is just rubble today.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 10, 2023 5:00 pm

Yes rally in Hobart draws 100 people…

A ‘No’ vote in the upcoming Voice referendum, to be held on October 14, would mean that Australia has decided to accept the permanent disadvantage of its Aboriginal people, a palawa elder has told a rally on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

Rodney Dillon, chairman of the Aboriginal Heritage Council and co-founder of the Tasmanian Regional Aboriginal Communities Alliance, addressed a crowd of about 100 at the Yes23 Franklin Referendum Campaign Launch at Rosny Park’s Kangaroo Bay Parklands on Sunday.

Mercury

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 5:01 pm

The decline of western civilisation in a vignette.

Indeed!

MatrixTransform
September 10, 2023 5:03 pm

Where are the Spuds?

choice of cars is … fettuccine … and add a gremolata of fresh parsley, lemon rind and pecorino

and for vicki … this seriously takes all of 15 minutes to get in the oven.

falls off the bone and then you reduce what’s left in the pot by half until its a gummy jus

panna cotta for dessert

…just kidding, I’ll have a whisky

MatrixTransform
September 10, 2023 5:04 pm

*carbs

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:04 pm

the types of breasts are incredibly varied between women and non-binary people with breasts

Tells you all you need to know about that 9 breast types article.

Real women who have grown up with their breasts know their shape and size intuitively and from experiments with bra sizes and types. They know that there is considerable variability due to different types of basic frames and genes. Breasts are also bigger when you are breast-feeding. HRT can keep them plumped post-menopause, otherwise they tend to drop and slacken then. Real women’s nipples can be from dark brown to light pink, some are large and some are small. The only breasts type you don’t see in nature on that list is the first one, the total round ones stuck onto a thin chest – these are cosmetic inserts worn by non-binaries (so natch they are number one on the list) plus Cohenite’s Owls and porn stars (same).

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:08 pm

Transgender man who gave birth to TWO children with his trans wife opens up about their brutal struggle to conceive

Not surprising. They were doing it the wrong way round.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
September 10, 2023 5:12 pm

Even pubs closed at 6 pm.

Not in the two largest states.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 5:12 pm

“Transgender man who gave birth to TWO children with his trans wife opens up about their brutal struggle to conceive – and the bitter hate he faced while pregnant with his kids”

Firstly, this is neither normal, not right. This is an affront, an abomination, to both man and nature.

Secondly, the collapse of western civilization continues unabated.

Finally, the winner of this societal collapse will be Islam, and then the transgender man and his trans wife will be dealt with accordingly. I will shed no tears when that happens.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
September 10, 2023 5:14 pm

Clive Palmer launches legal bid to force Australian Electoral Commission to count Voice ‘crosses’ as ‘no’ vote

Clive Palmer once again does the heavy lifting that the SFL’s should have been doing.

Pogria
Pogria
September 10, 2023 5:14 pm

Oh noes! The Grampian Nazis are infiltrating the Australian Military.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12500441/Neo-Nazis-attempting-infiltrate-Australian-Defence-Force.html

This time there are photos to prove they exist. Funny thing, they look awfully like the black clad Nazis that invaded the Posie Parker Rally.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 5:14 pm

We develop ever-smarter tech for an ever-more-stupid population

Indeed areff, but deep fried Mars Bars Fettucine, Squire.

Yumans are nothing if not inventive. 🙂

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 10, 2023 5:14 pm

Spuds are not a good source of carbohydrate.
Eat them for minerals and vitamins, and also because they taste better than any “carb” you can think of, and you can prep them in infinitely more ways that any “carb”, which let’s face it are basically all boiled grains.
Don’t make me downtick you, MT. I ferkin will, you too Lizzie.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 5:15 pm

Poor destitute Italians went to Scotland for economic opportunities, just as destitute Jews and Irish also went to Scotland for economic reasons.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:15 pm

The trans couple are now parents to Prophet, one, and one-month-old Wynter

Hard to say with those genderless names, but I hope these kids are both males. If a born to this couple, any female child will likely have some serious menstrual and other problems in normal development as a female due to having had a hefty dosing of testosterone in its mother’s womb as she pretended to be a man and took damaging male hormones. Even if male, this hormonal dosing during pregnancy could have had unwanted developmental effects. This is child abuse.

We put warning signs on a bottle of wine, but not on crazy mums growing a beard.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:15 pm

MatrixTransform
Sep 10, 2023 5:04 PM
*carbs

Roast spuds surely wiv’ this cooler weather and wiv’ the lamb.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 5:16 pm

“Clive Palmer once again does the heavy lifting that the SFL’s should have been doing.”

Yep.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 5:16 pm

Spuds are not a good source of carbohydrate

But they can be mightee tastee if laden with butter, salt and chili sauce 🙂

Full steam ahead and not giving a rodent’s about the chostelloroll!

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 5:17 pm

“This is child abuse.”

Correct, Lizzie.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:18 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Sep 10, 2023 5:15 PM
Poor destitute Italians went to Scotland for economic opportunities, just as destitute Jews and Irish also went to Scotland for economic reasons.

And a lot of the poor Scots went to Canada, the USA, Australia and the South Island of NZ.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 5:22 pm

Italian people have been a gift to many countries….to Australia, the US, Canada, Argentina, Uruquay, Scotland, England, Wales, Brazil etc.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 5:23 pm

H B Bear

Sep 10, 2023 12:01 PM

The one thing they can’t kill is the Australian public’s bulls**t detector.

Reading the Weekend Paywallian 24 of 25 Liar refendum proposals have failed. I would definitely have this one in my weekend multi.

Not a value bet.
It will be shorter than Black Caviar at the Hanging Rock picnic meeting.

RuthM
RuthM
September 10, 2023 5:23 pm

Thought gremolara was parsley, lemon rind, garlic?

Rabz
September 10, 2023 5:24 pm

Poor destitute Italians

(in best robot voice) “This does not compute, I tells ya” 😕

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:28 pm

Don’t make me downtick you, MT. I ferkin will, you too Lizzie.

Wally, wot have I done now? Here I am quaking in me dainty little slippers about de downtiks. Not. But I do object to mouth-breathers using them to brutalise possibly less robust folk.

They are turning this august blogue in a ngah, ngah, ngah schoolyard.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:29 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Sep 10, 2023 5:22 PM
Italian people have been a gift to many countries….to Australia, the US, Canada, Argentina, Uruquay, Scotland, England, Wales, Brazil etc.

And the Romans were welcomed everywhere that they went.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7HmhrgTuQ

Rabz
September 10, 2023 5:31 pm

Italian peoples

Nominally one, although ultimately, I’m as “Italian as Sushi”*.

My ol’ man was a Cap’n in the Australian Army in WW2. He was born here, his mother was born here, but his father was born in Torino.

Which is why I’m a Juve supporter …

*Thanks, Pancho.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:32 pm

Good to see we have at least one robust supporter of bearded testosterone-fuelled women in the labour ward. Bugger the little children who suffer for it, eh, downticker to my critique of this?

Bugger you, is my response. And bugger off.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:33 pm

Don’t make me downtick you, MT. I ferkin will, you too Lizzie.

You need to go to Spec Savers.

They are thumbs and not ticks.

cohenite
September 10, 2023 5:36 pm

Apparently quantum physics proves queerness is real:

Quantum Physics is Gay

This is end of times stuff. Western society has been so successful in quarantining natural selection that diseased people who would have been eradicated by nature have prospered and are now destroying the society which nurtures their unnaturalness.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:36 pm

It wasn’t me who put up the commenting congratulating Old Ozzie on being OK, btw. I just saw it and thought it was outrageous, and said so.

As I will continue to say about all such misuse of what might have been a good idea, ie. the downtick black hand, until the mouth-breathers moved in on it.

Let’s hope they/ze/zay or it settles down soon.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:38 pm

to clarify, it was outrageous because a kind comment made by a well-wisher who was not me received a hideous number of ‘get out of here’ downticks. If it was me well-wishing at getting downticked, well, as everyone knows, it comes with the territory for me. I am personally vaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxed against it.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 5:41 pm

Driller stop responding to my comments and just piss off. Go clean the motel pool you disgusting slob.

If you don’t, the blog owner will forced it. There’s no purpose to talking to you as you’re a filthy lying Wolfgang with nothing to contribute. Seriously, just F off.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 5:43 pm

The only Iggy Pop song I wish to admire is Candy with that woman from the B52s

The womanage in question would be the mighty Kate Pierson.

As opposed to Cindy Wilson, who was also a stunner in her day … 🙂

cohenite
September 10, 2023 5:44 pm

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JC
Sep 10, 2023 4:01 PM
Interesting. I’m sure most dudes had never thought about it. Yahoo News is reporting there are nine types of females boobs.

There are nine different types of boobs – so which do you have?

Outstanding post head prefect. I will put up cute owls for the rest of the evening so the assembled throng can debate their tits.

Cute owl: what sort of tits does she have.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 10, 2023 5:45 pm

Did someone say duck fat roast potato?

If not, why not?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:45 pm

well-wishing and getting downticked – not at

Now I have some forms to fill in for someone who isn’t capable of filling them in for themselves. After that, Hairy will be cooking his Sunday roast and I am on stand by for cookery advisory. At least I am proving better than the internet for it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 10, 2023 5:46 pm

Clive Palmer launches legal bid to force Australian Electoral Commission to count Voice ‘crosses’ as ‘no’ vote

Fat Clive must be due for a win. Will this be the one?

Pogria
Pogria
September 10, 2023 5:46 pm

I am looking forward to this. Still have some years to go, but I have already put a few of these into practise. 😀

Twelve Commandments for Seniors.

cohenite
September 10, 2023 5:46 pm

And here’s Jacinta; one of the truly great women; regardless of what sort of tits she has:

Jacinta Price declines opportunity to back Peter Dutton’s second referendum

Dudden, on the other hand has a mammary for a head.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 5:48 pm

Cute owl: what sort of tits does she have.

Fake ones.

Next.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:50 pm

JC
Sep 10, 2023 5:41 PM

More abuse from the resident small tit or maybe a big tit – so obtuse. Who thinks that he/she/it owns this Blog. LOL.

Hey, ‘Jer Cough Cretin’. Take the ‘l’ out of the word Blog and you can have yer’ own Bog. Stick yer’ ead’ down yer’ Bog and pull the chain. FFS. STFU.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 5:53 pm

Twelve Commandments for Seniors.

Love #3!

I know a bloke around here, who has a T-shirt, proclaiming him a “Grumpy Old Man.”

His grandchildren gave it to him…

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 5:57 pm

Pogria
Sep 10, 2023 5:46 PM
I am looking forward to this. Still have some years to go, but I have already put a few of these into practise. ?

Twelve Commandments for Seniors.

Try the word ‘practice’ or did you never go to School and learn to spell?

Who is doing all this down thumbing? Shock, horror. Maybe it’s the Seniors. LOL.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 5:59 pm

Give yourself 40 ticks, wodney. Then go hug the ladyboy because you’ve done something worthwhile.

Do you think we’re morons , you retarded garden gnome? Do you think people aren’t aware of your tick manipulation, you stupid limy wog.

There’s essentially two ways to go. Either people who can’t get along ignore each other or the blog owner forces it.
I’m not sure how that would work for some of you because that’s all you do.

Black Ball
Black Ball
September 10, 2023 5:59 pm

Bluddee hell this Knights v Raiders game is a ripper.

JMH
JMH
September 10, 2023 6:01 pm

It wasn’t me who put up the commenting congratulating Old Ozzie on being OK, btw. I just saw it and thought it was outrageous, and said so.

It was my comment. Why was it “outrageous”? I care about the welfare of decent commentators on this blog.

RuthM
RuthM
September 10, 2023 6:03 pm

Particularly liked #3 and #4 of the 12 Commandments!

Vicki
Vicki
September 10, 2023 6:04 pm

Jo Nova has an insightful comment on Vivak Ramaswarmy & useful further interview.

https://joannenova.com.au/2023/09/its-a-1775-moment-says-vivak-ramaswamy-but-the-deep-state-is-a-machine-we-are-up-against/

Rabz
September 10, 2023 6:04 pm

Fake ones

Which brings Miss Ellie‘s magnifique li’l cupcakes back into sharp relief. 🙂

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:06 pm

I urged them all to write down or record their memories because just like my parents and theirs, they’ll be gone too one day and the histories of our various families and how they came to be here and the hardships and challenges they overcame will be gone too.

yes, Tina, I hope our family website will have room for a lot of the past history of our Huguenot family and their flight from the C17th killing fields of Europe’s religious wars, their arrival in Britain for hard work draining the fens, a peasant revolt against them burning some alive, and fleeing to safety further down the eastern coast during a brutal Civil War. Then there are the stories of all the diaspora families in Australia and New Zealand, including the story of one great, great, great, great uncle who was transported to Tasmania and has left a huge clan there; the scallywag. The website can contain a lot of stories, written by many from their memories of earlier times, for the grandchildren of now. The internet has its uses for this sort of thing.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2023 6:06 pm

A ‘No’ vote in the upcoming Voice referendum, to be held on October 14, would mean that Australia has decided to accept the permanent the of its Aboriginal people, a palawa elder has told a rally on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

The faux original activists are determined that their zoo will continue to provide them with comfortable careers. P1ss the activists off, then push the ones in remote communities to join the modern world.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 10, 2023 6:12 pm

Ok, I’m going to wind my neck in, with apologies.
Lizzie, I’m remembering friendly sparring over the “spuds go to my waistline” meme.
Motherlode, decent spuds- new season- have their flavour steamrolled by heavy lipids, ie duck fat. By all means, go bonkers on old spuds, which will roast more spectacularlyer as they dehydrate.
Rabz- touche, mon confrere.
ps onetime member of Mother Mother Debra-Jean Creelman was an uncanny resemblance to Cindy Wilson, looks and vox.

JMH
JMH
September 10, 2023 6:12 pm

There’s essentially two ways to go. Either people who can’t get along ignore each other or the blog owner forces it.
I’m not sure how that would work for some of you because that’s all you do.

FFS. Anyone else smell a stench? The hypocrisy?

Got things to do. I won’t suspend myself in animation awaiting the vitriol that will pervade this blog because of this simple observation.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 6:15 pm

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has defended being absent during a crucial week of parliament and Voice campaigning.

Mr Albanese will return home on Monday morning after a whirlwind five day, three country trip where he attended the ASEAN, East Asia, and G20 summits; and squeezed in a side trip to Philippines.

While Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has acknowledged the importance of the meetings,

What’s wrong with WFH and doing it via Zoom?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 6:16 pm

The faux original activists are determined that their zoo will continue to provide them with comfortable careers. P1ss the activists off, then push the ones in remote communities to join the modern world.

Well said!

Anchor What
Anchor What
September 10, 2023 6:16 pm

The Bungonia Bee:
Linda Burney blames the growth of the No vote on Big Bad Banksia Men.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:16 pm

ooops, Tinta not Tina.

Also, Tinta, if you can email me a few suggestions for our northern Italy tour starting in a week’s time, or call me with them, Hairy will see if he can incorporate them into our road trip.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:19 pm

Ok, I’m going to wind my neck in, with apologies.

None needed, Wally. Friendly spar is great. Life’s blood of any blogue.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 6:20 pm

JC
Sep 10, 2023 5:59 PM

If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen.

You being paranoid about up thumbs and down bums says it all. You pathetic T.W.A.T.

Get back in the sand box and play with your Barbie’s and Kens.

And as to your Bog. Stick your head down it and we will all pull the chain. Loser and Moaner.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:21 pm

Happy days for the locals. A Knights win. 🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 6:25 pm

areff

Sep 10, 2023 3:15 PM

On Radio National just now:

‘It’s probably offensive and sexist to refer to daddy longlegs spiders as “daddy” because the larger ones are females’ and it diminishes their femininity or something

Ha ha.
I know a bloke who called the ABC gardening show a few years ago to complain about the use of the term “dwarf” in relation to fruit trees.
Told them it had been made illegal in California.
They bought it hook, line and sinker.
Not so funny now.

Black Ball
Black Ball
September 10, 2023 6:25 pm

FMD. Cassie, here’s one for you. Daily Telegraph:

As they welcome Stellar into their Sydney home for a photo shoot, NSW politician Alex Greenwich and his husband Victor Hoeld embody the happy contentment they have carried with them since a meeting on a dancefloor sparked love at first sight more than 15 years ago. But things were far more grim in March, when Greenwich found himself the subject of a homophobic social-media tweet by then One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham. As the couple give their first joint interview since the incident, Greenwich opens up about the emotional battering he took, his passion for gay rights and why he is determined to hold Latham to account.

Alex Greenwich was between meetings on an otherwise unremarkable Thursday when his universe exploded. The independent Member for Sydney was being told by press gallery journalists in the Parliament of NSW – known as the “Bear Pit” for its no-holds-barred history of rough and tumble debate – this was the worst thing they’d ever seen.

They were arguably right. When Greenwich checked his phone, he saw a tweet directed at him by then One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham that graphically described a gay sex act and called it “disgusting”. Even for the subterranean sewer that social media can so often become, this was a new low.

An unprecedented political storm immediately enveloped him. Public figure after public figure arose to condemn Latham – even his own party boss Pauline Hanson told him he’d gone too far, which is surely a warning sign – and the nation was embroiled in outrage.

The media went into meltdown, Latham refused to apologise and it instantly became one of the biggest and most brutal stories in Australian politics.

But all of that was just the public debate. What does such a personal and intimate attack that goes straight to someone’s actual bedroom do to a person privately? What does it do to their partner? What does it do to their relationship? Today, for the first time, Greenwich and his husband Victor Hoeld are telling that story.

Greenwich and Hoeld first met on the dancefloor of an Oxford Street nightclub in Sydney. “Vic came up to me, put his hand out, and said ‘Hi, nice to meet you!’” Greenwich tells Stellar. “Seriously, it was that polite.”

As for Hoeld’s motivations? “Well, he’s very good looking, and he smiled.”

Greenwich says it was “old school”, and it was also love at first sight. They started dating, and not long afterwards Hoeld was rolling his clothes rack down the street to his boyfriend’s place.

Today, a decade and a half later in the same apartment building in Kings Cross, they are a postcard of marital bliss.

Indeed, in 2012 their marriage was literally a postcard. Then unable to wed in Australia, they went to Buenos Aires – and became the first foreign same-sex couple to get hitched in Argentina. At the time, Greenwich was a leading campaigner for same-sex marriage. He was also impatient. As he says, “I didn’t like that there was a law that said I couldn’t do something because I was gay and I sought to change that.”

On the day of Stellar’s photo shoot inside the couple’s modest but immaculate flat, the film crew is putting Greenwich through his paces, which he dutifully abides by with all the gentle acquiescence of a measured politician (albeit the best-looking one I’ve encountered). Halfway through the shoot, Hoeld strides in: “I’ve just been at a lunch. What do I have to do?”

As it turns out, Hoeld is so well-dressed that the stylist doesn’t offer a change of clothes. He’s the most German and also the least German person I’ve ever met. Either way, you want him on your side in a battle. And that was where Greenwich found himself that Thursday in March.

“When I first saw the tweet I was between meetings and I was literally in shock,” recalls Greenwich. “Journos were saying, ‘Alex, this is really bad. This is the worst thing we’ve seen.’ It just progressively dawned on me throughout the day. And it hit me. My first response was I did not want to engage with this at all. I wanted it to go away.”

But it didn’t. In the age of social media, perhaps of any media, it couldn’t. Despite all of his achievements, all of his advocacy, all of his policies, Greenwich still found himself reduced to a sex act in a single tweet.

His response is now borderline iconic. That night, he attended a gala event in the city and posted a picture to Instagram of himself and Hoeld – in well-fitted tuxedos – with a caption that served as a declaration: “For those wondering how I’m doing after Latham’s homophobic attacks today, I’m fine and I’m more motivated than ever to deliver long overdue LGBTIQA+ reforms… and I have the most handsome husband.”

He may have said he was fine but in reality, he wasn’t. He toughed it out all day, but that night he cried. He would have cried himself to sleep, but he didn’t sleep at all.

“I couldn’t fall asleep and then I had to get up the next morning because I had agreed to do ABC Breakfast [radio], which was probably the last thing I wanted to do.”

Recalls Hoeld, “I’ve never seen him cry like this before.” At that moment, Greenwich initiated evacuation. “We’re getting out of Sydney,” he told his husband. And so, that day, they left town and stayed with a friend. It didn’t fix everything, but it helped them to survive the storm. And all storms pass.

Afterwards, Greenwich was bombarded with obscene and hateful messages from random people on social media and beyond – grotesque images and exhortations for him to kill himself. For a while, his electoral staff were scared to answer the phone.

“I’ve always focused on policies and achieving legislative reform and stalking community campaigns,” Greenwich says of his career to that point. “And then suddenly, I’m put in a position where I’m constantly getting people attacking me based on my sexuality, not on my policy. That has had a really, sort of, confronting impact on me.”

Now things are calmer, but there are still flare-ups. Greenwich recently found himself dragged into the carnivalesque immolation of Latham as One Nation’s NSW leader (he has since quit the party altogether). A typical politician might feel some satisfaction of having ultimately won the war, or at least exacted some sweet revenge, but Greenwich wants nothing to do with it. Because, unlike most political battles, in this one his very body is the battleground. Politics doesn’t get more personal than that.

That’s why he’s now taking defamation action against Latham in a potentially groundbreaking case scheduled to begin later this month. More importantly, he has recently introduced an equality bill to parliament that he says amounts to the most comprehensive LGBTIQA+ reform process in the state’s history, with reforms that will, hopefully, finally cement legal equality.

As for Greenwich and Hoeld? “We need to spend more time with each other,” he says with a sigh. “Yes,” adds Hoeld with a laugh. “We don’t even have time to make plans to spend time.”

He’s a delicate little phuck isn’t he? That’s the only thing I take from this saccharin filled bilge. Oh and FMD. Again.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:25 pm

JMH, it wasn’t the comment that was outrageous, for it certainly was not, it was the massive number of downticks given to such a pleasant and well-meaning comment as yours to Old Ozzie that I objected to.

Sorry if the way I mentioned it above lacked a certain clarity.
I should have scrolled back to check the originator of the comment, but when time is short the scrolling process is quite a bother.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 6:28 pm

FFS. Anyone else smell a stench? The hypocrisy?

He/She/It can’t. Too busy looking in the mirror and preening like a Nancy Boy.

You are a Sicktorian Joke. Stick yer’ ead’ down the Bog and we will pull the chain to flush you out to somewhere like King Island. If the White Pointers don’t get you on the way there that is. LOL.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:30 pm

Height Challenged Rootstock is a bit of a mouthful. Perhaps Little Trees? Bonsai would be too much cultural appropriation.

Rosie
Rosie
September 10, 2023 6:31 pm

I almost cried reading that article.
The suffering.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2023 6:31 pm

The trans couple are now parents to Prophet, one, and one-month-old Wynter

Could be worse. The poor kid might’ve been named Techno Mechanicus.

New biography reveals Elon Musk has third child named Techno Mechanicus with ex-partner and Canadian musician Grimes (Sky News, 10 Sep)

Musk and Grimes share two other children together, one-year-old daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk who also goes by “Y” and three-year-old son X Æ A-12, also nicknamed “X”.

I think that makes eleven. Elon certainly does want to further the prospects of the human race, which is worthy, but if I was one of his kids I’d be changing my name by deed poll as soon as I could.

MatrixTransform
September 10, 2023 6:32 pm

Thought gremolara was parsley, lemon rind, garlic?

yeah, no garlic in this one cos it fights with the cheese

got another lamb dish with chops on the bone, way too much onion and canellini bean.

traditional gremolata works a treat with that

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 6:32 pm

If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen.

I do take umbrage at a two bit dishonest limy messing about with the blog. That pretty much would apply to everyone else here.

Here’s the thing: it’s obvious what you’re doing to anyone with half a brain. Others have picked up on it too.

You want us to believe that a half baked limy wog, pasting crap from a convicted fraudster who stole millions for innocent people would never mess with tick numbers. Absolutely impossible. Could never happen.

You ought to be arse kicked all the way back from where you came from you dishonest garden gnome. Stop talking to me too.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:33 pm

He’s a delicate little phuck isn’t he?

Yes. There’s no mention in that hagiographic piece of the circumstances in which he called Latham ‘a disgusting human being’, which elicited Latham’s response. Note – it was not an attack from Latham, it was Latham responding to an attack from Greenwich, in a situation where Latham and his supporters were in a Church peacefully meeting.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:33 pm

Forms forms forms, I hate forms.

cohenite
September 10, 2023 6:34 pm

I must say professor megan davis is a fat, ugly bitch.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 6:34 pm

Wonder if a gin and tonic might help with form filling. Sure to.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 6:35 pm

Cronkite at 5:44

Cute owl: what sort of tits does she have.

93.1% silicone.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:36 pm

But things were far more grim in March, when Greenwich found himself the subject of a homophobic social-media tweet by then One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham.

After he had trolled Latham relentlessly for months, culminating in this delicate flower of manhood calling Latham “a disgusting individual”.

Yes. My heart bleeds for the troll.

Dot
Dot
September 10, 2023 6:37 pm

Good video on voting NO in the Voice referendum.

Vote NO to the Voice

Please watch, like, share and comment!

Tom
Tom
September 10, 2023 6:37 pm

The Mudrock kiddies actually hate the editorial policies their father introduced because they were popular and therefore a magnet for both punter eyeballs and advertising dollars.

Sky News’s second most popular weekly program is Sunday’s 6pm repeat of its 9am Sunday Outsiders program.

The Mudrock kiddies are the dumbest third generation in the history of the world’s capitalist free market.

They’re terrified they’ll lose dinner party invitations from their radical liberal mates.

cohenite
September 10, 2023 6:38 pm

Antic says the obvious: fuking lefties dominant councils because unlike conservatives they are usually in bludge bureaucratic jobs (sic) whereas conservatives usually have to work and can’t combine council work with their real work. This in the context of another leftie council banning Australia Day

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 6:40 pm

FFS. Anyone else smell a stench? The hypocrisy?

Got things to do. I won’t suspend myself in animation awaiting the vitriol that will pervade this blog because of this simple observation.

You have nothing to do except annoy people with anger laced “submissions”, and posting comments telling folks you agree with them. Now go submit something else you filthy little zero. You submitter.

By the way, I just checked what Liz was talking about. It’s very funny. Perhaps you’re not as insightful and popular as what you give yourself credit for. No, it wasn’t me, dickhead. I reckon it was a lot of people who just don’t like you either. 🙂

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 6:43 pm

“FMD. Cassie, here’s one for you. Daily Telegraph:”

I’ll be mindful of my words about this utterly putrid, vile and very dangerous individual. The Liberals are to blame for this, he was empowered by successive Liberal governments, firstly under GladSlag then under Parrothead. It was Greenfilth who pushed the abortion laws of 2019, the Liberals had done a deal with him before the March 2019 state election, they were worried they might fall into minority government, and he agreed to support them…with conditions attached.

He has a new bucket list of goodies, one of which includes commercial surrogacy. This sinister individual should be a pariah in NSW politics.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:43 pm

Oh bother. I forgot to post my deckle edged, gold embossed invitation to the reflexive lizard brained.

My bad.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2023 6:43 pm

Haha, we can’t even build a gas fired power plant without it being a fiasco. They’re about the simplest form of electricity generation there is.

Power plant cost blowout (Ncl local news, 9 Sep)

Hunter Power Project $350 million over budget

The cost of building a new gas-fired power plant at Kurri Kurri has blown out by almost 60 percent.

Critics of the controversial project say it’s costing taxpayers too much… while others hope it will help slash power prices.

Now to find some gas to put into the thing….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2023 6:45 pm

Mission accomplished!
I have my headband.
Not exactly the same, but near enough.
I will get it out of the packet later and put it through Google translate.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 6:49 pm

JC
Sep 10, 2023 6:40 PM

LOL. Look in the mirror and stop preening. And stop the abuse of everyone that you don’t seem to like. You don’t seem to like it when people then have a pop at you. You have a weak chin short arse.

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 6:51 pm

That was a vomit making, crawly article about Greenwich in the Daily Terror. Worthy of the Sydney Morning Vomit itself.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 6:52 pm

That piece about Greenfilth was written by Joe Hildberbeast, f*ckwit extraordinaire.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 6:52 pm

Now to find some gas to put into the thing….

There is all of the Gas that you need in Feral Guv’ment in Canbrrrrrrrr. Just build the pipeline and there it is. Simples.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:52 pm

Ahhhh…The Terrace. While the Knights had a narrow victory down at Mac Jones, all hell broke loose at the A Grade game.

Towards the end of the decider, with the Dora Creek Swampies leading the Waratah-Mayfield Cheetahs 18-14 at the Lakeside Sporting Complex, play was halted when countless supporters began throwing punches, and shouting obscenities, in the stands.

Swampies and Cheetahs. You couldn’t make it up. 😀

cohenite
September 10, 2023 6:53 pm

Knights won but let in too many easy points. Nice bite job. You’d have to go back to the days of Hopoate and fingers up bums to see such passion.

Muddy
Muddy
September 10, 2023 6:53 pm

The U.S. has a blek national anthem, so it’s only a matter of time before we do also. Any nominations for the indigenous national anthem? (Or do we need 250-odd of them? Sporting matches might need to allow a bit more pre-game time).

MatrixTransform
September 10, 2023 6:55 pm

a nephew … a country boy … has been in Melb for the year doing Uni

for side-money he’s been working in a bottle-shop.
same place his old man used to work when he was doing Uni himself

got robbed the other night at work when a dozen young Camry drivers raided the joint

they wanted cash apparently but got told that the register can’t be opened without a credit-card transaction.

er … declined.

but they took all the smokes and a handful of high-end whisky’s

Pogria
Pogria
September 10, 2023 6:55 pm

Calli,
you seem a tad stroppy this evening. I like it!

cohenite
September 10, 2023 6:56 pm

Towards the end of the decider, with the Dora Creek Swampies leading the Waratah-Mayfield Cheetahs 18-14 at the Lakeside Sporting Complex, play was halted when countless supporters began throwing punches, and shouting obscenities, in the stands.

Some of my BILs used to play for Dora Creek. I’ll make enquiries. It wreaks of a domestic dispute.

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 6:56 pm

Thanks Cassie- absolute puke. So bad I almost thought it was a pisstake. Something out of Private Eye in its halcyon days.

calli
calli
September 10, 2023 6:56 pm

Not at all, Pogria. Life is full of multiple stupidities. Pointing them out is both righteous and refreshing!

Rabz
September 10, 2023 6:56 pm

Dr Mutton – “let’s have a second referendumb, I asks ya”

The Ozzie electorate – “Yeah, let’s not.”

FFS, pollies are a bunch of tone deaf tin eared quisling imbeciles.

HOP Time™ can’t happen soon enough.

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 6:57 pm

Top Gay was Judge Shock sort of thing

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2023 6:58 pm

I must say professor megan davis is a fat, ugly bitch.

Cohenite, I think you’re a tad too polite. A few more stronger, descriptive words required.

Though perhaps may be stranded in moderation.

I hate being lectured by land whales.

cohenite
September 10, 2023 6:58 pm

Haha, we can’t even build a gas fired power plant without it being a fiasco. They’re about the simplest form of electricity generation there is.

Power plant cost blowout (Ncl local news, 9 Sep)

Hunter Power Project $350 million over budget

The cost of building a new gas-fired power plant at Kurri Kurri has blown out by almost 60 percent.

Critics of the controversial project say it’s costing taxpayers too much… while others hope it will help slash power prices.

I thought turtle had converted the damn thing to Hydrogen. Didn’t twiggy, who is now certifiably insane, come down for a look.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 6:58 pm

Joe Hildberbeast, f*ckwit extraordinaire

Many, many thumbs up, Squirette 🙂

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:00 pm

err, Toads, the correct term is “Blandwhales”

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 7:01 pm

Joe Hildberbeast, f*ckwit extraordinaire

Like Glenda Slagggg when she like you

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
September 10, 2023 7:01 pm

Black Ball
Sep 10, 2023 6:25 PM
FMD. Cassie, here’s one for you. Daily Telegraph:

So do they partake of the act so accurately described by Latham that offended him or is their relationship simply platonic?

Muddy
Muddy
September 10, 2023 7:03 pm

… NSW politician Alex Greenwich…

He’d never survive Over 80s Bingo Night at the local RSL.

eric hinton
eric hinton
September 10, 2023 7:03 pm

Any nominations for the indigenous national anthem?

My boomerang won’t come back

Tom
Tom
September 10, 2023 7:05 pm

The late Peter Ustinov performing on Fox Docos (Foxtel channel 115). Absolutely brilliant in An Audience with Peter Ustinov — fantastic!

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 7:06 pm

So do they partake of the act so accurately described by Latham that offended him or is their relationship simply platonic?

‘Shirtlifters’ apparently. It was in the SMH. So it must have been Fact Checked. LOL.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 10, 2023 7:06 pm
calli
calli
September 10, 2023 7:09 pm

That’s nice. My invitation has been accepted. Terrible if you throw a party and no one comes.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2023 7:10 pm

I thought turtle had converted the damn thing to Hydrogen.

Apparently there’s no hydrogen to put into it, Cohenite. It’s a mystery.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 7:10 pm

Tom
Sep 10, 2023 7:05 PM
The late Peter Ustinov performing on Fox Docos (Foxtel channel 115). Absolutely brilliant in An Audience with Peter Ustinov — fantastic!

And free on U Choob – Maybe not the same but Very Gooooooood –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1GXrLLHjs

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 7:11 pm

I listened to a very good podcast the other day with Nigel Farage. I like Nigel Farage….a lot. One of the reasons why I like him is that he doesn’t cower, he doesn’t crouch in fear, he doesn’t capitulate, he speaks his mind and he fights.

Asked in the podcast if he thought Britain was over, he was, surprisingly, tightlipped.
But he said that he remembers worse times in the IJK, such as those in the mid 1970s when the UK was plagued by strikes, blackouts, the three day week, and so on, he remembers the economic stagnation under Labour, he remembers how the UK Conservative and then Labour governments was held hostage by powerful unions, some of whom were taking direct orders from Moscow. He remembers, in 1974, doing homework by candlelight because of a strike. However Farage then said that despite the economic and social pain of those bleak days in the 1970s, Brits still had their history, their institutions, their church, their military, their police and even their NHS, which at the time functioned reasonably. In 2023 they have nothing, those once respected institutions have now been hijacked, corrupted and watered down to the point now where no one respects them, and all of this has created a despair and malaise which is now engulfing the whole of the UK.

The thing is, this isn’t confined to the UK, it’s here too.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2023 7:14 pm

I just checked what Liz was talking about. It’s very funny.

I wasn’t talking about anything to do with Johnny, JC. That’s between you and him.

I was commenting on how I didn’t like the downticking when only general pleasantries being made, concern for others etc, as pleasantries make this place a good place to hang out on. Downticking civilities seems brutal to me.

I am hoping now that the downticks will pretty much fade away. I’ve had a look at how they are used on Jo Nova’s and other blogs, and mostly they are left unused.
They might occasionally serve a useful purpose, but I’ve decided I will ignore them here and never use them myself without a very good reason. OK against M0nts for instance, or other trolls pushing a lefty line, or people who are fixated or abusive.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:16 pm

NSW politician Alex Greenfilth and his pet pooftah Victor Hoeld embody the AIDS ridden contentment they have carried with them since a meeting on a dancefloor sparked much anal buggering at first sight*

Stay classy, Silly Moaning Haemorrhoid, you hugely unread bunch of communist imbeciles and thanks, Costello – you smirking collectivist piece of excrement.

*Yeah, sorry (not sorry) Cats, for revisiting the subject of Latho’s truthful post about Greenfilth on that online sewer which is twatter and which caused the whole imbroglio.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 10, 2023 7:21 pm

The chaos of Bangladesh.

From train station to the train ride, it’s utter madness.

————

Bald and Bankrupt:

10 Sept 2023
You must have seen the photos online of all the people riding on top of trains in the country of Bangladesh. Well on my last day in the country I decided I’d try and do it myself for the quintessential local experience. Everyone told me not to but because it was extremely dangerous, but sometimes you got to take a chance. Join me on my most dangerous journey yet!

Train Roof Surfing In Bangladesh ?? ( Extremely Dangerous! )

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:24 pm

The chaos of Bongladesh

Ticklers, with his finger on the long deceased pulse, again …

bons
bons
September 10, 2023 7:25 pm

Beyond hilarious watching thug Pearson suddenly becoming a new age sensitive guy now that he is a loser and his sponsor Albanese and program director Andrews can’t force people to love him.
Fascists are so amusing until you find yourself in the queue to the ‘showers’.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 7:28 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Sep 10, 2023 7:14 PM
I just checked what Liz was talking about. It’s very funny.

I wasn’t talking about anything to do with Johnny, JC. That’s between you and him.

LOL. They are thumbs. Maybe a lot of people ere’ need glasses. I only need glasses to drink out of. More LOL

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 7:32 pm

However Farage then said that despite the economic and social pain of those bleak days in the 1970s, Brits still had their history, their institutions, their church, their military, their police and even their NHS, which at the time functioned reasonably. In 2023 they have nothing, those once respected institutions have now been hijacked, corrupted and watered down

yes constant and systematic marxist infiltration and white anting throughout the west.

In the British context (and here too), the Windsors are right on board. So much for defending Britain and the British values.

132andBush
132andBush
September 10, 2023 7:37 pm

Member for Sydney was being told by press gallery journalists in the Parliament of NSW – known as the “Bear Pit” for its no-holds-barred history of rough and tumble debate – this was the worst thing they’d ever seen.

So what they are saying is actually watching the member for Sydney and his husband engaged in sodomising one another would not be as bad as reading about it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 7:37 pm

He thought he could rob a gun shop. He thought wrong.

And that, kiddies, is how not to carry out an armed robbery!

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:39 pm

Bobby Zimmerman, Newport ’64, not having his cord cut …

So how does it feel?

Bloody wonderful.

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 7:39 pm

So has Pearson been told to try and be ‘nice’. I read here that Mark Liebler is his chief sponsor.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:40 pm

So what they are saying is actually watching the member for Sydney and his husband engaged in bleeping one another would not be as bad as reading about it

J’ismism! Science!

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 10, 2023 7:42 pm

In the British context (and here too), the Windsors are right on board. So much for defending Britain and the British values.

Kingy decided to go with the WEF and climate hysteria, a long time ago. He wants to be in with the winners.

He’s not very bright.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:43 pm

Let’s have some good ol fashioned Science*, Cats!

*As she is spoke …

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 7:45 pm

So what they are saying is actually watching the member for Sydney and his husband engaged in sodomising one another would not be as bad as reading about it.

I don’t even want to read baat’ it let alone the other bit……………….Ughhhhhhhh. FFS.

miltonf
miltonf
September 10, 2023 7:47 pm

In most western countries Britain, the US, Canada, here, Germany it seems to me the Marxists believe their time has come or they’ve decided to make their big move. Possibly Trump and Brexit have forced them to move more quickly than planned causing many of them to expose themselves which has been horribly fascinating too. I get the feeling sometimes we are where Russia was 107 or so years ago. Certainly a lot of the shite that has gone down in the US since 2016 has that feel about it. It’s all so obviously coordinated across the world too- BLM, Covid, Marxist identity politics, globull warming.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 7:50 pm

The thing is, this isn’t confined to the UK, it’s here too.

Our polity isn’t as monolithic as the UK.

For that we can thank our founding fathers for opting for a US style federalism that preserved state sovereignty. (The history of Australia since federation has been largely the story of Canberra attempting to usurp state rights, and not without some success. Even Menzies didn;t seek to reverse this course, which calls his conservative credentials into question).

Our system leaves a lot to be desired, of course, but in theory it dilutes political power more or less in accord with the sound principle of subsidiarity. Given that, we have only ourselves to blame for failing to take advantage of that subsidiarity to challenge the power of the central planners and, presently, the uniparty.

One further, glaring weakness in our constitution is that local government can be over-ridden by state government fiat. This mirrors the federal-state conflict of wills at the local level and will increasingly become a theatre of conflict as local communities seek to assert their rights and interests over against federal and state encroachment on their lives. Watch this space and get involved in it, if you can do nothing else.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 7:51 pm

Kingy decided to go with the WEF and climate hysteria, a long time ago. He wants to be in with the winners.

He’s not very bright.

Same wiv’ the plonkers ere’ who think that they can Lord it over us.

Tennis Elbow, Blackout Bowen. Dim Chalmers. Ms Plebersuck, Wenny Pong, Cut Throat Gallagher, Marles the RAAF traveler and so many many more.

132andBush
132andBush
September 10, 2023 7:51 pm

I don’t even want to read baat’ it let alone the other bit……………….Ughhhhhhhh. FFS.

Sorry, JR.

I have a lot in common with Latham.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2023 7:51 pm

He’s not very bright

Not wrong! FFS he wanted to be one of squidgee’s tampons.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 7:52 pm

a despair and malaise which is now engulfing the whole of the UK

Right now … 🙂

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 7:54 pm

“The thing is, this isn’t confined to the UK, it’s here too.

Our polity isn’t as monolithic as the UK.”

Maybe not, but the malaise is here. We’ve seen the total collapse of mainstream religion, the politicisation of our police forces, and the neutering of our armed forces, and that’s just a smidgen. It’s all here.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 7:59 pm

A footnote to the above…

Note that Whitlam, Hawke and most recently Albanese have all expressed a desire to do away with the state.

Maybe not, but the malaise is here.

Yes it is, Cassie. I wasn’t gainsaying that, but suggesting that we may have more power at our disposal to address it.

Just consider the impact of Jacinta on the Voice directive, for example.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 8:00 pm

And with that, it’s back to Guelzo on Gettsyburg with a large brandy.

😀

Rabz
September 10, 2023 8:00 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 8:00 pm

For that we can thank our founding fathers for opting for a US style federalism that preserved state sovereignty.

Most of whom had witnessed a war fought over States rights…

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 8:00 pm

states

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 8:02 pm

And with that, it’s back to Guelzo on Gettsyburg with a large brandy.

Sliante! Is the book as good as Bruce Catton?

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 8:02 pm

Most of whom had witnessed a war fought over States rights…

Complicated by the issue of slavery, which had to be resolved.

I read something on Shelby Foote today that I’ll post a link to tomorrow, D.v.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 8:03 pm

expressed a desire to do away with the state

I agree. There is no earthly need for a parliament or bloody politicians.

A military dictatorship being my preferred option.

When I was recently in Thailand, I tells ya …

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2023 8:03 pm

“Just consider the impact of Jacinta on the Voice directive, for example.”

True, her bravery and focus reminds me of Thatcher.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 8:05 pm

132andBush
Sep 10, 2023 7:51 PM
I don’t even want to read baat’ it let alone the other bit……………….Ughhhhhhhh. FFS.

Sorry, JR.

I have a lot in common with Latham.

Same here but I don’t need to read the gory dirty details.

As I explained to one of those people years ago.

The backside is for Export and NOT Import. That’s how Mother Nature designed it. FFS.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2023 8:07 pm

Sliante! Is the book as good as Bruce Catton?

Hard to compare as they have different styles.

I’d say the Civil War buff has no excuse not to have both on his shelves.

Stephen Sears is also very readable and knowledgeable.

It fascinating to see how different authors come at the same topic.

Rabz
September 10, 2023 8:08 pm

reminds me of Thatcher

Salvatore, Iron Publican
September 10, 2023 8:09 pm

I read something on Shelby Foote today that I’ll post a link to tomorrow,

Look forward to it Roger. Hope I don’t miss it.
I’m back to the Steak & Kidney tomorrow for my 3rd visit in 2 months.

(May post a running travelogue – exotic destinations are always interesting.)

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 8:11 pm

Rabz
Sep 10, 2023 8:00 PM
God save the Queen …

They are playing my song –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-38GX2YQig

LOL

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 8:13 pm

LOL. Look in the mirror and stop preening.

I do everyday thanking the good lord I’m not you.

And stop the abuse of everyone that you don’t seem to like.

Fair dinkum, dickhead, do you think you can pull the wool over our eyes that it’s not you starting almost every single stoush you’re involved in? There’s not one that you don’t start and then pretend it’s the other person’s fault.

You don’t seem to like it when people then have a pop at you. You have a weak chin short arse.

I respond in kind and that won’t ever change, you dishonest garden gnome.

Now, go give yourself 50 ticks as you’ve earned them, you filthy lowrent cretin.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2023 8:15 pm

I’d say the Civil War buff has no excuse not to have both on his shelves.

Thanks, I’ll bag a copy.

JC
JC
September 10, 2023 8:20 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Sep 10, 2023 7:14 PM

I just checked what Liz was talking about. It’s very funny.

I wasn’t talking about anything to do with Johnny, JC. That’s between you and him

Are you on the gin, Liz. You alerted us to an amusing incident about a comment that Angry Karen posted last evening I think, which attracted 50 plus down votes. That’s what I was commenting on.

By the way, stop acting like a battered wife. The lowrent scumbag joined a daily pile-on against you for several years and you’re now commiserating with that piece of human garbage. Demonstrate some fortitude please.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 8:21 pm

Rabz
Sep 10, 2023 8:00 PM
God save the Queen …

They are playing my song –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-38GX2YQig

And wot’ is so funny is that were singing that there is no future, Well, the future is here now around 44 years later. Funny that.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2023 8:22 pm

Right now

Right here…in Brighton.

That is a lot of people. Here’s the original single which started all this:

Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (1999)

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 8:25 pm

JC
Sep 10, 2023 8:20 PM

If anyone here has been on the sauce then it is you. ‘Jer Cough Cretin’.

Just piss off.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 10, 2023 8:27 pm

Hi Dover – getting “internal server error” when attempting to post a slab of text – just normal stuff…

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 10, 2023 8:30 pm

North to the flood zone…and back out again

Hmmm…drove north into central Greece. Things went well for a hundred k’s or so, but then started to look like a mistake. Evidence of widespread floods; roads blocked, mud everywhere. We diverted through a small village which had had six feet of water through it, according to some locals. The petrol pumps of the only service station were irretrievably damaged, they said.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 10, 2023 8:30 pm

para by para…

Yup, we are buggered. The floods have put a stop to our travels north. Turned around by the Greek coppers, and had to backtrack three times. One of them said when asked if we could reach Kalabaka another way: “Not today. Not tomorrow or the next day. Never.” Much of central Greece is flooded, and we’d be foolish to keep trying to go north and get around the flood zone.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 10, 2023 8:31 pm

Had an amusing incident in a town called Lamia. We called into the local police station to see if they had any up-to-date information about the road network. Four coppers looking at us questioningly on entrance, so we said as we usually do: “We’re Australian, so only have English….” Before we could say another word one said “I’m Australian too – from Melbourne.” Turned out he was born there, but when he was 14 the parents decided to return them all to Greece for family reasons. He was most helpful with us, and was shocked to hear Melbourne is now six million people – he had never been back.

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2023 8:33 pm

Black Ball
Sep 10, 2023 6:25 PM
FMD. Cassie, here’s one for you. Daily Telegraph:

As they welcome Stellar into their Sydney home for a photo shoot, NSW politician Alex Greenwich and his husband Victor Hoeld

I gave up on Sunday Telegraph some years ago because it and the inserted Stellar magazine were full of this bilge.

Then some time ago I checked The Weekend in the Saturday edition of SMH and it was even worse, really ugly pictures of repulsive people. I can see why so many of the luvvies now prefer the sanitised aboriginal culture.

Johnny Rotten
September 10, 2023 8:33 pm

That is a lot of people. Here’s the original single which started all this:

Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (1999)

So it shows a fish 350 Billion Years ago? So how old is Planet Earth? And how old is the Solar System? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

And the Bible says ………………Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I think that I will stick to the present. thank you very much

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2023 8:34 pm

So how does it feel?

Monday is tomorrow. That’s how it feels.

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