Open Thread – Mon 18 Sept 2023


The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes), Adolph Menzel, 1872-75

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  1. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    This year a teacher spent $383.30 on stationery. Last year the teacher spent $257.85 on stationery. How much more did the teacher spend this year than last year?’’

    Th-tttthhh tthhh…ih. Ssssssuh. The-ith-suh! This! …….….yuh…yuh…yuh ee ay ar. Yee-ay-ar? This yeeayar a tuh tuh tuh

    *bing time’s up crayons down*

  2. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Adolph wasn’t an atheist. At least, he said he wasn’t.

  3. JC Avatar
    JC

    Adolph wasn’t an atheist. At least, he said he wasn’t.

    What did he say he was then?

    He may have said he wasn’t, but historians believe that was said this for political purposes.

    You also made an earlier comment that those nasty atheists were Marxists. Atheism has to come first in order to lay the foundation for Marxism.

  4. JC Avatar
    JC

    The continuing comedy show, brought to you by none other than

    ? Zali Steggall MP
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    It’s official.

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    has declared El Niño.

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    Now it’s our turn.

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    #75by35

    El Nino is brought on by climate change according to this climate scientist.

  5. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy says essential services are “monopoly services”.

    Is he wrong?

  6. bons Avatar
    bons

    Telling shot on Sky last night when the amazing Marrickville houso was being questioned about the Qatar corruption.
    There, standing behind his shoulder was the organ grinder – Andrews.
    He was always Andrew’s cypher.
    His arrogant pronouncements and sneering dismissils of opponents or rare questioners are straight out of Andrew’s playbook.

  7. bons Avatar
    bons

    I was on the phone to the harvest and trucking contractor for our sorghum operation up on the Gregory.
    He said that a couple of the blackfellas in his team have been copping rather robust abuse for working for whitey and not promoting the Voice.
    He claimed that the abusers weren’t locals. Race relations up there, as opposed to on the coast, have always been excellent, unnoticeable. Good relations extend way back to pioneer days and there is lots of employment and business relations, and of course sport.
    He claimed that these blokes were from Townsville which sounds about right – a s’hole. They must be keen. It’s a long long drive.
    He believed that they were from JCU. Everyone up there hates JCU so that is probably a suspect assertion.

  8. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    DrBeauGan
    Sep 19, 2023 10:22 PM

    The Christian believers will pray for you. The Muslim will put a knife to your throat. Tell me again how you find them equal.

    I didn’t say they are equal. I prefer the Christians, at least the old-fashioned sort. But only some of them. The Christian mob who murdered Hypatia were as vile as any Muslim terrorists.

    The killers of Hypatia are both long dead, and their cause discredited. The Muslim terrorists walk among us to this day, and are lauded by many of their co-religionists.

  9. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    A University of Canberra spokeswoman said the student’s complaints “do not accurately represent’’ the quality and content of its degree.

    To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, “Well, she would say that, wouldn’t she?”

    “Taken together, all units of study that focus on a key learning area of the Australian Curriculum – mathematics, English, science etc – represent approximately 50 per cent of the total units studied by students in an undergraduate course of initial teacher education,’’ the spokeswoman said.

    “The other half of the courses focuses on educational and developmental psychology, classroom and behaviour management, the use of data to improve learning, designing learning for diversity and inclusion, and the development of a professional identity well-informed by policy, theory, appropriate sources of professional learning and codes of conduct and practice.’’

    The exact type of edu-babble that the students are complaining about. Condemned by her own words.

  10. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    “It’s too late for us now to be talking about assimilation. We’re not gonna turn into whitefellas tomorrow,” Mr Pearson said.

    “Our children are gonna remain Aboriginal. And I think we can accept that I think Australians accept that. You can’t turn the clock back. It’s gonna be an enriching thing for the country when we do this.”

    Pearson, and almost certainly his children, have adopted the western lifestyle, via education, housing location choice, clothing style, transport and so many other elements, that he is well over 90% assimilated.

    Perhaps he should move from the Sunshine Coast to Aurukun, live in a humpy, and hunt with a spear and boomerang while clothed in a tuft of grass if he truly believes what he says.

  11. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    “It’s too late for us now to be talking about assimilation. We’re not gonna turn into whitefellas tomorrow,” Mr Pearson said.

    “Our children are gonna remain Aboriginal. And I think we can accept that I think Australians accept that. You can’t turn the clock back. It’s gonna be an enriching thing for the country when we do this.”

    Good, fuk off you fat thug and go back to hunting goannas and eating witcherty grubs.

  12. Robert Sewell Avatar

    OCO:

    It probably doesn’t need to be said, but…I’m not saying there shouldn’t be wheelchair ramps to the sea. However, rocking up to at any old beach and expecting there will be one there waiting for you to roll down seems a little unreasonable.

    What’s he going to do when he gets to the end of the ramp and rolls into the sand? Demand the beach be covered with concrete?

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