Open Thread – Weekend 4 Nov 2023


La Grenouillere, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1869

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Rabz
November 5, 2023 7:44 pm

Fair Shake

Sorry to hear it, Squire. To hear of a young life ended is not good.

To try and put a positive spin on it, he’s movin’ on up … 🙂

Johnny Rotten
November 5, 2023 7:45 pm

JC
Nov 5, 2023 7:34 PM

I see that you are still troubled.

Please phone 1300 222 222

They can help you.

miltonf
miltonf
November 5, 2023 7:46 pm

The war against white men is real- pale, male and stale is the marxist term.

Pogria
Pogria
November 5, 2023 7:46 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 5, 2023 7:47 pm

Some Hollyweirdettes

She needs some air.

All I Need (1998)

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 5, 2023 7:48 pm

Fair Shake, terrible news.

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 7:48 pm

I used to work in Torquay (vic) up until 6 weeks ago. Entering the stupid place was a big billboard outside the council chambers. REFUGEE WELCOME ZONE.

How many refugees have taken up the offer?

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 7:49 pm

How many refugees have taken up the offer?

The word may need to be spread in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs.

Winston Smith
November 5, 2023 7:50 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Nov 5, 2023 6:12 PM
so the marxist melb city council is implying the murder is two shepherds was somehow a good thing?

It seems that putting up a statue to their murderers is the first step in acknowledging the brutal past.

That means pulling them down will also be a good thing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 5, 2023 7:52 pm

Mmmm, can’t link to a Gutfeld segment showing a guy walking around a uni getting people to sign an anti- Israel petition with the people initially agreeing and then changing their minds when he reads out the conditions which are muzzie ones including death to J.ws,

Michael Smith ran that story, from memory I posted it upthread.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 7:56 pm

white men pale, male and stale is the marxist term

Until we start caving in collectivist skulls en masse.

Seriously – you want to take us on?

Winston Smith
November 5, 2023 7:57 pm

Rabz

Nov 5, 2023 5:42 PM
Punctuated Equilibrium

What the fork? ?

It’s actually a pretty good theory – The planet has periods of stable evolution where little changes, then along comes something that alters the environment drastically – like a dirty great big comet travelling at 20,000Km/hr and makes a mess of the atmosphere, the water, the seas and shit, in fact makes a bloody great big hole in everything and wipes the board clean
Then another collection of bugs, rats, birds and muzzies get the opportunity to do their thing.
This time we got lucky.

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 7:59 pm

This time we got lucky.

Luck has nothing to do with it.

Ask any unbiased mathematician.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:00 pm

But yeah, just watch out for the skin deep

miltonf
miltonf
November 5, 2023 8:00 pm

I remember a hearing a uni lesbian from the wimmin’s collective in 80s say ‘look at all those white males’. Not only are they evil, they are also incredibly stupid because white males would have been their co-creators. I sure feel sorry for anyone who wound up with daughters like that though.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 5, 2023 8:02 pm

Thank you all for your kind words. Sadness yesterday, seething today.

Having a whiskey and chilling out. Enjoying life whilst we have it. Life is good, lets not waste it.

Except for those Hamas fkers. They can burn in hell.

Boy that whiskey has a kick.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 5, 2023 8:03 pm

Over the last week I watched Gen V, from The Boys universe.
Unlike The Boys which is a piss take of a piss take, Gen V is an unmitigated disaster.
Unfortunately it appears they are trying to tie the two together, trying to force The Boys viewers to watch Gen V.
I’d prefer to stop watching The Boys than sit through another episode of Gen V.

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 8:03 pm

‘Apparently they’re expendable now’: Wind farm project to destroy koala habitat

Conservationists have had a few wins against ruinables in QLD recently.

I wouldn’t count the koalas out yet.

miltonf
miltonf
November 5, 2023 8:04 pm

I regard hiya ejucashun as a disaster and an abomination.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:04 pm

Apparently, they’re expendable now

Noooooooooooooooo … 🙁

Muddy
Muddy
November 5, 2023 8:05 pm

“People like my friend instinctively know the truth, but don’t want to have their naive world view challenged.”

No-one wants to be on the fringes of the herd.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:08 pm

Milt – one thing I loved about Uni was being 17 and groped by hot white lefty bimbages …

It was just primal. They couldn’t help themselves.

Oh, hang on – shouldn’t I be traumatised or somethang?

😕

Winston Smith
November 5, 2023 8:10 pm

Cohenite:

cohenite
Nov 5, 2023 7:48 PM
Then this:

Muslim leader ‘Brother Ismail’ insists ‘jihad is the solution’ as he compares Palestinian ‘freedom fighters’ with white colonialism in Australia at Sydney’s Al Madina Dawah Centre
I’m taking bets as to how far a crunch is away:
6 months
1 year
18 months

Put me down for 18 months. From the current newsfeeds, I reckon 2024 is going to be the Year of the Chooks Coming Home to Roost on many many fronts.
The US election debacle, The West finally getting the shits with the wokesters and Extinction Rebellion, the Australian political scene, the international muzzi going nuts scene, the power supply issue on the east coast, The Snowy 2 debacle, and my gout.
We’ll all be rooned.

Muddy
Muddy
November 5, 2023 8:10 pm

Sadness yesterday, seething today.

So many long-fuse hand grenades have been lobbed into both the present and yet-to-be generations.

calli
calli
November 5, 2023 8:11 pm

‘Apparently they’re expendable now’: Wind farm project to destroy koala habitat

Like the whales on their annual migration right past Stockton, Birubi and Tea Gardens.

They don’t matter any more. I want to know who’s been paid off and how much. We know it’s all about bribes now.

miltonf
miltonf
November 5, 2023 8:12 pm

never minded being groped

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 5, 2023 8:13 pm

Speedbox
Nov 5, 2023 3:09 PM

Back when the AU was to be released…

My first sighting was at Product Engineering in Geelong. Everyone knew it was going to be a tough sell…

Remember Ford’s ads at the time going all touchy-feely and featuring real Ford workers™ applying their technical know-how in other settings, set to Mambo #5 and with the Live it catchphrase? Even the advertising agency avoided the elephant in the room.

I smile to see a tidy original example now, especially in base spec and with a rust-free boot lid.

Johnny Rotten
November 5, 2023 8:13 pm

miltonf
Nov 5, 2023 8:00 PM
I remember a hearing a uni lesbian from the wimmin’s collective

Now unless the said Lesbian was made by a 3 – D Printing Machine or some other Fertilisation methodology, then the Lesbian was made by a Man and a Woman with the woman having giving birth.

How about that Lezzies?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 5, 2023 8:15 pm

I’ve skipped the ugly duckling Ford in favour of it’s Mitsubishi counterpart – a TW Magna. My Barra-equipped ride is a Territory.

Dot
Dot
November 5, 2023 8:21 pm

I want you DEAD! I will find out where you live trust me. I will put a contract out on your life, you don’t know who you fcuking with.

Martin Armstrong sent that as a message to someone who questioned his integrity.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 5, 2023 8:22 pm

Apparently the next Dr Who is going to be a black gay bloke.

Of course.

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 8:23 pm

Apparently the next Dr Who is going to be a black gay bloke.

That may finally kill it off.

Please.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 5, 2023 8:23 pm

This afternoon I’ve binged watched Piste Noir (Black Run).
A French cop/thriller.
6 episodes, 5 good to very good before turning into a pile of shit in the last one.
Could have been great.
Beautiful scenery, the French ski fields were a character in themselves.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:25 pm

Hey, BoN

Some Sirens on Wheels … 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 5, 2023 8:26 pm

Apparently the next Dr Who is going to be a black gay bloke.

Wasn’t that James Bond?

bons
bons
November 5, 2023 8:27 pm

I am not sure that I am saying this.

But, I am thoroughly enjoying Bernardi’s program tonight.

He is not telling his audience what they already know like so many other conservative commentators.

His insights into the PS swamp are rapier like.

John H.
John H.
November 5, 2023 8:28 pm

Fair Shake
Nov 5, 2023 6:44 PM
My sons 20yo friend from school days took his life in Melbourne yesterday. Put himself in front of a vehicle on the Monash Fwy. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

We heard about this yesterday and waited before posting. Underneath I am seething. I know there may be several reasons for poor mental health however I know some things did not help. Example A Lockdown for his last 2 years of high school, Example B a constant barrage by the lefties and weak libs on toxic masculinity and ‘safe school’ bs. These have made the modern community a hostile environment for young white men.

Looking at you Dan Andrews, Jacinta Allan and all your cronies.

Condolences. Suicide is tragic. In the young though it is very disturbing. Sadly it is going to get worse. Suicide rates are climbing in the USA which is in part about drugs and is across the age groups. Mental health problems in the under 40’s continues a near 20 year increase in prevalence across many nations and no-one has a clear idea why but I’ll wave my hands. Suicide is often about feeling isolated and alienated. In younger ages that is terrible to deal with. Paradoxically a friend of mine recently told me that there might be an epidemic of social phobia! The COVID response has accelerated the rate but just a blip in a longer term trend. No-one knows what to do about it. In Australia massive increases in access to psych services and antidepressants are having little effect. They might be better off with EMDR. Hari and Haidt have written books on it but there is nothing new there. Social media doesn’t help and especially impacts of females who use verbal aggression as a weapon. Social media reveals there are many more sick puppies than I thought possible.

will
will
November 5, 2023 8:29 pm

MatrixTransform
Nov 5, 2023 5:15 PM
the Territory was a pile of junk in the early days

I have a 2006 Territory. it is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Serviced regularly, nothing broken. I still see many on the road.

Cassie of Sydney
November 5, 2023 8:30 pm

“bons
Nov 5, 2023 8:27 PM”

I think Bernardi’s programme is one of the best on Sky. He thinks and speaks outside the square….unlike the rest.

Cassie of Sydney
November 5, 2023 8:32 pm

And one of the worst on Sky is Fatso Murray.

I can no longer watch him.

Cassie of Sydney
November 5, 2023 8:41 pm

Bernardi’s opening salvo tonight was a tour de force, and a not so subtle smackdown of Morrison and Abbott.

Arky
November 5, 2023 8:42 pm

Spent the early to mid 90’s spannering on a fleet of 40 odd Falcons from XFs to ELs.
Other than chewing through headlight and indicator bulbs, the only other thing they regularly did was spit all their transmission fluid out through the oil lines rubbing against the front suspension rod. The odd blown head gasket.
Sometimes the central locking would go spastic.
Great old barges.

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 8:42 pm

I am not sure that I am saying this.

But, I am thoroughly enjoying Bernardi’s program tonight.

He should publicly repent for what he did to the membership of Australian Conservatives.

Failing that he is persona non grata to me.

John H.
John H.
November 5, 2023 8:43 pm

Russian Arms Exports – Will the Ukraine invasion tank their market share?

I hour

Russian military sales were declining before Ukraine. India bailed out of the SU 57 program and chose the French Rafale over the Mig 35. Indonesia chose the Rafale and F15EX over the latest SU range of fighters. India will keep reducing their reliance on Russian weapons and is now building the F21, a modern F16 variant. So many producers and little prospect of any of them making a decent return through overseas sales. The big winner is the F35, they can’t build those quickly enough, it will be the F16 of the 21st century.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:45 pm

err, JC – li’l Miss Yael does not have artificially inflated boozeys, I tells ya.

Israeli model and Rabz’ soon to be Woife Yael Shelbia featured on cover of Harper’s Bazaar … 🙂

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 8:48 pm

Speaking of political dissemblers & frauds, I note Morrison and Boris Johnson have turned up in Israel.

Netanyahu has delegated Danny Danon to mind them.

I bet he’d rather be spending time with his family.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 5, 2023 8:49 pm

The review in the Weekend Oz I mentioned earlier:

I implore you — don’t become GWM Cannon fodder

By STEPHEN CORBY
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE

You’ve seen these people, perhaps you’ve even been these people, although I hope not. They’re the ones in the supermarket peering at the small print on the price tags, trying to work out which brand of toilet paper is cheaper per 100 sheets, or which flavour-free, saliva-sapping crackers provide the best value per dollar.

These folks, not so much price conscious as save every cent-ient beings, are the only ones I can imagine buying a GWM Cannon dual-cab pick-up truck, on the basis that it’s a very cheap car when you work out what it costs by the kilo (with a shockingly low starting price of $35,990 it comes in at just $18.32 per kg, compared to $20.56 for a Mazda CX-5 or $24.07 for a comparable Ford Ranger).

Now look, I know it’s starting to seem as if I hate all Chinese cars – GWM stands for Great Wall Motors – and it’s fair to ask whether I’m the problem, but in this case everyone else I know despised this giant, gosh-ugly blob of metal too. It obscured my house for a week; honestly, I had neighbours asking me if I was OK. And I am used to seeing a look of mild disgust on my wife’s face, but asking her to go for a drive in the Cannon made her bilious.

To be fair, my daughter, who is suddenly obsessed with bees and their wondrous waggle dancing, did become interested in the Cannon when I first took her for a drive in it, because she was convinced that the noises it was making suggested there were at least three large hives under the bonnet, and that those bees sounded both angry and tired.

Incredibly, the unforgivably awful noises that the single-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine makes are far from the worst thing about driving this Cannon, which has suspension so woeful that I had passengers begging me not to hit so many bumps… on an almost entirely smooth road. Anyone who lives in a suburb with speed humps would be well advised not to consider this GWM unless they enjoy the sensation of seasickness. The terrible ride quality isn’t the worst feature, either. Nor is the vague and rudimentary steering, accessed via a wheel that feels cheap to the point of temporary.

The eight-speed automatic transmission takes the prize because it changes gear more often than a runway model, yet with none of the sex appeal. The gearbox is forced to work so hard because it is attached to a 2.0-litre diesel engine that is the mechanical equivalent of Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders. Outputs of 120kW and 400Nm are simply not enough for a truck this big, or not enough if you want to get to your destination on the same day you left.

Physically, literally, the GWM Cannon is a lot of car for the money, because it’s absolutely enormous, with its 5.4m length making it possible to park not only in two car spaces at once, but two different suburbs.

I took it to the inner-city Sydney enclave where I used to live, possibly just to see how angry I could get, and it felt like using a boulder to go ten-pin bowling.

I also noticed that my Cannon had a snorkel, the kind that serious off-road vehicles have to allow them to ford streams or invade small island nations. But considering how thin and insubstantial the vehicle’s doors felt – often when you pull them shut they don’t close properly, and every time you do they make a sound like an aluminium can hitting a window – I’d be more likely to drive this thing into Parliament House to protest the fact that our lack of emissions standards allows diesels like this to be sold than into a body of water.

I was also somewhat stunned to discover that the tailgate cannot be locked, which seems like the kind of oversight that should get someone, somewhere, sacked.

Further research revealed, alarmingly, that the version I was driving is called the Cannon-XSR, which means that it’s the super-tough, ruggedly off-road version – a notional competitor for something like the Nissan Navara Warrior – which means that it gets features like that silly snorkel, underbody protection, “tube-style sidesteps” (and you certainly need them, and possibly oxygen assistance, to climb all the way up into it) and a locking front differential.

All this extra kit, and the notional ability to drive over boulders and smash into wilderness areas, costs extra, of course, which meant that my GWM Ute Cannon-XSR actually comes with a price tag of $52,990, which, at 1965kg, comes to $26.97 a kilogram. I don’t need to be a savvy bargain hunter to know that that is simply too much for a vehicle that feels as basic and brittle as this.

I understand – well, no I don’t, but I accept – that there are people out there who feel they must have a giant ute like this in their lives, but I would implore them not to become GWM Cannon fodder.

GWM Cannon

ENGINE: 2.0-litre four-cylinder single-turbo diesel (120kW/400Nm)

FUEL ECONOMY: 9.4 litres per 100km

TRANSMISSION: Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive

PRICE: $52,990

RATING: 0.5 out of 5

Roger
Roger
November 5, 2023 8:51 pm

Russian military sales were declining before Ukraine.

They’re now reduced to importing artillery shells from North Korea.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:52 pm

The Cover in Question

Just gorgeous, Cats 🙂

Rabz
November 5, 2023 8:54 pm

Just note those ample eyebrows 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 5, 2023 8:56 pm

I

‘Apparently they’re expendable now’: Wind farm project to destroy koala habitat

Not even a real bear. Fuk ‘em.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 5, 2023 8:57 pm

how thin and insubstantial the vehicle’s doors felt – often when you pull them shut they don’t close properly, and every time you do they make a sound like an aluminium can hitting a window

Bam.

MatrixTransform
November 5, 2023 9:01 pm

it is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned

well, what can I say?

I must have got a lemon

swore off Fords for life after that

so much so that even though I’m charmed by the 3.0 V6 donk, I will seriously never buy a Ranger

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 5, 2023 9:03 pm

Just gorgeous, Cats ?

Rabz, I expect a cover on Harper’s to look artificial. Purple eye shadow is probably normal, as is arterial blood red lipstick. But you ought to find her repulsive. She’s as plastic as they get.

She’s creepy and unnatural. Stay away from women who look anything like that.

Winston Smith
November 5, 2023 9:05 pm

Top Ender:

I also noticed that my Cannon had a snorkel, the kind that serious off-road vehicles have to allow them to ford streams or invade small island nations.

A common misconception with inner urban Greenies who think this.
Few realise that taking your air supply for the engine from higher off the road and out of the dust is much better for the air filter than down low on the engine under the bonnet.
But we won’t tell them that – we’ll just nod and smile at them instead.

C.L.
C.L.
November 5, 2023 9:07 pm
Muddy
Muddy
November 5, 2023 9:07 pm

He should publicly repent for what he did to the membership of Australian Conservatives.

Failing that he is persona non grata to me.

Conservatives are settlers. Someone is better than no-one.
Embrace the mongrel.
(It’s under the stack of New Ideas).

Rabz
November 5, 2023 9:14 pm

She’s as plastic as they get, creepy and unnatural

Yes Beaugy, she’s just a Nurit … 🙂

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
November 5, 2023 9:15 pm

Apparently the next Dr Who is going to be a black gay bloke.

Exterminate!

JC
JC
November 5, 2023 9:23 pm

Israeli model and Rabz’ soon to be Woife Yael Shelbia featured on cover of Harper’s Bazaar … ?

Huh ha. Harpers also featured trannies on the cover. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 5, 2023 9:33 pm

The Cover in Question …

Dunno Rabz.

She looks like she may be a classical beauty. She may well be once the texta eyebrows, purple eye shadow and botox go away.

Eyes, cheekbones, jawline are the keys. No makeup whatsoever. That’s how you know – everything else is window dressing and filters.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 5, 2023 9:34 pm

And before everyone starts:

Yes, yes, beauty on the inside rah rah rah de rah.

bespoke
bespoke
November 5, 2023 9:35 pm

Fair Shake

Loosing a kid under any circumstances is crushing. Don’t feel obligated to say something prophetic or enything at all just listen to them and do what you can to help navigate the weeks ahead. Rember there are volunteer groups setup to help. Deepest sympathy.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 9:35 pm

yeah, JC, ’cause I’m like, really into trannies … 🙁

Aesthetically Pleasing Young Womanages, thanks.

And here comes Johnny Yen (again) … 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 5, 2023 9:36 pm

We’ll just put a question mark against the tits. Hypothetically anyway.

John H.
John H.
November 5, 2023 9:39 pm

Old School Conservative
Nov 5, 2023 9:15 PM
Apparently the next Dr Who is going to be a black gay bloke.

Exterminate!

Over several episodes Dr. Who will then transition to a white heterosexual woman.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 5, 2023 9:39 pm

Yes Beaugy, she’s just a Nurit … ?

Nice to look at, but where is she on the hot-crazy plot?

John H.
John H.
November 5, 2023 9:40 pm

Roger
Nov 5, 2023 8:51 PM
Russian military sales were declining before Ukraine.

They’re now reduced to importing artillery shells from North Korea.

And so desperate for Iranian drones it succumbed to their demand for the SU35 fighters.

Rabz
November 5, 2023 9:41 pm

Sacré bleu – if goils ever start looking like this, then I’m off to retire to another planet – by sundown … 😕

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 5, 2023 9:42 pm

The AusPalis are getting really cheeky now (the Courier-Mail):

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Queens Gardens in the Brisbane’s CBD Sunday afternoon to call for immediate ceasefire and to end the siege of Gaza.

Organised by Justice for Palestine Meanjin Brisbane (JFP), many braved the rain to rally in solidarity with the people of Gaza and march from Queens Gardens to the ABC offices in South Bank.

In a statement released ?by JFP, they would march to “protest the biased reporting of the situation in Gaza and the under-reporting of the protests in Australia against our own government’s complicity”.

They’re complaining about the ABC under-reporting their protests. Brilliant.

Seriously – this is what an (unnamed) Pali spokeschick had to say:

“I call on upon you our labor comrades, to do more, because we need more, because this is solidarity,” a spokesperson said.

‘Our Labor comrades’. Oho.

“Entire bloodlines were wiped off the face of the earth because of Israeli missiles and you still refuse to say its genocide. When will my people be interviewed by the ABC, I am the suspect, shame!”

Yes. You are the suspect. Shame.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 5, 2023 9:48 pm

Yes. You are the suspect. Shame.

Given what Hamas did on 7th October, I’d deport every one of them. To Gaza.

cohenite
November 5, 2023 9:54 pm

Greg Kelly thinks the crunch is less than a year away; worse than 9/11:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXm7sDGXmU

JC
JC
November 5, 2023 9:55 pm

yeah, JC, ’cause I’m like, really into trannies …

That’s not what I suggested. You brought up Harpers implying it has good looking gals on the cover. I showed that’s not always true.

JC
JC
November 5, 2023 9:59 pm

Fair shake

Sure, suicide is a terrible thing. Spare a thought though for the person that collided with him and the guilt s/he may carry all their lives.

Indolent
Indolent
November 5, 2023 10:10 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 5, 2023 10:12 pm

Given what Hamas did on 7th October, I’d deport every one of them. To Gaza.

I’d deport them to Jordan. “Palestine is Jordan. Jordan is Palestine.” Yasser Arafat.

rosie
rosie
November 5, 2023 10:13 pm

I’ve been reporting an Egyptian hamas supporter on twitter.
He/she thought it would be jolly to post a photo of a hostage on an Israeli account I was reading so I went through and found all his 7 October atrocity pictures (there were quite a few) and reported them.
Hopefully he gets booted.
The hostage was hogtied, dressed only in his underpants lying on and surrounded by bags marked as Palestinian relief, possibly in a tunnel.
Oh no Hamas would never steal from poor Gazans.

rosie
rosie
November 5, 2023 10:16 pm

Sorry to hear about loss of son’s school mate fair shake.
The three oldest Smith children are being buried tomorrow.
I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose even one child.

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 5, 2023 10:22 pm

I like talking about Cricket and Horse Racing and shit-stirring and what not. Hearing Fair Shake’s tale has really upset me. Horrible mofos with that COVID nonsense. which was most severe in the world. Draconian Leftoid shithole is Victoria. Not sure that tipped the kid over, but it didn’t help.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 5, 2023 10:24 pm

The pali’s are getting justice, just not the way they thought. Why is it that arseholes don’t understand what its like being on the receiving end, woe is me, why are you being so mean, you hurt me more than I hurt you. Which brings me to another point. Why does the initial victim have to react with a commensurate retaliation? If someone attacks me they get whatever I consider a suitable response, not what some hand wringer thinks. These subhuman ***** have no reasoning power just unadulterated hate. They really need the Old Yeller treatment. The Israelis need to go after each and every leaders and lieutenants of humus and hezbollocks. Mossad certainly have the capability.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 5, 2023 10:38 pm

Journalists reporting Hamas need to study 20th century Islamism
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Journalists who believe Hamas is fighting for Palestinian independence need to read the Hamas charter and study the rise of 20th century Islamism and its close association with anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Hamas is a child of the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928. Its intellectual godfather, Sayyid Qutb, like Adolf Hitler, was heavily influenced by the Tsarist anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which sees Judaism as a plot for world domination via the banking system, media ownership and international capitalism.

The anti-Jewish sentiments expressed in the original Hamas charter of 1988 come from the Brotherhood and actually predate even the establishment of the State of Israel by two decades. Islamists influenced by the Brotherhood already hated Jews before the Nazis took power in Germany.
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Such Islamist groups would arguably be just as anti-Semitic even if the UN had not proposed the establishment of the Jewish State in Resolution 181 in 1947.

Hamas, like its financial sponsor Iran, is also a hotbed of Holocaust denial. Hamas went through a protracted dispute with the UN in 2009 when the UN tried to implement school curriculum changes that would teach young Palestinians about the Holocaust. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency runs more than 200 of Gaza’s 600 primary and secondary schools.

Today’s Iranian leadership, while less forthright than its predecessors on Holocaust denial, continues to sponsor Holocaust denier conferences. This is unsurprising given the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution against the Shah of Persia, was a vehement Holocaust denier.

President from 2005-13, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was even more fanatical on the subject. It is important for journalists reporting on Gaza to understand many of the region’s Muslim Imams and political leaders continue to believe The Protocols is a serious work of history, despite having been debunked for 100 years. This is the document that informs their view of Jews.

Hamas and Iran are more interested in killing Jews than they are in helping Palestinians. How else to explain Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk last week telling an Arabic interviewer who asked why Hamas would not shelter civilians in its network of tunnels that it was not up to Hamas to build bomb shelters or share tunnels built for war. This was work for UN refugee agencies and nothing to do with Hamas, which was nevertheless elected to govern Gaza in 2006.

Yet ABC reporters continue their decades-long tradition of ignoring questions Hamas should be asked, even though in the Arab world such questions are being raised.

Hamas official Ghazi Hamad told LBCI International Television in Lebanon last week that Hamas “will repeat the October 7 attack (on civilian Israelis) time and again until Israel is annihilated. We are victims. Everything we do is justified.”

Credit to Sharri Markson on Sky News last Wednesday for playing a clip from Egyptian journalist Ibrahim Eissa raising the question the ABC seems incapable of discussing when reporting strikes by Israel in Gaza.

Eissa, editor in chief of the Cairo daily, Al Tahrir, and founder of the weekly Al-Dustour, asked: “Hamas has controlled and governed Gaza since 2007. In those 16 years, Hamas has built two Gaza strips. The Gaza which we know and the Gaza under – made of tunnels. Didn’t you think to make one shelter? One shelter? One? Thousands of kilometres of tunnels. And this organisation has spared the Palestinian people from even one. Sixteen years you engaged the Palestinian people in seven to eight wars and you didn’t even make one tunnel for them. You could have saved families. You could have saved infants. From certain death. So who is committing the crimes against the Palestinian people?”

ABC RN Breakfast host Patricia Karvelas bristled last Wednesday morning when Israel Defence Forces international spokesman Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Israel was not targeting civilians in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza but the Hamas terrorist leaders hiding in the tunnels beneath it.

Like many Western journalists, Karvelas seemed to struggle with what Conricus told her: Israel knew where the terrorists were hiding and that’s why it had for several weeks been urging civilians to move south for their own safety. It was Hamas that was making it difficult for civilians to leave.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 5, 2023 10:40 pm

Bloody hell. Alluded to earlier by Mr Panzer (the Hun):

Four people were killed after a car ploughed into a popular pub in Daylesford early Sunday evening.

The vehicle crashed into the beer garden of the The Royal Daylesford Hotel just after 6pm, killing four and injuring several others.

Various people are named in the piece describing it as a ‘tragedy’.

One onlooker said they saw the car travelling at a normal speed down the hill towards the roundabout when suddenly it accelerated out of nowhere.

A badly damaged white BMW SUV could be seen outside the pub behind crime scene tape.

A sporty Beemer.

This had better not be yet another half-blind geriatric with shot reflexes who held onto their licence years longer than they should have.

Arky
November 5, 2023 10:46 pm

Taking a break from the Model A to rebuild Suzie Q, the gixxer SRAD.
She got blown off her side stand in the front yard and smashed the fairing bracket.
Been sitting for eight years with a fuelling problem. Meanwhile the inside of the tank filled with rust and putrified fuel, and the carb controls are seized. Also stuck in gear somehow.
I was storing her fairings and airbox in the shed, so they’re gone.
Waiting for parts while cleaning tank and carbs, dead fuel pump might be the original problem, so that’s on its way.
Rebuilt Carbies today, freed up butterflies and choke slides, ready to go back on bike tomoz.
Good, nostalgic fun.

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

I’m reading “The Quest For the Red Prince” – how the Israeli’s hunted down and killed the mastermind of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre. I wonder if the copy on the shelf, at the library at MOSSAD Headquarters, has been borrowed recently?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 5, 2023 11:15 pm

KD.

One onlooker said they saw the car travelling at a normal speed down the hill towards the roundabout when suddenly it accelerated out of nowhere.

I was speculating that the descent down Albert Street was the only possible way this could happen. This street has a right hand bend into a t-intersection onto the Midland Highway. If you go straight ahead you cross a small grassy triangular park (and probably hit a heavy bronze statue of three kids on a horse). To hit the dining area of the hotel you would have to veer left at that right hand bend.
Doesn’t make sense.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 5, 2023 11:17 pm

This had better not be yet another half-blind geriatric with shot reflexes who held onto their licence years longer than they should have.

How to alienate 93.1% of the blog in one paragraph.

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 5, 2023 11:19 pm

Yeah Sancho, it doesn;t compute to me. Unless deliberate.

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 5, 2023 11:21 pm

Watching the cricket. There is this Indian chap Virat Kohli. He can bat.

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 5, 2023 11:29 pm

Pound for pound that Jadeja bloke is best cricketer. Bat and ball.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 5, 2023 11:39 pm

Just watched The Sixth Commandment.
Initially thought it was an off the wall Midsomer Murders take off.
True story.
Chock full of Limey weirdos.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 5, 2023 11:41 pm

Speaking of sudden violent death …
Ricky Slater.
Any thoughts?

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 5, 2023 11:59 pm

Who was Ricky Slater, the kid in Geelong mall?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 5, 2023 11:59 pm

This had better not be yet another half-blind geriatric with shot reflexes who held onto their licence years longer than they should have.

Doddering old timers have taken to bicycles too, making life difficult for the wheelchair bound. One old guy even has an adult tricycle.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 6, 2023 12:05 am

The Palaszczuk government will introduce new legislation to ban the sale of bladed weapons and replica firearms (including gel blasters) to juveniles, in a commitment to “detect, disrupt, and deter” knife-related youth offending.

Politicians, having reached diminishing returns on the perennial campaign of “getting tough on hard drugs”, are now turning to the re-election strategy of “getting tough on soft pellets”. The Qld Minister for Justice, speaking from the Labor party election campaign launch at the Laser Tag Association headquarters earlier this week, stated that no guttersnipe is above the law and his government would not be bought off.
The Palace Chook regime declared the new rules would save lives faces, citing a recent case of an innocent bystander being blasted into soggy embarrassment in a tragic gangland drive-by gelling, the 3rd such incident this century.
Speaking from a basement via encrypted Telegram channel before school with his Mum’s permission, the leader of the Kindermancheros BMX gang said “NNNNNNOOOO. I WANT MY GEL BLASTER. YOU SAID I COULD HAVE ONNEEEEE.”
The Commissioner responded that police would not be intimidated by crooks and warned detention and writing out lines awaited anybody flouting the gel blaster rules.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 6, 2023 7:03 am

A sporty Beemer.

This had better not be yet another half-blind geriatric with shot reflexes who held onto their licence years longer than they should have.

lol to Sancho saying this will alienate 93% of the blog.

Given that a sporty Beamer is involved, it certainly looks like a shot at my good self as one of the 93%, but at least I have Cassie’s recommendation for my careful driving home with a Beamer full of over-imbibed Cats after a nite out. When needed I am a sober and reliable driver.

This accident sounds like someone (of any age maybe) having a medical event.

Off to a dance class soon to keep those reflexes toned and firing.

It’s quite a long drive over the rats maze of the Warringah freeway.

Winston Smith
November 6, 2023 12:27 pm

Knuckles:

One onlooker said they saw the car travelling at a normal speed down the hill towards the roundabout when suddenly it accelerated out of nowhere.
A badly damaged white BMW SUV could be seen outside the pub behind crime scene tape.

A sporty Beemer.
This had better not be yet another half-blind geriatric with shot reflexes who held onto their licence years longer than they should have.

This may be one time for us to wait the requisite week until the evidence comes in.

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
November 6, 2023 3:18 pm

Just back from a trip to the local waste transfer station. “Volunteers” monitoring what you throw in to the pit, hectoring you if there is something recyclable going in. FMD. And I paid $200 for this minor annoyance.

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