Open Thread – Wed 22 Nov 2023


The Old Temple, Hubert Robert, 1787

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Roger
Roger
November 24, 2023 7:51 pm

We like to think we’re inventive, but humanity is generally very boring in its wickedness.

And very stupid.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 24, 2023 7:54 pm

.. that’s not ‘as she said something’ but ‘and she said something’.

I was calling her to see how she was and to see how we coud help. Glad to hear she has had the surgery and that it seems successful.

Tom
Tom
November 24, 2023 7:57 pm

Wow. This is different. Rita Panahi has on her Sky News show Melbourne gangster and standover man Mick Gatto because he has a grandchild with autism.

I believe that’s called moral money-laundering.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 24, 2023 7:59 pm

I haven’t even caught up with the day’s news yet re the hostages, ceasefire etc. but concur with everything said here about that Senator and the Hamas signage. There is so much bias and hypocrisy in the MSM that it could get depressing if you let it.

That’s why the Cat is always a respite from it.

Now I’ve promised Hairy I will cook dinner as he’s been doing man stuff around the house all afternoon, fixing small things. All I’ve done is look at my second son’s dog to see if the ears warrant a trip to the vet, as he was worried. Use the cream from last time and I’ll take him on Monday if it doesn’t clear up, I decided.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 8:00 pm

The Media Watchdog gives Fraser era Lieboral squishee Ian Macphee a well deserved serve.

I have deeply disliked McPhee for many years. Closet labor they used to call him. A humourless Martin Parkinson type too.

C.L.
C.L.
November 24, 2023 8:00 pm

My parents have a gay son. No “fault” of theirs, no slur on their parenting, but for the Silent Generation a terrible burden. They can hardly bring themselves to talk of it openly, but they accept it quietly. And, being parents, they love him unconditionally.

+100

Were it not for the ‘gay lobby’ – as distinct from homosexuals minding their own business and on whose behalf the lobbyists don’t really speak anyway – life and society would be better for all concerned.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 24, 2023 8:00 pm

Calli – nothing wrong with prog rock. ELO, Moody Blues and all that stuff was excellent.

I’ll go with some Britpop!

Deeply Dippy – Right Said Fred (1992)

Haven’t heard the single for a long time. Some pretty fair brass solos.

bespoke
bespoke
November 24, 2023 8:01 pm
Crossie
Crossie
November 24, 2023 8:03 pm

Tom
Nov 24, 2023 7:08 PM
After two weeks off, the Please Explain cartoon series is back.

Are they trying to rehabilitate Chris Kenny by including him in the cartoon?

Delta A
Delta A
November 24, 2023 8:05 pm

A message to my reflexive downticker…

Cassie, I have one, also. A pathetic coward who is too scared to face me in an argument, but who feels all powerful by pressing a thumbs down button.

I fart in its general direction.

132andBush
132andBush
November 24, 2023 8:05 pm

Cassie @2:38

He has also told me that he has complained directly to one of the cops in attendance, he told the cop that the cry was anti-Semitic, the cop replied that they are “monitoring” the situation. Yeah, right. I tell you what they are doing, they are tolerating the intolerant, this is exactly what I wrote about here last night. We are ploughing our doom by tolerating this hatred, first it will be us Jews, then it will be the rest of you. It is why I call them the NSWaffen Police now. Quite apt I think.

In the meantime, I hope the parents of these ferals are proud.

By the way, who thinks that a hundreds of Neo-Nazis would be tolerated espousing racist slogans at Sydney Town Hall? Nah, I don’t think so.

Below is the last paragraph from the reply to my letter to the Minister for Police etc following the Opera House BS.

I know I posted it a few OT’s back but it bears repeating given this post by Cassie.

The NSWPF is a woke joke.
A dangerous woke joke.

The NSWPF’s primary purpose is to ensure that all members of the community feel safe and supported
and are free to go about their daily lives without the fear of violence or discrimination. The community
can be assured that the NSWPF will continue to provide a safe environment for all and that appropriate
policing responses are in place across the state.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 8:07 pm

And the children might grow up and feel ashamed of this episode.

The teachers I have no such hope for.

Yes and with due respect to some great teachers out there and ones who taught me in the past, for many it’s what you do when you can’t do anything else, when all else fails, a last resort, the last card in the pack.

cohenite
November 24, 2023 8:09 pm

Fuking teachers: those who can do, those who can’t teach.

Crossie
Crossie
November 24, 2023 8:11 pm

Indolent
Nov 24, 2023 7:53 PM
Volkswagen CAN’T SELL EVs! Biggest EV Market CRASH Of Our Lifetime Has Begun!

The sooner the better.

I was at traffic lights today next to a Tesla and felt quite nervous hoping it didn’t burst into flames before the light changed.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 24, 2023 8:12 pm

Just found out that there was a movie called The Velocipastor.

After losing his parents, a priest travels to China, where he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime.

And ninjas.

I will check Netflix, but they probably made the priest a chick and gay, and lame. (In accordance with the dictates of the Panderverse.)

Lee
Lee
November 24, 2023 8:17 pm

Imagine if this was Dutton. The double standards, the hypocrisy, is staggering and endless.

Not just Dutton, any conservative.

Also, if a conservative was standing near a sign supporting the ethnic cleansing of Muslims (whether aware of it or not), he or she would immediately lose his job, have to go into hiding, and probably be up on hate crime or incitement charges.

Faruqi should be condemned by the senate, parliament, stripped of her citizenship and deported.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 24, 2023 8:18 pm

132andBush

The NSWPF’s primary purpose is to ensure that all members of the community feel safe and supported
and are free to go about their daily lives without the fear of violence or discrimination. The community
can be assured that the NSWPF will continue to provide a safe environment for all and that appropriate
policing responses are in place across the state.

Having had a fair bit of experience with drafting responses to Ministerials, I am quite confident that, not only did the Minister not see neither your letter, but the whole matter was probably handled between a fairly junior “advisor” and a police liaison bureaucrat, who dug up the file of “Draft response number 13d”, added relevant personal details, and sent it back for signature.

MatrixTransform
November 24, 2023 8:19 pm

Not everyone has been as fortunate as me

sounds like their heads are on right

I truly hope that their burdens is not as great as our forebears burdens were

calli
calli
November 24, 2023 8:20 pm

The NSW PF’s Rum Corp’s primary purpose is to ensure that all selected members of the community feel safe and supported
and are free to go about their daily lives Nazi, anti-semitic activities without the fear of violence or discrimination arrest . The community
can be assured that the NSWPF (see above} will continue to provide a safe environment for all people we fear and that appropriate
policing responses are in place across the state for the really easy targets who don’t resist.

132andBush
132andBush
November 24, 2023 8:21 pm

BJ
Yes. The reply was from the Police Farce, not the minister.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
November 24, 2023 8:22 pm

Are they trying to rehabilitate Chris Kenny by including him in the cartoon?

Taking the p1$$ more like it.

I actually… despite his brain fade on racism… still rate Kenny. But he does need quite a lot of that substance taken. Thankfully, I think he’s man enough to cop it.

cohenite
November 24, 2023 8:22 pm

Faruqi should be condemned by the senate, parliament, stripped of her citizenship and deported.

I had a horrible moment there when I thought you were suggesting she be stripped naked.

MatrixTransform
November 24, 2023 8:22 pm

Glad to hear she has had the surgery and that it seems successful

excellent news

calli
calli
November 24, 2023 8:25 pm

Cohenite, believe me.

She’s no cute owl.

Even the beefier ones. 😀

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 8:26 pm

Jeez they’re some creeps in the military which in so many cases is just another branch of the pubic service either here or in the US.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 24, 2023 8:27 pm

In Mission Impossible news, Hun:

Age journalists have been warned by senior leaders at Nine Newspapers they will be barred from reporting on the war in Israel and Gaza if they publicise their personal views on the conflict by signing an open letter calling for ethical reporting on the war.

A joint letter — from the national editor of Nine newspapers, the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and the editors of the Age and Sunday Age — said the leadership team expected the “highest standard of impartiality” from its journalists.

“It is a strong-held tenet that our journalists’ personal agendas do not influence our reporting on news events. This applies across the board, including to our coverage of the current war in Israel and Gaza,” they said.

“Any newsroom staff who signed this latest industry letter will be unable to participate in any reporting or production relating to the war.

“We will continue to uphold the mastheads’ social media policy.

“This will have no impact on our capacity to continue to provide extensive, quality journalism on the topic.”

It was signed off by Tory Maguire, Patrick Elliot (sic), Bevan Shields and David King.

The Age editor’s surname (Elligett) was misspelled in the memo.

The letter from Australian journalists to local media outlets calls for “highlighting the human catastrophe” of the conflict, applying as much scepticism to the Israeli government as Hamas, giving adequate coverage of potential war crimes and providing historical context on the conflict.

“The conflict did not start on October 7 and it is the media’s responsibility to ensure audiences are fully informed,” the letter states.

It also states that “important contextual references” to inform readers of include “the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their native lands in 1948”, the “illegal occupation” of Palestinian territories since 1967 and citing the thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli jails, “thousands of whom are held without charge”.

The letter also calls for Australian media outlets to provide “full and fair coverage” of the anti-war protests and transparency over journalists who have attended free trips to Israel paid for by pro-Israeli groups.

Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council executive director Dr Colin Rubenstein said the letter was “the latest salvo in a campaign by groups of activist journalists to give primacy to the Palestinian narrative in reporting on the current conflict”.

It should be dismissed by anyone who regards ethics, objectivity, professionalism and a focus on factual accuracy as central to journalism.

It seems these mastheads will continue the pro Hamas commentary then.
And stifle your laughter about these papers being seen to be impartial kind reader, for they of course are not. The perfect storm of hubris and phuckwittery.

Roger
Roger
November 24, 2023 8:31 pm

…the cop replied that they are “monitoring” the situation.

Should’ve asked him to translate the Latin motto on his badge.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 24, 2023 8:35 pm

It is gratifying that while we can characterise the Victorian Police as ‘VikPlod’, NSW Police can again be celebrated as the Rum Corps to recognise their abuse of authority.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 8:37 pm

You have those rags (the Aged & Sydney Morning Vomit) in the house. They were actually giving the Sydney Morning Vomit away at my gym in Parramatta when I was working in Sydney some years ago. Zombie publications, the living dead.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 8:38 pm

You wouldn’t have those rags (the Aged & Sydney Morning Vomit) in the house.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 24, 2023 8:39 pm

the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their native lands in 1948”,

It’s an inconvenient truth that the majority of those hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, left voluntarily, at the behest of their leaders, who assured they could return ” when the Jews had been driven into the sea.”

Lee
Lee
November 24, 2023 8:41 pm

Faruqi should be condemned by the senate, parliament, stripped of her citizenship and deported.

I had a horrible moment there when I thought you were suggesting she be stripped naked.

One thing I am not, is insane!

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 24, 2023 8:41 pm

and providing historical context on the conflict.

It’s another bloody effort to slaughter Jews. That’s the historical context you idiot journalismists.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 24, 2023 8:46 pm

those hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, left voluntarily, at the behest of their leaders, who assured they could return ” when the Jews had been driven into the sea.”

Traditional strategy for bedouin raids. Lock the dor, hide in the hills. Loose a few goats and retund in a few days. That’s why some still show off their house key – because they weren’t unexpectedly hounded out in the middle of a meal or feeding the chickens.

calli
calli
November 24, 2023 8:48 pm

Punishment swiftly follows crime

I just ran this through the Latin translator, roger…

ostende mihi hominem et dabo tibi crimen

If it’s imperfect, blame Google. Or Beria.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 24, 2023 8:50 pm

…the cop replied that they are “monitoring” the situation.

This is merely a recapitulation of the fact that the police do dick about crime, restricting themselves to turning up afterwards to take statements to be forwarded to insurers. They do not pursue criminals.

Here they are saying they will stand around uselessly until something happens, then they merely respond – such as arresting one person with a flag within their rights rather than making clear to the Palis that this person’s action is also protected by law and that they must tolerate it.

As it is, Pali-fans will look at the police and be convinced that the more aggressive they are, the more police will protect them – to preserve the peace.

P
P
November 24, 2023 8:50 pm

Hiding in plain sight

MELANIE PHILLIPS
NOV 24, 2023 – PAID

Why is Qatar, godfather of Hamas and bankroller of western Islamisation, being feted over the hostage deal?

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 24, 2023 8:52 pm

And stifle your laughter about these papers being seen to be impartial kind reader, for they of course are not. The perfect storm of hubris and phuckwittery.

Sitting on the fence so long with zero moral nous they’ve got palings up their . . .
One man’s terrorist is a terrorist. Get a dictionary.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 24, 2023 8:54 pm

They were actually giving the Sydney Morning Vomit away at my gym in Parramatta when I was working in Sydney some years ago.

I believe that was so they could boast higher circulation numbers than sales would attest.

Muddy
Muddy
November 24, 2023 8:56 pm

It’s another bloody effort to slaughter Jews.

I think this is a normalisation of socially-sanctioned mass killings and that Israel is simply the first and most convenient cab off the rank (yes, due to historical precedent). Other groups will follow.

Once post-justification morphs into forward planning, ‘There were no problems last time’ becomes ‘So what?’ and finally, ‘No, there were never [insert victim group]. That’s a conspiracy theory.’

Welcome to therewasnopast.
Keep your hands and thoughts inside the Centrally-Controlled Vehicle.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:06 pm

The think the Crimes does the same thing ML.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:08 pm

Well Cats, the first thing I want to to say is, that this is a country I am profoundly ashamed of existing in.

nayzees stomping around in our ever increasingly uglee, alienating, third world laden imbecile cities, unrepentantly.

Decay and decline (apparently) happens slowly, until it happens all at once.

We have now entered the “all at once” stage of the inevitable uglee decline.

I cannot erase from my mind the footage of those monstrous, staggeringly stupid and unspeakably evil imported moozley imbeciles stomping around the Oprah House forecourt proudly and loudly bellowing the following:

“Kill the Jews
Gas the Jews”

Collectivist cockheads that have infested our taxpayer funded “public institutions” enthusiastically enabled this.

HOP Time™ is not just a hypothetical solution, it is now an absolute necessity.

Bruce in WA
November 24, 2023 9:10 pm

I’ll go with some Britpop!

Deeply Dippy – Right Said Fred (1992)

Yeah. Right Said Fred.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:17 pm

Well multiculturalism was forced on us by canbra pollimuppets, pubes and academics (of course acedemics are pubes too). Canbra has a lot to answer for. I despise them as much as they hate productive people. Never forget that photograph of Trumble, “dr’ Parkinson PSM and Palmer.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:17 pm

some Britpop!

Caught by the fuzz

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 24, 2023 9:17 pm

Bruce – haven’t heard that one for about half a century. Really.

Takes me back! 😀

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:17 pm

Sorry Rabz- never caught on re HOP time.

calli
calli
November 24, 2023 9:20 pm

Rabz, the Opera House rabble’s chants were Sydney’s cultural hinge. Not the chants themselves, but the response to them.

Sydney, in a single night, stooped to Melbourne levels of decline.

The rivalry is over. We are us.

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 24, 2023 9:22 pm

Sorry Rabz- never caught on re HOP time.

Heads on Pikes.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:22 pm

milt – Heads On Pikes Time™

It is now so very long overdue.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 24, 2023 9:23 pm

Sky News interviewer repeats suggestion Israel values Palestinian lives less because it would trade 150 prisoners for 50 Hamas-held hostages

https://www.foxnews.com/media/israeli-spokesmans-shocked-face-viral-bizarre-question-about-hostage-deal-left-speechless

No you stupid bint, that’s how Hamas views their fellow Arabs who voted for them 17 years ago as the Gaza government. For Israel it’s not a prisoner exchange – it’s blackmail. But you should compliment Hamas on raising the value of the Arabs they subjugate – a dozen years ago for the Gilad Shalit deal Hamas valued Arabs as needing 1,027 to equate with one Israeli and now it’s three to one.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:24 pm

calli – did your rush back ease things?

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 24, 2023 9:24 pm

Well multiculturalism was forced on us by canbra pollimuppets, pubes and academics (of course acedemics are pubes too).

Multiculturalism has been forced on every western nation. Dig deeper.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:25 pm

Thanks Zafiro

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:26 pm

Thanks Rabz as well. Got it!

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 24, 2023 9:28 pm

Age journalists have been warned by senior leaders at Nine Newspapers they will be barred from reporting on the war in Israel and Gaza if they publicise their personal views on the conflict by signing an open letter calling for ethical reporting on the war.

This entry into the article is quite revealing.
Head honchos say they will be barred from reporting on the conflict if they post on social media their personal views, yet one assumes that the journalists will still be in the employ of the mastheads and write on other matters. No doubt on all things positive to Albo and associated flogs.
It really is all systems go for those jismists to continue bashing the Coalition whilst giving the Labor Party a daily tongue bath.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 24, 2023 9:28 pm

If pikes are in short supply, will the star pickets souvenired from the abandoned ‘YES’ corflutes suffice?

calli
calli
November 24, 2023 9:30 pm

Rabz, seeing him tomorrow. Still with us. Mum advised me to be prepared.

It is what it is and what comes to all of us.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:34 pm

It really is all systems go for those jismists to continue bashing the Coalition whilst giving the Labor Party a daily tongue bath.

Which is why the legacy meja deserves to die and hopefully it will. Just a shame it’s taking so long.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:35 pm

BTW, those being first gifted the joys of HOP Time™ will not be the imported savages, but the evil collectivist cockheads who facilitated their entry into this continent.

Then we deal with once and for all, the preposterous deadweight fraudulent “magical native” knobheads and the imported savages.

Enough. I was born into and for many moons enjoyed a peaceful life in an ordered capitalist society, sitting on an absolute Nirvana.

Collectivist cockheads have been stealing my birth right ever since.

They will pay. 😡

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 24, 2023 9:37 pm

It is what it is and what comes to all of us.

Very well said, calli. All the best.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
November 24, 2023 9:39 pm

Cassie 24/11 @ 7:31
What never ceases to amaze me is the leftist hatred of children and then hiding behind them.
They kill the baby, full term, they use the child to dob in their parents to social services to break up the family unit, they now use the child to push for non existent causes – their future, all the time lefties are child free people/ couples.
They want to take away the child at the time they give their parents the most joy and at the time the child develops the safety of their parents love which sets them up for balanced and socially positive behaviour – toddler to age 6.
The lefties occupy these jobs as they love tearing people apart. – especially the kind , happy and good natured , God help you if they find out you are a Christian.
I also forward the skill level of the “jobs” and the pay especially for the child care workers which is unionised.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:40 pm

Still with us.

You did make it back in time – great stuff.

My sister living in the States didn’t make it back in time until dad was in the casket about to interred in Rookwood.

Back in ’96. Time does fly.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:42 pm

If pikes are in short supply, will the star pickets souvenired from the abandoned ‘YES’ corflutes suffice?

Indeed they will, NKP! 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 24, 2023 9:48 pm

I prefer star pickets, they have a more Australian style about them. Much more plentiful as well.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:50 pm

Enough of this depressing socio-political propagandising, Cats – let’s have some almighty Rock ‘n’ Roll!

I was blind …
now I can see …
I’m movin’ on up now …

🙂

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 24, 2023 9:50 pm

Terry McCrann ragging on Blackout Bowen. Again:

Chris Bowen, the minister for destroying our electricity system, has now made it official.

He – with the apparent endorsement of both the, mostly, literally, absent prime minister, and the figuratively gone missing-in-inaction treasurer – is going all-in on energy insanity.

He’s embarked on splashing around – quite literally, sending blowing into the wind – tens of billions of dollars of our money. Of your money.

So yes, it meets at least the definition of insanity.

That’s, doing the same thing – force-feeding investment in the fake energy generation of so-called renewables, combined with run-out-of-juice in an hour or two horrendously expensive batteries – and expecting a different result. That’s to say, reliable electricity.

So yes, he’s doing it again, and hoping that we don’t end up with blackouts and brown-outs.

But in the process, actually making them even more certain.

Bad and crazy enough? Then factor in that Thursday’s announcement from Bowen didn’t just

double, but went five-fold, down.

In July, just five months ago, the Albanese-Chalmers-plus Kooks Government’s so-called Capacity Investment Scheme was going to “unlock” – that’s to really say, pork-barrel with taxpayer billions – some $10bn of investment and “add 6GW” to support (please don’t laugh too hard) “grid reliability and security”.

Now, the government is ramping up the spend – the throw-money on the pork-barrel – to something well north of $15bn. It won’t tell us how much: so much for the PM’s promised transparency.

Its target is now not 6GW of additional, laughably described, generation; but 32GW.

That’s supposedly to come from a mix of 9GW of “dispatchable capacity” and 23GW of “variable capacity”. Variable means 23GW “variable” down to zero.

We are going to be spending somewhere north of $50bn – of which at least $15bn will be taxpayer money – to actually add zip, zero, not even a single 1GW of real power generation to the grid.

You can write off that 23GW, in total, upfront, for starters.

That’s supposed to be mostly wind, followed by solar, and then whatever other crazy-green fantasy can – come in (taxpayer) sucker – suck money out of Bowen’s energy destruction department.

As we know from experience both here and overseas, no, wind can not blow everywhere at the same time; and the sun does, most days, turn off at night.

So, there will be times that the 23GW of so-called capacity will end up generating zip, zero, nada electricity. Or very close to.

Then there’s that 9GW of so-called dispatchable power. Yes, it might include, actual, reliable gas generation, but a lot of it will be batteries.

Ask yourself: what do you plug a big battery into when it goes flat?

Those wind and solar monstrosities, spouting all over the landscape.

So, we will have all these batteries to provide the emergency power, for an hour or two, when the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine – relying on the wind blowing and the sun shining to re-charge.

Furthermore, the very act of force-feeding all this functionally useless generation will accelerate the closure of the real, reliable power stations.

It really is men-in-white coats time. For our own salvation.

Quite so.

rosie
rosie
November 24, 2023 9:51 pm
Louis Litt
Louis Litt
November 24, 2023 9:51 pm

Cassie 24/11 @ 7:50
The wooden spoon or shaving strap – not pleasant – pigs arse telling you mates about it and trying to out do eachother is your moment of glory.
And no you would not do it again.
You would also realise how you upset your parents.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 9:51 pm

It’s the murder of innocent citizens in Melb, Sydney and Brisbane by ‘refugees’ that angers me. Canbra is culpable in every way. I wonder if the pubes have a good giggle about it. Rub citizens’ noses in diversity.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 24, 2023 9:54 pm

Years ago wife picked up a sub to SMH at Melbourne airport, $10 for six months. It kept coming for 18 months.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 9:55 pm
rosie
rosie
November 24, 2023 9:56 pm

Good to hear you are back in time Calli

Muddy
Muddy
November 24, 2023 9:58 pm

Which is why the legacy meja deserves to die and hopefully it will. Just a shame it’s taking so long.

The corpse has been cold and unresponsive for quite some time, but the inordinate volume of gas it contained and must release, continues to give the impression of purposeful movement (life).

What is required is that it be rolled tightly, from feet to cranium (or like an old-fashioned, non-plastic tube of toothpaste), and discarded without thought like the non-recyclable waste it is).

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
November 24, 2023 10:03 pm

Joanna 24/11 @ 8:40
Kabutzs are not socialists. They are patriotic communities with a positive goal/ purpose.
They are the first steps to a society basing itself for future improvement.
You need to change your thinking , it’s brain washed.

miltonf
miltonf
November 24, 2023 10:10 pm

Canbra is at war with us in every way and has been for decades. They don’t even like soldiers doing their job.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
November 24, 2023 10:12 pm

Some Cats commented on the new movie, John Wick #4. Said it was crap.

But I watched it anyway. They were right.

C.L.
C.L.
November 24, 2023 10:14 pm

May St Joseph, powerful patron of the dying, watch over him and all of you, Calli.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 24, 2023 10:20 pm

Get out of the house…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=l-SsZJX4A1o

🙂

Muddy
Muddy
November 24, 2023 10:22 pm

I prefer star pickets

They come in one acceptable condition only: Rusty.
Anything else is a dreadful faux pax.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 10:22 pm

Still one of the greatest pop songs of the last twenty years – the Anderson and that mythical Brunette at the end (4:18) – sacre bleu! 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 24, 2023 10:29 pm

Anyway, Sliante to you lot.

I’m damned if I know how Mehreen Faruqi can continue to sit in the Senate, honestly I am.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 24, 2023 10:48 pm

Imagine the uproar if someone had been depicted throwing a Palestinian flag into the rubbish..

Rabz
November 24, 2023 10:49 pm

The most obvious and toxic effect of collectivism is the concept of “divide, conquer and rule”, which results in the atomisation of previously coherent societies, such as Oz until about 1994.

No prizes for guessing the short blind deformed cretin elected after the homosexual from Bankstown.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 10:52 pm

oops, it was deaf as well …

Gifted.

bons
bons
November 24, 2023 10:52 pm

It appears that my nephew who died suddenly while driving the header was the victim of a genetic inheritance.
I am apallingly lazy and disinterested concerning extended family, but I always liked this fellow who was moderate, gentle, generous and thoughtful.
But it now appears that he was sitting atop a family volcano that would have made a credible plot for a Victorian three volume family saga.
A relation told me that post the current genuine abiding grief, the next meeting of the board of the family trust may well be reflective of a ‘how not to’ tutorial for an estate planning seminar.
I shall stay well clear.

Muddy
Muddy
November 24, 2023 11:13 pm

Commiserations, Bons.
There but for the grace of … well, you know.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 11:33 pm

Sacré bleu!

Did someone mention aesthetically pleasing young womanages, I asks ya! 🙂

Rabz
November 24, 2023 11:36 pm

Pure Goddess sort of stuff – and if you get hooked baybee, it’s nobody else’s fault, I tells ya! 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 24, 2023 11:36 pm

I shall stay well clear.

Wise move. A family member went to God, intestate, several years ago, and the consequences were far reaching.

Rabz
November 24, 2023 11:42 pm

Miss Yael Shelbia – resembling a Picasso rendering … 🙂

Rabz
November 25, 2023 12:03 am

Miss Yael Shelbia:

White (her skin)
Bleu (her eyes)
Red (her lipstick)
Black (her glorious hair)

Just Goigous. 🙂

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 25, 2023 12:17 am

Miss Yael Shelbia:

White (her skin)
Bleu (her eyes)
Red (her lipstick)
Black (her glorious hair)

Just Goigous. ?

She’s a tribute to the make-up artists, rabz. Completely artificial. Whether there’s a real woman underneath is anybody’s guess.

Winston Smith
November 25, 2023 11:27 am

Johanna:

We are lucky to be an island, but even here cracks are appearing in the dam wall (thanks, Albo!) and TheirABC frequently runs stories about battling businesses who need migrant labour. Plus sob stories about relatives in less fortunate parts of the world who the nasty government is forcing to live in squalor.
I’m hoping that a massive backlash will create physical, legal and political barriers to prevent the dam wall from breaking.
Because, if it keeps on raining, the levee’s gonna break.

The very non amusing part of all this was to go to an election with immigration as a central part of it, and implement the public wishes.
Oh, wait we did that and now the problem is worse.

Winston Smith
November 25, 2023 3:51 pm

Black Ball:

The union representing 56,000 Victorian bureaucrats is refusing to back down on a four-day working week trial as part of a radical new wages deal.
The issue is emerging as a key sticking point in ongoing negotiations with the Allan government that are now locked in a stalemate.

I’d say that 50% of the State bureaucracy could be replaced by a moderately sized call centre in Dubai, or even better still – disbanded. That half of the bureaucracy should be put on notice to justify their Golden Sofa over the last financial year.

Winston Smith
November 25, 2023 4:50 pm

bons

Nov 24, 2023 11:22 AM
Rain! Rain!

Wazzat OldAussie.
Are you some kind of BOM fantasist?
We can’t even remember rain up here in real Oz.

We’ve had nearly a week of gentle rain, thunderstorms, downpours and sunny skies.
Perfect rainfall pattern – the deluges have the chance to soak in and refill the ground before the next lot comes down.

Winston Smith
November 25, 2023 4:53 pm

Casie :

She needs to report this to the police.

If she does, there’s a chance one – at least – hopeful will get their visa chucked in the bin.
Definitely worth a try.

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