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The Grand Canal, Venice, Maurice Prendergast, 1899

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Viva
Viva
December 20, 2023 7:37 pm

Thanks for that explanation Dot

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 7:39 pm

Cooking instructions for Dot.

And not a cute owl either. Looks like she skips cardio AND weights nights.

Johnny Rotten
December 20, 2023 7:39 pm

Johnny Rotten
Dec 20, 2023 7:28 PM
Robert. Keep paying your taxes as poor Florence is still stuck. But the MSM will never tell you. At least the ABC Four Corners tried.

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

I mean listen to these dopes who have NO engineering SFA whatsoever. And that is Malcolm Bull Shit Stein – I am A Building Nation Builder. WTF – He couldn’t do it with Lego Bricks.

Yeah and my name is Albo Ever Sleasy and I am your spitting Prime Slinister. Stop Shorten as he is nasty. Oh Dear where do I go now?

Zatara
Zatara
December 20, 2023 7:40 pm

Karens at large.

The Worst National Park Reviews of the Year

“There was nothing to do, I didn’t see a bear, and that snake harassed me .”

“I need someone to explain to me the hype of this place. This place looks like any place with mountains and trees. Too many people, not enough stores, not enough places to buy food.”

“The mountains are beautiful, but most of the different formations looked redundant to my untrained eye, so I didn’t see the value in trying to hike around all of them.”

“It was a mountainous area with trees, and some nice shrubbery [sic], but unfortunately it wasn’t that entertaining. Underwhelming.”

The wildlife can be rude at times.

Sigh.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 7:40 pm

H B Bear

Dec 20, 2023 6:55 PM

Enough of this unpleasant toilet talk.
Today, it’s chandeliers!

Must be Sydney code.

I think “chandeliers” is Sydney-speak for “visible exposed haemorrhoids”.
Most indelicate.
I’m surprised Lizzie raised it.
I think they call them “hanging chads” in Flo’da.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 7:42 pm

I think “chandeliers” is Sydney-speak for “visible exposed haemorrhoids”.

Never a good look with arseless chaps.

Petros
Petros
December 20, 2023 7:43 pm

Sundance is all over the Colorado supreme court decision. Provided Trump appeals to the federal supreme court before Jan 4, then his name remains on the ballot.

Bill P
Bill P
December 20, 2023 7:43 pm

Most doctors are frustrated farmers who dislike paying tax so it’s not surprising.
I have Dr Max Lake to thank for many nice reds.
Lakes Folly. Great name
Haven’t had one for ages so don’t know if they are still as good as they were

Robert Sewell
December 20, 2023 7:44 pm

Chris:

Sooorrrreeeee. If I had known she had been on MAFS I would rather have cauterised my eyes with hydrofluoric acid.

Hydrochloric acid you may survive, but hydrofluoric acid?
You be a dead man.

m0nty
m0nty
December 20, 2023 7:44 pm

Think I might engage in a spot of branch stacking at Kooyong branch. Rochelle needs some grassroots support.

Alamak!
December 20, 2023 7:45 pm

I think “chandeliers” is Sydney-speak for “visible exposed haemorrhoids”.
Most indelicate.
I’m surprised Lizzie raised it.
I think they call them “hanging chads” in Flo’da.

sometimes the Cat learnings are bit too detailed imho, not being a surgeon specialised in rectal issues.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 7:46 pm

mUnty!!!

Robert Sewell
December 20, 2023 7:46 pm

Bruce in WA:;

Mind you, granddaughter is also a stunner, with looks, figure and nature all in her favour, so who knows what might happen at uni?

Bikini shots, please – that’s what we’re here for.
You may be biased.

cohenite
December 20, 2023 7:47 pm

This is the mob behind the big push to install ruinables throughout the farming land of Australia:

https://www.netzeroaustralia.net.au/about/our-people/

chrisl
chrisl
December 20, 2023 7:49 pm

The club I am a member of ( male only, lots of tools ) have a Monday morning walking group.
After said walk , they have coffee at a local cafe
One of the blokes asked a passing lady when she was going to move the mulch that had been dumped on her drive and nature strip
She walked over to the ATM , withdrew $500 and placed it on a table
Cash in advance to shift the mulch !
Today was the day when the mulch had to be moved
Ten blokes turned up and moved 10m3 in one hour and twenty minutes
Job done !

Siltstone
Siltstone
December 20, 2023 7:53 pm

“Mullet barbie”, a term quoted about an hour ago on this esteemed blog. Consider it stolen for future use.

Roger
Roger
December 20, 2023 7:54 pm

Karens at large.

The Worst National Park Reviews of the Year

Please tell me it’s not Yosemite.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 7:54 pm

H B Bear

Dec 20, 2023 7:22 PM

Probably too late to get set on The Patriarchy. Still some value in a Lehrmann, Reynolds, Brown trifecta but expect problems getting set in volume. Drumgold scratched following stewards inquiry.

Brown is unbackably short as a straight out bet. Going to have to box her up with something longer in an exotic or multi I think.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 7:55 pm

And at the time of this post you are down down down and going down…………….

That’s quite hurtful and I’m quite chagrined. Having said that, you’re a limey crook. That’s something you can’t hide with ticks, Woddenhead.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 20, 2023 7:59 pm

OO

I will open a bottle of Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017 and enjoy a Glass (or two) of Redvwith the Meal

Speaking if which, can people stop referring to David Sharaz as “Shiraz”. It is giviing wine a bad name.

Alamak!
December 20, 2023 7:59 pm

the queer hotel we stayed in over the weekend in Darlinghurst

Needs punctuation or rephrasing. Please resubmit.

also repetition. eight words should be enough.

Robert Sewell
December 20, 2023 8:00 pm

Boambee John

Dec 20, 2023 11:21 AM
Since the money is being used to speed up the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons, it seems that the Biden regime wants nuclear proliferation. Why would this be so?

I suspect The Biden Clan would like to see Iran get the bomb, and detonate one over Tel Aviv in a Mother of All Suicide Bombings.
What they don’t want is for Iran to not use it, and wait until they have half a dozen bombs. One each for the Greater and Lesser Satan’s in New York, Washington, London, Tel Aviv, Berlin and Paris.
The players in this game are not rational actors.

John Brumble
John Brumble
December 20, 2023 8:00 pm

One cubic meter per bloke per hour and 20?

Bludgers.

Brother and I shifted 3 cubic meters in 45 minutes….. of under turf.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 8:01 pm

The economics of mulch is quite curious. Tree chippings are essentially a waste product and generally make quite good (free) mulch ( except palms) but people still buy bags of generally inferior mulch from Bunnings.

Siltstone
Siltstone
December 20, 2023 8:01 pm

Where does one sign up as a litigation funder to participate in Fiona Brown’s earnings from her odds-on defamation action?

Alamak!
December 20, 2023 8:02 pm

Today was the day when the mulch had to be moved
Ten blokes turned up and moved 10m3 in one hour and twenty minutes
Job done !

See. Men can do anything! All by themselves!

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 8:05 pm

Not sharaz weather in the West. Something chilled and white for a few months yet.

Chris
Chris
December 20, 2023 8:06 pm

Hydrochloric acid you may survive, but hydrofluoric acid?
You be a dead man.

I know the HF of what I hyperbowl.

I once hand-carried a bottle of HF into a certain news-hogging Islamic country to check the dip of their drillholes which a Russian logging outfit had surveyed at 60.0 degrees to 400m on every hole. Too good to be true, right? So HF and acid tube.
“Mister Chris, this method is very … old, isn’t it?
“The word you are looking for Mr Mohammed is primitive. Yes, this is an independent technique just to check.”

My primitive method gave a result which I checked against the table in the Field Geologists Manual for meniscus correction on acid tube surveys.
60.0 degrees.
On four holes.
To 400m.
FMD. I hear you ask how can the third world drill to such precision through alternating magnetite and hard felsic intrusions?
Every hole they built a concrete and brick footing and bolted the Boart diamond rig and three-cylinder Deutz diesel engine directly to it like a 1940s industrial plant.
And I imagine they must have banned heavy pulldown forces such as used by Aussie drillers to get metres, too.

Roger
Roger
December 20, 2023 8:08 pm

Council offers mulched tree clippings gratis in this neck of the woods.

cohenite
December 20, 2023 8:09 pm

Trump’s appeal from the Colorado BS to the SC should succeed but remember these funks are on the SC:

Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan
Ketanji Brown Jackson
John G. Roberts

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 8:10 pm

Electricity consumption? How about oil&gas?

Total

US 19 million barrels a day.
China 14 million barrels a day.

Per capita consumption annually.

US 922 gallons per cap
China 140 gallons per cap.

How about gas consumption

US 90 cubic feet per cap
China 4.83 feet per cap. ( that’s 4 with a decimal after it).

Total gas consumption.

US gas consumption 832 billion cubic meters.
China gas consumption 330 billion cubic meters.

Sadly, it appears China is still in second place in terms of the size of the economy.

Chris
Chris
December 20, 2023 8:11 pm

The economics of mulch is quite curious. Tree chippings are essentially a waste product and generally make quite good (free) mulch ( except palms) but people still buy bags of generally inferior mulch from Bunnings.

But the Council blokes will only dump whole truckloads so ‘free’ is awkward.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 8:12 pm

Roger – yep there are a couple of places near here too. I used to just get a couple of buckets of Moreton bay fig leaves from the street which served well. No jacarandas.

Roger
Roger
December 20, 2023 8:14 pm

But the Council blokes will only dump whole truckloads so ‘free’ is awkward.

Dumped in several locations here. You roll up with a trailer/ute/bags and take what you need.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 8:15 pm

Siltstone

Dec 20, 2023 8:01 PM

Where does one sign up as a litigation funder to participate in Fiona Brown’s earnings from her odds-on defamation action?

Books closed.
I don’t think the legals on this one will be very high after the Lehrmann decision drops.
So far I think Ten’s local lawyers have bullshitted Paramount HQ in the US. I think that once Lee is finished with them, you can expect the adults from Paramount to get into the driver’s seat and stop the bleeding.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 20, 2023 8:17 pm

Looks like Jasper’s trying to splutter back to life. Convection over the top end and Gulf is booming, vertical wind shear low.

Wow, US outlets have Jaspers remnants as an invest again, short for investigation area.

None of the publicly available models interested in anything at the moment…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 8:17 pm

H B Bear

Dec 20, 2023 8:05 PM

Not sharaz weather in the West. Something chilled and white for a few months yet.

Be wary of the Pinfolds Sharaz.
It could be a Chinese knock-off.
Like Chateau La Feet.

Indolent
Indolent
December 20, 2023 8:17 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Sir Christopher Chope MP

Roger
Roger
December 20, 2023 8:18 pm

Moreton Bay figs…my part of the world. Magnificent specimens in their local habitat, albeit inclined to push up the bitumen and damage pipes.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 20, 2023 8:21 pm

Lysander
Dec 20, 2023 5:49 PM
At a cafe in Russell Square in ACT,

A cafe? Do you mean the old cafeteria at the airport end of the complex, or is Russell going full “cafe society”?

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 8:23 pm

So far I think Ten’s local lawyers have bullshitted Paramount HQ in the US. I think that once Lee is finished with them, you can expect the adults from Paramount to get into the driver’s seat and stop the bleeding.

Imagine if the trial goes really bad for them and the head office clears them out. Imagine looking for a job and telling the interviewer you were in-house counsel at 10.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 20, 2023 8:25 pm

And I imagine they must have banned heavy pulldown forces such as used by Aussie drillers to get metres, too.

Regrettably rife in the coal industry with rougher drilling companies on metres rates. Best one I saw was s 6m run of pure massive sandstone that was so ropy you would have thought someone put the 6m on a lathe, when challenged “yeah ah thats what you f*&%n get…”

cohenite
December 20, 2023 8:29 pm

The Colorado court’s indictment against Trump is fuked in many ways; but one of the most ironic is they have barred him from running because he incited an insurrection on Jan 6. None of the folks at the Capital and charged with criminal offences, and convicted were charged with insurrection.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 8:34 pm

Don’t sweat it Cronkite. It’s going to be overturned at the Supremos. You’re such a worry wart at times, which is par for the course with lawyer folk.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 8:34 pm

I think the only question Ch 10/ Paramount lawyers will have, “ Who do we make the cheque payable to and how many zeros?”

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 20, 2023 8:35 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Dec 20, 2023 6:46 PM
Please feel free to add more to my List.

The powers of the Commonwealth to be restricted to foreign policy, defence, trade and immigration.

Quarantine also, it is (or should be) linked to trade and immigration.

Muddy
Muddy
December 20, 2023 8:37 pm

People of sheep breed a government of wolves.

Boom!
Vivek Ramaswamy with Colion Noir.
(Youtube – a bit old, but I love that statement. As I’ve asked before: If our own government has no reason to fear us (no reason for believing there will be negative consequences for not listening to us), how can we expect anything other than deception, ignorance, or destruction from that same government?).

The population should NOT fear their government. That is Albo in Wonderland stuff – a surreal distortion of the natural state of democratic representation.

Muddy
Muddy
December 20, 2023 8:39 pm

Oops. Sorry. Formatting fail.

Also Ramaswamy:

“Diversity is not our strength, our strength is what unites us across the diversity”

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 8:40 pm

Roger at 8:18 – these are fine. Planted around an oval in the 1930 or 40s I expect. You see some interesting plantings around inner city Sydney but no one seems too concerned till a house actually collapses.

Indolent
Indolent
December 20, 2023 8:42 pm

The Rubin Report on a Malcolm Roberts speech.

Crowd Goes Silent as Politician Gives Brave Speech Denouncing WEF Agenda

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 20, 2023 8:44 pm

I see there is much talk of Penfolds Bin 389.

I used to be a keen consumer – many lunchtime in Bicentennial Park with my mates sharing a bottle over these divine bread rolls from a local Vietnamese bakery – damn their bread was good!

When I first went to Japan I took three bottles of grog (to share) for the first night: a chardonnay I scarce remember because it was for entree cheese, Bin 389 to go with a sliced beef dish of my friends devising, and a bottle of Irish Mist.

The last two were ambrosia! Although the Greek myths do not specifically refer to people slow dancing in the laneway to Falling Joys and (The) Clouds.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2023 8:44 pm

Quarantine also, it is (or should be) linked to trade and immigration.

Fair comment.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 20, 2023 8:54 pm

Someone has a problem with Vietnamese bread?

Or 90’s independent music?

Muddy
Muddy
December 20, 2023 8:55 pm

Indolent
Dec 20, 2023 8:42 PM

The Rubin Report on a Malcolm Roberts speech.
Crowd Goes Silent as Politician Gives Brave Speech Denouncing WEF Agenda

The ‘crowd’ was most likely either asleep, heavily medicated, or simply not present. Roberts’ speech, however, did remind me of my as-yet-unfleshed belief that a new feudalism is coming, at least regarding access to affordable energy.

Roger
Roger
December 20, 2023 8:56 pm

Roger at 8:18 – these are fine. Planted around an oval in the 1930 or 40s I expect.

My grandma’s old subruban street in inner city New Farm saw them planted probably around 1920, Bear. The road is much wider than modern design allows for and they still survive and flourish, albeit under close scrutiny from council’s tree doctors.

Zatara
Zatara
December 20, 2023 8:57 pm

Gaza hospital chief admits to being Hamas commander, using clinic as military base

The head of a Gaza hospital has admitted to being a senior Hamas commander — and detailed how the terror group transformed the medical site into an operational hub that once housed a kidnapped Israeli soldier.

Indolent
Indolent
December 20, 2023 8:59 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 9:02 pm

Imagine if the trial goes really bad for them and the head office clears them out. Imagine looking for a job and telling the interviewer you were in-house counsel at 10.

I keep saying this.
The longer it went, the more one wonders why Ten were persisting.
Until you realise that possibly the same lawyers who copped the writ also cleared the program for broadcast.
What do they say when the writ drops?
“Oops. We rolled the dice on the broadcast and got called on it. We’ll have to pay.”
No. I think Ten management have continued to play it down with Paramount HQ, portraying it as a Hail Mary suit from Lehrmann and, if they lose, bag out the jurdge.
But having worked for a couple of US multinationals, the one thing I do know is that their in-house lawyers have all the humour and empathy of Great Whites.
If the judgement goes badly for Ten, you can bank on swift and serious repercussions.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:10 pm

But having worked for a couple of US multinationals, the one thing I do know is that their in-house lawyers have all the humour and empathy of Great Whites.
If the judgement goes badly for Ten, you can bank on swift and serious repercussions.

One thing though, settlements in oz for these matters are comparatively minuscule to the often outlandish “gifts” in the US. However, they won’t forgive incompetence.

I suspect it was a stars thing. The stars run the show and overwhelmed the legal department.

cohenite
December 20, 2023 9:18 pm

Don’t sweat it Cronkite. It’s going to be overturned at the Supremos.

Maybe; if they take it.

This is just one play by the demorats to stop Trump. The law cases are ALL bullshit so in a real world they will all fail; but that leaves the Epstein option.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:22 pm

They will take it because it has important ramifications. It’s actually a (very) federal issue because of the implications with respect to the other states.

What’s the Epstein option?

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 20, 2023 9:23 pm

Chortle. A fill in no less. Try your luck outside the bubble darling. Daily Telegraph:

A fill-in host for one of the ABC’s most coveted radio spots has been sacked for a slew of anti-Israel posts after an influx of complaints from the Jewish community reached the public broadcaster’s chairwoman Ita Buttrose.

Antoinette Lattouf had been hosting ABC Sydney’s mornings program for just three days when numerous complaints were received about her conduct, including recent commentary on social media that “gas the Jews” footage from Sydney’s Opera House was unverified and accusations Israeli forces had committed rape.

The Australian understands that the complaints over Lattouf’s appointment were raised with Ms Buttrose and the board, with sources close to ABC management saying the chairwoman was “furious” with the decision to hire the anti-Israel broadcaster.

Lattouf’s inflammatory social media comments included: “It is also dangerous to and ­disingenuous to discuss Hamas using rape as a tool of war without acknowledging that ­Israeli forces do too.”

She also said in a TikTok video that “some kids matter more than others” and “if you have got to choose between sharing one child victim make sure it’s a blonde white one from Israel. Even though there are far more brown Arab kids being slaughtered people will click more and care more.”

Since the October 7 Hamas raids into Israel the outspoken ­activist has continued to issue a series of pro-Palestinian posts on her social media accounts, including X, formerly Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Under the ABC’s social media guidelines employees must “protect the ABC’s reputation, independence, impartiality and integrity”. She was sacked for breaching those rules.

Management was on Wednesday night scrambling to find a replacement for Lattouf, who is Australian-Lebanese. She was due to air the Sydney mornings’ program for the rest of the week.

Ms Buttrose, the board and managing director David Anderson received many complaints about Lattouf’s conduct and on Wednesday afternoon she was sacked just hours after finishing her program for the day.

Complaints to the ABC, seen by The Australian, included one member of the Jewish community voicing concerns to Mr Anderson about Lattouf’s ­offensive remarks. “I am troubled by Ms Lattouf’s bias as evidenced by her stance on opposing the authenticity of the ‘gas the Jews’ chants at the Sydney Opera House,” the woman wrote. “Her actions, in my opinion, contribute to a rewriting of history that is not only inaccurate but also harmful.”?

Lattouf also joined hundreds of journalists in signing a controversial open letter calling for all newsrooms to treat unverified information from the democratically elected government of Israel and terror group Hamas with the same “professional scepticism”.

This was later met with ­condemnation by ABC news ­director Justin Stevens, who emailed staff to say impartiality must be applied when reporting on the conflict in Israel.

“You should not sign any ­petition that may bring into question your impartiality or that of the ABC’s coverage,” he wrote

“Signing this petition may bring into question your ability to cover the story impartially.”

Despite this the ABC still proceeded with having Lattouf as a presenter on its radio network.

Ben Latimer is the ABC’s head of audio and oversees the radio arm but it is understood Sydney manager Steve Ahern appointed Lattouf to the role as a fill-in ­presenter.

Management will be reviewing the matter to determine how Lattouf was given the fill-in hosting role despite her outspoken and often offensive comments to the Jewish community that she has continued to make in recent months. The Australian made multiple attempts to contact Lattouf for comment but she did not respond.

An ABC spokesman said Lattouf would not be returning to the show and her replacement had not been decided.

“ABC Sydney casual presenter Antoinette Lattouf will not be back on air for her remaining two shifts this week,” he said.

The fallout also comes just a week after the ABC’s youth music channel was in turmoil after airing a controversial segment including the song Long Live Palestine and claims from an Indigenous guest presenter that there is “genocide and oppression and continued hate towards Palestine people”.

All Triple J guest presenters have been axed following the comments by Miss Kaninna, a Yorta Yorta, Djadja Wurrung, ­Yirendali and Kalkadoon musician and Triple j Unearthed artist.

ABC Middle East correspondent Tom Joyner was also investigated by the ABC after he posted offensive comments to a Whats­App group with hundreds of international journalists in October and said that claims of babies in ­Israel being beheaded by Hamas terrorists were “bullshit”.

Mr Anderson said in written correspondence to Liberal senator Hollie Hughes about the matter: “His (Joyner’s) intention was not to cause harm.”

Joyner was removed from the war zone following his online comments but has now returned to reporting on the conflict in ­Israel.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Alex Ryvchin said: “Lattouf has consistently used her platform to spread disinformation about ­Israel and to gaslight the Jewish community.

“Her irresponsible posts encouraged denial of the mob anti-Semitism we witnessed on the Opera House steps and fed anti-Semitic theories about Jewish dishonesty and manipulation.

“The national broadcaster understandably determined she didn’t meet their journalistic standards and would have used her position to cause greater harm.”

Just four days before Lattouf began her hosting gig on ABC radio she also penned an article with colleague Cam Wilson titled “Viral footage showed protesters chanting ‘gas the Jews’. Nobody can verify it.”

This comes despite NSW police being provided with testimony from witnesses at the event who said they heard the chant “gas the Jews”.

Quite a few morons listed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 9:24 pm

H B Bear

Dec 20, 2023 8:34 PM

I think the only question Ch 10/ Paramount lawyers will have, “ Who do we make the cheque payable to and how many zeros?”

For Brown?
Lee will be deciding if and how much Lehrrman gets paid.
But if Brown sues this isn’t just a business v business commercial litigation. It will be day after day of testimony about how a wealthy media personality and a media organisation tried to destroy a woman for just doing her job.
Not a good look.
Let’s cut the cheque.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 20, 2023 9:25 pm

Maybe give Triple J the Khyber Pass and be done with it.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:27 pm

Get a load of this abortion at the elite American schools.

To the extent that Ms. Gay’s academic bona fides were highlighted, it was to show that they advanced the DEI agenda. As dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the paper gushed, “she created an expansive initiative on inequality in America, oversaw hires intended to bolster Harvard’s offerings in the areas of climate change and ethnic studies, and sanctioned several well-known professors accused of sexual harassment.”

Ms. Gay’s predecessor, Lawrence Bacow, spent 10 years as president of Tufts University and 24 years on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking over at Harvard. His predecessor, Drew Gilpin Faust, was already a noted historian who had taught for two decades at the University of Pennsylvania and authored several well-received books in her specialty, the Civil War South.

The truth is that Ms. Gay’s defenders don’t want to acknowledge that her administrative experience and scholarly credentials don’t begin to match those of other people in similar posts. The same can’t be said of Ms. Magill, who was dean of Stanford Law School, provost of the University of Virginia and a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before being tapped to run Penn.

Ms. Gay wasn’t hired for her academic chops, and her problematic publishing record has become an additional embarrassment. Harvard has been forced to acknowledge multiple instances of “inadequate citation,” which is more commonly known as plagiarism. By some counts, close to half of Ms. Gay’s academic output contains instances of copying word-for-word from another source without using quotation marks.

Harvard’s dilemma illustrates a broader practical problem with racial-preference policies. Once you lower standards for hiring administrators or admitting students, you are forced to lower standards for evaluating their conduct and performance. For purposes of window dressing, people who have no business running elite institutions such as Harvard have been put in charge of people who have no business teaching or matriculating there. What could go wrong?

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:28 pm

whoops H/T WSJ.

cohenite
December 20, 2023 9:29 pm

What’s the Epstein option?

Hanging yourself 3″ off the cell floor with bed sheets, jock-straps and wrist watches.

Not to be confused with the shrillary option which involves suicide by shooting yourself in the back 10 times.

cohenite
December 20, 2023 9:35 pm

An ABC spokesman said Lattouf would not be returning to the show and her replacement had not been decided.

She’s a good looking kunt. In palestine or any other muzzie shithole she would have had 6 kiddies by now and be as fat as a 2 humped camel.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:36 pm

This dude is whip smart.

Vivek Ramaswamy
@VivekGRamaswamy
I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary ballot until Trump is also allowed to be on the ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country.

https://twitter.com/VivekGRamaswamy/status/1737290316527370495

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 20, 2023 9:37 pm

Antoinette here
There’s a few Tiktok efforts in the article which I am trying to retrieve but they may well be deleted.

P
P
December 20, 2023 9:38 pm

A spiteful and fatuous blacklist
Melanie Phillips – Dec 20, 2023

The UK is marching in lockstep with America’s disastrous Middle East policy

The crisis in the Red Sea, with a panicked US now assembling a multinational alliance to protect international shipping against Iran-backed Houthi attacks from Yemen, is testimony to the Americans’ arrogant and ignorant ineptitude. The Yemen crisis is the result of US policy in the Middle East under Biden and before him Obama — as was the Hamas pogrom of October 7.

The way to defeat Hamas and end the attacks by Hezbollah and Syrian groups against northern Israel is to target Iran.

Instead, through their pressure on Israel and clear reluctance to deploy the huge force assembled in the region, the US and UK have strengthened Hamas, further emboldened Hezbollah, Iran and its proxies, and ensured that Jews throughout the world will be increasingly hung out to dry.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 9:38 pm

I suspect it was a stars thing. The stars run the show and overwhelmed the legal department.

Yeah, that is a possibility too.
Times have changed. Twenty five years ago the lawyers would have ruled the roost, and no-one would dare depart from the cleared script*.
Now, not so much.
Two other possibilities.
Firstly, that general management overruled the lawyers.
Or, secondly, that someone like Llewellyn juiced up the script approved by the lawyers.

* Remember Jill Singer at Channel Stokes pulling a fainting couch stunt on air after the lawyers binned her hatchet job on Jeff Kennett.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 9:42 pm

JC

Dec 20, 2023 9:28 PM

whoops H/T WSJ.

OMG!
You quoted that without attribution?
Are you a Harvard grad?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 20, 2023 9:45 pm

I’m not sure I’d use these lawyers.
Ever.

marquelawyers
@marquelawyers
Trying to freeze the assets of an individual defendant in a case that isn’t about fraud or theft, just defamation, is straight from the crazy eyes section of the litigator’s handbook.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:46 pm

OMG!
You quoted that without attribution?
Are you a Harvard grad?

Oh God no. I learned the trick from Marty.

Crossie
Crossie
December 20, 2023 9:46 pm

cohenite
Dec 20, 2023 8:09 PM
Trump’s appeal from the Colorado BS to the SC should succeed but remember these funks are on the SC:

Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan
Ketanji Brown Jackson
John G. Roberts

The three justices Trump nominated have not covered themselves in glory. Worse still, they hate him and are just waiting to stab him again.

JC
JC
December 20, 2023 9:59 pm

Crossie

That’s four and the headcount on the supremos is 9, as you know. Roberts is weak, but I don’t think he’d go with the minority.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 10:01 pm

Marque lawyers from Dec 8 last year on Dumgold’s brain fart which was demolished by Sofronoff.

marquelawyers

@marquelawyers

There are insufficient words for how jaw-droppingly extraordinary this turn of events is. For a DPP to write such a letter, the situation would have to be extreme. It requires an immediate public inquiry with compulsive powers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 10:03 pm

thefrollickingmole

Dec 20, 2023 9:45 PM

I’m not sure I’d use these lawyers.
Ever.

marquelawyers
@marquelawyers
Trying to freeze the assets of an individual defendant in a case that isn’t about fraud or theft, just defamation, is straight from the crazy eyes section of the litigator’s handbook.

What are their thoughts on Fatso Sharaz demanding Reynolds cough up hundreds of thousands as security for costs in a mere defamation case?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 20, 2023 10:08 pm

Outdoor pursuits, still rampantly pursued in Brisvegas and surrounds.

I see the Brih-nee catastrophe shows no signs of slowing. I also feel quite strongly that the lady’s problem, quite simply, is this:

She has never been told ‘no’. By anyone, ever, in relation to anything.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 20, 2023 10:11 pm

A bit ordinary (the Hun);

Melbourne furniture icon Franco Cozzo has died, aged 87, his family has announced.

Mr Cozzo, a post-war immigrant from Sicily, became famous through his Brunswick and Footscray stores selling ornate furniture and his homemade TV commercials spruiking “grand sale”.

Grand sale, grand sale, grand sale.

Velour couches with lion-shaped armrests will spike in value.

Robert Sewell
December 20, 2023 10:18 pm

Chris

Dec 20, 2023 8:06 PM
Hydrochloric acid you may survive, but hydrofluoric acid?
You be a dead man.

I was referring more of the danger of hydroflouric acid – as used in glass etching and gold extraction. If spilt on skin, it just rips into and destroys the underlying layers and kills the poor bugger. IIRC one of the hospitals I worked in – Kalgoorlie? – we had Calcium Gluconate on the A&E trolley to sponge down skin spills.
Also IIRC, hydroflouric acid is the one the lads from the subcontinent used to throw in the faces of infidel women who were immodestly dressed. Horrific burns and scarring for the survivors.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 20, 2023 10:18 pm

Franco gone eh?

First thing I remember moving to Victoria in the 1980’s was those ads…

Few years ago we actually drove past one of his shops, still there.

Crossie
Crossie
December 20, 2023 10:21 pm

I see the Brih-nee catastrophe shows no signs of slowing. I also feel quite strongly that the lady’s problem, quite simply, is this:

She has never been told ‘no’. By anyone, ever, in relation to anything.

It may have been that Lerhmann was the first one to tell her no and therefore he had to be destroyed.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 20, 2023 10:23 pm

Margaret River was opened up by doctors too.
Like f#ck it was.
The Dalís planted vines here first in 1873, no that’s not a typo.
And then Margaret River came to us, a century later.
*names changed to protect my kids against being Historical Wine Family w#nkers

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 20, 2023 10:30 pm

a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before being tapped to run Penn.

From memory, Gay was one of only a handful people of colour who clerked for RBG during her tenure on the Supreme Court.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 20, 2023 10:36 pm

I’m halfway through the final Indiana Jones movie.
So far significantly better than the Crystal Skull abomination.
But not a patch on the first 3.
James Mangold is the director and he’s done some great stuff.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2023 10:39 pm

It may have been that Lerhmann was the first one to tell her no and therefore he had to be destroyed.

It’s my considered opinion that there is a certain element of “you go, girl. No – one will believe a man when he says he didn’t commit rope.”

Zafiro
Zafiro
December 20, 2023 10:41 pm

Megalo Megalo Megalo! Vale Franco.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2023 10:43 pm

Man wearing Jewish kippah targeted by Jetstar passenger with pro-Palestine vitriol

Exclusive
By alexi demetriadi
NSW Political Reporter
7:08PM December 20, 2023

A Sydney Jewish man who wore a traditional kippah on a Jetstar flight was met with a barrage of pro-Palestine vitriol from a fellow passenger, ?as cases of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment in Australia continue to soar.

It comes after The Australian revealed a 738 per cent rise in reported cases of anti-Semitism since Hamas’s October 7 attacks, according to an Executive Council of Australian Jewry report.

Sydney man Michael – whose middle name has been used over fears of further harassment – was aboard a Jetstar flight from Melbourne on Monday. He was wearing a traditional Jewish ­kippah.

Michael said that, while he was en route to the gate with his wife, a man of Middle Eastern ethnicity shouted “Free Palestine” upon seeing him.

“My wife responded with ‘from Hamas’,” Michael said.

“But he then shouted at us ‘Stop killing our babies’.

“I’m a practising Jew wearing a kippah, that was the only reason for why he targeted us.”

To his dismay, the man was four rows behind them when they boarded their flight.

“I’m a proud Jew, I refused to take it (the kippah) off,” he said.

Michael said upon landing the man shouted again across the aircraft “Free Palestine” and “Stop killing our babies”.

“We were minding our business, but fully aware he was behind us,” Michael said.

When he raised it with a flight attendant he was allegedly told: “Flight’s over, everyone off the plane.” “That is not an acceptable response,” said Michael, who ­explained he was “constantly looking over his shoulder” thereafter.

Michael reported the incident to the airline, NSW Police, the Jewish security organisation CSG and the Jewish Board of Deputies.

In a response from Jetstar to Michael, seen by The Australian, an employee said the matter had been “escalated” to HQ and that the airline would “not tolerate” harassment.

“Please be assured your concerns have reached the highest level of escalation within Jetstar,” they said.

A Jetstar spokeswoman said it was investigating the complaint and that it was taking it seriously.

Separately, Karin Kalif – a Jewish woman living in Brisbane – said she was “shocked” by alleged comments from a Qantas check-in employee upon returning from Israel in late November, via Sydney to Brisbane.

“The woman looked at my passport and started asking me, ‘Could you hear the bombs your government is dropping (on Gaza)’,” she said. “I was taken aback, I had friends that were killed on October 7.”

Ms Kalif filed a complaint with Qantas – sighted by this publication – after she landed. A Qantas spokeswoman said the airline was investigating and did not tolerate discrimination.

“I was pretty shocked,” Ms Kalif said. “She then said, ‘It’s terrible what your government is doing’.”

Australian Jewish Association chief executive Robert Gregory called the incidents “despicable”.

“Anti-Israel activists have injected politics into every place Australians go to relax,” he said.

“Passengers should not be harassed because of their religion or race. Everyone should feel safe while flying.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 20, 2023 10:45 pm

Roger at 8:56 – really need to be more concerned about the road, they’re pretty powerful. One at UWA literally tore itself in half. The branch must have weighed several tonnes.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 20, 2023 10:48 pm

In a response from Jetstar to Michael, seen by The Australian, an employee said the matter had been “escalated” to HQ and that the airline would “not tolerate” harassment

Escalate.

Not tolerate.

Zero tolerance.

Weaselly weasel words used by corporates as filler, while they try and work out what to actually do.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 10:51 pm

I see the Brih-nee catastrophe shows no signs of slowing. I also feel quite strongly that the lady’s problem, quite simply, is this:

She has never been told ‘no’. By anyone, ever, in relation to anything.

I have long thought this to be the case.
Maybe a bit cuter than the other little girls and quickly developed the “butter wouldn’t melt” art of deflection. This continues through primary school, adolescence, university and into the workplace until it almost becomes a reflex action.
Look, a lot of people either passively let other people take the fall for things, or even actively try to drop others in it.
But when the relative stakes are such that you get a mild warning on your HR file vs he gets ten years in the slot, most people have a moral compass which pulls them up before reaching that point.
I don’t think she has that moral filter.
The subsequent lies which surfaced clearly demonstrate that.
Example … She pisses off to lunch without telling anyone. When questioned she holds up the victim card … “It was a panic attack in the toilets. And don’t question me again.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 20, 2023 10:59 pm

Maybe a bit cuter than the other little girls and quickly developed the “butter wouldn’t melt” art of deflection.

At her peak, she was a Sydney 6.5.
A NY or London 5.
Not sure what that translates to in Canberra.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 10:59 pm

A neat little summary from the Daily Mail …

The 12 key Brittany Higgins claims that Fiona Brown denies

1. Denied having a single 45-minute meeting with Ms Higgins on March 26, 2019.

2. Ms Higgins did not disclose her alleged rape allegation during that meeting, nor did she cry hysterically.

3. Ms Brown did not ‘inform’ Ms Higgins that Mr Lehrmann was fired that day.

4. Denies ‘instructing’ Ms Higgins to take the rest of the day off on March 26.

5. She didn’t offer counselling because there was no rape disclosure.

6. Never spoke to Yaron Finkelstein about Ms Higgins’ rape allegation.

7. Didn’t offer counselling sessions because Ms Higgins said she was already getting counselling.

8. Denies telling Ms Higgins she couldn’t see CCTV, because she didn’t ask for it.

9. Denies that Ms Higgins raised the issue of mental health leave.

10. Ms Brown says she didn’t give Ms Higgins two options – go to Perth or leave Parliament.

11. Denies making her choose between her rape allegation and her career.

12. Denies telling Ms Higgins that she should remain silent about her rape allegation.

That is lotsa disputed items.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 20, 2023 11:01 pm

feelthebern

Dec 20, 2023 10:59 PM

Maybe a bit cuter than the other little girls and quickly developed the “butter wouldn’t melt” art of deflection.

At her peak, she was a Sydney 6.5.
A NY or London 5.
Not sure what that translates to in Canberra.

She’s from the Goldie.
Could be a Queensssland 8, maybe?

Dot
Dot
December 20, 2023 11:02 pm

Trying to freeze the assets of an individual defendant in a case that isn’t about fraud or theft, just defamation, is straight from the crazy eyes section of the litigator’s handbook.

Except it is about fraud. The Moller Memo is quite damning. Several facts not revealed in the criminal trial have come out in this defmation trial. They also sought to try to make Lehrmann permanently unemployable in addition to the absurd settlement.

Fraud is defined as gaining financial advantage or causing financial disadvantage by deception.

Zatara
Zatara
December 20, 2023 11:11 pm

This was written prior to Colorado’s Supreme Court shafting Trump but it makes clear what is likely to be addressed by the US Supremes.

The Case To Remove Trump From The Colorado Ballot Is Constitutionally Illiterate

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 20, 2023 11:12 pm

Not So Woke Now Then News:

A third man accused of sexual ­assault by a woman who has made multiple “pattern” rape ­allegations will walk free after NSW’s Office of Public Prosecutions discontinued proceedings, just weeks after a damning court judgment called on prosecutors to re-examine her claims.

Charges against the accused – known as JM – are set to be formally withdrawn in court amid scrutiny on the ODPP, which has been accused of taking a “lazy and perhaps politically ­expedient” approach to prosecutorial decisions.

The prosecution of JM follows the acquittal of two other men who faced near-identical ­allegations they had sexually ­assaulted the complainant, who claimed she was too drunk to consent.

But a District Court judge earlier this month found the woman had an “idiosyncratic” and erroneous view of what constituted sexual assault which was not challenged by prosecutors, who put the cases before a jury in what was labelled a miscarriage of justice. The woman had earlier ­pursued other criminal complaints against three other men, who all pleaded guilty.

After confirming late on Monday that the case against JM was proceeding despite District Court judge Robert Newlinds calling on prosecutors to “join the dots” and critically analyse the woman’s claims, the ODPP has now confirmed the prosecution has been discontinued.

Oz

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 20, 2023 11:17 pm

Merde! What have the Orstralians sent us!

Brittany Higgins and her fiancé David Sharaz have touched down in Paris after leaving Australia behind to start a new life in a small French village.

Daily Mail Australia understands the couple, who departed Brisbane International Airport on Monday dressed head-to-toe in white – to show solidarity to the women’s suffragette movement – landed at the Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday evening (AEDT).

This time however, the weary-eyed travellers were dressed in black as they pushed three suitcases across the arrivals terminal.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 20, 2023 11:22 pm

Merde! What have the Orstralians sent us!

Revenge for the atomic resting in the South Pacific?

Zippster
Zippster
December 20, 2023 11:23 pm

After confirming late on Monday that the case against JM was proceeding despite District Court judge Robert Newlinds calling on prosecutors to “join the dots” and critically analyse the woman’s claims, the ODPP has now confirmed the prosecution has been discontinued.

how about prosecuting the fruitcake for making false allegations!

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2023 12:08 am

Good to see the Daily Mail on the case. Do they have anyone in London?

pete of perth
pete of perth
December 21, 2023 12:30 am

A 9 on the Pilbara princess scale.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2023 12:38 am

Teh Paywallian editorialises on Brittany’s payout. Over to you Lieborals.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 21, 2023 12:40 am

Dave could probably pull a root in the Pilbara. If he lost a few pounds.

John H.
John H.
December 21, 2023 1:01 am

Sancho Panzer
Dec 20, 2023 11:01 PM
feelthebern

Dec 20, 2023 10:59 PM

Maybe a bit cuter than the other little girls and quickly developed the “butter wouldn’t melt” art of deflection.

At her peak, she was a Sydney 6.5.
A NY or London 5.
Not sure what that translates to in Canberra.

She’s from the Goldie.
Could be a Queensssland 8, maybe?

She nor Sharaz wouldn’t get a second look on the Gold Coast. That’s why they left. The picture in this article is Tallebudgera Creek. That’s why they left, it was recently closed because of sewage overflow caused by them. No matter where they go the s piles up. France better hope they don’t set up home near one of the nuke reactors.

https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/brittany-higgins-reveals-new-home-on-gold-coast-with-partner-david-sharaz/news-story/6d1d8eabee4bcc152fbb4b6f5bae405f

Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 4:17 am
Zatara
Zatara
December 21, 2023 4:53 am

Egypt Completes Wall to Keep Out Palestinians from Gaza

Egyptian workers recently completed a 8-10 foot concrete border wall to keep out Palestinians. A security fence topped with barbed wire stands before the concrete wall and a series of earthen berms are behind the concrete wall.

Hmm.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 4:59 am

Tim Blair in today’s Tele:

SBS ISSUES APOLOGY OVER VOICE SEGMENT
EXCLUSIVE – TIM BLAIR

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine has won a significant apology from SBS over his treatment while appearing on the taxpayer-funded network during the Voice referendum.

Mr Mundine, a prominent campaigner for the No vote in this year’s Voice to Parliament referendum, demanded justice following a heated exchange with Yes advocate Marcia Langton on SBS’s NITV channel’s The Point program.

Host Narelda Jacobs openly sided with Prof Langton during the exchange, broadcast live on October 14 as Voice votes were being counted. Mr Mundine, a Daily Telegraph columnist and former SBS board member, complained directly to SBS a day after the broadcast.

“In that interview I said Marcia Langton … had called Australia a racist country,” Mr Mundine wrote.
“Ms Jacobs interrupted me and made the following comment: ‘We’re not going to sit here and take you abusing a national treasure like Marcia Langton who never said that Australians were racist.’

“This comment by Ms Jacobs was false,” Mundine continued. “In 2017, Ms Langton said: ‘Of course, Australia’s racist. It’s a horrible racist country.’
“I was, in fact, quoting Ms Langton’s exact words.”

Mr Mundine also noted that his mic had been turned off as Prof Langton made critical comments about his businesses, preventing his comments in self-defence from being heard.

Two months after his complaint, SBS Ombudsman Amy Stockwell finally conceded that the broadcaster was in the wrong. “SBS apologises for these breaches,” she wrote.

Editorial page 20

Editorial:

DOUBLE TAKEDOWN FOR TAX-FED MEDIA

It wasn’t a great Tuesday for Australia’s tax-funded public broadcasters.
First it was revealed that SBS had apologised to Daily Telegraph columnist and Indigenous campaigner Warren Mundine over two breaches arising from an imbalanced interview broadcast on the night of the Voice referendum.

During that piece, Yes activist Marcia Langton was hailed as a “national treasure” while Mundine was cut off and criticised.

“The terms chosen,” SBS’s 2000-word apology read in part, “gave the impression one perspective had been unduly favoured over another.”

You don’t say.

Then, over at the ABC, Aunty fired stand-in Sydney mornings radio host Antoinette Lattouf after belatedly discovering what Lattouf had been posting for some considerable time on social media.

Let’s just say that Lattouf, who is not entirely convinced about the Jew-hatred shown on our Opera House steps in October, lacks a certain balance when it comes to Middle Eastern issues.

Both SBS’s treatment of Mundine and the ABC’s hiring of Lattouf indicate a political and social climate at our public broadcasters at odds with broader public opinion.

Overdue corrections don’t help.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 5:14 am

Today’s Tele:

AUSTRALIA’S WARSHIP REFUSAL DRAWS PRAISE
FROM CHINA

ELLEN RANSLEY

The Chinese government’s mouthpiece has welcomed reports Australia rejected the US request to send a warship to the Red Sea, saying the middle power was finally stepping out of America’s “shadow”.

In an opinion piece published by China’s state-run media The Global Times newspaper, author Jerry Grey celebrated the government’s reported refusal to send a warship to the Middle East, and Australia’s recent UN vote for a ceasefire. He said both proved Australia was “distancing itself from the US”.

“(Australia) has finally stepped out of the US’s shadow to call for a ceasefire and could potentially act as a mediator in the conflict if needed,” the paper said. “That opportunity will be lost if it has a military presence in the region. It is sensible for Australia to continue distancing itself from the US.”

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who seized power in Yemen nine years ago and have declared support for Hamas in the Israel-Gaza war, have targeted oil tankers and container ships in the Red Sea and Suez Canal, and vowed to continue to target ships going to Israel.

Economist Saul Eslake said several companies, including petrol giant BP, had already begun changing routes from the Suez Canal to the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the Yemini rebels and the extended trip would be reflected in prices in Australia next year.

Mr Eslake said products like European cars would be the most affected but the extent of the damage on inflation would depend on whether the US and its allies could bring the conflict under control.

Australia has refused to send its defence ships to assist in the operation but on Wednesday morning Australia co-signed a statement led by the US calling on the group to stop.

NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury said there had been a small jump in petrol prices after the initial Houthis attacks but the prices had fallen and would continue to fall over Christmas.

Editorial, page 20

Editorial:

LABOR’S CHAOS GOES GLOBAL

According to the popular understanding of chaos theory, a tiny event in one location may lead to a far more dramatic or destructive event elsewhere.

This concept is generally expressed through the idea of a butterfly flapping its wings and eventually causing a hurricane.

Australia is currently witnessing a chaos theory event of our own. Instead of a butterfly’s wings, however, we’re looking at Labor seats in southwestern Sydney.

And replace the hurricane with deadly storms of violence in the Middle East – and potential confrontation in coming years with communist China.

Remarkably, base political considerations in those largely Islamic Labor seats played a significant part in the Albanese government’s decision not to send a warship to the Red Sea.

That warship, requested by the US, would have joined an international military alliance helping to protect commercial shipping in the area.

Fearing a voter backlash, the Albanese government – now appearing rudderless, in keeping with nautical themes – may send only a small, verging on symbolic number of land-bound navy personnel to Bahrain.

Strike one for chaos theory. Concerns over the views of relatively few voters have materially reduced our Red Sea presence, and our AUKUS responsibility-sharing authority.

And now comes strike two. China is using its primary international propaganda outfit to heap scorn on Australia’s avoidance of any warship commitment.

The loathsome Global Times newspaper mocked the decision by characterising it as Australia “distancing itself from the US”.

The article, if it can be so described, was accompanied by a cartoon of an alarmed kangaroo pausing on the edge of a deep hole dug by a shovel attached to a US flag.

Full marks there for creative subtlety, Global Times.

While we shouldn’t allow the views of communist propagandists to influence foreign policy, neither should Australians be pleased that China’s rulers are openly laughing at us.

Right now, we’re a butterfly of ridicule.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 21, 2023 5:33 am

Knucklesfrom last night, “She’s never been told no”. Especially by the attendant at the buffet.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 21, 2023 5:36 am

Marcia Langton, a national treasure? A taxpayer funded gold leaf turd is still a turd.

Johnny Rotten
December 21, 2023 6:20 am

Tom
Dec 21, 2023 4:01 AM
Mark Knight.

So who let the farker into Australia in the first place?

Johnny Rotten
December 21, 2023 6:21 am

Thanks Tom.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 6:23 am

Robert Sewell
Dec 20, 2023 6:44 PM
Bertruk:

Price was especially impressive, landing the campaign’s finest woke slapdown during her National Press Club appearance in mid-September. Asked by some white kid in the audience if Australian Aborigines suffered because of colonisation, Price simply replied: “No.” She then elaborated: “A positive impact, absolutely. I mean, now we have running water, readily available food.”

And that’s the yardstick the Aboriginal people had to live by – their numbers were limited by starvation and they had to kill their excess babies and elderly to survive.
Only a Collectivist would find something noble in that.

Robert, I had a couple of PDF books and their links saved to a drive that were written in the late 1800s on that subject (think they may have been from Quadrant). Sadly my drive that the books were on crapped itself and I lost everything that was on it.

Lesson learnt…back up on a second storage unit.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 21, 2023 6:24 am

Lefty Polish government goes full fascist.

Outrage as New Polish Globalist Govt Shuts Down TV Channel, Sacks Media Companies Bosses (20 Oct)

The new Polish culture ministry announced Wednesday it had fired the heads of several broadcasters. The management and supervisory boards of Televison Poland, Polish Radio, and the Polish Press Agency were all dismissed.

Police were seen entering the headquarters of TVP on Wednesday, and the broadcaster was taken off air, the output of a substitute channel being broadcast instead to Polish televisions.

Poland had nationwide elections in October. While Mateusz Morawiecki’s national-conservative PiS emerged again as the largest party, it did not gain enough seats to govern alone and the globalist-Eurocrat Donald Tusk’s Civic Coalition was able to form a coalition with the Third Way party and the New Left party and form a government.

The new Third Way party does seem to be an astroturf party, since it is supposed to be centre-right. It certainly isn’t acting like it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 6:30 am

BH’s status on the GC is debatable.
There is normal GC world where she’d be 6ish when she was at her peak.
But when compared to that small ecosystem of plastic fantastics who inhabit the place she’d be lucky to be a 2.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
December 21, 2023 6:41 am

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to condemn the “lefty Polish government” for heavying and shutting down media they don’t like.
That’s just a line they use on conservative governments, like Hungary’s Orban.

Johnny Rotten
December 21, 2023 6:43 am

Both SBS’s treatment of Mundine and the ABC’s hiring of Lattouf indicate a political and social climate at our public broadcasters at odds with broader public opinion.

Overdue corrections don’t help.

Fine the Directors/’Leaders’ of SBS PERSONALLY…………..Hit them where it really hurts.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 6:46 am

pete of perth
Dec 21, 2023 12:30 AM

A 9 on the Pilbara princess scale.

A Wildebeest?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 21, 2023 6:58 am

Car crash.

“Tesla Wannabe” EV Names Have Run Out Of Cash, As SPAC-Crazed Bubble Bursts (21 Dec)

The report noted that at least 18 EV and battery startups, including high-profile names like Nikola and Fisker, face the risk of depleting their cash reserves by the end of 2024. These companies, once known for their ambitious goals to revolutionize the industry with electric trucks and SUVs, have struggled with increasing costs and manufacturing challenges.

Gavin Baker, chief investment officer at Atreides Management, told WSJ: “It was by far the most insane bubble I have ever seen.”

The report reminds readers that most of the struggling companies went public via SPACs, which gained popularity during the pandemic and allowed startups to make unchecked growth projections and skip the rigorous due diligence process associated with a formal IPO.

Meanwhile, the EV industry’s volatility is evident, with demand growing but not exploding as anticipated. Even industry leaders like Tesla are cutting prices, adding pressure on new entrants.

The whole thing was confected out of nowhere, pumped up with government subsidies and hype, and based on lies about climate science. Now it’s crashing, as governments are skint and the lack of real demand leaves lots of EVs unsold.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 6:58 am

Paywallion:

Rape case #7 ends: charges dropped

By NATASHA ROBINSON
HEALTH EDITOR
21 Dec 2023

A third man accused of sexual ­assault by a woman who has made multiple “pattern” rape ­allegations will walk free after NSW’s Office of Public Prosecutions discontinued proceedings, just weeks after a damning court judgment called on prosecutors to re-examine her claims.

Charges against the accused – known as JM – are set to be formally withdrawn in court amid scrutiny on the ODPP, which has been accused of taking a “lazy and perhaps politically ­expedient” approach to prosecutorial decisions.

The prosecution of JM follows the acquittal of two other men who faced near-identical ­allegations they had sexually ­assaulted the complainant, who claimed she was too drunk to consent.

But a District Court judge earlier this month found the woman had an “idiosyncratic” and erroneous view of what constituted sexual assault which was not challenged by prosecutors, who put the cases before a jury in what was labelled a miscarriage of justice. The woman had earlier ­pursued other criminal complaints against a string of other men.

After confirming late on Monday that the case against JM was proceeding despite District Court judge Robert Newlinds calling on prosecutors to “join the dots” and critically analyse the woman’s claims, the ODPP has now confirmed the prosecution has been discontinued.

“The reasons for discontinuing an individual prosecution are privileged and will not be disclosed,” the office said in a statement. “The ODPP is not aware of further prosecutions currently on foot involving the same ­complainant.

“The decision to proceed with or terminate any prosecution is taken carefully and in accordance with the Prosecution Guidelines. Factors taken into account include matters relating to the victim, the accused and the offence.

“Factors which are irrelevant to the decision include political, individual or sectional interests, including media coverage or public sentiment.”

The discontinuance of the prosecution against JM comes after Judge Newlinds registered a “deep level of concern” over the abrogation of the prosecutor’s duty to interrogate complainants’ allegations amid concerns the ODPP was putting hopeless cases before juries and called upon prosectors to stop further prosecutions of men as a result of allegations levelled by the complainant who had gone to police about a string of men, at least six of whom faced charges in court.

“I think the prosecution took the lazy and perhaps politically expedient course of identifying that the complainant alleged she had been sexually assaulted and without properly considering the question of whether there was any evidence to support that allegation, and just prosecuted so as to let the jury decide,” he said in a costs judgment in the case of R v Martinez, which was dismissed by a jury after one hour of deliberation earlier this month.

“This must stop. Justice has not been served and will not be served by repeated cases being ­prosecuted based on obviously flawed evidence.”

In the Martinez case, the complainant had alleged she was sexually assaulted because she had been drunk and could not remember the evening in question. However, the court heard that she had initiated sex and enthusiastically consented. Another case against a defendant dubbed AS also went before a jury in November, with that accused also acquitted. The case against AS involved a very similar scenario, and Judge Newlinds said the men could not receive a fair trial because the jury was prevented from hearing details of the complainant’s history of accusing multiple men.

NSW DPP Sally Dowling SC, responded angrily to the criticism levelled by Judge Newlinds, issuing a statement saying the ODPP would make a complaint to the Judicial Commission.

“The ODPP unequivocally rejects any suggestion that it makes prosecution decisions lazily or on the basis of political expedience, or that it operates according to ‘some sort of unwritten policy’, as the judge has speculated,” the ODPP said in a statement.

“Such remarks unfairly impugn the integrity of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the staff of the ODPP.”

NATASHA ROBINSON HEALTH EDITOR

As someone mentioned earlier, prosocute her for false accusations.

rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 7:00 am
rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 7:02 am
Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 7:08 am

Curses…:

prosecute

Johnny Rotten
December 21, 2023 7:09 am

The Coming American Civil War?

https://youtu.be/aDyQxtg0V2w

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
December 21, 2023 7:09 am

Judge Newlinds is a worthy candidate for the now unfortunately tainted honour “Australian Of The Year”.

Though I think he’d respectfully decline knowing that a skank like Grace Tame had been a previous recipient.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 7:15 am

Marles is wrong – Australia is taking US and UK nuclear waste!

https://michaelwest.com.au/defence-minister-richard-marles-is-wrong-australia-is-taking-us-and-uk-nuclear-waste/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=2023-12-21&utm_campaign=Michael+West+Media+Weekly+Update

Rex Patrick via Michael West.
Time will tell, but wouldn’t it be delicious if Australia gets nuclear waste from our AUKUS “partners” long before a sub is delivered.
It looks like Rex Patrick is the only journo digging deep into this shit show.

John Brumble
John Brumble
December 21, 2023 7:16 am

Oh ffs will you ugly old men cut the garbage about out of 10 ratings?

“Ooh, oooh, I’m so much more picky than anyone else because I can be.”

It’s like a blog troll being convinced no one can see through their sock puppetry.

Everyone knows that for anyone playing that silly game, either the stupid scale is performative or they prefer men to women.

rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 7:21 am

What about the men who plead guilty? They may have felt their situation was hopeless and been convinced to plead guilty with the carrot of a reduced sentence dangled in front of them.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2023 7:30 am

Oh ffs will you ugly old men cut the garbage about out of 10 ratings?

I’m not old, and chicks dig scars.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
December 21, 2023 7:30 am

With regards joining the dots, another 3(?) men took a guilty plea due to the complainants allegations – I wonder what ‘deal’ they may have been offered by the ODPP and whether they have any recourse now?

Would also be in the public interest to know whether the complainant has been receiving any victim of crime financial compensation in each case as well.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 21, 2023 7:30 am

Rosie why would plead guilty to something you didn’t do? I certainly would prefer to be wrongly convicted.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 21, 2023 7:32 am

JB doesn’t seem to realise women do it to. Its called natural selection.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 21, 2023 7:37 am
The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
December 21, 2023 7:38 am

The wrong sort of immigration gets you the beheading of a nativity scene. An astute commenter surmised that the donkey might also have been sexually assaulted.
From Germany

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2023 7:40 am

NSW DPP Sally Dowling SC, responded angrily to the criticism levelled by Judge Newlinds, issuing a statement saying the ODPP would make a complaint to the Judicial Commission.

Go right ahead love. Make a fuss. Get yourself sacked and get the law changed.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2023 7:45 am

“What about the men who plead guilty? They may have felt their situation was hopeless and been convinced to plead guilty with the carrot of a reduced sentence dangled in front of them.’

Correct Rosie. Many men in such situations, overwhelmed by hopelessness and fear, have pleaded guilty. There is great pressure on them.

And remember, I’m pretty sure I remember reading that in the Bruce Lerhmann case, ACT Legal Aid had suggested to Lehrmann that he plead guilty. Lehrmann refused to. Secondly, I’m pretty sure I remember reading that the judge in the case, a female, also suggested he plead guilty (although I could be wrong about the judge, but I’m not wrong about Legal Aid).

The pressure young men are under in such circumstances is enormous.

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2023 7:46 am

Dowling was a Liberal appointee, appointed by Mark Sleazeman when he was AG.

duncanm
duncanm
December 21, 2023 7:50 am

I’m upset this morning. @MikeCarlton has blocked me on twitter for pointing out his multiple idiocies.

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2023 7:50 am

As to what Perfidious Albino said:

There are possible acts of fraud, perjury and even perversion of the course of justice by DPP officials.

The law needs to be changed (with mass sackings) and this is an even bigger scandal than the Higgins scandal.

Quite frankly I hope the DDPP makes such a huge fuss about this it can’t be ignored.

People like Kerri Judd are no better than mafioso capos, the difference is she has a commission. If the NSW DPP were to proceed against a forthright defendant we could end up with another DDPP in the High Court asking them to get again, ignore complainant testimony to further their perjury and fraud. To be frank, Henry Hill had more credibility than her.

This is absolutely unacceptable in a free and just society.

Cases like these are literal cancer for the fabric of society. It’s a lot of why men aren’t approaching women much anymore let alone marrying them or having kids.

rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 7:51 am
Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 7:53 am

It looks like Rex Patrick is the only journo digging deep into this shit show.

Bern, FYI, Rex Patrick is a former politician and, before that, an RAN electronics technician. He is not a journalist.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2023 7:54 am

A Sydney Jewish man who wore a traditional kippah on a Jetstar flight was met with a barrage of pro-Palestine vitriol from a fellow passenger, ?as cases of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment in Australia continue to soar.

How does this compare to the (awful, horrible, no good, dastardly) practice of hijab twitching?

//sarc, for the stupid among the lurkers//

rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 7:54 am

Rosie why would plead guilty to something you didn’t do? I certainly would prefer to be wrongly convicted.

Because you had sex with the accuser, you were both intoxicated and you don’t know how to overcome her claims when the steamroller of justice is coming your way.

Crossie
Crossie
December 21, 2023 7:56 am

The Bungonia Bee
Dec 21, 2023 6:41 AM
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to condemn the “lefty Polish government” for heavying and shutting down media they don’t like.
That’s just a line they use on conservative governments, like Hungary’s Orban.

Why would they condemn the Polish government when they would like nothing better than to have the AFP do the same to Sky News?

Dot
Dot
December 21, 2023 7:58 am

Oh ffs will you ugly old men cut the garbage about out of 10 ratings?

This is the last and definitive word.

Joanna Krupa was for a long time, 11/10.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:01 am

OK, he’s not a journalist.
He’s the only one doing FOI requests into the steaming AUKUS turd.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:11 am

Neil (test).

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 21, 2023 8:11 am

Ahhh. That’s where mUnter’s been all this time (the Courier-Mail):

A family owned butcher has been targeted in a callous robbery that saw almost 400 kilograms of meat stolen overnight.

Glasshouse Country Meats owner Lisa Wagner told Channel 9 she felt sick to her stomach watching back the footage captured by her businesses CCTV.

“About 400kg has been stolen, cartons of meat as well as full leg hams, 16 leg hams,” Ms Wagner said.

‘Full leg hams’. There has to be a Brih-nee joke in there somewhere.

The ham thief who is yet to be caught can be seen walking three wheelie-bin loads worth of Christmas meats back to his car before taking off with the goods.

A ham-burgler. Oh yes.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:11 am

The (test).

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 21, 2023 8:11 am

12 dot.
at least 12

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:12 am

Seal (test).

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:12 am

Neil the seal (test).

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:14 am

Ok, Neil the Seal seems like a bit of a j*rk, as far as seals go.

PS, Dover J-E-R-K is a banned word ?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
December 21, 2023 8:14 am

Oh ffs will you ugly old men cut the garbage about out of 10 ratings?

Well I prefer a 10 to, say, a 3. Like the girl in that fillum. Now she was a 10!

Vicki
Vicki
December 21, 2023 8:14 am

I was fortunate to get my letter published in the Oz today. It was in response to the appalling ambiguity of the Albanese government in respect to support of Israel & the potential effect of encouraging hostility to our Jewish community. I was not the only contributor to express concern. Maybe the issue will have traction.

https://todayspaper.theaustralian.com.au/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=4b1aa3db-be97-4f1f-b5f5-d8c023106cc5

Paul Kelly rightly points out (“ALP’s confusion over Mid-East war reveals its changed character” The Australian, 20 December) the significant shift in the Albanese government’s position regarding the Israeli conflict in Gaza.

It was open to Australia to abstain, as many western allies did, from the UN resolution in respect to cease-fire. But we did not. This sent a clear signal to the pro-Hamas sympathisers in this country that the government is not unsympathetic to their claims. While Sydney and other capital cities endure regular anti-Semitic gatherings in public places our Jewish communities understandably feel unsafe and threatened.

The Albanese government cannot continue to be ambiguous on these issues. They either stand for the rights of all Australians to feel safe and welcome on our streets, or they do not. They may think that the greater community is unconcerned. But the result of the recent Voice referendum indicates that they are failing to read the mood of Australia.

calli
calli
December 21, 2023 8:15 am

I thought it was Alex.

calli
calli
December 21, 2023 8:16 am

To answer your question…yes. The “j” word is verboten.

Like SincCat but different.

Real Deal
Real Deal
December 21, 2023 8:17 am

Oh ffs will you ugly old men cut the garbage about out of 10 ratings?

I agree. And I rate that comment a straight 8.5.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2023 8:18 am

“The decision to proceed with or terminate any prosecution is taken carefully and in accordance with the Prosecution Guidelines. Factors taken into account include matters relating to the victim, the accused and the offence.

Factors which are irrelevant to the decision include political, individual or sectional interests, including media coverage or public sentiment.”

The Italicised bit reminds me of a Yes Prime Minister episode about there being “absolutely no question of the BBC bowing to political pressure”.

Crossie
Crossie
December 21, 2023 8:20 am

The ham thief who is yet to be caught can be seen walking three wheelie-bin loads worth of Christmas meats back to his car before taking off with the goods.

A ham-burgler. Oh yes.

All they have to do is check who is selling hams and meat on eBay and pay them a visit.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2023 8:20 am

Barking Toad
Dec 21, 2023 7:09 AM
Judge Newlinds is a worthy candidate for the now unfortunately tainted honour “Australian Of The Year”.

Though I think he’d respectfully decline knowing that a skank like Grace Tame had been a previous recipient.

Oi! Get the name correct, that’s Graceless Tame.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 21, 2023 8:23 am

400kg of ham? Magda?

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 21, 2023 8:25 am

Openly thumbing his nose. Herald Sun:

Usman Khawaja did not have ICC approval to wear a black armband during the first Test to mark the plight of Palestinians in Gaza, leaving him open to sanctions from the governing body.

Having been told he would not be allowed to wear pro-Palestinian slogans on his shoes during the match as he had hoped to do, Khawaja instead chose to don a black armband throughout the game.

Black armbands are worn routinely by players to mark personal or cricketing bereavements, however in order to do so they must have approval from both their home board and the ICC’s cricket operations department.

Suspend him with no pay. Scratch all advertising with him in it. Suspend his commentary duties. Rinse and repeat all summer, preferably the rest of his career.
Tom nailed it during the Perf Test. Australians are mightily sick of seeing cricket princesses preening around the ground whilst being fellated by the media. They are attention whores who are adding zero to anything. Or minus 40 million if you talk about Alinta.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 21, 2023 8:26 am

Public prosecutors across a few states are compromised. Remember Pell and the VIK OPP.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
December 21, 2023 8:27 am

Here we are 21 December 2023, two more days til the end if the traditional working week. Business winds down, peoples minds are on family, Christmas and having a break.

I await patiently the traditional Dumping of the Garbage from Victorian Labor Government. Although to be honest they have been dumping quite a bit out of season already.

calli
calli
December 21, 2023 8:27 am

Ham on the lam.

Queensland this time, not the south of France.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:29 am

Queensland this time, not the south of France.

Maybe someone wanted a mid-flight snack?

Cassie of Sydney
December 21, 2023 8:29 am

Vicki
Dec 21, 2023 8:14 AM”

Thank you Vicki. Looking forward to catching up with fellow Cats tonight.

I just want to say this, we Jews are now living in a parallel universe, a universe made of eggshells, and we Jews are now tiptoeing around on these eggshells, it isn’t pleasant. When I go to work I function okay, I do my job properly but nobody knows how I am feeling underneath. I guess nobody can know, I can’t expect them to know, but my apprehension is sometimes overwhelming. Yesterday, when I got into a lift to go up a few floors, there was another woman in the left who is also Jewish. Whilst there were other people in the lift, we smiled at each other, I said hello to her, she said hello back, we then asked each other how we were “travelling”, she said “okay”, I said ‘okay” and then I said, “when we’re here it is like we are in a parallel universe” to which she nodded and agreed. I could see her apprehension, she could see mine.

I’m grateful for those Australians who have the back of Australian Jews, a community that has basically existed since the first fleet, but I’m seeing a lot of ambiguity, a lot of silence, a lot of cowardice. Here’s the thing, there should be a march in every city of this country, a march AGAINST Jew hatred, where hundreds of thousands of Australians come out to show solidarity with the Australian Jewish community. Until then my apprehension is going no where because the Jew hatred now running amok in this country isn’t like the Jew hatred of old, where people had stupid stereotypes of Jews being rich and having big noses. NO, NO, the Jew hatred now palpable in this country has been imported from some very unsavoury places on the planet, and the left are now openly aligning themselves with genocidal violent Jew hatred, condoning rape, slaughter and kidnapping of Jews. And don’t think for one moment that the perpetrators and their sympathisers, such as the left, wouldn’t do to us Jews here what they did to the Jews in Southern Israel on 7 October 2023.

Jorge
Jorge
December 21, 2023 8:30 am

Ita likely has few feelings/ opinions either way about Israel and the Palestinians. That’s a cover.
This is just a senior in a position of power smashing down a bumptious, good looking, youthful up and comer.
Take that, kid !
FU, Time, Fate, Decline and Decay !
I’m not a has-been.

Don’t piss off the powerful as the shadows lengthen.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 21, 2023 8:31 am

But seriously, no matter how many millions Tasmania spends on marketing, a seal performing for social media has done more to raise its profile globally.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 21, 2023 8:34 am

All they have to do is check who is selling hams and meat on eBay and pay them a visit.

Or at the local pub.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 21, 2023 8:36 am

Johnny Rotten

Dec 21, 2023 6:20 AM

Tom
Dec 21, 2023 4:01 AM
Mark Knight.

So who let the farker into Australia in the first place?

We ask that question every time you post here.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 21, 2023 8:38 am

Cassie of Sydney
Dec 21, 2023 7:46 AM
Dowling was a Liberal appointee, appointed by Mark Sleazeman when he was AG.

Another Slime infiltrator, alongside Green Kean.

Vagabond
Vagabond
December 21, 2023 8:38 am

Cassie of Sydney
Dec 21, 2023 8:29 AM

I just want to say this, we Jews are now living in a parallel universe, a universe made of eggshells, and we Jews are now tiptoeing around on these eggshells, it isn’t pleasant.
…snip…
Yesterday, when I got into a lift to go up a few floors, there was another woman in the left who is also Jewish. Whilst there were other people in the lift, we smiled at each other, I said hello to her, she said hello back, we then asked each other how we were “travelling”, she said “okay”, I said ‘okay” and then I said, “when we’re here it is like we are in a parallel universe” to which she nodded and agreed. I could see her apprehension, she could see mine.

I suspect this is now a very common experience. I had pretty much the same exchange with another Jewish person at a social function where there were very few other Jews present. Nobody said anything nasty or political there but you are always aware that it could happen.

Tom
Tom
December 21, 2023 8:40 am

I was fortunate to get my letter published in the Oz today.

Congratulations, Vicki!

My broader concern about the trade union government in Canberra is that it no longer represents anyone but the tiny minority (8% outside the public service) who belong to unions.

And unions no longer need members as they have been gifted the immense cash flow that comes with control of the $A3.5 trillion Australian superannuation industry.

Therefore, unions are now little more than nurseries for Marxist political radicals.

The Elbow regime represents neither the working class or middle Australia and, on the surge of anti-semitism that you note in your letter, they are behaving exactly as we would expect of a bunch of political radicals.

Australians hate radicalism and voted for it in 2022 only because the “conservative” LNP government had become Labor lite — as Turnbull’s anointed successor intended.

rosie
rosie
December 21, 2023 8:45 am
calli
calli
December 21, 2023 8:49 am

hamas leader thanks Canada Australia and New Zealand for their support.

This is where the dregs of the Labor Party has taken us.

There are Jews in office in the Party. Dreyfus, Danby? Where are you and what do you think? Or are you laying low and hoping at all goes away? It won’t.

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