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Rabz
January 12, 2024 7:56 pm

Imagine if Steven Spielberg was making Schindler’s List now under latest Hollyweird guidelines

Steyn wrote a column many moons ago about the Holocaust becoming increasingly less* about Jews and more about pinkos, wooftahs, gypsies, trade onionists and the occasional intellectually disabled imbecile – oh – and with the odd Jew in there trying to claim credit for the whole thing …

Once the last Holocaust survivor is dead, watch moozleys (aided and abetted by the braindead lamestream meeja) claim it never happened.

What the fork is it with imbeciles and their bizarre obsessions with personages of the Hebrew persuasion, for fork’s sake?

Enough.

*err, as opposed in this case to “fewer” … 😕

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 7:56 pm

Top Ender
Jan 12, 2024 5:55 PM
Surely Woollies having an “Advisory Board” for one section of the population is condescending? Such people must need lotsa help.

Where is their Board for short people? How do short customers reach the top shelves?

I have a wife who is short. The answer is to ask someone taller.

I think that Colesworths should have a tall “floor walker” on duty at all times.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:01 pm

Sancho:

This all works fine if:-
a) there is bonhomie and good humour among shifts and station crews to pick up shortfalls; and
b) handover documentation between shifts and down the line is meticulous.

I would add that each station has at least ONE person who is experienced at the previous and following station.
I won’t talk of a lady patient who fell in the bathroom, went through A&E and up to Cardiac Stepdown with a shortened and rotated L leg. Who was then moved to orthopaedics for an impacted # Neck of femur but because she had a dodgy (at her age expected ) rhythm. It happens that not obvious signs are missed when pressure is applied for throughput.
Unfortunately the fact that experienced employees cost more than new ones is a factor in not retaining the experienced ones.

billie
billie
January 12, 2024 8:02 pm

Dot

Our main weapon

Is surprise !

bons
bons
January 12, 2024 8:04 pm

I just heard that Albanese and Wong are not going to attend the Leggoland wedding.

OK. Don’t supportourt allies in the Red Sea, but a Royal Wedding? Jeez who are these people?

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:06 pm

Black Ball
Jan 12, 2024 6:51 PM

So, if Aboriginal people can own their own homes, they’ll be responsible for maintaining those homes?

I think this is one of the biggest issues. The housing set up now for black fellas throughout the north of Australia is rent or almost free. So there is no pride or care when windows are broken and walls kicked in.
Also the loans for home ownership. It’s all very well and exciting to get the loan, but you need to be ready for 2 decades of paying it back.

Very good point.
What happens when the home is repossessed for non payment of loan?
The tenants are kicked out?
And what will happen then?
I leave that to your – and our – imagination.

eric hinton
eric hinton
January 12, 2024 8:07 pm

I have a wife who is short. The answer is to ask someone taller.

I think that Colesworths should have a tall “floor walker” on duty at all times.

Jack Reacher

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 8:07 pm

Da bruvvas have hidden Albo’s passport for 2024.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 8:10 pm

JC

Only thing is the delivery system eventually kills you stone deadsky.

So does being born.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
January 12, 2024 8:11 pm

Short, Boambee? The PC term is ‘vertically challenged’, I’ll have you know. Off to the Gulag for you!

Rabz
January 12, 2024 8:13 pm

Two as yet unextinctificated Rock Chicks:

Miss Ellen
Miss Ellie

eric hinton
eric hinton
January 12, 2024 8:13 pm

Oops. Casual plagiarism

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:13 pm

Cassie:

I don’t want creeps like him in female only spaces. He is NOT a female, he is a transvestite, a freak, an offensive freak.

He is daring you to do something about it.
That way he can scream his anger and frustration out at you with no danger of being pulled up, and the chance of getting sympathy – its passive aggressive behaviour.
There’s a lot of it around because it’s rewarded.
Muslims love it – they can present themselves as being the victims in just about every scenario you can think of.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
January 12, 2024 8:15 pm

Church worker charged with kiddie fiddling, gloats the GayBC in its headline:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-01-12/phillip-gordan-ronald-salt-pleads-not-guilty-child-sex-charges/103314668

It’s been seven years and we’re still waiting for the GayBC to report on its own Jon Stephens.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 8:17 pm

Assume that 80% black on white and black on Hispanic violent crime is committed by black males, and the female/male is a 50/50 split. This means that violent criminals from the male cohort (6.5% of the population) is responsible for ~40% of violent crime.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 8:20 pm

Miss Ellen

Is she the one from the Ting Tings?

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (2007)

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 8:24 pm

JC
Jan 12, 2024 8:17 PM
Assume that 80% black on white and black on Hispanic violent crime is committed by black males, and the female/male is a 50/50 split. This means that violent criminals from the male cohort (6.5% of the population) is responsible for ~40% of violent crime.

Those numbers are both racist and sexist. Join me in the Gulag, where I am serving time for being heightist (see Old Lefty at 2011).

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 8:26 pm

From the archives. For anyone who ever pulled on a boot, or picked up a rifle.

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces think I’m too old to track down terrorists.

You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing arse backwards.

Instead of sending 18 – year olds, they should be sending us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 55.

For starters, researchers say 18 year olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys think about sex a couple of times a month, leaving us more than 280,000 extra seconds a day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. “My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry.” We ARE bad tempered and impatient and maybe killing some arsehole who richly deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18 year old doesn’t like to get up before 10 AM. Old guys have to get up early to pee, so what the Hell? Besides, like I said, I’m tired, I can’t sleep, and since I’m already up, I might as well be up killing some arsehole who richly deserves it.
If captured, we couldn’t spill the beans because we had forgotten where we put them. In fact name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser. Date of birth? Haaaa – You must be joking!

Rookies would be easier for old guys. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at and we’re used to soft food. We’ve developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve used them as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.
They could lighten up on the obstacle course though. I’ve been in combat, and I’ve never seen a twenty foot wall with a rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any push ups after rookies.

Actually, the running is kind of a waste of energy, too. I’ve never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

Let the young ones at at home. Let us old guys go. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts, with terrible attitudes, and automatic weapons, who know the best years of their lives are behind them.
And recruiting women over 50….in menopause!!! You think MEN have attitudes?

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 8:28 pm

First rule of modelling – don’t show your assumptions

bons
bons
January 12, 2024 8:28 pm

I just agreed with James Ashby.

Am I a bad person?

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 8:28 pm

Boambee John
Jan 12, 2024 8:24 PM

Musk would’ve been banned on old twitter for saying that.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 8:29 pm

Is she the one from the Ting Tings?

err, BoN, seriously?

She is one of the most legendary Rock Chicks in human history.

Miss Ellen Foley – performed all the backing vocals on Bat outta Hell as well as various classic Clash Tracks, such as this one … 🙂

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:30 pm

Bourne1879
Jan 12, 2024 7:31 PM
Unless we deploy an entire Brigade – at a minimum – it’s a waste of time and resources.
We desperately need to get combat experience at at least that level to get ALL functions of a battlegroup experience as an integrated group.
There’s no point in getting an infantry company experience at warfare if the supporting arms continue to be untested.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 8:33 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
January 12, 2024 8:37 pm

I had a Ting Tings mondegreen and still reckon it makes a better lyric…

They call me “hell”
They call me Sexy
They call me “her”
They call me Jane
That’s not my name

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 8:40 pm

I just agreed with James Ashby.

Am I a bad person?

That depends entirely on the subject you agreed on.

As a rule, only Leftists believe in guilt by association.

Frank
Frank
January 12, 2024 8:44 pm

So what’s the take away re US air strikes today against Yemen?

It has a small land area, probably quite economical in terms of required tonnage.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:46 pm

Boambee John
Jan 12, 2024 7:56 PM
Top Ender

Jan 12, 2024 5:55 PM
Surely Woollies having an “Advisory Board” for one section of the population is condescending? Such people must need lotsa help.

Where is their Board for short people? How do short customers reach the top shelves?

I have a wife who is short. The answer is to ask someone taller.
I think that Colesworths should have a tall “floor walker” on duty at all times.

Whilst not being excessively tall – 5″11″, I’m always conscious of elderly ladies who look up at the top shelf for stuff they want to buy.
It’s interesting the conversations you get into if you just introduce yourself and let them know that you can give a hand if needed.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 8:47 pm

Winston Smith
Jan 12, 2024 8:30 PM
Bourne1879
Jan 12, 2024 7:31 PM
Unless we deploy an entire Brigade – at a minimum – it’s a waste of time and resources.
We desperately need to get combat experience at at least that level to get ALL functions of a battlegroup experience as an integrated group.

That kind of experience is highly perishable.

As an example, when the Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact essentially broke up in 1989, the Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group in NATO was effectively at minimum notice to fight World War III. Just 18 months later, when Saddam invaded Kuwait, the Canadians contemplated offering a force to support the task of chucking him out. The Canadian Defence Department/Canadian Forces advised that they could not provide a force that would be ready to fight on short notice.

Put aside that we could not deploy an entire brigade at short notice, and have not been able to do so for many years. We might be better off providing large numbers of NCOs and junior to mid-level officers to be integrated into allied units. They could gain experience and pass on the lessons after they return.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 8:48 pm

Hey, Rabz, pax! I’ve been doing Ferry, because I dunno.

Rock Of Ages (1977)

Love Me Madly Again (1977)

The second one is fun: what do you do when you have a whole orchestra and no easy way to end the song? A: Just keep going, then fade out after three minutes of awesome.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 8:49 pm

Billie:

Dot
Our main weapon Is surprise !

Our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear, fear and surprise. Our *two* weapons are fear and surprise, and ruthless efficiency. Our *three* weapons are fear and surprise and ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical dedication to the pope.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 8:50 pm

I often agree with James Ashby.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 8:51 pm

Predictably, Woolworths staff – most of whom are trying to make ends meet on minimum wage (when they’re paid correctly) and don’t need the grief – are reportedly now being abused for their boss’s decision to not to stock Australia Day merchandise and to publicise it.

Well played, Brad Banducci. You’re a real champion.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 8:52 pm

I just agreed with James Ashby.
Am I a bad person?

Antibiotics should take of it.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 8:55 pm

who are these people?

Bons – an unanswerable question for the ages … 😕

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 8:56 pm
Rabz
January 12, 2024 8:59 pm

now being abused for their boss’s decision to not to stock Australia Day merchandise and to publicise it

This is not good. As much as I hate woolies, taking various frustrations* out on the wukkas on the ground is a dog act.

*imaginary or otherwise …

Rabz
January 12, 2024 9:01 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 9:01 pm

JC

Jan 12, 2024 8:28 PM

Boambee John
Jan 12, 2024 8:24 PM

Musk would’ve been banned on old twitter for saying that.

And the MSM would report the deleted Tweet as “too shockingly racist to repeat”.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 9:04 pm

adolf the downthumber hates supermarket wukkas, as well as Jews.

What an evil imbecile.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 12, 2024 9:04 pm

Woolworthless. I tend to agree with the theory Woolies thought the Yes campaign would get up, i mean why wouldnt it, Albo said it would. Hence they didnt order any Aus Day merch cos that would be the first thong to be thrown on the leftie bonfire.

Yes thong was a typo but on reflection it looked better.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 9:08 pm

the first thong to be thrown on the leftie bonfire

Looks correct to me, Fair Shake, if that’s any consolation.

Collectivists hate thongs (and dipthongs) …

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 9:13 pm

Hear this, there is no genocide happening in Gaza.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 9:14 pm

For all those supermarket wukkas out there … 🙂

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 9:14 pm

Albo’s great buddy, Jeremy Cockroach Corbyn, is apparently at the ICC cheering on South Africa.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 9:18 pm
Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 9:18 pm

It’s too early for Single malt.
Or even Married malt.
And all the red is in the garage for the carpeters arriving in the next couple of weeks.
So what to drink?
My Sister sister buys me a bottle of cheap red every Christmas because I once said to her “You don’t know red wine until you’ve drunk your first thousand bottles.” This has become a ritual where I have to drink a bottle of wine and give a report on it.
This years is Henschke 2022 Henry’s Seven.
Perhaps I should have brought it down to room temperature – mind you, room temperature is 29c.
OK.
fridge for twenty minutes….
….
Smooth.
Mind you, after six schooners of XXXX Bitter, everything is smooth.
Mum used to say that red wine has all the opportunity to breathe between the pouring and the mouth. Make sure the flies don’t get it first.

Lots of flavour.
Blackberry.
Bitumen.
And rounding off with a broad palette of … something.
I think my Sister sister hates me.
Just joking, it’s not bad. I’ve done a couple of pork somethings and it’s OK. Is it acceptable to dip the pork rib thingies into the glass? or am I supposed to do something else?

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 9:21 pm

Rabz
Jan 12, 2024 8:13 PM
Two as yet unextinctificated Rock Chicks:

Miss Ellen
Miss Ellie

Rabz:
Those poor waifs need a bloody good feed of something – my Spagboll will prevent them from snapping in half while they’re on the nest.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 9:29 pm

FMD Cassie. Corbyn is a real prick and it’s scary to think he was in line to be PM. Keir Starmer is just as bad.
Is Corbyn up in the Member’s Stand hobnobbing with the black aristocracy, of which he couldn’t give a phuck about?

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 9:29 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Jan 12, 2024 8:26 PM
From the archives. For anyone who ever pulled on a boot, or picked up a rifle.

Saved ZK2A. from someone who was so monumentally pissed off by being told that I wasn’t going to the PK tour of the Tootsie Hutie stabathon, and my place was being taken by a Captain who was told she’d get the posting if she dropped a uniform size, and stopped rooting the Apprentices, that I quit.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 12, 2024 9:30 pm

Coles & Woollies margins are approx. 3% pre booze, fuel & all the other stuff they’ve bought & sold outside grocery.
Aldi is speculated to be double that.

On my way back from the Blue Mountains today, I dropped into the Costco at Mardsen Park to get a couple of things.
I popped into the booze section to check some prices.
Absolutely heaving.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 9:30 pm

Is there a Rishi Sunak on the line?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 12, 2024 9:31 pm

“At Whitehouse Living, a home for seniors, we’ll make you feel like a President.”

Whatever the final outcome, looks like this election is going to be fun.

It is a dynamic visible in the 2016 election with Trump’s ‘mean tweets’: while the Democrats fire up their base with fear and anger, and finally hate, Trump uses humour and fun and even a sense of being part of a community.

Seriously, the dynamic of a group of Democrats is anger and hate directed purely outward at their enemies – they are an identifiable group purely for being similar, but that is like the way knives, forks, and spoons go together in their sections of a kitchen drawer.

Trumps followers are actually a community. They like each other. They get a thrill from doing things together. The people in the long lines waiting for his rallies become friends. At his rallies they hold barbecues, and laugh – they probably exchange recipes fer cryin’ out loud.

It must drive the Democrats nuts – all their fury, all the bad faith undergraduate sophistry which passes for ‘virtue’ that legitimises them hating as loud as their shallow lungs and papery hearts can puff out – and the MAGA mob they are certain should be thus scorched from the earth are laughing and singing and enjoying themselves.

Lefties cannot abide being laughed at. It presents an image of themselves where they can be ignored which is incompatible with their self image.

Fills their silly selves with even more impotent hate.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 12, 2024 9:32 pm

It’s too early for Single malt.

How about Glenfiddich Japanese adventure?
Who’s got 2500 for a bottle to see if it lives up to the hype?

132andBush
132andBush
January 12, 2024 9:38 pm

Nazi graffiti on the wall of the old Gillies factory in Bendigo ( as you go over the Myrtle St rail bridge.
It’s been there over a week apparently.

But being Bendigo council it’s still there.
Nephew tells me the old fire station was hit a few weeks ago and it took them over a week to remove it.
I bet a Star of David painted over the top would hasten the removal.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 9:38 pm

Winston – you just cannot appreciate athletic li’l Rock Chicks – they’ll eat when they need to – e.g. when utterly exhausted after dancing and performing for eight hours straight.

Kylie didn’t conquer the globe while worrying about having to shove foodstuffs into her li’l golden mouth …

Otherwise, it’s all about the classic beauty – and the disco.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 9:39 pm

As Victor Klemperer once wrote, “we Jews are a seismic people”. We Jews can feel the earthquake coming from the early tremors, those tremors being the now weekly festivals of Jew hatred on our streets, where our Waffen police stand back and allow Muslim and leftist scum to scream the genocidal call “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”, where screeches of “gas the Jews” ring out over Sydney Harbour, where Muslim clerics in Western Sydney shout “remember the khaybar”, a time when Muslims slaughtered the Jews, raped the women and sold the children into slavery.

We Jews can feel what’s coming, we can feel the earth moving.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 9:41 pm

It’s too early for Single malt.

Whisky is an after dinner drink, partaken of by gentlemen.

Mme Zulu’s three monthly test results are back – all clear, so I’m looking at a bottle of Lagavulin – the sixteen year old. Cats will do me the courtesy of ignoring any incoherent transmissions from this call sign.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 9:43 pm

Boambee John:
I accept what you’re saying.
I contend that experience at the subaltern level is crucial to the efficiency of a fighting force, and this experience can be gained in cross posting to Allied forces.
My point is that the NCO level is where the combat/specialist skills are needed. We desperately need to get that upskilling and sorting out of inappropriate NCO’s done.
This is not happening.
Now I’m not knocking the system or the personnel, I’ve known some Corporals who were damn fine soldiers, but their Sergeants were just not up to the job and if we are confronted with a “Come as you are ” war, then the price is in our young blokes lives.

Crossie
Crossie
January 12, 2024 9:43 pm

I remember watching a programme about a decade ago, during the 2012 US election and they interviewed a middle aged woman in Iowa or Wyoming. She revealed she had never voted. I was staggered. I think voluntary voting can make people lazy, or they think their vote won’t change anything. I suspect many working class people would not have bothered voting in da Voice referendum.

This is from one of Cassie’s comments from earlier this afternoon. Like Cassie I also prefer our system of compulsory voting and Americans would be better off if they went the same way.

We were lumbered with the same sex marriage because it was a mail-in plebiscite instead of a referendum which it should have been. Because it was not required to vote those who wanted it were much more motivated than those who were ambivalent and posted in their vote. I believe the result was 60% for the motion. Had it been a referendum I am certain that the final result would have been the opposite.

What the above illustrates is that when required, people will do the right thing.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 9:46 pm

Roger

Jan 12, 2024 8:51 PM
Predictably, Woolworths staff – most of whom are trying to make ends meet on minimum wage (when they’re paid correctly) and don’t need the grief – are reportedly now being abused for their boss’s decision to not to stock Australia Day merchandise and to publicise it.

Well played, Brad Banducci. You’re a real champion.

The concept of the 10% ruling us, with no idea of the cost to the rest of society – starkly revealed.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 9:47 pm

This was posted earlier:

New South Wales Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders says the commencement of construction at the Uungula Wind Farm near Wellington in the state’s Central West will leave a “meaningful legacy” for Australians.

Mr Saunders and Andrew Forrest are among those backing the site, calling it an important step in the state’s energy roadmap.

“It’s been an interesting ride with renewable energy, and, of course, Wellington is right smack bang in the middle of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone, and this Uungula Wind Farm has been in the planning now for over five years,” Mr Saunders told Sky News Australia.

“It hasn’t just happened; this has been a long process that the former government was involved with.

“Yesterday, what I talked about was that meaningful legacy being left and, to me, that comes in a range of different things.”

Things to unpack.
1 Apart from a few exceptions the LNP is fuked.
2 The LNP’s impersonation of the liars and the filth will make the next election a nigtmare.
3 Twiggy is in the throes of seperation. His fortune will be halved. His kiddies are as green as him but apparently his ex and his former chief executive, Fiona Hick, are not hence they have both left the spew green boofhead.
4 All this means that blackout may still get another term.
5 Candles and horse and buggies are the hot new investment prospects.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 9:50 pm

Winston

My point is that the NCO level is where the combat/specialist skills are needed. We desperately need to get that upskilling and sorting out of inappropriate NCO’s done.
This is not happening.

Which is why I suggested including NCOs in the program.

Perhaps it has changed, but my sense is that such “exciting” exchange postings tend to be reserved for officers, and senior ones at that. That is quite the wrong approach. NCOs, junior and mid-level (up to and including Majors) is the way to go, to get value from the program.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 9:52 pm

We Jews can feel what’s coming, we can feel the earth moving.

Not all of you unfortunately:

American Jews Enabling Anti-Semitism

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
January 12, 2024 9:55 pm

Henry Ergas making the (obvious to us Cats at least) point that the trouble with Islam is with Islam itsself, rather than the “radical fringes of Islam”

If I was creating a psychopathic religion, I would fill it with plausible deniability, and no contradictions.

It would absolutely be up to interpretation to sideline morons who give away the real agenda.

They could be dismissed as extremists while I pursue the same agenda while pretending otherwise.

Mo was an amateur.

Indolent
Indolent
January 12, 2024 9:56 pm
Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 10:01 pm

Trumps followers are actually a community. They like each other. They get a thrill from doing things together. The people in the long lines waiting for his rallies become friends. At his rallies they hold barbecues, and laugh – they probably exchange recipes fer cryin’ out loud.

A dynamic the Communists have no idea of how to deal with. They live on Hate. Hate hate hate.

132andBush
132andBush
January 12, 2024 10:07 pm

Indolent
Jan 12, 2024 9:56 PM

The wave in the middle is missing its random capitals.

FmD

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 10:25 pm
Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 10:25 pm

feelthebern

Jan 12, 2024 9:32 PM
It’s too early for Single malt.

How about Glenfiddich Japanese adventure?
Who’s got 2500 for a bottle to see if it lives up to the hype?

Is there a Brisbane branch of the New Catallaxy Files Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society that’s prepared to enter a Rich Bastard Scotch Appreciation session?
Venue: Breakfast Creek Hotel. Do they still have a mid day cask session? It’s been a while since I’ve been on the Council New Mains gang.

miltonf
miltonf
January 12, 2024 10:26 pm

MBA , LLB, BComm (Acc)

Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 26 February 2016

Background and experience: Brad was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in February 2016. Prior to this appointment, Brad was Managing Director of Woolworths Food Group from March 2015, and was Director of the Group’s Drinks business between 2012 and March 2015. Brad joined the Group in 2011 with the acquisition of the Cellarmasters Group, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Cellarmasters from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this he was the Chief Financial Officer and Director at Tyro Payments and a Vice President and Director with The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core member of their retail practice for 15 years.

Lawyer, ex BSC. Another soul less technocrat. I believe the class divide has got worse and more pronounced in the last 20 years. For example, Canbra will prosecute NCCOs but not orificers.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 10:31 pm

Rabz

Jan 12, 2024 9:38 PM
Winston – you just cannot appreciate athletic li’l Rock Chicks – they’ll eat when they need to – e.g. when utterly exhausted after dancing and performing for eight hours straight.

Rabz;
I’m >70. I cannot keep up with 20 year olds.
I’m a firm believer in “Walking down and fukking them all, not galloping down and fukking a couple.”

Rabz
January 12, 2024 10:35 pm

For all those Mighty Reds supporters out there! 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 10:45 pm

Venue: Breakfast Creek Hotel. Do they still have a mid day cask session?

The dreaded Breakfast Creek Hotel? Have standards there improved, since young men about town were advised, that, if you went home with one of the young ladies you met there, wear two condoms – what they had, could eat clean through one condom, without pausing for breath?

Rabz
January 12, 2024 10:49 pm

He just keeps his ol’ man’s legacy going with a vengeance.

Sooner, or even more preferably sooner, all this indodgyknee bollocks needs to be brought to a long overdue end.

That is, no more mention of it, or you cop a Slazenger Bradman administered to your thick empty skull – repeatedly.

You communist knobheads.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 10:50 pm

Boambee John
Jan 12, 2024 9:50 PM
Winston
My point is that the NCO level is where the combat/specialist skills are needed. We desperately need to get that upskilling and sorting out of inappropriate NCO’s done.
This is not happening.
Which is why I suggested including NCOs in the program.
Perhaps it has changed, but my sense is that such “exciting” exchange postings tend to be reserved for officers, and senior ones at that. That is quite the wrong approach. NCOs, junior and mid-level (up to and including Majors) is the way to go, to get value from the program.

I missed that – my apologies.
I believe the NCO corps is the backbone of any fighting force.
The ability of the Wehrmacht in one of the longest retreats in modern warfare due to the ability of the NCO level to train up and galvanise raw recruits, and the ability to train the subaltern class of officers into effective battlefield commanders was responsible for lengthening the war for another 18 months.
Sometimes tragedy ensues from excellence.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 10:51 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxch9XpMhoE

The immortal Billy Connolly, at his finest.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 10:54 pm

Beery:
When a religion dictates which foot may be put first when you enter a temple, it is no longer a religion – it is a cult.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 10:59 pm

For all those Mighty Reds supporters out there!

Phucking magnifique

Rabz
January 12, 2024 11:01 pm

20 year olds

For goodness’ sake, Bobby – Miss Ellen is now about 65, Miss Ellie is thirty one and Miss Planet is 33 and a third …

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 11:03 pm

OK, the last of the Christmas Bottle is done.
An something something something report will occur tomorrow or next week.
A most entertaining evening without anger and malice.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 12, 2024 11:04 pm

Steyn wrote a column many moons ago about the Holocaust becoming increasingly less* about Jews and more about pinkos, wooftahs, gypsies, trade onionists and the occasional intellectually disabled imbecile – oh – and with the odd Jew in there trying to claim credit for the whole thing …

That’s the contemporary iteration of Holocaust denial – universalisation of the Holocaust, removing Jews from it. Holocaust denial today has become denial of the uniqueness of the Jewish Holocaust.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 11:08 pm

Rabz:
Rabz

Jan 12, 2024 11:01 PM
20 year olds

For goodness’ sake, Bobby – Miss Ellen is now about 65, Miss Ellie is thirty one and Miss Planet is 33 and a third …

Rabz,
“Many a fine tune has been played on this old fiddle.”
Old age is not the end of living.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 11:17 pm

To commemorate all those mysterious packages washing up on the beaches between Sydney and Newcastle – here’s hoping we don’t experience a chemical fuelled shark into the bargain, Cats!

Fun Baybee!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 11:18 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US5rPUDVCIs

The IMMORTAL John Wayne, in “The Shootist.”

Digger
Digger
January 12, 2024 11:20 pm

Perhaps it has changed, but my sense is that such “exciting” exchange postings tend to be reserved for officers, and senior ones at that. That is quite the wrong approach. NCOs, junior and mid-level (up to and including Majors) is the way to go, to get value from the program.

I was a Chief when I had a 2 year 8 month exchange from 1982 to 1985 with the USN. I was based in Hawaii and served with EOD Group-1. It was a magnificent time in my 20 year career and resulted in some significant travel to 15 states, experimental diving to 90 metres at Panama City Florida, completed a Navy and Marine Corps parachute course at Lakehurst New Jersey, I conducted a port breakout mine clearance exercise in Subic Bay in the Philippines, I located and disposed of some unexploded depth charges in the entrance channel to Pearl Harbour, relocated a sunken USN submarine chaser/patrol craft which was once commanded by L Ron Hubbard in the entrance channel to San Diego, I was fortunate enough to get inside the Trieste Deep Submergence Vessel which went to the bottom of the Marianas Trench (35,800ft) in 1960 before it was decommissioned in 1984. I designed and built a new fly-away helium/oxygen diving gas support system which was introduced navy wide, I held the position of Command Master Diver, Work Centre Supervisor and Senior Chief of the Command. The whole experience was certainly exciting, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling.

Upon return to Australia I was not interviewed or debriefed for one minute. No one in the RAN was interested in what I learned or did… Pathetic.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 11:36 pm

That’s a pretty interesting life experience Digger.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 12, 2024 11:36 pm

Upon return to Australia I was not interviewed or debriefed for one minute. No one in the RAN was interested in what I learned or did.

In circa 15-20 years of reading Catallaxy, this is the first time that upon reading a posted comment, I’ve leaned back, hands clasped behind my head & just stared at the ceiling for several minutes.

Rabz
January 12, 2024 11:40 pm

Digger Jan 12, 2024 11:20 PM

This stupid, stupid, entirely unserious country.

Quite frankly, we deserve to be invaded by the chinese communists.

Oh, wait, we already have been.

Harlequin Decline
January 12, 2024 11:58 pm

Digger, a very impressive 2 years, 8 months.

A crying shame and absolute waste that your experience wasn’t written up and factored into the training courses.

Digger
Digger
January 13, 2024 12:02 am

That’s a pretty interesting life experience Digger.

Thank you Dot. There were many more experiences which the RAN could have benefited from including Special Forces helicopter insertion exercises and fast roping tactics and combat canoeing with the US Army 5th Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, Diving in 1000 ft capable ‘push/pull’ helium oxygen deep excursion diving equipment, parachuting with inflatable boat, diving equipment and weapons into the water at night, land parachuting at night with full military equipment and weapons… life was good and I had some magnificent supportive USN officers who permitted me to undertake all these things…

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 13, 2024 12:39 am

Put it into a museum.

That Ford 302 – Windsor at 8000rpm will be missed. He didn’t win this year because Andrew Lynch went psycho!

S1CKO’S LAST EVER BURNOUT AT SUMMERNATS!!!

Chris
Chris
January 13, 2024 12:55 am
Chris
Chris
January 13, 2024 1:02 am

In rural news, we got a new battery KA-CHING and started a Fordson with a front-end loader attachment that had sat still for about ten years. Tried to lift the bucket – and split a hydraulic hose. (All the others have not split, but I bet they go once we fix this one.)
Huh.
The PTO hydraulic pump is by Lamborghini.

Drove home to the smoke and got new hose KA-CHING! And new pressure pump for house water KA-CHING!

Wow, closest lightning to our house just now. No ka-ching just BLAMMM! Batten the hatches WA cats. 42 tomorrow.

Chris
Chris
January 13, 2024 1:15 am

Hmm. Out of Glenfiddich.
Christmas, however meant one had been added to the cupboard. Thanks Father Out Law!
Panic over. Splash! Aaaaah.

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