Open Thread – Weekend 20 Jan 2024


Bathers at La Grenouillere, Claude Monet, 1869

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Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 3:19 pm

Zatara
Jan 21, 2024 12:50 PM…..my best guess would be from DFAT . But, and its a big but .. the exporters will be looking for another buyer. Bringing livestock back here has issues with bio security .

Problem is the health/hygiene of the animals the boat can’t navigate the Red Sea cos Houthis so the shipper has been advised to either turn around or find an alternate buyer ….

It’s a clever ‘Hootie Tootie’ tactic to have the poor animals unloaded in Yemen or the Horn of Africa or somewhere else close and for the animals to be used as food for the locals. Free food for all. /sarc

Dot
Dot
January 21, 2024 3:22 pm

I see Trump’s dementia is accelerating.

Ah yes. It has entered the event horizon of your gut.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 3:23 pm

Knuckle Dragger
Jan 21, 2024 12:53 AM
the Cat is on the radar of US intelligence

My God. Rotten was right all along.

Martin Armstrong’s onto us.

LOL. It was Junior Cretin that gave the game away wiv’ all the endorsements for Marty. More lol.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 3:26 pm

Indolent:

Palestinians in Lebanon are “prevented from employment in 39 professions such as medicine, law and engineering… are socially marginalized, have very limited civil, social, political and economic rights, including restricted access to the Government of Lebanon’s public health, educational and social services and face significant restrictions on their right to work…” — United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees, updated September 2020.

Bullshit. The Palestinians were allowed into Lebanon when they caused a civil war in Jordan and were thrown out. Lebanon gave them entry to their country – a Christian nation. The Palestinians then ignited another civil war in gratitude.
Any nation that allows these ungrateful bastards into their borders is run by malignant politicians who hate their own people. Like Australia.

Zatara
Zatara
January 21, 2024 3:28 pm

It’s a clever ‘Hootie Tootie’ tactic to have the poor animals unloaded in Yemen or the Horn of Africa or somewhere else close and for the animals to be used as food for the locals. Free food for all. /sarc

Right. And that won’t bother the Jordanians who bought the animals at all.

cohenite
January 21, 2024 3:28 pm

Looks like a wonderful experience on a ship that holds half the world’s population.

Good God head prefect: that looks like Carmen Miranda after a visit to Dulux.

Anyway, as you no doubt know, have nothing to do with the 3 Fs.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 3:30 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

Correct. Humankind did not originate in Australia. It originated in Africa. This nonsense about the ‘oldest living culture on the planet’ is actually racist towards Africans.

No, Cassie. It’s just plain old bullshit and needs to be laughed at at every opportunity.

calli
calli
January 21, 2024 3:43 pm

a ship that holds half the world’s population.

Finally! The B Ark!

It would make a colourful reef.

calli
calli
January 21, 2024 3:45 pm

Forty degrees here at the Bay. Toasty warm.

The children are in the pool – no need to heat it yet. 😀

Lee
Lee
January 21, 2024 3:48 pm

There must have been humans in lots of places before they first got to the continent of Australia. Whoever the first were that is………………………………..

But the ones who got here before the British are soooo uniquely special in all the world.

As some of them, the activists, and the likes of Albo keep telling us.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 3:49 pm

mUnty reduced to paint-by-numbers trolling. Even by his standards, sad.

Lee
Lee
January 21, 2024 3:53 pm

mUnty reduced to paint-by-numbers trolling. Even by his standards, sad.

Same with Headcase over on C.L.’s blog.
But even he is managing to outdo himself with the trolling lately.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 3:53 pm

Perth Trader
Jan 21, 2024 1:01 PM

Zatara
Jan 21, 2024 12:50 PM…..my best guess would be from DFAT . But, and its a big but .. the exporters will be looking for another buyer. Bringing livestock back here has issues with bio security .

Will there be enough food and water on board for the return trip?

dopey
dopey
January 21, 2024 3:54 pm

Monty is roused and so he should be. 20,000 hamburgers heading back to Australia.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 4:01 pm

Same with Headcase over on C.L.’s blog.

Groogs always struggled to rise above his inner self. Freud would have had a field day.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 4:01 pm

Old Ozzie:

Australian-manufactured toilet paper, kitchen rolls and tissues may soon join our copy paper as a distant memory as the Sorbent Paper Company struggles to cope with a 300 per cent rise in the cost of gas.

It truly is a sign of the times that Australia is finding it difficult to keep our arses clean because of government energy policy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 4:04 pm

The Palestinians were allowed into Lebanon when they caused a civil war in Jordan

Not much love in the region now either.

Suspected Jordanian air strikes in southern Syria kill 10 – activists (BBC, 19 Jan)

Potting Iranian-linked drug smugglers, apparently, not Palis, but pretty unusual for Jordan to do something like this especially with Iran being so touchy.

Vicki
Vicki
January 21, 2024 4:04 pm

An interesting analysis of what went wrong with Israeli Intelligence operatives in not detecting – or believing – the preparations of Hamas prior to 7 October:

https://mwi.westpoint.edu/what-went-wrong-three-hypotheses-on-israels-massive-intelligence-failure/

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 4:06 pm

Calli:

Weren’t these locations burned to the ground with great loss of life in the Black Saturday bushfires?
A well-administered and controlled forestry industry would be an asset for these areas, not the inevitable neglect that returns them back to dangerous scrub + canopy.

It isn’t about saving the planet or the environment – it’s the demonstrated use of naked power to let the peasants know they are powerless, no matter what the subject.
When you look at it this way, it becomes quite obvious what the game is.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 21, 2024 4:07 pm

Looks like a wonderful experience on a ship that holds half the world’s population.

Or the whole world’s population after Disease X 2024 goes through. ];->

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 21, 2024 4:07 pm

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock spoke to #BBCBreakfast as Tata Steel is set to cut 3,000 jobs closing both blast furnaces in Port Talbot

Amazing to think that Britain was once the factory of the world.

A triumph of socialism and government managerialism.

In the late 1970’s I worked as a shotfirer at Yorkshire Main Colliery, producing some of the coal that ended up as coke in the Sheffield blast furnaces. The mine employed 2000 men and produced a less than 2 million tonnes annually.
The main reason for the shocking productivity was the extraordinarily difficult mining conditions. It was a social enterprise, designed for employment and industrial relations ease rather than economic rationalism.

The price received by the mine – published as part of our bonus calculation process – was just under £100/tonne (in currency of the day). At the same time coking coal from Richards Bay was being landed in Rotterdam for US$21/tonne (then about £10/tonne).

Oddly enough, British Steel (also a social enterprise for the same reasons) was not internationally competitive. The mills were forced to buy its coke from the NCB by government policy – and because there was literally no coal import facility in the UK.
Also by government policy.

Rather than adapt, post-war Bristish heavy industry fossilized and necrotized.
Then came Margaret Thatcher…

Nearly half a century later, I’m watching Australia do the same thing in reverse: adapting into a fossil.

Hopefully there is a Margaret in the near future.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 4:07 pm

Right. And that won’t bother the Jordanians who bought the animals at all.

They can always talk to their Arabic/Islamist/Terrorist friends and ask for the animals to be delivered quickly for a halal execution.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 4:14 pm

A country that gave us British Leyland was probably on borrowed time.

johanna
johanna
January 21, 2024 4:17 pm

Whoever said that if you are not the consumer, you are the product, was right:

A recent study by Consumer Reports, in collaboration with The Markup, has unveiled the extensive scale of data tracking aimed at Facebook users. Some users in the study were tracked by as many as 7,000 companies.

A recent study from Consumer Reports engaged 709 volunteers who provided archives of their Facebook user data. Astonishingly, Consumer Reports discovered that 186,892 different companies transmitted data about these users to Facebook. On average, data from each participant was shared by 2,230 companies, with some users’ data being shared by over 7,000 companies.

As with every other economic ‘boom’, none of the urgers in the financial Press delved too deeply to find out what underlay it, if anything.

Well, it’s pretty clear that Spacechook is a vast data gathering exercise about users, the results of which were/are resold for enough to make the company very profitable.

Not at the individual level, probably, but helps to explain why people get ads that uncannily echo their life experiences.

So glad I never did ‘social media.’

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 21, 2024 4:24 pm

Dr F

Nearly half a century later, I’m watching Australia do the same thing in reverse: adapting into a fossil.

Hopefully there is a Margaret in the near future.

Perhaps a Gina?

Vicki
Vicki
January 21, 2024 4:28 pm

It would appear that Israel took out the Iranian IRGC commanders in Syria in response to reports that a new concerted attack was being planned by Hezbollah from southern Lebanon.

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2024/01/irgc-intelligence-advisor-killed-by-airstrike-in-syria.php

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 4:35 pm
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
January 21, 2024 4:40 pm

The Wall Street Journal

Opinion – The EV Backlash Builds

The Editorial Board

The Biden Administration keeps throwing around billions in subsidies for electric vehicles, and the press corps keeps hailing them, but consumers don’t seem to want them.

The evidence is building that this green industrial policy is a bust.

Ford Motor said on Friday that it’s slashing production of its F-150 Lightning truck amid flagging demand. The F-150 Lightning drew oohs and aahs from the press when it was unveiled in May 2021. Yet the electric pickup has been plagued with defects that have required recalls.

It sold a mere 24,165 Lightnings last year and lost roughly $36,000 on each EV in the third quarter.

So now Ford is cutting production at its Lightning plant in Michigan while increasing output of its popular gas-powered Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup. “We are taking advantage of our manufacturing flexibility to offer customers choices while balancing our growth and profitability,” said CEO Jim Farley.

Or consider General Motors, which last month told its Chevrolet dealers to stop selling its electric Blazer SUV owing to software and other problems. Consumer complaints have piled up on social media about glitches including inoperable window switches and batteries that won’t charge.

A Consumer Reports survey in November found that new EVs have 79% more problems than internal-combustion cars.

“This suggests that legacy auto makers need more time to work out the kinks under the hood of their EVs,” the report noted. “What matters most to consumers remains the same: finding safe, reliable cars,” Consumer Reports CEO Marta Tellado said.

People want safe, reliable cars—who would have thought?

Hertz, the rental car giant, is also bowing to consumer demand by selling about a third of its global EV fleet and buying more gas-powered cars with the proceeds.

Car renters have no doubt read stories about the long lines of Chicago drivers unable to charge their EVs as batteries drain power faster in freezing weather.

None of this is stopping the Biden Administration, as this week the Environmental Protection Agency sent its final rule on auto greenhouse emission standards to the White House for review.

This back-door EV mandate will punish Ford and other auto makers if they respond to consumer demand by selling more gas-powered cars.

It will also compel the companies to roll out EVs before technological and engineering kinks are worked out.

This is a recipe for making EVs less popular, not more.

Amid the private jet-set at Davos this week, Biden climate czar John Kerry attributed consumer resistance to EVs to “disinformation.”

That’s hilarious. The automobile press couldn’t be more in the tank for EVs.

We’ve got nothing against electric vehicles if consumers want them.

But the Administration is trying to force them on the public with mandates and subsidies.

This misallocation of capital harms consumers and workers.

Mr. Biden’s green industrial policy isn’t failing because of bad marketing.

It’s failing because Americans don’t like the product.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 4:41 pm
johanna
johanna
January 21, 2024 4:44 pm

Mr Farraway raised the bid to discredit Ms Hicks in his address to parliament, saying he had been told “certain staffers of government ministers” had referred to her as being unstable

Two words: Philip Arantz – the bastards on all sides of the political divide — Nick Greiner promised him justice — but left his just as he was — destroyed by corrupt, venal political scum.

An old favourite, and one that I notice has been used against me recently.

You are not my biggest fan? Why, you must be deranged! Nobody could possibly not adore me unless he/she has some kind of mental deficit.

The characterisations of me as a sad, lonely alcoholic living out my days in a seedy motel, based on zero information but a shitload of wishes, are more of the same. It’s nonsense. Mind you, it’s got a sort of James Ellroy ring about it, or even Raymond Carver, but, alas for our wealthy Eastern Suburbs fantasists, it’s not true.

BTW, Queanbeyan is a great place to live, just ask Top Ender.

Snobs and Mean Girls. Looking at the downticks, I don’t think your schtick is working. 🙂

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 4:44 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 4:44 pm

hooties prepare for war

A parade of tinnies!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
January 21, 2024 4:45 pm

Took a while, but Private Eye magazine from 1979 was spot on the money!

Thanks to reader RKH who writes:

In my younger days I was an avid subscriber to the satirical magazine “Private Eye” and still dip into the online version now and then.

I recalled the publication of the December 1979 magazine and have been able to obtain a copy of the front page – how prophetic was the publisher of the magazine given the events of today?

Regards

RKH

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 4:49 pm

Rosie
Jan 21, 2024 4:35 PM
hooties prepare for war

They’re naval power looks incredible, especially for water skiing.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 4:49 pm

Their…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 4:52 pm

Opinion – The EV Backlash Builds

This one over at Breitbart, which I was reading just now, is fun also.

Pinkerton: Republican #Resistance Comes to Electric Vehicles at the D.C. Auto Show (20 Jan)

GM is now a reliable cheerleader for any green, or woke, idea that comes along. For instance, the CEO, Mary Barra. According to her corporate bio, Barra is on the board of The Walt Disney Company, and also, “she serves as the Chair and founding member of GM’s Inclusion Advisory Board.” You get the idea. No wonder Democrats love her.

But in 2024, amidst inflation, higher interest rates, and a series of negative news items–capped by a cold spell that made a mockery of EVs as all-weather transportation—”EVthusiasm” has, well, cooled.

Most notably, two Republican Members of Congress were icy. They were Reps. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and Roger Williams of Texas. At a bipartisan panel at the show, Kelly—himself a car dealer prior to Congress—said the whole idea of EVs was a “false narrative.” They only sell, he jibed, with huge federal subsidies. For his part, Williams ripped the feds for “trying to shove EVs down our throats.” Instead, he continued, Americans should be free to buy what they want to buy.

The two Democrat Members of Congress on the panel were taken aback by the ferocity of the GOP assault.

Lefties do this all the time, they get incredulous that you could possibly think their latest brainfart isn’t the best thing since smashed avo on quinoa. On the other hand there certainly seems to be a significant phase change occurring re Gaia-chariots. The cold weather in the US has added some nice spice to this new move in the direction of reality. I suspect both GM and Ford will be going bankrupt sooner rather than later.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 21, 2024 4:52 pm

The ABC continues to desperately try and get the band back together.

You might not know it, but Covid is more dangerous, more deadly, more socially and economically destructive than ever. Just ask this freaking weirdo:

When Brendan Crabb finally caught COVID-19 for the first time late last year, it was because he’d broken his own rule — he took a risk he says he shouldn’t have. Since 2020, Professor Crabb, director and chief executive of the Burnet Institute, had been sticking to a rigorous anti-COVID routine, effectively using layers of protections to avoid getting the virus.

And then in a moment of lapsed judgement, he joined a crowd of hundreds of people at an awards event in a small room in Sydney, without his portable air purifier and N95 mask. “The waiters couldn’t even get to us to give us a drink,” he says — it was that tightly packed. “That’s a situation I never get myself into … and three days later, I tested positive.”

This story sounds just a little too neat to be true, doesn’t it?

miltonf
miltonf
January 21, 2024 4:54 pm

That’s hilarious. The automobile press couldn’t be more in the tank for EVs.

I know. The way Carsales.com.au pushes them is puke making.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 4:55 pm

That’s hilarious. The automobile press couldn’t be more in the tank for EVs.

Car magazines are notorious for being unwilling to bite the hand that feeds them. A factor which accounted for a lot of Top Gears early success – it was closer to the Roy & HG of car press. It is hilarious reading the reviews of the latest AMG 63 which swapped the V8 for a turbo 4.

johanna
johanna
January 21, 2024 4:58 pm

For car buffs – for the first time I saw a Chrysler 300C today, a white one parked in the street. I liked the look of it a lot – compared to all the ugly hatchbacks etc around it looked very classy. V8.

Apparently the coppers bought a few, but Chrysler stopped doing right hand drives in about 2020, and that was that.

Here‘s a picture.

It looked lovely – like a Bentley or something.

BTW, the church bells have just rung as they do regularly. Very reassuring.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 5:00 pm

BTW, Queanbeyan is a great place to live, just ask Top Ender.

Seconded, although I was there in the late eighties. I hated Canberra, it squeaked like a plastic raincoat. Artificial. Queanbeyan by comparison was relaxed and normal.

Ncl has a lot of similarity of course, except for the tiny greenie bit at Cooks Hill.

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 5:00 pm

hooties prepare for war

A handful of daisy cutters would have sorted out that parade quite efficiently.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:03 pm

Sacré bleu, Cats – stepping outside out the moment is like entering an open air furnace …

Gerbil Broiling! 😕

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:04 pm

Otherwise it’s just a Sydney summer’s day.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 5:07 pm

Every year a forest the size of a country in Europe burns in Australia. Greenies weep in their cornflakes coz its caused by globule worming. In effect we could have harvested that same timber instead of importing it. Not even selective logging. Fire breaks 2km wide could be logged with no detriment to the environment and reduce the disastrous fires we constantly have. At Nowra there is a motorcycle facility for offroad racing. It is constantly used. They wanted to get a larger area, found one, greenies discovered the ever elusive butterfly or moth. No go. That area was burnt out. What happened to the butterfly habitat? Since its ok to say “gas the Jews”, I guess its ok to say kill the greenies. I really can’t believe the damage our political system has done to this country.

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 5:07 pm

They’re naval power looks incredible, especially for water skiing.

Those white gloves are pretty fetching, in a fierce Lawrence of Arabia type way.

Oh come on
Oh come on
January 21, 2024 5:08 pm

for the first time I saw a Chrysler 300C today

Really? They’re reasonably common. You should buy one if you’re into them. I agree they’re an interesting alternative to your standard large sedan. I wonder if they have reliability issues, however (don’t trust modern Chryslers, although this could be confined to Jeep).

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 5:08 pm

Rabz, more likely the hot chick from next door walked past.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 5:11 pm

Chrysler 300C is a Mercedes E class chassis with lousy brakes. Highway Patrol use them on the Hume Hwy.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 5:12 pm

Those white gloves are pretty fetching, in a fierce Lawrence of Arabia type way.

The white gloves thing is hugely gay.

They’re great at a version of ballroom dancing too. Here they are doing the Hootie Tootie. Very talented

132andBush
132andBush
January 21, 2024 5:14 pm

calli
Jan 21, 2024 3:43 PM

a ship that holds half the world’s population.

Finally! The B Ark!

Unfortunately the “B” Ark for this planet would need to hold over half the population.

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 5:14 pm

Currently 18c in Melbourne, should be 19 on Monday 28 Tuesday with a 31 bounce on Wednesday then cool again.
I’ll be gone though, to top temp 16c Roma.
I made a joke a long time ago in Denmark about the difference between a Danish summer and a Melbourne winter (none)
Now I could make it about a Melbourne summer and a Roman winter (not much)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 5:16 pm

The hemi engine in the 300C is not a good engine to potter around town with stop start driving. The camshaft sits too high in the block and doesn’t get enough oil on the lobes which leads to premature wear.

urb
urb
January 21, 2024 5:17 pm

Looky like a storm is on its way to nfq. Might get a bit wet again ay

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 5:21 pm

I didn’t watch to the end of the houtie vid.
Did they finish with the floaties division?

johanna
johanna
January 21, 2024 5:22 pm

Oh, and by somebody’s definition, I am not ‘elderly,’ I am not yet 70. Whether I was or wasn’t, I wouldn’t be boasting about my tits, at that or any age. It just demonstrates yet again that you apparently regarded your temporary attributes when you were young as a pathway to the future. OK, not the first and won’t be the last.

For latecomers, you need to realise that this saintly (but raunchy, brilliant and generous) fraud has been running her lines here and elsewhere for decades. Her ‘I am just a sweet LOL’ persona, recently adopted, is a pack of lies, as anyone who has been around for the long term knows. Then, there’s the ‘book’ about Arthurian legends that she went on and on about for years. She dined out, people here (sad sacks) were enthused. but the book never appeared, and never will. She’s a con artist.

Lizzie, when you put up that comment about me and mouldy dildos all those years ago (which demonstrated the real person under the couth veneer) I bet you never realised that you picked the wrong person. I will continue to accept your comments, however stupid, about politics.

That’s it.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:28 pm

Since we are on the CIA’s radar I suppose we should expect this.

An excerpt from the CIA Report on this august Blogue*:

“A site laden with tinfoil hatted personages where conspiracy hypotheses are unrepentantly purveyed!”

*Which just so happened to “accidentally” come into my possession …

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 5:28 pm

Did they finish with the floaties division?

They had lots of bad Iranian knockoffs of elderly Chinese missiles. I wonder where they came from? It’s a mystery. The most practical thing they had were truckloads of what looked like sea mines. Those would be a fairly serious annoyance deployed in the Strait of Aden.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 21, 2024 5:38 pm

Javier Milei is fine with monopolies if they helped deliver greater GDP per capita.
What about vertical integration and monopsonies? Does switching cost and competition count for nothing? Surely spider-man’s Uncle Ben was right?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 21, 2024 5:40 pm

johanna
Jan 21, 2024 5:22 PM

—–

Just saying…

Elizabeth has nice tits. I don’t care how old she is.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:44 pm
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 21, 2024 5:44 pm

Is that a quote from Prince Phillip Steve?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 21, 2024 5:45 pm

Maybe I misunderstood Milei, but I don’t think so.
https://youtu.be/8DYQQf1KjYo?t=801

a growing rate-of-return (and GDP/C) “involves” concentrated structures [ – the translation].

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:46 pm

Dear Prudence* …

*The Parkinsoni

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 21, 2024 5:46 pm

Cricket Australia bows to wokeness about Australia Day. Wait for capt’n climate to bow in next. And opener Hamas. From the Hun….

Cricket Australia will walk a delicate tightrope this week when it gently acknowledges the polarities of emotion around Australia Day during the Gabba Test.

Men’s international cricket returns to the public holiday on Friday, which coincides with day two of the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Brisbane.

The move to schedule the Test over the Australia Day holiday was itself controversial.

Star Australian women’s all-rounder Ash Gardner criticised the decision to play on the day.

Australian men’s fast bowler Scott Boland later said he supported Gardner’s comments but he would play if selected, which appears unlikely given frontline quicks Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have had a relatively light bowling load across the summer.

CA will conduct a standard Welcome to Country ceremony on day one of the Test, which falls on Australia Day eve.

Australia Day itself will be marked in passing by a ground announcer, and CA is set to acknowledge that the day means vastly different things to different people.

CA is keen to promote inclusivity and respect from patrons regardless of their view on the date itself, which is widely viewed as a day of mourning by First Nations people.

The term “Australia Day” will not be used.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:48 pm

Dear Prudence**

**Siouxsie and the Banshees, featuring Bobbie Smith

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 5:50 pm

Johnny Rotten
Jan 21, 2024 3:23 PM

Knuckle Dragger
Jan 21, 2024 12:53 AM
the Cat is on the radar of US intelligence

My God. Rotten was right all along.

Martin Armstrong’s onto us.

LOL. It was Junior Cretin that gave the game away wiv’ all the endorsements for Marty. More lol.

Oh Yeah, Endorsement. One crook supporting another.

The giver comment.

Johnny Rotten
Dec 16, 2022 8:25 PM

Martin Armstrong has more to give the World than you ever can from your cave in that place that used to be called MelBum………………..

miltonf
miltonf
January 21, 2024 5:52 pm
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 21, 2024 5:53 pm

Farmer Gez
Jan 21, 2024 5:44 PM
Is that a quote from Prince Phillip Steve?

—-

Just remembering an avatar she posted when visiting family in the US south.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 5:55 pm

jupes – thanks for that live version of Sweet Jane – it is indeed magnificent.

Of course, poor ol’ Lou was not exactly well disposed to those guitarists he thought had outperformed him.

Example A: Bob Quine

miltonf
miltonf
January 21, 2024 5:55 pm

widely viewed as a day of mourning by First Nations people.

another reason I will not buy newspapers- pay good money to be lectured and insulted

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 6:01 pm

which is widely viewed as a day of mourning by First Nations people.

Cricket – a game introduced by the English.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:01 pm

Amusing listening to people make fun of the Houthies

The snide views above, about their parade, have forgotten one of the first rules of war – don’t underestimate the enemy.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 6:02 pm

The move to schedule the Test over the Australia Day holiday was itself controversial

err, how exactly?

Star Australian women’s all-rounder ash gardner criticised the decision to play on the day.

Never heard of the house sized backside laden lezzo slag.

This is what passes for j’ismism in this stupid, stupid entirely unserious country.

What a joke.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 6:02 pm

Dover

They’re cruising for a bruising, something you have refused to even consider. Airpower was unlikely to work, but it was low cost and very low risk, so why not give it a burl.

But seriously, showing off a dozen or so water ski boats as somehow demonstrating their naval power. That’s not funny?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 6:03 pm

which is widely viewed as a day of mourning by First Nations people.

Oh, well, as a gesture of mourning, you can hand back the mobile phones, the keys to your motor cars and houses, stop shopping at the supermarket or using the local medical services, and return to the lifestyle of a Stone aged hunter gatherer…

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 6:04 pm

Amusing listening to people make fun of the Houthies

Well those gloves were pretty mockable, you have to grant that at least.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 6:05 pm

It’s enough to make you wanna have some fun, Baybee … 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 6:06 pm

The B Ark is a dog of a boat.

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 6:06 pm

I’m making fun of military parades because they always strike me as ridiculous.
North Korea, China, Russia, whoever.
Just as Gaza is still able to fire off rockets into Israel I don’t doubt Houthie ability to do damage in international shipping, though I do doubt their ability to engage in a serious naval battle.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 6:06 pm

Amusing listening to people make fun of the Houthies

Very worthy of making fun of. I take it Dover you haven’t been keeping an eye on their Great Naval Exploits™ over the last decade. They did pot an unarmed UAE Incat catamaran, otherwise it has been embarrassing for the Houthis. That parade is a wonderful cross between Macy’s and the Sydney Mardi Gras.

It all stops when someone Reaganish gets serious.

Indolent
Indolent
January 21, 2024 6:08 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Falsified or concealed data

Rabz
January 21, 2024 6:12 pm

The hamsters are going all wharfie on us, it seems.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 6:13 pm

All is not well in the bouncy castle at the A.B.C.

Antoinette Lattouf hits out at ABC for paying for reporter Louise Milligan’s legal fees because she is ‘white’

theaustralian.com.au04:43
‘Watch out’: Concerns ABC’s bias could ‘get even worse’

By sophie elsworth
Media Writer
5:59PM January 21, 2024
2 Comments

Sacked radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf has lashed out at the ABC on international TV, telling the BBC that the taxpayer-funded broadcaster paid for investigative reporter Louise Milligan’s legal fees in defamation proceedings because she is “white”.

Lattouf also claimed in the interview with BBC News presenter Matthew Amroliwala on the weekend that she was left without help from the ABC because she has “an Arab background”.

In the interview, Lattouf said after she was axed by the ABC on December 20, “all across the country Australians are asking what happened to Antoinette, why did this happen to Antoinette and what’s happened to our public broadcaster”.

She claimed the reason the ABC paid the legal fees for Four Corners’ reporter Louise Milligan after she made defamatory comments about former Liberal MP Dr Andrew Laming on social media, was due to the colour of her skin.

“There are people in that building and I would argue rightly so, provide far more inflammatory, sometimes in one case defamatory social media posts in which the public broadcaster paid for their legal case to defend this journalist, that journalist remains on air, the difference between them is they are white and I have an Arab background,” she told the BBC.

Dr Laming took legal action in 2021 against Milligan and the ABC paid her legal fees and damages, which cost taxpayers more than $200,000.

When Lattouf was asked on Sunday to provide evidence Milligan’s legal fees were paid because she was white, she did not answer the question.

Lattouf, a Lebanese-Australian woman, was scheduled to fill in for regular ABC Sydney host Sarah Macdonald for five days prior to Christmas, but was sacked on December 20 after her third shift after sharing a Human Rights Watch post about the Israel-Gaza war that read: “The Israeli government is using starvation of civilians as a weapon of war in Gaza.”

She has since taken action against the public broadcaster in the Fair Work Commission after she claimed she was unlawfully terminated from her role, citing her fight against “racism” and “free speech”.

Lattouf also told the BBC there were other ABC staff members who shared the same Human Rights Watch post that she shared but they were not sacked.

“There are people at the ABC who shared the Human Rights post who work in news and current affairs who weren’t deemed to be controversial and who weren’t axed,” she told the BBC.

When asked by The Australian to give examples of ABC staff sharing the post, she instead referred to an article about starvation and not the same HRW Instagram post that she shared.

“If you would like evidence of ABC staff sharing an ABC article on starvation used as a tool of war, best to ask the ABC,” Lattouf said.

“There are many staff members I’m aware of shared the ABC article, and some shared the primary source which is the HRW report itself.”

On Monday the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance will hold a national meeting of union members at the ABC to discuss issues including managing director David Anderson’s failure to take part in a meeting with staff to explain why Lattouf was sacked.

Lattouf also told the BBC, a Lawyers for Israel group that wrote letters to chair Ita Buttrose and Mr Anderson demanding she be sacked seemed to have “a direct channel, access to very senior people, in this case the board, the chair of the board at the ABC and can influence an outcome so rapidly”.

Staff-elected ABC board member Laura Tingle was asked about these claims but did not respond.

On Sunday the activist group Free Palestine Melbourne gathered at Victoria’s State Library to protest against the sacking of Lattouf. Controversial author Clementine Ford was among those to address the crowd.

Despite the event being promoted as a protest against the sacking of Lattouf, Ford did not address the issue on stage.

She declined to comment when approached by The Australian.

The ABC was also contacted for comment.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 6:15 pm

Katz

It’s always a good idea to underestimate Mid East military prowess since the 60s.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 6:15 pm

This musical offering is in honour of Kanye West’s new $800,000 titanium dentures.

Paranoimia – The Art of Noise with Max Headroom (1986)

Alamak!
January 21, 2024 6:18 pm

Amusing listening to people make fun of the Houthies on the day it appears the US admitted they cannot stop their campaign in the southern Red Sea by airpower alone but must resort to a ground invasion of indeterminate length.

Asymmetric warfare 101. The Saudi’s with all their $$$ and lots of bombing over long time unable to defeat the Houthis, in fact giving up when they realised how exposed and fragile their oil facilities are. As, I hope, the USA realises w.r.t. their naval assets in the region.

Bespoke
Bespoke
January 21, 2024 6:19 pm

An oft-forgotten fact is that the Cat’s former Doomlord, Professor Sinclair Davidson, is a libertarian who dislikes conservatives — a major problem when most readers of the old Cat were conservatives.

Utter rubbish Tom.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 21, 2024 6:20 pm

I really can’t believe the damage our political system has done to this country.

It’s the large number of ‘activists’, i.e. people with no sense and too much time on their hands. They desperately want to have something significant in their dull, drab little lives, and so they join a gang with some apparently fine and noble cause, e.g. saving the planet. They are too dim to see that they are making everything they touch worse, because if they were smart they could find something useful to do with their lives. Only the dim join up therefore. And being dim, naturally they screw up.

It’s a consequence of a society with too much wealth, distributed rather randomly,
that these daft buggers have time on their hands. In a well organised society they’d have to work or starve to death. But taxpayer’s money finds its way into their hands.

It has a natural negative feedback, once they’ve made a sufficient mess of things there won’t be any spare money. And some of them will starve to death.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 21, 2024 6:20 pm

…it appears the US admitted they cannot stop their campaign in the southern Red Sea by airpower alone but must resort to a ground invasion of indeterminate length

Presumably, someone in the Shitehouse has calculated that going into an election as C-in-C of a Team America War Machine (shock and awe and ‘bug squashing’ a rag tag insurgency) is a better bet than looking disorganised and fumbling at the hands of AK47’s in speedboats.

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 6:20 pm

ABC versus Lattouf cage match. We are at the revolution eats its own stage now, copraphages all.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:21 pm

An interesting analysis of what went wrong with Israeli Intelligence operatives in not detecting – or believing – the preparations of Hamas prior to 7 October:

If Hamas’s planning began two years ago, then it was during the prime ministership of Naftali Bennet and Yair Lapid. After October 7th Netanyahu didn’t join them when the heads of intelligence and military issued official apologies to Israeli population. Perhaps they had kept the reports they had received from Netanyahu due to their personal position over the reform proposals that had divided Israel’s. If anything like that was behind lax security, the news that worked so ardently to dissolve Netanyahu’s government would never report it.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 6:22 pm

Yes Alamak, because the Saudis aren’t the laziest humans on earth and fully capable of operating without air-conditioning.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 6:25 pm

We are at the revolution eats its own stage now, copraphages all.

Happens from time to time on the glorious revolution. Never fails to amuse though.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:26 pm

Amusing listening to people make fun of the Houthies

Well those gloves were pretty mockable, you have to grant that at least.

The level of discipline in that weapons parade is way beyond the anarchistic marauding of Hamas.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 6:27 pm

In the interview, Lattouf said after she was axed by the ABC on December 20, “all across the country Australians are asking what happened to Antoinette, why did this happen to Antoinette and what’s happened to our public broadcaster”.

This lady is delusional.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:28 pm

It’s always a good idea to underestimate Mid East military prowess since the 60s.

Are you comfortable in your armchair?

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 6:28 pm

Somebody has been looking for attention. She has an unhinged obsession with Lizzie. What a sad person she is, pitiful really.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 6:29 pm

Opposition rules out supporting a Treaty with Indigenous Victorians

Victoria’s Treaty process is under a cloud following an announcement by Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Peter Walsh

From the Hun. Victorian Liberals have grown a spine?

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 6:29 pm

This lady is delusional.

Yep, legally I don’t think she’s got a leg to stand on. She was given prior warning about her social media use and she ignored it.

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 6:30 pm

Never fails to amuse though.

Here’s me without my knitting.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 6:30 pm

Sorry, JC, but I think that Ovation cruise is more your style than mine. We’ve had one Ovation cruise and that was a freebie or we wouldn’t have gone. We’ve just ten minutes ago watched that ship, Ovation of the Seas, sailing through by us ex- Sydney.

Our freebie was to New Zealand was not too bad if you kept to yourself, as we pretty much did apart from having the lonely Russian oligarch’s wife, the lovely Natalia, invite herself to join us for dinner each nite. As I recounted here, this was before she was lured by the charms of a ponytailed boyfriend, whom she soon dumped as ‘uncultured’, returning to sit with Hairy and me at the classical music concerts. She’s kept in touch, sending Christmas snowy photos of their Dacha outside Moscow as well as their Moscow home, and saying to drop in at their apartment in Montenegro sometime. She wants us to meet her husband, and for Hairy to share Russian vodka with him.

If you book soon, as I am sure you intend to do, be sure to take Mrs. JC with you, otherwise you might have to fend off more than a dining companion in the lonely hours. 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 21, 2024 6:30 pm

Queanbeyan is a pretty good place now. Was neglected for so long by successive state governments. Along came Tim Overall and all that stopped. He was an independent mayor with some idea. The the liars and sfl wanted their guy in charge so started up with more spandooley. The hospital is still a bit rumpty. They’d be much better to close it down and have a 24 hr medical centre and spend the money on Canberra hospital where most from Queanbeyan end up going anyway.

cohenite
January 21, 2024 6:32 pm

hooties prepare for war

One good nuke.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 6:36 pm

Makka

Jan 21, 2024 1:35 PM
We’re going to make this country so successful again; I’m not going to have time for retribution.
And remember this: Our ultimate retribution is success.”

If Trump doesn’t clean out the Marxist vermin in the DoJ/FBI and CIA and make serious inroads into the bias of the MSM at a minimum, his next term will eventually become meaningless.

Trump isn’t going to gallop down to that paddock full of mares and service a couple – he’s going to wander down and service the lot.
Remember that the object is to win the election so he can carry out the mission, and he’s not going to do that if he scares the middle voter into thinking that it will be 4 more years of chaos.
He’s got flowers and chockies, and a nice big bottle of wine.

will
will
January 21, 2024 6:36 pm

We are ruled by people who don’t know how to make anything except regulations.

They don’t have a clue about how the food gets in the supermarket, let alone how razors are made.

Liberty quotes

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 6:37 pm

Victorian Liberals have grown a spine?

More likely they’ve done some polling that indicates there’s votes in opposing it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 6:37 pm

In the interview, Lattouf said after she was axed by the ABC on December 20, “all across the country Australians are asking what happened to Antoinette, why did this happen to Antoinette and what’s happened to our public broadcaster”.

THIRTY THREE MINUTES after the story is posted, comments are closed off..

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 6:38 pm

The level of discipline in that weapons parade is way beyond the anarchistic marauding of Hamas.

Yes, no doubt those weapons would be unpleasant for anyone caught on the wrong side of them, no argument from me there, but what has that got to do with how ridiculous they look? Beyond which, better than Hamas is probably not a very high bar.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 6:39 pm

Yep, legally I don’t think she’s got a leg to stand on. She was given prior warning about her social media use and she ignored it.

Sure, but…she apparently thinks she’s black and that all of Australia is talking about “Antoinette.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 6:40 pm

Victorian Liberals have grown a spine?

Not unless every other option has been ruled out.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:42 pm

but what has that got to do with how ridiculous they look?

Goose stepping Nazis and Italian fascists looked ridiculous.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 21, 2024 6:43 pm

In the interview, Lattouf said after she was axed by the ABC on December 20, “all across the country Australians are asking what happened to Antoinette, why did this happen to Antoinette and what’s happened to our public broadcaster”.

We’ve done nothing other than ask ‘what happened?’ at Chateau Faustus. It’s ruined Christmas for us.

Spot the dog has been cautiously avoiding eye contact and the budgie is loosing its feathers.

cohenite
January 21, 2024 6:44 pm

This E. Jean Carroll skank suing Trump for rape and defamation is beyond the pale:

New York Magazine’s Guessing Game – E. Jean Carroll Jacket Dress Comes into Question – Trump Accuser Stumbles During Testimony

Trump Team Renews Motion for Mistrial in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case After She Deletes Emails that Exonerate Trump

There is no justice system in the US. All the bastards currently prosecuting Trump should be rounded up, placed in the Mojave next to the Ivanpah solar BS farm and nuked.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 21, 2024 6:44 pm

The Ultimo is strong in this one.

Frank
Frank
January 21, 2024 6:48 pm

Goose stepping Nazis and Italian fascists looked ridiculous.

Yes, which is why they get mocked. You seem to be reading too much into things.

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 6:50 pm

I watched about half of Burnt by the Sun before abandoning Comrade war hero and his cousin in law Dimitri.
Perhaps I might be one day in the mood to watch the rest of it.
I have watched the Bourne movies, for the first time, not bad, missed the non Jason one and am now watching that, apparently there is another Jason epic in the pipe. line.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 6:51 pm

Johnny Rotten
Jan 21, 2024 2:20 PM

Amazing to think that Britain was once the factory of the world.

This is what unconstrained unionism does. It’s just another Mafia hiding behind the ‘legitimate grievances’ of the Wukkas.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 6:52 pm

Are you comfortable in your armchair?

Pretty much.

I think the forces aligning against the tootsies have their eyes fully opened and don’t need to come to Catallaxy for any advice on how to conduct their operations.

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 6:52 pm

I bet non of the people asking ‘what happened to Antoinette’ actually watch the ABC.
How many viewers actually watched whatever show she was on?

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 6:53 pm

I think the standard Catallaxy advice is ‘turn them into glass’.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 6:55 pm

hooties prepare for war

A couple of years ago a few reports appeared about Iran’s mini aircraft carrier – a smaller and much faster version with hundreds of drones with various surveillance and weapon capabilities.That’s possibly something Australia should have, held at selected ports distributed around our coast.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 6:56 pm

Zatara:
One of these?
They’re getting really good prices for them these days.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 6:57 pm

Trump Team Renews Motion for Mistrial in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case After She Deletes Emails that Exonerate Trump

Clinton judge. Getting to be you can tell exactly how a court case will go based on whether the Dems appointed the judge.

I should reread the Kurt Schlichter books to see how things in the US go next.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:02 pm

The level of discipline in that weapons parade is way beyond the anarchistic marauding of Hamas.

They haven’t touched any naval vessels. They have succeeded against commercial shipping only because these vessels are unarmed.

Like the marauding pirates further north (of the old days), their long-term objective appears to be extracting dollars for passage (Jizya) or the risk of being pirated or blown up. They deserve no mercy.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 7:02 pm

How many viewers actually watched whatever show she was on?

She was filling in on Sydney radio.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 7:04 pm

They have succeeded against commercial shipping only because these vessels are unarmed.

Have any such vessels been seriously damaged?

I don’t believe so.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 7:04 pm

Zatara Avatar
Zatara

Jan 21, 2024 3:28 PM
It’s a clever ‘Hootie Tootie’ tactic to have the poor animals unloaded in Yemen or the Horn of Africa or somewhere else close and for the animals to be used as food for the locals. Free food for all. /sarc

Right. And that won’t bother the Jordanians who bought the animals at all.

One way to really piss the Jordanians off, is to threaten their food supply. Having a look at the demographics is interesting.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:05 pm

I think the forces aligning against the tootsies have their eyes fully opened

That’s what Israel believed about Hamas. Hezbollah has discovered an innovative way to bypass Israel’s iron dome – they now fire laser guided ant-tank missiles direct at civilian homes.
https://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2024/01/hezbollah-has-innovated-brand-new-war.html

Israel and the US have been fighting the previous wars. Israel is catching up. Is biden awake today?

Rabz
January 21, 2024 7:08 pm

Paranoimia – The Art of Noise with Max Headroom (1986)

It’s enough to make you wonder sometimes if you’re on the right planet … 😕

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:10 pm

Is biden awake today?

He’s been asleep for 3 years now. We’re talking about outsized military might (US) against a bunch of Muslim thugs who don’t know what they’re getting into.

Israel is currently busy destroying those pricks in Gaza. They’ll deal with the Haz later if need be and perhaps this time they should level the fckers completely and not pussy foot around. If your enemy says they want to destroy you, believe them!

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:10 pm

H B Bear
Jan 21, 2024 4:14 PM

A Nation that gave you English for free and Nationhood for free is a Great Nation.

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 7:12 pm

Sacked radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf has lashed out at the ABC on international TV, telling the BBC that the taxpayer-funded broadcaster paid for investigative reporter Louise Milligan’s legal fees in defamation proceedings because she is “white”.

Pass the popcorn.

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 7:14 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

Jordan and its Western allies say highly organised and heavily armed Iran-backed militias operating in government-controlled areas of Syria are behind a surge in smuggling into the kingdom, particularly of the amphetamine Captagon, for which there is huge demand in Gulf Arab states.

Captagon is one thing the King of Jordan is going to go ballistic over. He’s already had experience with Black September and won’t put up with more bullshit.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:14 pm

A Nation that gave you English for free and Nationhood for free is a Great Nation.

Or perhaps they learnt their lesson from the American war of independence, you pathetic little crook.

If it was so great, you wouldn’t have fcked, off along with that dreadful 70s cohort to pester us.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:15 pm

They’re getting really good prices for them these days.

ie. razor blades
I still have my father’s leather strop. The ones I found online today are different. The 1950s version had two leather strips to pull in turn with a flip flip mechanism.

Tom
Tom
January 21, 2024 7:17 pm

Is biden awake today?

That’s just how the Obama people running the White House want the puppet presidency to operate.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 7:19 pm

Captagon is one thing the King of Jordan is going to go ballistic over.

Hamas are big on captagon too.

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 7:21 pm

He’s already had experience with Black September and won’t put up with more bullshit.

That was the current King of Jordan’s late father, the King Hussein (who died in 1998). Abdullah is a very different kettle of fish to his father. Whilst Abdullah looks cuddly and cute, he’s sinister and nasty. Oh and King Abdullah’s wife, Queen Rania, is Palestinian. She doesn’t like Israel and Israelis.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 21, 2024 7:21 pm

A Nation that gave you English for free and Nationhood for free was a Great Nation.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 7:22 pm

The Injun Chick in the Puce Slip – Sacré bleu! 🙂

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:22 pm

Israel is currently busy destroying those pricks in Gaza.

It’s not a simple tiptoe through the tulips. The dragged out Gaza cleanup is ripping into even our own trust in our social cohesion and government agencies in faraway Australia. Iran and Houties have armed themselves for a style of battle for which US and alies are unprepared.

Crossie
Crossie
January 21, 2024 7:23 pm

Paul Murray is on Sky’s The Sunday Showdown with four other panelists and I’m afraid he is not able to keep his end of the discussion. The others have wonderful while his are rather pedestrian and few and far between. This explains his half hour intros before he brings on guests. He seems to be only able to read his written editorials, thinking on his feet is not his talent.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:23 pm

JC
Jan 21, 2024 5:50 PM

LOL. Keep digging that hole Junior and I will dig up your comment on the Future Fund. The one where you couldn’t even look up the Future Fund website and get hold of the latest investment figures. So funny that was.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:23 pm

And by the way, Woddenhead, the British were the first to use concentration camps in the most genocidal way against the Sth African Dutch settlers.

Great nation? Sometimes

British Concentration Camps: During the war, the British implemented a system of concentration camps to contain Boer civilians and their families. These camps were notoriously harsh, with overcrowding, inadequate sanitation, and poor food leading to high rates of disease and death. While estimates vary, historians generally agree that tens of thousands of Boers, mostly women and children, died in these camps.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:27 pm

Woddenhead. As bad as a Bolt on is, you’re worse. You filthy feral pig. But keep giving yourself those upticks but you’re not fooling anyone, you simpleton.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:28 pm

Keep digging that hole Junior and I will dig up your comment on the Future Fund. The one where you couldn’t even look up the Future Fund website and get hold of the latest investment figures.

Do so, and don’t hold back, as I’m looking forward to see the exchange and how stupid you were made to look… again.

Go!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 7:29 pm

BTW, Queanbeyan is a great place to live, just ask Top Ender.

I don’t doubt that for a minute. It’s rural, and close to a major city.

I looked at buying a small unit there for my autistic son many years ago, but he resisted moving.

I would not have put him permanently in a motel there though. If it suits some, for years on end, so be it. Perhaps Johanna is saving for moving to an age-care facility as she is not yet ready for that, though physically somewhat frail it seems. Or she has some other reasons. It’s not really our business. I wish her well.

Emotional fixation on another individual, expressed apparently in one’s cups on the internet, can be assisted by a helpful psychologist. Your doc can prescribe 15 sessions for you on Medicare.

For those interested, I have published thirteen articles and reviews on various topics in Quadrant and Quadrant Online since 2017, when I decided to disaggregate some of the Arthurian material that proved too academic for a popularising book format. That may come later, but there are distracting other calls on my time too. In Sept 2018 my Arthurian thesis, which has recevied considerable overseas praise and citation for originality, was published in Quadrant under the title “Decoding King Arthur and the Grail’. I now receive invitations to various online conferences in this field; in truth, more than I wish to cope with. Shortly, I hope to publish a sequel developing my evidence further, entitled “Re-Dating Gildas and Decoding ‘The Battle of Badon’ “. Both articles are circa 4000 words. I’ve also been rather busy saving an ancestral church in Britain, at least giving the diocese something to ‘manage’ rather than them having open slather on a sale.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:30 pm

JC
Jan 21, 2024 7:14 PM

LOL. The ones that are pestering you don’t speak English and came here to live on welfare and to breed like rabbits. Who let them in and who keeps on letting them in?

Australian Feral Guv’ments that’s who.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 7:31 pm

These camps were notoriously harsh, with overcrowding, no Benny Hill on the television, no kippers and no English Roses

The survivors were barely able to speak … 😕

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:32 pm

That was the current King of Jordan’s late father, the King Hussein. Abdullah is a very different kettle of fish to his father.

That’s right. Jordan’s previous generations of royalty had respectful relationships with Israel. They knew Israel would, and did a couple of times. defend Jordan from invasion by Syria or Iraq. Abdullah hasn’t been tested on that attitude yet. During his reign he has onlly needed to vote against Israel in UN resolution – nothing yet on the ground that tests his hold on the state.

An odd thing – Jordan is possibly the most artificial country on earth, invented by Britain with an imposed foreign monarchy – yet it’s among the most stable countries of the Islamic world.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:34 pm

JC
Jan 21, 2024 7:28 PM

Once again your selective memory is very selective. If you have a memory at all that is. Just stick to being the self appointed Blog Milk Monitor.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 21, 2024 7:34 pm

I’m told that the Boer War was about the Brits wanting to steal Boer gold.
Just great that Australia (and/or colonies) went wasn’t it?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 21, 2024 7:36 pm

The level of discipline in that weapons parade is way beyond the anarchistic marauding of Hamas

If you have to ‘parade’ your weapons, then yeah but nah.

I suspect the Houthis are banking on the IDF and/or the US not smacking up everything above and below ground in their allegedly controlled area.

This would be the same mistake Hamas made not so long ago, and who found to their eternal discontent that the IDF ignored the UN and assorted other handpatters and is now in the business of disassembling everything throughout Gaza.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 7:39 pm

These camps were notoriously harsh, with overcrowding, inadequate sanitation, and poor food leading to high rates of disease and death.

Yes. a bad idea, and when practiced on a rural population with almost no basic hygiene and some very unusual practices for dealing with sickness (which only made things worse in confined areas) there was a high death rate.

All war is hell and the Boer War was no exception.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:40 pm

And for Junior Cretin and Cronies –

The Fix is In – Trump Goes to Prison

“Let me explain something very important. George Soros’ son has come out and said that Trump would not go away unless he is in prison. I am not at liberty to say at this time, but the FIX IS IN and Trump will be imprisoned in the Washington, DC case.

Soros has funded the case in Colorado to kick Trump off the ballot. This is a war for the very soul of the United States. I have had to look at these forecasts projected by the computer, and it is certainly not my aspiration in life. People keep telling me this is my destiny. Perhaps so. But I do not relish laying out these forecasts, for I wish I could prevent the outcome, but OI cannot. No protest can be mustered to prevent this. We have to crash and burn. Only then will the blind finally see, and those who have understood these forecasts will get to perhaps spread the word.

They have done everything they possibly can to stop Trump, for they KNOW he will do his best to prevent their agenda. Yet, unfortunately, the computer has warned that either side will NOT accept the 2024 election. They are outright pushing to put Trump in prison. The Attorney General has now come out pushing for a speedy trial in DC because they think throwing Trump in prison will be the only thing that will stop him.

My deep concern is that we are approaching the 19th cycle of 8.6 from the American Civil War. This only adds to the rising tensions, which will escalate into 2026. These people are so desperate to impose their totalitarian state that they refuse to back off. If they cannot imprison Trump, they will assassinate him. We are approaching the last 8.6 years in this cycle, and they will be the darkest days of our lives. My concern is if the Supreme Court yields to this conspiracy to imprison Trump, it could be like the Dread Scott decision, where they tried to reduce the tension by claiming blacks could not be citizens of the United States and that they were, in fact, property. They thought they were cutting the baby in half to prevent a civil war. But that decision led the people to vote for Abraham Lincoln, who, by the way, was also taken off the ballot in several states. If they buy this argument that Trump was acting as a candidate and NOT as President, then they probably will think that putting him in prison will lower the tensions. That will not end well for them.

World War III is already in motion. There will be no state of peace, and Zelensky was put in that position to facilitate this war. I warned when he took office that this would be the guy who started World War III. Zelensky is nothing like what you think. In the EU, another crisis is brewing. The EU has extended the p[remission for Ukrainian refugees currently living in the EU. The Council agreed to extend the temporary protection for people fleeing Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine from March 4th, 2024, to March 4th, 2025.

However, Zelensky’s general mobilization and a state of war have been in effect in Ukraine since Feb. 24th, 2022, with all men aged 18 to 60 considered eligible for military service and subject to conscription. Men are prohibited from leaving Ukraine, and now the EU is recording the refugees, thereby documenting those who are avoiding Zelensky’s draft.

During a state of war, travel abroad for men in Ukraine is restricted. All military-eligible individuals are forbidden to leave Ukraine, except in cases specified by Cabinet Resolution No. 57. Some military-eligible individuals, lacking the right to leave, have illegally crossed borders and sought asylum in the EU, the United States, or Asian countries. Ukraine lacks a system for holding such individuals to account, but that is rumored to be in the works. Zelensky wants all men returned to die on the battlefield. At this time, Russian soldiers outnumber Ukrainians 4 to 1.

Trump would indeed end the war in 24 hrs. Cut off all funds for the Ukrainian government employees whom Biden is paying their salaries and pensions. Insist that Zelensky honors the Minsk Agreement and the war is over. Those in power right now want war, and they have no intention of ending anything.

Here are the computer projections for the 2024 election. Trump should win, as you can see on 4 out of 6 models. But Models #3 and #4 are shocking. These show such a landslide with 61% to 35% and 59% to 37% projections that this scares the hell out of the globalists. Of course, everyone and their career prostitute at Davos tunes into our political forecasts because they have been correct, are purely unbiased, and are the only REAL Artificial Intelligence with a 40-year track record. They may not like what they see, and they certainly do not like me. The prospect that the next presidential election in 2028 will NOT EVEN TAKE PLACE is a very high probability, according to our computer.

I am NOT putting this out here as some Trump supporter. Personally, I cannot see how they can possibly allow him to win under ANY circumstances. If they put him in prison, they can always claim he committed suicide to get rid of the mess. Since they will be terminating all physical money, replacing them with CBDCs, they won’t ever have to put his picture on a coin where they will constantly be reminded of their treason.

The Computer Says Trump Will Win
Personally, I Cannot See How They Will Allow a Fair Election with that Result.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-fix-is-in-trump-goes-to-prison/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Rabz
January 21, 2024 7:41 pm
Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 7:41 pm

I should add that King Hussein, in 1973, tried to warn Golda Meir. He was brushed off.

Bespoke
Bespoke
January 21, 2024 7:41 pm

I hold no grudge against the Poms for the camps.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 7:41 pm

This would be the same mistake Hamas made not so long ago

Yes. Though I doubt if the US will have the quite the same sort of cojones.

Be good if they did pick up a bit of testosterone though.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 7:42 pm

Woddenhead, you said you were going to post the discussion so do that, you dishonest limey pig.

Go!

Rosie
Rosie
January 21, 2024 7:44 pm

Well there you go Roger. Not even on television.
No wonder everyone is talking about her.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:45 pm

Houties might be preparing to harass general shipping rather than a direct confrontation with US or UK naval power. Disruption of international trade was part of Islamic strategy to weaken Israel’s diplomacy with the Suez in ’56, the oil embargos after the ’73 war, and it gained a special invitation for Arafat to address the UN after his hijacking of world air and sea tourism.

Tom
Tom
January 21, 2024 7:45 pm

Paul Murray is on Sky’s The Sunday Showdown with four other panelists and I’m afraid he is not able to keep his end of the discussion.

Crossie, Murray will probably end up being Sky at night’s top-rating show this year because he’s the only one of the talking heads who stands up for the outer suburbs.

Blot and Credlin just do Canberra politics.

PS: Sharri Markson’s 8pm hour this year is rating as poorly as Chris Kenny’s. It’s the time of day, not the talent.

Sky has abandoned its strategy of having Markson go first at 5pm breaking news stories. I suspect Markson asked for the new slot for family reasons.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 7:47 pm

nothing yet on the ground that tests his hold on the state.

He was facing some pretty unpleasant demonstrations by local Pallies when we were flying Royal Jordanian into Jordan’s Amman airport a couple of months ago. He had to slight Israel to hang onto his power then.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 7:47 pm

I’m sure that Elon got the idea for his interplanetary Tesla from this track.

Heavy Metal (1981)

Megan
Megan
January 21, 2024 7:48 pm

In the interview, Lattouf said after she was axed by the ABC on December 20, “all across the country Australians are asking what happened to Antoinette, why did this happen to Antoinette and what’s happened to our public broadcaster”.

As if.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 7:50 pm

All war is hell and the Boer War was no exception.

More Boer women and children died in those camps, then their menfolk perished on the battlefield.

However, this was not the first time such camps had been set up. The Spanish Army established “Camps de concentration” during the “Ten Year War” in Cuba, in the 1890’s.
Their reputation was just as hellish – tens of thousands of Cuban peasants died from starvation or disease.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 7:50 pm

King Abdullah’s woife, Queen Rania

Although her dottir is even hottir

Not giving a rodent’s, Cats!

Robert Sewell
January 21, 2024 7:51 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

Jan 21, 2024 4:52 PM
Opinion – The EV Backlash Builds

While I’m sitting back laughing at the hapless Greenies getting repeated faces full of reality, my only worry is how is the whole Tesla house of cards going to affect Musks space program?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 21, 2024 7:54 pm

Just great that Australia (and/or colonies) went wasn’t it?

Harry “The Breaker” Morant, was unavailable for comment.

Johnny Rotten
January 21, 2024 7:55 pm

JC
Jan 21, 2024 7:27 PM

They are thumbs you dumb dumb bum bum, And you get loads of down thumbs when you revert to the obtuse abuse. And rightly so.

Keep up the great work you Mouth from the South in Sictoria. Get back to the Fat Pizza Bar and play the role of self appointed Blog Milk Monitor. It suits you.

And BTW, you have still to show that evidence for me being a crook. Big words from a small gob that you have there.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 21, 2024 7:55 pm

I hold no grudge against the Poms for the camps.
Why not?

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 7:57 pm
Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 8:00 pm

However, this was not the first time such camps had been set up. The Spanish Army established “Camps de concentration” during the “Ten Year War” in Cuba, in the 1890’s.
Their reputation was just as hellish – tens of thousands of Cuban peasants died from starvation or disease.

In fact, there were concentration camps in the American Civil War, camps set up by both the north and south. The conditions were appalling, particularly the confederate camps in the south that held captured Union soldiers. Thousands of Union soldiers died from starvation and torture.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 8:03 pm

my only worry is how is the whole Tesla house of cards going to affect Musks space program?

He operates on a higher plane Winston.

Tesla: he needs electric vehicles on Mars
Solar City: he need solar power on Mars
The Boring Company: he needs habitats underground on Mars
SpaceX: he needs to get to Mars

I hope he does.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 8:03 pm
Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 8:06 pm

An icon passes – Rabbi Raymond Apple passes away in Jerusalem

Thanks Katz. Am quite upset.

JC
JC
January 21, 2024 8:09 pm

And you get loads of down thumbs when you revert to the obtuse abuse. And rightly so.

Only a few days ago, you told Calli those you legitimately accrue are like “water off a duck’s back but now they’re important?

There’s no hiding the fact that you’re a moron, even with all the ticks you give yourself. Everything you appear to touch is crooked.

You dribbling buffoon, woddenhead. A few days and you can’t keep your story straight.

The fund discussion!

Go!

Rabz
January 21, 2024 8:09 pm

One thing you can always say about Queen Rania as she treads daintily over the mounds of corpses … 🙂

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 8:09 pm

nothing yet on the ground that tests his hold on the state.

He was facing some pretty unpleasant demonstrations by local Pallies

When needed the “Arab street” is usually held in check by Arab military. But he hasn’t confronted anything like Black September, or Israel’s warning off the threat of Syrian invasion in about 1970 and 1980, or apologising to Israel in 1967 for needing to retain “face” by joining the joint attack on Israel, or knowing Jordon was safe because Israel needed it as a buffer when the US demolished Iraq’s regime, or the Mossad attempted assination in his father’s last year.

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 8:10 pm

Meanwhile, Rabbo Shalom Coleman in Perth is still going strong at 105 years old. He was born on Armistance Day in 1918. He’s quite a character.

Bespoke
Bespoke
January 21, 2024 8:10 pm

Why not?

Same reason I’m against First Nations ideology, Eyrie. Those responsible are long gone.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 21, 2024 8:11 pm

Somebody has been looking for attention. She has an unhinged obsession with Lizzie. What a sad person she is, pitiful really.

She sure does have such an obsession, goes back years, but the ‘fortified’ playbook is still running eight for to nine against. So what? I know plenty here wish me well, and dickticks are just that.

I have replied above. I have put up my publications (which always seems to annoy the hell out of some here, how dare I, etc) simply to reiterate against Johanna’s bile that my Arthurian material (‘book’ if you must) has not died on the vine, for those interested, and that I also write and publish, which is more than Johanna seems to do with all of the spare time and brains she clearly has. Maybe she has a secret publishing life pushing out romantic trash as Dymphnia Daring? Who knows? Could be worse.

Mostly, in contrast, I run to stand still, with many commitments.
Lucky I am a happy and well-preserved eighty one, in both body and brain.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 21, 2024 8:14 pm

Sacked radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf has lashed out at the ABC on international TV, telling the BBC that the taxpayer-funded broadcaster paid for investigative reporter Louise Milligan’s legal fees in defamation proceedings because she is “white”.

Lattouf also claimed in the interview with BBC News presenter Matthew Amroliwala on the weekend that she was left without help from the ABC because she has “an Arab background”.

Fight you bastards, fight!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 21, 2024 8:14 pm

Home, Home

Twenty four drummers and drum sets. Wow.

The next best I ever saw was the Party Boys doing doing Step on You Again with seven drum kits at the Enmore. Can’t find a vid though, saw it on Rage once.

Bless the Israelis and all the IDF guys and gals.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 8:19 pm

Thousands of Union soldiers died from starvation and torture.

I don’t believe there was any torture and certainly no official policy of such.

Conditions were harsh because the Confederacy was itself under blockade by the Federals and the whole southern

population was suffering.

The camp at Andersonville, GA, which is most often mentioned in this context, was established because Confederate authorities believed it would be easier to provide food for the prisoners there than in Richmond, VA.

The Confederates only had so many Union prisoners, more than they could possibly care for adequately, because Lincoln had ordered an end to prisoner exchanges in mid 1863.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 8:20 pm

Sorry…format fail.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 21, 2024 8:20 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Jan 21, 2024 6:29 PM
This lady is delusional.

Yep, legally I don’t think she’s got a leg to stand on. She was given prior warning about her social media use and she ignored it.

IIRC, Their ABC warned Louse Milligan about her use of social media, but she used it anyway, and Their ABC subsequently bailed Seven Nilligan out with lotsa cash.

That is the leg Lattouf seems to be standing on.

Then again, her and my recollections might be faulty.

Rabz
January 21, 2024 8:21 pm

Let’s have some Cap’n Beefheart*, Cats!

*Although best listened to very loudly at 2:30am on a Sunday morning in a kitchen in Vaucluse … 🙂

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 21, 2024 8:21 pm

An icon passes – Rabbi Raymond Apple passes away in Jerusalem
Thanks Katz. Am quite upset.

Rabbi Raymond Apple married my brother. Rabbi Israel Porush married my parents. Rabbi Francis Cohen married my grandparents. Rabbi Aaron Levi married my great-grandparents in York Street Synagogue, the predecessor the Great Synagogue.

Cassie of Sydney
January 21, 2024 8:24 pm

Starvation is a form of torture. Granted that food in the south was in short supply, the conditions the Union soldiers were kept in was barbaric.

Muddy
Muddy
January 21, 2024 8:26 pm

Victorian Liberals have grown a spine?

On a rented lab mouse?

bons
bons
January 21, 2024 8:28 pm

The IRA (Sinn Fein) are now the largest political force in Northern Ireland local government.

My contempt for all things Irish is comfortingly reinforced.

Celtic Hamas.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 21, 2024 8:29 pm

JC

Like the marauding pirates further north (of the old days), their long-term objective appears to be extracting dollars for passage (Jizya) or the risk of being pirated or blown up. They deserve no mercy.

Get the UNCLOS amended to permit merchant ships to be armed, and to respond with lethal force to attacks by pirates. A few Vulcan guns, Chain guns and turrets from ZSU-23-4s would be effective discouragement of those boats, and could probably stop the Silkworms (somewhat updated versions of a Soviet anti-shipping missile dating from the late 1950s/early 1960s.

Roger
Roger
January 21, 2024 8:29 pm

Starvation is a form of torture.

In which case the Union was torturing an entire population, not just soldiers.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 21, 2024 8:32 pm

Katzenjammer
Jan 21, 2024 7:05 PM
I think the forces aligning against the tootsies have their eyes fully opened

That’s what Israel believed about Hamas. Hezbollah has discovered an innovative way to bypass Israel’s iron dome – they now fire laser guided ant-tank missiles direct at civilian homes.

Hamarse will find re-supply of laser guided anti-tank missiles much slower and more expensive than making basic unguided rockets from lengths of water pipe.

  1. Headline of the day: The Matildas and Arsenal weapon tasked with filling Kerr-sized hole Fnarrr.

  2. And puts lie to the media’s claim that he held a firearms licence “for recreational purposes”.

  3. The word doing the rounds (as yet unsubstantiated) is a total ban on “recreational” firearm use. Can see a lot…

  4. Outstanding. Just outstanding commentary on the current semitic sentiment in this country. The back end of a Gray Connolly piece…

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