Open Thread – Australia Day 2024


The Founding of Australia by Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove, Jan. 26th 1788, Algernon Talmage, 1937

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H B Bear
H B Bear
January 26, 2024 4:08 pm

Australian bowlers are unhappy with soft pink balls…?

Probably moisturiser.

Rosie
Rosie
January 26, 2024 4:09 pm

First day in Rome
Mass at 40 Martyrs
Coffee at Giseldas
Vodafone €50 (cash only) for a tourist sim, I feel like I should try a Lebara but what’s done is done. I actually had to go back and get them to reconfigure as though it worked for a bit, then it didn’t.
Walked though the Ghetto and visited the Shoah museum, the current exhibition is ‘the nazi inferno’. Good to see school groups visiting. I sat and watched a gaggle of religious, some in purple shirts, many with outsize pectoral crosses walking through the ghetto, assumed they were Catholic until I spotted a female in a dog collar.
Ran into them again in St Bartholomew’s on the island, they were all sitting chatting waiting for a service to start, I snuck in and paid my visit but got bailed up by a woman inviting me to stay. I politely declined on the basis of previous attendance. It was something to do with the Community of St Giles and being filmed for posterity. I thought my dear PP would not have tolerated all that chatter, purple or no purple.
After a slightly disappointing lunch (trop de sel) I went in search of Tolkien, a bus here a walk there then another bus.
The modern art museum is enormous, the curators have chosen to display a ‘ collage’ of gilt framed 19th works in the main salon, interspersed with moving pictures, all the way up to the ceiling so impossible to view the works at the top, yet the other rooms were minimalist. Tres amusant.
Anyhow the Tolkien exhibition was very good, no shyness about emphasising the centrality of his Catholic faith to his life and work or that the books could not have been written as they were without hearth and home being essential to Tolkien. Lots of letters, artworks, including illustrations from when The Hobbit was serialised in ‘Princess Magazine’ , editions of his works in many
languages. There was a section devoted to his visits to Italy and about the reluctant of the first Italian publisher approached to translate his books, Italians won’t be interested. A million copies sold in Italy by 1984.
Third most published books in the world, after the bible and koran.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.
Thanks again P for the hat tip.
Beautiful day after a cloudy morning, a trifle too warm perhaps. Shall be substituting sunglasses for the woolie hat today.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 4:10 pm

Australia Day.

Flag flying outside at 07:00AM. A bit late due to having to have a quick celebratory stubby while the bride was in the shower.

Off to mate’s place for a late breakfast – eggs & bacon rolls etc – washed down with beer and plonk. Discussion turned to Australia Day and activists – mate & his missus are a bit to the left of Ghengis whereas I’m to the right – but all agreed, fkuc ’em and all their opm sucking agencies.

Discussion turned to Captain Cook and his incredible sailing, navigation and mapping skills and some of the literature detailing those feats. No argument.

Happy Australia Day – a day to be celebrated on 26 January each year.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 26, 2024 4:13 pm

Never seen Novak make so many unforced errors.
Maybe he should have gotten the jab?
🙂

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:16 pm

He seemed to think the Teal electorates would go with Dutton because they are conservative. I’ve got news for you sunshine. Those Teal seats are dripping wet greenie coz they can afford to be.

yep no effing idea- I could see this coming over ten years go catching the train to Brighton Beach with fancy Edwardian mansions sporting green agitprop. I think Kroger needs to get out more but it’s a bit late now.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 26, 2024 4:17 pm

Djoker’s in trouble.
The young Kraut Italian is moving quicker and smacking it harder.
There’s still hope but tough from two down.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:18 pm

Isn’t Kroger the one who hugged Fraser when he had his blub in 1983?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 26, 2024 4:20 pm

Windies 9/301.

Sooky McCheat will be a tad nervous. The expectation to make 200 on his own against the West Indies attack will be crushing.

Intently looking forward to an almost immediate failure.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 26, 2024 4:24 pm

Steve trickler
Jan 26, 2024 2:03 PM

Absolute classic from Danger Dan.

I’m only halfway through it and already agree.

I might even carry the link over to this page for the viewing convenience of others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITpFaOKK4Qk

cohenite
January 26, 2024 4:24 pm

Great paper from the GWPF on hurricanes: no trend and no support for alarmism:

https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2024/01/Hurricanes-2023-Season.pdf?mc_cid=9095f92903&mc_eid=170323d89f

The evidence against AGW is overwhelming but shits like blackout bowen and in fact every government in the West still pushes on with this crap.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 26, 2024 4:26 pm

That is Victorian air coming through.
You’re welcome.

You mean it is pre-breathed? Not fresh and new?

Vicki
Vicki
January 26, 2024 4:28 pm

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Farmer Gez
Jan 26, 2024 4:17 PM
Djoker’s in trouble.
The young Kraut Italian is moving quicker and smacking it harder.

Interesting that during Covid his manager concentrated on him learning Novak’s game & copying it. Even so, Novak is making what seems like an awful lot of unforced errors.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:28 pm

Seems fairly cool in Rome now Rosie according to Windy.com 6-8 deg C. Great place- never disappointed

cohenite
January 26, 2024 4:29 pm

Isn’t Kroger the one who hugged Fraser when he had his blub in 1983?

Kroger is a typical modern conservative: gutless; talks tough and does SFU. I remember back in 2009 when the climate sceptics were holding rallies, he turned up at one, looked condescending and left despite being asked to talk. The fact that a number of Sky announcers use him as their go to for conservative takes tells me the media in this dump is at the same level as the conservative political parties, which is to say cowering under a rock.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 26, 2024 4:29 pm

In school in the early 1950s we studied a few Australian radio plays all published in one book. One was about Captain Cook’s voyage. Does anyone else know of this publication?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 4:31 pm

Their ABC – piece by Janet A in the Oz.

Anyone able to copy/paste. Would be appreciated.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:31 pm

Legacy meja is a lost cause but unfortunately it still has a lot of influence. I hope it dies sooner rather than later.

Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 4:32 pm

In the early hours of Australia Day morning, climbing advocate Marc Hendrickx and local Indigenous elder Sturt Boyd climbed the peak with a group of supporters calling for the trail to be reopened to the public.

Mr Hendrickx said the group made their climb with the blessing of Mr Boyd, whose mother Marlene has been referred to as the custodian of the mountain.

So they still got a permission from a “custodian”. Things will be normal when anyone can rock up, park their car and go for a walk.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 4:34 pm

Nice ending to the innings. Spin bowler Kevin Sinclair hits a six off of Goat for a fifty in his first ever Test innings, then is last man out next ball. Damn fine work sir, remember to tell your grandkids!

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 4:35 pm

bons
Jan 26, 2024 12:08 PM

JC.

How much is the annual payment to your building Super?

I’m interested to see the extent of change since I lived there in the dark ages.

I think he earns about 100K a year salary. He also lives rent free in an apartment in the building provided for him, and *Christmas bonus would be about 30 plus by my estimate. He’s on a decent wicket when you add it up.

*35 floors X 3 apartments handing out 300 bucks on average for the Christmas bonus

cohenite
January 26, 2024 4:37 pm

Scotty Boland no doubt will have some more dreamtime advice for peewee smith after his early dismissal.

Jock
Jock
January 26, 2024 4:37 pm

What idiot would wear a balaclava and an all black ensemble in 35-40 degree weather?? If these are nazis then they are the ones the SS used as cannon fodder.

Also if the cops could stop this lot, why cant they do the same to the Arab genocidists who rally in the City every Sunday?? Just asking why the different treatment?

will
will
January 26, 2024 4:38 pm

Kroger has lost it. Much diminished from his Dollar Sweets days of fighting unions.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 26, 2024 4:38 pm

Police in this country certainly nailing their colours to themast.

NSW HAMAS/Leb escort service move on some guys guarding the CAPT Cook statue in SYD.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13008101/Aussie-patriots-try-guard-Captain-Cook-statue-attempt-turned-massive-failure-police-called-in.html

My point, if they’re in danger caution them and say Police may not be able to assist. Then up to them if they stay. We all know cops will do two fifths of f all against righties being assaulted by lefties. That boat sailed years ago.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 4:39 pm

KD – you just missed out on the duck.

Dead set plumb – a desperate wasted review by sandpaper cry boy.

Opening job is working a treat.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 4:41 pm

Cryon De Telli gawn for six!
LBW.
And, of course, he burns a review.
Happy Straya Day xunt!

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 26, 2024 4:42 pm

Also it’s much easier for the tootsies to recognise these rusted out jalopies on water because when they see those floating horrors, they would automatically know they’re Chinese or Russian vessels.

The Hooties know what nationality because the Chinese and Russian vessels broadcast it via their AIS.

American and Israeli shipping interests are at risk of attack, but Houthi leaders have explicitly said that Russian and Chinese vessels will be guaranteed safe passage. “Our goal is to raise the economic costs for [Israel],” Houthi spokesman Muhammad al-Buheiti told Izvestia last week. “As for all other countries, including Russia and China, their shipping in the region is not threatened.”

The proportion of Chinese shipping in Red Sea container traffic has been rising dramatically, according to Lloyd’s List, though total container traffic has plummeted). One brand new Chinese carrier even appears to specialize in Red Sea transits. Recently-launched Sea Legend Shipping operates a fleet of seven Panamax boxships that run between China and Turkey, calling at ports in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea on the way out and back. It even calls periodically in Yemen (Aden) and serves the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeidah through a transshipment connection. (Lloyd’s List first identified Sea Legend’s niche service.)

It helps that Sea Legend has a PLA escort – just in case the nearest Hootie tinnie can’t afford a $200 AIS receiver.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 26, 2024 4:43 pm

Oh my lord. Oh my LORD.

Labbashagnee gone as well! 2/11.

Straya!

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:44 pm

Speaking of Geoffrey Blainey whom I hold in very high regard, I can recall him saying in the early 80s that 26/1 was the wrong date. He was a meja darling until his wrong speak/thought crime in 1984.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 26, 2024 4:45 pm

Can’t comment on McCheat just yet.

Laughing far too hard.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 26, 2024 4:46 pm

Regarding shenanigans in North Sydney – about an hour ago there was something like a dozen police cars tearing along Spit Rd, sirens wailing, toward The Spit – heading to Northern Beaches.

It looked like a pursuit, sure enough.

No idea what they were racing to, but I wonder if it is at least connected to what happened at the station.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 4:47 pm

Southerly changes are fun. Temperature down from 40.5 at 4 pm to 29.1 C at 4:30 pm.

The Cafe birdies will be much happier, there were half a dozen cockies, two kookas, a currawong and several noisies panting and looking miserable in the shady back tree. They didn’t want to come out all afternoon despite offers of food.

Walker
Walker
January 26, 2024 4:51 pm

For Barking Toad

Kim Williams has his work cut out at the ABC

Announcing that Kim Williams would be the new chairman of the ABC, the Prime Minister said that “Kim is such a perfect fit for the role, it’s almost as if it were made for him”.

Oh dear. Labor’s “perfect fit” for the big corner office at the national broadcaster is unlikely to be what the rest of us have in mind when we think of what is required to turn this mediocre media goliath into a professional, impartial media organisation that genuinely reflects the diversity of this country. Not just the gender, sexual, ­racial and religious diversity. But more importantly, the diversity of opinions among ordinary Australians. That remains the deepest flaw of the ABC. It is still not our ABC, and yet we are forced to pay for it.

As a former ABC board member, I have seen up close, sometimes too close, how the more canny members of the ABC staff try to seduce new additions to the board. Worse, I have seen how the love-bombing and duchessing has worked, particularly on the most senior member of the board.

Current chair Ita Buttrose certainly seems to have fallen victim to this. Under her watch, the ABC has gone from bad to worse, with more activism emanating from the inner-city studios.

Regional ABC output is streaks ahead, but that doesn’t undo the damage done by the high-profile ABC journalists who think their job is to tell us what to think about climate change, about immigration, about tax policy, about the voice, about the #MeToo movement, and on and on it goes.

Forget the early words from incoming chairmen and women. We’ve heard them laud impartiality, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, balance before. Words mean nothing until we see what they do in the job.

Williams’ first decision will be who to back in this ridiculous staff revolt. Does the former News and Foxtel executive support the staff demand for a more pro-Hamas stance? Or does he back his hapless chief executive David Anderson?

It’s a no-brainer. In what other serious organisation do staff get to pass a no-confidence motion in the chief executive? This Mickey Mouse sort of nonsense exists only at the ABC.

If, as ABC chairman, Williams has higher ambitions than becoming another patsy of activist ABC journalists, he will need to take a stance early. And here it is, landing in his lap as he unpacks his briefcase. He must side with Anderson in this stoush.

Williams needs to understand that the Israel-Hamas war is simply the latest and most colourful flashpoint of the enduring sense of entitlement among many ABC journalists who think that they should be running the taxpayer-funded organisation to suit their personal political, social and cultural mores.

This latest revolt by staff is ­simply another, albeit more overt, demand that they should get to reinterpret the ABC Charter in a way that allows them to call the shots on our dime.

We’ve seen it so often. The ABC’s second-rate and mostly non-existent coverage of serious issues raised by the voice proposal is the second most recent example. In that case, the staff won. And the result was that Australians did not learn the truth about the risks raised by a constitutionally entrenched voice from the national broadcaster.

Once he has seen off the staff’s pro-Gaza revolt, the larger issue for Williams, as new chairman, should be to tackle the mediocre management under Anderson.

Under Anderson, the ABC has suffered serious management bungles, corporate governance disasters, editorial bungles, and flailing engagement. Yet Williams has had his hands deliberately tied. As new chairman, he should have had a say in appointing a new chief executive.

There was a real opportunity for the ABC to reflect all Australians. That appears to be the last thing management or the board wanted.

Retiring chairwoman Buttrose and the ABC board decided to reappoint Anderson to a new five-year term – secretly – earlier this year.

Australians who pay the wages of ABC staff only learned about this secret reappointment – made more than a year before his contract was due to expire – when other media outlets exposed it.

On behalf of millions of Australians hoping for a genuinely more professional, impartial, informative ABC, let’s hope that Williams can work some magic when dealing with more than 100 staff members in open revolt and a managing director who has already signalled his surrender to them.

Oh dear.

Janet Albrechtsen, Columnist

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 4:53 pm

There was a marxist putsch in the US in 2020 but I don’t really regard the old perv in the Whitehouse as a socialist or a marxist. Biden is just an evil old pay to play crook. A dead soul, a dirty old grub.

132andBush
132andBush
January 26, 2024 4:53 pm

KD @ 11:21

There will come a time when an actual, proper Cat 5 makes landfall near a population centre and there will be massive loss of life. The reason will be that people will have become so desensitised to RAIN BOMB LIFE THREATENING SHARKNADO IMMINENT RIGHT NOW statements from the BoM flogs that they’ll ignore them completely, and it’ll be the one time they shouldn’t.

I’ve been saying this sort of thing for nearly 20years wrt science and the AGW fraud.
One day something really serious will be on the horizon and people will not listen.

It’s Remarkable
It’s Remarkable
January 26, 2024 4:59 pm

Go the West Indies! The woke Ozzie team is now 4 for 24.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 26, 2024 4:59 pm

4/24.

Green dollies it up to mid-off. The Green at 4 and Smith opening gambit (to please Smith) is having its tits torn open and thrown over the fence.

Immediately followed by Travis Head nicking off down the leg side for a golden blob.

The selectors would have sphincters going five-cent fifty-cent at present.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 5:00 pm

Thanks Walker @04:51. Much appreciated.

shatterzzz
January 26, 2024 5:02 pm

Don’t mess with Texas …!
https://ibb.co/VQ4w3db

Vicki
Vicki
January 26, 2024 5:05 pm

Regarding shenanigans in North Sydney – about an hour ago there was something like a dozen police cars tearing along Spit Rd, sirens wailing, toward The Spit – heading to Northern Beaches.

The Palestinian mob have apparently gone to Manly. Why Manly I don’t know.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 5:06 pm
Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 5:12 pm

There will be no decapitation, and the only result of any such attempt will be further degradation of the US’s position in the region.

We shall see.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 5:12 pm

Janet A sums it up succintly.

And Kimeee being a softcock member of the establishment will wilt under any glare from the collective.

We’re going to suffer more of their ABC for a while.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 26, 2024 5:13 pm

Reposted for excellence:

Williams needs to understand that the Israel-Hamas war is simply the latest and most colourful flashpoint of the enduring sense of entitlement among many ABC journalists who think that they should be running the taxpayer-funded organisation to suit their personal political, social and cultural mores.

Magnificent.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 5:17 pm

LOL, its obvious you’re trying to make US inability to re-open the Red Sea appear like a win for the US here. You’re not fooling anyone here, JC.

Minding reading isn’t a good response, Dover. It’s just mind-reading. I’m accurately explaining the US interests in responding to Tootsie attacks. It’s been US policy since WW2 even if it doesn’t directly impact immediate US interests.

The economic impact on the US is minimal. If Twitter’s Taurus the Warlord has a better explanation in that it does have a major impact on the US, then explain it because the mind-reading thing “isn’t fooling anyone.” The greater impact is on China, Asia, and European trade.

“You’re telling me that the Houthis have been so effective that all the large carriers, bulk, and containers are rerouting away from the Red Sea, because the City said so and this contradicts my argument.”

The debt-to-equity ratio with the large carrier is extremely high, which has been explained to you before. Insurance would be part of the loan agreements, and this and many other clauses mean the banks call the shots when there’s trouble. But of course, if Libra, the Red Sea Geographer, says something that favors your bias, then that’s where you head. And I’m not telling you anything that you’ve already told us before. The large carriers are re-routing through the Cape and began to do so in December.

Are you in post-Pavlova sugar-induced coma?

No, I’m just avoiding getting all my news from Virgo on Twitter and running with it.

Try and stop it with the cope nonsense. I wouldn’t call it a win or a loss until the fat lady sings. You either have a plausible response or you don’t. The cope shtick is beginning to look like it’s the opposite—you’re not.

Indolent
Indolent
January 26, 2024 5:21 pm
bons
bons
January 26, 2024 5:26 pm

Thanks JC. Things have changed.

We were on E92nd so a much smaller building. I don’t think that the Super and his two staff got any money from the landlord (I could be wrong). I do know that he had to bid for the job and it cost him serious money.

As I understand it, most of their money came from kick backs by contractors, cabbies, the car hire outfit across the street, and restaurants, after hours tips and parcel deliveries etc.

We only paid directly at Christmas, but it was an eyewatering amount. I can’t recall the figure, only the sinking feeling when writing the cheque. I think we might have also paid a small monthly amount in lieu of tips.

I do have to say that they worked long hours and bloody hard.

Vicki
Vicki
January 26, 2024 5:27 pm

Now I hear that there was trouble at North Sydney, then a brawl at Manly. No details.

Vicki
Vicki
January 26, 2024 5:31 pm

A group of neo-Nazis clad in black clothing and wearing balaclavas have been stopped by police on a Sydney train and banned from attending Australia Day events in the city.

Police swarmed North Sydney station on January 26 after the group of men – dressed head to toe in black and wearing balaclavas – was seen boarding at another station headed for the city.

Just reported on the Oz website.

Dot
Dot
January 26, 2024 5:31 pm

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dover0beach
Jan 26, 2024 2:26 PM

The Spectator Index
@spectatorindex
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11h
Bloomberg reports that around 14% of all commercial real estate loans in the United States and 44% of loans on office buildings now appear to be in ‘negative equity’, where the debt is now greater in value than the property itself.

Car loans and student loans are absolutely toxic as well, and much bigger in aggregate than a casual observer may realise.

There IS a reckoning coming. In Australia, public debt to GDP sits around 67% and 55% of new mortgages in 2021 – 2023 were from fraudulent applications, hundreds of thousands of loans already have and more will flip from 3% IO to 9% P&I this year.

There is only so many second jobs people can take, only so many new Ford Rangers people can sell to avoid foreclosure or so many calories you can skip before you have to sell up or beg your retired parents for a bailout.

It’s tough out there. Haven’t we been here before though?

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 26, 2024 5:37 pm

132andBush

“I’ve been saying this sort of thing for nearly 20years wrt science and the AGW fraud.
One day something really serious will be on the horizon and people will not listen.”

Much of modern life could be improved by knowledge of the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 5:39 pm

Bons

There was a huge scandal back in the 90s when one of the big managing agents were found to be taking kickbacks etc. I think it was Brown Harris and some of the employees may have got jail time. Fuzzy memory.

I don’t know if this constitutes a bribe, but it’s pretty damned close. We paid the super a bonus, when we did renos and the contractor had to as well. It was never demanded, but it’s the practice. That’s how things roll there and there’s no use whining about it.

Oh, one thing I left out was the possibility of kick backs to the super. I’d forgotten that one. 🙂

There was/is some sort of community pool and athletic on E92 that our kids used to go to. Can’t recall the name.

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
January 26, 2024 5:42 pm

Now I hear that there was trouble at North Sydney, then a brawl at Manly. No details

Probably this.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 5:44 pm

Dot

The RE loan issues are with the smaller US banks unless they’ve provided for it. I’m not sure. The large US are regulated to provide forward looking provisions in their quarterly, and most of the issue with office buildings would mean they’re reasonably well provided, if it’s needed at all.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 5:45 pm

These people have no idea what damage they’re doing to their cause.

Thousands of Invasion Day protesters swarm Parliament House as anti-Australia Day rallies are held across country (Sky News, 26 Jan)

Thousands of anti-Australia Day protesters and Palestinian activists have rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra, and across the country, calling on the government to “abolish” national day.

By conflating aboriginality with Hamas-support they’re going to alienate lots of people. In the US a full 80% of poll respondents support Israel. Probably fairly similar here. Having tens of millions of Australians equating aboriginal rights with Hamas rapists and murderers is not going to go well for them at all.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 5:47 pm

Bloody Hell.
Now the rain is moving away from Barcaldine, and I was hoping to get some water on the patch down the back that is just sand and a couple of weeds.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 26, 2024 5:50 pm

I was in Melbourne CBD today. No Australian flags in Fed Square area nor Bourke St Mall. Absolute disgrace but not unexpected from a marxist city council. Suburbs have flags in most streets and glad to see several along the Monash Fwy. Strange times indeed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 5:51 pm

A group of neo-Nazis clad in black clothing and wearing balaclavas have been stopped by police on a Sydney train

Do AFP glowies get double time on public holidays?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 5:52 pm

Knuckle Dragger

Jan 26, 2024 4:59 PM

4/24.

Green dollies it up to mid-off. The Green at 4 and Smith opening gambit (to please Smith) is having its tits torn open and thrown over the fence.

Mmmyes.
Burnt specialist openers to acquiesce to Cryon De Telli’s cynical attempt to prolong his career by picking up cheap runs against the Windies.
The most prominent of those openers being Cameron Bancroft who told the truth about Captain Climate. That is, that he and the bowlers knew about the sandpaper stunt.

Immediately followed by Travis Head nicking off down the leg side for a golden blob.

A soft, lazy shot to follow Green shelling one to mid-off in a fashion which cost Damien Martyn a looong career holiday.

The selectors would have sphincters going five-cent fifty-cent at present.

Quite so.
They have painted themselves into a corner with this one.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 26, 2024 5:57 pm

Why are we getting cricket updates? The Cricket Aus and Captain Aus can go F themselves. Used to be a passionate cricket supporter. Im done with that sport and have not watched an over this summer.

Full disclosure, my interest wained when M Clarke was made Captain Australia.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 6:00 pm

I’m not mindreading, JC.

You were before but let’s leave that aside.

The Houthis are engaging in a political campaign in the Red Sea. They are putting pressure on the US’s support for Israel through a blockade. You’re trying to ease the failure by saying this is only minimally economically impactful on the US. No one believed or has argued otherwise. They aren’t the principal targets.

The Tootsie position is unclear as it’s been from the beginning. One day, they’re claiming the Red Sea is being molested because of Saudi behavior and the next day they saying it’s about Israel.
They’ve said they will punish any shipping from Israel friendly countries. What happens to a Chinese ship moving cargo from Germany to China?

Does it indicate that the Houthis have successful established a high barrier for continued traffic in the Red Sea?

Who knows?

The MSM has a credibility problem, but I don’t think that in this case there’s a problem because it appears to be simple reporting. There’s also a byline with the reporters name attached.

Who are these anonymous fcks on Twitter suddenly showing up as experts?

This is what I’ve been recently responding to:

Your delusional here, JC. If this is ‘good’ for the US wtf are they even doing in the Red Sea then? Rather than admit the obvious you’re giving us this alternate reality.

US interests in the Red Sea appears to be mostly altruistic.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 6:03 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

There will come a time when an actual, proper Cat 5 makes landfall near a population centre and there will be massive loss of life. The reason will be that people will have become so desensitised to RAIN BOMB LIFE THREATENING SHARKNADO IMMINENT RIGHT NOW statements from the BoM flogs that they’ll ignore them completely, and it’ll be the one time they shouldn’t.

Told once before in the Aesops Fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Only this time it won’t be the boy who gets eaten, but the citizens who paid for the warning system.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 26, 2024 6:04 pm

Australia Day has gone a step further in proving that we are – with the help of dishonest media – going down the same slippery slope as the USA and others.

Tom
Tom
January 26, 2024 6:05 pm

I was in Melbourne CBD today. No Australian flags in Fed Square area nor Bourke St Mall. Absolute disgrace but not unexpected from a marxist city council.

A tiny minority that has little public support is trying to stage an anti-democratic revolution against the majority.

The activists think they’re winning because they control a significant minority of the anti-democratic media, who are intent on trying to brainwash the public instead of doing their job reporting the news.

The activists think the public is stupid, can’t think for themselves and shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

The wannabe revolution is a fascist anti-democratic revolution and will fail in Australia as long as the fascists can’t rig the vote.

Happy Australia Day, Cats.

We just have to outlast the anti-democratic fascists.

No problem!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 6:06 pm

Fair Shake

Jan 26, 2024 5:57 PM

Why are we getting cricket updates? The Cricket Aus and Captain Aus can go F themselves.

The updates are driven by the unbridled joy at watching Captain Carbon and the Climateers copping it up the arse.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 6:09 pm

Moore and Andy Crapp trying to outslag each other

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 6:12 pm

Old Dog playing on Twitter.

$in¢lair Davidson
@SincDavidson
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Late entrant for Australian of the Year.
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Sky News Australia
@SkyNewsAust
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Victoria Police have released video footage of a masked tradie armed with a hammer and spray paint attacking a speed camera car as part of an appeal for information into the act of vandalism.

https://skynews.com.au/australia-news/crime/police-release-footage-of-man-smashing-speed-camera-car-with-hammer-and-jumping-on-its-roof-in-appeal-for-information-into-sunbury-vandalism/news-story/6fd63507fe628cf5710d0c53eeef2c9e

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 26, 2024 6:14 pm

Late to catch up with the piano player Brendan Kavanagh and his run in with CCP nut jobs in a London train station. They demanded not to be filmed whilst standing near his piano playing.

The female cop was a shocker but Brendan dealt with her brilliantly.

Brendan Kavanagh on Youtube will get you the full saga (8m + views so far) but also a summary in a Piers Morgan clip.

Rosie
Rosie
January 26, 2024 6:16 pm

Very early in the morning Milton.
I’m anticipating clouds retreating and blue skies.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 26, 2024 6:16 pm

I am not really into watching cricket but for some reason really want the West Indies to win.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 6:20 pm

It looks like I’ve been accepted by Elsie.
Went for an Australia Day nap and woke up to find her nuzzled into my armpit.
She was just lucky I’d had a shower first after mowing the lawn.
I’m going to try a photo link thingy.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 6:25 pm

Why are we getting cricket updates? The Cricket Aus and Captain Aus can go F themselves.

Because of the chortling factor after a fair lash on Australia Day 🙂

cohenite
January 26, 2024 6:34 pm

Capt Climate and 80000 years of 3rd nations spirit guides will get the Aussies home.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 6:34 pm

how come you can say that and not me?

Simples, Bobbie – I’m not beholden to others’ o’pinions.

If they don’t like what I say, they’re welcome to post a counter argument. Or go the gutless downthumb option.

I’m not going to apologise or feel even slightly repentant for pointing out the bleeding obvious that Sydneystan and Mosquebourne are now basically third world hellholes.

Thanks to our beloved politicians, of course. 🙂

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 26, 2024 6:36 pm

Elsie looks relaxed and comfortable.

You’ve got her RS.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 6:38 pm

Thanks to our beloved politicians, of course.

and the connivance of the canbra abomination

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 26, 2024 6:40 pm

Much of modern life could be improved by knowledge of the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Much would be gained by teaching kids the old fables, nowadays.

Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 6:41 pm

The wannabe revolution is a fascist anti-democratic revolution and will fail in Australia as long as the fascists can’t rig the vote.

Happy Australia Day, Cats.

Tom, most revolutions are anti-democratic and always instigated by elites who think they deserve more power.

Tom
Tom
January 26, 2024 6:43 pm

Anyone watching the cricket is missing out on the Outback Truckers binge watch on Foxtel 131, which has been going since 2pm.

… to the Cold Chisel soundtrack.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 6:45 pm

the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf

Gerbil Broiling!”

Trigger warning: Hideously uglee morbidly obese ol’ collectivist dinobore …

Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 6:45 pm

@SincDavidson
Late entrant for Australian of the Year.
Victoria Police have released video footage of a masked tradie armed with a hammer and spray paint attacking a speed camera car as part of an appeal for information into the act of vandalism.

Definitely. Funny how the police are on the trail of this person but completely disinterested in the vandals who cut down Captain Cook’s statue and painted the QV statue. That’s how you lose even more public respect.

Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 6:48 pm

It’s been clear from the outset. They declared they’re targeting the Israelis and that the blockade will end with a ceasefire.

That’s rather naive of you Dover.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 6:49 pm

Tom, most revolutions are anti-democratic and always instigated by elites who think they deserve more power.

yes sure seems like it- all the leftie scum here who went to Barker, Knox, Geelong Grammar, Scotch and PLC.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 6:51 pm

Barking Toad

Jan 26, 2024 6:25 PM

Why are we getting cricket updates? The Cricket Aus and Captain Aus can go F themselves.

Because of the chortling factor after a fair lash on Australia Day

Yes.
I apologise if I gave the impression that I was anything but ecstatic that Captain Carbon and the Climateers were copping a pasting after dispensing free advice about Australia Day.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 6:55 pm

Cap’n Carbon and the Climateers were copping a pasting

4-44 when I last looked.

Magnificent stuff.

Pogria
Pogria
January 26, 2024 6:58 pm

GreyRanga
Jan 26, 2024 12:17 PM
Pogria, you reminded me of my maternal grandmother who died when I was 3. She had all kinds of berries growing in her backyard. We’ve lost a lot by using store brought produce. While writing this I can smell the jam on the coal range. My neice is the spitting image of my grandmother, at any age a photo of them is exactly the same. I see my wife looking at our grandchildren the same as nana did to me.

Grey Ranga,
thank you for such a lovely comment. you have topped off my very great Australia Day. 😀

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 26, 2024 7:01 pm

Bourne1879
Jan 26, 2024 6:14 PM
Late to catch up with the piano player Brendan Kavanagh and his run in with CCP nut jobs in a London train station. They demanded not to be filmed whilst standing near his piano playing.

The female cop was a shocker but Brendan dealt with her brilliantly.

Brendan Kavanagh on Youtube will get you the full saga (8m + views so far) but also a summary in a Piers Morgan clip.

They have all been identified. CCP scum.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:03 pm

With a bit o’ “chin muzak” hurled in for good measure … 🙂

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:07 pm

Pick a Dub, Mon … 😕

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:11 pm
Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 7:12 pm

GreyRanga

Jan 26, 2024 12:07 PM
OldOzzie, my own daughter, bit of a greenie. I said to her after she quoted some crap, “I thought your were brighter than that”. Went home in a huff. A year later she has realised she was being fed a line and is now pointing it out. Try telling your grandson to prove you wrong. Feelz doesn’t get a look in.

Ask them my favourite question:
“Granted all your wishes, where do you see yourself/Australia/The world in ten years time?” Explain the mechanism and justify the actions you will need to get there.”

Indolent
Indolent
January 26, 2024 7:13 pm
Muddy
Muddy
January 26, 2024 7:14 pm

One wonders how grievance industries fair in resource-challenged nations like Somalia, for example? Leaving aside religion and copious small arms, the less-than-abundant resources (comparative to Australia, that is) are probably not conducive to morally-disguised theft at scale.

calli
calli
January 26, 2024 7:15 pm

If any Cats are searching for something to watch, Netflix has a rather good movie called The Professor and the Madman. It’s the dramatisation of Winchester’s The Surgeon of Crowthorne.

I read the book years ago and only realised the movie was based on it when they started discussing the formation of the Oxford Dictionary. It melded well with Rosie’s Tolkien exhibition, as he was a contributor.

Excellent acting from Sean Penn and Mel Gibson, playing Minor and Murray. Jennifer Ehle is Mrs Murray. And Lawrence Fox is perfect as his wicked alter ego.

Watch it if you can.

Indolent
Indolent
January 26, 2024 7:18 pm

When they go to the Supreme court for the right to remove razer wire at the southern border, there’s no doubt whatsoever that it’s being deliberately engineered.

Cultural Replacement: Why The Immigration Crisis Is Being Deliberately Engineered

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 26, 2024 7:22 pm

Sydney cops issue a banning notice on some anglo-saxon, banning him from entering the City of Sydney council for the rest of the day.

The cops list of reasons for banning him apply ten times as much to attendees of regular anti-Jew rallies that have been held since 9th of October.

Yet the cops play Three monkeys to those rallies (deaf, blind, mute).

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:22 pm

If any Cats are searching for something to watch, Netflix has “The Fall of the House of Usher”.

Just Bloody Magnificent.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:32 pm

Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record-extending 11th Australian Open title is over

Thanks to big fat staggeringly stupid Goose Morristeen and various other bat ‘flu hitlerists …

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
January 26, 2024 7:34 pm

Road trip today from Sydney to Nambucca Heads.

Many, many Australian flags noticeable along the way, on cars, roadside businesses and homes.

Dinner at Nambucca Heads RSL, with Australian flag themed decorations (banners, staff dress). Each child given a small Australian flag on a stick.

Up the hill around the corner from the RSL, Woolworths is trading, not a single Australian flag in sight (inside or outside the store).

F-k you, Woolworths.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:34 pm

A big fat braindead parasite purveying some Science!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 26, 2024 7:37 pm

Anyone living in Australia who isn’t bloody glad they do is either an insane loser or hasn’t looked at the alternatives.

Yes. And grateful, Grateful you were born here or arrived here. It’s our thanksgiving day. That was the conclusion of a rambling debate on where else those at table have lived and why they still call Australia home. We had a fabulous day with old friends, discussing old times and the latest. I love it when people first arrive, as they did today waving little Aussie flags, everyone so happy to greet with Happy Australia Day, and dragging in piles of first course and third course to save me the bother. The table for today was all set with Cole’s best memorabilia, and a very fine show of flags and kangaroos and plastic tablecloths it all made. Lots of edibles with little flags stuck into them as well. In the window I had placed Margaret Camberon Ash’s two books set in the vista beyond the windows – ‘Beating the French to Botany Bay’ and especially ‘Lying for the Admiralty’. Both have since been borrowed by guests with promises to return them.

Our flag hung from our new glass verandah rails and while it got caught twisted in the wind a few times it still did a great job of waving along with us as two aircraft flew across dragging flags over the habour. We celebrated Australia Day like there was no tomorrow, so much good food, and good wine and friendly company.

Hope all here also caught some good vibes and ignored the naysayers who would like to ruin this day.

Old Ozzie, do tell that ten year old grandson that he might find it useful to look at why some people want to change this day and why some don’t and point out why you are on the side of the don’t. Stay calm though.

Crossie
Crossie
January 26, 2024 7:38 pm

miltonf
Jan 26, 2024 6:49 PM
Tom, most revolutions are anti-democratic and always instigated by elites who think they deserve more power.

yes sure seems like it- all the leftie scum here who went to Barker, Knox, Geelong Grammar, Scotch and PLC.

Then there is boredom. After attending their elite schools they thought they were entitled to a grand life but the reality usually falls far short of it for most of them. There are only so many top positions in corporations, organisations and the media while there are thousands of them. Run of the mill jobs are such a let-down that they must adopt a cause to feel about which to feel passionate.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 7:40 pm

Boambee John
Jan 26, 2024 12:47 PM

miltonf
“Time to find another way to train doctors, engineers, accountants and lawyers.”

On the job apprenticeships, with night school to handle the academic aspects.
Same for nurses and journos.

That’s how I did it. 2 years of night school to get my educational certificate, while working full time at pipeline construction. Then 3 years of Student Nursing with 2 week education blocks, and 2.5 months on the wards.
Shit money, but worth it in the end.
If I can do it, starting at the age of 23, then anyone can.

Muddy
Muddy
January 26, 2024 7:44 pm

Crossie
Jan 26, 2024 7:38 PM

… they must adopt a cause to feel about which to feel passionate.

Superior, rather than passionate?
It is human nature to want to feel that you are superior in some way, to at least one other person; that you are THE BOTTOM. Our egos and self-esteem demand it.

(I’ve learned over the past couple of years that humility is not a state you choose, but one that is dropped on you from a height, and adheres like a bucket of glue).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 26, 2024 7:45 pm

A big fat braindead parasite purveying some Science!

Masks like that are excellent intelligence tests. Could barely retain pollen, let alone a virus a thousand times smaller.

I find it fascinating the collapse of science and the understanding of it. Do not pass Go, go straight to mystical druidism.

Rabz
January 26, 2024 7:45 pm

video footage of a masked tradie armed with a hammer and spray paint attacking a speed camera car as part of an appeal for information into the act of vandalism

“speed camera cars” are not works of yaart, just as phone booths were not.

Get over yourselves, hitlerists. A pissed orf taxpayer finally hit back (literally). Good on ‘im.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 26, 2024 7:46 pm

One thing with today’s group of friends, who are all getting older, is that a few of them have now given up drinking. I made my punch with Midori and Ginger Ale and kiwi fruits and mango, and pineapple juice, and freshly squeezed limes, in measured amounts, with a dash of Angostura bitter, but no Midori. I suggest people use a shot glass to throw some Midori into the mix once it was in a long glass for them, if they wanted an alcoholic punch. The Midori turns it all a different shade, nice.

None left, so that worked well. Of the punch. Still some Midori, but inroads have been made there too.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 26, 2024 7:48 pm

Djokovic is crook and has been for number of weeks.
Jim Courier noticed it early in the tournament and just stated “he’s not well”
He’s that good he got to the semis wrung out like a rag.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 26, 2024 7:49 pm

Oh, with added sparkling soda water and some ice cubes. Next time I might put some mint leaves in too as a garnish to each glass. It was a super refreshing drink for such a sticky hot day. I did add a spoonful of brown sugar too into the bowl, but that is optional.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 26, 2024 7:54 pm

I suggested – not suggest, as it was something I suggested at the time.
Now I think it is a good way to make a non-alcoholic drink as it allows people to have a drink ok for driving, and others can determine their own amount of alcohol

I know in cocktails the ‘structure’ of the mix is important so purists might be concerned, but after all, a punch is a punch, is a punch, stirred with a soup ladle, so not a cocktail.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 7:59 pm

Farmer Gez

Jan 26, 2024 12:57 PM
Registering a second hand prime mover cost me $3,800 in stamp duty yesterday.
Basically theft.
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Strangely enough, I was thinking of just that a few days ago.
It’s time we got a rule that accurately describes the different taxes. Stamp duty needs to be changed to “Permit to buy Prime Mover.”
There’s many more, but you get the drift.
Too many definitions of theft by deception.

vr
vr
January 26, 2024 7:59 pm

Then there is boredom. After attending their elite schools they thought they were entitled to a grand life but the reality usually falls far short of it for most of them. There are only so many top positions in corporations, organisations and the media while there are thousands of them. Run of the mill jobs are such a let-down that they must adopt a cause to feel about which to feel passionate.

Peter Turchin’s term for this is elite overproduction.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 8:03 pm

Rabz

Jan 26, 2024 7:03 PM

With a bit o’ “chin muzak” hurled in for good measure … ?

Captain Climate now in and copping a bit of that.
Except it isn’t muzak.
It is definitely heavy metal.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 26, 2024 8:07 pm

That photo worked. How do you do them?

Elsie is the most gorgeous cat, enjoy. She obviously knows a friendly armpit when she smells one. Don’t get too fond of her though as I think her real dad would probably like her back.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 8:16 pm

It’s been clear from the outset. They declared they’re targeting the Israelis and that the blockade will end with a ceasefire. Chinese ships get safe passage. As do most other ships that abide by certain conditions, like not hiding their info.

It’s not clear at all. Firstly, they’ve attacked shipping that logistically had no connection to their accusation. A Panamanian ship bound for Italy, which they said they believed was dropping off in Israel, was actually bound for Italy. Then there’s the example I brought up: what happens to a Chinese ship with German cargo bound for China? Germany, like many other Euros, is considered an Israeli pal. They’ve also stated hostility because of Saudi behavior and are attempting to exert pressure on the international community with respect to their Saudi dispute.

The numbers tell the story.

Yeah, the rerouting around Africa.

Is Sal M anonymous? Pilkington? No. Etc.

Sal M sounds like someone’s blog name here who pretends he’s a pub owner. Pilkington who?

Sure. Their current failure is having no substantive impact on their prestige, and so on. Next you’ll be telling me they are in Iraq and Syria (but not much longer) for altruistic reasons.

The US has been getting out of skirmishes since Korea, and every time we’re told US prestige is going to be hurt, until the next time.

There are 2,500 military personnel in Iraq and about 900 in Syria. Neither are there as a fighting force. It’s there to train and keep an eye on things.

US interest in the Mid East has been waning since it became energy independent and will continue to do so except to try and keep sea lanes open for the rest of the world. To suggest the US has lost against the Tootsies is based more on hope than anything else.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 8:18 pm

Dinner at Nambucca Heads RSL, with Australian flag themed decorations (banners, staff dress). Each child given a small Australian flag on a stick.

Tom Elliot made a good point on 3AW yesterday.
Anzac Day fell from favour for a long time but is now bigger than ever.
The usual suspects have thrown everything at Australia Day but it hasn’t withered at a grass roots level.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 26, 2024 8:21 pm

be

“Peter Turchin’s term for this is elite overproduction.”

The result of the obsession with sending everyone to a university.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 8:24 pm

People forget that as well as having a National Guard, Texas also has a State militia.
It is different to the National Guard which can be subsumed to the Federal Government.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 8:27 pm

whoops , should read.

A Panamanian ship bound, which they said they believed was dropping off in Israel, was actually bound for Italy.

Muddy
Muddy
January 26, 2024 8:37 pm

… that you are NOT the bottom.
Ah, bugger it.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 26, 2024 8:41 pm

A few days back there was mention of Meyer Lansky. SBS on demand has Lansky on. Harvey Keitel is excellent as Lansky. I’d read a biography years ago. Thought the movie ok.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 26, 2024 8:43 pm

The result of the obsession with sending everyone to a university.

Which has, among other bad effects, destroyed the universities. What is left of them isn’t worth keeping.

Real Deal
Real Deal
January 26, 2024 8:44 pm

Dinner at Nambucca Heads RSL, with Australian flag themed decorations (banners, staff dress). Each child given a small Australian flag on a stick.

One of the nicest views on the coast from that place. Looking out on the River with a nice meal approaching sunset is one of life’s simple pleasures.

miltonf
miltonf
January 26, 2024 8:57 pm

Anzac Day fell from favour for a long time but is now bigger than ever.

Yes they’ve been attacking Anzac day most of my life- ‘the one day of the year’, a whole episode of Certain Wimmin dedicated to attacking it, lesbian attacks at the shrine in the 80s etc etc

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 8:59 pm

GreyRanga
Jan 26, 2024 3:51 PM

RS I’ve got most of those things except the iodine. I’ve been led to believe perusing this fine blog, you are responsible for a worldwide shortage of the stuff.

For someone our age, GreyRanga, just iodised salt was almost adequate. Just for children and young adults is it necessary to have a surplus intake from a non contaminated source (Iodine 53) to prevent Iodine 131 from getting to the thyroid gland.* 🙂
*I’m pretty sure that’s right, but I’m having Australia Day beers so you should check I haven’t gotten confused.

Indolent
Indolent
January 26, 2024 9:00 pm

Dr. John Campbell with Prof. Robert Clancy.

Ivermectin and vaccine injury

Alamak!
January 26, 2024 9:02 pm

elite overproduction

Reminds me of Schumpeters theory on the way capitalism would fail by producing too many intellectuals who end up strangling the entrepreneurial sector which created the economy they were fed on.

Schumpeter believed that capitalism would gradually weaken itself and eventually collapse. Specifically, the success of capitalism would lead to corporatism and to values hostile to capitalism, especially among intellectuals.

See

“Intellectuals” are a social class in a position to critique societal matters for which they are not directly responsible and to stand up for the interests of other classes. Intellectuals tend to have a negative outlook on capitalism, even while relying on it for prestige because their professions rely on antagonism toward it. The growing number of people with higher education is a great advantage of capitalism, according to Schumpeter. Yet, unemployment and a lack of fulfilling work will lead to intellectual critique, discontent, and protests.

And

Parliaments will increasingly elect social democratic parties, and democratic majorities will vote for restrictions on entrepreneurship. Increasing workers’ self-management, industrial democracy and regulatory institutions would evolve non-politically into “liberal capitalism”. Thus, the intellectual and social climate needed for thriving entrepreneurship will be replaced by some form of “laborism”. This will exacerbate “creative destruction” (a borrowed phrase to denote an endogenous replacement of old ways of doing things by new ways), which will ultimately undermine and destroy the capitalist structure.

Suggestion: Get rid of universities and see what replaces them e.g. guilds, apprenticeships, workers libraries, private colleges and self-taught skills of value to someone. And a fair amount of whining …

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 26, 2024 9:05 pm

Djokovic phooey. Didn’t see the match, but got home in time to see McEnroe and Dylan Allcott blabbing on, and so reminded of what a class act Djokovic is. Bugger me, Allcott can hardly string a coherent sentence together, wheezes zoomer cliches and just doesn’t know when to stop talking.
Reminder- Djokovic came damn close to holding the Grand Slam last year, only bombing Wimbeldon. The midwit panel put up an infographic charting that the Australian Open had been dominated by “the Big Three” for a decade. Another way of saying it would be to say it’s had Djokovic all over it ever since he first rocked up in 2008, and he surely would have had ’22 wrapped had he not been deported on character grounds.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 26, 2024 9:06 pm

I’m pretty sure that’s right, but I’m having Australia Day beers so you should check I haven’t gotten confused.

Sliante!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 9:11 pm

miltonf

Jan 26, 2024 8:57 PM

Anzac Day fell from favour for a long time but is now bigger than ever.

Yes they’ve been attacking Anzac day most of my life- ‘the one day of the year’, a whole episode of Certain Wimmin dedicated to attacking it, lesbian attacks at the shrine in the 80s etc etc

Yes, there was a group calling itself “Women against rape in war” back in the ’80’s.
Not sure who was for rape in war, but there you have it.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 9:11 pm

Leftwing Axios of all places

Behind the Curtain: Trump’s exponential power surge

Jim VandeHei,
Mike Allen

Something shocking — and telling — has unfolded beyond Donald Trump’s onstage, online and courtroom theatrics: He’s running a professional, well-managed, disciplined presidential campaign.

His 2024 operation is more sophisticated — dare we say traditional — than the slapdash improvisation of his White House and two previous runs.

Why it matters: Trump likely will wrap up the nomination in record time, with almost universal GOP establishment backing.

If he were to win — and run the White House like he has his campaign — he could reshape America and its government more quickly, and in more lasting ways, than he did during his first term.

https://www.axios.com/2024/01/25/trump-2024-campaign-republican-nominee

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 26, 2024 9:14 pm

Suggestion: Get rid of universities and see what replaces them e.g. guilds, apprenticeships, workers libraries, private colleges and self-taught skills of value to someone

The internet can do the job of educating those few who want to be educated.

At the moment its main function is distracting the bored witless.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 26, 2024 9:16 pm

Sad feature of the “Invasion Day” march in Perth is the sight of young children holding “Always was, always will be” and “Treaty Now” placards, while yummy mummy beams in the background.

Muddy
Muddy
January 26, 2024 9:26 pm

When the date of Australia Day is changed, it will be interesting to see if there is any appetite for a People’s Australia Day on the weekend closest to the original (and present) date. We can enjoy a public holiday on the Elite’s Anti-Australia (Chicks-in-Chains-Stole-Our-Country) Day too.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 26, 2024 9:34 pm

Faark.

Just saw the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. No need to into gory details.

I am rattled.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 26, 2024 9:42 pm

Sad feature of the “Invasion Day” march in Perth is the sight of young children holding “Always was, always will be” and “Treaty Now” placards, while yummy mummy beams in the background.

There are a lot of stupid people in Australia; some of them go for any fashionable fad going around. And their offspring are accessories to help them show the memeplex has infected their poor brains. They’re proud of it.

It’s quite convenient for the rest of us; it’s as if they’ve tattooed their low IQs on their foreheads.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 26, 2024 9:42 pm

Motorcycle riders deserve their status as vulnerable road users. I consider myself lucky to have ridden for 10 years with only one minor crash and a few near misses.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 26, 2024 9:48 pm

The rule of motorcycling: You are the bullbar.

Cassie of Sydney
January 26, 2024 9:51 pm

I haven’t scrolled back, I have just returned from a family dinner. I have just read that the NSWaffen Police today swooped on some Nazis in North Sydney. Well, super, that’s great because for obvious reasons I don’t like Nazis, in any shade, height or colour. But I’m rather curious about today’s incident. Is it just me or do others also find it a little odd how the NSWaffen Police are…ahem….rather selective about which Nazis they swoop on. They clearly waste no time swooping on the North Sydney variety of Nazi but the Nazis that congregated in front of the Sydney Opera House on Monday night 9 October 2023, screeching “gas the Jews” and “kill the Jews” were not swooped on, in fact the NSW Police that night provided those Nazis with a personal escort all the way down to the Opera House and stood back as Nazis screamed, screeched and shouted “gas the Jews”.

Hmm, if you are wondering which variety of Nazi I’m more fearful of, I’ll just say this, it is not the North Sydney variety.

P
P
January 26, 2024 9:52 pm

At the moment its main function is distracting the bored witless.

DrBeauGan,

My two eldest grandchildren (twins) have just completed 3yrs at uni. I noticed particularly at Christmas how both of them have matured so much in those years.
My granddaughter obtained a business degree at Notre Dame, Broadway, Sydney, and my grandson has one more year to go, because he is doing two degrees at the Conservatorium of Music (Sydney Uni).

Not a waste of time or money, IMO.

Cassie of Sydney
January 26, 2024 9:55 pm

Rosie
Jan 26, 2024 4:09 PM

Great reading, more please.

Cassie of Sydney
January 26, 2024 9:58 pm

Yes, there was a group calling itself “Women against rape in war” back in the ’80’s.
Not sure who was for rape in war, but there you have it.

Now our progressive feminists are all for rape in war, as long as the victims are Israeli Jewish women.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 26, 2024 10:08 pm

Perth hosts mega citizenship ceremony as rally fills Forrest Place
Jesinta Burton
By Jesinta Burton
January 26, 2024 — 5.12pm

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As Perth’s northern suburbs played host to the largest Australia Day citizenship ceremony in the nation, more than a thousand people marched through the city’s central business district in protest.

More than 300 newly sworn in citizens from around 40 countries gathered for the ceremony in the City of Joondalup on Friday morning.

Premier Roger Cook said he was proud that so many had chosen to call Australia home, but declined to be drawn into the ongoing debate over the country’s national day.

“We acknowledged that we’re on the lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people today, and that’s an important acknowledgement,” he said.

“While we’re welcoming people to be new citizens of Australia, we also should take the opportunity to acknowledge that we are on ancient lands with one of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth.

“Changing the date is obviously an issue for the federal government, and I’ll leave that to them to consider.”

Just 27 kilometres away, hundreds of protestors were beginning to flood Forrest Place in the heart of Perth ahead of the Invasion Day rally.

Traffic in the centre of the city was brought to a standstill as more than a thousand protestors marched from the city centre to the Stirling Gardens, many of them draped in Palestinian flags.

Noongar man and rally organiser Fabian Yarran called on the federal government to change Australia Day from January 26 — which marks the arrival of the first fleet more than 230 years ago —in a bid to unify the country and close the gap.

And a host of speakers took to the stage with a list of demands, including the closure of Banksia Hill Detention Centre and the notorious Unit 18 youth wing, action on deaths in custody and greater protections for sacred Aboriginal sites.

Greens senator Jordon Steele-John also spoke, imploring protestors to use their power at the ballot box to ensure that a treaty with Indigenous people became a reality and that reparations were paid.

Siltstone
Siltstone
January 26, 2024 10:13 pm

Do the parents who make their children hold “always was, always will be” signs put two and two together and realise they should therefore, by logic, abdicate possesion of any land they may hold? Or are they just a bit retarded?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 26, 2024 10:22 pm

Greens senator Jordon Steele-John also spoke, imploring protestors to use their power at the ballot box …

Again?
Didn’t we just do this?
The result was 60:40 “No”.
Even more in WA.

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 10:24 pm

Lizzie:

Elsie is the most gorgeous cat, enjoy. She obviously knows a friendly armpit when she smells one. Don’t get too fond of her though as I think her real dad would probably like her back.

I’ve got her for the next 49 weeks, but.
I’m not sure, but she’s got a bit of a tummy at the moment. And she’s gone from running away from me to demanding affection in a 24 hour period.
No nesting behaviour and her nipples are still a pale pink.
I wonder if she’s been fixed?

Robert Sewell
January 26, 2024 10:28 pm

Lizzie:
I just took a photo with a camera, hooked it up to the computer via a USB cable and the computer recognised it and asked if I wanted to upload the photo. Somehow Gravatar allowed me to link the picture and majik happened.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 10:33 pm

Here Dot

Big US banks to post largest rise in loan losses since pandemic
Rising interest rates pile pressure on borrowers and commercial real estate losses mount

The largest US banks are this week set to report the biggest jump in loan losses since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as rising interest rates pile mounting pressure on borrowers across the economy.

The publication of second-quarter results is set to show that banks have benefited from higher interest rates to some degree, by boosting lending and investment income. But after three years of relatively low defaults, in part fuelled by pandemic-era stimulus cash and other government assistance, lenders are also starting to see the negative effects of higher rates and inflation on borrowers.

The nation’s six largest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — are predicted to have written off a collective $5bn tied to defaulted loans in the second quarter of this year, according to the average estimates of bank analysts, as compiled by Bloomberg.

The six lenders will set aside an estimated additional $7.6bn to cover loans that could go bad, analysts estimate.

Both figures are nearly double what they were in the same quarter a year ago. However, they remain below the hits big banks took at the beginning of the pandemic when charge-offs and provisions peaked at $6bn and $35bn respectively.

Credit cards are the biggest source of pain for a number of the banks. JPMorgan’s card loan charge-offs totalled $1.1bn in the quarter, analysts estimate, up from $600mn in the same period a year ago. At BofA, credit card loans represent about a quarter of its charge-offs.

Commercial real estate (CRE) loans are also proving a drag on banks’ performance. Property owners face reduced demand for office space as remote and hybrid work arrangements persist even though the pandemic has ended.

Wells Fargo, the biggest CRE lender among the nation’s largest banks, told investors this month that it added $1bn to its loan loss provisions to cover potential losses tied to office buildings and other poor-performing properties.

Investment banking is also likely to hit earnings. Revenues in the banks’ Wall Street and corporate advisory businesses are expected to fall again this quarter owing to a dearth of dealmaking activity that has dragged on for longer than many executives had anticipated.

Trading revenues, which soared in recent years amid volatile financial markets, are expected to slow.

Nonetheless, bank analysts say the benefits of increased interest rates are likely to outweigh the negatives for most of the big banks. On average, analysts expect the six largest US banks to report that earnings per share rose 6 per cent year on year.

The biggest banks “have been a good place for investors to hide amid liquidity concerns for regional banks coupled with concerns regarding increased regulations”, wrote KBW bank analysts Christopher McGratty and David Konrad in a note to clients. “That said, it remains a challenging environment for the universal banks.”

JPMorgan, which will be one of the first to report on Friday, is expected to announce the biggest percentage jump in loan losses from the same period a year ago.

Analysts predict the combined cost of loan charge-offs — losses marked as unrecoverable — and new provisions was $3.8bn in the second three months of the year. That would be up 120 per cent from the $1.8bn in soured loans costs reported at the nation’s largest bank in the same quarter a year ago.

Combined loan losses at Wells Fargo and BofA are expected to have more than doubled in the quarter, with a 70 per cent jump at Goldman and 60 per cent increases at Morgan Stanley and Citi.

Kenneth Leon, a bank analyst at CFRA, predicts that BofA, Citi and JPMorgan will also add to their reserves that cover potential losses in commercial real estate this quarter.

“As lenders, banks can always do loan workouts with problem loans,” he wrote in a note to clients last month, “although certain individual office buildings may be challenging to remedy.”

JPMorgan, Citi and Wells Fargo report earnings on Friday followed by BofA and Morgan Stanley on July 18. Goldman reports on July 19.

The US banking sector withstood a crisis in its regional banking system this spring, but stress test results from the Federal Reserve showed the largest banks could suffer billions of dollars in losses and still have more capital than required by regulators.

Unlike many small and midsized banks that have been paying higher savings rates to retain customers, larger institutions are still offering relatively modest interest rates for savers, boosting their profit margins.

However, analysts anticipate that larger banks will eventually have to start offering better rates.

“In the third and fourth quarter the banks got a windfall to net interest income that was way up and above anything that anyone expected. Now you’re going to give some of that back. Nobody knows exactly how much but I don’t think it’ll be the majority,” said Chris Kotowski, research analyst at Oppenheimer.

Rosie
Rosie
January 26, 2024 10:41 pm

Thanks Cassie.
Not sure what I’ll do this afternoon.
I’m not sure getting up at 6 am is quite necessary while travelling.
I’ve just had early lunch, a ‘Laffa schnitzel’ in the Ghetto and am pondering what to do this afternoon. Tempted to go to the Etruscan museum because going back to my apartment will prove fatal. I’ll fall asleep for sure. In any case I know that will involve climbing three flights of stairs, as someone got stuck in that tiny lift yesterday now ‘fuori servisio’ luckily for them while the concierge was still on duty.
A couple of observations though I haven’t ventured anywhere near the forum or coliseum, no street vendors pestering you every couple of metres and the Pantheon is now €5 to get in, a good thing I think, all these old buildings need constant maintenance and there was zero respect for the sacred space when open slather.
I watched a brief interview with Tolkien, he mentioned that the books were consciously journeys with a purpose, I think he said they weren’t intended to be allegorical but still.
There was a wall of quotes included in the exhibitions apparently John Lennon in particular and the Beatles in general were keen to get the film rights, but too late. Ringo Starr wanted to play Samwise. Who could blame him?

Pope Francis was also quoted there talking about the journey of life, in the end I think that the end of that the only destination that really matters
Romans are very utilitarian, jeans trackies, trainers for everyone, except the occasional pair of stiletto boots with the make up and the hair, fortunately female.
Also acclaiming their woke and green credentials everywhere except for just about every car and motorcycle on the road.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 26, 2024 10:44 pm

Do the parents who make their children hold “always was, always will be” signs put two and two together and realise they should therefore, by logic, abdicate possesion of any land they may hold? Or are they just a bit retarded?

In the aftermath of the Mabo judgement, a farmers meeting in the Wheatbelt was hijacked by a Greens activist, who said “Well, you’ll just have to sit down with the tribal elders, and renegotiate the terms under which you hold that land.”

“So, when do you sir down with the tribal elders and renegotiate the terms under which you hold your quarter acre in suburbia?”

“Don’t be stupid – I took out a mortgage and paid for that land.”

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 26, 2024 10:52 pm

“So, when do you sir down with the tribal elders and renegotiate the terms under which you hold your quarter acre in suburbia?”

“Don’t be stupid – I took out a mortgage and paid for that land.”

That was the most common response I encountered, to pointing out that all land in Australia was taken from the originals, not just that land that is pastoral lease.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 26, 2024 10:55 pm

Hostages returned to Israel are scarred by pain and guilt

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On the outside, Ofir Engel appears to be adjusting to normal life since his release from the terror of captivity in Gaza. A basketball enthusiast, the 18-year-old has started training with a coach a few times a week and this month competed in his first local tournament.

But these signals of progress belie a trauma far deeper than the eye can see. For 54 days he was locked in a room, menaced by gunmen, psychologically tormented, and given barely any food. Upon his arrival in Gaza with two other captives, the boy was paraded in front of residents like a trophy capture.

“They tried to tell them Israel doesn’t exist anymore, that Israel didn’t want them back home, and so on and so on, all day from morning to night,” his grandfather, Joseph Engel, aged 78, told The Australian. “They were not allowed to stand, only to sit or to lie down.”

The experience was just as wretched for Adina Moshe, a 72-year-old grandmother whose husband was murdered in front of her on October 7. Abducted to Gaza on the back of a motorbike, she was shown off in the streets of Khan Younis to a baying mob of residents, the terrorists ripping off her earrings, her reading glasses, and tossing them into the crowd.

“She was inside the tunnels the whole time,” her granddaughter, Anat Shoshany, told The Australian. “(Hamas leader) Yahya Sinwar was there and visited them and he was so calm and happy about them being kept there, and she really told us a lot that she wasn’t scared, that she had nothing to lose. This is the one thing that kept her sane.”

Released in November during a humanitarian pause in the conflict, their re-entry to a society already broken by the events of October 7 is one that is fraught by the prolonged ordeal of remaining captives and the survivors guilt of making it out alive — not to mention the trauma they experienced themselves.

In the case of Ms Moshe, her progress is being measured in the tiniest of steps: a daily walk, time in the garden, a sudden outpouring of recollection to her family.

Virtually none of the 105 hostages returned to Israel are back at work. Many are wounded, some with life-threatening injuries. Several appeared in decent health upon their release but are actually in hospital receiving treatment for infections. One woman is thinking of university but can’t bear to be in crowds. There are others who are a mess and won’t leave their homes.

Still, they are the fortunate ones. For the 136 captives still in Gaza the process of repair is likely to be far more challenging, said Professor Ofrit Shapira Berman, a mental health specialist who is rehabilitating one former hostage and other survivors of October 7.

“It’s beyond imagination to understand how scared they were for their lives. They were terrified, and it takes time for all these anxieties to surface out, and I think what we are seeing now is not the worst,” she said.

Hopes of another deal felt weak until a sudden rush of momentum in recent days. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with hostage families on Monday to indicate that Israel did have terms on the table, while denouncing a Hamas proposal as being totally unrealistic.

“There is no genuine proposal by Hamas,” Mr Netanyahu said. “On the other hand, there is our proposal, which I will not detail.”

Hamas officials have reportedly told mediators of their interest in a significant pause for the release of the remaining civilian women and children, with Qatari mediators central to those negotiations.

Mr Engel said his grandson’s recovery remains an enormous question mark for the family. While the teenager wasn’t physically abused during his 54 days in captivity, he spent the entire ordeal alongside his girlfriend’s father, Yossi Sharabi, who wasn’t included for release in November.

Both were captured when Hamas terrorists stormed Mr Sharabi’s home in Kibbutz Be’eri, murdered the family dog, and corralled the men, women and children onto a street where Mr Sharabi and Ofir were bundled into a car. The women were spared without explanation.

A fortnight ago Mr Sharabi was depicted in an undated Hamas video with two other hostages – Noa Argamani, aged 26, and Itay Svirsky, aged 38 – asking to be brought home. It was a harrowing proof of life, but it ended with a taunting message from Hamas suggesting not all of the trio were alive.

Days later, the terrorist group announced that Mr Sharabi and Mr Svirsky were dead, news that was confirmed by Israeli military officials.

“Ofir was the last one who saw him,” Mr Engel said. Since then, the teenager has barely left his girlfriend’s side, spending the past seven days sitting shiva — the observance of a week long state of mourning — with Mr Sharabi’s family.

Compounding the grief is that Mr Sharabi’s brother, Eli, remains a captive in Gaza, but also that the entire family has already sat shiva for Eli’s wife, Lianne, aged 48, and two daughters, Noiya and Yahel, aged 16 and 13, who were murdered on October 7. Israeli forces recovered their bodies in pieces.

“It’s a very difficult time, and we’re living from one day to the next,” Mr Engel said, adding that his grandson isn’t seeing a psychologist or reporting any physical distress. “He doesn’t want anything – he wants to try to live regularly.”

But the notion of a return to normality for any former captive is an optimistic one, said Professor Berman, especially when almost everyone back from Gaza has a family member still being held in the tunnels, or lost loved ones on October 7.

The fact that some hostages have given television interviews, or appeared at public rallies, is no indication of health or progress, Professor Berman said.

“It has a lot to do with personality, and they feel a lot of obligation for the people who are left behind. They all have people still held in Gaza, and met them before they were freed, and the people who are in Gaza said, ‘Please, please, please don’t give up on us’,” she said.

Ms Moshe’s losses from October 7 are among the steepest of those who survived the massacres: her husband, her home, her community, and every dearly-held attachment, big and small, that she collected across a lifetime.

“Her hairbrush, the most simple things,“ said Ms Shoshany, her granddaughter. ”She had nail scissors she got with her husband on her honeymoon 50 years ago and these are the only scissors she can use.”

Instead of living in a sleepy, rural kibbutz surrounded by familiarity, Ms Moshe is now in an apartment somewhere in frenetic Tel Aviv being cared for by family and bearing almost no desire to return to old habits. Even speaking to folks she knew from her village, Nir Oz, is too hard right now.

“She liked to cook and now she can’t cook. She can’t read books. It’s just not there. It doesn’t feel right. She doesn’t have an interest in that,” Ms Shoshany said. “It doesn’t end once the person is out of Gaza. The journey is only beginning. It has so many aspects, first for her and second for us as a family, so it’s very mixed emotions.”

One coping mechanism has been to talk over and over again with her loved ones about the experience, and to diarise her thoughts in a journal. She tells them of being violently hauled into Gaza on the back of a motorbike, of the baying mob, of being hit by the terrorists and having her earrings ripped out.

In the tunnels she deliberately challenged a gunman standing guard until he lost his temper and pointed an automatic weapon at her. When she told him to pull the trigger he wouldn’t follow through.

“This is the point where she understood that they wanted to keep them alive. They didn’t want to kill them,” Ms Shoshany said.

“In her mind she’s still captive with the people who got left behind. She knows what’s going on there and how hard it is, so she’s struggling to live with that feeling – that there are people in that position.”

Carpet bomb the Gaza Strip to rubble, and drive the Pali’s into the Sinai Desert.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 10:56 pm

Oh God

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 26, 2024 11:05 pm

Oh God

Yes my disciple?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 26, 2024 11:08 pm

Do the parents who make their children hold “always was, always will be” signs put two and two together and realise they should therefore, by logic, abdicate possesion of any land they may hold? Or are they just a bit retarded?

They are seriously retarded. It’s a language thing, they’ve never mastered the idea of meaning.
Like chat gpt and bard, they can tell which sentences are the approved ones to say, but again like the AIs, none of it actually means anything. They are wholly detached from reality.

JC
JC
January 26, 2024 11:17 pm

Do the parents who make their children hold “always was, always will be” signs put two and two together and realise they should therefore, by logic, abdicate possesion of any land they may hold? Or are they just a bit retarded?

It actually goes further than that. They should leave.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
January 26, 2024 11:40 pm

Bourne1879 Jan 26, 2024 6:14 PM
Late to catch up with the piano player Brendan Kavanagh and his run in with CCP nut jobs in a London train station.

That’s quite something. I’d heard plenty about the incident, but not actually watched it.

I should have.

He didn’t invite the attention of the CCP nutjobs. He was playing piano, as he has at St Pancras for years. I’ve watched over time, several of his videos. He handled the entire matter with humour, & grace
The whole thing was ridiculous.

Play it again Bourne, as you may not have picked up:
At 13 minutes & 32 seconds you can hear one of the CCP girls repeatedly telling the CCP bloke to “don’t shoot him
She says it Five times, the fifth repeat occurring at 13 minutes & 39 seconds.

billie
January 30, 2024 2:23 pm

“The Aboriginal struggle and the Palestinian struggle share a lot of features”

career moochers

  1. The former chair of the now-disbanded Jan. 6 committee introduced a bill Friday that would strip Secret Service protection of…

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