Open Thread – Weekend 2 March 2024


Dulce Domum, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1885

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Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 6:59 pm

This bloke would have made a damnfine Cat!

More at home at Sydney’s Mardi Gras, I would have thought.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 6:59 pm

Thanks for posting that ZKIIA. Uniparty indeed.

Makka
Makka
March 3, 2024 7:01 pm

I reckon some of the data on the laptop was hacked from Hunter’s email and inserted by the GRUnonto the laptop, mixed in with fake stuff to incriminate him.

You idiot. That’s the spin they want leftist numpties like you to swallow to kee you in the collective.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 7:01 pm

If I lived in Flinders I’d vote informal in the HoR.

Tom
Tom
March 3, 2024 7:05 pm

Gotta wonder what she thinks she’s achieving since it’s abundantly clear that ordinary Republican voters regard her as something sticky and unfortunate the accidentally stepped on.

The reason Nikki Haley is still in the race is as the Washington establishment’s candidate on the off-chance that Trump is sent to jail and is disqualified.

She won’t quit until it is obvious there is no chance her gamble will pay off.

The Dems are desperate and the Trump Derangement media industry that has grown up in the past year is truly comical.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 7:05 pm

You reckon a lot monty you turd. Not much established fact, except that you are a farquit. Disappear up your own don’t eating arsecrack.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 7:06 pm

This doesn’t matter. The fact remains is his Congressional deposition contradicts a statement of claim he made.

Incorrect, Dot. Giuliani helped to invade his privacy by disseminating data hacked from his email by the GRU. This explains both the deposition and the lawsuit.

As for Rinehart, you can not seriously claim to be a populist for the proles and then also laud a nepo baby whose only life achievement is inheriting rental assets from her father.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 7:06 pm

Donut FFS

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 7:07 pm

Crossie:

Boots, Crossie my good man. Soldiers need boots.
I don’t want to see my nephews in thongs made from old car tyres.

By that I mean the footwear type thongs – not the other.

Bespoke
Bespoke
March 3, 2024 7:09 pm

Test

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 3, 2024 7:10 pm

Excellent documentary on Colin Hay.

Find the time to watch it.

1:24:05

Colin Hay: Waiting For My Real Life | Full Music Documentary | The Men At Work Story

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:10 pm

Hey, Cats – do not let the mUttley provoke youse!

You won’t see me down the disco, mama! 🙂

Delta A
Delta A
March 3, 2024 7:13 pm

This bloke would have made a damnfine Cat!

Hope that’s a (very poor) joke.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 7:17 pm

Monty is getting weird. This song is weird, so they go together or somefink.

Love Is All (1976)

I think everyone concerned have been eating too many funny fungi, especially Monty.

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 7:17 pm

Delta A
Mar 3, 2024 7:13 PM

This bloke would have made a damnfine Cat!

Hope that’s a (very poor) joke.

“A sex addict” – medicalising perverted behaviour doesn’t excuse it – especially deviant perverted behaviour.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 7:23 pm

This doesn’t matter. The fact remains is his Congressional deposition contradicts a statement of claim he made.

Incorrect, Dot. Giuliani helped to invade his privacy by disseminating data hacked from his email by the GRU. This explains both the deposition and the lawsuit.

No.

I’m correct.

1. He denied it.
2. He claimed his computer was stolen.
3. He claimed his privacy was invaded.
4. Some bizzare conflation of the above three, whilst being true.
5. Now the GRU put files of him smoking crack on there. Which can be verified with the metadata. The computer may or not be his as suits.

Completely absurd.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:23 pm

As for the Rinehart, you can not seriously claim to be a populist for the proles and then also laud a nepo* babee whose only life achievement is inheriting rental assets from her father, the mighty Lang Hancock

mUttley, seriously? The offspring of various Ozzie (cue spookee muzak …) capitalists have invariably failed to apply some very simple concepts about multiplying wealth, to their inevitable and obvious detriment.

Lacheee was even so stupid as to sack the Tucker at the behest of various wompages.

The Tucker: “The more you strike me down, the stronger I will be”

And here we subsequently are. The Tucker has single handedly resurrected journalism as a concept, while various millimetre sized midgets scurry furiously around his feet.

*”nepotism”, you flagrant hypocrite?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 7:26 pm

Rabz – your fine Regurgitator track put this one up on the side bar:

Keith Richards – I’m Waiting For The Man (uploaded yesterday)

How good are those guys? He’s 80 and does stuff like this. Just wow.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 7:28 pm

Interesting take on the Ukies from Hitchens the lesser.

PETER HITCHENS: Who began this filthy war? Why didn’t we side with democracy against the Kiev mob?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-13120933/PETER-HITCHENS-war-democracy-Kiev-mob-Ukraine.html

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 7:28 pm

Interesting how Gina is a target of the left- shows how much they hate hard work, achievement and opportunities for young people.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 7:29 pm

The ABC has been going after her for years.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 7:29 pm

Armchair Warlord
@ArmchairW

This guy has been wrong about everything.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 7:30 pm

Change your meds Rabz, you might start making sense.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 7:37 pm

“Hacked data, injected files”

Word salad.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 7:40 pm

Some big chunks of rust coming of the SS Demonrat as it hurtles towards the election iceberg.

Interesting take on the Michigan primary for a deep blue leftist.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1763949805645046005

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 7:42 pm

This guy has been wrong about everything.

Sure.

Well, yes, less wrong than Monty, but it’s a close run thing.

JC
JC
March 3, 2024 7:42 pm

Now this is a win.

BREAKING: Trump SMASHES Nikki Haley 924-0 in Missouri…

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 7:43 pm

Interesting how Gina is a target of the left- shows how much they hate hard work, achievement and opportunities for young people.

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Struggle Street, yep.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:44 pm

you might start making sense

mUttley, making sense is a waste of time, when we’re seemingly beholden to collectivist crackpottery and the purveyors of such as yourself.

Bunter Hiden’s lap top was not Bunter Hiden’s

mUttley, this morning.

Does anyone ever make sense when they might be purveying concepts that call into question the sacredness of various bovines?

cohenite
March 3, 2024 7:44 pm

I reckon some of the data on the laptop was hacked from Hunter’s email and inserted by the GRUnonto the laptop, mixed in with fake stuff to incriminate him.

You moron; manipulation of data such as videos on laptops would be apparent. All the shit on the laptop is real.

It is practically impossible to sort the real from the confected.

No its not. And the other people on the laptop have been identified.

Thus you can’t build any sort of legal case on it.

Yes you can.

And, indeed, the case against the Bidens has now crumbled into dust.

The dust is between your ears and in the gap where your dick used to be.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:47 pm

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Stroogle Street, yep.

Wazza Fauxfacts could not be reached for comment, existing as he was in a gutter somewhere …

Delta A
Delta A
March 3, 2024 7:50 pm

especially deviant perverted behaviour.

Precisely!

Thanks, Winnie.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:50 pm

Various Mudrocks, celebrating the offloading of that troublesome frat boy Tucker … 🙂

Rabz
March 3, 2024 7:51 pm

ooops – various mudrocks

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 7:52 pm

The workers Gina Rinhart employs might take a less jaundiced view of her success than munty.

John H.
John H.
March 3, 2024 7:53 pm

As I said the other day, we have no idea how things would play out until the rubber hits the road.

https://www.globaldefensecorp.com/2021/07/20/israeli-f-35i-adir-hits-the-area-protected-by-s-300-and-s-400-sam-systems-in-syria/

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 3, 2024 7:55 pm

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Struggle Street, yep.

Considering the estate she inherited was almost bankrupt, yes she really lifted herself by her bootstraps.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 7:58 pm

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Struggle Street, yep

am I reading this right?

for Gina to prove a social and economic ‘good’ she would had to have fought a fantasy battle that only exists in the minds of idiot socialists like mUnty?

here’s your chance at greatness mUnty … fail econ 101 but go ultimately to turn fantasy football into a world-changing force for good

you ridiculous poster-boy

… have another queer flag pin for your beret

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 8:00 pm

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Struggle Street, yep.

Like you…?

I’d love to get you out on site Monty. Soft lefties, yep. Betcha you’ve never seen a tonne of iron ore. Or wielded a shovel, in the searing heat. Or seen any ore in the rough, for that matter. Yet you use what gets made of it without a thought. Live your dream, son, while you can.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 8:03 pm

Monty thinks this is bad.
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/ore-tax-props-up-a-nation/
WA’s booming iron ore industry contributed nearly one-fifth of total company tax paid across the whole of Australia last year — about $15 billion — keeping the nation on its feet in the face of a devastating pandemic.

And that does not include the $7.6b in royalties that flowed into State Government coffers in 2019-20, contributing to a record $3.1b surplus and prompting ratings agency S&P to label the WA economy the strongest in the world.

No Gina – no rotating gemstone studded codpiece on the Sneakers statue.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 8:04 pm

I’m Waiting For The Man

26 dollars, in my hand. 😕

BoN, I’m not having it.

The Keef should just be satisfied with the odd Stones’ release every decade or so 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 3, 2024 8:08 pm

WA’s booming iron ore industry contributed nearly one-fifth of total company tax paid across the whole of Australia last year — about $15 billion

Interesting post, thank you.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 8:11 pm

have another queer flag pin for your beret

Superb quality smackdown. Enjoy your beer sir

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 8:11 pm

You recently predicted ‘nothing much was happening’ in Avdeevka, Bruce.

No, Dover, if you go back you will see that I said the Russians had massed three armoured brigades south of the town, and I surmised that they may finally take the place. That was a couple days before they launched their operation.

I do not take kindly to you verballing me for something that I didn’t say.

Now the painful thing for the Russians is they appear to’ve lost 17,000 dead in the Avdiivka assault, all to give Vlad a headline before the election. And 11 combat aircraft, including an AWACS. But I guess Putin got what he needed, so there is that.

Very interesting how Vlad has been creating battlefield successes, and removing rivals before the election. It’s almost as if he’s less certain of his position than the pundits think he is.

And I do hope you are more attentive before the next time you misrepresent something I say on you blog. I would be obliged.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 8:14 pm

The Keef is largely prone to wielding Gibbos, unfortunately.

Oh, for goodness sake – sacré lake placid bleu … :/

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:16 pm

m0nty
Mar 3, 2024 6:27 PM
Great Reversal

Thanks for confirming that you read my comments.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 8:16 pm

Enjoy your beer sir

cheers Big Ears

Rabz
March 3, 2024 8:19 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 8:21 pm

Breaking court news we have all been waiting for.

comment image

Gorilla grip … what?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:27 pm

m0nty
Mar 3, 2024 6:37 PM
I reckon some of the data on the laptop was hacked from Hunter’s email and inserted by the GRUnonto the laptop, mixed in with fake stuff to incriminate him.

The new whole Wussia, Wussia, Wussia balances of the words of an idiot, starting: “I reckon …”

What do you make of Putin endorsing Biden for the election? Does this make Biden a Wussia puppet?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:28 pm

Bruce of N

The Daily Leftard Media Stenography Points don’t include minor, unimportant, details like Grunter’s admissions, they would confuse the stenographers of the Media.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:31 pm

mUnty

As for Rinehart, you can not seriously claim to be a populist for the proles and then also laud a nepo baby whose only life achievement is inheriting rental assets from her father.

Ignorant even by your low standards. Lang H lost most of his money, Gina R has re-built the company and the fortune.

No wonder you failed Economics 1.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 8:33 pm

She really lifted herself up by her bootstraps from Struggle Street, yep

A quote that will exist on through the ages, Cats. 🙂

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 8:38 pm

Mole,
that is an ACE-worthy description! 😀 😀 😀

Baba
Baba
March 3, 2024 8:40 pm

And 11 combat aircraft, including an AWACS.

13 now claimed. You would expect video of the crash sites to be everywhere.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 8:40 pm

Considering the estate she inherited was almost bankrupt, yes she really lifted herself by her bootstraps.

According to her kids in that lawsuit against her, that was only because she loaded it up with debt herself.

Quite a piece of work, that one.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 3, 2024 8:46 pm

According to her kids in that lawsuit against her, that was only because she loaded it up with debt herself.

Rabz
March 3, 2024 8:49 pm

Hey, mUttley – care to name a single example of one of your collectivist confreres creating any jerbs or wealth (inadvertently, accidentally, coincidentally or otherwise) in the last twenty years?

Take your time.

This will be amusing. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 8:52 pm

On the other hand Russia has been concentrating three armoured brigades to the south of the town, so maybe they will at last break through.

Glad you took to the time to see what I said Dover. Thanks. That is something of a redemption of your error.

The aircraft losses in the last two weeks are widely reported, I assume you can use the internet.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 8:52 pm

According to her kids in that lawsuit against her, that was only because she loaded it up with debt herself

this is a pub mUnty … of course you can have another shandy

John H.
John H.
March 3, 2024 8:54 pm

dover0beach
Mar 3, 2024 8:15 PM
israeli-f-35i-adir-hits-the-area-protected-by-s-300-and-s-400-sam-systems-in-syria/

I thought everyone knew those systems were operated by the Russians?

I don’t know who operated those systems. The performance in UKR hasn’t been particularly encouraging, with vids of a S400 committing suicide with the missile attacking its own radar. That UKR can still launch ground attacks is not inspiring.

The link betrays a lack of understanding of stealth technology because stealth fighters have different layers of defense including multiple towed decoys, frequency hopping ECM and radars. The other problem with the analysis is that initially stealth fighters operate entirely in stand off mode, with the new long range anti-radiation missiles making tracking the aircraft deadly because long before the s400 has a lock the aircraft has not launched a missile.

BTW one of the links is to a blog with lots of pretty pictures. No references, no primary sources. Useless. Why do you reference something like that?

Delta A
Delta A
March 3, 2024 8:58 pm

Gorilla grip … what?

I suppose ZK2A thinks she would make a damnfine Kitteh.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 8:59 pm

Gina inherited a small fortune, allegedly diddled her kids out of another one, and got a massive windfall with iron ore prices going through the roof.

But sure, she’s a self-made woman, a regular Tammy Edison. Sheesh.

All the more reason for Dutton to lick those pull-up bootlaces.

JC
JC
March 3, 2024 9:07 pm

I watched an American made movie on the life of Lamborghini. It’s pretty so so.
There’s this

Bob Wallace (4 October 1938 – 19 September 2013) was a New Zealand test driver, automotive engineer and mechanic, best known for his role in developing early Lamborghini road cars.

How does a New Zealander end up in Italy in the 1960s developing sports cars

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 9:07 pm

As for Biden’s alleged sworn deposition that the laptop wasn’t his, he actually testified that he didn’t recall dropping it off with a geek in Delaware to be fixed.

Quite possibly true, given his predilection
for narcotics.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 9:11 pm

How much royalties has Montycock prospecting paid out so far?

What was the ore price St Gina was getting when she inherited?

Also note, as usual, Porculus has provided no link at all to its assertions.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
March 3, 2024 9:13 pm

m0nty
Mar 3, 2024 8:59 PM

Gina inherited a small fortune, allegedly diddled her kids out of another one, and got a massive windfall with iron ore prices going through the roof.

But sure, she’s a self-made woman, a regular Tammy Edison. Sheesh.

She inherited about 5 mil and a business that was a shambles, she turned the whole thing around you dribbling buffoon

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 3, 2024 9:16 pm

She inherited about 5 mil and a business that was a shambles, she turned the whole thing around you dribbling buffoon

“When Lang Hancock passed away his estate was bankrupt, which is publicly available information.

“In addition, Hancock Prospecting which he’d largely sold out of was in an extremely bad financial situation at time of his death in March 1992 with the few remaining assets under threat of litigation or heavily mortgaged. Tenements to Roy Hill were not in the company when Lang was alive – these were acquired after his death.”

cohenite
March 3, 2024 9:17 pm

Gina inherited a small fortune, allegedly diddled her kids out of another one, and got a massive windfall with iron ore prices going through the roof.

Hey dickless, tell us about Twiggy, and Mike Cannon-Brookes.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 9:18 pm

she’s a self-made woman

and mUnty is now arguing with himself

do you reckon he can juggle too ?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 9:19 pm

Hoping Monty will opine on Twiggy next.
Starting with nickel.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 9:25 pm

She inherited about 5 mil and a business that was a shambles, she turned the whole thing around you dribbling buffoon

Why, yes.

Also – Gina Rineheart, having turned the business around before looking at philanthropy, is the only reason the Royal Flying Doctor Service exists.

But you wouldn’t know about that mUnter, because you have only ever walked on concrete or carpet.

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 9:25 pm

Rabz

Mar 3, 2024 8:49 PM
Hey, mUttley – care to name a single example of one of your collectivist confreres creating any jerbs or wealth (inadvertently, accidentally, coincidentally or otherwise) in the last twenty years?
Take your time.
This will be amusing. ?

You realise that Munted got an MBE (Many Big Eatings) for support to the Donut Industry?

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 9:33 pm

We must understand that Gina is a designated hate figure for the left which would be expected for someone with talent and ability who has done so much for this country. Again the evil and moral exhaustion of the modern left. All that’s left is spite, malice and incompetence.

billie
billie
March 3, 2024 9:34 pm

Is anyone running a book on when Trump might be “disabled”, unable to continue and Haley steps up to the plate? (not from a legal stance, but physically unable – like for instance, not being alive)

Unless something might happen, why is she still there?

People backing her are not stupid.

Tis a mystery

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 9:36 pm

Aboriginal people have no solidarity with these arsehats. Andrew Bolt:

Those stones don’t lie. I stood last week at the exact spot in Jerusalem that proves the activists who’ve hijacked the Melbourne Writers Festival are fools or frauds.

I’m talking about the pro-Palestinian activists who last week made their deputy chairman resign in protest by turning her festival into a hate-Israel circus.

These haters scheduled a session that comes with program notes implying an obscene falsehood: “Aboriginal and Palestinian solidarity has a long history, a relationship that is more vital than ever in the movement to resist colonialism and speak out against atrocities.”

Colonialism? And so the taxpayer-funded writers’ festival now parrots the propaganda of Palestinian extremists – that Palestinians are as indigenous to Israel as Aborigines to Australia, and both face a common white enemy of settlers. Invaders. Colonialists.

In fact, the so-called Palestinian “embassy” in Canberra published a paper which couldn’t be clearer about that: “Israel and Australia were both founded on the destruction of the existing native population, replacing this population with a new, European one.”

But like I said, the stones don’t lie, even if activists do. And they say that linking the Aboriginal and Palestinian causes like that is a hoax, and anti-Semitic.

Where I stood last week was in front of the famous Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall.

It’s the last scrap that remains of the great Second Temple of the Jews, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD, nearly 2000 years ago. Jews have prayed there ever since – when they were allowed – because it’s the closest they can get to the Holy of Holies, the room that supposedly once held the Ark of the Covenant, containing the Ten Commandments.

That room was said to be in the First Temple, built at that site probably around 3000 years ago but torn down by Babylonians in 586BC.

But if you’re at the Western Wall, look up. You’ll see what Muslim conquerors from Saudi Arabia built on top of this Jewish site “just” 1300 years ago – the golden-domed al-Aqsa mosque.

The stones tell us Muslim Arabs colonised a Jewish sacred site that was thousands of years older than their imported new religion.

So what came first? The Jewish foundations or the Muslim mosque built on top of them?

A question, then: if Australia’s chic writers really want to support the indigenous people of Israel, why don’t they support the Jews? The answer seems ugly.

A reason why Teh Voice went down quicker than a two dollar hooker (HT 12th Man)
Never a good look to fly Aboriginal flags at a pro Hamas rally. Dumb khunts.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 9:36 pm

Look at all these working class populist Cats, with their laser focus on the needs of lumpen proles eking out meagre existences in satellite suburbs.

Tell us more fabulist tales about hardscrabble billionaires, LOL.

Delta A
Delta A
March 3, 2024 9:37 pm

From The Oz:

ACT pays the price for Drumgold’s trial slur against Reynolds
The ACT government has apologised to Linda Reynolds and paid substantial damages over accusations by Shane Drumgold during Bruce Lehrmann’s rape case that the senator had engaged in ‘disturbing conduct’.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 9:40 pm

Dickless has swallowed a dictionary. Makes a change from his lumpen mud cakes and pink truffle sponges.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 9:44 pm

FMD, Nicole Flint intones the libs are a broad church in defence of pencil neck birmingham and other busted arse pseudo teals who continually gut the conservative base. Fat faced Kroger agrees with her. Sad. They have no fuking idea.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 9:47 pm

m0nty
Mar 3, 2024 9:36 PM
Look at all these working class populist Cats, with their laser focus on the needs of lumpen proles eking out meagre existences in satellite suburbs.

Fat Boy, a Kulak himself, makes up a strawman to (weakly) attempt to knock it down.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 3, 2024 9:47 pm

Marty picks up a cheque from the ACT government. You’d want him on your side. Dave is next.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 9:49 pm

Look at all these working class populist Cats, with their laser focus on the needs of lumpen proles eking out meagre existences in satellite suburbs

mUnter.

When, eventually, you shuffle off this mortal coil – as we all will – you will not be remembered beyond local C Grade fantasy football sites. I’m sorry, but you just won’t be thought of in any significant sphere of influence.

The people you constantly chip at are those people who Teddy Roosevelt called:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

You, mUnter, are one of those cold and timid souls.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 9:51 pm

Fani “Kegels” Williams. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 9:51 pm

Also mUnter, please tell us again – us, the people in satellite suburbs – how you’re living on your wifey’s income and assets while you indulge your hobby.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 3, 2024 9:53 pm

Despite bringing nothing to the matrimonial asset base, mUnty still subscribing to the class struggle he abandoned some time ago. Sadly all to common on the Left.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 9:56 pm

Is anyone running a book on when Trump might be “disabled”, unable to continue and Haley steps up to the plate?

Haley is on a fools errand. If anything happens to Trump about 80 million Trump voters will stay home and clean and oil their firearms some more. They certainly won’t come out to vote for her.

What happens after that is the real question.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 9:58 pm

Mr Mole, can you tell us your Bluetooth, WiFi, WhatsApp, Patreon & OnlyFans username?

“Why it’s FistingHamBeastSquirts. It only matters for WiFi, but in that regard, it’s case sensitive too…”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 10:00 pm

Look at all these working class populist Cats

Monty does kulaks. Cute.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 10:04 pm

My email?

fanikegels@tumblr dot com

or

p$ycHO_hITler.1997@hotmail dot com

Don’t use a joke username once you have a real job.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 10:13 pm

Yeah righto KD, it’s always hilarious when you lot get details of my life so dead wrong.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 10:18 pm

Tim Blair:

Whether you’re a one-man mistake machine or a Labor minister hell bent on costing us billions, absence of even basic research is always the problem.

Take popular error generator Peter FitzSimons, for example.

The Sydney Morning Herald columnist probably doesn’t know it, but a significant number of his readers log in simply to enjoy and share the veteran hack’s characteristic blunders.

We’re quite a community. When Fitzy delivers – which is impressively often – phones and laptops light up across the land.

My favourite recent FitzSimons failure occurred during an interview last year with Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins, following Australia’s ODI World Cup victory.

“You’re going to be remembered for your captaincy in the final, for your aggressive tactics,” FitzSimons told hero Pat.

“Ian Chappell always said, ‘When you win the toss, nine times out of 10 you should choose immediately to bat first. On the 10th occasion, you should think about it, and then bat first’. But you decided to bowl first,” FitzSimons said.

Cummins was too polite to correct his interviewer, but Chappell’s bat-first imperative applies only to Test cricket. By contrast, the World Cup is a one-day contest.

The batting sequence in one-dayers isn’t nearly so important, as anyone with an elementary understanding of the game and access to the internet would be aware.

There have been 13 World Cup finals, including last year’s contest between Australia and India. Teams winning the toss have bowled first six times and batted first seven times.

In the very first World Cup final, in 1975, Australia won the toss and bowled. An intriguing historical point unknown to Pete: Australia’s captain in that final was Chappell.

That’s our fact-free Fitzy for you. Long may he entertain us all. Less amusing but likely far more expensive are the research faults committed by Energy Minister Chris Bowen, who is equally caveman-level Fitzian when it comes to information online.

Bowen seems to think that his assertions somehow cancel out not only observable reality, but also undisputed historical facts gleaned from the internet.

Recently he repeated his claim that Australians won’t be denied our big utes once Labor’s vehicle emission standards are introduced.

“Look at the United States. They’ve had these standards since the 1970s,” Bowen told an interviewer last month. “And you can get a pick-up truck, what they call – they call their utes pick-up trucks – you can get a pick-up truck in the US pretty easily. So the idea that if you have emissions standards and somehow you won’t have utes is just a fantasy.”

But under initial Corporate Average Fuel Economy (or CAFE) rules, pick-ups were largely exempt. It’s all online.

The Washington Post reported in 2023: “To protect American commerce, work trucks and light trucks were subject to less-strict CAFE standards than family sedans.”

As recently as 2021, according to an analysis from The Australian, nearly half of Ford F-Series pick-up trucks were excluded from US fuel standards. Bowen’s US emissions defence is dead.

So is his argument that the rubbish Chinese-made electric LDV eT60 ute – which costs more than $90,000 in Australia, double the diesel version’s price – is cheaper in NZ thanks to Labor-like efficiency rules.

“The Honourable Member asked me about the LDV eT60 electric ute,” Bowen said last week in parliament.

“I’m going to refer him to an article in the Drive newspaper, which says: ‘LDV eT60 electric ute now cheaper than its diesel twin, but only in New Zealand’.

“Why is it cheaper in New Zealand but not in Australia? New Zealand has vehicle efficiency standards. Australia does not.”

Let’s check out that October 2023 article then. It says nothing about the price drop being to do with efficiency standards. Rather, the LDV eT60 simply scored a huge $NZ23,000 dealer discount on top of a $NZ7015 “Clean Car Rebate”.

Why the discount? Because the thing won’t sell. In a subsequent Stuff.co.nz piece, LDV confirmed that “the current inventory of heavily discounted eT60s in the country is the last we will see of the model, with no plans to renew supply.

“Between January and September of this year, just 53 eT60s were registered in New Zealand.”

Look it up, Chris. It’s all there.

A personal favourite Bowenism is his repeated claim that forcing car-makers to fill showrooms with EVs is about offering variety. “This is ultimately about choice,” he said in 2022. “Freedom of choice.”

Yep. You’ll have a huge choice of cars that you don’t like and won’t buy. Dealerships will be like supermarkets forced to stock 80 per cent vegan snacks. Take your choice, shoppers. Pick anything you want, so long as you don’t want it.

Anyway, I must be going. A text just lobbed saying Peter FitzSimons wrote a column last week about motor racing.

He knows very little about cricket, but Pete knows absolutely nothing about cars. This may take some time. See you in a few months

Just brilliant.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 10:20 pm

Yeah righto KD, it’s always hilarious when you lot get details of my life so dead wrong.

Except you are a khunt monty.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 10:28 pm

I have a beef with Gina Rynehart.

I have interests, boy. Now son, (SLAP!) I have interests and concerns, boy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 10:29 pm

it’s always hilarious when you lot get details of my life so dead wrong

Walk it back then, because they were your words – nay, boasts.

Cold and timid soul.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 3, 2024 10:44 pm

ACT pays the price for Drumgold’s trial slur against Reynolds
By janet albrechtsen and stephen rice
From Nation
1 hour ago
5 minute read

The ACT government has apologised to former Liberal minister Linda Reynolds and paid substantial damages over accusations by former chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold during Bruce Lehrmann’s rape case that the senator had engaged in “disturbing conduct” that included political interference in the police investigation.

Senator Reynolds launched defamation action in December in the wake of findings by the ­Sofronoff board of inquiry that Mr Drumgold’s allegations against her were baseless and “grossly unethical”.

The settlement is believed to be the fifth successful legal action by the former defence minister over allegations against her, with a further case against Brittany Higgins and her partner, David Sharaz, over comments they made on social media to be resolved.

Senator Reynolds will come face to face with her former employee on Tuesday with two days of mediation talks scheduled in Perth to try to avert a possible six-week trial in July.

She is suing Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz in separate defamation proceedings, with both being dealt with concurrently. It is the first visit back to Australia for Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz since they left for a new life in France last year.

Senator Reynolds told The Australian that since the conclusion of Mr Lehrmann’s criminal trial and Ms Higgins’ $2.4m compensation settlement with the commonwealth, she had “set about vindicating my reputation, which I consider has been wrongly damaged”.

“The ACT has accepted the findings of the board of inquiry, specifically that allegations made about my conduct during the criminal trial were defamatory.”

The ACT government “unreservedly retracts those allegations … (and) sincerely apologises for the damage, distress and embarrassment it has caused to Senator Reynolds”, the ACT Director-General of the Justice and Community Safety said in a statement.

Senator Reynolds declined to provide a figure for the settlement but The Australian understands that the ACT paid her costs and a substantial sum by way of damages for defamatory comments by the former DPP.

The defamation claim focused on a letter Mr Drumgold wrote to ACT Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan in November 2022 making allegations about political interference in the investigation and trial of Mr Lehrmann.

Mr Drumgold also claimed Senator Reynolds had coached Mr Lehrmann’s defence team and attempted to solicit transcripts of the trial.

The then-ACT director of public prosecutions gave the letter to The Guardian newspaper, a move that helped spark the Sofronoff inquiry and ultimately brought Mr Drumgold’s own career to an end.

At the trial, Mr Drumgold told the jury that “political forces” explained the delay in Ms Higgins’s complaint to the police, and that “it is abundantly clear from the evidence and ­actions of Senator Reynolds during this trial that those political forces were still a factor”.

Mr Sofronoff found that “there was not a single piece of evidence that anyone had applied pressure upon Ms Higgins that could legitimately be described as ‘strong political forces’ ”.

In his cross-examination of Senator Reynolds, Mr Drumgold claimed she “arranged” for her partner to attend court and that he had been discussing Ms Higgins’s evidence with her.

There was no evidence of this and it was “tantamount to an allegation of an attempt to pervert the course of justice”, Mr Sofronoff said.

“It is a fundamental principle of ethical legal practice that suggestions to a witness should not be made unless they are supported by reliable information.

“Mr Drumgold was examined about his understanding of this ethical principle.

“His ignorance deeply disturbed me … He fails to understand the difference between putting forward to a witness an allegation of misconduct as a fact and asking a witness whether or not something is a fact.”

Mr Drumgold had also attempted to discredit Senator Reynolds by questioning her about a text she had sent to Mr Whybrow requesting a copy of the trial transcript to be sent to her lawyer.

“Mr Drumgold had no basis upon which to put that suggestion, which was intended to impute impropriety in Senator Reynolds in the eyes of the jurors,” Mr Sofronoff said.

Ms Higgins had issued legal proceedings against Senator Reynolds and she had been advised by her lawyer to get the trial transcript in order to provide her with advice.

“A phone call to the lawyer would have revealed the truth about that matter to Mr Drumgold,” Mr Sofronoff said.

The same could be said about the presence in court of Senator Reynolds’s partner, Mr Sofronoff observed.

Relatives and friends of witnesses frequently attended cases to observe proceedings. In this case, some friends and supporters of Ms Higgins attended.

“The suggestion that Senator Reynolds as well as her partner were engaging in potentially criminal conduct was an improper one and should not have been made,” Mr Sofronoff said. “Likewise, it was improper to put to Senator Reynolds that she was ‘politically invested’ in the outcome of the trial. There was not only no basis for this but the nat­ure of the political investment, why it might be important politically for there to be an acquittal, was never identified.”

Mr Sofronoff said he accepted Mr Drumgold’s submission that “he acted out of ignorance but I must say that I am taken aback that a senior counsel holding the office of DPP should be so ignorant of this fundamental principle”.

“The suggestions made by Mr Drumgold had no basis at all and should not have been made,” he said.

“They were intended to, and might have, affected the outcome of the trial adversely to Mr Lehrmann and the conduct was, therefore, grossly unethical.”

Mr Sofronoff found that Mr Drumgold “advanced nothing resembling evidence to support the serious allegations of impropriety that he levelled against the police, defence and Senator Reynolds”.

“This inquiry has thoroughly examined the allegations in Mr Drumgold’s letter. Each allegation has been exposed to be baseless.

“Late in giving his oral evidence, Mr Drumgold finally resiled from his scandalous allegations. The allegation of political interference was particularly wicked because it was an allegation that had a tendency to lessen the community’s confidence in the system of administration of justice and was made without the slightest evidence to support it.”

Senator Reynolds will be represented at the Perth mediation on Tuesday by five lawyers, headed by barrister Martin Bennett, while Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz between them will have seven, with Ms Higgins’ team led by silk Nick Owens SC and her lawyer Leon Zwier.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 10:52 pm

I repeat piss off with your collective guilt thing and there is no way whatsoever that I need to justify myself to you.

Angry lad aren’t you and pretty insecure, I think. No-one has asked you to justify anything but when you start something be prepared to carry it through. No matter how insecure it makes you feel and how much you want to deny it you are one of the hundreds of millions of westerners who have contributed to the growth of power in China. Remember, a generalised statement was made and you obviously felt threatened or it was suggesting something you personally felt uncomfortable about so you felt compelled to comment in an unflattering way…

Just a tiny reminder – scrolling past is a valid option…. after all this is just a blog of comments, not WW3…

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 11:03 pm

Tell us more fabulist tales about hardscrabble billionaires

I think mUnty wants a job in the mines but his principles are getting in the way

how do you reckon he will he ultimately bring western capitalism to its knees by shit-posting from a flat in the western suburbs?

crafty bastard … he must have a plan

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 11:10 pm

This exemplifies why we are standing on tippy toes, up to our necks in a sea of shite, with the tide coming in:

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Mar 3, 2024 6:44 PM
‘Unforgivable’: Liberal fury at MP Zoe McKenzie’s snap with Labor’s Dunkley victor Jodie Belyea

“I was floored,” a senior Liberal source told The Australian.

“We are at war with Labor. To think this new breed of Liberal thinks otherwise is infuriating.”

“We are going to run a campaign against Jodie Belyea at the next election, what do we do now?”

Maybe do your farking job and come up with a better candidate and better policies that appeal more to the voters?

Just a wild, out there thought. This can’t possibly be impossible in Victoria, shirley.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 3, 2024 11:11 pm

Thanks for posting that ZK2A.

Dumbgold copping a nice old flogging. Again!

Muddy
Muddy
March 3, 2024 11:13 pm

After perusing the Australian War Memorial’s website, I took the opportunity via a user questionnaire to give them a spray about the trend toward military history through a Marxist lens, which I fear they are embracing (‘colonial wars’). I also let them know the addition to the signage for their Ben Roberts-Smith V.C. display was unnecessary. Boldly, I stated that a backlash toward the social-justice-posers-movement was on the horizon (it isn’t; no-one gives a toss), and that I wouldn’t like the Memorial to be one of the victims.

Aaaaanyway…..
I’m off to search for woolly mammoths. (Sleep).

rosie
rosie
March 3, 2024 11:59 pm

Siracusa.
I made my way back through the narrow streets of the Graziella district once the home of Siracusa’s fishermen, it’s low rise and apparently based on the Arab model ie without any planning, dead ends and streets so narrow it would be impossible even to drive a donkey cart (Arabs ruled Siracusa for 200 years betwen the 9th and 11th centuries)
The church I was looking for was Sant Pietro’s ‘ the oldest church in Syracusa’, having found it I paid my €2 and entered, the big group of Italians ahead of me declined, they were hoping for first Sunday of the month is free.
The church dates from 326AD but had been extensively remodelled five times, by the Byzantines, the Normans, the Aragonese etc.
The Baroque layer has been removed, and an 8thC fresco revealed, there are apparently two additional layers of frescoes below this last clearly recognisable remnant.
It escaped a mosque conversion during the Arab occupation but what use it was put to is unknown.
Probably lucky as reconquistadors in Spain tended to remove church to mosques and rebuild.
It was used as an auditorium for some time in recent history but having never been deconsecrated was restored to it’s proper use in 2016, though not for regular masses.
Lots of little placards in the space with useful information, in English.
The information on the internet is sparse and sometimes, incorrect.
Worth a visit.
not bad

Winston Smith
March 4, 2024 5:35 am

billie
Mar 3, 2024 9:34 PM

Is anyone running a book on when Trump might be “disabled”, unable to continue and Haley steps up to the plate? (not from a legal stance, but physically unable – like for instance, not being alive)
Unless something might happen, why is she still there?
People backing her are not stupid.
Tis a mystery

I’ll start off the odds at 50/50.

JC
JC
March 4, 2024 5:54 am

Faulty Alert.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2024 8:24 am

m0nty
Mar 3, 2024 10:13 PM
Yeah righto KD, it’s always hilarious when you lot get details of my life so dead wrong.

They would be the details provided by you, about failing Economics 1 and marrying into the upper middle class, would they? Are you admitting that your entire persona is a lie, even the support (but not at a physical level) for Ante-fa?

We already know that you lied about the dates you were in India. Were you also lying about your rental (slum lord) houses and the fantasy football business?

Curious minds wish to hear the truth.

Bill P
Bill P
March 4, 2024 10:36 am

JC
How does a New Zealander end up in Italy in the 1960s developing sports cars
Bruce McLaren would have been able to answer that question.

JC
JC
March 4, 2024 10:54 am

Bill P
Mar 4, 2024 10:36 AM

JC
How does a New Zealander end up in Italy in the 1960s developing sports cars
Bruce McLaren would have been able to answer that question.

Interesting, for a small country. There was Wallace with Lamborghini, Mclaren and the dude who built the motor bike winning the speed race.

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  1. Dover, I avoided the whole “who did what” to focus on the reaction to the 2 attacks. In both cases…

  2. He’d been hoping to move to Federal, so it sounds like the Libs told him nope. Good. He can rot…

  3. Just coming out of a fentanyl haze. That and other ‘twilight’ drugs carefully mixed by a friendly anesthetist. So not…

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