Open Thread – Thurs 4 April 2024


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MatrixTransform
April 4, 2024 12:29 am

why doesn’t avocado come off in the dishwasher ?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 12:37 am

2nd

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 1:29 am

MatrixTransform
 April 4, 2024 12:29 am

why doesn’t avocado come off in the dishwasher ?

Who puts that in the dishwasher?

Eat it.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 3:27 am

wheelbarrow

you wouldn’t put that in the dishwasher

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:05 am

Morten Morland.

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 4:11 am
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 4:14 am

Spooner – lovely darts. Thanks Tom.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 4:24 am
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 4:28 am

I’ve always disliked McKinsey’s (and BSG too) and the fact that they ever employed someone like Buttplug to advise on running a business proves I’m right.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 5:08 am

515M views 14 years ago

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Official HD Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 6:06 am

Janet A has a piece in the paywallian Oz about the new GG..

Can anyone cut/paste? Thanks in advance.

calli
calli
April 4, 2024 6:45 am

Oooo…Knight #3. Noice, especially the goose step. Speaks a thousand words.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 4, 2024 7:07 am

The gaslighting is getting ridiculous.

Met Office verdict on which parts of the UK will be first to reach scorching 20C in days (3 Apr)

Scorching!

Vicki
Vicki
April 4, 2024 7:08 am

Forgive me if this topic has already been discussed. The statement of the head of our defence forces, Angus Campbell, that “exceptionalism” will not be tolerated ( or words to that effect) in our army is outrageous. If nothing else, it dishonours our Victoria Cross recipients who, clearly, were “exceptional” in the performance of the duty.

Why is there no one (that I am aware) to challenge the implications of the orders of this “defender” of our nation?

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
April 4, 2024 7:16 am

On past form I don’t think we can rule out the possibility we’ll find Drumgold being involved in those materials finding their way to Channel 7.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 7:39 am

Up the EU. Right Up ’em………..lol

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cohenite
April 4, 2024 7:51 am

Bruce of Newcastle
 April 4, 2024 7:07 am

The gaslighting is getting ridiculous.
Met Office verdict on which parts of the UK will be first to reach scorching 20C in days (3 Apr)
Scorching!

That’s both hilarious and sad: hilarious because it’s so stupid; but also sad because alarmists like all lefties have nil self awareness of their stupidity.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 4, 2024 8:14 am

As requested, from today’s Oz.
Governor-general role is cushy job for the wokest of women
Janet ALBRECHTSEN

If someone offered me the role of governor-general, I’d say shoot me now. If someone offered me that job because I’m a woman, I’d say shoot me again, please, to be doubly sure I’m dead.

I guess some women will be celebrating Sam Mostyn’s appointment as governor-general as a clenched-fist moment of empowerment. Just quietly, women of that ilk will also be celebrating that someone called Samuel Mostyn would not have had a snowball’s chance in hell of even being short-listed.
“Sam Mostyn is an exceptional leader who represents the best of modern Australia,” Anthony Albanese said when announcing her new role. Each to their own. 
I’d tweak this slightly to read Mostyn reflects the worst of modern woke Australia. The same woke corporate Australia in which our biggest companies threw many millions of shareholder dollars into a referendum that sought to divide the country, using the Constitution, on the basis of race. The same woke corporate Australia that had no read on the country given the referendum failed so spectacularly.

This is the same modern Australia in which gender equality means corralling women into jobs they may not want so executives and board members can all feel good that the workplace is 50-50. This is the modern corporate Australia that believes in every kind of diversity and inclusion except intellectual diversity, where corporate boards have become chorus lines of agreement on woke shibboleths and dissenters are cowed into silence. 
So let’s just settle on acknowledging that Mostyn’s appointment is the crowning achievement for one of the country’s most outspoken quota queens. By the way, what happened to Linda Burney? Wasn’t there talk of Burney getting this role after the failed voice referendum?
The real headline should read: Australia’s wokest woman appointed to yet another cushy job. What is there to celebrate there? The appointment of the former Chief Executive Women president is further evidence, if we needed it, that the old boys’ club has been replaced with a new girls’ club – one new group of oppressors putting the squeeze on a new group of oppressed.
Mostyn is no business heavyweight. She had a modestly successful career as a lawyer and then as a corporate communications, HR and government relations executive, rising as high as group executive, culture and reputation at IAG. 
As far as one can tell from her public profile, she has no track record running an actual business or taking P&L responsibility. 
She does, however, have history as an ALP staffer working in the offices of Paul Keating, Bob Collins and Michael Lee. Her main skills appear to be gender advocacy, networking and being a quota queen, with a helpful side order of ALP connections. 
Mostyn was obviously sufficiently user friendly and politically astute to fill the gaping need for female board members, driven by the quotas she and her fellow members of the golden skirts club had advocated for so vociferously. 
Those who froth about a few old men’s clubs in Sydney and Melbourne are the same mob who are happy to impose a girls’ club on corporate Australia. And this new club comes with the added punch of being cemented into place with formal gender quota rules. The result is that the same small group of women keep getting the gigs.
There is nothing to celebrate here, unless you believe that inequality is the new equality. In fact, there is much to despair about this appointment – that’s after you’d had a laugh at the utter predictability of Albanese appointing Mostyn to the role.
Her CV reads like a Disney movie about Ms Woke, winning climate awards, popping up in university sustainability programs, deputy chair of Diversity Australia, presiding over the CEW, chairing the Women’s Equality Taskforce, and sitting on multiple corporate boards and commissions.
The problem with all these appointments is that many will wonder if Mostyn, one the loudest voices for gender-based promotions, secured her gigs because she’s a woman. Maybe she’s fine with that. 
If that is a sign of female empowerment, shoot me a third time. My kind of feminism, the real version where your gender is neither used against you nor as a leg-up, really is dead in the water.
Mostyn won’t be the first – or last – G-G who many might think networked his or her way into high office. To be fair, this may not matter too much except in extraordinary circumstances, such as the 1975 constitutional crisis, G-Gs are mere ciphers of the government of the day. 
There is most certainly no requirement that a governor- general have a glittering business, legal, military or any other kind of career before appointment. 
The main job requirement in normal circumstances is to be presentable, speak well and understand protocol. Not much intellect required – or indeed wanted. Stroppy, mouthy, political G-Gs are an abomination. 
So I certainly don’t contend that Mostyn can’t do the job. Indeed, it is quite likely she will be a capable occupant of what is a mainly ceremonial role. But I gag when I am told what a highly-qualified person she is and what an adornment to our roll call of G-Gs. 
If her chromosomes were XY she wouldn’t have been considered for the role. The biggest question now is whether Mostyn will be able to restrain herself from using this new ceremonial platform to preach wokeness to the unenlightened.

bons
bons
April 4, 2024 8:19 am

Why is there no one (that I am aware) to challenge the implications of the orders of this “defender” of our nation?

Because current Army senior officers are the products of the Morrison selection and promotion system which destroyed any officer displaying individualism.

Campbell is the final accomplishment of a century of Public Service effort dedicated to achieving absolute administrative state control of all aspects of the ADF. Witness the treasonous Defence People Group dedicated to the eradication of military ethos.

shatterzzz
April 4, 2024 8:22 am

Met Office verdict on which parts of the UK will be first to reach scorching 20C in days (3 Apr)

“Scorching” 20C .. LOL! .. I’m a Geordie & these dayz I don’t even consider taking the jumper off under 22C …

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 8:22 am

Scottish police have reportedly received more than 4000 complaints against First Minister Humza Yousaf under new hate crime legislation introduced two days ago.

The complaints are in regard to a speech Yousaf made in the Scottish parliament complaining that most senior government positions in Scotland were occupied by white people.

shatterzzz
April 4, 2024 8:25 am

 The statement of the head of our defence forces, Angus Campbell, that “exceptionalism” will not be tolerated ( or words to that effect) in our army is outrageous. 

Maybe he’s considering abolishing bravery awards cos without “exceptionalism” there can be no heroics ….
Fact check: TRUE .. Campbell is a furglewit ….

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 8:29 am

Those who froth about a few old men’s clubs in Sydney and Melbourne are the same mob who are happy to impose a girls’ club on corporate Australia

Kapow. Right over the target.

Rabz
April 4, 2024 8:37 am

Cats, I’ve just completed the survey on the NSW government’s draft NSW Health Year Zero Roadmap 2024-2030 and would encourage you to do the same – especially if you live in NSW.

Here’s my final piece of “feedback” for those insane incompetent tax hoovering dunderheads:

You people are insane.

Global warming, climate change, etc, is not an issue that threatens humanity or the planet in any way, shape or form.

You are trying to implement impractical unworkable solutions to a non existent problem, while wasting billions of taxpayers dollars into the bargain – which would be better spent on the provision of workable and proven health services. This is an age of unparalleled human stupidity and garbage such as this year zero roadmap is entirely emblematic of it.

If you cannot or will not discharge your duties in some kind of sensible logical fact based manner, then you should resign – as of yesterday.

Rabz
April 4, 2024 8:39 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 8:41 am

Maybe OZ needs a Major General rather than a GG. Governing what
exactly?

https://youtu.be/Rs3dPaz9nAo

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 8:44 am

If only there was some means of predicting earthquakes, such as the one that hit Taiwan.

Some sort of website, that one could subscribe to.

Oh. Oh, right. Carry on.

Rabz
April 4, 2024 8:51 am

The NSW Health Year Zero plan also includes “electrifying” the ambulance fleet, so I included some very pointed comments about the practicality of electrickery powered ambulances.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 8:51 am

@JesseBWatters

Trump’s been banned from talking about the judge’s family in the so-called hush money case in New York. Why? Because the judge’s family was paid by the Biden campaign and is currently being paid by Adam Schiff. Trump isn’t allowed to say the judge’s daughter is a Democrat consultant whose clients are fundraising off Trump’s indictment. The judge’s family is getting rich off Trump trials… and he’s presiding over one.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 8:52 am

Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 8:44 am

If only there was some means of predicting earthquakes, such as the one that hit Taiwan.

The Feral Guv’ment is on the case here. Tax payer tax dollars going down the tube once more.

https://earthquakes.ga.gov.au/

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 8:53 am
Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 8:54 am

Many thanks to Mak Siccar at 8.14am for posting Janet Albrechtsen’s skewering of our next governor-general who has spent her entire professional career presenting her vagina at the front door of woke Australia and pleading for special treatment on its behalf:

As far as one can tell from her public profile, she has no track record running an actual business or taking P&L responsibility. 

She does, however, have history as an ALP staffer working in the offices of Paul Keating, Bob Collins and Michael Lee. Her main skills appear to be gender advocacy, networking and being a quota queen, with a helpful side order of ALP connections. 

Quota queen indeed. If her career had been judged on merit, Samantha Mostyn would still be at best a partner at a suburban law firm.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 8:57 am

Your future if you get an electric car. I really think it’s meant to fail and is simply an excuse to ban ICE cars.

@catturd2

LOL – oh it’s way longer than 2 hours. Totally useless.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 9:02 am

‘Color revolutions’ are always externally fomented and you can bet this is no exception.
Israel Faces ‘Color Revolution’ as Opposition Protests, Gantz Wants New Elections

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 4, 2024 9:04 am

bons

 April 4, 2024 8:19 am

Why is there no one (that I am aware) to challenge the implications of the orders of this “defender” of our nation?

Because current Army senior officers are the products of the Morrison selection and promotion system which destroyed any officer displaying individualism.

And that destruction can only be reversed by a major purge of the higher ranks, akin to FDR jumping George Marshall over several hundred officers higher than him on the seniority list.

Campbell is the final accomplishment of a century of Public Service effort dedicated to achieving absolute administrative state control of all aspects of the ADF. Witness the treasonous Defence People Group dedicated to the eradication of military ethos.

I’m a little out of touch after 15 years away from Canberra. What has DPG been up to?

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 9:04 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 9:04 am

What part of “dont post about your legal case on social media or you are a fat spastic” is too difficult for brittle-Knees to understand?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-03/mediation-talks-collapse-between-linda-reynolds-brittany-higgins/103550924

Senator Reynolds’s case centres on social media posts by Ms Higgins and her partner David Sharaz last year, which she maintains damaged her reputation.
On Wednesday, the WA Supreme Court heard Ms Higgins allegedly posted, “I won’t stay silent so you can stay comfortable” on social media about the same time as a mediation session in Perth, which Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz flew in from France to attend.
Senator Reynolds’s lawyer, high-profile defamation specialist Martin Bennett, indicated that the matter would be added to an amended statement of claim for further aggravated damages.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 4, 2024 9:05 am

Format fail. The para starting “And that destruction …” is mine.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 9:05 am

There is nothing to celebrate here, unless you believe that inequality is the new equality.

Mz. Mostyn is a DEI appointment:

Didn’t Earn It.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 9:05 am
Makka
Makka
April 4, 2024 9:09 am

18% (yes that’s right) vacancy rate in Manhattan office space. While the black mayor hands out $3000 credit cards to illegal immigrants and pays million$ a week to house illegals. Crime, particularly subways, through the roof.

Put a fork in it. NYC is fkd.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 9:13 am

Mak Siccar @08:14am.

Thanks for posting the beautifully scathing piece by Janet A.

She sums up so well the stupidity of Albanese plonking this dunderhead into the GG role.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 9:14 am

Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery, is Diagnosed with Rare and Potentially-Life Threatening Disorder — GOP Majority in House at Risk
And one of their traitors is leaving just after the deadline for replacing him before the election. All he would have to do is leave a couple of days earlier to cause a by-election, but he refuses to do so.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 4, 2024 9:22 am

Bad batches or just better reporting?

More likely “good” batches carefully kept at the right temperature with plenty of active ingredient.

Makka
Makka
April 4, 2024 9:22 am

Another gang threat is unfolding thanks to Biden’s open border, but this time they’re going after American elites…

A work colleague who emigrated here legally from Venezuela with her husband some years back was telling me about the gangs that have moved into the US with the illegal hordes. She has family in the US, also legal migrants.These gangs are very organised, totally ruthless and have a long history. Just the type you want coming freely across your borders.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 9:38 am

This is where the Cane Toad might lose bigly…

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/04/court-told-brittany-higgins-colluded-with-lisa-wilkinson-to-attack-linda-reynolds-as-defamation-case-heads-for-trial

Liberal senator Linda Reynolds intends to claim that Brittany Higgins and her now fiance David Sharaz colluded with Lisa Wilkinson and a Channel Ten producer to politically attack her, if her defamation cases against the couple go to trial.
The former defence minister, who plans to retire from politics at the next election, is suing both her former political staffer and Sharaz over a series of social media posts that she says damaged her reputation.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 9:40 am

Johnny Rotten
 April 4, 2024 8:52 am

Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 8:44 am
If only there was some means of predicting earthquakes, such as the one that hit Taiwan.
The Feral Guv’ment is on the case here. Tax payer tax dollars going down the tube once more.

Dutchsinse has been forecasting EQ’s for a very long time. Dickwads at the USGS are not happy… they are useless.

shatterzzz
April 4, 2024 9:50 am

Alaa has asked to remain anonymous, concerned that his words could affect his family’s application for refugee status. He is on a student visa and brought his family to Sydney on visitor visas as the death toll from Israel’s onslaught on Gaza continued to climb. More than *32,000 people are reported to have died so far.

* surprise, surprise using the Hamas version of “comical ali” .. the Gaza “Ministry of Health” figures without accreditation .. naughty, naughty …. LOL!

Why is anyone on a student visa allowed to bring family in as “visitors” ..?
The story is, mainly, about “free” food .. so not only can you bring “family” in there is no one checking if they have any means of support .. &, of course, no mention of “free” meals for Oz homeless …..!
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/meet-the-sydney-volunteers-who-are-feeding-families-fleeing-gaza/ar-BB1l0Gnf?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=c34e4f536d084455877786c0ca104ffa&ei=37

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 9:53 am

thefrollickingmole
 April 4, 2024 9:04 am

What part of “dont post about your legal case on social media or you are a fat spastic” is too difficult for brittle-Knees to understand?

And I am sure her lawyers would have told her to stay the f-ck off soshul meeja.
Sharaz and Britnah still think this is being fought in the realm of Twatter and politics.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 9:59 am

Comment, from the Oz.

The Other Guy

10 hours ago
 (Edited)
I bet Bibi Netanyahu, former decorated special services soldier and renowned world stage tough political operator, was quaking when our Prime Minister came to the phone. An official complaint over a tragic incident was warranted but imagine having it delivered by a soft hands leftist Labor lifer.

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 9:59 am

The former defence minister, who plans to retire from politics at the next election, is suing both her former political staffer and Sharaz over a series of social media posts that she says damaged her reputation.

After recovering from their Lord Trumble disease, I do believe the Stupid Frigging Liberals — even Fatty Linda Reynolds (h/t Rabz) — are learning to fight.

The desire to fight may even lead to an outbreak of principles among the SFLs.But they need to be careful: knowing what you stand for leads to good government.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 4, 2024 10:10 am
Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 10:16 am

This is where the Cane Toad might lose bigly…

Wilkinson is so lacking in self-awareness that she’ll offer to play herself in the upcoming Netflix series.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 10:35 am

Hot on the heels of Dawkin’s confession

You don’t miss your Christianity until it’s gone.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 11:07 am

Auerbach claims bullying, antisemitism at Seven
Ellie Dudley
Former Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach took out a psychological injury claim against his bosses at Seven alleging “sustained bullying” and “antisemitism over a significant period”.

The revelations emerged as part of a Federal Court hearing this morning, in which Mr Auerbach was required to respond to a subpoena from Bruce Lehrmann‘s legal team detailing his employment with Seven and his relationship with its employees.

Mr Auerbach’s solicitor Rebekah Giles appeared in court saying her client would have difficulty in producing documents relating to his psychological injury claim against Seven before he is due to take the stand at 2.15pm.
“As you can see from his affidavits, his claim alleges psychological injury. He alleges sustained bullying, anti-semitism over a significant period,” Ms Giles said.

“To comply with a subpoena, our client would have to pull together for the first time all of the documents relating to his claim against (Spotlight executive producer Mark) Llewellyn and (former Spotlight producer Steve) Jackson.”
The court has adjourned until 10.30am, at which point further discussion will be had about the return of Mr Auerbach’s subpoena.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 11:15 am

Getting the last of the sheep of a property, where we’ve been raising sheep since 1926. Forty dollars a head, for what we were getting $160 a head, for, just over a year ago. Thanks very much, Albo and the Greenies. Nothing personal, but I hope you all die slow and painful deaths.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 11:31 am

I’ve been waiting for a inner city pr*ck to chime in.

F*ck the RSPCA.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kUOJaYskiI0

Going of memory, his dropped about 700 plus since Jan 1st. There are millions out there.

Jack Out The Back:

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kUOJaYskiI0

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 4, 2024 11:37 am

Just as I have been predicting ever since Biden got in – the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is now too expensive to refill, because Biden has passed legislation making it so.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/breaking-after-draining-strategic-petroleum-reserve-lowest-level/
I hope China, India and Europe are happy pissing it away on God knows what.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 11:39 am

Camels.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 4, 2024 11:50 am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13269217/Sydney-Brisbane-weather-Mega-rain-event-strike-heres-when.html
It looks like we’re all gonna drown! A Super Mega Rain Bomb!
Thank God I have a tinnie and a spare schnorkel.

(Does the faux drama EVER BLOODY STOP?)

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 4, 2024 12:00 pm

Lock and load.

—-

Jack Out The Back:

Last Day of Camels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUhz_waG4UY

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 12:00 pm

How come only Israeli forces get this “must be charged with war crimes”. Not Russia, China, UK, USA, and so on. Mistakes are made, have been made all through the recent history of warfare. Mistakes were made by the allies in WW2, Vietnam, Serbia, Libya, Iraq.
Australian SAS in Afghanistan had allegations, and you can’t help but think that generals in high heels have something to do with it. Don’t bother having an SAS at all if you don’t give them the license to kill.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 12:01 pm

Some sort of website, that one could subscribe to.

Just keep paying your taxes and that makes you an unintended subscriber.

Yes, so just carry on.

Baba
Baba
April 4, 2024 12:05 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

 April 4, 2024 11:07 am

Auerbach claims bullying, antisemitism at Seven

I doubt Bruce has anything to worry about.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 4, 2024 12:08 pm

THE MOCKER

Stay home Alice Springs, the Prime Minister’s got his eye on this

Watching the footage of mass rioting last week in Alice Springs, I half-expected the Northern Territory government to announce the town had signed a sister city agreement with Juba, South Sudan. Wanton vandalism, vicious assaults, gangs of youths roaming the streets armed with axes, knives and clubs, rampant car theft and burglary, bloody feuds – yes, I thought, Central Australia is ticking all the boxes.

For Alice Springs residents, safety is best observed by staying at home. But even that does not guarantee security. Fail to fortify your house, and chances are one night you will discover an intruder holding a machete to your throat. If you are lucky, they will just demand the car keys.

Daytime does not mean respite. Last week terrified patrons barricaded themselves in the Todd Tavern whilst rioters threw bricks, smashed windows and hurled themselves at the locked entrance. The mob also trashed cars and oippether local businesses. Police were outnumbered and overwhelmed. As Alice Springs mayor Matt Paterson told The Australian, the situation shocked even hardened Territorians.

“Yesterday was the worst I’ve ever seen, and I’ve spoken to people who’ve lived here much longer than I have, and … it’s the worst they’ve ever seen it,” he said, pleading for the federal government to intervene.

But the besieged residents of Alice Springs need not fear. The Prime Minister has heeded your cries for help. Speaking last week from Muswellbrook, NSW, where he had just announced his plan to shower the solar panel industry with a billion dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, Anthony Albanese was asked when he would go to Alice Springs. His response?

“We are continuing to monitor what is happening there,” he said.

There you have it. This is splendid news to distressed locals and testament to the Prime Minister’s hands-on approach. Monitoring the situation in Alice Springs is a longstanding Albanese project, you see. He began monitoring this situation in July 2022, when Indigenous leaders wrote to him, warning the impending expiry of federal government alcohol bans in the NT would lead to violence and disorder.

Albanese did absolutely nothing to address this, but the important thing is he continued to monitor the situation. And when soaring alcohol-fuelled violence and property offences brought chaos to Alice Springs in January last year, he continued to monitor the situation from Canberra. In fact, following much criticism from political opponents and disquiet from his own party, he even made a marathon four-hour visit to the town, which I am sure all will agree was a stupendous effort. Make no mistake, Territorians. Even if the entire town is set ablaze, Albanese will continue to monitor the situation.

Pressed in Muswellbrook as to when he would visit the town, Albanese was both coy and defensive. “I have visited the Northern Territory nine times,” he insisted. When asked how many of those visits were to Alice Springs, he avoided the question.

And let it be said that all these visits to the NT were prompted by Albanese’s unfailing focus on mainstream issues. For example, he went to the last two Garma Festivals to plug his botched Indigenous voice to parliament referendum. And who could forget the moving images of the Prime Minster having a good weepy as he was presented with a copy of the Uluru Statement from the Heart just days before the referendum?

Then there was Albanese’s visit to Darwin in November for an ALP fundraiser at an upmarket restaurant. As the NT News reported, all that concerned locals needed to do to speak with him was fork out $5000 a head for the privilege. This is yet another example of Albo’s everyman credentials.

But unfortunately for Central Australians, Albanese has far more important places to visit. And while I sympathise with the Alice Springs mayor and his fellow locals, the onus is on them to make sure their town is worthy of Albanese’s presence.

Allow me to make a few suggestions. See if you can organise rock band Gang of Youths to play there and fly in a couple of thousand inner-city hipsters for the concert. Albanese would love another chance to skol a beer for the crowd. He is a sucker too for Taylor Swift as well as the Foo Fighters. Alternatively, you could always host a celebrity DJ competition.

Consider requesting radio host Kylie Sandilands to renew his wedding vows in the middle of town. Or invite NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to feature in a panel regarding the complexities of federal government intervention in a quasi-state. You could write to the organisers of the Australian Open and ask them to shift the venue to the Red Centre. If you can steal the Mardi Gras from Sydney, I guarantee you will see Albanese skipping down Todd Mall.

Crime is one of the few growth industries in this mendicant jurisdiction, where Labor has been in power for all but four of the last 23 years. A survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics released this month revealed Territorians are twice as likely as other Australians to be the victim of violence and four times more likely to have their homes burgled. The NT also has the highest rates of violence and property damage in the country.

Forget calling the police for help. The NT Police Force is experiencing record attrition rates, with officers resigning en masse in disgust at the administration’s treatment of former constable Zachary Rolfe, who was acquitted by a jury in 2022 on charges of murder and manslaughter following the shooting of an Indigenous man who had stabbed him.

Last year, the NT became the first Australian jurisdiction to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years. This is progressivism in motion. It means 10-year-old Indigenous youths driving stolen cars through Alice Springs can do so scot-free for another two years.

These laws were championed by Deputy Chief Minister and Attorney-General Chansey Paech, a former LGBT activist who possesses no legal qualifications. Hailing the passing of this legislation in 2022, he declared it was part of a broader strategy to adopt “smarter solutions” that would “break the cycle of reoffending,” and “keep the community safe”. Seriously, this bloke is the Chris Bowen of crime prevention.

Then there is Chief Minister Eva Lawler. Speaking in February at the redeveloped Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre, she bizarrely segued into linking youth crime with Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to Australia. No, for the life of me I cannot work out why the NT criminal justice system is a basket case.

But back to the Prime Minister. When he returns to Alice Springs, he could take Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney with him. Just last month she declared on social media: “The Albanese Labor Government is making real progress on the ground in Central Australia”. What is the punchline, Minister?

Unlike last time, Albanese could talk at random to people in Alice Springs and not exclude the media. He could tell the locals how a voice to parliament could have prevented last week’s mass rioting. To use a couple of his favourite platitudes, he might tell them they are remiss in not engaging in respectful dialogue with the oldest continuous culture in the world.

But above all, Albanese should repeat what he said in January 2023, when it was suggested he send reinforcements from the Australian Federal Police to help their NT colleagues. Dismissing that call, he said the “solution wasn’t just to lock more people up,” he said.

Do us a favour, Prime Minister, and select the Todd Tavern as your venue for lecturing the locals. I will gladly donate $5000 to the ALP for the privilege of being there when you do. And there is no need to supply me with a fancy dinner. All I require is a schooner of the usual and a packet of beer nuts.

Oz

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 12:10 pm

You don’t miss your Christianity until it’s gone.

Well, get ready as its nearly gone in the West.

Putin is a believer though with the Russian Orthodox Church.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 4, 2024 12:11 pm

Not really a surprise I suppose.

Sixty-two percent of voters say the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction in advance of the 2024 election, according to a new poll, but the responses show it depends on who is answering the question. …

Among Republicans, 10% of likely voters said things were headed the right way. Among Democrats, 51% of likely voters said things were headed the right way. For True Independents, those who don’t lean toward either major party, 22% said things were going the right way compared to 65% who said things were headed in the wrong direction.

“Republicans and Democrats are living in different realities,” David Byler of Noble Predictive Insights told The Center Square.

Well, no, that’s not quite correct. Republicans are living in reality, Democrats are living in some sort of weird fantasyland since basically nothing they believe is true.

Majority of voters say U.S. heading in the wrong direction (30 Mar)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 12:13 pm

the mocker Stay home Alice Springs, the Prime Minister’s got his eye on this

Watching the footage of mass rioting last week in Alice Springs, I half-expected the Northern Territory government to announce the town had signed a sister city agreement with Juba, South Sudan. Wanton vandalism, vicious assaults, gangs of youths roaming the streets armed with axes, knives and clubs, rampant car theft and burglary, bloody feuds – yes, I thought, Central Australia is ticking all the boxes.
For Alice Springs residents, safety is best observed by staying at home. But even that does not guarantee security. Fail to fortify your house, and chances are one night you will discover an intruder holding a machete to your throat. If you are lucky, they will just demand the car keys.
Daytime does not mean respite. Last week terrified patrons barricaded themselves in the Todd Tavern whilst rioters threw bricks, smashed windows and hurled themselves at the locked entrance. The mob also trashed cars and oippether local businesses. Police were outnumbered and overwhelmed. As Alice Springs mayor Matt Paterson told The Australian, the situation shocked even hardened Territorians.

“Yesterday was the worst I’ve ever seen, and I’ve spoken to people who’ve lived here much longer than I have, and … it’s the worst they’ve ever seen it,” he said, pleading for the federal government to intervene.
But the besieged residents of Alice Springs need not fear. The Prime Minister has heeded your cries for help. Speaking last week from Muswellbrook, NSW, where he had just announced his plan to shower the solar panel industry with a billion dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, Anthony Albanese was asked when he would go to Alice Springs. His response?
“We are continuing to monitor what is happening there,” he said.

There you have it. This is splendid news to distressed locals and testament to the Prime Minister’s hands-on approach. Monitoring the situation in Alice Springs is a longstanding Albanese project, you see. He began monitoring this situation in July 2022, when Indigenous leaders wrote to him, warning the impending expiry of federal government alcohol bans in the NT would lead to violence and disorder.

Albanese did absolutely nothing to address this, but the important thing is he continued to monitor the situation. And when soaring alcohol-fuelled violence and property offences brought chaos to Alice Springs in January last year, he continued to monitor the situation from Canberra. In fact, following much criticism from political opponents and disquiet from his own party, he even made a marathon four-hour visit to the town, which I am sure all will agree was a stupendous effort. Make no mistake, Territorians. Even if the entire town is set ablaze, Albanese will continue to monitor the situation.

Pressed in Muswellbrook as to when he would visit the town, Albanese was both coy and defensive. “I have visited the Northern Territory nine times,” he insisted. When asked how many of those visits were to Alice Springs, he avoided the question.
And let it be said that all these visits to the NT were prompted by Albanese’s unfailing focus on mainstream issues. For example, he went to the last two Garma Festivals to plug his botched Indigenous voice to parliament referendum. And who could forget the moving images of the Prime Minster having a good weepy as he was presented with a copy of the Uluru Statement from the Heart just days before the referendum?
Then there was Albanese’s visit to Darwin in November for an ALP fundraiser at an upmarket restaurant. As the NT News reported, all that concerned locals needed to do to speak with him was fork out $5000 a head for the privilege. This is yet another example of Albo’s everyman credentials.
But unfortunately for Central Australians, Albanese has far more important places to visit. And while I sympathise with the Alice Springs mayor and his fellow locals, the onus is on them to make sure their town is worthy of Albanese’s presence.
Allow me to make a few suggestions. See if you can organise rock band Gang of Youths to play there and fly in a couple of thousand inner-city hipsters for the concert. Albanese would love another chance to skol a beer for the crowd. He is a sucker too for Taylor Swift as well as the Foo Fighters. Alternatively, you could always host a celebrity DJ competition.

cohenite
April 4, 2024 12:17 pm

Says it all about the kunts against Israel and pro hamas:

Terrorist Murderer of 5-Year-Old Girl Caught Hiding in Maternity Ward | Frontpage Mag

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 12:30 pm

Auerbach claims bullying, antisemitism at Seven

I doubt Bruce has anything to worry about.

ZK2A – I think Justice Lee will give this cokehead a hiding come 02:15pm.

Beer & plonk time coming up soon 🙂

Pogria
Pogria
April 4, 2024 12:46 pm

Rooftop swimming pool during the Taiwan earthquake.

https://twitter.com/enazator/status/1775415137656320381

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 12:55 pm

In a world of fakenews, I’m not sure what to take seriously anymore but some are reporting that the CIA has said Iran will attack Israel within 48 hours:

Foreign media: CIA informs Israel that Iran is expected to attack within 48 hours (voxnews.al)

If true, I’m not sure that’s going to end well for anyone, but particularly Iran.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 1:02 pm

 I’m not sure that’s going to end well for anyone, but particularly Iran.
I think Israel would be well aware of any plans Iran has, and would be happy to take them on, at any level including mushroom cloud level. Unfortunately, civilians would be toast on both sides, making the current storm in a teacup over incidental caterer casualties look like the side issue it is. It was Harry S. Truman that said if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 1:07 pm

Iran’s attack could just be that Hezbollah go full bore on rocket launches.

Launching anything directly from Iran would take at least 20-25 minutes to arrive in Israel. I’m not saying they wouldn’t try it, I just don’t know as I can’t say they’re the most predictable regime…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 1:35 pm

Former Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach took out a psychological injury claim against his bosses at Seven alleging “sustained bullying” and “antisemitism over a significant period”

Aaand here we go.

As someone said the other day, I reckon Mr Auerbach has had his finger in the Se7en till for some time, he was about to get pinched for it and decided to launch the tired old daily double of ‘but bullying’ and ‘but anti-Juice’, possibly in the hope of being recruited for a reality TV show of some type.

It’s the current equivalent of ‘the dog ate my homework’.

Rabz
April 4, 2024 1:48 pm

That cokehead clown Auerbach is a textbook example of the perils of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome – how he’s somehow managed to insert himself into the ongoing seemingly never ending Hoggins/Lehrmann/Canetoad/Shiraz/Reynolds/Dumbgeld/Smithers legal imbroglio is a wonder to behold.

If braindead FTA commercial TV didn’t exist (and hopefully soon won’t), satirists would have had to invent it.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 1:50 pm

Aaand here we go.

Very shortly Justice Lee will rip this coke/methhead to shreds

shatterzzz
April 4, 2024 2:20 pm

WSK confirmed that British victims John Chapman, 57, James “Jim” Henderson, 33, and James Kirby, 47, who were working for the charity’s security team, were among seven of its staff killed.

mercenaries become “security staff” when it suits the agenda ….
If these “aid ‘” mobs need defending .. fair enuf! .. but at least call’ em what they are .. they don’t work for the agencies they work for security contract firms .. very well paid because of the risks involved ..

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 2:20 pm

BELGRADE, April 12 – A NATO airstrike heavily damaged a passenger train on a bridge in southern Serbia today, killing at least 10 people, authorities here said, and leaving charred corpses amid the smoldering ruins of several rail cars.
The attack was one of the deadliest involving civilians since the start of a 20-day-old bombing campaign designed to force the government of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to accept a NATO-enforced peace settlement for Kosovo – a province of Serbia, Yugoslavia’s dominant republic. The Belgrade government denounced the incident as a “criminal attack,” while NATO issued a statement regretting the loss of life but insisting that the alliance had taken “extraordinary measures” to prevent civilian casualties.
The incident fueled feeling here that, whatever Western leaders say, the NATO air campaign is aimed as much against ordinary citizens as the Milosevic regime. NATO has acknowledged several targeting mistakes over the past two weeks that have led to civilian casualties, including the bombing of residential districts in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, and in the southern Serbian town of Aleksinac, where 20 bodies have since been dragged from the rubble.
[Early Tuesday, media here reported, NATO warplanes returned to Pristina, bombing an oil depot and a plastics factory, while other aircraft attacked a military barracks in suburban Belgrade and an oil refinery on the opposite bank of the Danube River in Pancevo, a facility already hit several times.]
State television aired pictures of the wrecked train, which was hit by at least one air-launched missile as it crossed a bridge over a gorge near the town of Leskovac, 180 miles south of Belgrade. NATO issued a statement saying it considered the bridge part of a military supply line and acknowledging that there may have been “a train on or near the bridge at the time of the strike.”
According to reporters who were taken to the scene by the Yugoslav military, a missile appeared to have disrupted electricity along the rail line, stranding the train on the bridge; a second missile then hit one of the coaches. Local officials said that an 11-year-old child was among the dead and that at least 16 people were wounded. Eyewitnesses from the nearby village of Grdelica said the bridge was hit by four missiles.
The official Tanjug news agency quoted a local railway official, Svetolik Kostadinovic, as saying the train was bound from Belgrade to Salonica, Greece. “Another civilian target was hit, with the aim to destroy . . . human lives, to spread panic and fear,” Tanjug quoted Kostadinovic as saying.
Reporters at the scene said body parts could be seen as far as 90 feet from the bridge. Two burned-out coaches were still on the track along with the damaged engine, while another two had derailed.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 2:20 pm

This is going to come down to a shit fight between CH10 and CH7

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 2:22 pm

BBC:
British soldiers who have been accused of committing war crimes in Iraq are unlikely to face criminal prosecution.
Independent investigators were asked to look at thousands of allegations made against the British military after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
But the director of the Service Prosecution Authority (SPA) said just one remaining case was being examined.
Andrew Cayley said the “low level” of offending and lack of credible evidence had led most cases to be dismissed.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action programme, Mr Cayley said most of those cases were sifted out at a very early stage because of the lack of credible evidence or because the offending was “at such a very low level”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 2:27 pm

The Conversation:
The long-awaited UN report into human rights abuses committed in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) was finally published last week to a mixed reception. For some – principally the Chinese government – it went too far. Others thought it didn’t go far enough.
And:
The UN report makes no attempt to measure genocide allegations made against Beijing against the criteria laid out in the UN convention on genocide (1948), despite several reportslegal opinionsscholarly articles and conferences on the issue.

Baba
Baba
April 4, 2024 2:29 pm

Kapow! Who was that bint Justice Lee just whacked?

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 2:33 pm

There are some reports that there are major traffic jams in Haifa (at 3am) due to Israelis getting out of town…

From X, not verified.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 4, 2024 2:37 pm

Wikipedia has a roll-call of USA war crimes, mostly a long time ago.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 4, 2024 2:40 pm

A few moments ago, comments on Janet A’s article had reached 1415! Very impressive.

amortiser
amortiser
April 4, 2024 2:47 pm

She can’t remember whether she was retained by Higgins. Lee has given her ten minutes to find out lol

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 4, 2024 3:12 pm

The article contains a linky to a parliamentary website where submissions can be made online. Tell anyone who might have a case to report.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/inquiry-into-excess-deaths-now-open-for-submissions-5620720?ea_src=au-frontpage&ea_med=top-news-australia-top-news-7

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 3:19 pm

This is going to come down to a shit fight between CH10 and CH7

Baddie v. Baddie.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 3:20 pm

Taylor whatever

deer in the headlights

Lee J hasn’t even kicked in yet

Harlequin Decline
April 4, 2024 3:28 pm

To me, the new Governor General looks like a suet pudding with a chin.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 3:31 pm

As of February Australia presently hosts 713,144 international students & 2.4m ‘temporary migrants’ (whoever they might be).

Department of Home AffairsNeedless to say, these are record numbers.

Many of them will at some point convert to permanent residency.

Add them to the record number of regular migrants received in 2022/23 & 23/24 (c. 750 000 acc. to the official figures).

Don’t panic though… in February there were 12 520 domestic dwelling approvals, a decrease of 1.9% compared with January.

You do the math, because apparently Albanese can’t.

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Titus Groates
Titus Groates
April 4, 2024 3:34 pm

Tim Blair’s blog this arvo on Ms Mostyn is one of his finest. Includes some cringeworthy selfies with some predictable numpties.

He also links to a 2020 AFR column by Joe Aston highlighting Mostyn’s corporate virtue signalling and hypocrisy. Gee I miss his prose.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 3:36 pm

Richo’s sprog is giving this Taylor thing an absolute bashing

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 3:36 pm

British soldiers who have been accused of committing war crimes in Iraq are unlikely to face criminal prosecution.

No, no. That’s just the latest propaganda construction from the BBC.

The BBC doesn’t use journalism as an information tool, just as a weapon to be used against its ideological enemies — currently Jews, though that can change from one month to the next as lefty activists and journalists are above all desperate to be fashionable among morons, especially if it involves supporting fascist street mobs and Hamas’s mass murder of Jews.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 4, 2024 3:38 pm

It appears to me that in Perth it takes well over a year to build a 3bed 2bath house, I have observed some rear block developments on my morning walk that have taken two years from construction start to finish. Often I see roofs ready for cover waiting 2 months or more for trades.
The only solution to this housing crisis is to moderate demand until the industry catches up.

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 3:43 pm

Taylor mate… there’s only so much water in that glass.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 3:45 pm

Barking Toad
 April 4, 2024 3:36 pm

Richo’s sprog is giving this Taylor thing an absolute bashing

Been on the road.
Just tuned in.
Faaaarrk.
This has ceased to be sport for the poncy little prick.
Copping the mother of all pastings.
We have a new clubhouse leader in the “least credible witness open”.

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 3:48 pm

The one thing I’ll say in defence of Taylor is that he looks about 19 years of age and there’s no way 7 News should be paying such kids to “babysit” anyone.

calli
calli
April 4, 2024 3:50 pm

In other news we are receiving our first decent rain for the year. Heavy and prolonged. The roos all have their backs to what looks like a promising East Coast Low.

It’s also a “scorching” 20 degrees. Think I might put a cardigan on. 😀

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 3:50 pm

Yup, Taylor getting absolutely smashed. Told QC today those expenses of that night were work related. And then QC comes out with tonnes of evidence from Taylor’s own historical records that resigned and apologised for misuse of 7 funds…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 3:56 pm

That poor bugger has come to court for a battle of wits.
Armed.
With a rubber chook.

johanna
johanna
April 4, 2024 4:02 pm

”Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 9:13 am

Mak Siccar @08:14am.
Thanks for posting the beautifully scathing piece by Janet A.
She sums up so well the stupidity of Albanese plonking this dunderhead into the GG role.”

…………………

The recurring mistake of non-Leftists again.

She is not a dunderhead and he is not stupid for appointing her.

Quite the opposite on both counts.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 4:22 pm

Johanna has been hacked..

The recurring mistake of non-Leftists again.
She is not a dunderhead and he is not stupid for appointing her.
Quite the opposite on both counts.

This ain’t her/

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 4:23 pm

So the Jurdge in a proper court, with standing, has had a new plethora of documents dumped in at the last minute.
Lots from Shiraz and Brittle-Knees.
But Lehrmann has had a credibility (stop sniggering) hit as well with 7 having tried to cover up their machinations around his interview.

Again: These are out best and brightest, the future pollies of tomorrow in their embryonic form.
What a shower of turds.

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
April 4, 2024 4:29 pm

Just remember all the Higgins shenanigans when the new GG gets sworn in, the one that used to be a staffer for the ALP

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 4:31 pm

Elbow, paging Mr Elbow to the batphone…

If only they had a voice..

Don Dale detention centre in indefinite lockdown after riot and fireThe Northern Territory’s Don Dale youth detention centre remains in indefinite lockdown after a group of inmates set fire to the education centre and climbed the roof as part of a riot.
Police were called to the centre on Wednesday afternoon after reports of smoke billowing from the education facility and 14 children on the roof of the building.
Territory Families chief executive Emma White said the centre would remain in indefinite lockdown until a department investigation was complete.
The NT chief minister Eva Lawler labelled the children “some of the worst-behaved children in the NT”, with charges expected to be laid.

There are a number of young people who have displayed abhorrent behaviour. There will be actions that flow from that.

Graphic footage was shown on ABC TV in 2016 of four detainees being tear-gassed at the facility, leading to the 2017 Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children.
The NT government accepted in full or in principle all recommendations, including the closure of Don Dale. Five years later, the facility remains open and critics say the government is dragging its feet. Lawler said she remains committed to closing the facility.

Delta A
Delta A
April 4, 2024 4:31 pm

The livestream ended 10 mins ago. Court to resume at 10:50 (I think) tomorrow.

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hzhousewife
hzhousewife
April 4, 2024 4:31 pm

Is anyone even allowed to build a simple two or ( heaven forbid ) three bed 1 bath any more, like I grew up in – Mum Dad and four kids?

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 4, 2024 4:33 pm

That poor bugger has come to court for a battle of wits.
Armed.
With a rubber chook.

Clubbing bay seals?

Bob the Boozer
Bob the Boozer
April 4, 2024 4:35 pm

Dover – my replies are going to moderation despite a new name and email address. However comments such as this don’t appear to be.

Hang on, they’re going to moderation as well.

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amortiser
amortiser
April 4, 2024 4:37 pm

I think they have turned the livestream off as an act of mercy. If this was a boxing match, they towel would have been thrown in ages ago and the referee severely criticised for allowing the pummelling to continue.

I have noted that there has been no objection from 10s counsel about the progress of the cross examination. This guy may not be lying he was just too pissed to remember anything. I know, I know, I’m being too charitable.

Rabz
April 4, 2024 4:38 pm

Armed.

With a rubber chook.

No frozen ducks available?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 4:45 pm

Bwah ha ha ha.
Auerbach told his psych he had “cut back” to 30 drinks a day (27 per day on a golf trip to Tassie).
27 … a very precise number for someone who has cut back to a slab a day.
(I don’t think he drinks slabs, BTW).

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 4:48 pm

Frollicking One @ 04:54pm

Again: These are out best and brightest, the future pollies of tomorrow in their embryonic form.
What a shower of turds.

But at least these frauds are being exposed. And also the MSM when you see a fraud and liar like the former CH7 employee.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 4, 2024 4:49 pm

Rabz
 April 4, 2024 4:38 pm

Armed.

With a rubber chook.

No frozen ducks available?

In the first 5 minutes the chook had been thoroughly inserted, rotated and jackhammered up his own backside.
Like pitting jeb “pocket Turtles” Bush against Trump, horrifyingly like a small boy with a magnifying glass and and ant hill.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 4:53 pm

Hell hath no fury like a poncy TV producer scorned.
The key point for me was Lee telling him to produce documents he claims to have to his solicitor overnight.
Be prepared for another “dog ate my homework” moment tomorrow morning.
“I thought I had it … I mean, I distinctly remember seeing it … on someone’s phone or computer … or maybe I deleted it …”

Jock
Jock
April 4, 2024 5:01 pm

You could tell that Taylor A was a little “off the planet’” but insisted on his revenge on 7. Did he have no one who could advise him that all this would make him unemployable?? 15 minutes of fame while he is humiliated and made to look like a goose?? Revenge is best served cold. Certainly not in the hot room of a court where you yourself are the centre of the shit fight. I have difficulty believing anyone would put themselves in this position, but maybe some people are dazzled by the prospect of fame and being on Telly?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 5:08 pm

I think Justice Lee pulled the pin on proceedings because he was fed up with the blatant lies

CH10 bringing this cokehead to support their case for damages mitigation and to damage CH7 as a bit of spite is going to backfire.

Play resumes tomorrow – can CH10 keep him off the coke/meth for the day? Will court staff have to link a hose to satisfy his need for water?

Another day to hammer the popcorn!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 4, 2024 5:13 pm

The judge is likely to be pissed about lack of evidence as it most likely appears and the lawyer allowing some dickwit on the stand not producing it and wasting the courts time resulting in higher damages. If this is what happens can 10 make claims on her professional indemnity? A future in conveyancing looks to be on the horizon.

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
April 4, 2024 5:14 pm

Oh no, another character I’ll have to put in the BreBru’n the Musical. Taylor Auerbach……maybe I could get a celebrity to play his role. What’s Rodney Adler up to these days?

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 5:15 pm

I often look at Bowen and think no one could be that stupid. If that is true, then the only alternative is calculated malice.

There is a third possibility, calli: self-interest.

With the exception of Dreyfus, who was a better than average barrister, Albanese and his cabinet are third-rate Labor hacks who’d be out of their depth in a city council meeting. None of them could command the salary, perks & super they now receive if they’d pursued careers in the private sector.

Having reached the pinnacle of the greasy pole not one among them is principled enough to question the progressive agenda and put the country before themselves because that would mean going to the back bench and ultimately foregoing pre-selection. They’ll happily stay on the gravy train and leave the mess for others to clean up, if that’s possible in the case of Bowen’s portfolio.

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m0nty
m0nty
April 4, 2024 5:21 pm

Trump Media & Technology Group, which trades under the ticker DJT, slipped on Wednesday to below $50 per share, extending a steep decline this week that pulled the stock down from its high near $80 and erased more than $2 billion of market value.

Trump Media is the most “shorted” special purpose acquisition vehicle in the country, according to the financial data company S3 Partners. Short-sellers bet that the price of a stock will fall. They do that by borrowing shares of a company and selling them into the market, hoping to buy them back later at a lower price, before returning the shares to the lender and pocketing the difference as profit.

The demand to short Trump Media, the parent company of the social media platform Truth Social, is so great that stock lenders can charge enormous fees, making it hard for short-sellers to turn a profit unless the shares fall significantly. Still, there is a lot of interest in taking the bet.

LOL.

Gilas
Gilas
April 4, 2024 5:21 pm

Take-aways from today’s FCA hearing with Lee J (Brucie in the audience, somewhat slimmer but most likely just as stupid).

1) Auerbach is the new standard for a suicide bomber who doesn’t use esplosives. Doing remarkable work in life-long career suicide.
Clear sociopathic traits in full view.

2) Brucie comes off, once again, as an uncontrolled hedonist with a severe deficit in judging the character of people around him.
Able to create mortal enemies in a single meeting.

Hard to see how the new evidence will NOT make Lee J take a much dimmer view of the 4-eyed oaf.
His future net-worth took a real hit today, methinks.

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 5:22 pm

So let’s get this straight: 100% of the Australian news media, including sacked Network 7 shitkicker Taylor Auerbach, were united in 2022 in atttempting to bring down the LNP government — an endeavor in which they were successful because they no longer see themselves as the eyes and ears of the Australian public.

It’s taking a while for the public to catch up with the way the Australian media is playing them.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 4, 2024 5:25 pm

With the exception of Dreyfus, who was a better than average barrister,

You’ve got to be kidding Roger.

The bloke is a far left imbecile who’s never had any experience of life outside of politics.

He has no fukcing idea

JC
JC
April 4, 2024 5:33 pm

Fatboy, if you don’t like the stock, then short it. It’s the most shorted stock around so you’re in good company. However, I caution you that recently, a very shorted stock made rich people less rich and some quite poor.

If Trump wins the election, this stock could go to over 100 bucks a share. Take the bet.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 5:35 pm

It’s taking a while for the public to catch up with the way the Australian media is playing them.

Given the cost of living/housing/health care crises, I’d say that’s fairly high up on the hierarchy of needs atm.

Most people’s interest in politics presently only extends to how the government is addressing those three basic issues. And Albanese isn’t getting a ringing endorsement from them.

KevinM
KevinM
April 4, 2024 5:36 pm

JohnJJJ
April 4, 2024 5:14 pm

. What’s Rodney Adler up to these days?

Linky,

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 5:39 pm

Llewellyn ‘verbal approval’ for Lehrmann payment
Taylor Auerbach has admitted he did not see any receipts showing Seven paid Bruce Lehrmann a per diem to reimburse him for illicit drugs and prostitutes.
However, he has maintained that Mr Lehrmann issued the network an invoice for payment for the activities.
“I only saw the invoice, I didn’t see the payment received,” Mr Auerbach said.
He told the court Spotlight executive producer Mark Llewellyn gave “verbal approval” for a Seven accounts manager to satisfy Mr Lehrmann’s invoice.
Mr Lehrmann’s barrister Matthew Richardson SC put to Mr Auerbach that he “never saw any such document that went into Channel Seven or came out of Channel Seven”.
Mr Auerbach disagreed.

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 5:43 pm

Today’s display made Taylor more unemployable than Andrew O’Keefe.

Lysander
Lysander
April 4, 2024 5:50 pm

Having just seen that Michael Smith News has posted a copy of Taylor’s restaurant receipt; it would appear the (2kg) steak that cost $361 was for three/four people. Taylor admitted three/four were present and I doubt the other two were eating the carrot and potatoes ordered on the receipt.

Delta A
Delta A
April 4, 2024 5:52 pm

I have difficulty believing anyone would put themselves in this position.

Poor Taylor learnt several valuable lessons this afternoon, chief among which was: never over-estimate the ability of a 19 yo wannabe to hoodwink mature, heard-it-all counsellors.

Jock
Jock
April 4, 2024 5:56 pm

Zulu. You are correct. As an old corporate finance type, nothing is paid without signed authorisation. Seven like all listed corporates has rigorous systems to ensure all payments are proper. There is also the matter of internal and external audit. There is no way something is paid on verbal authorisation.

Tom
Tom
April 4, 2024 5:59 pm

Like NSW premier Chris Minns, SA premier Peter Malinauskas is one of Labor’s useful idiots who allow the radical left to acquire political power and set about destroying the foundations if our civilisation.

It’s a political  formula: the “moderates” are the front for the ALP’s political radicals who end up running the joint.

Whenever you elect a Labor government, you elect radicals hellbent on a political revolution. Thanks to Paul Keating’s compulsory superannuation, Australian trade unions no longer need members or cash flow.

Labor governments now elect slick frontmen like Minns and Malinauskus to gloss over the agenda of the radicals who actually run the joint.

A vote for Labor is a vote for radicalism.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 6:13 pm

You’ve got to be kidding Roger.

The bloke is a far left imbecile who’s never had any experience of life outside of politics.

I’m afraid you’re mistaken there, Toad.
I detest his politics, but he had a successful career as a barrister winning cases in several areas of the law before entering parliament.
Compared to others in Albanese’s cabinet, he does stand out in that regard.
(Iirc, someone on the Cat even employed him!)

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 6:15 pm

Wow that Mostyn really is an abomination. A canbra abomination.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 6:15 pm

Barking Toad

 April 4, 2024 5:08 pm

I think Justice Lee pulled the pin on proceedings because he was fed up with the blatant lies

CH10 bringing this cokehead to support their case for damages mitigation and to damage CH7 as a bit of spite is going to backfire.

I agree with Ranga’s later comment. I initially thought this might mitigate damages payable by Ten. However, I now think the inclusion of irrelevant stuff about hookers and coke might just be seen as more defamation heaped on top, which means higher damages.

Play resumes tomorrow – can CH10 keep him off the coke/meth for the day?

An acquaintance was involved in the Whitely divorce case back in the 90’s. When it came time to call Brett to the stand, none of the assembled legal eagles wanted to go fetch him out of the toilet, for fear of what they might see, and then have to face awkward questions about putting someone on the stand they knew to be (ahem) “impaired”.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 6:17 pm

Mostyn reminds me of that Magda Whats-her-name

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 6:28 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

 April 4, 2024 5:39 pm

Llewellyn ‘verbal approval’ for Lehrmann payment

Taylor Auerbach has admitted he did not see any receipts showing Seven paid Bruce Lehrmann a per diem to reimburse him for illicit drugs and prostitutes

And Justice Lee very pointedly asked the coke-head if he had seen actual documentary evidence as distinct from heard something verbally.
I strongly believe the Seven Amex was used for all sorts of nefarious activities, which may or may not have involved Brucey.
I think you can file today away under “G” for “Giving everyone their day in court”, but will not shift the needle much in terms of the final outcome.
Although I will have the popcorn ready to go at 10:15 in the morning.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 4, 2024 6:32 pm

Following on with today’s theme of bullshit stories (the Tele):

From the outset it looked like an open and shut case of a middle aged service station manager taking advantage of a drunken teenager less than half his age.

But thanks to the recovery of lost CCTV footage the service station manager has avoided a criminal conviction while the young femme fatale is facing jail.

Whoopsie:

The woman, 19, faced Wyong Local Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to police with the intent of subjecting another person to an investigation.

An agreed set of facts states the teenager had been at a Halloween party on October 30, 2022, when she was dropped off by a party bus at Blue Haven.

Having drunk “half a bottle of vodka” she was heavily intoxicated and set off walking towards Doyalson when she noticed her mobile phone battery was nearly flat.

So far, so average:

She stopped at the Metro service station on the Pacific Highway about 4am and asked if the attendant could charge it for her before using the toilet.

Mmmhmm:

She would later tell police the then 42-year-old manager invited her into the back storeroom where they sat down and he started touching her legs, waist and thighs before another customer came in and he had to serve at the counter.

She told police she grabbed her phone, went into the bathroom and called her mother “in distress”.

The then 18-year-old reported the matter to Toukley police the following day with police visiting the service station where they obtained CCTV showing the pair going into the storeroom together.

Nasty man. Nasty!

The man was charged with sexual touching and released on bail.

….

All along he maintained he was innocent and that she came onto him but the CCTV camera from inside the storeroom — which would have proved his innocence — was either not working or the footage was lost before it could be recovered.

Luckily in the interim he managed to recover the storeroom footage and the charge was withdrawn and dismissed.

And then:

Having viewed the missing CCTV footage police then dragged the woman in for a “please explain” and she maintained the signed statements she gave the day after the incident, and again a month later, were “correct recollections”.

The facts state that was until they played the missing CCTV which showed her “mount the [man’s] lap and proceed to dry hump and thrust against his body”.

The footage showed the woman was the amorous one who grabbed hold of the back of his neck, kissed him passionately and “continued to latch on and not let go” for about 10 minutes as he tried to wriggle out from under her.

Metoo!

When he eventually managed to escape to the front counter, the footage showed she “gets up, readjusts her skirt and smiles” before calmly collecting her mobile phone and goes to the bathroom.

Metoo Metoo!

On Thursday her Legal Aid solicitor told the court the woman was “heavily intoxicated” and meant no “ill will” in making the false report, which was “more of a mistake”.

However Magistrate Robert Munro said the man was charged as a result, put on bail conditions for a year and no doubt “subjected to public humiliation”.

Please, please let this tart be thrown in the bin.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 6:36 pm

Disgusting, low life slag

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 6:39 pm

Honestly, unless Lehrrman has previously given evidence on the matter, $361 steaks, hookers and coke are irrelevant to the case at hand.
He has testified that Seven paid his accommodation for twelve months.
He has denied the hooker and coke thing, and it would be no biggy to now admit that Seven picked up the odd bar and restaurant tab.
He has admitted the substance of the relationship … that it was a paid interview.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 6:42 pm

The key takeaway from today was how Lee commented on the volume of new material (all the text messages) that were going into the chronology.
He even made the pointed comment to Channel 10’s SC “they’re all in!”.
These are messages that BH said were gone from a long ago phone.
This will shred her credibility further.

BL has zero credibility.
Last week Lee was referencing case law were a successful applicant received “a tuppance” in damages.

My view currently.
BH wins but only is awarded costs.
Ten & Lisa lose.

And fun fact, not a single journo on the Channel 10 side were union members.
Lee was referencing their code of conduct this morning wanting to know which of them were union members.
He’s not doing that for no reason.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 6:43 pm
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feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 6:49 pm

Whoops.
BL wins.

Crossie
Crossie
April 4, 2024 6:51 pm

Labor governments now elect slick frontmen like Minns and Malinauskus to gloss over the agenda of the radicals who actually run the joint.

A vote for Labor is a vote for radicalism.

Tom, they also lie about everything. Remember Rudd in the run-up to the 2007 election when he pretended to be #MeToo for everything that John Howard campaigned on. Rudd gave the impression that things will still be the same after the election just different people running the government and then he set out to change everything. I well remember the 2020 summit and all those reams of butcher’s paper.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
April 4, 2024 6:57 pm

Please, please let this tart be thrown in the bin.

KD – I hope the cow gets the max he could have gotten + 12 months

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 7:04 pm

I well remember the 2020 summit and all those reams of butcher’s paper.

And all those so called ‘Celebrities’ doing the ‘Vision Thing’. FFS.

It all went no where.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 4, 2024 7:11 pm

Albo gets his polished jackboots on, again.

‘This is against humanitarian law’: Anthony Albanese rebukes IDF after death of Zomi Frankcom and six other aid workers in Gaza (Sky News, 4 Apr)

This is so easy. All I have to do is ask what is DFAT’s instructions regarding travel to Gaza, which happens to be an active battlefield in a nasty war.

If DFAT is telling Australians don’t go there then the lady who was killed had exactly zero business being there. Therefore her death is on her own silly head. Her choice, her fate.

If DFAT isn’t telling Aussies don’t go there they’d be in dereliction of their duty.

Either way Albo is just going for the easy antisemitic option to curry favour with Lakemba et al. He’s a nasty piece of work.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 4, 2024 7:35 pm

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2024/04/the-case-against-administrative-law.php
Every day the news brings word of edicts handed down from on high by rulers whose names we have never heard of or voted for. I mean the heads of the various administrative agencies that control every corner of our lives.
Administrative law is not an inherently interesting subject. You may not be interested in administrative law, but administrative law is interested in you. William F. Buckley, Jr. used to say that “a liberal is someone who is determined to reach into your shower and adjust the water temperature for you.” That was in the good old days, when we thought the threat was subject to direct political control. What once was a jape is now the law. Since Buckley spoke federal regulators have extended their hands into every aspect of the home bathroom, including toilets and, yes, shower heads.

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Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 7:40 pm
cohenite
April 4, 2024 7:42 pm

‘This is against humanitarian law’: Anthony Albanese rebukes IDF after death of Zomi Frankcom and six other aid workers in Gaza (Sky News, 4 Apr)

It is however, consistent with the Geneva Convention and hospitals, schools and even Aid convoys cease to be protected under Article 18 if they are used as a military base to launch attacks. Hamas and other islamic scum have been doing this for yonks; they do their best work behind women, children and the sick.

If Zomi and the rest of the convoy had hamas on board the attack was legitimate. If not it was a mistake exacerbated by her being there against what should have been advice from a reasonable government.

Rub and tug’s government is not reasonable. Hamas committed 1400 war crimes on Oct 7 and continues to commit them by holding the poor bloody hostages. Rub and tug and his foreign bitch have said nothing about that. They both should be nuked.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 4, 2024 7:49 pm

Battle of Wills: Greens’ pro-Palestinian plan to grab prize Labor seatBy Paul Sakkal and Broede CarmodyApril 4, 2024 — 6.15pm

Listen to this article
4 min
The Greens will seek to unite conservative Muslim voters with young progressives to take a key Melbourne seat off Labor, in a high-profile electoral contest testing the implications of the Albanese government’s nuanced position on the war in Gaza.
In a sign of the minor party’s focus on the seat of Wills, Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam announced on Thursday she wanted to quit state politics to run for preselection in the inner-northern seat, which is the epicentre of Melbourne’s large pro-Palestine protest movement.

Labor member Peter Khalil, chair of the influential security and intelligence committee, has been repeatedly targeted by pro-Palestine protesters as he works to defend the seat he holds on a margin of 8.5 per cent.
“Peter Khalil and Labor have failed renters, failed people who are trying to buy their first home, and failed to condemn the state of Israel’s invasion of Gaza,” Greens leader Adam Bandt said.
“The people of Wills are progressive and compassionate, but their values are being betrayed by a Labor Party approving new coal and gas projects and backing the invasion of Gaza.”
As the death toll in Gaza has risen, Labor’s calls for restraint have become stronger and Australia broke with the US in December to vote at the United Nations for an immediate ceasefire.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said too many civilians are dying and Foreign Minister Penny Wong has argued Israel’s international reputation is being damaged by their attacks.
While a redistribution later this year may substantially affect the seat, several Labor sources said the electorate is the most at-risk to a Greens challenge in Melbourne. Once held by Bob Hawke, Wills contains the progressive enclave of Brunswick in its south and working-class migrant suburbs Glenroy and Fawkner in the north.
Before the October 7 Hamas attacks upended political debate, Labor worried most about losing Macnamara to the Greens, but the electorate’s large Jewish population is unlikely to back the pro-Palestinian party.
The Greens now hope the more than 10 per cent of Wills voters who are Muslim will be swayed by the party’s stance against the war which has killed more than 32,000 people in Gaza, according to the strip’s Hamas-run health authorities.

cohenite
April 4, 2024 7:49 pm

Indolent
 April 4, 2024 7:39 pm

Letitia James’s Offensive Against VDARE is Harrowing for Free Speech 

Indolent
 April 4, 2024 7:42 pm

Wife of Judge In Trump ‘Hush Money’ Trial Worked for AG Letitia James

FMD this fat, evil kunt needs to be nuked. But like I say you have to admire the left; they are implacable while the conservatives are sipping tea and pip fuking pipping.

billie
billie
April 4, 2024 7:56 pm

Zomi gets a Darwin Award at least.

Harsh, sure, but going into a war zone is really stupid.

Indolent
Indolent
April 4, 2024 7:57 pm

Malcolm Roberts does not hold back.

One Nation is Proud to be a Populist Party

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 4, 2024 8:05 pm

Rub and tug’s government is not reasonable. Hamas committed 1400 war crimes on Oct 7 and continues to commit them by holding the poor bloody hostages. Rub and tug and his foreign bitch have said nothing about that. They both should be nuked.

NO. Feed them to the sharks and then post the video on the Internet.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 4, 2024 8:07 pm

bern at 6:42

These are messages that BH said were gone from a long ago phone.

This will shred her credibility further.

Quite so.

BL has zero credibility.

None of them do.

Last week Lee was referencing case law were a successful applicant received “a tuppance” in damages.

Honestly, I think he was just paraphrasing the Ten lawyer, not expressing a view as to which way he was leaning.

My view currently.

BH wins but only is awarded costs.

Ten & Lisa lose.

Given the reckless way Ten slanted the story, gave Lehrrman almost no opportunity to respond and effectively outed his identity, I don’t see how there won’t be damages awarded. I think today’s shenanigans will only exercerbate that.

And fun fact, not a single journo on the Channel 10 side were union members.

Lee was referencing their code of conduct this morning wanting to know which of them were union members.

He’s not doing that for no reason.

I didn’t hear that piece.
Yes, that tells you what a dim view he has of Toad, Llewellyn & co.

Roger
Roger
April 4, 2024 8:10 pm

In a sign of the minor party’s focus on the seat of Wills, Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam announced on Thursday she wanted to quit state politics to run for preselection in the inner-northern seat, which is the epicentre of Melbourne’s large pro-Palestine protest movement.

Yet only 14 months ago she wanted to serve the people of VIC in their upper house for a term of four years.

I’m calling it…she’s a political tart.

JC
JC
April 4, 2024 8:14 pm

Here’s her CV, Cronkite.

Not the brightest spark. Howard university is basically for black dumbos.

Letitia Ann James (born October 18, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician serving since 2019 as the Attorney General of New York (NYAG), having won the 2018 election to succeed Barbara Underwood. A member of the Democratic Party, James is the first African American and first woman to be elected New York Attorney General.[1][2]

Born and raised in Brooklyn, James graduated from Lehman College in The Bronx before obtaining her Juris Doctor degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She worked as a public defender, then on staff in the New York State Assembly, and later as a New York State Assistant Attorney General in the Brooklyn regional office.

James served as a member of the New York City Council from 2004 to 2013. She represented the 35th district, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford–Stuyvesant. James chaired the committees on economic development and sanitation and served on several others. From 2013 to 2018, she was the New York City Public Advocate, making her the first African-American woman to be elected to and hold citywide office in New York City.[3]

James was briefly a candidate in the 2022 New York gubernatorial election, but suspended her campaign in December 2021, opting to instead run for reelection as Attorney General.

Early life and education

Letitia Ann James was born on October 18, 1958, in Brooklyn, New York.[4][5][6] She is one of eight children born to Nellie James (b. 1919, Martinsville, Virginia)[7] and Robert James.[8] She attended New York City public schools. Raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, she attended Fort Hamilton High School in nearby Bay Ridge.[9] She received her Bachelor of Arts from the City University of New York‘s Lehman College in 1981, majoring in liberal arts with an emphasis in social work.[10][9]

James received her Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1987,[11] and was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1989.[12][13] As of 2013, James was enrolled at Columbia University‘s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, where she was working towards a Master of Public Administration degree.[14]

All you need to do is demonstrate proof of life to attend CUNY.

Howard university entrance requirement.

Students that get into Howard University have an SAT score between 1060–1270* or an ACT score of 20–26*

The SAT means you’re at the bottom 25%.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 4, 2024 8:17 pm

You’re too polite Roger. Marxist hater for starters I’d say.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 8:21 pm

Ok.
Maybe BL gets a 100k.

Muddy
Muddy
April 4, 2024 8:26 pm

That the Year Zero Party continues to be regarded as a viable political option – after how many decades? – demonstrates how utterly incompetent the faux conservative parties have been. Do the latter actually give a faecal shadow though? One doubts it. One also doubts they’d be able to crack an egg by themselves, let alone hunt and metaphorically ‘kill’ a political adversary. (Assuming they regard the Zeros as adversaries?).

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 8:27 pm

Re the Al Muderis defamation case.
Of all the doctors, surgeons, experts that I have seen during this case Stephen Ruff from RNSH seems like the only one I’d let near me with a scalpel.

They all appear to have God complexes.

cohenite
April 4, 2024 8:34 pm

JC
 April 4, 2024 8:14 pm

Here’s her CV, Cronkite.
Not the brightest spark. Howard university is basically for black dumbos.

Apparently she’s had an abortion; which means someone fuked her. Just when you think humanity could not sink any lower…

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 8:36 pm

Today, Ruff lifted the skirt on how surgeries are allocated the public system in NSW.
It wasn’t pretty.

He was a trauma surgeon before he went into orthopaedics.
Seemed like his goal in life wasn’t to do knee replacements two days a week like some of the others.

Delta A
Delta A
April 4, 2024 8:38 pm

Is there any way that this last ‘evidence’ might segue into a review of Higgins’ $2.4 mil victim payout?

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 4, 2024 8:44 pm

Hey DB, where’s my avatar?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 4, 2024 8:45 pm

Time will tell Delta.
There are applications for different batches of texts from various parties to be redacted before they are released.
Lee has been decent in that regard.

It will be hard for a text to be sitting on the Federal Court website that shows BH saying something really dodgy and the Federal ICAC not including it in its current investigation.

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