Open Thread – Thurs 11 April 2024


The Pork Butcher, Camille Pissarro, 1883

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Roger
Roger
April 12, 2024 5:34 pm

Theatrical people should be careful what they wish for, their profession isn’t a popular one in the ME.

‘Actors are generally stupid people…’

Anthony Hopkins, when asked why he doesn’t publicly comment on political issues.

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Muddy
Muddy
April 12, 2024 5:35 pm

There’s no reason why the P.M. cannot go to Lae in Papua New Guinea for Anzac Day. There’s an international airport at Nadzab (though a rough ride between there and Lae), we have a High Commission in Lae, and the war cemetery was maintained very respectably the last time I saw it (which admittedly, was about a decade ago). We also have a small contingent of ADF at IGAM Barracks which could be utilised for ceremonial purposes.

Lae was an important base, both for the Japanese, and then for the Australians and Americans from late 1943 onwards.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 12, 2024 5:37 pm

Jim Chalmers’ hand-picked chair of the Productivity Commission has warned Labor’s Future Made in Australia

This “Future Made in Australia” thing sounds a bit like it might be inspired by “We Make Nafink” philosophy.

Roger
Roger
April 12, 2024 5:43 pm

There’s no reason why the P.M. cannot go to Lae in Papua New Guinea for Anzac Day.

Privately, sure.

But it’s not part of his brief to represent the nation abroad at commemorative events.

That’s in the G-G’s remit.

At the very least, if cameras are going to be present, Albanese should invite Dutton. Using such an occasion for party political or personal political advantage is obnoxious and insulting to the memory of those who served.

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rosie
rosie
April 12, 2024 5:48 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 12, 2024 6:11 pm

170 officers from the rank of Colonel upwards, will no longer be advanced in time

Muddy

From what I know as an Army brat getting to Major or Sergeant is easy in an arms corp in our army. WO2 up and Major up used to be a bit more selective and less time based especially for officers, SNCO’s less so.

Not all Majors will get sub unit command, even less will get unit command then above that commanding a Brigade & Division are even more elusive.

Will pass on to a mate who knows more than I to see what he has heard.

Baba
Baba
April 12, 2024 6:16 pm

rosie

 April 12, 2024 5:48 pm

Indigenous Christian responds to Tucker’s claims.

It’s the internet. You can always find someone to say almost anything.

It’s meaningless.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 12, 2024 6:41 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 12, 2024 6:48 pm

As to the Hokey Pokey – Wat’ Baat’ the Conga –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V6N4elMVX4

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Indolent
Indolent
April 12, 2024 6:57 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
April 12, 2024 7:33 pm

The Biggest problem is Guv’ment Red and Green Tape

Don’t forget Black Tape. The Whale Spirits are among us, well perhaps the greedy slags who wish to shut down industry.
How this shit can be even considered in a court is beyond me.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 12, 2024 7:40 pm

The Daily Telegraph has short videos but can’t link them here.
However the title of one of those is Middle East becoming this generation’s Vietnam.
So says Joe Hildebrand. If I can somehow link it I shall.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 12, 2024 7:58 pm

Well, “Slainte” to all you mob.

Mme Zulu’s latest test results are back, and they are all negative. For the first time, in two years, there are no appointment letters stuck to the fridge. We are opening the (good) champagne.

Cats will do me the courtesy of ignoring any incoherent transmissions from this call sign..

Anders
Anders
April 12, 2024 8:17 pm

Under proposed changes South Australia is moving to drop mandatory covid vaccination for healthcare workers – it would be the first state to do so. BUT workers have to sign a form stating they agree the covid vaccine is beneficial but they are willing to forgo those wondrous benefits. “We’ll graciously allow you to return to work so long as you sign this form saying we were right and you’re wrong”.

The change would mean approximately 250 health workers who were terminated for their refusal to be vaccinated could be reinstated. 

“This hasn’t been done from a sort of need to bring in that workforce, this has been done from a review of the evidence,” SA Health Minister Chris Picton said.

I guess that’s a reluctant admission that the evidence is natural immunity is the equivalent of – in fact better – than the vaccine. There was never any need to bully and coerce people into taking a vaccine using experimental mRNA technology.

KevinM
KevinM
April 12, 2024 8:29 pm

Black Ball
April 12, 2024 7:33 pm

The Biggest problem is Guv’ment Red and Green Tape

Don’t forget Black Tape. The Whale Spirits are among us, well perhaps the greedy slags who wish to shut down industry.

How this shit can be even considered in a court is beyond me.

Too few like you, and too many of the others.

Jock
Jock
April 12, 2024 8:39 pm

Swan has the cheek to take a swipe at the head of ther Productivity Commission. Let me be Frank. the lowest ranked economist at the Productivity Commission is more able to comment on Albos new “inflation Reduction Act” than Swan. I know Swan is allegedly a “professor” at some University but he definitely did a “body swerve” when it came to economics.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 12, 2024 8:45 pm

Wayne Swan BA (Hons) is another example of what is wrong with politics and the academy in this country. That delusional piece of trash needs to be put in its place. The place of a useless tenth rate intellect who has never had a real job. Sadly that’s a requirement for membership of the political class.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 12, 2024 8:47 pm

So Swan’s a perfesser now? Gawd.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 12, 2024 9:05 pm

OJ Simpson brown bread.
I wonder if he’ll fit in the coffin.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 12, 2024 9:10 pm

Mentioned today Swan had a chop at Dai Le who has actual experience in the private sector, even though limited and I suspect being Viet would have an innate mercantilist bent anyway. As for Swan, he has none pre Parliament and I don’t count his post Parliament history, like Moyston he’s not on Boards for his knowledge or nous.

RGR produced some of the smarmiest ignoramuses I have ever seen. Conroy is another. They showboat around thinking they kicked goals but take away the media fluffers were really bereft of even the most basic substance or any tangible real time results except failure.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 12, 2024 9:10 pm

Reading David Reynolds new book “Mirrors Of Greatness: Churchill and the Leaders Who Shaped Him.” Good reading.

From the chapter on Lloyd George –

“His steering gear is too weak for his horsepower.” Lloyd George on Churchill, March 1916.

It was sometimes said that “Lloyd George was born a cad, and never forgot it. Churchill was born a gentleman and never remembered it.” Page 37.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 12, 2024 9:11 pm

ZK2A @07:58pm

Good news.

You and the bride – get fcuking very untidy.

KevinM
KevinM
April 12, 2024 9:42 pm

Interesting read at CL’s, Reluctant Capitulation thread.

Many commenters have a hazy memory of what they said and did at the time of the “pandemic” and now recall only the parts that puts them in a good light.

And LOL to Lizzy, she was so restrained since she started posting on CL’s blog, never talked about herself, not much anyway.
Sticking to topics only, but alas, she couldn’t keep it up.

Back to the all powerful all helping matriarch of the clan, that without her would fall apart.
Wonder what happens if … hope she’ll be around for a long time.
Not to mention lending her wast experience as an epidemiologist to the cause.

Indolent
Indolent
April 12, 2024 9:50 pm
Indolent
Indolent
April 12, 2024 9:55 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
April 12, 2024 9:59 pm

Essendon giving their fans false hope over thrashing a side that is fighting for ninth along with them. Very underwhelming match.

JC
JC
April 12, 2024 10:00 pm

You know, the only issue that the Demonrat Party seems to be running on—aside from lying and hiding/lying about its cruel, destructive policies—is abortion. It has nothing else.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 12, 2024 10:05 pm

Re: the “Indigenous Christian” – Hebrew wasn’t the language of Jesus Christ.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 12, 2024 10:09 pm

Essendon giving their fans false hope over thrashing a side that is fighting for ninth along with them

Yep. False hope all over the place.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 12, 2024 10:26 pm

Re: the “Indigenous Christian” – Hebrew wasn’t the language of Jesus Christ.

He said nothing abour Hebrew. He said he spoke Aramaic

JC
JC
April 12, 2024 10:33 pm

Nice rant Miltonf. Shane Wand (world’s greatest fiance minster) should be deported to Manus Island and never allowed to return to the mainland.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 12, 2024 10:36 pm

Mark Dice:

Why They Love Him and What It Means for America ( OJ )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4h9CycWPio

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 12, 2024 10:53 pm

Repeat.

I’m so looking forward to the boat load of Aussie cars heading over there. They’ll run amok and of course provide a spark to the Americans.

I give it 5 years and they will start to challenge us. I foresee them sending cars over for the Summernats.

Good times to be had by all.

Things are starting to get SERIOUS! Cleetus Burnout Rivals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g35UNbVf6Y

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 12, 2024 10:55 pm

He said nothing abour Hebrew. He said he spoke Aramaic

No he didn’t.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 12, 2024 11:51 pm

This event has seen a Nitro Funny Car go 341mph! @1000ft! … Insane! I’ll post it soon.

Here, we watch Clay vs Garret. Ruby shuts down because of the vibrations from the Top Fuel Car. ( :

Good fun had by all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P514N4_yy-c

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 9:39 am

Oops

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