Open Thread – Mon 22 April 2024


The Gardeners, Gustave Caillebotte, 1877

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Pogria
Pogria
April 22, 2024 6:34 pm

Watching Credlin whilst making dinner, they had a short grab of Anna Blight spruiking.
The ugly old bat has had a facelift.
Seriously, picture a completely spherical, puffy and unlined Bert Newton look-a-like, and you have a vision of the the Great Australian Blight.
I hope to Cripes we didn’t pay for that yank-and-crank.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 6:39 pm

Windmills and solar panels and grid batteries are far away and incomprehensible but driving behind a virtuous Tesla emitting clouds of smug is real to the ordinary punter in their fifteen year old Mazda.

My 2001 Mazda MX5 is still going strong. The only problem is the nut behind the wheel………..LOL

My Daughter is now driving it………………Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Just joking.

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Roger
Roger
April 22, 2024 6:41 pm

Watching Credlin whilst making dinner, they had a short grab of Anna Blight spruiking.

I hear she now lives on Sydney’s lower north shore.

The workers’ movement has certainly been good for her.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 22, 2024 6:42 pm

There’re are lots of good places on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that you could put an SMR. Plenty of cooling water!

You could even use that fountain thingie to help with the cooling requirements. And the SMR could power Parliament House with zero emissions electricity. That would be awesome, and the ACT government could hardly complain since they have a zero emissions energy policy. Win win!

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 22, 2024 6:42 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 6:47 pm

Anna Blight spruiking.

I hear she now lives on Sydney’s lower north shore.
The workers’ movement has certainly been good to her.

That’s the Banksters for yer’

Follow the Money and the Honey. But in her case, she is no honey.

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Roger
Roger
April 22, 2024 6:48 pm

Elon Musk mocked as an ‘egotistical billionaire’ by Tanya Plibersek

This appears to be Labor’s talking point for the week.

No wonder they’re slipping in the polls.

It’s not even on the average Aussie’s radar.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 22, 2024 6:48 pm

Furthermore the desperate nature of the climate crisis is such that state governments are having to fast-track legislate clean energy projects despite the opposition of the local people affected by them.

So Dutton could declare a climate emergency and immediately commence construction of the Canberra SMR. Then ones in Manly (Teal), Woolongong (Labor), Newcastle (Labor) and on the Yarra River somewhere since it doesn’t much matter where, Melbourne being the way it is.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 6:50 pm

Never ever Give Up. So said Winston Churchill

What Churchill actually said:

We will eat kippers in France
We will eat kippers on the seas and oceans
We will wear knotted hankies on our heads on the landing grounds
We shall never surrender,
As long there are other nations to save us.

ArthurB
ArthurB
April 22, 2024 6:58 pm

My experience with bureaucracy (the Pom, not the Oz). I lived and worked in Blighty for some years, paid the compulsory something or other that would go towards a pension when I reached retiring age. When I tried to apply, I encountered all sorts of problems, what with websites that crashed etc. On the last attempt I made, the Poms wanted me to fill in a form online, and asked for the serial number of my UK passport, and of my UK driving licence, and gave an email address for queries. I don’t have either of the above, so I sent off an email asking for advice. The reply – which, I think, was produced by a bot or an illiterate Pom – was: please enter the serial numbers of my UK passport and UK driving licence. I gave up.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 22, 2024 7:03 pm

Israeli intelligence chief resigns over October 7 failures
The Israeli military says the head of its intelligence corps has resigned over the failures surrounding Hamas’ unprecedented October 7 attack, which broke through Israel’s vaunted defenses.

Aharon Haliva, the head of Israel’s military intelligence, becomes the first senior Israeli figure to step down over Hamas’ attack.

The attack killed 1200 people, mostly civilians, with roughly 250 more taken captive, and sparked the six-month-long war against Hamas in Gaza.

Haliva said shortly after the attack in October that he shouldered the blame for not preventing the assault.
The Israeli military said in a statement that the chief of staff accepted Haliva’s request to resign and thanked him for his service.
Haliva, as well as other military and security leaders, were widely expected to resign in response to the glaring failures that led up to Oct. 7 and those that made it such a devastating attack.
But the timing of the resignations is unclear because Israel is still fighting Hamas in Gaza and battling the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the north. Tensions with Iran are also at a high following attacks between the two enemies.
While Haliva and others have accepted blame for failing to stop the attack, others have stopped short, most notably Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has said he will answer tough questions about his role but has not outright acknowledged any responsibility for allowing the attack to unfold.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 22, 2024 7:15 pm

My experience with bureaucracy (the Pom, not the Oz). I lived and worked in Blighty for some years, paid the compulsory something or other that would go towards a pension when I reached retiring age.
If you live in the former colonies, they don’t index the UK pension.
If you live in the USA they do. Go figure.

Pogria
Pogria
April 22, 2024 7:15 pm

Blabbersack is crusading against bad men. Yawn.

She wasn’t clued up when her 15 year old daughter was being knocked about. She recently found out so it’s all systems go, now.

Comments are not kind. Surprise, surprise.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13334305/Tanya-Plibersek-Anna-Coutts-Trotter-abuse-Survivor-Hub.html

Baba
Baba
April 22, 2024 7:15 pm

Netanyahu, who has said he will answer tough questions about his role but has not outright acknowledged any responsibility for allowing the attack to unfold.

Hamas was played. Netanyahu is a genius.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 7:19 pm

Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 6:50 pm

Never ever Give Up. So said Winston Churchill

What Churchill actually said:

LOL. And what the English said before Churchill was born was this –

We will explore the World and spread the word of the English Language so that wankers like Neanderthal Man can make stupid comments on a Blog somewhere down under.

Roger
Roger
April 22, 2024 7:19 pm

I thought the Libs were going after the rustadon Labor working class heartland seats?

As the last election showed, particularly in QLD, the drift of the working class vote rightwards is real.

That’s primarily Labor’s problem, not the Libs, although I have little confidence in the ability of the latter to take full advantage of it.

It’s very likely to manifest itself in western Sydney before long, but for other reasons.

Roger
Roger
April 22, 2024 7:21 pm

Blabbersack is crusading against bad men. Yawn.

A revelation timed to coincide with the latest Newspoll?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 22, 2024 7:27 pm

Watching Credlin whilst making dinner, they had a short grab of Anna Blight spruiking.

Yes, doing well now. I recall a fashion shoot of the lovely Anna some years ago on the front of one of those magazines the papers give away with weekend editions. The handover from Peter Beatty to her was right up there as Labor scene changes go.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 22, 2024 7:29 pm

It really is show biz for ugly people.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 7:30 pm

ArthurB
April 22, 2024 6:58 pm

Why give up so easily? It is all quite simple really. If you did work in Pomgolia you would have paid the National Insurance Stamp (or whatever it is called now) and been given a number. Lost it sonewhere? It is all on record. They will even have your Home Address and work record. FFS.

If you had not met the 10 year ‘thingy’ for the Age Pension then you won’t get it. Simple really. Basic rules.

Get back to OZ and apply here. In fact, get back as an illegal Immigrant and you will get Welfare a House and a Mosque.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 22, 2024 7:30 pm

Why is Greg Sheridan bagging Marjorie Taylor Greene on Bolt’s show?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 22, 2024 7:34 pm

Maybe because she opposes Sheridan’s latest war

cohenite
April 22, 2024 7:34 pm

God I detest greg sheridan; his TDS and smug comments about the great man are infuriating.

Rabz
April 22, 2024 7:38 pm

Why is Greg Sheridan bagging Marjorie Taylor Greene on Bolt’s show?

Let’s not over complicate things. Because he’s an irredeemable imbecile.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 22, 2024 7:47 pm

It looks like the locals have had enough @1:16. Inman’s commentary is pricless.

As for the fat bitch at the end. Suck sh*t.

—-

Steve Inman:

Latest Non-essential Commentary Highlights
https://rumble.com/v4qsvgo-latest-non-essential-commentary-highlights.html

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 22, 2024 7:51 pm

Bruce:

There’re are lots of good places on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that you could put an SMR. Plenty of cooling water!

You could even use that fountain thingie to help with the cooling requirements. 

We can see the fountain thingie from our place on a hill about 15 k’s away. It’s called Captain Cook fountain.

Sooner or later some numptie will campaign to change the name.

MatrixTransform
April 22, 2024 7:52 pm

Rukshan …. you absolute god emperor !!

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Muddy
Muddy
April 22, 2024 7:55 pm

After seven months, the Associated Press continues to lie by omission by not attaching caveats to the data supplied by ‘local health officials’ in Gaza.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 22, 2024 8:02 pm

A ship which defied the terror of the Nazi U-Boats to transport vital resources around Britain has been destroyed and will be replaced with a slavery reflection room.

Of course it has!

Daily Mail

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 8:26 pm

Top Ender
April 22, 2024 7:51 pm

Bruce:
There’re are lots of good places on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that you could put an SMR. Plenty of cooling water!
You could even use that fountain thingie to help with the cooling requirements. 

We can see the fountain thingie from our place on a hill about 15 k’s away. It’s called Captain Cook fountain.
Sooner or later some numptie will campaign to change the name.

It always made me laugh about the Australian American Memorial in Canberra – It looks like Bugs Bunny with those Big Ears –

https://www.nca.gov.au/attractions/australian-american-memorial-and-sir-thomas-blamey-square#

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cohenite
April 22, 2024 8:26 pm

Spoke to my defamation mate today: Lehrmann is a cooked goose; his credibility was shredded. Reynolds and Brown will be joining the toad and maybe other media outlets in claims against briternee.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 8:32 pm

We will explore the World and spread the word of the English Language

Yes. A million times yes. We were then graced with – including, but not limited to:

Carry on up the Khyber
Ooh, it ain’t half hot mum
Ooooh, the kitty did a whoopsie in my beret
I’m freeeeee!
Oooh ahh
Mind mah tea!
I’ll get you Butler….

500 years ago Portugal was a superpower. Now it’s a backwater people escape from.

The poor old Poms are in the same boat. Plus, they haven’t won a war on their own for centuries, and even then they only managed to beat the Sudan, Zanzibar and a bankrupt Argentina.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 8:33 pm

We can see the fountain thingie from our place on a hill about 15 k’s away. It’s called Captain Cook fountain.
Sooner or later some numptie will campaign to change the name.

The numptie will probably try to call it ‘Captain Crook’……….

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 8:47 pm

Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 8:32 pm

LOL – Keep those greasy chips on each shoulder. It makes you a well balanced moaner. Always bleating like a sheep. Baaaaahhhhhh.

The English have done a lot of good for the World. Try reading a bit more.

English is the International language. .

Mind you. You could always speak Portuguese or one of the 300 local languages here. It would be better for the Blog IMHO.

TC

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 22, 2024 8:54 pm

500 years ago Portugal was a superpower. Now it’s a backwater people escape from.

A superpower? And now a backwater?

You need to get out of that NT Bunker a bit. Is your real name MontyPox Virus?

And read a bit more.

Rome was a superpower. Not Portugal.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 8:58 pm

English is the International language

Of airline pilots.

And, in a subsidiary manner, elderly knotted-hankie wearers complaining about 25 degree heat and the lack of universal acclaim for their drizzling peat-ridden island, which was repeatedly invaded and colonised by the Italians and French.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 22, 2024 9:15 pm

Just a thought. After reading the above about the absent Plibs and her hubby. Is the ALP about to rerun the LP/Dutton have womyns problems again at eleventy for the next 12 months till the election campaign is in swing?

DM, tonight including Plib’s daughter we have 3 stories on domestic violence and 3 on Bondi.

The story on Plib’s daughter was a puff piece (Obviously she is going to be used for some higher purpose) and Mr Williams the jismist was completely incurious to how parents let their 15yo run around with an older dude. Seems the daughter was left in the wake of both parents political aspirations and now she’s potentially going to be used by them going on appearances.

What lovely people…

rosie
rosie
April 22, 2024 9:26 pm

Katy Barnett on the Lerhamm Higgins imbroglio.
I thought it a good article.
https://www.whatkatydid.net/p/the-lions-den

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 22, 2024 10:25 pm

Hmmm…depends how you measure empires.

Britain’s was by far and away the most comprehensive empire the world has ever known.

Portugal’s was bigger than the Romans if you want to measure by geography.

m0nty
m0nty
April 22, 2024 10:28 pm

As the last election showed, particularly in QLD, the drift of the working class vote rightwards is real. 

That’s primarily Labor’s problem, not the Libs, although I have little confidence in the ability of the latter to take full advantage of it. 

It’s very likely to manifest itself in western Sydney before long, but for other reasons.

Cobblers.

As I said at the time, if your electoral strategy as a major party is to abandon your own heartland and instead chase the heartland of the opposing major party, whereby you get a swing of three percent to you in seats starting with 20-point deficits, you might win those satellite suburban seats in three or four elections’ time… but what are you supposed to do in the interim?

Albo can’t believe his luck. If he could have dreamed up the perfect mole who would destroy the Liberal Party from the inside, he couldn’t have done any better than the cadaverous screw Dutton.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 23, 2024 3:23 am

As was pointed out above. They are all all using whitey magic tools to carry on their traditional hunting.

Ditch your whitey clothing.
Ditch your whitey cars.
Ditch your whitey hand lines.
Ditch your whitey fishing rods.
Ditch your whitey motorised boats.
Ditch your whitey modern spears.
Ditch your whitey housing.
Ditch your whitey healthcare
Ditch yout whitey supermarkets
Ditch your whitey hospitals.
Ditch your whitey RFDS

And the list goes on …

Is any of this directed at the good people in these clips overall? No!

In my opinion, it’s the political indu$try behind it playing the victim card that need to be put over the coals.

Did bad things happen in the past with whitey..yep. But it needs to be balanced out against the stone age culture of the past which was brutal.

——

Wild Reaches:

Old Mapoon.. What a crazy story this is…

Sit and listen to the story and enjoy the journey as these two Warranggu Men, Jase and Eli take me around their traditional country in Mapoon , Far Northern Australia showing me all their traditional foods. Hunting everything from Mudcrab to Green Turtle in preparation for a huge cookup with the families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTj-dRyXdxY

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 3:28 am

Knuckle Dragger
April 22, 2024 8:58 pm

English is the International language

Of airline pilots.

You do need to get out of your bunker a lot more. And read more widely. On the other hand, maybe you do have an open mind. With a big gap with nothing in it between the left and right lug holes.

English is such a wonderful language.

And all those English/British people that migrated to Convict’s Paradise. I hope it really grates on your sour outlook and makes you even more sour.

Tom
Tom
April 23, 2024 4:00 am

No toons again today as my laptop internet (via iPhone hotspot) refuses to connect and my Officeworks tech guru is unavailable. Hopefully I’ll be delivered from internet jail later today.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 4:04 am

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Diogenes
Diogenes
April 23, 2024 5:52 am

You do need to get out of your bunker a lot more. And read more widely.

With your assertions about Portugal not being a superpower in its day, you might want to read up the Treaties of Tordesillas and Zaragoza, and have a look at the value of trade going back to Portugal. Even though colonies such as Goa were physically small, the wealth that came back to Portugal was immense.

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 6:06 am

Exactly Diogenes.
Portuguese influence was worldwide and the wealth generated extraordinary.
Some of the world’s most famous explorers including two most people should have heard of.
There was indeed a Portuguese Empire of note, got as far as Timor.

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 6:11 am
rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 6:16 am
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 23, 2024 6:21 am

I am led to believe Portuguese tarts are a delicacy.

English tarts are a different sort of tart – much heavier, harder to chew on and laden with calories. Plus, they are impossible to listen to after a minute or so due to the complaining.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 6:21 am

Link from Rafe Champions latest newsletter:
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20590/china-world-war-iii

China is swarming the waters of the Philippines, hoping to intimidate Manila into surrendering territory. US President Joe Biden and the State Department keep on issuing warnings, but Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to ignore them, suggesting deterrence is failing….Obama and Biden and his cronies are determined to humiliate the US. And they’re succeeding.

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rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 6:25 am

Pasteis de nata.
A sufficient reason alone to visit Portugal.
Portugal is now a second world country but it’s former glory is quite evident.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 23, 2024 6:46 am

Reviewing my activity from my apple watch and it appears yesterday I achieved the “Earth Day Challenge” award.
I feel it may be a case of stolen valour as I didn’t do anything extra, I just did the exercise I planned to.

Then I wondered if this is how Angus Campbell felt when he was handed the DSC for his air-conditioned time in Afghanistan?

calli
calli
April 23, 2024 6:52 am

Thanks for the Katy Barnett article, rosie.

She makes some very good points and uses “disinterested” correctly!

On Portuguese tarts…mmmmm. Will be in Porto in late May and will sample the local delicacies. Driving in from Santiago de Compostela for one day/night only as time will be limited.

calli
calli
April 23, 2024 6:55 am

Speaking of “stolen valour” I see Elbow is up at Kokoda rabbiting on about sacrifice and being outnumbered. I didn’t catch anything about fuzzy wuzzy angels but they’re sure to appear in one of his self-serving speeches.

We might get lucky. Joe’s cannibals might eat him.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 6:59 am

Cats, your government authorized phrase for today is “tech thug”.

PM, Greens join chorus of attacks on ‘tech thug’ Elon Musk (Sky mainpage headline, 22 Apr)

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken aim at X owner Elon Musk’s “extraordinary” fight against a takedown order for violent content, as the Greens demand the “thug” businessman front the Australian Parliament. 

Federal Court approves injunction against violent content from Wakeley stabbing on X in dismissal of geo-blocking defence (Sky, 22 Aug)

Elon Musk-owned platform X has been ordered by the Federal Court to block all content from the Wakeley church stabbing, in an interim injunction granted to the eSafety Commissioner.

It amuses me that an actual tech thug like Julie Inman Grant is thugging on a libertarian with the howler monkey chorus of the Greens and Labor egging her on. I wonder whether he’d bother coming to Australia to front the bouncing monkeys? I wouldn’t.

Vicki
Vicki
April 23, 2024 7:07 am

Re Portugal – love the magnificent Hotel Bussaco ar Luso. Not only a stunning ex palace with incredible gardens but also has a wonderful wall of old Portuguese tiles. But most astonishing is a recreated “Way of the Cross” around the grounds. At each “station” there is a scene created out of sculptured figures – beautiful, moving artistry.

We also found unexpected excavations and a fabulous museum of Roman occupation north of Lisbon. Wonderful.

On the other hand we were not particularly impressed with Lisbon or indeed the Douro area which is usually teeming with tourists.

On our way to Spain we did find a beautiful country resort (can’t recall the name) where they produced great wines & you could ride through the estate on excellent horses – including purebred Lusitanians.

We were also amazed to drive through a little town with a statue to their local sport – bull vaulting! This SO reminds you of the ancient ritual of the Minoans of Crete & supports my view that the Minioans migrated to Spain/ Portugal area after the earthquakes of their era.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
April 23, 2024 7:11 am

Not a peep out of our politicians or most of the media when genuine tech thugs used the censorship hammer on the 2020 election. Musk is the only tech owner who stands up for free speech. Those who now want to beat him up are the real thugs.

Vicki
Vicki
April 23, 2024 7:25 am

Just heard that bimbo Sarah Abo on 9 Breakfast pouring scorn on Elon Musk. What the heck would she know? She refused to defend freedom of speech & supported regulation.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 23, 2024 7:38 am

Sky News Daytime continues to report on the prosecutions of Trump as if they were genuine, and not cooked up election interference.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 7:44 am

Further to the continued monstering this week of Christians by NSW plod:

Police make more arrests in Wakeley church riot case (Sky News, 22 Apr)

Yeah guys arresting Jews and Christians who are the victims in these matters is a really good look. Not.

Meanwhile in Pommyland, plod is increasingly on the nose:

Majority of British Public Does Not Trust Police to Solve Crimes: Survey (22 Apr)

A survey conducted by YouGov for the Times of London found a “devastating lack of confidence” in the police, which in recent years have become increasingly preoccupied with professing their progressive bona fides and acting as woke censors on the internet while real-life criminals run rampant. …

The public’s concern is not without merit, with a report finding last month that police failed to solve a single burglary in nearly half of all neighbourhoods in England and Wales over the past three years, while the charge rate for burglaries fell to just 3.9 per cent last year compared to an already rock-bottom 4.6 per cent the year before.

We’re probably a bit behind the UK in this as Aussies are laid back and trusting souls, but the decline has been pretty noticeable here too.

bons
bons
April 23, 2024 7:48 am

Portugal has its moments for sure but for a jaded traveller who becomes blaze about ‘old stuff’ as my then teenager used to moan, its Portugal’s 16th century outposts that make you realise what extraordinary people they were.

Before it became a German tourist slum, Mombasa took your breath away. Sitting on the old fort looking down at the disease ridden river mouth is a reality shock. ‘How could these people have sailed their ridiculous little boats to this hell hole in the1500’s and built a colony’?

The same with Goa, pre-hippie.

It’s fortunate that they proved to be so useless as colonizers. Their old townships and defences remain in original form.

duncanm
duncanm
April 23, 2024 7:54 am

Tom

 April 23, 2024 4:00 am

No toons again today

Here’s Spooner

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 23, 2024 7:58 am

Bugger, I had a big day lined up, but now I realise I’ve got to ressurrect my Twix account and get me amongst some disinformation. I had been really good, I spiked my own password back mid-winter because it was chewing up a distressing amount of my time and brain space.
The Uniparty’s salvo against using social media to, basically, convey real opinions or portray real events has got “We will be your single source of Truth” written all over it.
Plibbersek getting all David Morrison about it, in the shadow of her own trust-fund daughter kicking over the traces and getting biffed for it, shows just what a cold-blooded reptile she is.
Lizard People, all of them, Dutton too.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 23, 2024 8:13 am

It’s fortunate that they proved to be so useless as colonizers

With the exception of Brazil, the Portuguese seemed to want to create trading settlements, and were pragmatic enough to not try and conquer established cultures, Brazil excepted, but there they needed to protect from the Spanish.

bons
bons
April 23, 2024 8:15 am

It’s a good thing that Inman Grant is an extremest fascist. Her behaviour will rebound and the SFL will suddenly have to turn all free speechy.

Labor and the Public Service have never understood limits and ignore the people. It is depressing at the moment, but the people will win out.

LNP branches are beginning to stir. Keith Pitt last night hinted that the July conferences will whack the Party elite. Perhaps so, but will the professional pollies pay any attention given that disendorsement is virtually impossible.

bons
bons
April 23, 2024 8:22 am

I bumped the Post button before completion.

The SFL must learn from the Kiwis. When you replace a totalitarian government you must unravel all of their legislation and institutions. NDIS and Fair Work being only the most obvious examples. Every department contains unnecessary coercive elements empowered by fascist legislation. Esafety will be the most extreme and hopefully will be the trigger for the SFL to be forced to represent the demands of the people.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 23, 2024 8:24 am

We’ll be in Portugal in August, doing a river cruise from Lisbon to Porto.

Will report back on the current state of their empire.

Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 8:33 am
Crossie
Crossie
April 23, 2024 8:33 am

The Uniparty’s salvo against using social media to, basically, convey real opinions or portray real events has got “We will be your single source of Truth” written all over it.

I saw the Police Commissioner say just that on the news last night and thought that woman cannot open her mouth without putting in both feet. It doesn’t matter who is advising her or running her PR she is unsalvageable, the most embarrassing female public official of our time. It’s very like that is the government’s policy and she is just saying the quiet part aloud.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 23, 2024 8:34 am

Great own goal!

Story of the day in the chattering classes in Melbourne yesterday – mum with breastfeeding baby booted out of comic’s routine.for making too much noise.

The Project – of course – picks it up and runs with it and baby proves the point:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13336097/Arj-Baker-mum-baby-Sarah-Harris.html

Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 8:37 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 8:43 am
Crossie
Crossie
April 23, 2024 8:43 am

It bemuses me how Musk is now a “tech thug” while it’s Zuckerberg and his Meta media who are as thuggish as it gets but then again, he is their thug so all is forgiven. Musk is non-aligned and therefore he must be destroyed, autonomy will not be tolerated in our fascist* rule.

*Our betters keep squealing more and more hysterically about “democracy” only to cover up their fascist jackboots stomping all over us.

Crossie
Crossie
April 23, 2024 8:49 am

There is nothing more illustrative of the ignorance of our ruling class and their handmaids than that they don’t know enough about the world or history to be able to recognise that they are the oppressors, not protectors of the people. Funnily enough, these people are strict with the citizenry when it comes to freedom are same people who are very averse to disciplining their offspring or real criminals.

calli
calli
April 23, 2024 9:00 am

Funnily enough, these people are strict with the citizenry when it comes to freedom are same people who are very averse to disciplining their offspring or real criminals.

Very astute observation.

It’s a form of projection and happens all the time. I believe a prerequisite is an above average level of narcissism.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 23, 2024 9:03 am

The public’s concern is not without merit…

Exhibit No.1.

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Makka
Makka
April 23, 2024 9:03 am

This is how to handle uppity moslems. The vid is hilarious;

@ClownWorld_

At a Moscow MMA event by Hardcore, the Russian equivalent of Bare Knuckles, Iranian fighter Ali Heibati kicked a ring girl in the buttocks to push her out of the octagon, claiming it was against his religion. He lost his next fight, got beaten up by the crowd, and was banned for life from the sport.

https://twitter.com/ClownWorld_/status/1782466560441057298

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 23, 2024 9:08 am

Diogenes I think you’ll find Spain and Portugal had already divided the world between them with half each. Yes, there were minor incursions mostly done in secret to expand resources. I’m probably wrong but its how I remembered.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 23, 2024 9:14 am

He lost his next fight, got beaten up by the crowd, and was banned for life from the sport.

None of which would have been staged.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 23, 2024 9:18 am

“We will be your single source of Truth” written all over it.

I saw the Police Commissioner say just that on the news last night and thought that woman cannot open her mouth without putting in both feet.

To The Karen police Commissioner I say — ,Believe all and only police, eh? Does that include one Daniel Keneally? the police officer convicted of perverting the course of Justice, who sent an innocent person to gaol by fabricating evidence and costing the taxpayers of NSW over $170,000 compensation to the wronged individual.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 9:22 am

Bruce O’Nuke:
Police make more arrests in Wakeley church riot case (Sky News, 22 Apr)
The issue will come to a head when the police start getting targeted by the citizenry, which of course will give them even more opportunity to crack down on them. The cycle will escalate and the coppers will ask “Where did the animosity come from?”
The bastardry of the Covid response continues to fester.
Yet another of our Institutions has been white anted and politicised via the education system.
The Long March through the Institutions continues on its Marxist way.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 23, 2024 9:23 am

It would appear that Commissioner Karen confirmed to Ray Hadleee that John Singleton’s daughter was among the Bondi victims before next of kin had been notified.
Why does she still have a job?

Makka
Makka
April 23, 2024 9:25 am

None of which would have been staged.

Aw, still pouting Sandshoe.

Nope, not staged;

https://www.outkick.com/culture/iranian-mma-fighter-who-kicked-a-ring-girl-got-his-head-pounded-in

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 23, 2024 9:30 am

In Iceland they livestream volcanic eruptions.
In India they livestream landfill fires.
India’s largest garbage dump auto-igniting for earth day
deserves the Chef’s Kiss.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 23, 2024 9:33 am

Elon Musk-owned platform X has been ordered by the Federal Court to block all content from the Wakeley church stabbing, in an interim injunction granted to the eSafety Commissioner.

Most media outlets showed some, or all of the content from the Wakeley church stabbing – some with a bit of blurring, but the actual footage was not particularly graphic and horrific. Other than it was a physical attack by a religious nutter in support of his religious views.

The eSafety Commissar’s rush to ban “all content” on the grounds that it depicts “abhorrent violent conduct” will likely get up. Simply because the definition in the eSafety Act refers to the case where a person “engages in a terrorist act” – and the NSW Top Plod promptly declared the stabbing as an ‘act of terrorism’, thereby closing the regulatory loop.

Although the numbers are not in their favour, Australia’s leaders are trying their very hardest to keep the lid on the pressure cooker of violent jihad and Australia’s devolution into Lebanon.

We are now firmly in Shadow World.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 23, 2024 9:35 am

Iranian fighter Ali Heibati kicked a ring girl in the buttocks to push her out of the octagon, claiming it was against his religion.

How does he imagine his religion becomes binding on other people like the girl doing her job.

Just kidding. We know how. He thinks his religion gives him authority over everyone. The idea that she might also have rights of her own is so far-fetched that it would not even occur to him.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 23, 2024 9:36 am

And now for something completely different. ( Not sure if this has been posted before. )

A short read with a video.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2023/12/10/very-high-ldl-no-impact-on-plaque-progression/

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 23, 2024 9:39 am

TE the maritme museum in Lisbon is magnificent. Mind you I’ve never been in a maritime museum I didn’t love. They are all different. The maritime construction museum in Ferrol, Spain is my favourite.

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 9:45 am

The Authoritarian Populism Index – yes, there is such a thing – reports that support for national conservative parties in Europe remains “very high” in 2024, while radical leftism is in steady decline, having peaked in the post-war period up until c. 1980.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 9:52 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/…/california-fast…/
“Shrug” They were told that’s what would happen, and that FFWukkas would lose their jobs.
I bet they’re listening now , now that automation has become cheaper than greedy staff.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 9:55 am

WHAT A SNAKE: Mike Johnson Will Fundraise for Horrible RINO Tony Gonzales Two Days After He Accused Top Trump Supporters of Being KKK, Molesters and Neo-Nazis on CNNhttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/what-snake-mike-johnson-will-fundraise-horrible-rino/
Check out the comments…. scathing.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 10:01 am

https://joannenova.com.au/2024/04/the-most-expensive-electricity-on-earth-is-in-countries-with-cheapest-sources-of-electricity/
The experts at the CSIRO tell us that renewables are the cheapest sources of electricity, with all their Capex calculations and their levelised maths, and yet the electricity bills set the house on fire. (It’s Russia’s fault!) Could it be that the experts accidentally forgot to analyze the system cost and that all the hourly megawatt dollars per machine don’t mean a thing?

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 10:02 am

Australia’s leaders are trying their very hardest to keep the lid on the pressure cooker of violent jihad and Australia’s devolution into Lebanon.

I note the voice of moderate Islam, south-western Sydney GP Jamal Rifi, has opined that the city’s Muslims are upset that the Wakeley church incident was deemed to be an act of terrorism while the Bondi stabbings were not.

cohenite
April 23, 2024 10:12 am

Frontpage highlights:

FrontPage Magazine | Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out

They reckon the hostages are dead. Israel has to start nuking.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 23, 2024 10:23 am

Thanks GR…

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 23, 2024 10:24 am

Meanwhile in mad Melbourne:

The Victorian government has rejected a second safe injecting facility in the city and instead has opted to throw $95.11m toward a statewide action plan to reduce drug-related harms, including funding a community health hub and a trial of overdose medication vending machines.

The new funding comes as the state’s former police commissioner Ken Lay recommended the government implement a medically supervised injecting service trial in the Melbourne CBD.

In his final report probing a trial injecting site, Mr Lay said the government should consider 4-6 small booths to achieve a “discreet injecting service” with wraparound support.

Instead of announcing a second injecting site or trial, the government unveiled a $36.6m investment to establish a community health hub at 244 Flinders St, to be operated by cohealth, as well as $9.4m toward providing drug users with critical services.

It is understood the government remains committed to the injecting site at North Richmond.

An investment of $7.2m for a hydromorphone treatment at the hub and $8.4m for expanding pharmacotherapy will also form part of the action plan.
Initiatives that do not go to any of the recommendations include trialling 20 vending machines that dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal medicine, and establishing Australian-first overdose prevention and response helpline.

The Lay report suggested a second injecting service trial should be established in an area in or close to an area where drug harm persists, such as the intersections of Flinders and Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth and La Trobe, Elizabeth and Franklin, Swanston and Lonsdale and Swanston and Bourke streets.

The report also recommended the state government consider implementing a health-led committee comprising executive senior representation from the department of health, the City of Melbourne, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria and a community advisory group to understand the service’s safety impacts.

Mr Lay said views were mixed on what policy and community response should be on tackling deaths and health risks associated with injecting drugs.

“I heard the importance of an injecting service being a ‘front door’ to other health and social supports,” he said in his foreword.

“Residents, traders, and tourists shared fears for their safety, which directly related to visible injecting drug use and antisocial behaviours. People who inject drugs were also concerned about their personal safety.

“It became clear to me that an injecting service trial has less chance of success without the legitimate needs and expectations of the community being recognised and addressed.”

Oz

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 23, 2024 10:28 am

It is past time Israel stops services to Gaza. No water, electricity, healthcare. Being nice to scum is something they don’t understand. Every rocket attack will result in Israel firing a howitzer shell back. The rockets are indiscriminate, Israel has to be as well. Too bad. Haters aren’t going to hate more. The constant level of BS from the MSM is not going change. Hamarse, you lost the war, noe we’re not giving back Gaza city. GFC’s. Offer them the same terms as they do others. Convert or die.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 10:33 am

Following on from discussions on Empire, the UK still has an Empire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire,_Leicester_Square

The Empire in Leicester Square, London, England, UK,

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 23, 2024 10:40 am

The experts at the CSIRO tell us that renewables are the cheapest sources of electricity, with all their Capex calculations and their levelised maths, and yet the electricity bills set the house on fire.

Other than tragic energy wonks, most people (very sensibly) don’t wade through the detail of the CSIRO/AEMO GenCost Report.

Those that do (and are numerate) notice that the predicted ridiculous cheapness of renewables depends entirely on ‘technology curves’ that tell us that battery and other forms of storage are going to become much, much cheaper and more efficient in the future. Thus allowing coal generation to wither on the grid.

Trust them. It’s the Science and they are Top Men.

Trust them.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 10:46 am

“Musk chooses ‘ego and showing violence’ over common sense:

PM”I find it extraordinary that X chose not to comply and are trying to argue their case,” Albanese told a press conference,”

Govt are HATING that Musk didn’t do as he was told! Now, I wonder who has done more for the planet, Musk or Albanese? Who is the person most important to the planet??

Musk should just say “Who? PM of where? They had an incident they failed to prevent and now insist on a world-wide ban because they don’t want their own citizens to see it?”

Go Elon!! If only everyone failed to comply and tried to argue their case!

Courtesy of KP at the Jo Nova Blog

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Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 11:08 am

If only everyone failed to comply and tried to argue their case!

I don’t have the details at hand, but there is an Australian chap who’s been fined $75k (iirc) by the eSafety Commissioner who is refusing to pay and will argue in court that Ms. Inman Grant is infringing his constitutional right to free political speech.

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CharlieP
CharlieP
April 23, 2024 11:16 am

Top Ender
Meanwhile in mad Melbourne:
The Victorian government has rejected a second safe injecting facility in the city and instead has opted to throw $95.11m toward a statewide action plan to reduce drug-related harms, including funding a community health hub and a trial of overdose medication vending machines.

To which I respond
People who live or work near the current injecting room are very aware of the increase in drug-affected people ranting or sleeping, the increase in burglaries and damage to cars etc and the increase in the number of rough sleepers close by. Injecting room is a magnet for the worst of society and locals suffer as a result. Great move, Vic Govt – and you want to add to the chaos and dysfunction in the inner city by encouraging the addicts and their parasites to congregate in the city centre. Yet another well thought out initiative by Vic Gov.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 23, 2024 11:17 am

‘Deliberately wicked and calculated’: Ten pursues Lehrmann for costs
By Michaela WhitbournApril 23, 2024 — 10.46am

Listen to this article
4 min
Network Ten has told the Federal Court that Bruce Lehrmann should pay all of its legal costs of defending his failed defamation suit because the former federal Liberal staffer brought the case “on a deliberately wicked and calculated basis”.
But Lehrmann’s lawyers have suggested it would be open to the court to take a more “nuanced” approach because one of the network’s defences, which was ultimately not required to fend off the lawsuit, was rejected by the judge.

Ten and Lisa Wilkinson’s centrepiece defence of truth was upheld by Justice Michael Lee in a historic judgment last week. The judge found they had proven to the civil standard – on the balance of probabilities – that Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in March 2019.
The usual rule is that the court would order the unsuccessful party to pay the winning parties’ legal costs.
“It follows from the findings made in the trial judgment that, at the time of commencing the proceeding, Mr Lehrmann knew that he had raped Ms Higgins,” Ten’s barristers said in written submissions released on Tuesday, and had put the network “to the cost of defending a baseless proceeding”.

Ten said Lehrmann had “brought this proceeding on a deliberately wicked and calculated basis”. The litigation could be described, “with the benefit of hindsight … as a clear abuse of process aimed at concealing the truth that Mr Lehrmann raped Ms Higgins”, its barristers said.
Ten argued Lehrmann should be ordered to pay the network’s costs on an indemnity basis, which covers a higher proportion of a costs bill than the standard order.
In support of an indemnity costs order, Ten also argued that Lehrmann had unreasonably rejected an offer of compromise in August last year under which the proceedings would have been dismissed without any admission of liability and without any costs order.
However, the court also spent a significant amount of time on the media parties’ fallback defence of qualified privilege, which relates to publications of public interest where a media company and its journalists can show they acted reasonably. This included hearing evidence from Wilkinson.
Lehrmann’s barrister submitted that it would be “open to this court to conclude that the applicant should be compensated for the time and expense in having to establish that the qualified privilege defences were bound to fail”.
But Ten’s lawyers said that the “mere fact that the successful party has been unsuccessful on some issues will ordinarily not be sufficient to displace the ordinary rule” on costs, and qualified privilege “was not a defence that was always doomed to fail”.

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 23, 2024 11:36 am

Albo on the road to nowhere – spending 2 days walking along Kokoda trail.

One of the least effective, dimmest leaders ever to (pretend to) hold power in Oz.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 23, 2024 11:43 am

Teachers’ group to focus on Palestine on Anzac Day
By grace baldwin

  • Breaking news reporter
  • Updated 11:34AM April 23, 2024, First published at 10:28AM April 23, 2024

A pro-Palestine teachers group has excoriated the Anzac legacy just two days before Australia commemorates its military history.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Teachers and School Staff for Palestine group called for the Anzac legend to be “dismantled” and linked a slaughter committed by World War One Australian troops to the current war against Gaza.
Secondary schoolteacher Lucy Honan said it was important for students to understand Australia’s role in the Middle Eastern conflict.
“It is so important that students know that the Anzacs left a long and violent historical imprint in Palestine and in Sarafand al-’Amar in particular,” Ms Honan said.
“The British created a prison camp for Palestinian activists at Sarafand al-’Amar.
“The residents fled or were evacuated in the 1948 Nakba, and the site then became one of Israel’s largest military bases.

“This is a legacy to dismantle, not to glorify.”
The group has developed an educational resource for classrooms, aiming to redress current Anzac narratives and “enable rigorous, critical and empowering education”.
Primary schoolteacher Bill Abrahams said it was important to use objective teaching resources rather than relying on information from parties with vested interests in Israeli weaponry.
“Rather than depending on teaching resources published by the Australian War Memorial — which is funded in part by weapons companies implicated in the genocide in Gaza, like Boeing, Thales and Northrupp Grumman — we will use resources that help us and our students reflect critically on Australia’s military involvement in Palestine,” he said.
Teachers have been encouraged to foreground the massacre of as many as 137 people in the Palestinian village, Sarafand al-’Amar, committed by ANZACs in 1918.
The booklet is a 40-page resource featuring explanations about how Anzac Day relates to Palestine, the British Mandate, the Sarafand al-’Amar massacre, the 1948 Nakba, and many primary and secondary historical sources.

The group has connections within hundreds of schools around Australia.
Secondary schoolteacher Pippa Tandy, a member of TSSP, said the booklet was in line with curriculum requirements and was age-adaptable for different grades.
“People talk about Anzac Day as being about Australian identity, but a lot of people are feeling that we want an identity arising out of truth and honesty, rather than lies and obfuscation,” Ms Tandy said.
“We actually find by looking at the curriculum, looking at the outcomes we’re supposed to be achieving in school, we’re finding that talking about Palestine is actually not something we should be prevented from doing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 11:45 am

Albo on the road to nowhere – spending 2 days walking along Kokoda trail.

Maybe he’ll be eaten by cannibals like Joe Biden’s uncle.

Long Time Lurker
Long Time Lurker
April 23, 2024 11:54 am

Pocock and Lambie at the same desk on Sky. One suffering from CTE and the other from terminal bogan. You decide who is who.
Mrs Pocock better watch out for the man eater.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 23, 2024 11:54 am

Albo on the road to nowhere – spending 2 days walking along Kokoda trail.
One of the least effective, dimmest leaders ever to (pretend to) hold power in Oz.

Absolutely disgusting political grandstanding timed to milk Australia’s attention on Anzac Day.

You miserly, miserable socialist poltroon.

Those that served would be appalled at what this government is doing.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 11:57 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/breaking-judge-declares-mistrial-after-jury-unable-return/

A judge on Monday declared a mistrial after an Arizona jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial for Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly.

Jurors deliberated last Thursday and were unable to reach a verdict. Deliberations continued on Friday and after more than 7 hours the jury sent a note to the judge and informed him they could not reach a verdict.

Castle doctrine, stand your ground, and constitutional carry for Australia.

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Figures
Figures
April 23, 2024 12:04 pm

I’m staggered that Albo et al still have twitter accounts. Musk needs to ban them tout de suite.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 12:11 pm

Pizza boxes are killing the planet, and stopping the US Army from winning wars.

Researchers break down pizza box recycling challenges, one slice at a time (Phys.org, 22 Apr)

Unfortunately, like many other kinds of food containers, pizza boxes can’t be recycled because of all the contaminants left behind, like grease and cheese.

The contaminants particular to pizza storage are called FOGs, which stands for fats, oils and greases. FOGs like peanut butter in a jar or grease on a cardboard pizza box are next to impossible to fully remove.

Now, pizza-loving researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working to solve the pizza box-recycling problem. A recent study shows how to decontaminate cardboard using material separation capabilities. The research is published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

The study could not only make one of the nation’s favorite foods more ecofriendly, it could also save the lives of U.S. soldiers.

The last sentence is frameable. This is one of the weirdest and contrived studies I’ve ever seen. Just shows what oodles of DARPA dosh coupled with climate silliness can lead to.

Zippster
Zippster
April 23, 2024 12:15 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
April 23, 2024 12:22 pm

James O’Keefe.
His messages are quite something.
Not sure what planet he was on to think his staff wouldn’t discuss them considering a handful had access to them to filter the tips (no pun intended).

Clearly needs to bone up (again no pun intended) on employment law.
Exposing staff to personal sexually explicit material is going to cost a lot of money at some stage.

Exposing wrongdoing, great.
Sexting on a work device, not so great.

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 12:28 pm

No Dover
I just meant to say that the only thing we know for certain is that some people are dead.
I

132andBush
132andBush
April 23, 2024 12:35 pm

Message sent.

Yes.
The Iranians are blustering about “toy drones” etc when in reality, if it were me, I’d be way more worried about the fact that three (yes, only three) air launched missiles appeared on their previously dark radar screens and proceeded, it would seem, to disable the primary air defence system protecting one of their most strategic military assets.

?

cohenite
April 23, 2024 12:36 pm

Figures
 April 23, 2024 12:04 pm

I’m staggered that Albo et al still have twitter accounts. Musk needs to ban them tout de suite.

I think Musk should keep rub and tug’s account because that is the clear difference between the little censorious shit and a giant.

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 12:37 pm

One of the least effective, dimmest leaders ever to (pretend to) hold power in Oz.

Alas, he’s proving quite effective at wrecking what’s left of our future.

johanna
johanna
April 23, 2024 12:45 pm

I’ve just read Loathsome Lizzie and also calli’s responses to my comment yesterday about being defamed as anti-Semitic.

Apparently Cassie is trying for Lizzie’s record for theatrical flounces, although she has a long way to go if she is going to catch up. 100-8 (as Bertie would say) that she’s back well before the end of the year. And, cut the crap about anti-Semitism. I doubt that you are the only Jewish or pro-Israel reader here – yet you and your grievance buddy were the only ones who claimed I was that.

You’re both full of it.

calli, your attitude is why the Left keep winning. Let’s just get along, forgive, avoid conflict, and all that.

Nope, that’s what got us into the trouble we are in now. Just as I took on the My Little Pony assassins who painted me as an anti-Semite, we need to hit them hard and often. No more Mr Nice Guy.

Figures
Figures
April 23, 2024 12:53 pm

cohenite,

The left support censorship because censorship works. A few people have their suspicions aroused but that effect is overwhelmed by the massive Overton window shift that it generates.

There’s no downsides to naturally censorious people being censored themselves.

Kneel
Kneel
April 23, 2024 12:59 pm

“calli, your attitude is why the Left keep winning. Let’s just get along, forgive, avoid conflict, and all that.

Nope, that’s what got us into the trouble we are in now. Just as I took on the My Little Pony assassins who painted me as an anti-Semite, we need to hit them hard and often. No more Mr Nice Guy.”

Exactly – when the left wants to change the rules, then we should play by the “new” rules they espouse.
The left won’t stop at anything to win, and all that will stop them will be a dose of their own medicine – good and hard. Time to give it to them.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 23, 2024 1:04 pm

Now, pizza-loving researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working to solve the pizza box-recycling problem. A recent study shows how to decontaminate cardboard using material separation capabilities. 

like….soap?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 23, 2024 1:10 pm

Now, pizza-loving researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working to solve the pizza box-recycling problem. A recent study shows how to decontaminate cardboard using material separation capabilities. 

Butchers or baking paper cut to the size of the box would do the trick.

Problem solved, INL d*ckheads.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 1:12 pm

The study could not only make one of the nation’s favorite foods more ecofriendly, it could also save the lives of U.S. soldiers.

So go back to bully beef and coffee for the US soldiers. Worked in WW2.

Fat Pizza is not good for you. Better off eating the box. Same with Corn Flakes. LOL.

calli
calli
April 23, 2024 1:17 pm

calli, your attitude is why the Left keep winning. Let’s just get along, forgive, avoid conflict, and all that.

My attitude is to get on with it and shake off over-emotional garbage for what it is. My rear neighbour blew himself up by throwing petrol on a fire – I learned from this.

It’s also useful not to parade all your weaponry at once…

Humour-2
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 1:23 pm

Barking Toad
April 23, 2024 11:54 am

Albo on the road to nowhere – spending 2 days walking along Kokoda trail.
One of the least effective, dimmest leaders ever to (pretend to) hold power in Oz.

Hopefully, he has a heart attack on the way. Will he be eating the same food as the WW2 Aussie Soldiers? And walking in the same clobber and boots? Maybe the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels will mistake him for a WW2 Jap Soldier and eat him.

What a Show Pony. Will he be wearing that silly hat?

Why will he not be at the Canberra Day Anzac Parade outside the War Memorial?

Leak should have a field day with all of this.

calli
calli
April 23, 2024 1:25 pm

On the over-emotional theme, just completed a job I’ve been dreading – going through all of Dad’s clothes. Everyone here has either done it or will at some future point for their own parents, and it isn’t easy.

He was a tradie, old school. He had clothes for “occasions” and clothes for every day. All in good order, all laundered and folded lovingly by Mum. So, two piles, one to the rag collectors and the other to the charity shop. What a windfall for someone – lots of “good” brands, some still in their packaging.

But the thing that I kept for my very own…the bow tie he wore with his dinner suit for my wedding. I can’t believe he kept it all these years!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 23, 2024 1:25 pm

Queanbeyan motel room walls closing in. No wonder you can’t get a bit. Your miserable persona is as exciting as a fat girl on a push bike.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 1:33 pm

GreyRanga
April 23, 2024 1:25 pm

Queanbeyan motel room walls closing in. No wonder you can’t get a bit. Your miserable persona is as exciting as a fat girl on a push bike.

It’s not called ‘Struggle City’ for nothing. Queanbeyan that is.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 23, 2024 2:02 pm

Graham Linehan’s epic episode of “The IT Crowd” detailing the rollercoaster romance between Douglas and Alice probably did more for championing “transgender” acceptance than all of the world’s days, flags, badges and controlled speech laws put together.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 23, 2024 2:11 pm

So, two piles, one to the rag collectors and the other to the charity shop. What a windfall for someone – lots of “good” brands, some still in their packaging.

You might want to send the charity shop stuff far, far away.
It could be upsetting to see Dad’s clobber being worn by some vagrant in your own town.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 23, 2024 2:11 pm

Zulu-
essential reading on the ANZAC – Gallipoli front, especially for the secondary school students.
Had a bloke doing a bit of conspicuous compassion following a backpacker trip to the Dardanelles, wondering why on green Gaia’s earth did the pasty white men think they could wrench the empty sandhills of Gelibolu from the noble original inhabitants?
-asked him why we referred to it in the Greek, and how it was that such a crucial spot was uninhabited.
Baffled silence. A “Year Zero” thinker.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 23, 2024 2:17 pm
132andBush
132andBush
April 23, 2024 2:22 pm

Re Albo on Kokoda.

Can someone point out that this bloke, probably more so than any previous PM, holds a political affiliation much closer to the wharfies of the day than the struggling Diggers on the trail.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 2:25 pm

Queanbeyan motel room walls closing in. 

Queanbeyan is like a breath of fresh air compared to Canberra, which always seemed to me a whole city straight out of Stepford Wives.

Had work in the area for couple years, chose Queanbeyan for pad. No regrets at all. That was more than thirty years ago and Canberra has gotten a lot worse since.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 23, 2024 2:30 pm

Didn’t this dickhead say he was working on all possible outcomes of the upcoming presidential election? Hun:

Australia’s ambassador to the US Kevin Rudd has had no formal contact with Donald Trump or his campaign team as the former president plots his return to the White House.

Since taking the top diplomatic post in Washington DC a year ago, the former prime minister and his embassy team have not sent any correspondence to or set up any meetings with the Trump campaign, according to an investigation using Freedom of Information laws.

But Dr Rudd has been in regular contact with senior figures in Mr Trump’s orbit in a bid to prepare the Australian government for a potential Republican administration.

The revelation comes after Mr Trump blasted Dr Rudd – who once called him “the most destructive president in history” and a “traitor to the West” – as “a little bit nasty” and “not the brightest bulb”.

“If he’s at all hostile, he will not be there long,” Mr Trump warned last month.

Under Freedom of Information Laws, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was asked to provide any correspondence sent by Dr Rudd or the embassy to Mr Trump and his campaign team since he launched his presidential re-election bid, as well as diary entries detailing any meetings with Mr Trump and his advisers.

In response, DFAT assistant secretary Elizabeth Le Bas said: “All reasonable steps have been taken to find the documents and I am satisfied that the documents do not exist.”

Dr Rudd, in an exclusive interview in January, said he had prioritised his close relationships with several of Mr Trump’s former officials including national security adviser Robert O’Brien, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and trade representative Robert Lighthizer.

I’ve been a candidate myself and the last thing you want to do as a candidate is waste your time with a bunch of well-meaning foreign diplomats,” he said at the time.

In the aftermath of Mr Trump’s attack on Dr Rudd, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong praised the ambassador’s performance and expressed confidence the US-Australia alliance would remain strong regardless of the election result.

Other countries have recently ramped up their diplomatic engagement with the presumptive Republican candidate, with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron visiting Mr Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club earlier this month.

The only briefing prepared for Dr Rudd in relation to Mr Trump and his presidential campaign was for a dinner in February with Mr O’Brien, who is in line to hold a senior post if Mr Trump defeats President Joe Biden in November’s election rematch.

It was also attended by George Glass, the former president’s ambassador to Portugal who is a major donor and part of his campaign finance team.

The briefing highlighted that Mr O’Brien recently said he was “thrilled about AUKUS” – a boost for Australia amid uncertainty about the former president’s view of the pact – but concerned about whether the US would be able to supply nuclear submarines as promised.

“We can’t even get the Australians a Virginia-class boat any time soon,” he told the Reagan Defence Forum.

Earlier this month, Dr Rudd appeared at an off-the-record function organised by Mr O’Brien’s firm American Global Strategies. Former prime minister Scott Morrison – who joined as the group’s non-executive vice chairman after leaving parliament – also attended.

Dr Rudd spoke alongside Elbridge Colby, one of Mr Trump’s former defence advisers who told The Australian in January that the plan to sell Virginia-class submarines to Australia was “crazy” because the vessels were America’s “ace in the hole for a fight with China”.

“The US has far too few available, many are in maintenance, and the production schedule is below what we need,” Mr Colby said.

Note how the author of the piece, Tom Minear, tries to give Rudd some gravitas by using Dr. Could well be that if Trump succeeds, the reason why there has been no contact is because he will be packing his bags for the comforting bosom of the ABC when he gets the flick.
Or perhaps Trump is using Rudd’s bolded paragraph and decided he is a pesky shit.

132andBush
132andBush
April 23, 2024 2:31 pm

I’ll re phrase that.

… holds sentiments and follows an ideology much more in line with the wharfies of the day than the struggling Diggers on the trail.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 23, 2024 2:34 pm

Although the numbers are not in their favour, Australia’s leaders are trying their very hardest to keep the lid on the pressure cooker of violent jihad and Australia’s devolution into Lebanon.

Somehow, I can’t see “No you can’t see a Muslim loony trying to kill a Christian bishop because it would make you hate Muslims” as working too well.

132andBush
132andBush
April 23, 2024 2:52 pm

There was no damage at the site. Those pics have been circulating for 2 days now. 

The Iranians detected the launch platforms did they?
Thats the point here.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 23, 2024 3:02 pm

Chris Bowen.

Misinformation and disinformation comes out of his mouth everyday, supported in lockstep with the MSM backing him up. No scrutiny from them at all, yet many soak it up and then proceed to watch the crap recommend on the idiot box the keep them entertainded as they sit on the couch. Effin Sheep.

A solution to the problem is independant media on the net, which is now is now in the crosshairs from .Gov

Mad World.

Tears For Fears – Mad World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZvPSpLxCg

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 3:07 pm

Major US Banks De-banking Christians

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/major-banks-debanking-christians/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

So what is all this “In God We Trust” rubbish on US money? LOL

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Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 3:08 pm
rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 3:09 pm

I visit Canberra more often than I care for the place these days and have to say, don’t be ridiculous.
It’s perfectly safe for all normal activities, supermarket shopping, taking children to activities, drinking coffee in cafes, church on Sundays etc.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 3:12 pm

Some of you may enjoy Lord Hardthrashers episode 1 of the clever people behind Germany’s ideas of how to win a war – The Battle of Britain.
It’s a bit sweary, but he does make some good points – mainly that the German, British and American kit and leadership were shit.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 3:25 pm

BobtheBoozer
April 23, 2024 3:12 pm

Some of you may enjoy Lord Hardthrashers episode 1 of the clever people behind Germany’s ideas of how to win a war – The Battle of Britain.
It’s a bit sweary, but he does make some good points – mainly that the German, British and American kit and leadership were shit.

The one that wins a War is the one who makes the least mistakes –

Fred Scuttle

Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 3:26 pm

Unfortunately, this is not a joke. We’ve been hearing it out of their own mouths for years.
THE END OF HUMANITY – As Planned By The Global Leaders.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 23, 2024 3:32 pm

Entertainment? no, reality?, yes.

Steve Inman:

No Boosters Required
https://rumble.com/v4qzv2u-no-boosters-required.html

Lysander
Lysander
April 23, 2024 3:45 pm

Australia’s ambassador to the US Kevin Rudd has had no formal contact with Donald Trump or his campaign team as the former president plots his return to the White House.

I despise the use of subtextual words by “journos” that force the reader’s mind to subconsciously make up sh!t…

They tried it during the Abbott Govt. Referring to it instead as the “Abbott regime.” (See what they did there).

Same as the quoted bit above…

Trump “plots.” FFS!

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 23, 2024 3:59 pm

Trump “plots.” FFS!

My reaction to the word is to mentally label the whole article suspect.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 23, 2024 4:25 pm

Trump “plots.” FFS!

In a way, it’s useful. They can’t help signal their virtue in these infantile ways, and it’s equivalent to a banner saying “Misinformation Alert!!”

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
April 23, 2024 4:41 pm

Funnily enough, these people are strict with the citizenry when it comes to freedom are same people who are very averse to disciplining their offspring or real criminals.

Very astute observation.

It’s a form of projection and happens all the time. I believe a prerequisite is an above average level of narcissism.

The above was posted earlier and commented on by Calli. Agree totally. Today my wife and I had a day off for a milestone birthday and went into the Sydney CBD. Interesting watching you people jumping the barriers at the Quay railway station, dodging fares while security and staff just watched. A good dozen did this while we went through fully paying with Opal cards.

Yet the same governments have cameras left right and centre catching people speeding, running red lights and driving illegally in transit lanes. They prosecute the tax paying consumer and let the grubs go free.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 23, 2024 4:50 pm

Has Albo called for the removal of content on Hamas’s X feed?
I will see myself out.

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 4:51 pm

Perhaps breastfeeding wasn’t the problem but a noisy baby was.
https://twitter.com/cosmicjester/status/1782352094621774325?t=KSLex3ysYoRgCgThzRuzFA&s=19

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 23, 2024 4:53 pm

Yet the same governments have cameras left right and centre catching people speeding, running red lights and driving illegally in transit lanes. They prosecute the tax paying consumer and let the grubs go free.

The grubs have no money as they have spent it all on booze and drugs. Even when caught and fined, they do not pay. So, what to do?

I would ship them all off to Indonesia/Philippines/Thailand where there is no Welfare. They would not last a week. Job done. Then the locals can use their useless bodies for compost or spare parts.

Next?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 23, 2024 4:55 pm

… holds sentiments and follows an ideology much more in line with the wharfies of the day than the struggling Diggers on the trail.

Yes. The Trot socialist would line up with the communist wharfies that did their best to sabotage the Australian war effort,

His advisors should go back to school and learn otherwise they are no more use than Lerhman and Higgins.

And they contributed so much to society.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 23, 2024 4:58 pm

From what I’ve read Bruce’s solicitors and barristers were acting on a no win no fee basis. Ch 10 the only party with any real cash. Hard to see any result that doesn’t have them out of pocket and Bruce bankrupt at some point down the track.

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 4:58 pm

Nice thread on Rome for future visitors. Some of these places I have yet to visit
lhttps://twitter.com/Culture_Crit/status/1782444820306284925?t=JlAyiAtDpNTDgGGLAuwnVw&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 5:05 pm
Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 23, 2024 5:13 pm

How well educated are our media and our politicians? Their command of English is way below their command of underlings.
It’s not an “alleged murder” when the victim/deceased is found “brutally” murdered. The term alleged applies to the person who might have committed the murder. They are the alleged murderer.

cohenite
April 23, 2024 5:16 pm

This:

Daniel Billings, man accused of murdering Molly Ticehurst, to stay behind bars | SBS News

The beak who bailed this POS on rape charges should be named, then dismissed. In addition little bastards under 18 who commit serious crimes should be named and not have endless bail available to them.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 23, 2024 5:22 pm

They prosecute the tax paying consumer and let the grubs go free.
Of course. There is no money in prosecuting the grubs.

cohenite
April 23, 2024 5:30 pm

Bongino on the demorat’s proposal to remove Trump’s security if one of the corrupt cases puts him there means they want him dead:

They’re Trying To Get Trump Killed (Ep. 2234) – 04/22/2024 (rumble.com)

Indolent
Indolent
April 23, 2024 5:45 pm
Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
April 23, 2024 5:47 pm

Bruce at 1210pm re recycling dirty pizza boxes.
Why would grease and fats hinder high temperature incineration and electricity generation.
Oh hang on.
We are not allowed to do that anymore.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 23, 2024 6:01 pm

Muddy, apropos your embedded comment above, I have nothing more to say on the anti-Semitism matter but this:

Whenever Jewish people become assertive, it is seen by ill-wishers as having ‘tentacles’ everywhere; that’s just one aspect of why it is difficult for them to respond. That meme is such a libellous one that at the 10k strong rally against anti-Semitism in Sydney’s Domain everyone put up two hands and waggled their ‘tentacles’ in a display of strength against it. Another very strong libelous meme is about Jewish ‘failures’ to respond to attacks. When they do though, as we have seen with the doxxing of a Jewish group organising in Sydney, their lives can be put into immediate peril. Perhaps you might like to think on that for a while. In Europe, as the pogroms increased and as the gas chambers fired up, there were plenty of people criticising Jews for for the situation they were in and this continued even after the Holocaust. This became another libelous meme about Jews, just as the blood libels were historically common. It is this sort of thing that I find very objectionable because when retailed about on blogs as a means of attacking Jewish people, it is anti-Semitic.

If Johanna had kept her commentary at any abstract level, as you have in your recollection, then it may have been less damaging. Your account of her comment however neglects the brutality and context of her wording.

This anti-Semitic meme was delivered in the context of telling a Jewish woman to basically shut up and quit bawling.

I don’t want to ‘over-egg’ any puddings but an apology is due to Cassie. I doubt it will happen, given current form, but I won’t resile from saying so. Even to the chorus of downticks I receive for it. I don’t enjoy those. They are an harassment and an attempt at intimidation. If you think it is me who is being intimidating and slanderous, then address the issue of calling me a cockroach sliding under a door, a gold-digger in my marriage (a slander against my husband too, btw), and someone who departs without good reason. Above I list a very good reason. If Cassie and I comment here in future, it is with reservations about it, and can you really blame us?

Cassie is now celebrating Passover, that ancient escape from bondage, and has shared that here. Much love to her for her fortitude and may she have joy.

I am grieving my little cat, the people in my community recently slaughtered, my only sister’s hospitalisation today with a serious fall, broken ribs, damaged lung and a stroke, and some emergent spinal issues with one of my grandsons. All that on top of my own busted coccyx playing up. I’ve just picked Hairy up from a colonoscopy. Welcome to my day. Everyone has their problems, so as you say Muddy, let’s face the real ones now in politics. I recommend everyone read CLs great piece about that today on his site.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 23, 2024 6:07 pm

Today’s Least Surprising Group Title:
“Teachers for Palestine”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 23, 2024 6:11 pm

they want him dead
That would open the gates to actual, modern day death squads in USA.
Who would be on the list?

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 6:19 pm

I despise the use of subtextual words by “journos” that force the reader’s mind to subconsciously make up sh!t…

I just despise the journos.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 6:21 pm

Today’s Least Surprising Group Title:

“Teachers for Palestine”.

Not as unsurprising as “ACTU for Palestine”.

Anti-Israel ACTU push stirs Jewish fury (Paywallian)

The ACTU has issued its strongest support for Gazans over Israel, sparking an outcry from peak Jewish groups and embarrassing the Albanese government.

I do detest the frigging unions. They should all be deported to Somalia, they’d fit right in.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 23, 2024 6:24 pm

Date night with the Dalis- went to see Black Cockatoo Crisis.
One of those odd films, way beyond didactic and into polemic territory, which concluded with the admonishment to lobby the state environment minister and the federal environment minister to bring in all sorts of laws and legislation… before the scrolling credits told us it was made with the funding of the WA governemtn, WA film commission, Screen Australia, Documentary Australia, you name it. Made by the Wilderness Society. If only more special interest groups had such support from the Blob!
Film looks gorgeous, all full of slow-mo, remote camera footage, drone shots. Opens with prayer to aboriginal priest caste- it seems the good old Whadjuks and Nyungars have been displaced by the Yamitji and Bibbulmen- and opening shots have two local lords picking through the bush. A huge bloke in the audience wearing a cockie feather in his hair- let’s call him Frank- calls Kaya! (neo nyungar for “kia ora”) at the screen. Like some sort of imbicile. (nervous titter in crowd. Ask wifey subtly, “is Frank drunk?”. Get hissed at.) Looking up at big birds over head, one of the big blokes starts yelling conversationally up at them… like some sort of imbicile. I try not to laugh.
Premise is that the black cockies in the southwest- g Calyptorhynchus, one species red and two white tailed (Carnaby’s and Baudin’s)- are at crisis point and at risk of extinction. Probably more true of the white tails, for the simple reason that their narrow sheoak and wandoo habitat is being swallowed by urban sprawl- red tails are all over the country.
Film fingers Perth’s growth, but says nothing about immigration. Its solution seems to be getting folk to plant banksias in their window-boxes.
Interesting outcome was that the government’s action to liquidate Perth’s extensive pine plantations in Yanchep and Gnangara because of the dubious notion that they were exhausting the artesian water tables- coupled with the certain end of all rainfall according to an expert on Papua New Guinean tree kangaroos- had taken a lot of introduced habitat and food away from the Carnaby’s.
Climate change is blamed for hot, dry seasonal conditions. Surprisingly, alumina and lithium mining are fingered for habitat loss. Voice over mourns that the quest for renewable renewables to make climate change extinct is accelerating the birds going extinct.
Farming is blamed for organophosphates, which is “linked”- ie, blamed without presentation of evidence- for an occurrence of hind-leg paralysis in some Carnaby’s. The obvious question- are any other species affected? – is not formed, even though there’s footage of paraplegic birds and a tilty-head professor telling us all about how it’s definitely A Thing. The Wilderness Society exhorts us to write to the agriculture minister to ban chemicals.
A retired public servant makes a big name for herself by buying an SUV specially to drive around the place collecting half-dead cockies and delivering them to a uni or a rehab centre, where they inevitably become completely dead. (There is a wildlife medicine rule of thumb which says, if you can catch it, it’s going to die.) Rehab centre makes a big show of releasing collared birds to join a flock in slow motion. I point out to wife that they are freeing captured birds to re-join their flock- get hissed at.
Retired Public Servant puts out the dubious theory that people deliberately swerve their cars to run birds over. Her horror is compounded by slow-mo footage of a LandCruiser collecting a cockie, which tumbles over, shedding feathers, and gamely raises and swivels its head to call, tho it’s obviously paralysed. It’s quite distressing really, I’m a bit shocked that the film has “gone there”- look accross at the kids, sensible firstborn knew not to watch, second kid has fallen asleep.
Spilled grain on the side of the road is blamed. Nothing to do with the remnant bush which overhangs all old roads, or the birds’ habits of flying at head height in big mobs- or the most obvious, that there’s shed loads more traffic on all the roads all the time. The Wilderness Society tells us to contact a politician to make truckies do more new compliance stuff.
Farmers are blamed for shooting them. This makes me bristle a bit- although I’m quite aware that there were bounties paid right up to the seventies, I simply don’t think it’s at all true any more- it’s just not a worthwhile mitigation method, even ignoring the crippling six-figure fines. Bogans maybe, but tellingly, after showing starving birds, heat stressed birds, paraplegic birds, and birds getting run over, they can’t show us gunshot birds, even in x-ray.
Film ends with footage of Main Roads dozers pushing over old trees to the mourning of protests. “it’s funny you know, us farmers can’t do any of that any more” i whisper to the wife… get hissed at.

Chatting to Frank after the end credits- he commutes from Dunsborough to Perth three days a week to lecture on Digital Animation at University (and yes, “lecture” and “university” are hardly a fit with “animation”). Find out he’s just bought a hideaway on the south coast which his family hopes to get to every other weekend.
“That wasn’t film of your cruiser bowling over a cocky, I hope?” i say, out of hissing range of the wife. F*ck him. He’s a nice bloke, but I’m sick to the back teeth of the richest most liesurely class of individuals ever to live on the planet not dealing with the shame of their work and pleasure lifestyle chewing up the very environment they love to look at outside the car window, and sledging distant politicians for not waving magic wands at the damage.

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 6:29 pm

Today’s Least Surprising Group Title:

“Teachers for Palestine”.

Where’s the link to contribute towards the tickets to send them there?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 23, 2024 6:35 pm

As my Dad once said, ‘to think you entrust your children to these people’.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
April 23, 2024 6:35 pm

LABOR POLITICIANS RUN AWAY FROM THEIR PUBLIC
A little bit of grass roots shenanigans last night.

Batemans Bay is on the NSW south coast 2 hours east of Canberra. It has a population of 20k. It is sometimes called “Canberra’s Beach” and in summer 80k of tourists arrive.

Now Batemans Bay has a small hospital with an Emergency Department (ED).
Now NSW health has decided to close the ED forcing people to go south to Moruya hospital or north to Ulladulla hospital – both about 40 mins away on the highway.

So some locals got a petition together with 18,000 handwritten names (no online B/S). This was to be presented to the state member (ALP) at a meeting attended by about 200 citizens.

So first to speak was Fiona the federal ALP member. The Bay now has a Medicare clinic she said. What that had to do with an ED closure was a mystery.

Second to speak Michael the ALP state member who supported the ED closure but would present it to parliament but speak against it. Thanks mate.

Then the organiser said time to present the petition to Michael. Michael stood up. Fiona looked satisfied

But the organiser said given that Michael’s views he would give the petition to another. Who?
Mr Speakman (Liberal leader of the Opposition) just happened to be there with Andrew Constance an he jumped up and said he would take petition to Parliament and support it.

Fiona jumps up, shouts, shakes fist and then walks out. Michael confused shouts a few things and the turns tail and follows Fiona out the door. And they took with them a 40 person rent a crowd who had been vocal supporters.

A bit of good old out maouvering – lovely to watch.

But the cowards walked out and failed to do the promised Q&A with their constituents.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 23, 2024 6:40 pm

Despicable people

cohenite
April 23, 2024 6:41 pm

Biden’s admin has nothing to do with the prosecution of Trump:

Former Biden DOJ Lawyer Opens Arguments in Trump’s NYC Trial (dailysignal.com)

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 23, 2024 6:45 pm

I foresee Dancing With The Stars. Courier Mail:

Former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has enlisted notorious celebrity agent Max Markson as she plots her post-politics journey.

The move comes more than four months after she retired as Premier and quit parliament, in a shock announcement that took many in her own party by surprise.

Her exit after eight years in the top job followed mounting criticism about her leadership and concern from within the Labor Party about whether she could win a fourth election.

FMD

Crossie
Crossie
April 23, 2024 6:48 pm

Just watched the financial report on Channel 7 news being presented by a female in a short dress. I don’t think she is used to wearing a dress often, she stood as if she was wearing trousers. Not only do the young reporters have a problem with the English language, they also don’t know how to look elegant. I expect they would be horribly miffed if someone tried to discreetly give them a few pointers.

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 6:53 pm

…a shock announcement that took many in her own party by surprise.

I think the appropriate acronym in response is…ROTFLMAO.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 23, 2024 6:57 pm

Former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has enlisted notorious celebrity agent Max Markson as she plots her post-politics journey.

She should start an OnlyFans page.

Crossie
Crossie
April 23, 2024 6:58 pm

Former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has enlisted notorious celebrity agent Max Markson as she plots her post-politics journey.

Would Max be Sharri Marksin’s father?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 23, 2024 7:03 pm

Earlier:

We’ll be in Portugal in August, doing a river cruise from Lisbon to Porto

Report back on the amount of knotted hankies, blood pudding consumption and wailing about the earthquake 250 years earlier.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 23, 2024 7:04 pm

Reposted for excellence, from 9.35:

Iranian fighter Ali Heibati kicked a ring girl in the buttocks to push her out of the octagon, claiming it was against his religion.

…..

How does he imagine his religion becomes binding on other people like the girl doing her job.

Just kidding. We know how. He thinks his religion gives him authority over everyone. The idea that she might also have rights of her own is so far-fetched that it would not even occur to him

Roger
Roger
April 23, 2024 7:06 pm

Lambie on Musk. My gorge rises.

There is an upside…she’s getting off X.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 23, 2024 7:06 pm

I don’t think she is used to wearing a dress often, she stood as if she was wearing trousers

Name wouldn’t have been Britney, would it?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 23, 2024 7:21 pm

gamely raises and swivels its head to call, tho it’s obviously paralysed. It’s quite distressing really

There is something so absolutely gut-wrenching about a paralysed animal.

When its one you love dearly it is a torment.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 23, 2024 7:22 pm

Lambie- Palmer’s poisonous egg

rosie
rosie
April 23, 2024 7:22 pm

Lambie is off x already.
I’m hoping Elon was assiduous in granting her wish.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 23, 2024 7:28 pm

Lambie on Musk. On the bandwagon.

As CL puts it: “Lambie dressed as Dutton.”

And on the same day as “Gasablanca”.

lol. There is no doubt CL missed his metier somewhere in his career – a top sub-head writer in journalism or a king-pin in advertising.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 23, 2024 7:30 pm

Lambie on Musk. My gorge rises.

She accuses elon of spreading hatred. Hatred of whom? Terrorists?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 23, 2024 7:32 pm

I know that type of low life army slag only too well.

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