Open Thread – Anzac Day 2024


The Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba 1917, George Lambert, 1920

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 25, 2024 4:11 pm

who served under Nelson at Waterloo or Patton at El Alamein.

Poorate Pete come on down.

Peter FitzSimons
@Peter_Fitz

I am Rommel devotee. He was not a Nazi. I was invited to Afrika Korps reunion circa 2003 and those old men spoke of him with extraordinary affection. One story was from an old officer who was with Rommel when he got Hitler order to kill 30 Jews. “We never got this.” Ripped it up!
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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 25, 2024 4:11 pm

Photos in from the London son of the Hyde Park dawn service. About 1000 attendees, mostly young, and a beautiful dawn sky. Vigilance warnings and bus loads of the Met’s finest in attendance, but no nonsense.

Thank you, Cat readers who have served.

calli
calli
April 25, 2024 4:16 pm

I was tempted to do a roll call of the many family who have served and some few who perished.

But I’ll make a cup of tea instead. Plus cake.

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 4:17 pm

Democrats Indicting 18 Republicans in Arizona For Claiming Trump Won 2020

We now have another Democrat screwing with the 2024 election to ensure they win. Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes manipulated a grand jury in Arizona on Wednesday, indicting 18 Republicans with conspiracy, fraud, and forgery for submitting a document to Congress “falsely” declaring that Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in Arizona during the 2020 presidential election. She has listed a “prior U.S. president,” presumably referring to President Trump, as an unindicted co-conspirator. Mayes blacked out the names of seven individuals she indicted, saying they would be released once they were served.
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What is wrong with our legal system is that they can indict anybody for anything. I recommend you read America on Trial. All the famous cases that were wrongful prosecutions. You will be shocked at how the government abuses the law all the time.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/democrats-indicting-18-republicans-in-arizona-for-claiming-trump-won-2020/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

JC
JC
April 25, 2024 4:20 pm

2024 Race: Dead Heat: Biden 46%, Trump 46%, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Support For Legal Abortion Reaches All-Time High

I’m beginning to think most of this polling isn’t just crap but made up.

For months, we’ve been told how polls are suggesting there is a very strong tendency in black and Hispanic minorities moving to Trump. If that’s so, and I think it is, then how is it not reflecting in national polling?

calli
calli
April 25, 2024 4:20 pm

The Beloved’s dad and my two uncles served in North Africa.

They didn’t like Rommel much. Can’t imagine why.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 25, 2024 4:21 pm

BoN:

Videos surfaced of Bibbidi, who is clearly a man with a mustache wearing a dress and sprinkling pixie dust on children, leading many parents not to want to go to the park to subject their children to this kind of gaslighting on gender.

If someone were to be outraged as to burn down one of the Disney parks, I would buy him beer all night. (Just as long as no one was in the park to be hurt.)

Pogria
Pogria
April 25, 2024 4:21 pm

Here’s the ugly skank that wore the checkerboard rug to the Dawn Service.

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Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 4:23 pm

People are terrified of the Muz. Over the years they have seen knifings around the world. Heads cut off, throats slashed, rapes, abductions, hijacking … London Bridge, Martin Place, Bataclan, Melbourne, Egypt, Syria, Israel.. the list is endless. All for insulting Izlam.
All this works on a deep level. It is the subconscious.

I agree. The sheer barbarity of these guys chills the blood of us urbanised lot. The short bloody time of ISIS – when we saw footage of the moments before they beheaded those poor damn western workers, and their own NE mob lined up (for convenience) so their severed heads went into the river below, the burning of the caged pilots etc etc…. had the desired effect.

And it is pointless to object that modern warfare is equally bloody. Of course it is. But face to face with focussed terrorism is….terrorising.

Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 4:26 pm

The government has previously said the civil defamation finding was not enough to strip Roberts-Smith of his military decorations, which he was wearing today.
The Perth-born former soldier’s display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra last year had a new 84-word plaque installed next to it to acknowledge the court’s finding that he was a war criminal.

OMG. I seen it.

Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 4:28 pm

OMG. I seen it.

Rather, I HAVNT seen it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 4:28 pm

John Atkinson: Anzac Day tragedy as World War II veteran dies on way to dawn serviceThe Nightly
Thu, 25 April 2024 1:00 P.M.

A World War II veteran has died on his way to his local dawn service.

South Australian local newspaper the Yorke Peninsula Country Times reported that Port Broughton veteran John Atkinson fell off his gopher on his way to the service.
His son Russell told the Times that passers-by helped him to get back onto his gopher, but he fell again. An ambulance was called but despite the paramedics’ best efforts he died at the scene.
“He was very much looking forward to taking part in the dawn service, and later leading the local march from the RSL, as he has done many times before,” Mr Atkinson said.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 25, 2024 4:31 pm

Not sure why the DNC is doing this in AZ.
The GOP has fractured into three in the state.
McCain GOP.
and the American first faction has now split.
I think AZ is almost certain to be a blue state in November.

Zippster
Zippster
April 25, 2024 4:32 pm

Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract

Macro-data during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) are shown to have significant data anomalies and inconsistencies with existing explanations. This paper shows that the UK spike in deaths, wrongly attributed to COVID-19 in April 2020, was not due to SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was largely absent, but was due to the widespread use of Midazolam injections which were statistically very highly correlated (coefficient over 90 percent) with excess deaths in all regions of England during 2020. Importantly, excess deaths remained elevated following mass vaccination in 2021, but were statistically uncorrelated to COVID injections, while remaining significantly correlated to Midazolam injections. The widespread and persistent use of Midazolam in UK suggests a possible policy of systemic euthanasia. Unlike Australia, where assessing the statistical impact of COVID injections on excess deaths is relatively straightforward, UK excess deaths were closely associated with the use of Midazolam and other medical intervention. The iatrogenic pandemic in the UK was caused by euthanasia deaths from Midazolam and also, likely caused by COVID injections, but their relative impacts are difficult to measure from the data, due to causal proximity of euthanasia. Global investigations of COVID-19 epidemiology, based only on the relative impacts of COVID disease and vaccination, may be inaccurate, due to the neglect of significant confounding factors in some countries.

A policy of involuntary euthanasia, in days gone by would have been labeled as murder, but these days of war on democracy, capitalism and caucasians it seems to be default policy of the uniparty.

Now it’s not clear whether this is a deflection from or an addition to the ravages of the genetic experimental injectables many were subjected to, with excess deaths still chugging along blissfully.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 25, 2024 4:33 pm

For the same reasons, I think Georgia will be a red sate in Nov.
The DNC has split and it’s hard to organise your foot soldiers when this happens.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 25, 2024 4:41 pm

Bob I wouldn’t care if it were the lot running or is it really ruining Disney. For not being religious I hope that they burn in hell but somehow I think they are already there.

wretch
wretch
April 25, 2024 4:53 pm

At the post march ANZAC service I went to today in a Qld regional town, wreaths were laid by kids from all the local schools, some obviously made in class. Come time for the music of the New Zealand and Australian national to be played over the PA, kids from the primary school sang the Oz anthem, not on a stage just from the crowd, both verses. Some teachers are seriously good, others that are not so good get all the publicity.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 4:56 pm

A link to the paper mentioned in Zulu’s 2:53 p.m. news extract regarding women in the ADF. The research, by the way, concerned interviews with just 22 female ex-members of the ADF. Essentially, this is self-reporting, and I’m not aware yet (I haven’t had time to read past the intro) if any of the interviewees’ claims were examined for evidentiary reasons.

(Don’t get me wrong, I don’t object to research about women in the military, but we need to be aware of the research methodology).

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/4/479

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Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 5:01 pm

Latest from Jim Rickards:

I. The Russian Economy is Booming!
While the kinetic war has been playing out, the US is also conducting a financial war against Russia in the form of economic sanctions. This war is going even worse than the kinetic war, as reported by Reuters.
The Russian economy is booming! Let’s look at the data. Russian bank profits for 2024 are projected to exceed the record profits in 2023. The Russian economy currently has an unemployment rate of 2.8% while the US unemployment rate is 3.9%.
Russia is also growing at full capacity and has spot labour shortages. Her economy grew at an annualised rate of 5.5% in 2023 and 7.0% this year so far (according to the latest data) while the US economy is growing at about 2.4%, according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank GDPNow estimate.
The ruble is steady at about 92:1 (compare this to Biden’s claims from 2022 that ‘the ruble will be rubble’).
Russia’s debt-to-GDP level is 17.2%, compared to the US level of 131.0%. By every measure, Russia’s economy is outperforming the US and is doing so on a more sustainable level from a debt perspective. This is all while the US economy is stalling out and European economies (and Japan) are in recession.
US financial sanctions against Russia have been a complete failure.
As if all this were not bad enough, the dumbest idea is to steal $300 billion of US Treasury securities owned by Russia and use the money to pay for the Ukraine war. The Treasury securities were legally purchased by Russia using dollars earned through the sale of oil prior to the war.
They were frozen in early 2022. That means the securities are still legally owned by Russia, but they cannot be sold or pledged and Russia cannot receive the interest or cash at maturity. Now the US is going a step further and trying to seize these assets. This is outright theft and a violation of the Sovereign Immunities Act, but the US is going ahead.
There are a number of hare-brained variations on this, including seizing the interest only (about $6 billion), seizing the assets in the US only (about $20 billion; the rest are located in Europe), and borrowing $60 billion with the loan secured by the notes so that when Ukraine defaults (a near certainty), the lenders can seize the notes.
Of course, if the Russian assets are stolen, Russia will retaliate by seizing over $300 billion of mostly European assets located in Russia including energy, mining and telecommunications projects. Russia won’t be hurt financially, but international direct foreign investment will.
There seems to be no realisation that this theft will destroy the creditworthiness of the United States. Countries with large Treasury holdings such as China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia will start moving their reserves to physical gold, which cannot be seized (one reason gold prices have been surging lately).
The bottom line is that the war is going badly for the US militarily, financially and politically. Investors should prepare for a financial meltdown as this plays out. Physical gold and cash are the best go-to assets in an environment like this.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 25, 2024 5:06 pm

Vicki I’m pretty sure physical gold in Australia can be siezed by government but not if in coin form.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 25, 2024 5:11 pm

If that’s so, and I think it is, then how is it not reflecting in national polling?

Didnt you get the meme, the election will be decided by the Swifty votes!
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feelthebern
feelthebern
April 25, 2024 5:14 pm

People should google FDR & gold.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 5:16 pm

Extracted from Zulu’s earlier post re females in the ADF:

These included a higher suicide rate for female veterans…

The above quote would seem to imply that female veterans had a higher suicide rate compared to their male counterparts. That is what seems to be intimated to me.

Going back to the initial data however (not the raw data, but the infographic in the source reference), it is stated that female veterans had LOWER suicide rates than their male counterparts, but compared to female non-veterans, their suicide rate was twice as high. (Unfortunately, the raw numbers are not available here).

Given the narrative of the entire article, this statement – removed from context – could be misleading. What a surprise!

(NONE of the above should be interpreted as intending to devalue the role of women in the ADF, or of their health outcomes).

An extract from the report:

The sub-theme of having to prove themselves worthy of a military identity pervaded the interviews. This emphasizes that equality and acceptance is not automatically given to women. The emphasis was on earning the respect of others by working harder in a particular job or task to prove they were as capable as men.

A question for the Cat vets (not me): As a raw recruit, I’d imagine you had a lot to prove to everyone around you? That ‘acceptance’ was NOT automatically accorded, despite the intimation in the extract above?

(I’ve skimmed through almost the whole of the research report, and while interesting, I cannot help thinking that they were trying very hard to see things that possibly were not there. Of the interviewees, by the way, six were officers and seven had been NCOs. One was a recruit with only six months service (basic training, presumably). Twenty-one of the 22 interviews were done over the phone or via Zoom. NONE of the interviewees edited the transcripts of their interview, or provided further information).

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rosie
rosie
April 25, 2024 5:20 pm

I roll called close family, dad, two of his brothers, four great uncles two from each side and a grandfather in law, the younger ones are are also very close.
I’m also pleased some stayed at home, hard enough on mothers to have some go, can’t imagine the worry if all went.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 5:23 pm

Cats – Ozzies are being administered the very rough end of a massive pineapple* up their figurative fundament.

Just get a load of this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GL203qiakAA3ukM?format=jpg&name=small

Big fat stupid government – you know you want it up ya … 😡

*Subsequently distributed very generously all over their pizza, just as they’re about to hoe in … 🙁

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 25, 2024 5:24 pm

Proper countries get bigfoot or the abominable snowman.

This is the best Australia can manage.
https://imgflip.com/i/8nyfwl

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 25, 2024 5:30 pm

mole!

Again with creepy links.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 5:30 pm

Here’s the ugly skank that wore the checkerboard rug to the Dawn Service.

Which slag was that? Remember when Gillard and Bryce were giggling during the Darwin bombing commemoration?

Rabz
April 25, 2024 5:37 pm

ANZAC Day – Cats – my ol’ man, for all his faults* got out there and risked his backside in New Guinea for this stupid, stupid country.

He was no warrior. But he did emerge from the greatest conflict in human history having not taken lives but having saved many. He was naturally at home with peoples of the Hebrew persuasion, many of whom he helped heal in this country after the war.

Along many others of his generation, we will never see their like again.

*Of which there were a lot less than mine …

Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 5:43 pm

People should google FDR & gold.

Have done – seems to apply to US – but scary.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 25, 2024 5:46 pm

Big fat stupid government – you know you want it up ya … ?

In The Australian, the Mocker sums up Albanese’s many failures and broken commitments in a ‘resignation letter’. The ‘letter’ ends thusly:

If I remain in this position, I have three prospects. First, I could be the first Prime Minister in nearly 100 years to lead a first-term government to defeat. Second, I could be rolled by my own party before the next election. Third, I could end up with a hung parliament next year. I’d have to share a podium with Greens leader Adam Bandt, and everyone would know who was wearing the trousers.

I cannot face any of those possibilities. Accordingly, I have formally advised the Governor-General that I will step down as Prime Minister today.

On a brighter note, this just happens to be the date I qualify for an indexed prime ministerial pension of around $400K a year. Not a bad little earner to supplement an already lucrative property portfolio.

It’s quite a list. A solid qualifier in a strong field for Worst Australian Government Evah.

However, given Dutton appears to be determined to lose the election with his Nuclear Plan for NetZero, I’m afraid history has yet to see Australia’s actual Worst Government.

Delta A
Delta A
April 25, 2024 5:51 pm

So, you vowed that you would never eat crickets. Surprise! You’re probably eating them already.

Acheta powder/flour/protein is obtained by grinding/milling farmed crickets. Its use should be noted on packaging in case people have a crustacean allergy.

What foods have Acheta protein in them?

Foods that contain Acheta powder include energy bars, protein shakes, and baked goods like cookies, muffins, and bread. The versatile powder can also be found in pasta, crackers, and even snack chips.20 Feb 2023

Good luck trying to avoid them.
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Rabz
April 25, 2024 5:52 pm

It’s quite a list. A solid qualifier in a strong field for Worst Australian Government Evah.

labore governments* – the economic concept of diminishing returns writ large, in real life, for the remainder of time.

*Leavened with many spectacularly equally disastrous gliberal governments

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 25, 2024 5:57 pm

From my limited experience of ADF female members from Stirling, Cresswell and ADFA there are a large number of dikes. Hissy fits galore. Too many easy pickings. Not surprised they have a higher rate of suicide than the general populace.

MareeS
MareeS
April 25, 2024 5:57 pm

Dear Spouse has had a weird Anzac Day. He and his old army mates were 4th intake conscripts, from every state except South Australia, trained together at Singleton & Canungra etc, deployed to Vietnam Dec 12 1966.

Nobody came from SA in their group, so this year they decided to have a reunion in Adelaide. For no apparent reason other than that.

Spouse and I used to pass through here on various traverses across this wide brown land of ours, usually in the aftermath of some mass murder or other (which we secretly vicariously followed, as old school media types) but today it is a seriously weird and bogan place.

We are based at Glenelg, a sort of antipodean Blackpool complete with Ferris wheel and people in puffer jackets and knitted beanies in quite mild and sunny conditions.

Can anyone explain this place? (btw, the people at the local RSL sub-branch were fantastic, made us very welcome.)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 25, 2024 5:59 pm

MareeS I hope you weren’t staying at the Lying Slappers place in Glenelg?

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 25, 2024 6:00 pm

The Mocker in fine form:

THE MOCKER
Anthony Albanese has over-estimated himself his whole political life

Next month marks Anthony Albanese’s second anniversary as Prime Minister. The Mocker took the liberty of writing his speech for the occasion.

Two years ago I stood before a cheering crowd at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, where I claimed victory for Labor. “I’ve been underestimated my whole life,” I triumphantly proclaimed.

That was true. But reflecting on my government’s many failings during the last two years, particularly the rising cost of living and the inability to protect this country from both external and internal threats, I’ve reluctantly reached a conclusion. And that is I’ve over-estimated myself for my whole political life.

I promised on election night that I would seek “common purpose and promote unity” and “not fear and division”. For good measure I also added: “It is what I have sought to do throughout my political life”. But the truth is I have long revelled in conflict, division, and petty sniping. That is my nature.

I have presented many faces to the public, a practice otherwise known as telling the audience what they want to hear. Two months before the 2022 election, I gave an interview to The Daily Telegraph, claiming Labor was “the party of mainstream Australia”. I made a big show of distancing myself from the Greens, saying I was pro-business and would implement economically “realistic” policies.

That was a façade. I knew it was a façade. You knew it was a façade. Only ten years before I had, as a cabinet minister in the Gillard government, tearfully lamented that the upheaval in Labor’s leadership was distracting me from my core business of class warfare.

“I like fighting Tories,” I said. “It’s what I do.”

That was one of the rare occasions the public got to see an upfront Anthony Albanese. I was a teenager when I embraced far-left politics, and I’ve never relinquished the ideology of envy and antagonism. I define myself not by what I’m for but what I’m against.

As for my love of fighting, that needs qualifying. I’m big on shrill denunciations while pointing the finger at the other side. I’ll posture for the camera and yell exhortations like “smash her”, when a member of the Opposition speaks. It’s all theatre, though. In short, I’m a piss and wind warrior.

“I won’t run and hide from responsibility,” I said in a pre-election speech. “I won’t go missing when the going gets tough.” It’s just my ticker that will go missing, I should have added. They were just a couple of the many promises and assurances I have given over the last few years, all of which were about as believable as a bedtime fairy tale.

I told the Australian public on the eve of the election: “Labor will be every bit as strong in defending Australian values against any push by China or any nation trying to undermine them”. So what did I do when a Chinese warship deliberately used its sonar to injure our naval divers? I kept that under wraps until I finished my pre-departure press conference at San Francisco, so the media couldn’t ask me if I’d raised this incident with President Xi Jinping during our APEC summit meeting.

I’m forever telling everyone that my government is “keeping Australians safe,” yet I refuse to call out the growing number of Islamic extremists in this country. I’m paralysed by the thought of losing safe Labor seats in Western Sydney. Every aspect of our foreign policy concerning the Middle East is assessed according to that narrow consideration.

My government even refused a modest request by the US to send a warship into the Red Sea as part of a global effort to protect shipping lanes from Houthi rebel attacks. Do you know who praised us for that decision? China’s state-owned media, that’s who. “It is sensible for Australia to continue distancing itself from the US”, said the Global Times. That says it all.

I know that Jews throughout the Western world, including those in Australia, increasingly fear for their safety. One reason for that here is my government offers only token support for them, because we are more worried about offending Muslim voters.

Take for example my reaction to the disgraceful protests outside the Sydney Opera House just days after the horrific atrocities of October 7. Asked at a press conference about that ugly demonstration, I resorted to false equivalence. “I’m concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism,” I said. “I’m concerned as well about Islamophobia, which has impacted in this country as well,” I added. To put that in context, many of Western Sydney’s Middle Eastern residents had only hours before taken to the streets to celebrate the biggest mass murder of Jewish civilians since the Holocaust, and there I was waving the anti-Islamophobia finger.

Just before the election I promised the business community that my party was no threat to their members. “Labor will be a friend of business,” I cooed. “You can only be a friend of the worker if you’re also a friend of business.” That was yet another case of Al-bunkum. As Business Council of Australia chief executive Bran Black observed in February, our industrial relations ‘reforms’ would “[take] workplaces back to the 1970s where unions brought Australia to a grinding halt” and drive up the cost of living.

I also said before the election that I would take my lead from Bob Hawke and Paul Keating if I were to become Prime Minister. Any remaining iota of pretence to that effect disappeared in April when I announced the Future Made in Australia Act, otherwise known as the new protectionism.

As for my commitment to protecting Australia’s borders, that’s also a farce. As of April, three boatloads of illegal maritime arrivals had reached the mainland. Fear not, I said, our commitment to maintaining Operation Sovereign Borders has not changed. Just like I insisted repeatedly that we would honour our promise to implement the Morrison government’s Stage 3 tax cuts. “My word is my bond,” I would say. “Our position has not changed.” And I continued these reassurances and denials right up until the moment I announced we had reneged on our commitment. So much for my election campaign launch declaration when I said: “I can promise you I’ll always tell it straight.”

I wasn’t being straight with you when I said that day that the average household power bill would fall by $275 under a Labor government. I wasn’t being straight with you when I said there would be no changes to taxes on superannuation. I wasn’t being straight with you when I told you I would commission a full inquiry into the nation’s response to the pandemic. And I wasn’t being straight with you when I insisted that the proposed Indigenous voice to parliament – which would have meant entrenching a racially based activist group in our constitution – would function merely as an “advisory body”.

As I mentioned, I said I wanted to emulate Hawke and Keating. Like them or loathe them, you knew who was running the country when they held the top job. Now commentators mention those two in conjunction with my name only to demonstrate the jarring contrast between their cabinets and mine. I’m Prime Minister in name only. ‘I’m way out of my depth’ doesn’t begin to describe it. I’m a political midget trying to straddle the Mariana Trench.

If I remain in this position, I have three prospects. First, I could be the first Prime Minister in nearly 100 years to lead a first-term government to defeat. Second, I could be rolled by my own party before the next election. Third, I could end up with a hung parliament next year. I’d have to share a podium with Greens leader Adam Bandt, and everyone would know who was wearing the trousers.

I cannot face any of those possibilities. Accordingly, I have formally advised the Governor-General that I will step down as Prime Minister today.

On a brighter note, this just happens to be the date I qualify for an indexed prime ministerial pension of around $400K a year. Not a bad little earner to supplement an already lucrative property portfolio.

You didn’t expect me to fight the Tories for free, surely?

THE MOCKER 
The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials. He is deeply suspicious of those who seek increased regulation of speech and behaviour.

Oz

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 25, 2024 6:01 pm

Out of idle curiosity, I just flicked SBS World Movies on. Their current contribution to Anzac Day is Breaker Morant, the story of a murderer.

Maybe they will offer something more appropriate later.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 6:02 pm

It’s that day of the year when every bum who hasn’t so much as served a cup of tea to a fellow citizen, suddenly has to tell all and sundry about the “great, great, great grand uncle”

What a stupid and callous comment.
Most of the WW1 dead were very young and unmarried and hence never had children.
Without direct descendants, should they be simply forgotten by their extended clan?

billie
billie
April 25, 2024 6:03 pm

A mate’s father-in-law was in Milne Bay, PNG during WWII, part of a team running a searchlight there. It was towards the end of the war, he was young and had flat feet which is not suitable for infantry.

He fell off the tower one night pissed as a newt, got compo for the rest of his life he says. Not the top of the tower, just somewhere on it (he was pissed didn’t I say?)

It was his only ever overseas trip during his lifetime, a grand adventure and he loved it.

He and the other guys got together to reminisce about their time up there every ANZAC Day, a very happy event for them.

Not all war stories are bad I guess.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 6:04 pm

If only Rommel knew.

Roger
Roger
April 25, 2024 6:05 pm

Does anyone understand the current hysterics about the stabbing video?

There are literally countless videos on social media platforms displaying violent acts. Countless! The hysterics over this vid is just nonsense.

Our ruling caste can’t let an opportunity go to waste, JC.

Delta A
Delta A
April 25, 2024 6:10 pm

Afternoon tea/coffee today featured, of course, homemade Anzac biscuits. Went down very well with the troops (all nine of them) and from three dozen large bikkies, only eight remain to (potentially) see another day.

I caught Grandson swiping a fourth after his mum had declared stumps. He looked at me with pleading eyes, saying, “But Granny, you’re such a good cook! Pleeeease?”

Go ahead sweetie. Just don’t let your mum catch you.

PS: For those worrying that I overrode Mum’s orders, I looked for – and caught – her quick nod of approval. You can relax now.

PPS: no crickets were harmed in the making of these biscuits.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 6:13 pm

Does anyone understand the current hysterics about the stabbing video?

Pick me!
I know this one.
It has nothing to do with that stabbing in particular, or violence in general.
It is an attempt to filter narratives around similar events in the future.
If neo-Nazis blow up a kindergarten for blind kiddies, you will get to see it.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 25, 2024 6:14 pm

Their current contribution to Anzac Day is Breaker Morant, the story of a murderer.
Who went to a war that had nothing to do with him or Australia to help the Brits steal Boer gold.

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 6:20 pm

Boambee John
April 25, 2024 6:01 pm

Out of idle curiosity, I just flicked SBS World Movies on. Their current contribution to Anzac Day is Breaker Morant, the story of a murderer.

Breaker Morant a murderer? In a war?

Anyway, Ch92 GEM showed ‘The Cruel Sea’.

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Roger
Roger
April 25, 2024 6:21 pm

I wasn’t being straight with you…

And he wasn’t being straight when he promised to cut immigration and upskill Australians.

The Mocker, along with the media in general, seems to have forgotten that promise.

In the meantime, Albanese has migrated how many Australians out of their jobs & homes?

(The unemployment statistic you won’t see because not everyone applies for or is entitled to Jobseeker – the number of applicants for advertised jobs has on average tripled in 2024.)

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Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:23 pm

Regarding the comments about “Breaker Morant” above.

There are no easy decisions in war.

Having said that, I don’t give a rodent’s about Harry Morant, the dead bores* or all the rest of the mass murdering psychopathic imbeciles who happily send other peoples’ kiddies off to die for the pointless cause du jour.

WW1 was the greatest catastrophe in human history, with the collapse of the Roman Empire a long way behind after daylight.

Hindsight being a grate and not so rare gift.

And yes, if I sound like a hippee, I can afford to, being among the first generation of Ozzies who never had to risk their backsides for some abstract load of shite.

*Deliberate

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 6:24 pm

A true Marxist wrecker- as I’ve said before, I wonder what makes his mean little mind tick

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 6:26 pm

A hopeless transport minister apparently

Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:28 pm

the filtering of narratives

Could someone please stop this planet so I can disembark, I asks ya! 😕

Arky
April 25, 2024 6:31 pm

What a stupid and callous comment.

Most of the WW1 dead were very young and unmarried and hence never had children.

Without direct descendants, should they be simply forgotten by their extended clan? 

..
You know bloody well that those of whom I speak have zero interest in commemorating the dead, but are instead incapable of letting any occasion pass by without using it to draw attention to themselves.
I had one colleague who did nothing else but spout socialist nonsense and his every objection to the nation that begat him, but every ANZAC day we had to hear about the campaigns of his distant relatives. It had nothing to do with anything but his desire to impose himself on the day.
His rotation of topics:
“The Dismissal”His son’s prowess as a footballer.America racist and stupid.Australia’s dreadful past.Great uncle’s war record.

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Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:34 pm
Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 6:35 pm

Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:28 pm
the filtering of narratives

Could someone please stop this planet so I can disembark, I asks ya! https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/1f615.svg

Just read ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. Get a towel and hop off. An Inter Galactic Motorway is coming through.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

Roger
Roger
April 25, 2024 6:46 pm

Could someone please stop this planet so I can disembark, I asks ya!

Best I can do is a cottage in the country with a good wine cellar.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 6:51 pm
Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 6:51 pm

If only Rommel knew.

Reminds me of Spike Milligan and – Adolph Hitler, My Part in his Downfall –

comment image

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler:_My_Part_in_His_Downfall

Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:53 pm

How can you say that and lament an empire based on conquest?

On a certain day, let’s discuss this, Cats.

The nayzees with their quest for the big fat living room being a recent example.

In the last 150 years for example, who’s been out there conquesting some handy empires?

The Prussians?
The French?
The Soviets*?
The Nayzees?
The Yankees?

*Possibly the only exception to the rule and we all know how it turned out – Massive failure, unexpectedly.

Indolent
Indolent
April 25, 2024 6:55 pm
Rabz
April 25, 2024 6:58 pm

Oh, gee, I forgot – chinamen.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 7:02 pm

Several days old, but still relevant:

According to Israeli experts, Gaza is receiving far more than it needs, and the Americans know this down to the smallest details. The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has presented data to the Americans that 21 bakeries are operating in southern and central Gaza and another three in the north. They bake millions of pitas daily. The amount of water produced in the strip exceeds 5 gallons [19 litres] of drinking and cooking water per person per day…

[https://www.dailyalert.org/archive/2024-04/2024-04-21.html].

Pogria
Pogria
April 25, 2024 7:14 pm

The Eagle has Landed, is on World Movies at 9.30. Great flick.

I have a question about our Plod efficiency.
Over the last couple of days, Plod, 400 of them to be exact, have rounded up seven or so mussie retards.

Why haven’t Plod been able to find the “Black Clad Nayzees”, that paraded their wares in Melbourne at a couple of “get togethers”, one of which included the Champion of Female Rights, Miss Kellie Jay Keen?

It shouldn’t be so bloody hard to identify them. One of them is the son of a serving, high ranking Plod. Riddle me this Cats.

I know, I know.

Vicki
Vicki
April 25, 2024 7:14 pm

According to Israeli experts, Gaza is receiving far more than it needs, and the Americans know this down to the smallest details. The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has presented data to the Americans that 21 bakeries are operating in southern and central Gaza and another three in the north. 

Why am I not surprised?

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 7:15 pm

… nobody can explain how it is possible to decide to cut off the arm of an eight year-old girl and to let her shiver for hours bathed in her own blood until she dies if it is not motivated by a maniacal, transcendental ambition.

[Barbarians at the Gates of Israel by Fiamma Nirenstein – pdf].

Regardless of whose ‘side’ you take, I would also dry retch at the image described above if it were a Palestinian eight-year-old similarly hacked and left to die a slow, lonely death.

That such animalistic acts can be ‘justified’ and even celebrated, chops away like a machete at my faith in what I once thought was the intrinsic good in humanity.

I truly believe that the human species is devolving. Into what, and how deeply, I do not know, and am scared to think about.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 7:17 pm

An Arizona grand jury indicted several important allies of former President Donald Trump — including former Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arizona Republican Chair Kelli Ward, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — for their roles in disputing the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump Allies Indicted by Arizona Grandy Jury over Alternate Electors Plot (breitbart.com)

Shameless evil. What is it with these dumb nasty demonrat wimmin?

Rabz
April 25, 2024 7:28 pm

Why haven’t plod been able to find the “Black Clad Nayzees”

Poges, there are several possible explanations:

A. The former are as dumb as dogueshite
B. The former are busily occupied in a Maccas or Krustee Kreme queue
C. The former have been ordered to be even more useless than usual
D. All of the above

My money’s on D.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 25, 2024 7:32 pm

Mongs cant help but mong on Anzac day…

Dr. Rich Tapestry PhD https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f1f5-1f1f8.svg
@MildCuthbert
·
5h

This Anzac Day I am choosing to honour the many brave martyrs in the Palestinian resistance and their allies in Lebanon, Yemen and around the world.

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 25, 2024 7:35 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 7:35 pm

Nation’s ‘defence issues’ need addressing: Anderson
Staff writers
Former deputy prime minister John Anderson has questioned whether Australians today are “worthy descendants” of the Anzacs, after pro-Palestine rallies and terrorism-related charges coincided with the national day of remembrance.
Speaking to Sky News on Thursday night, Mr Anderson said Australia “desperately needed leadership” to address security and defence issues.
“We don’t know what we would do with the aliens in our midst, and let’s be really honest about this, we’ve got a real problem. We know there are people in our midst who we would have to assume hate us so much that they wouldn’t be on our side if something went wrong,” he said.
“What are the plans to identify those people and to make sure they don’t become a danger from within if we are involved with external dangers that may involve our defence forces.
“The questions are endless – and this is Anzac Day,” he continued. “Are we really worthy of those descendants, of those giants who laid down their lives, 62,000 in the First World War alone, to ensure that we can live like we do today? Are we really worthy descendants of them?”

Rabz
April 25, 2024 7:41 pm

the former are busily occupied in a Maccas or Krustee Kreme queue

What’s the movie where the wally behind the counter says, “The cholestoburger is for a cop” ?

Oh that’s right, this one … 🙂

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 7:44 pm

Miltonf
April 25, 2024 7:17 pm

An Arizona grand jury indicted several important allies of former President Donald Trump — including former Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arizona Republican Chair Kelli Ward, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — for their roles in disputing the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Already posted Up Fred – Martin Armstrong.

Junior Cretin approved.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 25, 2024 7:45 pm

I suppose one reason Labor want the clip removed from X is because they need to manage the collective fading from memory of an incident of Islamic violence. They need people to forget it. All the other platforms have complied!

And what is an eSafety Commissioner about. eSafety? So the point is they keep us safe? How? By not letting us hear anything they don’t approve of?

What am I saying! It is meant to k keep the Left safe.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 7:47 pm

“Are we really worthy of those descendants, of those giants who laid down their lives, 62,000 in the First World War alone, to ensure that we can live like we do today? Are we really worthy descendants of them?”

In a word:

NO

Indolent
Indolent
April 25, 2024 7:50 pm

Watch your blood pressure.

The Liberal Party has fallen

Rabz
April 25, 2024 7:52 pm
Rabz
April 25, 2024 7:54 pm

When too much Duuuuuhhhhhhage is barely enough …

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 7:55 pm

Is that Lay? The former canbra punk rocker?

Indolent
Indolent
April 25, 2024 8:00 pm
Arky
April 25, 2024 8:04 pm

Mother Lode

 April 25, 2024 7:45 pm

I suppose one reason Labor want the clip removed from X is because they need to manage the collective fading from memory..

 Reply to  Mother Lode

They couldn’t give a damn about the clip.

They wanted to move the story from the events themselves onto a bogus censorship debate.

Everyone took the bait.

..
It’s called framing.
There was a story. They didn’t like the story. They asked “How can we frame this story to our liking”?
They then made a decision to frame it as a censorship issue, or in their words “a community safety issue”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 25, 2024 8:04 pm

Sharri does a spot of slicing and dicing of Julie Inman Grant and her pal Turnbull.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 8:04 pm

From the Oz:

COST OF EXISTING

Inflation pain since the shamdemic: biggest cost rises

Bread up 25 per cent, fuel up 38 per cent: no wonder households are hurting, and new CPI* figures show inflation’s impact on necessities. See the 20 biggest rises.

The biggest rises for me have been those levied by the ultimate extortion racketeers – “insurers”, some of their “products” I’ve since ditched, you evil xunts.

30 – 50% increases over the last two years. You parasitic pieces of shite. I am coming for you and not to say a friendly hello.

*The CPI is not a measure of cost increases borne by consumers. Anyone who thinks it is deserves to fork out 30% more on their “insurance”, you morons …

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Cassie of Sydney
April 25, 2024 8:05 pm

Pick me!
I know this one.
It has nothing to do with that stabbing in particular, or violence in general.
It is an attempt to filter narratives around similar events in the future.
If neo-Nazis blow up a kindergarten for blind kiddies, you will get to see it.

Correctamundo. Just got back after attending a function where Brendan O’Neil of Spiked spoke. Brendan and another speaker basically said exactly the same thing as you, This desire to censor the footage is solely about manipulating the political narrative because the reality of the video, of a Mussie adolescent stabbing a Christian, just doesn’t suit Sleazy’s preferred narrative.

Who here honestly reckons Sleazy, that ghastly American ‘eSkank’ et al would be calling for a video to be censored if it had been a Jew or Christian who’d gone into a mosque and stabbed an imam?

Nah….nah…..nah.

This is why I’m very glad Bishop Man Mari has spoken up and said….NO…the video should not be taken down, and free speech is important, So, why has he spoken up? You see, because the good Bishop, and the Jews, Christians, Yazidis, atheists, gays etc who derive from the Middle East ALL know what they are dealing with. They know the optics are important, they know the truth is important.

As I’ve said here before, the Assyrians who turned up to riot did us all a big favour. They knew the NSWaffen would try and cover it up, referring to the stabber as ‘mentally ill’. We should thank those Assyrian rioters.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 25, 2024 8:08 pm

Best I can do is a cottage in the country with a good wine cellar.
I endorse this message. Run for your lives!

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 8:08 pm

Some light relief.

Captain Kremmen and the Blonde Carla –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bznaU3NZYzM

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 8:18 pm

Michael Parkinson interviews “Cupid Stunt” in 1982 –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBW8L198GQ

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
April 25, 2024 8:22 pm

Rabz, you forgot E) the former WERE the “Black Clad Nayzees”…

rosie
rosie
April 25, 2024 8:26 pm
132andBush
132andBush
April 25, 2024 8:26 pm

The questions are endless – and this is Anzac Day,” he continued. “Are we really worthy of those descendants, of those giants who laid down their lives, 62,000 in the First World War alone, to ensure that we can live like we do today? Are we really worthy descendants of them?”

Since Covid?
Absolutely no way.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 8:27 pm

Bill McMaher: I’m going to state the bleeding obvious – Hollyweird is full o’ pedophiles, I tells ya!

His beloved contemporaries (audible in space): Naaarrrrneeerrraaaghh!!!

calli
calli
April 25, 2024 8:28 pm

We should thank those Assyrian rioters.

It looks like it.

Andrew Bolt had an interesting guest tonight – an Anglican scholar who has specialised in Koranic studies and Islam in general.

His point – the Assyrian Christians have a long and brutal history of repression and murder by the local Muslims. And suppression by the authorities. They needed to see the atrocity, to have it recorded and to do everything in their power to have the video unmolested by the powers that be. This is their history, playing out in a Sydney suburb.

In addition, as Arabic speakers, they are more than aware of the hostility towards them by the local Muslims. The breakup is around 50-50 in the Wakely area and surrounding suburbs. Things are said there that do not make it into the news. If it did, we would have a much better idea of why they feel threatened. It is real.

And how “real” does it have to get? Their own bishop stabbed in his church by someone acting for a violent Islamic cell. Another lie told immediately by the authorities – some “Lone Wolf”. Not content with that lie, they then sought to suppress the video of the crime, meanwhile deploying a vast number of police to investigate terrorist links. Can’t have it both ways, but it appears these liars think they can.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 8:36 pm

As I’ve said here before, the Assyrians who turned up to riot did us all a big favour. They knew the NSWaffen would try and cover it up, referring to the stabber as ‘mentally ill’. We should thank those Assyrian rioters.

And all Commissioner Karen wanted to talk about the next day was “damaged and destroyed police cars”, warning the vandals to “expect a knock on the door”.
No mention of a door-knock campaign to turn over the associates of the little scrote who might have encouraged him to try to gouge someone’s eyes out with a butcher’s knife.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 8:44 pm

The definitive Economics text, for all you Cat kidee economists out there:

“Voodoo Economics”: Perfessor George “Papa Doc” Bush

The many glowing testimonies speak for themselves:

“It’s as unreadable as I am incomprehensible and unintelligible”: Gnome Chomskee

“The entire gulf war contretemps could have avoided had any woild leader attempted to successfully wade through this monstrous verbal sludge”: Colon Powell III

“I did not get it on with that woman”: Bill Clinton

Johnny Rotten
April 25, 2024 8:44 pm

calli
April 25, 2024 8:28 pm

We should thank those Assyrian rioters

Not really. Who pays for all the damage caused? The rioters? Good luck with that one. So that leaves you. As you are thanking them. FFS.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 25, 2024 8:46 pm

The CPI is not a measure of cost increases borne by consumers

It is the ratio of Earned Value to Actual Cost – or BCWP/ACWP.

calli
calli
April 25, 2024 8:51 pm

Didn’t you bother to read the rest of my comment, Johnny?

Two tier policing exposed, lies at the highest level while conducting an investigation in the background, fears of suppression of the crime justified, interference from both major parties over the obvious nature of the crime.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 8:59 pm

Commonwealth launches bail challenge for accused terror teen
By joanna panagopoulos ,

  • Reporter

liam mendes

  • Reporter

and alexi demetriadi

  • NSW Political Reporter
  • 8:32PM April 25, 2024

A 14-year-old boy who allegedly had videos of beheadings and ­Islamic State anthems on his phone was granted bail by a ­Parramatta magistrate, forcing the commonwealth to launch an appeal to keep him behind bars.
The appeal against the 14-year-old being granted bail came as it was revealed some of the other four alleged terrorist teens were already in front of the courts for assaults and one was allegedly on the NDIS for psychological issues.
The five teens were arrested after material on the device of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed an Assyrian Christian bishop last week during mass led law-enforcement ­officials to a messaging group on an encrypted app where the teens were allegedly discussing terror plots.
All five teens faced Parramatta Local Court on Thursday. Three on terrorism offences were put into remand without applying for bail, a 17-year-old charged over possessing extremist material was denied bail, and the youngest on extremist material charges was allowed to leave custody due partly to his age.
The 14 year-old was allegedly found during the raid to have videos of beheadings and other violent acts overlaid with the ISIS emblem and music on his phone. Children’s Court magistrate Paul Mulroney granted bail largely because of his age and information he “did not intend to deliberately support terrorism”. But the boy remains in custody after commonwealth prosecutors indicated they would appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court.
Mr Mulroney said while police did not allege the boys had necessarily created or shared any of the imagery, “the young person has received it, he’s seen it, (and) he’s done nothing about it”.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 9:07 pm

Eyeless in Gaza.
I’ve posted a link to this great article some months ago. Indeed, the article itself dates from October last year, but it is still fascinating.

To summarise: U.S. trained, equipped, and financially-supported state security forces in Lebanon assisted Hezbollocks and h@m@s in counter-intel operations which may have seriously hampered Israeli intel collection in the 12 or so months leading up to the 7 Oct massacres last year. Rather strangely, neither the U.S. sponsored Lebanese, nor U.S. sigint sources in the eastern Mediterranean, provided any hints of the pre-7 Oct planning and training in Lebanon.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 9:09 pm

Weren’t they accusing Reagan of ‘voodoo economics’? The guy was a giant compared to the rubbish that followed him.

rosie
rosie
April 25, 2024 9:10 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 25, 2024 9:11 pm

Think too that all those years ago, the old perv was in congress, elected by cretins and deadshits in Delaware.

rosie
rosie
April 25, 2024 9:16 pm

“Care must be taken to not confuse his support for his religious beliefs with support for terrorism.”
It’s the same thing hunny bunny

cohenite
April 25, 2024 9:18 pm

I truly believe that the human species is devolving. Into what, and how deeply, I do not know, and am scared to think about.

Only sections of humanity are: commies, muzzies and lefties. All should be nuked.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 9:21 pm

Approximately 9, 100 rockets have been launched by h@m@s or allied terrorists from Gaza into Israel since the 7th of October, 2023 massacres.
Some of the most recent rocket launches took place within 15 metres of where civilians were sheltering.

606 Israeli soldiers have been killed during the same period.

[https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2024/04/24/hamas-places-rocket-launch-sites-near-civilian-shelters-in-gaza/].

What we don’t hear much about are the regular, individual or small-group attacks by West Bank terrorists against Israeli civilian or military personnel and infrastructure.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 9:25 pm

The Hamas attack on October 7, 2023, claimed the lives of 22 citizens from the United States, 17 from Britain, 18 from Thailand, 10 from Nepal, 10 from France, seven from Argentina, and others.

[https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2023/10/16/10-things-to-know-about-hamas/].

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 9:30 pm

Iran reportedly supplies $100 million in financial and military support annually. Hamas officials praise Iran for sending “cash, equipment and [military] expertise” and long-range rockets to strike Israel.Qatar reportedly contributed more than $150 million to Hamas in 2019, $100 million in 2020, and $360 million in 2021. Qatar now funds Hamas with an estimated $120 million per year. It claims to support the Gaza government, not the terrorists.

Turkey, Malaysia, Algeria and Kuwait also provide financial, military, diplomatic, and political support to Hamas.

[https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2023/10/16/10-things-to-know-about-hamas/].

With the U.N. running and funding so many of the civil services in Gaza, it is no wonder that h@m@s has the time and resources to focus on its fantasy genocide.

Rabz
April 25, 2024 9:30 pm

Weren’t they accusing Reagan of ‘voodoo economics’?

Milt, George Bush Snr alleged the Reagan was purveying ‘Voodoo Economics’, but that allegation ended up being plastered all over the accuser.

See the GSH, “B Movie”, video posted upthread. Those three songs of GSH, “The revolution will not be televised”, “B Movie” and “Re-Ron”, apart from being bone fide classics, have retained a strange (and not entirely coincidental) relevance to events today.

Muddy
Muddy
April 25, 2024 9:41 pm

Ah, one lonely downtick for my 9:21 p.m. comment.

Just one? That’s a bit weak.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 9:42 pm

Windmill blades fall from iconic Moulin Rouge in Paris, FranceLouise DalmassoReuters
Thu, 25 April 2024 4:31

The sails of the landmark red windmill atop the Moulin Rouge, the most famous cabaret club in Paris, have fallen to the ground, a venue spokesperson says.
Several letters from the cabaret’s name were also damaged.
“We don’t know what happened,” the spokesperson said, adding the sails had fallen between 2am and 3am local time on Thursday.
“No one was hurt.”
The night’s last show had finished at 1.15 am.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 25, 2024 9:55 pm

Question though- why can I hover the mouse and see who done the upticks and downticks on my PC, but not on the smartphone? Surely the all same hyperlink etc info is embedded?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 25, 2024 10:10 pm

The other day the ASIO or AFP chief doughnut eater said that there had been Christian terrorism in Australia.
Can someone remind me of when that was?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 25, 2024 10:11 pm

Columbia Switches To Online Classes So Jewish Students Can Participate From The Attics Where They Are Hiding

https://babylonbee.com/news/columbia-switches-to-online-classes-so-jewish-students-can-participate-from-the-attics-where-they-are-hiding

I usually snigger at Babylon Bee posts.
Not this one.

Morsie
Morsie
April 25, 2024 10:19 pm

Amazing cleaned up WW1 footage on ABC .In full colour.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 10:21 pm

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir faces anti-graft probe
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke..

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 25, 2024 10:28 pm

Just watched Wicked Little Letters so you don’t have to.

Clunky British depiction of a real-life poison pen case of the 1920s, featuring black actors in positions historically held by white people. One is even a judge in the courtroom scenes, whereas in reality the first black judge appointed in Britain was in 2004, says IMDB.

Capable acting by a talented cast, but relies on fictional additions too much and the idea that the considerable amount of foul language in the letters at the centre of the plot is funny – which it isn’t after 10 minutes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 25, 2024 10:28 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/04/this-is-very-funny-and-therapeutic-albanese-deserves-it.html

Anyone able to identify the German Army marching song, in the background of the Hister clip?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 10:45 pm

feelthebern
 April 25, 2024 10:10 pm

The other day the ASIO or AFP chief doughnut eater said that there had been Christian terrorism in Australia.

Can someone remind me of when that was?

Easy one this.
Praying the Rosary outside an abortion clinic.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 25, 2024 10:58 pm

Anyone able to identify the German Army marching song, in the background of the Hister clip?

The words & melody match the song: “Erika

Indolent
Indolent
April 25, 2024 11:34 pm

Victor Davis Hanson

Iran’s Nightmares

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 25, 2024 11:35 pm

Only four days left to save the Exposé.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 25, 2024 11:37 pm

Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction has just been overturned by New York’s highest court.

A retrial has been ordered.
His California conviction & 16yr sentence are (at this stage) unaffected & he will remain in prison.

Indolent
Indolent
April 25, 2024 11:37 pm

We came here from Eastern Europe to escape communism but it seems to have followed us.
Marxist Health Officials Want You Committed

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 25, 2024 11:50 pm

Johnny Rotten
 April 25, 2024 4:17 pm

Democrats Indicting 18 Republicans in Arizona For Claiming Trump Won 2020

Plenty of evidence for the Reps to win the case against them. No need for me to repeat it,

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 26, 2024 1:26 am

Whale stranding in Dunsborough- mine wifey had a very early call from a dogwalker, buzzed down because wildlife in peril is right up her alley and the beach is literally right down the road.
I followed an hour or so later- just took a swag of towels, a loaf worth of toasties and bulk water- chaos. Cars all over the road, people pulling over and pulling out at random, screeching brakes- Telstra was doing some maintenance on mobile towers, just to add to the lack of information- all in volleys of ten or twelve as families, carrying toddlers and groodles and arms full of brand new bunnings buckets, tried to get where the action was. I drove the ute down to the horse beach to find there were bugger all cars there, worked out later because google maps didn’t show it, therefore it didn’t exist- worked out the main clog was three k up the beach, so I just set out the vittles on the tailgate and fielded the first responders as they wandered back. By that time the news was coming that the main event was basically over-run by a thousand randoms coming from of the beachside streets and doing all the wrong things, ie tipping water into blowholes and wandering amongst flailing flukes trying to get photos. Expect a few pnuemonia and pleurisy cases, it was a bit chilly at the seaside, and whale aerosol is full of all sorts of bacteria… firstborn tapped out of the ground zero maelstrom and walked back, shifting all sorts of dumped bags and towels which were getting caught by the tide which was still coming in, bless her. By then I was all through my comfort food and actually a bit fed up with talking to everyone who wanted to know Where The Whales Are. Realize now, I was in a white ute, dressed in khaki and chambray and sensible boots, so the turkeys reasonable assumed I was some sort of official.
Wife left an hour after that, very chilled. She’d been in the drink early and then when the DBCA (department of biodiversity, conservation and attractions- a ridiculous acronym with ZERO recognition- why the f*ck don’t you just call it National Parks?) figured out who she was and heard of her experience, handed her a megaphone and said “just call it as you see it”.
“Anyone who has a mobile phone in their hands, get out of the water NOW.”
“Each whale, only three people, all in front of the pectoral flukes, everyone esle, get out of the water NOW”
“If your whale is flagged as dead, get a rope on the tail, pull it out of the water NOW”
(at this stage she broke down a bit, the sight of fifty people tug-o-warring and then bizarrely cheering and backslapping was a bit much on top of the exhaustion- but, people want to help, it definitely helps a pod get back out to sea and i think it soaked up a lot of nusiance energy.)
When I left with kiddo, there were cop cars, lights and music rushing over, basically for crowd control.
Looking at the 7 o’clock news, girls commented that the footage looked like the whole thing was small, brief and tidy.
Already theories on the interweb that it’s been hushed up, because they’ve started seismic testing for the wind farm out in the bay.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 26, 2024 1:49 am

Also, today’s Mutt.
Looks very, very good, a hell of a lot like ol Steely Grey, aka the Teflon Death Dog (see avatar). Fantastic eye contact too, watch the vid.
Unfortunately looks like the “rescue” group have already cut his nuts off… I mean, what type of salvation is that meant to be? Only available for Victorian Cats/Kittehs.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 26, 2024 2:27 am

The respect shown towards each other at the end was brilliant.

Forehead against forehead. Sportsmanship at it’s finest.

Nikita Tszyu Reacts To Win Over Danilo Creati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BgDVdF9gV0

Tom
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Black Ball
Black Ball
April 26, 2024 5:59 am

Rita Panahi:

The bulk of the Australian media has embarrassed itself this week by advocating for greater censorship. One would have hoped that the Voice referendum, where so many members of the media found themselves on the wrong side of history and more than 60 per cent of Australians, would’ve served as a wake-up call. But instead journalists are doubling down on activism masquerading as reporting.

And, in coverage that would make the North Korean media blush they are declaring war on Elon Musk, X (formerly Twitter) and the right of Australians to access content, from memes mocking Albo to an alleged terror attack at a Western Sydney church.

Never mind that the victim of the alleged attack, Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, provided an affidavit calling for the vision to remain on X.

Bishop Emmanuel does not want what happened to him to be used to curb free speech.

“Noting our God-given right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, I’m not opposed to the videos remaining on social media,” he said.

“It would be of great concern if people use the attack on me to serve their own political interest to control free speech.”

If only journalists valued free expression as much as the bishop. Channels Nine and Seven along with the usual suspects have been regurgitating the government’s talking points no matter how incoherent and hyperbolic.

Channel 9’s activist-reporter called Musk’s clear and logical explanation “bizarre” and reported about a “possible political exodus from the platform” based on Senator Jacqui Lambie closing her account.

She failed to mention the Tasmanian senator’s unhinged rants including her repeated calls for Musk to be jailed for life. “(He) should be in jail and the key be thrown away,” Lambie said.

That’s bizarre bordering on demented. Meanwhile, Channel 7 had the nerve to report on “the mis and disinformation that spread quickly after the Bondi and Wakeley stabbing attacks”.

Talk about weapon-grade chutzpah. The misinformation and disinformation that did the greatest damage after the Bondi Junction attack was from Channel 7 which falsely named an innocent Jewish man as the attacker.

The Albanese government and the eSafety commissioner should be condemned for using an alleged terrorist attack to limit what content Australians can access.

Illiberal and outrageously political demands from the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant – a Leftist activist appointed by Malcolm Turnbull – requiring X to take down posts including one from a breastfeeding advocate that said men cannot breastfeed and a post that “misgendered” trans activist, Teddy Cook, should be condemned.

Why is Cook who is a UN adviser on trans and non-binary people and posts about bondage, bestiality being protected by Grant who has threatened X with a massive daily fine of $782,000 if the posts are not removed.

It should shame members of the Coalition that they appointed this woman and that many of them continue to stand by her activism.

The opposition’s position on this issue has been remarkably unprincipled and inarticulate, as evidenced by this comment from deputy opposition leader Sussan Ley on Friday.

“I’m not for the actions and statements of our E-Safety Commissioner being ignored,” she said. “We back her 100 per cent.”

The eSafety Commissioner’s initial directive ordering the removal of the church video was due to the “serious emotional, mental and psychological damage” it was likely to cause.

What about the sickening footage from the October 7 attacks in Israel? Should they be removed because they may cause serious emotional and mental damage?

What about footage from Ukraine and Gaza? Or the terror attack on Bourke St?

Distressing images have changed history and helped stop wars. ‘Napalm girl’ revealed the true horror of the Vietnam War, but it sure caused emotional damage.

As Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Trumble appointee? Ugh

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 26, 2024 6:00 am

Not sure what the problem is with the Rita Panahi article Dover m’lord.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 26, 2024 6:10 am

Courier Mail:

Queensland’s landmark First Nations truth-telling inquiry will begin within weeks following the confirmation of long-awaited treaty appointments.

The Miles government this week formalised legislation to kick off the truth-telling and healing inquiry more than a year after the historic and emotional laws were passed with bipartisan support.

The Courier-Mail can reveal respected barrister Joshua Creamer, a Waanyi and Kalkadoon man with expertise in native title, has been appointed chair of the five-member inquiry with work to begin on July 1.

Other inquiry members include former Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland Roslyn Atkinson, co-chair of the truth and treaty body Cheryl Buchanan, Indigenous lawyer Ivan Ingram, and chief executive of the Torres Strait Regional Authority Vonda Malone.

The interim body’s other co-chair Mick Gooda, who voiced frustration at the delays to kickstart the process, does not feature on the inquiry or the treaty council.

The inquiry will travel the state for three years to investigate incidents or issues that were inflicted on First Nations people to form the basis of the truth behind treaty claims.

It will be the first step in the path towards treaty to ensure any claims are based on facts prosecuted by the inquiry, but it’s understood treaties can run adjacent to the hearings once particular First Nations groups complete their truth-telling.

The First Nations Treaty Institute, an independent statutory body, will also guide truth-telling and healing and inform the next stage of the treaty process in Queensland.

Members of that council include:

Mr Albert Bowie

Ms Seleena Blackley

Professor Valerie Cooms

Ms Michelle Deshong

Dr Janine Gertz

Dr Tracey Harbour

Associate Professor Phillip Mills OAM

Professor Cindy Shannon AM

Mr David Saylor

Mrs Ivy Trevallion

The Miles government has faced widespread criticism for failing to move ahead with the treaty process, with this week’s proclamation of the laws taking place more than a year after sailing through parliament and leaving the inquiry less than four months of operational time ahead of the state election.

Despite voting in favour of the laws, Opposition Leader David Crisafulli has since withdrawn support for treaty in Queensland and, if LNP forms government, it will be forced to repeal laws in parliament if it wants to follow through and dissolve the process.

Mr Creamer said the establishment of the Truth-Telling and Healing Inquiry was the culmination of years of advocacy from First Nations leaders.

“It will be incredibly important that the community has confidence to share in this process as we work to acknowledge the complete history of the colonisation of Queensland,” he said.

“I know this body of work will change the future in a positive way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland, and Queensland more broadly.”

Treaty Minister Leeanne Enoch said the process will deliver much-needed outcomes and improvements for the state’s First Nations people.

“The Inquiry and Institute Council members will play a pivotal role in building community understanding of Queensland’s shared history and support the healing process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, non-Indigenous peoples and communities,” she said.

Good Lord what a pile of horse manure.
We had a referendum to say no to this bollocks but on we go. Paid for by you.

shatterzzz
April 26, 2024 6:30 am
shatterzzz
April 26, 2024 6:49 am
Cassie of Sydney
April 26, 2024 7:18 am

Hi All, please watch this latest ‘Please Explain’ from PHON. It was only uploaded minutes ago. It’s one of Pauline’s best….

eSafety Commissioner / Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kna3U29gTmE

Nailed it.

Zippster
Zippster
April 26, 2024 7:24 am

Why RNA

Dr. John Campbell

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 26, 2024 7:30 am

Muddy
 April 25, 2024 9:07 pm

Eyeless in Gaza.

Read that one a while back.
It does appear the US “inadvertently’ managed to burn most of Israelis intelligence on the ground by helping states beef up their counter intelligence capabilities.

calli
calli
April 26, 2024 7:36 am

Sky News informs me that some of the seven “yoof” arrested on terrorism charges were already before the Courts on other matters.

Attacks on gay men.

Presumably unappreciated “Gays For Palestine”.

Pogria
Pogria
April 26, 2024 7:40 am

Excellent article at Red State on Tucker Carlson’s Moral Myopia. Tucker is another one who had great promise, but is now disappearing up his own arse.

https://redstate.com/jimthompson/2024/04/25/on-tucker-carlsons-moral-myopia-n2173300

Barry
Barry
April 26, 2024 7:53 am

Scott Morrison mentally ill during tenure.

Scott Morrison has revealed that he faced mental health challenges during his prime ministership, suffering from anxiety that became so acute he received medication for it.

Mr Morrison, who was prime minister from 2018 to 2022, says his anxiety was “debilitating and agonising”.

“You dread the future and you can’t get out of bed. It can shut you down mentally and physically.

An AI PM would surely be preferable. At least we know its insane from the get-go, rather than waiting for a couple of years to find out.

Cassie of Sydney
April 26, 2024 7:53 am

Presumably unappreciated “Gays For Palestine”.

I think what we are seeing coming out of Wester Sydney is more likely……

Flays for Palestine“.

Crossie
Crossie
April 26, 2024 7:53 am

calli

 April 26, 2024 7:36 am

Sky News informs me that some of the seven “yoof” arrested on terrorism charges were already before the Courts on other matters.

Attacks on gay men.

Why do I feel that if it was Christian teens who were accused of attacks on gays it would have been splashed all over the media with mass protests against Christian churches and schools?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 26, 2024 7:55 am

Haha, Twiggy’s green hydrogen fever dream hits a wall, at least in the US.

Fortescue: Biden Forcing Green Hydrogen Producers to Use Renewables Drives Up Prices (24 Apr)

The rule is designed to ensure that subsidies are not given to hydrogen made from fossil fuel power during times when solar and wind power are not available.

The “hourly matching” rule will force hydrogen producers to either cease production when renewables are not available – an option that would undermine productivity and viability – or sign up for excess renewable power from diverse sources to improve the chances of having clean energy available from at least one source at all times.

So he’s amazingly discovered that the wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun doesn’t always shine. Genius! And that turning the electrolysers off when there’s no renewable energy would “undermine productivity and viability”. That’s brilliant! Who could possibly have guessed that?

On the other hand if they were allowed to make hydrogen from fossil fuel power when there’s no renewable energy it would no longer be green hydrogen would it Twiggy? And then you’d be a hypocrite.

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Crossie
Crossie
April 26, 2024 8:00 am

Mr Morrison, who was prime minister from 2018 to 2022, says his anxiety was “debilitating and agonising”.

“You dread the future and you can’t get out of bed. It can shut you down mentally and physically.

Not buying it. If he really suffered in such a way why not resign and let somebody tougher take it from there? This is just justification for his egregious behaviour during his entire prime ministership. This is pleading for absolution, like saying I was sick please feel sorry for me.

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Tom
Tom
April 26, 2024 8:01 am

Sky News informs me that some of the seven “yoof” arrested on terrorism charges were already before the Courts on other matters.

Apart from the cost-of-living crisis, another crisis that’s constantly in the news — but with little direct attention — is the appointment of activist judges and magistrates who take the side of criminals and routinely release them on bail, even when they’re facing serious criminal charges involving violence against the community.

The worst of the state attorneys-generals who appointed these dangerous judicial activists is Victoria’s Rob Hulls whose appointments led to the miscarriage of justice against the late Cardinal Pell in the Victorian Supreme Court — later overturned 7-0 in the High Court.

But it’s obvious activist judges and magistrates in NSW and Queensland — appointed, I suspect, by both sides of politics — are now taking the side of criminals in cases involving violence.

duncanm
duncanm
April 26, 2024 8:03 am

Albo’s copping a meme-pasting on twitter at the moment.

Fully deserved.

johanna
johanna
April 26, 2024 8:04 am

The EV boosters are being just a tad … optimistic, it seems. Fantasy collided with reality big time at Hertz:

For months, Hertz has been struggling after going all-in on EVs. On Thursday, Hertz executives said it lost $1.28 per share in the first quarter, many times larger than Wall Street’s estimate of a loss of 45 percent (should be ‘cents’ – j) per share.The wider-than-expected loss came even though business was actually busier than expected for Hertz. The company took in $2.1 billion in revenue, slightly outpacing expectations.

In January, Hertz executives announced that they would sell 20,000 EVs from their fleet, which accounts for about 33 percent of the company’s total number of EVs. This week, Hertz executives said they would sell an additional 10,000 EVs from their fleet this year.

In return, the company is buying gas-powered cars, which executives said are in much higher demand than EVs. That lack of demand means delays for Hertz’s plans to buy 175,000 EVs from General Motors (GM) and 65,000 EVs from Polestar.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2024/04/25/hertz-shares-crash-with-another-electric-vehicle-wreck/

calli
calli
April 26, 2024 8:05 am

What is curious is that the gay victims themselves, and their organisations, haven’t made their plight known in the loudest possible terms.

The victim totem pole is top heavy already, but I’m getting a very clear picture of exactly who has bullied and coerced their way to the top. Criticise them at your peril.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 26, 2024 8:07 am

They really are gambling on never losing power.

Cassie of Sydney
April 26, 2024 8:07 am

Tucker is another one who had great promise, but is now disappearing up his own arse.

Yep, sad isn’t it? Brendan O’Neill spoke about this yesterday at the talk I attended. Asked about conspiracies and anti-Semitism on both the left and right, O’Neill said how some on the right, such as Candace Owens and Tucker Carlson, either willingly go down or get sucked into a rabbit hole and then they disappear into a Mariana Trench of R*thschildian conspiracy theories about Israel and Jews, and that’s a trench both Owens and Carlson have now fallen into,

In the case of Tucker, he has always made and continues to make many valid points about the feeble and very parlous economical, political and societal state of the USA. He asks a lot of good questions and he makes a lot of good comments but in the last year he’s fallen into a trench of isolationism that is rather reminiscent of the USA in the 1930s and that is dangerous for the world. In fact, Tucker is now reminding me of Charles Lindbergh. Perhaps that analogy is unfair, but I now find Tucker rather unsettling.

calli
calli
April 26, 2024 8:08 am

his anxiety was “debilitating and agonising”.

Then why take on all those portfolios in secret? Why not share the load?

The PM’s “agony” is a mere bagatelle compared to the agony his government, with full and uncritical help from the opposition, caused for Australians.

Bugger off, wimp. I don’t believe you.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 26, 2024 8:08 am

Scott Morrison has revealed that he faced mental health challenges during his prime ministership, suffering from anxiety that became so acute he received medication for it.

This is what happens when you find yourself in a job which is clearly far beyond your abilities.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 26, 2024 8:09 am

Cassie I had tears running down my face, that was so funny. What was not funny is that it is true.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 26, 2024 8:11 am

Cassie.
Thats a very good one.

Tom
Tom
April 26, 2024 8:18 am

Cassie I had tears running down my face, that was so funny. 

Yep. The latest Please Explain is pure political satire at its best. Congratulations to the whole animation team, especially the writers. Extremely clever.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 26, 2024 8:19 am

Apart from the cost-of-living crisis, another crisis that’s constantly in the news — but with little direct attention — is the appointment of activist judges and magistrates who take the side of criminals and routinely release them on bail, even when they’re facing serious criminal charges involving violence against the community.

Such as Sneakers in WA removing the ability of JPs to hear bail matters, and replacing them with, and I kid you not 4 ALS/legal aid lawyers.
https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/rciadic/regional/wa_underlying/40.html

Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 8:19 am
JC
JC
April 26, 2024 8:22 am

Really, Carlson has gone Roth* child?

Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 8:22 am
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 26, 2024 8:26 am

I saw some mucky breakfast TV at the truck stop this morning going on about a ‘domestic violence crisis’- men killing wimmin of course. The meja is evil. A smoldering rubbish heap.

Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 8:27 am

Victor Davis Hanson
@VDHanson

Why Are They Destroying Us?

If someone wished to destroy America, could he do anything more catastrophic than what we currently see and hear each day? What would an existential enemy do that we have not already done to ourselves?

Here are eleven now familiar steps to civilizational destruction:

1) Wipe out a 2,000 mile border. Allow 10-million foreign nationals to enter unlawfully. Have no audit of any; nullify all federal immigration laws. Let toxic drugs in that kill 100,000 Americans a year. Give free support for those millions who broke the law. Smear any objectors as racists and xenophobes.

2) Run up $35 trillion in national debt. Keep adding $1 trillion to it each 100 days. Defame anyone wishing to cut wild spending as cruel and inhumane.

3). Appease or subsidize enemies like Iran and China. Demonize allies like Israel. Allow terrorists to attack Americans without response. See Islam as either similar or superior to Christianity. Make amends to leftist governments for supposedly past toxic American international behavior. Follow the lead of international agencies like the UN, ICC, and WHO to atone forpast American neocolonial and imperialist behavior. Recede to second-tier international status, befitting American decline.

4) In a multiracial democracy, redefine identity only as one’s tribal affiliation. Ensure each identity group rivals the other for victimhood and the state spoils it confers. Redefine all political issues by race and sex oppressors and oppressed. Destroy all meritocratic standards of admission, retention, promotion, and commendation.

5) Redefine violent crime as understandable, cry-of-the-heart expressions of social justice. Ensure no bail and same-day release for arrested, repeat violent felons. Empathize with the violent killer and rapist; ignore their victims, especially if slain police-officers.

6). Emasculate the military by using non-meritocratic standards of race, gender, and sexual orientation to determine promotion and commendation. Deliberately smear as racists and insurrectionists the largest demographic in the military who in recent wars died at twice their numbers in the population—so that they leave or never join the military. Encourage retired high officers to slander their Commander-in-Chief. Cut the defense budget. Stop producing sufficient weapons, but leave billions of dollars’ worth of arms to terrorists.

7) Reinvent the justice system to indict, bankrupt, convict, jail and eliminate political opponents. Use ballot removal, impeachment, civil suits, and state and federal indictments rather than elections to defeat an opponent. Mob the homes of non-compliant Supreme Court Justices, attack them personally by name.

8) Encourage the fusion of the bureaucratic state with the electric media to form a powerful force for political audit, surveillance, censorship, and coercion. Marry the FBI to Silicon Valley and hire its contractors to warp the news and hound supposed enemies of the people.

9.) Make war on affordable gasoline and natural gas. Substitute inefficient, unreliable, and expensive wind and solar power, even as energy prices bankrupt the middle class.

10.) Marry late, but preferably not at all. Consider males toxic, especially boys. Have no children, or as few as possible. Otherwise, assure children they are entitled, and must be sheltered.  Raise them to have grievances against past generations and current norms.

11.) Turn world-class universities into indoctrination centers. Suspend the Bill of Rights on campuses. Train youth to graduate despising their own culture and civilization. Recruit foreign students from hostile nations to subsidize campus commissarbloat. Replace the curriculum with therapeutic propaganda. Ban the SAT/ACT and do not evaluate high school GPAs. Ensure merit does not select the student body. Charge tuition higher than the rate of inflation. Bill the government when students default on their loans.

So why are those controlling Biden using him to advance much of such a destructive agenda that would end America as we know it?

1) They are delusional and think their socialist and globalist agendas are working and will save us.

2) They are raging nihilists who do not like the U.S. and deliberately want it destroyed as a service to the world. A ruined U.S. is preferable to a strong America.

3) They are Jacobin revolutionaries who are intentionally erasing the old United States as a prerequisite for creating an entirely new America that will arise from the ashes with no trace or even memory of its past.

4) They have no agenda. They are aimless fools, and utter incompetents. These bunglers just wing it day-to-day, in response to what their radical media, academic, and political masters dictate is necessary for them to retain power. They have no idea of the damage they are doing.

5. A bit of 1-3, but probably not 4.

Crossie
Crossie
April 26, 2024 8:29 am

duncanm

 April 26, 2024 8:03 am

Albo’s copping a meme-pasting on twitter at the moment.

Fully deserved.

Links to the memes would be appreciated, if you have the.

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Turnip
Turnip
April 26, 2024 8:30 am

For months, we’ve been told how polls are suggesting there is a very strong tendency in black and Hispanic minorities moving to Trump. If that’s so, and I think it is, then how is it not reflecting in national polling?

JC…that poll was from Quinnipac and while this one was a tie, their previous poll in March was Biden +3 and in January it was Biden +6. If their methodology and cross tabs are the same, the trend is toward Trump.

shatterzzz
April 26, 2024 8:31 am

“I’m so surprised and shocked about what’s happened. I’m really confused – for what [reason did] they refuse an old lady? It’s really very bad,” the Australian citizen said.
“I don’t know what she can do, she just wants to come to her kids,” he said.
 
Geez..! .. These folks really play us for fools when they play the “victim” card, don’t they!..
The bloke writing this has lived in Oz since 2008 after getting out of Gaza but now, after 16 years, is concerned about “mum” .. No mention of how many times he’s been ‘home” or how much effort he put into getting her here over the years to join up with the rest of the family of 27, yes 27, kids & grandkids in OZ ……….!
And, as usual, when Oz media runz Gaza sob stories .. comments section closed .. wonder why? …….
 
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/relatives-surprised-and-shocked-after-68-year-old-gaza-woman-s-australian-visa-cancelled-on-security-grounds/ar-AA1nESM4?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=3b842d7a82694679bda13811e475863f&ei=14

rosie
rosie
April 26, 2024 8:33 am

Twitter isn’t paywalled.
What happened to the two para rule?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 26, 2024 8:33 am

Crossie just another shiite failure as PM in the long line of shiite PM’s we’ve had to endure. When you look at at all the failures that out their hand up for PM. Apart from mutley and bird and the likes, anyone on this blog could do a better job before smoko. If they didn’t know, toss a coin and the result is far more likely to be right than the costly wrong decisions day after day.

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Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 8:35 am
Eyrie
Eyrie
April 26, 2024 8:36 am

Johnny Rotten, thanks for the heads up on “the Operational Art of War” on youtube.

Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 8:39 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
April 26, 2024 8:39 am

Without Twitter & TikTok I would not have learned about the atrocious behaviour of Keir Starmer while he was at the CPS.
Forget the Saville claims, that’s the tank trap that’s been laid to give him cover when all his other shit gets aired pre-election.
BTW, I find it hard to believe he was in the dark over Saville, but it’s the distraction squirrel the BBC etc hope you all fall into.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 26, 2024 8:42 am

Without Twitter & TikTok I would not have learned about the other allegations, investigations, charges against Kristina Keneally’s son.
The real question is why the corporate media hasn’t picked up on any of it.
What he got convicted of seems to be the least of his concerns.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 26, 2024 8:48 am

Explosive moment Clementine Ford throws legal documents over the fence as she is served a defamation concerns notice from Jane Agirtan at her home

Daily Mail. I hope Chlamydia is soaked for gazillions in damages.

rosie
rosie
April 26, 2024 8:51 am

You are right Shatterzzz.
Three Australian grandchildren and a Palestinian daughter in law preferred to live in Gaza than Australia
Grandma didn’t leave when they paid to get out a few months ago.
I saw a discussion about this on twitter.
The going rate to exit is between usd 5 to 10k for adults and 2/3k for children.
85,000 have left so far, that’s millions and millions of dollars to Hamas, ‘brokers/hamas’ and Egyptian interests. That doesn’t include those who have smuggled out through tunnels.
It’s possible some hostages are also in Egypt.

shatterzzz
April 26, 2024 8:53 am

Mr Morrison, who was prime minister from 2018 to 2022, says his anxiety was “debilitating and agonising”.
“You dread the future and you can’t get out of bed. It can shut you down mentally and physically.

The 2nd thought for the morning was .. $500 000 a year + freebies & a, coming, pension of same .. I think I can just struggle thru for a bit longer ..”

Roger
Roger
April 26, 2024 8:57 am

Sky News informs me that some of the seven “yoof” arrested on terrorism charges were already before the Courts on other matters.

Attacks on gay men.

This can’t be true….Dr Rifi told us they were forming a band.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 26, 2024 9:02 am

Wally Dalí, what’s the thinking about why whales do such strandings, and isn’t it part of natural selection?

Mate of mine who is part of the environmental management system opinionated a few years back that seeing the eastern coast humpback population was back to optimum level – about, 24,000 of them, from memory – then whale harvesting should be allowed. He nearly got cast into the outer darkness for his trouble.

Seems some animals are sacred and others aren’t.

Then again I do like a nice whale and have swum with them a few times while scuba diving, although they totally ignored me.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 26, 2024 9:11 am

Bruce of Newcastle @ 7:55 am

Haha, Twiggy’s green hydrogen fever dream hits a wall, at least in the US.

Twiggy accidentally bells the cat:

If I am building a gigawatt of electrolysers in Texas I may only need a gigawatt of energy at any time, but I have to buy seven times that to ensure that I have all the probabilities working, so I know I can match in that hour, which means the bulk of what I buy I don’t need,” he told a Bloomberg podcast.

It’s sooo unfair.
But that’s NetZero for you…

Indolent
Indolent
April 26, 2024 9:16 am
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