Open Thread – Mon 27 May 2024


The Life of Man, Jan Steen, 1665

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Pogria
Pogria
May 28, 2024 8:57 pm

I didn’t see the last twenty minutes of the doco on Sky. My television went on the fritz. It took so long to re-tune it, I was seriously starting to think that Sky had been a victim of sabotage.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2024 9:00 pm

Rain Bomb Explosion Global Boiling But Freezing Rampage news (the Courier-Mail):

Queensland is set to be soaked as two “dynamic” systems combine into a 4000km-long cloud band that will sweep Australia, generating widespread rain and possible thunderstorms.

Up to 90 per cent of Australia could be hit with rain over coming days into the weekend.

Over coming days? What? Prepare the iodine!

Brisbane is set for 15mm on Saturday and a further 10mm on Sunday, while the Gold Coast could record 30mm across the two days.

In May, of all months. The horror.

Temperatures are expected to plummet, dropping to just 7C on the Granite Belt and parts of the Darling Downs.

Not – not as Quenthland approaches winter, surely. Unprecedented.

However:

While there is good agreement between forecast models that there will be widespread rain in Australia this week, there remains uncertainty over where and how much rain will fall towards the end of the week.

Stand down, citizens. Stand down.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 9:04 pm

 Albo really is a small man.

The lasses at the cat house called him tiny twinker.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2024 9:14 pm

I knew it (the CM):

Former Test opener Joe Burns will attempt to help Italy qualify for the 2026 T20 World Cup in honour of his late brother and grandparents.

Burns, who chalked up four centuries in 23 Test matches for Australia, wasn’t offered a Queensland contract for the 2024-25 season and his Big Bash deal with the Melbourne Stars also ended.

Following the death of his brother Dominic in February, Burns has decided to represent Italy, which he’s able to do via his mother’s heritage.

I wish Mr Burnsitti all the best in his endeavours. By way of a helping hand, I have learned that the Italian word for ‘duck’ is ‘anatra’.

‘Golden duck’ is ‘anatra d’oro’.

‘LBW’ is ‘LBW’.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 28, 2024 9:21 pm

Women abandoned me at the polls: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has accused women of abandoning her in the 2016 presidential election and claims female voters were more willing to take a risk on Donald Trump.

Ms Clinton, 76, was the favourite in the presidential election eight years ago after winning the Democratic Party’s nomination, and many pollsters predicted she would ease to victory.

Then Mr Trump pulled off one of history’s most shocking political upsets by winning the White House, despite losing the popular vote.

Ms Clinton’s campaign has since been pored over in minute detail by commentators seeking an explanation for the defeat.

In an interview for a new book, the former secretary of state blamed former FBI director James Comey for his last-minute decision to reopen an investigation into her use of a private email server before the election, saying this led women to desert her.

“Once he did that to me, the people, the voters who left me, were women,” she said, according to The New York Times. “They left me because they just couldn’t take a risk on me, because as a woman, I’m supposed to be perfect.

“They were willing to take a risk on Trump – who had a long list of, let’s call them flaws … because he was a man, and they could envision a man as president and commander-in-chief.”

While Ms Clinton pointed the finger of blame at Mr Comey, other commentators have found many faults with the former first lady’s campaign. Critics accused her of neglecting battleground states and of having a sense of entitlement towards the presidency.

It’s always someone else’s fault!

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 9:22 pm

Just spoke to my father, he was teary after watching the documentary, as was I. But what made me sob was when Josh mentioned that when Sir John Monash died in 1931, his state funeral was attended by over 250,000 ordinary Australians, who lined the streets to pay their respects…to a Jew.

Remember this, Melbourne’s population in 1931 was roughly one million people. A quarter of Melbourne’s population turned out to pay respects to our greatest general, a man who was a proud Jew and a proud Zionist

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 28, 2024 9:25 pm

This race was mental. Have a look at the crowd.

Extended Race Highlights // 2024 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway | INDYCAR SERIES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJN6QT5Clqg

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2024 9:26 pm

when Sir John Monash died in 1931, his state funeral was attended by over 250,000 ordinary Australians, who lined the streets to pay their respects…to a Jew

I think it was Roger yesterday who opined that previously existing anti-Juiceism in this country was effectively squashed for years by people’s admiration for one of the greatest generals of this – or any – age, and I think he was right.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2024 9:26 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to you mob.

Reading Bernard Cornwell’s history of the battle of Waterloo. Reading his fictitional account of “Sharpe at Waterloo” I wondered where he got his account of how the news that Napoleon was on the march took so long to reach Brussels – the fattest officer in the Prussian Army was chosen to carry the dispatch, and he stopped for lunch, wine, and a snooze along the way.

Seems it was Wellington himself who made that suggestion.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 28, 2024 9:48 pm

Another reason not to go to Halls Creek:

A 14-year-old boy allegedly armed with a knife and screwdriver has been charged after an incident forced a lockdown at a high school in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. 

Police alleged the boy, who is a student at the Halls Creek District High School, armed himself with the weapons and was walking around the school on Monday. 

The school went into lockdown and nobody was injured. 

Police said when officers arrived, the boy disarmed himself. 

He was arrested and charged with one count of burglary and commit on a place, stealing, being armed in a way that may cause fear and threatening to kill. 

The boy will appear in Halls Creek Children’s Court in June. 

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 28, 2024 9:51 pm

Meanwhile according to the Oz Mark Scott at Sydney Uni capitulates to the protesters.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 10:07 pm

What are the odds Trump is convicted in Stormy hush payment bullshit?

Digger
Digger
May 28, 2024 10:25 pm

It is not much of a fight, Lizzie. One side has stones, drones, small arms and the odd missile, the other has helicopter gunships, bombers with complete air superiority, tanks and all the modern urban combat gear US money can buy.

Yes, that is right. If the side with all the weapons advantages used them there would be no movement in Gaza, the war would be over and peace for the first time in centuries would ensue…

only one side is playing by the rules and it isn’t the sub human low IQ barbarians who live in GAZA…

I would encourage them wholeheartedly to use those weapons without reservation…

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 10:38 pm

Earlier today the resident pervert apologist and Jew hater wrote this in regards to the Deborah Conway concert in Hobart on the weekend being targeted by Nazi scum……Nazi scum who screamed insults and threatened patrons…….

The protestors were a bunch of random locals, not any sort of organised group, and certainly not aligned with your neo-Nazi mates. All they did was stand up and protest during the performance, then get escorted out.

After the second protest, one of the patrons smashed his wine glass and threatened to cut the protestors. That was the only violence.

I think it is very clear that the pervert apologist and Jew hater is trivialising violence and making excuses for Nazis who target Jews, and who target non-Jews who want to listen to Jews. Hmm, this is very reminiscent of what German Nazis did in the 1930s and 1940s. So, remind me, who is the real Nazi here?

Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 11:12 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 11:13 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 11:15 pm

FBI Director Met With Hamas Supporters Asking Him to Lock Up Jews

The FBI has gone from fighting Islamic terrorists to taking orders from them.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2024 11:23 pm

Anyway, off to bed here in Surfer’s now. The lights have definitely toned down a lot now as I look out; we’re watching Rita P’s show as tomorrow we can sleep in as long as we like with no housekeeping to wake us – our place only does the apartment on arrival. We’ve kept it tidy-ish, worked out the dishwasher, day two tomorrow. Today we swam proper laps in the very nice big pool they have here. It was slightly cold at first (brrrrr even at a heated 26 degrees) but fine once you were in and swimming. We then lay on the sun lounges for an hour before lunch; beautiful sunshiney day. Take away curry for dins was ok too.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 28, 2024 11:57 pm

Bedtime in the wild SW, to rolling thunder and cold washes of rain.
Probably have a few dead lambs to gather up in the morning, but many more tenacious tykes too. Sheep are quite amazing, really. Come to think of it, it’s very still between squalls, at least for the meantime. I’ve heard a few limbs dragged off the marris, low hangers where the black cockies don’t thrash off the gumnuts- a good sign of soaking rain which bears heavy on the surface area of the leaves without getting blown off.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 3:39 am

Knuckles I was reading your comment at the top of the page concerning the end of the world due to weather. Can you please tell us its going to be ok at the beginning, I was already panicking and may have done some things I’m sure I will live to regret before I got to reading the end of the comment. I’m still more than a bit concerned as they don’t know how much or where its gonna fall so either I’m putting a dome over my place to protect it or buying a lot of carbon credits just to be sure.

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 3:48 am

And after all these years and predictions we sill have people not only believing but legislating for this crepola. Say nothing about the rains that are not filling dams.

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Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:04 am

Warren Brown classic.

Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:06 am

Michael Ramirez unhinged.

Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 29, 2024 4:08 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 29, 2024 4:24 am

Thanks Tom.

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 4:42 am

Zulu, if you are around, what is the name of the tribe with the longest living culture in Africa, that you mentioned?

My total recall and infallible memory failed me on this one.
Anyone else is welcome to help.

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 5:29 am

I have to say I don’t quite get this meme, maybe better I don’t?

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Harlequin Decline
May 29, 2024 6:08 am

A tall black very polite Guadalopian drove us from Blois to the Paris CDG airport in his Mercedes . I was impressed by his driving skills, nicely balanced aggression in traffic. I was even more impressed when he mentioned he had had only 2 hours sleep the night before.

However I would have hoped for a selection of expletives, profanities , oaths and cursing to add to my limited French vocabulary . Alas, the politeness continued until we were dropped off.

We flew to London Deathrow with BA. The slow moving CDG checkin and security staff all looked like they had had Mogadon for breakfast-or maybe some slug DNA has found its way into the French bloodline.

The BA flight was OK, in 45 minutes they served savoury buns, scones, jam and cream with tea and then managed to clear it all away. Deathrow was quick, automated passport readers so no queue for immigration although bags took a while to come through.

We headed for Bath for one glorious spring day balanced by a subsequent crappy drizzly one. Accommodation was in a hotel in a vaulted room. In days of yore such rooms were called dungeons.

The heating in our crypt wasn’t working despite the various efforts of the friendly, well meaning but basically incompetent staff. Eventually they threw in the towel and we were moved to another dungeon with improved thermal characteristics.

After a couple of days in the Bath we moved to Chipping Campden for 5 days walking in the Cotswolds.

calli
calli
May 29, 2024 6:15 am

Back in Spain. Picked up an SUV in Madrid, now in Caceres.

One of those serendipitous stops – it had a nice looking laundrette, so we booked a room at a hotel. Then a walk around town.

The town is a fortified medieval masterpiece. Muchos recommendation.

calli
calli
May 29, 2024 6:17 am

*Deathrow*

Chortle.

rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 6:33 am

Caceres and nearby Merida (Roman capital) are both absolutely wonderful.
I remember buying magdalenas for my son from an enclosed convent in Carceres. Put money on a spinning tray back came a bag of cakes.

132andBush
132andBush
May 29, 2024 6:36 am

GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 3:39 am

Knuckles I was reading your comment at the top of the page concerning the end of the world due to weather. Can you please tell us its going to be ok at the beginning, I was already panicking and may have done some things I’m sure I will live to regret before I got to reading the end of the comment.

For a small fee those photos can be made to disappear.

shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 6:45 am

Geez..! How weak are Oz sports coaches when they cave in too media inspired threats from players who follow their own publicity ..! If I was coaching and Irankunda threatened to play for another 17 countries if I didn’t pick ‘im .. It’d be a, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” reponse .. but in WOKE Oz it becomes, “Oops, sorry .. of course you can play for Oz” ..
https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/socceroos/hell-never-speak-to-me-again-socceroos-coachs-bombshell-reveal-in-accidental-live-tv-cross/news-story/1b3b59f1814eca264a19d669333a597a

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 6:53 am
Titus Groates
Titus Groates
May 29, 2024 7:18 am

Last night there was a motorcycle accident at Greenacre on Liverpool Road. A rider and passenger were killed. I heard early reports on 2GB saying the motorcycle was part of a convoy.

A convoy? Greenacre? Are the Hamas flag wavers still driving to the Eastern Suburbs and harrasing people? Or am I drawing a long bow?

Zatara
Zatara
May 29, 2024 7:25 am

Judge Merchan jury instructions in Trump trial

At publishing time, Judge Merchan had reportedly informed bailiffs to be ready to handcuff Trump and escort him to jail regardless of whether or not the jury found him guilty.

shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 7:35 am

The Bee sez Beach Boys parody California Fleeing but more the Mammas & Poppas ……..

https://x.com/i/status/1795304573214785855

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rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 7:38 am

She’s not a medical doctor, does she even speak Arabic?
What is this peculiar symptom of starvation?
its amazing to me they can fly in psychologists for gazan children but not ensure proper nutrition.
Though I’m sure for those not high up on the pecking order, there are inadequate food days.
https://x.com/SBSNews/status/1795550701516402929?t=2fE_BY63RQaSLJXfL0ofMA&s=19

rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 7:40 am

I’ve seen, perhaps it was Mr FIFO, walking around handing out people half a barbecued chicken but when a young kid tried to grab one, he wouldn’t let him have it, gave it to a man.
It was pretty ordinary.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 29, 2024 7:41 am

I have to say I don’t quite get this meme, maybe better I don’t?
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It is said that after Mrs Craddock had finished a television cooking session, someone gushed to the viewers: “And may all your doughnuts come out like Fanny’s. “

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 7:42 am

Albo is officially a used car salesman.

‘Ambitious and achievable’: Infrastructure Minister on vehicle efficiency standards (Sky News, 28 May)

Infrastructure Minister Catherine King says the Albanese government’s vehicle efficiency standards are “ambitious and achievable”.

“Australians were not getting the choice of vehicles they deserved and, along with Russia, we stood as one of the only advanced economies without such a standard,” Ms King said during Question Time on Tuesday.

That bad huh? Well as I said Albo will be selling used cars like hotcakes since people don’t want Gaia’s holy golf carts.

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bons
bons
May 29, 2024 7:46 am

Trump is once again making the Republican (and SFL) mistake of not having his administration nominated and engaging in serious policy development and importantly, debate to identify dissent.

It is too late to wait until the convention to make show pony appointments.

His last administration was crippeled by nominations who revealed themselves to be traitors or at best uncooperative, and of course his huge mistake of leaving Left thugs in public posts.

Labor could show him how. In only two years they have implemented massively complex programs. How? By working with the suborned Public Service throughout the years of SFL Government. All they had to do upon taking office was to say GO.

In many ways, Australia’s administrative state is far more threatening than the Swamp, because it is invisible.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 7:49 am

After the second protest, one of the patrons smashed his wine glass and threatened to cut the protestors. That was the only violence.

One broken chardy glass?
Listen you fat Nazi, it’s hardly Kristallnacht is it?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 7:56 am

rosie
 May 29, 2024 6:33 am

Caceres and nearby Merida (Roman capital) are both absolutely wonderful.

I remember buying magdalenas for my son from an enclosed convent in Carceres. Put money on a spinning tray back came a bag of cakes

I saw some verbose celebrity chef (Jamie Oliver?) buying cakes that way on the TeeVee (might have been the same convent).
I was hoping they might put him on the turntable and deliver him inside, complete with Vow of Silence.

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shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 8:01 am

Coming to Oz .. soon ..?

GOomOwNXUAEtdOi
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 8:06 am

Never saw what jamie oliver had to give the culinary world. School lunches is all I recall. All the rest ???

rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 8:10 am

“I saw some verbose celebrity chef (Jamie Oliver?) buying cakes that way on the TeeVee (might have been the same convent).”
My Spanish being what it was, my first spin I bought rosary beads, that was okay, second attempt got the cakes.
I did wonder why the good sister asked me what colour I wanted.
I found out.

Gabor
Gabor
May 29, 2024 8:13 am

bons
May 29, 2024 7:46 am

In many ways, Australia’s administrative state is far more threatening than the Swamp, because it is invisible.

Invisible I like, un-sackable I don’t.

This is a problem for liberal governments with no guts, they may not be able to dismiss them but they can shift them sideways and appoint others, more supporting of their policies.

Trump, despite all his years in the public sphere, has not developed people skills.

He had the power to appoint all of his subordinates, look at his choice of vice president? What a colossal fail that was.

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 8:19 am

I think it was Roger yesterday who opined that previously existing anti-Juiceism in this country was effectively squashed for years by people’s admiration for one of the greatest generals

Yes. Very many of the 250 000 who lined the streets for Monash’s funeral were veterans who would have read The Bulletin’s anti-semitic articles & cartoons in their formative years. His life served as a very effective rebuttal of that propaganda and had a profound influence on them and the nation.

rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 8:19 am

Conway isn’t responsible for the behaviour of patrons, protesters who have three or four gos at ruining other people’s evening, on trumped up allegations but really because the artist is a proud Jew shouldn’t be too surprised there was someone a bit like them in the crowd.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-28/deborah-conway-performance-interrupted-pro-palestinian-protest/103900264

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 8:19 am

My Spanish being what it was, my first spin I bought rosary beads,

The old “rosary beads for cake” bait and switch.
The nuns have been pulling that one forever.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 29, 2024 8:22 am

It looks like liberal democracy will be preserved in Eastern Europe, while Western Europe opens a vein. A Reconquista seems very far away.

one old bruce
one old bruce
May 29, 2024 8:26 am

My son was just in Tbilisi. The streets are full of stray dogs. Not mangy mongrels but huge steppe huskies or something like that. If you eat on the street they will stand politely in front of you expecting a morsel. Google tells me that Georgia is the most dog friendly place for tourists too.

Cassie of Sydney
May 29, 2024 8:27 am

look at his choice of vice president

People have short memories. There was nothing wrong with his choice of Pence as VP. My observation is that Trump and Pence got along fine, their relationship was fine, they complimented each other from 2016 through to 2020. And Pence stood by Trump after the 2020 election, but it was the debacle and fall out from the January 6 riot* that split them. It was after January 6 that Pence walked away from Trump. Do I blame Pence? Not really.

*And a riot it was. Note, it was not an insurrection but the melee at the capital that day was a riot, and it left a bitter taste in many people’s mouths, mouths of the right and left.

We on the right frequently point the finger at the left for engaging in revisionist history but we can be guilty of it too.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 8:31 am

@WallStreetApes

Native New Yorkers Aren’t Holding Back. Ex Barack Obama Voter Tells The Media They Will Not Tolerate Another Stolen Election

One of the most epic interviews ever

“You guys are going to see in 2024 when there’s a Red Wave and there’s a landslide, what’s going to happen. And if you guys try it again with what happened with the last election, with the cheating and the changing the votes at three o’clock in the morning. The suitcases coming in people running both through the machines more than once we’re tired of it. We’re done

We’re voting for Trump. We’re gonna we’re gonna be voting red all the way down ticket.”

Illegal Immigrants “They get a check, they get a phone. While people in this country are starving, barely able to make it, yet again, not you in particular, but your organization likes to paint a false narrative. And we’re tired of it. Yeah. American people are tired of it”

“A lot of people feel the same way that I do but we get ostracized if you say anything right you think because it’s New York and yeah I mean listen you can be black you can be Hispanic and you’ll be considered a white supremacist if you agree with Trump

You guys are ridiculous.”

— “The biggest issue is the border. We can’t support these people. You have this moronic mayor that we have here in New York City. He wants to hire illegals to be lifeguards.

This is clown world that we’re in right now.”

— “Everything that was made up about this guy was a lie. The so-called, what was it, the piss tape from Russia. Oh, he had hookers pissing on him in a hotel room. It was all false. Hillary Clinton paid for that tape, if I’m not mistaken. It’s all BS, and people are tired of it. The veil is being lifted, and you guys are gonna see in November when we go to the polls.”

“You guys are gonna get your feelings hurt badly. And you know what? I can’t wait, because I’m gonna stand outside in Manhattan with my coffee mug, and I’m gonna let the liberal tears just drip into my coffee, and I’m gonna take a nice sip of it.”

“Before Trump, I voted for Obama the first time. And then I saw that he was full of shit because he was nothing but divisive in this country. And then the second time around, I sat out because I didn’t see the point in voting for Mitt Romney because he was a rhino. And then Trump came along? Then Trump came along. Trump came along and started putting people in their place. And then he started exposing the lies that the mainstream media likes to spin.”

“You know, legacy media is dying. You guys are on your last leg and that’s it. There’s gonna be some, there’s gonna be a bunch of final nails and a lot of coffins on election day.”

I highlighted some key parts of this interview but I’d recommend listening to the whole thing, this is EPIC!

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 8:34 am

@ProdigalThe3rd

There’s a reason De Niro is all in on Biden.

Pepperidge Farms remembers his 1998 arrest in connection to a Jeffrey Epstein-esque prostitution ring operating out of France:

De Niro arrested, held & questioned in Paris over vice ring

Detained on a warrant & released after 9 hours

40 prostitutes were reportedly matched up with wealthy clients as far away as NYC and the Arab Gulf states

Clients included Saudi princes, members of Persian Gulf monarchies, arms traffickers, celebrities, etc.

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 8:38 am

NSW politicians who attended a Taiwanese function celebrating the inauguration of the country’s new president subsequently received a letter from the CCP Consulate-General in Sydney warning that such actions in future would damage the Australia-China relationship.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 8:46 am

such actions in future would damage the Australia-China relationship.

Meanwhile…

W.H.O. Renews Its Annual Ban on Taiwan Attending World Health Assembly (28 May)

You’d think the World Health Organisation would be for the whole world, not just select parts of it.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 8:53 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 8:57 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 9:03 am
Crossie
Crossie
May 29, 2024 9:12 am

Pence stood by Trump after the 2020 election, but it was the debacle and fall out from the January 6 riot* that split them. It was after January 6 that Pence walked away from Trump. Do I blame Pence? Not really.

Cassie, I do blame Pence who was no friend to the Trump admin. Accusations against General Flynn came from his office and later more accusations of others who worked for Trump. He also sided with Fauci and Birx against Trump’s other advisors during the covid debacle.

The last straw for me was when he bumped elbows with Nancy Pelosi as he authorised Biden’s election victory. Bumping elbows was the thing instead of fist bumps during the covid masking stage. He could simply have done his thing and walked away but he behaved as if he were a Democrat celebrating their victory.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
May 29, 2024 9:13 am

Persian Princess incoming! Hun:

The state government may have dodged a bullet when a legal loophole saw the Office of Public Prosecutions drop criminal charges against the Victorian Health Department arising from the botched Covid-19 hotel quarantine program that led to hundreds of deaths and plunged the state into a lengthy and crippling lockdown.

WorkSafe had alleged dozens of breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Health Department was facing fines of up to $95m.

But that amount may look like spare change if a class action on behalf of Victorian businesses is successful.

Law firm Quinn Emanuel has filed a class action against the State of Victoria alleging failures in its hotel quarantine program led to the devastating lockdown between July 2020 to October 2020.

They allege this lockdown “resulted in significant economic loss for retail businesses who had to close or significantly reduce operations” and will be seeking to “return those economic losses to retail businesses in Victoria.”

Damian Scattini, who is leading the class action, told me he was quite happy with the criminal charges being dropped.

“We always thought it was patently ridiculous that the state of Victoria – no individual, no one in the state of Victoria, no one at any department who may have been responsible for botching hotel quarantine was facing prosecution – just the state of Victoria and obviously the state of Victoria can’t be put in jail,” he said.

“If the state of Victoria was fined as a result of the prosecution, it would be a ledger entry, it would be going from the state of Victoria to the WorkCover authority … We always thought there was little point to that.”

Quinn Emanuel already has thousands of Victorian businesses that have joined the class action.

“We have mediation coming up on November 14 and any business that wishes to take part, to have their losses considered for that mediation, has to register with us by the 8th of July,” Mr Scattini said.

Thousands of businesses have registered from large organisations down to local dog groomers.

Any retail business that suffered losses as a result of the second wave lockdown is eligible to register for free.

If successful, this could be the biggest class action lawsuit in Victorian history.

Well done you jug eared imbecile. He along with the muppets running the show should be personally liable. Rather than further cripple the state, remove the money from his lifetime pension.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 9:29 am

Dr. John Campbell. “NHS Trust seems to have gone through the looking glass”

Follow the evidence

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 9:33 am

Andrew Giles disaster hurting Labor’s attempts to restore order

Dennis Shanahan The Australian May 28, 2024

Andrew Giles’ abysmal performance as Immigration Minister – the release of dangerous criminals into the community; his inability to keep the oft-repeated claim of putting “community safety first”; his admitted ignorance of key ­departmental decisions; continued blame shifting to an “independent tribunal”; a refusal to change his own negligent directions; and a refusal to take any responsibility – makes the case for his resignation or dismissal.

But what’s worse for Anthony Albanese and his government is that the minister’s failings have drawn the air out of the first parliamentary sitting day of the autumn session and buried Labor’s ­attempts to regain direction and promote the giveaways and goodies of the May 14 budget.

Single-handedly Giles ensures the political focus remains on public concerns about the crimes of ­released immigration detainees and the wider administration of a record immigration program.

The Prime Minister insists on defending the besieged minister and makes the political fallout even worse when he is eventually forced to exercise his authority and do something – anything – about the disaster instead of adopting the absurd argument that all these “wrong” decisions are being made by an independent tribunal acting within the directions of the minister.

Giles told parliament on Tuesday his department made serious decisions he didn’t know about, that the Administrative Appeal Tribunal was misinterpreting his own directive and that, after ­another round of embarrassing decisions and releases, he was reconsidering cancelling visas again.

This is a policy, political and personnel disaster that is severely damaging Labor’s attempts to restore order and direction in the autumn parliamentary sittings after a period of dangerous drift.

The post-budget autumn session of parliament going into an election year is a vital political pivot for any government with the need to build momentum on the back of a good budget or ­neutralise the effect of a badly ­received one.

It has also proved fatal to the electoral prospects or for the leadership of the last four prime ministers removed by their partyrooms, including Albanese’s two Labor predecessors.

Unfortunately for Albanese, this autumnal sitting has more mists of political fog and opaque leadership than the promise of mellow fruitfulness in the months ahead.

This two-week sitting taking parliament officially into winter will not decide the next election – which is to be held between mid-August this year and mid-May next year – but it will decide the crucial political tone, party confidence and electoral momentum going into the long winter break and the resumption of parliament in the spring.

Instead of building on a good reaction to the May 14 budget, ­entrenching the economic plan to cut inflation, playing up the $300 energy rebate, spruiking the July 1 tax cuts and the billions in ­spending for housing and select ­industrial projects, Albanese faces a tepid voter reaction to give­aways, downright criticism from economists over inflation and a huge risk as to whether interest rates are cut this year.

What’s more, like his predecessors who bumbled a budget and brought down a crushing weight of unpopular decisions, Albanese is losing what control he had of the political debate and the social narrative.

Jim Chalmers’ grand plan for change to the economy, increasingly opposed by business and ­industry as a job lot with industrial relations changes and government-funded wage rises, is being lost in the mists about social division, housing shortages, rising ­prices (separate to inflation), ­immigration and crime.

The Treasurer’s plan for government investment in industry in the Future Made in Australia ­strategy has also faced a direct challenge from Industry Minister Ed Husic, who publicly called for a cut to the corporate tax rate or a lift in investment allowances.

This is a serious policy difference and can’t merely be waved away as a misconstrued comment or throwaway line.

There are those in cabinet who are now questioning the ­policy direction.

Chalmers faced his first question – ever – from Angus Taylor, his opposite number, about Husic’s corporate tax cut call and had to politely slap down the ­minister placed at the very end of the frontbench.

But for Albanese the problems of the autumn session are broader and more dangerous even than a policy fight over corporate tax because of Giles’ indefensible actions and Labor’s ambivalence on anti-Semitism and the Gaza conflict.

While the Greens intend to press Labor over a vote to recognise Palestine while the Coalition seeks an inquiry into anti-Semitism, Albanese muddles in the middle.

The PM also has to deal with the dawning reality that despite carbon emissions targets, already embroiled in local controversies over arrogant handling of offshore wind farms and new power lines, and the reality that even if Wednesday’s CPI figure points to a further easing of inflation, people are still facing rising prices for food, energy and petrol.

So far, Albanese’s handling of the issues outside parliamentary sittings has been little short of chaotic, incomprehensible and illogical. On the one hand he flags he might have a cabinet shuffle before the election and in the next breath defends Giles vehemently.

Autumn sittings, budgets and the impact on upcoming elections piles on even more pressure for ­Albanese, who must take control and lead.

In 2010 Kevin Rudd was kicked out in June after the budget and a war with the mining industry; Julia Gillard suffered the same fate in a June 2013 sitting after introducing unpopular carbon emission laws; Tony Abbott was removed in his first term in 2015 after a poorly ­received budget was used as an ­excuse for a series of leadership challenges, and Malcolm Turnbull was removed as prime minister in the winter sitting of 2018 after going to the polls straight after a poorly received budget in 2016.

All these prime ministers were slipping as leaders and lost the backing of the public and their colleagues after failing to impose authority and control the political and economic narrative.

Hiding in the mists of autumn sittings doesn’t cut the mustard.

Nor does not being Scott Morrison.

Over to you, Mr. 32%.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 9:47 am

Dover, sorry about the misunderstanding, I have only just seen it, must have missed earlier. Goes to show how easy it is to not understand whether mine yours or both of us didn’t convey the message properly. At the very least conservatives discuss, not agree with everything like the left do. The crazier the better.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 29, 2024 9:52 am

WA NewsCourts & JusticeSound Telegraph

Joseph Liam Fletcher-Jones: 25-year-old escapes prison but fined $10,000 for pointing laser at police chopper
Rachel FennerSound Telegraph
Wed, 29 May 2024 2:00AM

A 25-year-old man was lucky to escape prison for pointing a laser at a police helicopter on New Year’s Eve in Warnbro.
Joseph Liam Fletcher-Jones pleaded guilty in Rockingham Magistrates Court on May 17 to causing alarm with laser lights to people in conveyance and failing to give police personal details.
The court was told the 25-year-old FIFO worker had climbed on the roof of a Warnbro home about 10.35pm on New Year’s Eve.
WA Police were conducting aerial patrols when Fletcher-Jones pointed a red laser light at the helicopter.

cohenite
May 29, 2024 9:56 am

De niro out front of Trump’s court house:

Robert De Niro Slammed Online over Trump Press Conference: ‘Will Never Spend Money on Anything He’s in Again’ (breitbart.com)

The old prick is excoriated on twatter.

Bongino reckons they are going to double down now that biden is indisputably brain dead and are going to kill Trump:

Is Soros Losing His Grip? (Ep. 2258) – 05/28/2024 (rumble.com)

Anyone betting Trump is NOT convicted in the stormy slut fest trial?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 29, 2024 10:14 am

Oh…dear.

A perfesser tries to get a grovel from a Jewish author.
It doesnt go well.
Final lines here, but its a RTWT.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/jewish-author-delivers-blistering-response-when-asked-where/

Now, with great pleasure, without choosing my expressions too much, I sincerely and with all the strength of my soul send to all the brainless “intellectuals” who are interested in my position to go f**k themselves.
— Dina Rubina

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 10:25 am
Rabz
May 29, 2024 10:39 am

the Coalition seeks an inquiry into anti-Semitism

Am I missing something here – what would be the point of such an inquiry, you bloody idiots?

Findings (in advance):

• labore and greenfilth politicians, j’ismists, stupid stinking moozleys, other assorted collectivists and ignorant young imbeciles in schools and monoversities are responsible for the massive upsurge in nayzee style anti-Semitism in this stupid, stupid country since pallyweirdos embarked on their medieval style murder and rape rape spree in southern Israel on October 7 2023
• politicians, police and the courts have done nothing to enforce the law regarding incitement to violence, hate speech, racist intimidation, trespass, use of carriage services to threaten people, etc, etc
• this disgraceful situation is not going to change any time soon, if ever – the Jew hatred genie is wholly out of the bottle

Grate work, dick heads – we the citizenry, are now reaping what you have sown. 

Rabz
May 29, 2024 10:43 am

de niro out front of Trump’s court house

I urge youse all to watch the video footage of that preposterous ol’ hollyweirdo hypocrite making an idiot of himself, again. Bloody hilarious.

Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 10:44 am

How on Earth did the prosecution team against Trump take nearly 5 hours to deliver their “final remarks?”

Desperate much?

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 10:45 am

Crossie
May 29, 2024 9:12 am

   Pence stood by Trump after the 2020 election, but it was the debacle and fall out from the January 6 riot* that split them. It was after January 6 that Pence walked away from Trump. Do I blame Pence? Not really.

Cassie, I do blame Pence who was no friend to the Trump admin. Accusations against General Flynn came from his office and later more accusations of others who worked for Trump. He also sided with Fauci and Birx against Trump’s other advisors during the covid debacle.

The last straw for me was when he bumped elbows with Nancy Pelosi as he authorised Biden’s election victory. Bumping elbows was the thing instead of fist bumps during the covid masking stage. He could simply have done his thing and walked away but he behaved as if he were a Democrat celebrating their victory.

I will never forget that, and will not forget Cassie’s comment regarding Pence either.
(providing my total recall will not desert me)

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 10:59 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 11:00 am

How odd.

Scientists Decode Deadly Blood Clot Disorder Triggered by COVID Vaccines (26 May)

These Finders Uni medical scientists aren’t ever going to be invited to Big Pharma funded soirees for the rest of their lives. Now that you two are in the doghouse anyway you might want to look at mRNA vaccines as well, since they’re ‘way worse than AZ’s one.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 11:01 am
Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 11:02 am

So, apparently the Secret Service have met with jail officials in NY in case Trump is imprisoned…

Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 11:11 am

The jury in the Trump trial is due back on Wednesday (4am Australian West Standard Time). Apparently Biden will give them instructions on how to deliberate and that will take an hour. They will sit until 930am (AWST).

One analyst at the court said at least one juror was smiling but several others were twisting in their chairs during the prosecutions closing remarks.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 29, 2024 11:17 am

Someone is angling to be the next Grace Tame:

How Ariel Bombara triggered an internal investigation into WA Police actions in weeks before Floreat murders

Ariel Bombara’s message was unambiguous.

Bravely fronting the media just days after her father Mark Bombara’s murderous actions took the lives of Jennifer Petelczyc and her teenage daughter Gretl, the 27-year-old wanted to convey a simple message about the horrific chain of events that led to Friday’s deadly shooting.

“There needs to be a massive systemic change made to protect women to ensure that this never happens again,” she said.

Blah blah blah men need to stop killing women etc etc

While she didn’t want to be drawn on the details, she outlined how she and her mother had fled the family home in late March in fear of their lives.

Gee, why didn’t she want to be drawn on the details? The chronology is certainly unusual. In late March, the TWENTY SEVEN YEAR OLD and her mother fled the family home in fear of their lives. In April, they start reporting him to the cops. In late May, he’s murdered two people and self-deleted. She says he’d been knocking her and her mother about for years but they didn’t report it (dead men tell no tales, thus we’ll just have to take her word on that – although domestic violence isn’t really that common or accepted in the well-heeled Mosman Park social strata). So this 27yo was willing to live with this serial abuser for all of these years and do nothing about it until very recently?

The perp had 13 guns. You have a documented history of violence – you quickly have zero guns. It is very unusual that he would go from nothing to a double murder suicide.

Now I’m not saying he didn’t do it. Of course he did. However, the facts currently known suggest some kind of recent and severe mental episode or psychotic break as the most likely predicate to the crime. Which puts a rather different spin on it.

Also, there is something very odd about their purported inability to obtain an FVRO against the shooter. The cops wouldn’t accept it or whatever. Well, you obtain an FVRO through the Magistrates Court, not the police. An interim FVRO hearing is held quickly on an ex parte basis and an interim order is granted very much on a ‘shoot first ask questions later’ (ahem) basis. If she got in front of a magistrate and said she feared her violent father would do something with his 13 guns, those guns would have been out of his custody within a few hours, tops. There is actually a section on the FVRO application form that asks if the respondent possesses firearms. The authorities are all over that. But she says the cops just didn’t want to hear about this violent man and his 13 guns and brushed her off. Um…yeah I highly doubt that. At the very least she would have been directed to the Magistrates Court website where FVRO application forms can be downloaded, with instructions on how to lodge them (not that you’d need to go to the cops – it’s a complete no-brainer to get help with this anywhere, any time.) It isn’t hard at all, and the process is fast, for obvious reasons.

So her story sounds very fishy to me. I suspect the stunning and brave daughter might actually be attempting to avoid culpability for not taking some fairly basic steps to alert authorities about her father that would very likely have prevented the murders OR she’s leveraging the crime to chase clout…or both.

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Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 11:29 am

the Coalition seeks an inquiry into anti-Semitism

Am I missing something here – what would be the point of such an inquiry, you bloody idiots?

Optics.

They can be seen to be “doing something.”

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 29, 2024 11:38 am

Bruce of Newcastle @10:25 am
Florence is stuck again.

This time, quite badly:

Flo recently encountered very hard and abrasive rock that, when coupled with a curve in the tunnel, halted operations as the rock pinched the machine shield.

Very high-pressure water jets are being used to remove the rocks before restarting Flo can be considered, he said.

This is Snowy Hydro explaining the problem as favourably as possible.

What has happened is that the TBM has been steered sufficiently sharply to jam the steel shield which supports the open ground between the cutter head and the last support ring.

Pinched’ means the TBM can’t move forward, or backwards.

Pinched shield’ means the large, heavy cylinder of steel holding the operating machinery and supporting the excavation is stuck tightly in the hole – and making it somewhere between extremely difficult to impossible to access the contact points between rock and shield to relieve the jam.

Water jets are being used to remove the rocks’ means a desperate attempt to enlarge the excavation around the stuck shield using abrasive water cutting tools. Working blind in a confined space.

This is also a race against time. The surfaced of the excavation, notwithstanding it’s in rock ever so hard and abrasive, will be relaxing in the direction of least stress and further jamming Florence ever more tightly.

Unless the poor girl is released fairly soon, the recovery solution is likely to be dismantling the machine in situ, blasting out an enlarged chamber ahead of the last supports, and rebuilding the TBM.

Or abandoning a kilometre of tunnel and starting again.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 11:38 am

Trump in gaol? Hopefully a lot of demonrat drudges, persecuters and other operatives will be saying their goodbyes to their loved ones. That is if they have any.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 11:39 am

Reposted for excellence:

I suspect the stunning and brave daughter might actually be attempting to avoid culpability for not taking some fairly basic steps to alert authorities about her father that would very likely have prevented the murders OR she’s leveraging the crime to chase clout…or both

Yes indeedy.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 29, 2024 11:43 am

Well, you obtain an FVRO through the Magistrates Court, not the police.

Police can issue on the spot protection orders, but thats usually in the case where the flogger and flogee are still at the scene of the flogging.
But yes, a hearing at the local court can happen quickly, and would be granted 99% of the time.
I seem to recall one of the questions we were instructed to ask (as JPs) if the firearm box is ticked is “do you fear they will use them”?

Its possible the dead flog was mates with the cops in question etc, but thats pure feculation on my part*

*feculation” – same as speculate but may contain more bullcrap.

I have a great, visceral loathing of people using the 1% of mad/bad whom the orders fail against to tell other ladies “oh they are useless”.
Its shit advice from shit people.

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 11:46 am

Dr Faustus
May 29, 2024 11:38 am

Bruce of Newcastle @10:25 am
Florence is stuck again.

This time, quite badly:

Or abandoning a kilometre of tunnel and starting again.

Sometimes it’s wise admit defeat, why can’t they do it?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 29, 2024 11:47 am

WA Police have power to issue 72-hour restraining order even if there is not enough evidence to charge person
WA Police have the power to issue a 72-hour temporary restraining order against a domestic violence perpetrator even if there is “insufficient evidence” to arrest and charge that person with family violence offences.
Officers can issue police orders to give victims “temporary but instant protection” if they have welfare concerns.
It allows them time to attend court to obtain a court-issued family violence restraining order.

Stand by for the first claims of abuse of such an order.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 29, 2024 11:53 am

But yes, a hearing at the local court can happen quickly, and would be granted 99% of the time.

Yep, it is fast. You can go in there and literally tell a pack of lies to the beak about how violent the respondent is (who isn’t there to defend themselves) and an interim FVRO will almost certainly be issued – unless your lies are totally outrageous and implausible – and that gives you a fortnight of them not being allowed within however many metres of you, your home, your place of work etc before they get a chance to be heard.

In this case the daughter didn’t have to lie. If she had have applied for an FVRO in late March, it would have been heard and granted within a day or two and his guns would have been in a police lockup somewhere shortly thereafter. Why didn’t she apply for an FVRO then? Or at any time over the subsequent 2 months whilst she was purportedly in deathly fear of him? Something is very iffy about her story.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 29, 2024 11:57 am

PETER VAN ONSELEN: If Anthony Albanese is too weak to sack his best mate Andrew Giles for letting serial rapists stay in Australia then HE’S the one who should go
Daily Mail.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 12:03 pm

If you want to understand Asian geopolitics today

For another aspect of the Chinese economic question, this today was interesting:

China Throws Money At Semiconductors Again (28 May)

Do you remember the last time I covered where the money went to in those previous phases? The money went to companies like Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Result? “Hongxin’s unfinished plant in the port city of Wuhan now stands abandoned. Its founders have vanished, despite owing contractors and investors billions of yuan.”

Or maybe Tsinghua Unigroup. Result? The arrested a whole lot of executives, a lot of money disappeared into various pockets, and “Tsinghua Unigroup abandoned its plan to build DRAM memory chip manufacturing plants in Chongqing and Chengdu in southwest China earlier this year.”

As I wrote before, China’s semiconductor industry is shell games all the way down.

Not especially different here and in the US of course, with climate dosh being wasted in great dollops and green grifters getting rich. Albo’s Made in Australia green initiative is going to be grist for many many future investigative reports in newspapers I suspect. But the story does show that the Chinese iceberg has quite a lot going on under the water that we usually don’t see.

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shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 12:09 pm

It alwayz comes down to the “gimme money” doesn’t it ..! .. Why on earth do schools need money to cover volunteers for the school tuckshop ..? .. And what is the ‘project manager” involvement ..
Apparently, gone are the dayz when a few keen mums ran these operations .. LOL!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-29/funds-cut-for-migrant-tuckshop-program-creating-connections/103902700

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 12:11 pm

O’Neil and Giles are digging their hole even deeper. Perhaps we should put them to work on Snowy 2.0.

Why a ‘foolish’ tribunal allowed Sudanese serial criminal who faked being Indigenous to keep his visa (Sky News, 29 May)

Fiery exchange as O’Neil defends Giles over immigration bungle (Sky mainpage headline, 29 May)

Anyone want some more popcorn?

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 12:21 pm

Word from the Gold Coast property market is that high end Chinese owners are desperate to sell as they seek to plug financial holes in their businesses back home. Some are even being described as distressed sales.

shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 12:56 pm

never mind inflation, bank loan rates or even your weekly shop .. cos .. this is Oz where we has lotz & lotz of spare cash to throw around ..
$A600 million for an Oz taxpayer sponsored “private” enterprise thugby team in PNG .. a dun deal …. FFS!

https://x.com/BenFordhamLive/status/1795595651495215300

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shatterzzz
May 29, 2024 1:04 pm

Kids know best …!

X
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 1:33 pm

Giles has effete and eloi written all over him. A despicable waste of space. This abomination of a gubmint is just so aristocratic – Geelong Grammar, Scotch,. Xavier. From dregs of the middle class to the dregs of the upper class.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 1:44 pm

This Samantha Murphy case is really starting to stink.
Maybe if it wasn’t the thoroughly corrupt VicPlod it wouldn’t trouble the spidey senses.

They would have a batch of data from the suspect.
The would have a batch of data from the victim.

Digging holes all over the place on an ad hoc basis seems like a lottery.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 29, 2024 2:02 pm

https://scitechdaily.com/network-of-robotic-telescopes-finds-new-earth-sized-world-orbiting-an-ultra-cool-star/
Interesting to see just how cool the star is and whether it is variable in terms of flaring as hydrogen on it’s surface ignites periodically.

Zippster
Zippster
May 29, 2024 2:29 pm

Dekulakization: When the Soviets Tried to Wipe Out an Entire Class

strangely similar to the current war on small farmers

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bons
bons
May 29, 2024 2:46 pm

Tingle’s plan to neuter Williams and reduce his role to begging for money as was the case with his predecessor the bra ads editor, has obviously been successful.

She understood that Albanese would never permit sanctions to be applied against Labor’s most corrupt promoter within the ABC.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 29, 2024 3:00 pm

WA Police have power to issue 72-hour restraining order even if there is not enough evidence to charge person

There absolutely could have been a balls-up by the cops here. I still want to know why this was required when the daughter had almost two months to alert the authorities about the armed and violent man whose home she claims she fled in fear of her safety. It’s a reasonable question, but it couldn’t be asked because “she didn’t want to be drawn on the details”.

I’ll bet she didn’t. It’ll come out at the inquest I suppose, although by then she’ll no doubt have collected her West Australian of the Year award, done the speaking tours etc and no one will notice.

Plenty of precedent for this, ie. Rosie Batty, who is never questioned over her extraordinarily negligent and reckless conduct in allowing her son to approach his father despite the restraining order she’d taken out against him; a man she knew to be violent and mentally unstable.

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 29, 2024 3:08 pm

Just suffering through a bit of question time in the Reps. Any time Blackout Bowen gets on his hind trotters the mute button gets hit.

Gawd almighty Andrew Giles is an insipid wimp of a blame shifter. And Albosleazy continues to back him with the latest distraction squirrel being a new directive to replace No. 99 and a new Tribunal appointed.

If parliament insists on televising this unwatchable crap a good start would be banning Dorothy Dixers forever.

Watching unknown backbenchers reading out a question under instructions from the answering minister is pathetic

Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 3:15 pm

The personal data and payment information of 560 million Ticketmaster users has reportedly been hacked and is currently available for purchase online.

Hacking group ShinyHunters claimed to have breached Ticketmaster and Live Nation security systems, acquiring data from 560 million users.

If the claims prove legitimate, it may end up being one of the largest hacks ever.

The compromised data, amounting to 1.3 terabytes, includes both personal data and sensitive payment details.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 3:26 pm

Diesel at 7/11 is back to 1.99.
That’s Mobil diesel.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 29, 2024 3:27 pm

Gawd almighty Andrew Giles is an insipid wimp of a blame shifter.

If a streak of pelican guano were human it’d be Andrew Giles

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 3:29 pm

Direction 99 sounds like Order 66 from Star Wars.
Anyways, Albo re doing direction 99 means nothing.
Anyone in any decision making role knows what they have to do to remain employed by this government and then the next Labor/Green coalition government.

rosie
rosie
May 29, 2024 3:30 pm

Victoria now has a ministry for good boys.
Aren’t we the lucky ones?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 29, 2024 3:35 pm

Just read Andrew Creighton’s article on that venomous washed-up mongrel (for that he truly is) Robert De Niro (his surname I think is indicative of his black heart) De Niro is gorged in malicious envy, he has neither the physical stature nor the raw celebrity talent of Trump. Choke on your envy you cur!

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 29, 2024 3:39 pm

on the De Nirogration of Donald Trumped by the has-been I liked this comment on the article by Andrew Creighton in the Oz:

Lucas Heights

6 HOURS AGO

Donald Trump became successful by writing his own script and projecting his acumen and personality on to the public. Robert De Niro become successful by reading other peoples scripts and projecting their acumen and personalities on to the public Which of these two has the most credibility to lead America (and the free world) in the years ahead ?

Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 3:41 pm

Victoria now has a ministry for good boys.

I did once wake up on a Saturday morning under the Speaker’s desk in the Victorian LA… when I was younger, and stupider.

johanna
johanna
May 29, 2024 3:43 pm

The Us Army Corps of Engineers ain’t what it used to be:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-29/gaza-pier-built-to-supply-aid-breaks-apart/103906214

Spokeswoman Sabrina Singh estimated the repair work will take at least over a week, with the structure being anchored back onto the beach afterwards.
Ms Singh said: “From when it was operational, it was working, and we just had sort of an unfortunate confluence of weather storms that made it inoperable for a bit.
“Hopefully just a little over a week, we should be back up and running.”

Since the pier began operations, the United Nations has transported 137 trucks of aid from the pier — the equivalent of 900 metric tonnes — a UN World Food Programme spokesperson said.

and

The setback is the latest for the $490 million pier, which has already had three US service members injured and had four vessels beached due to heavy seas.
Two of the service members received minor injuries but the third is still in critical condition, Ms Singh said.
Deliveries were also halted for two days last week after crowds rushed aid trucks coming from the pier and one Palestinian man was shot dead.
The pier was fully functional as late as Saturday when heavy seas unmoored four of the Army boats that were being used to ferry pallets of aid from commercial vessels to the pier.

Two of the vessels got stuck on the coast of Israel. One has already been recovered and the other will be in the next 24 hours with the help of the Israeli military, Ms Singh said.
The other two boats were stranded on the beach in Gaza and were expected to be recovered in the next two days, she said.

Setback? Fustercluck, more like.

They are blaming ‘heavy seas’ and ‘storms’ – no doubt these unprecedented events will be blamed on the boiling oceans any minute now.

Still, no doubt they all know their pronouns.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 29, 2024 3:45 pm

Victoria now has a ministry for good boys.

On the Parliamentary Secretary for Men’s Behaviour change Rita Panahi X-ed “Please nobody tell Matt Walsh about this” but apparently someone did to which Matt Walsh responded:

https://x.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1795621745434530144

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 29, 2024 4:05 pm

Lets not forget, Laura Tingle works for a racist organisation.
What did she know and why did she remain silent..
the standard you walk past etc etc…

Justin Stevens apologises to ABC staff after report finds workplace racismhttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jun/16/justin-stevens-apologises-to-abc-staff-after-report-finds-workplace-racism

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 29, 2024 4:05 pm

Time for a new number plate

Victoriastan. Not like Australia.

Kneel
Kneel
May 29, 2024 4:13 pm

““Please nobody tell Matt Walsh about this” but apparently someone did to which Matt Walsh responded:

Australia now has an official government position for “men’s behavior change.” Once again I must reiterate my proposal that Australia be immediately conquered and turned back into a penal colony.”

Sold. Please USA, come conquer us and turn us into the 53rd state. A bit of 1st, 2nd and 4th amendment rights wouldn’t go astray…

Lysander
Lysander
May 29, 2024 4:21 pm

$A600 million for an Oz taxpayer sponsored “private” enterprise thugby team in PNG .. a dun deal …. FFS!

$600M for an NRL team in PNG FFS!

I’m a West Aussie so I don’t know how important NRL is to the country but surely this is going to go down like a lead balloon?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 29, 2024 4:25 pm

$600M for an NRL team in PNG FFS!

A hearts and minds initiative to keep the Chinese at bay.

Gutho
Gutho
May 29, 2024 4:25 pm

Does the Parliament Secretary for men’s behavior decide who can be called
 “The Honourable” ?

Kneel
Kneel
May 29, 2024 4:28 pm

“Does the Parliament Secretary for men’s behavior decide who can be called
 “The Honourable” ?”

Also, does he get to decide who has/is a member?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 29, 2024 4:30 pm

I suspect we have all seen YouTube clips of people messing with scammers on the phone.

But I particularly like this one of a voice actress playing an elderly woman and Siri while talking to the scammer.

Only one minute long.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 4:46 pm

The 600mill commitment is a 10 year deal.
Including the grant from the NRL (the carve up of the tv dosh) an NRL team costs approx 20mill per annum to run.

They will say the difference is for ground upgrades and travel.
In fact it will be a way to funnel Australian taxpayer money to the right people in PNG.

Who will then just go get more from China.

Whats Albo going to do then?
He doesn’t know what stop-loss means.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 4:52 pm

I don’t know if the plans had changed but they weren’t even going to play all their home games in Port Moresby.
A previous plan was to play blocks of games in PM, Cairns & Darwin.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 29, 2024 4:53 pm

Mother Lode @ 04:30pm…

I suspect we have all seen YouTube clips of people messing with scammers on the phone.

I entertained some Indian caller by playing to him Kevin Bloody Wilsons Santa Claus.

His supervisor rang back confused so I played it to him.

Stopped calls for a fair while.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 29, 2024 4:55 pm

At the RenewEnergy satire site, Green’s Green, Giles Parkinson, has his knickers in a knot over Florence the immobile tunnel boring machine.

Snowy Hydro insists, however, that despite the cost blowouts – now at $12 billion, up from the original estimate of just $2 billion and twice the first detailed budget – the project is still worth more than it was at the start, with a “net present value” of more than $3 billion according to a new assessment released last week.

That is predicated on an increased capacity – now 2,00 MW – and more generation, operating at up to six to eight hours a day. It depends, some analysts say optimistically, on being able to operate that often, and not having the growing amounts of battery storage eating its lunch and stealing its market share by offering cheaper turnarounds.

The delays in the project – now not expected to be working until the end of the decade – and the cost blowouts have turned Snowy 2.0 into something of an embarrassment for the federal government. Apart from the impact on its own green transition plans, it has caused many other projects to be abandoned, because of its sheer size.

Comrade Parkinson is also full of admiration for Snowy Hydro’s other major initiative:

The one piece of “good news” from Snowy Hydro’s Senate Committee appearance was the assessment that another of its controversial projects, the new 660 MW Kurri Kurri gas power station in the Hunter Valley, will be finished on time by the end of the year. 

But it won’t be running on gas, and certainly not the partial green hydrogen promised in the original plan, at least initially. That’s because the new gas pipeline needed to supply the plant has not been built yet, and the green hydrogen hasn’t been sourced. So the facility will be operating on trucked in diesel until that time. That’s a lot of diesel.

Obviously, I’m not entirely sure myself, but you kind of sense that there may just be a problem with Snowy Hydro (joint proprietors: C. Bowen and K. Gallagher) when RenewEnergy calls it out as a clown show.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 29, 2024 4:58 pm

The NRL was also lobbying the government for a tax holiday for all players and staff attached to the new PNG franchise.

All this diplomacy adds up.
Wonder if the yanks are taking a few bob off the subs for doing this.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 29, 2024 5:14 pm

Last word on Snowy Hydro’s NPV $3bn ‘estimate’ for Miserable Ghost 2.0:

That is predicated on an increased capacity – now 2,00 MW – and more generation, operating at up to six to eight hours a day.

That is also predicated on 2.0 being able to buy 7.5 to 10 hours of ‘cheap’ off peak power every day – without bidding up the prices for everyone else – to pump water back up the hill.

It’s a far king good job that renewable power will be too cheap to meter by the time this economic dynamo kicks in…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 5:35 pm

BobtheBoozer
 May 29, 2024 1:47 pm

 Reply to  Oh come on

OCO, there’s something very dodgy about the whole thing and I’d be reluctant to blame anyone except the shooter, and even then the story needs to come out.

How do we even know that the daughter isn’t telling the truth and the coppers wanted an incident that would allow them to confiscate every weapon in WA, but it got way out of control.

This is a one week wait until some facts start appearing.

Shorter Betty:-
Blah, blah, conspiracy.
Blah, blah, conspiracy.
But we need to wait for the facts.
How about these facts.
The bloke was a loon.
He had unlicensed guns (likely including the murder weapon).
He committed a double murder of people who had s.f.a. to do with his failed marriage.
He was a xunt the world is better off without.
Stop dog-whistling that he is some sort of victim here.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 5:41 pm

rosie
 May 29, 2024 3:30 pm

Victoria now has a ministry for good boys.

Aren’t we the lucky ones?

Classic Chairman Dan.
Two ALP MPs forced out over “behavioural issues” (i.e. bullying staff and/or getting handsy with staff).
The response?
Appoint a Minister for Naughty Boys in Parliament who will busy himself inventing complaints about opposition MPs and burying legitimate complaints about Liars MPs.

calli
calli
May 29, 2024 5:46 pm

Spotted in Caceres last night – a midnight blue “A” with pale fawn upholstery. Leather, natch – this is Spain after all.

The wheels were red.

Won’t write anything about Morocco just yet. My thoughts might be coloured by a “little friend” the Beloved and I brought back with us. Probably picked up during our last meal there.

Let’s just say there will be no weight gain for us! 😀

calli
calli
May 29, 2024 5:48 pm

Woke up to De Niro gurning about Trump this morning.

That didn’t help the situation either.

cohenite
May 29, 2024 5:48 pm

Theory about why the slime bag de niro is doing what he is doing: he was a close associate of Epstein and had been arrested in France in 1998 involving underage prostitutes. That went away but maybe now someone has their fist up his arse:

Robert De Niro Suffers Panic-Attack as Trump Voters TROLL Him on LIVE-TV into Tears – Whatfinger News’ Choice Clips

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 5:49 pm

Tingle is yet another reason to abolish the rotten ABC. Even if it was any good, there is just no need for it. By the way, who the hell does she think she is to lecture and admonish us? Great mind she is not. Just another spiteful mediocrity. Amazing where connections can get you.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 5:50 pm

the coppers wanted an incident that would allow them to confiscate every weapon in WA

Other posters have commented on this earlier today, and I approve of that commentary.

Consider that the WA jacks, over and beyond all other jackery in this country (and that’s saying something) have a reputation for furiously enforcing the most restrictive firearm laws in the country.

Now consider the proposition that the same WA jacks, on apparently and allegedly hearing from the daughter of a lunatic’s ex’s friend that this lunatic was not only a serious domestic violence offender and had multiple firearms, but also had an unregistered handgun.

IF that story by this latter-day Rosie Batty is to be believed, the super-enforcing WA jacks – instead of immediately powering up the turtle suits to raid the joint with armoured cars 15 minutes before dawn – laughed her off. ‘Yeah yeah’, I believe she said was the quote.

I don’t consider her story to be credible, as appealing as it may be to the media and various theorists. She’s either trying to assuage her own guilt by being late (but loud) to the party, or she’s after free cash and/or notoriety. Possibly also a reality TV appearance.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 29, 2024 5:52 pm

Snowy 2.0 Hydro or whatever it is. Sorry been following due to travel and enjoying the analysis. My 2c worth from phone searches via goolag. Warning my rubbish grammar may be worser than normal.

Senator Davey from the Nats last year was sniffing in the right place if he’s asking about Geotech but seems to be unwilling/distracted/restrained as this is a turdbull baby and could blow up in the LNP’s face. If he were genuine he might follow up some of the Execs of the company named Pearce Geotech whom seem to be owned by a mob or person in Bendigo, after that my ASIC searches hit a wall for free, I’ll have to pay if I want it.

Be very interesting to follow the money here. Pearce Geotech who I have never heard of in Queensland circles are Victorian. Geelong of all places. OK, so their projects. Hmmmm already: soil science, compaction studies for wind farms, a freshwater pipeline in WA, various reservoir upgrades. However tunnel geotech or U/G mine… Zero that I can find.

The K92 gold mining company in PNG using them for their gold mine expansion would be well advised to walk away from this mob going on Snowys issues and the fact Owen Stanley’s are much more complex and dynamic terrain with faulting and tectonic level problems…

I don’t have linkedin and can’t see it publicly as Linkedin doesn’t allow anymore but if I did a search of Geotech’s I reckon they would be following a pattern that I have seen all too much in other Geo consultancies, new arrivals with varying ability and very poorly paid and stood over to produce anything which is what the engineers at SMEC got by the looks.

They got $100mil for this and the documents for the tender process would be fascinating and likely follow another dirty secret of the mining game that I am familiar with especially when the preferred tenderer somehow discovers the other bids…

Only ever having worked at lower levels I can only relate second hand anecdotes from people involved. I’m sure others have first hand experience.

Anyway as I said before facetiously pull rods & grout up as we would do, but that easy with a HQ diameter to a 4″CC hole and easier said to do with a hole on this magnitude that is well beyond my technical expertise.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 6:17 pm

More taxpayers’ hard earned down the toilet.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 6:21 pm

She’s been admonished! That’ll fix her.

ABC news director admonishes Laura Tingle over ‘racist’ remark (Sky News mainpage headline)

Next will be frowns of disapproval. After that an actual talking to, in his office, but not too stern since that would be misogynistic and bullying. And then, if she continues, I foresee a really really stern slap with a limp lettuce leaf.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 6:22 pm

The is absolutely outrageous. Nobody asked us.

@QBCCIntegrity

Any politician who commits our sovereignty to foreign ‘powers’ must be removed from office.

The comments are scathing.

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Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 6:26 pm

ABC news director admonishes Laura Tingle over ‘racist’ remark (Sky News mainpage headline)

Her opinion that Australia is a racist country was the least concerning aspect of her presentation.

If the opposition has any salt they won’t let up until the question of her political bias is addressed.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 29, 2024 6:32 pm

Ah, now that’s a good descriptor of Tingle.
Resting Frown Of Disapproval Face.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 6:35 pm

Roger, when I read about that poisonous eruption on Sunday night it occurred to me that it may be part of a “Dutton has a migrant problem” campaign like the Australian Story episode to advance “Dutton has a wimmin problem”.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 6:36 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 6:36 pm

If the opposition has any salt they won’t let up until the question of her political bias is addressed.

Littleproud has been giving it a fairly good go.

David Littleproud blasts Laura Tingle for ‘complete bias’ (Sky News, 29 May)

‘More news, less views’: David Littleproud calls out ABC host’s ‘strong’ views against Coalition (Sky News, 29 May)

Even erstwhile ABC colleague Chris Uhlmann is giving her a gentle serve, although not over her Tory bashing.

ABC’s Laura Tingle’s racism comments is ‘entirely misunderstanding’ Australia (Sky News, 28 May)

Sky News contributor Chris Uhlmann says ABC host Laura Tingle’s comments over Australia being a racist country is “entirely misunderstanding the country”.

What with his recent opeds in the Paywallian it looks like Mr Uhlmann has been indulging in a tiny red pill or two lately.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 29, 2024 6:43 pm

Could we rename Florence the tunnel boring machine “Malcolm”? Then like its namesake we’ll have two complete failures.
FFS just fill in the hole it has already made behind it and forget it.

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 6:48 pm

I believe Chris Uhlmann is a smart fellow as far as journalists go.

Therefore, he should know that the racism comments are a sideshow.

The issue is that a member of the ABC board, tasked with overseeing the ABC’s impartiality according to its Charter, has publicly declared herself for Albanese & Labor and most definitely against Dutton & the Liberals.

Her position is now untenable.

Indolent
Indolent
May 29, 2024 6:53 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 6:54 pm

I wonder how much influence the shows like the 730 report really have now.

Roger
Roger
May 29, 2024 6:55 pm

FFS just fill in the hole it has already made behind it and forget it.

Why throw good taxpayer’s money after bad?

Leave the hole in situ.

Dub it ‘Malcolm’s Folly.’

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
May 29, 2024 7:02 pm

To be fair, Ms Tingle has released a statement full of contrition after a a few
days of quiet contemplation. Not.
She has blown raspberrie and says she’s right. She ‘S super bright and professional and is the victim of a nasty conspiracy. Never change

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 29, 2024 7:11 pm

I know I shouldn’t let these rubbish people get to me, but spite and dishonesty in Tingle’s attack stopped me from getting to sleep till about 2 am.

johanna
johanna
May 29, 2024 7:12 pm

Cruising through Youtube music videos, as usual, I came across one that reminded me of the mindless hate, and determination to stir up trouble, of the Left.

The story is that a very talented performer and songwriter caled Tracy Chapman had a song called Fast Car. It was a moderate hit.

How it became a huge beatup is that Chapman is (i) black and (ii) a lesbian.

When an American country artist called Luke Combs requested, and received legal permission to record his version, and it became a massive hit, all hell broke loose.

‘Just another example of how women of colour and lesbians are exploited’ and so on. It really was a ‘thing.’ Twitter and the lefties were furious.

What actually happened was that the parties made a mutually satisfactory arrangement. What’s more, interest in Chapman’s original version, and her other work, skyrocketed. So did her royalties.

Chapman was a shy person with a huge talent, and chose not to seek the spotlight. But, the manipulators had no scruples about using her.

The final word is this great clip of her and Luke performing her song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEqb6xbeuCo

Well done to Tracy and Luke for showing up the liars and haters.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 29, 2024 7:16 pm

Tingle has got to see that her position is untenable.
Such bias shown to Albanese’s Pinko Left, where as an ABC luvvie she is expected to only endorse the Bandtian Far Green Left.

cohenite
May 29, 2024 7:20 pm

LNP outrage about the tingle bitch is pathetic. These gutless, gonadless twerps could have closed down, defunded or otherwise gutted the smarmy parasites at the abc a number of times and have always done buggar all. Keith Pitt, for instance was on Credlin tonight opining he has a lot of respect for trannie tingle and it gives a hard interview. Pathetic.

johanna
johanna
May 29, 2024 7:23 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
May 29, 2024 6:21 pm

She’s been admonished! That’ll fix her.
ABC news director admonishes Laura Tingle over ‘racist’ remark (Sky News mainpage headline)
Next will be frowns of disapproval. After that an actual talking to, in his office, but not too stern since that would be misogynistic and bullying. And then, if she continues, I foresee a really really stern slap with a limp lettuce leaf.
—————————————————————————-

You forgot a strong letter to The Times.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 8:16 pm

Predictably, and in Muddying Waters news (the Tele):

Chilling photographs have emerged of accused killer cop Beau Lamarre-Condon holidaying with, and cosied up to, one of the men he allegedly murdered.

The unseen photos come as a lawyer for the alleged double murderer confirmed his client is pushing ahead with a lawsuit against the NSW Police Force for bullying and harassment while he was in the job.

And, apropos of Mr Baird – an ex-lover and also penis enthusiast:

…police allege that a few months later when the “on again, off again” relationship between the pair ended, and Mr Baird began dating flight attendant Mr Davies, Lamarre-Condon was driven by jealousy.

Also:

He is accused of repeatedly breaking into Mr Baird’s Brown St terrace in the lead up to the alleged murder, and accessing his ex-lover’s phone and social media accounts.

On the morning of the deaths, police allege Lamarre-Condon broke into the terrace and fired three shots from his police pistol, killing Mr Baird and Mr Davies.

It’s understood that complaint is now a lawsuit, with the lawyer for Lamarre-Condon John Walford confirming his client was pressing ahead with the case against the police force while he was employed as a constable.

“Yes, action against police continuing…it’s huge,” Mr Walford said.

Mr Walford had previously said Lamarre-Condon’s mental health would “probably” form part of the defence case.

At the risk of saying ‘Well he would say that’, well – he would say that. Bullied, apparently, because his universal greatness and gayness was not acknowledged to the appropriate extent.

In any event, civil matters will have to wait until the conclusion of the criminal matters, so unfortunately for Mr Lamarre-Condon, he may have to conduct his bullying campaign in between picking up bits of soap.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 29, 2024 8:23 pm

Knuckles he’ll be dropping the soap so he has to bend over.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 29, 2024 8:25 pm

Mr Walford had previously said Lamarre-Condon’s mental health would “probably” form part of the defence case.

At the risk of saying ‘Well he would say that’, well – he would say that. Bullied, apparently, because his universal greatness and gayness was not acknowledged to the appropriate extent.

The phrase which comes to mind is “ill advised”.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 29, 2024 8:46 pm

Would any cat swot like to dig up info on the changes over time of Australian police firearm issue, frequency of carry, and off-duty misuse?
I know it exploded in WA around the time of the Claremont murders, it still gives me the sh*T’s to see some porky plod with a holster on a quiet Tuesday morning

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 8:57 pm

info on the changes over time of Australian police firearm issue, frequency of carry

It is said they carry them all the time Wally, except when going to court. Has been the way for decades, except in tiny hamlets.

I understand the reason is that when they are called to ice-fuelled domestics where people are being beaten to death or stabbing their neighbours in the street or turning up to home invasions where mothers are stuck through the heart with blades, which is far more common than it used to be, they don’t have to resort to the classic Robin Williams line “Stop! or I’ll say Stop! again!’

Alternatively we could be like the UK where when confronted with this sort of thing, the jacks go ‘hang on for 45 minutes while we call someone with a gun to stop you being murdered’.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 29, 2024 9:05 pm

Wally.

People iron-barring Jews across their skulls in the street. On, say, a Tuesday morning.

Do you want the jacks armed with big voices, pepper spray and bad breath?

Bear in mind that I hear Taser barbs won’t penetrate anything approaching winter clothes.

Digger
Digger
May 29, 2024 9:19 pm

Mr Papalia said the current gun laws were inadequate and the new laws before parliament would have impacted Bombara from owning guns.
“The new laws state, categorically, that the possession and use of a firearm is a privilege and that privilege is conditional on public safety,” he said.
“This assumption drives every other part of the law and impacts every licenced (sic) firearm holder in the state.
“In addition, there will be no recreational licence in the new laws.

I take no solace for the fact he is one of my mob and he thoroughly enjoyed his stint at Campbell Barracks where he got to fire several hundred rounds per day from some very specialised weapons…

Tekweni
Tekweni
May 29, 2024 9:27 pm

Wondering what the outcome off today’s South African election will be. Overseas South African with valid passports can vote. Mine has long since expired. The ANC has been using diesel generators at huge expense to cut the rolling blackouts. Bit like Qld’s 50 cents public transport fees! Actually the ANC and Qld Labor do have something in common. Rank incompetence.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 29, 2024 9:33 pm

Classics:

Donnie Darko – Mad World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1_4e7gFBDw

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 29, 2024 10:06 pm

The ANC has been using diesel generators at huge expense to cut the rolling blackouts. 

Interesting. We were in Cape Town the other day and their nuclear plant could be seen across the way – glowing faintly at night of course (made that last bit up.) Dunno how much it produces or whether everything is Ok with it. Only one in SA apparantly.

The guide we had alluded several times to gross incompetence and corruption everywhere you looked government-wise in South Africa.

KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 10:08 pm

Having a problem with this one, perhaps one of the gardening types can help out?

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KevinM
KevinM
May 29, 2024 10:16 pm

I like steam engines specially locomotives, many said it before, they seem to be alive not like the other mechanical contraptions.

Hissing, blowing as they move, it is fascinating to watch them, of course you have to be a dull sort to do that.
There are many Big Boy videos to watch.

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Top Ender
Top Ender
May 29, 2024 10:38 pm

If Anthony Albanese won’t do his job and sack his wildly incompetent Immigration Minister then his party should find a new prime minister who will. 

Peter Van Onselen in the Daily Mail. Wasn’t he a leftie in his last publication?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 29, 2024 10:52 pm

Knuckles I just want my coppers to have a good head on their shoulders, good reach and a good grip, good eyesight and good foresight. The Batflu Sham Years gave me my fill of Timmy Timpson types in yellow flak vests and sidearms.
Only tragedy can come from giving guns exclusively to weaklings, like Lamarre-Condon, who was monomanically entitled and scrawny even by rent-boy standards.
Don’t get me wrong though, I’d ideally like a Right To Bear Arms, open carry country. An armed society is a polite society.

JC
JC
May 29, 2024 11:31 pm

Didn’t know this until today, when I read that Russia is marginally raising its tax base to pay for the war effort.

Personal income tax in Russia ranges between a flattish rate of between 13% to 15%. Wow !

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JC
JC
May 29, 2024 11:45 pm

Russian corp tax rate is moving up from 20% to 25%.

Russia appears to be a low taxed country.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 12:18 am

New Fred open

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