Open Thread – Thurs 30 May 2024


The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, 1660

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 12:17 am

First?

Muddy
Muddy
May 30, 2024 12:26 am

Twoth.
Bloody insomnia!

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 1:03 am

Good morning Cats. And from me, good afternoon.

The Beloved thinks his appearance is a little untidy in this hot as Hades temperature. He needs a little pampering.

Can any of guess where we are? Here’s a clue.

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calli
calli
May 30, 2024 1:25 am

The ship “MINERVA ANTONIA” in the Mediterranean Sea with a number of cruise missiles.

How the hell do these creeps get to blockade Israel and fire on neutral vessels? Do they want to be turned to glass also? In a former universe the west would be onto them as fast as you could say “knife”.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 30, 2024 1:48 am

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox

Judge Merchan just told the jury that they do not need unanimity to convict. 4 could agree on one crime, 4 on a different one, and the other 4 on another. He said he would treat 4-4-4 as a unanimous verdict.

Wow.
Just wow.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 1:50 am

Minerva -the name of a convict ship that dropped my lot in Hobart in July 1818.

According to Wiki, Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, justice, law, victory and the sponsor of arts, trade and strategy.

She is also a goddess of warfare.

Be careful who you fcuk with you stone age goat fcukers.

rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 2:43 am

Other than a couple of Arab accounts no-one is reporting that the MINERVA ANTONIA has sustained damage? On its way to Egypt.
https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/details/9380398

rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 2:45 am
calli
calli
May 30, 2024 3:05 am

From Rosie’s second link:

The group’s actions have disrupted global shipping, leading to rerouting around Africa and creating significant risks for vessels heading to Israeli ports.

How the hell can this be allowed to continue? At what point do countries involved in trade through Suez kick up and put a stop to it?

Or are Yemenis special in some way? Please enlighten me.

rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 3:07 am

Yep in islam genocide is defined as muslims being denied the right to commit genocide.
https://x.com/Ranting4Canada/status/1794938241411596413?t=LkUifEFWdV7iXkw9Jsfk6w&s=19

rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 3:10 am

A follow up on a very obvious attempt to stir up antisemitism particularly in Melbourne.
Lots of people were attacking Peter Horwitz for pointing out the obvious, that it was obviously fake.
“Her fake hate crime post received 10 million views and 200,000 likes before she locked her account. She invented a hate crime to demonise Jews. Should she be charged with a hate crime herself? @AusFedPolice”
https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1795795650363232460?t=LGtO2Os67zD7ikTTSaKh3Q&s=19

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rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 3:17 am

“The Israeli military says it has established “operational control” over the entire so-called Philadelphi Corridor — which runs for a total of 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) all along the Gaza-Egypt border.”

https://x.com/manniefabian/status/1795848320633462978?t=UMA2HHLZ3TxKO3pTpmJZ3Q&s=19

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 30, 2024 3:20 am

From the Oz. A lawyer with some integrity and humour has been stood down from chairing a committee over use of pronouns.

A silk who said his preferred pronouns are ‘HeHaw HeHaw Ha Ha Ha’ and questioned the use of gender-neutral titles in court and has been sacked as the chair of one of the NSW Bar’s central committees.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 30, 2024 4:01 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/outrage-we-people-showed-up-today-government-didnt/

Families of America’s veterans interred at the Cheyenne National Cemetery were snubbed by bureaucrats on Memorial Day: A memorial event was announced for 11 a.m. but no one showed up to conduct it or honor the veterans.

Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:04 am

Mark Knight classic.

Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:06 am

Brett Lethbridge. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
May 30, 2024 4:14 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
May 30, 2024 4:24 am

I’m surprised the Tim Pool, Donald Trump interview hasn’t received more coverage.
A lot of bloviating.
And a summary of key issues he’ll address in his first 100 days.

KevinM
KevinM
May 30, 2024 4:52 am

Yesterday was the day of the Fall of Constantinople 1453 capture of the Byzantine capital by the Ottoman Empire.

Didn’t see any mention of it on the MSM, probably an insignificant event in the grand scheme of things.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 30, 2024 4:55 am

Michigan is a failed state.

CBS News
@CBSNews

A district judge in Michigan was shocked when a man with a suspended driver’s license joined a court Zoom call while driving a car. At one point the judge says, “I don’t even know why he would do that.”

https://x.com/CBSNews/status/1795874128387334418

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 30, 2024 4:56 am

Robert De Niro is a c-bomb.

Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, And Lara Trump React To Robert De Niro & Biden Campaign Press Briefing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3ApuiEGiA

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 30, 2024 5:50 am

The pronoun lawyer sounds like a good fellow:

The blurb of Mr Ellison’s Wardell Chambers profile includes a series of jokes, including that he has “no interest in sailing, skiing, golf, cooking or learning a foreign language and does not own a winery”.

“He does not wish to achieve a work/life balance. Lindsay doesn’t smoke. Nor does he drink tea, coffee or alcohol. He eats too much chocolate. He knows nothing about cars or sport. He is one of the least interesting persons you might ever meet,” it reads.

“Lindsay has made over 600 donations to the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He recommends you do the same. His philosophy is that if you draw blood, the least you can do is to give some back.”

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 5:52 am

A rooftop garden in Seville.  The heat of the day slowly dissipating, the brilliant blue sky of midday fading into milky softness as the sun finally meets the horizon’s waiting embrace.

And as the air begins to cool, they rise.  Groups of swallows, scribing arcs in the evening air, their soft voices calling for a response.  In this part of Spain these migratory birds are everywhere.  The heat keeps them hidden …only as the setting sun takes its daily journey do they appear.

Something for Trickler…

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

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 6:22 am

Hugh…you are a very naughty boy.

😀

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 6:28 am

And…because I’m in Europe, I will confess…

I have never used the ubiquitous bidet.

I’m too scared. It might do something completely horrid, like the rogue hand shower that pretends to work then drenches you with freezing water from the concealed ceiling rose.

Never trust European plumbing. It’s a trap.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 30, 2024 6:36 am

Ah calli what a delight to read this l’il vignette, I can see and feel the waning warmth if only I could read the swallows’ message, could it be need more pepitas? Thanks for taking us with you.

A rooftop garden in Seville.  The heat of the day slowly dissipating, the brilliant blue sky of midday fading into milky softness as the sun finally meets the horizon’s waiting embrace.

And as the air begins to cool, they rise.  Groups of swallows, scribing arcs in the evening air, their soft voices calling for a response.  In this part of Spain these migratory birds are everywhere.  The heat keeps them hidden …only as the setting sun takes its daily journey do they appear.

132andBush
132andBush
May 30, 2024 6:47 am

Season update soon.
Trying to get more urea spread and the last of the irrigated Durum in the ground before more of the rain that was never again going to fill our dams and river systems does so, again.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 30, 2024 6:50 am

It would appear there’s going to be no quick verdict on the Trump-ed Up trial – still no verdict after day one of deliberations.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 6:54 am

Seville is my favorite city after Sydney. As for Hugh, its what makes the world go round. I’m unapologetic, can’t help it.

JC
JC
May 30, 2024 7:00 am

Went out with a pal who recently had a both sides examination – colon and gastroscopy. The bill came in. He’s insured and so doesn’t know where the bill finally settled between the hospital and the insurance. However, if he was paying it himself, this is what the NYC hospital was expecting. Have a guess what it came in at?

US$58,000! The Doc’s portion of that was $9,000.

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Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 30, 2024 7:00 am

Red sky in the morning at the ranch.
Sowing finished and rain on the way. Very dry here with most seed waiting on moisture to germinate and the sheep relying on me for feed.
I’d better be off and run a couple of big bales to a mob I didn’t get to yesterday.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 30, 2024 7:04 am

Vicplod claiming they clocked a bike and a car doing speeds in the high 290’s in traffic.
Are we meant to believe this?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 7:17 am

War is hell (the NT News):

It’s been a tense few days in Pyongyang ever since North Korea’s much lauded new spy satellite, intended to keep an eye South Korea and the US, blew up shortly after launch on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, South Koreans – including defectors from the north – have been sending balloons carrying USB sticks loaded up with K-Pop, money, food, medicine and anti-North Korean leaflets across the border.

A bit of Gangnam Style should entice a few more over the border, surely.

In retaliation, North Korea sent some balloons of its own on Wednesday carrying vast amounts of foul-smelling faeces.

Erg.

Megan
Megan
May 30, 2024 7:19 am

Several degrees of separation to the west of calli, the Sicilian Prince and my good self have wound up our wonderful ten days with family on the outskirts of Milan.

Our apartment was in the Commune of Magenta and the entire place was gearing up for a big reconstruction this weekend, of the famous Battle of Magenta that ended the Second War of Italian Independence on June 4th, 1859.

It resulted in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III and Patrice de MacMahon (*que?) against the Austrians under Marshal Ferenc Gyulay and the Prince of Montenuovo.

We also spent an afternoon wandering Boffaloro sul Ticino where fighting actually began on the evening prior. Gelato and coffe were also involved, something denied to the unfortunate soldiers awaiting their fate. The French Sardians were at a numerical disadvantage and the losses on both sides were considerable. A local Municipio building still is decorated by the giant holes punched in it by cannonballs during the battle.

Paddy MacMahon ended up as Duke of Magenta and President of France eventually. An interesting result of Irish immigration to France. The Rue de Magenta in Paris also commemorates this victory.

As an artistic side note, a red-pink dye discovered three years previously, and known as triaminotriphenyl carbonium chloride was renamed Magenta in honour of the unexpected victory because of the blood soaked battlefield and the colour created by blood on the blue imperial jackets. I’ll never look at paint tubes of Magenta in quite the same way after that.

A bit disappointed to miss the raucous celebrations but we have somewhere else to be that involves another foray onto the Italian train system. More updates pending.

* highly amusing listening to the various attempts by the locals to pronounce such an overtly Non-Italian name. Some of the more talented manage to make it sound totally local, but it always manages to make me laugh.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 30, 2024 7:22 am

‘Issue with racism’: ABC’s chief political correspondent doubles down on comments suggesting Australia is a racist country

The ABC’s chief political correspondent insists Australia has an “issue with racism” after it was revealed she had been “counselled” by the broadcaster’s news director over her comments at an event last weekend.

Laura Tingle made controversial comments at the Sydney Writers’ Festival when she was asked to comment on Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s policy about migration and the economy, including housing.

“I did indeed make the observation on Sunday that we are a racist country, in the context of a discussion about the political prospects ahead,” she said in a lengthy statement on Wednesday.

“I wasn’t saying every Australian is a racist. But we clearly have an issue with racism.”

Cassie of Sydney
May 30, 2024 7:24 am

Drew Pavlou asks a good question…..

What kind of sicko fakes a hate crime?

Many Muslims and leftists do. The American journalist Andy Ngo has observed and chronicled a long list of Muslim and leftist ‘hate crimes’ which all turned out to be fakes.

Of course, the most sensational fake hate crime of recent years was Jessie Smollett.

will
will
May 30, 2024 7:27 am

US$58,000! The Doc’s portion of that was $9,000.

I read many years ago in the New Yorker that the insurance for a gynecologist was $1 million per annum. No doubt more now and representative of the cost of medical practice, especially in Tort mad USA.

alwaysright
alwaysright
May 30, 2024 7:28 am

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I liked this.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 30, 2024 7:29 am

Read the result at the end!

Darwin man jailed for inadvertently killing Wadeye brother

A Darwin man who, after a heavy session of drinking, kicked his brother in the back, inadvertently perforating the victim’s pancreas and kidney, has been sentenced for the tragic death.

Jingili man Peter Kinthari, who is in his early 40s, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory to a charge of engaging in a violent act causing death.

The victim was his brother, who is referred to as TK for cultural reasons.

The offence occurred at Kinthari’s Jingili residence on August 3, 2022, with TK expiring the following day from catastrophic internal bleeding caused by a fractured rib perforating his right kidney and pancreas, Justice Judith Kelly told Kinthari’s sentencing hearing on May 20.

On the day in question, TK and his family had flown from Wadeye to visit Kinthari and his family, and the group began drinking heavily.

After 9pm, TK “got upset” at Kinthari, Justice Kelly told the court.

“Nobody seems to know why,” she said.

TK challenged a reluctant Kinthari to a fight, “hassling… [and] challenging him” until he agreed.

There was a melee on the street, which drew police attention, and TK and his partner left for several hours, returning at about 11pm, where a bumptious TK “demanded” another fight after a verbal disagreement.

TK lunged at Kinthari, flipping his brother onto his back, to which Kinthari responded by pushing TK over.

While TK was sitting on the ground, Kinthari “went up to TK from behind and kicked him hard in the right side of his body,” Justice Kelly said.

This kick “caused a displaced fracture of the right posterior twelfth rib,” which, unbeknown to all, had already set in motion the victim’s death.

Soon, TK felt a “sharp and severe stomach pain,” collapsing against the bathtub.

He was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital via an emergency ambulance, but while awaiting the trauma team, he went into cardiac arrest.

TK was declared deceased at 6.50am the following morning.

An autopsy subsequently determined about 1.7 litres of blood had bled into his body cavity.

Kinthari has been remanded in pre-sentence custody ever since, a period of about 22 months.

Justice Kelly said there were a number of mitigating factors, including that TK was the provocateur in both fights, Kinthari had suffered the “devastating” loss of his sole remaining brother, and that Kinthari did not mean to kill or cause serious harm to his brother.

Kinthari was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment but released immediately, with the remainder of his sentence suspended for an operational period of 18 months, conditional upon Kinthari being under the supervision of Community Corrections.

Cassie of Sydney
May 30, 2024 7:35 am

And of course, closer to home, in Melbourne back in November 2023, a fake crime was alleged by Nazi Muslims and their Nazi leftist comrades. These 2024 Nazis decided to imitate their 1933 Nazi ideological kin and allege a ‘Reichstag fire’ type incident. So, in November 2023 they alleged that Jewish arsonists set fire to a crappy Palestinian owned hamburger joint. And so what did the leftist and Muslim scum do? On the Sabbath, in the suburb of Caulfield where lots of Jews happen to live, whilst Vic police stood buy (as always), these 2023 Nazis unpeacefully assembled directly in front of a synagogue to harass, intimidate and threaten Jews!

It was later discovered that no Jew had been involved in the arson attack…of course. But who needs evidence and proof when you want to harass, intimidate and threaten Jews!

rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 7:41 am

Life is cheap in the NT.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 7:42 am

It was later discovered that no Jew had been involved in the arson attack

To his credit, one police officer was steadfast in his view that this was not a racist or religiously motivated attack.
When arrests were finally made, those charged did not have many degrees of separation from the Middle Eastern chaps involved in the illegal tobacco trade.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 7:45 am

‘Issue with racism’: ABC’s chief political correspondent doubles down on comments suggesting Australia is a racist country

Sounds more like an attempted walk back.

“Oh, I didn’t mean we’re all racist, just some of you.”

Pathetic.

As is Kim Williams’s disappearing act.
Apparently he has not returned The Australian’s phone calls.

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 30, 2024 8:00 am

Since he is only 2 months from retirement we need Rita Panahi to do a column and interview with the no pronouns lawyer.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 8:06 am

What no rioting TE, guess it must be ok when one of them is not a criminal being arrested and trying to stab the arresting officers.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 8:08 am

Tony Abbott addressed the Danube Institute in Budapest this week, claiming the West is wimping out in a “civilisational moment”. As China, Russia and Tehran pose “unprecendented challenges” to our way of life, we wallow in “moral confusion.”

Everything he says is true (more or less).

But this is the leader who wimped out on repealing 18C.

If we don’t play our part with courage when called upon, what right do we have to lecture others on their failures?

You can read a summary in The Australian today, if you wish.

bons
bons
May 30, 2024 8:09 am

Spent the night cowering under the covers as the ‘rain bomb’ approached.
Brought the dogs in. They hugged each other quivering.

My raindrop counter tells me that there were 17 miliflans. I didn’t notice, and the dogs just snored – loudly.

A beautiful sunny sky assures me that I survived yet another close escape from BOM gotterdammerung.

How much longer can our luck hold out?

JC
JC
May 30, 2024 8:14 am

I’ve often said, the US has the smartest people in the world and the dumbest blockheads one could ever imagine.

Tap here for an example of the most stupid.

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H B Bear
H B Bear
May 30, 2024 8:17 am

Teh Paywallian has an interesting storey on the Hawthorn AFL story. Liar affiliated legal types Gordon Legal and Leon Zwier are noticeable participants. Zwier now front and centre In the Brittany farce.

The AFL might need to join the ALPBC as the ALPFL.

John H.
John H.
May 30, 2024 8:17 am

Tony Abbott addressed the Danube Institute in Budapest this week, claiming the West is wimping out in a “civilisational moment”. As China, Russia and Tehran pose “unprecendented challenges” to our way of life, we wallow in “moral confusion.”

The perennial proclamations of a coming cultural apocalypse is a favourite theme of conservatives. Let me know when the sky falls.

JC
JC
May 30, 2024 8:19 am

Walked past a Brownstone home on 72nd street. Prominently displayed on the front of the home facing the street, was a white lit neon sign which said,

I am a proud Jew.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 8:21 am

“Oh, I didn’t mean we’re all racist, just some of you.”

Specifically, Peter Dutton and the 60% of us who voted Nyet in the referendum last October.
Of course, what Bingle is pissed off about is the inexplicable backlash against Giles allowing child rapists and granny bashers imported from various shit-holes to stay here.
What has really got Bingle wrapped around the axle isn’t the reaction of Joe Public. It is the fact that this brave new “F-ck You!” to middle Australia has now been abandoned by Elbow and now Giles. I hear overnight that Giles has thrown the AAT under the bus, saying they had “misinterpreted” his directive and we can expect “tough new measures”.
More generally, in Bingle World, anyone who questions the quantum of immigration on economic grounds, without saying a word about where migrants come from is obviously racist.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 30, 2024 8:21 am

Tony Abbott addressed the Danube Institute in Budapest this week, claiming the West is wimping out in a “civilisational moment”. As China, Russia and Tehran pose “unprecendented challenges” to our way of life, we wallow in “moral confusion.”

Pretty mouthy for a bloke who completely wimped out when he was PM and had the opportunity to do something about it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 8:24 am

bons
 May 30, 2024 8:09 am

Spent the night cowering under the covers as the ‘rain bomb’ approached

The rain bomb here threatens to drop 4mm … all between midday and teatime.
What next?
Locusts?

Crossie
Crossie
May 30, 2024 8:27 am

rosie

 May 30, 2024 3:10 am

A follow up on a very obvious attempt to stir up antisemitism particularly in Melbourne.

Lots of people were attacking Peter Horwitz for pointing out the obvious, that it was obviously fake.

“Her fake hate crime post received 10 million views and 200,000 likes before she locked her account. She invented a hate crime to demonise Jews. Should she be charged with a hate crime herself? @AusFedPolice”

Obviously there is a universal shortage of hate crimes against muslims that the only thing they can do is to produce them themselves.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 8:29 am

It was later discovered that no Jew had been involved in the arson attack

Called it.

*moonwalks*

Vicki
Vicki
May 30, 2024 8:29 am

Hmmm John H …….havnt noticed the sky falling? Well start looking up.

Seriously, the West is suffering many problems – not the least because it’s belief in the principles that made it great are in decline. The great historian Victor Davis Hanson has spoken recently (& published a new book) of the parallels with Ancient Rome. Interestingly, he speaks of the remarks of Livy, Tacitus & others of the effects of “luxus” on Roman morals and society. The similar effects of western affluence are very clear, in my humble opinion.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 8:30 am

H B Bear
 May 30, 2024 8:17 am

Teh Paywallian has an interesting storey on the Hawthorn AFL story. Liar affiliated legal types Gordon Legal and Leon Zwier are noticeable participants.

I heard a report on 3AW.
“The most serious allegation – that Hawthorn officials pressured a player and his girlfriend to have an abortion – was found to have no substance. Hawthorn is under pressure to make a financial settlement in the matter”.
So there you have it in a nutshell. Nothing proven.
But need munny.
I suspect the “pressure to have an abortion” was a fire-side chat with a 19 year old coke-head with no sense of responsibility about what being a parent really meant.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 8:30 am

“Last week, in an article in The Australian, I joined many from around the world denouncing the moral equivalence from the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) between Israel as a democratic country with an elected Prime Minister, a professional and disciplined military and a powerful and independent judiciary, on the one hand, and Hamas as a terrorist organisation with no internal judicial checks on its military conduct whatsoever, on the other.

Perhaps stung by the chorus of criticisms, Karim Khan, the prosecutor, has now dug the hole he is in even deeper in an interview with The Times. A British citizen of Pakistani ancestry, he recalled the many attacks on prominent British leaders by the Irish Republican Army and commented that the UK did not bomb Belfast to get the IRA on the justification that ‘there undoubtedly may be some IRA members and Republican sympathisers’ in Belfast. Khan is now guilty of serial false equivalencies.

Where to even begin when a man in such a critically important office for international criminal justice betrays such jaw-dropping ignorance and lack of understanding?

First off, Belfast is part of the UK and people of Northern Ireland are British citizens. Gaza is not part of Israel and Palestinians living there are not Israeli citizens. The government and defence force of Israel, unlike Hamas, believe it their solemn duty to serve, defend and protect Israelis, not bomb them.

During the time of the Troubles, the IRA were not the ruling party of Northern Ireland.

The IRA was not committed by its charter to the complete destruction of the UK and the liberation of the entire country, from the English Channel to the North Sea and the Irish Sea. Senior IRA spokesmen did not call repeatedly for the death and ethnic cleansing of all Englishmen, with excitable mobs of expatriate Irish chanting ‘Gas the Poms!’ and ‘Where are the Poms?’ in the West’s major cities.

Perhaps I missed the news item when the IRA crossed the narrow sea to attack a major cultural festival where the English youth had gathered to celebrate life with dancing, singing and general good cheer and bonhomie, killing 8,000 (scaled from the October 7 attacks to reflect the much bigger UK population), abducting another 1,700, including children, babies and elderly, and sadistically raping and torturing at will.

The IRA did not regularly launch rocket attacks from the cover of Belfast hospitals across the Irish Sea on civilians, installations and infrastructure in Britain. Nor do I recall news of the IRA building hundreds of miles of underground tunnels in which to hide their fighters and arms either.

If this is the level of Khan’s intellectual and logical reasoning capacity, the ICC will be living in interesting times for the next few years. He should be embarrassed by the political theatre he has staged.”

Ramesh Thakur, The Spectator 28 May 2024

shatterzzz
May 30, 2024 8:32 am

Tony Abbott addressed the Danube Institute in Budapest this week, claiming the West is wimping out in a “civilisational moment”. As China, Russia and Tehran pose “unprecendented challenges” to our way of life, we wallow in “moral confusion.”

Gotta hand it to “Tones” failed as PM not only lapping up his “retirement” bonanza but ensuring the family fortune on the international talk-fest circuit where he can say what he likes, soak up the applause & rake in big bucks cos nuttin’ he sez has any, practical, effect on anything ..

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 30, 2024 8:33 am

Modern feckin’ Oirland.
Flying their own flag would’ve been racist.
Or something.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 30, 2024 8:33 am

and the dumbest blockheads one could ever imagine.

The bell curve giveth, and the bell curve taketh away again.

Indolent
Indolent
May 30, 2024 8:40 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 8:46 am

Bons a lefty could drown in 17 milliflans. You are not a serious person. Whole cities disappear at 18 milliflans. Don’t go the fool 19.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 8:55 am

Thancho, locusts are when its dry, frogs when its wet.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 30, 2024 8:59 am

South Africa votes with ANC rule in balance

South Africans queued late into the night to vote Wednesday, forcing polling stations to remain open beyond closing time in a landmark general election, with the ruling ANC fighting to protect its three-decade-long grip on power.
More than 27 million voters were registered for the most uncertain poll since the African National Congress led the nation out of apartheid.
Most polls started to close at 9pm (8am AEST) but thousands were still waiting in line after nightfall in some big-city voting stations, with electoral officials vowing everyone would get their chance.
With opposition challenges from both the left and right, unemployment and crime at near-record levels and a new generation growing up with no memory of the struggle against white-minority rule, the ruling party may lose its absolute majority and be forced to share power.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it projected turnout to go “well beyond” the 66 per cent recorded in the last election in 2019.
“We are experiencing a late surge and are processing a large number of voters,” the IEC’s head Sy Mamabolo told a press conference less than an hour before polls were due to close.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 30, 2024 9:04 am

As Thomas Jefferson wrote of King George III, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”

Reminds me of ‘straya 2024.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 9:09 am

The great historian Victor Davis Hanson has spoken recently (& published a new book) of the parallels with Ancient Rome.

Rome didn’t fall in a day.

For many living in the countryside life barely changed even as political tremors shook the city, culminating in the abdication of the last emperor of the West in AD476 (the eastern empire continuing for another millennium and even retaking parts of the western empire).

That being said, they didn’t have electronic communications or electricity grids.

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Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
May 30, 2024 9:13 am

Jupiter Macron appeared in Berlin with Scholz yesterday and yet again stated that “Ukraine” could fire French weapons, into Russian territory, as it saw fit.
Also, over the last week, several statements have been made, by Ministers from the Baltic states, (total population of all three is 6 million), stating that they will supply troops to Ukraine.

Why these morons are trying to invoke a response from Russia, given their position of ultimate weakness, is beyond me.
They clearly don’t give a f*ck about their populations, just like the brain dead weasels, we have the misfortune to call our “representatives” in Canberra.

Why I mention this, is because of comments made by President Putin yesterday.
First, he stated that Russia knows Ukraine does not have the weapons or capability to conduct the surveillance required, nor the technical skills, to launch these attacks. In other words, western operatives will provide these skills.
The West will attack Russia. Does that seem like a good idea to you?

Secondly and most chillingly, he said:
“These countries are small in size and have dense populations. They should remember that.”

Russia called in the British and French Foreign Ministers three weeks ago and “read them their horoscopes” after some intemperate remarks.

The EU leaders seem hell bent on drawing a blinding flash over their capitals. If I were them, I would heed the warnings.
No one, especially Russia, has infinite patience.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 30, 2024 9:14 am

Comparing what happened on 7 Oct to IRA in N Ireland has got to be one of the worst comparisons ever made.
Ramesh is doing some great work with his articles including on Covid issues.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 9:15 am

“We are experiencing a late surge and are processing a large number of voters,” the IEC’s head Sy Mamabolo told a press conference

Those 3am ballot drops need a bit of preparatory messaging?

mem
mem
May 30, 2024 9:17 am

Apparently there’s been a 60% reduction in admissions to emergency departments from men suffering from prostate cancer who receive specialist care from nurses. The headline reads; “Nurses Head off Cancer Admissions”. Can’t post the article, and I know this sounds like a serious breakthrough, but haven’t stopped chuckling yet. Nurses may be in greater demand than usual! (article in the OZ and written by Elizabeth Pike))

Rabz
May 30, 2024 9:17 am

These countries … have dense populations

In more ways than one.

bons
bons
May 30, 2024 9:17 am

Thousands of non-binary identifying goths have descended upon Disneyland. Imagine the smell.

https://gettr.com/post/p362uo20a6e 

Note the common characteristic.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 30, 2024 9:17 am

A wife-beating Sudanese thug told officials he could play the didgeridoo and was Aboriginal now – and that was enough to let him stay in Australia
Daily Mail. Seems he’s been adopted by one of the tribes.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 30, 2024 9:24 am

For the past few years, the SunCable ‘Let’s power Singapore from solar in Darwin’ has thrashed around. The spruikers, carpetbaggers and subsidy farmers have tumbled out increasingly huge and confusing GW’s and GWh’s of solar supply and storage – with commensurate billions of Excel dollars capex and unknown opex.

In 2022/23, Singapore made clear that there was no government financial support and it wasn’t that keen on committing to an energy strategy delivering hopelessly expensive power at the end of 5,000km of cable exposed to the risk of seismic events, anchors, and sabotage. Particularly with alternatives like an Indonesian solar project on Riau, a mere 400km away.

After that, Twiggy Forest pulled the pin and Mike Cannon Brookes took over as ringmaster in late 2023, introducing Quinbrook as a financial partner.

Long story short, SunCable has now been reimagined as DarwinLink:

DarwinLink is the Australian onshore component of AAPowerLink and includes the development of the world’s biggest integrated renewable energy zone on Powell Creek in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory, along with 800km of overhead HVDC transmission to the Darwin region. The project plans to deliver up to 4GW of 24/7 renewable electricity to the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, to underpin a new wave of green industrial development.

Which obviously harmonises nicely with the Albanese choir:

DarwinLink is expected to generate ~$8billion worth of investment and ~1750 direct jobs in Australia during the construction phase. Once complete, the project has an operating life of 70 years; which is where the project can really deliver intergenerational benefits to the Barkly region and the Northern Territory. The operations phase anticipated 350 permanent jobs, and a range of contract and business enterprise opportunities for the region.

With metrics like this, a cynic might expect a flood of taxpayer lazy millions to flow towards the Barkly region.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 9:38 am

Long story short, SunCable has now been reimagined as DarwinLink

Is a monorail included?

That would be the icing on the cake!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 9:43 am

I have mentioned the Furiosa box office already a couple times, but here’s another story on it with a wider look at the malaise Hollywood has gotten into.

Furiosa Box Office Flop Signals The Death Of Feminist “Boss Babe” Films (30 May)

Someone turned the propaganda dial up to eleven. Since then media companies have been on a relentless campaign of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). Their goal? To saturate every corner of pop culture with feminism, critical race theory and LGBT indoctrination to the point that it’s impossible to walk into a movie theater or turn on the TV without being psychologically molested (a problem Hollywood is famous for).

The agenda went even further that that, though. The industry not only set out to make every single project woke, they also tried to go back in time and retroactively erase characters they don’t like anymore – Specifically, straight white male heroes.

That’s a perfect lead into this story today:

Captain America 4 test screenings ‘so poor Marvel ordered months of reshoots’ (29 May)

That’s never a good sign. An even worse sign is Captain America has suddenly turned into a black guy. Dunno how that happens, maybe it’s like Dr Who metamorphosing into a gay African (which led to the worst Who TV ratings ever).

But one thing seems likely: audiences are going to smell the stench of woke from a mile off. I don’t like the movie’s chance of making a profit even if it does make it to release.

There’s nothing wrong with having black heroes (eg. Hancock) or strong ladies (eg. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). Both movies did well, and are fun, but neither were at all woke.

John H.
John H.
May 30, 2024 9:46 am

Vicki

 May 30, 2024 8:29 am

Hmmm John H …….havnt noticed the sky falling? Well start looking up.

Seriously, the West is suffering many problems – not the least because it’s belief in the principles that made it great are in decline. The great historian Victor Davis Hanson has spoken recently (& published a new book) of the parallels with Ancient Rome. Interestingly, he speaks of the remarks of Livy, Tacitus & others of the effects of “luxus” on Roman morals and society. The similar effects of western affluence are very clear, in my humble opinion.

Hansen like all talking heads needs to keep people alarmed. Why is that people predicting the future are so neurotic? Because people are attracted to bad news.

Political tragics always paint doom.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
–H. L. Mencken

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 30, 2024 9:48 am

Open letter by Gaza academics and university administrators to the world

We have come together as Palestinian academics and staff of Gaza universities to affirm our existence, the existence of our colleagues and our students, and the insistence on our future, in the face of all current attempts to erase us.

The Israeli occupation forces have demolished our buildings but our universities live on. We reaffirm our collective determination to remain on our land and to resume teaching, study, and research in Gaza, at our own Palestinian universities, at the earliest opportunity.

We call upon our friends and colleagues around the world to resist the ongoing campaign of scholasticide in occupied Palestine, to work alongside us in rebuilding our demolished universities, and to refuse all plans seeking to bypass, erase, or weaken the integrity of our academic institutions.

Lest anyone think university protests and open and tacit academic and administrative support go unnoticed and unappreciated in the Tunnels of Gaza.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 30, 2024 9:52 am

Is a monorail included?

And shirley a multifunctionpolis.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 9:56 am

GreyRanga
 May 30, 2024 8:55 am

Thancho, locusts are when its dry, frogs when its wet.

Well, I did fail the Plagues module in Bible Studies.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 10:00 am

ZK2A the Sudanese didgyonly had to learn the hollow stick, the wife beating was mandatory so passed with flying colours. Not sure about getting on the grog as they’re 90% muzzie. Christianity is the highest minority.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 10:03 am

Dr F at 9:24:-
“Billions of Excel dollars”.
Love it!
I have been guilty myself of printing Excel dollars myself but, in my defence, they were at least loosely tethered to real dollars

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 10:04 am

Thancho the only Bible studies I did was fondly gazing at Lynley Evans.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 30, 2024 10:09 am

Groom discovers his bride is actually a MAN… TWELVE DAYS after their wedding: ‘Wife’ avoided sex by saying ‘she was on her period’
Daily Mail. Ek roll ap dir vloor….

cohenite
May 30, 2024 10:26 am

Vermeer is my favourite classic artist. I’d have drank milk offered by this milkmaid.

In other news: For me the 2 best de niro movies were Godfather 11 and Midnight Run with Casino a maybe. I won’t be rewatching them. De niro is certifiable. But the amazing thing is he is a typical Trump hater. These people are deranged but more importantly they hate their fellow Americans and they hate America.

Obama did this.

Trump has reacted to de niro at Truth:

Donald Trump: ‘Wacko’ Robert De Niro Looked ‘So Pathetic and Sad out There’ (breitbart.com)

damon
damon
May 30, 2024 10:27 am

Vermeer apparently had an affection for the working class.

cohenite
May 30, 2024 10:28 am

Rome didn’t fall in a day.

For many living in the countryside life barely changed even as political tremors shook the city, culminating in the abdication of the last emperor of the West in AD476 (the eastern empire continuing for another millennium and even retaking parts of the western empire).
?
That being said, they didn’t have electronic communications or electricity grids.

We won’t have soon either.

damon
damon
May 30, 2024 10:36 am

“It would appear there’s going to be no quick verdict on the Trump-ed Up trial”

They’ve got one or more holdouts on a guilty verdict.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 30, 2024 10:37 am

The big meltdown will happen as his medications wear off.
This is just a little taste of it.
As the dementia progresses, the chances of him actually attacking a reporter increase.

shatterzzz
May 30, 2024 10:40 am

“Gerbil werming” … duuuuuuh! .. cutting the grass this far into Autumn ain’t funny ….!

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 30, 2024 10:43 am

Queensland on alert after eight cases of ‘monkeypox’

Contact tracing is being undertaken in Queensland after eight cases of Mpox were recorded in the month of May.

The eight cases in Queensland are all linked, with authorities now contact tracing to locate potentially more people with the disease.

To preempt unkind comments, I might point out that not the whole of Queensland is on alert.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 30, 2024 10:55 am

https://mailchi.mp/bernardgaynor/u9ceet3738-841119?e=fe7dbed3ce
SIGN THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO ADD YOUR INITIALS AND POSTCODE TO MY COMPREHENSIVE SUBMISSION TO REFORM AUSTRALIA’S CLASSIFICATION LAWS AND LEGALLY RESTRICT PORNOGRAPHY FROM CHIILDREN.
Australia’s classification laws are being reviewed and urgent action is needed to ensure that these laws protect children from pornography. At the same time, we must address the widespread availability of violent pornography which scientific studies prove is directly linked to violence against women.
It is shocking that the Commonwealth government’s Australian Classification Board has legally approved all of the following to be given to children:

  • rape pornography comics like The Boys;
  • paedophilia fantasy comics like Gender Queer; and
  • adult magazines like Penthouse Australia.
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 11:00 am

Hmmm, what is “trouble at mill” in Chinese?

Xi Jinping Concedes China’s Job Market Is in ‘Chaos,’ Demands Underlings Fix the Economy (29 May)

Chinese Communist dictator Xi Jinping admitted at a Politburo session on Monday that China’s job market is in “chaos.”

He ordered his underlings to create “full, high-quality employment” by developing “new sources of job growth,” although he offered few hints on how they might go about their monumental task.

Xi’s remarks after a Politburo “study session” in Beijing were unusually candid about the turbulent state of the Chinese economy. …

The dictator sounded a bit less optimistic on Monday, when his address to the Politburo came after a dour lecture on the job market by Mo Rong, director of a government think tank called the Chinese Academy of Labor and Social Security.

“We must develop new business entities and new business models vigorously, actively cultivating new professions and developing new sources of job growth,” Xi declared.

“The course of high-quality development should be a process that spawns more, better jobs, and that development should better drive employment,” he said. “We must effectively deal with employment discrimination, defaults of wages and social security contribution, illegal lay-offs and other chaos.”

Xi said the public should be taught to hold “correct views of employment,” by which he seemingly meant that Chinese businessmen should focus more on creating jobs than pursuing profit.

Um, doesn’t work top down sonny boy, you have to do the Deng thing by getting out of the way and not forcing Chinese businessmen to “focus more on creating jobs than pursuing profit”. That always fails.

cohenite
May 30, 2024 11:04 am

But one thing seems likely: audiences are going to smell the stench of woke from a mile off. I don’t like the movie’s chance of making a profit even if it does make it to release.

It does affirm one’s faith in humanity when woke crap is rejected by the punters. Disney’s woes is reassuring. But the woke bastards who run entertainment are not going to go without a fight. A black and gay Dr Who won’t be the bottom of their projected self loathing. So far we’ve seen Thor grow tits, various gay super heroes and the insidious female power theme dominate action and particularly Marvel movies. I personally find that the most galling and is part of the context which has allowed trannies to take over. It started and persists with the feminists proclaiming sheilas can do anything a bloke can do and we have seen a plethora of movie duds showing a 120 lb woman beating the tripe out of 220 lb men. It is just junk.

Woolamai
Woolamai
May 30, 2024 11:09 am

We call upon our friends and colleagues around the world to resist the ongoing campaign of scholasticide

Scholasticide I love this new word – clearly related to insecticide.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 30, 2024 11:19 am

Ive always liked a good Grenache.
However it’s odd how over the last month literally all the plonk emails I get are now pushing it, at the same time it’s getting written up by columnists.

Seems like Big Grenache has some clout.

billie
billie
May 30, 2024 11:23 am

COMPREHENSIVE SUBMISSION TO REFORM AUSTRALIA’S CLASSIFICATION LAWS AND LEGALLY RESTRICT PORNOGRAPHY FROM CHIILDREN

No thanks, because we were all told similar with the bikie laws for instance, that were just brought in restrict various activities and allow law enforcement people certain extra abilities to restruict bikie criminal behaviour.

Then, during the covid lockdowns we discovered that the police can demand you open your phone so they can check locations, and privacy settings as well as anything else they feel like doing on your phone, including conficating it .. all legally under the .. bikie laws that extend to the entire community, not just that one small group.

So no, no more restricting anything. Some of those things might not be great, but that’s human nature to see what’s around us.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 11:29 am

feelthebern
 May 30, 2024 11:19 am

Ive always liked a good Grenache.

However it’s odd how over the last month literally all the plonk emails I get are now pushing it, at the same time it’s getting written up by columnists.

Seems like Big Grenache has some clout.

I also think the main shill for Big Shiraz has put the spittoon in the rack.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 30, 2024 11:32 am

Dr Faustus
 May 30, 2024 9:52 am

Is a monorail included?

And shirley a multifunctionpolis.

If you’d just step over here to the whiteboard I’ll walk you through the Knowledge Nation model.
It’s exquisite in it’s complex simplicity, even if I do say so myself.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 11:36 am

This sounds familiar…

Farmers are being booted off their land in a drive for more solar power, former union chief warns (29 May)

The former head of Britain’s farming union yesterday spoke out against large-scale solar farms, declaring ‘there’s a huge amount not to like’.

But Minette Batters warned they will continue to be built while her members faced uncertainty about the future of dairy and arable farming – and while wealthy investors are free to buy up large chunks of the countryside.

Ms Batters, the ex-president of the National Farmers’ Union, also highlighted ‘horrific examples’ where tenant farmers are being booted off land for huge solar schemes so the landowner can make more money.

Those dastardly kulaks, how dare they stand in the way of Great Stalin’s holy wind turbines and solar farms. The nerve!

I wonder where the Lock The Gate activists have all gone? They seem to’ve vanished.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 30, 2024 11:40 am

I nominate the tingle for frightbat of the year

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 11:41 am

Scholasticide I love this new word…

What the prog-left has been doing to higher education for nigh on 50 years.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 11:51 am

Scholasticide I love this new word…

What the prog-left has been doing to higher education for nigh on 50 years.

Interesting article on such things:

Historians Need Not Apply | Power Line (28 May)

Well-educated but barely employable: that description, which once would have seemed paradoxical, describes an increasing number of Americans. One of them is David Walsh, who has a PhD in history but apparently can’t get a tenure-track job.

But the phenomenon at work here–a huge cadre of well-educated people who think they are entitled to make good money, be treated with deference, and play a significant role in public life, but who in fact are not very employable and whose expectations are doomed to be frustrated–explains a lot about the demented quality of our current culture.

There’s a lot between those two paras that is worth reading. The theory of “elite overproduction” turning into a threat to society is particularly interesting.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 12:01 pm

Boat person.

‘Why do you still have a job?’: Giles grilled as he fights to stay afloat (Sky News mainpage headline, 30 May)

Giles vows to work ‘day and night’ to solve immigration debacle (Sky News mainpage headline, 30 May)

Maybe son you should tie yourself to the mast to help you keep awake while you are trying night and day to not solve the country shopper problem.

johanna
johanna
May 30, 2024 12:03 pm

cohenite
May 30, 2024 11:04 am

But one thing seems likely: audiences are going to smell the stench of woke from a mile off. I don’t like the movie’s chance of making a profit even if it does make it to release.
It does affirm one’s faith in humanity when woke crap is rejected by the punters. Disney’s woes is reassuring. But the woke bastards who run entertainment are not going to go without a fight. A black and gay Dr Who won’t be the bottom of their projected self loathing. So far we’ve seen Thor grow tits, various gay super heroes and the insidious female power theme dominate action and particularly Marvel movies. I personally find that the most galling and is part of the context which has allowed trannies to take over. It started and persists with the feminists proclaiming sheilas can do anything a bloke can do and we have seen a plethora of movie duds showing a 120 lb woman beating the tripe out of 220 lb men. It is just junk.

——————————————–

As I’ve said before, IMHO Hollywood is now just a vast money-laundering operation for the cartels and anyone else with criminal cash.

In the 1980s, when the cocaine cartels had so much cash they were digging big holes in the ground and burying it, Hollywood and LA generally was awash with coke. It went all the way from extras to studio bosses and financiers.

It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that these conspicuous consumers knew people who knew people who knew people. Why would they resist millions of dollars in cash at much less than 100% value? With the maze of production companies and their subcontractors involved, losing the cash would not be difficult. Everyone likes cash.

Besides, Hollywood accounting has always paralleled its product in being largely fictional. The next step was easy.

Pandering to fashionable causes is the perfect cover for an essentially criminal enterprise.

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 12:19 pm

Home Affairs Secretary Stephanie Foster admitted in Senate Estimates this week the department had not kept Mr Giles up to date on the visa challenges and decisions by the Australian Appeals Tribunal.

Why didn’t he seek out the information?

Why didn’t Dreyfus alert him to the cases?

And how did we get Direction 99 in the first place?

It derives from Albanese placating Ardern.

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 30, 2024 12:35 pm

Last night Chris Kenny made a comment that I think went even beyond his Voice silliness.
He said he was “disgusted” that Trump hadn’t accepted the outcome of the 2020 election.
Plenty of people have described the various ways that the 2020 election was warped.
I haven’t heard him say he’s “disgusted” at the way the US justice system is being weaponised right now, in a manner worthy of soviet Russia or any number of banana republics.
In fact, the entire daytime Sky crew won’t say anything negative about either the 2020 election or the weaponisation of the justice system. I don’t hear them saying anything about who funds all those lefty DAs, or about the number of left leaning judges appointed by Obama and now Biden. This is why crime is so high in so many places.
I don’t hear them looking askance at the new roles for the FBI and CIA, or the number of lefty appointments to senior military positions – with resultant imposition of force weakening DEI etc.
US manufacturing has been hollowed out and sent to China. The Strategic Oil Reserve has been halved, now down to the lowest level since the early 1980s. Shipbuilding can’t keep up a healthy replacement program for surface ship or submarines.
It’s said there is “a lot of ruin in a nation”. The sands in that hourglass have been running down for decades, and the end, when it comes, could be a lot faster than our slobby media realise.
From tonight I’ll be bringing forward last night’s Sharri to replace CK at 5pm.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 12:36 pm

It derives from Albanese placating Ardern.

I was surprised to find that Albanese liked horses.

eric hinton
eric hinton
May 30, 2024 12:39 pm

H B Bear
 May 30, 2024 8:17 am

[snip]The AFL might need to join the ALPBC as the ALPFL.

Back when Bomber Beasley was opposition leader, I used to call the AFL the official opposition – they had all the cuddly policies an ALP in opposition should spout. Little did I know – and this was before Demetriou.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 30, 2024 12:43 pm

There is no way the “academics of tunnel city” were unaware of the makeup of their city or its politico-military DNA.

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 1:09 pm

Agree that Chris Kenny comes out with some weird crap from time to time, it’s almost like he’s transitioning back to being a Leftard and we’re just seeing some small previews of it. He might meet Bill Maher on the way over.

Rita is another one that does my head in. Simply unwatchable. Her segments are always “about the Left” and I get a bit tired of the same theme, like it’s “high school politics.” Any reporter can find any one of a million crazies online, label them “the Left” and then go to town on them, it’s not difficult and she insults my (and your?) intelligence.

Paul Murray is the best they’ve got with Peta shortly behind him then Sharri.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 1:24 pm

Paul Murray is the best they’ve got with Peta shortly behind him then Sharri.

Murray can be annoying and unwatchable at times.

Credlin is the smartest and best by a country mile. Markson next.

Actually, I prefer to watch any of them, Bolta included, rather than the leftards on their ABC or Nein, 10 or 7

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 1:39 pm

Hmmm just phonoogling in the hayshed while it’s teeming down- seems WA says that it is PROHIBITED to carry out any open burns on public holidays.
I’m guessing that’s a wage-saving measure, or FESA union refusing to work.
Ranger gave me a Verbal Caution for burning without a permit a fortnight ago. Glad I did, there’ll be no more stubble toasted off here this year. 26 full Flanneries in the last 24h. 50 more mL in the next week and the mighty winter creek river will flow through.

Rabz
May 30, 2024 1:40 pm

The AFL might need to join the ALPBC as the ALPFL

Ahem, Bear – I’ve been referring to it as the ALPFL since the days of Apeman Goodes and the big fat greek bullsh*tartist.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 1:41 pm

So that means no bonfires on Foundation day.
Forecast max 18*C and wet with it, after 230 days in a row 20+ and three inches of rain.
Good luck with that.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 30, 2024 1:43 pm

Speculation that the Democrats would dump Joe Biden from their 2024 ticket has been rife for a long time. For quite a while, I thought it was almost inevitable. Rasmussen finds that currently, most Democrats wouldn’t mind seeing Joe go:

In February, 48% of Democratic voters said they would approve of their party finding another candidate to replace Biden, but that number has now risen to 54%, including 25% of Democrats who would Strongly Approve of replacing Biden before the election.

No way – Doctor Jill has her dirty little fingers on Joes’ Shit File on the Democrat and Republican filth.
She loves running the country and modelling lounge chair dresses.
Jill and Joe are there until he croaks – or even later.

Rabz
May 30, 2024 1:46 pm

Bolta included

Blot’s hour on Sky of an evening consists of his sanctimonious “statin’ the bleedin’ obvious” editorialising, leavened with seemingly interminable appearances by the likes of Sheridini, Kroges, the nuclear milkman, Esther Krakhead and that preposterous warmongering lunatic from the Henry Kissinger Peace Academy, Gen Buck Keane (Retd).

Thankfully I’m usually cooking and eating dinner at that time rather than paying any specific attention to it. A televisual feast, it is not.

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 1:54 pm

The Former Vice President is in Philly trying to drum up the black vote:

Biden makes pitch to Black voters in Philadelphia as polls show declining support – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

I think his biggest problem is not that blacks (at 23%) are going to vote for Trump. The bigger issue are blacks who are not going to vote at all.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 1:57 pm

the nuclear milkman,

Red underpants boy.

Another one that automatically activates the mute button.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 30, 2024 2:01 pm

I keep seeing people on newspaper sites commenting upon the “boss lady” aspect of Furiosa. It is quite obvious that many have not actually seen the film or even realise it is a prequel to Fury. It is about the early years of the Charleze Theron character. In fact at the end of the movie they show parts from Fury.
Not familiar with the actress who plays Furiosa and pretty neutral on Hemsworth as the bad guy. For me it was the action and stunts. I preferred the actress who played the sharp shooting mother who is an Aussie model.
You don’t really see the small female lead fighting big guys in hand to hand. A lot of her kills are via sniper shooting and during vehicle chases where her light weight in moving around is an advantage. One major plot line omission is showing how she became so good at shooting. They could have easily done that in a montage of shots showing the fuel truck driver training her.
The fact is it is an Aussie directed movie with most actors being Australian and filmed in Australia.
Support the Australian film industry is what I say.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 2:05 pm

Arrrgh bugger me I could have told you all that the winner of the Archibald or proto-Archibald Packing Room Prize would be a realistic Proud First Nationses person staring down the camera, but didn’t type it out-
https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/archibald-wynne-and-sulman-prizes-2024/
Saving myself for the big essay tonight

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 30, 2024 2:06 pm

Hmmm just phonoogling in the hayshed 

Honestly, what people do in their own haysheds is their own business. Just tell me you did not have a webcam set up connected to some welovetophonoogle.com site that kids can access.

Just not the kids…

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 2:12 pm

*because of the failed “Voice” referendum. No more smiley Vincent Namatjira cartoons or scowly poster art (2022) for youse ungrateful racists, it’ll be Survivor Strength from professors and Hip Hop teeny boppers alike

Diogenes
Diogenes
May 30, 2024 2:25 pm

Ranger gave me a Verbal Caution for burning without a permit a fortnight ago.

There is a big sign up outside or local RFS, you must get a permit for any fire larger than 2m in any direction.

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Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 2:39 pm

2m? As in vertical direction too?
That’s hardly even a warm-up fire. That’s a fire you light up while you have a think about a proper half-megatonne blitz.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 2:46 pm

Observation, it was simply known as “the June long weekend” before Emperor McGowan deigned to rename it.
But what an idiot cringey meme we have now, “W.A. Day” complete with…. well, no ceremonies or commemorations because it’s an evil racist colony on stolen land dontcha know.
“W.A. Day” sounds like an FM radio station trying to give away Chinese cars.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 30, 2024 2:59 pm

He (Chris Kenny) said he was “disgusted” that Trump hadn’t accepted the outcome of the 2020 election.

Kenny is a bit like Bill Maher, who has band aids of progressive talking points covering the nicks and scratches of past failed predictions and who gets very irritable and squirms desperately if anyone tries to strip the band aid off. It is not even the injury any more – it is the band aid that describes his behaviour.

Maher will still blithely mention as something universally accepted that Trump is a criminal and madman bent on the destruction of America – even though Maher echoes Trump on probably every issue: illegal immigration, government created inflation, corruption at elite levels, etc.

Trump has maintained that the 2020 election was fiddled – not without some merit. There were plenty of anomalies and irregularities, the few of which that have been exposed to investigation have been validated. But how has Trump ‘refused to accept’ the election differently than The Hilderbeest? Has he refused to deal with the current administration as a current administration? Has he urged people not to accept the government’s authority? Encouraged the military to disregard orders? Exhorted other nations to treat Biden’s fustercluck as other than the American government? Hillary, on the other hand, from 2016 to 2020 called Trump an ‘illegitimate’ present – like he was not the proper President. Trump has always spoken of Biden as President.

Trump has accepted the outcome of the election, but not the methods. He accepts that various concerted dishonest acts shifted the needle, but the needle (however dishonesty) pointed to Biden. He should not have been appointed but appointed he was.

I get that the Democrats need to make Trump’s complaints look like weapons grade petulance in order to delegitimise the underlying (cogent) issues, but for Kenny it is just a matter of child who is scared of having a band aid pulled off.

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Cassie of Sydney
May 30, 2024 3:00 pm

I am trying to imagine life without Sky Australia? I can’t. Look, there are things that annoy me about the outlet however I’ll take Sky and its various warts and imperfections any day over the far-left dross served up by their ABC, and the gunk served up at Nine, Ten and Seven. Okay, Sky News Oz isn’t perfect, nothing is, but imagine having to rely on the ABC for news? No thank you. Imagine being forced to watch those two hideous fright bats on the ABC’s 7.30 report. Quite frankly, I don’t know who is worse, Mrs Jones or Mrs Nosferatu?

Josh Frydenberg’s special on Tuesday night on the rampant Jew hatred that has exploded in this country was outstanding. News Corporation (the parent of Sky Oz) is the only media outlet reporting on and opining on the spiralling Jew hatred…it also treats Israel fairly. Sky is also critiques the renewable madness, advocates nuclear and gives platforms to those who advocate for nuclear.

Also, I know for a fact that the Murdoch family, since October 7 2023, have donated nearly two million dollars to fighting Jew hatred. Kol hakavod to them.

Whilst the UK now has GBNews, thanks to Ofcom and a looming Starmer government, it’ll probably be shut down, or just go online (like Talk TV). We should be grateful for what we have, okay it isn’t perfect, but I’ll take what I can get.

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cohenite
May 30, 2024 3:01 pm

No way – Doctor Jill has her dirty little fingers on Joes’ Shit File on the Democrat and Republican filth.
She loves running the country and modelling lounge chair dresses.
Jill and Joe are there until he croaks – or even later.

Hysterical Jill Biden Says ‘WE WILL LOSE ALL OUR RIGHTS’ If Trump Appoints Another SCOTUS Judge. (thenationalpulse.com)

cohenite
May 30, 2024 3:05 pm

Trump’s crime in the stormy stoush is allegedly hiding campaign money. He’s threatened with a 134 years in jail for 130k which it is now obvious he didn’t know anything about and which the US Electoral Commission says was not campaign expenditure.

By comparison barry dealt with millions of campaign donations secretly and was fined $375K:

Obama Campaign Fined Big for Hiding Donors, Keeping Illegal Donations (usnews.com)

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 3:07 pm

ML, good memory- Clinton refered to P45 as “Mr Trump”, never “President”, while Trump i think took pleasure in calling her merely “Madam Secretary”.

Vicki
Vicki
May 30, 2024 3:13 pm

https://www.spectator.com.au/2024/05/the-rebirth-of-the-west-with-victor-davis-hanson/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UNFI%20%2020240527%20%20GK&utm_content=UNFI%20%2020240527%20%20GK+CID_6020aafb30deec55d8c9b9f9941d0ff8&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Listen%20here

I apologise if I have posted this before – but I think this podcast published in Australian Spectator a week ago is perhaps the most important interview I have heard in some time. It is an interview with the amazing Victor Hanson Davis. He analyses the moral breakdown of the West. He is, of course, a classical scholar & he is fixated with the parallels between the collapse of the Greek and Roman civilisations (particularly the latter) with what is happening in the West.

He begins by comparing the ancient concern with the effects of economic proposerity (in Rome- “luxus”) on the fabric of society. He talks about familiar themes of declining fertility, obsession with exotic food, clothing…promiscuity, transsexualism and many other familiar themes.

He also personalises his observations. His family, he says, has lived in a rural setting in California for over 150 years. In recent times he says his orchard and paddocks are invaded by people from urban areas leaving trash. He says he is now hearing gunshots at night – & they are not local shooters. He is fearful that the US is going back to the 1850s with divisions between “red” & “blue” states.

Interestingly, he has visited most western countries and sees signs of similar developments. He especially noted the difference between the capital cities in Australia and regional areas. Something, we, of course, note ourselves.

Finally, he muses that when a society unleashed free market capitalism and you discard the self criticism of the Judaeo-Christian ethic, you release a society which implodes.

Interesting.

Vicki
Vicki
May 30, 2024 3:17 pm

I am trying to imagine life without Sky Australia? I can’t. Look, there are things that annoy me about the outlet however I’ll take Sky and its various warts and imperfections any day over the far-left dross served up by their ABC, and the gunk served up at Nine, Ten and Seven. 

Absolutely, Cassie! Now, if I can get husband to stop watching Ch 9 Breakfast…….but then the very naughty boy, Karl Stephanovic, is at least sensibly conservative.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 30, 2024 3:29 pm

Ain’t got no God………………

Nina Simone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=481GuSgiyI4

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 3:31 pm

I am trying to imagine life without Sky Australia? I can’t

Yes Cassie.

Despite the daytime version which leans heavily as anti-Israel, anti-Trump and pro-Labor, it’s the best we’ve got to get some chance of hearing some balanced reporting – and some truth.

In the evening reporting especially. That’s where the balance and truth comes in.

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 3:38 pm

So I reckon the most likely outcome for Trump is a hung jury.

But ya know, that means they can try him again… in a week!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 30, 2024 3:39 pm

Teh Mocker takes aim at Albo in Teh Paywallian. Talk about fish in a barrel.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 3:41 pm

Teh Mocker takes aim at Albo in Teh Paywallian. Talk about fish in a barrel.

Any chance of a copy/paste Bear?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 30, 2024 3:41 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 30, 2024 3:44 pm

Hysterical Jill Biden Says ‘WE WILL LOSE ALL OUR RIGHTS’ If Trump Appoints Another SCOTUS Judge

This one was funny:

Jill Biden: Americans Will Choose ‘Good’ Biden over ‘Evil’ Trump (29 May)

So you have two choices. You have my husband, Joe, who you all know who has integrity, he’s strong, he’s steady, he’s a leader, he’s smart, he’s energetic or you have chaos.”

I want whatever she is smoking, it must be really strong stuff!

Pogria
Pogria
May 30, 2024 3:46 pm

re Sky,
I want to see more Gemma Togninni and Caroline Marcus.
Gemma burns with heaps of mongrel. I believe Gemma would gut anyone who messed with family.
Gemma also does not need to rely on Sky for her weekly wage. She has a business of her own.

Caroline Marcus also does not let any body walk over her. Caroline’s crooked smile is also a trap for the unwary, wannabe, media assassin.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 30, 2024 3:46 pm

Megatron
@Megatron_ron
BREAKING: 
For the first time Yemen hit a ship in the Mediterranean heading to Israel
The Yemeni Armed Forces announce:
“Carrying out 6 military operations that targeted 6 ships violating Yemen’s port blockade on Israeli ports.
 This includes 3 ships in the Red Sea, 2 ships in the Arabian Sea & a ship in the Mediterranean Sea.”   
The ship “MINERVA ANTONIA” in the Mediterranean Sea with a number of cruise missiles.

If the Yanks nuked Yemen and fried everyone and turned the sand to glass. Is that a war crime like the Allies bombing Dresden in WW2?

Ceres
Ceres
May 30, 2024 3:50 pm

I am trying to imagine life without Sky Australia? I can’t

Sky Opinion is fairly good with reservations. Chris Kenny lost me over his irrationality with the Voice, Credlin pilloried Pauline some years ago but has softened, also Peta’s stance on the jabs and the National Cabinet. Bolt’s stance on jabs too. Rowan Dean on Sunday is a beauty and I seldom disagree with him. Also, some of the American shows Laura Ingraham and The Five where Judge Jeannine is a breath of sanity. If these don’t do it, follow some likeminded people on X where you’ll realise you’re not alone.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 3:54 pm

Aspirational news (the CM):

A Little Mountain woman has been arrested for an alleged crime spree which stretched from Brisbane up to the Sunshine Coast.

This woman’s name is Destiny Hogno. She is 22.

Ms Breese (the chick’s mouthpiece) said Hogno aspired to go to TAFE, possibly in the gardening industry, and wanted to progress her life and achieve a career.

An aspiring TAFE student. Not a high bar. In a separate CM piece:

A Sunshine Coast aspiring businessman who “flung” a woman around by the hair has found solace in religion to help himself, a court has heard.

Cain Michael Lightbody, 21, appeared in Maroochydore District Court on May 27 and pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Mr Cooper (the bloke’s mouthpiece) said his client is in the early stages of establishing his own marketing company and will seek employment to support his income in the meantime.

Aspiring to get a job. Brilliant.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 30, 2024 3:58 pm

I want whatever she is smoking, it must be really strong stuff!

She’s on stronger than smoking stuff.

That’s coke/meth/ice/oxy stuff – all rolled into one

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 4:01 pm

Bruce
Trump has a 1/3 chance (my opinion included):

Option 1: Not guilty (extremely unlikely)
Option 2: Guilty (moderately likely)
Option 3: Hung (likely to moderately likely).

I know the NY borough is 90% Hiden but he only needs one “hold out” (a secret Trump supporter or a person with an actual conscience) to get option 3 as the “best” possible outcome

And of this “best” outcomes:

For Option 1, he wins but the Big Guy and team meeja will come after him still.
For Option 2, he loses, possibly gaol.
For Option 3, he loses, retrial.

So, the odds are f*cked whichever way you dice it.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 30, 2024 4:06 pm

Lysander
 May 30, 2024 4:01 pm

Bruce
Trump has a 1/3 chance (my opinion included):

And convicted of what? Being a Horny Man? LOL,

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 30, 2024 4:10 pm

I am amazzed at how many of the posters here talk about a load of crap. Get a Life.

Cassie of Sydney
May 30, 2024 4:27 pm

I am amazzed at how many of the posters here talk about a load of crap. Get a Life.

From someone who reads Martin Armstrong.

Vicki
Vicki
May 30, 2024 4:32 pm

BTW – just to annoy Johnny Rotten, who thinks we all post crap –

I want to report that my steer, whose ailment & my OTT care of him has caused my back problem, is now walking & has rejoined the herd. My back, however, is still crapppy. Another cow with tendon problem has recovered. As a result, all is manageable in this neck of the woods.

In our local “farm gate cafe” a visiting couple reported ( as another couple did recently) that the Blue Mtns (west of Sydney) is becoming too expensive & they have moved to a local town. People are on the move out of Sydney – & into the West?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 30, 2024 4:34 pm

calli May 30, 2024 5:52 am

Cheers. ( :

The Moody Blues: The Dream- Have You Heard- Parts I&II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1IkAyT_R2w

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 4:35 pm

Sorry JR
But I’m afraid I have to agree with Cassie.

The Armstrong posts have become scrollable. Been months since I bothered to read one.

As quite the wrongologist Armstrong should stop making predictions, particularly about the future.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 30, 2024 4:39 pm

Fark, that poor girl Charlise Mutten is going to get no justice out of this. Junkie bloke points finger at junkie chick and junkie blokes mum runs interference. Nice people we have here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13474121/Surprise-twist-mother-man-accused-murdering-Charlise-Mutten-makes-shock-courtroom-claim-schoolgirls-tragic-death.html

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 4:42 pm

More crap…just to annoy.

I didn’t realise it was at La Scala, Pogs. I love the barber chair race, and also the bit where Bugs gets out the tiny lawn mower and mows Elmer’s head.

Off to explore Seville today. Couldn’t get tickets to the cathedral or alcazar – all sold out. Will do a walk-by and see if we can worm our way in early. In any case the gardens and general beauty of the place will be enough.

Someone mentioned rubbish – Spain is very clean, even the roadsides. No litter at all. Unlike Morocco, where they dump everything. The dusty plains eddy and whirl with plastic blown in the wind. Something the west is definitely not responsible for.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 4:43 pm

a load of crap. Get a Life

Steady on.

Not all of us are waited on 24/7 by ladyboys in western Sydney one-bedders, you know.

calli
calli
May 30, 2024 4:47 pm

Going to be steenking hot today – 37C by 5pm. Spain has gone from puffer jackets to t-shirts in exactly two weeks.

I foresee the imbibing of muchos sangria.

cohenite
May 30, 2024 4:50 pm

Just watched Jesse Watter’s summation of the judge’s directions to the jury in the stormy case. Apparently merchan is an associate judge who is not even on the 24 judge selection panel who are randomly selected for particular cases but who has presided over ALL 3 Trump NY cases. All 3 and he is not even on the panel. How fuked is that. As well the bastard in his directions listed the 3 crimes alleged against Trump, none of which were mentioned during the trial, all of which are irrelevant and then said as long as 4 jurors can agree on any one of them a guilty verdict will prevail.

The US is fuked, even if Trump gets off. That its judicial system has degenerated to this is fatal.

Pogria
Pogria
May 30, 2024 4:51 pm

Rock Doctor,
re, your link to the death of sweet Charlise, as the mother of a son, I also would do anything to protect him, if it was warranted.
However, if my son murdered a child, I would put him down myself.

caveman
caveman
May 30, 2024 4:52 pm

Archibolds, Packing room prize of a black guy painted by a white guy. Yeah I’m racisisms only because I’ve been trained that way. Damn whitey.Colonial bastards.

Lysander
Lysander
May 30, 2024 5:00 pm

Indeed Cohenite
must to JR’s disgust at our crap, Judge Merchant has thrown the Constitution’s subsequent rulings in the bin by saying “you don’t need unanimity”

It’s ridiculous and will be thrown out, surely, by an appellate court.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 5:07 pm

There’s Yer Problem news (the CM):

A person has been killed after being sucked into the running jet engine of a KLM passenger plane engine at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

The death happened as the KL1341 flight was getting ready to fly to Billund, Denmark, the BBC reports.

Investigators from the Dutch military police said it was too early to say whether it was an “incident”, or a form of suicide.

Dutch media outlets have suggested the victim could be an airplane employee involved in pushing back an airplane before it took off, but this has not been confirmed.

Expect this scenario in a movie script soon. Bad guys have gone through chopper blades in Indiana Jones and The Last Boy Scout, so this is a natural progression.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 5:16 pm

More There’s Yer Problem news (the CM, again):

A teenager has been rushed to hospital after blowing off part of his hand off with a homemade gun at a house south of Brisbane.

Police were called to the Lowanna St address at Slacks Creek just after 9.30pm Wednesday with initial reports the 17-year-old was handling the gun in the garage at the property when it went off.

He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with what paramedics described as a severe gunshot wound to the left hand. His condition was described as stable Thursday morning.

Police are investigating the incident. Nobody has been charged.

An aspiring pianist, obviously.

cohenite
May 30, 2024 5:20 pm

Indeed Cohenite
must to JR’s disgust at our crap, Judge Merchant has thrown the Constitution’s subsequent rulings in the bin by saying “you don’t need unanimity”
It’s ridiculous and will be thrown out, surely, by an appellate court.

It may well be successfully appealed but by that time Trump will be epsteined in jail. De niro’s rant shows us what the people against Trump are like: stark raving mad.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 30, 2024 5:21 pm

Bad guy got sucked into a jet engine- from a standstill no less!- in the passable Games Night, feat. Rachel McAdams

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 30, 2024 5:25 pm
cohenite
May 30, 2024 5:26 pm

Even with all this happening to Trump 80% of black Americans will still support the demented pervert; and a majority of young white women.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 5:26 pm

Vicki we’ve had our coast place for 10 years. Nowra has come on in such a short space in time. The amount of building is unbelievable and working folk so much nicer than Canbra. The supply side of the building industry has many outlets. Genuinely helpful and don’t charge like a wounded bull. They are grateful for the business. The number of Sydney people coming down to live is amazing. I think covid was enough for most, being stuck in apartments. Still a lot of ferals but it was the bogan capital of NSW for a long time. If my grandchildren weren’t in Canbra I’d live down the coast.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 30, 2024 5:29 pm

They’re not pretending it’s not apartheid anymore.

From the following job;

https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/aboriginal-project-officer-466356

“Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification”. FMD.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 30, 2024 5:33 pm

I hear Scummo has sold 218 copies of his memoirs. Just 1 was hard copy. Hope he hasn’t spent the advance.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 30, 2024 5:36 pm

So you have two choices. You have my husband, Joe, who you all know who has integrity, he’s strong, he’s steady, he’s a leader, he’s smart, he’s energetic or you have chaos.

The perfect couple – they’re both demented

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 30, 2024 5:47 pm

Hamas mass rape a ‘hoax’ and ‘fake news’, says University of Sydney professor Sujatha Fernandes
From the Oz.

cohenite
May 30, 2024 5:50 pm
rosie
rosie
May 30, 2024 5:53 pm

There is a nice art gallery in a former convent right near El Corte Ingles if you are near that part of town Calli

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 30, 2024 5:54 pm

Payman quits two parliamentary committees
Staff writers
Controversial Labor senator Fatima Payman has quit two parliamentary committees, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee.
The resignation’s come following Ms Payman accusing the Israeli government of genocide in recent weeks and signing off an interview with reporters by using the now banned saying “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”.
A spokesperson from the government released a short statement on Thursday evening announcing Ms Payman’s resignation.
“Senator Payman has resigned from the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee,” it said.
“The government’s policy is clear, we support a two-state solution.”

Roger
Roger
May 30, 2024 5:58 pm

Hamas mass rape a ‘hoax’ and ‘fake news’, says University of Sydney professor Sujatha Fernandes

From her bio:

“Sujatha Fernandes is an Indian-American-Australian writer [and] Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. Her work explores social and labor movements, participatory media and art, global Black cultures, migrant workers, and climate storytelling.”

Some might aver that…Well, she would say that, wouldn’t she?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 30, 2024 6:01 pm

On This Day:

1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal

Or so they’d have you think.

Was this a prototype Direct Energy Weapon? The lack of footage is disturbing – perhaps it was hidden or destroyed to hide Teh Truth?

You decide!

Indolent
Indolent
May 30, 2024 6:03 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Update from Adam

Indolent
Indolent
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Indolent
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