Open Thread – Thurs 4 July 2024


The Passage of the Delaware, Thomas Sully, 1819

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 4, 2024 10:40 pm

I am sure Senator Payman will be expressing her outrage any minute now.

“Female Afghan rights activist is filmed being gang-raped in Taliban prison as guards yell ‘You’ve been f**ked by Americans – now it’s our turn’
Daily Mail.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 4, 2024 10:43 pm

From the United States’ Declaration of Independence. Signed this day in 1776.

Erm… IIRC the US Declaration of Independence was signed on the 2nd of August.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2024 10:56 pm

Australian cricket icon Usman Khawaja has accused Peter Dutton of “fueling Islamophobia” in a speech regarding potential Muslim candidates in Western Sydney electorates

Rest assured, the bloke immortally described as the Fat Paki by the unrivalled and lamented John Constantine will be looking for a foothold in politics now that his crikkiting career is, shall we say, in its autumn years.

From one trough to another.

It need not be said that Khawaja is incredibly minted up, and has no need to concern himself with minutiae like paying power bills.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2024 10:58 pm

Amazing turnaround in the coroners hearing.
Mate was due to be crucified today, as he left court late yesterday he met with the dead ladies sister and adopted mum.
They recognised him and wanted to talk, and established he had looked after the dead girl a week before during another mental health crisis.
They also found out he was the officer who stayed with her to the hospital, and the one whod tried to talk her down before the shooting.
This morning instead of a days being flogged he was praised and thanked by the lawyers representing the families and the ALS and out in no time.
They even put it as a submission to the coroner.

Relieved/ shocked and stressed.
All of a sudden the brass, who had been absent are happy to be associated with him again.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 4, 2024 11:07 pm

UK General Election voting is underway.

The final intention polls say Labour will be in government and the UK formally turned into a shit-stained toilet.

There is a last minute swing to Reform, but it’s still unclear whether that spells the historic end of the Tories.

Exit polling in Clacton says Nigel Farage will be in parliament. Perhaps with three colleagues, perhaps with eighty.

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 4, 2024 11:24 pm

Noteworthy that Aussie Fatima and her local Muslim Man are distancing her from becoming an Islamic beacon.

Other than requiring the destruction of Israel, she’s as one with your average WA punter.

Smart people have noted that the interests of bulk Australia and Extreme Far Right Literally Nazis coalesce on this exciting political development.

KevinM
KevinM
July 4, 2024 11:32 pm

Citizenship revenge: Labor targets rebel.

Renouncing Afghan citizenship.

The process is quite complicated, wonder if she actually did it?

KevinM
KevinM
July 4, 2024 11:37 pm

What was the reason again why growing hemp was restricted almost banned?

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 5, 2024 1:18 am

A tidy sum is right. Neighbour was trying it, only certsin doctors can prescribe it and it costs a fortune. I told her to get the real stuff off her son. Yes youll be off your face but you are anyway with all the the drugs. Didn’t work in her case anyway. Lymphoma, not able to be operated on. I was taking some of the same drugs for nerve damage as she was and didn’t work for me. She was taking 4 times the amount.

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2024 3:19 am

The Slow Joe Must Go Show.
The latest instalment of Roger Franklin’s 2024 US campaign diary is a ripping read.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 5, 2024 3:58 am

Back in Marseille again – last here a year ago but this time in southern France for longer.

Too much graffiti and obviously unemployed Africans hanging around the streets.

Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
July 5, 2024 4:09 am
Miltonf
Miltonf
July 5, 2024 5:03 am

So Payperson’s citizenship is only an issue now she’s upset the faceless persons. Another round of bloodletting re citizenship would be funny. Horrible, despicable people.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
July 5, 2024 6:07 am

Thanks Tom. Leak is magnificent. The wet lettuce trope is now Albo’s to own.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 5, 2024 6:12 am

The moment Ms Pallicheck open her gob I thought how does section 44 play into this? That was my first thought and lo and behold it raises it’s ugly head — given what Matt Canavan, Barnaby Joyce, and others loathsome or otherwise who were put through the section 44 wringer.

Ms Pallicheck must be section 44-ed as well as answering questions with respect to the National Security Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 (EFI Act) which was introduced to combat the growing challenge of foreign interference. Well in light of Ms Pallicheck’s recent utterances, which have been extraordinary.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 6:41 am

It should be noted that the whispers, mutterings and murmurings around Jew hater Payman’s citizenship status are nothing new, in fact such talk has even been mentioned on these pages before. But rest assured, the Jew hater’s political career will now be extinguished by Labor, she’s crossed them, and so they’re at liberty to cross her and here’s my prediction, they will destroy her.

But again, this shows the general uselessness of the Liberals and Nationals at fighting political battles. Where have they been on her citizenship status? That’s right, doing their usual thing, cowering in the corner, being nice, timid, and meek.

Meanwhile, yesterday we saw scenes in Canberra reminiscent of Munich but without the carnage……….yet.

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 5, 2024 6:45 am

“Pallicheck”, very good Tinta

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 5, 2024 6:48 am

Meanwhile, in the UK, an early exit poll.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 6:52 am

Some thoughts about the UK General Election…

We all know who’ll win. UK Labour headed by a creepy suburban Marxist by the name of Kier Starmer. But few want him. He’s a hard-left party apparatchik, a particularly loathsome man, and a liar to boot.

I hope the Tories suffer a result of ‘net zero seats’. Nobody wants Der Sturmer but you simply cannot keep rewarding failures and so there must be electoral bloodshed. Fourteen years of do nothing governments under Cameron, May, Blob, Truss and Sunak. A legacy of complete failure.

I hope Farage wins his constituency of Clacton.

Whilst Reform might not win many (if any) seats, it’ll be interesting to see their vote count.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
July 5, 2024 7:09 am

Jo Nova points out how much coal fired power India is building! This serves to highlight how stupid our politicians are in folding before the ultimate scam to deindustrialise the west also known as Climate Change. The linked fact that these idiots are also wrecking our standard of living should make everyone mad as hell, but too many voters have been propagandised for so long by the left leaning media that it is hard to convince them to get off the doomed juggernaut steered by the IPCC.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 5, 2024 7:12 am

Latest Please Explain is up https://youtu.be/c0NIDi0O59U?feature=shared

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 5, 2024 7:24 am

Also in the UK, sectarian politics are alive and well.
It’ll be interesting to see how deep support for hamarse is in those Labour muslim seats.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 7:32 am

Also in the UK, sectarian politics are alive and well.

Disturbing and sickening. And coming here too.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 7:39 am

Janet A has a very good piece in today’s Oz about the ongoing Hoggins circus.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 7:45 am

Top Ender
 July 5, 2024 3:58 am

Back in Marseille again – last here a year ago but this time in southern France for longer.

Too much graffiti and obviously unemployed Africans hanging around the streets

Marseilles?
Phhht.
You’re in Dandenong mate.

Indolent
Indolent
July 5, 2024 8:05 am

Obviously, the steep drop in fertility is not considered sufficient.

New RSV mRNA trial recruiting babies for “investigational vaccines”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 8:19 am

Farage seems to have done well with perhaps 13 seats. However for Scots the good news is SNP gone from 48 down to 10 seats with Tories likely to get 12 in Scotland.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 5, 2024 8:20 am

Starmer def one of the more loathsome pollimuppets. A pudding face soft handed lawyer. A knight too what a joke.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 8:22 am

The BBC national exit poll shows the expected landslide for Labour. (First official results due in a few minutes.)

Labour: 410

Conservative: 131

Liberal Democrats: 61

Reform UK: 13

Scottish National Party: 10

Plaid Cymru: 4

Green: 2

Others: 19

Looking like the Conservatives have fended off complete destruction and will remain the party of opposition.

Interestingly (well, to anyone who is interested in UK politics) the loathsome SNP has also suffered a massive swing against. Which goes to show that, eventually, freak show fringe political parties crash and burn.

Unfortunately, with freak show major parties, it’s the country that will crash and burn. After 15 years of incompetence and neglect, the joint is about to suffer generational damage.

Keir Starmer is the bland face of what is to come.

Indolent
Indolent
July 5, 2024 8:26 am

@robinmonotti

TWO LEADING PRINCETON, MIT SCIENTISTS SAY EPA CLIMATE REGULATIONS BASED ON A ‘HOAX’:

“William Happer, professor emeritus in physics at Princeton University, and Richard Lindzen, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), argued that the claims used by the EPA to justify the new regulations aren’t based on scientific facts but rather political opinions and speculative models that have consistently proven to be wrong.

“The unscientific method of analysis, relying on consensus, peer review, government opinion, models that do not work, cherry-picking data and omitting voluminous contradictory data, is commonly employed in these studies and by the EPA in the Proposed Rule,” Mr. Happer and Mr. Lindzen wrote. “None of the studies provides scientific knowledge, and thus none provides any scientific support for the Proposed Rule.

“All of the models that predict catastrophic global warming fail the key test of the scientific method: they grossly overpredict the warming versus actual data. The scientific method proves there is no risk that fossil fuels and carbon dioxide will cause catastrophic warming and extreme weather.”

Climate models such as the ones that the EPA is using have been consistently wrong for decades in predicting actual outcomes, Mr. Happer told The Epoch Times. To illustrate his point, he presented the EPA with a table showing the difference between those models’ predictions and the observed data.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 8:26 am

Citizenship revenge: Labor targets rebel senator Fatima PaymanGeoff ChambersRosie LewisSarah Ison and Greg Brown
12 hours ago.
Updated 3 minutes ago

Senior Labor figures are raising Fatima Payman’s Afghan citizenship as a risk to her remaining in the Senate because of a potential breach of section 44 of the Constitution, after she quit the ALP and left the door open to forming her own political party.
Senator Payman on Thursday declared she would joint the crossbench as an independent senator due to her concerns about Labor’s policy on Palestine, but refused to rule out establishing a political party to contest ALP-held seats with large Muslim populations.
“Watch this space,” Senator Payman said.
Labor ministers fear an independent Muslim party could cost them up to six seats in western Sydney and have already started to mobilise branches and resources to defend traditionally safe ALP seats.
Senior ALP figures say Senator Payman could have questions to answer if someone referred her to the High Court, despite the party backing her as a Senate candidate ahead of the 2022 election.
Senator Payman’s statement on parliament’s register of qualifications – introduced following the 2017-18 citizenship crisis – confirms that she is a dual citizen of Afghanistan and Australia.
Peter Dutton labelled the citizenship concerns an “outrage” given Senator Payman had been preselected by Labor prior to the 2022 election.
“It’s pretty red hot if there is a constitutional issue and the Labor Party knew about it,” the Opposition Leader told Channel Nine on Friday.
“They’ve supported a member of parliament knowing that she wasn’t constitutionally able to sit in the parliament, which I think is an outrage. That’s quite different from some existing section 44 issues.”
But NDIS Minister Bill Shorten expressed his confidence in internal Labor Party processes and played down the reports senior Labor figures were raising he concerns.

Senior LABOR figures are NOW concerned about Paybacks citizenship …..oh, the ironing!

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 8:27 am

Farage is on track to win Clacton. Farage will be the ‘opposition leader’ and an entertaining one at that. Good riddance to fourteen years of spineless, craven, cowardly Tory governance.

And now, as with here post 2022, the UK can now look forward to worse governance, Sharia compliance governance at that…however right of centre voters cannot continue to reward craven, inept and spineless right of centre governments that, when when given huge majorities, go on to spit in the faces of those men and women who voted for them.

It’ll now be votes for 16 year olds, so the likelihood of there ever being another Conservative government in the UK is dim…remote.

Adios UK. The bell tolls for thee.

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Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
July 5, 2024 8:32 am

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/world/uk-general-election-live-updates-labour-poised-for-landslide-victory/live-coverage/59e5b7162681a675355e4708dba51d9b

Winter has come!

Labour has won a thumping victory in the British general election, with a projected win of 410 seats, representing a majority of 170 seats, official exit polls show.

Labour, led by Sir Keir Starmer, is set for the biggest victory since Tony Blair’s historic in 1997. The exit polls show a dramatic collapse in Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party along the lines of the most pessimistic of polls over the past few weeks.

If the exit poll is right, it would be the Tories’ worst performance in a UK general election since before the Second World War.

Some of the Tory party’s senior cabinet members face an anxious wait to see if they can survive the official count in the coming hours.

Crossie
Crossie
July 5, 2024 8:36 am

Senior LABOR figures are NOW concerned about Paybacks citizenship …..oh, the ironing!

Little Fatima and her husband Jacob Stokes forgot who they were dealing with.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 8:38 am

Just on the real actual nayzees and their preposterous performative theatre on the top of parlyfax house, I know for a fact from my familiarity with that monstrosity that it is crawling with security, 24/7.

As for the feral keystones being led down several dead end alleys by the nayzees’ “diversionary tactics”, what a joke. Blatant lying by the most incompetent police farce in the country (again).

The nayzee shitheads were simply allowed to climb up there unhindered – and nice to see that the new $40 million fence (thanks taxpayers!) erected on top did it’s job so well (i.e. it didn’t).

They should have all been thrown off the roof into the courtyard below and then given a starring role in some summary HOP Time.

BTW, I notice Leak didn’t include that sinister red triangle in his depiction of the propaganda banners, a disappointing omission.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 8:40 am

There has been a very noticeable increase in “new variant Covid” articles in past few days. Courier Mail article went up online yesterday but this morning they actually changed the lead in header to start with Top 5 killer.
Courier Mail commentator however pointed out that the number of hospital admissions was equal to 1.3 per public hospital.
My comment about were Covid hospital admissions admitted for Covid or for other causes and then tested and found positive was naturally rejected. The team at Courier Mail are all in on the scare campaign.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 8:44 am

Janet Albrechtsen
Brittany Higgins ‘fantasy’ of media control an expensive farccomment image
4 hours ago.
Updated 1 hours ago

The Higgins camp can’t help itself. Its latest attempt to control the media narrative is doomed to fail as spectacularly as its first attempt back in 2021 on The Project. The media is unruly: it won’t be told what to think, say or write.
Its latest crack at controlling the media arrived via email on Tuesday afternoon, when an associate to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Western Australian informed me that my application to access court pleadings in the defamation case brought by Linda Reynolds against Brittany Higgins was opposed. Opposed by lawyers for Higgins.
The Higgins camp is trying to stop me accessing Reynolds’s statement of claim, amended statements of claim and defence documents filed by Higgins in response.
Now for the nutty part: having granted access to other journalists, the Higgins camp is specifically opposing me from seeing the documents.
Clearly, issues of privacy or confidentiality don’t concern the Higgins camp. It is happy for other journalists to see the material and publish stories based on it. Just not The Australian.
Seriously? Are they children? Are they vindictive? Or deluded control freaks? You be the judge.
I asked for access to all documents from all parties. I want to read, analyse and write about the whole shebang. The Australian understands that in May Higgins’s Melbourne lawyer, Leon Zwier, told the court he was keen for the media to have access to the entire set of claims from both parties. Reynolds’s lawyers have no objection to any media getting the documents.
Enter Higgins’s new Perth-based solicitor, Carmel Galati. Her name is on emails that make it clear the Higgins camp is now opposing me getting these documents.

Higgins’s representatives have until 5pm Friday to send me their reasons. After that, the court says I may make further submissions and the court will decide in late July. What a drawn-out, time-consuming farce. Many may ask: Doesn’t this make a mockery of open justice?
In anticipation of Friday’s legal gibberish, let me ask: What on Earth is the Higgins camp afraid of? Perhaps it wants only Higgins-friendly journalists to tell you what’s in those documents. Last week the judge accepted a new pleading from Reynolds’s lawyers of tortious conspiracy against Higgins and David Sharaz. No one has reported it. I am curious to understand all the pleadings, along with the alleged facts underlying the pleadings, and the various defences put by Higgins.
For a very long time, the Higgins version of events was just about all we knew.
Those captured by the excitement of the #MeToo movement lapped up the former Liberal staffer’s every word. They fell for the curated pitch by Higgins and her then boyfriend, now husband, Sharaz, which included handy timeline documents, connections to the Labor Party’s Katy Gallagher and photos of questionable authenticity featuring a bruised leg.
Higgins boasted in her draft book outline: “We had become quite a twosome when it came to game planning. My experience as a media adviser, David’s experience as a producer; together we understood how the gallery media sphere operated.”
With enough media supporters, Higgins and Sharaz appear to have assumed they could control their preferred narrative. Did they seriously think their experience with Lisa Wilkinson on The Project was the standard going forward?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 9:02 am

UK Telegraph reporting Reform has won 13 seats.

Fabbo. Have a pint, Nigel.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 5, 2024 9:04 am

UK Pollie Wally Waffle-
-Sir Kier better watch for tearaways, bedwetters and taqqiya sleeper cells. 410 is a yuge number, and there’s room in there for factions and tantrums amongst the low-margin-holders and recently elevated staffers.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 9:05 am

Worryingly for Australia, Starmer’s UK is going to become a Clean Energy Superpower. A Hydrogen Economy too.
By 2030.

Worse:

And, as the first major economy to transition to a clean-energy system, we will export the technologies of the future.

Luckily for Australia, Sir Keir is going to achieve this happy outcome by a cunning ruse:

Labour will ensure a much tougher system of regulation that puts consumers first and attracts the investment needed to cut bills.

Moah regulation. Much tougher regulation.

That always attracts investment.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 5, 2024 9:08 am

Just on the real actual nayzees and their preposterous performative theatre on the top of parlyfax house, I know for a fact from my familiarity with that monstrosity that it is crawling with security, 24/7.

Indeed and with military grade weaponry – seen it up close with my own eyes – the day I was there the Greenscum invaded the front of the Circus Building even though our little citizens’ protest was not permitted within coo-ee of the joint — me think it ‘mazing that that could happen. How?

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 9:11 am

Anybody seen news on election of Andrew Bridgen in North West Leicestirshire ?

bons
bons
July 5, 2024 9:11 am

Just back ftom a touch of follow-up laser on the eyes.

A few quick adds and takeaways has the opthamologist trousering $5,000 before 9am, prior to commencing the day’s surgeries (between ten and fifteen).

Which explains the Aston Martin parked out front. We are suckers.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 5, 2024 9:13 am

2- Farage better raise a phalanx of Potential Future Leaders ASAP. Having charisma and first name recognition is grate, but if Reform thinks it doesn’t have to worry about its record of anaemia, vaccilation and cowardice, it’s doomed to curio status. He needs ten more of him.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 5, 2024 9:15 am

3- Cons clawing back scottish seats is a reminder of the swings and roundabouts. Reform can think of the twilight of BBC-Guardian fluffing for SNP after a full decade as it basks in the glow of podcasts crowing about their 13:600 land grab….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 9:28 am

Indeed and with military grade weaponry – seen it up close with my own eyes – the day I was there the Greenscum invaded the front of the Circus Building even though our little citizens’ protest was not permitted within coo-ee of the joint — me think it ‘mazing that that could happen. How?

I suspect we might find a number of access passes belonging to Greens staffers were reported lost yesterday afternoon.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 9:29 am

Farage is on track to win Clacton. Farage will be the ‘opposition leader’ and an entertaining one at that. Good riddance to fourteen years of spineless, craven, cowardly Tory governance.

If Labour winz as many seats as predicted there will be NO opposition just a few “not happy, Jan” seats who’ll get far more publicity than they deserve but for NO effect ……
Give it 3 months and the small folk will be squealing .. to no avail ..!
UK is dun & dusted ….. sad but reality …….!
But on the bright side.. TOON will still be the wealthiest “fitba” club in English and these dayz in “fitba” success belongs to the “money” not the deserving ……..!

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2024 9:30 am

We’re going to put all our defence and intel data on the cloud. Wonderful! Amazing! Stupid!

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2024 9:33 am

The bloke at the bottom of the X post by Monetti is Richard Lindzen, not Will Happer.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 9:42 am

Keir Starmer is the bland face of what is to come.

His agenda could be anything but bland.

Blair MkII, with irreversible constitutional “reforms”, anyone?

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 5, 2024 9:42 am

Courier Mail commentator however pointed out that the number of hospital admissions was equal to 1.3 per public hospital.

sitting waiting for my appointment at the Adem Cosby cancer centre at Sunny Coast Hospital…listening the staff conversations around me… Over 50% off with either Covid, flu or RSV.

?Admissions are only one side of the story

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 9:44 am

Reading THE VOLUNTEER by Jack Fairweather recounts the true story of the bloke who volunteered to go into Auschwitz ..
Very well dun but the back blurb is a bit of a misnomer ..
yep .. he “volunteered” himself but he was very naive .. he went in thinkin’ it was operating along the lines of a standard prison with one of the1st Polish round-ups to, hopefully, form an inside resistance movement & was in there for nearly 3 years .. cos he couldn’t get back out ….!
If he’d known about conditions at the beginning he. probably, wouldn’t have gone in …
The most startling revelation is the fact that the info on what Auschwitz really was about was passed on to London in late 1940 but ignored/filed away ….

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 5, 2024 9:52 am

First the Wee Krankie, then Gaza Man.
I don’t know why some Scotchlandians are so surprised.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 9:53 am

On the money posts, Wally.

It’s looking like the UK Parliament will be an out-of-control, factional Labour Circus Noir for the next 10+ years.

Requiring a long game and supernatural stamina from anyone sitting on the Greek Chorus benches.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2024 9:55 am

Rest assured, the bloke immortally described as the Fat Paki by the unrivalled and lamented John Constantine will be looking for a foothold in politics now that his crikkiting career is, shall we say, in its autumn years.

Almost by definition, any Muslim that gets into politics is either an obvious radical or one hidden under a guise of moderation. Any Muslim who disagrees either shuts the fuck up forever or begs their head to be chopped off. A moderate Muslim, if they exist, is an impotent one.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 9:56 am

Glad to hear Farage has failed miserably. A dozen or so seats for Reform is a terrible result given they were polling high enough to pass the Tories not that long ago.

I expect most of his elected reps will defect to the Tories before too long. Jacqui Lambie Network areas.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 10:02 am

From the Spectator.

Former Howard minister, Kevin Andrews, asks why the Prime Minister is so timid when it comes to matters of morality and principle. Well now that Fatima’s finally finished titillating the press gallery with her dance of the political seven veils, and revealed herself to be wearing nothing but a single issue, and an ugly and hate-filled one at that, Mr Albanese as her erstwhile leader looks as impotent as a castrated virgin in a bordello.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 10:02 am

First the Wee Krankie, then Gaza Man.

I don’t know why some Scotchlandians are so surprised.

That’s what devolution will do for you. The Caledonian voteherd get to see exactly what what the SNP is all about in their very own play pen.

Och, shite.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 10:03 am

A dozen or so seats for Reform is a terrible result given they were polling high enough to pass the Tories not that long ago.

Polling 1 point behind the Tories (18/17) two weeks ago, Reform was expected to win maybe 5 seats.

They’ve done almost 3 times better than predicted by the pundits.

Don’t give up your day job, mate (whatever that is.)

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The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2024 10:05 am

Stop soiling our thread, Muttley.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 10:07 am

I bet the Tories are wishing today they hadn’t campaigned against preferential voting back in 2011.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2024 10:08 am

Wait, was my post deleted? My post was properly qualified, so I can only guess why it was.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 10:08 am

Oh and look who vomits up, our very own ‘garage Nazi’.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2024 10:09 am

I guess the religion of peace is off the table.

Of course, your master is he who cannot be criticised.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 10:14 am

Further to our resident garage Nazi, I note the Nazi didn’t appear here yesterday to condemn the actions of his fellow Jew haters in Canberra yesterday.

Makka
Makka
July 5, 2024 10:20 am

Back in Marseille again 

It’s such a shame. Wonderful port and historical architecture throughout the city, great food- seafood to die for and the breads! Last there in the early 2k’s and Les Arabs ran pretty much everything and we felt constantly creeped unfortunately. Now with blacks- awful mix. I’m sure they have divvied up the place.

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 10:21 am

But I am pretty sure they have had to take a few vaccines to prevent getting flu or Covid. You can bet they will soon be trying to mandate latest RSV jab.
By not having more health workers say no to the vaccines at the start they are now in position where their CHO’s will keep going with more. Plus can’t criticise them for not actually working.

“Over 50% off with either Covid, flu or RSV”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 10:23 am

Ok. Who is going to be first to see and comment on Kevin Costner movie Horizon?
Seems not been doing that well in US box office.
However am pretty confident I am going to like it when I get to see it.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 10:23 am

2022 Australian election:
LNP 58 seats
Teals 9 seats
Cats: “Teals are no-raters, those seats will be won back easily when the blackouts start, Dutton doesn’t have to lift a finger”

2024 UK election (projected)
Conservatives 131 seats
Reform 13 seats
Cats: “Farage is a genius, what a glorious victory, he is the future of conservatism, Tories should be running scared”

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 10:24 am

Let the great Democratic civil war begin. The impending demise of Joe Biden and the patched-together coalition he represents is threatening to accelerate the very intra-party conflicts his presidency was meant to assuage.

Joel Kotkin at Spiked

cohenite
July 5, 2024 10:27 am

What a shame, england is fuked. Our Jane would be turning in her grave.

Makka
Makka
July 5, 2024 10:27 am

so the likelihood of there ever being another Conservative government in the UK is dim…remote.

They were anything but Conservative. So better they finally die here to allow something new to grow in it’s place around Farage and the real Brits of that nation.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 10:46 am

Liz Truss will hold her seat. Telling, telling.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 10:47 am

Parishioners are withdrawing donations from local churches in protest against the Church of England’s £100 million slavery reparations fund, officials have warned.

“I suspect there is especially anger where churches are being told that they can’t have a dedicated vicar or money to repair their historic and culturally significant buildings but the central Church is seen to divert such large sums away from its core purpose”, said [a General Synod delegate from the Exeter diocese], Luke Appleton.

Addressing concerns over reparations, Mr Appleton told The Telegraph: “This is the issue I have been contacted about more than any other in the past year by faithful church members.”

The term “reparations” has been used to refer to the fund, but the cash is not due to be given out as compensation to descendants of enslaved people.

Instead, the interest from the fund is due to be awarded to community projects working in black communities in Britain.

Some leading historians, however, have disputed the legitimacy of the research that led to the fund being established.

Robert Tombs, Emeritus professor of history at Cambridge, said: “The church is proposing to pay a great deal of money in reparations for a crime that it probably did not commit out of profits that it did not make.

“It is the undeniable fact that most of the church’s investment has nothing to do with the slave trade.”

“I think they’ve got themselves into a very difficult position on a very sensitive subject, and I think it would be wise of them to say, we ought to get a second opinion on our original understanding of the situation.”

The question will be discussed at the General Synod, which is meeting in York from Friday until Tuesday 9 July.

The Telegraph (UK)

Another example of the disconnect between leaders in society and the people they purport to represent and serve.

The CofE has a central investment fund of c. $20bn, btw. Dioceses will have their own smaller funds.

You can imagine that parishioners outside of the prosperous SE corner in vicar-less parishes with leaky church rooves [i.e. the majority] might be feeling more than a little disgruntled.

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cohenite
July 5, 2024 10:52 am

I bet the Tories are wishing today they hadn’t campaigned against preferential voting back in 2011.

There it is folks, dickless says something sensible. But I’ll tell you something: the english conservatives, like their counterparts every where else, will never grow a spine or realise the leftards merely tolerate them at best and that there are no rules.

Crossie
Crossie
July 5, 2024 10:52 am

Cassie of Sydney

 July 5, 2024 10:46 am

Liz Truss will hold her seat. Telling, telling.

I am convinced that if they left Luz Truss in place as PM she could have salvaged far more from Boris’ wreckage of the country and the party.

Arky
July 5, 2024 10:54 am

Flicking back and forth between UK election livestreams and looking at the commentators, politicians and public.
Question: Is everyone in the UK now a pisswrecked, druggo, degenerate retarded f*wit?
Don’t get me started on the live throws to the outer bits like Scotland where the levels of incomprehensibility and general demeanour is that of gin alley combined with the B- Ark.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 10:59 am

Just on the UK election, from the Oz:

Voter turnout lowest in a century

Gee, I wonder why that might be?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 11:02 am

We can add “First Past the Post Voting” to the pile of stuff m0nster is clueless about.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2024 11:02 am

From what I can see Reform is polling second in most of the seats counted so far.

Election LIVE updates: Reform UK wreaks devastation on Tory voter share in hammer blow (5 Jun)

When totaled it’s going to be a phenomenal number.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 11:04 am

so the likelihood of there ever being another Conservative government in the UK is dim…remote.

The margin of swinging voters in the present election is 10%.

That’s not an insurmountable challenge for the non-Labour parties.

Zippster
Zippster
July 5, 2024 11:05 am

Steve Forbes’ Warning: The Winds Of War Are Gaining Gale Force

Steve Forbes warns that a major war between Israel and Iran, which could bring in more nations, is nearly inevitable.

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2024 11:07 am

Scotland was, at one time, the poorest country in Europe but also the best educated.

Source, Roger? Which time was that?

Sounds unlikely, but happy to be corrected.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 11:09 am

Don’t get me started on the live throws to the outer bits like Scotland where the levels of incomprehensibility and general demeanour is that of gin alley combined with the B- Ark.

In regard to Scotland, anyone with any get up and go got up and went long ago.

I exaggerate…still decent people about, but I think “brain drain” explains a lot.

Scotland was, at one time, the poorest country in Europe but also the best educated.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 5, 2024 11:13 am

There’s one positive thing to come from the Biden-Trump debate. The choice between the conspiracy and cock-up theories of lefty politics has been resolved; the idea the left are brilliant if evil Machiavellian plotters has been blown out of the water. Only complete fatheads could have let Biden expose his ineptitude on this scale.

I’ll go with evil, an evil rooted in a level of crass stupidity, selfishness and lust for power that is all but incomprehensible to the sane.

KevinM
KevinM
July 5, 2024 11:18 am

m0nty
July 5, 2024 9:56 am

Glad to hear Farage has failed miserably. A dozen or so seats for Reform is a terrible result given they were polling high enough to pass the Tories not that long ago.

You are despicable.

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Zippster
Zippster
July 5, 2024 11:25 am

Labor ministers fear an independent Muslim party could cost them up to six seats in western Sydney and have already started to mobilise branches and resources to defend traditionally safe ALP seats.

communists and islamists birds of a feather

Zippster
Zippster
July 5, 2024 11:29 am

Crowd Cheers for Elon Musk’s Honest Reaction to Javier Milei’s Proposals

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” shares a DM clip of Elon Musk giving his thoughts on Javier Milei’s attempt to reduce regulations and shrink the size of government.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 11:33 am

Denny Shanahan in the Oz:

Stay tuned, this could get a whole lot worse for Labore

Fatti “first evah headbag” Payperson’s resignation from the Labore Pardee contains a far more potent threat to Albansleazey than just the loss of one vote in the Senate.

Hopefully these include yet more “redecoration” of labore MP’s electorate offices, the purveying of large numbers of verbal and written statements advocating the long overdue ending of various pointless parliamentary existences and random “encounters” with mentally ill lone wolf type yoof brandishing (potentially dangerous) implements.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind, you frigging morons.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 11:33 am

And here’s the thing, despite what our resident garage Nazi says, Farage has not failed, in fact it is a spectacular result for Farage and Reform. They’re outpolling the Tories in many seats, coming second to Labour. They may win more raw votes than the Lib Dems.

Farage threw is hat into the ring just over a month ago, and since then he’s faced a tsunami of invective, hostility and outright lies, from being smeared as a racist (of course) to being a Putin puppet, to even being assaulted on the street. The now totally discredited UK MSM have gone after him, and they’ve failed!

Go Nigel.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 11:34 am

Labor ministers fear an independent Muslim party could cost them up to six seats in western Sydney…

A bracing prospect when you’re already facing minority government.

How’s voteherding working out for you now?

Arky
July 5, 2024 11:36 am

It seems to me that as a certain type of woman ages and loses the pretence that they were ever interesting or attractive, a desperation sets in and turns them into babbling lunatics.
Progressivism is the art of crafting policies that appeal to these demented creatures.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 11:37 am

Payman only elected because of Labor, says PMStaff writers
Anthony Albanese has argued he does not want “Australia to go down the road of faith-based political parties” as it would undermine social cohesion.

The Prime Minister’s comments came amid speculation that now independent Senator Fatima Payman, who quit the Labor Party on Thursday, would seek to join or form her own Muslim-aligned political party.

But Mr Albanese claimed his own government demonstrated that faith-based parties were not needed.

“My party has around the cabinet … people who are Catholic people, who are Uniting Church, people who are Muslim, people who are Jewish, that is the way that we’ve conducted politics in Australia.

“[It] is not in the interests of smaller minority groups to isolate themselves, which is what a faith based party system would do. I notice well that many people who are refugees in Australia have fled theocracies, have fled regimes that have been based upon so-called religion that has resulted in the oppression of people who do not subscribe to what [are] often extreme forms.”

Mr Albanese also stated that Senator Payman was only elected in 2022 because she had been preselected as a Labor candidate.

“Fatima Payman received around about 1600 votes in the WA election. The ALP box above the line received 511,000 votes,” Mr Albanese said.

“It’s very clear that Fatima Payman is in the Senate because people in WA wanted to elect a Labor government and that’s why they put it number one in the box above the line.”
Mr Albanese also claimed Senator Payman never spoke up in Labor caucus over the Israel-Gaza conflict or any other matter at all.

“One of the things I find disappointing about Senator Payman is that the decision she’s taken …. at no stage, no stage, did Senator Payman stand in the caucus and make any comments about the Middle East or about anything else,” Mr Albanese told reporters.

“No comments in the time in which Senator Payman has had the privilege of serving in the Senate as a Labor senator.”

Mr Albanese’s comments again put him at odds with Senator Payman who yesterday argued she felt she had exhausted all possible avenues to raise her concerns over the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Don’t you love it when the Labor Party start eating their own?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 11:38 am

Reform’s Lee Anderson, who as a Tory MP spoke truth about London’s mayor being an Islamist sympathiser, and for his truth telling was sacked by weakling Sunak, has won his seat very comfortably for Reform.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 11:41 am

Bruce Lehrmann committed to stand trial on Toowoomba rape chargesMackenzie Scott
10:37AMJuly 04, 2024.
Updated 13 hours ago

The woman who has accused former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann of raping her alleged she “woke up” to him penetrating her and told him to stop.
Mr Lehrmann will now face a jury for two charges of rape in Queensland after a Toowoomba Magistrate on Thursday committed him to stand trial.
He did not attend the brief hearing in his hometown of Toowoomba, two hours west of Brisbane, where the alleged assaults took place in October 2021. Phoning in from interstate, Mr Lehrmann declined to make a statement on Thursday morning when Magistrate Marc Howden made his decision to commit him to stand trial.
The second sitting of the committal hearing lasted around an hour. Mr Lehrmann’s defence, led by Andrew Hoare KC, failed to argue that there was no case to proceed to trial.
Mr Lehrmann will remain on bail. He did not enter a plea.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2024 11:45 am

Wind turbine “host” contract.
Real contract terms from a bloke who bought a block with an existing option to build in place.
One year to go, so he thought he was in the clear but the company decided to build turbines at the last moment. He then got to see the whole agreement that the previous owner had signed.

-No decommissioning or rehabilitation clause.
-fifty year option to rebuild on the same site but in different spots as old footings can’t be reused.
-Land on hills with turbines had to be fenced to prevent livestock from gaining access as they could give birth and that would attract eagles that would then get the chop.

Lysander
Lysander
July 5, 2024 11:49 am

“Land of dopes and lavatories”

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 11:55 am

“One of the things I find disappointing about Senator Payman is that the decision she’s taken …. at no stage, no stage, did Senator Payman stand in the caucus and make any comments about the Middle East or about anything else,” Mr Albanese told reporters.

Albo answers my question from yesterday.

Payman is the one lying with the faulty recollection.

She did not “exhaust all avenues” on the Gaza issue.

She went to the PM, and possibly Wong, and didn’t get all that she wanted from them. Her response has been to leave the party and make a power play.

As suspected, her view of democracy is more Erdoganesque than Jeffersonian. But no surprises there. As I predicted, she is now a very big problem for Labor.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 11:55 am

Roget at 10:47.

You can imagine that parishioners outside of the prosperous SE corner in vicar-less parishes with leaky church rooves [i.e. the majority] might be feeling more than a little disgruntled.

This happens more often than people might imagine.
Example near us.
Small town aged care home set up on donated land and built with community money and sweat.
Over time the management because too onerous (thanks Canbra!) so it was taken over by a large religious aged care provider (well, a corporate aged care provider wearing a cassock).
Nek minnit, it is closed and residents told they are moving 60 kms down the road to Big Town Aged Care, and the freehold is sold off.
The locals are now older and wiser.
They should have granted a licence to operate, even on a peppercorn rental, but with no transfers of freehold property and improvements to keep the grubby mitts out of the till.
Similarly, these village church funds in the UK need to be set up as trusts with the express purpose of restoring the church or whatever. No chance of the Archbishop of Canterbury grabbing it.
I do hope Lizzie’s roof donation to her little church isn’t being used to train aspiring rappers in Birmingham.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 11:57 am

Came across a $A3.00 gadget on TEMU that I’ve been after for quite awhile, but alwayz out of stock, this time it said “last one left” .. Now, post free my Temu minimum spend is $A40 … soooo “not gonna miss out again”, thinx I .. another $A90 added on two, very early put ’em aside, Chrissie prezzies for a pair of the grandees ….
All for a $A3, pointless but amusing gadget .. LOL!

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Rabz
July 5, 2024 11:57 am

albansleazey does not want “Australia to go down the road of faith-based political parties” as it would undermine social cohesion.

He actually means “imported ethnic voteherd based political parties”, that will inevitably eat a large proportion of labore’s electoral lunch.

The advent of these ethnic political parties will be yet another bleedingly obvious sign that this country has been utterly destroyed by the political class and the insanity of multicu*turalism.

Grate work, you foul stupid quisling cockheads.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2024 12:05 pm

-No decommissioning or rehabilitation clause.

Sounds like it’s widespread.

Trust deficit? Wind farm fraud a window into renewables rort (Paywallian)

When the bankers, billionaires and trust fund babies, who benefit from the wild renewables-only experiment, insist on a guarantee of remediation, we’ll start to believe they’re genuinely motivated to save the planet.

Those wind turbine blades are harder to recycle than even batteries, and there’s nothing of value in them. So they tend to be buried in gigantic landfills. Where they will remain for millions of years, since the materials used are effectively indestructible without serious heat and pressure.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 12:06 pm

I do hope Lizzie’s roof donation to her little church isn’t being used to train aspiring rappers in Birmingham.

I did think of that too. The bishops are rushing to assure parishioners that their donations will remain at the local level, but wills are reportedly being revised anyway. Seems to be a lack of trust about. Possibly because if a congregation is closed by the bishop, any locally held monies are usually transferred to the central diocesan fund, from which either Canterbury or York, the two provincial sees, will presumably draw a portion too.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2024 12:17 pm

“Land of dopes and lavatories”

Can’t let that pass unsegued.

Major celebrity who suffered ‘Ozempic-induced diarrhea’ on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hampton’s home bed has been revealed (Sky News, 4 Jul)

A mystery celebrity who landed an unfortunate dump of ‘Ozempic-induced diarrhea’ on Gweneth Paltrow’s bed at her exclsuive party and fleeing the scene has been named.  

The internet was last week sent into madness when it was claimed the Goop founder, 51, was forced to clean up a mystery socialite’s looseness of bowels blunder at a party hosted by the star in Long Island’s celebrity enclave.

Mystery has since surrounded the name of the A-lister culprit whose taking of the controversial Hollywood weight loss drug led them to flee to New York and hide in humiliation. …

“Ozempic-induced diarrhoea is becoming a very hot topic of conversation between hosts there — because so many of their guests are using it,” the recent blind item claimed.

“So expect laundrettes to be fully booked from July 4.”

Eww.

bons
bons
July 5, 2024 12:19 pm

It has been interesting monitoring the email and Whatsapp exchanges between my increasingly distant Brit elite and upper class acquaintances.

The general view is that Labor’s victory will on balance be positive for them with increased number and power State institutions, global finance and bureaucracy opportunities and probable semi-official return to their beloved EU. The Dubai offspring will be just fine. Dripping hubris.

The core seats were held. The rest are irrelevant.

Someone mentioned death taxes and was shut down.

What has been scary has been the viscious attacks upon the uppity class who dared to Brexit and who believed that they had a role to play in Government and ‘our’ Party.

Shocking to me as these people were members of our happy go lucky frivolous expat gang. They never revealed class fascist underpinnings.

I as an outsider obviously didn’t understand the fundamentals of class. I always looked at these people as a ‘house party’ set. But they are genuine hard as nails aristocrats.

Crossie
Crossie
July 5, 2024 12:22 pm

Why are we paying such exorbitant living costs and subsidies for our politicians in Canberra? The simplest solution would be to build a high rise of units on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Each MP and Senator would get a free unit for the duration of their tenure in parliament. We would even throw in free water, gas, electricity and internet. They can pay for their own food as they would even at home.

I have made this comment on one of C.L.’s threads but think it could be placed here as well for consideration.

Zippster
Zippster
July 5, 2024 12:25 pm

Australian cricket icon Usman Khawaja has accused Peter Dutton of “fueling Islamophobia”

he means dhimmiphobia

will
will
July 5, 2024 12:28 pm

Breaking | Early exit polling indicates immigration NOT a key factor in voters mind
 
*12122 polled
 
38% said “it’s a problem that needs sorting
 
62% said

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Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 12:31 pm

Each MP and Senator would get a free unit for the duration of their tenure in parliament. We would even throw in free water, gas, electricity and internet. 

Free? Why should it be free? They can pay 25% of their income like the housos do.

If they don’t like that they’re always free to stay in a hotel like previous generations of politicians did. The daily rebate they can claim should be less than what a veteran visiting the big smoke for medical treatment can claim.

I’m done with politicians enriching themselves via the public purse.

Zippster
Zippster
July 5, 2024 12:34 pm

Why Bill Gates’ New Natrium Reactor is a Big Deal

Sabine Hossenfelder

Bill Gates has financed a nuclear reactor in Wyoming that just started construction. It’s what’s known as a Natrium Reactor and uses a sodium-cooled fast reactor combined with an energy storage system.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 12:34 pm

The man tipped to be Britain’s new prime minister, Labour’s Keir Starmer, has pledged to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 during his first term in office, which would expand the voter pool at future elections.

Chris
Chris
July 5, 2024 12:37 pm

Having been on a couple of Anglican Church local building committees, raised thousands for building only to have a split that wiped out plans, I can assure everyone that Anglican churches are the property of the Church as a whole.

This is actually a good thing – except for political capture. The local churches have many more splits and ‘takeovers’ to defend against.

And bequests for specific purposes are also not binding on the recipient. If you bequeath a motza for a church window at your local, it may well see a new window but it will come behind the other needs in the church.(Edit to add: set up a trust for the bequest)

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 12:39 pm

 The bishops are rushing to assure parishioners that their donations will remain at the local level, but wills are reportedly being revised anyway.

# 8 – Thou shalt not steal.
Good to hear that the little old ladies of Midsomer are tightening the loopholes, and leaving church hierarchy no wriggle room.
And why would bishops need to assure benefactors if they are going to comply with their wishes? Do the “assurances” take the form of “it’s very wise to be specific about your intended use of funds”?
Or are they more like “don’t worry your little head about the details”?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 12:41 pm

Farage has won Clacton by 20,000 votes.

Yeah, he’s such a failure.

Anders
Anders
July 5, 2024 12:44 pm

Joe Biden described himself as a black woman during a radio interview, as calls mount for the 81-year-old to drop his re-election bid.

The US President stumbled over his words during an interview with Philadelphia’s WURD, seemingly mixing himself up with his Vice President Kamala Harris.

“By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman… to serve with a black president. Proud to be involved of the first black woman on the Supreme Court. There’s so much that we can do because, look… we’re the United States of America,” he said.

Probably just suffering from a cold.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 5, 2024 12:48 pm

“Someone Has to Pay for This! – There Will Be Retribution!” – Aunt of J6er Matt Perna Who Committed Suicide After Evil Biden Regime Slapped 1512(c) Charge on Him Reacts to SCOTUS Decisionhttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/07/someone-has-pay-this-there-will-be-retribution/

Makka
Makka
July 5, 2024 12:49 pm

The man tipped to be Britain’s new prime minister, Labour’s Keir Starmer, has pledged to lower the voting age from 18 to 16

Disastrous. Next will come lowering the age of consent. The left want your kids.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 5, 2024 12:50 pm

Dear God,
I have spotted a design flaw in your latest project – Man Mk1.
4 legs are needed, not 2.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2024 12:52 pm

Labour loses two seats to Jew haters (from the Express Election Live thread):

Jeremy Corbyn elected as an Independent

Jeremy Corbyn has retained his seat in Islington North, despite running as an Independent MP.

He beat the Labour Party candidate by just shy of 8,000 votes.

The former Labour leader won 24,120 votes – with Labour candidate Praful Nargund only taking around 16,000.

Shock result for Labour as Jonathan Ashworth loses seat

Jonathan Ashworth has lost his seat in the first shock result for Labour.

The shadow cabinet minister lost his seat of Leicester South – by just 979 votes.

Independent candidate Shockat Adam won 14,739 votes, and Mr Ashworth won 13,760 votes.

Here’s who Mr Adam is.

Leicester pro-Palestine independent aims to topple Labour in UK election ‘battleground’ seat (30 Jun)

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 12:55 pm

How is it that Reform chose teal as its colour? A combination of blue and brown would be far more appropriate, mauve perhaps.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 1:01 pm

From what I can see Reform is polling second in most of the seats counted so far.

Just like the LNP!

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 1:09 pm

Penny Mordaunt outski.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2024 1:12 pm

mUnter’s commentary on the UK election needs to be viewed through the ‘Go Jeremy Corbyn!’ lens of a few years ago.

Anti-semitic, and wrong.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2024 1:17 pm

BEN HARVEY: Defence chief Angus Campbell should turn his head in self-shame when a real war hero passesBen Harvey
The Nightly
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“The first noise I heard was the screaming. The vehicle was completely eviscerated. The man who had been sitting at the rear of the car, facing backwards, had now propped himself up, 20 feet away where he’d landed, silently and fastidiously applying a bandage to a small cut on his shin while torrents of blood poured unnoticed from his neck onto the front of his armour.
“And still the screaming, the top gunner its source, staring in disbelief at the pulp where his right thigh had been moments earlier. Our medic, quick to his side, working rapidly, asking him to rate the pain and him screaming, ‘10, 10, 10’ over and over and over.”
The account by former SAS commander Ben Pronk of what happened in the seconds after a roadside bomb exploded near Australian vehicles in Uruzgan Province makes for tough reading.

Ben was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his service in Afghanistan. The explosion under a long-range patrol truck as it headed back to base in 2008 was not the only reason for the medal and certainly not his only encounter with the horror of war.
Ben’s brother Dan survived four rotations in Afghanistan. The army doctor was 36 hours into a fierce gun battle during one of them when he came across blood-soaked drag marks in an alley.
“As I entered the roofless mudbrick room my vision fixated for a brief second on a large chunk of burnt flesh on the dirt floor before moving a few metres past it to the first casualty.
“Shredded stumps occupied the spaces where limbs had once been, the blood loss stemmed by the effective placement of arterial tourniquets by his teammates. Glistening white bone contrasted starkly with the blood-soaked dirt below. As I knelt at his head end my sense of smell was assaulted by the coppery stench of blood mixed with burnt flesh and cordite.
“The casualty’s wandering eyes meeting mine briefly before closing for a final time, the groaning sound of his last exhalation before breathing ceased.”
Dan didn’t get a Distinguished Service Cross but did receive a Commendation for Distinguished Service (for combat actions).
I don’t know whether this is a sore point not to be brought up at the Pronk family Christmas lunch but suspect it isn’t because both men are comfortable in their own skins.
Take a moment to re-read those two battlefield accounts and then ask yourself how those heroics can possibly be compared to the actions of outgoing defence chief Angus Campbell, who spent most of the Afghanistan war in an office in United Arab Emirates.
General Campbell received his DSC four years after Ben Pronk watched his top gunner screaming and 12 months after Dan Pronk held the shattered body of a dying soldier in Helmand Province.

General Campbell never came under enemy fire during his 369-day command in Afghanistan yet is considered to have exhibited as high a level of “distinguished command and leadership in action” as one Pronk brother and even higher than the other.
Does General Campbell have the self-awareness to at least blush when he looks at that medal?
Does he have the good grace to glance away when he walks past other recipients?
There weren’t too many raised eyebrows when he received the award in 2012 and there probably wouldn’t be today had Australia’s defence chief not moved to strip Afghanistan War decorations from 3000 special forces personnel.
That decision in 2020 pissed off a lot of soldiers, who felt they were being tarred with the same brush used on the troops accused of war crimes.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
July 5, 2024 1:25 pm

I could handle Monster’s trolling if he had an ounce of wit. He is about as amusing as a CT scan on fungating tumour.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 1:34 pm

38% said “it’s a problem that needs sorting

62% said “I’m an aspiring rapper from Birmingham

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m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 1:36 pm

It is remarkable that the Australian and UK right have both decided to pursue a strategy which has ended up minimising their seats won versus their combined vote percentages.

Albanese is finding out with Payman that it is terribly difficult to keep a splintering electorate inside a big tent. Dutton already discovered that with the teals, and his response has been to stick his fingers in his ears and go LALALALA.

Major parties in Westminster systems have to come up with a workable solution to the accelerating modern trend of atomised electoral blocs who just don’t want to be in the tent any more. The electorate yearns for proportional representation. If they aren’t given it, major parties are going to have significant structural problems as their small-c coalitions can’t stay together.

Add up Conservative and Reform votes and you just about have a winning total. Add up LNP and teals and it’s nearly the same. The lack of alliance between these factions will deliver government to Labour and Labor for many, many years to come.

Rosie
Rosie
July 5, 2024 1:36 pm

“Given the differing surnames perhaps they are not married at all? But living as husband and wife as many do these days?”
Muslim women don’t take their husband’s surnames,. It was a point of feminist pride for the turbanned magpie.
Maybe she isn’t married according to Australian law, though I doubt even that, when she posted wedding photos.
You can be absolutely sure she’s married according to sharia law.
His comments definitely indicate he’s converted.
A muslim woman living in sin would be in all kinds of trouble given their laws on adultery.
At least Jacob has the option of taking additional wives.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 1:38 pm

a mystery socialite’s looseness of bowels blunder at Gwyneth Paltry’s country estate

Well, there you go – Hollyweirdos with out of control bowels befouling anything and everything in their path was not on my 2024 bingo card.

JC
JC
July 5, 2024 1:43 pm

Fatboy, the UK was sick of the conservatives meandering around without showing even an atom of ideological stability. They didn’t vote for Starmer’s party because it was dreadfully leftwing. They believe what he said, that he’s moderate and won’t venture too far from the centre. If that’s the case, well and good. If not, this result can just as easily reverse in 5 years. We’ve seen those massive reversals before and will again.

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m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 1:45 pm

BBC projecting that Reform won’t add to their current total of four seats.

Rosie
Rosie
July 5, 2024 1:48 pm

After the way Labor and the Greens went after Josh Frydenburg over his Holocaust* surviving mother’s citizenship I say have at it for Payman.
*Hungarian Jews were stripped of their citizenship in the late 1930s and rendered stateless, then fairly recently and without his Hungarian born mother’s knowledge that citizenship was restored.
Not surprisingly she wasn’t the slightest bit interested in getting it back and using that circumstance to attack Frydenburg was an absolute disgrace.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 2:00 pm

Jacob Rees-Mogg out! Fantastic.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
July 5, 2024 2:00 pm

Somerset North East & Hanham: The Monster Raving Loony Party, 211 votes.
That would be Mont’s natural home.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2024 2:02 pm

Chris
 July 5, 2024 12:37 pm

Having been on a couple of Anglican Church local building committees, raised thousands for building only to have a split that wiped out plans, I can assure everyone that Anglican churches are the property of the Church as a whole.

The church may be their property, but the cash can be held in escrow. That is, the locals establish a trust fund out of the reaches of the church and the church forfeits any benefit unless it is used for the express purpose stated.

This is actually a good thing – except for political capture. The local churches have many more splits and ‘takeovers’ to defend against.

No, it is not a good thing in my view. This is how the abuse of the intent of the benefactor starts. “Yes, I know the bequest is for roof restoration at St Deidre’s in Midsomer, but we can use the funds for heating the manse at St Barry’s in the next town”.
Nek minnit, you are funding reparations for blak yoofs.

And bequests for specific purposes are also not binding. If you bequeath a motza for a church window at your local, it may well see a new window but it will come behind the other needs in the church.

Err, they are not binding only because anyone approaching the church with a suggested bequest was given boilerplate wording to hand to their solicitors giving the church free rein.
If, as Roger suggests, there is considerable benefactor disquiet, one of two things will be happening:-
1. They will be directing bequests elsewhere; or
2. They will be instructing their solicitors to write binding “use it or lose it” clauses in their will. That is, they have an alternate beneficiary if the funds are not applied to the specific purpose within, say, five years of probate.
If the Anglican hierarchy continue to run the “not binding” line, there will be way more of 1. than 2.

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Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 2:08 pm

Not surprisingly she wasn’t the slightest bit interested in getting it back and using that circumstance to attack Frydenburg was an absolute disgrace.

And, as I recall, the leader of the attack was Mark Dreyfus.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
July 5, 2024 2:10 pm

Keir Starmer: “A changed Labour Party …”
Hmmm.
New Labour, New Danger?
That was used back when Blair took over.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 2:18 pm
johanna
johanna
July 5, 2024 2:19 pm

At least Jacob has the option of taking additional wives.

Wins the Australian internets today. 🙂

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 2:21 pm

Labour now has the majority in the UK Parliament.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 2:22 pm

Looks like Reform will win just a handful of seats, as few as the four they have now, on 15% of the vote.

Perfect for Farage. He has no obligations or responsibilities, and gets to gob off in the Commons and on the telly and get treated seriously.

I wonder if preferential voting or proportional representation will come up again as a referendum option.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 2:23 pm

If the Anglican hierarchy continue to run the “not binding” line, there will be way more of 1. than 2.

This could all make a great reprise episode of The Vicar of Dibley.

A Christmas special, perhaps.

I’m not in favour of women in holy orders, but if one suspended that belief for an hour that show could be hilarious at times.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2024 2:23 pm

I’ll go with evil, an evil rooted in a level of crass stupidity, selfishness and lust for power that is all but incomprehensible to the sane.

Leftism is Marxism to the extent that it’s a blueprint for envy, intellectual wannabesism, delusions of grandeur and lust for unearned power.

In that light, it represents the forces of darkness than resides in us all, but which only some can resist. If the devil hides in plain sight, it hides in fake compassion.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 2:23 pm

Yesterday, when real Nazis were scaling Parliament House and screaming genocide against Jews, our resident real Nazi was missing in action, not a word of condemnation.

Today, on the heels of an expected Tory wipe out (and none of us here are commiserating the loss), our resident real Nazi is here splattering the pages with his pious drivel. He really is an adolescent.

I suspect he’s revving himself up to go punch a Nazi, and all he has to do to find a Nazi to punch is to go look at himself in the mirror.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 2:28 pm

After the way Labor and the Greens went after Josh Frydenburg over his Holocaust* surviving mother’s citizenship I say have at it for Payman.

I think you’ll also find one of the major players of that grotesque inquisition against Josh was a WA multi-millionaire who later went on to finance the Teals.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 2:29 pm

Rees-Mogg’s defeat is a loss. He’ll be back.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 2:33 pm

BBC’s version of Antony Green pointing out that Labour’s vote was up in Scotland to oust lots of SNP MPs, but down in Wales and flat in England. Also, that two-thirds of Tory losses were due directly to Reform splitting the right-wing vote to deny them what would have been a victory. Ah, the vagaries of FPTP.

Lysander
Lysander
July 5, 2024 2:34 pm

So Labour has won with a “primary vote” of just 34.8%! And smallest voter turnout in over 20 years (Corbyn won 2,000,000 more votes).

The honeymoon won’t last long!

Arky
July 5, 2024 2:36 pm

We’re stuck now hoping the filthy French will save Europe.
Going by history, we’re f*ed.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 2:39 pm

Apparently there was a win in a Northern Ireland seat for Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) which is aligned with Reform. I guess Farage will claim it somehow.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 2:39 pm

Unfortunately Andrew Bridgen lost his seat. Only got 1568 votes and came behind Labour (won), Conservatives and Reform.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 2:42 pm

Housing shortage to be indefinite:

The Albanese government’s promise to build 1.2 million new housing units in 5 years looks to be DOA.

The Housing Industry Association reports it would take at least 10 years to reach the 240 000 units per annum build capacity required and one senses that’s an optimistic projection given the number of factors beyond local control that could interrupt progress.

Crossie
Crossie
July 5, 2024 2:43 pm

Zippster

 July 5, 2024 12:34 pm

Why Bill Gates’ New Natrium Reactor is a Big Deal

Sabine Hossenfelder

Bill Gates has financed a nuclear reactor in Wyoming that just started construction. It’s what’s known as a Natrium Reactor and uses a sodium-cooled fast reactor combined with an energy storage system.

This is an outright admission that renewables are rubbish and only good for the serfs. The elites need reliable, baseload power so their lights, heaters, airconditioners and the internet never go out. You poor people can huddle for warmth.

I am entitled to sneer at this guy because if he was honest he would advocate for everyone to have the same but this is not who he is.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2024 2:47 pm

The Albanese government’s promise to build 1.2 million new housing units in 5 years looks to be DOA.

An eye wateringly stupid political promise – so many critical delivery issues out of Handsome Boy’s control.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 2:47 pm

She not only went thru all the ravages of TB without seeking any medical attention and still managed to travel to the airport and board the flight and no one noticed she was sick .. FFS!
Before I came to Oz in 1967 (10 pound tourist) you had to have a TB xray clearance before any paperwork was processed .. Seems now that requirement doesn’t apply to TB riddled countries before you get here . FFS!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13602089/Manpreet-Kaur-Qantas-flight-tuberculosis.html

Zatara
Zatara
July 5, 2024 2:50 pm

The man tipped to be Britain’s new prime minister, Labour’s Keir Starmer, has pledged to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 during his first term in office, which would expand the voter pool at future elections

Can’t buy a beer, can’t sign a contract, can’t be tried as an adult, but can vote.
 
How to say politicians are going to pander to and prey upon the ignorance, immaturity and inexperience of children without saying it.

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 2:50 pm

Regarding Rashays I first heard of them 2 years ago as the owner was speaking out against the vaccine and mandates. Found one on Brisbane Northside by accident and went there several times. I had a thing for supporting venues that had owners who spoke out about mandates. One actually closed for in service dining as did not want to have to turn away regulars who were not vaxxed. They just did take away for a few months. On the other hand I boycotted a regular take away coffee place because a staff member insisted on seeing my green tick. For take away where I did not even enter the sit down area.

Then just after 7 October the boss of Rashays suggested the Opera house should be lit up with Palestinian flag. So no more Rashays for me.

If a Muslim restaurant owner wants to campaign on political issues relevant to his religion then be prepared to suffer the financial consequences of upsetting a significant part of customer base.

Crossie
Crossie
July 5, 2024 2:51 pm

As for Penny Mordaunt, that snob can carry a sword but never wield it. I heard a commentator on Sky call her a centrist. Good riddance to useless seat warmers, time for actual conservatives.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 2:53 pm

An eye wateringly stupid political promise…

Borrowed from Ardern’s playbook.

Remember her?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2024 2:54 pm

Sunak is a man of colour, with dark skin. His family were migrants from the sub-continent.

Given the left’s fixation with skin colour and racism, it’s clear to me that Sunaks’ loss can be put down to racism. Those people who voted for Labour and the very white Sturmer are racists.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 2:56 pm

Current seat and vote shares for parties to have won a seat:

Labour: 381, 35.1%
Conservative: 92, 22.7%
Liberal Democrat: 54, 11.4%
Scottish National Party: 7, 2.5%
Sinn Fein: 7, 0.8%
Independent: 5, 1.9%
Reform UK: 4, 14.4%
Plaid Cymru: 4, 0.8%
Democratic Unionist Party: 4, 0.6%
Green: 2,  6.8%
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2, 0.3%
Alliance Party: 1, 0.4%
Ulster Unionist Party: 1, 0.4%

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 3:00 pm

The odd couple.
Monica Bellucci’s partner is Tim Burton !

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 3:00 pm

Labour won Margaret Thatcher’s old seat! LOL.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2024 3:03 pm

God bless Sabine Hossenfelder.

She still has to tug her forelock to climate scientists, calling them legitimate, professional, and earnest, but she does not twist the info in her videos to accommodate them.

Mind you, she should be careful about ever going to Rome – there is a rather dubious history of what Romans do to Sabines.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 3:04 pm

Must be getting near the time for my prediction about Afghanistan medals.

Chief Defence steps down this month. Expect an announcement soon after about medals. Will be done by the Navy guy nobody has heard of.

By the way have we now reached the stage where we have more Admirals than usable ships ?

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 3:14 pm

Labour won Margaret Thatcher’s old seat! LOL.

Now that’s really amazing, monty!

Especially so given it was abolished in 1997.

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m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 3:23 pm

Given it appears Reform is likely to win four or maybe five seats (there is a three-way tussle going on in Liz Truss’s seat of South West Norfolk) and not the 13 from the original BBC exit poll prediction, I will withdraw my comments about them losing MPs to defection.

Maybe the defections will go the other way.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2024 3:24 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2024 3:28 pm

UK election – Labor has plenty of seats but a shallow mandate.

The electoral system is broken. No surprises there.

Farage has more than 2 million votes and showing strongly in many seats although only winning four – perhaps a few more to come.

A lot of people are staying home and not voting at all.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2024 3:28 pm

The Conservatives have won ONE seat from Labour .. LOL!

The seat of Leicester East has been gained by the Conservatives from Labour, the only Conservative gain so far.

Rabz
July 5, 2024 3:31 pm

Remember her?

Tucker certainly does, “Jakinda Ard-Hern, the stupid girl with the big teeth”.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2024 3:31 pm

Another day, another instance of the actual maximum temp in these parts falling short of BOM’s forecast by 1.5 degrees. We’ve consistently hit the long-term average maximum for July thus far, albeit briefly for an hour or so around 3-4PM, as its typical.

It’s as though the BOM is willing it to be warmer. At least they haven’t located the weather station in the midst of an array of solar panels.

Carry on!

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Pogria
Pogria
July 5, 2024 3:33 pm

Cassie,
ever since muntsac has been proudly wearing his Nazi Skin-suit on this blog, it reminded me of a scene from an old Johnny Weismuller Tarzan film.

Nazi! Nazi! It doesn’t end well for the Nazi. Lol. I hope you enjoy this as much as I always have. The years have not diminished this scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cwh_PBB5OU

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2024 3:33 pm

An interesting result below. After his win he became a welcome guest on various podcasts. Malcolm Roberts made a rare error when he praised the “independent” win of Galloway. I suspect he did not know Galloway’s history.

George Galloway, leader of the Workers Party of Britain, who did not even show up at the count in Rochdale, received 11,508 votes, losing out to Labour’s Paul Waugh who won with 13,047 votes.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2024 3:34 pm

I’ve just arrived home from lunch with my wayward second son. Doing my best for him, but it’s hard work. Hairy has Foxtel on and I’ve just caught up with today’s UK politics, as above.

Good dance class this morning and coffee with the girls. Always rewarding and refreshing, simply to be normal with normal people, having a laugh.
Wheels of life keep on turning, as does that wheel of fortune. Some sad British Conservative Cabinet Ministers today on the turn of fortune’s wheel – can’t say I’m feeling too sorry for them.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 3:35 pm

Cranky, I just looked up stories about the protest in Canberra yesterday, and came across this article just published today. Seems like the author is in sync with the protestors’ message, for what that is worth.

Now, if Renegade Activists stuck to the well-buttressed sentiments in that piece, they might get somewhere. Unfurling a banner with that hot-button phrase about the river undermines that greatly, though, never mind the silliness of getting up on the roof and endangering themselves and others.

Nevertheless, you calling them Nazis only underlines that you are not worth listening to on this issue either. They are not Nazis. They sound like naive and misguided kids with poor message discipline, but their agenda is not to start another Holocaust. Don’t be ridiculous.

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2024 3:37 pm

Apropos of nothing, two versions of one of my favourite songs, Pablo Picasso.

A fiery, gutsy version from John Cale (and his album version is very fine indeed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFSbLwAy5BQ

But, then there is the hypnotic original by Jonathan Richman (songwriter and producer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFSbLwAy5BQ

Thing is, this song is about what a sleazebag Picasso was. And, they are not mincing their words.

But the rich and famous get away with it -so what else is new?

Great song, though.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2024 3:40 pm

BBC reporting the result in Liz Truss’s seat of South West Norfolk is imminent, and that their sources tell them she has lost, thus it would be a contest between Labour and Reform.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2024 3:40 pm

misguided kids indeed.

Watch the news Monty. One of the “kids” would have been on deck to watch the moon landing.

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