Open Thread – Thurs 11 July 2024


The friends around the table, St. Jacut, Edouard Vuillard, early 1900s

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Digger
Digger
July 11, 2024 12:09 am

Well, time to get into it…

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 11, 2024 12:34 am

Well, here we are. A nice shiny new fred!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2024 12:50 am

Shame if summit should happen to
It

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2024 1:51 am

So when the craven MSM isn’t ghosting the GOAT, they’re cocking a snook with sark.
Novak Djokovic has received a walkover to the Wimbledon semi-finals after Alex de Minaur pulled out of Wednesday’s showdown at the last minute.
Djokovic was set for an incredibly awkward return to Centre Court after publicly slamming the booing British crowd in an angry on-court interview on Monday, calling them out for their disrespect and furiously insisting they ‘can’t touch’ him.
(their underscoring)
We know full well that before Djokovic defied the international Wuhan Flu thought police, any match against him would be couched in “privilege to play my idol” style respect. Now a withdrawal due to injury- bad luck, and a hazard of the profession, and exactly what happened to Djokovic at the French Open a few weeks ago, is a “gift” to the current world #2.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2024 2:00 am

A boo’ing crowd- don’t forget the disgraceful chair ump tolerating the Melbourne crowd boo’ing Medvedev between serves, setting the trendis now apparently normal at the bien-pensant All England. And it makes a reappearance “incredibly awkward” for a bloke with more patience and guts than anyone else I could name.
Ferkin cowards. Nadal enjoys the fellatio of an extended farewell tour, Goolagong Cawley gets trotted out for every car door opening, Federer is busy with photo shoots. The Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time is still playing, and can’t get arrested.
Tho ironically, the ghosting of his legacy is a nod to the blob consensus that he should have been blackballed.

John H.
John H.
July 11, 2024 3:22 am
Beertruk
Beertruk
July 11, 2024 4:44 am

Ooooh…6 in the batting order… 🙂

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2024 4:48 am

Greetings from Arles, France, where we have just been to a bullfight in the old Roman arena.

One of the new type of fights where athletic young men attempt to snatch a string tied to the bull’s horns.

One the bulls actually managed to smash into the side barrier after one of the blokes and somersaulted into the aisle between arena and audience.

Most strange there were no females competing.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 11, 2024 4:57 am

Tim Blair in today’s Tele:

LEAVE ALL OUR NAMES ALONE

COMMENT – TIM BLAIR
11 Jul 2024
 
 “It’s not really renaming,” Dharawal man Gregory Andrews says of the proposed renaming of the Cooks River in Sydney’s south and southwest to Goolay’yari.

“It’s giving back the name that it’s always had.”

On the other hand, though, it definitely isn’t.

At most, it would be giving the waterway a written Anglicised title based on a spoken Indigenous phrase – complete with a Euro-posh mid-word apostrophe, presumably for added indigenousness.

The push to rename the river – currently named for British explorer James Cook – comes from four Sydney councils, Sydney Water and an Aboriginal partnership group including people culturally connected to the river.

Mr Andrews – who held consultations for the proposal and whose own name, by the way, could stand a little non-Anglo renaming – added during a Wednesday chat with the ABC: “It doesn’t detract from James Cook and all of his achievements as a great explorer of his time.”

Except it kind of does. Stripping a person’s name from something isn’t generally considered an honour. Just consider the likes of Alan Bond or Rolf Harris.

“If [Cook] had ‘discovered’ it today, he wouldn’t call it after himself,” Andrews went on, referring to Cooks River. “He probably would ask what it was called.”

Let’s leave aside the former high-level diplomat’s extraordinary ability to read the mind of someone who was killed nearly 250 years ago, and focus instead on the broader push for Indigenous renaming of existing locations.

Fraser Island is now K’gari, and Ayers Rock Uluru; Northern NSW’s Cape Byron became Walgun in March while Orange’s Mt Canobolas is called Gaanha-bula and Ben Boyd National Park has been known as Beowa National Park since 2021.

A proposal to rename part of the Blue Mountains Gulumada was discussed last year.

As a practical matter, this push is as confounding as it is tokenistic. Indigenous Australians overwhelmingly speak English.

Australia isn’t Canada, where there are two recognised languages: horrible semi-English and tortured almost-French, requiring two sets of everything with words.

In Australia, we are mostly united by a shared means of communication. This makes life easier. Mention any place or presence or anything at all, and chances are most of us will immediately know what’s going on.

No subtitles are needed. No translations. Everyone’s on the same page: Indigenous, Anglos and many others.
 
By contrast, replacing established Anglo-sounding place names with Indigenous alternatives invites as much difficulty as would be generated by trading in established Indigenous place names for newlycoined Anglo options.

Nobody wants Dubbo to be renamed Land of Busy Bulldozers. Nobody wants Bondi to be renamed Little New Zealand. Nobody wants Woolloomooloo to be renamed We Can’t Afford to Live Here, as accurate as all of those suggestions may be.

Even an aggressively name-changing nation such as India gave everyone a hand by making sure new names were similar to old ones. Mumbai sounds like Bombay. Kolkata sounds like Calcutta. Chennai sounds nothing like Madras, but you can’t win ’em all.

Our new or proposed names, however, are an absolute lottery. During the AFL’s recent Sir Doug Nicholls round, named after the athlete and lifelong Indigenous advocate, Melbourne was referred to on scoreboards and in reports as Narrm – “the Aboriginal name for Melbourne”.

Fremantle became, for that round, Walyalup. According to the AFL, “‘Ngadlu Yartapuulti’ is the direct translation” of “Port Adelaide”.

Also from the AFL, the Adelaide Crows “received language approvals from the Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi Language Corporation” for the use of “Kuwarna”, meaning “crows”.
Translating the West Coast Eagles presented something of a challenge, but the Perth-based AFL outfit was up to it, devising Waalitj Marawar – or “Eagles of the West”.

Perhaps there are more urgent Indigenous issues than coming up with token titles that’ll be used for one round of Australian Rules football.

At the same time, place names are important. They indicate physical, historical and even psychological locations. They serve both practical and evocative purposes.

Perhaps the life of Sir Doug Nicholls may provide us with a guide. Born in Cummeragunja, NSW, the eventual governor of South Australia died 81 years later in Mooroopna, Victoria.

His entire life working on behalf of Indigenous Australians was bracketed by Indigenous place names. To celebrate Sir Doug and other Aboriginal activists, then, it might be best to find new places to be honoured with Indigenous names rather than renaming existing sites.

The appropriate circumstances are right in front of us.

Sydney, NSW and much of Australia are suffering from a prolonged housing shortage. As that shortage is addressed, we’ll hopefully soon be blessed with a great many new suburbs, towns and even cities.

They’ll all need new names. Leave Cooks River alone as a historical marker, and get Indigenous naming strategies in order for the next Australia.

Think of each one as an opportunity for unity.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 4:59 am

George Clooney in the NY Times:

“We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won’t win the House, and we’re going to lose the Senate. This isn’t only my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator and congress member and governor that I’ve spoken with in private. Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly”.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 5:14 am

Headline at Daily Mail article.

George Clooney calls on Joe Biden to STEP DOWN from the 2024 presidential race and rips his brutal debate performance

KevinM
KevinM
July 11, 2024 5:44 am

Is there anything new under the sun?

————————–

In 132 AD, the brilliant Chinese polymath Zhang Heng crafted an extraordinary device that captivated the ancient world with its enigmatic precision.

This seismoscope, an elegantly designed bronze vessel adorned with eight dragon heads, held a secret within its form. Each dragon clutched a bronze ball, poised above the open mouth of a waiting frog.

Initially met with skepticism and doubt, Zhang Heng’s invention faced ridicule from those who couldn’t fathom its capabilities.

However, the turning point came when the seismoscope detected an earthquake, and a ball dropped from one of the dragons, pointing west.

Despite no immediate tremors felt locally, a few days later, messengers arrived with news of an earthquake in the west, proving Zhang Heng’s invention accurate and silencing his critics.

When the earth trembled, an unseen mechanism within the vessel was stirred, prompting one of the dragons to release its ball into the corresponding frog’s mouth.

This act revealed the direction of the distant upheaval, guiding aid to where it was needed most. Zhang Heng’s invention, a blend of artistry and engineering, stood as a marvel of ancient ingenuity, its true workings a testament to the profound understanding of natural forces.

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Min
Min
July 11, 2024 6:23 am

Johannes Leak brilliant last night at IPA’s Laugh this is serious where he .discussed with Fred Pawle the ideas behind his cartoons He has Elbow at Rock Bottom from the Voice Leak is so clever with the words as well as the pictures . Video made so will be on their website soon
Watch for the lettuce bit that’s me

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 6:31 am

Gee whiz, I’m now onto a third clip from this channel and some crashes are the worst I’ve ever seen.

The clip titles are not click bait. Just keep in mind, some vision is downright shocking to the core.

You can be the most responsible driver and it can count for little due to the actions of others.

—-

Rockyphonky69:

Brutal and ‘Fatal’ Car Crashes #10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zCvzpmCCrk

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 6:34 am

Tom’s Toons are MIA. I hope all is well with him and his pesky computer.

Faustus, for what it’s worth, I posted my views on your comment about the JW apprentice back on the dead thread.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2024 6:39 am

Get in here Tom and explain yourself.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 6:40 am

In one of the most unlikely developments in the whole crumbling Biden health edifice, it looks as if it’s George Clooney who’s the little boy shouting out that the king has no clothes.

Every world leader, staffer, media presenter and Dem satellite has known for years about the old fraud’s decline. Every. Single. One.

Including our own PM, our US ambassador and FM.

And no one said a word. They all went along, and even promoted the lie.

They all deserve to burn.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 6:43 am

Linky here.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jul/10/george-clooney-biden-step-down

It’s the Guardian, so possibly all lies, but it appears in other unlinkable articles also.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 7:13 am

And no one said a word. They all went along, and even promoted the lie.

Yep. This is the time we live in. We’re told not to believe our eyes, in fact we’re commanded, ordered and bullied to not believe our eyes.

I am in a female only bathroom and a ‘person’ walks in, who I both see and sense is male, that person is dressed in female attire then that person undresses and I see a swinging penis. I flee in horror and complain to the authorities. But apparently that person is not a male, that person is a female. I am the guilty party for not wanting that person, a biological male pervert, in female only spaces.

Two years ago a woman in a hospital in Britain was raped whilst lying in a hospital bed in a supposedly woman only ward. She was held down and raped by an erect penis, that penis belonged to a person in a bed near her. When she complained she was told that such an event was impossible, as there were no ‘males’ in the ward. it took months before the hospital finally admitted that there was a transgender female, or as I prefer to call him, a male sex predator/pervert, in the hospital ward.

This era will be defined as a time of lies, lies and lies.

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Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 7:15 am

Methinks the Demonrats and their celebrity supporters, like Mr Clooney, are panicking

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
July 11, 2024 7:20 am

When you’ve lost George Clooney …
”Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly”.
Even the pronouns are true.

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Zatara
Zatara
July 11, 2024 7:24 am
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Pogria
Pogria
July 11, 2024 7:32 am

Clooney panicking is correct.
He and Julia Roberts held a star studded fundraiser for the pervy pensioner only a few weeks back. Clooney was raving about how great Biden was.
bwahahahahaha.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 7:37 am

I see Clooney has had a smarmy bet each way also.

Apparently Joe was okay in 2020. Bull. But Covid came in very handy to keep him from the public gaze and carefully curate any interactions. The media was on board entirely, braying full throatedly about his talents and shrieking down anyone who questioned his fitness to govern.

And then we had the clown moppets at the lectern crying “cheap fakes” when actual vision is broadcast showing his physical decline.

And now, an ironic Clooneyism…a Perfect Storm of mental breakdowns, physical markers, verbal nonsense. No one can hide it. It isn’t possible to suppress it, like the laptop, the paper trails, the cheating. It’s there, out and still proud.

Meanwhile, the US holds political prisoners from a bogus “Insurrection”. Forget the Dem sponsored Antifa riots, the Floyd hoax, the Afghanistan debacle.

But…but…but…Trump!

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 11, 2024 7:41 am

They all deserve to burn.

SloJo has to stay on the ticket.
They can’t be allowed to dodge the bloodbath, electoral or otherwise, they deserve.

132andBush
132andBush
July 11, 2024 7:42 am

Methinks the Demonrats and their celebrity supporters, like Mr Clooney, are panicking

I’d include monty in there.

Australia’s biggest clown deserves to be recognised.

Zippster
Zippster
July 11, 2024 7:45 am
calli
calli
July 11, 2024 7:48 am

Lotocoti, I’m not hopeful of an electoral “bloodbath”.

The operatives are all still in place to repeat 2020. Plus a few more. Desperation will make them vicious, unyielding, blatant. This is life and death for them, being completely won over to a wickedness that they see as good.

Things do not bode well for the US. We have decided to cancel our proposed holiday there next year. I do not want to get caught up in it, I’ve experienced enough riots and urban unrest and I refuse to pay for the privilege.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 7:49 am

Clooney had to hark back to the Joe of 2010.
And of course he’s declining progressively.
That’s what aging is.
Being an old man though Biden will be the quintessential stubborn old man whilo refuses to admit he is way past it.
He hope he says no to Clooney’s request.
(Of course the Guardian had a bob each way by implying Clooney was motivated by Biden calling the Netanyahu warrant outrageous)

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 7:52 am

If there is unrest it will be in democrat cities like LA, Seattle and Chicago.

I’d like to go Midwest but the dollar still deters me.

Zatara
Zatara
July 11, 2024 8:04 am

Hail to the Chick: Dirty Jill Is at it Again

All rise, and please honor The First Lady of the United States of America, DOCTOR Jill Biden! 

You may genuflect, bow, curtsy, or kneel in proper homage to the woman who holds no office but is married to the president of the United States of America.

She is a person for whom you did not vote but to whom you must pay homage, respect, and, indeed, worship because she married Joey from Scranton. And, it must be added, she now runs the country alongside her crackhead stepson.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 8:14 am

I think it’s a bit simplistic to focus all the blame on Mrs Prez.

This is not a one woman dynasty. The two of them are convenient figureheads for a party, not the Marcoses or Ceausescus. So far it has been expedient to have them front and centre, and it has appealed to her warped sense of pride.

Events have now caught up with them. That doesn’t mean that recalcitrance will get them anywhere once the party withdraws support (which it still can do). But they’ve left it way too late.

damon
damon
July 11, 2024 8:20 am

Thhere are plenty of clips on Youtube of Biden behaving inappropriately with little girls. In what was once Australia, he would have been taken out behind the barn and sorted out.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 8:22 am

Time for the Democrats to call in a real President. Previous experience and liked by the public. Able to follow a script.

Bring Martin Sheen back to the White House !

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 8:25 am

Peter Van O has good article in Daily Mail about the PM pretty much abandoning his electorate office due to pro Palestinian protesters. Does not have the guts to get them removed.
As big a sign of weakness you will see.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 8:26 am

I’d include monty in there.
Australia’s biggest clown deserves to be recognised.

Well…yes. Oh and note how the pervert apologist came on here two nights ago and blatantly lied about Farage not turning up to Westminster? Called out for his lie, does the pervert apologist apologise? No, nup, he just doubles down. You see, they’re unapologetic about their lying, so we must be unapologetic about exposing them and smacking them down. Turning the other cheek to them, ignoring them, being polite to them no longer ‘cuts’. It’s time to be ruthless.

I note overnight the normally very civil and polite Jacob Rees-Mogg smacked down that vile Macbethian skank, Emily Maitlis. That’s how you do it. Like the alien in Alien, the left have become empowered by feeding off our decency and good manners.

No more.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 8:27 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
July 11, 2024 8:28 am

Meanwhile, in the formerly united Kingdom, Waah!
Labour appeaser is outraged he lost to the very people
those racist Reform Gammons were warning about.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 8:32 am

A perfesser of Business Analytics at the University of Sydney has managed to write a whole article at The Conversation on the decline of real wages in Australia without once mentioning productivity.

He is also a member of the National Tertiary Education Union and an advocate for the NSW Teachers Federation.

One wonders what his students are learning.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 8:41 am

Let’s stop pretending Payman defection is unremarkable

Greg Craven, The Australian 10 July, 2024

Some of the best descriptions of individual human characters come from the animal kingdom. I am brave as a lion. You are obedient as a dog. He is treacherous as a snake. So in the defection of senator Fatima Payman from the Labor Party, it is amazing one of the great Australian animal tropes has been so sparingly used. In the ancient dialect of Labor, Payman is “a rat”.

A rat is someone who pledges themselves to Labor, then betrays it. The worst sort of rat is someone who not only pledges themselves but also sucks a benefit from the party – like a well-paid, influential seat in the Senate.

Sadly, there have been plenty of rats in Labor history.

The worst was William Morris Hughes, who as prime minister in 1916 destroyed his own Labor government to head a new polyglot cabinet. There still are people who know him only as “Hughes the Rat”. But there have been others.

Jack Lang, rogue NSW Labor premier – and boyhood hero of Paul Keating – quit the party to set up his own splinter “Lang Labor”. It wandered like a walking ghost for years.

Neither of these renegades was ever forgiven, and swarms of lesser rats have been demonised for the rest of their lives.

Which is why it is puzzling Payman is receiving more plaudits than Molotov cocktails from many of her erstwhile colleagues.

She is “brave”, “honest” and an “activist”. She stands up for her beliefs. She is on the right side of history in bravely demanding a Palestinian state. And presumably the destruction of Israel, given that she uses that aquatic metaphor, that Palestine should run “from the river to the sea”.

Parts of Young Labor lionise her and demand she address the party faithful. They even rant that the historic Labor “plank” – that its members of parliament are bound to vote according to the decisions of caucus – be chopped up for environmentally friendly firewood.

How all this sits with generations of Labor history and culture is anyone’s guess.

Can you imagine what would have happened to any Labor member who had dared to vote against a darling cause of the Left, such as the Indigenous voice? Their future would have been proverbially short, brutish and nasty.

Perhaps remarkably, Payman is one of those political micro-rodents that occupy a tiny evolutionary niche. She has no policy platform. Indeed, she has no policies at all. She has nothing to say about the cost of living, domestic violence or the rise of China.

Her entire political payload is a single proposition on a single aspect of foreign policy. There should be a two-state solution that recognises a Palestinian state, and presumably Israel as a footnote. Although once the land between the river and the sea has been occupied by the new Palestinian regime, it is hard to see where Israel would fit.

Perhaps there is a convenient offshore island. Naturally, this program is about liberation, not anti-Semitism.

It is indisputable that the base of Payman’s position is a mix of religion and quasi-ethnic commitment. As a Muslim in solidarity with other Muslims, especially those in Palestine, she sincerely believes in a Palestinian state. Fine, however practically implausible that proposition may be.

But to base an entire political persona, let alone a potential movement, on a single demand geographically extraneous to the Australian commonwealth gives a new meaning to micro party. This is the amoeba of micro politics.

All of which has given rise to an apologist Fitzroy terrace industry in trying to discover other parties in Australian politics that were religiously (and perhaps a little ethnically) based.

It has been a mighty struggle to provide Payman with cover, but the seers of the Left naturally have landed on one of the great historic bugbears – the Democratic Labor Party.

The DLP did indeed split from Labor in 1955. Its core certainly was dominated by Catholics, typically of Irish origin, though its ideological leader – BA Santamaria – was a Brunswick Italian.

That is where any similarity to Payman’s movement of Australian Muslim politics ends. The DLP actually was a party, not a complaint.

At heart, the DLP was not about being Catholic, Irish or Calathumpian. It was about politics, not religion. The overwhelming cause of the DLP was the defeat of world communism, not advancing the interests of any particular religious or ethnic group.

The party was formed when communism was a genuine threat to world democracy. The DLP was one small antipodean part of the international opposition to totalitarianism that ultimately triumphed in the 1990s.

As an anti-communist party devoted to free democracy and an anthropology of individual human value, the DLP had a range of policies as sophisticated as that of any other party. As well as foreign policy, there was a compendium of social and economic positions.

In fact, a comparison of the Labor and DLP policies during the 1950s would leave you wondering just which group was more serious about social justice.

Critically, the DLP did not appeal only to particular ethnic or religious groups. There were plenty of vile English Protestants who voted DLP, particularly in the Senate, where it was widely trusted to hold the balance of power.

Famously, even Robert Menzies claimed that, disappointed with the Liberal Party he had founded, he voted DLP in his final years.

The truth is that there is no precedent for the Payman phenomenon. She represents a new fracturing of Australian politics along ethno-religious lines. She is a harbinger of danger and conflict.

The irony is that the Left-lauded Payman is the soft face of one of the most reactionary forces in Australian and international politics. Her real importance is as a minimiser of kidnapping, torture, rape and murder by horrific Hamas gangsters. Her river and sea rhetoric marks her as someone committed to the elimination of Israel.

Where is the DLP when you need it?

Rabz
July 11, 2024 8:42 am

One wonders what his students are learning.

How to become an economist who’s wrong about everything, all the time.

Barry
Barry
July 11, 2024 8:44 am

Places and landmarks typically get renamed after an invasion or a coup d’etat.

I don’t remember one, so why all the renamings?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 8:46 am

Had a good laugh at Rosie’s link to Trumble’s rant about Nucalear Power on X-Twitter, complete with the “Readers have added context” amendment.
Man, that’s gotta sting!
Before Musk he could block at will, have his comments promoted in feeds because special blue bird status and ring the Twatter Asia-Pacific content commissars to have little people banned on a whim.
Now he has to suffer the little people trampling all over His Pronouncements with pesky facts.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2024 8:49 am

Had an uncomfortable chat with a mate- in his defence he’s on Dry July- about how awful, nasty, disgusting a human being Trump was, but it was madness and cruelty to persist with Dementia Joe on the ticket. So, he has no exposure to Trump the man- hasn’t read his famous books, never saw his famous TV show, never clocked a livestream of one of his mega rallies. Shakes his head in incredulity at his massive popular vote in 2016 and 2020. All he knows is what the Blob Media has instructed him upon.
But now he’s flabbergasted that Biden has finally been exposed, because he literally could not hide in his basement during the debate. He of course doesn’t know sh*t about Biden’s slurping over girls, his business greed, his temper, his fully cognisant nastiness and duplicity. Maybe he doesn’t want to know. So I try to distill it into something brief, just to make a point that the Trump haters are useful idiots and/or frogs in the pot-
“Everything you think you know about Trump, you know from the media, and that media is a united front and a single desk.
That same behemoth media has taught you all you think you know about Biden, but just now the ABC-NBC-BBC keyhole couldn’t look away from his mental decline.
You’re going to be really shocked when they can’t hide the druggie son, the rejected granddaughter, the corruption, the incompetence, the incontinence, the abuse, the plagiarism, the lies, the cover-ups and the decades of drooling over prepubescent girls any more.”

shatterzzz
July 11, 2024 8:49 am

An old man gets on a bus but there are no seats available so he stands and leans on his walking stick.
The bus brakes and he slips.
A young lady says, “Hey, if you had a rubber on the end of your stick that wouldn’t have happened”
The old man replies, “If your dad had taken that same advice I’d have a f**k’n seat!”

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2024 8:50 am

Dover my early morning spray is awaiting approval- is it because I typed in Wuh*n?

Rabz
July 11, 2024 8:50 am

Now he has to suffer the little people trampling all over His Pronouncements with pesky facts.

There’s never a three eyed koala around when you need one.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 8:50 am

Places and landmarks typically get renamed after an invasion or a coup d’etat. I don’t remember one, so why all the renamings?

It’s called appeasement, Barry.

Rest assured, the Muslim brethren are taking note.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2024 8:58 am

Grassroots candidates backed by Muslim Votes will appeal to young voters who don’t share their parents’ ‘brand loyalty’ to LaborSenior Labor figures are confident the party can see off any challenges mounted by pro-Palestine independent candidates, despite a warning young Australian Muslim voters with no ‘brand loyalty’ to the party are poised to prove them wrong.

From the Hun.

duncanm
duncanm
July 11, 2024 8:59 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 8:59 am

I note overnight the normally very civil and polite Jacob Rees-Mogg smacked down that vile Macbethian skank, Emily Maitlis. That’s how you do it.

Speaking of such things…

Pauline Hanson tells local council official to ‘get lost’ after they called police to stop her filming Sky News Australia interview (10 Jul)

“So a staffer came from the council and told me that I can’t film here next to Mary Poppins, because she’s a-political, and told me I shouldn’t be here.  

“I told them ‘get lost, I’m doing the interview here’. They said ‘we’re going to ring the police’… (and) they’ve gone away to ring them. …

The One Nation leader said this was the second time someone had threatened to call the police on her in Maryborough, claiming the town was “run by a bunch of bullies who don’t want to see One Nation here”.

“I’m sick and tired of these people. This is the second time today,” the Senator said, explaining what had occurred when she visited the site of an old TAFE.

Good stuff lady, telling Labor council karens to nick off is a fine thing indeed! From what I can tell Qld plod had better sense than acceding to the karens’ callout. Which is a pity because the footage would have been all over the nightly news.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 11, 2024 9:00 am

Bring Martin Sheen back to the White House !

The show lost something when Sorkin got off the nose candy.

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2024 9:08 am

Come on you two. Cheer up.

I’ve been living with the realisation that it was going this way for well over a decade and a half. And you don’t see me sooking.

That’s Arky on the Old Thread telling me and Delta not to sook over the way things are politically right now in Oz and worldwide. I said I was depressed by it and Delta agreed she was too. A good sleep on the cloudforms of Mt. Everest helps, Arky (that’s my new mattress, another current and thankfully apolitical source of dismay), and thanks for the gee up towards resistance, but I am still feeling dismayed about the ascendant forces in the world that line up against reason. And it’s not a new realisation, for like you, Arky, I’d seen it all in universities twenty or more years ago when I retired to get away from it – and now it has followed me into every part of life. There’s no escape. It has such a Soviet feel to it.

I guess this is just me sensing the polarisation that exists, for the lefties feel it too, as we see from their various derangement syndromes, especially re Trump. Hairy hugs me and says Trump will triumph and the tide will turn.

Realistically, I think we have to gear up for a long period of disappointment as Trump is a man not a god, though if he wins my mood would substantially improve. If he doesn’t win, that’s when we will really need resilience. It took years to defeat communism in the past and that fight is still on.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 11, 2024 9:37 am

As always, Hollywood A-listers show us the way:

Clooney is one of the relatively small group of people who can speak first-hand about a recent personal interaction with Biden. 

And why didn’t he speak out at the time? Why did he wait until after Biden’s catastrophic yet entirely predictable debate to have this Come to Jesus moment? No one with more than two brain cells to rub together would give this person’s opinion the slightest credence.

And as a lifelong Democrat who “loves” Biden, he argues the party is “so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we’ve opted to ignore every warning sign”.

As Clooney did until the herd moved in this direction. He is even singing from the same hymn sheet as the rest of the Democrat insurgents, professing his “love” for Biden. Please. No one loves Biden. He has never been that kind of politician – he has never attracted such affection from the Democrat base. Bill Clinton and Obama, absolutely. Biden, never.

From Clooney’s letter:

Was he tired? Yes. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn’t see what we just saw. 

We’re all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we’ve opted to ignore every warning sign. 

The George Stephanopoulos interview only reinforced what we saw the week before. 

As Democrats, we collectively hold our breath or turn down the volume whenever we see the president, whom we respect, walk off Air Force One or walk back to a mic to answer an unscripted question.

Is it fair to point these things out? It has to be. This is about age. Nothing more. But also nothing that can be reversed. 

This guy could have spoken out when he first knew that Biden wasn’t capable of carrying out the duties of the office, but he didn’t. It is obvious why – everyone knows the executive branch will continue to function even if the President is a sack of potatoes. And if it was a sack of potatoes and not Trump, he (and all of these other Dems) would be absolutely fine with that.

Clooney only now speaks out because Biden’s senility can’t be hidden any longer and this likely means Trump gets a second term, because the voters won’t accept a sack of potatoes as their President. He also has the protection of the herd – coward. He was actually complicit in the effort to hide Biden’s senility from the wider public, so f*** him.

Fact is that Biden ain’t going anywhere. He is a stubborn old bastard and his condition will make him more stubborn. He has won his party’s nomination and he’s locked in. Despite the noisy few, Biden still can count on many congressional allies whose re-election prospects he can make very difficult if he chooses to.

The Dems rolled the dice on the rate of Biden’s cognitive decline; that it wouldn’t be apparent until after he was safely re-elected. A foolish bet, given he was obviously impaired in 2020 and these things go downhill quickly. But they are stuck with their dud bet, and with Biden. No amount of celebrity whining is going to change that.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 9:39 am

…and now it has followed me into every part of life. There’s no escape. It has such a Soviet feel to it.

The infiltration and control of civil society was always a Communist goal.

This is actually where the struggle against prog-leftism is paramount and where ordinary citizens can make a real difference.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 9:56 am

calli
 July 11, 2024 8:14 am

I think it’s a bit simplistic to focus all the blame on Mrs Prez.

Maybe not all the blame.
But how much of the blame do you think she and her crack-head step-son bear?
80%?
93.1%?
If those two weren’t on the scene, do you think Dementia Joe would have got a sniff (deliberate) of the nomination this time around?
He has a 40 year accumulation of dirt files which she is now custodian of, and is not afraid to deploy.
She has to be a total narcissist to put him through the humiliation of having his mental decline on public display so she can hang on to the trappings of office.
There was a publicity shot published recently of her poring over several weighty folders with the caption “preparing for the G8 summit”.
Who the fck does she think she is?

Crossie
Crossie
July 11, 2024 10:02 am

Sydney, NSW and much of Australia are suffering from a prolonged housing shortage. As that shortage is addressed, we’ll hopefully soon be blessed with a great many new suburbs, towns and even cities. 

They’ll all need new names.

This is from Tim Blair’s column. The point is not renaming for the sake of history or honouring indigenous locations. This whole thing is an expression of rage at losing the voice referendum so badly they need it to shove it up our faces. This is an expression of power, see we can do it and there is nothing you can do about it.

Eventually there will be a backlash, then we will have fun rediscovering the real history and restoring it to the people.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 10:02 am

People ask what hold the Bidens have over people which prevents them from stating the obvious about Dementia Joe.
Would it be a stretch to speculate as to whether they might be in possession of at least some of Jeffrey Epstein’s trove of blackmail material?

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 10:06 am

Maybe not all the blame.

But how much of the blame do you think she and her crack-head step-son bear? 80%? 93.1%?

Biden confidants are on record saying he doesn’t make any important decisions as POTUS without consulting her.

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Arky
July 11, 2024 10:09 am

As bad as Biden looks on the Teev, I imagine in real life it would be shockingly worse.
I have been around one or two older rock stars who on screen look great. Make up and various tricks and the lens work a certain magic. In person they look weird, surgically altered and alien.
in reality Biden is that guy in the nursing home that staff are just waiting to die so they can clean up his bed for someone else.

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2024 10:16 am

At the same time, place names are important. They indicate physical, historical and even psychological locations. They serve both practical and evocative purposes.

Tim Blair can put a complete thesis into one sentence so concisely.

What he says about placenames in his article above rings very true; changing the name of the Cook River to appease current activist aboriginal sentiments is doing a disservice to the nation. There are other ways to introduce new names, as he suggests, rather than the wholesale renaming we see currently. Leave the names to stand. Plenty of them are already aboriginal. That alone has an historical significance that would be diminished by simply overlaying them with virtue-signalling aboriginal names on established settler ones.

Rabz
July 11, 2024 10:24 am

As always, Hollyweird A-listers show us the way …

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Tom
Tom
July 11, 2024 10:24 am

Many apologies for the non-appearance of ‘toons at 0400. My (2015) iPhone7 battery died yesterday and I had to wait for my local iPhone Guy to open this morning to get a new one.

Thanks to duncanm for posting today’s John Spooner.

Normal service resumes tomorrow.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 10:29 am

As bad as Biden looks on the Teev, I imagine in real life it would be shockingly worse.

C’mon Arky he’s totally fine! Sharp as a razor. He’d even beat Trump at golf, but he doesn’t have time for a game apparently.

Joe Biden’s Cognitive Issues Are Destined for the Memory Hole (11 Jul)

If it becomes clear Joe won’t go, the party and its propaganda outlets will quickly pivot. Discussions of his physical and mental capacities will be shoved down the memory hole. His continuing gaffes and incoherence will be largely ignored, cast as boring facts that are already “baked in the cake”: Voters know about his limits so what’s the point of harping on them?

The Last 3 Weeks of the News Cycle Just Became Misinformation (Daniel Greenfield, 10 Jul)

So here we are. The media just spent three weeks tearing down their own candidate.

Now that Biden isn’t resigning, what happens to all the ‘Biden is Senile’ stories? There’s gonna be a lot of deleting to do in the media. But beyond that there’s only one thing to do.

Next week the last three weeks will be declared “misinformation” or “disinformation” or “information we don’t like” and the media will go back to telling us that Joe Biden is incredibly sharp and can speak Mandarin fluently.

Surely you believe the MSM? They would never lie, never. It’s unthinkable.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 10:32 am

Roger
 July 11, 2024 10:06 am

Maybe not all the blame.

But how much of the blame do you think she and her crack-head step-son bear? 80%? 93.1%?

Biden confidants are on record saying he doesn’t make any important decisions as POTUS without consulting her.

Someone who commissions their own “walk on” theme fanfare from the Military Band might just be getting a bit ahead of themselves.
The more rabid Dimocrats are wailing about Trump making himself President for life if he is elected.
I think Doctor Jill is a far higher risk of pulling some “Democracy saving” stunt like that than Trump ever is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 10:38 am

From Facebook.
“It doesn’t matter what George Clooney says. We’ll know Hollywood is serious when they send Alec Baldwin to the White House.”

Rabz
July 11, 2024 10:41 am

Who the fck does she think she is, Eleanor Roosevelt?

shatterzzz
July 11, 2024 10:42 am

At the same time, place names are important. They indicate physical, historical and even psychological locations. They serve both practical and evocative purposes.

If only those folks who did the original naming had inserted apostrophies we wouldn’t be having this problem now ……. duuuuuuuuh!

Morsie
Morsie
July 11, 2024 10:43 am

Talk about the swamp, George Soros’ so engaged to Huma Abedin former bestie of Hilary Clinton and daughter of a Muslim extremist.
You couldnt make this stuff up.

shatterzzz
July 11, 2024 10:46 am

Dear, dear..! I read stories like this and despair (as a “houso”) at the naivity of ‘white” folk when dealing with gummint depts. especially, Housing ..! Folk don’t seem to realise that “Houso”, regardless of state, views “honesty” as a sign of weakness ( the come-in-spinner variety) ..
This sort of thing would never happen to an ethnic cos they understand the, unwritten, “rules” .. never, ever, voluntarily supply current updates unless all other options have exhausted ..
What this family should have dun was behave as tho nuttin’ was amiss by either paying her rent, as usual & dropping by once or twice a week to switch lights on/off and put the bin(s) out or move a rellie in whilst mum was in hospital ….. until a death certificate or notification she would be permanently domiciled in a nursing home she would have retained the tenancy .. Go to prison for 3 months and your still classed as the tenant (and on reduced rent .. LOL!) .. FFS!
It’s an unfortunate fact but honesty and, certain, gummint depts should never be mixed …
 
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-07-11/irene-dornan-aneurysm-recovery-social-housing-waitlist/104081364
 

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 11, 2024 10:49 am

Delta A
 July 10, 2024 8:45 pm

Under Learn Something New heading:

Trypophobia refers to disgust or fear of a pattern of holes. Seeing clusters of holes in foods, flowers and everyday items like sponges can trigger feelings of revulsion. Trypophobia is gaining recognition as an anxiety problem that can affect quality of life.

What next?

Delta A:
The next will be the fear of the perimeters of the holes forming a pattern that arouses anxiety in the sufferer.
A bit like the Aboriginal ‘space between the bright bits’ view of astronomy.

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 11, 2024 10:53 am

Faustus, for what it’s worth, I posted my views on your comment about the JW apprentice back on the dead thread.

Worth quite a bit, Calli – it’s broadly where I landed many years ago.

A couple of years after the accident I scored a scholarship and went to university to study earth sciences and engineering.

I suppose I was already an angry atheist – and my newfound learning steered me towards Dawkins-style contempt for the feeble-minded who believed in a god watchmaker, or puppeteer.

Luckily, I had as a tutor a Hungarian Jesuit who specialised in geophysics and rock mechanics and supervised my study in these discipline areas.

This good man pointed me away from my smug and arrogant belief that I somehow knew the unknowable, helped me discover wonder at the beautiful complexity of the natural universe, and to accept that intelligent, rational people can have a faith in God which doesn’t require any further explanation.

I still don’t have personal faith myself, nor ‘the answers’, and I certainly don’t expect custom designed personal miracles based on religious performance. But I make up for that loss by appreciating all the natural miracles around me.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 11:01 am

Spectacular own-goal of the day award goes to CNN.

CNN: Researchers find ‘a new way to make lab-grown meat taste like the real deal’ – ‘It may look like pink Jello but scientists hope this new invention could revolutionize meat’ (10 Jul)

I had to go to CNN to check…yes this IS the photo they included in the story. Maybe they’re trying to compete with the Babylon Bee.

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2024 11:03 am

BoN, misinformation, disinformation are LIES. Information we don’t like is the TRUTH. Sorry for shouting.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 11:04 am

From The Oz….

Chuck Schumer, majority leader in the US Senate and the most powerful Democrat on Capitol Hill, has privately indicated to party donors he’s open to a presidential ticket not led by Joe Biden.

The rats are fleeing the sinking ship, and there’s no greater rat than old Chucky Schumer.

Oh well, the clothes are now well and truly falling away from old Joe, he’s down to his underpants.

LOL.

shatterzzz
July 11, 2024 11:11 am

Never get tired of ordinary folk & kids singing the US national anthem with enthusiasm ..
https://youtu.be/QKCVS57j284?list=TLGGTBB1O-j-PTUxMTA3MjAyNA

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 11:15 am

But I make up for that loss by appreciating all the natural miracles around me.

The argument from design has made quite a comeback in recent decades as we’ve discovered more about the complexity of the created order.

Tom
Tom
July 11, 2024 11:21 am

The rats are fleeing the sinking ship…

Vivek Ramaswamy points out the faceless men running the White House benefit most if they leave the Biden swap-out as late as possible to avoid scrutiny of their new puppet.
?

Gutho
Gutho
July 11, 2024 11:30 am

Why not Doctor Jill ?

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2024 11:32 am

Why not Doctor Jill ?

It’s not as if she hasn’t had experience in high political office.

[lol]

Bruce in WA
July 11, 2024 11:33 am

“They” really do want to micro-control us and suck every last gram of pleasure out of our lives, don’t they? (Sorry for the word wall, but I couldn’t think of any way to meaningfully précis this.)

The foods experts want you to avoid

#1. Processed meat

While your local butcher likely stocks meat that supports the ‘farm to table’ mindset, with the current financial strain placed on most households, buying fresh and frozen meat products from a big chain supermarket has become the go-to avenue. 

But given the multiple additives and preparation processes used to produce products that a) have a longer shelf life, and b) can be produced in bulk, processed meats are seldom recommended by experts for our health. 

In fact, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer went as far as to classify processed meats as ‘carcinogenic to humans’ in 2015, adding there is “sufficient evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes (really, a direct causal link?) colorectal cancer.”

So what exactly are processed meats? The umbrella term refers to anything from the packet of sliced ham in your fridge to the obligatory hot dog you enjoy after surviving an IKEA lap. Essentially, any meats that have been salted, cured, fermented, smoked or prepared to enhance flavour or improve preservation are to be consumed in moderation, according to experts. 

As a general rule, the American Heart Association recommends limiting processed meat to 100 grams per week, or two servings. Of course, experts also recommend substituting your favourite processed meats with fresh chicken, fish and legumes. 

“The increase in risk of cancer with processed meat is quite modest,” says Dr Duane Mellor, a British Dietetic Association spokesperson. “The risk quoted at 18 per cent for every 50 grams extra of bacon or sausages sounds large, but per 1,000 people it might represent an extra two cases of colon cancer in those eating processed red meat.”

#2. Alcohol

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increased alcohol consumption has been directly linked to an increased risk of esophageal, colon and rectum, liver, breast, mouth and throat cancer. 

And while your wine with dinner may feel like it’s a saving grace after a long day in the office or ferrying around small children, experts say the perceived ‘benefits’ of drinking are purely psychological. 

“When it comes to alcohol, there are no health benefits to drinking,” says nutritionist Matthew Lambert, the health information and promotion manager at the World Cancer Research Fund. 

“As even small amounts of alcohol can increase cancer risk, we recommend not drinking any alcohol. For some cancer types, alcohol is particularly harmful if you also smoke,” he adds. Theoretically, if it’s an action or behaviour that is entirely banned during pregnancy for the sake of a growing foetus’ health, it probably isn’t doing adults any favour either. 

The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (an American organisation) recommends women limit their alcohol consumption to one drink a day, and men no more than two. By comparison, Australia’s guidelines suggest no more than 10 standard drinks per week for both men and women. 

#3. Red meat

Alongside the 2015 recommendation to avoid processed meats, the International Agency for Research on Cancer also declared red meat is also likely carcinogenic to humans in the long term. That’s anything from beef, veal, pork to lamb, mutton and goat. 

“The strongest, but still limited, evidence for an association with eating red meat is for colorectal cancer. There is also evidence of links with pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer,” IARC researchers shared at the time. 

While red meat has long been recommended as a stable (sic) in our diets given its ability to be a great source of iron, Lambert explains that alongside its beneficial properties, red meat also contains heme iron, a compound that can potentially facilitate the production of carcinogenic chemicals.

“Heme, which contains iron and gives red meat its colour,” Lambert says, “can trigger the formation of cancer-causing compounds which have been shown to damage the lining of the bowel, which may then increase bowel cancer risk.”

Given the associated risk, experts recommend limiting red meat consumption to three portions per week, or roughly 350 grams to 500 grams.

#4. Sugary or fried food

Obesity – the chronic health condition most linked with a diet of sugary and fried foods – has been associated with a high risk of developing 13 types of cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“We advise that people eat less overly processed, high in saturated fat, sugar and salt food. This includes food like cakes, biscuits, pastries, sugar-sweetened drinks and fast food like pizza and burgers,” says Lambert.

“While there is no evidence that confectionary (sic) can directly cause cancer, as small amounts can contain a lot of calories and can be easy to overconsume, they can lead to weight gain over time,” he adds.

The foods you should be consuming

As well as avoiding the above four foods, experts promote the consumption of whole grains, vegetables, fruit and beans to lower your risk of cancer. 

“People should aim to eat more nutrient-rich food by eating at least five portions of different fruit and vegetables each day, choosing whole-grain versions of food, [legumes] like beans and lentils, and unsalted nuts and seeds,” says Lambert.

“These types of food are higher in nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fibre – which, among other things, is important in lowering the risk of bowel cancer,” Lambert adds.

Whole grains have also been linked to weight loss in a previous study, so, sounds like a win-win to us.

cohenite
July 11, 2024 11:36 am

Good comments about that ponce clooney and his support for the perverted corpse.

There are a couple of issues. Firstly whether biden will be replaced, who by and when since the timing of the switch will be as crucial as who; and secondly what election corruption the demorats will get into. MTG notes this:

The Far-Left Wisconsin Supreme Court has OVERTURNED the state’s ban on BALLOT HARVESTING and drop boxes. We saw what these “drop boxes” led to in 2020… Leftist activists harvesting multiple, dozens, hundreds of ballots and dropping them into these boxes with no security, no control, and no oversight.

The result? That sudden 3am “bump” for Joe Biden and Leftist candidates all across America.

We know the illegals will be given carte blanche to vote and generally election fraud will be rife.

After what has happened in the UK and particularly France this US election is crucial. Lefties will do anything to stop conservatives coming to power. Le Penn is now being investigated for whatever crimes they can make up about her and she does not have the resources of Trump so she will be in trouble.

For the sake of the world Trump has to win.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 11:36 am

Rabz
 July 11, 2024 10:41 am

Who the fck does she think she is, Eleanor Roosevelt?

Yes, Doctor Jill wasn’t the first and no doubt won’t be the last.
However, since Jackie Kennedy the role had sort of settled into things like patronage of charities and various cultural and social causes on a fairly non-controversial bipartisan basis.
Yes, I know that Michael Obama’s foray into school lunches was seen as a guerilla campaign on behalf of Big Broccoli, but even that was well intentioned and not particularly controversial.
Not quite the same as Doktor Jill telling Joe how many billions he should tip into Zelensky’s pockets.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 11:57 am

Funny that the debate popped up here the other day about “processed foods”.
Last night I watched the first episode of the Maggie Beer show on ABC where she fixes up Aged Care.
Of course, she zeroes in on the kitchen and the amount of processed (i.e. pre-prepared) foods.
She points out to the CEO the number of items of “processed” foods they buy in, as prima facie evidence of evil, and keeps beating the drum about making things from scratch.
Everything from custard mix to cake mix to instant porridge.
Not once does she do a comparison of the nutritional value of the “processed” item vs that of individual ingredients mixed on site.
She then makes the board and executive sit down to a comparison between the house cottage pie and her own concoction (which she ensures is brought out on a tray straight from the oven as against dishing up 150 servings and getting them to the guests lukewarm).
She declares them “defensive” when they are less than effusive about her offering. She claims that her dish cost $1.70 a serve vs $2.10 for the in-house version, and claims they are wasting $1,400 per month on “processed” foods. What she conveniently leaves out is that the “making from scratch” option takes time, and $1,400 won’t go far in kitchen wages.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 11, 2024 12:01 pm

In Are These People Really Running the Economy news:
[source: unlinkable OZ]

Gas has been listed as a “phase down” sector in a consultation ­report released by the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute, which has been tasked by Jim Chalmers with creating a green ratings system to “help drive capital into activities that will decarbonise the economy at the speed and scale required to reach our global climate goals”.

Under the “sustainable finance taxonomy” proposal to be finalised by the end of the year, sectors in the “green” and “transition” categories are recommended as investments that will help Australia reach its net-zero goals.

The snubbing of gas is despite the consultation paper acknowledging that there would be a “short to medium-term role for low-capacity gas as backup firming capacity while alternative firming technologies such as batteries are scaled up”. “As an activity, gas firming plants have been assessed as ‘phase down to phase out’,” the ­report says. “Gas firming has an uncertain role in the 2050 economy.”

So, gas investment is to be terminated with extreme taxonomy.

Which gels nicely with Shitweasel Bowen’s master plan:

The federal government’s ­Future Gas Strategy backed gas as an energy source beyond 2050 to assist the rollout of renewables, while energy market operator’s latest report forecast electricity generation from gas would be higher in 2050 than it is now.

In Good Hands.

duncanm
duncanm
July 11, 2024 12:16 pm

Peter Van Onsolen is correct this time. Turnbull has lost it.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13610271/malcolm-turnbull-PVO.html

Try as I might I cannot think of a more divisive figure within the Liberal Party over the past 20 years than Malcolm Turnbull.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 12:17 pm

Perhaps Ms Dorman could move in with one of children.
Forty years in public housing seems like a fair innings.

Bruce in WA
July 11, 2024 12:18 pm

Dover

Had a post earlier go into moderation. Would you mind checking it, please? I can’t see anything that would have angered the gods.

Ta

duncanm
duncanm
July 11, 2024 12:20 pm

Dutton’s right – I’m glad he took the high road and is treating Turnbull with the dismissive contempt he deserves.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 12:25 pm

Brutal!

Having Exhausted All Other Options, Obama Invites Biden Paddle Boarding (Babylon Bee, 9 Jul, via Instapundit)

Kneel
Kneel
July 11, 2024 12:30 pm

“The operatives are all still in place to repeat 2020. Plus a few more.”

Indeed – Tim Pool has spoken of the “Help America Vote Verification” site, which publishes stats.

Background:
In order to register to vote, people need to supply ID (eg, a drivers license). If they don’t supply ID, they can supply Name, DoB and last 4 digits of SSN, which HAVV can verify.
HAVV then returns, essentially, “no match”, “match, dead” or “match”.
States are ONLY supposed to use HAVV when registering NEW voters that do NOT have any ID (ie drivers license), not when cleaning voter roles etc.
HAVV reports stats every week for most states, although some are reported fortnightly instead.

HAVV is reporting for Texas (fortnightly values) in excess of 100,000 (often in excess of 200,000) per fortnight of HAVV checks since at least April this year. As many as 10% come back as “no match”, and as many as 1% come back “match, dead”.
That is: as many as 10% (10,000-20,000) made a mistake in spelling their own name, writing their date of birth, or in supplying the last 4 digits of their social security number.
And as many as 1% registered to vote and then died before the HAVV site was queried – 1,000 to 2,000 people per fortnight registered to vote without a drivers license or other ID, and then died before Texas public servants queried HAVV, but still with enough time for HAVV to be aware they were dead.

Texas denies they are requesting this many new voter registration checks via HAVV.

Other “red” states are showing similar “odd” numbers for HAVV.

It is illegal to register to vote and/or vote if you are NOT a citizen, penalty is permanent expulsion from the USA.

Are some democrat supporters registering illegal aliens that have been given a green card and SSN, even though they are not citizens? Are these “voters” even aware that they are being registered? Do they plan on making Texas “go blue”? Swing states won’t matter if Texas goes blue.

Is this why Democrats don’t support the SAVE act, that requires states to enforce citizenship requirements on voter registration, including voter roll cleanups?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 12:36 pm

Heh, Trump just got a million dollars off of Stormy.

Stormy Daniels raises more than $1 million on GoFundMe to help pay Trump’s legal bills from her 2018 defamation case dismissed by judge (10 Jul)

Further confirms there’s a sucker born every minute. I wonder if Monty donated?

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 12:41 pm

From the Daily Mail link to PVO’s article on Trumble:-

I was a strong supporter of Malcolm Turnbull’s political ambitions. I was one of his preselectors back in 2003. 

WTF?
That PVO was anywhere near Liberal preselection 20 years ago tells you all you need to know about where they are today.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 11, 2024 12:43 pm

Further to duncanm @12:16pm….continuing from the Daily Mail….

I was a strong supporter of Malcolm Turnbull’s political ambitions. I was one of his preselectors back in 2003. I advocated for him to assume the opposition leadership. 
For him to take over the prime ministership. I hoped he would elevate the moderate cause within the Liberal Party. I opposed the move by Dutton to replace him.
And he’s good company: quick-witted, amusing with his storytelling and armed with a wealth of facts and anecdotes at his fingertips.
But fast forward to today, it is with a heavy heart that I have to admit that on reflection he’s been a net negative for the Liberal Party and a disappointment to small L liberals.
Now, at nearly 70-years of age, Turnbull would rather settle petty personal grudges than act with the sort of post-parliamentary career dignity befitting a former PM.
It’s a crying shame. Mostly for Malcolm. 

Finally, Van Oscillate has seen the light. He’s been on the road to Damascus.

Turnbull is a vile person. Bet he doesn’t share a bed with Lucy. Wouldn’t deign to share the smell of his own farts.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 12:44 pm

My comment about Dr Jill was just an alert to the depth of corruption behind her (as if you needed to be told).

She can be given the punt, along with her shell of a husband, but the machine remains. And up will pop another malleable figurehead to front the party.

The GOP isn’t much different, except they have far less sway in narrative forming because media. Until it’s their “turn” as Daniel Greenfield would say.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2024 12:50 pm

Goodbye Alec!

Alec Baldwin was accused of violating basic gun safety rules and playing “make believe” with a deadly weapon, as the Hollywood star’s trial for involuntary manslaughter over a fatal shooting on the set of Western movie Rust began.

Baldwin was holding a prop revolver during the fateful rehearsal in October 2021 when it fired a live round, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding the movie’s director.

He has said that he did not know the gun was loaded, and denies that he pulled the revolver’s trigger.

But in opening statements at the Santa Fe court on Wednesday local time, prosecutor Erlinda Ocampo Johnson painted a picture of a powerful movie star who acted in “a reckless manner” and “without due regard for the safety of others” on set.

Baldwin played “make believe with a real gun and violated the cardinal rules of firearm safety”, Johnson told the jury.

She said Baldwin had “requested to be assigned the biggest gun available” for the Rust scene, had failed to take a gun-training session seriously, and regularly cocked and pointed the gun at people on set.

“Movie set safety rules require actors like the defendant to treat every firearm as though it’s loaded, to never point a firearm at another person, and to never put your finger on the trigger unless you’re prepared to shoot,” she told the jury.

Oz

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 12:51 pm

Calli – That the insider Dems are pussyfooting like a stray cat on broken glass makes me further believe that Jill has control of a very smelly bunch of dirt files.

There seems to be consensus among the pundits that Clooney was wheeled out by Obama as a way to get Biden to go, by using Clooney’s prestige to persuade he and Jill to back down.

That isn’t working. Yet they aren’t going to the other approach which is to primary him out via the Dem convention.

All of which suggests they are very cautiously orbiting a ticking parcel…

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 11, 2024 12:57 pm

The Isa is worse than Townsville or Cairns with yoof crime. I give these two a couple of years before they have fled for a coastal location:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/money/article-13598769/New-graduate-jobs-six-figure-salaries-remote-area-queensland-brooke-mackie.html

Be interesting to see a poll of attitudes to indigenies before and after too. I know of a Pharmacist who was no way to a few Cape placements. Took in the end in a remote location and did the minimum but without a crazy crime rate or having to live in cage at night.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 1:04 pm

Other fun thing is that Jill seems recently to’ve stopped dressing like a sofa or a shower curtain. Instead of weird floral dresses she’s been wearing stylish monochromatic ones.

That’s just my impression, I’m not sure it’s correct. Make of it what you will.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 1:10 pm

Just so you know the new Chief of Defence is the Navy guy Johnson. Grand Admiral of the non existent fleet and under strength battalions.
Funny how Senator Roberts senate inquiry into Distinguished Service Cross medal for Angus Campbell and other senior officers was announced on Campbells last day.

John H.
John H.
July 11, 2024 1:13 pm

Rockdoctor

 July 11, 2024 12:57 pm

Be interesting to see a poll of attitudes to indigenies before and after too.

A friend of mine moved to Darwin and commented how wonderful they were. After several months of working in ER she was disgusted because she was sick of treating women coming in bashed because they didn’t come back to the camp with the booze the men wanted.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 11, 2024 1:14 pm

Re Dr Jill,
Maybe she is the “big guy” and Joe is just the front.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 1:27 pm

Science proves women are more gullible than men…

Study reveals the existence of a hidden ‘pink tax’ in digital advertising (10 Jul)

Advertisers systematically pay more to show online ads to women than to men, especially in highly developed nations, according to research from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks. This gender-based price discrimination in digital marketing, known as the “pink tax,” contributes to increasing gender inequality, as women are charged more to access similar products and services.

It’s perfectly hilarious that advertisers are willing to pay more to advertise to women rather than men, because they obviously know that those advertising dollars give a better payback. It isn’t a pink tax, its a pink premium

(Apology to Kittehs, I am an incorrigible male Cat who clearly does not value the finer things in life, like shoes.)

Rabz
July 11, 2024 1:33 pm

Alec Baldwin accused of violating basic gun safety rules

You are worthress, Arec Bawdrin!”

Zippster
Zippster
July 11, 2024 1:33 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 1:34 pm

So, the Dims’ original plan was to do a Weekend at Bernie’s thing at least as far as the election. Obviously Joe was not going to make it to the full 4-year term so they were going ahead with having Kamala becoming President within a year or two. They knew how unpopular she was so to get their new puppet in they needed Joe to play with his blocks, in a diaper in, on the carpet of the Oval Office until they needed to juice him up for the occasional appearance in front of a camera to make it look like he is…there.

Joe’s calamitous performance at the debate was a miscalculation. They would not have planned for such a public display of disunity and chaos. They must have thought they could really pull it of with the right cocktails of uppers, downers, and…siders(?), but their Dr Morell must have mixed up the bull testosterone injection (which normally makes Biden so feisty for about 90 minutes) with a vodka shot.

If Biden stands down and someone else takes over (with their own VP candidate) then where does that leave Kamala? I suppose they have loads of dirt on her so they may persuade her to drop out and shut up.

Even if Harris is retained for VP as a gesture to continuity and race identity-politics pandering then the new candidate will certainly be less feeble than Joe so her ambitions of eventually getting the job are pushed back and may even never occur.

You must have heard that Trump in his latest rally accepted Biden’s challenge to a round of golf. Biden backed squibbed. Comments are fun.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 1:47 pm

Back in the noughties I used to watch Maggie and Simon’s ‘The Cook and the Chef’. I rather enjoyed it, the series showed the difference between how a chef cooks in a kitchen versus how a cook cooks in a kitchen.

Maggie Beer is clueless about life outside her privileged Adelaide hub. To understand her mindset, her two heroes in life are Gough Whitlam and Don Dunstan.

As for Maggie’s ‘Aged Care’ food shtick, it’s a grift.

Having said that, the quality of food in aged care homes and many hospitals is a problem. My mother recently spent three weeks in a private hospital, one of Sydney’s best. The food was dismal, soul destroying, to the point where she was in tears one night. So, I took her in food I cooked at home. She later went to a private Jewish hospital where the food is delicious…which proves quality food in aged care facilities and hospitals can be done well.

Last edited 11 days ago by Cassie of Sydney
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 1:48 pm

I found out why the name ‘Grosvenor’ is pronounced without the ‘s’.

Well, maybe.

Apparently it goes back to the Norman Conquest. There was a French nobleman called Hugh d’Avranches who, in 1071, was made Earl of Chester. One title he was given at the court was ‘le Grand Veneur’, or ‘the Master Hunter’.

Over the years he put on considerable weight and so people started calling him ‘le Gros Veneur’ (‘the Fat Hunter’). The ‘s’ is not pronounced in the French. Apparently Hugh was pleased with the appellation. Or maybe they told him that ‘gros’ was intended in the sense of ‘great’ instead of ‘fat’.

John H.
John H.
July 11, 2024 1:51 pm

Mother Lode

 July 11, 2024 1:34 pm

So, the Dims’ original plan was to do a Weekend at Bernie’s thing at least as far as the election.

The original Dim plan was to take Trump out of the race through the law. There were people here predicting Harris would take over within 2 years. Those predictions failed to account for the Dim wanting to keep Biden because he could be controlled and with Trump gone the election was already over. Carville and Krugman have articles in the NYT calling for Biden to step down and the former has proposed a process to do that.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 1:56 pm

That PVO was anywhere near Liberal preselection 20 years ago tells you all you need to know about where they are today.

Umm, I know people who were involved in that Wentworth preselection battle almost 20 years ago. Turnbull’s white anting of then Wentworth member Peter King was ruthless. The Turnbull camp stacked branches with lackeys and the maligning of Peter King was vicious.

My understanding is that John Howard supported what Turnbull did. King didn’t stand a chance.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 1:59 pm

Apparently it goes back to the Norman Conquest. There was a French nobleman called Hugh d’Avranches

Was that person a black qwerty? Asking for a TV series.

BBC Chooses ‘Racially Diverse Cast’ To Play Characters In Drama About 1066 Battle Of Hastings (9 Jul)

cohenite
July 11, 2024 2:18 pm

Good comments about turdball. But never forget he only became PM due to the influence of little white picket fence, broad church, worst PM ever, johnnie.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 11, 2024 2:19 pm

And to think I once believed Howard was a good man.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 2:21 pm

On a completely different subject…the eldest grandsons are up at the moment. They are enjoying a program on Netflix about soldiers going into different countries and learning about how their counterparts do their thing. Very manly stuff. Typical boys.

They have both expressed interest in joining gun clubs. Their school, unfortunately, does not have a cadet unit. Apparently you can join a club as a junior provided a responsible adult is with you.

I had a bit of fun with them. I’ll go get the bank robber I shot back in 1974! Quizzical looks. Hunt around in the study and find it – a picture of a rather ferocious robber that was used by the BNSW for target practice up on the firing range (George Street). Nice grouping! He has three holes in his torso, I winged him and one miss – I was trying to shoot him in the head.

My grandma shares have had an instant boost. 😀

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 11, 2024 2:28 pm

Alec Baldwin accused of violating basic gun safety rules

A most reasonable accusation, considering he managed to shoot someone dead whilst play acting for an entertainment video.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 2:28 pm

Was that person a black qwerty? Asking for a TV series.

It would seem it is now a history-re-writing thing now to claim that Rome had a black Emperor.

Septimius Severus was from North Africa and, as you know, woke people think everyone from Africa is black. They have never heard of the Berbers, you see. As it happens Severus father was a Roman of Equestrian rank and his mother of Carthaginian stock (although Carthage itself had been razed to the ground and its inhabitants slaughtered centuries before).

In fact, it is recorded in one contemporary history or other that Severus saw an Ethiopian he was shocked and thought he was a bad omen. And that is surprising because there were surely a few black people milling about the empire. Nubians were pretty dark and they lived along the Nile to the south of the Egyptians, for example.

But, and I very much speculate here, I would suspect they were not as common as you see depicted in movies. The Sahara would have minimised contact with the Roman world. The Romans collected large quantities of slaves in military conquest, putting down revolts of existing conquests, or raids meant to chastise neighbours themselves raiding Roman territory. Sub-Sahara Africa does not make it onto that list. From what we know of the African slave trades it would most likely be the much smaller scale of Africans leading other Africans whom they had themselves enslaved to remote Roman outposts which were then sold in larger urban centres.

At a guess.

billie
billie
July 11, 2024 3:00 pm

Biden resign?

I think not.

The people who run America are not done and certainly not going to be told what to do by an actor, regardless of his abiity to dress up and make believe.

Political donations don’t drive the people in power, they have a long term vision for the world and presidents come and go.

If they are bothersome, they go early.

If they are malleable, they stay.

If Jill is being told they will support her and big Joe, then they will support her.

She is backed by the most powerful organisations in the world, able to change governments, start and stop wars, kill however many people they like and there is nothing anyone can do about it. They ruin and create at will.

They do not intend someone like Trump to be a problem as he will not be the next president.

The Dem/Rep party machinations are becoming, very obviously, of zero consequence to the way things are done.

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2024 3:03 pm

John Howard took your guns, banned nuclear, promoted Turnbull, cancelled Pauline’s membership, massively grew the bureaucracy…

His work on IR on the waterfront was quite the show and his quick legislation to limit the Wik decision was also pretty good…

50/50…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2024 3:09 pm

Major intersection in Midland.

Three men, all with placards proclaiming them to be homeless and asking for any donations you would be able to make..

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2024 3:14 pm

PvO and Gemma Tognini gave a great address at The Sydney Institute last week; tis on YouTube for Cats so inclined.

I, having worked with PvO (in a former life), was quite surprised when he said Malcolm Turnbull was a failure of a PM as he used to greatly upset me when he would sing the praises of his mate.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 3:24 pm

It’s perfectly possible that wealthy actors can be members of the Democrat machine.
The machine isn’t invisible.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 3:27 pm

Cassie earlier:-

Maggie Beer is clueless about life outside her privileged Adelaide hub. To understand her mindset, her two heroes in life are Gough Whitlam and Don Dunstan.

As for Maggie’s ‘Aged Care’ food shtick, it’s a grift.

Oh, yes, I can see where it is going. Luigi’s Aged Care Minister put in a head-tilty cameo in episode 1 and promised to come back at the end of the series.
Will she be asked about jacking up the Commonwealth funding for food in Aged Care?*
No chance.
Quite the reverse. I see lots of “innovative” and “agile” and “creative” which will be used as a stick against all those providers who aren’t seen to be all those things.
Nek minnit, Maggie will be announced as a “Quality of Life Consultant” to the Minister.
Paid, of course.

Having said that, the quality of food in aged care homes and many hospitals is a problem. My mother recently spent three weeks in a private hospital, one of Sydney’s best. The food was dismal, soul destroying

You haven’t had your soul destroyed by food until you’ve been served pureed vindaloo!
Which is just another little challenge faced by Aged Care chefs. A large proportion of guests are on “texture modified” diets.
I would agree that hospital and aged care food has room for improvement but I don’t think Maggie is the gal for the job.
I can’t wait for episode three where there are scenes of walking frames barricading the kitchen demanding an end to medium-rare pheasant breast with a verjuice glaze served with artichoke hearts.

* $2 per day would make a massive difference and would cost less than $150 million.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 3:33 pm
Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 3:37 pm

I would agree that hospital and aged care food has room for improvement but I don’t think Maggie is the gal for the job.

100% agree.

?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 3:42 pm

Not new news for the CAT.

—-

Daily Insights:

In the Australian media, there’s an unwritten rule that you don’t mention the skin colour of somebody, unless of course it meets certain other unwritten rules. For example., in 2020, the taxpayer-funded ABC who are purportedly against racism reported, “Will the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin mark a turning point in the US?”. Well, apparently that’s okay to refer to the police officer as “white”. Race-baiting at it’s best, right? But when it comes to Alice Springs, the third largest settlement in Australia’s Northern Territory plagued by violence, you’re not allowed to speak the truth……

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

cohenite
July 11, 2024 3:42 pm

Lysander
 July 11, 2024 3:03 pm

John Howard took your guns, banned nuclear, promoted Turnbull, cancelled Pauline’s membership, massively grew the bureaucracy…
His work on IR on the waterfront was quite the show and his quick legislation to limit the Wik decision was also pretty good…
50/50…

Joined us to Paris and started the whole alarmist bullshit. Didn’t close down the abc when he had 2 majorities in both houses. His legislation to limit Wik was pathetic and NT covers nearly 60% of Australia and privately owned land is already being affected. Most of all this little creep did not support Trump and insulted him then and still does. He personifies everything weak, pretentious and useless about conservatives. He is the worst.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 3:43 pm

Cassie of Sydney
 July 11, 2024 3:37 pm

I would agree that hospital and aged care food has room for improvement but I don’t think Maggie is the gal for the job.

100% agree.

They would be far better getting a cook from a regional pub used to doing “Tightarse Tuesday” dinners for $19.50 a head.
Someone like that would have more idea about keeping the punters satisfied within a tight budget that Spatchcock Maggie I would think.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 3:52 pm

P*ss weak display from officer bubbles.

—-

Steve Inman:

Community comes together to make an arrest because of an under-trained cop.
https://rumble.com/v56g8qc-community-comes-together-to-make-an-arrest-because-of-an-under-trained-cop..html

cohenite
July 11, 2024 3:52 pm

Bongino: the pervert will stay; incidents involving racism and other left tropes will be created, massive fraud will occur.

Another “Conspiracy Theory” Comes True! (Ep. 2283) – 07/10/2024 (rumble.com)

Jock
Jock
July 11, 2024 3:54 pm

Two things. First I am surprised PVO was a member of the libs 20 years ago and that he was a selector. Turnbull dud a bit of stacking and rolled the previous member if I recall. Second. I have met MT when he was head of Goldman Sachs. He had little personality. And said very little. They were trying to sell us a deal . He qas hopeless.
At one state council meeting he gave a speech as PM. He said there were no factions in the nsw division. The entire crowd laughed uproariously. So he knows jow to be funny.

calli
calli
July 11, 2024 3:55 pm

I’m struggling to understand why Soros Jnr. would be concerned about being outed as gay. So concerned that he’d marry Huma (or any other woman).

He’d be feted in this day and age, held up as a shining light of modernity and openness.

The only higher position on the pole is trans.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 11, 2024 4:08 pm

John Howrad. Nasty, vicious, spiteful little turd.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 4:09 pm

The cats in clip 1 were assasins. Look at their body language sizing him up. Their is probably a backstory to this.

Steve Inman:

Non-essential Commentary Animal Compilation
https://rumble.com/v56bjz6-non-essential-commentary-animal-compilation.html

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2024 4:10 pm

I am to thinking that Alex Soros and Alex Turnbull have a lot in common. Won’t be a surprise to see them in the same sorority circles.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 4:12 pm

Oops…

There is probably a backstory to this.

johanna
johanna
July 11, 2024 4:15 pm

Most of all this little creep did not support Trump and insulted him then and still does. He personifies everything weak, pretentious and useless about conservatives. He is the worst.

Really?

Worse than the destruction of the economy and personal and professional liberty during COVID hysteria?

Big call.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 11, 2024 4:32 pm

The Paywallion:

How first-term senator Fatima Payman made Anthony Albanese look a political naif

The Mocker
3 hours ago
11 Jul 2024
 
 
Muslim friends, do not let independent and former Labor senator Fatima Payman deceive you. She acted with ulterior motive in telling you her conscience left her no choice but to resign from the party and move to the crossbench.

As ALP national president and impeccably accurate forecaster Wayne Swan has said, her actions “can only empower Labor’s opponents on the far right and on the left”.

You must never forget that diversity is Labor’s number-one priority. Only by continuing to vote for Labor can we realise the best interests of Muslim constituents. In fact, no party could be more representative of Muslims than Labor. If you do not believe me, just ask any one of the white male MPs in the safe Labor seats of western Sydney.

Payman has accused Labor of “indifference” regarding the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. This is not only untrue but unfair. The Palestinians are a convenient proxy and vital to appeasing the party’s burgeoning number of anti-Semites. But you have no idea how difficult it is for Labor to give them the nod and the wink while purporting to support Israel’s right to exist.
 
Labor would not be in government without the support of swinging voters, who like most mainstream Australians abhor anti-Semitism. Its powerful left faction cannot vent its bigotry in the manner of a fringe party like the Greens, whose hatred for the Jewish State is overt, unabashed and is du jour in its leafy inner-city constituencies.

The October 7 attacks by Hamas against Israeli citizens were a conundrum for the Albanese government. It had no choice but to condemn the atrocities. But anxious not to offend those voters rejoicing in Sydney streets following the horrific events, it resorted to moral equivalence. Even before the dead had been buried, Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong took to X to lecture Israel, urging “the exercise of restraint and protection of civilian lives”.

And have you noticed that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese mentions Islamophobia every time he is asked about anti-Semitism? Announcing this week the appointment of lawyer Jillian Segal as inaugural special envoy to combat anti-Semitism, he also foreshadowed the announcement of one for Islamophobia. One is window dressing, the other a sop.

The Segal appointment also reflects a fundamental Albanese trait, that of shifting responsibility. Irrespective of her qualifications, this appointment will do little to ensure the safety of Jewish-Australians. But it will allow Albanese, when later asked about the danger to their well-being, to harrumph and voice the usual platitudes, while not actually doing anything. I can picture it already: “As you are aware, my government appointed an envoy to address anti-Semitic behaviour, and I suggest you direct your questions to her office.”

Yet still Payman would have you believe Labor has no regard for the welfare of Palestinians. She overlooks the actions of Education Minister Jason Clare, who in May played down the significance of the genocidal slogan “From the river to the sea’’, insisting it meant different things to different people. It was a great service he performed for the Palestinian lobby and a selfless one, given he relinquished all credibility in doing so.

Payman’s accusation that she was “exiled” by Labor members is ironic. For example, consider how rudely she treated her former colleagues. As Finance Minister Katy Gallagher outlined, she attempted to “reach out” to Payman numerous times before she announced her resignation, but her conciliatory gestures were not reciprocated. It was a “frustrating” experience, Gallagher lamented last week. How mean of you, Fatima Payman!

It is also a tragic tale of unrequited love. Think of President of the Senate and fellow WA senator Sue Lines, whom Payman described only seven months ago as “my incredible friend and mentor”. Her support was crucial to Payman’s rapid elevation. A kindred spirit in the quest to relieve the suffering of the wretched, Lines in 2022 declared in a Senate speech that Israel was guilty of the “crime of apartheid”. As the Fin Review reported last week, she is “said to be ropeable about [Payman’s] betrayal”. Tut-tut. She is due all the sympathies that a right dill deserves.

Imagine how chagrined Albanese must feel. He had intended Labor’s cost-of-living relief measures to dominate reporting as parliament wound up for the winter break. Instead commentators are talking about the 29-year-old first-term senator who has made the Prime Minister look like a political naif.

“You need to be part of the team,” a forlorn Albanese told ABC Radio last week. “And that’s what Senator Payman signed up for. She wasn’t elected to the Senate because a quarter of a million West Australians put a number one next to her name.”

We share your outrage, Anthony Albanese. Payman gave a solemn undertaking but later reneged on it? This is appalling behaviour, and it fosters distrust of our elected representatives. I presume she too constantly gave assurances along the line of “my word is my bond” before abandoning her commitment?

Albanese’s high dudgeon about compromising collectivism is rich. The political stability that allowed generations of Australians to prosper was not a matter of luck. It was formed by a sense of community, our trust in public institutions, and by valuing our heritage.

But that type of collectivism is anathema to the progressive mindset, which is devoted to grievance and identity politics. It has created a fissure in the body politic which continues to widen.

The examples are many. Think Australia Day blacklisting, the attempt to entrench a race-based activist group in the constitution, rainbow lobby dictates, pandering to minority demands, the stacking of public institutions, and the ideologues and revisionists hellbent on delegitimising our very sovereignty.

Which major party not only exploits this hatred and division for political gain but also houses the cultural militants who drive it? That’s right: the same one that now whines about an individual not observing the greater good.

Now Labor faces the prospect of organisations like The Muslim Vote and Muslim Votes Matter targeting Labor-held seats. And Albanese is reduced to protesting, as he did last week, that this would “undermine social cohesion”.

What you see is no aberration, Prime Minister. It is Labor’s legacy.

The Mocker
 
 

alwaysright
alwaysright
July 11, 2024 4:35 pm

Is there any condensation when Biden breathes on glass?

Curious minds …

Frank
Frank
July 11, 2024 4:40 pm

Perhaps Huma is packing? She spent a lot of time as Hillary’s lady in waiting too, before that situation fell in a heap.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 4:43 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
 July 11, 2024 4:22 pm

Reply to  Steve trickler
That’s the Cafe most days. Peeling cockies off my head is irritating.
Cafe crested pigeon has learned in the last week or so to take bread bits from my fingers, but she adds karate wing buffets. Take that evil human hand! Whap! (Btw the bread is yum, thx). If I could be bothered with doing videos I could get zillions of views.

Do it. You don’t have to show your face.

Arky
July 11, 2024 4:52 pm

Watching Doctor Phil on Joe Rogan.
States he has been targeted by Russian Bot farms.
They called police and got SWAT teams sent to his house SIX TIMES this year.
Don’t try and tell me the Russians of Mr. Vlad Putin are the good guys.
Just don’t even f*ing start.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 11, 2024 4:54 pm

It$ a total my$tery why Huma Abedin i$ happy to get underneath young Ma$ter $oro$

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 11, 2024 5:06 pm

It is more puzzling why young Master Soros would opt for Huma Abedin.
10 years ago she was incredibly bangable, scoring about 15 for bangability on a scale of 1 – 10 (in the vernacular of my coworkers)

Now she’s daily looking more & more like the Wicked Witch of the West.

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 5:07 pm

Ffs, if your culture cannot even preserve the basic principle that parents should make sacrifices for their children, what hope is there? US has “destroyed the family” more than any communist state.

If parents fed and clothed their children, provided a decent education, what moral right do adult kids have to claim any inheritance from their parents and why are the parents selfish if they choose to spend their money rather than leave their children anything?

That’s not me, as I’ve already begun to seed my kids with their inheritance, however I don’t see this as an example that the family unit is lost. Adults need to get out and make their own money first and foremost.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 11, 2024 5:07 pm

Huma is hubba hubbah, i know i’d be after her number if we bumped into each other on the dancefloor.
But she suffered terribly and publicly under her marriage- of convenience?- to Anthony Weiner, a terrible terrible human being. Some things you never re-bound from.
Maybe it’s a pay-day way of taking herself off the market.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 5:23 pm

I agree JC but going out and deliberately spending up so as to leave nothing?
More to the point as these parents reach their twilight years they might just be looking to their adult children for some support, then what selfish ski parents?
Incidentally I think it’s a crock, they haven’t sold their home and liquidated their super to fund their travel.
I’ve probably spent more that they have (over the last 20 years) on travel (which including funding some travel for minor as well as adult children) , and still have something substantial available for my children when I curl up my toes.

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2024 5:26 pm

Re: Payman and her dual citizenship…

A citizen can take her to the Court of Disputed Returns (but must be within 40 days of an election). The Senate is the only option now and if the majority passed a resolution, she could be referred to the High Court to argue for her seat.

If she lost her seat, it would likely go to Number 4 on Labor’s (WA) ballot.

Interestingly, Katy Gallagher was able to sit as a dual citizen because the High Court argued that, while she was a dual citizen during nominations and election, she later became a sole citizen whilst sitting as a Senator and it was this fact that let the High Court determine Katy could stay.

Payman has not yet become a sole citizen and the High Court would have to rule that there were “immoveable” reasons preventing her from becoming a sole citizen (as they did in a 1993 ruling where someone, I can’t recall, couldn’t renounce citizenship because their country refused).

Would Labor go mongrel and try this out? The seat, rightly, belongs to them… If so, would the Libs vote with them to get the majority? But not a good look “attacking” a female Muesli…

Pogria
Pogria
July 11, 2024 5:27 pm

Regarding Huma Abedin and Soros Jnr, Huma likes the weirdo’s.
Huma was previously married to Weiner, the expert on photographing his own weiner.
Carlos Danger I believe was his weiner’s byline. ?

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 5:35 pm

He does the best rants.

@realDonaldTrump

·5h

So now fake movie actor George Clooney, who never came close to making a great movie, is getting into the act. He’s turned on Crooked Joe like the rats they both are. What does Clooney know about anything? He uses the Democrat “talking point” that Biden, the WORST President in the history of the United States, has “saved our Democracy.” No, Crooked Joe was the one who WEAPONIZED Law Enforcement against his political Opponent, who created the most devastating INFLATION in the history of our Country, who Embarrassed our Nation in Afghanistan, and whose crazy Open Border Policy has allowed millions of people to illegally pour into our Country, many from prisons and mental institutions. Crooked Joe Biden didn’t save our Democracy, he brought our Democracy to its knees. Clooney should get out of politics and go back to television. Movies never really worked for him!!!

She hates him because one time he threw her out of the White House cabinet room for being a retard.

@realDonaldTrump

·6h

Crazy Nancy Pelosi is a Cognitive mess. She has now turned against Crooked Joe. She’s saying he doesn’t have what it takes. Really? I’d love to debate her about what the Radical Left Democrats have done to ruin our Country. She wouldn’t last 5 minutes!

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vr
vr
July 11, 2024 5:39 pm

So now fake movie actor George Clooney, who never came close to making a great movie, is getting into the act.

He was good in “Out of Sight”, the Elmore Leonard novel made into a movie by Steven Soderbergh.

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Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2024 5:39 pm

US Justice System working again?

An Arizona judge on Tuesday dismissed the case against rancher George Alan Kelly, who was charged with murder after being accused of shooting a Mexican national on his border property.

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 5:43 pm

Totally overrated, vr. He’s also very annoying as an actor as he can’t stop moving his stupid head around. It’s bouncing around sideways , backwards and forward that makes you want to put the screen on slowmo.

Frank
Frank
July 11, 2024 6:09 pm

An Ohio man named Matthew Pancake was arrested outside of a pet store at 5 in the morning with hamsters in his pants

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-xyW_aBq_4U

If only for the concluding remarks from the arresting officer. “We have multiple gerbils”

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 6:10 pm

Roger

The ironic thing is that the post denigrates those parents as being worse than communists for spending away inheritance supposedly owed to the kids. But isn’t the expectation of receiving something for nothing an example of communism?

Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2024 6:12 pm
Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2024 6:12 pm
Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2024 6:13 pm
cohenite
July 11, 2024 6:16 pm

He was good in “Out of Sight”, the Elmore Leonard novel made into a movie by Steven Soderbergh.

Great movie. Clooney was the worse thing in it.

In other news woke council Yarra has recently advocated alarmist policies for its rate payers including going vegan. It turns out the dickheads were served roast beef before they voted to pass that vegan motion.

Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2024 6:22 pm

@robinmonotti

UK: Labour Hits the Ground Running by Shifting Power Out of Parliament

Starmer has launched a “major programme of devolution” which will see powers given to a new “independent secretariat”—and clawed back from the electorate.

“Much of the media and the Tory establishment dismissed Sir Keir Starmer as “sleepy” and directionless. But our new left-wing radical prime minister is wasting no time when it comes to tearing up the British constitution—potentially irreversibly.

Starmer’s government yesterday, on July 9th, got to work on shifting power out of Parliament—that is, out of the hands of the British public…

In practice, it could see localised leaders split from Parliament. For example, in a possible future lockdown period, such a body could impose its own even more egregious measures—as, again, the document, launched by Starmer and former Labour PM Gordon Brown, behind all this suggests.” – Michael Curzon

Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2024 6:30 pm
bons
bons
July 11, 2024 6:38 pm

I took the Grands to Australia Zoo. The last time I was there it was a small reptile park. Fourty years ago.

Sure, they are outrageous self promoters and first eleven troughers, but they have built something impressive.

The young bloke needs to be tucked away for a few years however.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 6:44 pm

JC at 5:07

If parents fed and clothed their children, provided a decent education, what moral right do adult kids have to claim any inheritance from their parents and why are the parents selfish if they choose to spend their money rather than leave their children anything?

In fact, I’d argue that parents who create an expectation of a yuuuge inheritance (and interim bailouts along the way while the parents are still alive) aren’t doing the kids any favours.
If the parents kick off aged, say, 80 with kids aged in their 40’s, you can bet a good proportion of them will be in financial trouble in their 60’s.
Why?
Because they have never thought seriously about being self sufficient at any stage in their lives.
Give the kids an ability to earn an income and manage their own money and your work is done – financially at least.

Barry
Barry
July 11, 2024 6:46 pm

You can’t create or perpetuate a dynasty if every generation spends all the family capital.

Ask the R_thschilds or Windsors what they do.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 6:48 pm

JC
 July 11, 2024 5:35 pm

He does the best rants.

@realDonaldTrump

“Coffee Salesman Turns on President”.

chrisl
chrisl
July 11, 2024 7:18 pm

The Vic government had a you beaut idea to charge for parking along the Great Ocean Rd . From Torquay to Warrnambool. A beach tax in other words. For upgrades to infrastructure and helping the environment. On Monday a website was announced where beach goers , locals and others, could provide feedback . By Wednesday feedback had been well and truly provided and the website had been taken down . And no more parking fees proposed for the GOR.
Please provide more websites for feedback
It seems to work

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 11, 2024 7:32 pm

This insulting, marxist name changing shite seems very much to be punishment for voting No last year. As some have mentioned here. Anal’s marxist pals in the states acting as the little grub’s attack dogs.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
July 11, 2024 7:34 pm

They def seem to be alinskying Captain Cook too. That’s how the marxist vermin operate.

Rosie
Rosie
July 11, 2024 7:37 pm

I’m going home tomorrow, a trying week of a very unwell little granddaughter who having had four hospital visits and two trips to the GP with various viruses including influenza A and dehydration has now been diagnosed with a bacterial chest infection and put on a course of antibiotics, hopefully now turned the corner and I can go home tomorrow knowing she is on the mend.

Rabz
July 11, 2024 7:38 pm

Matthew Pancake was arrested outside of a pet store at 5 in the morning with hamsters in his pants

Gerbil warming strikes again!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 7:38 pm

Huma Abedin?

Weren’t there rumours of intimate sapphic moments stolen in the back of The Hilderbeest’s campaign limo?

With all the money Alex will have access to they could both lead effectively separate lives (indulging whatever unnatural appetites might come natural to them) privately in opposite wings of the home while being able to pose as a respectable couple in public when required. And thanks to medical science they would not even have to endure the ickiness of heterosexual congress.

That might be enough for brooding, shrunken, scheming father of his.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 11, 2024 7:41 pm

Yep Clooney plays every part- from Foley to Bruce Wayne to whoever that was in O Brother etc- as George Clooney.
Jennifer Lopez was the revelation in Out of Sight. Underplayed it perfectly, totally hypnotic.
She has aged very well, too.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2024 7:56 pm

I’ve never liked George Clooney, sure he’s handsome but he’s no Cary Grant (who was drop dead gorgeous). Cary Grant was also comedic and had perfect timing. Clooney is too in love with himself to ever be humorous or even a serious actor. Cary Grant could laugh at himself whereas Clooney believes his own hype.

By the way, Cary Grant aka Archibald Leach’s mother was Jewish.

Further to George Clooney, I hate Nespresso…revolting coffee.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 8:00 pm

Never liked Clooney as a movie actor. I assume he was OK as a TV actor.

He seemed to want to see himself as a modern Cary Grant, but he seemed to lack the substance for it.

Bill From The Bush
Bill From The Bush
July 11, 2024 8:01 pm

BHP is suspending Nickel production at its West Australian operations.
Elbow will race to the rescue asap /sarc

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2024 8:01 pm

Ha!

Cassie beat me to it

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 8:13 pm

Great voice and band.

—-

Little River Band – Reminiscing Live! `1991 HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jla8m6Pd19s

Zippster
Zippster
July 11, 2024 8:19 pm
2dogs
2dogs
July 11, 2024 8:26 pm

The Centre for Independent Studies destroys the GenCost report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw_AX9WaJ08

shatterzzz
July 11, 2024 8:28 pm

Ffs, if your culture cannot even preserve the basic principle that parents should make sacrifices for their children, what hope is there? US has “destroyed the family” more than any communist state.

Being a single dad raising 4 in “houso” I realised that the odds of me ever having much money were very low .. So to cover the kids I took out insurance , life & funeral and have diligently paid the premiums for around 20 years now ..
Turns out I needn’t have bothered .. 3 of the 4 are now millionaires, 2 own business’ & employ people, 3rd is way up the corporate ladder with a telco and my youngest just cleared $50 000 in a redundancy package then went to work for one of her sisters ..
Me/, still in “houso” not quite poor but nothing compared to the kids .. still paying the premiums cos no refund for all I’ve put in .. told ’em to share it with the grandees (8) .. LOL!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2024 8:50 pm

Another classic that just popped into my head.

—-

Tears For Fears:

Tears For Fears – Advice For The Young At Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBtzFOgKcv8

Arky
July 11, 2024 9:00 pm

How many people ever think about the lives lost in order to create our modern world? The numbers of men killed building a great nation, building everything we have taken for granted. The numbers are huge.

The Great Lakes, a collection of five freshwater lakes located in North America, have been sailed upon since at least the 17th century, and thousands of ships have been sunk while traversing them. Many of these ships were never found, so the exact number of shipwrecks in the Lakes is unknown; the Great Lakes Ship Museum approximates 6,000 ships and 30,000 lives lost, while historian and mariner Mark Thompson has estimated that the total number of wrecks is likely more than 25,000.In the period between 1816, when the Invincible was lost, to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975, the Whitefish Point area alone has claimed at least 240 ships

-Wikipedia

This list contains the names of over 6,300 persons who have lost their lives on the great lakes. 
https://greatlakesrex.wordpress.com/lost-people-list/

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 9:04 pm

LOL Turnbuckle

Murdoch: Howard was our best PM but Turnbull was ‘nuts’

In a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of The Australian, Rupert Murdoch says John Howard achieved more in office than any other Australian prime minister.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 11, 2024 9:07 pm

The Algorithm has put a Rolls Royce promo video at the top of my YouTube feed.
So here I go jumping to conclusions.
The decision to buy RR nukes has been made.

Too soon?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 11, 2024 9:09 pm

I am just grateful Alec Baldwin did not get into gun trouble whilst he was making 30 Rock. His character in that series was brilliant. One minute his girlfriend is Condaliza Rice and the next it is Salma Hayek.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 11, 2024 9:13 pm

Suppose all the gold in Fort Knox was stolen. It vanishes and nobody except the thieves knows where it is.

It takes weeks for the government’s inept cover-up to fail, then everyone gets to know about it.

Question: what effect does this have, first on the price of gold, second on the economy?

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 9:16 pm

Rooster, I would never have picked you as a 30Rock aficionado. I always thought of you as an avid watcher of that gardening show on the ABC with the bearded Greek dude. Wonders never cease.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 9:19 pm

Bill From The Bush
 July 11, 2024 8:01 pm

BHP is suspending Nickel production at its West Australian operations.

Elbow will race to the rescue asap /sarc

Err, no.
The little helper dweebs in Luigi’s office will be calculating the net zero emissions savings.
What am I saying?
They’re Arts Grads.
They will be ringing their contacts at Renewables Straya to do the calcs.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2024 9:20 pm

Interesting confrontation, in the bar of my local earlier on.

Retired farmer, helping his son exiting the sheep industry, and facing the prospect of shooting the unsaleable beasts.

Local Greenie, who claims to have given up eating meat, in protest at the live sheep trade.

“Hey, sweetie, aren’t you lucky to have such a supply of cheap, high quality food, so you can make the gesture of giving up eating meat?”

If looks could have killed…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2024 9:25 pm

JC
 July 11, 2024 9:04 pm

LOL Turnbuckle

Murdoch: Howard was our best PM but Turnbull was ‘nuts’

In a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of The Australian, Rupert Murdoch says John Howard achieved more in office than any other Australian prime minister.

Possibly.
But if you’d cut him off at eight years instead of eleven he wouldn’t have achieved anything less.

JC
JC
July 11, 2024 9:26 pm

Question: what effect does this have, first on the price of gold, second on the economy?

You’d think the thieves aren’t going to hoard all of it and begin to sell it one way or another – likely at a big discount. So the price of gold would likely fall to make way for the sale stream.

It will have next to zero impact on the economy because gold has no financial standing in the monetary side of the economy. It all falls back to the Greenback.

Think of it like this. Let’s say the BRICS began to use gold only to settle their transactions. There’s no exchange rate for say oil vs gold as it’s derivative. It always has to be translated back through the dollar.
Like this

Oil is currently US$82.41per barrel
Gold is currently $2382.33

That means (ignoring the bid and offer for the two commodities) gold currently buys you 28.91 barrels of oil.

It always makes its way back to the big dollar.

You could make a case that the dollar would fall in value because the US would own less gold than it did. However that’s a story for some other time.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
July 11, 2024 9:32 pm
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