Open Forum: December 2, 2017

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I claim this thread in the name of those settlers who pioneered the North West of Western Australia, and brought European civilization to a primitive land.

  2. Siltstone

    Greetings zyconoclast, Rabz, and ZK2A in that order of podium finish.

  3. squawkbox

    2nd assistant reserve everyone-gets-a-trophy podium finish.

  4. Harlequin Decline

    May be in the top 10, wonders will never cease.

  5. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    9fff – edging closer

  6. Leigh Lowe

    12th man. Or person. Or something identifying as something else.

  7. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Now I think this jostling for position on face book by adult peopleses is quite childish and unnecessary.

  8. Bron

    Is there anyone on this exciting new thread who needs advice on climbing ladders?

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Now I think this jostling for position on face book by adult peopleses is quite childish and unnecessary.

    You’re just getting snarky because you weren’t in the top five.

  10. zyconoclast

    Liberty Quote
    It has been reported in the press many times that the issue of pollution is to be the next big crusade of the New Left activists, after the war in Vietnam peters out. And just as peace was not their goal or motive in that crusade, so clean air is not their goal or motive in this one.

    — Ayn Rand

  11. DrBeauGan

    I don’t understand why srr was banned. As I understand the Doomlord, it was for being abusive, in which case quite a few others should also be banned. Anyway, what’s wrong with abuse? Notafan has abused me. She called me a wanker. CL told me I was gay because I don’t like saggy bums or thunderthighs on women.

    I’m a grown up, so I don’t get offended. Mildly amused at most. This is the Çat, so why is abuse a sin?

  12. Robber Baron

    I am watching The Grand Tour. Excellent entertainment. I now want to buy a dune buggy and travel to Namibia.

  13. Top Ender

    I claim this thread on behalf of all Welsh longbowmen who won the battles of Crecy and Agincourt and didn’t get paid enough.

  14. squawkbox

    Is there anyone on this exciting new thread who needs advice on climbing ladders?

    Certainly. High-Viz shirt $30
    Steel cap blundstones $50
    Compulsory Australian 5-day course on not it not being a good idea to dance a tarantella while 3m above sea level – $500
    Compulsory welcome to the country reception by people who never invented ladders – $1000

    I take all your major credit cards

  15. Dave in Marybrook

    Okey Cats-
    how can I continue to Rabz’s music whilst refreshing the thread?
    ie, what browser or webcode do I need to get the feed refreshed in real time?

  16. Top Ender

    Also, I claim this thread on behalf of Mick Fleetwood, who is in Oz hustling his book about Fleetwood Mac and who obviously didn’t get paid enough the first two times around.

  17. zyconoclast

    Juanita Phillips buys Avalon Beach house for $2.7 million

    ABC star news presenter Juanita Phillips and her partner, former union boss and ex-Labor minister Greg Combet, are set to become Northern Beaches locals after they bought an Avalon Beach house for almost $2.7 million.

    It took a strong pre-auction offer to secure the renovated timber house with four bedrooms, separate study and a vast open-plan living and dining area that overlooks a swimming pool.

    The leafy setting is set to become a new home for the couple following the recent sale of their Federation cottage in Neutral Bay for more than $2 million.

  18. squawkbox

    Dr BG, srr was simply unbelievably tedious. If you miss her, just check Breitbart.com once a day and you could see everything she ever wanted to say , without having to deal with her long-winded persecution mania.

  19. zyconoclast

    ‘Brexodus’: UK migration falls by biggest amount since records began

    London: Britain’s looming exit from the European Union has triggered a record drop in immigration, with more than three-quarters of the dip due to more EU citizens leaving and fewer arriving, according to official data released Thursday.

    While statisticians said it was too early to say if this represents a long-term trend, net migration fell by 106,000 to an estimated 230,000 between June 2016 and June 2017. About 572,000 people immigrated to the United Kingdom and 342,000 emigrated, or left the country, according to the data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    The new figures are higher than the under 100,000 people that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wants to lower net migration to. The new data shows that more people are still arriving in the UK than leaving, the ONS said.

    “These changes suggest that Brexit is likely to be a factor in people’s decision to move to or from the UK — but decisions to migrate are complex and other factors are also going to be influencing the figures,” said Nicola White, head of migration statistics at the ONS.

    The “statistically significant” difference was “the largest annual decrease recorded, in part, due to the high seen in (year ending) June 2016,” the ONS said.

    Net migration was down from its June 2016 peak of 336,000, and is now at a similar level to 2014, the ONS added.

    “The decline follows historically high levels of immigration and it is too early to say whether this represents a long-term trend,” White said.

    It is the first time that a full 12 months of data has been available since the nation voted by 52 per cent to 48 per cent to leave the 28-member bloc at a historic referendum in June last year. The Brexit is scheduled to take place in March 2019.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ABC star news presenter Juanita Phillips and her partner, former union boss and ex-Labor minister Greg Combet, are set to become Northern Beaches locals after they bought an Avalon Beach house for almost $2.7 million.

    All pigs are equal, some are more equal then others..

  21. Harlequin Decline

    Dave in Marybrook
    #2572582, posted on December 2, 2017 at 12:37 am
    Okey Cats-
    how can I continue to Rabz’s music whilst refreshing the thread?

    Right click on the video and click copy the URL. Open a new tab in your browser and paste . You can then play the video in the new tab and go back to the thread tab and refresh, comment etc whilst the music is playing.

  22. Dave in Marybrook

    Bugger me Zyco, how the f does Combet have not one but two ex-wives, and stump up nearly 3 million for a house? With an ABC star who probably isn’t paid nearly as much as Sales or Ferguson?

  23. egg_

    Is there anyone on this exciting new thread who needs advice on climbing ladders?

    Don’t get your snake caught in the ladder.

  24. I don’t understand why srr was banned. As I understand the Doomlord, it was for being abusive, in which case quite a few others should also be banned. Anyway, what’s wrong with abuse? Notafan has abused me. She called me a wanker. CL told me I was gay because I don’t like saggy bums or thunderthighs on women.
    I’m a grown up, so I don’t get offended. Mildly amused at most. This is the Çat, so why is abuse a sin?

    +1
    (I barely noticed srr, never mind objected to her. The only complaint I ever saw was people complaining about srr posting stories from elsewhere on the net. – I was happy to read them – times when I wasn’t I scrolled past – don’t these cissy complainers have a scroll-mouse?)

    Abuse? Lol, srr would be one of the last to leave, were that the criterion for banning.

    There was plenty of baiting directed at srr. Something I never understood. Real Lord of the Flies stuff, piling onto someone for having a differing opinion, or for posting “too many” links.

  25. BrettW

    Watching the later edition of The Project.

    Waleed and his panel very impressed with the SA battery. Can Alan Moran fact check what Waleed said as sounded very misleading to this mere mortal.

  26. Dave in Marybrook

    Thanks HD, that’s the simple solution. I usually do that with a bit of music on a parallel tab (currently White Denim, ripper soupy jam band).
    But does the idea of a auto-refreshing forum ring any bells? I thought that that was what RSS was, but should I be searching for different initials?

  27. C.L.

    Interesting:

    The Dictator Pope book sparks witch hunt in Rome.

    The fight against corruption totalling hundreds of millions of euros in the Vatican has stalled according to an explosive new book on Pope Francis.

    The book, The Dictator Pope, details how 80 valuable properties in and around Rome, owned by the Canons of St Peter’s, a select group of priests who sing Masses and other services at the Vatican, “fell off the list’’ and are unaccounted for.

    Despite owning a total of 300 properties that should be earning vast rent, the group is 700,000 euros ($AU1.1 million) in the red.

    The 200-page book will be published as an e-book in English on Monday. An Italian version, just published, has sparked a frantic witch hunt in Rome to establish its real author, who claims to be an Oxford graduate living in Rome.

    It has appeared under the pseudonym of Marcantonio Colonna — the name of a 16th century nobleman who was an admiral of the papal fleet at the Battle of Lepanto against the Ottoman Muslim empire in 1571.

    The book, written in a blunt, factual style details how the actions of four Vatican cardinals, — Secretary of state Pietro Parolin; the head of the Vatican’s central bank, Domenico Calcagno; Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect for Catholic Education and Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State — have stymied financial reforms.

    Pope Francis promised to encourage financial reform when he was elected and he appointed Australia’s Cardinal George Pell to oversee the changes. Since then, however, vital reforms, including an external audit and internal auditing, have been blocked.

    Pope Francis emerges in the book as a central figure in the collapse of the reform process, rather than a victim of his advisers.

    The book’s author or authors pose serious questions, such as how long Italian authorities will tolerate the Vatican’s failure to act against Italian citizens using the Vatican’s central bank for money laundering and tax evasion.

    It also sets out the details of an extraordinary raid on the offices of the Vatican’s former auditor, Libero Milone, on June 19 when police and the fire brigade took away large containers of documents. Mr Milone was sacked shortly afterwards. In September, he told a press conference he was forced to step down as a result of trumped-up accusations of spying after he discovered evidence of possible illegal activity.

    The book also examines Pope Francis’s leadership style, noting Catholics in Buenos Aires were surprised that after his election in March 2013, their “dour, unsmiling archbishop was turned overnight into the smiling, jolly Pope Francis, the idol of the people with whom he so fully identifies. If you speak to anyone working in the Vatican, they will tell you about the miracle in reverse. When the cameras are off him, Pope Francis turns into a different figure: arrogant, dismissive of people, prodigal of bad language and notorious for furious outbursts of temper which are known to everyone from the cardinals to the chauffeurs’’.

    A chapter is also devoted to the St Gallan Mafia, the nickname for a group of liberal, modernist cardinals who met at St Gallan, outside Zurich. The group was opposed to Benedict XVI and wanted Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis’s) elevation to the papacy.

  28. zyconoclast

    Bugger me Zyco, how the f does Combet have not one but two ex-wives, and stump up nearly 3 million for a house? With an ABC star who probably isn’t paid nearly as much as Sales or Ferguson?

    In 2013: Juanita Phillips, weeknight presenter of ABC News in NSW and evening presenter for ABC News 24, earns $316,454

    The rest of the earning are listed as well.

  29. Motelier

    Good morning.

    Has Victoriastan been washed away?

    Is mainland Tasmania running on battery power tonight?

    And why the Fvck hasn’t tye QEC found all of those vote esrly, vote often ballots?

  30. JC

    There was plenty of baiting directed at srr. Something I never understood. Real Lord of the Flies stuff,

    And you never join pile ons, right, Serena, you trannie

    Fake news spreading bullshit artist. You’re one of the worst here.

  31. Motelier

    and no, those spellos are min, all mine

  32. Dave in Marybrook

    Can’t believe the giddy coverage the lots-o-tesla batteries battery is getting.
    As far as I can work out, it’s like rushing to the pizza store because of promises of the that pledged if it wasn’t delivered in thirty minutes it’s free! In the eighties, when everyone was just bonkers for pizza! But it’s still just a cheap pizza, and like that battery made of batteries, it has a use-by date.
    Meanwhile, Tesla autos are falling further behind any and all delivery projections.

  33. squawkbox

    Has Victoriastan been washed away?

    Is mainland Tasmania running on battery power tonight?

    If you are simply a figment of my late night political wet dream I will never forgive you

  34. Motelier

    Something to think of in the way of uniforms for the coming revolution.

    NADT

  35. Mark A

    Serena at the Pub
    #2572594, posted on December 2, 2017 at 12:47 am
    +1
    (I barely noticed srr, never mind objected to her. The only complaint I ever saw was people complaining about srr posting stories from elsewhere on the net. – I was happy to read them – times when I wasn’t I scrolled past

    —————-

    That may be the reason why you didn’t realise how very abusive she was on a personal level to some singled out forumites.
    I personally couldn’t care less if she posted or not, or if she even existed, didn’t find any of her links useful or interesting.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Top Ender
    #2572583, posted on December 2, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Currently reading Thomas Cleaver’s book “Pacific Thunder” about the U.S. Navy’s Central Pacific Campaign August 1943 – October 1944. Makes the point about prewar training, combined with wartime experience ,made up the most powerful carrier fleet in the world.

    And to the Navy pilot, who shot down six Japanese bomber aircraft in one mission, using only 360 rounds of ammo, I dips me lid. (He held the record for the most Japanese aircraft shot down, in one mission, for nineteen minutes, before some spoilsport shot down seven bombers, in one mission….) Good reading, check it out.

  37. squawkbox

    Bugger me Zyco, how the f does Combet have not one but two ex-wives, and stump up nearly 3 million for a house? With an ABC star who probably isn’t paid nearly as much as Sales or Ferguson?

    Are you seriously telling me that Combet managed to convince not one but two women to sleep with him?These are the end times.

  38. Oh come on

    Gee I bet the Victorians are thanking their lucky stars for their desal plant. Never know when it might come in handy!

  39. DrBeauGan

    squawkbox
    #2572586, posted on December 2, 2017 at 12:42 am
    Dr BG, srr was simply unbelievably tedious. If you miss her, just check Breitbart.com once a day and you could see everything she ever wanted to say , without having to deal with her long-winded persecution mania.

    I agree that srr had more than a touch of persecution complex, but I didn’t find her tedious, or not more than average. Some of her links I found interesting. You wouldn’t get bearing from Breitbart.

    As sftp says, you can always scroll past.

    As far as nuttiness goes, we’ve got loads of it. Likewise abuse. It’s a blog. You expect whackos with too much time on their hands and strange kinks that stop them forming normal relationships. Sad old farts and misfits. Not mentioning any names. Srr fitted right in.

  40. Dave in Marybrook

    Don’t get me wrong, I had no doubt that Phillips was on a lush paddock.
    But o the irony, that the ALP is studded with folk who have spent the last six months choking up because love is love and love is marriage and marriage is how society gives people the confirmation that their love is love and not really just sex and all that…..
    And they’re all randy philandry divorcees in the hall of fame. Burke, Gillard, Shorten, Combet, Hawke…

  41. zyconoclast

    The Case Against TESLA

    Very good 14 minute video giving Elon Musk a bit of a touch up.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are you seriously telling me that Combet managed to convince not one but two women to sleep with him?These are the end times.

    What’s wrong with that? Bill Shorten persuaded two women to sleep with him, the second while he was still married to the first?

  43. Makka

    A chapter is also devoted to the St Gallan Mafia, the nickname for a group of liberal, modernist cardinals who met at St Gallan, outside Zurich. The group was opposed to Benedict XVI and wanted Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis’s) elevation to the papacy.

    I’ve always believed Benedict was shunted aside because he was formidably opposed to the queer mafia in the Vatican.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Something to think of in the way of uniforms for the coming revolution.

    Rope. Tree. Lefty. Some Assembly Required.

  45. Motelier

    Just catching up.

    So SA had tge lights go out tonight.

    Hope Jay explains why.

  46. Dave in Marybrook

    How about, ABC show. Conservative host. Some assembly required.

  47. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is the Çat, so why is abuse a sin?

    Sane people get upset when “allegedly” mentally ill people call them names.
    This is very common.
    Happens when mentally ill people call sane people names too.

    It may be racist.

  48. squawkbox

    As far as nuttiness goes, we’ve got loads of it. Likewise abuse. It’s a blog. You expect whackos with too much time on their hands and strange kinks that stop them forming normal relationships. Sad old farts and misfits. Not mentioning any names. Srr fitted right in.

    Point taken, especially as most of my own posts are late at night when I am considerably over 0.05. But if I posted like srr I would take the pledge and join a trappist monastery.

  49. JC

    One of the worst examples of attention whoring.

    How about a woyal commission?

    Distinguished Australian actress Jacqueline McKenzie has revealed she endured “sexual ­harassment, bullying, groping, lascivious comments and unwanted advances” during her long stage and screen career here and overseas.

    An emerging actress in her 20s when the harassment began, McKenzie says she reported it on two occasions and the “behaviour was ignored”.

    As dozens of women worldwide have come forward to expose sleaze in the entertainment industry, McKenzie has called for an independent body to investigate cases of sexual harassment because production companies were incapable of dealing with it.

    She’s now 50.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/film/film-star-jacqueline-mckenzie-tells-of-being-groped-and-bullied/news-story/e7d766894594e1df49658acac253f389

  50. Oh come on

    Are you seriously telling me that Combet managed to convince not one but two women to sleep with him?These are the end times.

    IIRC, Bob confided in the rest of Australia that Blanche – she who thinks monogamy is so passe – reckoned Combet was a total studmuffin. Blanche also said something about Bob being comfortable with his sexuality. Bob, Blanche and Greg. Yeccccccch.

  51. Motelier

    Seeing as how Victorians like expensive toys like desal plants, and tge have a penchant for turning off power stations, do you think Elon Musk is sitting in his office waiting for a phone call from Dan?

  52. Motelier

    How about, ABC show. Conservative host. Some assembly required.

    Hmmmmmmmm. Too difficult. No assembly instruction included.

  53. Oh come on

    FFS. Srr is gone. It really isn’t that great a loss. Deal with it and move on. This moping is unseemly.

  54. Makka

    I’m not in favour of srr’s banning but it is Sinc’s blog and srr was given plenty of advice to exercise more control and discipline. Rules.

    OCO, you aren’t the fucking head prefect here.

  55. DrBeauGan

    Oh come on
    #2572624, posted on December 2, 2017 at 1:23 am
    FFS. Srr is gone. It really isn’t that great a loss. Deal with it and move on. This moping is unseemly.

    I’ll mope if I want to!

    Actually, it wasn’t a mope, it was curiosity. I’m puzzled by it.

  56. JC

    Flynn pleads guilty lying to FBI.

    This means Mueller has nothing from Flynn. Fatboy told us he would spill.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/01/court-schedules-plea-hearing-for-flynn-at-1030-am-et.html

  57. Oh come on

    Never claimed to be, Makka. Just made an observation, is all. Perhaps you misunderstood my comment. Anyway, I’ll say it again – the fact that caterwauling is still going on is ridiculous.

  58. C.L.

    Flynn pleads guilty lying to FBI.

    Which is the charge they level when they can’t make a case.
    Everyone will end up ‘lying’ if you interrogate them for long enough.
    It shocks and saddens me to see this huge Maoist streak in America’s justice system.
    The FBI, in particular, is a disgustingly fascist organisation. Founded by a cross-dressing peeping Tom, its mentality never changes.

  59. Makka

    Perhaps you misunderstood my comment.

    Perhaps you misunderstood mine. Use your scroll if the comments are so ridiculous.

  60. Stimpson J. Cat

    Anyway, I’ll say it again – the fact that caterwauling is still going on is ridiculous.

    Stop f$cking whining about people f$cking whining you f$cking whining whiner.
    Thank f$ck she has a Twitter account so I can still get my fix.

    😁

  61. C.L.

    Jacqueline McKenzie wrote a rather thoughtful and even quite lovely piece about men for Fairfax a few years ago: What I know about men.

    She strikes me as a sensitive loner; I don’t doubt she must have come across some oafs in her time.

  62. Oh come on

    If I was acting like a “head prefect”, you might have some kind of point. But I wasn’t, and so you don’t.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    It is scary how dangerous all these left wing workplaces are for women

    Any righteous father who lets their daughter get involved in the arts, media or politics is a failure.

  64. Boris

    As far as nuttiness goes, we’ve got loads of it. Likewise abuse.

    Indeed. I have no idea what particular thing she did for sinc to decide that she crossed the line, but I trust he must have had a serious reason. He is very tolerant and only bans people as a last resort.

  65. Boris

    Flynn pleads guilty lying to FBI.

    Link? I only see that he is charged.

  66. Dave in Marybrook

    You’re off-target, Infidel Tiger.
    Any father who does not prepare their girl with self-awareness and courage for a nasty world is a failure.
    One who claims victimhood in the world of politics and media- like Gillard- is below pity.

  67. Fisky

    Lion of the Blogosphere provides a number of good reasons why “libertarians” must shut up –

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/30/robots-could-soon-replace-nearly-a-third-of-the-u-s-workforce/?utm_term=.45a413bf9cbe

    The Washington Post reports on a study that alleges that between now and 2030, that’s only 13 years, automation will put 70 million Americans out of work.

    We must stop immigration now. The argument that we need immigrants to do jobs Americans won’t do is false. The economy of the future needs fewer workers, not more.

    The immigration scam must be shut down at once!

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu at 12.06;

    Seconded. The NW of WA has its faults but is a much better place for the arrival of whitey.

    And yes, I see what you did there!!!

  69. Boris

    This means Mueller has nothing from Flynn.

    How?

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    JC,

    Jacqueline McKenzie’s apogee was getting pumped hard by Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper. It’s been all downhill from there.

    Surely she could have died on the beach with Hando in Romper’s final scene. Would have been a great result for all.

  71. C.L.

    The Darwin Awards Twitter page used to be hilarious. Dozens of videos documenting the craziness of human beings. They used to play when you scrolled them up. Well, they’re still there but this is how the page looks now in the Snowflake era:

    https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin

  72. Infidel Tiger

    You’re off-target, Infidel Tiger.
    Any father who does not prepare their girl with self-awareness and courage for a nasty world is a failure.
    One who claims victimhood in the world of politics and media- like Gillard- is below pity.

    If you want to let your daughter work in a leftist rape zone that’s on you. You need to get righteous and start to protect your women folk. People are talking.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching Enter the Dragon – Bruce Lee just caught a cobra by grabbing its head and stuffing it into a black bag.

    Either they had great SFX in 1973 or it was a real cobra. If the latter – respect, Bruce. Respect.

  74. Infidel Tiger

    Jacqueline McKenzie’s apogee was getting pumped hard by Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper. It’s been all downhill from there.

    Surely she could have died on the beach with Hando in Romper’s final scene. Would have been a great result for all.

    You should be banned.

  75. C.L.

    Uh-oh.
    Top homosexual Democrat’s “husband” Weinsteined:

    Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg said Thursday he was taking seriously a report that his husband sexually assaulted and harassed several men, including some with business before the Legislature.

    The Boston Globe reported it spoke with four men who said Bryon Hefner sexually assaulted and harassed them over the past few years.

    Three of the men told the Globe that Hefner grabbed their genitals and one said Hefner kissed him against his will. The Globe said it found no evidence Rosenberg knew about the alleged assaults.

    Hefner said in a statement to the Globe through his lawyer that he was “shocked to learn of these anonymous and hurtful allegations.”

  76. Dave in Marybrook

    I nearly wrote self-awareness and strength, but in the world of violence, either you get the first strike in or you’re stuffed.
    But as Peterson said, I cannot endlessly protect my womenfolk. Nor would I want to- that’s the territory of a braggard, a Big Man or a Warlord. All I can do- the best and most important I can do- is teach them to protect themselves.
    Nor should libertarian femmes heed your warning to surrender the field of Arts, Media, Politics. Not that Arts is a noble calling anymore, it’s overwhelmingly renting oneself for the patronage of business poseurs and government.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    C’mon IT, be reasonable. We all know Jacquie’s not nearly as talented as the great Australian actress Linda Kozlowski.

  78. Tom

    Almost as good as his latest cartoon, Paul Zanetti has posted this GIF on his Twitter feed.

  79. Pivot

    Tom – Cheers to you as always 👍

  80. Tom

    Trump played golf with Tiger Woods over Thanksgiving in Florida last week. After a year off to heal his wrecked back, Woods is now tied for the lead in the PGA Tour event in the Bahamas and Trump has got the numbers from the RINOs in the Senate to get his tax bill passed later today.

    Just sayin’…

  81. Uh-oh.
    Top homosexual Democrat’s “husband” Weinsteined

    I don’t know which is more amusing, the claim that he has a ‘husband’, or that he’s been Weinsteined.

  82. johanna

    Re the stuff about oldies getting up on ladders.

    I repeat Judge Judy’s advice, from her pal the best gerontologolist in Noo Yok (and believe me, the Judge knows the best):

    If you want to live long, don’t fall.

    Nuff said.

  83. johanna

    Distinguished Australian actress Jacqueline McKenzie has revealed

    I have never heard of this ‘distinguished Australian actress.’

  84. johanna

    Has Victoriastan washed away into the Tasman yet?

    Here, we’ve had a bit of son et luminere, but really just a typical thunderstorm or two. No biggie. But yesterday we were warned by the BoM about the coming apocalypse.

    Currently, there is a bit of pattering rain. Half an hour ago, it wasn’t raining at all.

    It’s pretty normal weather around here.

  85. cynical1

    There has been a casting couch since Mae West was a girl.

    Only actresses could express shock at invitations to use it…

  86. John Constantine

    This summer, does it seem that the Stalinist owners of their vicco desal plant can be paid by the State for all the desal water the plant can make?.

    Even during floods?.

    Then if the plant breaks down, the crony State pays the Crony Stalinist’s for not using electricity?.

    Comrades.

    You have just gotta admire how their left never rests, never sleeps, as it endlessly writhes about searching for a way to get the edge and pull off the stinging scam.

  87. Tel

    Flynn pleads guilty lying to FBI.

    This means Mueller has nothing from Flynn. Fatboy told us he would spill.

    Flynn got caught on a very trivial technicality. He told the Russians he hoped they wouldn’t escalate… and then thought nothing of it.

    I mean, if he had said, “Yeah, go escalate buddy, I dare you, hope you go freaking ballistic over this.” then the FBI might have some sort of case had Flynn forgot to mention it. Part of the accusation is this:

    FLYNN’s false statements and omissions impeded and otherwise had a material impact on the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the existence of any links or coordination between individuals associated with the Campaign and Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

    That’s just crap, Flynn’s statements were totally immaterial and irrelevant to any investigation.

  88. John Constantine

    Royal commission into desalinisation plants.

    We want every signature that created the bastardized things.

    We want every crony consultant that enabled them.

    We want the clear and laid out money trail of where the taxpayers money ends up.

    We want RICO.

    We want the mafia and the crony Stalinist’s turning g states evidence on each other.

    Their turnbull will protect their lefts desal Rort to his last breath, and shorten will build more.

    Poor fella my country.

  89. Up The Workers!

    “Uh-oh.
    Top homosexual Democrat’s “husband” Weinsteined”

    The only solution is to give him the ‘Tijuana brass’!

    (Or is that how the problem started, in the first place?)

  90. calli

    Sad old farts and misfits. Not mentioning any names.

    Oi! I resemble that!

  91. Zatara

    Flynn pleads guilty lying to FBI.

    Is this the same Flynn who got fired less than a month into his gig for lying to Trump and Pence?

  92. John Constantine

    If their crony Stalinist State pays Stalinism to build a battery to power Stalin’s own desal plant, to be charged by windmills and diesel gennies, that will either pop my aneurysm, or convert me to their unstoppable leftist gravy train.

    Comrades.

  93. johanna

    Props for mentioning Mae.

    Whatta girl! She soon realised that she was being ripped off, and set up her own studio. At that stage, she was regarded as a B or C actress. Made plenty of money once she discarded the leeches.

    Oh, and she loved boxers and other muscly chaps. No lezzo, Mae.

    Fast forward to Lucy Ball. Lucy never quite made it in the movie roles they cast her in. She then shat all over them with Desilu and the Lucy show. She made hundreds of millions. I Love Lucy.

    With all the crap coming out about women in showbiz, and how impossible it is to succeed without putting out – I give you Lucy and Mae and Angela Lansbury. Angie, now about 90, has been twitterstormed because she not only says that sexual prancing has consequences, she also says that it never happened to her because she wouldn’t have it, and made that crystal clear.

  94. Mark A

    calli
    #2572708, posted on December 2, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Sad old farts and misfits. Not mentioning any names.

    Oi! I resemble that!

    So do I Calli, but we are getting there. It’s near on 3 years that I joined this illustrious group, come to think on it it could be 4? Just past the milestone of 50 at the time.
    Tempest fugit.

  95. calli

    Tempest fugit.

    Lol. All we can talk about is the weather.

  96. herodotus

    The BBC were reporting Flynn’s trouble with the FBI over his talking to the Russian ambassador.
    At the same time they were enthusiastically covering the opening of the World Cup – at the Kremlin.

    It’s truly bizarre world these days. Now it’s the left looking for the reds under the bed, long after the Soviet Union disbanded.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Biblical Deluge update.
    I have no readings for Sodom, but the ‘rat has had about 30 mm since 9:00 am Thursday.
    Good solid rain but hardly worth having the disaster deaf-signing guy on high rotation on the telly.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2572724, posted on December 2, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Leigh,
    26mm here.

    How high’s the water Mama?
    One inch high and rising!
    .
    Doesn’t quite scan really.

  99. entropy

    So to date in this extreme event total rainfall is the equivalent of a typical afternoon thunderstorm in Qld?
    I assume things are scheduled to turn nasty this arvo?
    Also I think looking at the radar Bairnsdale could get some flooding in a day or two.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    ABC star news presenter Juanita Phillips and her partner, former union boss and ex-Labor minister Greg Combet, are set to become Northern Beaches locals after they bought an Avalon Beach house for almost $2.7 million.

    I’m mystified that Gillard’s Minister for Climate Change didn’t warn Ms Phillips of the dire danger that rising sea level would wash away that entire suburb.

    Have they sold their beach house in Newcastle yet? Or did it submerge?

  101. Anthony

    What do we need?
    According to Obama via Bolta, the only time he was ever correct in a statement,
    More Tony Abbotts
    and no Malcolm Turnbulls.
    And no more silly old Howards.
    When do we need it?
    Now. Tomorrow’s too late.

  102. Anthony

    calli
    #2572717, posted on December 2, 2017 at 7:12 am
    Tempest fugit.

    Lol. All we can talk about is the weather.

    Trumble fuggit!

  103. notafan

    Mildly amused to read that someone getting called a wanker, just the once mind, after launching into someone a couple of days after they made a comment about an Eighteenth century philosophical movement is ‘abuse’ and thus worth mentioning.

    Gosh, in context it’s practically a term of endearment (don’t go all struthy now)

    Liberté, egalité, fraternité ou la mort.

    I got that stupid SES text at 12.34 am.

    Helpful.

    Has anyone done a Doctor Foster, Dan?

    This political headless chookery over routine weather events is unbecoming.

    not quite

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Meanwhile, Tesla autos are falling further behind any and all delivery projections.

    Ouchies for Elon:

    Germany Ends Tesla Model S Subsidies In Massive Blow To Company’s Government Funded Business Plan (yesterday)

    Apparently German government officials have finally woken up to the realization that it’s utterly ridiculous to use tax revenue generated primarily from middle and low-income households to fund subsidy payments to rich people buying $100,000 luxury sports cars. As Business Standard notes this morning, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Controls announced that it will no longer subsidize the Tesla Model S as it can not be delivered in a configuration that meets the 60,000 euro price limit.

    Can’t wait for other yummy subsidies for green crap to dry up.

  105. notafan

    Those desperately missing demented hobgoblins need only venture elsewhere on social media to have all their needs satisfied.

  106. H B Bear

    Sorry to hear Greg and Juanita are struggling after he left politics and can’t afford a harbourside mansion like Bob. I guess it must be all those cycling holidays in the south of France … oh hang the taxpayer picked up the tab for that.

  107. notafan

    Odd the Daily Telegraph reports that a Green’s supporter went down after can altercation between volunteers at a pre polling booth in Bennelong but on Twitter Miranda Devine reports a 91 year old Liberal volunteer fainted after being jostled by a Green.

    Separate incidents?

  108. Leigh Lowe

    First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this weekend is out, of sending a man to the top of a ladder and returning him safely to the earth. No single home maintenance project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of gutters and downpipes; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish

    (With apologies to JFK).
    Houston to Mayfly … do you read me … come in Mayfly … Over.

  109. Gab

    Stop the presses! It’s raining in Melbourne!

  110. notafan

    At commentary magazine
    ‘Michael Flynn and the conservative spidey sense’.
    Sobrah Ahrami on General Flynn , not complimentary

  111. calli

    Enough. Now it’s just getting silly.

    This sort of cr*p devalues genuine offences.

  112. cynical1

    Sorry to hear Greg and Juanita are struggling after he left politics and can’t afford a harbourside mansion like Bob. I guess it must be all those cycling holidays in the south of France … oh hang the taxpayer picked up the tab for that.

    Was that the trip where he a meal with Burke and Burke’s, umm, “assistant”.

    So many junkets, one does lose track.

  113. Tom

    Has Victoriastan washed away into the Tasman yet?

    Sadly, Johanna, the Great Biblical Flood of December ’17 turned out to be just a BOM catastrofarian’s wet dream.

    The whole thing, the satellite tells us, is heading out into the Tasman Sea, having dumped less than an inch on the middle of Melbournistan — which we were promised would get six inches-plus by tomorrow — and about an inch and a half where I am in southwest Vicco.

    I repeat: every time a BOM “expert” opens his mouth, he is lying because of the corrupt CAGW gravy train his hysteria is extorting public funds for — the biggest scandal in the history of science.

  114. lotocoti

    Stop the presses! It’s raining in Melbourne!

    Thou O Lord, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear;
    hear them, and save them, that they perish not.

  115. notafan

    Trump tweeted out that 2012 UK Mail Pow Wow Chow article about Elizabeth Warren.

    Lol

  116. Pickles

    Each time the Bionic Carrots (SES) send me an SMS I reply with a verse of Said Hanrahan. I know they probably don’t get the response but it makes me feel a bit better as I tip 2 inches out of the gauge. I see about 4-6 at Euroa and up stream so that will give a nice little pre summer flush. Time to get the sieves out and sneak up to the river and put a couple of them in upstream of the creek mouths. Just jokes Ms fishing copper.

  117. Baldrick

    Stop the presses! It’s raining in Melbourne!

    Wow! Who saw that coming?

  118. stackja

    John Barilaro’s attack on PM shows serious threat of renegade Nats
    SHARRI MARKSON, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    DEPUTY Premier John Barilaro’s astonishing demand that Malcolm Turnbull resign — a day after the Prime Minister capitulated to his party’s demands for a royal commission into the banking sector — has laid bare the serious problem of renegade Nationals undermining the federal leadership.

    The public attack on Mr Turnbull by one of the most senior figures in the National Party comes as The Saturday Telegraph has confirmed Nationals MP George Christensen is the politician who has been threatening to desert the Coalition and unleash havoc by sitting on the crossbench next week.

    A source who has spoken to Mr Christensen said he was still deciding whether to follow through with his threat, but firmly believed Mr Turnbull should no longer be PM.

  119. H B Bear

    Trump presidency is worth it just for the Tweets.

  120. Bad Samaritan

    With the end of days in Victoria; all animals being marched in pairs onto the one last remaining Ark……this could be the final sound they hear…

    For those who don’t like all that messing around with twelve-bar mumbo-jumbo, and “heavy” pigskin intro tomfoolery, you can go straight to one minute twenty……

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    No lezzo, Mae.

    ‘Goodness, what diamonds.’
    ‘Goodness had nothing to do with it.’

  122. twostix

    The “calls” for turnbull to resign over some bank thing are a mask for the real reason: Mp’s pretending to their base to be outraged over him passing fag marriage but too pansy to be against it in public.

    The nationals base are livid, nationals mps know they must be seen to do something but cant say why.

    Comical.

  123. duncanm

    One of the worst examples of attention whoring.

    yes – but its fun watching them claw and scratch each other like a bagful of cats.

  124. Tom

    Trump presidency is worth it just for the Tweets.

    Indeed, Humphrey, I don’t believe there would have been a Trump presidency without Twitter technology and, though Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey continues to censor non-leftists on behalf of his fellow liberals, he dare not touch the @RealDonaldTrump gold mine, which has made the company squillions.

    Take the latest issue: I was sucked in when Fox News Channel’s John Roberts — one of the best reporters on the White House beat (or so I thought) — started reporting matter-of-factually yesterday, quoting White House sources, that Rex Tillerson would be leaving his job in January.

    It was bullshit:

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 2h2 hours ago
    The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!

    It’s not just the entertainment value, Humphrey — it’s the cut-through and exposure of lying liars in the Washington swamp. As Trump’s chief of staff, General John Kelly, said last month, some of you fucking reporters need to get better sources.

  125. Geriatric Mayfly

    (With apologies to JFK).
    Houston to Mayfly … do you read me … come in Mayfly … Over.

    A night of cogitation on all those dire warnings about ascent and descent has led me to consider an alternative. The guilty blocker is a massive elm out the front. Should I take to its girth with an axe and will the rusting stent bear up under the strain? I am, at the moment, caught between a roof and a tree.

  126. rickw

    Stop the presses! It’s raining in Melbourne!

    Flood report from Coburg: The drain in the Bunnings car park that always gets blocked, got blocked, there was a puddle of water that almost stretched to the far side of the main entry road, it was a hefty 3″ at it’s deepest. Surprised that the SES weren’t there.

  127. cuckoo

    Coming to you live from beautiful downtown Melbourne, which has so far not been washed away by Stormageddon/Floodnado. The media have a natural interest in exaggerating this story. So, alas, do the Emergency Services workers. It must feel so good, having all those cameras and microphones pointed at you, amidst a tight camera-grouping of window-licking State government eunuchs, issuing dire apocalyptic warnings. You’re like Elmer Gantry and Snake Plissken, rolled into one. It’s hilarious watching the media scraping the egg off their face by inflating non-stories in an attempt to justify their hysteria. Tales of homeowners falling off ladders as they prepared for Stormageddon are the best they can come up with.

  128. entropy

    The nationals base are livid, nationals mps know they must be seen to do something but cant say why.

    I would say it isn’t just the SSM thing, it is a myriad of issues of which SSM is pretty minor and all of the is just getting back to the fact that the current liberal leadership is poison to the traditional base of the liberal party, let alone the Nats. And ONP is promising the cure, mainly in national party seats. This is just the nats waking up.

  129. Mater

    Leigh Lowe
    #2572741, posted on December 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

    … come in Mayfly…

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2572784, posted on December 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

    …Should I take to its girth…

    Ok you two. It’s fine to live in the VICINITY of Sodom…
    I think I’d rather not break this code!

  130. John Constantine

    In yarragrad, their feckless viclibs have lodged a proposal to their lefts electoral commission, that their upcoming electoral redistribution simply take a National held electorate out of existence and make a new urban electorate to service imported voters.

    This is how their voteherd Ponzi scheme takes Australia left, redistribution by redistribution.

    Comrades.

  131. C.L.

    No slippery slope, remember.
    It begins … at ABC Online, of course:

    Euthanasia: It’s not just about unbearable pain, it’s about self determination, expert says.

    Professor Eagar said the statistics showed that when it comes to choosing euthanasia, pain does not even make it into the top five reasons…

    Should it only apply to the terminally ill? After all, some people experience ongoing chronic pain without such an illness.

    And what about those with mental illnesses?

  132. Biblical Deluge update.

    It cleaned my spoutings out.

    Tip – 4″ downpipes will carry any amount of junk (including cricket balls from next door), means spoutings dont need clearing.

  133. Nick

    Surprised that the SES weren’t there.

    Who in Coburg would do community service that wasn’t by a court order?

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Professor Eagar said the statistics showed that when it comes to choosing euthanasia, pain does not even make it into the top five reasons

    So Professor Eager will be eager to try it out then. Off you go Professor. Tell us from the other side how it went.

  135. John Constantine

    After their Andrew broad hired social justice warriors for his office, ( The safest Tory seat in vicco) and went around supporting all the deplorable Australian pensioners in his electorate doing it tougher, because the country needed to pull in the deficit—–

    Then their Andrew broad unveiled his vision to use the pension cuts to pay to import mass refugee welfare voteherds to fill the kindergartens and schools of the Mallee.

    You may begin to see why the Nat’s are being squeezed by the black hand turnbullites, the left wymynsys demanding fifty percent wymynsys in winnable Nat seats, and their deplorable uncool obsolete base.

    Comrades?.

  136. A one in a hundred year storm! The 9th such storm since I have been living in Dannograd.

    Does that make me 900 years old?

  137. Baldrick

    Professor Eagar said the statistics showed that when it comes to choosing euthanasia, pain does not even make it into the top five reasons…

    So there you have it. Assisting people to top themselves won’t be introduced in Victoriastan until mid 2019 and they’re already talking about expanding its definition.
    Socialists just love killing people.

  138. Baldrick

    Climate porn: #ISurvivedTheMelbourneFloodnado

  139. Nick

    Which of the following death would an Australian Leftist protest about ?

    A) a foetus
    B) an old person
    C) a baby boomer
    D) a whale

  140. Mike of Marion

    incoherent rambler
    #2572800, posted on December 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I just shake my head in disbelief about the pissy down-pipes installed on new houses here in South Australia.
    My roof has gutter guard and it fares pretty well but gum pollen does build up in the gutters. A very heavy down-pour does shift the pollen.
    I have 100 mm down-pipes and even then, they struggle with gum leaves. All my roof water is collected – I have about 23000 litres of storage .

  141. Nick

    Climate porn: #ISurvivedTheMelbourneFloodnado

    The Tagline is ‘watch Victoria get very, very wet.

  142. Nick

    I have 100 mm down-pipes and even then, they struggle with gum leaves. All my roof water is collected – I have about 23000 litres of storage .

    I’ve some sort of bucket, U-shaped gutter with a German made bucket thing that feeds into a 100ml pipe. Does the business, but I know what you mean about gum leaves.

  143. stackja

    In the 1 hour to 3:20am this morning 52mm of rainfall was recorded at Burndoo.

  144. stackja

    In the 24 hours to 9am today Burndoo has received 94 mm of rain, Waiko 83 mm, and Long Plain 77.2 mm.

  145. Leo G

    A one in a hundred year storm! The 9th such storm since I have been living in Dannograd.
    Does that make me 900 years old?

    There being about 100 catchment zones in Victoria, one such storm should occur, on average, each year. Perhaps you are just an advanced nine-year-old.

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    The untested question
    Legal and trauma experts are uneasy about the child sex abuse royal commission’s ready acceptance of recovered memories.
    The Oz

    Whoever would have thunk it? I suspect that rigorous training of memories is currently underway in preparation for a coming show trial.

  147. egg_

    How’s the world’s biggest dildo’s (WBD) battery going – caught fire yet?

  148. Nick

    The Australian:

    Australia will take on France, Peru and Denmark in what is a favourable draw for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    The SMH:

    Socceroos to face France, Peru and Denmark in tough draw

  149. BrettW

    Shocking I know but PVO actually had written a good article about Shorten in today’s Oz. I am suspecting an alien has taken over his body.

  150. JC

    And what about those with mental illnesses?

    CL,

    Think of the positives . The hotline could be full time 24/7 snuffing out leftwingers. It would finally put us on the map as the centre of excellence in snuffing out lefties. What’s not to like?

  151. egg_

    JC
    #2572828, posted on December 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Aunty’s Planet America must be easing the Trump666phobia hotlines a little?

  152. lotocoti

    Extra points, cuckoo, for Snake Plissken.

  153. egg_

    Climate porn: #ISurvivedTheMelbourneFloodnado

    The Tagline is ‘watch Victoria get very, very wet.

    Hunchback pr0n.

  154. Robber Baron

    Oh no, the Gaia gods are so upset with repealing the carbon tax that here in Thornbury, it’s a light drizzle.

    My neighbor is pushing his luck with Gaia. He is replacing his roof today. The workers are removing tiles as we speak. The monsoon that is expected will wash away his ceiling with the deluge that is predicted by the Victorian government. He has been warned. He received a SMS.

  155. Rabz

    Is there anything happening on this planet other than a mild storm in Mosquebourne, FFS?

  156. Shy Ted

    The best (worst) thing about Satdi mornings is the insufferable Geraldine Doogue on RN. She laughed a lot today, though it’s not really a laugh, more a cue to leftie guests that they’ve said something derogatory about something that works. Today she was interviewing Chinee people who live in America and Oz. Chinee mum in America sent her kid to elite Chinee school and teacher made him eat and swallow an egg. Now he likes them. And now he’s bilingual or something. Chinee man married Chinee lady in Oz but he’s not as rich as the Chinee who stayed in Chineeland for capitalism and come here with their millions and buying property. But to prove their multiculti credentials Aussie author who has written a book no one will ever buy doing even worse. He earns less than minimum wage. But getting a free plug. Luckily I made it back home before Jonathon Green’ Guide to Living prog talked about socks. We pay for this.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    Channel Nein showing the best bit of Great Deluge street theatre this morning.
    Pedestrian subways in Flinders St have wrought iron railings set in bluestone bases about 100mm – 150mm high.
    They have sandbagged the entrance to the stairs to a height of 400 mm – 500mm.
    Floodwaters can be cunning. They don’t always use the stairs.

  158. Leigh Lowe

    Should I take to its girth with an axe and will the rusting stent bear up under the strain? I

    Cordless drill x 1
    25mm spade bit x 1.
    Roundup 1 litre (undiluted).
    Drill and pour.
    Repeat until Roundup is consumed.
    No axe to grind.

  159. Shy Ted

    How’s the world’s biggest dildo’s (WBD) battery going – caught fire yet?
    One thing’s for sure it isn’t being recharged by solar power and won’t be for the next few days. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a planet-saving investment.

  160. feelthebern

    #staysafemelbourne

    You know it’s serious if Hunchback Dan holds a press conference with someone signing away next to him.

  161. feelthebern

    Australia will not win a game in Russia.
    The only way they will draw is if it’s a nil all score.

  162. Rabz

    Forgot my concern troll hashtag:

    #wetgrannykillingperverts

  163. feelthebern

    Melbournians need to take special care of granny today lest an over zealous public servant deems the rain to be a reason to ship her off to the human tip.

  164. Rabz

    Australia will not win a game in Russia.

    Ye have little faith.

    I’m hoping for a miracle that involves us losing by less than three goals in any of the games.

  165. feelthebern

    Conversation will go like this.
    Where’s Nanna, mum?
    They had to put her down?
    Why?
    Well, you remember that shower of rain last week? She got wet.
    Ok.
    PS, here’s your share of the estate to buy yourself a Christmas pressies.
    Yay, for dead nanna.

  166. A question of procedure and ethics.

    If a Victoristan politician collapses from a heart attack or stroke while being transported in the tumbril:

    Should we euthanase or continue onto the guillotine ?

  167. Rabz

    Should we euthanase or continue onto the guillotine ?

    Just throw them to the braying mob. They’ll deal with the problem.

  168. thefrollickingmole

    For those not-hip-with-it fuddy duddies here i present the next frontier in “no one could believe this shits real could they?”

    “I know I have armpit fat, it’s OK … armpit vaginas, it’s awful!”

    Yes, apparently armpit vaginas are a “thing” now.

  169. feelthebern

    We literally have hundreds of Aussies playing overseas at decent levels of football (soccer) comps.
    I can’t believe we can’t field a better team than the one we currently have.
    We need a crazy European coach who makes it all click into place, whilst he’s rooting Slavic hookers & smoking cigarillos from the sideline.

  170. Thanks Rabz, I will put that in the operators manual.

  171. feelthebern

    PS, isn’t it time for John Howard to move to Victoria?
    He wouldn’t last a week with their “Get Grannies Money laws”.

  172. Rabz

    We need a crazy European coach who makes it all click into place, whilst he’s rooting Slavic hookers & smoking cigarillos from the sideline.

    It might just work.

  173. Update on my response to SOS in the wastelands. All structure put in place when last contracted gone. Place staffed now by a piss struck dolt with arms like toothpicks smothered in tough guy tattoos and the hand grip of a jellyfish who is rude confrontational and oppositional, a piss struck chavette well past her prime that needs the drunkards crutch to get a cup of coffee to its mouth in the morning and who is as uncouth and slatternly as you would find out of the north of England, and a feral female with dreadlocks who smells like she needs a toothbrush and a scrub out with condies crystals dressed like a rag and bone gypsy woman bag lady who is into fire stick dance and Gaia. All are fresh contracted workers with no local knowledge and don’t give a fuck. None are accustomed to the isolation or distances involved to be able to strategise a sound approach to tasks and none like to be told. Who hired these pricks? Err….the same mob that hired me. I will resist the siren call of self doubt. My skills of cat herding will not sort this posse of miscreants into a cohesive unit let alone effective workers individually. All previous full time local workers gone. In discussions it appears that the corporate plan is to see this arm of the operation be swallowed by a sink hole. My role here is apparently to try and not break anything in the meantime. Plan- fulfil the contract, resist the urge to go messy on these wasters, minimal extra miles then fuck off back to the beach. Do not take any offers from this mob again.

  174. Nick

    Word is the next innovation to be piloted by the Victorian Education Department is titled ‘old people suck, but not in a good way’

  175. feelthebern

    Rabz, it would be ideal if he had an unpronounceable name & a history of sexual indiscretions that would made Bill Shorten blush.

  176. Empire GTHO Phase III

    PS, isn’t it time for John Howard to move to Victoria?
    He wouldn’t last a week with their “Get Grannies Money laws”.

    Soft.

    You lot own him. You can take care of him.

  177. feelthebern

    We need Vlad Iroothookersastan.

  178. Nick

    We need a crazy European coach who makes it all click into place, whilst he’s rooting Slavic hookers & smoking cigarillos from the sideline.

    My list is someone with a haircut straight out of East Germany, requires a translator, randomly beats players with a stick, thinks that Serbia Vs Croatia is a dream game for the sheer amount of spit hurled, has a moustache and was once female.

  179. feelthebern

    We’ll do a swap.
    We’ll send you Howard.
    You send us Fatty Nixon (most probably on the back of a flatbed truck).
    You take care of Howard.
    We’ll send Fatty to one of our many organic, vegan restaurants where she’ll keel over for sure.

  180. Rae

    Wussia, Wussia has ticked up a notch overnight with Flynns guilty plea to misleading the FBI. His testimony on who directed him to contact the Russians might make things quite interesting.

  181. You send us Fatty Nixon

    You will need a steady supply of newborns.

  182. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2572877, posted on December 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

    We need Vlad Iroothookersastan.

    Ivana Shaghabic.

  183. feelthebern

    & hopefully the new Socceroos coaches first press conference will result in everyone from Tracey Spicer to Caroline Wilson calling for his sacking.

    Vlad: Yes, yes, I do like the boobies.

  184. Viva

    how the f does Combet have not one but two ex-wives, and stump up nearly 3 million for a house? With an ABC star who probably isn’t paid nearly as much as Sales or Ferguson?

    I recall being surprised to read that she earned around a cool half million just for reading the news. That was a few years ago. It would be even more now.

  185. Makka

    Where TF are you overburdened and what are you doing?

  186. feelthebern

    & he should be permanently sweaty.
    Even in sub zero temperatures.

  187. Geriatric Mayfly

    Roundup 1 litre (undiluted).
    Drill and pour.

    Excellent advice LL. However, offending elm stands on the nature strip. The Sodom Senate of Wards Assembled would have the victim taped off as a crime scene at the first sign of a curled leaf. Naturally, a sub committee would be appointed to get to the root of the malfeasance, and in fear of their zealotry, I remain obediently yours – a coward.

  188. Rae

    How’s the world’s biggest dildo’s (WBD) battery going – caught fire yet?

    One thing’s for sure it isn’t being recharged by solar power and won’t be for the next few days.

    Fact Check: Possibly true, because it’s connected to a wind farm.

  189. Shy Ted

    And some Nunindrag headlines so you don’t have to:
    ‘a narcissist beyond description’ – about Trump
    Tillerson ‘wasn’t afraid to stand up to world’s unhinged leaders. He even called one of them a moron.” – about Trump.
    The ‘arm vagina’ – Hollywood’s latest form of female self-flagellation, a cheery distraction from worrying about Donald Trump accidentally starting a nuclear war.
    In the age of Trump, it’s time to ditch the special relationship. It’s not as if Trump had carefully concealed his bigotry until now.
    Trump ‘admires and respects’ Theresa May, says US ambassador. Woody Johnson also claimed he liked the weather in the UK, finding it to be better than he had expected. (not a very good liar)
    Australian senator Sarah Hanson-Young cries during same-sex marriage debate. Sarah Hanson-Young speaks of her regret for not supporting a gay friend enough when they were growing up.
    Men who use their power to harass or intimidate women know how hard it is to expose them (could have been written a bit better)
    If Milo Yiannopoulos has huge support in Australia, men must call him out. Touring the country with him are Andrew Bolt and the animated political corpse known as Mark Latham. (Van Badham if you hadn’t guessed)
    Bad things don’t vanish when you look away. Don’t ignore Milo Yiannopoulos… “Yiannopoulos’ odious views but as an alternative to the Trumpish dystopia he exemplifies.” (thought they’d finished with Trump, didn’t ya?)
    Michael Flynn’s wrongdoing is just the tip of the iceberg. Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, is not just any old rodent. Flynn’s cooperation takes the trail of Russian collusion to the desk of the man we all know is at the center of this plot: Donald J Trump.
    We know it because Trump really can’t help but broadcast his guilt.
    And that’s how you lose $100,000,000 a year in journalism.

  190. littledozer

    So Meuller gets Flynn to cooperate against Trump.

  191. Rae

    Australia will not win a game in Russia.
    The only way they will draw is if it’s a nil all score.

    Yah. It’s a worry that they couldn’t score from the field against Honduras in Sydney. A Honduras own goal from a deflected indirect free kick plus 2 penalty shots was the best they could do.

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    A) a foetus
    B) an old person
    C) a baby boomer
    D) a whale

    E) a chicken

  193. Leigh Lowe

    However, offending elm stands on the nature strip. The Sodom Senate of Wards Assembled would have the victim taped off as a crime scene

    Front foot GM, get on the front foot.
    Bad things happen on dark nights.
    Next morning report to Council that you saw yoofs of African appearance loitering suspiciously near the tree.
    The investigation will stall right there.

  194. Makka

    So Meuller gets Flynn to cooperate against Trump.

    If Flynn had rolled, it’s doubtful they would go at him with such trivial charges.

  195. cynical1

    Is the VIC desal plant flooded yet?

  196. Nick

    & hopefully the new Socceroos coaches first press conference will result in everyone from Tracey Spicer to Caroline Wilson calling for his sacking.
    Vlad: Yes, yes, I do like the boobies.

    Hahahahhaha.
    Yes, Either a statement about liking young ones or safe school mantras repeated in a heterosexual context. That should get things frothing.

  197. notafan

    Pedestrian subways in Flinders St have wrought iron railings set in bluestone bases about 100mm – 150mm high.
    They have sandbagged the entrance to the stairs to a height of 400 mm – 500mm.
    Floodwaters can be cunning. They don’t always use the stairs.

    Thank-you for that piece of entertainment.

    my storm-water to the old creek in a dinner plate drain invariably backs up in heavy rain requiring donning of gloves and possum gloop removal

    no such exercise required so far though there is an ominous creaking at the rear of the house

    could be a tree branch but

  198. Nick

    I’m envisaging a Japanese coach, who, at a press conference, when his wife is asked a question says to her and nods ‘you may speak’.

  199. egg_

    Jonathon Green’ Guide to Living prog talked about socks.

    Is his chrome dome tuned to the parallel clown universe?

  200. Geriatric Mayfly

    Next morning report to Council that you saw yoofs of African appearance loitering suspiciously near

    No good that ploy. Even the dopiest member of the local Duma would know, that first sighting of such yoofs would rally the pitchforks, blazing torches and the stacking of faggots. (Is this right? Ed.)

  201. egg_

    How’s the world’s biggest dildo’s (WBD) battery going – caught fire yet?

    One thing’s for sure it isn’t being recharged by solar power and won’t be for the next few days.

    Fact Check: Possibly true, because it’s connected to a wind farm.

    That the dildo has a wind farm at the back end?

  202. thefrollickingmole

    Cy Tolliver for the new coach position…

    (the most evil character on TV, possibly ever)

  203. Dave in Marybrook

    Why not recruit a code-jumper coach from an all-Aussie background, who will transfer some fans too?
    Someone of the non-screamy kind, Lehmann or Sheedy. Bring a “how hard could it possibly be, ten blokes on a tennis court” attitude. Teach the sheilas, wogs and pooftas how to play on even if they have been side-boobed, hope the umps start allowing advantage- that alone is an innovation that might be worth a few gaols every quarter.

  204. John Constantine

    In yarragrad, it is a Signtastrophe.

    The Dan-nado looms.

    An inch of rain can wash the Chinese bribery scandal off the media headlines.

  205. egg_

    The Dan-nado looms.

    The big wet is Gaia’s Danolube for the upcoming dreaded heat?
    Rolling blackouts next, Dan?
    Gotta prop up the (other) tards Grid in SA.

  206. A dark night, lightning, a storm, a hunchback, …

    I think we are working up a plot.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Chloe’s case a study in failures of state care system

    The Australian
    12:00AM December 2, 2017

    Caroline Overington
    Associate Editor
    Sydney
    @overingtonc

    Her name has been changed but her wretched circumstances will forever be on the court record: Chloe was just eight years old when she started viewing pornography on her mother’s phone; nine when she started drawing erect penises on her bedroom wall; 11 when she made the first video of her sister in the shower and posted it to YouTube; not yet 12 when she created a social media site for men to comment on her pictures; and still only 12 when she first tried to commit suicide.

    Chloe isn’t a child prostitute in an impoverished ­country. She is a primary school student, living with her mother and two siblings in a three-bedroom home in Sydney’s western suburbs. Her circumstances came to light in September, after a Family Court case heard in Parramatta that stands now as example of how long some children must suffer, and how bad things have to get, before the state will consider finding permanent homes for them, away from abusive parents.

    While some details can’t be revealed, the basic facts are these: Chloe’s parents formed a relationship in 2003 and were together for only a relatively short period of time, but had three children: “Briana” arrived in 2004; “Chloe” in 2005; and “Dean”, in 2007.

    Court records show that the department began receiving “risk of harm” reports pretty much immediately. Chloe’s mother is a chronic gambler, with an addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and cannabis. She already had adult children from an earlier relationship, one of whom is addicted to ice, and she would often drop Chloe and her siblings at their house, or else in the care of sexual ­predators while she went gambling. At other times, Chloe would be left “unsupervised, underfed, inadequately clothed, (her) personal appearance neglected”.

    Pretty much as soon as Chloe started primary school, her teachers noticed something was wrong. They reported her circumstances to the NSW Department of Family Services, prompting welfare workers to visit, and to refer Chloe’s mother to “intervention services” in 2009, when Chloe was four, and again in 2010.

    The intervention was supposed to assist Chloe’s mother with their failings. She told them she wasn’t coping because she felt “zoned out” while under the influence of powerful opiates such as Endone, Panadeine Forte, OxyContin and other drugs, as well as drinking to excess and smoking cannabis. Chloe’s father’s situation was no better: court documents show he has a “significant criminal history, both as a juvenile and an adult” and all three children had expressed concerns about his “drinking, physical violence, and verbal abuse”.

    Welfare workers considered whether to remove Chloe, but because she and her siblings were indigenous, this was considered a last resort, and so they stayed put, even as the years wore on, and she started wagging school and roaming the streets, unsupervised, at night.

    From the Oz. I haven’t posted the whole article, but it keeps going back to the same issue. Chloe and her siblings are indigenous, and they can’t be put into foster care, for fear of another “stolen generation” so they are left in the swamp…

  208. Farmer Gez

    A grand total of 29mm here in the East Wimmera.
    10mm in a quick storm Thursday, 13mm early Friday and 6mm overnight.
    We were told by BoM our area would get 120-150 mm. Their super models can’t get 24 hours right and then we’re asked to believe they can predict decades of climate.
    When anyone who asks me what the weather will be, I say I don’t know and neither does anyone else.

  209. thefrollickingmole

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dont forget people like Monty & testesplatter think this is a good traditional upbringing, and for that family to be living with a middle class mindset would make them inauthentic Aboriginals.

    Only the squalid and impoverished are authentic (unless they are making money from complaining about the squalid and impoverished while picking up 6 figure pay packets)

  210. Leo G

    Shocking I know but PVO actually had written a good article about Shorten in today’s Oz. I am suspecting an alien has taken over his body.

    PVO’s main argument is that orchestrated campaigns to replace a prime minister during their elected term of office represent “the downfall of effective governance and political stability in this country”.
    Nonsense, of course.
    PVO’s ideal Executive is elected, apparently without opposition, by the people for successive fixed terms.

  211. Empire GTHO Phase III

    We’ll do a swap.
    We’ll send you Howard.
    You send us Fatty Nixon (most probably on the back of a flatbed truck).
    You take care of Howard.
    We’ll send Fatty to one of our many organic, vegan restaurants where she’ll keel over for sure.

    Now we’re talking. FOB origin?

    No union transport labour. I don’t want her going missing in transit.

  212. W Hogg

    W Hogg
    #2572928, posted on December 2, 2017 at 11:17 am
    Tom
    #2572217, posted on December 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    Wow. It just took my laptop two hours and sixteen minutes to process the latest batch of “updates” for Micrrotheft’s software dog, Windows 10. Even for that steaming pile of cybercrap, that’s a record. Just as well I had nothing else to do this afternoon.

    Took mine about that. Rebooted itself and I couldn’t use it until after lunch.

    Then next day nothing worked. Turns out it decided it needed 6GB of further shit. But not while at work on the same day. No, wait until I’m on mobile data and fuck a second day plus a month of data.

  213. Dave in Marybrook

    It’s amazing that you had to post so much of the article before the damning line about the separate treatment due to Aboriginality.

  214. You send us Fatty Nixon

    30 x 5kg Post Satchels ought to do it.

  215. Motelier #2572615, posted on December 2, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Just catching up.

    So SA had tge lights go out tonight.

    Hope Jay explains why.

    Just in time for day-night cricket, too.

    Is it still possible to play international cricket without power?

  216. Riccardo Bossi posted a segment on the last OF, about the Gay Movement and its connections to ‘young love’
    Here’s the article.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Farmer Gez
    #2572922, posted on December 2, 2017 at 11:10 am
    A grand total of 29mm here in the East Wimmera.
    10mm in a quick storm Thursday, 13mm early Friday and 6mm overnight.
    We were told by BoM our area would get 120-150 mm. Their super models can’t get 24 hours right and then we’re asked to believe they can predict decades of climate.

    The Bureau of Mythology is into disaster pron, due to the funding it generates.
    A bloke at work who has a passing professional interest in weather patterns (he does Metocean studies for a living) declared on Thursday arvo that the state wide forecast of Armageddon was bullshit, and correctly predicted that the East/Northeast would cop the heaviest drenching, but the rest of the state (including Melbourne) would just get some solid steady rain.
    Now, if he can figure that out by reading public domain charts and data …

  218. Tom

    Took mine about that [2 hrs+]. Rebooted itself and I couldn’t use it until after lunch.

    Then next day nothing worked.

    My sympathies.

    If Microtheft wasn’t such a fat, lazy monopoly and had to compete, those updates would take two minutes.

  219. If Microtheft wasn’t such a fat, lazy monopoly and had to compete, those updates would take two minutes.

    If they got it right the first time, no updates would be required.

  220. So Meuller gets Flynn to cooperate against Trump.

    Awww yeah. That perp walk was beautiful, all it needed was the orange jumpsuit and manacles.

    This is now officially bigger than Watergate, if Flynn’s testimony holds up. Nixon was never proven to have given orders directly to the plumbers.

    And of course Comgress is trying to pass a massive deficit-raising giveaway to the rich. So much for economic populism. Trumpism is a lie.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    If Microtheft wasn’t such a fat, lazy monopoly and had to compete, those updates would take two minutes.

    Microtheft will be to the 2020’s and 2030’s what IBM was to the 1980’s and 1990’s.
    Their arrogance and unshakeable confidence in their market power will open the door for someone to simply sell cheap and efficient machines which are application and content agnostic, and not trying to shove a bundle of web-browsers, business apps, cloud data storage and operating systems up the customers arse without any choice.

  222. Joe

    If Microtheft wasn’t did not believe it was such a fat, lazy monopoly and had to compete, those updates would take two minutes.

    News for Microsoft: You are not a monopoly, plenty of competition for OS and APPS. Only thing propping MSFT up, User Inertia.

  223. candy

    Does anyone take George Christensen seriously? Seems he’s always threatening to quit and Andrew Bolt believes him.

  224. Uh oh

    What colour ribbon will these storm survivors wear?

  225. egg_

    Just catching up.

    So SA had tge lights go out tonight.

    Hope Jay explains why.

    The dildo’s Press Office were left in the dark.

  226. C.L.

    This is now officially bigger than Watergate …

    LOL.

    Mmyes, Flynn spoke to the same Russian official Obama spoke to 22 times.

  227. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2572880, posted on December 2, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Fuck off Septimus. We’re not interested in the opinion of a Kitteh stalker.

  228. The Great Wet™ appears to have produced only one watercourse with levels in the red zone, with Castle Creek in the vicinity of Euroa reaching 3.5m. Outcomes are being chronicled in the Shepparton News.

    I had an uncle who once had a farm through which Castle Creek ran. It was usually low enough that his ‘ford’ on the property was nowhere near being under the water in any of my experiences. He did mention a flood that reached the verandah of the farm house once (probably mid ’70s). Not sure if this is as bad, but would be curious to know!

  229. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1134

    This is now officially bigger than Watergate, if Flynn’s testimony holds up.

    Hedging your bets with the bolded word??

  230. thefrollickingmole

    When was Monty of malmo off on his trip?

  231. Mmyes, Flynn spoke to the same Russian official Obama spoke to 22 times.

    Obama wasn’t committing treason, CL. Flynn probably was. But now he’s got a plea deal, so the truth will out. Fun times ahead!

  232. Baldrick

    This is now officially bigger than Watergate …

    Officially? By who’s reckoning, yours?

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