Open Forum: January 20, 2018

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    Kohler’s twitter feed is chokkers with rampant leftism.

    He quotes Vox as if it is even mildly acceptable by anyone except fever brained leftists.

    Long story short: he is ropeable the US economy is steaming ahead and hates tax cuts with a passion.

  2. egg_

    Rae
    #2614490, posted on January 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Has Rogers tried your @rseless wetsuits?

  3. egg_

    What was the ”incident”?
    Did Rogers have a go at her for having a stupid stage name?
    Or did she get a bit lippy?

    We may never know, “old woman”.

  4. herodotus

    Toad Hall was unofficially named as such by the low-rent students who inhabited it before and after construction was completed in the 1970s. The building was a budget alternative to the other halls of residence at ANU, and introduced themes like shared DIY kitchen facilities instead of staffed dining rooms. It was designed to be, in effect, a huge share house. The name was eventually adopted officially.

  5. Mater

    If they change Australia Day, watch Atlas shrug.
    The 26th of January will become the most unproductive work day in the Australian calendar.
    And they think it is divisive now…

  6. Gab

    “Dash it,” cried Bligh, as the notorious Catholic seaman whipped a passing Aborigine who was known to want the date of Australia Day changed from 26 January. “Come hither,” Simpson, “I have an idea of how we can replace this wretched tyre.” Simpson – who had sworn off sugar and was more than usually energetic – put down a book about Islamaphobia and moved closer to help.”

    LOL! You ought to become an author, CL 🙂

  7. calli

    Rogers is seriously cool, in the sense that the word means calm, stoic, intriguing and impressive, and suggests reserved confidence, a self-conscious aplomb in behaviour that distances itself from authority rather than directly confronts it. A way of fitting in while standing out, maybe.

    Toeing the Establishment line is hardly standing out.

  8. herodotus

    Van Wrongselen further embellishes his reputation by accusing opponents of changing Australia Day of trying to shut down the debate, or in other words, as hypocritical on free speech.
    Commenters have pointed out to Peter that the debate has been happening, it’s just that he seems not to have noticed.

  9. Leo G

    The Age said this song has “Shakespearean gravity”.

    Geoheliocentric?

  10. Roger

    Commenters have pointed out to Peter that the debate has been happening, it’s just that he seems not to have noticed.

    “Shut up, racist whitey” is hardly a debate, though.

  11. JC

    Leigh

    I’m reading the greenback’s retreat like this.

    People were thinking the Trumpster would be a strong dollar prez, but he doesn’t appear to be so judging by the fed appointment and those rumored to go on the board down the track. Trump seems to have taken my advice, which is to sign up guys who tend towards targeting nominal GDP. 🙂

    We have three rate hikes baked in that are well discounted by the market.

    The world economy really looks good going into 18. The important regions are doing well. Europe and Japan are pulling back on QE too, which is good for their currencies against the Buck.

    Most importantly there is zero evidence of any worrying inflation in the US, so there is absolutely no reason to run with a strong dollar policy in this climate.

    So the buck’s fall is a nothingburger and Kohler should retire. The goofball.

  12. testpattern

    We need to talk about Genocide

    ‘At a public meeting in Hobart in the late 1830s, Solicitor-General Alfred Stephen, later Chief Justice of New South Wales, shared with the assembled crowd his solution for dealing with “the Aboriginal problem”. If the colony could not protect its convict servants from Aboriginal attack “without extermination”, said Stephen, “then I say boldly and broadly exterminate!”

    .. surviving evidence indicates the British enacted genocidal policies and practices – the intentional destruction of a people and their culture…Eventually, Arthur declared that details of the war had to become a military secret.’

    https://theconversation.com/explainer-the-evidence-for-the-tasmanian-genocide-86828

  13. Oh come on

    Toeing the Establishment line is hardly standing out.

    Eminem, call your office! F-bombing Trump isn’t that edgy.

  14. nemkat

    Well, if we don’t know, why say she was left semi concussed?

  15. egg_

    The Age said this song has “Shakespearean gravity”.

    Didn’t Blancett say that artistes bend gravity or summut?

  16. twostix

    As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll bands, Tim Rogers has released 10 studio albums, three of which have debuted at number one in consecutive order – 1995’s Hi Fi Way, 1996’s Hourly Daily and 1998’s #4 Record – with the records receiving ARIA Awards and multiple platinum and gold status for commercial sales.

    lol.

    “The Bugman internal hive known as the Australian music industry says they’re cool!”

    They never made a dint outside of Australia, because they’re shit:

    ” One American friend commented, “sounds like an unhinged mess“”

    But for some reason, they were put on high rotation at JJJ anyway.

    LOL

  17. Red Alert has been issued for an out of control bushfire in the Royal National Park.

    I know it is a cool computer game. How does help contain a fire?

  18. RobK
    #2614509, posted on January 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Leigh,

    As I said to Mrs L … “Exports more competitive, imports less competitive. How is that bad?”
    I then threw my cordial glass at the telly.
    #montynomics

    Consider using plastic tumblers, they’re easier to clean up.

    Buy a nerf gun and then make a scope out of a toilet roll and 2 pieces of black sotton for the crosshairs

    If you want sniper mode use the cardboard roll from cling wrap or hand towel.

  19. Infidel Tiger

    Peter van Onselen
    @vanOnselenP
    ·
    Jan 19
    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda are getting frustrated that the world is a changing and it’s harder to hold power and control the agenda in this social media age. #auspol

    This beta boy was once championed as a conservative voice in the media.

  20. Oh come on

    There are a bunch of NeverTrumpers and RINOs who have claimed this whole time that there is no fake news conspiracy, there have been a few media screw ups but there’s no actual malice or bias involved.

    I can’t remember who but someone pointed out that if they were honest screw ups, they’d be impacting both sides equally, right? But the fake news rains down on Trump and only Trump. How can this be explained if not by malice or bias?

  21. egg_

    What was the ”incident”?
    Did Rogers have a go at her for having a stupid stage name?
    Or did she get a bit lippy?

    Da misogynee breaks out in da sock – medic! Stat!

  22. Snoopy

    How can this be explained if not by malice or bias?

    It is possible to toss 30 heads in a row.

  23. Jo Smyth

    PVO was brought up in an era when Universities were using indoctrination, a process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs and criticism was not allowed. He is not a free thinker, he is an academic. How does anybody with an indoctrinated brain have a clue what it is like to have an opposing point of view?

  24. JC

    Interesting piece in the Oz about the Oz real estate market. I don’t say it’s good because I have no idea, if the fucker is right, wrong or babbling self serving bullshit.

    He reckon the oz market is potentially a disaster area and when or if it goes down, it will burn the banks and everyone standing in the way of the fall.

    Drapac has not bought an Australian asset in seven years after previously holding acres of land in Melbourne’s CBD that he sold off when the financial crunch came in 2009.

    “I should’ve hung on a bit longer, but the GFC was destabilising for us, we wanted to get rid of our debt position, so we sold,” he says.

    “I had three acres in (Melbourne’s) William Street that sold for $46m and I think today it’s worth about $350m. That burns, of course it does, but I’m very risk averse and I like to invest in markets that have taken a hit, but have a long history of performing.”

    That’s incredible to me. he sold a parcel of CBD land within the last decade and it’s now worth $350 mill. FMD

    More here.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/michael-drapac-warns-of-disaster-for-property-developers/news-story/6edbcc4a90d45708ee87ddd828649929

  25. twostix

    Van Wrongselen further embellishes his reputation by accusing opponents of changing Australia Day of trying to shut down the debate, or in other words, as hypocritical on free speech.

    There’s no debate to be had, if Van Olsen and his retarded class of foreigners don’t like Australians or the day we celebrate our people arriving here and establishing this place, he can go back to his dreadful disintegrating nation state in continental Europe.

  26. mh

    I watched a tv documentary last night, something like World’s Worst Places To Be A Woman. The episode was filmed in Honduras, and could equally have been called Honduras – a total SHITHOLE.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3272079/The-dangerous-place-woman-hell-Honduras.html

  27. Oh come on

    Alan Kohler: Trouble ahead: greenback’s fall shows US tax reform is a disaster for the economy.

    The stupid, it burns. Seriously, who paid this guy millions for his rag?

    Keep this quote, though. It’s going to be up there with the Kruggler’s first pass prediction of the stock market on election night, 2016.

  28. DrBeauGan

    Nobody here is focussing on the really important issue of the day. That is, which would win in a fight, the deathstar or a Borg Cube?

  29. twostix

    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda are getting frustrated that the world is a changing and it’s harder to hold power and control the agenda in this social media age. #auspol

    “We’ve imported so many economic mercenaries and people who hate white Australians that we nearly have the power to force the Australian nation to ‘debate’ abolishing their national day”.

  30. JC

    Does anyone else find Katie Page … like really, really annoying in an irritating sort of way? I do.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/home-design/prestige-property/gold-coast-katie-page-slashes-prices-of-main-beach-apartments/news-story/c4b6f8a2db8b36e0fc9f85590f653ed8

    Why doesn’t she take Gerry’s name, or are we on the strong, empowered woman shtick? Why doesn’t the weak kneed doofus demand it or tell to fly her kite elsewhere?

  31. C.L.

    “I had three acres in (Melbourne’s) William Street that sold for $46m and I think today it’s worth about $350m. That burns, of course it does…”

    46 mill is a burn I could manage to live with.

  32. testpattern

    1938 Aus Day commemoration plate showing Firsts being shot

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DT22mGAUMAMPkVx.jpg:large

  33. Rae

    But for some reason, they were put on high rotation at JJJ anyway.

    Multiple platinum and gold album sales in Australia, twostix.

    Gold = 35,000 ; Platinum = 70,000 ; Double Platinum = 140,000

    Could be that lotsa people liked their music. Ya think? Maybe?

  34. Infidel Tiger

    Drapac has not bought an Australian asset in seven years after previously holding acres of land in Melbourne’s CBD that he sold off when the financial crunch came in 2009.

    “I should’ve hung on a bit longer, but the GFC was destabilising for us, we wanted to get rid of our debt position, so we sold,” he says.

    “I had three acres in (Melbourne’s) William Street that sold for $46m and I think today it’s worth about $350m. That burns, of course it does, but I’m very risk averse and I like to invest in markets that have taken a hit, but have a long history of performing.”

    Sounds like he stuffed up royal and is now wishing and hoping to be proved right in retrospect.

  35. nemkat

    He reckon the oz market is potentially a disaster area and when or if it goes down, it will burn the banks and everyone standing in the way of the fall.
    Meh.
    Both sides agree that the Banks are too big to fail, and there isn’t any problem that can’t be solved by more immigration.

  36. That is, which would win in a fight, the deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    Like most fights, it would depend on who got in the first punch.

  37. calli

    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda

    I wonder which conservatives they would be.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    “We’ve imported so many economic mercenaries and people who hate white Australians that we nearly have the power to force the Australian nation to ‘debate’ abolishing their national day”.

    That’s the awful truth. As Section 18c has shown, the invasion is almost complete.

    Thanks John Howard. You’re a ripper.

  39. C.L.

    Peter van Onselen is such a light-weight. Almost Karl Stefanovic class.
    When right-wingers oppose the noisy, ubiquitous left-wing establishment’s views, he says this is an attempt by them to stifle free speech. This is supposed to be master trolling, in his retarded muppet’s imagination. Nobody is attempting to censure, prosecute, 18c, sack or jail anybody for advocating a new date for Australia Day. On the other hand, leftists do routinely try to censure, prosecute, 18c, sack or jail their opponents.

  40. JC

    Sounds like he stuffed up royal and is now wishing and hoping to be proved right in retrospect.

    Yea good point. …..The sour grapes thing. I don’t get his US strategy. Chicago and Philly? The only thing that’s come out of Philly in the last 50 years are footballers and whores. I don’t know much about US real estate but Philly always felt like a dying metropolis.

  41. Entropy

    Gold = 35,000 ; Platinum = 70,000 ; Double Platinum = 140,000

    Could be that lotsa people liked their music. Ya think? Maybe?

    That is “sold” to distributors, Rae. Not the public. But you knew that.

  42. egg_

    Sock squadron in formation, Captain!

  43. JC

    Both sides agree that the Banks are too big to fail,

    That’s the biggest myth ever created by the left and people continue to buy into it.

    Always ask what is meant by too big to fail and who it impacts. Most certainly not the owners (shareholders) who were and would be totally fucked by bailouts. During the GFC, un-split, Citgroup stock went from 500 bucks a share to $1 due to the market falling and the US government taking enormous dilutive stake. That’s just one example.

  44. egg_

    Sock squadron in formation

    But have they synchronised Fitbits?

  45. JC

    Boston Globe even.. goes after Pocahantas Warren for lying about her ancestry. Of course, even though it’s half a hit job on Warren, or more accurately a plea to get this thing in order before the senate elections, the bint writing the piece has a go at Trump in order to virtue signal. There’s an accusation Trump is being racist for mocking “Pocahontas”. He’s not being racist at all, he’s mocking the communist cow for lying most of her adult life about her pedigree and gaining from it.

    Even the tribes are upset with her.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/01/19/elizabeth-warren-native-american-problem-goes-beyond-politics/uK9pGOl4JBmqmRUcxTNj3H/story.html

  46. John Constantine

    The big banks know the population Ponzi scheme will save them, and the end of cash.

    Doubling the population of Australia, with all the new voters needing tap and go cards, bank accounts for welfare, all the bank gouges.

    Masses of imported poor people are a gold mine for bank services and prop up house prices.

    Comrades.

  47. Oh come on

    All the concern seems to be about deposit-holders, right JC? But they’re first in line to get paid if a bank fails and its assets are liquidated. Not to say that there wouldn’t be chaos and very difficult times for a while if a major bank was allowed to fail, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. No bank is literally too big to fail.

  48. twostix

    Could be that lotsa people liked their music. Ya think? Maybe?

    Today their highest watched song on Youtube has 400,000 views accumulated over nearly a decade.

    Nobody likes them, they are completely manufactured bugman angst band who nobody except the retarded bugman class can name the name of a single song of.

  49. Snoopy

    Their ABC

    Known as “Dreamers”, their right to remain in the US is due to be revoked in early March.

    Isn’t their ‘right’ simply set to expire in early March?

  50. JC

    OCO
    Yep
    It appears that TBTF now basically means the depositors will be protected along with the bondholders. The shareholders will be fucked as they were during the GFC.

    Ask a leftwinger… If they support TBTF and of course they will say no. Ask them if they support deposit holders being protected and of course they will answer in the affirmative.

  51. Leo G

    ‘At a public meeting in Hobart in the late 1830s, Solicitor-General Alfred Stephen, later Chief Justice of New South Wales, shared with the assembled crowd his solution for dealing with “the Aboriginal problem”. If the colony could not protect its convict servants from Aboriginal attack “without extermination”, said Stephen, “then I say boldly and broadly exterminate!”

    In the 19th century, the word “exterminate” was polysemous- that is to say, it had a diversity of meaning. As an educated man of the time and a juror, Stephen would be most likely to use the word in that common sense from Latin exterminare “drive out, expel”.
    According to Davide Rodogno in his book Against Massacre, European government officials of the time used the term to mean “to uproot, expel, remove or displace indigenous populations usually to allow for the settlement of European colonies”.

  52. testpattern

    1938 Aus Day commemoration plate showing Firsts being shot

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DT22mGAUMAMPkVx.jpg:large

    The scene was reproduced from a one pound banknote, and referred to in relation to the Forrest River massacre, when WA Premier and NT Administrator Frank Wise quoted a witness in Wyndham saying ‘This has been going on since Captain Cook’ and holding up the banknote in court.

    http://www.australianbanknotes.net/one_pound_banknotes/r25_r.jpg

  53. JC

    LOl

    Steve Wozniak is still on Apple’s payroll four decades after co-founding the company

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he’s still “technically an employee” after four decades.
    Wozniak joked that since he reported to Steve Jobs, he can’t be fired.

  54. A Lurker

    Nobody here is focussing on the really important issue of the day. That is, which would win in a fight, the deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    Neither – a Vorlon Heavy Cruiser would slice and dice both into little pieces.

  55. testpattern

    #Australia Day

    More great Aussie massacres in PNG.

    On Australia Day these indigenous victims deserve to be remembered too

    ‘In early 1935, the press in Australia mentioned only the killing of the two white men. The fate of the Chimbu people who died was not considered to be of interest. I guess nothing much has changed.

    So here’s the other side of the story from the Chimbu Valley, where an estimated 100 or so men were killed in the days following the shooting of the two missionaries.’

    http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2018/01/the-truth-about-the-highlands-frontier-i-want-to-tell-it-my-way.html

  56. egg_

    ‘At a public meeting in Hobart in the late 1830s, Solicitor-General Alfred Stephen, later Chief Justice of New South Wales, shared with the assembled crowd his solution for dealing with “the Aboriginal problem”. If the colony could not protect its convict servants from Aboriginal attack “without extermination”, said Stephen, “then I say boldly and broadly exterminate!”

    As the Abos hadn’t invented steps, Daleks could exterminate them.

  57. struth

    Australian acts include the John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Spiderbait, The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, and Sarah Blasko.

    – AAP

    That “festival” Rogers was too drunk to play has all the usual suspects as acts.

    Raging Marxist wankers the lot.
    every one of them.

    I couldn’t be arsed even looking but I bet my left nut, it’s taxpayer’s money they are getting, be it just the cost of organising it by gov and NGO taxpayer funded , so I think it’s only fair that if right wing tax payers aren’t allowed to listen to what we could only loosely call their “music”, they give our taxes back.
    I can do without listening to their shit.
    I’d rather get my money back, thanks.
    Even if the punters paid for tickets, there are many times taxpayers fork out for their performances, but definitely for their promotion.
    The entire cost of triple j needs to be paid back, for a start.

  58. egg_

    1938 Aus Day commemoration plate showing Firsts being shot

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DT22mGAUMAMPkVx.jpg:large

    The scene was reproduced from a one pound banknote, and referred to in relation to the Forrest River massacre, when WA Premier and NT Administrator Frank Wise quoted a witness in Wyndham saying ‘This has been going on since Captain Cook’ and holding up the banknote in court.

    http://www.australianbanknotes.net/one_pound_banknotes/r25_r.jpg

    Did the nomadic Abos send up a smoke signal indicating a territorial dispute?

  59. egg_

    Today their highest watched song on Youtube has 400,000 views accumulated over nearly a decade.

    Hehe, even I can beat that!

  60. Makka

    Both sides agree that the Banks are too big to fail, and there isn’t any problem that can’t be solved by more immigration.

    And more Debt.

  61. johanna

    Cripes, Tom Petty had enough dope in him to fell an elephant when he died:

    Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday.

    The coroner’s office attributed Petty’s death at the age of 66 to a “mixed toxicity” of fentanyl, oxycodone, generic Restoril, generic Xanax, generic Celexa, acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl.

    The medical examiner’s report lists the manner of death as “accidental.”

    [ … ]

    We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident,” Petty’s wife, Dana and daughter, Adria, said in a Facebook post.

    Dana and Adria Petty said that the veteran musician was suffering from emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip that he was treating with medication so that he could continue touring.
    .

    “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication,” Dana and Adria Petty said.

    Yeah, right, because a competent doctor routinely prescribes four different strong opoiods concurrently for pain relief. Not.

    He must have been desperate for money to be touring with his hip in that state, though. It certainly would have been very painful.

  62. egg_

    I couldn’t be arsed even looking but I bet my left nut, it’s taxpayer’s money they are getting, be it just the cost of organising it by gov and NGO taxpayer funded ,

    Like most Abo bands in Oz.
    Also note they are rarely without at least one Whitey band member, whether they self-identify as Abo or not.

  63. struth

    According to testes the abos were all sitting around peacefully singing kumbaya, and then we turned up.

    Seeing that on first contact with whites, aboriginals had designated warriors, why did they have them for?

  64. egg_

    Both sides agree that the Banks are too big to fail, and there isn’t any problem that can’t be solved by more immigration.

    And more Debt.

    +1

    The type of immigrants who place heavy demand on the Community Services sector?

  65. miltonf

    So according to Wikipedia Van Onesie used to be an advisor to Tony Abbot on industrial relations. Sounds too ridiculous to be true.

  66. nemkat

    Eggy, i know people from the Balkans aren’t renowned for their sense of humour, but:
    Is there any chance of you upgrading your trolling?
    From dismal to banal would still be an improvement.

  67. DrBeauGan
    #2614540, posted on January 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Nobody here is focussing on the really important issue of the day. That is, which would win in a fight, the deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    Sweet Meteor of Doom would kick their arses

  68. struth

    Also note they are rarely without at least one Whitey band member, whether they self-identify as Abo or not

    It’s all taxpayer funded.
    Those whites are paid to be there, and paid to organise aboriginal artists, it’s a big corrupt, parasitic take.

    Aboriginal people loved country music and Slim Dusty until the feral left subsidies musos came out to change them to a what they considered more appropriate for blacks.
    It is actually called desert reggae

  69. egg_

    Is there any chance of you upgrading your trolling?

    Give us all a lesson, sock #shelloil?

  70. Roger

    Aboriginal people loved country music and Slim Dusty until the feral left subsidies musos came out to change them to a what they considered more appropriate for blacks. It is actually called desert reggae

    And brought the ganja with them?

  71. Boambee John

    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda are getting frustrated that the world is a changing and it’s harder to hold power and control the agenda in this social media age. #auspol

    “Conservatives” in this case would be the left fascists whose long march through the institutions to become the establishment, being in power and in control of the agenda, might (just might, not necessarily is) be coming under challenge. They are nervous about this potential challenge to their hegemony.

  72. Makka

    Both sides agree that the Banks are too big to fail, and there isn’t any problem that can’t be solved by more immigration.

    And more Debt.

    I’m referring to Oz here. We saw what Gillard and KRudd did with spending , our Debt and the Bank G/tee, all of which was meant to protect our Banks taking a huge hit. Australians (therefore the Banks) are so deeply buried in RE debt that any substantial shock to their ability to pay back mortgages would put a torch to our banking system and the AUD. And yes, Turdball would do the same as the filth, in a heartbeat.

    Immigration and never ending Debt (=hight taxes) is the future of Australia.

  73. struth

    Yothu Yindi are still an act according to Yolgnu people.
    You just pass on the funding to your kids, brothers and any other prick you know, so don’t expect to recognise them anymore.

    Treaty was written by Darryl Braithwaite, or somebody like that, if I recall correctly.

  74. Roger

    Treaty was written by Darryl Braithwaite, or somebody like that, if I recall correctly.

    I don’t think Braithwaite has a political bone in his body,

    Paul Kelly is listed as the primary songwriter.

    Figures.

  75. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2614544, posted on January 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm
    1938 Aus Day commemoration plate showing Firsts being shot

    Thank you, I had never known that the aborigines had used firearms to exterminate the pygmies who preceeded them in Australia.

  76. mh

    Wiki:
    “Treaty” was written by Australian musician Paul Kelly and Yothu Yindi members Mandawuy Yunupingu, Kellaway, Williams, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mununggurr and Marika and Peter Garrett.

  77. egg_

    Even Peter Costello’s “Batts are burning” has 34,000 views on Youtube – he might eclipse Rogers?

  78. struth

    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda are getting frustrated that the world is a changing and it’s harder to hold power and control the agenda in this social media age. #auspol

    This is a great little piece of lefty paranoid bullshittery.

    Ticks all the boxes.
    Conservatives are dinosaurs.
    Angry old men, in other words.

    They are irrelevant, because we are telling you they are, no matter the reality, and the groovy people are now in charge, (yet they have been in charge since at least the Whitlam era, really).

    But yet, you can smell his frustration and fear, go on, if you can’t, get closer to the screen, and take a big sniff.
    It’s unmistakable lefty fear fart bubbles.

  79. lotocoti

    showing Firsts being shot

    And I thought I went to a tough school.

  80. miltonf

    Speaking of Murdoch rags, has Rupert finally stepped down from running Newscorpse? I seem to recall reading somewhere that professional managers rather than his sons were going to take over.

  81. struth

    Wiki:
    “Treaty” was written by Australian musician Paul Kelly and Yothu Yindi members Mandawuy Yunupingu, Kellaway, Williams, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mununggurr and Marika and Peter Garrett.

    Sometimes I should just Wikipedia shit, but I’m glad to be wrong on this one and as you can see I wasn’t sure, hence “if I remember correctly” as my out.
    Braithwaite showed a bit of class at the last music awards and the only one on the whole program worth watching, other than that, Paul (snore) Kelly was king of the show for his life long contribution to leftism.

  82. Boambee John

    egg at 1500

    Like most Abo bands in Oz.

    See my earlier comment about Yothu Yindi, previous page.

  83. Steve trickler.

    The producers and money, behind this film, are shitting themselves. No doubt a SJW onslaught will ensue. And it’s Sci-Fi.

    They hit the ‘enter’ button on this. People will discover the original film.



    Zero chance a film and sequel will talk about Mohammed, in such a way.

  84. DrBeauGan

    Sweet Meteor of Doom would kick their arses

    Didn’t he knock back being vp on the cthulhu ticket?

    On the vorlon cruiser versus the borg cube I have this authoritative quote:

    Anyone who thinks a Vorlon cruiser, battleship, whatever,
    is going to blow away a Borg cube must be taking something…funny. I’d like to get a hold of it in
    pill form 🙂

    The whole “8472 and Vorlons are roughly equal because
    they both use bioships” spiel is sooooooooooooooo old.
    It’s equivalent to someone saying, “Well, the Breen
    use organic components in their ships, so they’re equal
    to 8472, too.”

  85. calli

    That’s all news to me, but it makes perfect sense. “Treaty Now” written by whitey Marxists to be performed by useful dusky types.

    At least Dingo made up the smoking nonsense as a joke.

  86. stackja

    Silly statements are silly, regardless of who makes them. I decide who to believe.

  87. Rae

    Entropy #2614553, posted on January 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Gold = 35,000 ; Platinum = 70,000 ; Double Platinum = 140,000

    Could be that lotsa people liked their music. Ya think? Maybe?

    That is “sold” to distributors, Rae. Not the public. But you knew that.

    Actually based on net Australian wholesale sales of each album, as certified by the chief financial officer of the ARIA member. But you didn’t know that.

    Sad 4 U.

  88. calli

    On the vorlon cruiser versus the borg cube

    Meh. The Vogons would liquefy the lot simply reciting poetry.

    Life Lesson – never obstruct an intergallactic highway.

  89. mh

    From Tim Blair:

    ….A few years ago, during Barack Obama’s presidency, millionaire Hollywood leftist John Cusack mused in an online opinion piece:

    One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League A**hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some sh**hole for purely political reasons?

    There’s that unpleasant word again. But following Trump’s alleged use of the same word, Cusack became outraged. “He is the s**t hole country,” the script-reading socialist fumed on Twitter. “America needs to exile his disgusting racist ass.”

    HOW DARE DONALD TRUMP SAY EXACTLY WHAT WE SAY

  90. JC

    This is blog by run ostensibly by an entertainment lawyer in Hollywood. Who knows if its bullshit. He runs stories called “blinds” where no names a mentioned.

    If this story is true, Hollywood is the most depraved disgusting shithole toilet in the universe and needs to be bulldozed. I’ve never heard of so much depravity. Parents selling their kids to producers to have their way with them. The place is just pure evil. He reckons it’s about to come out and bigger than Weinstein. Lets see.

    http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2018/01/four-for-friday-its-about-time-himmmm.html

  91. DrBeauGan

    Meh. The Vogons would liquefy the lot simply reciting poetry.

    In space, nobody can hear you recite poetry, Çalli.

  92. Farmer Gez

    Firsts being shot

    Thanks Testpattern as you prompted me to read Cook’s and Bank’s notes on the landing.
    Cook had no aggressive intentions and only fired small shot at the elder of two warriors who threatened them. A brave action by the locals but Cook never intended to kill.
    He left gifts in huts which were occupied by children left behind when the adults fled. The children were hiding and Cook’s landing party made no contact with them.
    As with all history, the most faded writing is bettter than the best memory.

  93. Chris

    I enjoyed the first film of The Man From Earth. A bit of gentle blasphemy did no harm, actually was the ‘transgression’ it needed to make it as a play.

    Very light on stage sex n violence though…

  94. egg_

    Yothu Yindi

    Members
    Arranged alphabetically, current members in bold.

    Andrew Belletty – drums
    Hughie Benjamin – drums
    Jodie Cockatoo Creed – vocals
    Matt Cunliffe – keyboards
    Sophie Garrkali – dancer
    Natalie Gillespie – vocals
    Julie Gungunbuy – dancer
    Ben Hakalitz – drums
    Robbie James – guitar
    Stuart Kellaway – bass guitar
    Banula Marika – vocals, dance
    Bunimburr Marika – yidaki (didgeridoo)
    Witiyana Marika – manikay (traditional vocals), bilma (ironwood clapsticks), dancer
    Milkayngu Mununggurr – yidaki
    Tom Neil – harmonica/triangle player
    Baruka Tau-Matagu – keyboards
    Cal Williams – guitar
    Bart Willoughby – drums
    Galarrwuy Yunupingu – vocals, bilma, guitar
    Gapanbulu Yunupingu – yidaki
    Gavin Makuma Yunupingu – yidaki, bilma, vocals
    Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – keyboards, guitar, percussion, yidaki, vocals (died 2017)
    Mandawuy Yunupingu – singer-songwriter, guitar (died 2013)
    Malngay Kevin Yunupingu – yidaki, bilma, dancer, vocals
    Mangatjay Yunupingu – dancer
    Narripapa Nicky Yunupingu – yidaki, dancer (died 2008)
    Yunupingu Makuma Gurrumul Narripapa Mununggurr Yunupingu Marika, vocals

  95. Makka

    Parents selling their kids to producers to have their way with them

    That’s behind close doors. Out in the open you get a feel for what’s really happening by observing how parents dress up and sexualise their young kids in those child beauty pageants. It’s sickening.

  96. calli

    The Vogons be crafty and subtle killers Dr Beau.

  97. calli

    egg_
    #2614622, posted on January 20, 2018 at 3:41 p

    A triangle player!

    😄

  98. Boambee John;

    Thank you, I had never known that the aborigines had used firearms to exterminate the pygmies who preceeded them in Australia.

    The French sold the Aboriginals about a million flintlock rifles, but then refused to supply any further ammunition.
    As they do…

  99. Marcus

    Nobody here is focussing on the really important issue of the day. That is, which would win in a fight, the deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    Please! The Borg couldn’t even handle Species 8472.

  100. stackja

    The aborigines that met Cook printed many encyclopaedias for today’s experts to consult.

  101. mh

    Andrew Belletty – drums
    Hughie Benjamin – drums
    Jodie Cockatoo Creed – vocals
    Matt Cunliffe – keyboards
    Sophie Garrkali – dancer
    Natalie Gillespie – vocals
    Julie Gungunbuy – dancer
    Ben Hakalitz – drums
    Robbie James – guitar
    Stuart Kellaway – bass guitar
    Banula Marika – vocals, dance
    Bunimburr Marika – yidaki (didgeridoo)
    Witiyana Marika – manikay (traditional vocals), bilma (ironwood clapsticks), dancer
    Milkayngu Mununggurr – yidaki
    Tom Neil – harmonica/triangle player
    Baruka Tau-Matagu – keyboards
    Cal Williams – guitar
    Bart Willoughby – drums
    Galarrwuy Yunupingu – vocals, bilma, guitar
    Gapanbulu Yunupingu – yidaki
    Gavin Makuma Yunupingu – yidaki, bilma, vocals
    Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – keyboards, guitar, percussion, yidaki, vocals (died 2017)
    Mandawuy Yunupingu – singer-songwriter, guitar (died 2013)
    Malngay Kevin Yunupingu – yidaki, bilma, dancer, vocals
    Mangatjay Yunupingu – dancer
    Narripapa Nicky Yunupingu – yidaki, dancer (died 2008)
    Yunupingu Makuma Gurrumul Narripapa Mununggurr Yunupingu Marika, vocals

    I wonder what the collective welfare bill would be?

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks Testpattern as you prompted me to read Cook’s and Bank’s notes on the landing.

    As I read it today, I thought Testpattern had moved off-shore to PNG, the supply of Aboriginal primary sources having been exhausted. Give it a year or two and it will be the Amritsar Massacre which captivates our attention.

  103. vr

    JC.

    I’m working on something that looks at earnings conference calls of Australian firms. There doesn’t seem to be very many that hold and post them to their website like US firms do. For instance, you can’t even find them on AMP’s website. There is a website called Open Briefing (it seems it is ASX affiliated), but there is hardly any on that platform (150 or thereabouts for 2017).

    Given they make a big deal about big deal about continuous disclosure regime, this could be an easy way to meet that. As a professional investor, I presume you listen to calls of US firms, do you think that investors in small thinly traded firms would benefit from being quizzed? Perhaps the worry is what if they organised one and no one called in.

  104. DrBeauGan

    Please! The Borg couldn’t even handle Species 8472.

    “Come on out with your tentacles up, or we blast you with a Vogon sonnet at ten thousand decibels”

  105. JC

    Makka, He’s openly revealed this one – about the next “courageous” presidentress of the US.

    January 11, 2018

    There are several people who witnessed this disgraced A list producer making out and groping an actress at party. I think we all could kind of guess that part. The actress was in a state of undress. The producer was married and his wife was pregnant. The host of this particular party was this permanent A++++ list celebrity who everyone knows in every corner of the world. Despite witnessing what was happening and calling out the producer, the A++++ lister invited the producer to a party the next month where he basically did the same thing again with an entirely different actress. Never uttered a peep about it to anyone.

    Harvey Weinstein/Oprah

  106. Victoria – SA interconnector:
    V-S-MNSP1
    0
    0
    0
    Hmmm.

  107. egg_

    A triangle player!

    Can I join, too?

  108. JC

    vr

    I listen to US earnings conferences, but to be honest I’ve never tried with Australian firms. I think there would be a market for that here. Despite the fact that it’s small, stock market activity and interest is very high. There may be fears of no-phone ins, but if the stuff was properly marketed it could work perhaps. Great luck.

  109. Farmer Gez

    A remarkable temperature difference in Victoria today.
    44 in Mildura and 22 in Melbourne.
    Now for an average. We are all experiencing 33 degrees. That’s how you distinguish climate from weather BoM style.

  110. Chris

    Out in the open you get a feel for what’s really happening by observing how parents dress up and sexualise their young kids in those child beauty pageants. It’s sickening.

    To be fair, Johnny Young’s ‘Young Talent Time’ did that occasionally too. In past days you didn’t automatically assume actual pdf files just because kids dressed up to the max to perform. We know belatedly about the worst of exploiters, but then there was a presumption of innocence about a lot of stuff that looks dodgy to modern eyes.

  111. Caveman

    Warumpi band I liked their White fella Black fella song . They had a token white guy that played guitar.

  112. cuckoo

    Wiki:
    “Treaty” was written by Australian musician Paul Kelly and Yothu Yindi members Mandawuy Yunupingu, Kellaway, Williams, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mununggurr and Marika and Peter Garrett.

    Eight people to write that?

    I know the guy who produced that recording – the whitest surburban boy you could imagine – and was told at the time that it was mostly his work. After all, it’s one of those tracks that’s 80 percent arrangemement. It has no melody and barely even a chord progression. If you picked it out on a keyboard would anyone recognize it? I’m old enough to remember when Red Symons on Hey Hey felt free to mock Treaty as a piece of ‘songwriting’.

  113. BoM style

    . Everidges of Everidges. A first year high school student could tear the BoM methodologies apart.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    There was no genocide of the Aboriginal people in Australia.

    As evidence of this, I present hundreds of thousands of them living in this great land, whose numbers are growing by the day thanks to medicine, shelter, food production rather than finding it, domesticated animals, boiling water and so on an on. And on. All brought here and paid for by whitey, and now culturally appropriated by our indigenous folk as their own. Don’t start me on the free money as well and lack of incentive to make their own way.

    If they didn’t kill settlers and/or missionaries and recognised Cook and Philip’s benevolence for what it was, no one at all would have been killed – settlers or indigenous.

    Genocide is what the indigenous tribes – the Seconds or Thirds, after the pygmies – routinely practiced amongst themselves.

    At the end of the day, however, and after all arguments have been raised and debated there is one unarguable truth that stands out.

    It is a hard old world and was even harder 240 years ago. Only the strong survive. The indigenous people of this country are extremely fortunate that the colonists were both strong AND generous.

    It’s a bit rich for tribes who tried to wipe their neighbours out 12 months a year and then, when they try it on with the “new tribe” and get their arses handed to them to complain.

    Classic bully behaviour. Lord it over others, try it on with the new guy, get flogged, run to teacher and claim victimhood. Get attention and free stuff.

    As the late commie speechwriter Bob Ellis would say, “And so it goes…..”

  115. johanna

    With all the slagging off of Australian bands, could I put in a word for Radio Birdman and The Saints?

    The Birdies were routinely accused of being fascists, not least because guitarist Deniz Tek was a Yank by birth with strong ties to the military. He went on to work for them as an emergency doctor.

    The Saints regarded all politicians as knaves and fools, and never agreed to participate in those leftie virtue-signalling fundraisers for this week’s fashionable cause.

    Oh, and X. Now, there was a great band who told the luvvies to stick it up their collective jumper.

    As it happens, I knew people in all three of those bands, and they treated women much better than the pretty boys on Countdown. Which is no doubt one of the reasons they were not in the magic circle.

    I daresay their style of music had something to do with it as well, though. 🙂 A bit loud and aggressive for the teenybopper market.

    As for Cold Chisel, I’ve told this story before but will repeat it for newcomers. In the 1980s I got a job one night operating the clicker at the Coogee Bay Hotel for a CC gig. The clicker operator sits at the entrance with the ticket sellers and clicks on a little hand held device for every punter, to ensure that the band doesn’t get ripped off if they are paid based on ticket sales.

    There were about 1100 people there that night, tickets were I think $8, so not a bad earner for all concerned.

    At the end of the night I went backstage to get paid some measly amount, certainly less than $100. Nobody seemed to know about me, nobody was in charge of paying me, apparently. The backstage area was full of huge roadies and hangers-on who all ignored me.

    I finally got paid by claiming that Barnes’ wife, whose name I happened to know, had hired me. That galvanised them into action.

    It’s a rotten business, always has been.

  116. Chris

    I wonder what the collective welfare bill would be?

    For this one, zero.

    Hughie Benjamin – drums

  117. Arky

    testpattern
    #2614523, posted on January 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    We need to talk about Genocide

    ..
    Testpattern.
    I share you horror of massacres.
    I found it disturbing to read in little museums around the country of all the local sites.
    However, being a much less romantic type as I get older, and with the knowledge of how peoples have conducted war over tens of thousands of years and how promitive tribes ate each other, my interest subsides.
    However, there is a current, ongoing massacre you can fight.
    2.5 million babies above sixteen weeks gestation are killed every year worldwide.
    Truly innocent.
    What say you?

  118. W Hogg

    This beta boy was once championed as a conservative voice in the media.

    Not by me – I’ve always considered him a snivelling grub who should be beaten with a size 36 duck.

  119. W Hogg

    W has now entered 50 countries

  120. Mark A

    Entropy #2614553, posted on January 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Actually based on net Australian wholesale sales of each album

    I thought he said that.

  121. Rae

    I thought he said that.

    You thought? Hope you enjoyed the experience.

    Why would I care what you thought?

  122. vr

    JC — Just curious. When you listen to these calls, do you sit thru’ the Q&A session? Can you tell a good analyst by their questions?

  123. dragnet

    Ah yes Joh, I remember the Birdman symbol used to get up people’s noses, and the provocation value of ‘New Race’. In an interview Deniz Tek said “We aren’t any sort of socialists, National or otherwise”.
    Radio Birdman would be stillborn in today’s environment.

  124. JC

    Johanna

    At the end of the night I went backstage to get paid some measly amount, certainly less than $100. Nobody seemed to know about me, nobody was in charge of paying me, apparently. The backstage area was full of huge roadies and hangers-on who all ignored me.

    $100 bucks in say 1985 WAS not a measly amount, you innumerate. It was actually a hefty amount, considering the minimum wage then was ~250 bucks a week ~ $6.00 an hour. Assuming you got 100 bucks for say 4 hours sitting on your fat arse, that works out to 25 bucks an hour, which is a rate at the time that’s way over the vig. You simply weren’t worth that amount of money, Sweetheart… especially for cheap foreign labor. No wonder they ignored you demanding that sort of ridiculous payout.

  125. Baldrick

    Grig O’Rae Gourmet Traveller

    Grigory M
    #2106196, posted on July 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm
    Duck ravioli – yum. 🙂

    Aldi – Duck Ravioli

  126. johanna

    Temp maxed out at around 40C here today, now a tad cooler. Where I sit it is a comfortable 21C, whoever invented aircon deserved a Nobel Prize.

    Gave the plants a deep water early this morning, they are doing fine.

    It is pretty typical for this time of the year around here. If I read one more stupid article in the media telling people to stay out of the sun and drink plenty of water, I will not be responsible. Who do they think their readership is, four year olds?

    Oh, and ‘avoid alcohol’ as a kicker. Like any red-blooded Ausie would spurn a beer on a hot day because some numpty told them to.

    Grrr.

  127. C.L.

    Drudge still not acknowledging even the existence of the FISA memo.

  128. JC

    JC — Just curious. When you listen to these calls, do you sit thru’ the Q&A session? Can you tell a good analyst by their questions?

    That’s the best part, vr. If it’s a big call I will always listen carefully for the Goldman, Morgan St and Merrill anal ysts.

    The initial readout by the CEO and CFO is basically a reahash of the release anyway.

    The very best way I found to try to understand what’s going on is to read the transcript as I find it a good way of taking it all in. That way i can stoush at the cat while taking my time reading 🙂

    Seeking Alpha does an excellent job of recording earnings call and having a transcript, so it all there.
    Funnily enough, I’m just reading Morgan Stanley’s earnings conference right now. It always good the listen to those guys as you can get a handle on the relative health of the fin markets.

  129. Slayer of Memes

    So the deadline for the midnight vote in the US Congress passed, and it looks like there will be the ‘shutdown’ of the US government that the Dems threatened if they didn’t get their way for the Dreamers…

    Seems like it was only 2013 when the Dems were up in arms when the GOP ‘shut down’ the government (leading to the farcical scenes of a US Parks Ranger trying to prevent WW2 veterans from visiting their own monument in D.C.)…

    …now, however, the Dems are claiming that it is ‘a legitimate form of protest’ against a ‘racist and corrupt government’…

    ‘Shutting down government is BAD!’ – Democrats in 2013 while in charge
    ‘Shutting down government is GOOD!’ – Democrats in 2018 while in opposition

    If not for their double standards, the Dems would have no standards at all….
    (BIRM..)

  130. Mark A

    Rae
    #2614655, posted on January 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Why would I care what you thought?

    Could save you putting you foot in it for one.
    But then again, I suppose you are immune to embarrassment, as long as you see your name in print.

  131. Chris

    Dave Kopel at the WAPO on 15th and 16th and 17th century history that created divergence of English and American gun culture.

    Armed and Dangerous blog discusses an extension of that history, what the anc estral threat was. See ‘Lorna Doone’ for the resolution, I guess.

    Kopel insightfully points out that the American and British traditions of civilian arms began to diverge immediately after the first successful British colonizations of what would later become the U.S., in 1607. But it’s worth looking – as Kopel does not – at what the threat model of the ancestral, common system was.

    The customs and laws around British civilian arms can be traced back at least as far as a royal decree of 1363 requiring all Englishmen to practice archery on Sundays and holidays. At that time, before the early-modern formation of nation states, the nascent English militia system was intended to deal with two different threat axes: on the one hand, organized territorial war by feudal sovereigns, and on the other banditry and cross-border raiding. These were less clearly distinguishable in 1363 than they would later become.

    Modern accounts focus on the theory that well-practiced civilian archers could be levied by the monarchy in times of formal war, to meet a centralized threat. But at least as important, and perhaps more so, was the pressure from local banditry and especially Scottish border reivers, a decentralized threat that would plague England for more than 300 years after the earliest recorded raids in the late 1200s.

    An enemy that presents as multiple fast-moving raider bands with no common command structure and no interest in holding territory is difficult to fight with heavy troops trained and armed for set-piece territorial battles. The every-man-an-archer early English militia makes some sense as a civilian reserve for royal/aristocratic field armies, but it makes more sense as a civil defense – a decentralized response to raiders and bandits. For obvious reasons this aspect of its function would be under-recorded.

    Now we fast-forward to around 1600 and the period of early modern state formation. The border reivers were stamped out within a few years of James I’s accession to the throne in 1603; as James VI of Scotland he could exert force on the Scottish side of the border as well as the English. At this point the English militia lost much of its civil-defense role.

    It was, in any case, less well equipped for that role than it had been a half-century earlier. The shift from archery to matchlocks in the later 1500s was the culprit. Kopel points out that matchlocks has to be kept lit to be ready to fire and were thus nearly useless for hunting – the burn fumes made stealth impossible and scared off prey. He also points out that at that time hunting in England was increasingly heavily regulated and legally risky.

    This change in weapons mix, and the decoupling of militia duty from hunting, changed the character of the militia. The predictable result was a shift from individual aimed fire to mass-fire tactics. This was better preparation for a military reserve that might have to face a field army, but much less good for bandit suppression. In Great Britain after 1600, the militia system became more and more focused on centralized threats and preparation for organized warfare.

    In the Colonies after 1607 that trend exactly reversed. Unregulated hunting and Indian banditry drove the early adoption of the flintlock, a weapon much better suited to accuracy-centered small-scale fights than the matchlock. The British traditions of civil-defense militia and individual marksmanship reasserted themselves and, in direct response to local conditions, became stronger in the New World than they had been in the Old.

    The British militia’s last hurrah was in the Glorious Revolution of 1688; armed with pike and matchlock in emulation of a regular field army, they made James II’s attempt to (re)impose absolute monarchy impossible. This example was very much on the minds of the American revolutionaries of 1776 – they were steeped in the British republican theory of civilian arms as a bulwark against centralizing tyranny that had developed before and around the Glorious Revolution.

    Ironically, by the time of the American Revolution 88 years later, the British militia system in England was in deep decline. The 18th-century British, operating in a threat environment that included very little banditry but lots of field armies, effectively abandoned their militia tradition – muster days became poorly-attended drinking parties. The attempts of the more radical British republicans to center the post-1688 political system on the natural rights of the armed and self-reliant citizen failed; instead, the unwritten British constitution made Parliament sovereign.

  132. egg_

    44 in Mildura and 22 in Melbourne.

    Different climes.

  133. JC

    CL, I’ve just emailed the idiot to see what the hell is NOT going on.

    Dude,

    It’s two days now and you haven’t reported on the FISA stuff. Are you ill or something? WTF is going on?

    Regards

    JC

    Lets see if he comes back. He’s probably asleep in the arms of his boyfriend about now though.

  134. Farmer Gez

    Drink plenty of water.
    Not bad advice in actuality, Johanna, but only for those that are raising a sweat. A doctor was on the news the other day advising urine colour checks in the heat. Easier for the lads.
    I’m a sweater and have had a couple kidney problems when I haven’t been drinking enough and the urine test is as good as any.

  135. johanna

    JC
    #2614662, posted on January 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Johanna

    At the end of the night I went backstage to get paid some measly amount, certainly less than $100. Nobody seemed to know about me, nobody was in charge of paying me, apparently. The backstage area was full of huge roadies and hangers-on who all ignored me.

    $100 bucks in say 1985 WAS not a measly amount, you innumerate. It was actually a hefty amount, considering the minimum wage then was ~250 bucks a week ~ $6.00 an hour. Assuming you got 100 bucks for say 4 hours sitting on your fat arse, that works out to 25 bucks an hour, which is a rate at the time that’s way over the vig. You simply weren’t worth that amount of money, Sweetheart… especially for cheap foreign labor. No wonder they ignored you demanding that sort of ridiculous payout.

    Interesting how JC regards the task of ensuring that someone doesn’t get ripped off as almost worthless. Why, the pub could have slipped me some money to accidentally undercount, to their great advantage. See any parallels with the corporate world here, JC?

    It wasn’t four hours, BTW, it was nine – from 6pm to 3am when I finally left.

    Tell you one thing JC – you wouldn’t survive for five minutes in the sharkpool of the music industry, macho man.

  136. herodotus

    Members – Arranged alphabetically, current members in bold.

    I’m always amused by how many people get credits for films, including such beauties as Best Boy and Focus Puller.

  137. Slayer of Memes

    In 2013 Chuck Schumer argued it would be ‘governmental chaos’ to shut down government over amnesty for illegals.

    In 2018 Chuck Schumer promises ‘governmental chaos’ by shutting down government over amnesty for illegals.

    I wonder what changed in those few years??

  138. JC

    Oh, and ‘avoid alcohol’ as a kicker. Like any red-blooded Ausie would spurn a beer on a hot day because some numpty told them to.

    Any, any excuse. Layoff the stuff as it will kill you. And you’re a naturalized Australian… a foreigner, so pleases stop lying.

  139. vr

    JC — How about the buyside guys? I have a little study that shows the calls when these guys show up tend to be more informative.

    Another Q — the calls are usually held soon after earnings release. I would imagine that it can’t be too long after the release.

    Here is another website, but they don’t have transcripts: earningscast

  140. Roger

    Radio Birdman would be stillborn in today’s environment.

    Radio Birdman went to the UK c. 1978 and were met with disdain by the Leftist dominated music press because they played “rock music”.

    The Saints have the distinction of being both a proto-punk band in 1975/76 and one of the first post-punk bands with Prehistoric Sounds in 1978.

    Incidentally, the producer of I’m Stranded also produced Treaty, iirc.

  141. Tom

    So the deadline for the midnight vote in the US Congress passed, and it looks like there will be the ‘shutdown’ of the US government that the Dems threatened if they didn’t get their way for the Dreamers…

    Srtupid.Fucking.(American).Liberals just handed Trump a huge political win: an idiotic own goal attempting to hijack a government money bill providing salaries for the military and essential services in an attempt to provide a path to citizenship for the DNC’s imported illegal immigration voteherd.

  142. herodotus

    It feels like conservatives used to being in power and in control of the agenda are getting frustrated that the world is a changing and it’s harder to hold power and control the agenda in this social media age.

    To be more accurate, it feels like conservatives get chucked out after they’ve worked for years to right the ship, with the media saying “it’s time for a change, boring old conservatives!”

    Labor get in and wreck the joint for one or two terms, get chucked because they have seriously pissed off so many voters, and the job gets handed back to the conservatives to clean up and right the ship again.

  143. Farmer Gez

    Ta Dumb Weakly busily agreeing with themselves that Trump is hated by everyone and can’t possibly last a full term. Trump is like a nightmare they just can’t wake up from.
    It’s top class comedy TV.

  144. cohenite

    Cohenite, get it out of your head. It’s like you’re into some sort of criminal law porn. There’s absolutely zero chance the lying slapper will be charged much less convicted of anything to do with rifling through taxpayer funds then remitting it to the Clinton Crime Foundation. Zero %! Keep repeating it (zero) every 30 mins for the next 2 days and this mental illness should subside. I’ve had great success with all my patients.

    The topic was not whether she will but whether she should be charged.

    It’s like tits being charged with r..e. He should be but he won’t be.

    It’s like whether hillary should be in jail or whether bill should have a cigar stuck up his arse or macron’s wife be charged with kiddee fiddling or….etc

  145. deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    I’d back John Wayne or Client Eastwood with a .44 against either.

  146. Slayer of Memes

    Victorian federal Labor MP David Feeney’s alleged renunciation of his British citizenship was “for some reason” not registered by United Kingdom authorities more than a decade ago, his lawyer says.

    Just as his second home was not registered in the Member’s Interests file until it was brought up by the media.

    It is a mystery….

    The dog must have eaten his renunciation papers (along with his homeownership and mortgage documents)….

  147. Mother Lode

    Mount Pleasant 2007 Blue Label Semillon.

    Clean, crisp, thick but not sweet. Soft toast and honey notes. A very passable example of the classic Hunter Valley variety.

    Perfect wine for a warm summer day.

  148. JC

    vr

    I honestly don’t recall seeing buyside names although there are tons of names asking questions that I don’t recognize.

    It’s usually about a hour or so after. They release the results before the market opens and then the conference begins a short while later.

    The funniest one I’ve listened to is Netflix. The CEO clown was taking proforma questions…. from his female assistant. They weren’t even questions from the anal systs… just shit he thought they should ask. Dunno if he’s still doing it as I haven’t listened in for a while.

  149. JC

    Fair enough Cohenite. Glad you cleared that up as I thought you were becoming more delusional than your regular self.

  150. Oh come on

    Baldrick
    #2614664, posted on January 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm
    Grig O’Rae Gourmet Traveller

    Grigory M
    #2106196, posted on July 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm
    Duck ravioli – yum. 🙂

    Aldi – Duck Ravioli

    Aaaaahahahaha Balders you are indefatigable. Tragic, Grigs. Just tragic.

  151. BrettW

    Gee, looks like JC is being a “pedantic faggot” today.

    Note : this term was invented by JC to use when somebody makes a post he does not agree with.

  152. johanna

    Radio Birdman would be stillborn in today’s environment.

    They were stillborn in those days, for the same reasons. Hence the creation of the Oxford Funhouse, a tiny space above a pub in Taylor Square, where they and other unfashionable bands could play. Yours truly attributes partial hearing loss to placing the head against the speakers at said venue. It was worth it!

    The entertainment industry has always had insiders and outsiders, and the tactics employed to maintain the status quo have always been brutal. It makes property development look like a garden party.

    The sex ‘scandals’ that are the flavour of the month have been going on since before Shakespeare. It’s the nature of the business.

    When I was young and pretty, I met quite a few big names in the industry. Mel Gibson tried to pick me up, although that hardly made me special. I was just there.

    Don’t let your daughter go on the stage, Mrs Worthington!

  153. DrBeauGan

    deathstar or a Borg Cube?

    I’d back John Wayne or Client Eastwood with a .44 against either.

    On an unrelated matter, has anyone tried marinading turkey in diet coke?

  154. egg_

    Has the Musk Big ‘dildo Battery shat itself – like his SpaceX rockets – yet?

  155. Baldrick

    Srtupid.Fucking.(American).Liberals just handed Trump a huge political win: an idiotic own goal attempting to hijack a government money bill providing salaries for the military and essential services in an attempt to provide a path to citizenship for the DNC’s imported illegal immigration voteherd.

    The hashtag du jour for the Stupid.Fucking.American.Liberals is #TrumpShutdown.

  156. egg_

    Aldi – Duck Ravioli

    As enjoyed by Aldi socks.

  157. JC

    Interesting how JC regards the task of ensuring that someone doesn’t get ripped off as almost worthless.>Why, the pub could have slipped me some money to accidentally undercount, to their great advantage. See any parallels with the corporate world here, JC?

    It wasn’t four hours, BTW, it was nine – from 6pm to 3am when I finally left.

    Tell you one thing JC – you wouldn’t survive for five minutes in the sharkpool of the music industry, macho man.

    Thanks for responding Johanna. It appears that you have either totally misunderstood what I conveyed in which case you’re really stupid or attempting to dishonestly reframe what I said.

    The point wasn’t if the music industry is weak or tough…whether I’m a pussy or an Anrold Schwarzenegger in his prime – the latter being closer, but that’s just an aside.

    The point is that you turned up your nose at a “measly” 100 bucks and I clarified that 100 bucks for 4 hours work was way, way over the minimum wage at the time and that you shouldn’t have been grumbling, which is why they likely ignored you. I would’ve.

    Stop lying, you weren’t doing a count from 6 to 3. No band or even a number of them would be going 9 hours. Even for 9 hours that was well over the minimum wage at the time, you thankless ingrate.

  158. egg_

    Temp maxed out at around 40C here today, now a tad cooler. Where I sit it is a comfortable 21C, whoever invented aircon deserved a Nobel Prize.

    Good to hear.
    Michael Faraday has been lauded as “the father of refrigeration” as well as ‘The Father of Electricity”.

  159. Arky

    I think my first pay packet was in 1983 and was NZ $92

  160. egg_

    Aldi – Duck Ravioli

    Made with Leftoid free range ducks, I hope?

  161. vr

    JC — The buyside don’t show up often. They do when the stock has been taking a beating. The suspicion is they don’t trust the sell-side to be objective in calls so they show up ask questions. They usually get relegated towards the end of the call.

    Not surprised that companies do prep the ceos. I saw a survey where managers said that they tried to guess questions and go thru’ potential answers.

  162. Delta A

    The dog must have eaten his renunciation papers (along with his homeownership and mortgage documents)….

    Slayer, that was exactly the theme of Kudelka’s cartoon in the Weekend $Oz today. (One of the two Kudelka cartoons evah that I have found amusing.)

    Perhaps Tom will be kind enough to post it.

  163. calli

    Barry Brothers Silly Mid On Sav Blanc Semillon just the ticket for me, Mother.

    Like watching the cricket but not.

  164. DrBeauGan

    I think my first pay packet was in 1983 and was NZ $92

    But what did you do for it, Arky?

  165. Nick

    Michael Faraday has been lauded as “the father of refrigeration” as well as ‘The Father of Electricity”.

    When will this oppression by white males, end ?

  166. Tom

    Oh FFS! Their Ten News “reporting” — obviously something a “new study shows” — that 10 per cent of fathers “suffer post-natal depression” and need more (government) support. What’s that? Don’t have a box you can tick to force the government to give you more of someone else’s money? Simple. Just invent a new category!

  167. Arky

    But what did you do for it, Arky

    ..
    I started my apprenticeship in the drawing office with two old pom draftsmen.
    John and Stan.
    The boss up there was Ted.
    So I copied a lot of blue prints and eventually got to do some drafting.

  168. classical_hero

    The Democrats are brilliant strategists for the Republican Party.

  169. johanna

    Pathetic response, JC. According to you, everyone should be paid the minimum wage. Does that include your stockbroker, your accountant, and the auditors of the companies you invest in? I mean, all they do is sit on their arses, unlike you, I assume.

    My job was not difficult, but importantly I had to be trustworthy, or it could cost the band a lot of money.

    Also, you demonstrate your ignorance of how a big rock gig works by assuming that the actual time they are playing is the time involved.

    Dickhead.

    Go shave your back, ignoramus.

  170. egg_

    A scene in The Big Valley (1958) looks like they’re shading themselves under gumtrees – on the nineteenth century High Plains of West Texas, rather than 1950s California?

  171. Snoopy

    that 10 per cent of fathers “suffer post-natal depression” and need more (government) support.

    I’m guessing that Wong chap responded to that survey. Likely more than once.

  172. Delta A

    I think my first pay packet was in 1983 and was NZ $92

    My first pay was in 1964: $11.00 p/w, for six months. For that princely sum, I looked after three pre-school age children in their home from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm four days a week, while their wonderfully liberated leftist mother hobnobbed with the National Trust in one of Adelaide’s most famous establishments.

  173. calli

    Saw that post natal depression nonsense this morning.

    I’ve heard of guys mimicking labour pains, but PND? I presume these guys are producing a cocktail of hormones due to lactation, a shrinking uterus and healing stitches.

    No. They’re just tired and overwhelmed and suddenly aren’t the focus of wifey’s world and worried how they’ll pay for it all and how they’ll shape up as fathers.

    Welcome to parenthood.

  174. fathers “suffer post-natal depression”

    All caused by by: “Get a better job, I want another six of these”

  175. Delta A

    Thank you, Tom. You’re a champion.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The scene was reproduced from a one pound banknote, and referred to in relation to the Forrest River massacre,

    Forrest River? Is that the “massacre” where, despite the claims that “maybe two, maybe three hundred people were shot and burned” no forensic evidence, beyond some bones that could not even be identified as human, was ever found, and some of the “massacred” Aborigines subsequently turned up to draw their rations from the Mission?

  177. Snoopy

    Shedloads of gum trees in Peru. The fucking things are everywhere in the Andes.

  178. johanna

    Michael Faraday has been lauded as “the father of refrigeration” as well as ‘The Father of Electricity”.

    Thanks, goog. Faraday deserves a day in Australia – Fara-day – around mid to late January.

    If it weren’t for him I’d have to move to the South Island, or Minnesota.

  179. Dave in Marybrook

    Good info on Birdman, Roger. A reminder that pop bands throughout history have not made money by selling records- via the ol’ bricks and mortar and the incremental Spotify-type royalties, but by playing shows.
    And remember, Treaty was a flop- it was the remix, produced by I think Paul Mac, that hit the clubs and then the charts.

  180. JC

    Pathetic response, JC. According to you, everyone should be paid the minimum wage. Does that include your stockbroker, your accountant, and the auditors of the companies you invest in? I mean, all they do is sit on their arses, unlike you, I assume.

    My job was not difficult, but importantly I had to be trustworthy, or it could cost the band a lot of money.

    Also, you demonstrate your ignorance of how a big rock gig works by assuming that the actual time they are playing is the time involved.

    Dickhead.

    Go shave your back, ignoramus.

    Thanks for responding, Johanna. Unfortunately this is another stupid response from you. There was never any attempt to suggest professionals should be paid the minimum wage. The analogy is so far off the planet that it’s scarily moronic.

    You weren’t a professional. You doing a very basic job requiring little to no premium over the minimum wage, which is only a guide anyway. Telling us 100 bucks tax free was measly for the mid 80’s is delusional. Enough. Go to bed.

  181. DrBeauGan

    I’ve noticed that we have a very small number of loonies on this site, well below quota. Only twelve is my estimate, and eleven of them are grigs.

  182. Faraday and Boyle and Gay-Lussac helped.
    (P x V) / T = k

    PV =nRT

  183. nemkat

    My first pay was in 1964: $11.00 p/w, for six months.
    Are you sure, Delta?
    Decimal currency only started on 14 Feb., 1966.

  184. Delta A

    Only twelve is my estimate, and eleven of them are grigs.

    Oh, dear. Now you have us all rigid with apprehension, lest you call out number 12.

  185. I’ve noticed that we have a very small number of loonies on this site …

    I represent that!

    The small number does not matter. Consider the quality of cat loonies.

  186. calli

    Dr Beaugy is hoping one of us will self identify.

  187. johanna

    JC lies again (sigh) – it’s what he does.

    I was not paid $100 – I said that it was certainly less than that.

    Does ‘JC’ stand for James Comey?

  188. DrBeauGan

    Delta A
    #2614729, posted on January 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm
    Only twelve is my estimate, and eleven of them are grigs.
    Oh, dear. Now you have us all rigid with apprehension, lest you call out number 12.

    Obviously, testicles.

  189. JC

    Ronery is now doing an imitation of Keith Windschuttle. God almighty.

    Ronery, let me explain something to you. If you are posting about a very specific case in history, the right thing to do would be to offer the source. You’re not a historian. You left school in 9th grade.

  190. Snoopy

    News Corpse:

    The US government has careened into an embarrassing shutdown after senators failed to bring forward a stopgap motion to temporarily fund operations.

    I don’t recall the Obama government careening into an embarrassing shutdown.

  191. egg_

    that 10 per cent of fathers “suffer post-natal depression” and need more (government) support.

    I’m guessing that Wong chap responded to that survey. Likely more than once.

    Winnah!

  192. So S.A. wholesale power prices go to $5+ per kwh. Hazelwood wholesale was $0.03 per kwh

    Where is the outrage from the ABC?

  193. Delta A

    For the pedant: five pounds and ten shillings.

    Sheesh!

  194. Arky

    My first pay was in 1964:

    ..
    You only started working in your late fifties?
    What were you doing with your life up till then?

  195. JC

    johanna
    #2614733, posted on January 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    JC lies again (sigh) – it’s what he does.

    I was not paid $100 – I said that it was certainly less than that.

    Does ‘JC’ stand for James Comey?

    Lets go to the tape where you mentioned 100 bucks.

    At the end of the night I went backstage to get paid some measly amount, certainly less than $100.

    I’ve been saying ~100 bucks.

    The problem is that the way you wrote it, it sounds you considered even 100 bucks to be measly.

    How much was it then?

    If you vividly recall the hours, you should also vividly recall the pay.

  196. Delta A

    You only started working in your late fifties?

    Arky, I’m not going to discuss this in front of the class. Step outside and I’ll deal with you later.

  197. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The hashtag du jour for the Stupid.Fucking.American.Liberals is #TrumpShutdown.

    That’s Dorsey running countermeasures for deep state. The original hashtag was #SchumerShotdown.

    Jack has been shadow banning accounts tweeting #ReleaseTheMemo for the last 24 hours.

    The MockingbirdMedia are pushing the lie that the hashtag was trending because RussiaBot.

  198. Tel

    Thanks, goog. Faraday deserves a day in Australia – Fara-day – around mid to late January.

    National holiday everywhere except for South Australia.

  199. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Drudge still not acknowledging even the existence of the FISA memo.

    Maybe he’s trying to get his hands on the memo so he can claim the USD1M reward from Wikileaks.

  200. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ve told this story before but will repeat it for newcomers.

    Oh good.

    I thought she’d banned that. Only for me, apparently.

    Truth be told, I’ve no objection at all to filling in newcomers to things others know about one’s longer-term commenting self. Seems only fair if it facilitates understanding of one’s background and history and/or allows an elaboration of a previously made point.

    I’m enjoying these Encyclopaedic groupie reminiscences; good ole Lil Roxon rides again.

  201. egg_

    Faraday deserves a day in Australia – Fara-day

    Grigs can be thankful for both of his inventions keeping his duck chilled aboard Ablution of the Seas.

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What I’m actually doing is enjoying a six o’clock sit down alone with a glass of crisp white, or the sort mentioned above. We’ve had a busy afternoon with visitors, who thankfully left earlier than expected. Plus I was up at 8am with children and by 10.30 had successfully lost two games of Ludo, two games of checkers (draughts), and endured a bout of snakes and ladders (hard to cheat at that unless it is with sleight of hand counting, so I won there). Hairy goes to the football (don’t know what sort) with his mates tonight so I am hoping to get more of round two of Cromwell read.

  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My cheating in the other games is pretending I just don’t see all those double crowns of mine waiting to be taken, or bringing out all my Ludo men as soon as I get my double sixes, to then be snaffled away by eager single chasers who are keeping their men in Ludo reserve. It exhausting stuff, playing to lose.

  204. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And here’s Da Hairy Ape arrived home after the gym, with the shopping, including I trust a BBQ chook for tonight. Feeds all, at various times, so very useful. Must go help him unpack it and feed him cake and tea.

  205. Top Ender

    Here in the deepest darkest depths of India, the Cat forces me to prove I am not a robot before each refresh.

    Was also forcing me to do some sort of calculation before posting, but that seems to have stopped.

    Curious. This afternoon we are going to see a “desert tribe” via Land Rover or some such.

    Foolish white sahib gets taken by the locals again. Clever chaps.

  206. calli

    When they get to chess Lizzie, play to win. That’s how they learn.

  207. calli

    The withered asian woman on SBS crowing about the shutdown of government.

    Apparently Trump is playing a “blame game” in protesting.

    The spinning is breathtaking.

  208. dopey

    Peter Garrett helped write Treaty. I imagine he wrote the “yeah” part.

  209. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Forgot to mention that ours is a joint enterprise; I crawled back into bed for an hour at 11am and Hairy took over the hard part: two games of Chess for those who knew the moves. That counted me out, thankfully. Deciding not to learn something also has its advantages.

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This afternoon we are going to see a “desert tribe” via Land Rover or some such.

    Hope it doesn’t include ‘dune bashing’ as in Dubai, TE. That was seriously freaky.
    They lower the tyre pressure, find a bowl-shape of dunes and roar around it like a motorcycle in a circus circuit Wall of Death.

    You’ll find those ‘desert tribes’ all have iphones so you needn’t worry if you break down. Help is near.
    There’s likely to be an engineering workshop just over the next hill.

  211. Arky

    Are you saying you can’t play chess?

  212. Delta A

    When they get to chess Lizzie, play to win. That’s how they learn.

    One should always play to win. To do otherwise is patronizing in the extreme. And the juvenile opponents won’t thank you when they realize you’ve been throwing the game to make them look good.

    Kids are competitive by nature. That’s great! Nurture (without hostility) their competitiveness so that eventually, they can utilize it to succeed.

    Success, hard earned, is a powerful motivator.

    Contrived success is nothing, a participation award which shouldn’t even make it to the fridge display.

  213. old bloke

    egg_
    #2614601, posted on January 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Even Peter Costello’s “Batts are burning” has 34,000 views on Youtube – he might eclipse Rogers?

    Craig Emerson’s “No Whyalla Wipeout” has had more than 78,000 views.

    Not everyone approved of Emerson’s singing though, Hitler was furious.

  214. herodotus

    Chung vs. Zverev
    Faaaark!

  215. Empire GTHO Phase III

    So it seems the RussiaBot lie was launched for US fakestream media consumption by none other than Business Insider Australia presstitute Natasha Bertrand.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/release-the-memo-campaign-russia-linked-twitter-accounts-2018-1

    Having spent last night trawling the weaponised autist corner of the web, there is no question the hashtag was trending because an army of pissed off oddballs are determined to save the US for the “normies”.

    The Atlantic announced on Thursday that Bertrand has been hired as a staff writer commencing in mid February, specifically to cover 45-Russia collusion. I suspect the celebrations will be short lived.

  216. johanna

    Snoopy
    #2614736, posted on January 20, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    News Corpse:

    The US government has careened into an embarrassing shutdown after senators failed to bring forward a stopgap motion to temporarily fund operations.

    I don’t recall the Obama government careening into an embarrassing shutdown.

    Indeed.

    Essentially, Trump has said ‘bring it on.’ The Dems now have to explain why they are stopping soldiers and park rangers being paid so that non-citizens get rights.

    Trump uses Alinsky against them. Make them play by their own rules. Good and hard.

    Just listening to Chris Bailey (The Saints) singing ‘Ghost Ships.’ I”ll never get tired of that.

    Chris was a drunk, but a nice one. They do exist. He was invariably genial and friendly, except to SJWs, who irritated him from the earliest days. Judging from his shrunken appearance on TV a while ago, either he has given up booze or is in the last stages of liver cancer.

    He had that Irish gift (oh, fuck, the ghastly Lizzie will be here any moment) of seeing things at a slight angle. As a slave to fact, I was simultaneously appalled and fascinated.

    Chris Bailey on guitar playing and singing ”Ghost Ships” in a tiny venue is one of my fondest memories.

  217. Snoopy

    The withered asian woman on SBS crowing about the shutdown of government.

    Taxpayer funded poison dwarf.

  218. Arky

    When they get to chess Lizzie, play to win. That’s how they learn.

    One should always play to win. To do otherwise is patronizing in the extreme. And the juvenile opponents won’t thank you when they realize you’ve been throwing the game to make them look good.

    ..
    Exactly.
    It’s also important to gloat and rub their noses in their pitiful defeat.
    They need to taste the ashes of loss and failure.
    You can’t start too early either.
    I’m about to arm wrestle some five year old.
    Look at those little muppet arms. Call those biceps?

  219. Shy Ted

    Not sure they’re Aborigines Cook’ man is shooting at Testes in the commemoration plate. For a start they’re dark-skinned. And secondly they’re slim.

  220. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Whew. Tough cookie, that Delta. Quite right of course.

    However this was a group of mixed ages, and everyone knows I am somewhat dumb in the mornings. I simply play on that (as it were). All of us do also let the youngest, with quite severe ADD, win at chosen times to avoid a meltdown if he’s only just taken his medication. It takes an hour to work. Or at least arrange for him not to come last. My familial role has always been in certain circumstances to come last. Silly mum etc. Especially at mini-golf. If I don’t come last then it isn’t a real holiday.

    Sorry for letting the feminist side down. 🙂

    Yes, Arky. I have resisted ever playing chess and I do not know the moves. A deliberate choice. I have enough on my mind as it is.

  221. I’ve heard of guys mimicking labour pains, but PND?

    Don’t laugh. When Mrs MV got pregnant I got the morning sickness. Mrs MV was very grateful.

  222. johanna

    lizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2614753, posted on January 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    And here’s Da Hairy Ape arrived home after the gym, with the shopping, including I trust a BBQ chook for tonight. Feeds all, at various times, so very useful. Must go help him unpack it and feed him cake and tea.

    Adding value, as usual, Princess.

    You make Clementine Ford look like an intellectual.

  223. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Tell you one thing JC – you wouldn’t survive for five minutes in the sharkpool of the music industry, macho man.

    LOL. George Soros verses Andrew McManus. Sure thing.

  224. Are you saying you can’t play chess?

    Arky, women can’t play chess. It’s a biological fact.

  225. Rae

    The withered asian woman on SBS crowing about the shutdown of government.

    Lee Lin Chin? “crowing”? What absolute rubbish. The best newsreader on Free to Air television never “crows” about anything. Always plays the straight bat, no matter what she is required to read. And did so tonight.

  226. classical_hero

    This is interesting about the shutdown. Article 1, Section 6, Clause 1 says that while in session, members of Congress can not be arrested, so during the shutdown, they’re no longer in session and thus can be arrested.

  227. Rae

    Adding value, as usual, Princess.

    You make Clementine Ford look like an intellectual.

    Johanna wins the internets for today.

  228. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I guess you make a bag lady look like a charmer, Joh.

    C’mon, get your hair done and perk up a bit.
    I don’t come to the Cat to impress people with my intellect.
    It’s not that sort of blog.
    I do that elsewhere. 🙂

  229. Steve trickler.

    Some silly idiot on radio 6PR Perth, commenting on a fire in Sydney/NSW…… “It’s the worst smoke he has ever seen.”

    The bloke is old. He is an old chap. He should know batter.

    Ash Wednesday, fuckhead!

  230. Chris

    Ash Wednesday, fuckhead!

    Must be one of Grigs’ socks.

  231. Geriatric Mayfly

    Michael Faraday has been lauded as “the father of refrigeration” as well as ‘The Father of Electricity”.
    When will this oppression by white males, end ?

    In this case never. The consequences of Faraday’s research and Maxwell’s attendant formulae remain embedded in so many aspects of daily existence. Even MRI outfits can be traced back to these two. Never fear though, I expect a minority person, or even a Muslim, to come up with the answer that unifies the theory of matter and those govern the universe.

  232. Arky

    Johanna wins the internets for today.

    ..
    When Grigs gives your brand of snark special mention it’s time to ease up Johanna.

  233. Snoopy

    so during the shutdown, they’re no longer in session and thus can be arrested.

    How do they vote to restore funding if they’re not in session?

  234. The bloke is old. He is an old chap. He should know batter.

    Fair’s fair, Steve. If he could see it from Perth it must have been bad . . .

  235. Steve trickler.

    Chris
    #2614785, posted on January 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm
    Ash Wednesday, fuckhead!

    Must be one of Grigs’ socks.

    What?

  236. Tintarella di Luna

    I sense another Father’s Day classic …

    Captain Bligh and Carbine: The Untold Story of How a Flat Tyre Nearly Stopped Australia’s Greatest Horse From Being Ridden to Victory By Private Simpson in the 1880 Magic Millions.

    “Dash it,” cried Bligh, as the notorious Catholic seaman whipped a passing Aborigine who was known to want the date of Australia Day changed from 26 January. “Come hither,” Simpson, “I have an idea of how we can replace this wretched tyre.” Simpson – who had sworn off sugar and was more than usually energetic – put down a book about Islamaphobia and moved closer to help.”

    C.L. that’s exactly how Bananaman novelises history. I won a couple of his books as a prize (yeah I know I should have just asked them to re-draw but he was the MC at the do so thought better of it) Kokoda was one and some other bilge. He just makes stuff up.

  237. Chris

    Lee Lin Chin? “crowing”? What absolute rubbish. The best newsreader on Free to Air television never “crows” about anything. Always plays the straight bat, no matter what she is required to read. And did so tonight.

    2000000% right as always. SHe reads the leftist tripe she is handed. I well remember when Lee Lin Chin was faced with a story applauding gender equality – about the first woman suicide bomber murdering an Israeli. She stopped, was silent for a moment, then read the story ‘with a straight bat’.

    I wonder how that writer felt when it came out that the Palyswinians raped her then forced her to ‘remove the stain on the family’s honor’ by carrying out that bombing. Leftism is an awful crime against decency.

  238. egg_

    And did so tonight.

    Sock watches the box.
    News at Eleven.

  239. egg_

    Craig Emerson’s “No Whyalla Wipeout” has had more than 78,000 views.

    Not clicking on such a link thanks, OM.

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