Monday Forum: April 15, 2019

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  1. JC

    Yeah nah, that’s a lie. There was heaps of cooperation, much of it using Wikileaks as a cut out. You know, like the Mob does.

    Totally agree for once. The pissgate dossier, Uraniumgate. Lots of D’rat cooperation with the Wussians.

  2. jupes

    The child should be removed from this unstable woman and given a home with a loving family.

    Yes and soon! The loony bitch wants to cut the poor little fella’s dick off.

    That is far far worse than sexual abuse.

  3. Oh come on

    I disagree that m0nty is a troll. He has troll-like characteristics, but the fact that he genuinely believes his bullshit makes him something other than a troll. A batshit-crazy ideologue is closer to the mark.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    John Constantine

    #2992001, posted on April 19, 2019 at 11:32 am

    A fireprone landscape of eucylypts that produces a likelihood that there will be hollow trees every few square miles is Australian.

    A fireprone landscape that produces large numbers of individual hollow trees that can survive for eight hundred years of burning off is hard to imagine if you are familiar with fire.

    The tree may be old, but the hollow? not so much.

    Are you referring to the magic birthing trees in the way of the Western Highway upgrade at Ararat and beyond?
    The local TV news sent their cub reporter out to be fed the history by Aunty Betty (a proud Nulla-Nulla woman).
    They showed an aerial shot of the road.
    Amazing.
    Using ancient Nulla-Nulla surveying tools, they selected the birthing trees in a dead straight line, just where white-man road would go centuries later, and miles from permanent water or significant protection from the elements.
    Truly incredible.

  5. Overburdened

    Getting here is a bit of a long haul at the back of the plane.

    Peace to all today.

    It’s good to see clivepalmer advertising on YouTube screening of tucker Carlson.

    He is either a deluded fool or he knows where the sweet spot is.

  6. JC

    I mentioned this a little while ago. There was a huge ad on the side of a corner store with big fat clive’s head and a caption originally saying Make Australia great again. g and r in great had been crossed out.

  7. Mark A

    Compare the pair.

    There is no comparison, quite forgot how beautiful G K was.

  8. mh

    Appearing Thursday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is “devastating” and provides a “road map” for impeachment of President Donald Trump despite exonerating him of criminal conspiracy with Russia.

    Anyone here who has read the Mueller report and reached the same conclusion?

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    You’ll be all sweet at the back of the plane OB.

    You hardly ever hear of an aircraft reversing into a mountain.

  10. cohenite

    monty you coward I did not find excuses to not pay up. I willingly paid you TWICE.

    Wow. Why?

  11. Tel

    I willingly paid you TWICE.

    Now you understand why conservatives always fail … because they expect the other guys to follow the rules.

    Please, learn from this experience.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    The Fraser Island sand should by rights be in upmarket golf course bunkers all over the country.

    4WDs should be free to churn through what’s left.

    There is an untapped market for shooting the feral pests (read: dingoes) on that patch of turf. They’re hardly going extinct, and the only existing sport on Fraser appears to be kiddie chewing by said pests.

    This all should have been accomplished 20 years ago.

  13. Arky

    Take that fat, gloating bastard to court.
    He is even more irritating than Beaugan

  14. RobK

    That level of achievement demands adulation from the public at large.
    I agree KD. Bummer if they are all wearing them after a while but.

  15. egg_

    There was a huge ad on the side of a corner store with big fat clive’s head and a caption originally saying Make Australia great again

    Make Australia Fat Again!

    M0nster approves.

  16. Tom

    Smelly hippies alert for Cats heading to London:

    LONDON (Reuters) – The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

    Extinction Rebellion has blocked several locations in central London in recent days after it staged a semi-nude protest in parliament earlier this month.

    More than 500 people have been arrested this week and 10 charged so far, police said.

    London’s police force said it had cancelled some officers’ leave and was calling in assistance from other forces to deal with protesters who were causing “unacceptable” disruption.

    Extinction Rebellion sent a message to media titled “Statement on the Extinction Rebellion Heathrow Action Tomorrow” but the body of the message did not give further protest details.

    The group has called for non-violent civil disobedience to push the British government to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025 and to stop what it says is a global climate crisis.

  17. Overburdened

    He is the Mr Creosote of Australian politics.

    In fairness he looks like a lot of big fat bastards who can’t see the ground let alone their dicks.

  18. Nick

    He is even more irritating than Beaugan

    Nah, Beaugy is good. Lizzie yes.
    Seriously, when she’s talking about her Hairy, she means her minge I’m sure.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    OldOzzie

    #2992003, posted on April 19, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Oops Sorry Link

    Vox -The real reason Boeing’s new plane 737 Max 8 crashed twice

    Fingers faster than Brain

    Am I missing something?
    The video says Boeing pushed the bigger engines higher to achieve ground clearance, which caused the aircraft to pitch up under full power.
    If the engine is higher, I kind of expect the opposite effect (to want to push the aircraft nose down).
    Unless the diameter of the new engine was so large that the centreline of thrust was below the old one.
    Or they angle the engine slightly?
    Doesn’t make sense.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Hahaha!

    Mueller has broken so many.

    Seth Abramson is now well over 400 posts on a single thread!

    Monty was previously citing this guy as a credible expert.

  21. Overburdened

    Tom

    London in the 50-60s would have given them something to complain about.

    They don’t know how good they have it.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Unless the diameter of the new engine was so large that the centreline of thrust was below the old one.

    No.
    Scratch that thought.
    It defeats the original ground clearance objective.

  23. cohenite

    Honour.

    No, what bet did you lose to the clown?

  24. mh

    CHICAGO – Two ranking executives inside the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office have submitted their resignations — including State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s chief ethics officer, April Perry, whom Foxx cited as the person who advised her to “recuse” herself from the Jussie Smollett case that has rocked the Chicago office, Fox News learned Thursday.

    Mark Rotert, the director of the office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, has also submitted his resignation, according to a Foxx spokesperson. Perry and Rotert are scheduled to work their last days on the job in May…

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/kim-foxxs-chief-ethics-officer-resigns-following-smollett-controversy

  25. Entropy

    Monty, i like you. But you should not welch on a bet. Ever.

  26. stackja

    Police seize long-blade knife, drugs in armed raid on Surry Hills housing estate
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    April 19, 2019 10:39am
    Subscriber only

    Heavily-armed police have stormed an inner-city public housing tower arresting two men and seizing a frightening cache of weapons and drugs.

    A crackdown on Surry Hills’ drug-riddled housing estates, codenamed Strike Force Bernardo, began in January and culminated in raids on three units in the Northcott tower on Belvoir St yesterday.

  27. I genuinely can’t remember the terms of the bet. Please link me to the posts where it was made.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Welcome back, Donut King.
    Riddle me this.
    How did Trump “obstruct” the investigation?
    By getting rid of Comey?
    If so, how did this work?
    Was the super-slueth Mueller and his band of elite lawyers unable to find actual collusion merely because Comey was gone?
    Did Trump obstruct by sending out Tweets?
    Again, was the unswerving and incorruptible Mueller on the verge of discovering collusion evidence but baulked because of 128 characters posted at midnight by the Orange One?
    Tell me.
    I am keen to know.

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    Gray-Nicolls is a cricket bat company. They have many, many bats and make thousands more bats every week. This is an accepted fact.

    There are many people in France who, although liking bats very much, did not have bats of their own.

    Gray-Nicolls execs watched TV one day and discovered an old, run-down amusement park was in need of repair. They decided to help repair the park so all could enjoy it. The price was the equivalent of 10,000 bats, which they willingly paid. The bats didn’t go to the people that administrated the park, it went to the repair people.

    This attracted the attention of some other people. These people also had bats. However, they bitched and moaned about Gray-Nicolls giving a 10,000 bat equivalent to the amusement park, and demanded they give the 10,000 bats (or more) to the people in France who did not have bats.

    These people, although having bats of their own, didn’t give their bats to the batless French. They just insisted somebody else do it.

    The story of the Notre Dame restoration continues.

  30. DrBeauGan

    Take that fat, gloating bastard to court.
    He is even more irritating than Beaugan

    Come on, Arky, I’m doing my best.

  31. cohenite

    1. Romney winning.

    You bet on Romney winning; well then, the fat little fool deserved the win. But wait, who did fatboy bet on winning?

  32. Leigh Lowe

    More than 500 people have been arrested this week and 10 charged so far, police said.

    There’s your problem, right there.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6938445/Indigenous-Today-host-Brooke-Boney-rant-Chris-Lilleys-new-Lunatics.html

    Offended? I wonder how the lady would react to being assaulted for refusing to give someone cigarettes? The Memsahib was.

  34. Oh come on

    George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him.

    It’s hard not to conclude that Mr Kelly-Ann Conway thinks Trump has boned his wife. He sure is acting like a cuckold.

  35. Zatara

    More than 500 people have been arrested this week and 10 charged so far, police said.

    So, did the cops run out of ink?

  36. stackja

    Extinction Rebellion participants using mobile phones.

  37. Mark A

    some monty gems.

    m0nty
    #1966732, posted on March 5, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Forget all this culture stuff says the Marxist.
    The caliphate of North America is going to be a great, free wealthy left wing paradise.

    Hillary would not turn America into Iraq.

    Trump would turn America into Zimbabwe.

  38. Oh come on

    There seems to be only one public photo of George Conway in circulation. It’s that one where he looks shifty and out of his depth, where he’s looking sideways, his mouth open as if he’s seen a ghost. Even WaPo is using it as his thumbnail in his article! Funny stuff.

  39. Oh come on

    Here are the 10 ‘episodes’ Mueller probed for potential obstruction by Trump

    Yes everyone’s seen them. Pretty hard to prove obstruction when an underlying crime cannot be established. Just pack it in, m0nty. I’m starting to feel embarrassed on your behalf.

  40. jupes

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, released Thursday, details 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice involving President Trump.

    Potential … hmmm. But obviously not potential enough to actually, you know, charge him.

    Still you’ve now got a roadmap to impeachment to hang your hat on. LOL

  41. Gotta protecc the wahmens.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6883877/Substitute-teacher-sex-three-boys-AVOIDS-jail-time.html

    Louisiana substitute teacher, 34, who had sex with three boys aged between 15 and 16 gets incredibly lenient plea deal which means HE will serve ZERO jail time and won’t even have to register as a sex offender.

    No, I can’t imagine that happening either.

  42. mh

    WSJ
    Mueller’s Report Speaks Volumes
    What’s in the special counsel’s findings is almost as revealing as what’s left out.

    By the fall of 2017, it was clear that special counsel Robert Mueller, as a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was too conflicted to take a detached look at a Russia-collusion story that had become more about FBI malfeasance than about Donald Trump. The evidence of that bias now stares at us through 448 pages of his report.

    President Trump has every right to feel liberated. What the report shows is that he endured a special-counsel probe that was relentlessly, at times farcically, obsessed with taking him out. What stands out is just how diligently and creatively the special counsel’s legal minds worked to implicate someone in Trump World on something Russia- or obstruction-of-justice-related. And how—even with all its overweening power and aggressive tactics—it still struck out.

    Volume I of the Mueller report, which deals with collusion, spends tens of thousands of words describing trivial interactions between Trump officials and various Russians. While it doubtless wasn’t Mr. Mueller’s intention, the sheer quantity and banality of details highlights the degree to which these contacts were random, haphazard and peripheral. By the end of Volume I, the notion that the Trump campaign engaged in some grand plot with Russia is a joke.

    Yet jump to the section where the Mueller team lists its “prosecution and declination” decisions with regards the Russia question. And try not to picture Mueller “pit bull” prosecutor Andrew Weissmann collapsed under mountains of federal statutes after his two-year hunt to find one that applied.

    Mr. Mueller’s team mulled bringing charges “for the crime of conspiracy—either under statutes that have their own conspiracy language,” or “under the general conspiracy statute.” It debated going after them for the “defraud clause,” which “criminalizes participating in an agreement to obstruct a lawful function of the U.S. government.” It considered the crime of acting as an “agent of a foreign government”—helpfully noting that this crime does not require “willfulness.”

    Up to now, the assumption was that Mr. Mueller had resurrected long-ago violations of the rarely enforced Foreign Agent Registration Act of 1938 purely to apply pressure on folks like Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn. Now we find out that it was resurrected in hopes of applying it to campaign-period actions of minor figures such as Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

    Mueller’s team even considered charging Trump associates who participated with campaign-finance violations for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Was that meeting “a conspiracy to violate the foreign contributions ban”? Was it “the solicitation of an illegal foreign source contribution”? Was it the receipt of “an express or implied promise to make a [foreign source] contribution”? The team considered that the law didn’t apply only to money—it could apply to a “thing of value.” Until investigators realized it might be hard to prove the “promised documents” exceeded the “$2,000 threshold for a criminal violation.” The Mueller team even credited Democrats’ talking point that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had committed perjury during his confirmation hearings—and devoted a section in the report to it.

    As for obstruction—Volume II—Attorney General Bill Barr noted Thursday that he disagreed with “some of the special counsel’s legal theories.” Maybe he had in mind Mr. Mueller’s proposition that he was entitled to pursue obstruction questions, even though that was not part of his initial mandate from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Or maybe it was Mr. Mueller’s long description of what a prosecution of the sitting president might look like—even though he acknowledged its legal impossibility. Or it could be Mr. Mueller’s theory that while “fairness” dictates that someone accused of crimes get a “speedy and public trial” to “clear his name,” Mr. Trump deserves no such courtesy with regard to the 200 pages of accusations Mr. Mueller lodges against him.

    That was Mr. Mueller’s James Comey moment. Remember the July 2016 press conference in which the FBI director berated Hillary Clinton even as he didn’t bring charges? It was a firing offense. Here’s Mr. Mueller engaging in the same practice—only on a more inappropriate scale. At least this time the attorney general tried to clean up the mess by declaring he would not bring obstruction charges. Mr. Barr noted Thursday that we do not engage in grand-jury proceedings and probes with the purpose of generating innuendo.

    Mr. Mueller may not care. His report suggests the actual goal of the obstruction volume is impeachment: “We concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority.”

    Note as well what isn’t in the report. It makes only passing, bland references to the genesis of so many of the accusations Mr. Mueller probed: the infamous dossier produced by opposition-research firm Fusion GPS and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign. How do you exonerate Mr. Page without delving into the scandalous Moscow deeds of which he was falsely accused? How do you narrate an entire section on the July 2016 Trump Tower meeting without noting that Ms. Veselnitskaya was working alongside Fusion? How do you detail every aspect of the Papadopoulos accusations while avoiding any detail of the curious and suspect ways that those accusations came back to the FBI via Australia’s Alexander Downer?

    The report instead mostly reads as a lengthy defense of the FBI—of its shaky claims about how its investigation began, of its far-fetched theories, of its procedures, even of its leadership. One of the more telling sections concerns Mr. Comey’s firing. Mr. Mueller’s team finds it generally beyond the realm of possibility that the FBI director was canned for incompetence or insubordination. It treats everything the FBI or Mr. Comey did as legitimate, even as it treats everything the president did as suspect.

    Mr. Mueller is an institutionalist, and many on his team were the same Justice Department attorneys who first fanned the partisan collusion claims. He was the wrong man to provide an honest assessment of the 2016 collusion dirty trick. And we’ve got a report to prove it.

  43. Tailgunner

    Quote:
    Jesus did not go to the temple to cleanse. He came to the temple to announce the destruction of a whole way of life. Those who operated the temple had no power to silence Jesus and put him to death. Those powers were held by the Roman retainers.

    The charges that were leveled against him can be summed up as insurrection. There were three specific charges: encouraging non-payment of taxes, threatening to destroy property (the temple), and claiming to be a king. It was the temple incident that took Jesus from being an irritating, but harmless country rebel from the rural north to a nuisance in a city that controlled the great tradition. Rome’s retainers killed him on a cross.

    In other words, Jesus wasn’t sentenced to death until he challenged the money changers.
    The Rothschilds have been around a LONG time.

  44. Knuckle Dragger

    A 19 year old man (manlet!) is in critical condition at Royal Darwin Hospital after jumping off a fourth floor balcony whilst high on synthetic cannabis.

    NT Police spokesperson, Captain Obvious, unsurprisingly said ‘It’s not worth it’.

    Reports that saltwater crocodiles have learned to climb stairs and/or use lifts have yet to be confirmed.

  45. DrBeauGan

    Jupes, did you ever deal in txacoli?

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A crackdown on Surry Hills’ drug-riddled housing estates, codenamed Strike Force Bernardo, began in January and culminated in raids on three units in the Northcott tower on Belvoir St yesterday.

    I’ve already given them at least three times the name and address of a known dealer who is still dealing in a Redfern low rise public housing block and causing constant disruption to other tenants including resident children. They said they could do nothing about it. The tenants are very scared of him and retribution, but even so have made numerous complaints to housing and the Redfern police. You get sicced on to the Community Relations Officer when you make yet another complaint. I know, I’ve personally done it.

  47. WTF?!

    https://www.wdrb.com/news/former-new-albany-business-owner-who-tried-to-have-ex/article_700485ae-5c8d-11e9-85e0-dfcbd16f2307.html

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A former New Albany bakery owner won’t be sent to prison for trying to have her ex-boyfriend killed three years ago.

    Laura Buckingham pleaded guilty in December to solicitation to commit murder and was sentenced to 10 years probation. She will be required to undergo continuing mental health assessments.

    Honk Honk!

  48. will

    A 19 year old man (manlet!) is in critical condition at Royal Darwin Hospital after jumping off a fourth floor balcony whilst high

    Darwin Man

    no, must be ‘climate change’, just like those walruses (or were they seals?) that throw themselves off cliffs because of ‘climate change’

  49. Potential … hmmm. But obviously not potential enough to actually, you know, charge him.

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #2992133, posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    How did Trump “obstruct” the investigation?

    Here are the 10 ‘episodes’ Mueller probed for potential obstruction by Trump …

    … and came up empty.
    Come on, Donut King, that is very low energy.
    It is almost as if you don’t really believe it yourself anymore.

  51. “Mueller would have indicted (for violating the penal law) Trump if the law (administering said law enforcement) was different…”

    Fortunately, America is still a nation of laws.

  52. Ellie

    …she means her minge I’m sure.

    Gold, Nick. That is actually very funny.

    Her stories use to be interesting, but have become very tedious.

    Geez, I drive a BMW. I, too, have come into money.
    Yawn.

    Tailgunner, pass the spliff.

    🤣😎

  53. Knuckle Dragger

    Brooke Boney said ‘it would hurt her feelings’ if she watched Chris Lilley’s new show.

    Further stressed that she was a ‘proud Gamilorai woman’ despite doing her best to look like a brunette Dolly Parton. The Gamilorai are from northern NSW, have been there for apparently 60,000 years, and are said to have invented space travel and the Large Hadron Collider.

  54. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2992149, posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Potential … hmmm. But obviously not potential enough to actually, you know, charge him.

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    In other words, he had nothing, but would’ve tried it anyway if the law prohibiting vexatious charges wasn’t there.

    Right, got it.

  55. In other words, Jesus wasn’t sentenced to death until he challenged the money changers.

    No, he wasn’t even arrested at this point.

    Go back to Sunday school kid.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here are the 10 ‘episodes’ Mueller probed for potential obstruction by Trump

    LOL. So he obstructed his own exoneration? He tried to stop Mueller finding him innocent? His nefarious plan was to sack Comey to make sure no one ever would find out he did nothing illegal?

    That’s a good one M0nty. The Dems will go just so amazingly well impeaching a guy who tried to hide how innocent he was.

  57. Notafan

    Encouraging non payment of taxes?

    What book are you reading tailgunner?

  58. Zatara

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    This is the part where you link to the quote of Mueller that proves your point.

  59. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/ngSRh0lRRSo

    Some bloke who calls himself the auto expert giving the pollies both barrels about the ev revolution

  60. Oh come on

    These (fairly recent) m0nty posts have not aged well:

    m0nty
    #2881070, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    Trump is going to be implicated in so many more crimes. Today is a drop in the ocean.

    As for shutting up until Mueller’s report drops, don’t you get it yet? He is dropping his report already, slowly, by releasing details in charge memos. This is his report, effectively. Every memo is a new chapter. The actual report will just be tying together all the info from the memos.

    Trump is guilty, his entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Cue the music!

    m0nty
    #2881097, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    What specific crimes is Trump involved in? Leave the Busty Daniels thing aside because no one gives a shit.

    The key word is conspiracy (not collusion). He will be named as a co-conspirator in plenty of Russia-related crimes. It will probably go all the way up to conspiracy against the United States, seeing as Manafort and Gates have already been charged with and pleaded guilty to it. Then there will be various kinds of fraud related to money changing hands at Trump’s direction, plus probably tax fraud because Trump’s organisation is rife with it.

    Basically it’s everything that Nixon was accused of, plus the added frisson of treason. Of course they won’t convict him on that, but it colours everything else. As I’ve been saying all along, this is pretty much just Watergate if Nixon had gotten Kruschev on the dog and bone to bring over some KGB lads to perform the burglary.

    Click the above link again.

    And another gem from the same thread:

    m0nty
    #2881103, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    JC, I don’t care about the Stormy stuff, I was merely correcting CL’s falsehood. Today’s felonies are chicken feed compared to what’s coming. But it’s fun to see you bunch of Comical Alis standing in front of the battle zone with your hands up in supplication, trying to tell me it’s Moomba.

    One more:

    m0nty
    #2881109, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    When are you going to realise, OCO, that this is going to end like Watergate? I am genuinely curious as to how you think this plays out. Do you not see that Trump is in a world of trouble? We have a direct historical parallel from 40 years ago, and it’s not deviating from that script much. It’s not that hard to figure out what happens next.

    This is “what happens next”.

    And file the following under ‘epic lack of self awareness’:

    m0nty
    #2881189, posted on December 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama committing treason

    It is going to be difficult for you to change gears in the post-Trump era, CL. You have gone so far down the rabbit hole you don’t even know what the truth looks like any more.

    LOL your own changing gears isn’t going so well, is it, m0nts?

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, it’s on now. On like Donkey Kong.

    Audis at ten paces for Lizzie and Ellie.

    You know the rules, ladies. No scratching of faces – anything else, including smashing your opponent’s face into a bathroom handbasin Blue Light Disco style is fair game.

  62. Notafan

    Does Chris Lilley have botox face?

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He is even more irritating than Beaugan
    Nah, Beaugy is good. Lizzie yes.
    Seriously, when she’s talking about her Hairy, she means her minge I’m sure.

    Well, Nick, I had to look it up. At least the terminology is innovative although the rest of your implication is ye olde bullshyt and rather improper in a daylight hours family blog on Good Friday.

    Glad I irritate you. Sad sods as persistently off-beam as yourself were born to be irritated by good-natured girls like me.

  64. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2992133, posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    How did Trump “obstruct” the investigation?

    Here are the 10 ‘episodes’ Mueller probed for potential obstruction by Trump

    m0nty

    I will type this slowly for your benefit.

    “Probing” (sounds obscene) an “episode” is all very well, but his “probes” seem not to have found any evidence of wrong-doing that Mueller considered worthy of inclusion in his report.

    Nice try, fail.

  65. Rabid Koala

    How did Trump “obstruct” the investigation?

    Here are the 10 ‘episodes’ Mueller probed for potential obstruction by Trump

    All those ‘episodes’ were Kushner, not Trump.

  66. Notafan

    I saw a truck with ‘stop Morrison’s Tafe cuts’ yesterday

    Although seriously who cares

    Initially I thought it was said

    “Stop Morrisons tax cuts’

    That would be a good ad.

  67. This is funny. Those pervy Jap vidya games, like Peach Beach Splash: well Dead or Alive 6 had over 1000 USD of DLC and a 92 USD season pass.

  68. Tiny Dancer

    Oh m0ron. I imagine you would have been like Anderson Cooper on CNN this morning. You could taste the disappointment and frustration. No amount of sugar hits can fix that. You probably thought Avanetti was the real deal and Stormy would make a great first lady. Ring the helpline fatty.

  69. Overburdened

    Breaking my rule but some stupidity must be called

    Re Meuller not prosecuting President Trump because of DOJ regulations-

    That’s what sane people call the Law you fucking imbecile.

  70. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2544256, posted on November 6, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Ooh, speculation that Flynn has turned snitch. That would be huge. He would have a lot of dirt on Kushner. Trump would be getting really worried now.

  71. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Funny like a hairy muscle was funny, Elle. I guess context is all.

    Glad you inherited your money. It sure beats hard work. 🙂

  72. cohenite

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    Yep, Trump would have been guilty if there were laws he would have broke if they existed.

    And people wonder why I despise this fat little bastard.

  73. JC

    Monst

    Dancer makes a few decent points, you know.

  74. John Constantine

    https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2019/04/17/demolition-800-year-old-sacred-trees-compared-notre-dame-fire

    Mansplaining how hollow trees are made and how long they last, compared to how people feel when they look at hollow trees are two different things.

    Big Australia demands a Big infrastructure and logistics task, Big socialist diversity yarragrad of twenty millions cannot be supplied with the goat track and death trap roads that were built to service pale stale melbourne of two millions.

    Lot of changes besides the names and roads to come.

    Comrades.

    [ bet vikpols 800 military style assault rifles don’t get passed out for this protest].

  75. Overburdened

    I can see the dopey prick rubbing his sticky little hands together and giggling with excitement about being noticed.

  76. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2992149, posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    Potential … hmmm. But obviously not potential enough to actually, you know, charge him.

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    So he would have charged Trump if only doing so wasn’t against the law?

    Just stop, m0nty. Even I am getting embarrassed for you.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, I think that muscle should be spelled mussel for the analogy to really work. 🙂

    Sorry to bore you, Elle. My best advice is to scroll, scroll, scroll, because I don’t intend to change thing.

  78. Overburdened

    In another realm of self absorbed stupid, you would have thought due diligence could have been in order.

    Their slagging of at the Thai Government probably won’t help them.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/couple-could-face-penalty-in-thailand-over-floating-home/news-story/e78330047ccfb75c65e83dc1e9f5d65b

  79. Ellie

    Have been working hard in my profession for over 20 years, Liz.
    The fact my mum passed away has allowed some of the family trust to be distributed.

  80. Notafan

    Weird comments about monasteries.
    Any actual evidence that monasteries controlled ‘fisheries’ with the implication that fasting days were meant for profit?

    in any case up until recently fishermen went out when the weather was good and they sometimes came back empty-handed, there was absolutely no way to control having fresh fish available on a Friday and only on a Friday.

    Catholics observed meatless Friday’s every Friday up until very recently in farming and city communities, meat was a luxury food, which is why it was abstained from on Fridays and during Lent.

    There was an element of fasting too, with people taking two all meals on fasting bdays.

    People had the option of fish, eggs cheese too.

    Greek orthodox still abstain from all dairy and meat during their holy week.

  81. John Constantine

    But the news also sparked conversation around a similar and arguably more devastating issue happening on Australian soil – the pending destruction of ancient birthing trees in Victoria, sacred

    https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/notre-dame-fire-djab-wurrung-sacred-trees-australia/

    the sacred birthing trees have seen over 50 generations born on site, with some of the trees themselves being estimated at over 800 years old.

    These beautiful trees include an 800 year old tree that has seen over 50 generations born inside of a hollow in her trunk and a 350 year old directions tree that has been shaped and resembles a Woman. This area is part of the song line, the series of scared trees and artefacts we find here regularly prove it’s significance.

  82. egg_

    Brooke Boney said ‘it would hurt her feelings’ if she watched Chris Lilley’s new show.

    But the offensive Get Krak!n’ jins were OK?

  83. egg_

    Does Chris Lilley have botox face?

    Nota wins the internets for the week.

    Cat’s @rse face, perchance?

  84. cohenite

    These are the 2 from JCU who are giving Peter Ridd a hard time:

    Professor Sandra Harding

    Professor Chris Cocklin

    Ridd’s response:

    Dear All,

    There has been a flurry of media activity on the case but the main news is that it looks as though the Vice Chancellor (VC) is digging in. She and the Provost Prof Chris Cocklin released an extraordinary statement saying the Judge was wrong on all 17 findings against JCU (see link below). In my opinion, she had not read Judge Vasta’s judgement and clearly does not comprehend what has just happened.

    But this means that unless the JCU council (the governing body) deals with the VC, an appeal is likely. In my media statements I have repeatedly stated that the JCU council will be complicit in this mess if they do not deal with the VC and Provost. Due to the huge media response in Australia, the council will have heard this loud and clear.

    JCU has near infinite resources from the taxpayer and the VC will not pay a cent when she ultimately loses. It matters not to JCU if they appeal on weak grounds, and the VC may well have retired from the university in the time it could take, perhaps 5 years, if it goes all the way to the high court.

    An appeal will cost the best part of a million dollars – much more if it goes to the high court. But I reckon that if we are forced, we can raise the funds. I am very confident that we can win any appeal, although we would want to look closely at whatever mischief they come up with.

    The fact is that we have the upper hand – we won the first round 17-nil. The university is bleeding reputation due to its own mistakes, and there is growing anger especially in North Queensland. If they think they can intimidate us with an appeal, they should ththink again.

    Kind regards

    Peter

    https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2019/april/response-to-federal-circuit-court-judgement

  85. Ellie

    No one expects you to change. Why would you.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    In an apparent attempt to yet again climb Mount Rank Stupidity, the AFL has announced that some musical entertainment has been arranged for the ANZAC Day Collingwood v Essendon blockbuster.

    Birds of Tokyo.

    Nuclear jokes will no doubt be de rigeur.

    The Australian Army Band is playing as an afterthought.

  87. John Constantine

    Vicemergency app reports the western highway is currently closed both sides of Ararat as it becomes a death trap under Good Friday levels of traffic.

    ‼️‼️MORE CRASHES NEAR ARARAT, DETOURS ON WESTERN HIGHWAY‼️‼️

    There have been more incidents around Ararat, after a man died this morning on the Western Highway at Armstrong.

    Detours are in place on the Western Highway near Dobie after a crash involving four vehicles.

    A man and a woman have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Another man has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Two vehicles were travelling west in congested traffic when a third car came over a slight rise and collided with those two vehicles causing a nose-to-tail collision.

    Following that, the third vehicle then veered onto the incorrect side of the highway and crashed into an oncoming east-bound car.

  88. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For those late to this game, Hairy has never inherited a thing, and all I have ever inherited is trouble. We are well off due to his many years of achievement and hard work, and mine in advancing our property dealings. That’s why I’m rather keen on enjoying what we have and making no bones about it.

    Funny, I was rather considering a little Beamer as an extra to adorn the garage as I’m looking for something non-turbo for various kids learning to drive. Gone right off the idea now, though.

  89. jupes

    Jupes, did you ever deal in txacoli?

    Nah just Italian and Israeli wine.

    Is it any good? Seems similar to Lambrusco.

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ve said nothing about changing myself, Elle. I said I don’t intend to change a thing about the way I write about Hairy (or anything else) on Catallaxy, and thus if it bores you, scroll. Nick is a pain in the butt. Perhaps like tends to find like. I’ve never met you so I don’t know.

    You’ve never met me and now you never will.

  91. Oh come on

    A trip down memory lane all the way back to May 2017:

    “you cannot – do not attack! – the stellar reporters of CNN”!

    I can’t say how much I love this clip. Too funny.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    Catholics observed meatless Friday’s every Friday up until very recently in farming and city communities, meat was a luxury food, which is why it was abstained from on Fridays and during Lent.

    There was an element of fasting too, with people taking two all meals on fasting bdays.

    People had the option of fish, eggs cheese too.

    Greek orthodox still abstain from all dairy and meat during their holy week.

    It makes great sense health wise.

    We should all be fasting. Even the heathens and atheists.

  93. Ellie

    Meet up with your anti-Semitic friend.
    I care nought for you since you declared your “love” for him.
    Take your own advice, scroll past me.

  94. m0nty
    #2881070, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    Trump is going to be implicated in so many more crimes. Today is a drop in the ocean.

    As for shutting up until Mueller’s report drops, don’t you get it yet? He is dropping his report already, slowly, by releasing details in charge memos. This is his report, effectively. Every memo is a new chapter. The actual report will just be tying together all the info from the memos.

    Trump is guilty, his entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Fact check: 100% true.

  95. Oh come on

    Lizzie, do your kids have part time jobs? If so, let em save up for their own wheels. If not, let em wait for a hand-me-down.

    My kids will learn to drive in a 25yo shitbox just like I did.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘slight rise’

    John C, I will almost bet my dog that the punter responsible for that, and then stacking into another car minding its own business will reside nowhere near Ararat. I’m going to go with Elsternwick.

    That bit of bitchy between Ballarat and Stawell used to be a bit tricky, but roadworks over the years have improved it 100% on what it was.

    Still, the long time city dwellers have long demonstrated their inherent inability to safely drive anywhere beyond Rockbank. The only good that could come of this is if at least one of the vehicles destroyed a sacred birthing tree and set it on fire.

  97. rickw

    What’s that Dot, I can’t hear you over the sound of rocks being split with ball peen hammers from the yard of the federal penitentiary where Manafort and Flynn are being held.

    A wrongologist even when it comes to hammer selection…

  98. Holy cow that CNN video did not age well.

    “Carl, you’re embarrassing yourself…”

    “H R Mc Master confirmed…”

    Up next, non-partisan patriot, James Clapper…

  99. Oh come on

    m0nty
    #2992199, posted on April 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    m0nty
    #2881070, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    Trump is going to be implicated in so many more crimes. Today is a drop in the ocean.

    As for shutting up until Mueller’s report drops, don’t you get it yet? He is dropping his report already, slowly, by releasing details in charge memos. This is his report, effectively. Every memo is a new chapter. The actual report will just be tying together all the info from the memos.

    Trump is guilty, his entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Fact check: 100% true.

    Reposted without comment.

  100. Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    Yep, Trump would have been guilty if there were laws he would have broke if they existed.

    Actually I misspoke, they aren’t regulations, they are merely opinions. There is no federal American law that states you can’t indict the President. It’s DOJ protocol, not law, based on their guess as to what would happen if it ever came before SCOTUS.

  101. Oh come on

    CNN is such a bizarre organisation. The degree of denial its journos live in is approaching m0ntyesque levels. What’s also really odd is that they are constantly crowing about the amazingly high standard of journalism they practise. They continue to believe this as their ratings continue to fall through the floor and no one believes them anymore.

  102. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2992199, posted on April 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    m0nty
    #2881070, posted on December 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    Trump is going to be implicated in so many more crimes. Today is a drop in the ocean.

    As for shutting up until Mueller’s report drops, don’t you get it yet? He is dropping his report already, slowly, by releasing details in charge memos. This is his report, effectively. Every memo is a new chapter. The actual report will just be tying together all the info from the memos.

    Trump is guilty, his entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Fact check: 100% true.

    And yet in almost 2 years, Mueller and his team could not find enough evidence of any of these alleged crimes to lay even a single indictment. Either gross incompetence on their part or the evidence is not there.

    A word of advice, the DNC and the US MSM are not reliable sources in this matter.

    Also, put down the bong.

  103. hammer selection

    That’s the joke, you morons. Geez, and they say wingnuts don’t have a sense of humour… they’re right.

  104. Roger

    Greek orthodox still abstain from all dairy and meat during their holy week.

    For the whole of Lent, in fact.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Extinction Rebellion has blocked several locations in central London in recent days after it staged a semi-nude protest in parliament earlier this month.

    Semi-nude vegans? Adding insult to injury. It’s hard enough moving around London as it is without having extra visual pollution as well.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    OCO,

    Agreed. It’s a must. I learnt to drive on shit roads (or no roads) in a dilapidated busted arse ute with no power steering, no aircon, no radio, no windscreen wipers and a scratchy, clunking 3 speed column shift.

    The old man rightly said, ‘If you can drive that, you can drive anything’. And he was right.

    I’ve been taking the 14 yo son and heir out this week in the long wheel base Colorado. It intimidates him a bit, but as long as he drives the ute, and not let the ute control him he’ll be ok.

    I hate to offer advice like this, but if you let your loved ones learn to drive in a vehicle that does half the driving for them, there will come a time when they’ll need the situational awareness and the ability to actually drive to save themselves – and they won’t have it.

    There is a vast gulf between having a licence and being able to drive.

  107. calli

    For children learning to drive and on various shades of “P’s” – housebrick on wheels. Mine came back several times on a tilt tray, re-built more time than Lee Majors.

    But it saved their silly necks.

  108. Oh come on

    Another beauty.

    I don’t appreciate you denigrating our reporting. I think you know we have excellent reporters here.

    And

    This is our reporting. We have rock-solid sources within the White House.

  109. m0nty
    #2992209, posted on April 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    hammer selection

    That’s the joke, you morons. Geez, and they say wingnuts don’t have a sense of humour… they’re right.

    monty reveals his fuck up is a joke hours after copping tonnes of shit for it.

    As credible as Avenatti and Stormy shacking up as the Democrat alternative to Mitt and Ann from Salt Lake City.

  110. mh

    It’s not like their bullshit is entertaining anyone.

    CNN RATINGS CONTINUE TO PLUMMET TO ALL-YEAR LOW

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/16/cnn-ratings-plummet-all-year-low/

  111. calli

    Are you still doing Vancouver to Skagway, Lizzie?

  112. 1735099

    Trump is guilty. His entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Probably true.

    Trump has consorted with indicted criminals.

    Definitely true.

  113. Oh come on

    Awesome! Another dummy enters the fray. The more the merrier!

  114. If you want a good laugh, watch certified genius (IQ 180) John Sununu be interviewed by dolled up CNN twit Alisyn Camerota.

    Poor Alisyn. You can’t talk down to a genius by talking to him like he’s a five year old. You just look like an arsehole school teacher with zero social skills annoying other adults.

  115. jupes

    What’s also really odd is that they are constantly crowing about the amazingly high standard of journalism they practise.

    Just like the ABC.

    “Without bias or agenda.”

  116. calli

    If they have to say it they ain’t got it.

  117. Zatara

    Mueller made it clear that he would have indicted Trump if the DOJ regulations against it hadn’t been there.

    This is the part where you link to the quote of Mueller that proves your point.

    Still looking for that elusive quote of Mueller making it clear he would have indicted Trump if DOJ regulations hadn’t been there?

    I’d have thought such an important utterance would be so easy to find.

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, do your kids have part time jobs?

    They did have. All my four have moved on now. We did hold a separate small car for them to learn on; time flies on this blog. These kids I refer to now belong in various ways to the public housing rellies. No, they don’t have jobs, the two who are nearly old enough. I wish they did, but they don’t. These kids struggle hard in other ways. I’m more lenient with them.

  119. Oh come on

    That CNN host is such a condescending xunt. Talking to Sununu like he’s a naughty schoolboy. Of course we now know he was totally vindicated and she looks like an utter twat.

  120. rickw

    monty reveals his fuck up is a joke hours after copping tonnes of shit for it.

    Up there with #VicpolMajuroBBgun

  121. Infidel Tiger

    Monty your failure to accept reality is how you got so obese

    Stop this destructive behaviour.

  122. Ellie

    My son got my 20 year old car for his 18th birthday. It was brand new when I bought it. He got a bargin. How could it not be – one driver (female) the whole time.
    He has since upgraded.

  123. Mark A

    I learned to drive on a Fordson Major.
    Graduating to a beat up Holden ute was a breeze.

  124. DrBeauGan

    We should all be fasting. Even the heathens and atheists.

    Haven’t you heard about my suffering on the 800 fast diet? My complaints about you bastards talking about food all the time?

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Are you still doing Vancouver to Skagway, Lizzie?

    To be honest, Calli, I haven’t a clue. We are going on the QE2 up Alaska way, that’s all I’ve bothered to find out so far. Guess I’d better ask Hairy and get back to you. I am fairly underwhelmed by this trip so far, flatlining on the excitement, probably in delayed shock after all the issues with Hairy’s health this year.

    That Lego2 movie really did me in. I’ve retreated into the bedroom with Bernard Cornwell’s ‘Death of Kings’, to spend more time with Uhtred and get my mojo back again!

  126. He got a bargin. How could it not be – one driver (female) the whole time.
    He has since upgraded.

    Well he had to. The oil was never changed for 20 years.

  127. Mark A

    Ellie
    #2992228, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    My son got my 20 year old car for his 18th birthday. It was brand new when I bought it. He got a bargin. How could it not be – one driver (female) the whole time.
    He has since upgraded.

    Yes Elli but you left out the “only driven to the … on …days? LOL

    Most of us made what we have by our own effort, if some extra comes along, so much better.

  128. calli

    Auto HR column shift for me. No power steering, natch.

    I felt like a princess gliding around the lower North Shore in my two-tone chariot.

  129. Roger

    Poor Alisyn.

    Alternative spellings of traditional names should be banned.

    Other than that, live and let live.

  130. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Awesome! Another dummy enters the fray. The more the merrier!

    Rakes are on special at Bunnings, I’m told.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Majuro BB guns. God that was funny.

    Right up with the time he inflicted his pompous piety on any US hospitality ‘management’ he thought he came across on the subject of fair wage policies. And couldn’t wait to parade his virtue in front of everyone.

  132. calli

    It’s the Queen Elizabeth. The QE2 is another vessel. I think you are on the tour just before us, so we may pass on the gangplank.

    You will recognise me by my effortless ability to trip over nothing.

  133. Ellie

    Yes, I highlighted the female driver because, although a good driver, I was useless at mechanics … of the car variety. My delightful, misogynistic, Russian J*wish mechanic tells me off every time I take my car in for a service. I either don’t drive it enough or I put the wrong petrol in. If not that, he finds something to chastise me for.

  134. DrBeauGan

    Jupes, did you ever deal in txacoli?

    Nah just Italian and Israeli wine.

    Is it any good? Seems similar to Lambrusco.

    I’ve never tried it, Jupes, I read about it, and thought it sounded interesting. Dan Murphy has it, but my nearest DM is miles away. Maybe I’ll uber there some time and give it a go.

  135. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    TrumpClinton is guilty, hiser entire organisation is criminal, and she is a crook.

    thou shalt not misgender

  136. mh

    Bob Numbers and Monty are clearly deep state lovers.

  137. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2992240, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Jupes, did you ever deal in txacoli?

    Lambrusco.

    I’ve never tried it, Jupes, I read about it, and thought it sounded interesting. Dan Murphy has it, but my nearest DM is miles away. Maybe I’ll uber there some time and give it a go.

    Lambrusco.
    Like sherry without the added methylated spirit.

  138. thefrollickingmole

    Trump is guilty, his entire organisation is criminal, and he is a crook.

    Fact check: 100% true.*, **, ***

    *May contain 100% “truthiness”
    ** And traces of ITs nuts
    ***, also LSD, sugar and doughnut grease

  139. Caveman

    “Created in a lab by CNN..” thats a classic

  140. thefrollickingmole

    Monty how do you feel about Nancy protecting trump from Impeachment?

    Kurt Schlichter

    Verified account

    @KurtSchlichter
    Follow Follow @KurtSchlichter
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    HEY DEMS -You know you could impeach @realDonaldTrump tomorrow but @SpeakerPelosi won’t do it.

    She’s the only thing stopping it.

    Your own leader.

    Are you going to just let Nancy deny you the TRUMP TREASON COLLUSION EMOLUMENTS TREASON justice you deserve?

  141. Amazing to see what the *pathetic weasel* John Oliver will spin…given he isn’t even a US citizen.

    He’s reprehensible like that Steele character who fabricated the pee pee fantasy.

  142. DrBeauGan

    Txacoli is a very dry white of the basque country. Which probably explains the spelling.

  143. Infidel Tiger

    Tucker is the best.

    One of the true thinkers in the media.

  144. I am no oil painting, but I say…lock up the surgeon. He’s terrible! An absolute butcher.

    “I am woman, hear me avoid responsibility…”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6900409/Mother-let-daughter-sleep-strangers-pay-cosmetic-surgery-slammed.html

    …I truly regret reading the Daily Mail. Every damned time.

  145. Mindfree

    Some bloke who calls himself the auto expert giving the pollies both barrels about the ev revolution

    OB that clip was quite funny and he (John Cardogan) does have a reasonable sense of humor and does give BS and Dudmo full barrels however, after watching that I had a look at one of his other clips (Global warming Hoax) and turns out he’s a AGW loon. Apparently hydrocarbons are the main reason for human induced G Warming
    (Funny I remember the days when hydrocarbons were marketed as better for the air than CFC’s in aerosol sprays)

    Maybe Rafe Alan or John Bidstrup would like to comment

  146. Oh come on

    I see HBO is about to release a drama about the Chernobyl disaster. I wonder if it will top this excellent documentary about the same. The recreation of what happened in the control room in reactor 4 is absolutely first-rate. They used the control room in another of the Chernobyl reactors and were able to simulate what it would have been like on that night from the perspective of the engineers.

  147. Boambee John

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2992237, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    Majuro BB guns. God that was funny.

    I think that was Creepy Rae.

  148. thefrollickingmole

    Oh come on

    Wrong clip.

    Is that the one where they said that for about an hour before the reactor blew the blokes in the control room knew they were screwed?
    I seem to recall one like that which was very good.

  149. rickw

    Damn Tucker is savage.

    Yep!

  150. jupes

    Lambrusco.
    Like sherry without the added methylated spirit.

    Depends. Lambrusco is a grape so depends who makes it. Most Lambrusco is dry so quite unlike sherry.

    Garuti makes some pretty good wines. Unfortunately I don’t think you can get them in Australia any more.

  151. Oh come on

    It is astonishing that the engineer in charge of the Chernobyl reactor when it blew up, Anatoly Dyatlov, absorbed 5 lifetimes’ worth of radiation in the disaster and lived until 1995. Years before, he was also irradiated badly in an incident involving a nuclear sub reactor. Incredible that he was able to withstand these events while others died within days of the disaster.

  152. Notafan

    I’ll stand corrected Roger.

    It’s been a while since I chatted to my Greek orthodox source.

  153. Oh come on

    And some people still compare Fukushima to Chernobyl. No. Chernobyl was vastly more serious.

  154. Notafan

    Fwfnt

    That daughter looks like she is wearing brown face.

  155. Overburdened

    Thanks Mindfree

    Only saw that one and I thought he was on the money re the pollie’s refusal to speak the facts in terms of the burden of whatever sort of earth killing thing they keep talking about.

    That is of course unless you give money to someone overseas, then your pollution is apparently OK.

    Now that you say that, it must be said he was pretty strident about coal.

    On the points he made re the pollies, I think he was pretty much stating the obvious in an engaging way.

  156. Notafan

    My first car, which I bought myself, was a 1969 two door ford Cortina.

    My siblings all had similarly crap old cars 180b 120y among others.

    My three youngest took turns having exclusive use of my 1996 ford falcon till the youngest killed it.
    It was a good motivator to save up and BYO.

  157. Notafan

    How many died because of Fukushima?

    Is a good question to put to prognongs

  158. Hay Stockard

    Notafan,
    What is weird about the monasteries control of the fisheries? Check your history. Don’t be idle. Do it yourself.

  159. Notafan

    Are you claiming that monasteries controlled all fishing in western civilization until whenever?

    Big call.

    And flatly I don’t believe it.

    Not based on my excursions to many parts of Catholic continental Europe where fishing communities have existed since before the time of Christ.

    Besides which you were definitely trying to create a causal link between fasting and abstinence and the alleged monastic fishing monopoly, when Christian fasting and abstinence long predates monastic communities.

  160. egg_

    Does Chris Lilley do lilly white “abos”?

  161. Tel

    Trump has consorted with indicted criminals.

    We all saw it.

    He was right there on stage alongside Hillary.

  162. Harlequin Decline

    Leigh Lowe

    #2992114, posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm
    OldOzzie

    #2992003, posted on April 19, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Oops Sorry Link

    Vox -The real reason Boeing’s new plane 737 Max 8 crashed twice

    Fingers faster than Brain

    Am I missing something?
    The video says Boeing pushed the bigger engines higher to achieve ground clearance, which caused the aircraft to pitch up under full power.
    If the engine is higher, I kind of expect the opposite effect (to want to push the aircraft nose down).
    Unless the diameter of the new engine was so large that the centreline of thrust was below the old one.
    Or they angle the engine slightly?
    Doesn’t make sense.

    I think it is because, due to their location the MAX upper engine nacelles generate additional lift as the AoA increases.

  163. Notafan

    Instead the internet tells me that English monks farmed carp for their own use and sold the excess.

    My godmother belonged to a religious community that completely abstained from meat, all the year through, in an enclosed religious order that has followed the same rule for centuries.

    Having the capacity to farm fish and sell the excess is not ‘ controlling’ fisheries .

    I can’t see people gagging to get their hands on carp, either.

    monkish carp fish farms

  164. Mark A

    Notafan
    #2992275, posted on April 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Are you claiming that monasteries controlled all fishing in western civilization until whenever?

    Don’t know about him but I did read about inland fisheries and vineyard and orchards owned by monasteries.

    Can’t claim for certain the connections between fish eating meat and holy days, but do not be starry eyed about abbots and monasteries either.
    Many followed the scripts loosely.
    Money and power spoke since the beginning.

  165. Tel

    The Republican Party vs the Demographic Party. Am I the last person to chuckle over that?

  166. Mark A

    I can’t see people gagging to get their hands on carp, either.

    Carp is good, learned to like it in Europe. We are blessed with salt water fish and don’t know how to fillet and prepare carp.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    The reverse is in fact true.

    It was the Christian tradition of eating only fish on Fridays that led to the growth of the fishing industry.

  168. cohenite

    How many died because of Fukushima?

    Is a good question to put to prognongs

    None.

    http://www.unscear.org/docs/publications/2017/UNSCEAR_WP_2017.pdf

  169. Infidel Tiger

    The AFL are doing to ANZAC Day what they have done to Good Friday.

    A bloody pop band playing for pre-game “entertainment”.

    No one saw this coming. Absolutely no one.

  170. You have to be unlucky.

    How many coal fired plants have been hit by a tidal wave?

  171. Tintarella di Luna

    The front page of the Daily Telegraph today was a cracker – sorry if this has been posted earlier today:

    Bill Shorten : “There will never be enough figures to satisfy the climate sceptics” – oh yeah what about this one? : 60B

  172. Tintarella di Luna

    I just noticed the back page of the Daily Tele showed Morrison’s beloved Sharks coming from behind to win — I hope that’s an omen to keep Electrickery Bill out of the Lodge.

  173. thefrollickingmole

    Oh come on

    Good little film, not the one ive seen before but made the same point, from the time they extracted the control rods the disaster was baked in to whatever they did later on.

    I wonder how many years it sped up the disintegration of the USSR by?

  174. Notafsn

    Don’t be ridiculous Mark, we weren’t discussing the merits of particular abbotts and monasteries but whether abstinence from meat on Fridays was a sinister plot to enrich fish farming mediaeval Church monasteries.

    The limited information on wiki suggests that both large estates and monasteries maintained fish farms because they were capital and labour intensive and thus outside the domain of the peasant farmers.

    The fact that monasteries did not exclusively own fish farms, not did they control coastal fishing suggests that the claim cannot possibly be true

    There is not the slightest indication that there was sufficient excess carp from these ponds available to feed the entire Catholic laity every Friday, in any case.

    But yes yes throughout all of Christendom wicked monks, with the conivemce of the church heirachy forced the poor to buy their fish by making Fridays a day of you must eat fish abstinence.

  175. Roger

    I’ll stand corrected Roger.

    It’s been a while since I chatted to my Greek orthodox source.

    It’s an extension of the monastic rule to laity, nota, although I understand allowances can be made for the sick and elderly, while some Orthodox authorities aver that it is more of an ideal than a strict rule where laity are concerned.

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    Numbers,

    As good manners behoves, I apologise for linking you to the Majuro BB gun fiasco. That was another moron, and my error has been rightly pointed out by others.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    Numbers,

    My opinion of you, stated yesterday morning, stands.

  178. Notafan:

    How many died because of Fukushima?

    Is a good question to put to prognongs

    The death toll from Chernobyl was over 150k – from abortions.

  179. Notafan

    Well my comment too long to write

    Monasteries had fish ponds, wealthy people have fish ponds, coastal fishing was a separate, from antiquity, industry therefore it’s not possible the religious communities to control the sale of all fish, there would from time by time be a small excess, remembering that most monastic communities abstained from all meat, all the time. Whether some followed their own rules is neither here nor there.

    I’m aware that from time to time monasteries were gravely sinful and in need of reform.

    Nor would those small ponds be sufficient to feed the entire Catholic laity every Friday.

    It’s a crock.

  180. Memoryvault

    I hope that’s an omen to keep Electrickery Bill out of the Lodge.

    Just as a matter of interest, Tinta, why do you think it’s going to make the slightest bit of difference in the grander scheme of things, just who “wins” this coming election?

  181. Notafan

    I’m going to guess because Tinta is not a complete idiot and the lnp have a remnant group of decent people.

  182. Hay Stockard

    Notafan, don’t let your opinion stand in the ways of facts. Do some research. Try and open your mind, there’s a dear.

  183. Memoryvault

    Tinta is not a complete idiot

    No, she’s not, Nota.
    Which is why I asked her and not you.

  184. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2992300, posted on April 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I prefer Shorten, he is a scheming, smart polly.
    As opposed by an incompetent fool who couldn’t even manage a sinecure of a job.

    But since I’m going, I’m not voting.

  185. thefrollickingmole

    Heres the new left talking point.

    Man not guilty of what we accused him of cant prove his innocence that he didnt obstruct us.

    Mueller report unable to clear Trump of obstruction of justice

    Expect to see monty back yapping this “new” talking point.
    However, the special counsel refused to exonerate Trump on the charge. “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” Mueller wrote in his conclusion.

    He added: “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement.”

    Heres what 2 years of investigation gets you.

    The full paragraph says:

    “Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from the a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.

    A nothingburger with nothing sauce, nothing fries and a extra large nothing to wash it all down with.

    Also for Monty and co stating how dumb Trump is…

    The first three responses the president gives relating to the Trump Tower meeting gives a flavour of his spectacular memory failure.

    They begin:

    – “I have no recollection…”

    – “Nor do I recall…”

    – “I have no independent recollection…”

    After he received these replies, Mueller went back to Trump and asked again for a face-to-face interview, given the “inadequacy of the written format”. Trump again declined.

    Despite this, Mueller writes that he was able to gather “sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and to make certain assessments without the President’s testimony”.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2992253, posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Tucker is the best.

    One of the true thinkers in the media.

    He is a master interviewer.
    It is like watching a big game fisherman.
    A bit of burley on the water then he throws a line in.
    The quarry takes the bait and he waits until the hook is right in the guts, then he starts reeling in.
    Occasionally the victim thrashes around and jumps out of the water, but they inevitably end tied to the side of the boat.
    Still smiling, “Thanks for coming on. Really appreciate your thoughts.”

  187. Tom

    I’ll save Doomlord the trouble later on: see the Bombers fly up!

    North are coached by the second-most incompetent confidence trickster after Ross Lyon.

  188. egg_

    a scheming, smart polly.
    As opposed by an incompetent fool

    Yup, keep fwits like Trumble away from the levers.

  189. Memoryvault

    But since I’m going, I’m not voting

    Evening Mark. I envy you you. I wish I was going somewhere too.
    Personally I despise the lot of them.

    It just never ceases to amaze me that most people seem to think, even after half a century’s evidence to the contrary, that one lot is essentially any different from the other.

    Good luck wherever you are heading off to.

  190. Overburdened

    I’m sure there would be a fuckwit out there that would tell you that the radiation from Fukushima would have killed all the people if the tsunami hadn’t killed them first.

    The fact that I can imagine someone being so cynical to push their own barrow is based on shit like sarahhansonyoung with the deaths at sea, and the Democrat Party in the USA for the last couple of years, and the mindless shit one cops online.

    Doesn’t matter we’ll all be dead in 12 years, I have been reliably informed.

  191. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bill Shorten : “There will never be enough figures to satisfy the climate sceptics” – oh yeah what about this one? : 60B

    The parallel with the Mueller/Democrat pogrom against Trump is fun. “There will never be enough reports to prove Trump is blameless”.

    The coruscating hysteria from the Left over the Mueller nothingburger report is amazing. Anyone with a brain will be able to see how stupid it all is, and how telling lie upon lie upon lie endlessly over and over won’t change a single thing. But it will increasingly convert the not-so-rusted-ons to the view that the Left is talking utter bullcrap about everything.

    Which is the fun thing. Because for years now they’ve been talking utter bullcrap about global warming too. So as the punters are increasingly deprogrammed from the cult of the Left as a result of the Wussians! fiasco they will likewise become sceptical about the Left’s global warming lies. The current hysterical hysteria from people like AOC and the Extinction Rebellion nudies will aid that process.

    And that is an own goal of epic proportions for the propagandists.

  192. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2992309, posted on April 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    It just never ceases to amaze me that most people seem to think, even after half a century’s evidence to the contrary, that one lot is essentially any different from the other.

    If I go by the voting intentions offered here, your observations about the voting habits of Australians in general and the cats’ in particular has been proved.

  193. Hay Stockard

    Menoryvault @6.18
    Well said.

  194. dover_beach

    I’m aware that from time to time monasteries were gravely sinful and in need of reform.

    Nor would those small ponds be sufficient to feed the entire Catholic laity every Friday.

    It’s a crock.

    Indeed.

  195. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/woman-29-dies-in-n-ireland-shooting/news-story/9123e4230400e69300d72a29af02660c

    It’s remarkable how quick the police were to declare it terrorism in comparisons to blatant events on the big island.

    Whether they are any hue, any sex, any religion or any other thing you can think of that all people may vary about; these types of people who participate in such behaviour need to be responded to with extreme prejudice.

  196. Overburdened

    BoN

    It would be good if you are right.

  197. John Constantine

    Greek Easter Lamb.

    https://www.olivetomato.com/mixed-feelings-about-the-greek-easter-lamb-on-the-spit/

    https://www.greekboston.com/culture/modern-history/roast-lamb-easter/

    Preparing Lamb in the Souvla

    There are some differences as to how the lamb is prepared depending on the family and even the region of Greece. By far, the most common way for Greeks to cook the lamb is by placing it whole on a souvla, or spit. Though you can find mechanized spits that turn automatically, those are fairly rare. Instead, taking turns rotating the lamb is an important part of the feast. In some families, the men are responsible for taking care of the lamb while the women make the rest of the preparations. Click here to learn how to roast a lamb on a souvla.

    This meal typically takes place on Pascha or Easter. Some families eat their lamb in the early morning after they return from the Holy Saturday service because they’re eager to finally break the fast. Others wait until later on the day until the entire Greek family and friends come over to celebrate.

    As a lamb producer, the Greek Easter spit lamb market is much appreciated. This year, the entire east coast lamb market saw a significant rise, lifted just by the demand for spit lambs for the one weekend.

    Ten bucks a kilo dressed weight for the perfect, well rounded lamb, the right size to be roasted whole on a backyard spit for a family Easter breaking of the fast.

    Can’t do that in a chicom dogbox development.

  198. John Constantine

    As a livestock producer and a truck driver, their shorten looting cartel promises to immediately ‘safe truck’ all heavy vehicles off the roads, except those trucks owned by the crony big donor truck companies and driven by peasants with no english literacy, specially imported from third world hellholes to break the Australian independent trucking industry.

    The coalition will take a decade to do this.

    Banning livestock farming is a major khmer green phantasy, whereas the coalition will wait until as close to 2030 as they can before regrettfully complying with their signed Paris obligations to go vegan.

    Comrades.

  199. John Constantine

    Plus i actually knew shorten on his way up, and seeing him as australian prime minister will be like a red hot poker in my eye.

    Comrades.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    See them Bombers.
    They flyin’ up.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    Happy Easter to anyone still awake. May all your hot cross buns be hot and cross, and your eggs full of chocolate. And to the true believers, and the agnostics, I hope you are blessed with as much happiness as you can bear.

    Thank you Dr BeauGan – today was Good Friday and for the first time in a long long time was ble to attend to the Stations of the Cross this morning and the Veneration of the Cross this afternoon – the Church was full to overflowing and it was lovely to see many young families and young people galore.

    I noticed that there was a 15th Station of the Cross – The Resurrection -so much has changed since 1730 though one parish priest when I was a child always banged on about the fact that there should be a 15th station, not in his lifetime. The other change was the giving of Communion after the Veneration I’d never seen before and it didn’t seem quite right in the circumstances.

  202. Farmer Gez

    The coming election is not all bad John C.

    Kelly O’Dwyer will be out of our lives and earshot. She does my head in!

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Bombers *cough* very impressive tonight. I know, it was only North Melbourne but the way Essendon went about it was well worth viewing.

    A lot of teams would have taken the foot off the gas and left the margin creep in to three or four goals.

    ANZAC Day looms large.

  204. Josh

    The woman killed in Derry was a journalist who was covering the riots.

    The National Union of Journalists has condemned the killing of journalist Lyra McKee during riots in the Creggan area of Derry last night.

    NUJ assistant general secretary Séamus Dooley described McKee as a “journalist of courage, style and integrity”.

    He added: “She was a woman of great commitment and passion. I have no doubt that it was that commitment which led to her presence on the streets of the Creggan last night, observing a riot situation in the city. She had tweeted just minutes before being hit by a bullet. She had also spoken to a journalistic colleague from the riot scene.”

    Mr Dooley said many people were first introduced to her when she wrote about growing up gay in Belfast. Letter To My 14-Year-Old Self was subsequently turned into a powerful short film.

    “In 2016, she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in media in Europe, a prediction she dismissed with typical good humour,” Mr Dooley said.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/lyra-mckee-tributes-paid-to-journalist-shot-dead-in-derry-1.3865646

  205. Farmer Gez

    I had a nice morning feeding the lambing ewes and listening to podcasts of Douglas Murray, Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn. That’s an election ticket team I would vote for.

  206. Oh come on

    Good little film, not the one ive seen before but made the same point, from the time they extracted the control rods the disaster was baked in to whatever they did later on.

    The interesting (tragic) thing is that it was known the insertion of the graphite-tipped rods in that reactor model could create, under certain conditions, a power surge as the rods were entering the core. It happened before at another nuclear power station somewhere else in the USSR, but the surge wasn’t strong enough to cause the reactor to fail. But the incident was noted. At Chernobyl, if the control rods continued to be inserted more deeply into the core after the reactor scram, reactor 4 would have shut down after a second or so. However, the rods shattered and thus couldn’t be inserted into the core, thus the engineers lost control of the reactor and it blew up.

  207. Tintarella di Luna

    I

    hope that’s an omen to keep Electrickery Bill out of the Lodge.

    Just as a matter of interest, Tinta, why do you think it’s going to make the slightest bit of difference in the grander scheme of things, just who “wins” this coming election?

    Memoryvault — it’s because I have seen Electrickery Bill up close and personal – Morrison may be a hamfisted nincompoop but that is better than the alternative in my view. I won’t be voting for the LNP and I don’t know who is on my ballot paper yet so I live in hope – it’s the right time for it too. Best wishes to you memoryvault and hope your Easter season is spent with people who love you and make you laugh.

  208. calli

    Ten bucks a kilo dressed weight for the perfect, well rounded lamb, the right size to be roasted whole on a backyard spit for a family Easter breaking of the fast.

    On the 44 gallon drum spit with homemade motor. Greek salad, many…many side dishes washed down with assyrtiko. And baklava with stand-up-the-spoon-in coffee.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2992307, posted on April 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I’ll save Doomlord the trouble later on: see the Bombers fly up!

    North are coached by the second-most incompetent confidence trickster after Ross Lyon.

    Agree Tom.
    During the call someone said that North had 10 first round draft picks in the side today, and two more on the list.
    To cop the whackings they have this year that can only be coaching, selection and tactics.
    Shinboners spirit my arse.
    Kevin Sheedy called it … “marshmallows”.
    But Brad Scott won’t get the arse.
    North are “invested” in him, which means they’ve got their heads up their own arses.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    And while I’m being all humble on this holiest of days, serious question which will no doubt highlight my ignorance:

    Can you, and if so how do you search for particular posts, not just on a thread but the blog as a whole?

    I posted something a couple of weeks back, and rather than spend days physically trying to find it (the KD Way, which is generally the wrong way but quicker) – well, if there’s a simpler way to do it I’d be all ears.

    KD
    Duuuuhhhhhhh.

  211. Infidel Tiger

    In a righteous world North Melbourne would be sent to Tassie.

  212. Oh come on

    If I go by the voting intentions offered here, your observations about the voting habits of Australians in general and the cats’ in particular has been proved.

    I don’t think there are very many here who intend to vote Liberal. I’m going to preference the Liars above the Libs, for starters. The Liberal Party is beyond saving and must be destroyed before there’s a possibility of anything better replacing it.

  213. Woolfe

    Live launch of space X in 8 min from now

  214. Tom

    I’m not one for placing bets that take five months to collect, but the Bombers are $13 for the premiership, which suggests $3-$4 to make the eight (betting is currently suspended mid-round). That’s money for jam, I’d suggest, if you don’t mind waiting for your volatile investment to cough up 200-300% ROI.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    Bombers *cough* very impressive tonight. I know, it was only North Melbourne but the way Essendon went about it was well worth viewing.

    A lot of teams would have taken the foot off the gas and left the margin creep in to three or four goals.

    Agree KD.
    What I liked was the relentless tackling in the middle of the ground.
    With the new 6:6:6 rule you cannot allow unfettered possesion around the centre bounce.
    But, yes, North weren’t great.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    I’m voting Liberal 1.

    We finally have a conservative in Curtin and she needs our support.

  217. Tintarella di Luna

    I had a nice morning feeding the lambing ewes and listening to podcasts of Douglas Murray, Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn. That’s an election ticket team I would vote for.

    Good company you had for that job Farmer Gez, getting intellectual stimulation while being close to Nature like that

  218. Josh

    Takes a yank to point out what should have been obvious to the AFL.

    Mason Cox @masonsixtencox

    The only music that should be pre game on ANZAC Day is the bugle being played for one minute and everyone paying respect. A big fan of Birds of Tokyo and Adam Weston but they should be halftime entertainment or postgame entertainment.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    There should be no entertainment on ANZAC day except two up, sinking piss and brawling.

  220. Memoryvault

    I won’t be voting for the LNP

    Ultimately it’s them or Labor, Tinta.
    Are you going to number Labor ahead of Liberal on your ballot paper?

    And just what exactly do ScoMo and Shortstuff have to do with it?
    Do you live in one of their electorates?
    If not you won’t be voting for either of them, just the party machine they are beholden to.

    Thank you for the kind words regarding Easter. I have a pantry full of Easter eggs for assorted grandchildren and similar who will all be here come Sunday.

  221. Pete of Perth

    Cooling my heels in Aomori. A little rundown outside of the tourist spots. Maybe a symptom of a shrinking population. A brisk 7°C at 6 pm.

  222. Oh come on

    IT, if she’s a Lib then she’s part of the problem. Why do you think she’s so great? Julie Bishop is endorsing her, which is a big black mark.

  223. Boambee John

    Infidel Tiger
    #2992340, posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm
    I’m voting Liberal 1.

    We finally have a conservative in Curtin and she needs our support.

    We have no incumbent (previously National), but Rob Oakesnot is running.

    Nòoooooooooo!

  224. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tailgunner, I notice you used ‘Rothschild’ in a comment a while back as a shorthand for ‘evil, rich capitalist owning the world’. Glad to see that ‘the new’ Elle has got over her tendency to see anti-Semitism in everyone and everything and is very happy to share a spliff with you.

    Turns out she is a nasty piece of work though. This is a woman who has contacted me very often by email (because she has my email address) to bleat and complain about how Catallaxy was leaving her in floods of tears. I symbolically held her hand with some kindly responses through all of this, and told her to toughen up and that she was a worthwhile contributor, and to persevere with coming in here. I did this because I feel sorry for women who are monstered here by some of the more stupid men, such as Nick, and who are finding it hard to cope.

    I’ll admit I was taken in at first. Wiser now.

  225. Tintarella di Luna

    I’m voting Liberal 1.

    We finally have a conservative in Curtin and she needs our support.

    You lucky duck Infidel Tiger, we have a psychologist from Mosman for the Libs and a local union hack for Labor.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There should be no entertainment on ANZAC day except two up, sinking piss and brawling.

    And casual fornication with any camp followers that happen to be handy.

  227. Farmer Gez

    Good company you had for that job Farmer Gez, getting intellectual stimulation while being close to Nature like that.

    And Rita the wonderdog, Tinta.
    She knows not to make a noise when lambs are about. It’s a pity Kelly O’Dwyer never learnt to only bark on command.

  228. Oh come on

    This is a woman who has contacted me very often by email (because she has my email address) to bleat and complain about how Catallaxy was leaving her in floods of tears.

    Good grief. She’s got ithueth. Serious ones.

    People who throw their toys out of the pram and make a big show of storming out are quite sad. Nobody cares. Oh, you’re leaving because you’ve got the strops? ‘k bye.

  229. Tailgunner

    KD Way, which is generally the wrong way but quicker

    The Max Power Way
    😀

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Question for AFL supporters on tactics.
    You are 2 goals up with 2 – 3 minutes to play.
    You take a mark in the goal square.
    What do you do next?
    I reckon it goes like this.
    You have 30 seconds to commence your run up to take the shot.
    You go back to the centre of the groumd and start your run in after 25 seconds.
    You jog slowly towards goal, using up maybe another 30 seconds.
    You then rifle it through for a behind, giving you a 13 point lead.
    The opposition needs three goals to win, but has possession from the last line, with you being able to be already set for a defensive clog up, rather than go back to the middle for an open 6:6:6 set-up.

  231. Knuckle Dragger

    Soooooo…..

    There’s not going to be a fight?

  232. Leigh Lowe

    In a righteous world North Melbourne would be sent to Tassie.

    They’ll take that over Bali.
    If they have any doubts check with Jason McCartney.

  233. pete m

    Awesome, they got all 3 boosters back for the first time.

    seeing the 2 side boosters land perfectly next to each other was amazing.

  234. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner,

    Yep. He’s my guiding light in all things.

  235. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can you, and if so how do you search for particular posts, not just on a thread but the blog as a whole?

    KD – I just Goolag or DDG.
    Put this string in: “Knuckle Dragger” ****** site:catallaxyfiles.com
    “******” is whatever it is you remember is in the comment.

    This is an excellent reason for having a reasonably unique blog tag. I can find most things I want by searching “Bruce of Newcastle” ****** since there aren’t many other Bruces of Newcastle around.

  236. Infidel Tiger

    IT, if she’s a Lib then she’s part of the problem. Why do you think she’s so great? Julie Bishop is endorsing her, which is a big black mark.

    Bishop endorsed a candidate who got 1 vote.

    Celia Hammond is exactly the sort of person we need. The only way to change the LoberalOarty is from within, just as the left have done to every organisation in Australia.

  237. Tom

    There should be no entertainment on ANZAC day except two up, sinking piss and brawling.

    Damn right, IT. GayFL CEO Gillon McPoloPony is the poofterised 21st century version of the 1940s union communists who sabotaged the Australian war effort. Of course he wants banal pencil-neck entertainment that trivialises the death of heroes who made our lifestyle possible.

    PS: I really miss H.B. Bear, who disappeared from the Cat about a year ago. Do any WA Cats know whether he’s still alive or just wandered off?

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