Monday Forum: May 27, 2019

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3,364 Responses to Monday Forum: May 27, 2019

  1. MatrixTransform

    Stop being sooks.

    omg … Dillo channels Arky.

  2. Mitch M.

    Tamiflu was a huge con job on governments and public but Rumsfeld made a fortune out of it(he was on the board).

  3. MatrixTransform

    QandA forum is taking bids

    nice try Jug Boy … aint watching

  4. Armadillo

    Should have at least one viewer from here.

    Pre-emptive strike. Sinc, please ban nUmbers. Don’t make us beg.

  5. hzhousewife

    Delta, sounds like you have your situation in hand and will make it work for you. Blessings.

    pete m, I hope that there will be no long-lasting effects for your nephew, let us know how he gets on. Prayers.

    cohenite, hubby had eye surgery last year whereby he had to have a gas bubble injected into the vitreous, in order that a “wrinkle ” in the retina would straighten out. Scary thought having the op, but it was painless and straight forward with lots of eyedrops. His sight improved daily over time but he did later develop a cataract as expected, now fixed and his sight is pretty normal. Hope you have the same result.

    Talk of Reach for the Sky reminded me also of The White Mouse, and The Dam Busters, great books/films that introduced me to heroes.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Bowel cancer can be very sneaky.

    Mmmyes.
    My GP was sort of betting I had it.
    Turns out I had another form of cancer.
    And that is the point.
    Symptoms and pathology can be pointers but there is a lot of vague guesswork until they do proper scans.
    If it wasn’t for a nagging wife, a rat cunning GP playing the hospital system, and an A-grade surgeon, I probably wouldn’t be here.
    The same GP is very insistent about the flu vaccine.
    Having contributed to saving my life once, you’ll pardon me if I continue to follow her advice.

  7. 2dogs

    all separate nation-states, who were only properly absorbed into France after the Poms lost their last Continental possession of Calais in 1588

    Not even then. At the time of the French revolution in 1789, only about half of the French population could even speak French.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pre-emptive strike. Sinc, please ban nUmbers. Don’t make us beg.

    He’d be cheering on the N.V.A……

  9. Armadillo

    omg … Dillo channels Arky.

    Sinc, please ban Matrix.

  10. Arky

    At the time of the French revolution in 1789, only about half of the French population could even speak French.

    ..
    I bet some of them weren’t even syphilitic alcoholics.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    Either that, or some of us have actually read the manufacturer’s own warnings in fine print, Leigh.
    I suggest you do the same …

    Ah, yeah, I have.
    For various reasons I won’t disclose here my GP insisted I be fully aware of said “fine print”, including contra-indications, side effects and low probability adverse reactions.
    So I gave informed consent.
    Have had it for years.
    Slight muscle ache for a few hours.

  12. hzhousewife

    +1
    Bowel cancer can be very sneaky.

    And Ovarian, often almost symptomless.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Never had a problem with flu vaccination. Had mine last week.
    It has saved me months and months of misery as the only times I’ve had flu in the last 15 years or so is when a strain not in the year mix was circulating. Even then there seemed to be some residual immunity from previous years as the flu dose was mild. I never get colds, it was always flu, because when I could get the vaccination the flu was gone. All my allergies are also due to the flu, since my immune system tried to latch onto whatever happened to be around when virally infected. Pollen, mites, mold (especially in aircons) and cats. But different people are different – my mum can’t handle flu vax but only very rarely gets viral infections. Bacteria are her problem, and the antibioticophobic medical mafia are her terror.

    Flu deaths 2019 Australia: Three influenza strains causing deadly flu season (27 May)

    The circulation of three different strains of influenza, one which hits children hard, is likely to blame for the unprecedented and deadly start to the flu season, says a leading infectious disease expert.

    I’ll be praying for your nephew Pete, and also Delta and CR’s brother and nephew. Best wishes.

  14. Arky

    I have to stop reading this blog.
    You sickly old bastards have me rushing to the GP every time I shit blood, keel over with a numb arm and chest pains, have a non-stop two hour coughing fit with blood- streaked phlegm or wake up at 4am unable to breath.
    Can you knock it off? We get it. You are not long for the world. Stop feeding my hypochondria.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    The AFL mid year draft has been run and won.

    Some poor sod called De Luca got picked up at #1 by the steaming shitshow that is Carlton.

    If I was him, I’d like to think I would have seen the writing on the wall and spent the last two months kicking out of bounds, shaking goalposts and belting old ladies in the crowd.

  16. Armadillo

    No need to worry about opting out for “My Health Record”. nUmhers next psychologist can just Google it.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater, earlier;

    ‘Circles’

    The nickname of one of my idiot platoon commanders, named to his ability (or lack thereof) to navigate, even though it wasn’t his job.

  18. Steve trickler

    Let the fireworks begin.



  19. Armadillo

    Dr Armadillo reckons you are perfectly healthy with those symptoms, Arky. That stuff happens to everyone. Ignore it.

  20. Megan

    Sending you my very best for the surgery and your ongoing recovery Delta. as someone upthread said, it’s all about learning to live with your new normal. I”m coming out of four years of chronic autoimmune disease and trying to get the steroids down to zero. The side effects of withdrawing the cure seem to be as painful as the disease. Onwards and upwards, I say.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The nickname of one of my idiot platoon commanders, named to his ability (or lack thereof) to navigate, even though it wasn’t his job.

    “Jungles.” Wet, green and dense.

  22. memoryvault

    For various reasons I won’t disclose here my GP insisted I be fully aware of said “fine print”, including contra-indications, side effects and low probability adverse reactions.

    Good then you’ll be aware that the manufacturers, AND the Dept of Health both recommend that flu shots not be given to anybody who is sick, or children under seven, nine, or twelve, depending on the manufacturer, or anybody over the age of 65.

    Candy was specifically singing the praise of flu shots for frail elderly people, and sick children.

    I rest my case.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3027607, posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I have to stop reading this blog.
    You sickly old bastards have me rushing to the GP every time I shit blood,

    Ha, Ha.
    What we got here, folks, is a lot of swinging dick tough guys who are masking their fear of needle sticks behind some pseudo analysis of adverse reactions to vaccines.

  24. MatrixTransform

    2:19 … wtf?

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’d like to bring up the subject of Vietnam.’

    Perfect timing.

    Actually, if there are any subject matter experts about perhaps they could compose a guest post.

    …..

    Oh.

  26. feelthebern

    2:19 … wtf?

    ??

  27. mh

    I hope you guys haven’t been whinging.

    Imagine what Numbers went through. War is Hell.

  28. feelthebern

    In addition to Archer restarting this week, next week the Deadwood movie screens.

  29. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just wondering if small pox was still around whether people would be so picky and choosy about whether to vaccinate or not. Mind you, the inoculation itself generates a nasty pus laden sore, a painful upper arm, a scab and horror of horrors, leaves a permanent scar.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Are you sure you are reading it right mv?
    I am not over 65, but my understanding is that, rather than being precluded, the vaccine is automatically free for people over 65.
    I think I read that there is a variation in the vaccine for over 65s (with an extra protective additive) but no recommendation not to administer it.

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    Arky,

    Fear not. ‘Shitting blood is a completely natural purging of the body, and is to be encouraged with the aid of a sharpened post set in the ground.’

    – Vlad II the Impaler, 1453, Ottoman Health for Dummies

  32. feelthebern

    At the risk of being called a Alex Jones fan, why isn’t there more transparency regarding the flu vaccine?
    Example, where each batch is manufactured, when, how old it is, which strains are the vaccine targeting, when did “they” decide which strains to vaccinate against.
    I’m pro vaccination.
    But where is the transparency?

  33. 132andBush

    Ten years ago today I had my op.
    Virtually no overt symptoms till “blood in the bowl” on the 12/5, diagnosed on the 18th and operation on the 27th. T3 N1 tumor which meant 6 mths chemo to beat the odds.
    I was 41 and very fit.
    Moral of story; Regular service and diagnostics checks are as critical to the human body as they are to machinery (you listening, blokes?), even from a relatively young age.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Do ladeeees still get rubella injections in school?

    From memory the aftermath on the girls’ shoulders wasn’t all that flash, with scarring and whatnot. Whatever was in that needle must have been nasty.

  35. Boambee John

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3027636, posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:51 pm
    Just wondering if small pox was still around whether people would be so picky and choosy about whether to vaccinate or not.

    Ditto for polio.

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Aha.

    ‘Ottoman’ is still good to go.

    Don’t tell anyone.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Arky,

    Fear not. ‘Shitting blood is a completely natural purging of the body

    You’d be worried if you got an oil leak in a brand new Merc.
    But, if you’ve got a Kingswood with 300,000 clicks on it, a spreading stain in the driveway is only to be expected.
    #caranalogiesalwaysvalid

  38. Arky

    there is a variation in the vaccine for over 65s (with an extra protective additive)

    ..
    Lead replacement to stop valve recession.

  39. Cactus

    I have always been one to discriminate between cold and flu. A cold I get every year, lots of sneezing and coughing.

    The Flu I last had in 2003. It was awful. Truly bed ridden. Sometimes hot, sweating profusely. Later freezing and no way to get warm, even sitting in a 100% hot tap shower. Aches in the body and nightmares at night.

  40. Pedro the Ignorant

    Back in the mid 80’s I took on a job at a minesite in Uganda. (One of the worst decisions of my life, but that is a story for another time).

    I had to have something like 15 different inoculations prior to leaving Oz to guard against diseases, some of which I had never heard of. These were all listed on a yellow card called an “International Health Certificate” that had to be handed over with your passport when going to foreign parts.

    A Border guard in the US at LAX called his mate over to gawk at the list of needles on my yellow card.

    The only one that caused any drama was a smallpox jab the made me crook for a few days and raised a big ugly scabby sore on my arm. Still got the scar from that one.

  41. Old School Conservative

    Let the fireworks begin.

    “….I hope he looks at Australia…..”

  42. Arky

    Shitting blood is a completely natural purging of the body

    ..
    Meh.
    The sooner I am safely in my cold, cold grave, the sooner I no longer have to read four more blog pages about Vietnam era conscription.

  43. Tel

    How comforting….I bet those people who died in 1918 and 1919 from the Spanish Influenza pandemic wouldn’t have minded a flu shot.

    They would have been a lot better off with a warm lounge room, a hot bowl of soup and a clean change of underwear.

    Oh and not being shot at might have helped … I’m not a doctor but that does often help.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The sooner I am safely in my cold, cold grave, the sooner I no longer have to read four more blog pages about Vietnam era conscription.

    There was a perfectly legal alternative to being conscripted. Some ten thousand young men exercised that option. Others didn’t.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Ten years ago today I had my op.
    Virtually no overt symptoms till “blood in the bowl” on the 12/5, diagnosed on the 18th and operation on the 27th. T3 N1 tumor which meant 6 mths chemo to beat the odds.

    If you insist on getting sick, this is one of the best fucking countries in the world to do it.
    I had a few vague symptoms which I rationalised as being something else, or just a result of getting older, and was lucky to get away with it.

    I now avail myself of every reasonable protection or test I can.
    Example. A CT scan carries generalised low level risks, and a specific risk to the condition I had, but the diagnostic benefits far outweigh the miniscule risks.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    International Health Certificate” that had to be handed over with your passport when going to foreign parts.

    Onto my second and it is still current for Yellow Fever. Which I think, twixt the needle and the arm has made a prior journey through a horse; or was it an egg_?

  47. Old School Conservative

    Nice note of respect from Michael Smith in his piece on Warrant Officer II Keith Payne, Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam.
    The summary of his actions:

    His sustained and heroic personal efforts in this action were outstanding and undoubtedly saved the lives of a large number of his indigenous soldiers and several of his fellow advisors. Warrant Officer Payne’s repeated acts of exceptional personal bravery and unselfish conduct in this operation were an inspiration to all Vietnamese, United States and Australian soldiers who served with him. His conspicuous gallantry was in the highest traditions of the Australian Army.

  48. feelthebern

    Why don’t they do full body MRI’s for anyone who wants one?

  49. feelthebern

    Didn’t a greens senator say some unsavory things about Keith Payne ?

  50. memoryvault

    What we got here, folks, is a lot of swinging dick tough guys who are masking their fear of needle sticks behind some pseudo analysis of adverse reactions to vaccines.

    Whatever you say, Leigh.

    I have weekly blood samples taken to monitor my INR to regulate my Warfarin intake, monthly blood samples to monitor and regulate a whole lot of other issues, fortnightly shots of cortisone to alternate thighs (each thigh once a month) for rheumatoid arthritis, three-monthly banks of shots for a whole range of issues relating to my heart, and others on an ad hoc basis as needed.

    Tell me again about my fear of needles.

  51. Steve trickler

    Just a hunch. I could be wrong.

    I reckon Trump is going to smack Big Tech and their censorship with proverbial baseball bat.

    We Are Breaking BIG and AMAZING News Monday Morning…



  52. EvilElvis

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind wishes. And now I’d really like some excellent leg – or legless – jokes that I can gazump my brothers with.

    I’d be inclined to get a rubber foot and anytime one of the boys makes a quip, steps out of line or is weird about your predicament, just wave it at them and say “don’t make me come over there and kick your arse”…

    All the best, delta. Hopefully you get some relief and all goes well, you’ve got the right attitude.

  53. struth

    Good evening…..
    Have I stumbled into to an evening with split fischers anonymous?

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ensuring we stay on track to meet our 2030 emissions reduction target

  55. Top Ender

    Stop this talk about décolletage please.

  56. Megan

    It’s 5 minutes for ailments night, Struth. Feel free to contribute.

  57. MatrixTransform

    Struth. Feel free to contribute.

    dont ask him to sing…ffs

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ooops.. meant to add to that quote that Morrison’s technique is going to be to simply lie, just like the rest of them. European nations ‘fudge’ their target achievements and keep their populations, fed climate bullship, happy in ignorance. We shall do the same.

    It’s called getting away with it.

    The relevant quote jumped the gun as I moved my laptop jerkily in order to still accommodate a sleeping Attapuss who is only now recovering from me and Hairy chasing him around the house and cornering him in the hallway, all doors out locked, in order to put his flea stuff on his neck, which he hates.

    We have just become his friends again. Takes a couple of hours usually, after all of that.

    Watched the Empires show on Foxtel. Silk roads stuff; very informative.
    Then the Invasions show about the longue duree in Britain.
    Very so-so, ideological on ‘migrants’.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    Cactus

    #3027652, posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I have always been one to discriminate between cold and flu. A cold I get every year, lots of sneezing and coughing.

    Correct.
    Regarding influenza and the common cold as synonymous leads to a dangerous complacency.
    Whatever you think of vaccines, flu does not equal cold.

  60. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of “oil leaks” from various orifices and apertures, which inspires the greatest fear?
    My batting order from worst to least frightening is:-
    Eyes
    Dick
    Ears
    Arse
    Mouth
    Nose
    Others may care to differ.

  61. Armadillo

    The only time I’ve been near a hospital was when a Doctor smacked me on the arse. That was 50 years ago. Never again.

  62. thefrollickingmole

    Delta
    Introduce yourself as “Ileen”.
    Get yourself a parrot & actual wooden leg for special occasions, eyepatch optional.

    Importantly, keep as mobile as you can afterwards, big bunch of people pile on weight after a limb lopping which wrecks healing or getting better.

  63. MatrixTransform

    doctor looked at me as a newborn … and slapped my mother

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Why don’t they do full body MRI’s for anyone who wants one?

    Cost.
    And you’d be deaf if you had enough of them.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    Those pesky Ottomans are on the loose again, this time in Nigeria.

    Dozens of Christians killed and 15 villages razed as local rug-headbutters complain about goat shortage.

    Nine churches burned to the ground.

    Man, the surviving villagers must be irritated.

  66. DrBeauGan

    I get a flu jab every autumn. Last was a few days ago. No problems.

    You poor sods make me feel guilty about being so healthy.

    ∆, you are a tough chick. Respect.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Others may care to differ.

    Oil leaks from the arse tend to concentrate the mind most rapidly, and any Cat making any snide remarks will have my seconds call on them..

  68. Leigh Lowe

    ooops.. meant to add to that quote that Morrison’s technique is going to be to simply lie, just like the rest of them. European nations ‘fudge’ their target achievements and keep their populations, fed climate bullship, happy in ignorance. We shall do the same.

    Of course.
    Trying vewy hard and failing can happen.
    Declaring in advance that you are a non-believer is something else altogether.
    That would draw a stacks-on from the righteous.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Oil leak terror ratings:

    Dick
    Dick
    Dick
    Dick
    Dick
    Dick
    Dick
    Trigger finger
    Dick
    Dick
    Dick

  70. mh

    candy
    #3027523, posted on May 27, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    Arthur Sinodinos has got his reward for deeds past to help Malcolm Turnbull dispatch Abbott.

    I wonder though if this chap is well enough for this very foremost USA ambassadorial job. Poor fellow looked close to the line a few months ago. What the heck, now can he undertake this job is such a precarious health state when he needs his doctors and care team. Truly odd situation.

    Sinodinos was on death watch now he’s going to be our US Ambassador. As you say Candy, very odd.

  71. jupes

    Warrant Officer Payne’s repeated acts of exceptional personal bravery and unselfish conduct in this operation were an inspiration to all Vietnamese, United States and Australian soldiers who served with him. His conspicuous gallantry was in the highest traditions of the Australian Army.

    Not only that, but his boot selection was first class.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    You don’t think you are too closely focused on one gasket by any chance KD?

  73. struth

    My ailment is this bloody large penis I have to cart around.

    No no no…….it’s a real wanker lefty I have on this tour.
    He’ll be lucky to come back in one piece.
    True walking penis it is.
    My job aint worth putting up with him.

    I’m a young and fit 52 year old.
    A bit of a tummy I’m always fighting but that’s only because I’m married to a feeder who doesn’t want me to stray!!!!!
    Had a brilliant breakfast this morning on Jetty rd Glenelg and now in Pt Agutta Burp.

    Can’t blame wifey when she’s not here.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Not only that, but his boot selection was first class.

    He’d be shaking his head at that one.
    Poor fella my army.

  75. MatrixTransform

    you poor bastard.
    be careful… dont trip over it

  76. Leigh Lowe

    My ailment is this bloody large penis I have to cart around.

    Must be tough.
    One wheelbarrow for your dick, and an even larger one for your delusional fantasies.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen were in a movie playing a pair of garbos once. Reasonably entertaining.

    Anyway, the new boss turns up and is screaming at Estevez about how he’s Estevez’s worst nightmare.

    ‘No,’ Estevez said. ‘My worst nightmare is waking up without my penis.’

    Words to live by.

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    Estevez is incredibly hard to type, by the way.

  79. My ailment is this bloody large penis I have to cart around.

    I feel your pain

    It’s tough being a racing greyhound.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    Oh.
    The “large penis” is a lefty passenger.
    Surely you can subdue him a bit by putting ScoMo’s victory speech on high rotation.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    struth,

    Clearly, you have watched John Wick III.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not only that, but his boot selection was first class.

    Curse you, jupes, it puts the whiny little snowflake into perspective – what was the old joke, if it doesn’t fit, swap with your mates, and if it does fit, bring it back, and we’ll give you another one?

  83. DrBeauGan

    My ailment is this bloody large penis I have to cart around.

    I find you can wrap it round your neck, like a thick scarf, until you get an erection, when it damn near strangles you.

  84. struth

    Read it again LL.

    I have a human penis as a passenger.
    A lefty amongst lefties.
    A wanker amongst wankers.
    Good losd I haven’t had to deal with one this bad for a while.
    He may not make it yet and this is only the first night.

  85. mh

    It wasn’t long ago when men would say if you didn’t have a cock it wouldn’t be worth living.

    Now society has men willingly getting their old fella removed. Now that’s sick.

  86. memoryvault

    My batting order from worst to least frightening is:-
    Eyes
    Dick
    Ears
    Arse
    Mouth
    Nose

    When your heart is still beating but isn’t actually pumping anything, and you are rapidly being asphyxiated through lack of oxygen, you couldn’t really give a shyt about any of the things listed.

    Trust me on this. I speak from experience.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    Warrant Officer Payne’s repeated acts of exceptional personal bravery and unselfish conduct in this operation were an inspiration to all Vietnamese, United States and Australian soldiers who served with him.

    Truth is, Numbers was chatting with him for ten minutes and, just out of the blue, Keith stood up and launched himself at the VC.
    No-one knows what triggered it.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    Got it Struth.
    See later post for possible antidote.

  89. pete m

    Thanks all

    Will relay this to his folks.

  90. struth

    No guys.
    My penis is small.
    I’m talking about a passenger.
    My actual penis is only 3 inches…………
    From the ground

  91. Leigh Lowe

    When your heart is still beating but isn’t actually pumping anything, and you are rapidly being asphyxiated through lack of oxygen, you couldn’t really give a shyt about any of the things listed.

    Trust me on this. I speak from experience.

    But at least you’ve still got that sparkling sense of humour and irrepressible positivity, eh?

  92. Leigh Lowe

    No guys.
    My penis is small.
    I’m talking about a passenger.
    My actual penis is only 3 inches…………
    From the ground

    Coincidentally, we were talking about double leg amputees earlier.
    No.
    We really were.

  93. MatrixTransform

    I think he like the attention his penii bring … struth got a whole busload of penis

  94. MatrixTransform

    i hope he isnt texting and driving

  95. Mitch M.

    ‘No,’ Estevez said. ‘My worst nightmare is waking up without my penis.’

  96. memoryvault

    But at least you’ve still got that sparkling sense of humour
    and irrepressible positivity, eh?

    That’s me in a nutshell, Leigh. Thanks for noticing.

  97. Knuckle Dragger

    Thank God.

    Civilised debate on the Cat, at last.

    Amputees and cocks and arse cancer.

    Long may it continue.

  98. mh

    Memorial Day in the US

    WWII veteran, 97, still works at New Jersey grocery store

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/wwii-veteran-still-works-at-new-jersey-grocery-store

  99. struth

    Seriously I have on board a pompous twat.
    A Sydney teacher ABC officianado who volunteers at an art gallery and when I asked a pax who was eating a Weiss bar if she was from Queensland he butted in to tell me we don’t talk about those rednecks…..especially after the election, he said.
    Oh I’m from Qld I said.
    He turned away.
    Typically got stuck sitting near him again at dinner where he was bemoaning the election outcome.
    They had parties planned.
    The result was a surprise to him.
    The dumb bums beneath his souring intellect had stuffed up his party plans.
    I’m not staying nuetral anymore if they are uncouth enough to be politically bombastic and rude amongst new aquaintences .
    He is complete with put on pompous accent.
    So I asked him in front of the women around him squirming as he made them feel uncomfortable wby , if he followed politics , was he surprised at the outcome.
    I certainly wasn’t I said.
    Fuck him.
    I’ll offer the prick to come outside and I’ll lose my job but he won’t be carrying on like that for the next week.
    And Queenslanders were the problem.

  100. MatrixTransform

    ‘No,’ Estevez said.

    ah …when staying up to watch Rage was actually fun

  101. Arky

    A Sydney teacher ABC officianado

    ..
    Ask him about privatising education.
    Tell him school vouchers and sell all state schools off is the way to go as private industry is more efficient.
    When he complains with whatever bullshit he comes back at you with, say that wages are higher in private industry for good operators, and doesn’t he want to get paid what he is worth?

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    Homeless derro murder update.

    Alleged homeless derro killer, a homeless derro, grew up in the Blue Mountains and attended private schools before moving to Melbourne, living in a red van in Thornbury.

    Was distinguishable by wearing a piece of bamboo through his nose.

    Worked at a café called Lentil as Anything.

    Left an unspecified ‘party’ with fellow homeless derro before killing her. Arrested the following day in the CBD less than half a klick away.

    The sooner society is rid of these evil masterminds, the better.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll offer the prick to come outside and I’ll lose my job but he won’t be carrying on like that for the next week.
    And Queenslanders were the problem.

    Take comfort, strewth, you do God’s work.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Why is an ABC overlord travelling in a diesel vehicle?

  105. MatrixTransform

    I’ll offer the prick to come outside and I’ll lose my job but …

    Dude, its the outback…there’s stories about this.

    think man. Think!!

    how can I spin this into a movie deal …

    guitar strings. etc

  106. Zyconoclast

    ‘We’re just mates’: New Labor leader Anthony Albanese denies rumours of a fresh romance with a party official – as the bachelor takes the ALP leadership and kicks off bid to be the first single PM in 50 years

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7073577/Labor-leader-Anthony-Albanese-forced-reject-romance-rumours.html

  107. MatrixTransform

    Was distinguishable indistinguishable by wearing a piece of bamboo through his nose.

    sorry.bad taste. had to be said

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I hope have good rapport with your surgeon/orthopaedic person so that a prosthesis (well, I assume you will have one), is selected and is all that you need and you feel quite comfortable with your new outlook on life.

    Delta, as Candy says above, my best wishes for you too.
    I do know a woman who has lost a leg just below the knee. She has done the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim walk on her prosethic leg, and also regularly goes to aerobic classes, which she manages to do as well as others. So once the initial healing is done, you still have a lot of activity to look forward too, and a long life ahead to be active in.

    MV – any news on Tinks? I might have missed it reading quickly back thread.

    P – nine year olds do heal well, so there is a good chance he’ll get better. Terrible worry though.

    Re flu shots: Hairy and I always have them.
    If you travel a lot on aircraft you’d crazy not to get the shot.
    I react a bit on the third day, Hairy sails through it as always.
    Dr. O’Oirish is a gem at giving the needle, a ready-made one, short and you don’t even feel it.

    Cohenite – anything to do with one’s eyes is freaky. Opthalmologists must have nerves of steel to operate on them. I donate to Fred Hollows Foundation now because we went through a bad time with Hairy’s eyes, unsure if he was going to go blind. It is a fearful thing. Trust you are coming through it all OK.

  109. Old School Conservative

    Albo – “I’m no Tony Abbott”.
    True. He’s still married.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Zyconoclast

    #3027819, posted on May 27, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    ‘We’re just mates’: New Labor leader Anthony Albanese denies rumours of a fresh romance with a party official – as the bachelor takes the ALP leadership and kicks off bid to be the first single PM in 50 years

    Paging Chloe Bryce-Parkin-Shorten.
    Chloe Bryce-Parkin-Shorten-Albanese to reception please.
    Opportunity is calling.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    Zyco,

    If you’ve woken None, you have no one to blame but yourself.

  112. Old School Conservative

    short and you don’t even feel it

    In the light of some of the comments above, this seems, well……..like a “phrasing” moment.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    Alleged homeless derro killer, a homeless derro, grew up in the Blue Mountains and attended private schools …

    But it is not just him.
    All indolent, wealthy, Blue Mountains hippies share some level of responsibility.

  114. memoryvault

    Evening Lizzie,
    No, still no sign of Tink.

    Sigh.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    OSC;

    Welcome, brother. Welcome.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Struth.
    How about you bait him with “how brillo was the death duties campaign? It sounded like the sort of thing the ALP might do, so people bought it.”

  117. Zyconoclast

    If you’ve woken None, you have no one to blame but yourself.

    Your comment leaves me None the wiser.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    I have mandatory Mental Health training tomorrow, and the day after.

    Cleverly disguised as a ‘learning opportunity’, this is of course an arse-covering exercise by the hot dog company to absolve themselves of any blame should anything adverse happen while selling hot dogs to potentially mentally ill people.

    This long-awaited professional development will, according to the literature, be facilitated by an ‘external provider’. Naturally, this refers to the midget fat non-binary bull dyke I will be afflicted with in the morning.

    There will be no catering.

    As the saying goes in the trade, some days they could pay you a million bucks and it wouldn’t be enough.

  119. MatrixTransform

    Feck you Fatty Ashton.
    and Feck you too Dicky Dan
    I raised 3 kids. Just because theyre a school teacher an actor and a lawyer doesnt mek me a rapierist despite wearing hi-vis to work 3/5 days.
    Or my boy ( the teacher…primary btw)
    just sayin’ that maybe liminal aint the cool any more
    nose-pierced fuctards
    maybe the liminal. the edges.the dregs.the blue-hairs. the x-genders.
    maybe theyre not the future
    waiting for the press release that says liminal retard murders other liminal retard.
    instead of ‘everybody with a dick is a danger to society’

  120. memoryvault

    Knuckle Dragger,

    The other day I happened to have to go into a small supermarket in the centre of the druggie-derro district of Caboolture. There was a guy in there, standing in the aisles, and he was vewwy vewwy angry with his shopping basket. I don’t know what the shoppimg basket had done to offend him, but he was really livid about it. However I did notice all the other shoppers studiously ignored him, and gave him a wide berth.

    Maybe if you took a shopping bag or something on the course, and spent the morning being vewwy, vewwy angry with it, you might be ignored the same way. Maybe even better, maybe you could pretend to be in love with your shopping bag, and whisper sweet nothings to it.

  121. Lentil as Anything.
    Isn’t that one of those joints where you pay what you feel like paying?
    Where they serve all over-the-top vegan stuff that makes you fart so much you’d inflate the Hindenberg, & stench so much you’d overpower a sulphur works?
    Where they feed for free any homeless who turn up & say they’re hungry, with some sort of vegan pot-luck tucker?

  122. Colonel Crispin Berka

    #3027837, posted on May 28, 2019 at 12:50 am
    Lentil as Anything.
    Isn’t that one of those joints where you pay what you feel like paying?
    Where they serve all over-the-top vegan stuff

    Yes, it’s in a park in Melbourne somewhere out Richmond way. I remember being taken there to eat once by a friend who was rather leftish in her disposition.
    I was chastised for not paying enough for my breakfast, which is pretty stupid since A) they chose to let you pay whatever you want, and B) being a stranger to the city I didn’t know what the same meal would be priced anywhere else.
    Of course her Lefty condition only got worse over the years. These days we are not on speaking terms.
    I blame myself for not intervening and trying to save her from the Left earlier. But I could only be in one place at a time, their forces are everywhere in Melbourne, and sometimes people are too far gone to be saved, y’know?

    Literal zombification would almost be easier as at least you have a clear explanation of the condition and the certainty it can’t be cured.

  123. Citation Required

    Keith Payne.
    He arrived at Duntroon as an instructor when I was a useless grifter cadet.
    We were shamefully contemptuous of him. Probably because he didn’t talk proper or sumit.
    Who knows why young arrogant pricks act like young arrogant pricks?
    Our behaviour has burned a little hole in the conscience ever since.

  124. Tom

    David Rowe is getting annoyed no-one has noticed his homosexual fantasies about Donald Trump, so he’s turned it up to eleventy.

  125. Tom

    The Asp, Part Two, by Dave Brown (London Independent).

  126. Tom

    Today (Monday, US time) is Memorial Day. Henry Payne.

  127. Leigh Lowe

    Kudela’s canaries for me Tom.

  128. Peter

    I don’t get Garrison’s Bucket 5 – but thanks anyway Tom!

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bucket 5 lost me too. Others good though.

    Tom, day in and day out you provide Catallaxians with a thoughtful, up-to-date and amusing entry to daylight. If anything is an institution on the Cat, your toons are it. Thank you for doing this for us.

  130. Lovely morning!
    Two observations that are gratifying.
    1. I own this scrofulous blog. (Six unsolicited mentions since I last posted – I’m in your collective heads*). Mission accomplished.
    2. The local rag has done a story on a kid with Down Syndrome who has been employed as a full-time detailer at a local Toyota dealer. He’s a graduate from my school. He has a strong work ethic, but what he learned at school has made him a productive and a tax payer.
    Now off for coffee with Men For All Seasons, where we will celebrate the demise of Tony Abbott and Fraser Anning.

    *It’s very roomy in there.

  131. Diogenes

    Colonel,
    If it didn’t have bacon in it and you paid anything, that would have been too much

  132. Megan

    Agree with Lizzie, Tom. The day starts with the toons for me. Your efforts, day after day, are very much appreciated.
    The Kudelka canaries are my favourite today

  133. feelthebern

    Look out India.
    George Negus is hosting a tour to your country.
    Hasn’t worked out well in the past.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    MV, overnight;

    Excellent suggestion. I may loudly remark at some point on the merits of my own fecal matter as a food source.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    *furrows eyebrows*

    I’m not sure about the Pommy cartoonists’ continual impressions of Farage with a pint and sucking down durries.

    If they’re meant to be positive, they would appeal to the average English punter who just wants his country back from the elites.

    If they’re meant to be negative, they would then appeal to the average English punter who just wants his country back from the elites.

  136. calli

    Let’s not allow the facts to get in the way of a good narrative.

    Much, much consternation on Seven about the role of men in violence against women, using the latest sad events in Melbourne as an example.

    Tip for ladies – keep away from mentally unstable derros. Do not go anywhere with them, especially at night. It isn’t that difficult.

  137. calli

    Albanese suddenly loves coal mining and free markets.

    Something must have happened in the last couple of weeks. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

  138. cohenite

    Looks like the night thread was a real cock up.

  139. Old School Conservative

    “A lot of young people are terrified about climate change and, yes, they have good reason to be afraid”
    Marcia Langton, on Q&A.

    That is apparently what Al Gore’s message will be when Pony Girl gets him to Queensland.

    These people should be charged with public endangerment of a minor. (I made that one up but it reflects my anger at these alarmists).

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    I see the plover loving Plenary Council member, and PhD student of cowardice is again having delusions of adequacy.

  141. Farmer Gez

    Keith Payne.
    He arrived at Duntroon as an instructor when I was a useless grifter cadet.
    We were shamefully contemptuous of him. Probably because he didn’t talk proper or sumit.
    Who knows why young arrogant pricks act like young arrogant pricks?
    Our behaviour has burned a little hole in the conscience ever since.

    Reminds me of a conversation with an old family friend who served in WW2.
    He said you couldn’t pick the man who would stand up and save his mates in battle.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jon Kudelka.

    The canary is already getting a workout…

    Albanese’s mine craft just doesn’t add up (Paywallian)

    New Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned the “economics” of opening up the Galilee Basin to coalmining and refused to publicly support Adani’s $2 billion Carmichael mine, ahead of his visit to Queensland today to win back blue-collar workers.

    I’m confused. Albo said to everyone yesterday “he would not be blocking legislation for the fun of it” and he’s “not Tony Abbott”. Yet today he won’t publicly back the Adani coal mine and the thousands of blue-collar jobs that go with it.

    Looks like he’s already into gymnastic training. Maybe he needs to work out with Annastacia Palaszczuk.

  143. John Comnenus

    I guess numbers must be bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis if he ‘owns this scrofulous blog’. Have fun at the haters club where you can celebrate the demise of Anning and Abbott and then ponder the sunny uplands Bill Shorten will lead you into sinc his inevitable victory was made manifest. Oh what, Morrison won…..

    Numbers, you were in the Army, sometimes you lose a trooper like Abbott on the way to achieving the mission. Shorten and co killed off Abbott, but Abbott helped Morrison achieve the mission along the way.

    Have fun hating. Oh and nice to hear about the detailed you helped educate. Nice story, I hope he is able to develop as independent a life as possible under the circumstances.

  144. Fair shake of the sauce bottle

    As we had an historical event 10 days ago. The language should change to reflect this. How could we redefine words to reflect the occasion. words such as: Shorten, getup, Adani, Poll, unexpected, Scomo, Phelps…

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    Chinless Malthouse-following Carlton moppet Daisy Thomas is in the shit yet again, this time for riding high on the gas at a Camp Quality function two days before their latest shellacking.

    ‘Carlton Football Director Chris Judd’ said that the optics were poor.

    Football director Judd might be well served directing the football to go between the big sticks, instead of his current role herding cats.

  146. calli

    The True Thai Tory Trouncer tells us that we have “conflict fatigue” and he is all about building relationships.

    He mentions building infrastructure, attempting to ride Gladys’ coattails.

    Sorry FourTeas, in the words of The One, “You didn’t build that”.

  147. Dave in Marybrook

    If Albo needs to shut down the rumours about his romantic life and show Australia what a modern progressive leader looks like… I hear that Tim Mathieson is free

  148. johanna

    hzhousewife
    #3027165, posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Associating all Greeks with fish and chip shops sounds pretty racist to me, Leigh. And very last century.

    lol
    Where I grew up the Greek fish and chippy brought out orders to the High School on Fridays, sensational food. Two of his three kids became doctors. The local Ities grew peas and spuds, and bought farmland, descendents still there. Rich pickings for the hardworking immigrant back in the last century!

    Very last century, relating to the Griks who came in the post war immigrant wave.

    Our fish and chipperie was presided over by Mr Papadopoulous, a portly gent with a few strands of black hair plastered over his 90% bald pate. The whole family recalls the embarrassing moment in the shop when the youngest child piped up – ‘how come Mr Papadopoulous doesn’t have any hair?’

    Mr P, being a family man, took it in good part.

    There are remnants of the culture dotted around Sydney. For example, in Brighton-le Sands, Grik central, there is still a fish and chipperie near the hotel, run by Griks. Very good, quite expensive, but the rents are not cheap there. They have the fillets on display, you pick what you want and they cook it for you. Then you cross the overhead bridge and sit beside Botany Bay and chomp away, while feeding the very plump and prosperous silver gulls and watching the endless stream of commerce – container ships and planes taking off.

    Grik food never really took off, though, not like Italian food, for instance. Mind you, Griks always preferred not to get their hands dirty, and went straight to real estate, accounting and so on. A huge chunk of Canberra commercial real estate is owned by Grik families who got in while it was cheap.

  149. calli

    I’m confused. Albo said to everyone yesterday “he would not be blocking legislation for the fun of it” and he’s “not Tony Abbott”. Yet today he won’t publicly back the Adani coal mine and the thousands of blue-collar jobs that go with it.

    You’re confused? I just heard the idiot say that “the markets should decide” whether mines should go ahead.

    Good. Let them decide. It’s on the record now.

  150. johanna

    Forgot to add – people here, and elsewhere, still quote Effie’s ‘how embarrassment!’

    It’s pithy and funny, and no doubt someone will be claiming that it hurts their feelings momentarily.

  151. Old School Conservative

    Short anecdote Tom about your cartoons.
    6-y-o grandson is reading them with me this morning.
    Asks about Memorial Day in the US.
    After I explain, short silence.
    “Oh, you mean just like ANZAC day”.

    Heart beats with just a little more pride today.

  152. Farmer Gez

    Carlton just don’t have the cattle apart from Cripps KD.
    Their slide down coincided with the GWS taking all the talent out of the pool.
    They’ll get better. The umpire paying a dodgy free kick in the fifty cost them the game against St Kilda.
    Bloody umpires, they’re like jockeys without a personality.

  153. calli

    Joh, one of my favourite stop off’s on the way south is the Paragon Cafe at Goulburn.

    It’s just perfect, laminex and neon and chrome. And the food is hot and good. They also do old fashioned milkshakes. Worth the detour.

  154. calli

    The Greeks are tough and they love their Effie. I can’t see them Snowflaking any time soon.

  155. pete m

    Bucket 5 refers to declassification of documents by trump

    here

  156. Diogenes

    We were shamefully contemptuous of him. Probably because he didn’t talk proper or sumit.
    Who knows why young arrogant pricks act like young arrogant pricks?

    I got my commission through UNSWR (yes I know), there was a lot of this thing happening between those of us on the Officer track vs those who rounded out the numbers so we could be an infantry bn listed on the obrbat. A few, especially the law students, were openly contemptuous of the enlisted cadre staff at the old 2TrgGrp at Ingleburn, and the contempt was returned in spades. There was an older sergeant serving out his last posting who seemed to cop a lot of shit, as he was often vague, and the oddest things made him jump, and he drank most of his dinner. None of my ‘colleagues’ spotted the blue with a gold surround ribbon on his left breast, or were too incurious to know what it was, he was a veteran of Long Tan.

    It was funny tho, my first CO was Sandy MacGregor MC, and ‘the word’ was got the MC for finding some tunnels… a bit of understatement! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Củ_Chi_tunnels

  157. johanna

    I know it well, calli. The biggest problem there is finishing everything on your plate. And, there is a lovely park across the road.

    The Paragon and Acropolis cafes across the country didn’t serve Grik food, though. The proprieters were smart enough to give the punters what they wanted – lashings of meat and veg., overcooked by contemporary standards, and lotsa white bread and butter. They fed the trucking industry for decades. And, they had a taste for art deco which still remains in the surviving cafes.

    But, the ambition for their children was to get white collar jobs. Unlike some of the Italians, they had no desire to retain their rural roots – that was what they were escaping from. A very different culture.

    I note that Geoffrey Rush’s very competent lawyer has a Grik name.

  158. Mater

    I own this scrofulous blog. (Six unsolicited mentions since I last posted – I’m in your collective heads*)

    Almost as many mentions as ‘Bowel Cancer’, ‘Bird Flu’ and ‘Shitting Blood’.

  159. Boambee John

    Then you cross the overhead bridge and sit beside Botany Bay and chomp away, while feeding the very plump and prosperous silver gulls

    We have our very own seagull here. It isn’t a silver one, more of a dull grey. I has just gone hunting for chips with some pigeons.

  160. Roberto

    one of my favourite stop off’s on the way south is the Paragon Cafe at Goulburn.

    Absolutely. One of my favourites too.

  161. Tom

    Grik food never really took off, though, not like Italian food, for instance.

    I disagree heartily, Joh. I would say that, apart from pizza, Grik tucker is now an essential part of Aussie culture.

    I remember once wandering down the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, I thought I had found Nirvana: there was a Yiros street seller every kilometre or so.

    Fond memories of the Grik Barbecue restaurant down the bottom of Hindley Street in Adelaide from when I lived there for a decade in the ’70s and ’80s.

    I’d kill for a Grik salad. I have a tub of yummy Jalna Grik yoghurt in the fridge. Like pizza, it’s all splendid southern European peasant food.

  162. Boambee John

    There will be sh1t everywhere later.

  163. johanna

    Re Nigel Farage – anyone who has seen him on youtube or whatever cannot fail to be impressed by his magnetism. He has spent the last 20 years refining his schtick – and boy it is good.

    While most British politicians have lived in a bubble where the only question on policy issues is one of degree, Nigel (let’s hope it overtakes Mo as the most favoured baby name for boys) has stood in a hurricane of disagreement. The flabby Conservatives and Labourites have NFI what it is like to fight a real political battle.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he became Prime Minister.

  164. mh

    Numbers has spotted Rowe’s cartoon.

    Bob will be ‘enjoying’ that one.

  165. rickw

    Short anecdote Tom about your cartoons.
    6-y-o grandson is reading them with me this morning.
    Asks about Memorial Day in the US.
    After I explain, short silence.
    “Oh, you mean just like ANZAC day”.

    Heart beats with just a little more pride today.

    Nice!

  166. calli

    I do a Grik bbq every ANZAC day, with all the trimmings. The lemons and lamb, the oregano, rosemary and thyme, olive oil and cheese and assyrtiko, flat bread, tzatsiki and taramasalata.

    It takes all of us to that craggy, dry place in the Mediterranean, not quite the Dardanelles, but so very similar.

  167. Helen

    Delta, my father used to be terrifed of his Aunty Gert. When they went to visit, he would stand shaking at the door with his father and brothers as they listened to Aunty tap tap tapping down the hallway to the door. Dear Aunty was the possessor of a wooden leg designed to strike terror into the hearts of small boys. Anyway as the man with the wooden leg said, it is a matter of a pinion.

    Dont get a blade runner leg, the old one will never keep up.

    Delta, you are a gutsy lady, all the best with it.

    cohenite, there are plenty of people around who function perfectly well with one eye, my sister included, but it sounds like yours will be fully restored, good luck to you.

    Pete, I think it is, with the nephew, utter incompetence by that evil Dr person, but your nephew’s arm will recover. Keep using it, or trying to – of course seek professional help.

    With all of the above, it makes my recent flu piss weak. In my experience, having the flu vaccination has lessened the length and intensity of my illnesses, and I used be laid very low several times a year. Now I have to look after Captain, who since he sleeps with me has got it too. And being a man, he requires nursing.

  168. rickw

    Albanese suddenly loves coal mining and free markets.

    Something must have happened in the last couple of weeks. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

    Some indication that he isn’t completely stupid!

    Still waking up each morning with a smile from knowing that BS won’t be PM!

  169. johanna

    Boambee John – I made a point of calling them silver gulls because they reside in garbage tips well inland all over the world.

    They are a very successful species, and no doubt crowd out competitors everywhere.

    Throw a handful of chips in the air when they are around. Not a single chip will hit the ground. We need to use them for military purposes. 🙂

  170. Helen

    I am pretty sure it was Griks who owned the Gouger St Fish Cafe near the Adelaide markets. What a jewel of a place. Plain functional decor, fish cooked to perfection and easy on the wallet.

  171. rickw

    I do a Grik bbq every ANZAC day, with all the trimmings. The lemons and lamb, the oregano, rosemary and thyme, olive oil and cheese and assyrtiko, flat bread, tzatsiki and taramasalata.

    Do you break out your.303 and shoes with pom pom’s on the toes to make the experience complete?!! 🙂

  172. Helen

    Albanese not sure how the economics of coal mining stacks up in Oz this morning.

    Since he is not a risk taking money making billionaire, maybe he should leave the econoomics up to the actual investors.

  173. Helen

    economics – nah econoomics might be better for Albo

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Almost as many mentions as ‘Bowel Cancer’, ‘Bird Flu’ and ‘Shitting Blood’.

    But not quite as popular.

  175. calli

    Stop giving me ideas, rickw!

    I’m always looking for new ways to embarrass the family.

  176. John64

    Where would we be without the economic geniuses that are the Greens?

    Interviewed on RN this morning (Frank Elly on a WEB; uber-lefty Hamish McDonald filling in); Greens NDIS spokesperson Senator Steele-John presented a two point plan to fix all the problems that beset the NDIS:

    1. Increase staff in the NDIA from 3,000 to 9,000.
    2. Appoint a disabled person as CEO.

    Simples!

  177. mh

    If you think it’s cold now, wait until Al Gore arrives next week.

    Brrrr….

  178. Bruce of Newcastle

    Throw a handful of chips in the air when they are around. Not a single chip will hit the ground.

    In America the silver gulls now use squirrel suits to fleece the marks…
    Cheetos-loving squirrel hangs out at Seattle playground, waits for cheesy snacks (28 May)
    I think my brushtails may be gulls in furry suits too.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Albanese not sure how the economics of coal mining stacks up in Oz this morning.

    Favourite concern-trolling phrase of green-filth …
    “It doesn’t stack up.”
    Businesses go broke all the time.
    Let’s just make sure they go broke all of their own accord, not assisted by years of lawfare and protest.

  180. johanna

    Tom, your yearning for proper Grik food highlights my point. Wherever you live, there are numerous Italian restaurants, but not Grik ones. Why is that?

    In the post-war years, there were Hungarian, German, and central European restaurants, which have now vanished, except for The Balkan in Sydney. I insert here my personal requiem for The Carpathian Inn in Darlinghurst, where the shop window was half curtained so that you coud see out but they couldn’t see in, and the pork and rosti was cheap and magnificent.

    You gotta hand it to the Italians, they did a magnificent marketing job on their food and their country. They and the French. Remember all those Brit food and travel and renovation shows? They just keep it coming.

    For some reason. the Griks never got on that bandwagon. They were too busy making money in the office. They don’t mind owning a bar/restaurant, but that’s as far as it goes.

  181. Johno

    Andrew Mallard was imprisoned for twelve years for a crime he did not commit.
    After he was released an inquiry revealed that the police had withheld vital information. Two assistant commissioners and the senior DPP lawyer were sacked with full benefits.
    DNA found at the scene later identified a prisoner who was serving time for murder of another woman.

    Cases like this are the main reason reason why capital punishment has to be opposed. It just happens to many times.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Almost as many mentions as ‘Bowel Cancer’, ‘Bird Flu’ and ‘Shitting Blood’.

    Dunno. I’d say this blog owns Numbers Bob. It’s almost as though he’s desperate for the attention.

  183. Mother Lode

    New Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned the “economics” of opening up the Galilee Basin to coalmining

    Yeah, Labor’s knowledge of economics is so bang on that it is up to them to stop bumbling spendthrift private businesses from making mistakes with their own money.

    And what are the odds that Rowe can create a recognisable caricature of him before the next election? I would say not good.

  184. John64

    Throw a handful of chips in the air when they are around. Not a single chip will hit the ground.

    As a young John64 I used to amuse myself immensely by lacing surplus chips with pepper before flinging them at the seagulls.

    Great sport. 🙂

  185. New Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned the “economics” of opening up the Galilee Basin to coalmining

    Anthony who?

    Is he a NSW state politician or summfink like that?

  186. Roger

    Albanese not sure how the economics of coal mining stacks up in Oz this morning.

    And today he’s in Queensland to “‘reconnect” with voters.

    Bill Shorten v 2, talking out of both sides of his mouth.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Dunno. I’d say this blog owns Numbers Bob. It’s almost as though he’s desperate for the attention.

    Definitely, judging by the number of times he carefully places a rake on the lawn then promptly steps on it.
    Johnno tends to destroy him with a ball-peen hammer, whilst Mater disassembles him with a socket set and screwdriver, carefully leaving all the parts neatly arranged on the workbench.
    Still not sure which methodology I prefer.

  188. Geriatric Mayfly

    Look out India.
    George Negus is hosting a tour to your country.

    The Indian government has been engaged with belligerent commos in several states for some time. They had best keep a close eye on George and his caravan. Not in the brochure: The Black Hole of Calcutta.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    As a young John64 I used to amuse myself immensely by lacing surplus chips with pepper before flinging them at the seagulls.

    We would leave a row of chips on the dashboard of the car and watch the seagulls try to get them through the windscreen.
    If they got too antsy, you’d activate the windscreen wipers.
    Always best to use someone else’s car, but.

  190. stackja

    Peter
    #3027855, posted on May 28, 2019 at 6:06 am
    I don’t get Garrison’s Bucket 5 – but thanks anyway Tom!

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3027859, posted on May 28, 2019 at 6:22 am
    Bucket 5 lost me too. Others good though.

    Tom, day in and day out you provide Catallaxians with a thoughtful, up-to-date and amusing entry to daylight. If anything is an institution on the Cat, your toons are it. Thank you for doing this for us.

    Google search mentions:

    Nunes: We Finished Our Investigation; “Four Buckets Of Information We Want Declassified”

  191. Leigh Lowe

    New Labor leader Anthony Albanese has questioned the “economics” of opening up the Galilee Basin to coalmining

    Someone needs to remind him that they have the wireless up there, and they might be listening.
    Albo is screwed on this one.
    His seat is safe Liars, with 51% first preference, but running second were the Watermelons on 22%.

  192. Roger

    Albo & Marles are soon going to make Chris Bowen & Jim Chalmers look like a formidable team.

  193. mh

    Albo straddles the Qld barbed wire fence…..whooooaaaa….yikes!

  194. johanna

    I saw something (maybe Instapundit) which said that the Galilee Basin coal deposit is larger than the British Isles.

    FMD. Amazing.

    No wonder the Greenies want to shut it down … too much winning!

  195. Top Ender

    Doing the rounds on Spacechook:

    BRISBANE, AUS:- A Brisbane cyclist was today found guilty in the Magistrates Court after pleading not guilty to a charge of disrupting traffic flow with a pool noodle.

    Bardon cyclist David Evans, an unemployed truck driver, pleaded not guilty to the charge after police officers apprehended him at 3:45pm on a Tuesday afternoon in February. At his first appearance in March, Evans stated he would be contesting the fine and the matter was closed today after Evans was found to have a case to answer for.

    Costs were awarded against Evans to the amount $1150, bringing the total amount to pay up to $1633.

    Photo shows the cyclist with the pool noodle strapped to the back of the back so it protrudes to the right for about 1.3 metres. Presumably this is the sort of clearance he wants vehicles to give him. Of course, most car drivers would have to swerve well out of the way to give the end of it further clearance.

  196. max

    johanna
    #3027918, posted on May 28, 2019 at 8:36 am
    Re Nigel Farage – anyone who has seen him on youtube or whatever cannot fail to be impressed by his magnetism. He has spent the last 20 years refining his schtick – and boy it is good.

    Yes, he stands out. He’s quite emphatic, not at all bashful and really good at calling out underhanded journos trying on a gotcha.

  197. Tintarella di Luna

    Michael Avenatti’s bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/michael-avenattis-bad-day-disgraced-lawyer-to-face-not-1-but-2-arraignments

    So would that mean that the MSM will no longer urge him to run for President of the USA in 2020?

  198. johanna

    BTW, it has been colder than a witch’s tit here for the last couple of days, snow on the peaks around, and I am mortaging my retirement to stay warm. $1,000+ bills in the pipeline.

    There are plenty of age pensioners around here. I assume that they wrap themselves in blankets and stay in bed.

    When will any of our politicians stand up for the people they claim to care about?

  199. Roger

    When will any of our politicians stand up for the people they claim to care about?

    The shivering Australians.

  200. Mother Lode

    2. Appoint a disabled person as CEO.

    No doubt he has himself in mind.

  201. Roger

    Can’t recall this being noted here:

    The “American Tolstoy”, Herman Wouk, has died aged 103.

  202. Mother Lode

    Bill Shorten v 2, talking out of both sides of his mouth.

    Well, speaking out of both ends really.

    His mouth he presents to the press.

    To the wukkaz…

  203. max

    Would it hurt Melania to smile occasionally ?

    Chloe, you need to forward her that recipe for Mandrax and white wine so she can stand there grinning inanely at the back of golfing Don’s sunburnt neck.

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    BTW, it has been colder than a witch’s tit

    Cold as a mother in law’s kiss..

    Cold as a tax collector’s heart….

  205. Johno

    When will any of our politicians stand up for the people they claim to care about?

    Perhaps we could pick a few names at random, have a look at their past history, and proceed from there.How confident are we of a positive result.

  206. John64

    Bill Shorten v 2, talking dribbling out of both sides of his mouth.

  207. “Johno
    #3027943, posted on May 28, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Andrew Mallard was imprisoned for twelve years for a crime he did not commit.
    After he was released an inquiry revealed that the police had withheld vital information. Two assistant commissioners and the senior DPP lawyer were sacked with full benefits.
    DNA found at the scene later identified a prisoner who was serving time for murder of another woman.

    Cases like this are the main reason reason why capital punishment has to be opposed. It just happens to many times.”

    I am torn on this Johno. I don’t want to see anyone executed for a crime they did not commit and because of this fear I would normally agree that there should be no death penalty. However I do question your statement “it just happens too many times”. How many times? The death penalty was abolished in the UK and here in Australia due to several mitigating factors….one being that an innocent man by the name of Timothy Evans was executed in the early 1950’s. I have just watched the Bundy documentary on Netflix and I can state quite categorically that I have zero problem with the fact that he was finally executed in 1989. He murdered 30 women and probably many more.

    If life meant life for heinous crimes then I would agree with you 100% that there should be no death penalty but we know that doesn’t happen anymore. We now have a situation in NSW where a convicted child molester and murderer is, in all likelihood, going to be released. So much for justice being served.
    That is NOT justice….for the young girl whose life was taken away from her, for her family and for society.

  208. Dr Faustus

    I saw something (maybe Instapundit) which said that the Galilee Basin coal deposit is larger than the British Isles.

    That’s about correct.

    However most of the coal measures are deep and lie directly underneath the lowest aquifer in the Great Artesian Basin and will never be mined. The part with The Mines That Will End The World is a little area at the southeast edge.

  209. Some History

    The hoovering hogs are looking for a full trough.

    Cancer-fighting lobby maintains the call for a national mass media anti-smoking campaign MONEY, MORE MONEY num num num

    A taxpayer-funded multi-million dollar anti-smoking campaign remains firmly on the agenda of the national anti-cancer lobby in the wake of the Coalition’s election success.
    Of the two major parties, Labor had made the strongest pre-election pledge on curbing tobacco smoking, revealing a huge $63.4 million plan to drive down the current smoking rate in Australia of 12.2 per cent to below 10 per cent.
    Labor also offered to reboot the 1997 “every cigarette is doing you damage” national TV campaign and create a specific lung cancer awareness program, while adding additional funding for specialised lung cancer nurses.
    At the time, Cancer Council Australia described it as the country’s most significant investment in anti-smoking measures.
    The council was to directly receive $40 million to fund the campaign.
    A further $17.4 million was to go to Lung Foundation Australia to fund more nurses and address the stigma for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
    Although the big-spending Labor plan is now shelved, the chief executive officer of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda, remains hopeful the Coalition will jump aboard on a mass-media campaign.

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6181079/post-election-call-remains-strident-for-smoking-campaign/?cs=14225

  210. memoryvault

    Bill Shorten v 2, talking out of both sides of his mouth.

    You mean he is a typical Australian politician?
    How unpredictable.

  211. Gilas

    Still catching up… from last night..

    Leigh Lowe
    #3027518, posted on May 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t get the injection thing.
    My GP just stabbed me with the flu shot in the upper arm.
    Now, I don’t know where the key nerves are located but the needle looked incredibly short, almost designed not to penetrate very far.

    From what’s been written, a jab in the deltoid muscle damaging the radial nerve…
    Damn long, badly mis-directed needle, beyond-grossly-incompetent-criminal-grade GP..
    or solid gold BS!

  212. stackja

    2GB reports Sydney water restrictions. Carr saved Welcome Reef!

  213. Roger

    Italy has stopped the boats, prompting cries of “cruelty” from Leftists.

    Between 2014 & 2017 15000 ‘migrant’ deaths at sea were recorded by Italian authorities.

    Leftism exists in a different moral universe.

  214. Some History

    A further $17.4 million was to go to Lung Foundation Australia to fund more nurses and address the stigma for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

    It’s these same pathetic plops that were paid multi millions over the last few decades to stigmatize smoking/smokers and those diagnosed with lung cancer.

  215. johanna

    Seriously, it is icy cold outside, and the snow ski entrepreneurs are delighted. Good for them

    But I really do not understand how an age pensioner could stay warm at current prices. Even 10 years ago, it was possible. But now that Saving the Planet has superseded Saving our Customers From Freezing to Death, I wonder how much hidden misery there is out there.

    There are no words adequate to describe how much I hate greenies and their political acolytes.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    BTW, it has been colder than a witch’s tit here …

    Not a temperature scale I am familiar with, but I will take your word for it.
    🙂

  217. Black Ball

    Just quickly watched morning television and Albanayaseh is wanting to head to Queensland apparently to find out why there was such an electoral thumping in the Sunshine State. Is the man that tone deaf? One only need look at Palacechook’s flips on Adani to see what happens when you court the Green votes in inner city enclaves rather than the workers you purport to represent.

  218. Black Ball

    The part with The Mines That Will End The World

    The mines of Moria? Will it awaken a balrog?

  219. Tom

    Max, if you’re interested, trainer Danny O’Brien just finished a one-hour profile with Michael Felgate on Racing Pulse at RSN.net.au. It will be available to replay there shortly — go to “podcasts”.

    PS: Danny’s main training base at Thirteenth Beach near Barwon Heads is only about 10 kms from where I am. God’s own country for his horses, who get to go for long runs on a big empty beach.

  220. johanna

    I must say that I am intrigued by Albo’s pilgrimage to talk to people who didn’t vote Labor.

    We are three years out from the next election. Why Queenslanders shanghaid Labor in the nuts is no secret.

    I suppose that he had nothing better to do,

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Michael Avenatti’s bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/michael-avenattis-bad-day-disgraced-lawyer-to-face-not-1-but-2-arraignments

    So would that mean that the MSM will no longer urge him to run for President of the USA in 2020?

    Yes, the Greg Gutfeld Show put together an excellent little montage of the CNN pom-pom wavers from just last year.
    They also reminded us that Avanetti not only stole money from Stormy Daniels, but had form for ripping off people who sued for medical malpractice … you know, wheelchair bound cripples.

  222. Roger

    I suppose that he had nothing better to do

    It’s all about the “optics”, as his young advisers will be telling him.

  223. Leigh Lowe

    PS: Danny’s main training base at Thirteenth Beach near Barwon Heads is only about 10 kms from where I am. God’s own country for his horses, who get to go for long runs on a big empty beach.

    Which I think Darren Weir used to do.
    Until the green-filth discovered black-throated finches in the dunes.

  224. memoryvault

    But I really do not understand how an age pensioner could stay warm at current prices. – There are no words adequate to describe how much I hate greenies and their political acolytes.

    Good morning Joanna.

    While I agree generally with your approbation of the Greens, the horrible truth is our current electricity price woes were drafted by John Howard (Liberal), initially implemented by Julia Gillard (Labor), and finalised by Tony Abbott (Liberal). Not a Greenie to be seen!

    Credit where credit is due.

  225. Top Ender

    Good letter in today’s Oz:

    It will be interesting to see how Anthony Albanese plans his metamorphosis from a left-wing warrior who fights Tories, believes in climate change, open borders, and taxing the rich, into a supporter of people’s rights, religious beliefs, and all the things he has never supported. He may twist himself so badly he will confuse the voter and fail to achieve support, but how can we believe that he has changed a lifetime of beliefs?

    C. Dicker, Bracken Ridge, Qld

    Which is interesting in itself. Do you really trust someone who changes a lifetime of belief for political gain?

  226. Johno

    Agree with you Cassie, If “life” meant life that would end the argument. Now it seems to be 20 years nominal and be a good boy and your out in time to start again.
    Ted Bundy, the Anita Cobby murderers etc should be hit on the head and dumped at sea. However,the other side of the coin is people like Mallard.12 years in jail, he would have been executed if we had CP.
    You can’t say “this bloke is more guilty than that bloke”. The fault is with the system that allows these animals their freedom. Life should mean life

  227. Leigh Lowe

    And as the May winning season draws to a close, we look forward to the June winning season.
    I want Trump to stand in front of Buckingham Palace eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich announcing that he will negotiate a bipartite trade agreement with the UK as soon as they leave the EU.

  228. johanna

    OK, LL, Props for that one.

    Mind you, cold is relative. I’ve told this before, but newbies take note.

    A friend is Norwegian. During winter, they lived in a small part of the house which was heated.

    One winter was so severe that many of their valuable bits of pottery and glass in the living room were shattered by the cold.

    Living as I do in a slightly cool climate, I am appalled by the Warmistas. They have NFI.

  229. Not a temperature scale I am familiar with…

    Freeze the nuts off a plough. (plow is you prefer)

  230. woolfe

    One of your 3 is mine Custard! D

  231. Atoms for Peace

    Johanna..when we bought some gifts for my sister O/S, also had to check that pottery for garden plants etc was certified for the cold weather

  232. stackja

    The iceman goneth

    Doonside shooting: Heavy police presence as man is shot dead
    Nick Hansen and Soraiya Fuda, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A man has died after he was shot at a home in Doonside in Sydney’s west.

    Police found 51-year-old Craig Anderson, who was an alleged ice dealer, with a gun shot wound to his torso. Police said the shooting was targeted.

    Emergency services attended a home on Meridian Pl, Doonside, at 7.30pm last night.

    Craig Anderson, who was an alleged ice dealer, died during the shooting. Picture: Adam Yip

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