Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

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  1. John Constantine

    Their afl are swinging resources into providing entertainment services to wymynsys.

    The women’s footy isn’t about elite athletic skills, but about providing a safe public space where like minded wymynsys and their allies can have strong emotional experiences and reinforce the progressive revolutionary struggle.

    Men’s footy is to be adjusted to provide the same propaganda value and services to the revolutionary struggle, it will just take longer.

    Comrades.

  2. mh

    C.L, a red herring there I think.

    Criticism of the US team unjustified of course.

  3. C.L.

    Certainly it’s justified.
    They behaved like complete spazzos.

  4. Arky

    I expected more from a link promising disgusting lesbian celebrations.
    Lift your game.

  5. Notafan

    Bull

    A goal against an easy beat side is not the goal of your lifetime.

    Under 8s wouldn’t be that insensitive.

  6. mh

    It’s the World Cup!

    Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllll!

    Another goaaaaaaaaallllll!

  7. Empire 5:5

    I’ll bet he has dirt on quite a few in the Yoonyun Mooment, and wouldn’t be afraid to use it.

    Those rainbow flags on building sites didn’t come cheap.
    Do ‘em slowly John-boy. Then neck yourself, filthy commie thug.

  8. cohenite

    Thanks Tom. The dean appearance before that simply horrible and physically weird Nadler was well covered. Dan Bongino dealt with it brilliantly showing the rather superb Republican response to this creature dean attempting to taint Trump by speaking about tricky dickie’s real crimes. The Republicans agreed with dean that there was a real similarity between tricky’s real crimes and the much greater real crimes of the demorats. But of course dean, Nadler and the rest of these despicable people felt no embarrassment and kept plowing on with ifs, buts and maybes.

    There is no way lefties will ever admit they’re wrong and that they are the scum of the Earth.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Thai women play like lady-boy.

  10. Mother Lode

    The (Vatican) report, unsurprisingly, comes out in favour of traditional sex roles and gender identities.

    Small quibble – the attitude to sex roles (not social) and gender, in Catholicism, is not just tradition. There is a little biological matter.

    Further, there is the fact that sex and gender has been remarkably consistent in history. If it was a psychologist rather than the church who concluded that the ubiquity of this understanding of sex/gender pretty conclusively indicates a fundamental human drive it would be called science, not just tradition.

    Our age would be seen as the outlier where something has twisted nature.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    It’s the World Cup!

    Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllll!

    Another goaaaaaaaaallllll!

    Second Thai soccer team in 12 months to be totally buried.

  12. Arky

    At some point in any contest the case is proved.
    You don’t have to rub it in.
    Like that fight in Cool Hand Luke. Everyone goes from “Yeah, get him”, to “Oh shit, stay down”.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Great news!

    Venezuela’s Inflation Finally Drops Below 1 Million Percent

    Venezuela’s zoo animals would feel relieved if there were any left.

  14. Otherwise you can call, smear and label a white man anything.

    Cassie is an authority on the subject.
    Practice makes perfect……

  15. mh

    Speaking of women’s sport, I trust that our broadcasters of netball have introduced male commentators and male courtside experts.

  16. johanna

    I’m a bit worried about these scientists:

    Whale sharks seen mating on Ningaloo Reef, exciting scientists

    Oh well, whatever floats your boat, right?

  17. Arky

    Only with the soccer chicks, it was the winners who were too stupid to know the game was already won.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    Obviously the soccer thrashing is emblematic of Trump’s ‘merica.

  19. Rafe Champion

    Thanks johanna!

    Spare a thought for people who have to spend their days wearing white coats but only earning a pittance compared with doctors:)

  20. egg_

    you can call, smear and label a white man anything.

    Due to alleged privilege, that Leftoid miscreants revel in.

  21. John Constantine

    Back when pepper spray first came out, vikpol used it like flyspray out the bush.

    Giving the crowd outside a pub at closing time a whiff to disperse them and send them on their way.

    Was even in a public bar when a porkasaurusas sprayed the pub because it was summer and the experimental light coloured uniform was so clammy with her copious amounts of sweat that she looked like Christine Nixon in a wet T-shirt competition.

    Only with such jubbly rolls of fat it looked like eight dugs on display.Public humiliation solved by spraying everybody including her partner.

    This exposure teaches the punters not to use warm water to wash their eyes when plod offers it, tell em to piss off and use cold water, teaches them not to be stalled and distracted and not to fall for the ‘look at me’ command.

    Overuse of pepperspray creates a taught crowd that realises that if a fit bloke is moving at top pace, he is immune to it, only the already compliant go down like it was television.

  22. Arky

    Cassie is an authority on the subject.
    Practice makes perfect……

    ..
    The “Na na na nerrr” argument.
    Who do you think you are, Iampeter?

  23. Mother Lode

    nob,

    You are in East Africa worried about the mozzies?

    Relaxing out in the open with exposed skin will draw mozzies in swarms, desperately looking to slake their thirst for blood.

    Oh! You said Mozzies! Not Muzz…never mind. As you were.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    Climate change will prevent him from walking on water.

    Biden promises he’ll cure cancer if elected president (12 Jun)

    Joy Behar: Global Warming Could Stop Biden from Curing Cancer (12 Jun)

    I wonder if the world will ever find a cure for gullibility?

  25. egg_

    It’s all rather funny how Setka is now being smeared and labelled as a “brute” and a “devil” for supposedly saying something critical about St Rosie of Yarragrad. Nevermind Setka’s years of bullying, thuggery, intimidation and all the other stuff….

    It’s how the Left rolls.

    Recall Emma Husar’s beat up?

  26. Mother Lode

    Venezuela’s Inflation Finally Drops Below 1 Million Percent

    At last we can start talking about the Venezuelan miracle again, and what the US and Australia can learn from them.

  27. egg_

    Death Spiral Continues as CNN Loses One-Third of Primetime Audience

    Is Aunty suffering the same fate, with unwatchable crap?

  28. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    The Cat is colourful, prolific, often very funny and actually (given the laissez faire mod policy) one of the few places where comment threads regularly offer a diversity of perspectives – though you’d wonder at the possibility of masochistic tendencies in some of the lefty regulars.

    — Geoff Honnor

  29. Under the Nazis, the sanctity of private property and freedom of contract was always preserved. This was maintained even during the war years. Socialism – in particular, Bolshevism – on the other hand, were pernicious, “Jewish” imports that threatened the vitality of the German Volk.

    Discuss…..

  30. stackja

    egg_
    #3041488, posted on June 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    ABC gets funds regardless!

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    The OC spray brought out by Vicpol was a sort of mist, like Mortein that hangs in the air longer. The slightest breath of air moves it anywhere.

    Totally unusable and/or ineffective in anything but dead calm, and if you use it indoors it will hit everyone to some degree. Plus it gets into the aircon and traces of it stay for weeks.

    It is excellent, however (apparently) during seatch warrants. A couple of quick blats in a crook’s wardrobe and he’ll be crying every time he puts clothes on for months.

    The chick cops see it as a great method of avoiding physical contact with angry people. Unfortunately, as John C mentions the angry person is usually their partner. I have a reliable source that says, back when he was in uniform and had been sprayed three times in a week by vagina colleagues, took the spray off them at start of shift, only giving it back at knock off.

  32. Shy Ted

    13-0!! The Thai ladies should stick to what they’re good at.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    And yes, if you’re motivated enough you can fight through it.

  34. Under the N***s, the sanctity of private property and freedom of contract was always preserved. This was maintained even during the war years.
    Socialism – specifically, Bolshevism – by contrast, were considered pernicious, “J*w**h” imports that threatened the vitality of the German Volk.


    Discuss…..

  35. Grigory M

    The Cat is colourful, prolific, often very funny and actually (given the laissez faire mod policy) one of the few places where comment threads regularly offer a diversity of perspectives – though you’d wonder at the possibility of masochistic tendencies in some of the lefty regulars.

    From long ago in 2011 – – when Rafe was patting himself on the back.

    As I said a few days ago – the halcyon days of the Cat are over. The era of witty repartee and quality commentary ended in 2017 – and is unlikely to return.

  36. Dr Faustus

    If the McManus skank has to cut short her overseas holiday, Setka is gorrnnnn, baby.

    Cage fight.

    Maritime union boss calls for Anthony Albanese to consider resigning over John Setka expulsion push

    “It is just rubbish what is being said in the press. I think that Mr Albanese should take a good look at himself,” Mr Cain said.

    “Why didn’t Mr Albanese pick the phone up and talk to John Setka direct about what happened? Why didn’t he talk to me, who was about five feet from John Setka and who was in the room? Ask Mr Albanese that.

    “No, Mr Albanese’s run-off false allegations. He has misconstrued what has gone in that room and he should apologise.

    To these deeply unpleasant guys, McManus is just some weird chicky babe out of the ASU who has spent her time climbing the greasy pole of ACTU politics and doesn’t mean shit. Presently, she is pumping Albo’s tyres and shining up her own career and can get fucked.

    McManus and the organisational/parliamentary ALP has held nose and turned away from very serious wrongdoing for way too long to be able to just breeze into disputed territory and briskly sort Setka because disrespectful to Batty AO.

    There will be blood on the floor. Hopefully just like Hamlet Act V.

  37. Bruce of Newcastle

    I see Numbers is visiting Aryanism websites now. As we’ve always said: fascists and communists are just brothers of the same side of politics.

  38. egg_

    unwatchable crap?

    BBC wymminses feelz cop shows and emasculated Midsomer gone the way of The Bill.
    Sad.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    And no I didn’t go to his link. I always check Numbers’ URLs to see which far left “news” orifice he’s quoting from.

  40. “Otherwise you can call, smear and label a white man anything.

    Cassie is an authority on the subject.
    Practice makes perfect……”

    Scumbers doesn’t like being called out for what he is….Jooooo hater.

  41. johanna

    I’m guessing that a lot of people have been wanting to get rid of Setka for a long time, but protection by Shorten and regard for personal safety has held them back.

    They know that it is a flimsy excuse, but are piling on while the going is good.

  42. “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3041502, posted on June 13, 2019 at 9:17 am
    I see Numbers is visiting Aryanism websites now. As we’ve always said: fascists and communists are just brothers of the same side of politics.”

    Are we surprised….a Joooo hater linking to an Aryanism website!

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    Surely this union thing couldn’t spark ALP factional warfare?

    That’s what the topendertown would do.

    The sooner Krudd gets called in to mediate the matter, Mick Gatto-style the better.

  44. egg_

    Zanetti has nailed Charismatic (and Amazingly Flexible) Albo.

    Albo does the reach around?

  45. None

    Everyday that I see numbers here- and he is here everyday without fail every day all day – I thank God that He is nowhere near children and that none of ours ever had the misfortune of being taught by such a sour, joyless, truth-challenged old fart. Imagine being retired- and that’s what numbers tells us he is- and yet being so friendless and insecure thag you need to wank everyday on a libertarian blog. Even people on the spectrum have more friends and better social skills then the aged numbers.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hopefully just like Hamlet Act V.

    Rapiers and goblets of poison. A McManus dinner party.

  47. None

    I reckon that no one in numbers, laughable inclusive church has ever invited him for even so much as a cup of coffee. Numbers no flag.

  48. “None
    #3041514, posted on June 13, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Beautifully written None.

  49. feelthebern

    numbers at the gym.

  50. Caveman

    Has to be some cheap deals to Hong Kong now.

  51. The Soviet Union were Socialists. but the Nazis were Socialist, but the Keynesian Social Democrats were Socialists, but the Hayekian Liberal Democrats were Socialist, but the Democrats are Socialist, but some Republicans are Socialists, but the Dengists are Socialists, but Venezuela are Socialists, but Bernie Sanders is a socialist, but the ALP is Socialist, but Norway is Socialist, but New Zealand is Socialist, but Ireland is Socialist, but Cuba is Socialist, but the US Democrats are Socialist, but Victoria is Socialist, but Finland is Socialist…….
    Hang on, that word has become about as all-purpose on Catallaxy as a pair of trakky daks.

  52. candy

    and regard for personal safety has held them back.

    Definitely.

    Setka lost his case against Tony Abbott for defamation after TA said he was a “thug”.
    I doubt TA would have used that word lightly and said it with all truth.

  53. Johno

    a sour, joyless, truth-challenged old fart.

    The truth will set you free.

  54. Top Ender

    Developing in much of the MSM. The odious News.com linked to as it’s not paywalled.

    A Kmart photo kiosk ban on the words “God”, “church”, “Jesus”, “Jewish” and “bible” has been blamed on a software issue, but not everybody is buying it.

    A quirk in the system emerged when shoppers tried to add captions to their photographs on Tuesday.

    Shoppers Anthony Dorsett and his wife Marelynda were stopped from captioning photographs with the words “church” and “Jesus”, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    An investigation that followed revealed a perceived bias. Words like “Islam”, “Allah” and “Koran” were all permissible.

  55. Woolfe

    How long till certain unions move their support to One Nation? Let the games begin.

  56. Top Ender

    Developing in much of the MSM. The odious News.com linked to as it’s not paywalled.

    A Kmart photo kiosk ban on the words “God”, “church”, “Jesus”, “J e wish” and “bible” has been blamed on a software issue, but not everybody is buying it.

    A quirk in the system emerged when shoppers tried to add captions to their photographs on Tuesday.

    Shoppers Anthony Dorsett and his wife Marelynda were stopped from captioning photographs with the words “church” and “Jesus”, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    An investigation that followed revealed a perceived bias. Words like “I s lam”, “A llah” and “K oran” were all permissible.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Finally!

    The Wangster has come out with something that may actually be correct.

    Good work Four Leaf. An elephant sticker’s in the mail.

    You can put it on your stackhat where we can alllll see it.

  58. Old School Conservative

    Low level threat my arse.

    Probably aiming for a suburban shopping centre rather than the MCG.

  59. johanna

    I’ve been binge-watching Ruth Rendell and P D James British murder mysteries for the last few days. They are very enjoyable, although slow by modern standards. However, there are some annoying features which crop up again and again.

    Firstly, sometime in the late 1970s or early 80s, it became mandatory for footsteps to be magnified to the point where someone walking along the footpath sounds like a Clydesdale on cobblestones – and not necessarily well synchronised with the actual walker onscreen. Also, every house has wooden floorboards, and every step is like a thunderclap.

    Secondly, most scenes involve the participants eating or drinking. In showbiz, this is called ‘business’ – giving the actors something to do with their hands. The over-amplified sounds of hot water being poured into a teapot, or tea being poured into a cup, mimic the footsteps mentioned above. Then there is the over-amplified sound of booze being poured into a glass, ditto. These people are awash with fluids, but never have to pee.

    Which brings me to – why, oh why, do we have to listen to the sounds of swallowing the above beverages, like the gurgling of a sink? I have never heard those sounds IRL.

    Finally, the lighting directors seem to be the real directors. Never shoot a scene in daylight if at all possible. And the actors always prefer to stumble around in the dark instead of, God forbid, switching on the light. If light is unavoidable, the ‘powerful electric torch’ beloved of Enid Blyton and 1930s crime novelists is preferred. I call it ‘the obligatory torch scene.’

    Even better is a guttering candle, preferably used when going down into the cellar while there is a murderer about.

    Not all of them have all these shortcomings, except for the Clydesdales on cobblestones, which seems to be universal. I guess the sound people got one over the lighting directors there.

    Still, they are worth a look if you like a leisurely murder mystery in the traditional English style.

    For those who prefer things a bit pacier, on Saturday nights FTV has a Kojak/Columbo double which is very enjoyable indeed. The Columbos are a lot of fun. Guy looks like a street person and drives a heap of shit, which fools the perps into thinking that he is stupid. The Kojaks are just super cool, Telly Savalas had very good writers.

    So endeth the lesson for crime fiction fans.

    PS – on reading reviews of Ellroy’s latest book, I don’t think I’ll bother. I’m re-reading American Tabloid instead.

  60. “Woolfe
    #3041528, posted on June 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
    How long till certain unions move their support to One Nation? Let the games begin.”

    I’ve wondered that too. I think many union members already have moved their vote.

  61. None

    feelthebern wins comment of the day though, Cassie.

  62. C.L.

    Archbishop Chaput calls out ex-Catholic Joe Biden for endorsing child murder:

    Damian [email protected]

    Chaput’s deliberately shocking description of abortion as the “sacrament” of the new Democrats rings true. Their rhetorical glorification of abortion is an outward sign of inward sickness.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    Disgusting spiv and corporatist toady feelthebern supports the Chicoms over these people:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jeffielam/status/1138837072498741248

    Proving yet again that libertarianism is just another degenerate statist worshipping religion.

  64. Top Ender

    I have all the Inspector Wexford series by Ruth Rendall, JC.

    The dame could write!

  65. dover_beach

    We need to see more of this from Abp Chaput and from all other orthodox bishops too.

  66. None

    Yep all Bishops of all denominations should exclude people who defy Christian teaching from communion.

  67. johanna

    Top Ender – I’m currently watching Wexford’s A New Lease of Death – great stuff.

    Here’s a link if you’re interested.

    She’s deserving of a seat at the pedestal of The Divine Agatha.

  68. Old School Conservative

    Girl plays chicken with oncoming traffic, filmed by “friends”, and dies.
    “Friends” survive and post selfies from hospital the next day.
    Dead girl was about two times over the legal blood alcohol limit at the time of the high speed crash. It is believed she had traces of MDMA and cannabis in her system.

    “Friends” now get paid by Channel 7 to do an emotional interview.

    Excuse me while I puke.

  69. egg_

    “Friends” now get paid by Channel 7 to do an emotional interview.

    It’s all about them!
    /Spacechook

  70. Top Ender

    Taxpayer $ savings coming up, as reported in the Daily Tele:

    Terminally-ill serial killer Ivan Milat is not responding to treatment, a source involved in monitoring his condition revealed yesterday.

    The frail 74-year-old, seen last month for the first time in a decade, gaunt from oesophageal cancer which has spread to his stomach, is seeing out his last days at Long Bay jail.

  71. feelthebern

    IT, where did the Audi touch you?

  72. Cactus

    johanna

    #3041532, posted on June 13, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I’ve been binge-watching Ruth Rendell and P D James British murder mysteries

    Sometimes directors do things that are just so annoying it detracts from the whole experience. For me the most extreme is the CSI series. Every scene is darkly lit, very little natural light and rooms the same. Scenes in places which are always extremely well lit like a Lab or a Court Room are just note. It all feels terribly staged. Once you notice it – you cannot un-notice it.

  73. feelthebern

    The HK protests will have about as much impact as the Occupy Wall Street movement did on NY.

  74. memoryvault

    Good morning Johanna,

    Thanks for the tip re Inspector Wexford etc. The Blacklist is finished for another year, and Vikings won’t be back until November. Elementary is back on but only one day a week, and it’s only so so. I’ve watched all of Father Brown, and The Vicar of Grantchester, and all available episodes of the original Magnum PI and The Sweeney that I could find.

    I started on Outlander, but after the “hero” reneged on killing Black Jack Randall for about the umpteenth time, I gave it away. I’ve been making do with Designated Survivor, but it’s really only an extended advert for the Democrats, so I’ve been looking for something new.

    Inspector Wexford sounds like it will do nicely. Again, thanks.

  75. stackja

    TE – why couldn’t Ivan be sent to Melbourne Alfred?

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Corporatist swine supports Chicoms being allowed to illegally extradite people.

    This is a very sad day.

    Even your Audi thinks you are exceptionally gay.

  77. Anthony

    Is it CMMFEU or CMFEU?

  78. stackja

    How many HK have hideouts in Australia?

  79. johanna

    Yeah, Cactus I know what you mean. I try to tune out of those annoying features, but it is difficult sometimes.

    As you say, once you notice them it is hard to un-notice them.

    The clop-clopping footsteps on British TV crime shows are very hard to ignore. They are in almost every scene. Same with the tea-making and slurping.

    A slight editing of the soundtracks would improve them immensely.

  80. feelthebern

    IT, what would you do if your missus sees a Q7 & says, wow wouldn’t that be awesome & safe to drive the kids around in?

  81. Infidel Tiger

    IT, what would you do if your missus sees a Q7 & says, wow wouldn’t that be awesome & safe to drive the kids around in?

    Well it is a girls car, so I would probably entertain the idea.

  82. feelthebern

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Anything with a Wankel engine.

  84. johanna

    memory vault, the Wexfords are good stuff, if you like that kind of thing, which I do. There are lots of them, just type in inspector wexford on youtube.

    Of course, there is no beating Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, starring the great Alec Guiness. Episode 1 is here.

    How are you going with your cats? Did the one that bolted ever come back? Is the other one still warming your feet?

  85. Zatara

    92+ hospitalized from the HK protests so far according to the MSM.
    Seems they are serious about not getting Shanghied into the chicom “legal system”.

  86. stackja

    CFM etc etc want forests and shipping?

  87. Arky

    Audis and detective fiction.
    Best thread eva.
    Losers.

  88. feelthebern

    Eww…Mazda’s?
    Now that’s really gay.

  89. johanna

    Just checked the teev guide and the Bowls Australian Open is on SBS at noon.

    I know we have at least one fan here. And, let’s face it, compared to the cricket …

  90. feelthebern

    I don’t believe the Setka McManus situation is real.
    Setka knows he is master of his domain.
    McManus is smart enough to know that.
    This will die down.
    Setka is not going anywhere.

  91. feelthebern

    If you don’t follow John McAfee on twitter, do so immediately.
    Hilarious.

  92. memoryvault

    Thanks for those tips, Johanna, I’ll follow them up.

    Of the two cats, one moved out permanently, and now lives quite contentedly about a kilometre way. I’ve always maintained that one never “owns” a cat; they either choose to share your home, or they don’t. In this case one did, one didn’t.

    The one who chose to stay – Gingi – has settled in quite nicely. Basically he spends all day either eating or sleeping. He now sleeps with me each night on my camp stretcher in the living room. I still haven’t made the transition back to the marital bed I’m embarrassed to say. I keep telling myself “today’s the day” and each night I end back on the stretcher. It’s a king size stretcher, but i’m not a small bloke and Gingi is the largest non-feral I have ever seen, so it gets a bit crowded.

    But we manage.

  93. MatrixTransform

    The Soviet Union were Socialists. but the Nazis were Socialist,

    Numpty decides to straight from the Ministry of Truth to Catallaxy Files and try like Goebbels to differentiate between Socialism and National Socialism.

    Trips over his own incredulity

    the idea that Numpty isnt a socialist … a bit like a Food Critic who says he isnt in it for the food.

  94. johanna

    MV, how about lying on the marital bed for a few minutes in the daytime? With your faithful follower.

    Some people here have been pretty harsh, but losing the love of your life is no small thing, and I for one am cutting you a lot of slack just now.

    Mind you, it’s not an unlimited ticket to ride. 🙂

  95. Eyrie

    “Seems they are serious about not getting Shanghied into the chicom “legal system”.”
    With the dubious convictions, charges being dropped, selective prosecutions etc, what makes you think the Australian “criminal” justice system is any better than the Chicom one? It is right there in the name.

  96. Imagine being retired- and that’s what numbers tells us he is- and yet being so friendless and insecure thag you need to wank everyday on a libertarian* blog.

    I’ve always followed the rule when writing (in this case my 13000 word research proposal) that a break every hour or so is good practice. As I work, I just leave one of my browsers on this site, check back to see what crap has been posted every hour or so, have fun with it and brew up a coffee.

    This will provide wonderful diversionary opportunities for at least the next couple of years.
    Thanks in anticipation.

    *That should read “glibertarian”.

  97. Old School Conservative

    Magnum PI – started watching the new series and was struck by the actress playing Higgins.
    Looked familiar but couldn’t place her.
    She is Honeysuckle Weeks’ (Foyle’s war) younger sister. The similarities are amazing.

    PS Magnum’s voice overs will never be the same after I watched the Gunslinger/Voice clip posted here recently.

  98. memoryvault

    I doubt that it will need to be, Johanna.

    There was a time when the Cat forums were great venues of discussion on a wide variety of subjects. Today if you eliminated the football, rugby, cricket and travelogues you’d be left with blank pages.
    On the rare occasions that the conversation stumbles into something topical and relevant, like the Setka case, the comments are usually so far wide of the mark they’re not worth reading.

    Hell, even mild flirtation now gets howled down by the resident wowsers.
    Where’s the fun in that?

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Of the two cats, one moved out permanently, and now lives quite contentedly about a kilometre way. I’ve always maintained that one never “owns” a cat

    Before all the wild birds Cafe Bruce was owned by a cat like that. He was born under the house over the back fence. That family gave him to some friends up the street. A couple months later he turns up at my door. ‘You can stay’, says I, ‘if you pay the price’. ‘Yes’, says he in cat, so I took him off to the vet for the op.

    Some months later he’s on the back fence and I’m nearby, and the people in that yard say ‘hey, he has our cat!’

    Oops.

    So I says, ‘here, you can have him back’. ‘Oh no’, they reply, ‘he looks happy with you’. Cats know…

    Best wishes MV for your time with Gingi, he sounds like my old friend.

  100. Old School Conservative

    have fun with it

    Looks like numbers isn’t all that serious about past indignities thrust upon him.

  101. Dr Faustus

    92+ hospitalized from the HK protests so far according to the MSM.
    Seems they are serious about not getting Shanghied into the chicom “legal system”.

    Seems like 22 years of SAR is about enough. Only a matter of time before HKGov is dealing urgently with ‘patriotic demands from HK residents for complete reunification with China’.

    Emperor Xi knows that the UK won’t be sending gunboats.

  102. johanna

    Cats know…

    True, dat. They can spot a sucker a mile off, and if they think the sucker will give them decent food and lodgings, it’s all over.

    Don’t ask me how I know this.

  103. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Seeking advice…any recommendations?

    We need to buy a new printer, preferably one that scans and copies as well (or do they all do that these days?). Also need to be able to print A3.

    I don’t want to spend a fortune, but I don’t want to buy cheap crap that will break in 6 months. What’s a reasonable amount to expect to spend and does anyone have any recommendations on what to buy (or what to avoid).

    Thanks.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

    Not this model, unless you live in Newtown.

    Slow-selling Chevrolet Bolt EV now available with huge incentives (12 Jun)

    The Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available with price reductions and discounts worth up to $6,997 on the battery-powered subcompact SUV.

    The available federal tax credit on the Bolt and all of General Motors’ plug-in cars was cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 on April 1, after the automaker crossed the program’s threshold of 200,000 plug-in cars sold.

    Chevrolet sold just 4,316 Bolts in the first quarter of 2019 in the U.S., while Tesla delivered 22,425 Model 3s, according to Inside EVs.

    So good that GM has to cut their price massively to shift even 4 thousand of them in a quarter. Yep, EVs are the cars of the future. The far far future.

  105. memoryvault

    Your advice re the marital bed is sound, Johanna.
    However, as an avowed moral coward I’ve taken the moral coward’s way out. Once I ran out of excuses I started sorting and packing Marilyn’s stuff. In no time at all the bed was buried in piles of sorted stuff to be attended to. But every day something comes to keep me from that task.

    In no time at all it s time for bed again, and I assure myself, and the cat, that “tomorrow night I’ll finish packing and we’ll sleep in the bed”.

    For some reason I think Gingi is beginning to doubt me.

  106. Arky

    This is why seperate beds are the go.
    A good nights sleep, and when I cark it the missus can just bury me in the bed.

  107. Woolfe

    She may only notice after a couple of weeks Arky.

  108. mh

    Why do I keep hearing Kevin Rudd’s opinion of matters relating to Aussie John Setka?

    Is Rudd living here again? I hope not.

  109. Arky

    No.
    She would know right away.
    If I don’t cut her off in the morning before she reaches the kitchen she tries to cook for me.
    It’s horrible.

  110. memoryvault

    Yes Bruce, that’s the way of it.

    At the time when Marilyn’s Mum got sick and we decided to locate back to Perth so Marilyn could look after her, we had five cats. Marilyn was worried about what we would do with them all.
    She needn’t have bothered.

    By the time it came time to go, all five cats had already moved out and made themselves comfortable in other homes with other people. It’s just hpw they are. And they know . . .

  111. Leigh Lowe

    The Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available with price reductions and discounts worth up to $6,997 on the battery-powered subcompact SUV.

    Subcompact SUV = GoKart.

  112. mh

    Men and cats, that’s just wrong.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    There was a time when the Cat forums were great venues of discussion on a wide variety of subjects. Today if you eliminated the football, rugby, cricket and travelogues you’d be left with blank pages.

    Not quite.
    We’d still have our core business of stray cats and videos od washed up 1960’s pop stars.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #3041608, posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Men and cats, that’s just wrong.

    Ha, ha, yes.
    I hadn’t been paying a lot of attention to mv’s stories and mistakenly assumed he/(she) was a cat-lady.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    The surest sign someone is a boomer is that there phone makes noise when it rings or receives a message.

    Switch it to vibrate you stupid old pricks.

    And another thing, the people that annoy me the most are the ones using laptops in cafes or airport lounges trying to look like they are important. Here’s a tip dipshits: important people don’t need to work while having a coffee or flying somewhere: you are their minions. You are nothing but an important person’s bitch.

    That’s enough for now, I will have more life tips later.

  116. feelthebern

    My current ring tone is GoT.

  117. memoryvault

    You did it again Lo Lowe!!

    You must let the rest of us in on your secret power.
    What is it? Are you clairvoyant? Do you have psychic powers?
    Or communicate with the dead, maybe?

  118. C.L.

    Sydney University sluts dress as “naughty nuns” to protest Alabama abortion laws and Christianity.

    ??

  119. Infidel Tiger

    Men and cats, that’s just wrong.

    Men with cats drive Audis.

  120. Leigh Lowe

    Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    #3041598, posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Seeking advice…any recommendations?

    We need to buy a new printer, preferably one that scans and copies as well

    I think most are multi-functional.
    I just bought one and it doesn’t scan multiple pages without hand feeding them onto the glass individually.
    Tedious.
    Also, most end up costing you a bucket in ink vs the original machine cost.
    I bought in a hurry, but those are things worth looking at if you have time to research

  121. Infidel Tiger

    My current ring tone is GoT.

    Peak Boomer.

  122. feelthebern

    Gen X…bordering on Gen Y.

  123. Infidel Tiger

    A righteous society would smash every laptop opened in a cafe.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    As for Cafe Bruce today, the crow kiddie was back again this morning. He landed on the front fence and cautiously accepted a lump of mince from me. Then he hopped down onto the lawn, put his mince chunk down, poked a hole in the lawn and put it in. Then stepped back and had a look at it. Not good enough. Needs more work! So he pulled out a beak full of grass from the lawn and carefully put it over the stash. Then did same thing twice more. Finally happy, he patted the grass camouflage down with his beak and looked at me. Ok, says I you can have another bit…

    Crows are like cats, and I am so easy to manipulate.

  125. John Constantine

    Helen, i just buy the cheap printers, because they all break and i live far enough out that i can burn the broken ones in the rubbish pile without annoying the neighbors.

    Depends how much you rely on them, but two cheap ones in the office, one for use and one for backup when the first one breaks works when space is cheap and disposal is free.

    Like Small Australia used to be, until big australia made us so rich that we can’t afford the space to store backups and our rubbish costs a fortune to export to the third world.

    New ewaste regulations to come into effect soon, will chicom disposable electric gimmicks soon cost more to get rid of than they cost to buy on ebay and have posted from China?.

  126. memoryvault

    Switch it to vibrate you stupid old pricks.

    There is another explanation IT.
    Some of us “old pricks” have better things to do much of the time, other than sitting next around glued to their screens or smartphones. We actually move around a bit – sometimes we even go outside! And without our phones!

    Yes, believe it or not some of us oldies are so confident in ourselves we can exist for longer than three minutes without checking to see if we’ve missed an important call or message.

  127. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Thanks Leigh.

    We are taking a bit of time to research, hence my questions here. We’re looking at price of printer versus price of cartridges. As a basic rule of thumb, I figure if it’s cheaper to chuck the printer than to buy new cartridges, that meets my definition of ‘cheap sh*t’.

    We haven’t bought a printer in years, as I used to do it all at work. Might be the sole drawback of retirement.

  128. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Is it CMMFEU or CMFEU?

    Should have been CMEFU. Truth in advertising and all that.

  129. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Thanks John.

  130. candy

    And another thing, the people that annoy me the most are the ones using laptops in cafes or airport lounges trying to look like they are important.

    The security of working on a laptop in that situation would be pretty doubtful. A dubious thing to do.

  131. egg_

    laptop opened in a cafe.

    Trés wank – “Here’s your sign!”

  132. Bruce in WA

    The surest sign someone is a boomer is that there phone makes noise when it rings or receives a message.

    Switch it to vibrate you stupid old pricks.

    Nope. I like to annoy people around me.

    Besides, I have a different (handmade) ring tone for different people, so I can tell without looking who’s calling — and judge whether to take the call or not. Simples.

  133. John Constantine

    Labor’s federal health spokesman Chris Bowen has defended a $100,000 donation he received in 2013 from a Chinese group reportedly linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

    The donation was allegedly made by Sydney businessman and Chinese community leader Frank Chou from the Australian Chinese Teo Chew Association.

    Internal ALP invoices, obtained by the ABC, show the payment was donated to Mr Bowen’s re-election campaign in the federal seat of McMahon that year.

    They also reveal a $5000 payment was reportedly made to NSW Labor leader candidate Chris Minns, as part of the six-figure donation, to help with ‘moving expenses’ to return to Australia to become Mr Bowen’s campaign manager.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/bowen-defends-100k-donation-by-chinese-group-reportedly-linked-to-communist-party

    We aren’t corrupt, but those organised criminal cartels that give us all the money in return for access don’t seem to understand this.

    Comrade Maaaaaaates.

  134. feelthebern

    Airport lounges in domestic terminals are only for the poor time managers.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Nope. I like to annoy people around me.

    Besides, I have a different (handmade) ring tone for different people, so I can tell without looking who’s calling — and judge whether to take the call or not. Simples.

    This is peak Boomer. The Zenith.

  136. feelthebern

    Virgin has this awesome curb side check in at Sydney.
    Drop off at door.
    Security check zero line, walk through the lounge directly to your gate.
    You can turn up to the airport about 15mins before scheduled take off.

  137. Infidel Tiger

    Caller ID? No, I use annoying ring tones that disturb and annoy a wide range of people. I’m a Boomer.

    Can you help me set the timer on my VCR?

  138. calli

    johanna
    #3041532, posted on June 13, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Chuckle. I knows it!

    On the lighting, the best I’ve seen is Wallander. That bleached summer Scandi brilliance.

    On the gurgling and other bodily functions…erk.

  139. Infidel Tiger

    Virgin has this awesome curb side check in at Sydney.
    Drop off at door.
    Security check zero line, walk through the lounge directly to your gate.
    You can turn up to the airport about 15mins before scheduled take off.

    Or you can get nicely liquored on shitty domestic wine and steal the jelly beans for your sprogs.

  140. memoryvault

    Crows are like cats, and I am so easy to manipulate.

    Before we moved to Bribie Island, Marilyn used to feed the magpies and kookaburras. It started out simple enough – two or three maggies and a kookaburra or two. But within a month or so it was about fifty magpies and twenty kookas. It was costing me a fortune in mince.

    Then when we came back to QLD and settled on Bribie, we attracted a couple of butcher birds. Same story. Within a month or two the back verandah was alive with them, and unlike the maggies and kookas they didn’t leave when the food ran out. They would just wait for more.

    And woe betide if somebody forgot to close the flyscreen door. Inside of five minutes the kitchen would turn into an aviary.

  141. C.L.

    Not a lot doing in the world today, evidently.

  142. Infidel Tiger

    Not a lot doing in the world today, evidently.

    Chicoms are destroying Hong Kong, but that is apparently ok.

  143. John Constantine

    Their sugar daddy andrew broad’s old seat of Mallee has just been called for the Nats.

    The ‘commo mad rooter posing as Christian’ turned one of the Nats safest seats into one that was within a few hundred votes of being lost to the party.

    If he had have been able to mass import all the voters that he promised his friends of the united nations committee he was going to fundementally transform the Mallee with, that would have swung it.

    Their broad may not have taken money from the chicoms, but he was happy to fly into chicom territory to date girls behind his wifes back [ on taxpayer dime] in the full knowledge the chicom secret police were watching his efforts.

    How many countries have a worse political class?.

    Comrades.

  144. calli

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

    HiLux twin cab.

  145. calli

    Oops. Dual cab.

    Much…much flying and many…many G&Ts.

    In transit in Seattle. No sleeping.

  146. feelthebern

    Best not to drink before a 6am flight from Sydney

  147. johanna
    #3041576, posted on June 13, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Thanks Johanna; hadn’t realized but I’ll now be watching.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    Best not to drink before a 6am flight from Sydney

    The best way to avoid jetlag is getting rotten.

    Confuses the body clock.

  149. memoryvault

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

    A 1990’s Jag XJ6 Sovereign with the motor replaced with a small block hemi 253 V8.

  150. Nelson Kidd-Players

    When the time came to hand back Hong Kong, the Brits should have given it to Taiwanese government.

  151. calli

    Uh oh. I’m obviously “looking important” on my iPad.

    First time for everything.

    And it looks like travelogues are out too. So much for the scroll wheel. We don’t like it so Shut Up.

    Calgary next. Postings may be light.

  152. calli

    Oh. I forgot the raspberry. 😛

  153. Infidel Tiger

    Ipad is fine.

    Don’t open a laptop though.

    Righteousness begins by getting the minutiae of daily life right.

  154. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

    Sunbeam Alpine.

  155. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Try not to bend it, though.

  156. John Constantine

    ACCC going through the process of the godless commo canadian multinational company buying ruralco to add to its Landmark australian operations.

    The purchase will take Nutrien to 45% of the niche agricultural supply stores market.

    ACCC barking loudly now, but won’t do much.

  157. memoryvault

    Your travelogues are just fine, Calli. And very entertaining.
    Keep ’em coming.

  158. Infidel Tiger

    Sunbeam Alpine.

    Great choice.

    Richie was a quintessential Sydneysider.

  159. calli

    The laptop is busted. I continue to look like a pleb.

    I thought you’d all morphed into TonyNs.

  160. John Constantine

    The much maligned president Kim of north korea gets people who betray him to the chicoms and throws them into fishtanks full of piranha.

    Just sayin’.

    Comrades.

  161. calli

    I have just been offered $500 to relinquish my seat.

    Bugger off.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    I have just been offered $500 to relinquish my seat.

    I hope you weren’t in the bathroom.

  163. calli

    Now I’m worried.

    Have I passed a “sliding doors” moment?

  164. memoryvault

    Helen Davidson.

    Helen, have you looked into laser printers?

  165. calli

    There are some fatties in line. Kick them off.

  166. feelthebern

    The ACCC is the fakest of all Australia’s enforcement agencies.
    Makes noise, but delivers total control to organisations it deems worthy.

  167. feelthebern

    Speaking of fatties, where is Monty?

  168. Arky

    Calli’s travelogues lack length and tedium.
    Read back over the cat to gain some basic understanding of the oeuvre before continuing Calli.

  169. Helen Davidson (nmrn)
    #3041626, posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    Thanks Leigh.

    We are taking a bit of time to research, hence my questions here. We’re looking at price of printer versus price of cartridges. As a basic rule of thumb, I figure if it’s cheaper to chuck the printer than to buy new cartridges, that meets my definition of ‘cheap sh*t’.

    Helen, before you buy a printer ensure that it can be fitted with a RIHAC CISS system (Continuous Ink Supply System. You will never have to buy cartridges again. Google RIHAC and see the list of printers.

    I have a Epson Artisan with a six pack CISS system. I haven’t bought cartridges for years

  170. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Mornin’ Calli.

  171. Mitch M.

    Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

    Certainly are a cause but not sure about a major cause. Almost impossible to address at the individual level because every time we get an infection there is the risk that despite the most intensive treatment some of the bugs and viruses will remain alive but dormant in our bodies. Oral health is very important because one of the findings is the presence of periodontal related bugs in the CNS.

  172. Infidel Tiger

    Yes, Calli’s travelogues lack the grandiosity and fancifulness of the made up ones we often endure.

  173. Bruce in WA

    This is peak Boomer. The Zenith.

    Thanks, IT. Can’t win Lotto, so I’ll have to settle for your accolades.

    Best car for Sydney? VG Valiant.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    Speaking of fatties, where is Monty?

    Got stuck in a grease trap on May 18th.

    Says he’s fine.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    A WA man has been murdered, allegedly by his brother, after travelling to Queensland for his sibling’s wedding.

    Queensland man Bernard John Robbins, 57, will likely miss his wedding after allegedly stabbing his older brother to death over a family feud.

  176. calli

    I can do tedious. I will work on it.

    The mountain looking down on Seattle is majestic. It stands alone in white-seamed grandeur. Lots of circling to get in, presumably because the approach is steep due to encirclement. The 737 tipped so far I felt like I was going back into Goroka again.

    I also saw the top of Denali on the way out (Mt McKinley for the non PC). Most impressive.

    For the mountain-starved Aussie, they draw the eye like magnets.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s one for Mitch, since it’s interesting and topical.

    The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC (12 Jun)

    A new study, published in the journal Science Advances, identifies psychoactive compounds preserved in 2,500-year-old funerary incense burners from the Jirzankal Cemetery in the eastern Pamirs. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have shown that people were selecting plants with higher levels of THC and burning them as part of mortuary rituals. This is the earliest clear evidence to date of cannabis being used for its psychoactive properties.

    A cannabis enhanced funeral would be an improvement on what goes on these days, but driving home again afterwards might be a bit iffy.

  178. Mitch M.

    Here’s one for Mitch, since it’s interesting and topical

    Remarkable, just saw that headline. Thanks Bruce. And also noted Terrence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory” but won’t bother reading that. I wonder if the Cannabis funeral pyre is a way of alleviating the stress involved in burying the dead.

  179. memoryvault

    The ACCC is the fakest of all Australia’s enforcement agencies.

    Gee, I dunno, Bern. APRA would take some beating.

  180. Percy Popinjay

    Exactly how does one transform oneself into a Tony N?

    Asking for a fake friend.

  181. memoryvault

    Oh joy.
    The new battery for my vaper is finally fully charged.

  182. Infidel Tiger

    I will soon be outlining petrol station etiquette.

    Stay tuned.

  183. notafan

    The clop-clopping footsteps on British TV crime shows are very hard to ignore. They are in almost every scene. Same with the tea-making and slurping.

    I have yet to see a single actor successfully mime drinking a hot beverage from an empty cup.

    Like the perpetual inability to find a light switch mentioned above, cannot be unnoticed.

    Currently reading

    Not Sleeping, Just Dead by Charles Alverson

    Hard boiled with some good lines by the main character.

  184. 132andBush

    calli

    #3041651, posted on June 13, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Please provide a list of acceptable cars for a male, Sydney-sider to be seen in.

    HiLux twin cab.

    In parts of Western Sydney these are called “Technicals”.

  185. JC

    Fish stocks in the Med must be totally fucked. Restaurants catch of the day is on the menu for €60 plus a kilo weight. That’s before the stuff is boned.

  186. Steve trickler

    A follow up on Kolya.

    Good stuff.



  187. Eyrie

    Re Adani: The Australian Business review has it headlined “Mine pain for modest gain”
    and “After nearly nine years, Adani was forced into significant concessions. No wonder they say politics is broken.”

  188. Eyrie

    That sound you hear is boardrooms around the world crossing Australia off as an investment destination.

  189. Tom

    Don’t give up your seat, Calli. Tell them you’ve got international connections to make and, besides, your brother’s motorcycle gang will come looking if you don’t make it home on time.

    PS: best fred eva! Just as well all the tourists have gone back to Melbourne and the transient neighbors’ houses are empty — lots of laughing out loud.

  190. Eyrie

    Also:

    “Melbourne will join Dallas and Los Angeles as the third city to test Uber Air flights from 2020, with plans for commercial operations to start from 2023.
    Uber Air to jump through hoops
    Robyn Ironside, David Swan
    Watchdog warns it will not rubberstamp Uber Air’s flying taxis in Melbourne. ”

    Well I’m sure the dimwits at CASA will find any number of irrelevant hoops for them to jump through. My advice to Uber would be to find another country, preferably a third world one where the bureaucrats are honest (stay bought).

  191. Top Ender

    Printers are one of the biggest scams in the West.

    Run two:

    1) black and white laser – Brother are good. Set it to be the default printer.

    2) Epson colour printer with roll-through scanner. Never use it unless very necessary.

  192. JC

    Printers are not a scam business. The business model used is to sell the equipment at a low price in order to capture the recurring business selling cartridges. Countless firms apply this model and are rewarded for it with higher multiples for the simple reason that recurring sales are more valuable.

  193. Arky

    Total scam.
    Same as Mercedes.
    Only they forget the low initial pricing on the wretched things but still charge you the inflated price for the subsequent consumables.

  194. Woolfe

    Is our travelling DrBeaugan going to Dominican Republic?

  195. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger
    Besides, I have a different (handmade) ring tone for different people, so I can tell without looking who’s calling — and judge whether to take the call or not. Simples.

    This is peak Boomer. The Zenith.

    Not even trying for zenith.

    I had a necklace that when I tapped the little square pendant made my hearing aids into little speakers for my phone.

    Also extremely useful if someone deadshit dull is pigeonholing you, Look up suddenly, point to your phone, tap the pendant and act like you are talking to someone.

    And the best thing is, Generation X, out bommering the boomers.

  196. memoryvault

    Anybody know anything about Holden Vivas?
    2008 automatic station wagon model?

  197. Top Ender

    I suppose JC, I think they’re a scam because of the outrageous price charged for the ink.

    I don’t blame them for trying to make a profit – just annoyed I have to pay it.

  198. Neil

    ” I think they’re a scam because of the outrageous price charged for the ink.”

    I get my replacement cartridges on Ebay from China. You have to be careful you get the compatible ones but they are at least half the price of ones purchased in Australia

  199. Caveman

    Setka vs ACTU , evil vs evil , is Setka the underdog in this.

  200. Fisky

    Good to see a solid boost in UK wages thanks to a rapid decline in immigration after 2016.

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/06/brexit-continues-to-boost-wages/

    This refutes the libertarian claim that immigration is good for wages.

  201. egg_

    the libertarian claim that immigration is good for wages.

    Try the veal!

  202. DrBeauGan

    My visa came! Had breakfast in the lounhe and now boatding for Singapore.

  203. egg_

    The Left are waking up to the Watermelons?

  204. Dr Faustus

    Their ABC reports:

    ACTU boss Sally McManus confronts union boss John Setka over alleged Rosie Batty comments

    Ms McManus emerged from a meeting with Mr Steka and called on him to resign in the interest of the broader union movement.

    So, shirtfronted then? Sorted?

    But, no, no result:

    ‘Why would I do that?’: John Setka stands his ground following Sally McManus meeting

    Speaking briefly to reporters as he arrived, he said he had no intention of resigning as CFMEU Victorian secretary. Mr Setka was accompanied by Electrical Trades Union Victorian Secretary Troy Gray who yesterday called on Mr Albanese to drop his bid to expel Mr Setka from the ALP.

    In the Setka corner: the Victorian and NSW CFMEU, the MUA, the Victorian ETU.

    Meanwhile, Albo is taking it like a champ:

    Mr Albanese this morning defended his move to expel Mr Setka. “I did speak to people at that meeting. I don’t know John Setka, I don’t have his number, I’ve never had a conversation with him,” Mr Albanese told ABC radio. “I did to speak to others, I did speak to others in the union movement.

    The Shadow Spokesthing for NDIS is strangely silent on this…

  205. thefrollickingmole

    The old man has a theory its a setup by Shorten to stab the thai Tugger.

    Not so much so he gets the job again as to ensure he has his toadie in charge.
    Im 3/4 convinced hes right once you have 1/2 a look at the unions & factions involved.

  206. Nelson Kidd-Players

    A Daewoo in disguise, MV. To go any deeper, tread carefully. Real Vivas cane from Luton (or Dandenong).

  207. egg_

    The Shadow Spokesthing for NDIS is strangely silent on this…

    No shovels on the doorstep?

  208. jupes

    Adani is GO!

    This just shows the lack of integrity for the whole “approval” process.

    Prior to the election, there was an “independent” government department five year block on the mine because a finch was apparently endangered. After the election the premier ordered that they speed up the process and voila! The finch was no longer endangered. Now there is no problem with the water either.

    In other words, the government has just admitted to corruptly using the approval process to delay the mine. Adani should sue the evil scumbags.

  209. Tel

    I would have to presume that the recent wave of “Make up any crap so long as you make it anti-Libertarian” must have been initiated from somewhere. Otherwise why would Tucker Carlson be suddenly blaming Libertarians for not only completely owning the GOP (yes he said that) but also unleashing the dreaded GOP policy that is marijuana legalization? Yes … Tucker Carlson does apparently believe that is GOP policy as demanded by Libertarian donors … might not be the best time to ask for medication advice from Carlson, because whatever he is taking doesn’t work too well.

    The logical conclusion is that Libertarian philosophy is starting to get traction and annoy someone … wonder who that is?

  210. jupes

    Setka vs ACTU , evil vs evil , is Setka the underdog in this.

    Setka is the good guy.

    The ACTU and Labor are criminalising thought crime.

  211. John of Mel

    No need to buy branded ink. We also buy on eBay. All four cartridges for $10-$15. Including delivery.
    CISS (continuous ink supply system) is good too, but more outright spending and you have to be careful. I stuffed up our awesome Canon by lifting the ink module for a few seconds. The ink flooded everything inside. Non recoverable.

  212. bundyrum

    Adani gets the nod, nearly 10 years of government bullshit, regardless , most of the work for engineering will be done in India, major equipment bought from there or elsewhere in Asia, 100,000 new 457 uber drivers for Australia.
    Wonderful.

  213. egg_

    The ’01 Daewoo had to be the fugliest vehicle on the planet outside of the Eastern Bloc.
    Ex partner had the misfortune of having one as a company vehicle.
    The previous user didn’t think it necessary to service the vehicle or top up the engine oil, but at least the beast still ran with about a litre of oil in the sump, just had a valve train rattle* that sounded like a diesel engine – pity the used car buyer on that one!

    *Cured with the addition of most of the contents of a 4L container of engine oil!

  214. bundyrum
    #3041752, posted on June 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Adani gets the nod, nearly 10 years of government bullshit, regardless , most of the work for engineering will be done in India, major equipment bought from there or elsewhere in Asia, 100,000 new 457 uber drivers for Australia.
    Wonderful.

    If you owned a cow and it shit gold you would have it buried at sea and then complain about scarcity.

    What the hell do people like you actually bloody want?

  215. C.L.

    CFMEU vs. ACTU …

    Setka’s constituency isn’t going to be moved by a lesbian in a Wong suit.
    LOL.

  216. Had breakfast in the lounhe …

    I try to avoid eating in the lounhe.
    Y’know, a hygiene thing.

  217. custard

    Anybody know anything about Holden Vivas?
    2008 automatic station wagon model?

    They are a re-badged Daewoo Lanos with the biggest problem being the timing belt. This needs to be replaced every 60,000 km’s and guaranteed if you don’t, the belt will snap and bend all the valves.

    Buy something else.

  218. notafan

    My visa came! Had breakfast in the lounhe and now boatding for Singapore.

    Gee DrBG you could have cut it finer!

  219. jupes

    LOL

    The ABC is sooking big time about Adani.

    Adani can clear the land that is home to the endangered southern black-throated finch.

    It can lay asphalt for its huge trucks, set up power and sewage and water treatment plants, and the buildings from which its mine managers will call the shots.

    It can dig up and stockpile the earth that now sits on its coal pits and excavate the entrances to its underground mines.

    And it can sink bores deep underground to suck out the water in its coal seams, leaving the black stuff dry for the digging.

    Today’s approval hinged on its plan to avoid destroying one of the world’s last unspoiled desert oases, the Doongmabulla Springs Complex.

    The so-called “bathtub effect” of groundwater means a likely underground source of the springs — the closest of which is 7 kilometres from the mine site — will sink.

    Diddams dickheads.

  220. Gab

    IS Dr BG doing another freighter voyage to Singapore?

  221. Johno

    I think Sniffy has been playing us. He is writing some scraggy little tome that no-one will read but will give him cred with the literati. Problem is, he doesn’t know much.Every day he comes here and gets flogged.

    But he has a group of very smart people here with experience across multiple platforms. He hits a hurdle and instead of doing the research he comes here ,makes a stupid statement and voila!! instant knowledge.
    People, don’t feed the troll.
    Fisky absolutely caned him a couple of days ago,exposed him as an ahistorical, low information dim bulb.That was not a victory for Fisyky, that was sniffy gaining an insight.
    Well played Sniffy ,well played.

  222. jupes

    How about this from the sooky la-las:

    What will the world’s appetite for thermal coal be like in ten years?

    It will be huge you numpties.

  223. Caveman

    The ACTU and Labor are criminalising thought crime.

    Seems so , someone but no one seems to know wtf Setka said.

    Setka , should start reading from Sally’s own book “On Fairness”

  224. C.L.

    Adani can clear the land that is home to the endangered southern black-throated finch.

    If only birds had some means of easily moving to a new bunch of trees a few kilometres away.

  225. notafan

    I have to say in this matter I am barracking for Setka

    Labor are playing an opaque post election game

    if Setka stays it is still a delightful lose lose

    by a cacophany of louses

    more leaking of private conversations please

  226. Jupes. But questions remain.

    Like: Will the ABC ever get over it?

  227. egg_

    Labor are playing an opaque post election game

    Who can slither the lowest in the woodheap?

  228. lotocoti

    IS Dr BG doing another freighter voyage …

    I think he’s larping de Playa Girón.

  229. JC

    Adani can clear the land that is home to the endangered southern black-throated finch.

    Seriously, is there even such a creature?

  230. Thanks Nelson and Custard.

    It comes complete with log books, service history, and roadworthy. 137,000 on the clock. $1500.00
    I’ll ask about the timing chain tomorrow, and replace if necessary.

    I only need it to go shopping, doctor’s appointments etc. In a hard week it might do 60klm. It’s just a fill-in until I finish all Marilyn’s stuff, then I’ll be on the lookout for a late model Mazda 6 Wagon.

    So much for trivialities. On a far more important note the seller is a 20 year old uni student desperate for some cash. On the phone she sounds as cute as a button and bubbly to boot.

    Some things are more important than mere money.

  231. egg_

    What will the world’s appetite for thermal coal be like in ten years?

    Will Aunty still be using steam transmitters in ten years?

  232. Johno

    Tony abbot was the perfect example of the good 2 i/c . Good attack dog with guidance.Hopeless in the big chair.
    If we had a real PM he could set Tony on the ACTU and Setka. The shitstorm would be beautiful to behold.

  233. Adani can clear the land that is home to the endangered southern black-throated finch.

    Can’t birds fly? They nest ONLY where the Adani mine will be?

  234. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who can slither the lowest in the woodheap?

    First woodheap I’ve ever seen surrounded by dung beetles.

  235. bespoke

    surrogacy is slavery

    As a moderate supporter of IVF I encourage this line by the opposition. It’s up there with equating detention centers with concentration camps and will not get any ‘normal’s’ converts.

    But as a center right-ish, I rolls my eye’s and cringe at another misuse of a word when there is an accurate and sane term to describe the few exploited 3rd world surrogate mothers.

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