Tuesday Forum: July 30, 2019

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  1. Mater

    This has the potential to be very character forming, although others may construe it as child abuse.

    I hope she’d previously spent some time on the water and knew her tolerance to sea sickness prior to making this decision.
    Living facilities aside, it has the potential to be the longest two weeks of her young life.

  2. JC

    Fan

    Rummage through the journal and you’ll find it. It’s very compassionate.

  3. JC

    Greta has a remarkable resemblance to those teenage nazi girls who adored Hitler.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=nazi+teenage+girls&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiyj6T9tNzjAhWKXSsKHWL0C10Q_AUIESgB&biw=1414&bih=1247#imgrc=52MbQJII3oSxrM:

    Being Swedish and this rotten little apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree.

  4. Mater

    Let’s hope the boat either hits a whale and sinks or methane from the poo blows it up.

    A potential large scale Search and Rescue operation using fossil fuel powered ships and aircraft would be an interesting dilemma.

  5. JC

    Think back in time and tell me she wouldn’t look the part in a Hitler youth girl’s uniform.

    https://www.euractiv.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Greta_Thunberg_pissed-800×450.jpg

  6. Herodotus

    Tanveer Ahmed on Bolt: Thunberg is a case study that has been used by the MSM. And other actors. Or should I say singers?
    No surprises there.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    In an optimal scenario, young Greta could learn all about global warming by being marooned in ice like those halfwits in Antarctica some time back.

    Or learning about the food chain by being eaten by polar bears, a giant squid or the Kraken. Or her shipmates when they get lost and the tucker runs out.

    Or drinking Gaia’s seawater. Or being torpedoed by a Nork submarine and introducing herself to sea lice.

    Or suffering the fate of cabin boys across the globe. Or being keelhauled by her crew, driven to madness by her claim to be able to see sunshine.

    Lots of potential positives.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A potential large scale Search and Rescue operation using fossil fuel powered ships and aircraft would be an interesting dilemma.

    Be even funnier if any ships involved were nuclear powered…

  9. Muddy

    Steve trickler
    #3119177, posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Great footage, Steve.
    The editing features some interesting sequencing though, as about a minute or so in, after they have launched, you can see all five aircraft with their draglines (I’m not sure of the technical term: the cable they extend prior to landing to grab the arrestor cable on board the carrier) out.

  10. Old School Conservative

    It’s 8.30pm.
    I am simultaneously watching Chris Smith on Sky (doing the Jones/Credlin show) and reading Michael Smith’s article about Chris:

    The Daily Telegraph revealed it was an agreement of Smith’s divorce that he needed to be available to pick up his daughter Ashley and son Morgan from school, and look after them in the evenings.

    Whoops.

  11. pbw

    Muddy,

    Arrestor hooks?

    I noticed that, and it’s also in some of the earlier footage, but more difficult to see. They are probably approaching the carrier.

  12. JC

    Stimson

    I don’t mind most of the Never Trumpers. Not all but most. The right is a big tent in a sense and if they don’t like Trump but also support mos of his policies ( not trade) then I really don’t have much of a problem. I read Bret Stephens in the NYTimes as I think he has good points to make at times. Trump’s trade ideas and actions have been a big fat zero so far, however his other policies have been pretty decent.

  13. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump’s trade ideas and actions have been a big fat zero so far, however his other policies have been pretty decent.

    I’m more interested in your opinion on the section with the graphs about the real hourly wages, and the ideas he extrapolates from them.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – I suspect Stimpy is asking about the labour stuff next down.

    As for the wets, well, the base is about 90% approving of Trump. So either they go with the flow or they get primaried. They may still get primaried but at least they’d have a chance if they fell into line.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, sorry Stimpy, you’re still here. I’m interested too. Those stats earlier about tradies earning more than masters grads doesn’t fit with those graphs. But I guess if you break down the top category into BE petro vs BA vag knitting there might be a tiny difference in salaries.

  16. Muddy

    pbw
    #3119229, posted on July 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Yup, arrestor hooks.
    They’d only be deployed while on the approach to landing though, not just after a catapault take-off.
    It’s not a complaint, just an observation about the sequencing.

  17. C.L.

    Must read piece by Peter Smith in Quadrant on the Mueller debacle. Read it all, up to the superb concluding description of a now rapidly disintegrating Western Civilisation.

  18. C.L.

    Also at Quadrant, see Roger Franklin’s sidebar analysis of the left’s grotesque, monstrous exploitation of Greta the climateer (“Poor, exploited Greta”).

    I was unaware of these details. Truly sickening.

  19. Infidel Tiger

    Trump’s trade ideas and actions have been a big fat zero so far, however his other policies have been pretty decent.

    What bullshit. Trump’s tariffs are bringing China to heel.

    They are also bringing prosperity back to the heartland.

    The neo-liberal experiment is over. Complete failure.

  20. JC

    Tell you what, artie. Let’s see the result of this trade war before we count the chooks.
    Trump believes that the $450 billion trade deficit with China means the US loses that amount annually. This is stupid.

  21. P

    Over the weekend, yesterday and today I’ve been for some unknown reason obsessed with Pell and his appeal. I’ve been praying for the Cardinal during this time and yesterday while thinking of ‘Faith of our fathers, living still’, and looking up this on youtube, I came across Faith Of Our Fathers | 41 Religious Anthems Of Ireland .

    Today whilst listening to this again I thought and prayed once more, for Cardinal Pell. when I heard:

  22. egg_

    Anton the sciencetard?

    Refer: “tap dancers”.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching the European Cricket League on Fox Cricket. Romania are playing Denmark. In Spain.

    The Romanian team bears some resemblance to the Wallabies, in that the entirety of the team is from somewhere else.

    The commentator appears to be Barry, direct from the front bar of the Gapview Hotel in Alice Springs with a bit of goey in him.

    One of the Romanian openers, a Mr Singh, has a black eye. Presumably from one of his disgruntled fares back in Bucharest.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Barry the commentator is explaining the rules, incorrectly, to the viewers at home in Barcelona and Hamburg.

  25. egg_

    Barry the commentator is explaining the rules, incorrectly,

    A bit like (global) Motorsport, particularly in the US, where the Network announcers would have difficulty locating the glovebox.

  26. Shy Ted

    I thought Greta was autistic. Sailing the oceans, addressing the UN. 17 possible symptoms in the link and she seems to be missing all of them. As does that awful comic Gadsby.

  27. egg_

    I thought Greta was autistic. Sailing the oceans, addressing the UN. 17 possible symptoms in the link and she seems to be missing all of them. As does that awful comic Gadsby.

    Hopefully, Gadsby doesn’t visit Antarctica, she might put the penguins of laying.

  28. Tel

    Trump believes that the $450 billion trade deficit with China means the US loses that amount annually. This is stupid.

    Clearly the trade deficit does not represent an outright loss, because we presume goods were delivered, and in the long run will be paid for when the USA pays back the debt.

    That said … a big AND GROWING trade deficit must create some difficulty. Surely the whole idea of trade is reciprocal deals where both sides exchange equal value?

    I should also point out that the deficit continues to grow under Trump at roughly the same rate that it was growing under Obama’s second term. If Trump measures success by shrinking that deficit then so far there hasn’t been any. Also, Trump has not cut taxes … but he shifted the tax burden away from corporate tax and towards higher tariffs. Nor has Trump made much of a dent in government spending, although if you measure it as a fraction of GDP it’s not looking too bad.

  29. Gab

    Anima Christi, P. one of my favourite hymns as well as the prayer. I also favour the Latin form of the prayer and the English translation by Bl. John Henry Newman.

  30. Fisky

    China has been absolutely smashed by the Trump tariffs. Their economy is teetering, soon to topple, like the USSR in 1984. Their only hope is for Joe Biden to beat Trump and run a total appeasement policy. The same people who are demanding “free trade” with China today, were also in favour of the US indefinitely extending agricultural credits to the Soviet Union in the 80s, before Reagan shut them down.

    This is not a normal economic relationship, it’s a cold war, and the Chinese are on the ropes.

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    Barry on the mike: ‘There’s no such thing as an easy catch’ after an easy catch.

    This is brilliant. Romania, by the way are 4/58 after six overs.

  32. Fisky

    The trade deficit in itself is not the most important thing. It’s just a big number that Trump can use to justify his tariffs on China, which are designed to ruin China’s ec0nomy.

    Letting China into the WTO was the biggest strategic mistake of the West since WW2. Absolutely terrible decision based on lies (“market economy”, etc etc).

  33. Shy Ted

    2 months looking for another job and rejection, rejection, rejection. Welcome back to the trough, Mr Shorten.

  34. Zyconoclast

    Hopefully, Gadsby doesn’t visit Antarctica, she might put the penguins of laying.

    Gadsby may get the leopard seals excited.

  35. egg_

    Bilateral trade between China and Cuba in 2005 totaled US$777 million, of which US$560 million were Chinese exports to Cuba.[3] Bilateral trade between China and Cuba in 2014 totaled US$1.6 billion. China is sending a growing amount of durable goods to Cuba. Chinese goods have become the primary tools both in the planned revitalization of Cuban transport infrastructure and in the “Energy Revolution” of 2006 to provide electricity to the Cuban population. Some large-scale transactions include:

    Transportation
    As of mid-2006, Cuba had purchased 100 locomotives from China for US$130 million.[4][5]

    As of early 2006, Cuba had signed a contract for 1,000 Chinese buses for urban and inter-provincial transportation.[6]

  36. Steve trickler

    Big Boy has left Chicago…awaiting fresh footage.



  37. dover_beach

    why don’t you buy an English dictionary, any English dictionary, you silly woman instead of making up stupid things because you hate DB?

    Notafan, thank you for ably defending me against johanna while I was away.

    Yawn. Can’t be bothered with arguing with fanatics.

    The ordour of sanctimony, indeed.

  38. cohenite

    PML with this earless cuck troy bramston saying alarmism is real and the UN must be considered with its goal of no CO2 by 2050.

    These idiots are winning. The only thing standing against them is Trump.

  39. mh

    Headlines at Fox News .com

    Greg Gutfeld: why the Left wants Trump to shut up about urban suffering
    Tucker Carlson: most modern Dems didn’t care about Baltimore until Trump tweeted
    Hannity: Trump told the truth, Dems not concerned with Baltimore’s problems
    Laura Ingraham: Trump has highlighted plight of urban America

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah. They’re 10 over matches. Done for 76.

    Best bowler for Denmark was a young fellow by the name of James Fenwick.

  41. feelthebern

    Troy Bramston appears to be a half decent historian.
    In time, that may mean he becomes a half decent analyst & forecaster.
    We’ll know in 20 years.

  42. max

    Roger
    #3119206, posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    Each night, When Laura Tingle introduces 7:30 in Sales’s absence, she presents with all the warmth of a funeral director with no people skills.

    WTF is wrong with her ? Seriously. Is she a robot ? Or a has she been taking lessons in Sam Neill’s School For Wooden Thespians ?

  43. dover_beach

    I’m referring to the use of the term when it meant the duration of the pregnancy, not after.

    The term, as has been explained above, never meant the duration of the pregnancy, but from the last few weeks or the onset of labour to childbirth.

    The point I’m making is that the issue is the responsibility of both genders. The father is just as responsible for the well being of the child in utero as the Mother. Nothing will change in relation to the disputation about this issue until men begin to accept this.
    Men need to support – not judge.

    You’ve still given no reason for thinking that men need to be ‘confined’. Moreover, it’s not at all clear how the above makes abortion morally licit. For instance, we don’t think that father shirking their responsibilities postpartum makes the killing of the child by the mother morally licit.

  44. egg_

    Each night, When Laura Tingle introduces 7:30 in Sales’s absence, she presents with all the warmth of a funeral director with no people skills.

    Faking gravitas?

  45. dover_beach

    Nevertheless, I maintain that hard line anti-abortionism is political suicide in Australia. I also maintain that the obsession about abortion has undermined support for conservatives.

    You’ve had an abortion? You’re a murderer and a sinner.

    Way to win votes. Way to treat people as individals. You are going to hell.

    Eejits.

    This message is brought to you by the Photios faction, Sydney.

  46. Zyconoclast

    Transgender woman, 33, is arrested for huge Capital One hack after ‘stealing data from more than ONE HUNDRED MILLION credit card customers and applicants in America and Canada’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7299511/Ex-Seattle-tech-worker-arrested-Capital-One-hack-U-S-Justice-Dept.html

  47. Zyconoclast

    Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law has offered to lend him some cash after he said he was struggling to support his two families on $211,000 a year.

    The former deputy prime minister this week revealed he slaughters his own sheep, rarely eats out with partner Vikki Campion and switches his heater off during the cold winter nights in rural New South Wales.

    And now, his father-in-law “Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law has offered to lend him some cash after he said he was struggling to support his two families on $211,000 a year. The former deputy prime minister this week revealed he slaughters his own sheep, rarely eats out with partner Vikki Campion and switches his heater off during the cold winter nights in rural New South Wales. And now, his father-in-law Peter Campion has offered to help the family after hearing about their struggles.”Peter Campion has offered to help the family after hearing about their struggles.

  48. P

    Gab #3119257, posted on July 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Anima Christi, P. one of my favourite hymns as well as the prayer. I also favour the Latin form of the prayer and the English translation by Bl. John Henry Newman.

    If you wish, Gab, you may ask the owner of this blog for my email, and I will send you a book I wrote that was published at the end of 1979. And, my name will also reveal pics of me at that time taken by the SMH, in regard to my book, which are still on the internet today (Getty Images).
    Or, if you prefer you may go along with those who have defamed me and have given me sock status here.

  49. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3119249, posted on July 30, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Watching the European Cricket League on Fox Cricket. Romania are playing Denmark. In Spain

    WTF.
    I was watching it in the front bar of [undisclosed hotel] in [undisclosed location].
    I saw part of a match from Drieux? which looked to be Pakistan vs Bangladesh and it seemed like the chasers needed to get 160 off 10 overs but the weather was fine.
    The wicket area looked like an Afghan minefield.
    The first wicket in the second dig looked like a “John the Bookie” special. Chip to midwicket. Jog down the track. Dig bat into minefield and drop it. Direct hit. Worst fuckin’ run out evah.

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    Barry on the mike: ‘The curries are very good here (southern Spain).’

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    The deck in Spain, in spite of Barry’s glowing endorsements appears to be half grass half sawdust.

    I reckon if the batsmen mark their guard any deeper they’ll uncover some of Franco’s handless victims.

  52. dover_beach

    Nevertheless, I maintain that hard line anti-abortionism is political suicide in Australia. I also maintain that the obsession about abortion has undermined support for conservatives.

    What is the cuddly-version of anti-abortionism you would like conservatives to retail to the public at large? And how inattentive about abortion do we need to be in order to gain support?

  53. Cardimona

    has offered to help the family after hearing about their struggles

    Amazing. What was actually said was. “She always has the option of the Bank of Dad”, FFS…
    These fvckwits couldn’t lie straight in bed.

  54. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    you may go along with those who have defamed me and have given me sock status here.

    Good evening Mrs P.
    Ignore the peanut gallery. It’s how they get their jollies.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    sorry KD.
    Didn’t grasp all of the nuances of Euro-clickit.
    I was just slurping in some fortification before going to the moving pictures to see the Michael Hutchence documentary.
    Returned 2 hours later no wiser about Australian rock and rolls or Euro-clickit.
    But they were still serving high-tide Cabernet at $6 a throw so I settled in for more Clickit.

  56. Bruce in WA

    Speaking of matters lawyerly … read this true transcript.

    Daubney_r_Baker

    RTWT

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I reckon if the batsmen mark their guard any deeper they’ll uncover some of Franco’s handless victims.

    Curse you, K.D., I’m looking for my copy of Beevor’s book…

  58. Leigh Lowe

    Are you sure it is Spain KD?
    The one I was watching was from Dreux Clicket Club which looked as dry as a dead dingo’s donger (ie could be Spanish) but is not far from Paris.

  59. P

    Good evening Mrs P.

    Good evening to you also, my friend, Peter. I have to admit I still pray for Marilyn’s soul. You may not understand but she would.

  60. P

    Looks like I’ve not typed in my proper email address, so I’ve got a different avatar.

  61. Geriatric Mayfly

    407 reviews up on Amazon for the new book on Justice Kavanaugh’s ordeal. Five star responses 92%

    Entitled Justice on Trial I am wondering whether a book closer to home, written by a local womyn called Milligan might be the better option. All the players bar one, might be easier to recognise.

  62. Steve trickler

    Hey Zuck! Hahaa.



  63. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce in WA

    #3119286, posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Speaking of matters lawyerly … read this true transcript.

    Obvious play to run to multiple aborted trials and ultimately hoping for a soft psycho plea.
    Izz Onner saw straight through it.

  64. Old School Conservative

    Shy Ted
    #3119253, posted on July 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm
    I thought Greta was autistic.

    Bolt tonight quoted Greta’s mum’s book which detailed all the symptoms of mental illness and autism seen in Greta.
    It’s criminal what adults are doing to her.

  65. Zyconoclast

    A man who admitted to having sex with dogs and stealing underwear is set to be sentenced next month.

    Dean Anthony Sellenthin, 43, has pleaded guilty to a slew of crimes over a seven-year period in the New South Wales tourist town, Byron Bay.

    His crimes included bestiality with a ‘dark short haired canine’ and a Golden Retriever.

    Sellenthin also pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child abuse material, aggravated break and enter, aggravated indecent assault and theft.

    The theft charges related to women’s and children’s underwear and swimwear.

    Additional charges included procuring child abuse material, stalking or intimidation, entering a dwelling with intent and failing to comply with his reporting conditions, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk

  66. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    China is doing very badly, worst year in 27 – was supposed to start buying our agricultural product now – no signs that they are doing so. That is the problem with China, they just don’t come through. Our Economy has become MUCH larger than the Chinese Economy is last 3 years……My team is negotiating with them now, but they always change the deal in the end to their benefit. They should probably wait out our Election to see if we get one of the Democrat stiffs like Sleepy Joe. Then they could make a GREAT deal, like in past 30 years, and continue …to ripoff the USA, even bigger and better than ever before. The problem with them waiting, however, is that if & when I win, the deal that they get will be much tougher than what we are negotiating now…or no deal at all. We have all the cards, our past leaders never got it!

  67. Cardimona

    “I’ve told Vikki to tell Barnaby to pull back a bit.

    I really want to sit down with my son-in-law and set his life right.”

    Complete fabrication.

    “I’ve told Vikki to tell Barnaby to go hard.”

    “I really want to see my son-in-law playing with his sons.”

    What was actually said… Xvnts!

  68. Bar Beach Swimmer

    To Cardimona: (As usual, I’m still trying to catch up) But just wanted to say, your post from the OT, brilliant!

    To the rest of the Cat: (Have read from 10:00am today to the end of the OT and then up to 8:oopm on the new one). It’s been a pleasure – interesting stuff, lefty incomprehensibility, antagonism, triviality, wit, stupidity, comedy, bitchiness, and vigour and energy, two very important aspects of great discussions – (btw, loved the swearing cockies! My FiL had one of those, it had been taught its language skills by some in-law relos who then had to give it away as their children grew up, because it became a bad influence!).

    Maybe its because Sinc is back and Stimp and Arky? (and where’s Armadillo? and a pitty that Numbers is still here, but at least he did try to discuss something without harking back to something else!), but whatever the reason, keep it going, it seems the low energy of the weekend is gone, hopefully purged forever!

  69. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thank you Mrs P.
    But I fear you may have some difficulty tracking down Marilyn’s soul.

    I have no no doubt that the renewed and rejuvenated spirit of Marilyn is pottering around in some alternate universe, in the renewed and rejuvenated spirit of her beloved Eunos. And even if you could locate her, I doubt you could catch up with her. She was always a bit of a lead foot.

  70. P

    Ignore the peanut gallery. It’s how they get their jollies.

    Thanks mate. I’ve offered Gab my email address via Sinclair if she really wanted the truth, so let us both await a reply.

  71. Old School Conservative

    Bruce in WA – that transcript was brilliant. Thanks.

    Two exchanges that stood out for me were:
    1. DEFENDANT: Stick your fucking trial up your arse.
    HIS HONOUR: That won’t be happening to me.

    2. HIS HONOUR: Thank you for that submission, in which case I order…

    DEFENDANT: Well, you can fuckin’ order what you like.

    HIS HONOUR: … that Ms R…

    DEFENDANT: Order me a fuckin’ pizza while you’re at it.

  72. Cardimona

    Thanks BBS (and other Cats).

    It was a speech delivered with real passion.

  73. Steve trickler

    She has a nice bum. Trigger warnings.😁



  74. P

    I pray for the soul of Marilyn. Many times since the 19th March I have.
    I know and believe what I do. Nobody can change that. Marilyn would understand.

    Cheers Peter (MV)

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    It seems to be on some sort of rotation, ground to ground and so on.

    Barry on the mike’s spaffing away about who will be crowned the Kings of Cricket.

    Of Europe.

  76. Bruce in WA

    Just watching “Police Ten 7″ (NZ) as I walk past the TV set and notice … ALL the coppers on patrol (at night) are well and truly over 6 foot tall … some close to 6’6”. They don’t seem to cop too much sh!t from the bad guys, either.

    Wonder what’s different here …

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Did they show Hutchence porking Kylie Minogue?

    Or when he pulled himself to death whilst turning his own gas off?

    Loved that guy.

  78. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Marilyn would understand.

    Yes, she would, Mrs P. As the saying goes,
    “You can take the girl out of the Catholic, but you can’t take the Catholic out of the girl”.

    She was born and raised a Catholic, and she would have died one too, if a priest hadn’t kicked her out when she was sixteen.

  79. Bruce in WA

    She has a nice bum. Trigger warnings.😁

    Best bum in movies …

    Amy Adams

  80. max

    Listening to RSN radio this morning to an interview with former jockey Greg Hall. His son followed in his footsteps for a few years and had some success but hip problems forced an early retirement.

    Both father and son always struck me as rather arrogant and touchy showoffs and Greg was a hard s.o.b.

    Greg got on the piss after retiring and his son, after a bit of aimless mooching around, bought into a mental wellness program from Spain and Dad became one of his first customers. He’s been sober for a year and wants everyone to know how wonderful the program is.

    Are shonky mental wellness programs run by washed up sports heroes one of the biggest growth industries in Australia today ? They’d have to be up there with climate change ripoffs.

  81. egg_

    Is there a sockpuppet test, as well as a Turing test?

  82. Bruce in WA

    A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman,
    ‘Can I have a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?’
    The barman is amazed, but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie.
    The rabbit drinks the beer and eats the toastie. He then leaves.
    The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie.
    The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and the extra drinkers in the pub, (because word gets round), gives the rabbit the pint and the Toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves.
    The next night, the pub is packed.
    In walks the rabbit and says, ‘A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman.’
    The crowd is hushed as the barman gives the rabbit his pint and toastie, and then burst into applause as the rabbit wolfs them down.
    The next night there is standing room only in the pub.
    Coaches have been laid on for the crowds of patrons attending.
    The barman is making more money in one week than he did all last year
    In walks the rabbit and says, ‘A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman.’
    The barman says, ‘I’m sorry rabbit, old mate, old mucker, but we are right out of them Ham and Cheese Toasties.’
    The rabbit looks aghast.
    The crowd has quietened to almost a whisper, when the barman clears his throat nervously and says,
    ‘We do have a very nice Cheese and Onion Toastie.
    The rabbit looks him in the eye and says, ‘Are you sure I will like it.’
    The crowd’s bated breath is ear shatteringly silent.
    The barman, with a roguish smile says, ‘Do you think that I would let down one of my best friends. I know you’ll love it.’
    ‘Ok,’ says the rabbit, ‘I’ll have a pint of beer and a Cheese and Onion Toastie.’
    The pub erupts with glee as the rabbit quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie.
    He then waves to the crowd and leaves….
    NEVER TO RETURN!!!!!!
    One year later, in the now impoverished public house, the barman, (who has only served 4 drinks tonight, 3 of which were his), calls time.
    When he is cleaning down the now empty bar, he sees a small white form, floating above the bar.
    The barman says, ‘Who are you?
    To which he is answered,
    ‘I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house.’
    The barman says, ‘I remember you. You made me famous.
    You would come in every night and have a pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. Masses came to see you and this place was famous.’
    The rabbit says, ‘Yes I know.’
    The barman said, ‘I remember, on your last night we didn’t have any Ham and Cheese Toasties. You had a Cheese and Onion one instead.’
    The rabbit said, ‘Yes, you promised me that I would love it.’
    The barman said, ‘You never came back, what happened?’
    ‘I DIED’, said the rabbit.
    ‘NO!’ said the barman. ‘What from?’
    After a short pause, the rabbit said …
    ‘Mixin-me-toasties …’

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    BWA,

    Best episode of ‘Cops’ I ever watched was about 20 years back in Dooley County, Georgia.

    Every single one of the coppers was at least six-four, corn-fed good ole boys and built like a brick shithouse.

    They took no shit. Accepted zero shit. Aggregate of shit collected – 0.

    And they spent the entire episode not driving around gobbing off about serving the people or helping the community. No. The whole time they were all occupied with beating the absolute Christ out of punters unlucky enough to have apparently done something wrong.

    No ground stabilising. No wrist holds. Left, right, left hook, right cross, knee to nuts. Drag to car by back of shirt, or ankle. Magnificent.

  84. egg_

    Best bum in movies …

    +1000

  85. MatrixTransform

    Best bum in movies …

    best arse in the Melbourne Cup maybe

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘best bum in movies’

    Mickey Rourke.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    Captain Obvious alert.

    Bum = derro.

    Bloody hell people.

  88. Bruce in WA

    Best bum in movies …

    best arse in the Melbourne Cup maybe

    So, you’re gay … ?? 😀

  89. Bruce in WA

    ‘best bum in movies’

    Mickey Rourke.

    I see what you did. 😀

  90. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Bruce in WA
    #3119315, posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm
    A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman…,

    Now, that was worth the read!

  91. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Guys, there is not, and never will be, a “best bum”.
    If there ever was, we’d no longer have an excuse to continue looking.
    Perish the thought!

  92. Bruce in WA

    BWA,

    Best episode of ‘Cops’ I ever watched was about 20 years back in Dooley County, Georgia.

    Every single one of the coppers was at least six-four, corn-fed good ole boys and built like a brick shithouse.

    They took no shit. Accepted zero shit. Aggregate of shit collected – 0.

    And they spent the entire episode not driving around gobbing off about serving the people or helping the community. No. The whole time they were all occupied with beating the absolute Christ out of punters unlucky enough to have apparently done something wrong.

    No ground stabilising. No wrist holds. Left, right, left hook, right cross, knee to nuts. Drag to car by back of shirt, or ankle. Magnificent.

    My S-I-L’s ex-S-I-L is a California cop.

    He’s 6’8″ tall and built like, well, as you said … a brick dunny.

    When he pulls someone over and gets out of his car, they are suddenly very polite …

  93. Old School Conservative

    Drag to car by back of shirt, or ankle. Magnificent.

    What, no gentle hand placed on top of “perp’s” head to stop it connecting with the roof as he gets into cop car?

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    On the subject of matters policing-

    An Aboriginal police officer was posted to a Wheatbelt town, in Western Australia.

    Shortly afterwards, he received a deputation of the local “tribal elders” who informed him that, if he arrested any of “their mob”, they’d be around to burn his house down.

  95. Lazlo

    Tried to comment before. This is a test.

  96. Bruce in WA

    Guys, there is not, and never will be, a “best bum”.
    If there ever was, we’d no longer have an excuse to continue looking.
    Perish the thought!

    Perhaps not the “best bum ever”, but the current “best bum” in Hollywood.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Guys, there is not, and never will be, a “best bum”.

    Dunno, Felicity Kendall, and who was the piece of gear from “Abba”?

  98. Lazlo

    That would be a Welcome to Country, ZK2A

  99. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Perhaps not the “best bum ever”, but the current “best bum” in Hollywood.

    So you’ve seen them all?
    Lucky bastard.

  100. Old School Conservative

    Now, if only Nigella would wear pants like Amy…..

  101. Lazlo

    The Swedish bint or the Norwegian one?

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3119309, posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Did they show Hutchence porking Kylie Minogue?

    Or when he pulled himself to death whilst turning his own gas off?

    Loved that guy

    Q1. No. Kylie is a virgin. Four gay guys have told me that, si must be right.
    Q2. No fillem of the auto-exit.
    Unusual character from a fucked family.
    Hooking up with Mrs Lie-Aid was the coup de grace

  103. Bruce in WA

    Perhaps not the “best bum ever”, but the current “best bum” in Hollywood.

    So you’ve seen them all?
    Lucky bastard.

    Every night while I’m asleep, Peter, every night …

  104. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Dunno, Felicity Kendall . . .

    Evening Zulu.
    Felicity had it all – the complete package.
    I used to hang out for the week’s episode of “The Good Life”.

  105. Old School Conservative

    Delingpole mocks Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for backing down to leftist goons who blasted The Rock for praising Boris.

    Now all we need to do is work on that new nickname.‘The Sponge’ has a nice, squishy feel about it. I also like my friend Toby Young’s ‘The Invertebrate.’
    But I think my favourite at the moment is simply ‘The Cuck’.

  106. Bruce in WA

    Felicity had a couple of other assets, apart from her bum …

  107. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Every night while I’m asleep, Peter, every night …

    So, even luckier . . .

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Learner driver, 41, who spoke hardly any English cheated on her theory test by hiding a Bluetooth headset under a specially-made hijab so someone could tell her all the correct answers

    Hatice Sadir requested her questions be heard on tape in English at test centre
    Paid a ‘facilitator’ to listen in on the other end and then feed her the answers
    Exam officials grew suspicious when they realised how little English she spoke
    Admitted fraud and sentenced to 20 weeks’ jail, suspended for 12 months

    Daily Mail.

  109. Bruce in WA

    Felicity had it all – the complete package.
    I used to hang out for the week’s episode of “The Good Life”.

    Absolutely … she fuelled a lot of young man’s dreams … but always seemed to bring out the protective side of me. She was still a lovely lady when she did “Rosemary and Thyme” … and I mean “lady”.

  110. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    All true, Bruce.
    The very sexiest ladies don’t need to act sexy at all.
    They just sort of exude it – like a faint but tantalising perfume.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They just sort of exude it – like a faint but tantalising perfume.

    Memories…

  112. Lazlo

    Loved the report on Breitbart about a niquab (aka letterbox) wearing female heckling gay pride marchers in North London. She apparently said that they were despicable, and that Adam and Eve started humankind, not Adam and Steve! This promoted timid responses, along the lines that “we are all on the same side”.

    As one commenter on Breitbart dryly said: Police are baffled as to which side they should take.

  113. egg_

    Rhona discusses her pussy.

  114. Bruce in WA

    They just sort of exude it – like a faint but tantalising perfume.

    Memories…

    Crappy resolution, but it doesn’t affect the lyrics.

    This has long been the way I feel about Mrs BiWA. From when we were just in our 30s to now, almost 40 years later.

  115. Lazlo

    Can we just get over Felicity Kendall, thinking man’s crumpet? This has been going on for over 40 years, ffs.

    What about Fenella Fielding?

  116. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ain’t it the truth, Bruce.

    Must be time for bed.

  117. Mitch M.

    but always seemed to bring out the protective side of me.

  118. Bruce in WA

    Rabbit walks into a butcher shop, and gets to the front of the queue.
    “Yes sir, what can I get you”? Asks the butcher.
    Rabbit replies “Kilo of carrots please”
    Butcher says “Don’t have any carrots, we’re butchers”.
    Ok, says the rabbit and hops off.
    Rabbit returns the next week, and the same conversation occurs.
    And the week after…. same.
    Fourth week, and the butcher remembers him and snaps, “No, WE DONT HAVE ANY FCUKING CARROTS. WE ARE BUTCHERS! IF YOU COME IN HERE NEXT WEEK AND ASK FOR CARROTS, I’M GONNA NAIL YOUR FCUKING EARS TO THIS COUNTER. NOW PISS OFF!”
    Rabbit leaves the shop very bloody quickly.
    He returns a month later, and joins the back of the queue. When he gets to the front, the butcher asks “What can I get you”?
    Rabbit replies “Can I have some nails please”?
    Butcher says “No, we’re butchers, we don’t have any nails”
    Rabbit says “Oh great! Can I have a kilo of carrots then?”

  119. None

    johanna

    #3119148, posted on July 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Johanna wins the stupido for the day.

  120. Slim Cognito

    thinking man’s crumpet?

    Now that would be Lily Serna.

  121. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    And the Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards wins the pile-on award.

    Again.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Google “Felicity Kendall 2019”
    That will deflate things a little.

  123. Bruce in WA

    Can we just get over Felicity Kendall, thinking man’s crumpet? This has been going on for over 40 years, ffs.

    So? I’ve been alive over 40 years, too.

    Although I must admit, these days Gemma Arterton, Alicia Vikander, Mila Kunis, Eva Green and Jennifer Aniston are more my style … et al, of course.

  124. Bruce in WA

    Google “Felicity Kendall 2019”
    That will deflate things a little.

    And if I Googled, “Bruce in WA 2019” it would deflate things a damn sight more …

  125. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Too true, Bruce.
    But Lo Lowe is not like us mere mortals, he’s psychic, and he communicates with the dead.
    So it stands to reason he doesn’t age as well.

  126. Lazlo

    Bruce: I don’t even know the ladies you are referring to. But can I perhaps give you one beautiful lady on whom we can all unite.

    Ladies and gentlemen: The Queen.

  127. Bruce in WA

    Did my back a mischief today carrying sawn-down tree parts to my neighbour’s truck so he could take them to his farm to dispose of them. Reminder to self — you are 69, not 39.

    Anyway, codeine tablet and 1/2 Restavit tablet kicking in, so good night to all. Speak tomorrow.

  128. John Constantine

    On the plus side, Ballarat Lambs today didn’t have the forty to fifty dollar a head price drop that Bendigo Lamb auction took on Monday. On lighter supply, as sellers held back after the organised collusion of the crony buyers to rig the Monday auction prices.

    Tuesday’s auctionsplus online ebay for lambs prices didn’t slump either.

    Domestic buyers could slash the price of lamb at any time [ and generally do it on the Monday after getting on the piss together in a crony weekend of collusion] as soon as cheap supply appears though, the export works gulp it down into a bottomless pit.

    The strength of export demand for Australian red meat is a closely guarded secret. It isn’t all chicom direct, but because chicom pig plague has caused all cheap meat from anywhere in the world to be drawn to China, buying patterns are changing in a market that was stable.

    This is a short term distortion, with a pulse of superprofit, then a looming tidal wave of disruptive supply as the cheapest pork the world has ever seen floods out of the new chicom pig city-factories.

    [ On the subject of ‘made in Australia from ‘local and imported products’: when pork is imported from overseas and cured, the water content drops. If Australian water and marinade is poured and injected into the imported meat after curing, that water makes the imported product australian.]

    Poor fella my country.

    We have sunk to calling pouring water over cured pork an industrial process.

  129. As one commenter on Breitbart dryly said: Police are baffled as to which side they should take.

    Imagine how confused the BBC is.

  130. Steve trickler

    Oops..The above should have been this.



  131. JC

    Tickler, posting Abba 80s vids is very, very gay.

  132. Steve trickler

    12:40 and 12:43. Oops.

  133. Steve trickler

    JC
    #3119368, posted on July 31, 2019 at 12:50 am
    Tickler, posting Abba 80s vids is very, very gay.

    I was taunted behind the scenes.

  134. Mark A

    egg_
    #3119347, posted on July 30, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    What a sad clown that bloke , Craig Ferguson is.
    Unwatchable.

  135. None

    Miranda gobsmacked that the New South Wales lives are suddenly pushing radical abortion laws. She really needs to have her head read does Miranda. All New South Wales Libs are corrupt. Even if they’re not they certainly behave as if they are. in any case Gladys is a Photios girl; that’s all you need to know.

  136. None

    Is there anyone under the age of 90 posting on this blog?

  137. Steve trickler

    None
    #3119373, posted on July 31, 2019 at 1:06 am
    Is there anyone under the age of 90 posting on this blog?

    Alive and well, None.



  138. Nob

    John Constantine
    #3119362, posted on July 31, 2019 at 12:16 am
    The strength of export demand for Australian red meat is a closely guarded secret.

    One thing I learned in Russia:
    The Russian gov made a PR splash (in Russia) back in 2014 announcing that they were retaliating against Australian sanctions in the wake of the accidental mass murdery manslaughter of Australians on MH17.

    They banned all Australian beef.

    The steak joint in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk that I go to had a blackboard outside in early 2014 saying, “All our beef from USA, Australia or NZ”. Since late 2014 and sanctions, they just don’t bother with any sign.

    But Australian beef to Russia was no big deal anyway and they didn’t dare ban the much greater import of Australian mutton/lamb. So the locals told me.

  139. Westie Woman

    Latest travelogue from Japan…

    Blisters on feet , feeling fat with eating delicious food ( deep fried eel tonight) , exhausted, sensory overload, but loving every minute of this holiday – and being looked after by my dear Japanese friends.

    A friendship going back years when a young school student lived with us on an exchange visit – and we became his Aussie family.

    How precious is a relationship like this ..

    ,

  140. But Australian beef to Russia was no big deal anyway and they didn’t dare ban the much greater import of Australian mutton/lamb. So the locals told me.

    They certainly banned roo.
    Impact was quite strong on my side of the black stump.

  141. Mitch M.

    I don’t at all like Mercola but a friend sent me this link and I know the book he is reviewing here is onto something important. I just typed out a thousand word response to my friend and others on why the argument makes so much sense.

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/07/28/recode-protocol.aspx
    The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

  142. None

    It’s official. Harry is a ducking fruitcake. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/prince-harry-says-he-and-meghan-will-have-2-kids-maximum-20190731-p52cbw.html
    Gosh, the sanctimony of living in an oversized. house renovated to the tune of millions of taxpayers’ pounds…

  143. bespoke

    Mitch M.

    I hope that’s works out Alzheimer’s is devastating to all around them and one one of fears.

  144. Tom

    Steve Breen on the Democratic Party debates (scheduled for today and tomorrow US time).

  145. Mark A

    Tom you are like that spruiker on the tube, “but there is more!”

    As soon as peeps think you are finished posting the toons, there is still more to come. LOL😊

  146. Pickles

    Bruce in WA thanks for that link to The Daubster v Baker.
    It’s been around the underworld for a while and is very funny.
    Daubney is a fine Judge and in a former life was very generous and helpful to juniors. He is a lover of red wine and red meat an was a fearsome front rower they reckon.
    The most mellifluous voice you will ever hear and a purveyor of dark comedy.
    “That won’t be happening to me Mr Baker…”

  147. bespoke

    Coffee, toons, coffee, go to work.
    repeat!

    Cheers Tom

  148. None

    Ta, Tom.
    For some reason Payne cracked me up. I think it was the seals.

  149. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. The Cuban internet is agonisingly slow, but I got them all eventually. The

  150. bespoke

    DrBeauGan’s interactions with those girls maybe the only contact with a male that doesn’t include sex.

    Just a thought relax! not an endorsement.

    Also boomers trolling IT for a change is funny.

  151. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3119405, posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Boomers take note.
    Here’s More Proof That Social Media Is Hurting Young People’s Mental Health
    Not just teens.

    It’s a tough world out there, and some insecure young people need reassurance badly and frequently as they develop, social media can be a literal killer if all they get is knock downs and rejection.

    (Some not so young I suppose)
    We all loved to be liked by our peers, some more than others.

  152. bespoke

    Mark A

    I recon its the endless competition for for ‘likes’, ‘followers’ and ‘friends’ that makes it such a disingenuous place to be. The pressure to escalate to stand out is why I’m glad I didn’t join.

  153. Stimpson J. Cat

    I don’t at all like Mercola but a friend sent me this link and I know the book he is reviewing here is onto something important.

    Very interesting read indeed.
    Stop eating so much my dear old fat people!!!
    Follow the lead of Superslim Stimp!
    Also wear more denim shorts.
    It is the secret.

  154. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3119409, posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Stop eating so much my dear old fat people!!!

    well said stimps, but
    Simple truths don’t get a run in the world of make believe.

    Yet to see a fat person on 1200 Calories a day.

  155. Mother Lode

    Steve Trickler,

    A lot of people like you YouTube clips so I am not complaining, but I must ask: Is there a method to your selections?

    Are they just things you have been playing in the background and wish to share? Do you have a folder somewhere? Is it a form of Tourette’s? Is there some hidden code – perhaps successive clips decrypted spell out ‘Drink your Ovaltine’?

    I am truly curious.

  156. 1735099

    First Dog – more bite than bark……

  157. Herodotus

    Today In Freedom of Speech
    Bambi Keneally, appointed (not elected) Labor Senator, has called for the banning of Raheem Kassam, former editor of Breitbart London and adviser to Nigel Farage. He is coming to Australia to address a conservative conference.

  158. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3119408, posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Mark A

    I recon its the endless competition for for ‘likes’, ‘followers’ and ‘friends’ that makes it such a disingenuous place to be. The pressure to escalate to stand out is why I’m glad I didn’t join.

    I’m only on FB for very obvious reasons. Used sensibly like Skype I never had any problems.

    Twitter on the other hand? It escapes me why otherwise sensible bods use it for one and how the ‘ell do they get the time?

  159. 1735099

    As one commenter on Breitbart dryly said: Police are baffled as to which side they should take.

    And Catallaxy, like Breitbart, is completely stuffed without a “side”.

  160. bespoke

    Skype only and just because saves me cash. My wife is on FB for keeping in contact with family. Selfie’s make me gag.

  161. Cassie of Sydney

    “Herodotus
    #3119413, posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:29 am
    Today In Freedom of Speech
    Bambi Keneally, appointed (not elected) Labor Senator, has called for the banning of Raheem Kassam, former editor of Breitbart London and adviser to Nigel Farage. He is coming to Australia to address a conservative conference.”

    Yep..that Slag Keneally for you…nice to hear that the Labor party is now trying to ban brown men of Muesli heritage (Kassam comes from a British Muesli family)….I guess that’s progress on Labor’s part….but of course Raheem, despite being a brown Muesli, is a conservative. I look forward to Labor and Slag Keneally getting up and calling for the banning of the next Joooo hating Muesli preacher who wants to come to this country to give lectures….oh wait….they don’t and Slag Keneally won’t.

  162. 1735099

    You’ve still given no reason for thinking that men need to be ‘confined’. Moreover, it’s not at all clear how the above makes abortion morally licit. For instance,

    Show me where I’ve written that “confining” men makes abortion “morally licit”.
    I’ve posted a suggestion, and asked a question.
    As pointed out above, if you don’t take sides on the scrofulous blog, contributors become very confused very quickly.

  163. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3119417, posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Skype only and just because saves me cash. My wife is on FB for keeping in contact with family. Selfie’s make me gag.

    If Skype had the facility of sharing like FB that’s all I’d need.
    Bit better now with my wife here but the children and family are still thousands of miles away.

    God knows, most likely, if I graduated 3 years earlier or 3 years later, none of this globetrotting would’ve come about.

    Getting a mining recession just 6 months into your first job is not nice.

  164. bespoke

    Bambi Keneally, appointed (not elected) Labor Senator, has called for the banning of Raheem Kassam

    Raheem Kassam

    Kassam was born in Hammersmith Hospital, London. His parents were Tanzanian immigrants of Gujarati origin from Hillingdon, Greater London.[1] He was raised an Ismaili Muslim, but wrote in 2016 that he had not been a practising Muslim for over a decade. Kassam is an atheist, stating that Christopher Hitchens’ rejection of religious faith (“religions are versions of the same untruth”) inspired him.[4] Kassam was educated at Bishopshalt School, a state comprehensive school in Uxbridge and St Helen’s College, Hillingdon, and then studied Politics at the University of Westminster.[5]

    Mmm ‘Progressives’ don’t like them escaping the plantation do they.

  165. bespoke

    Snap Cassie but mine got stuck in moderation for not changing words.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mike Lester for me because Stiglich is a bit too optimistic. Nice aspiration but.

    Johannes Leak has one in the business section about AMP, which is in the wars lately after they got a transaction turned down in Unzud. Those kiwis! I have no idea who the guy is though. Not chairthing David Murray and not CEO Francesco De Ferrari, unless he’s become a hobo recently.

  167. Herodotus

    Steyn on Millenials – Intergenerational Welfare.
    An increasing percentage of millenials – those born approximately from 1981 to 1996 – are dependent on their parents for ongoing support. This phenomenon was described some time ago by Steyn in his book After America, which covered a number of demographic and political trends. The number of young people who are not becoming independent is on the increase.

  168. Herodotus

    Excellent article by Janet A today on the speech the CEO of BHP should have given.

  169. bespoke

    Mark A

    I worked with plenty of mining students. The funnest thing is every one of them wanted to quit and just be a miner but was’t allowed (money). Worked out for you in the long term though. Sux to be away from your kid’s but that’s life I suppose.

  170. DrBeauGan

    DrBeauGan’s interactions with those girls maybe the only contact with a male that doesn’t include sex.

    Sex did rear its head once, bespoke. Sort of. As I was sitting in the Cuban version of the foodhall, a stout lady sitting a metre away started to breastfeed her infant. I’ve never seen that in Perth.

  171. Mark A

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3119418, posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Cassie, your query re. A Bolt yesterday, of course I meant that spinless individual no T R.

  172. 1735099

    I look forward to Labor and Slag Keneally getting up and calling for the banning of the next Joooo hating Muesli preacher who wants to come to this country to give lectures.

    Hilarious.
    The Cat moans and wails about “identity politics”, and then quite happily smears Labor because it objects to bigotry, irrespective of the identity of the person promoting it.
    Catallaxy – an endless source of bizarre contradictions.
    It’s the vibe….

  173. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mark A
    #3119428, posted on July 31, 2019 at 7:01 am”

    Yep Bolt is spineless….he’s so craven and so desperate to be liked…….cretinous.

  174. zyconoclast

    Best bum in movies …

    From 0:12

  175. feelthebern

    NZ used to be very pro some business.
    Now they have put the shutters up.

  176. DrBeauGan

    Went for a smoke and there was a singer and group going very loudly with massive amplification fifty metres away so I walked over to check them out.

    It was all recording. There were a few guys just standing or sitting around, and all the sound was coming from some big black boxes covered with blue tarpaulins. And there was I thinking that at last I’d be getting live Cuban music.

  177. feelthebern

    Will the review into Crown look into Karl Bitar & Mark Arbib?
    Or only the Liberal connections?

  178. Cassie of Sydney

    I see the Jooo hater is using this place as a toilet…..he must be playing dress up this morning…he’s got his SS uniform on…wonder how many dead “religious extremists” he’s fantasising about today…must be quite a list….after all…he would love quotas…….the N*zis had quotas. It’s the vibe.

  179. feelthebern

    Matt Taibbi posts the drinking rules for the next round of Democrat debates.
    Not as funny as round one, but a few giggles in there.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/debate-night-drinking-game-how-to-guide-865273/

  180. feelthebern

    Cassie, we went 12 hours yesterday with zero engagement.
    It was a great morning.
    PS, security at Sephardi are comfortable enough with me & my dog walking by now I don’t get stink eye like I used to.
    Feels good to be accepted.

  181. Gab

    Cassie, we went 12 hours yesterday with zero engagement.
    It was a great morning.

    Indeed and it was a good read with much less scrolling. Hope people can restrain themselves today

    Trump is President!

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3119438, posted on July 31, 2019 at 7:12 am
    Cassie, we went 12 hours yesterday with zero engagement.
    It was a great morning.
    PS, security at Sephardi are comfortable enough with me & my dog walking by now I don’t get stink eye like I used to.
    Feels good to be accepted.”

    We are nice people Bern. As for zero engagement…wasn’t around yesterday…will try the “zero engagement” when dealing with the scrofulous pygmy….it’s just that I don’t like Joooo haters.

    Oh and we like dogs too…unlike the other lot.

  183. Mark A

    Cassie, we get this online news despite having unsubscribed due to disagreeing with their views.

    Tried a couple of times to post a link but it always fails. If interested look up “Haaretz Daily Brief”

    Probably fails again.

  184. Farmer Gez

    Today In Freedom of Speech
    Bambi Keneally, appointed (not elected) Labor Senator, has called for the banning of Raheem Kassam, former editor of Breitbart London and adviser to Nigel Farage. He is coming to Australia to address a conservative conference.

    He was naughty and said something that didn’t pay homage to the holy book of Muesli.
    He’s probably read it.

  185. 2dogs

    It’s official. Harry is a ducking fruitcake.

    I consider it a good thing that those with such ideas are discouraged from breeding.

  186. notafan

    Kassan is out there, but it’s not hate speech.

    Demanding he be banned is excellent publicity.

    Thanks KKK.

    the Raheem kassan story

  187. notafan

    Harry and meaghan would be hard pressed at her age to produce a clutch anyhow.

  188. Mark A

    Harry and Meaghan .

    History, even in your own family teaches you nothing.
    That’s why in general, we keep repeating the mistakes.

  189. notafan

    A bacon eating ex m uslim.

    A very brave man to advertise his exit from that hotel California.

    Funny how it’s the ex ms like him and Ali that incur extra special wrath from progressives.

    Raheem kassan brief bio

  190. stackja

    Northern Australia cattle baron Peter Sherwin dies, aged 88

    NORTHERN Australia cattle baron Peter Sherwin has died, his family has announced.
    NT News
    Subscriber only

    July 30, 2019 9:56pm

    NT Cattlemen’s Association chief executive Ashley Manicaros said: “Peter Sherwin was a giant of the cattle industry on a scale like few others. He held land holdings which were greater than Kidman & Co. There are many stories about the man which will ensure he lives on in memory and reputation.”

    NTCA president Chris Nott said: “The Territory has always had cattlemen who were pioneers in developing our industry and Peter Sherwin was one of those. Many of the properties he owned exist today and are major contributors to what is a $1 billion industry. We wish his family our deepest sympathy.”

    https://deathinthesand.weebly.com/
    59. Peter Sherwin: Hard man on a hard land

    “I was filling my water bottle with rainwater and Sherwin said, ‘don’t touch it, drink bore water’ because he wanted the rainwater to wash his clothes.”
    Nathan Covey, 2010 at Flora Valley Station

    “[Milton Hayes] started pushing cleanskins over to him [Sherwin] from Gordon Downs and he went to collect his money from him just before the wet and Sherwin said, ‘I didn’t get anything off you,’ and he had a go at him. [Milton] got cleaned up properly…Very hard man, yeah.”
    John Boland, former manager of Ruby Plains station, 2010

    Sherwin was determined to camouflage the sad state of affairs, but auditors Pannell Kerr Foster refused to sign his 1987 accounts. They said his estimated herd size of 347,000 beasts hadn’t been independently verified.

  191. notafan

    Oh and for the pious, anyone ‘kicked out’ of the Catholic church can rejoin, it requires a little repentance and humility and a good confession.

    No blaming a long dead priest, please.

  192. stackja

    Sydney-based Epuron proposes 80-turbine wind farm for Central Highlands

    A Sydney-based renewable energy developer has revealed plans for a large wind farm in the Central Highlands. Find out how big and where it is proposed to be located.
    JACK PAYNTER, Urban Affairs Reporter, Mercury
    Subscriber only

    July 30, 2019 8:44pm

    PLANS have been revealed for a large wind farm of up to 80 turbines in the Central Highlands.

    Sydney-based renewable energy developer Epuron will hold an information session on Sunday at Steppes to introduce their proposed St Patricks Plains Wind Farm to the community.

    The project is the company’s first large Tasmanian wind farm proposal after delivering 17 successful solar and wind energy developments across the nation since 2003.

    The farm would produce up to 300 megawatts once operational and would be located across a number of rural properties 10km south of Miena and 30km north of Bothwell — adjacent to the main transmission corridor between Hobart and Launceston.

    The ridges are currently used for forestry plantation operations.

    The nearby Cattle Hill Wind Farm will contain 48 turbines when operational, Woolnorth’s Musselroe in the North East has 56, Bluff Point in the North West has 37 and Studland Bay 25. The Bob Brown-opposed Robbins Island farm could have up to 200 towers.

    If it goes ahead, Epuron said the project would provide enough power to meet Tasmania’s medium-term energy needs and allow hydro power generators to ramp down and save water during windy periods.

    “This will support Tasmania becoming the ‘battery of the nation’ due to its ability to easily store hydro power for times when it is most needed,” the project’s website said.

    Trees to go? Where are the Greens?

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    “This will support Tasmania becoming the ‘battery of the nation’ due to its ability to easily store hydro power for times when it is most needed,” the project’s website said.

    So dams in Tasmania are good now? Oh.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay.

    Zyco wins the webs – all of the webs – today.

    Fantastic footage of the future ex-Mrs KD having a swim.

  195. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Get fucked Nota.

    You have no idea what the full story was, in fact you haven’t got a bloody clue what it it was all about, and yet you feel qualified to come here and besmirch someone who was more of a “Christian” than you’ll ever be capable of understanding.

    I repeat, get fucked.

  196. notafan

    I see the future.

    I see a Tasmania completely covered in windfarms, from sea to shining sea, visible from space even.

    And 10,000 green jobs.

    We must not ever forget the obligatory ten thousand green jobs.

  197. Mother Lode

    Kassan is out there, but it’s not hate speech.

    The comments at the SMH site are surprisingly supportive – most posing the rhetorical question as to whether people’s beliefs are so fragile that they cannot withstand hearing a word against them.

    A couple of others are less insightful but mean well, like suggesting that free speech be considered a privilege rather than a right.

    Another glibly declares that all religion is nonsense. Actually, they inadvertently coasted very close to saying something interesting – that revealed religions transcend the rational and sense, so must contain nonsense elements. But I think they just meant its not fair that Mummy and Daddy didn’t buy them a pony.

  198. stackja

    A serving policeman has been charged with assaulting someone during an arrest
    The Daily Telegraph
    July 31, 2019 5:08am
    Subscriber only

    A serving police officer in the state’s west has been charged with assault.

    The charge relates to an arrest the 47-year-old male senior constable, who is attached to the Western Region, made while on duty on March 30.

    He is due to appear before Bourke Local Court on September 19.

  199. notafan

    I don’t need to know the full story. It’s a matter of fact that no one, no one is kicked out permanently except at their own volition.

    And I besmirched nobody.

    and if you don’t want people to talk about something then don’t bring it up here on this blog, you pious pratt.

  200. johanna

    Want to ease into the day with some haunting music?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpPSBzGEklE

    Van the Man live.

    He’s a freak of nature, and thank heavens for them. Not good-looking, socially awkward, on paper nobody less likely to become a superstar.

    Genius will out.

  201. Tel

    Funny how it’s the ex ms like him and Ali that incur extra special wrath from progressives.

    They go hard to punish runaways like Candice Owans or Sonnie Johnson because of the risk that others may follow. The “Progressive” movement is all about herd mentality. Most of what they do makes sense when viewed from the perspective of power, obedience, and hierarchy. Twitter is not about “having the discussion”, what’s going on there is keeping the mob together and finding targets for concentration of fire.

  202. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I don’t need to know the full story.

    Of course you don’t. You never do.
    I rest my case.

  203. stackja

    Mum and child flee home after cat sets fire to kitchen

    The sound of a smoke alarm was a rude awakening for Emma Rhodes on Tuesday morning. The Canberra mum grabbed her three-year-old and fled the flames … only to discover later their cat Belle had started the blaze.
    Kate Christian, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    July 30, 2019 9:21pm

    After investigating the cause, firefighters discovered the resident cat had knocked a roll of plastic wrap onto the touch-sensitive stove, sending the kitchen up in smoke, and they are urging residents to lock their stovetop sensors and switches.

    Ambulance crews assessed the mother and child at the scene and the pair were not taken to hospital.

    Belle the cat did not suffer any injuries from the blaze, but it believed to have used up one of her nine lives.

  204. C.L.

    Nearly 10,000 comments at DM’s report on Harry and Wallis-Markle announcing their intention to have only two children for the sake of the climate (and the Prince denouncing the people who just renovated his mansion for being racists). Given that his wife is already 37, she wasn’t exactly likely to have five children anyway. I notice that her list of great women in the world only includes two whites – mentally ill climateer Gretel (a child) and Viet Cong supporter Jane Fonda.

  205. Leigh Lowe

    Please be civil memoryfault.
    Swearing at fellow bloggers is beneath our dignity.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    NT station stockmen are some of the toughest pricks on the planet. Bar none. Been on the stations, and seen them work. All day, every day. No complaints, no moaning.

    They’ll get a trip to the big smoke – ie, Alice Springs or Darwin maybe twice a year, so they get up in their Sunday best which is polished RMs, highly pressed jeans, polished leather rodeo belt (with the extra length hanging off the front between one loop and the next), flash checkered shirt. Some with hats, some without.

    And generally they’re no trouble. Bear in mind they’re the physical size of your average tradie, if not a bit smaller.

    Groundhog Day-style, though, some are targeted by the local Guido gym rats with tight T shirts and product slathered onto their greasy scalps who goad them mercilessly, like picking on the weird kid at school. But the stockies don’t smash the pubs up dealing with them. They invite them outside like gentlemen.

    And, either forgetting or unaware that the stockies spends their days wrestling cattle the size of Prados, the super-slick and Instagram-aware muscly Guidos accept. And are pulverised- and I mean absolutely pulverised.

  207. Tintarella di Luna

    Very sad news that the Victoria’s Secret annual parade won’t be happening this year, cancelled after 20 years — well it’s because they are not portraying ‘real’ body types in other words they aren’t inclusive enough I wonder if that Yaniv creature applied to be a Victoria’s Secret model and got a knock back?

    Anyway Tim Blair has Gretchen Wilson’s views as to why the parade is cancelled — the Victoria’s Secret stuff is just too expensive. Great song ‘up yours’ song.

  208. notafan

    Someone should ask KKK why Labor advocated for an actual hate preacher but opposes Raheem.

    Something about the side?

  209. Tintarella di Luna

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3119469, posted on July 31, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Real men -v- fake men

  210. notafan

    Yes LL

    Too many Mrs Bouquet mouths on this blog.

  211. feelthebern

    Swearing at fellow bloggers is beneath our dignity.

    Looks up from newspaper, sips sherry, surveys the club, goes back to reading newspaper.

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh and for the pious, anyone ‘kicked out’ of the Catholic church can rejoin, it requires a little repentance and humility and a good confession.

    Why would I want be a Catholic?

    Was Jesus?

    Mary?

    The apostles?

    Judas?

    I think not.

    If it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for me.

    I am incredibly humble like that.

  213. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Please be civil memoryfault.

    Good morning Lo Lowe.
    I see the psychic powers are in top form again today.

  214. 132andBush

    Looks like only 5-10% of the area sown to winter crops on the Qld/NSW border will have a header run over it.
    Hardly anything west of the Newell till you get down to the Riverina (and that’s still got a long way to go).
    Going to be some happy grain growers in Vic if the season finishes for them. Great to see, have a mate at Wychie who needs it.

    Not a good year for contractors, again.

    Farmers who overcapitalised with big class 8 machines to harvest for only 200hrs/yr would be feeling the hole burning through their wallets.

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    Also, the stockies use the excellent language of the station when discussing personal matters. Eg:

    Normal people: ‘How long have you and Jane, the head stockman’s daughter been dating?’
    Stockies: ‘How long have you been covering Jane?’

    Brilliant.

  216. notafan

    Golly stimpy, really missed you when you were away.

  217. Mother Lode

    Yep..that Slag Keneally for you…nice to hear that the Labor party is now trying to ban brown men of Muesli heritage (Kassam comes from a British Muesli family)….I guess that’s progress on Labor’s part….but of course Raheem, despite being a brown Muesli, is a conservative.

    There could be a research paper using things like this to calculate where everything is on the Lefty totem pole.

    Muesli by heritage is below Muesli by belief, but there can be no doubt that Muesli by heritage is above Christian by belief or Christian by heritage. The letterbox woman in Britain screeching at the Super Fabulous Gay Parade will give us the clue as to whether gay is above or below Muesli by belief.

    We can call it Maslow’s Hierarchy of Creeds.

  218. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop this Boomer bickering.
    You are all old and should be fasting and doing topless push ups in denim shorts to avoid Alzheimer’s.
    I have told you all this before, remember?
    No, you don’t do you?
    It’s starting.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    I was kicked out of the Catholic Church once.

    You see, I was an altar boy, and one day I was skolling some wine in the sacristy when……

    ….

    Oh. Forget I said that.

  220. Stimpson J. Cat

    Golly stimpy, really missed you when you were away.

    Life’s hard sometimes.
    You’ll get through it.
    I have faith in you.
    This is a teaching moment.
    I’ll be here when you need me.

  221. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I’m sure Stimpy made a comment.
    But I’ve forgotten what it was.

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m sure Stimpy made a comment.
    But I’ve forgotten what it was.

    It’s starting.
    I warned you all.
    If you can’t do push ups at least start fasting, and buy some denim shorts and take your shirt off.
    Baby steps.

  223. Top Ender

    Thank you for that Knuckles.

    Made me remember a few Bachelors and Spinsters Balls I went to.

  224. Top Ender

    Thank you for that Knuckles.

    Made me remember a few Bachelors and Spinsters B alls I went to.

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