Tuesday Forum: August 6, 2019

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  1. feelthebern

    The Yangster is now pushing for college athletes to be paid.

  2. feelthebern

    The longer Yang & Tulsi stay in the race, the better.
    Oh and hippy lady.
    She’s a hoot.

  3. MatrixTransform

    Why owners should sell “bubonic plague” apartments

    flammable cladding
    exxy owners corp fees
    Cracked cantilevered balcony because queer penthouse neighbor outdoor spa
    water leaks from L4 down

    …I sold the bitch in 2016 for a tidy profit.

    the managing agent reckons, after the fact, that I called the top

  4. Geriatric Mayfly

    as were boils in that low hygiene era.

    School sores – are they still about? And I remember kids with rheumy, encrusted eyes as a permanent fixture.

  5. min

    Chris Uhlman interviewed by John Stanley tonight on his research into failure of renewables because transmission lines built for steady a energy supply . He claims he was warning that SA was havng huge problems a couple of days before the blackout . Believe he has articles in MSN tomorrow . also said he copped a lot of flack talking about it when he was on ABC.

  6. MatrixTransform

    School sores

    damn…I still have impetigo scars

    best one from the fecking horse that threw me after it bloated itself to rig me tightening the girth strap.
    Cheeky bastard

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    You RODE a horse?

    Sheesh. We had to carry ours. Was the most valuable family possession.

    But we were happy.

    Oh, how we danced.

  8. MatrixTransform

    gawd I hate horses
    especially yr family heirloom horse

  9. MatrixTransform

    I’m into unicorns now

  10. Bruce in WA

    Caught my nanna using a knife blade to “weld” the wires in her toaster to circumvent one area that had burnt out.

    She would “hook” one wire to the next unbroken level, creating a new circuit. Hook it up, then hit the power, and weld the wires together. Can’t work out what saved her; the knife handle material perhaps.

    She was incensed when I threw the toaster out and bought a new one!

  11. Fat Tony

    We used to dream of owning a horse.
    We considered ourselves rich when the old man bought a pushbike – but he could only double one of us at a time. It was our sometimes Sunday treat.

  12. Black Ball

    Matt Johns uses the term ‘patholigical winner’. Love it

  13. Infidel Tiger

    The Yangster is now pushing for college athletes to be paid.

    Excellent.

    And about time.

  14. Old School Conservative

    Comedy on Sky “The Front Page” tonight.
    Peter Gleeson is interviewing Alexis Carey about Alan Joyce’s claim that climate hysteria is threatening the existence of air travel.
    She says climate change is an absolute emergency – but she wants to continue having air travel!

    Hypocrite. But of course Gleeson doesn’t call her out of it.
    To add insult to the viewers injury, Gleeson then calls for Very Fast Trains.

    Ugh. Turning it off and turning in.

  15. MatrixTransform

    images of Fat Tony, just a chubby sprat, getting dinked on a fixie by his old man

    when bikes had two speeds…go and stop

  16. Fat Tony

    MatrixTransform
    #3126014, posted on August 7, 2019 at 11:16 pm
    images of Fat Tony, just a chubby sprat, getting dinked on a fixie by his old man

    when bikes had two speeds…go and stop

    Written like a true master wordsmith – your description brought back the old memories….

  17. max

    Toll in Melbourne has a contract that specifies 4.2% annual rise in tolls ‘for decades’. Andrews government explains this by saying the company is building the expensive tunnel and rail infrastructure going through now. 4.2% yearly for decades. Andrews will be the Melbourne Macron.

  18. Black Ball

    Yes Infidel Tiger. Look at the wage bill for Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh and Dabo Sweeney. Yet the showmen make what Paddy shot at.

  19. Lazlo

    We used to dream of having a toaster.

  20. MatrixTransform

    mate, we have now 18 speeds going nowhere
    we once could go down the creek or skive off somewhere we thought nobody else else knew about.
    you could smoke a ciggie behind the shelter shed
    and walk home from the movies
    Star Wars 1976
    fingers and twisties and maltesers and girlfriends etc

    now yr GPS’d up yr jacksie and comments online are scrutinized by 5 eyes
    fuck I hate horses

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We used to dream of having a toaster.

    We had a metal griddle device, over a wood fire. I voted for the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, before I realized that breakfast toast didn’t taste of wood smoke.

  22. Lazlo

    Would have been a palace for us.

  23. Lazlo

    Try crumpets on a fork over a coal or gas (or your planet destroying) fire of choice ZK2A.

  24. MatrixTransform

    breakfast toast that doesnt taste of wood-smoke is like sooo one star cafe.
    omfg, do you even have google?

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ABC sorry over Chinese scalping claim in program Waltzing the Dragon

    Sascha O’Sullivan
    Reporter
    @saschaosullivan ‏
    An hour ago August 7, 2019
    36 Comments

    The ABC has issued an apology after new program Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law presented only half of an interview where an academic cited historic claims Chinese miners were scalped by Australians.

    In its second episode, Waltzing the Dragon described the Lambing Flat Riots, a series of violent anti-Chinese demonstrations in Burrangong, New South Wales, in 1860.

    The show screened an interview with historian Dr Sophie Couchman, who said there were newspaper reports which suggested Chinese had been scalped by Australians during the riots.

    The show, however, failed to screen the second part of Dr Couchman’s interview, where she said there were no other reports of scalping outside of those references.

    The ABC issued an apology for misrepresenting Dr Couchman on its Twitter account.

    From the Oz. Benjamin Law was the A.B.C. luvvie who was going to “hatefvck” a certain former Captain, of the Special Air Service Regiment, now in Parliament, over his stance on Same Sex Marriage.

    Somewhere about the time that Law’s head is extracted from between his buttocks, it may strike him that that was not the best idea that he’d ever had?

  26. Fisky

    Can you imagine any other GOP president with the balls to do this?

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    “Meanwhile, the Dayton, Ohio, shooter had a history of supporting political figures like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and ANTIFA.”
    @OANN
    I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!

  27. David from Canberra

    Thanks JC. Interested in more if you have the inclination.

    If China decides to wait until after US elections, we could be in for 15+ months of turmoil/uncertainty. I agree that interest rates will cone down but I am uncertain as to what will be a choice investment.

  28. Lazlo

    So there is a connection between The Dismissal and toast realisation. Interesting. Perhaps 4Corners can investigate.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So there is a connection between The Dismissal and toast realisation. Interesting. Perhaps 4Corners can investigate.

    They would only blame the Central Intelligence Agency.

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Danger Close” about the battle of Long Tan, is being released soon. I’d be obliged if any Cats could post a review?

  31. Lazlo

    Perhaps the CIA were involved in this cereal conspiracy. But I suspect that the main realisation by Whitlam and co on 11 November 1975 was that “we are toast”.

    But some Melbourne University academic may dispute this.

  32. Lazlo

    We have been to Long Tan. Confronting, but now peaceful. The Vietnamese have been very gracious in granting a this place a bipartisan war memorial.

  33. Steve trickler

    Jim Stafford, running amok.



  34. BrettW

    Zulu,
    Not seen LT movie myself but heard from Vietnam veteran who has. Basically said not going to win any awards but worth seeing. He was annoyed by a couple of simple things to do with rank. They are apparently wearing metal rank badges in the jungle and battalion CO is a full Colonel.

    There is apparently a scene where a soldier basically assaults Coy Cdr during the battle due to a disagreement. The Veteran was quite surprised by that. No idea if it happened in real life.

    At the viewing he went to the production staff said to encourage people to go in the first weekend as that is important for box office success.

  35. struth

    Every car that goes through a drive though in Victoria breaks the law by sticking their arm out the window, if the Vics have decided it’s a public road.
    You’d do well suing the outlet for making you stick your arm out the window and break the law
    Who pays for the up keep of the road/drive through?
    I suspect deals have been done between fast food giants and totalitarian Australian government to get their outlets approved but if that part is not private, there is leaving and entering private driveways compared to public road laws, that would then conflict, bingles (your 10% in the wrong if someone slams into your parked car on a public road, just by being there, insurance wise) and at some outlets, like road houses on major highways, the drive through runs off massive truck parking areas and not from public access so getting heavy vehicles off public roads at breaks or oversize loads and everything up to and including jay walking etc.
    I can’t see that you wouldn’t be in with a good chance if you fought the fine, even if you are correct KD.
    Fucking Australia.
    Private property ownership……what a joke.

    What utter nonsense.
    Stick a fork in, we’re done.

  36. John Constantine

    Vikpol/ Gotham/ Les Norton fanfiction follows

    The Killing Joke.

    In victoria, the river Yarra oozes through the heart of the City of Batman, a heart beating with more anxiety tonight than other nights.

    Today was the day that the Joker won his appeal against the conviction that vikpol gained by paying his legal representative, Lawyer X. Appeal won, conviction quashed, freedom of the city to a madman.

    A price will be paid, but by who?.

    Vikpol’s diversity division were flat out, frantically playing with their phones on social media to prevent the coming backlash against the Joker’s revenge.

    “I made you some cocoa, Mr Norton” said Barbara Gordon, handing Les a cup as well as her father.Commissioner Gordon had been showing Sergeant Les his Joker scrapbook and delivering a long lecture on the lunatics history as a colourful racing identity and high ranking fruit and vegetable merchant.

    But it was the mumbles from Bab’s yoga pants that had grabbed the rednecked Queenslanders attention from the minute he had walked in the door on security detail.

    A door that now had a soft knocking, soft but insistent, coming from behind it.

    “That will be my friend Colleen from across the street” bubbled an embarrassed Babs ” It is our yoga class tonight” she gasped out, not wanting to admit she had already put on her yoga gear to grab the rough diamond’s attention.

    Barbara reached for the door handle, then gasped in shock as her boob was suddenly and roughly impacted by Les shoving her out the way and opening the door himself.

    “Surprise” the green haired, corpse faced Joker started to say, but it was too long and hard a word to spit out with the Fist of Les shattering his ruby-lipsticked mouth and teeth. Les caught the gun as the Joker dropped it, and pistol whipped the two henchmen into massive blunt force trauma with it, hampered as they were by carrying the body of Bab’s friend.

    Casually breaking the Jokers arms as the criminal mastermind tried to shock him with an electric palm buzzer, Les kicked him back into the porch making room for Barbara and Jim Gordon to rush to the wounded girl’s side, Babs doing combat medic style staunching of the bleeding.

    “You’ve caught the Joker” praised Commissioner Gordon ” I will personally see to it that you serve the absolute minimum jail time for your brutality. We must get him rushed to hospital, so he can recover and become well enough to sue the State for damages”.

    Les smoothly sidestepped the Jokers attempt to launch a ballistic knife from his boot at him, a knife the caught the Chief Commissioner high in the arm.

    “By the Book” Jim gasped as the blood spurted from the stabbing. ” we fail as progressives if we don’t completely comply with regulations” then passed out.

    A big knee to chest jump later, Les had jagged compound fractures protuding from the still giggling Joker’s right and left legs.

    “This might have been excessive force in defence of property” said Les, ” but Mrs Norton’s little boy doesn’t do Flee, Cower, Beg for any man.”

    His powerful gaze ignited long repressed passions as it settled on Barbaras face, and she was shocked to her hearts core as he casually kicked the Joker into silence, then said, ” that mask didn’t fool me any, before i get out of this state, one ranga to another, how about ya show me ya Bat-Signals?.”

    Batgirl’s hands disobeyed her mortified first thoughts, as they gripped, then raised her yoga shirt, she could barely bring herself to look at the huge beaming grin on the face of Les.

    “Ta Mate” he said, ‘I am out of here, and taking this trash with me. In Queensland we have rivers full of croc X, and he ain’t appealing after they pass him through their system.”

    Grabbing the Jokers green hair, Les dragged him out to his ute, opened the canopy and tossed the unconscious, bleeding, mass murderer in with his pair of pit bull terriers.

    “Long journey you two, don’t eat it all at once, bet ya’s Joker farts are gonna be rank”.

    Off back to Queensland and freedom he journeyed, but leaving one heart behind in bleak and gloomy yarragrad that beat a little more freely for his having been that way.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    At the viewing he went to the production staff said to encourage people to go in the first weekend as that is important for box office success.

    Brettw.
    What does this mean?

  38. “Danger Close” about the battle of Long Tan, is being released soon. I’d be obliged if any Cats could post a review?

    I’m told by a returned Vietnam serviceman who has seen it that it is a bad movie – on the basis that watching the movie is “not like the real thing”

    Seriously.

  39. JC

    This is what passes for news at places like MSNBC and CNN.

    President order flags to be flown at half mast until 8th August in deference to the recent shootings dead. This is apparently a signal to the Nazis because 8 is H – the 8th letter of the alphabet and 8/8 translates to HH, which is Heil Hitler.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-white-supremacy-neo-nazi-flag-frank-figliuzzi-fbi-msnbc-a9044966.html

    This is too hard to even believe.

  40. Tom

    This derangement is much bigger than Mr Rabbit ever was for David Rowe.

  41. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Tom. David Rowe is appalling.

  42. classical_hero

    I made a chemistry joke
    but there was no reaction.

    I have a solution for that

    If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

    Yes I knew that before Bruce posted the memes.

  43. classical_hero

    Yes I have been lurking around, Custard.

  44. 1735099

    The United States of America, home of the paranoid; land of the shooting spree.

  45. bespoke

    The Vegetarians Who Turned Into Butchers

    For Janice Schindler, 28, who was a vegan for five years and is now the general manager of the Meat Hook butcher shop in Brooklyn, the animal in question was a turkey at a “Kill Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner” event at a local farm.

    “It was really morbid. I was the only one who signed up,” she said. “I’d never killed anything before. Turkeys are such large animals. But when you put them in a poultry cone upside down, they completely relax. Then you can cut an artery. It stuns them and they bleed. I spent the rest of the day working the eviscerating station. It was super-gross, but I found it fascinating.”

  46. Boambee John:

    Hiding a sub on the bottom and not moving it is sll very well, but it has to get there, and later be relieved.
    Even lying on the bottom, some machinery must be operating all the time, eg reactor coolant pumps.

    Give the Chinese credit for some degree of forward planning, BJ. A mission such as this would be planned some weeks ahead. The crew profile would be optimised for at least a fortnight sitting in ambush in a chokepoint. There would be minimum crew aboard – just enough for engineering, sonar, etc. No torpedo loading crew needed – the torpedos would be loaded in port.
    The point I’m trying to make here is that a ‘motivated’ crew would be content to sit out a month if necessary in an ambush position. The US could do it – why not the Chinese?

  47. Mother Lode

    Andrews will be the Melbourne Macron.

    Ah, but he has had a cunning plan.

    Through unremitting expansion of the professions that have to wear Hi-Vis*, any Yellow Vest protest will go unnoticed.

    *Because the current attitude is that any risk is too much and screams out for legislation like a gaping wound for a bandage, is there any situation that would not be made safer by mandating more Hi-Vis? Picking up the kids at school? Crossing the street? Even if it means there are so many that they no longer stand out and are largely useless?

    Think of Mao Suits. Only fluoro green. And imagine how cowed and docile the population will be. Like that American prison warden who dresses his prisoners in pink.

  48. Rafiki redux

    Dr Beaugan, I don’t doubt that you have not promised to marry Maria, but that is not how a Cuban court might see it. “Facts” don’t walk into a courtroom and say ‘here we are judge, all present and correct’.. The parties present often highly conflicting versions, and who can fabricate more more effectively wins. So Maria would lie and witnesses you had never met would back her up. Your Cuban lawyer (if honest) would tell you to settle. I have no idea whether Cuban lae allows breach of promise suits. I chose this example to illustrate the general problem you face. It looks like Maria is after serious money and the last thing you should expect is that the Cuban system would protect you. Maybe you should exit earlier than you tell Maria you plan to.

  49. egg_

    1735099
    #3126070, posted on August 8, 2019 at 6:01 am

    AM Shift on the troll roster?

  50. calli

    A cold front is headed our way. Hasn’t hit yet.

    Seven is posting reams of disaster porn in greedy anticipation of…rain.

  51. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. I’m late again as a result of going out shopping for an umbrella.

  52. Diogemes

    they still about? And I remember kids with rheumy, encrusted eyes as a permanent fixture.

    Yep, we get an outbreak (no pun intended) every year. Lasts a week or so.
    We are currently having a combined flue & chickenpox epedemic.

  53. egg_

    Seven is posting reams of disaster porn in greedy anticipation of…rain.

    Low info brekky News for the retarded.
    People mightn’t have windows, the farmer’s barometer.

  54. Steve trickler
    #3125996, posted on August 7, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Trump!

    Trump is pulling people together, while the Democrats are trying to set them apart.
    Just how good is Trump?!

  55. johanna

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3125971, posted on August 7, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    you had to light the gas heater over the bath.

    Saturday evening, and the wood stove top crammed with pots etc to heat the water. Result about 2 inches of water in the cast iron bath which immediately sapped most of the heat. A mandatory ritual, as was Mass the next morning, the real reason for this weekly penance. Abundant hot water in the dairy, if one was prepared to lug it by the bucket 100 yards or so. The Plimsoll line was my navel and it never touched the water line.

    I rented a two up, two down terrace in Yurong St, East Sydney in the early eighties. The front door, which was covered by a sheet of steel on the inside, opened directly on to the street. It is reasonable to assume that the premises, in the heart of Razor Gang territory, had lodged one or two miscreants and ladies of the night in the past.

    The bathroom was a lean-to outside the back door, which thankfully included a flushing toilet. The old thunderbox structure was in the corner of the tiny back yard. Covered in choko vines. Very old style Australian.

    When I was a teenager riding the train into the glittering city from Caringbah or Cronulla, I saw the backyards in slums like Erskineville (was there never a more unattractive name?). Coming from clean, lower middle class suburbia, I couldn’t comprehend it.

    The people who lived there then, or their descendants, now live on the fringes of our cities in bigger, better houses, often provided by the State. But some of them, quite a few, moved up.

    My brother-in-law Peter is in hospital with a life threatening heart condition. He was a Surry Hills street kid who became the top salesman for a record company and married my sister. His best mate, Barry, also from the streets of Surry Hills, now runs a very successful bathroom renovation company and married a Maltese princess.

    I think that the hand-wringers who complain about lack of social mobility don’t have much experience with the real world.

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    Nuclear torpedoes.

    The inscrutable dry cleaners, should the Fifth Fleet park itself in Chinese waters will not suddenly have a brainstorm and think ‘we’ll park up a sub and then BOOM’.

    If this isn’t one of the scenarios thought about years before today and exhaustively planned for, if not actually practiced, then I’m a retired spastic herder stricken by reflux.

  57. rickw

    Thanks Tom!

    How dumb is Bob Gorrell?

  58. DrBeauGan

    My knee is acting up again for no obvious reason. So walking is painful.

    Rafiki, my head of security, Osbel, is kept informed on the Maria situation. He is looking after me as a potential return customer. Thanks for the warnings, and I have no faith in the Cuban justice system either.

    I’m willing to consider flying Maria to Australia next year. It may not be feasible, but I’ll look into it. One problem is getting her a ticket she can’t cash in. I don’t trust her not to turn it into a Thousand cuc and run.

    She isn’t a vicious person, just focussed. And possibly under the influence of others who may be nasty. It’s all a matter of risk assessment.

    The fokky fokky chick turned up today with her son. I shut the door on them. I suspected she’d be back some day. Maria found out about her from my phone and pretended to be jealous.

    Conversation with Maria does not follow standard patterns. I told her that I mustn’t get her too much to eat at the restaurant as she was getting fat. She looked down at her spilling out of her dress top and said in a matter of fact way, albeit with more than a hint of smugness, “My breasts are fat.”
    “Muy encantadara ” I told her gallantly.

    Like I said, risk assessment.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    I would imagine that purely from a PR point of view, Chief Commissioner I Didn’t Realise It Would All Come Out In The Wash Ashton has quite enough on his plate at present with yoof having home invasion competitions, the P3ll disgrace and a fat chick with a law degree single-handedly bring down their entire hierarchy.

    The last thing he needs (I would imagine) is a State-wide display of very public fury from every punter who’s ever bought a burger on the way home from work as well as a conglomerate of international multi-billion dollar corporate behemoths in the business of selling said burgers.

    Yet here we are.

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I told her that I mustn’t get her too much to eat at the restaurant as she was getting fat’

    For anyone that doesn’t think Beaugy doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, I give you the abovementioned sentence.

    Classic negging. Great drills DBG, and as Gunner would say ‘game confirmed!!!!’

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yesterday in the Oz business section another cartoonist had a cartoon – it looked familiar but the signature wasn’t visible. Today he has another cartoon – the venerable John Spooner!

    Clement has one too, which is funny. ‘Tis the season when CBA results come out so they’ve predictably put the boot in…which even Leak does. No one likes banks. They are so rude in not giving people free money.

  62. Top Ender

    The bodies of two teens suspected of killing Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend have been found in Manitoba.

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said early today authorities located two male bodies in dense bush who they believe they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky. They were found not far from the shoreline of the Nelson River, near where a damaged boat was found earlier in the week by police helicopters.

    Oz

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching Albo on the teev.

    All that coin he spent on personal image consultants, all the new suits, speech trainers when Tits was going down the shit chute.

    Wasted. He might as well have gone down the House of Pain and put it all on red.

  64. hzhousewife

    Every car that goes through a drive though in Victoria breaks the law by sticking their arm out the window, if the Vics have decided it’s a public road.

    So when you are pulled over for a license check or a breath test, you must ALWAYS turn off the car engine, because dealing with these out the car window with the engine running will cost you 400 plus bucks in Victoria. Good to know.

  65. lotocoti

    This derangement is much bigger than Mr Rabbit ever was for David Rowe.

    I don’t get the Japanese dragon bit.
    Or does Rowe believe all Asian dragons look the same?

  66. John Constantine

    Lurking munitions for area denial have come a long way from a parked and manned submarine.

    Skynet autonomous killer submersible robot torpedoes can be churned out and programmed with their owners personality.

  67. Black Ball

    Seven is posting reams of disaster porn in greedy anticipation of…rain.

    Yes Calli ‘batten down the hatches’ was what I was told by miss radio presenter. Must be those once in 50 year storms again. Time for the surfboard a la Patrick Swayze.

  68. johanna

    Thinking back on my comment yesterday about Eastern Grey kangaroos lying around in the sun while the ground underneath them was just short of frozen.

    Kangaroo meat is almost devoid of fat, so it can’t be that which insulates them.

    They must have some sort of metabolic mechanism which allows them to absorb heat from the sun and not lose it from being in contact with the ground. It seems counter-intuitive, but critters have been known to apparently breach the laws of physics.

  69. calli

    Thanks for today’s episode in the Life of Les, John.

    He’s becoming my hero.

  70. egg_

    They must have some sort of metabolic mechanism which allows them to absorb heat from the sun and not lose it from being in contact with the ground. It seems counter-intuitive, but critters have been known to apparently breach the laws of physics.

    Camels are said to have originated in the Arctic but have adapted to the desert (the hump is fat).

  71. calli

    They are smart here, Joh.

    They recline in the sun-warmed bunkers, elbows on the fringed grass edge. They look like eastern potentates. All they need to complete the scene is a water pipe.

  72. John Constantine

    With Trump in delicate negotiations with Pakistan influenced Afghan warlords, now wasn’t the greatest time for India to go nuclear Sabre rattling over Kashmir as a direct challenge to the Pakistani secret police and one belt one road chicom interests.

    Unless Indian Kashmir now becomes the place that suicide bombers get sent instead of Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria.

  73. pete m

    Johanna, my guess is after a few minutes the roo has warmed up the ground to the point it doesn’t lose much more from lying on it in one spot than if it was standing.

  74. calli

    Love the Ramirez!

    Nothing like a pair of 21st century goggles.

  75. 132andBush

    John C
    But it was the mumbles from Bab’s yoga pants that had grabbed the rednecked Queenslanders attention from the minute he had walked in the door on security detail.

    Literary gold!

  76. Johno

    public road” means any road, street or thoroughfare or any other place (whether a thoroughfare or not) which is commonly used by the public or any section thereof or to which the public or any section thereof has a right of access, and includes—

    (a)the verge of any such road, street or thoroughfare;

    (b)any bridge, ferry or drift traversed by any such road, street or thoroughfare; and

    (c)any other work or object forming part of or connected with or belonging to such road, street or thoroughfare;”
    Maccas is a public road. So ,open to revenue raising.

  77. calli

    Shame these creatures didn’t do the deed earlier.

    Would have saved a world of pain.

  78. Top Ender

    But hey, we all feel good because we’re recycling. Should have thought it through long ago:

    Recycling services in about 30 Victorian councils have been thrown into disarray by the collapse of SKM. Some councils are putting the material into landfill, others have found alternate providers and some are stockpiling….

    While the collapse of SKM has left many councils sending kerbside recycling to landfill or storage, it also left landlords facing potential fire and health risks.

    Marwood Property Group’s Carly Whitington said she still hadn’t found a home for the 10,000 tonnes of rubbish her company was storing in warehouses around Melbourne for SKM.

    She said she was still hoping the Victorian Premier would assist other companies to take the stockpiled heaps of plastic, paper, cardboard and metal. “It just really upsets me,” Ms Whitington said.

    “It’s their material, however we’ve had notification from the liquidator wiping his hands of the material. All responsibilities are now with us.

    “We worry about fire risk, pollution and feral animals as well.”

    Oz link

  79. Gab

    What idiocy they banned industrial incinerators.

  80. egg_

    Shame these creatures didn’t do the deed earlier.

    Their murder road trip turned bad?

  81. Mother Lode

    President order flags to be flown at half mast until 8th August in deference to the recent shootings dead. This is apparently a signal to the Nazis because 8 is H – the 8th letter of the alphabet and 8/8 translates to HH, which is Heil Hitler.

    There is a frenzied mental energy you often find in the left wing equivalence of thought.

    Normally it is people with little real world experience looking for patterns among all too numerous abstractions. So 8 August is 8/8, which if you count out the letters in the alphabet becomes ‘HH’. These people have so little experience that all they can do is look for symbolic connections and imagine they are reality. They leap over real disconnects. Gender (gender needs no correlation with biology), race (Contradicting a black man who is wrong because he is wrong is the same as contradicting a black man who is wrong because he it black), you name it. Everything.

    Because symbols are not connected to the real thing they symbolise and do not share the same characteristics, they can form any numbers of connections that are not manifested in the real world. And when they concoct these fantastical formulae they declare what people are really doing. When they claim a person wearing cotton is really endorsing slavery, or that when a person says something someone doesn’t like it is a form of violence, you can see how deranged they are.

    What does it matter if Trump orders flags return to full mast on 8 August. The fact there will be no succour or endorsement given to Neo-Nazis subsequently shows the rest of us that that particular interpretation is wrong. If you want to play symbolism why not take it that the American flag returning to full mast on ‘HH’ day as a reiteration of America’s victory over the flatulent little watery-eyed failed bohemian and failed conqueror.

    Oh, and I notice the alarm is raised from a former head of couter-intelligence. I am going to guess that their tenure goes back to a time when the government believed the best counter to intelligence was stupidity. Some people retain this way of thinking all through their lives as a way of symbollically dismissing someone when they can find nothing of substance.

    /rant

  82. calli

    Or the Besser block backyard one. A Sunday arvo tradition.

  83. calli

    I expect so, egg_. Murder-suicide, with the most dominant, nihilistic one taking control.

  84. egg_

    This is apparently a signal to the Nazis because 8 is H – the 8th letter of the alphabet and 8/8 translates to HH, which is Heil Hitler.

    Oh noes – tomorrow 9/8/2019 is the 50th anniversary of Charles Manson’s Helter Skelter!

  85. Mother Lode

    We used to dreeeeam of having dreams.

    We used to have to stay awake at night looking at the pictures in a 1932 Mark Foys’ catalogue to have images dancing in our heads at night.

    But we were happy.

  86. calli

    I saw a glimpse of Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in the new movie.

    She’s very, very good. Another Aussie export made good in plasticland.

  87. egg_

    Murder-suicide, with the most dominant, nihilistic one taking control.

    The little one with the twisted face in khaki, I’ll bet.

  88. C.L.

    The ABC finds four people who hated growing up in Australia.

    First, an African:

    It was a Saturday night. I would have been in year 10 or 11.

    I was at a party somewhere in western Sydney. The police were called and the party was shut down.

    I don’t recall the reason they gave, but the fact the majority of the party goers were young African Australians would have been reason enough.

    Uh-huh.

    Next a Lebbo:

    My parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles sat around the television and stared at the news headline on Channel Ten: America Under Attack.

    For most of the world, this was a day that would change all Arabs and M-u-sli-m-s into terrorists.

    But for me, this was just another incident which added a new label to the origin of Leb. As those two towers crumbled, and as the blood and dust began to spread throughout the world, I remember a faint voice inside my head: “Allah have mercy, please have mercy”.

    If I was to give advice to my younger self, I would tell me to have faith — mercy is coming, mercy is almost here…

    9/11 was all about him … and Allah.

    Next an … um … Aborigine??

    Growing up Aboriginal in Australia is an exercise in resistance…

    As a child I was enveloped in safety and belonging among mob but had to traverse the insular thinking of small-minded racists in the town I grew up in and did my primary and high schooling. I experienced and witnessed racism at the individual level and it made me question my identity and how it fit in with other mob from across this country.

    Here she is – pictured in those terrible days.

    The fourth whiner is a lesbian.

  89. Shy Ted

    Word for the day is “hatriot”. Lacks hinsight.

  90. notafan

    It’s there a waste to energy plant being built in Laverton?

    They might want to hurry up.

  91. egg_

    18 Details ‘Once Upon a Time In Hollywood’ Got Right About the Manson Murders

  92. johanna

    calli
    #3126105, posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:44 am

    They are smart here, Joh.

    They recline in the sun-warmed bunkers, elbows on the fringed grass edge. They look like eastern potentates. All they need to complete the scene is a water pipe.

    As I said yesterday, my lot, who inhabit a golf course, only lack a Martini in their paws as they laze about in the sun on the fairways.

    But I am still intrigued about how a creature with almost no body fat survives and thrives in sub zero temperatures.

    There is an awful lot that we don’t know or understand in this world.

  93. Gilas

    Rafiki redux
    #3126077, posted on August 8, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Dr Beaugan, I don’t doubt that you have not promised to marry Maria………..

    Oh dear..

    What once promised to be a naughty, even maybe somewhat saucy, escapade between an aging cigaro-chomping lothario and a breast-y Latino hottie-to-trot honey-pot seems to be turning into a slo-ooooo-w-motion clusterf&ck. The wreckage will spread out for years.
    The pathos.. it burns!

    Reading this slowly disintegrating soap opera is beginning to hurt.. But someoone’s gotta do it.

  94. calli

    There is an awful lot that we don’t know or understand in this world.

    Amen to that. Never lose your sense of wonder.

    Only the smugnorant think they know everything. And it shows.

  95. johanna

    calli
    #3126112, posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Shame these creatures didn’t do the deed earlier.

    Would have saved a world of pain.

    Notice how the media has carefully avoided saying that they were a gay couple, ’cause The Narrative.

    Wouldn’t want people thinking that gay people could ever do anything bad.

  96. calli

    Were they really?

    But they were white males, which is the overriding pathology. According to the Wise.

  97. mh

    This is apparently a signal to the Nazis because 8 is H – the 8th letter of the alphabet and 8/8 translates to HH, which is Heil Hitler.

    8 August must be a lucky day in China, however. So flying flags at half mast is also a signal from Trump to China – Death to China!

  98. egg_

    Wouldn’t want people thinking that gay people could ever do anything bad.

    Anita Cobby’s killers, John Travers and Michael Murdoch, were homo lovers.

  99. Percy Popinjay

    91.3% of the comments on this thread summarised in one video:

  100. Mother Lode

    They were found not far from the shoreline of the Nelson River

    Not far but on the water side of the shoreline, I hope.

  101. Not Uh oh

    How are those wind turbines in S.A. going? Pretty damn fast I’d imagine.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3126090, posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:01 am

    I would imagine that purely from a PR point of view, Chief Commissioner I Didn’t Realise It Would All Come Out In The Wash Ashton has quite enough on his plate at present with yoof having home invasion competitions, the P3ll disgrace and a fat chick with a law degree single-handedly bring down their entire hierarchy.

    The last thing he needs (I would imagine) is a State-wide display of very public fury from every punter who’s ever bought a burger on the way home from work as well as a conglomerate of international multi-billion dollar corporate behemoths in the business of selling said burgers

    This is much more than just a bit of a technicality in road rules.
    This is VikPol telling the chip and burger eating bogans that they are a far greater problem than African yoof home invaders and car-jackers.
    .
    Lefty dickheads in VikPol are fond of talking about “evidence based policing”.
    Can anyone give me the death toll from drive-through car accidents?
    Must be heaps, right?

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We have been to Long Tan. Confronting, but now peaceful. The Vietnamese have been very gracious in granting a this place a bipartisan war memorial.

    Seen the memorial, as well. The cross at Long Tan is one of two memorials to foreign soldiers in Viet Nam – the other is to the Foreign Legion paratroopers, at Dien Bien Phu.

  104. Farmer Gez

    C.L.
    #3126125, posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:20 am
    The ABC finds four people who hated growing up in Australia.

    And they grew up to be solicitors, journo and a useless academic.
    Four more useless occupations you couldn’t find.

    The kids “of colour” who went into the trades or run their own businesses instead of mooching of society might have a different story to tell, but you’ll never hear from them.

    The average punter is far too dull and gauche for the tastes of the ABC elitists.

  105. DrBeauGan

    Anita Cobby’s killers, John Travers and Michael Murdoch, were homo lovers.

    On the other hand, most of Doomlord’s gay friends are conservatives. I don’t expect they murder many people.

  106. Percy Popinjay

    Can anyone give me the death toll from drive-through car accidents?

    Precisely zero, but the revenue raising possibilities are “acceptably high”.

  107. Nob

    Leigh Lowe

    Can anyone give me the death toll from drive-through car accidents?

    Down to zero I believe.
    Another resounding success.

  108. johanna

    There are several examples of male and female homosexual couples going on murder sprees, having created an inner fantasy world where they are above the laws that dictate human behaviour for the rest of us.

    C P Snow’s novel, The Sleep of Reason, deals with one such case. It is based on a real case of a couple of lesbian thrill-killers in, I think, the 1930s. Another example is Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in the 1920s, who abducted and killed a child to prove that they were superior beings. A fillum, Swoon, was made about it in the 1990s.

    However, the public is being protected from the truth for its own good, once again.

  109. Andreas

    Can anyone give me the death toll from drive-through car accidents?
    Must be heaps, right?

    This seems relevant:

  110. struth

    Only the smugnorant think they know everything. And it shows.

    Good moaning.
    But once you are married, a man can throw his Funk and Wagnell’s away.

  111. Top Ender

    The ABC finds four people who hated growing up in Australia.

    In the Forces when I was in this was known as a “self-licking ice-cream”.

    A most suitable term.

  112. Nob

    Farmer Gez
    #3126148, posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:4
    The kids “of colour” who went into the trades or run their own businesses instead of mooching of society might have a different story to tell, but you’ll never hear from them.

    The aboriginal industry white folks always have their trophy indigenous Politics or Sociology graduates.

    They never seem to encourage them to a trade or teach them anything useful.

  113. egg_

    most of Doomlord’s gay friends are conservatives. I don’t expect they murder many people.

    I doubt he hangs out with the likes of Travers and Murdoch.

  114. DrBeauGan

    Reading this slowly disintegrating soap opera is beginning to hurt.. But someoone’s gotta do it.

    It’s worse for me, Gilas. I have to write it.

    Well, I don’t really, but it’s a sort of morality tale, don’t you think? Clean living and restraint with high principles versus a femme fatale on the make. I can understand your disappointment that virtue looks like emerging triumphant. It’s not as interesting as seeing virtue crash and burn. Which was certainly what was being predicted by the optimists.

  115. Mother Lode

    Love the Ramirez!

    Nothing like a pair of 21st century goggles.

    John of Salisbury tells us:

    Bernard of Chartres used to say that we are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants, and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter. And this is not at all because of the acuteness of our sight or the stature of our body, but because we are carried aloft and elevated by the magnitude of the giants.

    Bernard died in the twelfth century.

    Our modern historians have taken humility out of their professional tool boxes to make room for their selfie stick.

    They really believe that things like sexual dysphoria and the yearnings for feminist expression are the motive forces of history.

  116. struth

    I experienced and witnessed racism at the individual level and it made me question my identity and how it fit in with other mob from across this country.

    That happens when you Suffer AliG syndrome.

    Using terms like “mob” is as cringeworthy as “you just dissing me cause I is Black”

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    Hmmmm. Trump orders half mast on 8/8.

    8 8. H H. Heil Hitler. Trump is literally Hitler.

    Who was Hitler’s ally? Mussolini! From Italy!

    Italy! Pizza! Pizzagate! Join the dots people!

    Coincidence? YOU decide!!!!!

  118. mh

    Ronnie Kray – homo

    Dinsdale Piranha also gay I believe.

  119. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That happens when you Suffer AliG syndrome.

    No more bets, ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

  120. struth

    Clean living and restraint with high principles versus a femme fatale on the make.

    Are there any mirrors in your accommodation, D BG?

  121. egg_

    The endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) prefers to live on rocky hills, and until now, we assumed this was just because rocky habitats helped them avoid or escape predators. However, by looking at fine-scale variations in temperature, we have discovered that it may also have a lot to do with avoiding the cold.

  122. Old School Conservative

    Percy Popinjay
    #3126139, posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:36 am
    91.3% of the comments on this thread summarised in one video:

    100% of the readership of this blog could recite much if not all of “Four Yorkshiremen” and the comments are written for that audience.

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  124. Knuckle Dragger

    Public service announcement.

    The spaminator blows up when you type in a word for a delicious Italian dish which may or may not be topped with pineapple.

    KD, taking one for the team.

  125. stackja

    Snow Cams

    Tim Flannery assured us it would never snow again.

  126. dover_beach

    This is VikPol telling the chip and burger eating bogans that they are a far greater problem than African yoof home invaders and car-jackers.

    Keep in mind this clown show is currently the subject of a Royal Commission re Lawyer X, and yet they are trying this on with drive throughs even though they’ve been around since the 80s.

  127. egg_

    it’s a sort of morality tale

    Is Dining with Hookers a new Reality TV show on one of the Food networks?

  128. Tom

    Leave Beaugy alone, Struth. He’s the Cat’s roaming Hunter S. Thompson with a side order of Ernest Hemingway — a marvellous conceit.

  129. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    The people I met today in Dayton are the finest anywhere!
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1159198851829399552?s=20

  130. struth

    However, by looking at fine-scale variations in temperature, we have discovered that it may also have a lot to do with avoiding the cold.

    Bullshit.
    Rock Wallabies of various types love rock slides and such for protection.
    One, those rocks are usually in Areas that get infrequent sun and are colder than the earthen country side around them, which in hot Australia is a bonus, and two, they don’t tend to go that high up in them for temp change to be a feature.
    Who are these people?

  131. struth

    Leave Beaugy alone, Struth. He’s the Cat’s roaming Hunter S. Thompson with a side order of Ernest Hemingway — a marvellous conceit.

    I reckon he’s pompously “slumming it”

  132. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bodies of murder fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod found

    By Agencies
    AP
    5:36AM August 8, 2019
    44 Comments

    The bodies of two teens suspected of killing Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend have been found in Manitoba.

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said early today authorities located two male bodies in dense bush who they believe are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky. They were found not far from the shoreline of the Nelson River, near where a damaged boat was found earlier in the week by police helicopters.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  133. egg_

    DINING WITH HOOKERS

    I travel to learn about myself and the rest of the world. Sometimes I learn things that aren’t pictured on most travel brochures. Like prostitution. I’m going to admit straight up that I don’t have first hand experience with it, but we see it all around us when we travel. Usually at dinner. The guys will bring the working girls to eat before they presumably go somewhere more private. And I just have one question: why is dining with hookers so common?

  134. calli

    On the other hand, most of Doomlord’s gay friends are conservatives. I don’t expect they murder many people.

    Therefore the mystery is why they haven’t been presented as a “couple”.

    Out and Proud and all that.

    Why would the media want to gloss over it? Older people are described as “grannies” and “mothers of (insert number of sprogs) and “fathers”.

    It’s a Mystery.

  135. The Barking Toad

    why is dining with hookers so common?

    Some blokes like to eat before they eat out.

  136. Old School Conservative

    One of Bolt’s readers has found plagiarism in the Uluru “statement from the heart.”

    The key phrase in the Uluru Statement is taken word-for-word from an Algerian judge of the International Court of Justice, as he summed up the argument of a Congolese lawyer in a 1975 case

    I’m shocked and surprised! Must change that title to “statement from the Congo.”

  137. egg_

    I reckon he’s pompously “slumming it”

    Hopefully, it’s a caricature, because it’s perfectly describing the old narc I worked with.
    Despite being well groomed and wearing Van Heusen shirts (always with a bit of a ‘cowboy’ check pattern) he seemed to wear a thin, cheap K-Mart jacket and suit trousers, like he still had his first dollar.

  138. John Constantine:

    Lurking munitions for area denial have come a long way from a parked and manned submarine.
    Skynet autonomous killer submersible robot torpedoes can be churned out and programmed with their owners personality.

    Yes. Torpedos have had an acoustic signal ‘wake up’ ability for a fair while now, Western navies have added each new ships acoustic fingerprint as soon as possible and it would be imprudent to assume the opposing forces have failed to do so.
    I doubt the Chinese/Russian leadership would trust their equipment enough to have a nuke deployed without a human in the link.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3126175, posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Leave Beaugy alone, Struth. He’s the Cat’s roaming Hunter S. Thompson with a side order of Ernest Hemingway …

    A classic in the making?
    “(Bored to) Death in the Afternoon”, perhaps?

  140. struth

    For the sake of getting other good work out of Cairns, down through Alice, touring SA Including Kangaroo Island and the whales in the bight, I have accepted doing a Central Australian tour.
    My area, and the Rock and the Mereenie, Kings Canyon etc, which I know intimately and like the back of my hand, I lived in Alice for many years etc, yet I will need an accredited guide to take me into the Rock and Kings Canyon!
    I have lead tours into these places hundreds of times.
    It’s my stomping ground.
    This is why I have avoided these places since the take over of the Communist Parks Australia, when they started this bullshit.
    It’ll definitely be an exercise in restraint…………………..

  141. calli

    Cheroots of the Doomed

    Fear and Loathing in Havana

    Marginally Better than Sex

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Statement* from the heart**’ ***

    *Someone else’s
    **45 years ago
    ***On the other side of the planet

    But astronomy. Eels.

  143. Calli:

    Or the Besser block backyard one. A Sunday arvo tradition.

    Mine is three truck rims (no spokes) in a stack.
    When the iron rims glow white then you know it’s hot enough.

  144. mh

    Rosanna Arquette
    @RoArquette
    I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.
    3:22 AM · Aug 8, 2019·

    Will she be handing over her wealth to people of colour? No, she’s not quite there yet.

  145. calli

    For Whom the Bored Scrolls

    A Farewell to Charm

    The Old Man and Cheerful Squalor

    Don’t stop, DrBeau!

    It’s an antidote to the day by day happenings on Croissant of the Seas.

  146. calli

    Rosanna disgusts me too.

    But not because of her skin colour.

    That would be racist.

  147. Noodles Romanoff

    Wow. This guy was a former FBI Assistant Director for counter Intelligence. He sure does counter intelligence.

  148. struth

    Like the education system, the government has worked furiously to replace any tour guides not following the communist manifesto in Australia, with those who do.

    The history wars are very very real, and very well understood by the left.
    The truth, must be erased, everywhere, and they work with the energy of the insane to achieve it.

  149. egg_

    “(Bored to) Death in the Afternoon”

    Dancing with the STarts?

  150. Robert Mc

    David Rowe is brilliant. Truly brilliant. As always. Especially his constant theme that the emperor has no clothes. I wonder how much the first family is making from the market fluctuations.

  151. struth

    The history wars are very very real, and very well understood by the left.
    The truth, must be erased, everywhere, and they work with the energy of the insane to achieve it.

    And we pay them to do it.

  152. Knuckle Dragger

    The international LGetc community must be horrified. They’ve missed out on a great PR oppo.

    ‘Nurturing same sex couple gunned down by cishetero Anglo faces of the Establishment. Motives unclear’

    turned out to be:

    ‘Killer homos shoot themselves after domestic violence spat over the last bit of rouge. Bodies found partially eaten by bears’

  153. 1735099

    Israeli cabinet minister accused of interfering in p3dofile case.

    (CCOSTCMAAS)*

    *I’ll explain later

  154. egg_

    For Whom the Bored Scrolls

    Calli wins the internets for the day.

  155. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t often repeat articles on different threads, but this is the read of the day for me:

    A letter to our subscribers, from the New York Times (via Lucianne)

  156. egg_

    I’d like to see Numbers Havana good time.

  157. Tom

    Dr BeauGan: self-portrait (apologies to Ralph Steadman).

  158. Indolent

    Thank you, Tom. I don’t always comment but I always enjoy them.

    Branco today. Definitely Branco.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    Snap to GM for that last story…but you get a direct link from me!

  160. DrBeauGan

    I find the criticism of my adventures quite entertaining. Don’t stop. They suggest all sorts of responses.

    Maria has invited me back to her place for dinner, and now my Spanish is a bit better and I know more about Havana I have agreed to go. She is quite a good cook, which is, of course, the important thing. Whether her daughter or other rellies or friends will be present is an unknown. I expect it to be different from anything I have experienced before, which is the point of going.

    The problem I envisage is escaping afterwards. I shall probably have to find my own taxi. But I am very tough and should be able to manage it.

  161. Cassie of Sydney

    “Will she be handing over her wealth to people of colour? No, she’s not quite there yet.”

    No…and she’ll never be quite there when it comes to that.

  162. Mother Lode

    Florida man…
    Diver attacked by shark rescued by fishing boat full of nurses (7 Aug, via Drudge)

    When I saw that I thought it said “Driver attacked…”. But because it referred to Florida Man (homo floridae) I didn’t do a double take. I immediately that through some bizarre and far fetched scheme a guy driving a car manged to have himself attacked by a shark.

    When early Homo Erectus were taming fire, Homo Floridae was sticking his nutsack in the flames. When Homo Sapiens was absorbed in the ceremony of painting game and hunters on cave walls, Homo Floridae was sniffing the ochre to get high, asphyxiating himself, and falling over – nutsack in the fire.

    What a fascinating subject they will be for future anthropologists! Like a million years of Funniest Home Videos.

  163. Geriatric Mayfly

    But astronomy.

    Orion will be back in the night sky soon along with his faithful hunting companion Canis. Time for the Big Emu to hide behind the sunlight. A new beaut idea was hatched in a WA school, and considerable outlay in telescopes etc. to take advantage of clear night skies and introduce the kids to astronomy. Abandoned almost immediately, as the local ‘Mob’ objected to whitey’s ways of studying the heavens.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Did she get a used paper napkin in the mail from someone?
    Elizabeth Warren unveils $85 billion proposal to guarantee high-speed internet access
    And a scented pair of red underpants?

  165. candy

    . And I just have one question: why is dining with hookers so common?

    What a ridiculous question. The girls give sex to get a feed in a nice restaurant or support a drug habit.

  166. calli

    Orion will be back in the night sky soon along with his faithful hunting companion Canis.

    Watch out for the tiny little star following Sirius. It will appear to stop, sniff around, then go in a completely different direction to The Boss.

    That will be my little bloke.

  167. 1735099

    Isra3li cabinet minister accused.

    (CCSTCMAAS)*

    * I’ll explain…..

  168. Can anyone give me the death toll from drive-through car accidents?
    Must be heaps, right?

    All that matters is that revenue is up and number of offenders booked is up.

    The two most important statistics for VikPol.

    Politicians and judges will not perform as required without revenue.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    The head of Parliament’s powerful intelligence committee has warned Australia is facing an unprecedented economic and national security test, likening the world’s approach to containing China to the “catastrophic failure” to prevent the rise of Nazi Germany.

    In comments that represent the strongest condemnation of Beijing by any member of the Morrison government, Andrew Hastie said “choices will be made for us” unless Australia confronted the reality of China’s ambitions.

    Great stuff, Mr Hastie.

    China can kiss our dicks.

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    Snap to GM for that last story…but you get a direct link from me!

    Missed it Bruce, apologies. By the by, the local maggies are getting very restless, territories being loudly proclaimed and engines on standby for a scramble and dogfight. Come this month’s full moon their ringing and rinsing warbling will echo through the night. Madam scrub wren has build a nest in my hanging cyclamen basket and sits in there attending home duties by the day. For a small bird the nest is a huge affair of domed grass and bits; all unnecessary as she is welcome under my roof extension.

  171. DrBeauGan

    In response to struth’s question about mirrors in my apartment, yes, of course, I need one when putting on my bow tie.

    You have to remember that two women here have told me I’m beautiful.

    I’ve stared at myself for hours, but I have to admit that I can’t see it.

  172. Geriatric Mayfly

    Watch out for the tiny little star following Sirius. It will appear to stop, sniff around, then go in a completely different direction to The Boss. That will be my little bloke.

    As long as he doesn’t start investigating any of those black holes, he should be hot to trot forever Calli.

  173. Geriatric Mayfly

    The edge of The Vortex has made landfall in mainland Tasmania. The supermarket shelves are are being stripped as I speak. Wonder who is going to be the missing skier this year.

  174. Lilliana

    The head of Parliament’s powerful intelligence committee has warned Australia is facing an unprecedented economic and national security test, likening the world’s approach to containing China to the “catastrophic failure” to prevent the rise of Nazi Germany.
    In comments that represent the strongest condemnation of Beijing by any member of the Morrison government, Andrew Hastie said “choices will be made for us” unless Australia confronted the reality of China’s ambitions.

    Kudos to Hastie but FFS it’s too late – look around you!!!! We have been betrayed and sold out.

  175. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rather not.
    Dan Rather calls on journalists to report what Trump ‘really believes,’ not what he says (7 Aug)
    Maybe he is trying for a job at the New York Times. They rather often do ‘fake but accurate’ too.

  176. C.L.

    The head of Parliament’s powerful intelligence committee has warned Australia is facing an unprecedented economic and national security test, likening the world’s approach to containing China to the “catastrophic failure” to prevent the rise of Nazi Germany.

    In comments that represent the strongest condemnation of Beijing by any member of the Morrison government, Andrew Hastie said “choices will be made for us” unless Australia confronted the reality of China’s ambitions.

    And after two years of Wussia, nobody dares to point out that Paul Keating now works for Beijing.
    He was at it again on 7.30 the other night.
    The difference between the Nazis and the Chinamen is that at least the Nazis didn’t own half the nation’s senior officials and – apparently – all of its former premiers.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Madam scrub wren has build a nest in my hanging cyclamen basket

    You are blessed GM. My fat peewee has been landing onto my hand and dropping his beakful of carefully collected nest material so he can refuel. Seems a waste of hard effort, but he just goes off and collects more. The peewee pair are nearly finished building their nest. They switch trees every cycle, jacaranda, ti tree, jacaranda #2 and now a red gum.

  178. John Constantine

    Not a lot of listed asx exposure to silver.

    SVL silver mines goes on a run this week as an alternative to the aussie dollar.

    Did take these up in a cap raise, sold the svl ords to recycle risk capital and just kept the svlob oppies. Be nice to still have em all now.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    I should add that the scrub wren in my birthing basket, is surrounded by white cyclamens, a nice touch for a bird confined as she is. Some flower heads have even pushed up into the delivery room itself.

  180. Mother Lode

    Beau Guest?

    Beau’s Chest?

  181. notafan

    I find the criticism of my adventures quite entertaining. Don’t stop. They suggest all sorts of I find the criticism of my adventures quite entertaining. Don’t stop. They suggest all sorts of responses.

    except when they are parodied

    then I get angry and accuse people of being ‘obsessed’

  182. “choices will be made for us”

    Historical irony.

    Our best hope is that Japan will keep them occupied for good while.

  183. candy

    “choices will be made for us”

    Like what?

  184. notafan

    Are the Canadian thrill killers gay

    I did get that impression

    And yes Leopold and Loeb like, though we might never know the reasons.

    Another fascinating one is the story of Juliet Hulme who reinvented herself as a very successful murder mystery author

    Parker–Hulme murder case

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Haven’t seen an angry word out of you yet DBG.

    Get some tail, then pop smoke and get on the plane.

    You know it’s the right thing to do.

  186. max

    They recline in the sun-warmed bunkers, elbows on the fringed grass edge. They look like eastern potentates. All they need to complete the scene is a water pipe.

    This sounds like some of the reputed experts called before the banking royal commission. Ken Henry for one.

    There’s a book just out in which he is described as lounging in the witness box like a sulky teenager.

  187. Fisky

    The difference between the Nazis and the Chinamen is that at least the Nazis didn’t own half the nation’s senior officials and – apparently – all of its former premiers.

    And the government didn’t allow over a million Nazis to immigrate permanently to boost the economy.

  188. egg_

    “(Bored to) Death in the Afternoon”

    A Cigar in the Tunnel – sequel to Murder on the Orient Express

  189. Roger

    The difference between the Nazis and the Chinamen is that at least the Nazis didn’t own half the nation’s senior officials and – apparently – all of its former premiers.

    Well said.

    We are burdened with a perfidious and venal political class.

  190. Fisky

    It’s only a matter of time before Beijing tiannanmens HK. Everyone knows it’s coming. So they tiannanmen HK, and have over a million Uyghurs in concentration camps. And still every former Labor leader is taking $$$ from Beijing unapologetically. What should we do with these scum? Are there laws we can use against them?

  191. Roger

    What should we do with these scum?

    Hope and pray for a day of reckoning.

  192. egg_

    The difference between the Nazis and the Chinamen is that at least the Nazis didn’t own half the nation’s senior officials and – apparently – all of its former premiers.

    Mr Bean no lie.

  193. Are there laws we can use against them?

    Not much you can do, until things get serious.
    Unless, of course, we can declare them to be ‘enemy combatants’.

  194. DrBeauGan

    When I get back to Oz, I expect a serious shortage of beautiful 23year old chicks lusting after my body. It should be quite restful.

    If I miss it, I can always return to Cuba.

  195. Geriatric Mayfly

    They recline in the sun-warmed bunkers, elbows on the fringed grass edge. They look like eastern potentates. All they need to complete the scene is a water pipe.

    Where are the come hither houris from the seven vales?

  196. Bogey, there are plenty of beautiful 23year old chicks here who will lust after your wallet.

  197. Farmer Gez

    Rosanna Arquette
    @RoArquette
    I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.
    3:22 AM · Aug 8, 2019·

    Will she be handing over her wealth to people of colour? No, she’s not quite there yet.

    I watched a bit of that Deep Blue movie she was in the other night.
    She should sincerely apologise for the bad acting. I was disgusted and ashamed that I witnessed such a goofy talentless bint.

  198. Mother Lode

    Abandoned almost immediately, as the local ‘Mob’ objected to whitey’s ways of studying the heavens.

    Seriously?

  199. Fisky

    It’s worth thinking of the million plus PRC citizens we took into Australia in the past decade and a half. Where does the inevitable Cold War 2.0 leave them? Are they on our side or theirs? This is kind of unprecedented because there are way more of them than there were Germans living here during WWII. So we’re going to have to talk about this issue, without the participation of the Left (who have nothing positive to contribute to anything, but especially this).

    Also, do we allow the Confucius Institutes to keep a beachhead in all our top unis? Do theyu stay or can we shut them down? What is the purpose of these organisations in the middle of Cold War 2.0?

  200. DrBeauGan

    incoherent rambler
    #3126264, posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:51 am
    Bogey, there are plenty of beautiful 23year old chicks here who will lust after your wallet.

    I’ve never met any, IR. Don’t move in the right circles, I guess.

  201. Fisky

    Uh oh. Just a PRC mouthpiece newspaper describing the HK protests as a “color revolution”.

    Global Times

    @globaltimesnews
    · 12h
    The anti-extradition bill movement has gone bad, and it has obvious characteristics of #ColorRevolution: Zhang Xiaoming, Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council. #香港

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    Abandoned almost immediately, as the local ‘Mob’ objected to whitey’s ways of studying the heavens.
    Seriously?

    Quite some time ago now, that I read of that objection to enlightenment ML. I do recall though, that some words other than ‘whitey ways’ were used, which were bordering on the derisory. The soubriquet escapes me.

  203. Roger

    Are they on our side or theirs?

    Observing the obedient little ChiComms disrupting pro-HK demonstrations on more than one Australian university campus is a taste of things to come.

  204. Fisky

    Observing the obedient little ChiComms disrupting pro-HK demonstrations on more than one Australian university campus is a taste of things to come.

    Hooray for “free trade”!

  205. Lilliana

    The difference between the Nazis and the Chinamen is that at least the Nazis didn’t own half the nation’s senior officials and – apparently – all of its former premiers.

    and current premiers and former prime ministers.

  206. egg_

    there are plenty of beautiful 23year old chicks here who will lust after your wallet.

    Some without dicks.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Kyle Bass
    @Jkylebass

    From a good friend of mine Patrick Jenevein – “More and more unclassified technical assessments of huawei’s equipment threats are reaching the public.” This is worth a read. #huawei @AmbCuiTiankai⁩ ⁦@HuaweiFacts⁩ ⁦@Huawei⁩

    https://twitter.com/Jkylebass/status/1159238695486144512

    Let’s never forget that our former Foreign Minister was/is a stooge for this perfidious company.

    And our former Trade Minister has enriched himself lobbying for the Chicoms.

    No one does corruption better than Australia

  208. egg_

    Observing the obedient little ChiComms disrupting pro-HK demonstrations on more than one Australian university campus is a taste of things to come

    Beyond parody.

  209. Beyond parody.

    Get with the program of your new (or soon to be) masters.
    Individual liberty and freedoms stand 2nd place to the Greater Good*.
    HK must be crushed.

    * strictly meaning “the greater good of the party leaders”

  210. stackja

    In 1940s and 1950s many leftists were happy to do bidding of USSR. How many now are followers of Red China?

  211. Black Ball

    First world problems. 5 bucks for a 285mL glass of Carlton Draught.

  212. egg_

    Get with the program of your new (or soon to be) masters.

    Fuk Mee?

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    “More and more unclassified technical assessments of huawei’s equipment threats are reaching the public.”

    If the chicoms had any sense they would’ve played a straight bat with Huawei until they totally dominated the IT industry. Now they’ve been sprung they’re having hissy fits. Bad strategy.

  214. mh

    And still Sam Dastyari is promoted in the MSM as some kind of loveable rogue.

    I guess Lord Haw Haw was a loveable rogue too.

  215. egg_

    HK must be crushed.

    The ebay orders will come direct out of Shanghai?

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    Greatest beer in the world BB.

    Mid-strength beer is for mid-strength men.

  217. C.L.

    Lilliana, I was using “premier” in the British manner, meaning former prime ministers.
    Hawke and Keating were/are loyal agents of Beijing.

    Keating told Leigh Sales on 7.30 that Australia should have nothing to do with US intermediate missiles deployed to counter China and should under no circumstances allow such weapons to be located on Australian soil. As he always does, Keating sought to hide his handsomely remunerated treachery behind anti-Trump boilerplate. That was good enough for Leigh.

  218. Mother Lode

    Can you imagine what it must be like to give a toss what Keating thinks?

    The ABC is a parallel universe.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    Moloch update:

    NSW A-G says he can’t stop sex selective abortions.

    Female empowerment!

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    Damnit! I thought my mountaineering days were over, but another peak stupid rears above the rest. On with the crampons once more. Hopefully there is a geological limit to these upwards and ever upwards demands on my failing prowess.
    Hollywood Actress Rosanna Arquette is apologizing for being born white, saying she’s ashamed of the privilege she believes her skin brings. Who she?

  221. Gilas

    DrBeauGan
    #3126216, posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:48 am

    The problem I envisage is escaping afterwards.

    You might THINK you can escape, but you’d be merely deluding yourself…
    She of the buxom, voracious variety has you analysed, confected and readied for remorseless plunder.

    But, like a well-evolved female spider, will consume what’s left after consummation.

  222. Black Ball

    Indeed Dragger. Remember my yoof the happy hour 7 ounce glasses being one dollar. Many fun times on those Fridays

  223. Infidel Tiger

    🐼GemmaTognini

    Verified account

    @GemmaTognini
    Follow Follow @GemmaTognini

    Abortion on the basis of sex-selection.
    So, a person is carrying a boy. Wants a girl. Can kill the baby. Because they wanted a different gender.
    NSW draft legislation allows for this.
    AG just clarified this on air with.
    Killing on the basis of gender selection.
    @SkyNewsAust

    Pure evil.

  224. John Constantine

    Bank of China faces a bout of public scrutiny after its emergence as the fifth largest lender to the Australian government sector behind the Big Four domestic banks.

    Disclosures in APRA’s monthly banking statistics show that a government customer borrowed A$100 million from the state-owned Chinese bank in October last year.

    It is rare for Australian governments or their agencies to borrow directly from state-owned foreign banks given the potential for such arrangements to create conflicts of interest for domestic governments.

    Banking Day has not been able to verify the identity of the government borrower, but the reporting of the loan to APRA coincided with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews signing a bilateral trade deal with the Chinese government on 8 October last year.

    If it is VIC it would be very interesting to know the terms.

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/daniel-andrews-hock-china/

    In the next four years, australias crush loaded states have committed to spending a quarter of a trillion dollars to bail out the infrastructure burden caused by the Ponxi developers throwing up dogboxes for millions of property consumers then taking the money and running before the infrastructure fails.

    One belt one road seems deliberately designed to seduce useful idiots like australias political class.

    Sign up now, spend big, and the next government has to figure out how to deal with being owned by the peoples liberation army.

    Comrade maaaates.

    Plus the quarter trillion just patches up the first failures, buys forty months, then the real borrowing has to start.

    What happens when the first big pulse of short life ruinables solar panels and windmills all wear out from 2025 to 2030?.

  225. Knuckle Dragger

    The 6oz pony BB. At backyard functions where barrels were spiked and refreshments had.

    A tough school, and a very reliable trap for young players.

  226. C.L.

    Moloch update:

    NSW A-G says he can’t stop sex selective abortions.

    Zoe’s Law has also been raised again but Hadley reported this morning that Berejiklian has ordered that can to be kicked down the road. In other words, she supports men who kill unborn children while bashing or killing their mothers. She doesn’t want these men to suffer any more than necessary. This, of course, is driven by the Nazi AMA whose official position is that Zoe’s Law’s basic premise is that an unborn baby is a human-being and that this cannot be acknowledged lest abortion be harmed.

  227. Mother Lode

    Who she?

    Someone who has only ever been taken seriously saying the words a scriptwriter has written, and moving in the way a director directed.

    She is the equivalence of a surgeon’s gloves that imagines that it has been performing life saving surgery.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    NSW A-G says he can’t stop sex selective abortions.

    Of course he can’t. From conception to 9 months, it will always be a clump of cells any human characteristic do not matter. But if safely delivered without being murdered in utero, they undergo an extraordinary metamorphosis, within a matter of minutes.

  229. notafan

    Abortion on the basis of sex-selection.
    So, a person is carrying a boy. Wants a girl. Can kill the baby. Because they wanted a different gender

    Not quite right

    99 percent of the time it is having girl wanting boy (based on what happens in the countries of a variety of our most recent immigration streams).

    In any case what is this talk of assigned gender?

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