Open Forum: August 31, 2019

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  1. areff

    Costner is good in Open Range:

  2. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3145335, posted on September 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Leigh

    Are you really NJ or kidding around?

    Would I kid?
    I am really in Cooba but keeping it on the downlow.

  3. notafan

    Yes people pretend that the new breed of self nominating ‘asylum seekers’ are stepping off a plane and immediately seeking asylum when in fact as Neil points out it is people who arrive on mostly student visas who much later try a switcharoo, only a small percentage of them being successful. The actual statistics have been posted here before.

    Chinese for example iirc having less than one in ten chance of being successful.

    Everyone is Falun gong.

    Nothing like as difficult to deal with as those who threw their passports overboatd, Lebanese masquerading as Syrians, Pakistanis masquerading as Afghanis etc.

    Claiming this government is somehow dishonest in all this is well very dishonest.

  4. notafan

    LL

    No show means you have established ‘dominance’

  5. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3145341, posted on September 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    LL

    No show means you have established ‘dominance’

    Yep, totally running the show.
    Mrs L telling her to “fuck off ya bint” might have contributed.

  6. I remember someone asking if this clip could be found – so here it is: Peter van Uhm : Why I chose a Gun.

  7. calli

    I don’t like Georgette Heyer. Too slushy and sentimental for me.

    Try “My Lord John”, Joh.

    The story of Henry IV and his brood. No slush. Sadly unfinished.

  8. Mark A

    johanna
    #3145257, posted on September 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Maybe they got a disease? It seems a much more likely cause than other birds, which were always around. And we now hear that they are disappearing in the UK as well. Hmmm …

    Maybe the Mao effect?
    (you know collecting flies and sparrows )

  9. Some History

    Mr Khan insisted he and his aides are “doing everything in our power” to slow climate change.

    Elton Con is arranging a press conference in defence of Sad Khan.

  10. zyconoclast

    Note the strategically placed bush.

    Calvin Klein is using plus-size models to reinvent its brand

    This past spring, you couldn’t miss her.

    Commanding 4,000 square feet of premium Soho air space and wearing nothing by CK underwear, the indie rapper Chika gazed knowingly from Calvin Klein’s massive billboard

  11. Whalehunt Fun

    but there is the same Communist government in power in Vietnam now as when we were welcoming them in the late seventies and early eighties.

    LOL. I mean just LOL. The same government 45 years later. Sure. They must be pretty grey now.

  12. notafan

    What has changed?

    Concentration camps closed?

    No longer South Vietnamese government employees, capitalist running dogs or known devout Catholics with targets on their backs?

    I had a work colleague who was a boat person who spent three years in a refugee camp in the Philippines before being invited to come here, devout Catholic and former respected teacher, he was still getting hauled in for questioning by the secret police when he went home to visit his elderly mother in the 2010s.

    It’s just an incredibly stupid question really.

  13. calli

    Bugger! I worked hard to slim down sufficiently to fit into Calvins. It was a rite of weight loss passage.

    Now the fatties are wearing them.

    Time to get out the Quickunpick and remove the red leather label.

  14. calli

    Jeans. Not undies. I’m a Bonds kinda gal.

  15. Some History

    Mr Khan insisted he and his aides are “doing everything in our power” to slow climate change.
    Elton Con is arranging a press conference in defence of Sad Khan.

    Elton would have done this sooner but his private jet from his holiday home in Nice to his 18-bedroom mansion in Puerto Vallarta was slightly delayed. And now he’ll need to take the jet back to London. Elton is a tireless Climate Change Emergency™ crusader.

  16. calli

    The family has just rolled out the door, replete with canapés, barbecue, cake, port and cognac.

    An excellent Fathers’ Day spread. Dad had a grin from ear to ear as The Beloved plied him with good things.

    Mum giggled and pretended to disapprove.

    Good times.

  17. Cassie of Sydney

    “It’s just an incredibly stupid question really.”

    Nota…everything he writes is incredibly stupid.

  18. Dr Fred Lenin

    I have been giving money to sick animals for years ,of course I didnt know they were sick whhen I backed them .

  19. egg_

    How do you make a Kevin Costner movie even worse?

    Make it a musical?

  20. bespoke

    Score!

    Chock covered nuts, and a T-shirt with “Shhhhhh no one cares” plus bacon and eggs raps.
    Boys coming for dinner.

    Life is good

  21. Tom

    Whitney Houston screeching I Will Always Lovc You is revenge on music fans who love soothing, mellifluous, trained female singing voices. Just as well she was a drug-addled tramp we’ve all forgotten.

  22. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – Gerard Henderson

    https://youtu.be/L2V9UAjtxMM

  23. Some History

    Sad Khan: “I will stoically endure the numerous first-class flights, the 5-star accommodation, the 5-star dining, the 5-star touring, and the 5-star entertainment to spread the Climate Change Emergency™ message.

  24. will

    some loon upthreat is carrying on about american homicide rates in the US

    In fact, once the homicide rate amongst a certain demographic is removed, the USA has a lower homicide rate than many European nations. Unfortunately the FBI no longer disaggregates the statistics by ‘race’.

    also –
    Of the 86 countries …identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public shooting murder rate. Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Russia all have at least 45 percent higher rates of murder from mass public shootings than the United States.

    oh and Mass Shootings Aren’t Becoming More Common

  25. Sinclair Davidson

    Just as well she was a drug-addled tramp we’ve all forgotten.

    That’s a bit harsh.

  26. Eyrie

    Re HK: I’d say the Chicoms have lost the consent of the governed.

  27. BrettW

    Will,
    That is a great way to adjust the crime stats in a country.

    Remove the biggest offender group and hey no problem.

    Absolute genius.

    The South African police are looking for a new crime analyst. You should apply and use your new technique.

    Who knew Switzerland was ahead of USA in mass shootings ? They must have the best analysts covering up their shootings as you don’t even read about them in the papers.

  28. Ellie

    For you Whitney Houston. May you RIP from the judgmental among us.
    Watch “Christina Aguilera – Beautiful (Official Music Video)” on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/eAfyFTzZDMM

  29. thefrollickingmole

    Whitney Houston screeching I Will Always Lovc You is revenge on music fans who love soothing, mellifluous, trained female singing voices.

    Are you me?

    The whole whoop and screech style of music, jazz, gospel and funk are like nails on a chalkboard to me.
    Horrible stuff.

    Heres one of Whitneys greatest hits albums, an hour of the stuff.

  30. Some History

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3145371, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    Just as well she was a drug-addled tramp we’ve all forgotten.
    That’s a bit harsh.

    Agree with you, Sinc. Here’s Whitney… Live… Outdoors. Don’t think you’d get a better rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”.

    Whitney Houston – Star Spangled Banner (1991 SuperBowl)

  31. thefrollickingmole

    Just goes to show, even crack cocaine isnt all bad.

  32. thefrollickingmole

    Albo busy signalling Australian visas are worthless and if the ALP get back in the smugglers are back in business.

    Anthony Albanese has spoken directly to Scott Morrison, urging him to stop the deportation of a Tamil asylum seeker family currently being held on Christmas Island, calling it “publicly funded cruelty”.

    Why do they find the verdict of the high court wrong?

    Even the paper is knowingly and willingly lying.

    Nadesalingam and Priya fled Sri Lanka due to persecution and arrived in Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013. After living in Biloela for years, on 5 March 2018 the family of four had their home stormed by Australian Border Force officers accompanied by Serco guards and were moved to immigration detention in Melbourne.

    Except the various levels of courts have found that wasnt the case at all.

    Skin suit girl drapes her usual one on to perform for the cameras.

    “As a Christian Australian, my message to our Christian prime minister Scott Morrison [is to] open your heart,” Keneally said.
    “Understand what the gospel calls us as Christians to do. It is the parable of the good Samaritan. Where we welcome in our land the stranger, where we treat them with compassion and kindness. This is an opportunity … for him to show Christian leadership, this is an opportunity for him to reflect on what the gospel calls us as Christians to do.

    “We’re having a debate right now in Australia about religious freedom. Religious freedom only matters if we as religious people speak up for the values that we hold dear and that’s why I call on our prime minister to do the right thing as a Christian but also do the right thing as the prime minister of this nation.”

  33. MPH

    IPA renewal email received. Have they done anything to assist in the case for reducing immigration? I trawled their website and couldn’t find anything directly focused on the matter. Can’t bring myself to renew if they aren’t going to tackle the most fundamental issue facing Australia.

  34. zyconoclast

    will
    #3145369, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:08 pm
    some loon upthreat is carrying on about american homicide rates in the US

    In fact, once the homicide rate amongst a certain demographic is removed, the USA has a lower homicide rate than many European nations. Unfortunately the FBI no longer disaggregates the statistics by ‘race’.

    This from 2017
    FBI Table 43
    Arrests
    by Race and Ethnicity, 2017
    [12,599 agencies; 2017 estimated population 253,405,839]

    Murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrests.
    White 4188 (44%)
    Black 5025 (53%)

    USA Census Bureau 2018 population percentage
    White 76.5%
    Black 13.4%

    I will let someone else to do the maths.

  35. calli

    Labor Leader Anthony Albanese says revelations senior officials knew of an alleged $100,000 illegal donation from a Chinese property developer should be a catalyst for cultural change within the party.

    I suppose de-registration of the party in NSW in view of the criminal activity isn’t on the agenda.

    If not, why not?

  36. calli

    Religious freedom only matters if we as religious people speak up for the values that we hold dear

    So she’s changed her mind about killing babies in utero, has she?

    If not, pipe down, Nobody’s Girl.

  37. Mark A

    thefrollickingmole
    #3145375, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Whitney Houston screeching I Will Always Lovc You is revenge on music fans who love soothing, mellifluous, trained female singing voices.

    Are you me?
    The whole whoop and screech style of music, jazz, gospel and funk are like nails on a chalkboard to me.
    Horrible stuff.

    You are certainly not alone but we are in the minority here, I stopped commenting on the noise offered here by some, as they got offended.

  38. calli

    To think these a-hats toppled a Premier over an undeclared bottle of plonk.

  39. Roger

    …this is an opportunity for him to reflect on what the gospel calls us as Christians to do.

    The only thing the Gospel calls us to do is repent and believe.

    Sincere Christians can disagree on immigration without calling each other’s faith into question.

  40. Tintarella di Luna

    Religious freedom only matters if we as religious people speak up for the values that we hold dear

    So says Obied’s Judy

  41. Tintarella di Luna

    Obeid — my Lebanese and English on the decline after a fortnight away

  42. MatrixTransform

    Tintarella, did I read yr in Tuscany?

    My mother is in Pitigliano, Grosseto at the moment.

  43. Chris

    I learned to read when I was four.
    That was a long time ago.

    So what, I learned to read when I was five.

  44. thefrollickingmole

    Kristina Keneally

    Verified account
    As a Catholic woman, I’m very disappointed by Francis’ comparison of abortion to “hiring a hitman”. It lacks empathy & understanding of the circumstances that many women face – poverty, violence, inequality, inadequate medical care and social services, lack of fertility control.


    Kristina Keneally

    Of course this would be more likely to happen if there were women in leadership roles in the church.


    Kristina Keneally voted very strongly for legalising euthanasia

  45. Muddy

    Labor Leader Anthony Albanese says revelations senior officials knew of an alleged $100,000 illegal donation from a Chinese property developer should be a catalyst for cultural change within the party.

    cultural change = fine-tuning of procedures to minimise any tangible dissonance between them and official policy.
    Concise definition: Tweek it & sneak it.

  46. Muddy

    Tweek or tweak?
    This requires a separate thread.

  47. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile Emma Walters has failed to turn up at the Horsham magistrates Court -on the ground that she is ‘changing lawyers’. Rescheduled till October.

    One wonders what would have happened if Pell had tried that on.

  48. Muddy

    Oh. Big format fail too. Meant to only bold ‘cultural change.’ Bugger.
    Carry on.

  49. Old Lefty

    She’ll probably be on the Supreme Court by then.

  50. notafan

    Why is this family so very very special.

    We all know as soon as they go the progs will drop them like a hot potato.

    Maybe they could gofundthen a home and business start up in Sri Lanka.

    Fat chance.

  51. Roger

    Religious freedom only matters if we as religious people speak up for the values that we hold dear

    The lady who gives gratuitous advice to the pope also believes all Christians – nay, all religious people, no less – share her “values”, which apparently include open borders.

  52. bespoke

    Mark A
    #3145385, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    You are certainly not alone but we are in the minority here, I stopped commenting on the noise offered here by some, as they got offended.

    Don’t. This whole don’t judge thing belongs to ‘Progressives’ along it’s inconsistency. Very passive aggressive too.

  53. Anthony

    Who is responsible for all the gun murder in the US? How many generations of Americans have been brought up in front of the silver screen and the idiot box? I blame Hollywood for brainwashing their youth into accepting the idea of gun murder.

  54. Tel

    https://www.heritage.org/index/images/scoresovertime/2019/vietnam.jpg

    There’s been substantial improvement in individual freedom in Vietnam. They clearly aren’t as free as Australians, or Americans but the trend is generally good.

    Unfortunately the chart only goes back to 2015, and if you want to make estimates before that I would guess it would be down in the low 40’s or maybe worse.

  55. thefrollickingmole

    Anthony

    Decline and destruction of the family unit leaves boys in particular getting their cues for manhood from glorified turds instead.

    A large part of the reason for the “black” community in the US being so disfunctional is because of this. “White” illegitimacy rates are approaching the black 1970’s level, it will be horrific if the outcomes are that “built in”.

    Worst thing is, it was completely predictable and even highlighted back in the 70’s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Negro_Family:_The_Case_For_National_Action

    Contents
    In the introduction to his report, Moynihan said that “the gap between the Negro and most other groups in American society is widening.”[6] He also said that the collapse of the nuclear family in the black lower class would preserve the gap between possibilities for Negroes and other groups and favor other ethnic groups. He acknowledged the continued existence of racism and discrimination within society, despite the victories that blacks had won by civil rights legislation.[6]

    Moynihan concluded, “The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.”[7]

    More than 30 years later, S. Craig Watkins described Moynihan’s conclusions: Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema (1998):

    The report concluded that the structure of family life in the black community constituted a ‘tangle of pathology… capable of perpetuating itself without assistance from the white world,’ and that ‘at the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family. It is the fundamental source of the weakness of the Negro community at the present time.’ Also, the report argued that the matriarchal structure of black culture weakened the ability of black men to function as authority figures. That particular notion of black familial life has become a widespread, if not dominant, paradigm for comprehending the social and economic disintegration of late 20th-century black urban life.

  56. Roger

    Who is responsible for all the gun murder in the US?

    Much of it, like the weekend shoot up in Chicago, is carried out by gangs.

  57. bespoke

    I blame Hollywood for brainwashing their youth into accepting the idea of gun murder.

    Rubbish! what mole said.

  58. Tel

    Heritage index: Vietname vs Cuba.

    Better chart going back to 1995 and Vietnam beats Cuba all the way along, by increasing amounts over time.

  59. John Constantine

    https://ohpi.org.au/

    Online hate prevention institute.


    OHPI @OnlineHate

    We welcome @FionaPattenMLC’s efforts to strengthen laws against #hate but urge they be adopted as new laws not changes to the existing law. New laws will help against hate targeting groups, for bullying of individuals we have Brodie’s Law https://ohpi.org.au/stopping-trolling-and-gendered-based-hate/

    Too many banned words to link to, but the godless commos of new matilda actually attack the online hate prevention institute, claiming that it is hate speech to prevent the caliphate from hating birdwords.

  60. thefrollickingmole

    bespoke

    I would say one feeds into the other.
    The kids with absent fathers have to be getting their version of manhood from somewhere, and “Bitches and ho’s” filmclips by steroid sucking man babies wouldnt help.

  61. Cassie of Sydney

    “MatrixTransform
    #3145390, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    Tintarella, did I read yr in Tuscany?

    My mother is in Pitigliano, Grosseto at the moment.”

    There was once a thriving Jooooish community in Pitigliano….it used to be known as “little Jerusalem”. You can still buy traditional Jooooish pastries in the town.

  62. John Constantine

    Victorian Member of Parliament and leader of the Reason Party Fiona Patten has announced a push to introduce a bill to the Victorian parliament “designed to stop trolling in its tracks”. Her proposal is to alter the existing Racial and Religious Tolerance Act to give it wider coverage.

    Her press release states:

    “Racial and Religious Tolerance Amendment Bill 2019 will extend Victoria’s anti-vilification laws – currently only reserved to racial and religious vilification – to hate speech based on gender, as well as disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.”

    At the Online Hate Prevention Institute we’ve been monitoring all forms of hate since 2012. Racism and religious vilification are the most common form of hate targeting a segment of the community, but when it comes to cyberbullying individuals, gender plays an enormous role. The hate directed against women almost always makes use of gendered based hate. The messages of hate often include sexual references and messages relating to sexual violence are common. Such comments are often designed to drive women off the platform all together. In some cases they are part of an coordinated and constant bombardment which comes from many different users and therefore makes it far harder to take effective technical action such as blocking the perpetrators.

    The distinction between the bullying of individuals and attacks on segments of the community is important here. There is already a Victorian law against serious bullying (including online) and it carries a penalty 20 times higher than that for serious racial or religious vilification. Brodie’s Law can into effect in 2011. As the Department of Justice and Community Safety explains:

    Brodie’s Law applies to bullying occurring anywhere in the community, such as workplaces, schools, sporting clubs and on the internet including email or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

    Bullying is often characterised by a course of conduct that can include behaviour such as threats and abusive and offensive words or conduct. Serious bullying may also include conduct or behaviour that is intended, or could reasonably be expected, to cause the victim of the bullying to engage in suicidal thoughts or thoughts or actions that involve self-harm.

    The more general attacks, that is those not seeking to bully a specific individual, would however be assisted with a new law. TO send the message most effectively, however, it should be a new stand alone law and not an alteration to the existing Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.

    The law sends a strong signal about the values of our society and what is and is not acceptable in our community. It does this regardless of how often it is actually used. The law against serious religious vilification, passed in 2001, was used for the first time in 2017. Adding new laws against other forms of hate speech won’t necessarily lead to many prosecutions, particularly if it is modelled on the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic) which has a high threshold before criminal action can be pursued, but it will send a positive signal.

    A law modelled on the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act and extending coverage to gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics, in addition to the coverage on race and religious belief / practice, would provide a message and some additional protection again hate targeting segments of the population on these grounds. It would be possible to further extend this message and legal protection to include hate based on characteristics such as political views, union membership and refugee / asylum seeker status. There is value in this when it comes to hate targeting a group.

    As mentioned, when it comes to bullying of individuals, whether it occurs on the basis of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics any other specific basis or no basis at all, Victoria already has a strong laws in place against such bullying. Brodie’s Law, which commenced in June 2011 is a law against serious bullying which carries a penalty of up to 10 years imprison. That’s a far more higher penalty than the 6 month imprisonment for serious racial or religious vilification. The proposed laws won’t be as effective as Brodie’s Law in protecting individuals, and as currently proposed, as an amendment to the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, their substantial effect would be to weaken the message that Act currently sends. On the other hand, if such laws were introduced as a separate Act or series of Acts, modelled on the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, they would send a useful message and potentially also have some positive effect against hate targeting groups of people based on the listed characteristics which would be protected. Their additional protection in the case of the bulling of an individual would, however, be minimal as in those cases Brodie’s Law will usually be a better fit.

    Related media

    Josh Butler ‘New ‘Anti-Trolling’ Laws To Stop Online Abuse And Harassment‘, 10 Daily, 28 August 2019

    Their andrewsville cronies to look at lawsw making it illegal to wrongthink about the crony big donor unions that funded the andrews government into power.

    Wrongthink about corrupt bribing of politicals is the crime, not the corruption.

    How blatant and banal and buggered can politics in australia get?.

  63. John Constantine

    https://ohpi.org.au/a-thread-of-anti-religious-hate/

    I don’t know if this is using the weapons of the left against it or not, or if it is mutually assured destruction.

  64. Some history:

    Sad Khan: “I will stoically endure the numerous first-class flights, the 5-star accommodation, the 5-star dining, the 5-star touring, and the 5-star entertainment to spread the Climate Change Emergency™ message.

    Of course he will.
    It’s par for the cause when one suffers from virtue arrogance.

  65. Mark A
    #3145385, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    You are certainly not alone but we are in the minority here, I stopped commenting on the noise offered here by some, as they got offended.

    I stopped listening to her when she decided practicing her scales was music, and all the sycophants around her agreed.

  66. John Constantine

    Their fiona pattens new anti hate proposals would make it easier for trolls to attack victorian based Cat posters.

    Social credit rankings, chicom secret police drawn up lists of dissenters, all could snowball once wrongthink is criminalised.

  67. None

    thefrollickingmole

    #3145380, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    honesty Keneally is such a low rent grub. And of course pvo is not going to sit in judgement of her not keeping her faith in check.

  68. Top Ender

    Isn’t this normal behaviour for Adelaide?

    Drunk driver towed burning trailer for 2 kilometres around Adelaide, SA police say

  69. Tintarella di Luna

    My mother is in Pitigliano, Grosseto at the moment.

    MatrixTransform, lovely party of Italy – yes we’re in Montespertoli about 200 kms north of Pitigliano, Grossetto – having a quiet romantic few days in a lovely agriturismo overlooking the Tuscan countryside.

    It’s a beautiful day with a burning blue sky, I hope your mum is having a wonderful holiday, ah la Bella Italia what an amazing land of history and traditions – we have been mostly in the Veneto with our relatives and have seen so many historic towns and places of interest of which I knew nothing.

    I came on holidays here 11 years ago for the first time, I hope I can come again sooner than that, we’ll see because there are circumstances at home on which that will depend.

  70. C.L.

    Great work by Paul Colitis at Quadrant.

  71. Tintarella di Luna

    You can still buy traditional Jooooish pastries in the town.

    I wonder how far back that goes Cassie because I was watching a program with Mary Berry who visited a part of Rome in which

    gli Ebrei

    have made their breads and pastries for 700 years. Can’t remember the name of the part of Rome.

  72. bespoke

    thefrollickingmole
    #3145411, posted on September 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    bespoke

    I would say one feeds into the other.
    The kids with absent fathers have to be getting their version of manhood from somewhere, and “Bitches and ho’s” filmclips by steroid sucking man babies wouldnt help.

    Sure it’s the couture just saying no one did a school shouting inspired by John Wane.

  73. Roger

    Great work by Paul Colitis at Quadrant.

    Yes indeed.

  74. mh

    SpaceForce7
    @Space_Force7
    Pray for our fellow meme makers in Hong Kong
    https://twitter.com/Space_Force7/status/1167579708525096960?s=20

  75. Johno

    I just got given a bottle of GLENGOYNE 18 years whisky. Any thoughts on how good it is.?

  76. bespoke

    Send it to me Johno I’ll let you no.

  77. MatrixTransform

    There was once a thriving Jooooish community in Pitigliano

    I don’t know if my step father was circumcised … never thought to ask.
    🙂

    he did have a terrific nose though

    missed my chance to travel there with them both now that he’s passed.

  78. Cassie of Sydney

    “honesty Keneally is such a low rent grub.”

    Yep. She has no shame. She is utterly, utterly despicable.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    I find it notable that there is no hint yet of a name for the Odessa/Midland shooter, just that he’s apparently a white guy in his ’30s. Curious. My suspicious mind makes me think there’s something of interest about him that the authorities are apprehensive about.

  80. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3145425, posted on September 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm”

    The Jooooish community in Pitigliano dated back hundred of years…no longer though…destroyed during the war. Tinta….I have a cookbook which I will share you with you when you return….Italian Joooish recipes from Tuscany….very unique recipes.

  81. Tintarella di Luna

    I have a cookbook which I will share you with you when you return….Italian Joooish recipes from Tuscany….very unique recipes.

    Deal Cassie

  82. Black Ball

    FMD. Seeing a lady for the last couple of months. That’s fine, but she likes Australia Has Talent. Which is fine. But the last 2 weeks has had Joel Creasy and now a cross dressing fag named Hans. Who is a complete fuckwit, I believe Kochie has him on the Sunrise program. They guffaw at everything he says, even if it’s as mundane as paint drying.

  83. C.L.

    I learn from Colitis that the accuser’s first port of call was Bernard “$50,000” Barrett.
    Imagine my surprise.

  84. Zyconoclast

    I find it notable that there is no hint yet of a name for the Odessa/Midland shooter, just that he’s apparently a white guy in his ’30s. Curious. My suspicious mind makes me think there’s something of interest about him that the authorities are apprehensive about.

    They must be having trouble uploading his manifesto.

  85. Black Ball

    Bruce of Newcastle, it was a burglary gone bad?

  86. mh

    They must be having trouble uploading his manifesto.

    😆

  87. DrBeauGan

    LL got stood up by Maria because she was cooking dinner for me. She brought two children with her, her daughter and an 18 month old nephew.

    It was a reminder of domestic bliss and why I loathe it. I return to a life of solitude in 8 days from now, unless hurricane Dorian obtrudes. I’ve never been in a hurricane before, so it might be worth a delay, but I hear it’s unlikely. Oh well, I’ll just have to make do with two small children instead.

    The solitude will be wonderful even if Perth weather is awful.

  88. MatrixTransform

    Tinta,

    mum’s gone off air and got the sh!ts with FascistBook lately so it’s hard to tell but I can be pretty sure she’ll be happy….for the most part.

    The Old Bastard’s only been gone for about 5yrs and so its something of a big step her going back.
    She’ll be right … tough old bird

    Wise man.
    Dino!! … you know … things were much better when they were worse!!

    Happy Father’s Day old man… it was you that made me to cook, garden and build.

  89. will

    BrettW
    #3145373, posted on September 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Will,
    That is a great way to adjust the crime stats in a country.

    Its not adjusting crime stats, its analysing them to craft public policy and get perspective. There have been a few comments on this. More importantly, it indicates that many areas of the USA are as safe as anywhere, even with the 2nd amendment gun rights. To wit, it is unlikely that the 2nd causes higher murder rates, rather culture is the dominant factor. You may have seen crime maps of the USA. These correspond with Democrat controlled areas of the country. Many of these areas have strict gun control laws, and much like Mexico (with even stricter laws), they seem to have no impact on the gun murder rate.

  90. Roger

    I learn from Colitis…

    Collits.

    Barrett:

    A.k.a. Xavier O’Byrne?

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I just got given a bottle of GLENGOYNE 18 years whisky. Any thoughts on how good it is.?

    Half your luck, Johno, rather drinkable indeed – just a splash of water, no ice, and remember the old Scots toast “Wha’s there like us? Damn few, and they’re all dead.”

  92. Johno

    Bloody hell!! I just looked it up. $150 a bottle. Better be as good as Jack Daniels at that price. I could get two litres of JD for that.

  93. Percy Popinjay

    Bluddee hell – Fox is replaying the lowlights of the Aus V SA test at the SCG Jan 1994.

    Went to the last day (free admission and the National Park was going up in flames) and had a chat to Warnie before the play. What a disaster that day’s play was. Chasing a very low total, they still couldn’t get it.

  94. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-01/turning-vegetable-waste-into-nutrient-rich-supplements/11452812?sf218532130=1&fbclid=IwAR0lWbLBNUo6GABH_UeQnjLtYRiM-3iIjBi_2dIxlADdsDL8bg80AvOzsVc

    Rations for the military, rations for old folks homes, rations for schoolkids.

    The future is multinational chemical companies producing ration pills and ration bars for the State, to replace raw food.

    It seems far-fetched but Australian farmers could soon be producing broccoli and cauliflower pills: one serve of vegetables in a tiny capsule.

    The horticulture industry hopes a demand for nutrient-rich powders and supplements will create a new market for vegetables and solve the problem of farm waste in the process.

    Nutrient pills for schoolkids, like the old school milk program.

    Chemically enhanced with smart drugs for concentration?.

    What about adding Soma to prevent class disruption and dissent?.

  95. Percy Popinjay

    And Martyn holes out …

    41 degrees that day. That’s an Ozzie summer day.

  96. John Constantine

    Feed the prison system with high nutrient ration bars, chemically treated for docility.

    With many regional food processors under financial strain from rising transport, energy and labour costs, Mr Free said finding a market for the waste had never been more important.

    The carrot fibre is already used in meat patties and sausages and the company is developing higher-value products to sell into the nutraceutical market, which specialises in supplements.

  97. Arky

    Someone science-y check my sums please:
    There are 5 x 10 ^ 21 litres of air on the planet @ 0 C and sea level volumes.
    There are also approximately a billion motor vehicles on earth.
    Therefore, if every vehicle was a 5.0 Litre V8, which ran 24 / 7 at 2000 RPM, they would use:
    525600 x 1 x 10 ^ 9 x 2000 x 5 Litres of air per year.
    Therefore it would take 2000 years to process all the Earths atmosphere through all the internal combustion engines we currently have.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I could get two litres of JD for that.

    Scotch whisky is the drink of gentlemen. Jack Daniels is fit only for treating fungal infections in human beings, and blowfly strike in Merino sheep.

  99. Johno

    I am mainly a beer drinker.I have over,the years trained my offspring to buy German, Czech and Belgian beer.Lately though they have taken to buying me spirits and wine. I recently got a one litre and two 700mil bottles of JD. Lovely stuff. The wine usually comes in wooden boxes and kind of intimidates me. No Jacobs Creek Cabernet Shiraz though.Pity.
    I might just put the Whisk up on the shelf for now.

  100. egg_

    Therefore it would take 2000 years to process all the Earths atmosphere through all the internal combustion engines we currently have.

    Some ICE engines are now claimed to clean the air passed through them.
    Cop that, Greenoids.

  101. egg_

    Australian farmers could soon be producing broccoli and cauliflower pills:

    Are they lighting their farts?

  102. Black Ball

    And Martyn holes out …
    41 degrees that day. That’s an Ozzie summer day.

    And Martyn had to wait again for redemption. Churn thousands of runs at Shield level. His 2000 World Cup was glorious. He must shake his head at the current crop, along with Stuart Law, Jamie Siddons, Brad Hodge et al. Cox from Tasmania. Greg Blewett. Fat fucken coach, Lehmann. As for bowlers, need more Anthony Stewart.

  103. Arky

    With all those tree farts clogging up the atmosphere with oxygen, we are going to have to build a lot more V8s.

  104. Siltstone

    Steve trickler
    Love your links to the Brit in Russia. I was just a tourist across siberia but very minute rings absolutely true. Would love to return there.

  105. Arky

    Another way to look at it:
    Burning a tree is essentially just turning it from a solid into a gas.
    Therefore burning trees increases the volume of the Earths atmosphere.
    Let’s start with all the Eucalypts.

  106. Arky

    In fact, if we gave every human on Earth a 5.0 Lt V8 and made them drive all day every day, it would take nearly 300 years to run the planet’s atmosphere through all those engines.

  107. mh

    Pro-Democracy Protests Escalate in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong island late on Saturday afternoon and into the night, flouting government bans imposed against public assembly.

    Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of Beijing’s rejection of an appeal for universal suffrage for Hong Kong that ignited the 79-day “Umbrella Movement” in 2014.

    Many of the mostly peaceful protesters wore black along with face masks to avoid identification from facial-recognition technology, while some sported plastic suits as protection against police water cannons that fired an indelible blue liquid that burned the skin, causing irritation and swelling.

    One organizer known as “Ling-Ling” told Breitbart News that the youth are resisting Beijing’s slow but methodical encroachment into Hong Kong life, evidenced in education, media, government, and immigration.

    China has been buying up bookstores and publication houses,” Ling-Ling said, “and communist literature is becoming the norm in bookstore windows, something completely foreign to our traditions here.”

    The 13 weeks of demonstrations began in June, following efforts by Hong Kong’s pro-China Chief Executive Carrie Lam to push through legislation that would allow extradition of Hong Kong nationals as well as foreigners to be tried in mainland China.

    The extradition bill was suspended but not permanently withdrawn, and many in Hong Kong fear it is just a matter of time before it resurfaces.

    One of the five key points of contention underscored by demonstrators has been the erosion of Hong Kong’s democracy. While Hongkongers still vote for their representatives, they do so out of a pool of candidates vetted by Beijing, so that only pro-China politicians can be elected.

    Moreover, every day of the year some 150 Chinese migrate on average into Hong Kong, in what many Hongkongers believe to be a systematic effort to dilute the Hong Kong population, making it more amenable to Chinese rule by bringing in residents who grew up without the freedoms that native Hongkongers take for granted.

    On Friday morning, police arrested several of the student leaders of the pro-democracy movement, including Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Agnes Chow Ting, as well as at least three pro-democracy lawmakers, Cheng Chung-tai, Au Nok-hin, and Jeremy Tam Man-ho.

    As the protests advanced into the night Saturday, they became more contentious and demonstrators clashed with riot police at a number of points around Hong Kong island.

    Around the city, brick sidewalks were torn up and used as weapons to throw at police, who came armed with tear gas, water guns, and rubber bullets, as well as live ammunition.

    For the second time in a week, police fired live rounds into the air in an effort to repel a mob near Victoria Park.

    Protesters have decried the use of “excessive force” by police, calling for an independent investigation into their tactics. They claim that video footage shows a number of so-called Hong Kong police speaking in Mandarin, instead of the local Cantonese language, suggesting that Chinese police have been brought in to supplement Hong Kong security forces.

    In mid-August, over 1,000 doctors and nurses staged a sit-in against police brutality, saying they had treated numerous serious wounds including broken bones and head wounds caused by police. During lunch hour protests, physicians, nurses, and health workers from 13 public hospitals joined demonstrations wearing black masks, some of them wearing white eye patches in protest against the eye injury suffered by a female demonstrator in Tsim Sha Tsui.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/01/pro-democracy-protests-escalate-in-hong-kong/

  108. Nick

    Moreover, every day of the year some 150 Chinese migrate on average into Hong Kong, in what many Hongkongers believe to be a systematic effort to dilute the Hong Kong population, making it more amenable to Chinese rule by bringing in residents who grew up without the freedoms that native Hongkongers take for granted.

    This has been happening for years.
    Strangely though, the Chinese’ attempts at indoctrination have failed despite the imported 5th column.

  109. JD

    Keep the water from boiling by breaking the thermometer 🙂
    This is more Steve Kates territory. A really good lecture on Hayek and the Road to Serfdom. The USSR model vs the National Socialist vs the Italian mob in the 1930s and 40s. The quote above (around the 10 minute mark) got me hooked to watching the whole lecture.

  110. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/bebe-rexha-posts-very-revealing-photo-this-is-what-30-looks-like/news-story/21460522e0cae2142e7ef6fa295c2a65

    I have no clue who this sheila is or how she qualifies to be a celebrity, whatever that means these days so I have not read the article that may explain her.

    I would be prepared to have a punt that she would be front and centre to scream harassment if some gormless bloke accidentally brushed against her.

    Doing the reverse hello sailor in a g string to best display her beefy arse to the world of Twitter notwithstanding.

  111. Eyrie

    “Let’s start with all the Eucalypts.”
    +10000

  112. mh

    This has been happening for years.
    Strangely though, the Chinese’ attempts at indoctrination have failed despite the imported 5th column.

    Looks like the Communists have now run out of patience and are moving to the next phase. Force, terror, and violence.

  113. herodotus

    I find it notable that there is no hint yet of a name for the Odessa/Midland shooter,
    OK, not a Republican, Baptist, heterosexual and monogamist conservative?
    WTF?

  114. Ocerburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/bebe-rexha-posts-very-revealing-photo-this-is-what-30-looks-like/news-story/21460522e0cae2142e7ef6fa295c2a65

    Take 2

    I have no idea who this Sheila is and don’t feel deprived that I am unaware of why she is a celebrity, whatever that may be in modern times.

    I’m sure she would be a harassment screamer if a bloke bumped into her, notwithstanding her doing the reverse hello sailor in a g string to best show off her beefy arse to world of Twitter, that I don’t do either.

  115. Breakfast on the new veranda at the Noosa Surf Club.
    They may be ungrateful, undeservedly superior, demanding, begging, sneering; “can you slip down to look after the kids for a few days”, typical rug-rat terrorists; but that was nice.
    Even the Pommy one came out.
    Suck on that new-age scum.

  116. MatrixTransform

    “Wha’s there like us? Damn few, and they’re all dead.”

    first try
    Glen Moray peated.
    a seductive $42 … lacks subtlety
    walked in the door and tore all my shirt buttons off straight after dinner

  117. Overburdened

    SD
    Re Whitney

    Harsh but fair.

    I wonder if this post will make it through the process?

  118. Overburdened

    Well that one got through so I’ll give it another crack.

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/bebe-rexha-posts-very-revealing-photo-this-is-what-30-looks-like/news-story/21460522e0cae2142e7ef6fa295c2a65

    Don’t know who she is or what makes her a celebrity.

    I reckon she would be first out of the blocks to scream harassment if some gormless bloke inadvertently brushed against her.

    Putting a pic of your beefy arse in a g string doing the reverse hello sailor on the internet notwithstanding.

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    “herodotus
    #3145474, posted on September 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    I find it notable that there is no hint yet of a name for the Odessa/Midland shooter,
    OK, not a Republican, Baptist, heterosexual and monogamist conservative?
    WTF?”

    What…not a gun toting, NRA member, white, working class male?

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    first try
    Glen Moray peated.
    a seductive $42 … lacks subtlety

    Peated whiskies are an acquired taste – if you don’t like them, I’d recommend Ardberg, or anything from the Speyside.

  121. Overburdened

    My contempt for a whole swathe of the planet’s population is complete.

    Luckily I know no one in the Celebrity Class.

    My time is spent with those chewing the gristle and those trying to relieve their circumstances.

  122. MatrixTransform

    the Moray is very Speyside and Im not complaining.

    …hang on a sec, she’s very demanding.
    right. back now

    its very forward but much better with some air and water and warmth.

    It ain’t Ardbeg or laphroig or caol ila … but its a giant leap from teachers (to which they’ve recently added $10 per bottle at Dan’s)

  123. MatrixTransform

    righteo …Les Norton on now.

    turning out better than I expected.

    … now where’s that Kit Kat …?

  124. Overburdened

    And then I go back to my camp and go surfin, worm pullin, fishin.

    No celebrities there either.

    Maybe I should become a vlogger and gain a cult following, teaching everyone how harrowing it is to be a celebrity, whilst infuriating PETA by pulling worms and catching fish.

  125. MatrixTransform

    worm pullin

    beach worm?

    good stuff!

  126. Bubbles

    Breakfast on the new veranda at the Noosa Surf Club. Nice.
    They may be a bunch of ungrateful; undeserving, superior, mendicant, “can you slip down for a few days baby sitting”; “can you help-out with the school fees” rug-rats; but they are great. The Pommy one even turned-up.
    Remind me what are you offering as an alternative Turdville baby killer Glad non-mother sociopath.
    You all believe that you have won. History (not taught in your propaganda institutions) says that you will fail.

  127. Overburdened

    Sometimes even more fun than fishin.

  128. dover_beach

    Great work by Paul Colitis at Quadrant.

    Yes indeed.

    Quite, but I’m a little surprised he didn’t mention Magistrate Wallington and her appearance on Faine’s Conversation Hour with Milligan a mere six weeks before Cardinal Pell was charged and would have to very shortly appear before her. How that appearance doesn’t prejudice Pell’s committal hearing is beyond me.

  129. Gab

    They not really interested in upholding the Faith. They’re more interested in worldly acclamation.

    ‘Long overdue recognition’ as a Victorian diocese votes to bless same-sex couples

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-01/same-sex-marriage-blessings-wangaratta-anglican-diocese/11468984

    How long before the Catholic clergy buckle?

  130. P

    C.L. #3145438, posted on September 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I learn from Colitis that the accuser’s first port of call was Bernard “$50,000” Barrett.
    Imagine my surprise.

    Roger #3145446, posted on September 1, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    A.k.a. Xavier O’Byrne?

    Pell the victim of cruel treatment – October 17, 2002

  131. notafan

    Never.

    No offence but Anglicanism bowed to the zeitgeist at the 1930 Lambeth conference and simply simply being bowing lower ever since.

    Pope Francis is something but name one fundamental thing Catholic church has shifted on despite the wants and wishes of the likes of KKK.

  132. notafan

    I suspect a couple of individual priests have done the wrong thing but so what?
    Individual priests have done far worse, and don’t we know it.

  133. Ivan Denisovich

    Looks like the Communists have now run out of patience and are moving to the next phase. Force, terror, and violence

    An interesting piece bearing in mind it was written more than a year before the protests began this year:

    Dark days are ahead for Hong Kong and Taiwan as Beijing’s hardline strategy continues.

    Twenty years ago, when Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty, the city was allowed to retain its own economic and political system under the framework “one country, two systems.” The agreement guaranteed that Hong Kong will function as a special administrative region (SAR) of China until 2047 and ensured that the city will able to exercise political freedoms and civil rights such as a separate legislature, freedom of speech, and independent judiciary.

    Many fear that these rights are now being rapidly eroded in Hong Kong, as Beijing has intensified its control and influence over the city. The disappearance of five booksellers in 2015 was the most worrying sign of how the long arm of Beijing is violating the Basic Law in Hong Kong. Furthermore, in recent years the media and book publishing industry has experienced a severe shake-up, with the takeovers of newspapers in Hong Kong by pro-Beijing businessmen and incidents of violent attacks on reporters. These developments underscored deepening sentiments that intimidation and interference by political and commercial interests have triggered self-censorship and caused press freedom to deteriorate in the city. Moreover, Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law to exclude two elected legislators as well as its attempts to change history courses in school curriculum have only further exacerbated the growing fears that Beijing is undermining the territory’s autonomy.

    The PRC’s heavy-handed approach to Hong Kong is not an isolated trend. Taiwan has also seen intensifying activities from Beijing trying to isolate and intimidate the island democracy. Since President Tsai Ing-wen, who leads the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), assumed office in 2016, cross-strait relations have nose-dived. In trying to destabilize the Tsai administration, Beijing has resorted to a number of military and economic threats against the island. Other measures include a suspension of the mechanism of regular dialogue with Taipei and limiting the flow of mainland tourists to Taiwan.

    Outside Taiwan, Beijing’s bid for to isolate Taiwan internationally has inter alia involved blocking Taiwan from participation in international organizations as well as pushing Taiwanese nationals abroad to be deported to mainland China for crimes they committed overseas. On another interesting note, Xi Jinping’s report at the 19th Communist Party Congress prompted many commentators to speculate that Beijing may have set a deadline for the reunification of Taiwan. In the report Xi declares that China has entered a “new era,” in which the nation is to achieve the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” by 2050. Listed as a part of this great rejuvenation is the reunification of the Taiwan, thus implying Beijing should have control of the island by 2050.

    Given the growing sense of Chinese nationalism, this increasing assertiveness in core territorial issues resonates well with a domestic audience. However, discontent among the populations of Hong Kong and Taiwan toward Beijing is widespread. Although economic affluence on the mainland has improved significantly, people in the two territories do not seem to feel any more attraction for Beijing. Rather, the more they get a taste of Beijing’s presence, this has inexorably led to growing alienation and anti-mainland sentiments in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The narrative of PRC as the representative element of Chinese national rejuvenation starkly contrasts with Hong Kong and Taiwan’s development of separate identities from China.

    The predetermined “reunification narrative” of the PRC remains, however, as an integral part and driving force of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and also pervades the general public in China. This excessive focus on reunification leads to the failure of Beijing to understand – or consider – that the resistance in Taiwan and Hong Kong reaches beyond just taking part in opportunities in China’s economic growth. These two territories have developed identities and lifestyles separate from the Chinese mainland during decades apart from PRC. More importantly, key to this sense of differentiation are democratic ideals and the sense of wanting to protect freedoms and rights that simply don’t fly with the regime in Beijing. People in general in Hong Kong and Taiwan are not willing to negotiate away these liberties.

    Calls for Hong Kong independence and brawls between local and mainland students across university campuses are largely a result of this growing concern. In Taiwan, the massive protests of the student-led Sunflower Movement and the electoral landslide victory of DPP were directly related to the fear of the island becoming too enmeshed with PRC.

    From Beijing’s side, the hardened stance partly reflects Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power, which involves a hardline approach in these two regions. But it is also a result of a broadly more assertive and confident China in international affairs. A stronger PRC has always entailed a more uncompromising approach on its core issues. Yet, questions arise over what Beijing sees ahead as the best ways forward in order to reach its end-goal of the “great rejuvenation.” What does the PRC leadership consider a productive strategy to achieve the Chinese Dream peacefully?

    The current strategy surely speaks straight to the hearts of many on the mainland, but it is equally certainly not winning many hearts and minds in either Hong Kong nor Taiwan. Consequently, the repeated calls from the CCP leadership for Hongkongers to have a stronger sense of Chinese identity are having the opposite effect.

    It is plausible that Beijing has lost belief in a willing reunification and integration with Taiwan and Hong Kong, respectively. Ultimately, the end goal of the “great rejuvenation” led by the CCP supersedes the ambition of a peaceful incorporation of the two territories. Territorial division is a core issue that is a symbol of colonial humiliation for China and national unification is ingrained in the story of China retaining its rightful place on the international scene. Any distractions are subordinated this enclosure of history. China is now the strongest it has been in centuries, and considers itself in a position powerful enough to up the ante in these two regions.

    It is therefore reasonable to expect a further intensification of activities from Beijing in both Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hong Kong will relentlessly continue its persistent resistance in trying to defend and sustain precious freedoms and rights. However, any dissent against the government in Beijing will likely be met with increasing intolerance from the CCP……….

    In the future, China is likely to double down on its efforts to further isolate Taiwan on the international scene. Through intimidation and economic sanctions, it will seek to gradually cut Taiwan off from international support. With delegitimizing and destabilizing measures such as military activities surrounding the island and propaganda campaigns, Beijing may seek to ultimately strip Taiwan of its de facto independence. The intention with this would be to potentially weaken the population and corner it into a state of hopelessness in order to stoke a sense of disbelief in the Taiwanese political system. This way, Beijing may be trying to shift from a de jure unification strategy toward a de facto unification strategy by “hollowing out” Taiwan.

    It would be desirable if measures focused on increasing mutual understanding between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. But at the moment the course looks set instead on a downward spiral. As Xi Jinping has paved the way for staying on as president beyond 2023, his hardened stance is unlikely to shift. The result of this, however, risks antagonizing these populations even more against China and only exacerbate the voices calling for independence.

    https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/chinas-hardened-stance-on-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

  134. rickw

    FMD. Seeing a lady for the last couple of months. That’s fine, but she likes Australia Has Talent. Which is fine. But the last 2 weeks has had Joel Creasy and now a cross dressing fag named Hans. Who is a complete fuckwit, I believe Kochie has him on the Sunrise program. They guffaw at everything he says, even if it’s as mundane as paint drying.

    I just saw that Australia Has Talent shit while picking up a pizza. LGBTQ normalisation agenda moving up a gear.

  135. notafan

    The article itself refers to two Anglican priests who have a same sex relationship of 20 years duration.

    The Episcopals were way ahead of Wangaratta of course.

  136. Gab

    Pope Francis has named a list of new Cardinals. A couple of them are known to be gay and then there’s Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna. He is a great supporter of #LGBT Catholics and wrote the foreword for the Italian version of James Martin’s book “Building a Bridges”. Takes it to 125 Cardinal electors and the most leftist conclave ever. So yeah, like I said, give it time.

  137. calli

    He said social attitudes in relation to same-sex couples were changing.

    “It’s about inclusivity. It’s about God being God of all people.”

    Bandying about his idea of who God is to suit “social attitudes”.

    False shepherd.

  138. Gab

    The new Cardinals are:
    1. +Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and leading historian on Islam.
    2. ++José Tolentino Mendonça, Librarian of the Holy Roman Church, second rate Portuguese Poet, consecrated a Bishop only last year; stated in 2018 that that Jesus didn’t “establish rules” and who promotes the theology of a dissenting nun who defends the legalization of abortion and homosexual “marriage.”
    3. ++Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Catholics make up 2.7% of the population.
    4. ++ Juan García Rodríguez, Archbishop of Havana, famously refused to allow Summorum Pontificum.
    5. ++ Fridolin Ambongo Besungu O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Kinshasa, DRC. An African Bishop with close collaboration with the German-speaking Episcopacy.
    6. ++ Jean-Claude Hollerich S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg, Pro-EU, anti-Populist, incredibly political Prelate.
    7. +Álvaro Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Social justice warrior, sympathetic to Liberation Theology.
    8. ++Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, collaborator with Sant’Egidio, infamously contributed to the Italian translation of Fr. James Martin SJ, LGBT book
    9. ++ Cristóbal López Romero S.D.B., Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco. A Muslim majority country, where 0.7% of the population are Catholic.
    10. Fr. Michael Czerny, SJ, Undersecretary for the Migrants & Refugees Section, an issue close to heart of Pope Francis/

  139. notafan

    Christ made a promise, I am very confident he will keep it.

    The Church has stood firm for 2000 years and still has many good faithful priests, bishops and laity.

    Even some gay clergy in the Catholic Church have recently surprised with their steadfastness again significant pressure.

    In any case not all same sex attracted people support gay ‘marriage’.

    gene robinson

  140. Gab

    The new Cardinals are:
    1. +Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and leading historian on Is lam.
    2. ++José Tolentino Mendonça, Librarian of the Holy Roman Church, second rate Portuguese Poet, consecrated a Bishop only last year; stated in 2018 that that Jesus didn’t “establish rules” and who promotes the theology of a dissenting nun who defends the legalization of abortion and hom ose xual “marriage.”
    3. ++Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Mu slim-majority country. Catholics make up 2.7% of the population.
    4. ++ Juan García Rodríguez, Archbishop of Havana, famously refused to allow Summorum Pontificum.
    5. ++ Fridolin Ambongo Besungu O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Kinshasa, DRC. An African Bishop with close collaboration with the German-speaking Episcopacy.
    6. ++ Jean-Claude Hollerich S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg, Pro-EU, anti-Populist, incredibly political Prelate.
    7. +Álvaro Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Social justice warrior, sympathetic to Liberation Theology.
    8. ++Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, collaborator with Sant’Egidio, infamously contributed to the Italian translation of Fr. James Martin SJ, L GB T book
    9. ++ Cristóbal López Romero S.D.B., Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco. A Mu slim majority country, where 0.7% of the population are Catholic.
    10. Fr. Michael Czerny, SJ, Undersecretary for the Migrants & Refugees Section, an issue close to heart of Pope Francis/

  141. bespoke

    “It’s about inclusivity. It’s about God being God of all people.”

    Isn’t that a given?

  142. bespoke

    I mean the big buy is God even for unbelievers like me.

  143. dover_beach

    My own view is that there’s nothing in the Bible that understands the sorts of relationships that we are talking about, in this day and age.”

    Sure, sure.

    “This is a long overdue recognition that if God is love, and faithful persons are living together in love, then the church ought to bless those persons in the name of God,” Bishop Parkes said.

    I can already see this clown bless polyamorous relationships on the grounds of ‘love’ and then claiming that

    there’s nothing in the Bible that understands the sorts of relationships that we are talking about, in this day and age

    A lot of whitewashing, sorry, work is being done by ‘this day and age’.

  144. notafan

    I’ve been rereading Georgette Heyer, as previously mentioned I think they are a hoot, now rereading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, loved all her books as a kid, though I did think she was a male author 🙂

    I might even reread Lion Witch and the Wardrobe etc next.

    I’ve picked up and put down so many modern books for adults lately, no patience with progressive themes hard to find the readable I may as well read old favourites.

  145. P

    calli #3145501, posted on September 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    It’s about God being God

    In January 1958 I attended a Christian Endeavour conference in Adelaide for two weeks. Most denominations of all the protestant churches were represented.
    I have a satin bookmark in my beautiful KJV Bible to this day from that conference which reads:

    Let God be God in everything,
    In heart, and mind and soul, Let God be God in everything,
    And sanctify the whole.
    Let God be God in everything,
    And yield to Him you all –
    Let God be God in everything,
    And let Him take control.

  146. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3145506, posted on September 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    “It’s about inclusivity. It’s about God being God of all people.”

    Isn’t that a given?

    Sort of, but being the God of all people, doesn’t mean he approves of all actions of all the people all of the time.

    He laid down a few rules to be followed or go to hell, literally, unless repenting but for some misdeeds even that doesn’t guarantee a full absolution and a ticket to heaven straight away.

    I find it funny in a way that peeps don’t or don’t want to understand that.

  147. None

    Even if poor colitis is wrong on his network theory it’s instructive that all the key players in the get pearl Saga have very little personal integrity and credibility. It is unusual to find so many grubs in a conglomerate. To this mix one can add Wallington but also Maxwell one of the appeals judge’s who I think is on the board or was on the board of Liberty Victoria. I pointed out way before the appeals hearing that he would be biased given Liberty Victoria’s actions against the church. And it was evident during the hearing that he was trying to find ways to uphold the prosecution’s case and we also from his abysmal judgement that he is no judge.

  148. Gab

    Tried to post the list of Cardinals and their slant but the spamainator ate my post.

    You can see them on this twitter thread. https://twitter.com/CatholicSat/status/1168109929942724608

    “Which ever way you cut, this is the most liberal, left leaning consistory in the history of the Holy Roman Church. Gone are the days of Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, where progressives and conservatives were named Cardinals in balanced and equal numbers.”

    And one of the Bishops was only consecrated in 2018 and a year later he’s a Cardinal. And he’s the one who said that Jesus didn’t “establish rules” and he – Bp Mendonça – promotes the theology of a dissenting nun who defends the legalization of abortion and homosexual “marriage.”

    Read the list, it is disturbing.

  149. twostix

    My own view is that there’s nothing in the Bible that understands the sorts of relationships that we are talking about, in this day and age.”

    The bible doesn’t describe a litany of degenerate nations and civilisations that had acceptance of all manner of weird degenerate “relationships” in them collapsing?

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    Black Ba ll.

    We’ve all had dry patches. Part of life. Little droughts, but much like the weather it always changes.

    Don’t sacrifice yourself on the altar of Australia’s Got Talent. My God, man.

    Life’s too short. Find one that likes watching footy or boxing or something. The price is too high to pay.

  151. Gab

    “Notable in this consistory is the pro-Is lam, pro-illegal immigration, pro-LG BT advocacy of its members. Really quite striking.”

  152. feelthebern

    I think this is the best Super Bowl anthem.

  153. twostix

    When the credits rolled on The Australian Dream after its premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, it was met with a 10-minute standing ovation.

    They stood there clapping for ten whole minutes??

    I’ve been saying for ages: the urban professional middle class of 2019 is suffering mass mentally illness. Truly, normies had better figure out what we’re going to do to declaw them or they’ll Jonestown us all.

  154. None

    A growing number of eastern suburbs mothers are signing up to work as sex workers, often without their husbands’ knowledge, to pay for “extras” like Botox, private school fees and designer clothes.

    A 46-year-old eastern suburbs mother of a 16-year-old girl, and 18-month old boy, said the growing number of websites offering “transactional sex” offered ways to meet men which were “safer than Tinder.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-sydney-mums-earning-botox-money-with-sex-work-20190830-p52mbr.html

    Gross.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A growing number of eastern suburbs mothers are signing up to work as sex workers, often without their husbands’ knowledge, to pay for “extras” like Botox, private school fees and designer clothes.

    They used to be called “Harlots.” Whats the politically correct term?

  156. Nick

    Oh no Zulu, you can’t ‘slut shame’

  157. None

    Gab it us up to lay people to start agitating now. Sadly most church leaders have been borderline hetetics and hypocrites.

  158. None

    They used to be called “Harlots.” Whats the politically correct term?

    Whores.

  159. egg_

    Oblivion on 7mate – pretty good

  160. None

    Gene Robinson making this big brouhaha so he can marry his sodomite pal and then doesn’t even last 5 years before they divorce.

  161. feelthebern

    Oblivion on 7mate – pretty good

    It’s one of Tom’s best.

  162. Black Ball

    She loves the footy Dragger to be sure. Otherwise I wouldn’t go to hers with a six pack of Carlton Draught and stay the night after viewing the footy and perhaps 60 Minutes.

  163. None

    Would Australia ever have the balls to haltt trade with China in protest over their brutality I HK?

  164. None

    Would Australia ever have the cojones to halt trade with China in protest over their brutality in HK?

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, all right then BB.

    Go your hardest, you crazy cat. Just make sure to laugh AT the homos, not WITH the homos.

  166. Steve trickler

    The journey continues.



  167. MatrixTransform

    Sometimes even more fun than fishin

    first ya get the beach worm … opalescent baby dragons.
    then you gets the mullets. skanky muddy bastards
    then you gets the big bream up the estuary .. glorious.

    its all very Lion King

  168. Mark A

    Black Ball
    #3145532, posted on September 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    She loves the footy Dragger to be sure. Otherwise I wouldn’t go to hers with a six pack of Carlton Draught and stay the night after viewing the footy and perhaps 60 Minutes.

    A six pack for a match and the night, eh?
    What’s her poison then?

  169. Muddy

    notafan
    #3145510, posted on September 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve picked up and put down so many modern books for adults lately, no patience with progressive themes hard to find the readable I may as well read old favourites.

    Give the Asterix series a go. It’ll blow yer freakin’ mind.

  170. min

    Jacinta Price spoke on Mind the Gap. Bridging the indigenous Divide at Hawthorn Town Hall ,Victoriastan this evening . Because of threats, like Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Haidt recently, they did a bag search.
    Cats will be pleased to hear that Jacinta did not do Welcome to the Country or the other drivel about respect to past present and future elders as she said it was all made up and not traditional .
    After showing pictures of her mob she said she was also glad she had not won her seat in Parliament because when she saw other indigenous MPs turn up in possum skins she wondered how her traditional dress , a piece of string round the middle and not even any ochre , would have gone down.
    I commented on the cultural appropriation of the lot who did Welcome to the Country for Parliament opening as they wore black tights t shirts and a grass skirt and pushed for only traditional dress for these ceremonies on a post here so hope she keeps pushing for traditional dress only .
    An excellent speaker who said thefocus on the dysfunction in communities not symbolic treaties, is the way to go and children should be removed from neglect, abuse etc. She also reiterated the violence did not arrive with the first fleet.

  171. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “Very rarely was actual sex involved – you invent a psycho drama and play with them creatively as the dominant person,” she said.

    No man ever would pay for that.

    She needs to come to terms with the miles of cock she’s taken.

    NTTAWTT.

  172. JC

    Never hit a woman? How about sending this one to the afterlife. Father should have taken off his shirt, wrapped it around his arm, disarmed and killed her there in the street.

    https://nypost.com/video/woman-slashes-3-year-old-boy-with-a-knife-in-random-attack/

    The father was gutless.

  173. mh

    She needs to come to terms with the miles of cock she’s taken.

    Yep.

  174. MatrixTransform

    She needs to come to terms with the miles of cock she’s taken.

    miles per hour?

    …its a service economy and efficiency matters

  175. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    No JC.

    You’re not a good man. There is no such thing as being a cuck and the pussy is ALWAYS worth psycho bitches, even slashing the throats of infant children.

    Women also ought to be treated less harshly in the legal system…because they’re equal.

  176. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    miles per hour?

    Good lord.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve picked up and put down so many modern books for adults lately, no patience with progressive themes hard to find the readable I may as well read old favourites.

    I’m re – reading my “Biggles” collection.

  178. duncanm

    Why have local audiences abandoned Adam Goodes and The Australian Dream?

    When the credits rolled on The Australian Dream after its premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, it was met with a 10-minute standing ovation.

    “That indicates that progressive audiences are receptive to the film and its message of the racial prejudice shown towards Adam Goodes,” he said.

    The ticket sales prove the film’s point.

    .. just fuck off already.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘you invent a psycho drama’

    Easy peasy.

    ‘With this ring, I thee wed……..’

  180. MatrixTransform

    Good lord.

    litres per 100?

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘When I worked in one sex club at Bondi Junction the receptionist did the linen.’

    She’d want to be the best paid receptionist in Sydney.

  182. MatrixTransform

    there’s always electric vehicles … but Aldi’s run outta C cells again

  183. MatrixTransform

    Sorry

    I blame the whisky.

    …as you were

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Six foot four (196 cm) and 140 kg. This is Rahkeem Cornwall, the West Indian making his Test debut against India.

    He is, obviously, a massive unit. Gets around like Fat Albert throat deep in pingers.

    A living testament to the idiocy of sports science.

  185. Sinclair Davidson

    I’m going to put in a good word for Meatloaf.

  186. Natural Instinct

    1994 !!!!
    I think the problem is that 2011 is not 1994.

  187. dover_beach

    I highly recommend Roosh V’s vlog as he travels across the US by car. I’ve watched a few and they’ve been quite entertaining.

  188. Top Ender

    “Straight pride” march in Boston:

    Parade marchers held cards and posters with slogans like “Straight Lives Matter” and “Make Normalcy Normal Again”.

    Many waved American flags. A “Trump 2020” sign featured prominently on one truck.

    The parade’s path wound its way from Copley Square to City Hall, where many counterprotesters gathered. The demonstration drew a heavy police presence.

  189. Steve trickler

    Late night comedy courtesy of Avi.



  190. Sinclair Davidson

    Yes. Alas. Meatloaf’s voice is gone.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Counter to Meatloaf.

  192. duncanm

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3145522, posted on September 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm
    They used to be called “Harlots.” Whats the politically correct term?

    progressives like to use the word ‘sluts’ quite a bit.

  193. Tintarella di Luna

    Wise man.
    Dino!! … you know … things were much better when they were worse!!

    Happy Father’s Day old man… it was you that made me to cook, garden and build.

    So MatrixTransform you have DNA roots in La Bella Italia? – just another layer in the diversity of the Cat — ciao paesano

  194. Shy Ted

    My guess is that not 1 person who stood and clapped for 10 minutes at the Goodes film has ever been to a footie match.

  195. Top Ender

    Peter Dutton: ‘Why Tamil family must go’

    Following a day of national protests in support of a Tamil asylum seeker family facing imminent deportation, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has spoken out on why they must return to Sri Lanka and why he won’t take a ‘moral lecture’ on the issue.

    EVERY migration case is complex and there are hundreds of cases each year where we grant visas to families with sick children, elderly visitors to our country who have fallen ill or people who have heartbreaking stories otherwise.

    In every case the detail is scrutinised and on compassionate grounds yearly we help literally thousands of people including the primary applicant as well as their family members. The public rarely hear the detail of that compassion because the individuals don’t seek media attention.

    The case of the family from Sri Lanka is also a complex case and has attracted a lot of media attention with many false claims by refugee advocates and Labor opportunists.

    The mother and father arrived illegally by boat in 2012 and 2013 respectively. They were part of the 50000 people who arrived on 800 boats under Mr Rudd and Ms Gillard.

    Labor initially put them into detention and they were told all those years ago that, on the details they provided, they were not refugees under the UN definition so they would have to go home. They were told that they would never settle permanently in Australia, just like many others who arrived by boat. They never accepted that decision.

    They have gone on to appeal to the Federal Magistrates Court, the Federal Court and the High Court, costing the Australian taxpayers millions of dollars.

    They have explained their circumstance to every decision maker and Judge and every one of them has rejected their claim for protection.

    That is that they are not refugees.

    The UN estimates there are some 68 million people in the world today who similarly want a better life.

    The civil war in Sri Lanka is now over and Tamils from around the world have returned to their country and have been accepted back by a democratically elected inclusive Government. It is true though that Sri Lanka still doesn’t have the industry, welfare system or job opportunities we enjoy in Australia.

    Apart from the family in question, 1500 other Sri Lankan’s with similar stories who arrived in Australia by boat have already been deported back to Sri Lanka and others will follow. They have done so safely and have re-started their lives in a country now marked by peace and not war.

    It’s not that this family or those in the 68 million figure are unworthy or not sincere in their desire to live in Australia. The reality is our Government, with the support of the majority of Australians, has taken tough decisions over a number of years now to keep our borders secure and people off boats.

    At the same time we have brought refugees in who, in many cases faced imminent death or persecution, and their cases are much more compelling than those who are not refugees but simply want a stronger financial future for their families.

    The other reality is that we have a cap of 18750 refugee places each year and we take those most in need. In the year before last, which included the Syrian intake, we took more people through our Offshore Program than in any year over the last 30.

    That is not a fact you will hear acknowledged by the advocate groups and Labor leaders who are still guilty that their management of our borders saw 1200 people drown at sea.

    I have not had one death at sea on my watch and I don’t intend to let that happen now.

    The Ministers in that period would still live with the images and briefings of children half eaten by sharks and others placed in detention.

    We won’t take a moral lecture when the reality is we have a compassionate approach that is helping thousands each year, but where somebody has been told consistently all the way through to the High Court that they are not refugees, then those people have to return back to their country of origin.

    Advocates claim a high moral ground but their approach results in people dying. Other Sri Lankan families with beautiful young children were part of the 1200 who died at sea, and they shouldn’t be forgotten in this debate.

    We do have to make tough decisions in some cases and compassionate decisions in others. We have been fair, clear and consistent for a long time: we are not allowing people who arrive by boat to settle in Australia.

    This family had been told long before they had children that there was never a prospect of them remaining in Australia.

    Like many other countries, Australian law provides that children born here to non-citizens adopt the status of their parents. If the opposite was the case, that is if children born in Australia to non-citizens automatically became citizens, and by extension their parents, there would be many more than 50,000 people arriving by boat and having children on arrival.

    There has been six Sri Lankan ventures that have been intercepted, disrupted or failed already this year.

    The people smugglers are alive and well and watch all of these cases very carefully. They will look for any opportunity to market and sell their evil product.

    We have got all of the children out of detention who were put there by Labor and we are not returning to the days of hundreds drowning helplessly at sea.

    Peter Dutton is Home Affairs Minister

    Herald Sun

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Late night comedy courtesy of Avi.

    My compliments, Steve Trickler, the best laugh I’ve had in a long time…..Ummm yes arrrgh, errrr yes, I’m a Communist..

  197. Top Ender

    And now this:

    ASYLUM seekers have attempted to bust through Australia’s national security fortress again for the fourth time in as many months, with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton declaring the “threat is very real” after another rickety boat was intercepted at sea.

    Australian taxpayers have picked up the tab to fly home 13 suspected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, intercepted by Australian Border Force under Operation Sovereign Borders on August 7 in waters west of Christmas Island, it can be exclusively revealed today.

    Just weeks after Mr Dutton met with Major General Craig Furini and Vice Admiral De Silva in Colombo in June to strengthen ties in defeating people smuggling operations, the old fishing-type vessel left Sri Lanka for Australia on July 25, was intercepted almost two weeks later and those on board returned home by plane on August 18.

    Daily Tele

  198. egg_

    miles per hour?

    @ roughly 10,000 c0cks/mile

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘Ballet Shoes’ by Noel Streatfield. A book to re-read sometime. I loved that story of a foundling left with a pair of ballet shoes in the crib. How I longed to be a foundling with such talent, and brought up by an absent minded and kindly old man who provided lessons. I made do with second rate ballet lessons in a church hall at two shillings a week which I mostly paid for myself from waitressing weekends at 13. Brief as my ballet years were, they did open my eyes to high culture when not much else did. I became besotted with books about ballet and the history of ballet.

    Girlfriend up from Tassie this weekend was also a would-be ballerina. We met at a Salsa dance class in Hobart six years ago. I picked you as ballet-trained, she said, coming over to speak to me, and we have been close friends ever since.
    _____

    Hope all the dads on the Cat had a great Father’s Day today. Hairy was not forgotten although by now the kids have slacked off in the presents department. Bottle of wine if they are in town does it these days. Our son, his wife and new bub are in London. New bub came up with a Dad’s Day present of a first tooth. Grandpa Hairy received a fine pic of it; a tiny white point in that gummy baby mouth.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hassan Wraydeh jailed for leaving lover Gina Abdallah to die after crashing stolen car in Punchbowl

    Mother of two Gina Abdallah died injured and alone after her boyfriend fled the scene of the car accident he caused. Hassan Wraydeh even wiped the door, to prevent fingerprint tracing on the stolen car he crashed in Punchbowl in 2016.
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    September 1, 2019 7:23pm

    Mother of two Gina Abdallah died injured, alone and classified a “Jane Doe’’ after her boyfriend had fled the scene of the car accident he caused.

    Hassan Wraydeh even wiped the door, apparently to prevent police tracing his fingerprints on the stolen Mitsubishi Lancer which he crashed in Punchbowl in 2016.

    “Gina, Gina, can you hear me?” he screamed in the wake of the crash as Ms Abdallah suddenly took a few breaths before he said “she’s OK … she’s just in shock”.

    Instead of stopping to help his critically injured girlfriend he used his jacket to wipe his driver’s side door in an apparent attempt to remove fingerprints before fleeing the scene.

    Beneath contempt.

  201. MatrixTransform

    So MatrixTransform you have DNA roots in La Bella Italia?

    Whoar, that’s a mystery.
    My step-father was Italian … from Pitigliano

    I’m the eldest but quite different to my bio-brothers and sisters.
    similar, but not the same.

    there’s a running joke that i’m not really primo of the anglo line but that dear old mum may or may not have had liaisons with the charming Italian bus driver who who happened to work on the same bus line…at around the right time…as my apparent bio-father

    nobody dares ask!
    but only for want of not being lied to.

    my Italian is sketchy, but by god I can cook.

    The daughter #1 is fluent and did 6 months in Sardinia when she was 15yo on exchange, and another year not that long ago as au pair etc

    She’s infected with the food problem too.
    Of which I’m proud

    casa è quello che sai

  202. Tintarella di Luna

    casa è quello che sai

    indeed and long may it be so.

  203. MatrixTransform

    enjoy that Tuscan sun Tinta

    … the old bastard would say that the world is both big and small

    were it less big, I’d be sharing a whisky with him right now

  204. MatrixTransform

    well… probably Limoncello ….

    what ever

  205. Steve trickler

    Her clips on K’s channel are back. They were removed. I do not know why.

    Stay away from TV Talent Shows, Jess. Avoid them.



  206. None

    That communist woman and that young man in the AVI video are pure thugs. Demanding a person leave a public space. Where do these fuckwits get off.

  207. Tintarella di Luna

    enjoy that Tuscan sun Tinta

    Thanks Matrix — Prosecco on the chill for tonight – I have a friend who agrees that it’s a small world but says he wouldn’t want to paint it. Cheers

  208. Tintarella di Luna

    Tutto il mondo e un paese

    — all the worlds a village

  209. Tintarella di Luna

    That communist woman and that young man in the AVI video are pure thugs

    That was a young man? If he’d laid a hand on Avi I’m pretty sure Avi’s Krav Maga skills would have left him a little stunned to say the least.

  210. John Constantine

    Rakheem Cornwall, the big unit plucks a screamer, then dashes in celebration.

  211. John Constantine

    Cornwall, before losing forty pounds.

  212. Louis

    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/top-judge-worried-forensic-evidence-putting-innocent-people-behind-bars-20190823-p52k3l.html

    So the same judge who’s happy to send you to gaol based on the word of one witness (the victim) on events from 20 years ago, says he has grave concerns about the reliability and use of forensic science in trials.

  213. johanna

    MatrixTransform
    #3145537, posted on September 1, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Sometimes even more fun than fishin

    first ya get the beach worm … opalescent baby dragons.
    then you gets the mullets. skanky muddy bastards
    then you gets the big bream up the estuary .. glorious.

    Oh yeah.

    Probably the happiest times of my childhood were fishing with my old man. We would collect cungevoi, worms, pippies etc for bait, being too poor to buy it.

    We didn’t catch much, but had great times. I got to go rock-pooling while he cast and cast in the hope of catching the lollapalooza. Which never happened. Rock fishing in the 1960s was pretty hit and miss for amateurs.

    I called him this morning, still sentient at 93, great news for me as part of the gene pool.

    Cats and kittehs, if you have kids, please do low tech, possibly boring things with them involving the beach or the bush. Trust me, they will never forget them.

  214. I’m re – reading my “Biggles” collection.

    There’s some heavy reading in there.
    Some of those are pretty stodgy, especially some of the stuff written in the 1960’s.

  215. Louis#3145592, posted on September 2, 2019 at 12:34 am
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/top-judge-worried-forensic-evidence-putting-innocent-people-behind-bars-20190823-p52k3l.html

    So the same judge who’s happy to send you to gaol based on the word of one witness (the victim) on events from 20 years ago, says he has grave concerns about the reliability and use of forensic science in trials.

    This is a pisstake?
    “Judge” Maxwell concerned that unreliable evidence is putting innocent people in jail?

  216. johanna

    I’ve really enjoyed listening to and seeing the various versions of The Star Spangled Banner.

    Mind you, I am very partial to the Jimi Hendrix version, and he was a patriot.

    The Americans and the French are the only ones with a decent national anthem.

  217. My guess is that not 1 person who stood and clapped for 10 minutes at the Goodes film has ever been to a footie match.

    +1

  218. I highly recommend Roosh V’s vlog as he travels across the US by car. I’ve watched a few and they’ve been quite entertaining.

    Thank you.

  219. johanna

    Oh, and the Joe Satriani version was awesome. You could hear the words in every note.

    Meanwhile, in Australia, undoubtedly in the top ten of best places to live in the world, the ruling elite are constantly berating us for being racist, sexist, transphobic jerks whose history is a litany of oppression and infamy.

    Not to mention that our national anthem sucks.

    The peeps wanted Waltzing Matilda, but that wouldn’t do for the stuffed shirts. What a pity.

    It’s a rollicking number, and I would love to hear Joe Satriani do a version of it.

  220. Tintarella di Luna

    Nick Tabakoff’s Diary is a beaut read. He has some great goss in relation to the hubristic Shorten campaign and the Munster’s-style photo of the inner sanctum 5 We’re Ready gets another run. I was thinking about the hoo-ha about there being only one woman in the Abboott inner sanctum when I saw the look on the face if her smugness herself Ms Pilberserk thinking hey I’m the only woman too -good read for lots of tasty pickin’s

  221. Steve trickler

    Good to see quality footage and sound of the Big Boy is still being released. All new perspectives.



  222. areff

    Not to mention that our national anthem sucks.

    No it doesn;t, It’s fine song — although something to the tune of Road to Gundagai would have been better.

  223. johanna

    I’m thinking The Pub With No Beer would be more apposite, areff.

  224. jupes

    In the wake of the deportation order for the fake refugees, the ABC admits defeat and brings in the expert to explain to us rubes what might be going on:

    Simon Jeans, an immigration lawyer who worked with the past 10 immigration ministers, has been following the case. He said several errors were made in the family’s bid to stay in Australia.

    He said the family have not been truthful in visa applications and said evidence suggested they came to Australia in 2012 and 2013 by boat as economic refugees.

    The family have been fighting their case on the grounds they face persecution in Sri Lanka due to links to the militant Tamil Tigers (LTTE).

    According to documents from June 2018, Nades claimed he was forced to join the LTTE in 2001 and was harassed by the Sri Lankan military.

    However, he frequently travelled between Sri Lanka, Kuwait and Qatar between 2004 and 2010 for work, during the civil war that ended in 2009.

    “Anyone who was associated with the LTTE or was suspected of being with the LTTE, would not have been coming and going into Sri Lanka,” Mr Jeans said.

    “They would have been picked up by security forces.”

    Mr Jeans said boat arrivals tended to exaggerate their stories so they could get permanent residence.

    You don’t say? Who’d have thunk that a bloke who travels to and from his home country was not a genuine refugee? Thank you ABC for this revelation.

  225. johanna

    Jupes, perhaps Ita is starting to exercise her iron fist in a velvet glove. I had dealings with her years ago, and believe me, she’s no pushover. Talk about a smiling asassin. She’s as tough as old boots.

    While TheirABC is carefully structured to prevent anyone from doing anything, Ita has been there before. She started out working for the autocrat Frank Packer, and managed him.

    I’m not suggesting that she will be able to change the fundamentals of the collective, but they had better not try to pull a swiftie on her. She will be on them like white on rice, and being quite vain, will not forget the insult. And, she knows the business inside out.

    When she edited The Australian Womens Weekly, it was the largest circulating publication in the country.

    She can write and spell.

    The semi literates should beware. She is no doubt appalled by the dreck they produce.

  226. johanna

    In reference to my previous comment, there is no way that any publication edited by Ita Buttrose would have allowed the spelling, grammatical and factual errors that abound in TheirABC.

  227. Mark A

    Hard to believe, but I checked different sources, + it’s on the interwebs so it must be true.

    There is approximately 400,000 pounds (200 tons) of man-made debris on the moon, including abandoned lunar landers, space flight trash, cameras, and everything else that never made the return flight home.

  228. jupes

    There is approximately 400,000 pounds (200 tons) of man-made debris on the moon …

    Is that 200 tons when weighed on earth or the moon?

  229. Mark A

    jupes
    #3145609, posted on September 2, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Good question, it doesn’t say but given the technical illiteracy of most jurnos to convert to Moon weight, I’d say Earth measure.

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