Tuesday Forum: September 17, 2019

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  1. C.L.

    I see the Prime Ministerial jet arrived in the US painted in grey primer.
    WTF?
    A lousy image for the country.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Well Shark One wasn’t rainbow-coloured, so there’s that.

  3. None

    Pell’s legal team hasn’t shifted ground. it is just playing by the rules as finally the smh article admits:

    The choirboy was cross examined for more than a day by Pell’s trial lawyer, Robert Richter QC. Mr Richter, like all defence lawyers in sex abuse cases, was constrained in where and how hard he could press.

    The courts no longer allow defence lawyers, in the absence of exceptional circumstances, to investigate the psychological background of sexual assault victims to determine why a seemingly credible witness might make a false allegation. The Victorian Bar Association also has strict rules governing how a defence counsel can question a sexual assault victim.

    The rules for barristers state that in proceedings involving allegations of sexual assault, a counsel cannot ask an alleged victim questions intended to mislead or confuse or pursue a line of questioning which is “unduly annoying, harassing, intimidating, oppressive, humiliating or repetitive”.

    Dr Collins says these standards are taken seriously within the legal profession. “Whereas 20 years or so ago it was common to have aggressive cross examination of sex abuse victims, either as to their credibility or complicity in the alleged abuse, designed to break the witness, that is no longer considered an acceptable form of cross examination,” he says.

    Pell’s legal team have no issue with these reforms, which are designed to encourage more victims of sexual assault to pursue their complaints through to the courts. However, they warn that in light of these limitations, “an accused is heavily reliant on the presumption of innocence and the requirement for juries and appellate courts to apply processes of reasoning which accord with the onus and standard of proof.”

    The High Court has been asked to decide whether Victoria’s two most senior judges failed to do so in the case of George Pell.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/choirboy-can-be-believed-and-pell-freed-cardinal-s-lawyers-say-20190920-p52t8f.html

  4. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/2vjPBrBU-TM

    Just sing the song and give up on the interpretive dancing.

  5. classical_hero

    It’s a shark. A great white, wait that’s racist. A grey nurse, no, that brings up a certain someone.

  6. None

    I see the Prime Ministerial jet arrived in the US painted in grey primer.
    WTF?
    A lousy image for the country.

    Americans won’t notice or know who he is.

  7. Armadillo

    A lousy image for the country.

    Given the choice of grey, some dot painting or fluorescent pink, I reckon he chose wisely.

  8. Joanna

    Three more years of Chris Scotts genius. Great.

  9. Armadillo

    The Yanks fully understand what Rudd/Gillard/Rudd were all about.

    ScoMo is only there to try and explain WTF Alexander Downer and the Liberals were up to. Tough gig.

  10. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chill out time

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So our total influx of immigrants for past twelve months was 388,000.

    up to 4m a decade. noice. punjabi and mandarin will be the national languages within a few decades

  12. Ellie

    MV – reading the shit on here today – save me from the nothing I, as a woman, have become.
    https://youtu.be/3YxaaGgTQYM

  13. Steve trickler

    Excellent editing, Blevins.



  14. Some History

    The Children™ are being [ab]used more and more.

    From Chris Snowdon’s blog:

    Child Exploitation In Scotland

    This is creepy and disturbing. The Scottish government has formed a ‘Children’s Parliament’ of 9 to 11 year olds. They put these kids in a room with Alison Douglas from the state-funded temperance group Alcohol Focus Scotland and filled their heads with anti-alcohol policies which they then regurgitated on camera and in a report.

    RTWT

    https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2019/09/child-exploitation-in-scotland.html

  15. Dan Dare

    Scott couldn’t coach pigs to be dirty Joanna.

  16. None

    I went to my local shopping centre last night. Thursday late night used to be busy. Now it is dead. You do nit here a word of English. Various Muslims and Hindi. Always a gaggle of Afghani men standing around arguing loudly in some foreign tongue…in Aldi. The old time locals have abandoned the joint. Businesses are going bust because welfare junkies don’t spend on anything but junk.

  17. None

    I went to my local shopping centre last night. Thursday late night used to be busy. Now it is dead. You do not hear a word of English. Various Mueslis and Hindi. Always a gaggle of Afghani men standing around arguing loudly in some foreign tongue…in Aldi. The old time locals have abandoned the joint. Businesses are going bust because welfare junkies don’t spend on anything but junk.

  18. Armadillo

    It could get more embarrassing. I have visions of Scomo arriving at the Whitehouse in Arkys Model A to showcase Australian ingenuity.

    Arriving on the back of a tow truck isn’t exactly “classy”.

  19. classical_hero

    Does that mean Mark Ronson is going to f#$k people’s brains out?

  20. classical_hero

    It’s funny how the left goes ape against President Trump using a sharpie but a silent about PM Trudeau.

  21. Crossie

    Jenny Morrison looks very classy at the White House lawn welcome. I like the dress.

  22. cohenite

    The question is do these large crowds of alarmist fuckwits exhaust this view in society or do they represent even more who didn’t come? If the latter we are stuffed. But if this is it then we have some chance. In any event they disgust me.

  23. Joanna

    Scott couldn’t coach pigs to be dirty Joanna.

    Oh to have a half decent coach…

  24. mh

    The White House
    @WhiteHouse
    LIVE: Arrival Ceremony of
    @ScottMorrisonMP
    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1175030669237317632?s=20

  25. Armadillo

    The question is do these large crowds of alarmist fuckwits exhaust this view in society or do they represent even more who didn’t come?

    Give a child a lolly. See what happens. Give a dog a bone. See what happens.

    It’s not rocket science.

  26. Arky

    Trump just phoning it in in this speech. He couldn’t give a shit if Morrison lived, died or started bleeding from the arse.

  27. JC

    That’s not true, Arky.

    Trump even referred to General Moanash.

  28. JC

    Is Morrison’s jet new or did it get a renno job.

  29. Arky

    Trump even referred to General Moanash.

    ..
    Heh.
    That is one word he won’t ever have to say again. Why bother to learn how to pronounce it?

  30. max

    The Americans have given Morrison a bigger than normal welcome. Australia more appreciated now because of China and because Turnbull no longer there.

  31. MatrixTransform

    I went to my local shopping centre last night. Thursday late night used to be busy. Now it is dead. You do not hear a word of English. Various Mueslis and Hindi. Always a gaggle of Afghani men standing around arguing loudly in some foreign tongue…in Aldi. The old time locals have abandoned the joint. Businesses are going bust because welfare junkies don’t spend on anything but junk.

    I like my Aldi it isnt full of sanctimonious bints.

    and its across the road from the Souvo Shop

  32. Arky

    Trump standing there with a “I smell shit” expression on his face while Morrison warbles on sounding nervous and over- awed.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Peter. For fuck’s sake. I have never stalked Johanna, and my only crime here is to have done what any sane person would do. Try to defend yourself from attack. I am thoroughly sick of any people here seeing this stalking of me as some sort of ongoing ‘argument’ which I am somehow complicit for perpetuating in some way. This is not between TWO people. This is the stalking of one person by another. It is insane behaviour and it needs to stop.

    Johanna is a non-person to me from now on. I will ignore her every comment, even those when she is not being crazy. I have tried to give her the benefit of my toleration, but no more. I will continue to comment in the manner that I always have and which expresses very much the genuine persona that all who know me personally know that I have. If this stalker finds that persona a problem then too fucking bad. Her problem not mine.

  34. mh

    I hope Morrison doesn’t mention the Sharks.

  35. Armadillo

    Trump is a keen reader of history.

  36. areff

    For girls, they’re pretty good. Old clip. They have a new vocalist these days.

  37. Arky

    Oh. Some nice lines from Morrison. Well done.

  38. mh

    Melania wants Scott to finish.

    I can tell.

  39. Armadillo

    Ladies, it’s still “Friday Blokes Night” at the Cat until midnight. Settle with your squabbling.

  40. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3162436, posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Five figures is fuckall sniffy, but in true lefty fashion you spend up and then stick your hand out again.

    Cars and property on five figures? Sure, Numbers Ho, sure.

    One can win and lose 5 figure sums several times a day punting on the nags.
    Many do.

  41. Crossie

    I bet Malcolm is green with envy he never got so much as a civil phone call let alone a state visit.

  42. Mark A

    Oh, didn’t see you here squire.

  43. Delcon

    The question is do these large crowds of alarmist fuckwits exhaust this view in society or do they represent even more who didn’t come? If the latter we are stuffed. But if this is it then we have some chance. In any event they disgust me.

    Two words: May 18.

  44. Delcon

    Trump had Turnbull’s measure in seconds.

  45. max

    Boris Yeltsin set the standard for such occasions.

    You don’t stand there like a statue. You go over to the band and grab the baton and liven it up with a bit of conducting.

  46. Armadillo

    One can win and lose 5 figure sums several times a day punting on the nags.
    Many do.

    And it’s their right to do so. Governments and “do gooders” should mind their own damn business.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    None, I agree that it is impossible to check sex-selection abortions when a woman can simply invent a depression in order to obtain an abortion. However, legislating to make overt sex-selection both illegal and criminal would at least be a line in the sand on the basis of principle. Important per se I would think to indicate that such a choice is actually criminal as well as unconscionable. It should always carry a moral stigma. At least it might dissuade some in countries where the birth of boys is highly favoured to think twice before they arrive to turn Australian hospitals into Asia’s female foetus destruction factories of choice.

  48. Armadillo

    Boris Yeltsin set the standard for such occasions.

    Boris was Russia’s version of Trump (minus the Vodka bottle). The hair looked strangely similar.

    #russiancollusion

  49. Delcon

    While some politicians prefer to protest, @BorisJohnson
    and the Conservatives are taking action in leading the way in the fight against climate change.

    – BoJo’s retweet.

    Conservatives don’t fight against climate change, BoJo. Conservatives fight against Marxism and the various lies it uses to infiltrate society, such as global warming and man-made climate change.

  50. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Who’s squabbling, Arma?

    Not me, that’s for sure.

    Now is that the New Thread Train I hear approaching? I have some nice new cushions and some colorful cashmere throws to liven up the decor a little. No need for us to travel second class.

  51. Armadillo

    Train leaves in approximately 1 minute.

  52. Delcon

    The Americans have given Morrison a bigger than normal welcome. Australia more appreciated now because of China and because Turnbull no longer there.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Trump mentions in private to Morrison the Gladys Liu debacle.
    Hope that if Trump does, Morrison doesn’t call him a racist.

  53. max

    Last weekend in Hong Kong there was a worrying change in the street conflicts with a number of stabbings (but no deaths) from triads and mainland hoods brought in for the occasion. Some reporters are saying this weekend is when we will see stabbing deaths of protesters.

  54. Mark A

    1735099
    #3162438, posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Getting up a (sic) 5 (not 6am) is something I’ve been doing for decades. Best time of the day, and you get 500 words written before breakfast.

    Any of them worth reading though?

  55. Cold-Hands

    Mr Bond, a Liberal councillor, said his fellow councillors were interested more in climate words than action.
    “The message sent is that climate action is really for the little people, not important people like councillors,” he said.

    What business would compel a councillor to fly anywhere?

    I heard this bloke being interviewed on radio. Councillors & council officers only travel a few times each year, but it’s always a junket- to award ceremonies interstate, or “fact finding” about bike-paths in Amsterdam etc. He did well showing the rest of them up as virtue-signalling hypocrites.

  56. Mark A

    Mark A
    #3162589, posted on September 21, 2019 at 1:02 am

    1735099
    #3162438, posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm
    Mark A
    #3162589, posted on September 21, 2019 at 1:02 am

    1735099
    #3162438, posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Getting up a (sic) 5 (not 6am) is something I’ve been doing for decades. Best time of the day, and you get 500 words written before breakfast.

    Any of them worth reading though?

    Or is it one of those million monkeys sort of exercise, ie. type away and hope something intelligent comes out?

  57. Armadillo

    Unfortunately, I can’t stick around and chat. I have commitments until late Sunday.

  58. Armadillo

    “Commitments” is code for beer.

  59. None

    Those teachers on Avi’s video: given there will be no education tomorrow, there will be no need for teachers so we can stop paying them.

  60. johanna

    Now this is the kind of immigrant we want:

    Mubasshir Murshed, fondly known as “Mub” by his friends, is a 17-year-old mathematics genius who has been given the rare honour, for someone of his age, of being published in a national academic journal.
    Key points:

    Mubasshir Murshed created an equation that proves the parabola is the only shape that has one focal point
    He came up with the concept in less than two weeks
    His work was published in the Australian Mathematics Education Journal (AMEJ)

    His achievement sounds complicated for the uninitiated — he has written an equation that proves “why a parabola is the only shape that has one focal point”.

    But the Year 12 student’s work has been called “significant” by the coeditor of the Australian Mathematics Education Journal (AMEJ), Robert Lewis, who published the teenager’s paper.

    “Considering his age, it is a significant approach, it’s a unique approach, so it was something we were interested in publishing, especially coming from a Year 12 student,” Dr Lewis said.

    He’s a nice kid with a fearsome brain. I don’t think he’ll be fronting up to Centrelink anytime soon.

  61. Steve trickler

    Well done, Zimmer. It rivals the original track from Williams….. i like both.

    Great show.



  62. johanna

    Oh, and for the putrid mysoginists who have been venting about not getting enough because something or other, the kid’s maths teacher is a woman.

  63. Black Ball

    Excellent Armadillo. Throw some bowls down and the weekend is complete.

  64. johanna

    Steve T, how about some Bach?

    I remember the excreble ‘Switched on Bach’ from my young days – but it did put Bach in the forefront.

    Lots of bands in the 60s and 70s used Bach – Deep Purple, for example. Also Black Sabbath.

    Got any Bach in your archive?

  65. Black Ball

    Johanna, didn’t the ancient Greeks set up a whole heap of mirrors in a parabolic shape to shine on the inlet to make opposition navy’s sails ignite? Thus proving the focal point?

  66. Steve trickler

    johanna
    #3162601, posted on September 21, 2019 at 1:38 am



    Bach is covered here. And it is good fun.

  67. JC

    You really have to laugh.

    World leaders will soon arrive in New York for a climate summit likely to do little more than add to the hysteria drowning out any sober talk on climate policy. Amid warnings that we have days left to act, politicians will jostle to share the spotlight with celebrity activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who came from Europe by wind-powered boat. Hurricane Dorian looms large over proceedings as a harbinger of doom.

    After 30 years of failed climate policy, more of the same is not the answer. Since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, our use of renewable energy has increased by only 1.1 percentage points — from meeting 13.1 per cent of the world’s energy needs in 1992 to 14.2 per cent today. Most nations are failing to deliver on carbon cut undertakings already made — yet politicians will be feted in New York for making new, empty promises.

    That’s it. Renewballs have gone up from 13.1% to 14.2%. That would also include hydro, I might add.

  68. Steve trickler

    johanna.

    Give this a twirl.



  69. JC

    The vacuous showing boating is just unreal. It’s really not vacuous as it’s simply dishonest show boating.

    Thunberg took a boat from Europe to New York. (The trip awkwardly will result in increased emissions because the crew is flying to New York to take the boat home; Thunberg is reportedly purchasing “carbon offsets”).

  70. johanna

    Steve

    Guy is an astonishing, genuis level pianist.

    Meanwhile, Bach?

  71. Armadillo

    Excellent Armadillo. Throw some bowls down and the weekend is complete.

    It’s mixed pairs, Black Ball.

    Mrs A will be down the other end. I get to tell her what to do for a change.

    I’m pretty sure God invented lawn bowls.

  72. johanna

    Posted before you put up the trance thing.

    Sorry, it’s even worse than Switched on Bach.

    As you well know.

  73. Steve trickler

    johanna.

    Meanwhile, Bach?

    List of songs Played : 1. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven 2. Handel’s Passacaglia in G Minor 3. Air on the G String by J S Bach ( I played it in ‘D’) 4. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by J S Bach 5. Fur Elise by Beethoven 6. Improvised Blues Ending in A minor by Dr K

    Did you miss it?

    ( :

  74. Armadillo

    8:30 for 9AM start. That means the bar will be open in 6 hours.

    Looks like I’ll be attempting some pretty spectacular drives around 9:30AM.

  75. Armadillo

    Mrs A will need to “focus”. It’s our only hope.

  76. Steve trickler

    Just after midnight here, Ellie.

    Great background tunes.



  77. Armadillo

    My job will be to sledge.

  78. johanna

    JD, thanks for that. It highlights how even people who are not about to be hired by the Boston Symphony Orchestra are inspired by Bach.

    It does lead me into the endless swamp of bluegrass …

    Seems to me, bluegrass and Bach are a perfect fit.

  79. Ellie

    Cool music, Steve.

    So you’re in WA. Noice part of the world.

  80. Ellie

    Arma, it appears there are too many night owl’s up for you to go for the record. Am prepared to gag myself so you can go for it.

  81. Ellie

    Listening as I type, Steve. Sounds like relaxation music. Will add it to my playlist. Thank you.

  82. Ellie

    Am I the only one up? Has johanna fallen asleep on Armadillo’s lap – lulled into a hypnotic trance from Steve’s music?

  83. Ellie

    Steve, give it a shot? Feels like I need a shot or an ‘e’. Where’s the mirror ball 😁 🙃 Nah – good music. Are you up playing the market or just shooting the breeze?

  84. Black Ball

    Fantastic work Dillo. As long as the women make the sandwiches, coffee and allow you to smack kitty into the ditch, all is well with the world. 🤣

  85. Steve trickler

    This musical genre is being reborn, Ellie. Chemicals are not needed. I was just curious. I can understand if such sounds put people off. I’ve no problem with it. I am just digging and discovering.

    Goodnight.



  86. johanna

    No, I have not fallen asleep on anyone’s lap. Sheesh!

    However, I reiterate the challenge to Steve – Bach in general and in bluegrass specifically.

    I suppose that the poor chap is a victim of our modern education system. Can’t blame him for that.

    Bach? Who would that be? Did he do trance stuff? Maybe German trance stuff?

    Lift your game, Steve.

  87. Ellie

    Black Ball, I’m up. Are you? 😁

  88. Ellie

    I love your taste in music, Steve.

  89. johanna

    Readng back, I find that I have been accused of sending abusive texts to Our Princess Lizzie.
    1. WTF?

    2. See above.

  90. Ellie

    Was catching up on the march of the deluded today and read that Tim Flannery was Australian of the Year in 2007 in recognition of his role as an “effective communicator in explaining environmental issues and in bringing them to the attention of the Australian public”. Seriously?!

  91. Snoopy

    cohenite
    #3162540, posted on September 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm
    A list of Australian academics who support the children’s strike:

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/20/we-declare-our-support-for-extinction-rebellion-an-open-letter-from-australias-academics

    How considerate of these eminent academics to volunteer for IT’s piano wire.

  92. Ellie

    It’s going to be daylight soon. Who wants to go for a jog around Centennial park?

  93. Tom

    Goes without saying David Rowe is a climate zombie …

  94. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    So what happened to the weekend open thread?

  95. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    And thanks again for the toons, Tom.

  96. Nob

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3162663, posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:07 am
    So what happened to the weekend open thread?

    Sinc had a wild day at the very exciting Climate Bludge and asked me to post this message:

    https://youtu.be/HM1MftCtIlg

  97. Zatara

    I see the Prime Ministerial jet arrived in the US painted in grey primer.
    WTF?

    When you are still pretending that it’s an RAAF tanker that you borrow for the weekend once in a while it needs to look the part.

  98. 1735099

    Tens of thousands of living Australians have served their country

    Except they weren’t “serving their country”.
    They were serving the Coalition’s obsession with Communism, which was used for a long time to ensure DLP preferences.
    Like most scams, people woke up to it in the end….

  99. Snoopy

    100 million dead is some scam.

  100. Herodotus

    The BBC World Service went Full Climate Strike Retread overnight. Their main focus was on how many kiddies were marching and how this would put pressure on politicians to do more to address climate change.
    Their star attraction was the American organiser of da kids, none other than Ilhan Omar’s daughter.

  101. 1735099

    100 million dead is some scam.

    Tell me Snoopy, old mate, if you really believe that bullshit, how many were killed in Australia?

  102. Snoopy

    Tell me Snoopy, old mate, if you really believe that bullshit, how many were killed in Australia?

    100 million is bullshit?

    Many Australians have had family members killed by communists. But that means nothing to you.

    I doubt many Australians were killed in the holocaust
    either. You must be gutted that Australians went to war against the Nazis.

  103. notafan

    I see the nasty troll is back.

    Please go back to spending your nice five figure sum.

    Tosser.

  104. notafan

    So much care about ‘gun deaths’ in the US

    So little care about death by all sorts of methods including starvation by little brown and yellow people.

    And guns, lots of guns.

    Might be a racist.

  105. notafan

    Devoted husband and father. Tirelessly fighting the evils of communism.

    Head and shoulders above the liars and apologists for totalitarianism.

    b a Santamaria

  106. BrettW

    What a surprise ! From the DM

    “Australians have already started cancelling their holidays to Bali over fears they could be arrested ahead of Indonesia’s threat to make sex outside of marriage illegal. Tourists and locals could be jailed for up to six months for having sex if they are not married under a ban to be introduced under amendments to Indonesia’s Criminal Code”.

    So every time a non married couple check into a hotel they run the risk of being raided / arrested.

  107. Perfidious Albino

    Says everything about their capacity for independent thought that those 100 academics couldn’t even manage to write their own letter, it’s noted at the bottom that it was edited and adapted from a letter co-signed by 100 UK academics… Flogs.

  108. notafan

    The flogs were probably mostly not ‘climate scientists’

    I couldn’t help but notice how many of them had double barreled names.

    Double flogs.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    MAGA.

    Trump administration reaches asylum deal with El Salvador

    The Trump administration signed an asylum agreement Friday with El Salvador, giving the U.S. the right to repatriate migrants who cross through El Salvador to reach the U.S. and who then request asylum here.

    Officials hope the agreement, along with a similar one signed with Guatemala over the summer, will change the incentives that have spurred this year’s illegal immigration surge at the border.

    Most asylum-seekers have bogus claims and won’t win their cases, but under the current system, many of them were allowed to remain in the U.S. while they argued their case — giving them a foothold here. Officials believe that if they can block those bogus asylum-seekers from reaching U.S. territory in the first place, it will reduce the overall flow.

    Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed the agreement in Washington with Alexandra Hill, El Salvador’s foreign minister.

    If the US can get agreements like this why can’t we do the same with Indonesia? Oh wait we don’t have nuclear weapons and lots of nice yummy trade.

  110. Zatara

    Sweden: Bombings and Explosions Up 45 Percent in 2019

    The southern multicultural city of Malmö has seen a particularly high number of explosion cases in the last several years with 58 cases in 2017, 45 last year and 23 so far in 2019. Earlier this year the city saw three explosions in the span of just 24 hours.

    If only there were laws against privately owned bombs.

  111. Zatara

    If the US can get agreements like this why can’t we do the same with Indonesia? Oh wait we don’t have nuclear weapons and lots of nice yummy trade.

    One suspects those agreements have something to do with Trump announcing he intended to cut their foreign aid if they didn’t start cooperating.

    $298.5 million in total Australian ODA to Indonesia in 2019-20 would seem a similar lever.

  112. Armadillo

    Righto. Shower, smoke, beer.

    Not necessarily in that order.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh great.

    VW is ‘becoming female’ as part of a radical brand overhaul including a new logo

    So now they won’t ever be able to drive in a straight line, they’ll be even more expensive to keep, will nag you incessantly and will be impossible to be anywhere near one week a month.

  114. Armadillo

    I’m looking forward to today. I think I’ll sledge Mrs A in the car on the way just for practice.

    If she doesn’t slap me within a few blocks of the club, I’m going to have to rethink my game strategy.

  115. Armadillo

    So now they won’t ever be able to drive in a straight line, they’ll be even more expensive to keep, will nag you incessantly and will be impossible to be anywhere near one week a month.

    Needs some work, but I can definately use that. Ta.

  116. 1735099

    100 million is bullshit?

    The figure you quote probably is.
    That they were killed by “Communism” definitely is bullshit.
    The word ends in “-ism”; it’s a philosophy. Philosophies have never killed anyone.
    Ideas are harmless. It’s what evil people do with them that kills.
    It’s also bullshit to claim the Fascism killed 6 million J*ws or millions of Chinese when the Japanese went on their rampage in WW2.
    Those slaughters were the consequence of human behaviour, not political or social philosophy.
    They are rationalised as the consequences of a battle of ideas, often to justify military intervention, which is what actually kills people – you know – guns and bombs.
    I never saw anyone killed by Communism when I was in Vietnam.
    I did however, see people killed by bombs, bullets and land mines.

  117. Snoopy

    VW is ‘becoming female’ as part of a radical brand overhaul including a new logo

    The new ‘female’ VW logo will be a stylised camel toe?

  118. calli

    Fresh Fred, kids. ▶️▶️▶️▶️

  119. 1735099

    Many Australians have had family members killed by communists. But that means nothing to you.

    Many were also killed by Fascists and Capitalists, including a relative of my uncle killed by the Yanks in Germany in the last days of WW2.
    What killed them were men wielding weapons of war, not philosophies.
    Wars are never fought over ideology, but they are over resources. Witness the ME right now.
    The whole time I was in Vietnam I never saw anyone killed by communism.
    I did however see people shot, blown up by mines, and killed by bombs and artillery, some of it “friendly fire”.
    Political philosophies were not involved.

  120. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Someone upthread does not know the difference between text messages and comments on Catallaxy. Thankfully, only my friends here have my telephone number to send me text messages about my being stalked yet again in commentary by a doxing and vicious female stalker on the Cat.

    I have no objection to people critiquing what I say here. Nor to occasional personal negative comments. That’s par for the course on the Cat and I have happily survived here for ten years or so completely accepting that is the nature of this amazing site. But virulent and constant stalking is not critique. Nor is declaring ‘WTF?’ any defense to demur from the stigma of stalker. Stalking is stalking.

    I’ve nothing more to say about it now. Stalkers can bring themselves down without any further help from me.

  121. Black Ball

    Armadillo, I expect nothing other than victory. Set the tone early with a few drives, even be heinous and smoke on the green. Maybe a MAGA cap to top things off!

  122. notafan

    Hi Grigrae!

    Robert Mc
    #3160723, posted on September 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Cut your bullshit Grigory.

    This is just Sad!.

    Sad it is. Deluded even. Grigory M would never use the term “step mom”.

  123. Notafan:
    B.A. Santamaria. I still remember what I was doing on the day he died.
    It was a big win for the Progressives when he went.

  124. Mother Lode

    Once upon a time a strike was where wukkaz ‘withdrew their labour’, which cost the employer money. But it was between the wukkaz and the employer.

    How many people are put out by these kids going on strike? What are they denying us that we would otherwise have benefited from. Who is their employer? How is this a strike when endorsed by teachers and their epsilon-minus semi-moron public servant bosses? How is this a strike, rather than another obnoxious protest designed to intimidate rather than persuade?

    I think for the organisers the word ‘strike’ has a heart-fluttering romantic appeal.

  125. Ragu

    rugbyskier

    #3160262, posted on September 20, 2019 at 9:38 am

    What fascinating names they have in Cowra. Pharters Indian Restaurant indeed!

    Maybe we should encourage the teenagers and leave 5 star reviews on Google for the fictitious Pharters Curry restaurant.

    Absolute gold. I tried to leave a review for Anëłgods but can’t.

  126. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Dumbest shit ever.

    Funniest headline first up though, otherwise presented without further comment. Draw your own conclusions regarding this service; re immigration or education standards.

    Ogun state goment don declare free education, suspend all di money wey students dey pay for both primary and secondary school for now.

    (Do they know da wae?)

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin

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