Open Forum: September 21, 2019

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  1. calli

    Loved Avi’s Climate Protest vid.

    It has the lot – union goons, helium voiced bimbo, grunting schoolboys, shambolic boomers, smug millenials. I did like the mustachioed guy selling the papers – he didn’t miss a beat.

    On IT’s comments yesterday – I suspect he meant Helium Voice. I can see her roping in a bevvy of hopefuls.

  2. None

    Agree Calli, Avi’s vid was excellent.

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

    Not just the fat loudmouth fuckers at the beginning but especially catching out the teachers supporting a kid skipping an exam to attend the rally at the end. Because there won’t be need for an education. Good-o I say we should stop paying them teachers as there won’t be need for them either.

    My god why is it that lefty women are so stupid? More damage to the girl brand in that 30 seconds than any patriarchy can inflict in 30 years.

  3. Tom

    Better late than never! Thank you, Doomie.

  4. John Constantine

    ‘We don’t need no education, all we need is thought control.

    Dark sarcasm in the classroom, Hey, Teacher, leave those kids alone.’

  5. 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 (Ukrainian, not German) 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.

  6. min

    I wonder how many kiddy strikers also went to the footy in Melbourne. They sure did not worry about the amount of base load power needed to light the grounds.

  7. Good lord, what is the stench that wafted in?

  8. Val Majkus

    yes, loved that vid; loved the question ‘why can’t you do this on a Sunday’ and the answer ‘no one would give a fuck” … that’s probably right

  9. None

    Oh my god, Tucker Carlson is 1 part briliiant and 2 parts hilarious calling out Trudeau and the media https://www.tr.news/are-virtuous-left-wingers-really-closet-racists/

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hooray! New Thread Train has arrived. Hope we can leave all the baggage on the old one. Here are some terrific new cushions to make youse all comfy for the journey.

    Top Twenty for me here today I hope.

  11. 1735099

    Jacquie Lambie nails One Nation –

    Lambie says she doesn’t want the kind of voters Hanson attracts. “Those people are bitter, and they are haters – and they are about 6 per cent of voters,”

  12. lotocoti

    what is the stench that wafted in?

    The pong of pedantry.

  13. None

    1735099
    #3162709, posted on September 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

    If I ever had any doubts about whether Numberwank was sane, they are dispelled now. He’s a lunatic.

  14. calli

    On the Trudeau Insta-tan, blonde bimbo on Seven opining that political hopefuls should confess indiscretions even if they were committed in the 19th century.

    I felt (momentarily) embarrassed for her.

    Monique Wrong does it again.

  15. mh

    Jacquie Lambie nails One Nation –

    But who is going to nail Jacquie Lambie?

  16. Snoopy

    a relative of my uncle (Ukrainian, not German) killed by the Yanks in Germany in the last days of WW2.

    Being a member of the SS Galizien Division in Germany was risky towards the end of the war.

  17. None

    Snoopy
    #3162722, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Zzzzzzing.

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I wish Morrison had actually used the term ‘free speech’ in his outline to Trump about all the good things that Australia stood shoulder to shoulder on with the US.

  19. None

    I wish Morrison had actually used the term ‘free speech’

    Apart from free markets (which Morrison doesn’t understand) Morrison would not know the meaning of freedom.

  20. Top Ender

    Still the Dry season here in Darwin.

    About 18 degrees overnight.

    Survived three episodes of The Sopranos. Three to go to the end of the show.

  21. cuckoo

    In central Melbourne, I decided to mark the climate strike by getting a Quarter-Pounder (Royale avec fromage) for lunch. Had to try two different Maccas as both were absolutely packed with uniformed school kids who were obviously in town for the ‘strike’. Our future is in good hands.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re the obligatory confessing of political indiscretions as demanded by the left, at some drinks last night Hairy used the term ‘the archaeology of offense’ to describe the activities of perpetual offense seekers who dig deep to ‘out’ opponents.

    He’s good at the one liners and pithy descriptors. Forgot to ask him if it was original or just something he had picked up somewhere.

  23. Farmer Gez

    Numbers has got me thinking.

    Where the Mongols, Huns or the Muesli armies fascists or capitalists?

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “Our future is in good hands”

    lol. As in, do you want fries with that?

  25. Farmer Gez

    Where?
    Were.
    I need coffee.

  26. lotocoti

    Being a member of …

    Or being a KZ guard.

  27. calli

    It was a stupid, trolling comment to get you all buzzing like bees.

    Classic attention seeking.

  28. lotocoti

    Where the Mongols, Huns or the Muesli armies fascists or capitalists?

    More importantly, National Socialism killed no-one.
    Apparently.

  29. Crossie

    Jacquie Lambie nails One Nation –

    Lambie says she doesn’t want the kind of voters Hanson attracts. “Those people are bitter, and they are haters – and they are about 6 per cent of voters,”

    What proportion of the population are Lambie’s voters? 0.0001? 0.000001? Don’t you need just 15 votes in Tasmania to be a senator?

  30. Tom

    What killed them were men wielding weapons of war, not philosophies.

    Defiantly pig-ignorant to the end — just like the school teachers who bought the climate hysteria because it echoes their hatred of mankind and who support the indoctrination of children as a substitute for education.

    There no fool like an old fool.

  31. yarpos

    Recieved an interesting email from my electrcity poles and wires operator Ausnet yesterday. Telling me how to prepare for the summer season and expected grid instability. How times have changed and it seems odd that people who point at “unreliable coal power” seem to somehow be able to ignore the last 50+ years where we have been able to take a realiable and affordable electricity supply for granted.

  32. Crossie

    izabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3162731, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:21 am
    “Our future is in good hands”

    lol. As in, do you want fries with that?

    And then you would have to inspect the fries carefully to make sure they were not spat on.

  33. Farmer Gez

    Note to those pulling out slashers and mowers to cut overgrown grass on the block.
    When you’ve tweaked up the clutch bolts to stop slipping last year, make sure you back them off before you put the pto into drive this year.

    A flying shaft turning at 540 rpm does a bit of damage before your finger can hit the stop button.

  34. feelthebern

    I think this would be $US22.5mill well spent.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sGlzEAuf44

    Live there for 10-15 years then sell it to a developer for 50mill.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    What’s all this weird white stuff? Global warming is really funny how makes lots of snow and cold.

    Climate protest in the snow at Mount Hotham (via Ice Age Now)

    I like how the snow is so deep in mid September that the Hotham staff have had to use a blower truck to move it away from the chair lift trail.

    Gloriously bonkers photo. The ABC obviously has no idea how silly this looks.

  36. feelthebern

    Every person I know with an elevator in their homes or a car stacker all complain our often they need servicing.
    That’s the one thing I bet that NY property would not have skimped on.
    It would be industrial quality.

  37. C.L.

    The ABC wants these blacks brought back under control:

    The Christian converts who are setting fire to sacred Aboriginal objects.

    Christian missionaries are causing a fresh wave of upset in outback Australia, promising to bring people back from the dead, and promoting the idea traditional Aboriginal culture is a type of devil worship.

    An investigation by Background Briefing has uncovered dramatic scenes in the Kimberley region, where Aboriginal followers of a Tongan-born preacher have set fire to artefacts considered sacred by many local elders, and dismantled and burned a spiritual law ground.

    The approach of some recently arrived evangelists has been slammed by some Aboriginal leaders, including Labor senator Pat Dodson.

    “They are a type of virus that has really got no credibility,” he said. “If they really understood the gospel then the gospel is about liberation.

    “It’s about an accommodation of the diversity and differences that we have in our belief systems.”

    No it isn’t.

  38. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    None
    #3162717, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    1735099
    #3162709, posted on September 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

    If I ever had any doubts about whether Numberwank was sane, they are dispelled now. He’s a lunatic.

    I never thought I’d see a communist say the Waffen SS were not fighting for a wicked ideology, “only resources”. Taking land is one thing, war crimes like Oradour-sur-Glane, let alone the atrocities in the camps or eastern front are completely beyond the pale.

    I said months ago, he’s completely bonkers.

  39. None

    I can’t imagine the self-discipline it must have taken to hold onto all that damaging evidence against Trudeau so that it can be released to maximum effect just before an election. What else is in the dirt file I wonder.

  40. DtjW

    calli
    #3162719, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:04 am

    LOL!!!
    Although not a political aspirant – if only my Great Grandmother were around to discuss her indiscretions today!

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yeah. Pol Pot had nothing to do with the lunatic Marxism he imbibed as a student in France. The Killing Fields were all about ‘resources’.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    people who point at “unreliable coal power”

    Those dastardly kulaks again. They didn’t learn their lesson in 1930.
    What is the Ukrainian word for “blackouts”? Is it similar to holodomor?

  43. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Worst thing about the coming blackout season is the way in which lifts and car stackers are going to leave so many important people temporarily stranded.

    Bring it on.

  44. BrettW

    Has Trudeau lost the election yet ?

  45. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    classical_hero
    #3162534, posted on September 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm

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

    Remember when The Big O discussed fame with Elvis?

    Musicians have one reason to get famous. So if they’re bisexual, welp.

    “People, people, people”

  46. None

    One of the women who helped organise the bonfire said the devil had caused disruption and violence in the community.

    “We used to getting bashed from our partners and smoking, drinking with them, every family,” she told Background Briefing. “It’s just not good for the kids.

    “It’s not the people really who are getting wild, it’s the devil behind them getting wild.”

    A grainy video of the bonfire shows people cheering as objects are thrown into the flames and black smoke billows into the air.

    “For many years we have been deceived by Satan and his demonic beings,” an unidentified man narrates as the fire burns.

    “Now we throw away all the things that have been keeping us in bondage and slavery.”

    Sounds like the ABC wants Aboriginals in bondage and slavery. Oh wait…

  47. 132andBush

    1735099

    #3162715, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Jacquie Lambie nails One Nation –

    Lambie says she doesn’t want the kind of voters Hanson attracts. “Those people are bitter, and they are haters – and they are about 6 per cent of voters,”

    No, that would be the Greens voters.

  48. C.L.

    God, I’m thoroughly sick of the G’DAY MATES bullshit every time a prime minister goes to the US. Grow the f-k up.

  49. feelthebern

    You can do without your lift. You can get by with the stairs.
    However, when the car stacker is on the fritz, look out.

  50. None

    Worst thing about the coming blackout season …

    There will be more Trudeau photos?

  51. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Metallic hydrogen.

    495 GPa to form it.

    Good lord. New scientist made a tweet – that is 40% more pressure than “at the centre of the earth”.

  52. C.L.

    ABC news feed …

    BREAKING NEWS President Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following last week’s drone attack on oil facilities.

  53. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    GIDDAY MATE, Currency Cobber!

  54. BrettW

    The only reason Lambie is a Senator is because of Palmers money that got her elected first time.

    Her supporters are quite similar to ON. They are certainly not from the left.

    Lambie loves the attention and is totally untrustworthy regarding what she may support or not support. Saw a recent article indicating she had had a secret meeting with Setka in her office. It was Setka who mentioned it.

  55. BrettW

    TE,
    Now that you are nearing end of Sopranos check out The Wire about Baltimore crime and corruption. Two of the main role are Brit actors Idris Elba and Dominic West. Only 80 hours !

  56. 132andBush

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #3162752, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Yeah. Pol Pot had nothing to do with the lunatic Marxism he imbibed as a student in France. The Killing Fields were all about ‘resources’.

    And the Na z i party’s brainwashing of the German people into believing they were the “one pure race” was all about resources to start with.

  57. feelthebern

    Patriots release AB after 11 days & 1 game.
    Based on his data from Catapult Sports, he was the most physically blessed receiver in the NFL in modern history.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Waffen SS’

    Bang on. The Eastern Front campaign in WW2 was openly branded by young Adolf as the ‘Rassenkrieg’, or race war. To exterminate the Slavs, or ‘untermenschen’.

    And on the five figures theme, the Russkies shot tens of thousands of their own people in the Stalingrad campaign alone for ‘counter-revolutionary activities’, not ‘your death brings us closer to that blue-green lake in Saxony’ or ‘geez there’s a nice house in Pomerania I want to get my hands on’.

    That whole Vietnam thing sounds quite icky, Liability Bob. You could have left any time you wanted, you know. Or even better, you had a choice not to go in the first place.

  59. C.L.

    The ABC report is inaccurate.
    WaPo says Trump is simply sending more personnel and equipment.
    Not a big deal.

  60. Zatara

    BREAKING NEWS President Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following last week’s drone attack on oil facilities.

    A Patriot anti-missile battery apparently.

  61. calli

    The crummy turnout for the Climate Emergency needs every distraction it can muster.

    Nice to see one of the faithful taking one for the team.

  62. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    SportsJaw
    ‏ @SportsJaw

    Here is the Statement Regarding #AntonioBrown and the Allegations.

    https://twitter.com/SportsJaw/status/1171589560398204928

  63. feelthebern

    CL either that’s a scoop or the ABC is wrong.
    The story hasn’t been picked up by any other site.
    Zerohedge would be all over that & they aren’t reporting it.

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #3162748, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:37 am
    I can’t imagine the self-discipline it must have taken to hold onto all that damaging evidence against Trudeau so that it can be released to maximum effect just before an election. What else is in the dirt file I wonder.”

    I wonder why these pictures weren’t revealed before the election four years ago that elected Trudeau? Remember it took the American Time Magazine a few days ago to print the picture and reveal to the world and to the Canadian public Trudeau’s “Aladin blackface” picture. Not for one second do I believe that the Canadian mainstream media haven’t known about these pictures. I reckon they knew of the pictures before the 2015 election…they just hid them. The Canadian mainstream media….like “their ABC” and Nein newspapers here…..hide this stuff. Why? Because Trudeau is one of their own. Can you imagine the mainstream Canadian media holding back these pictures if it had been someone on the right? NOPE. The double standards and the hypocrisy is endless…never ending.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s no fun being stuck in a lift. Even worse if you are pregnant or have small children with you. It could get to the stage where lifts have to carry emergency supplies. In Japan recently in one of those large cities there you’ve never heard of, one lift we used had a small toilet with lid set into a corner, and emergency bottled water. Probably had emergency lights too.

    That impressed me. Genuine thinking ahead.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Swampies unhappy.

    ‘Big, hairy men’: Carson outrages HUD staffers with comments about transgender homeless (via Lucianne)

    During a HUD meeting, Carson warned about “big, hairy men” posing as women to get into battered women’s shelters, according to several sources who spoke to the Washington Post.

    The remarks made several of the 50 present HUD staffers visibly upset and led one woman to walk out of the meeting, though an official who spoke to the Post clarified that Carson was not trying to single out transgender women with his comments.

    Carson also asserted during the meeting that gender definitions have remained unchanged for millennia, a claim that one staffer described as “demoralizing and mortifying,” causing some people to be “shell-shocked.”

    So woke housing bureaucrats haven’t worked out that predatory males will cross dress to get at women in shelters? The sisterhood needs to have a word with them methinks.

  67. C.L.

    At Ace’s: all the euphemisms rolled out by journalists to protect Justin Trudeau.
    Be amazed, particularly, at how left-wing Slate handled the story.

  68. zyconoclast

    Mothers and children = illegal aliens

    Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

    (Reuters) – More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.

    Unlike other suits that have targeted the asylum rule itself, the latest filing challenges the Trump administration on procedural grounds, saying the government has enacted changes without warning, resulting in elevated rejection rates for asylum-seekers.

    “What we’re challenging is the haphazard lack of legal procedure. There’s no rhyme or reason to it,” Ahmad said.

  69. feelthebern

    Dot, AB texted one of his mates about one of the incidents at the time.
    Clearly it was all consensual, but the content of the texts was too spicy for Bob Kraft.
    Hence the Pats binning him.
    Another franchise will pick him up.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Carson’ is of course Ben Carson, who is black and a famous surgeon. I suspect he might know the anatomical difference between the male and the female of the species.

  71. Mark A

    BrettW
    #3162770, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:55 am

    The only reason Lambie is a Senator is because of Palmers money that got her elected first time.

    + a big extended family, that’s all it needs in Tassy.
    99% of the people are not interested on standing as a political candidate, so it’s first come first elected.
    Apathy rules.

  72. John Constantine


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    With Yallourn threatened with early closure, does Germany’s exit from coal provide a blueprint?
    ABC Gippsland
    By Jarrod Whittaker

    Posted 5 minutes ago

    EnergyAustralia’s announcement that it could close the Yallourn coal-fired power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley earlier than anticipated has some asking whether Australia should look to Germany as a model for transition.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-21/can-germanys-exit-from-coal-provide-a-blueprint/11501076?sf219833348=1&fbclid=IwAR2c7BmvJ3RH8Q7y-JnDpVd0M1vZ7a4k91W3uJ3mP5tSO6j4bdgKo12Zi8c

    It included the transition in the Ruhr Valley, in the north-western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, which once employed about 600,000 coal miners.

    The Ruhr Valley has shifted towards new industries in green energy and tourism, with some former industrial sites put to new use as museums or art galleries.

    “They are now one of the major German tourism places with a thousand kilometres of bike path and forests,” Dr Loeschel said.

    The Dambusters couldn’t rewild the Ruhr valley, but the greens have deindustrialised it and put in tracks for pushbikes.

    Feudalism works without electricity.

    For The Ton.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, I for one reckon the Balinese pogrom against extramarital sex is going to be fantastic.

    Not because I’m averse to having a knee-trembler in a foreign country, but because of the upcoming indignation from significant sections of the country because the uppity darkies have the hide to tell us what not to do in their own country.

    Whoever’s Foreign Minister this week needs to have a massive recruiting drive to cope with the thousands of Bintang singlet-wearing* halfwits in Indo jails because they were sprung having a drunken root on Kuta beach in the middle of the night. And after having been made well aware of the laws, and deciding to get on with the re-sleeve anyway, are relying on a considered defence of ‘But ‘Straya’!’

    Upcoming champagne comedy.

    *I threw out my last Bintang singlet on Tuesday night. If I wasn’t living where I live, I’d still be wearing the best piece of clothing ever – the flanno.

  74. egg_

    Triple J One Night Stand on Aunty this morning wastes the first 10 minutes on a Welcome to Country Ceremony
    /Ernie Dingo

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Discussion last nite amonst the drinking set turned to the Family Court and the special rooms set aside to comfort and assist women making charges against men. It was generally agreed that transgender ‘girls’ should flood these unfair and divisive places. 🙂

  76. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    feelthebern
    #3162786, posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Dot, AB texted one of his mates about one of the incidents at the time.
    Clearly it was all consensual, but the content of the texts was too spicy for Bob Kraft.

    She tried to hit him up for a 300k tax lien and a 1.6 mn “investment”.

  77. zyconoclast

    The real problem is some one like Mary Rambaran-Olm was allowed to become second vice president

    Facing several hundred people in an auditorium in downtown Washington this month, Rambaran-Olm spoke for less than a minute: The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS) the organization of record for those interested in English history, archaeology, literature, language, religion, society, and numismatics between the years c. 450 and 1100 CE. was encouraging and emboldening white supremacists, she said, an attitude typified by its refusal to change its name.

    and then

    The Advisory Board of Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Statement In Support Of Dr. Mary Rambaran-Olm

  78. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “I’m such a feminist I tell women to shut up mid sentence and mansplain how I’m a bigger feminist than them”

  79. egg_

    It included the transition in the Ruhr Valley, in the north-western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, which once employed about 600,000 coal miners.

    Clown Universe Central

  80. feelthebern

    She tried to hit him up for a 300k tax lien and a 1.6 mn “investment”.

    Correct.
    Hence no charges are being laid.
    Personally, I don’t care about what he texts his mates post consensual sex acts.
    The Pats did & chopped him.

  81. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘the flanno’

    Oh happy memories of the days of yore.

    I bought one once for Da Hairy Cambridge Educated Ape. He didn’t much take to it though. None of the sartorial style of old Mt. Druitt in his yoof at Jesus College it seems. Cross cultural marriages like ours can work, but there are occasional points of non-comprehension. 🙂

  82. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I don’t know how studying my ancestry is racist, other than by non-whites believing that I am superior to them.

    Hey. We’re all equal and there was no Saxon invasion. The Saxons were the British who were there all along before and through the Roman period and traded with the Swedes and Krauts.

  83. None

    Yes you are probably right, Cassie. It’s the media that probably hid them and someone (a real journalist) who has only now uncovered them.

    I am still cracking up at Tucker Carlson’s retort: of course he was hitting on the babysitter.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    None, 9.06 a.m.;

    Interesting point, and I agree.

    It would seem that the Canadaland meeja have had access to these pics of Prime Minister Dick-Socks for quite some time, and until recently hadn’t brought them to light because The Narrative.

    Now the winds of change are both dying down and changing direction, the meeja are going with it and have amazingly now decided it was in the public interest to publish them.

  85. John Constantine

    “Has some asking”

    When did their abc standards of journalism sink to the stage that activists can use the line:

    “Has some asking”

    To enable the printing of godless commo propaganda they obtained in a spoonfed backgrounding?.

    Big australia has made us such a wealthy country we can afford pushbike holidays around our rewilded and abandoned industrial districts.

    Like Enid Blyton and the ‘Famous Five’ bicycling around food rationed postwar England, gushing about quaint teashops in backwater villages that had real cream and homemade jam on fresh scones, and you could eat as many as you wanted.

    The Ton, of course, won’t be treadling their way around Moe. Our elites will be flying off to their well earned reward overseas.

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That vid above of Jordan Peterson on Trudeau puts the case against him fairly forcefully.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    the upcoming indignation from significant sections of the country because the uppity darkies have the hide to tell us what not to do in their own country

    KD – The green progs are going to welcome it because (a) they don’t go to such bogan places as Bali (b) they hate the colonialist exploitation of the locals being given jobs and money and ( c) they like mueslis.

    As for Bali bogans, it might be a wake up call to stop voting ALP but I don’t think so.

  88. PoliticoNT

    Re the reporting over Trudeau’s stupidity – check out the old Fast Forward clips featuring lefty-fave Magda as the house slave. It’d be worth seeing that clumsy arse called out as well.

  89. Farmer Gez

    Jenny Morrison’s pretty face and warm smile is a diplomatic triumph.

    Melania looks rather severe and wooden in comparison.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Lizzie,

    I had Bluey and Old Red. Both bought in 1984. All-weather, all-purpose garments. Eventually, about ten years ago Bluey, whose back you could just about read the paper through, went through one spin cycle too many and was ripped to bits. Heartbroken, Old Red went the same way a month later.

    And for a Captain Obvious moment – anyone that wears a flanno with the buttons done up, for any reason, has outed themselves as a pretender and needs a solid backhander.

    Even with a jumper over the top. Buttons, indeed.

  91. None

    OH my god the #trudeau hashtag on twitter is vomatoid. All these morons trying to justify the hypocritical shit.
    But this one is funny
    https://twitter.com/VantersMedia49/status/1174511002903339009

  92. Cassie of Sydney

    Bolsonaro knows how to deal with the blackface boy “Trudeau”….

  93. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Trudeau at the model UN as a child:

  94. calli

    From C.L.’s Ace link:

    Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering, “What does CNN’s accused-gay-sexual-assaulter and known racist Don Lemon say about all this?”

    Well, he didn’t disappoint.

    He took the opportunity to praise Trudeau and attack Trump.

    You know, the guy who didn’t wear blackface.

    Perfect.

  95. Des Deskperson

    ‘Well, I for one reckon the Balinese pogrom against extramarital sex is going to be fantastic.’

    Friends and relatives who have lived and worked in Indonesia tell me that authority at all levels is rather partial to money.

    So I expect there will be ways around the ban.

    I have just finished Mochtar Lubis’s novel ‘Twilight in Djakarta’, a depressing read centred around corruption under the Soekarno regime. Things apparently got even worse under Suharto.

  96. Tom

    Has Trudeau lost the election yet?

    Even before the blackface farce blew up, the political career of Castro’s love child was on life support:

    As of the Sept. 17 update, the CBC’s Canada Poll Tracker gives the Conservatives the slimmest of leads in the national polling average, with 34.4 per cent support to 34.1 per cent for the Liberals. Compared to where the numbers stood one week ago, that is an increase of just 0.6 points for the Conservatives and 0.3 points for the Liberals — in other words, no movement of any real significance.

    Now that even his followers can see he’s a sanctimonious hypocrite, Trudeau needs a miracle on October 21.

  97. calli

    Mel Brookes could do another s/f spoof.

    This time the baddie could be an evil cultural chameleon called Dark Makeup.

  98. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Listen to Frank on the Saxons, he’s mostly right, although there is some evidence that Germanic culture (and people) walked in to a countryside in the south-west fairly low in the original populations of Britons due to a massive Mediterranean plague that affected Roman-influenced remnants still trading tin and copper for goods from Italy. Such trade didn’t happen so much with Germanic-influenced easterners so they got fewer plague bugs in this world-wide kill off.

    Culture and genetics are inextricably tangled during this period of poor record. The earliest Brits were of two genetic stocks: from pre-Dogger Bank collapse northern Europe and from southern ice age refuge populations log rafting it back up the Atlantic coast to Western Britain and Ireland.

    New genetic studies are constantly turning up and some of the claims made are conflicting.

  99. Cassie of Sydney

    Yesterday arvo I posted this comment on The Oz about Mr Blackface aka Trudeau….or more precisely…the plural…..Mr Blackfaces aka Trudeau…

    “Normally I couldn’t care less about this and I find the whole thing absurd. I mean back in 1996 I remember attending a friend’s costume party dressed up as a Chinese princess from the Qing dynasty. I wore a cheongsam and I carefully did my makeup and hair so I resembled a Chinese princess…there’s even a picture of me dressed up like this. However in today’s hysterical, PC, virtue signalling, perpetually offended climate, I stand accused of both racism and cultural appropriation….unforgivable sins. I am damned forever…and more so because my politics are right of centre.

    Most sensible people would agree how ridiculous this is. However, it wasn’t me or my side of politics that created these rules. The left and many of their major identities…such as Trudeau (and we have plenty here in Australia)…..have spent the last few years parroting such PC, virtue signalling, sanctimonious rubbish. They have deliberately engaged in offence taking, they have deliberately engaged in stoking adolescent claims of racism just because their opponents hold different opinions to them, they have deliberately parroted all the progressive lines about racism, sexism, misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, third wave feminism and so…the list is endless. Aided by a compromised mainstream media that happily and deliberately turns a blind eye to the sins of those on the left, people such as Trudeau have been allowed to become so absorbed in their own smug hubris to the point where they believe that they are invincible and they actually believe they are immune to the same censure and sanction that they happily apply to those on the right. Well this needs to stop….Justin Trudeau is a hypocrite and he must be held to the same standards that he has held others too. As Alinsky so perfectly and succinctly wrote…”Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules”.

  100. John Constantine

    The Ponxi apartment scam has gone too far.

    Gay nightclubs are being redeveloped into Ponxi flipflops, and ‘ Some Are Saying’ they are simply furious about it.

    Sydney is bucking the trend — for now

    That’s the near future, but what about the medium term? Another good news story provides some reassurance.
    The changing face of Sydney’s red light district

    Lockout laws have been blamed for the death of Australia’s leading red light district, but they only tell one part of the Kings Cross gentrification story.

    When The Midnight Shift, Sydney’s only other major multi-level gay club on Oxford Street, closed in October 2017, the LGBTQI community kicked up enough fuss for it to be reborn as a gay club again.

    Against all odds, it was — it’s now called Universal.

    Many thought it’d be made into yet more luxury flats or something gentrified, like grungy after-hours gay club The Phoenix, which in recent years transformed into a bougie straight cocktail bar.

    That’s a pernicious phrase to which nightclub lovers worldwide are becoming depressingly accustomed: transformed into luxury flats.

    Melbourne’s biggest gay club, The Greyhound, closed in 2017 — transformed into 43 luxury flats.

    Except, it wasn’t. The site, to this day, stands empty, just the rubble of the former much-loved, well-attended 163-year-old venue.

    If it ever does happen, it’s a story repeated in major cities everywhere — the middle class lives of 43 residents are deemed more important than the thousands of clubgoers entering their refuge, their safe haven, on a weekly basis.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    Yesterday arvo I posted this comment on The Oz about Mr Blackface aka Trudeau….or more precisely…the plural…..Mr Blackfaces aka Trudeau…

    “Normally I couldn’t care less about this and I find the whole thing absurd. I mean back in 1996 I remember attending a friend’s costume party dressed up as a Chinese princess from the Qing dynasty. I wore a cheongsam and I carefully did my makeup and hair so I resembled a Chinese princess…there’s even a picture of me dressed up like this. However in today’s hysterical, PC, virtue signalling, perpetually offended climate, I stand accused of both racism and cultural appropriation….unforgivable sins. I am damned forever…and more so because my politics are right of centre.

    Most sensible people would agree how ridiculous this is. However, it wasn’t me or my side of politics that created these rules. The left and many of their major identities…such as Trudeau (and we have plenty here in Australia)…..have spent the last few years parroting such PC, virtue signalling, sanctimonious rubbish. They have deliberately engaged in offence taking, they have deliberately engaged in stoking adolescent claims of racism just because their opponents hold different opinions to them, they have deliberately parroted all the progressive lines about racism, sexism, misogyny, Isaaaalaaaaaamophobia, xenophobia, third wave feminism and so…the list is endless. Aided by a compromised mainstream media that happily and deliberately turns a blind eye to the sins of those on the left, people such as Trudeau have been allowed to become so absorbed in their own smug hubris to the point where they believe that they are invincible and they actually believe they are immune to the same censure and sanction that they happily apply to those on the right. Well this needs to stop….Justin Trudeau is a hypocrite and he must be held to the same standards that he has held others too. As Alinsky so perfectly and succinctly wrote…”Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules”.

  102. None

    I’m just waiting for a Kardashian to sue Trudeau.

  103. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What year was that plague Lizzie?

    That is a fairly interesting explanation of Germanic migration. It also explains why the Anglo Saxon chronicle makes no sense.

  104. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Agree. Jenny Morrison is really lovely. We should be thankful for our luck there and be proud to have her on the international stage as our Prime Minister’s wife. A rare breath of normality.

  105. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-21/nsw-lockout-laws-going-development-threat-sydney-lgbtqi-scene/11524200

    The appointment of a Night Tsar, something occasionally mooted for Sydney, didn’t help, according to XXL co-owner James McNeill.

    “The Mayor didn’t meet us. He sent London’s Night Tsar, Amy Lame,” he said.

    “But she’s a club promoter for [rival LGBTQI pub] the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and spent most of her resources saving that venue from closure, with little interest in saving the venue that houses the world’s biggest weekly party for bears [hirsute gay men].”

    Just 53 LGBTQI venues in London were open in 2017 compared with 125 in 2006.

    BuzzFeed featured a powerful piece showing 24 before and after pictures of London’s “disappearing lesbian and gay scene”. The diversity of the rainbow characterising the gay scene is being replaced by shades of grey and beige.

    It’s an act of sanitisation that’ll see cities like London lose all character, individuality and edge, becoming a series of carbon-copy high streets featuring Starbucks, Pret, Nero and McDonald’s on repeat.

    There’s an element of nimbyism to this gentrification too: those who move into areas for their hip edginess and buzz then destroy the very thing that attracted them to move there, by complaining the minute they hear people enjoying themselves post 10:00pm on Saturday.

    It was always ironic for the Liberal Party, the pro-business party of minimal interference, to kill Sydney’s night time economy with over-regulation.

    But when it comes to luxury flat developers versus nightclub owners, there are no prizes for which side they’ll favour.

    LGBTQI resistance started in Sydney in 1978 as defiance of police and political hostility.

    Resistance in 2019 addresses a different threat: against the tides of capitalism and gentrification, to retain Sydney’s colour and diversity — and to keep those refuges alive.

    Let nightclub owners hear that plea. They own more than a club. They provide a community service.

    Big Australia has made us such a wealthy country that our ‘Bears’ can stay home and order party drugs delivered and couchcruise tinder once their nightclubs are turned into landsharks apartments.

  106. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It was always ironic for the Liberal Party, the pro-business party of minimal interference, to kill Sydney’s night time economy with over-regulation.

    But when it comes to luxury flat developers versus nightclub owners, there are no prizes for which side they’ll favour.

    Err, the ALP are the developer’s party in NSW.

    I’m not being partisan, I too was bewildered when I found this out a decade ago.

  107. Cassie of Sydney

    Gad Saad…one of my favourite Canadian youtubers..nails Trudeau. Saad has been nailing Trudeau for years.

  108. candy

    Mrs Trump seems to have lost a little of her glamorous touch. Meeting the Morrisons she is wearing a tight frock which shows a plumpy stomach and hips and unflattering bosom line At the state dinner she is wearing something like an Amish dress!
    Mrs Morrison’s dress on meeting the Trumps looks like an Amish outfit too.

    The Donald looks healthy and well. I do think he could dispense with the sloppy fitting suits though. He is tall and rangy and could wear much more flattering suits. Those baggy trousers are just awful.

  109. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Saad has been nailing Trudeau for years.

    PHRASING.

  110. C.L.

    The whole blackface thing mystifies me. Talk about sensitive. I don’t believe for a moment Trudeau was seeking to ridicule black people; he was just having fun dressing up. I couldn’t care less if a black person wore whiteface.

  111. egg_

    What killed them were men wielding weapons of war, not philosophies.

    Socialism seems a good exterminant.
    How many elderly Australians have frozen to death this Winter as they couldn’t afford heating?

  112. Gab

    Mrs Trump seems to have lost a little of her glamorous touch.

    Oh if only I looked as plumpy and frumpy as Mrs Trump!

  113. Tel

    That’s a pernicious phrase to which nightclub lovers worldwide are becoming depressingly accustomed: transformed into luxury flats.

    Melbourne’s biggest gay club, The Greyhound, closed in 2017 — transformed into 43 luxury flats.

    Except, it wasn’t. The site, to this day, stands empty, just the rubble of the former much-loved, well-attended 163-year-old venue.

    Here’s an open secret: no one ever liked nightclubs. They were too loud, too dark, overpriced and the only reason anyone went there was to meet people. They are going away for the same reason newspapers are going away, they existed before the Internet and open slather communications. Nightclubs were merely a way to make a bit of money off gatekeeping the hookup game. No one who already had friends would take those friends to a nightclub. People went there because they had no friends and wanted some.

  114. mh

    Good analysis, Candy.

    Maybe not the Pres looking healthy and well. I thought he looked tired.

  115. Arky

    Agree. Jenny Morrison is really lovely


    You don’t know that.
    She could be a total bitch.

  116. candy

    I couldn’t care less if a black person wore whiteface.

    I had a thinks about that the other day when this story broke and I reckon some of us might feel a bit strange with it, like it’s possibly meant in a derogatory way. I’m not exactly sure we would all be so blasé about it.

  117. Roger

    Mainstream media taking great delight in Australia being “snubbed” at UN Climate Summit.

    They really are a loathsome lot.

  118. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Encourage your kids to study the arts.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Nowels

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathy_Dennis

    Absolute ballers, for sure.

  119. C.L.

    Meanwhile in Washington, this is real …

    The Democrats hold white supremacy hearings at which three caucasian left-wing ‘experts’ testify alongside … the black Candace Owens, who is denounced by those ‘experts’ as a … white supremacist.

    Owens doesn’t hold back; watch it all.

    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1175081910726463488

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    So, if I’ve got this right…..

    The owner of a Melbourne pub, which apparently for 163 years was a safe space and/or refuge for local homos should NOT have made millions out of its location and potential for housing and instead persisted in letting the clientele lick the floors clean for free because important.

    Sure. Go with that.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    trading tin and copper for goods from Italy

    Lizzie – This recent article was interesting.

    How Britannia ruled the waves in the Bronze Age: 3,000-year-old tin ingots from Devon and Cornwall found in Israel reveal island’s ancient trade routes dating back to 1,300 BC (15 Sep)

    New evidence has surfaced suggesting that the British Isles had developed maritime trade routes with the rest of the world as early as the Bronze Age.

    Researchers at Heidelburg University in Germany have discovered that 3000-year-old tin ingots found in Israel are actually from Cornwall and Devon.

    The ingots, which date back to around 1,300 BC, were also found at archaeological sites in Turkey and Greece.

    Amazing how far British tin was going. Seafaring in 1300 BC would’ve been hairy (as King Jehoshaphat could tell you), and land transport too.

  122. Gilas

    Apologies if this has been posted before (Not everyone can spend their whole day reading through the OT…)

    Douglas Murray discussing his new book, “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity” and the anti-reason cancer that’s killing the West.
    He’s hopeful that this train-wreck of insanity can be stopped and reversed..

    I’m not as optimistic, and hope I’m wrong.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Green activists skittle mine jobs 250km away from their homes on Sydney’s leafy north shore
    Matthew Benns, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
    September 20, 2019 10:21pm
    Subscriber only

    Green activists from Sydney­’s wealthy north shore helped to skittle the Bylong Valley coal mine hundreds of kilometres away — and kill 1100 desperately needed jobs.

    Of 3192 comments to the Independent Planning Commission­, 2530 objections came on a standard-form letter­ from Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch.

    “These people should not be allowed to comment on something that is not on their doorstep,” Mid-West Regional Council mayor Des Kennedy said.

    The Commission cited “long-lasting environmental” impacts from burning the coal in South Korea for rejecting the mine, which would have created 650 construction jobs and 450 jobs for the Central West over its 30-year life.

    “People here want those jobs,” Mr Kennedy said. “But at the public meetings they were bussing in activists from all over the place.

    Pull up the ladder, Jack, I’m all right.

  124. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3162840, posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:55 am
    The whole blackface thing mystifies me. Talk about sensitive. I don’t believe for a moment Trudeau was seeking to ridicule black people; he was just having fun dressing up. I couldn’t care less if a black person wore whiteface.”

    Well yes….but isn’t it high time that those on the left were held to the same standards that they hold the rest of us to? What do you think that Trudeau…the penultimate leftist, social justice, identity politics crusader…. would be saying if suddenly pictures came to light showing Andrew Scheer (the Canadian opposition leader) with a blackface at a party and with his blackened hand grasped on a woman’s chest?

    Oh and there are also very good questions as to why these pics are just surfacing now…..and the fact that it took an American publication to publish the first pic. The Canadian mainstream media, like the ABC and Nein newspapers here…protect their own. It’s called hypocrisy. As far as I am concerned…the crime isn’t in the blackface…who the fuck cares. The crime is that Trudeau…a verminous, parasitic, dumb arsed, low IQ, pretty boy is exposed as a complete and fucking hypocrite.

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    David Keys outlines this thesis very well in his book ‘Catastrophe’, in which he looks at the impact of a volcanic winter in 536 on world ecology. The Great Plague of Justinian seems to have arrived in Britain circa 547, probably in a process of several periods of extreme die off over this general period. He cites extensive archaeological evidence of deserted farms and villages of this period in southern England an Wales. Annals mention a mortalitas magna. He likens this die off to the medieval one. It seems parallel to me as seen elsewhere too, for example, such plagues seem to have previously followed such catastrophies – see too Graham Philip’s work on the Santorini explosion c1400bc and its effect via tsunami on Crete and the Egyptian Delta, producing the biblically recalled plagues.

    From the point of view that particularly interest me, that of religious change, Annals retroactively list 536 as ‘the death of Arthur’, whom I argue strongly as the Sun/war/father god Odin/Eiddyn in early Britain. When Santorini blew, we see fairly quickly the denial of the old sun god Ra and the sudden rise of the cult of a new sun god, the Aten, a monotheistic concept, pushed along by a convinced king Akhenaten in his brand new centre of worship well away from the old sites at Luxor.

    Keys suggests a 60% population reduction for south-west Britain, on archaeological evidence, assisted by records in Annals. Keys may overplay his hand in some aspects of his world-wide speculative thesis, but his theory he relating such devastation to waste land themes in the Grail legends seems fairly well-founded to me.

  126. Top Ender

    the ‘Famous Five’ bicycling around food rationed postwar England, gushing about quaint teashops in backwater villages that had real cream and homemade jam on fresh scones…

    This isn’t true?

    Bugger. Will have to re-read them to see what other stuff is suspect.

    Meanwhile, check out:

  127. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    On my phone, Frank. Sorry for typos.

  128. Zyconoclast

    Like Enid Blyton and the ‘Famous Five’ bicycling around food rationed postwar England, gushing about quaint teashops in backwater villages that had real cream and homemade jam on fresh scones, and you could eat as many as you wanted.

    I listened to the audio book while driving about a year ago.
    Great story.
    Seems like an ideal for a time for a safe and adventurous childhood.

  129. Roger

    The New Luddites are here:

    To decarbonise we must decomputerise.

    Greta should urge her kids to throw away their smart phones for the planet.

  130. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Latest, on the investigation of suspected “War crimes” in Afghanistan.

    60 Minutes will reveal more about the death of Ali Jan, including interviews gathered in Afghanistan. A mid-2012 incident, also to be detailed on 60 Minutes, involves the suspected summary execution of a wounded Afghan in the care of Australian soldiers.

    Watch Nick McKenzie’s full report on 60 Minutes on Sunday night.

  131. egg_

    Green activists skittle mine jobs 250km away from their homes on Sydney’s leafy north shore

    Windfarms for Lane Cove now!

  132. PoliticoNT

    Egg – could you track down one of the Fast Forward clips with Magda doing her Gone With the Wind slave thing. That’ll put an end to it.

  133. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3162865, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:13 am
    The New Luddites are here:

    To decarbonise we must decomputerise.

    Greta should urge her kids to throw away their smart phones for the planet.”

    Yep..I went for a walk at lunch yesterday and there was a group of screeching private school girls walking back from the Domain….they were all talking on the smart phones. I laughed at them. The amusing thing is that us older people would survive without smart phones…but these younger kids…NOPE.

  134. Cassie of Sydney

    I wonder how Greta Loonberg…the little Green nazi….is going to get back to Europe from North America?

  135. Tel

    I couldn’t care less if a black person wore whiteface.

    I was never offended by Michael Jackson and his bleach … but I did find him creepy and weird.

    I mean, someone uncomfortable about their own colour probably has issues and shouldn’t be in a position of authority under any circumstances. That goes for Trudeau also … but you don’t need to rummage around in his old party snapshots to know that guy is as shallow as dog’s piss on the kitchen floor. Trudeau has been acting the goat for years and getting away with it, and will continue to get away with it, because this whole thing has never, ever been about people “being offended” it’s about making an excuse to attack over politics while trying to make it not look like politics.

    Remember? We love all women … but not Margaret Thatcher. We love all black people … but not Thomas Sowell, Sonnie Johnson, Candice Owens or Allen West … we call them rude and offensive names because offending people is OK when we don’t like their politics. It’s fine to call George W Bush a chimp, but very offensive to say the same about Obama. We make jokes about Trump’s skin and appearance … but we are compassionate about people who look different.

    Get a grip … the whole thing is hypocrisy from bottom to top and always has been. It is always about politics and never, ever about politeness.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I wonder how Greta Loonberg…the little Green nazi….is going to get back to Europe from North America?

    Walking on the water?

  137. Old School Conservative

    Thanks for the ‘toons Tom on the previous thread.
    Gorrell was clever.

  138. Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger, page 87 of today’s Hun. Pants Millane with his broken thumb during the 1990 finals. Millane had written notes of his ordeal. Apparently it was broken second last round of the home and away season. Rebroke it every game that glorious year. If Leigh Mathews labels it the most courageous thing he had seen in football, that’s enough for me.

  139. calli

    Douglas Murray discussing his new book, “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity” and the anti-reason cancer that’s killing the West.

    Now that’s interesting, Gilas. Someone totally out of left field recommended it to me yesterday, and here you are today.

    I really must get it now.

  140. Roger

    “People here want those jobs,” Mr Kennedy said. “But at the public meetings they were bussing in activists from all over the place.

    Well, “we just can’t sit on our asses and leave the political process to neanderthals who don’t want to believe in the future”.

    John Kerry, Global Table conference, Melbourne, 2019.

  141. Bill Thompson

    Climate Change Demo-Watch in Melbourne yesterday…
    https://youtu.be/H8vJjENY0ig

  142. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tel
    #3162873, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:18 am”

    Comment of the day Tel..I would also add…..

    “We love all indigenous people … but not Jacinta Price or Warren Mundine…and so you have “their ABC” calling Jacinta “divisive” or you have a germalist such as Gerald Ridsdale’s old flatmate (who claims he saw and heard nothing when sharing a presbytery with Ridsdale)…Paul Bungjourno….calling Warren “Uncle Tom”…..but that’s okay because offending people is OK when we don’t like their politics.”

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    The Santorini explosion caused the biblical plagues, via tsunami?

    Man. I’d never thought of that.

    I’m going to mouth off about that all next week, thus fortifying my thin veneer of competence.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Botany is getting sexy.

    Genetic Modification of Crops Is ‘R-pe,’ Botanist Says (via BCF)

    Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist, member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY-Syracuse, called corn “one of our deepest and oldest relatives.” In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, she humanized corn as the “Corn Mother,” saying, “Corn is sacred because she gives us her children in return for protecting us.” … “There’s a word for forcible injection of unwanted genes,” Kimmerer said. “R-pe.”

    This botanist does not just humanize corn — she wishes to enlist it in the #MeToo movement.

    Maybe she should have a word with the greens who like having sex with trees.

  145. calli

    “Society can be best understood by determining who is privileged and who is oppressed.”

    Yep. I have to read it.

    Like Candace’s colour, his sexuality won’t protect him.

  146. bespoke

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3162858, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Well yes….but isn’t it high time that those on the left were held to the same standards that they hold the rest of us to?

    True the old memes about not suing for liable and keeping out of social issues have only made conservatives look weak. And some sects of libertarians (and conservatives) except anything so long as there weird hangup’s don’t come under the spotlight. What’s the line to be dawn so we don’t become like them?

  147. Roger

    In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, she humanized corn as the “Corn Mother,” saying, “Corn is sacred because she gives us her children in return for protecting us.”

    When people stop believing in God…

  148. PoliticoNT

    Zulu – if you go to the IGADF’s page their are the two notices which were placed in the Afghan media re the investigation (one notice in Dari, the other in Pashto). I’ve noted an English translation should be provided on the IGADF page, as it is our chaps under the microscope. Two years since the suggestion, no action has been taken.

    On interesting point worth making – I have a very close friend who is a senior chap in DFAT, with other years behind him in the Defence/security world. He is generally a good operator but he can be, like a lot of bureaucrats, a bit superior to the troops. I have my doubts about the investigation but he took time to make it very clear we need to run through the process to ‘demonstrate to the ICC’ we will follow ‘due process.’ If we don’t the danger is our SAS people could be dragged before the ICC.

    Personally speaking, I smell a rat. My view is DFAT and the rest of the Golden Circle are only too happy to see the SAS dragged through this mud, as it gives fuel to the idea that the ICC is a force for good in the world. In other words, DFAT are only too happy to see the SAS trashed as it curry’s favour for DFAT. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but we’re not talking junior grads on the first rotation talking it up.

  149. PoliticoNT

    Thanks Egg…

    Should add it to the Oz’s Cut & Paste pile.

  150. DtjW

    Catching-up, so forgive me for quoting from the OOT, but this struck a cord with me:
    struth
    #3160826, posted on September 20, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    Who comes up with these storylines?
    Ultimately it goes back to UN directive.
    Agenda 2030.
    They declare it all……..there’s no conspiracy theory required.
    Our institutions are marched through by the left and they take their agends and timings from the UNglobal socialists.
    Their effect clearly seen today.
    TThat’s why the abortion thing popped up the same time all over the anglosphere.
    Etc etc etc.
    It’s a war the right refuse to believed is happening even when children, many preschool are marching for socialism in the streets.
    Those kids are going to turn on us and as do nothing apathetic Aussies we deserve no less
    We are not Americans, that’s for sure.

    Our young ones are literally marching in the streets, in support of socialism.
    So ill-educated and indoctrinated, they don’t realise they are marching themselves into poverty, poorer living standards and dominant government control. I don’t think they will enjoy it when it comes to full fruition, but I suppose, they’ve been taught there isn’t another way, so they are none the wiser.
    Good-luck to them.
    I do despair.

  151. Arky

    What is it with people now pronouncing “important” as “impor- tint”?
    Why can’t people talk proper?

  152. C.L.

    Santorini fascinates me as the probable basis for the Atlantis legend. As far as die-offs go, the Minoan eruption is staggering; now thought to have reduced humanity to as few as 1000 breeding pairs. You couldn’t really be fussy, sex-wise, in those grim days.

  153. bespoke

    “progressives’ have lived without consequences for there ideas that why the reaction to Trump and Brexit as been so extreme.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Great Orme Bronze Age copper mines going down nine or more levels show just how much copper was exported from Britain to fuel the Homeric Mediterranean Bronze Age. I have been down them on a freaky self-guided tour.

    Cornish tin too. Interesting that this copper has been discovered for sure now in Is-rael. Was discussing last nite with Cassie the myth of Jesus having walked the fields of England. If his claimed ‘uncle’ (a father figure in matrilineal ancient Britain) Joseph of Arimathea was trading in tin or copper, a visit such as this would not be beyond the bounds of possibility. It has always struck me, since researching into ancient British myths, that the biblical miracles of feeding a multitude bear a strong resemnlance to the ever-providing cauldron themes of Odinic beliefs that later became incorporated into the Grail mythology. Cultural memes do tend to carry, and traders did the most of that.

  155. calli

    That was splendid, egg_?

    I remember laughing at that lot with my kids the first time round. Sveta the Rusian, Gina Hard Faced Bitch, Magda and her real whiskey.

    Now the world is grey and drear and serious about minutae and dismissive of enormity.

    What happened?

  156. calli

    What is it with people now pronouncing “important” as “impor- tint”?

    Brownface affects everything. It’s insidious.

  157. PoliticoNT

    Calli….well Magda went into bat for global-homo, and started working as an analyst for the ABC….

  158. Cassie of Sydney

    “bespoke
    #3162887, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Cassie of Sydney
    #3162858, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:10 am

    True the old memes about not suing for liable and keeping out of social issues have only made conservatives look weak. And some sects of libertarians (and conservatives) except anything so long as there weird hangup’s don’t come under the spotlight. What’s the line to be dawn so we don’t become like them?

    We don’t have to become like them…we simply expose their hypocrisy….and we fight. For too long people on the conservative right have done NOTHING….they have turned the other cheek….and that’s gotten them far…hasn’t it? Look at Pell….look at Abbott….always turning the other cheek in the face of lies, smears and endless character assassinations. Tony Abbott knew a month before the 18 May election that he was going to lose the seat….so he should have spent the last few weeks engaging in absolute unconditional warfare…exposing Skank Steggall and GetUp for the liars and fraud they are. But no…despite Abbott being defamed in a GetUp advertisement, despite Abbott and Liberal party volunteers being screamed at and regularly spat upon, despite Abbott and Liberal party volunteers called “peterfiles”….and despite the climax on on election eve with a Liberal party volunteer being stabbed with a corkscrew by a former KPMG partner…Abbott in Warringah went down fighting like a mouse battling a big hungry cat.

    Trump doesn’t abide by those rules….I don’t think we need to be nice.

  159. calli

    But they’re meant to be “gay”! Why appropriate a word if you can’t live up to it?

    Like the rainbow, a symbol of hope written in the heavens. Now it just means you approve of same sex hookups.

    Just as well I snaffled my Westinghouse Girl when I did. Just to drive them crazy.

  160. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes, our children are marching to the tune of a false religious drum re their total indoctrination into the climate change hoax and its evil ideology of a socialist led ‘correction’.

    ‘Suffer the little children’ takes on a sinister new direction in all of this. Poor quality teaching by a not-very-bright dumbed down teaching workforce, plus and feelz in the curriculum rather than analysis, all bring us to where we are today.

  161. C.L.

    I think one of the people atop this pictorial roundup of yesterday’s climate protest is Justin Trudeau. Maybe the one on the left.

    I hesitate to use the word hysteria or point gratuitously to its etymology, but I do note that most of the attendees are female.

  162. lotocoti

    60 Minutes will reveal more …

    Would this be the same 60 Minutes, who years ago went large on the terrible experiences of the first wahman posted to a certain River Class destroyer?
    The wahman who, because she was cleaning the XO’s pipes, believed she could take the sort of diabolical liberties which would normally eventuate a tragic accident. Which 60 Minutes chose not to mention, because Bunny Boilers were out and Ms O’Gyny was in.
    That 60 Minutes?

  163. egg_

    Sveta the Rusian

    Sveta and Victor (you are very unattractive man) hosting music clips has to be up there with the cream of Oz comedy.

  164. mh

    What do you think that Trudeau…the penultimate leftist, social justice, identity politics crusader…. would be saying if suddenly pictures came to light showing Andrew Scheer (the Canadian opposition leader) with a blackface at a party and with his blackened hand grasped on a woman’s chest?

    Interesting that Justin Trudeau always goes beyond blackface and blackens other parts of his body.

    Was it a trick to get chicks?

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, I think it was great that you did a real Cinderella and snaffled your own life-long handsome prince at your very first [email protected] aged sweet sixteen! As rare a story of true and lasting love as to be found anywhere these days.

  166. Dr Fred Lenin

    I will never forget Sir Humpys description of the EU In Yes Prime Minister ,brilliant , and as regards numbers defence of the Waffen SS ,when he said the Germans are seeking re admission to the Human Race .
    Brilliant even today they havent really been re admitted ,there is always that dark shadow lurking in the background ,I suppose the Mongols had that treatment too in history .

  167. calli

    Too many “justs” in that post.

    Bother. I’m infected by the creeping Trudeaus.

    I just know my complexion will suffer.

    Ooops…

  168. PoliticoNT

    Lotocoti – make sure you watch it. If it’s a shit-piece attack on the SAS, put aside an hour or so to raise your concerns with the Member for Canning. I’ll be watching, and I won’t hesitate to give a statement re the views of the DFAT crowd.

    The SAS is worth defending.

  169. Roger

    I hesitate to use the word hysteria or point gratuitously to its etymology, but I do note that most of the attendees are female.

    “Look at me!”

    Most of them couldn’t tell you where the Adani mine is.

    Yet we’re seriously exhorted to heed them lest we all die in 12 years…or something.

    Lo! Peak stupidity is nigh.

  170. Top Ender

    Bill Thompson makes a good point – ask a climate change activist to hold their breath permanently so as to expel less CO2.

  171. cohenite

    The vile troll from the last thread:

    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.

    This is pernicious for a number of reasons and goes to why creatures like the troll should not be tolerated.

    There is no resource issue in the ME; all conflict there is because the RoP regards anything not RoP as an enemy; those grubs don’t give a damn about resources; why should they, RoP is an eschatological ideology; resources are to do with life; to say the RoP cares about resources is to say it cares about life. It’s a junk argument.

    The dreary and smug argument that the troll never saw anyone killed by communism is both cute and hideously wrong. All the 100 million who perished in the USSR, China, Cambodia, NK etc were killed in the most pure sense by communism because if it were not for communism they would be alive.

    And fascism is merely a hybrid of communism.

    Another foul comment by the troll.

  172. bespoke

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3162903, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Yep, my personal line is not to devalue serious accusations like ‘Progressives’ do. Nazi, [email protected], fascist, stalking, ect…..

  173. areff

    You couldn’t really be fussy, sex-wise, in those grim days

    Kinda like being in your sixties today.

  174. feelthebern

    I’m going to mouth off about that all next week, thus fortifying my thin veneer of competence.

    That’s the only way to live.

  175. feelthebern

    Fast Forward would not be made today.
    Name a comedy (real comedy) that would.

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    Apropos of Welcome to Countries.

    During the week I attended a criggit association presentation night. Three course feed, free bar, about 50 awards etc etc. The gala event was hosted by one of the whitebread local FM radio DJs.

    During the welcoming speech, he did the WTC, albeit (danger) he didn’t look the least bit indig. BUT:

    He did the whole drawn out thing speaking really quickly, and in a slightly lower tone than usual. Exactly like the disclaimers at the end on political ads on the teev – ‘wriddenandauthorisedbyd.smithonbehalfofthelaybapardeecanberra’.

    ‘rahrahrahpasdprezzenandemerging’

    The fact they had one at all is obviously disquieting. But if you have to, do it like this. Rendering the whole thing into irrelevance.

  177. Delcon

    Numbers has got me thinking.

    Where the Mongols, Huns or the Muesli armies fascists or capitalists?

    I’d say socialists (i.e., fascists). Empirically, socialism and mass-murder seem to lead to each other.

  178. John Constantine

        Dick sauntered along, whistling. The farmer’s wife was delighted to see him, and showed him two big baskets full of delicious food.     ’Slices of ham I’ve cured myself,’ she said, lifting up the white cloth that covered one of the baskets. ‘And a pot of brawn I’ve made. Keep it in a cool place. And some fresh lettuces and radishes I pulled myself this morning early. And some more tomatoes.’
        ’How gorgeous!’ said Dick, eyeing the food in delight. ‘Just the kind of things we love! Thanks awfully, Mrs Mackie. What’s in the other basket?’     ’Eggs, butter, milk, and a tin of shortbread I’ve baked,’ said Mrs Mackie. ‘You should do all right till tomorrow, the four of you! And in that paper there is a bone for the dog.’
        ’How much do I owe you?’ asked Dick. He paid his bill and took up the baskets. Mrs Mackie slipped a bag into his pocket.     ’Just a few home-made sweets,’ she said. That was her little present.

    Enid Blyton. Five Go Off in a Caravan (Kindle Locations 962-964). Hodder Children’s Books.

    Published in 1946 in England, with rationing and postwar PTSD and rebuilding ruins and being fatherless really meaning something, the middle-upper-middle class hopes for what life could be like really meant something all throughout the Empire that was being torn down even as the series was being created.

    https://flashbak.com/the-rationing-years-in-britain-1939-1954-21011/

    When Gallup, in 1947, asked the British public what would be their no-expense-spared fantasy meal it came back as:

    Sherry, tomato soup, sole, roast chicken with roast potatoes, peas and sprouts, trifle and cream, cheese and biscuits and coffee.

    It was a large meal and a lot of food but that’s not particularly surprising after all the deprivation and food shortages in Britain during and after the war. To our tastes today the menu may seem a little unimaginative and humdrum. Two years after the war, however, a meal like that, for most people, was only remotely possible in some kind of extreme fantasy world. Food in the immediate post-war years was often more strictly controlled than during the actual war. For instance bread was only rationed for the first time during the years of 1946-48 and potatoes briefly during 1947. Tea was still rationed until 1952 and then the following year sugar and eggs became freely available as did, finally, cheese and meats in 1954.

    Their left are hellbent on reintroducing rationing into the West, because that is where their programming inevitably leads their hivemind, There and to the purges.

    In some books the children go camping in the countryside, on a hike or holiday together elsewhere. The settings, however, are almost always rural and enable the children to discover the simple joys of cottages, islands, the English and Welsh countryside and sea shores, as well as an outdoor life of picnics, lemonade, bicycle trips and swimming.[a]

    Blyton intended to write only six or eight books in the series, but owing to their high sales and immense commercial success she went on to write twenty-one full-length Famous Five novels, as well as a number of other series in similar style following groups of children discovering crime on holiday in the countryside.[1] By the end of 1953 more than six million copies had been sold. Today, more than two million copies of the books are sold each year, making them one of the best-selling series for children ever written, with sales totalling over a hundred million.[2] All the novels have been adapted for television, and several have been adapted as films in various countries.

    The purges of Blyton, for the sins of not progressing the revolution, will happen. currently there are more immediate targets, but the world where going along to get along is enough are ending.

    In 2020, if you are not actively denouncing dissenters and recruiting cannon fodder for the revolution, you are against The Cause.

    “Five against Brexit”

    “Five for vegan schools”

    “Five strike against coal”

    “Five save and help refugees”

    “Five support transgender”

    “Five do recycling”

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Loved Fast Forward. Calli is right to ask – what happened? All so quickly gone, the fun in life.

    Come back, Wee Mary McGregor.

    Speaking of Sveta reminds me of Natalia, the Russian friend Hairy and I made on The Monstrosity of the Seas during our cruise around New Zealand. Wife of an apparatchik oil magnate, she invited herself to our table a deux and clung to us from then on, except for a brief excursion on the wild side to the arms of a gold-chain benecked lothario with intent, who lasted until they reached her stateroom door. She later gave us a linguistically fractured account of the final struggle. Like the redoubtable Dowager of Downton she had an appealing little giggly chuckle at her own temerity before she delivered her eviscerating pronouncements on men (Hairy an honorary exception), especially Russian ones, and her husband in particular. He drink, he smoke, vodka, vodka. He is very boring man.

    Oh, Sveta.

    Hairy drinks, I pointed out as only a wife can say. Little giggle then as she says he no drink, he wine and ver nice and he dance nice with me not sit boring no talk and ver nice from you I borrow he.

    She sits back with another satisfied little intake of chuckle at doing beetles dance with husban ver nice speak some Russian (as Hairy does from his schooldays) and invites us to their dacha outside Moscow. Or perhaps we would like their holiday apartment in Montenegro?

  180. Delcon

    feelthebern
    #3162925, posted on September 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Fast Forward would not be made today.
    Name a comedy (real comedy) that would.

    Hannah Gadsby, leaving aside all her ‘Comfortable’ Not Being Funny stuff.

  181. P

    Gilas
    #3162856, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Douglas Murray discussing his new book, “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity” and the anti-reason cancer that’s killing the West.

    Just watched this interview on youtube. Very good, and very clearly put. Thanks Gilas.

  182. Some History

    Did you know that Jane Carosene is a person of goodwill?

    Been thinking about the protests demanding urgent action on climate change. They reminded me of the anti-Vietnam marches of my youth. Perhaps this is the issue (as anti-war was back then) that can unite people of goodwill to take back the power from the overpaid & over rated

    https://twitter.com/JaneCaro/status/1175181725338501120?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  183. Some History

    Thus spake pol-tot-bot, Greta™ of Loonberg

    Over 4 million on #ClimateStrike today. In 163 countries. And counting… If you belong to the small number of people who feel threatened by us, then we we have some very bad news for you: This is just the beginning. Change is coming – like it or not.

    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1175198609660399617?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  184. Roger

    Perhaps this is the issue (as anti-war was back then) that can unite people of goodwill to take back the power from the overpaid & over rated

    Shorter Caro:

    It’s not about the environment, it’s about political revolution.

    Bit late to the party, though.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    They reminded me of the anti-Vietnam marches of my youth.

    Communists then, communists now. Just changed their colour from red to green.

  186. calli

    Did you know that Jane Carosene is a person of goodwill?

    Not to her own flesh and blood that she had hoovered, she wasn’t.

    And then bragged about it.

    Odious woman.

  187. Delcon

    Did you know that Jane Carosene is a person of goodwill?

    Been thinking about the protests demanding urgent action on climate change. They reminded me of the anti-Vietnam marches of my youth. Perhaps this is the issue (as anti-war was back then) that can unite people of goodwill to take back the power from the overpaid & over rated

    No, but I did know she was overpaid & over rated.
    And, yes, the anti-Vietnam War movement and the “Climate Activists” of these days are indeed about exactly the same issue, as has been correctly claimed here.

  188. John Constantine

    Rationing in Britain was hard – but shortages were far worse elsewhere. Collectively, 20 million people died as a result of malnutrition in the war, compared to 19.5 million in combat. In Ukraine, peasants dug up dead horses to eat their flesh, while in Greece, 2,000 people perished every day from hunger. In Britain, rationing created the best-nourished generation of pregnant women in history, as poor people received enough nutrients to maintain their health.

    According to Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, modern Britons are actually at a greater risk of malnutrition than they were under rationing. He said in an interview with the Sunday Times: “Nobody is arguing for going back to rationing but it is salutary to think that when we had rationing everybody was getting the essential nutrients. What we have now is malnutrition of a different kind than we have ever experienced before, except from the wealthy who used to sometimes suffer from the sin of gluttony, which is a form of malnutrition. We have mass gluttonous malnutrition.” A study by the International Obesity Task Force found that children today consume 3,000 calories per day, which is 1,200 more than their counterparts on rations – the equivalent of eight chocolate bars.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/75-years-on-from-rationing-what-did-we-learn-9963115.html

    The climate war will require rationing.

    They don’t get any pleasure from it, but it is for your own good.

    Rationing Czars coming.

    Comrades.

  189. bespoke

    Good to see armadillo in the old thread, insightful and witty as always. 😎

  190. Some History

    Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

    PEOPLE WHO DENY CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ATTACKED YOU PERSONALLY. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    It’s sad. You just have to ignore them because they are just desperately trying to remove the focus from the climate crisis to make it something about me as an individual rather than the crisis itself. When they do that, they don’t have any arguments left.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/qa-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-global-strikes-65760454

  191. Roger

    The climate war will require rationing.

    A necessary sacrifice for the greater good, comrades.

    Waiter, bring me another champagne.

  192. calli

    Here ya go, John Constantine.

    Exhibit A

    Exhibit B

    Happy reading!

  193. Dr Fred Lenin

    Power suppliers in Melbourne are sendin messages warning customers there WILbe power cuts this summer on very hot.days ,they are advising cutomers wwhat to do when they happen ,there WILLbe power cuts ,very positive ,no messing about they are distancing themselves from blame . AGL is going to keep Liddel going ,are there cracks appearing in the climate scam ?
    Cant see why ,97 oer cent of 75 carefully seleced “scientists say its warming when it isnt , you could shovel the bullshit its so thick ,when are we going to get rid of these criinals ?
    One day I dream wemight have a Real government not this vollection of tossers we have today

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Being fussy sex-wise as one of the few breeders available wouldn’t have left too much choice for the ladies in ancient population-decimated areas either. Claimed by the local warlord, shoved into a harem, and yearly delivery of infants in his own like was the fate of most.

    Chin up, areff. At least you are not at sea. Worse things happen there, so we are told.

    Perhaps you should seek opportunities for warlordism. They were often in their sixties.
    See a careers adviser. 🙂

  195. calli

    PEOPLE WHO DENY PROMOTE CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ATTACKED YOU PERSONALLY. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    Nuke em.

    /fixed

  196. Some History

    Brexit Party big donor called Greta Thunberg a “nutjob” conspiracy theorist

    Therefore, it’s unsurprising that climate change denial is prevalent among Brexit Party candidates for the next general election. Indeed, one of the party’s candidates is the “author” Richard Milton, who claims the science behind climate change is “manipulated”.
    Farage himself has also claimed that children are “indoctrinated” at school to believe in climate change.
    As thousands of people take to the streets today to protest about the environment, it’s clear the Brexit Party is – once again – on the wrong side of a major political issue.

    https://scramnews.com/brexit-party-big-donor-george-farmer-called-greta-thunberg-nutjob-conspiracy-theorist/

  197. feelthebern

    I regularly watch videos from The Armchair Historian on youtube.
    Youtube recently demonetised the guy after he posted a video on Dien Bien Phu (where the French got spanked in Vietnam).
    It showed just how brutal Google can be.
    No warning.
    No explanation.
    Just demonetised.

  198. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We skeptics have no arguments left? While Greta had not offered even one credible piece of evidence for her beliefs?

    Here’s an argument, Greta:

    It’s not happening.

  199. areff

    At least you are not at sea. Worse things happen there, so we are told.

    Rum, sodomy and the lash: rank according to preference

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Worse things happen at sea’

    Remembered. And stolen.

    To the crikkit. GF match. Day one of two. Will miss the first half at least of the Pies in the prelim.

    Totes devo.

  201. feelthebern

    But Obama met with Greta.
    & that racist chap Noah on the Daily Show interviewed her.
    Why would Greta be getting so much coverage if she wasn’t the Messiah returned?

  202. Some History

    HAAA HAAA That’s seriously funny.

    Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

    Wedding singer Abdul Salam Maftoon was called the Canadian prime minister’s ‘lost twin’ after appearing on Afghan Star

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/14/afghanistan-talent-show-justin-trudeau-lookalike

  203. Arky

    Good to see armadillo in the old thread, insightful and witty as always. 😎

    ..
    Traitor.
    Remember whose stalker you are supposed to be.

  204. 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.

  205. cuckoo

    I hesitate to use the word hysteria or point gratuitously to its etymology, but I do note that most of the attendees are female.

    I had to pass the fringes of the Melbourne crowd and it was easily 95 percent girls. Just a few token girly-boys hanging around. And quite a few girls who couldn’t have been more than 12, unsupervised and dressed like they were auditioning for Lolita. How screwed-up must their parents be?

    But to be fair, I’ll always give credit for a clever sign, whatever the cause, and I saw one that said “The earth is hotter than my imaginary boyfriend”.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rum, sodomy and the lash: rank according to preference

    Sodomy was legal after forty eight hours at sea.

  207. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good. Keep on pushing the line that Brexit is about climate denial. People fed up with climate madness but wondering where to go with that have now got a well-advertised MSM signpost about how to put their feeling to the vote. Even given Boris being a warmy. Many key Brexiteers are clearly solid climate realists. Vote them in and and watch the economy transformed by loosening the insane climatic bonds of the EU. As in Trump’s America.

  208. feelthebern

    Why does Greg Norman keep getting married?

  209. feelthebern

    Sodomy was legal after forty eight hours at sea.

    It makes reading Treasure Island from Jim Hawkins perspective a little selective, considering he was only a teenager at the time.

  210. cuckoo

    Fast Forward would not be made today.

    Neither would Australian you’re standing in it, much less by the ABC. Yes, I know it had the dreadful Cap’n Snooze in it, whatever his name was, but it had Tim and Debbie, the most perfect send up I’ve ever seen of the brainless, pseudo-educated arts undergrad student ‘radical’. (Except perhaps for Rick in The Young Ones). Nowadays, of course, Tim and Debbie are running the ABC.

  211. Some History

    Very powerful sign at #ClimateStrikesydney ‘Coal is the drug and Australia is the dealer’

    https://twitter.com/JaneCaro/status/1174958257812541440

  212. JC

    C.L.
    #3162852, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Meanwhile in Washington, this is real …

    The Democrats hold white supremacy hearings at which three caucasian left-wing ‘experts’ testify alongside … the black Candace Owens, who is denounced by those ‘experts’ as a … white supremacist.

    Owens doesn’t hold back; watch it all.

    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1175081910726463488

    Jeez, Owens hit it out of the park and she’s a really nice looker too. Notice the white lardball next Owens looking really uncomfortable.

  213. Delcon

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3162952, posted on September 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

    We skeptics have no arguments left? While Greta had not offered even one credible piece of evidence for her beliefs?

    Here’s an argument, Greta:

    It’s not happening.

    Leave her alone! She is just an autistic school drop-out 16 year old girl. How could she possibly, with such a background, expected to provide any evidence for global warming!
    I just wonder why the Stop Global Warming activists decided to choose, of all people, as the leader for their Stop Global Warming campaign, a person who cannot be expected to be able to provide any evidence for global warming.
    Oh.

  214. JC

    feelthebern
    #3162963, posted on September 21, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Why does Greg Norman keep getting married?

    He likes to halve his net worth every couple of years.

  215. zyconoclast

    Sodomy was legal after forty eight hours at sea.

    The plan is to make it compulsory.
    All them time, everybody, every where.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    How screwed-up must their parents be?

    Was just looking at the EPG for free to air. “To Die For” is on SBS movie channel featuring a mesmerising Nicole Kidman as an evil weather lady. Quite a few of those parents would be like that character.

    For an antidote to that movie there’s Ben Hur on 7flix, although I couldn’t tell whether it’s the original or remake.

  217. JC

    How fucking evil can you be? Not evil enough for the Guardian.

    Janet A describing what the Guardian said about former PM Cameron.

    “When it does happen, the effect is sudden, deep and lasting. It takes a long time to understand what has taken place. You enter a period of mourning, trying to come to terms with the difference between the child you expected and longed for, and the reality that you now face. But like so many things to do with the human spirit, there is resilience you didn’t know you had. You feel such strong bonds of love, and such desire to protect this beautiful little creature.”

    In his new book, For the Record, released this week, David Cameron recounts the birth, the short life and the death of his son Ivan, who was born with a rare neurological disorder that left him severely disabled.

    The former British prime minister writes honestly about caring for a beautiful but helpless baby who was drenched in sweat daily after suffering up to 20 violent fits, unable to eat, or ever talk, or walk. In the end, the little boy who arrived into this world to the sounds of Barry White in the operating theatre died at the age of six from massive organ failure.
    Read Next

    Within moments of extracts from the book being released, The Guardian labelled Cameron as man who knew only “privileged pain”. Cameron’s miserable time at boarding school, for example, was waved off as something that comes “with an assurance that only important people can suffer that way”. The newspaper then took aim at his experience with the British health system and caring for a severely disabled son was somehow different. Because Cameron is posh.

  218. zyconoclast

    Revealed: Why Katherine Keating was visiting Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion

    PS can reveal that Keating and Prince Andrew had struck up a firm friendship some nine months before they were filmed together, initially meeting at a lavish party in Dubai.

    They were among guests invited to the opening of the no-expense-spared Meydan Racecourse.

    Over the course of a weekend in March 2010, Keating met Prince Andrew, and was seen by his side several times at a series of celebrations to mark the grand opening of the enormous facility which Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, had personally overseen.

    “They looked to be getting on very well and I saw her with him several times over the course of the weekend. The appeared very friendly but it was clear she had only met him on that weekend,” another guest at the party told PS on the grounds of anonymity.

    While most of the international guest list had no idea who Keating was, a contingent of high profile Australians had also been invited by the Sheik, whose global thoroughbred stud Darley has operations in Scone.

    “A few of us made note of her, especially when she was getting along so well with Prince Andrew,” the guest recalled.

    Keating left Sydney for New York in 2010, when she began dating millionaire playboy hotelier Andre Balazs, another associate of Epstein, who is among the names listed in the billionaire’s now infamous address book.

    Still aged in her mid-20s, Keating was drawn into Epstein’s personal orbit, cultivating a friendship with his former lover Ghislaine Maxwell, who took a shine to Keating and invited her to cocktail parties with Manhattan’s A-listers.

    Keating, who featured Maxwell in one of her glowing interviews for the Huffington Post in 2014, is yet to respond to any media queries about her association with Prince Andrew and Epstein, while her friends told PS this week she was “praying for it to all go away.”

  219. Old Lefty

    The ABC has excelled itself in the last 24 hours. First there was an article by Grattan (from the Conversation) which referred in the title to Morrison ‘bootlicking’ Pauline Hanson – it really is sounding more like Pravda every day.

    The a piece on gay nightclubs closing at an ‘alarming’ rate. Comment superfluous.

  220. Old Lefty

    What next? Churches being torched at a pleasing rate?

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sodomy was legal after forty eight hours at sea.

    The plan is to make it compulsory.

    Funny you should say that…

    California Senate Passes Resolution Calling All Californians to Embrace LGBTQ Lifestyles (17 Sep, via BCF)

    Love is love, and anyone who disagrees will be reprogrammed.

  222. JC

    Cooperman is wrong. The stockmarket will be down 75% if she is elected. Barrons/

    They won’t open the stock market if Elizabeth Warren is the next president,” Leon Cooperman declared rather hyperbolically at a CNBC event Thursday. Later on television, the billionaire investor backed off a bit, but added that if Sen. Warren (D., Mass.) or her main rival on the left for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind., Vt.), were to win next year’s election, a bear market lasting a year and knocking stock prices down 25% would likely follow. He concluded his segment by advising viewers to “vote right and vote often,” which the financier presumably meant facetiously.

    To be sure, it’s early to be focusing on the U.S. presidential election, which is still more than a year away—a dispiriting thought, given how tiresome the campaign for the Democratic nomination among the 20-plus contenders already has been. The markets probably won’t really focus on the campaigns until the candidates have been set next year at the parties’ conventions, says Jeff Mortimer, director of investment strategy at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

    Even so, Wall Street has taken notice of Warren’s recent surge in the polls past Sanders, to second place behind former Vice President Joe Biden. According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll out this past week, taken after the most recent debate, Biden leads Warren by 31% to 25% among Democratic primary voters, and the two were the only candidates whose support grew meaningfully.

    Other indicators show increasing enthusiasm for Warren. According to the WSJ/NBC poll, 70% of her supporters described themselves as enthusiastic, up from 57% in March, and higher than Sanders’ 64%. Among Biden’s supporters, 64% said they were enthusiastic, down from 73% in March.

    And in online betting markets, Warren actually is running ahead of Biden, according to a report on the campaign by Peter Berezin, chief global strategist at BCA Research. That result may be skewed by Warren’s support among better-educated voters, who are more likely to use betting markets, he adds.

    In any case, Warren is riding the “Great Awokening” that has shifted the Democratic Party sharply to the left, he adds. “If Donald Trump was the right’s answer to populism, Warren, along with fellow traveler Bernie Sanders, is the left’s embodiment of the populist spirit,” he notes.

    More to the point, the “steely” Warren has overtaken Sanders to consolidate her support on the left, writes Greg Valliere, chief U.S. strategist at AGF Investments. That’s because she’s run the best campaign, with a “well-oiled machine in virtually every state.”

    And she’s wisely avoided attacking Biden, who’s proven capable of imploding on his own as his gaffes increase voters’ doubts about him. After she’s unified support on the left, there is no dominant centrist to challenge her if Biden stumbles, Valliere adds. That’s why the markets have reason to worry, he argues. “She wants to break up companies, hike taxes on Wall Street, and regulate the [financial services] industry aggressively,” he writes.

    Regardless of what one thinks of Warren’s agenda, Berezin adds that “it is reasonable to conclude that equity investors would suffer most if her preferred policies were implemented.” Potential losers include pharmaceutical companies and health insurers, which would be hurt by Medicare for All, a Sanders proposal that she supports. Defense and energy companies probably would suffer, along with Big Tech. She has singled out Amazon.com (ticker: AMZN), Facebook (FB), and Alphabet ’s (GOOGL) Google to be broken up. And, of course, Warren would be tougher on banks and Wall Street, seeking to restore the Glass-Steagall Act as well as roll back some of the mergers that took place during the financial crisis.

    And the Massachusetts senator favors raising taxes, including imposing a 2% wealth levy on households with a net worth over $50 million (3% on fortunes over $1 billion) to raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years. That would fund free universal health care, a “Green New Deal,” and pay off most student loans.

    Like Trump, Warren is no fan of free trade, Berezin points out. But while the president’s emphasis has been on a mercantilist reduction of trade deficits, Warren emphasizes social issues. Those include stronger protection for worker and other human rights, along with support of improved environmental standards. “Such preconditions would make it difficult for many countries, China included, to reach a deal with the U.S. on trade,” he writes.

    A Republican Senate would likely block many of Warren’s initiatives, Valliere says. “But as Donald Trump has proved, a president has vast regulatory powers, and Warren surely would use them against the banking and brokerage industries,” he adds.

    Could Warren beat Trump in the general election? It’s possible, but the president fares better in head-to-head matchups against her than versus Biden, Berezin observes. Moreover, if she were to win, her margin might be smaller than Biden’s would have been, reducing the chances of the Democrats winning back the Senate.

    Much will depend on the economy, of course, which is a clear point in Trump’s favor with unemployment at half-century lows, inflation under control, and the stock market hovering just shy of record highs. Since 1952, no incumbent has lost while unemployment was falling except Gerald Ford, who got the boot in the wake of the Watergate scandal in 1976, Berezin points out. George H.W. Bush in 1992 and Jimmy Carter in 1980 faced rising unemployment and failed to get second terms.

    Trump could face a slower economy in 2020, while “geopolitics continue to percolate from Tehran to Beijing,” Valliere adds. But he probably is rooting for Warren to be his opponent. “What a depressing choice for disenfranchised moderates: two polarizing demagogues, both appealing to the extremes, could face off in an ugly 2020 race,” Valliere concludes. The stock market nevertheless has much at stake in the outcome.

  223. Some History

    Fast Forward was hilarious!

    Ellie, try again. 🙂

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