Open Forum: November 16, 2019

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  1. P

    CHURCH in CRISIS: World’s Catholics Resist Pope to His Face

  2. feelthebern

    Pope Frank gets the Obama treatment from the msm.
    Say the “correct” things about Trump, climate change, immigration & you an do what you want.
    Obama had 8 years of zero scrutiny from the msm.
    Pope Frank will have zero scrutiny for life.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    11h
    During my visit yesterday to Austin, Texas, for the startup of the new Mac Pro, & the discussion of a new one $billion campus, also in Texas, I asked Tim Cook to see if he could get Apple involved in building 5G in the U.S. They have it all – Money, Technology, Vision & Cook!l

    Don really likes that Apple dude for some reason.

  4. feelthebern

    Tim Cook bent the knee.
    They all will.

  5. feelthebern

    Imagine if Trump announces by executive order that all US citizens own their own fb & goog data?
    FMD, their stocks would plummet.
    Tim Cook wants to be on the right side of the administration.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I got the spelling of Armani right to Dot at 10.53 KD. ’twere just a typo after all, but mea culpa.

    Hairy has new reading glasses by Armani Exchange. That’s the cheaper Armani I say to him.
    Poor darling didn’t even notice who had made them till I pointed it out to him.
    OPSM just gave them to me under Medibank No Gaps, he said.
    The girl said they looked nice on me, he added.
    S’ok Blinky Bill, I say dropping a kiss on his head as he continues reading.

  7. lotocoti

    Marty Bella tripped on my luggage and rolled an ankle.
    We were both in Melbourne for the first out of state SOO.
    QLD lost.

  8. RobK

    Touch of the tar brush….
    there’s also a reference to “the tar boy” in the song ClickGo the Shears, referring to dressing the sheep’s cut.

  9. feelthebern

    The girl said they looked nice on me, he added.

    Sales people never lie.

  10. cohenite

    Will you stand with pro-life citizen journalist David Daleiden?
    David faces felony charges in the State of California for exposing Planned Parenthood for harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts.
    His preliminary hearing just ended in San Francisco’s criminal court — but that’s just one of the legal battles David’s engaged in. He’s been sued and prosecuted six times, and his legal bills will likely exceed $5 MILLION.
    Please make a generous, tax-deductible donation to help defend David and other pro-lifers.
    Thank you in advance for your support!

    https://secure.anedot.com/thomasmoresociety/cac40e2cf4eefff3fabd5

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    If any further questions existed that the NT government consists wholly of failed businessmen (which really takes some doing up here), bored housewives and DV offenders, this would answer them.

    Damian Hale is apparently famous in the Northern Territory for coaching one of the local football clubs. On the back of this (I am not joking) he stood for Parliament and enjoyed a couple of years’ worth of adding ‘MLA’ to his name before being turfed.

    Nonetheless, and for unknown reasons he still enjoys some sort of prominence. In a break from the subjects of rainfall, crocs and UFOs one of the local radio stations had him on the other day to discuss national matters of budget. He had this to say (NT News):

    ‘FORMER Solomon MP Damian Hale has withdrawn “anti-Semitic” comments he made about Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Wednesday.

    ‘Speaking to Katie Woolf on Mix 104.9 yesterday, Mr Hale linked Mr Frydenberg’s position to his religion.
    “I think the Treasurer is, you know, tight with the finances of the country and if you’re ever going to have someone in charge of Treasury, probably a Jewish guy would be a good person to have,” he said.’

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    If any further questions existed that the NT government consists wholly of failed businessmen (which really takes some doing up here), bored housewives and DV offenders, this would answer them.

    Damian Hale is apparently famous in the Northern Territory for coaching one of the local football clubs. On the back of this (I am not joking) he stood for Parliament and enjoyed a couple of years’ worth of adding ‘MLA’ to his name before being turfed.

    Nonetheless, and for unknown reasons he still enjoys some sort of prominence. In a break from the subjects of rainfall, crocs and UFOs one of the local radio stations had him on the other day to discuss national matters of budget. He had this to say (NT News):

    ‘FORMER Solomon MP Damian Hale has withdrawn “anti-Semitic” comments he made about Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Wednesday.

    ‘Speaking to Katie Woolf on Mix 104.9 yesterday, Mr Hale linked Mr Frydenberg’s position to his religion.
    “I think the Treasurer is, you know, tight with the finances of the country and if you’re ever going to have someone in charge of Treasury, probably a Choooohoooowish guy would be a good person to have,” he said.’

  13. cohenite

    Bongino on the impeachment; quite funny: Trump: they said I was in a bad mood; I don’t know what that is, I’m always in a good mood.

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2019/11/21/this-entire-impeachment-hoax-is-based-on-lies-blew-me-away/

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Wasn’t nitpicking, Lizzie. The name sounded familiar.

    As it turns out, the 21 year old rapper chick is indeed from western Sydney.

    Her surname is Skaf.

  15. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3241948, posted on November 22, 2019 at 11:23 am
    Pelosi is a good reason why there should be term limits.
    FMD she’s dined out on that photo of her with JFK.

    Dallas went under-reported.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    P – I just watched the whole of your vid re the current crisis in the Catholic church, as seen by one long-standing Catholic family. Strong stuff. One can only agree that this Pope has gone too far in seeking accommodations with those who currently politically want to change the world towards the left and towards socialism. He has become a believer in the Church of Gaia the Deity of Sustainability, which certainly contradicts the Catholic teachings about the place of man and the rights of human beings in the scheme of things. It seems that as part of his ‘sustainable’ vision, the Pope is a convinced Malthusian, following an evil doctrine. As the vid notes, this Pope’s ‘inclusiveness’ is quite heretical, seems somewhat Pelagian – this Pope seems to agree that Grace is everywhere accessible to all, and not bounded by doctrine at all.

    That’s also rather different to Pope Gregory sending Augustine to convert the British Saxons by ‘taking over’ their sacred places, not by syncretic assimilation of them.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Pachamama thing may have been the last straw for some.

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Pachamama was worshiped at Vatican and it wasn’t harmless (20 Nov)

    Guest commentary by Bishop Athanasius Schneider

    November 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 4, 2019, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, in the presence of Pope Francis and other high ecclesiastical dignitaries, there was held a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens that was clearly religious in character, as stated in the Vatican press release of October 4, 2019: “During the prayer ceremony, concluding the ‘Season of Creation’ initiative promoted recently by Pope Francis, a tree from Assisi was planted as a symbol of integral ecology, to consecrate the Synod on Amazonia to Saint Francis, shortly before the fortieth anniversary of the papal proclamation of the Poverello of Assisi at the patron of ecologists. At the end of the celebration the Holy Father recited the Lord’s Prayer. The ceremony was attended by representatives of indigenous populations from Amazonia, Franciscan brothers and various members of the Church“

    What this statement has concealed is the fact that during this prayer ceremony, religious rites from the pagan religions of the Native Americans took place.

    Here is Athanasius Schneider’s wiki. A man who has done hard yards.

  18. Top Ender

    Tension is rising!

    Shit Towns of Australia

    SHIT TOWN SHOWDOWN: We’re down to the last four in the battle for the title of Shit Town of the Year 2019!

    Semi-finals:
    Dubbo v Mount Gambier
    Tennant Creek v Logan

  19. rafe:

    China going nuclear at a great rate, also expanding coal power while cutting subsidies for wind and electric cars. Contrast with Germany and Australia!

    China recognises that without a stable, cheap, plentiful supply of energy, you cannot have an advanced technological civilisation.
    Which is why she – through her paid agents in the UN and the West – have been destroying ours.
    You don’t need to organise thousands of wukkas to strike to cripple the national power network – you just have to bribe some politicians to do it for you.
    One must admire how easily the Chinese are destroying their enemies.

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

  20. Roger

    World’s Catholics Resist Pope to His Face

    Just after Protestants quietly put the notion that the pope is the antichrist into the cupboard the church of Rome throws up a genuine contender!

  21. Top Ender

    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

    Thank God we have plentiful amounts of stored fuel in this country, in case things go pear-shaped. It’d be really embarrassing to have to rely on a piece of paper saying we could get little bits by ship through hostile waters.

    Oh.

  23. Snoopy

    “I think the Treasurer is, you know, tight with the finances of the country and if you’re ever going to have someone in charge of Treasury, probably a Choooohoooowish guy would be a good person to have,” he said.’

    Hopefully we’ve had our last Chinaman finance minister for a long time.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Bill Waterhouse brown bread.

    What a character and what a dynasty.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m reading Peter O’Brien’s book “Bitter Harvest – the Illusion of Aboriginal Agriculture in Bruce Pascoe’s “Dark Emu.”.” Ita Buttrose and the A.B.C. should hang their heads in shame for passing off Pascoe’s malarkey as a serious documentary.

  26. zyconoclast

    Retired ASIO chief Duncan Lewis has accused the Chinese government of using ‘insidious’ foreign interference operations to ‘take over’ Australia’s political system.

    What was he doing while this was happening?

    Outgoing ASIO boss Duncan Lewis says right-wing extremism has increased in Australia.

    Extreme right-wing terrorism has increased in Australia and become more organised according to the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation.

    The spy agency’s annual report, authored by Duncan Lewis, who has since retired as director-general, suggested a sophisticated weapons attack launched by far-right extremists was “possible”, although lone wolf attacks were more likely.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3241994, posted on November 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Bill Waterhouse brown bread.

    What a character and what a dynasty.

    Bill certainly had a Bold Personality.

  28. Snoopy

    Top Ender
    #3241989, posted on November 22, 2019 at 12:23 pm
    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

    He’s not about to wear his shoulder out.

  29. zyconoclast

    During a recent parliamentary debate, in response to the mention of increased group rape and personal robbery as a result of his party’s immigration policy, Social Democrat Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson whispered, “to me, it doesn’t matter”.

    The debate took place on the floor of the Swedish parliament on October 24 and saw Sweden Democrat Party Secretary Richard Jomshof and the Social Democrat Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson trade blows Nyheter Idag reports.

    During the debate, Jomshof reads several newspaper headlines aloud which include: “112 children have been robbed in Gothenburg’, ’50 youths hold Växjö city hostage’,” Misst group rape in Stockholm ”.

    “This is just a small selection that clearly shows what the policy that Morgan Johansson represents – and what it has led to,” Jomshof states. To which the Social Democrat Justice Minister replied under his breath, “for me it doesn’t matter”.

    Johansson’s utterances can be heard at 17:08 in the video

  30. zyconoclast

    Why Rich People Love Poor Immigrants
    Soon after the Immigration Act of 1965 (USA) was passed, real wages of low-skilled workers soon stopped growing and have gone nowhere ever since. The incomes of the rich, however, accelerated upward. Both events can be explained by the mass immigration of cheap labor. The combination of these events presents an immediate threat to democracy.

    [Includes graphs]

  31. RobK

    He’s not about to wear his shoulder out.
    Might get a black eye but. Reload would be slow and bracing awful.
    What an embarrassingly stupid photo.
    I noticed the photo of a “lupin crop” was actually wheat.
    Hopeless.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    He’s not about to wear his shoulder out.

    But with any recoil at all he will have a nice circle around his right eye.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Snap RobK.
    And this is Landline/ABC Rural Unit.

  34. C.L.

    I wasn’t a uncritical admirer but we’ll never see the likes of Big Bill Waterhouse again.

  35. Mater

    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.
    How about it, LL?

  36. feelthebern

    Imagine the secrets Bill takes to the grave.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Working on it Mater.
    “Locked and loaded” will probably get a run.

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    Bahaaa.

    Given that it’s the ABC Rural Unit responsible for this ostensibly lifelike representation of a pastoralist culling cattle, it’s somewhat surprising they didn’t show a bloke with a 155mm howitzer going hell for leather with a pile of koala skulls in the foreground.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘culling cattle’

    Or camels. Or donkeys. Or skinks.

  40. Knuckle Dragger:

    Thank God we have plentiful amounts of stored fuel in this country, in case things go pear-shaped. It’d be really embarrassing to have to rely on a piece of paper saying we could get little bits by ship through hostile waters.

    I wonder what it would cost to mail a jerry can full of diesel from the US?

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Posted on the other thread. Blame my rising blood pressure.

    This one’s for agricultural Cats.

    “The Aborigines had a larger area under grain cultivation then Australian farmers manage now.….The huge areas of grasses and rice and the extensive yam daisy fields were deliberately destroyed by the early settlers or taken over and ruined by their sheep.”

    From the promotional sheet, supplied with review copies of “Dark Emu,” quoted in “Bitter Harvest”, Page 2.

    I didn’t know the Indigenous had invented broadacre cropping?

  42. C.L.

    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

    He’s just using the scope.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce McAvaney shamelessly flirting with Pat Cummins on the crickit lunch break.
    Aaaaand OFF.

  44. RobK

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.
    Alfred E Newman mounted his kaleidoscope on his cap gun to good effect.

  45. RobK

    He’s just using the scope.
    Then it’s not very well focused to view in that close.

  46. Elephants used to roam free across the grain fields of W.A.
    Until wheat farmers shot them all.

    Share your evil farmer stories here!

  47. Zatara

    Deval Patrick cancels presidential campaign stop after two people attend (21 Nov)

    Do these people live in a bubble or what?
    Such naivety is astounding, at least he should have put out some feelers as to interested punters.

    When one registers as a presidential candidate one is legally authorized begin accepting campaign donations. It’s worth questioning whether dirty Dem money is being laundered through his “campaign.”

    The Clinton Foundation being out of style now for such.

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Eddie Obeid, disgraced former NSW Labor powerbroker, wins parole

    Andrew Clennell
    NSW Political Editor
    @aclennell
    2 minutes ago November 22, 2019

    Disgraced former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has been granted parole and will be home for Christmas, the State Parole Authority has announced.

    In a statement released on Friday, the Authority said: “The State Parole Authority (SPA) has granted parole to Eddie Obeid, 76, at a private meeting today”.

    The authority says it has imposed 11 “standard parole conditions” including that he “not engage in any activity paid or unpaid involving the control of money or assets of other people or organisations”.

    “In deciding to grant parole the SPA panel gave the following reasons: The age of the offender at time of release; It is the offender’s first period of adult incarceration; Parole is recommend by Community Corrections in the Pre Release report; the offender has demonstrated satisfactory prison performance. The offender has suitable post release plans in the community.’

    In December 2016, Obeid was sentenced to five years with a non-parole period of three years on a conviction of misconduct in public office over the granting of Circular Quay leases.

    The statement said: “His first available release date is 14 December 2019.”

    From the Oz.

  49. Boambee John

    Dave in Marybrook

    I don’t know exactly when it took on it’s all-eclipsing racialist slanderous quality- long before booing an entitled mixed-race whinging stager became racist. When Parr first heard it muttered behind his back it was the 80’s, and he thought of the racial implications rather than the obvious loss of his arm.

    The racial implifation dates back to at least to the 1960s.

  50. RobK

    “The Aborigines had a larger area under grain cultivation then Australian farmers manage now
    So that caused the salinity problems?

  51. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    “Don’t tell me what to do! I know how to fire a Bazooka”

  52. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    “BBDA CLEAR!”*

    *Sorry, that was an in joke for those in the know.

  53. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    “Maybe if I get close enough, this Red Dot scope will appear to have some magnification!”

  54. RobK

    I first heard the term” touch of the tar brush” around 40 years ago. It was used by a former station owner, then recluse who was born in the year 1900. He still lived on the station in the WA goldfields. I think the term has been around a long time.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    “The Aborigines had a larger area under grain cultivation then Australian farmers manage now.

    So, presumably they cleared the native vegetation off these vast tracts of land for their agricultural pursuits. And more land was used to feed a few thousand people than is now used to support nearly 30 million people plus exports. How inefficient and wasteful is that?
    Did they invent Roun-up too?

  56. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    “Well, the other way hurts my shoulder. It’s not like in Fortnite, ya know!”

  57. RobK

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.
    It’s always impressive when you can see my butt from behind.

  58. feelthebern

    I didn’t know the Indigenous had invented broadacre cropping?

    Where is the evidence that the indigenous population of Australia did any farming of any kind?
    This rewriting of history will end up as “evidence” in some claim in 20 years.

  59. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    I was well trained on the L1A1 FAL, M -60, M-16, M-79, M- 72 and 9mm Browning, and have used the first three in anger. Time to give this M-72 a whirl!”

  60. Mater

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    “Well, it saves me getting butthurt!”

  61. RobK

    The other term Old John used was “prick relation” for in- laws and further removed rellies.

  62. jo

    I didn’t know the Indigenous had invented broadacre cropping?

    Neither did they!

  63. thefrollickingmole

    “The Aborigines had a larger area under grain cultivation then Australian farmers manage now.….The huge areas of grasses and rice and the extensive yam daisy fields were deliberately destroyed by the early settlers or taken over and ruined by their sheep.”

    Please tell me the bolded bit is a typo.
    The greenies hate rice being grown in Australia.

    Or is this another Maboisation of history, where the practices of the Islanders of the North are projected as the norm for all Australia?

  64. feelthebern

    What a great Labor Christmas!
    Eddie & Milton out on parole.
    Hopefully KKK will host a little welcome home do.

  65. struth

    Bruce Pascoe , being left wing, is a white racist on the gravy train of public funded ignorance.
    He’s judged aboriginal culture as shithouse , so set about changing their culture and history so it looks more European.
    He’s even let his eyebrows grow and gets a long beard , because he knows , as do all racists, just how unkempt the average blackfella is.
    He saw then in pictures don’t you know.

  66. Mater

    Ok, I’ll be serious here for a minute. Let me quote a few lines from the story TE linked to. Clearly completely ignorant about weapons. Seriously, the standard of commentary matches the photo, in the credibility stakes.

    Pastoralists and farmers in WA can already access a range of firearms to control pest animals, including semi-automatic rimfire shotguns, or weapons defined nationally as category C firearms.

    Self-loading rifles can also fire a number of rounds without having to be manually reloaded like the guns in category B.

  67. thefrollickingmole

    Elephants used to roam free across the grain fields of W.A.

    Moist Eltahawys were hunted to extinction by early whalers.
    Not because they were valuable, just because they could.

  68. thefrollickingmole

    Inderesting…

    Provided shes not a fantasist grifter this is exactly what Id expect to see in the perfect honeytrap “friend of the rich and famous”…
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10385875/jeffrey-epsteins-a-list-guests-filmed-bathroom-accuser/amp/

    Maria said: “The main thing he did when I walked in and thought was interesting, he showed me where the men monitoring everything were.

    “So if you’re facing the house, there’s a window on the right that’s barred – that’s the room, the ‘media room’ is what he called it.

    “And so there was a door that looked like an invisible door with all this limestone and everything and you push it and you go in and I saw all the cameras.

    She then points to how she remembers the televisions were stack on top of each other.

    Maria said: “What it was – was like old televisions basically, like stacked.”

    “They were monitors inside this cabinet and there were men sitting here and I looked on the cameras and I saw toilet, toilet, bed, bed, toilet, bed.

    “And I was like I’m never going to use the restroom here and I am never going to sleep here.”

    Epstein died because his stash of incriminating evidence was found and removed.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, I’ve found that “technical centre” guys will call you rude names if you talk about the cricket. Rang me back twice just to swear at me. 😀

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bruce Pascoe , being left wing, is a white racist on the gravy train of public funded ignorance.

    He’s ahead of the game so far. “Dark Emu” is being re – written, in a version to be used in schools, and the A.B.C. is showing a two part documentary on the subject.

  71. struth

    Epstein died because his stash of incriminating evidence was found and removed.

    Yep.
    FBI raids on his home and island occurred straight after his death, so before his death there was a Mexican standoff, get my evidence and I open my mouth.
    So they killed him and got the evidence.

    And nobody is talking about Bill Clinton, just dumb Prince Andrew.

  72. Bruce in WA

    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

    The dick has no idea how to hold a rifle (.22WMR, by the look of it) and if he is “just looking through the scope” (red dot?) then the eye relief is all wrong.

    Among some of the grievous journalistic blunders in the article was the following:

    Pastoralists and farmers in WA can already access a range of firearms to control pest animals, including semi-automatic rimfire shotguns, or weapons defined nationally as category C firearms.

    Semi-auto .22 firing rat shot?? Yep, that’d be great on camels at 300 metres! 😀

  73. Snoopy

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    Watch this. I’m going to try the raccoon grip someone told me about.

  74. TFM:

    Moist Eltahawys were hunted to extinction by early whalers.
    Not because they were valuable, just because they could.

    Bloody ‘ell, TFM.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    “I was well trained on the L1A1 FAL, M -60, M-16, M-79, M- 72 and 9mm Browning, and have used the first three in anger. Time to give this M-72 a whirl!”

    Don’t forget the semi-auto MX-5.
    Rocked and Roaded.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine the secrets Bill takes to the grave.

    Yep.

    He was a great old school Australian.

    His shortcomings were that he was also very Sydney. You only need to look at who he went to law school with and see how rich they all ended up.

  77. C.L.

    Alex Jones takes his armoured car to Apple headquarters to yell at anti-Trump protesters.
    He’s a lunatic and hilarious.

    https://twitter.com/sarahcwestwood/status/1197244450344452096

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    French wine-growers celebrate after country’s leaders ditch plans to promote Dry January

    Wine producers pushed Macron to drop the campaign promoting ‘abstinence’
    Health minister Agnes Buzyn said talks on Dry January would be delayed
    Anti-drinking groups blamed the U-turn on lobbying by wine groups

    Daily Mail.

  79. thefrollickingmole

    Self awareness of a Moist Eltahawy…

    From their farsical “survey” their ABC has this stinging rebuke of claims education has been white anted by the left.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-22/teachers-schools-lashed-as-conservatives-fear-leftist-agenda/11648892

    While critics denounce a “leftist” thinking, teacher unions dismiss it as a throwaway line not backed by evidence.

    So they think linking to a leftist organisation involved in the problem is enough to dismiss it?

    And the framing of criticism as “one nation” members is obviosly meant to be a boogeyman for the left.


    Mr Bates also questioned the call to “return to the basics”, saying there was no consensus on what that actually was.
    “The 19th-century model of education, which is fundamental literacy and numeracy, is no longer enough for our young people to be successful in a modern community,” he said.

    “At a ‘three Rs’ basic level, the intent is that you sit kids down in rows and that they are force-fed facts.

    “Those days are long gone, and hallelujah from an educator’s perspective.”
    ….

    is no longer enough, anyone stating it is all kids need, Buller, Buller, Buller???? But without those fundamentals most other education a kid will receive is useless.

  80. struth

    While critics denounce a “leftist” thinking, teacher unions dismiss it as a throwaway line not backed by evidence.

    Excuse me, but I just watched you fuck that goat.
    See all those people over there, they’ve been watching and filming you fucking all these goats
    All the goats around here have sore arses, and are bleating about it.

    Nope. I never touched them.

    Oh sorry, we’ve all made a terrible mistake.

  81. struth

    Mr Bates also questioned the call to “return to the basics”, saying there was no consensus on what that actually was.

    There is amongst those with an education.

    Is that Mr or Master?

  82. Mother Lode

    Check out the photo of the so-called “pastoralist” and his “high-powered firearm” about to shoot, in this ABC story.

    They are holding the rifle with the stock up over their shoulder.

    If they pull the trigger the recoil has nowhere to go until the scope hits their eye socket.

  83. C.L.

    Chrysler celebrates its Australian history with one-off tribute to 1969 VF Valiant.
    Proving our time is devoid of any style whatsoever.
    What a ridiculous exercise.

  84. Arky

    That dude is just cradling that air rifle to look through the scope at ABC chick producer.

  85. P

    Thank you,
    [email protected]:56, [email protected] and [email protected]:22pm for your comments on the vid I put up.

  86. Mater

    That dude is just cradling that air rifle to look through the scope at ABC chick producer.

    That is the chick producer.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    You’d barely describe that as a rifle in any event.

  88. Bruce in WA

    If they pull the trigger the recoil has nowhere to go until the scope hits their eye socket.

    I think that rifle, judging by the barrel(s), is some sort of “survival” rifle, generally a combo .410 shotgun and a .22LR. It even looks like an Ithaca.

  89. Mater

    You’d barely describe that as a rifle in any event.

    Springfield Armory M6 Scout

    The only time a man should seen using such a weapon is just after he retrieved it from the survival kit in his ejection seat.

  90. Mother Lode

    Oops.

    I can see it has already been covered.

  91. cohenite

    C.L.
    #3242095, posted on November 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    Alex Jones takes his armoured car to Apple headquarters to yell at anti-Trump protesters.
    He’s a lunatic and hilarious.
    https://twitter.com/sarahcwestwood/status/1197244450344452096

    He’s a genius, like Trump; the left are the lunatics; the only arguments they take note of are big guys in big tanks yelling at them.

  92. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    one-off tribute to 1969 VF Valiant

    Valiants were considered a laughing stock back in the day. Notorious for being driven (very badly, needless to say) by a certain demographic.

    The “one-off tribute” appears to be even uglier than the original, which is an extra ordinary feat in itself.

  93. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “They said, ‘Oh no, only twice in American history has a First Lady gone into a combat zone.

    “‘You can’t go, we have to have weeks to prepare.’

    “She said, ‘If my husband is in danger then I will share the danger.’

    “So on Christmas night, they took a flight out together to be with the troops.”

  94. dopey

    Bill Waterhouse: ” If you lose your nerve you’re finished.” He held his nerve against the best of them.

  95. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Oh no, only twice in American history has a First Lady gone into a combat zone

    The other time presumably being Shrillary’s terrifying encounter with Bosnian snipers.

  96. RobK

    one-off tribute to 1969 VF Valiant
    The slant six was so good, now they’ve put two in.

  97. That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    monty said this was easy.
    I wonder what this trigger thingy does?

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    The 74 Valiant has yet to meet its match as a battering ram.

  99. Arky

    I don’t understand small bore firearms. Surely it’s easier to drill a bloody big hole in a barrel?
    Why isn’t everything at least 50 cal?

  100. Mother Lode

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    At least this one is holding it the right way around. How many have we gone through?

  101. Arky

    Say you were shooting rabbits you could use a slower velocity 50 Cal and thoink!

  102. RobK

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.
    If i do this right, the 410 solid slug should take my eye clean out.

  103. Arky

    On the head like chucking a rock at it

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, that’s the rest of the day turned to shit. Fucking ranga shitxunt.

    I feel like monty after the Mueller thing. But not as fat and pointless.

  105. Say you were shooting rabbits you could use a slower velocity 50 Cal…

    This is how it is done Arky.

  106. Arky

    Or a1 inch cannon and just lob it onto the rabbits position like a mortar

  107. Snoopy

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    Watch this. I’m gonna try the raccoon grip someone at Catallaxy told me about.

  108. Snoopy

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    Watch this. I’m gonna try the raccoon grip someone at Catallaxy told me about.

  109. Snoopy

    That photo is prime for a Catallaxy caption contest.

    Watch this. I’m gonna try the raccoon grip someone at Catallaxy told me about.

  110. cohenite

    Fairfucks on the imminent biblical proportion climate crisis in melbournistan:

    Fierce winds uprooted trees and tore a roof off a building on a day of extreme weather in Melbourne, as the city baked through its equal-hottest November day this century, before thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the suburbs.
    It was the one-two punch of strong northerly winds and hot temperatures early in the day, as gusts of more than 100 km/h kicked up dust and pollen while the city sweltered to a top of 40.9 degrees at 2pm – matching a November 1894 record.

    Check out the author of this gibberish.

    Craig Kelly responds:

    MELBOURNE TEMPERATURE SOARS TO NOVEMBER RECORD ?
    Must be ‘global warming’ ! 😱😱😱
    Except, it actually soared (using an automatic thermal probe which takes one second readings – when the temperature jumped 0.9°C in 8 minutes between 1.51pm and 1.59pm) to match the same temperature recorded back way in 1894, before we’d even built a single coal-fired power station.
    So the 2019 joins 1894 for the hottest November days in Melbourne official record, with the year 1911 coming in third at 40.7°C

    He’s right about those AWSs which take temps every second which is meaningless. They go against the protocol established by the previous thermometers which required 5 minute readings so there is no coherent platform for comparing previous temps with the temps produced by the AWSs. It’s complete bullshit.

  111. RobK

    Why isn’t everything at least 50 cal?
    I took a opportunistic shot at a roo from under the veranda of my house with a .243 a couple of weeks ago, ears were ringing for a while. I’ll make sure the barrel is beyond the roofed area next time.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Imagine the secrets Bill takes to the grave.
    Yep.
    He was a great old school Australian.
    His shortcomings were that he was also very Sydney. You only need to look at who he went to law school with and see how rich they all ended up.

    And none of them had to do anything as distasteful as burn down an over-insured printing factory, sell drugs or invest in windfarms to earn their money.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    I talked to my dear old Mum and Dad last night, planted as they are in the heart of yesterday’s Code Red country in Vicco.

    They said it was a bit warm in the morning and very windy, but then the change came after lunch. Business as usual.

  114. Arky

    I’m going to have to buy a rabbit and shave it and run some tests on it

  115. RobK

    They go against the protocol established by the previous thermometers which required 5 minute readings so there is no coherent platform for comparing previous temps with the temps produced by the AWSs.
    It is my understanding that old max and min temps were done with thermometers with sliders that you had to shake to reset( like the ones to take body temp). Eyrie would know.

  116. Muddy

    thefrollickingmole
    #3242098, posted on November 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-22/teachers-schools-lashed-as-conservatives-fear-leftist-agenda/11648892

    I haven’t read the article, but did note the language used (my bolding): Note the absence of an adjective prior to both ‘teachers’ and ‘leftist.’ There are no ‘controversial’ teachers schools, or ‘radical/extreme’ leftist agendas. The lack of adjectives suggests neutrality. Note also the verb ‘lashed,’ which suggests a weakness or ineffectiveness. ‘Smashed’ or ‘hammered’ sound stronger. The use of the word ‘fear’ also suggests either ignorance or weakness. Replace ‘fear’ with ‘concerned about’ or ‘worried about,’ and the result reads as more rational.

    As I frequently preach regarding the Catictionary, the language we use (and are aware of using) is a potent tool. At the moment, the forces of decay seem to have the upper hand.

  117. bespoke

    Your boy still with you, KD?

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    bespoke,

    No mate, he’s in Townsville. Will see him mid December for the biannual trip to country Vic to inform my sister she’s a halfwit.

  119. Top Ender

    Being emailed around this afternoon to graduates from the University of Tasmania:

    Dear Top Ender

    I am writing to you to update you about an important University event scheduled to take place on 4 December 2019.

    You may be aware that the University’s Strategic Direction and Strategic Plan begins by honouring our first people and their ongoing contribution to lutruwita/Tasmania. These documents stress the importance that any conversation about place in Tasmania needs to start with an acknowledgement of the traditional owners and their deep history with these lands and waters.

    Our university cannot truly become place-based, align with its values and connect with Tasmanian Aboriginal people and broader cultural partnerships until it acknowledges its past role in wrongdoings toward Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

    Since the 1803 establishment of Risdon Cove, Tasmania’s history has been scarred by the evidence of wrongdoings committed against the palawa (Aboriginal) people of lutruwita (Tasmania). The grave consequences of these many wrongs persist to this day. There is no single measure or dimension that can describe or start to capture the wrong that has been done in this time, or the magnitude of that wrongdoing.

    The University of Tasmania is part of that history of wrongdoing. This history limits the possibilities of our contemporary relationship with Tasmanian Aboriginal people. We can’t change the past or right the wrongs, but we can apologise. By directly engaging with the longstanding and unresolved issues of our past, the possibility of true healing of our relationships with Aboriginal Tasmania can begin.

    The University Council resolved to acknowledge the part played by the University in that history of wrongdoing towards Aboriginal people and to publicly apologise for our involvement in it. The apology will be made on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at our University’s original home at the Domain.

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the ceremony which will start at 10.30am and will be followed by morning tea. An invitation is attached and includes a link to register for the event.

    Yours sincerely

    Professor Rufus Black
    Vice-Chancellor

    Words fail etc.

  120. Professor Rufus Black

    He needs to change his name.

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    OMG. OMFG.

    I just saw an online ad, complete with video clip.

    For dog ramps. Designed to aid dergs getting on and off furniture, ie couches and whatnot. Adjustable height. Couple of semi-literate testimonials from owners no longer terrified their hound will get concussion falling off stuff. No marine version identified as yet.

    Dunno how much it was, as you had to ‘click to find out more’ which I was afeared to do lest I become more of a moron.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the ceremony which will start at 10.30am and will be followed by morning tea. An invitation is attached and includes a link to register for the event.

    Register for four people so they have to buy lots of scones then don’t show up.
    That is the best way to fight this.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the ceremony which will start at 10.30am and will be followed by morning tea. An invitation is attached and includes a link to register for the event.

    Look out for dark emus..

  124. bespoke

    dog ramps

    Stick Bluetooth on them.

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    TE,

    Explain to them that the Larrakia (coastal Darwin, people) mob would be very interested in attending in its entirety, and would the university pay for their attendance and accommodation etc.

    This would of course be vital to the interests of the Statement from the Heart, a unified voice for indig, improved treaty prospects etc.

    Really, it’d be heartless and divisive of them not to accept this invitation.

  126. Infidel Tiger

    Bill Waterhouse: ” If you lose your nerve you’re finished.” He held his nerve against the best of them.

    The track must have been amazing in the 60’s and 70’s. They were wagering sums that are staggering.

  127. lotocoti

    I’m going to have to buy a rabbit and shave it and run some tests on it

    Apparently a cold forged, high glide, surgical grade razor is best for all your rabbit shaving needs.

  128. RobK

    No marine version identified as yet.
    There’s an R&D pipeline in place.

  129. Almost as nice as a ’94 Merc 300 E

    Psst. Wanna buy a 300SE?

  130. thefrollickingmole

    Paging Dr Monty of Malmo, Paging Dr Monty…..

    Cant link because the hairy, scary “M” work is in the url.
    Chuck one of the quoted bits in google and it should come up.

    Sweden is reeling from a wave of shootings and bombings with 268 shootings just this year so far. And that’s in a country of 10 million people which has crime numbers on par with some American cities.

    These shootings aren’t being carried out with handguns, but with AK-47s. The weapon so often used as a boogeyman by gun control advocates, but rarely featured in everyday gun violence, is a staple of Sweden’s gang war scene. Along with hand grenades and other explosives rarely seen in America.

    A call by the police last year asking gang members to turn in their grenades worked as well as expected.

    There have been 187 bomb attacks this year. In just 1 week in August, there were three major bombings. Much of the violence is concentrated in Malmo which experienced 58 bombings in 2017.

    The gangs in Sweden and Denmark disregard national borders and governments. They’ve bombed police cars and police stations because they believe that they are the law. They don’t care which government is in power or what its policies might be. They are the only authorities in their particular no-go zones.

    And while it’s fashionable to deny that no-go zones exist, the bombings amply testify otherwise.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3242143, posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    I talked to my dear old Mum and Dad last night, planted as they are in the heart of yesterday’s Code Red country in Vicco.
    They said it was a bit warm in the morning and very windy, but then the change came after lunch. Business as usual.

    Well, yes.
    Further West the change came early and the only thing of real note was the rapid temperature drop and the speed at which the wind backed around ahead of the change.
    I was out walking the hound in 35 degree heat wearing my Dunlop Volleys, walk socks, Jonco footy shorts and my favourite tank-top ( “Old Fords Never Die, They Just Rust Away”).
    Next thing the wind picked up to a level which would cause Qantas to run late, a pile of shit flies through the air and the temperature dropped to below 20 in five minutes.
    Had to go back to the car and put my overcoat on over the other ensemble, which I must admit looked a bit suss.
    To avoid any kerfuffle I took a detour to avoid going back past St Bridget’s Girls School.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3242155, posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    OMG. OMFG.
    I just saw an online ad, complete with video clip.
    For dog ramps. Designed to aid dergs getting on and off furniture, ie couches and whatnot.

    WTF?
    They are rat cunning little shits.
    Our dog Spot (not his real name) can’t jump over a jam tin if it doesn’t suit.
    But any prospect of tucker in high places or the thought of being left behind on a car trip and suddenly the little malingerer turns into Dick Fosbury, jumping dog extraordinaire.

  133. Tel

    A call by the police last year asking gang members to turn in their grenades worked as well as expected.

    Sweden is rediscovering the second amendment with the benefit of some diverse thinking on the problem!

    Hopefully soon everyone agrees these guys are correct, AK-47 and grenades are the best option for a democratic and worker-led country. George Orwell explained the difference between small, cheap, democratic weapons in everyone’s hands … vs large, expensive, elitist weapons in the hands of the few.

  134. Top Ender

    Good point Knuckles.

    I will go to Tassie for the junket, but only if it is business class and limos and five star accom.

    You know it’s deserved.

  135. JC

    They just can’t help themselves. even if the virtue signaling cost them money.

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian bond fund has started to divest Westpac bonds following allegations by the country’s financial crime regulator of money laundering compliance breaches, some of which related to financing child exploitation.

    Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer of Altius Asset Management, which manages over A$2 billion ($1.36 billion), told Reuters its fund had downgraded the environmental, social and governance component of its credit risk score of Australia’s second-largest lender to “high” from “moderate”.

    “As a consequence of this change we have commenced an orderly divestment of our Westpac Senior secured debt holdings,” Bovingdon said.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    My elderly little Staffie’s walkies consist of a sniff around the front yard, and the neighbour’s carport where their soon-to-be ex-cat death stares me when I go to work in the morning.

    She puts on a limp when pats are required, for additional sympathy. Limp disappears after extended scrooching behind the ear.

    Should a huntsman, lizard, moth or pigeon show itself on the back tiles, though, and she’s into hyperspace.

  137. Top Ender

    Business opportunity!

    More than 160,000 feral buffalo roaming the Top End, with the population on the rise

    At $5,000 a head to shoot, my new GreenBuffaloTours offers helicopter chasing; .308 rifles with scopes, and five star tent accomodation ($1,000 a night), with all of the beer/wine a man/woman can drink.

    Our trained guides load and point the rifle for you, positioning you in the helo seat just right. All you have to do is squeeze the trigger and squeal!

    Apparently there are 161,250 buffalo out there. Could be serious money.

    Then again, would doubtless take five years to clear the red tape, and would never survive Green protests. Nice thought while it lasted.

  138. Tel

    He’s right about those AWSs which take temps every second which is meaningless. They go against the protocol established by the previous thermometers which required 5 minute readings so there is no coherent platform for comparing previous temps with the temps produced by the AWSs. It’s complete bullshit.

    They do keep the 5 minute readings … it goes up on the website … although they don’t appear to be using them for any climate data. Not available openly to the public for all historic data though.

    The old data only has min and max, and those were measured using a mechanical system which would be difficult to exactly emulate with modern digital equipment (although I’m sure it’s possible, given enough time doing calibrations). Switching over to median value for the day would be much more stable and meaningful, although then it still would not be compatible with older data … at least we could admit the incompatibility and draw a clean line, instead of pretending we have long term high quality data when we definitely do not.

    Using median data means that the sample period hardly has any influence on the reading, and you are genuinely measuring something close to most people’s perception of hot/cold that day.

  139. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    dog ramps

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

  140. RobK

    Professor Rufus Black (Fellow?)

  141. old bloke

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3242124, posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The 74 Valiant has yet to meet its match as a battering ram.

    I used to like the ’62 Valiant RV1, and I’m not even Italian.

  142. Tel

    For dog ramps. Designed to aid dergs getting on and off furniture, ie couches and whatnot.

    My experience is that they have no problem whatsoever getting onto the furniture, especially the couch.

    If there’s something available that gets them off again easily, that might be helpful.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s why mine’s an outside dog, Tel.

    There’s only so much scratching around on leather couches I can tolerate.

    I spend most of my non-working time out the back anyway, because a) I can get on the Winnie Blues while watching the teev and definitely not surfing the Net for porn, and b) the bloody dog likes company and I’m a complete suck.

  144. thefrollickingmole

    RobK

    Ill see your .243 under the veranda and raise you a 12 gauge down a culvert at a cat, with my mug face at the entrance to the culvert.. (full Elmer jacket, “ooooh you wascally cat Ive got you now’ mode)
    My ears are still ringing.
    And I missed the cat

  145. feelthebern

    The ex wife had a rat dog that played a game with the couch.
    It was so small it couldn’t jump up.
    It weighed 2.5kgs, where mine weighs 40.
    Don’t miss the ex.
    I sometimes miss her dog though.

  146. areff

    Thank you, Rambler, but quite happy with the mint, 146,000 km genuinely-used-only-by-a-little-old-lady (and not at all since 2014) which I just got back from the mechanic after rescuing it from her barn, er, garage.

    Sun roof very nice indeed.

  147. thefrollickingmole

    bespoke

    He should have asked (between hyperventilating screeching) how far along in her gender studies course she was…

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Oi.

    areff. Didja get your power back during or after the Great Heat of ’19?

  149. Tintarella di Luna

    It’s raining!!!!☔☔☔☔☔ what a wonderful sound, the earth smells beautiful

  150. areff

    Mine actually never went out. Mum’s did, two blocks away, but they got it working again after three hours. She spent the last 60 minutes lying on the flagstone floor. I wonder how many frail old folks will be put into their green coffins this year when the fearful, angry heat hits in earnest and the power goes out again.

  151. Muddy

    Re the Uni of Tas:
    One wonders how long it will be before the federal and state public services begin offering TGT (Trans-Generational Trauma) Leave? This will be additional to any other cultural practice leave. TGT, of course, cannot be either quantified or disproved, therefore a simple declaration that one is intending to take the annual six days of TGTL will be all that is required.

    On the upside, TGT Awareness Training will provide employment opportunities.
    Yay for business.

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rising sea level, what rising sea level?

    Tuvalu Rejects Chinese Offer to Build Artificial Islands, Declares Support for Taiwan

    The South Pacific nation of Tuvalu on Thursday rejected a $400 million plan to build artificial islands in the area proposed by companies linked to the Chinese government.

    Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe expressed Tuvalu’s continuing support for Taiwan, which Beijing has been attempting to isolate, and said his nation would work with its regional partners to “counter the influence from mainland China.”

    I don’t know which is funnier, an island nation which regularly moans about rising sea level rejecting free islands, or the idea that you could like actually build up islands to stop sea level rise overwhelming them.

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘She spent the last 60 minutes lying on the flagstone floor.’

    WHAT?

    I thought you two lived in Melbourne, not fucking Khartoum.

  154. areff

    Seriously thinking of launching an activist group, Carbon Rebellion, to contest idiocy like this (just6 moved on the wire). I reckon, a few blown up wind turbines would get their attention.

    Australia needs to stop burning coal by 2030 if it wants to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, a new report warns.

    Climate Analytics says the government needed a national plan to phase out remaining coal-fired plants, and needed to take them offline faster than the existing timetable.

    Such a plan would help provide the energy sector with certainty, the report released on Thursday said.

    The report noted that while 10 coal-fired plants had closed since 2012 another 19 remaining plants remained in operation and were responsible for generating 60 per cent of Australia’s electricity.

    That must stop if Australia was to honour it’s obligations under the Paris accord, said Climate Analytics chief executive Bill Hare, who pointed to the current bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland as a sign the country needed to curb emissions rapidly.

    “The realisation that climate change poses an existential threat to Australia is certainly hitting home right now,” Mr Hare said.

    “Australia must play its part in fighting climate change, and it could start by switching from coal to renewables in its own electricity system.”

    The report, using data from the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says phasing coal out completely by 2030 would allow Australia to do its bit.

    It warns just half a degree more warming above 1.5C would see the death of nearly all of Australia’s coral reefs.

    It also warned that Australia faced longer bushfire seasons, less rain and more drought due to climate change.

    The report stated that at the slow rate coal-fired plants were being shut down across the country, Australia would still emit twice more than what it was allowed to under the Paris Agreement.

    This made it the only OECD country in the G20 that relied on coal for more than half of its energy supply.

    In a decade, half of these plants – which the report said were already technically obsolete – would be 40 to 60 years old.

    The report says Australia has natural advantage when it comes to renewable energy resources and should jump on this to move to a carbon-free energy system.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison said if Australia had cut its emissions it would still be facing its current bushfire season.

    Speaking to Neil Mitchell on 3AW on Friday, he said higher emissions targets would destroy regional jobs.

    Asked if the number and intensity of the fires was the new normal, Mr Morrison said it was certainly the advice he’d been receiving.

    Meanwhile, climate protesters picketed a meeting of state and territory energy ministers in Perth demanding stronger government action to address climate change.

  155. Tel

    Tuvalu Rejects Chinese Offer to Build Artificial Islands, Declares Support for Taiwan

    But hey, China promised sincerely not to install a single missile battery on Tuvalu’s new islands. I mean, you can’t get a better deal than that, can you?

  156. areff

    Dad put in the slate floor because their incontinent dog, since gone to Curgatory and thence to The Great Kennel, ruined the carpet. He’d wake up and head for the back door, leaking all the way. By the time he got there, nothing left to squirt. So they took up the rug and put down a slate floor, which was installed by navvies from the Coffin Cheaters motorcycle club.

    Personally, I’d have put down the dog, not a new floor.

    I’ve often wonder what (who?) the Coffin Cheaters might have left behind under the slate.

  157. dover_beach

    What is the gossip on Fiona Hill? She seems to have gone all Blassey Ford against Trump.

  158. RobK

    Such a plan would help provide the energy sector with certainty, the report released on Thursday said.
    Certainty of outcome, not certainty of electricity.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    What is the gossip on Fiona Hill?

    She’s neck deep in Piddlegate and Ukraine.

    NSC is a hornets nest and has been since before the election.

  160. Old School Conservative

    followed by morning tea

    First they apologise to the indigenous people for previous wrongdoing, and then they submit those same indigenous people to the most British of all ceremonies.
    Well done!

  161. areff

    those same indigenous people to the most British of all ceremonies

    Indigenes invented tea pots, petite fours and extending the little finger. Get with the latest scholarship, for Rainbow serpent’s sake!

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    This is paywalled in the Hun, but there’s a picture accompanying the article with Corbyn holding up his manifesto.

    It is, incredibly and literally, a Little Red Book.

    ‘British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been blasted for unveiling a £83 billion ($A157.78 billion) hard-left socialist plan to take state control of key British industries and ramp up taxes on businesses and the rich.

    ‘Mr Corbyn’s manifesto for the December 12 election would see university student fees scrapped, nationalisation of a raft of sectors – rail, mail, buses, broadband, water and electricity – and huge pay rises for public sector workers.

    ‘The Labour leader also wants to undo decades of economic and trade union reforms started by the late Margaret Thatcher and continued by Labour prime ministers like Tony Blair.

    ‘Mr Corbyn plans to pay for it all with windfall taxes on big oil companies, targeting the rich by adding VAT to private school fees and taxing their second homes.’

    …. …..

    Sounds legit.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    What is the gossip on Fiona Hill? She seems to have gone all Blassey Ford against Trump.

    She is a Never Trump retard.

    Trump’s greatest mistake was not firing every Obama appointee day one.

  164. RobK

    followed by morning tea
    Prolly meant mourning tea.

  165. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    You may be aware that the University’s Strategic Direction and Strategic Plan begins by honouring our first people and their ongoing contribution to lutruwita/Tasmania.

    our?

  166. Shy Ted

    That farmer with the weird rifle in the ABC pic looks like he has a great future career as a projectionist and special needs school Principal.

  167. cohenite

    RobK
    #3242146, posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    They go against the protocol established by the previous thermometers which required 5 minute readings so there is no coherent platform for comparing previous temps with the temps produced by the AWSs.
    It is my understanding that old max and min temps were done with thermometers with sliders that you had to shake to reset( like the ones to take body temp). Eyrie would know.

    This explains it:

    http://jennifermarohasy.com/2018/02/bom-blast-dubious-record-hot-day/

  168. Shy Ted

    Not Crystal Gayle, Dolly Parton. I’ve been out with both her sisters.

  169. JC

    Cronkite do we know what the Australian ground temp actually is, without the BoM’s fraudulent destruction.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is paywalled in the Hun, but there’s a picture accompanying the article with Corbyn holding up his manifesto.

    It is, incredibly and literally, a Little Red Book.

    It’s a holy writ is what it is KD.

    BRITONS have taken to social media to condemn millionaire singer Lily Allen for a bizarre video she posted online showing her crying tears of joy at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s general election manifesto, which she dubbed the “the best manifesto I’ve ever seen”.

    A multimillionaire singer crying tears of joy over a Marxist-Leninist manifesto. Sheesh.

    Britons fury at Lily Allen’s tears of joy video over Labour manifesto – ‘Tears of a clown’

  171. Lily Allen was born with good looks and a nice sounding vocal cords.

    If only she had to work in an offshore oil rig and get an engineering degree to become a millionaire.

  172. thefrollickingmole

    I saw the Corbyn bit over on the gruinaid and thought it must be a piss take.

    In full “Helmsman” pose as well.

    Heres the “people looking forward to a better tomorrow”

    One can only hope the hubris gets a thorough Moist Eltahawying from Nemesis.

  173. Nick

    Wine loving Check out BWS clearance stock. Depending on what your local has, you can get Lanson Black Label champagne for $23 if buying 6

  174. I saw the Corbyn bit over on the gruinaid and thought it must be a piss take.

    Forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and forever twirling, twirling towards freedom.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    As they say in the classics, the Sun even shines on a dog’s arse some days.

    Not only was the ranga midgethousocheat caught behind off a no b#ll, but the pill just went through him and nicked the stump.

    The bail stayed put.

  176. Shy Ted

    Best line from Gerard’ blog – “and of course, who comes from the incestuously-employed ABC/Sydney Morning Herald Family of leftist luvvies”.

  177. Some History

    If you do just a little research, you could get a signed copy of Poncharse Pirate’s book. Or, don’t bother.

    Nice to meet @AngieMKent of #Bachelorette2019 fame at @Dymocks today, and pose for the cameras with our books!

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1197472394182443008?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  178. Shy Ted

    Where’s your money gone this week? It’s OK though, they’re only going to use them on speeding drivers and illegal parking.

  179. classical_hero

    Is the Pope catholic used to be a rhetorical question, but no longer. The current one is most definitely a pagan.

  180. Bruce of Newcastle

    If you do just a little research, you could get a signed copy of Poncharse Pirate’s book. Or, don’t bother.

    Well at least if they get it for Christmas some lefties will know James Cook existed. I have no idea if it accurate or not but in this day of obscurantism a bit of actual history is better than nothing.

    Also he’s heaping on Prince Andrew, which is not entirely unjustified. I wonder if he’ll mention Bill Clinton?

  181. DrBeauGan

    Is the Pope catholic used to be a rhetorical question, but no longer. The current one is most definitely a pagan.

    Even worse. He’s a lefty.

  182. Nick

    That’s an interesting point Bruce. Which Cook does the pirate portray, the explorer or the white satan?

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    Is the Pope catholic used to be a rhetorical question, but no longer. The current one is most definitely a pagan.

    Won’t be long before bears are using flush toilets.

  184. Tailgunner

    I just dispersed a little crowd of the absolute creme de or creme of Yarragrad Oblast leftists…
    A Pocahontas.
    4 overweight Harpy’s
    And the baddest ginger bearded warrior,SJ duties only…
    And some other non descript,no threat soy boy…

  185. Some History

    Well at least if they get it for Christmas some lefties will know James Cook existed. I have no idea if it accurate or not but in this day of obscurantism a bit of actual history is better than nothing.

    The Pirate was tempted to call it “the ultimate Cook book”. 🙂

  186. Tailgunner

    Glenfiddich,rocks, & a schooner.
    Can I roll a joint on one of Melbs busiest corners…
    Lol.
    #pyratelyfe

  187. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If you do just a little research, you could get a signed copy of Poncharse Pirate’s book. Or, don’t bother.

    I’ll buy a biography of Cook, written by a professional historian, thank you.

  188. Tailgunner

    I asked them ,
    Is Trump going to win next year?”
    LOL!!! They all bolted with the quickness without answering.
    #1manArmy
    Too easy, boys h/t M.Nolan

  189. Tailgunner

    I rolled in exactly right.
    Hearties.
    #pyratelyfe
    Where’s that quote about spitting on your hands and hoisting the black?

  190. Geriatric Mayfly

    That’s an interesting point Bruce. Which Cook does the pirate portray, the explorer or the white satan?

    Cook observed bushfire smoke as he sailed up the east coast. Given The Pirate’s disregard when it comes to writing sourced history; I’ll wager that his version of Cook’s log will have some savvy entries about global warming in eighteenth century Oz.

  191. Tailgunner

    #jonSnowis myHomeboy

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3242179, posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    LL,

    My elderly little Staffie’s walkies consist of a sniff around the front yard, and the neighbour’s carport where their soon-to-be ex-cat death stares me when I go to work in the morning.

    She puts on a limp when pats are required, for additional sympathy. Limp disappears after extended scrooching behind the ear.

    Mmmyes, Spot (not his real name) puts on some drama with the foot “injuries”.
    Steps on a tiny piece of gravel or a burr, and we go into an exaggerated hopping limp, swinging the injured foot as though it has been half shot off and is hanging by a thread.
    Sometimes gets forgetful and changes legs.
    Absolute fucking fraud.

  193. Top Ender

    One of the best biographies of Captain Cook I’ve ever read is Alastair Maclean’s Captain Cook, released in 1972.

    Available secondhand at places like AbeBooks.

  194. Nick

    My Staffie, creampuff, won’t eat his roast chicken and spaghetti dinner, cos it’s thundery outside. Pfft.

  195. Nick

    My cousin, Lady E……, is out here at the moment. She mentioned something about Prince Andrews’ marriage breaking up because Fergie found him in bed with a member of the Navy. I’ll need to ask her more.

  196. Exit Stage Right

    So, the despicable David Warner, flat track bully supremo , scored 150+ on a very friendly Gabba pitch, even then relying on a no ball from a novice bowler that had him out, but reprieved. Commentators were in raptures over his revival. What a star. F**k off ya loser. Where were you in England? Scored 95 in 10 innings. That tells me your real ability.
    Some of us that value the history of test cricket and real class don’t forget your actions in SA. You may have served your time with the 12 month suspension, but in my eyes you are a fraud.

  197. Leigh Lowe

    Yesterday I thought that any sub-editor could put the cue in the rack safe in the knowledge he could never write a headline to top this:-

    DNA Test Confirms: Hunter Biden Cheated on His Dead Brother’s Widow

    Then today we get:-

    Father of Elon Musk Fathers a Child With his Step-daughter.

  198. thefrollickingmole

    The Pomgolian labour partys manifesto, in all its fizzing Bolshevik glory.

    https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/a-green-industrial-revolution/

    The green bit.
    Just as the original Industrial Revolution brought industry, jobs and pride to our towns, Labour’s world-leading Green Industrial Revolution will rebuild them, with more rewarding, well-paid jobs, lower energy bills and whole new industries to revive parts of our country that have been neglected for too long

    Lower prices, higher wages, and 1,000,000 new “green” energy jobs, the magic pudding lives!
    ………………………………..
    Britain’s skills crisis has grown under the Tories. The Apprenticeship Levy has been beset by problems, leaving employers paying into a training budget they are unable to spend.
    .
    We will launch a Climate Apprenticeship programme to enable employers to develop the skills needed to lead the world in clean technology.

    Under this programme, employers will be expected to allocate 25% of the funds in their Apprenticeship Levy accounts to training Climate Apprentices.

    Climate…. apprentices…..

    There is tons of stuff here, most of it involving embedding public servants and unions into businesses, where they dont just nationalize them outright.

    Onto “A New Internationalism”
    Conduct an audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy to understand our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under British colonial rule.

    Muh slavery, muh reparations…..

    Issue a formal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and hold a public review into Britain’s role in the Amritsar massacre

    Hollow men making hollow gestures towards events in history, Im sure that just peachy..

    We will:

    Immediately suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and to Irrrrael for arms used in violation of the human rights of Paliiistinian civilians, and conduct a root-and-branch reform of our arms exports regime so ministers can never again turn a blind eye to British-made weapons being used to target innocent civilians.

    Always back to the dead sea pedestrian like a dog to vomit, they cant help themselves.

    We will consult on creating a representative body for the armed forces, akin to the Police Federation.

    They want an armed forces union??? Im sure thats a great idea…

    followed by
    We will also ensure that black and Asian soldiers who fought in Britain’s colonial armies receive a full apology and explore ways to compensate them for the discriminatory demob payments they received compared to their white counterparts serving at the same rank in the same regiments.

    Im sure there are lots and lots of relatives who will scream for “justice” payments for dead “relatives’ all over the globe.

    Labour will use Britain’s influence within the World Bank, IMF and WTO to transform the rules of the global economy so they work for the many.
    We recognise the need to address historic injustices and will reset our relationships with countries in the Global South based on principles of redistribution and equality, not outdated notions of charity or imperialist rule.

    So global leveling, thats an interesting concept as Mogadishu on the Thames…

    We will:

    Provide a top-up of new and additional spending on international climate finance to bring the total to £4 billion a year, and also support international calls for compensation to those nations already suffering loss and damage.
    Stop all aid spending on fossil fuel production overseas, redirecting it towards clean, renewable energy for all.
    End all UK Export Finance support to fossil fuel projects, and reject any trade deals that conflict with our climate principles.
    Undertake a root-and-branch reform of CDC Group plc (DfID’s principal vehicle for encouraging private sector investment in developing countries), transforming it into a green development bank mandated to fight poverty, inequality and climate change.

    More cargo cult money, but the catch is you wont have reliable energy to use it on…

    Thats only about 5% from 2 sections of 6 areas….
    Its amazing stuff.
    It will be the utter decimation of the UK if they got in, a true black swan event.

    I want it to happen.
    I want to see the contrast between the USA and the UK after one term of a Corbyn vs trump smackdown.

  199. thefrollickingmole

    If you do just a little research, you could get a signed copy of Poncharse Pirate’s book.

    if you dont, you might get 2, you have been warned.

  200. TFM:

    The gangs in Sweden and Denmark disregard national borders and governments. They’ve bombed police cars and police stations because they believe that they are the law. They don’t care which government is in power or what its policies might be. They are the only authorities in their particular no-go zones.
    And while it’s fashionable to deny that no-go zones exist, the bombings amply testify otherwise.

    The Swedish Minister of Justice says “It doesn’t matter to me.”
    If ever there was a nation that needed to violently overthrow their government and take all their politicians to the piano wire gallows, it’s Sweden.

  201. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell mole. That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? Is all that really necessary?

    Renowned economist Lily Allen reckons it’s tip-top.

  202. mh

    Listen you god damn son of a bitch

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, Winston.

    Gustavus Adolphus, where art thou?

  204. thefrollickingmole

    KD,

    Ill go through the economic side tomorrow, it makes Kevin “$900 helicopter money” Rudd look like Ebeneezer Scrooge.

    The first few lines.
    Labour will cap the total amount that can be paid in overdraft fees or interest on a loan.

    We will rapidly introduce a Real Living Wage of at least £10 per hour for all workers aged 16 and over, and use savings to public finances to help small businesses manage the extra cost.

    We will give workers a stake in the companies they work for – and a share of the profits they help create – by requiring large companies to set up Inclusive Ownership Funds (IOFs). Up to 10% of a company will be owned collectively by employees, with dividend payments distributed equally among all, capped at £500 a year, and the rest being used to top up the Climate Apprenticeship Fund.

  205. Tailgunner

    Hmmmm..
    Two cuteI just witnessed a chick Tindr instadate with two totally WB…
    FkngcFate is Wot you Make
    I missed my chance to insinuate myself into their lives.
    Fkn pußsy,Tailgunner

  206. Tailgunner

    Frank fkn Walker, get in here and defend ugly, short-haired bitches with law degrees.
    Pronto.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Conduct an audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy to understand our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under British colonial rule.

    I can just see the “Dark Emu” brigade jumping up and down..

  208. Tailgunner

    Knuckles, I’m coming for you bro
    👍
    I’m ya Huckleberry

  209. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Issue a formal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and hold a public review into Britain’s role in the Amritsar massacre

    Errr, they were one and the same?

  210. thefrollickingmole

    Winston Smith

    That pollie should be placed in a goat costume in a pillory in the middle Malmo with a few tubes of deep heat labeled as “super glide lotion” next to him.

  211. Tailgunner

    The Summer of 19.
    Running a hot cammed DPLRBL to fkn Darwin for a box jellyfish bbq..
    Fkn sik🙃

  212. Bubbles

    Just fucking shoot me!
    The ‘Energy Ministers’ get together in Canberra to submissively sign-up to their Marxist public servants’ dictates:
    . Tolerate a diatribe from the ACT village idiot playing with the grown-ups.
    . Agree to spend billions capturing and exporting unicorn farts. Anything, anything to avoid the elephants of coal and gas. Fucking disgusting traitors.
    China might be a better option than these whores.

  213. Snoopy

    Cook observed bushfire smoke as he sailed up the east coast. Given The Pirate’s disregard when it comes to writing sourced history; I’ll wager that his version of Cook’s log will have some savvy entries about global warming in eighteenth century Oz the Muloobinba steelworks.

  214. Knuckle Dragger

    Keep ’em coming, Gunner.

    Updates required. On Fridays, standard opening Tinder message must be ‘DTF?’

  215. Tailgunner

    C02 V8 Tour, summer 19.
    Lol.
    A convoy of revhead deplorables coming to your fkn town, mother fkr!
    Hehe
    We’ll have a giant Greta blimp
    All over ‘straya.
    Make the cameras come to us.
    Struth?

  216. Boambee John

    Muddy
    #3242199, posted on November 22, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    Re the Uni of Tas:
    One wonders how long it will be before the federal and state public services begin offering TGT (Trans-Generational Trauma) Leave? This will be additional to any other cultural practice leave. TGT, of course, cannot be either quantified or disproved, therefore a simple declaration that one is intending to take the annual six days of TGTL will be all that is required.

    On the upside, TGT Awareness Training will provide employment opportunities.
    Yay for business.

    Further on the upside, while they are on these various forms of leave, they are not doing anything actively harmful to the nation.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus, mole. Capped overdraft and interest loan fees.

    No-one will ever, ever confuse me with someone that knows how big money works.

    But even to me, that just screams baaaaaaaad news.

  218. cohenite

    Cronkite do we know what the Australian ground temp actually is, without the BoM’s fraudulent destruction.

    Well we have raw temperatures and then a variety of BoM adjusted temperatures, what they call homogenised temperatures which strangely begin in 1910 and are progressively getting colder in the past and warmer in the present. As an example look at this remarkable graph of very hot days prepared by the hard working Chris Gilham:

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/jo.nova/guest/aust/bom-audit/gillham-chris/2019/very-hot-days/australia-hot-days-60.gif

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Police union condemns Zach Rolfe Yendumu murder charge

    Amos Aikman
    NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
    @amosaikman
    3:29PM November 22, 2019

    Australia’s “national voice of policing” has condemned the murder charge laid against decorated constable Zach Rolfe over the police shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker.

    In a statement released a short time ago, the Police Federation of Australia said the incident that led to the death of 19-year-old Walker had occurred “in the course of his (constable Rolfe’s) duties”.

    “Members of all police forces around the country are undoubtedly shocked,” the statement said.

    “Constable Rolfe has made it clear that he will plead not guilty and vigorously contest the charge.

    “The Police Federation of Australia condemns the recent charging of Constable Zach Rolfe … following an incident in the course of his duties.”

    The statement attributed to PFA president Mark Carroll and CEO Scott Weber said their organisation and the NT Police Association were “providing full support” to constable Rolfe and his family, including legal representation.

    Constable Rolfe was charged with murder by members of his own force. The charge came just days after Kumanjayi Walker was shot on 9 November in the outback Northern Territory community of Yuendumu. Constable Rolfe and other officers were trying to arrest Walker at the time.

    Kumanjayi Walker’s death sparked a national outcry and protests in several cities and remote communities. It is now the subject of investigations involving the police, the NT Coroner, the office of the NT Commissioner Against Corruption and the NT Ombudsman.

    Constable Rolfe previously served as a member of the Australian Army in Afghanistan. A former star grammar school student, he comes from a well-known Canberra family.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  220. cohenite

    mh
    #3242297, posted on November 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    Listen you god damn son of a bitch

    Harsh but fair.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    . Agree to spend billions capturing and exporting unicorn farts.

    Worst was Barilano and the NSW “LNP” government announcing all the coal fired power plants would be replaced by a Renewable Energy Precinct out near Dubbo. These people seem to be smelling their own farts, not reality.

    I can’t be bothered finding a link so disgusted I am. It was on Nein or Se7en.

  222. 8th Dan

    There you go.

    Another aboriginal found to have died from everything but the actual cause of his death. And no-one charged with anything this time … so no need for anyone to deliberately taint the potential jurors pool.

  223. cohenite

    If you can stomach the capitulation to the vile RoP by Western leaders some info at Jihad Watch:

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  224. cohenite

    Worst was Barilano

    Yep this arsehole was running around mouthing the right words for Jones and the conservative press during the bushfires and dams, dams, dams, but make no mistake this guy is a fucked in the head alarmist.

  225. mh

    SHIT TOWN SHOWDOWN: We’re down to the last four in the battle for the title of Shit Town of the Year 2019!
    Semi-finals:
    Dubbo v Mount Gambier
    Tennant Creek v Logan

    Tennant should win that battle due to Logan being a sprawling collection of suburbs to Brisbane’s south that encompasses affluent suburbs in East Logan through to rural and semi rural areas in Logan’s south west.

    Maybe if it it was Tennant Creek vs Logan Central…

  226. Knuckle Dragger

    Bahahaaaaa.

    From your own link, 8th Danielle…..

    ‘Deputy state coroner Derek Lee found Mr Dungay died from cardiac arrhythmia, with contributing factors including his Type 1 diabetes, antipsychotic medication and extreme stress and agitation.’

    Dungay was a career crook. Dungay was also a complete nuffie, requiring anti-psychotic meds to function even at the base level of being in a prison cell. For being a shit human being who fully deserved his removal from society.

    And who deliberately OD’d on the prison bikkies, knowing full well it would trigger his diabeeetus. Which would kill him.

    So they dragged him out, held him down because he was being a fuckstick and BOOM – heartie. Brown bread, like your other mate in Newcastle.

    Another bit of relief for the taxpayer. Win-win, I’d say.

    I do like that you’re trying so hard though. Take extra care braiding your pigtails tonight.

  227. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s the prelim, mh!

    Tennant v Logan. Clash of the titans.

  228. mh

    KD, is it too late to change it to Logan Central?

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    Dunno mh.

    Is it de rigeur to shit on the carpet in Logan central banks?

  230. Roger

    The Swedish Minister of Justice says “It doesn’t matter to me.”

    Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.

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