Open Forum: January 25, 2020

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Been up all night doing crikkit stuff. Paperwork and whatnot.

    Aircon’s on inside now. Waiting for you-know-what shortly, then it’s farter time.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Totally worth it.

  3. johanna

    WIP – always a joy.

    I see that there was discussion yesterday about how eating live creatures is a sign of barbarism, we are so superior and so on.

    I take it that eating live oysters is exempt? How often do we see foodies slurping an oyster taken straight from the water and oversharing their ecstasy.

    It is a revolting practice. I don’t mind a smoked oyster on a cracker, but refuse to eat snot, let alone live snot. Still, eating these live creatures is not only acceptable, but lauded, in Western culture.

    Anyway, our resident hypochrondriac JC, whom I pity for the misery he must live in, is disgusted by people eating parts of animals that he finds yucky, and then attributes some moral value to it.

    I suppose that he thinks that the invention of sausages had to wait until animal intestines were replaced by something that he finds acceptable. Meanwhile, he is missing out on black pudding fried with apple for breakfast, pate and toast for lunch, and chicken livers fried with garlic for dinner (as served at The Balkan).

    As for the latest media frenzy about some form of pneumonia, it is good for business in the medical supplies and media sectors. Facts are scarce, as always, but hysteria is plentiful.

    I’ve been watching a lot of old British TV crime shows courtesy of the admirable British Yesterdays site on youtube. One of them was about BSE – remember that? It caused a worldwide panic, and turned out to be a damp fizzer. This show was all about how the Government and Big Agriculture conspired to hide the facts about BSE. How the entire population was at risk of dying a horrible death because of the above conspirators, who somehow would profit from it.

    Bushfires are dying down, so I suppose that a new panic is needed.

  4. Nick

    It had melted stinky French cheese on it and if the baguette hadn’t been masquerading as a brick might have been okay.

    I had a duck burger the other night. It came with the best aromatic cheese.

  5. johanna

    Nick, when I was growing up, we had a powdered cheese product called Geska (I think) to sprinkle on bread and butter. It smelled like vomit, but tasted really good. Kinda like that tropical fruit which smells awful but tastes wonderful.

    I’ve had snails a couple of times in French restaurants, and all I can say is, thank Heaven for garlic butter.

    It is undoubtedly true that food choices are shaped by culture and the availability of ingredients. The reason most people don’t eat live animals is because they are easier to manage and tastier when cooked. It’s not rocket science.

    Oh, and JC (I l know, but he’s such an easy target) made disparaging comments about eels as food. Smoked eel is magnificent, and fresh fried eel is very damn good as well. However, to nurse his neuroses, I suggest that JC sticks to spaghetti bolognaise for the duration.

  6. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Johanna, my thoughts also! No one here gets upset about the enthusiastic slurping down of living oysters, or the boiling alive of lobsters and prawns. very few here have ever visited or worked in a slaughter house ….no one gives a thought to how the beef, pork, lamb or chicken arrived on their plate….most Cats are as divorced from food production as the most rabid vegan. (Farming and hunting Cats of course, are not.) In my early days our family were happy to eat rabbits which had been shot, or had died as roadkill.

  7. Nick

    JB, however, it is the range of species that aren’t part of the normal human diet that are consumed in China that is a worry. As has been stated, India, a dirty and corrupt place even to the eyes of the Chinese Central Government, doesn’t have the sorts of problems China has, possibly because of its vegetarian diet.

  8. johanna

    Happy Australia Day to all Cats and kittehs.

    May your barbies seethe with sausages and steaks, may you imbibe whatever takes your fancy, and let’s celebrate being in a country which is better than its poncified rulers. 🙂

  9. Herodotus

    Now whenever we get bad news about something it’s “I’d like to know what Scott Morrison has done about this.”

  10. johanna

    Excellent points, JB and Nick.

    Of course food preferences are cultural, starting from when a lot of people were in danger of starving to death every year. So, they used every part of the animal, and that’s why we have sausages. That goes for both the casing and what is in them.

    Yes, Durian, which apparently smells awful, but tastes divine. Thanks.

    Oh, and Bruce said last night that the introduction of pasta into Italy didn’t matter until tomatoes were introduced later on. Bit controversial, that.

    There are many classic pasta dishes which do not include tomatoes, not to mention soups and stews.

  11. Geriatric Mayfly

    Maybe I should get out more. It seems that this Oz Day has been remarkably free of all the usual crap about the Natives and invasion, subjugation and land theft which so often rises to the point of derangement in the lead up.

  12. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Virus-marred city to speed-build 1,000-bed hospital
    By Wang Xiaodong and Cui Jia | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-01-24 08:27

    Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, will build a 1,000-bed hospital to receive patients to ease the shortage of beds in the city, the city government said on Thursday night.

    The mobile hospital, with a floor area of 25,000 square meters, will be completed before Feb 3, the government of the capital city of Central China’s Hubei province added.

    Construction begins in Wuhan Workers’ Sanatorium in Caidian districton, where pneumonia patients will be received, on Jan 23, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
    While a design plan for the hospital will be finished on Friday, the preparation for construction already started on Thursday night, it said.

    The hospital will be a copy of Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital.

    The construction of the Xiaotangshan – the world’s largest medical complex devoted solely to SARS patients – took six days and seven nights starting on April 23, 2003. A maximum of 7,000 construction workers worked at the site on an area covering 25,000 square meters in Changping, on the northern outskirts of Beijing.

    Of 680 SARS patients hospitalized at Xiaotangshan only eight died, a mortality rate of merely 1.18 percent. That’s why the hospital was dubbed “Noah’s Ark” at the time.

  13. johanna

    In my early days our family were happy to eat rabbits which had been shot, or had died as roadkill

    I love wabbit, but it is hard to find and most restaurants don’t know how to cook it.

    There was a recent Rick Stein show where he cooked a wabbit pie to die for. And, it wasn’t hard or complicated. It’s just that trendy chefs are more interested in impressing people on Instagram and following the fashion du jour than in pleasing customers.

  14. calli

    I take it that eating live oysters is exempt? How often do we see foodies slurping an oyster taken straight from the water and oversharing their ecstasy.

    Yes, Joh. You’ve reminded to pop down to the farm to get a doz.

    They don’t squeak when you bite them.

  15. Johno

    Gary Nunn,who writes for news.com says we aren’t allowed to say” Happy Australia Day”.It may upset the Aborigines. Why should I listen to a Pommy homosexual, lecturing me about my country?

  16. Johno

    Happy Australia Day? Until these injustices are righted, it’s hard to see it as little more than the celebration of invasion, genocide and the theft of children, land and basic human dignity.

    Did he miss anything?

  17. calli

    The construction of the Xiaotangshan – the world’s largest medical complex devoted solely to SARS patients – took six days and seven nights starting on April 23, 2003

    Disregard concrete curing time. What could possibly go wrong.

    On Chinese building products, a contractor I know has recently gone bankrupt – used Chinese cement which resulted in render delamination. I wonder how many other builders are using it to reduce costs.

  18. Johno

    Genocide is the killing of an entire race or group of people. So, if we invaded and committed genocide against the inhabitants of the time,who are these people jumping about the place in red nappies?

  19. miltonf

    Am I paranoid? I get the feeling sometimes that the industrialization of China in the last 30 years was a deliberate ploy to hollow out manufacturing in the west and pull the rug from under the feet of the working and middle classes.

  20. Zatara

    The construction of the Xiaotangshan – the world’s largest medical complex devoted solely to SARS patients – took six days and seven nights starting on April 23, 2003

    How do you say ‘Potomkin village” in Mandarin?

  21. Tel

    Nick, when I was growing up, we had a powdered cheese product called Geska (I think) to sprinkle on bread and butter. It smelled like vomit, but tasted really good.

    https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/35143/kraft-parmesan-cheese-cannister

    This one, smells appalling, perfect for work lunchrooms.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    On Chinese building products, a contractor I know has recently gone bankrupt – used Chinese cement which resulted in render delamination. I wonder how many other builders are using it to reduce costs.

    Story on Seven News last night said apartment prices in Sydney are down 15% on the back of the various apartment failures, like Opal Tower. People are bailing as they don’t want to get caught with a pad you can’t sell and can’t live in. Then there’s the ‘energy saving’ cladding issue which residents sometimes end up paying for.

    Maybe the Greens could comment, seeing they so love apartments for Gaia.

  23. 1735099

    Genocide is the killing of an entire race or group of people.

    Absolutely.
    Now tell me how many Palawa are “jumping around in red nappies”.

  24. Johno

    I have been looking for a unit to buy for my granddaughter in and around the Gungahlin area in Canberra. I stopped looking after I saw the past sales history for apartments. Losses of 20 to 25K in the last five years. I have looked at a few units for rent, absolutely disgusting, $360 to $400 pw for a 61 M2 1 bedroom dog box.
    FFS my deck is bigger than that.

  25. Nick

    On Chinese building products, a contractor I know has recently gone bankrupt – used Chinese cement which resulted in render delamination. I wonder how many other builders are using it to reduce costs.

    An old HK trick was for a builder to cheapen all the materials, even to the extent of getting thinner floor and wall tiles in order to shave dollars here and there.

  26. OldOzzie

    How the Democrats Will Pay for Impeaching Donald Trump

    Other consequences will befall the institution of Congress itself. The Democrats have now defined impeachment down to an impotent form of censure that can be levied when the House doesn’t like voters’ decisions in presidential elections. One idea to restore the previous order: make House leaders personally pay for all of the lawyers’ fees and wasted congressional salaries when they try and fail to remove a president.

  27. Up The Workers!

    Can’t wait to see how the U.S. Dimocrats version of Dodgy Dan’s “Get Pell” fact-free show trial proceeds this week.

    It should be interesting, with President Trump on one side and the “Official Dimocrat Sore-Losers Brigade” of Nancy Gin-Bottle, the whole Biden Crime Family, Schifforbrains and his dwarf “Mini-Me”, No-Nads, on the other.

  28. Tel

    I stopped looking after I saw the past sales history for apartments. Losses of 20 to 25K in the last five years. I have looked at a few units for rent, absolutely disgusting, $360 to $400 pw for a 61 M2 1 bedroom dog box.

    That makes perfect sense, the owners are attempting to catch up their capital losses by crazy rents.

    I think you will find a fairly large number of owned apartments that are kept pristine and empty. They theory being that a renter will treat the apartment like shit … so better keep them out. Eventually the kids move in, or someone known to the owner who might be trusted to look after the place.

    The central planners amongst us (we know who you are) would be thinking, “If only there was a way to penalize land owners who buy, but then don’t utilize the resource!” Well, there is a perfectly good market mechanism to punish unused resources … it’s been there since forever you bunch of spoons … that mechanism is interest rates. Under a zero interest rate environment it makes perfect sense to shelter yourself from inflation by sitting on an inert asset. Why do you gang of hairy numbnuts think gold keeps going up?

    If the central banks could keep their hands off and not break the normal regulatory function of interest rates then we could have a nicely operating property market. I say “if” but I know why it won’t happen.

  29. PeterM

    The Canberra units market certainly puzzles me Johno. How come rents can be so strong for so long with no apparent boosting of purchase prices?

  30. Bear Necessities

    Happy Australia Day numbers!

  31. Eyrie

    Corona virus is one thing, how do we isolate those with the communism/socialism/leftism mind virus and prevent it from spreading? This is as much a threat to the future of the human race as biological viruses.

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Corona virus is one thing, how do we isolate those with the communism/socialism/leftism mind virus and prevent it from spreading? This is as much a threat to the future of the human race as biological viruses.

    piano wire

  33. Cassie of Sydney

    Happy Australia Day.

  34. Tailgunner

    Happy Oz Day, everyone!

  35. calli

    A bit of activity in the air up here this morning. All heard but unseen. A prop job first, then the jets, all out of Williamtown. They usually do an Oz Day flyby up Stockton and down the bay.

    Aaaand…there they go again. This time in full view. Bless their little Top Gun hearts.

  36. OldOzzie

    The Phase One U.S.-China Trade Deal Is A Serious Win For The United States

    The U.S. shouldn’t be complacent after winning the first round of the trade war. China is a formidable strategic competitor and will remain so for many years to come.

  37. Arky

    Bear Necessities
    #3302538, posted on January 26, 2020 at 8:39 am
    Happy Australia Day numbers!

    ..
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    ..
    Sorry. I only know the first verse.

  38. struth

    Happy Australia Day.
    Facts.
    There was no invasion.
    If it was then we won so STFU And here’s no more money or land.
    There was no genocide.
    There were no stolen kids.
    These are just facts.

  39. Nick

    All those whining about the wicked British should bear this in mind. From The Monthly:

    On 24 January 1788 Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse, explorer and navigator, beheld a sight as startling as any he had witnessed since sailing from France in August 1785. It was an English fleet at anchor in Botany Bay, “of which we could distinguish the colours and pendants”.

    Under orders from Louis XVI, La Pérouse had crisscrossed the Pacific from Maui to Alaska, made landfall at Easter Island and mapped the coast of California. After Samoans killed 12 of his crew, he steered his ships La Boussole and L’Astrolabe for New Holland. There, he could tend the wounded and make repairs. By happenstance, he arrived just five days after Captain Arthur Phillip and his convoy of convicts.

    For 30 years Phillip had fought England’s traditional enemy on land and sea, overtly and covertly. He spent 1785 on ‘private affairs’ in France, spying on ports and naval installations. Aware of La Pérouse’s expedition, he may even have witnessed its departure. When strange sails were sighted off Botany Bay, he sent the HMS Supply to confirm his suspicions. Realising the French would immediately see there was no established settlement to support Britain’s claims to New South Wales, he had promptly removed himself and his 11 ships to Port Jackson, an infinitely better harbour.

    “Europeans are all fellow-countrymen at such a distance from home,” wrote La Pérouse, but his impatience to enter the bay was thwarted by countervailing winds and tides. It was not until the morning of the 26th that he finally dropped anchor.

    As honour required, officers were sent to extend Phillip’s compliments to the French and offer any needed assistance. They were received aboard La Pérouse’s flagship with great courtesy and invited to dine. At pains not to let anything slip, they made such a mystery of British intentions that the comte refrained from pursuing the subject. By then, Phillip had pitched camp at Sydney Cove.

    The French remained in Botany Bay for six weeks, refitting their ships, building a stockade, planting a garden, socialising with Watkin Tench and fending off scavenging convicts. Phillip, having successfully planted the British flag, maintained polite contact with La Pérouse but never showed his face, or hand, to the Frenchman.

  40. EvilElvis

    Why should I listen to a Pommy homosexual, lecturing me about my country?

    I always wonder if there’s a glut of Australian human rights lawyers, journos, marine biologists and other general bullshit spruikers in other countries. Like the ones on constant rotation here, the poms, the Scots, the Canadians. Is there a fuckwit exchange program going on that we don’t know about?

  41. Arky

    Is there a fuckwit exchange program going on that we don’t know about?

    ..
    Where are Turnbull and Gillard?

  42. Johno

    Canberra has a fairly fluid population of contractors who may do a 3,6 or twelve month contract to various Gov Depts, as such they aren’t looking for permanent housing.Canberra also has a large amount of recent immigrants who get gov assistance with rent. Apartments are springing up all over the joint which tends to depress the unit price,big influx of people receiving rental assistance and,Voila!!!

    you distort the market you get anomalies.

  43. Des Deskperson

    Among the many recipients of high level Australian honours who have already been well rewarded in terms of money, perks and prestige is one Robyn Williams AO of Roselle, NSW.

    Mr Wiliams’ citation is as follows: For distinguished service to science as a journalist, radio presenter and author, and to education.

    Roselle, BTW, is Sydney harbour-side suburb. Williams clearly isn’t worried about risings sea levels.

    There are plenty of worthy, compassionate, self-sacrificing and self-effacing ordinary Australians in the today’s honours list, but they are mostly way down the chain in the OAM category.

  44. Good morning all.
    First up, may I wish everyone here a fine Australia Day with BBQs galore and beers aplenty.
    Now driving to bowls yesterday and a snippet of news comes over the airwaves. Extinction Rebellion morons have apparently planned protests against ‘Invasion Day’. What this group have anything to do with this issue is anyone’s guess, but the cynic in me suggests that they are just professional protesters.

  45. Des Deskperson

    ‘Apartments are springing up all over the joint which tends to depress the unit price,big influx of people receiving rental assistance and,Voila!!!’

    The ACT Government has limited sources of revenue. Outside of GST distributions and other Commonwealth grants, its main source of money is land based taxes. At the risk of oversimplifying, more apartments mean more land taxed-based revenue. It also makes the CFMMEU happy.

    You can console yourself with the fact that some of this money will underwrite – for the foreseeable future – the ongoing operation of the light rail which will take your granddaughter into Civic.

  46. struth

    I will be playing all Austalian songs from 12 ’till 4 at a Queensland pub.
    However, I am only the paid entertainment.

    The real entertainers will be those participating in the many games set up for the day, and various competitions.
    Such as sticking a pair of stockings over your head with a tennis ball hanging down, with which you must knock over a row of bottles.

    Everyone pissed as maggots.
    Typical country QLD.
    Yawn.
    At least they are all friendly and in good spirits.
    Taping Outsiders for later.

  47. Cassie of Sydney

    So Prince Tampon, having attended a commemoration for the six million Joos murdered in World War II, then speaks out in support of terrorist scum who openly support the further murder of millions of Israeli Jooos. Oh well….the Pallis are quite honest about finishing the job that H**ler started…so comforting to know that Prince Tampon also supports this.

  48. Nick

    Lefties going nuts over an award given to Bettina Arndt. Lol.

  49. areff

    Never thought I’d say it, Cassie, but I’m becoming a republican. So long as we get to adopt a system that allows a direct vote of the people and a president with genuine executive powers, especially the veto, hand me the pencil and the ballot form.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Happy Australia Day to all on the Cat.

  51. mh

    Winnie the Pooh’s evil twin.

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Men’s rights activist honoured for service to gender equity
    Michael Koziol
    By Michael Koziol
    January 26, 2020 — 12.08am

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    Activist and author Bettina Arndt, who has dedicated the latter part of her career to what she sees as the unfair treatment of men in today’s society, has received an Australia Day honour for her work.

    In a decision certain to outrage feminists and other community members, Ms Arndt was admitted as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for her “significant service to the community as a social commentator, and to gender equity through advocacy for men”.

    Coming to prominence as a sex therapist and commentator, Ms Arndt, 70, now tours campuses to dispel the “myth” of a sexual assault crisis at Australian universities and their residential colleges.

    The citation for her honour mentions her 2018 campus speaking tour, which was called the “Fake Rope Crisis” tour, as well as her contributions to controversial academic Jordan Peterson’s website Thinkspot.

    It also references her decades of work as a journalist and author – including several books and contributions to newspapers, magazines, radio and television – as well as her service on a number of government committees.

    Ms Arndt said she did not expect the award to silence or mollify her critics, but it would make her supporters “rather happy” to see an alternative point of view receive the imprimatur of official recognition.

    “I have no doubt my beliefs around these issues are shared by the majority of the population,” Ms Arndt said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    “The mainstream media has unfortunately become dominated by a particular ideological clique which is totally out of whack with what quiet Australians think about these issues, with what ordinary people think about these issues.”

    Ms Arndt said the wording of her citation for the award – in particular the use of the term gender equity – was “very interesting”.

    “I think there are a lot of people who assume gender equity is all about continuing to advantage women at the expense of men – because they see women as still living in a patriarchal society,” she said. “But there are lots of areas in our society where men are being disadvantaged. There’s a lot of unfair treatment of boys and men which needs addressing.”

    From the Sydney Moaning Hemorrhoid. Ahh, the irony..

  53. mh

    If Xi isn’t demanding the Chinese stop eating fucking bats – and anyone that does so will be publicly executed – then he’s not fair dinkum.

  54. BrettW

    Top story in Daily Mail Oz is about Captain Cook shooting a native before landed. Naturally the source of the story is Peter Fitzsimmons who is shocked to know the incident not taught in schools. The incident was described in Cooks own words below :

    “Saw as we came in on both points of the bay Several of the natives and a few hutts, Men, women and children on the south shore abreast of the Ship, to which place I went in the boats in hopes of speaking with them accompaned by Mr Banks Dr Solander and Tupia; as we approached the shore they all made off except two Men who seemd resolved to oppose our landing. As soon as I saw this I orderd the boats to lay upon their oars in order to speake to them but this was to little purpose for neither us not Tupia could understand one word they said. We then threw them some nails beeds [etc] a shore which they took up and seem’d not ill pleased in so much at that I thout that they beckon’d to us to come a shore; but in this we were mistaken, for as soon as we put the boat in they again came to oppose us upon which I fired a musket between the two which had no other effect than to make them retire back where bundles of thier darts lay, and one of them took up a stone and threw at us which caused my fireing a second Musquet load with small shott, and altho some of the shott struck the man yet it had no other effect than to make him lay hold of a Shield or target to defend himself. Emmidiatly after this we landed which we had no sooner done than they throw’d two darts at us, this obliged me to fire a third shott soon after which they both made off, but not in such haste but what we might have taken one, but Mr Banks being of opinion that the darts were poisoned, made me cautious”.

    Probably will help sales of his book. Since Cook later killed on a beach in Hawaii his caution probably wise.

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    “areff
    #3302572, posted on January 26, 2020 at 9:37 am
    Never thought I’d say it, Cassie, but I’m becoming a republican. So long as we get to adopt a system that allows a direct vote of the people and a president with genuine executive powers, especially the veto, hand me the pencil and the ballot form.”

    Yep Areff….agree 100%…but this is what the progressive left do and do so well…they politicise everything so as to destroy everything…..well then they are very welcome to their woke, terrorist loving, climate change spruiking, private jet travelling, filthy rich living royals…always lecturing us mere mortals with “do as I say…not as I do”…….headed by a perfect hypocrite…..the gormless, chinless Prince Tampon. Charles can fuck off. There will NOT be another genocide of us Joooos……despite what Prince Tampon, the Pallies and the Toowomba Turd might wish for.

    NEVER AGAIN.

  56. Cactus

    Just fired up the BBQ. Put 3.5kg Beef Brisket on with a big tray of beans below. Going to cook it all day with hickory smoke. The rendering fat from the beef to drip into the beans. Going to struggle to have it ready by 7pm.

    Will crack a cold one as soon as the Jets are sighted over the heads. Im in lower north shore. You see the jets and then you hear them. My god you hear them. I think seeing the FA18s is almost mu favourite part of the day.

    Have a ripper you flipping gallahs. Straya, youre standing in it.

  57. mh

    Also Xi, tell them anyone caught eating mice whether alive or dead will have thirty live mice shoved up their arse. In public.

  58. MatrixTransform

    if the newspaper’s soggy and the tinder is green and yr firelighters are all up bush, liberally sprinkle yr faggots with gender fluid and strike a match …

    ‘ken fire up that barbie, barbie

  59. Entropy

    There are plenty of worthy, compassionate, self-sacrificing and self-effacing ordinary Australians in the today’s honours list, but they are mostly way down the chain in the OAM category.

    Even the OAM category can be stacked with self promoters organising their own nomination.

  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    Also Xi, tell them anyone caught eating mice whether alive or dead will have thirty live mice shoved up their arse.

    For some, 30 mice would be the equivalent of one gerbil.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oh, and a Happy Australia Day to Bruce Pascoe.

    BRUCE PASCOE SCANDAL: YOLNGU NOW DENOUNCE THIS ‘ABORIGINAL HISTORIAN’, TOO
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    January 26, 2020 7:45am

    Now the Yolngu of Arnhem Land join other Aboriginal groups in denouncing “Aboriginal historian” Bruce Pascoe and his fake history that Aborigines were settled farmers, living in “towns” of “1000 people” with “animal pens. Elder Terry Yumbulul writes:

    There are no ancient creation stories in our heritage about Aboriginal settlements and there is no evidence of it in our art, languages or songlines. It would have been impossible for my people to have built wells, silos, houses and yards to pen animals, as Pascoe promotes. Australian indigenous animals are not capable of supporting human settlements and my people had no need to settle in one place because we were content living in harmony with nature and travelling by foot from sacred place to sacred place.

    Our people also find it insulting so many prominent Aboriginal leaders have supported Pascoe and his theories. Among them is the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, the Minister for Indigenous Australians who has said he could ask for the resignation of members of his advisory council and continued, ‘the Pascoe debate is led by one of our own, which is a pity because it’s being played out publicly. It is something that we should deal with within communities.’

    Other Aboriginal leaders also support Pascoe’s attempt to change our valued Aboriginal culture and histories. Professor Marcia Langton AO said Dark Emu, ‘is the most important book on Australia and should be read by every Australian’, at the same time she insults Yolnga men and women and other Aboriginal nations. During a recent interview on NTV, Professor Langton reiterated Pascoe’s Aboriginal ancestry had been settled years ago and she reaffirmed the credibility of Dark Emu. Many employees of the Indigenous units at our national broadcaster the ABC, SBS and NTV have also supported Pascoe publicly. All of these people should know better.

  62. Entropy

    I think you will find a fairly large number of owned apartments that are kept pristine and empty. They theory being that a renter will treat the apartment like shit … so better keep them out. Eventually the kids move in, or someone known to the owner who might be trusted to look after the place.

    In Spring Hill through to Toowong in Brisbane, there are heaps like that owned by the squatocracy for when the Ekka is on, and on other occasions when they go to town. Spring Hill is preferred as it is close to the Ekka, unless one has daughters, then it is Toowong or maybe as far out as St Lucia is so your daughter can go to uni and marry a specialist or barrister to be.

  63. Megan

    Happy Oz Day, Cats! I’m celebrating by sitting in Rod Laver Arena to watch The Tennis. Potentially surrounded by multiple viral loads. Pray for me.

  64. Cardimona

    Taping Outsiders for later.

    WTF…!
    It’s 0912 in the real world and Outsiders hasn’t started…?!

  65. Gilas

    I know it’s The Guardian..

    Worth a read, as it’s as alarmist as one’d expect from a commo-socialist rag: “experts said..” and “we must do more!” etc..

    It puts into perspective, at a very superficial level, what infectious diseases do to the very young and the very old. Sepsis implies bacterial, not viral infections.

    Viral infections of the lung overwhelmingly occur as supra-infections to bacterial bronchitis/pneumonia in frail, decrepit, pre-diseased lungs, that’s why this Coronavirus will be a fizzer, it might replace some deaths previously due to Influenza A or B, but not much else.

    In relatively fit individuals, medium-level support – well short of ICU and/or intubation – in a primary or secondary hospital is all that will be required to treat any HIGH viral burden lung infections, a bit like simple hydration treating cholera, a disease that killed millions++ and still kills 10,000s+ people living in African and Asian shitholes.

    In unfit individuals.. too bad, when one starts from 10% residual lung capacity, not much more is needed to tilt one into a grave.
    Normal Darwinism at work.
    Get back to me when immortality is an option, I might change my mind then.

    Simple infection-control measures, known and established since the late 19th Century, is all that’s required to minimise risk of exposure to a viral antigen.
    Treatment will be OVERWHELMINGLY supportive, ie. fluids, rest etc., maybe even some retrovirals… in politically-correct groups…

    For some more perspective, with real data, on the really important causes of death in Oz today.

    But hey! Let’s all panic in concert with the self-interested rumour mongerers and vile MSM.

    That’ll help!

  66. MatrixTransform

    I get ongoing updates on the state of the apartment fiasco in YarraGrad from a mate of mine who is a self employed real estate agent.
    We bought a nice 3bed with awesome balcony from him in 2012 at a good price and then dumped it in 2018.
    Cracked cantilevers, internal leakiness, napalm cladding, owners corp(s) fees about 4500/yr + rates.
    Got outta that just in time.

    Mate tells me over and over tales of many buyers and dumpers that just cannot get their money back.
    stories of that place number 404/32 etc that he sold in 2016 for 585k and they just dumped it and could barely get 450k.

    How owners corp fees are mental even for some 1 and 2 bedders … like nearly 10k/year

    They’re worth nothing and still falling. nobody wants them … and they’re still building them

    I been saying for years that these are gonna be our future slums and now he agrees

    He can’t see it changing.
    Don’t buy anything without fences.
    Minimum 2, best is 4

  67. Cardimona

    I wander into the lounge room at 0922 and suddenly Outsiders is on.
    It’s almost like Sky doesn’t want to show their best-rating daytime program.
    The Kathryn Mudrock effect?

  68. Roger

    Ken Wyatt has flagged sacking Josephine Cashman from the Indigenous Advisory Council because she went public with her doubts about Bruce Pascoe’s indigenous status, saying it should have been dealt with ‘in the community’.

    No, Ken Wyatt, it’s a matter fo public interest. None of the awards Pascoe has received relating to his indigenous literature has been awarded in secret ‘in the community’. They have been public awards.

    Morrison needs to flag sacking Wyatt for this extraordinary abuse of his ministerial power.

  69. cohenite

    Morrison needs to flag sacking Wyatt for this extraordinary abuse of his ministerial power.

    Possum man is scomo’s 1 seat majority.

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    It would have been impossible for my people to have built wells, silos, houses and yards to pen animals,

    And the archaeological record also shows that the possibility was zero. Not a scintilla of evidence remains to support Pascoe’s flights of fancy. Even when village/towns were sacked and burned in historical conflicts, evidence of them is still found today. The early settlers, who are blamed for the destruction of Native evidence, would be the first in history to wholly contradict the maxim that every touch leaves a trace.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    Apartment prices will be much more affordable when all the Chinese are dead.

    I would hold off purchasing for 6 months. There are going to be a huge amount of deceased estates coming on the market soon.

  72. Mater

    Why should I listen to a Pommy homosexual, lecturing me about my country?

    You’re going to the Elton John concert today? Me too!

    I’ll just have to overlook the lecturing and anti-Trump bullshit. Marriage is, after all, about compromise. Besides, If I can put up with “The Boss” doing it, Elton should be a breeze.

  73. EvilElvis

    Another celebratory day, another day in small business where the prime competition is the Council’s free breakfast. That I well and truly contribute too. It’s hard to compete with free.

  74. cohenite

    Melinda pavey is the nsw minister for water; and like most conservative pollies, she’s lazy, inherently green, useless and did I mention lazy. Hadley rips her a new arse:

    https://www.2gb.com/melinda-pavey-lost-for-words-in-car-crash-interview-with-ray-hadley/?fbclid=IwAR2kweErNzIQsfdSjQcYfuMwZnvYyGsbEPyhwyIllVCkWT_AvGaoIswFFp8

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    I’d go to an Elton John concert.

    I reckon I could get up to 20 b#ll bearings slungshot at him and his Bedazzler-enhanced piano before his mincy security got to me.

    At which point I’d scream about being touched on non-gender-specific genitalia.. Maybe a bit of kung fu, then a lawsuit for unspecific trauma at the hands of their now-bleeding bouncers. In a perfect world, a flounce to finish.

    Good day out.

  76. Roger

    Possum man is scomo’s 1 seat majority.

    The Libs hold Hasluck with a c.13% majority.

    Go ahead, Ken; make my day.

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’d go to an Elton John concert.I reckon I could get up to 20 b#ll bearings slungshot at him and his Bedazzler-enhanced piano

    Has a reanimated Liberace come amongst us?

  78. Tom

    It’s almost like Sky doesn’t want to show their best-rating daytime program.

    Cardimona, when they went on holidays in December, the Outsiders crew said they wouldn’t be back until the first week in February. I suspect Sky News CEO Paul “Boris” Whittaker (who used to run the Paywallian) intervened and made sure Sky’s most popular daytime show was booked for a special appearance on Australia Day.

    As you can see from what has happened to the Paywallian since he left, Boris is an actual journalist who is head and shoulders a better operator than the spineless jellyfish he replaced at Sky, Angelos Frangopoulos, who, among other things, sacked Mark Latham from Outsiders.

    Boris is also an intellectual giant and a dashing hero compared with the corporatist slime who replaced him at the Paywallian, Christopher Dore, who has overseen the censorship of online reader comments, under which anything the J-school junior Marxists on the Paywallian staff don’t like is banned.

  79. 1735099

    Happy Australia Day numbers!

    Thank you.
    Today reminds me of how fortunate I am to live in a country which is a true participative democracy (with compulsory universal suffrage), sane gun legislation (where kids can go to school without their parents worrying that some nutter might turn up with a semi-auto), and frequent public acknowledgement of the first inhabitants.
    Yes – best country in the world……

  80. John64

    The Libs hold Hasluck with a c.13% majority. Go ahead, Ken; make my day.

    Less than 2 years ago Possum Man had discussions with the ALP about defecting to The Liars.

    Not to be trusted.

  81. Mater

    Good on ya, Bob.
    Most people celebrate the freedoms we have in Australia (such that it is nowadays).
    You, however, choose to celebrate government regulation.
    There’s an arse for every seat, I guess.

  82. Roger

    Less than 2 years ago Possum Man had discussions with the ALP about defecting to The Liars.

    So they gave him a promotion.

    Let him go back to being a faceless bureaucrat in the WA govt…if he can get back in.

  83. Cardimona

    Tom
    #3302625, posted on January 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Thanks, Tom.
    Thanks also for the ‘toons.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit Towns of Australia Update – Sydney:

    Teacher charged after allegedly trying to mow down students in car; gronk arrested for slapping police horse; pest busted with more than 1000 pairs of stolen knickers

    ………..

    Straya!

  85. Infidel Tiger

    There were lots of nasty rumours about goings on in Wyatt’s office.

    They disappeared too.

    Black magic.

  86. mh

    Numbers celebrates government! 🇦🇺

  87. areff

    Morrison needs to flag sacking Wyatt for this extraordinary abuse of his ministerial power.

    As if Daggy Dad would even consider such a move. Too busy apologising for climate change.

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “(where kids can go to school without their parents worrying that some nutter might turn up with a semi-auto)”

    What we have here in this country is a situation where kids go to state schools to be taught by far-left nutters like the Joo hating racist mediocrity from Toowoomba….who actually is the ultimate dangerous nutter.

    No wonder so many parents are worried about our schools, teachers and curriculum.

  89. 1735099

    Most people celebrate the freedoms we have in Australia…..

    And one of those is freedom from fear, largely attributable to the NFA.
    Welcome to Country, by the way, is not a product of “regulation”, but of respect, which is largely absent on these pages.
    Great to see the national flag flanked with the two indigenous banners at the citizenship ceremony in Canberra today.
    Respect….

  90. From the Hun:
    ‘Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams has urged the FFA to better engage with rural and indigenous communities to help grow the women’s game.’

    How about the reverse, whereby indigenous people move to areas where there are opportunities not only for sport but job prospects? It isn’t hard if you show you are keen for work and a better life.

  91. Roger

    As if Daggy Dad would even consider such a move.

    Never too late to grow a pair.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    In Australia, the dangerous nutters in our schools are usually standing next to the whiteboard.

  93. Numbers, Welcome To Country is rubbish. Not sure what else needs to be said about it.

  94. Roger

    Numbers, Welcome To Country is rubbish. Not sure what else needs to be said about it.

    Speaking as a white person, if we’re welcome to country why is our presence still resented?

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Numbers, Welcome To Country is rubbish. Not sure what else needs to be said about it.

    Made up by Ernie Dingo in the mid 1970’s.

  96. Roger I am not sure. It’s juvenile for one thing.

  97. Cassie:

    What we have here in this country is a situation where kids go to state schools to be taught by far-left nutters like the Joo hating racist mediocrity from Toowoomba….who actually is the ultimate dangerous nutter.

    You missed the part where Jooish schools have perimeter security fencing, guards who look suspiciously like they are on leave from military establishments, and hot lines to the local police station in case some of Numbers quiet unassuming but quite rabid friends decide to come a’calling.

  98. EvilElvis

    Black Ball, Black Ball, Black Ball, tut tut.
    I’ll just mention it on the side, mate. Today is Australia Day. I’m not sure if you’re culturally aware that overarching government dominance and Marxist indoctrination is what we are celebrating today, comrade. Please stick to the script the ads your white, elitist betters (public servants/pollies) put up on telly. You’re oppressed and mortified at Invasion Day and will dance in Possum skin and light a stick to pay homage to the same elites. The elites that hand you a free snag while their other hand is in your pocket. Praise the bureacracy!

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Numbers, Welcome To Country is rubbish. Not sure what else needs to be said about it.’

    To be fair, Liability Bob almost broke his own record for length of time on a given day here without making a complete pillock of himself.

    White man tells indig man what’s what about indig stuff and whether it’s real or not.

    The condescending, faux-virtuous exemplar of exactly why there are still (the remnants of) division in this country.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    White man tells indig man what’s what about indig stuff and whether it’s real or not.

    The condescending, faux-virtuous exemplar of exactly why there are still (the remnants of) division in this country.

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

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “You missed the part where Jooish schools have perimeter security fencing, guards who look suspiciously like they are on leave from military establishments, and hot lines to the local police station in case some of Numbers quiet unassuming but quite rabid friends decide to come a’calling.”

    Well said. The Jooo hating turd from Toowoomba is very selective with his outrage.

  102. Bloody hell Anthony La Paglia channeling his inner Magda Szubanski. A charity soccer match at AAMI Park yesterday.

  103. Old School Conservative

    How good is Australia!
    Down to my local beach for the annual Australia Day surf carnival; glorious weather; belting out Advance Australia Fair with a bunch of old mates to the stirring sound of the local Pipes and Drum band; then retreat inside for beautiful sandwiches and cold drinks.

    And may there be many more days just like this one.

  104. Cassie of Sydney

    “Respect….”

    Oh the irony.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In relatively fit individuals, medium-level support – well short of ICU and/or intubation – in a primary or secondary hospital is all that will be required to treat any HIGH viral burden lung infections, a bit like simple hydration treating cholera, a disease that killed millions++ and still kills 10,000s+ people living in African and Asian shitholes.

    Agree. We need to be organized enough to provide this hospital care for an epidemic and to isolate or at least monitor contacts to hopefully control spread. Question is how much high viral burden lung infection will we get in normally healthy reasonably fit populations? We don’t know yet what this virus might do and there are some indications it hits the young adults hard, just as the 1918 pandemic did. That produced systems cyanosis and death seemingly within 24-48 hours. Population levels of nutrition and thus immune capacities have improved now though and people take more care of their general health and fitness. It could all fizz out too as flu usually does with genetic mutation into a less virulent form.

    I’m not in panic about it; done too much epidemiology for that. But I do want some good public health measures to be in place, soonest.

    With my husband and young baby I lived through a minor cholera epidemic in Sri Lanka in 1973 (it was endemic there then). The island, run by salon socialists who had banned all imports, ran out of saline drips in key places. Place we stayed in had an up-market nursing home attached; they got their saline drips on the black market and we reserved a few from them, just in case. Typhus was also endemic, and my husband did pick up a mild case of that; I wouldn’t like to have seen a non-mild case, for he was very sick for a couple of weeks and I nursed him through it, worried sick about the baby too. This all taught me not to panic, but to plan.

  106. Stimpson J. Cat

    Happy Invasion Day Everyone!!!

    Can’t believe the Commies haven’t nuked Mexico as revenge for the Corona Virus yet.
    God they are weak.
    This us what happens if you drink them without Limes or Lemons.
    Everyone Knows This.

  107. Old School Conservative

    suspiciously like they are on leave from military establishments

    Including the open carry of firearms. Mirrors checking the underside of your car before you drive in.
    Scary stuff that – and that’s just a visitor’s viewpoint.

  108. 1735099

    Welcome to country is rubbish….

    You’re entitled to your opinion.
    If you are truly indigenous (and this is an anonymous blog where you can choose any identity you want) you’re an exception.
    All the Murris I know, including my next door neighbour, and the Kalkadoon elders I worked with in Mt Isa, reckon it’s pretty cool.

  109. Mater

    And one of those is freedom from fear

    So Australians are free from fear?
    Yeah, ok!

    I hate to think of the extremes you could go to to achieve that end state. Makes me shudder!
    The road to Hell is paved with such noble intentions.

  110. Mmm ok. From the Hun honours list:

    ‘Transgender activist and actor Georgie Stone says being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the trans community will inspire her to continue her advocacy.
    Stone, 19, is a role model for trans youth and a powerful voice for gender diversity.
    “It is really overwhelming but such an honour. I am over the moon.” Stone said.
    At 10, Stone became the youngest person in Australia to be granted hormone blockers. At 15, she started hormone replacement therapy.’

    This is modern Australia people. Very ordinary work.

  111. EvilElvis

    Bugger, 2 comments too late.

  112. shatterzzz

    So Prince Tampon, having attended a commemoration for the six million Joos murdered in World War II, then speaks out in support of terrorist scum who openly support the further murder of millions of Israeli Jooos. Oh well….the Pallis are quite honest about finishing the job that H**ler started…so comforting to know that Prince Tampon also supports this.

    Our Governor General beat him too it .. lunch with Abbas and an inspection of the guard of honour..
    GG in Gaza

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You’re entitled to your opinion.’

    God, you’re a flog.

    I doubt very much if BB needs any assistance here, but I’ll assert that it’s a bit more than an opinion, as he’s indig himself – as opposed to a sad old white tax leech whose entire experience of these matters consists of living in Townsville briefly, and going to Mt Isa once.

    And, of course, having an indig Army mate segregated at a Melbourne pub in the 80s. Tell us that one again, Old Yeller. It’s a cracker.

    Of course all the Murris YOU know would think it’s pretty cool that an invented spiel from the 70s by a WA TV show host still exists. It makes them money.

    In my world, respect does not involve cash changing hands.

  114. EvilElvis

    Transgender activist and actor Georgie Stone says being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the trans community will inspire her to continue her advocacy

    Servicing the trans community? Busy girl and an RSI risk.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And may there be many more days just like this one.

    Plus eleventy!

  116. Not only me who abhors Welcome To Country Numbers. Many more are embarrassed by it. They are coming to the realisation that it’s self serving, whereby the same family gets to perform the, er, ceremony. Also to the bureaucracy who get to go home with an inner glow, knowing that nothing concrete happens from it, no change in health and education statistics.

  117. Roger

    They are coming to the realisation that it’s self serving, whereby the same family gets to perform the, er, ceremony.

    For a fee, if I understand correctly.

  118. MatrixTransform

    All the Murris I know, including my next door neighbour, and the Kalkadoon elders I worked with in Mt Isa, reckon it’s pretty cool.

    but didn’t you say just the other day that personal anecdotes are bullshit?

    Numptard’s retarded bigotry of low expectations.

    innit funny, I don’t feel like I can comment for my brother in law who is pretty fucken black.
    but the resident tard finds reason to speak for everybody.

    Numpty’s piety pages every sunday after mass are tiresome.
    All the things today reminds him of … he’ll forget tomorrow.

    The man so wonderfully self satisfied at having said all-the-very-best-things-evah and celebrates all the best gestures evah, sits here now before his keyboard quietly contemplating the troubles of the universe. Not.

    Having failed to make one iota of difference in the real world, he conjures ebil-people to agonise against that way he can re-invent himself as a ‘good’ man instead of a stupid one.

    you really are a contemptible piece of shit.

    In fact you’re the type of contemptible POS that my BiL despises more than any.
    Just know that.

    pray for you own soul

  119. I also note that Joffa Corfe is off to Fiji. The Collingwood cheer squad leader has worked for the Salvation Army for 20 years, 15 of those on night shift. Good on him to get there and do his work in a remote village.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    This was an excellent idea. Very well thought out. The Hun:

    ‘Prince Charles will “drastically reduce” the payouts to Prince Harry and Meghan from the Bank of Dad when their commercial careers kick off, royal watchers say.

    ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are striking out on their own, with the help of an annual A$4 million payment each year.

    ‘But the Prince of Wales, “an obsessive hard worker”, was likely to cut off the kids if they sign up deals with Netflix through their Hollywood friends including George Clooney and TV connections in Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.’

    In the immortal words of Darth Vader:

    ‘I have altered the deal. Pray I do not alter it further.’

  121. Cassie of Sydney

    “This is modern Australia people. Very ordinary work.”

    Yep..and woke are very ordinary.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘the resident tard finds reason to speak for everybody.’

    Of course he does.

    Chapter MCMXIII:

    Liability Bob Knows All About A Holocaust Survivor Experience Without Meeting Him But Seeing Him On TV:

    ‘He is strong and wise.
    He calls it as he sees it.’

    Another good one.

  123. cohenite

    Welcome to Country, by the way, is not a product of “regulation”, but of respect, which is largely absent on these pages.
    Great to see the national flag flanked with the two indigenous banners at the citizenship ceremony in Canberra today.
    Respect….

    You’re such a stupid, arrogant bastard. Respect, when the 56th nations have the highest rates of DV, rape, drug use and abuse and every other criminal marker; when their kids are so far behind they’re out of sight; all because of virtue signalling pricks like you who come onto blogs like this and assume the morally superior position when it is the left which has done this to them. In a just world you and your ilk which be stripped naked and strapped to a red ant nest.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Incredible roar just came up the harbor as Australia’s Finest just did an impressive fly by, circling up around Neilson Park where there is usually a huge crowd of celebrators. We could catch sight of it over to our left from our terrace as it circled high and around. Not as good as an Australia Day years ago we spent in a harbor-view apartment we owned in Elizabeth Bay. Friends over to celebrate there with us congratulated us for putting on the display especially for them, as the big birds circled down very close to our open terrace. Still good to see it though, our mighty Air Force. Straya Forever!!

  125. Cassie of Sydney

    “Numptard’s retarded bigotry of low expectations.”

    A perfect to describe the Toowoomba racist. In his putrid universe….it is….

    Okay for the Pallies and RoP adherents to murder Joooos…..because as we know, in his limited mind, it is the Pallies or the RoP adherents who are oppressed…..except the truth is that they are only oppressed by themselves but heck…..let’s not allow any facts to get in the way of a good hate…or smear…or good blood libel. I mean the Toowoomba racist wouldn’t know what to do with himself if he didn’t have the Jooos to blame for everything.

    Not okay for the Jooos to defend themselves…..because you know…they are colonialist, imperialist aggressors.

    Which reminds…one of my favourites about the Pallies…

  126. Top Ender

    Bettina Arndt on Outsiders talking about getting an Order of Oz for working in advocacy for men.

    Apparently many people are “outraged” about this.

  127. Cassie of Sydney

    Cassie of Sydney
    #lcp, posted on January 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm
    “Numptard’s retarded bigotry of low expectations.”

    A perfect to describe the Toowoomba racist. In his putrid universe….it is….

    Okay for the Pallies and RoP adherents to murder Joooos…..because as we know, in his limited mind, it is the Pallies or the RoP adherents who are oppressed…..except the truth is that they are only oppressed by themselves but heck…..let’s not allow any facts to get in the way of a good hate…or smear…or good libel. I mean the Toowoomba racist wouldn’t know what to do with himself if he didn’t have the Jooos to blame for everything.

    Not okay for the Jooos to defend themselves…..because you know…they are colonialist, imperialist aggressors.

  128. Cassie of Sydney

    I still love this….

  129. Mater

    If you are truly indigenous (and this is an anonymous blog where you can choose any identity you want) you’re an exception.

    Nah, Bob. BB is no exception. All my Aboriginal friends (and family, including Elders), think it’s divisive shit.

    They also find it particularly galling that, even as a tribal Elder, they must apply for a permit to travel across aboriginal land in some parts of Australia. Such rot gives them a taste of what this sort of rubbish feels like from the other side. It’s enlightening for them. Long may it continue until everyone has had a taste of it.

  130. BrettW

    Is 19 a record for getting an OAM ?

  131. 1735099

    I doubt very much if BB needs any assistance here,

    I doubt very much that BB is indigenous.

    whose entire experience of these matters consists of living in Townsville briefly, and going to Mt Isa once.

    Pretty much everything you post is fantasy, including the above.
    To set the record straight –
    I lived in Townsville from 1981 until 1983, and then again from 1986 until 1992.
    On the first trip, I opened a new school (Mundingburra Special School in Burt St).
    On the second, I closed Cootharinga Special School and opened the Townsville Community Learning Centre in Thompson St in 1987. Three of my kids (all girls – the first still born) were born in the Mater in Townsville.
    I lived and worked in Mt Isa from 1992 until 1996. During the period 1990 until 1996 I was a member of the board of the Cootharinga society and flew across to Townsville for monthly board meetings.
    In Mt Isa I was the first and only Advisor Special Needs until regions were restructured into districts. I had a Social Justice portfolio which included Aboriginal programmes with a budget of $2.8 million annually.
    We created a team drawn from indigenous elders from the communities of Dajarra, Camooweal, Mt Isa, Winton, and the settlements along the beef road including Boulia, Bedourie and Birdsville. I still correspond with these elders (those still alive).
    Most were Kalkadoons, but there were a few Mittakoodi from the Cloncurry area.

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Happy Oz Day, Cats! I’m celebrating by sitting in Rod Laver Arena to watch The Tennis. Potentially surrounded by multiple viral loads. Pray for me.

    Just told Hairy Tennis Fan that’s where you are, Megan. He’s not doing any praying for you, just lots of envying. 🙂

    Do wash hands regularly though, I say, as I am such a worrit about such things.
    Plan is better than prayer for us worriters. Happy Straya Day anyway to you and The Sicilian Prince.

  133. Roger

    Speaking as a white person…

    Perhaps I should clarify that.

    Speaking as a white person with no known aboriginal ancestors…

    I’m a bit like Bruce Pascoe in that regard.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘To set the record straight – ‘

    Greatly appreciated, Liability Bob.

    You’ve just confirmed that your entire experience of these things has been sporadic, and even then through the closed prism of the education department which relies on just this sort of window dressing frippery to extort taxpayers’ money from the gummint (the BFBs you apparently hate so much, despite being the reason for your employment in the first place).

    Exhibit A:

    ‘I had a Social Justice portfolio which included Aboriginal programmes with a budget of $2.8 million annually.’

    Thanks for the CV though. You’re a special kinda guy.

  135. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nice! A copter draping a huge spread out Australian flag is just flying around near Watson’s Bay.
    Possibly from the HMAS Watson’s Bay team? Can’t be outdone by the Air Force?

  136. mh

    Well done Bettina Arndt on your Australia Day award. 🇦🇺

    Your good at it.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    And, you pompous coward:

    ‘I doubt very much that BB is indigenous.’

    What are you basing that on? Because he’s literate? Because he’s articulate? Because he dresses in white whilst playing bowls? Because he thinks invented cash cows to bring the Big Men cash are shit?

    Truly, you are the worst type of racist. A low-expectations racist. You hideous individual.

  138. 1735099

    Your good at it.

    And you’re not.
    When it comes to spelling, that is……

  139. Cassie of Sydney

    “1735099
    #3302720, posted on January 26, 2020 at 12:31 pm
    Your good at it.

    And you’re not.
    When it comes to spelling, that is……”

    Oh the pompous hypocrisy from a racist who frequently makes spelling and grammatical errors.

  140. Cassie of Sydney

    “Truly, you are the worst type of racist. A low-expectations racist. You hideous individual.”

    A near perfect description of him.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘And you’re not.
    When it comes to spelling, that is……’

    Stop imputing people.

    A pro bono advocate I know thinks that’s actionable.

  142. cohenite

    To set the record straight –

    No one is interested you vile grub. And the only record of relevance about you will be your obituary; 2 lines in the local rag.

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You see the jets and then you hear them. My god you hear them.

    True nuff, Cactus. What a wonderful sound. Straya, what could possibly go wrong when we have such magnificent noise producing machines? I heard some earlier today too, but Hairy and I were sleeping in airconditioned comfort and I simply turned over in my snoozing. Did they come through the Heads?

    It’s a hot humid day in SYD. Heat mist and light cloud with some blue sky. OK weather.

  144. Lol I have been outed as not indigenous, Helen Demidenko like. From someone who lives in Queensland no less, 1600kms away.
    I have been called all sorts of names, mainly coconut for having the temerity to be educated. That numbers wishes to think I am not black means in essence he wants Aboriginal people to be under the thumb, on the plantation. That’s a true definition of racism.
    I will no longer converse with him. Just one thing, I very much doubt you fired a shot in anger sir. Or am I imputing?

  145. Cassie of Sydney

    “That numbers wishes to think I am not black means in essence he wants Aboriginal people to be under the thumb, on the plantation. That’s a true definition of racism.”

    Well said BB.

  146. 1735099

    What are you basing that on?

    The fact that he posts here under an assumed name and can’t be identified.

    Truly, you are the worst type of racist.

    I know from experience that Murris, when it comes to ability, have it in spades.
    My next door neighbour has just moved to Brisbane to complete his post doctoral thesis.
    He sold his home for $750000 and has other property in Toowoomba. He deserves his success. He’s worked his backside off.
    Two of the indigenous kids I worked with in Mt Isa are now in private practice, one as a paediatrician, the other a surgeon.

    A low-expectations racist.

    Chris Sarra, (whom I worked with when we were both on the statewide steering committee for the A & TSI Support Centre in Townsville), would be pissing himself with laughter if he read your posts.
    Projection…..

    You hideous individual.

    And you are abusive.
    That’s a fact.

  147. Mater

    Hey Bob,
    You’re both a political historian and from a die hard Labor family. I need some help for my up coming paper.

    In what year did the ALP step away from the three points of its original “General Legislation”? That being:

    (1) Electoral Reforms, providing for one adult, one vote;
    (2) Total Exclusion of Coloured or other undesirable races; and
    (3) The granting of old age pensions.

    I can’t find the answer. It might still be extant, for all I can tell. Please help me prove otherwise!

    Also, can you guide me on to a reference where the Liberal Party (or National Party) had a similar platform? I’m hoping to demonstrate that they are as bad as each other.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mater

  148. P

    Deadly Crash Involving Bus Carrying Covington Catholic High School Students…

    This is terrible. For unknown reasons a car crossed the median on a highway in Kentucky and drove directly into a bus carrying students from Covington High School. The driver of the car was killed, some of the bus passengers were injured including the bus driver.

    The students were returning home after the March for Life rally in Washington DC.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “That numbers wishes to think I am not black means in essence he wants Aboriginal people to be under the thumb, on the plantation. That’s a true definition of racism.”

    Well said, indeed, BB. Should be a good Sunday morning on the Cat. I’ll hold your coat.

  150. Gawd, he is good. I am actually Jessica Yaniv.

  151. 1735099

    I have been called all sorts of names, mainly coconut for having the temerity to be educated.

    Poor lamb.

    And I have been called all sorts of names, mainly Communist for having the temerity to disagree with the extremist orthodoxy exhibited here.
    And I couldn’t give a stuff……

  152. Anyway, I dropped a red pill last night at a “dinner party” which of course I ,”regularly attend” such events.

    “The root of modern feminism is actually Marxism”

    It was like I pissed on the dead at an open casket funeral.

    I rather enjoyed the ensuing tension and awkwardness.

    Don’t shrink from it, embrace it.

  153. Why don’t communists want to be called communists?

    It’s almost as if they’re ashamed of 100 million murders.

  154. I don’t give a flying fuck either with what people call me. But racist suits you to a tee.

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “And I have been called all sorts of names, mainly Communist for having the temerity to disagree with the extremist orthodoxy exhibited here.
    And I couldn’t give a stuff……”

    I have only three names for you….Jooo hating racist.

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Interesting British news reports on the Chinese epidemic.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    interesting story….

    A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible “policy breach.”

    Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada’s only level-4 lab on July 5, CBC News has learned.

    A Level 4 virology facility is a lab equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases. That makes the Arlington Street lab one of only a handful in North America capable of handling pathogens requiring the highest level of containment, such as Ebola.

  158. Jessie

    Article labelled GEM

    3/2014
    Journal of Virology
    Coronaviruses: Important Emerging Human Pathogens
    The emergence of a highly pathogenic human coronavirus in the Middle East has sparked new interest in human coronaviruses around the world. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was identified in 2012, almost 10 years after the highly fatal human severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) emerged from China in 2003.

  159. Mater

    Why don’t communists want to be called communists?

    Don’t be hard on them, Frank. They’re just trying to avoid the Fascist label. As Signor Francesco Nitti (Italian Prime Minister 1919-1920) said in 1925:

    “Fascists and Nationalists in Italy were almost all, or at least in great part, former Communists and apostles of violence, who, having essayed a red revolution, and, not having succeeded, made a white revolution.”

  160. BrettW

    Bettina Arnt just on Chris Smith show saying she woke up to find out she was trending on Twitter but not in a nice way.

    The Guardian has a seperate article on her which ends with a link about criticism of the selection criteria. The article itself has much about a case where she had interviewed a teacher who had been convicted of abusing a student. The article is not aimed at celebrating her award.

    Larissa Behrendt, a law professor and the first Indigenous woman to graduate from Harvard University, was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

    Behrendt was recognised for her contribution to the law, Indigenous education and the arts. The academic has won literary awards for her 2004 fiction book, Home, and an Australian Directors Guild award for her 2018 documentary, After the Apology.

    That would be the charming lady who insulted Bess Price when she was on Q&A.

  161. Cassie of Sydney

    “Black Ball
    #3302749, posted on January 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm
    I don’t give a flying fuck either with what people call me. But racist suits you to a tee.”

    You see BB….the Toowoomba racist only likes dead Jooos and dead Aborigines.

  162. Gilas

    From Jessie’s 2014 link:

    Zoonotic transmission can occur by a spillover event from an animal to a human due to sustained or new close human contact or climate changes affecting the distribution of previously geographically restricted disease vectors such as insects.

    There’s an original, new angle that no one from the MSM has yet mentioned (AFAIK)…
    This is just the beginning, folks!

  163. min

    Mussolini used Gentile to write his manifesto. Gentile was a Marxist and Mussolini was a Socialist

  164. Cassie of Sydney

    “That would be the charming lady who insulted Bess Price when she was on Q&A.”

    That’s the one. Married to Michael Lavarch….ex Labor luminary and Keating government minister. And also she was one of the major complainants in the Andrew Bolt case.

  165. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I watched part of the formal Australia Day ceremony in Canberra this morning. When the PM spoke he was quick to inform the new Aussies what the Government’s current tax policy is. He said ‘it’s not what you accumulate, it’s what you contribute’. I thought not much different to the other side, there.

    Then we had some singer. We were told that she was the winner? of The Voice. First, she sang the song This is me. This is the theme song to the film The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen this film, it stars Hugh Jackman and is supposedly about P.T. Barnum, however the sub-plot is a study of difference/exclusion that then leads the audience into the sunlit uplands of diversity/inclusion.

    Why would this song be chosen for such and occasion? Apart from, that is, wanting to depict these new Australians as outcasts and refugees from third world hell-holes, who’ve “made it” to live among those who condescend to take them in.

    Yet this as far from the truth as I can tell from the people who were being introduced as new Australians. No where were there any lepers, bearded women, midgets or rejects from their own societies. In fact they looked to be normal, well-adjusted human beings without two-heads or snake-eyes who had skills and qualifications to offer in their new home.

    Not sure what they would have felt about being depicted in such a way, probably would have the same aftertaste as eating a cooked bat in Wuhan or swallowing down one of Tailgunner’s snake hearts in Vietnam, I should think.

    By the time we got to the singing of the National Anthem, all expectations would have been lowered. And we weren’t disappointed. The singer and the ANU ” something, something Choir”, destroyed the first and second verses of Advance Australia Fair. The only section that was familiar to the ear was the chorus.

    So with all the formalities over for another year, thank goodness, perhaps these new Aussies will be happy to congregate with the rest of us to have a few snags and a beer at the backyard barbie!

  166. Mater

    On another topic.
    How can we possibly have a logical discussion about climate change and renewable energy when ignorance is so prevalent.
    Some people actually think Wind Turbines assists with cooling the earth…in the same manner as a ceiling fan cools you on a warm night.

    Have a look. Play the video for a couple of minutes.

    Unbelievable…and before Bob starts with the ‘ignorant Americans’ shtick, they sound Pommy to me.

  167. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘What are you basing that on?’

    ‘The fact that he posts here under an assumed name and can’t be identified.’

    So that means someone’s white. Got it. As opposed to your own ‘open book’, which under casual scrutiny turns out to be a self-serving farrago of fibs and flying carpets, and which are fobbed off with ‘I write for an audience.’

    ‘My next door neighbour has just moved to Brisbane to complete his post doctoral thesis.’

    Personal anecdotes are bullshit. Aren’t they?

    ‘Two of the indigenous kids I worked with in Mt Isa are now in private practice, one as a paediatrician, the other a surgeon.’

    Bastard Uncle Tom coconuts. Didn’t stick to The Narrative.

    ‘And you are abusive.
    That’s a fact.’

    It sure is. My default position is of course to take the piss out of you and your lofty pronouncements on how we should all behave, because this pleases me. But when deserved, sure.

    Steering committees. Hahaaa. Are you sure it wasn’t a plenary subcommittee? Or a focus group?

    Like I said. Patriarchy in action. Old white guy, having made a significant proportion of his cash over decades extorting cash from the rest of us by pretending to educate the indig, and especially the special indig, can’t break the habit of telling the indig what to think about indig stuff.

    You are the exact equivalent of an 18th century slaver.

    Except those guys haven’t paid $15,000,000 in tax.

  168. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is great

    If a Dem had done that the MSM would have swooned for a week. The coverage would be repeated over and over. But Trump? I doubt if anyone will cover it except maybe OANN.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘we were both on the statewide steering committee for the A & TSI Support Centre in Townsville’

    Ah yes. That mob.

    How long did you keep your ATSI-sourced free new 4WD, ‘essential for travelling to communities’?

    Was all the rage at that time. But only for the selected people.

  170. Chris

    piano wire

    And a mountain of skullth raised over Ultiom!

    The problem is that the underlying values and thinking ARE the New Class – all us uni grads and products of Edumacayshin. At this point, we need a right-side-of-the-purported-brain lobotomy for not just the leftist nitwits and 80% of the media under age 55, but also all of the Liberal Party, the National Party, the AMA, all Lawyers plus the Red Cross Central Committee, the Agricultural Society and the CWbloodyA.

    No – attacking Left values root and branch, is the only possible response. Piano Wire is OK for cheese.

  171. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some people actually think Wind Turbines assists with cooling the earth

    Whereas they have a measurable global warming effect as they convert wind speed into heat…

  172. Steve trickler

    It makes you proud of this place. Good laughs to be had.



  173. EvilElvis

    Gawd, he is good. I am actually Jessica Yaniv.

    This is getting confusing, BB. I’ve got Georgie on speed dial if needed!

    Transgender activist and actor Georgie Stone says being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the trans community will inspire her to continue her advocacy

  174. Geriatric Mayfly

    “That would be the charming lady who insulted Bess Price when she was on Q&A.”
    That’s the one. Married to Michael Lavarch….ex Labor luminary and Keating government minister. And also she was one of the major complainants in the Andrew Bolt case.

    And is half Austrian, but ignores that minor detail and bangs on relentlessly about the Abo half.

  175. Jessie

    Gilas @1.19

    I had noted same, however the insect research and market for human consumption and livestock fodder was of more interest.

    <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3004319/chinese-recycling-expert-breeds-thousands-flies-turn-kitchen “>Chinese recycling expert breeds thousands of flies to turn kitchen waste into cash

    ? Location of the Zijin’gang University’s experimental stations and the well developed insect fodder market for domesticated livestock?

    ZhiJian Zhang * note patents

    NOTE: I was actually researching territorial aspects of male Fannia canicularis L and not 2019-nCoV .

  176. 8th Dan

    they are colonialist, imperialist aggressors

    Perhaps. More like interlopers or occupiers, in Palestine.

  177. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    turn on closed captions for translation

  178. areff

    The Hunchback’s goons arrest Avi at thecenterlink auxilliary’s Civilisation Day counter demo.

    https://twitter.com/rachael_dexter/status/1221259596666408961

  179. Jessie

    and Gilas

    the Uni of Qld academics were onto free grants before 2019-nCoV became newsworthy…….

    But Professor Wu said as the effects of climate change are felt, there is a strong possibility Aedes aegypti will start to be seen further south, meaning isolated outbreaks from Bali tourists returning home would become more dangerous.
    11/2019 How Bali’s weather accurately predicts dengue fever cases in Australia

    Latest publication for this QUT academic 1/2020
    Global dynamic spatiotemporal pattern of seasonal influenza since 2009 influenza pandemic

  180. Bruce of Newcastle

    occupiers, in Palestine

    Ottomans?
    I can’t think of any others recently.

  181. EvilElvis

    You’re entitled to your opinion.
    If you are truly indigenous (and this is an anonymous blog where you can choose any identity you want) you’re an exception.
    All the Murris I know, including my next door neighbour, and the Kalkadoon elders I worked with in Mt Isa, reckon it’s pretty cool.

    Here’s a little song I wrote,
    Once knew a Toowoomba woke,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    He said you’re a Kalkadoon bloke,
    Here’s a stick, make some smoke,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    We laughed and smiled, he gave me 1k,
    Dance and ponced with trannies and gays,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    Now I’m home, Possum skin ironing,
    Have a beer, this rortin’s tiring,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    I slip my K into the slot machine,
    My bush rellos they live unclean,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    Kids with stds, malnourished, dysentry,
    Lucky me another welcome to country,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    My people hurting it is a joke,
    While I get rich on Whitey’s woke,
    Don’t worry, Bob’s happy.

    Don’t worry…
    Bob’s happpppppppppy!

  182. 1735099

    As opposed to your own ‘open book’, which under casual scrutiny turns out to be a self-serving farrago of fibs and flying carpets, and which are fobbed off with ‘I write for an audience.’

    Direct me to one post where there is a “self-serving farrago of fibs and flying carpets”.
    Hazmatic tried that, remember.
    He’s vanished without a trace.
    Apparently he’s having a problem disappearing a cinema in Gaythorne from the historical record, and explaining why it didn’t show classic movies in the seventies.
    He’s also trying to forget that he identified my ex platoon commander, a Duntroon graduate, as a Nasho.
    And that he claimed, contrary to the evidence of those who served in D Coy 6RAR in 1966, that Frank Topp joined the company two weeks before the battle.

    How long did you keep your ATSI-sourced free new 4WD, ‘essential for travelling to communities’?

    I must have missed out on that one.
    The only people at that time entitled to what was known in the trade as “cleanskins” (vehicles without QG prefixed number plates) were members of the SES who leased the vehicle as part of a salary package, a practice extant in private industry for yonks. There was one only in the North-West Region at that time – the Regional Director.
    Neither Sarra nor I had reached those lofty heights at that time, although he has since – as a DG.
    I don’t know about Chris Sarra, but I made my way to the meetings (held in Burt St Mundingburra in the old Guidance Centre) in my 1970 Peugeot 404 which I had bought from a mate for $200. I could have claimed a P & O allowance, but couldn’t be bothered stuffing around with the paperwork.
    I did get to drive a Q Fleet Landcruiser diesel in the Mt Isa job, but that was only when setting off down the beef road or the Flinders Highway. Unless I was on an overnight stay it had to be returned (clean and fuelled) to DO at the end of the day. The fleet also had a Land Rover Discovery, but it came to a sticky end when misfuelled. It was an unreliable POS even before that.
    Mostly we chartered Cessna 180s, to save endless hours of driving and the real risk of hitting woolly jumpers.
    In terms of salary hours and accommodation costs, it was actually cheaper.

  183. 8th Dan

    I don’t give a flying fuck either with what people call me. But racist suits you to a tee.

    Racist? For querying whether or you not you are indigenous? Nah … like everyone else here, except him, you are just a bunch of pixels commenting under an anonym. There is no reason at all to accept that you might actually be a dark brother … although many here like the way you talk those folks down.

    Imputent probably describes you more accurately.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Good work, Elvis.

    The Achilles’ heel of these nitwits is that they insist on being taken seriously.

    Consequently, they hate ridicule. Especially evidence-based ridicule. Gets ’em all high-falutin’ and sneery on the outside, but all sad and inadequate on the inside.

    Straya!

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    HMAS Toowoomba is right now keeping the imams honest in the Gulf.
    Quite a contrast.
    Happy Australia Day sailor guys and gals!

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    “8th Dan
    #3302795, posted on January 26, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    they are colonialist, imperialist aggressors

    Perhaps. More like interlopers or occupiers, in Palestine.”

    Actually Toilet Block….not interlopers and not occupiers. There has always been a Joooish population in “Palestine”…or perhaps what you really want is a Joooo free Palestine….from the river to the sea.

    Stick to hanging around a toilet block late at night….that’s your sole talent.

  187. Cassie of Sydney

    The toilet block needs a plumber…the stench is hideous.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    HMAS Toowoomba is right now keeping the IRGC kiddies honest in the Gulf.
    Quite a contrast.
    Happy Australia Day sailor guys and gals!

  189. Cassie of Sydney

    Toilet Block and the SS Guard…..two peas from the same pod.

  190. 8th Dan

    I watched part of the formal Australia Day ceremony in Canberra this morning.

    SBS and its subsidiary NITV were running hard with Invasion Day this morning.

  191. 1735099

    The Hunchback’s goons arrest Avi at thecenterlink auxilliary’s Civilisation Day counter demo.

    Looking at the vid – obviously for his own safety.

  192. cohenite

    areff
    #3302799, posted on January 26, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    The Hunchback’s goons arrest Avi at thecenterlink auxilliary’s Civilisation Day counter demo.
    https://twitter.com/rachael_dexter/status/1221259596666408961

    That sums up things perfectly in this shithole of a country. A courageous supporter of democracy is arrested for reporting about a protest by anti-Western scumbags and on this blog, a bastion of Western values, 2 trolls continue to spew anti-Western shit and nothing happens to them. Words and logic aren’t going to win. The left control the msm, judiciary and the wallopers. Good fucking luck.

  193. rickw

    I watched part of the formal Australia Day ceremony in Canberra this morning.

    Any Chinese flags raised, or is this honour just reserved for vicpol stations?

  194. Mater

    Looking at the vid – obviously for his own safety.

    Yeah. What is it with the Left and violence?

  195. 1735099

    although many here like the way you talk those folks down.

    Which is why he posts under that avatar.
    The “I’ll pretend to be indigenous so I can be as racist as I want” thing has been around a long time.
    It works a treat here.
    The irony – it burns…..

  196. rickw

    Looking at the vid – obviously for his own safety.

    Arresting those causing the threat to safety isn’t an option? You’re a disgrace.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    And, just to prove my point:

    A voluminous ‘but but but but’ of frothy justification of his existence since 1971. Which brings me to:

    ‘Direct me to one post where there is a “self-serving farrago of fibs and flying carpets”.’

    Ahem.

    ‘My SLR was locked and loaded’
    ‘I wasn’t a stenographer’
    ‘I have experience as a pro bono advocate’
    ‘I got free ammo at the range’
    ‘My book sales are soaring’
    ‘The BFBs took my spack bus for no reason’
    ‘Cheerful scholar’
    ‘I haven’t darkened the door of an RSL since 1971’

    But I like the cinema story the best. The poor bloke who taunted the noggie kids might have been traumatised from some actual action. He might have been triggered by them. And he ‘lashed out’, to use the term so loved by defence counsel.

    And what did you do, Mr Compassionate? Offer him any support, did you? Empathise with him?

    Nooooooo. Yelled at him, according to you. Threatened to report him to his CO, and so compounded any mental health issues he may have had.

    This is all according to your own words, by the way. If there are inaccuracies, one would tend to put them in the fibs and flying carpets category.

    Wouldn’t one?

  198. cohenite

    The irony – it burns…..

    I really hope you die soon.

  199. Mater

    The “I’ll pretend to be indigenous so I can be as racist as I want” thing has been around a long time.

    Hey Bob,
    I have Black Balls details. How about I whip over, take a look and report back if he’s black enough? Would that satisfy you?
    I thought it was good enough to just declare yourself an aboriginal nowadays. Surely he can do that on a blog just as effectively as on a Book dust cover?

  200. 8th Dan

    There has always been a Joooish population in “Palestine”

    Mitchener’s The Source is an interesting read.

  201. Mater

    The “I’ll pretend to be indigenous so I can be as racist as I want” thing has been around a long time.

    Hey Bob,
    I have Black [email protected]’s details. How about I whip over, take a look and report back if he’s black enough? Would that satisfy you?

    I thought it was good enough to just declare yourself an aboriginal nowadays. Surely he can do that on a blog just as effectively as on a Book dust cover?

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    Like I said, Mater.

    He’s a low-expectations racist – and he’s demonstrated, by his own accounts mind you, of pissing off when things get a bit rugged.

    He’s painted into a corner here, and he knows this, but is trying for a quick snipe before he goes.

    Tonight it’ll all be about 45, and this morning’s humiliation will be forgotten. But only by him.

  203. EvilElvis

    Surely he can do that on a blog just as effectively as on a Book dust cover?

    No, no, no, Mater. That only works for lefty maaaaaates. A bit like shitting on Christianity and laughing off the big guy in the clouds yet giving full weight to the Dreamtime and connection to land. Hypocrisy thy name is left and I’m always right.

  204. 8th Dan

    I have Black [email protected]’s details. How about I whip over, take a look and report back if he’s black enough?

    Waste of time. He has previously said that he is not “black enough”.

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey Bob,
    I have Black [email protected]’s details. How about I whip over, take a look and report back if he’s black enough? Would that satisfy you?

    More popcorn, anyone?

  206. Mater

    KD,
    Don’t forget this one:

    1735099
    #3130727, posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Scheduled.

    Nope.
    In NSW the term is sectioned.
    (Section 4C5 of the Mental Health Act, 2007)

    Just to reaffirm, Bob.
    In NSW the term is Scheduled.
    Schedule 1, to be precise.

  207. Mater

    Waste of time.

    It’s never a waste of time when you and Bob are involved, Dan.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh man. How could I forget?

    Also – ‘statistical outriders’ during one particularly pompous rant.

  209. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’ll call it what I like.’

    Gets more hilarious every time he says it.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The irony – it burns…..’

    He said, wondering why the free oncology centre across the road from his house hadn’t been built yet.

  211. egg_

    The sock has arrived.

    1/8th Wang is a c0ck in a sock?

  212. rickw

    And one of those is freedom from fear, largely attributable to the NFA.

    The country is slowly being rooted to death by the stinking political class because they know that The People have been completely neutered by the NFA as intended.

    Dropped past a clay target club today, talking to the president of the club. Do you know what his biggest worry of the day was? That the shithead police would turn up and cause trouble about the number of shotguns not locked in cars.

    That’s right, you can’t have a big gun rack that everyone can just stand their guns in when they’re not shooting. Everyone is supposed to trudge back to their cars and lock them up when they’re not shooting.

    You fully support complete fucking stupidity directed at the people who were never a problem.

  213. 8th Dan

    In NSW the term is Scheduled.
    Schedule 1, to be precise.

    Nope. In NSW the term is “Sectioned” … to be precise.

    It has been “Sectioned” ever since the Mental Health Act (1983) was legislated.

  214. egg_

    Do Wang, do Wang, do Wang…

  215. Dr Faustus

    Demand for Australian citizenship is dropping – here’s why

    More than 440,000 applications were lodged in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as eligible permanent residents rushed to submit their application fearing a proposed “values test” would be introduced and university-level English would be required.

    New patriots, to a person.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mitchener’s The Source is an interesting read.

    Joan Peters “From Time Immemorial ” – non fiction, and well researched, including in the archives of the Ottoman Empire, make interesting reading as well.

  217. Gilas

    Jessie
    #3302800, posted on January 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Lead researcher Wenbiao Hu said it was clear Australian tourists were contracting the disease while in the popular holiday destination and bringing it back home.

    Kindy-level article designed to place climate change (CC) into any unrelated cause of disease transmission, boilerplate standard m.o. aimed at the typical SMH reader, alarmist fodder for the brain-dead.

    If people contract disease X while holidaying in country A, then travel back to country B, disease X will be seen in location B, even though not endemic to B, CC has fuck-all to do with it.

    If CC hasn’t been fingered as a cause for 2019-nCoV yet, it’s only because there are many, many click-bait orders of magnitude left in the current panic-setting narrative.

    Give it time… Have patience.

  218. 1735099

    This is fun.

    ‘My SLR was locked and loaded’

    Which is another way of saying there was a round up the spout. About 80% of the garbage posted here derives its idiom from across the Pacific. Apparently I’m the only poster not allowed to use it.

    ‘I wasn’t a stenographer’

    I was never a stenographer. I can’t type. From when I was marched into 7RAR in June 1969, my postings were rifleman (12 months) and storeman (5 months).

    ‘I have experience as a pro bono advocate’

    I did this work for about two years after retirement in 2005. I advocated for three separate families, and was successful in two of them. The parents in the third case got tired of the stress and withdrew their complaint, which was a shame. They would have won it in a lay down misere.

    ‘I got free ammo at the range’

    Sure did. This was at NRA national headquarters range at 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, on 13th July 2018 at 9.30am – just checked the time stamp on the photo.

    My book sales are soaring.

    That’s a stretch, and I’ve never written that. I have 200 copies left. It sells steadily, but I need to promote it more. Stangely, commenting here works quite well.

    ‘The BFBs took my spack bus for no reason’

    Again, I did not write that. I was pointing out the dishonesty of outsourcing. I’m also not in the habit of referring to people with cerebral palsy as “spacks”. That behaviour these days is sometimes observed in pre-schoolers, but it’s rapidly disappearing.

    ‘Cheerful scholar’

    You can’t read. The term was “cheerful squalor” as applied to Cuba.

    ‘I haven’t darkened the door of an RSL since 1971’

    I met with Doug Gibbons at the Beaudesert RSL on three occasions in 2008, so he could help me with my manuscript. I have never been (and never will be) a member of the RSL.

    I always post the truth. What the lamebrains do with it here resembles a bizarre kind of fan fiction.
    It’s entertaining.

  219. areff #3302799, posted on January 26, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    The Hunchback’s goons arrest Avi at thecenterlink auxilliary’s Civilisation Day counter demo.

    https://twitter.com/rachael_dexter/status/1221259596666408961

    That Twitter account has now been deleted.

  220. old bloke

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3302507, posted on January 26, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Maybe I should get out more. It seems that this Oz Day has been remarkably free of all the usual crap about the Natives and invasion, subjugation and land theft which so often rises to the point of derangement in the lead up.

    The simple answer is George Soros has stopped paying Antifa. No pay-cheque, no demonstrations.

    Notice too that Monty has been very quiet lately, no money – no comments.

  221. Gilas

    8th Dan
    #3302855, posted on January 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    In NSW the term is Scheduled.
    Schedule 1, to be precise.

    Nope. In NSW the term is “Sectioned” … to be precise.

    No, Sock-man, Mater is correct.
    Scheduling has been in place in NSW long before the Mental Health Act 2007.

  222. Farmer Gez

    Cheeky Monkey!
    In Kerala India. My teenage daughter left her hotel door slightly ajar while she applied the finishing touches to her makeup, a monkey pushes the door open, wanders over to the complimentary fruit bowel, helps himself then heads out the door and sits on her balcony slowly eating the spoils.

  223. Gilas

    Ooops, I just accidentally responded to a troll.

    It won’t happen again.

  224. Farmer Gez

    Bowel! bowl.
    Auto correct funny ha.

  225. Roger

    It seems that this Oz Day has been remarkably free of all the usual crap about the Natives and invasion, subjugation and land theft which so often rises to the point of derangement in the lead up.

    Not if you’re on Gulag’s news feed.

  226. 8th Dan

    Gilas … the term in NSW is “Sectioned” … as I said.

    It has been “Sectioned” since 1983 … as I also said.

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