Tuesday Forum: February 11, 2020

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    16 minute mark:

    Don’t care, none of them are coughing or wearing surgical masks.
    Just lads being lads.
    😂

  2. Mater

    Being a normal distribution it tails off quickly from there.

    Just an observation, there isn’t a distribution of heights amongst the Care Bear population.
    Consistency is one of your their lovable features.

  3. cohenite

    Trump is a tall guy. He was here in 1993. I would have put him at 6’3″; he might have lost an inch.

  4. JC

    Hey Bruce, if Corbyn squeaked into No.10 you could have claimed reparations. The UK Liars were talking about this.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will return to work

    Wait til Bannon comes back.

  6. cohenite

    S’up head prefect. I reckon your sorry arse would burn purple; all those poor chinks burning yellow; it’s sort of patriotic.

  7. cohenite

    S’up head prefect. I reckon your sorry arse would burn purple; all those poor chunks burning yellow; it’s sort of patriotic.

  8. cohenite

    S’up head prefect. I reckon your sorry arse would burn purple; all those poor chinkee dees burning yellow; it’s sort of patriotic.

  9. cohenite

    Goddam forbidden words.

  10. JC

    You STFU Cronkite. I always speak truth to power.

  11. Infidel Tiger

    Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will return to work

    She is a smokeshow.

    So hot.

    Think ankles too.

  12. feelthebern

    Interesting narrative coming out of the Weinstein Thiel ecosystem.
    They are saying that student debt should be socialised.
    But instead of the tax payer picking up the tab, the college should.
    And it could be done by changing the bankruptcy laws in the US.
    I love it.
    A divide & conquer approx. that would neuter the US college system for generations.
    You’d see a clean out of biblical proportions.

  13. Infidel Tiger

    A divide & conquer approx. that would neuter the US college system for generations.
    You’d see a clean out of biblical proportions.

    Unfortunately DC is full of Harvard scum.

    They would never allow such a beautiful thing to happen.

  14. Mark from Melbourne

    However, men don’t like thick ankles. Thin ones on sheilas a considered much prettier.

    Who on Earth gets down as far as the damn ankles on a first viewing?

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    you could have claimed reparations

    JC – hehe, I think you’re right. I could apply for a Brit passport but I’ve never been interested. They have marvelous stuff in numerous museums but the weather sucks.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    Who on Earth gets down as far as the damn ankles on a first viewing?

    First place I look.

  17. feelthebern

    The Thiel interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXG2F0a6I28

    Can’t be viewed without the Weinstein interview:

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

    Considering a Trump re-election is coming this kind of policy stance should be viewed as shaping the Trump outlook.

  18. The crematoriums are working overtime in chinkie land

    They are the hospitals they have just built in a week.

  19. Mater

    I could apply for a Brit passport but I’ve never been interested.

    Big deal, Bruce.
    According to our HC, I could whip over there and become a “non-alien”. 😉

  20. JC

    Mark

    It’s not the first thing you look at, but if the opportunity arises..like she’s wearing a dress …you eventually get to the ankles after looking at the legs. Nice legs and ankles go together. It’s not impossible but it’s usual to see tree stump legs and thin ankles, right?

  21. feelthebern

    No one influences Trump as much as Peter Thiel.

  22. JC

    Narcos season 2 on Netflix . Good show even if in subtitles.

  23. Gwendolyn

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare:

    That’s how I’ve always viewed Barry Humphries, Aunty Jack and the ‘effete gays’ of the subterranean world that once was. It is when societies started to normalize these displays as a ‘lifestyle choice’ rather than seeing such things as an aberrant display to be understood, even sympathized with, for a minority who were legally adversely affected, that the rot set in.

    But you don’t get to the stage of social acceptance of men dressing as women (and biological men in women’s bathrooms) as a mere “lifestyle choice” if decent society still thinks transvestism is wicked and disgusting.

    You only get there by first changing people’s disgust at cross-dressing into something much more benign, and humour is the perfect tool to do that. You get there by making people laugh along with men dressed as women.

    “Dame Edna” appeared on TV at times of the day when impressionable children were watching. They laughed at him because they didn’t know any better. That generation grew up without the fear and loathing of cross-dressing that every generation before them had known.

    We can’t simply stop this process, we can’t just say drag queens reading to preschoolers is a step too far. The slippery slope is called that for a reason, you don’t get to just stop halfway down. We either have to go all the way back to a Biblically-based total intolerance of anything LGBTIQXYZ, or the next generations, brought up with drag queens reading to them in preschool, are going to be indoctrinated with a total intolerance of any dissent from the new “pride and diversity” norm.

  24. Mark A

    cohenite
    #3323487, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    The last thing we want is big groups of recent immigrants forming their own militias.
    You are aware that is already happening?
    Non?
    Seen the militarised parades during Ashura Day in Melbourne?

    16 minute mark:

    Can’t see anything different at that mark.
    What should we be watching out for?

  25. feelthebern

    Ladbrokes.
    Trump 1.57.
    Sanders 6.
    Bloomberg 6.
    Everyone else at 20+.
    Let the DNC civil war begin.

  26. Mark from Melbourne

    It’s not impossible but it’s usual to see tree stump legs and thin ankles, right?

    I never, ever, see tree trunk legs and thin ankles. Because the tree trunk legs mean I give up at that point.

    Saw one today… gorgeous from head to legs. Legs like any well-trained (male) footballer.

    Ankles… no idea. Gave up at that point.

    It is both vaguely sick and certainly counter-productive to start at the ground and work up. Too many good lookers of all ages to take that approach.

    I view ankle-ists with some concern.

  27. Mark A

    Just seen that the wife has put her sexy underwear on.

    That can only mean one thing.
    She’s behind in the washing…

  28. Infidel Tiger

    Saw one today… gorgeous from head to legs. Legs like any well-trained (male) footballer.

    Men usually have great legs. Women don’t.

    That’s usually how I identify trannies. If the legs are too good, it’s probably a bloke.

    The cock helps too.

  29. Gwendolyn

    Mark from Melbourne:

    Who on Earth gets down as far as the damn ankles on a first viewing?

    Muzlim men. That’s often all they get to see of the fairer sex!

  30. areff

    In many ways the ankle is the most important part of the female.

    Female ankles should be just the right size to be encircled by the male hand, thumb and fingertips touching.

    More than that and you’re in Roller Derby territory

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK it’s that time Catallaxy.

    Time for Stimpys Valentines Day Honors List.

    Let’s see who wins.
    JC can start.

    JC, what did you do for the Wife for Valentine’s Day.
    Show me your romantic side.

    Go!

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He was fine when he left us! Thailand’s health ministry insists British ‘drug dealer’ who collapsed in HMP Bullingdon ‘with coronavirus’ was definitely ‘fit to travel’ when he was transferred to the UK from a Thai jail
    Mark Rumble, 31, was extradited back to the UK from Thailand on January 27
    He reportedly collapsed in his cell at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester on Monday
    Rumble was reportedly sent back to the UK to face class A drug supply charges
    He and two other prison inmates are now being tested for the killer coronavirus

  33. feelthebern

    WTF roger.
    Who you dating ?

  34. areff

    Narcos season 2 on Netflix . Good show even if in subtitles.

    I liked the finger lopping. Fatso deserved it.

  35. JC

    Stimson

    Nothing. Val day is hugely ghey.

  36. Mark A

    Report in Irish Newspaper , – As from Monday next week all cars and vans will drive on the right hand side of the road , If this is successful the following week , all other traffic will do the same .

  37. Roger

    WTF roger.
    Who you dating ?

    Qué?

  38. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    concerning given japan’s not overwhelmed

    Japan recorded its first death from the new coronavirus, which is the third coronavirus fatality outside mainland China.

  39. JC

    Aref

    You think the DEA would have played hardball like that ?

    And yes deserved it.

  40. calli

    No one here would have ever lusted after my ankles. I’m the sturdy, running towards lions type.

    Handy in a scrap. 🤣

  41. calli

    I bet I survive my probable exposure to Kung Flu too.

  42. Mater

    I bet I survive my probable exposure to Kung Flu too.

    Guaranteed. You’re under 6’.
    Arky knows!

  43. areff

    I doubt it, JC.

    Pity they didn’t really play hardball and get Congress to legalise coke and all other drugs. Ending the prohibition would cruel a price-support scheme for organised crime. But, hey, when you have a giant, multi-million dollar police bureaucracy, who cares if your citizens’ taste for stimulants and soporifics plunges a neighbouring nation into corruption, bloodshed and chaos.

  44. bespoke

    JC, what did you do for the Wife cohenite for Valentine’s Day.

    Fixed.

  45. Dave in Marybrook

    Bloke I know, his first words upon meeting the girl who would become his second wife was “Good lord, you’ve got the most perfect ankles I’ve ever seen.”
    His first wife testifies it’s a true story, she was standing right alongside him.

  46. Gwendolyn

    cohenite:

    The last thing we want is big groups of recent immigrants forming their own militias.
    You are aware that is already happening?
    Non?
    Seen the militarised parades during Ashura Day in Melbourne?

    16 minute mark:

    All I see is scarily large numbers of men (no women) doing quasi-military drills.

    So, show of hands: who wants to give these men a constitutional right to bear arms?

  47. Infidel Tiger

    Bloke I know, his first words upon meeting the girl who would become his second wife was “Good lord, you’ve got the most perfect ankles I’ve ever seen.”
    His first wife testifies it’s a true story, she was standing right alongside him.

    I feel bad for the first wife, but we ankle guys are like that.

  48. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    singapore playing whack a mole
    EIGHT MORE CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION

  49. areff

    Calli, your ankles will protect you. I’m sure, were they to fall into the hands of a Chinese herbalist, essence of ankle with a dash of panda gall and just the right amount of pussycat whiskers would stop the epidemic in its tracks.

    The peer-review reports for chinese medicine journals must be a hoot and a half.

  50. Gwendolyn

    Roger:

    16 minute mark:

    In a confessional Christian state that would never be permitted.

    Secularism is an experiment which has failed.

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    I do like Ncl Nine local news. It’s a sort of micro political potboiler. Tonight two fine stories.

    The first is the Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, who came up to Ncl for a briefing which someone has leaked, leaked!, to the local news station.

    Cusack Visits Stockton for Briefing, But Bypasses Residents

    It’s fun because the (quite hot) Ncl local journo bails up Ms Cusack and asks those sort of questions pollies don’t like. And Ms Cusack answers honestly and politely that she doesn’t know much, is here to find out. Well done pollie lady!

    Then there is our new tower.

    Charlestowns Highpoint nearly complete

    Sixteen stories! Apparently on a fine day you can almost see New Zealand. And Charlestown is the new Chatswood, so they say. Isn’t that something!

  52. Cohenite:
    I remember one Ashura Day, there were several formations of young camo clad lads, each formation in identical but differently patterned uniforms. It was straight out of the Tehran victory parades minus weapons.
    When there was a hell of a stink up about it, the response was “Oh, it’s just our version of different footy teams.”
    So forgive me if I see their presence in our country as less than good.

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    All I see is scarily large numbers of men (no women) doing quasi-military drills.

    Thankfully they are all at home cooking and ironing and cleaning.
    As it should be.

  54. cohenite

    Alarmists never rest. In 2017 a graduate in ecology sued REST super for not doing enough to protect his funds from climate change. At great expense with REST agreeing not to chase the hippie bastard for costs the case if proceeding through the courts with pro bono legal firms representing the dickhead:

    https://www.envirojustice.org.au/our-work/climate/rest-super-case/

  55. Roger

    Secularism is an experiment which has failed.

    Right. So the question becomes what replaces it?

    The confessional state is not redundant, as liberalism declared; in fact, it is re-emerging, e.g. in formerly Communist eastern Europe. We also have Israel (mutatis mutandis) and Costa Rica as examples, not coincidentally the two most stabe demcoracies in their respective regions.

  56. vlad

    I have no doubt that Pell’s accuser is a deranged fabulist and/or hiding something in relation to that deceased ‘friend’ of his.

    It’s very suss that A waited until B (that’s what the Court of Appeal called them; I hope I’ve got them the right way around) was dead to make any allegations, as though a light had suddenly turned green.

  57. Cohenite:

    The crematoriums are working overtime in chinkie land:

    It would be interesting to get a series of air samples from an aircraft heading over Wuhan.
    There should be enough unburnt dNA if they are struggling to keep up, to get some idea of the totals.

  58. cohenite

    I remember one Ashura Day, there were several formations of young camo clad lads, each formation in identical but differently patterned uniforms. It was straight out of the Tehran victory parades minus weapons.
    When there was a hell of a stink up about it, the response was “Oh, it’s just our version of different footy teams.”
    So forgive me if I see their presence in our country as less than good.

    It gets worse when you see what happens in Sydney with the RoP taking over streets.

  59. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC, what did you do for the Wife for Valentine’s Day.
    Show me your romantic side.
    Go!

    Buy her 1000 TSLA?

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    So, and I think I’ve got this right:

    ‘Hello possums’ from Moonee Ponds is responsible for angry lezzos double-ending each other whilst dressed as nuns at Mardi Gras in front of schoolkids.

    And Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. And Yaniv the frustrated Canadian b#ll-waxing recipient.

    And we’re all too stooopid to realise, and now it’s all our fault but nothing can be done, wankers who aren’t as smart as me.

    Got it. Hang on – where have I heard that before?

    Oh yeah. Yesterday.

  61. cohenite

    Goddam, forbidden words.

    I remember one Ashura Day, there were several formations of young camo clad lads, each formation in identical but differently patterned uniforms. It was straight out of the Tehran victory parades minus weapons.
    When there was a hell of a stink up about it, the response was “Oh, it’s just our version of different footy teams.”
    So forgive me if I see their presence in our country as less than good.

    It gets worse when you see what happens in Sydney with the RoP taking over streets.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    It gets worse when you see what happens in Sydney with the RoP taking over streets.

    If only our Christians were so faithful and observant.

    We have much to learn from muzlims.

  63. vlad

    Yes, I got it right. A was the one who complained; B was the one who died before any complaint was filed.

  64. vlad

    I have looked online (without success) for the car ad from a few years ago about the badasses of history who were short.

    I think it was an ad for Nissan. I particularly enjoyed the guy who was playing one of the Caesars, I think it was; deliberately playing him as a wild-eyed nutter.

    In any case, a lot of history’s movers and shakers were short. Commandos and middle distance runners tend to be short. T.E. Lawrence was short. And so on.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    The “ankle-thickness running away from lions” theory is fake news.
    It goes like this.
    Lion attacks.
    Sheilas scatter.
    Lion thinks, “Which one? Ah, the slow one with plenty of meat on.”

  66. Roger

    Commandos and middle distance runners tend to be short. T.E. Lawrence was short. And so on.

    Fighter pilots tend to be short because they handle the G forces better than taller men.

  67. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lion thinks, “Which one? Ah, the slow one with plenty of meat on.”

    With the big ankles.

  68. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3323532, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Men have great legs.

    ..
    Errrr… OK.

  69. Arky

    Someone link to some musical theatre for IT.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    I feel bad for the first wife, but we ankle guys are like that.

    Yeah.
    It’s bad when you look at the ankles and think of a billiard table.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Fighter pilots tend to be short because they handle the G forces better than taller men.

    Douglas Bader didn’t have any problem with the blood poling in his legs during a high-G turn.

  72. vlad

    Douglas Bader didn’t have any problem with the blood poling in his legs during a high-G turn.

    He was a lot shorter than average.

  73. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3323532, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Men have great legs.

    ..
    Here you go. Not my cup of tea, but whatevs.
    ..


  74. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3323587, posted on February 14, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I have looked online (without success) for the car ad from a few years ago about the badasses of history who were short.

    Yeah, I reckon car companies use perfectly formed midgets for their adverts to make the car look spacious.
    Like you put undersized beds in a house when you are selling.

  75. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lion thinks, “Which one? Ah, the slow one with plenty of meat on.”
    With the big ankles.

    Hyena prefer the big ankles. Lots of marrow and crunchy bone.

  76. notafan

    And Ashura day is only a Shia holy day

  77. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3323532, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Men have great legs.

    ..


  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    Men have great legs.

    ..
    Errrr… OK.

    It’s not gay to admire my calves Arky.
    Everyone Knows This, especially IT.

  79. notafan

    I’m watching Narcos, as it happens.

    I understand some of the dialogue

    Which pleases me.

  80. JC

    Just a tiny bit more for the Tesla naysayers out there.

    Recall, a short while ago, I mentioned TSLA issued US$2 billion of stock at $767. Well the stock closed higher.

    Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
    NasdaqGS – NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
    Add to watchlist
    804.00+36.71 (+4.78%)

    I don’t feel comfortable reporting this a I know it upsets people here.

  81. JC

    I understand some of the dialogue

    The DEA guys speaking English?

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    We have much to learn from muzlims.

    Agreed.
    Very noble people.
    It is very telling that the Corona Virus started in China, not Mexico as you would expect from the name, or Saudi Arabia.

    Inshallah.

  83. cohenite

    The left are on the march everywhere: alarmism at every level, political, economic, energy, education, media, the law; the bullshit with the dual justice systems in the US; poor Roger Stone, guilty of a process crime and facing 9 years. And the demorats are going to impeach Trump for protesting. And there’s plenty to protest, everyone, the jury foreperson, a demorat skank and lawyer lied about her bias, the obuma appointed judge, another skank, the prosecutors all mueller skanks who disobeyed Barr’s direct instructions about the sentence range.

    And Trump is going to be impeached for protesting about this shit. Imagine what the demorats will do when Trump pardons Stone, as he must.

    You can’t reason with the left or ignore them and hope they’ll go away; you’ve just got to smash them because they want you dead.

  84. Stimpson J. Cat

    Got it. Hang on – where have I heard that before?
    Oh yeah. Yesterday.

    If you had only sold None a hot dog none of this would have happened.
    It’s Valentines Day Knuckles.
    I blame you for this debacle.
    😂

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    Douglas Bader didn’t have any problem with the blood poling in his legs during a high-G turn.

    There’re overachievers and then there’s Douglas Bader.
    Amazing cricketer before his accident.
    Bradman could’ve had some competition.

  86. JC

    It is very telling that the Corona Virus started in China, not Mexico as you would expect from the name, or Saudi Arabia.

    You’ll never get a virus starting in Saudi. You need people to move around and infect others. Saudis move around once every three years. They are the laziest human beings on earth.

  87. Twostix

    Normal size men know manlets certainly have a lot to prove in life.

    Hence the over representation as commandos etc.

    Poor guys.

    Stay off the roids though, big arms make you look even shorter.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    There’re overachievers and then there’s Douglas Bader.
    Amazing cricketer before his accident.

    No-one ever got him out LBW after 1932.

  89. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3323532, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Men have great legs.

    ..


  90. Beachcomber

    Arky at 6:56 pm

    Dame Margot Fonteyn, 2:10 – 2:32 and 3:30 – 3:52.

    That just isn’t possible!. No mere mortal could do that!

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just a tiny bit more for the Tesla naysayers out there.

    I love watching ponzis in their hyper phase.

  92. notafan

    Bizarre case the circus troupe

    Apparently the police are asking for a reassessment.

    According to news articles the one adult male charged had made a phone recording of an incident.

    One presumes police have that in their possession.

  93. JC

    Cronkite

    On a serious note, you’re so tunnel visioned that you can never see the possibility there is an alternative, which is not bagging Trump like the Left do.
    Trump should have kept his fucking fingers off the keyboard about this as it doesn’t look good. He’s got a terrific AG plying his trade at the DOJ, so there’s no need to do a fucking song and dance now. He could have tweeted after by saying something like…

    It was the right thing to do and I’m proud of the AG taking action like this.

    Sometimes the fat fuck is his own worst enemy.
    There’s no reason to piss off Barr and he really does look pissed about this. Barr is great, Orange Hitler should let him do his job.

    If you disagree, then you need to explain how Barr being really pissed off is wrong.

  94. Bruce of Newcastle

    No-one ever got him out LBW after 1932.

    He played a match according to Brickhill’s bio. Did pretty well (17 out, afaik) but apparently had difficulty advancing his foot to the ball.

  95. Twostix

    Short guys are also over represented as rapists and wife beaters.

    So there’s that too.

  96. notafan

    LOLs JC

    I have been trying to learn Spanish for around five years.

    I can say hello, order a coffee and tell people I don’t like beer (which isn’t really true)

    I stupidly asked some one for directions in Spanish once.

    Out of fifty words I understood only la derecha.

  97. Mark A

    Scroll!
    From one of my inboxes.

    A naval engagement a brief note no 614.

    On the 25th of July 1943, two S-boats S-68 and S-77 were patrolling off the Ostend coast when they were ambushed by radar controlled MGB`s namely HMS MGB 40 and HMS MGB 42 also involved in the radar directed attack were British fighter bombers.

    In the initial assault S-77 lost both machine guns and an engine. The torpedo in the starboard launcher exploded resulting in a serious fire and flooding. The leader boat broke off the engagement and ran for the cover of Ostend. The surviving crew of S-77 scuttled the boat and took to the sea, the British MTB`s picked up 4 survivors.

    The boat commander oblt zur see Ludwig and 6 men were lost, 12 others were rescued from a rubber dinghy the next day. The commander of S-68 failed to transmit an enemy contact report, thus 2 and 6 S-boat flotillas, that stood to at readiness for sea never set sail for a rescue attempt. The commander of S-68 was relieved of command and court martialled.

  98. JC

    The actual reason to like Trump is because he’s appointed people like Barr in heavy duty positions. Barr has an extremely difficult job of cleaning out the DOJ of leftwing lunatics and progressing with potential convictions of the Wussiagate hoax. We shouldn’t lose sight of this important element. At the moment Barr is as important as Orange Hitler.

  99. Mark A

    notafan
    #3323632, posted on February 14, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    LOLs JC

    I have been trying to learn Spanish for around five years.

    Had to give up Spanish. Simply cannot hack the pronunciation.
    Strange, as I do well in 3 other languages.

  100. calli

    Lion thinks, “Which one? Ah, the slow one with plenty of meat on.”

    With the big ankles.

    I ate lion chops in Goroka. At least that was what was written on Steamships’ window.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Secularism is an experiment which has failed.’

    Stand by for Catholic Hour, 2020 Edition.

  102. The commander of S-68 failed to transmit an enemy contact report, thus 2 and 6 S-boat flotillas, that stood to at readiness for sea never set sail for a rescue attempt. The commander of S-68 was relieved of command and court martialled.

    Being an infantry private on the Easter front must have been quite a sharp contrast to Torpedo Boat Commander on the Channel Coast.

  103. Eastern front, ffs, a thousand curses on sticky keyboards.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Men have great legs.’

    Well I do, at least. A Grade pins.

    Not, repeat not, shaved/waxed.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zippy 7.27pm.

    I was amused by this bit in Nolte’s review:

    Anecdotally, let me add this: my Thursday night screening was 95 percent empty, and those who did show up were almost all young men. And I’m talking about young guys who wanted to see a sexy Harley Quinn in short-shorts and a truly edgy R-rated superhero actioner along the lines of Joker, Deadpool, and Logan. What they got instead was an appropriately-attired Harley Quinn

    So woke they cloaked Robbie in actual clothes. Thus no frightbats would go see it because envy, and no soyboys because no flesh…

    Nolte: ‘Birds of Prey’ Is Sixth Woketard Franchise to Die at Box Office (8 Feb)

  106. Boambee John

    Winston Smith
    #3323570, posted on February 14, 2020 at 6:32 pm
    Cohenite:

    The crematoriums are working overtime in chinkie land:

    It would be interesting to get a series of air samples from an aircraft heading over Wuhan.
    There should be enough unburnt dNA if they are struggling to keep up, to get some idea of the totals.

    Winston

    Are recent photos from Google Earth available, or has Goolag accepted the orders to blank out China for the time being?

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘If you had only sold None a hot dog none of this would have happened.’

    The market is the market, Stimps. I can only do so much.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    I ate lion chops in Goroka.

    Probably tree kangaroo.

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stay off the roids though, big arms make you look even shorter.

    I don’t need to worry about that.
    I am like a T-Rex.
    Mighty roar, mighty jaws, impressive calves, girly arms.

  110. Mark from Melbourne

    Much talk of lions (and ankles) above.

    This in honour of the lead singer of LBM who became brown bread this week…

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    More Birds of Prey critique from Nolte:

    ‘Allow me to close with something that I’ve said before and must be said again: Moviegoers, including male moviegoers, have never rejected female action heroes. From Pam Grier to Aliens to Resident Evil to a pre-woke Sarah Connor to Kill Bill to Wonder Woman to Mad Max: Fury Road to, to, to…

    ‘The issue is not gender. This issue is presentation.

    ‘We go to the movies to be thrilled, moved, sexually turned-on, laugh, taken away, and told we have it in us to aspire, to be better… We don’t go to the movies to be hectored by sexless harpies with a chip on their shoulder.’

    Oh man, that’s good. An encore:

    ‘We don’t go to the movies to be hectored by sexless harpies with a chip on their shoulder.’

    Hooray!

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mark – Sad to hear that, I’ve got that album.

    Boy Who Turned Into A Cat

  113. Roger

    ‘Secularism is an experiment which has failed.’

    Stand by for Catholic Hour, 2020 Edition.

    Not at all.

    More like what prevailed in the Holy Roman Empire after the Peace of Augsburg in 1555.

    A limited pluralism delineated by subscription to the ecumenical creeds.

  114. Infidel Tiger

    ‘Secularism is an experiment which has failed.’

    Stand by for Catholic Hour, 2020 Edition.

    Secularism and liberalism, but I repeat myself, are the greatest evils we have ever known. They have wrought upon us communism and now corporatism.

  115. When swimming amongst great whites or walking amongst the lions, make sure their is someone fatter than you in the crowd.

  116. Mark from Melbourne

    For the record, I have this evening scanned the ankles of SWMBO.

    I can report that those who are in receipt of excellent pins are also in receipt of good ankles*.

    * Sample size may be small.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This in honour of the lead singer of LBM who became brown bread this week…

    Damn! Used to enjoy their music.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘More like what prevailed in the Holy Roman Empire after the Peace of Augsburg in 1555.

    ‘A limited pluralism delineated by subscription to the ecumenical creeds.’

    Well yeah, Roger. I mean, freakin’ obviously.

  119. max

    Arthur Calwell would love modern Australia’s migration program.

    For Richmond AFLW player Akec Makur Chuot, 34 is much more than just her jumper number. It’s a way of paying tribute to her 34 siblings and showing pride in her culture.

    Key points:
    Chuot’s late father had seven wives and 35 children
    She came to Australia when she was 12 and made her AFLW debut with Fremantle in 2017.
    She hopes that by having the number of her siblings on her AFLW jumper, it will show pride in her culture and inspire other young migrant children
    Back in South Sudan, where she was born, Chuot’s late father had seven wives — with Chuot’s mother the first.

    While she only shares a mother and father with eight of her siblings, Chuot chooses to honour all of them as her brothers and sisters.

    In doing so, she hopes that her footy jumper will show young aspiring migrant footballers that they too can be open about and proud of their culture.

    Chuot said that in the South Sudanese culture, it was normal for a man to be married to so many women.

    “I get asked a lot about my culture, and it’s something that I’m very proud of,” Chuot told the ABC.

    “Because without my culture, I would probably not be the person that I am today.”

  120. Nick

    “I get asked a lot about my culture, and it’s something that I’m very proud of,” Chuot told the ABC.

    Imagine the tut tutting by the ABC had it been an Anglo Saxon subject.

  121. Mark from Melbourne

    lead singer of LBM

    … possibly better put as “leader of LBM”.

    Seminal group in many ways.

  122. “I get asked a lot about my culture, and it’s something that I’m very proud of,” Chuot told the ABC.

    I look forward to the ABC broadcasting an equally sympathetic interview of Pauline Hanson.

  123. Roger

    Secularism and liberalism, but I repeat myself, are the greatest evils we have ever known. They have wrought upon us communism and now corporatism.

    As James Burnham largely foresaw 80 years ago.

    United by a common confession we stand, divided into a myriad of conflicting interests we fall into the hands of more brutal creeds. Our forebears, whom we regard with contempt as superstitous simpletons, understood this. And, btw, communism and a certain religion that can’t be named on Australia’s leading libertarian and centre right blog were very much evident in the 16th C.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hooray!

    Seconded KD. Some Gal Gadot news:

    Gal Gadot slips into ‘Hebrew in Entertainment Weekly’ interview (JPost, 13 Feb)

    Gal Gadot graces the cover of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly in her starring role in the upcoming film, Wonder Woman 1984, which will be released worldwide on June 5.

    But as polished as she looks in her cover photo, she slips into Hebrew during a video interview about the film that was released with the cover story.

    She would be a perfect Honor Harrington. The world needs another mega SF series now that Star Wars has hit its shark jumping moment. What better than the Weber books?

  125. It’s Remarkable

    because they want you dead.
    And is that not the absolute truth. They will never back off, so it is not good enough to have small ‘wins’, no, we must take a leaf out of their book and get truly serious, and not Stop.

  126. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hooray!

    Seconded KD. Some Gal Gadot news:

    Gal Gadot slips into ‘H-brew in Entertainment Weekly’ interview (JPost, 13 Feb)

    Gal Gadot graces the cover of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly in her starring role in the upcoming film, Wonder Woman 1984, which will be released worldwide on June 5.

    But as polished as she looks in her cover photo, she slips into H-brew during a video interview about the film that was released with the cover story.

    She would be a perfect Honor Harrington. The world needs another mega SF series now that Star Wars has hit its shark jumping moment. What better than the Weber books?

  127. notafan

    What happened to the six blokes who missed out on getting even one wife?

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Sturdy Ankle News (the Hun):

    ‘A young childcare worker who throttled her former housemate following a fight over the rent has been released on a good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to unlawful assault.

    ‘Paige Surplice, 19, faced the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on February 12 following the altercation with her former housemate in Croydon on December 11, 2018.

    ‘Leading Senior Constable Sarah Logan told the court Surplice punched her victim to the head, causing the woman to fall to the ground where Surplice continued to hit her.’

    There is an accompanying picture to this piece that clearly identifies Ms Surplice as a cankle-having toast monster.

    What this says about her former housemate, clearly unable to escape this slow-moving tsunami of cellulite-enhanced violence, I cannot say.

  129. notafan

    Isn’t Siuth Sudan the place where women get bartered/auctioned off for cows?

    Great culture you got there, luv.

  130. mh

    Did Bernie really spend 11 mins talking with pranksters?

    Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov (Vovan and Lexus) have launched the international project “Stars Save the Earth”, a project dedicated to the global problems facing humanity. The third episode of the show is a prank with US Senator Bernie Sanders. The pranksters communicate with the Presidential candidate as Greta Thunberg and her father Svante. This episode is focuses on climate change and the US presidential campaign.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Key points:
    Chuot’s late father had seven wives and 35 children

    “And on his tombstone – lightly lacquered
    These two words – fvcking knackered.”

  132. notafan

    I read the first Honor Harrington when I was away BoN

    It was much fun.

    That was the book I read recently which involved people hunting humans for fun times.

  133. What happened to the six blokes who missed out on getting even one wife?

    Inter-clan or inter-tribal disputes plus an abundance of AK-47’s put paid to them before they reached marriage age.

  134. cohenite

    I give up.

    On a serious note

    Hahahaha; head prefect you couldn’t be serious in a sauna. Trump and Barr are playing rope a dope with the demorats. The demorats will suit up for another impeachment. Trump and Barr will wheel out the juror who lied under oath and since she’s a lawyer will face jail time, or at least should if we weren’t living in bizzario world; the Judge was supposed to weed out biased jurors since cross examination is done by the Judge not the lawyers so she is toast too; then there are the prosecutors, all mueller scum who disobeyed a direct order from Barr. And then you’ve got the comparative sentencing for
    And what do the demorats have; a belated tweet from Trump stating the obvious and no evidence he ordered Barr to do anything unlike obuma and holder.

    It’s a set up you idiot. Trump and Barr’s audience are the GOP senators. Even m..turbating mitt couldn’t ignore what’s happened to Stone and the evident corruption of the demorat lackeys.

  135. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    tom platz, now that was some serious legs

  136. notafan

    Actually, interestingly polygamy helps keep population numbers down.

    If each had been married to one husband chances are they would have all had eight children each.

    I read an article about it.

    It’s a fertile window thing.

    And it’s one of the reasons South Sudan is rife with tribal violence.

    Don’t have enough cows to buy a wife?

    Then steal them from someone else.

  137. Mark A

    Mick Murphy is coming back from the shop on a cold and frosty morning. He has a loaf of bread under one arm and he has the other hand in his pocket. On his way back he meets Fr. Maguire. ” Top of the morning to you Feather! ” Said Mick. ”

    And good morning to you Mick! ” Said Fr. Maguire. ” Tis a cold one to be sure. I see that you have the staff of life one your hand. I’m wondering what you have in the other one? ” ” Well now Feather! To tell you the truth, It’s only a loaf of bread..”

  138. cohenite

    Chuot said that in the South Sudanese culture, it was normal for a man to be married to so many women.

    “I get asked a lot about my culture, and it’s something that I’m very proud of,” Chuot told the ABC.

    “Because without my culture, I would probably not be the person that I am today.”

    That’s sick; everything wrong with this shit country is summed up there.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Isn’t Siuth Sudan the place where women get bartered/auctioned off for cows?

    I thought it was the place where women had their girly bits sliced off, with a rusty razor blade?

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    Paul Simon supported LBM so I’ll add this one, which has nice Seth Efrican rhythms.

  141. cohenite

    tom platz, now that was some serious legs

    The best; but his upper body looked like head prefect’s by comparison.

  142. Roger

    KD,

    Someone up thread asked how do we protect our Christian culture – or what remains of it – from the religion that can’t be named here, which will use our legal system against us.

    I suggested the Christian confessional state was the answer. In such a state Muzlimz do not have full political rights, or at least they are constrained.

    Controversial? No doubt. Got a better idea? Put it up for discussion. It’s an open thread.

  143. Boambee John:

    Are recent photos from Google Earth available, or has Goolag accepted the orders to blank out China for the time being?

    Google Earth has imagery from 2020, but don’t say what month/day.
    I’ll have a gander at windy.com
    https://www.windy.com/-26.191/134.764?cams,pm2p5,25.213,110.171,5
    Windy .com shows normal (heavy) concentrations of NO2, but if it were incomplete combustion of cremation by products, I’d be looking more at PM2.5 which is normally the domain of diesel etc.
    There is a large concentration of the latter around the Wuhan area, so I guess it’s another data point.

  144. Roger

    “Because without my culture, I would probably not be the person that I am today.”

    Best go back then.

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #3323656, posted on February 14, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Stay off the roids though, big arms make you look even shorter.

    I don’t need to worry about that.
    I am like a T-Rex.
    Mighty roar, mighty jaws, impressive calves, girly arms.

    Certain parts of my anatomy look like they might have come from a circus donkey.
    Yes, yes.
    Sadly it’s the ears.

  146. Notafan:

    What happened to the six blokes who missed out on getting even one wife?

    Three of them went to Paradise as martyrs, two are bachelors without prospects, and the sixth said “Bugger this – I’m going to Europe.”

  147. Roger

    Roger I think KD thinks you mean

    bring back the confessional

    Oh dear.

    Google is your friend, KD.

    We all live and learn.

  148. DrBeauGan

    I suggested the Christian confessional state was the answer. In such a state Muzlimz do not have full political rights, or at least they are constrained.

    Controversial? No doubt. Got a better idea? Put it up for discussion. It’s an open thread.

    Roger, I’m probably the only atheist who sees your proposal as desirable. I also see it as completely impracticable. There is absolutely no point in debating it.

  149. Mark from Melbourne

    LBM : This always reminds me of Zulu… but they have better top tenors.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zyiza

  150. Roger

    And with that, good night, good (well, relatively speaking) people.

  151. Eyrie

    BoN

    “She would be a perfect Honor Harrington. The world needs another mega SF series now that Star Wars has hit its shark jumping moment. What better than the Weber books?”

    Haven’t read them yet but the two ladies from Echo’s Children do a great job here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXxTB30lfv0

    From the comments: Though it should be noted that in the battle in question, the actual order was “Lady Harrington, and no mercy!” No mercy means the victors won’t be picking up enemy survivors; no quarter means they won’t be allowing any.

  152. cohenite

    Controversial? No doubt. Got a better idea? Put it up for discussion. It’s an open thread.

    Ban RoP.

  153. Roger

    Roger, I’m probably the only atheist who sees your proposal as desirable. I also see it as completely impracticable. There is absolutely no point in debating it.

    Thanks, BG.

    Personally, I’m keeping Costa Rica at the top of my last resort bug out destinations. Hungary is up there, too.

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    THAAANK you, nota.

    I was also going to mention that surely nobody from this all-singing, all-dancing cast would NOT have heard of the Peace of Augsberg in 1555.

    But then I remembered the secular thing.

  155. Mark A

    Silly pics.

    I know it’s too early for posting them sorry.
    Just scroll.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit.

    Almost fell into a conversation that potentially included atheism by accident just now. The adrenaline flash is fading.

    Backing away slowly.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    intravenous yellow dollars

    Universities say Chinese students could quit Australia
    Top Australian universities have warned that Chinese students may walk away from courses after Canberra extended a coronavirus travel ban, in a major blow to the multi-billion-dollar sector.

    Nearly 70,000 Chinese students are due to start their semesters soon at eight top-ranked universities, but have been stuck since the bans started on February 1, said Vicki Thomson, chief executive of Group of Eight, which represents the universities.

  158. dover_beach

    Roger I think KD thinks you mean

    bring back the confessional

    Meet us halfway and bring back both.
    Viva Christo Rey!

  159. Mark from Melbourne

    I preferred LRB.

    Proud to have roadied for them once. Good unit and very tight.

  160. Mark from Melbourne

    Silly pics.

    MarkA,

    I am going to make an idiot of myself (AGAIN), but one of your pics last night had a hidden hilarious joke.

    What was it?

  161. DrBeauGan

    Thanks, BG.

    Personally, I’m keeping Costa Rica at the top of my last resort bug out destinations. Hungary is up there, too.

    That makes a lot of sense. Turning Australia into a Christian state at this point is hopeless, but going to a state that proudly declares itself Christian is workable. I wish it were otherwise, but I am a practical man.

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Universities say Chinese students could quit Australia’

    Good. Take as many bats with you as you want.

    ‘Vicki Thomson, chief executive of Group of Eight’

    Group of Eight? They’re taking the piss with a name like that, surely.

    Hiding in plain sight. If anyone hasn’t worked out what these faux-academic cretins are working towards, they need their head read.

  163. MatrixTransform

    I don’t feel comfortable reporting this a I know it upsets people here.

    Musk, will probably be able to walk to Mars

  164. Helen

    They laughed at him because they didn’t know any better.

    Laughing at him is not laughing with him.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    Haven’t read them yet

    You’ll need some time Eyrie. The series runs to about two dozen books and none of them are lemons. Then there’re all the parallel stories and other worlds Weber has written in. One of the best and most prolific authors of the last 50 years, but you won’t ever see that celebrated since he’s a rightie.

    I’m hanging out for the next Safehold novel, which would be no. 11 in that series. As Harrington is based on the Napoleonic Wars (she’s Nelson), Safehold is based on the Reformation and US Civil War periods plus a nice bit of Arthurian mythology (which Lizzie might like).

  166. notafan

    Well KD

    You do think a lemur is a kind of monkey.

  167. notafan

    Big expat US and European communities in Costa Rica I’m told.

    Also they have Jurassic Park.

    Yes it’s real.

  168. It’s Remarkable

    Stupid, i know, but watching the supposed ‘Super Rugby’. There are two dominant teams in NZ and Aussie, being the Crusaders (aka Canterbury, from around Christchurch) and NSW, aka the ‘Waratahs’’. It seems that the normal regime must prevail, that is the Crusaders must win and so too the Waratahs.
    The referees are following directions perfectly – Crusaders in the end belted the Blues, in spite of the blues starting the better team and probably being diddled out of a couple of tries.
    Then we have the Waratahs in Melbourne against the Melbourne Rebels. Ref doinh is best to help the NSW team… Stimks….

  169. Boambee John

    Universities say Chinese students could quit Australia
    Top Australian universities have warned that Chinese students may walk away from courses after Canberra extended a coronavirus travel ban, in a major blow to the multi-billion-dollar sector.

    Perhaps there could be a compromise.

    All of the relevant academics and their supporting staff pack their bags and head off to China. I suspect that there could be some currently under-utilused academic institutions in the Wuhan area that they could hire? Then their students would not have the difficulties of living in an alien culture to distract them from their studies.

  170. Personally, I’m keeping Costa Rica at the top of my last resort bug out destinations. Hungary is up there, too.

    Try to make it Costa Rica.
    Winter is much easier, & for all the talk upthread about the difficulties of Spanish lingo, it’s about one million times easier for a mature age Anglophone to learn than is Hungarian.

  171. zyconoclast

    Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will return to work

    She is a smokeshow.

    So hot.

    Think ankles too.

    Smokin and ankle check
    Confirmed

  172. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    China says 6 health workers died from virus
    Six health workers have died from the new coronavirus in China and more than 1,700 have been infected, health officials said.

    Zeng Yixin, vice minister at the National Health Commission, said at a news conference that 1,716 health workers have been infected in the country as of Tuesday.

  173. And this is how the Victorian Government gets around the demands for fire reductions – they accede to green fascists so they can say, “Well we tried to burn off, but the elfensafety rules stopped us. So sad, too bad,”

  174. DrBeauGan

    Big expat US and European communities in Costa Rica I’m told.

    I guess there has to be some bad news.

  175. max

    The best thing about Nureyev was that he didn’t dance like a flamboyant chap in a gay pride march. But in that clip he threw out a few floppy, limp-armed flouncy moves that had me worried. Margot Fonteyn did a better job of not dancing ghey.

  176. zyconoclast

    ‘Hijabi clout’: the women of color unknowingly used by 2020 campaigns

    Sabirah Mahmud was in a Biden video. Ayanna Lee was in an ad for Warren. Neither of them consented, nor do they support those candidates

    With the 2020 election well under way in the US, political advertisements with messages of hope and inclusivity have been flooding social media feeds and inboxes all across the country.

    Sabirah Mahmud, a high school student and the national logistics director for the US Youth Climate Strike was surprised on 2 February when she came across footage of herself in a video ad for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, after a friend texted her. But the main shock was that it happened despite the fact she is a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter.

  177. It’s Remarkable

    Oh, my, looks like3 the Rebels might get there

  178. Arky

    OOOOOOOHHHhhhhhhhh.
    It’s gay night at the cat.

  179. zyconoclast

    Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) announced earlier in the day that the country’s official unemployment rate remained unchanged at 29.1% in the the last quarter of 2019.

    A breakdown of fourth quarter figures showed that the number of employed people in the country were now at 16,4 million, while the number of jobless stood at 6.7 million.

  180. areff

    Everyone — or almost everyone — in Costa Rica speaks English after a fashion. Place is full of retired Americans making their Social Security cheques go a long way.

    “Un otro guaro, por favor” is about the only Spanish you’ll need to stay very cheerful indeed.

  181. Zyconoclast:

    Smokin and ankle check

    She needs to put on 5 – 8 kilos. Too skinny, and at her age it will help out the fine lines just coming into view. A bit more meat wouldn’t hurt either.
    In my humble opinion if she doesn’t get cracking with the chocky bars, she’ll look anorexic after a year back in the pit.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘She needs to put on 5 – 8 kilos.’

    Yes. Yes, she does.

    Primarily so some enterprising lad can burn it off her.

  183. old bloke

    Arky
    #3323477, posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    If you go above 6’3″ then you are in freaky territory: gay serial killer or something thankfully rare like that.

    For Arky.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    The USMC had boots on the ground in Bat People Land after WW2.

    They were sent in to treaty ports to keep the Kuomintang and Mao’s punters off each other’s throats when their civil war kicked off after the Japs got vaporised.

    Apparently General George C. Marshall, running interference for the US got the shits on later with both teams ratfucking him over claims to Manchuria, said ‘fuck you xunts’ and took off, taking the leathernecks with him.

    I did not know this.

  185. It’s Remarkable

    Waratahs lost, and all the talk is about how to help them win next time,,,, Nothing about how awful they were tonight and why the Rebels actually got over them. God, help us….Aussie Rugby is in a serious mess.
    Almost turned it off.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    Universities say Chinese students could quit Australia
    Top Australian universities have warned that Chinese students may walk away from courses after Canberra extended a coronavirus travel ban, in a major blow to the multi-billion-dollar sector.

    Solemn report on same leading SBS News.
    Not quite the same tone as when they were reporting on the shut down of the cattle export industry.
    In fact, if the reporting followed a parallel track, right about now we should be getting reports out of ABC and Fewfacts on how careless the education sector was in recruiting from a bat-eating shithole.

  187. Candy

    It’s not the ankle that you are checking because that is a joint. It is the area just above, because if that is fatty looking the the rest of the body might be too. Like a man’s calf, if it is shapely but not overly muscled the overall physique is probably good.
    Probably something from a Regency novel, a lady’s well turned ankle and a gentleman’s shapley calf as an indication of attractiveness.

  188. max

    Apple Daily’s Mark Simon…

    The Chinese Communist Party is the greatest evil that currently exists in our world. It is a stone cold killer. No remorse over its actions, no regrets, just the desire to survive at the cost, if it has to be, of all others.

    There is no compromise, no truce the Chinese Communists will abide that will protect the freedom of those who come into contact with the CCP. The academic, artistic, and business elites who seek to profit off trade with China are useful idiots who serve our freedoms up in exchange for profit. We cannot let these immoral elites be our front line in dealing with the Chinese Communist Party.

  189. zyconoclast

    Doing the important work.

    New Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is already making changes — starting with her fingernails

    Danielle Outlaw, who took over Monday as Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, said the nail polish she wore this week had been among the last things on her mind on her first day on the job.

    But while making the rounds and introducing herself to the troops, Outlaw said, people kept pointing out that her black nail polish technically violated the department’s directives on appearance.

    So in one of her first official actions as top cop, Outlaw changed the rule to allow for more stylish nails.

    Meanwhile

    https://www.phillypolice.com/crime-maps-stats/index.html#

  190. Nick

    Solemn report on same leading SBS News.
    Not quite the same tone as when they were reporting on the shut down of the cattle export industry.
    In fact, if the reporting followed a parallel track, right about now we should be getting reports out of ABC and Fewfacts on how careless the education sector was in recruiting from a bat-eating shithole.

    Strange how the Left who rail about the COALition and ‘it’s all about oil’, never comment about our universities selling themselves for Chinky cash.

  191. Nick

    I can only laugh the Guardian at times makes more sense then Fairfax.

    Don’t you dare tell me the Oscars change nothing, when this year’s efforts surely changed the perception that Hollywood is anti-Trump. Several of the speeches at Sunday night’s ceremony can only – only! – be read as covert attempts to boost the Trump vote.

    Think about it. Surely no movie star can have so little clue about how they’re perceived outside their own bubble, or indeed about the vast moral hypocrisies of that bubble, to think that “using their moment in the spotlight” converts a single person to their cause. Surely they realise it just pushes people outside the bubble harder in the other direction. Surely, right …?

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    From Zyco’s link – Chief Danielle Outlaw summarises the legacy she hasn’t started to create yet:

    “[I want] people [to] walk away saying, ‘You know what, she might have come in here and done a few things,’ ” Outlaw said, “ ‘but at least she was fair.’ ”

    If I may go out on a limb here, I will assert that the public at large don’t want ‘fair’.

    They want 24/7 arse kickery, prisons full to the brim and scrotes kept well away from normal people.

  193. It’s Remarkable

    Have people seen then awful add(s) for AGL – you know how wonderful it is to be working with AGL on various sustainable projects, notably wind farms and solar stuff in Broken Hill.

    Bloody awful.

  194. pete m

    JC and Cohenite both wrong about Trump./ Barr spat.

    Trump did not do anything wrong with blowing up before justice fixed the sentencing submissions. It had 0 influence on Barr, save he has to deal with media BS which is nothing new in his role.

    And Barr is his own man and is not working some double team with Trump. He has his own priorities and while he shares Trump’s view on many things is doing things his way.

    I think Trump is very happy with Barr but also losing patience with the underlings still around doing their best to screw up his presidency.

    I see the second term as budget repair and swamp draining full steam ahead.

    Ps May I suggest sinc reaches out to john c to enquire about his well being?

  195. mh

    I see the second term as budget repair and swamp draining full steam ahead.

    More MAGA 🇺🇸

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Plus, Chief Danielle Outlaw is clearly a dude.

  197. Geriatric Mayfly

    Beachcomber
    Dame Margot Fonteyn, 2:10 – 2:32 and 3:30 – 3:52
    That just isn’t possible!. No mere mortal could do that!

    It’s possible but only just.

    There is a long list of talented ballerinas who avoided or failed to complete the 32 fouettés in Swan Lake, including Anna Pavlova, Alexandra Danilova, Alicia Markova, Maya Plisetskaya, Sara Mearns and Margot Fonteyn. Alaistar McCauley says “I remember one ballerina falling flat on her backside around turn No. 14 and several who stopped (or switched to another step) after about 20.” Those that do manage to complete them all rarely do so well: they can’t keep up with the music, are not able to stay in one spot, or have poor form as they start to get fatigued. If you are thinking “but I see 11 year olds doing all these fouettes on instagram!”, don’t forget that you are seeing it totally out of context- they likely have not just completed an entire ballet and it’s probably their fifth attempt in a row that is posted.

  198. Steve trickler

    Stay away from the sharks, young ladies.



  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gwendolyn, I take it you don’t enjoy a laugh very much. To each their None though. 🙂

    Role reversal is just fun when that is all that it is. Aunty Jack was a hoot, so was Dame Edna.

    And here I am, looking at a screen and the good doc on Zippy’s ‘how to beat the virus’ link says don’t do screens in the hour before bedtime if you want to get the good virus-fighting sleep. I am very impressed with the controlled trials he quotes, where antibody titres were measured for those who were sleepless and given a shot of nasal Corona (the common cold) vs those who received the same shot and didn’t come down with it because they had rising titres due to plenty of lovely snoozing.

    I am a convert, I announce to Hairy re my early bedtimes from now on. I will discuss it next week in my usual appointment with Dr. O’Oirish, I say, when I will also gather prescriptions for our holiday.

    He will agree with you, of course, says Hairy, because he always does…. there’ll be no change there.

    Oh, and he adds mildly. You have got your phone number wrong in the email to your cousins in Louisiana.

    Curses, foiled again. Hairy must have algorithms he puts to use on me.
    Perhaps that’s why we get on so well together. 🙂

    Sleep tight, keep those titres rising you fellow virus warriors. We can win this one.
    Hairy tells me we are going to Mexico as part of that cruise. I am suddenly more in favour of it.
    Just watched together an hilarious ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ set in Mehhico.
    Hairy doesn’t have the slightest intention in the world of cancelling Panama. Not yet, anyway.

  200. thefrollickingmole

    Ive managed to sneak out footage of the planning committee meeting for the Chinese hospital build…

    I suspect they went with the first architects version myself.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hwqok

  201. mh

    Hong Kong reported three more confirmed coronavirus infections as of Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 56.

  202. Steve trickler

    I love the colour. It reminds me of chlorophyll. Nice work from the car providing the needs for plants to thrive. ( :



  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here you go. Not my cup of tea, but whatevs.

    My cup of tea though. Relented on no screens b4 bedtime and watched Fonteyn and Nureyev, Arky.
    So well done and exquisite dancing. Very restful to watch and dream, so still fighting virus OK.

    ‘The White Crow’, that movie re Nureyev’s defection, was also a great movie, and not just for the dancing, of which there was very little actually. What it did show so well was the inhumanity of the Soviet system of bureaucratic control of artistic expression, among other sorts of hideous controls too. A wonderful evocation of the dancer’s Russian childhood in a basically peasant household too.

    Aargh. No revving up the brain this late. Zippy’s TV doc says so. Good Night.

  204. classical_hero

    I don’t see anyone talking about this but Avi Yemeni had a heart attack. His partner performed CPR for five minutes before the ambulance arrived. If you go to YouTube, you can see a post about it.

  205. classical_hero

    JC, have you not learnt from President Trump’s style when he’s on Twitter? He acts crazy so that everyone is looking at him and people he hired to do the job.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    So well done and exquisite dancing. Very restful to watch and dream, so still fighting virus OK.

    There’s another clip somewhere of Fonteyn doing the same Odille routine after Nureyev allegedly said to her in jest ‘You can’t dance.’ She took those fouettées on with a fury and not content to stand in the one spot, glided across the stage en pointe with an ‘Up yours.’

  207. cohenite

    classical_hero
    #3323813, posted on February 14, 2020 at 10:49 pm
    I don’t see anyone talking about this but Avi Yemeni had a heart attack. His partner performed CPR for five minutes before the ambulance arrived. If you go to YouTube, you can see a post about it.

    It’s on twitter. Avi and Tommy Robinson are 2 of the bravest guys going round. More proof there’s no God.

  208. Steve trickler

    [email protected]:49 pm

    At his age? I’ve just watched the clip……speculation is pointless. Wait and see.

  209. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bushfires: How system failed our courageous volunteers
    exclusive
    Yoni Bashan
    NSW POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
    @yoni_bashan
    45 minutes ago February 14, 2020
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    Volunteer firefighters who fought this season’s historic bushfires were sent to firefronts with outdated trucks and personal protective equipment, at-times poor radio communications and substandard technological capabilities, despite multiple reviews recommending urgent upgrades.

    Around the country — from NSW to Queensland, Victoria to South Australia — volunteer firefighters contended with trucks that lacked the latest emergency sprinkler systems and heat-­resistant materials, or did not have roll bars and protection against falling tree branches.

    The Weekend Australian can reveal that a funding plea from the NSW Rural Fire Service to upgrade thousands of dilapidated and outdated trucks has been sitting idle with the NSW government for months while volunteers have been battling the fires.

    After the fire danger was finally declared under control this week, attention has shifted to a range of independent audits of equipment and responses across the country.

    Already coming to light are a litany of shortfalls, with organisations running on a shoestring at times, often hampered by a lack of resources already in use by rival and paid firefighting services.

    From tin-shed stations in rural hamlets to inland brigades in wealthy council districts, many volunteers made do with trucks not equipped for the extreme conditions. Some in NSW and South Australia lacked advanced emergency watering systems to keep tyres from melting and batteries from failing, according to numerous sources. Some trucks were ­deployed without heat-resistant material along brake lines, or foil curtains for windows, and other basic apparatus such as self-winding hoses.

    From the Oz. “Shameful” and “Disgraceful” are words that suggest themselves.

  210. mh

    I don’t see anyone talking about this but Avi Yemeni had a heart attack.

    Coronavirus related?

  211. thefrollickingmole

    Yeehaaa learnt how to do a tracheotomy today.

    God have mercy on the next person losing consciousness near me, because i wont.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘tracheotomy’

    Excellent. Apparently using pens for this is now frowned upon.

  213. Stimpson J. Cat

    Coronavirus related?

    Roids or Coke.
    I hope I’m wrong!

  214. mh

    Sam Kerr went there, so there is an Australian interest.

    Exclusive: Chelsea become first club to tailor training to menstrual cycles

    Since August, Chelsea, who are second in the Women’s Super League, one point behind Manchester City, have designed players’ individual plans around the phases of their menstrual cycle. It is a groundbreaking initiative that – if adopted elsewhere – could revolutionise the way in which female athletes are managed…

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/02/13/exclusive-chelsea-become-first-club-tailor-training-menstrual/

    Men have periods too you know.

  215. Steve trickler

    Long live the Honey Badger.



  216. thefrollickingmole

    Apparently using pens for this is now frowned upon.

    I read that as “penis”.

    Pens are bad as well.

  217. Fat Tony

    Just watched the 16+ min mark in the Ashura Day parade – at least they believe in something….

  218. Rockdoctor

    Exclusive: Chelsea become first club to tailor training to menstrual cycles

    Call me old fashioned. I really don’t give a foggiest about this part of the ladies anatomy from a lady I am not intimate with. FFS what is about modern women & flaunting something my mothers generation & even mine kept discreetly to themselves.

  219. jupes

    Long live the Honey Badger.

    Lol. Thanks Steve.

  220. mh

    FFS what is about modern women & flaunting something my mothers generation & even mine kept discreetly to themselves.

    I don’t think this is women flaunting anything. If you play for Chelsea the club want to know what’s going on between your legs.

  221. Stimpson J. Cat

    Since August, Chelsea, who are second in the Women’s Super League, one point behind Manchester City, have designed players’ individual plans around the phases of their menstrual cycle. It is a groundbreaking initiative that – if adopted elsewhere – could revolutionise the way in which female athletes are managed…

    This is incredible news.
    Absolutely revolutionary.
    All Women should take this onboard asap.
    Just think of what this could do for relationships, the economy, the glass ceiling, even the world?!!!!

  222. Steve trickler

    Probably a thread change soon. Enjoy.



  223. bespoke

    pete m
    #3323797, posted on February 14, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Ps May I suggest sinc reaches out to john c to enquire about his well being?

    +1 He may have better things to do but it would be nice to know he’s OK.

  224. Good morning all.
    Won the pairs last night then culturally appropriated the French with a nice bottle of red to celebrate. Try and get more shut eye but very pleased. Play the top side in pennant today, we are the only side to beat them this year so happy days.

  225. ZK2A

    From the Oz. “Shameful” and “Disgraceful” are words that suggest themselves.

    ‘Par for the course’ also fits well.
    These Brigades will continue to beg for the funds and equipment until the old farts have been removed and union members put in.
    Then the Treasury taps will be open full bore.

  226. JC

    One good thing for plebs about SEC disclosure is that every quarter you can take a look at what Hedge Fund Alley has been up to. Hedge funds have to report their holdings on a quarterly basis.

    Dan Loeb’s Third Point Fund reported in. The holdings are pretty interesting if you like that sort of thing.

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1040273/000108514620000685/xslForm13F_X01/form13fInfoTable.xml

    Loeb is great. He terrorizes boards like no one else. His letters are brilliant.

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