Thursday Forum: March 26, 2020

This entry was posted in Open Forum. Bookmark the permalink.

1,563 Responses to Thursday Forum: March 26, 2020

  1. Calli:

    Here ya go, Spurgeon.

    Jeez. They look like they’d all be randy old screamers if you got a couple of shandies into ’em!
    Cor blimey!!

  2. rickw

    gunner

    Tell them this is your 5.5 year old kid.

    When I click on that link, the add immediately beneath it has a photo of an Emergency Department.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    How’s the octane calcs going?

    Circa 220 km today. I’ve been on the road lately! Hence the light commenting.

  4. Stimpson- do you even drink,bro?
    Or is the Sanitorium an alcohol/nicotine/caffeine/benzine free zone?
    1.5 he’s a teetotaler.
    #blackpills

  5. Some History

    “… put your stuff there and stand back!”

    That’s not good.

    🙂

  6. Roger

    Gee youse guys are fancy. I just crack the seal and pour.

    And there’s nothing wrong with that with most of your cheapish intended to be drunk young red wines.

    But Koonunga Hill repays the extra effort, imho.

  7. No rest for the Wicked, Bruce.
    🙂

  8. Johno

    One of my beautiful grand daughters bought me a tower aerator at christmas. I did not think it possible but it improves the 2018 Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet ($7.99 at BWS) it is magnificent with ham and pineapple pizza on leb bread. God!!! I can taste it now.

  9. calli

    ham and pineapple pizza on leb bread

    You’ve done it now.

    Forget covid whatsit and our loss of liberties.

    Them’s fightin’ woids!

  10. Helen

    My Corona Chicken

    This started out as Nigella’s chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, but it has been mutated into my corona chicken – an original.

    Take 4 frozen chicken thighs out of freezer. Turn on oven to 180C. Microblast the chicken for 6 minutes. Or skip this if using fresh. Mean while roughly chop a half a large onion chuck it in casserole along with a couple of heaped minced garlic, half a cup of cous cous, 2 teaspoons heaped of chicken powder (or two stock cubes) Get the partly thawed chicken form micro blaster, arrange into a layer in casserole (mine is a nice round one, they fit well) add juices from MW, add some bacon fat if you have any, add enough water to almost cover the chicken then put in oven til you smell it cooking. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes, time is flex, it wont spoil, then eat. Delish.

  11. Gab

    ham and pineapple pizza on leb bread

    Who is this person and why is he not banned from the Cat?

  12. I bought chicken curry from the cafe today.

    Though she’d put big chunks of pineapple in it which would have been so Aussie seventies but it was potato.

    Heart breaking.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    I called it first !!

    I mentioned 12 Monkeys a few weeks ago!
    Wonderful movie, made my SF reader’s heart glad.
    Not so sure I like living in it though.

  14. Armadillo

    I did not think it possible but it improves the 2018 Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet ($7.99 at BWS) it is magnificent with ham and pineapple pizza on leb bread. God!!! I can taste it now.

    Johno is living like a king, the smug bastard.

  15. Gab

    Lid on or off the casserole dish in the oven, Helen?

  16. cohenite

    Another good article on how the abc are complete and utter bastards during the chunk virus bullshit:

    Team ABC can’t let go of anti-conservative bias, even in COVID-19 crisis
    The Mocker The Australian March 26, 2020

    Only a cretin would analyse the public mood based on the number of Twitter likes, but nonetheless social media is revealing in some respects. This week a tweet praising New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern pointed out she had faced several daunting challenges in her first term, including the Christchurch terrorist attack, climate change reforms, a volcanic eruption and a pandemic – all whilst being a mother.
    It attracted over 12,000 likes, which is neither here nor there. What was significant was its retweet by ABC’s News Breakfast co-host Michael Rowland. “Yes to all of this,” he said.
    You could also say Australian prime minister Scott Morrison – a father of two young girls – has had an equally tumultuous time in just 19 months at the helm. Despite assuming leadership at a time of great turmoil within his party, he successfully fought an election few thought the Coalition would win. He has been castigated (not all of which was deserved) for his response to last summer’s bushfires, and during that time had to cope with the death of his father.
    Ardern has a huge advantage over Morrison in responding to the pandemic. New Zealand, unlike Australia, has a unitary system of government. Whether Morrison handles this crisis successfully largely depends on the co-operation of six premiers and two chief ministers. Already some have acted unilaterally, thus threatening National Cabinet cohesion. To paraphrase the original tweet, can we expect the critics to shut up and let Morrison get on with his difficult job? Even better, how about a big “Yes to all of this” from Rowland?
    Sadly, and to the detriment of all, the ABC cannot let go its anti-conservative agenda, even in a national emergency. Last week its flagship show Q&A, in a COVID-19 special, featured among others aged care minister Richard Colbeck and Bill Bowtell, a former adviser to Hawke government health minister Neal Blewett.
    Bowtell’s conduct was boorish. His manner when talking to Colbeck was contemptuous, he repeatedly interrupted and talked over him, he addressed him condescendingly as “Richard” and loudly remarked “rubbish” on at least three occasions as the minister spoke. “You are speaking like a politician,” sneered Bowtell. Colbeck may have sounded like a politician, but he was not the one carrying on like a prat. It was behaviour that should have been called out, but host Hamish MacDonald was either unable or unwilling to control Bowtell.
    It simply confirms the perception, as was the case with the bushfires last summer, that any critic of the government’s response to coronavirus can be assured that ABC will provide a platform and amplify their voice. “It has been very clear for weeks and months what controls should be put in place at borders,” said Bowtell, as quoted in Daily Mail Australia this week. “A lot of things that ought to have happened at airports did not happen.”
    Weeks and months? As former editor of this paper Chris Mitchell noted this week “Bowtell wanted far more drastic measures to lock down Australian society, and yet only three weeks earlier he had been a speaker at a Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras public event at the National Arts School”. Also, the first time that COVID-19 was mentioned this year on Bowtell’s Twitter account – which has been active since 2011 – was February 26, barely four weeks ago. Who’s a Harry Hindsight then?
    Then there is the case of Dr Norman Swan, host of the ABC’s Health Report. Alluding to the government last week, he told ABC Breakfast News last week “we’re … dicking around and we’ve just got to shut stuff down now,” as well as calling for schools to be closed. This has put him at odds with the government’s chief medical officer, professor Brendan Murphy; and other experts…

  17. Johno

    Them’s fightin’ woids!
    Yes Calli, very few people have the highly evolved tasty buds necessary to appreciate this gastronomic magnificence.Hence the abundance left for men, and ladies of exquisite taste.

  18. calli

    King Arthur.

    Get in here Lizzie.

  19. Armadillo

    Them’s fightin’ woids!

    I knew this was gunna happen. Too many Cats in lockdown.

  20. Armadillo

    Let’s just hope Sinc has an emergency plan.

    My prediction is that this joint will be mere embers before midnight.

  21. I’m still looking for the nuke.
    It must be somewhere around here.

  22. old bloke

    Fisky
    #3377312, posted on March 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    GWG – do you believe Israel is behind the Wuhanvirus?

    I don’t mean to butt in, but I saw some comments a couple of days ago which said that the Chinese Flu came from Israel, not China. Someone else made a derogatory remark about “Khazarian Bandits” or something similar.

    I’m puzzled about those commentors. Are they…

    1. everyday, brain-dead anti-semites?
    2. CCP goons.

    The CCP is dodging responsibility for this virus. They have blamed the USA, Italy, and now Israel. Who would have imagined this, anti-semites finding common ground with the socialist CCP?

    Regarding Khazaria, it was controlled by ethnic Jooos who fled Jerusalem in 70 AD, who kept their faith. They later merged within the larger number of eastern-European Jooos (the Ashkenazi). For those who say the Khazarian Jooos aren’t all ethnically sons of [email protected], they would be partly right as they merged with segments of the tribes of Manasseh and Naphtali who controlled the Russian steppes and the Caucasus following their earlier Assyrian exile.

    So, some may not have been Joos in the strictest sense of that word, i.e., direct male line descendants of the Patriarch Jooodah, but they were, nevertheless, [email protected]@ws of other Tribes. This can be easily proven, if your Y-DNA is in the R-M269 group (R1b1a2), the predominate male line DNA haplogroup in western Europe. you will find many distant genetic cousins from the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, and the Baltic States.

    This is particularly so for descendants of Manasseh who migrated to central Ireland, the Parisi in central France and east Yorkshire, the Sacae / Saxons who migrated to northern England and lowland Scotland, and the mass migration of the Germans from Saxony and Bavaria to the USA. Also for the descendants of Naphtali whose descendants ended up in eastern-Sweden, Norway, the Hebrides, Iceland, Isles of Man and Anglesey, and south-east Ireland (Dublin to Cork).

    Also, anyone who identifies as a Jooo, who practices the religion of Jooodaism, and who is recognised as a Jooo by the local Joooish community, is a Jooo as far as I’m concerned.

  23. chrisl

    A tale of 2 industries
    A friend has a business that basically clips the ticket of tourists both local and overseas. After building up the business over 15 years it has vaporised over night with a loss of 15 jobs.
    Son in law works in engineering / mining support industry. Ten new clients today . The mining companies are basically panic buying parts they need . They are buying Australian because they know that they won’t be able to get anything out of China anytime soon.
    Bullshit jobs vs real jobs

  24. 1735099

    You give a skewered view of the conflict and always from the left.

    And if I gave a “skewered view” of the conflict from the Right you would have no problem with it.
    By the way – this topic was introduced by Mater with his suggestion that all would be well if we reintroduced National Service.
    He’s one of many (like you) posting here who is anchored in the fifties.
    The funny thing is, the bulk of postings about the Corona virus issue reveal the depth of ignorance, selfishness and fear lurking in the hearts of many who post here.
    It’s the complete antithesis of the ANZAC spirit which is based on looking after each other, and sacrificing individual needs for group solidarity and survival.

  25. Shy Ted

    Sold my TV today. First time in how many decades since I was without one at home. It’s a bit weird but it’s so peaceful. And I find myself saying, “gawd, he/she was annoying” as I found myself wanting to change channel at a certain time. We’ll see how day 2 goes.

  26. Arma, Trump to win by more than 2016,
    3.5
    Free $$$ ???
    🙂

  27. Armadillo

    It must be somewhere around here.

    Check the Sheliahs dunny. I dare you.

  28. miltonf

    Never heard of Bill Bowtell apparently ex diplomat.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    The peak socialist body in the country (the AFL) seems keen to do a little “nationalisation” for the collective good.
    Idea floated in the Oz today about tapping into club assets and casually mentioning that the West Coast Eagles have “$40 million in cash”.
    (It’s a sports journo, so take the word “cash” with a grain of salt).
    The point was casually dropped that this highway robbery might be a problem in that the AFL doesn’t actually own the Eagles.
    The AFL is fucked.
    They have a few really profitable clubs … Eagles, Adelaide Crows, Collingwood and Richmond and Hawthorn of late. Geelong does OK by trading on parochialism and being in or near marginal electorates.
    The rest are basket cases or, at least, don’t have vast reserves of bullion.
    Good luck chiselling millions out of successful clubs to fund a whole bunch of flunkies at AFL HQ and paying AWFL lezzos equal pay.

  30. Tel

    Bullshit jobs vs real jobs

    Nice to be optimistic but most of those BS jobs are for compliance with some moronic regulations … and new regulations and now coming out every hour or so … each one sillier than the last. I find it difficult to believe we are going to shake out the useless oxygen thieves but hey might as well hope for the best.

  31. vlad

    In other news, The Age has a clickbait story online today saying this is the year we hit peak oil.

    I can remember reading about “peak helium” some time in the 2010s.

    They found a lot more in 2016 in Tanzania.

  32. Armadillo

    3.5
    Free $$$ ???

    The online bookies must be getting some info on this. Either that or they are throwing out a line to test the market. Was the 3.5 a move out or in? I haven’t been following it.

  33. Sold my TV today.

    Lol, wut?
    Second hand TVs?
    🤣🤣🤣

  34. Rossini

    Have stopped watching news and commentators (ie Credlin) because of the Chinese virus crap.
    How many NRL players,coachers ,support staff and hangers on have tested positive to this Chinese
    virus ???
    None………well why aren’t we watching it on Fox
    What a lot of pussies we are

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Age has a clickbait story online today saying this is the year we hit peak oil.

    Proves we haven’t reached Peak Stupidity yet.

  36. miltonf

    Ex diplomats- Rudd, Downer, Butler, Garnaut

  37. I’ve got stakes @2.75
    It’s gone out to 4, in to 3.5.
    He’s gonna win bigglyy!
    I’m going full Monty and calling CA in play.

  38. miltonf

    [email protected] thought that was 1973 or something

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In other news, The Age has a clickbait story online today saying this is the year we hit peak oil.

    I do recollect reading somewhere that the first time the world was supposed to have hit peak oil was some years ago – 1914 to be precise.

  40. Tintalrella di Luna

    Thermomix

    Hi calli, what did you want to know about the marvellous Thermomix? — used it today to make pasta, the pasta sauce and the white sauce for pasta al forno, made brioche for a Savoury Couronne with proscuitto and other Italian goodies – apparently it is the Italian households who’ve bought the most Vorwerk Thermomixes since the 1960s, followed by the Lebanese.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    Covid-19 is almost exclusively a jet set disease in Australia.

    It is not affecting normals at all.

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yet we have to wait until we have big random trial

    A radomised trial is the gold standard for proving something. What really got me was the medico in charge who said that things had to be done ‘properly’ so it would first of all have to get ‘ethics clearance’. Hairy outraged. He’s been in charge of a few of these sorts of things and said that means it has to go to ‘diversity and inclusion’ and ‘occupational health and safety’ and a whole raft of other busybodies which can take up to six months. The lead researcher said they would try to hurry it along. Personally, I would give ethics clearance about an hour to get it done and sign up to it; there’s nothing outrageous in this trial of a drug with known side-effects, and if it proves supremely effective that trial can be immediately halted and the control group brought into the treatment fold. No ethics at all needed for wittering over in all of that.

  43. Armadillo

    It’s gone out to 4, in to 3.5.

    Take it. They know the race is over, and are now playing the margins to recoup.

    Looks like Bloombergs money got sucked up by the straight bets on Trump.

  44. Helen

    I leave it on gab, but you could experiment

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    I thought that was 1973 or something

    Easy to turn coal into oil.
    About a dozen plants are doing it now, mainly in China.
    There’s up to 23 trillion tonnes of coal under the North Sea.
    I did the calcs once, that resource alone would run the entire planet for about 4000 years.
    And doesn’t count all the other coal measures elsewhere.

  46. vlad

    It turned into a beautiful afternoon in Melbourne today. Literally not a cloud in the sky and everyone worried about a disease they haven’t got.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The important thing in any randomised trial is to standardise the treatment and the control groups in all aspects as much as possible. The greater the shared identity of the two groups the better the trial will be able to indicate effectiveness.

  48. vlad

    There’s coal in Antarctica as well and the Chinese are salivating at the thought of Hawke’s treaty expiring.

  49. mh

    Last night’s UK death toll lotto result – total deaths 465, after a very late addition of 30.

    Helen remains the winner. Not sure if she is related to Sinc, but good tipping to go low.

    506 mh
    529 Megan
    499 Nelson Kidd-Players
    533 Matrix Transform
    517 Knuckle Dragger
    624 Winston, the carry-over champ
    522 EvilElvis
    528 Egg
    550 Black Ball
    493 Helen Davidson (nmrn)

  50. vlad

    That’s enough for one day for me. Good night.

  51. The Beer Whisperer

    We currently have Gummint by committee – what could go wrong?

    Don’t knock committees. They built the camel!

    Okay, they were trying to design a horse…

  52. Armadillo

    Gunner, think of it this way.

    When everyone is dead set certain that Black Caviar is going to win, it’s only the big punters that are going to have a crack at you. In the meantime, the little punters are going to desert you. Who wants to put $100 @ $1.04? You can’t possibly make money out of that scenario.

    The only way you can possibly “make a book” out of it is a “Quinella”, or in this case “a winning margin”.

  53. Gab

    Thanks, Helen. I’ll leave it on too.

  54. Shy Ted

    Any smokers out there, what do you reckon is the best rolling tobacco (rich, smooth etc) or the one closest to Camel non-filter cigs? And available in Oz. Thanks in advance.

  55. The Beer Whisperer

    Last night’s UK death toll lotto result – total deaths 465, after a very late addition of 30.

    Wait, if even sceptical Cats are overestimating, how wildly overstated are the hysterical leftists?

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There’s coal in Antarctica as well and the Chinese are salivating at the thought of Hawke’s treaty expiring.

    In a just world, after this fiasco, the Chunks would be huddled around cow dung fires, eating stewed bat.

  57. Farmer Gez

    CO2 readings still show no trace of the global shutdown. Unbelievable ain’t it? It’s almost like man made CO2 has no effect on the general rise in CO2.

  58. egg_

    Last night’s UK death toll lotto result – total deaths 465

    The downward trend continues – excellent News.

  59. Armadillo

    after a very late addition of 30.

    They haven’t got to all the bedsitts yet. Expect a big increase.

    Put me in for 541, mh.

  60. egg_

    We’re still only in Cadillac cu. in. territory.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    I dunno, 50 minutes in self-isolation would be a fate worse than being burned-at-stake for some people.

    Greta’s Latest Miracle

  62. mh

    Woah, hang on Dillo, the market hasn’t opened yet. I’ll put it in later though.

    That 30 looked suspicious to me.

    Very Broward County.

  63. Ellie

    Put your sitting member last!

  64. Armadillo

    Any smokers out there, what do you reckon is the best rolling tobacco (rich, smooth etc) or the one closest to Camel non-filter cigs? And available in Oz. Thanks in advance.

    Rothmans Red is rough as guts and cheap as chips, if that’s what you are looking for.

    Are you feeling suicidal?

  65. egg_

    Has M0nty’s Corona Eats driver shown up, yet?

  66. Ellie

    Our preferential system is rigged.

  67. Ellie

    What are we seeing now?

  68. egg_

    An hour with Dr Norman Swan.

    An hour with BorisG at 3 a.m.

  69. calli

    Thanks for the recipe, Helen. I’ll try it. It sounds like 70’s tucker. In other words, delicious.

  70. Rex Mango

    Seems with no sport of their own the Yanks became quite interested in the goings on of the NRL last week. Big money on offer here and for a long time. Did any Federallale, or Taswegian pollie consider the possibility of keeping that state corona virus free at all costs (unlike say Australia which was sacrificed to the multiculti gods) and then running the AFL out of there all season? The money would have been huge:

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/sports-illustrated-rugby-league-review-usa-watches-nrl/5d8b17ae-7c44-4ae3-b6ee-282e0810db95

  71. Cocaine Cassie?
    Oh Lawd, I love that story!
    😃

  72. Armadillo

    Thanks for the recipe, Helen. I’ll try it. It sounds like 70’s tucker. In other words, delicious.

    You Sheliahs will be talking about fondue next.

  73. MatrixTransform

    The Meerkats are cute … but I don’t think the reality of all this has settled on the ‘Compare the Market’ people yet.

    still to go deeper yet.

    sorry to be just sayin’

  74. Megan

    I’ll stick with last night’s 529 in the Death Lotto. Thanks mh!

  75. Rex Mango

    Lizzie, you back on deck in the land of the free? Last I remember is reading a post by Arky saying you were insane to push ahead with your trip.

  76. Thank you, Arma.
    Always appreciate the bookie insights.

  77. Rex Mango

    Am going 666 in Death Lotto tonight. That number is going to be a revelation.

  78. egg_

    I’ll stick with last night’s…

    Ditto.
    Let it ride.

  79. Steve trickler

    A big shout out to MSM TV. You’ll love this! [ Middle Finger ]



  80. Rex Mango

    Gunner, golden rule of racing is always back the top weight. If the handicapper likes it, you like it.

  81. Rex Mango

    Second rule of racing is never change your bet. Some of my best wins have been misbets.

  82. Mater

    By the way – this topic was introduced by Mater with his suggestion that all would be well if we reintroduced National Service.

    Dickhead,
    I threw up an observation about countries who are doing ok with the virus and threw up a discussion about the possible benefits of a National Service Scheme on our ability to deal with national crisis.

    I note that you wrote this on your blog in regards to the possible need for conscription if Trump ‘cut us loose’:

    It’s not far-fetched to suggest that Trump inspired lunacy as applied to US defence policy lands us with conscription again.  If Trump withdraws from his alliances, as he has hinted he would, we could be left, in our own little corner of the South Pacific, like the proverbial shag on a rock.

    We could have to resort to unpalatable measures simply to remain secure. They could include conscription. A rapid development of a self-reliant military would certainly create economic mayhem.

    Trump’s brand of American Exceptionalism would hit us like a ton of bricks. The tribal bleatings of many from the hard Right blogosphere conveniently overlook this likelihood.

  83. mh

    Market is open.
    Form guide: Total UK deaths 465, new deaths 43

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan

  84. I’m not betting in British death lotto.
    I’m not watching the Corona Reality Pandemic Show anymore.
    Something real shady is happening. Right now.
    Keep on it,peeps!

  85. shatterzzz

    National road toll for March stands at 181 .. slightly more than BAT FLU but less publicity ..

  86. Rex Mango

    Third rule is always on the nose. My last place bet was on the 2008 VRC Derby. Backed Rebel Raider for a place paying $13. It cantered home at hundred to one.

  87. The 8, Rex.
    Or the top weight
    Gunners Trackside Lounge

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I note that you wrote this on your blog in regards to the possible need for conscription if Trump ‘cut us loose’:

    Well done, Mater, pay that one.

  89. mh

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg

  90. Mater

    It’s the complete antithesis of the ANZAC spirit which is based on looking after each other, and sacrificing individual needs for group solidarity and survival.

    I’ll repeat what I said yesterday:

    The ANZACs sacrificed their lives to preserve their freedoms.
    We have sacrificed our freedoms to preserve our lives.

  91. MatrixTransform

    the best rolling tobacco

    Champion Ruby

  92. cohenite

    Death rate in Australia now 0.005%, all old folk.

  93. Arky

    If only all grizzled old battle axes were as smart and compassionate as this one:
    ..


  94. Armadillo

    Bat Virus should have been a godsend to the Democrats.

    They have even managed to stuff that up. They are going to get absolutely slaughtered.

  95. MatrixTransform

    Death Lotto == 567

  96. Rex Mango

    Great 80’s Bond on tonight in For Your Eyes Only ch92, theme song by Sheena Easton. One non stop car chase so far through Greek Islands etc.

  97. Cassie of Sydney

    “They have even managed to stuff that up. They are going to get absolutely slaughtered.”

    One can only hope.

  98. shatterzzz

    the best rolling tobacco

    White Ox

  99. Rex Mango

    Another gambling rule is it always involves animals. Ie horses, dogs, or trotters. Only a retard puts money into a random number generator. Hopefully COVID19 will destroy Australia’s pokie industry. After three months clean, what will they all be doing with their cash?

  100. candy

    Something real shady is happening. Right now.

    I think tailgunner it’s become a left vs. right issue. Not near enough deaths to make it simply unavoidable lockdown etc and hopefully Trump will be destroyed and the conservatives in Australia.

    So the media is trumpeting “another death”, watching every hour for another death. It’s spooky.
    Because each death is a person, a granddad, father, neighbour, etc. But it’s become just a tally in a cultural war. well, that’s my opinion, anyhows.

  101. Shy Ted:

    Sold my TV today. First time in how many decades since I was without one at home. It’s a bit weird but it’s so peaceful. And I find myself saying, “gawd, he/she was annoying” as I found myself wanting to change channel at a certain time. We’ll see how day 2 goes.

    Stick with it, Ted. You have no idea yet about how much of your life you spend in front of that screen getting yourself revved up with bullshit.

  102. Rex Mango

    At Woolworths today (disclosure, I am a shareholder) and went to checkout with 4 packs of their homebrand el cheapo water crackers ($0.95 each). Lot of dips/cheese at home & running out of crackers. Checkout chick told me I could only buy two.

  103. H B Bear

    Has George Brandis killed the future King of Australia?

    Surely it is time for this personified testicle to FOAD?

  104. Didn’t you just made a completely contradictory comment on the flatten the curve thread, Candy?

  105. Rex Mango

    George Brandis gave us three of the four High Court judges that decided people born in another country with indig ancestory have a metaphysical connection to Australia that trumps the constitution. The same mob that haven’t handed down a judgment yet in the Pell case two weeks later.

  106. mh

    Because each death is a person, a granddad, father, neighbour, etc. But it’s become just a tally in a cultural war. well, that’s my opinion, anyhows.

    Let’s hope it is never Linda Lusardi.

    That would be tough knowing she is a one of the stats in death lotto.

    #prayforlinda

  107. Entropy

    Watched the tv news for the first time in years on Sunday night. Reckon it will be years before I do that to myself again.
    The internet and Streaming has destroyed the FTA channels, at least the ones that don’t leach off the taxpayer, I actually looked at the EPG and there seems to be more and more of them.

  108. Rex Mango

    Bond now in Swiss Alps.

  109. Some History

    Liberty Quote

    “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

  110. Leigh Lowe, on Footy Classified Eddie Maguire was on. You could bet your bottom dollar he won’t accept the mighty Pies lowering their bar to a pitiful club like St Kilda. I noticed Gillon McLachlan trying to placate the Players Association by willing to take a paycut. That’s easy to do when you are in 5 million a year.

  111. Arky

    But it’s become just a tally in a cultural war. well, that’s my opinion, anyhows.

    ..
    Yes Candy.
    I don’t want to sit at home in comfort and count up some tally of death and bereavement.
    Black humour is one thing, counting deaths as some proof of the rightness of your preconceived ideas another thing altogether.
    I want to be wrong in my initial assessment of the possible deaths caused.
    The equation isn’t:
    Preventing death v. Economic health.
    The equation is something like this:
    Reduced economic self sufficiency = reduced freedom of action during a crisis.

  112. mh
    603 for Winston…
    I’m putting my money on the funny smells from the bedsits and from under the bridges…

  113. egg_

    Has George Brandis killed the future King of Australia?

    Surely it is time for this personified testicle to FOAD?

    Isn’t Brandis the stunt double for Professor Bunsen on The Muppet Show?

  114. Rex Mango

    A 1980’s Bond movie could be shown at any modern university today in a tutorial and used as an example of where #metoo and the culture of toxic masculinity came from.

  115. feelthebern

    Herald-Sun journo on PM Live calling for capitalism to be “suspended” & to move to a command economy for a “period of time”.

  116. Seen it before, the Piers Morgan interview with a young bloke who stabbed his sister. Fucking insane and should have been shot.

  117. Some History

    Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only (LIVE)

  118. EvilElvis

    Wait, if even sceptical Cats are overestimating, how wildly overstated are the hysterical leftists?

    Tide has turned? Or they’re counting bodies now and not the feet hanging from under the sheets?

  119. mh

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg
    567 Matrix Transform
    … Arky?

  120. egg_

    I actually looked at the EPG and there seems to be more and more of them.

    Mostly recycled Pay TV trailer park viewing.
    Ad fillers.

  121. Rex Mango

    Correction, Bond is actually in Cortina, Italy, not Switzerland.

  122. Arky

    465.
    i.e. I hope no one dies.

  123. The chest burst scene is inevitable.

  124. mh

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg
    567 Matrix Transform
    603 Winston Smith – not just a number

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    mh,

    527. Again, consarn it.

  126. mh

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg
    567 Matrix Transform
    465 Arky – everyone will love this winner
    603 Winston Smith – not just a number

  127. Arky

    Trump will win I think:
    ..


  128. Infidel Tiger

    Herald-Sun journo on PM Live calling for capitalism to be “suspended” & to move to a command economy for a “period of time”.

    His wish has been granted.

  129. pete m

    TOSS

    A name for mv’s movement.

    Toss Out Sitting Suckholes.

    Works much better than Nvmm crap he came up with.

  130. candy

    Preventing death v. Economic health.

    I’ve been hearing that a few times of late. That we live in a society and not an economic system.

    I understand what that means but if things go really pear-shaped – we find out that we do really live in an economic system after which the society can shape itself, but not before.

  131. Rex Mango

    6o Minutes advert just on was saying they have dirt on the Chinese re corona virus, twelve missing days, or something.

    Some H that was a good track but, here is Sheena’s best song & not a bad film clip too:

  132. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s the complete antithesis of the ANZAC spirit which is based on looking after each other, and sacrificing individual needs for group solidarity and survival.’

    Probably why you’re embarrassed by the term, Old Yeller.

    You did nothing to look after anyone else, made it clear to everyone in your own words that that’s what you were doing and made good and sure you were taken away from any sort of nastiness.

    You sacrificed group solidarity and survival for yourself, once again, and you’ve spent the last half century mocking better men than you.

    Proven liar. Demonstrated fraud, and unrepentant plagiarist.

  133. Tintalrella di Luna

    Oh dear me from the Oz:Acrimony among the Socialites in wealthy Melbourne suburbs:

    Melbourne socialites have exploded in acrimony over the COVID-19 outbreak enveloping the city’s wealthiest suburbs, after Australian skiers returning from Colorado were accused of clumsily spreading the killer virus.

    New data shows the wealthiest suburbs, including Toorak, South Yarra and Portsea, are at the centre­ of the coronavirus spread in Victoria, coming after an ill-fated ski season in Aspen that was marred by the outbreak that infected­ many Australians.

    While the source of the spread in Victoria has not been pinpointed, at least five Geelong Grammar parents contracted the virus at a cocktail party for a Timber­top family earlier this month; a boarder also has it.

    It also has spread to others via a 21st birthday party and been blamed for potentially dozens of cases across Melbourne’s wealthy inner east and southeast.

    Of the 520 confirmed cases in Victoria, 93 are in the wealthy local government areas of Stonnington and Mornington Peninsula.

    In NSW, the most affluent areas of Sydney account for more than half of the state’s 1219 confirmed cases.

    The trendy eastern suburbs, a focal point of nat­ional scorn after hundreds flocked to Bondi Beach last week, have since recorded 319 cases of COVID-19 infections, as of Tuesday. The inner city accounts­ for 91 cases, and there are 247 cases on the north shore.

    Melbourne’s Stonnington covers Toorak, South Yarra, Armadale and Malvern; the Mornington Peninsula includes Portsea and Sorrento. It is the Toorak-Portsea set that frequents Aspen each year in the northern winter.

    Victoria Police refused to say yesterday if it was investig­ating two socialites staying in Portsea for not properly isolating after they returned to Australia. Indiv­iduals face fines of up to $20,000 each if they don’t take steps to prevent the virus spreading.

    More than a dozen Australians are reported to have contracted the virus in Aspen and the fallout has spread rapidly in Melbourne, affecting potentially hundreds of people. It has also sparked recrim­inations focused on the wealthy businessman and his fashion industr­y partner who sought refuge­ in Portsea.

    The businessman did not respon­d to The Australian, but the woman told the Herald Sun: “We are the responsible ones in this; people have nothing better to do than be nasty. If we lived in Box Hill and I’d been to Bali, no one would care, would they?’’

    The Australian has been told it is possible multiple people have spread the coronavirus in Melbourne after returning from skiing holidays. It has forced many into quarantine and led to a blame game ­focused on the Portsea couple­. “It’s an absolute disgrace. ­People could die and those ­selfish bastards did nothing to stop it,’’ one local said.

    Aspen is a popular northern winter destination for well-heeled Australians and it has been widely reported a party was hosted there by former Victorian Liberal treas­urer Andrew Abercrombie. It is believe­d a child of one of the guests contracted COVID-19.

    Mr Abercrombie, who has been tested twice, has not had the virus but still self-isolated on return to his Melbourne home.

    Department of Health and Human Services data shows the coronavirus has become a rich person’s illness in Victoria, with 57 cases in Stonnington, 36 in Mornington, 32 in Melbourne and 29 in Boroondara.

  134. mh

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg
    567 Matrix Transform
    465 Arky – everyone will love this winner
    603 Winston Smith – not just a number
    527 Knuckle Dragger
    538 Black Ball
    …Candy?

  135. egg_

    recycled Pay TV trailer park viewing.

    A lot of the Reality TV stuff on the Lifestyle channels looks like low budget stuff following home/vehicle reno tradies around with a half @rsed script and a camera crew.

  136. Rex Mango

    Can the Australian, or someone like perhaps the Australian Government please publish the numbers of COVID19 positive punters are Chinese students who came in after the ban, via the 14 days in another country loophole?

  137. egg_

    New data shows the wealthiest suburbs, including Toorak, South Yarra and Portsea, are at the centre­ of the coronavirus spread in Victoria,

    The elites disease, per IT.

  138. Nick

    Doesn’t Monty live near there ?

  139. Robber Baron

    I now know how the Nazi party came to power.

    I’m living through it.

    By the way, does any Victorian know what Stage 3 is, or Stage 4 is or Stage 5?

  140. Rex Mango

    Prince Charles, that pollie in Iran, Ton Hanks, Peter Dutton, the senator etc. It is the elites disease like 19th Century consumption, but non of these elites seem to die from it.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    Herald-Sun journo on PM Live calling for capitalism to be “suspended” & to move to a command economy for a “period of time”.
    ..
    His wish has been granted.

    He is the “editor” I think.
    James somebody-or-other.
    Total flog.

  142. egg_

    Every time M0nty steps out of the house, an old person dies!

  143. Rex Mango

    Lotus had a big contract with Cubbi Broccoli back in the early 80’s.

  144. Rebel with cause

    ScoMo will have to enjoy the G20 membership while it lasts. If his destruction of the economy keeps up, Australia will be lucky to make G100

  145. egg_

    By the way, does any Victorian know what Stage 3 is, or Stage 4 is or Stage 5?

    Stage 4 is M0nty self isolating and drinking his own piss.

  146. egg_

    ScoMo will have to enjoy the G20 membership while it lasts. If his destruction of the economy keeps up, Australia will be lucky to make G100

    Can we get a loan from Chi na?

  147. Peter the old fossil

    TOSS
    A name for mv’s movement.
    Toss Out Sitting Suckholes.

    Thanks Pete M. All suggestions gratefully received and considered.
    Just needs something extra to indicate it refers to sitting members.

  148. mh

    Stage 4 is M0nty self isolating and drinking his own piss.

    Is he at stage 4? I haven’t been following.

  149. Rex Mango

    As we enter Stage 4 etc of restrictions, the Chinese One Belt One Road Project will be entering Stage 2.

  150. Arky

    A name for mv’s movement.
    Toss Out Sitting Suckholes.

    ..
    That was my suggestion at the last federal election.

  151. Arky

    No.
    The one before that, with that Malcolm bloke.

  152. Rex Mango

    Gotta ask, but are Drive Inn’s still open. Surely they are legal. There is one left in Sydney at Blacktown from memory, but surely it is ok to go to the Drive In.

  153. mh

    Are restriction stages a Dickhead Dan thing?

    I haven’t heard of that here in Qld.

  154. Rex Mango

    50+ year old Roger Moore about to shag the young girl, after he earlier refused the other young girl who threw herself at him, because she was too young.

  155. Perfidious Albino

    I first read that as Monty self immolating – still, can’t rule out spontaneous combustion I guess…

  156. Armadillo

    You really have to wonder how accurate any of these statistics really are.

    There seems to be competing interests at play. Some want panic, some want calm. I guess it depends on what your boss wants you to report. There would have to be a bit of bias depending on what the overall objective is here.

    And the objective depending on the Government agency will vary greatly, even between local, state and federal governments. I’m talking grants, allocation of resources and so on.

    Industry is another kettle of fish altogether. Some industries are making a killing, others are dying. Some want to get back to work ASAP, others are happy for this to drag out for as long as possible.

  157. Old Lefty

    For a Toorak or Portsea socialite, a 20k fine will be small change.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    I see the latest gaggle of doctors have got the megaphone out from behind the gated community wall, demanding that grog shops shut for the people’s own good.

    This is not, as much as these nomenklatura would wish, Hungary before the tanks came. Although it might be if this keeps up.

    Deny the people of this country a cold beer in their own home, and said doctors may have thought they’d be better off keeping their mouths shut because they’ll be flatter out than a flat out, squashed flat thing.

    Because I will guarantee there will be blood on the streets. No protests, no placards, no chanting, no screamy fat lezzos bringing someone else’s toddler as a human shield, no gluing yourself to roads.

    People will die in the street not because they want to storm bottle shops per se, but because they will recognise that this nation’s leadership stood back and:

    Let itself get roped by Battese students and universities, then pillaged of their supplies by them;
    Let 32000 Typhoid Chongs into the country after banning travel;
    Keeps kids in schools but won’t let people have a BBQ in their own backyard;
    Can’t organise itself to quarantine death ships that park next to a major city;
    Won’t allow a toddler’s eardrums to be repaired for six months while the elderly sick go straight past the theatres to the morgue; and
    Evidently believes haircuts for chicks are okay, but that you shouldn’t be able to buy a 4WD battery.

    After all this, the simple right and pleasure of having a cold beer in your own home, sampling a tiny microcosm of what’s good in life will become a Godzilla-like question of what is right and what is wrong.

    And to deny an Australian citizen this is not right. And if these effete pansy doctors get their way they’ll finally achieve what the media have wanted all along. Very public bloodletting, and lots of it.

  159. Knuckle Dragger

    NB: A reminder that Doctor Chris Higgins from Toorak is a fuckwit.

  160. Peter the old fossil

    For a very, very special friend.

  161. Rex Mango

    Dillo, yes you are right. Statistics the biggest lies of all. Am rewriting my will. No-one under 30 years old to receive a cent.

  162. Armadillo

    The elites disease, per IT.

    Ahem. Cough.

  163. egg_

    Per TFM, Medicos appear to be already covering their @sses in NOT putting a dent in the infection curve, saying 4-6 weeks isolation is insufficient and talk of 6-12 months of “action”, if not 2 years.

    Their ABC is already questioning some of the Government’s actions.

    SloMo is the deer in the headlights.

  164. Rex Mango

    This track is going out to a longtime special friend:

  165. thefrollickingmole

    Monty’s been imbuing his own fluids for years. Says he prefers it.

  166. rickw

    By the way, does any Victorian know what Stage 3 is, or Stage 4 is or Stage 5?

    Stage 11, we’re at Stage 11…

  167. Some History

    Peter the old fossil
    #3378077, posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm
    For a very, very special friend.

    Nice song, but I think there was a new guy on camera that day? 🙂

  168. Rex Mango

    Another love song dedication:

  169. mh

    Final Field

    Only late entry allowed Helen, the carry-over champ.

    525 mh
    541 Armadillo
    529 Megan
    666 Rex Mango. Let’s hope not
    528 Egg
    567 Matrix Transform
    465 Arky – everyone will love this winner
    603 Winston Smith – not just a number
    527 Knuckle Dragger
    538 Black Ball

  170. Something real shady is happening. Right now.

    Yep.

    But I am information deprived. I don’t know the answer.

    What is so bad that we and other countries are prepared to send the economies into a Venezuelan state?

    I still think that the US knows more about the PRC screw up than they are telling us.
    Maybe they keep it that way to avoid real panic.

  171. Correct Knuckle Dragger. Here in the streets of my town, there have been messages in chalk scrawled across the pavement saying ‘we are all in this together’ and ‘stay strong’ amongst other shit.
    When that last slab is there ready for picking, either it will be sold for an exorbitant price or fisticuffs will ensue.

  172. rickw

    Let itself get roped by Battese students and universities, then pillaged of their supplies by them;
    Let 32000 Typhoid Chongs into the country after banning travel;
    Keeps kids in schools but won’t let people have a BBQ in their own backyard;
    Can’t organise itself to quarantine death ships that park next to a major city;
    Won’t allow a toddler’s eardrums to be repaired for six months while the elderly sick go straight past the theatres to the morgue; and
    Evidently believes haircuts for chicks are okay, but that you shouldn’t be able to buy a 4WD battery.

    Serious question, the magazine’s I ordered turned up and they’re the wrong colour. Exchange them for the right colour or hang onto them? Changeover will take about a week.

  173. Some History

    For a speshle, very speshle, roolly speshle friend

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TahcWk4BA8

    🙂

  174. As we enter Stage 4 etc of restrictions, the Chinese One Belt One Road Project will be entering Stage 2.

    +∞

  175. Armadillo

    Elites disease is an indication of those that have been “sleeping with the enemy”.

    No wonder half of Hollywood has self quarantined itself. None of them will actually die from it due to the fact they can afford the best medical care. They will later emerge as “survivors”.

    In the meantime, their cleaners, gardeners and chauffeurs will quietly crawl away and die in a dumpster.

  176. Peter the old fossil

    This track is going out to a longtime special friend:

    Thanks Rex. Beautiful song.
    Seems we may be in a similar mindspace.

  177. Siltstone

    MH
    555 please
    Oops, too late

  178. EvilElvis

    Roll over 522 thanks, mh.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    It is quite clear that a small animal of some sort has died behind my washing machine, which is out the back where I live.

    I am praying to the God of fluffy furry things that it’s a bat.

  180. Rex Mango

    Some H, don’t mind Bad Habit’s but here is Billy Field’s best song by a mile, going out to a special friend:

  181. Gab

    Helen, instead of stock and water, how about substituting these with Corona beer? Then it would be a real Corona Chicken.

    Your thoughts?

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    It couldn’t be a sloth, because it would have outrun my old Staffie without the need to be cornered.

    Might be a pangolin.

  183. mh

    Ok, market has re-opened.

    I’ll put up the field again later.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Billy Field!

    Cheers Rex!

  185. Atoms for Peace

    I thought we had renamed the Chicom initiative as One plague one road.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rex, check backthread and at end of last forum. We arrived home early yesterday on QF12 from the ‘land of the free because it’s the home of the brave’ which is what the drinks coasters said at my military cousin’s in Louisiana.

    All good and all well. Now in self-isolation, obeying the rules. Sausages and tinned spicy baked beans for dinner with half a boiled potato each. Daughter-in-law has provided us with a fresh whole cabbage. Boiled buttered cabbage last nite, cabbage in bubble and squeak with egg for lunch, and oil-fried cabbage over the beans for dinner tonight. 101 inventive ways with cabbage flowing off my pen; cabbage rolls tomorrow filled with tinned tomato spiced mince I had set aside for Attapuss who is not living here for the interim? Tonight’s delight followed by tinned pineapple and peaches, both in syrup. Reminds Hairy of the luxury of Australian tinned fruit in post-war Britain when he was a lad.

  187. Box Hill, Bali.

    Lol

    What a snob.

    And wrong.

    Vermont, Bali would have worked though.

    I knew about the Timbertop party.

    It’s like oh no our children don’t get scabies.

    So awkward for people like us to get prolaterian diseases.

    Communism.

    It’s catchy.

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    Actually, further on the bottle shops:

    Half the NT has a standard running level of around 0.10% BAC. Sudden removal of the personality cans and it’s seizure and die time for a whole heap of locals, and I am not kidding.

  189. Peter the old fossil

    A very, very, very special friend

  190. Armadillo

    Might be a pangolin.

    If it’s dead, throw it in the freezer. Despite what Arky says, it’s safe to eat.

    #arkyisalyingbastard

  191. Siltstone

    Some History
    #3378090, posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:12 pm
    Rex Mango
    #3378099, posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Billy Field is seriously good…not surprising he has many Cat fans.
    Boy from Wagga Wagga

  192. Atoms for Peace

    Schools can’t control headlice but can contain the Wuhan Corona virus?

  193. Leigh Lowe

    Mmmyes.
    Andrew Abercrombie.
    Sharp as a fucking bowling ball.
    Former Liberal Treasurer in Vicco.
    Held the treasury keys when director Damian Mantach chiseled $1.5 meg out of the joint.
    Now, $1,500,000 missing from a state Lib branch should be a tiny bit noticeable.
    Like coming home and all your furniture was missing.

  194. mh

    I was looking at the Meriton suites in Brisbane where I sometimes stay.
    They have two of them, I think they are the tallest buildings in Brisbane.
    Just noticed the Herschel Street one has closed and won’t be taking bookings until after September 2020.
    Gives an insight into the economic pain and job losses underway.

  195. Rex Mango

    Lizzie, good to have you back on dry earth. Now, here is a song that goes out to a special friend:

  196. feelthebern

    The elites disease, per IT.

    IT should be on ScoMo’s war cabinet.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay Doomlord.

    FINE.

    You can’t change your handle to Pangolin Dragger for comedy value, it seems.

    This bastard country.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    It is quite clear that a small animal of some sort has died behind my washing machine, which is out the back where I live.

    Could be a missing sock.

  199. Nelson Kidd-Players

    For mh’s death draw: 515 (10% of a Van Halen album):

    Why can’t this be, Love?

  200. feelthebern

    Victorian Libs are the dullest of the species.

  201. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Final Field

    Noooo!

  202. Rex Mango

    When your mother was born in the 30’s you also get long corporate knowledge – this track for a special friend:

  203. Leigh Lowe

    For a Toorak or Portsea socialite, a 20k fine will be small change.

    Firstly, they think it is a dirty, poor person’s disease.
    Not for Captains Table types.
    Secondly, they believe (probably correctly) that they can use the old school tie to queue jump if they need treatment.

  204. mh

    Don’t worry Nelson, it’s reopened.

  205. egg_

    Too bad when Scotty-from-Marketing’s CoronaBank runs out of OPM, Leftards?

  206. Atoms for Peace

    When do we ban those Confucious thingies from OZ unis? As an aside, how does one travel FROM China. I’d posit that the social credit score ( supping the CCP koolaid) would be pretty high.
    Which leads me to; I sincerely hope that any company or institution involved in Wuhan Corona virus research has their IT security nailed down tight!!

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Do the Higher Ups get “the buffet plague”?

    Heavens.

  208. Rex Mango

    Ok, might have said this before but if you meet a Canadian girl put this track on, going out to a special friend.

  209. feelthebern

    That small business rent relief package I mentioned earlier today is on the front page of the Oz tomorrow.
    It just landed in my in box.

  210. Peter the old fossil

    A very tasty special friend

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Do the Higher Ups get “the buffet plague”?

    Heavens.

    It is a mystery.
    Captains Table, First Class flight, stateroom.
    How?
    Did our waiter fraternise with their waiter?

  212. egg_

    I tried watching Teh Project about the hairdressing industry. Didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to last one minute.

    Closed Captions are your friend, particularly on Aunty.

  213. EvilElvis

    You can’t change your handle to Pangolin Dragger for comedy value, it seems.

    That is a top 3 of most fucked things with this site.

    I’ve tried on my alter ego ‘Black Louisiana Pasta’ a few times to lighten the mood with a bit of hallelujah! Always moderated…

  214. Farmer Gez

    Boiled buttered cabbage last nite, cabbage in bubble and squeak with egg for lunch, and oil-fried cabbage over the beans for dinner tonight.

    For heaven’s sake don’t light a match.

  215. Rex Mango

    All else fails here is your go to option for the gramophone:

  216. feelthebern

    Remember that NT copper who got charged with murder quick smart?
    BTW any updates with that case?
    & why haven’t we seen the body cam footage yet?
    Why hasn’t someone been charged over the Ruby Princess disaster?
    Should be a case of charge now, ask questions later.
    Like the NT copper.

  217. Rex Mango

    Feeltb, methinks all participants in this case are in self isolation perhaps?

  218. Rex Mango

    Ghost, what you do for work?

  219. EvilElvis

    That small business rent relief package I mentioned earlier today is on the front page of the Oz tomorrow.

    How’s it look, ftb? Strings?

  220. Kel

    Thanks Arkie.

    That Melanie Phillips interview was excellent

  221. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Don’t worry Nelson, it’s reopened.

    Oh, so you can turn back time! 😉

    Not linking that song!

  222. Megan

    Glad you are both back safe and sound, Lizzie. Sounds like you will be an expert boarding school cook by the time the self isolation is over.

  223. Rex Mango

    Big fan of Melanie Phillips.

  224. Bar Beach Swimmer

    The other half has gone into the West permanently for three months and it could be possibly for six if the Chinese pestilence continues.

    With more time on my hands I might be able to keep up with the threads.

    P.S. pleased to see that you made it back, Lizzie. Hope your quarantine goes well.

  225. Mitch M.

    feelthebern
    #3378144, posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:48 pm
    Remember that NT copper who got charged with murder quick smart?
    BTW any updates with that case?
    & why haven’t we seen the body cam footage yet?
    Why hasn’t someone been charged over the Ruby Princess disaster?
    Should be a case of charge now, ask questions later.
    Like the NT copper.

    Last I heard there was a ruckus because he was released on bail. I think it will all quietly go away because when the details come out it will be found he acted appropriately. That tends to happen in these cases. At first mountains of outrage but then with the possibility of all the details being released those screaming racism etc realise they have too much to lose when the whole picture emerges.

    A quick research reveals …

    Lawyer for Constable Zachary Rolfe tells court he was ‘acting in good faith’ after he was stabbed by the Indigenous teenager in Yuendumu

    Gosh, how did I anticipate what I wrote above … . My attitude is straightforward: if someone uses a lethal weapon cops are entitled to shoot the prick.

  226. Infidel Tiger

    That small business rent relief package I mentioned earlier today is on the front page of the Oz tomorrow.
    It just landed in my in box.

    Complete shit show?

  227. Lazlo

    Pandemics have typically released ressentiment.

  228. Rex Mango

    So last night in Moonraker they had a scene where British Intelligence were using a Monastery in Brazil as a cover & tonight in For Your Your Eyes Only exactly the same thing. How crap is that & how racist? Did like the bit where Jaws fell in love with the small girl though.

  229. Nelson Kidd-Players

    EvilElvis #3378140, posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve tried on my alter ego ‘Black Louisiana Pasta’ a few times to lighten the mood with a bit of hallelujah! Always moderated…

    A new name (or even a typo) sends the comment into moderation for the Doomlord to fish out at his leisure. It should be available after that. Perhaps you need to prime a few before use in anger!

  230. Helen

    Gab, you might want to drain some of the fat, it is pretty fatty without browning the skin. Or maybe use a cut that is not so fatty. Any way have a play.

  231. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Maybe worldometer needs to use Chinese phone accounts as a proxy measurement.

  232. EvilElvis

    Can you use multiple names with the same email though?

    Not wanting to get all sock like on your arses…

  233. egg_

    Boiled buttered cabbage last nite, cabbage in bubble and squeak with egg for lunch, and oil-fried cabbage over the beans for dinner tonight.

    That’s M0nty’s self isolation Stage 5.
    Matches verboten!

  234. Knuckle Dragger

    Mitch:

    ‘I think it will all quietly go away because when the details come out it will be found he acted appropriately.’

    Yeah nah yeah, but nah yeah nah nah.

    Remember the Rodney King acquittals and the LA riots in ’92? Well:

    1. The fauxboriginals in this country have already embedded this in the minds of NT locals; and
    2. For the desert people, someone is always to blame. There must – MUST – be payback.

    There was supposed to be a committal next month, according to those in the know. Dunno how that’s going to work now.

  235. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Black Louisiana Pasta’

    There’s yer problem, Elvis. Banned word in the handle.

    Louisiana.

Comments are closed.