Open Forum: March 23, 2019

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  1. Top Ender

    Thanks PBW – familiar with the incident but not the movie.

  2. bespoke

    Getting underway now. Absolutely blown away by this turnout.

    23 people?

  3. Top Ender

    a reader wrote to tell me her father had fought in World War II and, looking at Australia today, he worried aloud that his efforts had been for nothing

    Wasn’t related to the families of Hec Waller, Robert Rankin or Teddy Sheean, was she?

    They got nothing for their bravery either. Unless you count a Mention in Despatches for two of them – nothing ever for Rankin.

    I’m presenting at the Hobart Inquiry into a bravery award for Sheean next week, and feeling aggressive.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    m0nty
    #2967635, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    LOL at you lot declaring victory already. Wait until we see the report before making that call.

    ICe Cream. Stat.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Of course, the reality is more nuanced.

    ‘Nuanced’ is what the MSM will say after Hillary, Comey, Clapper, Ohr, Strzok and Brennan all are committed 35 to life in Levenworth.

  6. I think ‘nuance’ is American for the ‘vibe of it’.

    As you would know Sinc, the fact that Mueller is not going to indict Trump himself doesn’t mean he’s off scot free. After all, Nixon never got indicted.

    As I’ve been saying all along, the key phrase here is “unindicted co-conspirator”. That is what got Nixon booted.

  7. lotocoti

    So I’m off to the USA, first time. Cruise the Caribbean from Miami then I have another week to indulge myself.

    You could always kick some tyres.

  8. C.L.

    Ahahahahahahaha.
    Democrats explode with rage, hint that MUELLER could be a Russian agent …

    CNN✔@CNN
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff says his panel is willing to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller to obtain a clearer picture of the contents of his final report

  9. Infidel Tiger

    Yes, mueller knows Trump is guilty so he has let him appoint hundreds of judges, govern for 2 years and then dumps the report on a Friday night.

    Sad.

  10. rickw

    Went to buy ammo today.

    Some staff are now “security guards” and are open carrying in the shop.

    Why? Some segments of our peaceful multicultural society have been attempting raids and burglaries on gun shops in an attempt to obtain arms. Some have been successful.

    I just hope the next attempt is carried out with the usual level of islamic competence which results in them getting sprayed across the shop.

  11. OldOzzie

    Further to

    RobK
    #2967650, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Solar threatens to bring down Perth’s power grid – Daniel Mercer The West Australian
    Saturday, 23 March 2019 2:00AM

    Central to the market operator’s concerns is the rapid growth of rooftop solar, which cannot be controlled like traditional generators such as coal- and gas-fired power plants.

    There is now about 1000MW of rooftop solar installed on the grid, making it the biggest single generator when combined, with forecasts this will more than double to 2400MW by 2028.

    On top of this, AEMO noted there was also a large and growing amount of large-scale renewable energy such as wind farms coming on the system. Peak demand last year was 3600MW.

    AEMO said output from solar panels was hollowing out demand for power from the grid during the middle of mild, sunny days when demand was low — typically in spring — to such an extent the system would soon be in breach of technical limits.

    Those limits are in place to ensure that voltage and frequency levels are maintained within carefully prescribed levels to ensure the system was safe and devices such as those in people’s homes were not damaged.

    But AEMO said the levels would be difficult to maintain once demand from the grid — or operational demand — fell lower than 700MW. Below this level, it said, “traditional thermal” plants which provided the services that buffered the system struggled to stay on because the grid would be overloaded.

    “At a minimum operational demand and synchronous generation level of less than 700MW, voltage control is problematic resulting in unsecure operation and high likelihood of cascading failures on the system,” it said.

    “The worst-case scenario is the real risk of a (south west interconnected system) blackout due to cascading failure or widespread load shedding if no action is taken now to implement the technologies and regulatory reforms to support secure operation… renewable generation technologies.

    “As the SWIS approaches a minimum operational demand level of 700MW, it will become increasingly unstable, requiring increased frequency and extent of intervention by AEMO to maintain power system security.

    “Various forms of network investment to maintain system security will be required in addition to reforms to the ancillary services framework.”

  12. C.L.

    Monty, do you agree with Adam Schiff that Mueller is a Russian agent?

  13. Infidel Tiger

    Michael Tracey
    @mtracey
    ·
    1h
    Only the most transparent partisan hack could argue that Mueller failing to find collusion doesn’t totally and emphatically undermine 2+ years of Democratic messaging. It’s a humiliation

    Tweets for Monty.

  14. Pedro the Ignorant

    The hidden costs of renewables starts to bite in WA. Will anyone notice.

    I made a killing flogging second hand mine site generators to the electricity starved peasants in South Australia after those donkeys blew up their power station.

    I sense a business opportunity is about to present itself, this time closer to home and less transport cost.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mueller’s nothingburger hands Schiff a schiff sandwich?

  16. Mater

    Getting underway now. Absolutely blown away by this turnout. pic.twitter.com/JMrYoi1n0S
    — Alex McKinnon (@mckinnon_a) March 20, 2019

    I see they attracted a well-known feminist to the demo (back row, 6th from left).

    It looks like a come back performance of the Village People.
    Nearly as many participants.

  17. RobK

    Pedro,
    I sense a business opportunity is about to present itself,
    A guy i know, who sells plant to the oil&gas business, asked me why he was getting a lot more enquiries for small NG gensets from outside the oil&gas trade.

  18. rickw

    AEMO said output from solar panels was hollowing out demand for power from the grid during the middle of mild, sunny days when demand was low — typically in spring — to such an extent the system would soon be in breach of technical limits.

    What you get when politicians start doing electrical engineering.

  19. Nick

    I think ‘nuance’ is American for the ‘vibe of it’.

    It’s here too. Leftists called Michael Daley’s comments about Asians as being ‘nuanced’.

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

    …Australian PM Rudd Blames Breitbart for New Zealand Terror…

    Mystery solved.

  21. Hilarious that “oh but our leader wasn’t frogmarched out of the White House in manacles TODAY” is a talking point you think looks good.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Monts is this worse than 2016 or are you just numb from all the rakes now?

  23. rickw

    A guy i know, who sells plant to the oil&gas business, asked me why he was getting a lot more enquiries for small NG gensets from outside the oil&gas trade.

    Will small NG gensets run on wood gas?

  24. Nick

    Sweet Leftist tears:

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed outrage on Friday upon hearing reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had completed his Russia investigation and submitted it to the attorney general — with further indictments not expected.

    “That means no charges against the president, his children or his associates after all those meetings with the Russians,” a visibly upset Matthews told his viewers.

  25. Boambee John

    m0nty

    Great news!

    A reliable source states that on page 548 of the Mueller report, a menu is reproduced from a restaurant in Trump Tower, clearly showing that borscht is available there. Three pages later, two eye-witnesses confirm that they once saw Trump eating sauerkraut! That makes him, like, you know, literally H1tler! OMG!

  26. Snoopy

    m0nty
    #2967635, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    LOL at you lot declaring victory already. Wait until we see the report before making that call.

    There speaks the voice of experience.

  27. Snoopy

    Two years worth of experience.

  28. dover_beach

    A grand jury report last August detailed the sexual abuse of about 1000 children by more than 300 Catholic priests over 70 years…

    C.L. was right a little while back, it appears that the Pen grand jury report is no better than the recent Royal Commission, The PA Grand-Jury Report: Not What It Seems:

    This brings us to the substance of the report itself. Does it substantiate its sweeping and damning condemnations of the bishops and other church leaders?

    Let us simply look at one diocese. I have chosen Erie for a number of reasons. In response to the grand-jury investigation, Bishop Lawrence Persico, who has led the diocese since 2012, commissioned an independent study of its handling of sex abuse by a team from K&L Gates, a Pittsburgh-based international-law firm. The team of investigators and lawyers was headed by a former federal prosecutor and given access to all diocesan files and personnel. The team interviewed 113 people and examined more than 100,000 documents, a deeper dive into the diocese’s record than the grand jury’s. In addition, the Erie diocese was led from 1990 to 2012 by Bishop Donald W. Trautman. Many bishops from the time period covered by the report are either deceased or now leading other dioceses. Bishop Trautman is neither. As Erie’s bishop during twenty-two crucial years for the sex-abuse scandal yet no longer constrained by the pastoral priorities of active bishops, he was well placed to speak candidly in his own extended response. Thus there are three points of reference—the report’s summaries of abuse and church actions; Erie’s independent Gates study; and Bishop Trautman’s response. All three are united in expressing sorrow and contrition for, in Trautman’s words, the “horrible and sinful acts” of abusers and their “terrible impact” on victims.

    There are forty-one Erie offenders profiled in the report, including the three notable examples described at length. One of the three masturbated at least a dozen thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds under the pretext of performing “cancer checks” on their penises. A second priest, known to have a violent personality, was accused of extended relationships with both an underaged female and male along with instances of brutal assaults. The third priest admitted to anal and oral sex with boys seven to twelve years old.

    In all three cases, the abuse came to light in the mid-1980s, under Bishop Michael J. Murphy, Bishop Trautman’s predecessor. The abuse itself went back a decade or more earlier. Murphy sent accused priests for evaluation and, if necessary, treatment, mainly to St. Luke and Southdown, a well-respected center in Canada. Trautman sometimes did so as well although his practice seems to have been not to return any to parish ministry, not even with the center’s recommended restrictions. Having inherited the three outstanding examples from Murphy, Trautman “grandfathered” them, abiding by their agreements with his predecessor to submit to psychiatrically prescribed monitoring and aftercare—unless, Trautman added, some further allegations arose from their pre-treatment pasts. Which in each case happened.

    The first priest was already limited to ministries having no proximity to children when Trautman took office in 1990. The second priest had been assigned to a parish by Murphy after treatment, and Trautman let him remain there until he retired in 2000. In 2002, allegations were made about that priest’s conduct in the 1960s and ’70s. Within weeks, Trautman suspended him from the priesthood and eventually had him defrocked. Immediately after taking office, Trautman met with the third priest, now apparently “clean” after four years in therapy for sexual and substance abuse. Bishop Murphy had assigned him to a parish in 1987 and Trautman left him there until 1992 when, following the advice of the priest-personnel board, Trautman reassigned him, again barring him from being alone with children. A year later, having received a fresh allegation of the priest’s abuse in the early 1970s, Trautman restricted him to nursing homes and certain units of a VA hospital. In 2002, when allegations arose of other abuse in the late 1960s, Trautman withdrew him from ministry altogether and moved to have him laicized.

    Briefly, that is the story of the three with Trautman’s input. The grand-jury report reads very differently. It stresses not concerns for victims and potential victims but legal precautions, secrecy, and public pressures as the motivation for all diocesan actions. People known to have abused, it says, were reassigned “multiple times” and remained “cloaked in the authority of the priesthood.” The emphatic language of Trautman’s eventual appeals to Rome for laicization is cited as belated admissions of awful conduct that had been previously known but hidden. In the case of Trautman’s initial meeting with the apparently “clean” priest in aftercare after undergoing treatment, the report quotes Trautman’s impression that the priest was “a person of candor and sincerity” whom he had complimented on “the progress he has made.”

    Forgive the long quote but it demands attention as does the rest of a long article. RTWT.

  29. Lilliana

    Almost brought my up my lunch on seeing a photo of Wally and Jacinta hugging. The guy is milking it for all it’s worth. Don’t remember him flying to the US after the Orlando massacre or France after the Nice massacre. He is totally shameless.

  30. OldOzzie

    Glenn Greenwald
    ‏Verified account @ggreenwald

    The Mueller investigation is complete and this is a simple fact that will never go away: not one single American was charged, indicted or convicted for conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 election – not even a low-level volunteer. The number is zero.

    Glenn Greenwald
    ‏Verified account @ggreenwald

    Compare what cable hosts (let’s leave them unnamed) & Democratic operatives spent two years claiming this would lead to – the imprisonment of Don, Jr., Jared, even Trump on conspiracy-with-Russia charges – to what it actually produced. A huge media reckoning is owed.

  31. Mother Lode

    In his interview with the Prime Minister on The Project on Thursday, Aly did not desist from his allegation despite being informed that Morrison’s comments in 2010 related to the need to integrate Muslims in Australian society, not to capitalise on them.

    I only watched the ScoMo-Waleed interview this morning.

    ScoMo wiped the floor with the screw-nosed little bastard. I had seen Waleed’s set-piece ‘put downs’, where he reads out a script about someone who is not present, before – and noted what a flimsy intellect he was. But, my God! He is more feeble than I had even imagined.

    This man(?) is entirely incapable of debate.

    He clung to his list of prepared questions like a desperate votary clinging to a talisman that will save him without the least thought as to how. He persisted with asking questions that had already been rendered nonsensical by previous answers – but they were on his list. And he had faith that the list would save him.

    And his feeble reaction to ScoMo’s backing up his answers with context by pleading the additional context was not in the scope of his original question? Deliriously tragic. Waleed’s continued harping on about One Nation was sweetness itself: Waleed’s wanted ScoMo to declare the Libs would always recommend One Nation last on their HTV cards. ScoMo said it was not his decision and such decision would be taken by the partywhen all candidates were known. Aly kept on and on, when ScoMo suddenly said “What if Fraser Anning…” POW! Waleed’s would have been stuck arguing one ‘Islamaphobe’ over another. Showed ScoMo’s point brilliantly.

    Look, I don’t like ScoMo at all. He has been a disaster for Australia. Not as much as Trumble was, and not as much as Shortarse will be but still, there it is.

    But he acted in this interview exactly as he should. He had contempt for the interviewer. He railed at being cut off before he could answer. He demanded the interviewer back up his claims. He called out for the world to see each lazy trick being deployed by Waleed which revealed Aly as the ignorant hack that he is.

    If he can do this, then anyone can. TV interviews are laughably ephemeral, just so many words and electrons. Nothing real at all. Das Projekt might talk about restricting freedoms, but that is actually done elsewhere. Let them strut and crow about their being leadership to their heart’s content, but ultimately they must come back and beg askance of us in the real world.

    Do what Howard did and Trump does. Don’t talk to the worthless interviewer. Talk to Australians and treat the interviewer as an obnoxious means. It is a disgrace to allow people with the well-rounded ignorance of journos set the level of debate.

    Bernardi should do this. Utter some piece of commonsense that the MSM will view as controversial and then let ‘er rip.

    Lyinghole* has the mongrel to do this and I think journos are scared of him.

    Once politicians start having political discussions with Australians, instead of half-wit journos (and their even less gifted colleagues) discourse, policy and people wil suddenly align and outcomes actually be beneficial. Where would The Greens be without j’ismists?

    Ha! I can summarise this whole line of reasoning in two words: David Koch.

    *Dont fret. I voted for him this morning. I just couldn’t be Southpossumarsed learning how to spell his name.

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hilarious that “oh but our leader wasn’t frogmarched out of the White House in manacles TODAY” is a talking point you think looks good.

    Was that Rudd or Turnbull?
    Downer must be quaking in his fishnets now that Mueller has landed his epic tiddler.

  33. Snoopy

    Jacinda Ardern: Nobel Peace Prize 2019.

  34. struth

    You’re a sad fuck, Monty.

    When your mummy told you Santa wasn’t real, did you tell her she doesn’t know what she’s talking about?
    Maybe stomp your feet and hold your breath, and then call your mum a lying right winger?

    Of course if Santa has never been seen this doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist, does it?

    I know it hurts, Monty.
    You so desperately want to believe.
    I won’t hit you with the truth about the Easter Bunny yet.
    But the Montybunny is real, that’s for sure.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jacinda Ardern: Nobel Peace Prize 2019.

    Not Beto?

  36. Tel

    Did Aly hug a gay guy after one Sydney coffee shop owner took a blast from a sawnoff? That mystery “ghost” sawnoff from unknown location that was obtained despite strict gun laws prohibiting such things.

  37. mh

    Monty, wait up on the posts. I’m still enjoying this one.

    m0nty
    #2967635, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    LOL at you lot declaring victory already. Wait until we see the report before making that call.

    Yep, Monty actually wrote that.

  38. Mother Lode

    Hilarious that “oh but our leader wasn’t frogmarched out of the White House in manacles TODAY” is a talking point you think looks good.

    Any day now. Aaaany daaaay……

    The Pol Roger is in the fridge.

  39. From the people who brought you “oh but Cardinal Pell is so innocent, he will be proven so in a court of law” comes the next blockbuster early call, “I haven’t seen the Mueller report yet but I am sure that it completely exonerates my dudes”.

  40. RobK

    Rickw,
    Will small NG gensets run on wood gas?

    Any spark ignition genset can be made to run on wood gas. Manufacturing wood gas is messy(you are getting into prepper mode). Natural Gas, as distributed to households, is easy and clean with no need to store fuel on site. Stale fuel is a pain for stand-by gensets.

  41. OldOzzie

    Stars – Philip Quast – Les Misérables – 10th Anniversary Concert

    Video – Philip Quast as Javert performing “Stars” for the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 8th October 1995.
    Music : Claude-Michel Schönberg . Lyrics : Herbert Kretzmer. Libretto by Alain Boublil based on the novel by Victor Hugo

  42. Roger

    Don’t talk to the worthless interviewer. Talk to Australians and treat the interviewer as an obnoxious means. It is a disgrace to allow people with the well-rounded ignorance of journos set the level of debate.

    Indeed.

    “If I had a daughter and she was seduced I would not fall into despair over her but I would continue to hope for her redemption. But if I had a son who became a journalist and he continued in it for five years I would give up on him”

    S. Kierkegaard (+1855).

  43. Boambee John

    struth

    But the Montybunny is real, that’s for sure.

    I think that is the Muellerbunny.

  44. Snoopy

    m0nty
    #2967692, posted on March 23, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    From the people who brought you “oh but Cardinal Pell is so innocent, he will be proven so in a court of law” comes the next blockbuster

    Pell wins appeal. Confirmed!

  45. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2967692, posted on March 23, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    From the people who brought you “oh but Cardinal Pell is so innocent, he will be proven so in a court of law” comes the next blockbuster early call, “I haven’t seen the Mueller report yet but I am sure that it completely exonerates my dudes”.

    Didn’t you see my post above?

    The borscht clearly shows the Russian connection, while the sauerkraut gives a hint of Nazi sympathies.

    How much more evidence could possibly be needed?

  46. Mother Lode

    Thanks for that, Roger.

    I do love the thought of Kierkegaard – but I cannot bear his prose. It goes on and on and on.

    And did I mention ‘and on’?

    Fear and Trembling was a masterpiece, especially the opening dealing with different ways the story of Abraham and Isaac could have been played out with a different appraisal of each.

    But seriously, he wrote philosophy the way Russians write novels.

    (Novels, Monty. Not dossiers. Soren K only wrote of Golden Showers when discussing Greek Mythology and the inexplicably strange guises assumed by an amorous Zeus.)

  47. Notafan

    Monty, we hoped (and prayed) Cardinal Pell would be found innocent, but we knew between the poisonous acts of the police, the opportunity and the press, of whom you are a worthy member, that was highly unlikely.

    Shame on you.

  48. Pedro the Ignorant

    RobK, flogging the gensets to SA was a side opportunity to my regular business and I could have sold double the number had more second hand stock been available, but I didn’t have the time or resources to chase up the more remote “care and maintenance” mine sites that had gensets for sale.

    It was interesting to note the types of businesses in SA that were after these generators, all are highly power dependant and have absolutely no confidence in their state’s renewable energy policy.

    Among these were a number of farms, a vineyard, several shopping malls, a metal fabricator, an ice works, high end residential properties, a security alarm company and a motor vehicle servicing shop.

    Voting for Climate Change with their wallets.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    I should have invested in rakes.

  50. Arky

    Monty:
    Will you be happy or sad if there is no evidence of Trump collusion with Russia?

  51. Mother Lode

    Monty is disgusted by Christians, who follow a man found guilty after due process not only by the Sanhedren but by the Roman governor.

    They worship the criminal!

  52. OldOzzie

    Washington Examiner – What does Britain’s government have against Christianity and Christians?

    The government agency charged with overseeing immigration and passports in the United Kingdom has denied asylum to an Iranian Christian convert from Islam, explaining its verdict is based on its assessment that Christianity is not a “peaceful” religion.

    The decision by the Home Office puts the Iranian national’s life in grave danger, as apostasy is punishable by death in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    The applicant’s claim he converted to Christianity because it’s a “peaceful” religion, as opposed to Islam, is “inconsistent” with the violent themes and rhetoric that appear in the Bible, British officials told the asylum-seeker.

    Leviticus, Exodus, Matthew, and Book of Revelation are “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence,” the Home Office explained in its rejection letter, adding Leviticus says specifically, “You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.”

    The letter adds, “These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.”

    Excerpt from a home office reasons for refusal letter for a convert to Christianity. I’ve seen a lot over the years, but even I was genuinely shocked to read this unbelievably offensive diatribe being used to justify a refusal of asylum. pic.twitter.com/R1wA1HMNwH
    — Nathan Stevens (@nathestevens) March 19, 2019

    The rejection notice is not “in accordance” with the department’s usual approach to asylum claims based on religious persecution, a spokesperson for the Home Office told the Independent.

  53. Nick

    From the people who brought you “oh but Cardinal Pell is so innocent, he will be proven so in a court of law” comes the next blockbuster early call, “I haven’t seen the Mueller report yet but I am sure that it completely exonerates my dudes”.

    For you it’s about the side. For the rest of us, it’s about justice.

  54. JC

    Monster

    Stop talking. Just stop. At the very beginning of the Russia Hoax you coming on here telling us how Putin was literally running America. You have absolutely no business offering any opinion on this subject. Zero.

  55. Nick

    As I posted last week, an anti Pell lawyer told me that a r**pist wouldn’t be convicted on the level of evidence that Pell was.

  56. Notafan

    I noticed has been no frothing at the mouth by the usual suspects over Gerard Henderson’s appraisal of Jacinta Arden’s handling of the Christchurch terror attack.

    Happens I think it was cloyingly excessive.

    Clearly it’s not what said but who said it, even if they didn’t.

  57. Notafan

    Monty claimed, back in November 2016, that Trump had been a puppet of the Russians for five years.

  58. John Constantine

    “I mean I know it sounds extreme, but they would have to cull all that farm just to make sure it doesn’t go anywhere else,” he said.

    But he said the farm was “well organised” and it was likely between 150,000 and 200,000 birds would be affected.

    Mr Ahmed said in the event that all chickens were culled, it could take the business up to two years to get back into operation, affecting the supply of eggs to the industry.

    “No other farm would have the capacity to just automatically flick a switch and produce that amount of eggs overnight, so it would have quite a heavy impact on the supply not just here in Victoria, but around Australia,” he said.

    Mr Ahmed said the farm represented roughly 10 per cent of the Victorian egg industry and the contamination scare would likely cause egg prices to by up to 40 cents a dozen.

    He said vets would visit the farm on Monday to better gauge the extent of the spread of the infection.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-23/salmonella-egg-contamination-could-cause-bird-cull

    Quarantine is a serious thing. Right now there are activists dreaming of spreading disease into industrial agricultural animals to finish human use of animals.

    Comrades.

  59. cohenite

    RobK

    #2967650, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Solar threatens to bring down Perth’s power grid

    Daniel MercerThe West Australian

    Saturday, 23 March 2019 2:00AM

    Homes across Perth and WA’s south face widespread blackouts within a few years according to a bombshell report that calls for urgent upgrades to the system to accommodate rocketing levels of renewable energy.

    The Australian Energy Market Operator, which runs the south-west electricity market, said there was now so much solar power flooding into the grid at certain times the system risked becoming “inoperable”.

    Yep, this is the unpredictability of solar; you never know when it’s going to work; demand has to follow it’s erratic output; when there was excess I thought you could bleed the excess up a pole and discharge it into the atmosphere perhaps frying any passing flock of birds. But when it drops too low the whole grid is imperilled. People who advocate renewables really should be horse whipped.

  60. cohenite

    I don’t usually pass on feeds from the internet but I really don’t know what to make of this (warning, if elderly left-wing people of undiscernible gender wearing women’s clothing in public makes you gag don’t click). But seriously this is what a lack of decorum and standards in society leads to:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=563494500800120&set=gm.1259539670871316&type=3&theater&ifg=1

  61. Bruce in WA

    This country is beyond ludicrous. A piece of history, a 250-year-old brass cannon, a family heirloom, is denied entry into Australia as an “item of warfare”. Before allowing it to remain with its rightful owners in Australia, Border Force demand it be rendered innocuous; i.e. holes drilled into it and immovable plugs inserted, totally destroying its historical and antique value.

  62. JC

    Cronkite, your stupid link doesn’t appear to work. Try and and it right next time.

  63. mh

    The Mueller Russia investigation has been the meat and potatos of US late night ‘comedy’ for over two years.

    The viewers that they have left must now realise that the food they were served by the likes of Colbert and Oliver was excrement 💩

  64. Oldozzie:
    From Janet Albrechtsons post –

    A week after the Christchurch terrorist attacks, the grief continues.

    Yes, just like this. Conflated, confused, and coerced.

  65. Confused Old Misfit

    Cronkite, your stupid link doesn’t appear to work.

    Try and and it right next time.

    Are we trying to say “Try and GET it right…”?
    And why do you want to look at pictures of transvestite aged pensioners?
    Kinky, JC!
    Very kinky!

  66. rickw

    Any spark ignition genset can be made to run on wood gas. Manufacturing wood gas is messy(you are getting into prepper mode). Natural Gas, as distributed to households, is easy and clean with no need to store fuel on site. Stale fuel is a pain for stand-by gensets.

    Thanks Rob, just wanted to check contingency options beyond natural gas!

    I was thinking that even the existing ecu could be repurposed to control in a wood gas scenario, instead of control NG into the airstream based on downstream mixture, it would be controlling air into the wood gas stream based on downstream mixture. Same set point, logic just reversed.

    Long term storage of liquid fuel is definitely a problem, all sorts of gums and waxes forming.

  67. cohenite

    Maybe it’s for the best head prefect, the image could sear your sensitive brain to mash; but I’ll try once more:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=563494500800120&set=gm.1259539670871316&type=3&theater&ifg=1

  68. JC

    Misfit

    Let’s keep in mind it was ladyboy who posted the link and talked about it. Sure, I clicked on the link for a laugh. Shut up.

  69. rickw

    Yes, just like this. Conflated, confused, and coerced.

    You don’t want to be seen to be under grieving, thus losing virtue, or getting put up against the wall and shot.

  70. cohenite

    I knew you would head prefect; when I saw the indescribable image I thought of you immediately.

  71. Confused Old Misfit

    Sure, I clicked on the link for a laugh.

    Sure JC, sure 😉
    Pull the other one it’s got the bells on.
    Come on,
    Out of the closet now!

  72. RobK

    Cohenite,
    People who advocate renewables really should be horse whipped.

    The tragedy of the renewables grid is that the subsidies for solar will be increased by funding enabling expenditure, either from general revenue or from consumers generally. This slow insideous ramping up of the cost was known all along but is often portrayed as something new, or worse, as a consequence of coal fired electricity.

  73. Tom

    Whatever else it is — because he uses it strategically to bypass the news media and speak directly to Americans — the US President’s Twitter feed (peace be upon him) is actually a useful alternative news service because it canvasses subjects the media refuses to cover out of spite for Trump. It’s an unofficial outsider’s guide to politics in Washington DC, sort of a remake of Mr Smith Goes to Washington.

    Listen, for example, to the accounts of young non-leftist Americans who were censored and treated like shit by US colleges when they tried to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech. Shameful. That was at the White House signing ceremony this week of an executive order threatening billions of dollars in federal grants for colleges that don’t guarantee unhindered free speech rights for their students — which few do.

  74. bespoke

    That was seriously creepy Winston, each one scared of the consequences if they didn’t show enough grief. And an apt comparison.

  75. Goanna

    Top Ender.
    The memorial to the 13 VC winners in Hobart is good one.
    You will set the cat amongst the pigeons if number 14 is recognised. More ramming will be needed.

    ” The memorial (pictured above) is designed to include soil from the birthplaces of all 13 Tasmanian VC recipients, as well as soil from the battlefields of France, Belgium and South Africa. The rammed earth design of the memorial represents the trenches occupied by the early diggers, and also features sound scape providing information on all the recipients so that they may be remembered and commemorated by future generations.”
    Go to page 30.

    https://www.guybarnett.com.au/files/8513/9157/5319/Our-Heroes-Tasmania-Victoria-Cross-Recipients_3rd.pdf

  76. Tel

    … an executive order threatening billions of dollars in federal grants for colleges that don’t guarantee unhindered free speech rights for their students …

    Hopefully Trump takes one step further and demands that any University accepting students supported by government backed student loans must also fully respect the US Constitution. After all, it’s the US taxpayers on the hook, so constitutional restrictions should apply. The University can always choose to not accept government money if they prefer.

  77. JC

    Tel

    The bigger, richer universities are able to skirt that with their endowments. Some of these endowments are as large as national GDPs.

  78. _Dr Fred Lenin

    Atoms for peace ,I think it came from the French motto of the Royal Family ,”Honi soit qui mal y pense”.which I think means .”evil be to those who think evil “ ,a very old saying , long before socialists and career politicians were invented and the law trade was in its infancy.
    So the literal translation of the papers name is”. Evil be to those “ , the evil bit has a ring to it .
    Bit ofmasochism perhaps .

  79. Arky

    The Russia collusion is the anti- Watergate.
    It is the opposite of Watergate.
    Where Watergate destroyed Nixon and raised partisan hackery to the status of investigative journalism. Collusion will make Trump a two term president and put the final nail into the reputation of journalism.
    There was no Deep Throat, only shallow xunts.

  80. Tom

    Tel, in that White House video, Trump devotes quite a bit of time to foreshadowing more action by his administration to wind back the student loan burden, partly by making colleges responsible for the problem (at the moment, they have no responsibility as it is all met by the government).

    Politically that’s also a useful “one percenter” as he gets the silent majority of college kids studying for a meal ticket on his side.

  81. Tel

    Some of these endowments are as large as national GDPs.

    Doesn’t seem to discourage them slurping the taxpayers tit though does it?

    I’m happy with them using their endowment to offer some combination of scholarships and loans … at their own risk and not government backed.

  82. mh

    Liberty Quote

    There was no Deep Throat, only shallow xunts

  83. vr

    Rachel Maddow reports on Mueller – and CRIES:

    Account suspended. That was quick.

  84. Dr Faustus

    Pelosi and Schumer positioning themselves for the Mueller net coming up without a Trump in it:

    “The Special Counsel’s investigation focused on questions that go to the integrity of our democracy itself: whether foreign powers corruptly interfered in our elections, and whether unlawful means were used to hinder that investigation. The American people have a right to the truth.”

    Based on the fact that he brought charges against Russians, it is fairly likely that his report will find “foreign powers corruptly interfered in our elections“. Nancy and Chuck are hoping to be able to tippy toe away from the wreckage of the democratic process claiming a win.

  85. dopey

    Winx at $1.04 if you’re game.

  86. dover_beach

    Christianity is the soul of Western civilization, and when the soul is gone the body putrefies. What is at stake is not the external profession of Christianity, but the inner bond which holds society together, which links man to man and the order of state to the order of nature.
    – Christopher Dawson.

    Amen.

  87. _Dr Fred Lenin

    The confidentiality clause in muellers report is there to cover muellers ass , he knew damned well there was no Russian connection,but undertook the inquiry to cover himself and the other crooks in the FBI and the crooked clintons . The whole bullshit thing was got up out of juvenile pique the kids of the decromats were o[pissed off someone had taken their toys .
    In a just world the $40 million cost should be paid by mueller and every sitting decromat politican ,failure to pay should incur jail time , a fine five times the cost of the false inquiry should also be imposed on the samd gang , frivolous complaints like this should cost the complaianant for their malice .
    If I were advising Trump I would urge a thorough investigstion of the FBI,DOJ ,CIA during the obama regime then obama and the clintons next,pick them off one at a time and put them on national telly to expose the swamp corruption . Venezuela would be full of leftist US“refugees” enjoying socialism .

  88. dover_beach

    There is no doubt about it, given the exaggerations of the child sex abuse scandals, AGW, Russia- Trump collusion, Pell’s trial, and so on, that very large parts of the academic-media-policy complex are biased and corrupt almost beyond repair.

  89. Jumpnmcar

    I’ve been following the nature of cyclones ( amateur ) since I was a kid and, given the wind, rain and barometric data this TC Trevor is the weakest Cat 4 I’ve ever seen.

    Have the BOM changed the category thresholds when I wasn’t looking ?

  90. Snoopy

    C.L.
    #2967749, posted on March 23, 2019 at 2:43 pm
    Victor Davis Hanson: Autopsy of a Dead Coup.

    Read it.

  91. Snoopy

    Have the BOM changed the category thresholds when I wasn’t looking ?

    No they estimate shit up.

  92. Oh come on

    LOL at you lot declaring victory already. Wait until we see the report before making that call.

    LOL m0nty has spent the last two years declaring victory. Now he’s telling us to wait until we see the report!

    It’s a nothingburger. Just as many here said. m0nty’s just starting to realise it.

  93. Oh come on

    I’ll have to find that m0nty comment from late last year when he said Trump, his family and his administration was corrupt from top to bottom and Mueller would expose it all.

  94. Beachcomber

    dover_beach at 3:06 pm

    …… that very large parts of the academic-media-policy complex are biased and corrupt almost beyond repair.

    It’s all corrupt DB and there are no democratic means by which it can be repaired. Do you see any anger or even any unease or disquiet amongst the media-medicated proles? We are on the way to Venezuela and there will be no return to where we once were.

  95. Entropy

    I’ve been following the nature of cyclones ( amateur ) since I was a kid and, given the wind, rain and barometric data this TC Trevor is the weakest Cat 4 I’ve ever seen.

    It is an extremely isolated patch of country, except for the centre of WA probably the most isolated. There are useful met stations reporting there.
    That said, I really think it is past time BoM focused s bit more on observations. A bit of cash renting a Boeing (i here rates are good for a 737 max8) and sending it through the eye of some of these coral sea storms to get some decent observations would be a good idea. I am not sure the Dvorak model really gets the largish water spouts we have in comparison to real hurricanes and typhoons. It needs a spot of calibrating for our waters.

    Anyhoo, regarding SZtC Trevi, I wonder how much flooding SWQ will get out of it. The channels are only starting to go down fine from last month’s monsoon.

  96. Entropy

    Few useful met stations.

  97. Jumpnmcar

    Snoopy
    The thing ran over Mornington Island at 996ish and max gusts of 55 knots.
    Even 10 years ago that’s a Cat 1, just.
    That’s not overestimating, it’s already happened.

  98. Tintarella di Luna

    Mother Lode
    #2967684, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you Mother Lode it was very pleasing to read your comment. I have never watched The Reject -ignoramuses give me nauseas so thanks for the ScoMo – Squalid commentary — yes any conservative politician worth their salt should ignore the question and talk directly to the audience – small as that might be – truth telling can be woke-making though ScoMo and truth may not be such comfortable bedfellows.

  99. stackja

    Sarah Sanders
    ‏Verified account
    @PressSec
    The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.
    2:16 PM – 22 Mar 2019

  100. Snoopy

    very large parts of the academic-media-policy complex are biased and corrupt almost beyond repair.

    RMIT ABC Fact Check
    Syd Uni’s US Studies Centre/ABC’s Planet America

    All taxpayer funded.

  101. rickw

    Namibia looks like a great safari destination

    Friends of mine have been there twice, they think it’s fantastic.

  102. Steve trickler

    A worthy soundtrack to be played at an imaginary bar, now being frequented from a lot of MSM pundits; ordering stiff drinks to soothe their soul from all things, Mueller.



  103. _Dr Fred Lenin

    If there had been the slightest contact with Russians by Trump The criminal mueller would have leaked it to the communist media , they are so desparate to get rid of Trump before he sets the dogs on them .
    Every one of them has committed a crime and is totally corrupt and they know it, and they fear total exposure and retribution and the elimination of the criminal government edifice they have created.
    Desparate crims do desparate things ,jail time is not nice ,and loss of the fortune you have gained by criminal means .

  104. Beachcomber

    Christianity is the soul of Western civilization, and when the soul is gone the body putrefies.

    An empirical fact which can be observed every day as the putrefaction continues.

  105. stackja

    March for Life
    Verified account
    @March_for_Life

    A 13 year old can have an abortion w/out her parents because abortion is ‘no big deal’.

    A 13 year old cannot see a movie showing an abortion w/out her parents because it is a violent act.

    🤔 @UnplannedMovie

  106. BrettW

    In past few days have discussed NZ shooting and mentioned banning of Jordan Peterson books.

    The three people I mentioned it to were a barrister, patent attorney and a bank executive.

    None had heard of Jordan Peterson. The bank guy had never heard of the Qld Uni computer room / freedom of speach case either.

    I have set them straight but it shows how the majority of the public do not follow the news.

    I have another contact, a Qld Government employee, who a few weeks ago when discussing his dislike for Trump said it was because of his Russian collusion. I did not bother even trying to contradict him. Just waiting for full report !

  107. Nick

    My predictions: the Left will suddenly say that Federal investigations are a a waste of taxpayer money, particularly when the question of the Clintons’ capers, is raised.

  108. OldOzzie

    Prodigal politician Mark Latham set for return after 14-year absence

    Mark Latham is extremely likely to win a seat in the NSW upper house today and return to public office after a 14 year absence.

    The former federal Labor leader is running under Pauline Hanson’s One Nation — a populist right wing party which is reportedly polling an underlying primary vote of 6 per cent.

    Half of the 42 seats of the Legislative Council are up for grabs today for an eight year term, with 346 candidates spread across 21 columns on the ballot paper.

    The quota to win a seat is 4.55 per cent of the primary vote – or just over 200,000 votes – but the optional preferential voting system means minor parties can get voted in with less than these numbers.

    With One Nation polling at 6 per cent, a senior Liberal source said Mr Latham was a shoe in.

    “Latham is guaranteed to get in, and with preferences One Nation could even pick up a second seat,” they said.

    “The Shooters are guaranteed a spot and David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats has a chance too.”

    Mr Leyonhjelm resigned from federal parliament to contest today’s election and is basing his campaign around removing “nanny state issues” like red tape, liquor licencing and lockout laws.

    The Liberal/Nationals have 11 MPs in the upper house up for re-election today thanks to their landslide victory in 2011, and with polls deadlocked at 50-50 the Coalition are already resigned to losing Liberal MP Peter Phelps.

    “Our ninth spot (on the ballot) is unwinnable, and it’s held at the moment by Peter Phelps,” the Liberal source said.

    Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Mark Banasiak is expected to win a seat and join his party leader Robert Borsak in the chamber, who is up for re-election in 2023.

    Meanwhile independent Jeremy Buckingham is a long shot to retain his seat, as is Christian Democrats member Paul Green.

    Labor could also pick up a seat or two today and the Greens could lose one.

    Latham 1, Leyonhjelm 2, then Australian Conservatives, Christian Demccrats, PHON, Liberal Democrats, 3 at a time and finally out to 83 last 15 for Liberal/Nationals )Pity the poor bastard that has to count that tablecloth) and no votes for Shooters because

    DECEMBER 2 2018 – 3:30PM
    Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party call for coal seam gas mining halt

    The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party want a moratorium on coal seam gas mining.

    Dubbo SFF candidate Lara Quealy said her party’s position on coal seam gas has been crystal clear for many years.

    “We oppose any new coal seam gas exploration until the 16 recommendations of the NSW Chief Scientist are met,” she said.

    “We support the ban on coal seam gas exploration on prime agricultural land and anywhere water supply could be threatened.

  109. stackja

    C.L.
    #2967749, posted on March 23, 2019 at 2:43 pm
    Victor Davis Hanson: Autopsy of a Dead Coup.

    MSM cheered the ‘Coup’
    MSM cheered:

    Seven Days in May is a political thriller novel by Charles W. Bailey II and Fletcher Knebel, first published in hardcover by Harper & Row in 1962. The plot concerns an attempted military coup in the United States. Wikipedia
    Originally published: 1962

  110. Oh come on

    Nick, I suspect Mueller will be friendless very quickly. m0nty and his ilk will begin to insist that the Mueller investigation was biased in favour of Trump, that it withheld the good oil and so on. They’ll probably start making a big stink over the fact Mueller’s a registered Republican. And they’ll demand the Dem-controlled HoR investigations are the only ‘non-partisan’ and reliable probes.

  111. Tom

    Posted above by CL:

    I hope Victor Davis Hanson’s landmark commentary on the biggest story in American political history — bigger even in its ramifications than the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy — is given its own post here:

    Autopsy of a dead coup
    … not thugs in sunglasses and epaulettes, not oligarchs in private jets, not shaggy would-be Marxists, but sanctimonious arrogant bureaucrats in suits and ties used their government agencies to seek to overturn the 2016 election, abort a presidency, and subvert the U.S. Constitution. And they did all that and more on the premise that they were our moral superiors and had uniquely divine rights to destroy a presidency that they loathed.

  112. OldOzzie

    Steve trickler
    #2967776, posted on March 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    A worthy soundtrack to be played at an imaginary bar, now being frequented from a lot of MSM pundits; ordering stiff drinks to soothe their soul from all things, Mueller.

    Steve,

    thanks for that – soothing – and just about to open the bar with a G & T whilst wtaching further replays of Fox Sports last weeks F1 GP Melbourne followed by a Glass of 1998 Parsons Flat Shiraz – Cabernet

  113. Tintarella di Luna

    Mueller is going to become the most hated man in America. I almost feel sorry for him.

    Cheer up Trump might save him and send him out here as US ambassador to Australia — is the position still vacant? I haven’t checked lately

  114. Steve trickler

    Old Ozzie. Cheers.

    Have a laugh one your second G @ T. 😎



    The skill set with all the above is impressive.

  115. Colonel Crispin Berka, King's Fusiliers Corps.

    Winston Smith #2967723, 1:48 pm
    Yes, just like this. Conflated, confused, and coerced.

    You don’t want to be seen to be under grieving, thus losing virtue, or getting put up against the wall and shot.

    I’m not so sure. Okay there may be some element of that coercion in the uniformed ones.
    You may also be underestimating just how brainwashed the typical North Korean people are. Remember, it’s not a lie if you really believe it. They really are taught of the dear leader as a living deity, as a father figure, with the whole fate of the country depending on him.
    I haven’t looked for a written account, but maybe try this video of Yeon-mi Park talking about North Korea [40 mins]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhNaxabpPlQ They have to go through a reorientation and deprogramming recovery period after they get out, much like a religious cult.
    Long before their bellies growl they are starved of the truth.

  116. feelthebern

    It’s been a sublime days racing so far.
    Unfortunately it will now be spoiled with the worst race in Oz, the Golden Slipper.

  117. rickw

    The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party want a moratorium on coal seam gas mining.

    Dubbo SFF candidate Lara Quealy said her party’s position on coal seam gas has been crystal clear for many years.

    “We oppose any new coal seam gas exploration until the 16 recommendations of the NSW Chief Scientist are met,” she said.
    “We support the ban on coal seam gas exploration on prime agricultural land and anywhere water supply could be threatened.

    They want firearm and fishing policy to be based on fact rather than opinion and propaganda, they need to apply this approach in other areas as well.

  118. OldOzzie

    Steve trickler
    #2967790, posted on March 23, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Old Ozzie. Cheers.

    Steve,

    thanke, like Flamenco Guitar and Comedy

    Really like Flamenco Dancing

    CARMEN by Antonio Gades & Carlos Saura | Teatro Real de Madrid

  119. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2967794, posted on March 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    It’s been a sublime days racing so far.
    Unfortunately it will now be spoiled with the worst race in Oz, the Golden Slipper.

    Anticlimax! Who cares? Punters probably gone off to vote!

  120. mh

    Have the BOM changed the category thresholds when I wasn’t looking ?

    Yes.
    Cat 1 Not good for BBQs
    Cat 2 Wind gusts that may blow hat away if you’re not careful
    Cat 3 Good drying day for the washing
    Cat 4 Shouldn’t have gone out in the tinny
    Cat 5 Beware falling branches

  121. Makka

    mOron : Wussia!!!!! Wussia!!! Wussia!! Mueller!!! Nothingburger…. errrrr… head explosion. Lol. Better than election night.

  122. bespoke

    The swamp is still large and unaccountable I don’t see we will see a cleansing because both party’s are complicit.

  123. lotocoti

    Saturday Arvo CatQuiz.
    Who said:
    Trump is guilty of monstrous crimes, the proof exists, and Mueller has it.

  124. struth

    Monty is away right now, on his lefty sites to find out what his response to this Mueller report will be.
    He can’t tell us yet, because he hasn’t been told.

    The bullshit to denounce this will be monumental, you can bet that.
    There won’t be a sorry we got it wrong, it was a set up, or anything like it.

    Lefties don’t accept losing.
    1200 people can die at sea due to their fake virtue signalling, and that’s just “shit happens”

  125. Empire 5:5

    I hope Victor Davis Hanson’s landmark commentary on the biggest story in American political history — bigger even in its ramifications than the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy — is given its own post here:

    It’s a nice digestible summary of what has happened and worth reading, but VDH fails to ask to most important question: who authorised, funded and ran cover for the operation?

    We’ve hardly scratched the surface. This a great movie. As the plot unfolds, the pain is ratcheted up for the NPCs. It’s a glorious thing to see them suffer. It reminds us all that lying has consequences.

  126. Dover Beach:

    There is no doubt about it, given the exaggerations of the child sex abuse scandals, AGW, Russia- Trump collusion, Pell’s trial, and so on, that very large parts of the academic-media-policy complex are biased and corrupt almost beyond repair.

    The rot doesn’t stop there, though.

  127. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed. There are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history, marking the first occasion in which U.S. government bureaucrats sought to overturn an election and to remove a sitting U.S. president.

    in any sane country these bureaucrats would be charged with treason and executed

  128. struth

    Bom or Bum Cyclone categories.

    Cat 1
    My dog’s fart
    Cat 2
    My fart after a night of rissoles, wine and cabbage

    Cat 3
    Monty’s fart

    Cat 4
    Monty’s fart after a night on the red, rissoles and cabbage

    Cat 5
    Monty’s fart after hearing Mueller’s got diddly squat after two years, with corresponding follow through which is a true natural disaster.

  129. Tom

    It’s been a sublime days racing so far.
    Unfortunately it will now be spoiled with the worst race in Oz, the Golden Slipper.

    Have to agree, Bern. Whose idea was it to let the two-year-olds loose on the grown-ups’ big day out?

  130. stackja

    lotocoti
    #2967802, posted on March 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Sergeant “I know nothing, nothing!” Schulz ?

  131. Old School Conservative

    VDH certainly writes with precision and venom.
    Thanks CL, a great read.

  132. Pete of Perth

    Things have changed. BBC real men series 2013. Saturation Diving

  133. Top Ender

    Goanna, if Sheean gets a VC I guess there will need to be a little vial of water added to the Hobart memorial, seeing as he is with the wreck of HMAS Armidale.

    The ship has never been found. Lies somewhere south of Timor.

  134. Bruce

    Shy Ted: So I’m off to the USA, first time. Cruise the Caribbean from Miami then I have another week to indulge myself. Cats, any suggestions for that week in April? I like spectacular scenery and such things. Ta.

    Take a drive up through through the Old South, some Civil War battlefields and memorials, and really nice general scenery. Tennessee has good stuff to offer, and not just in old Nashville. Depending on your port of departure and thus time window, Pennsylvania has a wide variety of scenery, terrain, history and so forth. Lots of good stuff in between. Think of it as a quick recce for a return bout.

  135. stackja

    Tom
    #2967808, posted on March 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    From 2009 to 2014 the race is held on the first Saturday in April. In 2008 it was held in mid-April – four weeks after Easter in March. Prior to 2008, the race was held on the Saturday before Good Friday in conjunction with a series of races known as the Golden Slipper Carnival.

    Today Golden Slipper got a Winx and nod.

  136. Tintarella di Luna

    So the Meuller investigation looks like having a Hollow Men finish ending not with a bang but a whimper –

  137. C.L.

    All Mohammedanism, all the time …
    Daily Mail fetishising New Zealand policewoman for wearing “powerful” head-scarf.
    That would be the head-scarf Muslim men demand women wear to symbolise their inferiority.
    Of course, the Daily Mail would also have been satisfied with Jacinda Ardern bending over.
    —–
    Meet the semi-automatic rifle-wielding female police officer whose powerful image went viral after she was seen wearing the Islamic garb and a rose after the Christchurch massacre.
    —–
    I’m not an expert on tactical weapons but I’m pretty sure that’s not how professionals hold them.

  138. Lilliana

    Mother Lode
    #2967684, posted on March 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm
    A very good review.
    In hindsight my assessment of Morrison was a bit harsh. I let my dislike of the pretentious pontificating brat get the better of me.

  139. Des Deskperson

    This ‘open letter’:

    http://honesthistory.net.au/wp/opposition-to-war-memorials-498-million-extensions-grows-more-than-80-distinguished-australians-sign-letter/

    opposing the Australian War Memorials $498 million extensions has been signed by ‘more than 80 distinguished Australians’. According to the luminaries:

    “The Australian War Memorial’s $498 million extensions should not proceed. They cannot be justified, they show the Memorial is being given preference over other national institutions, and the money could be better spent.

    The Memorial Director, Dr Brendan Nelson, touts the Memorial as telling ‘our story’. The Memorial should be revered, but Australia has many stories and Dr Nelson’s excessive veneration of the Anzac story denies the richness of our history.’

    I don’t much care for the AWM and I am not unsympathetic to the argument that other national institutions might better deserve the money. On the other hand, the signatories are pretty much a personnel directory of Australia’s bourgeois progressive intellectual and para-intellectual tax/grant hoovers with a particular agenda for this country. They include:

    Alison Broinowski AM, former diplomat and author
    Richard Broinowski, former Australian Ambassador to South Korea, Vietnam and Mexico, author
    Richard Butler AC, former Australian Ambassador
    Peter Cochrane FAHA, historian
    Paul Daley, author, journalist, multiple Walkley Award winner
    Richard Flanagan, writer, winner of the Man Booker Prize
    Thomas Keneally AO, novelist and sometime historian
    Tony Kevin, Emeritus Fellow Australian National University, author, former Australian Ambassador to Poland and Cambodia
    Marilyn Lake AO FAHA FASSA, Professorial Fellow in History, University of Melbourne
    Carmen Lawrence, Professor Emeritus and Senior Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia
    Stuart Macintyre AO FAHA FASSA, Emeritus Professor, School of History, University of Melbourne
    John Menadue AO, former Secretary of four Australian government departments
    Henry Reynolds FAHA FASSA, historian, Honorary Research Professor, University of Tasmania
    Jeff Sparrow, editor, writer and broadcaster
    Gillian Triggs, former President, Australian Human Rights Commission
    Sue Wareham OAM, President, Medical Association for Prevention of War
    Don Watson, author

    Flanagan is typical. According to the Canberra Times: ‘Richard Flanagan has previously warned against the growing militarisation of Australia’s national memory and questioned the war memorial’s expansion in Canberra, asking whether the project’s funding would be better spent on a world-class national museum honouring 60,000 years of Indigenous history.’

    The list also includes:
    Brendon Kelson, former Director, Australian War Memorial
    Michael McKernan, historian, former Deputy Director, Australian War Memorial,

    both of whom left the AWM in controversial circumstances in the early nineties, amid claims of bullying and counter claims that they were both scapegoated.

  140. 1735099

    The NSW upper house with Latham on board…..

  141. Tom

    Laughed — in fact, guffawed — out loud, Struth at 4.19pm.

  142. Mother Lode

    Much appreciated, Tints.

  143. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Who said:
    Trump is guilty of monstrous crimes, the proof exists, and Mueller has it.

    I know! I know! pick me! pick me! I know! I know!

  144. Infidel Tiger

    James Cummings quinellas The Slipper.

  145. _Dr Fred Lenin

    Mueller will be unpopular with his communist compatriots for not finding something that isnt there,no excuses accepted by the left kids ,perhaps Donald could turn him and get him to give States evidence of the corruption ,then put him in witness protection . Of course once he served his purpose one of his FBI colleagues could divulge his where abouts to the mafia hit man the clintons paid to nail him , paid for from the Cayman Islands foundation account .
    There is a lot of criminal money in the Caymans and rentseekers from the renewable scam is there mo doubt . Aussie climateers money? Be interesting to gind out who had cash there .

  146. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2967824, posted on March 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    James Cummings quinellas The Slipper.

    First was at $33?

  147. JC

    That would be the head-scarf Muslim men demand women wear to symbolise their inferiority.
    Of course, the Daily Mail would also have been satisfied with Jacinda Ardern bending over.

    Yea, but I’ve always found that sort of headscarf on a good looking woman very, very alluring… Not Ahern, but the female pretend cop is on the okay looking side and she kind of looks good “inside” it.

  148. Tintarella di Luna

    Des Deskperson
    #2967818, posted on March 23, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    This ‘open letter’:

    http://honesthistory.net.au/wp/opposition-to-war-memorials-498-million-extensions-grows-more-than-80-distinguished-australians-sign-letter/

    That list includes Lawrence of Amnesia, Kitchen-table speech-nazi Gillian Triggs and the leftist loon Jeff Sparrow – dear God in heaven such dullards

  149. mh

    The children are now throwing around the toys

    Bill Maher: ‘I don’t need a Mueller report’ to know that Trump is a ‘traitor’

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bill-maher-i-dont-need-a-mueller-report-to-know-that-trump-is-a-traitor

  150. Top Ender

    Richard Flanagan: “a world-class national museum honouring 60,000 years of Indigenous history”

    What a silly virtue-signalling idea.

    What would be in it?

    Given aboriginal Australia did not:

    – use metal artefacts

    – build stone or even wooden houses which left remains

    – create various objects which could be displayed: weapons, clocks, (portable) paintings, clothes, furniture etc etc

    Any such museum would have nothing to show.

  151. Anyone got a link to what Constable Michelle Evans’ father thinks of his little girl’s groovy new uniform accessory?

  152. stackja

    Brendan Nelson opposes AWM expansion?

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Any such museum would have nothing to show.

    You overlook the technological equivalence of a boomerang and Concorde.

  154. Nick

    Richard Flanagan: “a world-class national museum honouring 60,000 years of Indigenous history”

    Paris has one, the Musee Nignog at Quay Branly. It’s Le boring, dour floors of spears and fertility carvings.

  155. JC

    Trump’s Fed pick.

    Stephan Moore. He’d be like a fox with a brood of hens.

    Moore grew up in New Trier Township, Illinois. He attended Saints Faith Hope & Charity School in Winnetka and graduated from New Trier High School in 1978. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and an M.A. from George Mason University in economics.

  156. calli

    Monty is away right now, on his lefty sites to find out what his response to this Mueller report will be.
    He can’t tell us yet, because he hasn’t been told.

    I fear that is very close to the mark. Terribly sad.

  157. struth

    I remember some Luminaries asking for a certain socialist to come and visit Australia to give us Ideas.
    From Venezuela!

    The problem with being called a luminary, or distinguished, is who’s doing the calling.
    When an academic describes another academic a luminary, we can safely dismiss this as mutual masturbation and insulated arrogance.

    That list is nothing more than a who’s who of people on the taxpayers teat, and sick parasites and public servants of the worst character, who should never have been given a cent.

    Please tell me what’s distinguished about just a few I’ll pick out.

    Paul Daley, author, journalist, multiple Walkley Award winner

    Thomas Keneally AO, novelist and sometime historian

    Carmen Lawrence, Professor Emeritus and Senior Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

    After that one I shouldn’t need to go on, especially.

    Jeff Sparrow, editor, writer and broadcaster

    And of course

    Gillian Triggs, former President, Australian Human Rights Commission

    Really I could have just put them all in.

    Who knew being an anti western racist old tax hoover who gives her own kids away because they’re disabled and wants control of what is said in the kitchens of Australia, could be a distinguished Australian.

    Truth is most of these useless oxygen thieves are distinguishable, not distinguished, and all for the wrong reasons.
    FOAD.
    We, the ordinary Australians believe you hold no extra sway due to being pampered tax hoovers all your lives.

  158. Pedro the Ignorant

    Brendan Nelson opposes AWM expansion?

    stackja 4.53.

    Nope. Different bloke. Brendon Kelson.

    Anti war former director of the AWM back in the 90’s. He has been whinging about money being spent on the Memorial forever.

    From the SMH (yes, I know)

  159. josh

    Three games into the AFL season and CH7’s rule changes have produced games of 23, 19, 21 goals.

    Fewer than last years record low and a world away from the 30 goal per game dream.

    Still early days though.

  160. struth

    Bill Maher: ‘I don’t need a Mueller report’ to know that Trump is a ‘traitor’

    See the thing is, you actually do need evidence.
    So Yes you do Bill.
    Magical lefty think is not enough.
    Saying it does not make it so.

  161. Nick

    Bill Maher: ‘I don’t need a Mueller report’ to know that Trump is a ‘traitor’

    Wait till the evidence about Hillary comes to light, if ever.

  162. stackja

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2967842, posted on March 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm
    Brendan Nelson opposes AWM expansion?

    stackja 4.53.

    Nope. Different bloke. Brendon Kelson.

    Anti war former director of the AWM back in the 90’s. He has been whinging about money being spent on the Memorial forever.

    Never heard of him. Who appointed him?
    Macintyre

    While a postgraduate student at Monash in the early 1970s, Macintyre joined the Left Tendency faction of the Communist Party of Australia, this faction being particularly strong at that campus. His CPA membership lapsed while he was studying in the United Kingdom, and on returning to Australia he joined the Australian Labor Party. He now considers himself to be a democratic socialist. As an historian he identifies with the tradition of labour historians, such as Henry Pelling, who was his doctoral supervisor in Britain.

  163. Isumbras

    JC,
    Couple of decades since I was in Namibia, but I concur with that article. Plenty to see in Namibia… second largest canyon in the world, Skeleton Coast and so forth… just give the %$#$% petrified forest a miss…. As a game park Etosha is excellent. Highly recommend. You won’t see the big 5 as readily as Kenyan Parks but even seeing Zebra against that huge salt pan is …well. If I recall there were 3 big camps in the park ( 80km apart?) including the main one with an arresting main building resembling a French Foreign Legion Fort (Legit..German colony days) good restaurant included. One of the camps has a waterhole you can sit at and watch the game come in for a drink (behind a fence) while you have a drink. While in the neighbourhood the Okavango Delta next door in Botswana also worth a look. Arguably the safest two countries in Africa for tourists today

  164. Overburdened

    Hats off to Tayla Harris.
    My type of female.
    Handled the children well last week.
    Muscled up for a gal.
    Gave a good account of herself ion the paddock today.
    The league is a blight on the once proud game until they’re running out against the blokes.
    When they do I they won’t look much like the gals running around at the moment.
    Unless they bring in size restrictions for the blokes.

    As an aside, all the gals I see at games or in company when a game is on a screen have agreed to stop slut-shaming the blokes.
    I have felt uncomfortable and sought out safe spaces when the ladies start guffawing about blokes’ packages and what a nice arse he has, as well as sundry remarks about legs arms chest back.
    I have noticed the gals rarely if ever talk about his face, unless he looks something like a bloke that was on a team I played for.
    We used to call him Hollywood. Especially back in the days of tiny shorts.

  165. lotocoti

    Any such museum would have nothing to show.

    Are you kidding?
    The Museum of Sticks would add eleventy billion dollars to the economy just from merchandising.

  166. JC

    Thanks Isumbras

    I’m toying with something like that for 2020/21 “outing”. But I’m not going unless I have access to a gun. 🙂 I’m not going to get eaten alive on a holiday. That would ruin it.

  167. Frank

    Namibia looks like a great safari destination

    Family members that are old African hands agree wholeheartedly. The place is not a basket case which helps.

  168. calli

    Bill Maher: ‘I don’t need a Mueller report’ to know that Trump is a ‘traitor’

    He just knows.

    It’s like…the vibe, man.

  169. Pedro the Ignorant

    Hohohoho.

    Look what happens just because I moved from Kalgoorlie Boulder. Turned into wowsers.

    Off duty skimpy barmaid refused service at the bottle-o because she was dressed too “provocatively”.

    That would be considered over dressed at Diggers and Dealers.

    “Skimpy” Barmaid.

  170. stackja

    Aust Conservatives (@AuConservatives) tweeted at 8:29 pm on Fri., Mar. 22, 2019:
    Conservative Party leader @CoryBernardi says last Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack was a barbarous act, made all the more heinous because it was perpetrated on people in their place of worship. But the political and media response has been nothing less than appalling. #auspol

    Who knew this? AC don’t get traction!

  171. Helen

    What would be in it?

    A bent stick, a hollow stick and a straight stick!

  172. calli

    Shy Ted was wondering about a destination in the US for the “natural beauty” enthusiast.

    You’re spoiled for choice, but I’d hop on a plane over to Arizona. Make somewhere near Sedona your base and have a good look around.

    Take your best camera and tripod.

  173. duncanm

    Alison Broinowski, Richard Broinowski

    Why are those two knuts at the head of every list of idiocy ?

  174. JC

    Barrons two top stories this week.

    The Yield Curve Just Inverted. That’s Not as Scary as You Think.

    A key recession indicator has started to flash red for the first time since 2007. But it may not spell trouble for the economy—at least not yet.

    The Fed Admits the Markets Were Right

    In an uncanny replay of what happened three years ago, Federal Reserve officials have been forced to revise their outlook on where the economy is going

    Again, Trump was right. The Fed made a big mistake.

  175. MatrixTransform

    The Yield Curve Just Inverted

    the countdown begins

  176. Frank

    Pedro the Ignorant.

    From the caption to the photos in that article.

    Kalgoorlie tradition: Skimpy barmaids “Malibu” and “Tori” working at Diggers and Dealers in 2016

    Delightful pair of ladies, one wonders if they were christened with those names.

  177. rickw

    Richard Flanagan: “a world-class national museum honouring 60,000 years of Indigenous history”

    60,000 years without managing to set one stone upon another is a little hard to make exciting.

  178. rickw

    Off duty skimpy barmaid refused service at the bottle-o because she was dressed too “provocatively”.

    How does a sharia compliant bottle shop work?

  179. JC

    I think it’s okay, Maxi .. as long as the Fed is very very careful. Ironically they could lower rates and ease policy this year, but that’s a really outside bet surprise.

  180. Des Deskperson

    ‘Truth is most of these useless oxygen thieves are distinguishable, not distinguished, and all for the wrong reasons.’

    They are a bunch, aren’t they?

    Alison Broinowski: argued that the Bali bombings were partially the result of Australians behaving badly in Indonesia

    Richard Broinowski: google ‘Broinowski Scoble’ .

    Tony Kevin: check out what the Wilson family thought about his competence as Ambassador to Cambodia after their son David was kidnapped and murdered there

    Richard Butler: doesn’t, for some reason, mention his rather short lived governorship of Tasmania

    Henry Reynolds: google ‘Henry Reynolds mistakes’

    Don Watson: apple-polishing contemporary of mine at Latrobe Uni.

  181. Atoms for Peace

    With our energy policy, we are headed down the path of making this whole country a museum. Who needs to spend more money on that?

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Just clicked on C.L.’s link about the NZ chicky cop wearing a sheet. A number of issues present themselves here:

    1. When not in uniform she does look exceptionally tidy. This is true of police chicks everywhere – not that they’re all tidy, but that the uniform is known universally, and accurately by male coppers everywhere as ‘the 30 pound arse suit’;
    2. She is wearing the increasingly traditional surrender sheet; and

    3. Said sheet is apparently made by Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein.

    Whoever assessed this at CK as a marketing opportunity is nothing short of a genius. Surrenbder chicks all over the globe will be flocking to get one at any price.

    Can’t see much demand for CK sheets in NW Syria though. Any blood stained, shit-soaked rag ripped from a dying ISIS muppet will do

    Expect to see a cavalcade of surrender sheets at the next Hollywood event. The plebs and Honi Soit editors will have to make do with the K Mart ones.

  183. Pedro the Ignorant

    Lots of third and fourth generation Italians, hard bitten mining types, (that’s the gals), bearded bogans with a jet ski and a a Harley in the garage, tribal aborigines, and EU backpackers make their homes in Kal.

    None are too keen on sharia law, methinks.

    Hi vis burkas are not a good look.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh God.

    Not only was there a typo, but I neglected to place a full stop at the end of a sentence.

    My apologies, Nota. Hypocrisy writ large on my part.

  185. Top Ender

    Richard Butler: doesn’t, for some reason, mention his rather short lived governorship of Tasmania

    Imre Salusinszky wrote a great piece on Butler, who was so crazed in his governorship he had to be given the boot, almost. His wife spent up big; they did all sorts of things to demean the office, and eventually Butler resigned.

    It was a hilarious piece of writing in The Australian. From memory Butler was called “McButler” and was depicted as a sort of mad Scottish tyrant.

  186. Overburdened

    Steve S
    Thank you.

    In fantasy land I would be the bald guy with the mullet (except I have hair and am particularly more weatherbeaten) in the background noodling away while others do the heavy lifting- the rhythm guitarists dream.

    I’m not good enough anyway.

    Thanks again

  187. cohenite

    Yea, but I’ve always found that sort of headscarf on a good looking woman very, very alluring… Not Ahern, but the female pretend cop is on the okay looking side and she kind of looks good “inside” it.

    How are you with these head prefect.

  188. I would like to see the NSW greens preserved.

    In a vacuum jar.

  189. dover_beach

    I actually prefer the NZ lady with a scarf, it adds some dignity which is lacking in her usual clothing.

  190. Oh come on

    There are two strategies the left could use to deal with the Mueller disappointment:

    1) try to claim some insignificant finding(s) contained in the report are evidence of shocking, shocking criminality – ‘OMG! Trump’s former limo driver who’s been dead for twenty years didn’t pay a parking ticket issued in 1984!’

    2) try to claim the investigation was deeply flawed and in the tank for Trump, Mueller’s a Trump patsy and so on

  191. JC

    Cronkers, how about this.

    After the recent post upthread where you linked to some old codger trannies on some perverted Facebook site you found, how about this? How about I post ways I think some sheilas can be more alluring to the fellas and you stick to old folk trannie hunting on Facebook?

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Alison Broinowski, Richard Broinowski

    Pronounced “brown-nose-ski”.

  193. Oh come on

    You know what is going to yield endless laughs? Google the following – site:catallaxyfiles.com m0nty Mueller

    Who can find and post m0nty’s most boneheaded take on the Mueller investigation over the past two years? There is so much material to work with.

  194. Overburdened

    That’d be SteveT

  195. JC

    I actually prefer the NZ lady with a scarf, it adds some dignity which is lacking in her usual clothing.

    See cronkers, someone else also finds the pretend cop mysteriously seductive in the head scarf contraption. You’re such a glass is half empty ladyboy. Be like me and always look for an upside.

  196. Overburdened

    Re the voting thing
    No one in their right mind would vote for any party that had some of their spruikers where I voted as their representative.

  197. bespoke

    So Butler being an obnoxious demigod shows what a republic with them in charge would be.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    Alison Broinowski: argued that the Bali bombings were partially the result of Australians behaving badly in Indonesia.

    I think it went something like “the air is thick with jagged ‘strine and cigarette smoke.”
    Of course, only the “right Australians” should be permitted to represent us overseas, lest we spark bloodthirsty responses from the otherwise peacable natives of foreign lands.

  199. Oh come on

    I expect the crazed Zoe Daniels is part way through a major nervous breakdown and is currently confined to a padded cell for the protection of herself and others.

    All of those wacky articles she wrote about the Mueller investigation that were dripping with m0ntyesque presumptions can’t be unwritten.

  200. 1735099

    1) try to claim some insignificant finding(s) contained in the report are evidence of shocking, shocking criminality – ‘OMG! Trump’s former limo driver who’s been dead for twenty years didn’t pay a parking ticket issued in 1984!’

    Unnecessary.
    Simply listing the Trump associates who have been indicted on either criminal or civil counts is significant enough for sane individuals.
    So far, Mueller’s team has charged eight Americans once affiliated with Trump’s campaign or administration, namely Stone, Manafort, Cohen, Sam Patten, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn.
    Then, of course, there’s the 13 Russian nationals, 12 Russian intelligence officers, and three Russian companies.

  201. Nick

    Monty Mueller, lol.

    Muellerbate: as in to muellerbate, to excite ones’ self to the point of extacy in the hope of baiting posters with an obviously erroneous position.

  202. Rockdoctor

    Jumpnmcar

    #2967760, posted on March 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I thought same this morning seeing the Sat image with no eye (usual for cat 3 above briefly obscuring between eyewall replacements) & Townsville still cloudy today. The powerful ones usually suck all the convection in robbing the convergences zone elewhere. If they flew planes through them like the yanks do to get some real time data in sparse remote areas like we have I might be a little more trusting. I have been wary of BOM predictions after Yasi (IMO last of the level headed predictions), especially seeing some of the BOM weather station readings & experiencing Ita which should never have been a named cyclone when it passed over Townsville. I have experienced worse monsoon trough events than that & they weren’t named…

  203. Dr Fred Lenin

    JC .does anyone buy these negative interest bonds? Suppose they might be ok to launder funny money , clean it up at little cost , the clintons might be interested .

  204. Shy Ted

    When asked how it felt giving anorexic horseface a hug, Wally Aly said, “bony. And infidely”.

  205. JC

    Fred

    It’s hard these days to clean money by buying any government bonds.
    In the good old days governments – even the US issued bearer bonds.

    Not any more.

    People buy those bonds because there are no other choices … pension accounts for instance.

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    So far, Mueller’s team has charged eight Americans once affiliated with Trump’s campaign or administration, namely Stone, Manafort, Cohen, Sam Patten, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn.

    LOL. All except Manafort and Cohen were hit with process “crimes” that would put every single congressional Democrat in jail for long stretches. Obama would go down on those criteria too.

    As for Manafort why isn’t his colleagues Tony and John Podesta in the cells next door to him Numbers? Please give me the reason why justice only seems to be applied to Republicans/Trump employees?

    If Mueller doesn’t get SLAPped, especially over Flynn, it will because of lefty protection. He still may go inside for Uranium One, but Comey and Rosenstein are the more likely jailbirds as a result of that case. And of course Hillary.

  207. Notafan

    I thought Bali was mostly Hindu and muslims were blow ins?

    Utter tripe anyhow.

    If you don’t want bad behaviour don’t serve people massive amounts of cheap alcohol.

  208. Notafan

    None of the kiwis were wearing their scarves islamically

    There should not be a single hair showing, lest a male be overwhelmed by lust.

  209. Overburdened

    Culinary tip when cooking individual pies in the Weber have a water bath ready at 18 mins to allow browning of the tops.

  210. dover_beach

    None of the kiwis were wearing their scarves islamically

    There should not be a single hair showing, lest a male be overwhelmed by lust.

    Indeed, they were wearing it Grace Kelly-style.

  211. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    None of the kiwis were wearing their scarves islamically

    looked like submission practice to me

  212. Overburdened

    As all men are at the slightest provocation notafan.
    Women are men’s life challenge.
    That is why the damaged and dysfunctional are the most sought after, and the hardest to get rid of.

  213. Global Warming
    then
    Climate Change
    now
    Climate Uncertaindy

  214. cohenite

    I thought it was a natural progression for you head prefect: muslim blankets to chastity belts.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    All kiwis should have to wear bags on their heads.

    The only attractive thing to come from that country are four legged nags.

  216. Mater

    C.L.
    #2967816, posted on March 23, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Meet the semi-automatic rifle-wielding female police officer whose powerful image went viral after she was seen wearing the Islamic garb and a rose after the Christchurch massacre.
    —–
    I’m not an expert on tactical weapons but I’m pretty sure that’s not how professionals hold them.

    It’s close CL, except she’s wearing it backwards. Notice her pistol on her left hand side (and the cross draw taser) – both indicating a left hander. She’s handling the rifle as a right hander but clearly isn’t.

    It’s a stage prop. A propaganda set up.

    For verification, check out the male officer down the page. Pistol and Rifle butt on the same side.

  217. Muddy

    incoherent rambler
    #2967935, posted on March 23, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Global Warming
    then
    Climate Change
    now
    Climate Uncertaindy

    Enigmatic Climate?

  218. Snoopy

    It’s a stage prop. A propaganda set up.

    What? A dishonest cop? Say it isn’t so.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    Was just searching fairfax for the big headlines about MUELLER. IMPEACHMENT. COLLUSION.

    Can’t find them. Internet must be broken.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    Was just searching fairfax for the big headlines about MUELLER. IMPEACHMENT. COLLUSION.

    Can’t find them. Internet must be broken.

    KGB/Putin cyber attack to protect his mate DJT.

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater,

    Yep. I note also the Bushmaster is straight from the armoury, not adapted for a cack-hander. Should she wish to fire it using her dominant side (and who wouldn’t), she’s have to unsling it and transfer it to her left shoulder. And then risk a face full of GSR and shell casings. The PR stunt only escapes a very casual scrutiny – you can imagine the spin machines at work:

    ‘Right, find me the tastiest chick cop in NZ. I don’t care if she’s in youth engagement.’

    ‘Surrender sheets. Who makes them? Calvin Klein? Are you sure? I thought they made jocks and after shave. Bugger it – get one. No I don’t care how much, use the company card.’

    ‘What do you mean she’s left handed? What difference does it make, it’s a photo op FFS. Jenkins, your obstinacy will all be in my report.’

  222. Overburdened

    notafan
    Not stalking you.
    Just to good an invite to not make light.

    Now thinking that the water bath from the get go may be the method of choice, as far as individual pies in the Weber goes.

  223. cohenite

    It’s a stage prop. A propaganda set up.

    What? A dishonest cop? Say it isn’t so.

    I bet she’s not a cop as the daily mail soft porn photos indicate. Or maybe that’s what female wallopers do in newzealandastan.

  224. Overburdened

    That is not to say that leading with the chin will be ignored in the future.

  225. Geriatric Mayfly

    If women have to wear a scarf of any kind, it must be a mantilla. It can do wonders for even the most plain of creatures, which any old head-throw cannot emulate

  226. Muddy

    Astute observations from Mater and Knuckle Dragger.
    Appreciated.

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