Wednesday Forum: April 3, 2019

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  1. stackja

    Electricity Bill more BS.

  2. Buccaneer

    I wonder, if legalising drug use was coalition policy, would that have been mentioned in this article?

  3. Mother Lode

    I was going to post this on the other thread, but…

    The Budget Poem

    Oh Mister Speaker, from today
    We’ll be the hunters, not the prey.
    The rotten chase we’ll put to end:
    The headlong race of ‘Spend spend spend’.

    Since dire times we find us matched,
    So cunning budget we have hatched
    Of iron will that will not bend:
    To ‘save save save’ not ‘spend spend spend’.

    Except our myriad welfare clients
    (More species than are known to science!)
    Their whiny gripes will never end,
    And so for these we’ll spend spend spend.

    So too we must consider schools
    That arm our students with the tools
    Of race and clime and class and gend,
    So for these too we’ll spend spend spend.

    And let us not forget our health
    (Though not a role of commonwealth).
    For reasons I don’t comprehend
    I know that we must spend spend spend.

    The boards and QANGOs of the state,
    The obscure realms that they curate,
    Each member due a sweet stipend
    So for these too we’ll spend spend spend.

    And then we must heed Gaia’s claims
    Who chastens us with flood and flames.
    The sacred charge we must attend –
    Gaia demands we spend spend spend.

    And here I see the ABC
    That wholly loathes the LNP,
    But maybe now they’ll be our friend –
    If we commit to spend spend spend.

    Our seniors who have paid their way –
    Are great examples to this day.
    But courting families of strange blend
    We must reach out and spend spend spend.

    And high speed rail, and yartz support,
    And venues set for wymmin’s sport,
    And all that any clique has yenned:
    A photo-op and spend spend spend.

    To fund these trifles, we forecast
    A future opposite to past:
    Our coffers brimming without end
    As long as others spend spend spend.

  4. stackja

    Buc – Article mostly keeps us in ‘Darkness’.

  5. mizaris

    sneaking into the top twenny!!

  6. stackja

    COM – If voters want expensive unreliable, BS will deliver.

  7. The Barking Toad

    Top twenty – first for a while!

  8. Buccaneer

    BS is running for PM and if he gets up, we will get BS for 3 years at least.

  9. Wow, I didn’t realise my online comments were so aggressive.
    I’ve just had a visit from that State Police, accompanied by an AFP, to interview me in my office.
    They’ve had “reports” that I’m (another Christchurch killer) in the making.
    They had a large folder & considerable documentation & equipment with them.
    The topic at hand was my perceived disrespect for petty government officials.

    They were deadly serious. I was being interviewed as if I was a potential M a r t i n B r y a n t.

  10. stackja

    PHON appendix operation.

  11. Atoms for Peace

    Are we there yet? Peak stupid can’t be too far away

  12. jo

    stackja
    #2978542, posted on April 3, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    COM – If voters want expensive unreliable, BS will deliver.

    Almost got it right. If voters want expensive unreliable BS, labor will deliver.

  13. Confused Old Misfit

    disrespect for petty government officials

    That’s not a crime!
    That is a DUTY!

  14. The tip to clear your spicy meme folder was made on LDP Memes for Libertarian Dreams a couple of weeks ago (26 March). People were actually raided back then. I don’t know if this is stupid establishment politicians simply not caring about our human and constitutional rights, or a new and strange form of “SWATTING” or political interference.

    Haha!

    LDP Memes for Free Market Dreams
    19 hrs ·

    Australian public: “Gee, that identity politics turned out to be really nasty stuff. I wonder if politicians have now realised how dangerous it is… “

    Australian Greens:
    “Hold my soy decaf chai latte…”

  15. stackja

    Pauline Hanson 🇦🇺
    ‏Verified account
    @PaulineHansonOz
    SENATOR HANSON RECOVERING FROM SURGERY
    Link to statement: http://bit.ly/2FN15WP #auspol

    EMERGENCY SURGERY

    Over the weekend I felt extraordinarily unwell. At first, I thought it was a case of food poisoning so I just took it easy.

    I woke yesterday morning to continued pains in my stomach and decided to see a GP.

    I was told I needed further scans and blood tests and was taken immediately to the hospital.

    Surgeons determined I needed an emergency operation to remove my appendix.

    Compared to the pain I was in before the surgery, today’s pain is a lot less and I plan on being back on my feet tomorrow.

  16. jo

    Socrates, unless they are going to arrest you tell them to f,off, I have no respect for anyone that doesn’t earn it.

  17. stackja

    jo – ALP is all BS.

  18. notafan

    SATP
    your cat comments or elsewhere?

  19. Fred

    You know our federal system of government is broken when the federal government is building car parks at train stations.

    Reminds me of a time when the federal Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities conducted a review into disabled car parks.

    Who was that Parliamentary Secretary you may ask? Bill Shorten.

  20. You know our federal system of government is broken when the federal government is building car parks at train stations.

    This needs a blue ribbon committee.

  21. calli

    Trump is a 12th Dan Troll Master.

  22. Socrates, unless they are going to arrest you tell them to f,off, I have no respect for anyone that doesn’t earn it.

    That’s sorta what happened, Jo.
    “Huh? Are you coppers serious?” (Keep in mind the state police officer I know well, & had respected)
    “In these times we can’t be too sure, now are you a…..”
    “Is there anything else to discuss?”
    “…er.. no, just this one matter, now…. are you……”
    “Then, Good Day to you officers, you may show yourselves out”

  23. Natural Instinct

    I was just trying to explain the difference between an auto and a manual transmission to a young one.
    .
    Now that got me thinking on how to explain the gross inefficiencies of renewables versus coal/gas/hydro power generation.
    .
    Perhaps the bonehead politicians could understand this….
    A car engine is efficient in only a certain band of speeds. Thus we connect a transmission to it so that the engine stays near its peak efficiency and the car can go at a variety of speeds, whilst the engine speed varies only mildly.
    Now try driving a car with no transmission!
    First it won’t get off the mark too well. Second it will violently change from too slow to too fast at a mere twitch of the accelerator. Third it will operate at its most efficient band only very infrequently as it speeds up an slows down.
    .
    So I guess what I am saying is that a windmill or solar cell is like a car with no transmission, jerking around in output all over the place and no real control. And it will break the grid that tries to tame the beast.

  24. SATP
    your cat comments or elsewhere?

    Notafan, apparently some government dobber has reported my “attitude” toward petty government officials.
    My radar tells me I can expect my phones to be tapped.

  25. notafan

    560 million to throw at white supremacists

    have to spend it on something

  26. Farmer Gez

    I don’t know if this had been covered.
    Weekly Times.
    Artificial environmental flows in Summer have provided the perfect breeding conditions for…CARP.
    Charlie Carp director Harold Clapham, whose Deniliquin business collects fish from across the basin to turn into fertiliser, said he had never seen so many juvenile carp in the wake of environmental watering.

    Juvenile is a good term for carp and city greens who never consider the unintended consequences of feelz policies.

  27. stackja

    FG – Greens don’t care about consequences.

  28. The topic at hand was my perceived disrespect for petty government officials.

    They misunderstand us. We don’t hate them and we don’t feel anger towards them. We pity those lesser mortals.

    If only we could ignore.

  29. feelthebern

    According to Bill Burr, it takes him about a year to work a new hour long routine.
    He goes on the road, tests it & after a year of touring he films a special for HBO.
    Then he bins the act.
    And starts again.
    Every week or so, Trump puts on an hour to two hour show, with fresh material.
    Mainly off the cuff.
    Simply the best performer we’ve seen in a generation.

  30. Speedbox

    Socrates at the Pub
    #2978567, posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Yes. Also your internet traffic. Do you use a VPN? – if not, you should consider doing so as your metadata may now be subject to logging.

    Turn off the ‘Location Services’, WiFi and any ‘maps’ on your phone and go through all your Apps and turn off all features not specifically required.

    On the other hand, do nothing and assume everything you say, and everywhere you go, may be monitored.

  31. Top Ender

    From the old fred, and the pantywaist declaration no more nasty emblems in the ADF:

    The odd aspect of stopping savagery – at least in morale building – in peacetime, is that in wartime personnel are encouraged to have such attitudes and emblems. In WWII US Navy Admiral William F. Halsey exhibited in his characteristically blunt way the overall aggression developed, even at the strategic level, to any new US Navy personnel landing at Tulagi. A large sign proclaimed: “KILL JAPS. KILL JAPS. KILL MORE JAPS. You will help to kill the yellow bastards if you do your job well.” (Donovan, Robert J. PT109, John F. Kennedy in World War II. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. (30))

    A costly – in lives – alternative attitude is that there isn’t going to be another war where your country has to exhibit maximum ferocity to survive. So when it starts, while you ramp up, as in 1939-1940, frantically building Spitfires and Hurricanes and dropping leaflets on the Wermacht – or whatever the modern equivalent is – you have given time and space to the enemy to build up to his maximum.

    In peace you should train for war.

  32. SATP:
    Are you dead set serious?
    As in rooly trooly fair dinkum about the coppers?
    Someone dobbed you in?
    Right after the Doomlord has had a few feathers plucked?

  33. Chris

    SATP
    I have been wondering how to create a campaign of refusing cooperation to certain agencies. How to get their operations hampered by good people jerking them around.
    How to get their top brass embarrased in the media. Their operations enquired about in Parliament.
    How to create the public view that they are not actually the good guys.
    This relates to their enjoying the use of excessive statutory powers, not malfeasance without statutory authority.
    Ideas to date.
    Build a campaign to recruit say a couple of hundred individuals willing to participate.
    Create a letter writing campaign to ask for Auditor-General to examine them from a viewpoint of what level of interference they wreak on legitimate works.
    Create a campaign of hard questions, and the operatives write to their Minister asking for the Minister to do endless grunt and stats work on the performance of said agency.
    Have some of the team make youTube videos about famous abuses in past times, by corrupt members of said agency.
    Try to create buzz about them so as to get NPC activists looking at these guys askance…

    Any suggestions?

  34. Creepy Uncle Joe is finished as a politician.
    Bloomberg (he who banned large soft drinks) is thinking of running if Joe doesn’t.
    Imagine the dirt Trump has on the former mayor of New York.

    https://youtu.be/cTp0H2Uqzek

  35. bespoke

    Those AOC eye’s!!!

    Small children and C.L. don’t watch.

  36. Arky

    SATP.
    Don’t agree with all your comments, but can’t remember anything worth that kind of attention.
    This is getting right out of hand.

  37. I don’t understand all this complaining about political police orificers.

    da union says they all perfect plods.

  38. This is getting right out of hand.

    You’re next.

  39. calli

    Socrates, your “visit” might have something to do with posts on your blog?

    Just guessing, mind.

  40. Dr Fred Lenin

    One good ploy Chris is to threaten the career of the minister using voting power ,expose him to his constituents as the useless fraud he or she is . Nothing worse can happen to a career politican than losing his seat in parliament before he has sexcured his future .
    Now when IT hits the fan with the renewables scam and the voters are angry , with the blackouts , watch the pollies disown the thing and try to lie that they were never in favour of it and blame the gangrenes .
    Whatever it takes comrades . There is absolutely no loyalty , morals or truth in career politics.

  41. stackja

    Priest punted after Tas parish complaints
    Caroline Schelle, Australian Associated Press
    9 minutes ago

    Complaints from annoyed parishioners about a priest’s “brand” of religion have forced the Catholic church to move on a recent appointee from northern Tasmania.

    The archdiocese launched an investigation headed by retired Melbourne Bishop Peter Elliot, who last week interviewed 86 people in the community.

    The parish takes in the centres of Westbury and Deloraine, west of Launceston.

    “In the light of Bishop Elliot’s recommendations and following discussion with diocesan consultors and the council of priests, Fr Nicholas Rynne has ceased his role,” Archbishop Porteous said, noting the father is taking leave.

  42. Arky

    You’re next.

    ..
    Bring it.
    They can pry my horn from my cold dead hand.
    (If you sit on your hand for twenty minutes it will go cold and dead, and make holding a Model A horn that much more interesting)

  43. stackja

    Investigation into death of apprentice after scaffolding collapse
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Investigators are looking at whether tradesman on a northwest Sydney building site removed ties which were holding scaffolding to a building before the scaffolding collapsed, crushing apprentice formworker Christopher Cassaniti to death.

  44. notafan

    More than happy to have more cassocks and collars on the mainland

    no use butting your head up against post Vatican two types who don’t want priests to be priestly

  45. stackja

    Ausgrid worker electrocuted while replacing power poles in Riverview
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    An Ausgrid worker has died after suffering an electric shock while on the job in Sydney’s north.

    Robert Nicholls, 39, was replacing a low voltage power pole with a crew in Riverview St in Riverview when he was electrocuted just before noon on Tuesday.

    ..

    Mr Nicholl’s crew had been doing routine work replacing the power poles which run along suburban streets when the accident occurred.

  46. Percy Popinjay

    I was going to post this on the other thread, but…

    The Budget Poem

    Thanks Load, bloody hilarious.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good afternoon to all of those who boarded the New Thread from its originating station.

    Areff, on the Old Thread you wanted to know if there was a list of banned sites. You may have the info you need now, but for you and anyone else interested Zippy last night at 7.58pm put up an embedded link to a site that covered the whole issue, who was doing it, why and how it was happening, and a list of the affected site, including BlazingCatFur and ZeroHedge

    Hope this info takes you to Zippy’s feed.

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2977986, posted on April 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

  48. SATP:
    Are you dead set serious?
    As in rooly trooly fair dinkum about the coppers?
    Someone dobbed you in?
    Right after the Doomlord has had a few feathers plucked?

    Yes, I am dead set serious.
    Two police officers, in plain clothes, turned up unannounced at my office to interview me to check my thinking.

    Apparently nothing to do with Catallaxy, or my online mumblings, but was in response to a “report” from a member of the public that I am exhibiting M a r t i n B r y a n t tendencies & may be a credible threat to the life of one or more petty government officials.

  49. stackja

    Senator Fraser Anning censured over Christchurch terror reaction as Pauline Hanson goes to hospital
    Claire Bickers and Paul Toohey, News Corp Australia Network
    April 3, 2019 3:03pm
    Subscriber only

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson missed the censure motion against Fraser Anning in the Senate today as she had undergone emergency surgery.

    Senator Hanson posted to Facebook: “Over the weekend I felt extraordinarily unwell. At first, I thought it was a case of food poisoning so I just took it easy.

    “I woke yesterday morning to continued pains in my stomach and decided to see a GP.

    “I was told I needed further scans and blood tests and was taken immediately to the hospital.

    “Surgeons determined I needed an emergency operation to remove my appendix.

    “Compared to the pain I was in before the surgery, today’s pain is a lot less and I plan on being back on my feet tomorrow.”

    Senator Hanson’s absence from Parliament House during a censure motion against Senator Fraser Anning over his “appalling” comments after the Christchurch massacre had been the cause of some discussion in the halls of power.

    Anning said the motion to censure him was an attack on free speech.

    One Nation, while abstaining from the vote, also claimed it was an attack on free speech.

  50. Mother Lode
    #2978533, posted on April 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I was going to post this on the other thread, but…

    The Budget Poem

    Excellent Prose

  51. Apparently nothing to do with Catallaxy, or my online mumblings, but was in response to a “report” from a member of the public that I am exhibiting M a r t i n B r y a n t tendencies & may be a credible threat to the life of one or more petty government officials.

    Martin Bryant had an IQ of around 80 and most mass shooters are severely depressed and/or schizophrenic.

    Have these geniuses not worked this out yet? How many mass shootings have they prevented? How many terror attacks have they foiled?

    Nonsense like this is why I want to leave this country. Our countrymen have wasted the bounty gifted to them by their forebears.

  52. Percy Popinjay

    may be a credible threat to the life of one or more petty government officials

    Look on the bright side SATP, at least your door wasn’t kicked in at 3:00am by some jackboot clad state enforcers who subsequently dragged you off to the nearest labor/reeducation/concentration/death camp (or Room 101).

    We can no doubt look forward to such wonderful experiences several years into the next glorious labor/greenfilth carbon frei reich.

  53. Gab

    Priest punted after Tas parish complaints

    That is so sad. And sickening how the bishop has bowed to the 1970s whingers who hate true worship and the Latin Mass. He probably told them that yes, there is a hell, too.

  54. min

    Katie Allen, preselected to take over from Kelly ODwyer in Higgins addressed our Current Affairs group today . She has a very impressive background in medicine ,a paediatrician, professor, researcher as well as on various community boards a true conservative , hardworking, organised( to be able to do all this ,marry and have 4 children one has to be super organised and her children old enough to survive with a mother away) . I was alittle concerned that her sustainable planet was emissions focussed so when speaking with her afterwards I told her that I put my money where my mouth is and invested in Geodynamics, which she knew, Carnegie, which she did not know, ( wave technology) and lost money. Then asked her if she had read about energiewende in Germany, set up to manage transition to renewables , which she had and knew it had failed. Put in a little story of what happened to Greenland with Climate change with no emissions from fossil fuels which she did not know ,however she believes in nuclear energy. Good to see someone with real life experience, managing huge research grants and cognisant that it was taxpayers ‘ money.

  55. Johno

    incoherent rambler.
    I am reading that book you recomended. Pandoras Star. Cracker story. thank you

  56. 1735099

    Two police officers in plain clothes…..

    Could have something to do with blogging about “shooting a handful of policemen” under a pic of a long arm.

    Just saying…..

  57. John of Mel

    Speed limiters are coming to Aus. Thanks to the UN.

  58. calli

    Funny how a gentle, nuanced hint becomes a bludgeon in some hands.

  59. Tailgunner

    Trump sets new gold standard:

    President Trump: I wanted to Kiss My General Who Defeated ISIS But “I Went to Kiss the General And I Felt Like Joe Biden” (VIDEO).

    Thanks, C..L, I’m crying.
    Lol!!!
    Trump is god

  60. Tailgunner

    Zyco, get in here with the view from the side of the tracks!

  61. Arky

    Funny how a gentle, nuanced hint becomes a bludgeon in some hands.

    ..
    Que?

  62. herodotus

    Unions posturing about the Huggies factory closure, with 220 job losses.
    No sign of any admission from them that if the wages don’t force Australian manufacturing overseas, the energy prices will.

  63. Bruce in WA

    Speed limiters are coming to Aus. Thanks to the UN.

    When I initially read about these, manufacturers were at pains to point out that the driver can override them by planting the boot, if the situation requires it.

    Of course, that would just be an interim measure.

  64. Speedbox

    We can no doubt look forward to such wonderful experiences several years into the next glorious labor/greenfilth carbon frei reich.

    I’ve posted previously about the Chinese Social Credit Score system currently being rolled out. There would be plenty on the lunatic Left who would happily introduce an Australian version.

    “Allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step” and “It will forge a public opinion environment where keeping trust is glorious. It will strengthen sincerity in government affairs, commercial sincerity, social sincerity and the construction of judicial credibility.”

    Seems ok. What could go wrong?
    /sarc

  65. a true conservative

    Does she think we should at least halve government spending with large tax cuts, balanced budgets and quickly repay our debt back in two electoral cycles?

    she believes in nuclear energy

    Excellent.

    Good to see someone with real life experience

    Better than ALP staffers? Surely you jest!?

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We can no doubt look forward to such wonderful experiences several years into the next glorious labor/greenfilth carbon frei reich.

    I put up a comment here yesterday recommending to Cats Tim Blair’s amusing take on how just such an event may eventually be inflicted by the totalitarians on each and every one of us who care to not be totally left. It is published in his regular column on the last pages of each hard copy edition of Quadrant. Shell out for it, they need the cash.

    Spectator have currently got a great price deal on too. We’ve been content to pick up a copy on Newstands occasionally, but a loss leader of $10 for 6 or 10 issues is available now, provided you follow it with a credit card authority for a further sub. Can’t pass by such a good deal. Been meaning to subscribe for while now anyway. You also get the full Brit Spectator as well, so very good for European news and cultural comment too.

  67. bespoke

    Now we no 1735099 is trolling though peoples blogs, What does he do with it?

  68. Shy Ted

    I’m impressed, Arky. Got an aaaooogah horn on the ute and people mess with me only once. Got a wolf whistle horn on the chick magnet for a bit of fun. Local handicapped lad cuts my lawn and gets paid with cash, motorbike road or chick magnet cruise, his choice. He likes the motorbike best and is an excellent pillion. On cold days it’s the chick magnet and he gets to choose which young ladies get the whistle. Having a mental age of about 5 he’s not very discerning in his ways and I’m glad no-one can hear us. “Those 2?” “Nah, too old.” “Them?” “Fat.” “Them?” “Aw, yeah,” and he presses the horn, leans out of the car and says “hello girls.” It’s really funny and as it’s so obvious he’s slow it’s usually taken in good humour. He laughs out loud and has a wonderful time. Physically handicapped too with deformed feet, special shoes which have been supplied by the same business for 50 years and ready in a few weeks. NDIS comes along, regulations too much for the old fella who runs it. 8 months for a new pair and much heartache for his elderly mum not to mention multiple cuts and bruises from worn out special shoes. Now needs a regular podiatrist as well as the new ill-fitting special shoes. They said the NDIS was gonna be great.

  69. JC

    Soc

    Why didn’t you tell them to fuck off. Never speak to cops and never, ever speak to cops without a lawyer present, you idiot. How many times have you been told this at the Cat? How many?

    Frank,

    You may not hate them, but I do.. to their very core and mine as well.

  70. Top Ender

    Frank Walker from National Tiles….Nonsense like this is why I want to leave this country

    Could you let us all know when you have found an alternative?

    Low taxes, with what is taken spent wisely.

    Realistic law and order, with law-abiding citizens not harassed, and law breakers locked up quickly.

    Nuclear power preferably. (And nuclear subs)

    A nice citizenry who all subscribe to the same rules.

    Good roads with say 160 kph allowed where sensible.

    Pollies who work for a nominal wage. Public servants who actually serve the public rather than take enormous salaries while not doing much.

    I could go on but you get the idea.

  71. Why didn’t you tell them to fuck off. Never speak to cops and never, ever speak to cops without a lawyer present,…

    Please state, right now, what causes you believe I did not tell them to fuck off?

  72. Tailgunner

    Quadrant
    Target acquired?

  73. Speedbox

    Speed limiters are coming to Aus. Thanks to the UN.

    As is a blossoming cottage industry in flash over-riding of ECU’s that deletes the program.

  74. thefrollickingmole

    Just saying…..

    Jude Pal needs more informers like you.

    https://2000ad.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/judge-pal-large-ad.jpg

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2i2NZlji_lU/Teo6OamS0rI/AAAAAAAACsc/ZAU0bBXoKcc/s1600/ad.jpg

    Your very own Blockwart, arent you lucky SATP?

    Remembering lefties are the ones who keep warning about the “right” while doing their damnedest to use the tactics of the National Socialists.

    Duties
    Whereas the old Blockwart position had been concerned with election district leadership, the new Blockleiter was concerned with enforcing Nazi doctrine and supervising the local population. After 1933, the local Blockleiter was in charge of spreading propaganda and developing an acceptance to the policies of the NSDAP among the households (typically 40 to 60) in his area.

    It was also the duty of the Blockleiter to spy on the population and report any anti-Nazi activities to the local Gestapo office; this allowed a Nazi terror state. This was helped by keeping files on each household (Haushaltskarten). Due to such activities, Blockleiters were particularly disliked by the general population. Other duties included allocating beds in homes for visiting NSDAP demonstrators, the collection of subscriptions and charitable donations especially for Winterhilfe and organising the clearing of rubble after air-raids.

    By the close of World War II, it is thought that there were nearly half a million Blockleite

  75. JC

    min
    #2978602, posted on April 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Katie Allen, preselected to take over from Kelly ODwyer in Higgins addressed our Current Affairs group today . She has a very impressive background in medicine ,a paediatrician, professor, researcher as well as on various community boards a true conservative , hardworking, organised( to be able to do all this ,marry and have 4 children one has to be super organised and her children old enough to survive with a mother away) . I was alittle concerned that her sustainable planet was emissions focussed so when speaking with her afterwards I told her that I put my money where my mouth is and invested in Geodynamics, which she knew, Carnegie, which she did not know, ( wave technology) and lost money. Then asked her if she had read about energiewende in Germany, set up to manage transition to renewables , which she had and knew it had failed. Put in a little story of what happened to Greenland with Climate change with no emissions from fossil fuels which she did not know ,however she believes in nuclear energy. Good to see someone with real life experience, managing huge research grants and cognisant that it was taxpayers ‘ money.

    You mean, Dr. Katie Allen, right? She’s a fucking arsehole and the only way she would ever get my vote is in a parallel universe=, or my vote is stolen.

    I have reported a few times about my phone conversation when the bint ran in the state elections. She’s a out and out green slime ball. At one stage, she had me confused with being a greens voter because I told her I wouldn’t vote for her over the energy issue. She assumed I was to the left of her and began “spieling” her green credentials. She then began to tell me how her father, who was the CEO of Woodside was now all for green energy. I then corrected her misapprehension as well as telling her to tell her father to repay over cent of compensation he received from Woodside and only then I wouldn’t call him a fucking hypocrite. She then rudely hung up on me.

    DO NOT VOTE FOR HER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  76. JC

    Please state, right now, what causes you believe I did not tell them to fuck off?

    How else would you know the finer points of the topic of the interview, you nimbus. You spoke to them!

  77. bespoke

    East German Snitching Went Far Beyond the Stasi

    Up to now, the broad network of so-called “unofficial informants” (IMs) maintained by the Stasi has dominated the popular view of East Germany’s surveillance state. Files full of IM reports became indispensable sources for Stasi victims, politicians, historians and journalists who sought to learn more about either their own personal pasts or about DDR spying practices.

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Public subscription is the only thing that keeps the thin thread of centre right sanity publishing alive in Oz. No help from governmental cultural funds as they are all governed and distributed by the left (Scott Morrison where have you been on this?) and only donations and subs keep things ticking for non-Marxist thought, both in culture and political analysis. Same for smaller think tanks such as the IPA too as well as new political parties such as Australian Conservatives.

    Pick a few or support them all, depending of how you are placed to financially help.

    If Shorten gets in, we are going to need this sanity press. If the Libs are returned, we need to get active for the works of the centre right to receive due funding. I’m not greatly in favour of govt funding for such things, but if the Marxists are getting it then we should get an equivalent level of funding too. If Libs are back in, I think a campaign to get rid of such biases is long overdue. It’s not just at the ABC.

    Sinc does sterling work with this blog. He’s already mentioned he’s been called once to account for it at RMIT Academic Board, replying to ‘complaints’ by instructing what I somewhat sarcastically nominate as these towering intellects about the cherished virtues and traditions of a democratic freedom of speech…

  79. Dragnet

    I discovered to my chagrin (but not surprise) today that one can’t buy a Speccie or Quadrant in Cabramatta. Or an AFR for that matter.

  80. egg_

    I discovered to my chagrin (but not surprise) today that one can’t buy a Speccie or Quadrant in Cabramatta. Or an AFR for that matter.

    Black economy territory?

  81. JC

    God help us you’re an idiot, Drills. Just a total idiot.

    You went into great detail about the finer points of the interview they wanted to conduct. They know how much you hate petty thieves ( tax eaters) and how you believe this didn’t develop at the Cat.

    You’re now asking me what would make me think you spoke to the cops. You really deserve a couple of rounds of this. and I’m more than happy to administer the medicine.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    SATP,

    Interesting. If the other non-State copper was indeed AFP (or from another agency, masquerading as AFP) then I’d think a Commonwealth agency was the subject of your alleged maniacal behaviour. Centrelink, AFP, DHS (for child support) or Home Affairs at a stretch. Otherwise the Feds wouldn’t want a bar of it, and they’re not empowered to act against ‘threats’ to State employees anyway, in general terms.

    I don’t know if you’re on other blogs, or have a blog of your own, so I don’t know on what you’ve commented other than here. In the Cat space, you have nothing to worry about, and even if you were more forthright on other blogs it would have to be waaaaaaaay out there to even attract attention.

    And yes, of course you’re well within your rights to keep your trap shut when questioned (you have to provide your name/address etc under certain circumstances), and if being spoken to in relation to an alleged offence anything you do say without being cautioned and given your rights is inadmissible, except for one very outlandish circumstance not relevant here.

    Personally, I would have let them ask their questions, if for no other reason that to work out what the exact nature of the allegation is, and from there who may have made it. Would have given them nonsense answers, of course.

    From the limited information you gave, it seems it might be net-related but not a blog comment. Not this blog, anyway.

  83. Please state, right now, what causes you believe I did not tell them to fuck off?

    How else would you know the finer points of the topic of the interview, you nimbus. You spoke to them!

    Serious question, do you tell every cop you see, to “Fuck Off” before you know what they may want?

  84. egg_

    They can pry my horn from my cold dead hand.

    A good way to go.

  85. JC

    I would never tell a cop to fuck off, Driller. I see I need to be very literal with you, because you’re stupid.

  86. Now we no (sic) 1735099 is trolling though peoples blogs, What does he do with it?

    I mostly roll on the floor laughing.

  87. Speedbox

    bespoke
    #2978633, posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Many of the round-ups by Hitler’s gang used little more than paper records and the word of informers. The motivation of the informers would have been varied but the net effect was the same.

  88. egg_

    yartz support,
    And venues set for wymmin’s sport,

    Does the same mini-van attend both?

  89. JC

    I love Russians. I despise their government bu the people see to be totally unaffected by western leftism.

    Get a load of this. The Russian face slapping competition.

  90. I would never tell a cop to fuck off, Driller. I see I need to be very literal with you, because you’re stupid.

    Indisputably, you are the one urging people to tell cops to “fuck off” on sight.
    You think “stupid” is not the word to describe you?

  91. zyconoclast

    Probably posted before, but just in case.

    Some three way action between mom, son & his boyfriend.
    I am sure this is a type of p0rn.

    Nebraska grandmother acts as surrogate for gay son

  92. JC

    Drills

    Can I just say one thing… it’s not to berate you about your attitude towards petty thieves as I agree.

    But you did once come on here and inform us that if you were ever diagnosed with a terminal illness, you’d go to the banks around your area and take out the management. I think you recently said you own 28 guns.

    You need to be careful with your language old son. Don’t always be stupid.

  93. JC

    You’re such a boofhead, Drills.

  94. egg_

    Lesnore Taylor wearing black framed glasses to look intelligent on Teh Dumb.

  95. JC

    The WSJ.

    The don’t agree about Biden as he’s a creepy dude and has fondled sheilas. But look who’s talking… Pocahontas!

    Spare a sympathetic thought for Joe Biden. He may have unmatched government experience as Vice President (eight years) and Senator (36 years), but he’s also old, white, male, a heterosexual with no apparent gender ambiguity, and he’s also not a socialist. This failure to check any box of modern progressive identity politics may end up disqualifying him as a Democratic presidential nominee even though he probably has the best chance to defeat Donald Trump.

    Mr. Biden hasn’t even announced whether he’ll run for President, but he’s already being hazed for his past as an insufficiently woke pale male. The latest charge from Lucy Flores, a former candidate for office in Nevada, is that before a campaign event in 2014 the veep put his hands on her shoulders from behind, smelled her hair and kissed her on the head.

    Ms. Flores calls this “disqualifying” for a presidential candidate, though there are dozens of photos on the internet of Mr. Biden doing something similar to any number of women. He isn’t harassing them. He’s merely acting like the handsy Joe Biden everyone has observed in public for decades.

    Yet his presidential competitors are piling on as if he’s an old letch. “I believe Lucy Flores. And Joe Biden needs to give an answer,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who lied about her Native American heritage.

  96. Shy Ted

    Lamb brain and sweet potato tikka masala for dinner washed down with a bottle of home brew with a 3 on the cap, probably Coopers English Bitter. Might be 2018, possibly 17. Like a fine dark red when held up to the light. Hope they were lamb brains, that’s what the label said but it is Adelaide so there are other possibilities. And they wonder why I’m still single.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I was a little concerned that her sustainable planet was emissions focussed

    Firstly, I’m always suspicious of people who lecture about ‘a sustainable planet’. I’d ask what needs to be ‘sustained’ and ‘why’. I’d ask her if she’d read Matt Ridley on population issues, and the dreadful and dangerous influence of Malthus. I ask her what she meant if she spoke of resource ‘shortages’ – her Margaret Thatcher moment. Which resources? What shortages? What sort of policies did she favor for ‘sustainability’? Were they really necessary? etc etc

    Then I would tackle her on ’emissions’. What emissions? What colour were they? Could you smell them? What activities produced them? How were they measured? What proportion of the atmosphere were these ’emissions? Just to see if she had the faintest idea of what she was talking about. Then I would move on to ‘the science’ and see if 97% featured and disabuse her of any of that nonsense. After that I would tackle the varying IPCC Reports and what was wrong with them, as well as the Gore fantasy film. After which we would move onto the traps for young players in the modelling of emissions and their effects, and the problems with poor data that invalidated the statistical techniques often being used. Finally, we could both consider the lack of any significant empirical validation of the IPCC models.

    If she turned out to be just another wittering greenie pushing virtue-signaling policies, I would politely tell her that I could never vote for her unless I had managed to change her opinion. I always give my interlocutors this out. If they change, than I am all smiles and votes.

    Min, as you have already donated to some green boondoggle start-ups, I guess you may still have the view on emissions that led you to make such purchases. In which case, vote for her, you may after all have little choice in the Reps but to do so, and good luck with that, but do consider using your Senate vote more wisely.

  98. JC

    How freaking sad is this.

    Two toddlers have died after being pulled unconscious from a pool at home in Brisbane’s north last week.

    The brothers, Michael and Josh Porter, aged 2-years-old and 16 months respectively, were pulled from the pool of their family home at Morayfield on March 25 and were transferred to Queensland’s Children’s Hospital where they passed away on the weekend.

    The little boys’ parents, Jo and Carmen Porter, said in a statement they were grateful for the support they have received during the ordeal.

    “It is with great sadness that we advise that our boys are no longer with us,” the statement said.

    “Our family is incredibly grateful for the support and care provided by staff of the Queensland Children’s Hospital.”

    The family have asked for privacy.

    They are so cute too in the pic. The parents must be inconsolable.

  99. KD, thanks for the paragraph.
    More info:
    There are Thirty pieces of paper pinned to the corkboard beside my desk.
    It was the content of one of those which was the cause of their visit.
    My desk & office are enclosed & not visible to the public.
    The corkboard is not readily visible to anybody who is in my office to see me.
    The entire meeting, including opening pleasantries, was Sixty-Four seconds.
    There was a further Twenty Seconds of dead silence occupied by them processing the instruction to leave.

    They said given the nature of the notice (in among all the others) on the board, they had to check my thinking.
    (That is a direct quote of their words)

    They knew the notice was there, and made immediate reference to it. I can’t work out if they were embarrassed by the whole thing, or were in full blown arsehole mode.
    (I know this copper quite well, and until 13.30hrs today had quite some respect for him)

    By the body language on the CCTV the 2nd plod was not AFP, he was just someone I’ve not seen before.
    He was subservient to the Senior Constable (rank) who did all the talking.
    There’s only Two detectives in town, they must have changed one without me knowing.
    The police station is directly across the road from me. I know them all by sight.

  100. feelthebern

    Or an AFR for that matter.

    No need to buy it.
    It’s cheaper to read via the app if you must.
    Every little thing in the AFR is yesterdays news.

  101. Again, Socrates, how odd?

    Apparently nothing to do with Catallaxy, or my online mumblings, but was in response to a “report” from a member of the public that I am exhibiting M a r t i n B r y a n t tendencies & may be a credible threat to the life of one or more petty government officials.

    Do you think it has something to do with The Digital Dude and his claim a week or so ago that there were 3 or 4 MB types on the blog?
    I can’t find the original quote but he refused to reply to my questions requesting more detail of this allegation.

  102. JC

    There are Thirty pieces of paper pinned to the corkboard beside my desk.
    It was the content of one of those which was the cause of their visit.

    What’s it say, drills. Share it with us.

  103. Arky

    Firstly, I’m always suspicious of people who lecture about ‘a sustainable planet’.

    ..
    “Sustainable”.
    There’s a word that the blog owner could usefully ban.
    I have a list of them:
    Inclusive.
    Sustainable.
    Eco.
    Progressive.
    Liberal.
    Libertarian.
    Liberty.
    Fair.
    Equality.
    Equity.
    “The Few-cha”
    Mindful.
    Mindfulness.
    Savvy.
    ..
    And a phrase or two, like “no brainer”.

  104. zyconoclast

    Barbara Kay: What the anglo media misses about Quebec’s religious law

    Quebec’s newly tabled law, “An Act respecting the laicity of the State,” will be sent to committee for study, and with the help of the notwithstanding clause, will pass as written. The new law prohibits all government employees in positions of authority — judges, police, educators in elementary and high school (plus anyone carrying a weapon, such as wildlife officers) — from wearing face coverings or visible religious symbols.

    Opponents of the law, who include virtually all my anglophone colleagues, lean heavily on “human rights” and “freedom of religious expression” to defend their stance. But when group rights in a democracy collide, only one side can win.

    The issue of face cover, for example, has been wrestled with for years in various European countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, the U.K., Denmark and Austria, in which the custom has proliferated in Muslim enclaves to the point of social divisiveness. The matter was settled by the European Court of Human rights (“the Court”), which found that found that face veil bans did not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court based its decision on a number of factors, including public security, and “protection of the rights and freedoms of others.”

    As I have frequently argued in these pages, I consider the social right to see the face of any official interlocutor more compelling than indulgence of what should be acknowledged, even by those urging its acceptance, as a patriarchal culture’s symbol of misogyny and, all too often, a sign of hostility to Western cultural norms. The fact that face cover is not widespread here at present is no reason why the principle should not be legally established to nip proliferation in the bud.

    Cultural diversity is desirable in a society insofar as practices accord with that society’s basic principles. Face cover in public service should offend us. That it is a Muslim custom is neither here nor there. It is not racist to adopt policies that will encourage newcomers from less gender-enlightened cultures to integrate sooner rather than later, especially when integration to a common culture rather than “post-nationalism” is the collective value.

    The issue of visible religious symbols is thornier. Critics see the law as conceived in an anti-Muslim spirit. They are half right. The hijab is doubtless a major sticking point for Quebec’s “values” activists. But then, unlike the others, the hijab is far more than a merely religious symbol. Many girls and women who wear the hijab are apolitical, but the hijab can be, and often has been, a rallying instrument for political Islam.

    Most notably, it is linked with the 1979 Iranian Revolution, after which the hijab became mandatory in Iran for girls aged six and older. Today it is regarded there as a symbol of government tyranny and oppression. Many courageous women have suffered persecution and imprisonment for the right to unbind their heads. They may justifiably feel triggered by having to, say, take university courses from or plead a case in a court presided over by a covered woman. An illegal resident in America would not wish to be stopped for questioning by a police officer wearing a MAGA cap. That’s how these women feel about hijabs.

    Iranian-Australian journalist Rita Panahi, for example, was forced to wear the hijab as a child. She noted in a recent Sky News broadcast that New Zealand’s impulsive “headscarf for harmony” campaign following the Christchurch massacre, which saw politicians, police and media personalities donning head cover as a gesture of solidarity with Muslims, was, “albeit well-intentioned,” a “misguided and counter-productive” form of activism. If one listens closely to Panahi and other Muslim women like her with similar “lived experience” — a trope much beloved of progressives — one realizes that it is simplistic and unfair to judge the new law as anti-Muslim.

    Let’s just say it’s complicated. Bill 21 is a law rooted in a vision of society — complete separation of church and state in state-sponsored civic life — that affects all religions equally. It’s also a vision most Quebecers approve of. One may disagree with it, but to call it “depravity,” as Andrew Coyne (who as a man has no idea, and never will, what forced veiling feels like) did in his recent column in the National Post, is a shocking calumny.

    In 2004, France banned the hijab in public schools, along with other “ostentatious” religious symbols. Muslim leaders protested the law as an attack on their religion. There were demonstrations. But public tensions died down quickly. The vast majority of Muslim girls who wore the hijab (an estimated 5,000 in 2000) complied without incident. The uprising predicted by the intellectual class never materialized. Perhaps there is a lesson to be drawn here for those in the punditocracy who are predicting the end of civilization as we know it with the coming passage of Quebec’s Bill 21.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And they wonder why I’m still single.

    A cook of your quality would be snapped up instantly by the right girl, Shy Ted.
    Join a cooking class and see how you go with the mainly girl clientele.
    It is always sensible to put yourself in touch with your market. 🙂

  106. feelthebern

    If the plod engages, always be polite.
    The plod you speak to rarely there off their own bat.
    They’re just carrying out some meat-bags orders, instructions, policy.
    Be courteous & of good cheer.
    On a hot day, offer them cold water.
    On a cold day, offer them a coffee.
    Then send them on their way.

    If the commissioner of police engages, fart in your hand & throw it in their face.
    They are they most corrupt person in the state.

  107. JC

    Do academics commit research fraud? No, of course not. Oh hang on, they do.

    Get a load of the settlement too and the amount the stole.

    Duke announces research fraud settlement with $112.5 million payment to US government
    By Ben Leonard | 03/25/2019

    Duke will pay $112.5 million to the federal government in a settlement for a lawsuit regarding its handling of falsified data that the suit alleged was linked to $200 million in federal research grants.

    “This is a difficult moment for Duke,” President Vincent Price wrote in an email to the Duke community. “This case demonstrates the devastating impact of research fraud and reinforces the need for all of us to have a focused commitment on promoting research integrity and accountability.”

    Is anyone going to jail?

    https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/03/duke-university-settlement-research-fraud-president-price-announces-research-fraud-settlement-with-substantial-payment-to-u-s-government

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Now we no (sic) 1735099 is trolling though peoples blogs, What does he do with it?

    wets his pants and calls for a nurse

  109. feelthebern

    Join a cooking class and see how you go with the mainly girl clientele.

    Cooking class?
    Isn’t that like book club where the ladies just get together to drink cheap wine & bitch about men?

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    Well,

    I reckon the coppers have ticked the box they needed to tick by making a visit, and now they can write the job off. If not for the presence of the other dude, the bloke you know may have said something like ‘SATP this is a shit job, but a complaint’s been made and I need to ask you about rah rah rah so I can bin it and do something worthwhile’.

    That’s what I’d do, but then again I’m a hot dog salesman. If you want to hunt for the source, from what you say it’s likely to be a disgruntled staff member. Unless you’ve told a customer about the existence of the note, where it is and the content, of course.

  111. feelthebern

    Every morning numbers looks at the Rowe link posted by Tom & then gets all Joe Biden with himself.
    At his age, it takes a while to turn the engine over.
    Especially with all the agent orange the yanks sprayed him with in Vietnam.

  112. thefrollickingmole

    Duke will pay $112.5 million to the federal government in a settlement for a lawsuit regarding its handling of falsified data that the suit alleged was linked to $200 million in federal research grants.

    So their punishment was a $80,000,00 payday?

    Oooh no Brer Fox dont throw me in the briar patch..

  113. C.L.

    My article about the “ISIL Tradie” – posted to the old O.F. – has now been released from moderation, certified safe to read. Mates Rates.

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They knew the notice was there, and made immediate reference to it.

    Tell them it was simply some jotted down notes for a play you are writing about inquisitive plods.

    Amor Towels in ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ has the informal Moscow circa 1940’s international press bureau, who meet at the hotel, outdoing each other in leaving ‘suspicious’ scribblings in places which will draw the NKVD’s attention. Anything from a disguised account of the full plan of the Battle of Borodino to short extracts from the writings of Tolstoy worked to be deemed spying on official secrets. First one to get a serious secret police interview for such a piece of deliberately planted waywardness won the prize of free drinks from the others at the bar.

  115. thefrollickingmole

    Somehow I cant see this as an Australian problem unless the bottleshop was shut for the 10 days.

    Japanese aghast at prospect of extra-long holiday to celebrate coronation
    Some workers view special 10-day break with horror, worrying how to fill the time and concerned that tourist sites will be overcrowded

    ….
    His doubts were reflected in a poll by the Asahi newspaper in which 45% of respondents said they “felt unhappy” about the long vacation, with 35% saying they “felt happy”.

  116. Shy Ted

    All women on The Dumb again, I see. And if anybody says what about Craig Roo Castle and Shane Wright, I shall simply reply, “I rest my case.”

  117. Herodotus

    It’s time the USA stopped selling high-tech planes and SAM missiles to the Erdogang in Turkey.
    Maybe too late, as they’ve already sold them Patriots. But, they’re having second thoughts about the F-35 sale since the Turkeys are hand in glove with the Russkies.

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cooking class?
    Isn’t that like book club where the ladies just get together to drink cheap wine & bitch about men?

    Dunno. I’ve never been to one. Obviously, as I’m a terrible cook.
    Never been to a book club either. Hence there is an awful lot of rubbish I’ve never read.
    But I do know that these places are where a lot of women hang out.

    It’s not just for Shy Ted I advise such things.
    Tailgunner and others, here’s your chance.
    Don’t all thank me at once, or maybe I will start charging for advice.

  119. Exit Stage Right

    Mother Lode at 3.53pm.

    Excellent verse! I wish I was that clever.

  120. thefrollickingmole

    C.L.

    The term “Lie with dogs, get up with fleas” applies to the idiot from ISIL.

    Offering refuge to abusers is a stupid idea.
    We did it when Saddams mob lost their little war, seamlessly shifting from taking people fleeing Saddam to taking people fleeing the consequences of having being scum for Saddam and not wanting their punishment.

  121. Socrates:

    It was the content of one of those which was the cause of their visit.
    My desk & office are enclosed & not visible to the public.
    The corkboard is not readily visible to anybody who is in my office to see me.

    OK, that’s fair enough…

  122. Australian Wind Plants – Total Nameplate – 6106MW

    Australian Solar Plants (Not rooftop solar, but just the Power plants) – Total Nameplate – 2562MW

    Total Nameplate for Wind and Solar – 8668MW, and stated as a bland total just like that, it’s seemingly quite a lot, eh!

    Now look at the image at this link, and this is for Monday just gone 01APR2019.

    The black line along the top is the total power generation from all sources. That’s also what is being consumed in the AEMO coverage area. That average comes in at 21700MW per hour across the whole day.

    The green (wind power) and red (solar plant power) colours along the bottom of the graph show the total output across the whole 24 hour period of that Monday.

    The combined total averaged 1130MW per hour across the day.

    So, on this day, all of wind and solar power combined delivered 5.21% of the power needed to run Australia over the day. (Keep in mind here that the average for the last six Months is only 9%, so just a little less than double the coloured area you see here)

    Okay, so I may have cherry picked just one day here, a really low day, (but it’s low anyway at only 9%) but if these two sources are the way of the future, what do we do when there are days like this, eh?

    Chances of making 50% renewables by 2030? Yeah! Good luck with that.

    Add in rooftop solar power and hydro, and it’s still a little under 20% total of all power required.

    Tony.

  123. bespoke

    JC
    #2978656, posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    How freaking sad is this.

    Yes it is.

  124. Shy Ted

    Thanks Lizzie, I shall take it on board. Dab hand in the kitchen if I do say so myself. People have compared me to Gordon Ramsay. He’s a better chef but doesn’t come close in the profanity stakes. Idea! “Shy Ted’ Profanity Steaks. They’re f*%$ing delicious.”

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “It is with great sadness that we advise that our boys are no longer with us,” the statement said.

    Incredibly sad.
    But how on earth did it happen? Poor supervision, or broken safety equipment?
    It does only take a minute’s distraction when children are young.
    These were very young indeed. 16months and 2. And both together?

  126. candy

    Biden is pretty open about his molestation. I’ve wondered before if he is slipping into serious Alzheimer’s and the Dems hide it. They should get him tested and treated if so.

  127. Arky

    Especially with all the agent orange the yanks sprayed him with in Vietnam.

    ..
    I thought Trump missed Vietnam?

  128. Bruce in WA

    A thing of rare beauty and a tribute to craftsmanship.

    And if Di Natale gets his way it will be crushed or an angle grinder taken to it.

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dab hand in the kitchen if I do say so myself.

    Hairy is about as bad in the cooking arena as I am, Shy Ted.
    We probably do deserve each other. 🙂

  130. thefrollickingmole

    So on a scale from “making a maggot vomit” to “unspeakable depravity” this probably ranks pretty low.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-03/inquest-into-prisoner-methadone-inquest-at-port-augusta-jail/10967184

    Port Augusta prisoner Wyatt Azaparti likely got methadone through vomit, inquest told
    By court reporter Rebecca Opie

    Prisoners are sharing methadone by regurgitating their prescribed doses and passing the drugs onto other inmates, a coronial inquest into a fatal overdose at a jail has been told.

    It heard the 45-year-old likely accessed the drug through “diversion” — a method used by prisoners throughout the world — where a prisoner who is medically prescribed a drug regurgitates it and sells it to another inmate.

  131. bespoke

    Speedbox
    #2978643, posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    bespoke
    #2978633, posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Many of the round-ups by Hitler’s gang used little more than paper records and the word of informers. The motivation of the informers would have been varied but the net effect was the same

    It always ends up the same with Nazi’s and Communist

  132. feelthebern

    The Cat needs Knuckle Dragger Tinder stories.

  133. Shy Ted

    Sharia in Brunei: Gay sex, abortion, extramarital sex, stealing now punishable by stoning, amputation, death
    Earns you a promotion or your own show at the ABC.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    Tried a cooking class once. Made the world’s biggest hamburger.

    Ten seconds after completion, all seven levels fell over. The girls laughed at me – not with me, but at me.

    So no, no burger action. That said, this traumatic event was in Year 9 Home Ec.

    I’m never going back to that well.

  135. JC

    Fraser Anning’s extraordinary channel 7 interview; no other politician says what he says:

    Yea like free interest loans from the government?

  136. Pedro the Ignorant

    Japanese aghast at prospect of extra-long holiday to celebrate coronation

    Very weird people.

    A Jap geologist I worked with in the Gascoyne was on a 21 day on 7 day off FIFO shift.

    On his days off he never got on the plane out, just packed a little tent and backpack and walked off into the bush for a few days. He would come back in to the camp, skinny as a rake, sunburnt and dog tired.

    The cooks would feed him 3 or 4 steaks, a bucket of rice and half a dozen cold soft drinks and he would then shower, sleep for about 20 hours, then front up for work next day fresh as a daisy. He would never talk about what he did in the bush or why he wouldn’t get on the plane to civilisation.

    Everybody assumed he practiced one of those mysterious Oriental religions like Kung Pao or something.

    Top shelf geo, though, really knew his business.

  137. Arky

    Bangers and mash for tea here Ted.
    I’m on a serious economy drive such as to afford car parts.

  138. Boambee John

    “Allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step” and “It will forge a public opinion environment where keeping trust is glorious. It will strengthen sincerity in government affairs, commercial sincerity, social sincerity and the construction of judicial credibility.”

    Up until around the 1980s, we lived in a generally high trust society.

    I wonder what happened to it? //sarc//

  139. feelthebern

    Long story how the Bezos owned Washington Post & the editor who the movie “Spotlight” showed as a god amongst journo’s spiked a story against Charlie Rose.
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/what-was-the-washington-post-afraid-of.html

    Ronan Farrow broke the story in the New Yorker shortly after it was spiked.
    Even though the New Yorker & Vanity Fair are lefty elitist rags, their roll of correspondents break more stories in a month than the msm do in a decade.

  140. Arky

    The trick with mash is to finish it off with a whisk and put in a tonne of butter.

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    hahaha Labor Policy: wind driven electric vehicles!

    “This is not a world in which we can be assured of our prosperity” – interviewee on Bolt.

  142. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2978704, posted on April 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Green shoots became a tangle.

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    put in a tonne of butter.

    When in doubt, add copious butter.
    Solves many culinary problems.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s Terry McCran – very sensible.

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Next up, Bolt is having a segment on ‘shutting down people’.

    Interesting, as there seems suddenly to be so much of it.

  146. Shy Ted

    Port Augusta prisoner Wyatt Azaparti likely got methadone through vomit, inquest told
    By court reporter Rebecca Opie. Prisoners are sharing methadone by regurgitating their prescribed doses and passing the drugs onto other inmates, a coronial inquest into a fatal overdose at a jail has been told

    Don’t go to the library and don’t get out a book called “Australia’ Worst Female Prisoners”. Details this and much more. Our most difficult, unmanageable and dangerous prisoner is a lady which surprises no-one who has worked in that particular or related system. And when they’re released it’s straight onto Tinder. They use their most recent photo which may be several years old having been “out of circulation for a few years”. Not that this would information would be of any interest to Cats.

  147. stackja

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2978707, posted on April 3, 2019 at 7:13 pm
    hahaha Labor Policy: wind driven electric vehicles!

    “This is not a world in which we can be assured of our prosperity” – interviewee on Bolt.

    Warren’s View on BS car

  148. Pedro the Ignorant

    One for Bruce in WA.

    The Czech President Andres Babisz (SP?) presented Donald Trump with this handmade CZ75 pistol a couple of weeks ago.

    Not sure if the Donald would pack it, but it shore is purty.

    Presentation Czech CZ75 in 9mm.

  149. bespoke

    C.L.
    #2978675, posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm
    My article about the “ISIL Tradie” – posted to the old O.F. – has now been released from moderation, certified safe to read. Mates Rates.

    Its so obvious the tactic of selective dismissive is making things worse.

  150. Bruce in WA

    Thanks, Pedro.

    All the CZ firearms I’ve had anything to do with were honest, hardworking firearms, accurate but with no airs or graces.

    As you say, that one is definitely a cut above the rest!

  151. bespoke

    feelthebern
    #2978698, posted on April 3, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    The Cat needs Knuckle Dragger Tinder stories.

    err no. They have been modified for the Cat.

  152. Dr Fred Lenin

    The AFP reminds e of when they were the commonwealth police ,we used to call them the comical coppers .they were a joke to real policemen .that of course was when we had real policemen and trusted the “Force “ . Then the polliemuppets started messing about and it became a “service” with tiny women police . In. Y day policewomen were women not girls . Then that political female commissioner from NSW . The NSW police had a huge sendoff party for her leaving,she wasn’t invited . Endoverend was another politician .

  153. Empire 5:5

    Offering refuge to abusers is a stupid idea.
    We did it when Saddams mob lost their little war, seamlessly shifting from taking people fleeing Saddam to taking people fleeing the consequences of having being scum for Saddam and not wanting their punishment.

    The fog of war has been used through history to seed hostile columns on enemy territory. Current immigration laws make it easy to place minions.

    Moving the players is tricky. Operation Paperclip (sanitised):
    https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp90-01208r000100140078-3

    General Smedley Butler USMC (note last para):

    In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows. [Please note these are 1935 U.S. dollars. To adjust for inflation, multiply all figures X 15 or more]

    How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

    Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill. And what is this bill?

    This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

    Sound familiar?

    https://www.wanttoknow.info/warisaracket

  154. Black Ball

    Top Gear African special on, their finest work.

  155. jupes

    My article about the “ISIL Tradie” – posted to the old O.F. – has now been released from moderation, certified safe to read. Mates Rates.

    Excellent post C.L.

    It should have it’s own thread but Sinc doesn’t want the subject discussed for some reason.

  156. 1735099

    Channel 7’s extraordinary Fraser Anning interview

    “Extraordinary” is not a good description.
    “Unhinged rant” is close to the mark.
    Amongst other things, he described Sweden as a “failed state”, claimed London was “burning” and asserted that his fellow senators were “traitors”.
    This man is a raving lunatic.

  157. John64

    Why oh why does Blot persist in having imbecile Senator Kimberley Kitching (Mrs Slanderyou) on his show?

  158. My article about the “ISIL Tradie” – posted to the old O.F. – has now been released from moderation, certified safe to read. Mates Rates.
    Excellent post C.L.

    +1

  159. Eyrie

    “SATP
    I have been wondering how to create a campaign of refusing cooperation to certain agencies. How to get their operations hampered by good people jerking them around.”
    CASA would be a great candidate. Totally rooted an industry.

  160. jupes

    Fraser Anning’s extraordinary channel 7 interview; no other politician says what he says:

    Fuck he’s good.

    Just imagine we actually live in a country where not one other politician agrees with him.

  161. min

    JC the Katie Allen who spoke to us today was born in Albury,her father a physician and her mother a nurse, both dead now. All trained at the Alfred she has lived in Higgins for 40 years. She certainly knew that Germany’s transition to renewables had failed. Most politicians apart from Craig Kelly would not know about Germany , industrialists there are now complaining about energy prices and threatening to move.

  162. rickw

    It’s time the USA stopped selling high-tech planes and SAM missiles to the Erdogang in Turkey.
    Maybe too late, as they’ve already sold them Patriots. But, they’re having second thoughts about the F-35 sale since the Turkeys are hand in glove with the Russkies.

    Probably not to late, like the Iranians with their Tomcat’s they’ll instantly have massive trouble keeping them in the air when the parts and tech support are stopped.

  163. rickw

    One for Bruce in WA.

    The Czech President Andres Babisz (SP?) presented Donald Trump with this handmade CZ75 pistol a couple of weeks ago.

    Not sure if the Donald would pack it, but it shore is purty.

    Presentation Czech CZ75 in 9mm.

    The least gay gift given from one head of state to another for probably about 60 years.

    Beats the crap out of a hand knitted Kangaroo.

  164. rickw

    Just imagine we actually live in a country where not one other politician agrees with him.

    Just let’s you know how deep the Treason runs.

  165. Eyrie, I’ve no idea how to start. It would require everybody who deals with that dept to ignore it.
    A difficult ask.
    Australians are very good Germans. We’d link arms & sing on the way into the ovens.

  166. vlad

    I love Russians

    I’ve been looking for an excuse to post a link to this story. I heard in boyhood that a doctor at one of the poles took out his own appendix out with the help of a mirror. I always assumed he was American.

    Uh-uh. Russian. And the mirror was a hindrance. He mostly worked by feel. And not only that: he severed something he shouldn’t have (the blind gut) – ie he made a mistake in the operation – and he sutured it up, ie he fixed the mistake.

    And he was twenty-freaking-seven. Most of the 27yo’s I meet are still at university.

    As the song said: “Russia is a wondrous land.”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32481442

  167. jupes

    min

    You say that Katie Allen is:

    … a true conservative …

    You then go on to say:

    I was alittle concerned that her sustainable planet was emissions focussed …

    This does not compute. Either she is a “true conservative” or a global warming loon. Which is it? Smart money is on the loon.

  168. vlad

    It’s time the USA stopped selling high-tech planes and SAM missiles to the Erdogang in Turkey.

    After the war when the soviet engineers hit a wall in trying to design a jet engine aeroplane themselves they said to Stalin, why don’t we just buy one from the West?

    And Stalin replied, who’d be stupid enough to sell us one?

    The answer is the Labour Government then in power in the UK and, in particular, Stafford Cripps.

  169. Roger

    As the song said: “Russia is a wondrous land.”

    Russia is a land of very decent, long suffering people who have never had the leaders they’ve deserved.

  170. Shy Ted

    Mother Lode, I loved your ode
    It’s good because it’s true
    You should be Poet Laureate
    But you’re not Green, you’re blue.
    You’ll never guest on Q&A.
    The Dumb will never call.
    7.30? Not for you.
    You haven’t got the gall.
    You’re just a bank for our elites
    To plunder at their will
    And tell you how you’ll benefit
    From the pockets that they’ll fill.
    Bigger, faster, cheaper, now.
    We’ll pay the bills next year
    Warming, carbon, white terrorists
    You’re only safe with us
    But first we need to spy on you
    So why’s there all the fuss?
    These problems are real serious
    No, we’re not being funny
    So if we are to keep you safe
    We just need all your money
    And anything you had planned to leave to your children and grandchildren

  171. Oh come on

    Amongst other things, he described Sweden as a “failed state”, claimed London was “burning” and asserted that his fellow senators were “traitors”.

    So three for three, then?

    Okay, let’s say Sweden is a failing state (unquestionably past the point of no return, it’s done stick a fork in it), London was indeed burning not all that long ago and probably will again soon, and the bit about the other senators is patently obvious.

  172. C.L.

    Fraser Anning’s extraordinary channel 7 interview

    Every word true.

  173. Oh come on

    A mate of mine’s missus is Swedish. They lived over here for several years, moved back a year or so ago. While she was here, the missus was your typical bleeding heart lefty wrt immigrants and Mussssslims in particular. Then she moved back home and it didn’t take long for reality to smack her in the face (not literally – yet). She sings a very, very different tune about Sweden’s vast number of non-assimilating [email protected] today.

  174. Okay, let’s say Sweden is a failing state (unquestionably past the point of no return, it’s done stick a fork in it), London was indeed burning not all that long ago and probably will again soon, and the bit about the other senators is patently obvious.

    Suggest you visit the country (and the city) in question.

    You read too many extremist blogs that post utter overblown tripe.

    A bit like Catallaxy, actually.

    And apparently everybody is out of step except Anning.

    So pathetic.

  175. Mother Lode

    Thanks, Shy Ted.

    I believe the poets laureate used to be paid in ‘sack’ – a cheap white Spanish wine.

    Cuts out the redundant coin between writing and drinking.

  176. C.L.

    Belieb all victims …
    Victoria: check.
    Powerful brotherhood with a history of cover-ups: check.
    Improper sexual behaviour: check.
    One supposed victim: check.
    No evidence: check.

    So why hasn’t he been charged?

    Victoria Police former assistant commissioner denies Lawyer X’s claim they had a sexual relationship.

  177. Notafan

    Is numbers offering to go to Malmo and report on no go areas?

    As for London, do you think you are the only person here that travels?

  178. dover_beach

    From stackja’s link above:

    In a publicly-available letter addressed to Fr Rynne, Maureen Bennett wrote that she and fellow parishioners felt hostility towards the priest.

    “If people other than our Archbishop do not agree with your brand of religion you should expect it and stop putting forward a sob story about how badly done by you are,” she penned.

    “You accused us of being apostates when it is you who is setting up a sect within our religion and trying to indoctrinate everyone that yours is the only true religion.”

    She slammed as “ridiculous” his decision to wear a cassock and collar and hit out at the priest’s attitude towards women on the altar.

    “We have no love for clerical dress and have embraced those priests and nuns who have shown us that by dressing in the same way as the rest of us they are human beings,” the letter continued.

    Her criticism was broad.

    “Your attitude to women on the altar, depriving of us of positions we have humbly held in the past and the jerky manner in which you now turn to the people and the way you pray the consecration are all very annoying,” she said.

    The controversial priest had also introduced a Latin mass to the Westbury church in addition to the standard mass.

    Women such as this have been a disaster for the Church and the Archbishop is only encouraging this faithless lunatic and others Luke her by surrendering to her demands.

  179. Empire 5:5

    Amongst other things, he described Sweden as a “failed state”, claimed London was “burning” and asserted that his fellow senators were “traitors”.

    Well now we know he lurks here.

  180. Oh come on

    Numpty, go and spend time with your sick wife.

  181. Notafan

    You are right DB

    Her comments about a young man who has dedicated his entire life to serving God are shameless and mostly, extraordinarily petty.

    Religious have always been human beings.

  182. Empire 5:5

    Bobby b like buy muh book b4 y’all find out I’m a crony.

  183. Mater

    Tailgunner,
    Are there any odds going on Anning getting back in?

  184. Oh come on

    Dear Catallaxy Catholics: is a “Catholic evangelical group” a thing? I don’t have a great knowledge when it comes to ecclesiastical matters, but I thought it would be oxymoronic…?

    I ask because a “Catholic evangelical group” made an appearance in a news article recently.

  185. Notafan

    So what if a few, presumably older men past fighting age, made millions in the war, or any other war, for that matter?

    For all anyone knows they may have served in WWI

    Do we expect people to run businesses without making profits?

    As long as what they produced was what they were asked to produce who cares?

    Lots of ordinary people made money working double and triple overtime too.

    I’m sick of the sinister undertones, btw that generation of manufacturers are all dead

  186. Notafan

    Yes they are.

    Margaret Court was once an evangelical Catholic.

    Not my cup of tea

    Speaking in tongues etc.

  187. Oh come on

    Hmm. There was an article a few days ago about a Polish church burning Harry Potter books and some other items. It said the church was a “Catholic evangelical group”.

  188. C.L.

    Fifty years ago today, Pope Paul VI destroyed one of the greatest cultural treasures in human history: the Tridentine Mass. Or, rather, he tried to destroy it. The replacement – the Maoist-sounding New Order mass – is cultural, theological and anthropological garbage and will not stand the test of time.
    ——-
    Related: 1971 Statement by Scholars, Intellectuals, and Artists Living in England.

    “If some senseless decree were to order the total or partial destruction of basilicas or cathedrals, then obviously it would be the educated – whatever their personal beliefs – who would rise up in horror to oppose such a possibility.

    Now the fact is that basilicas and cathedrals were built so as to celebrate a rite which, until a few months ago, constituted a living tradition. We are referring to the Roman Catholic Mass. Yet, according to the latest information in Rome, there is a plan to obliterate that Mass by the end of the current year.

    One of the axioms of contemporary publicity, religious as well as secular, is that modern man in general, and intellectuals in particular, have become intolerant of all forms of tradition and are anxious to suppress them and put something else in their place.

    But, like many other affirmations of our publicity machines, this axiom is false. Today, as in times gone by, educated people are in the vanguard where recognition of the value of tradition is concerned, and are the first to raise the alarm when it is threatened.

    We are not at this moment considering the religious or spiritual experience of millions of individuals. The rite in question, in its magnificent Latin text, has also inspired a host of priceless achievements in the arts – not only mystical works, but works by poets, philosophers, musicians, architects, painters and sculptors in all countries and epochs. Thus, it belongs to universal culture as well as to churchmen and formal Christians.

    In the materialistic and technocratic civilisation that is increasingly threatening the life of mind and spirit in its original creative expression — the word — it seems particularly inhuman to deprive man of word-forms in one of their most grandiose manifestations.

    The signatories of this appeal, which is entirely ecumenical and nonpolitical, have been drawn from every branch of modern culture in Europe and elsewhere. They wish to call to the attention of the Holy See, the appalling responsibility it would incur in the history of the human spirit were it to refuse to allow the Traditional Mass to survive …”

    I’ve highlighted a few of the big names in a very stellar ensemble of signatories:

    Harold Acton, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Bayler, Lennox Berkeley, Maurice Bowra, Agatha Christie, Kenneth Clark, Nevill Coghill, Cyril Connolly, Colin Davis, Hugh Delargy, Robert Exeter, Miles Fitzalen-Howard, Constantine Fitzgibbon, William Glock, Magdalen Gofflin, Robert Graves, Graham Greene, Ian Greenless, Joseph Grimond, Harman Grisewood, Colin Hardie, Rupert Hart-Davis, Barbara Hepworth, Auberon Herbert, John Jolliffe, David Jones, Osbert Lancaster, Cecil Day Lewis, Compton Mackenzie, George Malcolm, Max Mallowan, Alfred Marnau, Yehudi Menuhin, Nancy Mitford, Raymond Mortimer, Malcolm Muggeridge, Iris Murdoch, John Murray, Sean O’Faolain, E.J. Oliver Oxford and Asquith, F.R. Leavis, William Plomer, Kathleen Raine, William Rees-Mogg, Ralph Richardson, John Ripon, Charles Russell, Rivers Scott, Joan Sutherland, Philip Toynbee, Martin Turnell, Bernard Wall, Patrick Wall, E.I. Watkin.

  189. C.L.

    The Archbishop of Hobart continues the great tradition of Australian episcopal cowardice.

  190. Eyrie

    “We’d link arms & sing on the way into the ovens.”
    Yep, Hitler chose the wrong country. I know some lovely gentle people who if they got a phone call this evening telling them that a bus would be coming in the morning at 7:30 to take them to a death camp would only ask ” what should I pack?”

  191. Eyrie

    “Well now we know he lurks here.”
    He wasn’t aware of this place until I told him about it.

  192. jupes

    Look, I have no sympathy for Creepy Joe, and think it’s great that the left are suffering from their own stupid #metoo movement, but this headline is ridiculous:

    Former college student and sexual assault survivor Caitlyn Caruso told the Times that Biden rested his hand on her thigh at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada and hugged her “just a little bit too long.”

    To think that it wasn’t too long ago when the left was perfectly cool with Bill Clinton having his anus licked by an intern and Roman Polanski drugging then r*ping a 13 year old.

  193. Women such as this have been a disaster for the Church and the Archbishop is only encouraging this faithless lunatic and others Luke (sic) her by surrendering to her demands.

    The “disaster for the church” are not “women such as this”, but the Temple Police – about three people in this diocese – who had Bishop Bill Morris sacked by Benedict.
    They’re a rapidly dying breed, but there are a very few scattered about. They have lost whatever clout they held with Francis as Pope, and Pell in jail.

    I reckon a few comment here.

  194. egg_

    Kung Pao

    No match for Dr Donkey Wang in the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

  195. cohenite

    Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party registered, will run candidates at election

    Joe Kelly The Australian April 3, 2019

    The Australian Electoral Commission has registered Fraser Anning’s new political party in a move that will allow the controversial Queensland senator to run candidates at the May election for the Senate and House of Representatives. The AEC has confirmed to The Australian that it registered the new party yesterday. The move means that Senator Anning will not run as an independent at the May election and that “Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party” will appear on ballot papers.

    The Australian has also confirmed that Senator Anning plans to run Senate candidates in most states as well as a range of lower house seats.

    Under the AEC’s rules, a candidate or Senate group is eligible for election funding if they obtain at least 4 per cent of the formal first preference vote in the division or the state or territory they contested.

    ‘This has been a long process but it is a great relief that ‘Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party’ is now officially registered,” Senator Anning told The Australian. “Today my colleagues had their say, now the Australian people can have theirs”.

    The Australian understands that there were “14 written particulars” received by the AEC objecting to the registration of Senator Anning’s new party.

    The National Party of Australia, the NSW Nationals, the Liberal National Party and the Australian Conservatives lodged objections

  196. dover_beach

    “We have no love for clerical dress and have embraced those priests and nuns who have shown us that by dressing in the same way as the rest of us they are human beings,” the letter continued.

    “Your attitude to women on the altar, depriving of us of positions we have humbly held in the past and the jerky manner in which you now turn to the people and the way you pray the consecration are all very annoying,” she said.

    She is also a liar. These are not the comments of a humble person. Not in the least. She has also acted in a destructive and horrid manner to what appears is a faithful and devout priest.

  197. Arky

    Netflix.
    The Highwaymen.
    Kevin Costner and Woody Harroldson.
    And tonnes of old Model A’s, T’s and B’s.

  198. dover_beach

    The “disaster for the church” are not “women such as this”, but the Temple Police

    That would be this woman and Co. that had this priest removed not for being heterodox but because he deprived her the opportunity to aggrandize, you cloth-eared clown.

  199. Arky

    Kevin Costner getting around in a perfectly restored, black Model B, V8, with the exact same colour wheels as I have.

  200. So the Catholic lady in charge of paying the light bill and cleaning the electric keyboard was bitching that the priest did not dress like a laicised, communist nun who teaches theology at university and is an atheist.

    Seems totally reasonable for her to get her priest sacked for absolutely nothing.

  201. Mark A

    dover_beach
    #2978783, posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    “We have no love for clerical dress and have embraced those priests and nuns who have shown us that by dressing in the same way as the rest of us they are human beings,” the letter continued.

    Not quite the same, but she would be horrified if the captain of the aircraft she is flying on would turn up in tattered jeans and thongs.

    I’m sure the pilot’s skills would be the same and yet…

  202. Pedro the Ignorant

    Flagpole update.

    Pole and fittings installed and thirty million ants destroyed with weapons grade ant killing powder, but as official sunset time (1811 hrs) has passed at Casa Pedro, the Oz flag will be raised over the rolling hills tomorrow morning, not necessarily at official sunrise.

    Retired gentlemen do not arise at dawn.

    It’s the law.

  203. I am reading that book you recomended. Pandoras Star. Cracker story. thank you

    Glad you like it.

  204. Roger

    The new Third Reich.

    Australia’s biggest trading partner.

  205. C.L.

    “Temple Police” is a Queensland phrase that came to prominence at St Mary’s in South Brisbane after weirdo parish priest Peter Kennedy abolished Catholicism and was reported to Rome for multiple heresies and wacko beliefs. His cult followers liked to call the rapporteurs the “temple police.” They thought that was really cutting or something. Anyway, Kennedy was eventually sacked by Archbishop Bathersby – who was hardly a traditionalist. Nobody has talked about Kennedy for years. Like all vainglorious heretics, he was quickly forgotten.

  206. Bruce in WA

    From DFAT:

    Terrorism
    Terrorism is a threat throughout the world, including Europe. There is a heightened threat of terrorist attack in Sweden, including by those motivated by the current conflict in Iraq and Syria.

    The Swedish government assesses that the threat of terrorism is at level 3 of 5, indicating an elevated threat level.

    In April 2017, a vehicle attack on a pedestrian street in central Stockholm resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. Terrorists are likely to continue planning attacks targeting Sweden.

    ​In recent years, terrorists have staged attacks in a number of European cities. Recent attacks in European cities have targeted airports, public transport including train stations, places of worhsip, sporting venues and other areas that attract large groups of people, including places popular with foreigners such as Christmas markets. European security services have also prevented a number of planned attacks in recent years.

    In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places that could be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. Avoid visiting at peak times and have a clear exit plan if there is a security incident.

    Exercise caution in public places such as shopping areas, places of worship, sporting venues, public transport, airports and other transport hubs, and places of mass gathering.

    Report any suspicious activity or items to police.

    Monitor the news for any new or emerging threats.

    Take official warnings seriously, and follow the instructions of local authorities.

    If there is an attack, leave the affected area immediately if it is safe to do so.

  207. C.L.

    “We have no love for clerical dress and have embraced those priests and nuns who have shown us that by dressing in the same way as the rest of us they are human beings,” the letter continued.

    Wow. People who don’t dress “like the rest of us” are not human.
    This is why St Paul decreed that women were to have no authority over churches.

  208. Armadillo

    I’m hoping tonight’s conversation will be more sensible than last nights. Fingers crossed.

  209. Thanks for all the tips Cats.
    I’m well versed in dealing with Police. Almost every day I have dealings with a police officer.
    There is a lengthy joke on the wall of my office.
    Some dobbing suckhole reported it as “very disturbing” or somesuch.

    So Qld Police sent 2 x detectives to “Check my Thinking”

    Upon discovering the purpose of the visit, I bid them Good Day & advised them to see themselves off the premises.
    The “interview” had lasted a total of Sixty-Four seconds.
    For a further Twenty seconds there was total silence until they opted to leave.

    The lengthy joke on my office wall is now reprinted in a much larger font, on cleaner paper, & there is no longer anything obscuring the view of it.
    It is never going to come down. Not now.

  210. Gab

    She is also a liar. These are not the comments of a humble person. Not in the least. She has also acted in a destructive and horrid manner to what appears is a faithful and devout priest

    Fr Rynne served at the first Mass given by Francis as Pope. Fr Rynne was a Deacon back then in 2013, This young priest loves to offer the Latin Mass, which means he also offers a very devout norvus ordo Mass. Thankfully, a priest here (TLM type) took Fr Rynne in for a few days this week so he would have received the correct advice and sincere hospitality.

    As for Maureen from the Parish, she once did a course on “Lay Leader’s Manual: Gathering on Sunday discerning worship needs in the absence of a priest”.

    She has envy written all over her wretched face. How dare this young priest come in and take over her role!!

  211. JC

    Good for you driller. On a serious note I’m sure you were very take aback by that nonsense.

  212. Armadillo

    I see that the plod has raided Steve’s joint, and that Arky has a horn.

    Situation normal then.

  213. Eyrie

    Socrates at the Pub, how about posting the joke here?

  214. Arky

    An hour into this thing, and I can say: It’s the shit.
    Only glimpses of Bonnie and Clyde, mainly the results of their crimes. Like that. Other movies make them out as glamorous heroes.
    Kevin Costner heaps better actor than in the old days.

  215. The joke is:

    A man walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and an ass…

  216. Armadillo

    She has envy written all over her wretched face. How dare this young priest come in and take over her role!!

    Sheliahs do this stuff all the time, Gab.

  217. cohenite

    From the Spectator
    https://www.thegwpf.com/climate-alarm-bombs-in-elections-down-under/

    Climate Alarm Bombs In Elections Down Under
    Climate change played no role in determining the NSW election outcome. The Greens, the Coalition and Labor all of which had climate policies – all lost ground.

    It was utter bunkum; but typical self-delusion by those ideological crusaders determined to do whatever it takes ‘to save the planet’ – at whatever the cost.

    ‘Climate change is now a more pressing matter for New South Wales voters than hospitals, schools and public transport’ asserted the green-left Sydney Morning Herald in the run-up to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s outstanding victory. And to reinforce the message against carbon emissions, it added that among the top environment concerns was coal. Other media within this inner-city bubble of group-think unreality included SBS which warned pre-election that ‘Climate change will be a vote changer’, while the ABC inevitably listed environment on top, claiming that ‘Voters in dozens of seats appear to be signalling to parties that without a clear plan to address climate change they will be punished at the polling booth’.

    But climate change played no role in determining the outcome. The Greens, the Coalition and Labor all of which had climate policies that, to differing degrees, imposed heavy cost burdens on the economy and energy consumers involving job losses in industry, all lost some ground. The Coalition, especially the Nationals, should heed the lesson that the only big election winners were the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party that won three lower house seats despite the New Zealand gun massacre news. And, contrary to the warnings from the left media, the SFF election policy took strong objection to the major parties’ anti-emissions rhetoric.

    Environment laws should not be aimed at appeasing minority city-based extreme green viewpoints… Affordable and reliable energy is the key to success… Government should not divert large sums of public money into intermittent energy sources; with the increasing saturation of renewable energy comes greater risks to energy reliability that is best provided by large coal-fired generators. We believe that it is logical to construct two new baseload High Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley’.

    If the Nationals were unhappy before the election with the Liberals’ ‘Labor-lite’ emissions limitation policies (the NSW Liberal target is zero net emissions by 2050 as against Labor’s 100 per cent by then and 50 per cent by 2030) it is unlikely they will wear them after losing seats to the SFF. And the federal Nationals have every reason to be worried about the threat to their regional seats of the SFF energy policy.

    The outcome of the coming federal election may depend on whether the Nats’ concerns and pressure for reliable affordable energy (including coal) will have a greater impact on Morrison than the fears of Josh Frydenberg that Kooyong could turn into another climate-dominated Wentworth unless due obeisance is made to the emissions gods. And, unlike the USA, that the government will stick with the Paris Agreement targets, despite their having inconsequential effects on the world’s greenhouse gasses.

  218. bespoke

    I have to say the grammar in this place has gone down hill.

  219. C.L.

    As for Maureen from the Parish, she once did a course on “Lay Leader’s Manual: Gathering on Sunday discerning worship needs in the absence of a priest”.

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  220. rickw

    Americans struggling to comprehend what is happening in New Zealand:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YC01R1xOo5c

  221. C.L.

    Yeah, I saw the trailer for the new Costner/Harrelson movie.
    Was glad the film treats Bonnie & Clyde like the lowlife scum they were.
    Good stuff.

  222. Gab

    This is why St Paul decreed that women were to have no authority over churches.

    I painstakingly sat through one session at my parish for the submission to the Plenary Council. It was mostly populated by old women including some “nuns without habits” It was abysmal. One “nun” flew at me in a rage when I suggested that preaching about hell should be done from the pulpit occasionally on Sundays as a reminder.

    We received the final compiled submission this week. I couldn’t get past the first paragraph that said, among other things, yoga should be introduced in parish halls. This is from the minds formed after Vatican II. It was diabolical, in the true sense of the word. And other requests that I won’t bother to repeat here.

    There are lots of incidents that have happened in this particular parish church, including a nun (this one in habit) performing self-intinction, which the rubrics forbid, at a Mass on Sunday. Not to mention the priest who decided one public holiday weekday, to hold Mass in the large foyer-cum-coffee area next to the actual church, leaving the church empty. No reason other than there were only about 30 people there. He set up an “altar” on the kitchen bench next to the large espresso machine. And there’s more …

    But that submission was the last straw. I won’t be going back there again and they won’t be receiving my donations.

  223. Infidel Tiger

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/barnaby-joyces-exwife-natalie-is-now-a-competitive-body-builder/news-story/7d0eadcf7bc6c90903472335a3e68003

    Barnie’s ex is my type of woman.
    So are the other gals in the pics.

    Don’t want nuptials etc but hey.

    Holy shit.

    She did that in a year?

  224. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2978800, posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I’m hoping tonight’s conversation will be more sensible than last nights. Fingers crossed.

    Leaving early?

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