Open Forum: April 27, 2019

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  1. Overburdened

    As far as free hookers for the disabled goes

    I got a dodgy knee.

    Hopefully I will be able to include this service in my NDIS package.

  2. If you want to watch a train wreck – live – check out Hamish Blake’s Lego Masters (Nine).
    Possibly the worst television program ever conceived.

    There’s a bunch of kids here glued to the screen.
    They’re totally silent, & not up to any mischief.
    The only other way I know to get the same result would be to supa glue the soles of their feet to the floor, and the same method to close their gob.
    This makes it the best TV show ever made, IMHO.

  3. Overburdened

    Egg 14:00

    Damn straight.

    If you ever get a chance to get out to the Clermont Men’s Shed you will be in awe of the location and the good it does for the community.

  4. Farmer Gez

    Couldn’t help noticing this balanced news reporting organisation got their information from Bob Brown, and a couple of members of the convoy.

    I hadn’t seen Crazy Bob on tv for a while and it nice to know some things don’t change, he looks and sounds bat shit crazy as always.

  5. Crossie

    Leo’s ever-growing age-gap: Incredible graph shows that 44-year-old DiCaprio has still NEVER dated a woman over the age of 25

    He does it because he can. I don’t see why it’s his fault, what about the sweet young things? I’m pretty certain that he didn’t compel any of them.

  6. Mitch M.

    Just reading the three books I bought Hairy for his birthday in May. He has agreed I need some entertainment while basically chair-bound with leg up. (Doc O’Oirish says I have broken some veins from my knee injury and have blood leakage causing my rainbow leg and blackened foot). Must be something we share, this bad leg stunt.

    In the wars Lizzie! Hope it works out for yourself and family.

    Last week a friend of mine rang to advise his brother has terminal cancer. My friend was obviously on the turps and seeking sympathy. I didn’t have much time for his maudlin disposition. Today I mentioned this to a friend and said I don’t do sympathy well. He said of course you don’t because you can’t sympathise with others when you have no sympathy for yourself. What was he suggesting?

    Get better, rest up.

  7. Crossie

    I hadn’t seen Crazy Bob on tv for a while and it nice to know some things don’t change, he looks and sounds bat shit crazy as always.

    At least we know he’s still alive, not that his existence has improved the world in any way.

  8. egg_

    I hadn’t seen Crazy Bob on tv for a while and it nice to know some things don’t change, he looks and sounds bat shit crazy as always.

    I’m sure Dubya’s Security had him pegged during his visit.

  9. bespoke

    Why did the camera keep panning down, Adam. I don’t get it.

  10. Bespoke,

    Neither do I. It’s a mystery.

    Or maybe the misogynies.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    Is this the same news organisation that still employs Virginia Trioli after she made mental illness signals to a response from a Liberal Party member?

    Not usually so overt BB.
    I heard an ABC report on the Convoy of Incompetence yesterday.
    Now, it’s not the actual script of the report as much as the intonation …
    “The convoy making it’s way to Queensland to try to stop the Adani coal-mine has encountered an unusual obstacle … residents en-route protesting against the convoy” [code – can you fkn believe that?]
    Why is a protest by people to preserve their jobs “unusual”?
    And the incredulous “how dare they” tone said it all.

  12. Anyway my point is decentralisation has financial and productivity costs which are so great it does not justify it. It might be great for real estate in the beneficiary town, but everyone else pays for it.
    It’s like a cargo cult. Keynesian in its bald faced grab at OPM.

    New England wanted to be its own State then the NSW Government rigged the referendum by adding in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

    What a bunch of malodourous turds.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/altered-states-20050125-gdkk5s.html

    Hell, the Riverina came close to full blown sedition in the 1930s.

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4376525

    RIVERINA DEMANDS

    THREAT OF SECESSION

    That’s how you do it. Break up the States and emasculate the Federal government.

  13. Mark A

    Probably posted before?

    The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, just visited the M…m survivors of the attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Why does the same compassion not spur the British royal family to stop in Sri Lanka, their former colony, to meet the Christian survivors, before going back to England?

  14. egg_

    “The convoy making it’s way to Queensland to try to stop the Adani coal-mine has encountered an unusual obstacle … residents en-route protesting against the convoy”

    Watermelons collide with reality.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Labor candidate to resign over anti-Sem1tic post

    exclusive
    Alice Workman
    Political Reporter
    @workmanalice
    3 minutes ago April 28, 2019

    Labor NT Senate candidate Wayne Kurnoth is expected to stand aside tomorrow morning after it was revealed by The Australian that he shared an anti-Sem1tic conspiracy theory that claims the world is being run by a secret society of Joowish shape shifting lizards.

    Labor sources told The Australian this evening that Mr Kurnoth acknowledges what he did was unacceptable.

    After being counselled by senior Labor figures he said he doesn’t want to be a distraction to the party and will stand down.

    His name will remain at the number two spot on Labor’s NT Senate ticket, as ballot papers have already been printed.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  16. Black Ball

    Leigh Lowe, was there any such consternation from the ABC against struth and his convoy to Canberra?

  17. Memoryvault

    Neither do I. It’s a mystery.

    No mystery.
    It’s so the viewer doesn’t get too engrossed with the turtle-neck collar.

    Obviously.

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    “Joowish shape shifting lizards.”

    Wow…this Joowish woman would love to “shape shift” and be a size 8 again.

  19. Overburdened

    Re the comment earlier about people living simple lives

    Now semi retired I occasionally take contracts in the middle of nowhere such as mining, rural and remote communities around our great Country.

    Sometimes it is necessary to dress up and talk to nabobs in capital cities.

    Otherwise I’m in boardies and a t shirt or singlet, fishing, surfing, worming, crabbing and torturing my guitar in the middle of nowhere. If it’s nippy I light a fire.

    Meanwhile my mob that as previously mentioned are so atomised that there is no sense of communal identity are on the tit because their life has been destroyed by Lieutenant Cook or something.

    Naturally they are totally urbanised and know how to do fuck all.

    Naturally also they have no career and have made no contribution to society.

    It’s also natural that we do not associate and have not since mum died.

    Fuck them I reckon.

  20. “The convoy making it’s way to Queensland to try to stop the Adani coal-mine has encountered an unusual obstacle … residents en-route protesting against the convoy” [code – can you fkn believe that?]
    Why is a protest by people to preserve their jobs “unusual”?
    And the incredulous “how dare they” tone said it all.

    Heard/saw the same report, or a very similar one.
    Was struck by the very marked incredulous-cum-indignant tone of “can you f’kn believe it?”

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why does the same compassion not spur the British royal family to stop in Sri Lanka, their former colony, to meet the Christian survivors, before going back to England?

    Maybe his SAS guys told him he might be shot, blown up or beheaded by people of no discernible motive or description.

  22. Overburdened

    I have said all this before.

    I know a lot of people like me.

  23. Boambee John

    Black Ball at 2027

    To ask the question is to answer it.

    But I suspect that Albosleazy with his “Convoy of Incontinence” slander did get a lot of coverage.

  24. WTF?

    ACT now has three reps and two Senators?

    It is 910 sq miles, legally it only needs to be 100 sq miles.

  25. Labor candidate to resign over anti-Sem1tic post

    For some strange reason the article is not open for comments. It’s a mystery.

  26. I know a lot of people like me.

    You know a lot of people who do the same stuff as you or you have lots of mates?

  27. The ALP are recruiting people who would agree with John T Earnest’s stupid, stupid stupid manifesto.

    Wow. Just wow.

  28. Labor NT Senate candidate Wayne Kurnoth is expected to stand aside tomorrow morning after it was revealed by The Australian that he shared an anti-Sem1tic conspiracy theory that claims the world is being run by a secret society of Joowish shape shifting lizards.

    You couldn’t make up this sort of stuff.

  29. You couldn’t make up this sort of stuff.

    Really? David Icke got rich by pedaling this utter guff.

  30. Entropy

    I hate those shape shifting lizards.

  31. Overburdened

    I think is the best thing I have done is having 2 children with now 5 degrees between them and are both professional people with a work ethic and sense of mission.

    Surprisingly they are sympathetic to their Relos and I can’t share that with them.

    Not, as far as I know, that they mix with their relos apart from bookface.

  32. Entropy

    Especially the green ones with red gills.

  33. Overburdened

    I did have assistance in the production of the kids from the ex.

  34. stackja

    Socrates – ALP Bill Hartley legacy lives on.

  35. Overburdened

    Adam

    Apologies for no expressing myself clearly.

    I know a lot of people who have had a crack.

  36. Mark A

    OT again
    Sorry to be a bore, but did the original Det Insp. Barnaby had to return to duty, or have we missed a million episodes in between?

    Watching tonight’s episode of Midsomer murders. Feeling like TV for a change.

  37. know a lot of people who have had a crack.

    They had a shot at the title or they were chicks?

  38. Overburdened

    Entropy

    Look at Anthony Wiener and tell yourself lizard people don’t exist.

  39. cohenite

    Is this the same news organisation that still employs Virginia Trioli after she made mental illness signals to a response from a Liberal Party member?

    Trioli is a skank and has form as shown by her comments about Trump again when she thought the mic and camera were off. This cow should be cleaning the toilets.

    Pulling face at BJ at 55 seconds:

  40. Overburdened

    Adam

    I don’t talk with fuckwits.

    I’m just telling you.

  41. cohenite

    Here is a still of trioli pulling the face; for me it is the perfect image of the fucking abc.

  42. Overburdened

    Correction

    I do talk with fuckwits when I’m being paid.

    Not in my own time.

  43. Black Ball

    Mmmyes cohenite but Numbers assures us that the ABC are neutrally balanced. In God’s butthole are they balanced.

  44. bespoke

    Well I’m content with my simple life OB and I don’t begrudge other peoples success. There is still a demand for dirty work and not everybody is cut out to be leaders. The center right reeds to develop a narrative separate from the lefts enabling, pandering but with out the condescending tone. Candace Owens and Peterson is an example.

  45. Mark A

    Oh well, tonight is not for small talk on the forum it seems.

    TV is boring, back to books

  46. Rockdoctor

    Even the sympathetic Kenny was light on about the anti Bob Brown protest in Clermont. You literally have to dig to find anything on it and most kiddy journo’s trying to paint the reaction violent… Looks like the convoy never even ventured north of the Peak Downs Hwy turn off. A lot of flattering coverage of Bob’s side. How pathetic.

  47. Memoryvault

    Oh well, tonight is not for small talk on the forum it seems.

    God gave us porn for just such occasions.

  48. Overburdened

    Bespoke

    Agree

    What I do doesn’t define me and I think if people follow their noses and do the best they can then they will do ok.

    As you say, people are encouraged to be pathetic.

  49. bespoke

    Sorry to be a bore

    What’s changed?

  50. Overburdened

    Ha Rockdoctor
    There’s the pathetic word again.

    It’s an epidemic.

  51. Overburdened

    Mark A

    It’s all small talk.

    It’s a blog.

  52. Overburdened

    In the meantime bespoke I have had the pleasure of meeting champions in different aspects of life.

    In particular a bloke that told me my method of worming was all wrong.

    He was good.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coalition narrows gap on Labor as poll approaches

    Simon Benson
    National Affairs Editor
    0 minutes ago April 28, 2019
    No Comments

    The Coalition has narrowed the gap on Labor as the election campaign enters its final three weeks with minor party preferences now expected to be crucial to the result on May 18.

    An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the Coalition has improved its two party preferred vote by one point and now trails Labor 49-51.

    While it is the best result for the government under Scott Morrison’s leadership, both major parties have lost popular support as Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party locks in 5 per cent of the primary vote nationally to emerge as the leading minor party after the Greens.

    The Coalition’s primary vote fell from 39 per cent to 38 per cent in the past two weeks. Labor’s has fallen two points to 37 per cent over the same period.

    Despite the narrowing contest, Labor would be on track win the election based on the latest survey’s results.

    Bill Shorten has recorded his highest approval rating since March 2015 with 39 per cent of voters satisfied with his performance marking a 2-point rise on the last poll.

    He has also narrowed the gap as preferred prime minister, lifting his numbers two points to 37 per cent compared to a one point drop to 45 per cent for Mr Morrison.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  54. Pedro the Ignorant

    I have a 50 cm bungarra (WA lizard) who sunbakes on the back fence most days.

    Never knew it was a shape shifter who runs the worlds banking system.

    If he is there tomorrow I will get some investment advice.

    Don’t expect me to share.

  55. cohenite

    51%/49% latest poll.

  56. JC

    The liars could really lose this.

  57. cohenite

    John64, snap.

    Tits has narrowed with scomo as preferred PM.

  58. Entropy

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2999582, posted on April 28, 2019 at 9:34 pm
    I have a 50 cm bungarra (WA lizard) who sunbakes on the back fence most days.

    Never knew it was a shape shifter who runs the worlds banking system.

    If he is there tomorrow I will get some investment advice.

    Don’t expect me to share

    Don’t cross him, or he will send the gumnuts Babis in after you armed with glocks.

  59. JC

    I bet he hasn’t, Cronkite.
    Tits is a fucking idiot and punters are beginning to realise it.

    51/49 is in the margin of error.

  60. Steve trickler

    Well done, Richard.



  61. cohenite

    I was only paying half notice of Murray when he said tits had narrowed the gap with scomo as preferred PM. Don’t blame me.

  62. Leigh Lowe

    An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the Coalition has improved its two party preferred vote by one point and now trails Labor 49-51.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    We are now in “seat-by-seat” territory.
    The Peanut Promise machine will be in full swing this week.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    Tits should just stay home and say nothing about be he will be a shoo in.

  64. max

    Lizzie, how did they pick up Hairy’s prostate cancer ?

    Blood test ?

  65. John64

    The highlight of Paul Murray’s people’s forum in Dutton’s electorate was when a punter thanked Dutton for removing the worst prime minister in Australia’s history.

    Spontaneous and raucous applause.

  66. Top Ender

    Mrs TE now thinks a cruise around New Zealand might be the thing.

    Plus some driving which undoubtedly I’ll have to do.

    Last time we were there it was like going back in time 30 years.

    I wonder if they have mobile phones there now.

  67. The ALP only need 50.8% to get 77 seats (speaker + a working majority of 1) and the Green allies will stitch up the Senate for them.

    If the polls are 51/49, then 53/47 and 54/46 are also in contention (as is 49/51).

    It is garbage though. You have to look at the State level, new seats, retiring muppets.

    When you factor in how VIC and QLD have picked up seats and have the most swing to the ALP, then…

    Going off the state based polls, they will be at 53.9% 2PP and get 92/151 seats

    If you understand how strong the unions are in QLD and VIC and how left wing their State governments currently are, I highly doubt Ray Hadley and the good people of Castle Hill can save the House for SlowMo.

  68. Fisky

    Watch out for another couple hundred billion in new spending promises from Tits next week. Every Chinese grannie brought in under the free visa program to get a guaranteed spot on the NDIS.

  69. Crossie

    Pity there are so few people in Hollywood like Richard Dreyfuss.

  70. Candy

    Palmer party has 5%, I think. Amazing comeback and still not paid the refinery worker entitlements. He must have charisma and believability for people. I’m not seeing it but huge comeback.

  71. Overburdened

    Tits is a rolling comedy show.

    People should well remember petergarrett’s remarks that when we’re elected we will change it all.

    Or words to that affect.

    It tits gets over the line, then it will show the shit show the politics has become.

    Apologies if I was a bit heavy earlier.

    As much as I think I’m balanced, the baggage sometimes surfaces.

    I’m over it now, not that I expect anyone to give a fuck.

    There are in excess of 7,700,306,000 people and counting who all have their own story.

    https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

  72. Crossie

    Fisky
    #2999597, posted on April 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Watch out for another couple hundred billion in new spending promises from Tits next week. Every Chinese grannie brought in under the free visa program to get a guaranteed spot on the NDIS.

    No problem, super funds are full of money. A vote in House and Senate and all that money is Shorten’s to do with as he pleases.

  73. Black Ball

    My Kitchen Rules and a team serves kangaroo with no black judges. FMD has the world gone mad? Excuse me whilst I appropriate French culture and finish a bottle of white before bed.

  74. Fisky

    It’s a tough decision for the PRC marginal seat bloc vote you’d think. On the one hand they get to bring in all their folks with Medicare cards provided on arrival. But part of the deal is, the kids will be force-fed Safe Schools propaganda and have their gender reassigned without parental consent. Choices!

  75. Overburdened

    Steve Trickler

    Thanks for the link.

    Do you think RD believes in the Judeo Christian ethic?

    Do you think he is on a mission?

    Who do you think he will vote for?

  76. Overburdened

    As mentioned before a Nigerian person told me

    Don’t eat the zebra.

  77. DrBeauGan

    Black Ball
    #2999602, posted on April 28, 2019 at 10:10 pm
    My Kitchen Rules and a team serves kangaroo with no black judges. FMD has the world gone mad? Excuse me whilst I appropriate French culture and finish a bottle of white before bed.

    😁😎😇

  78. Des Deskperson

    I switched over to the ABC after the SBS programs on the Silk Road and caught the last 10 minutes of ‘Will Australia Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?’

    I gather it was a young Indigenous schoolteacher from Broome going around Australia interviewing wonderful and brilliant Indigenous current and emerging leaders who had the commitment and charisma or whatever to make it as the first Black PM, despite the apparently insurmountable odds in racist Oz.

    Then he went back to his primary school class in Broome, showed them the interviews and asked them who they thought was the most impressive as a potential black PM.

    Guess who they more or less unanimously agreed on??

  79. DrBeauGan

    You’re allowed to appropriate any culture you like, BB. The trick is to choose the good bits and ignore the bad bits. In the case of the French, wine is one of the good bits.

  80. Des Deskperson

    ‘Waleed?’
    Close

  81. That fiasco at the Clermont racetrack where the swampy chick got put in hospital, a textbook example of what can go wrong when you take animals around dickheads who know nothing about them.

  82. Overburdened

    Does Deskperson

    There is no one in Broome.

  83. Overburdened

    It may be a good idea to put the best and brightest amongst the local locals from Broome in the halls of power and let them run the show.

    What could go wrong.

  84. Black Ball

    Yes DrBeauGan, sage advice. Finding the wine is going down quite nicely watching Gordon Ramsay and 2 other chefs traversing Scotland on their culinary travels. Very amusing.

  85. Lazlo

    max

    I can’t answer for Lizzie. But in my case the clincher was a biopsy. The decision to go for biopsy was heralded by a year or so of increasing (blood test) PSA. Biopsy is the best diagnostic we have.

  86. Overburdened

    Naturally it would be necessary to have a conflab about who, amongst the ones that have the best camps on the Oval, the ones that take the second best shade and the ring ins as to who should take it on.

    None of them has the base understanding to be able to function.

    Game over.

  87. Howdy Lieutenants and Economists!

    Why the Left is a Bigger Threat than the Right

    One of Cappy’s better rants of late.

    Cappy explains to a moderate why he slams on the left, and rarely the right.

  88. Des Deskperson

    I’m off to bed.

    it was Stan, of course!

  89. Dave in Marybrook

    Des- I dunno, but definitely wouldn’t be possible MHRs Price or Mundine, or legit pre-entries like Wyatt or Burney. Wow, three quarters of them are Right.
    …. any money re-invested on the Eagles this year?

  90. Overburdened

    DD

    Sleep well.

    Re read your post.

    Of course.

    Same story applies.

  91. Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger a fine video on reparations.
    https://youtu.be/l5DqRXv8zE0

  92. Infidel Tiger

    The GetUp stooge independent running in Curtin has been busted creating a a fraudulent ReachTel poll which the West Australian ran as a big scoop that she was on the verge of winning.

    She surely has to resign.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m bookmarking that one, BB.

    Back from the pub, quite good viewing from a beachside venue.

    I was in New Zealand around 30 years back as well. Beautiful, beautiful country. On the rare occasions we went through little towns it looked like Pleasantville.

    Frightfully cold, Frightfully, frightfully cold. Especially if your employer sends you there sans winterised clothing of any sort. I found out that trench foot was still a thing.

    Also – New Zealanders have a strange bent for cans of strawberry lemonade. Seriously, strawberry lemonade. There’s something seriously wrong with a country that has a marketable demand for stuff like that.

  94. Pedro the Ignorant

    sTan Grant can’t be the first black Prime Minister in Oz.

    He is multicoloured.

    Gone from gubba to deadly fella quick as a flash. Bit suss.

    Pat Dodson has a black hat with a nice black red and yellow band which apparently he has special dispensation to wear while sitting in the Senate chamber.

    Obviously being groomed for bigger things when tits takes the keys to the Lodge.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    sTan Grant can’t be the first black Prime Minister in Oz.

    He is multicoloured.

    Neither can Pat Dodson – his father was an Irish shearer, and his mother of mixed Malaysian/European/Aboriginal origin.

  96. Dave in Marybrook

    Barry House as WA leader of the upper house was obliged to instruct Dodson to remove his headwear while being solemnly sworn in as a new Senator……..
    I think big Baz squibbed it tho.

  97. Pedro the Ignorant

    Ken Wyatt (MHR for Hasluck in Perth SE suburbs) is a nice bloke, but he is rooted because he belongs to the Libs.

    The northern part of his electorate is full of wealthy retirees who would choke on their caviar before voting for Tits, but the southern part is a low socio-economic area full of dole bludgers and blow in reffos from sub Saharan Africa and the ME.

    The reffos and bludgers will be looking at who will dispense the most largesse to keep them from having to join the workforce.

    It is a numbers game.

  98. Overburdened

    KD

    Have been back and forth to NZ regularly for a bit.

    Was there recently for an event.

    The Aus contingent were put in front.

    This was as much a surprise to the Aus contingent as anyone else.

    NZ is a small place.

  99. Pedro the Ignorant

    Geez, Zulu.

    Pat Dodson has been anointed as an “Uncle” of the First Nations ab industry. 🙂

    No argument or pointing out his suss gubba ancestry is allowed.

  100. Pedro the Ignorant

    Gawdalmighty.

    The Green candidate for my electorate is a poofter teacher reffo from Malaysia.

    Eugene Marshall (possibly not the name he was born with).

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Green candidate for my electorate is a poofter teacher reffo from Malaysia.

    I’m sorry, since when was that Wong chappie running in your electorate?

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Geez, Zulu.

    Pat Dodson has been anointed as an “Uncle” of the First Nations ab industry. 🙂

    No argument or pointing out his suss gubba ancestry is allowed.

    My late father was a shearer, on the same team as “Snowy” Dodson…. he had no time for Dodson’s sons….

  103. Pedro the Ignorant

    Are there any heterosexual imports from Malaysia in the Parliament?

    All Hail Diversity.

  104. Rossini

    Another quiet night……..doesn’t take long to catch up with the posts…
    Goodnight all!

  105. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/PNTQTL-QI0A

    It’s all about the beat.

    This is why I am shithouse at playing.

    I demand a grant to find out why Afro rhythms shit all over Treaty by Yothu Yindi.

    I demand to be a victim of something.

  106. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/Hj6-irrsnsw

    A link with some refreshing ideas of what this classic song means.

    I prefer the Doctor John version.

    OAO

  107. Beachcomber

    Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Celebrates Her Birthday in Sky-High Christian Louboutins

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/04/27/fashion-notes-melania-trump-celebrates-her-birthday-in-sky-high-christian-louboutins/

    What’s most interesting about those photos is the demeanor of Japanese PM Abe and his wife. They are happy to be there and are friendly and respectful.

    Compare it with the attitude of Abe and his staff as they behold Merkel, Macron and May. Such a folded-arms cold-faced stare is very unusual from Japanese in that sort of situation. It is a clear and very strong signal contempt and lack of respect. Abe is standing by Trump in that photo.

  108. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/aAhHGYrzj2M

    Another favourite of white appropriation

    Definitely gone

  109. Overburdened

    From my experience with the Japanese it’s a win if they show their teeth in a pic

    Like Nellie Melba I am now gone.

  110. Tom

    Johannes Leak #2 (with the Paywallian’s Media Diary).

  111. Tom

    Chris Riddell (London Observer — the Sunday version of the Guardian) on Theresa May sucking up to China.

  112. Tom

    Nigel Farage hater Peter Brookes (London Times).

  113. struth

    Thank you Tom.

    So how much are the QLD police charging Bob Brown?
    A young Canadian girl isn’t allowed to walk down a Sydney street yet Bob is far more offensive to people where he went.
    Pillow biting outranks straight female?

  114. John Constantine

    https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6088484/big-tick-for-livestock-from-new-consumer-survey/?fbclid=IwAR3HqdKS_edehI83diSXHuJ5XVt35kzK_RpfcParA-1doXnuccZ8wPp9DiQ

    Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has withdrawn support for the controversial EAT-Lancet “diet for planetary health”.

    Launched in January 2019, the EAT-Lancet diet was the work of a group of prominent academics seeking to solve the looming problem of feeding 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the planet.

    They called for a 90pc cut in red meat consumption and increased intake of plant-based foods.

    The move to drastically cut red meat consumption was based on their view it had a high environmental footprint per serving compared to other food groups. Livestock farming was having has an impact on greenhouse gas emissions, land use and biodiversity loss.

    But major concerns were raised about the impact of the diet on people’s health and livelihoods, leading to WHO dropping its endorsement.

    And one of the authors of the EAT-Lancet diet, US-based Professor Jessica Fanzo, has admitted to the Irish News their report ignored the impact o the diet on consumers and the livelihood of farmers.

  115. John Constantine

    Those waging a war on meat and livestock will be disappointed with new global research from US-based agricultural giant, Cargill.

    More than two-thirds of respondents to their latest consumer survey said they intended to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein in the next year.

  116. calli

    Love the Taylor toon.

    Rowe can’t draw Shorten at all, but the subject was amusing.

  117. 132andBush

    Another big event forecast for Wednesday/Thursday.
    Taking the punt on canola given sowing window/moisture/rotation/price equation. Also a dearth of field pea seed from last years failed season.
    Excellent opening for those of us lucky enough to be under the drop seven days ago.

  118. 2dogs

    It’s almost like the US should start a pact with Russia and China against Islamic theocracy.

  119. Farmer Gez

    Bill Shorten’s splurge on childcare follows the ABC running stories about cost and availability of care some weeks ago which I pointed out was preparing the ground for the ALP.
    The collusion between the ABC and the ALP is becoming comical.

  120. Entropy

    Lindt Cafe siege sniper sues NSW Police for negligence alleging lives could have been saved
    The chief sniper during the Lindt siege is suing NSW Police for negligence claiming he and other officers were not allowed to do their jobs the way they were trained.

    He alleges if proper procedures had been followed cafe manager Tori Johnson and barrister Katrina Dawson’s lives could have been saved.

    In a 30-page affidavit the officer — who can only be identified as Sierra 3-1 — claims he has suffered psychological trauma because of the decisions taken by his superiors during the siege.

    Soon after the inquest Sierra 3-1 made a complaint to the Law Enforcement Conduct Commissioner claiming senior officers perjured themselves at the inquest.
    That complaint was dismissed.
    He suffers continual flashbacks and nightmares including seeing Mr Johnson killed by a shotgun blast to the head.

    The civil action was lodged in the NSW District Court on April 12 for a one-day hearing next year. There is also another unrelated incident he is suing over.

    The case will re-examine many aspects of the siege which saw a number of flaws exposed in police procedure and led to a damning coronial report.

    Mr Johnson, 34 and barrister and mother Ms Dawson 38, died during the siege which began when gunman Man Monis took 17 people hostage in Martin Place on December 15, 2014.

    The siege ended at 2am the next day when Monis executed Mr Johnson and police stormed the cafe shooting him dead while a bullet fragment killed Ms Dawson. During an inquest in 2016 the marksman was critical of his bosses.

    “The way we trained for incidents like this is for the sniper co-ordinator to be in the command post. I asked to perform that role on this occasion, but I didn’t,” he said.

    “My point to the debrief was … we need to play how we train,” the then-sergeant said.

    The officer was medically discharged from the force in March of 2017.

    Madman Man Haron Monis also played a part in his wife’s murder. Picture: AAP/Dean Lewins
    “It was a big decision for him to take this action, both to make a complaint against his then bosses and to take civil action’,” said a relative of Sierra 3-1. “He believes Tori Johnson’s life was savable and says that in his affidavit.”

    The relative said his statement contains other “explosive”’ information about the actions of many senior police on the night.

    The officer himself refused to comment to the Telegraph.

    During the inquest he claimed senior police did not follow the proper plans put in place for such an incident and also gave a graphic account of the events leading up to the execution of Mr Johnson and the lack of response from the command post.

    “I saw Tori take up a kneeling position in proximity of window two,” Sierra 3-1 told the inquests held in 2016.

    “He was facing towards the main door so I could see his left side. (Mr Johnson) had both hands interlocked on top of his head.”

    The inquest heard of repeated communication problems on the night and how Sierra 3-1 radioed just after 2am that Mr Johnson was on his knees but did not receive any response.

    “I remember hearing a shot fired and seeing a muzzle flash and seeing Tori flinch,” Sierra 3-1 said.

    “And by flinch I mean drop down momentarily from his position. But he resumed the position after that.”
    Originally published as Lindt siege sniper sues NSW Police over ‘failures’

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Michael Ramirez.

    He’s usually spot on but not this time. I suspect that a lot of the problems with MMR coverage are because it is produced using a cell line taken from an aborted fetus. I checked the original and follow up patents and I can confirm that. (It’s the R bit that uses that method, as I recall.)

    So the actual stupidity is the pharmaceutical company that makes it this way in a nation where the Roe vs Wade issue is incandescent and where religious sentiments are very powerful in some areas. All they have to do is use a different method and those objectors will be happy (even if the antixvaxxers aren’t).

  122. mh

    Even when David Rowe draws clothed men, it still involves a man up another man’s arse.

  123. Spider

    I might have missed it but I’m amazed that within a couple of days of Tarrants vile mission in Christchurch his every word on social media has been consumed and analysed and blame assigned to Dutton, Anning, random right of centre radio jocks right through to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. They’d chased down everyone who remotely knew him in a Australia, NZ and Turkey. His ex landlady and the lady at the Maccas drive thru were probably interviewed as well.

    One of the Sri Lankan bombers has studied in Australia. Crickets. Nothing to see here. Move along, please. No connection at all.

  124. Farmer Gez

    We haven’t marked lambs yet but there seems to be very good numbers with the ewes.
    I moved two mobs to fresh paddocks yesterday, very very slowly and no dogs.
    Putting ewes and lambs through gates is tricky and you have to spend plenty of time bringing the front running ewes back to the lambs at the rear who will always backtrack looking for mum.

  125. Bushkid

    Thanks as always Tom, although I no longer bother to even look at Rowe. His characterisations are just too sick. You’d have to wonder at his state of mind to keep drawing the way he does.

  126. Caveman

    Clive Palmer going off on the Today show, has alot of fight in him.

  127. Bushkid

    Leake’s bob Brown ticks the box this morning though.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    One of the Sri Lankan bombers has studied in Australia. Crickets. Nothing to see here. Move along, please. No connection at all.

    James Morrow on Outsiders yesterday did a wonderful spray at the news media about exactly this. Asked directly how often do we see the left being blamed as the ’cause’ of this sort of problem in the same way that they blame the right. Yet lefties and the victim culture likely radicalized this dumber than dumb bomber and would have been contributory to many others of a particularly archaic faith being similarly affected.

  129. calli

    On the subject of Rowe’s cartoon, I wonder what the reportage would have been had Peanut been given UAP preferences?

    🦗 🦗 🦗?

  130. mh

    More cartoons

    Kay Wilson
    @kishkushkay
    ·
    21h
    Pic 1: The Jew leads Winston Churchill.
    Nazi Germany 1940.

    Pic 2: The Jew leads #DonaldTrump
    @nytimes
    USA 2019.
    https://twitter.com/kishkushkay/status/1122290507714113538?s=20

  131. calli

    Rowe would have had Peanut and Palmer sitting in a hot tub toasting with bubbly. And ScoMo at the door, wrapped in a bathtowel and looking disappointed.

    Predictability cubed.

  132. mh

    More cartoons

    Kay Wilson
    @kishkushkay
    21h
    Pic 1: The J_w leads Winston Churchill.
    Nazi Germany 1940.

    Pic 2: The J_w leads #DonaldTrump
    @nytimes
    USA 2019.
    https://twitter.com/kishkushkay/status/1122290507714113538?s=20

  133. calli

    Yes, mh. As one commenter on the feed says:

    The @NYTimes’s non-apology apology (link: https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122143162506596354) twitter.com/nytopinion/sta… takes care
    — not to contradict the calumnies in the cartoon; and
    — to preserve the legitimacy of alleging them (publishing the cartoon was merely “an error of judgement” because “the image was offensive”)

    Weasel words. They knew exactly what they were doing but got blow-back. And then we get a synagogue shot up and one poor woman murdered.

    The spirit of the times. These things are not isolated.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh noes! Your iPod is destroying the world.

    Climate bombshell: Why listening to your favourite music is HARMFUL to the environment

    STREAMING music to your phone through platforms like Spotify and Apple release more greenhouses gasses into the climate than buying CDs, researchers have shockingly claimed.

    Streaming services now need to allocate the computing power, servers, storage and cloud capabilities needed for people to access their music online. You might think that less physical product means far lower carbon emissions. All of this comes at a cost of increased power usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Professor Devine explored the environmental and human impact of the music industry in his book Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music.

    Given the sort of popular stuff that is prevalent these days I’d also say music is decomposing.

  135. woolfe

    So basically its now 50 / 50. One wonders what damage the LNP / One Nation imbroglio will do to the final result where the LNP took preference advice from those that hate them, great move SloMo!

    I will be giving One Nation my first vote and LNP 2nd with ALP last and Greens Second last.

    Will be voting below the line in the Senate, Go Custard.!

  136. Spider

    Above should have read, of course, Chelsea Clinton not Hilary.

    With regard to Sri Lankan bomber with Australian connection I just find it interesting that I haven’t seen fellow students interviewed or the Iman at the local mosque or proprietors of bookshops he may have frequented or firebrand lecturers at university. No one curious.

  137. Mother Lode

    Saw the apology from the NYT (it is linked to one of the responses to the tweet).

    It refers to an ‘error of judgement’ as being behind it.

    That is a standard explanation that, as always, explains nothing.

    Just try to think of what this ‘error of judgement’ could have been:

    Not knowing about anti-Semitic iconography?
    Not realising that this looked every inch like the garbage produced by anti-Semitic regimes to pave the way for their pogroms?
    Knowing the above and thinking it clever?
    Not realising how offensive it is?
    Not caring?

    Which ‘error’ are they alluding to? Because they are all pretty damning.

    And the pretense that because it came from a syndicate no one realised? What? No one at the NYT knew it what was going to appear in the Old Grey Cat-Lady until after it was printed and sold/posted to their website?

    What a shambolic operation.

  138. Mother Lode

    Ha!

    Calli beat me to it.

  139. Tel

    Nigel Farage hater Peter Brookes (London Times).

    Farage definitely comes out the winner in that one.

  140. Lindt Cafe siege sniper sues NSW Police for negligence alleging lives could have been saved

    Very interesting to see how Annetts & Tame will play out against Hill v West Yorkshire Police.

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re Prostate Cancer. It’s not so much the number on the PSA test that is revealing (a high PSA can mean other things, such as a severe infection) but the rise in that number over time that tends to get urologists suggesting biopsy. Biopsy is the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis but even there you have to assess the results carefully. Your lesions from a range of samples are given a Gleason score. Anything over 7 anywhere means you need to consider treatment, although there is still the option of ‘watchful waiting’ with continual biopsies. Then you find out that continual biopsies don’t do the prostate too much good either and may even ‘track out’ cancer cells beyond what is called the containing ‘capsule’. Also, people can die from ‘watchful waiting’ by waiting too long: those cells have metastasized beyond the capsule while you were ‘watching’.

    Then you have the nightmare of deciding treatments. There are many, some still experimental. Two most tests and popular are radical surgery (basically removal of the prostate gland and urinary replumbing; so this is complicated stuff) or brachytherapy (radioactive seeds inserted into the prostate to kill the tissues locally; far less invasive). Brachytherapy means no further surgery is possible, although further radiation is still available. Radical surgery is said to be improved in outcome by robotic techniques (Da Vinci). The range of treatments being developed is because traditional surgical procedures have been so dire: while effective against cancer they have some horrendous side effects – on urinary functioning and for many men, the most important one, they ‘impair’ male s8xual functioning (for which euphemism, read ‘destroy’ say our disappointed friends). Hairy and I were thus not too interested in surgery. Long term Brachytherapy efficacy results five years ago, and even more so now, were showing very good, comparable to Da Vinci, on indices of no-recurrence of cancer and it is far less invasive in other ways too. Brachytherapy, if performed well by very experienced practitioners, is very much better on ALL side-effects, and we have definitely found these side-effects to be minimal. Nothing an occasional blue tablet doesn’t fix, and so much better, negligible, on everything else, unlike what sad friends of ours who opted for the robotics now tell us they are going through with all of these dire side effects. All that said, Brachytherapy is not suited to everyone and first and foremost, you want to put survival ahead of all else.

    Those expensive robotic machines won’t pay for themselves, was our conclusion. Don’t be pushed into quick action. Take the time to talk around and get the best advise for your particular case. Sites like Inspire dot com offer good support and experiential advice offered people who have been through it all.

  142. woolfe
    #2999702, posted on April 29, 2019 at 7:44 am

    So basically its now 50 / 50

    I think Tits is in a much stronger position than this.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/federal-election-2019-antony-green-house-of-reps-calculator/10872122

    You can say that is out of date but the strong swing in QLD basically is the deciding factor.

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re Prostate Cancer. It’s not so much the number on the PSA test that is revealing (a high PSA can mean other things, such as a severe infection) but the rise in that number over time that tends to get urologists suggesting biopsy. Biopsy is the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis but even there you have to assess the results carefully. Your lesions are given a Gleason score. Anything over 7 anywhere means you need to consider treatment, although there is still the option of ‘watchful waiting’ with continual biopsies. Then you find out that continual biopsies don’t do the prostate too much good either and may even ‘track out’ cancer cells beyond what is called the containing ‘capsule’. Also, people can die from ‘watchful waiting’ by waiting too long: those cells have metastasized beyond the capsule while you were ‘watching’.

    Then you have the nightmare of deciding treatments. There are many, most experimental. Two most popular are radical surgery (basically removal of the prostate gland and replumbing; so involved stuff) or brachytherapy (radioactive seeds inserted into the prostate to kill the tissues locally; less invasive). Brachytherapy means no further surgery is possible, although further radiation is still available. Radical surgery is said to be improved in outcome by robotic techniques (Da Vinci). The range of treatments being developed is because operative procedures have been so dire: while effective against cancer they have some horrendous side effects – on urinary functioning and for many men, the most important one, they ‘impair’ male s8xual functioning (for which euphemism, read ‘destroy’). Hairy and I were thus not too interested in surgery. Long term Brachytherapy efficacy results five years ago, and even more so now, were showing very good, comparable to Da Vinci, on indices of no-recurrence of cancer. Brachytherapy, if performed well by very experienced practitioners, is very much better on ALL side-effects, and we have definitely found these side-effects to be minimal. Nothing an occasional blue tablet doesn’t fix, and so much better, negligible, on everything else, unlike what sad friends of ours who opted for the robotics now tell us they are going through with all of these dire side effects. All that said, Brachytherapy is not suited to everyone and first and foremost, you want to put survival ahead of all else.

    Those expensive robotic machines won’t pay for themselves, was our conclusion. Don’t be quickly pushed into a decision. Take the time to talk around and get the best advise for your particular case. Sites like Inspire dot com offer good advice.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Farage definitely comes out the winner in that one.

    And May is taking her party on a death ride.

    Tories warned AGAINST defecting to Farage party – Labour’s ‘fanatical Remainers’ could win

    Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis admitted there was “huge frustration” in Tory ranks at the Brexit chaos but urged members not to switch to the Brexit Party set up by the former Ukip leader. And Nigel Evans, a joint executive-secretary of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, advised fellow MPs to avoid any “dalliances” with the Eurosceptic force. Their appeals yesterday followed reports of possible high-profile defections from the Tories to the Brexit Party, which is being tipped to top the poll in euro elections due to be held in the UK next month following the postponement of the country’s departure from the EU.

    They’re begging conservatives not to jump ship. Not a good sign.

    BREXIT SHOCK: Farage party SOARS in EU Election vote with FIVE POINT boost – latest polls

    NIGEL FARAGE’S Brexit Party has soared into a six point lead over nearest rivals the Labour Party, according to the latest polls. … In a major blow to Theresa May’s faltering party, the Tories are now down to 13 percent – 15 points behind the Brexit Party. Labour is currently on 22 percent while Remainers Change UK are tied with the Green Party on 10 points. The Lib Dems have seven percent while Ukip is on five percent.

    Predictions Point to Tories Losing 405 to 1,100 Seats in Local Elections

    A pollster for Sky News has predicted that the Tory Party could lose more than 400 seats in local elections, whilst a projection from polling data points to a loss of over 1,000 seats. Professor Michael Thrasher, associate member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, told news presenter Sophy Ridge “there are a lot seats at stake” in the local elections on May 2nd.

    Nice work Ms May. You’ve just secured your place in history…

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re Prostate C. It’s not so much the number on the PSA test that is revealing (a high PSA can mean other things, such as a severe infection) but the rise in that number over time that tends to get urologists suggesting biopsy. Biopsy is the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis but even there you have to assess the results carefully. Your lesions are given a Gleason score. Anything over 7 anywhere means you need to consider treatment, although there is still the option of ‘watchful waiting’ with continual biopsies. Then you find out that continual biopsies don’t do the prostate too much good either and may even ‘track out’ cancer cells beyond what is called the containing ‘capsule’. Also, people can die from ‘watchful waiting’ by waiting too long: those cells have metastasized beyond the capsule while you were ‘watching’.

    Then you have the nightmare of deciding treatments. There are many, most experimental. Two most popular are radical surgery (basically removal of the prostate gland and replumbing; so involved stuff) or brachytherapy (radioactive seeds inserted into the prostate to kill the tissues locally; less invasive). Brachytherapy means no further surgery is possible, although further radiation is still available. Radical surgery is said to be improved in outcome by robotic techniques (Da Vinci). The range of treatments being developed is because operative procedures have been so dire: while effective against the C they have some horrendous side effects – on urinary functioning and for many men, the most important one, they ‘impair’ male s8xual functioning (for which euphemism, read ‘destroy’). Hairy and I were thus not too interested in surgery. Long term Brachytherapy efficacy results five years ago, and even more so now, were showing very good, comparable to Da Vinci, on indices of no-recurrence of cancer. Brachytherapy, if performed well by very experienced practitioners, is very much better on ALL side-effects, and we have definitely found these side-effects to be minimal. Nothing an occasional blue tablet doesn’t fix, and so much better, negligible, on everything else, unlike what sad friends of ours who opted for the robotics now tell us they are going through with all of these dire side effects. All that said, Brachytherapy is not suited to everyone and first and foremost, you want to put survival ahead of all else.

    Those expensive robotic machines won’t pay for themselves, was our conclusion. Take the time to talk around and get the best advise for your particular case. Sites like Inspire dot com offer good advice.

  146. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well, three goes at trying to post a very detailed entirely medical piece on the Big C in men sent it to the spamminator pronto each time. Even using a disguised word or two about marital relations.

    This site is seriously unusable now due to these stupid filters.

  147. bespoke

    Black Ball
    #2999629, posted on April 28, 2019 at 10:51 pm
    Knuckle Dragger a fine video on reparations.
    https://youtu.be/l5DqRXv8zE0

    Whittle is wrong thinking anything will settle this ever. To much money and power invested in agitation.

  148. John Constantine

    If the Sri Lanka terror attacker had have been a far right extremist, their compliant Australian media would have fallen into line with the approved Helpful narrative.

    Diligently and Helpfully searching the bombers social media for any links to groups and people that it would help their left to attack.

    The truthiness that people wonder which Australian groups and people and influences created a crazed monster is not Helpful.

    Is this a one off, or is there a production line and it is just too early to move to politics by another means?.

    Comrades, we must always ask how we can Help the revolutionary struggle.

  149. calli

    Sh*t. Central Synagogue was locked down last night. Apparently a hoax.

  150. Ellie

    Thanks Tom.
    Chris Taylor’s toon is my fav for this morning.
    Fun police out in force.

  151. bespoke

    umm I should have watched the entire thing BB because he came to the same conclusion. Still game play’s are unpredictable id rather a clear simple message.

  152. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ll summarize options for those interested and see if it gets through:

    Biopsy: the Gold Standard for diagnosis; and then you need to get on the net for it gets complicated regarding treatment. Don’t rush into anything, do your research.

    Watchful Waiting: a good option if low Gleason score, but always the risk of waiting too long.

    Da Vinci Robotics Surgery: promises nerve-sparing effect on marital relations but does not deliver, according to various friends we know who have taken this option. The men have also had severe urinary issues too. Old style non-robotic surgery has the virtue of ensuring ‘a good look’ at what’s going on.

    Brachytherapy (radiated seed insertion, a localized treatment): our experience here has been very positive. Hairy has had no significant side effects and has been declared ‘cured’ with almost no PSA. Perhaps he’s just one of the lucky ones but latest figures do bear out our experience.

  153. calli

    You would think that story might be pertinent, given events in the US. You wouldn’t know about it by scanning ABC’s “Just In”.

    But we do know about a model collapsing and dying on a Brazillian catwalk.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nope. Even the simplest summary of three highly orthodox treatment options is axed as Spam.

  155. calli

    It will appear, Lizzie. When it does, link back to it so we can read.

    And forget about The Ghost Who Stalks.

  156. Top Ender

    Bandana man has parking problem

    He gets around in an eye-catching red bandana and now it seems media all-rounder Peter Fitz­Simons has the car to match.

    A sharp-eyed reader snapped what is said to be FitzSimons’ Tesla Model S in a fetching shade of — ahem, shall we say bandana red — outside the Four Frogs Creperie in ritzy Mosman on Sydney’s lower north shore.

    But it’s not just the colour and sleek lines of the car that caught the eye. It was the other, yellow lines denoting that it is in a place where parking isn’t permitted.

    One local told Diary it was not the first time said vehicle has been spied in that position. The driver is a regular at the Soul personal training gym upstairs and at the nearby Avenue Road Cafe where he is said to bang out his column after a workout.

    “He’s there every single day, at least once a week he parks it in that spot, a no standing zone,’’ the local said.

    “If he can’t get a park, he doesn’t waste his time looking, he just whacks it in that no-standing.

    “He goes into the gym, Soul personal training, for an hour, comes out. If there is a parking ticket on it, he leaves it there and goes into the cafe, sits in the corner on his little Macbook.”

    It seems the spaces in front wouldn’t accommodate such habits — they are five-minute spaces designed for locals to duck in for a takeaway coffee or to pick up the dry cleaning.

    “It’s the height of arrogance, that’s what it is … it’s difficult to get around that corner, to see around it. It basically inconveniences everyone trying to get around that corner,’’ the local said.

    “Fair enough if you leave it there, put your hazards on, and go into the dry cleaner for two minutes. Fair enough, but it’s not. He’s there for two hours. C’mon mate, you’re taking the piss.

    “The two spaces in front are five-minute parks, so people can park, run in and grab a coffee.

    “He has the same table in the corner, reserved specifically for him every day.

    “There are usually legal spots available but he parks illegally anyway. He doesn’t seem to care”

    FitzSimons told Diary he does indeed own a red Tesla but when read the number plate he said he didn’t know it and wasn’t with the car to check.

    When put to him that the picture showed said vehicle was parked illegally, he said: “Well hold the front page. So what?”

    He also denied being a serial offender.

    “That is not true. I haven’t had a parking ticket in ages,” he repeated twice, for emphasis.

    Some comments:

    Andrew
    15 MINUTES AGO
    Man of the people. Everyone is equal, but he is just considers himself more equal…
    Likethumb_up4
    Liz
    20 MINUTES AGO
    Fitz and the truth have had a strained relationship for a long time
    Likethumb_up8
    Right! said Fred
    24 MINUTES AGO
    I liked him better when he was simply a Rugby player . . .
    Likethumb_up2
    garry
    25 MINUTES AGO
    Banana Man a law unto himself. The unwashed masses need to realise their position on the status pole.

    Oz media section

  157. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    cancer, treatment, marital relations, options, side effects, watchful waiting, Da Vinci robotics, brachytherapy.

    Just testing

  158. John64

    Blot is absolutely correct.

    Following the Lib’s improvement in Newspoll; another helpful intervention from Mick Trumble is imminent.

  159. Ellie

    How are you, Lizzie?
    I read you hurt your leg.
    You and I both have our legs raised. 🙄
    I was carrying a box of fruit (no, not one of my fruity friends) in heels just a tad too high, didn’t see the ridge on the footpath. Went arse over tit. My left leg wore the brunt. Hairline fractures in my knee cap! 😔

  160. Farmer Gez

    I’d be getting Jenny Morrison out in front if the Libs want to win.
    By all accounts she’s lovely and people immediately warm to her.
    She’s got broad appeal and it’s a battle ground Bill can’t tread. All’s fair these days.

  161. Leo G

    Saw the apology from the NYT (it is linked to one of the responses to the tweet).
    It refers to an ‘error of judgement’ as being behind it.
    That is a standard explanation that, as always, explains nothing.
    Just try to think of what this ‘error of judgement’ could have been:

    Assuming that all NYT readers are so Judaeophobic that they could say nothing about it?

  162. Mother Lode

    BoN,

    These studies and the chaotic flock of moths that flutter about them remind me of two verses from an Auden poem:

    Lovers of small numbers go benignly potty,
    Believe all tales are thirteen chapters long,
    Have animal doubles, carry pentagrams,
    Are Millerites, Baconians, Flat-Earth-Men.

    Lovers of big numbers go horridly mad,
    Would have the Swiss abolished, all of us
    Well purged, somatotyped, baptised, taught baseball:
    They empty bars, spoil parties, run for Congress.

    Warmies have the minds of small number people, but the appetite for control and power of big number people (have all of us well purged, somatotyped, emptying bars, spoil parties and falling in behind the Greens).

    Without even the briefest flicker of awareness of the enormity of what they do, they happily step from 0.01mA on your iPhone to the destruction of worlds in swirling whirlpools of thunderous fire.

    But they believe their animal spirits and nature worship preserve from consequences.

  163. C.L.

    Female runner is outraged she didn’t win a cash prize for coming, like 78th, in a race:

    One of Queensland’s leading universities has been forced to backflip over a decision not to award female runners prize money at a weekend fun run.

    Brisbane runner Alexandra Blake crossed the line first in the women’s 5 kilometre race category at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Classic, but was outraged when she didn’t receive a cent, unlike her male counterparts.

    I train just as hard as those guys. I come here thinking that if I do well I can get something out of it to support my running and I don’t see how I’m any less valued than the men,” Ms Blake said …

    “I just felt angry,” she told the ABC.

    Her father Mark Blake posted on social media that organisers should be ashamed of themselves.

    “This is a pure disgrace and sexist in the extreme. It’s not about the money — it’s about the simple concept of equality,” he said.

    “My daughter who won the 5km was told by the race director, ‘it’s simple enough, if you want prize money you simply have to beat the men.’

    “You sir should never be allowed near athletics or any sport again.”

    QUT, of course, has capitulated and will now give money to female slow coaches:

    “We apologise for this and given QUT’s oversight we have restructured the winnings and will now be awarding cash prizes to the top three female and male runners,” QUT said in a statement.

    Queensland University of Technology backflips over allocation of prize money for female runners.

  164. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well, that got through. Hairy had Brachytherapy and we are very happy indeed with the results, really minimal side-effects. Friends who had robotics (Da Vinci) are far less happy with their experiences.

    That said, do your research, don’t be rushed, and seek good advice as each case is different.
    If younger, consider watchful waiting.

  165. MatrixTransform

    Waleed?

    Waleed == Rachel Maddow with a dick

  166. mh

    AJC
    @AJCGlobal
    Apology not accepted. How many @nytimes editors looked at a cartoon that would not have looked out of place on a white supremacist website and thought it met the paper’s editorial standards? What does this say about your processes or your decision makers? How are you fixing it?
    https://twitter.com/AJCGlobal/status/1122180983854211074?s=20

  167. MatrixTransform

    “We apologise for this and given QUT’s oversight we have restructured the winnings and will now be awarding cash prizes to the top three female and male runners,” QUT said in a statement.”

    They then went on to add, “The cash prizes will be left in an envelope at the finish line. Just pick it up when you get there Sweetie”

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “We apologise for this and given QUT’s oversight we have restructured the winnings and will now be awarding cash prizes to the top three female and male runners,” QUT said in a statement.

    I don’t have a problem with this. It’s a fair recognition that men and women are different and should run in different races under different rules. A prize for being the best woman amongst women is a good prize.

  169. Mark A

    Everything old is new again. Electric vehicles from 1883

    Whilst in 1899 a Jeantaud had a reach of 140 kilometers without charging, one year later this lay at 262 kilometers, until in 1901, an electric car by the “Compagnie Parisienne des Voitures Électriques Système Kriéger” managed a distance of 307 kilometers on one charge.

    Note the distance.

  170. bespoke

    calli
    #2999726, posted on April 29, 2019 at 8:19 am
    And forget about The Ghost Who Stalks.

    Is this something the cheap seats should no or is it strictly high tower insiders? 🙂

  171. it’s about the simple concept of equality

    Nope.

    But hey cue more ads where a fat dude can’t keep up with a chick. That’s great for the culture.

  172. MatrixTransform

    It’s a fair recognition that men and women are different and should run in different races under different rules.

    She’d just end up getting outrun by a Tranny anyways.

  173. C.L.

    “It’s not about the money — it’s about the simple concept of equality,” he said.

    Equality demands that women receive nothing unless they finish in the top three.
    She doesn’t deserve a red cent.

  174. MatrixTransform

    in a words per hour race, I bet she’d win by a country mile

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You and I both have our legs raised. 🙄

    No doubt about it, Ellie, we are true sisters under the skin.
    And I wasn’t even wearing heels that day; flat Merrells as I knew I’d be running after this little lad.

  176. MatrixTransform

    Spartsbet said, if she isnt out-whinging you by half time we’ll give yr money back

  177. Notafan

    This gentleman attempted to go to Syria in 2014.

    He must have been on a watchlist, Sri Lankan security services should be hung out to dry.

    Christians are expendable in Sri Lanka.

    the guy studied at Swinburne and had links with Neil Prakash though SBS failed to mention that this time

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    in a words per hour race, I bet she’d win by a country mile

    Thinking and typing words per minute, I think I win hands down on the Cat!

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When the spamminator doesn’t get me, of course.

  180. Dr Faustus

    Will be voting below the line in the Senate, Go Custard.!

    Strategic voting in the Senate is probably the only thing that will save Australia from serious social and economic harm.

    Having cured cancer, Shorten now has his hands in the bribe bucket and is flicking fish to the seals as fast as his little wanking hand can go.

    In Australia’s low-info society this will be a winning strategy, almost certain to deliver some sort of ALP government. Obviously it’s only an opinion poll, but if 5% of the popular vote can consider policy-free Palmersaurus a viable choice, there is no reason to believe that Labor’s tax n’ bribe policy won’t cut through on the day.

    There are too many loose cannons, too much ‘policy in the shadows’ to predict how a Shorten Government will actually go when he is given the keys. However one thing is certain, Australia needs a non-Green, obstructionist Senate like never before.

  181. Did anyone ever find out if the four arrested at Heathrow recently were linked to the Sri Lanka attacks at Easter?

  182. Mother Lode

    Fitz and the truth have had a strained relationship for a long time

    Oh, they have been long divorced.

    The assets were split where Truth got all the facts, and Bandana-Man just got the narrative.

    I have been to that Cafe a few times, but only on weekends. They dote on their regulars at the expense of casual patrons – you usually have time for another coffee while you are waiting for them to take your money at the counter.

    But I am now worried that I might run into Pirate Pete, and with our hopelessly compromised legal system I suspect the learned judge would be impervious to the pleas of justice were I to be in the dock for accidentally running Fitz over…and then reversing back over him, then forward, then back, then dousing the quivering gelatinous mess with kero and setting him alight.

    What a world!

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She’d just end up getting outrun by a Tranny anyways.

    My point exakkery. These people are not women.
    Only women are women, and we are very proud of what we bring to the human condition.
    Making babies, in particular. We have very suitable bodies for that.
    Well, good enough anyway, given the limits stupid old Ma Nature has put on our pelvis.

    We are not cut out for marathon running and should be given disability status in it.
    Special people need special rewards. If I ran 5 miles I’d want a medal with diamonds on it. 🙂

  184. struth

    Hey Dot.
    Seems rich imports kill as well.

    Have you got over your “price on immigration theory” yet?

  185. struth

    Women should only play sports that require short skirts.
    No one’s watching the athletic prowess.

  186. Notafan

    it’s pretty obvious this is a facility that’s been made available to the public at large.

    Hawthorn, not one of Melbourne’s cheapest suburbs

    Swinburne University has money to burn

  187. MatrixTransform

    Lizzie, bet she’ run faster if the prize had diamonds in it.
    Run like she stole something.

  188. An immigration price is a good idea struth. If you need to be more selective, you still keep the price.

  189. MatrixTransform

    Having cured cancer, Shorten now has his hands in the bribe bucket and is flicking fish to the seals as fast as his little wanking hand can go.

    thanks for the belly laugh.
    Made my morning

  190. areff

    If I ran 5 miles I’d want a medal with diamonds on it.

    That’s why taxis were invented.

  191. lotocoti

    I was surprised to learn that aspiring DJs/promising footballers/loving family men don’t respect Grrrl Power when hopped up on goofballs.

    In all my years of service I have never needed to use my baton or spray at all and usually, because I am so short and petite, this serves to de-escalate situations with men. Part of me still believed that is what would happen, but he just kept coming towards me…

  192. struth

    Thee are a number of different Mosques close by and a multi faith (mosque) basically at Swinburne.

    Close them all down.

  193. struth

    An immigration price is a good idea struth. If you need to be more selective, you still keep the price.

    Good.
    You’ve changed you thinking, then.

  194. Notafan

    I got an SMS from Kevin Bailey ‘kevins army’s regarding helping out on election Day.

    Kevin spoke at the parish I currently attend before he came on board with Australian Conservatives. He seems to be a very decent man.

    Victorian cats with time on their hands up until the 18th of May might want to give Kevin a hand.

    He actually might be here to help.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There are too many loose cannons, too much ‘policy in the shadows’ to predict how a Shorten Government will actually go when he is given the keys. However one thing is certain, Australia needs a non-Green, obstructionist Senate like never before.

    An excellent summary. If elected, I predict Shorten will back-pedal fast on some of the green fantasies, like e-cars and blowing up what’s left of our coal-fired power stations, and Adani will go ahead and the greens will be told to shut up a bit while their open mouths are stuffed full of other sweeteners. The CFMEU will flex muscles and start to run more things, coal exports will not cease, and the tax axe will come down hard on anyone who doesn’t have a hotline to Bill. The result will be economic decline during a period of handouts to the hard-up (not all of them undeserved) and big vote bonuses to all of the usual suspects in health and education. Australia will dawdle along and the budget and the debt will continue to blow out, because we’re not there yet, not Venezuela this time round. Next time, if Bill wins again, maybe. Never forget that the worse things get, quite often the response is a call for more socialism.

    My hope is still for a LNP victory. But the right are so fragmented the odds are against it.

  196. No, I haven’t. Some other people can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

  197. struth

    Sure, dot………no worries, ……………………………………

  198. Mother Lode

    Following the Lib’s improvement in Newspoll; another helpful intervention from Mick Trumble is imminent.

    Didn’t Trumble say something positive about ScoMo the other day?

    It would be very much at odds with history but it is possibly that Trumble has descended from the lofty heights of his own ego (where oxygen deprivation due to its rarefied air permits the conviction that everyone is as powerless against their admiration of him as he is himself) and that Trumble realises that the Libs are more likely to grant him favours in the future than Labor.

    Especially if he can insist his verbal support helped them win.

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks like good price news for Aussie growers. Global warming has been running rampant in the northern hemisphere. Of course you probably wouldn’t know that if you just watched the ABC.

    50 percent losses for Burgundy winegrowers (28 Apr)

    The cold snap that hit France this week caused Burgundy winegrowers to fear the worst. … One winemaker in Maligny said: “I think that we are close to 50% losses on the farm, and after the year 2016 that we lived through, it is a bit desperate. We set up heaters on some of our plots, but when we go below -5 ° C, they are ineffective.”

    Huge delays for Northwest planting season (27 Apr)

    This year’s long and record-breaking winter has left many fields of Northwest America either frozen or flooded much later than normal and, as a result, farmers are struggling to get their seeds sown on time. “We’ve had the longest winter ever,” said Chris Voight, director of the Washington State Potato Commission. “Normally we start planting potatoes the end of February, but this year we weren’t able to start planting until April 1.”

    Another snowstorm hit the US this weekend. People seem to be unhappy…

    Snow expected in metro Detroit this weekend. We give up. (Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr)

    😀

  200. I had no motivation at all to vote for the LNP until Tits went insane and started his Electric Vehicle nonsense.

    Since then he’s been a non-stop production line for unfunded promises.

    Senate voting is going to be to vote everyone right of the LNP until there are no minor righties to vote for.

    I’d still not rather let the LNP get any subsidy, as to let the unwashed horde of actual liberals and conservatives take their place.

  201. bespoke

    The girl would no what the prizes were offer before the race so she had the option of not running.

  202. struth

    Voting today before heading bush.
    Pointless exercise.

  203. stackja

    @AJCGlobal
    We mourn the passing of Senator Richard Lugar, a champion of American democratic ideals, an internationalist, a true public servant, and a friend of [email protected] May his memory be a blessing.

  204. struth

    The girl would no what the prizes were offer before the race so she had the option of not running.

    Exactly what I was thinking.
    Just a money grab when she worked out she was seventy forth, but the first female.
    Next it will be first real blonde, first with false nails, first with ear rings, first not entered, first spectator, first running while taking selfies…………………………

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Victorian cats with time on their hands up until the 18th of May might want to give Kevin a hand.

    Same for NSW Cats. Fly the flag of resistance, at the least, even if you feel it is hopeless or not well run. Show some gumption.

    I can’t do much for the next couple of weeks due to my leg, but then I will show willing for the Aust Cons, and especially on Election Day. Same for Hairy, as in the NSW run. A vote to the right and against the Libs in the Senate is a vote to get the Libs to change their policies and a good defensive position to take.

  206. C.L.

    The girl would know what the prizes were before the race so she had the option of not running.

    She had four options:

    1. Don’t run.
    2. Cheat.
    3. FINISH IN THE TOP THREE
    4. Whine publicly until the offender is publicly vagina-shamed into capitulating.

    She went with 4).

  207. stackja

    From Apple watches to Uber Eats: What’s banned in schools across Melbourne
    Claire Heaney, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    It’s hard to keep up. Barely a week passes without another activity making its way on to the school banned list.

    The rules seem endless. Rules around what kids can do, say, wear and eat.

    And rules extend to what parents can and cannot do while on the school ground.

    The first response from observers often decries the crackdowns as a sign of a “snowflake” generation or calls for kids to be wrapped up in bubble wrap.

    Here’s our A to Z of some we’ve come across. We’re sure we have missed some.

    APPLE Watches: Brighton Grammar requires boys to turn their watches off during the day. Failure to do so will result in confiscation.
    Leave these off during class kids.

    ARRIVAL/PICK UPS: Parents thinking they can drop the kids off early and get to work or arrive late for pick up have been put on notice by many schools. They are not unpaid babysitters. Parents cannot drop children off before certain times as the schoolyard is not supervised. In some instances children are sent to before and after care and parents billed for care.

    AWARDS: Trying to balance the tightrope of encouraging students and the “everyone wins a prize” approach is a battle for schools. Many schools award students of the week, finding good in all students during the year. But, you can bet that if a child falls between the gaps and does not get an award, parents will be in to ask why. Sebastopol’s St James Primary School axed ribbons at its school sports, urging everyone to do their personal best.

    BALLOONS: a childcare centre would not allow balloons to celebrate a birthday because some children may have latex allergies. These days balloons are getting a bad rap because they can end up in waterways. Brighton Grammar stipulates that “party balloons are not to be used if a student has an allergy to latex”.

    BEYBLADES: The latest toy to make it on the banned list as schools try to manage squabbles over the spinning, fighting tops. In the past month or so a number of schools have told families they are no longer welcome.

    FLOWERS and other gifts: Bacchus Marsh Grammar nipped young love in the bud this Valentine’s Day, telling students that any deliveries of flowers, cards and gifts would be turned away at the office. The rationale was not explained but managing unauthorised people on school grounds might have been a factor. Staff time dealing with the issue and disquiet among students who don’t get the tokens of love may also have been a consideration.

    FOOTY and other ball games: Students cramped into small school yards have been told that they can’t play footy in confined areas as they risk hitting smaller children.

    FOOTY CARDS: Back in the day you could have added swap cards and marbles into the mix. Today you might even add Coles’ Stickees. Some schools try to regulate children taking them to school as they may misplace them, they may get stolen or older kids might dud younger kids out of their good cards. It’s vexed.

    GLASS DRINK BOTTLES: For teen students it wasn’t so much that the Voss water is bottled at an “artesian source in the pristine wilderness of Southern Norway” but the look and feel of the bottle. A number of schools have banned them, saying the risk of broken glass is not worth the aesthetic appeal.

    GRAPES: Parents at Brighton Grammar early learning centre have been told they need to chop up grapes as whole grapes are a choking risk. Many schools try to enforce rules about eating while sitting down to avoid choking issues.

    GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Not so much a ban but a broadening of the event. Given that we are a more mobile society and families are not always close, many schools have morphed these days into special person’s day to try to be more inclusive.

    HAIR: The Trinity Grammar hair saga put hair under microscope. While most schools don’t go to such extremes as cutting a student’s hair, they do try to regulate length and colour of hair. However, they vary from school to school. Carey Grammar does not allow “extremes” in colour or style.

    UBER EATS: The delivery services and other similar business have been ordered out of schools. Hungry students looking for something to eat try to get around the rules, having food passed through fences. But a number of schools have put their foot down, saying they don’t want unauthorised people on campus. Among school taking a stand are Melbourne Girls College, Canterbury Girls High School and St Catherine’s.

    UNIFORMS: Possibly the source of the most disquiet. While some schools do not have a uniform, many prefer to have a uniform as it means everyone dresses the same. The level of policing varies considerably and, arguably, image conscious private schools are more strict. Rules around wearing blazers are often the most vexxed. Lengths of dresses and skirts for girls is a common cause if dispute.

    Fitzroy High School, which does not have a uniform, has a dress code in which it asks students not to wear clothes that are “offensive, too short, too brief, exposes too much skin. including midriff and shoulders”. This is informed by SunSmart principles and that certain clothing may interfere with students doing their work.

    WORKING WITH CHILDREN: Parents, carers and others are not allowed to do volunteer jobs around schools unless they have a Working With Children clearance. They are free for volunteers but another thing to add to the admin load.

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Another snowstorm hit the US this weekend. People seem to be unhappy…

    Memo to self: take warm clothes for Spring in Canada.

  209. She had four options:

    1. Don’t run.
    2. Cheat.
    3. FINISH IN THE TOP THREE
    4. Whine publicly until the offender is publicly vagina-shamed into capitulating.

    She went with 4).

    🤡🌏

  210. Old School Conservative

    Our erstwhile runner and her father mistakenly left these facts out of their emotive shaming of QUT:

    The QUT Classic website said first, second and third place men and women would receive prize packs, including a bowling voucher and a YMCA membership.

    It said the winners of the 10km and 5km races would receive cash prizes as well.

    I hope she’s pleased that the funds raised for low-income student scholarships will be depleted by the new prizes money.

  211. Mother Lode

    Shorten now has his hands in the bribe bucket and is flicking fish to the seals as fast as his little wanking hand can go.

    Beautifully put.

    Moreso because it so succinctly describes reality.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Snap bespoke and struth.

    I find it unbelievable that the squealy slow runner, while reading about the race beforehand and deciding to enter did not work out that the cash would be for first across the line, and that there were no special vagina prizes on offer.

    And then bitching about no money to assist her running career.

    Well, she does have a point there. If the best you can do is waaaaaaaaay back you obviously need further training.

    Spare a thought, though, for the bloke who finished fourth. No cash for him, no recognition but he still had time to warm down, have an ice bath, get changed, have a beer and was relaxing in the pub looking at Tinder well before this self-appointed crusader hove into view of the finish line.

  213. World class trolling and world class troll back at ya.

    “Five – dee”, even.

    “If you’re a care bear woman, you can show them the Golan Heights and say *haha, I’m triggering da feminists*”.

    “If you have more like the Golan Slopes, you can cover up and say *I’m not like other gurls [h/t r/nicegirls]*”.

    Request – How to Snag a Red Pill Man

    Economic Invincibility
    Published on Apr 28, 2019

  214. Old School Conservative

    prize money not prizes money.

  215. bespoke

    “This is a pure disgrace and sexist in the extreme. It’s not about the money — it’s about the simple concept of equality,” he said.

    Old school equality: Don’t discriminate based on race and gender.

    Progressive equality: Discrimination based on race and gender.

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    older kids might dud younger kids out of their good cards. It’s vexed.

    I recall in primary school that I had some very prized marbles, which I liked for their size and colour as I never played the game. As my criteria were not the criteria used by others, I was able to swap my way to a collection that satisfied me. No doubt I was dudded but it did not feel like it. I still remember the satisfying chink they made in their little bag and how wonderful it was to take them out at night and gloat over their smooth luminous perfection. There were so few beautiful things around in my life at that time.

  217. 2dogs
    #2999680, posted on April 29, 2019 at 6:43 am

    It’s almost like the US should start a pact with Russia and China against Islamic theocracy.

    Thank god people actually think beyond what is reported in either the Dem or Rep sympathetic media.

    They’re both awful regimes, we don’t have to back either.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    A kangaroo is stalking Texas.

    Ranch owner Roy Dale told KVUE that the kangaroo likely escaped by leaping over a cattle grid at the ranch’s entrance. “I didn’t think he could jump that far,” he said.

    Apparently it’s been a merry and quite unsuccessful chase.

    The Best Thing in Texas: An Escaped Kangaroo Takes a Wimberley Walkabout (via Lucianne)

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    It is now only a matter of time before we have, on top of all the other qwerty categories of runners, the hetero fat chick stakes.

    And why not?

    ‘I’m a bit heavy! It’s not my fault! Everyone in my family is fat! It’s GENEEETIC!!!!

    ‘I deserve a prize too! Back boobs are sexy too! Celluliteophobes!’

  220. 2dogs
    #2999680, posted on April 29, 2019 at 6:43 am

    It’s almost like the US should start a pact with Russia and China against Quaranic theocracy.

    Thank god people actually think beyond what is reported in either the Dem or Rep sympathetic media.

    They’re both awful regimes, we don’t have to back either.

  221. Roger

    Mmm.. it seems there are really only two fields of endeavour where there is an actual gender pay gap:

    Woke media and woke sports.

    Hypocrisy…the tribute vice pays to virtue.

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Doesn’t seem to me to have been too clear about how men and women were to be assessed during this race, and that might be the crux of the dispute. I don’t blame her for wanting recognition for her achievement as a woman given that they did recognize both men and women would be running. The Sydney City to Surf recognizes the male winners and the female winners. You guys are just being mean. Also being contradictory. You want women to be women but won’t agree that they should get separate prizes.

  223. A kangaroo is stalking Texas.

    Regarding that Simpsons episode in Australia where a fat Alan Bond/Mal Trumble is portrayed as our PM sitting on a tyre tube in a farm dam drinking a can of Fosters…and to paraphrase Paul Bremmer:

    Ladies and gentleman, we got ’em back.

    We just need to make sure sufficient breeding pairs get out.

    Truth be told, they could see the comeback of wolves, jaguars and cougars. Don ‘t know bears would be nimble enough to prey on roos.

    JC hates our animals. Basically JC we’re rebuilding the America that Lewis and Clark saw by dumping our genetic trash there.

    Take that, 30 years of electricity stamp gag!

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