Open Forum: June 1, 2019

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  1. Notafan

    ‘other explanations for the note’

    Like what exactly?

    Her suicide note was a coinkidink?

    If you can’t see grig trolling under one account you wouldn’t see it on another, obviously.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Hmm. I did wonder where he’d gone. If, in fact, he’s dead at all.

    Gosh, this is awkward.
    You tell us he’s dead, so we cart him down to Tobin Brothers.
    He’s now crispier than a piece of Mrs Arky’s bacon.
    Come on people.
    A bit of fact-checking and third party validation wouldn’t go astray.
    This is not the Gruaniard FFS!

  3. Notafan

    KD

    Was thinking to keep them sleepy and reduce their suffering.

    The oldest didn’t die instantly

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Does anyone understand more than 25% of what is posted on this forum?

    P.a you can continue to call me sir. I insist.

  5. Roger

    Ascension did get a short mention, but then it was on to the important stuff.

    This really encapsulates all that’s wrong with the mainstream churches today.

    Unbelieving clergy who’ve swapped out the Gospel for the Left’s agenda.

  6. Notafan

    Both men and women get rid of ‘nuisance’ children both pre and post natal.

    Men also do the if I can’t have them no one can, or like the guy who drove his little boys into the lake, to spite their ex wife, the children’s mother who loved them.

    Women also allow new boyfriends to brutalize their children because the relationship is more important than their children.

  7. bespoke

    See how easy that is?

    Not for me I’m slow.

  8. egg_

    If you had a source point and a destination point and were able to throw a beam of light one atom wide, would the beam be perfectly straight (ie. no bumps)?

    Gravitational wave detectors work on this principle but AFAIK were false triggered by noise in the system.
    Doh!

    Grave doubts over LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves

  9. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I just watched Quentin Dempster on The Outsiders. This is the second time I’ve seen him on this show, I think. The precis of the discussion was: Outsiders, ABC = left wing crap, tick; Quentin – no smiley face – you can’t prove that, but please don’t cut ABC funding, (due on 1 July, which is, I think, not a funding cut, how disappointing, but a freezing of the current budget). What gets me is that, as Quentin pointed out, the ABC includes a dedicated alternative/pop music radio station in Triple J, ABC Classic FM and a niche Pravda-like mouthpiece in Radio National. Leaving aside the main argument of why we need a public broadcaster, yes, personally, the regional network system is warranted and necessary. Why, today, is a youth music station a responsibility of the taxpayer? Music of any and every genre can be accessed from multiple platforms and from anywhere in the world. Triple J operates in direct competition with commercial FM stations. Selling off Triple J to private enterprise, or giving it to its employees, as per a certain professor et al., could be the first tranche in the process of trimming the ABC. It can be done; there are many precedents. In the 2000s the NSW Government separated the NSW Railways into four business groups and then sold off the freight/coal rail haulage business together with the Federal Government owned National Rail to private enterprise, retaining just City Rail and the regional rail service. Classic FM and Radio National could be tackled in stages two and three. Does the Coalition have the b*lls to do it, Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher? Not likely! But gee wouldn’t it be wonderful! Ita, are you listening?

  10. Mother Lode

    Amazing that the commentariat gets things sooo wrong and, without even the briefest flicker of reflection, keep on going the same way as if they are infallible.

    If I managed a network I had wall to wall error on a pretty big issue I would at least be looking around for someone from the outside who got things right.

    And the ABC? $1.3 billion for the dross they serve up? They don’t realise how lucky they are that the Libs are ao limp and feeble.

  11. Black Ball

    Good to see VFL getting a run. Will most likely be turned to the netball laterz. Good times

  12. egg_

    the Left wing Sao Circle

    That’s a keeper.
    Aunty hiring Van Wrongsolen will boost their Wrongology no end.

  13. Notafan

    Roberto

    My parish celebrated the Ascension on Thursday.

    I ditched the parish where the priest homilied on invasion day,

    Enough was enough

  14. jo

    bespoke
    #3032289, posted on June 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Early start on the rakes, Sad.
    From that great movie Star Rakes. Spudpeeler,” m(i)nty, I am your father”.

  15. egg_

    Does such a concentration of Wrongology defy entropy?

  16. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not for me I’m slow.

    I’m at work, not lazing around like you degenerate hippy Commies.
    Do as you are respectfully asked by Shy Agile Above Average Mad Cock.

  17. egg_

    Amazing that the commentariat gets things sooo wrong and, without even the briefest flicker of reflection, keep on going the same way as if they are infallible.

    Asylum Insiders – the gift that keeps on giving.

  18. stackja

    Three dead, two injured in horror Bundaberg crash

    Three people have died and another two injured in a horrific crash this morning. Diversions remain in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
    Elise Williams, Georgi Offord, The Courier-Mail
    Subscriber only
    |
    28 minutes ago

    A POLICE spokesman has confirmed three people have died after a horror three-vehicle crash in the Bundaberg region this morning.

    The crash happened just after 9.10am near on Childers Rd near Rosevale Drive in South Bingera.

    Three people are in a critical condition.

    Another ‘accident’?

  19. Steve trickler

    Kaitlin Bennett in fine form.



  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I ditched the parish where the priest homilied on invasion day,

    An “invasion” that would have rendered the Aboriginal people a “conquered people” and nullified “land rights?”

  21. bespoke

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3032501, posted on June 2, 2019 at 12:17 pm
    Not for me I’m slow.

    I’m at work, not lazing around like you degenerate hippy Commies.
    Do as you are respectfully asked by Shy Agile Above Average Mad Cock.

    No

  22. Steve trickler

    Up close and personal with the B-2.



  23. Huck

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3032383, posted on June 2, 2019 at 10:23 am
    John C,

    Your lady friend’s summation is accurate.

    If people knew just how many people suicide by train (suburban rail lines, not so much The Ghan) there’d be riots in the streets.

    The punter doesn’t see the train as something driven by a driver, and full of other people, they see it as a big metal unstoppable thing that will give them a quick death.

    Everyday suburban train riders will be familiar with the phenomenon of an on time train slowing, then stopping between stations for anything between 30 minutes and an hour and a half. The PA explanation invariably offered by the driver is ‘unforeseen maintenance/mechanical issues further down this line’.

    No it isn’t.

    This.
    I’ve recently moved from being a driver into more of a supervisory position. One of our roles is to attend fatalities, taking with us a relief driver. Our job is to check the train for damage (there’s lots of exposed hoses and air taps underneath) and to get the affected driver off the train and take them home, back to their car or back to Flinders St, wherever they want to go really.
    My record is attending 5 in one week.
    The car journey can be pretty harrowing, some of the drivers can be really upset while others will sit in silence. I try to just be a sounding board and reassure them that whatever they’re feeling, it’s not abnormal.
    Of course, professional counselling is available and is regularly taken up.
    Interesting factoid, the driver involved gets some monetary compensation in the form of a victim of crime fund as the deceased was technically trespassing, therefore committing a crime.
    Another factoid, you’d be amazed at how many people literally get knocked out of their shoes. Generally the point of impact can be ascertained by where you find their shoes.

  24. Roger

    Why, today, is a youth music station a responsibility of the taxpayer?

    A rationale that has been put forward is that JJJ supports the “music industry” by giving air time to up and coming bands.

    Add that to the list of industries tax payers support.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Shanghai is worth a look. Here on the waterfront Bund where we are staying in the refurbished in 2008 1920’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, the scenery from the rooftop bar on the 9th floor is better by night than by day. Daylight presents an architecture of huge globes, deliberate lumps and bumps in straight walls, tubular towers for observations, added ridges and flourishes, such as a wedding cake Rolex type of crown atop one tower and a supremely unsuccessful take-off of the NY Chrysller tower on another. It is all thrown together in one exuberant Chinese panorama. Come the night lights however and it is Disney magic, sparkles abound as the array of lights dance and glitter and compete in this movable feast for attention as the tourist dining ferries are picked out in LED borders of red, green, orange, red and blue. They glide like Chinese lanterns on this tributary river of the great Yangtse here on the flat deltas where live the Shanghainese. Snaking in the waters alongside are the dark unlit river barges, a continuous flow of them, like some dragon monsters, returning to their lairs deep inland at night from their afternoon trek downriver, laden each way with the Great Trade of China.

    I wave my arm at them exultantly and spill half of my salt-laced Marguerita in its stemmed basin, which is caught by Hairy who saves half of it, but not before the small tsunami of the other half has sprayed his wallet on the table and landed on the parapet to wet the head of this truly grand hotel. I hereby declare this Ship of Dreams to be open, I say, poetically inspired. Sip of Fools, mutters Hairy, de laring he has no safe place that is out of range in which to replace his wallet. I say I am sorry, because in staying here in this most extraordinary Nouveau meets Deco hotel, with a black marble bathroom almost as big as the bedroom and glorious ceilings and mirrors in boty, I yhink his wallet has already taken a fairly solid wack here already. A feeling enhanced when we rapirs to the dini g room next door and an Aussie Wagyu steak comes in at over $200. Earlier though in the late afternoon we had stopped at a street shop vendor and for 5 dollars had enjoyed unknown but delicious things on a stick.

    The people here in this city are 20 million and many prosper. Tourists also arrive from all over China to gawp in crowded groups that advance in waves, like legions intent on getting through. On the rooftop terrace I spot a girl in a glorious red silk retro shirt-waist dress worth a small fortune. It makes me fall for a while into silent reverie.

  26. Roberto

    Notafan

    My parish celebrated the Ascension on Thursday.

    Trad rite, or Novus Ordo?

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    No

    Then call him MV and stop being so gay, using his real first name as if that gives you some kind of moral authority or superiority in any argument on any given topic.
    So many hurt feelings on this site.
    Harden the fuck up.
    Have you lot no principles?

  28. bespoke

    Again Stimps it was by his request, get over it and move on.

  29. Nick

    Have you lot no principles?

    Not since I left school

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    Again Stimps it was by his request, get over it and move on.

    Reasons for behaviour are not excuses.

  31. Nick

    Again Stimps it was by his request, get over it and move on.

    He did indeed do so

  32. Roger

    Another factoid, you’d be amazed at how many people literally get knocked out of their shoes.

    Yep, I saw a fellow get knocked out of his shoes on a Brisbane street in the 1980s.

  33. Gab

    Ascension did get a short mention, but then it was on to the important stuff.

    We had Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Thursday and as Father put it in his homily “40 days after Easter is the Ascension, not 43 days after Easter”. God Bless the FSSP.

  34. bespoke

    if that gives you some kind of moral authority or superiority in any argument on any given topic.

    Does that include all others that have? And I have no idea how it gives me ‘moral authority or superiority’ please explain?

  35. Bruce of Newcastle:

    Hot needle of inquiry!

    Kzin vessel name/information gathering tool reference noted.

  36. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    China is the land of FBN’s, declares, Fuckin’ Big Numbers. Find a product or service they want and you don’t have to net much of a percentage to become rich. That said, things are also run by the government, who might get in your way. I haven’t tried, ut Hairy says Google is blocked, and so is Breitbert.

    Something dat Branson’s Virgin Coms does to all at Heathrow Airport, he says, adding that political censorship is thus is something that China Coms and Branson both share.

    Ps I write badly here on my phone and should proof read. Sorry. Can’t work out the cut and pazte but I can at least have a go at typos.

  37. Stimpson J. Cat

    And I have no idea how it gives me ‘moral authority or superiority’ please explain?

    Why would you all of sudden out of the blue start calling someone one name over another?
    Sheer Random Chance?
    An Act of God?

    Grow up Sane person that is older than me,
    grow up.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ffs – declares Hairy, that should be.
    Not assisted by same person urging me to stop da blog and come get the sight-seeing open top bus.

  39. Bar Beach Swimmer

    rickw
    #3032380, posted on June 2, 2019 at 10:21 am
    None of them having any perception of the driver as a human being.
    Same for suburban train drivers.

    +1

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Again Stimps it was by his request, get over it and move on.
    He did indeed do so

    His?
    He?
    WTF?
    I had memoryvault tabbed as an older in-the-closet cat lady.
    I might have to re-visit the flirting with “Candy” and “Elle”.
    .
    I really have to pay a lot closer attention.

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    Winston – It would work even better if Europa orbited Saturn which is our ring world…

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Does that include all others that have?

    Of course.
    All of you are acting gay in accordance with the rules of Pride Month.

  43. Nick

    Hahahhahhha Leigh.
    I just helped the aged male parental figure sign up for SBS on demand. When I asked him that SBS wanted to know if he was male, female or none of the above, he thought I was joking .

  44. Arky

    Just buried a possum I found injured out back last night. Didn’t make it through the night.
    Cute little fellow.
    Couldn’t help thinking it looked more appetising than breakfast.

  45. calli

    Enjoy Shanghai, Lizzie. Try to get a night cruise for the lights. The cost to put on the show is phenominal, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t powered by solar.

    The history of Shanghai is fascinating, especially its role in pre WWII and J-wish persecution.

  46. Nick

    All of you are acting gay in accordance with the rules of Pride Month.

    There are rules ? (It’s a rhetorical question Stimps)

  47. Top Ender

    Refund anyone?

    The Federal Court has ordered Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd to pay $1.95 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

    The Court found that between April 2017 and March 2018, Jetstar made false or misleading representations on its website about the rights and remedies available to consumers under the ACL.

    and

    Jetstar has also undertaken to review consumer complaints concerning flight delays or cancellations during the period 10 April 2017 to 13 March 2018, and will offer refunds or other remedies to consumers that would have been entitled to those remedies.

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    Man Kzin Wars is disgusting Furry propaganda and should be erased from existence.
    😁

  49. Roger

    Just buried a possum I found injured out back last night.

    Hope it was a deep hole, Arky.

    Dogs have a penchant for sniffing out and digging up dead possums.

  50. Oh come on

    The ABC is still desperately casting about, trying to find a plausible alternative explanation for the ALP’s election debacle:

    Labor’s ‘Sliding Doors’ moment that could have won them the election

    No need to click through; no need to waste your time. It’s as utterly ridiculous a proposition as the headline suggests.

    Sorry, ABC. The ALP – which ought to have won a landslide victory – lost because voters rejected their tax policies that are punitive on the successful and the prudent, and voters rejected their extreme climate change policies that would destroy Australia’s most valuable industries, raise costs enormously for consumers and lower the living standards of just about everyone, for zero perceivable benefit.

    It absolutely wasn’t because of some obscure event that happened years ago when Albo might have deposed Shorten and gone on to win this year’s election.

    All is well, though. If the ABC wants to learn all the wrong lessons from the ALP’s election loss, that’s absolutely a good thing.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Keneally to take fight to Dutton

    Former NSW premier and Labor senator Kristina Keneally will take on Peter Dutton as the Opposition Home Affairs spokesman and Bill Shorten has been handed the National Disability Insurance Scheme portfolio in Anthony Albanese’s new look shadow ministry.

    Breaking, from the Oz. This should be funnier then the circus.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just buried a possum I found injured out back last night.

    You’ll do absolutely anything to avoid finishing the build of your Kiwi Uber, won’t you?

  53. Notafan

    Novus

    But ad orientem

    We get a weekly 1962 missal Mass as well.

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    Kristina Keneally will take on Peter Dutton

    Don’t do it Pete.
    Don’t do it.

  55. Steve trickler

    Good luck Hollywood with Top Gun 2. You’ll need it.

    This clip will give them the creeps.



  56. bespoke

    Ill only beleave it was a possum when armadillo appears.

  57. Notafan

    Isn’t Kristina in the upper house and Dutton in the lower house?

    Not much ‘taking on’ there.

    Keneally based on her interpretation an understanding of the Catholic faith clearly cannot do logic or reason.

  58. Oh come on

    Why has the husband of ‘Mayor Pete’ taken his surname?

  59. twostix

    The dead skank’s ex-hubby, who could be an amalgam of Mahatma Gandhi, John the Baptist and Martin Luther King will now inevitably be portrayed as some sort of misogynistic, wife-beating drink and drug-fucked lunatic who drove her to leave him.

    I saw an alternative angle photo of the husband / father and he has dreds.

    They named their kids Zaidok and Aaylean.

    I’ve a strong feeling we’re going to get a story of a type familiar to anyone who has connections to that special class that lives inside the Gympie / Bundaberg / Hervey bay triangle.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Hope it was a deep hole, Arky.

    Dogs have a penchant for sniffing out and digging up dead possums.

    Wasn’t dead. Just injured. He’s buried it alive.

  61. pete m

    lol fat bastard Andy Ruiz dropped AJ like 5 times and has just won – amazing!

  62. pete m

    just ook at these 2 and tell me you’d have bet on the short fat bastard:

    big link

  63. Infidel Tiger

    lol fat bastard Andy Ruiz dropped AJ like 5 times and has just won – amazing!

    What!?

    Unbelievable.

  64. pete m

    congrats to him – legend!

  65. bespoke

    just ook at these 2 and tell me you’d have bet on the short fat bastard:

    I would they are full of stored energy. 😁

  66. bespoke

    Link not working Nota.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    My God. Just watched the highlights.

    The Mexican is so fat I can barely believe he could climb in the ring.

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    They named their kids Zaidok and Aaylean.

    A bit more challenging than Moe labels.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    Shades of when Buster Douglas beat Tyson.

    Wonder if AJ was up all week with hookers and a tonne of coke?

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes, Calli. That German film I wrote about here, the one I saw on the plane, had a Jooish character in it who lost one eye, which turned to a jelly when it was bashed repeatedly by an SS man’s skull ring encasing his striking fist.

    Last night after dinner we went down to the very famous jazz bar, shades of the 20’s and 30’s where a classic mixed jazz band still plays. Skipped the queue for entry due to flashing our room keycard. We had some fun toe-tapping there while a rather tipsy balletic Chinese girl held the dance floor amused.

    A lot of the ‘greats’ stayed in this place. Two Presidents, Reagan and Clinton, and the Seinway on display in what was once the Tea-Dance room (different to the ballroom) had a card on it saying it had been played by Charlie Chaplin, Cole Porter, Marlene Deitrich and Noel Coward when they were guests here. Coward also wrote Private Lives’ while recuperating from influenza here. General Montgomery also ovrrsaw some business here just after the Second World War.

    I wonder who slept in our room. It is not one of the named suites it is rather nice, with a parquet floored hallway, a walk in robe and dressing room, a service bar and a bed-posted bed I get lost 8n. Where ya gone? I squeak to Hairy as I reach for him in the night.

    Now – MV, Tink has declared independence but the one left will help ease that lonely bed. Get back in there tonight. You will do fine now .

  71. rickw

    Dogs have a penchant for sniffing out and digging up dead possums.

    We used to BBQ possums that had unfortunate accidents on an open fire. Horrific smell but the dogs loved them.

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That bashing took place in Shanghai. Sorry. That was the point of the story. In a rush now. See y’all.

  73. Roger

    They named their kids Zaidok and Aaylean.

    Zaidok, from the Hebrew צַדִיק tsaddiq meaning righteous or just.

    In the Bible Zadok was high priest in the reigns of David and Solomon.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”

    Priceless..just priceless. Keneally is a total bitch…watch her go low, very low.

  75. Roger

    We used to BBQ possums that had unfortunate accidents on an open fire.

    What condiments would you recommend?

  76. Tekweni

    I can feel for train crew devastated over killing someone. During the 3 month break over summer when I was university student I worked as fireman on steam engines. Seven day week and 12 hour days but really good money.

    One night shift we were shunting on the Durban harbour wharves. Portable radios were used to communicate instructions from the shunters to the train driver. We suddenly had an emergency call to stop. There was a headless body next to the rails. The head was further behind as the engine had dragged the body some distance. It was not a pretty sight. Blood over the engine steps and mutilated body caused by your engine running over a person is not fun.

    Investigation found that the person had passed out drunk on the rails. Neither the driver or I had seen anything. With all the noise, activity, smoke and steam an engine shunting gives off and with poor visibility at night it was understandable that we saw nothing.

    Even to this day (and this occurred in the 70’s) I still wonder about this person and their family and how it affected other lives. Being presented with a body that a train has run over would be a traumatic experience for any family. For the driver and my part we were interviewed by the police and nothing more happened. This was not a time when counselling was offered or even around. I know how I felt so I can imagine how train drivers today feel about killing someone. You wonder if you could have done anything to prevent it but know that you could not.

  77. Roger

    They named their kids Zaidok and Aaylean.

    Zaidok, from the He b r e w צַדִיק tsaddiq meaning righteous or just.

    In the Bible Zadok was high priest in the reigns of David and Solomon.

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”
    Priceless..just priceless. Keneally is a total bitch…watch her go low, very low.

    She will be totally preoccupied setting misogynee traps.

  79. Sinclair Davidson

    Hot needle of inquiry is from Ringworld Engineers IIRC. Named by Chmee (formerly speaker to animals).

    Many of the Man-Kzin war stories were quite good – but haven’t read any in many years. I keep planning to re-read the Ringworld series but haven’t managed yet.

  80. Gab

    Novus

    But ad orientem

    We get a weekly 1962 missal Mass as well.

    Baby steps are still steps 🙂

  81. Fisky

    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”

    lol yeah, don’t think Dutton is too worried about that one.

  82. egg_

    Former NSW premier and Labor senator Kristina Keneally will take on Peter Dutton as the Opposition Home Affairs spokesman

    Vagemite.

  83. P

    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”

    Priceless..just priceless.

    Remember Deirdre (Laurie’s sister) in 2002.

  84. Leigh Lowe

    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”

    Hmmm.
    That will be like watching a cage-fight between Stevie Wonder and Mike Tyson.
    But you go grrrrrl.

  85. Stimpson J. Cat

    I keep planning to re-read the Ringworld series but haven’t managed yet.

    This is definitely the month to do it.

  86. Roger

    Former NSW premier and Labor senator Kristina Keneally will take on Peter Dutton as the Opposition Home Affairs spokesman…

    Worth noting that even Kenneally’s own NSW Right faction didn’t want her in the shadow ministry.

  87. Makka

    Former NSW premier and Labor senator Kristina Keneally will take on Peter Dutton as the Opposition Home Affairs spokesman

    All Dutton has to do is hold up a sign; ” Unlimited parent visas? Really Kristina?”

    Kenneally is the archetypal leftard parasite. She has visions of leading the party and becoming PM. Her next step will be the mysojiknee card.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    Flannering down here and roads are as slick as.
    Ten minutes ago sirens from everywhere.
    Now two ambo helos wockering over at pace.

    I do hope this extreme motherhood trend hasn’t caught on here.

  89. Top Ender

    Mrs TE wants to go and see Rocketman this afternoon.

    I wonder if she’ll notice if I wear headphones and play chess on my phone?

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Mrs TE wants to go and see Rocketman this afternoon.
    I wonder if she’ll notice if I wear headphones and play chess on my phone?

    You could be a homophobe.
    Or possibly a shitfillemophobe.

  91. Cassie of Sydney

    “P
    #3032578, posted on June 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm
    “Keneally to take fight to Dutton”

    Priceless..just priceless.

    Remember Deirdre (Laurie’s sister) in 2002.”

    I remember it very well….and I remember how Keneally undermined Grusovin. Keneally is a low life bitch. I think Dutton should either ignore her for the nonentity that she is or if she goes low…which she will inevitably do because that’s the only way she knows how to operate, he should throw the muck back……..remember whose girl she is.

  92. Notafan

    Gab.

    I could go to st A’s but am very happy with the English and Latin mix.

    I’m not going to do the whole veil thing.

    I don’t have a problem with mass in the local language provided there is no free wheeling innovative and sjw sermonizing.

  93. egg_

    That will be like watching a cage-fight between Stevie Wonder and Mike Tyson.

    Handbags at 10 paces.

  94. bespoke

    Brave media firefighters track down guy who posted that ‘Drunk Pelosi’ video

    Patty Gaffney Tescher
    @tescherp
    Replying to @NoahShachtman @kpoulsen
    This ought to be a criminal offense. He’s so typical of the usual suspect-a knuckle-dragging trump lover. Worst of all, every bit of subsequent reporting can’t undo what’s been done. There really ought to be a law.

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    I wonder if she’ll notice if I wear headphones and play chess on my phone?

    Just think of as Eddie the Eagle aka Eggsy from Kingsman going on his most dangerous undercover mission yet if that makes you feel better.

  96. Arky

    Hot needle of inquiry is from Ringworld Engineers IIRC. Named by Chmee (formerly speaker to animals).

    Many of the Man-Kzin war stories were quite good – but haven’t read any in many years. I keep planning to re-read the Ringworld series but haven’t managed yet.

    ..
    Any translators here?

  97. Tom

    Keneally is a total bitch…watch her go low, very low.

    Best thing is, after his election triumph, Dutton just doesn’t give a shit about the Liars or GetUp. Deranged leftards are his secret electoral weapon.

    Like Keating, I think he’ll do the bawling Yankee banshee slowly. Every Keneally dummy spit will be another vote in the bank.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    memoryvault
    #3032335, posted on June 2, 2019 at 9:20 am
    Other explanations for a suicide-murder note in the handwriting of the murderer near the scene of the murders?

    This should be good.
    Still waiting.
    .
    .

    But all in all, I think it’s time for me to take another sabbatical from here for a few days. Once again a contrarian view is immediately developing into a full-blown pile-on.

    Oops. Going to be a long wait.
    Translation.

    I just got totally owned for a bullshit apologist theory on the Heroine of the Highway.
    I need to go hide now.

  99. Infidel Tiger

    “Ringworld Engineers”

    They prefer being called gays these days I believe.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    Any translators here?

    Rrrrrrrrrfrockrear, purr purr, stroke stroke, etc etc.

  101. calli

    The Keneally/Dutton match must be jelly wrestling, surely?

    Popcorn, please.

  102. Entropy

    Not a translator, but Mrs entropy has been watching so many k-dramas on Netflix lately I am starting to absorb the cadences, even in the background.
    Also k-drams seem to come up as the only choice on Netflix now. Annoying.

  103. duncanm

    Why, today, is a youth music station a responsibility of the taxpayer?

    *ahem* its more than one piddling yoof station, and there is one specifically to support local music (ABC Unearthed). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ABC_radio_stations

    National ABC music-only* stations:
    National radio networks
    Triple J – youth-targeted music, news and entertainment
    Triple J Unearthed – digital-only music station for independent unsigned Australian artists.
    Double J – digital-only station aimed at over-30s.
    ABC Classic – classical music, the ABC’s first entirely FM radio network
    ABC Classic 2 – Features 100% Australian performances of classical music, streaming-only, un-presented
    ABC Jazz – A digital station featuring jazz
    ABC Country – A digital station featuring country, un-presented
    ABC Extra – Special events
    ABC KIDS Listen – New digital-only station for kids

    (*) – yeh – I’m ignoring the announcers’ propaganda.

  104. Arky

    I need to go hide now

    ..
    We will remember it as the great trollpocalypse of 2019.
    And where is Monty?
    Someone do a post on internet censorship so at least I can enjoy the mellow passive aggressive trolling of Iamtheonlytruelibertarianhere.

  105. Cassie of Sydney

    We all need to pray for George Pell this week.

  106. Stimpson J. Cat

    k-dramas

    Secret Garden is a masterpiece.
    I wish I could dress like a Korean Pop star.
    Just incredible fashion sense.

  107. calli

    I don’t see Peter/MV as a troll at all. He has had a hideous year and is distressed and lonely. And has lots of opinions that he is not shy in expressing.

    There are others here who don’t post in good faith. But that’s the Interwebbies and you have to take the good with the bad (plus the idiotic).

  108. Infidel Tiger

    Let the record show that my calls for public executions are indeed made in good faith.

  109. Arky

    I don’t see Peter/MV as a troll at all

    ..
    Is MV also Iampeter?

  110. egg_

    I don’t see Peter/MV as a troll at all. He has had a hideous year and is distressed and lonely. And has lots of opinions that he is not shy in expressing.

    +1

    Thank Gawd it’s not an echo chamber, or it would resemble Insiders.

  111. calli

    My offers to pull the tumbril are too, wouldn’t want all that exercise and gym work to go to waste.

  112. egg_

    2dogs
    #3031971, posted on June 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Note that the CSIRO chick had a near perfect set of globes?

  113. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3032605, posted on June 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    I don’t see Peter/MV as a troll at all. He has had a hideous year and is distressed and lonely. And has lots of opinions that he is not shy in expressing.”

    Agree.

  114. mh

    Trump will put gays and lezzos in internment camps

    [email protected]
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  115. bespoke

    There are others here who don’t post in good faith

    I keep saying I’m agnostic will nobody listen.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Cher seems to be coping well with all the winning.

  117. bespoke

    Compassion isn’t a bottomless well.

  118. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – David Marr inbound

    https://youtu.be/cevFy8WK6i4

  119. Steve trickler

    Good stuff, Matty.



  120. DrBeauGan

    I’ve been thinking about perfectly straight lines and atoms.

    If you had a source point and a destination point and were able to throw a beam of light one atom wide, would the beam be perfectly straight (ie. no bumps)?

    If you go on asking questions like this, you are at risk of turning into a physicist, Calli 😁.

    The atoms in a crystal are in what is very close to straight lines. But, alas, they vibrate. This is known as heat. You can stop them vibrating by cooling the crystal to absolute zero. Which is unattainable.

    When you get close to absolute zero, you can send electrons (much smaller than atoms) through crystals and the tiny amount of vibration is swamped by other effects, quantum mechanics is needed to understand this. At this point, the mental picture of electrons as tiny ball bearings moving through space like billiard borls on a table breaks down badly. They behave more like waves breaking on the shore, and can’t be said to have a trajectory at all. Light likewise. You can send an electron through two distinct slits simultaneously.

    So much for ball bearings.

    Having your abstractions collapse in the face of reality is challenging and disturbing. Happens a lot in science. It’s like going to sea for the first time and having the deck move beneath your feet; the trick is to enjoy it.

  121. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – PVO inbound

    https://youtu.be/_TpMSxLyBbM

  122. Stimpson J. Cat

    Compassion isn’t a bottomless well.

    Of course it isn’t, for Women.
    Why do you think Jesus and Buddha were Men?
    Honestly.

  123. Roberto

    Gab

    We had Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Thursday and as Father put it in his homily “40 days after Easter is the Ascension, not 43 days after Easter”.

    I remember making exactly the same point in a letter in the Catholic Weekly way back when.

  124. calli

    Compassion isn’t a bottomless well.

    No it isn’t. It’s a Sea of Forgetfulness.

  125. Roberto

    Gab
    God Bless the FSSP.

    Indeed. They have some great priests.

  126. stackja

    Wind Farms for Warringah

    22,724 have signed. Let’s get to 25,000!

  127. DrBeauGan

    Your beam of light is a stream of photons now, Calli. And their trajectory, insofar as they have one, is curved by the gravitational field. Hence Zippy’s remarks.

    Things like trajectories are abstractions, bits of language. Useful for billiard borls, not so much for electrons or photons.

    Space and time, likewise. If it is hard to get your head around this, you are not alone.

  128. calli

    Thanks DrBeau. I was thinking about electrons, but wanted to keep the image simple.

    I was also wondering if the line of light was long enough, it might be curved.

  129. calli

    Ahahah! Snap! Should have refreshed.

    The Beloved is watching Pitch Black and I was distracted by all the B&Gs.

  130. calli

    Lots of snapping going on around here. Not nearly as much as on my TV. Yikes.

  131. rickw

    What condiments would you recommend?

    Macadamia nuts go well with them. Take care when you initially pick up with pitchfork, you can get sprayed with hot intestinal juices. The tails if well done are as close as the natives ever got to pork crackling.

  132. bespoke

    Gravity bends light.

  133. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – Hypocrisy Alert!

    https://youtu.be/dNMYq5QE8dc

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s a Sea of Forgetfulness.

    You’re getting mixed up with A Women’s Age.
    It happens.

  135. bespoke

    “media behemoth’s like me and PVO”

    Troll level 100. Bill

  136. johanna

    I come back in from a frenzied assault on the Azalea leafminers infesting one of my favourite plants only to find a discussion of quantum physics underway.

    Mind you, there are parallels between those wretched leafminers and electrons, including that they seem to be able to be in two places at once. At least, that might explain you never seem to be able to get rid of every single one. Turn your back, and another one appears where you thought there were none.

    Just read an article on TheirABC about how the environmental movement is split about its contribution to the Coalition’s election win. Some say they blew it, as with the Adani invasion of Queensland, while others maintain that they didn’t go in hard enough. Great to watch.

    I do wish they’d stop telling children the world is about to end, though. It’s child abuse. I remember being scared of things under the bed, and that was bad enough. My parents, in contrast with modern, progressive types, did what they could to reassure me and make me feel safe. How old-fashioned can you get!

  137. Ellie

    So much beautiful and intelligent prose here. And so much bad language. I included the ‘f’ word last night and got a spanking. 😔

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am seeking guidance here. Why would one of the local swampies, here, have “Left: and “Right” tattooed on her respective ankles? Asking for a friend.

  139. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop using the word abstractions.
    It’s very gay.
    Almost as gay as “Transcendent”, or “Atheism”.

  140. Des Deskperson

    ‘Enjoy Shanghai, Lizzie. Try to get a night cruise for the lights. The cost to put on the show is phenominal, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t powered by solar.’

    Check out the old French Concession area – art deco buildings and Parisian plane trees. Subway station is ‘Shanghai Library’

  141. Mother Lode

    I agree, IT.

    The Old Fashioned is my cocktail of choice.

    Hers is put together differently to the way that I am accustomed. Maybe that is the more authentic American way. And here they use Orange Bitters, not the regular aromatic one.

    The story I heard of its origin hails back to the Prohibition. It was invented because they believed the recipe best concealed the smell of alcohol on your breath.

  142. DrBeauGan

    I was also wondering if the line of light was long enough, it might be curved.

    Yup. Which means a shorter one is curved, just not enough to notice. But QM says light only has a trajectory if you set up a way of measuring it. When it hits a crystal hard enough to knock an electon out of its atom, the light behaves like a tiny bullet. When it is in free space on the way to the crystal, it is a wave. And like ocean waves travelling through a gap in a wall, it spreads out.

    What is seriously troubling is that exactly the same holds for electrons.

    The physical universe doesn’t care about your feelings. It doesn’t care about your ideas either.

  143. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Keneally/Dutton match must be jelly wrestling, surely?

    Particularly since Keneally sits in the Senate, and Dutton in the Lower House. Couldn’t Albo find one of the “true believers” to face Peter Dutton, on the floor of the House?

  144. Roger

    Thanks for the bush tucker tips, rick.

  145. Roger

    Albo:

    My shadow cabinet represents Australia, 12 men and 12 women, all selected on merit.

    Yet KKK’s own NSW Right faction didn’t think she should be promoted.

  146. RobK

    Left: and “Right” tattooed on her respective ankles? 
    So as not to get confused when her legs are crossed….
    Or she’s just taken up dance lessons.

  147. egg_

    Attractive magnetic lines of force could approximate a straight line in space.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    Mother Lode, does your Old Fashioned use 3oz of bourbon and no mixer?!

    I think that is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

  149. Mother Lode

    Particularly since Keneally sits in the Senate, and Dutton in the Lower House.

    That voice of hers carries, though.

    He could be Lower House in Canberra and she in the Upper House in Perth and her voice would still barge its way through the air unwelcome do and unwanted.

  150. egg_

    Interesting phenomenon, not unlike metal rain?

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dutton ridicules Keneally appointment

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has ridiculed Labor Senator Kristina Keneally’s appointment as shadow Home Affairs spokeswoman in Anthony Albanese’s new front bench, calling her wholly unfit for the role based on comments she’s previously made on border protection.

    “It’s pretty much a hospital pass,” Mr Dutton said at a press conference today.

    “Kristina Keneally is against Operation Sovereign Borders. She’s opposed to turnbacks…she’s opposed to offshore regional processing.

    “Kristina Keneally really needs to come out and have a mea culpa at some point.

    “There is nobody less qualified on border protection in the Labor Party than Kristina Keneally. “Mr Albanese must have a great sense of humour.

    “I think he’s made a few strange picks here and he’s going to get caught out.”

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  152. Pedro the Ignorant

    Zulu, re your tattooed swamp donkey, this might be of assistance;

    . . . . . the drill sergeants repeatedly found that among the raw recruits there were men so abysmally untaught that they did not know left from right, and hence could not step off on the left foot as all soldiers should. To teach these lads how to march, the sergeants would tie a wisp of hay to the left foot and a wisp of straw to the right; then, setting the men to march, they would chant, “Hay-foot, straw-foot, hay-foot, straw-foot”—and so on, until everybody had caught on. A common name for a green recruit in those days was “strawfoot.”

    From a book I was reading about the American Civil War aka “The War of Northern Aggression”.

    Although I doubt your local hippies would want to know how to march, perhaps the tatt is there to ensure the bong is passed in the required direction?

  153. Roberto

    I am seeking guidance here. Why would one of the local swampies, here, have “Left: and “Right” tattooed on her respective ankles?

    Perhaps she has all of her shoes similarly labelled, and she’s too dim to get the correct shoe on the correct foot without the labels?

  154. Leigh Lowe

    I hold grave fears for the Bombers today.
    The conditions are forecast to be quite flannery.
    They are like one of Monty’s tissues in the rain.
    They dissolve quickly and what is left doesn’t look good.

  155. egg_

    My shadow cabinet represents Australia, 12 men and 12 women, all selected on merit.

    Sir Les and Dame Edna?
    Tits or eff off.

  156. egg_

    Particularly since Keneally sits in the Senate, and Dutton in the Lower House.

    A seat up/seat down debate?

  157. Mother Lode

    They seem to use a splash of soda water. And less bourbon.

    No Australian bar would give such generous amount of a spirit.

  158. calli

    The physical universe doesn’t care about your feelings. It doesn’t care about your ideas either.

    I’m sure it doesn’t. It just is.

    What is interesting is the temptation to anthropomorphise.

  159. DrBeauGan

    Thank you for the tomatoes, Calli. I sent it to Spiky, along with the tie about the meeting that should have been an email. Also the cows.

  160. stackja

    Brisbane Catholic schools going gender-neutral

    These are the Brisbane Catholic schools teaching students that God is gender-neutral, and doing away with terms such as Lord, Father and Son.
    Natasha Bita, EXCLUSIVE, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    Subscriber only

    June 2, 2019 12:00am

    CATHOLIC schoolgirls in Brisbane are being taught that God is gender-neutral, with politically correct prayers that dump male descriptions of Lord or Father.

    A feminist philosophy towards prayer has been embraced by some of Brisbane’s top Catholic girls’ colleges, which are now using “inclusive language” in religion.

    The Christian Bible describes God as a male, but some top schools, including All Hallows’, Loreto College at Coorparoo, St Rita’s College Clayfield and Stuartholme are stamping out traditional terms such as Lord, Father and Son.

    Stuartholme School uses gender-neutral language – including the word “Godself’’ in place of “himself’’.

    The Catholic Office for the Participation of Women director Andrea Dean was “thrilled” that schools were using gender-neutral prayer.

    Christian crusader Lyle Shelton said gender-neutral prayer was “political correctness gone mad”.

    “This is further evidence of the agenda of those who sought to ‘de-gender’ marriage – now they want to de-gender religion,” he said.

    “In Christian theology, God expresses himself as a father in the male gender. The scriptures clearly explain God to us as a father.”

    The Queensland Catholic Education Commission said it did not provide guidelines about gendered language.

    But it said the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference had advised to “use gender-neutral language where possible and appropriate”.

    Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge declined to comment.

  161. Roger

    But it said the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference had advised to “use gender-neutral language where possible and appropriate”.

    Give them an inch…

  162. 2dogs

    Tits or eff off.

    Please don’t say that. Shorten is in the shadow cabinet.

  163. egg_

    Shorten is in the shadow cabinet.

    IIRC he’s got bigger tits than Keneally.

  164. Cohenite:
    If Bayer doesn’t close down its US operations, the greenie lunatics and their lawyers will bankrupt them.
    Bayer has nothing to lose if they don’t tell the US “Fuck you. Buy your pesticides from China, then.”

  165. DrBeauGan

    Oh, and Calli, your point that we perceive things we can’t talk about is spot on. In fact it’s what makes Mathematics work. Our job is to find a bit of the world we can perceive but not talk about and create a piece of language for talking and writing about it.

    This only works for the simplest bits of reality, we aren’t clever enough to do the hard bits, but there’s no shortage of either. I think this is part of what Newton meant when he spoke of having played with pebbles, while all around was an ocean of truths, unexplored.

  166. Geriatric Mayfly:

    Back to the drawing board Calli. Photons have no mass.

    Perhaps the Pope can send them one?

  167. DrBeauGan

    This business of God having no sex is bemusing. I’m prepared to agree that if God exists he is largely beyond our comprehension and that our linguistic terms are inappropriate. But then using gender neutral terminology is just as silly as using gendered terminology. The sensible thing to do would be to shut up. The desperate attempt to insist that your language should be in the current fashion is extremely silly.

    If you have a need to worship a goddess or a eunuch, go and do it somewhere else.

  168. Notafan

    The Our Father is the Our Father.

    Christ’s own words.

    Who do these people think they are ?

    Kristina Kenneally?

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who do these people think they are ?

    Catholics.

  170. Roberto

    Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge declined to comment.

    And here, in a nutshell, is the cancer destroying the modern Catholic Church: episcopus sine spina . Archbishop Coleridge shouldn’t be declining from commenting. He should be on the front foot, restating the faith, and sacking those who don’t toe the line.

  171. DrBeauGan

    The Our Father is the Our Father.

    Christ’s own words.

    Who do these people think they are ?

    They think Germaine Greer and van Badham are more reliable sources of information than Jesus.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Catholic Office for the Participation of Women director Andrea Dean

    “Let’s let the Women in The Catholic Church guys, what’s the worst that could happen, am I right?
    Can’t wait for Tranny Pope! “

  173. Notafan

    Oh shut up Stimpy,

    Your indeterminable trolling of Catholics is tedious.

    Just the other day I posted an article from 1940 where a going and faithful priest was castigating ‘liberal’ Catholics.

    There is also a classic entw video online of Mother Angelica giving liberal Catholics an almighty serve.

    We all know what they are.

    Next thing you’ll be telling us the seagull is a good example of a ‘staunch Catholic’.

  174. stackja

    Meanwhile in Melbourne, Pell faces his accusers.

  175. calli

    Roberto, we’ve come full circle to Rickw’s youtube this morning on the US abandoning prayer in schools and the possible effects on society.

    The thing that stood out for me was the response of the Church or the Synagogue to the challenge. There was none.

    Laodicea. And it’s infectious.

  176. stackja

    AFL concedes Michael Walters’ snap goal against Collingwood was touched

    The AFL says a decision to award Fremantle a goal in their thrilling win over Colingwood was wrong. But the score review officer had no choice but to make the call.
    JON RALPH, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Wrong! Yet right? VFL is strange.

  177. Some History

    From the Gang Green.

    Adam Ant: “SSarah, I’m just ssso, ssso upssset. Those horrible volcanoesss ssspewing out all that pollution. I’ve ssspoken to the volcanoesss many, many times. I’ve sssaid that, as guardians of the earth, Gang Green finds thisss erupting behaviour completely unacceptable. But they don’t listen: They just keep on ssspewing. Enough is enough. I think it’ss time we developed an anti-volcano policy”.

    Hanson-Dung: “Yes. YES. Briwyant. And we can have an anti-volcano float at the next Mardi Gras”.

  178. Cassie of Sydney

    “They think Germaine Greer and van Badham are more reliable sources of information than Jesus.”

    I don’t think that Germaine Greer and Van Badham belong in the same sentence together. Greer has some interesting things to say…some of which I agree with. Greer is 100% correct about the whole transgender rubbish. And Greer is also 100% right about the whole #Metoo scam. Van Badham has never had anything intelligent to say…she is just an angry, coarse vulgar dumbo who spews crap.

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh shut up Stimpy,
    Your indeterminable trolling of Catholics is tedious.

    Don’t crucify the messenger sweetheart.
    I’m simply raising awareness.
    You are the one who has to fix it.
    It’s YOUR religion, remember?
    Take responsibility for your people.

  180. Notafan

    The Church got through the Arian heresy and many other great trials.

    I have confidence we’ll survive liberal Catholics too.

    I don’t mind Germaine, though she is no goddess.

    Van Baddie is just an ill informed twit who is now parroting whatever her husband/partner thinks ( very obvious from her slight tilt towards the Labor party)

  181. Geriatric Mayfly

    New York Theaters to Hold 24-Hour Reading of Mueller Report

    They’re pinching ideas from the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    “stackja
    #3032684, posted on June 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    Meanwhile in Melbourne, Pell faces his accusers.”

    Meanwhile in Melbourne, a man is being subjected to the longest crucifixion in history.

  183. Notafan

    Nice try, you seek to paint the church as totally degenerate and unredeemable.

    It’s the same game you play with Israel.

    All of us Catholics who post here are well away of the problem with the liberal minority.

    As most of them are boomers it is just a matter of being patient.

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    Nice try, you seek to paint the church as totally degenerate and unredeemable.

    I’m not painting them as anything.
    Their actions and inactions speak for themselves.

  185. Herodotus

    Phew!
    Osaka and Williams are both out of the French Open.
    Mark Knight will be relieved; he’s only just started up again after the last episode with those two in a final.

  186. DrBeauGan

    “calli
    #3032605, posted on June 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    I don’t see Peter/MV as a troll at all. He has had a hideous year and is distressed and lonely. And has lots of opinions that he is not shy in expressing.”

    I admit to feeling some pity for mv. His story about having to smoke Henry Winterman cigars touched my heart.

  187. Given the array of interests aligned against pell , it would be most surprising if the appeal went anywhere.
    Whatever the outcome, I’m prepared to bet that the ABC headline will be same (and has already been written).

    Watch all the action screened live!

    Who says that public executions are are thing of the past?

  188. Cassie of Sydney

    “Notafan
    #3032693, posted on June 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm
    Nice try, you seek to paint the church as totally degenerate and unredeemable.

    It’s the same game you play with Israel.

    All of us Catholics who post here are well away of the problem with the liberal minority.

    As most of them are boomers it is just a matter of being patient.”

    Well said Notafan. He is a very insecure person.

  189. P

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    The trial of Cardinal Pell … an injustice

    Were promises made here to ensure that the Cardinal would not be returning to his position as head of the Economy? Well, this has been achieved: his tenure as Prefect has been terminated.

    I note further, and as I have thought and said in the past, that Cardinal Pell was originally accused of knowing about paedophile priests and the Church’s treatment of them and doing nothing about it. However, after his appointment as head of the Economy, he himself was accused of being a paedophile. An alleged crime and eventually a trial that would ensure the removal of someone who was attempting to clean up messy areas and bring about financial transparency. Most convenient!

  190. Are any of the betting agencies taking bets on the appeal?

  191. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #3032697, posted on June 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    Given the array of interests aligned against pell , it would be most surprising if the appeal went anywhere.
    Whatever the outcome, I’m prepared to bet that the ABC headline will be same (and has already been written).

    Watch all the action screened live!

    Who says that public executions are are thing of the past?”

    Indeed, I remember when Pell was sentenced a few months ago and quite a few people in my office ran to the office kitchen to watch it on television. I said to someone who stayed at his desk that I didn’t realise that people still liked to watch public hangings.

  192. calli

    On the bendy light beam…

    When I was a little girl, I read a How and Why book about astronomy. One of the pictures in the book was a representation of the Universe – what shape could it be? They had a plane, a sphere and something that looked like a saddle.

    I immediately discounted the plane – so boring and unimaginative. The sphere appealed, but again, it looked pretty uninspiring and bland. But that saddle – it had potential. It might be tweaked here and there, a little bit turned and twisted, all parts not quite the same.

    I’m sold on that saddle, if only because of the infinite possiblities.

  193. Ellie

    Love sport! I am watching a foreign sport. It’s called AFL. Foreign, because it ain’t rugby union. No bulky blokes, with bulky legs and teeth missing. Glad, though, to not see a bloke wearing a red bandana! Just tall blokes wearing small shorts. Maybe you have to be born and bred here to get it. Give me the controversial Haka any day!

  194. P

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS

    Were promises made here to ensure that the Cardinal would not be returning to his position as head of the Economy? Well, this has been achieved: his tenure as Prefect has been terminated.

    I note further, and as I have thought and said in the past, that Cardinal P… was originally accused of knowing about p. priests and the Church’s treatment of them and doing nothing about it. However, after his appointment as head of the Economy, he himself was accused of being a p.. An alleged crime and eventually a trial that would ensure the removal of someone who was attempting to clean up messy areas and bring about financial transparency. Most convenient!

  195. calli

    A bit like the flowers in the garden. None of them are quite the same, even if they do come from the same stem.

  196. Confused Old Misfit

    But that saddle – it had potential.

    Only if it’s cinched on to a turtle.

  197. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can we leave Israel out of this?
    I find it very tiresome having to defend them all the time.
    Leave them alone, so they can finish that cure for cancer that will be ready in a year’s time on January 28th, 2020.
    Show some respect.

  198. DrBeauGan

    There is some slight and unconvincing evidence that the universe is a dodecahedral space, Calli.

    See “The shape of space” which is a fun book. With pictures of what you would see if you were able to see the back of your own head if you could see around the universe.

  199. Confused Old Misfit

    OK, but Phar Lap’s not holding up the universe!
    Not like Great A’Tuin!

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Linda Burney: Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians

    Linda Burney, who repeated all the tired, old discredited myths about Aborigines not being counted in the census, and not being citizens, until the 1967 referendum, and who escapes being called to account because “she only plays the race card…”

  201. bespoke

    To early for twilight zone.

  202. calli

    It could be an elephant, Misfit. A big one.

  203. DrBeauGan

    If you take a square of paper and glue the top to the bottom you get a cylinder, and if you now glue the side edges together, you get a torus S^2.

    Do the same thing one dimension up and glue together pairwise the opposite faces of a cube and you get S^3, a 3-torus.

    Do it by gluing together the opposite faces of a dodecahedron, and you get the dodecahedral space. This requires a twist because the opposite faces are rotated.

    Some astronomers claim to have observed the twist in the cosmic microwave background.

  204. calli

    Well that shut everyone up. 🤣

  205. Sinclair Davidson

    Rugby union is not sport.

  206. calli

    It transcends sport.

    Take that!, Stimpson.

  207. Sinclair Davidson

    Ellie – hope you watching the glorious Bombers destroy the Blues.

    When winning in wet anyway.

  208. Stimpson J. Cat

    Are any of the betting agencies taking bets on the appeal?

    I think it is very telling that the appeal is being held in Pride Month.
    This is not looking good for George.

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    Take that!, Stimpson.

    What have I done now?
    Are there Bombers shooting up (the ladder) again?

  210. RobK

    Dr BG,
    What kind of glue?

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    100 bucks says Elle is only watching the footy for the shorts.

  212. bespoke

    Rah Rah was the only game worth watching.

  213. Ellie

    Rugby union is not sport.

    Ellie – hope you watching the glorious Bombers destroy the Blues.

    When winning in wet anyway.

    Wet winning? Sounds like an AFL thing. Union blokes win in all conditions … we just have to remove the sheep from the paddock.

  214. Cassie of Sydney

    “Stimpson J. Cat
    #3032720, posted on June 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    Are any of the betting agencies taking bets on the appeal?

    I think it is very telling that the appeal is being held in Pride Month.
    This is not looking good for George
    .”

    Perhaps it’s because you don’t want it to look good for George. Do you have any pity for other human beings…apart from your tedious self pity?

  215. Nob

    Union blokes win in all conditions … we just have to remove the sheep from the players.

    Fixed that for you Elle.

  216. DrBeauGan

    RobK
    #3032722, posted on June 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    Dr BG,
    What kind of glue?

    I use supaglue when gluing together opposite sides of cubes and dodecahedra. But you have to be careful not to get it on your fingers or you could be trapped in a mini-universe.

  217. Sinclair Davidson

    Stimpy – why would any young lady watch the footy but for the shorts?

  218. Roberto

    Notafan

    As most of them are boomers it is just a matter of being patient.

    Indeed. It’s the saving grace.

  219. Stimpson J. Cat

    Perhaps it’s because you don’t want it to look good for George. Do you have any pity for other human beings…apart from your tedious self pity?

    Of course.
    I truly hope George receives justice.
    I just find it increasingly unlikely that he will.
    Feel free to pray for him if you like.
    And for me.

    Tikkun Olam and all that jazz.

  220. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy – why would any young lady watch the footy but for the shorts?

    I could be playing.
    😁

  221. Cassie of Sydney

    “I truly hope George receives justice.”

    Yes…..because he hasn’t thus far.

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m clearly not though.
    I would be wearing DENIM shorts.

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yes…..because he hasn’t thus far.

    Correct.
    This is us agreeing on something and having a polite dialogue.
    Nice, isn’t it?

  224. Cassie of Sydney

    “This is us agreeing on something and having a polite dialogue.
    Nice, isn’t it?”

    Yes..I’m all for it.

  225. DrBeauGan

    Stimpy – why would any young lady watch the footy but for the shorts?

    Which raises the question of why a bloke would watch it.

    It all looks poofy to me.

  226. cohenite

    Cohenite:
    If Bayer doesn’t close down its US operations, the greenie lunatics and their lawyers will bankrupt them.
    Bayer has nothing to lose if they don’t tell the US “Fuck you. Buy your pesticides from China, then.”

    Winston, Bayer need to have a quite word in Trump’s ear about the likely effect on agriculture. Some sort of pre-emptive move in Australia also needs to be made.

    The greens hate people and basically want to kill them through no power, medicine or food.

  227. Diogenes

    I am seeking guidance here. Why would one of the local swampies, here, have “Left: and “Right” tattooed on her respective ankles?

    For the same reason many of our local swampies have their name tattooed on their foot or ankle. 🙂

  228. Cassie of Sydney

    Men have great legs…..great calves.

  229. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yes..I’m all for it.

    It took all my willpower to say “dialogue” instead of “intercourse.”
    I’ve literally got nothing left.
    Exhausted.

  230. Lizzie:

    Ffs – declares Hairy, that should be.
    Not assisted by same person urging me to stop da blog and come get the sight-seeing open top bus.

    Just make sure there isn’t a banner over the bus saying “Ambassadors From The Barbarian Kings.”

  231. Ellie

    Calves are a muscle I admire, Cassie.

  232. DrBeauGan

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3032743, posted on June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
    Men have great legs…..great calves.

    And I like watching chicks play beach volleyball.

    We seem to both be shamefully heteronormative, Cassie.

  233. calli

    What have I done now?

    I was teasing you, Stimpson. I used the “T” word. Pleasing to see you’ve got over your aversion.

  234. Ellie

    Thank you, P. I can trump that.

    Be right back

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