Open Forum: September 21, 2019

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  1. DtjW

    Thanks mh – Sep 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm
    “The Arrival Ceremony”

    I enjoyed watching that but was surprised with the feeling (I know – feelz and all that!) that I had when watching the 4 of them. Mr & Mrs Trump and Mrs Morrison I had an affection for, but Scott – I’m not so sure about. Get us out of Paris and the UN Scott.
    I don’t trust him.

  2. cohenite

    C.L.
    #3162852, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Meanwhile in Washington, this is real …

    The Democrats hold white supremacy hearings at which three caucasian left-wing ‘experts’ testify alongside … the black Candace Owens, who is denounced by those ‘experts’ as a … white supremacist.

    Owens doesn’t hold back; watch it all.

    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1175081910726463488

    Owens makes me happy. It’s not all in Trump’s hands. And the looks on the faces of the fat and the I’m so pretty white bitches sitting next to CO and the smile on Jim Jordan’s mug were sights to behold.

  3. Top Ender

    Sodomy was legal after forty eight hours at sea.

    Actually punishable by death in Nelson’s Royal Navy times.

    These days, not so much.

    I joined the RAN in 1993. You had to do a course in how to be an Officer of the Day – the officer in charge of a ship or establishment after daily routine had finished.

    Once fully trained you got lashed up – slang for made to do something – about once a month for the duty. Basically given a very large folder, a radio and phone, and the duty watch did everything. You made rounds of some areas; checked various things were happening, and hoped nothing untoward did – there were some interesting sections in the manuals along the lines of “If nuclear attack occurs…”

    There was a section about what to do if two sailors were “found in homosexual congress”. Almost invariably some wit had written in the margin: “Throw a bucket of water over them first” or words to that effect.

  4. Zatara

    Teens pledge to stop having babies over climate change

    Well thank God for that.

    There is hope for the future after all.

  5. cuckoo

    It’s amusing to think what must have been going through Justine Trudeau’s mind – if anything ever does – when the previous blackface scandals were erupting in the USA. Knowing what he knew.

  6. John Constantine:

    EnergyAustralia’s announcement that it could close the Yallourn coal-fired power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley earlier than anticipated has some asking whether Australia should look to Germany as a model for transition.

    Close Yallourn, I triple Ferkin Dareya!
    Bring it on!

  7. Nick

    Been thinking about the protests demanding urgent action on climate change. They reminded me of the anti-Vietnam marches of my youth. Perhaps this is the issue (as anti-war was back then) that can unite people of goodwill to take back the power from the overpaid & over rated

    Remember when Jane and her pals called soldiers ‘baby killers’ ? It turns out the same abusers now fight for that same ‘right’.

  8. calli

    It’s the Heston remake, Bruce.

    With the chariot race that Pickles and I live blogged aeons ago. That was when Tiny was around. And many…many others.

    Good times.

  9. Some History

    Just what we needed – a fachina museum.

    World’s first ‘Vagina Museum’ set to open in London

    The museum creators say they aim to raise awareness about gynecological anatomy and health, “erase stigmas” about women’s bodies and “promote intersectional, feminist and trans-inclusive values,” the website says.
    Founders set up a Crowdfunder in 2017 to raise the funds to open the museum — ultimately raising about $62,500. It is the only registered UK charity with “vagina” in its title, according to its website.

    https://nypost.com/2019/09/20/worlds-first-vagina-museum-set-to-open-in-london/

  10. calli

    Caro wants to “protect” other people’s children even though she had no regard for her own.

    That high moral ground she thinks she’s standing on is just a tussock in the centre of a swamp.

  11. calli

    Good grief.

    Do women bequeath them to the museum in their wills?

  12. Des Deskperson

    ‘Been thinking about the protests demanding urgent action on climate change. They reminded me of the anti-Vietnam marches of my youth.’

    Caro seems to be implying here that she took part in these protests.

    Caro was born in June 1957. The ‘Vietnam marches’ died in early 1971 – the last Moratorium in March 1971 was a damp squib of an event compared to previous years – so Caro wouldn’t have been older than 13 at the time. It is possible that Caro skived off school – doubtless a posh one, daddy was in ‘marketing’ – to attend these events – which were always held midweek – but it seems somewhat unlikely.

  13. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “We’re terrified!”, the kids say.

    http://joannenova.com.au/2014/12/sydney-sea-levels-rising-at-just-6-5cm-per-century-peak-panic-is-behind-us/

    So 0.65 mm per year.

    A touch more than 1/40 inch per year in the old scale.

    Anyone who thinks this means we ought to abandon coal and oil within 6.5 years is a goddamned certifiable loon.

  14. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    zyconoclast
    #3163003, posted on September 21, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Good to see TS endorses the likes of Epstein and M00slin [email protected] gangs

    Taylor Swift: ‘White supremacy is repulsive. There is nothing worse‘

    You’ve been sucker punched by the Guardianistas.

    The choice is not binary. One does not tacitly accept white supremacy by opposing the horrors such as the Rotherham coverup.

  15. dover_beach

    Given the utter stupidity and enormity that we are now becoming accustomed to, no one should ever raise the middle ages as anything but a period of common sense.

  16. dover_beach

    Quite dot, but she said nothing was worse, really?

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Taylor Swift’s Carter has tanked.

    She will die alone with a cat eating her face off.

  18. calli

    How cracked do you have to be to believe this?

    Yeah, quick. I really want Jane to be a rôle model for my granddaughters.

    She’s an evil, toxic fruitcake.

  19. zyconoclast

    Choirboy can be believed – and P3ll freed, Cardinal’s lawyers say

    For more than four years, the fate of Australia’s most powerful Catholic cleric rested on the word of a former choirboy. For police, for the courts and the church, it all came down to the truthfulness, credibility and believability of a single witness, alone and unsupported in what he alleged against George P3ll.

    They no longer dismiss P3ll’s accuser as a fantasist or argue that the County Court jury should have done the same.

    Instead, they contend that both sides of this bitterly contested prosecution should co-exist; that P3ll’s accuser can be believed and the Cardinal acquitted of all charges and released from jail.

    “Can belief in a complainant be used as a basis for eliminating doubt otherwise raised and left by unchallenged exculpatory evidence?” P3ll’s senior counsel Bret Walker says, before answering his own rhetorical question. “Believing a complainant … does not equate to the elimination of reasonable doubt otherwise raised.”

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    Vagina Museum ? A place for very old vaginas ? Any chance of a willie museum ?I think not .
    For Gods sake ! what new shit will they dream up next? To little to do , too much money ,make them unemployed for a long time and a bit of starvation , that concentrates the mind on Reality .

  21. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/21/julie-bishops-job-with-palladium-caught-dfat-by-surprise

    The Ton look after their faithful orcs. Even if it isn’t as soon and as flash as they hope for.

    The foreign affairs department had no idea Julie Bishop was taking a job with one of Australia’s biggest foreign aid contractors until it was publicly announced, internal documents show.

    Documents obtained by the Guardian through freedom-of-information laws suggest the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was blindsided by a July announcement from Palladium, a multinational aid contractor, that Bishop was joining its board.

    Bishop, the former foreign affairs minister, had only left parliament months earlier, and the appointment prompted Labor to allege a breach of ministerial standards.

    Inside the department, Bishop’s appointment prompted a flurry of urgent emails between senior officials.

    Comrades.

  22. zyconoclast

    You’ve been sucker punched by the Guardianistas.

    No I haven’t.
    I just wanted to say something mean about TS

  23. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    She will die alone with a cat eating her face off.

    Karlie Kloss ruined Tay Tay.

    https://www.who.com.au/karlie-kloss-quit-victorias-secret-to-be-a-better-feminist

    The 26-year-old supermodel explained to British Vogue why she could no longer work for the underwear giant, stating that studying feminist theory at New York University in 2015 completely changed her mind set about the fashion industry, and she now wants to be a “better feminist”

    The poor dumb lady did not know she was studying Gramscian Marxism.

  24. CL:

    The Democrats hold white supremacy hearings at which three caucasian left-wing ‘experts’ testify alongside … the black Candace Owens, who is denounced by those ‘experts’ as a … white supremacist.
    Owens doesn’t hold back; watch it all.

    That was just bloody gorgeous!
    Bugger the Democrats and their snotty, smug, shitheadedness.

  25. Overburdened

    Having closely followed the geopolitical terrain of Prime Minister Morrison’s visit to the USA, and the nuances between he and President Trump, I can assert with absolute confidence that Mrs Trump is a total fox.

  26. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “Can belief in a complainant be used as a basis for eliminating doubt otherwise raised and left by unchallenged exculpatory evidence?”

    Is Walker implying that “J” is mentally unwell? Remember he could not bring up mental health in the trial.

  27. zyconoclast

    Taylor Swift’s Carer has tanked.

    She will die alone with a cat eating her face off.

    Cat lady confirmed

  28. calli

    Something for Short Cut Garlic Woman to ponder upon while she’s in the Go Slow.

    It does take a long time. Selection, growing, elimination, propagation and grafting.

  29. areff

    From the UK Telegraph‘s review of Master & Commander (the flick, not the book):

    I rather missed the sort of detail O’Brian cherishes, of the man flogged for sodomising the ship’s goat, but no doubt in Californian circles the goats’ rights movement would have intervened.

    I loved the movie despite, as the reviewer notes, Paul Bettany being nothing like Maturin’s ugly toad of a man as presented on the printed page.

  30. Ellie

    Just done the housework. So in love with my new vacuum cleaner – the latest cordless Dyson. So many attachments. Sucks up all the cat hair with ease. Having two indoor pussies, their fur gathers. One of my girlfriends shaves her cat in the summer – it’s a long haired breed. Quite a sight. Apparently it was recommended by the vet. Some sort of skin condition which flares up during the warmer weather.

    Johanna – must have been uncomfortable falling asleep on Armadillo’s lap last night. I fell asleep on Black Ball’s.

  31. Nick

    Vagina Museum

    You get the feeling that one day, a museum will be the only place that a vagina will be.
    ‘Yes son, this was what women had back in the day’.

  32. Dr Fred Lenin

    Vagina museum frozen or pickled ? Do musso women get into paradise without one ?

  33. areff

    One of my girlfriends shaves her cat in the summer

    Where’s Mrs Slocumb when you need her?

  34. Overburdened

    Dr F L

    I recall there is a penis museum in Scandinavia, possible Norway.

    I stand to be corrected on the location.

  35. John Constantine

    Thanks Calli.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/the-famous-five-helped-me-to-mock-the-modern-world/

    “The key to these smoothies is to avoid too much fruit,” Anne explained to Aunt Fanny. “Fruit is almost all sugar, no good for the body. A teaspoon of goji berries, cranberries and blueberries won’t harm. They make the smoothie more palatable, in fact,” she conceded.

    Aunt Fanny nodded, with the seriousness of someone attending the ritual of an alien religion, which might turn out to be benevolent or diabolical.

    Anne counted out the next four ingredients on her fingers. “Ginger. Kale. Broccoli. Spinach. As Julian would say, they’re your four attackers. All anti-inflammatory, all antioxidants. They also give you bone health, reduced cancer risk and provide gastrointestinal relief.” Anne stopped, as though to allow Aunt Fanny to draw breath, or give applause.

    “Next: chia seeds, Brazil nut, carrot, beetroot…”

    “Oh, Anne,” said Aunt Fanny, “not beetroot. Not in a drink.”

    “Hemp seeds,” Anne went on, “pumpkin seeds, walnut and a teaspoon of resistant potato starch.”

    “What would lunch be,” murmured Aunt Fanny, “without resistant potato starch?”

    From ‘The Famous Five Go Gluten Free.’

    No, it doesn’t scan and isn’t originally funny, but it is marketable.

  36. dover_beach

    Is Walker implying that “J” is mentally unwell? Remember he could not bring up mental health in the trial.

    Indeed. If by believe he means his sincerity, yes, but if we entertain a reasonable doubt that is about precisely about the reliability and veracity of the conplainant’s testimony. What else could you hold a reasonable doubt about?

  37. calli

    I love that movie, areff. The little blonde cabin boy is a dead ringer for my eldest grandson, in looks, mannerisms and character. Hopefully he doesn’t lose his arm in a fierce rugby battle.

    And the proto-Darwin stuff is good too. I’ll be in the Galapagos in late November. Looking forward to seeing those marine iguanas.

  38. mh

    Did Taylor Swift jump straight to ‘white supremacy’?

    Where were the comments about ‘layers of white privilege’?

    FFS Swifty, follow the rules.

  39. cohenite

    Having two indoor pussies, their fur gathers. One of my girlfriends shaves her cat in the summer – it’s a long haired breed. Quite a sight. Apparently it was recommended by the vet. Some sort of skin condition which flares up during the warmer weather.

    Johanna – must have been uncomfortable falling asleep on Armadillo’s lap last night. I fell asleep on Black Ball’s.

    There’s a lot of phrasing there; but I’m sure you know that.

  40. mh

    I fell asleep on Black Ball’s.

    Phrasing.

  41. Roger

    Is Walker implying that “J” is mentally unwell? Remember he could not bring up mental health in the trial.

    I’m waiting to see where he goes with this.

    With so much at stake, resting one’s argument on a hypothetical is not wise.

  42. bespoke

    cuckoo
    #3162994, posted on September 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    It’s amusing to think what must have been going through Justine Trudeau’s mind – if anything ever does – when the previous blackface scandals were erupting in the USA. Knowing what he knew.

    The sanctimonious git thought he would get away with it. The smart tactic would have been to admit to it way before. Come out on the offensive declare all at the beginning. I think that why things don’t stick to Trump. He’s an open book warts and all.

  43. Ellie

    Phrasing

    The was an apostrophe.

  44. Top Ender

    Any chance of a willie museum?

    If I remember rightly there was a woman who did the rounds as a groupie who made plaster casts of blokes’ old fellows.

    Mick Jagger was one. I imagine she must have displayed them somehow.

  45. areff

    The little blonde cabin boy

    He pops up again in Rome, the series, as the future Augustus.

  46. JC

    Has anyone ever heard to this idiot, or is it a parody account? I suspect its parody because no one could be this stupid.

    https://twitter.com/EddyJokovich

  47. bespoke

    Mick & Keith step off the Rolling Stones’ tour jet long enough to let #ClimateStrike activists know they’re doing important work

  48. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    LOL

    https://newpolitics.com.au/2019/05/18/2019-election-verdict-labor/

    About Eddy Jokovich 49 Articles
    Eddy Jokovich is a Sydney-based journalist and producer of many books, magazines and handbooks and has worked as a war correspondent, journalist, lecturer in media studies and production.

    He’s just a mindless socialist drone.

  49. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    While there are many technical and environmental problems with the installation and management of nuclear power stations – as well as opposition from local communities – the primary reason why all five proposals have been discarded, or lapsed, is economic: nuclear energy is not a viable industry in Australia. It never has been and, in all likelihood, never will be.

    Left wing bilge.

    There are many other challenges with nuclear energy: many of the 20 locations identified by nuclear lobbyists in Australia are on Indigenous lands.

    Don’t lefties think it is all indigenous lands unless:

    1. They own it
    2. The Obeids own it or
    3. The Commonwealth owns it?

  50. johanna

    Truly, TheirABC seems to be populated entirely by work experience kiddies who wouldn’t pass my fourth class English exam:

    British White cattle is listed as an ‘at risk’ breed by the Rare Breeds Trust of Australia and there are only 600 registered female cows according to the records of the British White Cattle Society of Australia.

    Or are they just showing sensitivity to transgender cattle?

  51. areff

    lecturer in media studies

    Haven’t bought a newspaper today? There’s your explanation right there.

  52. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    While there are many technical and environmental problems with the installation and management of nuclear power stations – as well as opposition from local communities – the primary reason why all five proposals have been discarded, or lapsed, is economic: nuclear energy is not a viable industry in Australia. It never has been and, in all likelihood, never will be.

    But why did the Soviet Union have nukes, Eddy?

    Finally, someone dumber than monty.

  53. Overburdened:

    I recall there is a penis museum in Scandinavia, possible Norway.

    It’s actually in the Vagina Museum – where it should be.

  54. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    US military attacked by memes:

  55. calli

    On the Jokovich feed:

    A A Jacoby
    @adamajacoby
    ·
    Sep 19
    The ultimate problem with
    @ScottMorrisonMP
    is that he has abandoned the social contract of elected representation because he is compromised by his socially tyrannical religious ideology that says poverty is a sin inflicted on those who deserve it #auspol

    The “more real than Banksy” guy has a real live theologan opining there too.

    I love his gravatas goggles. He looks like di Natale. Perhaps it’s the leftie sausage machine at work.

  56. Zatara

    There are many other challenges with nuclear energy: many of the 20 locations identified by nuclear lobbyists in Australia are on Indigenous lands.

    Then buy a decommissioned yank nuke carrier, park it somewhere handy and cement it in, switch out engines for generators, and plug in your State.

  57. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Fuck me drunk, it is very hard not say “all coppers are sea hunts”.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/health/aussie-cops-now-confiscate-loose-coins-cars-because-safety

    Aussie Cops Now Confiscate Loose Coins From Cars, Because “Safety”
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    I have heard what I thought was every excuse for governments to raise taxes and seize money, but this is one I quite honestly thought was something too low for even the police.

    New South Wales police have come up with the most bizarre excuse to rob your money I have ever heard of. They now claim that driver safety is the main reason for this new initiative to confiscate whatever coins you have in your car. They have the audacity to claim that “Loose coins within cars are a safety hazard.” (see Double Bay Today)

    NSWPOL are now racketeering scum.

  58. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Apparently that’s satire, begin the public flogging.

    I’ll bend over.

  59. cohenite

    NSWPOL are now racketeering scum.

    True; but coins can kill:

  60. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #3163011, posted on September 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    SMH Chip Le Grand September 20, 2019 — 11.42amsays:

    The president of the Victorian Bar Council, Matthew Collins, QC, says it is a nuanced argument which, if entertained by the High Court, will confront our assumptions about truth and lies, guilt and innocence.

    To understand Pell’s pitch to the High Court, The Age asked two of the state’s most respected senior counsels, Dr Collins and criminal law expert Justin Hannebery, SC, to unpack his application for special leave.

    Mr Hannebery says most sexual assault cases turn on the same question; whether you can accept the truthfulness of the complainant beyond reasonable doubt. “In the vast majority of cases, that is the only question,” he says. In this regard, Pell’s case is unexceptional.

    To attract the interest of the High Court, Pell is not arguing that the jury’s verdict was unreasonable on all the evidence. That question has already been asked and answered before the Victorian Court of Appeal.

    “They are not appealing a jury verdict, they are appealing a Court of Appeal decision,” Mr Hannebery says. “To get leave, they have to establish there is an error in the way the Court of Appeal has approached the question, and that it is an error that has got some public importance to it or is otherwise in the interests of justice to get taken up by the High Court.”

    In doing so, Pell’s legal team has withdrawn its attacks on the evidence of the choirboy and sharpened its focus on how the Court of Appeal, and particularly the majority decision of Chief Justice Anne Ferguson and Court of Appeal President Chris Maxwell, treated the evidence of other witnesses in the case.

    The Age ?

  61. JC

    Fuck me drunk, it is very hard not say “all coppers are sea hunts”.

    Did you see what Tim Pool tweeted yesterday? Here:

    Recent Tweet from Tim Pool

    Cops pulled me over for fake reason, cuffed me, told me they smelled pot and that they had probable cause to search my car

    They then “found” weed and demanded I confess. I refused.

    They found my dad’s firefighter emblem in the glovebox, uncuffed me and told me to go home https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1174572076629483520

    This is how capricious copping has become.

  62. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    This is how capricious copping has become.

    He might have pissed off the local DA.

    Anyway, keeping marijuana illegal is just fucking preposterous.

  63. stackja

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3163062, posted on September 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Apparently that’s satire, begin the public flogging.

    I’ll bend over.

    Jan 22, 2018 – Simon Palan, the founder of four-week-old satire site Double Bay Today

  64. areff

    At least he didn’t blame the wrong person for having him pulled over. Mea culpa.

  65. Atoms for Peace

    Does a vagina museum come with a thicket of ” Caution; wet floors” signs?

  66. JC

    Then buy a decommissioned yank nuke carrier,

    The USS Enterprise.

    What a great name. I used to work on 6th ave on about the 20th floor, which gave us just enough eye room to get a glimpse of the Hudson River and across to NJ. They used to “park” the Enterprise sort of right in front of us.

    It was great because it came to town just after Gulf War 1 and there were sailors everywhere for the ticker tape.

    You know, it was like really big. We could look down towards it at an angle, but not by much.

  67. Johno


    Russ 🇺🇸 @RussellNoyes4

    #StormingArea51 Massive fail 😆 According to recent news, only about one hundred, (out of the million plus that said they’d show), actually showed up. Kind of reminds me of all the celebs that said they were leaving the USA if Trump made the presidency. They’re all still here.

    Today was supposed to be Free the aliens and storm Area 51 Day. Apparently 2 million people signed up,however only 75 actually made it to the gates. A further 1,500 traveled into Nevada but had an Alien themed party instead at a couple of towns along the way.

    I suppose this means something.

  68. Mindfree

    Switched on the telly and it came up to Foxsports3 doing the RWC with the usual talking heads (Kearns, Holies Gregan) BUT

    why and what f’wit on Foxsports made the decision to include that limp dick imbecile Kieran Gilbert from Sky news to compare the panel. Couldn’t they get Nick Mcardle or did he quote the bible recently?

  69. Mindfree

    Holies should have been Hoiles

  70. Zatara

    JC

    You know, it was like really big.

    Not when you are trying to get aboard, with a pitching sea, on a no-moon night, in the rain, running on fumes, and the only bright spot is that if you hit the water you won’t have to pay your mess bill.

  71. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    #StormingArea51 Massive fail 😆 According to recent news, only about one hundred, (out of the million plus that said they’d show), actually showed up. Kind of reminds me of all the celebs that said they were leaving the USA if Trump made the presidency. They’re all still here.

    Boomers,

    It was a joke about a Japanese anime series.

    https://www.animemaru.com/scientists-find-that-running-like-naruto-actually-faster/

    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/storm-area-51

    “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.”

  72. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The memes are virulent

    Old Town Road Area 51 Video

    On July 16th, Lil Nas X uploaded a new Old Town Road animated music video to YouTube featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey (shown below). The video references various meme characters including Keanu Reeves and Thanos. The video accumulated over three million views and 244,000 likes in a day.

  73. JC

    Zat

    I dude worked for me who flew carriers. I’m heading out, but I’ll post later about him and what he told us.

    Good dude.

  74. Top Ender

    The little blonde cabin boy was actually a midshipmen – an officer under training.

  75. cohenite

    Beto’s security detail to use only NERF guns from now on

    It’s a tough choice but I reckon beto is the worst dickhead amongst the demorat candidates.

  76. Top Ender

    Skyhawks or Trackers or helos or something else, Zac?

  77. John Constantine

    to know the climate crisis is the greatest threat to feminism today. We have seen an increase in global inequity, touching on every issue that’s important to Jezebel readers and staffers. Climate change disproportionately affects poor women and children of color, permanently altering the existences of the most disadvantaged among us globally.

    https://jezebel.com/climate-activism-is-feminism-in-a-dying-world-1838293121

    No wonder society has to even ration the bloody panadol.

  78. Zatara

    Two of the above and not S-2s TE

  79. johanna

    Johanna is a non-person to me from now on. I will ignore her every comment,

    Sez Our Lizzie, serial liar and over-sharer. Sure enough, she can’t help herself later:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3162708, posted on September 21, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Someone upthread does not know the difference between text messages and comments on Catallaxy. Thankfully, only my friends here have my telephone number to send me text messages about my being stalked yet again in commentary by a doxing and vicious female stalker on the Cat.

    I have no objection to people critiquing what I say here. Nor to occasional personal negative comments. That’s par for the course on the Cat and I have happily survived here for ten years or so completely accepting that is the nature of this amazing site. But virulent and constant stalking is not critique. Nor is declaring ‘WTF?’ any defense to demur from the stigma of stalker. Stalking is stalking.

    I’ve nothing more to say about it now. Stalkers can bring themselves down without any further help from me.

    She just can’t help herself. Her emotional incontinence and narcissism are amusing, but hardly informative.

    Still, progress is being made. After years and years of repetitions about My Deprived Childhood, Angela’s Ashes in Blacktown, My Book That I am Writing Because I Am Incredibly Intelligent, How Gorgeous I Am, My Perfect Marriage, bla bla, (did we really want to know that she and hubby have sex three times a week? Yuk!) she is backing off a bit and posting about real stuff. Good for you! It is never too late to give up bad habits!

  80. John Constantine

    the political chaos is such that out of necessity our focus is pulled in innumerable directions: The looming threat to our reproductive rights; the incarceration of refugees and the separation of children from their families; the income inequity that harms everyday Americans, particularly black women and Latinas; the administration’s disdain for trans people and the narrowing of the LGBTQIA+ rights spectrum overall; the dismantling of our public education and housing systems; the overall subjugation of everyday Americans, with codified racism at its core. We fight this wholeheartedly, but at the risk of sounding reductive: none of this feminist activism matters if all of us are dead.

    https://jezebel.com/climate-activism-is-feminism-in-a-dying-world-1838293121

    Are they too medicated, or just not medicated enough?.

    Will they be happier when Skynet gives them robot kittens, and rations of Soma?.

    They actually want an all powerful eternal global Tyranny to do everything for them.

    Their way.

  81. DrBeauGan

    My morning is being taken up by WhatsApp calls from Maria. I get pix of her daughter and also old pix of Maria in her knickers. Which are quite fetching. And three video calls, where she is decent. I am wondering how long they will stay that way. Her extroversion is extreme by my standards.

  82. notafan

    And just when you thought the competition for most boring repetitive commenter was over

  83. Steve trickler

    If you are interested and can find the time…….this goes for an hour and a half. Seismology, folks. I’m sure many here know this bloke.

    Censored by the usual suspects. If you don’t know him, you wont find him in the feeds.

    Keep an eye on Indonesia.



  84. John Constantine

    Mate sent me a photo of his boy, taken by their mother out of primary school for the protest, dressed like a Patpong Road go-go dancer, with their blouse covered in buttons for causes and activism and identity, carrying a sign that was a little sad.

    Feminism and climate activism are inextricable. As Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who has become the face of the global climate movement organized and stratified by young people, wrote on Twitter in March, “We can’t live in a sustainable world unless all genders and people are treated equally.”

    Today, Jezebel supports the Climate Strike around the world, and we beseech our readers to continue this activism beyond a single day of protest: to volunteer with the Sunrise Movement, to urge your representatives to support the Green New Deal, and to band together with the brave, organized, and eminently inspiring young people marching and rallying today around the world—we are too. The urgency is palpable, and we can’t attain gender justice without it.

  85. zyconoclast

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3163086, posted on September 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Last time Amy Coney Barrett was mentioned, I said she was not a good choice because

    They have seven children: five biological children and two children adopted from Haiti.

    It will end up in more open borders lunacy.

  86. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It will end up in more open borders lunacy.

    No. That is like saying legal immigration is a threat to Trump’s wall.

  87. zyconoclast

    Excellent but underrated performance by Russel Crow from 2007

  88. johanna

    Trump only carries cash to tip people along the way – he says he doesn’t carry a wallet these days:

    On the Air Force One flight back to Washington, DC, from California, reporters on the plane asked him about his cash-carrying habit.

    “I don’t carry a wallet because I haven’t had to use a credit card in a long time,” Trump replied, holding up a wad of cash out of his pocket for reporters to see.

    He said that he carried cash so that he could still give out tips as he traveled.

    “I like to carry a little something. I like to give tips to the hotel. I’m telling you, maybe a president’s not supposed to do it, but I like to leave a tip for the hotel, etcetera, etcetera,” Trump explained.

    Trump asked Brenner for a copy of the photo.

    “Boy, that’s a good picture,” he said.

    Trump is Everyman. If you were a rich guy, of course you would carry a big roll of notes in your back pocket. Unless you are Obummer and the rest of the ruling class, where you would have flunkies to hand out gratuities.

    I love how every time they think they have a ‘gotcha’ moment, he turns it right back on them.

  89. Top Ender

    This Is What Happened When I Joined The Global Climate Strike:

    https://youtu.be/dCZmZZTyRqg

  90. Delcon

    Someone on Twitter suggested a royal commission into the climate con.

  91. Top Ender

    Sorry – messed that up – but the link will take you to an entertaining nine minutes of Avi Yemini

  92. Some History

    Confirmed (the Afghani singer had to be convinced that TruDOH wouldn’t be a liability).
    If TruDOH loses the next election, he’ll be touring Afghanistan with his “twin” singing the classics such as:

    I Left* My Heart In Kabul
    I’ll Never Find Another Ewe
    Smoke and Bomb Fragments Get In Your Eyes
    The Goat Herders Lullaby
    The Sheep Sheep Song

    * literally

    https://imgur.com/kBciNSE

  93. zyconoclast

    It will end up in more open borders lunacy.

    No. That is like saying legal immigration is a threat to Trump’s wall.

    So you think if the SCOTUS has case that involves Haitian children that this will not sway her decision?

  94. notafan

    So you think if the SCOTUS has case that involves Haitian children that this will not sway her decision?

    Why would it

    she’s already been excoriated for being an ‘orthodox Catholic’ so what is a couple of adopted children?

  95. EvilElvis

    Taylor Swift’s Carter has tanked.

    She will die alone with a cat eating her face off.

    Surely she’ll shake it off. Shake it off.

  96. Some History

    I Left* My Heart In Kabul
    I’ll Never Find Another Ewe
    Smoke and Bomb Fragments Get In Your Eyes
    The Goat Herders Lullaby
    The Sheep Sheep Song

    And a BGs tribute:

    How Do You Mend A Broken Rifle
    Stayin’ Alive

  97. Stimpson J. Cat

    she’s already been excoriated for being an ‘orthodox Catholic’ so what is a couple of adopted children?

    Cool story.
    Let me ask you a question.
    Is the Pope a Catholic, and is the Pope infallible?
    😁

  98. Delcon

    It’s a tough choice but I reckon beto is the worst dickhead amongst the demorat candidates.

    He looks presidential. Just like the rest of them. It’s just that when he starts talking it’s like, “whao, which lunatic asylum did you escape from?’. Again, just like the rest of them.

  99. Mak Siccar

    Delcon
    #3163103, posted on September 21, 2019 at 3:11 pm
    Someone on Twitter suggested a royal commission into the climate con.

    Alan Kohler has an article in today’s Paywallian.

    Let’s have a climate change royal commission
    ALAN KOHLER

    Climate change protestors Brisbane on Friday. Picture: AAP

    12:00AM SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
    As a follow-up to the “climate strike” that kicked off yesterday, we need a royal commission into climate change. Before you have me arrested, consider the banking royal commission.

  100. notafan

    Do you have a degree in stupid irrelevant questions stimpy?

    go clean your room

  101. Some History

    Clover Moore-Onn

    Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders gathered in Hyde Park to demand the Federal Government take real action on climate change. It’s time to act on the climate emergency.

    https://twitter.com/CloverMoore/status/1174926457279107073?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  102. Zatara

    So you think if the SCOTUS has case that involves Haitian children that this will not sway her decision?

    What if the case involves carbon based lifeforms? She is one after all.

  103. Stimpson J. Cat

    1.Do you have a degree in stupid irrelevant questions stimpy?
    2.go clean your room

    I don’t think it’s irrelevant or stupid at all actually.
    You really need to think it through.
    Do you know what the difference between Dr Jordan Peterson and Dr Stimpy is?
    Dr Stimpy has never been addicted to Clonozepam, despite being prescribed it on numerous occasions.
    Dr Stimpy is also not a real Doctor,
    and his room is very clean.
    Ha ha ha ha ja ja ha ja!!!!

  104. PoliticoNT

    I don’t mind an indoor pussy. Then again I don’t mind an outdoors pussy either.

  105. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Alan Kohler has an article in today’s Paywallian.

    Let’s have a climate change royal commission
    ALAN KOHLER

    Climate change protestors Brisbane on Friday. Picture: AAP

    12:00AM SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
    As a follow-up to the “climate strike” that kicked off yesterday, we need a royal commission into climate change. Before you have me arrested, consider the banking royal commission.

    Game on moll.

    https://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/3/173/2012/

    Earth Syst. Dynam., 3, 173–188, 2012
    https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-3-173-2012

    Polynomial cointegration tests of anthropogenic impact on global warming

    M. Beenstock1, Y. Reingewertz2, and N. Paldor3

    1Department of Economics, the Hey brew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
    2Department of Economics, the George Washington University, 2115 G St, Washington DC, USA
    3Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences, the Hey brew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel

    Received: 06 May 2012 – Discussion started: 16 Jul 2012 – Revised: 24 Oct 2012 – Accepted: 30 Oct 2012 – Published: 21 Nov 2012

    Abstract. We use statistical methods for nonstationary time series to test the anthropogenic interpretation of global warming (AGW), according to which an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations raised global temperature in the 20th century. Specifically, the methodology of polynomial cointegration is used to test AGW since during the observation period (1880–2007) global temperature and solar irradiance are stationary in 1st differences, whereas greenhouse gas and aerosol forcings are stationary in 2nd differences. We show that although these anthropogenic forcings share a common stochastic trend, this trend is empirically independent of the stochastic trend in temperature and solar irradiance. Therefore, greenhouse gas forcing, aerosols, solar irradiance and global temperature are not polynomially cointegrated, and the perceived relationship between these variables is a spurious regression phenomenon. On the other hand, we find that greenhouse gas forcings might have had a temporary effect on global temperature.

    How to cite: Beenstock, M., Reingewertz, Y., and Paldor, N.: Polynomial cointegration tests of anthropogenic impact on global warming, Earth Syst. Dynam., 3, 173–188, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-3-173-2012, 2012.

  106. johanna

    Very fine article at Quillette about European Guilt:

    And here we are, since 2013, having adopted the notion of the migrant as Christ figure. We might call this strange mix of passivity and piety altruistic fatalism. Since we can’t stop the influx of migrants, we must enthusiastically embrace them. The Other is not like me; he shines, due to his very destitution, in a remote and inalterable splendor—an innocent figure untainted by modernity and capitalism. We venerate in him the mirror image of ourselves, the very opposite of our shortcomings and sins and of the world we inhabit. What better illustration of this than the spectacle two years ago of African immigrants dashing off their ship onto a Spanish beach amidst startled holiday makers lounging on their towels. On the one hand, the spoiled inhumanity of the affluent, on the other, the energy of the oppressed.

    I don’t usually go for this national/cultural zeitgeist stuff, but this article is thought-provoking.

  107. Delcon

    Let’s have a climate change royal commission
    Alan KohlerFollow @AlanKohler
    12:00AM September 21, 2019
    144 Comments

    As a follow-up to the “climate strike” that kicked off yesterday, we need a royal commission into climate change. Before you have me arrested, consider the banking royal commission.

    The government and sections of the media denied the existence of a serious problem in banking and financial services from the moment former National Party senator John “Wacka” Williams started calling for a royal commission in 2013, after the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandals were first uncovered. A Senate committee recommended it in 2014 and the Labor Party made it a policy in 2016.

    Through all this the government played a delicate game of having it both ways: denying the need for a royal commission, while introducing a series of its own measures that it claimed would deal with the obvious corruption being uncovered by whistleblowers leaking to the media.

    Once the Hayne royal commission eventually began, plainly exposing the corruption in financial services in a judicial setting, under oath, the resistance melted away. The government is now filled with crusaders against banking corruption, implementing all of Hayne’s recommendations, while the banks themselves are pillars of rectitude, diligently sweeping out the stables.

    We’re in the midst of a similar process with climate change, and now need a final, believable, public debate where the issue can be tested judicially and agreement reached.

    It’s far more important that there’s a national consensus that global warming is real and on what Australia should do about it, than on the need for reform in financial services.

    This is serious: apart from anything else, much of Australia’s prosperity relies on fossil fuel exports but there is no plan to deal with their decline and disappearance because the government asserts there is no problem.

    In fact, as with the early stages of the banking debate, it’s quite the reverse. The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Ben Morton, was sent out to attack business for being “self-appointed moral guardians” after the CEO of our largest coal exporter, BHP, Andrew Mackenzie announced a big climate change plan. Writers at this newspaper accused him of “virtue-signalling”.

    As with banking there has been a series of reports plainly setting out the danger of climate change and proposing solutions, starting with the Shergold Task Force on Emissions Trading in 2006, Ross Garnaut’s Climate Change Reviews in 2007 and 2010 and finally Alan Finkel’s Review of the National Electricity Market in 2017. All ignored.

    Eventually the banks threw in the towel and asked for a royal commission to clear their names, thinking that a proper judicial process would counter all the reports and leaks against them. That went well, and just showed how out of touch the banks’ leadership was with what was actually going on.

    Fossil fuel exporter Andrew Mackenzie is not throwing in the towel: he has solid form on this subject and is trying to prepare his organisation — specifically its customers and shareholders — for what he and his board know is coming.

    Clearly thermal coal is on the way out, but so is metallurgical coal: the steel industry and BHP are working hard to replace it with hydrogen as the medium to remove the oxygen from iron ore to make pig iron, from which the by-product would be water instead of carbon dioxide.

    Given its reliance on coal and iron ore exports for tax revenue, you might think the government would also be giving a few minutes of thought to this, along with the company that’s actually paying a lot of those taxes. But no — business is being “seduced by noisy elites”, according to the PM’s Assistant Minister.

    It’s a matter of risk management. As Andrew Mackenzie said in his London speech on the subject in July: “I believe — like most scientists — that global warming will tend towards the upper end of forecasts. I also concede there is a case that it may not and that the impacts may be less severe.

    “But it is still prudent risk management to protect against the downside. At BHP, our scenario planning and risk management help to reduce uncertainty and maximise returns.”

    That is the sort of statement the Prime Minister should be making: that he’s not sure what will happen but his job is to protect the nation from the possible downside.

    So that’s why I’m suggesting a review of the evidence in which everyone is required to tell the truth. The main purpose of it would be not so much to find a way to prevent climate change — that’s all pretty well known and anyway, it’s too late — but to develop a consensus and strategy for dealing with its consequences.

    And really, for that to happen certain people need to be grabbed by the shoulders and confronted with reality, in such a way that they can’t fall back on “belief”, as if global warming is a matter of religion or ideology rather than science. And if they do believe it’s crap, then they have nothing to fear from an inquiry.

    A strike won’t achieve national consensus, quite the opposite. The best way to achieve consensus, I submit, is a royal commission. It worked quite well with banking and financial services; maybe it’s worth a try with climate change.

    Alan Kohler is the editor in chief of InvestSMART.com.au

    Emphasis mine. That’s not what royal commissions are for. But, let’s have a royal commission to expose all the BS.
    Note to the Australian: don’t import fuckwits from the ABC such as Alan Kohler or Phillip Adams. If the ABC hires them, there must be something seriously wrong with them.

  108. Dr Fred Lenin

    Aircraft carriers ? one costs more than hundreds of the missiie ,one of which could sink it with lots of crew . Even old fashioned bombs could sink them ,waste of money , rather have the missiles that can destroy them .navies have lost a lot of importance today.

  109. Steve trickler

    She packs a punch!



  110. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yes Fred but a plane can carry an air launched cruise missile and launch it at an extended range, plus they can actively seek out enemy planes at a large radius.

    Drones will make planes and missiles less important. How this plays out will be very, very interesting.

  111. Arky

    These people at area 51 dressed up as aliens: isn’t that racist? Worse than blackface surely.

  112. Snoopy

    Alan Kohler’s suit jacket struggles. I reckon his carbon footprint is on the high side of modest.

  113. mh

    Walk into the TAB and you can get $2.15 on the Roosters for the GF win.

    BetEasy – my old William Hill account – has them at $2.05.

  114. Roger

    So that’s why I’m suggesting a review of the evidence in which everyone is required to tell the truth.

    It might almost be worth it to see them get the truth out of Dr. Flim Flammery.

  115. C.L.

    Very fine article at Quillette about European Guilt:

    I don’t buy the guilt thesis at all.
    It’s not guilt that has enabled the hostile invasion of Europe.
    It’s left-wing malice. These people are deliberately working to make white (and old Christian) Europe extinct by force of African “migration.”

  116. Zatara

    Even old fashioned bombs could sink them ,waste of money , rather have the missiles that can destroy them

    Yet they have transited choke points like the Straits of Hormuz, the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal, thousands of times, fought in a dozen wars, and yet not a single aircraft carrier has even had its paint scratched by enemy action since 1945.

    Go figure.

  117. EvilElvis

    Aircraft carriers ? one costs more than hundreds of the missiie ,one of which could sink it with lots of crew . Even old fashioned bombs could sink them ,waste of money , rather have the missiles that can destroy them .navies have lost a lot of importance today.

    It’s not the floaty boaty aspect of the aircraft carrier that is appealing. It’s the fact you can park your air superiority off the coast of most almost any nation.

  118. Roger

    It’s not guilt that has enabled the hostile invasion of Europe.
    It’s left-wing malice.

    True, but in the case of ordinary Germans, at least, their guilt complex was manipulated to make them initially sympathetic to the “asylum seekers”.

  119. Steve trickler

    Escalation, at its finest.



  120. lotocoti

    Oh noes.
    Fiji is giving the Good-With-Pastels Wallabies a touch up.

  121. None

    Excellent article by BernarLane in the Australian about girls with transitioning regret.

    She recalls sharing a worry with a close friend in a queer group. “We could see concerns with telling young trans kids they were born in the wrong body. We thought it was like a self-fulfilling prophecy, maybe setting them up to go down a medical path. And you know how often they say these kids are so suicidal? We didn’t think that was healthy.”

  122. John Constantine

    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
    Sponsored ·

    ⚠️ Developing News ⚠️ On Monday 26 August, the ASRC and other stakeholders provided evidence to an Australian Senate Committee on the importance of keeping the Medevac Bill. Under #Medevac, critically ill refugees in offshore detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea have a pathway to receive urgent medical treatment in Australia.

    Since the Medevac process began, more than 130 sick people have been transferred to Australia for life-saving treatment.

    But the ASRC’s funding to help facilitate these urgent medical transfers (working with doctors, lawyers and advocates as part of the Medical Evacuation Response Group) is about to run out.

    Please donate to our Medevac EMERGENCY APPEAL

  123. cohenite

    Polynomial cointegration tests of anthropogenic impact on global warming

    M. Beenstock1, Y. Reingewertz2, and N. Paldor3

    A blast from the past; like a lot of scientific principles which contradict alarmism Beenstock’s adroit concept has not been taken up by the msm/politicians; it is a bit of a head-spin though: Beenstock looks at the process of cointegration, a method of correlating 2 or more data series. The central idea around cointegration is that series that require differencing to become stationary are very prone to ‘spurious regression’. Series that are oriented on zero are called I(0) — no differencing is required for them to be stationary. Series like temperature and solar that require one differencing to become stationary are called I(1). Series like CO2 that require two differences to become stationary are called I(2).

    Beenstock clearly rejects any long term relationship between the I(2) greenhouse forcings and I(1) temperatures. They furthermore find that solar irradiance is by far the biggest determinant of temperatures (very clear cointegrating relationship) while a permanent CO2 increase only has a temporary effect.

    Of course the whole thing is moot since CO2 increase is almost entirely natural.

  124. None

    About a girl and the decision to detransition

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/about-a-girl-and-the-decision-to-detransition/news-story/1fbe4fa35298d3a639ef8b188bf13d11

    It’s pretty easy to get past the paywall for this one and frankly it should not be behind a paywall as it is a really important counterbalance to all the fucken b******* that’s out there that’s destroying lives.

  125. cohenite

    The Enigma of Scott Morrison ‘ Rat cunning just won’t cut it ‘

    Paul Collits Quadrant 18th September 2019

    A wily old ex-polly, a social-media friend, recently opined that Scott Morrison, like John Winston Howard before him, “gets” that Australians like boring government, and therein lies his electoral success. Chris Kenny in The Australian has used “masterclass” to describe what he sees as Morrison’s deft political touch before, during and since the May election.

    On the eve of what will no doubt be hailed as a triumphant visit to the United States, including a rarely granted State dinner at the White House, Morrison might be seen as taking all before him. His recent appearances at Cronulla Sharks matches and barracker’s defence of his team against the National Rugby League’s apparent designs on ditching a Sydney team in order to accommodate Channel Nine – which now seems to run the game – only add to the aura of a people’s prime minister….

    A rather damning list of failures from a conservative viewpoint.

  126. Delcon

    Polynomial cointegration tests of anthropogenic impact on global warming

    M. Beenstock1, Y. Reingewertz2, and N. Paldor3

    What’s Greta’s take on this?

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jezebel supports the Climate Strike around the world

    What’s with Jezebels and false religions?
    Didn’t work out well for the original Jezebel and her girls.
    The latter were offed by the angry plebs when they failed to perform.
    And she was eaten by the local mutts.

    1 Kings 18; 2 Kings 9:30-37

  128. cohenite

    Good man Craig Kelly; from a recent speech to made in parliament to the kiddie climate strikers:

    You are being used and manipulated, and everything you are told is a lie.

    The facts are:
    There is no link between climate change and drought.
    Polar bears are increasing in number.
    Today’s generation is safer from extreme weather than at any time in human history.
    There is no 97 per cent consensus. Such claims are a fraud.
    Crop yields have increased remarkably.
    Wildfires have declined 25 per cent over the past two decades.
    We are seeing fewer cyclones, not more.
    Cold weather kills many times more people than hot weather, including here in Australia.
    The sea ice is not melting away; in fact, where the ill-fated Franklin exhibition sailed in the year 1845 is blocked by thick sea ice this year.
    Renewables ain’t renewables, and they certainly don’t make electricity cheaper.

    And, if you are worried about sea level rise, I suggest that you get some old photos of Fort Denison, get the tide gauge data and go and have a look for yourself.

    Don’t take my word; I encourage all students in my electorate to study the science and learn for themselves.

    Coverage by msm only by sbs which as you’d expect takes the opportunity to vomit the usual IPCC talking points in declaratory rebuttal.

  129. cohenite

    The Australian rugger buggers finally getting the better of the Fijian team largely through the Fijian ex-pats playing for Australia. That must piss off the Fijians.

  130. John Constantine

    https://watersource.awa.asn.au/business/diversity/women-in-water-leadership-programs/

    Although women account for more than 50% of water sector board positions in Victoria, they occupy just 20% of managing director and CEO roles in water corporations and catchment management authorities.

    Victorian water minister Lisa Neville said the government’s 12-month Insight: Executive Leadership for Women in Water program aims to redress this imbalance and make water businesses more reflective of the communities they serve.

    “Our water corporations and catchment management authorities are better organisations thanks to greater gender diversity at board level, and it’s now time to extend this to executive roles,” Neville said

    With women occupying more than fifty percent of board positions, how are the other diversity interest groups going to get represented?.

  131. Top Ender

    If politicians understood how military power is made effective the Royal Australian Navy would still be a three carrier force, as it once was.

    (There’s a trap in this question – which Cat will fall into it?)

  132. johanna

    Some attempt to resurect the history of Newcastle’s Star Hotel:

    Police and rioters agree that times have moved on and the situation would be handled differently now.

    “You would close off the street, you’d have portaloos, you’d have mid-strength beer, you would have the security,” Mr Dorman said.

    “I mean, think about these 4,000 drunk people in a street who had started drinking full-strength beer at midday and not one bit of security to protect anyone. Imagine that happening.”

    I stayed at the Star in the early 1970s. There was a gay bar (very ‘sailor, sailor’ and very butch) and the main bar, where bands played on one end of the huge bar. Order was kept by 7 foot Maori bouncers. They rarely had to flex their muscles, persuasion being the better part of virtue. As in, you would have to be suicidal to argue with them.

    I got plastered and crashed out on a lumpy mattress. Next morning, nursing a massive hangover, there was not a sign of the night before. Every glass and ashtray gone, counters sparkling.

    Thankfully, the barman on duty took pity on me and mixed up a Bloody Mary.

    The Star Hotel was a big deal in Newcastle.

  133. mh

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3163140, posted on September 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm
    All you need to know about Transgender is this.
    It will be very very common, all too soon.

    Was it Hangover 3 when Ed Helms woke up with tits?

  134. Zatara

    Umm, the last time Oz had a 3 carrier force nearby it was Japanese? 😉

  135. John Constantine

    https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/09/16/batman-day-bat-signal/

    Batman Day.

    Melbourne will soon feature a real-life Bat Signal to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary. Yes, 80th. You read that right. Batman has been saving the people of Gotham for 80 strong years, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has decided to salute ol’ Bruce Wayne with a special family-friendly event.

    On Saturday, September 21, Batman fans are invited to dress up and head down to ACMI to see the famous call-to-arms light up the sky (or, in actuality, light up the side of ACMI’s now-under-construction building).

    Bet if all the nerds were told by their teachers to wag school and go to Batman Day it would get a good turn out.

  136. Roger

    What’s Greta’s take on this?

    Greta doesn’t need science.

    She’s a truth-speaker.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good man Craig Kelly

    Hehe, the bedwetters have been busy in his wiki:

    Profession Climate change denier

    Wear it with pride Craig, even though you aren’t at all a denier of climate change.

  138. Roger

    If politicians understood how military power is made effective the Royal Australian Navy would still be a three carrier force, as it once was.

    Wasn’t the third loaned to us by the UK while one of ours was refitted?

  139. John Constantine

    Australia no longer needs a navy because Our Diversity Is Our Strength, and Big Australia will never go to war with a power that has a five million strong diaspora in its cities.

    All australia needs is an Amazon account that can deliver seaborne emergency disaster relief to stormstruck islands.

  140. 2dogs

    The main purpose of it would be not so much to find a way to prevent climate change — that’s all pretty well known and anyway, it’s too late — but to develop a consensus and strategy for dealing with its consequences.

    This implies that Kohler no longer supports the Stern report, and adaptation is to be preferred over mitigation.

    Certainly, the Stern report was pretty bad at the time, but the passage of time has made it worse. A redo with updated info and new conclusions could be useful.

    If adaptation is preferable to mitigation, it is good-bye to carbon credits, the Paris Accord, etc. We can just wait for what hits us and deal with the consequences then.

    Is a royal commission to obtain this conclusion really what Kohler is proposing?

  141. johanna

    C.L.
    #3163133, posted on September 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Very fine article at Quillette about European Guilt:

    I don’t buy the guilt thesis at all.
    It’s not guilt that has enabled the hostile invasion of Europe.
    It’s left-wing malice. These people are deliberately working to make white (and old Christian) Europe extinct by force of African “migration.”

    If you think that the average Frenchie or Germie or Dutchie is activated by malice to destroy their culture, you have lost the plot.

  142. Roger

    If you think that the average Frenchie or Germie or Dutchie is activated by malice to destroy their culture, you have lost the plot.

    I think CL was referring to the political elites, johanna.

    E.g., Micron has said there is no such thing as French culture.

  143. zyconoclast

    I don’t buy the guilt thesis at all.
    It’s not guilt that has enabled the hostile invasion of Europe.
    It’s left-wing malice. These people are deliberately working to make white (and old Christian) Europe extinct by force of African “migration.”

    ➕1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣

  144. Zatara

    If you think that the average Frenchie or Germie or Dutchie is activated by malice to destroy their culture,…

    I don’t think they are activated by much of anything these days.

    Or they wouldn’t be being overwhelmed by people who must certainly DO want to destroy their culture.

  145. John Constantine:
    “We can’t live in a sustainable world unless all genders and people are treated equally.”
    Just wait until the power goes off, Petal. Then you’ll find out what sustainability has in store for you.

  146. Zatara

    Last gasp of “Dutchness” will probably be a farm in extremely rural Pennsylvania. And even they will have told the whole wooden shoe thing to piss off.

  147. None

    Paul Collits at Quadrant absolutely fingers Morrison for the fraud that he is. He’s verbalised everything about Morrison that I find totally uncomfortable and distasteful. I also need to point out that Morrison is the Pentecostal Christian and Pentecostals don’t stand for anthing. It would be highly doubtful that Morrison passes for a Orthodox Christian who believes in Trinity and incarnation, the two defining beliefs of Christianity. Pentecostals are prosperity gospelers into self aggrandizement, self improvement, and accumulation of all things for self. Tjey are not cultural Warriors or culture transformers but leeches.. For example they are not anti-abortion: their official stance is the usual rape, incest and life in danger. These three scenarios almost never occur but they’re really useful to throw it out when you don’t want to stand against abortion because someone really didn’t feel like having a baby just now. That way you can keep the veneer of being Christian and all the moral authority that might take while and daring yourself to every lunatic out there and insuring you will never have to face any sort of oppositio, conflict, or persecution in your life.

  148. cohenite

    Fuck I hate the left; the demorats courtesy of this swamp mongrel who eavesdropped on Trump are focusing on Trump asking the Ukraine whether biden interfered in Ukraine to benefit his son; so it’s all about Trump not the corrupt demorats.

  149. Roger

    Last gasp of “Dutchness” will probably be a farm in extremely rural Pennsylvania. And even they will have told the whole wooden shoe thing to piss off.

    If you mean the “Pennsylvania Dutch” they were ethnically German (they spoke “Deutsch”, which sounded like “Dutch” to Anglo-Americans).

    The Dutch emigrated mostly to New York state early on and later Michigan.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Batman Day.

    F®ck Batman Day.

    It should be Bill Finger Day.

    Bob Kane Was Treacherous Lying Scum.

  151. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    180 AUD for a IRU jersey.

    I’ll just be getting an IRU hat, thanks.

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    If politicians understood how military power is made effective the Royal Australian Navy would still be a three carrier force, as it once was.
    (There’s a trap in this question – which Cat will fall into it?)

    Got it.
    More than three Navy personnel are carriers of AIDs.

  153. zyconoclast

    Paul Collits at Quadrant absolutely fingers Morrison…

    Hopefully with a mesh glove, elbow deep and no lube.

  154. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    LOL

    ABs have a team jacket that is Azzuri.

    It’s like they’ve entered the Italian Soccer team.

  155. ArthurB

    Quadrant have just published Patrick Morgan’s laudatory article on Hal Colebatch:

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/09/the-formidable-unturnable-hal-colebatch/

    I find Colebatch to be an enigmatic figure. There is no doubt about his intellect, and he produced a substantial body of work on history, current affairs, fiction and poetry. His book Australia’s Secret War is remarkable, and illuminates one of the most shameful episodes in the history of our nation. Steadfast Knight, the biography of his father, is superb. However, apart from Australia’s Secret War, his books are difficult to obtain — I have never seen copies of his biography of Claude de Bernales, nor of Blair’s Britain, which received high praise in England.

    I met Colebatch a few times (Perth is a small place), and found him to be an intimidating figure. Perhaps some people considered that his reserve and aloofness was a sign of arrogance. With his abilities, I am sure that he could have been the leader of Perth’s conservatives, but he never became a public figure. The books on his father and de Bernales are substantial contributions to the corpus of literature on Western Australia’s history, and yet they are rarely cited, and I don’t know of any WA historians who are even aware of what he wrote.

  156. Zatara

    The Dutch emigrated mostly to New York state early on and later Michigan.

    I stand by my point. They may be feux dutch, but they are more dutch than those of “New Amsterdam”, aka New York.

  157. Delcon

    cohenite
    #3163173, posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Fuck I hate the left; the demorats courtesy of this swamp mongrel who eavesdropped on Trump are focusing on Trump asking the Ukraine whether biden interfered in Ukraine to benefit his son; so it’s all about Trump not the corrupt demorats.

    Like when, over here, the police raided a unions office to investigate whether the union under Shorten illegally financed GetUp!, and the Left managed to turn it into an inquisition into whether or not Michaela Cash leaked to the media information about the raid, as if that’s even 1/1000 as important as Shorten’s corruption.
    The crap you can pull when you got the MSM in your pocket.

  158. zyconoclast

    So this is what quantum physics is all about. Thank you BBC

  159. John Constantine

    With tens of thousands of tonnes of incendiary napalm cladding evenly spread over the surface of australian cities highest towers, drones/jets/aircraft carriers are no longer required to deliver munitions to the population centers, they are already targeted to population densities.

    Until the billions of dollars are spent to replace the cladding, all that is required is an applied ignition source.

    Without being too specific, half a dozen motivated military age revolutionary freedom fighters and ten thousand dollars could ignite square miles of australias napalm panel Ponxi scheme.

    What a boost to gross domestiv product and economic activity that will be.

    Comrades.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    So this is what quantum physics is all about. Thank you BBC

    An incredibly elegant proof that Black Holes really exist.
    All physicists really look like this in real life, incidentally.

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    So this is what quantum physics is all about. Thank you BBC

    Whatever it is it should be worried about its wavefunction collapsing.
    That didn’t go well for Schrodinger’s pussy.

  162. Roger

    The popularity of Geert Wilders’ PPV – with the second largest party representation in the Dutch lower house after the 2017 elections – suggests not all Dutch people are prepared to roll over and die.

    The same applies to virtually every European nation – there is a growing number of Europeans who wish to preserve their traditional culture and national identity, including in Germany.

  163. Top Ender

    Beep! Thank you for playing.

    At one stage the Navy had three carriers: HMAS Vengeance, HMAS Sydney, and HMAS Melbourne.

    However it was only for a few months IIRR, as Vengeance was shortly to return to the UK, where she had been loaned from while Melbourne was being prepared.

  164. bundyrum

    Why have an RC into the climate/global warming hoax? the TURC went nowhere, the banking one is going down the memory hole, the only thing that happens is the shitbag lawyers make a motza.

  165. Delcon

    What a boost to gross domestiv product and economic activity that will be.

    Comrades.

    Well, according to AOC’s New Green Deal, we need to retrofit every single building.

  166. Roger

    Beep! Thank you for playing.

    What’s my prize?

  167. Delcon

    bundyrum
    #3163203, posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Why have an RC into the climate/global warming hoax? the TURC went nowhere, the banking one is going down the memory hole, the only thing that happens is the shitbag lawyers make a motza.

    Don’t know. The TURC exposed Shorten’s dodginess for the world to see.
    The banking one, though, was nothing more than a stupid exercise in Marxist witchhunt, and shame on the Libs for going along with it. And don’t get me started on the mother of all stupid RC’s: the one which put Pell in jail.

  168. Top Ender

    What’s my prize?

    A superior feeling Rog!

  169. Roger

    What’s my prize?

    A superior feeling Rog!

    Gladly accepted!

  170. Nick

    Do we have candidates yet for the most down in the mouth reporting of Morrison’s visit to the US?
    Zoe Would surely be a contender.

  171. bundyrum

    Delcon, it may have shown shortarse was crooked, but did anyone get charged let alone go to prison? IIRC some of the bastards got elevated into political positions (same thing i suppose).

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    Carrier operations are going well at Cafe Bruce. Daughter-of-gravatar after only a day of training is now jumping across to my arm like a pro. I strongly suspect the family has hatchlings and she’s got an enormous case of the clucks.

  173. zyconoclast

    Busy boy.

    Director Joel Schumacher estimates he’s had up to 20,000 s3xual partners

    Your friend Liz Smith said you referred to yourself as a “s3xual outlaw.”Schumacher says that Smith was mistaken. He was a fan of 1977’s hustler memoir The S3xual Outlaw, by John Rechy, which chronicled three days and nights in the gay Los Angeles underground, but did not actually refer to himself as “a s3xual outlaw,” he says. Have you ever guessed the number of partners you’ve had?
    It would be in the double-digit thousands, but that is not unusual.

    Double-digit thousands. You mean like 2,000 or 3,000?
    That’s not double digits, that’s single digits.

    Oh! So 20,000 or 30,000. Somewhere in there.
    Or 10, or 20.

    That’s really amazing.
    It’s not for a gay male, because it’s available.

  174. Roger

    Do we have candidates yet for the most down in the mouth reporting of Morrison’s visit to the US?
    Zoe Would surely be a contender.

    Ten sent PVO to cover it.

    Or, rather, he sent himself, since he’s their chief political editor.

    I’m sure he’ll find something to complain about.

  175. P

    Two articles I have particularly appreciated today from Quadrant:

    What the Pell Case Is Really About – Michael Giffin

    The Nun’s Story – Christopher Akehurst

  176. Delcon

    Roger
    #3163215, posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Do we have candidates yet for the most down in the mouth reporting of Morrison’s visit to the US?
    Zoe Would surely be a contender.

    Ten sent PVO to cover it.

    Apart from himself, does anyone take PVO seriously these days?

  177. DrBeauGan

    . I met Colebatch a few times (Perth is a small place), and found him to be an intimidating figure. Perhaps some people considered that his reserve and aloofness was a sign of arrogance.

    Hal was a shy man, and had the English gentleman’s natural reserve. He was kind and generous with his time. I shall miss him.

  178. notafan

    The trouble for Europeans is it like here, the left control the institutions.

    They are the ones motivated by malice against their fellow countrymen.

    Who can forget Tony Blair?

  179. Nick

    How good is it not to have that grinning, Punch and Judy, the Turnbulls, on our screens anymore

  180. Roger

    Apart from himself, does anyone take PVO seriously these days?

    What!

    Not take the Chief Political Editor of Channel Ten seriously?

  181. notafan

    None

    Good points regarding Hillsong.

    Intellectual light weights who sway with the zeiglist breeze.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Calli, Top Ender and clearance diver Cats.

    Port Stevens Chopper Recovery Mission | HMAS Huon Finds Debris (NBN Nine local Ncl news)

    Nice to see them on a real mission, albeit a sad one.

  183. Delcon

    Roger
    #3163225, posted on September 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Apart from himself, does anyone take PVO seriously these days?

    What!

    Not take the Chief Political Editor of Channel Ten seriously?

    Like all other washed-up socialist journalists, though, no doubt him and his ilk will keep featuring on our screens courtesy of that great scheme of wealth transfer between the long-suffering tax-payer and useless Leftists journalists, widely known as ABC NEWS: Insiders, The Dumb etc. will make sure they keep peddling his conservatives hatred to us.

  184. Delcon:

    The crap you can pull when you got the MSM in your pocket.

    The subversion of the media class by the Socialists has been one of the most damaging things to happen in the last half century.
    Who would have guessed the one utterly necessary support for Democracy would be its Achilles Heel?
    The only thing I can think of to bring the media to some semblance of sanity is the Courts, but with the Courts now telling us Pell is guilty and Shorten has no case to answer…
    I really wish there was an answer….

  185. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/S77I7ZaQdVU

    Sitting on the deck of the house sit strumming chanson d’amour.

    Bloody hopeless trying to get the ending together.

    I hope all is well with everyone here.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    None, I have a very good friend who is a committed Pentecostal Christian. She is one of the kindest people you could ever meet and fairly orthodox in her Christianity from what I know of her. It is not fair to tack derogatory labels on all, or perhaps even most, Pentecostals.

    She has been very supportive to me during some times of very great stress concerning my eldest son and his little son.

    The Morrison family seem to derive much that is good from their commitment to their church. I think it only fair to let them go their own way there.

  187. Old Lefty

    Gans from Melbourne Uni law school on the Pell appeal:

    “The Cardinal’s lawyers no longer question the credibility of the man who first told police in 2015 that Pell raped him and sexually assaulted a friend in St Patrick’s Cathedral when they were 13 years old.” I reckon they still do, but don’t need to go there in @highCourtofaus.

  188. Delcon

    Delcon:

    The crap you can pull when you got the MSM in your pocket.

    The subversion of the media class by the Socialists has been one of the most damaging things to happen in the last half century.
    Who would have guessed the one utterly necessary support for Democracy would be its Achilles Heel?
    The only thing I can think of to bring the media to some semblance of sanity is the Courts, but with the Courts now telling us Pell is guilty and Shorten has no case to answer…
    I really wish there was an answer….

    There is an answer, sir, and it takes only the following three simple words to articulate it:
    Defund public broadcasting.
    To a large degree, IMO, the rest will take care of itself. It is this skewing of the debate by the monstrous amount of government funding to a Leftist propaganda outfit which causes the most damage. It is an unnecessary and unhealthy (and costly, though that’s besides the point) intervention of government into what could and should be based entirely on the free market principles, namely the news market. Without the ABC, the Left would still dominate substantial sectors of the media, but it will no longer have this unfair advantage courtesy of my tax money.

  189. calli

    Are you on a seaside holiday, Overburdened?

    I have a much better French song for you.

  190. Roger

    Delcon,

    Note he’s now in the private sector, though.

    The ABC’s prog-left journalistic cancer has metastasised into the private sector.

    This development parallels the march of Groupthink indoctrinated university graduates into corporate Australia.

    We’re up against a Leviathan (original Hebrew: wreathed together, twisted in folds).

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anguished Australian special forces soldiers have confessed to murdering and brutalising detainees in Afghanistan in incidents that colleagues insist cannot be written off as occurring in the “fog of war”.

    Members of both of Australia’s special forces regiments – the Commandos and the Special Air Service Regiment – have given evidence to the army’s war crimes inquiry about the summary execution of at least four prisoners, in breach of the Geneva conventions

    From the Sydney Morning Herald. Riddle me this one, military Cats. Back in the Dark Ages, I was taught that you had to fulfill certain conditions to be covered by the Geneva Conventions – wearing uniform, or at the very least ” a fixed distinctive sign, visible at a distance” and “carrying weapons and equipment openly, and conducting operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war. Leaving aside the issue that I’ll bet the Taliban wouldn’t recognise the Geneva Convention if they fell over it on a dark night, does this mean that Australian troops are obliged to honor the Convention, even if Mo doesn’t fufill any of the qualifications?

  192. 1735099

    At one stage the Navy had three carriers: HMAS Vengeance, HMAS Sydney, and HMAS Melbourne.

    Indeed.
    The Sydney was originally HMS Terrible.
    I remember my trip in the height of summer in 1970.
    She used to heat up like a flat iron in tropical waters so the original name was apposite.
    HMAS Vengeance was sold to the Brazilians in 1956, modernised, and commissioned in their navy in 1960 where itserved until 2001 as the Minas Gerais.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    There is an answer, sir, and it takes only the following three simple words to articulate it: Defund public broadcasting.

    Delcon – Sadly that’s like treating the symptoms of rabies with panadol. I want ABC shut down, but the disease is the progressive left’s hold on journalism credentialization. Which is supported by government funding of places at universities teaching it.

    The journalism schools are rigged that only lefties can achieve the marks needed to get into any of the major news outlets, who of course take the ones with high marks. You won’t get high marks with even the tiniest amount of rightiness in your soul, unless you can lie like a politician. Which isn’t then a nice trait for a journalist to evince.

    What is to be done about that? I don’t know.

  194. 1735099

    Leaving aside the issue that I’ll bet the Taliban wouldn’t recognise the Geneva Convention if they fell over it on a dark night, does this mean that Australian troops are obliged to honor the Convention, even if Mo doesn’t fufill any of the qualifications?

    Unless everything’s gone to buggery since Vietnam, yup.
    That’s what we were told.
    I don’t think the VC had any respect for the Geneva Convention.

  195. notafan

    It’s like saying my neighbour is a mu slim and she is oh so nice.

    Who cares?

    None wasn’t attacking individuals. She was saying the health and wealth theology of pentecostals is a corruption of Christianity.

    Which it is
    You can have it all.

    You can have it now.

    Israel Folau is a member of a wacky group that is branch of that same vine.

  196. calli

    Thanks, Bruce. I just saw than on the news. Still amazed that they got clearance from Coffs to fly that night.

  197. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3163238, posted on September 21, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    You mean, “free shooters”?

  198. Farmer Gez

    Looks like the Tigers will be playing the AFL’s love child GWS in the GF.

  199. bundyrum

    Delcon, if you think any Australian government is ever going to defund the lefty ABC you are nuts, the Uniparty will not allow it.
    The system here is far worse than the BBC in Britain, at least there they can choose to not pay the tax, here we all pay that tax.

  200. Oh come on

    So I’ve been keeping an eye on the international news media regarding ScoMo’s big dinner at the WH. I remember the state dinner Trump held for Macron. The headlines reported the event and mentioned the guest. This time, virtually all of the international headlines are ‘Trump hosts state dinner’ or ‘State dinner at WH’. Poor ScoMo is being ignored!

  201. 132andBush

    Down for a visit in your neck of the woods, Gez.

    Crops look great but I’m guessing you need a 20mm+ fall to get them home.
    Roads between Kerang, Dumosa, Donald, Minyip and here are getting worse, which I thought would’ve been impossible!
    In Horsham for a couple of nights.

  202. Delcon

    You won’t get high marks with even the tiniest amount of rightiness in your soul, unless you can lie like a politician.

    Have done it in a different uni course. Not hard. Among the best marks I got was for espousing Leftist dogma.
    Fuck, apparently I was good at it.

  203. calli

    On the loving and good neighbour, this old hymn came to mind (last verse)

    May His beauty rest upon me
    As I seek the lost to win,
    And may they forget the channel,
    Seeing only Him.

    I hope you see the Master through your friend, Lizzie.

  204. Oh come on

    Maybe Trump could hold a dress up party for Justin Trudeau at the WH? Theme: colours of Africa. Make-up provided upon request.

  205. calli

    Nugget bootpolish in half a dozen shades should do it.

    Plus many…many fries.

  206. Top Ender

    It’s complicated Zulu.

    Until they have a weapon they are a civilian.

    The moment the hand goes into a bag and pulls out a grenade they can be shot.

    Unless it was an egg they were going to throw at you.

    Then you are fucked.

    And so on.

    I have my blue Rules of Engagement card in a box in the spare room. Blue, two sided, about 10x10cm, and covered on both sides in 10 point writing.

    Please hang on a second Mr Taliban, while I just check para four.

    Ok, resume sniping me.

    Enjoy.

  207. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Have done it in a different uni course. Not hard. Among the best marks I got was for espousing Leftist dogma.

    I can’t do it. Too hard.

  208. Percy Popinjay

    Big fat stupid ALPBC watching Imbeciles, I tells ya – enough! 😡

  209. Percy Popinjay

    Pol Dot is in da ‘oose!

    Spellboond

  210. calli

    And..that’s enough of that.

    Ben Hur time.

  211. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Recently I purchased a small dish in a sale. It is white, with a red Royal crown on it. Underneath is the WW2 mantra “Keep calm and carry on”. Hairy wonders why I bought it and why is is sitting permanently on our new sparkly kitchen benchtops. He thinks it must be an injunction that adds comfort to my many incipient disasters around the oven and stovetop. In truth though it serves an even higher purpose. I frequently peruse the Cat on my phone when hanging out in this space. So I guess yous all can see why I find its admonition useful.

    Sex three times a week also helps altho lately we’ve calmed down a bit as per this little WW2 mantra. Prostate cancer in recent years has brought us back to twice weekly now but we still carry on a treat. Brachytherapy has proven to be a low or no side effects treatment. Many men on the Cat may be pleased to hear this and in this broad sense Hairy is ok with me mentioning it if it may help others.

    Just so’s you all know. I think the original discussion of our personal life many years ago now arose late nite from the Fawlty Towers psychiatrist episode that was under discussion. Holidays and how often do you manage it etc. lol

    Long live the good ship Catallaxy and all who sail in her. Keep your fingernails and other bits trim Kittehs and you’ll never go wrong. Must ensure I keep posting exactly as I always have.

    If anyone wants to read a synopsis of the so far very well received ideas in my book then check out Quadrant pp71-81, Vol 62, No 9 September 2018.

    Nearly time to recall the passing of my Sainted Mother. She left this world ten years ago now to join with the Welsh Otherworld she always believed in, albeit that it also strongly featured Red Indian chiefs. It was the day of the great red dust that turned this city weird and my mother slipped away into it. I think I cried tears of blood for her. Then I cleared the dust that lived around my heart over her and did what we all have to do.

    I just got on with it.

  212. Percy Popinjay

    that’s enough of that

    🙁

  213. Overburdened

    Calli

    Ha I didn’t realise I was being filmed! Ouch!

    Doing an extended cameo (initially 6wks extended to 10, then organised another contract to get a few weeks to do tax, dental checkup etc then back and have now extended to mid October. The friendship is over.) in NQ on the coast which is rare for me.

    1- I suspect the digs are part of a plan to keep me on board.

    2- ex wife loved Manhattan Transfer back in the 70’s. Thought I might try and amuse her with it on the way home.

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Please hang on a second Mr Taliban, while I just check para four.

    I’m remembering the Lee Clegg case – Her Majesties learned judges spent hours poring over the “yellow card”, to decide whether Clegg had used “excessive force” , to decide a situation Clegg would have had seconds to decide.

  215. Oh come on

    Hmmm I wonder if Johanna’s around? Come in from the garden, Johanna! Leave any secateurs or pruning shears at the door. Let’s have a clean fight.

  216. Overburdened

    As far as the French connection, sacre bleu!

    Chanson d’amour was written by Wayne Shankin in the USA and floated around the club circuit there until MH recorded the song.

  217. None

    Yes Israel Folau is a Pentecostal but he is what is called a Oneness Pentecostal which would definitely be deemed heretical. But I cut him some slack because he’s only recently escaped Mormonism and he’s on a very interesting journey towards I think becoming a very fine Christian. I suspect fatherhood will really suiting and mature him. I have lots of hope for Israel Folau. For Scott Morrison not so much.

  218. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, Calli. Made me a bit teary there you did.

  219. Nick

    I almost feel sorry for Collingwood. Almost. Toby Green in a GF. Meh.

  220. Farmer Gez

    I would like to see Dusty clean up Toby Green big time.

  221. None

    I don’t know your friends Percy and I suspect that there are many other kind people in your life
    who are kind to you despite not being Pentecostal.

  222. None

    Sorry Lizzie, my phone changed your name to Percy.

  223. Nick

    Collingwood tears are always so satisfying though

  224. notafan

    I hope you are right None.

  225. EvilElvis

    I almost feel sorry for Collingwood. Almost. Toby Green in a GF. Meh

    Didn’t look like it or deserve it despite atrocious umpiring, score reviews and commentary to will the pies on. AFL is a fucking farce at the moment.

    Great game otherwise.

  226. Percy Popinjay

    Sorry Lizzie, my phone changed your name to Percy.

    WTF?

  227. Tel

    Hmmm I wonder if Johanna’s around? Come in from the garden, Johanna! Leave any secateurs or pruning shears at the door. Let’s have a clean fight.

    She’ll be Bach later.

  228. Farmer Gez

    Collingwood tears.

    Just remember Nick.

    Collingwood supporters don’t march for climate action.

  229. None

    About Izzy.? I hope so too, Nota. But isn’t it interesting that the only men in public life who are standing for something at the moment are men like Izzy, Mark Latham and even Alan Jones. Ah yes and the deeply flawed and deeply human Barnaby Joyce.

  230. None

    The rest of the smug mongrels, Nota, are doing the babysitter. Of course they’re doing the babysitter. 😉

  231. notafan

    I use voice recognition for work because it’s quicker than typing on my phone.

    I do edit though.

    Mostly when I say comma I get , but every so often I get karma.

    And it never gets my name right.

  232. EvilElvis

    Collingwood tears.

    #tears4teeth

  233. Farmer Gez

    132andBush
    #3163253, posted on September 21, 2019 at 6:49 pm
    Down for a visit in your neck of the woods, Gez.

    Crops look great but I’m guessing you need a 20mm+ fall to get them home.
    Roads between Kerang, Dumosa, Donald, Minyip and here are getting worse, which I thought would’ve been impossible!
    In Horsham for a couple of nights.

    Yeah it does look very good.
    A final rain would be nice but I think there’s enough soil moisture to finish. Frosts are still in play.
    Your cutting the crops I take it. Any baled up yet?

  234. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That’s a timely reminder above there Nick about how awful it was to have the Turnbulls as our international representatives. Jenny and Scott are so much more like the rest of Australia.

  235. Roger

    Israel Folau is a member of a wacky group that is branch of that same vine.

    Maybe so, but it’s a free country, or should be.

    And he has rejected prosperity theology.

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