Wednesday Forum: April 8, 2020

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  1. Ellie

    You speak for the ones in your echo chamber here.

  2. feelthebern

    Baby they were born to run.

    The mechanics of a thoroughbred is hard to comprehend.

  3. egg_

    What’s NumbNutz fantasy – doing a peasant Gook whilst reading Mao’s Little Red Book?

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Naming victims names in the absence of convictions.
    OK.
    Let’s play.
    I nominate Kathy Sherrif.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greyhounds love racing.
    Horses love racing.
    Currawongs love Coles mince.
    Which is pretty hard on cows.
    Tooth and claw.

  6. When is the Vikstasi press conference scheduled for the formal apology to Pell ?

  7. feelthebern

    When are you changing your name to Infidel Tiger King.

  8. Not Uh oh

    Black Ball
    #3400428, posted on April 8, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    Did you send me an email Ellie? I have one but wouldn’t know who it’s from.

    You gave her your email address? You haven’t got a pet bunny rabbit have you?

  9. Infidel Tiger

    Are people still going to pay outstanding tax debts or should we not bother?

    I have paid every single creditor off in full except the ATO and am in two minds whether i need to or not?

  10. Nick

    I nominate Rita the wheelchair rooter

  11. Peter the old fossil

    I am not flouncing.

    Yes you are, Ellie.
    Big time.

  12. Peter the old fossil

    And worse.

  13. egg_

    Seems to be FIFO pressure on the Canberra bubble from the Mining Industry re isolation busting, Comrade.

  14. Fisky

    Rohanct
    @RohanCT
    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

  15. feelthebern

    Greyhounds love racing.

    Little bit different.
    They are conditioned to race.
    You don’t see wolves in packs running full pelt in the wild.
    They hunt.
    Where as horses in the wild will literally run themselves to death due to the euphoria they experience from the way their body converts oxygen.

  16. notafan

    Ellie is it your position as an SME that there had never ever been a false accusation of child ex abuse, by either a child or an adult, long after the event, or even an adult against another adult?

    There are former complaintants currently in prison, that would suggest otherwise.

    That woman from Canberra, Carl Beech to name but two.

    Revenge, notoriety, money or no particular reason like the woman in Sydney who accused me Good Samaritan who stopped to help her with her car.

    You can free speech all you like but don’t be surprised if you’re not getting a thunderous round of applause for your bravery.

  17. Ellie

    You gave her your email address? You haven’t got a pet bunny rabbit have you?

    Yep. Ask the one who last stalked me. You guys are really quite fucked. I am not.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    What’s an SME?

    Small to Medium Enterprise?

  19. EvilElvis

    Victoria Police Officers have arrived at the monastery to ensure that any protesters who do turn up adhere to social distancing.

    Because getting to the monastery counts as essential travel? “I’m on my L plates officer but we’re heading to a protest for Pell’s release”.

    *Hits sirens, gets escort.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Rohanct
    @RohanCT
    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

    The virus has been worth it, if this happens.

    A grand bargain with the unions is needed.

  21. notafan

    FTB

    You could almost be embarassed for them

    Except you remember the same vicplod went after Theophanus? with patently false allegations.

  22. In the state of Viktoristan it is illegal to discriminate against anyone because of their race, gender or religion.

    Who is charging Vikpol?
    Does George need to lodge a complaint?

  23. JC

    Are people still going to pay outstanding tax debts or should we not bother?

    Dude, I have three office spaces out on lease. I keep receiving unintelligible emails from the broker . I’m usually credited the loot at the beginning of each month or not more than a few days north of the due date. Nothing. Not a thing.

    I’m going to wait this out and see what happens as it now amusing to watch.

    I received my license renewal in the mail today. I’m paying only when I receive the rent money. Any government impost and they’re not a fucking cent until I start getting paid.

  24. Infidel Tiger King

    Change me please Sinc.

  25. Sinclair Davidson

    Ellie I think you are over-reacting.

    The charges brought against Pell had nothing to do with child-abuse or child abuse victims. In the Pell case there was no child abuse or victim. Rather a charge designed to inflict maximum damage upon Pell and his reputation was manufactured in order to launch a political attack upon the man. Why did they hate him so? Because he is a conservative. Furthermore he is a conservative Christian who takes the teachings of the church seriously. Simple example – he did not allow non-Catholics to take communion in the Catholic church. He thinks marriage is between a man and a woman (and one at a time too). And so on. Let us also not forget that the left still hate conservative Catholics for their sterling efforts to overthrow communism.

    So what to do? Manufacture charges against the man. Use the abhorrence that we feel for child sex abuse to smear the man. Not too hard – after all there seems to be some sort of widespread tradition of child abuse in Australia. So these evil-doers, the people going after Pell, used the history and tradition of child sex abuse as a political weapon against Pell.

    Except – small problem. There was no evidence that Pell had himself done anything like that.

    So I’m struggling to understand why you are pissed off with us Pell supporters. We didn’t make use of potentially vulnerable people to attack someone we didn’t like. All we wanted was that the criminal justice system worked as advertised. And it seems that – at least in Victoria – it simply did not. We shouldn’t have to have the High Court tell police, prosecutors, count-court judges, appeal court judges, journalists etc. that people are innocent until proven guilty and that you need actual evidence before a person can be declared to be guilty.

    Now I’m surprised at you. Minorities and hated-public figures have been persecuted through-out history by mob violence and rough justice. It is true some Catholic priests abused children. If you think that Pell should be a scapegoat to atone for other people having done the wrong thing, just say so. But I know that you don’t think that. Nobody at the Cat thinks that.

    If you’re angry that the victims of abuse are being abused by the Pell trial, be angry at the people who cooked up this conspiracy. I am. You should be too. Those victims have been used.

  26. Peter the old fossil

    whether i need to or not?

    You need to. Unfortunately the wholesale theft of peoples’ life savings that is unfolding right now is a one way street, IT. Refuse to play and pay and you will be stomped on with the full weight of the law.

  27. Kneel

    I was told by a Dr pal the Trump meds can no longer be prescribed by regular docs.

    Fake news, methinks. As here, doctors may prescribe whatever they like.
    However, if they prescribe drugs on the FDA’s “approved” list for the specific ailment, it is much harder to sue them for malpractice. Obviously, a “novel” ailment has no known effective cure, hence no FDA approved treatment.
    In any case, they may be able to prescribe them, while filling the prescription may be problematic if it is unavailable due to being “confiscated for official use” etc.

    IOW, it is highly unlikely a doctor is prevented from prescribing – it is considerably more likely that they won’t, or that if they do, the prescription wont be able to be filled.

  28. bundyrum

    IT, ain’t gonna happen with slomo.

  29. JC

    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

    I reckon they going to massively drop the tax rate on small business. Maybe take it down to 15%. 🙂

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    A grand bargain with the unions is needed.

    Haha, good joke IT.
    Chicom fan club.

  31. Arky:

    The response from those who crave to “lead” us has been exactly wrong all the way through, both scientifically and sociologically. They have burnt any goodwill or cooperation they might otherwise expect.
    They have fucked it.

    I don’t think our leaders have quite worked out just how badly they’ve damaged some of our institutions. Like trust in a marriage, it’s almost impossible to regain the status quo.
    No. We’ve seen behind the curtain, and things will never be the same again.

  32. Ellie

    Hi Sinclair. Thank you.

  33. feelthebern

    Is Ellie being serious?
    I thought she was joking.
    Like IT is when he says he hates Chinese.

  34. notafan

    EE

    Yes

    Every protestor at the monastery should get fined.

    Now you know why the Carmelites have guard dogs.

    They’ve had intruders before.

    And Cardinal Pell isn’t even there

  35. egg_

    SME
    Acronym Definition
    SME Small and Medium Enterprises
    SME Subject Matter Expert
    SME Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
    SME Subject Matter Expertise

    Which would apply to a Profession?

  36. Mother Lode

    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

    Of course, his plan will involve taxing further companies that are able to turn a profit (applying a brake when the accelerator is down) to subsidise ones that regulation, tax regimes, and oppressive IR have made unprofitable (putting his foot on the accelerator while keeping his foot on the brake).

    I think we can assume the results will break into two categories: the “Buggy-whips” type, and the “Crappy Car” type.

  37. Bear Necessities

    Looking at Pell’s picture from Channel 7 it looks as though he got out of jail at the right time.
    He hasn’t got a healthy look at moment.

  38. Infidel Tiger King

    Like IT is when he says he hates Chinese.

    Lemon chicken and sang choi bow are delicious.

    ChiComs are not my cup of tea.

  39. Leigh Lowe

    Remember at the Rome interview the allegations were at or after ‘choir practice’ until they realised that Cardinal Pell did not camp out at the cathedral 24/7

    Yeah.
    They had been caught before with too much “allegatory specificity” only to find George was overseas or had another rock solid alibi.
    I noted yesterday that the spread of dates for the first four counts was 1st July 1996 to 31st December 1996.
    The spread of dates for the fifth count was 1st July 1996 to 28th February 1997.
    Unsure if it was winter or summer.
    Whether school had broken up or not, he didn’t know.
    Can’t recall if the Christmas crib was up in the cathedral or whether they were singing Christmas carols or not.
    But rock solid otherwise.

  40. egg_

    Catholaxy in full flight.

  41. cohenite

    Give us a kiss head prefect.

  42. Farmer Gez

    Ellie
    #3400362, posted on April 8, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    IT – he is an arrogant man. Please think about the victims. Shit! I am on the wrong blog.

    How do you know he is an arrogant man?
    Have you ever met him?

    I met Pell twice as an altar boy in our town when he was with Bishop Mulkearns.
    I would describe Mulkearns as arrogant but not Pell.
    He chatted with us after Mass, as we cleared the altar, about football and was disgusted that my mate and I were Collingwood supporters.
    Your entitled to your opinion but it’s at odds with the bloke I met.

  43. EvilElvis

    I have paid every single creditor off in full except the ATO and am in two minds whether i need to or not?

    In the same boat. Certainly not rushing. Fuck them.

  44. Mother Lode

    For NumbNutz

    Wow!

    Is that plane ‘locked and loaded’ or what!?

  45. Ellie

    Thank you for a blog that is not about free speech, but about hatred.

  46. Sinclair Davidson

    Hi Sinclair. Thank you.

    Anytime – it was good for me to type out my thoughts and collect my view in one place.

  47. Sinclair Davidson #3400515, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    +1

    The only thing i would add is if any actual perpetrators are no longer around to face justice, the charges should not be redirected to an innocent man.

  48. feelthebern

    Bishop Mulkearns.

    Wasn’t he stripped of his bishop-ness post his behaviour becoming public?
    Mulkearns is the evil xunt in all of this.

  49. egg_

    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

    Fantasyland.

  50. Roger

    And Cardinal Pell isn’t even there.

    In their bordering on defamatory report last night Channel Nine news implied he was staying there and even had footage of him arriving which must have been taken from a helicopter (or drone?).

  51. Infidel Tiger King

    A grand bargain with the Unions would be a masterstroke, juts as Trump has endeavoured to do.

    Corporatism could be destroyed.

  52. 1735099

    Frank Brennan SJ AO – human rights lawyer, social justice warrior, Jesuit, proud bleeding heart, refugee advocate and fellow Downlands old boy.

  53. feelthebern

    Mulkearns was the one who actively moved pedo’s around Victoria.
    An evil evil fvcker.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Please release my new moniker Sinc.

  55. Ellie

    I pray for the victims of child sexual abuse.

  56. EvilElvis

    PM Morrison talking about economic sovereignty suggests there will be a big focus on local manufacturing in the same vein as after World War 2.

    Awesome! Which windmill do I plug my plant into? FFS, decades of driving industry out of the country, like hibernating businesses, doesn’t get reversed by clicking your fingers Scomo.

    There needs to be a seismic shift on too many fronts for anything remotely positive to come from this self inflicted crisis.

  57. notafan

    Whatever egg.

    I simply pointed out that prone position was not new for the treatment of pneumonia patients and I didn’t merely Google but was commenting based on prior information.
    If the US weren’t using best practice that has nothing to do with me.

    It’s not the centre of the universe.

  58. feelthebern

    I pray for the victims of child sexual abuse.

    Of which the vast vast majority occurs in the family home.

  59. calli

    Greyhounds love racing.
    Horses love racing.

    Greyhounds love chasing
    Horses run away

    Instinctive behaviour that we have turned to profit.

    Just thought I’d put a dissenting view out there. I have no intention of lobbying to have either thing closed down.

    Who do you take me for? Mike Baird? 🤣

  60. Mother Lode

    I reckon they going to massively drop the tax rate on small business. Maybe take it down to 15%. 🙂

    Even their wildest modelling will not prepare them for the energy unleashed if they did that.

    But they will take the credit for what they did not expect all the same.

  61. Roger

    Those victims have been used.

    Human beings are always onyl means to an end for Lefties.

  62. Infidel Tiger King

    Carole Baskin and China did it.

  63. notafan

    How would you know what any of us pray for Ellie?

    It’s a blog, not a confessional.

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    “Minorities and hated-public figures have been persecuted through-out history by mob violence and rough justice.”

    Thanks Sinclair….growing up my parents drummed into me the history of the pogroms as well as one infamous episode concerning a man by the name of Alfred Dreyfus.

    Chag Sameach.

  65. feelthebern

    Well done ITK.
    Well done.

  66. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ellie I think you are over-reacting.

    Come now Gentlepeople.

    I find it as hard to believe a Woman would over-react on Catallaxy as I do the charges against Hell’s Pell.

    Inconceivable!

    😁

  67. calli

    Infidel Tiger
    #3400493, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:06 pm
    Are people still going to pay outstanding tax debts or should we not bother?

    I have paid every single creditor off in full except the ATO and am in two minds whether i need to or not?

    Same here.

    I have heard reports of tenants and debtors refusing to pay bills until the PM gives them direction.

    How to stuff up cash flow. That will kill the economy faster than the WuFlu.

  68. JC

    Carole Baskin and China did it.

    I reckon she did murder her husband. I have no doubt. She answered questions like a liar… by trying to divert attention away and making it sound impossible when it was possible.

    There was not one decent person in that show.

  69. Ellie #3400555, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    I pray for the victims of child sexual abuse.

    None of you do.

    How does imprisoning an innocent man help victims?

  70. notafan

    Roger he might have stayed the night but I thought he was now on the way to Sydney.

    He wouldn’t want to put the good sisters in any more harm’s way.

  71. Sinclair Davidson

    Do we need to have a Tiger King thread?

  72. feelthebern

    Norm Macdonald on how more teachers fvck kids than priests do.

  73. Sinclair Davidson

    There was not one decent person in that show.

    The guy with no legs is the most normal person there.

  74. notafan

    No I haven’t watched it yet!

  75. Peter the old fossil

    We’ve seen behind the curtain, and things will never be the same again.

    Truer words never spoken, Winston. And they are now too far committed to stealing our super and handing it over to the banks and the unions (the REAL purpose behind all this), to stop now.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended with politicians hanging from light poles with piano wire nooses.

  76. feelthebern

    There was not one decent person in that show.

    Even monty makes an appearance.
    The fat guy on the jet ski.

  77. pete m

    I put anyone who says Pell is a kiddie fiddler in the same category as 9-11 truthers.

    I hold such people in contempt and feel sorry for their lost intellect.

    Those however who led the get Pell vendetta are despicable and no sorrow for them.

    Those who stand on the shoulders of true victims to clobber away and show they care can get fucked too.

  78. feelthebern

    monty cameo on Tiger King.

  79. JC

    This is the sort of shit that made the US the greatest country on earth. There are more freaking tigers in captivity in America than in the wild. They’re even breeding ligers, which are 50/50 lions / tigers. The sheer insanity of holding a captive big cat is beyond insane.

  80. Northshore Redneck

    Ellie,

    You’ve been erratic lately, gaystapo encounters, flirting with mv, crying about your mum.

    Now picking a fight with the world as they’re evil and only you care.

    Step away from the computer, phone a friend.

  81. 1735099

    Pell may have been unjustly treated by the legal system, but he is lucky to live in this country.
    Clerics (like Oscar Romero) who challenge the status quo in other countries often don’t survive.
    Irrespective of the legal proceedings against him, he should have stepped down as a prince of the church when the evidence of the degree and ubiquity of child abuse by his clergy became clear.

  82. Ellie

    Sinclair – your view is different to mine. Am I overreacting? I say you are and your followers.

  83. Sinclair Davidson

    Chag Sameach to Cassie and Ellie and Steve and others.

  84. Perfidious Albino

    Sinc – we need an Infidel Tiger King thread…

  85. Sinclair Davidson

    I say you are and your followers.

    You mean “disciples” and “minions”. 🙂

  86. Farmer Gez

    Ellie
    #3400556, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    None of you do.

    There you go again.
    I grew up with a local boy who had the unfortunate luck of being a relative of Fr Gerald Ridsdale. The bastard got at him of course and made his life miserable.

  87. Cassie of Sydney

    “I find it as hard to believe a Woman would over-react on Catallaxy as I do the charges against Hell’s Pell.

    Inconceivable!”

    Sometimes you can be very funny Stimpson.

  88. Infidel Tiger King

    There was not one decent person in that show.

    The guy with no legs is the most normal person there.

    The chick who has her arm bitten off was solid.

    His first ‘gay’ husband also seems nice.

    I have never ever watched a show that just kept increasing in absurdity and WTFness like that. It was the greatest snap shot of Americana ever recorded.

  89. feelthebern

    Isn’t the Cat more like Sinc’s entourage ?

  90. Nick

    Do we need to have a Tiger King thread?

    Nope, no one knew about it till Bern and me said to watch it. Flounce.

  91. Peter the old fossil

    phone a friend

    She has been, Redneck.
    And right now he’s totally pissed off with her.

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks Sinclair….growing up my parents drummed into me the history of the pogroms as well as one infamous episode concerning a man by the name of Alfred Dreyfus.

    Dreyfus went on to serve in the French Army, during the First World War.

  93. Roger

    Irrespective of the legal proceedings against him, he should have stepped down as a prince of the church when the evidence of the degree and ubiquity of child abuse by his clergy became clear.

    By that measure the see of Rome should be sede vacante.

  94. jo

    feelthebern
    #3400270, posted on April 8, 2020 at 3:20 pm
    numbers was part of a culture that committed war crimes in Vietnam.
    It was he who said it.

    I dug their eyes out and peeled their skin off. Spud

  95. Cassie of Sydney

    Sinc…no seders tonight…everyone in isolation. I will read from the Haggadah and I have my matza and chopped egg and gefilte fish…food for the Ashkenazi soul.

  96. Ellie

    Northshore Redneck – why can’t I have my opinion? I am not being bad and offensive. Your name is revealing. Anyhoo – I am pro victim. Not a powerful man eating a steak on the grave of a victim.

  97. Infidel Tiger King

    monty cameo on Tiger King.

    Golfing and now jetskiing!

  98. feelthebern

    I kept on thinking it would be revealed as a mockumentary like Best in Show or a Mighty Wind.

  99. I assume that putrescible Andrews will ensure that GP is invoiced for 404 nights keep and lodging plus incidental and transport costs.
    It’s only fair that he does so. No special priveledges for the Chief Inquisitor.

  100. feelthebern

    Cassie, what about the humble latke?

  101. Perfidious Albino

    Louise Milligan

    @Milliganreports
    For the record, again, I did not motor-boat Victoria Police and there is no evidence to show that, anywhere.

  102. Mater

    Because my view is anti-Pell?

    Free speech does not exist.

    Oh please!

    Elle
    #2977841, posted on April 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I liked you Stimpson. Thought you were quirky, but your J*w hatred got worse and with the whole holocaust denial, I quickly took a disliking to you. And yes, I will make a complaint about anyone denying the holocaust.

    Now, I don’t subscribe to holocaust denial, but I don’t wish to see such individuals jailed (or silenced by other means) for a difference of opinion, either.
    You can argue that the holocaust is a fact, not opinion…and I agree with you. However, others might be of exactly the same mind about Pell’s innocence, in contrast to your obvious views on the matter.

    Some consistency please, Ellie.

  103. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dreyfus went on to serve in the French Army, during the First World War.”

    I know.

  104. feelthebern

    Well done Albino, you motor boating son of a bitch !

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I nominate Kathy Sherrif.

    Yes. Someone should listen to Kathy.
    Perhaps the Victorian police commissioner?
    Apparently he’s in a receptive mood to hear from any victims.

    And +1 from me for Sinclair’s account of the wrongs of the Pell situation.

    I couldn’t have put it better myself. 😀

  106. bundyrum

    MV, best you walk away, its been playing games with you for far too long.

  107. I don’t see that we are overreacting, Ellie. While i have not sat in court nor read any transcripts, the lengths to try and convict Pell, along with the methods employed, the secrecy put in place, the role of the ABC and the lack of logic in the accusations all combine to suggest this was a huge injustice.

    Bad things happened in the Catholic Church. Bad things happened in many other institutions (including government-run ones). Many of the perpetrators met their demise before facing justice. Many good people of the time may not have believed such things happened or perhaps did not appreciate the gravity of the offences. Many others turned a blind eye.

    Instead, the one who in the Catholic Church of Australia began to make a difference once he was in a position to do so was somehow turned into the personification of all the wrong that had been committed in the past. This is not how to solve the problem.

  108. notafan

    Ellie, you’re in the clammie camp.

    It didn’t happen.

    There is no victim.

    Clearly you have no respect for the decision of the high Court.

    Did you bother to read the decision or do you just go off like the rest of the get Pell morons?

  109. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3400609, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    Cassie, what about the humble latke?”

    I only eat Latkes at Hanukkah…they are effing delicious. Passover is chicken soup with kneidlach…matza ball dumplings.

  110. My priorities on the issues:

    #1 Vikpol witch hunting and inventing evidence
    #2 Magistrates court failure
    #3 Victorian court failures
    #4 Trial by ABC

    What the witch hunters do not understand is that all the steps of law enforcement and the justice system in the Pell case were corrupted.
    Do they not understand that the same corrupted processes could be used against any individual in Viktoristan? (including the witch hunters)

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sometimes the plans don’t work. I went outside with camera to try to get a pic of dad kooka on my hand.

    First attempt failed, he jumped back onto the fence. Then just as I was pressing the button on second attempt a photobomber flew past my nose. So I gave the cocky a piece of bread, although he didn’t much like the camera.

    Good day at the Cafe. Despite kooka dad’s irascibility just now he and his mate sat on my arm together this morning. Which was a fine thing! Then later two pairs of rainbow lorikeets perched, a pair on each hand, munching on bread. I’m sad for restaurateurs who are suffering in the era of Wubug, but Cafe Bruce is doing well.

  112. Cassie of Sydney

    “Clearly you have no respect for the decision of the high Court.”

    I read the judgement last night….it is devastating.

  113. Peter the old fossil

    MV, best you walk away, its been playing games with you for far too long.

    I am of the same opinion, Bundy.

  114. cohenite

    The sheer insanity of holding a captive big cat is beyond insane.

    Head prefect goes all Born Free. Big cats are like any other animal: 3 squares, tummy rubs, tick removal and nail trims and they’re in heaven. Some time ago there was a fucking animal activist in South Africa who got her knickers in a knot about a pride of albino lions in captivity living like kings. She kicked up such a stink and bothered everyone so much they released the poor bloody things and they were all dead in a week.

    So don’t be an idiot head prefect; if you’re so concerned about the pussy cats start a petition condemning chunks who eat the bloody things; alive.

  115. Boambee John

    Harlequin

    July 2017 was the minimum for that year-38,425 deaths

    January 2018 was the maximum for that year-64,154 deaths

    September 2018 was the minimum for that year-37,137 deaths

    Look at the months. Contrary to the CAGW hype, cold kills more than heatvdoes.

  116. Megan

    None of you do

    How would you even know that? You take great pleasure in moronic generalisations and have the utter nerve to think you know what total strangers on a blog do, or don’t do. Childish and offensive. Get help, you pathetic creature.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Dreyfus went on to serve in the French Army, during the First World War.”

    I know.

    It seems to me that, if there was ever a man, justified in never wanting to wear his countries uniform, again, or ever serve that country again, Dreyfus would be that man.

  118. Perfidious Albino

    Bern – I haven’t belly laughed so hard in a long time after some of those ‘urban dictionary’ submissions – I confess I had to look up the Cleveland Steamer…

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    And yes, I will make a complaint about anyone denying the holocaust.

    Look,
    I’m sure Elle was talking about the Catholic Clergy Children Holocaust.
    The one that everyone still denies.
    Am I right?

    😁

  120. Carpe Jugulum

    Do we need to have a Tiger King thread?

    For the love of God man

    NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO………………

  121. feelthebern

    I only eat Latkes at Hanukkah

    I could live on latke.

  122. notafan

    Cassie

    I’m most cheered by the reaction of the Barwon inmates.

    Most people thought he was in danger from his fellow prisoners, as sex offenders usually are, but there was loud cheering when they heard the news and those nearest made their pleasure known.

    That is quite extraordinary.

    If they can see the stitch up its pretty obvious that others are willfully blind.

  123. Ed Case

    IOW, it is highly unlikely a doctor is prevented from prescribing – it is considerably more likely that they won’t, or that if they do, the prescription wont be able to be filled.

    Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority.
    They don’t like a Doctors diagnoses, they can suspend him, and he’ll never get a job anywhere in the industry ever again.
    Therapeutic Goods Administration.
    They monitor prescriptions. Not writing enough? They can put a doctor into limbo too.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I will read from the Haggadah and I have my matza and chopped egg and gefilte fish…food for the Ashkenazi soul.

    Thinking of you, Cassie.
    Meant to text and say so, but a small but urgent emergency of the household sort intervened.
    Tell you later. All sorted now. We had to get hold of two unusual sort of tradies and get it fixed.
    Thanks for the company, guys, I said to them as we stood at six feet distances while they explained how to not let it happen again and they told us tales of how the hospitals were empty and guys the ran into selling medical equipment hadn’t made any sales because no elective surgery was going on.

    Just another tale or two from the Naked City! (What show was that?)

  125. cohenite

    Not a powerful man eating a steak on the grave of a victim.

    Is she talking about you head prefect, lunching out on the graves of your shorting victims.

  126. Seven States Mencius

    Got three bottles of Bin Ends red wine for $12. So dark red with polyphenols its almost black. How much economies of scale was needed really? To produce such a good healthy zinc-enabling product at such an affordable price? Now that our good good brother Pell is free, redeemed of all sins, real, ancient or imagined, its time to set manufacturing free as well. I can only go with an expression of Italian manufacturing zen:

    “It’s not going to happen, we simply don’t have the economy of scale to make it work.

    You pick your spots. You don’t have to be the biggest scaled up producer. You can also be small as long as your output is superior. We bought machines from an Italian machine maker. They were ~30% more expensive than Chinese made ones, but they are far more reliable and superior in every way.”

    Oh baby. Instant fan. Read it out loud. Put it to an ancient folk tune that stayed around for centuries and then blew away in the wind. Its the last lines of Gunga Din. Its Danny Boy. Its Churchill saying “Give us the tools …….. and we’ll finish the Jop”

    Obviously our money men are highly intelligent people, since it takes a lot of smarts to go home every night with other peoples money from the card table. But for the purpose of public policy these guys need to take off the trader hat and throw it across the room like Paul Newman throwing a pillow. Then they should put on their boutique manufacturers hat.

    Because we have a country to save.

  127. feelthebern

    Not my work Albino.
    And the urban dictionary is a semi regular here.
    Today we just had to force feed Louise Milligan a few pages.

  128. Cassie of Sydney

    Yep…scrumptious.

  129. Northshore Redneck

    Ellie,

    You’re entitled to your opinion and people may even be interested in hearing it, if you weren’t being a fuckwit by suggesting those that don’t share your view don’t care about real victims.

    That’s not debate or even opinion, that’s picking a fight.

    Revealing name notwithstanding, genuinely concerned about your mental wellbeing at present. If you need a social distant walk around the block and rant, this non-qwerty isn’t far from your infected suburb and could do with some exercise. Doomy has my details.

    If you’re just trolling out of boredom, eat a dick.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3400515, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Ellie I think you are over-reacting.

    Or being a stupid bint.
    But the point is well made.
    Abuse cases unrelated to Pell need to kept as just that … separated from him.
    We hear today how “traumatised” abuse victims are at the acquittal.
    Three points:-
    1. Are these victims simply triggered by the mere mention of child abuse? If so, the ABC et al bear a burden of guilt for running these stories non-stop for years;
    2. Did they use Pell as a proxy for their own abuser? Perhaps because their abuser was dead or otherwise not identifiable? Or because it was a family member they haven’t been able to confront? Whatever the reason, directing their angst at Pell instead of their real abuser is a form of deflection and avoidance which will never lead to any form of inner peace whatever happens to Pell;
    3. The fact that victims who have had nothing to do with Pell are upset at the acquittal begs the question. What is to be done? Do they expect that an innocent man be kept in jail to provide them some comfort? If so, they are no better than their abusers.

  131. bundyrum

    Good MV, you have family so concentrate on them.
    But please don’t leave this blog, you have great input & very good knowledge that older people bring here.
    Don’t be beguiled by another bra removal 🙂

  132. calli

    I only eat Latkes at Hanukkah…they are effing delicious. Passover is chicken soup with kneidlach…matza ball dumplings.

    Cut it out with the delicious food talk, Cassie. I’m defrosting boring beef casserole.

    And Chag sameach.

  133. JC

    Big cats are like any other animal:

    You imbecile, they’re totally random attackers and will rip a arm off for no reason at all. They’re aren’t pets!

    So don’t be an idiot head prefect; if you’re so concerned about the pussy cats start a petition condemning chunks who eat the bloody things; alive.

    FMD, you’re a hallucinating moron. Seriously, Cronkite, you’re as bad as Numbers nuts in some ways. I’m not advocating animal rights or shit like that. Personally, reckon all the big cats, save for the less dangerous ones should all be eradicated as they’re too dangerous to humans.

    If you want to keep one as a pet, then do so. Don’t go around bawling when it rips off a limb though and chews on it slowly.

  134. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3400639, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Thinking of you, Cassie.”

    Thanks darling Lizzie…looking forward to catching up with you, Hairy and other Cats soon.

  135. Megan

    Will be thinking of you, Cassie at tonight’s Seder and envying you the latkes. One of the seven deadly sins but I’m sure the man upstairs won’t mind this one specific aberration.

  136. JC

    I’m kidding about this. When I was living over there in the 90s. There was a dude with a full grown tiger living in his apartment in either Harlem or the Bronx. He was attacked, badly injured and the cops had to kill the freaking thing… Let me repeat , he had it in his apartment.

  137. Ellie

    Ellie, you’re in the clammie camp.

    Notafan – I think I am. It has taken years of supporting the “right side”, and the foul verdict, to make me see the light.

  138. feelthebern

    That harlem tiger made the news here in oz, JC.

  139. Ellie

    I have lost many friends because of it.

  140. JC

    Is she talking about you head prefect, lunching out on the graves of your shorting victims.

    Na not me. I’ve been long since last Thursday and then Friday in my trading account. I’m long the American dream cronkite. Long the American dream.

  141. Top Ender

    But they’re not going to say where this “distrubance” is occurring:

    A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been charged for allegedly injuring a man with a crossbow — and a firearm was discharged — in a remote community on Wednesday morning.

    Northern Territory Police arrested the man after responding to reports of a disturbance about 3.30am.

    It was the second time that night that police had been called to a distrubance at the location.

    The 27-year-old victim sustained injuries to his upper chest and was taken to a clinic for treatment before being medevacced to Darwin where he is in a stable condition.

    Police seized a compound bow and five firearms and are seeking the identity and whereabouts of more alleged offenders.

    More police have been sent to maintain community calm and safety.

    The 28-year-old alleged offender is in custody after being charged with aggravated assault.

    Witnesses are helping police with their inquiries.

    NT News

  142. Sinclair Davidson

    In my yoof the circus came to the small mining town where I lived and one of my contemporaries – about 7 or 8 – stuck his arm into the leopard cage and had a fair chunk of the muscle and meat taken off.

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    “Megan
    #3400653, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    Will be thinking of you, Cassie at tonight’s Seder and envying you the latkes. One of the seven deadly sins but I’m sure the man upstairs won’t mind this one specific aberration.”

    No…..the man upstairs is quite forgiving….thanks honey. Passover is about freedom…and I am so happy that a good and very gentle man finally obtained his freedom yesterday.

  144. cohenite

    Seriously, Cronkite, you’re as bad as Numbers nuts in some ways.

    That’s fucking low; even by your low standards. Really, really low.

  145. JC

    feelthebern
    #3400658, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    That harlem tiger made the news here in oz, JC.

    Lol, did it.

    Bern , apartments are like that huge. Imagine coming him and there’s a growling 500 lb tiger facing you as you come in. Who the hell does that?

  146. Ellie

    At least my family still love me, even though they don’t agree with me.

  147. rickw

    Lots of gov text messages about obeying their made up laws, clearly worried about an Easter rebellion.

  148. feelthebern

    From memory he ended up locking it in bathroom somehow it got out & mauled him.
    Funny shit.

  149. Sinclair Davidson

    If you become a lefty Ellie are you going to toss out your MAGA gear?

  150. Peter the old fossil

    I have lost many friends because of it.

    Hardly surprising, Ellie, given how hard you work at it.

  151. JC

    Lots of gov text messages about obeying their made up laws, clearly worried about an Easter rebellion.

    Yea, what the fuck is with that. I got some stupid text from AusGov today. This:

    Coronavirus Aus Gov msg: Stay home this Easter & help save lives. Only leave for what you really need + exercise, work, medical & care.

    Like WTF?

  152. Nick

    Sure Sinc, you lived in SA and the only time you got close to a cheetah was at a circus? I’ll bet they wander just as our kangaroos do on our streets 🙂

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In my yoof the circus came to the small mining town where I lived and one of my contemporaries – about 7 or 8 – stuck his arm into the leopard cage and had a fair chunk of the muscle and meat taken off.

    Lion reserve, outside Cape Town, a group of Nipponese tourists ignored all the warnings about not getting out of the car…lions got two of them….

  154. Seven States Mencius

    I have lost many friends because of it.

    The people of Catallaxy were very courageous not to abandon our good brother Pell, Ellie. All the force in the air in this country was agin it. We only find the truth through convergent evidence and by no other methodology. On any level you cannot suggest that Pell was guilty of the specific crimes alleged. This is actually impossible. I think the accuser was manipulated by greater forces. But supposing he was abused by someone else? Suppose he looked to Pell as being ultimately responsible through bloodymindedness or negligence? So he transfers the crime to another time, place and person?

    Under that circumstance you could say that someone so hurt might have felt a justification to lie. But even if such a scenario were true, has not Pell paid a rather large price for any sin at all? Can you not be like the rest of us and welcome him home? Be glad for the company, the freedom, the steak and chips, the box of wine?

  155. Ellie

    If you become a lefty Ellie are you going to toss out your MAGA gear?

    Only you and Custard have seen my MAGA gear. I could never diss da Man. #MAGA

  156. Infidel Tiger King

    Rohanct
    @RohanCT
    Looking at the politics of the virus in Australia, enforcing strong borders, engaging in protectionism & local manufacturing will make it hard for the left to gain power again. Globalisation is cooked. #auspol
    1:41 PM · Apr 8, 2020

    It’s happening!

  157. Perfidious Albino

    Milligan is the Gobbo of investigative journalism…

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I once read a bio of a woman who kept a big lioness as a companion. Wish I could recall the name of the book; it was one of those Women’s Weekly ‘must read’ books of more than ten years ago now, lent to me by a friend. I thought it was fascinating. This cat-owning woman was a socialite in the Firness circle of High Society of that day, living between Africa, the UK and the French Riviera around Juan les Pins. Her cat was just like a great big pussy-cat, who when it was full grown and got a bit playful she would punch on the nose with her fist. It slept with her on her bed.

    In my experience of little cats you can never really trust them. You can commune with them, and they are great animals to know, but if you go to far in bothering them they will quite deliberately bite, sometimes deep, sometimes just a nip, sometimes even making a deliberate run at you to do it. They do know that you are angry when they do that, and they sneak around looking sad till you forgive them. A little bit of scratching when playing is par for the course, and you can teach them not to do that.

    Having found out what the Tiger King comments are about, I might persuade Hairy to watch it with me soon. He’s just back now from a ‘very quiet’ walk. I went out earlier. The few people out always called out ‘hi’ and ‘stay safe’ in passing.

  159. Cassie of Sydney

    Father Frank Brennan is always impressive…he might be a lefty but he is an impressive lefty……a rarity.

  160. calli

    If you have lost friends because of your opinions, Ellie, then they are fair weather friends.

    I prefer mine to be more robust.

  161. amortiser

    Numbers said:

    WTF does the party have to do with the virus?
    Childish……

    The Chief Medical Office of New York ( Democrat run) told the citizens of New York to go out and celebrate Chinese New Year and don’t be worried about misinformation about the Coronovirus.

    That piece of advice from the Democrats would have resulted in massively increased infection rates as hordes of New Yorkers attended the big celebratory parade.

    New York became a hot spot of infection and the democrats did more to facilitate it than anyone else besides the CCP.

    Numbers face plants again!!!

  162. Sinclair Davidson

    Sure Sinc, you lived in SA and the only time you got close to a cheetah was at a circus?

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. Yep.

    I took my children to Africa when they were very young and took them to a lion park in the eastern Free State. All the way there they were crapping on about wanting to see a tiger. The whole time I was telling them tigers come from America Asia. What was the very first animal in an enclosure all by himself? Friggen tiger. Then had to put up with “you know nothing about Africa Dad” all the way home.

  163. Roger

    Milligan is the Gobbo of investigative journalism…

    It’s true.

    Milligan is to journalism as Gobbo is to lawyering.

  164. Sinclair Davidson

    I could never diss da Man.

    Such a relief. Now I know you’re fine.

  165. Top Ender

    We are one episode off finishing Tiger King.

    Disappointed not to see a wolverine.

    Was disappointed while in Canada too, where they apparently live.

    Not a cat though.

    Rather like a Tasmanian Tiger on meth.

    So here is one:

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3400623, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    “Clearly you have no respect for the decision of the high Court.”

    I read the judgement last night….it is devastating.

    In legalese it was a smashing.
    Two points which jumped out:-
    1. The claim by the DPP that the HC could not possibly analyse the evidence and make a call, so should send it back to the Viktorianistan CoA. The HC called this “disingenuous”. Ouch.
    2. The DPP trying to extend the available time for commission of the offences. The HC told the DPP they were getting “perilously close to introducing an argument in the HC appeal that they had withdrawn in the original trial”. In other words, don’t fucking assume we haven’t done our homework.

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Seven States, always knew you were a good soul at heart.

  168. bundyrum

    Hey Nick, you would be surprised how close leopards lived to some towns.
    I lived in Rustenburg & the Kloof there was a home to a few.

  169. Cassie of Sydney

    “In legalese it was a smashing.”

    Yep.

  170. RobK

    What’s this about a Tiger King Prawn thread?

  171. Roger

    “In legalese it was a smashing.”

    Yep.

    Oh yes.

    But will anyone face any consequences?

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have lost many friends because of it.

    Not me, kid.
    And let’s face it, I am priceless, Elle.

    😁

    Look, I have to be honest, this site is very boring.
    I haven’t actually missed it.
    Incredibly Low Energy,
    all you Old People do is watch Netflix.

    It is fantastic that you are all well and still alive though.

    Stay strong ALL of you,
    and I’ll check back in a month.

    Some of us are actually working.

  173. Boambee John

    Irrespective of the legal proceedings against him, he should have stepped down as a prince of the church when the evidence of the degree and ubiquity of child abuse by his clergy became clear.

    And then who would have led the charge to expunge the malefactors? A flock of seagulls?

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    umm … what’s a latke? How do you eat it?

    Forgive my ignorance here, but I really don’t know.

  175. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3400696, posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:11 pm”
    And just for Cassie, a pink Passover moon.

    Thanks Calli!

  176. Ellie

    I have lost many friends because of it.

    Not me, kid.
    And let’s face it, I am priceless, Elle.

    Look, I have to be honest, this site is very boring.
    I haven’t actually missed it.
    Incredibly Low Energy,
    all you Old People do is watch Netflix.

    It is fantastic that you are all well and still alive though.

    Stay strong ALL of you,
    and I’ll check back in a month.

    Some of us are actually working.

    This blog has just proved itself to be rooted in leftism.

  177. IT:

    The virus has been worth it, if this happens.
    A grand bargain with the unions is needed.

    A bargain?
    No bastard voted for these criminals to be in the running for managing Australia – and spare me the sophisticated arguments about Unions/Labor.
    A good twenty years in the lockup for their criminal activities, and the damage they’ve done to Australia would be a good start.

  178. Nick

    Hey Nick, you would be surprised how close leopards lived to some towns.
    I lived in Rustenburg & the Kloof there was a home to a few.

    Bundy, I wouldn’t. I’ve both seen and heard of stuff in suburban Canada that made my eyes pop.

  179. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3400702, posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    umm … what’s a latke? How do you eat it?”

    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..there’s nothing not to like.

  180. Edddystone

    A lion called Christian is the story of a lion cub that was bought at Harrods in the 60s. He was later released in the wild.

  181. vlad

    Do we know Ashton’s whereabouts between the hours of Tuesday 10pm-Wed 7am?

    Can he prove to Louise Milligan’s satisfaction that he didn’t do it?

    Can she prove she didn’t do it, for that matter.

  182. Ellie

    … Not because of you, Stimpson. You see what I see.

  183. notafan

    Seven states

    Cardinal Pell became Archbishop in August 1996.

    There are zero other allegations in relation to st Patrick’s cathedral choir.

    If something did happen, and that is an enormous if, and J only came forward in 2015, there can be no ‘negligence’

    And if Ellie wanted to band together with those motivated by sheer vindictiveness she may.

    You have that freedom, too.

  184. calli

    Latkes – carbs, fat, salt.

    And unlike hot chips, the first one is not the best one. Try number four..or ten. 🤣

  185. bundyrum

    Nick, good to see you are a fellow traveller in the real world, there are quite a number on this blog & it far outweighs the number of holiday bullshitters here.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cassie, Hairy’s just spent a couple of hours absorbing it in great detail this arvo.
    I asked him for the Exec Summary. Lazy and bored by legalese.

    Did love the fact that they really hit it back to the Vic Court of Appeal. Hard!

    Have received an email from my brother though raging about Pell being let go on a technicality and how I should watch ABC 24 (or whatever) for the true story. I replied saying what I really thought about the ABC.

  187. Megan

    Potato is in my Irish DNA. Supplies of spuds were above sanitiser on my viral preparation list.

  188. Mark A

    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..there’s nothing not to like.

    You can tart it up with a bit of grated cheese

  189. Cassie of Sydney

    “I replied saying what I really thought about the ABC.”

    Good.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..there’s nothing not to like.

    Yummmmmm.

    Bet I could manage to mess up making it though. 🙂

  191. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mark A
    #3400717, posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:22 pm”

    Never tried that….sounds interesting and cosmopolitan….might give it a go…though I am at heart a shtetl girl!

  192. notafan

    Why should cardinal Pell have stepped down?

    None, I repeat, none of the covered up abuse happened on his watch.

    He cleaned up the foul mess left by others, who were, incidentally, progressives who wanted to ‘reform’ the Church.

  193. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bet I could manage to mess up making it though. 🙂”

    I’ll come over the make them.

  194. Nick

    Too funny from Hemlock in HK

    To paraphrase PG Wodehouse, it is never hard to distinguish between CY Leung and a ray of sunshine. The half-Transylvanian CCP-worshiping mouth-frothing scourge of pan-democrats decides to unload some of his limitless contempt on, of all things, HSBC. He calls for a boycott, for local establishment figures to quit the board, and for the creation of a rival institution to be called ‘Hong Kong Bank’ (no doubt with a copycat red-and-white logo, like a Mainland fake Apple Store or Starbucks).

    It’s not clear what exactly HSBC has done to earn the wrath of the hyper-patriotic former Chief Executive. The institution has done all the usual craven pro-Beijing shoe-shining stuff, like groveling about Belt and Road, not advertising in Apple Daily and closing a protest movement account. It has suffered for its kowtowing, attracting mockery on-line and having its loveable iconic bronze lion statues, Snitch and Snot, mildly vandalized.

    But from CY’s point of view, HSBC has probably not been as fawning as it could have. It moved its HQ to London back before the 1997 handover. And it’s Whitey-run, and a reminder of colonial times (and thus of China’s humiliation at the hands of evil foreigners, etc).

    Worst of all, HSBC is one of those symbols of Hong Kong’s British heritage that have a place in local people’s hearts and minds. It is a part of Hong Kong’s identity. And it is traditionally the backbone of the local middle-class’s stock portfolios. Families bought a board lot of HSBC every year for their kids’ college fund. A taxi driver hit the headlines a few years ago after accumulating 40,000 shares and retiring at age 33. A newscaster famously burst into tears on live TV when reporting that the stock price had collapsed in 2007-08.

    To an emotional if not rabid nationalist like CY, the sight of compatriots having such an attachment to a foreign/colonial symbol is a hurtful affront to the Han nation and race. These sons of the Yellow Emperor should be reverential to Bank of China! So HSBC’s suspension of dividend payments (under orders of the UK regulator) is an opportunity to strike a blow against historic oppressors, to implore wayward Hongkongers to shake off their British-imposed inferiority and self-loathing, and take pride in the glorious motherland.

    Plus, maybe, an HSBC teller bit him when he was a child. Can’t rule it out.

  195. vlad

    I am for justice and victims.

    It’s enough to be for justice; that’s what victims are entitled to and all they’re entitled to.

    The real ones, that is.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    EXCLUSIVE: How a mother and daughter ended up in Australia’s most infamous supermarket brawl over ONE jumbo pack of toilet paper rolls when COVID-19 panic buying began – and are now facing up to 10 years’ jail

    Panic-buying mum and daughter accused of Woolworths brawl can be revealed
    Sydney court date looms for Treiza Bebawy, 60, and daughter Meriam, 23
    The Bankstown pair allegedly scuffled with another shopper in viral video
    Video allegedly shows 49-year-old victim saying ‘I just wanted one pack!’
    To which Mrs Bebawy, pushing a loaded trolley, allegedly said: ‘No, not one’
    It comes as demand for toilet paper is easing after March’s panic buying

    Daily Mail. Ten years up the creek for a few rolls of dunny paper..

  197. Mother Lode

    You mean “disciples” and “minions”.

    I prefer familiars.

    noun
    1.
    a demon supposedly attending and obeying a witch, often said to assume the form of an animal.
    “her familiars were her two little griffons that nested in her skirts”

    I suppose it is a matter of taste, but, you know…

  198. Nick

    Why should cardinal Pell have stepped down?
    None, I repeat, none of the covered up abuse happened on his watch.

    Nota, a well informed source once told me about the Western Sydney Bishop who cleaned out his files about a now disbanded order of brothers, tipped off the day before the Feds came. How come we don’t hear more about him? He was Lefty and ‘cuddly’. Pell wasn’t.

  199. rickw

    Well, she was as pretty in real life as she looked in the photos, but unfortunately she was also quite loose:

    http://www.lockwoodcompany.com.au/LockwoodAuction%20Photos%20S3088/pages/DSC_0055.htm

  200. Seven States Mencius

    And if Ellie wanted to band together with those motivated by sheer vindictiveness she may.

    You have that freedom, too.

    I don’t think she should. I was defending our good good brother Pell right from the start and am very happy with this blog for sticking its neck out on our brothers behalf. And the people who come in here under their own names really did stick their neck out. That certainly raised an eyebrow with me. Made me sit back on my chair. We can all be too harsh on people.

  201. vlad

    Here’s Fr Frank Brennan SJ on Sky today.

  202. cohenite

    Alarmists and RoP still bubbling along:

    Tennessee: RoP goes on stabbing spree at truck stop, killing three women and injuring a fourth

    Naturally the arsehole is described as being mentally unsound:

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  203. Bushkid

    Ellie
    #3400556, posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    None of you do.

    Seriously, exactly how would you know that?

    We don’t all splurge our every thought, word and deed on a blog for all to comment on.

    Please do not presume.

  204. Eyrie

    “A grand bargain with the unions is needed.”

    Round up the leaders/management, swift treason trials, followed by firing squad. Disband the organisations.

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Our Woollies delivery somehow got moved to Saturday, not today. Some glitch in their software? We ordered for Wednesday, we thought. So we are reduced to looking at my ‘serious trouble’ supply shelf. Long life milk. Tin of Spam. Frozen meal I made the other day in my cooking spree with the chicken thighs. Tinned carrots and peas. We will survive. Anyway, so often the stuff we ordered was ‘not available’. Reminded me of Sri Lanka in the early seventies.

    Hairy can go to the shops tomorrow and chose himself a steak; he doesn’t like Woollies doing it for us. They don’t offer much in the line of meats actually and Hairy is keenly desirous of taking up again the delights of being household supermarket supremo. Get some toilet paper, I say, to keep on the front seat of the car as a universal signal of compassion when I make my compassionate run to get the cat.

  206. Carpe Jugulum

    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..there’s nothing not to like.

    Ok, hash browns.

  207. Cassie of Sydney

    “Carpe Jugulum
    #3400747, posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:38 pm
    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..there’s nothing not to like.

    Ok, hash browns.”

    Yes.

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just remembered. There’s always the last of that cabbage.

    Somehow it doesn’t sound right as part of a Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta dish.

    Do they even eat cabbage in Italy? Tinta would know.

  209. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mark A
    #3400742, posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:36 pm
    Cheddar and potato latke”

    I will give it a go.

  210. lotocoti

    Grated potato, mixed with egg and flour and lots of pepper, fried in a lot of oil…..

    Use Cayenne pepper.

  211. Eyrie

    ” to get the cat.”

    THE cat! I thought the little guy had a name. The cat, indeed. He’ll be pissed off.

  212. I know Graeme.

    And you are particularly right about those who stuck their necks out.

    Quadrant has been sterling too.

    Why I renewed my subscription.

  213. Roger

    Have received an email from my brother though raging about Pell being let go on a technicality and how I should watch ABC 24 (or whatever) for the true story.

    Pity those who must hire their opinions from journalists.

    It was no mere technicality.

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We get frozen hash browns to cook. Hairy loves them. None left in our freezer now.

    I’ll bet he’d like Cassie’s recipe better. Must get the proportions to it and give it a go.
    I am starting to get adventurous in this here lockdown.
    Only problem is we have had some difficulty in getting potatoes; a few each time.
    Got lotsa eggs. Get some more eggs, I’ve said at every delivery order as we both pour over this new online food shopping gig. Why? says Hairy. You can never have too many eggs, and they keep, I say.

  215. There’s two groups of people who haven’t gotten their just desserts for the whole Cardinal Pell travesty.
    The first is the Rainbow Coalition, who got all butthurt because the Cardinal kept them and their willies away from their victims, and the second is the coterie of lawyers/coppers/Leftists who tried their best to railroad an innocent man.

  216. Cassie of Sydney

    “It was no mere technicality.”

    Definitely not.

  217. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It was no mere technicality.

    My brother is not the sort of man who would notice that.
    Very subject to influence, he is. Like many others, sad to say.

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Border Force allowed Ruby Princess to dock
    By Nick McKenzie and Alexandra Smith
    April 8, 2020 — 3.24pm

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    An Australian Border Force officer told a Sydney harbour master to allow the troubled Ruby Princess to dock despite as many as 140 passengers in isolation on board, official sources said.

    Sources with knowledge of official inquiries into the debacle revealed a conversation took place with the Port Authority of NSW employee and a Border Force officer in the hours before the ship was due to dock.

    The officer expressed concern about passengers disembarking after being made aware that as many as 140 passengers aboard were in isolation due to health concerns.

    So serious were the concerns flagged, the harbour master offered to stop the ship at Bradley’s Head to prevent it docking at Sydney Harbour.

    According to the sources, the harbour master was told by the Border Force officer that they needed to check with a supervisor and 15 minutes later, the officer called back and said the ship could dock.

    The crucial development is understood to be a key part of a NSW Police criminal investigation examining the fiasco. There are as many as 650 passengers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and there have been 15 deaths.

    The sources said authorities would almost certainly examine who the Border Force official spoke to and why the decision not to leave the ship at Bradley’s Head was made.

    Border Force confirmed the telephone conversation between its officer and a ports authority employee in the early hours of March 19.

    Sydney Morning Herald.

  219. Nick

    The first is the Rainbow Coalition, who got all butthurt

    Well……..

  220. calli

    Hash browns? Sort of. If you’re lazy, you can squish potato gems. They actually make a pie crust squished too, if you’re in a hurry or hopeless with pastry.

  221. Geriatric Mayfly

    But will anyone face any consequences?

    While some have been on the look out for new claims against George, I have been eagerly searching for resignations. Ashton, Ferguson/Maxwell, Wallington and any number of ABC producers and hacks. No luck so far. Maybe tomorrow.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Have received an email from my brother though raging about Pell being let go on a technicality and how I should watch ABC 24 (or whatever) for the true story. I replied saying what I really thought about the ABC.

    Go to the judgement preamble.
    Cut and paste the section about the failure to apply reasonable doubt.
    Send it to him.
    Ask him what he thinks reasonable doubt means and how long it has been a cornerstone of our justice system.
    Then give him a hypothetical.
    Example …
    Someone from 20 years ago accuses him of roping someone at a work Christmas party.
    Twenty three (23) people come forward saying it could not have happened.
    But he is found guilty and jailed.

  223. Peter the old fossil

    Calli,

    Genuine question because I’m now a bachelor fending for myself in the kitchen.
    What’s a “potato gem”? I think I need some.

  224. vlad

    Anytime – it was good for me to type out my thoughts and collect my view in one place.

    That’s okay, Sinc. You’ll always be welcome here by me. 😜

  225. Frank

    Just checked out the Louise Milligan on google images. Poor woman is transitioning from Monica Lewinsky into a lumpy bag of suet with a nasty case of resting bitch face. Unfortunate.

  226. Roger

    If you’re lazy, you can squish potato gems.

    I make a dish I call Cowboy’s Pie.

    It has no lamb, only beef mince, so it’s not Shepherd’s Pie but Cowboy’s Pie.

    And instead of potato mash I top it with potato gems, or “tiny taters”, as Clint Eastwoods sheriff character called them in ‘A Perfect World’.

    Delish! Kids loved it.

  227. Infidel Tiger

    Have received an email from my brother though raging about Pell being let go on a technicality and how I should watch ABC 24 (or whatever) for the true story.

    Most people are genuinely shocked he is out. Some are extremely angry.

    The media is poison.

  228. egg_

    Merc tolerating/collaborating with clones in China

  229. Sinclair Davidson

    Peter – potato gems. best to buy them in the frozen section at the supermarket.

  230. vlad

    Thank you for a blog that is not about free speech, but about hatred.

    You’re welcome.

  231. Peter the old fossil

    You’ll always be welcome here by me.

    Same goes for all of us, Vlad.
    After all, the Doomlord is an Economist.
    They are always good for a laugh.

  232. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Goose Morristeen will go down as the most incompetent society and economy wrecking imbecile in the history of VenOztraliastan.

    He’ll be considered infinitely worse than St Gough and the cavalcade of drooling cretins we’ve been forced to endure since 2007.

  233. feelthebern

    Father Frank Brennan is always impressive…he might be a lefty but he is an impressive lefty……a rarity.

    Gore Vidal (RIP).
    Cornel West (he’s more cool than impressive).
    Noam Chomsky (but the last couple of years he is better read than listened too).

  234. egg_

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  235. People should read the High Court judgement.

    They won’t because Australians are socialist, anti-Catholic know nothings begging for a return to absolutism under penal colonial law.

    They love authoritarianism, ignoring warnings they are self destructive and free money.

  236. Bruce of Newcastle

    Border Force allowed Ruby Princess to dock

    Seven mentioned that 15 Ruby Princess passengers have now died, out of 50 for the whole of Australia.

  237. Seven States Mencius

    One doesn’t want to go into the weeds of the Pell issue at the risk of not staying at his vibe and not celebrating with him. But just in passing, and without breaking the anti-black-pill mood, I saw some photographs of the changing room. Its a big room. To put my mind in this thing forensically I’m imagining two 23 year old women that I’m going to take advantage of come hell or high water. Even if I locked the doors, I don’t think I could replicate such a fantasy in such a short time. Maybe someone like the young Bjorn Borg could pull it off. But its super-crazy stuff taken altogether.

    But anyhow. We knew all that many months ago. We don’t want to disaggregate the convergent evidence, which together amounted to total exoneration. Lets get on with the celebrating. I’m envious at the people who got to have the steak, wine and chips with our brother. I know you guys wouldn’t address the August man this way. But I’m not a Catholic so its okay for me, in my capacity as a fellow Australian.

  238. Peter the old fossil

    Thanks, Doomlord.
    Us new to bachelordom need all the help we can get.

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