Open Forum: May 30, 2020

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  1. mh

    Breitbart

    A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.

    Antifa and George Soros could be in a little of trouble.

  2. herodotus

    he wants to be the new Colin Kaepernick
    I recall Mad magazine years ago had a character called Roger Kaputnik.

  3. Bar Beach Swimmer

    calli
    #3470138, posted on June 1, 2020 at 8:29 am
    Mark Latham on 2GB today says that Our Glad has introduced legislation to ban all plastic bags in NSW.

    Snaplock? Freezer? Produce? Packaging?

    Calli, I bought 750 single use(?) (yeah, right) plastic bags from Victoria; they should keep me going for shopping for the next few years.

  4. whirrwhirr

    As per usual Trump doesn’t even know the limits of his own authority. This is what the White House wrote, a few years ago, in response to a troll called “Microchip”getting a petition of over 100k signatures to have “ANTIFA” labeled a domestic terrorist org

    “Although Federal law provides a mechanism to designate + sanction foreign terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism, there is currently no analogous mechanism for formally designating domestic terrorist organizations”

    It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Easy Flowers are best for Skin Care.

  6. mh

    Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state earlier this month, saying at a news conference, “you have no right to jeopardize my health … and my children’s health and your children’s health.” Cuomo’s directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening briefly last week, calling the situation “insane” and saying he already was “broke.”

    On Friday, though, Cuomo said he “stands” with those defying stay-at-home orders: “Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is for justice.”

    In April, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Jewish community that “the time for warnings has passed” after he said a funeral gathering had violated social distancing guidelines. On Sunday, the mayor asserted, “We have always honored non-violent protests.”…

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/george-floyd-unrest-big-city-mayors-coronavirus-lockdowns

  7. PEOPLE in the black COMMUNITY…

    An old PSA from Chris Rock.

    “How not to get your ass kicked”

    Oh jesus you couldn’t make this anymore.

  8. mh

    Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules

    …New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state earlier this month, saying at a news conference, “you have no right to jeopardize my health … and my children’s health and your children’s health.” Cuomo’s directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening briefly last week, calling the situation “insane” and saying he already was “broke.”

    On Friday, though, Cuomo said he “stands” with those defying stay-at-home orders: “Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is for justice.”

    In April, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Jew ish community that “the time for warnings has passed” after he said a funeral gathering had violated social distancing guidelines. On Sunday, the mayor asserted, “We have always honored non-violent protests.”…

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/george-floyd-unrest-big-city-mayors-coronavirus-lockdowns

  9. mh

    Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules

    …New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state earlier this month, saying at a news conference, “you have no right to jeopardize my health … and my children’s health and your children’s health.” Cuomo’s directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening briefly last week, calling the situation “insane” and saying he already was “broke.”

    On Friday, though, Cuomo said he “stands” with those defying stay-at-home orders: “Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is for justice.”

    In April, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Je wish community that “the time for warnings has passed” after he said a funeral gathering had violated social distancing guidelines. On Sunday, the mayor asserted, “We have always honored non-violent protests.”…

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/george-floyd-unrest-big-city-mayors-coronavirus-lockdowns

  10. “Although Federal law provides a mechanism to designate + sanction foreign terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism, there is currently no analogous mechanism for formally designating domestic terrorist organizations”

    Please cite all of the legal authority you make this assertion upon.

    Enough of the propaganda from Politico and The Hill.

    McCord said she found the last sentence of Barr’s statement — quoted above — to be troubling, since the attorney general did not cite evidence or intelligence connecting antifa or others on the left to the violence.

    *No connection at all!*

  11. cohenite

    It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

    Complete and utter bullshit. In other crap:

    Rallies will be held in Sydney this week as violent race riots continue to sweep the U.S. following the alleged murder of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.

  12. “Dissent” is not privileged white corporate lawyers LARPing as black communists, firebombing black businesses and historical buildings, so Hillary or Joe Biden can be President.

    That is pretty demented actually when you think about it. Parasitic, cynical and substantively white supremacist.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rallies will be held in Sydney this week as violent race riots continue to sweep the U.S. following the alleged murder of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.

    From the link

    ‘This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,’ the Facebook event read.

  14. Farmer Gez

    It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

    It’s good to see some people have kept their sense off humour.
    Freedom fighters last seen pulling up to stores in SUV’s and stealing anything they can lay their hands on.
    MLK would be so proud.

  15. Crossie

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3470092, posted on June 1, 2020 at 7:37 am
    ‘Rather than seeing entrenched racism and police brutality as fueling protests’

    Not really, no.

    The opportunity to break stuff and get a free TV whilst hiding within the mob is what’s fueling the protests.

    And all on top of a protracted lockdown.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    No matter how he tries to camouflage it, a journalist would be derelict to write the same article twice, three times or more and present it for publication. Yet that psycho David Rowe, runs the same cartoon, with minor
    amendments, week after week without interference.

  17. cohenite

    The guy who filmed the Dallas mob assault on the guy with the sword interviewed on Crowder: not about race but class warfare, a Marxist revolution.

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/05/31/exclusive-dallas-riots-interview-the-guy-who-taped-the-stoning-you-all-saw-louder-with-crowder/?utm_source=whatfinger

  18. Roger

    Funny how privileged prog-lefties imagine that black folk all share the same political & social views.

  19. Mother Lode

    Mark Latham on 2GB today says that Our Glad has introduced legislation to ban all plastic bags in NSW.

    The ‘Glad Bag’ jokes must finally be getting to her.

  20. feelthebern

    Biding your time and then riding the backlash of revulsion at the criminal actions is smart.

    The patience of the Donald is a wonder to behold.
    Most would lose their lunch over being party to one lawsuite.
    A NY property developer always has multiple cases on the go, some that can last a decade plus.
    Most in the media can’t even contemplate that.

  21. Geriatric Mayfly

    Clearer blue skies
    With considerably less aeroplanes flying over the last two months, there has been a noticeable lack of contrails they form.

    WeatherZone sees a silver lining. My Junior Woodchucks’ Guide, says the state of vapour trails is a good indicator of the amount of moisture in the upper atmosphere, especially for those who cannot afford weather balloons.

  22. Cassie of Sydney

    I think Gad Saad says it best….

  23. Mother Lode

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5h
    The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.

    Progressives are seemingly shocked at this, yet they have had no trouble ascribing acts of terrorism, with no evidence at all, to right wing groups. The Boston Marathon bombing was probably the most brazen example of that which comes to mind.

    Perhaps they will tell us the violent destructive pyromaniacs are lone wolves who infiltrated the righteous among the ANTIFA Crochet and Pie Making Philanthropic Club.

  24. stackja

    GM – Rowe like other leftists only has one view. No need to change.

  25. But, GM, what are the implications of reduced contrails in the context of 5G rollout and resilience of the corona virus?

    😁

  26. It’s enough to make the earth curl up into a ball!

  27. Johno

    NSW is the only state to have not already banned single use plastic bags. Our Glad has said she will introduce legislation to conform to the other states.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “Progressives are seemingly shocked at this, yet they have had no trouble ascribing acts of terrorism, with no evidence at all, to right wing groups. The Boston Marathon bombing was probably the most brazen example of that which comes to mind.”

    I remember that chief Taqiyah merchant among us, Squalid Aly, in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, slyly suggested it was carried out by nefarious right-wing group.

  29. Dr Faustus

    Their ABC’s Children of the Revolution excitedly live-report Trump’s Downfall:

    We’ve just heard from the ABC’s Washington bureau chief David Lipson, who says that things are relatively calm right now at protests just outside the White House. Here’s David:

    “A lot of noise, a little bit of jostling, a little bit of tear gas, perhaps, but really pretty calm here. Some barricades were pushed over, moved aside and the like.

    Tear gas was deployed on Saturday. None of the US press is describing tear-gas being used at the White House just now.

    Perhaps it just feels gassey.
    #qualityjournalism

  30. Mother Lode

    GM – Rowe like other leftists only has one view. No need to change.

    He seems to be saying that Trump is glad of the riots. In fact Trump was elsewhere congratulating America on its return to being master of its own space program again and foretelling of glorious achievements to come.

    Do you realise Rowe could not see that? Literally. If he was there at the launch it would be like all the events were only visible in the UV part of the spectrum, and all sounds were at a pitch beyond human hearing.

    And this ignorance will continue to inform his work.

    It is likely why his drawings always seem to lack any intellectual sophistication. I am sure he just hunches over his drawing board, pen flicking about, tongue projecting from the side of his mouth in concentration, and repeating over and over again “Trump is a pooh-pooh head. A stupid pooh-pooh head.”

  31. johanna

    David Lipson is keeping up the standard set by his predecessor Zoe Daniel – every single story is anti-Trump.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    “A lot of noise, a little bit of jostling, a little bit of tear gas, perhaps, but really pretty calm here. Some barricades were pushed over, moved aside and the like.

    Tear gas was deployed on Saturday. None of the US press is describing tear-gas being used at the White House just now.

    Some of Zoe’s left over Chemist Warehouse perfume, perhaps?

  33. Bar Beach Swimmer

    cohenite
    #3470173, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:07 am
    Latest Trump ad; it’s great:

    Yesterday, I watched for the umpteenth time North By Northwest and Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) on board the sleeper train the 20th Century Ltd and I was thinking how, in NSW, once upon a time we had such great trains as:
    The Spirit of Progress
    The Southern Aurora
    The Inter-Capital Daylight

    (Yes, I know The Indian-Pacific still runs.)

    These names were imbued with great optimism for the future brought about by science, technology and engineering: nation building.

    Feats that we could be proud of like the (original) Snowy Mts Scheme and the MIA, the Ord River Scheme, the opening up of the iron ore in W.A., and the coal industry in the Eastern States, and heavy industry and manufacturing brought about by cheap, reliable electricity

    But then everything stopped as we lost our way because we were no longer allowed to think big and dream big. Every aspect of human progress became a dirty word and our politicians didn’t help and still are not helping. But The Donald is.

    The Donald and his ads are resurrecting the idea of being proud of what a nation-state can do and where it can go when the shackles of bureaucracy and govt control are thrown off!

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    johanna
    David Lipson is keeping up the standard set by his predecessor Zoe Daniel – every single story is anti-Trump.

    And the Magic Negro’s ‘scandal free’ tenure sails into the sunset.

  35. I remember that chief Taqiyah merchant among us, Squalid Aly, in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, slyly suggested it was carried out by nefarious right-wing group.

    The most vicious domestic terrorist attack on US soil prior to 9/11 was carried out by a Right wing nutjob with very similar views about government authority as those routinely posted here –

    Athough McVeigh and Nichols were not directly connected with any major political group, they held views characteristic of the broad Patriot movement, which feared authoritarian plots by the U.S. federal government and corporate elites. At its most extreme, the Patriot movement denied the legitimacy of the federal government and law enforcement. One manifestation of the rightist upsurge was the formation of armed militia groups, which, according to some sources, claimed a national membership of about 30,000 by the mid-1990s. The militias justified their existence by claiming a right to armed self-defense against an allegedly oppressive government. In this context, the date of the Oklahoma City attack was doubly significant, falling on two notable anniversaries. April 19 marked both Patriots’ Day, the anniversary of the American rebellion against British authority at Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1775, and the date on which federal agents brought the Waco siege to a culmination by raiding the compound of the heavily armed Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas, in 1993. McVeigh claimed that the building in Oklahoma City was targeted to avenge the more than 70 deaths at Waco. Following the Oklahoma City attack, media and law enforcement officials began intense investigations of the militia movement and other armed extremist groups.

    (Britannica.com).

  36. cohenite

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3470232, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Correct. The greatest POTUS. He is fighting the long march.

  37. It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

    That nails it.

  38. Dr Faustus

    Yet that psycho David Rowe, runs the same cartoon, with minor
    amendments, week after week without interference.

    Cultural cringe for an editorial cartoonist.
    Nothing in Australia important enough to attract his mighty talents.

  39. Re Campbell’s medals, he may have earned one for placing girls in infantry battalions.

    After all, the role of the infantry is apparently no longer – “To seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or
    capture him, to seize and hold ground and repellent attack by day and by night regardless of season, weather or terrain.”, or words to that effect eh?

  40. Crossie

    Mother Lode
    #3470206, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:33 am
    Mark Latham on 2GB today says that Our Glad has introduced legislation to ban all plastic bags in NSW.

    Yes, we have not been harassed enough by the Macquarie Street rabble.

  41. Geriatric Mayfly

    to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, who have never had a permanent, stable male figure in their household.

  42. Mother Lode

    After all, the role of the infantry is apparently no longer – “To seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground and repellent attack by day and by night regardless of season, weather or terrain.”, or words to that effect eh?

    As a progressive Campbell will consider the enemy to be the men in the armed forces, especially those who joined to fight and who eschew soy lattes.

  43. Crossie

    in NSW, once upon a time we had such great trains as:
    The Spirit of Progress
    The Southern Aurora
    The Inter-Capital Daylight

    The XPT?

  44. Farmer Gez

    And just like that, Numbers lost interest in social distancing.
    Silly old coot.

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers seems to be forgetting all those other terrorist attacks in the US, like the one in Corpus Christi, and the one attempted in Tampa last ten days. I wonder who the perps were?

  46. Crossie

    Johno
    #3470220, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:48 am
    NSW is the only state to have not already banned single use plastic bags. Our Glad has said she will introduce legislation to conform to the other states.

    We used to be “The Premier State”, it said so on our number plates. Now we are the arse end of Australia. Thanks Gladys Kravitz.

  47. Old School Conservative

    Calli – Glad’s discussion paper refers to a ban on all single use plastics, including BBQ plates and cutlery.

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3470245, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:09 am
    Numbers seems to be forgetting all those other terrorist attacks in the US, like the one in Corpus Christi, and the one attempted in Tampa last ten days. I wonder who the perps were?”

    He always forgets those terrorist attacks…..wonder why?

  49. Sinclair Davidson

    It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

    There are no posts at the Cat making this argument.

    Let me be clear: threadsters do not speak for the Cat. They speak for themselves only.

    whirrwhirr is permanently banned from commenting at the Cat.

  50. Doing the rounds at the moment –

    Hey guys, President and CEO of Antifa here.
    I tried to change our name to avoid the president’s classification as a terrorist group, but the name I chose was al-Nusra Front and the CIA immediately gave us 500 BGM-TOW antitank missiles and 2 Bearcats.
    I regret the error.

  51. Roger

    The most vicious domestic terrorist attack on US soil prior to 9/11 was carried out by a Right wing nutjob with very similar views about government authority as those routinely posted here

    Seems I missed the thread where Cats planned an armed insurrection against the government.

  52. Cassie of Sydney

    “Now we are the arse end of Australia. Thanks Gladys Kravitz.”

    Gladys Kravitz was funny….Gladbag in NSW is just a Photios puppet.

  53. “Although Federal law provides a mechanism to designate + sanction foreign terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism, there is currently no analogous mechanism for formally designating domestic terrorist organizations”

    Who said they were designated a domestic terror organisation? Trump didn’t.

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1267129644228247552?s=19

    It is telling that so called “Libertarians” are calling for the leader of the most powerful state in the world, to just make up laws to crack down on dissent, and are relying on vast conspiracy theories of co-ordination headed by a J-ish man, to obscure an uprising driven primarily by young, black youth, pushing back against state oppression.

    Rioting isn’t liberty, and neither is funding organised insurrection.

  54. Free Radical

    David Rowe brilliant again, has raised the hackles of a few old Cats. The happy snaps on the side table are a nice touch.

    Whereas the child of Bill (not his real name) has drawn another of his dad’s childish doodles.

  55. stackja

    From others I gather, the angry private seems to repeat frequently.
    Scrolling, scrolling …

  56. Mother Lode

    has raised the hackles of a few old Cats

    No hackles. I merely observe that he is not very good.

  57. Free Radical

    Rowe’s American flags as KKK hoods are on the mark too.

  58. Goanna

    She’s gone troppo.

    Lowan brand oats used to come in a handy one kg plastic bag. You could easily stack them one on top of the other, just the thing for a stash.
    Now they have placed their oats in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box that takes up more space.

  59. Bar Beach Swimmer

    The XPT –
    Crossie, I thought about adding it in but for me the name says a big ‘nothing‘.
    There was no optimism in it.

  60. For the morons, ANTIFA is an international organisation, and can thus be labelled an international terrorist organisation. Furthermore, conducting domestic terrorism does NOT provide immunity from this.

    And then under RICO laws, all associates can have their assets seized.

  61. stackja

    FR you subscribe to AFR?
    I scroll past Rowe.

  62. dover_beach

    I understand the point you lot are making, but, that course of action has no end as the argument settles into an infinite loop of justification. And the justification is murder.

    Let me break that infinite loop. If you just consider the circumstance before us, shots fired into the air or ground (soft preferably) as that poor fellow, A, was being chased, punched and kicked by a mob should be sufficient warning to those attempting to harm A to stop. Those failing to desist and are now stomping and kicking A while he is now on the ground I think can justifiably be shot as A’s life is in mortal danger. There is nothing different in principle between the above and what the police did on the Monash Freeway last week. And that is not murder, but defense of an innocent human life.

  63. Geriatric Mayfly

    Whereas the child of Bill (not his real name) has drawn another of his dad’s childish doodles.

    At least his work shows originality from one day to the next, particularly in regard to the issue he wishes to canvas. Often it brings a smile, or even a chuckle. Can’t say the same for other chap’s dreary, repetitive obsession.

  64. Sinclair Davidson

    The most vicious domestic terrorist attack on US soil prior to 9/11 was carried out by a Right wing nutjob with very similar views about government authority as those routinely posted here

    1735099 – I like you a lot, but you’re on very thin ice.

  65. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Farmer Gez
    #3470244, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:09 am
    And just like that, Numbers lost interest in social distancing.
    Silly old coot

    😂😂

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Doing the rounds at the moment

    Hehe, with you on that Numbers. Baddies on baddies. I wonder who said that?

  67. Farmer Gez

    Free Radical
    #3470257, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:18 am
    David Rowe brilliant again, has raised the hackles of a few old Cats. The happy snaps on the side table are a nice touch.

    Whereas the child of Bill (not his real name) has drawn another of his dad’s childish doodles.

    Trump will roll up nearly every state. Cuomo just put NY in play with his protest support while stopping ordinary folk from earning a living and treating the NYPD as the enemy.
    Rowe is primary school level in understanding the mood of the majority.

  68. calli

    Our Glad has said she will introduce legislation to conform to the other states.

    A “leader” who imposes arbitrary restrictions because “conformity” is not a leader.

    They are a follower.

  69. Cassie of Sydney

    I miss Bill Leak….he was too young.

  70. Tailgunner

    Trump has blown out to 1.95 on Ladbrokes.
    Biden into 2.05.

    Bernie, join PointsBet – 45 is 2/1 there already.
    Get greedy!

  71. Diogenes

    This new type of promotion “ceremony” is something Australian forces in various places – including police – have nicked off the Americans.

    Sep ’83. I was instructed to wear my Sergeants stripes with a singe stitch holding them to my Patrol Blues + no epaulettes, and bring a small pair of nail scissors on the night of my commissioning. Dad cut off the hooks and he and our HonCol (IIRC MajGen Maitland) pinned on my officer type epaulettes(one side each) that had been fitted with the single pip (I was a 2nd Lt) and shoulder flash.

    March ’85 One parade night the BN Cdr * OC unhooked the 2Lt slides on my greens, and replaced them with a set of Lts slides. Every officer promotion at 4RNSWR was marked the same way. ORs getting promoted were told to wear brassard that night, and their immediate officer superior did the brassard replacement (eg under Sgt was done by PLCdr) Sgt up by Coy Cdr, and Wo2->Wo1 was done by the Bn Cdr.

  72. Old School Conservative

    Whereas the child of Bill (not his real name) has drawn another of his dad’s childish doodles.

    I can’t make out the point of the bolding above.
    Bill Leak’s Christian names were different (Desmond Robert) but to bring it up as a detraction has got me scratching my head.

  73. calli

    Johannes’ cartoons are not childish doodles, any more than Rowe’s are fine artworks.

    The point is the message, how well it is conveyed and whether it will have historic significance. Leak senior was a master of all three.

    I liked Rowe’s reference to Nero, but the naked king meme with its Twitter codpiece is wearing a bit thin. Given the Covid angle, he might have had more success if he’d done something along the lines of Pudding Lane and plague.

    Never mind. Another day, another scribble from the Poms who must be the worst of the bunch by a country mile.

  74. Gab

    whirrwhirr is permanently banned from commenting at the Cat.

    Sinclair, can you also ban the commenter who agreed with whirrwhirr? Ta,

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘you’re on very thin ice.’

    To Management:

    Please, please please please can we keep him?

    He followed us home from school and makes us laugh ‘cos he’s funny.

    Wash your car for a month?

  76. Old School Conservative

    1735099 – I like you a lot

    Why?

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rowe’s American flags as KKK hoods

    Here you go FR.

    The Secret Racist History of the Democratic Party (May 2016, well before a certain election)

    By the mid-1860s, the Republican Party’s alliance with blacks had caused a noticeable strain on the Democrats’ struggle for electoral significance in the post-Civil War era. This prompted the Democratic Party in 1866 to develop a new pseudo-secret political action group whose sole purpose was to help gain control of the electorate. The new group was known simply by their initials, KKK (Ku Klux Klan).

    This political relationship was nationally solidified shortly thereafter during the 1868 Democratic National Convention when former Civil War General Nathan Bedford Forrest was honored as the KKK’s first Grand Wizard. But don’t bother checking the Democratic National Committee’s website for proof. For many years, even up through the 2012 Presidential Election, the DNC had omitted all related history from 1848 to 1900 from their timeline — half a century worth! Now, for the 2016 election cycle, they’ve scratched even more history. Apparently, they believe it’s easier to just lie and claim to have fought for civil rights for over 200 hundred years, while seeing fit to list only a select few distorted events as exemplary, beginning as late as the 1920s. Incredibly, the DNC conveniently jumps past more than 100 years of American history!

    Nevertheless, this sordid history is still well documented. There’s even a thirteen-volume set of Congressional investigations dating from 1872 detailing the Klan’s connection to the Democratic Party. The official documents, titled Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, irrefutably proves the KKK’s prominent role in the Democratic Party.

    So yes, American flags as KKK hoods would indeed be a fitting Antifa costume going on American history, which may not exactly repeat, but which certainly rhymes.

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    5C. here and a wind with teeth from a cross-cut saw. But spring is bursting out all over. Am running photos taken long ago, on the other monitor, as a slide show. Many of them forgotten. A cavalcade of Ozzie flora taken in King’s Park, Perth currently passes in 5 minute progression. A magnificent concept and a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours. No plant wants to be overlooked. A foul day in temporary suspension. “Behold the lilies of the field…”

  79. dover_beach

    I’m starting to think numbers has pics of Sinc in his mankini.

  80. cohenite

    This sums it up:

    Joe Hildebrand: Why Clementine Ford shouldn’t be cancelled

    The left and creatures like clem have been getting away with basically insurrection for years because there has been no consequences to their words and actions; so while they censor and commit acts of violence and government approved thuggery against conservatives no commensurate words and deeds have flowed back. We see now the result in the US with Antifa thugs running amok. A few stiff kicks, targeted arrests and real prosecution and sentencing would have nipped that in the bud.

    Hildebrand like all conservatives wants to allow clem the rights which clem won’t allow him. We see the same thing with the demorat governors of the states where the worst of the current rioting is taking place. They won’t take action because of rights and freedoms.

    It’s the inevitable confrontation between an ideal -freedom and rights – and a reality – human nature – where human nature is winning. A freedom can’t exist unless it is reciprocated and the reality is at some stage you have to fight for your freedom. Conservatives have not done this much for the last few decades until Trump came along.

    There is a further dimension to this: the freedom the left fight for is the freedom to make other non-left people do what the left want them to do. The right mainly fight for the freedom to do want they want to do. There is therefore no equivalence between what the left does and what the right mainly does not do.

    From the clem situation to the events in the US this difference between the left and the right is being played out. So far only Trump seems to get it. Hildebrand doesn’t; he thinks clem is a lovable scorpion which will reciprocate. Clem has shown she won’t reciprocate until she is made too. By and large laws and consequences are to make the left do the right thing. The right have forgotten that.

  81. Crossie

    I scroll past Rowe.

    Me too. I look for a laugh in the mornings and he ain’t it.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    I see Free Retardical’s complaining about someone (with talent) who used his preferred name, while he adopts the handle of a highly reactive and short-lived molecule.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Please, please please please can we keep him?

    Second that one. K.D.

    The old gentleman really is most amusing.

  84. mh

    Roger
    #3470205, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:32 am
    Funny how privileged prog-lefties imagine that black folk all share the same political & social views.

    Like Joe Biden.

  85. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Why?

    +lots

  86. 1735099 – I like you a lot, but you’re on very thin ice.

    I don’t react to threats, Sinc.
    It’s your forum, but I challenge you to do a quick and dirty analysis of posts here referring directly to comments about government power and exhortations to break the law and defy it during the last month or two, particularly in reference to ANZAC day.
    That material sailed through.
    It’s your blog, but any set of rules needs to be applied with consistency.

  87. stackja

    FOX 5 Atlanta News Live

    ANTIFA building barricades. Georgia law enforcement of curfew in 14 minutes.

  88. Free Radical

    understanding the mood of the majority

    Conformity to group-think? No room for satire? I see.

  89. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3470289, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:42 am
    They all miss him Cassie.”

    I was lucky to see him a few weeks before he passed. He looked unwell.

  90. cohenite

    1735099 – I like you a lot, but you’re on very thin ice.

    What’s not to like. I thought the troll had slipped through the ice and turned blue a long time ago.

  91. Crossie

    Never mind. Another day, another scribble from the Poms who must be the worst of the bunch by a country mile.

    They’re just appalling. Makes you wonder what the well less known ones are like.

  92. feelthebern

    I don’t react to threats, Sinc.

    Awwww sheeeeit.

  93. Free Radical

    You are awful … but I like you.

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3470291, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:44 am”

    Agree

  95. mh

    I don’t react to threats, Sinc.

    What about when your father told you to get your lazy arse over to Vietnam?

  96. calli

    It’s your forum, but I challenge you to do a quick and dirty analysis of posts here referring directly to comments about government power and exhortations to break the law and defy it during the last month or two, particularly in reference to ANZAC day.

    Seriously?

    I broke THE RULES on many occasions. And enjoyed myself immensely in the process. And for ANZAC day encouraged others to break curfew and place flowers on memorials.

    Are you equating that to looting and Molotov cocktail throwing?

  97. Sinclair Davidson

    I’m starting to think numbers has pics of Sinc in his mankini.

    I am not ashamed of those pics. It is the Baroness that prohibits their publication. 🙂

  98. calli

    And your Skin Care regimen shows, Doomlord. Ragu pointed it out last night. 😃

  99. Sinclair Davidson

    I challenge you to do a quick and dirty analysis of posts

    There are posts and there are comments. Do not confuse the two.

  100. Sinclair Davidson

    Ragu pointed it out last night.

    I couldn’t work out what Ragu was trying to say.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “Are you equating that to looting and Molotov cocktail throwing?”

    Ah yes…that’s his shtick…just like the comment upthread where he equated many of us to the Oklahoma bomber. Here are his words again…

    “The most vicious domestic terrorist attack on US soil prior to 9/11 was carried out by a Right wing nutjob with very similar views about government authority as those routinely posted here

    He clearly doesn’t like getting reprimanded.

  102. stackja

    Molotov cocktails used by Finnish against Soviet invaders.

  103. cohenite

    Catchy new meme vis a vis the protests:

    If you can loot in person you can vote in person.

  104. Cassie of Sydney

    ” It is the Baroness that prohibits their publication. 🙂”

    Are you an aristocrat Sinc?

  105. Bar Beach Swimmer

    From the clem situation to the events in the US this difference between the left and the right is being played out. So far only Trump seems to get it. Hildebrand doesn’t; he thinks clem is a lovable scorpion which will reciprocate. Clem has shown she won’t reciprocate until she is made too. By and large laws and consequences are to make the left do the right thing. The right have forgotten that

    Cohenite,
    It can be summarised in The Donald’s reading of The Snake

  106. calli

    The Cat. After midnight. A strange, chemically enhanced land.

    And then the Tomcat reboots the lot.

  107. Free Radical

    Why?

    +lots

    Incisive comment, maree.

  108. Crossie

    There is a further dimension to this: the freedom the left fight for is the freedom to make other non-left people do what the left want them to do. The right mainly fight for the freedom to do want they want to do. There is therefore no equivalence between what the left does and what the right mainly does not do.

    Good summation of the current state of affairs.

  109. Roger

    He clearly doesn’t like getting reprimanded.

    Interesting that he interprets a warning as a threat.

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    In 1986, during the all-too-brief school holidays I went to the Show in my little NW Vicco wheat’n’sheep town. I had a short-lived GF at the time, Michelle.

    We won a pile of stuffed animals at the sideshows, and left over from the armload Michelle eventually lumped home was a red and yellow stuffed dinosaur, about eight inches high. I threw Derek the Dinosaur (for that was the name I christened him) in a cupboard and forgot about him.

    Until I packed up and left home, when I jammed Derek in the bottom of a bag. Since then Derek has lived in every house I have, across the country and further afield. Took him to Bali once. He’s still at home now – in a back cupboard, faded to the shithouse and falling to bits but still there.

    Derek the Dinosaur serves no purpose, aside from being a mascot of sorts.

    Just like Liability Bob. No purpose. Just there in a back room cupboard, discovered sometimes while you’re looking for something else. Good for gentle amusement in unserious moments.

  111. Shy Ted

    1735099 #3470297, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:46 am
    I don’t react to threats, Sinc.

    Remind us how you didn’t react to the threat in Nam. Ran away to somewhere safer, didn’t you?

  112. cohenite

    It can be summarised in The Donald’s reading of The Snake

    Trump reads the snake:

  113. Bar Beach Swimmer

    It’s your blog, but any set of rules needs to be applied with consistency

    The high moral ground from the one who calls us and this blog “scrofulous”!

  114. mh

    Only a couple of hundred losers there in Atlanta, stack.

    They won’t be doing much.

  115. cohenite

    We don’t deserve Trump.

  116. Sinclair Davidson

    Gentlepeople – this is not an invitation to launch into numbers either.

    moving along …

  117. feelthebern

    comments about government power and exhortations to break the law and defy it during the last month or two, particularly in reference to ANZAC day.

    & today’s Karen award goes to numbers.
    On accepting his award, numbers sooked: Someone call the sheriff, someones being belligerent.

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    “Free Radical
    #3470322, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:58 am
    Why?

    +lots

    Incisive comment, maree.”

    BBS…Skin Suit Man is stalking. Perhaps it is time he was given a “holiday”.

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    “The high moral ground from the one who calls us and this blog “scrofulous”!”

    Yes…funny that…someone who loves to write…. “this scrofulous blog”.

  120. Crossie

    From the clem situation to the events in the US this difference between the left and the right is being played out. So far only Trump seems to get it. Hildebrand doesn’t; he thinks clem is a lovable scorpion which will reciprocate. Clem has shown she won’t reciprocate until she is made too. By and large laws and consequences are to make the left do the right thing. The right have forgotten that.

    Since the right is rather squeamish about enforcing any kind of speech codes nothing will change. The left have the upper hand and they know it.

  121. Filbert

    I feel sorry for your gutless, parasitic, violent ilk Sniffy Jelly-back.
    No, not really…

  122. Dr Faustus

    In I Think I’m Going To Die Of Surprise news:

    Security law in HK backed by countries

    Serbian president among supporters of China’s ‘wise, resolute’ decision

    Various countries have expressed their support for China’s decision on national security legislation for Hong Kong and condemned external interference on the issue.

    Serbia, Russia, Pakistan, Cuba, Iran and North Korea: a powerhouse bloc of high integrity, trust-based, free-thinking states. Natural companions on Emperor Xi’s belt and road journey.

  123. mh

    Serbia, Russia, Pakistan, Cuba, Iran and North Korea: a powerhouse bloc of high integrity, trust-based, free-thinking states. Natural companions on Emperor Xi’s belt and road journey.

    No Victoria?

  124. feelthebern

    China has learned from Howard Marks, the best loan-to-own merchant in the business.

  125. Bar Beach Swimmer

    New thread

  126. Mother Lode

    Hildebrand like all conservatives

    I never thought of Hildebrand as a conservative.

    He strikes me as a J Alfred Prufrock sitting among the circle of self-important women and who is invited to comment occasionally more for the novelty than curiosity. Tamed. A lap dog.

    At best I would have guessed soft left, which strident lefties call ‘conservative’.

    My impression is informed, however, from a couple of his columns, and a few snippets of that show he is on. I remember Tim Blair used to try to build him up in his column – there seemed some collegiate spirit there.

  127. OldOzzie

    stackja
    #3470265, posted on June 1, 2020 at 10:21 am
    FR you subscribe to AFR?
    I scroll past Rowe.

    Gave Rowe from Tom’s Cartoon posting a miss ages ago, and also scroll past.

    British Cartoons miss the spot, which is unusual, as British Humour is pretty good.

    As for AFR, looking at roundup today, pleased I don’t have to waste money reading – competing with ABC and expect you to pay – pretty thin print edition these days.

    eg today definitely AFR not on the side of business – one would assume that is their market

    Class actions the next political battleground

    Class actions and litigation funders have moved into the political arena with big reforms on the cards.

    Adele FergusonInvestigative journalist and columnist

    As the executive director of litigation funder Omni Bridgeway, Hugh McLernon, says: “By a great margin, it is the insurers which pay out on successful shareholder class action claims.”

    The insurers’ machinery for lessening that burden is to increase premiums.

    “In the case of shareholder class actions, it is a process by which the impact of companies breaking the law is spread across all listed companies,” McLernon says.

    “One way to decrease the burden on insurers and their policyholders is by government intervention to reduce the number and efficiency of shareholder class actions. Another way is for fewer listed companies to break the law.

    “The first way is no doubt easier, quicker and more palatable to insurers and listed companies but as with all quick fixes, the full cost of taking that alternative will emerge in due course.”

  128. Arky

    Leigh Lowe
    #3470179, posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:11 am
    Easy Flowers are best for Skin Care.

    ..
    Is this a death threat?
    Are you implying you want Perfessor Skin Care pushing up daisies?

  129. Ed Case

    Here’s some facts about ”Robodebt”:
    Centrelink monitors recipients bank accounts for undeclared income over $100.00. If they see a deposit over $100, they 1. Enquire about it by text message
    2. Enquire by e-mail
    3. Ring the person direct
    4. Write a letter informing the person that they have a Debt with Centrelink and the Due Date
    So, to be a victim of robodebt, you’ve got to be a deadshit who doesn’t answer texts, doesn’t read e-mails, doesn’t answer the phone, and doesn’t read his mail.
    That said, it serves the Government right for having 57 Varieties of people on Centrelink benefits just so they can deny that Unemployment is at disgraceful levels.

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