Monday Forum: June 1, 2020

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  1. Cassie of Sydney

    “As for Bishop Bogus “

    Bingo Calli.

  2. What really happened at St John’s –

    Friends, I am ok, but I am, frankly shaken. I was at St. John’s, Lafayette Square most of the afternoon, with fellow clergy and laypeople – and clergy from some other denominations too. We were passing out water and snacks, and helping the patio area at St. John’s, Lafayette square to be a place of respite and peace. All was well – with a few little tense moments – until about 6:15 or so. By then, I had connected with the Black Lives Matter medic team, which was headed by an EMT. Those people were AMAZING. They had been on the patio all day, and thankfully had not had to use much of the eyewash they had made. Around 6:15 or 6:30, the police started really pushing protestors off of H Street (the street between the church and Lafayette Park, and ultimately, the White House. They started using tear gas and folks were running at us for eyewashes or water or wet paper towels. At this point, Julia, one of our seminarians for next year (who is a trauma nurse) and I looked at each other in disbelief. I was coughing, her eyes were watering, and we were trying to help people as the police – in full riot gear – drove people toward us. Julia and her classmates left and I stayed with the BLM folks trying to help people. Suddenly, around 6:30, there was more tear gas, more concussion grenades, and I think I saw someone hit by a rubber bullet – he was grasping his stomach and there was a mark on his shirt. The police in their riot gear were literally walking onto the St. John’s, Lafayette Square patio with these metal shields, pushing people off the patio and driving them back. People were running at us as the police advanced toward us from the other side of the patio. We had to try to pick up what we could. The BLM medic folks were obviously well practiced. They picked up boxes and ran. I was so stunned I only got a few water bottles and my spray bottle of eyewash. We were literally DRIVEN OFF of the St. John’s, Lafayette Square patio with tear gas and concussion grenades and police in full riot gear. We were pushed back 20 feet, and then eventually – with SO MANY concussion grenades – back to K street. By the time I got back to my car, around 7, I was getting texts from people saying that Trump was outside of St. John’s, Lafayette Square. I literally COULD NOT believe it. WE WERE DRIVEN OFF OF THE PATIO AT ST. JOHN’S – a place of peace and respite and medical care throughout the day – SO THAT MAN COULD HAVE A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH!!! PEOPLE WERE HURT SO THAT HE COULD POSE IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH WITH A BIBLE! HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO STEP OVER THE MEDICAL SUPPLIES WE LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE WE WERE BEING TEAR GASSED!!!!

    I am deeply shaken. I did not see any protestors throw anything until the tear gas and concussion grenades started, and then it was mostly water bottles. I am shaken, not so much by the taste of tear gas and the bit of a cough I still have, but by the fact that that show of force was for a PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. The patio of St. John’s, Lafayette square had been HOLY GROUND today. A place of respite and laughter and water and granola bars and fruit snacks. But that man turned it into a BATTLE GROUND first, and a cheap political stunt second. I am DEEPLY OFFENDED on behalf of every protestor, every Christian, the people of St. John’s, Lafayette square, every decent person there, and the BLM medics who stayed with just a single box of supplies and a backpack, even when I got too scared and had to leave. I am ok. But I am now a force to be reckoned with.

  3. feelthebern

    He reminds me of a character from a Stephen King novel.

    Fun fact.
    Kubrick had a falling out with King over The Shining.
    In the book, Danny gets abused physically & the innuendo was sexual.
    When King found out that Kubrick wasn’t even considering including that scene, he lost his shit.

  4. calli

    Oh dear. So many words, so much indignation, only to tell us that the writer doesn’t 💖 Trump.

  5. Cassie of Sydney

    Has anyone else noticed how the pervert has said nothing about the vandalism of churches and synagogues? Mind you….he wouldn’t deplore and condemn synagogues being vandalised….would he? But now he joins the bandwagon and gets off with his faux outrage about Trump’s walk to St Johns..which is probably what any president, Republican or Demrat, would have done. The pervert is so predictable..he hasn’t even yet condemned the initial vandalism of St Johns…but why would he…that was his Antifa buddies at work.

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    “When King found out that Kubrick wasn’t even considering including that scene, he lost his shit.”

    Mind you….King’s characters are frequently “grotesque”..but even Stephen King would be shocked at our very own Toowoomba creature.

  7. calli

    You would think that a Christian BLM member would be ashamed that their organisation’s activities caused St Johns to be vandalised and boarded up.

    But no. Far better to let us all know that Trump is to blame. For calling attention to the disgusting desecration of the church.

    Twist and turn all you like, disgruntled one. The evidence sits there in all its grafittied, burned shame.

  8. feelthebern

    We were pushed back 20 feet, and then eventually – with SO MANY concussion grenades – back to K street.

    1) With so many mobile phones, incredible there’s no footage of these concussion grenades.
    2) Pushed back from St Johns church to K Street? Wow. Just wow. Release the geography fact checkers.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    “But no. Far better to let us all know that Trump is to blame. For calling attention to the disgusting desecration of the church.”

    Yep.

  10. calli

    Yes, bern. It’s 🐎💩.

  11. Nob

    Sure, if Trump wanted to walk outside instead of “cowering in his bunker” (as apparently described by eyewitnesses in said bunker), then the peaceful demonstrators would’ve just left him alone.

  12. feelthebern

    Kellyanne Conway does it again.
    To the chicky bishop:
    “It’s not her church”
    “It’s not her bible”

    I am in love with Kellyanne.
    She has been the Donald’s best weapon for almost 4 years now.

  13. Cassie of Sydney

    ““It’s not her church”
    “It’s not her bible””

    Bravo.

  14. Cassie of Sydney

    “Nob
    #3472914, posted on June 3, 2020 at 7:29 am
    Sure, if Trump wanted to walk outside instead of “cowering in his bunker” (as apparently described by eyewitnesses in said bunker), then the peaceful demonstrators would’ve just left him alone.”

    He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Before President Trump walked to St John’s….for the twenty-four hours preceding that act…..the media, both mainstream and social media sewers (although it is getting increasingly hard to differentiate between the two), were screaming and spruiking the fake news that President Trump was “cowering” in a bunker.

  15. Nob

    The video that Numbers posted about the guy arrested for eating a sandwich , or at least refusing to stop eating his sandwich, on the BART platform is disturbing and shows what happens when you empower petty bureaucrats.

    Reminds me of the beach police in Australia.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    ““It’s not her bible””

    But Bern….it’s the Toowoomba Turd’s bible.

  17. Maj

    Kellyanne Conway does it again.
    To the chicky bishop:
    “It’s not her church”
    “It’s not her bible”

    I am in love with Kellyanne.
    She has been the Donald’s best weapon for almost 4 years now.

    As Christians, Americans are called by Romans 13 to obey the President:

    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

    That goes for self-appointed church “leaders” too.

  18. Nob

    Ed Case
    #3472919, posted on June 3, 2020 at 7:36 am
    This stuff is well organised

    What’s that all about?

    What’s “BWI “and “LE”?

    Who is “D.A. Donnelly”?
    A pseudonym I presume.

  19. feelthebern

    Joe Biden will attend Floyds funeral.
    Corn Pop has said he also will be attending.

  20. feelthebern

    Montage.
    Trump strolling to St Johns church.
    Biden stumbling at Floyds funeral.
    Scene.

  21. Roger

    Antifa activists have been filmed handing money to rioters and giving them instructions.

    Meanwhile, pallets of bricks mysteriously appear on streets in targeted areas.

    It appears a lot of organising is going into these spontaneous “protests”.

  22. calli

    The memo’s gone out. The catch phrase for today is…

    Photo Opportunity

    Count how many times you hear and see it.

  23. Mother Lode

    “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart,” Biden said, going on to argue that “There’s a lot of different things that can change” in police training.’

    Great!

    Pass that on to the Democrat Mayors and Governors who run the departments where these things are happening.

    Apparently Republican cities and their police forces don’t have this problem, you shambling goose.

  24. Dave in Marybrook

    Don’t go too far down that rabbit hole, Roger. It’s a lot easier to get smartphone agit-whiteys to a pile of pavers than it is to get a pallet of bricks to a tactical drop-off in a crowded city.

  25. MatrixTransform

    This is not, I say again – NOT – a flounce

    sounds like they’re eloping

  26. Cassie of Sydney

    “you shambling goose.”

    Ahhhh…but he’s our goose. Aren’t we lucky?

  27. Ellie

    So the push-up challenge started in the office. Every couple of hours we’d stop and do as many as we could. Now it’s squats. Am doing both at home morning, midday and evening. Muscles on muscles. Feel the burn!

  28. Farmer Gez

    Sky news had better get that tool Peter Stefanovic off air before they lose all the audience.
    This morning you could only conclude that bowing down to the looting mob is the only way to peace and great healing words will stop criminal gangs taking over the streets at night.
    Sky news is fast becoming a clown act in the ABC circus.

  29. Nob

    Dave in Marybrook
    #3472943, posted on June 3, 2020 at 8:02 am
    Don’t go too far down that rabbit hole, Roger. It’s a lot easier to get smartphone agit-whiteys to a pile of pavers than it is to get a pallet of bricks to a tactical drop-off in a crowded city.

    I got caught in a “football riot” near the Vicente Calderon in Madrid.

    Bottles and flares flying over our heads.

    The bars on the street had “plastic glasses outside only” but the thugs simply went round the back and found the wheelie bins full of empty bottles and wheeled them round the front.

    Interesting thing I picked up was that neither side was that really bothered about the other but both were looking for a fight with the police.

  30. Dave in Marybrook

    Oi Gez, quick opinion please-
    Numnuts local anaesthetic tailing method. Any experience or thoughts?

  31. Mater

    And unless the quality of the US military has improved out of sight since the last time I had anything to do with them, calling out the National Guard will make the situation worse.

    FMD

    Bob,
    Were you, or were you not, brassed up by one of your own Platoons in Vietnam? Such professionalism!
    Why don’t you give us a run down of your bush experience embedded within the US military. You know, first hand experience of that which you espouse, rather than popular myth.

  32. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ellie”
    #3472950, posted on June 3, 2020 at 8:17 am
    So the push-up challenge started in the office. Every couple of hours we’d stop and do as many as we could. Now it’s squats. Am doing both at home morning, midday and evening. Muscles on muscles. Feel the burn!

    I love and need some”burn”….got news last night that my pilates studio is reopening on 13 June….can’t wait.

  33. Roger

    It’s a lot easier to get smartphone agit-whiteys to a pile of pavers than it is to get a pallet of bricks to a tactical drop-off in a crowded city.

    In some instances it’s piles of pavers in others the pallets are visible.

  34. Ellie

    I love and need some”burn”….got news last night that my pilates studio is reopening on 13 June….can’t wait.

    Awesome!

    The initiative started in office when the gyms closed. I’ve continued it when working from home, which is three days a week.

  35. mh

    Armed LA locals successfully repel rioters/looters while cop cars keep driving past not wanting to get involved

    https://twitter.com/FOXLA/status/1267636735170588674?s=20

  36. Ed Case

    Mater at 8:26 am:
    Read recently of an American Officer enquiring of a captured German Officer at the Battle of The Bulge what the German opinion of the American’s fighting capabilities was.
    German’s answer: ” You know the American opinion of the Italians fighting capabilities …?”

  37. Farmer Gez

    Dave.

    Never used it and I don’t know any sheep blokes that do.
    I’m a cropper mostly but there are some very big and quite famous studs not far away. I know that some have tried it but it’s way to expensive and slows up the process of marking lambs.
    Having lambs in cradles for long periods is counterproductive to good outcomes as the lamb has to mother up again on release.
    Our current process with marking:
    Ring on tail and nuts.
    Electronic tag in ear.
    Two injections of vaccines for all lambs.
    Ovine Johnes vaccine injection for ewe lambs (dangerous stuff if you get a dose by accident).

    This already takes a long time to achieve. I’ve never seen a price advantage for anaesthetic use at a sale yard. Proper vaccination records are highly regarded both by the breeding buyers and the meat job.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    German’s answer: ” You know the American opinion of the Italians fighting capabilities …?”

    The Battle of the Bulge was in late 1944.
    Care to fill us in on what happened next?

  39. mh

    Comment in twitter thread above ⬆️

    ʟɛօռ
    @LeonGoudikian
    ·
    19h
    Replying to
    @FOXLA
    When the police came they cuffed the ones helping to protect the store. The looters ran off, don’t know if they were caught. The reporter tries valiantly to tell police they have the wrong people (in clips 2 and 3.)

  40. Ed Case

    The pallets of bricks are next to the footpath and enclosed by traffic control devices.
    Presumably the locations are made known by phone and the ‘protesters’ congregate and await the signal.
    The umbrella is raised by the guy with the hammer, he smashes the glass, then heads off to the next location.

  41. Dr Faustus

    Sure, if Trump wanted to walk outside instead of “cowering in his bunker” (as apparently described by eyewitnesses in said bunker)…

    ‘Eyewitnesses’ obediently riffing off China’s shitposting.
    #wellcoordinatedtreachery

  42. Dave in Marybrook

    Thanks Gez-
    The stuff is only just making it’s way to WA. I can absorb the extra job- I’m doing less than 1000- but I’m suspicious it will lead to a lot more time in the cradle, and cascade thru the whole job. It’s a welfare isuue… ie the only way the lovely vet wife will get amongst it. Complicating things is senior management holds the whip hand, and it must get passed in principal by him.
    I might end up doing ram lambs only for the nut sack side, and keep on chopping tails with the gas knife. Oral anti-inflammatories can be good for the medium term, ie a few days- metaloxicam in particular, it’s magic potion for dogs. Can’t be used on humans tho… suicide fantasies apparently.

  43. mh

    Liberty Quote
    In Minneapolis, you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one.

    Rush Limbaugh

  44. Mater

    Mater at 8:26 am:
    Read recently of an American Officer enquiring of a captured German Officer at the Battle of The Bulge what the German opinion of the American’s fighting capabilities was.
    German’s answer: ” You know the American opinion of the Italians fighting capabilities …?”

    And yet, the Germans, Italians and Japanese were defeated.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Is Trump’s pressure on Dem state governors having in impact?
    Well, it seems it might be.

  46. Infidel Tiger King

    Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec
    ·
    18m
    BREAKING: 2 crates filled with pipe bombs discovered near Korean War Memorial in DC after suspects spotted in bushes. Federal assets in pursuit

    The left’s foot soldiers are upgrading.

  47. Farmer Gez

    It all depends on your operation Dave.
    We breed first cross, so mulesing isn’t on our job list. We’re always told that we’d get better prices for our ewe line if we went the chop but we’ve usually get near the top of the market by having big framed well presented sheep year after year.

    I don’t see the need for the job as the fly treatment available now are so good and long lasting.
    Your probably like me, in so far as you avoid unnecessary jobs.

  48. mh

    White liberal virtue signallers encounter rioters

    Ami Horowitz
    @AmiHorowitz
    ·
    2h
    This is so nuts. Sad, but kind of hilarious

    https://twitter.com/AmiHorowitz/status/1267908030206816259?s=20

  49. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Keep up this offensive posturing horseshit you clueless hypocritical narcissistic arseholes and the grounds will remain empty long after the pointless fascist restrictions on our way of life have ended.

    If all you’re capable of doing is kicking a football, no sensible person will be remotely interested in your worthless opinion on anything else, you stupid pampered prats.

  50. Ed Case

    The Plains Indians were defeated too, but I don’t recall anyone praising the fighting abilities of the U.S. Army of the day.
    Anyway, what we’re seeing now is police arresting people protecting lives and property from rioters.
    I’m predicting this isn’t a one off and police will become extremely heavy handed on these people.
    Trump will then send elite units into the suburbs and the slaughter begins.

  51. Mater

    Ami Horowitz
    @AmiHorowitz
    ·
    2h
    This is so nuts. Sad, but kind of hilarious

    https://twitter.com/AmiHorowitz/status/1267908030206816259?s=20

    Brilliant!

  52. feelthebern

    Stimpy & mh’s posts.
    V funny.

  53. Dr Faustus

    ABC News Politics@ABCPolitics
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirms reports that his daughter, Chiara de Blasio, was arrested at a protest: “I’m proud of her that she cares so much, and she was willing to go out there and do something about it.”

    NYC under control.

  54. feelthebern

    18m
    BREAKING: 2 crates filled with pipe bombs discovered near Korean War Memorial in DC after suspects spotted in bushes. Federal assets in pursuit

    There are cameras all over DC.
    Are they saying they don’t know who did this?
    Seriously.

  55. feelthebern

    de Blasio & Cuomo come from different parts of the DNC.
    It doesn’t surprise me they are at odds.

  56. Mater

    The Plains Indians were defeated too, but I don’t recall anyone praising the fighting abilities of the U.S. Army of the day.

    Just wow!
    So the Germans, Italians and Japanese were using bows and arrows against US firearms?
    No, the Axis powers were probably far more technologically advanced.
    What a stupid analogy.

  57. stackja

    Between 3am and 5am it is Tom time.

  58. Farmer Gez

    Mater at 8:26 am:
    Read recently of an American Officer enquiring of a captured German Officer at the Battle of The Bulge what the German opinion of the American’s fighting capabilities was.
    German’s answer: ” You know the American opinion of the Italians fighting capabilities …?”

    Call in the Marines.
    Dad was a teenager during WWII but had marines on R&R from the Pacific campaign stay at the farm. They had a low opinion of the army and resented having to retake territory after the army lost it.

  59. feelthebern

    This is the daily crap that African Americans have to put up with in the Land of the Free.
    “Freedom” is selectively applied by US police.
    It’s universal, irrespective of the political colour of the relevant administration.
    It’s deeply embedded in American culture.
    I witnessed it personally a few years ago.

    numbers still waiting on your big reveal.
    Please tell us what you witnessed, chose to not report during your extensive holiday blogs, but now have decided to share with us.
    Please.

  60. Mater

    The Plains Indians were defeated too, but I don’t recall anyone praising the fighting abilities of the U.S. Army of the day.

    And BTW Ed, I wasn’t “praising the fighting abilities of the U.S. Army”, I just don’t abide people denigrating them based on bias, heresay and popular myth.

    I take it you’ve served with the Americans? Care to share?

  61. cohenite

    The Beer whisperer
    #3472864, posted on June 3, 2020 at 4:52 am
    Just days before the George Floyd death, this video of a young male nurse beating the shit out of a geriatric old man in a nursing home was doing the rounds on Twitter, yet it didn’t even make the news, let alone cause riots worldwide.
    Whether it was racism is debatable, but the intentional malice is clear as day. How the absolute fuck did this not make the news?? Obviously didn’t fit any of the chosen narratives.

    Great point. Also nearly all the cops who have been shot during the riots have been black. God I hate the left.

  62. cohenite

    Speaking of the left bullshit BLM, riots crap being imported to Australia and the low energy protests about 67th nations dying in jail, this:

    Abstract:
    Twenty-five years has passed since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). This paper examines the trends and characteristics of Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991–92, using data obtained through the National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP). NDICP data show Indigenous people are now less likely than non-Indigenous people to die in prison custody, largely due to a decrease in the death rate of Indigenous prisoners from 1999–2000 to 2005–06. Coinciding with this decrease in the death rate of Indigenous prisoners is a decrease in the hanging death rate of Indigenous prisoners. Monitoring trends and characteristics of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous deaths in custody supports the development of proactive strategies addressing this important issue.

  63. Boambee John

    They’re not sure who did it. They’re not sure how it was done. He’ll they’re not even sure it happened. But that doesn’t matter these days in an Australian court room.

    To borrow from the execrable AOC, “Some people did something”.

  64. feelthebern

    To borrow from the execrable AOC, “Some people did something”.

    Wrong TYT backed candidate.

  65. Dr Faustus

    In Children In The Attic news:

    Call for Australia to join Asia in coordinated approach to recovering from coronavirus

    A group of prominent economists, politicians and leaders, including a senior Australian public servant, are calling on the Federal Government to formally work with Asia to bring the global economy back from the “savage impact” of COVID-19.

    In a report released today, the group urged Australia and Asian neighbours including China, India, Japan and the 10 member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to coordinate financial, trade, public health and food security policies after the pandemic.

    Adam Triggs, a co-author of the plan and director of research at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Asian Bureau of Economic Research:

    “Why it is that we continue to focus on Europe and traditional Western partners in economic matters, it is a bit strange.”

    Yes, a bit strange.
    Somewhere, Emperor Xi smiles very slightly…

  66. stackja

    PRESS RELEASE
    June 2, 2020
    “Rank-and-file New York City police officers were out on the street last night doing our job. Tonight, we’ll go out and do it again. It’s not our fault that our city and state governments can’t plan and work together, but we are suffering the consequences. Police officers are being run down, knocked down and almost shot on a nightly basis. The political tug of war between Albany and City Hall needs to stop, because it is putting police officers in danger.”

  67. stackja

    Dr Faustus
    #3473006, posted on June 3, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Confucian say?

  68. cohenite

    Finally Tom’s toons, great as usual with the british toons execrable and rowe insane but the Yanks are consistently brilliant and in a tight field this was the best today:

    https://cdn.creators.com/218/279731/279731_image.jpg

  69. cohenite

    To borrow from the execrable AOC, “Some people did something”.

    It wasn’t the execrable aoc but the even more execrable omar:

  70. stackja

    An 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force battalion arrived to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland Monday evening for a civil unrest mission…

    The 82nd Airborne Division was to conquer various targets during the night of June 5-6, 1944 as part of Operation Neptune attached to Operation Overlord

  71. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pelosi calls on Trump to focus on ‘unifying our country’ during unrest over George Floyd death

    The ironing it hurts. This after the impeachment circus and prior to that, the Blasey-Ford charade.

  72. Were you, or were you not, brassed up by one of your own Platoons in Vietnam? Such professionalism!
    Why don’t you give us a run down of your bush experience embedded within the US military. You know, first hand experience of that which you espouse, rather than popular myth.

    Since you ask, I witnessed three events involving the Yanks.
    The first was a firepower demonstration we were given when we first arrived in country. The whole battalion was marched to an area outside Nui Dat and shown in turn demonstrations of Australian artillery and mortars, Australian gunships (Bushrangers), and Canberras – all very accurate and comforting. The only US participation was an F100 demonstrating a napalm strike. It came in 500 metres off target, and because the air-ground transmissions were broadcast over loudspeakers, we could hear the pilot panicking because he knew he was off target, and was worried about friendlies.
    The next time the “professional” Yanks provided backup was when we hit bunkers on 22nd April. A napalm strike was called in, but it landed on the wrong side of the river, and nearly cleaned up 4 platoon which had vacated the area just before the strike.
    The there was an incident (date forgotten, but during the second op) when we were ambushing a track junction. It was dusk and we had just stood to, when we heard primaries going off at the Horseshoe. Next thing, a salvo landed just in front of our position. Fortunately, the shrapnel went forward, away from us. The sig got on the net, saying “check fire all locations”, just as we heard a second lot of primaries. These were slightly closer. Then we were told to take cover because a third salvo was on the way, as the culprits had only been alerted whilst it was in the air. It was the closest of the lot, and I remember the sounds the rounds made the last few seconds before they landed. We were hit with stuff, but it was vegetation, not shrapnel.
    We found out later that it was an H & I mission targeting the track junction we were ambushing – somehow the gunners were unaware of the location of friendlies.
    I spent a bit of time at the Horseshoe where a detachment of these self-propelled guns were stationed, and marijuana could be detected wafting across from the gunners lines if the wind was blowing the right way. We wondered what other substances which may have reduced their efficiency at the time were being used.
    Back then, many Yank units were the proverbial shower of shit.
    Of course, the best index of professionalism is probably fragging.
    There were 209 incidents of fragging in US units the year I was in Vietnam.
    AFAIK, there was only one in an Australian unit in 23 November 1969, Lt Bob Convery (9RAR) was killed when a grenade exploded while he was sleeping in his tent at Nui Dat.
    So if you want to use friendly fire and fragging as measures of “professionalism” go for it.
    The Septics don’t look good.

  73. Makka

    An 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force battalion arrived to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland Monday evening for a civil unrest mission…

    Let’s see if they take a knee.

  74. Ed Case

    And BTW Ed, I wasn’t “praising the fighting abilities of the U.S. Army”, I just don’t abide people denigrating them based on bias, heresay and popular myth.

    I don’t abide it either, Mater.
    As a matter of fact, their Air Force has a similar rep for getting the job done.
    I refer to the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921, when it bombed striking West Virginia coalminers.

  75. calli

    AOC, “Some people did something”.

    That was Incestuous Omar.

  76. feelthebern

    Uber this morning.
    Driver listening to the ABC.
    He says after a report regarding the US riots “You don’t see these kinds of riots in China”.
    I didn’t take the bait & I still gave him 5 stars due to his excellent driving.

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Farmers’ live export win will limit the power of emotional lobbyingRobert GottliebsenFollow @BGottliebsen

    53 minutes ago June 3, 2020
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    The “farmers’ case” is much bigger than simply a substantial government payout to the rural communities who suffered at the hands of the Gillard government. The Federal Court decision has the potential to change the way federal and state governments, local regulators and even the Australian Taxation Office make decisions. Accordingly we are looking at a precedent that has widespread implications for wide areas of the community.

    When the National Farmers Federation decided to help fund a test case to determine whether the Gillard government’s action in banning live cattle exports was legal, it knew it was a long shot.

    No one had ever before successfully prosecuted a case which challenged the basis of cabinet authority in Australia.

    But farmers also knew that if they succeeded, it would rewrite the way many government organisations make decisions in Australia. It would also reduce some of the risks in farming and a lot of other industries.

    Moreover, the facts in this case were so clear-cut and the government’s actions so obviously irresponsible that it was a perfect set of circumstances to run a test case. It was not surprising that the Federal Court backed the farmers.

    In essence the Gillard government responded to a highly emotional television broadcast and then a volley of social and another media pressure. Fact checking and alternative strategies and rural community impact were not an important part of the Gillard government decision making process. It was all about political pressure by groups who wanted to ban live animal exports. All of us can reel off strings of environmental and climate decisions that have been made in exactly the same way in recent years.

    From the Oz. All those “Karens.”

  78. feelthebern

    Coffee shop this morning.
    Soy boy asks Thai barista: Is there a designated waiting area for my coffee ?
    Nothing surprises me in Sydney anymore.
    Nothing.

  79. stackja

    Park Police defends actions clearing protesters near White House, says ‘no tear gas was used’

    “At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids,” the USPP said in a statement. “The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.”

    Still, the Park Police acknowledged using smoke canisters and pepper balls on the protesters.

    “As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls when protestors did scatter from the area,” the statement said.

    Not Channel Seven reported?

  80. mh

    feelthebern
    #3472986, posted on June 3, 2020 at 9:00 am
    Stimpy & mh’s posts.
    V funny.

    Same video!
    Worth posting twice

  81. calli

    All the people crying “Not my President” for four years now want Trump to be President and Do Something.

  82. calli

    “As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls when protestors did scatter from the area,” the statement said.

    No stun grenades? But a BLM member giving aid and food to the good people on the church porch said there were.

    I’m shocked.

  83. Old School Conservative

    This is so nuts. Sad, but kind of hilarious

    Not kind of. Very, gut hurting, schadenboner hilarious.
    I was upset to see the end of the beer pong game though.

  84. Dr Faustus

    In Lucky He Survived news:

    NSW Police Commissioner says officer who kicked Indigenous teen during Surry Hills arrest ‘had a bad day’

    Nevertheless, the usual suspects try to whip up community anger:

    When asked about the arrest, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian responded that “we still have a long way to go in our country”.

    “What happened in the US is a good wake-up call for all of us, and I think that all of us have our hearts breaking as to what’s happening in the United States,” she said.

    “And we have to ensure that we can do what we can in our own country to protect all of our citizens.”

    Way to go, ma’am.
    Now stand down your fascist paramilitary and let justice reign over us…

  85. mh

    Any other time you would believe this is comedy:

    Zoomer Clips
    @ZoomerClips
    Unreal…

    https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1267657673845075968?s=20

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good point on Michael Smith – we can’t have ANZAC day services, but the BLM protests go ahead in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with Government approval.

  87. Mater

    The whole battalion was marched to an area outside Nui Dat and shown in turn demonstrations of Australian artillery and mortars, Australian gunships (Bushrangers), and Canberras – all very accurate and comforting. The only US participation was an F100 demonstrating a napalm strike. It came in 500 metres off target, and because the air-ground transmissions were broadcast over loudspeakers, we could hear the pilot panicking because he knew he was off target, and was worried about friendlies.

    So you didn’t see Australian jets doing close air support (which is phenomenally difficult, especially in the jungle), but you just assume they’d do better?

    The next time the “professional” Yanks provided backup was when we hit bunkers on 22nd April. A napalm strike was called in, but it landed on the wrong side of the river, and nearly cleaned up 4 platoon which had vacated the area just before the strike.

    See above.

    We found out later that it was an H & I mission targeting the track junction we were ambushing – somehow the gunners were unaware of the location of friendlies.

    Are you sure your own HQ’s passed on the information about your location? Takes two to tango.

    I spent a bit of time at the Horseshoe where a detachment of these self-propelled guns were stationed, and marijuana could be detected wafting across from the gunners lines if the wind was blowing the right way. We wondered what other substances which may have reduced their efficiency at the time were being used.

    Keep wondering (and assuming), you sniffer dog, you.

    Of course, the best index of professionalism is probably fragging.
    There were 209 incidents of fragging in US units the year I was in Vietnam.

    We’ve previously completely debunked your bullshit about fragging in the US military in Vietnam.

  88. Boambee John

    And unless the quality of the US military has improved out of sight since the last time I had anything to do with them, calling out the National Guard will make the situation worse.

    For the bin chicken, it will always be 1970.

  89. MemoryFault

    The Federal Court decision has the potential to change the way federal and state governments, local regulators and even the Australian Taxation Office make decisions.

    How and why?

    Federal and state governments, local regulators and even the Australian Taxation Office don’t actually pay these fines and payouts – the Australian taxpayers do. In other words, each “win” is simply the opportunity to cost ourselves more money.

    Just another case of divide and conquer while the actual bureaucrat perpetrators laugh themselves silly while working out how many more “public servants” they will need to cope with the extra workload.

  90. Geriatric Mayfly

    “And we have to ensure that we can do what we can in our own country to protect all of our citizens.”

    Presumably from all adolescent, anti-social grubs of either colour or pallor.

  91. Mater

    I don’t abide it either, Mater.

    Really?

    Read recently of an American Officer enquiring of a captured German Officer at the Battle of The Bulge what the German opinion of the American’s fighting capabilities was.
    German’s answer: ” You know the American opinion of the Italians fighting capabilities …?”

    Myth, generalisation, hearsay. The trio.

  92. Old School Conservative

    Speaking about hilarious incidents, here’s another one.

    Chris Masters accuses Ben Roberts-Smith of boasting about having shot an Afghan.
    It happened “on or about” October 21 2012.

    Ben R-S then proves he was on another mission elsewhere at that time.
    Not just on another mission elsewhere, but the Army gave him an official commendation for his actions at that time.

    So the newspapers apply to have the date of the incident moved to November 5.

    Ben R-S is being stitched up and if wasn’t so serious the errors of SMH and The Age would be hilarious.

  93. Struth

    Anyone who has been to the states knows this.
    A white man takes his life in his hands going through a black neighborhood, but blacks are free to be anywhere.
    There is more freedom for racist blacks in America than there is for whites.

    However, there is often talk of reaching peak insanity here on this blog.
    Then we find we haven’t.

    How can it be we have any restrictions anywhere now the left can protest in this country without social distancing, and be given a clear indication that they will not be arrested if they do so, before the protest, by the police?

    Mrs Struth said it’s utterly ridiculous.

    That implies a level of stupidity.

    It’s like saying, I’ve just been bashed and robbed, how ridiculous.

    It’s not ridiculous, it is a serious crime that has been committed against you.
    It’s not just “ridiculous”
    It requires the seeking of justice.

    What we have had done to us and continue to have done is not just ridiculous.

    It is a very serious number of crimes and they have been committed by those we know.
    Those that have heard of our constitution, and have no excuse as to why they ignored it and grabbed power by lying and through sheer force of arms.

    Keeping a nation in this state of socialist totalitarian control, while allowing those who fight for the destruction of our democracy and sovereignty a free hand to ignore all that has been forced by unlawful decree upon us, is showing all that this never, ever, had anything to do with a virus.
    And it shows quite clearly that we are being restricted in our movements, suppressed and separated from our loved ones, and our livelihoods, and lifetime itself, precious, stolen from us, we are being given time limits in hotels and the list of restrictions is endless.
    There is no freedom yet, and will there ever be again.
    These are massive crimes that have been enacted on us by criminals who have now proven via their police responses to certain segments of the populace, that a virus was nothing to do with it.
    It was just to scare the west into failure to stop it starting to fight back and win, with Brexit and Trump.

    There needs to be a re-examining of the death penalty, I believe this is so bad.

    And all in the “national cabinet” are guilty as charged.

  94. H B Bear

    Channel Nein better get out the cheque book for another Fauxfacts payout. And hope their lawyers have done their job.

  95. Ed Case

    Just for the hypothetical record Mater:
    During the 1942 Battle of Brisbane, which side would you have been on?
    Aussies Diggers protesting U.S. Provost Marshals murdering Diggers in cold blood in the streets, or
    toasting your best buds in the Officers Club?

  96. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mr McClintock also accused Nine of a second error relating to the date of an alleged incident in which Mr Roberts-Smith is ¬accused of taking a number of Afghans off a Hilux and then boasting about having shot one. Originally, the newspapers said the incident had occurred on or about October 21, 2012.

    In response, Mr Roberts-Smith said he was on another mission at the time, for which he received an official commendation. The newspapers on Tuesday applied to have the date of the incident moved to November 5.

    Mr McClintock said this fact was known to one of the authors of the article, Chris Masters, who referred to the operation in which Mr Roberts-Smith received the commendation in his book about the Afghan conflict. “Where is Mr Masters to explain how, in his defence, an allegation that he must have known was false, appears?’’ Mr McClintock said.

    The new allegations about Sola and Syahchow had only emerged because the newspapers had been forced to concede “major errors” in their earlier accounts, he said. Justice Anthony Besanko will rule on the amended defence at a later date.

    From the Oz.

  97. We’ve previously completely debunked your bullshit about fragging in the US military in Vietnam.

    Go back and read your link.
    You didn’t “debunk” it at all.
    The figures are correct and stand.
    What your “debunking” did was to background the behaviour referring, inter alia, to drug use.

    From your link –

    Almost 90 percent of these men were intoxicated on a wide assortment of substances at the time of the fragging, which mostly occurred at night

    It confirms what I just posted.
    Thanks muchly.

  98. Mater

    As a matter of fact, their Air Force has a similar rep for getting the job done.
    I refer to the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921, when it bombed striking West Virginia coalminers.

    Ed. FYI

    Upon their arrival to West Virginia, the chance of aerial bombardment by the Air Service was quickly snuffed out. Fully loaded with bombs and machine guns when they left their home base of Langley, VA, the 88th Squadron’s planes were stripped of all weaponry before flying over Blair Mountain. Bandholdtz’s orders were clear. “You will under no circumstances drop any bombs or fire any machine guns or do anything to unnecessarily excite the invaders,” he wrote in a dispatch. While the 88th Squadron was used to assess the situation on Blair Mountain from above, there would be no demonstration of the Air Service’s armed abilities in West Virginia.

    There were, however, a trio of private biplanes rented by Sheriff Chafin that were not under the strict orders of restraint from General Bandholtz. On September 2—the same day as the Squadron’s arrival in West Virginia—Chafin ordered his own small air force to drop gas and makeshift bombs on the miners’ positions on Blair Mountain. Though none of these aerial assaults struck their intended targets, Mitchell’s braggadocious comments to the Charleston press the week before led many to believe that the Army had conducted the bombing runs, a myth that remains today.

    What did I say about myths?

  99. EvilElvis

    Speaking of the left bullshit BLM, riots crap being imported to Australia and the low energy protests about 67th nations dying in jail

    A direct result of low energy, state funded media banging the race drum in a push for relevance.

    So fucking pathetic and cookie cutter examples of their despised American brothers in arms. Old, white, rich off of the productivity of the common man, diversity hacks that need to drive this race shit to fulfill their legacies as their empty, unproductive lives will not fill the void.

  100. calli

    If the US is so racist, why did they elect a black President?

    Twice.

  101. Mater

    Just for the hypothetical record Mater:
    During the 1942 Battle of Brisbane, which side would you have been on?
    Aussies Diggers protesting U.S. Provost Marshals murdering Diggers in cold blood in the streets, or
    toasting your best buds in the Officers Club?

    Dunno, Ed.
    Unlike you, I wasn’t there. I won’t speculate based on bias, hearsay or popular myth.

  102. calli

    They baulked at Hillary though.

    A bridge too far.

  103. Mater

    Almost 90 percent of these men were intoxicated on a wide assortment of substances at the time of the fragging, which mostly occurred at night

    It confirms what I just posted.
    Thanks muchly.

    Were these same individuals on the gun line, or too busy fragging people they held a grudge against?

  104. EvilElvis

    Good point on Michael Smith – we can’t have ANZAC day services, but the BLM protests go ahead in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with Government approval.

    Zulu, we can’t go for a drive up into the north of our state as we need to protect the vulnerable blacks from covid19. But a bunch of blacks can gather closely and protest with other diseased riddled filth of the countries CBD sewers with gay abandon.

    What a fucking country.

  105. Coffee shop this morning.
    Soy boy asks Thai barista: Is there a designated waiting area for my coffee ?
    Nothing surprises me in Sydney anymore.
    Nothing.

    In chilly Toowoomba yesterday I rocked up for my regular morning coffee.
    They have an arrangement where you wait until there are two people only in the shop, and then go in and place your order. Then you wait outside (in the cold) and your coffee is brought to you by the barista.
    It works OK until ignorant and entitled pricks, who are too thick to read the signs ignore the two queues – one waiting to go in to order, and the other waiting for coffee which has been ordered – and muscle straight into the shop.
    One bloke did this yesterday, and abused the barista when she (politely) told him to read the sign and join the queue outside. He flounced off….
    Couldn’t help wondering if he was a Catallaxy poster.

  106. Boambee John

    To borrow from the execrable AOC, “Some people did something”.

    It wasn’t the execrable aoc but the even more execrable omar:

    It’s so hard to separate the basket of execrables!

  107. stackja

    Battle of Brisbane was about girls and USA not understand Australia. Doug didn’t know either.

  108. Farmer Gez

    The sippy cup is back!

  109. Mater

    Ok, so 8th Dan has divided up into two socks, so that his particular traits couldn’t be sheeted home to a single replacement player. Free Radical and Ed Case.
    Free Radical was eradicated (his responsibilities were easily identifiable)
    The nom de plume ‘Ed Case‘ was assigned the role of defending Bob.

    I see you, Dan, Grigs, et al.

  110. Johno

    AFAIK, there was only one in an Australian unit in 23 November 1969,

    Not long after I joined 6RAR, someone lobbed a grenade into the Coy Commanders tent. It happened just as the Major returned to his tent,he was carrying his dress uniform and he put it on a hook near the entrance, the grenade hit the uniform and dropped to the top of the sandbags.Incredibly, no-one was injured.

    Amazing that the quivering blanket counter hadn’t heard about that one.

  111. Infidel Tiger King

    Any other time you would believe this is comedy:

    Zoomer Clips
    @ZoomerClips
    Unreal…

    https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1267657673845075968?s=20

    He should have asked for a head job. She would have given it.

    While people are cooked.

  112. Dr Faustus

    An official study has found that black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19.

    So, reading the MSM report, sounds like horrid racism happening somewhere.

    However, reading the ‘official study’ it appears that comorbidities (particularly diabetes and obesity), occupation, and concentrated urban living play a significant role in this statistical disparity.

    Strange that these factors don’t get a mention.
    #dontspoilthenarrative

  113. What a fucking country.

    You can always head East.
    The USA is a great country.
    Rioting in the streets.
    Police brutality.
    Martial law.
    You’d be right at home.

  114. Old School Conservative

    Bob, RUOK?

    You keep swinging wildly between obnoxious shit stirring and “we’re all in this together” anecdotes.

  115. Infidel Tiger King

    I love Ed and Numbers alternate histories.

    Very funny stuff.

  116. Exit Stage Right

    So,
    Channel 7 have trotted out the blustering, bloated bastard Kevin Rudd as their resident expert on the riots in the USA , “as I now live there”, blah, blah. Anti Trump with every word spoken, Obama would have handled the situation much better etc, etc.
    Q, Why did Ch7 think anybody would be interested in what a twice failed ex PM had to say on anything?
    A, They knew he would trot out the leftist, Anti Trump diatribe they were seeking.
    Evil bastards. Just as bad as ChNein and approaching ABC in the bias stakes.
    Geez that Rudd looked terrible. Looks like he’s been on the piss big time.
    Why am I watching Ch7 I hear you say?
    Wifey happened to have it on-I got accused of not listening “to both sides” so I came here to escape.

  117. feelthebern

    Someone doesn’t line up at coffee shop.
    numbers says it’s a Cat.
    He’s pussied out regarding calling us Tim McVeigh, so now he calls us coffee line jumpers.

  118. feelthebern

    numbers is such a Karen.

  119. Ed Case

    On Robert Gottliebsen’s comments about the effects of the Live Export decision:
    Wouldn’t that mean that Federal Cabinet couldn’t enforce any decision?
    No matter that the L.E. Ban was stupid, if it is now illegal, what about Operation Sovereign Borders or Peter Dutton booting Kiwi Lifers after they’re paroled?
    Or any decision that someone somewhere with access to legal funding doesn’t like?

  120. Farmer Gez

    Mater
    #3473073, posted on June 3, 2020 at 10:06 am
    Ok, so 8th Dan has divided up into two socks, so that his particular traits couldn’t be sheeted home to a single replacement player. Free Radical and Ed Case.

    Give Dan a break. They sacked him from his job as a jizz barista at the zoo’s elephant breeding program.

  121. feelthebern

    Also numbers:
    Please call the sheriff.
    Someone is being belligerent.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, we can’t go for a drive up into the north of our state as we need to protect the vulnerable blacks from covid19

    Umm, I live on the edge of the Wheatbelt region. Couldn’t even pop down to Dan Murphy’s in Midland.

  123. Old School Conservative

    I have a great deal of sympathy for the young woman forced to her knees.
    She was facing a potentially dangerous man whose aggressive questioning could easily be seen as direct threats.
    She may have been simply protecting herself from harm by doing what she was told until help arrived. (Not that the passer-by was any help)
    Her actions seemed to be conciliatory time-delay actions.

    The camera man/interviewer needs a good dose of Channel 7 policing.

  124. feelthebern

    numbers, you haven’t told us what you witnessed in the US regarding police bullying the black man.
    Please tell us your story.
    Also please tell us why we haven’t heard it before now.

  125. Struth

    You must be up in arms with those terrible left wing protesters who aren’t social distancing and have been told they won’t be arrested for not doing so, Sniffy Mc Hypocrite.
    You must be beside yourself with fear.

    Who are you more angry at, the left wing cops, or the left wing killers out there about to bring on a second wave, (even though we didn’t get a first wave)?

  126. lotocoti

    Very funny stuff.

    Anyone happen to know which edition of Commando Comics had U.S. Provost Marshals murdering Diggers in cold blood in the streets?

  127. Dr Faustus

    In response, Mr Roberts-Smith said he was on another mission at the time, for which he received an official commendation. The newspapers on Tuesday applied to have the date of the incident moved to November 5.

    If I get this correctly, the idea is that a court can be asked by a publisher to retrospectively correct incorrect reporting.

    Way to go. Agile.
    Roberts Smith was clearly on the Grassy Knoll in Dallas in 1963…

  128. Cassie of Sydney

    “Couldn’t help wondering if he was a Catallaxy poster.”

    We own the Toowoomba Turd completely. He is even thinking about us when he is buying a coffee…..a hermetically sealed coffee…of course.

  129. Johno

    When I was with 8RAR, my coy went to an American FB, we stayed about two weeks,patrolling etc. There were a couple of heavy artillery units that pretty much fired all day and night. Not once did I smell marijuana.. Sniffy seems to have absorbed every anti-american meme in the universe.

  130. Mater

    You must be up in arms with those terrible left wing protesters who aren’t social distancing and have been told they won’t be arrested for not doing so, Sniffy Mc Hypocrite.
    You must be beside yourself with fear.

    They’re killing Nanna, and they don’t even have to throw a brick!

  131. feelthebern

    I apologise to the Cat.
    Late on page 8 of this thread, numbers was getting ready to post a story how he stood up for the oppressed African-American on his holiday to the US that he posted here that claimed as a tax deduction.
    Unfortunately, I jumped on the opportunity too soon.
    I blame my youthfulness.
    numbers, seeing what he was in for, pussied out & didn’t post his fiction.
    If he had, it would have added to the long list of fantasies he’s posted here over the years.
    My bad.

  132. feelthebern

    That he claimed.

  133. Infidel Tiger King

    I wonder how the black service staff in the Us felt when Numbers heroically refused to tip them?

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He is even thinking about us when he is buying a coffee…..a hermetically sealed coffee…of course.

    This blog owns Numbers – lock, stock and barrel.

  135. lotocoti

    Surely it would’ve been safer cutting laps in the Miata while the immuno-compromised Long Suffering queued for that triple soy grande caramel creme frappuccino?

  136. incoherent rambler

    ass, born fool, buffoon, catechumen, clown, dabbler,
    debutant, dilettante, doodle, dullard, dullhead, dumbbell,
    dummkopf, dummy, dunce, egregious ass, entrant, figure of fun,
    fledgling, fool, freshman, greeny, idiot, illiterate,
    illiterati, inductee, initiate, jackass, know-nothing, lowbrow,
    lunatic, middlebrow, milksop, mooncalf, moron, neophyte,
    no scholar, novice, novitiate, perfect fool, postulant,
    puddinghead, raw recruit, recruit,
    rookie, schmuck, simpleton, softhead, sop, stupid, stupid ass,
    tenderfoot, tomfool, tyro, unintelligentsia, zany

    Just trying to help out.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    This could be fun.

    Protests elevate Bottoms and Demings as possible Biden running mates

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden weighs whether to choose a black woman as his Democratic running mate for November’s presidential election.

    Who’d not want a President Lance Bottoms?

  138. JC

    Ronery

    Are you drunk even in the mornings? It’s just not him posting worthless sludge here. In fact you’re just as bad and in some cases even worse.
    Remember this doozy, you clown?

    “Nolli Illegitemum se Carborundum”

    The war cry of the “Two Alpha” family

    Roared out loud in pub brawls, knocking shops, and low dives, from Amsterdam to Wellington.

    FMD.

  139. calli

    That’s a stage name, surely?

    And “mooncalf” is a beauty.

  140. calli

    Latest Fashion News – Nike Releases Commemorative Shoe to Honour Looters.

    Full of useful features. And so stylish.

  141. Ed Case

    Access George Floyd Autopsy results here.
    Fentanyl, Meth in the system, died of a Heart Attack, etc.
    George had also been a cocaine dealer previously.
    The 2nd Autopsy done at the family’s request was done by the guy who found that JeffreyEpstein committed suicide.

  142. JC

    We have to be living in a simulation. This has to be a joke embedded in the software to raise a laugh.

    In Philadelphia, city of brotherly vandals, gangs of rioters rolled through several neighborhoods Sunday burning businesses and cars. They returned for more on Monday, shutting down the highway that bisects the city at evening rush hour.

    Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said a crowd of more than 100 surrounded a lone state trooper inside a vehicle and began rocking it. When two SWAT teams arrived, the crowd pelted them with rocks from the road and above. Police had to fire spray pellets, bean bags and tear gas to escape.

  143. Ed Case

    Current time in NYC is 8.45 pm, so curfew has been in effect 45 minutes.

  144. egg_

    Shit Happens carrying on like a sanctimonious pork chop on the 6pm news.

    Karma, kvnt.

  145. johanna

    VP Lance Bottoms? Phfft!

    Barry Humphries created the sleazy trade unionist Lance Boyle decades ago.

  146. Ed Case

    We have to be living in a simulation. This has to be a joke embedded in the software to raise a laugh.

    The cops seem to be handling rioters with kid gloves.
    My prediction is for that to change when the rioters move to the suburbs and the suburbanites attempt to defend their property.

  147. egg_

    I’ll have a triple soy grande caramel creme frappuccino to go thanks – I’m going to loot and bash the bakery next door.
    Ta.

  148. Mother Lode

    Chris Masters accuses Ben Roberts-Smith of boasting about having shot an Afghan.
    It happened “on or about” October 21 2012.

    Ben R-S then proves he was on another mission elsewhere at that time.
    Not just on another mission elsewhere, but the Army gave him an official commendation for his actions at that time.

    So the newspapers apply to have the date of the incident moved to November 5

    Sounds like the accusations against Pell – fishing for dates when their still half-baked hypothesis was notionally not impossible.

  149. Steve trickler

    [ Ken Block sits in the stands realizing these blokes did it all in ONE take. ]



  150. Mother Lode

    This blog owns Numbers – lock, stock and barrel.

    We could probably get $10 for him on the open market – if we also threw in $20,000.

    Mad scientists are always look for people to vivisect and connect to batteries of equipment, aren’t they?

  151. Struth

    We all know what is going on is bullshit now.
    It’s taken a while for some.

    Now the police are openly allowing extreme leftists flout so called laws they impose on the rest of us, all bets are off, or at least they should be.

    This is the point in which we should attempt to gain some real accountability from government.
    We have been making statements to each other in an echo chamber our reps have been ignoring.
    I suggest now is the time for a strongly worded letter again to your local rep, or ministers, indeed chuck one off to all of them, demanding they state whether they are still in favour of restrictions now we can see it’s just politics, and demand to know regarding future lawfare initiatives that are being discussed.

    Here’s a link to all Minister’s emails and addresses.just clickeee here.

  152. calli

    Some interesting comments at the Lucianne site on Budde.

  153. egg_

    terrible left wing protesters who aren’t social distancing

    Wearing face masks from a Wuhan factory?

  154. Steve trickler

    Ken is cool.

    Ladies of the Cat…..enjoy.



  155. cohenite

    We could probably get $10 for him on the open market – if we also threw in $20,000.
    Mad scientists are always look for people to vivisect and connect to batteries of equipment, aren’t they?

    Nah, he’s less than worthless; he’s what you call a negative asset.

  156. egg_

    allowing extreme leftists flout so called laws they impose on the rest of us

    In the same bin as non-Quarantining cruise ship Doctors – they’re taking us for mugs.
    A few thousand ex Ruby Princess passengers disembarking? No problemo.
    A farce from beginning to end.

  157. Tom

    Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw

    It being 2020 in America, it has to be a trannie.

  158. stackja

    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

  159. Infidel Tiger King

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden weighs whether to choose a black woman as his Democratic running mate for November’s presidential election.

    Harris is the VP pick.

    Anything else suggested is just noise.

  160. egg_

    allowing extreme leftists flout so called laws they impose on the rest of us

    The irony of Charlie Pickering’s “OK Boomer” re the “freedom to catch a virus”… Gen snowflake can shake their widdle fists in protest a week later with impunity.
    Beyond parody, Charlie.

  161. woolfe

    So if Floyd would have carked it at that exact time anyway without the cop kneeling on his neck. Ok.

  162. EvilElvis

    Umm, I live on the edge of the Wheatbelt region. Couldn’t even pop down to Dan Murphy’s in Midland.

    You’re doing it wrong, Zulu. It’s about timing. And approaching the ‘border crossing’ with a black face mask on, aboriginal flag and BLM stickers on the windscreen and a fist pumping black power salute out the drivers window. You’ll get waved through.

    A magic happens and ban live export stickers on the rear bumper will help as well. Godspeed.

  163. stackja

    Commissioner Shea
    @NYPDShea
    Whether you’re a mother working to raise a family or a store owner victimized by looting, I want all the people we serve to know the NYPD will always be there to protect you, & to make sure criminals never run NYC. You can have faith that we’ll swiftly control this situation.

  164. twostix

    It’s extremely sobering to think that the last four months we were imprisoned in our homes purely for political reasons originating in the US in service to their domestic politics.

    The next ten years are going to be rough.

  165. twostix

    Hey remember back in the olden days last week when there was a Spanish Flu virus killing millions of people and everyone agreed every single person had to be locked in their houses or be terrorised by the media and arrested for aged-care-home 2nd degree murder?

    Neither does anyone else.

    Yet the policies introduced them magically remain in place…

  166. MemoryFault

    a strongly worded letter again to your local rep, or ministers, indeed chuck one off to all of them, demanding they state whether they are still in favour of restrictions now we can see it’s just politics, and demand to know regarding future lawfare initiatives that are being discussed.

    While you’re at it, ask them if they voted in favour of the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, including the provision to jail law abiding Australians for the crime of spending their own money how, where, and when they see fit. Money they’ve worked hard to earn and paid taxes on.

    This bill is going to become the linchpin when the government starts “repurposing” your super, and the banks start charging you for the privilege of spending your own money.

    Further details will be disclosed in the Five Year Plan Budget to be announced in October, by the National Cabinet.

  167. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some interesting comments at the Lucianne site on Budde.

    Calli – yes, Lucianne commenters are very Cattish. One of the reasons I like reading the comments there so much.

    I’ve thought of commenting too, but their’s an American conversation, which as an outsider I’m reluctant to weigh in on.

  168. egg_

    The quim will be back

    The mighty quim?

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Noice.

    Awe.
    Lateral thinking at its best.
    Not sure I’m allowed to say that, but genius is genius.

  170. Makka

    Benjamin Crump did not specify if the body of George Floyd will be carried across the nation to accompany multiple funerals; however, in a Facebook interview today the attorney for the Floyd family announced he and the team have organized three funerals and a viewing over five days in three states.

    FMDrunk.

  171. Gab

    Benjamin Crump did not specify if the body of George Floyd will be carried across the nation to accompany multiple funerals; however, in a Facebook interview today the attorney for the Floyd family announced he and the team have organized three funerals and a viewing over five days in three states.

    Yeah, not politising anything at all. Nor egging on more rioters. Nah,

  172. H B Bear

    George Floyd to star in Weekend at Bernies III.

  173. egg_

    George Floyd to star in Weekend at Bernies III.

    Will he be on Oprah?

  174. mh

    H B Bear
    #3473219, posted on June 3, 2020 at 11:50 am
    George Floyd to star in Weekend at Bernies III.

    Golden Globe, for sure.

  175. Arky

    Dettol Donny.

    ..
    If I wanted to consume a putrid diet of anti- President Trump mental illness I would turn on any TV or radio channel.
    Get this anti- western, commie sympathising idiot out of here.

  176. Their ABC’s Washing DC bureau chief, live from the (cough) “protests”.
    Reporting in an almost bewildered tone of voice that we have to remember that some Americans “still” support Donald Trump, despite Trump’s actions of the past few days.

    $1.2 billion & we get that.

  177. Steve trickler

    Bookmark. 50 minutes.

    Shirley didn’t take shit from anyone.



  178. Dr Faustus

    Golden Globe, for sure.

    Awarded by Sir Roger.

  179. Digger

    And unless the quality of the US military has improved out of sight since the last time I had anything to do with them, calling out the National Guard will make the situation worse.

    Hey dickhead. I was a young sailor and along with 7 of my mates we completed an Australian Army Battle Efficiency Course at Canungra in 1970 along with 120 soldiers. I topped the bloody course and the 8 sailors finished in the top 10 so don’t go pointing fingers at military capabilities… Sailors destroyed your mob in your own backyard…

  180. Top Ender

    unless the quality of the US military has improved out of sight since the last time

    I commanded a unit of the US military in 2006 in Iraq, and their quality was very good indeed.

  181. Mother Lode

    Now the police are openly allowing extreme leftists flout so called laws they impose on the rest of us, all bets are off, or at least they should be.

    It is the natural outcome of a trend that has been gathering momentum for years: The police being increasingly focused on dealing with (fining and infringement notices) of ordinary citizens for minor infractions rather than the ones who really are a threat to law and order.

    Ordinary people who, negotiating the flux of daily life, are repeatedly blocked from straightforwardly obtaining mundane objectives (like getting home 20 mins late rather than the 30 caused by traffic) make trifling villainy like driving 105 kph in a 100 kph zone when they overtake some laggard or daring to ride a bike without a helmet, all because the shape of living does not precisely conform with the unforgiving rigidity of rules.

    But smash up someones shop with a baseball bat, crowd around shoving someone, hurling abuse at them and you are good to go.

  182. DrBeauGan

    Zoomer Clips
    @ZoomerClips
    Unreal…

    https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1267657673845075968?s=20

    He should have asked for a head job. She would have given it.

    If it had been me instead of the girl, I’d have demanded he hand over his phone because it was invented by white men, using electricity and electronics, also invented by white men. Then he should have taken off his jeans, also invented by white men. He could keep his underpants, because they were probably made in China. He’s the one with white privilege.

  183. Maj:

    So, if you were the President, which US city would you nuke?
    Limit of one only, pls.

    Goodie!
    My favorite game:
    Nukemap

  184. feelthebern

    Winston, how come that was set to Melbourne?

  185. Helen

    An official study has found that black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19.

    So, reading the MSM report, sounds like horrid racism happening somewhere.

    However, reading the ‘official study’ it appears that comorbidities (particularly diabetes and obesity), occupation, and concentrated urban living play a significant role in this statistical disparity.

    Strange that these factors don’t get a mention.
    #dontspoilthenarrative

    It is lack of Vit D.

  186. Helen

    Farmers’ live export win will limit the power of emotional lobbyingRobert GottliebsenFollow @BGottliebsen

    What impact then on the fake notion of ‘social licence?”

  187. Maj

    March quarter 2020

    GDP: -0.3%
    GDP per capita: -0.7%

  188. jupes

    Australian bat-flu rules are for everyone. Except:

    RoP wedding in Sydney,
    Abo funeral in QLD,
    Protesting US policing in Sydney.

    Have I missed any?

  189. Feelthebern:

    Winston, how come that was set to Melbourne?

    It seems to set itself fairly randomly for location. I can’t seem to get a particular set of conditions as a link.

  190. Helen

    Ok serious question.

    I ahve a samsung 4 door fridge. I didnt hook the ice maker up til couple years ago, the fridge is maybe three years old. Anyway like all Samsung fridges, the ice maker keeps freezing up. Drove me mad. The internet is littered with people crying about this.

    I found this vid from parts dr who saved my fridge’s icemaker life.

    BUT I have to do this every 6-8 weeks. So Samsung are going to send out a technician and I am liable for his time and travel if he sees anything not Samsung, he cant find a fault or he sees I have misused it in any way. If not, Samsung pay.

    Would taking the ice maker out as per this vid constitute that?

    I dont want to be up for a grand plus in travel (600 km) plus six hours of his tie at $200.00 per hour, I’d rather carry on as I am.

    What do you reckon?

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