Open Forum: June 6, 2020

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  1. Bruce

    @Delta A:

    “Greyish hue” in the scones?

    maybe that’s why Pumpkin Scones were invented.

  2. Des Deskperson

    “Queen’s Birthday honours will be out on Monday.

    I’m backing in – nationally – five recipients who are Chief Medical/Health Officers or on the top two tiers of Health Departments to receive stupendous prizes for saving us all from drowning in our own mucus.”

    A bit early, KD, it’s a slow process.

    The time frame between nomination for and announcement of Australian honours is at least 18 months.

  3. Arky

    Shed’s clean. Inhaled enough dust to choke a camel.
    Going back out to make a new key for that brake shaft.

  4. C.L.

    Clean-up and new flooring – is the car finished, Ark?
    Did I miss a vid?

  5. mh

    A pair of lawyers charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail into a New York City police vehicle amid civil unrest last weekend was back in federal custody Friday after a federal court sided with prosecutors in keeping them detained.

    The ruling from the three-member Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision to release Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman to home confinement with GPS monitoring pending bail.

    Mattis, 32, and Rahman, 31, are accused of firebombing an unoccupied NYPD vehicle early Saturday as clashes between police and rioters raged throughout the city following demonstrations over the death of George Floyd…

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/molotov-cocktail-attack-on-nypd-court-orders-defendants-taken-back-into-custody

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Poor Colinford.

    First being named Colinford, and now this.

    Terrible. Guess nothing’s going to go his way.

  7. Oh come on

    I see that one of the awkwardly lame Australian Black Lives Matter protests had a marcher of carrying a large placard that read YOU’LL NEVER SILENCE THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    Um ok then.

    Didn’t think very deeply about that one, huh.

  8. cohenite

    mh
    #3476988, posted on June 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Baby steps.

  9. Oh come on

    In other sad protester affirmations:

    You’ll never kill the dead

    You’ll never turn a woman into a woman

    You’ll never steal the wheelchair of a man who doesn’t have a wheelchair

  10. Oh come on

    And the best one:

    YOU’LL NEVER

  11. rickw

    Shed’s a complete mess, trying to program my beast, same model as this:

  12. Zyconoclast

    The gay internet is exploding over #LindseyGraham today.
    An Army of gay escorts are claiming, Lindsay has used their services for years and are trying to figure out how to get around the NDA he has them all sign.
    It is rumored that DC male escorts now Senator Graham as “Lady G”

  13. Carpe Jugulum

    I thought i would get in early before you slack jawed yokels post god awful australian music.

  14. rickw

    Folks, make sure you stick a drill through your PC’s hard drive!

    Some time ago I got into the habit of grabbing PC’s from hard rubbish to run some of the CNC machines from. Normally one of two things is stuffed, the hard drive or the power supply. So with bits you can make a goer.

    Today went to run the small lathe, the hard drive on it’s PC die’s on boot up. I have a pile of old hard drives, with a 1% chance of it working, I keep plugging in hard drives and rebooting. 4th one in it boots and loads XP with a few errors. We’re in business!

    Then I go to delete everything on it and load up the software for the lathe. Start uninstalling software and deleting files. Go to delete the photos directly and photo number 1 is a bloke I knew 15 years ago, look at the administrator settings and it’s his freaking hard drive….

  15. dover_beach

    From areff’s link:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1268317019272736769
    As I said earlier, the Left is being allowed to beat their opponents with impunity. Frankly, the black scumbag and his white acommplices should have had their legs or arms broken where they stood and yet no a single member of the public obliged.

  16. Carpe Jugulum

    Still getting in early

  17. MatrixTransform

    Winning at scrabble playing your wife and daughter is a pyrrhic victory.

    **ear-plugs emoji

  18. Carpe Jugulum

    WBhy Oz music is absolute shit part 3

  19. Rex Anger

    Craziness in the big cities aside, this Anger hopes that all Cats have had a grand Saturday.

    While nowhere near as cool as Arky’s project, I have been clambering around today inside one of these. Normal maintenance has resumed, with a hopeful return to steam in August or September.

    A very nice day to be out of the Perth area. 🙂

  20. will

    rickw
    #3477004, posted on June 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm
    Folks, make sure you stick a drill through your PC’s hard drive!

    I have thrown out a few desktop PCs over the last few years but have kept the hard drives, not sure what to do with them or how to destroy them, someone suggested microwaving.

  21. Carpe Jugulum

    Why Oz music is shit part 4

  22. Bruce in WA

    Folks, make sure you stick a drill through your PC’s hard drive!

    I generally do … although a .223 at 100 metres is much more fun 😀

  23. Oh come on

    I thought it was taken as read that Lindsey Graham’s gay.

  24. Arky:
    Just check on the hammer itself – the metal piece may be magnetised.

  25. Ellie, the Cat’s resident fag hag.

  26. Rex Anger

    I have thrown out a few desktop PCs over the last few years but have kept the hard drives, not sure what to do with them or how to destroy them

    @ Will-

    Smacking them several times with a large hammer (of your choice) tends to render most hard drives utterly harmless. Good exercise, too.

  27. Roger:

    Does this suggest there is sytemic racism in the police and custodial services?

    It suggests to me the criteria for “in custody’ has a a very close examination.*
    hint hint*

  28. rickw

    Animals from the zoo on the street:

  29. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477015, posted on June 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Really, you would post that garbage when you can have this

  30. rickw

    While nowhere near as cool as Arky’s project, I have been clambering around today inside one of these. Normal maintenance has resumed, with a hopeful return to steam in August or September.

    Nice!

  31. Carpe Jugulum

    Why Oz music is shit part 5

    I’m gettin in before the late night lurkers post their usual garbage

  32. Carpe Jugulum

    Bugger

    Part 5 Redux

  33. rickw

    Smacking them several times with a large hammer (of your choice) tends to render most hard drives utterly harmless. Good exercise, too.

    That will do it! Bruce’s suggestion is also fun!

    Sticking a screwdriver in the pin connections doesn’t work, l have resurrected drives that have had this done to them, patience and tweezers will get the pins back in the right spots.

  34. Ellie

    I am a lover of the female form, Carpe. Keep em coming!

  35. Rex Anger

    @ Rickw- I came out filthy and wet, but highly satisfied. The tubes and bits are clean and in good order.

    And the smokebox is repainted, most importantly.

    #BlackSmokeboxesMatter 😉

  36. rickw

    What has been accomplished?

  37. Ellie

    Australian music.

    Strategically positioned before the midday show …

  38. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zyconoclast at 10:47 pm:

    “Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her daughters ‘take the knee’ in ‘virtual protest’ as she says they’re committed to ‘supporting our black brothers and sisters’”

    I thought Sweden and Norway and wherever this dopey sheila is from had long since turned all lovely and equalitied and progressivery and that all their guttural sounding queens and emasculated kings had handed in their crown jewels and their serfs and country estates and pronounced themselves to be h0m0sexual. Evidently not.

    I had a look at the link and discovered Martha is near 50, single and in a panic. As a consequence she has gone native and hired in a black bloke for herself, a couple of years younger so she can boast to the other stooopid European aristocrats’ wives about how well she satisfies him. Boonga Loonga will end up like English-Queen-to-be Rachel Markle – spend the royal quid, get bored with attending school fetes and move on to Hustler movies, after settling for half of what little the minor monarch has left.

    That’s why she has photos of herself and her teenage daughters embarrassing themselves curtsying and kneeling in public for Floyd and all other blackies. Amusing as can be.

  39. rickw

    Rex, my little blokes a steam nut, this is just near where we live. Of course the health and safety Nazi’s have wrecked it, the just spent $50k removing the steps and fully fencing it of:

    https://www.weekendnotes.com/im/004/08/edwardes-lake-park-train1.JPG

  40. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477025, posted on June 6, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    No, for the love of God NO

  41. MatrixTransform

    Rickw, yr up Gilbert Rd ?

    My kids grew up just south of Bell St and just off Rue de Gilbert

    small world

  42. Carpe Jugulum

    Australian music.

    Strategically positioned before the midday show …

    Utter Garbage
    This is better;

  43. Ellie

    Dude! First heard on Blair’s blog.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Western Australian Cat’s. There was a fairly excellent dinner party, this evening. The ladies have retired, as is customary, to discuss their menfolk’s shortcomings…The gentlemen have retired to discuss secret mens business. We have just opened the second bottle of Abelour, and all bets are off… Cats will do me the courtesy of shutting down all transmissions..

  45. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477039, posted on June 6, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Dude! First heard on Blair’s blog.

    That is not a recommendation, it’s an indictable offense

    This is better

  46. Rex Anger

    @ Rickw- A shame that, denying access to a perfectly fine A2. Have you taken the young ‘un to see the working one when it is out for a run?

    (Just be warned- Some of us never recover from the initial exposure… 😉 ).

  47. K2

    You there Ellie? There’s a choice one bro.

  48. MemoryFault

    Carpe,
    If you’re going to post country and western, at least make it something classy!

  49. Carpe Jugulum

    K2
    #3477049, posted on June 6, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Utter shyte
    This is better

  50. Ellie

    Busy listening to choice music. Thank you, boys! Be back soon. X

  51. BANANANANANANANANANA

    BANANA BANANA “MANGO” HI SKIRU!

    Ah, sweet, sweet manko.

    Ebisu Muscats – Banana Mango High School Full PV

  52. Carpe Jugulum

    Real Music, not that Australian Shyte’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzJEpch-i6A

  53. areff

    Someone said ‘country’?

  54. K2

    I remembered the Swingers/Counting the Beat at work today when I was in the prepping zone. I am going to be delving into Dave Dobbyn territory soon unless help arrives.

  55. Ellie

    I think I trump you with death metal, Carpe. I love it!

  56. areff

    And one more from Robert Earl Keen

  57. MatrixTransform

    Thanks Willie …Cake nailed it

  58. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477068, posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I think I trump you with death metal, Carpe. I love it!

    Not even close

  59. Patrick Parker

    This one is much better. Much more heart-breaking.

  60. Carpe Jugulum

    Legalise Sedition
    #3477060, posted on June 6, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    BANANANANANANANANANA

    BANANA BANANA “MANGO” HI SKIRU!

    Ah, sweet, sweet manko.

    Ebisu Muscats – Banana Mango High School Full PV

    That was AKB48 on meth, get in the bin.

  61. Ellie

    Fricken awesome, Carpe! Shaking and rolling my hair! Love it!

  62. JD

    Carpe-san. Need help on australian wagyu vs japan wagyu 🙂
    Comments please..

  63. Carpe Jugulum

    How about some Chocolate

  64. Fisky

    Never forget that dumb CCP shills like Numbers tried to claim that the PRC were totally transparent on COVID-19. Absolutely pathetic!

    https://apnews.com/3c061794970661042b18d5aeaaed9fae?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

    Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.”

    But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.

    Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents.

    Disgusting. What kind of loser would want to betray their own country in favour of some foreign regime?? A very broken individual!

  65. Ellie

    Carpe! Love love love Chocolate! ❤

  66. Ellie

    You have good taste. X

  67. Patrick Parker

    I understand and concur with your patriotism Fisky. But we both know that the terrorist attack was a deep state false flag with the seafood market as the patsy.

    How are you going Ellie? Neither bent nor broken I would hope?

  68. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477074, posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Fricken awesome, Carpe! Shaking and rolling my hair! Love it!

    I’m here to help.

    I’m a people person

  69. Ellie

    Love you long time. ❤

  70. Carpe Jugulum

    Ellie
    #3477081, posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:29 am

    You have good taste. X

    Don’t have PNG guys doing acapello, wish i did.

    Things you will never want to see, young Japanese men doing roickabilly, i still have nightmares after seeing that

  71. MemoryFault

    It’s after midnight sooo . . .

    Some weeks ago Rex Mango posted a version of Massive Attack by Paradise Circus that everybody agreed was pretty hot. Here’s the “girls only together” version, which is also pretty hot.

  72. Fisky

    Brilliant messaging by the State Department. This is really hitting it over the fence.

    https://www.state.gov/on-the-chinese-communist-partys-obscene-propaganda/#.XtunCmS6P7o.twitter

    The Chinese Communist Party’s callous exploitation of the tragic death of George Floyd to justify its authoritarian denial of basic human dignity exposes its true colors yet again. As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power. This laughable propaganda should not fool anyone.

    The contrast between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could not be more stark.

    In China, when a church burns, the attack was almost certainly directed by the CCP. In America, when a church burns, the arsonists are punished by the government, and it is the government that brings fire trucks, water, aid, and comfort to the faithful.

    In China, peaceful protesters from Hong Kong to Tiananmen Square are clubbed by armed militiamen for simply speaking out. Reporters writing of these indignities are sentenced to long terms in prison. In the United States, law enforcement – both state and federal – brings rogue officers to justice, welcomes peaceful protests while forcefully shutting down looting and violence, and exercises power pursuant to the Constitution to protect property and liberty for all. Our free press covers events wall to wall, for all the world to see.

    In China, when doctors and journalists warn of the dangers of a new disease, the CCP silences and disappears them, and lies about death totals and the extent of the outbreak. In the United States, we value life and build transparent systems to treat, cure, and underwrite – more than any other nation – pandemic solutions for the globe.

    In China, when citizens hold opinions that diverge from CCP dogma, the Party imprisons them in re-education camps. And, when people – such as those in Hong Kong and Taiwan – with common roots in an awe-inspiring civilization that has endured for thousands of years embrace freedom, that freedom is crushed, and the people subordinated to Party dictates and demands. In the United States, in contrast, even amidst reckless rioting, we demonstrate our robust commitment to the rule of law, transparency, and unalienable human rights.

    Beijing in recent days has showcased its continuing contempt for the truth and scorn for law. The CCP’s propaganda efforts – seeking to conflate the United States’ actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd with the CCP’s continued denial of basic human rights and freedom – should be seen for the fraud that they are.

    During the best of times, the PRC ruthlessly imposes communism. Amid the most difficult challenges, the United States secures freedom.

  73. Fisky

    I’d just like to note the bizarre coalition that has evolved on the pro-China side, including on this blog. It has basically come down to an alliance of corporate “free trade” globalists on one hand (you know who you are, no lying now!) and far-left extremists who hate their own country on the other. How this come together exactly? It’s really just the residue of the really dumb and stupid 1990’s liberal globalist ideology shaking hands with resentful ex-communists who want to re-litigate the Cold War so the Commies win this time.

    The sum of it is: go soft on the PRC’s multiple violations of international law and the sovereignty of their neighbours, ignore their abolition of HK’s autonomy, it’s fine to let Xinjiang burn, if slave labour is working PRC factories, that’s fine don’t ever tariff them, etc etc. Commies and liberal capitalists are totally on the same page on this issue.

    When you see red “tankies” and bankers running exactly the same lines, you just know there’s a problem.

  74. Patrick Parker

    I like your psychological warfare skills Fisky. And we need to get our sovereignty back from the CCP. But you cannot really believe the things you are quoting. All these troubles come from the Western bigshots that are at war with us 24/7.

  75. Fisky

    Then there’s the very odd argument that all government’s do bad things, so we shouldn’t therefore distinguish between the CCP’s egregious and horrible treatment of everyone in their orbit, and the Australian government. Once again, this has nothing to do with idealism and is wholly motivated by commercial interests – people want a justification to keep doing business with the PRC and if this means denigrating Australia in some way (or worse, actively denying the CCP’s atrocities) that’s fine. This applies to every corporate shill from Twiggy down to the lowest bottom feeder. Sad really.

  76. Fisky

    Hi Bird. The PRC will lose this bigly. Believe it buddy!

  77. Patrick Parker

    Well I hope so Fisky. And I appreciate your end goals. But its a dangerous thing you are doing.

    You think you can ride the lying Tiger. You think you can hold onto his ears and control where he wants to go. Much good can come of your campaign to get our continent back from the communists. But since you aren’t telling the whole story your efforts could backfire.

  78. Fisky

    All “free trade” advocates totally oppose this suit. They want China to win.

    Federal prosecutors charged a Chinese manufacturer with exporting nearly a half million masks to the U.S. that falsely purported to be N95 respirators, saying the subpar products could have put health-care workers at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-files-charges-against-chinese-n95-mask-maker-11591395929?redirect=amp

  79. K2

    Let us play a quiz. Name a Western/Christian nation where white people will not be a minority in 20/30 years time? #whitelivesdon’tmatter.

    Start waking up.

  80. Carpe Jugulum

    To end the night i give you – Baby Metal

  81. Patrick Parker

    Have a good night Ellie

  82. Fisky

    K2
    #3477097, posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:56 am
    Let us play a quiz. Name a Western/Christian nation where white people will not be a minority in 20/30 years time? #whitelivesdon’tmatter.

    But K2, just think of the tremendous boost to GDP!

  83. Ellie

    Carpe – we need to recreate the Q&A thread.

  84. Patrick Parker

    Yeah well we have to get all our aborigine brothers employed and happy before we go around dreaming about bringing in extra help.

  85. Ellie

    Love that song, Patrick. Am going to go and listen to it.

  86. Patrick Parker

    Good girl Ellie. Hope to talk to you again soon sometime.

  87. K2

    The Caughtataxi Files. Driven by an Indian who hates you. Oh well, sleep tight gutless woke xundz.

  88. Carpe Jugulum

    Carpe – we need to recreate the Q&A thread.

    Lady Jugulum is wearing the chaps, and a damn fine sight it is

    I’m in PNG in a time zone that is 2 hours earlier with a shitty signal, and most evenings i am either working on a tender or fishing, and living the dream

  89. Carpe Jugulum

    K2 is a cool name. Because its the name of a key strategic vitamin that we need to use to get through the current terrorist false flag attack.

    Drunk posting, just say No

  90. Yawn, I existed on Scotch whiskey and phlegm. It go me through it.

  91. K2

    Thanks Pat. I am hip to shit regarding nutrition and health, don’t worry.

    K2 is in honour of the mountain in the Karakoram range. The mountaineers mountain. Next highest peak after Everest. Only mad xundz dare climb it.

  92. Cpt Seahawks

    Black olives matter

  93. Cpt Seahawks

    Has anyone noticed an increased globalist, rent a cause, Uni CO2 brainwash trained, virtue signaling, science moronic, SJW, NPC, femoeconazi, Trump hating, Karen hypocrit, African fawning, Lack of make up blurry phone face……etc trend on TV?
    A bit of a general q

  94. Mitch M.

    Patrick Parker
    #3477110, posted on June 7, 2020 at 1:28 am
    Attempt not to be an idiot Carpe. Vitamin D3 in massive amounts is the key preparation for this virus. To make that massive level of D3 safe you need to use a lot of vitamin K2.

    No, the study that found D an issue was on elderly patients with very low D. If your D is in the appropriate range massive doses won’t help. I wish people would bother to keep up with the research because just today an editorial was released highlighting the problems with the initial study; the study which prompted some people to think shoving massive amounts of vitamin D into your body is protective. It’s nonsense, if anything because D promotes T regs and MDSCs(don’t ask)it may even delay an adaptive response.

  95. Tom

    This is new: a shrine to the late, great Bill Leak, organised by his son Johannes (the Paywallian’s current cartoonist), where you can buy artworks by Bill. For those with an Oz sub, story here.

  96. stackja

    Videos slowed the Cat?

  97. Tom

    No, Stackja. The Cat’s loading problem on Friday was unrelated to videos. There was a gremlin in the site’s software that made all files slow to load. All good now.

  98. Nob

    Cpt Seahawks
    #3477116, posted on June 7, 2020 at 2:23 am
    Has anyone noticed an increased globalist, rent a cause, Uni CO2 brainwash trained, virtue signaling, science moronic, SJW, NPC, femoeconazi, Trump hating, Karen hypocrit, African fawning, Lack of make up blurry phone face……etc trend on TV?
    A bit of a general q

    For sure.
    I thought they’d reached peak idiocy ten years ago but now I think we’re just beginning, like Weimar Republic in reverse on the verge of breakdown and totalitarian takeover.

    I mean we’re already printing money and the populace has demonstrated their willingness for the re-education camps.

  99. MemoryFault

    the populace has demonstrated their willingness for the re-education camps.

    I explained this back at the beginning of April –

    Phase 1: – Compliance through intimidation.
    Phase 2: – Compliance through acceptance.
    Phase 3: – Compliance through willing cooperation.

    And for much of the population it’s been even easier to implement than I thought it would be.
    Scary stuff.

  100. MemoryFault

    Still, it’s a new day, and hope springs eternal.

  101. On cars, by the way, buy a flashy new one if you feel the need for a status symbol. But they are anything but an investment: they depreciate by more than twenty percent the second you drive them out of the dealer’s yard. If you want value for money, buy a well maintained car that is two or three years old (preferably a sensible and reliable car like a Toyota); let someone else wear the depreciation.

    True, and when you’ve decided to actually purchase –
    Don’t trade your old car. Detail it and sell it privately on-line.
    Find two or three cars you would buy, and when it comes to haggling, play one dealer off against the other.
    Always pay cash.
    Always buy something with at least three years dealer warranty left.
    Avoid sales people if at all possible. Ask to speak to the manager.
    In Queensland, Q Fleet auctions are a good option, if you’re confident.
    After buying over forty cars in a lifetime, this is what I’ve learned.

  102. Mak Siccar

    Sorry to ruin your optimism, MemoryFault.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/recognizing_the_left_for_what_it_is.html

    The left is no longer the loyal opposition, it is the enemy. There is no longer that shared background and bedrock of principles that once caused Ronald Reagan to have drinks with Tip O’Neill. If war was once politics by other means, we now have a politics that is war by other means.

    When we have the first non-peaceful transfer of power in U.S. history, that is war. When Big Tech and the media openly and brazenly lie, cheat, and manipulate to “cancel” and censor those they disagree with, that is war. When we have an unprecedented, completely partisan impeachment over a phone call, while an attempted coup is actively covered up and ignored, that is war. When we face a pandemic and decisions are made based on ideology, not science, that is war. When the greatest economy the world has ever known is wrecked based on demonstrably false models while labeling any and all dissenters as mass murderers and “Grandma-killers,” that is war. When a universally condemned, brutal killing by a cop is evidence of “systemic racism” and halts society in its tracks, that is war. When practitioners of religion and family members visiting dying loved ones are deemed killers while thousands gathering in protest are sacrosanct, that is war. When a society that has struggled mightily, with demonstrable success, at overcoming racial discord is smeared and libeled as irredeemably racist and deplorable, that is war. When a top general and former secretary of defense publicly slanders the president of the United States for trying to protect innocent people from violence and murder, to widespread acclaim, that is war. When a reasoned, evidence-based op-ed by a sitting United States senator is deemed unworthy of publication by the same newspaper that has published screeds by terrorists, dictators, and mass murderers, that is war.

  103. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  104. Shy Ted

    1735099 #3477134, posted on June 7, 2020 at 6:48 am
    Avoid sales people if at all possible. Ask to speak to the manager.

    LOL. TooBob is Karen.

  105. calli

    Leopards and spots

    Read carefully. 🤣

    An excellent crop, Tom. Really hard to pick the best.

  106. The “Great Experiment ” is in grave danger of failure.

  107. Shy Ted

    Cpt Seahawks #3477116, posted on June 7, 2020 at 2:23 am
    Absolutely. If it isn’t a gummint ad it’s a charity. If neither it’s solar panels, the subsidies of course pay for the ads. CMO of Qld has even got her own ad. Must be trying to boost sales of Covid. She doesn’t even offer free steak knives.

  108. calli

    After yesterday’s buulsh*t, why are these questions still relevant?

  109. one old bruce

    As we are in the mood for summing up, I reckon half or more of the ‘protestors’ in Sydney yesterday were from active Christian churches, such as my local Quaker group who spend half of every Sunday gathering, after the traditional part, planning the next demo they are going to attend and making placards (rolls eyes).

    As a historian, I find nothing surprising in this, because the 1890s suffragette agitations were just as much about liquor ‘prohibition’ or regulation by highly organised Reformed Church Christians who were a major presence in Australia thrpughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries and even gave us later figures like Jim Cairns. Starting long before most anyone had even heard of any form of Marxism.

    Why would generations of moral crusaders suddenly go quiet? They found a new cause, still based on ‘total human depravity’, original sin, and the need for public atonement. Plus noble savages just like the innocent animals of the Garden of Eden. And Rousseau even grew up in heavily Calvinist Geneva (the ‘Calvinist Rome with Calvin as their Pope’) and was heavily influenced by it.

  110. MemoryFault

    Sorry to ruin your optimism, MemoryFault.

    All true, Mak.
    But while my heart beats, I prefer to remain the eternal optimist.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    Beat me to it, Ted.

    ‘speak to the manager’ indeed. That’s 40 managers in, oh, 50 odd years, and that’s just for cars.

    Add other tacher managers (sometimes known as prinsippals), restaurant managers, supermarket managers, K Mart managers, shoe shop managers, camping and surplus store managers and lolly shop managers and you get an awful lot of occasions where the poor punter paid to serve you just ain’t good enough.

    How many lectures on wage systems were delivered, a la the legendary US experience?

    Truly mind boggling.

  112. calli

    Interesting proposition, bruce.

    I think you’re wrong for a couple of reasons. First – numbers. There are proportionally fewer active Christians in our society than there were back in the times you cite. So in any crowd of agitating halfwits, that percentage will apply.

    Second – which Christians? Quakers are a tiny fraction of the community of faith. Likewise their more activist pals in the UC. The vast majority of Christians are toeing the line and behaving themselves, as usual and as instructed by scripture.

    My view – the protests were attended by the usual suspects. And yes, some may have affiliations to various churches, but they would never make up “half or more”.

  113. egg_

    Is there a new Reality TV show “Recession Reno” where fat cats get third worlders who need a jerb to spend SloMo’s recession busting reno dollar$$$?

  114. egg_

    Will Public Servants take a knee for all the hospitality wukkas without jerbs?

  115. Mater

    Avoid sales people if at all possible. Ask to speak to the manager.

    Or the President of the manufacturer!
    Be sure to mention that you served as an Infantryman in Vietnam. Don’t forget to grill him about his industrial relations policies…and don’t, whatever you do, leave a tip!

    Tom Gorman
    President
    Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
    Private Mail Bag 6
    Campbellfield Vic 3061
    Dear Tom
    Thank you for your letter of 31 July 2007, setting out your company’s plans for the future. I note your reference to our Australian heritage, a heritage that my family has been proud to support.
    My father served in the RAAF in New Guinea in World War two, and I did a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1970 as an infantry soldier in 7 RAR.
    Recently, the Federal government instituted a set of industrial laws that put our Australian ethos of a Fair Go in jeopardy.
    Because protection for employees has been removed it now falls to corporations to accept responsibility to keep these employees safe. As a result, I have resolved to deal only with organizations that treat their employees with dignity and fairness. This means that when I have to make a decision about a relatively large purchase (motor vehicles) from any corporation, I take this into account.
    Accordingly, I would appreciate it if you can provide answers to the following questions regarding your employment practices, before I make a decision to continue do business with the Ford Motor Company of Australia.
    1. Have you taken advantage of the new industrial relations laws to do away with employee award provisions?
    2. Are any of your employees on AWA’s?
    I have purchased a number of Ford motor vehicles over the years, and will continue to do so long as Ford treats its employees well. My future purchases will depend on this.
    Yours in justice and fairness

  116. Knuckle Dragger

    Anyone wondering why the page keeps crashing can look to the 49 clips embedded into the system over the previous nine hours. 49.

    No wonder the hamsters run out of puff. The only upside was a potential all night homo music fest was drowned out by a cornucopia of tentacle porn clips.

  117. calli

    Unless…

    All those thousands outside St Andrew’s yesterday were actually protesting in order to get inside!

    Only fifty allowed in the vast cathedral for morning prayer today. Ditto St Mary’s.

    We live in the Days of Stupid.

  118. egg_

    The Yartz community have had the begging bowl out on Aunty saying e.g. a NSW State sponsored Sydney theatre company will be $50M in the red and no jerbs for wukkas.

    How many cafes and restaurants are in dire straits, Gladys?

  119. calli

    Does anyone actually open those Youtubes, or is it just Battle of the Bands-ing?

  120. egg_

    homo music fest

    Hairy chested keyboard?
    As bad as SATP.

  121. MemoryFault

    Good morning OOB,

    Last week I posted the links between PM Morrison and Hillsong, and pointed out that in the five UKUSA Pact countries at least, this was not a “socialist” takeover, but an ultra-conservative-based coup employing groups such as Hillsong and the AoG. As such it might be better described as a regime of “Religious Right Extremists”.

    But the Cat Collective prefers to go on screaming “socialists”.

  122. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Avoid sales people if at all possible. Ask to speak to the manager

    Mater, is that your example of correspondence from ‘a Karen’?

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I did a tour of duty’

    Terrible English. And in a letter to an important person too.

    How do I know he’s important? Well, Liability Bob wrote to him. About one of his 40 cars.

    Yes. 40 cars. Went through one every year and a fortnight for five decades, so it’s said.

  124. Mark A

    Does anyone actually open those Youtubes, or is it just Battle of the Bands-ing?

    Definitely not guilty.

  125. Mater

    Mater, is that your example of correspondence from ‘a Karen’?

    Sorry BBS,
    Whilst it walks, talks and smells like parody, I’m afraid it’s the real deal.

    http://1735099.blogspot.com/2007/10/dear-tom.html

  126. calli

    Yes I saw that, MV. Those naughty Pentecostals.

    Not screaming anything, just trying to crunch the numbers and I’m coming up with zero.

  127. A group called the Lincoln Project has been set up in the USA by disaffected Republicans.
    One of its most recent ads –

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh. Ok. Ahem.

    Homo. Music. Fest.

    Of course, hopefully there’s nobody out there who proclaims themselves to be ’91kg of lean muscle’ to take offence.

    That was some of the funniest shit I’ve ever seen anywhere on the webs, and I mean anywhere.

    Hahahaaa.

  129. egg_

    Fisky
    #3477088, posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:42 am

    How different is the PRC’s alleged CV-19 fvck up/cover up from a Corporation’s (Union Carbide and others with atrocious records)?
    Do we ban Corporations?
    Is the PRC’s iron fist not indicative of their people as a whole?

  130. Bar Beach Swimmer

    ShyTed @ 6:56 am

    Ted, am reading up not down this morning, just trying to keep at pace with everyone, so you beat me to it! Shows that, whichever way it’s done, Catallaxians are always on top of it!

  131. egg_

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3477167, posted on June 7, 2020 at 7:45 am

    OCO pegged you as Marcus Adonis – I came to your rescue, regretfully.

    The homophobia is telling.

  132. MemoryFault

    Anyone wondering why the page keeps crashing can look to the 49 clips embedded into the system over the previous nine hours. 49.

    Irrelevant, Knuckles.
    The issue of embedded clips slowing the pages down was resolved about two years ago. This is something different, and dates from the big update that was done a few weeks ago. Last night the system slowed to a crawl when Carpe posted only the third clip at 10.30 pm. After that it didn’t make much difference how many more were uploaded.

  133. Ellie

    Carpe – pass the panadol.

    Hi, Patrick.

  134. egg_

    Is KD the Nonebot in drag?

  135. Bar Beach Swimmer

    A quick search re General Mattis has this among his other political viewpoints.

    Wikipedia: ‘In 2017, Mattis said that budget cuts would hamper the ability to monitor the effects of global warming,[14] and noted, “climate change is a challenge that requires a broader, whole-of-government response.”[161] He also told senators “climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today.”[162]‘

    Enough said.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah. The system update. Fair enough MF.

    Test:

    Easy Flowers prepubescent sodomy gay porn damages women.

    …. …

    Nup. Still here.

  137. Bear Necessities

    I saw Friends on Tv last night. It was the sex tape episode were Rachel and Ross accidentally make a sex tape. I laughed out loud on many occasions.

    It was good to watch a show with no messaging and just wanted to entertain.

  138. Ellie

    You are a hoot, KD. 🙂

  139. Bruce of Newcastle

    A group called the Lincoln Project has been set up in the USA by disaffected Republicans.

    Haha, George Conway’s TDS clown car. It’s a tribute to Kellyanne that she hasn’t headed out the door.

    Twitchy linky.

  140. miltonf

    How the hell does Kellyanne put up with that deadshit? Must be a lot of tension around the dinner table.

  141. MemoryFault

    Nup. Still here.

    Knuckles,
    Back when it was a problem a couple of years ago, embedded clips slowed down the entire page loading process – clips, links and text. Today it is different. If you hit ‘refresh’ and observe closely you will see that text and links remain much the same, and it is just the embedded clips which take all the time.

    I carefully observed the process for a week before emailing Sinclair on the matter, on 26/5/2020 – two weeks ago. Email text below:

    SUBJECT – Blog Speed Issues

    Oh Mighty Sinclair, God-Emperor, Doomlord, Czar of all the Cats, Defender of the market, Keeper of the light,

    Going back to the Bad Old Days – about two years ago – readers uploading embedded video clips slowed the blog down to a snail’s pace. Then the issue was addressed, and ceased to be a problem. Then, about two weeks ago, then matter returned with a vengeance. Or at least appeared to do so.

    I say “appeared” because on careful observation there seems to be some subtle differences between past issues and the current situation. I have been watching and measuring for a week now, and for the last couple of nights deliberately loading the system to see what happens.

    In the past loading embedded clips slowed the whole page down. That is not quite the case this time. Now it is specifically the clip itself which is slowing down – under non-busy circumstances the text-only component loads almost as quickly as ever.  This and several other factors tend to suggest that the problem lies not with the Catallaxy blog, but rather with Ozbligastan/Wordpress, or even more likely, with Ozblogistan/Wordpress interaction with YouTube itself.

    Could I therefore humbly suggest you get one of your Wizards bring the matter up with Ozblogistan, including the above observations? If it is indeed an issue between Ozblogistan/Wordpress and YouTube then the Cat will probably not be the only site affected.

    In the meantime could I further humbly suggest that you request your resident minions refrain from posting embedded clips until such time as the issue is resolved?

    Yours in grovelling humbleness,

    MemoryFault aka Peter the Old Fossil aka Peter formerly known as MemoryVault aka Memorvault.

  142. egg_

    Pete Evans tells 60 Minutes he’s ‘suspicious’ about coronavirus in preview ahead of interview

    BLM is an Antifa crock = “Dangerous ideas” that shouldn’t be broadcast?
    As a Greenoid workmate acknowledged – half the population think and vote differently (Conservatives) in relation to renewables, CAGW, etc.

  143. Ed Case

    Why did asking to speak to the manager suddenly become problematic?

  144. MemoryFault

    Nup. Still here.

    Back when embedded clips were the problem, they slowed the whole page down – clips, links and text. Now if you hit refresh and observe carefully, you will see text and links are only marginally affected, it is the clips alone which take all the time.

    I did some experiments and emailed Sinc about it back on 26/5/2020.

  145. calli

    Around the same time “problematic” became a buzzword.

  146. one old bruce

    Sure ‘tiny percentage’ maybe – In fact the activists always were a tiny percentage even in the 1890s, but they had a huge impact.

    I believe that women didn’t just suddenly want the vote for ‘equality’ in the 19th C. Most women back then would have thought being equal to men was an insult to their feminine pride. No it was so they could vote for liquor regulation, with drunkenness being periodically a major problem in Anglo-Brit society, once or twice a century. That was the main immediate gain women hoped for. And a century or more ago the Methodist campiagn against liquor was everywhere: coffee houses, temperence societies.

    I live in a town with a pub and a Catholic church. The next town a km away was a major Methodist stronghold (and Quakers!). No liquor has even been sold in that Methodist area, to this very day! No pub, bottle shop, if they want alcohol they have to come to our Catholic town of drunkards and Irishmen. Even though the ‘Uniting Church’ in the other town has shrunk to almost nothing. The historic influence of these major moral crusades remains, somehow. As I say I’m a historian, mostly local. I need to know about the huge Methodist influence in the area as part of my work.

  147. thefrollickingmole

    I did some experiments and emailed Sinc about it back on 26/5/2020.

    Memoryvault emailed the manager!

    From dads days selling cars there were no more deadshit conformist customers than teachers and (for whatever reason ) priests& nuns.
    Once the hivemind had decided over the staffroom table what the “best car” was (using their combined mechanical knowledge) they all seemed to trundle in and want the same thing for a year or 2.

    Very conformist thinkers.

  148. one old bruce

    So when prohibition ceases to be an issue, around the 1930s, what does someone who comes from generations of moral crusaders do?

    Well if you’re Jim Cairns, you ‘rebel against your Methodist background, and go one… a crusade! A moral crusade, with guilt, total depravity (of males, females are innocenet and become sacred in your ‘new’ theology), noble savages just like Adama and Eve before the Fall, (wait this is getting too familiar!).

    Ever read any of Jim Cairns whacky teachings? I always wondered where he was getting it from but I think I’m pieceing it together now.

  149. egg_

    When page loading was painfully slow the other day, it was the WordPress? extra crap such as Twitter &c. that was holding up page loading, as others commented at the time.

  150. calli

    Dad’s a Methodist, bruce.

    Obviously a very bad one. Must be Mum’s wicked Anglican influence! 🙂

  151. calli

    And now I must be off to worship sparsely with the Presbyterians.

  152. one old bruce

    Sorry for sp errors, hope it’s clear.

    go on….a crusade

  153. egg_

    “Problematic” sounds like a KRuddism.

  154. one old bruce

    An Irish curse upon you and don’t forget to buy your liquor at Paddys! And do come again. 🙂

  155. Bruce of Newcastle

    The historic influence of these major moral crusades remains, somehow.

    Unbiblical. When people, including Christians, depart from the Bible you tend to get all sorts of silly totalitarian behaviour.

    We’re certainly seeing that today from the Left, and we also see the mess they get themselves into. Straight out of Romans 1:28-32.

  156. Why did asking to speak to the manager suddenly become problematic?

    Because this is Catallaxy (Crankallaxy).
    My experience has always been that after research, I knew a lot more about the cars being sold than the salesmen did, so they were a hindrance, not a facilitator, for a sale.
    It also avoided that inevitable charade about the salesman you were dealing with going to the manager “for you” to get the amazing deal he reckoned you were entitled to, because of the very special relationship that had developed.
    My ICD* was always a problem.
    Car and caravan sales people, and real estate agents are totally unnecessary.
    They corrupt the market and soak up dollars that the customer pays.
    Brokers are worse.

    *Inbuilt Crap Detector

  157. MemoryFault

    Sure ‘tiny percentage’ maybe – In fact the activists always were a tiny percentage even in the 1890s, but they had a huge impact.

    True, OOB. Plus Calli is perhaps looking for a ‘church’ where there isn’t one.
    Calli is a Catholic (I think), and like all Catholics, C of E, and the other mainstream Christian religions, the ‘church’ is two things – a sanctified building, and the congregation that meets within it.

    However, in the Pentecostal movement, the ‘church’ is only the people within it – the building is irrelevant. Basically they meet wherever is convenient – in smaller groups it is quite often in someone’s home, or even outdoors, in a park, for instance.

    Second, the ‘hardcore’ element might only be a small group within the larger body, who conduct their planning quite separate from Sunday Service and the rest of the congregation – probably at someone’s home.

  158. Struth

    Numbers showing why dickheads like him believe all that’s said by anyone, and ended up buying P76 Leylands and believing in global warming.
    It’s all very sad.
    Doesn’t believe the salesman, which is fair enough, but puts his trust in other so called experts like idiotic motor journalists that couldn’t tell an alternator from an incubator.
    Without public servants who think they know better there never would have been a Leyland sold in Australia.

  159. Mater

    Car and caravan sales people, and real estate agents are totally unnecessary.
    They corrupt the market and soak up dollars that the customer pays.

    I thought the market was unfair as a whole?

    1735099
    #1032097, posted on October 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Profits are made via charging more than it costs to manufacture products or services.
    Consumers are overcharged; employees are underpaid.
    Profits are the essence of unfair transactions.
    Riches cannot be made fairly.
    Wealth is created via unfair exchanges.

  160. Cassie of Sydney

    Rowan Dean is on fire this morning.

  161. Roger

    Dad’s a Methodist, bruce.

    Obviously a very bad one. Must be Mum’s wicked Anglican influence!

    John Wesley was no wowser. He approved of drinking wine or ale. He was against distilled spirits on account of the social havoc their widespread availability wrought in the England of his time.

    Methodism only became associated with prohibitionism in the American context. It was an American Methodist who invented grape juice for use in communion.

  162. Bruce

    “YOU’LL NEVER SILENCE THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”

    Are you certain that wasn’t being carried by Titania McGrath?

  163. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mater
    #3477218, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:04 am
    Car and caravan sales people, and real estate agents are totally unnecessary.
    They corrupt the market and soak up dollars that the customer pays.

    I thought the market was unfair as a whole?”

    Thanks Mater…everyday the “crapper” comes here and craps his crap.

  164. MemoryFault

    A moral crusade, with guilt, total depravity (of males, females are innocenet and become sacred in your ‘new’ theology), noble savages just like Adama and Eve before the Fall, (wait this is getting too familiar!).

    All true as well, OOB. The Delores Umbridge character of Harry Potter infamy is well recognised in society generally, and Benny Hill was doing skits about power mad parking inspectors in the Seventies. All these “we know what’s best for you” types found common ground in coronavirus scam.

  165. egg_

    Insiders – Abo Industry: It was worth (risking granny) to protest for rights!
    ‘natch.

  166. Farmer Gez

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3477219, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:06 am
    Rowan Dean is on fire this morning.

    Said every single phrase I’ve been ranting for days. I could have saved my family the grief and just sat them down to listen for five minutes.

  167. 1735099

    Rowan Dean is on fire this morning.

    No, but his pants are.
    It happens a lot when you tell porkies for a living.

  168. Roger

    Insiders – Abo Industry: It was worth (risking granny) to protest for rights!
    ‘natch.

    I must have missed something.

    What rights do white people have that aboriginal people don’t, leading them to protest?

  169. Cassie of Sydney

    “Farmer Gez
    #3477225, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:10 am
    Cassie of Sydney
    #3477219, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:06 am
    Rowan Dean is on fire this morning.

    Said every single phrase I’ve been ranting for days. I could have saved my family the grief and just sat them down to listen for five minutes.”

    Yep…me too FG. We’ve been totally hoodwinked. Struth MV, Twostix and a few others here were 100% right all along…it was all a BIG FAT LIE. I was somewhere in the middle…and I have abided by the restrictions. NO MORE.

  170. egg_

    puts his trust in other so called experts like idiotic motor journalists

    Who can be bribed by OEMs.
    The P76 failed due to fugliness (designed by a committee?) rather than lack of reliability (Lucas electrics?)?

  171. Roger

    .”..what we are seeing now is ridiculous. If this was just a comedy show I would be laughing. But the antics of activists, social justice warriors, and their rent-a-crowds only move Australia backwards.

    These professional protesters are latching onto the Aboriginal deaths in custody issue to enable them to justify their confected outrage and go out marching with their protest signs that say: ‘Black lives matter’.

    For them, an Aboriginal death in custody is proof positive of racism.

    For Aboriginal deaths in custody, let’s provide some context here.

    Aboriginal Australians in custody are less likely to die than non-Aboriginal Australians in custody.”

    Indigenous academic Anthony Dillon RTWT

  172. custard

    The Vietnam weirdo just described exactly what the fuckwit school teacher buyer looks like.

    Never waste a moment with them.

  173. Ellie

    Crankallaxy

    Very good! 😁

    You’ve woken up on the right side of bed. And you hang out on the right side all day and night.

    You’re in good company, 69.

  174. thefrollickingmole

    My experience has always been that after research, I knew a lot more about the cars being sold than the salesmen did, so they were a hindrance, not a facilitator, for a sale.

    So a self confirming sample subject to its own biases?

    My ICD* was always a problem.

    You dont say, possibly set off by close proximity to a mother lode of crap very, very close.

  175. egg_

    Abo Industry: It was worth (risking granny) to protest for rights!

    Their one big chance to address black deaths in custody, etc, apparently.

    Don’t they cost us $30bn p.a. and yet they still can’t deliver with Aboriginal Legal Services &c.?
    Probably why that kid on the video had such a smart, abusive lip to the Cops – Whitey wouldn’t dare!

  176. Boambee John

    one old bryce

    No it was so they could vote for liquor regulation, with drunkenness being periodically a major problem in Anglo-Brit society, once or twice a century. That was the main immediate gain women hoped for. And a century or more ago the Methodist campiagn against liquor was everywhere: coffee houses, temperence societies.

    Speaking of which, Burt Lancaster and Donald Pleasance in The Hallelujah Trail were on the teev a few days back. One of the great movies!

  177. Cassie of Sydney

    “No, but his pants are.”

    Unlike the crapper…whose pants are off here every day…I now understand why the crapper remains “hermetically sealed” in his car and makes his wife get out to do the shopping because the crapper from Toowoomba clearly can’t keep his pants on.

  178. Spider

    Shock horror. Everyone agrees with everyone else on Insiders and everything in the world is all Trumps fault.

  179. MemoryFault

    NO MORE.

    Good morning Cassie.

    Good to hear. But now we have to be patient a little while longer. People aren’t going to start to wake en mass until either the full implications of the Cash Restrictions Bill become apparent, or the government “discovers” the three trillion dollars in super funds, and decides to “repurpose” it. Whichever comes first.

    Until then we need to be quietly patient and keep our powder dry.

  180. Tom

    Rowan Dean is on fire this morning.

    One of the great sprays against our craven political leadership, which is letting the mob run free in Australia to celebrate the death of that joker in America. The rules don’t apply if you are an antifa terrorist and their sympathisers in Australia.

    The gutlessness of Morrison is revolting. He has ceded political control of Australia to the state premiers and a bunch of unelected public service parasites.

    This has and never had anything to do with public health. They have destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Australians, using the kung flu panic as an excuse.

    We didn’t dodge a bullet when Shorten lost the unloseable last year. We got the big government uniparty anyway.

  181. Ellie

    Mass gatherings. Let’s have a mass gathering to protest Bill Leak’s death.

  182. egg_

    Aboriginal Australians in custody are less likely to die than non-Aboriginal Australians in custody.”

    Probably because they have more support – to the tune of $30bn p.a.

  183. Cassie of Sydney

    “We didn’t dodge a bullet when Shorten lost the unloseable last year. We got the big government uniparty anyway.”

    Yep.

  184. Farmer Gez

    Outsiders, James Morrow, nails it when he points out that the BLM movement has all the hallmarks of a religion.
    My old Mum has said basically the same thing for years, “Young people have no religion and something bad will take it’s place.”

  185. Forget all previous statements that Their ABC is biased, or that Insiders is biased & over the top.
    This morning’s episode has cleared the table – it a new low from Their ABC.

    Never before in my life have I been as disgusted as this morning.
    Five people who are in absolute lockstep on every opinion, opinions that are to the left of the most unhinged leftist academic.

  186. custard

    TheirABC and Insiders obviously believe that disparaging remarks here on Australia TV will affect the outcome of the US presidential election. Lol.

  187. min

    Punishing myself by watching Insiders the same mumbo jumbo and seeing the same issues occurring here in relation to our indigenous problems as in USA . Breakdown of family, no dads , drugs or alcohol poor education and billions thrown at the problem and little difference made . so what does that say I am with Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillon time for them to take responsibility for themselves .

  188. The Vietnam weirdo just described exactly what the fuckwit school teacher buyer looks like.
    Never waste a moment with them.

    Your pain is felt.
    Try to imagine what it is like to have a group of such people as customers in a pub.

  189. Boambee John

    That’s bruce, not our former GG!

  190. egg_

    Car and caravan sales people, and real estate agents are totally unnecessary.

    Isn’t a salesman’s chief job to match the customer with the appropriate product, e.g. MX-5 wankers?

  191. Ellie

    Has Richard Marles had botox?

  192. Tom

    Rowan Dean just pointed out the anti-Semitism of David Rowe’s cartoon in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review.

  193. Ed Case

    Aboriginal Australians in custody are less likely to die than non-Aboriginal Australians in custody.”

    From memory, many of the Indig deaths in custody happened in police watchhouses, far less in prisons.
    So unless the numbers for watchhouses are stripped out, the ”less likely” claim is misleading.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘exactly what the fuckwit school teacher buyer looks like.’

    Brilliant.

    I recite the 3 x times tables to eight year olds once, then make them do it so obviously I am a font of knowledge on all things from foreign policy to market economics to buying 40 cars.

    Man, that’s up there with paying $15,000,000 in tax. If only someone would post a story about heroically saving someone with a perceived (as opposed to actual) disadvantage, this morning would be complete.

    A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

  195. Boambee John

    Memory Fault

    Petet, I doubt that tge super is still worth $3 trillion after the economic vandalism of the last three months.

    Great plan, spoiled by maniacally incompetent implementation, as with much of what government does.

    (Need I say that “great plan” is sarcasm?

  196. Roger

    Rowan Dean just pointed out the anti-Semitism of David Rowe’s cartoon in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review.

    I’m sure the Human Rights Commission is poised to leap into action on this.

  197. Isn’t a salesman’s chief job to match the customer with the appropriate product, e.g. MX-5 wankers?

    We’ve just had it from the expert. Salesmen are totally unecessary.
    Those stupid capitalist bosses have no idea on how to utilise money & resources, they keep hiring salesmen.
    How stupid of them.

  198. MatrixTransform

    what learned on The Cat …

    next time some nose-ringed, blue-helmet, woke-worrier calls you a ray-ciss just calmly ask them if they like the K-pop.

    if the answer is yes, then bigot.
    if the answer is no, then bigot.

    QED

  199. egg_

    Their one big chance to address black deaths in custody, etc, apparently.

    According to Economist Patricia Karvelas, who was almost in tears.
    Sad.

  200. Ellie

    The dribble coming out of Richard Marles’ mouth. He’s drowning.

  201. Roger

    Brilliant.

    I recite the 3 x times tables to eight year olds once, then make them do it so obviously I am a font of knowledge on all things from foreign policy to market economics to buying 40 cars.

    You forgot Roman emperors.

  202. MatrixTransform

    The P76 failed due to fugliness

    great boot space but tiny widdle pistons

  203. MemoryFault

    We got the big government uniparty anyway.

    I named them before the last election –
    The Socialist Progressive Uniparty – S.P.U. – pronounced “spew”.

    Interesting to note that they all voted together on the Cash Restrictions Bill – Liberal, Labor, Nationals, and the LNP. That’s 144 votes to six. Expect more of the same to come.

    Effectively, there is no longer an “Opposition” anymore.

  204. Mater

    If only someone would post a story about heroically saving someone with a perceived (as opposed to actual) disadvantage, this morning would be complete.

    Your wish, is my command.

    1735099
    #3111643, posted on July 20, 2019 at 7:46 am

    It’s the attitude which makes him Abboriginal, not the physical features.

    I was sitting in my car in the Woolies car park at Atherton a few years ago whilst my bride was shopping.
    A person (non-Aboriginal) drove out of a parking bay in front of me and clipped the vehicle next to him on the way out with his substantial (and very poorly engineered) bull-bar.
    The damage was considerable.
    I took a note of the make, model, and number plate of the offending vehicle.
    About ten minutes later, the owner of the damaged vehicle (and his wife and kids) returned, and saw the damage. He was not pleased. He was, incidentally, Aboriginal.
    I passed the rego number and other details to him, together with my phone number, and offered to provide a statement if necessary.
    About two weeks later, he phoned and asked for the written statement which I posted.
    About six months later, I received a “thank-you” note in the mail. The offender’s insurance company had paid up.
    The moral of the story – race has SFA to do with attitude.
    Pricks come in all shapes, sizes and colours, as do decent people.

  205. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tom
    #3477256, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:32 am
    Rowan Dean just pointed out the anti-Semitism of David Rowe’s cartoon in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review.”

    Just seen Tom……..the cartoon is disgusting. I am quite shocked that they published it.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    From memory, many of the Indig deaths in custody happened in police watchhouses, far less in prisons

    The definition of “in custody” is even more broad.
    Being pursued by the cops is included in the definition, as is being on bail and parole.

  207. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3477263, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:35 am
    Rowan Dean just pointed out the anti-Semitism of David Rowe’s cartoon in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review.

    I’m sure the Human Rights Commission is poised to leap into action on this.”

    I’m sure that Tim Soupmaninthecan will be “agnostic” about this one too.

  208. thefrollickingmole

    Good little article from last year at CJ.
    Sums up what i tend to call the underclass mindset well.
    The idea that problems are always (as opposed to sometimes) the result of external forces and an ego out of all proportion to actual achievements.
    Unfortunately modern education isnt content with the natural rate of these sort of damaged people, it seeks to add to their number by the proliferation of grievance studies designed to teach any problems in your life are the result of evil outside forces and the only answer is to join the undeclass.
    That the people who try to hold to to acceptable community standards are the moral defectives, not Billy Bongsmoke with 5 kids from 4 different ladies, or Brenda Buckethole with her similar 4 kids from 5 different fathers.
    All applauded by intelectuals but idiots who somehow manage to conform to most of the norms that define success but encourage others onto the path of least resistance/ squalor.
    https://www.city-journal.org/behavioral-poverty

    By the same token, what we could call behavioral poverty helps explain how some individuals spend their lives mired in poverty and social dysfunction. Behavioral poverty is reflected in the attitudes, values, and beliefs that justify entitlement thinking, the spurning of personal responsibility, and the rejection of traditional social mechanisms of advancement. It is characterized by high self-indulgence, low self-regulation, exploitation of others, and limited motivation and effort. It can be correlated with a range of antisocial, immoral, and imprudent behaviors, including substance abuse, gambling, insolvency, poor health habits, and crime.

    Behavioral poverty helps us see why those caught up in the criminal-justice system often struggle in many areas of life, whether it’s the squalor of their lifestyle, their seeming imperviousness to correctional interventions designed to improve their lives, or their often-obstinate refusal to engage in productive adult conduct. Though many sociologists and criminologists would be reluctant to invoke a concept like this because it “blames the victim”—in this case, criminals—for their life circumstances, extensive work in the social sciences over the past half-century provides compelling evidence for it.

  209. Eliie, consider putting off the next BMW purchase and investing in that Bill Leak portrait of AJ at the microphone!

  210. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ellie
    #3477267, posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:36 am
    The dribble coming out of Richard Marles’ mouth. He’s drowning.”

    I call him “Snarles”.

  211. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Socialist Progressive Uniparty – S.P.U. – pronounced “spew”.”

    Most appropriate.

  212. egg_

    Friedeggburger’s new spendathon is because BLF lives matter?

  213. Nick

    I’m sure that Tim Soupmaninthecan will be “agnostic” about this one too.

    What a strange world. ‘Someone’, ‘somewhere’ stares at an Asian and it becomes a meme. Actual anti Semitic behaviour merits no response at all.

  214. Ellie

    Eliie, consider putting off the next BMW purchase and investing in that Bill Leak portrait of AJ at the microphone!

    I missed that particular portrait. Will Google it.

    By the way, it’s my stepfather and late mum who have/had BMWs. I have an MX5.

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