Tuesday Forum: July 14, 2020

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  1. mh

    I called bullsh1t on the body language analysts’ video in the previous thread.

    Egg, what was your problem with them all being male?

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Like shiny @rsed* MarkL’

    I keep telling you. That’s me, just back from shooting all the pigs in my Moke.

    Hercule.

  3. calli

    I’m sensing a Rare Great Crested Stoush about to leap into action.

    Flensers sharpened and crossed above the fireplace, brass knuckles under the bar.

    Four cube skip on standby.

    Good times.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    South Australia Police officers were called when the four men, believed to be Victorians, were seen onboard the train when it stopped at Adelaide Freight Terminal at Regency Park this morning.

    Pro tip.
    There are thousands of hectares of pine plantations in SW Victoria / SE South Australia.
    Myriard access tracks which spill out on to C roads both sides of the border.
    Might need to unscrew some SA plates from a tractor or plantation grader.

  5. egg_

    The real killer was Colonel Mustard. He killed him in the parlour with the candlestick.

    MarkL in his Mini Moke with his pig huntin’ rifle, then transferred to the P76 and put him in a freezer alongside some dead hogs.

  6. egg_

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3513222, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I defended you against JC and OCO.

    However, an ego blowout occurs, as usual.

  7. Mater

    For the regional Vic Cats.
    Rumour is that if Stage 4 is enacted, it’ll encompass the entire State, not just metro.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    calli,

    ‘Rare Great Crested Stoush’

    It’ll be a one horse race, I’m afraid. On of the mouthier combatants earlier self-described as ’91kg of lean muscle’.

    Which is a bit hefty for a chick, granted, but if it’s all lean I suppose it’ll do.

  9. egg_

    Another Vicco putdown artist joins the fray.
    /Small egos

    Where’s Lizzy?

  10. Speedbox

    Legalise Sedition
    #3513216, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Growing up in Adelaide, we had no idea of the danger we put ourselves in. As young boys from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s we would routinely hitchhike around the eastern suburbs. Either solo or with a mate we took rides with anybody who stopped. On reflection, there but for the grace of God, go I.

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    Christ.

    Can we talk about scented candle delivery yet?

  12. egg_

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3513232, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Still fighting off the gym chicks, Marcus Adonis?

  13. As young boys from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s we would routinely hitchhike around the eastern suburbs. Either solo or with a mate we took rides with anybody who stopped.

    Reading this now is eye popping.

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3513227, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Welcome back LL

    Not for long.
    Speaking of flensing knives, back to messing about in boats tomorrow.
    PS – To my eternal shame, I was rooting for the Blues the other night. Mainly because they attacked through the middle. Great to watch. You’d rather watch your team lose playing like that than win 5 goals to 4.

  15. egg_

    Welcome back LL

    On his last legs, methinks.

  16. sfw

    Assuming that our infection rate in Vic continues unabated, how long do you think it will take before reality hits our politicians and they return to the original strategy of ‘flattening the curve’? Would they keep us under arrest no matter the cost? I’m serious here, we need to have an idea of the plan and alternatives if the plan (whatever it is) fails. Anybody have suggestions about it?
    Flattening the curve shouldn’t be difficult, the original strategy was to not try to eradicate the virus, just stop it from overwhelming our hospitals and ICU’s. Well they are all empty so when do we revert to that strategy or do we remain prisoners forever?

  17. Gab

    South Australia Police officers were called when the four men, believed to be Victorians, were seen onboard the train when it stopped at Adelaide Freight Terminal at Regency Park this morning.

    They were seeking asylum from the asylum that is Dan’s Victoriastan!

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Still fighting off the gym chicks, Marcus Adonis?’

    Yep. Even at 80, I’m racking up stats you wouldn’t believe, miss.

  19. egg_

    what was your problem with them all being male?

    Lees is (was) very attractive – thinking with their dicks.
    Why not mix up the genders?

  20. egg_

    Even at 80,

    50s I’d guess.

    What would you say of a frame that it took 3 people to put the largest surgical stocking past their ankle?
    Female?
    How big are Maori’s ankles?

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Flattening the curve shouldn’t be difficult, the original strategy was to not try to eradicate the virus, just stop it from overwhelming our hospitals and ICU’s. Well they are all empty so when do we revert to that strategy or do we remain prisoners forever?

    Correct.
    It just morphed from controlling the numbers of cases to eradication.

  22. Lees is (was) very attractive

    ???

    I never thought so. I say this with no malice or derision.

  23. Dr Faustus

    Pro tip.
    There are thousands of hectares of pine plantations in SW Victoria / SE South Australia.

    Well, fucking thanks.
    A chap has to keep his blue barrels somewhere.

  24. Mater

    I’m serious here, we need to have an idea of the plan and alternatives if the plan (whatever it is) fails. Anybody have suggestions about it?

    I put one down on paper in March, but I don’t think Dan reads the Cat.

    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/03/28/open-forum-march-28-2020/comment-page-3/#comment-3380938

  25. Frank

    Ahh, all this talk of flensing means it is time for the old classic

  26. Leigh Lowe

    It’ll be a one horse race, I’m afraid. On of the mouthier combatants earlier self-described as ’91kg of lean muscle’.

    Was that me?
    Did I say that?

  27. dover_beach

    Thank you, Gab. Looks very interesting.

  28. Nick

    Can we talk about scented candle delivery yet?

    No, what with two already in hospital and all..

  29. egg_

    That the step-father might be motivated by some degree of self interest,

    On behalf of his adopted daughter’s safety.
    No one says Murdoch’s not a nasty piece of work.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3513239, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Welcome back LL

    On his last legs, methinks.

    Dream on.
    Unless Bradley Murdoch gets me.
    Dividing my time between fishing, lurking here and posting here.

  31. Nick

    Thanks for your best wishes re the Blues, LL
    I saw it, but I don’t believe it. I think Casboult and Mc Kay must have sold their souls to Lucifer and Murphy is still an imposter though

  32. egg_

    It’s just like the TV shows. We all need to work out the clues as they appear, and the answer will come at the end of the episode.

    It’s usually the highest paid actor who plays the villain.

  33. Bruce in WA

    This is why we’re going to lose. This is a comment in The Oz from a reader:

    XXXX
    2 HOURS AGO

    Time to stop all this nonsense. Lock down the entire country for 8 weeks.

    Only exemption growing food, shopping for food, trucking food and emergency medical care. No other businesses can operate. Everyone, with no exemptions including government workers go on Jobkeeper for 8 weeks.

    All inbound residents go to quarantine on Christmas Island.

    Elimination is the only way forward and should have been the strategy day one. After 8 weeks we will be back to normal. No more Jobkeeper or Jobseeker.

    No inboard tourism and the entire inbound tourism business supported for as long as is required. Problem solved and far cheaper than the ongoing costs of Jobseeker/keeper. No brainer!

    My reply got printed — even if slightly “modified” …

    Um, no, Tony. It can’t be “eliminated”. You could shut Australia down for three years … or 10 years … and the first person in could bring it back into the country. “No brainer” is right.

  34. egg_

    On of the mouthier combatants*

    How dare they!

    *Military.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s usually the highest paid actor who plays the villain.’

    Andrew Fraser then.

  36. egg_

    Dividing my time between fishing, lurking here and posting here.

    An awful lot of scrolling back, it seems.

  37. egg_

    Recall all the MH370 armchair sleuths?
    Worth reposting for the conspiracy novelty value alone.
    /National Archives

  38. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3513254, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    That the step-father might be motivated by some degree of self interest,

    On behalf of his adopted daughter’s safety.
    No one says Murdoch’s not a nasty piece of work.

    Riiight.
    So, let me get this straight.
    Step-dad thinks Murdoch is murderous loony and a threat to his step-daughter.
    Murdoch is safely in the slot until 2032 (probably for much longer).
    Step-dad thinks that the best way to protect his step-daughter is to advance a theory which might spring Murderous Murdoch from the clink?
    Not sure you have thought this one through.

  39. egg_

    There is probably a iot more hay in the average haystack than the roughly 200,000 people then living in the Tenitory, let alone the 10,000 or so Territorians who would fit the stranger’s reported description of being in his early 40s, Caucasian and male (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006:tab1e 34). Nonetheless, there is more to the challenges of a criminal investigation than just the number of potential suspects

  40. egg_

    Step-dad thinks Murdoch is murderous loony and a threat to his step-daughter.

    There goes that sh1ny @rsed “flakey character” stuff again.

  41. egg_

    Early 40s?
    Under 6 feet tall?

  42. Leigh Lowe

    An awful lot of scrolling back, it seems.

    No.
    Just taking names and jotting down notes on three or four special subjects.
    One of my lessons from my recent press-ganging back into the the big fish game, and as Mater has proven here many times with Numbers, sometimes letting the line run produces good results.

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    Righto. Farter time – early start. Again.

    Tomorrow’s episode is titled ‘Why Julian Knight Must Be Found Innocent.’

    Hosted by Nicola Gobbo.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3513256, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks for your best wishes re the Blues, LL
    I saw it, but I don’t believe it. I think Casboult and Mc Kay must have sold their souls to Lucifer and Murphy is still an imposter though

    McKay always showed a bit and is coming along.
    Casboult reminds me of former Saint Stewie Loewe.
    Early in his career he marked everything but couldn’t kick to save himself, but worked on it, and improved out of sight.
    Agree on Murphy.
    Serviceable but his days are numbered with the other mids they have.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Tomorrow’s episode is titled ‘Why Julian Knight Must Be Found Innocent.’

    The perfect example as to why xunts like Murdoch should be subject to a gag order.
    Knight continued to taunt victims families by running faux appeals through the media for years until they shut him down.
    Sliding doors.
    If only Cliffy Lockwood had been in the divvy van up the lane when they caught Knight sobbing in a corner.

    We wrestled with the gun and he shot himself.
    Seven times.
    Yeah I know.
    Six shot mag.
    Dunno how he got the spare mag in.
    Total mystery.

  46. Farmer Gez

    Mater
    #3513231, posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:39 pm
    For the regional Vic Cats.
    Rumour is that if Stage 4 is enacted, it’ll encompass the entire State, not just metro.

    WTF!
    Agriculture and support industries would have to be exempted or the jug eared loon will see supermarkets without fresh food.
    Is it possible he’s that stupid?

  47. egg_

    how do you rate Andrew Fraser

    Better a has been than a wannabe?

  48. Dr Faustus


    ‘Real reason’ Queen has not stripped ‘toxic’ Prince Andrew of HRH status explained

    A royal expert explained that this is because Andrew is now “toxic” and so would struggle to make any of his own money.

    Not necessarily:

    A Oprah ‘Teary’ confession;
    A ‘Tell All’ lecture tour through the US;

    Then, pièce de résistance: a series of LA pornos…

    Alternatively: Don’t Panic and keep paying him orf.

  49. MatrixTransform

    Is it possible he’s that stupid?

    LOL

  50. Bruce in WA

    Is it possible he’s that stupid?

    C’mon, Gez … trick question, yeah?

    Of course he is!

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Legal Predictions for 2025
    1. Bradley Murdoch will still be in jail.
    2. Ben Batterham will not.
    3. Ricky Slater will not have been resurrected.
    4. Civil proceedings against George Pell will still be “imminent” and “jaw-dropping”.

  52. Mater

    WTF!
    Agriculture and support industries would have to be exempted or the jug eared loon will see supermarkets without fresh food.

    Don’t know, Gez.
    Just a strong rumour currently. I imagine there’d be exemptions.
    I suspect they are sweating over the details as we speak.

  53. Bruce in WA

    Rain from Nowhere

    Murray Hartin
    February 21, 2007

    His cattle didn’t get a bid, they were fairly bloody poor,
    What was he going to do? He couldn’t feed them anymore,
    The dams were all but dry, hay was thirteen bucks a bale,
    Last month’s talk of rain was just a fairytale,
    His credit had run out, no chance to pay what’s owed,
    Bad thoughts ran through his head as he drove down Gully Road.

    “Geez, great grandad bought the place back in 1898,
    “Now I’m such a useless bastard, I’ll have to shut the gate.
    “Can’t support my wife and kids, not like dad and those before,
    “Crikey, Grandma kept it going while Pop fought in the war.”
    With depression now his master, he abandoned what was right,
    There’s no place in life for failures, he’d end it all tonight.

    There were still some things to do, he’d have to shoot the cattle first,
    Of all the jobs he’d ever done, that would be the worst.
    He’d have a shower, watch the news, then they’d all sit down for tea
    Read his kids a bedtime story, watch some more TV,
    Kiss his wife goodnight, say he was off to shoot some roos
    Then in a paddock far away he’d blow away the blues.

    But he drove in the gate and stopped – as he always had
    To check the roadside mailbox – and found a letter from his Dad.
    Now his dad was not a writer, Mum did all the cards and mail
    But he knew the writing from the notebooks that he’d kept from cattle sales,
    He sensed the nature of its contents, felt moisture in his eyes,
    Just the fact his dad had written was enough to make him cry.

    “Son, I know it’s bloody tough, it’s a cruel and twisted game,
    “This life upon the land when you’re screaming out for rain,
    “There’s no candle in the darkness, not a single speck of light
    “But don’t let the demon get you, you have to do what’s right,
    “I don’t know what’s in your head but push the bad thoughts well away
    “See, you’ll always have your family at the back end of the day

    “You have to talk to someone, and yes I know I rarely did
    “But you have to think about Fiona and think about the kids.
    “I’m worried about you son, you haven’t rung for quite a while,
    “I know the road you’re on ‘cause I’ve walked every bloody mile.
    “The date? December 7 back in 1983,
    “Behind the shed I had the shotgun rested in the brigalow tree.

    “See, I’d borrowed way too much to buy the Johnson place
    “Then it didn’t rain for years and we got bombed by interest rates,
    “The bank was at the door, I didn’t think I had a choice,
    “I began to squeeze the trigger – that’s when I heard your voice.
    “You said ‘Where are you Daddy? It’s time to play our game’
    “’ I’ve got Squatter all set up, we might get General Rain.’

    “It really was that close, you’re the one that stopped me son,
    “And you’re the one that taught me there’s no answer in a gun.
    “Just remember people love you, good friends won’t let you down.
    “Look, you might have to swallow pride and take that job in town,
    “Just ’til things come good, son, you’ve always got a choice
    “And when you get this letter ring me, ’cause I’d love to hear your voice.”

    Well he cried and laughed and shook his head then put the truck in gear,
    Shut his eyes and hugged his dad in a vision that was clear,
    Dropped the cattle at the yards, put the truck away
    Filled the troughs the best he could and fed his last ten bales of hay.
    Then he strode towards the homestead, shoulders back and head held high,
    He still knew the road was tough but there was purpose in his eye.

    He called his wife and children, who’d lived through all his pain,
    Hugs said more than words – he’d come back to them again,
    They talked of silver linings, how good times always follow bad,
    Then he walked towards the phone, picked it up and rang his Dad.
    And while the kids set up the Squatter, he hugged his wife again,
    Then they heard the roll of thunder and they smelt the smell of rain.

  54. egg_

    since the commencement of databasing in the late 1990s modern profile databases consist largely of profiles of people who have committed serious crimes. This artificial haystack does not reach those with pristine criminal records, who have avoided police contact or whose last contact was before the database as created. Murdoch, it later emerged, had a lengthy history of offending. including serving prison time for a firearms offence near Fitzroy Crossing in 1995, but this pre-dated Western Australia’s DNA database (Rv Murduch (sentence), unreported 15 De.:embcr 2005:6~ 7).

    Hence, they’re using CV-19 testing to update the DNA database?

  55. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3513277, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    how do you rate Andrew Fraser

    Better a has been than a wannabe?

    Truth is, he never was.
    Look up his “hot-shot” client list.
    It may be a mistake to jump into the spotlight.
    Walsh St.
    Witness protection.
    Loose lips.

  56. rickw

    Thanks TE, will definitely get that book for him!

  57. Farmer Gez

    The worldwide lockdown is making it hard enough to get the basics to produce this years crops let alone cutting our local supply lines.
    All businesses are struggling to get supplies and fill orders.
    Getting back to normal is not just a matter of throwing money at consumers. There has be supply.

  58. Rex Anger

    @ Bruce in WA-

    Excellent posting.

  59. MatrixTransform

    There has be supply

    fucking Kulaks .. tsk

  60. Struth

    Funny thing about this lockdown is if people ignored it, it wouldn’t be happening.
    They can’t be everywhere.

  61. rickw

    Cool. That’s a serious bit of carpentry & mechanics. I just whittled out a couple of destroyers from a bit of offcut with my new pocket knife, around 1:2000 scale. My old dad still has them.

    I still have most of the model planes. The aircraft carrier got taken on a long mission up the table drain on the side of the road after a heavy rain, ran aground when the “tide” went out, unable to be re-floated or retrieved, and now stuck a good 1km from the house, it’s rotting hulk sat there until it eventually got clobbered by the council grader! No idea why I just didn’t ask Dad to give me a hand to get it back!

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bruce in WA
    #3513283, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Rain from Nowhere

    Murray Hartin
    February 21, 2007

    That one was doing the rounds, up in the Wheatbelt, during the worst drought since 1914. I took the whole wheat harvest to the recieval point, in a plastic bucket, to see how it might have gone…

    Girl in the sampling shed said “Oh , does that mean you’ll be delivering here?”

    “No, love, that’s us done for this year.”

    “Oh” says she. “I think I’d go home and burst into tears.”

    “There’s always next year.” says I. There was – two tonnes to the hectare, and fifteen percent protein.

  63. rickw

    @ Bruce in WA-

    Excellent posting.

    +100

  64. Tim Neilson

    Bruce in WA
    #3513283, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks Bruce.

    One of my mates in the city came from a rice growing farm north of the Murray. During the long drought at the start of this century once a year him and a bunch of us would go up there to play a cricket game against the locals. He’d often tell us that the game meant a lot to them because it gave them something to think about and plan for, and a chance to talk after the game to people from outside the environment that they were struggling with. We thought he was just talking it up, because to us it was just great fun and we assumed that it was the same for them. But we kept playing for a couple of years after the drought broke till we got a bit too old, and in one of those years one of the locals said to me that the drought had got “a bit depressing”. If you know those kind of people you’d know what that meant. Sometimes we forget how tough things can really be for people outside the goat’s cheese curtain.

  65. rickw

    WTF!
    Agriculture and support industries would have to be exempted or the jug eared loon will see supermarkets without fresh food.
    Is it possible he’s that stupid?

    The faster captain dip shit fucks this up, the faster we get it over and done with. Brace for impact!

  66. Farmer Gez

    You would think that before Chairman Dan puts on Stage 4, they would first develop plan of how to keep Covid out of aged care homes. They can’t do the basics.

    Young and fit AFL footballers have been Covid tested over thirty times, flown out and locked away in luxury but our elderly are left to die.

    “An abundance of caution” as Andrews used to say.

  67. Tim Neilson

    Farmer Gez
    #3513298, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Dan and the maaaaates wouldn’t care how many people died as long as they can claim to be “doing something” to try to avoid the political blame.

  68. egg_

    While there are no official descriptions of this visit, one journalist’s account is that local police officers attended on behalf of Taskforce Regulus. According to Rowe’s methodology, the ‘fanning out’ of enquiries was reserved for people who were not of elevated interest to the investigation. According to the account, Murdoch chatted politely with the officers, who reported to the Taskforce that neither Murdoch nor his vehicle resembled Lees’ descriptions and that he also had a Broome alibi. In fact, Murdoch’s alibi – possibly a record of a local phone call to his flatmate – was only for 4am on Monday 16 July 2001, arguably allowing just enough time for a lengthy and difficult 27-hour drive up the Tanami Track from the Alice Springs truck stop (Williams 2006: 193).

  69. egg_

    Legal Predictions for 2025
    1. Bradley Murdoch will still be in jail.

    Noted.

  70. Mark A

    This would put the fear of God into anyone.
    Engineers do have a sense of humor.

  71. DavidH

    I just wanted to note, for fans of the show and of the person in particular, that Grant Imahara – former Mythbuster – has passed away at 49. Apparently a brain aneurism. So young.

  72. Bruce in WA

    That one was doing the rounds, up in the Wheatbelt, during the worst drought since 1914. I took the whole wheat harvest to the recieval point, in a plastic bucket, to see how it might have gone…

    Girl in the sampling shed said “Oh , does that mean you’ll be delivering here?”

    “No, love, that’s us done for this year.”

    “Oh” says she. “I think I’d go home and burst into tears.”

    “There’s always next year.” says I. There was – two tonnes to the hectare, and fifteen percent protein.

    I dips me lid.

  73. Steve trickler

    Fresh upload from this bloke about to hit.

    This is from 2015.



  74. Dave in Marybrook

    Good post Bruce.
    I’m not strictly a food grower- lambs are healthy, but I got out of spuds a few years back- and winegrapes are the mainstay, both in outlay and income. But there’s a chill on the Margaret River region- my primary buyer has not said to think about shelving the uncontracted patches, but neither has he asked me to continue planting or grafting. Wine- like lamb, this is higher end domestic stuff- is a good times drink, both in buyers taking chances on unknown bottles and the quantity they tipple. There’s been a surge in online sales, from shutdown in particular, but in the same way that having a quarantini zoom catch-up with the netball gals is not carefree fun anymore, I’m sure sales will dive. There’ll be more than a few speculative exporters, bulk “bitchdiesel” makers and hipster cloudy natural wank wineries going under, and the discount sales will hurt everyone a la the Penfolds selloff.
    I’m probably a bit depressed. Luckily, a solution is to do a lot more pruning myself, which is lonely but mentally occupying, and delay the contracting mob until the Sept installment of ’20 vintage sales comes in to pay for them.
    But the wine crowd are a funny mob, not collegiate at all. The spud growers were a loose collection of tetchy dings in the best of times, but at least we got together. Wine wankers put so much store on being totally 100% the best of Margaret River terroir but also totally 100% different and better than their neighbours over the fence because of their unique passion/family generations/Awganic methods, that they can’t get their shit together for the right reasons when the shit hits the fan.
    My b-in-law in the Great Southern grain-n-stock region has a get-together which runs through footy training. Irregular, but able to tee off whenever and especially in dry times, which it is right now, to the point of failure and destocking. Brilliant endeavor, under lights thanks to a Royalties for Regions windfall that got pumped into the sports grounds- had a go Easter before last. I can still taste the midstrength if I think of that night under cold Marybrook stars. I’m sure that it has saved lives, marriages, and father-son relationships and family dynasties.

  75. Struth

    If only Gladys Berrysjiggling cared as much for the life of the late term murdered in womb, ready for birth baby as she does for the ninety five year old who has had four strokes, a lung removed from cancer, diabetes and heart disease, weighs 30 kilos and catches a cold that finishes him off, (you know, like what happens to many oldies when they cark it).
    What a piece of shit.
    Pretending to care for life, please fucking spare me.
    She’s a piss weak globalist stooge.
    Anyone who thinks Gladys makes any decisions by herself would have to have rocks in their heads.
    What a farce.
    Dan wants oldies dead, as long as the government doctors kill them, can’t have non union member viruses muscling in on the work.

  76. egg_

    Truth is, he never was.

    A relative is a retired barrister* who defended one of Trimbole’s mates (had the big white house out Penrith way). Can’t recall his name, but a had a scary reputation.
    He did a lot of court work for solicitor Chris Murphy, who loved the spotlight.

    *Attended a family wedding and charmed a Kitteh friend, who also attended.

  77. cohenite

    Apparently the slapper was on quims and arseholes last night; some old bint with a hessian bag for a mind thought she was wonderful when she rang in to tell that old snot john laws this morning.

    It’s always bothered me: is the slapper straight, a dyke or a switch-hitter depending on what’s in it for her. Is that arse plucker timmoh still alive. Some one should make him an offer.

  78. Bruce in WA

    Dave … thanks for that. I know the SW wine people are doing it hard. Watershed has gone down and I was offered (through a wine club) their semillon for <$6 a bottle. I ordered a dozen (at my wife's request) and got a case thrown in for free! No wonder people are struggling! I now refuse ALL those offers and go to the vineyard's website and see if I can get it direct. I've been offered wine — good wine, not crap — at less than it costs to put in a bottle! That's criminal.

    One of our best friends is Betty Killerby (you may recognise the name!) and she almost cries at some of the offers.

  79. Bruce in WA

    It’s always bothered me: is the slapper straight, a dyke or a switch-hitter depending on what’s in it for her. Is that arse plucker timmoh still alive. Some one should make him an offer.

    Don’t quote me, but I believe her significant other has a vagina …

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dave … thanks for that. I know the SW wine people are doing it hard.

    Sorry to see the South West go down- “when we had the farm”, there were several very pleasant”Easter’s in Margaret River.” Long lunches and wine tasting….

  81. Dave in Marybrook

    There’s also a purgatory where wine can be in the hands of distributors- retailers or wine clubs- and out of control of the winery in terms of a floor price, esp where consignment selling.

  82. MatrixTransform

    hipster cloudy natural wank wineries

    Brother In Law is one of them
    It aint looking good.
    Wifey is on-line shoes and lipstick
    afterpay is enough for today.
    tomorrow?

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking …
    Peter Falconio sighted trying to buy burgers from Elvis in a truckstop in Louisiana using insurance money.
    Roger that Area 51.

  84. MatrixTransform

    The old OT … mister Bossi
    …sounds like me after a whisky.

    **heart**

  85. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3513310, posted on July 14, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Truth is, he never was.

    A relative is a retired barrister

    Pro bono?
    .
    Yawn.

  86. egg_

    Yawn

    Chop down those tall poppies!

    Sad.

  87. Gab

    ”Victorian health authorities have confirmed a link between two COVID-19 cases in people who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne’s CBD just over a month ago, and the cluster of at least 242 cases in public housing towers in the city’s inner northwest.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/coronavirus-black-lives-matter-protest-linked-to-tower-cluster/news-story/197ffe79f3e0044be2ee1495c5708364?fbclid=IwAR3N-p3sGY5ismSa4mNr94sqNU2pOj9b7SvCFZtd7UilqoNPJkneq9iFAjI

  88. egg_

    The guys from the little red car used the cable ties from Murdoch to restrain Lees.
    DNA transfer.

  89. JC

    Rome Spanish steps This time of year, it would be packed. Dead.

  90. MatrixTransform

    the little red car

    The Wiggles deny any association with …

  91. JC

    5th Ave. Deadsky. A mogue

    I posted these in one block, but the system stuck it in moderation.

    The world appears to be dead. It’s in ICU.

  92. MatrixTransform

    JC… Myer Emporium at 12:00 today … empty.

    dead as mate.

    no food court …nuthin!

    ring the bell

  93. Fisky

    Although this is kind of splitting the difference on the facts, it’ll push the Sino-UK dynamic in the right direction – hostile and full of recriminations. Which is what it should be.

    BBC Breaking News
    @BBCBreaking
    UK mobile providers must remove all Huawei’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027, government announces

  94. Zyconoclast

    Supermarkets stop selling coconut products harvested by monkey ‘slaves’

    The monkeys are often kept chained to tyres when they are not being used to harvest coconuts

    Supermarkets have stopped selling coconut water and milk from certain companies after it emerged that the products were harvested using ‘monkey slave labour’.

    The primates are prized for their work, as a male monkey can collect an average of 1,600.

    Waitrose has vowed never to sell items obtained through monkey labour after an investigation showed that popular brands were using the animal. The supermarket will thoroughly check its coconut products to ensure they are not harvested by monkeys.

    Animal rights organisations have spoken out against the Thai farms which use the pigtailed macaques, often snatched from the wild, to scurry up trees and harvest coconuts. They are often forced to carry items larger than their body weight, and kept in tiny cages when not at work.

  95. JC

    Matrix

    I take a look at these live cams every few and it’s the same. Zero is going on. We’ve just shut everything down. Not so much the US, if the rehire Trump in November, but it could take the rest of us a decade to get over this crap.

  96. egg_

    Less than 24 hours after the investigation commenced, Alice Springs police officers sat down to view footage taken by a security camera at a truck stop 300km from Barrow Creek.
    They quickly focused on footage of a moustached solidly built man driving a white fourwheel drive, who purchased a large amount of diesel fuel, as well as water, ice and iced coffee, at 12.45am on the Sunday (just as Lees emerged from her hours in the ·wilderness).
    Alas, the footage was too blurred to show the ute’s licence plate (R v Murdoch (No 4) [2005] NTSC 78:[23], [26]-[30]).

    Like the t-shirt smudge, the man in the truck stop video may have had no connection to the Barrow Creek incident.

    Wasn’t the guy in the footage 6 inches shorter than Murdoch?

    Yet the Cops:

    Whatever its flaws, the truck stop footage had a huge advantage over Lees’ talc: it accurately (albeit imprecisely) captured the macroscopic features of the man and, more significantly, his vehicle. Examination of the footage revealed that not only was the vehicle a Toyota Landcruiscr, but it was a particular model, ‘a 75 series vehicle manufactured between May 1991 and November 1999’ (Anonymous 2002). The man’s purchases recorded on the stop’s cash register narrowed this description further to the diesel model, HZJ75.

  97. egg_

    the little red car

    The Wiggles deny any association with …

    It was the dingo in the back seat.

  98. Bruce in WA

    Thanks Mark; love ‘em!!

  99. dover_beach

    ”Victorian health authorities have confirmed a link between two COVID-19 cases in people who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne’s CBD just over a month ago, and the cluster of at least 242 cases in public housing towers in the city’s inner northwest.”

    Vic government ought to resign and call an election.

  100. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    The Australian headline …

    Let the world take our name in vain. You can’t keep a good Karen down
    by Karen Robinson

    My beautiful given name is now an insult, to be directed at a certain sort of middle-aged white woman who is, apparently, as entitled as she is ignorant.”

    I see the first salvo in a campaign to have use of the word entered in the regulations as a hate term, attracting 100 penalty units, a couple of grand.

    Long ago it was customary for one to be polite, courteous and generous but the wymminses changed that. They took for granted the treatment they received, did not consider the nexus between that and what they deserved and presumably wonder why they no longer enjoy a special status, which is incidental – who cares?

    The “Karen” Age is a momentary culmination, a live show featuring the harridans, the termagants and the hysterical cows now leading the way for the dills. Today they whinge about it all in a broadsheet which has minimal readership who won’t waste their time noticing – good innit?

  101. dover_beach

    It’s not the name that irks her but the accuracy of the description.

  102. MemoryFault

    A belated thanks, Mark.
    Some pearlers in tonight’s crop.

  103. Legalise Sedition
    #3512436, posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Jesus Christ man.
    BLM defending shooting babies.
    They’re black Nazis, basically.

    The fissure in American society appears to growing in that direction, LS.
    How disadvantageous for them – we’ll be able to play Whack a Mole with moles who have self identified as Brownshirt thugs.

  104. Cardimona:

    Had a great laugh this morning, Cats; inside my PO box I found a personally-addressed copy of the Green Left Weekly!

    I’d be curious about how they got your address – seems dodgy somehow.
    Ask the newspaper how they got it.

  105. Salvatore:

    Parting comment: “It doesn’t matter who or how, one of your blokes in that seat is better than one of theirs – ffs don’t you want to win?”

    They want to be big fish in a small pond – being little fish in a big pond is too dangerous for their fragile egos.

  106. TFM:

    There has never been a book called Camp of the saints.
    Now Winston, how many fingers am I holding up?

    Oooh! Oooh! I know this one! Pick me! Pick me!
    The answer is … 42!

  107. Yarpos:

    I’d love to know where these nirvanas of non racism are. After working a fair bit around Asia and in more anglo centric countries it seems to me that its a pretty common human trait. I would consider myself a racist, there are certain nationalities I just wont have anything to do with, based on bitter experience.

    + lots.

  108. MemoryFault

    Parting comment: “It doesn’t matter who or how, one of your blokes in that seat is better than one of theirs – ffs don’t you want to win?”

    FFS Winston.
    That’s a comment from yesterday morning on the previous open, weekend thread.
    Are you planning to write a treatise on Catallaxy Ancient History?

  109. NoFixedAddress

    The Australian Public Service Government ™ – DFAT ™ wish to advise the people of Australia that your petty laws are of lesser importance than the international rules-based order.

    https://onu.delegfrance.org/We-remain-committed-to-an-international-rules-based-order

  110. MemoryFault

    So much for breakfast.
    Time to get back to work.

  111. Davey boy:

    Obvious question, what type of coffee was used in self-defence? a strong black? bet it wasn’t a soy latte. Will the owner and two shoppers be investigated by police for using a weapon to defend themselves?

    An interesting tactic, if you have the time, is hot coffee with multiple spoons of sugar well stirred in.
    When thrown into someones face, the dissolved sugar coats the eyes and eyelids depriving the assailant of visual acuity for vital seconds.

  112. Johanna:

    TheirABC, which is always quoting ‘experts’ (often un-named) ran a story this morning suggesting that some ‘experts’ believe that we can eliminate the virus entirely from this country, and should huddle in our homes until we do. This is the kind of stupidity that only academics are capable of, and only TheirABC would do anything but point and laugh at the proponents.

    A vaccine for the Wuhan Zombie Virus?
    Tell ’em they’re dreamin’.
    They’ve been looking for a vaccine for HIV for thirty years and chucked billions of dollars at the project.
    That should tell every one just how possible this farce is.

  113. PeterM

    Thanks Tom – a good collection this morning.

  114. Mick of the Gold Coast:

    I see the first salvo in a campaign to have use of the word entered in the regulations as a hate term, attracting 100 penalty units, a couple of grand.

    Jeez mate, no sense of humour from the girlies – that meme has only been around a month or so.
    I wonder if the Chinese weaponised the Toxoplasma gondii parasite.

  115. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  116. My beautiful given name is now an insult, to be directed at a certain sort of middle-aged white woman who is, apparently, as entitled as she is ignorant.”

    Wow.

    That almost sounds like something Susan would say, Karen.

  117. calli

    Nice crop, thanks Tom. Patrick Cross this morning.

    The disappointment over those GG letters continues unabated. The whole thing was played with a straight bat. Fancy that!

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    An all-nighter by Hercule, on the same topic of a cranked-up TV doco designed to make money.

    Encouraging.

  119. calli

    Kerr was actually not the Republican hero we wanted, but the one we needed.

    We’ve effectively been a republic since he ignored the Queen.

    John Kerr

    Our 1st President.

  120. rickw

    Goya foods sales through the roof:

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    Tim Neilson, 10.25 p.m.;

    Great post on the annual crikkit fixture played by drought affected farmers up north, and a bang-on point about those who never venture beyond the goat cheese curtain.

    I don’t know why, but some people (not necessarily here) could do with a reminder of this every once in a while.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The whole thing was played with a straight bat.’

    Perhaps more infuriating to the cranks than if there were six months’ worth of letters back and forth taking the piss out of Whitlam’s choices of tie.

  123. rickw

    AOC, Goya Foods employee of the month:

  124. calli

    rickw
    #3513394, posted on July 15, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Interesting comment about gaslighting.

    Fair to say that’s what ‘s happening with Covid. I’m listening right now to a bevy of sad-faced commentators telling me that “wearing masks should be normal”.

    No, you slimy a-holes. Humans covering their faces in public is not normal. It’s bizarre and completely out of step with modern Western culture.

  125. notafan

    KD

    You might know

    Does ‘body language’ have any evidentiary value?

    Is it a science now or still Alan Peasey?

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    In Charlatan News (the Hun):

    ‘A prominent Melbourne chiropractor arrested in 2018 on high-level cocaine trafficking charges will not get to trial until next year. Warren Sipser is facing allegations he imported 120kg of the drug, concealed in wine bottles from South Africa in July, 2018.’

    Not sure what’s worse here – that this bloke’s a drug trafficker or a chiropractor.

  127. rickw

    Fallen down the English farming wormhole! Just one lifetime ago:

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Does ‘body language’ have any evidentiary value?’

    nota,

    According to industry sources who know of such things – no. Not in any (western) country. Not before, not now and never will be. There is no probative value admissible anywhere in any court in this wide land that relates to the concept of body language. Not in the Epenarra bush court, and not in the HCA.

    If you were practiced in the dark art of talking to people you can detect ‘tells’, for want of a better phrase. However – if you, for example, saw a YouTube clip on body language and were then spoken to by the jacks about something you can consciously not make certain actions. Like the people who can and do train themselves to fool ‘lie detector’ apparatus.

    As an evidentiary tool it ranks just above phrenology, and just below how close together your eyes are.

  129. Herodotus

    This article at American Thinker about Michelle Obama’s uni experiences serves as a teaser for a forthcoming book on “Obama’s failed presidency” by the same author.
    Christopher Hitchens commented rather negatively after reading her thesis … read it all.

  130. calli

    Interesting goalpost shift

    Should Australia change its COVID-19 strategy to a more ambitious “elimination” plan? These experts think so.

    Suppression relies on finding true positive cases and isolating them. If we miss some of those cases, Professor Blakely said ensuring suppressed levels stay low enough could be difficult.

    He also said Australia might need to change the way it defined a positive case: that symptoms and contact with other cases might need to be used to define a positive case, even in the face of a negative PCR result.

    If false negatives were a real problem, Professor Blakely said “presumptive isolation” would be necessary — a concept where people suspected of having the virus are required to isolate, regardless of their test result.

    And there we have it. We will never be free of these power hungry leeches. They’ve had a taste of our vital juices, and they like it.

  131. notafan

    Thanks KD.

    I remember something about folded arms.

    Defensive or possibly, cold.

  132. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You see Your Honour, when I asked the accused question X his eyes moved up and to the left, and he moved his hand so its back was facing upwards rather than the palm.’

    ‘Oh. I see. Guilty – remove the prisoner.’

    FFS.

  133. Heh.

    Folded arms is code for “I am a barrister, be in awe of my wisdom, stupid jurors…”

  134. sfw

    calli, I thought they changed to the elimination strategy not long after they said they were fattening the curve, they just didn’t explain why or even announce it.

  135. Turns out if you rock up for jury selection with a MAGA cap and a copy of the Tele, you get bounced rather quickly.

  136. calli

    I thought folded arms meant “stop looking at my boobs”.

  137. Herodotus

    Thanks Rick – just before WW2. Charming.

  138. calli

    Apparently the NSW outbreak has been linked back to Melbourne. Which came from both the hotel stuff-up and the BLM b/s.

    Thanks Dan and numpty judges. You’re real champs.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    I wasn’t going to mention this calli, but there is another, more sinister reason for studying the basics of body language.

    Gunner – when you get in here, please provide a summary. I have to go to work shortly.

  140. notafan

    Folded arms now has at least four different meanings!

    Yes people look at men’s too!

  141. johanna

    Yep, calli, that’s the New Stupid I referred to yesterday. It is Stupid to the n. It is Stupendously Stupid.

    These jerks have no concept of what society is, or the economy is, and lack even a poofteenth of humility. They care not a jot about real human well-being – indeed, they don’t understand what it is.

    Any politician who even toys with such totalitarian, destructive ideas should be tarred, feathered, hung, drawn and quartered. Just for starters.

    Not, as cohenite would remind us, that I am advocating violence. 🙂

  142. Rex Mango

    On way to work & just heard ABC RN doing latest report re Afghan war crimes. Anyone else notice a similar pattern? Afghan witnesses, claiming mentally substandard people targeted etc? All the stories seem the same.

  143. calli

    Heh. Seven doing their best to puff up a “crisis”.

    Armytage asks breathlessly “do we have enough ICU beds?” to which Barilaro answers “there is only one in NSW being used by someone with Covid”.

    Undaunted, she proceeds to the next interviewee “Does Victoria have enough ICU beds? Where are they?”. Told there are plenty, she then goes on to “rostering”. Gasp.

    These people are a disgrace.

  144. calli

    More gaslighting. From ABC, so I won’t link.

    A post-coronavirus world depends on a vaccine. Without it, there’s no returning to “normal life” anytime soon.

    Fortunately, scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have decades of scientific knowledge and technological advancements on their side.

    Yep. Right. The lab coated priests of the new world order will set us free.

  145. Tintarella di Luna

    And there we have it. We will never be free of these power hungry leeches. They’ve had a taste of our vital juices, and they like it.

    They think they’ve found the key to our souls, fear, and as famously said by Franklin D Roosevelt — we have nothing to fear but fear itself – this virus will hang around for quite a while – the bubonic plague has hung around for millennia — we have to deal with the outbreaks and contain them. This is an interesting article on how the rich reacted to the bubonic plague

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Berikwhatshername in QLD sticking the knife into Danxi:

    ‘We can’t shut down every time there’s a cluster.’

    Haha.

  147. Mater

    These people are a disgrace.

    On ACA last night, Grimshaw (name is now appropriate) was pushing Berejiklian to adopt an “elimination strategy” and go into a “hard lockdown”.
    When told that elimination is not possible, Grimshaw responded that “New Zealand NEARLY has”!

    Gladys actual stood her ground well, and repeatedly told Tracy that life must go on and we need to learn to live with it.

    I admit to the smallest glimmer/sparks of respect while watching it. It was fleeting, but it was the only such ignition I’ve experienced towards a politician since this whole fucking* rock show commenced.

    *Take that Riccardo!

  148. calli

    Mitch M. might have some ideas on the weight gains over the last six months. It can’t just be access to pantries and fridges in lockdown. The place is crawling with walkers and cyclists and joggers.

    I wonder if it’s excess cortisol from stress that’s tweaking people’s metabolism.

  149. Tintarella di Luna

    Probably been discussed here at the Cat but China has reported A case of bubonic plague . and here is a bit of history of the bubonic plague though the plague had come calling on Europe in the 500s BC.

  150. Mater

    I admit to the smallest glimmer/sparks of respect while watching it. It was fleeting, but it was the only such ignition I’ve experienced towards a politician since this whole fucking* rock show commenced.

    And, yes, I know it’s probably all Kabuki Theatre to desensitise us to, and make us grateful for, our new ‘normal’. I used to study Psyops, too.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Really good articles you posted, Tinta.

    Appreciated.

  152. Megan

    Fortunately, scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have decades of scientific knowledge and technological advancements on their side.

    Which is why we have effective vaccines for the common cold, HIV/AIDS, and have eliminated all previous forms of influenza.
    Oh, that’s right, we don’t and we haven’t!

    I wonder how far we have to sink into complete and utter idiocy before there is any kind of recovery of the most basic sense?

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Probably been discussed here at the Cat but China has reported A case of bubonic plague .

    Look, squirrel!

    Squirrel in Colorado Tests Positive for Bubonic Plague (14 Jul)

    A squirrel tested positive for bubonic plague Saturday in the Town of Morrison, Colorado, local health officials announced Sunday.

    “The squirrel is the first case of plague in the county. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, and can be contracted by humans and household animals if proper precautions are not taken,” Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) said in a press release.

    Ok, that’s August handled. What’s on the list for September, anyone know yet?

  154. egg_

    An all-nighter by Hercule, on the same topic of a cranked-up TV doco designed to make money.

    The video I referred to earlier, for the benefit of all and sundry, including lurkers, Marcus Adonis.

    What was your elementary “hero” vehicle toolkit again – included cables ties, just like Murdoch?

  155. Gilas

    Still in moderation on the Quarantine thread, but always topical:

    Simply put, the “brave, larrikin, Ozzie” sheeples are getting what they fully deserve.

    What does anyone (with a working brain, admittedly) think the Govt would do if hundreds+ people refused to be intimidated by these buffoons at borders/airports etc?

    Claim my freedom as an adult taxpayer and push through.

    I’d happily front up to a Court and publicly expose the Govt bastardry, let the media ignore this.

    Jail time highly, HIGHLY unlikely! If enough people act.
    Fines? We’ll [email protected] well see!

    Do the sheep really believe that the risk of bad publicity, hundreds+ of cases, could be simply ignored by the Govt?
    Sheeples are both cowards and enablers, they are just like the Russian and the Ch!nk populations were last century.

    How did that turn out?

    QED, Australia is in the sh!t it’s in.

  156. Cassie of Sydney

    “These people are a disgrace.”

    Yep……every day they sink lower and lower and lower.

  157. It takes a lot of courage to confront a bunch of entitled gun wankers armed to the teeth.
    And to do it with a smile….amazing!

  158. Vietnam communist sympathiser Bob now supports black supremscist, baby killing neo Nazi BLM.

    You’re a sick old man, Bob.

  159. egg_

    KD

    You might know

    Does ‘body language’ have any evidentiary value?

    Is it a science now or still Alan Peasey?

    I knew the video would be jumped on by the numpties, without watching.

    As predictable as clockwork.

    The guy is not “Alan Peasey” in the slightest.

    Sad.

  160. lotocoti

    A lot cheaper to frame than the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

  161. Apparently the NSW outbreak has been linked back to Melbourne. Which came from both the hotel stuff-up and the BLM b/s.

    So the Melbourne outbreak originated in the BLM demonstrations?
    Who knew?
    Strange that it didn’t happen anywhere else in the country, despite the thousands on the streets.

  162. Cardimona

    Haven’t read back-thread, but are Cats watching the Trump presser?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG4TCQ5vBfQ&feature=youtu.be

    Drag the scroll bar back to the 28 minute mark approx IIRC.

  163. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3513435, posted on July 15, 2020 at 7:40 am
    Probably been discussed here at the Cat but China has reported A case of bubonic plague . and here is a bit of history of the bubonic plague though the plague had come calling on Europe in the 500s BC.”

    Thanks Tinta….the bubonic plague has never gone away and it was was just one of many “plagues” that afflicted Asia and Europe until recently. Bubonic and small pox epidemics were routine and then there was that mysterious disease called “the sweating sickness’…where you would wake up in the morning feeling well and be dead by nightfall. The sweating sickness was so contagious….it makes “China flu” look positively benign. There are theories (much debated) that sweating sickness may have been, as with syphilis, a gift from the new world. And the interesting thing about “sweating sickness” is that it appeared in the early 1500’s (after the discovery of the Americas) and then disappeared completely about 1551.

    I am not aware of any vaccine for bubonic plague.

  164. egg_

    If you were practiced in the dark art of talking to people you can detect ‘tells’, for want of a better phrase.

    Wow – straight from the video and as I explained earlier, he likened questioning to a poker game with “tells”.

    The sad ole plagiarism raises its head again.

    Ever met any Qld Blairites in person – habib, et al?

    Sad.

  165. Mater

    It takes a lot of courage to confront a bunch of entitled gun wankers armed to the teeth.
    And to do it with a smile….amazing!

    Not really, Bob. Only you would wet your pants over such a thing.
    Those are conservatives holding the guns. Law abiding people. They will use the guns in accordance will the law.
    Perfectly safe, unless you cause trouble. No different to walking past (armed) police in the Queen Street Mall.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Another one for the Poirots.
    Set the scene.
    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.
    Me and another Wiggle are loading a body into our Little Red Car(tm)
    We hear a heavy vehicle coming in the still night.
    Do we :-
    (a) drag said body around to the other side of the car and obscure it until the vehicle passes? or
    (b) stand there like stunned mullets in the headlights waiting for the driver to see what is going on.
    That one has got my implausometer going off the scale.
    Quite apart from the recent remembering of this a mere 15 years after the biggest and most publicised mudda case in the NT since the dingo.

  167. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hahahahaha, Numbers has put up a Lincoln Project astroturf extravaganza!
    Why am I so amused you ask?

    Nolte: Lincoln Project Cowards Blacklist Own Editor over Old Tweets (14 Jul)

    If you’re looking for even more proof of what a bunch of Never Trump cucks the Lincoln Project is, they just threw one of their own overboard over some stupid years-old tweets.

    The tweets aren’t racist. The tweets aren’t antisemitic. The tweets aren’t mean-spirited. The tweets weren’t even tweeted while he was working for the Lincoln Project.

    Nevertheless, after a group of fascist harpies at some feminist nonprofit called The 19th dredged up the old tweets, the left-wing Lincoln Project rolled over like a bunch of punks to appease their left-wing masters in the corporate media.

    “Based on these unacceptable and offensive posts, and those that came to light last week, Ben Howe is no longer affiliated with the Lincoln Project, effective immediately,” Keith Edwards, the group’s spokesman, said in a statement.

    The Lincoln Project (hoho) are a bunch of unabashed lefties who voted for Hillary and are now cancelling each other because other lefty activists are Karening them. Is that fun or what?

  168. egg_

    I guess that a “Knuckle Dragger” could be likened to a “Henchman”.

    Same IP address, Jacques?

  169. egg_

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3513409, posted on July 15, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Wow, ole KD has been on the case!

  170. Mater

    So the Melbourne outbreak originated in the BLM demonstrations?
    Who knew?
    Strange that it didn’t happen anywhere else in the country, despite the thousands on the streets.

    So you’re now denying the genome tracing that you where spruiking only days ago?

  171. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #3513454, posted on July 15, 2020 at 8:03 am

    And… LL is up for a few swings early in the morning instead of “fishing”, even if he can’t tell a Massey Ferguson from a Perkins; technical type stuff.

  172. zyconoclast

    Apparently the NSW outbreak has been linked back to Melbourne. Which came from both the hotel stuff-up and the BLM b/s.

    Thanks Dan and numpty judges. You’re real champs.

    And NSW giving 150,000 travel permits to Victorians.

  173. calli

    So the Melbourne outbreak originated in the BLM demonstrations?
    Who knew?

    Did you notice the “and” in my comment?

    There was a report that there was an overlap. Not that difficult to imagine.

    And if there’s active virus in a Melbourne crowd, it doesn’t follow that it’s also in other locations. It might be, but the passage of time and tracing indicates that it wasn’t.

  174. Twostix

    Coronavirus Cases Up The report showed that Orlando Health had a 98 percent positivity rate. However, when FOX 35 News contacted the hospital, they confirmed errors in the report. Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as in the report.

    The report also showed that the Orlando Veteran’s Medical Center had a positivity rate of 76%. A spokesperson for the VA told FOX 35 News on Tuesday that this does not reflect their numbers and that the positivity rate for the center is actually 6 percent.

    Fox found that 50 testing centres in Florida have had their numbers completely faked by health “officials” – tge real numberd replaced with overblown figures (98% positive Vs 9.4% in reality!).

    We’re being absolutely had.

  175. egg_

    Another one for the Poirots.

    Watched the final two parts of the series online.
    Not bad.

  176. calli

    Oh great.

    Inbox downloads.

    Time to check out Aldi’s Special Buys.

  177. zyconoclast

    Did you notice the “and” in my comment?

    The and was mine.
    I was not trying to steal your glory.

  178. Twostix

    What is the false positive rate of the cov19 test?

    How many of victoria’s “cases” fall into the margin of error?

    Things we wonder.

  179. Cassie of Sydney

    “Did you notice the “and” in my comment?”

    Calli, that requires comprehension skills…something the turd is sadly lacking in. To think he taught children.

  180. mh

    The Falconio case was always too big to have been left in hands of Territorians.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – Putting up propaganda vids, after the editor of them was airbrushed overnight like NKVD head Nikolai Yezhov, is quite hilarious. You do know that don’t you?

  182. H B Bear

    The ALPBC, the people who brought us the Bbq’d refugees, seem to think they are onto something with the SAS in Afghanistan.

  183. egg_

    The Falconio case was always too big to have been left in hands of Territorians.

    +1

    The “handcuffs” were taken in to Murdoch for questioning before DNA tests were done.
    Doh!

  184. mh

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Tuesday morning for a possible infection, court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg announced.

    The 87-year-old Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” following treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The justice is said to have experienced fever and chills and later had a bile duct stent cleaned. She’s expected to remain hospitalized for a “few days.”

  185. Herodotus

    The Falconio story would have disappeared ages ago if not for the hottie Joanne.

  186. Dr Faustus

    calli, I thought they changed to the elimination strategy not long after they said they were fattening the curve, they just didn’t explain why or even announce it.

    Elimination fell into their lap.
    When the numbers of Covid returnees (and people infected by them) peaked in March, it looked just like the promised ‘First Wave’ had been beaten back by chanting CMO’s. Australian Government exceptionalism had surely won a great victory. And we all received a big pat and a treat.

    In reality, it was National quarantine, at great cost, of a discrete set of imported cases and their contacts – easily identified by the immigration system. A feature of our geographic isolation.

    Now it’s got harder and murkier as the virus proceeds through the rookeries and passages of the wider community. And we are up for a bollocking for recklessly failing the CMO druids’ wise prescriptions, that worked so well just before.

    It’s no one’s fault but our own. Apparently.

  187. So you’re now denying the genome tracing that you where spruiking only days ago?

    No – affirming it.
    Post any tracing back to the Melbourne BLM demonstrations.
    Professor Paul Kelly –

    So, there is no evidence that there was— has been any spread from the Black Lives Matter protest. That doesn’t preclude the important message: this is not a time to be having mass protests, particularly in Melbourne. The risk of— the fact that we haven’t found any more cases from those protests doesn’t prove that the protests are safe. And just to be clear, it’s not just protests, it’s any mass gathering. And so there are very clear and strong restrictions on mass gatherings that are part of this process that’s being worked through for those hotspots.

    And

    Despite strong warnings in the lead-up, so far only four people who attended the Melbourne protest have tested positive to coronavirus and experts say it is unlikely they spread it to other demonstrators.

    “We’ve seen more cases, but they don’t appear to be linked to the protests,” Professor Peter Collignon, an infectious diseases expert at the Australian National University, told SBS News.

    And

    Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Nick Coatsworth, also dismissed claims the spike could be linked to the protests, telling reporters that “there is no evidence that there has been chains of community transmission that we are aware of through the Black Lives Matter protests”.

    According to official Australian Government advice, “most people who are infected will develop symptoms within 14 days of infection”. It has been 20 days since the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne.

    Greg Hunt tried a different way of politicising the situation.
    Without any evidence that the Victorian outbeak is linked to BLM, he says that people saw the demos as an indication that the restrictions were lifted. But to claim that this current outbreak is linked directly to the demos, is bullshit.

    Given your amazing skills for fact finding, have a go at tracing the link using evidence, rather than assertion.

  188. egg_

    Another one for the Poirots.

    DNA was insufficient on its own for a conviction, the Cops had to place Murdoch in the vicinity and so used the dodgy Servo video – just as dodgy as Lees’ testimony.
    Murdoch is 6′ 5″ tall.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    A little lesson for those who crochet and drink Earl Grey whilst watching Poirot on the telly.
    That is, the mysterious case of “Exposed” the ABC beat-up to spring Kelli Lane, baby killer, from jail.
    It had all parts of the formula.
    Mysterious new witnesses who just pop up years later (and just as quickly disappear when asked to make a formal statement).
    The chronology of events which proves the crook couldn’t of done it (which really turns out to be just slight inconsequential variations in different witness accounts). “The receptionist swears it was 2:15 pm, BUT … the taxi driver says it was 2:10 …. Hmmm”.
    The slanted “reporting”, pumping up the credibility of friendlies and spraying pejorative terms at prosecution witnesses.
    Anyway, the point is this.
    In October 2018 “stunning new evidence” was about to emerge which would spring Kelli from the clink.
    It was on high rotation on the wymminses pages for about two weeks.
    Quick as a flash, nothing happened.
    Nearly two years on, Kelli still doing time.

  190. mh

    Joanne Lees – hottie or minger?

    The Cat is torn on this one.

  191. egg_

    The Falconio story would have disappeared ages ago if not for the hottie Joanne.

    +1

    Nice rack.

  192. vr

    So, Bari Weiss resigned. In a spectacular fashion. It wasn’t surprising it came to that.
    Resignation letter.

  193. egg_

    A little lesson for those who crochet and drink Earl Grey whilst watching Poirot on the telly.

    How macho.
    I bet you’re a midget.

  194. Cardimona

    Today’s first letters submission, just sent to ten newspapers but most unlikely to see print.
    Never mind, somewhere some journos had to read it to bin it and it added to their cognitive dissonance loads…

    Letters to the Editor – Why the hysteria right now?

    The Editor

    Ordinary Aussies are starting to wonder why the hysterical left are becoming far more deranged than usual.

    Most of us now know that duplicating our electricity generating system with solar (which doesn’t work at night or under cloud) and wind (which only works when the wind blows) is a mug’s game.

    More and more of us are realising that COVID-19 is also a massive beat up. Catching flu is never fun but COVID-19 just hasn’t performed as predicted; it’s little different to the ordinary seasonal flu.

    We’re also noticing the supra-legal behaviour of our politicians.

    Preventing people crossing state borders is unlawful under the constitution.

    The “National Cabinet” has no foundation in the Westminster system.

    Our elected reps (including my son-in-law) have been excluded from representing us in parliaments.

    So why so much angst right now? China, the UN, and the US “swamp” are going all out to prevent the re-election of President Donald Trump – and they are using the world’s media to achieve that.

    We in Australia are merely collateral damage. Food for thought?

    (175 words)

  195. egg_

    Nearly as good as Marcus Adonis’ strutting MH370 revelation for we mere plebs.

  196. Nick

    I can’t wait until Ch7 airs it’s next expose ‘I met aliens and they defiled me’

  197. mh

    Bruce and Denise Morcombe to help Joanne Lees find Peter Falconio’s body
    Kathy Sundstrom, Sunshine Coast Daily
    February 14, 2017
    .

    No news so far…

  198. H B Bear

    I’m loving the Depp trial. Better than anything Sydney and Graham Richardson could put on.

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    Keli Lane murdered her new born baby and dumped the baby’s body somewhere. Lane is a serial liar.

    Bradley Murdoch murdered Peter Falconio and dumped his body somewhere. Murdoch is a serial liar.

  200. What happened to the Stan Grant post? Too racist for the Cat?

  201. Struth

    I wonder how far we have to sink into complete and utter idiocy before there is any kind of recovery of the most basic sense?

    Look at history of brainwashed populations.
    It ends in the rubble of cities with children in military uniforms crying at being captured fighting against free forces.
    Now they are inside the nations of the free forces.

  202. egg_

    Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC
    #1240355, posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm
    Sigh.

    Hot. Heavy. Nosewheel fire an hour after t/o.

    Aviate, navigate, communicate.

    The pilot aviated and boresighted on the diversion runway at Langkawi. Meanwhile the copilot’s popping the electrical busses to siolate the fire and work out if it’s nosewheel or electrical.

    The pilots are then incapacitated/killed by the smoke. The third priority does not happen.

    The flight computer then sets to default mode while screaming the cockpit alarms.

    And she flies on until fuel exhaustion.

    It has happened before, it will happen again.

    The pain, the pain, dear William!

  203. Nick

    It’s strange to read Fairfax papers to see the daily ‘Trump has bungled…” headline, yet Andrews is a veritable Saint.

  204. egg_

    Nick
    #3513498, posted on July 15, 2020 at 8:28 am

    The Vicco pile on.
    LL’s probably heading back to his day bed.

  205. Leigh Lowe

    I bet you’re a midget

    I show up as 6’5″ on servo CCTV.

  206. Nick

    What happened to the Stan Grant post? Too racist for the Cat?

    Monty: oh, look over there, in indigenous squirrel

  207. Mater

    Try this, Bob. From today, not ancient history.

    Victorian health authorities have confirmed a link between two COVID-19 cases in people who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne’s CBD just over a month ago, and the cluster of at least 242 cases in public housing towers in the city’s inner northwest.

    But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to say whether members of the cluster, which includes the protest attendees, live in the public housing towers…

    …While the confirmation stops short of establishing the protest as a cause of the public housing megacluster, it demonstrates clear links between the mass gathering, attendees who tested positive, and the state’s largest COVID-19 cluster to date.

    Tracing takes time, you know.

    BTW. Now that I’ve furnished you with the facts about your fathers service, have you done the ring around to correct those pesky “family narratives” that have been circulating among the extended clan?
    They deserve to know the truth, don’t keep it to yourself. The Cat is a public service, after all.

  208. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    ”Victorian health authorities have confirmed a link between two COVID-19 cases in people who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne’s CBD just over a month ago, and the cluster of at least 242 cases in public housing towers in the city’s inner northwest.”

    Gee. Very few, if any, could have predicted that eventually, apart from the huge number of people who did.

    Incompetence piled on incompetence, piled on incompetence, layer upon layer, leavened with many, many “fuck youse” to the poor long suffering nongs who continue to exist in that stinking collectivist shithole.

    Which they now can’t even escape if they want to.

    Still planning on voting for Dunderhead Dan Xi Man, you masochistic morons?

  209. mh

    mUnty, it’s the ‘Hadley’s heroes’ thread.

  210. egg_

    I show up as 6’5″ on servo CCTV.

    Yup, well below 6′, I’d wager.

  211. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I show up as 6’5″ and around 355 lbs on servo CCTV.

    Correcting a significant omission.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Mysterious new witnesses who just pop up years later (and just as quickly disappear when asked to make a formal statement).

    Case in point.
    Remember the guy who “saw” The Cardinal exposing himself to boys in a SLSC changeroom?
    Totally sure of himself when giving evidence to Mzzz Milligan on 7:30.
    He bravely chased George from the changerooms, and the story became more lurid with each of the many re-tellings on radio the next day.
    He was appalled and disgusted!
    Except, when invited to make a sworn statement, the old perjury stage-fright kicked in.

  213. min

    NSW now saying that the virus there in clusters originated in Melbourne as it is a particular mutation as it is not the same found in NSW.
    Really!!!

  214. dover_beach

    If mass gatherings like the BLM protests have not contributed to community transmission than Stage 2 and 3 restrictions have no justification.

  215. notafan

    Either body language is an accepted science admissible as evidence or not.

    It’s pretty simple.

    What can we infer about relentless posting about a tv programme over several days?

    Herculean effect finding an old mark l post to embarrass KD who is clearly not Mark. 😂😂😂

    Iirc satp knows Mark outside the cat and told you they are not one and the same.

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