Tuesday Forum: August 11, 2020

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  1. OldOzzie

    How to make the great Aussie roast leg of lamb even greater

    John Lethlean
    Food Writer

    Jamie’s food worked really well, and his leg of lamb? Well, it became a go-to for millions around the world who had quite possibly grown up on roast lamb with mint sauce and floury gravy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but for me and many more besides, Oliver took the great Australian leg of lamb, threw away its Fletcher Jones jacket and slacks and made it over in Armani. Olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon… an Englishman was giving us an Italian take on an Australian staple. It became a dinner party “Thing”.

    Somewhere along the line, for me anyway, anchovies got into the act. Whether this was because Jamie had used pancetta in one recipe demo and I simply decided to substitute hairy fish, or whether he did it on telly, or whether it was borrowed from another cook, I can’t remember. It’s lost in the mists of time. But if you can get a decent leg of Australian lamb, stab it with a steely knife a few times to make slits, and then stuff those slits with a poultice of garlic, rosemary, anchovy, lemon juice and olive oil, rub the whole thing down with a bit more of the stuff and add plenty of great quality sea salt, and whack it in the Weber, it’s pretty difficult to go wrong. Unless you get pissed and take your eye off the ball while the leg is cooking and take it out too early. Or late. Remember, the meat thermometer is your best friend when cooking and socialising at the same time.

    Anyway, here’s a slightly more traditional approach to the same flavours (and remember, anchovy sceptics, it’s the main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce).

    Stab your leg many times and insert wafers of garlic everywhere: at least two cloves for a 2.5kg leg. Rub the whole joint with olive oil and season generously with quality salt crystals and black pepper. Rub it like you’re exfoliating. Then roast the leg in a preheated 200C oven in a tray with a generous glass of white wine, basting occasionally, and when the meat thermometer says 63C, it should be medium rare. Roughly 75 minutes.

    Now, while the leg is resting in a warm place, drain off the excess fat (I have a $5 Aldi fat separator for this) and in your baking tray add, in this order, at least five anchovy fillets, crushing them to a paste, and 175ml chicken stock. Reduce very slightly over low heat, allowing everything to emulsify a bit. Off the flame/element add the zest of one lemon and one tablespoon of chopped flat-leaf parsley and the juices from your rested leg. You’re done. Thank you Sonia Stevenson and your long-lost book Roasts.

    This is a most outstanding way to roast a leg of lamb and serve it with a gravy my late mum would not have recognised but almost certainly would have enjoyed. Pukka, in fact.

    The Weekend Australian Magazine

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  3. Zyconoclast

    ‘Right moment’: AGL unveils plans for at least 1000MW of batteries

    Energy giant AGL has lodged a proposal to build as much as 500 megawatts of batteries at its Liddell power plant and has plans of doubling that total across the nation.

  4. Dr Faustus

    I’ve been getting let’s chat texts from the Chicoms.

    You’ve been less than complimentary about their shitty machine tools.

  5. Snoopy

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors has become a leftist skinsuit. Amiright?

  6. Snoopy

    The Liddell site should be confiscated from AGL without compensation and dedicated as a memorial to the Aboriginal resistance.

  7. Zyconoclast

    US Justice Department finds Yale discriminates against Asian and white students

    The elite school “uses race at multiple steps of its admissions process resulting in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant’s likelihood of admission”, the Justice Department said.

  8. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Great Barrier Reef special envoy Warren Entsch has urged the federal government to make climate­ change spending a major part of its post-COVID-19 ­eco­nomic recoverydestruction plan

    fixingly!

  9. calli

    Thanks for posting that interview, Ellen. Highly recommended viewing.

    I enjoyed his reference to the manual for surviving prisoner of war camp and his observation about individual thinkers.

  10. P

    Thanks P for the Dr Martyr link.
    What does she mean by this phrase – Confirmation has become an ‘exit sacrament’ for young people and their families.?

    OSC, I stumbled there myself yesterday when I read it. Thought perhaps it meant that at that stage parents felt they had fulfilled their obligation. Also that their children were accepted, as my grandson not long ago reminded me, as ‘fully fledged catholics’.

    It further bothered me so I googled ‘exit sacrament’ and came up with this link:
    Stop celebrating the sacrament of departure

  11. 132andBush

    Leigh Lowe
    #3547391, posted on August 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Gez and 132.
    Bloke on radio complaining that he couldn’t get a permit to take his header over the Murray.
    (I assume he is a contractor wanting to go up into NSW and follow the harvesting season South).
    Anyway, no permit until he could provide further information on what a header was and why it should be considered ‘ssential.

    Start with a loaf of bread and work backwards?

    Getting into, let alone transiting through, NSW is looking like becoming a huge problem for contractors.
    Not good, this is the biggest harvest for a bloody long time.

  12. Ladyredneck

    Far out! This afternoon, the 14th Aug I received the email from our bureaucratic bunglers to tell me that as a business owner I’m subject to either Stage 3 or 4 restrictions, with the links for getting such important documents as worker permits. This is either 9 or 12 days late depending on where I operate. How the heck can they expect employers and business owners to comply with their ridiculous “guidelines/impositions” when they cant deliver the info to us within even a week of the new rules. What a farce.

  13. Eyrie

    There seems to be a real ad hoc approach to this.

    C’mon calli, you don’t really think our governments are competent and have a plan, do you?

  14. NoFixedAddress

    OldOzzie

    An interesting article by Michael Shellenberger, ‘the backsliding RE scum’, on Nuclear Energy influence by China and Russia.

    Why the War On Nuclear Threatens Us All
    America’s energy policies are pushing its allies into the embrace of undemocratic rivals.

    In a major blow to the U.S. nuclear-energy industry, China is helping Saudi Arabia create a facility to produce uranium “yellowcake” from uranium ore, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The deal is further evidence that America’s antinuclear energy policies are pushing U.S. allies into the arms of our illiberal and undemocratic rivals.

    “The Chinese will expand the breadth of their engagement with the Saudis and become a supplier of nuclear plants,” a U.S. nuclear industry official told me, “which will lock China in as the leading supplier of influence over the next century.” Part of the reason the Chinese-Saudi facility is such big news is because it would bring the kingdom one step closer to enriching uranium, which could be used for a power plant—or for a weapon.
    ….
    Where Republicans have been apathetic, Democrats have been activists in trying to regulate nuclear energy out of existence and prevent the U.S. from helping nations abroad develop their nuclear capacity. “There are people in Congress who don’t understand that, if the U.S. government won’t sell nuclear energy to a country, others will,” says Seth Grae of Lightbridge Corporation, one of several nuclear industry CEOs who met with President Donald Trump at the White House last year.

    Some nuclear industry officials hope that the U.S. will, in the future, “leapfrog” over China and Russia with smaller “modular” reactor designs, micro-reactors, and radical new reactor-coolant combinations such as those being pursued by Bill Gates. Biden’s plan calls for more R&D into these novel designs.

    But China and Russia are already far ahead of the U.S. on building and selling small, modular, and radical designs, as well as the standard water-cooled ones that most nations have chosen to build since the 1950s. If the U.S. fails to compete with China and Russia, no other liberal democratic or Western nation will. France, Japan, and South Korea have largely withdrawn from international competition.

    https://www.city-journal.org/the-war-on-nuclear-energy

  15. Makka

    C’mon calli, you don’t really think our governments are competent and have a plan, do you?

    When it comes to resorting to thuggery and attacking diminutive women because of mask infringement they have.

  16. Dr Faustus

    Energy giant AGL has lodged a proposal to build as much as 500 megawatts of batteries at its Liddell power plant and has plans of doubling that total across the nation.

    I bet it has.
    Not many alternative projects in Australia that will give you an 18% IRR.
    Shame it’s there to fill the $375 MWh gaps in the STEM and $15,000 MWh spikes on the Spot Market.

  17. rickw

    I’ve been getting let’s chat texts from the Chicoms.

    You’ve been less than complimentary about their shitty machine tools.

    Point taken! I’m probably on the Chicom Machinetool Builders Association liquidation list!

  18. OldOzzie

    NoFixedAddress
    #3547536, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    OldOzzie

    An interesting article by Michael Shellenberger, ‘the backsliding RE scum’, on Nuclear Energy influence by China and Russia.

    Why the War On Nuclear Threatens Us All
    America’s energy policies are pushing its allies into the embrace of undemocratic rivals.

    Thanks NFA interesting article – wish Australia had the brains ro work out that Nuclear is our future given our natural resources.


    It’s time for the U.S. to realign its policies with the NPT and take action to compete with the Chinese and Russians. Nations looking to build nuclear plants will choose partners with experience building them. This is a problem for the U.S., which is currently building just two reactors in Georgia. By contrast, China and Russia are building 37 reactors at home and abroad.

    After Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg condemned “endless economic growth” at the United Nations last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, “No one has explained to Greta that . . . people in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden.”

    Putin’s message is no doubt more appealing than Thunberg’s to the nations seeking nuclear power, which include Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Zambia. “It’s a powder keg type of situation,” says Rhodes, “as well as a longer-term question of who is going to shape the world.”

    The China-Saudi deal should serve as a wake-up call to Congress and the national security and nonproliferation community. It’s time for the U.S. to realign its policies with the NPT and take action to compete with the Chinese and Russians

    Our goal should be to boost the share of U.S. electricity generated from nuclear power from today’s 20 percent to at least 50 percent by 2050. Congress should ensure that after Bechtel completes building the two reactors in Georgia, its construction crews are hired to complete two identical reactors at Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Power Station in South Carolina, where construction was abandoned in 2017. With four world-class AP1000 nuclear reactors built, American construction managers and workers would be well-positioned to compete to build the same reactors around the world, where China and Russia are already pitching their own designs.

  19. MatrixTransform

    Not many alternative projects in Australia that will give you an 18% IRR.

    nice return
    amazing.
    ruinables have created a whole new market and lots more jobs
    /sarc

  20. rickw

    Not good, this is the biggest harvest for a bloody long time.

    Don’t worry, they’ll fuck around until some heavy rain hits it then problem will be solved!

  21. Struth

    One of my mates in the Territory made it clear.

    Most of the bloody place is public service Karens and dole bludgers, he said.
    Gunner is on a winner with his rhetoric.
    They’d be happy if the Borders were closed for good.

    One road train stopped and they really would be screaming.

    It’s a test every seven days, to get a permit.

    So if you are a truckie say in Adelaide, and you want to go to Melbourne, You just get a swab and a permit, so then as I said, you can go anywhere in Victoria , hotspots, in and out, all you like and then head out all over Australia,

    Take for example Adelaide Melb Melb Adelaide can be done three times a week by the same bloke and has been done for the last six months.
    The testing is a farce and a joke.
    It’s all about surrendering your freedom of movement and allow them to permit or deny.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Anyway, no permit until he could provide further information on what a header was and why it should be considered ‘ssential.

    Start with a loaf of bread and work backwards?

    No, no 132.
    There will be a bunch of public service types sitting around figuring out how many car bins will be saved if they withhold permits for headers.
    Of course, they won’t know the final number for days because they will have to second an Asian guy from Treasury who can work a calculator.
    The connection between header and bread won’t be made for a while.
    They will finally issue a permit in January with the condition that the header only be used to harvest gluten free grain and quinoa.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    I have a relative with a Big Green Machine who does a bit of contract heading.
    I must ask him what the deal is.
    Last year he didn’t go far afield, but he used to go well up into NSW and work his way home.

  24. 132andBush

    Don’t worry, they’ll fuck around until some heavy rain hits it then problem will be solved!

    Have already pointed out the optics of such a situation to three nsw ministers.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The connection between header and bread won’t be made for a while.

    I did get asked “But what do you do with all that wheat you grow?”

  26. Behind Enemy Lines

    Snoopy
    #3547520, posted on August 14, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    The Australian Institute of Company Directors has become a leftist skinsuit. Amiright?

    Yes. Maybe not completely, but enough for me to cancel my membership. I did their course about twelve years back and found it very useful at the time. But when their own management started demanding things (including but not limited to quotas for women) that plainly contradict Directors’ Duties, I decided that being affiliated with them could start doing more harm than good. Besides, you’d have to be a complete retard to pay dues to an organisation that’s dedicated itself to promoting less-qualified candidates for directorships ahead of the majority of its own better-qualified members.

  27. 132andBush

    I have a relative with a Big Green Machine who does a bit of contract heading.

    Another loon like me.

  28. zyconoclast

    Justice for Cannon $277,999 raised of $5,000 goal

    On Sunday, August 9th, this precious angel was playing outside with his siblings when he was murdered. He was merely doing what he would do any other day and that’s playing with his sisters, riding his bike, doing what kids do and all of the innocence that comes with being a child. This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence. We are asking for your donations to assist with anything that may be needed for expenses related to his services. We offer our sincerest appreciation in this extremely difficult time. #justice for Cannon

  29. P

    msn.com

    … two men were fined whilst buying cigarettes in South Melbourne after curfew.

    “Both men were also not wearing face coverings, with one claiming he did not need to as he has a birth condition that makes him resistant to coronavirus.”

  30. OldOzzie

    THE SLIMIEST CHARACTER IN AMERICAN POLITICS?

    Joe Biden has been in the public eye for close to 50 years. His record over that time is dismal, but for some reason he has usually gotten a pass. “Good old Joe” has broken every rule in the book without suffering serious consequences. To be sure, his prior presidential runs crashed and burned when a few aspects of his gross dishonesty came to light, but his dishonorable career continued nevertheless.

    Biden has feathered his nest for decades, in part by selling his influence to foreign powers, as in the case of Ukraine’s Burisma, not to mention his more worrisome Chinese connections. This would seem to be a serious offense, but it has been chalked up to “Joe being Joe.” The theory, I guess, is that he is too dumb to know better, and money somehow just finds its way into his pockets.

    That isn’t a great recommendation for a presidential candidate, but the Democrats are about to nominate him. So the time for indulgence is past. Biden’s main problem at the moment is his dementia, which appears to be accelerating rapidly and in some quarters is generating sympathy for the frail and elderly politician.

    But let’s not get carried away. Joe Biden (or his far-left inner circle) is as full of hate as ever. We saw this in the opening campaign salvo that Biden and Kamala Harris launched yesterday. Where did they go for an attack on President Trump? To Biden’s long-discredited lie that Trump was somehow responsible for the fact that a tiny handful of white supremacists turned out in Charlottesville several years ago. Seriously, this is apparently the best they’ve got.

    As Joe Biden enters the last of his twilight years, it is important to remember that he has long been a voice of hatred and a peddler of division, and remains so today.

  31. Harlequin Decline

    Went to a Sydney North shore private hospital for a follow up check. A mask was mandatory to gain entry so I bunged an N95 one on at the door.

    After getting to the front of the queue the hapless woman taking down details said-

    ‘You can’t wear that mask, it’s non compliant, you have to wear one of these’ and gave me a cheap shitty blue one.

    I said ‘My one is is much better than that one’ and showed her the N95 stamp on it.

    She wouldn’t have it and said-

    ‘That one is no good, it lets the air you breathe into the hospital’

    FMD I muttered realising the futility of trying to explain matters so I put on the mask and was then asked to fill in a ‘survey form’

    There was a brief exchange of views on the need to fill in the form and I attempted to escape to the lifts before being called back. She then verbally took down the details and I was let in.

    Whilst waiting to see the surgeon a woman came in wearing a head to toe plastic raincoat, rubber gloves and, of course a shitty mask. I thought at first she might be suited up for a fearsomely grisly operation but no, she was there to see one of the specialists and duly sat down in the waiting room.

    I whinged to the surgeon I was seeing that the hospital entry process was crap and that they wouldn’t let me in wearing an N95 mask. His reaction was-

    ‘That’s bullsh-, bloody nonsense, complete rubbish. Your mask is better than this one’ and pointed to his own mask.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    Today’s whinge.
    Krauts.
    Doing a little job which I would very much like to be precisely level and the Bosch electronic level shits itself.
    Look up manual online and under “Battery Replacement” it says “Remove battery cover and replace battery”.
    Great.
    Stare at the screws holding the display in place (tiny torx head screws) thinking “I don’t reckon that is meant to come off”.
    Finally suss out that the battery fits in one end, where the cap has a tiny 4mm indistinct battery symbol printed on it.
    Fuck, would it hurt to say where the battery goes you blockheaded Krauts?

  33. shatterzzz

    I blames BAT FLU .. 20 years he weathered all storms but today ….. Sad ..!
    https://imgur.com/elPJJ8u

  34. Leigh Lowe

    FMD I muttered realising the futility of trying to explain matters so I put on the mask and was then asked to fill in a ‘survey form’

    Did your glasses fog up because of:-
    1. Breath coming out through the top of the mask; or
    2. Anger?
    .
    Here’s the thing.
    If those masks are so shit-hot my glasses shouldn’t fog up.
    Fogging up means that … OMG … vapour is escaping the mask!!!

  35. Bushkid

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3547557, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm
    The connection between header and bread won’t be made for a while.

    I did get asked “But what do you do with all that wheat you grow?”

    This is where the “education system” has utterly failed.

    OK, so I grew up in the bush, knew exactly where and how the food on our table came from and got there. Our family had city friends whose kids didn’t know that milk came from cows, and when they visited us, their parents had to bring milk bottles and the foil tops with them to put our dairy cows’ milk into (out of sight of said kids) before they’d drink it. They used to have the horrors when we demonstrated the freshest milk came straight from the cows teat into our mouths!

    It doesn’t seem much effort has gone into filling that knowledge void, and the result is bureaucrats who have no idea that food doesn’t magically appear from the bowels of the supermarket store rooms every night to fill the shelves ready for them to buy the next day.

    Unsurprisingly given the appalling prevailing ignorance, these lockdowns and border closures are going to have consequences far beyond the politicians’ and health bureaucrats’ minuscule imaginings.

    Basically, we’re stuffed.

  36. Harlequin Decline

    Leigh Lowe
    #3547568, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    The only time my glasses won’t fog is when I’m dead. Ski goggles, blue masks, white masks, scuba goggles, protective goggles for spraying poison you name it-my glasses fog up.

  37. amortiser

    Are we still allowed to say Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels?

    In a book called Australian War Heroes, there was a chapter on Jock McLaren who was a coastwatcher in PNG. He actually took out his own appendix. He was hidden from Japanese patrols while he convalesced by Fuzzy Wuzzy Fighting Devils.

    Looks like that term was changed to Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels to be politically correct. Now even that’s not good enough. The original term was probably coined to strike fear into the Japanese when encountered by them.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OK, so I grew up in the bush, knew exactly where and how the food on our table came from and got there

    I’m remembering the outraged Karen complaining that her son – staying with us – had been exposed to the trauma of seeing a sheep being killed, and dressed . Said son considered it quite cool that he knew where meat came from….

  39. Makka

    If those masks are so shit-hot my glasses shouldn’t fog up.

    I had the same problem, then I took the time to shape the top of the mask with it’s wire cord into the profile of my honker and all fixed.

  40. incoherent rambler

    If those masks are so shit-hot my glasses shouldn’t fog up.

    I solved the problem by making a few 3mm holes in the mask.
    Side benefit is that it is easier to breath.

  41. Struth

    It doesn’t seem much effort has gone into filling that knowledge void, and the result is bureaucrats who have no idea that food doesn’t magically appear from the bowels of the supermarket store rooms every night to fill the shelves ready for them to buy the next day.

    I reckon they know at the top.
    The truckies were all baby killers in the eighties remember?
    Flying down the Hume and Bandit two-ing our way all over the place.

    So they told the country they would crack down on us and our log books.
    Made sure we criminal bastards would work to rule.
    So behind the back of the populous they just changed the rules and gave us more legal hours to work (if we paid for it, which we had to because we have competitors)

    Why?

    They very well understand the cost and supply chain issues.
    Prices would have gone through the roof.
    For other reasons they haven’t stopped trucks and miraculously truckies , travelling through states in their thousands daily, rarely get mentioned.
    I wonder why?

    No rebellion will be tolerated, they will instead just kill your spirit and mind with transport supplied time.

    Become an alcoholic.
    If anyone is going to take your mind, make sure it’s you.

  42. Mark A

    Harlequin Decline
    #3547574, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Leigh Lowe
    #3547568, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    The only time my glasses won’t fog is when I’m dead. Ski goggles, blue masks, white masks, scuba goggles, protective goggles for spraying poison you name it-my glasses fog up.

    Gas mask, army, what did we use to smear on the inside to prevent fogging?
    Can’t remember but it worked.

  43. Harlequin Decline

    Found the right car for Dan of the Dead. The Studebaker Dictator.

    Apparently Studebaker were OK with the name when Mussolini was in power but changed the name when a certain Mr H started giving dictators a really bad name.

  44. Makka

    Gas mask, army, what did we use to smear on the inside to prevent fogging?

    Mixture of water and toothpaste, then rinsed clean. Worked on my diving goggles.

  45. incoherent rambler

    what did we use to smear on the inside to prevent fogging?

    Don’t anyone answer that.
    It is not that sort of blog.

  46. Harlequin Decline

    Makka
    #3547591, posted on August 14, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Haven’t tried toothpaste but will give it a go next time.

  47. Roger

    Good news:

    Prospects of a La Nina developing this spring increasing.

  48. OldOzzie

    ‘Zero effect’: Record shows Harris unproductive as senator

    Democrats celebrating Sen. Kamala D. Harris‘ pick as their party’s vice presidential nominee cited her groundbreaking ancestry, her personal story and her work as a district attorney and later California attorney general.

    But few found much to say about her current job as the junior senator from California.

    Over her 3½ years, she has quietly amassed one of the most liberal records in the chamber while standing out as one of the least bipartisan members in terms of her willingness to work across the aisle with Republicans, according to analysts who study bill-writing patterns.

  49. calli

    ‘That one is no good, it lets the air you breathe into the hospital’

    Ahahah!

    Hold yer breath next time, buster!

    There’s no arguing with these idiots. Recommend you watch Ellen’s youtube from the 18 minute mark.

  50. cohenite

    The hunchback is a combination of cuomo and de blasio.

  51. cohenite

    I wonder if they have a shit towns USA edition. NY and chicago would have to be close to the top of the podium, although portland, seattle and san franciso would be in the race.

  52. calli

    I’ve caved and am making a couple of masks to wear to church. Jap gauze lined with ancient t-shirt. Three layer but tailored and breathable. My glasses fog too, and I get a weird feedback sensation wearing the blue gob-cover of idiocy. So bad I get something like vertigo.

    Anyways, going to mask up, not for me, but so that others can feel safe from my Breath of Doom.

    So sad that so many are utterly terrified. That point was also made in Ellen’s video referenced earlier. Fear is a real factor in people succumbing and dying.

  53. OldOzzie

    National Security Advisor: Trump “should be a frontrunner for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

    Comments Permalink Posted by William A. Jacobson Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:05pm
    Robert O’Brien’s comments upon announcement of the Israel-UAE peace deal triggered an avalanche of TDS.

    From the Comments

    But did he make the sea levels stop rising?

    Yes: he issued an executive order forbidding either mooochelle obama or stacey adams from jumping in any coastal waters.

  54. incoherent rambler

    The hunchback is a combination of …

    The hump is a large zit.
    It all started as something growing on the zits arsehole.

  55. incoherent rambler

    Should I tell you what I really think? I tire of holding back.

  56. Pedro the Loafer

    I wonder if they have a shit towns USA edition.

    Detroit
    Baltimore
    Cleveland
    Oakland
    Birmingham
    Philadelphia

  57. feelthebern

    Any rumours re the 47 year old who was almost beaten to death in Barwon Prison?
    Were they Lawyer X related/connected?

  58. OMG. It’s THAT car. It’s for sale.

    Ted!
    Some eye bleach, thanks.
    Those wheels are atrocious.

  59. And thanks for the recipe,oldOz.
    Screenshotted

  60. calli

    Which reminds me. Spotted on my way to Newcastle and back yesterday.

    – woman masked up on a deserted Waratah street
    – man masked up riding pushbike
    – woman masked up and completely distracted while driving alone along Stockton Bridge.

    It was like entering the Twilight Zone.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    132andBush

    #3547560, posted on August 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I have a relative with a Big Green Machine who does a bit of contract heading.

    Another loon like me.

    Come on!
    You’re just a passenger listening to your 8 track tapes while the GPS and Mr Deere’s analysis tools do all the work.

  62. Infidel Tiger King

    Spare a thought for the Victorian deaf community. The mask situation has left them completely isolated and afraid.

  63. calli

    An update on a much discussed topic earlier this year.

    An inquiry into the Ruby Princess cruise ship has identified “serious”, “inexcusable” and “inexplicable” mistakes by NSW Health.

    Love the scare quotes. Let’s see how the results pan out in a similar inquiry in our beloved southern LaborLand.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King

    #3547618, posted on August 14, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Spare a thought for the Victorian deaf community. The mask situation has left them completely isolated and afraid.

    Mind you, there is another demographic who is revelling in the “Sorry, darl. Didn’t hear you through the mask. Sorry.”
    Or so I’ve heard.

  65. feelthebern

    AGL building a gigwatt of battery storage would make it the biggest in Oz.
    We are talking multiples of it’s nearest competitor.
    You make your money on batteries via drawing out power when prices are low & selling it back into the grid when prices are high.
    Are we comfortable with one of the biggest generators of electricity (with the capacity to know when they will be increasing/decreasing production) to also own the batteries that work the other side of the trade?

  66. notafan

    Made it there and back again without being asked my business today.

    Took baby for a walk and met a pack of police and army personnel.

    A few minutes earlier around the corner they’d have caught me unmasked but darned if I’m going to comfort an upset eight week old with a mask on my face.

    Kept walking and this Karen had a go at me for standing still for a few seconds.

    I was fuming, and it was raining, so I headed home.

    Some time later daughter comes home from run and says you didn’t see me mum?

    It was her giving me stick, she was moving so fast I didn’t recognise her.

    😂

  67. OldOzzie

    “Without a Doubt Hydroxychloroquine Protocols Helped Me – I Was Symptom Free in 4 Days” – Congressman Louie Gohmert Speaks Out on His Bout with COVID-19

    On Wednesday Congressman Louie Gohmert updated The Gateway Pundit on his condition:

    “Without a doubt, the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) protocols helped me. I was prescribed hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and a steroid nebulizer. I also took zinc and some vitamins. I was still pretty weak but was completely symptom free in four days. It is a shame some people are politicizing the use of HCQ protocols and citing some debunked studies to claim HCQ is unsafe and should not be utilized as a treatment for coronavirus.”

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good news:
    Prospects of a La Nina developing this spring increasing.

    Shame there’s no room in Warragamba to put any extra rainfall in.
    Hunter Water is at 81%, so there’s some capacity, but another ECL this weekend should add to that.

  69. Struth

    Spare a thought for the Victorian deaf community. The mask situation has left them completely isolated and afraid.

    Comment of the day.

  70. Old School Conservative

    Thank you P for the link to “sacrament of departure”.
    Your Google-Fu outranks mine by several belts.
    All I could find was stuff about protests and accidents on US off-ramps.

  71. notafan

    And more detail of Dan’s diabolical rules.

    Labouring women in Melbourne public hospitals are now forbidden showers or the use of gas in case mishap, health professional’s ppe compromised.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    I have a sleeve style mask which I pull up over my schnoz when I go to the shops.
    Much more comfy and it does give me a bit of a raffish, highwayman look.
    Or at least it would if Mrs L hadn’t ordered them in paisley print.
    The uprising won’t start because of a curfew.
    It will start because people have raw skin behind their ears from the ties and a rash around their mouths from having a drool poultice on their face.

  73. calli

    Labouring women in Melbourne public hospitals are now forbidden showers or the use of gas in case mishap, health professional’s ppe compromised.

    That’s just evil.

  74. Roger

    Shame there’s no room in Warragamba to put any extra rainfall in.
    Hunter Water is at 81%, so there’s some capacity, but another ECL this weekend should add to that.

    Plenty of storage capacity up here, Bruce. Wivenhoe at less than 50%.

    But I was thinking chiefly of the farmers. “There’s money in mud”!

  75. calli

    We know your “mask” is a cravat, LL.

    Man up and admit it.

    Do you have a pocket square to match?

  76. OldOzzie

    calli
    #3547614, posted on August 14, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Which reminds me. Spotted on my way to Newcastle and back yesterday.

    – woman masked up on a deserted Waratah street
    – man masked up riding pushbike
    – woman masked up and completely distracted while driving alone along Stockton Bridge.

    It was like entering the Twilight Zone.

    calli,

    I have been wearing masks put on just before I enter for Temperature Check as I enter Hospital for my twice every 3 weeks visits during this year

    Originally I was the only one in the Cancer Clinic with a mask – this week, every patient wearing a mask.

    I take off mask as I walk out the door dropping in bin and sanatize hands as I walk out

    Belt & Braces – use key end for parking lift knobs and have sanitiset in car

  77. feelthebern

    Breaking news.
    Leigh Lowe is actually Matt Preston.

  78. feelthebern

    Arky has 111 subscribers.
    Every one of them a kiwi no doubt.

  79. Struth

    Those of you with coronaphobia, your face nappies are making life for the deaf impossible, lonely, and isolated.
    Also,
    Won’t somebody think of the ventriloquists?
    Us musicians think we’re doing it tough!
    David Straussman hasn’t had his hand up Ted E Bare’s rear end in 6 months…………………their relationship is deteriorating quickly.

    This went straight on face book, thanks IT.

  80. cohenite

    Caramela is going to defund the cops, release criminals and confiscate guns. What an evil kunt.

  81. incoherent rambler

    Labouring women in Melbourne public hospitals are now forbidden showers or the use of gas in case mishap, health professional’s ppe compromised.

    fuggamee

  82. Carpe Jugulum

    Gab
    #3547638, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Arky’s got quite a funny little video up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLD9cxRY0RU

    Lockdown six pack – good one.

  83. Carpe Jugulum

    feelthebern
    #3547640, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Arky has 111 subscribers.
    Every one of them a kiwi no doubt.

    I’m not

  84. Armadillo

    Arky’s got quite a funny little video up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLD9cxRY0RU

    FMD. Where’s he been convalescing after the eye injury? Donut King? Ronald McDonald House?

  85. calli

    Is that the apricot tree?

    I don’t feel nearly so bad about my mysteriously acquired KovidKilos.

    Thanks Arky!

  86. calli

    If you’re lurking Arky…good to see you so hale and hearty.

    That trunk looks amazing. Did you take the leather stitching to the bootmaker? Very professional looking.

  87. JC

    Gab
    #3547638, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Arky’s got quite a funny little video up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLD9cxRY0RU

    I’m sorry Gab, but after the lean-over bum-crack display, I had to turn it off. 🙂

  88. Carpe Jugulum

    what did we use to smear on the inside to prevent fogging?

    Well, there was this one time at band camp………….

  89. 132andBush

    Come on!
    You’re just a passenger listening to your 8 track tapes while the GPS and Mr Deere’s analysis tools do all the work.

    Illusion wrecker.

    Put it on the mantel next to your blog wrecker medal.

  90. feelthebern

    cohenite, your fb link doesn’t work.

  91. Armadillo

    Arkmeister, if you are too tight to pay for a stump grinder, I have a suggestion.

    Use up the fuel out of the Model A and burn the stump out. Pointless leaving it in the fuel tank. It’s not going to be going anywhere.

  92. JC

    cohenite, your fb link doesn’t work.

    I know. The idiot has been told learn to code countless times and won’t listen.

  93. rickw

    FMD. Where’s he been convalescing after the eye injury? Donut King? Ronald McDonald House?

    Munty’s place.

  94. Behind Enemy Lines

    Boambee John
    #3547428, posted on August 14, 2020 at 12:56 pm
    Polish surname

    Worked with a Pole whose name was pronounced something like “Cheeseandwhisky”.

    Was that Tom C in Canberra?

  95. Dr Faustus

    Are we comfortable with one of the biggest generators of electricity (with the capacity to know when they will be increasing/decreasing production) to also own the batteries that work the other side of the trade?

    Almost zero market risk.
    Very low regulatory risk – AGL is coasting on the environmentalist drivers.
    Low competitor risk – it’s a nice tight Buggins Turn club, with high barriers to entry.

    A fuck’n-larfing-at-you risk/return equation.

  96. Mitch M.

    feelthebern
    #3547657, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:27 pm
    cohenite, your fb link doesn’t work.

    Just copy the whole URL, not just the linked part, and paste it into the bar.

  97. cohenite

    Try again; if it doesn’t work just look up shit towns on space chook:

    https://www.facebook.com/shittownsofaustralia/photos/pb.402029926898815.-2207520000../987171941717941/?type=3&theater

  98. lotocoti

    Dammit.
    Sat through The Jazz Singer, waiting for Larry Olivier to ask Neil Diamond if it was safe.

  99. rickw

    Are we comfortable with one of the biggest generators of electricity (with the capacity to know when they will be increasing/decreasing production) to also own the batteries that work the other side of the trade?

    When you put those two pieces together, you call it a pump, a money pump.

    Pumps money out of consumers pockets and into their own.

  100. cohenite

    Shut up shiny arse, it’s not my fault if the chunk virus has fucked space chook.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Harlequin, I’ve been in and out of The Prince of Wales hospital recently, and Hairy (my hobble attendant) and I do their mask-up, picking up a new blue one each time. I sterilise them in the sun for a few days after any wearing. I always have a good N95 in my handbag and I will wear that if I seriously feel I am in a risky situation (I wore this type through US airports). They are very tight and have micron sorts of filters, and it is not too easy to breathe when wearing one. The blue ones are not at all sealed, plenty of room at the sides and top and bottom to breathe in and out, and the only thing they would protect anyone from is a full on sneeze or cough from a wearer. I suppose in a sense these minimise the floating aerosols, but plenty will still get through and hop through yer own mask into yer noz and gob.

    Girls, a tip: you can get a better fit with a blue mask if you tie a little knot in each ear loop so that it is tighter. The ear loops are made to fit big male faces and dimensions. That’s if you want the mask to be a close fit. Mostly they are for show and the looser the better in terms of easy breathing.

    News from fracture clinic re me foot: a 90% chance of a complete ‘cure’, 10% chance they will have to ‘go in’ and dig out some troublesome bits. They will review it all at the twelve week mark. Currently at week five.

  102. Any rumours re the 47 year old who was almost beaten to death in Barwon Prison?

    What rumours, Bernie?
    Anyone we know?

  103. feelthebern

    Pumps money out of consumers pockets and into their own.

    Yes.
    Or a vacuum with a huge amount of suction.

  104. rickw

    Shut up shiny arse, it’s not my fault if the chunk virus has fucked space chook.

    Give us the headline, is Melbournistan topping the list yet?

  105. feelthebern

    Nothing from the twitter box gunner.
    But the only people who get killed in that place are those about to embarrass VicPol.

  106. Struth

    Coronaphobic
    Covidcaptured
    Snifflefearing
    Ist Corps of Masked Covid Karens and ‘Ronamoaners of Victoria, have finished off David Straussman.

    He took Ted e with him, and Chuck Wood, not a sound was heard from any of them.

  107. rickw

    Went grocery shopping, still no mask, still no comment from IGA staff.

    Go IGA!

  108. feelthebern

    Went grocery shopping, still no mask, still no comment from IGA staff.

    That was because they were shocked by you being pantsless.

  109. rickw

    Went grocery shopping, still no mask, still no comment from IGA staff.

    That was because they were shocked by you being pantsless.

    Distraction squirrel.

  110. Nick

    Lol at all the idiots claiming Leak’s cartoon is racist . Will they apologize ?

  111. cohenite

    Give us the headline, is Melbournistan topping the list yet?

    Melbournistan is loitering at 6. Frankston is 2 with a bullet. The shit town criteria doesn’t consider pollies and bureaucrats; if it did, melbournistan would be 1 forever.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    An inquiry into the Ruby Princess cruise ship has identified “serious”, “inexcusable” and “inexplicable” mistakes by NSW Health.

    Love the scare quotes. Let’s see how the results pan out in a similar inquiry in our beloved southern LaborLand.

    Inexplicable you say?
    Let me explicable it for you.
    Forget the minutiae of this memo, or that directive.
    This is all about the fad over the last few years that everything must be “consulted” to death.
    Not only among department heads, but up and down the chain of command consultation and that absolute decision-killer “cross agency consultation”.
    It ends with a decision-paralysed Border Force officer throwing up his hands after the tenth call from the likes of a Ms Head-Tilty Victoria Global saying “I have concerns … stakeholder issues … cultural considerations”.
    A Border Force port manager saying “Fuck off! I’m in charge!” is sooo 1980.
    These cruise companies are tied up with cities (Melbourne CC and Sydney CC) rather than Feds or states, with the cities begging and paying cruise companies to tie up for a day or two.
    I will bet any money that we will eventually find that the stampy foot of Clover Moore and her underlings involved in this (nothing in writing of course).

  113. rickw

    identified “serious”, “inexcusable” and “inexplicable” mistakes

    Oh, average government department performance then….

  114. MatrixTransform

    GigaWatt batteries aren’t for storage to sell back for consumers.

    1 GW in our grid wouldn’t last very long.

    besides, they’re not magic batteries, the energy going into them has to come from somewhere at a market rate.

    ,.. they’ll be for frequency regulation. same a South Aust’s Tossla battery

    see, destabilize the grid with ruinables
    then get consumers to pay for a very expensive method of stabilizing it again

    adds to GDP

    what’s the problem?

  115. Good stuff rick
    Be ready though. Shit could pop off out of nowhere. But you know that, of course.
    The revolution already owns the airports.
    Without a shot fired.
    It’s happening
    Fight, you Bastards

  116. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3547639, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Breaking news.
    Leigh Lowe is actually Matt Preston.

    It’s not a cravat.
    It isn’t.
    It’s a bandana.

  117. Eyrie

    identified “serious”, “inexcusable” and “inexplicable” mistakes

    Oh, average government department performance then….

    rickw, no they had a *good* day.

  118. Struth

    God tail gunner, they look like hard wenches.
    Full of Silicon and don’t know how to put make up on.
    Back in my day son, they were rocking.
    Yummies everywhere.
    Baby doll dresses and slinky black ones. (dresses)
    Boob tubes and high riding bikinis,………………….
    I’d go and look some vision up for you but I’d lose myself for hours,……………………………

  119. JC

    It’s pretty incredible how they try to paint Trump as a liar. Trump really isn’t lying as such. He’s like an eternal exaggerator, which is good natured and everyone knows he’s like this.

    Sleepy on the other hand is THE BIG liar. The piece of shit has had to crash his previous presidential attempts because of lying about his educational record and plagiarism. He one time stole a speech made by the UK liar’s party leader and pretended it was his own (Biden).

    Fuck , I hate the MSM.

  120. And IGA?
    😏
    appear weak when you are strong
    H/t my OG man in Japan, Sun Tzu, grandfather of Kostya.

  121. So that’s a no from you,struth?
    Noted
    🤣
    Is your missus watching?

  122. Struth

    I think the way they are carrying on about whites the racist thing is now just a joke.
    Go forth and mock darkies, c h i nk s , w o ps, sand monkeys, nips, and b o on gs.
    All bets are off.
    And no more cultural appropriation of white inventions and culture.

  123. Leigh Lowe

    Labouring women in Melbourne public hospitals are now forbidden showers or the use of gas in case mishap, health professional’s ppe compromised

    I am so over the canonisation of our “frontline elf heroes” who won’t bathe a distressed nine months pregnant woman or admit sick people from old folks homes.
    Frontline shirkers straight out of the Bobby Numbers mould.

  124. rickw

    rickw, no they had a *good* day.

    Yeah true, normally they manage to accidentally kill someone within 24hrs, this one had a slower burn rate on it.

  125. Struth

    Dearest is in the kitchen cooking dinner.
    As it should be.

  126. MatrixTransform

    Did I say Grid Stabilisation ?

    … sorry … Grid Socialisation

  127. JC

    Look at the scumbag lying through his dentures. Trump never said this.

    Ethan Nicolle

    I’m not a Trump fan but this is a flat out lie…
    Quote Tweet
    Joe Biden
    @JoeBiden
    · Aug 13
    Three years ago today, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville with torches in hand and hate in their hearts. Our president said they were “very fine people.”

    It was clear then, and it’s clear now: We are in a battle for the soul of our nation, and we must win.

    Yep, we must win, but hopefully the demented, dishonest old crook won’t be the one winning.

  128. Nick

    Dearest is in the kitchen cooking dinner.
    As it should be.

    I hope you asked the cow, nicely

  129. rickw

    Look at the scumbag lying through his dentures. Trump never said this.

    Handlers lying. Joe’s having a nap.

  130. That’s why he’s so lovable, JC 😘
    He’s half the world’s greatest troll,
    Half Leonardo DiCaprio
    It’s amazing to watch.
    I’ve been learning 4D chess a little. Come over for a game.
    Ghey vaping is allowed. But blow that shit outside will you?
    And then we can have a car race up Bridge Rd.
    It’ll be epic

  131. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3547686, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Lol at all the idiots claiming Leak’s cartoon is racist . Will they apologize ?

    Leak Minor is in top form.
    His swipe at “frontline elf wukkas” playing cards whilst refusing to admit an oldie to hospital was a beauty.
    No-one else would dare go there.
    A chip off the old block.

  132. Trader Perth

    We all need heros and Clive Palmer is my new hero.

  133. rickw

    And then we can have a car race up Bridge Rd.

    JC’s Bimmer would win. But if it chucks a leg out of bed it will be huge expense!

  134. You know how much is love to ship DPLRBL to the States and do a yuuge burnout outside TrumpTower?
    27 NYPD?
    Hehe, come at me, Sipowitz!

  135. JC, what are you rolling? Same ride?
    It’s pretty swank&fast lookin.
    But I’ve got 475hp to the tires.
    Two car lengths.

  136. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Labouring women in Melbourne public hospitals are now forbidden showers or the use of gas in case mishap, health professional’s ppe compromised.

    Assisted showers could get messy, so there’s some (very limited) PPE sense in that, but banning gas – the mainstay of women in labour who aren’t having an epidural? That’s bad. Can’t see the risk so much there either. Have to hit the pethidine which is not good for bub and they won’t give it to you at the stage when you feel you are ripping apart and gasping the gas is your lifeline. Woman’s lot. When I think of how many women suffered and died in obstructed childbirth and from major contusions and bleeds in the past, I could weep immediately for them all.

  137. It’s true,rick.
    The Bremen suspension gave out when Montel was riding shotgun, didn’t it?
    Monty! Fkn hell dude

  138. cohenite

    Just spoke to the Whitehaven guy; they have 7 mines in NSW with another approved at Vickery. Plus 1 in QLD; they export to Taiwan, Korea and India; nothing to the chunks. Life of the mines > 50 years. Mentioned the market forces bullshit. He said if they turn up in Narrabri they’ll be buried; literally.

  139. JC

    I can’t work out if this is just insulting the intelligence of their voters, she believes it herself or she know they really are this dumb.

    This is legitimately one of the dumbest comparisons I have ever heard.
    Quote Tweet

    Harris: Coronavirus pandemic “didn’t have to be this way.”

    On Ebola: “You know what happened then? Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job…Compare that to the moment we find ourselves in now.”

  140. Nice work, cohenite
    👍
    Looks a sweet dividend play for the less adventurous.

  141. Tom

    This is why the useless Vic Libs won’t be changing leaders any time soon from the hopeless Michael O’Brien to the excellent Tim Smith.

    They will sit there for another year, like rabbits in the headlights, staring down another humiliating defeat before deciding that a change would be too risky.

    We deserve the fascist scum now ruling over us because their opposition believe in nothing except the perks of power.

  142. JC

    Same ride, Gunner. I won’t upgrade as the depreciation is too high and I’ve only done just under 100K. It sits in the garage most of the time.

    Dude, if that oil wildcat goes to 4 bucks we’re buying the house on the Amalfi Coast. You can have it in the winter as I bars it all summer. 🙂

  143. Fisky

    The Wall Street Journal is likely fuming at this. Just yesterday they were calling for Chinese firms to have open slather on US exchanges without being audited. Great way to put people’s pension funds at risk.

    Jonathan Cheng
    @JChengWSJ
    U.S. says Chicago company imported powdered food sweetener that was made by prison labor in China, and slapped it with a $575,000 fine.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Let alone weep for all of those women who begged to go to the hospital where midwives practised instead of male doctors, in the early to mid C19th, when Dr. Semmelweis was being castigated for demanding that male docs should wash their hands in an antiseptic solution between attending patients. Midwives washed their hands and halved the death rate, the male docs found that far too undignified and simply wiped the blood off between births. Ugh.

  145. JC

    Great way to put people’s pension funds at risk.

    Fisk, there’s not a person in the US that doesn’t know nearly all Chinese burritos are frauds plays. Dont; over egg it.

    was made by prison labor in China, and slapped it with a $575,000 fine.

    Which is so different to chain gangs cleaning up hwys or making rego plates.

  146. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Frontline shirkers

    Yes. They’d be better off dumping all but minimal PPE and taking some Hydrochloroquine plus Zinc protectively, also upping their Vitamin D3 and C. They could then return to a little humanity in their chosen field of ‘caring’ and give a pleading woman a little go at the gas, and a bit of a clean up.

  147. Fisky

    It’s glorious! Virtually every Chinese company will either be cut off from the US for using slave labour or on national security grounds. It’s going to an absolute bloodbath! There will be nothing that globalists can do except pray that their idol Grandpa Badfinger somehow steals the election.

  148. Steve trickler

    Memories for the media….journos in general.





  149. cohenite

    The pollies in this shithole are scum; a good analysis of what the shitheads in WA did to big Clive:

    Equality before the law swept under the carpet

    Chris Merritt The Australian August 13, 2020

    The audacity of the move to strip Clive Palmer of access to remed­ies available in the West Aust­ralian courts shows that both sides of politics in that state have little real commitment to equality befor­e the law. The politicians have acted because­ Palmer had a winning hand in his dispute with the state government. He had complied with the rules governing the development of mining projects and the state government had not.

    Palmer said that meant he was unable to sell a mining­ project to China and he wants compensation — $30bn, according to government­ estimates.

    For different reasons, both sides of state politics are keen to ensure Palmer’s argument will never see the inside of a courtroom. By legislative fiat, they have decided to absolve the state government of liability.

    This dispute arose under form­er Liberal premier Colin Barnett. But the consequences of Barnett’s actions threatened to derail the finance­s of the current Labor govern­ment.

    Barnett’s mishandling of Pal­m­er’s proposal is beyond dispute. A February 28 decision by the WA Supreme Court reprod­uces large slabs of last year’s arbit­ral decision on the affair by former High Court judge Michael McHugh.

    McHugh wrote that in a 2014 arbitration he had “held that the premier of Western Australia, as minister for state development, had failed to give a decision within the time limit required by clause 7(2) of the agreement and noted that this failure was a breach of the ­agreement”.

    On Tuesday, when Attorney-General John Quigley gave his second-reading speech on the legislation expunging the state’s liability, he gave a clear outline of what had gone wrong.

    In essence, Barnett had no authority to reject Palmer’s propos­al. He could only give it his approval, defer it or impose con­ditions. Yet Barnett rejected it as invalid.

    Quigley told parliament that McHugh had found, while Palmer’s proposal was defective, “it was nonetheless a proposal that had to be considered by the minister in accordance with the terms of the state agreement; that is, the minister had no ability to simply treat the proposal as invalid”.

    Since then, the dispute has expanded­. But it all comes back to Barnett’s original error.

    From a rule-of-law perspect­ive, retrospective legislation impos­ing a legal detriment on a named individual is an abomination. It is far worse than Barnett’s original breach of the rules and is certain to attract close scrutiny when it inevitably finds its way to the High Court.

    Judges do not take kindly to legislatures trampling on their turf by imposing penalties on individuals, absolving others of liability and blocking access to justice.

    The scheme’s explanatory memorandum says any conduct by the state in connection with Palmer’s proposal “cannot be appealed­ against, reviewed, challenged­, quashed or called into question on any basis or be the subject of a remedy by way of injunction­, declaration, prohibition, mandamus or certiorari”.

    Liberal support for Labor’s plan might surprise the Liberal Party’s core supporters. In the past, Liberals elsewhere have supported­ the rule of law and associated­ ideas such as equality before the law.

    By lining up with Labor, the Liberal Party in WA is now complicit in eroding these principles while running a protection racket for Barnett, the man who almost cost WA $30bn.

    This narrows the gap between this country and those unfortun­ate places where the interests of the state take priority over due process and equal protection.

    Chris Merritt is vice-president of the Rule of Law Institute of Australia

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s not as midwives are nursing known cases, all of the time, and lots of them. They aren’t actual frontline providers of care for Covid patients. It’s unlikely that pregnant women are going to be prime carriers of the virus; most are being very careful about contagion with it, not going out too much etc. and they could easily be tested in the two week period before the expected date of birth to check if extra care was required.

    Bring back the gas!

  151. cohenite

    FMD biden is a creep; caramela is just a sociopath; we’re fucked if she ever has her hand on the big button.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3547710, posted on August 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Dearest is in the kitchen cooking dinner.
    As it should be.

    I hope you asked the cow, nicely

    I’d get in there, Struth, and check on what the cow is putting in the curried sausages.
    Judging by the amount of frothing at the mouth and eye-rolling which goes on in the mornings, I reckon she is already putting a “special garnish” on the Weetbix.

  153. Hi all,

    Where can I monitor live data on solar plant output?

    I want to see if this new one in Bomen in southern NSW is flopping or not.

    It has a 100-120 MW capacity.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    On the subject of my raffish highwayman bandana, does anyone know where I can get a three-cornered hat?

  155. notafan

    No there is a zero sense in not allowing VA pregnant woman in labour to have a shower.

    Are other patients in hospital denied baths and showers?

    No they are not.

    The risk, as explained to me would require all the possible bad things to line up

    First of all the labouring mother must have covid19, next something would have to go wrong while she was showering, next the nurse, not her husband would need to assist, next her PPE would need to be ‘compromised etc.

    The odds of everything going wrong are extremely slim

    As always the general public bear all the burden of pandemic and government essentials are protected from all downside, loss of income, isolation etc

  156. notafan

    Have others noticed the amount of council works currently being undertaken?

    Astonishing that private construction must stop but anything done by council including the fellow that walks around with a weed wand is essential.

    And those businesses are expected to bounce between various lockdowns stages like marionettes.

    Shut, open, open a bit more, nope shut again and so on.

  157. Rockdoctor

    An inquiry into the Ruby Princess cruise ship has identified “serious”, “inexcusable” and “inexplicable” mistakes by NSW Health.

    Yup & what’s going to happen? Ms Crocodile Tears still has a job, Brad Hazzard inexplicably still in his job, won’t even start on the Melbourne farce or the feds just taking Andrews crap.

    However the bureaucracy need the biggest axe run through IMO. That video leaked from Melbourne was surreal earlier this week, these guys thought they were kicking goals. Wow such gross incompetence and so self assured they were right.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    Struth, 3.18 and apropos of the NT;

    ‘Most of the bloody place is public service Karens and dole bludgers’

    Well, there is a proportion of those… things.

    But the rest are generally awesome. You can identify the good ones from their three-cornered hats.

  159. Cassie of Sydney

    “Trader Perth
    #3547714, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:01 pm
    We all need heros and Clive Palmer is my new hero.”

    In this instance Clive is right…but please……he is NO hero. He has behaved like a buffoon over the years and I won’t forgive or forget his PUP party and how he behaved after 2013.

  160. 4 bucks?
    Lol
    I got your six.
    😎
    I’ll be in Stoupa though? I’ll come and do some chippie work for yiz in the winter.
    Mates rates.

  161. calli

    Dearest is in the kitchen cooking dinner.
    As it should be.

    Pork belly tonight. Crispy crackling, melt-in-your-mouth meat. With cider.

    Now but a memory.

  162. cohenite

    Yep Clive has an ego bigger than his gut and chins put together; and bringing al fucking gore out here, well that was bizarre; but it’s a sign of the times that compared to the uni-party Clive is a good guy.

  163. Tom

    Cry for help from IT Cats who understand HTML.

    This is the HTML command string for today Mark Knight cartoon that I will post tomorrow morning:

    https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/9df7ca71639d2db85b2b76c2efb6f4ff?width=650

    The “width” string at the end can be removed, which will allow the image to be seen at its original dimensions. But I’m wondering if there is anything in the preceding command string that describes the depth of the image, bearing in mind that the images that turn up on Google are not the publisher’s HTML, but those of Knight fans — or the fascists who want to distort his message, like 99% of Google’s staff.

    Expert input welcome.

  164. Perth trader, get in here with your pick of the month, pronto.
    Mine is Twisty biotech.
    Hard hat trader v boat driver in Perth.
    Do you at least roll a big MAGA flag up top as you cruise to dock?

  165. It’s a nice ride, JC.
    Suits you.
    I’d put an LS in it though.
    Hoonigan Bremer sleeper.
    Yeh, boi

  166. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3547762, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm
    Yep Clive has an ego bigger than his gut and chins put together; and bringing al fucking gore out here, well that was bizarre; but it’s a sign of the times that compared to the uni-party Clive is a good guy.”

    No…Clive is not a good guy……he behaviour whilst Abbott was PM was nothing short of disgraceful.

  167. MatrixTransform

    no HTML expert but the ‘width=’ is a query parameter that will be handled by the server at //content.api.news

    so it only has meaning for their backend api.

    I’d guess that the image’s height will be ratio’d depending on the width param

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    There is a screechy (of course) Karen in the building I wander into a couple of times a week when not on the stand. For some reason this middle-aged, tuck-shop-lady-arms-having thing with an exact Karen hairstyle, and whose real name is in fact Karen believes I am an uncouth, direct individual with no tolerance for idiocy, least of all from idiots.

    She has a direct line to her manager, who appears to be terrified of me as I’ve only met her in person twice, despite the torrent of emails I receive from her when Karen gets bored.

    She reported both a leaking dunny today, and me when I said I knew it had been leaking for months but did nothing about because it wasn’t important, with a shit eating grin. Email from Karen Manager. Deleted.

    Karen also hates me because I go out of my way to speak to her nicely and politely, and smilingly (despite neither of us belonging to each other’s chain of whatever), and because I put a small pause between the rest of the sentence and her name. Example:

    ‘No, I don’t believe I need to do that despite your several suggestions today…. Karen.’ Beeeeg grin.

    The Trump mug comes out on Monday, because I’ve discovered (of course) she was big on Bernie.

  169. miltonf

    FMD biden is a creep; caramela is just a sociopath; we’re fucked if she ever has her hand on the big button.

    That steaming old turd makes Clinton look like a model of propriety.

    Yeah the legacy media is dying but taking too long and is doing as much damage as in can in its death throws.

  170. Ed Case

    By most accounts, Clive is mad, but he knows a dud when he spots one, and he was right about Abbott and Campbell Newman.

  171. Best I can get for a day with daily/minute data is by industry by state.

    Today’s Energy Production by Source

    By plant would be great.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Tom. Type in:

    Goto 50

    Problem solved.

  173. Dot, out the solar farms down.
    We all know the outcome.
    Get on Twisty, dude 😎

  174. Snoopy

    Mark A
    #3547774, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:48 pm
    Colonial Tricorn hats

    One size fits most Adults.

    LOL

  175. Ed Case

    Like I said this morning, Joe is the dummy candidate, though he’s still good enough to beat Trump.
    Willie Brown is the real candidate- i’d say forget a path to 270, Trump will be doing well to get to 27.
    Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, maybe Mississippi?
    Forget Repub stronghold Oklahoma, he couldn’t draw his breath there at the Juneteenth Rally.

  176. JMH

    There is one thing paramount in this whole debacle. Australian agriculture and the ability to put food on the table.

    There are some primary producers who have been stopped from tending livestock – because of border closures. Lambing and calving underway, but farmers cannot, because of border closures, visit and husband their stock if their properties straddle diving lines.

    I have just heard an interview with that mong who, allegedly, is supposed to be Federal Minister for Agriculture. Waffle. Bullshit. Obfuscation.

    Rest assured the Federal Government will do NOTHING to help Victorian, NSW and SA primary producers affected by this cretinous state lockdown debacle.

    Farmer Gez is spot on. Prepare for massive food shortages, particularly meat.
    This country is rooted. Shut the door and turn the power off.

  177. Armadillo

    Expert input welcome.

    Tom, I’m no expert, but search “image converter”. Heaps of free stuff there.

    Convert the file from PNG to JPG or whatever you want. It fixes up the image so you can post it to the format that supports your need.

  178. calli

    Breaking: The Coursing of the Distraction Squirrels

    Lots of Do Know/Dunno stuff and then this:

    Mr Andrews said it might not be possible to conclusively determine the source of Victoria’s second wave.

    “I think that whole notion that we could necessarily have, to that degree of certainty, clarity about one particular person, I don’t know the science would ever lead you to that. It could, but it may not.”

    Professor Sutton has previously spoken about the difficulty of tracing the origin of outbreaks.

    It’s a lock then. The second wave came from Rydges, via the night manager/security/infected travellers. With one very obvious omission.

    Apparently the virus doesn’t like large gatherings. Until it does.

  179. he’s still good enough to beat Trump.

    Post of the Day
    Lol
    Great stuff, ed

  180. Trump will be doing well to get to 27.
    Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, maybe Mississippi?

    Hmmm yes.

    Whiiiite whaaaale.

  181. Armadillo

    Can’t recall the name of the one I downloaded years ago, but it saved a massive amount of time stuffing around with HTML when posting to a website.

  182. MatrixTransform

    Tom, I tried tweaking the param but it seems it only takes certain pre-defined value

    width=650 : works
    width=651 : fails
    width=1024 : works and it is wider but the image is still cut off at the bottom

    my guess is they cut the image off when they stored it

  183. JMH

    ‘ diving’ = dividing. Sorry.

  184. Tom

    Tom. Type in:
    Goto 50

    Where?, KD. If you put it after the original command string, it flags an error.

    Don’t be a smartarse — that’s why I asked for “expert imput”. Be precise.

    PS: thanks, Armadillo, but I need only expert help.

  185. Mark A

    Tom
    #3547763, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Tom that is the whole picture, edited and posted.
    You have to get the unaltered one.

    Or use this.

  186. Makka

    Mr Andrews said it might not be possible to conclusively determine the source of Victoria’s second wave.

    The contact tracing fiasco is working perfectly. Lucky you turned back the 800 odd ADF , Dan.

  187. Armadillo

    Trump will be doing well to get to 27.
    Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, maybe Mississippi?

    Hammy is alive!

  188. Nick

    Mr Andrews said it might not be possible to conclusively determine the source of Victoria’s second wave.

    Which means that it can’t be linked to the Liberals

  189. Ed Case

    Let’s look at this rationally.
    Commer-la was always going to be the pick, Joe had no input, he wanted Klobuchar, but the DNC strung it out so that the Nation could get to hear about Willie.
    Steve Sailer is saying Willie could have won in the Eighties except no one thought it possible that someone as openly corrupt as Willie could win.
    Bill Clinton proved that wrong, and by 2000 Willie was too old to have a crack.

  190. Armadillo

    PS: thanks, Armadillo, but I need only expert help.

    That’s what Dan Andrews said, and look where it got him.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    Sorry Tom.

    I thought you’d be swamped by actual experts, so I used some Commodore 64 input from 1985.

    Mea culpa.

  192. Ed Case

    Governments making it hard for Pastoralists?
    That’s the history of modern Australia.
    We’re still not as poorly off as our ancestors, who would be hung for poaching a rabbit or a fish, but the outlook isn’t promising.
    For some strange reason, our masters don’t fancy the idea of their peasants eating meat.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘he’s still good enough to beat Trump.’

    Little-known fact: Ed is the Number 1 subscriber to the Gorilla Channel.

  194. Tom

    Thanks, Mark A, for supplying the original image via imgur.com, but you haven’t explained how to get the original Mark Knight image every time.

  195. Rockdoctor

    JMH
    #3547792, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Just wait till the RSPCA & the animals Aus ratbags start crying about animal neglect. Given that parking inspectors are still out in Vic guess animal welfare officers would be doing the same. I just wonder how they are going to go about compelling a landholder in another state to look after his stock if they have no passage to do so. Most of these guys would have no way of affording a farm manager and the neighbour option would only last so long before good will ran out. Unless the plan is to impound them & sell them off later to recoup so called costs.

  196. Mark A

    Tom
    #3547818, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks, Mark A, for supplying the original image via imgur.com, but you haven’t explained how to get the original Mark Knight image every time.

    I posted the Herald original as well

    All I did is this “Mark Knight + cartoon + covid19” typed in the search bar and up it came.

  197. Mark A

    just right click on the image and copy image location

  198. egg_

    CON(JOB)VIRUS NEWS

    Teh Dumb:

    African black activist lawyer (Nyadol Nyuon) – OK with any future proposed shutdowns
    Simon Howell: Businesses???
    Ruby Princess Inquiry: NSW ‘Elf to blame.
    ‘Elf Nazis caused the biggest CON(JOB)VIRUS f#ckup?
    Quelle surprise.

  199. JMH

    JMH
    #3547792, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Just wait till the RSPCA & the animals Aus ratbags start crying about animal neglect. Given that parking inspectors are still out in Vic guess animal welfare officers would be doing the same. I just wonder how they are going to go about compelling a landholder in another state to look after his stock if they have no passage to do so. Most of these guys would have no way of affording a farm manager and the neighbour option would only last so long before good will ran out. Unless the plan is to impound them & sell them off later to recoup so called costs.

    A given, Rockdoctor. There’s an agenda and the RSPCA et al are onboard. I used to donate to the RSPCA. I stopped a number of years ago when they became political – but that’s off topic.

    You’ve hit it. Neighbours can only do so much and farm managers, in most cases, well out of the question. Impounding might lead to class action and that could be interesting to watch unfold.!

  200. rickw

    CCP Power Struggle, hopefully the eviscerate each other:

  201. egg_

    Commodore 64 input from 1985.

    Loved the programming interwork with CBM DOS, made up for the lack of RAM of the era.

  202. Armadillo

    just right click on the image and copy image location

    Don’t trust him Tom. It sounds too easy. Download the image converter.

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    First Teddy Sheean’s VC, now ‘justice’ for Breaker Morant

    Exclusive
    Matthew Denholm
    Tasmania Correspondent
    @MatthewRDenholm
    22 minutes ago August 14, 2020
    No Comments

    Descendants of Breaker Morant and his co-accused Boer War comrades are calling for a new Teddy Sheean-style expert inquiry into their convictions in the hope of posthumous pardons.

    The subject matter of the Sheean and Morant cases could not be more different — Sheean a war hero; Morant and men alleged war criminals, convicted in 1902 of shooting 12 Boer prisoners.

    However, descendants and supporters of Morant and his men told The Weekend Australian there were common elements from the Sheean saga that could be applied to their own intergenerational quest for justice. Similarities included decades of top brass and bureaucratic intransigence, British sensitivities and an accumulated body of evidence pointing to an historic “injustice”.

    The mechanism used to resolve the debate over Sheean’s Victoria Cross — an analysis of key evidence by an expert panel appointed by the Prime Minister — should be adopted to finally resolve the Morant debate, they argue.

    “The Teddy Sheean matter came to a head with a fair, independent review and I ask the Prime Minister: what is there to fear in appointing a similar review of the Morant matter?” said military lawyer James Unkles.

    “It’s that style of review that I am seeking on behalf of the descendants. We are not talking about a lot of money here. No one is looking for compensation.

    “They are looking for a fair hearing and to bring the case out of the cover of bureaucrats within government who deny the case. Such a review by an expert panel would bring it into the open and independently examine the evidence that I’ve accumulated.”

    This overwhelmingly showed Harry “Breaker” Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton were following British orders, did not receive a fair trial, were denied appeal rights, and were prevented from seeking the help of the Australian government.

    The men, among many Australians serving in what was essentially a British counter-insurgency unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers, were arrested in October 1901 and charged with murder.

    A solicitor-soldier from NSW, Major J. F. Thomas, was ordered with a day’s notice to prepare a defence for the men, who were found guilty. Morant and Handcock were executed by firing squad hours after the verdicts; Witton was jailed for life but released four years later.

    Mr Unkles, instrumental in securing a 2018 House of Representatives motion expressing regret that the men were denied procedural fairness, has now drafted a bill granting them a posthumous pardon.

    Descendants and distant relatives believe the Sheean case showed an independent review was capable of righting an historic wrong. “It has given us fresh hope that maybe it will happen for us and that we shouldn’t give up,” Cathie Morant, a distant cousin to Breaker, said. “It’s become apparent that the three of them were scapegoats. I don’t think that’s in dispute any more.”

    A posthumous pardon would finally remove the stain of “traitor” that relatives and descendants had endured for generations. “This is an opportunity to correct that wrong,” she said.

    Michelle Witton agreed. “The Sheean panel was a novel and timely initiative in looking at an historic issue afresh with experts,” she said. “It becomes increasingly important that these historic issues are reviewed and potentially addressed now because with the passage of time we become ever-further divorced from those events.”

    There is significant sympathy for the Morant cause across the political divide, as evidenced by the 2018 House of Representatives motion, with those backing an independent review in the past including senior Coalition figures.

    From the Oz. The majority – all but three – of those murdered Boers were what the Boers contemptuously called “handsoppers” – men who were obeying British injunctions to surrender themselves to the nearest British Forces, take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown, go home, and take no further part in the fighting. Only one – the Boer Visser -was actually a prisoner.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3547761, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Dearest is in the kitchen cooking dinner.
    As it should be.

    Pork belly tonight. Crispy crackling, melt-in-your-mouth meat. With cider.

    Now but a memory.

    Oh well.
    A moment on the lips … etcetera … etcetera.

  205. Good lord Harris is a deplorable cookie cutter, focused grouped mini-Hillary.

    YUCK!

    Disco Stu
    Disco Stu
    6 hours ago
    Kamala has shackled more blacks than Calvin Candie.

  206. egg_

    Ruby Princess Inquiry: NSW ‘Elf to blame.
    ‘Elf Nazis caused the biggest CON(JOB)VIRUS f#ckup?

    Thousands of students return from infected Wuhan in January, not a blip in the “reported cases” statistics.
    Oz Overseas travellers by air and sea return in March = all mayhem breaks loose!
    Strange.

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tom – The Knight cartoon on the main page is cropped, but if you click through on it the version on the ‘Please We Beg You To Subscribe To The Hun’ page is uncropped. So just right click that one and open as an image.

  208. From the Oz. The majority – all but three – of those murdered Boers were what the Boers contemptuously called “handsoppers” – men who were obeying British injunctions to surrender themselves to the nearest British Forces, take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown, go home, and take no further part in the fighting. Only one – the Boer Visser -was actually a prisoner.

    That sounds awfully like what a Boer terrorist would say.

  209. NoFixedAddress

    Rockdoctor
    #3547820, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    JMH
    #3547792, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Just wait till the RSPCA & the animals Aus ratbags start crying about animal neglect.

    all part of the plan

  210. If ever there’s a debate between kamala n pence .. I want pence to ask her this question..
    If u were the prosecutor what would u charge Isaiah Jackson with for kneeling on a innocent baby’s neck.??
    She can’t answer that.. If she says she’ll charge him with so and so ..she’ll lose BLM support..
    If she says she wouldn’t charge him then her credibility is at stake.. She ran on a platform that painted her as a strict no nonsense top cop prosecutor.. But that was in 2019.. Now times have changed and Democrats have changed too
    Imagine burning , looting and shooting in 2019.. Now it’s called peaceful protesting.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    And if you want a bigger size of it you can manually add “?width=1024” and it will be full screen.

    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/7ecafe2ff73c2423aa313ff43d178e3b?width=1024

  212. Trader Perth

    Tailgunner
    #3547764, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm
    Perth trader, get in here with your pick of the month, pronto.
    Mine is Twisty biotech.
    Hard hat trader v boat driver in Perth.
    Do you at least roll a big MAGA flag up top as you cruise to dock?

    Gunner….buy beef . Twiggy put the price of scotch fillet up today by $4 a kilo.
    By the way, was that you I saw driving a Nissan Micra ?…..HAAAAAAAAAA

  213. Farmer Gez

    What a joy to watch Brett Sutton be so chirpy and cheerful with the media at the Covid updates.

    Chairman Dan declaring he has “only one fight and that’s against this disease.” Grinning inanely in appreciation of his own rhetoric.

    I haven’t got a sore throat or a fever but I’ve developed a case of the shits after watching these two clowns.

  214. Trader Perth

    Gez…send ya lambs west way…..

  215. custard

    I haven’t scrolled up, but Tom’s cartoon this morning from Johannes Leak has caused a massive meltdown today from the FMIC and LWNJ’s

    I’m pretty sure it will be available soon on young Leaks website for around $80.00

    Given the controversy of this particular toon, might be a good one later for collectors.

    https://www.billleakgallery.com

  216. JMH

    Rockdoctor
    #3547820, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    JMH
    #3547792, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Just wait till the RSPCA & the animals Aus ratbags start crying about animal neglect

    all part of the plan

    No argument from in that respect, NFA.

  217. Rockdoctor

    JMH

    I regularly deal with landholders. Goes with the territory being a green/brownfields exploration geo. Most guys who work the land I have the utmost respect for and I make a habit to tread carefully. Especially the older generation whose hospitality regrettably is a dying custom. Also means I get a feel for ag matters through conversations hence my knowledge a lot of smaller players have lots everywhere but the home range and that most do well but aren’t loaded.

    Caught Alan Jones recently talking with a header driver with similar issues to the border closures. Hope it get worked out. The Nationals IMO have sold their souls for 30 pieces to the city and more younger types I come across in rural areas are PHON or SF&F these days than Nationals.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    The NT News:

    ‘THE lawyer representing an NT cop accused of murdering an Aboriginal teenager in Yuendumu last year has told the Alice Springs Local Court the teen had a “predisposition for violence”.’

    19 years old. Career criminal with an appalling history of violence. In and out of jail since 12.

    But ‘teenager’.

  219. Steve trickler

    It’ll be a while before we see tourism adds like this again. 😉



  220. Tom

    just right click on the image and copy image location

    Thanks, Mark A, but in Google Images, I don’t have that option — just a) save image in new tab
    b) save image as c) copy image d) copy image address. The last one gives me the image I use.

    I need a way to locate the original image.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    ‘No, I don’t believe I need to do that despite your several suggestions today…. Karen.’ Beeeeg grin.

    No, no, no KD.
    Please.
    More mayonnaise (translation in brackets).

    I hear what you say, Karen … (I’m totes ignoring you darl).
    And, yes, you do make some valuable contributions … (it’s all bullshit).
    However, I have concerns which I won’t elaborate on at the moment … (That’s right. I ditched all your emails.).

    Unfortunately, I have been tasked by [insert name of unsympathetic big-wig] with other priorities so I really can’t see my way clear to deal with your suggestions at this stage … (go get fucked).
    And, in fact, unfortunately I can’t see a suitable window opening up in the foreseeable future to address your concerns … (and you can continue to fuck yourself off into the future).
    [Head tilt] Sorrrryy … (not fucking sorry at all).

  222. lotocoti

    Crikey.
    Don’t rummage under the hood of that URL Tom queried.
    Or do.
    If you’re hopped up on goofballs.

  223. Farmer Gez

    Trader Perth
    #3547849, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    Gez…send ya lambs west way…..

    They’ll be two tooths by the time they get there.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    Snoopy

    #3547787, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Mark A
    #3547774, posted on August 14, 2020 at 6:48 pm
    Colonial Tricorn hats

    One size fits most Adults.

    LOL

    That is the one!!
    Felt look with gold braid.
    Tops!
    I wonder?
    Would knee high boots, tights and a cutlass between my teeth be taking it too far?

  225. Trader Perth

    Gez…3 days max, with a water stop over in Nundroo, SA.

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