Tuesday Forum: August 11, 2020

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    “could use a feed of a steak, a half bottle of red and a good root”

    ‘Well, I can supply an eye fillet and a bottle of cabernet.
    Two out of three ain’t bad, I guess.’

    The Signal.

    I must go. My people need me.

  2. mh

    Wrong narrative? US mainstream media mum on murder of 5yo white boy allegedly shot by black man in his own front yard

    https://www.rt.com/usa/497753-media-ignores-child-murder/

  3. Leigh Lowe

    rickw

    #3545779, posted on August 12, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Looking at backhoe’s for JD, there’s almost a perfect JD 260 knock off made by a Chicom company called Fistter. Can’t even by the rams and valves for the price…

    Fisster?
    Really.
    Rickw, I guess it comes down to use.
    If I needed something for work every day, I’d buy the real McCoy.
    But for occasional home use?
    Why spend the extra?
    I just had a Karcher repaired.
    Failed component.
    Plastic.
    It wasn’t because the part was plastic.
    It was that someone had shaved 5 cents worth of plastic off the original design.
    How do I know this?
    The repair guy showed me the cracked part … “the new one is a bit more beefed up along this rib here.”
    FMD.

  4. C.L.

    Widnes, NW England.
    Illegal immigrant alleged to have tried to snatch an 11 year old girl.
    Caught in the act by the family and instant justice dispensed.
    Police of course arrest the father.

    The boyos in Widnes still know how to swear:

    https://twitter.com/AltNewsMedia/status/1291376546230476800

  5. Infidel Tiger King

    Wrong narrative? US mainstream media mum on murder of 5yo white boy allegedly shot by black man in his own front yard

    That’s a death penalty case if ever saw one.

  6. kaysee

    Count me in – mind you I’m just a poor old pensioner, with a dickie heart, gout, migraines, buggered memory, where was I? Oh yes, Poor old Pensioner. *snif*
    What were you after again?
    Send an email to The Doomlord for my details…

    Winston, thank you for having noticed my begging bowl and offering to help. 🙂
     
    I am not collecting for any specific cause. It is just a list of those who are doing some good out there. Most, if not all, have a Donate button on their website, and you can pick and choose whichever group you want to support.
     
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  7. rickw

    Wrong narrative? US mainstream media mum on murder of 5yo white boy allegedly shot by black man in his own front yard

    That’s a death penalty case if ever saw one.

    Same age as my little bloke. Sickening.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Having historically run a failed campaign to champion career criminal methed-up fat ropists who break into small girls’ bedrooms, and to vilify the man who legally killed him in the street and his family, Karate Poof has moved on to not only denigrate Victoria Cross winners but accuse their families of running campaigns to personally benefit from the eventual and posthumous award of that decoration.

    And he could do neither task properly.

    Nothing but a skill-free, weathervaning apologist and enabler of human shit.

  9. rickw

    Oh look, police doing exactly what they’re told, legal or illegal:

  10. hzhousewife

    We are bombarded with ‘reports’ about how bees are declining because the Cause Du Jour.
    Can’t have it both ways.

    As with sharks, bees.
    We are “invading their space” /sarc

  11. The NSW Liquor and Gaming Authority described the hotel in Sydney’s inner-west as having a “complete disregard for mandated COVID safety measures”.
    Liquor and Gaming’s director of compliance, Dimitri Argeres said the breaches shocked COVID safety inspectors.
    “This would probably be the most blatant non-compliance we’ve seen with the public health orders so far,” Mr Argeres said.

    They’d die with a leg in the air were they to see my place.
    The punters jacked up on Thursday night.

    No fuss, no oration from a benchtop or anything.
    Just they decided that standing around doing your thing, then sitting (like on a dunny) to have a swig, then standing again, was ridiculous.

    They just stopped sitting.
    Same with smoking, they stand around puffing & talking, then to have a swig they squat on a chair (like on a dunny) then stand again.

    They just plan stopped sitting.

    Plod has been conspicuous by their absence since a couple of weeks ago there was a riot large street gathering by about Seventy Pacific Islanders in the street & the Plod who attended (to check my sign-in book) didn’t want to die.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    See the Bombers fly in a completely horizontal straight line.

  13. thefrollickingmole

    Ok, WA has also chucked in industrial manslaughter laws.
    Who wants to be a mine manager? The most accountable position in WA.
    I know that exposure is part of the reason our current temp manager is declining the full time position.
    Add lot and lots more compliance based legislation/ guidelines and you have any mine in WA able to be shown as noncompliant anytime the inspectors want.

    Most of the time they are happy to focus on a few issues and move on. However anytime there is a major incident they have a ready grab bag of offences to salt the earth with.

    Plus. Who wants to employ a bloke with a severe allergy of any sort now?

  14. Maj

    Illegal immigrant alleged to have tried to snatch an 11 year old girl.

    And they keep coming.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1320813/uk-migrant-boats-english-channel-dover-migrant-crisis-border-force-eu-migrants

    Boris needs to fix this. Pronto.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    See the Bombers fly … um … straight and level?

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Of course it’s a snap.
    I control him.

  17. Geriatric Mayfly

    The safari truck stopped so the six of us could observe impala grazing and maybe being grazed upon. Out of a branch above came a killer bee and drove its harpoon fair into my schnozzle. 5 people in merciless LOL mode. I feel that the statute of limitations has now passed its use by date. However, the chief escort did note that the bees react with menace if subject to diesel fumes for any sustained period.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    Widnes, NW England.
    Illegal immigrant alleged to have tried to snatch an 11 year old girl.
    Caught in the act by the family and instant justice dispensed.
    Police of course arrest the father.

    The boyos in Widnes still know how to swear:

    https://twitter.com/AltNewsMedia/status/129137654623

    CL.
    The video wouldn’t play through for me.
    Where was the evidence the bashee had committed a crime?

  19. That should just about finish off private employment in Australia.

    It’s a good start. In the short term, try getting a job with any form of allergy or asthma or similar.

    Who wants to employ a bloke with a severe allergy of any sort now?

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    Must. Follow. Orders.

    Letterbox. Drop. Urging. Revolution. Complete.

  21. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    12m
    .
    @KamalaHarris
    started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support. That’s the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!

  22. Cassie of Sydney

    “Boris needs to fix this. Pronto.”

    He’s not willing to…..he’s been emasculated by a diabolical combination of Carrie and COVID.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    thefrollickingmole

    #3545800, posted on August 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Ok, WA has also chucked in industrial manslaughter laws.
    Who wants to be a mine manager? The most accountable position in WA.

    Exactly.
    I held senior management positions in companies which had blue collar wukkas and site operations, including offshore platforms.
    If I was in that role today I would insist on becoming a consultant, write a very tight contract spec, and absent myself from any meetings which didn’t deal with my core accountability.
    Or move to Singapore.

  24. Filled up today, as soon as the fuel was pumped & paid, an attendant rushed out & vigorously disinfected the nozzle handle on the bowser.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3545810, posted on August 12, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Must. Follow. Orders.

    Letterbox. Drop. Urging. Revolution. Complete.

    The Martyrs of the Mark tolerate nothing but absolute obedience.
    We are marked men … oh shit, really?

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Filled up today, as soon as the fuel was pumped & paid, an attendant rushed out & vigorously disinfected the nozzle handle on the bowser.

    After you used it?
    What prompted that.
    Have you served him a dodgy schnitty at the pub?

  27. Zyconoclast

    Boris needs to fix this. Pronto.

    Boris fully supports mass legal and illegal immigration.

    In fact he prefers the ones that molest English children.

  28. Infidel Tiger King

    Filled up today, as soon as the fuel was pumped & paid, an attendant rushed out & vigorously disinfected the nozzle handle on the bowser.

    You’re meant to stick that bit in your car, you weirdo.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Now KD.
    Regarding threats to Public Order (and I know we are talking plastic plod “AFP” here).
    Would the “AFP” ring up a protestor before, say, a convoy protest to intimidate him?
    I had suspected that, if they thought someone was a Big Player, they wouldn’t do that.
    Talking to an old and bold VikPol thumper tonight whilst we were watching the footy (yeah, sue us) and he reckons that would be a scripted call to suss out if you were a psychopath or something less.
    If you didn’t hear anything more it means your file has been stamped “Inert Pussy – NFA”.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘a scripted call to suss out if you were a psychopath’

    By a minion rather than anyone making decisions, yep. Standard fare, I’m afraid.

    There’s a coterie of punters that work on what are called ‘Issue Motivated Groups’. Reffo-lovers, anti-frackers, Bob Brown enthusiasts, the usual. Ring people on the list one by one. ‘Are you going to be a nuffy today? No? Righto.’ The end.

    Any answer other than ‘yes, no, please, may I’ and ‘three bags full boss’ and you get nowhere near your destination.

    Strictly tick in the box stuff.

  31. Leigh Lowe:

    Illegal immigrant alleged to have tried to snatch an 11 year old girl.
    Caught in the act by the family and instant justice dispensed.
    Police of course arrest the father.

    What we have here is the planned destruction of the Middle classes and a return to the society of the early Industrial Revolution.
    The Police are the enforcers, the Illegal Immigrants are the bully boys of the Industrialists, the wukkas are in their place beside their machines, or sleeping off the drug of choice. And the Middle class is the target.
    And of course the beneficiaries are the ruling class.
    The issue of course is the wukkas and dregs have access to weapons a damn sight more effective than pitchforks and melee implements.
    The Western Culture is on track for a nasty little civil war.

  32. Makka

    Ok, WA has also chucked in industrial manslaughter laws.

    Supvrs , Supt’s and Managers have to be recognized persons under Section 44 of the WA Mines Act for many years. Carries pretty much the same penalties.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3545787, posted on August 12, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Widnes, NW England.
    Illegal immigrant alleged to have tried to snatch an 11 year old girl.
    Caught in the act by the family and instant justice dispensed.
    Police of course arrest the father.

    The boyos in Widnes still know how to swear:

    CL.
    OK.
    I have now watched the video through.
    What I see is a screaming mob kicking the shit out of someone, apparently on the basis of an uncorroborated accusation from one child.
    The guy on the ground could well have been George Pell.
    Any thoughts?

  34. From The Daily Mail. No wonder Bezos is supporting the Democrats. The more this happens the more sales Amazon will get as major shops close down in city centres.

    The death of New York? Business leaders warn of downward spiral as chains like JC Penney, Neiman Marcus, Le Pain Quotidien and Subway permanently close Manhattan branches after mayor’s pandemic bungling sees mass exodus
    Business leaders warn that NYC is facing a crisis of historic proportions
    Pandemic, lockdowns and soaring crime have prompted mass exodus
    Many retail chains have permanently closed branches in Manhattan
    Job listings in the city have plunged 36% from last year, and rents are falling
    Hundreds of thousands have left the city as remote work stretches into months
    Many say they will never return, and there are fears recovery could take years

  35. C.L.

    CL.
    OK.
    I have now watched the video through.
    What I see is a screaming mob kicking the shit out of someone, apparently on the basis of an uncorroborated accusation from one child.
    The guy on the ground could well have been George Pell.
    Any thoughts?

    Not really, LL.
    As I wrote, “The boyos in Widnes still know how to swear.”
    Do you dispute they were swearing?

  36. William the Conjuror

    Wicked Games

  37. thefrollickingmole

    I’m S44 as part of my position.
    They recently massively increased the fines available for individuals and companies nearly tenfold. You are effectively at the mercy of the stupidest person on your site.
    The manslaughter provisions are new.

  38. NoFixedAddress

    thefrollickingmole
    #3545800, posted on August 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm
    ….
    Plus. Who wants to employ a bloke with a severe allergy of any sort now?

    Or serve onsite food.

  39. Leigh Lowe

    Any answer other than ‘yes, no, please, may I’ and ‘three bags full boss’ and you get nowhere near your destination.

    My mate reckons that the questions would be a bit like a short version of a lie-detector Q&A.
    Three banal questions followed by a trigger question.
    The real nutters will react to the trigger question, and sometimes that might be simply a long pause to avoid the reflex response.
    He agrees that anyone assessed as a high level threat wouldn’t get that call.
    Mo-hammad Atta wouldn’t get that call.
    Nor would Timmy McVeigh.

  40. hzhousewife

    From The Daily Mail. No wonder Bezos is supporting the Democrats. The more this happens the more sales Amazon will get as major shops close down in city centres.

    Won’t do Amazon any good once people have no spare money for goodies.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Not really, LL.
    As I wrote, “The boyos in Widnes still know how to swear.”
    Do you dispute they were swearing?

    Ha, ha.
    Got me.
    But the thrust of the vid had just a slight whiff of a lynch mob about it.
    I am totally sceptical about any vid posted on Soshul Meeja without being able to see full context.

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Nor would Timmy McVeigh.’

    Nup. I did like the story when the guns came out of the Feds’ holsters though. That one must have been saved up for just the other day.

  43. Jack Black gets a B Eng (Aerospace), goes back and gets a PhD in nuclear engineering.

    2.36 hours of sweet ranting.

    Kirk Sorensen @ PROTOSPACE on Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors

  44. Makka

    You are effectively at the mercy of the stupidest person on your site.

    Yep. Any fkg moron can do you in. And regularly does.

  45. mh

    CNN
    @CNN
    ·
    13h
    Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3545837, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    ‘Nor would Timmy McVeigh.’

    Nup. I did like the story when the guns came out of the Feds’ holsters though. That one must have been saved up for just the other day.

    Are you saying that “stand and fall” McVeigh wilted at the critical moment?
    Not like the Hoddle St soldier ‘o fortune Julian Knight, whimpering in a corner?
    Surely not.
    Timmy had tats declaring that he would “stand or fall”.
    No retreat.
    No surrender.
    Say it ain’t so.

  47. Makka

    CNN
    @CNN
    ·
    13h
    Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN

    Wow. So the Dims are openly saying Joe won’t be going the distance. Pence will need to get some mongrel in him to take down Harris.

  48. Leigh Lowe

    Makka

    #3545840, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    You are effectively at the mercy of the stupidest person on your site.

    Yep. Any fkg moron can do you in. And regularly does.

    The sting in the tail is that the moron could be on his second warning, undergoing endless fucking counselling with union interference, and you are totally powerless to fire the deadshit, but you go to jail for his idiocy.

  49. JC

    No, the Demonrats are not openly stating Biden is cactus. He is, but that’s another story. That’s just CNN showing it can’t articulate properly.

  50. Bruce in WA

    I may have posted this Youtube clip before; if I have forgive me for I am old, doddery and awash with good sauv blanc.

    PS: My doctor just told me I have a hearty dick!! 😀

    Hang about … maybe that was a dicky heart …

    Anyway, here is something I just find mind-blowing. One girl, one “machine”, two hands and two feet all doing something different at the same time. Unbelievable …

  51. Makka

    That’s just CNN showing it can’t articulate properly.

    Until proven otherwise, I’m quite comfortable taking CNN as being the defacto mouthpiece for the DNC. Wapo as well.

  52. NoFixedAddress

    Mark A
    #3545844, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Lame pics.

    Thanks Mark A – appreciate

    How is the getting back to Austria project progressing?

  53. cohenite

    Well done Mark A; now I can shuffle off to bed.

  54. Maj

    Not sure if this is true, but if it is it might be a problem for the President.

    Republicans have watched in wonder as [Sleepy Joe] walks away again and again unscathed from so many mistakes. They dream of the moment when Biden finally places his foot in his mouth and can’t remove it. Their fantasy is it will come during the presidential debates. They might do well to remember the words of former Rep. Pat Schroeder. The Colorado Democrat famously said of Ronald Reagan that he had “perfected the Teflon-coated presidency: He sees to it that nothing sticks.”

    Reaganites would consider it sacrilege to compare Uncle Joe to the Gipper, but he’s not running against Ronald Reagan. He’s running against the un-Reagan. The former vice president keeps rambling, as Robins Williams would put it, and yet nothing sticks, perhaps because of who he’s facing in November. Columnist Paul Waldman recently argued in the Washington Post that the gaffe is dead, and “for that, we can thank Trump.”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/07/gaffe-proof_can_biden_ramble_back_to_the_white_house_143908.html

  55. JC

    Use your brain for a change. You really think it would be a good idea that on the day Sleepy announces the VP choice, the Demonrats are going to let the cat out of the bag and inform voters that she will be taking over anytime. Trades Hall, You should be running presidential elections.

  56. Makka

    You really are such a fkg moron , numpty. The Dims have a senile old creep as their Presidential pick. You go on thinking they are so smart. Fact is they are dumber than you , which is saying something.

  57. C.L.

    I looked for details re the car-park fracas in Widnes but couldn’t find any.
    I don’t post videos for the violence; it interested me for what it says about where the West is at. Just lawlessness and chaos everywhere. I cannot believe what I’m seeing in the world right now.

    Rafe’s video of Minneapolis is deeply disturbing. Our governments are at war with their citizens either by China-style oppressive measures or by neglect – or by ideologically selective law enforcement.

    We criticise the BLM but at least they have the balls to tell the state to FO.

  58. Mark A

    NoFixedAddress
    #3545850, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Mark A
    #3545844, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    How is the getting back to Austria project progressing?

    Flight booked in subject to change.

    Not being a citizen and AUS being red flagged I have to obtain a permit and have a virus test and be free from it to enter.
    Before Dan A’s lock down there was no problem.

    I’m resigned now to whatever happens, looks like we can’t win.
    The eldest son took over the ops. for the time being so business is going OK.

    How is yourself?

  59. JC

    Maj

    Calm down. Those arseholes are basically re-writing history. Reagan made some minor gaffes, like every president. I’d like to be reminded of them though. There is a difference however, between gaffes vs someone midway through dementia.

    https://youtu.be/aA-GoeFGyIc?t=51

  60. JC

    You really are such a fkg moron , numpty.

    At least this time, you’re not making stupid accusations I’m lying.

    The Dims have a senile old creep as their Presidential pick.

    Yep, but what’s the point?

    You go on thinking they are so smart. Fact is they are dumber than you , which is saying something.

    Never underestimate your opponent, doofus.

    Getting back to the point, you now agree CNN made a gaffe, right? 🙂

  61. Maj

    JC, I’m more interested in the “the gaffe is dead” part (if thats true then Sleepy Joe might just be headed to the White House) and did Trump really kill the gaffe in modern US politics.

  62. Bruce in WA

    Lost an ex-rellie and a friend this week … feeling a bit low. This may be a “tearjerker”, but it’s kinda nice.

    (My last post tonight, promise — going to bed to read.)

  63. Maj

    We criticise the BLM but at least they have the balls to tell the state to FO.

    What, you want a conservative version of Antifa to take over Melb and declare a Reaganite/Thatcherite Utopia?

  64. JC

    JC, I’m more interested in the “the gaffe is dead” part (if thats true then Sleepy Joe might just be headed to the White House) and did Trump really kill the gaffe in modern US politics.

    Those aresholes at WaPo are deliberately trying to bind gaffes with dementia. They’re fucking delusional. Biden was always a gaffe prone nimrod. He’s now suffering dementia. His brain has combusted.

    Trump bullshits and exaggerates at times. That’s just him. Everyone knows. Also, Trump has never been the most articulate person in the world, when speaking off the cuff, either now or when he was younger.

    Reagan was very vigorous for his age at the time he was elected, but he slowed down a little after he was shot and came close to death. He still wasn’t demented. More to the point, he wasn’t demented going into the election. Basement Joe is another story.

  65. William the Conjuror

    Interesting little fracas being pursued by Clive in WA. Was unhappy back in 2012 that his proposal was declined for assessment by the previous government because it didn’t measure up. Went to private arbitration before McHugh for estimated damages of $1Bn in 2014. Now 6 years later thinks he has a claim against the current government for $27.7Bn for the same situation. Smart of the government to legislate against an ambit claim like that. Maybe it’s time that Clive corrected the deficiencies in his proposal and re-submitted it for assessment.

  66. NoFixedAddress

    How is yourself?

    All good thanks Mark.

    How are things going up in the hills?

  67. A very interesting article at American Spectator suggests the cops were basically following their own police departments training in how they responded to Floyds behaviour (ie. excited delirium). Author is an experienced lawyer. Also includes the details of first autopsy which suggests death due to pre-existing conditions plus the drug cocktail he had inside him. Autopsy does not support death due to knee on neck.

    However I believe there is a second autopsy asked for by family.

    Going to be a fascinating trial. Evidence v feelings.

    Chauvin, Lane, Kueng, and Thao: The George Floyd Fall Guys
    The four policemen charged in George Floyd’s death acted entirely according to the training and guidance provided them by the Minneapolis Police Department.

  68. JC

    Look Brett, those cops will beat the murder charge, but there are various descriptions and grades of depraved indifference and will end up being caught in one of those traps. The neck guy is likely to spend time in the clink. Whether it’s fair is another matter.

  69. JC

    Who or What Exactly Is Running Against Trump?

    What an incredible year. December 2019, the world looked pretty decent for the new year and the US economy was blazing along on twin turbos. The oaf was going to coast to victory on the back of a blazing economy.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Going to be a fascinating trial. Evidence v feelings.

    The State v Orenthal James Simpson.
    The State v Powell, Koon, Wind, Briseno et al.

  71. stackja

    Minneapolis policeman followed the department training when he killed the Australian woman? Or his feelings?
    And how many people rioted?

  72. Zyconoclast

    However I believe there is a second autopsy asked for by family.

    Michael Baden Did Not Perform Autopsy But You Are Being Told He Did

    If Joe Biden was a forensic pathologist his name would be Dr. Michael Baden.
    The 85 year old freelance medical examiner has quite a past and a present.

    Saying it is a second autopsy is about as fake news as CNN but that didn’t stop news outlets around the globes listing headlines such as “private autopsy shows…” and “doctor who did second autopsy says…”

  73. Leigh Lowe

    Now 6 years later thinks he has a claim against the current government for $27.7Bn for the same situation. Smart of the government to legislate against an ambit claim like that.

    So.
    If it is an ambit claim and likely to either fail or settle for heaps less, why the need to legislate?
    Googlery.
    Contradicting himself within the space of ten words.
    A new P.B.

  74. stackja

    The various conspiracies against Trump are the Democrats attempt to overcome the economic success.
    Democrats hope to destroy the present USA and create a socialist utopia that the New Deal was meant to be.

  75. Zyconoclast

    True or False: Dr. Michael Baden’s autopsy of George Floyd found clinical evidence of traumatic asphyxia.

    So how did Dr. Baden arrive at his conclusion of asphyxia? Not from any clinical medical findings. Rather, from simply watching the same 10 minute video of Floyd that all of us have seen. Presumably with his bionic eye that enables him to quantify pressure from observing an image.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3545877, posted on August 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Look Brett, those cops will beat the murder charge

    They won’t have to.
    Those charges won’t make it to court.

    The “leaked” bodycam fillem showing Floyd George (sic) off his tits and rambling “can’t breathe” before Chauvin “took the knee” was released for a reason.
    To condition the public for a downgrading of charges.
    Of course, if the cops are found not guilty, they will head to the centre of Minneapolis and burn … no wait …

  77. twostix

    The only way this year could be more perfectly apocalyptic is if Trump wins the election, Biden refuses to concede, then the floyd cop is found innocent one week later and one week after that there’s a mass outbreak of COV19 in a Chinese factory that produces antibiotics.

    Delicious.

  78. C.L.

    Democrats hope to destroy the present USA and create a socialist utopia that the New Deal was meant to be.

    Yep.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Trump bullshits and exaggerates at times. That’s just him. Everyone knows. Also, Trump has never been the most articulate person in the world, when speaking off the cuff, either now or when he was younger.

    Trump is quick and I would say articulate in his own way.
    He seems to be better winging it in front of a yuuuuge crowd than doing set pieces in front of a small audience.
    His problem seems to be the need to over-explain.
    Deliver the punchline.
    Never explain it.

  80. JC,
    I agree neck guy going to have a hard time avoiding jail. As everybody knows the mob won’t care about the facts.

    By the way check out Black Friday on Stan. Stars Don Cheadle as a trader in 1987 NY. Never seen one before but he has a Lamborghini Limo and a fondness for cocaine. Has a lot of dealings with a pair of brothers called Lehman and counting down to the crash which it would appear he is going to cause. He is funding some of his trading via organised crime such as Yakuza etc. In one scene where cops arrive at a party one of his guys says “time to break out the photos of Koch from the safe”.

    Am on a bit of a NY binge as also been watching Spin City which has aged pretty well despite ending in 2002. Had forgotten Fox role taken over by Charlie Sheen.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Whatever else you say about Trump, he has a magnificent legacy already of career destroying nick-names.
    Crooked Hillary.
    Low energy Jeb.
    L’il Marco.
    Etc etc.

  82. twostix

    Finally, slowly people are catching on.

    The ONS estimates that 28,300 people in Britain have the virus. Meanwhile, there are 18,000 tracers working for NHS Track and Trace

    Almost as many “track and tracers” as there are people with the virus in Britain.

    Widespread testing was once mooted as an alternative to lockdown. Now it is being used to justify local lockdowns. Media scaremongering about rising cases in the UK masks the fact that there are two different types of cases. Pillar 1 cases reflect either a clinical need as a result of the virus, a person working in healthcare testing positive – these are the cases that should concern us since the virus has made these people ill. Pillar 2 cases are the swab tests for the wider population – some of these people will have no symptoms at all, and we don’t know how many could be false positives. Pillar 1 cases have been trending down for some time, and when you adjust for the numbers tested Pillar 2 cases are flat. All the other key indicators, like deaths and hospitalisations, have also been falling for weeks as the lockdown has eased.

  83. JC

    Trump is quick and I would say articulate in his own way.

    I thought he kind of showed his age in that interview with Swan’s imbecilic kid. Just a tad and nothing to worry about. I can’t understand why his press people would have allowed an interview with Axios. That was really dumb.

  84. JC

    By the way check out Black Friday on Stan. Stars Don Cheadle as a trader in 1987 NY. Never seen one before but he has a Lamborghini Limo and a fondness for cocaine. Has a lot of dealings with a pair of brothers called Lehman and counting down to the crash which it would appear he is going to cause. He is funding some of his trading via organised crime such as Yakuza etc. In one scene where cops arrive at a party one of his guys says “time to break out the photos of Koch from the safe”.

    Am on a bit of a NY binge as also been watching Spin City which has aged pretty well despite ending in 2002. Had forgotten Fox role taken over by Charlie Sheen.

    I’ll take a look at the movie. Yea, coke was huge at the time.

    There’s a funny take among traders about the Wall Street movie. There’s a scene when Bud walks into Gekko’s office and Gekko is barking out trades over the phone. The trades are really really small time even for then.

  85. stackja

    twostix – If one thing doesn’t work out then try something different. Next century people will know if the present “crisis” was necessary. Like last century’s various disease “crises”.

  86. JC

    QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia Republican primary

    Like really, she believes in that conspiracy theory. Like wow!

    Meanwhile, the nutballery in the D’rat camp has reached Pluto and about to leave the solar system.

  87. stackja

    How many people lost money to funding traders cocaine habit?

  88. max

    AFL players have their families with them up in Qld in their hub and there have been a few dramas and mostly harmless indiscretions.
    Carolyn Wilson tonight plaintively: ‘Everyone says Bacher Houli’s kids are the best behaved.’
    This from a woman who wants to mix it with the men in a world that traditionally is all about masculine strength and skill and aggression. Once owned by men exclusively, now in retreat to gays and sheilas.
    She is a good example of what we have done to ourselves. Break down barriers. Chuck out tradition and roles.Destroy. Then look back wistfully.

  89. JC,
    It is a series. In one episode there is a guy representing Oliver Stone following Cheadle around with a view to do movie based on him. There is reference to the Wall Street movie.

    Zyco,
    Thanks for the link about the 2nd “non” autopsy. One of the good things about the Cat you can pick up a lot of info from what others have been finding.

  90. Makka

    Democrats hope to destroy the present USA and create a socialist utopia that the New Deal was meant to be.

    The only Utopia the Dims want to create is for themselves, when they have the WH and the Senate. Socialism is a front, a tool a vehicle to get them there. So they can indulge their greed, corrupt dealing and degenerate lifestyles without fear of retribution. Because they’ll then own the joint.

  91. JC

    How many people lost money to funding traders cocaine habit?

    Hey Stack, that’s like asking how many wheels on a bicycle .. a question you always ask and end up with the wrong answer.

    Traders don’t trade for customers as such. Traders mostly work for the man. They generally work for banks, themselves or funds. You’re thinking of brokers who advise and may also have authority to take positions on customers behalf.. or at least used to. I don’t know the regulations these days.

    What’s with the constant chip on your shoulder about traders and finance types, you wingnut. It’s like you have some sort of gripe against them, which sounds like a tinge of envy. Don’t envy as it’s the worst sin. Also, it’s a little hypocritical of you to be dissing socialism a comment ago seeing socialism is an ideology based on envy. Don’t do it, as it will end up killing you.
    Several people I know did drugs and their work performance was fine. The US is a very big drug culture.

  92. stackja

    Makka – BO was a Chicago social work lawyer. Now has millions. So easy.

  93. Makka

    Makka – BO was a Chicago social work lawyer. Now has millions. So easy.

    That’s it. And so many more stories like that. That is why Trump is SO detested. He can’t be bought or controlled. Trillions are at stake.

  94. JC

    That reminds me. I’ve promised myself I’m going to try cocaine and I want to do it over the next few weeks. The only thing that makes me hesitate is figuring out who to buy it from who I can trust isn’t selling me poison.

  95. stackja

    Just cranky still pretending about New York City trading? Real investment people cared about clients.

  96. JC

    He can’t be bought or controlled. Trillions are at stake.

    I told you at the very beginning of his presidency that Trump had a chance to make billions from the big job. What he needed to do was raise GDP to a higher level and keep it growing as his asset base correlates to economic growth. Trump has/had the biggest insider opportunity of anyone ever and it was perfectly legal. Maybe not trillions, but billions were at stake.

  97. JC

    Just cranky still pretending about New York City trading?

    I am cranky, but that doesn’t excuse your stupidity not one bit, Stack. and what’s there to pretend about trading?

    Real investment people cared about clients.

    I have zero idea what that is supposed to mean in the above context.. I don’t think you do either, like most of the crap you post here. I get it, you want to belong but you should also remember bikes have two wheels.

  98. Makka

    Trump has/had the biggest insider opportunity of anyone ever and it was perfectly legal.

    The Trillions I’m referring to are the whole US economy and a very large chunk of world trade. Through his policies, Trump is restructuring a yuuge portion of that. In so doing, he is disrupting very powerful vested interests across the globe. That’s what’s at stake in his Presidency and what the Dims want to be back in control of.

  99. JC

    Trades

    You don’t believe in international trade. Trump does.

  100. Makka

    I told you at the very beginning of his presidency

    You told me and everyone Trump would create a 2nd Great Depression. I stopped paying attention to your bullshit forecasts then.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Perhaps that poetry magazine would appreciate my quick tribute well past midnight to the Great Navigator. I consider it to have strong narrative splendour and a traditional depth of Imperial feeling. Ladies and gentlemen, a toast! 🍷

    O hail Cook, the mighty
    Sea surveyor of yore.
    He transited Venus
    One occasion or more.
    He departed old Blighty
    Finding dark aphrodite
    In islands of nature
    With ladies quite sightly.
    He who started out poor,
    Once a coal-loader navvy,
    Turned man of the Navy,
    Cook laid claim to our shore
    In a manner quite savvy.

    All hail to the hero
    Whose statues stand free.
    He mapped out the coastline
    For you and for me.

  102. JC

    You know trades, whoever said recently that the reason you accuse other people of lying is because you’re one of the most dishonest people here was right.

    I’d add one other thing though you’re also delusional.

  103. Cook laid claim to our shore
    In a manner quite savvy.

    He actually bluddee near forgot to do it.
    He’d left the mainland behind before he remembered to stake a claim.
    Australia was in the rear-view mirror, so he chucked the Endeavour into reverse, rowed to a very small island/islet nearby the ship & stuck a flag into the ground, proclaiming the couple of hundred acres + the recently departed mainland, as property of King George III, rowed back to the waiting Endeavour, & kept going.

  104. NoFixedAddress

    Now remember, before you go out peacefully or violently protesting, looting, toppling statues that maybe, just maybe, All Lives Matter.

    His Name Is Cannon Hinnant: Five-Year Old White Boy Shot and Murdered Execution-Style by Black Neighbor… for Riding His Bike in His Lawn
    https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/his-name-is-cannon-hinnant-five-year-old-white-boy-shot-and-murdered-execution-style-by-black-neighbor-for-riding-his-bike-in-his-lawn/

  105. NoFixedAddress

    If Tom’s toons don’t make you smile you will have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this one.

    She wanted to be a Kardashian-like ‘influencer.’ Then her Antifa booking photo got out
    By Monica Showalter

    ….
    The woke doofus went out rioting with all this illusionary baggage, thought she could get away with it and return to playing Miss Calabasas, but instead ended up handcuffed, stuffed into a paddy wagon, and then fingerprinted and booking photo–ed, which, like social media, was shared for all to see on the internet.

    Now her sylph influencer image has vanished, she’s just another old buffalo, same as all the other Antifa denizens.

  106. Struth

    This from a woman who wants to mix it with the men in a world that traditionally is all about masculine strength and skill and aggression. Once owned by men exclusively, now in retreat to gays and sheilas.
    She is a good example of what we have done to ourselves. Break down barriers. Chuck out tradition and roles.Destroy. Then look back wistfully.

    Game posting that here mate.
    Frank Thring and his Female cast members will spit and hiss………………………..living under tyranny they’re fine with, but making statements like that could see projectile vomiting and 360 head rotations!!

    #priorities

  107. Leigh Lowe

    Lizzie at 1:09!
    Ode to Cap’n Cook!
    Good work, and resisted temptation to couple the lewd rhyme with “Venus”.

  108. feelthebern

    Thursday.
    Let the Mincing begin !

  109. feelthebern

    Some say there is no greater dignity than being part of the daily Victorian death tweet.

  110. feelthebern

    I’m not up to date with Victorian politics, but is Tim Pallas retarded?
    Real question.

  111. calli

    Leak is devastating.

    The jig’s up.

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    BrettW at 11.33 last night;

    ‘The four policemen charged in George Floyd’s death acted entirely according to the training and guidance provided them by the Minneapolis Police Department.’

    If this turns out the way it’s starting to look, ie more recently revealed footage combined with autopsy results combined with training methodology combined with personal knowledge of Floyd and his capabilities leading to that methodology being used, then look out.

    Chauvin and his offsiders will be held up as martyrs to the woke cause for the next century by every single law enforcement bloke and blokette in North America as well as each and every one of their supporters. And they are legion.

    I get the requirement for instant gratification by the public. I don’t agree with it but I get it. But:

    Stop making instant judgments on selected snippets of video footage put up for general viewing by people with axes to grind.

    Stop it.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    calli:

    ‘Leak is devastating.’

    Yes. Yes he is. That toon should be blown up to A2 size, laminated, replicated and wallpapered throughout Melbourne CBD and Spring Street in particular.

  114. feelthebern

    Apart from knee-man, the other three will have all charges dropped.
    Knee-man will opt for a bench trial.
    He’ll be convicted on some lesser charges.
    On appeal, he’ll get off on all charges.
    Then watch the US burn.

  115. feelthebern

    Floyd had meth & fentanyl in his system.
    Knee-man will walk away from every single criminal charge.

  116. Struth

    Isn’t it remarkable the job that the truckies are doing around the nation!
    During this Covid pandemic , tens of thousands of cross border trips have been taken daily by these people, who come from, and visit “hotspot suburbs” and cities , FOR FIVE MONTHS.
    Yet not one interstate infection have they caused!
    Amazing.
    Over the entire country they roam, in their thousands, visiting businesses, and mixing with people in cities and country areas (where no -one is obeying socialist distancing) In and out of Melbourne they go, back interstate, and yet not one cross border infection have they caused!!
    If you need to hug someone, hug a truckie, obviously they’re immune to covid 19.

    Cardimona then sent this

    The Editor

    The Cairns Post

    This virus, which has been with us since January, is now spreading by “community transmission” in Melbourne – so our “leaders” have closed internal borders.

    But those “closed” internal borders are crossed tens of thousands of times each day by actual humans who live inside the “infected” zone.

    Those borders crossers are travelling throughout Australia; stopping for fuel and food and toilet breaks, shaking hands with each other, not wearing masks, etc.

    They’re visiting thousands of interstate businesses, engaging with staff there, often for hours – but in six months they’ve infected nobody and not spread this virus at all.

    Who are these amazing uninfectable individuals? They’re the truckies that take goods from Melbourne, our biggest transport hub, and deliver them around this vast country.

    If this virus is what our “leaders” think it is, why haven’t truckies spread it to every supermarket in the country? Hmmm?

    Now, I don’t want to take attention from the class clown (he really is a riot, isn’t he!), and I’m not demanding anyone do anything, and apologies if it makes you use your scroll wheel, but for those that may feel like posting these comments elsewhere, and maybe too busy feeding chooks , or painting the house, or being milked…. to be sitting down writing things out, we put these up for you so you don’t have to waste your time.
    I apologise if doing this upsets and offends those with DDS.

    And again, let me re- assure you, no one is putting any pressure on anyone to do anything.

  117. Diogenes

    Nfa,
    I obviously don’t have a heart of stone

  118. 2dog

    Peter Broelman.

    It’s interesting to speculate what would have happened in COVID struck last year during the Brexit shenanigans.

  119. rickw

    Cannon Hinnant

    (saying the poor little buggers name because there’s little chance of hearing it anywhere.)

  120. . I’ve promised myself I’m going to try cocaine and I want to do it over the next few week

    I’ve got you covered, JC.
    I think. I’ll reach out to my boy in the northern burbs and see what’s cooking if you’d like.

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    In AFL Players’ Life Skills Post-Career News (the Hun):

    ‘Former AFL star Andrew Leoncelli has been fleeced of thousands of dollars after falling victim to an elaborate online puppy scam. Mr Leoncelli, a former Melbourne player, said he was left furious after being targeted by a ‘highly sophisticated’ overseas crime syndicate while searching for staffy puppies on popular classifieds website Gumtree.’

    I’ve put ‘highly sophisticated’ in quote marks to highlight this Machiavellian ruse.

    ‘“I was searching for staffy puppies for my children on Gumtree and I saw some ads on the top of the page in the form of Google ads, they appeared legitimate and the websites selling the puppies also looked genuine,” he said.

    ‘“The website appeared to be a reputable breeder with guarantees and testimonials and then I had several email exchanges with a woman named Sarah Laudin who claimed to be from Tasmania saying the puppy was the last in its litter,” he said.

    ‘Mr Leoncelli said he then made an “irrational” and “emotional” decision and paid $2850 for the puppy.
    “My children were tugging at the heartstrings and my partner really wanted the puppy, but the next day after the money had cleared they were being elusive and refused to answer my calls.”’

    Money gone. No puppy. Sloooooowly sinking in. Hang on. Someone else’s (kids and GF’s) fault.

    ‘He said after becoming highly suspicious of the breeder, his partner made inquiries. “When my partner inquired the name of the breeder changed to Nick Isler and he told her the puppy we originally inquired about was the same one he was trying to sell her.

    ‘“The man had a heavy African accent and engaged in several phone conservations and was being very pushy to sell the dog.” Mr Leoncelli said his family had been left “devastated” by the scam and called upon authorities to take action.’

    Hahaaaaaaa. Authorities to ‘take action’, eh? No worries. The people will come round to your place, Mr Leoncelli, baseball bat you in the sack and spay your missus so this stain of intergenerational stupidity is cut off at the source.

  122. rickw

    Bernie Bro’s not happy:

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie at 1:09!
    Ode to Cap’n Cook!
    Good work, and resisted temptation to couple the lewd rhyme with “Venus”.

    Considered it of course, but my womanly rectitude got the better of me. 🙂

    ———

    And I agree, Calli. Johannes Leak’s is an absolute smasher today. Perfectly judged and drawn.
    It’s as bitingly truthful as his Dad’s famous one of ‘What’s his name then?’.

    The idea could be replicated world-wide for the disgrace that failure to protect and hospitalise the elderly has been in places like New York and in the UK. At least Italy had the excuse of a critical bed shortage at one time; not so these other places where the lives of elderly people just didn’t matter at all.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    A couple of interesting stories on Covid-19 microbiology and how it affects various people:

    New Study Finds Potential Reason Why COVID-19 Occurs Less In Children (12 Aug)

    This new study detailed in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on May 20, discovered that the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which grows in abundance as the individual grows, might be the reason that less than two percent of all individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease – are children.

    Researchers had suspected that COVID-19 susceptibility could be linked to the amount of gene expression of ACE2 seen in the nasal cavity, given that the enzyme acts as a receptor to allow the SARS-CoV-2 virus to pass into the body.

    So children have much less of the receptor that Covid latches onto, and it increases with age. Ok, that makes sense.

    Study explains why some get deathly ill from COVID-19, others don’t (12 Aug)

    Stanford University researchers seem to have pinpointed the reasoning behind why some patients get deathly ill from COVID-19 infections and others don’t.

    The researchers found that within severely ill COVID-19 cases, many of the patients possess “enhanced levels of molecules that promote inflammation.” Three of these molecules have been proven to be associated with inflammatory lung diseases in addition to others, “but had not been shown previously in COVID-19 infections.”

    “The scientists also found elevated levels of bacterial debris, such as bacterial DNA and cell-wall materials, in the blood of those COVID-19 patients with severe cases. The more debris, the sicker the patient – and the more pro-inflammatory substances circulating in his or her blood,” Stanford University said in a statement.

    “The findings suggest that in cases of severe COVID-19, bacterial products ordinarily present only in places such as the gut, lungs and throat may make their way into the bloodstream, kick-starting enhanced inflammation that is conveyed to all points via the circulatory system,” the university added.

    And that is a very interesting finding, since it explains why HCQ plus azithromycin works. And other antibiotics. The antibiotic is preventing the invasion of bacteria from the respiratory system and from the gut.

  125. mh

    Kamala has great teeth.

    And a pretty mouth.

    Also a wide neck.

  126. Des Deskperson

    Many happy returns, Johanna, for your birthday.

    It looks like it’s going eventually to be fine and sunny in Queanbeyan, so have a good day.

  127. Mater

    ‘Leak is devastating.’

    Reminds me of the Q Store mentality within the military.
    Whenever you requested something from them, the answer was inevitably:

    “No, someone else might need it!”

  128. Farmer Gez

    The SA and Victorian governments are causing havoc on the border.
    Schools are losing half their students, Vets can’t be visited, workers are spending more time at check points than on the job.

    Now workers will be banned altogether. This is monumental stupidity!

    Locals feel they are being punished for a virus that is barely present in the areas.
    The irrigation areas will now face severe labour shortages.
    The F’wits are about to create fresh food shortages.
    It’s time to get very very angry.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hi Lizzie – Since you’re here:

    King Arthur unmasked: How legendary sword Excalibur ‘gives away real warrior’s identity’ (12 Aug)

    KING ARTHUR’s true identity could be unmasked after theories about his legendary sword Excalibur emerged and how it ties to the men behind the myth, experts claim.

    He said: “The Romans evolved the Celtic longsword and they found that it was ideal for horseback and was far more effective than the very short blade, which they had with the footsoldiers.”

    The blacksmith then demonstrated how to forge that type of sword – in the 2010 episode of Amazon Prime’s ‘Mystery Files’ – which involved twisting iron rods, repeatedly hamoring and heating the weapon.

    Once the impurities had been ironed out and the outer layer of carbon filed away, it was cleaned with a strong acid that helped to “unveil the blade’s distinctive pattern”.

    The process allegedly “manufactures a blade of superior strength” and also has an impressive decoration of swirling marks – visible on either side of the sword.

    Cole added: “I think the actual legend of Excalibur came from the actual pattern welding of the blade because it is that patterning that gives the sword its magic.”

    That is an interesting observation. A long cavalry blade with Damascene water steel markings would be superior and magical to ordinary Poms in that day who saw it.

  130. calli

    Happy Birthday, Joh.

    From the cleaning staff.

  131. Farmer Gez

    Numbers, could you be any more irrrelevent?

  132. Boambee John

    Aaannnd …

    Straight after Calli’s “cleaning staff” comes the bin chicken, looking for missed scraps!

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    Guffaw producing headline of the morning. The comments are fun too.

    Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket (Associated Press, 12 Aug)

    Yep, she brings many many interfaith roots to the ticket.

  134. NoFixedAddress

    More Fake ABC News – Warragamba at spilling point

  135. mh

    The F’wits are about to create fresh food shortages.
    It’s time to get very very angry.

    You’ve done it now Farmer Gez.
    Leigh Lowe will be onto you with some biting sarcasm.

  136. OldOzzie

    Andrew Bolt: Our governments have failed to protect our vulnerable from coronavirus

    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    August 12, 2020 1:37pm

    Victoria – even after 410 new infections on Wednesday and 21 more deaths – proves there is no need to panic about this coronavirus.

    Scott Morrison, I’ve said no such thing. Again and again, I’ve said the opposite: protect the elderly. Close off the aged-care homes. Create a super meals-on-wheels so older Australians can stay safely at home.

    Just do the basics. Do them properly and you won’t need to smash the economy with bans that claim our young — through despair and suicide — to save the very aged and the dying.

    But what have you and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews done instead?

    You failed to do precisely what was obvious and critical from the start.

    They were so obvious, that even I was shouting it out as far back as March 28. No, not just wise after the event.

    “Our new approach must instead be to quarantine all people coming in from overseas,” I said.

    “It must be to aggressively track down everyone who is or even might be infected and force them into isolation and check their whereabouts a least a couple of times a day,” I added.

    “And the government must also really step up protection for everyone over 65.”

    And days later: “Why have we locked up the nation, not locked down the nursing homes?”

    But let me tell you what happened instead in Victoria.

    On quarantining returning travellers, the government failed.

    This second wave of infections actually escaped from Victoria’s quarantine hotels.

    Those hotels should have been locked down tight by professionals, like the police, prison guards or the Australian Defence Force.

    Instead, Premier Andrews — for reasons he won’t explain — gave that critical job to private security guards, poorly trained, poorly equipped, and the guards themselves spread the virus outside.

    On tracing and isolating the sick and potentially infectious, another fail.

    Victoria’s virus tests take lethally long to give people results — one to three days, and often longer. Tests overseas can give results in 10 minutes. What aren’t they used here?

    Then there’s the tracing. A childcare operator tells me he warned the Health Department on Sunday two weeks ago that one of his staff and her two children at the centre had the virus.

    It took the department six days to send close contacts of the woman and children a warning to get tested.

    And look at how weak we’ve been in making sure the sick stay in quarantine.

    I don’t say we should be as hard-line as China, which welded some people into their homes.

    But we could have been like Taiwan, phoning everyone in quarantine daily to make sure they were with their phone, and tracking that phone to make sure the sick did not step outside.

    Instead, the sick in Victoria were rarely checked and even allowed outside for exercise. By the time checks were stepped up, one in four of the sick were not at home.

    Finally, in protecting the old, another fail.

    Commonwealth figures show nearly 80 per cent of Victoria’s dead died in aged care homes, which are supervised by the Morrison government.

    These people were sitting ducks for the virus, yet counsel assisting the royal commission into aged care this week said the Morrison government failed to develop a virus plan for those homes, even after the virus ripped through Sydney’s Newmarch House and Dorothy Henderson Lodge.

    On Wednesday, another 16 Victorians in aged care were reported to have died. And now the virus has infected around 100 people in disabled care.

    Our governments failed in the most basic tasks.

    Fix that, tell people to social distance, and no other state need be smashed as poor Victoria is being smashed by bans right now.

    There’s no need to impose obscenely tough lockdowns that have caused big rises in suicides and domestic violence, and thrown more than 300,000 Victorians out of work.

    No need for the fake toughness of a pointless curfew, a ban on gardeners who’d infect nobody if they mowed your lawn, or an order to wear masks even in the open air, where risks of transmission are near zero.

    What Victoria’s scandals show is we really need governments to just damn well do the basics. And do them well.

    Each time I say this, critics claim I am wise after the event. Now I even get idiotic sniping from the Prime Minister, complaining such views as mine as “hideous”, and it is “immoral” to allegedly say “our elderly should have in some way have been offered up in relation to this virus”.

  137. 1735099

    These practices lie at the root of the scam that has become our aged care system.
    There are a number of situations that should never be privatised for profit, and aged care and child care are two examples.
    We’re seeing the consequences with the Civid 19 deaths in aged care settings.

  138. Farmer Gez

    #3546022, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:25 am
    The F’wits are about to create fresh food shortages.
    It’s time to get very very angry.

    You’ve done it now Farmer Gez.
    Leigh Lowe will be onto you with some biting sarcasm.

    Nah.
    The reports are on the ABC country services.
    When farmers say they are having massive problems and can’t get labour organised, they’re not bullshitting.
    ScoMo must step in to ensure workers get to the fields and packing sheds.

  139. OldOzzie

    Lizzie

    one for you – Claremont Review of Books

    Millenarian Mobs
    An old and dangerous story.

    by Angelo M. Codevilla

  140. Cassie of Sydney

    I haven’t listened to this yet but will later…am posting so other Cats can listen. Delingpole talking to Peter Ridd.

  141. Snoopy

    The problem with both aged care and childcare is government induced shortages. If there was more choice there would be higher standards.

  142. NoFixedAddress

    OldOzzie
    #3546024, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:29 am
    ….
    What Victoria’s scandals show is we really need governments to just damn well do the basics. And do them well.

    What Victoria’s scandals show is we are not a democracy, the political process is a complete and utter farce and together with so called public servants they run the country for their benefit and prestige.

    And we minions can fuck off die.

  143. notafan

    WA are facing the same issues re pickers and packers.

    It’s this a no packbackers problem?

    I guess Scotty could send in the army.

    I’d volunteer, used to work at my uncle’s picking fruit when I was a kid.

    But I’m trapped inside the ring of steel.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    Reminds me of the Q Store mentality within the military.
    Whenever you requested something from them, the answer was inevitably:

    “No, someone else might need it!”

    That’s my safety stock.

  145. johanna

    Thanks for birthday wishes, peeps. 🙂

    Sadly, I’ve got a doctor’s appointment today – facing the quarterly grilling before grudgingly being given another three months worth of arthritis meds. I know that doctors get hassled by the health department about prescribing opioids, but picking on little old ladies like me is not good manners, IMHO.

    Never mind – next stop after the doctor’s will be the bottle shop. I might treat myself to a nice champagne for the afternoon!

  146. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bruce, thanks for that link. It demonstrates why I need to get my book out in a popular fashion in order to make better known its thesis, for the guff about Ambrosius Aurelianus is still floating around whenever Arthur is mentioned. Arthur is still popularly presented with a certain historicity which no modern scholarship allows.

    On the pattern welded swords, yes, they were remarkable and the history of weaponry is as TE knows a fascinating study. One of the things Bernard Cornwell has done to make the Uhtred tales (“The Last Kingdom” series of books and the TV spin offs) is to place special emphasis on Uhtred’s love for and dependence upon his special sword, a pattern-welded twisting of metals to produce a steel-hard blade, and of course Cornwell gives this sword a name, as such good swords were always given. Uhtred’s sword is called Serpent’s Breath precisely because its welded swirling pattern along the blade reminds of the breath of a dragon: serpents and worms and other reptilian creatures, including imaginary ones such as Griffins, were all included under the general rubric of ‘dragon’ in iron-age and dark age mythology and iconography. Named swords as well as the Saxon names for towns are scene-setting elements in Cornwell’s oeuvre about King Alfred. His books explore the tension between the old religion of the Danes (in the Danelaw) and the civilising force of Roman Christianity, represented by Alfred and his lineage up to Athelstan. The emergence of an English nation was the result. All carried forward by the sword.

  147. notafan

    Happy birthday Johanna

  148. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3545959, posted on August 13, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Thursday.
    Let the Mincing begin !

    That’s this Thursday?
    I thought it was next.

    Here you go then.

  149. Tom

    I’m not up to date with Victorian politics, but is Tim Pallas retarded?
    Real question.

    Bern, Pallas used to be a very good racing minister (and the current racing minister Martin Pakula is the best in Australia, despite the party affiliation, IMO), but, as treasurer, he’s now in charge of selling out Victoria to the Chinese Communist Party.

    However, as treasurer, he’s also in charge of doling out free stuff, so he’s the only reason the welfare parasites — 90% of the Liars base — will vote for them when they’re tipped out of power in 2022.

  150. notafan

    Do people still pick fruit on ladders, or is all scaffolding now?

    I saw Nightingales had all their fruit espaliered, much easier.

  151. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3546058, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Bruce, thanks for that link. It demonstrates why I need to get my book out in a popular fashion in order to make better known its thesis, for the guff about Ambrosius Aurelianus is still floating around whenever Arthur is mentioned. Arthur is still popularly presented with a certain historicity which no modern scholarship allows.

    On the pattern welded swords, yes, they were remarkable and the history of weaponry is as TE knows a fascinating study.

    Lizzie,

    I assume you and BON have watched

    Forged in Fire

    About the Series

    World-class bladesmiths re-create historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition.

    https://play.history.com/shows/forged-in-fire/season-1/episode-1/unlocked. – Japanese Katana

    https://play.history.com/shows/forged-in-fire/season-1/episode-3/unlocked – Viking Battle Axe

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3546064, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I’m not up to date with Victorian politics, but is Tim Pallas retarded?
    Real question.

    Bern, Pallas used to be a very good racing minister 

    He is the only one who will appear on 3AW so Nanny Neil gets the kid gloves out every time he shows up.
    And, yes, low wattage.
    Not as dim as Mikakos, but not far off.

  153. Eyrie

    The States have Ministers for Horseracing. WHY the fuck is this?
    Form what I’m seen much of the horseracing industry is wannabe spivs trying to live above their income level.

  154. sfw

    The Vic gov and anyone on the side of the lockdown is always given the soft treatment by 3AW and Mitchell, he’s a disgrace. Any scepticism and he treats them like merchants of death.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    They were so obvious, that even I was shouting it out as far back as March 28. 

    One of Blot’s mistakes.
    Quotes himself a lot.
    He is right about a lot of stuff but the thing with ScoMo is coming across as a personal vendetta.
    Deep breaths Blot.

  156. Farmer Gez

    Kamala is such a fake.

    Carrying on with reporters that she’s a country girl with her collard greens and sweet potatoes.

    Tamil and Jamaican.

  157. Eyrie

    Scummo deserves to be the target of a vendetta by all of us. He’s a gutless, useless, jellyfish.

  158. sfw

    You have to have a minister for racing, who else will go to the races and tell everyone what a wonderful ‘sport’ it is. Without a minister the entire racing industry would collapse,

  159. NoFixedAddress

    OldOzzie

    Further to your CCP/China articles did you happen to see this one:-

    China Means to Take Over the World

    China’s reach is far more widespread than many people have understood, and China’s ultimate goal is total control of the world and its economy.
    By Angela Kelley • August 10, 2020

    China means to take over the world. That is not hyperbole or overstatement. That is their intention. Whether the U.S. public hears them or not, the Chinese are broadcasting this intention loudly.

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/10/china-means-to-take-over-the-world/

  160. Tom

    Rickw, many thanks for the vid about the liberals losing it over Kamala. Biden is going to get ZERO turnout in November from the Bernie Bros –the whole constituency the Dem backroom is trying court with its defund the cops and green new everything.

    The children are in charge! They’ve got no idea about how to do politics.

  161. lotocoti

    gives this sword a name, as such good swords were always given.

    Not just the good swords.
    Some Nipponese person had his sword inscribed with water and basket.
    Why?
    Because it was hard to hold.

  162. Farmer Gez

    Eyrie
    #3546073, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:58 am
    The States have Ministers for Horseracing. WHY the fuck is this?
    Form what I’m seen much of the horseracing industry is wannabe spivs trying to live above their income level.

    Wash your mouth out you Marxist/Greenie/Animal Liberation/Bi Curious/Un-Australian/Woke/Dan Andrews loving progressive.

    “It’s people like you wot causes unrest.”

  163. Old Lefty

    Typical ABC:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-13/canberra-private-school-boys-driving-aboriginal-land-endangered/12542320

    Notice the blaring and irrelevant ‘Private school’ in the headline? If they had been under the care of the Stalinoids in the government teachers’ unions, we wouldn’t be hearing about it at all.

  164. Barry

    Kamala’s mum must be so proud.

    Oh!

    I’ve just read in Wikipedia that her mum died of shame in 2009.

    Maybe not then.

  165. notafan

    If the greens were in power we’d have a Minister for no Racing.

    Small mercies.

  166. Eyrie

    Without a minister the entire racing industry would collapse

    Which would be an excellent, long overdue result. I’ve got a better idea for racing you can bet on – get the road lice off the roads and have them ride their bikes around former horseracing tracks. Both modes of transport are about equally relevant nowadays.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    sfw

    #3546074, posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    The Vic gov and anyone on the side of the lockdown is always given the soft treatment by 3AW and Mitchell, he’s a disgrace. Any scepticism and he treats them like merchants of death.

    Stopped listening.
    Every time someone rings up with a query about “essential activity” in the private sector, and he is not sure, he goes with “Ooooh. To be on the safe side, I wouldn’t”.
    House renovations are clearly allowed but when asked, “Neil says “Would it hurt to defer it”.
    But when asked how come parking inspectors could still do their thing he scrabbles around and then declares that “they probably come under law enforcement … and safety … and councils need to raise revenue”.
    FMD.
    Councils need revenue, but tradies, shops, restaurants and pubs don’t.

  168. Tom

    The States have Ministers for Horseracing. WHY the fuck is this?

    Eyrie, it’s one of the biggest industries — and bigger employers — in the country. Even the Lieborals became very good at taking it seriously in Victoria when they appointed former premier Denis Napthine, a country vet, as racing minister.

  169. Farmer Gez

    Eyrie
    #3546093, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:09 am
    Without a minister the entire racing industry would collapse

    Which would be an excellent, long overdue result. I’ve got a better idea for racing you can bet on – get the road lice off the roads and have them ride their bikes around former horseracing tracks. Both modes of transport are about equally relevant nowadays.

    Better still Eyrie, you could organise betting on who’ll win Lady of the Day at the Mardi Gras.

  170. Woolfe

    I thought The App was going to sort out all the contact tracing issues?

    Maybe we can sell it to St Jacinda?

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3546098, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    The States have Ministers for Horseracing. WHY the fuck is this?

    Eyrie, it’s one of the biggest industries — and bigger employers

    Yeah, but we don’t have a Minister for Cafes for example.
    This is simply so a Minister can indulge himself and maybe nobble a trainer who he suspects may have nobbled a pony which was carrying the Minister’s wager.

  172. OldOzzie

    NoFixedAddress
    #3546081, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:03 am

    OldOzzie

    Further to your CCP/China articles did you happen to see this one:-

    China Means to Take Over the World

    The buying up of strategic locations and property is happening not only in the United States, but around the world. The Chinese government owns or manages other countries’ ports, including Le Havre and Dunkirk in France, Antwerp and Bruges in Belgium, and Miami and Houston in the United States. It holds a majority stake in Greece’s Piraeus port, and holds large shares of Italy’s Genoa, Spain’s Valencia, and the Netherlands’ Rotterdam. It’s almost as if they were planning strategic military takeovers.

    China also owns Smithfield Foods, the biggest U.S. pork food company, and the hotspot for the COVID-19 outbreak in South Dakota in April this year. Companies that have sold tainted Chinese dog food are being held responsible in court. Among other hazards, lead paint and chemicals are frequently found in toys made in China and, since the Chinese virus outbreak, it has come to the public’s attention that most of our drug ingredients are manufactured in China.

    You just have to look at the University/Student immigration scam in Australia from Mainland China, besides overwhelming us and other countries, they are oustsourcing their future aged care burden to Australia – something that stands out in my regular visits to hospital,

    In my street alone, we have 3 empty houses purchased by Mainland Chinese that have not been occupied for over 6 years (but maintained)

    Chinese Immigrants from Indonesia, Singapore, Malayasia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other SE Asian countries have made excellent Australian Citizens and will continue to do so, and doing business with the them in those countries was no problems, as against doing business in Mainland China,

  173. feelthebern

    Morning Mincings.
    What better than some Kylie.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Gez and Eyrie.
    Fired up this morning!

  175. feelthebern

    PS, Kylie Minogue is responsible for the death of 50 trillion unborn Australians.
    They never stood a chance.

  176. Eyrie

    I guess horseracing is the “industry” a country has when it doesn’t have any real industries. This is a not serious, joke of a country.

  177. mh

    feelthebern
    #3546110, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:20 am
    PS, Kylie Minogue is responsible for the death of 50 trillion unborn Australians.
    They never stood a chance.

    Projecting again, Bern.

  178. Mater

    Update on my Grade 5 boy being required to read articles and comment of the ‘Gender Wage Gap’. We’ve moved on, apparently.

    Now he is being asked to read articles and comment on whether the ‘Walk/Don’t Walk’ traffic lights should be changed to improve gender equity.

    These people are incorrigible.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3546107, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Morning Mincings.
    What better than some Kylie.

    We need to talk.
    Barbra … tick.
    Judy … tick.
    Kylie … not so much.

  180. feelthebern

    Australia has the best horse racing industry in the world.
    NSW has the best horse racing industry in Australia (benefits of being a monopoly).
    The rest of the world uses NSW as a role model.
    The only comparable is Japan.

  181. Farmer Gez

    278 cases in Vic today.

    Chairman Dan to hold a military parade.

    By bet (see what I did there Eyrie) is people are not stepping forward to be tested and continue this insanity.

  182. BrettW

    From The Oz
    If you want to know what is going wrong in Victoria, all you need do is look at a job being advertised on Seek by the state’s Department of Justice and Community Safety. The department wishes to hire a “director, inclusion and intersectionality”, for which it is offering a generous salary of $192,800-$249,700 plus superannuation.

    According to the ad, the incumbent “will be responsible for providing authoritative, strategic and innovative advice in relation to inclusion and intersectionality to justice ministers, DJCS executives and other senior stakeholders”.

    Furthermore, they “will be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of inclusion, intersectionality and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues”.

    This ad epitomises everything that is wrong with the Victorian government. In a single job description, it explains the reason the government is incapable of running a quarantine program or looking after the elderly. Instead of doing what it should be doing, which is governing, it is putting all its resources into a vast social experiment based on an ideology of social justice, intersectionality, and identity politics.

    We are now watching as Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, fails the Australian public. This is because they have put identity politics, and the concept of diversity and inclusion, before the health of the people, with deadly consequences.

    This has come to light in the past few days with revelations that the DHHS farmed out its responsibilities to the DJPR by putting it in charge of the hotel quarantine program. As revealed in The Age newspaper, the DJPR and its international trade agency, Global Victoria, were responsible for engaging private security firms for hotel quarantine. The reason for selecting Unified Security, an indigenous-owned security company that was not on the government’s preferred panel of security suppliers, was supposedly driven by an attempt to provide jobs under “social inclusion” policies.

    The bureaucratic elite in Victoria clearly did not see a problem in selecting a company for hotel quarantine based on where it ranked on the intersectionality pyramid. This should have been a strict police or military operation.

    According to the DJPR’s secretary, who states in the department’s Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Strategy 2020-23, “diversity in the workplace is not just a nice thing to have” . . . It is” the foundation of good business principles and will ensure the department is best placed to deliver on its purpose”.

    Under no circumstance would we want the pilot of our A380 or the surgeon performing open-heart surgery on a family member to be selected on the basis of diversity and inclusion rather than merit. Those in charge of the hotel quarantine approached the job at hand as if it were a lavish junket. They even made a self-congratulatory video in which they referred to the task as “one massive inbound super trade mission which keeps rolling … which has been a really exciting project” rather than a serious quarantine operation in which there was so much at stake.

    It is not difficult to see where priorities lie for these Victorian departments.

    Two years ago, the DHHS enforced “They Day” for all staff, which mandated that every first Wednesday of the month, its 10,000 employees were to use gender neutral pronouns such as “they” and “them” rather than he and she. Former Victorian deputy chief health officer Annaliese Van Diemen revealed her ideological leanings when she compared COVID-19 to James Cook with her ill-informed and notorious tweet.

    The DJPR even has its own deputy secretary for inclusion, which is extraordinary given that the main purpose of the department appears to be the promotion of business and trade. It clearly adheres to the utopian intellectual elite theory that the workforce of the private sector economy can and should be controlled by government.

    Victoria, indeed Australia, would not be in today’s predicament had these departments spent time and resources on real issues, not activism. We know from reports that the contact tracing and pandemic team in the DHHS was severely under-resourced.

    The government of Daniel Andrews appears to be operating in a different kind of reality in which it is blatantly more concerned with social engineering than it is healthcare. This is because most of the government departments are staffed and run by individuals who have spent years in the humanities departments of our universities, which, of course, are mired in identity politics, social justice, postmodernism and pseudo-Marxism.

    According the DHHS cultural and diversity plan, it not only has 18 diversity “deliverables” but it also claims that its commitment to diversity is “central to our goal of achieving better outcomes to all Victorians”.

    Tell this to the people of Victoria who are now living under the most draconian measures imposed on an Australian population since days of the penal colony, thanks to the hotel quarantine fiasco. Tell this to the thousands of Victorians who have lost their jobs — perhaps even family members.

    The real crisis we are facing is not being caused by COVID-19 but by the elite’s stubborn attachment to identity politics, which is obscuring the real problems and jeopardising the lives and livelihoods of mainstream Australians.

    Bella d’Abrera is the director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs.

  183. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve just read in Wikipedia

    Soon Kamala Harris will be a mix of Joan of Arc and Jacinda Ardern.

    Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia Page Scrubbed, Prosecutorial Record Wiped Out (12 Aug)

    I wonder if there’ll be anything actually truthful left on the page?

  184. feelthebern

    There’s no other blog where you could seamlessly move from COVID to mincing to horse racing.
    This is why the Cat stands above all other blogs.

  185. notafan

    Now over 1900 cases in nursing homes.

    Will the Markson article be enough to see better care being offered to the elderly and infirm or will they continue to be pathwayed and die.

    The message for the rest of us is clear.

    Don’t get tested

    And

    Don’t get arrested.

  186. Farmer Gez

    Eyrie
    #3546111, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:21 am
    I guess horseracing is the “industry” a country has when it doesn’t have any real industries. This is a not serious, joke of a country.

    What’s your cat’s name Eyrie?

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Now he is being asked to read articles and comment on whether the ‘Walk/Don’t Walk’ traffic lights should be changed to improve gender equity.

    That is so 2019.
    Outline of response.
    What is the purpose of Walk/Don’t Walk signs?
    To safely indicate to pedestrians when to cross the road.
    Do they need to serve any other purpose?
    If there is inequity of any kind, how will changing traffic signals generate a practical benefit?
    And, what are the consequences of creating multiple new representations of standing and walking people?
    Colourblind people, being unable to distinguish red from green, rely on the shape of the symbols to ascertain what the signal is telling them. To be safe for them, the symbols need to be simple, distinguisable and universal.
    Are we in danger of improving the self-esteem of one group in society (gender obsessed teachers) at the expense of the actual safety of another minority with a disability (the colour blind).

  188. notafan

    Horse racing has been part of the culture since get go.

    My great grandfather participated as an amateur rider back in the 1890s and several decades before that my great great grandfather from a different line had a horse at stud.

    Haven’t been for years but I used to love a day at the races.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3546122, posted on August 13, 2020 at 9:25 am

    There’s no other blog where you could seamlessly move from COVID to mincing to horse racing

    I am not sure “seamlessly” is the word.
    I definitely heard some crunching of gears this morning.

  190. notafan

    It’s a stick figure.

    No one normal cares.

  191. notafan

    Tourism is also a frivolous industry. We should get rid of that too.

    If it doesn’t involve trucks, it’s not good enough.

  192. OldOzzie

    How to Reduce Recoil with Shotguns

    – Low-Recoil Loads
    – Weight Gain
    – Mechanical Recoil Reduction
    – Fit

  193. Dr Faustus

    In Lost in Translation news:

    Government coronavirus messages left ‘nonsensical’ after being translated into other languages

    The ABC has examined official translations of COVID-19 messages produced by the Federal and Victorian governments. Some had translation errors, while one failed to differentiate between two entirely different languages.

    For some reason, the Covid distancing and personal hygiene message came out as: ‘The CMO advises you to shag as many virus carriers as possible, and then go home and give your entire family a big Happy Eid hug and kiss.’

  194. 132andBush

    Farmer Gez
    #3546000, posted on August 13, 2020 at 7:51 am

    The SA and Victorian governments are causing havoc on the border.

    You can add NSW to the list.

  195. Mater

    That is so 2019.
    Outline of response.
    What is the purpose of Walk/Don’t Walk signs?

    I wouldn’t even mind if this was being discussed at the Year 8 or 9 Level. The kids at that level would at least have the awareness, experience and vocabulary to make a reasoned argument.

    Next time the little fella has a chance to do some ‘free writing’ for assessment, I’m going to assist him to put together an essay about the relative merits of the 5.56mm round versus 7.62mm. As a topic choice, I believe he is equally equipped to tackle this controversial topic and ongoing debate as he is to talk about gender imbalance.

  196. lotocoti

    World-class bladesmiths re-create historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition.

    Would I be correct in assuming those world class bladesmiths wait for a moonless night, before water quenching those katanas, or do they just dump a piece of reworked leaf spring into a barrel of used sump oil?

  197. mh

    Report: Kamala Harris Already Vetting VP Picks

    Jussie Smollett is 15-1 with Sportsbet.

  198. Eyrie

    What is the purpose of Walk/Don’t Walk signs?

    Darwinian culling of the illiterate.

    Catallaxy quiz:

    Q1 What was the novel where one character changed the WALK signs to red and the DON’T WALK to green?

    Q2 What was the character’s name?

  199. Leigh Lowe

    Mater at 9:46.
    The dilemma is that, if the lad pushes the boundaries, he will cop it at school. In a soothing, condescending, head-tilty passive-aggressive monotone of course, but cop it he will.
    How do you counter this shit without turning his school life into misery?
    (I realise that has elements of namby pamby, tree-hugging, jelly-backed, wet lettuce, soy latte, poofta COW weakness in it, but there you go).

  200. Farmer Gez

    I bet Eyrie’s never ridden a racehorse in fine trim.

    I’ve ridden motorbikes that aren’t nearly as much fun.

  201. Old School Conservative

    Of more pressing importance than Kamala’s VP picks is the correct pronunciation of her name.
    Is Tucker Carlson right (or joking) when he takes “Pamela” and just substitutes the P with a K?
    Or is the emphasis on last syllable, said with a distinctive “Ahh” and the first A is soft?

    So many big issues.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mater at 9:46.
    The dilemma is that, if the lad pushes the boundaries, he will cop it at school. In a soothing, condescending, head-tilty passive-aggressive monotone of course, but cop it he will

    One of the next generation was in a class that was asked if they thought there was a downside to Aboriginal lifestyle before white “invasion.” When he suggested that they spent a lot of time fighting each other, and “didn’t some practice cannibalism” he was shouted at, and sent to the headmasters office “for counseling, regarding his negative views.” He left school as soon as he could, to “get a trade.”

  203. 1735099

    I’m going to assist him to put together an essay about the relative merits of the 5.56mm round versus 7.62mm.

    Leave the poor kid alone.
    He’s got enough to contend with without your “help” buggering up his literacy and numeracy skills.

  204. JMH

    (I realise that has elements of namby pamby, tree-hugging, jelly-backed, wet lettuce, soy latte, poofta COW weakness in it, but there you go).

    Beat ’em at their own game with your son writing the most namby pamby, tree-hugging, jelly-backed, soy latte, poofta COW essay you both can come up with. Of course, you will educate your son that, in these times, you have to treat bullshit with equal doses of bullshit.

  205. OldOzzie

    Peak Idiocy: Wisconsin Government Agency Mandates Facemask Use For Virtual Zoom Meetings

    The latest example comes to us from the Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, who told its employees that effective August 1, they would have to wear a mask – even for teleconferences.

    Preston Cole of the DNR said in an e-mail to employees: “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff. Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”

  206. William the Conjuror

    Today is International Left Handers Day.

  207. Old School Conservative

    Greg “two bob each way” Sheridan on Kamala:

    Incidentally, Harris’s malleable plasticity as to political conviction recalls Clinton and is not necessarily a bad quality. She is woke and liberal at the moment but in office could, like Clinton mid-term, pivot back to the centre.

    In summary, Greg gives her the thumbs up:
    William McKinley choosing Teddy Roosevelt as veep in 1900, and Franklin Roosevelt bowing to the demands of the Democratic big-city machine to choose Harry Truman in 1944, were, it turned out, magnificent gifts to humanity.

    It’s hard to see Harris in that light. But you never know.

  208. Struth

    Frank Thring plays Batman, and his trusty side kick Robin, is played by notaclue, who’s lines always come Immediately after Franks, in the internationally acclaimed ballet, It all went up in one Poof.

    Frank flounces onto centre stage in his bat tights and mask, Spreads open his cape and declares to the world,
    OOOHHH, Struth has done a whoopsie in my beret!

    Psst, Frank, you’re playing batman this week.

    Oh yes, sorry what was the line again?

    Is that a cock Robin………………..
    I said “IS THAT A COCK ROBIN”

    Where the bloody hell is Robin?
    Ah there she is, behind his cape.

    Get out of there Robin, we have work to do. The evil cow poke from Cane toad county, Known as “That Joker Struth” is rumoured to be about, and in these days of socialist tyranny, he has been known to speak the truth.
    Robin still under the cape says, “I don’t see a cock anywhere, but it’s a lovely day.

    A voice is heard , one with a strong Cane toad County drawl and says, “that’s ‘coz yer in Victoria ya silly moo”.

    The scene is set………………………………

  209. notafan

    Numbers

    Aren’t literacy standards in Australia getting worse?

    Are you also suggesting that parents should have no input whatsoever into their children’s education?

  210. Eyrie

    I bet Eyrie’s never ridden a racehorse in fine trim.

    No, can’t see why anyone would want to. Aeroplanes are my thing. Humans finally invented human flight nearly 250 years ago, aerodynes just over 100 years ago. Get with the times.

    Horses – meh. Funny thing is I was born in a town known for breeding horses and Mrs Eyrie grew up in an area known for producing racehorses and she had a pony when a young girl. Neither of us ever have been tempted to bet on or even go to a horserace. She had a part time job with a caterer who put on ets for the local horseracing crowd. Not impressed would be an understatement.

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