Tuesday Forum: September 29, 2020

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  1. Mother Lode

    Looks like they’re back from space.

    So it has reverted to the spy format? The last scene is season 10 is his coming out of his coma.

  2. JC

    Bush,

    Not much. I think we could head down temporarily and then make our way back to where it started before the election result. We’ll head down when the RBA loosens again. We’re still too tight. Really. 🙂

  3. mh

    ‘“I really don’t want to go but Dan is just so full of shit.

    ‘“Why are we listening to all those flogs that don’t know, seriously, ‘I don’t know’, ‘I can’t recall’, ‘it’s wasn’t me’, ‘I don’t remember’.

    ‘“Bugger off, I’m over, I’m done, I’m out.”’

    Just don’t vote Labor when you get to Qld.

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Quarantine in a dry facility? Lord save me. Never. Cruel and unusual punishment.

    Darwin’s off the list.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3603807, posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Trump was at $5 on the morning of the election here in Australia, ie at 9 am. I called it for him at 1.02 pm Melbourne time.

    Stupid odds in a two horse race, with the “winner take all in each state” electoral college system.

  6. JC

    Trump was at $5 on the morning of the election here in Australia, ie at 9 am. I called it for him at 1.02 pm Melbourne time.

    With crooked at 1.12 , he should have been at 9 bucks. It’s just a very vague recollection but I think Trump was that high (9 bucks) at some stage just before the election. Could be wrong though.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Darwin’s off the list.’

    In the build up too, Lizzie. Steeenking 34-36 degrees, all day every day, steeenking because of 80%+ humidity, then dropping to a frigid 25 at night.

    Looking at the seven day forecast every afternoon, hoping there’ll be rain forecast at some point in the next and during the same process re-realising the BOM are lying bastards.

  8. 132andBush

    Bush,

    Not much. I think we could head down temporarily and then make our way back to where it started before the election result. We’ll head down when the RBA loosens again. We’re still too tight. Really. 🙂

    Thanks.

  9. cohenite

    No. Non. Nyet. Nein.

    So Cohenite..you prefer those two dills…Stratton and Pomerantz?

    Pulease. That’s not what I said. Bill was fun but he could be very stern and had a tight sense of humour: he didn’t like the Marx Brothers for instance. But give Bill a plush 1950s Jane Wyman weeper and he was in his element.

    Pomeranian, spit, is beyond the pale and knows fuck all about movies. Stratton is marginally less objectionable because he likes Eastwood, probably for some obscure leftie reason.

    I really don’t listen to movie reviewers but I like reading about movies. My favourite books about movies are:

    Halliwell’s Hundred. Halliwell was very witty and had a very easy style of writing; and like Bill, an encyclopedic knowledge; like Bill he was prudish but I don’t mind that as he was a great fan of the Screwballs and L&H.

    The Great Movies by William Bayer in which he lists the 60 great movies divided into genre; this is more analytical and rooted in the pre-2000 and really the classics.

    The Great Movie Stars, 3 volumes, Golden, International and Modern by David Shipman; an amazing effort, copious, detailed and very amusing.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Patrick Dangerfield, mincer extraordinaire, jogging to and fro on the ground with immaculate hair while his team gets done. By Port Adelaide.

    There’s a reassuring symmetry in there somewhere.

  11. JC

    Brighton Karen isn’t short of a quid I think.

    Jodi Grollo, daughter of billionaire pokies baron Bruce Mathieson. He whirled in at No 75 in this august organ’s Australia’s Richest 250 last year, with a fortune estimated at $1.1bn. Grollo and husband Gianni Grollo also own hundreds of pokie licences.

  12. vlad

    David Stratton will praise any load of shit if it was made by left-wing Australians on government money, even when he knows it’s a complete piece of shit as cinema, because he’s a team player.

  13. Bar Beach Swimmer

    is not of the same stature as some of the other especially 5, 8 and 9. I think 4 is over-rated. No Bogart movies is just not right and Bill didn’t like Westerns. He was a nice guy but more a decor man when it came to movies

    +lots for North by Northwest
    The African Queen
    High Noon
    Dial M for Murder
    Hobson’s Choice
    Mildred Pearce
    Sunset Boulevard

  14. Nick

    Patrick Dangerfield, mincer extraordinaire, jogging to and fro on the ground with immaculate hair while his team gets done. By Port Adelaide.

    Don’t forget Hawkins in that too

  15. Zyconoclast

    ACLU Wins Battle to Force Federal Government to Arrange Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

    Abortion activists have prevailed in their bid to force the federal government to arrange abortions for illegal immigrants, thanks to liberal courts that sided against the trump administration’s pro-life policies.

    Today, after courts ruled the Trump administration must help pregnant illegal immigrants get abortions and overturned a pro-life policy preventing the facilitation of abortions, the administration reluctantly changed its policy to allow such abortions.

  16. vlad

    Bill Collins was obviously a strict “Golden Age of Hollywood” man – whatever that is.

    I’d say it lasted from 1929 to 1966 – roughly.

  17. rickw

    Victoria Police, mounted idiot division:

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    “vlad
    #3603821, posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm
    David Stratton will praise any load of shit if it was made by left-wing Australians on government money, even when he knows it’s a complete piece of shit as cinema, because he’s a team player.”

    Yep.

  19. Franx

    Pell

    Perhaps legals can advise, but as I understand things, the law of the land is that Pell’s conviction does not exist because it was quashed.

    If Pell’s detractors must, then they need to say: ‘The former wrongly-convicted Cardinal Pell’.

    To omit ‘wrongly’ smacks of defamation.

  20. rickw

    The world’s most patient police:

  21. vlad

    In case you ask again in four years time, JC, I’m making a note here for future reference.

    Ladbrokes are giving the following odds online:

    Biden 1.62
    Trump 2.40.

    I wish I had the nerve to put every cent I have on DJT.

  22. vlad:

    Trump was at $5 on the morning of the election here in Australia, ie at 9 am. I called it for him at 1.02 pm Melbourne time.

    Yeah. Hohoho! Christmas came early…

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3603819, posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Patrick Dangerfield, mincer extraordinaire, jogging to and fro on the ground with immaculate hair while his team gets done. By Port Adelaide.

    And Geelong reject Motlop bags 3, while Geelong small forwards don’t know what brand footy they are using.

  24. Steve trickler

    rickw
    #3603801, posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Check this out.

    Goolag are happy with it earning coin.

    This bloke has a story to tell. Arky. Do not mention Chuck Yeager on your channel.



  25. Sean

    I wish I had the nerve to put every cent I have on DJT.

    You’re up against the Dems trying to rig the mail in ballots though so it’s hard to call.

  26. Sean

    The fine people hoax alone should disqulify Hiden.

    He’s bullshitting about being a unifier whilst backing Antifa and claiming Trump supports white nationalists and therefore his supporters are racist. Unifier my arse!

  27. Zyconoclast

    I’d say it lasted from 1929 to 1966 – roughly.

    Not as long as Bill Collins 1934-2019

  28. pete m

    An acquittal via appeal wholly invalidates the earlier conviction and makes it null. It has no legal effect and therefore no one can say he was convicted, because it is legally been wiped clean.

  29. Sean

    He’s a phony puppet put in place to win the black vote so that the Dems can play the ‘double puppet’ and put in Harris and the other unpalatables that would never win an election on their own agendas.

    Trumps right, look at the tapes for a man with a history of racist comments, and behind policies that put many black men in jail for minor crimes.

    It’s pretty simple why Trump turns to the economy when talking about race. Giving people jobs is better than any government plan to solve poverty and the architects of the system that gutted the rust belt want to come back in and claim they are for manufacturing…

    No fracking, no gas, no oil, no tough stance on China and more cash for influence from mulitnationals.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3603824, posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Patrick Dangerfield, mincer extraordinaire, jogging to and fro on the ground with immaculate hair while his team gets done. By Port Adelaide.

    Don’t forget Hawkins in that too

    Two qualifying finals in two years for 0 goals 9 behinds.
    Anyone else would be copping a choker tag.
    Not to mention how many “body strength” marks he takes which look suspiciously like pushes in the back.
    Was he the one who managed to include the kids seimming coach as “essential support staff” in the move to Queensland.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    pete m

    #3603842, posted on October 1, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    An acquittal via appeal wholly invalidates the earlier conviction and makes it null. It has no legal effect and therefore no one can say he was convicted, because it is legally been wiped clean.

    Could it technically be regarded as Contempt of the High Court to say otherwise?

  32. Sean

    Think of Trump as the great entrepreneur, he’s hopeless at the simple things you expect from a standard swamp politician but…

    He’s capable of the IMPOSSIBLE! They said:

    -You can never bring jobs back
    -You can’t talk with dictators….he re-set the North Korea debate and used Putin/Assad to destroy the Caliphate
    -Can’t negotiate peace in the middle east without Palestine
    -Can’t put tarrifs on China without causing a depression
    -Can’t pull troops out of Syria, Turkey will massacre the Kurds
    -Can’t withdraw from the Iran deal

    He’s done it all. Once could be a fluke but there’s a pattern that has emerged

  33. rickw

    Some gun shops are now selling* these for $700 down from $1,000, looks like a lot of fun!

    *Not in Victoria because the bat eared mong still has them shut.

  34. Sean

    I think Trumpism has given a new path for the GOP, away from McCain Neo-Con war mongering and the Jesus-Jesus crowd to one based on simple conservative values, but with a wider tent.

    -Work hard
    -Honour the family
    -Honour the country

    and he will promise that the radical left won’t try and take to give the others, tarnish the country and sell out the working class.

    and it doesn’t matter what your race/religion/gender etc. is, you’ve got a place in the Trump doctrine. As the US changes demograhpically it’s the future for the GOP and a set of values which is going to see him hit record numbers with Hispanics/Blacks and Asian Americans.

  35. JC

    Nurse Betty
    I recall you big-noting how you made $25,000 from a bet made just before the election. I don’t believe you for a number of reasons. One reason is that you bigmouthed AFTER the election and not at the point in time you theoretically put the bet on (before the election). If I recall correctly, it was a few days after.

    Compare with Gunner, you actually DID post close to immediate time stamps of his series of bets.

    In any event, you must have supporting documentation of the win. Post a scan on Instagram
    You turtlehead.

  36. rickw

    Lot of amusement potential in this combo:

  37. Sportsbet have just put up a market about the second Debate.
    Trump to attend/participate.
    Yes – 1.50, No 2.50.
    Bets void if no debate happens.
    Free $$??

  38. vlad

    I think even DJT isn’t confident he’s going to win. He said in the debates re the judicial appointment that he could do it after the election because he will still have plenty of time.

    That’s what he said, implying he will have time because he won’t cease to be president until January even if he loses.

  39. Leigh Lowe

    Souf Sydney Rabbitohs.
    Trooble at mill.

  40. vlad

    Sportsbet have just put up a market about the second Debate.
    Trump to attend/participate.
    Yes – 1.50, No 2.50.
    Bets void if no debate happens.
    Free $$??

    That doesn’t even make sense. How can there be a “no” if the debate takes place?

  41. JC

    Vlad

    I head that too. I believe the orange oaf was suggesting that he is perfectly in his rights to nominate even to the last hour of his prez. He shouldn’t have said it like that, but that’s what he meant I believe.

  42. Zyconoclast

    Convicted felon charged in ambush-style shooting that wounded 2 Los Angeles deputies

    A man has been charged in connection with the ambush-style shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies earlier this month in Southern California, CBS Los Angeles reports. Sheriff Alex Villanueva and LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the arrest of Deonte Lee Murray at a news conference Wednesday morning.

  43. JC

    There are two people I distinctly recall posting here saying they thought Trump was going to win. That was USSR and Gunner. I’m sure there were others, but I’m also damned sure Turtlehead was never one of them. Me, I thought Crooked was going to win. 🙂

  44. How can there be a “no” if the debate takes place?
    If Trump refuses to do it? I can’t see that happening, no matter what crazy conditions they try to out on.
    The god Emperor will always show.
    50% profit in two weeks!

  45. , I thought Crooked was going to win. 🙂

    Lol, it seemed impossible didn’t it?
    I just knew, as soon as he came down the escalator and gave that speech that he’d win.
    I remember thinking ” there’s no one that can beat Trump, no way!”

  46. dover_beach

    The world’s most patient police:

    These people are insane.

  47. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3603868, posted on October 1, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    There are two people I distinctly recall posting here saying they thought Trump was going to win. That was USSR and Gunner. 

    Wasn’t Tiger King totally in the bag for Ted Cruz?
    Very late to make a jump onto the running board of the Trump train as I recall.

  48. DrBeauGan

    There are two people I distinctly recall posting here saying they thought Trump was going to win. That was USSR and Gunner. I’m sure there were others, but I’m also damned sure Turtlehead was never one of them.

    I also predicted a Trump win. From before his nomination.

  49. Leigh Lowe

     Me, I thought Crooked was going to win. 

    Ditto.
    I thought the “Crooked Hillary” tag got some traction and he wouldn’t get smashed, but I didn’t think he would win.

  50. JC

    Gunner

    I recall your time stamping your bets. I kept thinking, you mad bastard.

    Very fun time. Everyone was congratulating you and USSR. Freaking USSR appeared to be angry because s/he got it right and people were passing her complements. I think USSR was a sheila, but not 100%.

  51. vlad

    I said – let’s roll the tape …

    vlad
    #2197548, posted on November 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Trump will triumph.

    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2016/11/08/us-election-predictions/

  52. Infidel Tiger

    $2:40 is crazy value on Sir Donald.

    I’d upend the piggy bank, except I believe the Dems will cheat bigly enough this time to prevail.

  53. Zyco beat me to it with story at Daily Mail about latest pontificating about BKM etc by Megan and Harry. 54 comments so far but will be in thousands by tomorrow.

    She is going to be the Queen of Woke. I hope they never return to UK. California is perfect for them.

  54. vlad

    Before he got the nomination I made three predictions – I don’t know if I posted them anyway. I may have.

    I said he would win the nomination, win the election, and then confound his critics by being a good president.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Wasn’t Tiger King totally in the bag for Ted Cruz?
    Very late to make a jump onto the running board of the Trump train as I recall.

    I thought the Dems would steal it. I still do!

  56. JC

    Wasn’t Tiger King totally in the bag for Ted Cruz?
    Very late to make a jump onto the running board of the Trump train as I recall.

    DrBeauGan
    #3603875, posted on October 1, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    There are two people I distinctly recall posting here saying they thought Trump was going to win. That was USSR and Gunner. I’m sure there were others, but I’m also damned sure Turtlehead was never one of them.

    I also predicted a Trump win. From before his nomination.

    Can I just humbly say one thing. The people who first made a point of discussing Trump when he first appeared on the podium was ME, Artie and CL. We thought he was really good because he got stuck into the MSM nimrods. It was one evening, just before stoush hour.

    The oaf then lost me for a while when he began to go all Bernie with those stupid initial policies. He then backed well away from that swill and took on a GOP/Nationalist flavour.

  57. JC

    Look at this mad bastard.

    Tailgunner
    #2196896, posted on November 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I think your prediction isn’t far off,IT.
    When Trump wins tomorrow the craziness may just be beginning.
    If I was living in America I’d be doing a bit of Prepping.

    Without a doubt in the world.

  58. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3603882, posted on October 1, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Wasn’t Tiger King totally in the bag for Ted Cruz?
    Very late to make a jump onto the running board of the Trump train as I recall.

    I thought the Dems would steal it. I still do!

    You weren’t that far off actually. They almost did with Wussiagate. They sure fucking tried.

  59. vlad

    Anyone who prepped had the last laugh after all. But not because of Trump.

  60. max

    Can you imagine a leftwing turd, Trump and a mutable mic. What a shit show. Trump will just yell.

    He should reprise his Hillary tactic and prowl around behind Joe but within range of the microphone.

  61. JC

    He should reprise his Hillary tactic and prowl around behind Joe but within range of the microphone.

    Jabbing her with one-liners and insults. That was great. The best moment was when he told she should be in jail.
    He’s such a motor mouth. At the time, I think it was Artie, who said, Trump was like one of the regular Catters getting a shot at the big job.

  62. Wasn’t Tiger King totally in the bag for Ted Cruz?

    Haha, that was Ant!

  63. JC

    I’m having a text conversation with an American pal right now. This is what he just wrote.

    It’s funny we drove Florida to Charlotte then to upstate NY all you see the entire way is Trump signs . we saw 1 Biden billboard in Delaware

    One sign said ONLY GOD AND PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN SAVE AMERICA

  64. Zyconoclast

    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Marc Racicot said this week that he would that he will not vote for President Trump in November.

    “I regret that I will cause consternation perhaps in some corners, but even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him,” Racicot, who is also a former Republican governor of Montana, said during a Tuesday interview on Yellowstone Public Radio. “That means I will be voting for Joe Biden for president.”

  65. dover_beach

    Kaitlin’s a total babe.

  66. dopey

    Bill Collins: ‘ Kingston Town can’t win.’

  67. Rex Mango

    Here is good clip about the aircraft that Numbers used to hear bombing the Parrot’s Beak Cambodia (guess also it was keeping him safe at night). Turns out with new motors this bomb truck is still best practice & it may be in service 100 years, which is twice the time Numbers has been whinging about conscription. Sad, so sad:

  68. Rex Mango

    dopey, here is the race. Gurners Lane (Melb Cup winner that year – I had Kingston Town in Sweep) quite prominent:

  69. Rex Mango

    Good vid explaining why the P47 was best aircraft in WW2, just as F105 was the backbone of bombing effort in NV. Today the A10 is a descendant:

  70. Rex Mango

    Ok, watching this so you don’t have to, but this bloke is debunking water injection. P47, F105 & B52 all relied upon it. The Holy Grail of the internal combustion engine is water injection:

  71. Rex Mango

    Going to bed, but pretty obvious the radiator & power stroke can be combined with bit of water.

  72. JC

    More evidence carmakers are finally running out of names for models. We have:
    Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

  73. feelthebern

    Donald Trump calling into the Opie & Anthony show in 2005.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgFKC6FA8PM

    This was when Bill Burr was the “third mike” on the show.
    That’s another one from the Anthony Cumia tree.
    No Cumia, no Bill Burr.
    Burr had his famous Philly rant on one of the O & A Virus tours.

  74. Rockdoctor

    Rex Mango
    #3603918, posted on October 2, 2020 at 2:26 am
    Ok, watching this so you don’t have to, but this bloke is debunking water injection. P47, F105 & B52 all relied upon it. The Holy Grail of the internal combustion engine is water injection:

    Morn Rex, do believe the B707’s used to use water injection for take off as well. The smoke plumes of water & unburnt fuel would give modern types heart palpitations.

  75. Rockdoctor

    “early B707’s”

  76. calli

    Leak! Oz Idiocracy in a picture.

    Bok for the Yanks. Ramirez gets too pursed lipped and idealistic way too often – the world he seems to want is far behind, if it really ever existed at all.

    Still reflecting on that debate. It all unravelled very early when Biden started lying about Covid and the response. I think Trump took it personally and then it was on – being blamed for all those deaths was low.

  77. calli

    Whoops! I see there’s a new fred for the debate.

  78. Herodotus

    Hi Calli, I share your admiration for Basilgette, but he wasn’t the first. Just watched a show about the earlier prototype sewer project in Liverpool, which was conceived by a remarkable Scottish engineer named Newlands.
    Of course the London project was yuge!

  79. feelthebern

    If the story in the Oz about the Bunnies is fair dinkum, this is huge.
    If not, there will be the biggest defamation pay-out in the history of Australia.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    The most obvious thing about Leak’s presentation this morning is that nowhere on Morrison’s diagram, neatly presented on an easel,
    listing the things to make this country a manufacturing powerhouse,
    are any submarines.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ bern.

    Paywalled (natch), but got the first par.

    I’m not even going to repeat that here. Astounding. They’d want to have this wrapped up tight, or it’s going to be kaboom.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    One of the first things I was confronted with this morning was a shot of that stupid ranga and Meghan Sparkle Bolt-Ons on a couch, ready for a fireside chat with the plebs to tell them all to stop being racist.

    The empty-soulled halfwit’s soliloquy can be paraphrased as ‘Stop being awful to blecks you commoners. Look at me. I’m rooting a semi-bleck ladeee [twice a year], so it’s not my fault.’

    AND – there was a brief guest appearance by their puppy. A black and white puppy.

    Fuck off, the pair of you.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    Then there was a separate clip of Bolt-Ons by herself (naturally), looking suitably doe-eyed and with her bleck hair draped forward across one shoulder like the chicks in the magazines do.

    ‘George Floyd’s life mattered,’ she said.
    ‘Breonna Taylor’s life mattered,’ she said.

    I think I missed the bit where she said Cannon Hinnant’s life mattered.

  84. calli

    Just got in behind the paywall by Googling “Rabbitohs”. It’s a biggie.

  85. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh.

    I was starting to think about an Armadillo run there for a minute.

    Carry on.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner.

    Four years ago at the same time – what was DJT paying?

  87. feelthebern

    The Burgess article is the biggest get square from his ex & her father.
    The alleged drug test in the basement was from her alleged eye witness account.
    Fark I hate journos.
    They lead with the off the books drug test.
    Then in the last paragraph of the story, they admit it was from a story the ex told.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3603962, posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Just got in behind the paywall by Googling “Rabbitohs”. It’s a biggie.

    Saw it last night before nodding off.
    Trooble at mill indeed.

  89. calli

    Not quite, bern.

    A four-month investigation by The Australian has uncovered pharmaceutical records, sworn statements to NSW Police, statutory declarations, witness ­accounts, call logs, emails, text messages, bank records, Whats­App exchanges and Uber receipts detailing Burgess’s alleged episodes of drug use, domestic violence and abusive behaviour.

    There’s more than he said she said.

  90. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3603962, posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:48 am
    Just got in behind the paywall by Googling “Rabbitohs”. It’s a biggie.”

    Yep….and unsurprising.

  91. what was DJT paying?
    I’m not sure a month out, but I do recall the morning of, as counting started, that he was 5/1.
    In a 2 horse race.
    Against Crooked Hillary.

  92. Leigh Lowe

    It not the allegations against Burgess as much as the cover up.
    And the amount of seemingly close contact between him, his missus and Rusty.
    The coach would just love Rusty sticking his beak into player discipline stuff.

  93. feelthebern

    I was dining at Mr Wong’s the weekend after the Bunnies won the Grand Final.
    The Burgess Clan was seated at the next table.
    Sam still had some kind of surgical tape under eye – he busted his eye socket the in the grand final.
    The boys & their mum were all noticeably quiet, while Sam’s wife to be & one of her girlfriends were squawking non stop making a scene.
    I couldn’t wait to get out there.
    Very uncomfortable evening.

  94. feelthebern

    & when we see bank statements saying payment to Mr Drug Dealer, there’s an issue.
    A dirt bag footballer screwed around.
    Stop the presses !

  95. calli

    The boys & their mum

    Hmmmm. Imagine being a newbie launched into that framework. I have a little theory about that, just based on the many toxic relationships I’ve witnessed over the years.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    I think if a doctor falsified a name on a prescription that is going to be a yuuuge problem.
    I think there was an AFL doctor struck off for the same reason (although not involving a player), but because it was one of the “right” clubs, they kept the lid on it.

  97. feelthebern

    I think if a doctor falsified a name on a prescription that is going to be a yuuuge problem.

    Father in law is not the most reliable of chaps.

  98. feelthebern

    Hmmmm. Imagine being a newbie launched into that framework. I have a little theory about that, just based on the many toxic relationships I’ve witnessed over the years.

    100% it was toxic.
    His ex was quite the socialite.
    From a very wealthy family.
    Sam Burgess was not the first in a long line of high profile chaps who realised the Hooke family was problematic.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    Yes here is the story of the AFL doctor.
    Prescribed opioids to a lady friend who later OD’d.

  100. calli

    Then why did he marry her? She must have had some redeeming features. 🙂

  101. feelthebern

    Bottom line, if there is any truth to the drug testing rort or the prescription was for Sam (not the father who it’s made out to), there’s a problem.
    The rest is just he said-she said.
    He’s a dirt bag footballer.
    She’s a rich girl socialite.
    What could possibly go wrong?

  102. feelthebern

    Then why did he marry her?

    I think Hooke family money had to have been a factor.

  103. mh

    Listening to Breen on 4BC this morning, the Labor Premiers seem to have lost the plot.

    Palace-Chook yesterday declared northern NSW residents as Queenslanders, despite last month stopping the pregnant Ballina lady having emergency treatment at the Gold Coast because Qld hospitals are for Queenslanders.

    And Mummy McGowan in WA says he won’t let Western Australians leave the state because he wants them to spend their money at home.

    Roll on Oct31 when at least here in Qld we can send Labor a message – get fvcked.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Vis-a-vis South Sydney.

    I really hope this isn’t another one of those family-full-of-fuckwits-who-are-tops-at-sport-imported-and-treated-like-undeserved-royalty-by-clubs-despite-their-shitloads-of-indiscretions-because-look-at-the-bigger-picture-Kevin-for-Christ’s-sake combined with pack-of-aspirational-influencer-WAGs-falling-over-each-other-to-snare-a-pay-packet-which-will-boost-my-Insta-profile-then-I-will-be-a-mummy-blogger-and-spurt-out-a-couple-of-kids-then-when-trophy-husband-finishes-paying-for-their-schooling-I-will-reassess-my-options, combined with although-my-business-career-was-failing-five-years-ago-it’s-all-good-now-because-I-am-associated-with-a-big-NRL-name-and-so-I-will-allow-this-man-to-beat-up-my-daughter-until-the-meeja-gets-a-sniff-of-it-and-then-I-will-play-the-secondary-victim things.

  105. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3603983, posted on October 2, 2020 at 7:13 am
    Then why did he marry her? She must have had some redeeming features. 🙂”

    There’s that old saying…like attracts like.

  106. mh

    Paywalled Courier

    LABOR ELECTORATES SCORED DOUBLE THE FUNDING
    ALP electorates scored twice as much grant funding as non-government seats under the “sports rorts” scandal which had rocked the Palaszczuk Government on the eve of the state election. See where the money went.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    The rest is just he said-she said.

    I was a bit bemused about the “footballer lies about marital status to shag sheila” story.
    A totally cad-ish thing to do.
    But not illegal.
    And not an “NRL Integrity Unit” matter.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    Frankly, I don’t care how much money the Hooke family has, or whether they’re the most unpleasant bunch of bitches and skanks on the planet. And that includes the men.

    If there’s even a single skerrick of truth that one of those clowns laid his hands on a heavily pregnant woman, it’s all over.

    There was a time when such a person would be beaten in the street on sight, regardless of size.

  109. rickw

    Salty Cracker, 6:46, Senile Joe gets sued by Kyle Rittenhouse:

  110. mh

    Comfortably Smug
    @ComfortablySmug
    LMAO
    @tedcruz destroying Chris Cuomo is incredible

    https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/1311682082041737218?s=20

  111. feelthebern

    A former Biden intern will be the “moderator” for the next Biden Trump debate.
    What that actual fuck.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    The best thing about the Rabbitohs bunfight is that it sort of skewers that fat moralising prick Rusty.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘fat moralising prick’

    Perhaps Burgess should have confined himself to pegging phones at his missus.

  114. Cassie of Sydney

    “Leigh Lowe
    #3603997, posted on October 2, 2020 at 7:36 am
    The best thing about the Rabbitohs bunfight is that it sort of skewers that fat moralising prick Rusty.”

    My thoughts too.

  115. P

    A former Biden intern will be the “moderator” for the next Biden Trump debate.

    Who Is Steve Scully, the Moderator for the Second Presidential Debate?

  116. sfw

    Re the two Bill Collins
    Bill the race caller has a statue at Caulfield, I doubt that film Bill will ever get one.
    I reckon that if you were forced to spend an extended period with either of them they would drive you crazy.
    https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/sport/display/30745-bill-collins

  117. sfw

    Plus Bill the race caller once hosted a TV show ‘Sunnyside Up’ and won a Logie.

  118. feelthebern

    Jimmy Dore on Hunter Biden.

  119. Roger

    Palace-Chook yesterday declared northern NSW residents as Queenslanders…

    That survey you spent $500K on has certainly turned up some unexpected results, eh Anna?

  120. William the Conjuror

    Morning all. I see that Eye-lean the alleged spectrum novelist barfed up a bit of snark for her contribution to the Plibbers discussion last evening. Perfectly valid comparison of how an unsubstantiated war hero husband and wife double income start-up in DonDunstan’s 70s progressive state could easily afford life’s little luxuries and so should a lowly labourer’s single income migrant family from the salubrious mangrove swamps of the Shire.

  121. Last night when I went to bed the comments on the Megan and Harry BLM article had reached 900 in about an hour since I posted saying 54 comments.

    Now gone down to 600.

  122. Top Ender

    Meanwhile, in Alice Springs, the solution might be to “lock down the town”…

    ALICE Springs business owners have had to take extreme measures to protect their livelihoods from young thieves and assailants.

    The recent spate of crime and anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs has seen business owner Eli Melky undertake new approaches to ensure staff safety.

    Managing director at E.

    G. Melky Sons Real Estate, Mr Melky, said he has implemented policy changes in his workforce to ensure the safety of his staff, and was considering a new locking system.

    “It’s caused us to now consider locking our doors and having manual access to customers,” Mr Melky said.

    “From an employer’s point of view we’ve cancelled all meetings after 5pm. Anything after 5pm is no longer acceptable for the safety of my staff.

    “We no longer allow one individual to walk from our office to the CBD on their own.”

    Mr Melky said as property agents, the business receives about five reports from tenants daily that someone’s car has been broken into, as well as regular calls from tenants after their homes have been broken into, often while they are home.

    “On two occasions we’ve had to go and put a lock on the inside of a bedroom door,” Mr Melky said.

    He said a group of fights and cars revving and hooning down the CBD on Tuesday night was the “final straw”.

    “The level of activity was off the chart,” Mr Melky said.

    “It was like a celebration of, ‘We’ve conquered the town’.”

    But, Mr Melky said during the COVID-19 lockdown, the town was “really safe”.

    “The solution is … locking down the town for a period of at least four to six weeks, where people understand you’ll be stopped at the entrance of town unless you have legitimate reasons for being here, be it medical, visiting family, shopping or otherwise. We need to lock the town down because it worked during COVID.”

    NT News

  123. feelthebern

    Today, Twiggy will receive the biggest dividend in Australian history.
    Well done that man.

  124. Top Ender

    And in even more from The Alice:

    FEUD BLOWS UP

    POLICE were called to an alleged feud in Alice Springs between people armed with weapons, including machetes.

    About 5.15am on Thursday, police crews responded to a report of people fighting at the Hidden Valley Town Camp.

    Southern Command Commander Craig Laidler said information suggested the people were known to each other, and the fighting was as a result of a matter currently in court. He said two people were injured.

    “A 70-year-old man who received a gash to the head was taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for treatment,” he said.

    “A 41-year-old man, who was found with a laceration to the head and a sore leg, was taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for treatment.

    “This man is assisting police with their inquiries.

    “No additional police resources are being sought as mediation opportunities to address current issues faced by those involved continues, along with ongoing work with police and other key stakeholders and agencies.”

  125. Top Ender

    And yet more from The Alice. Are we getting the picture yet?

    Strife’s at night
    JASMINE BURKE

    Police say they don’t have enough numbers to protect community

    OVERWHELMED Red Centre police have spoken to Alice Springs leaders about the battle they face keeping the town’s youth out of trouble under the cover of darkness.

    There can be about 20 police officers on the night shift in Alice Springs but it’s still not enough to protect the community from youth breaking the law.

    In a meeting at Alice Springs Town Council chambers on Tuesday night, police said ill-behaved nocturnal children were wreaking havoc in the community.

    According to the officers, the increase in youth crime in town can be attributed to the recent football games, a prominent court case and other events such as Red CentreNATS.

    Commander Southern Command Craig Laidler said police were working towards measures which would see changes in behaviour where youths would follow what society would “consider to be a normal pattern”.

    “The long-term aim is we shift their structure so they have the right examples of getting up at a reasonable hour of the morning and looking to have a productive day, and are home or playing sport or undertaking education and being home in bed overnight,” Commander Laidler said.

    “At the moment it’s quite the opposite where they’re up all night and asleep for large portions of the day.

    “What we’re finding with the youth problem is that it’s a mixture of youths from out of town, as well as from in town.

    “One concern is recidivist offenders that we have to deal with over and over again.”

    He said police were adjusting to a different working environment with 12-hour rosters, which he described as “very challenging”. “We’ve got a reduction or cap across what leave they’re able to take.

    “We are looking at our plans moving forward as to how we tackle those changes coming out of biosecurity lockdown but also into what we know is such a busy time of the year as we head into the warmer weather.”

    Commander Laidler said police involvement in town camps was an option being explored, and police were introducing a new measure with the recruitment of 22 Aboriginal liaison officers across the Territory, including four in Alice Springs.

    Araluen MLA Robyn Lambley said Alice Springs was at “breaking point” and residents were “broadly in support of a curfew for children”.

    She said there were “more street brawls, more cars speeding recklessly … greater tension and more kids brazenly misbehaving at night”.

    “Given the current lawlessness in town, we should also be considering a temporary crisis lockdown to de-escalate and diffuse the tension and violence,” Ms Lambley said.

    NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner said in coming months government would look to “strengthening community work order programs, tougher bail and monitoring conditions, targeting ringleaders, and reinstating Family Responsibility Agreements”.

    “The police in Alice are doing a tough job incredibly well. We’ve put more resources into tackling crime after the CLP’s cuts, and we’ve got three new police squads graduating in the coming months, with 45 more officers heading to Alice.

    “I would love to see the council finally be part of the solution and do some work alongside us to tackle this problem … just like every other council in the Territory does.”

  126. lotocoti

    Next up: HMQ feeds live baby kittens to her corgis…

    Next up: Prince Phillip scours Craigslist for a California registered Fiat Uno.

  127. Roger

    Harry and Meghan demand end to ‘structural racism’ in Britain: Prince reveals his ‘awakening’ to racial issues and defends Diversity’s BGT dance – while Meghan describes BLM protests in the US as ‘a beautiful thing’

    Time for Prince Charles to turn the money tap off.

    This couple clearly has too much time on their hands.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So Scully is an insider Democrat journalist through and through from way back.

    No surprises there.

    Re Questions from the audience at Miami. Get prepared for Q & A, ABC here style.
    RINO’s in the audience and the rest of them well-toned Democrats to de-socialist Joe for the nite.

    e.g. Joe, it’s not true that you are having trouble with your memory, is it, or we wouldn’t be seeing you here tonight, would we? Joe, you sure did see off Bernie Sanders by taking only his good American policies for your new plan, didn’t you? Joe, you intend to govern for all Americans, don’t you? Joe, you don’t support socialism you just support a fair deal for hard-working Americans, that’s right isn’t it? Joe, you’ve always stood up for the little guy, the store owner and families in the suburbs, wouldn’t you say? Joe, proper healthcare like Obamacare offers is the right of all Americans, so where did Trump go wrong on that and end up killing a million Americans with Covid? Joe, you’re a unifying kind of guy and you’ve got a plan for that, haven’t ya? Joe, everyone knows green jerbs are the future, how will you be bringing them on stream for your fellow Americans? Joe, I hear they’re waiting for you in Paris right now to sign up so when will you do that and make Americans proud again in the eyes of the whole world?

    It will be sickening.

  129. Delta A

    Beautiful spring morning here.

    Off planting trees on our multi family 5 acres, before predicted rain on Sunday. The orchard and English elms, oaks and ashes went in last week. 125 natives today.

  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Time for Prince Charles to turn the money tap off.

    Fat chance. Our future King of Australia agrees with everything they say.

    God save Britain, for the King won’t.

    Bugger. And me a monarchist too. So far.

  131. stackja

    Tom
    #3603930, posted on October 2, 2020 at 4:05 am
    Michael Ramirez.

    Reminds me of a previous “debate”:

    South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks’s Attack on Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts
    May 22, 1856

    On this date, Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina, accompanied by Representative Laurence Keitt of South Carolina, severely beat Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the Senate Chamber. Brooks’s violent act was in response to a speech in which Sumner attacked the institution of slavery and pro-slavery Senators such as Andrew Butler of South Carolina (Brooks’s relative). Sumner’s injuries were so serious that he had to take leave of his Senate duties for three years in order to recuperate. In the aftermath of the violent confrontation, Brooks was fined for assault by a Baltimore district court. Moreover, Senators called for an investigation of the incident and angry House Members demanded the expulsion of Brooks and Keitt. The House failed to garner the necessary two-thirds vote to expel Brooks, but it successfully censured Keitt. Both Congressmen resigned to protest their treatment by the House. In his resignation speech, Brooks said, “I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.” South Carolina voters held Brooks and Keitt up as heroes, returning both men to Congress by special election to fill their own vacancies, while anti-slavery propagandists portrayed Sumner as a martyr for the cause of abolition. The event inflamed sectional tensions between northern and southern Members of Congress.

  132. dover_beach

    Comfortably Smug
    @ComfortablySmug
    LMAO
    @tedcruz destroying Chris Cuomo is incredible

    Amazing how Dem zombies have the opposite impression.

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    English Elms, Oaks, and Ashes, hooray. They will live for hundreds of years as a memory of you. How about some Elder, Hazel and a few other old English types to keep them company? With luck they will naturalise into the bush and drive back the petrol-tree Eucalypts.

    I’m all for diversity in foliage as well as in opinion. 🙂

  134. Top Ender

    Provocateur’s poetic tribute to a city on the fritz

    EXCLUSIVE
    DAVID PENBERTHY

    Melbourne’s greatest artistic son, Barry Humphries, has declared that Adelaide is his favourite Australian city and says he never visits the Melbourne CBD any more because he is too saddened by the soulless metropolis it has become.

    London-based Humphries, who turns 87 next February, also has revealed his fear that he may never see Australia again on account of the pandemic.

    Humphries says he has been reflecting on his mortality after a visit to Cornwall last month with chef Rick Stein where he returned to the cliff face where he fell and almost died in 1962 at the age of 27, sparking what was one of the biggest rescues in Cornish history.

    He says he yearns to return to Australia but worries the travel ban and toughening London lockdown mean he will be forced to remain in Britain indefinitely.

    Humphries spoke exclusively with The Australian after launching his poem Ode to Adelaide at London’s South Australia House, where he paid tribute to the City of Churches for its old-world charms and credited it with being the first place he heard the word chunder, which he subsequently popularised in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie.

    “I really do seem very disloyal to Melbourne,” Humphries says.

    “I suppose I should say Melbourne is my first love in the same way you have to say that you love your parents more than anyone else on this Earth. But as any married man knows you can occasionally stray, or at least think about straying. And when I stray, I stray to Adelaide.

    “I am rather absurdly fond of it. Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself completely. The churches survive — they can’t pull down St Patrick’s — but I don’t go into the city any more because it is too depressing. It’s lost its identity.”

    Humphries’s self-described “doggerel” is an eclectic celebration of Adelaide icons including the Glenelg tram, Haigh’s Chocolates, Ditters’ nuts and a delicacy known as fritz, a lightly-seasoned German smallgood rumoured to be made from the sweepings from butcher’s shop floors.

    It also recounts an early lowlevel sexual encounter aboard The Overland train between Melbourne and Adelaide, which he first visited in the 1950s while performing on tour with the Melbourne University Dramatic Society in the play The Wind of Heaven by Welsh playwright Emlyn Williams. “My first little frisson of awakening manhood occurred on a train journey to Adelaide where a very pretty girl fell asleep on my shoulder,” Humphries recalls.

    “When we arrived I said without knowing its significance: ‘How was it for you?’, even though she slept most of the time. Goodness knows where she is now.

    “On that Adelaide visit there were endless parties with huge consumption of liquor, Turkish cigarettes, Wynn Vale flagons, Barossa Pearl and a poisonous beverage called Brandivino which was absolutely lethal. It was where I first heard the evocative verb to chunder and it described so well the experiences I had with Brandivino in Adelaide.” Since then Humphries has been a frequent visitor to South Australia and tries to come at least twice a year to visit his great friend, artist David Dridan, who lives in the Adelaide Hills picture-book town of Strathalbyn, famous for its antique shops.

    “I know Strathalbyn so well that I have campaigned against those terrible corellas that have destroyed the Norfolk Island pines in the town park,” Humphries says.

    Cooped up in his London home with no end to lockdown in sight, Humphries says he misses his life beating the boards, and that while he is in good health, he is profoundly homesick.

    “My doctor tells me that I am at the height of my powers, but I won’t be eating any bat burgers,” he says. “It really is catastrophic here. I haven’t been in Australia since March. It’s the longest I have ever been away.

    “I have never before been so desperate to get back to Australia but I really can’t see it happening due to this ghastly virus. In ancient times I used to do theatre shows. I hate not having a chance to be politically incorrect. I have always offended people and I hate not offending people. It’s very upsetting that I am not currently annoying some group or another.”

    Humphries says he even made a sly attempt to cause outrage with the original version of his Adelaide poem, sneaking in a reference to the city’s reputation as a haven for serial killers, as a place that produced “very good wine and wonderful crime”, only to acquiesce uncharacteristically to a request from SA’s Agent General in London, Bill Muirhead, for the line to be shed on taste grounds.

    Print edition of the Oz

  135. Roger

    Fat chance. Our future King of Australia agrees with everything they say.

    I was rather hoping Her Maj, in her wisdom, might have a quiet word in his ear.

  136. Nick

    Vis-a-vis South Sydney.

    I really hope this isn’t another one of those family-full-of-fuckwits-who-are-tops-at-sport-imported-and-treated-like-undeserved-royalty-by-clubs-despite-their-shitloads-of-indiscretions-because-look-at-the-bigger-picture-Kevin-for-Christ’s-sake combined with pack-of-aspirational-influencer-WAGs-falling-over-each-other-to-snare-a-pay-packet-which-will-boost-my-Insta-profile-then-I-will-be-a-mummy-blogger-and-spurt-out-a-couple-of-kids-then-when-trophy-husband-finishes-paying-for-their-schooling-I-will-reassess-my-options, combined with although-my-business-career-was-failing-five-years-ago-it’s-all-good-now-because-I-am-associated-with-a-big-NRL-name-and-so-I-will-allow-this-man-to-beat-up-my-daughter-until-the-meeja-gets-a-sniff-of-it-and-then-I-will-play-the-secondary-victim things.

    I’ve put the feelers out about this story, South’s have gone to ground so far, which I would expect, particularly from the old guard. The truth will take longer to come out.

    That said, there is some smoke with the story, though I suspect that it’s a mixture of what KD has posted above.

    As a sideline, South’s have had drug problems before, when Madge, the coach at the time, tolerated the use of painkillers to get injured players through games.

  137. dover_beach

    The only thing worse than Biden families corruption is the media’s sandbagging of the details. The MSM is despicable.

  138. Delta A

    I’m all for diversity in foliage as well as in opinion.

    Agree.

    We’ve also planted Chinese elms, just to be truly multi-kulti.

  139. Nick

    FWIW, diehard South’s supporters say it’s a deliberate leak at Finals time from the Roosters, who were humiliated by South’s last weak. Before you scoff, this was done two years ago when a Roosters’ supporter made allegations against Burgess at you guessed it, Finals time. I’m not making a judgement, though nothing would surprise me.

  140. Dr Faustus

    This couple clearly has too much time on their hands.

    Clearly.
    Big Netflix contract: tasteful Kardashian-style reality TV show canned; no production skills; creative content ideas limited to ‘orangutans; what about a series about a heroine saving a family of African orangutans from evil white hunters and land mines…’

    Plan B: keep controversial and edgy until Something Comes Up.

  141. Dr Faustus

    Bugger. And me a monarchist too. So far.

    The Tudors are not coming back.

  142. Roger

    Trump gets the last word on Harry Mountbatten-Windsor-Markle’s video:

    “I wish him a lot of luck, because he’s going to need it.”

  143. Struth

    Not time to protest yet?

    Seeing Victorians are about to be dragged from their houses for not openly supporting the Fuhrer Dan’s reign of tyranny, by anyone who suspects you, maybe boots in your front yard need to now be upped to your best pair of thongs as well.
    That’ll show ’em.

  144. Struth

    FWIW, diehard South’s supporters say it’s a deliberate leak at Finals time from the Roosters, who were humiliated by South’s last weak. Before you scoff, this was done two years ago when a Roosters’ supporter made allegations against Burgess at you guessed it, Finals time. I’m not making a judgement, though nothing would surprise me.

    Opium for the masses.

  145. Megan

    We’ve also planted Chinese elms, just to be truly multi-kulti

    I’ve got a Chineses pistachio so I’m set. The cockies love the berries in autumn…no indigenous temper tantrums at a foreign intruder in my garden.

  146. Roger

    Setting personal attachment to her Majesty aside, the rationale for remaining an Australian monarchist has been that it kept the Prog-Left from grasping the highest prize, a bully pulpit from which to harangue ordinary Australians.

    If the monarchy itself becomes that, the compact is broken as far as I’m concerned.

  147. Helen

    I wondered at Harry when he said that he had learned all about racism form Meg. He had never noticed it before and I thought, well, if you look for something hard enough, you will find it.

    It must be so painful living the life of a victim and never able to raise above it. All the sunshine has gone from his life, now all he hopes for is an encouraging smile from her when he does the right thing.

    Meg’s dog.

    I also found it odd her comment that she enjoyed watching Archie grow up as though she were somehow removed from the process. And a process the Queen has no part in.

  148. Roger

    I’ve got a Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis).

    An interloper, it’s so far resisted poisoning.

    There’s a metaphor in that.

    Will have to take the chainsaw to it.

  149. Good morning all.
    Terry McCrann getting all shitty again. SloMo in his sights in today’s article. In relation to spending. Some gems:

    ‘They are: Resources technology and critical minerals processing, food and beverage, medical products, defence, space and of course – drum roll please – recycling and clean energy.
    As if tens of billions of dollars being forced into so-called – actually very dirty – “clean energy” isn’t enough, we still need a little more.’

    ‘It could only be made up by a Canberra bureaucrat in combination with assorted ideologues and the main chances and assorted spivs that throng around the taxpayer trough – and then sold to gullible and stupid politicians.’
    “Space”. Do we have an established competitive advantage in this? If so, don’t tell the Americans, the Russians, the Chinese, the Indians and a couple of dozen more.
    Or is space an “emerging area of priority” so critical to the Australia of today and tomorrow?’

    Of course McCrann touches on the stupidity of the submarines with this cracker:
    ‘Maybe somebody real smart can get some of these new dollars to unite the two spaces of Defence and, er, space – so when the subs finally arrive in 2050 they can operate both under the sea and above us in, well, space.’

    Stick a fork in. We’re fucked

  150. Delta A

    I’ve got a Chineses pistachio so I’m set.

    Thanks, Megan. I haven’t come across those before. Very pretty. Will add to my shopping list, along with more New Zealand Christmas Bush (Metrosideros excelsa).

  151. Gab

    Good news!

    REPORT: The @nytimes @RollingStone @ABC News, & @CBSNews all filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought forward by the defamed teenager Nick Sandman. The court rejected these motions outright & the lawsuits continue.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Women’s tennis is such a girlie sport.
    Lady player at the Frog Open wheeled off the court with cramp.
    Comes back to win the match.
    Sorry, if you cramp up, your opponent gets to serve the ball into the back fence until the match is over.

  153. Johno

    Queens University researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

    These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

    A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

    In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many pillocks ;but twice as many morons.

  154. lotocoti

    “I wish him a lot of luck, because he’s going to need it.”

    Live like a ginger. Die like a ginger.

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Plan B: keep controversial and edgy until Something Comes Up.

    Probably another baby. Another Prince? They had best guard their Royal titles.
    Their only asset.

  156. In further news, I see that the first match of the NBA Finals had its viewership down 50 percent on last year’s number. That’s with LeBron and the storied Lakers playing. Love any sport but it’s unwatchable with Black Lives Matter across the backs of most players.

  157. Get Johno a grant! Well done that man

  158. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3604066, posted on October 2, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Setting personal attachment to her Majesty aside, the rationale for remaining an Australian monarchist has been that it kept the Prog-Left from grasping the highest prize, a bully pulpit from which to harangue ordinary Australians.

    If the monarchy itself becomes that, the compact is broken as far as I’m concerned.”

    My feelings too Roger. The monarchy, her Maj excepted, is fast becoming another corporation full of hypocrites such as Harry and Charles promoting and spruiking left-wing, progressive gunk such as white privilege and climate change. Harry is too dumb to understand this but support for the monarchy in the UK is based primarily among middle class Britons….Brexiteers and so on. If they lose that support..they’re gone.

  159. Cassie of Sydney

    ““I wish him a lot of luck, because he’s going to need it.””

    President Trump neatly and perfectly articulated what many people think of the Markharrians.

  160. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Chinese Elms are beautiful trees. One seeded in our neighbour’s back garden and it was a pretty sapling. Our tree man then told us it would get huge, and as it abuts our fence the neighbour said he would remove it, because the tree man also said its roots were extensive and would rip up his swimming pool (they’re known for it). In five years the tree has grown rather large, very green foliage, and deciduous thus unnoticed for six months of the year, so inertia meant nothing was done. Now it is really getting a move on and some branches are moving over our roof gutters and it is invading one of my kitchen windows, blocking the light. Hairy has taken it back from the window but it is still gearing up to be quite a nuisance. Next door won’t do anything about it now as they are selling up. That said, it is a very pretty green show. Our very woke council will let you remove Chinese Elms, because not native, prolific spreaders and considered a ‘weed’ tree, whereas any straggly old gum must stay.

    Trees around properties are always a no no. 5 acres is the right place for big trees, like Chinese Elms, Liquid Ambers and the British Greats.

  161. P

    [email protected] with Ratzinger Prize winner Dr Tracey Rowland
    By Peter Rosengren – The Catholic Weekly – October 2, 2020

    Prof Rowland, who was born Anglican, chose to become Catholic during her primary school years, and entered into full communion with the Catholic Church “surrounded by all my classmates” in Ipswich.
    During secondary schooling at the Range Convent, Rockhampton, Prof Rowland was hand-picked by several Mercy Sisters to excel academically.
    Link

  162. Speedbox

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3604098, posted on October 2, 2020 at 10:13 am
    ““I wish him a lot of luck, because he’s going to need it.””

    President Trump neatly and perfectly articulated what many people think of the Markharrians.

    +1

  163. calli

    stackja
    #3604045, posted on October 2, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Yes, Stacks. Ramirez pines for a time that didn’t exist. Washington was as corrupt in the mid C19 as any time since.

  164. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    AAAAND …. in other news, we now have some baby Currawongs. Two of the eggs have hatched, for when teenage mum flew off late yesterday arvo I noticed a fleshy stalk with a wide open beak sticking up from the nest and then receding to fall flat. Mum and dad too were flying around in a sort of consternation and they have been foraging for seeds for the babies but mum hasn’t yet quite got the idea of dropping one into the little yaw of a beak. She’s still sitting on the other eggs and keeping the hatched chicks safe. I want to put some mince on a stump in the orchard ready for them to feed, but Hairy says leave well alone and let them get on with giving the food they collect.

    My anxiety levels are through the roof. 🙂

  165. Arky

    My feelings too Roger. The monarchy, her Maj excepted, is fast becoming another corporation full of hypocrites such as Harry and Charles promoting and spruiking left-wing, progressive gunk

    ..
    We can all now listen to Johnny Rotten and know that he was right and we were wrong.
    Never argue with Rotten, he has proven to be right about everything.

  166. JC

    stackja
    #3604088, posted on October 2, 2020 at 10:07 am
    Sizzler restaurants in Australia to close permanently by November 15
    By 9News Staff
    9:34am Oct 2, 2020

    I have never been to Sizzler.

    So why post about it then, you dill?

  167. Cassie of Sydney

    “Never argue with Rotten, he has proven to be right about everything.”

    Yes he has.

  168. Mother Lode

    “Space”. Do we have an established competitive advantage in this? If so, don’t tell the Americans, the Russians, the Chinese, the Indians and a couple of dozen more.
    Or is space an “emerging area of priority” so critical to the Australia of today and tomorrow?’

    It sounds good. And because it is not something most punters associate with Australia they think it bold and visionary.

    It will come to nothing, but billions of dollars in committed spending is a small price to pay for a few column inches.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The two eggs yet to hatch are the first ones she laid. Oh dear. Does this mean that the other two eggs that arrived a few days later that have now hatched first are perhaps from a cuckoo? They’ve only been there for two weeks, and on the net it said 30 days for a Currawong chick to hatch. Or were the other two, her first eggs, simply infertile? Worry, worry.

  170. rickw

    COVID-19 and Government Insanity, walk through of Melbourne Airport to buy a coffee:

    https://imgur.com/gallery/PjwnS0t

  171. stackja #3604088, posted on October 2, 2020 at 10:07 am
    Sizzler restaurants in Australia to close permanently by November 15
    By 9News Staff
    9:34am Oct 2, 2020
    I have never been to Sizzler.

    Better get moving then Stackja. Or be an outsider whenever there’s a conversation about what it’s like to dine at Sizzler.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lucky we are going out today for lunch.

    I will have to let nature take its course.

  173. Mother Lode

    Looks like some Hazard Reduction burns being done.

    Don’t they normally wait until mid-January? When there is a lot less bushland to manage?

    This early they should be squabbling about habitats and the jelly-bowelled brown tree frog.

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We used to take the kids to Sizzler when we were travelling. They loved it. Hairy didn’t mind it as they had steaks. Not good ones, but steaks nevertheless.

    Haven’t taken the grandkids yet, looks like we won’t now. Makkas is what they like anyway.

  175. P

    From article I put up at 10:17 am

    “When I was leaving home to go to university my parish priest gave me a copy of an article Tony Abbott had written for The Catholic Weekly.
    Tony had just won his Rhodes scholarship and so he was invited by the Weekly to offer a list of books he thought Catholics should read before they went to university.
    I dutifully took the article, tracked down the books, and spent my summer reading them.
    It helped me to understand that there is such a thing as a Catholic intellectual tradition.”
    Link

  176. Mater

    I have never been to Sizzler.

    Not a patch on Hooters.

  177. calli

    You will know soon if they’re cuckoos. The unhatched eggs will be turfed out of the nest post haste.

  178. stackja

    Lincolnshire Wildlife Park: Swearing parrots removed from view
    Published2 days ago

    Five parrots at a wildlife park have been removed from public display after they started swearing at visitors.
    The African grey parrots were adopted by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Friskney in August and placed in quarantine together.
    However, after being moved into the main outdoor aviaries the birds started ruffling a few feathers with their somewhat choice language.
    They have now been moved into different colonies away from delicate ears.

    Jess Newton said it was very entertaining working with the birds when they first arrived.
    However, she said it was hoped they would “kick the habit” when they were put outside.
    Sadly, this did not quite go to plan, park chief executive Steve Nichols said.
    The parrots “swear to trigger reaction or a response” so if people look shocked or laugh, it just encourages them to do it more, he said.
    “With the five, one would swear and another would laugh and that would carry on,” he said.

  179. areff

    Lucky we are going out today for lunch.

    Down here in Danistan we’ve forgotten what eating out was like.

  180. calli

    Sizzler relied on buffet style. In our post-Covid world, they won’t be viable. Went to one when they first opened, maybe at Baulkham Hills. Back then people were reasonably self-controlled about buffet behaviour, but it was still a worry.

    Now you wouldn’t go near a buffet for love nor money.

  181. dover_beach

    REPORT: The @nytimes @RollingStone @ABC News, & @CBSNews all filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought forward by the defamed teenager Nick Sandman. The court rejected these motions outright & the lawsuits continue.

    I hope they all burn in the fire of their lies.

  182. Speedbox

    Stiff competition: Pornhub traffic plummeted during Trump-Biden debate, particularly in swing states

    It appears the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden may have taken precedence over watching porn for a big chunk of Americans, as Pornhub revealed its website took a hit to its traffic during the face-off.

    The US’s most popular adult website revealed that visits were down 18.5 percent as Biden and Trump traded barbs on stage in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. “That represents a significant change in visits during one of Pornhub’s peak daily traffic periods,” the website said.

    Even more interestingly, Pornhub revealed that the biggest declines in traffic were seen in critical swing states – those that could reasonably be won by either the Democratic or Republican presidential candidate by a swing in votes. Traffic to the site from Michigan and Pennsylvania dropped by more than 20 percent, while that from Maine and Wisconsin fell by 20 and 19 percent respectively.

    The electoral vote-rich Florida, Trump’s proclaimed home state – also a battleground state and one of the most desirable ‘wins’ in every election – was also paying close attention, with 18.6 percent of its Pornhub audience disappearing during the debate.

    Meanwhile, Biden’s own state, the Democrat-leaning Delaware, appeared almost at the bottom of the list, having lost only 13 percent of its porn viewers to presidential politics.

  183. calli

    That’s probably the funniest thing I’ve read for weeks, Speedbox.

    And they weren’t even oiled up! 😄

  184. Mother Lode

    The electoral vote-rich Florida, Trump’s proclaimed home state – also a battleground state and one of the most desirable ‘wins’ in every election – was also paying close attention, with 18.6 percent of its Pornhub audience disappearing during the debate.

    Meanwhile, Biden’s own state, the Democrat-leaning Delaware, appeared almost at the bottom of the list, having lost only 13 percent of its porn viewers to presidential politics.

    Politicians ignore the p0rn vote very much at their own peril.

  185. dover_beach

    Zoe Daniel
    @zdaniel
    ·
    5m
    Can someone offer me some emotional management techniques to counter the white hot rage I am feeling at some very close friends who are now openly flouting Covid restrictions? I fear this will destroy age old friendships and I feel so sad, and angry. #help #breathe

    The Karen is strong in this one. We are learning that there are some very sick and poorly formed people arond us.

  186. Nick

    Now you wouldn’t go near a buffet for love nor money.

    Don’t tell the cruising crowd. It’s a draw card.

  187. calli

    Nick, I use the dining room. Why pay good money to serve yourself?

    Also, they won’t have self-serve buffets again. It will be food station style, with a minion dishing out portions.

    Tough luck for the fatties and gannets.

  188. calli

    The burning question – how do Zoe’s kiddies feel about the non-socialist distancing (otherwise known as normal human interaction)?

  189. Nick

    Nick, I use the dining room. Why pay good money to serve yourself?

    Same. Depends on the Line, but buffet food has gotten worse. Cheap and fried.

  190. Mater

    Can someone offer me some emotional management techniques to counter the white hot rage I am feeling at some very close friends who are now openly flouting Covid restrictions?

    Yes.
    Stop watching the ABC and the MSM, and get informed.

  191. mh

    QPR have realised taking the knee is bullshit and refuse to do it.

  192. Cassie of Sydney

    “Can someone offer me some emotional management techniques to counter the white hot rage

    Staggering racism from Ms Daniel.

  193. mh

    Down here in Danistan we’ve forgotten what eating out was like.

    Pornhub will do that to you.

  194. DrBeauGan

    Can someone offer me some emotional management techniques to counter the white hot rage I am feeling at some very close friends who are now openly flouting Covid restrictions? I fear this will destroy age old friendships and I feel so sad, and angry. #help #breathe

    You should consider the possibility that it isn’t your mission in life to tell other people how to run their lives. And that you just might be wrong about some things, particularly those you know almost nothing about, such as pandemics.

  195. dover_beach

    Breitbart’s @LibertarianBlue on “Machine Learning Fairness” which is Big Tech’s attempt to merge the field of computer science with Critical Race Theory

    Digital Totalitarianism is Big Tech’s goal.

    Heads up.

  196. Some History

    The Hunchback will crawl out of somewhere, venture into the daylight, and make an appearance at 11:30.

  197. Bear Necessities

    Go Wokus Go Brokus

    The NBA finals have teams from 2 of the biggest markets in California and Florida and Game 1 returns the lowest finals ratings ever.

  198. Speedbox

    Glad you liked it Calli. Unfortunately, I think you will be less impressed with this. (edited).

    ‘Forgive me, Father, for I am white’: Kier Starmer absolves himself of the sin of whiteness with unconscious bias training

    British Labour leader enthusiastically prostrates himself before the gods of woke to purge his soul of racism.

    While some MPs have been hesitant to show up at a training course, Starmer has beaten them to the punch. He had an early lead over the rest because Starmer boasted back in early July that he would sign up for unconscious bias training at the first opportunity. He stated:

    ‘I think everybody should have unconscious bias training. I think it is important. There is always the risk of unconscious bias and just saying ‘Oh well it probably applies to other people, not me’ is not the right thing to do.’

    He also added that that he was going to introduce unconscious bias training for all the officials in his party. And to underline his enthusiasm, Starmer declared: “I’m going to lead from the top on this and do that training first.”

    Starmer’s enthusiasm for training was provoked by his concern that unless he did something to demonstrate he was on the side of the angels, his anti-racist credentials would be questioned by his woke supporters.

    So what is this unconscious bias that white people need to be trained out of? Unconscious bias is the original sin of white people. It implies that even if you think you are anti-racist, you are not free from your unconscious biases. Race entrepreneurs argue that they know better than you what is really going on inside your head. Therefore, it does not matter what your think or say, they get to decide what’s on your mind. And their aim is to control how you should think and express yourself.

    It is a symptom of the moral disorientation of the British establishment that they feel compelled to demonstrate their willingness to be trained out of their biases. Recently, it was announced that MPs will be made to take anti-racist training at work in parliament. At a time when the nation struggles to deal with a pandemic and the economy is in ruins, our members of parliament will line up like like naughty pupils line up to acknowledge their unconscious biases!

    The promotion of unconscious bias workshops has nothing to do with fighting real racism. It is about indoctrination and mind control. It might seem like a harmless exercise of playing along with the demands of woke culture but the institutionalization of these workshops calls into question your right to think for yourself. And that’s a truly dangerous development.

  199. Geriatric Mayfly

    I want to put some mince on a stump in the orchard ready for them to feed, but Hairy says leave well alone and let them get on with giving the food they collect.

    I have watched parent currawongs, probing a rocky dam wall in Tasmania. An average of about six newly hatched dragon flies makes up a beak full.

  200. incoherent rambler

    Will the upcoming council elections be an indicator of how the ALP is traveling in Viktoristan?

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Bear Necessities

    #3604156, posted on October 2, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Go Wokus Go Brokus

    The NBA finals have teams from 2 of the biggest markets in California and Florida and Game 1 returns the lowest finals ratings ever.

    Gillon McPolo-Pony bragging about record TV audiences for last night’s game.
    Well, der.
    Everyone is locked up with nothing to watch but footy or an hour long building products commercial (aka “The Block”)

  202. The @nytimes @RollingStone @ABC News, & @CBSNews all filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought forward by the defamed teenager Nick Sandman. The court rejected these motions outright & the lawsuits continue.

    Heh!
    In similar, but smaller fry good news, the Alberta Sheriff’s Office has dropped all charges against the lad Ezra Levant intervened & organised a defence for. Heh, heh, heh.
    They’ve still got his driving licence though.

  203. stackja

    LL – VFL still going? I didn’t notice.

  204. Makka

    Will the upcoming council elections be an indicator of how the ALP is traveling in Viktoristan?

    Hard to say Inco. Some areas maybe , others not. My sense is that while many rustedons are bewildered with Dan and his incompetence, generally they will stick with Labor because they are rustedons. I’m taking that to mean Dan may go but still substantial support for Labor remains. And the elections are 2 years down the road.

    IMO the deal is done for Dan, he’s been given the plan. He stays just to get Vic out of this present shit covid mess but well before the next election we’ll see a fresh face and major cabinet reshuffle. Dan will be too big a risk to carry. But he’ll be given a sweet cosy fat salary sinecure somewhere to make him feel better.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    Down here in Danistan we’ve forgotten what eating out was like.

    Lesbians hardest hit.

  206. “Can someone offer me some emotional management techniques to counter the white hot rage“

    It’d be quite an experience having her for a neighbour.

  207. Been some time since I read the great David Thompson. Enjoy

  208. Top Ender

    Giles Auty dead – a great Spectator columnist. A mention about him in the weekly editorial note from editor Rowan Dean below:

    Dear Speccie reader,
    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much-loved columnist Giles Auty, who died on 24 September.

    In his final column, written only a few days before his sudden and tragic heart attack, Giles Auty despairs at how similar Australia has become to those communist countries he visited many years ago. And in an accompanying note Tim Storrier fondly remembers his dear and irascible friend. Amy Brooke, meanwhile, looks at the remarkable life of Giles Auty and her meeting with him at a Speccie lunch that turned into a warm friendship as Ida Lichter pens our obit and Simon Collins reveals the secret novel he’d love to write inspired by the amazing life of Giles.

    Rowan Dean
    The Editor
    The Spectator Australia

  209. dover_beach

    The more I learn about the Hapsburg Empire the more I warm to it. Pics like this help too.

  210. Bear Necessities

    Tucker Carlson on BLM

    Very astute comments. It is amazing how radicalized the Left and the media has become in the last 5 years. It is quite frightening.

  211. Arky

    I taught over 3000 students.
    I can say categorically that about a third of your actual humans are reflexively sycophantic towards authority.
    Among teachers, that portion reaches two thirds.
    It was always a pleasure to come across children who didn’t want to do as they were told and had to have a reason. Even more a colleague who wanted a reason.
    Then, one day, the orthodoxy became that every lesson had to be prefaced with the reason why it was being taught.
    This presented no obstacle for the sycophantic teachers.
    For sure, they believed that students should just do as they were told without question, but even more, that they themselves should do as they were told by those above them.
    So.
    They just followed the examples given and came up with superficial and rote reasons for the stuff that they were required to teach.
    It made no difference to them what or why they taught something. The important thing was that they have a reason, because that was what had been decided.
    And, most importantly, that every teacher gave the same reason.
    And it made no difference to their students. The sycophantic ones nodded along to the new lessons and the new reasons like they always would, because for them it was never about learning something, but about demonstrating to the person in authority that they were complying.
    The teachers had a “model lesson”. The sycophant teachers loved it, they knew exactly what was expected.
    In fact, they loved even more staying after school and brain storming with the whole staff what should be in the model lesson that everyone must follow.
    The model lesson told them what they should be doing or saying at any time.
    This was awful for the rebellious type students. Every lesson they went to, no matter who was teaching it, followed the same pattern, with the same scripts. I think some of them thought they were going mad.
    Even the school discipline policy had scripts to follow.
    So a kid who played up in class never received a genuine response to their behaviour, but a scripted response agreed to by every staff member.
    When you see our police forces giving the same scripted responses to enforcing arbitrary rules, understand you are talking now to one of the sycophantic third of humans who is doing as they are told, because they were told. Any reason they give is the reason they were given, and because that is the reason they were given, that is the reason they give.
    You can’t break that loop.

  212. Bear Necessities

    Go Wokus Go Brokus

    The NBA finals have teams from 2 of the biggest markets in California and Florida and Game 1 returns the lowest finals ratings ever.

    It only beat “The Masked Singer” by 500,000 viewers in total. Very close in a population of 350 million.

    Maybe the NBA should merge with the Masked Singer to increase its market share? You could have “Dunking Joe Stalin” etc.

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Controversial Aboriginal activist and incoming Greens senator declares she has NEVER sung the national anthem and finds the Australian flag offensive

    Lidia Thorpe is being sworn in as a senator for Victoria next week in Canberra
    She will be the eighth-ever indigenous federal member of Parliament since 1901
    Grandmother, 47, told ABC she had ‘never participated’ in the national anthem

    Daily Mail.

  214. stackja

    Bear Necessities
    #3604175, posted on October 2, 2020 at 11:30 am

    BO elected so the Left and the media happy.
    Trump arrived. Left media unhappy.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven news reports that Annastacia Palazczuk has announced that Queenslanders in pubs can now actually eat food while standing up. Wow, is that generous or what?

  216. Infidel Tiger

    Won’t standing up mean they all catch China Flu and die?

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