Open Forum: October 17, 2020

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  1. Megan

    With staying up late for!

  2. Megan

    Worth…I swear the autocorrect function is getting progressively worse. Welcome our new AI spelling overlords

  3. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Now that was quick off the mark.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Repost from the dying thread, apropos of LL giving a couple of VicJack Inc a bit of snark:

    ‘they were both 20-something and I reckon one was backroom admin’

    Then they need to realise that because they wear the same blues, no matter what they do that they are The Jacks and part of the crew that are responsible for enforcing the shit the Vics are going through.

    I know detectives – proper cops – that have retired early out of shame, because they can’t see it improving. Those cocks in Ballarat who got stooged by the pregnant chick are not spoken to by other cops. Because they made the lot look like fuckheads.

    I’ve lost decades-long friendships over this, which is nothing compared to people losing their jobs, livelihoods, businesses and lives over Andrews’ rules and enforced by these mongs with no common sense and no discretion.

    So yeah, they need to know.

  5. Rossini

    Great win by Melbourne Storm last night.
    Cameron Smith is a real champion.

  6. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Very good reviews on last night’s @NBCNews Town Hall in Miami. Thank you!!!

  7. Zyconoclast

    I blame slow internet

  8. mh

    Great win by Melbourne Storm last night.
    Cameron Smith is a real champion.

    The Grand Final will be awesome.

  9. Arky

    Wish there was more stuff like this in the world, and less shit:


  10. Megan

    Friend works in a local health food shop. Two of the regulars are VicPlod members that have just gone on stress leave because they can’t hack what they are being asked to do.
    Dan and his police senior management have absolutely no freaking idea what they are doing. The damage they are inflicting on people who have done absolutely nothing wrong is horrendous. And it isn’t over yet.

  11. BrettW

    From Herald Sun

    Australia Post handed out a whopping $92m in bonuses to staff in a year where postage prices were jacked up and delivery times were substantially delayed.
    The government-owned business’s incentives bill went up from $83.7m, even after its highly paid executives agreed to forgo their six-figure benefits because of the pandemic.
    Australia Post also had 502 staff with a pay packet of more than $225,000 last year.
    There were 35 who earned more than $520,000, including four above $800,000 — and that did not include its leadership team, headed by Christine Holgate on $1.6m.
    Australia Post delivered a $53.6m profit before tax, beating its $15m target, after a 17.9 per cent increase in parcel deliveries during the pandemic boosted revenue by $567m.
    (My note : total staff about 28,000)

  12. gafa

    Just had to go put on a yellow jersey, feels good, real good, what a privilege.

  13. Rex Anger

    Top 20

    And for LS- Prussia might be gone (bless her memory), but the Swedes seem to Prussian pretty well

  14. Rex Anger

    Just had to go put on a yellow jersey, feels good, real good, what a privilege.

    Just won the Tour de France?

  15. This one made me laugh. Especially the Garbage Pail Kids.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Megan

    #3621202, posted on October 17, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Friend works in a local health food shop. Two of the regulars are VicPlod members that have just gone on stress leave because they can’t hack what they are being asked to do.

    Good.
    The more of them who pull the pin or start bitching in shift-handover about passive-aggressive resistance tge better.
    And giving it to them in “community engagement happy valley settings” is all the better.
    You are not rebuilding this bridge.
    Fuck off.

  17. Look, they were both 20-something and I reckon one was backroom admin, so maybe they don’t need to cop it.
    But they need to understand that, in six short months, they have burnt generations of goodwill.

    They’ve been getting paid for the past 6 months – they can bluddee well take it (the public opinion)

  18. Zatara

    “There’s no evidence of Democrat election fraud.”

    Unhinged South Carolina Elections Chairman Resigns After He Is Caught Defacing and Removing Trump Signs

    The Chairman of the Board of Elections in South Carolina resigned after he and his wife were caught on video defacing and removing Trump signs in the state.

    Dean Smith resigned after he was caught on deer cameras vandalizing Trump signs on Pawleys Island.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that they are Democrats.

  19. JC

    Interesting piece in Quillette.

    In the April 2020 edition of Sociology of Education, his team reported data showing that there is a growing cultural chasm not only between elites and non-elites, but also within elite circles. While the business elites who run manufacturing, processing, farming, energy, health, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and construction tend to be drawn from a relatively wide array of university backgrounds, the same isn’t true of cultural elites—academics, media workers, and artists—whose professional functions “depend on the quick absorption and sophisticated manipulation of symbolic media.” For instance, over 30 percent of the leaders of America’s most prestigious media outlets, academic departments, and Internet services have an undergraduate degree from one of the country’s top-rated colleges. In the field of motor vehicles, the corresponding figure is eight percent. For food production, it’s nine percent. For construction, 12 percent.

    This, in turn, has created a cycle of academic and professional self-selection within cultural silos—including at leading tech companies, where executives and entry-level knowledge workers alike tend to emerge from the same elite schools. The old Marxist-inflected tribalism of worker-versus-capitalist has been replaced with a groupthink model that spans business hierarchies.

    https://quillette.com/2020/10/14/slack-wars-corporate-americas-woke-insurgency/

  20. They’re entitled to shit. They are working for a CCP aligned tinpot idiot who has semi suspended Parliamentary democracy and arrests people for not wearing a piece of cloth over their face – the prior two coronavirus pandemics meant jackshit because Trump wasn’t being railroaded.

    The VERY quick erosion of liberties here in Australia has made me very bitter and cynical. My estimation of doctors and coppers has eroded just as fast.

    I have no respect for them anymore, I don’t like them and I don’t want to be civil let alone cordial with them.

    Think I’m being over the top?

    I was in the academia bubble for a while and I am self censoring.

    The ordinary people out there just think that you’re a c**t.

  21. JC

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that they are Democrats.

    That’s a very long odds bet, Zat. I don’t like your chances in winning the bet. ;-

  22. Aaron Clarey plays a philosophical enfant terrible:

    If Your Parents Aren’t Successful, Why Do You Listen to Them?

  23. gafa

    Watched the 1964 movie Fail Safe last night. Good viewing for it’s day if you haven’t seen it before and has a pretty good cast. Some other reasonably popular A-bomb movie also came out about the same time.
    Trailer…

    https://youtu.be/oicYUhgff7Q

  24. But… but .. but… “Everybody” is saying Trump is electoral brown bread.
    He cannot possibly win – opinion pieces explaining why abound in the MSM.

    So why are people bothering to pull out his corflutes?
    Not only that, they’re going the extra mile & getting all het up about it?

    Why bother? He’s gonna President Biden’s problem in a few weeks.

  25. gafa

    Just won the Tour de France?

    I wish, but no just getting a little chilly. Poor Kochie, close but no cigar…yeah, nah frack him!

  26. mh

    I see rapper/actor/black supremacist Ice Cube has been copping some flak for engaging with the Trump team.

    Didn’t like his solo stuff, but he wrote some good songs for Eazy back in the day

  27. OldOzzie

    An Incredible Read – to Quote 1 comment

    If 1/10th of this is true, Joe Biden should step down as the Presidential candidate IMHO.

    Joe Biden’s Boosters Wrote His Prodigal Son’s Entire Resume

    By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations
    October 16, 2020

    Hunter Biden profited from his father’s political connections long before he struck questionable deals in countries where Joe Biden was undertaking diplomatic missions as vice president. In fact, virtually all the jobs listed on his resume going back to his first position out of college, which paid a six-figure salary, came courtesy of the former six-term senator’s donors, lobbyists and allies, a RealClearInvestigations examination has found.

    One document reviewed by RCI reveals that a Biden associate admitted “finding employment” for Hunter Biden specifically as a special favor to his father, then a Senate leader running for president. He secured a $1.2 million gig on Wall Street for his young son, even though it was understood he had no experience in high finance. Many of his generous patrons, in turn, ended up with legislation and policies favorable to their businesses or investments, an RCI review of lobbying records and legislative actions taken by the elder Biden confirms.

    In each case, Hunter Biden appeared under-qualified for the positions he obtained. All the while, he was a chronic abuser of alcohol and drugs, including crack cocaine, and has cycled in and out of no fewer than six drug-rehab treatment programs, according to published reports. He’s also been the subject of at least two drug-related investigations by police, one in 1988 and another in 2016, according to federal records and reports. A third drug investigation resulted in his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2014.

    This comprehensive account of Hunter Biden’s “unique career trajectory,” as one former family friend gently put it, was pieced together through interviews with more than a dozen people, several of whom insisted on anonymity to describe private conversations, and after an in-depth examination of public records, including Securities and Exchange Commission filings, court papers, campaign filings, federal lobbying disclosures, and congressional documents.

    Hunter Biden’s resume begins 24 years ago. Here is a rundown of the plum positions he has managed to land since 1996, thanks to his politically connected father and his boosters:

    – 1996-1998: MBNA Corp.
    – 1998-2001: Commerce Department
    – 2001-2009: Oldaker, Biden & Belair
    – 2003-2005: National Group LLP
    – 2006-2007: Paradigm Companies LLC
    – 2006-2009: Amtrak
    – 2009: Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC
    – 2009-2012: Eudora Global
    – 2009-2016: Boies Schiller Flexner LLP:
    – 2013-2019: BHR Partners
    – 2013-2014: U.S. Navy Reserve
    – 2014-2019: Burisma Holdings
    – 1,850 Boxes Sealed Until After Election

  28. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Barrett not only deserves a Supreme Court seat, she deserves a Tony award for maintaining a straight face through three days of Moron Theater.

    Factcheck status: True.

  29. Zatara

    Hunter Biden’s resume begins 24 years ago. Here is a rundown of the plum positions he has managed to land….

    Land the jobs, but apparently not hold them very long.

    Amazingly, in 2009 he managed to work for 4 different companies. But most remarkable of all was his making over $3 million in 5 years for the Ukrainian company Burisma. In a faux gig he was so unqualified for he didn’t even speak the same language and best of all, he didn’t even have to show up to get paid.

    As to the Navy one, he got a direct commission into the Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer. You can bet Daddy had more than a little influence in the Navy taking him. Had the Navy known about his many trips to drug rehab there is no way that happens, especially as he was over age and the Navy wasn’t in any urgent need for totally unqualified public relations officers. He’s damned lucky the Navy quietly booted him out when he popped positive for cocaine. Any other officer would likely have faced Court Martial.

    It does help when Daddy is VP and needs you to be his front-man for laundering extortion/payoff cash disguised as your “salary”.

    But no corruption here folks, just ask the press who refuse to investigate or report on it.

  30. stackja

    USA NBC – No Biden Criticism TV.
    USA ABC – Always Biden Compliant TV.

  31. The Countess

    On Australia Post: our postman only delivers two days a week. We don’t live in the back of beyond, but near Penrith that used to be a beautiful place to live until they covered it with tower blocks. According to the glossy brochure from Australia Post two deliveries a week is all we get until at least June 2021. Unimpressed.

  32. egg_

    Our regular cafe is around the corner from the cop shop.
    Waiting for my coffees the yesterday, wearing my “SackDan” mask.
    A couple of plainclothes sheilas with their VikPol ID badges waiting around.
    One makes idle chatter.
    I adjust my mask “Sorry. Have I breached the rules?”

    Sure they spotted you – or were you sitting in a highchair?

  33. Gilas

    Legalise Sedition
    #3621221, posted on October 17, 2020 at 12:29 am

    The VERY quick erosion of liberties here in Australia has made me very bitter and cynical. My estimation of doctors and coppers has eroded just as fast.

    I have no respect for them anymore, I don’t like them and I don’t want to be civil let alone cordial with them.

    The general gullibility of the generic Australian sheeple has created what we have today. There’s no reason to hide behind excuses like Soros and UN globalism.
    The signs of the slow-wrecking [email protected] of the politics we have today could be seen in the 70s.

    Welcome to our Kakistocracy Cats!

  34. Mater

    Some days ago someone was musing on how the behaviour of the cops, particularly in Victoria, would possibly bring about in children negative attitudes to authority figures.

    BBS,
    Yeah, me.

    Mater
    #3590102, posted on September 19, 2020 at 8:21 am

    its massive public image loss along with the destruction of community trust and goodwill

    Nearly every child in Victoria is being taught to:

    1. Actively avoid the police (by watching their parents do so), and
    2. Lie to the police (who isn’t getting their ‘story‘ straight before leaving home)
    3. Be afraid of the police.

    This is going to create inter generational problems for the Jacks*.

    * Having previously disliked this terminology, I’ve decided to adopt it. It fits well with the military term, ‘Jack man‘.

  35. calli

    ‘people emailing/texting/messaging me to complain about what is happening at the Cat.’

    We have *shudder* Karens at the Cat? Horror!

    It must have been my request for a beetroot pickle recipe that triggered someone. Nothing more offensive than beetroot.

    Also Doomlord, please define “quietly”.

  36. calli

    And thanks Matrix. I will send the Beloved out to hunt and gather some Cornwalls Malt vinegar. Haven’t had it in the pantry for years. Can’t imagine why not.

  37. The general gullibility of the generic Australian sheeple has created what we have today. There’s no reason to hide behind excuses like Soros and UN globalism.

    No, we have to invent a new meme to counter the disturbing cognitive dissonance we’re suffering when we understand the chasm between our obsessions and the sound common sense of most Australians.

  38. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam! Extended!

  39. rickw

    On Australia Post: our postman only delivers two days a week. We don’t live in the back of beyond, but near Penrith that used to be a beautiful place to live until they covered it with tower blocks. According to the glossy brochure from Australia Post two deliveries a week is all we get until at least June 2021. Unimpressed.

    I have a pen friend in an adjacent suburb on a street with the same name thanks to Australia Post.

  40. rickw

    Zeducation, 11:23, things that didn’t age well:

  41. rickw

    Mark Felton, 12:20, Nazi rocket monkeys:

  42. Arnost

    Newly obtained emails from a Hunter Biden business partner lay out in detail how the Vice President’s son and his colleagues used their access to the Obama-Biden administration to arrange private meetings for potential foreign clients and investors at the highest levels in the White House.

    BOOM!

    https://twitter.com/breitbartnews/status/1317182505963999232?s=21

  43. egg_

    IIRC MarkL’s* Missus was an alleged ex air hostie, as was F#ckKnuckle Dragger’s ex – the coincidences are simply astonishing!

    *Would it be shameful to be identified as MarkL?

  44. egg_

    calli
    #3621267, posted on October 17, 2020 at 6:07 am
    ‘people emailing/texting/messaging me to complain about what is happening at the Cat.’

    Dredged up from the old thread?

    I sincerely hope that Struth keeps up with his “seditious” posts, to further aggravate the obvious burr up crotchety old Lowe Brow’s @rse – very entertaining.

  45. egg_

    We have *shudder* Karens at the Cat?

    The Clown Posse?

    Yes, yes – we do!

  46. Herodotus

    Reading here at the Cat with deranged leftoid Numbers, or over at The Australian with their increased stable of unstables? Two neighbourhoods degraded.

  47. rickw

    Salty Cracker, 7:30, Trumps work around for getting news and Biden, Hunter, Barisma out:

  48. calli

    Dredged up from the old thread?

    Indeed it was. I do an early morning daily dredging.

    The burley is scattered to see who bites. Best not to bite.

  49. Mater

    Any conservative who was caught out lying as blatantly as are a Bob has, would have retired in disgrace from this blog (or at least taken on a new nom de plume).

    That he hasn’t, gives a useful insight into the tenacity and shamelessness with which we most contend. Let his continued presence act as a warning about treating the left with complacency or sympathy.

    Wonder no more how Barry O’Farrell can reign as a Premier over a bottle of wine, yet Dan Andrews continues to run Victoria, with a litany of sins dragging behind him.

    Shameless people.

  50. Mater

    There is a special place in he’ll for autocorrect.

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    Dumbo is racist.

    Disney puts racism warning on classics Peter Pan, Dumbo and more ‘wrong then, wrong now’

    The disclaimer reads: “This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.

    “Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.

    And elephantist.

  52. Mark M

    The great reset:

    WEF: The great reset
    There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative.

    https://www.weforum.org/great-reset

    International Monetary Fund

    Unless we act.
    So, what would it take for historians to look back at this crisis as the moment of a Great Reset?
    From the perspective of the IMF, we have seen a massive injection of fiscal stimulus to help countries deal with this crisis, and to shift gears for growth to return. It is of paramount importance that this growth should lead to a greener, smarter, fairer world in the future. 

    https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/06/03/sp060320-remarks-to-world-economic-forum-the-great-reset

    Direct quote from Forbes in 2010: “The MILDEST pandemics of the 20th century killed at least a million people”

    Coronavirus deaths just passed 1 million

    According to Forbes, COVID-19 just finally qualified as a mild pandemic

    What changed?

    Why The WHO Faked A Pandemic

    http://web.archive.org/web/20201010173124if_/https://www.forbes.com/2010/02/05/world-health-organization-swine-flu-pandemic-opinions-contributors-michael-fumento.html#2df162ee48e8

    Forbes deleted the article – lucky it was caught on webarchives.

  53. calli

    Anyone know the picture Rowe drew his cartoon from? I’m sure it’s a painting but can’t quite put my finger on it.

    Ramirez does an excellent job in contrasting the two sides.

  54. calli

    On the cartoon racism.

    Forget all the usual stereotypes. Let’s get down to the most pervasive and damaging stereotype of all.

    Had anyone else noticed that in cartoons from just about every stable the villain always has a British accent?

    Apart from Muttley.

  55. Update on my ongoing battle with media tards, Cats.
    The editor, Jennifer Spilsbury, seemed mightily reluctant to engage with me on my complaint yesterday until I threatened to go over her head to Michael Miller.
    Today’s Cairns Post ran this tiny little correction on their election page…

    Highway quote
    A STORY in Friday’s paper regarding Bruce Highway upgrade pledges quoted Hill candidate Peter Campion as warning voters of an “over truth”. This is incorrect. The quote should have read: “I know the truth can hurt your feelings, but I didn’t invent reality – I only reflect on it.”
    READ MR CAMPION’S LETTER PAGE 36

    … and this (edited) letter on the letters page.
    (The parts in brackets were deleted.)

    The Editor
    The Cairns Post

    RE: “Majority agree with Bruce plan” (CP, 15/10), I was one of the candidates participating in that forum (not that you’d know it from the Cairns Post’s coverage) and I was the only candidate there who could articulate how all these big-ticket infrastructure projects on everyone’s must-have list could be paid for given that Queensland is stony broke.

    It’s simple.

    1. Recognise that “dangerous man-made global warming” is a left-wing hoax and delete all projects related to it.

    2. End all subsidies for unreliable, unstable renewables, build new coal-fired power-plants, and return to cheap, reliable energy.

    3. Delete masses of red, green, black, blue (UN), and white (panicdemic) tape and massively reduce the “sovereign risk” the government represents to businesses.

    Only then will we be able to pay our way again.

    “Less government, less tax, get out of our wallets, get off our backs!”

    (And yes, I know the truth hurts. I didn’t invent reality, I just reflect on it.)

    Peter Campion
    Independent Candidate for Hill

    I think the Cairns Post only has about five individuals employed as journalists and I’ve now caught two of them, Grace Mason and Arun Singh Mann, making shit up to make conservatives look bad.
    Pafvckenthetic.

  56. feelthebern

    Cardi, you should have gone with travel exemptions.

  57. Firstborn’s column – Sydney Tele, Townsville Bully

    It’s complicated, Gladys. Trust me, I know …
    Vikki Campion

    In the social conscience age, is a relationship only a relationship if it’s declared on Facebook? Because if that’s the case for both the Premier and myself, “it’s complicated”.

    At what point is a personal relationship a partnership? I did not share any bills with the man I was in love with at the time, under Centrelink rules, he was not my “partner”, but in Parliament in 2018, I was crucified by the highest office in the land as his “partner”.

    But as someone who obtained a top-secret security clearance, I know you have to declare the kind of relationship the Premier had with the man who calls her “Glad” — because I did. I drove to the security office, nervously sweating into a conservative blue suit, chainsmoking in pearls, to be grilled in a Negative Vetting Two interview, known to take up to seven hours.

    Obtaining the NV2 allows you access to classified resources up to and including Top Secret. It is essential to obtain an NV2 to work in high levels of the public service, and can take up to two years to be issued.

    What’s pressed upon you is not to lie to investigators.

    It’s not about what you are guilty of, it’s whether you are ashamed of it and can be bribed or blackmailed, with offenders using your shame against you and putting the government at risk.

    Before this interview, I had spent weeks piecing together a shorthand of my life — addresses of every home I had ever lived in, my entire employment history back to the deli in Far North Queensland, former bosses, former partners, former housemates, where I had gone overseas, who with, and who I had seen there. Every financial asset I held, shares, property, money received or spent, credit card debt, loans, mortgages — it all had to be declared and explained.

    Did I, as a 16-year-old, share a bong? Had I ever slept with another woman? What do I fantasise about? It’s uncomfortable and invasive, but you do it because you have to. I pass the police history check easily, but there was one element I was worried about and I wonder how Premier Gladys Berejiklian would have handled the same question.

    “Do you have a partner?”

    When I was asked the question there was a glass of water and a bowl of Mentos in front of me in an otherwise bare room. My hands were shaking under the table. After 15 years of working overtime, Christmas and Sundays, this is how it all blows up. I explained I had a close personal relationship with a government MP. The investigator is not surprised because he already knows this.

    He has already spoken to those who would condemn me for it. He has interviewed my dearest friends and my worst enemies. He asks if I am in a relationship with anybody else, knowing I’m not.

    Here’s why — the same excruciating checks are applied to your partner as well. For federal parliamentarians, it’s a more covert assessment. But the mission is the same. An affair is not a reason for Gladys to lose her job. Politicians are not pastors and the history of politics shows they may take lovers like anyone else might, and it overwhelmingly has no detrimental bearing on the work they do in office. Eisenhower, Kennedy, Holt, Hawke, Chifley — the list is longer with many who have never been outed.

    More than most, I understand the implications of loving someone you shouldn’t and the humiliation of having every liaison debated in public. As she said in her press conference, she passes security clearances no one else has to, so she would have had to tell investigators about her 5½-year “close personal relationship” with disgraced former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, and revealed anything that she knew

    — if anything — about his business dealings. So, what did she tell them?

    The issue now is there is no shortage of right-wing MPs that the Premier’s factional allies iced out when they were merely mentioned in ICAC.

    The consequences of an ICAC investigation are most aptly demonstrated by the case of NSW’s respected former police minister Michael Gallacher, who was isolated as soon as his name came up in ICAC. Even though he was cleared of misbehaviour, his redemption never received the same headlines as those generated in his fall. There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy, what’s your business and ours — but it’s complicated.

    VIKKI CAMPION IS THE PARTNER OF NATIONAL MP BARNABY JOYCE

  58. What did Daryl Maguire actually do wrong and what could result in an indictment?

    I am not saying he did nothing either. I just suspect it is very, very common.

  59. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom,

    after reading the Paul Sperry Real Clear Investigatons Article – Joe Biden’s Boosters Wrote His Prodigal Son’s Entire Resume, the winner has to be A.F.Branco

    And I can see from the recently released Hunter Biden emails that “POP” took 50% of salary besides 10% of the “Cut”, how Hiden Biden got rich, which was a question Tucker Carlson was asking last night – “How did Hiden Biden get so wealthy and have so many expensive house whilst on a Senaror’s Salary for 47 Years.”

    And

    Zatara
    #3621235, posted on October 17, 2020 at 2:33 am

    As to the Navy one, he got a direct commission into the Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer. You can bet Daddy had more than a little influence in the Navy taking him. Had the Navy known about his many trips to drug rehab there is no way that happens, especially as he was over age and the Navy wasn’t in any urgent need for totally unqualified public relations officers. He’s damned lucky the Navy quietly booted him out when he popped positive for cocaine. Any other officer would likely have faced Court Martial.

    How about the 2006-2009: Amtrak

    During this same period, Hunter was appointed vice chairman of the taxpayer-subsidized rail line, thanks to the sponsorship of powerful Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, a political ally of his father.

    In a 2006 statement submitted to the Senate during his confirmation, Hunter asserted that he was qualified for the Amtrak board because “as a frequent commuter and Amtrak customer for over 30 years, I have literally logged thousands of miles on Amtrak.”

    Amtrak has been a major supporter of Joe Biden, donating to both his Senate and presidential campaigns and even naming a train station after him in Wilmington. In return, Biden has supported taxpayer subsidies for the government railroad throughout his political career.

    In his testimony, Hunter denied his Amtrak appointment pushed conflict-of-interest boundaries.

  60. egg_

    The burley is scattered to see who bites.

    I dredgrd first…

    /De Nile is deep

  61. egg_

    Is there a dedicated thread for whining about VW/Audi ECM software?

  62. Bruce

    That article mentioned at the end, a black hiker tackling exclusion outdoors.

    Really? The bloke at BCF doesn’t serve their kind?

    God knows how a white woman presuming all black and Asian people correctly observe the countryside is more or less white and then assumes they conclude they perceive this (“correctly”) as racism….

    Actually I do know, it’s mental illness and going woke.

  63. Numbers self identifies as gullible.

    I respect his life choices, he was born that way.

  64. calli

    Is there a dedicated thread for whining about VW/Audi ECM software?

    There should be. I’m still waiting for my payout.

    I’m fully expecting it to cover the cost of a D’Albora Marina gelato. A double.

  65. egg_

    I am not saying he did nothing either. I just suspect it is very, very common.

    +1

    All the way down to Local Govt.

  66. The left are demented. They assume that black and Asian people are afraid of large groups of white people.

    So why do African and Asian people migrate to white majority countries!? 🤭🤪🤯😅😂😎

  67. It’s lucky Qld Govt does not have any debts. Oh wait, only reaching 100 billion soon.
    From Daily Mail.
    Port workers are getting paid a massive $537 an hour for working overtime and on public holidays.

    A workplace agreement for employees at Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), a government owned company in Queensland, was signed off on December 4, 2017.

    The agreement will see all employees, excluding general managers, superintendents or the CEO, entitled to an increase in wages and salaries for the days they work.

    Employees rostered on for public holidays such as New Year’s Day, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Labour Day, Christmas and Boxing Day, will be paid eight times their usual rate, the Gladstone Ports Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2016 GPCEA report reads.

  68. Entropy

    The buggers would be fighting each other to work public holidays.

  69. Des Deskperson

    Today is ACT election day, an event that has been – sensibly – ignored by the rest of Australia.

    The Barr Labor/Greens government is, as they say, on the nose, for many Canberrans, for any number of reasons. Even GetUp members I know are grumbling about it. So it is reasonable to expect a swing against it.

    Whether this swing will will enable the Liberal opposition to form government in its own right is another matter altogether. The sub-cerebral adherence of many Canberrans to Labor – ‘rusted on’ is an understatement – will shore up Barr government votes.

    If, as seems likely, no major party will be able to form a government in its owns right, the winner will have to rely on the support of minor parties and independents.

    Labor has a ready made partnership with the Greens, who currently have two members in the Legislative Assembly. The Greens will probably retain these two seats, although a popular Green – Le Couture – is retiring.

    The Greens have rejected any alliance with the Liberals.

    So unless the Liberals can cobble together some sort of alliance with a diverse set of independents, we will be stuck with another 4 years of a Labor/Greens Geocon/CFMMEU puppet government.

  70. Farmer Gez

    The ABC (AM) having a serious chat about our relationship with China.

    A very smart lady expert from the ANU sagely tells us not to use undiplomatic language and “cast dispersions far and wide.”

    Lucky they’re a broadcaster.

  71. Shy Ted

    In the Twitter cartoon the bluebird is facing right but the line says “all left wing”. Should’ve flipped it. Yours pedantically, Ted

  72. Rockdoctor

    Contrast the below with the zealotry Vic Pol have gone about their work… Bobby’s just shrug their shoulders and say can’t be done…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8848861/Motorists-seen-driving-freely-Wales-despite-6pm-travel-ban-list-18-exemptions-revealed.html

  73. Terry Pedersen

    Barrett not only deserves a Supreme Court seat, she deserves a Tony award for maintaining a straight face through three days of Moron Theater.

    Barrett looks like Wendy Bird.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘IIRC MarkL’s* Missus was an alleged ex air hostie, as was F#ckKnuckle Dragger’s ex – the coincidences are simply astonishing!’

    Here we go.

    Same routine. Bored and out of big yellow truck polish, the little tubby fella’s decided it’s Stoush Day. And Night. And The Following Day until the excitement wears off.

    It’s election day in the ACT by the way. That’ll be sure to dig into my pig hunting time in my Moke.

  75. Kangaroo Court moron just called Margaret Cuneen a child abuser protector.

    My god he’s a clown.

  76. Can you shoot your ballot with a .338 Lapua from the NT? In your mini-Moke?

    Chortles.

    I don’t see how you can be ex army, ex cop and a career Naval officer still serving.

    MarkL was a lifer from memory.

  77. Any conservative who was caught out lying as blatantly as are a Bob has, would have retired in disgrace from this blog (or at least taken on a new nom de plume).

    Thank you for that morning dose of hilarity.
    This blog is a compendium of wall-to-wall lies.
    Because it is a “libertarian” blog attracting wingnuts and conspiracy theorists, they pass without comment.
    Providing you align with the Catallaxy version of political correctness – not a problem.
    Anything goes…

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s not McGuire’s fault, aside from potentially leading poor old Gladys down the garden path a bit.

    He’s latched onto a more influential pollie who happened to be a bit vulnerable personally at the time. After the Badgerys arrangement was done and dusted, every chance he would have given her the arse because he need to ‘find himself’.

    On a personal level he was using human nature to advantage. On a business level he played a decent hand that fell in his lap.

  79. notafan

    Yes been told by Sal who knows Mark l personally that KD ain’t but still he barks.

    Talk about embarrassing the blog when vipundits wander by.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘This blog is a compendium of wall-to-wall lies.’

    Name one.

    Apologies. Name one from someone other than yourself.

  81. Davey Boy

    An electric charging station powered by a diesel motor.
    Now in Australia.

    h/t CFACT
    CFACT defends the environment & human welfare through facts, news, and analysis, promoting free-market solutions to the world’s environmental problems.

  82. Arnost

    Jack Poso has something big about to drop….

    Indeed!

    Sure would be a shame if @OANN got our hands on brand new emails from Hunter Biden’s firm

    Stay tuned

    You haven’t seen anything yet

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1317198851439296517?s=21

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I don’t see how you can be ex army, ex cop and a career Naval officer still serving.’

    But you can! All you need to do is….

    Oh. Forget I said anything. Shtum! Shtum!

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Be quiet you people!

    I am a military analyst! An analyst, I tell you!

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers lies about this blog…thereby proving what Mater observed. Poetic.

  86. egg_

    ‘IIRC MarkL’s* Missus was an alleged ex air hostie, as was F#ckKnuckle Dragger’s ex – the coincidences are simply astonishing!’

    No denying it, MaNuAl UtE?

    “Stoush Day” is only when the Clown Posse calls it?

  87. Des Deskperson

    I should add, re the ACT elections, that there are currently no independent members of the ACT Legislative Assembly. The chances of one being elected, let alone one sympathetic to an alliance the Liberals, is problematic.

  88. Boambee John

    No, we have to invent a new meme to counter the disturbing cognitive dissonance we’re suffering when we understand the chasm between our obsessions and the sound common sense of most Australians.

    Correct. We have had enough about your weird obsessions with “Dettol Donny” and “Fatty 5-D”. You should listen more to “the sound common sense of most Australians”.

  89. egg_

    I am a military analyst!

    Definitely a shiny @rse.

  90. OldOzzie

    RNC files FEC complaint against Twitter, claims company made ‘illegal in-kind contribution’ to Biden campaign

    The RNC claims that by limiting circulation of the New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged knowledge of those dealings, Twitter violated federal campaign finance law

  91. egg_

    I don’t see how you can be ex army, ex cop and a career Naval officer still serving.

    MarkL was a lifer from memory.

    Crap.

    He went to Townsville (what a coincidence!).

    The shame and ignominy of MarkL, eh?

    Sad.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘No denying it, MaNuAl UtE?’

    Firstly, it’s a Moke, not a ute. I mean technically it’s a ute, but not really. You can stand in the back and shoot pigs from it though.

    The only thing with Mokes is the weight limit. If you own one, your absolute top weight must be 91kg.

    Of lean muscle. Tonka Truck fans need not apply.

  93. Tel

    An electric charging station powered by a diesel motor.
    Now in Australia.

    That’s essentially what a Toyota is, but they make it convenient by including the charger in the vehicle. If you are doing a large amount of stop/start driving (like a taxi) then the Prius actually makes sense and there’s a genuine market niche for those type of things.

    I’ve often pushed the idea of a small modular electric vehicle with a minimalist self-contained generator that can fit in the boot somewhere (adds weight obviously) to extend the range … but you can lift it out if you are doing a short trip. Thing is that probably 90% of city driving is for short trips with one person or occasionally two people in the car, and a bi of shopping, some bags, etc. However almost all regular cars are five seats plus a large boot … why? Well cars are expensive and people want the extra size “Just in Case!” and they use it very occasionally, maybe once a year at Christmas and again for family holidays.

    As a consequence almost every vehicle is oversized all the time, as compared to what it needs to do.

    Trouble is that the electric car nuts insist on trying to also make huge vehicles and then convincing the buyers they can drive this monstrosity, with a family of five and all their luggage from Sydney to Perth. It’s totally the wrong tool for the job. Electric cars are really only suitable for short trips in cities carrying small loads … but that’s what vast numbers of people are doing every day!

  94. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He went to Townsville (what a coincidence!).’

    Busted!

    I was in fact the only Army bloke ever to have posted to Townsville since WW2.

    Nobody else. Just me.

  95. Crossie

    Watching the Florida Trump rally where he had Hope Hicks come up on the stage. It was funny when she said they can now share microphones.

    So which is better, hiding in lockdowns or having fun at rallies?

  96. Mater

    This blog is a compendium of wall-to-wall lies.

    You comment regularly, but you’re not prolific enough to be called “wall-to-wall”.
    Stop with the hyperbolic bragging.

    Because it is a “libertarian” blog attracting wingnuts and conspiracy theorists, they pass without comment.

    I’ve been picking you up regularly. Hardly passing “without comment”.

  97. Egg

    If someone has befriended Salvo and is impersonating Mark L of Canberra, that would be hilarious.

    I guess I have to take Salvo’s word for it.

    He hasn’t mentioned taking a gun to a yard school hearing explosions hundreds of kilometres away or suing the government for when they paid your salary for a job you volunteered for yet, for example.

  98. Mak Siccar

    Des Deskperson
    #3621326, posted on October 17, 2020 at 8:04 am
    Today is ACT election day, an event that has been – sensibly – ignored by the rest of Australia.

    So unless the Liberals can cobble together some sort of alliance with a diverse set of independents, we will be stuck with another 4 years of a Labor/Greens Geocon/CFMMEU puppet government.

    I sympathise with your plight. As is the case here in Victoriastan, the media is supine and incurious and, although the Liberals are the least worst option, they are still far too Green and Socialist for my liking.

  99. OldOzzie

    Yet again the bleeding obvious question?

    The Computer Service Guy who received the purported Hunter Biden MacBook Pro PC’s for repair should have a record of the Serial Numbers, as should the FBI who now have the PC, and those Serial numbers should show the where purchased, and if the Owners took AppleCare who the Owner is.

  100. Tel

    If the EVs can do that, then the ICE cars might become obsolete.

    A big if, believe me.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    Tonka Timmy’s been learning his detective skills from the odd poorly-executed doco or two.

    Scene: The Mayor’s office, midnight.

    Chieffa Po-leece: ‘Sir, we’re all out of ideas! Nobody can solve this dastardly crime spree!’
    Mayor: ‘No. There is another. [long pause] Get me….. Tonka Timmy.’

    All: [gasps]

    DUN dun DUNNNNNNNN….

  102. egg_

    It must be sad to have the @rse out of your pants driving a 90’s Hilux.

    Numbers has a couple of rides IIRC, all later than that.

    Do they still make Hilux’s in manuals?

  103. Shy Ted

    Here are some humorous lies for this lying blog. If you want any explained, TooBob, put up your hand and say “please sir, I like #2 but I don’t understand it.”

  104. Tom

    Cardimona, you’re having way too much fun running for parliament and battling the media kiddies (who learn how to do gotchas against anyone who isn’t a leftard in J-school).

    I’m watching Trump’s latest rally in Ocala FL and thinking of you. He is also having way too much fun turning American politics upside down and taking on the establishment and its media lickspittles.

    PS: thanks for posting your daughter’s Tele column each Saturday. She writes and thinks so well.

  105. Crossie

    Electric cars are really only suitable for short trips in cities carrying small loads … but that’s what vast numbers of people are doing every day!

    I see a lot of them around my suburb being used by much older people, they’re called mobility scooters.

  106. egg_

    Legalise Sedition
    #3621364, posted on October 17, 2020 at 8:39 am

    OCO was on this guy’s case a while back, yours truly defended him – if he wishes to join the Clown Posse – so be it.

  107. min

    Legalise Sedition asked what had Glad’s Daryl done wrong well what many in politics do it seems that is use his position to make a bit on the side. Apart from what is going on in the States with Biden where Someone asked how come he owns some very expensive real estate on a senator’s salary ,the same could be asked of some politicians here. Not all have won it at the races or come from wealthy families but end up extremely rich . I can think of some ex PMs , Tony being an exception.
    Take for instance one whose wife had a staff selection company specialising in finding jobs for the disabled a few decades ago . I worked in this area but not specialising in a section of the population, around the same time in one of the top ones in Melbourne so I know . I was out selling the services and if one could sign up large companies to outsource staff selection then one could do very well . But not super rich and although there were state bodies back then that could be signed up such as Gas&Fuel, SEC would have loved to have been able to do all the staff selection for the Government especially as the company I worked for services ranged from temporary staff to top executive selection including the non advertised positions . Ah such is life if my husband had been able to get me into companies I would be a multi multi million retiree not a struggling SFR in Yarragrad.

  108. calli

    Is Scooby Doo racist? Looks like one of those “big reveal” mornings.

    Play nicely, kiddies. And quietly. And no emailing Doomlord about upsettery.

    I’m off to weed the garden. Again.

  109. Crossie

    what had Glad’s Daryl done wrong well what many in politics do it seems that is use his position to make a bit on the side.

    Ha, ha, in more ways than one.

  110. egg_

    ‘He went to Townsville (what a coincidence!).’

    Kid’s age?

    Corner – meet paint.

    Sad.

  111. Crossie

    I’m off to weed the garden. Again.

    I better get to it as well while it’s cloudy and cool.

  112. OldOzzie

    History teacher decapitated in France after showing [email protected] cartoons

    An assailant has decapitated a history teacher in France who had recently shown cartoons of the Pr$phet [email protected] in class, police said.

    The attacker, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, they said.

    The attacker shouted “[email protected] [email protected]” (“God is Greater”) as police confronted him, a cry often heard in [email protected] attacks, a police source said.

    French anti-terror prosecutors said they were treating the assault as “a murder linked to a terrorist organisation” and related to a “criminal association with terrorists”.

    French President Emmanuel Macron was to visit the scene of the attack later Friday, his office said.

    The attack happened on the outskirts of Paris at around 5pm local time, near a school in Conflans Saint-Honorine, a northwestern suburb located some 30 kilometres from the centre of the French capital.

    According to a police source, the victim was a history teacher at a local middle school who recently discussed cartoons of the Pr$phet [email protected] in class.

  113. You can’t believe all this Hunter Biden stuff at face value.

    Some of it is clearly there to deflect from Basement Joe, the really awful stuff may not make sense because they could be false stories planted, intentionally to catch conservatives on planted fake news.

    Just like QAnon.

    I am sure he’s a real douchebag but the chances of a cop not absolutely going to town on a Senator’s son filming himself abusing kids is difficult to believe.

    No cop would go along with that. Not only could they make a political career for themselves, even in dictatorships, these people tend to get bounced or wind up in unfortunate accidents.

    Just think why the really spicy stuff doesn’t add up.

    It could just be a tactic to justify censorship. *Oh, look at this wretched fake news…*

  114. calli

    I’m watching Trump’s latest rally in Ocala FL and thinking of you. He is also having way too much fun turning American politics upside down and taking on the establishment and its media lickspittles.

    That was my take on his responses to Little Miss Pink at the Town Hall. Her childish interruptions were very foot-stompy. He just kept hammering away.

    I believe she is an Australian ex-pat. We too are sending our “best”. 🙂

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    From Wiki:

    ‘Insane Clown Posse, often abbreviated as ICP, is an American hip hop duo composed of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (originally 2 Dope; Joseph Utsler). Founded in Detroit in 1989, Insane Clown Posse performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore and is known for its elaborate live performances.’

    Can I just mention here that it’s very cool to be part of something bigger than yourself.

  116. OldOzzie

    Shy Ted
    #3621385, posted on October 17, 2020 at 8:48 am
    These people vote. I mean, idiots, not wymminses.

    Till I scrolled down, I thought the Tasmanian Devil was voting

  117. My CRM114 discriminator says that Knuckles uses way less flowery language than Chortles ever did.

    Like notafan (my dear mother, according to SRR) all I can do is take Salvo’s word.

    I would be highly amused if there were stalkers of the blog impersonating us.

  118. Shy Ted

    Sunday roast (a day early TooBob). You see I can’t post the Sunday roast on a Sunday because that would be true so I post it on a Saturday and that makes it a lie. It is, after all, a wall to wall, floor to ceiling, lying blog. If you want any of the pics explained to you simply put up your hand and… you know the rest.

  119. FMD Knuckles

    Juggalos are freaks and weirdos.

  120. notafan

    Even if KD is Mark l who cares?
    But he isn’t
    OCO doesn’t claim infallibility.

    It’s just a very stupid snarkfest from someone claiming he likes Mark L

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘way less flowery language’

    No way.

    For example, a friend of mine was feeling sad the other day. I referred to him thusly:

    “Lips cracked, mouth festered with sores; each gulp of the dense air tormented the persistent itch carved into his throat.”

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    Ted:

    ‘Don’t worry, you’ll be back on your knees in no time.’

    Stolen.

  123. Leigh Lowe

    ‘people emailing/texting/messaging me to complain about what is happening at the Cat.’

    Aaaand … who might that be then?
    🤐🤐🤐🤐

  124. dover_beach

    Check out the ABC’s only online article on the current Hunter Biden emails:

    Hunter Biden New York Post story being blocked on Facebook and Twitters draws ire of Donald Trump

    It reads like something from Biden’s PR firm.

  125. notafan

    People get to text Sinc.

    Speechless.

  126. Zatara

    I am sure he’s a real douchebag but the chances of a cop not absolutely going to town on a Senator’s son filming himself abusing kids is difficult to believe.

    No cop would go along with that.

    Unless he was a Democrat. In which case whatever it takes.

  127. Leigh Lowe

    The parts for my bicycle and outboard motor just turned up.
    Outboard motor parts took five days to arrive (from Akabama) and the bike parts took seven days from Italy (where else?).
    The courier said the supply chain is humming.
    Never seen it work better, he said.

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Mmmm. A bit late to be discovering your core business, but still. The Hun:

    ‘A swoop on Victoria’s most dangerous youth gangs has led to the arrests of hundreds of suspected offenders involved in serious crime. The Herald Sun can reveal Victoria Police’s Operation Alliance, an ongoing probe targeting youth gang crime, has resulted in 251 arrests across some of the state’s hot spots in its first month.

    ‘Of those arrests, 70 people have been remanded in custody, many of whom were on bail.

    ‘Overall, police have laid more than 720 charges for offences including possessing firearms, drug dealing, robbery, aggravated burglary, car theft, violence and breaching bail.’

  129. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like scrambled eggs for brekkie today.
    Yummo!!

  130. notafan

    KD the curfew I think might have been very helpful in the youth gang roundy uppy.

  131. Terry Pedersen

    Correction: Barrett looks like Wendy Byrde.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3621411, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Mmmm. A bit late to be discovering your core business, but still. The Hun:

    ‘A swoop on Victoria’s most dangerous youth gangs has led to the arrests of hundreds of suspected offenders involved in serious crime. 

    Well, yes.
    Maybe feeling the heat over their overzealous mask enforcement as against the softly, softly “communidy centred policing” of gangs.
    If only they’d been so inventive in coming up with charges against gangs as they were with Dick Pussey.

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘curfew I think might have been very helpful’

    Apparently all 251 of the arrested yoof were sitting on park benches at the time.

  134. notafan

    Amy Coney Barrett is a very attractive women, no wonder so many on the left are bilious with jealous.

  135. Nick

    How soft is the Cat getting, arguments about who was better in WW2 results in a blitzkrieg of complaints to the Prof. Ahh, the good old days, when mere mention of aquatic mass transportation, German cars and less salubrious parts of town would have the fainting couch brought out post haste.

  136. MatrixTransform

    Nothing more offensive than beetroot

    pineapple

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Testing …
    Buffet.
    Stateroom.
    Captain’s table.

  138. OldOzzie

    EXCLUSIVE: 1-On-1 With Rudy Giuliani — What Haven’t We Seen From The Hunter Biden Hard Drive, And Why Won’t He Release It In Full?

    “We can deal with the process all you want, but nobody dealt with the process when they stole Donald Trump’s tax returns and published it without verifying anything, and they don’t even have an unnamed source for it,” he continued. “What’s the difference between that and this? This has three people on the record, now four. It’s a hard drive and text messages. If you read them, it’s almost impossible it’s not Hunter Biden’s.”

    Here are more highlights:

    Though he claimed the information he said he will release in the coming weeks will effectively end Biden’s election chances within 10 days of election day, he would not commit to ever releasing the hard drive in its entirety to be inspected by the media.

    Giuliani says the hard drive originally came into his possession after the Mac Shop owner created four copies to distribute to his friends because he feared for his life. He passed along the original, physical hard drive to the FBI, and finally handed over the copy in Giuliani’s possession to Robert Costello, Giuliani’s attorney, months later. He claims the shop owner attempted to give it to other Republican operatives but no one would take it.

    Giuliani claims the hard drive corroborates a tip he received from a confidential informant about a secret meeting between Hunter Biden and former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at the State Department that violates the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). In total, he claims the hard drive includes “six or seven” FARA violations.

    Giuliani claimed that text messages sent by Hunter Biden indicate a “kickback” program where he sent “half of his salary” back to Joe Biden, “which is a Chinese method of corruption.”

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3621426, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:20 am

    How soft is the Cat getting, arguments about who was better in WW2 results in a blitzkrieg of complaints to the Prof

    Pretty sure that wasn’t the trigger.
    But no-one appears to have been banned.
    No-one who matters, anyway.

  140. Mater

    Is Bob whinging to Sinc (again) about people disrespecting “the service of Vietnam veterans in particular, and returned servicemen in general”?

  141. Nick

    Just a question, how come Gladys isn’t pilloried for ‘thinking with her vagina’?
    As you were.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3621434, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Is Bob whinging to Sinc (again)

    Nup.
    Don’t think that is it either.
    It was “people” plural.
    I think Sinc has tumbled a little background game which has been going on for a while.

  143. MatrixTransform

    cast dispersions far and wide

    ABC explodes in ClusterFuckBomb Disaster

  144. cuckoo

    This week Nine’s 60 Minutes has been running an advert for the next ep in which the voiceover said “Cancel culture – has it gone too far?” over a montage of Gone with the Wind, Fawlty Towers etc. Midweek the voiceover was changed so that it now says “Political correctness – has it gone too far?” Nothing else about the ad has been altered.

    Could it be that the term ‘cancel culture’ has been cancelled? Or do they just think more people will recognize the term ‘political correctness’?

  145. Nick

    Pretty sure that wasn’t the trigger.

    To be honest, if there was a trigger, I must have missed it.

  146. Tintarella di Luna

    Amy Coney Barrett is a very attractive women, no wonder so many on the left are bilious with jealous.

    The left is populated by three-chaff-bag ugly women (both outside and in) and that includes the men. To the left Amy Coney Barrett represents Glinda, her very existence is a rebuke to their evil-heartedness.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Amy Coney Barrett is a very attractive women, no wonder so many on the left are bilious with jealous.

    Doom Pixie is unhappy with her.
    Greta Thunberg mocks Barrett for not having ‘views on climate change’ (15 Oct)
    Greta is an expert in everything, as we already know.

  148. No wonder there is so much stupid abroad, Laura Walk (the blind (SCOTUS clerk) has consumed a decade’s worth of smarts. There simply is insufficient intelligence left over to be distributed amongst the rest of us.
    She certainly makes one aware of our limitations.

  149. Nick

    I’m not sure our Victorian ‘Fat Blue Line’ realise that the lockdown will lead to an interesting cocktail of both, people on hard times, looking for petty crimes to make a few dollars and a public who think they stink. It will be popcorn time watching them deal with it.

  150. Mater

    To be honest, if there was a trigger, I must have missed it.

    Have to agree.
    Last night seemed fairly innocuous, compared to most nights.

  151. MatrixTransform

    That’s essentially what a Toyota is, but they make it convenient by including the charger in the vehicle.

    Motor-Generator set with wheels that can carry a infinite payload of virtue

  152. cuckoo

    CTV, CHCH display trigger warnings before airings of Seinfeld, The Brady Bunch

    Well there is that episode where Jerry Seinfeld was dating a girl of Native American ancestry and he thought it would be funny to give her a cigar store Indian as a present. Imagine my surprise when in deep-blue Pasadena a couple of years ago, to find a cigar store Indian prominently and unproblematically displayed outside a shop.

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    From the NT News. Bagot Road runs roughly north/south, and is three lanes each way separated by a nature strip. Near its intersection with the Stuart Highway, there is on one side a ‘town camp’, which is a monumental shitfight but easily the most attractive in the NT, and on the other a set of houso flats.

    The ‘locals’ infest this locale, and although there was a pedestrian overpass built some time ago there at stupendous expense, it must be culturally taboo to use it.

    Yesterday, two of them were scratched. The first bit of this piece deals with a bloke wandering around the inbound lanes at about 9.30 last night. Smacked by a couple coming home from the markets and killed. They’d only just reopened the road after –

    ‘This incident happened only hours after another pedestrian was hit by a car near the Stuart Hwy and Bagot Rd intersection in a separate incident on Friday afternoon.

    ‘One man reportedly tripped and then stumbled onto the road and into a moving car, the driver of which stopped to help him.

    ‘A group from a block of nearby flats then came to the scene and began attacking the driver.’

    This crew had been playing Frogger through all three outbound lanes, trying to get from the camp to the houso flats. They got to the median strip, and all but one got through all three inbound lanes as well. That one got to the final lane and boom.

    Helpfully, his companions started flogging the driver when he got out to lend a hand. Said driver, and rightly so, smacked a couple back, got back in his car and left them to it.

    Of course, this is whitey’s fault.

  154. Tintarella di Luna

    A very smart lady expert from the ANU sagely tells us not to use undiplomatic language and “cast dispersions far and wide.”

    Universities – my dear departed Papa often said that people who attended universities came out less educated than when they went in. In Italian the word “educato” means polite and ‘maleducato’ means rude. Sums up well the ‘maleducati’ spawned by our universities.

  155. cohenite

    Excellent Tom toons this morning (Lame Pics weren’t bad either); this being the pick with Spooner a strong second:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkdXnyCVcAA3mT0?format=jpg&name=medium

  156. OldOzzie

    Tale of Two Turbos: 911 Turbo S vs. Taycan Turbo S

    We drive the dickens out of Porsche’s new grand touring cars, one gasoline-powered, one electric.

  157. Nick

    I love how the Left hate ACB because she’s anti abortion, yet hate her because she won’t save future lives by going hard on climate change. Strange how a future life is worth more than a present one

  158. cohenite

    Mixed martial arts fighter Jorge Masvidal – aka “Gamebred Fighter” strongly supports Trump in a surprisingly lucid and well crafted speech; it begins about the 7 minute mark:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/10/16/cnn-gets-debunked-by-voters-during-live-segment-incredible-red-landslide-is-coming/

  159. Nick

    Have to agree.
    Last night seemed fairly innocuous, compared to most nights.

    I’m blaming Leigh and his black hand of blog wreckers. Oh wait.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    It was certainly less robust than usual, espeshully for a Friday.

    I guess some people require fainting couches.

    Wait, wait.

    Fainting couches! Furniture store blogs! It all makes sense now!

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Have to agree.
    Last night seemed fairly innocuous, compared to most nights.

    Part of a failed campaign to turn this place into “an exclusive furniture retailer” perhaps?

  162. No wonder there is so much stupid around, Laura Walk (the blind SCOTUS clerk) has consumed a decade’s worth of smarts. There is simply insufficient intelligence left to be distributed amongst the rest of us.
    She sure makes on aware of our personal limitations.

  163. pete m

    Before @jack appears at congress or senate it would pay to check his retweets to see if he ever spread any news based on a hack. Same for zuckerhead

  164. Tintarella di Luna

    No wonder there is so much stupid abroad, Laura Walk (the blind (SCOTUS clerk) has consumed a decade’s worth of smarts. There simply is insufficient intelligence left over to be distributed amongst the rest of us.
    She certainly makes one aware of our limitations.

    Sorry if this has been posted previously
    Laura Wolk testified at the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings

    I had the privilege of knowing a lady by the name of Jan Daisley — who, until the age of 17 was a good time gal destined for who knows what but an appendectomy (too much anaesthesia) rendered her blind and unable to walk – she was a magnificent symbol of what can be achieved notwithstanding what life throws at you – she studied at university and had several degrees – she wrote a couple of books Rebel with a Cause and another I Hear More Than You See – our diverse humanity and the human spirit is a wonder.

  165. I don’t get this furniture blog joke and if it is not explained to me, this blog will become a flooring solutions E commerce blog. 😂

  166. Heroic Gab,
    Are you able to give us a report on how the ‘protect and serve, just doing their job’, servants of the people are reacting to the unauthorised outburst of individual consciousness represented by the counter revolutionary bus.
    The overtime earning potential must have them queuing up to take a poke at you.

  167. notafan

    KD solution obvious. The highway should be elevated through this section and the land returned to the people.

  168. notafan

    It wasn’t the world war two.

    It was the maroon velvet jacket.

    And graziers.

    Always problematic.

  169. Oz US man Cameron Stewart refers to the Biden emails as Much Ado About Nothing.

    Meanwhile I look forward to the ABC’s Four Corners investigation that will clear Biden and implicate Trump.

  170. Ed Case

    ***Of course, this is whitey’s fault.***
    You’re the only one running that line.
    People get emotional at accident scenes involving their friends.
    Ambulance officers regularly get punched.
    Trying to cross 3 lanes of traffic in a 110 zone is hard to do.
    End of story.

  171. Steve trickler

    🤣 Sprung!

    Lurking journos, do have a good day.



  172. Tom

    There is an obvious gap in the market for a political blog specialising in exclusive furniture.

    The blog wreckers here just can’t see it.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Legalise Sedition

    #3621467, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

    I don’t get this furniture blog joke

    The other place.
    The bolt-hole we can all go to if, you know, “summink was to happen to shut down the Cat”.
    Has a name very close to that of a popular furniture retailer.

  174. Mark M

    Stevie Wright and Frank Zappa together on stage?

    You bet, but not as you think …

    (It is a pre-production soundcheck and camera angles)

  175. MatrixTransform

    Passion or serendipity always strikes for the heart.
    Rock music is not yet ready to die.
    Nothing of importance is not enough.
    That way loves a good joke!

    right Tragic?

  176. Top Ender

    Apparently Jessica has been at the airport to meet them:

    Two planes packed full of violent thugs, sex fiends, drug dealers and robbers have taken some of New Zealand’s worst criminals back to their homeland.

    The Saturday Herald Sun can also reveal bikies linked to the Comancheros, Black Power, Mongrel Mob and Nomads were also among the 31 crooks who were flown out of the country last week by the Australian Border Force (ABF).

    The 28 men — and three women — had been convicted of a range of serious criminal activities including domestic violence, grooming of minors, sex offences, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, stalking, kidnapping and drug offences.

    It is the latest salvo in the federal government’s war on overseas born criminals who cause mayhem in Australia.

    The government’s blitz stalled briefly when COVID-19 restrictions halted international travel.

    But over the past few months a series of charter flights have been organised to continue the deportation push.

    On October 6 a flight left Sydney before picking up some deportees in Brisbane and flying on to Auckland.

    The following day another plane left Sydney before stopping in Melbourne before heading to Auckland.

    Herald-Sun

  177. Correct. We have had enough about your weird obsessions with “Dettol Donny” and “Fatty 5-D”. You should listen more to “the sound common sense of most Australians”.

    Most Australians don’t comment here, old mate.
    Do a count of regular contributors.
    You’re an extreme minority, as well as a minority of extremists.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3621477, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:56 am

    There is an obvious gap in the market for a political blog specialising in exclusive furniture.

    Ya think?
    Last time I looked the regular contributors can be comfortably accommodated on an A-Mart three-seater couch.

  179. Nick

    Has a name very close to that of a popular furniture retailer.

    Franco Cazzo?

  180. MatrixTransform

    a popular furniture retailer

    Viktorians not permitted sleep on that couch

  181. notafan

    Why are you then bothering Bob?

    Surely your extraordinary insights are deserving of a wider audience.

  182. OldOzzie

    duncanm
    #3621469, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:49 am

    the serial number is on the federal subpoena, readily available.

    eg: here
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/10/14/joe-biden-lied-emails-show-hunter-biden-and-joe-biden-met-together-with-ukraine-energy-executives/comment-page-1/

    duncanm

    Thanks for that – Boy you have good eyes – I have to Zoom in to be able to read – with right eye Ocular Op waiting for 5 months, have gone with Cataract Surgery for deteriorating left eye early November.

    the serial number is on the federal subpoena – had to blow it up to get it, so thanks.

    Why have the authorities and MSM not chased up this Serial Number and the Western Digital Hard Drive Serial Number?

  183. MatrixTransform

    Franco Cazzo?

    phrasing

  184. Yet again the bleeding obvious question?

    That doesn’t matter anymore,OldOz.
    The Biden camp hasn’t disputed the provenance of the hard drive. And Hunters personal lawyer has contacted the FBI(I think?Could be the repair guy?) to request the laptop back.
    It’s definitely Biden’s.
    Now the real question is can the DNC hide Joe&Kamala from questions about it til Election Day, while the FakeNews runs dead or interference for them?
    Definitely no 3rd Debate.
    Covid for both will work beautifully for the Deep State. Bring them out to the balcony to wave at the cameras the day before and cross fingers the ballot cheating program works!
    Nah, I don’t think they can pull that off.
    They can, but,as usual, it will boomerang.

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘***Of course, this is whitey’s fault.***
    You’re the only one running that line.

    Ahhh, no. No, I’m not.

    ‘Trying to cross 3 lanes of traffic in a 110 zone is hard to do.’

    So don’t do it. It’s a 70 zone at that point, and it’s six lanes. These people’s expectation is that the cars will slow down and stop for them. Because they’re shitfaced, and because apparently it’s their right.

    But still. The day’s not complete without a corflutes report. Hopefully with a side dissertation on the prevalence of traffic control bats in SEQ, adjusted on a seasonal basis.

  186. notafan

    Assuming Dan wanted white wash at hotel enquiry, what’s going on?

    Rachel Baxendale and Peta Credlin remaining unsilenced despite gargantuan efforts on the part of the Twitter Tyrants?.

    Jenny crawling out from under the bus.

    Adem S sticking an oar in.

    Handing in phone records, extraordinary sitting of the enquiry.

    Sunday changes before Tuesday charges?

  187. Has a name very close to that of a popular furniture retailer.

    Enough with your parlour games!
    I’m not Alan Turing FFS

  188. Top Ender

    Good news! Greens to have less children!

    Greens founder Bob Brown says Australia needs to be a leader in helping drive down the “alarming” rate of global population growth as he laments the reluctance of the environmental movement to ­address the issue.

    Dr Brown spoke out after Greens leader Adam Bandt this week played down the environmental impact of a growing population, with the issue likely to drive a wedge between the party’s dual support base of dedicated environmentalists and inner-city cosmopolitans who are in favour of high levels of migration.

    With population increasing from 2.5 billion to nearly eight billion in his lifetime, Dr Brown, 75, said Australia should be “leading a global discussion” to avoid projections of an 11bn population by the end of the century. He said the global population should ideally begin to fall before 2100.

    “It has more than tripled in my lifetime. It is nearly, but not as, alarming as the consumption of the planet growth rate. We are ­already using more than what the planet can supply and we use more than the living fabric of the planet in supply. That’s why we wake up every day to fewer fisheries, less forests, more extinctions and so on.

    “The human herd at eight billion is the greatest herd of mammals ever on this planet and it is unsustainable to have that growing.”

    Greenpeace, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society told The Weekend Australian they did not discuss the issue of population growth.

    Oz

  189. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3621487, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Has a name very close to that of a popular furniture retailer.

    Franco Cazzo?

    May as well be.
    Draws about as much traffic as Franco.
    😀😀😀😀

  190. Old School Conservative

    Shy Ted, my wife just had to resuscitate me.
    “What’s wrong – why are you choking?” she said.
    All I could reply was “….black dog…..wall…..black dog”.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #3621498, posted on October 17, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Has a name very close to that of a popular furniture retailer.

    Enough with your parlour games!
    I’m not Alan Turing FFS

    Oh Jeez.
    Freedom Furniture.
    The bolt hole.
    “Nice blog ya got here. If anything was to happen to it we got somewhere to go.”
    That one.
    Sounds a bit like Freedom Furniture.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Draws about as much traffic as Franco.’

    Just repeat customers too.

  193. Leigh Lowe

    Trying to cross 3 lanes of traffic in a 110 zone is hard to do.

    Not if you use the $4 million pedestrian overpass built specifically for that purpose just metres away.

  194. notafan

    That furniture store still there in Footscray. Same furniture in the window since forever.

    Lol KD

  195. feelthebern

    I was in fact the only Army bloke ever to have posted to Townsville since WW2.

    For some reason KD, this made me laugh coffee out my nose.
    On re-reading it isn’t exactly that funny.
    Maybe I misread it & my lizard brain took over.

  196. Cassie of Sydney

    I see the religion of pieces has been active in France and living up to its name…..an adherent decapitated a teacher’s head overnight all because the teacher chose to show his students some pictures of the religion of pieces’ peterfile prophet. I suppose all we will here from the usual suspects…including the racist who posts here…is that the adherent was suffering from some undisclosed “mental illness”. Ho hum.

  197. feelthebern

    Macron took the red pill at some point over the past six months.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3621504, posted on October 17, 2020 at 10:10 am

    ‘Draws about as much traffic as Franco.’

    Just repeat customers too.

    Why do you reckon absinthe friends were constantly referring to a place to go “in case this place shut down” then immediately trying to trigger discussions of a verboten subject in an attempt to create a foundation for a “cyber bullying” complaint?

  199. notafan

    The French police don’t play.

  200. mh

    cohenite
    #3621476, posted on October 17, 2020 at 9:56 am
    Lady questioner at Trump’s Town Hall: you’re so handsome when you smile: the big, handsome lunk blushes:

    Looks like plenty of knockers at that Town Hall.

  201. Townsville Crocs. 🐊⛹️

    Literal lizard people. 🦎👫

    Think about it!

  202. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “The human herd at eight billion is the greatest herd of mammals ever on this planet and it is unsustainable to have that growing.”

    soylent green!!

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