Monday Forum: October 19, 2020

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  1. calli

    Congratulations Lizzie! 👶 🎉

  2. Herodotus

    The “presidential” debates are conducted as if nobody had seen the two of them before. Nobody had seen the Democrats in the house or Senate. Nobody had seen the riots and looting. Nobody knew that the Bidens were under suspicion. Nobody knew about the dodgy impeachment which went on for ages. Nobody knew Joe was having difficulty in many ways. Nobody knew the MSM has perpetrated such perfidy that it’s hard to believe. Nobody knew what the Dem states were doing. Nobody knew … anything. Except that some of them might be “undecided”. Well duh! What sort of ignorami are we pandering to?

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And in other news, Hairy and I are very pleased to announce the birth of a second grandson

    All good wishes, LizzieB

  4. Cassie of Sydney

    Mazaltov Lizzie. Speak soon.

  5. notafan

    Only those made in cash, Calli not regular online transfers.

  6. rickw

    Dickhead Dan losing control:

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also, ’tis the Springtime when all young things are born and growing.
    Check my Gravatar for the latest on my nestlings beside the terrace high up above our lower garden.
    It will be a worrying day when they decide to launch themselves into the air. They are getting up and flapping their little wings in hope and ambition, and one of them is already growing white tail feathers.

    Mum and dad are still doing sterling work at the feeding, arriving with plentiful grubs and worms and a small grasshopper, which doesn’t look comfortable but gets poked down the throat same as the slippery stuff.

  8. Top Ender

    NT Country Liberals Senator Sam McMahon has lashed out at an ambitious solar project earmarked for the Barkly region – billed to be the largest in the world – labelling it a “great hoax”.

    The $20 billion Sun Cable solar project, whose location was announced on Wednesday, is expected to take up 12,000 hectares of the 1,033,101-hectare Newcastle Waters Station currently owned by the Consolidated Pastoral Company.

    Supplying energy to Singapore via a 4,500-kilometre undersea high voltage direct current transmission cable, the project has been heralded by the NT Government as the linchpin for a much-needed economic and environmental boost for the NT.

    Despite a global transition to renewables, the plans, however, have earned the ire of the Senator.
    “Renewables are the dole bludgers of the the (sic) energy mix. They are a great hoax perpetrated by the industry on the gullible,” Ms McMahon posted to social media last night.
    “Yet this Gunner Government thinks it is a great idea to take up huge tracts of productive land, build a solar farm of non-recyclable panals (sic), the size of which the world has never seen, in an area that is totally hostile to solar panel efficiency and run a 4500km extension cord to Singapore.
    “If you think that is a good idea, I have a small block of land with awesome views on Jupiter I’m prepared to sell you at a great price!”

    Link

  9. Great shot of the kiddies you can see, Lizzie! Looks so tight in that abode.

    Best wishes for the other one. Hopefully able to enjoy more room!

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m getting very sick of Jack Thompson murdering a stanza of Dorothea’s lovely poem in a woolworths advert.

    Me too. Ask Hairy about my annoyed response every time it comes up.
    He wasn’t brought up in Australia and doesn’t know how to take proper offense at this misuse.

  11. Gab

    Is there any actual footage of a man hitting the horse?

  12. calli

    Only those made in cash, Calli not regular online transfers.

    Yes.

    I’m not much of a criminal, but if I wanted to not leave a paper trail it would be cash at various amounts up to $9k or thereabouts.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Best wishes for the other one. Hopefully able to enjoy more room!

    When daughter and son-in-law transferred to Brisbane after selling in Sydney they were able to buy a huge old Queenslander in a good suburb, with a big pool, completely renovate it and still come out better off. So yes, there is heaps of room for this new little chap to grow up, swim and kick a footie around with his dad.

    In the nest though, the real estate is stretched to the limit. Mum is a great housekeeper and it is still neat and tidy with a decent sewage system as mum removes the limed pellets they produce, but as all four have survived it’s a fight for space in there now. It is a hoot to watch her trying to settle down on top of the heaving mass of feathers and down at bedtime, but she somehow manages it with heads peeking out all over. The weather on the weekend may be wet and windy so she will need to be on nest duty then and hunger may have to wait.

  14. Gab

    Best wishes to you, Lizzie and Hairy.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    A couple of nice stories on local Ncl news for Aussie military history Cats.

    WW2 SEA AMBULANCE ON THE MOVE DOWN TO THE HUNTER

    She would be the AH 1733 Krawarree, about to be restored.

    Then the second story was a flypast at Williamtown, video of which the local news briefly showed – but sadly not on their website yet. It was a worthy flypast since in the very few seconds shown I guessed them to be a F/A-18, a Kittyhawk and a Buffalo.

    Did fairly well, I got two out of three. The third was a Wirraway. What a wonderful thing it was to see a Wirraway, a F/A-18 and a Kittyhawk flying in formation! I hope the footage appears on the net somewhere.

    https://www.airforce.gov.au/operations/flying-operations/low-flying-aircraft-formation-over-raaf-base-williamtown

    There will be a formation flypast over RAAF Base Williamtown on 23 October as part of the official dedication of a new five-storey office building to be named for Leonard ‘Len’ Waters, the only known Indigenous RAAF fighter pilot of World War II.

    TIME AND DATE: 10.10am – 10.20am, Friday 23 October 2020
    FORMATION: A 77SQN F/A-18A Hornet, a 2SQN E-7A Wedgetail, as well as an historic P-40E Kittyhawk and potentially a CAC Wirraway aircraft will fly over the base from east – west before landing.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    The Light Horsemen, Indian and French Cavalry, British Yeomanry and Horse Artillery.all moved through the city at a slow walk, with sabres drawn.

    The bullshit and unrest stopped right there and then.

    Some years ago (when we could freely wander the earth) we went to the Palio in Siena.
    Lots of preliminaries before the race.
    One was a display of about 14 or 16 Italian cavalry.
    Two or three laps of the track at a trot, then a lap at full gallop, standing straight up in the stirrups with sabres pointed straight out.
    Spine tingling stuff.

  17. Mark A

    parsimonious

    Good word that.
    Going to use it to correct the next person who calls me cheap.
    I’m frugal I used to say. 😘

  18. notafan

    That’s called ‘structuring’ and it can get picked up any time a reporting institution gets ‘suspicious’ unless you can move large amounts of cash permanently outside the system.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    she somehow manages it with heads peeking out all over.

    Lizzie – They make do. The northern noisy tribe recently managed to raise five hatchlings to fledging. A noisy nest is about the size of an eggcup. It would’ve been like Parramatta Rd on a bad day. Sadly two were eaten, but the other three appear to be in good shape. More noisy chicks are on the way also. Henry Ford learned mass production from noisy miners.

  20. pete m

    Mark A ya cheap sod post on ya lame pics already and don’t squib on the quality or quantity or we’ll know ya for a parsimonious ponce ya are.

  21. Arky

    we went to the Palio in Siena.

    ..
    Russian disinformation.

  22. calli

    Thanks, nota. Now you know why I’m not much of a criminal! I’d be in the hoosegow in a flash. 🙂

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3630320, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    we went to the Palio in Siena.

    ..
    Russian disinformation.

    I refuse to be lectured to by someone who buries excess conc in their yard.

  24. Cassie of Sydney

    I’m frugal I used to say. 😘”

    Frugality (or thriftiness) is a virtue…a now underrated virtue. All our parents, grandparents and beyond were “frugal”. I like cooking frugal food…it is nutritious, economical and tasty. We need more frugality.

  25. notafan

    I was convinced your plans were serious Calli 🙂

  26. rickw

    Is there any actual footage of a man hitting the horse?

    Gab, see post at 6:45, I think this is it.

    Basically cockhead Vicpol decided that Free People shall not pass, lest they turn up at the hunchback’s lair.

  27. Arky

    someone who buries excess conc in their yard.

    ..
    I didn’t say my yard.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    ..
    I didn’t say my yard.

    Right.
    So the poor nonna next door will break her wrist when she tries to plant the tomatoes on Cup Day.

  29. calli

    someone who buries excess conc in their yard.

    Stops the dog digging up the corpse.

  30. Rockdoctor

    Wow 16 pages in 4 hours of catch up… Impressive thread,

  31. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3630333, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    someone who buries excess conc in their yard.

    Stops the dog digging up the corpse.

    At least he didn’t put it in Nonna’s bin, I suppose.

  32. Dot

    These “authorised officers” and cops need to be doxxed.

    Real cops showed their face, knew what law they were enforcing and would leave you alone if you weren’t violent, drunk, loud and had your clothes on.

    Who are these “authorised officers” and why do they have judicial power (where is that fuckwit’s mask!)?

    That cop should be arrested. She’s literally making shit up on the spot.

    This kind of crap will incite civil unrest.

    No. I ‘m not joking and I am not overreacting.

    Now if all these compliant coppers and “authorised cumstains” are just ALP operatives, why when the government falls, would it be immoral to target them?

    Impliedly unconstitutional yes, but why immoral?

    We are in a very dangerous position.

    Any sane person should consider if they wish to continue living in Australia or not.

  33. Geez, Steve Bannon has been in a filthy paddock. He needs one of those charitable barbers who shave down the homeless.

  34. Dot

    What about those charitable personal trainers who work with 660 lb slobs who take up two airline seats?

  35. Arnost

    No. I ‘m not joking and I am not overreacting.

    I’m overreacting. This is just not the Australia that my dad brought his family to. It’s very much like (or worse) than the Eastern European shithole we ran away from!

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    He needs one of those charitable barbers who shave down the homeless.

    It’s his trademark silly.
    You been living under a rock?
    Victoria, ok, no need to answer.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #3630347, posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Geez, Steve Bannon has been in a filthy paddock. He needs one of those charitable barbers who shave down the homeless.

    That’s not a TV m0nster.
    It’s a mirror.

  38. Eyrie

    I’m overreacting. This is just not the Australia that my dad brought his family to. It’s very much like (or worse) than the Eastern European shithole we ran away from!

    Arnost, hate to tell you but this IS is the Australia that was always lurking just underneath the surface.
    Australians have no rights, never have and there are no limits to what government may do to the inhabitants of this country. We don’t rate “citizens”, just cattle.

  39. Bundyrum

    Hilarious one, were you there today or still hiding under your bed?
    Genuine question.

  40. Bannon used to be relatively clean shaven and well presented, if a bit scrofulous, but now he looks like Jack Nicholson walking down the aisle upchucking cherries in Witches of Eastwick.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Out on the boat, Ted (the very similar one).
    Tell us again how you “shorted the NYC property market” Ted.
    I’m enthralled by that one.

  42. Dot

    1788 – Kafkaesque penal colony.

    2 0 2 0 – K a f k a e s q u e – p e n a l – c o l o n y

  43. Cassie of Sydney

    “That’s not a TV m0nster.
    It’s a mirror.”

    I think the donut glutton is easily confused.

  44. Eyrie

    When my spirits need a lift, I go to this website and associated threads:

    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51332.msg2145792;topicseen#new

    Scroll down the page.
    Elon’s folks are building us a way out. This thing is gorgeous.

  45. Tim Neilson

    Real cops showed their face, knew what law they were enforcing and would leave you alone if you weren’t violent, drunk, loud and had your clothes on.

    Is three out of four ok?
    Asking for a friend.

  46. Rockdoctor

    These “authorised officers” and cops need to be doxxed.

    Real cops showed their face, knew what law they were enforcing and would leave you alone if you weren’t violent, drunk, loud and had your clothes on.

    Regrettably I agree with all the above. I watched the footage provided by Gab prolly 10 pages or so ago and was pretty disgusted. Reignite Democracy obviously knew who he was and didn’t publish the exchange to ascertain his identity and authority to even be injecting himself.

    They should have with name & position. The only way these guys will learn is when they start getting cold shoulders when picking the kids up from school or at the kids sport.

    I am old enough to remember the Iron Curtain and the USSR though being not long of working age when it collapsed into a stinking heap. Papers, denouncers/informers, special treatment for the party elite; getting very hard to not make parallels…

  47. Roger

    1788 – Kafkaesque penal colony.

    2 0 2 0 – K a f k a e s q u e – p e n a l – c o l o n y

    In 1788 the compulsory residents were guilty of real crimes, even if the penalty was overly severe.

    And they had the possibility of redemption, which most eventually availed themselves of.

    Australia in 2020 is not nearly so enlightened.

  48. Arky

    m0nty
    #3630360, posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    ..
    Why are you watching chick flicks?
    Grow some balls.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Geez, Steve Bannon has been in a filthy paddock. He needs one of those charitable barbers who shave down the homeless

    Monty you look like a blancmange that has fallen under a single guy’s couch.

    Personal abuse does not become you.

  50. Dot

    Don’t question his masculinity Arky.

  51. Bundyrum

    Hilarious person of the blog, I told you how I did it, I sold bananas cheap, I scored a fortune.
    Now you tell me how much you love Dan & how you appreciate incarceration…maybe walk the 5 klms to your garden gate to think on it.
    Don’t forget to allow the peasantry on your land to eat while you suck up to your luvvies in Parliament you fkn wimp.

  52. Arky

    Don’t question his masculinity Arky.

    ..
    I would never question anyone’s masculinity Dorothy.

  53. Dot

    I just question if he can find it…

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Calm down Ted (the very similar one).
    You need to get out and do a bit of campaigning for Pauline.
    PHON looks like handing the election to Palace-Chook.
    Put your best blue singlet on and get to it Ted.

  55. Arky

    I would never question anyone’s masculinity

    Snort.

  56. Bear Necessities

    I was watching the news and I was imagining that any of those masked protestors in Melbourne was Tailgunner. Unfortunately I couldn’t see a masked frog!

    Is Tailgunner OK?

    Hopefully he is not under arrest.

    Speak to us Tailgunner!

  57. Dot

    Snort – well played, chortle.

  58. Ed Case

    Some suggestion that Hunter Biden had a “dalliance” with his 14 year old niece.
    Even if true, it won’t stop Joe winning a Landslide, but you’d have to wonder if the apple didn’t fall far from the tree …

  59. Dot

    Joe winning a Landslide

    ???

    Why would Pennsylvanians want to vote for Biden?

  60. woolfe

    So whats worse cardigan warriors, waving a flag at a horse carrying a fat well armed totalitarian storm trooper, or arresting and handcuffing a pajama clad pregnant woman in front of her kids for a facebook post?

  61. Farmer Gez

    Notice how BLM and Antifa have gone all quiet.

    The Dems are worried and have called the attack dogs to heel.

  62. Tim Neilson

    So whats worse cardigan warriors, waving a flag at a horse carrying a fat well armed totalitarian storm trooper, or arresting and handcuffing a pajama clad pregnant woman in front of her kids for a facebook post?

    Neither is good. Opposing Maximum Leader’s incompetence and totalitarianism doesn’t require assaulting an animal.

  63. Ed Case

    Trump got elected on Build The Wall.
    Now Trump is trying to get reelected on Black Employment Is Up 3.75%.
    But he still hasn’t Built The Wall.
    Forget Pennsylvania. Forget Texas. Forget Florida. Forget Ohio. Forget Michigan.
    Trump won’t win 50 Electoral College votes.

  64. Dot

    Do you reckon he’ll get zero ECV, Ed?

  65. Rex Anger

    Trump got elected on Build The Wall.
    Now Trump is trying to get reelected on Black Employment Is Up 3.75%.
    But he still hasn’t Built The Wall.
    Forget Pennsylvania. Forget Texas. Forget Florida. Forget Ohio. Forget Michigan.
    Trump won’t win 50 Electoral College votes.

    New item on the huge list of things Edgy doesn’t like, Cats!

    1 Donald James Trump.

  66. Tim Neilson

    Trump got elected on Build The Wall.
    Now Trump is trying to get reelected on Black Employment Is Up 3.75%.
    But he still hasn’t Built The Wall.

    Fair (and accurate) comment.

    Forget Pennsylvania. Forget Texas. Forget Florida. Forget Ohio. Forget Michigan.
    Trump won’t win 50 Electoral College votes.

    But I still think you’re being unduly pessimistic. Just as one example, Joe’s going to shut down fossil fuels, which won’t go down well in Texas and Pennsylvania.

  67. miltonf

    The Dems are worried and have called the attack dogs to heel.

    Yep. Who in the DNC would be calling the shots I wonder. That Perez is a particularly nasty piece of work even by demonrat standards. Maybe him?

  68. Rex Anger

    New item on the huge list of things Edgy doesn’t like, Cats!

    1 Donald James Trump.

    He probably eats carbs or something.

    And thinks Buteyko breathing is a crock.

    And he supports policemen. And female judges And and and…

  69. woolfe

    So when Maximum Leader’s totalitarianism is enforced from an animal we should all cower and grovel? OK.

  70. Nick

    I kind of wish that Andrews had gone to the GF. He’d have been lynched upon his return to Melbourne

  71. Herodotus

    Henry Ford learned mass production from noisy miners.

    Not from the ones at our place. They build nests that barely cling to a few fronds descending from the Oak or large Callistemon while ignoring the monster ( more stable and protective) Camellia tree nearby.

  72. Tim Neilson

    So when Maximum Leader’s totalitarianism is enforced from an animal we should all cower and grovel? OK.

    Did you see the video? There was no need to do what he did.
    If it gets to the stage of a physical confrontation, pull the rider off. Don’t assault the horse.

  73. rickw

    We are in a very dangerous position.

    Any sane person should consider if they wish to continue living in Australia or not.

    Squads of heavily armed and completely immoral fuckwits is not going to end well.

  74. Herodotus

    When the Noisies chased away a lovely Eastern Rosella and habitually harassed our Scalies I lost all sympathy for them.

  75. Steve trickler

    Kaitlin continues doing Gods work.



  76. rickw

    Did you see the video? There was no need to do what he did.
    If it gets to the stage of a physical confrontation, pull the rider off. Don’t assault the horse.

    Tim, I’m a great fan off horses, but in reality treatment of the horses is an irrelevancy, indeed I think the deployment and use of horses by Vikpol is calculated as the only means of garnering any public sympathy for their shit stained reputation.

    The real question is exactly what the hell were Vikpol doing? The fat transitioning lesbian fuck says that people have a right to protest. The People turn up to protest basically in the middle of a park away from everything and Vikpol is immediately start restricting their movement and pressing in on them. What Vikpol did had no rhyme or reason to it other than a show of force against The People.

    Totalitarian.

  77. Rex Anger

    So when Maximum Leader’s totalitarianism is enforced from an animal we should all cower and grovel? OK.

    If he was attempting to unhorse a mounted policeman, that fellow did a very poor job.

    His flagpole was structurally weak- It snapped on swipe no. 3. And unfairly tickled the horse instead of poking the policeman.

    If he intended to do the job properly, the pole should at least have a boxing glove taped to the end…

    Boop!

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Notice how BLM and Antifa have gone all quiet.
    The Dems are worried and have called the attack dogs to heel.

    Yep, they’ve been frightening the wymminses.

  79. Snoopy

    New Zealand is now home to the queerest parliament in the world

    I guess it takes the sting out of losing 20% of their GDP.

  80. Arky

    People might want to peruse this lot of old bollocks from Beaugan published on my website.
    Thanks BG.
    Comments will be open for a limited time:
    ..
    https://wordpress.com/post/wildspectre.home.blog/170

  81. Ed Case

    Joe doesn’t need to convince Republican Voters to switch to him, he doesn’t even need to convince them to stay home, Trump’s doing that job for him.
    I’d say the LNP has a hell of a lot better chance of winning Qld on October 31.

  82. Nick

    New Zealand is now home to the queerest parliament in the world

    Well, it is at the arse end of the planet.

  83. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Rex Anger at 6:34 pm:

    “If horsemen are going to be used to quell riotousness, then they go with sabres drawn.

    At the … the surrender of Damascus … 10th Australian Light Horse (WA) had taken the city. … T.E.Lawrence … Arab column were to be gifted the ‘honour’ of occupying the city first.

    … The Arabs caused such pandemonium in the streets, that on October 2nd, General Harry Chauvel of the Australian Mounted Division felt a need to march his entire command through the city in order to calm everything down.

    The Light Horsemen, Indian and French Cavalry, British Yeomanry and Horse Artillery.all moved through the city at a slow walk, with sabres drawn.

    The bullshit and unrest stopped right there and then.”

    My father was among them – Egypt, Gallipoli, Egypt, Jordan then up through the Holy Lands. He took me to see Lawrence of Arabia (who he saw plenty of) and I recall his comment that Anthony Quinn portrayed Auda Abu Tayi accurately enough.

  84. woolfe

    Exactly my thoughts rickw. I would think your freedom from a tyrant is worth more than a scared horse.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    When the Noisies chased away a lovely Eastern Rosella and habitually harassed our Scalies I lost all sympathy for them.

    Hero – This is an interesting bit of nature in action. My noisies are now acclimatised to all Cafe Bruce clientelle. They ignore them. Down the road one of my friendly kooka graduates has set up a territory, and I’ve seen her pilloried by noisies, but here she is untouched. But the local ones persecute crows and channel-bills as usual. Scalies are halal, as are currawongs, magpies, rainbows, kookas and even the herons. Recently they’ve even stopped persecuting blue-faced honeyeaters, who like to come and bathe in the water container. I suppose it helps I’ve been doing this nearly a decade, but the contrast between the local group and the wild ones only half a k away is remarkable.

    Not sure this helps you though.

  86. rickw

    Arms for peasants against mounted fuckwits:

  87. Mater

    Please. Enough talk of going head-to-head with a princess mounted on a police horse.
    You’ll give Arky flashbacks.
    The last things we need is him wigging-out…again!

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    New Zealand is now home to the queerest parliament in the world

    I guess it takes the sting out of losing 20% of their GDP.

    Fixed after November 3 when Hollywood actyxes mass migrate, with their millions, to Middle Earth.

  89. Bruce of Newcastle

    Learn the Art of Combat – Halberd Fighting Fundamentals

    Original Swiss Army knife.
    Good against armoured infantry, who you hook and pull over.
    Good against cavalry horses, who get piked.
    Good against plebs, who get axed.
    No wonder the Pope still has them.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    Fox and Friends nuking Biden over his corruption.

    Finally.

    Let’s hope the levy breaks.

  91. Arky

    Sorry.
    Here’s the Dr. BG article.
    https://wildspectre.home.blog/
    Click on the top one.

  92. Rex Anger

    @ Mick-

    My father was among them – Egypt, Gallipoli, Egypt, Jordan then up through the Holy Lands.

    Lucky bastard- My association with the history of this time was only Regimental, throgh the descendant units of the 3rd and 12th ALH.

    A SQN 12/16HRL still holds (to the best of my knowledge) an original Gallipoli invasiin map, as well as a sketch map of the charge at Beersheba in October 1917.

    It’s amazing what artifacts and records the old families in the New England still hold.m

  93. Listening to Tom Elliott earlier. A couple of callers phoned in to say that the police sort of agitated for disorder. It was incredible to hear. I heard a horse was smacked in the head with a steel rod? Now call me sceptical, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a couple of Antifa clowns in the crowd.

  94. Rex Anger

    @ Black Ball-

    Thin wooden rod. Broken on the third swing. It is in one of the videos previously shown on this thread earlier

  95. max

    Mick, what were his thoughts on Lawrence of A ?

  96. miltonf

    Governments in most western countries have been at war with their own people for decades now. It’s been more low level, boiling frog sort of stuff- mass migration, increasing energy costs. In Victoria it’s been amped up bigly- attacking and harassing citizens. Criminalizing daily life.

  97. miltonf

    A couple of callers phoned in to say that the police sort of agitated for disorder. It was incredible to hear.

    The same organization that gave a murderer an escort into the CBD from Yarraville.

  98. miltonf

    In the last five year there have been three murders in the Melb CDB ifrc? Bourke Street, Mr Pelligrini and Flinders St.

  99. Rockdoctor

    12/16 HRL still have active Ares depots in Muswellbrook and Tamworth I believe. Interesting as I am in the Hunter. My dad had an association with another NSW based Cav unit before transferring to Infantry and ultimately going to Vietnam.

    Grandfather WWII, service corps from NSW. Did ME with some varied service from field ambulance to some other detachments and Pacific ending up at Moratai & Balikpapan in DUK-W’s apparently.

  100. mh

    Sportsbet have LNP at $3.00.

    Value bet.

  101. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Rex Anger at 9:17 pm:

    “@ Mick-

    My father was among them – Egypt, Gallipoli, Egypt, Jordan then up through the Holy Lands.

    Lucky bastard …

    He was – he had extraordinary experiences rare for a young bloke in those times. After 1918 he stayed on in the Middle East working for a horse trader flogging stock left behind due to re-entry restrictions (disease concerns etc). He accompanied mobs delivered by ship to the Indian army and the like and saw the world.

    He returned home in the ’20s to work for years as a breaker and stockman for the Cattle King (he knew Idriess, AB Paterson from the Egypt sojourn) rode exhibitions with Skuthorpe’s rough riders, boxed in Sharman’s tents, cattle drives from QLD to Melbourne and so on. He was a good story teller so we heard much of his experiences first hand as children and teenagers. He was determined for us all to study history – I had read much of CEW Bean’s work, Seven Pillars of Wisdom and the Sykes–Picot Agreement before I turned twenty.

  102. Mark A

    Arky
    #3630413, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    People might want to peruse this lot of old bollocks from Beaugan published on my website.
    Thanks BG.
    Comments will be open for a limited time:

    Interesting topic, I tend to agree with Dr BG although I also have a God in my life.
    Perchance not as outwardly devout as some.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Joe doesn’t need to convince Republican Voters to switch to him, he doesn’t even need to convince them to stay home, Trump’s doing that job for him.

    another gasbag without skin in the game, put real money on biden or STFU

  104. Arky

    Mark A
    #3630446, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    ..
    Please feel free to add your ideas to the comments Mark.
    1. I would like your feedback.
    2. I would like to see that the comments function on the site works OK.

  105. Mother Lode

    I think we can excuse a little casualness latinising Greek and demand some of our progressive trolls wend their way in rent clothing beating their chests, professing “Mea copra! Mea copra! Mea maxima copra!”

    (Through my being a shit! Through my being a shit! Through my being a gigantic shit!)

    An appropriate motto for the premier wrongologists weaving their way among us.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mea maxima copra!

    Big coconuts.

  107. Rex Anger

    @ RockDoctor

    12/16 HRL still have active Ares depots in Muswellbrook and Tamworth I believe. Interesting as I am in the Hunter. My dad had an association with another NSW based Cav unit before transferring to Infantry and ultimately going to Vietnam.

    Yep. A SQN is in NSW, with an additional Troop depot in Armidale as well. B SQN moved from Muswellbrook to Caboolture a few years back.

    Your dad would have been associated with 1/15 Royal NSW Lancers, who were running Centurions at the time. They have got Southern NSW and the ACT.

  108. Rex Anger

    I think we can excuse a little casualness latinising Greek and demand some of our progressive trolls wend their way in rent clothing beating their chests, professing “Mea copra! Mea copra! Mea maxima copra!”

    (Through my being a shit! Through my being a shit! Through my being a gigantic shit!)

    Is it bad that I would consider using this sort of malapropism to deliberately upset a Latin professor?

    (I am something of a cheeky shit. And this is kinda Colourful, Dashing and Daring in a way…)

  109. Helen

    So beautiful young men took their lives because she rejected them. I think the socks are a nice touch.

  110. rickw

    Mr Pete goes corn harvesting:

  111. Mother Lode

    Big coconuts.

    Hence the appeal to sloppy latinisation of Greek (Kopros).

  112. Tiger, judging from today’s postings you literally sit on the couch all day and watch Fox News. You are in no position to criticise, jellyguts.

  113. Rockdoctor

    Cheers Rex, I am well aware of dads 7 RAR, 5/7 RAR and later service that as a child I was caught up with but not much about his earlier service.

  114. Rex Anger

    @ Helen-

    You are a cruel, unusual and viciously deceptive human being.

    Well done! 😄

    (You also owe me a bottle of Eye Bleach…)

  115. Mark A

    Helen
    #3630457, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    So beautiful young men took their lives because she rejected them. I think the socks are a nice touch.

    Any info about what happened to their guide dogs and white canes?

  116. Rex Anger

    Tiger, judging from today’s postings you literally sit on the couch all day and watch Fox News. You are in no position to criticise, jellyguts.

    mUnted, Reverse Cards (Otherwise known as No, U!), belon in a Uno deck, not on the Cat.

    Also, please stop projecting. I’m already out of eye bleach thanks to Helen.

    Go back to your basement- Your donuts are going crumbly.

  117. Dr Faustus

    And under the bus she goes:

    Australia Post Chair, Lucio Di Bartolomeo, revealed late on Friday that a search of the government-owned organisation’s records could find no evidence that the Cartier watches were approved at a meeting as described by Ms Holgate or subsequent meetings.

    Thunk!

  118. Mother Lode

    Wow, Helen.

    Words fail except for a straggling “every branch on the way down”.

    An I-slamic hostility to representations of the human form, and a consequent inability to re-flesh out a coarse grainy depiction, plus a likely paucity in opportunities to develop informed experience, may well have made those knee-caps the cause of many a late night kinetic grunting and gurgling (and sticky pyjamas) in Persia.

    Personally I would recommend Truefitt and Hill shaving soap, and frequent use of a K-Tel potato peeler.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #3630460, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Tiger, judging from today’s postings you literally sit on the couch all day and watch Fox News. You are in no position to criticise, jellyguts.

    Gentlepeople
    Please refrain from fat-shaming.
    It’s not that sort of blog.

  120. Cheers Rex. Just catching up on things, haven’t scrolled up.
    Monty = White Goodman at the conclusion of Dodgeball

  121. mh

    CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Thursday during the presidential debate that he has “never said I oppose fracking.”

    VERDICT: FALSE. Biden has consistently criticized fracking and has promised to ban the process, along with his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/22/fact-check-joe-biden-claims-have-never-said-i-oppose-fracking/

  122. Terry McCrann in today’s Hun is quite scathing of SloMo in relation to Holgate. An excellent article

  123. rickw

    Anyone who thinks Vikpol had any sense of decency or morality should think again. The organisation is full of dysfunctional thugs who will do precisely what they’re told.

    (The Nazi’s used exactly the same “prestige for wankers” in their own recruiting strategy, take a loser, give them a uniform, give them a gun, tell them they’re something special, part of something bigger and incredibly important, and they will murder to the ends of the earth for you.)

  124. Mother Lode

    So beautiful young men took their lives because she rejected them.

    After degrading themselves to pay court to such a dour underground-adapted creature, to be rejected would have to be the final and fatal humiliation.

    Every one of those young men who died would have expired with an expression of blissful release.

  125. Steve trickler

    S7 acting like VicPol.

    Classic scene.



  126. Been discussed here rickw. I am certainly of the view that you don’t take your kids to protests.

  127. cohenite

    The fat little kunt has gushed a torrent of piss-take; he must have seen something in the debate today not readily apparent to normal folk.

  128. Dr Faustus

    Terry McCrann in today’s Hun is quite scathing of SloMo in relation to Holgate. An excellent article

    The Board is composed of statutory authority hacks and Liberal/LNP grandees put out to graze on the public purse; about 50:50 Trumble Morrison appointees.

    Free kick to Labor and the Greens.

  129. dover_beach

    Funny how Monty thinks Biden’s comments on energy means Texas is no longer ‘in play’ but has nothing to say how this will play in fracking states like Penn. The polls out of Penn next week will be interesting.

  130. Albatross

    See we’re concern trolling over a bloody horse now.

    I would sacrifice every horse I’m this State if it would rid us of this turbulent Premier.

  131. rickw

    Real Rukshan has been editing his arse off, this is great:

  132. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone who thinks Vikpol had any sense of decency or morality should think again. The organisation is full of dysfunctional thugs who will do precisely what they’re told.

    Victoria Police should curl up in a corner and die of shame.

  133. Albatross

    m0nty
    #3630460, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm
    Tiger, judging from today’s postings you literally sit on the couch all day and watch Fox News. You are in no position to criticise, jellyguts.

    JC post the picture.

  134. Megan

    Congratulations, Lizzie and Hairy! New family members are always a wonderful event.

  135. Mark A

    100 years ago today:
    1919..Men with beards… I’ll kill that bear with my bear hands…
    2019.. Men with beards.. Is that hand cream organic ?

  136. rickw

    Been discussed here rickw. I am certainly of the view that you don’t take your kids to protests.

    BB, he wasn’t at the protest, he was across the street filming it, the Vikpol fucks decided to arrest him over a mask infringement because they decided that they disagreed with his medical certificate.

  137. rickw

    The fat little kunt has gushed a torrent of piss-take

    His Uncle George troll cheque must have arrived this morning!

  138. Albatross

    Black Ball
    #3630483, posted on October 23, 2020 at 10:26 pm
    Been discussed here rickw. I am certainly of the view that you don’t take your kids to protests.

    I’m certainly of the view that you’re a lily-livered, boot-licking coward.

  139. mh

    pine cone
    pine cone
    5 hours ago (edited)
    Ski mask guy is CLEARLY a glowie. No one in our movement is accusing the cops of racism, or their horses.
    Ski mask guy is a double agent and should be doxxed. It’s amazing how transparent these cops are.

  140. rickw

    Ski mask guy is a double agent and should be doxxed. It’s amazing how transparent these cops are.

    Definitely a cop, no normal person would be that fat, why suddenly run off when you’ve got away with smacking the horse? Because my fat fuck undercover Vikpol job is done!

  141. JC

    Albatross
    #3630493, posted on October 23, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    m0nty
    #3630460, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm
    Tiger, judging from today’s postings you literally sit on the couch all day and watch Fox News. You are in no position to criticise, jellyguts.

    JC post the picture.

    Sure

    But it’s readily available by clicking on my handle “JC”. It’s been there for years in fact.

  142. Yeah good on you Albatross. Thank you rickw, still catching up to posts earlier today. I will take your word.

  143. Megan

    Victoria Police should curl up in a corner and die of shame.

    That would require some sort of moral compass.

  144. OldOzzie

    The Biden ‘Family Legacy’ – WSJ

    What we learned from the text messages of Hunter’s partner Tony Bobulinski.

    By Kimberley A. Strassel

    Joe Biden has a problem, and his name is Hunter. Because the former vice president hasn’t had to answer any questions on this topic—and continued to refuse to do so in Thursday’s debate—that problem could soon become America’s.

    That’s the reality now that a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s has come forward to provide the ugly details of the “family brand.” Tony Bobulinski, a Navy veteran and institutional investor, has provided the Journal emails and text messages associated with his time as CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, a venture between the Bidens and CEFC China Energy, a Shanghai-based conglomerate. That correspondence corroborates and expands on emails recently published by the New York Post, which says they come from a Hunter laptop.

    In a statement, Mr. Bobulinski said he went public because he wants to clear his name, which was contained in those published emails, and because accusations that the information is fake or “Russian disinformation” are “offensive.” He attests that all the correspondence he provided is genuine, including documents that suggest Hunter was cashing in on the Biden name and that Joe Biden was involved. Mr. Bobulinski says he was also alarmed by a September report from Sen. Ron Johnson that “connected some dots” on the CEFC deal, causing him now to believe the Bidens sold out their U.S. partners.

    Mr. Bobulinski’s text messages show he was recruited for the project by James Gilliar, a Hunter associate. Mr. Gilliar explains in a December 2015 text that there will be a deal between the Chinese and “one of the most prominent families from the U.S.” A month later he introduces Rob Walker, also “a partner of Biden.” In March 2016, Mr. Gilliar tells Mr. Bobulinski the Chinese entity is CEFC, which is shaping up to be “the Goldmans of China.” Mr. Gilliar promises that same month to “develop” the terms of a deal “with hunter.” Note that in 2015-16, Joe Biden was still vice president.

    As the deal takes shape in 2017, Mr. Bobulinski begins to question what Hunter will contribute besides his name, and worries that he was “kicked out of US Navy for cocaine use.” Mr. Gilliar acknowledges “skill sets [sic] missing” and observes that Hunter “has a few demons.” He explains that “in brand [Hunter is] imperative but right know [sic] he’s not essential for adding input.” Mr. Bobulinski writes that he appreciates “the name/leverage being used” but thinks the economic “upside” should go to the team doing the actual work. Mr. Gilliar reminds him that those on the Chinese side “are intelligence so they understand the value added.”

    This dispute almost derails the deal. Hunter is hardly visible through most of the work, until final contract negotiations ramp up in mid-May. He brings in his uncle Jim Biden for a stake. (Mr. Gilliar in a text message soothes Mr. Bobulinski with a promise that Jim’s addition “strengthens our USP”—unique selling proposition—“to the Chinese as it looks like a truly family business.”) Hunter in texts and emails wants offices in three U.S. cities, “significant” travel budgets, a stipend for Jim Biden, a job for an assistant, and more-frequent distributions of any gains. As for annual pay, he explains in an email that he expects “a hell of a lot more than 850” thousand dollars a year (the amount Mr. Bobulinski, the CEO, is getting), since his ex-wife will take nearly all of it.

    Mr. Bobulinksi pushes back, warning Mr. Gilliar in a text that they need to “manage” Hunter because “he thinks things are going to be his personal piggybank.” The duo worry about his “mental state,” substance abuse, and his ability to make meetings.

    Hunter, in his own angry texts, makes clear that his contribution is his name. He rails at Mr. Bobulinski that the CEFC heads are “coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens.” He reminds him “that in this instance only one player holds the trump card and that’s me. May not be fair but it’s the reality because I’m the only one putting an entire family legacy on the line.” Mr. Gilliar privately tells Mr. Bobulinski to show flexibility, since “I know why [CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming] wants the deal and what makes it enormous, It’s the family name.”

    CEFC was closely entwined with the Chinese government and military until it went bankrupt, following U.S. charges of money laundering. There is no question CEFC was buying Hunter for influence.

    Joe Biden claims he has never discussed his son’s business. Yet a May 2017 “expectations” document shows Hunter receiving 20% of the equity in the venture and holding another 10% for “the big guy”—who Mr. Bobulinski attests is Joe Biden.

    In one text, Hunter says that “my Chairman gave an emphatic NO” to a version of the deal. Mr. Walker, Hunter’s partner, explains in a text to Mr. Bobulinski that when Hunter “said his chairman he was talking about his dad.”

    Mr. Bobulinski’s texts show he even met with Joe Biden. Mr. Gilliar reminds him in May 2017: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid.” Mr. Biden had left office by then, though CEFC was always a suspicious company with ties to a rival government. It would have a been risky for any public figure to deal with it, much less a potential presidential candidate. Mr. Biden was given ample opportunity to deny the authenticity or facts of the Bobulinski information at Thursday’s debate; he didn’t.

    The deal fell through on the Chinese end in the summer of 2017. CEFC was supposed to supply $10 million; it never arrived. This is where the Johnson report comes in. The Senate report notes that CEFC wired $5 million to a company called Hudson West in August 2017. The report says an associate of CEFC Chairman Ye in September opened a line of credit under Hudson West’s name, and Hunter, Jim Biden and Jim Biden’s wife, Sara, were given credit cards associated with the account, and bought items totaling more than $100,000.

    The report says Hudson West also sent $4.7 million in “consulting fees” to Mr. Biden’s law firm over the course of a year. Mr. Bobulinski suspects Hunter and Jim had found an easier way to cash in on their name, one that didn’t involve pesky partners and complex deals. He sent a furious text to Jim Biden after the release of the Senate report, accusing Hunter and Jim of “lying” to their partners and secretly taking money from CEFC. The FBI last year subpoenaed Hunter’s laptop. A call to Hunter Biden’s attorney was not returned by our deadline.

    All of this is news. The press corps that is ignoring it spent four years writing about Donald Trump’s Moscow business. The correspondence meanwhile blows up Rep. Adam Schiff’s claim that the Hunter story is Russian “disinformation.” It raises real concerns about what security risks Hunter might pose for a Biden administration. And it raises questions about Joe Biden’s involvement.

    The former vice president is running on trust and good judgment. The Hunter tale is at best the story of a wayward son and indulgent father. At worst, it is an example of the entire Biden clan cashing in on its name with a U.S. rival. As Mr. Biden refuses to answer questions about this case, voters will have to make up their own minds. But given Hunter’s exploits in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and elsewhere, much more is yet to come—in the next week and a half and potentially in a Biden presidency.

  145. cohenite

    JC post the picture.

    Sure

    I somehow thought you would be slimmer and more aesthetically pleasing head prefect.

  146. Now that I have seen it rickw yes Vicplod are fucked. Shared among my friends

  147. OldOzzie

    Biden’s Character Campaign

    A more focused Trump tries to attack the Democrat’s strength.

    By The WSJ Editorial Board

    President Trump came to the second and last presidential debate Thursday night trying to pin down Joe Biden on his policies and family’s business with foreign governments. Mr. Biden did his best to parry and duck, coming back time and again to his main themes of “character” and an end to divisive politics. With a solid lead, and more than 40 million votes already cast, Mr. Biden’s bet is that he can run out the clock.

    Mr. Trump was both better prepared and more disciplined than in the first debate, and if he loses on Nov. 3 he will wish he had done that the first time. He offered the best defense we’ve heard him make of his coronavirus effort, focusing on the vaccines in development, his mobilization of resources in the spring, and the need to balance protection of the vulnerable with reopening the country.

    Mr. Biden is his most demagogic when he addresses the virus, saying at one point that “anyone responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President.” We’ve criticized Mr. Trump’s inconsistent and sometimes Panglossian rhetoric, but calling him responsible for every American death is neither honest nor decent. Mr. Biden’s “plan” on Covid is essentially Mr. Trump’s with more prudent rhetoric and a warning to wear a mask. On potential future lockdowns, Mr. Trump says no while Mr. Biden says maybe.

    Mr. Trump tried to make the economy an issue but the moderator never gave it much chance to be joined. Mr. Biden revealed the truth about his climate policy when he said he wants to eliminate the oil business, and voters should take him seriously. He also signaled that, while he won’t immediately ban fracking, he will punish it with regulation. Mr. Trump is right that U.S. carbon emissions are lower on his watch, thanks to natural gas. If you’re working in fossil fuels, or an industry that relies on them, Mr. Biden really is coming for your job.

    The President brought up the new evidence that Mr. Biden’s son Hunter traded on his father’s name to court sketchy Chinese investors. It’s a fair question, though Mr. Trump went overboard and accused Mr. Biden of enriching himself personally. That gave Mr. Biden the chance to deny that he had ever taken a cent from any foreign business.

    But the claim, backed now by documents and the account of Hunter’s would-be business partner, Tony Bobulinski, is that Joe knew about Hunter’s dealings and even met with Mr. Bobulinski. Joe Biden has said he never spoke with Hunter about his business interests, yet the emails and texts clearly show the opposite.

    Mr. Biden’s first response was to say Mr. Trump hasn’t released his tax returns and must be hiding something. Then he dismissed the story as Russian disinformation, for which there is no evidence. Mr. Biden and the campaign haven’t denied that the emails are genuine, or that Joe Biden met with Mr. Bobulinski.

    The Biden braintrust probably figures that most of the press won’t pursue the story, and that he can ride it out without elaboration through Election Day. They may be right, though they have to hope no more contradictory evidence emerges. Mr. Biden has placed his bet that a campaign based almost entirely on character and Covid-19 is enough to take the White House. It’s paid off—so far.

  148. rickw

    Now that I have seen it rickw yes Vicplod are fucked. Shared among my friends

    Good stuff!

  149. miltonf

    These humorless, bossy, cold copperettes are particularly loathsome. Where the hell do they find them?

  150. miltonf

    A more focused Trump tries to attack the Democrat’s strength. What strength? FMD. Fake polls?

  151. miltonf

    So the WSJ must think dementia bidet is ‘decent’.

  152. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A more focused Trump tries to attack the Democrat’s strength. What strength?

    industrial strength botox

  153. rickw

    Stupid Australian Bint….

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lame pics.

    If you ever go to the “House of Horrors” in Budapest – it’s the Headquarters of the old secret police and it’s enough to freeze the very marrow of your bones – there’s a T54/55 in the foyer, surrounded by photographs of all those killed in the 1956 Uprising. It’s a sobering place…

  155. dover_beach

    Biden will not win Ohio and Penn. Comments on energy will be poison there.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    These humorless, bossy, cold copperettes are particularly loathsome. Where the hell do they find them?

    Products of the “You go, girl” mindset.

  157. OldOzzie

    Donald Trump may be the most [email protected] president ever

    By Josh Hammer

    This election, there is no subgroup for whom the stakes are higher than my [email protected] co-religionists.

    That’s because, for starters, Donald Trump is quite possibly the most [email protected] president ever — or at least since George Washington famously assured the [email protected] of Newport, RI, that each child of the “stock of Abraham” would forever “sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree.”

    Through word and deed, President Trump — a father of an observant [email protected] and grandfather of [email protected] children — has repeatedly established himself as a true friend and guardian of the people of the covenant. And in the post-1948 era of Zionism, Trump has been by far the most loyal and transformative friend of the world’s sole [email protected] state.

    Trump ended decades of presidential timidity and promise-breaking by finally moving the US embassy to [email protected] He withdrew the United States from the harrowing capitulation to evil that was the Obama-Biden nuclear accord with Iran and has slapped crippling sanctions on the mullocracy.

    He decimated the [email protected] State “caliphate” and decapitated Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, both threats to Israel and [email protected] everywhere. He closed the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington and defunded the Palestinian Authority itself due to its barbaric “pay-to-slay” subsidies.

    Trump also cut funding or outright withdrew from three anti-Israel UN bodies: the (grossly misnamed) UN Human Rights Council, UNWRA and UNESCO.

    And we’re just getting started. Team Trump has boldly stood up for Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria. The president formally recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and rolled out the most pro-Israel plan for peace with the Palestinian Arabs that a US president has ever endorsed.

    Most remarkably, the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” shepherded through not one but two (thus far!) separate normalization agreements between Israel and the Arab world. That’s probably the most important positive diplomatic triumph for Israel (and for [email protected] worldwide, who benefit from a strong [email protected] state) in decades. Imagine what a second term could bring.

    On the domestic front, Trump signed a groundbreaking executive order to protect besieged [email protected] and Zionist university students under the statutory ambit of Title VI — a dynamic move that has already led to a high-profile settlement agreement between the Department of Education and NYU. The order is perhaps the single most emphatic [email protected] action a sitting president has ever taken.

    On religious liberty, Trump appointed myriad staunch First Amendment defenders up and down the federal judiciary. He’s also pushed administrative rules to protect religious social-service providers and faith-based adoption agencies from discrimination. And under Trump, the Department of Justice has routinely defended [email protected] communities under assault. And, of course, [email protected] have benefited from tremendous economic gains under Trump.

    Compare all that with a Biden-Harris administration — which would lend a voice to [email protected] like Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar and, indeed, likely undo most (if not every one) of Trump’s advancements.

    A President Joe Biden would surely resurrect the nuclear deal with Iran that posed an existential threat to Israel (and others) and re-elevate the terror-backing Palestinian Arab kleptocrats to positions of prominence. Anti-Semites would be empowered across university campuses and “woke” corporate America, throughout the federal bureaucracy and in the wretched bowels of Turtle Bay.

    In short, Biden-Harris could lead to yet another cash bailout for an emboldened, nuke-seeking Iran and a nationwide unleashing of [email protected] bigotry, particularly from the left.

    Link – https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/[email protected]/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0DEMDsNsAXykP6pGaj422vYHa9vJjN5dFn4uZ8_AuGcIXtqeXp_VC6Y0M

  158. miltonf

    Eva Cox would approve. Now there’s a nasty piece of work if ever there was one.

  159. rickw

    M1-Garand, Stg44, AK-57 – similarities and differences:

  160. OldOzzie

    OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS

    Stahl whines, ‘I’m upset,’ says Trump, Pence ‘insulted 60 Minutes’

    When it was over, 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl, who has been bragging about snagging President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for reelection interviews, was “upset.”

    Impressed with her questions, including asking Pence repeatedly if he was “teased” after a fly landed on his head during the vice presidential debate, she determined that she didn’t like the answers she heard.

    She told Pence that he never answered her questions and “insulted 60 Minutes.”

    While the Trump interview, released in full by the president’s team out of concern 60 Minutes will mangle it to hurt him, is likely to win the most attention, the Pence interview, also released by the White House, helped to confirm the feeling by insiders that the interviews were a setup.

    Pence followed Trump, who left after nearly 40 minutes and with five more minutes to go. Trump said, on leaving, “I think we’ve had enough of an interview.”

    After Pence sat down, Stahl said, “well, what just happened?” She asked a form of that several more times and didn’t get to a question of Pence until two minutes in.

    And it only came after she accused Pence of ducking her questions.

    “Are you not going to answer our questions?” she said finally.

    “I’m here to answer your questions,” Pence said calmly.

    Pence followed his practice of talking up Trump and giving the answer he wanted.

    On the question of whether a mother should send her child to school during the coronavirus crisis, Pence focused on what the White House has done to fight the pandemic.

    “You didn’t ask the question: what about that mother?” Stahl said.

    He responded by referencing his wife, second lady Karen Pence, who is back to teaching young children a few days a week.

    “She’s teaching? So she’s a working wife?” said Stahl.

    Then told it was time for the last question, Stahl pulled out her finisher.

    “I have to ask you about the fly. I have to,” she said of the bug that landed on Pence’s head during the vice-presidential debates. “Did you know it was there?” She asked four follow-ups, including, “Have you been teased?”

    Pence answered them all and eventually turned his answer to the campaign.

    That was apparently it for Stahl, who said, “Mr. Vice President, this was not a rally. This was not just a campaign speech to the public. This was supposed to be an interview and the same with the president. And I feel that you both have insulted 60 Minutes by not answering any of our questions and by giving set campaign speeches that we have heard both of you give at rallies without answering our questions.”

    Pence responded, “Lesley, what questions haven’t I answered? What question haven’t I answered, right now?”

    She said, “You didn’t answer any of my questions. You just give speeches.”

    Pence: “I’ve answered every one of your questions. I’d like to know what question I haven’t answered.”

    She mentioned two, then said, “You just kept giving me speeches and so did he. I think that both of you, there is this kind of anticipation, that people in power are held accountable, and they answer questions from the public, not from me, from the public, and I feel that you didn’t do that and I’m upset.”

    Unimpressed, the vice president responded, “Well Lesley, I appreciate the speech you just gave, but I’ve answered all your questions, and I’ve spoken about things the American people care about.”

    He concluded, “I think this is why the American people are frustrated with the media,” and added, “The president and I, whether you like it or not, whether it fits into the 60 Minutes narrative, the president and I are going to continue to take that case every day to the American people.”

  161. OldOzzie

    Under Trump, black prison rate lowest in 31 years, Hispanics down 24%

    America’s imprisonment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1995, led by a dive in the percentage of blacks and Hispanics sent to jail during the Trump administration, according to a new Justice tally.

    For minorities, the focus of President Trump’s First Step Act prison and criminal reform plan, the rate is the lowest in years.

    For blacks, the imprisonment rate in state and federal prisons is the lowest in 31 years and for Hispanics it is down 24%.

    “Across the decade from 2009 to 2019, the imprisonment rate fell 29% among black residents, 24% among Hispanic residents and 12% among white residents. In 2019, the imprisonment rate of black residents was the lowest it has been in 30 years, since 1989,” said the report.

  162. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Husband, 37, who was jailed for three years for making wife film him having sex with 29 CHICKENS can still keep hens as pets due to legal technicality

    Man jailed for three years for sex with 29 chickens is still allowed to keep hens
    Rehan Baig, 37, from Bradford was filmed violating the birds in sick home videos
    However, a legal technicality meant he wasn’t charged with any cruelty offences
    Judge forced into U-turn as he had ‘no power’ to ban pervert keeping animals

    Daily Mail

  163. Lazlo

    Australia Post Chair, Lucio Di Bartolomeo, revealed late on Friday that a search of the government-owned organisation’s records could find no evidence that the Cartier watches were approved at a meeting as described by Ms Holgate or subsequent meetings.

    Thunk!

    First rule for CEO’s: don’t try to verbal the Chairman who appointed you.

  164. C.L.

    I don’t really get Fr Z reciting sonnets all over the place but anyhoo…

    Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals.

    I’m not buying the customary bullshit about “private” theologian and media misquotation. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

    And the inevitable new hotness:

    People are actually saying that if you oppose same-sex civil unions you are against Pope Francis, and de-facto not Catholic.

  165. OldOzzie

    EDITORIAL
    Joe Biden revived Obama’s most infamous lie

    by Washington Examiner,

    Struggling to explain the details of his own healthcare plan to voters at Thursday night’s debate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden managed to revive President Obama’s most infamous lie.

    Obama told many lies in his effort to sell his national healthcare plan, but his most well known was his bold declaration that “if you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Of course, millions of people did, in fact, end up losing healthcare plans that they liked as the country transitioned to Obamacare. His lie was so bad that the usually liberal Politifact declared it the “lie of the year” in 2013.

    But Biden is going down the same path.

    Under fire from President Trump for his plans to unravel private health insurance, Biden fought back bitterly.

    “Not one single person with private insurance will lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare,” Biden declared.

    The first part of the statement will be proven false if Biden ever has the chance to pass his healthcare plan, and the second part of the statement has already been proven false.

    On the second part, it’s worth noting that even Obama was forced to admit that people were losing health plans and had to apologize as it became one of the low points of his presidency. It was also a key factor in Republicans taking over the Senate in 2014.

    But on the first part, it’s completely reckless to declare “not a single person” would lose private insurance under his plan.

    To be sure, Biden is right that his plan does not go as far as the one advocated by Sen. Bernie Sanders and endorsed by his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, which would have explicitly outlawed all existing private insurance plans.

    Instead, Biden wants to create a so-called public option, which is a government-run plan that would be offered alongside private insurance on Obamacare’s exchanges.

    The long-standing goal of proponents of the public option has been to transition to a fully run government health insurance system over time. The hope has always been that under a strong public option, the government could use its bargaining power to hammer doctors and hospitals, allowing them to woo enrollees by the promise of lower costs and thus squeeze out private health insurance carriers. The idea of a public option is so disruptive that it was shelved during the initial push to pass Obamacare.

    For the second straight debate, Biden tried to downplay the idea of a public option by claiming it would be primarily for individuals eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare but unable to get it because of the state they live in. But his actual healthcare plan as published on his website reads, “Whether you’re covered through your employer, buying your insurance on your own, or going without coverage altogether, Biden will give you the choice to purchase a public health insurance option like Medicare.”

    Opening up Obamacare to those with job-based insurance would be a significant expansion. Under the current law, individuals who are offered insurance through their employers cannot qualify for any Obamacare subsidies. But if Biden plans to make it easier for employees to buy into the government-run plan, it could be a game changer because many employers may decide not to bother offering insurance anymore — thus unraveling people’s job-based healthcare.

    Unfortunately, Trump’s lack of command of the facts made it difficult for him to pin down Biden on this point, and we don’t expect the sycophantic media to ask him any tough questions on the matter in the closing days of the election.

    As a result, the lie is going to haunt him if he gets elected, just as it haunted his old boss.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Prince Charles backed Sir John Kerr on dismissal of Gough Whitlam

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    An hour ago October 23, 2020
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    Prince Charles, the future king of Australia, told John Kerr in March 1976 that he supported his dismissal of the Whitlam government — the first known statement of support for the governor-general’s intervention by a member of the royal family.

    “Please don’t lose heart,” Charles wrote to Sir John by hand just months after the dismissal. “What you did last year was right and the courageous thing to do — and most Australians seemed to endorse your decision when it came to the point.”

    In a letter that revealed the personal bond between them, Charles expressed his sympathy for Sir John who was under siege from critics in Australia and urged him not to resign. He told the governor-general not to worry about “demonstrations and stupidities” or get “depressed” or “dejected” about the public backlash after his termination of the Whitlam government.

    “I can imagine that you must have come in for all sorts of misinformed criticism and prejudice since I saw you in January and I wanted you to know that I, at any rate, appreciate what you do and admire enormously the way you have performed (and continue to perform) your many and varied duties,” Charles wrote.

    This is a direct statement of support for the dismissal by a member of the royal family. It was a personal letter written without the authority of the Queen or the Palace. It reveals Prince Charles doing what the Queen herself never did: sending Sir John a ­message of personal endorsement over the Whitlam dismissal.

    The revelation of the letter is an embarrassment for the Queen. It will be seen as a breach of royal protocol and convention since the Queen has always maintained a strict policy of non-interference in Australian politics. The letter risks Charles’s standing in Australia as heir to the throne.

    The handwritten letter is revealed for the first time in a new book by the authors, The Truth of The Palace Letters: Ambush, Deceit and Dismissal in 1975, published by Melbourne University Press on November 3.

    The authors have also discovered an 11-page typed memo in which Sir John detailed his relationship with Charles. This note, written in April 1981, testifies to a mutually supportive and trusting relationship between the two. It confirms Charles’ ambition to be governor-general and his desire to buy property in regional NSW.

    Breaking, from the Oz. Cue the howler monkey’s….

  167. mh

    CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden said during the presidential debate Thursday night that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) never resulted in Americans losing their health insurance plans.

    VERDICT: False. Millions of Americans lost their health insurance plan because of Obamacare, which was called the “lie of the year” in 2013.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/22/biden-claims-obamacare-didnt-cause-americans-lose-insurance/

  168. Lazlo

    Francis would hate to be known as a homophobe CL (in eternity, in the here and now, at the dinner table? – I can’t speak for that). But, as a CEO, he has to balance many interests, including his standing on Twitter.

    Nothing much changes. I suspect Urban II was under similar pressure.

  169. Arky

    mh
    #3630536, posted on October 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    ..
    Baaaaaawk.
    Baaaaaaaaaaaawk, bawk bawk.
    Bawk bawk bawk bawk.
    BAWK!
    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!
    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAWK.

  170. Arky, if we don’t see your beautiful image, may we assume that is the fabric pattern for your smoking jacket?

  171. areff

    This lady, Alma Besserden, was Victoria’s Australia Day ambassador.

    WAS

    she has just quit to protest Premier Putz’s curtailment of liberties.

    Letter reproduced here as an image. Can be read with some minor difficulty — and boy, is it a blast at Andrews!

    https://ibb.co/TWQXxmG

  172. Rex Anger

    smoking jacket?

    Only if it’s on fire!

    Wahoho!

  173. Arky

    Nelson_Kidd-Players
    #3630562, posted on October 24, 2020 at 12:50 am

    ..
    Sure.

  174. Arky

    I don’t know.
    Chickens are not the nicest of creatures.
    But surely they don’t deserve to be rogered to death.
    They aren’t the media.

  175. egg_

    she has just quit to protest Premier Putz’s curtailment of liberties.

    Some Doctors Wives are being redpilled over LockDAN?

  176. egg_

    This lady, Alma Besserden, was Victoria’s Australia Day ambassador.

    WAS

    she has just quit to protest Premier Putz’s curtailment of liberties.

    Inclusion & Diversity Consultant

  177. egg_

    Prince Charles backed Sir John Kerr on dismissal of Gough Whitlam

    Well may they say “God Save the Queen”…

  178. egg_

    Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals.

    Woke Popes go broke?

  179. Helen

    Well Arky, I suggest you try to swim fully clothed in long skirts etc having never learned to swim the distance and in those waves – id warrant you would drown too.

    But please don’t, really, I’d miss you!

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