Wednesday Forum: October 28, 2020

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  1. Mother Lode

    I am not childish, but.

  2. Mother Lode

    I won’t hog the podium all to myself.

  3. Mother Lode

    Oh, dear.

    Sorry about that.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    LOSERS!!!

  4. Exit Stage Right

    Mother Lode thats just greedy.

  5. egg_

    Avi: “Today we had one case of coronavirus.”

    They’re playing Dan’s song

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Only 17 pages on the last OT.

    Pissweak.

  7. Rex Anger

    10th!

    Will this be the Open Forum where I finally become Ace Anger?

    Just waiting on mUntz and TooBob the Jack Hunt…

  8. Rex Anger

    Feck! Tied!

    5 each, Mr Lowe? 😉

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3635819, posted on October 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Only 17 pages on the last OT.

    Pissweak.

    Well, I’ve cut back on my “500 comments a day”*.
    .
    * 50 comments which really annoy some.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    Rex Anger

    #3635822, posted on October 28, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Feck! Tied!

    5 each, Mr Lowe? 

    Nup.
    Jelly wrestle decider.
    Winner takes the 10.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Amazing how many people turned up in Omaha for Trump.
    Amazing how few people turned up for Biden in Georgia.
    Vegans should come out against Joe for painting all that grass white.
    Grass has feelings too.

  12. egg_

    Well, I’ve cut back on my “500 comments a day”*.
    .
    * 50 comments which really annoy some.

    WARNING: May contain Dad Jokes.

  13. caveman

    Gloves off with The Chook,The Arts is my life……. you will be social distancing forever..ever…ever….ever…ever…..

  14. calli

    A comment in the Biden ungathering.

    Arnes- 🥁
    @BozziiieTTV
    ·
    12h
    Replying to
    @ajjaffe
    and
    @JTHVerhovek
    This is why I love the campaign you don’t need to endanger people’s lives by having them cram. Spread your message theory local tv stations. What a contrast

    Yes. Yes it is. 🤣

  15. egg_

    Why is the Toyota Hilux Banned in the US?

    The Toyota Hilux wasn’t very safe, and it would be difficult to meet rising emission standards. Therefore, Toyota pulled the Hilux from the states and replaced it with the midsize Toyota Tacoma.

  16. Wednesday Forum?
    Aw, fk yeah – it’s payday!
    Hi everyone….
    I claim this thread in the name of the Storm.
    Have at it, pussies.

  17. Megan

    Missed out on the seconds as well. Ok, I’ll do drinks!

  18. caveman

    The Chook aint going to budge until there is a vaccine, bring on the doughnuts.

  19. Lt.Bobulinski is my homeboy.
    And Tucker.
    That’s balls, bois

  20. calli

    I’ll put the little brollies in them. On account of the weather.

  21. calli

    The Chook aint going to budge until there is a vaccine, bring on the doughnuts.

    Great. I have a holiday planned and booked for early next year. Looks like Queensland can do without my money.

    I’ll spend it here.

  22. Geriatric Mayfly

    dover_beach
    Nothing up at The Age. Nothing at the Guardian Australia. Nothing at The Australian. I suppose they’re all waiting for the ink to arrive.

    Can’t prejudice the intentions of all those millions of Australians who plan to vote next Tuesday.

  23. Rex Anger

    Nup.
    Jelly wrestle decider.
    Winner takes the 10.

    Welp, time to temporarily declare myself American…

    “This shit’s my jam, homies!”

    WARNING: May contain Dad Jokes.

    Ooops…

  24. dover_beach

    Would you believe it? I missed the US wrap on 3AW just before 5pm. I was peckish and went and got some banana bread then noticed it was 5.06pm. Damn.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, I reckon my Hilux is pretty safe, except for when –

    Oh shit.

    I meant to say, my Moke’s great for shooting those pesky –

    Oh shit.

    I meant to say, geez the weather’s nice in Townsville. Oh shit.

    I meant Canberra. Oh shit.

  26. Speedbox

    From RT. (edited)

    My ‘fake news’ odyssey: How I learned the media prefer narratives over facts and never tell the whole story

    With just days left to go before a US election everyone deservedly regards as pivotal, a battle is raging over ‘fake news’ and even the meaning of words. It’s a battle I’ve already watched being fought, in another war long ago.

    Today, outlets like CNN would have you believe ‘fake news’ began with President Donald Trump five years ago and that he weaponized the term against the good and honest media serving as the guardians of ‘our democracy’, or some such.

    It was in fact the mainstream outlets, led by CNN, that weaponized the term ‘fake news’ against Trump, first to block his election and then to delegitimize it with the likes of the ‘Steele Dossier’.

    The reason I know this, however, goes back 25 years, to Sarajevo. After the war, when I came to the US to study and remember reading with incredulity the newspaper archives at my university library. They depicted a war that never happened, a politically correct fiction totally divorced from reality, often thanks to simple omission of relevant facts and ‘editorial guidance’ telling people what they should think instead.

    One story during the war…. It was October, and a ceasefire had just been declared. I joined a trio of journalists as a translator to visit an apartment building the morning after a gas explosion.

    We found a square hole in the building, as if some giant hand had punched right through. The neighbors told us what happened: like many others in Sarajevo, the family that lived there had installed a makeshift gas hookup, using garden and water hoses. One of the hoses had sprung a leak and filled the apartment with gas. Then power sputtered back on during the night. When one of the sons flipped the light switch… Boom.

    The Washington Post version of the story said “the natural gas supplied to Sarajevo by Russia is not odorized, so nobody notices when it leaks,” as if that’s to blame. Except it wasn’t Russia’s fault, as the odor agent is supposed to be added by the local distributor, not the country of origin.

    The story also doesn’t mention why most gas hookups were pirated – including the one my family had set up – and that’s because all the metal pipes normally used for the purpose had been diverted to make weapons. So was much of the gas, for that matter: I remember it suddenly running out in the mornings, only to come back sometime at night. If you left your vents open… Boom.

    I told the reporters all this. None of it made it into the stories. It didn’t fit ‘the narrative’. The gas explosions simply couldn’t be a story of civilians suffering from incompetence and greed of their own government, but had to be blamed on the ‘besieging’ Serbs. Or blame Russian gas.

    So it is with anxiety that I watch the same media outlets using the same kind of propaganda now. The same people who insisted the infamous Steele Dossier had been proven true (fact check: wrong) and constantly cite unverifiable anonymous sources, all of a sudden insist that even mentioning a laptop allegedly belonging to a candidate’s son is “unverified” or “Russian disinformation.”

    These are the same people who insist any criticism of them is a danger to freedom of the press, but go out of their way to get dissenters doxxed and deplatformed by social media networks, insisting it’s not censorship when it’s private Big Tech companies doing it.

    Just like the gas leaking out of the makeshift hoses in Sarajevo, this sort of poison is slowly filling up America. Next thing you know, someone will flip a switch. And then… Boom.

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/504431-nytimes-biden-laptop-russia-disinformation/

  27. I’m gutted I can’t whack the @Betfair “US Election expert punter” again.
    They put it in YouTube last time.
    Few comments, but the faggot never came back in my tirade.
    They ain’t making that mistake again
    🤣🤣

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thieves steal more than 1,000 pounds of grapes from Canadian vineyard on the day before harvest

    Hanged from the nearest tree once awaited rustlers apprehended. But it’s Canada. Saint Justin will probably order a few doz.

  29. He reckons Joe has PA.
    LOL, you better not be getting paid for this shit, dude!

  30. Mother Lode

    Air Hellair!

    Mike Carlton reads The Cat?

    It feels weird saying that name again. Like Ye Olde Englyshe – it was not ‘ye olde’ in its time, but in our present age it is awkward.

    Same with Magrot Kingston. Remember she was going to bring the old world crashing down and on its ruins build her web thingy with citizen journalists?

  31. After the Winning the elephant comes down and the Lion goes up.
    MAGA

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    My brother still has his Hilux. It’s about 25 years old. He’s a CEO of a medium sized software company. May become the first billionaire in my family if he gets an offer. He likes his Hilux.

  33. caveman

    Mike Carlton reads The Cat?

    Early 80’s he coulda been a contender but didn’t he end up going to Belarus or some place like that,to talk his talk. No one was listening.

  34. bespoke

    Thieves steal more than 1,000 pounds of grapes from Canadian vineyard on the day before harvest

    In a good year we get over 4 Ton an acre and leave more then 1,000 pounds around the post.

  35. Rex Mango

    ABC RN Religion & Ethics Report has found two committed US Christian academics (one Catholic from Notre Dame Uni) who after Trump just appointed a Christian to the Supreme Court are both anti Trump, although one does concede he’s been surprised that Trump hasn’t a military bone in his body.

  36. lotocoti

    Same with Magrot Kingston. Remember she was going to bring the old world crashing down and on its ruins build her web thingy with citizen journalists?

    If only she hadn’t miscalculated the italics budget.

  37. caveman

    He likes his Hilux.

    Wish him well getting a billion for his Hilux. I guess there’s a bum for every seat.

  38. dover_beach

    320, Tail. The only thing I’m worried about is a tail wind in this last week

  39. Rex Mango

    Watched bit of Ch7 SAS Australia show. The girls are doing much better than the blokes & it looks like one might win, probably the AFLW player in same sex relationship. Teary Mitch Johnson gave up last night during log carry. So as Brereton conducts his never ending enquiry into the SAS, we have witnessed a pile on from Chris Masters & the ABC, Fairfax/Ch9, Samantha Crompvoet & now by the look of things Ch7 demonstrating that women are best at SAS training. In effect a combined arms assault on Australia’s best army unit from the judicial/political/media complex. The tall poppy syndrome is alive and well.

  40. Mother Lode

    Early 80’s he coulda been a contender but didn’t he end up going to Belarus or some place like that,to talk his talk. No one was listening.

    Yeah. He was funny back then. His ‘Friday News Review’ was really good. So popular that they used to show it on TV with puppets – poor man’s Rubbery Figures.

    George Fungus always had the sound of battles in the background, even when reporting from Parliament House. And Rox Messup replete with tautology, mashed up words like ‘shock-horror’ and ‘sudden-death’, and grunts and snarls that would eventually take up the last two seconds of his reports.

    Then he went to Britain and came back just another luvvie.

  41. The bag of ballots floating in the Colorado River?
    They mostly for Hiden.
    🤣🤣🤣
    Boomerangs are 4D chess.
    For sure.
    #standwithPascoe

  42. We’re standing in the portico right now.
    I’m in the Knave, natch…
    The ceiling of the temple is starting to crack open.
    The ground shakes.
    Don’t look up in fear.
    This is what Winning feelz like.
    MAGA

  43. Leigh Lowe

    The things you see from the cabin of a train.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Shit!!
    Ignore that!

  45. Sinc, please ban Dover for gratuitous prophesying.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner

    #3635877, posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Sinc, please ban Dover for gratuitous prophesying.

    WTF?
    Gratuitous prophesying is our core business here.

  47. Jock

    Where is the petition to have a Royal Commission into political bias at the ABC, Nine, Ten and Seven. ? If that cretin Rudd can get ten thousand signatures to look at Murdoch press then we need to beat that tally.

  48. C.L.

    The “air hellair” audio of Carlton in England trying to be posh was hilarious.
    Can’t find it anywhere now.
    Ray Hadley (not a fan) enjoyed torturing him about that for a while. Carlton was prepared to do anything to break into the UK high brow radio world. Alas, he tanked and was sent packing.

  49. Bruce of Newcastle

    Electrical birdie news. Cold day so went for a walk rather than doing treadly, took camera. Stopped off at the noisy nest I saw yesterday.

    Yesterday there were three chicks, today only one. Living life on the electrical edge. You can see the head of the kiddie on the RHS of the nest.

    Dunno where the other two went. They looked close to fledging, so optimistically that’s what they did since yesterday. Pessimistically though a crow arrived as I was taking photos. A female of the local clan that knows me reasonably well – so I tossed her a goodly amount of mince. But noisy chicks may’ve been on the menu until I turned up.

  50. Rex Anger

    The girls are doing much better than the blokes & it looks like one might win, probably the AFLW player in same sex relationship.

    Hmmm…

    Is she in pack, webbing and rifle?

    Underfed, under-rested and deliberately run into the ground?

    No producers, scriptwriters, editors, medics, camera crews, PAs or assorted flunkies keeping a tight eye on proceedings.

    With the prospect only of facing ever more of the same until the DS declares ‘Enough!’

    But I do agree that if you believe what you are shown on TV, t makes powerful propaganda.

    Me? I’d prefer to see another rerun of SAS: The Search For Warriors or The Golden Road. If only for a nostalgic re-viewing of what was…

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Thieves steal more than 1,000 pounds of grapes from Canadian vineyard on the day before harvest

    Canada?
    Get back to me when someone knocks off 500 kgs of pinot noir grapes from a vineyard in Burgundy.

  52. Gratuitous prophesying is our core business here.

    I know!
    But Sinc ordered it, take it up with him.
    I’m just doing the informer thing.
    To keep the blog on track.
    Besides, I want only the best Predictions in the thread.
    Keep your powder dry, US Election fans

  53. Ed Case

    Businesses closing every 5 minutes, Tourism dead, Scotty let everyone draw $20 grand of their Super,
    and Queenslanders are going to give Labor another chance to fuck Queensland over?
    Trump’s got more chance than Palaszczuk, and he’s got no chance.

  54. I know I’ve already posted mine, but the numbers are changing.
    Imma guest post it.

  55. dover_beach

    But Sinc ordered it, take it up with him.

    Order No. ?

  56. C.L.

    Palaszczuk will win comfortably, Ed.

  57. Electrical birdie news

    Yes!
    Is the parrot basketball game set up yet?
    That’s a league most here could get behind!

  58. calli

    Who is this Cat standing in a Knave?

    😀

  59. It’s true,Dover.
    Sinc actually broke his own edict.
    Naturally I led the calls for him to be banned.

  60. Atoms for Peace

    Happy to take the podium crumbs. Here’s a thought; Shrillary will be 77 in 4 years time and in prime Democrat fighting form.

  61. C.L.

    Tailgunner, don’t take this the wrong way but not all of us speak MAGA insider patois.
    Mostly, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Could we have some news and links re US happenings?

  62. calli

    Is there a card game on? Can anyone play?

    I identify as Queen of Hearts – off with their heads!

  63. egg_

    The things you see from the cabin of a train.

    Audi c0cks?

  64. Professor Fred Lenin

    The grape theft in Canada , were the grapes frozen or thawed ? ,was it snowing so the crooks could be tracked down ? What the hell do you do with frozen grapes in Canada ?
    Was it a quiet news day in Canada ?
    Tis a puzzlement !

  65. Des Deskperson

    I used to have a Toyota Hilux; dual cab, ex ACT government.

    I found it unsteady on corners and curves.

    I was away for a month, I left it with a relative. I asked him to turn over the motor from time to time.

    He did. He turned over the whole vehicle, several times; corner of Streeton Drive and Cotter Road, for those who know Weston Creek.

  66. dover_beach

    C.L. have you seen this:

  67. dover_beach

    Watched the Nine News. The coverage of the US was appalling. No mention of the Bobulinski interview and allegations. Rather they gave us the Melania tapes. FMD.

  68. Could we have some news and links re US happenings?

    Fkn “journalists”
    🤣🤣

  69. My hot takes are usually totally fake.
    Don’t trust my sources!

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    Factoid.

    The ‘104’ in egg_roomba’s clip just now refers to the amount of pink-haired bobble-heads on the dashboard before you start it up and steer it.

  71. RobK

    I used to have a Toyota Hilux;
    I still have one. Won it in a raffle. Good runabout.
    Swore I’d never buy one as the early models had a propensity to fall over.
    This 2012 model goes ok, put a tray on the back cos the stupid wheel wells are a couple of inches shy of a pallet width.- Thats not clever Toyota.

  72. I don’t have the receipts,C.L.
    But I can feelz it.
    I knew he’d win last time.
    I’m sure he’s gonna Win BIG this time.
    #Cassandralyfe

  73. I can’t get you actionable intel though.

    I’ll try.
    Just H/t me on the main page. I’d love that!
    😃😃

  74. Maj

    Tailgunner, don’t take this the wrong way but not all of us speak MAGA insider patois.
    Mostly, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Eh? TG drops crumbs, just crumbs.

  75. Cenk Uigher has called the Election.
    How many Barrie Cassidy’s is he worth?
    🤣🤣

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Western Highway reopened after police remove protesters and camps

    A temporary halt has been put on controversial Western Highway upgrades following a Supreme Court injunction. This comes after 50 were arrested at the site protesting to save culturally sensitive trees.
    Genevieve Alison, Matt Johnson and Tess Ikonomou, The Ballarat News
    Subscriber only
    |
    October 28, 2020 1:22pm

    A controversial Western Highway upgrade will be paused following a Supreme Court injunction.

    The Supreme Court of Victoria has ordered construction on the Western Highway upgrade be halted following a late night hearing on Tuesday, October 27.

    Workers have been forced to down tools along the highway in the state’s west between Buangor and Ararat until 2pm on Thursday.

    This comes after police clashed with protesters and arrested 50 people at the site of the country road upgrade on Tuesday.

    Activists who identify with the Djab Wurrung Aboriginal people refuse to leave the $157m Western Highway project area, saying it should not proceed because of culturally sensitive trees.

    Supreme Court Justice Jacinta Forbes made the temporary injunction in the Practice Court preventing works from continuing.

    Indigenous activist and plaintiff in the matter, Marjorie Thorpe — mother of Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe — has until 4pm on Wednesday to file further documents with the court supporting her case.

    A hearing has been scheduled for 10.30am on Thursday.

    It is the latest delay in the project to widen the dangerous stretch of road between Melbourne and Adelaide which has been stalled for two years.

    But state and federal governments previously said the route had already been altered to bypass trees identified as sacred, in consultation with local Aboriginal land groups.

    Police moved in over recent days to clear the area of the works, which are on a dangerous stretch of the road between Melbourne and Adelaide where 100 crashes have happened.

    But activists climbed trees and refused to leave the site, with police arresting dozens of people – including some for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

    Premier Daniel Andrews defended the decision to move on the activists, saying his government had consulted with local Aboriginal groups and that after agreements, court processes and settlements “we’ve got to get on and get this done”.

    Mr Andrews said he understood that not all traditional owners supported the agreements made by the Eastern Maar group, but to wait for “100 per cent buy-in” would cause delays and “we would see more people dying on that road”.

    Greens senator Lidia Thorpe said Djab Wurrung people had been “violated” and “ancestor trees are being desecrated”.

    She accused Mr Andrews and federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley of having “blood on your hands”.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of old utes, I see quite a few old Subaru Brumbies getting around.
    Some are a bit worse for wear, but others look to have had the full Arky re-furb treatment.
    Not sure why you would bother.

  78. egg_

    The ‘104’ in egg_roomba’s clip

    Strewth – paid more attention than I did.

    How was the body language?

    A jellyback in a little red HiLux?

  79. egg_

    Speaking of old utes

    Uh oh…

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘A jellyback in a little red HiLux?’

    Dunno. Didn’t watch the ‘documentary’, designed to fool the gullible.

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    Activists who identify with the Djab Wurrung Aboriginal people refuse to leave the $157m Western Highway project area, saying it should not proceed because of culturally sensitive trees.

    Trees have feelingz.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Hahahaaa snork!

    Please continue putting up Tim Minchin clips to shore up whatever argument you’re trying to make, egg_roomba chompy.

    Minchin. Jesus Christ, have a go at it. Who am I today?

  83. bespoke

    Some are a bit worse for wear, but others look to have had the full Arky re-furb treatment.

    This seems inverse.

  84. Infidel Tiger King

    Speaking of old utes, I see quite a few old Subaru Brumbies getting around.
    Some are a bit worse for wear, but others look to have had the full Arky re-furb treatment.
    Not sure why you would bother.

    Very popular with Kiwis those things.

    Must be the right height to trap a sheep’s’ two front legs or something.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3635920, posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    ‘A jellyback in a little red HiLux?’

    Dunno. Didn’t watch the ‘documentary’, designed to fool the gullible.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    That aired in mid-July with the promise of ‘splosive new evidence.
    Quick as a flash, nuffink happened.
    .
    More gratuitous prophesying.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Oh, and speaking of gratuitous prophesying, I went to the hardware store today to pick up a supply chain.
    Completely out of stock.

  87. dover_beach

    Reminder:

    IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
    On October 28th, 312, following a vision, Constantine the Great led his men (their shields now bearing Chi-Rho) to victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge—setting him on the path to becoming sole Roman Emperor.

    Motto for the ages.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Completely out of stock.’

    Yeah well, just wait until six weeks ago. Then you’ll see.

  89. lotocoti

    Besides, I want only the best Predictions in the thread.

    True dat.
    I greased the Bag Man a gorilla to hit me up with some of that Bobby Axedlrod limitless shit while he had me switched off.
    I think I see all the angles, but because no one here speaks Portuguese, I can’t test if it’s gold or gibberish.

  90. egg_

    A jellyback in a little red HiLux

    Who talks a good game.

  91. The early Hilux was a hoot with a good load on the tray.
    Fortunately our place was mostly dirt roads so the front wheels got to touch down occasionally on the corregations.
    Land Rovers where the only vehicles outside of the Eastern Bloc with worse steering and brakes. Hilux would have fitted in seamlessly on a Leyland production line.

  92. Nick

    Gunner,
    I heard of a democrat voter here in Australia, who mailed their vote, as the address was in the US style, with the sender the other way around. Lol. Winning!

  93. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3635933, posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    ‘Completely out of stock.’

    Yeah well, just wait until six weeks ago. Then you’ll see.

    Actually, time flies.
    That is scheduled to happen eleven weeks ago.

  94. egg_

    That aired in mid-July with the promise of ‘splosive new evidence.

    When the Cops handed Lowe Browe a book of mugshots, they didn’t expect it to come back with the pages stuck together!

  95. kaysee

    Fox Says Tucker Carlson Tonight Has The Highest Rated Cable Show In History


    “Tucker Carlson Tonight” surpassed “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell,” with more than 5.3 million viewers, according to Fox News’ press release.
     
    “Tucker Carlson Tonight has achieved a new record in October, posting the most-watched month of any program in the history of cable news: 5.3 million viewers tuning into his show during the 8 p.m. hour,” A.J Katz, senior editor and TV business reporter for Adweek, said in a tweet.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Who talks a good game.’

    Like the bloke who did the music on the documentary ‘Manning Bradley and the Nine Foot 4WD’.

    Stirring stuff indeed.

  97. Armadillo

    Thieves steal more than 1,000 pounds of grapes from Canadian vineyard on the day before harvest

    Looters stole more than that in a two minute walk through in any bottle shop unfortunate to set up business in a Democrat run city in the US.

    They didn’t even have to stuff around throwing the grapes in a vat, stomping on them, adding sugar or whatever, let alone bottling it and and waiting for it to ferment.

    The real question is, why the hell would you steal 1000 pounds of grapes? What are you going to do with them? Stand on a street corner and sell them?

  98. I can’t test if it’s gold or gibberish.

    I know, right?!
    #Cassandralyfe

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘That is scheduled to happen eleven weeks ago.’

    Bugger. Christmas last year will be ruined.

  100. Top Ender

    Legendary carpetbagger and justice fugitive scores another try!

    Salim Mehajer: Trial for allegedly staged car crash pushed back to 2021

    Former deputy mayor and property developer Salim Mehajer was set to face trial next week — but there has been a new development.

    Bankrupt developer Salim Mehajer has appeared in court for the second time this week to face three more of his 50 outstanding criminal charges.

    Former deputy mayor Salim Mehajer’s long-awaited trial for his allegedly staged car crash has been pushed back to mid next year after he decided he wanted to be tried by a jury.

    Mr Mehajer was set to face a judge-alone trial on Monday alongside co-accused Rafi Noori on Monday, with both men charged over the crash in Sydney’s west on October 16, 2017.

    On Wednesday his barrister Anthony Strike told the District Court his client had “changed his position … and seeks to have a jury trial”.

    It means the property developer’s estimated three-week trial will not go ahead until May due to a lack of courtroom and jury availability, after previously being scheduled for June this year.

    The former Auburn deputy mayor was on the way to an unrelated court matter when his black Mercedes AMG smashed into another car at the intersection of Nicholas and Delhi streets in Lidcombe, in Sydney’s west.

    Television crews at the scene captured a suited Mr Mehajer, now 34, being stretchered into an ambulance with his neck in a brace.

    Police alleged Mr Mehajer and several others had staged the crash to avoid appearing at the first day of an unrelated trial.

    He was arrested in January 2018 at his Vaucluse home and charged with a series of offences including negligent driving, making a false representation resulting in a police investigation and making a false ambulance report and other driving offences.

    The court heard on Tuesday Mr Noori’s trial would proceed on Monday after it was severed from Mr Mehajer’s.

    Mr Noori is also charged with making a false representation resulting in a police investigation and making a false ambulance report, crossing a dividing line and not stopping at a traffic signal.

    Both men have pleaded not guilty.

    Mr Mehajer will return to court for a readiness hearing on April 16, 2021.

    Daily Tele

  101. dover_beach

    What a coincidence. ABC does a story on church service in Sale as a part of COVID coverage presided over by a female ‘priest’ with purple fringe.

  102. Sinc, please ban me because I gave a vague Prediction.
    #nofearnofavour

  103. egg_

    Like the bloke who did the music on the documentary ‘Manning Bradley and the Nine Foot 4WD’.

    “In my clapped out ute”?

  104. Geriatric Mayfly

    Greens senator Lidia Thorpe said Djab Wurrung people had been “violated” and “ancestor trees are being desecrated”.She accused Mr Andrews and federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley of having “blood on your hands”.

    Thorpe being a sap, has mixed her metaphors. She is really concerned about more vital arboreal fluids and life draining away from from the ancestor trees.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    dover_beach
    #3635950, posted on October 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm
    What a coincidence. ABC does a story on church service in Sale as a part of COVID coverage presided over by a female ‘priest’ with purple fringe.

    Are we in another penance cycle? Purple vestments were usually dusted down on such occasions.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    My Facebook feed came up with a blast from the past today.
    Koch-head on Channel Seven grilling the Christian Lobby guy about why people were daring to freely giving money to Issy Folau to sue RA.
    Got to thinking how that has flipped on it’s head.
    Issy has collected the settlement in the case he was never going to win, is playing rugger despite a “world-wide blackban” and the Vicar of Rugby is on the dole back in NZ.

  107. calli

    Djab Wurrung

    How is that written in Aboriginalise?

  108. Roger

    What a coincidence. ABC does a story on church service in Sale as a part of COVID coverage presided over by a female ‘priest’ with purple fringe.

    Would that be her hair or the tassles on her stole?

  109. vlad

    Victoria has a sap on its hands.

  110. calli

    All Saints’ Day on Sunday.

    I get to wear my muzzle and take temperatures at the door.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How is that written in Aboriginalise?

    I saw what you did there, calli!

  112. Western Highway.
    Reap what you sow Dickhead Dan.
    Did you actually think that these bludgers would be satisfied with the fortune that you have already given them?
    And, hey, your courts stood up for ya as well, eh. Moron.

  113. Roger

    All Saints’ Day on Sunday.

    Pressies celebrating All Saints?

    What is the world coming to?!

  114. True LL, but the Christian Lobby has conveniently forgotten that they still have our money that we gave them in good err faith and wasn’t used for Izzy.

  115. Top Ender

    I have a culturally sensitive tree in my backyard, and does my brother.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    True LL, but the Christian Lobby has conveniently forgotten that they still have our money that we gave them in good err faith and wasn’t used for Izzy.

    That is true.
    Maybe some was spent on legals to get the settlement, but no multiple days in court with heavy-hitter QCs.
    Should be money in the tin.

  117. calli

    I’m a moonlighting Anglican, Roger. 🙂

  118. zyconoclast

    Something about turkeys and Thanks Giving.

    End Minority Rule Either we become a truly multiracial democracy or we cease to be a democracy at all.

    In this, he has been aided and abetted by a Republican Party that has fallen into the grips of white nationalism. The Republican base and its white Christian core, facing a loss of its dominant status in society, has radicalized, encouraging party leaders to engage in voter suppression, steal a Supreme Court seat in 2016 and tolerate the president’s lawless behavior. As a result, Americans today confront the prospect of a crisis-ridden election, in which they are unsure whether they will be able to cast a ballot fairly, whether their ballots will be counted, whether the candidate favored by voters will emerge victorious and whether the vote will throw the country into violence.

    Yet if American democracy is nearing a breaking point, the crisis generated by the Trump presidency could also be a prelude to a democratic breakthrough. Opposition to Trumpism has engendered a growing multiracial majority that could lay a foundation for a more democratic future. Public opinion has shifted in important ways, especially among white Americans.

  119. Mark A

    Maj
    #3635911, posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Tailgunner, don’t take this the wrong way but not all of us speak MAGA insider patois.
    Mostly, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Eh? TG drops crumbs, just crumbs.

    Thank God others had the same prob, I thought I was being left out of the group.

  120. zyconoclast

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker was charged with tossing dozens of absentee ballots and other mail that was found in a dumpster in Kentucky, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

    DeShawn Bojgere, 30, of Louisville, was charged with delay or destruction of mail, a news release from U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman’s office said in a news releaseMonday.

    The mail included approximately 111 general election absentee ballots that were being mailed form the Jefferson County clerk’s office to voters, as well as 69 mixed class pieces of mail, 320 second-class pieces of mail and two national election campaign flyers from a political party in Florida, the release said.

  121. calli

    Bubbels, ask for your money back, and say why.

    Let us know how you go.

  122. kaysee

    Potential Racism …..
     
    Ikea Delays Release Of 2021 Catalog To Remove Potentially Racist Image

    Ikea is delaying the release of its annual catalog in order to remove a potentially offensive photograph that shows a black man assembling furniture while wearing a shirt that some say resembles an inmate’s uniform, according to a new report.
     
    “With a print run of over 200 million copies, IKEA’s meticulously-constructed catalog ranks with the Bible, the Quran, and the Harry Potter series in terms of mass circulation,” wrote Quartz At Work, which first reported the story.
     
    Fox Business said “the image shows the black man wearing a splint on his finger and a cast on his leg while positioned near a coffee table in need of assembly, Quartz reported. But the shirt he was wearing, which was reportedly emblazoned with the numbers ‘45678,’ raised eyebrows, the company said.”
     
    “After distributing the 2021 catalog internally, we discovered an image that could be misinterpreted,” an Ikea U.S. spokesperson said ……

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have a culturally sensitive tree in my backyard, and does my brother.

    Watering it, at night, when you’ve had a couple, does not make a tree “culturally sensitive.”

  124. zyconoclast

    A CHILD sex abuse inquiry reportedly refused to probe Rotherham and Rochdale grooming gangs as it is “scared of being called racist”.

    Victims and experts slammed the “selective” decision making throughout the £143million inquiry as “cowardly”, reports The Times.

    “They are trying to bury what happened in places like Rotherham and Rochdale because they’re scared of being called racist.”

    She said: “It’s more than a missed opportunity. So many survivors pinned their hopes on this inquiry getting to the truth.”

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is attempting to find out “what went wrong and why” in previous failures to protect children from sexual exploitation by “organised networks”.

    It chose not to hear evidence from survivors or experts in two weeks of public hearings, focusing on six areas in England and Wales as “they represent a range of sizes, demographics and instituional practices”

    Maggie Oliver, a former Greater Manchester police officer who exposed the alleged cover-up of grooming gang crimes said the probe was “too frightened to open the hornet’s nest”.

    Henrietta Hill, QC, lead counsel to the inquiry, said the it “carefully considered the extent to which, if at all, it should focus on areas such as Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford, all of which have attracted public attention”.

    She added, it was felt “more appropriate” to look more closely at “different areas, not least because it was intended that this was a forward-looking investigation building on analysis that’s already been done”.

    The inquiry’s findings will be published throughout next year with a final report due in 2022.

  125. Roger

    I’m a moonlighting Anglican, Roger. 🙂

    In Newcastle (or thereabouts)?

    I suggest prayers for protection from evil spirits before entering the narthex.

  126. kaysee

    COVID SURVEY: How brainwashed are you?

    The purpose of this questionnaire is to determine your ideas of citizenship and to rate your vulnerability to propaganda. Please answer all questions truthfully, then find your rating according to instructions given at the foot of the page.

  127. caveman

    Suzuki Mighty Boy , when you need a job half done.

  128. Armadillo

    There is a much better version of the Bobelinski interview here. It’s the ENTIRE interview.

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/entire-video-tucker-carlsons-interview-with-biden-crime-family-whistleblower-tony-bobulinski.html

    Seeing what is available on YouTube doesn’t quite give the full scope. Even the Tucker Carlson version doesn’t do it justice. Given time limits and such, it’s understandable.

    Take the time to watch the whole thing.

  129. Thank God others had the same prob, I thought I was being left out of the group.

    Hehe
    Game 102
    Mystery

  130. Arma – the real odds please.
    What does your bookie blackheart say?
    No EC predictions thanks.

  131. Armadillo

    My main point is that I watched the Bobelinski interview earlier on YouTube. I was a bit “suspect” that he wasn’t quite genuine. A smart guy who got over taken by greed, now covering his arse? Nope. Once you see the “full interview”, it makes more sense.

  132. Eyrie

    This 2012 model goes ok, put a tray on the back cos the stupid wheel wells are a couple of inches shy of a pallet width.- Thats not clever Toyota.

    Do they provide the captive nuts and bolt pattern for the pintle mount as standard or is it an option?

  133. Q at the moment is like the last days of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, before George piped up and said it was all non-canon and would be retconned in its entirety.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Previous OT was ranga central.
    We need to kickstart the ranga.
    So here is ultimate ranga music.

  135. vlad

    Q at the moment is like the last days of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, before George piped up and said it was all non-canon and would be retconned in its entirety.

    You’ll be telling us there’s no such thing as Life Day next.

  136. rickw

    Q at the moment is like the last days of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, before George piped up and said it was all non-canon and would be retconned in its entirety.

    Where did you lift this from? You’re not supposed to copy and paste your talking points.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Bruce. Stop that immediately.

    I am on record as saying ranga chicks are bang on.

    Ranga blokes. Well. Just the worst.

    Everybody says so. Believe me.

  138. Rex Anger

    Q at the moment is like the last days of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, before George piped up and said it was all non-canon and would be retconned in its entirety.

    I thought you didn’t believe in it mUnted, and liked to hang shit on anyone who did…

  139. Arky

    You bastards. You bloody bloody bastard bastards. You let me rant on the old thread and none of you said anything.
    Well here it is.
    That’s it.
    I’m taking arse and kicking names.
    This 21st century shit just doesn’t cut it anymore.
    Firstly, we need some decent bloody rock music. No more of this written by a team in a morning to a formula crap. Real people, real music and some genuine rebellion.
    2. I want movies with cool cars, car chases and random violence for no particular good reason. No more long expositions on why some fucker feels like glassing some xunt. You don’t need a reason.
    C). You cannot have a decent realistic car chase if all the cars being made look like a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a space age suppository. Or if they can’t be stolen. Or if they only have a range of 150 km before requiring an hour to recharge. Fuck all this needless shit off and supply the proles with cheap, badly handling and easily stolen vehicular transport with large internal combustion engines and no airbags.
    IV. I don’t give a shit about global warming. There is no global warming. I’m old. The weather is exactly the same. Fuck off.
    5). Foreigners. If you want to come here you better start providing a bit more than you have of late. There are literally billions of you bastards all over the world emerging into first world status. Where’s the contribution? Where’s your equivalent of Levis? Where’s your Coca Cola? Where’s your rock music? Where’s your Burt Reynolds? What the fuck have you people been doing all century? Get off your arses and come up with something we can watch, listen to, drink on a hot day or wear that’s freaking cool.
    6. These fucking sign language mothers. How much longer is that going on? I don’t want to see that shit while some provincial third tier politician is lying to me. Fuck off with that shit.
    7. Stop flying me around the world in an airplane with only two engines. If I’m going to plunge into a mountain range I want to do it at full throttle under four engines. At least four engines. By now they should have eight.
    8. While I’m waiting for that eight engined airplane I don’t want to have to queue with hundreds of other slobs or take anything off and put it in a tray or have my cock scanned and irradiated. Stop it with that shit. No one’s hijacking the thing and if anyone wanted to bl*w it up it would be one of the many dodgy luggage handlers you hire who A: Don’t have to go down with the thing and B: Don’t have to scan their junk before work everyday. You’re not fooling anyone with this shit.
    10. These phones. Piss them off. No one needs to be constantly interacting with their own personalised individually tailored bubble governed by an algorithm in California written by a slimy antifa punk every single Goddamn waking instant. Throw them away. Have some time staring out the window or fantasising about Sarah at the office’s arse like we used to do back when everyone was almost sane.

  140. Rex Anger

    You’ll be telling us there’s no such thing as Life Day next

    Raarrrrreuuggh!

    *Raging Wookiee noises intensifies*

  141. Top Ender

    I want movies with cool cars, car chases and random violence for no particular good reason

    Sounds only fair.

    That reminds me – i have never seen The French Connection.

    Apparently has a good car chase.

  142. Old Lefty

    Thanks for the post about the UK inquiry avoiding Rotherham and Rochdale, zyconoclast. It sounds as if it’s as corrupt a political sham as the Gillard-McClellan farce.

    Heard anything, by the way, from apologists for ‘the world’s most feminist religion’ after the Qatar airways incident? Come on ABC, where are you?

  143. kaysee

    🐭
    A customer service agent, an administration clerk and their manager are all walking to lunch when they stumble upon an old, antique oil lamp.
     
    Knowing that old oil lamps can often house a genie they enthusiastically rub it in hopeful anticipation.
     
    Sure enough, out pops a genie.
     
    “I am the genie of the lamp and you can each have one wish,” says the genie.
     
    “Me first! Me first!” says the customer service agent. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.”
     
    There’s a poof sound followed by a cloud of smoke and the customer service agent’s gone.
     
    “Me next! Me next!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.”
     
    There’s a poof sound followed by a cloud of smoke and the administration clerk’s gone
     
    The genie then looks at the manager and says, “OK, I guess it’s your turn now.”
     
    “I want those two back in the office in exactly 45 minutes,” the manager responds.
     
    .
    .
    .
    .
     
    Moral of the story: It’s always a good idea to let your boss go first.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘6. These fucking sign language mothers. How much longer is that going on? I don’t want to see that shit while some provincial third tier politician is lying to me. Fuck off with that shit.’

    Preach it, brother.

  145. Rex Anger

    @ Arky-

    How’s that .303 video coming along?

    Beautifully written, Arky

    Sounds like mUntz has just volunteered to help you demonstrate how Lee-Enfield bayonet drill works.

    Fix Swords!

  146. rickw

    Vikpol are going to need to be sent to prison to be reformed:

  147. Rex Anger

    @ kaysee-

    That’s gold!

    🤣🤣🤣

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Premier North Face and Hot Button aren’t really hitting the mark with the punters (the Hun):

    ‘The families of Victorians killed by coronavirus have branded Daniel Andrews a “smart arse” following his whiskey and doughnut celebration of the state’s low cases.

    ‘Mr Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton this week tweeted pictures of doughnuts to mark “zero” new cases for the first time since June — before the virus was set loose from within hotel quarantine.

    ‘Major government failing saw the virus escape and spread across Melbourne, sparking a second wave that has now killed 800 people.

    ‘Sebastian Agnello, who lost his mum Carmela Agnello, 92, said the Premier was “totally responsible” for the second wave. “Zero cases right? I don’t think they’ve got anything to congratulate themselves about,” Mr Agnello said.

    ‘“There’s still over 800 Victorians who have died because of COVID – and it’s because of him, and this second wave getting out of hand. He’s totally responsible for this.”’

    And:

    ‘Melbourne businessman Frank Micallef lost both his parents, Charlie Micallef, 87, and Carmen Micallef, 92, to the virus. “I wasn’t particularly impressed,” he said of the Premier’s posts.

    “An analogy is a guy who is celebrating and looking for praise and eventually solving a problem he started – light the fire and then put it out so you’re a hero. “I think it’s inappropriate and the guy should be begging for forgiveness from the people of Victoria for the mess they’ve made.”

  149. egg_

    The things you see from the cabin of a train.

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes I know the people mentioned in the above piece were very old.

    Does anyone think their families were allowed near them before they died? Nup. Me either.

  151. Rick hates VikPol more than me, confirmed.
    Cup Day is the antiDan rally.
    It’s gonna be big.
    Bring EVERYONE

  152. woolfe

    Great Rant Arkenator! I’m with you brother, those signers dressed in black are gonna take over if we’re not really careful, God knows what they are plotting. And right in front of our eyes.

  153. rickw

    Vikpol just missing a few cattle cars:

  154. Boambee John

    The supply of Australian grown frozen peas has been dropping in Woolies of late, and was non-existent today.

    Farming Cats: is this an issue with harvesting or transport to processing plants, or the result of a weather problem?

  155. Carpe Jugulum

    Arky
    #3636006, posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I think someone needs a hug, c’mon you scamp let uncle carpe give you a hug

    Then we can have a beer and listen to AC/DC

  156. Arky

    Go to the beach.
    Any beach from your childhood.
    Not only is the weather exactly the same as it was fifty years ago, the water is in precisely the same place.
    Waves lapping away at the same level vis a vis the continental fucking landmass of this great big brown eye of a land as it always has in living memory.
    There is no global warming.
    Same for the beaches of my memory. I went to Waikuku beach and couldn’t believe how far out I had to walk to reach water. When I did, I looked left, then right, and there was Pegasus bay, stretching out into the distance on either side in exactly the same position as it was almost fifty years ago.

  157. I never take note of any of the “Dan Andrews” utterings.
    I’m over it. Everyone is.
    There’s a political vacuum and no players?
    Deplorable Party4senate
    ??
    Any Cats I’ve met all welcome to apply for number 2 on the ticket.
    Lol, it’ll be hilarious.
    We’ll Win though.
    😎

  158. lotocoti

    ranga chicks are bang on.

    Only the ones with curves.
    The ones without will cut you deep and wide.

  159. Cactus

    Arky. That rant I think is probably the best comment I have ever seen on the cat. Ever.

    Have you taken that drug that Bobby Axelrod was taking?

  160. the water is in precisely the same place.
    BS
    I went to a childhood beach paradise recently
    The surf sucked, dude!

  161. notafan

    Frail elderly in care, coming up seven months without visit from family. Cries every time granddaughters ring her.

    Thanks Pyrodan.

  162. Calli,
    I have asked for my money back because they promised to return it. No comment since.
    They also pissed me off by believing that contributing to the Izzy fund was an open door for their (bacicaly harmless propaganda.
    What upsets me is that I was furious over the whole event and probably contributed more than I should have.

  163. Armadillo

    What does your bookie blackheart say?

    Ask every progressive you come across who hates Trump “to put their money where their mouth is”. Family, friends, workmates and so on. Tell them you respect their “point of view” and you don’t want to argue with them (it’s pointless anyway, as they won’t listen to facts or reason – but don’t tell them that – just smile and nod).

    Betting is the only way to settle the “dispute” – like gentlemen. You can then be “friends” and shake hands afterwards. Make sure you demand they give you 3/1 or whatever the prevailing odds are against Trump.

    Then take their wager and plonk it straight on Trump at 3/1 with whatever bookmaker will take it. Sportsbet, TAB, Betfair. Whomever.

    You are then using their money (at evens) if Trump loses (which he won’t) to bet on Trump.

    In other words, bet $100 with a Socialist loser and take $300 of them. Then reinvest the $300 and bet it on Trump and win $900.

    Worse case scenario is that Trump loses, you have to give the Socialist $100 if Biden wins. You also have to outlay the extra $300 with the bookmaker (which you would have done anyway).

    Best case is that if Trump wins, you get $900 and you didn’t have to outlay a cent. You also get “bragging rights” (which would be foolish to use as Hillary might run again in 2024). Two trick pony.

    Commiserate with them and try to hide your smirk.

    It’s difficult at the track, especially if the punters win a bit in the first few races. You have to smile and say congratulations. You need keep thinking in the back of your mind “I’ll get it back plus more”. And we usually do. Something to do with brain chemistry.

    If the Democrats had accepted the loss in 2016, they would be in a much better position now.

    No one likes a sore loser, or a smug winner.

    IMHO, I think that’s why Trump will win this election.

  164. Y’all have to give us Yarragrad crew a break.
    All posters.
    This lockdown has done a lot of damage.
    Metal damage…Brain damage….
    Even me.
    Should I be happy I got a few drinks at a bar after work?
    Phew
    Is it Stockholm in me?
    #loveMaximumLeadermost

  165. rickw

    Naturally this would be illegal in Victoria, can’t just walk up and buy Katana’s without your sword collectors license….

  166. Arma, thank you.
    I can’t understand it at the moment
    #nedicinalMJ
    But I know there’s kernels in that post.

  167. dover_beach

    Would that be her hair or the tassles on her stole?

    Her hair. Sort of cut you’d see in Castlemaine.

  168. smug winner

    Shut up, Trump is a pretty handsome man!

  169. Zyco, when the Wall is finished, c2022, you owe me a tequila,xunt

  170. calli

    I guess this is the wrong time to talk concrete.

  171. Armadillo

    The difference between a bookmaker and a punter is that we have to fake our emotions.

    We have to look sad when you lose, and look happy when you win.

    With punters, it’s the reverse.

  172. Zyconoclast

    ailgunner
    #3636049, posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:46 pm
    Zyco, when the Wall is finished, c2022, you owe me a tequila

    Happy to.
    You can owe me a cognac if it’s not.

    Note I don’t end my sentences with vulgarity.

  173. What the hell do you do with frozen grapes in Canada ?

    Make Ice Wine.
    Tends to be quite expensive at retail – though some cheap kero versions are creeping out at under $100 a stubby bottle these days.

    Knocking off half a tonne from on the vine? – points straight to someone who hasn’t met a quota elsewhere.

  174. Rex Mango

    Seems last year in NSW 1,100 students who couldn’t read so well were allowed to have someone sit alongside them during their HSC exams to read the exam questions to them and this year it will be 2,000. Isn’t that called cheating?

  175. I love the professional, math based approach, Arma.
    Gives a different perspective on the markets.
    But reinforces my view that the bookies have no idea about politics.
    Profit
    Bookies101

  176. Mark A

    Boambee John
    #3636026, posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    The supply of Australian grown frozen peas has been dropping in Woolies of late, and was non-existent today.

    Farming Cats: is this an issue with harvesting or transport to processing plants, or the result of a weather problem?

    Peas have been machine harvested and shelled for yonks.
    There is a vid showing 60 acres of peas harvested in 5 hours flat.
    You cannot harvest it by hand and make a quid. Not these days

  177. kaysee

    The Black Heron, “Umbrella Bird”,
    Using its Wings as a Shade Canopy to Fool and Trap Fish

  178. Boambee John

    Armadillo

    Betting is the only way to settle the “dispute” – like gentlemen. You can then be “friends” and shake hands afterwards. Make sure you demand they give you 3/1 or whatever the prevailing odds are against Trump.

    That reminds me.

    m0nty, how much have you put on Biden? you say he is a dead cert to win, this is your chance to recover some of the $50,000 that you say the lockdan has cost you this year.

    Come on, time to put your money where your capacious mouth is.

  179. lotocoti

    Movie explosions should have a sense of weight.
    Half a stick of dynagel taped to a jerry can of hi-test is no substitute for real heft.

  180. kaysee

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    Joe Biden called President Donald Trump “George” on Sunday, as if he were running against George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, or maybe George Washington, before catching himself. (Or being helped by someone outside the camera’s view.) He appeared to be a tired old man in need of help with his everyday life. Yet at both debates, though he made mistakes, he looked to be far more sentient, at times even sharp, in stark contrast to the doddering senior citizen we usually see. How can this happen?
     
    We won’t speculate as to the cause behind the sharp differences in the Biden of the debates and the Biden we’ve been seeing at other times. We just wish to note the wide gulf between the two
    …………

  181. Rex Anger

    Movie explosions should have a sense of weight.
    Half a stick of dynagel taped to a jerry can of hi-test is no substitute for real heft.

    Aside from the fact that ‘real’ HE explosions (like hand grenades) are quite ‘boring’ to watch. More smoke cloud and shrapnel than flash and bang…

  182. Arky

    This century is just going to get shiter and shiterer until it’s like being locked in a highway rest stop toilet block with numberwang.

  183. Tom

    Many thanks, your Doomlordship!

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “kaysee
    #3636065, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm
    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?”

    I’ve wondered that too.

  185. Geriatric Mayfly

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?”
    I’ve wondered that too.

    Extract (Conc.) of monkey gland

  186. Some History

    London Has Fallen | Financial Collapse
    510,024 views •Oct 25, 2020

  187. lotocoti

    Naturally this would be illegal in Victoria, can’t just walk up and buy Katana’s without your sword collectors license….

    It’s as much origami collecting as nihonto collecting these days.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Black Heron

    There’s a night heron which forages in mangroves not far north of Cafe Bruce. Interesting because the area it forages in also has a great egret and a spoonbill. I see them often as I pass by on the bicycle path.

    My white-faced herons have been off hunting for frogs and etc since La Nina has arrived, although Mrs Heron did visit today around 3pm. Had some Coles mince but wasn’t especially hungry. Herons love La Ninas.

  189. Rex Anger

    This century is just going to get shiter and shiterer until it’s like being locked in a highway rest stop toilet block with numberwang

    Arky- You’ve done a terrible thing! I’ve gone visual, and I don’t like it! 😳

    Here- Not everything in the current era is bad

  190. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    ritalin

  191. lotocoti

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    Pacing wires and a SuperCheapAuto trickle charger.

  192. Rex Anger

    @ Arky-

    My second choice of documentary is totally because it encompasses everything old and new in a good way.

    Totaly not cos I’ve been there twice, and featured quite prominently in this video.

    Honest… 🙄

  193. kaysee

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates ……

    Yeah, I checked the article looking for answers, but ………

    We just wish to note the wide gulf between the two and hope that the voters who haven’t yet cast their ballots, as well as those who have an opportunity to change their votes, will do the same over the next seven days. America deserves better than a president who is likely to soon become incapacitated, leaving the White House in the hands of progressives who would rule rather than govern under constitutional restraints.

  194. Arky

    Rex Anger
    #3636074, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    ..
    Well it’s better than those stupid space shuttles.
    But it’s not a Saturn V.

  195. sfw

    Warm wet summer should lead to ruined wheat crops,anyone in the futures markets?

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Aside from the fact that ‘real’ HE explosions (like hand grenades) are quite ‘boring’ to watch

    Did a weekend at Holsworthy.
    We were throwing grenades.
    The grenade range site was fun, because of the serpentine brick walls. The bricks were quite damaged at the throwing position. I admire the range seargents who had the job of pulling feckless throwers behind brick wall when thrower had brain seizure.

    Anyway, the fun thing of that weekend was I drew sentry duty at the gate. Which had a formidable blockhouse next to it. About 200 m from the grenade range. So I got to see the rest of my company chuck their potatoes, whilst peering over the top of the blockhouse.

    Quite something, seeing the grey compression wave from a simple grenade. Amazing how much energy you can pack into something the size of an avocado.

  197. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rex Mango
    #3636057, posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    Seems last year in NSW 1,100 students who couldn’t read so well were allowed to have someone sit alongside them during their HSC exams to read the exam questions to them and this year it will be 2,000. Isn’t that called cheating?

    Rex, when it provides a tangible benefit to some and not others and has become this widespread, yes!

    It reminds me of a similar thing I saw this morning on the ABC website.

    Read down to find a family with a particular self-identifying status. While the story does not mention any additional on-line learning support because of that status, the fact that they more closely resemble Bruce Pascoe (as well as many other Australians) suggests a strategy being followed by many for a particular reason.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/education-opportunity-landmark-report-reveals-gap-widening/12817724

  198. mh

    Breaking
    Epstein fallout
    ‘I was blindsided’: Kevin Rudd says he had no idea about think tank’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein
    Kevin Rudd said he first heard about Epstein’s connections through media reports in 2019.
    Kevin Rudd says he was “blindsided” to learn that paedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $650,000 to the International Peace Institute – a think tank that he has chaired for six years.
    1 hour agoby Latika Bourke

  199. Zyconoclast

    Naturally this would be illegal in Victoria, can’t just walk up and buy Katana’s without your sword collectors license….

    This of course would be ok

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We were throwing grenades.

    Hated them. Every time I pulled the pin, I was seized with the morbid fear I was going to drop the blasted thing, and all I wanted to do was fling the infernal device, as far from me as I could.

  201. Geriatric Mayfly

    De Blasio Wants New Yorkers Who Are Threatened by Mentally Ill to Call Wife’s Company Hotline

    Great! Attacked by a madman, ring a madwomyn for comfort.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/education-opportunity-landmark-report-reveals-gap-widening/12817724

    From the link

    All are on track to be future Indigenous leaders, and with the extra support they were lucky enough to arrange, they have gone back to school on par with their peers.

    You couldn’t make this shit up, seriously!

  203. Zyconoclast

    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    ritalin

    Adrenochrome

  204. Rex Mango

    ABC RN Big Ideas just did entire show about Marian Wilkinson’s new book The Carbon Club. A history going back to 1995 & Kyoto & how Australia has stubbornly refused to drink the climate Kool Aid and sign up to emission trading scheme/carbon tax. The whole show was about slagging off at nasty Liberal bogey men like Howard, Nick Minchin & Big Oil/Mining like Hugh Morgan, who have supposedly tried to impress the Americans by not introducing an emission trading scheme. Funniest bit of the interview when Marian related how in 2009 Rudd was PM & climate believe Turnbull was Opposition Leader & all would have been well, but for the dastardly Cory Bernardi who went to the USA, met with Big Oil & returned to scheme to replace Turnbull with Abbott. Too funny hearing how angry these people are still about the evil Abbott & he wasn’t even PM then.

  205. Rex Anger

    @ ZK2A and Bruce-

    I loved the damn things!

    But I did once trip on a rock and faceplant while carrying 2 boxes of F3 prac grenades (Current issue Low Explosive, for non-military Cats) while taking them to to Grenade Range ammo point at Puckapunyal.

    Right after the WO2 in charge of the range warned me to be careful.

    Much laughter, and jeers of “See? This is why we can’t have nice things!’

    Cav Scout IETs were grouse. 😊

  206. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    the full interview

  207. Arky

    Hand grenades play havoc with my sinuses.
    Shattering headache after half an hour both times at the range.

  208. Geriatric Mayfly

    Also from Zulu’s link. Have a gander at Indigenous Mem and her Djangadi family. Words fail.

    About half an hour outside of Canberra, in regional New South Wales, 14-year-old Caitlyn, 16-year-old Iliana, 13-year-old William and their mother Mem are bucking the trend, with the help of the Smith Family.
    They are members of a proud Indigenous family originally from Djangadi country, in far north-eastern NSW.

  209. Arky

    I honestly can’t remember if I’ve been to the grenade range two or three times.
    It’s all blurred into a series of pain filled flashes.
    I pretty sure it was at least twice, because I can remember two separate locations.

  210. pete m

    nice rant arky, but I do have a sarah working in my office with a lovely … hmmm

  211. Rex Anger

    @ Arky-
    Well it’s better than those stupid space shuttles.
    But it’s not a Saturn V.

    It is not. But the proposed Constellation rocket andspacecraft systems developed by NASA for Moonshot 2.0 and Mars missions between 2005 and 2009 were an impressive evolution of the Saturn V and Apollo kit.

    The stats alone for the Ares V rocket (188 tons into Low-Earth Orbit, vs. Saturn V’s 118 tons) would have made for a glorious sight.

    But, President Obama happened (Thanks, Barry!), and NASA was gutted, subverted and directed to expend all its efforts on Climate Change propaganda generation. And several generations’ worth of space flight experience was ceded to Russia, China, Eueope and the private sector.

    Sadly ironic, given that is was a socially ‘radical’ Democrat in JFK whonset NASA on its way some 40 years prior…

    Dammit! Now I’m sad too! Screw this, I’m off to look at Steam Locomotives, Centurion (and Abrams) tanks and early fast jets for a bit…

  212. KC

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3636056, posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    What the hell do you do with frozen grapes in Canada ?
    Make Ice Wine.
    Tends to be quite expensive at retail

    Beat me to it Salvatore.

    Need many more grapes to make the wine than normal as the grapes are frozen ( picked at -8degrees , or colder) the juice is mostly frozen, but there is a residue that is not. That is where the luscious residue that results in the wine comes from. Very similar flavour outcome to Botrytis affected wines, achieved through a very different mechanism. Here is a maker’s website ( from Niagara on the lake in Ontario) that gives a few details. https://www.pillitteri.com/ouricewine/

    I have few bottles of this as a memento of my time in Ontario and can vouch for the quality. It’s worth seeking out as an alternative if you like the flavour of sauternes style wines.

  213. cohenite

    kaysee
    #3636065, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm
    Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?

    Cholinesterase inhibitors.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    But I did once trip on a rock and faceplant while carrying 2 boxes of F3 prac grenades (Current issue Low Explosive, for non-military Cats)

    M30’s? They were fun! Duck egg blue, made of cast iron and would go bang slightly when you threw them.

  215. dover_beach

    Can’t stomach anymore Planet America. They briefly covered the Bobulinski story but I don’t think they saw today’s interview before recording it. They simply passed off last week’s press conference and said that it demonstrates no unethical conduct on the part of Biden.

  216. Rex Anger

    @ bruce-

    M30’s? They were fun! Duck egg blue, made of cast iron and would go bang slightly when you threw them.

    Similar enough. The modern ones are so cylindrical they look likespup cans. Not ovid or round like the old Mills Bomb or M26…

  217. Top Ender

    Kruddster Krash!

    An international scandal has engulfed former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s New York-based peace think-tank, with claims it had “close ties” to notorious paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and was given $US650,000 in donations from the child sex offender.

    On Wednesday night, Mr Rudd said he had been “blindsided” when he learnt of Epstein’s donations to the Internat­ional Peace Institute, of which he is the chairman.

  218. Des Deskperson

    I’ve just been watching a show on SBS called ‘Australia; Come Fly with Me’, presented by someone who, I believe, used to star on “Home and Away’. It was meant to be history of aviation in Australia but it was actually a collection of sub cerebral ‘progressive’ cliches, many with only a tenuous link to flying. Examples include:

    Australia was a racist, white, meat and three veg hayseed nation until those wonderful post war ethnics – who apparently weren’t ‘white’ – introduced culture and cuisine:

    Indigenous Australians were trapped in an assimilationist Christian nightmare until Gough liberated them

    Hawke and Paul Hogan initiated a wave of larrikin nationalism that freed us from stultified Britishness

    Hawke and Keating’s innovative policies opened up Australia to the world

    Nasty John Howard tied to stop and turn back all this wonderfulness

    Flying enabled us to see how brilliantly Indigenous artists captured Austria’s landscape.

    All these banalities were certified by a legion of pasty-faced professors.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    Aaaaaaahahahhaa.

    Watching an episode of Frontline, with Mike Moore.

    Feature interview is – an AFL chick player who got dropped from her team for poor form. Interviewed by reporterette Jane Kennedy anyway. Footy chick says she was dropped because of discrimination. Chick sent straight to the Gold Coast immediately post-interview, on a plane the show paid for.

    Careful editing ensues, plus re-enactment inserted (fnarr) into segment. Story becomes ‘Team’s only heterosexual chick dropped for refusal of lesbian teammates’ advances’.

    Mike Moore at the end: ‘Hmmm. Thanks to Brooke Vandenberg for that disturbing story’.

    Could have been written yesterday. Genius.

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