Open Forum: October 31, 2020

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  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Is it dementia?
    I mean, the limited exposure I have had to dementia sufferers is that they don’t slur and mangle words like that. The words are often totally out of context and meaningless, but the diction is reasonably clear.
    Stroke?

    yep

  2. Boambee John

    Please supply some more. I am sure there is a Soviet word that means wonderful politician caring for the people but in reality thoroughly venal and depraved.

    Party General Secretary?

  3. calli

    Biden has always slurred his words.

    The poor habits of a lifetime are coming home to roost in his ageing body. He has got away with flim-flam and has never needed to put up a coherent argument for anything.

    The very things Trump is accused of are obvious and embarrassing in Biden.

    As they say in the glossies, Trump wears it better.

  4. woolfe

    Rejected by Paywallian, Sheridan article.

    Woolfe
    So we have censorship by the US media, twitter and facebook when anything suspect about the Bidens is revealed so the US public that get information from these sources are ignorant of the potential corruption.

    But you write

    It is a dark victory of Trump’s that he has convinced his opponents to behave as badly as he does.

    Can you imagine the cacophony in the media if there was a hint that a member of Trumps family had behaved as potentially corruptly as Hunter?

    whatshot0likesreply0replies
    Story: President deserves to lose … but not to Biden

  5. calli

    On my grandsons and “early learning”. When they’re with me, they definitely have “structured play”. Literally. 🙂

  6. JC

    This election has an eerie resemblance to 96 when Bob Dole was chosen as the GOP candidate. A way too old Washington insider who really didn’t appear serious.

  7. gafa

    Australia’s foreign aid spending to Indonesia has reduced over the last 6 years from 515 million dollars to 255 million dollars for this financial year.
    Australia’s total foreign aid budget is $4 billion.
    I would strongly suggest that as Australia is effectively broke, that not only aid to Indonesia but all foreign aid should henceforth be stopped.

  8. H B Bear

    Jury’s out on old P. Still.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    P used to wear an onion on her belt.

    As was the style at the time.

  10. Makka

    My hope is that it favours Biden because early voters tend to be younger and more liberal.

    Nope. Mostly white dudes , not college educated. In droves, bigger than 2016. In fact the Dem youth vote is actually down from 2016 at the same time back then. It’s looking terrible for the Dem turnout and mail in vote is failing for them all across the US. Stupid leftards walked themselves into another disaster lol.

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    Wisconsin governor urges voters to come to polls rather than mail ballots https://foxnews.com/politics/wisconsin-governor-tells-voters-to-show-up-to-polls-on-election-day-dont-mail-in-ballots #FoxNews

    See? they are ALL now seeing what stupid, horrible strategy it was to try to win on VBM and fraud. But it’s too late.

  11. candy

    Can you imagine the cacophony in the media if there was a hint that a member of Trumps family had behaved as potentially corruptly as Hunter?

    It would be wall to wall media. In fact so very bad, you could hardly imagine it. Every bit of anything on any Trump family member dredged up or just made up.

    Goes to show there’s nothing shonky in the Trump family and the bias of the media against him is real and enduring.

  12. Rockdoctor nails it:

    Rockdoctor #3638383, posted on October 31, 2020 at 9:02 am
    Personally I think Queensland is in a catch 22, Freckless doesn’t deserve Government and will be as wet as & absolutely as useless as Ballieu was in Victoria. However 4 more years of the present incompetent clown show?

  13. miltonf

    Speaking of lockdowns, those shitty little governments in Scotland and Wales were tailor made for uni ejucated marxist tyrants. Another poisonous egg laid by bLIAR.

  14. Some History

    Old Pirate Pete has done much pontificating on how religion should be understood with particular emphasis on the application of the New Testament to poofism. In being a religious scholar of note [at least in his own mind], surely the Pirate has a profound contribution on I slam and beheadings. If anyone can direct me to the Pirate’s work in this regard, much appreciated.

  15. Knuckle Dragger #3638375, posted on October 31, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Every time.
    Every time I laugh at the people who unwittingly continue on commenting on dead threads. Laugh, I say!

    A dead thread is at times useful for a spot of bear baiting, away from the main crowd.
    Works quite well when they come in like an oversized Grouper.

  16. shatterzzz

    Clint Eastwood preparing to say goodbye

    Eastwood has always had a way with words…..…….even though his comments below are unusually thoughtful, reflective, & cultured!

    Preparing to say goodbye… a message from Clint Eastwood

    My Twilight Years at 90

    If you realise each day is a gift, you may be near my age. As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end.
    There will come a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more.”
    No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.
    It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let everyone of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He or she was my friend, and I know where they stood.”
    So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against, Biden, that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron that spent eight years-in the White House with Obama trying to destroy our wonderful country and turn it into Muslim loving, socialist crap hole like he came from and I don’t mean Hawaii!
    Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbours have too many kids

    Regards, Clint

    Make My Day — Pass it on!

  17. Boambee John

    m0nty bleats about conservatives taking legal action to ensure vote integrity, but is pleased that the fascist left has been planning for some time a campaign of lawfare to steal the election. This is added, of course, to their various campaigns of voter intimidation (as with the New Black Panthers in 2008), and the usual shenanagins with illegal voters, dead voters and multiple voting.

  18. JC

    A dead thread is at times useful for a spot of bear baiting, away from the main crowd.
    Works quite well when they come in like an oversized Grouper.

    The first time in over decade the Driller has posted something unwittingly honest.

    Yep, perfect for a drunken loser stoush troll .. oh like you.

  19. Dot

    Gen Z are gonna be like disgusting boomers, despite early enthusiastic reports from PJW etc that they were freedom loving throwbacks to the greatest generation.

  20. Roger

    Personally I think Queensland is in a catch 22, Freckless doesn’t deserve Government and will be as wet as & absolutely as useless as Ballieu was in Victoria. However 4 more years of the present incompetent clown show?

    Quite possibly in tandem with the Greens.

    Palaszczuk has had a big falling out with miners over that possibility.

    Expect the KAP to benefit.

  21. Top Ender

    Well, I am sure you have noticed Mars, the god of war, in the night sky

    Last night we had Jupiter leading Saturn, and then Mars following, with Uranus trailing. Four planets visible in a nice row.

  22. Reagent

    In the SMH today US crime writer and Trump-hater Don Winslow is asked, “After four years of division and unrest in America, does he believe that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will become the next US president?”
    “I’m guardedly optimistic,” he says.
    “This has gone beyond right and left. It’s gone beyond Republican and Democrat. These are now matters of right and wrong; these are matters of morality and ethics.
    “Character matters – and Biden has that in spades.”
    OK, so Biden should be elected on morality, ethics and character grounds?

  23. lotocoti

    Sounds like 68% of college students need to be left smooth gummed.

  24. Makka

    65% of College Students Say Rioting and Looting is ‘Justified,’ New Poll Finds

    Blame their Gen X(box) parents.

  25. So why condemn Christchurch?

    Because the perp was Australian, probably a past Catallaxy participant, if truth be told.
    So many of his memes (the Great Replacement; Red Pill ideology; criticism of gun reform; etc) get regular exposure here.

  26. Oh come on

    Heh of course Dem govs are now saying voters need to turn up on election day rather than mail in their votes. It’s too late for the mail to get to where it needs to be in time. The bottom line is that it’s been made ridiculously easy to vote by mail this election. If either side was relying on mail-in votes and they’ve concluded they haven’t secured enough of these, they have a huge problem now. A *lot* of people who may have said they intend to vote but haven’t mailed their ballots yet simply aren’t that motivated to vote. It’s going to be extremely difficult to persuade these people to turn out on election day.

  27. dover_beach

    Makka, I’m sure Gen X parents share some blame but given they were raised by Boomers what did you expect?

  28. stackja

    The charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba

    The battle of Beersheba took place on 31 October 1917 as part of the wider British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza. The final phase of this all day battle was the famous mounted charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. Commencing at dusk, members of the brigade stormed through the Turkish defences and seized the strategic town of Beersheba. The capture of Beersheba enabled British Empire forces to break the Ottoman line near Gaza on 7 November and advance into Palestine.

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘probably a past Catallaxy participant, if truth be told.’

    Ahaaaaa.

    Tell it to the Marines, Private PissPoor.

  30. Makka

    dover,
    It’s always the boomers fault , right? Even when it isn’t. Boomers were raised by parents too you know. So boomers shortcomings are all the fault of the great Silent Generation. Not boomers fault at all. You’re being ridiculous.

  31. Dot

    Makka

    Actually it goes back to the greatest generation.

    They didn’t want the boomers to suffer, ever.

    I posted a video with Steve Allen about this a while back.

  32. mh

    Just voted.
    Hard to gauge public opinion as there is so much pre polling and postal voting now.
    No sausage sizzle.

  33. Terry Pedersen

    Biden has always slurred his words.

    Biden has been a bad stutterer all his life. It’s an impediment that is difficult to overcome and requires constant effort to achieve anything like normal speech. Mispronunciation, slurring words, even name confusion, are common outward signs of it.

  34. dover_beach

    Raymond Arroyo
    The @IngrahamAngle TONIGHT: I’ll report from Minnesota where President Trump and Joe Biden held rallies. The Governor here restricted attendance to 250 ppl. Thousands were standing outside the Trump event. Full story at 10pm E @FoxNews.

    Political interference.

  35. Makka

    Actually it goes back to the greatest generation.

    Read my response above dot.

  36. Dot

    So boomers shortcomings are all the fault of the great Silent Generation.

    In a way, yes.

    Famous Actor (Steve Allen) Regrets How He Raised His Baby Boomer Kids

  37. calli

    Gee those Boomers are a fecund bunch.

    Of course, it all depends on the expanding definition of “Boomer”, many of whom in the latest iteration were born a generation after the end of the war.

    The Blame Game has never known any bounds. Soon Gen X-ers will be post-Boomers and the Silent Generation will be Proto-Boomers.

  38. Dot

    Silent Generation: “I wanted my kids to have what I never had – food and shelter.”
    Baby Boomers: “I wanted my kids to have what I never had – toys and trophies!”
    Gen X and beyond: “I wanted my kids to have what I never had: a father.”

    LOL

    Humans are funny.

  39. Makka

    Famous Actor (Steve Allen) Regrets How He Raised His Baby Boomer Kids

    There are traits within each generation, yes. But once you yourself have children it’s your own personal responsibility how your choose to raise them. And you own that, not your generation . That is a cop out.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    Simon Katich, where are you? Get in here and put the chicken on both these cockheads (Tele):

    ‘Could this be social media’s most cringe-worthy tit for tat?

    ‘Eight months after going their separate ways, the ongoing Instagram selfie war continues between Kyly and Michael Clarke who seemed intent this week on one-upping each other in a classic contest of “who can look the happiest”.

    ‘In a dizzying back-and-forth which originally began back in July when Michael went public with girlfriend Pip Edwards, the pair have since traded very public “humble brags”, from Michael’s shameless stream of loving odes to Edwards to Kyly’s recent tributes to new beau James Courtney.’

    Hasn’t been a decent Australian captain since Taylor. Clarke’s yet another sook. At least his missus looks to be a tasty bit of kit, but probably dumb as dogshit as well.

    Oh hang on. That’s a plus, not a disadvantage. Keep an eye on your wallet though, Clarkey boy.

  41. Some History

    The megalomaniacs just go on… and on… and on…

    From Chris Snowdon’s blog:

    Vulture prohibitionists

    e.g.,

    The shameless opportunism of ‘public health’ wowsers is on full display in this week’s Lancet where John Ionnidis and Prabhat Jha suggest exploiting COVID-19 to ban smoking.

    Does the COVID-19 pandemic provide an opportunity to eliminate the tobacco industry?

    https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2020/10/vulture-prohibitionists.html

  42. Megan

    65% of College Students Say Rioting and Looting is ‘Justified,’ New Poll Finds

    And yet, if I grabbed their backpack from the college library floor, scattered it’s contents down the main staircase and stamped on their iPhone while pitching their laptop out the nearest window, the screams would be heard from Mars.
    Might be time to administer hard lessons so reality begins to penetrate the gender aware, woke, potato mash that passes for a brain

  43. Colonel Crispin Berka

    cohenite:

    As I said in a just world he would be shot; not that I’m advocating violence.

    Reminds of Dom Irrera’s catchphrase “I Don’t Mean That In A Bad Way Or Nothin’.”

  44. dover_beach

    dover,
    It’s always the boomers fault , right? Even when it isn’t. Boomers were raised by parents too you know. So boomers shortcomings are all the fault of the great Silent Generation. Not boomers fault at all. You’re being ridiculous.

    No, not everything is solely the fault of the Boomers but I’m sick of shitposting that this or that problem is the fault of Gen X, Millenials, or Zoomers as if cancel culture, etc. wasn’t already apparent in 1980s and 90s. Bloom and Hughes were already talking about it back then. And no, everything wasn’t honkey dory before the 60s. A lot of intellectual rot was appearing in the 19th C (and long before that too) and was getting worse early 20th C, but it is without a doubt that this accelerated as the Boomers came of age.

  45. Dot

    I don’t actually blame boomer parents.

    I blame the meddlers in their generation such as school teachers, “counsellors” and other assorted dickheads.

    *Yeah! Bodily autonomy at 14! Yeah! You’re parents are dumb and communism is great!*

  46. Knuckle Dragger

    *Yeah! Bodily autonomy at 14! Yeah! You’re parents are dumb and communism is great!*

    The reason people went out and got jobs at 12 isn’t because they wanted to.

    They did it a) to not starve, and b) they were generally dead at 55 anyway.

  47. Boambee John

    Because the perp was Australian, probably a past Catallaxy participant, if truth be told.

    Evidence? Or just your usual thrashing around in desperation, to explain why you lied earlier?

  48. Dot

    Look KD I am in agreeance with the “extended adolescence” thesis put forward by anti-educationalists like Gatto et., al., but if we infantilise young people, they shouldn’t be white anting their parents before majority or they pay their own bills. Certainly not at the behest of weirdos like Janet Yaniv or Dick Neville.

  49. Roger

    A lot of intellectual rot was appearing in the 19th C (and long before that too) …

    The noetic effect of sin is a fascinating yet sobering subject to contemplate.

    Absent the protective measures God ordinarily supplies to a culture we descend into vicious stupidity.

    Explains much of what is happening about us today.

  50. lotocoti

    How the hell are you supposed to pronounce Kyly?
    Is it:-
    Kee-Lee
    Keye-Leye
    Kee-Leye
    Keye-Lee

  51. Makka

    No, not everything is solely the fault of the Boomers but I’m sick of shitposting that this or that problem is the fault of Gen X, Millenials, or Zoomers as if cancel culture,

    Good. Join the club. But I notice you are always very silent when almost daily people here shitcan boomers. So if you really are sick of the shitposting get fkg real about it and drp the pontificating. But you just can’t walk the talk I see;

    “but it is without a doubt that this accelerated as the Boomers came of age.”

  52. Dot

    It’s actually KxLx.

    A Lovecraftian, monstrous, Elder God with an unpronounceable name in the form of a svelte and glamourous woman.

  53. Ed Case

    65% of Students say Looting justified?
    That figure tells me pursuing a University education is now a waste of time and essentially worthless.
    On the subject of the Stupid Party, who is running the Trump campaign?
    The only memorable anecdote from the entire campaign is Biden’s Corn Pop story and the Republicans can’t stop talking about it.
    That crossover Black vote must be huge for Trump, because the Corn Pop tale resonates with an awful lot of non Black people.
    I’m now giving Trump 250 EC votes, no more, and expect the looting to stop on Day 1 of the Harris
    Administration.

  54. Rex Anger

    Because the perp was Australian, probably a past Catallaxy participant, if truth be told.
    So many of his memes (the Great Replacement; Red Pill ideology; criticism of gun reform; etc) get regular exposure here.

    Jack Hunt engages in defamation as means to ‘win’ a debate. Foolish little man.

    Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch shooter, was by his own admission a violent eco-fascist who admired China (Whoopsie, Jack! Whose meme is that on Catallaxy? Oh, that’s right- Yours).

    His manifesto was a confused mess of historical outrage, leftoid racist tropes (including the Great Replacement- About the only thing you ever got right in your initial stream of lies and bile) and violent environmentalism. He praised China because of its efforts to maintain its racial purity, and wished Western nations would do the same.

    It is funny that I have never heard or seen an actual ‘right winger,’ let alone a Cat, espouse such ideals, except to wind up a gullible fool like you, Jack Hunt.

    He expected and intended that his selfish act of violent political theatre would taken up and exploited by the Left (particularly in New Zealand, but also here, as you have demonstrated) to further abuse and marginalise law-abiding innocents (i.e. the majority Anglo population), just as happens following every incident involving violence by their beloved RoPers. He hoped and expected to provoke a racial civil war.

    The Leftwits (including you Jack Hunt) reacted just as planned.

    His target population have a greater reserve of patience than he expected.

    Go away and research the NSW Coal Miners’ strikes of 1948, Jack Hunt. I am still waiting for my answer as to why you think holding an entire state to ransom so your boy Lance Sharkey could play Communist Revolutionary did not constitute a threat to the people whose lives and livelihoods he capriciously jeopardised.

    Come on Jack Hunt. Your Returned from Active Service Badge won’t save you this time…

  55. woolfe

    Tattoo watch.

    Dog beach yesterday, guy with an imprint of what looked like a tyre print across his left shoulder, or maybe it was real and he was run over? Really really fat girl in orange bikini with green hair, covered in what looked like blue mold.

  56. Dr Faustus

    Biden has always slurred his words.

    Biden slips in and out of lucidity and the puzzled look where appropriate language has just gotten out of reach. He may always have been thus – but if he’s not drifting away, he’s doing a bang up impersonation of aphasia.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s not infantilising kids Dot.

    This society (NOT generation whatevs) has grown affluent to the point where kidlets can now live at home, supported by their enraged mummies and daddies until they’re in their 30s.

    And for some reason these oversized juveniles generally don’t have rocks thrown at them in the street for doing so. In some circles it’s applauded.

    In any event, if children reach the age of 15 and have no plans or thought process to start making their own way, it should be permissible to call in the truck and cart them off to the tunnels.

  58. Ed Case

    Just voted.
    Labor volunteers Body Language isn’t that of winners, and the Greens have lost a bit of sparkle.
    PrePoll was continuous, so perhaps half the votes were cast before Polling day.
    Suggestions Katter’s Party are going to be KingMakers is wishful thinking.
    They haven’t covered themselves in glory being lickspittles for Labor, Judgment Day may be at hand.

  59. Tintarella di Luna

    Absent the protective measures God ordinarily supplies to a culture we descend into vicious stupidity.

    At a wedding earlier in the year 14 February actually pre-restrictions I met a beautiful young woman. I’d noticed her during the milling about pre/post-ceremony. She was wore a lovely pink dress way off the shoulder and nipped in at the waist – she looked about 16-17. What caught my eye was her radiance. When we sat down to the wedding meal she happened to be at our table and sat next to me. What luck.

    Turns out she was 32 had four children was a policewoman and her husband , also a policeman, was not at the wedding because he was home looking after the children so she could be at this family wedding. He father was the brother of the mother of the groom who’d only discovered a family he’d never known until recent years having been given up for adoption “born out or wedlock” (Lucky him,eh?)

    I told her I thought she radiated happiness. She said that she was lucky to have a deeply Christian faith, that every day she lived her faith, she and her husband shared that faith and were bringing their children up as Christians and yes she was very happy and blessed.

    I will always remember that beautiful young woman and with people like her and her family I think there is hope.

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘How the hell are you supposed to pronounce Kyly?’

    It’s Olde English.

    Pronounced ‘gold-digging skank, good for a root at a mate’s house before you piss off so she doesn’t know where you live.’

  61. Some History

    Good insights from a Kiwi living in America attending the Arizona rally.

    Anatomy of a Trump Rally

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/10/anatomy_of_a_trump_rally.html

  62. dover_beach

    But I notice you are always very silent when almost daily people here shitcan boomers.

    It’s often well deserved. And we I can I add my 2 cents worth. I also do the same re Gen X, Millenials, when it is deserved too, but I’m not going to pretend that the decline we see from the 60s onwards had nothing at all to do with the Boomers.

  63. egg_

    Aunty’s Midday News treating us to the daily CV-19 update from Veneztoria?
    The New ‘Elf Minister at the dais in-lieu-of teh Hunchback?

    Sutton: “It’s been a long nine months”.

    That’s how long it takes to fvck a State?

  64. Makka

    Biden has always slurred his words.

    The impression I have is that Biden’s short term memory is failing badly and fast. Of course he knows this. It’s one reason why he can’t do unscripted public appearances in person. He then is getting angry, frustrated and abusive when getting questions thrown at him and his ST memory fails publicly and embarrassingly.Especially questions like ” Joe, in Atlanta you said this….” He can’t even recall what he said 2 hours ago. Senility, dementia whatever. He’s an old corrupt swamp creature, greedy and arrogant whose mind has gone. The US will be in very big trouble if he is in the WH.

    Incidentally, to be confirmed as POTUS will he not have to submit to some kind of cognizance examination?

  65. Mater

    Because the perp was Australian, probably a past Catallaxy participant, if truth be told.
    So many of his memes (the Great Replacement; Red Pill ideology; criticism of gun reform; etc) get regular exposure here.

    Anyone looking for a reasonable analysis of the ‘Manifesto’.
    Here’s one that I think is (by Mark Durie):

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/opinion-post/the-anti-humanist-ideology-of-the-christchurch-killer/

  66. P

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3638642, posted on October 31, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Your comment above reminded me of an article I read in the Register this morning:
    A Closer Look at the Bible Amy Coney Barrett Was Sworn In On

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Black Actor Turner-Smith To Play English Queen Anne Boleyn In New Drama

    Anyone imagine the uproar if a white actor were to play Rosa Parkes, or Martin Luther King?

  68. Roger

    I will always remember that beautiful young woman and with people like her and her family I think there is hope.

    Compare and contrast with what I posted earlier about the Scottish National Socialists and their plan to turn children into informants on their parents if they deviate from SJW orthodoxy at the dinner table. Christianity will effectively be outlawed.

  69. calli

    Making cultural decline generational is too simplistic. Relative affluence might be a clue, but still doesn’t tell the whole story. We are complex and we like to categorise and stereotype. There’s safety and a degree of certainty in it.

    The Christian perspective of sin and the footholds and beach heads it is allowed to make in the human psyche might be closer to the mark. It takes over individuals, and runs through cultures too. I’m thinking about Screwtape here, Dover.

  70. egg_

    Dog beach yesterday, guy with an imprint of what looked like a tyre print across his left shoulder, or maybe it was real and he was run over?

    Seems to be the thang for Millenial Yank wymminses to have the “tyre tread mark” tattoo down one arm – there’s probably less Kiwis with tattoos than would-be Kardashians.

  71. Nick

    From Some History’s link

    The GOP detailed the research the campaign garnered from the rally sign ups and these are figures that do fluctuate from rally location to location and the figures are startling. 15% of attendees were Democrats and 30% were unaffiliated first time voters or voters who never voted in 2016 so will never show up in a Likely voter screen during polling. That means that almost 50% of Trump rally attendees are persuadable people. Based on an average attendance of 20,000 (many are more) that’s almost 10,000 potential new voters per rally. Assuming Trump seals the deal with only half that number, that’s 5,000 new votes he picks up per rally at a minimum. He will finish the race at 70 rallies so that’s 350,000 new voters, the vast bulk of which are in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Arizona as he has made only single visits to Nevada, New Hampshire, Nebraska, and Iowa. That is more than his total winning margin in FL, WI, MI, and PA in 2016 so there is a steely electoral vote calculation in all the enormous cost and effort.

  72. Roger

    Anyone imagine the uproar if a white actor were to play Rosa Parkes, or Martin Luther King?

    Funnily enough, there was an uproar on social media recently when an Isreali actress was cast in a new film about Cleopatra.

    “Should have gone to an Afro-Arab actress! You are stealing Arab roles just like you steal Arab land!”

    Then somebody pointed out Cleopatra was a Macedonian Greek.

  73. Dr Faustus

    Is it:-
    Kee-Lee
    Keye-Leye
    Kee-Leye
    Keye-Lee

    One thing is certain, you’ve put far more effort into that question than Kyly’s mum ever did.

  74. egg_

    He then is getting angry, frustrated and abusive when getting questions thrown at him

    One of the first signs of slipping into Dementia IIRC.

  75. Des Deskperson

    As someone, I think, has already mentioned, the Oz today has a fawning interview of ‘the irrepressible, hugely intelligent, always insightful and utterly unique man of letters’, Barry jones, by Troy Bramston.

    It’s a puff for a new book of, er, futurology by Jones, called ‘What is to be Done”

    Here are some of the brilliant insights of Barry the Brain:

    ‘We see a retreat from reason; the rejection of facts and expertise; the rise of populism, snarling nationalisms, tribalism and conspiracy theories, a fundamentalist revival and hostility to science>’

    Keep in mind that these fifth hand ‘progressive’ cliches and received wisdoms are not an extract from some undergraduate essay at Victoria University, but the insights of – we are told – our greatest living intellectual treasure.

    He was a lecturer in history at Latrobe University for a very short time indeed back in the early seventies. His work was not impressive: pedantic, pedestrian, factoid oriented, almost the cliche of the dull savant.

  76. JC

    Who can ever forget this.

    It wasn’t funny she fell ill, it’s hysterical how they just chucked in the van and took off.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/09/11/video_clinton_stumbles_and_falls_escorted_into_van_after_abruptly_leaving_911_memorial.html

  77. calli

    Incidentally, to be confirmed as POTUS will he not have to submit to some kind of cognizance examination?

    And if he should fail, who’s next? Harris?

  78. Makka

    And we I can I add my 2 cents worth.

    Fine. So can I. So stfu with the “stop shitposting” preaching when you are readily doing it yourself. Nah, the decline actually set in when Gen X thought that the IT world meant no need to work hard and experienced their life online. Downhill from there.

  79. Anthony

    Why would anybody leave his or her house to vote for Biden?
    Really, nobody in his right mind would be unaffected by the Hunter Biden dirt.

  80. Tintarella di Luna

    Your comment above reminded me of an article I read in the Register this morning:
    A Closer Look at the Bible Amy Coney Barrett Was Sworn In On

    What I have noticed about Christians who live their faith is that by and large they are hopeful. In fact that was an observation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn when in the gulags, that people of faith seemed to weather the privations and inhumanity better than those who only had faith in the system and the party and had nothing in reserve when their betrayal was complete.

  81. Dot

    Black Actor Turner-Smith To Play English Queen Anne Boleyn In New Drama

    This is nuts; I can tolerate a black Valkyrie, Guenevere etc., but not real world stuff.

    Why not have a white Malcolm X?

    Sounds like a project for Dave Chappelle and Billy Red Balls.

  82. zyconoclast

    Smashing “Whiteness” in the Classroom
    Ohio’s education department offered—and withdrew, at least for now—a startling collection of “antiracist” teaching supplements.

    Ohio may be a red state with a Republican governor and state legislature, but the Ohio Department of Education kicked off this school year by promoting far-left, racialist, anti-police propaganda in the form of its recommended “Anti-Racist Allyship Starter Pack,” a resource for social studies teachers. The starter pack contains about 200 links to “antiracist” op-eds, essays, and blog posts, which exemplify what President Trump meant when he spoke of a “left-wing cultural revolution” in our schools “designed to overthrow the American revolution” in favor of “far-left fascism.”

    75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

    How White Womens’ Tears Threaten Black Existence

    When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels

    The Souls of White Folk

    What do we do with white folks?

    White People Have No Culture

    White Fragility

    The Conscious Kid

    Trump Defends White-Nationalist Protesters: ‘Some Very Fine People on Both Sides’

    Discourse & Debate: Is performative activism inherently bad?

    Amy Cooper, White Spaces, and the Political Projection of Whiteness

    Wear Your Voice Magazine

    The White Space

    In Defense of Looting

    This Is What Black Burnout Feels Like

    Amy Cooper Knew Exactly What She Was Doing

    Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

    Black Lives Matter & COVID-19: An Activist Roundtable

    We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

    Letter From a Birmingham Jail

    If Beale Street Could Talk and the Urgency of Black Love

    Embracing Sadness When Joy & Rage Are the Only Options the World Offers to Black People

    How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism

    What the Prison-Abolition Movement Wants

    I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    1619 Project

    New York Times compilation on the lasting legacy of slavery in the US The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    The Case for Reparations

    Where is the outrage for Breonna Taylor?

    Forget “Looting.” Capitalism is the Real Robbery

    A Timeline of the Events That Led to the 2020 Uprising

    Why Protest? (Zine)

    Chicago Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) Teaching Collective

    America, This is Your Chance

    How Do We Change America?

    44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

    What Kind of Society Values Property Over Black Lives?

    How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering

    Anti-Blackness in the fashion industry Business of Fashion 500 is now 499.

    What It’s Really Like to Be Black and Work in Fashion

    Anti-Blackness in the Asian community Model Minority’ Myth Again Used as a Racial Wedge Between

    Asians and Blacks

    20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

    6 Ways Asian Americans Can Tackle Anti-Black Racism in Their Families

    The Asian American Reply to Pandemic-Era Racism Must Be Cross-Racial Solidarity

  83. Makka

    And if he should fail, who’s next? Harris?

    Horrifying.

  84. Dot

    Then somebody pointed out Cleopatra was a Macedonian Greek.

    Lyndsey Marshal, yum yum.

  85. zyconoclast

    (CNN)Philadelphia City Council passed a bill Thursday banning police use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray during protests or other First Amendment protected activities.

    The bill passed 14-3 Thursday, and came in response to police use of such nonlethal devices against protesters in May and June in the days following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  86. Rex Anger

    [M]ore importantly than the Qld election, today is Beersheba Day.

    ‘They’re under the guns.’

    Indeed.

    103 years ago today. 4th (VIC) And 12th (NSW) Australian Light Horse regiments, assisted by supporting actions by the 3rd and 9th ALH (Both SA), Kiwi Light Horse and a battery of the Royal Horse Artillery, charged into and captured the wells of Beersheba.

    It was a last-ditch effort, made with other options exhausted.

    15 of the town’s 17 wells were captured intact, saving the Allied efforts in the desert.

    It opened the way into the hithero unconquerable city of Gaza, and ultimately Jerusalem.

    I am proud to have served with descendant Regiments 12/16 Hunter River Lancers and A SQN 3/9 South Australian Mounted Rifles.

    Tenax et fidelis, Ich Dien and Nec aspera terrent Cats.

    And ever more so as we watch the ramparts of the leftwits’ viral tyranny crumble…

  87. Dot

    In any event, if children reach the age of 15 and have no plans or thought process to start making their own way, it should be permissible to call in the truck and cart them off to the tunnels.

    Damn, I thought Dad was joking about the tunnels!

  88. dover_beach

    Making cultural decline generational is too simplistic.

    Sure, that is why I noted the marks of decline before the Boomers and said they only accelerated what was already present.

  89. Go away and research the NSW Coal Miners’ strikes of 1948,

    Except there weren’t “coal miners’ strikes” in 1948. They took place between June and August of 1949.
    You really are thick. You have read a little history, or perhaps listened to the persistent mythology of army Regs who always get it wrong.

    I have lived much of this history. You’ve read about it. There’s no substitute for actual lived experience, sonny boy. You embarrass yourself.

    And the use of the military to overcome strike action from both sides of politics is hardly unique in Australian history,

    The Menzies government intervened on the waterfront at Bowen in 1953.
    Holt used the RAN to break a SUA boycott in 1967 and the Fraser’s government used the RAAF during the 1981 Qantas dispute.
    Hawke did the same during the 1989 Australian pilots’ strike, when I travelled on a C130H from Townsville to Brisbane to attend a principal’s conference.

    I was able to have a quiet word to a couple of colleagues as we were queuing to board, explaining that they would have a much more comfortable trip if they held back in the line. That way, they wouldn’t end up near the front of the fuselage where the intervention of the undercarriage bays narrowed the space so you sat with your knees wedged between those sitting opposite. They were grateful.

    The “Communist takeover attempt” you allege (1949 not 1948) is part of that mythology.
    It comes from the same source as “Every National Serviceman who went to Vietnam was a volunteer”.
    History is ripe for rationalisation, especially on this site.

  90. Dr Faustus

    Just out of the polling place and looking in vain for a Democracy Sausage.

    I’ve just wilfully broken the Iron Law of Voting, by putting the ALP sitting member second, and the Green candidate last. Faint hope for Pinky, stronger hope that McConnel doesn’t fall to a third Green MP.

    I stand condemned as a sheeple and an SFL stooge.

  91. C.L.

    Who can ever forget this.

    It wasn’t funny she fell ill, it’s hysterical how they just chucked in the van and took off.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/09/11/video_clinton_stumbles_and_falls_escorted_into_van_after_abruptly_leaving_911_memorial

    “Escorted into van,” CNN reported creatively.

    She was chucked in the back like half dead Billy Batts in Goodfellas.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I have lived much of this history.’

    And lied about it.

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.
    And the Marines. They remember too.

  93. zyconoclast

    On Friday, McDonald’s filed a motion to dismiss a $US1 billion racial-discrimination case filed by Black former franchisees.
    -McDonald’s legal counsel, former US attorney general Loretta Lynch, said in a statement that “there are legal deficiencies in the complaint that merit dismissal at this early stage.”
    -Black former franchisees sued McDonald’s in late August, alleging they were forced to close or sell more than 200 locations due to “systematic and covert racial discrimination” at the fast-food giant.

  94. Makka

    The “Communist takeover attempt” you allege

    The commo defending communism again. It’s a family thing.

    All communists believe communism would be just fine if only it had been implemented properly.

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘half dead Billy Batts in Goodfellas.’

    ‘Now go get yer fuckin’ shinebox!’

  96. C.L.

    Democracy Sausage

    Is this another unseemly leak from Hunter’s laptop?

  97. calli

    accelerated

    By force of numbers or individual design? How fast? How can you measure it?

    The people who shaped my world were the Silent/Greatest Generation. They were the ones who supplied tv and press content for my consumption. They taught me at school. They were my bosses at work. I never went to uni until much later, so didn’t get a dose of indoctrination from there.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The Menzies government intervened on the waterfront at Bowen in 1953.’
    Unions. Fair enough.

    ‘Holt used the RAN to break a SUA boycott in 1967’
    Unions. Fair enough.

    ‘and the Fraser’s government used the RAAF during the 1981 Qantas dispute’
    Unions. Fair enough.

    ‘Hawke did the same during the 1989 Australian pilots’ strike’
    Unions. Fair enough.

  99. dover_beach

    Fine. So can I. So stfu with the “stop shitposting” preaching when you are readily doing it yourself. Nah, the decline actually set in when Gen X thought that the IT world meant no need to work hard and experienced their life online. Downhill from there.

    LOL, it was Boomers telling Gen X the future was IT as you shipped our manufacturing overseas in the 80s and 90s.

  100. Struth

    In my electorate, One Nation is getting really good feedback.
    The Labor thugs at the booth in town are becoming threatening and standing in front of her signs, shirt fronting style tactics, while leaving the fellow global socialist Liberal party guy’s gear alone.

    Forget Katter, I reckon One nation will get the protest vote in the regions, they’ve been everywhere and really visible for months now.

  101. P

    What I have noticed about Christians who live their faith is that by and large they are hopeful. In fact that was an observation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn when in the gulags, that people of faith seemed to weather the privations and inhumanity better than those who only had faith in the system and the party and had nothing in reserve when their betrayal was complete.

    SOLZHENITSYN: MORE THAN FASHIONABLE
    by John Wilson
    10 . 30 . 20

  102. Zatara

    From Some History’s link:

    I’d like to have gone to the Biden event in Phoenix on October 8, but it was not advertised, and it turned out to be for invited guests and media only.

    Umm, that’s not a campaign rally, that’s a club meeting. Not very likely to turn out the vote.

    He pulled that same stunt in Michigan today apparently.

    Obama and Biden are scheduled to hold drive-in rallies in two Democratic strongholds to encourage Michigan residents to vote with just three days until the Nov. 3 election.

    The events are not open to the public…

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    We see a retreat from reason; the rejection of facts and expertise

    Barry Jones obviously knows this personally from himself and his colleagues. Maybe if he actually looked at real world data not the stuff spoonfed to him by sycophants he might regain his reason. The Left is one big echo chamber of pseudoscience from which escape is horrendously difficult.

  104. Fisky

    Oh dear, the LNP are are running an openly pro-Beijing stooge who is trying to intimidate his opponents. Hope they lose badly.

    Drew Pavlou 柏乐志
    @DrewPavlou
    ·
    16h
    Attempt to intimidate and terrify Hong Kongers in Australia – supporters of CCP-linked LNP candidate Peter Zhuang film and attempt to identify Hong Kongers protesting with us for democracy.

    Another pro-Zhuang woman stood across the road filming us for more than 40 minutes.

  105. candy

    Why would anybody leave his or her house to vote for Biden?
    Really, nobody in his right mind would be unaffected by the Hunter Biden dirt.

    Democrats voters are mostly voting anti Trump, I think.
    I think they would vote for any Democrat at all and their media will support any candidate at all, as long as Trump doesn’t win. Biden and Harris are mostly irrelevant.
    It’s an anti or pro Trump election. An election on Trump himself and his vision for America’s future.

  106. C.L.

    Drew Pavlou 柏乐志
    @DrewPavlou
    ·
    16h
    Attempt to intimidate and terrify Hong Kongers in Australia – supporters of CCP-linked LNP candidate Peter Zhuang film and attempt to identify Hong Kongers protesting with us for democracy.

    Another pro-Zhuang woman stood across the road filming us for more than 40 minutes.

    So he’s filming them but when they do it, they’re Chinese spies.

    Mmkay.

  107. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Really, nobody in his right mind would be unaffected by the Hunter Biden dirt.

    the trolls think it’s just how business is done on the left

  108. Makka

    Steve trickler
    #3638692, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    Rex [email protected] 12:59.👍

    Thanks for that. I remember seeing if many years ago , still makes my hair stand on end. Soundtrack is awesome. The cinematography was outstanding, makes you feel the moment. Particularly as they mustered up and set out on the charge, tensions mounting. Wonderful film making.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Mr Pavlou’s 15 minutes ended quite some time ago.

  110. notafan

    Dot is correct but as the wooden storytelling has stopped it is tolerable.

  111. Roger

    By force of numbers or individual design? How fast? How can you measure it?

    Church attendance is one measure. It collapsed during the 1970s.

    Mind you, much of Protestant Christianity in Australia was moribund anyway and had been for decades.

  112. notafan

    You missed a couple dot.

  113. Rex Anger

    Hawke did the same during the 1989 Australian pilots’ strike, when I travelled on a C130H from Townsville to Brisbane to attend a principal’s conference.

    Hey Jack Hunt,

    You said it was an E model earlier this morning, alleging it felt like exactly the sameaircraft you had flown in 20 years earlier.

    I know they look similar, but aren’t. You got your factoids wrong again.

    Furthermore, rabting in circles around how I got my dates wrong, plus ““I lived through all this sonny, and you didn’t!” *Random Angry Old Man Noises* did not even answer my question about how Lance Sharkey’s attempt at Rolling NSW over.with his (Communist) Red Rover did not present a threat to all NSW reisdents, businesspeople, and wider Australia.

    More importantly, to be in yor early 20s in time for active service in Vietnam would have made you about the age where toddling about the house and not shitting yourself was an achievement. Fantasise harder, Jack Hunt you old fool.

    You have once again tried to hide behind your Returned from Active Service Badge. You have also tried to smear the ARA (Your old service, no less!) in order to try and get one over on me.

    That’s it, Cats! That’s the Quinella! Troll-flounce Number 5. And may there be many more to come…

    I hereby declare myself Ace Anger, to use at will on any uppity old fool, lockdrone or other subspecies of dickhead troll on this scrofulous blog…

  114. Boambee John

    I have lived much of this history.

    Wow! At the ripe old age of two, the bin chicken “lived” the NSW coal miners’ strike! What a man.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    Rex,

    Words mean what Liability Bozo Bob want them to mean.

    He writes for an audience, y’know.

  116. Makka

    LOL, it was Boomers telling Gen X the future was IT as you shipped our manufacturing overseas in the 80s and 90s.

    You dolt. Boomers were the ones most affected by jobs shipped overseas at the time. The majority of the boomer generation were dead against it. No, responsibility for that debacle rests with the greedy business elites who lined their pockets by offshoring their labour, not a whole generation. Stick with facts to make your case, don’t invent bs narratives. That’s numbers schtick.

    How old were you in the 80’s and 90’s anyway. 15?

  117. zyconoclast

    Meanwhile in Canada

    Data doesn’t support Dr. Williams’ call to close for restaurants, gyms

    So here is the big question after looking at the new models and data released by the province on Thursday.

    Did the doctors advising Premier Doug Ford lie to him or at the least hide data from him when they advised him to put large parts of the province into a modified Stage 2 of the lockdown?

  118. Roger

    SOLZHENITSYN: MORE THAN FASHIONABLE

    For quite a few years Solzhenitsyn seemed to disappear from Australian book shops.

    He was a special order.

    I’ve noted his reappearance on the shelves lately, along with new editions of Brave New World and 1984.

  119. Ace Anger

    First post with cheeky new handle.

    (When it doth appear…)

  120. zyconoclast

    Federal government plans to bring in more than 1.2M immigrants in next 3 years

    Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled what he called an “ambitious” three-year immigration plan today that set targets for bringing skilled workers, family members and refugees into Canada.

    Canada aims to bring 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

    The numbers — which represent an increase of about 50,000 for each year — aim to compensate for the shortfall this year due to the pandemic and represent about one per cent of Canada’s population.

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Boambee John

    #3638727, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I have lived much of this history.

    Wow! At the ripe old age of two, the bin chicken “lived” the NSW coal miners’ strike! What a man.

    Strong Labor tradition.
    If Stephen Conroy can descend into sobs about “radioactive milk” which never happened two years before he was born …

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Struth

    #3638698, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    In my electorate, One Nation is getting really good feedback.
    The Labor thugs at the booth in town are becoming threatening and standing in front of her signs, shirt fronting style tactics, while leaving the fellow global socialist Liberal party guy’s gear alone.

    So, you put Liberal ahead of Labor on your ballot paper, right?

  123. calli

    Church attendance is one measure. It collapsed during the 1970s.

    Not part of my experience, though I don’t doubt you.

    Sydney Diocese was huge, with a massive attendance by young people by way of Youth Fellowships and Sunday Schools. Still going strong well into the 80’s when my children were born, and the youth group that my kids went to in their teenage years and into their twenties numbered hundreds. My own grandsons go to a bursting Sunday School.

    Outside Sydney, I can’t say as far as Anglicans are concerned. The little Pressbutton church I now attend is growing despite Covid. A rule of thumb might be that people gather wherever the Gospel is preached. Preach it and they will come. 😀

  124. miltonf

    My C of E Minister quoted Al Grassby in one of his sermons. Big turn off.

  125. Top Ender

    Haven’t studied the Beersheba Charge, but if it’s as depicted in Steve’s video above the Turkish defence was fairly incompetent.

  126. miltonf

    To sum up 2020- the demonrats tried to blow up the US economy and start a race war.

  127. Fisky

    This is why it is virtually impossible for any mainland China born candidate to get a clear run. To gain any traction in their own community they have to be pro-Beijing (all the Chinese community papers in Aust are now run by Beijing), but then this will come out in a general election and who the fuck wants to vote for a foreign regime stooge.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8882679/Queensland-LNP-candidate-Peter-Zhuangs-newspaper-ads-asking-Chinese-people-vote-own.html

    Mr Zhuang’s personal Facebook page in March 2013 also had a message in Mandarin which urged Communist China to more aggressively spread its influence from the South China Sea to northern Asia and Australia.

    ‘I urge the Chinese government to follow the law and promote the “strike hard” and “suppression” overseas, starting with neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Japan, and gradually spreading to the Americas, Europe and Australia, so that people of all ethnic groups will feel China’s presence,’ he wrote.

  128. rickw

    This is pretty darn awesome!

  129. hzhousewife

    Forget Katter, I reckon One nation will get the protest vote in the regions, they’ve been everywhere and really visible for months now.

    Several times yesterday on rural NSW news I heard stated that One Nation had died in the arse and would not keep their one seat. Rural ABC I suppose, not sure what radio station was on.

  130. Makka

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3638737, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Hahaha. Biden did a rally tour through Texas…. and only Trump supporters showed up!

  131. Fisky

    Uh oh!

    Robert Barnes
    @Barnes_Law
    Due to worse-than-2016 Democratic performances in early vote, Democratic strategists now praying the polls are wrong about heavy GOP voting on election day.

  132. egg_

    We see a retreat from reason; the rejection of facts and expertise

    Overhyped Modelling vs reality?

  133. gafa

    How the hell are you supposed to pronounce Kyly

    MM, cuppla minutes long.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    miltonf

    #3638739, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    My C of E Minister quoted Al Grassby in one of his sermons.

    Well, if the sermon was on the Sixth Commandment, his name might come up.

  135. Top Ender

    Had a squiz about Barry Jones online. Strangely, not very much personal information. Here’s a piece from a bloke who earlier says he likes him:

    He is an incorrigible show-off, and he regales readers with lists of his heroes, his favourite music, operas, films, novels, paintings and places. They are immensely worthy lists, but a sub-text seems to be that only a fool or a philistine would dispute any inclusion in the Jones canon.

    Jones is also an incorrigible name-dropper who describes his encounters with Arthur Koestler, Patrick White, Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Graham Greene, Igor Stravinsky, etc etc. No name who swam into the Jones orbit is left undropped. He is immensely pleased with the circle of international acquaintances he developed while working on his dictionary of world biography.

    So what is Barry’s problem? Here’s a guess: as a quiz kid and later as TV’s Pick-a-Box champion, Jones has basked in admiration for his cleverness and his prodigious ability to absorb and regurgitate vast amounts of precise factual information.

    He has been indulged to the point where he finds it difficult to accept anything less than total acquiescence with his views.

    Link

  136. calli

    Upon reflection, I recall something I was told about the big church I “grew up” in. By the early 80’s, most of the youth of the parish had moved on because married. They couldn’t afford to live in the now very expensive Lower North Shore suburb, and were out and about in cheaper digs on the periphery.

    Churches out there were expanding, new buildings, church plants. But the old neo-Gothic sandstone place was almost deserted. My sister went back there one Sunday night and Evensong was being celebrated in the choir stalls. The great, aisled nave was empty. Very sad. Who was left behind to continue attendance? The Silent/Greatest Generation parents of the now departed grown-up youth, most of whom decided not to turn up.

    And now it’s gone full circle again. I’m told the place is packed. Chinese Christians make up a large chunk of the congregation.

  137. Zatara

    https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1322303433341235200

    That’s not stuttering, that looks like aphasia. Possibly primary progressive aphasia.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Haven’t studied the Beersheba Charge, but if it’s as depicted in Steve’s video above the Turkish defence was fairly incompetent.

    Good account in “The Charge” by David W Cameron.

  139. calli

    Truaninonashufodopressure.

    As I said earlier, Trump wore it better.

    covfefe

    🍿

  140. Top Ender

    A bit snowed these days Zulu, due to publishers being demanding.

    I see in some accounts the MGs were on the flanks as they should have been, but in the film it seems to show at least one with horsemen charging straight at it. Is that accurate?

    Also, the Turks’ arty was firing shells. Nothing like canister rounds for close-up defence?

  141. woolfe

    So what cocktail of drugs would they have had to give Bidung to make him semi coherent during the debates? Or was Hunter supplying the medication?

  142. Top Ender

    Joe Biden has his Deplorables Moment:

    Joe Biden, who recently branded Trump supporters “chumps”, once against derided the President’s adoring fans, calling them “ugly folks … they are not very polite, but they’re like Trump”.

  143. Some History

    My C of E Minister quoted Al Grassby in one of his sermons.

    Covid could have been around decades ago with Grassby being one of its first victims. Didn’t appreciate then what had caused his loss of taste.

    https://imgur.com/zueqPyU

    🙂

  144. Nick

    And now it’s gone full circle again. I’m told the place is packed. Chinese Christians make up a large chunk of the congregation.

    Calli to the naughty corner, Calli to the naughty corner

  145. egg_

    So what cocktail of drugs would they have had to give Bidung to make him semi coherent during the debates?

    +1

    If he’s suffering from Aphasia, he can’t read his Smartwatch?

  146. Runnybum

    Well I have done my bit to boot pluckaduck

  147. A Lurker

    That’s not stuttering, that looks like aphasia. Possibly primary progressive aphasia.

    Could run in the family.

  148. zyconoclast

    2020 Update: “For every 100 girls…..”

    For every 100 girl babies who die in the first 27 days of life 126 boy babies die.
    For every 100 girl babies who die after the first 27 days but in the first year of life 127 boy babies die.
    For every 100 girls ages 1 to 4 years who die 129 boys die.
    For every 100 girls ages 5 to 14 years who die 134 boys die.
    For every 100 girls and women ages 15 to 24 years who die 262 boys and men die.
    For every 100 women ages 25 to 34 who die 233 men die.
    For every 100 women ages 35 to 44 who die 175 men die.
    For every 100 women who die by opioid overdose, 318 men die.
    For every 100 female deaths attributable to alcohol, there are 374 male deaths.
    For every 100 women who die on the job, 1,171 men die working.
    For every 100 females ages 15 to 19 who commit suicide there are 293 males.
    For every 100 females ages 20 to 24 who commit suicide there are 464 males.
    For every 100 females ages 25-29 who commit suicide there are 418 males.
    For every 100 females ages 15-19 who die of homicide, there are 642 males.
    For every 100 females ages 25-29 who die of homicide, there are 579 males.
    For every 100 females ages 30-34 who die of homicide, there are 488 males.
    For every 100 female military personnel who have died during Operation Enduring Freedom, 4,506 men have died.
    For every 100 female military personnel who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 3,915 men have died.
    For every 100 female military personnel who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom,

  149. Des Deskperson

    ‘Covid could have been around decades ago with Grassby being one of its first victims. Didn’t appreciate then what had caused his loss of taste.’

    Grassy’s hideous and garish statue still lurches out of its nook in the foyer of an ACT Government building in Canberra

  150. Howard Hill

    Giuliani – Here are the crimes they’re hiding from you.

  151. Tel

    zyconoclast #3638774,
    Prison population? Most of them are men.

  152. Zatara

    Did someone mention the Dems were behind in Broward County?

    Florida officials stop attempt to register dead people in Broward County

    Florida elections and law enforcement officials detected a scheme that sought to register dozens of dead people to vote in Broward County, though the motive is not clear, according to the county elections office.

    Yeah, that motive not clear thing seems to be going around in the MSM these days.

  153. LNP Insider

    The Palacechook keeping us safe line plays well especially with older age groups. This demographic really hurts the lnp. Any seat with lots of retirees and pensioners qill swing hard – Pumicestone, Caloundra, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and several on the Gold Coast.

    LNP are relying on North Queensland seats. They start nine behind and I struggle to come up with more than 6 realistic seats they can win. If Labor pick up some of the seats I mentioned above they then need even more seats. I have not even factored in the Katter and Hanson factor which may see Katter take more if the seats the LNP.

    I find it very hard to see the LNP winning a majority.

  154. Rex Anger

    @ TE-

    Haven’t studied the Beersheba Charge, but if it’s as depicted in Steve’s video above the Turkish defence was fairly incompetent.

    The town was actually fairly well-defended by Turkish and German troops. The town was garrisoned by most of a Turkish brigade, well-equipped wih artillery and a German air squadron based on the town’s outskirts. At least 2 light bombers were directly involved in trying to break up the cjarge. This is depicted in the film The Light Horsemen.

    The film was remarkably good in its geographical depiction, showing the 4th ALH charge through the relatively open terrain into the prepared trenches on the South-Western approach.

    The Southeast, where 12ALH went, was a narrower and rockier avenue of approach, and thus less heavily defended. It was felt an advance through there was less likely. My old regiment thus faced very little resistance as it hooked to the left and wheeled right into the town.

    (If you ever get into Armidale NSW, ask the personnel at the A SQN 12/16HRL depot if you can have a look at their museum collection- A former member was a civvy draughtsman, and drew a map of the charge from memory post-war. There are also some gorgeous WW1 and pre-Federation artefacts, including a Hard Track biscuit that survived the Boer War!).

    The key to the defence was Tel el Saba, where the Trks has an Observaion Post. I believe here may have been a gun nest of some sort up here too. Between the Kiwis and 3rd and 9th ALH, this was neutarlised. Ditto some smaller features on the way.

    When the defenders noticed 4th and 12th being mustered out of reserve, a attept was.made to bring up a field gun to take their assembly area under fire. A quick reaction by a supporting bttery of Royal Horse Artillery stopped that in very short order.

    The biggest factor in the success if he Battle of Beersheba, TE, was the fact that the Turks and Germans expected the ALH to charge up, dismount and fight as infantrymen.

    The only ‘true’ Cavalry regiment (Sabre and Lance) Australia ever raised was the NSW Lancers under Lord Carrington in the 1880s. Every other Colony/State raised mounted infantrymen, and the subsequent AIF’s Ligt Horse Regiments were trained to dismount and fight as skirmishers.

    That Bill Bourchier, commander 4th Brigade chose to charge his troopers instead, was a completely unexpected. This unnerved the Turkish troops, who consistently failed to adjust their rifle and MG sights down as the Light Horse came on at them. Many rifles recovered after the action were still set foe 1600 yards, the extreme range for volley fire. They had taken up the effort after the field guns ran out of range, but the shock of the horsemen still coming at them, shouting cheeringnand wavig their bayonets in the sky was too much.

    Australian Light Horse troops only became true cavalry in early 1918, with the issue of sabres anf rifle buckets.

    You could argue that the success at Beersheba was a combination of firepower (albeit provided by supporting troops), mobility and sheer shock action.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    That’s not stuttering, that looks like aphasia. Possibly primary progressive aphasia.

    Yes.
    He isn’t stuttering.
    Quite the opposite to being stuck on one word.
    He is running over words like his crack-head son running over road-kill in a stolen car.
    If he misses the odd syllable he doesn’t go back for it.
    He just ploughs on and some words/syllables end up horribly mashed together and unrecognisable.
    The worst thing is, he seems totally unaware that he is doing it.
    In his mind’s ear it sounds like Larry Olivier reading Shakespeare.

  156. zyconoclast

    The Minimal Persuasive Effects of Campaign Contact in General Elections: Evidence from 49 Field Experiments

    Abstract
    Significant theories of democratic accountability hinge on how political campaigns affect Americans’ candidate choices. We argue that the best estimate of the effects of campaign contact and advertising on Americans’ candidates choices in general elections is zero. First, a systematic meta-analysis of 40 field experiments estimates an average effect of zero in general elections. Second, we present nine original field experiments that increase the statistical evidence in the literature about the persuasive effects of personal contact 10-fold. These experiments’ average effect is also zero. In both existing and our original experiments, persuasive effects only appear to emerge in two rare circumstances. First, when candidates take unusually unpopular positions and campaigns invest unusually heavily in identifying persuadable voters. Second, when campaigns contact voters long before election day and measure effects immediately — although this early persuasion decays. These findings contribute to ongoing debates about how political elites influence citizens’ judgments.

  157. Rex Anger

    You could argue that the success at Beersheba was a combination of firepower (albeit provided by supporting troops), mobility and sheer shock action.

    * To my last, I add:

    And I suspect more tham a little divine intervention to boot…

  158. LNP Insider

    Struth

    #3638698, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    In my electorate, One Nation is getting really good feedback.
    The Labor thugs at the booth in town are becoming threatening and standing in front of her signs, shirt fronting style tactics, while leaving the fellow global socialist Liberal party guy’s gear alone.

    Forget Katter, I reckon One nation will get the protest vote in the regions, they’ve been everywhere and really visible for months now.

    Sounds like you are in Maryborough. That might be true there but in many electorates they have no campaign and their candidate isn’t even a local. In alot of seats Katter has a presence and local ground campaign while One Nation doesn’t. In my seat One Nation had a quarter of the votes last time yet they are not even bothering this time.

  159. duncanm

    calli
    #3638300, posted on October 31, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Northconnex opens today. Finally. A huge project and much needed.

    They’ve set the toll way too high though. At $7.99 for cars and $23.99 for trucks (note the Colesworths pricing) it’s going to encourage massive rat running down old Pacific Highway and the Comenarra.

    Cars will just continue down PH road. Trucks can’t because of the cameras, but I can’t see them rat-running down the Pac Hwy and Comenarra due to the load restrictions.

    This morning was a bit of a revelation on PH road – no conga lines of B doubles. A nice change.

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’d almost consider a tesla just to get the fsd

  161. BrettW

    Fisky’s link to Dail Mail story about Peter Zhuang is interesting.

    Seems his electorate is 14% Chinese. His advertising promotes the concept of voting for your own people (ie. Chinese). I guess he has not thought that through. Who do the non Chinese voters vote for if that is his advice ? Lucky his ad is in Chinese so they can’t read it.

    Unfortunately the situation is such that any Chineses candidate is probably going to be pro China in order to get to the top of the pile to have a chance for election.

    At least he 2nd preferenced One Nation which goes against another group of Chinese who were strongly campaigning that ON should be placed last.

  162. Tel

    All communists believe communism would be just fine if only it had been implemented properly.

    What they mean is: it would be great for me … if I was the boss.

    They ain’t thinking about how the other people would feel about this.

  163. Mitch M.

    Zatara
    #3638757, posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1322303433341235200

    That’s not stuttering, that looks like aphasia. Possibly primary progressive aphasia.

    You can determine that from such a short example? Not “looks like”, “sounds like”. Oh the irony. I know an FBF who is an expert in aphasia and he’d die laughing from that observation.

  164. Top Ender

    Thanks Rex, for that very precise analysis.

    A lovely use of shock troops then.

  165. Fisky

    Unfortunately the situation is such that any Chineses candidate is probably going to be pro China in order to get to the top of the pile to have a chance for election.

    You basically can’t vote for any candidate with a mainland Chinese background unless they are on the record as denouncing the CCP. I can’t think of any other community that has this problem.

  166. Roger

    Chinese Christians make up a large chunk of the congregation.

    Yes, ethnic Christianty is a phenomenon, but I had decline in the mainstream Anglo culture in mind.

    There is some evidence that the overall decline has plateaud since the ’90s; no doubt ethnic Christians account for some of that resilience, but they’re not having an impact upon the general culture, which is increasingly Christophobic.

  167. Zatara

    You can determine that from such a short example? Not “looks like”, “sounds like”. Oh the irony. I know an FBF who is an expert in aphasia and he’d die laughing from that observation.

    Too bad he isn’t here isn’t it?

    If you have an alternate suggestion I’m sure we’d all like to hear it.

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    There is a golfing euphemism known as ‘the Susan Boyle’.

    Sounded all right, but looked like shit.

    Biden both sounds and looks like shit.

  169. miltonf

    It’s now 5 weeks since we first asked Senator Michaelia Cash to explain this statement:

    “Julia Gillard is a former prime minister and because of that she won’t be charged”.

    Is this true? If so it shows the uniparty is a fact. Bloody hell- political class vs Joe Public.

  170. woolfe

    You basically can’t vote for any candidate with a mainland Chinese background unless they are on the record as denouncing the CCP.

    Taqiyya? Naaa they would never do this.

  171. rugbyskier

    Re Northconnex, I usually drive from southern NSW to the Mid North Coast once or twice per year to visit family so I will probably give it a try next time. The tolls will be $20 each way from the Hume to the M1, which is ok for a couple of times a year. Will be interested to see the time saving – the 675km trip took 6:35 driving time last time, using Pennant Hills Road.

  172. Perplexed of Brisbane

    Rockdoctor #3638383, posted on October 31, 2020 at 9:02 am
    Personally I think Queensland is in a catch 22, Freckless doesn’t deserve Government and will be as wet as & absolutely as useless as Ballieu was in Victoria. However 4 more years of the present incompetent clown show?

    That’s why I want a minority government with the minor conservative parties holding the balance of power. Not like with the greens who are just in lockstep with the ALP.

  173. Rex Anger

    Thanks Rex, for that very precise analysis.

    A lovely use of shock troops then.

    Somewhat by accident, TE.

    All actions up to that point (including Romani and the abortive first and second attacks on Gaza, which the ALH actually captured but were forced to retreat from due to Fog of War causing confusion in the Allies’ HQ. Much to Harry Chauvel’s disgust), were won through the superior mobility of the mounted infantry regiments available to he Allies in the desert. The ALH regiments also possessed a lot of organic firepower in the form of a very generous issue of Hotchkiss machine guns.

    But purely mounted actions like Beersheba were shied away from, due to the Allies’ negative experiences with cavalry charges against prepared defences and automatic weapons on the Western front. Despite this, I believe there were multiple small-unit skirmishes wih Turkish cavalry (lance and sabre-equipped) from time to time.

  174. Fisky

    Good point. There are no excuses whatsoever for NOT calling every one of these races at close of polls if the networks truly believe Biden is up by over 10 points.

    Ben Domenech
    @bdomenech
    ·
    5h
    ABC has Biden up 17 in Wisconsin. FOX has Biden up 12 in Michigan. CNN has Biden up 10 in Pennsylvania. NBC has Biden up 8 in North Carolina.

    These are very big leads. Each network should be able to call the state the minute polls close.

    It will be interesting if they can’t.

  175. Roger

    That’s why I want a minority government with the minor conservative parties holding the balance of power. Not like with the greens who are just in lockstep with the ALP.

    The Greens are well to the left of the ALP.

    The worst possible outcome is ALP minority government with the Greens.

    They’d only survive one term but QLD might not recover from it.

  176. Infidel Tiger King

    Brett Favre
    @BrettFavre
    My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for
    @RealDonaldTrump
    . #Vote Ballot box with checkFlag of United States

    Trump has the best endorsements.

  177. Rockdoctor

    In a lot of seats Katter has a presence and local ground campaign while One Nation doesn’t. In my seat One Nation had a quarter of the votes last time yet they are not even bothering this time.

    LNP Insider, haven’t been to Queensland since March but I agree from what I have been told from up that way. Haven’t seen much of PHON at all, their guy in Marani will probably hold on with the advantage of incumbency and may jag Thuringowa at an outside chance but I’d say KAP will come in above them there. They were at 30% of primary in some places last election and 20 elsewhere, they will get nowhere near that but I’ll make a call they will be around 10%. The dark horse in the regional areas IMO is KAP, especially in Burdekin.

    At least the party learned from last time in Townsville withe candidates, Doyle is a quality candidate for Mundingburra & will do well I think against the hopeless aloof Les Walker. Ditto Townsville.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    Dog-faced pony soldiers. The Hun:

    ‘Joe Biden couldn’t contain his outright contempt for the President’s supporters when they effectively drowned out his speech at his latest drive-in rally in nearby Minnesota.

    ‘Trump supporters chanted, jeered and beeped their horns outside the Biden rally at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

    ‘“They are not very polite, but they’re like Trump,” Mr Biden said of Trump supporters with flags standing about 100 yards from his stage at the Minnesota state fairgrounds in St. Paul. They also blew airhorns and chanted “four more years” as Biden was speaking.

    ‘He also at one point referred to the Trump protesters who were blowing air horns as “ugly folks over there beeping the horns.”’

    Hahaha. Ugly young folks with their records players, and their uhhhhhhh……..

  179. Anatomy of a Trump rally

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/10/anatomy_of_a_trump_rally.html

    Great read, Some History. If you scrolled this earlier, perhaps read it now!

  180. zyconoclast

    The Drudge Report posted a 45 percent decline in web traffic in September as the site alienated its core readers by turning against President Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

    The data — derived from comScore, which tracks the industry — were released in a report by TheRighting, a website that analyzes traffic to right-leaning websites. TheRighting told The Post that the Drudge Report had 1,291,000 unique visitors in September, according to data supplied by comScore, down from 2,340,000 in the same month a year ago.

    September’s eye-popping decline marks the ninth month in a row that the political news aggregation website run by reclusive founder Matt Drudge has seen traffic fall, TheRighting said.

  181. Makka

    From the Anatomy of a Trump Rally article;

    The rallies serve an important purpose above the more obvious ones like rallying the base, supporting down ballot candidates, and maintaining the candidate’s message momentum. The GOP detailed the research the campaign garnered from the rally sign ups and these are figures that do fluctuate from rally location to location and the figures are startling. 15% of attendees were Democrats and 30% were unaffiliated first time voters or voters who never voted in 2016 so will never show up in a Likely voter screen during polling. That means that almost 50% of Trump rally attendees are persuadable people. Based on an average attendance of 20,000 (many are more) that’s almost 10,000 potential new voters per rally. Assuming Trump seals the deal with only half that number, that’s 5,000 new votes he picks up per rally at a minimum. He will finish the race at 70 rallies so that’s 350,000 new voters, the vast bulk of which are in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Arizona as he has made only single visits to Nevada, New Hampshire, Nebraska, and Iowa. That is more than his total winning margin in FL, WI, MI, and PA in 2016 so there is a steely electoral vote calculation in all the enormous cost and effort.

    Meanwhile, Joe is doing his rallies via Zoom. No wonder Podesta is “stressed”.

  182. calli

    Move over ZoeDaniel. And hold David Lipson’s beer.

    The man’s reporting from a literal war zone. And his child got sick from Covid. Except he didn’t.

    Better than the Perils of Pauline.

    Working in a two-bedroom apartment with a toddler was challenging to say the least.

    We spent three months in the apartment, making daily outings with Hugo to keep us all sane.

    We wanted to stay out of public areas so usually hung out in back alleys throughout the city.

    These were the sorts of places, near dumpsters and deserted carparks, that you would never usually take a toddler.

    We would walk for an hour and barely see a car or a person.

    It was totally bizarre.

    No. He wasn’t in Melbourne. He’s in Washington.

  183. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    best self driving yet

  184. JC

    You gotta love it. Cute, young gal with a sense of humor ragging on the left.

    https://twitter.com/stclairashley/status/1322229238590746627

  185. JC

    See, this how it works. Thanks to Twitter, the Hiden corruption has spread more and NYPost wins.

    News Corp called the move, “an important moment for journalism and for the freedom of the press.”

    “There is no evidence whatsoever that the documents are not authentic, and the arbitrary blocking of the Post was a significant moment during a critical time in this election season. It also had a negative commercial impact, but the Post team was determined that principle should prevail and it has.

    “Alexander Hamilton, the paper’s founder, looks down tonight with a broad smile and a sense of pride,” said Chief Communications Officer Jim Kennedy.

    The Post gained about 190,000 followers while it was locked out of its account, a 10.6 percent increase in just about two weeks.

    Meanwhile, Twitter’s stock price plunged more than 21 percent Friday, to $41.36 a share, down $11.09.

    That compared to a drop of just 1.2 percent for the S&P 500 Index, which Twitter joined in 2018 when it replaced Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer.

  186. miltonf

    See, this how it works. Thanks to Twitter, the Hiden corruption has spread more and NYPost wins.

    That’s great JC- good for Trump, good for America, bad for Bidet and nice that it backfired on Dorsey. Newscopse not all bad!

  187. Mark from Melbourne

    That’s not stuttering, that looks like aphasia. Possibly primary progressive aphasia.

    I have some (limited) experience with aphasia, via my sister, who has MS with a side order of the odd piece of epilepsy.

    In that limited experience, that sounds nothing at all like aphasia. Aphasics do not drift in and out of coherence. Once they go off, they are well and truly off some some time. If you look at the full clip of that, he is back speaking English in the next sentence.

    My guess is that he’s old, tired, in mental decline and – with a history of stuttering – just gets to near the end of the sentence and kind of gives up.

  188. Makka

    It’s a great sport, no matter what the naysayers reckon;

  189. JC

    It’s a great sport, no matter what the naysayers reckon;

    You obviously like it because of demonstrable athletic abilities. Kinda like reading Playboy for the articles.

  190. Makka

    You obviously like it because of demonstrable athletic abilities.

    I think pole vault crowds can only get bigger with this high level of physical prowess on display.

  191. wivenhoe

    Kinda like reading Playboy for the articles.

    Whoa, say what? Playboy have articles??

  192. JC

    Oh look, they now realize mail in voting was a terrible idea and is going to fuck the Demonrats up big time

    Wisconsin governor urges voters to come to polls rather than mail ballots
    Voters can also return their absentee ballots at a county clerks office or at an early voting location.

    They likely know they’re going to lose WI.

  193. Rex Anger

    @ JC-

    Some are more *ahem* athletic than others…

    (Anyway, what’s not to like? Woman can handle her big, long bendy stick quite well… 🤪)

  194. Nick

    FMD

    The heckler confronted the Premier while shouting about job losses and the border closures before screaming “don’t bully me” as Ms Palaszczuk walked off.

    “209,000 people out of work Premier. It‘s about time it stopped. Open the borders,” he was heard yelling to Ms Palaszczuk.

    Ms Palaszczuk fired back, saying it was “exactly what the LNP want”.

    “They want the borders open. There you heard it exactly today,” she said.

  195. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Knuckle Dragger at 12:08 pm:

    “Simon Katich, where are you? Get in here and put the chicken on both these cockheads (Tele):

    ‘Could this be social media’s most cringe-worthy tit for tat?

    … Instagram selfie war continues between Kyly and Michael Clarke …

    … Clarke’s yet another sook. At least his missus looks to be a tasty bit of kit, but probably dumb as dogshit as well.

    Oh hang on. That’s a plus, not a disadvantage. Keep an eye on your wallet though, Clarkey boy.”

    Clarke was an embarrassment, should have been redirected to the girlses hit miss and giggle dressing room right from the jump. He made a Mt Druitt princess, Lara Single, rich beyond her wildest dreams, I imagine her scheming mother has spent most of it on goon, Winfield Blues and the pokies by now. He and boofhead Watson were appointed to drive fans away from cricket, they succeeded mightily and were paid a fortune for it.

    Cheater Smith and Cheater Warner, as ugly a character as you can see, followed to cement in their work. Warner also married a slag, who famously dropped her daks for Sonny Bill Williams in a nightclub dunny in plain sight – can you imagine how they were after sloshing about in the urine, faeces, butts and vomit? Didn’t matter, she was anybodys back then yet she cries and cries now when she is reminded of it.

    This is the quality of man the modern ACB surrounds itself with. I used know the statistics and player names from around the world, from about 15 years old onwards. Not any more.

  196. Rockdoctor

    Nick
    #3638854, posted on October 31, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Funny how the same News.com kiddies described the ALP heckler of Freckless the other day as “passionate.” I went looking for the article for a contrast, funny now can’t find it even with a few google search permutations. They aren’t even trying to be balanced.

  197. JC

    I think pole vault crowds can only get bigger with this high level of physical prowess on display.

    The memory is still vivid. We were messing about at school one time on the athletic field. This absolute idiot of a kid takes a running poll vault shot. He goes over crossbar, but don’t remember if he took it with him or got over it. The stupid kid then dives head first on the other side of the crossbar. The cushioning wasn’t placed right. The kids head finds a crack in the cushioning and he hits the ground with the top of his head. He went head first!

    We all laughing for a second and then realized he could be dead as he wasn’t moving. We go over and turn him over and his eyes were bouncing around in circles and he’s out cold. He managed to survive, but he would have had a sore head for weeks. I’ve never seen someone’s eyes rotating in their sockets like that stupid kid.

  198. JC

    I can still recall one of the kid’s calling out..

    I think Phil’s dead.

  199. JC

    The Hotline is going to be manned early.

    SIREN: Bloomberg News reports Biden advisers are worried about Black and Hispanic voter turnout

    Tyler Pager
    @tylerpager
    ·
    9h
    SCOOP: For months, senior Biden advisers focused on Hispanic and Black voters have raised concerns to leadership about insufficient investment. They say they have been ignored. Now, they are increasingly worried with just four days left.

    No kidding, there’s going to be some very serious mental illness after this election if the Orange Oaf wins. The Right is fine. The right will just swear a bit and get on with life as they take it in their stride. That’s not what’s going to happen on the left. There are already some sick puppies who will end up even more mentally ill. My estimate is 20% of the US population could end up with serious mental illness.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    Don’t be silly JC, Biden is 17 points ahead in Wisconsin. The ABC-WaPo poll this week told me so!

  201. wivenhoe

    My estimate is 20% of the US population could end up with serious mental illness.

    With extended family from mother in law on down who are in Mississippi mousouri, and kansas, who tell me Dems will win, I think 20% may be an under estimate, JC.

  202. Dot

    Wow.

    Kind of chuffed as a GB fan, that Favre would come out and support Trump.

    It’s a huge endorsement for working class voters and otherwise normal people.

  203. Des Deskperson

    ‘These were the sorts of places, near dumpsters and deserted carparks, that you would never usually take a toddler.’

    This guy is trying to pretend he is reporting from Compton or Detroit, not from a posh apartment in a posh area of Washington on a $350,00o pa base salary and a raft of bloated allowances.

    And what’s the bet that little Hugo will be fast tracked into a plumb ABC job the very day he graduates?

  204. kaysee

    It’s Caturday! 😼
     
    ummmm ……………….hmmmmm

  205. Dot

    It was real political shit. It was between the Democrats, we couldn’t do a thing about it. The speeding van was a made man and Hillary wasn’t.

  206. miltonf

    Did Lipson have ABC pedigree or connections of some sort? Never heard of him until recently. Sick and tired of these ABC tax leaches. Never has there been less need for the ABC. Totally irrelevant.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    Apparently Epstein voted for Biden.

  208. Zatara

    Another common-man hero checks in.

    Bobby Orr endorses Donald Trump with full-page ad

    A day after golf icon Jack Nicklaus felt the need to inform the world of what was already pretty obvious, NHL Hall of Famer and Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr made it known that he would also be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. election by buying a full-page ad in Friday’s New Hampshire Union Leader endorsing the current president.

    Notice, that’s the paper someone here was touting as backing Biden in their editorial yesterday. It’s a pretty fair assumption that Booby Orr’s opinion is going to carry a bit more weight with the average voter, especially when he bought a full page advert to express it.

  209. miltonf

    For more reasons than one KD.

  210. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Kinda like reading Playboy for the articles.

    Whoa, say what? Playboy have articles??

    yeah, miss January with legs akimbo discussing world peace

  211. JC

    Winenhoe

    The left isn’t ready for a orange oaf win as they don’t read the rightwing media. Rightwingers read leftwing crap so we know what those idiots are being told. … like Orange Oaf will lose Texas and Biden is 350,000% ahead in Penn. Mentally, they’re not ready for a loss and I don’t think they can handle it.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent.

    SA made 200 in the Shield match. Vic are currently 0/303, with Will Pucovski on 156 red inks.

    Good move pushing him up to open, because he’ll never dislodge Labbashagnee at No. 3 for Straya – so he’s a chance to open up with that filthy left-handed midget ranga Warner.

  213. Oh look, they now realize mail in voting was a terrible idea and is going to fuck the Demonrats up big time

    No JC, what is happening is this:

    1. It is past the time where nail in ballots would arrive to be counted on Election Day.
    2. The Republicans, including in Wisconsin, are conducting a widespread lawfare effort to cheat by encouraging wingnut stooges in Lowe courts to throw out legitimate votes postmarked before Election Day but received afterwards.
    3. Some circuits are already producing decision supporting this outright cheating… specifically in Wisconsin.
    4. Democrats want to avoid the real prospect of lawless Republican activist judges deciding the election through open cheating, so they want their voters to vote in person from here on.

  214. miltonf

    ABC and Foreign Affairies are two Commonwealth organisations I find particularly offensive with their handing out of massive tax leach salaries based on family connections. What value is there for the tax payer?

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of cheats, Bancroft made 4 for WA so he can fuck off as well.

  216. wivenhoe

    Mentally, they’re not ready for a loss and I don’t think they can handle it.

    Which is why I thought 20% might be under egging the pudding, JC.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘lawless Republican activist judges’

    Hahahaha. Gold.

    Enjoy the next couple of days, Donut King. Then we’ll see you in June next year. Again.

    Any daaaaaaay now….

  218. kaysee

    Another common-man hero checks in.

    And the common man.
     
    Black voices for Trump

    “All I was watching was CNN so I had a lot of hate for @realDonaldTrump. One day I decided to say: You know what I dont know much abt him so let’s go & pray. When I did, God opened my heart & that’s how I became a big fan.”
     
    “Now I have 47 ppl close to me who are voting for him!”

  219. Nick

    Did Lipson have ABC pedigree or connections of some sort?

    I wonder if he’s related to Norm Lipson. An interesting character with some history.

  220. Runnybum

    Hey dot, you still an arsehole lawyer?
    I need to know you are still the blog Africa ex spurt.

  221. Helen

    After being selected for the team (self) this morning, I then go back and post on the old, reposting because question

    A squadron of ibis strafed the house this morning, I saw a pair of brolgas on my way out yesterday at the billabong and they gave me a little dance and stormy bird was definitely calling, much closer this morning, I thought I’d heard him a few days ago but faintly, far away. So it is on.

    I have an injured children’s python. I think my cat gave it a bit of a chew, there was some blood when I picked it up in the house. I popped it in a plant box and two mornings later he is still there and still alive. He seems a little stronger this morning from his movements when I touched him.

    I put a dish of water in yesterday and gave him a drink, if he is still good tomorrow I will try to find a small gecko for his breakfast. Or maybe the next day.

    Gunner, I read a comment from you as though Stimpy, the bald headed denim shorts wearing crazy man had died. Is that true? I am sorry for comrade John Constantine, another leaf to fall from the tree of cat.

    He disappeared around the fire times, didn’t he? If he has gone, I hope it wasn’t that.

  222. Boambee John

    m0nty is outraged that those eeeeevil Republicans might conduct lawfare to ensure election integrity.

    He has no words of condemnation for those Demorats who have been openly planning lawfare to try to get their various tricks (multiple voting, deceased voting, non-citizen voting) accepted.

    m0nty’s definition of “voter suppression” is stopping all of these dirty Demorat tricks.

  223. JC

    The Republicans, including in Wisconsin, are conducting a widespread lawfare effort to cheat by encouraging wingnut stooges in Lowe courts to throw out legitimate votes postmarked before Election Day but received afterwards.

    Fatboy, you made this same argument earlier and I responded.

    So, you’re on your way to to the polling booth and stop by five Dunkins donuts, which means you’re unable to make it by 6 oclock closing. You arrive at 7.00. According to you then, it’s wrong for the poll booth to close up at 6pm and they’re denying you the vote. Are you mad. Back in the basement . Now!

  224. Boambee John

    PS, m0nty, have you laid some serious money on the Biden victory that you are certain will occur?

  225. vlad

    I was wondering that about Stimpson too.

  226. egg_

    I think pole vault crowds can only get bigger with this high level of physical prowess on display.

    Are the poles in the audience?

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