Open Forum: January 9, 2021

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  1. feelthebern

    A little Tulsi throwback.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6urQjuO9eI

    Rogan unloads on the Clintons.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Another point, Beery:

    I really don’t think that there bear will be telegraphing his punches when he finally runs out of options. He won’t be mouthing off on anonymous furniture blogs, and telling all and sundry what’s going to happen and when.

    All this screeching from the noisy peacocks about rising up, standing fighting and if necessary falling will be ignored. The first the noodle-armers will know about what’s just happened is realising that it just happened.

  3. thefrollickingmole

    Had a good little score today.
    Cockie going to sell us a 50 kg pig for $150.
    Another chap will cut it all up professionally for another $50.

    So all up $200 for a freezer full of pork.

  4. feelthebern

    moley, never trust a man who keeps pigs.
    Alway remember Bricktop.

  5. Wonder if trump still owns that private Boeing jet. As he will still the President and Commander in Chief on Jan 20 until Biden says “I do;” a fly-over of the Capitol, unhindered, would be a fitting distraction as he wings his way to Scotland.

    Trump would be well advised to have the throttle wide open. He’d have to be able to outrun a missile.

    Coz the moment he says “I do” Biden will have the power to have suspicious aircraft shot down.

  6. feelthebern

    As greedy as a pig.

  7. Pedro the Loafer

    Good score at $200 all up for a chopped up porker, ‘mole.

    I paid $80 for about 12kg of chopped up lamb bits from a local.

    No, it wasn’t one of the bastard Dorpers. They are doing their duty as grass croppers, dog frighteners and snake repellers down the back paddock.

    Safe for the time being.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    So all up $200 for a freezer full of pork.

    The magical animal.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Why the fitty bucks on butchering mole?
    Why not just shove a star picket up it’s arse, put an apple in it’s mouth and light a fire?

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Brick Top : What do you think, Errol?

    Errol : I think we should drip-dry them, Guv’nor, while we have the chance.

    Brick Top : It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good score at $200 all up for a chopped up porker, ‘mole.

    I paid $80 for about 12kg of chopped up lamb bits from a local.

    The eating of sheep is a disgusting, and deplorable, habit, for which there is no redemption. Go and bang your head on the floor, until you are forgiven.

    It may be some time the year after next..

  12. Steve trickler

    Put some pork on your fork.



  13. thefrollickingmole

    If I told you where the farm was there would be wolf creek jokes flying everywhere.
    Let’s just say extremely marginal country between Yalgoo and another similar metropolis.

    Apparently growing wheat for 20+ years.
    Nothing mentioned about harvesting backpacker organs for export.

    Brick top is a deadset menacing old sod.

  14. Runnybum

    Biggles, I see you still haven’t the balls to admit you vote for the Uniparty.
    You are are a real wanker.
    Just admit who you vote for, you asked me & I was honest.
    You are a real piece of work, you are fk all but a fake.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Thanks Mark A.

    I particularly appreciated the second picture, of Andrew Bolt and various randoms.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Runnybum, the one-time prospective and since-rejected ALP candidate is still awake.

    Farter time for me though. Down to 30 degrees here. Beyootiful.

  17. thefrollickingmole

    Leigh.
    Be use even I’d struggle with a whole cooked porker in one sitting.
    And I’m not sharing.

  18. Runnybum

    KD, All I want to know is who the blog owner (biggles) votes for, he asked me & I want his preference, he hides it.
    He is a gobshite.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Remain calm Ted.
    I carefully assess candidates and party platforms each and every election, for both upper house and lower house.
    The question “who do you vote for?” implies that I would blindly tick boxes to follow some party allegiance without properly analysing candidates and policies.
    An implication which, quite frankly, I find offensive.

  20. thefrollickingmole

    Steve.

    The most popular movie in The detention centre.
    Extra horror for a non halal killing machine.

  21. Gab

    I’m down to 531 followers on twitter 🙁

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Runnybum

    #3723452, posted on January 13, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    KD, All I want to know is who the blog owner (biggles) votes for, he asked me & I want his preference, he hides it.

    Ted.
    The last time I played “I’ll show you mine, you show me yours” was in prep in 1972.
    Not counting that one incident in the Scouts.

  23. Runnybum

    Find it offensive as you like biggles, you are one of the people who have helped shaft the peasantry.
    Maybe because you watch them from your Stately Castle.
    You are a complete & utter snob, you would fit in with the poms class system, I used to think JC was a complete plonker, but you are a snob beyond belief.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    thefrollickingmole

    #3723450, posted on January 13, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Leigh.
    Be use even I’d struggle with a whole cooked porker in one sitting.
    And I’m not sharing.

    Well.
    I hope you bloody well choke on a piece of crackling then.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Runnybum

    #3723458, posted on January 13, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Find it offensive as you like biggles, you are one of the people who have helped shaft the peasantry.
    Maybe because you watch them from your Stately Castle.

    Come on Ted.
    You judge me harshly.
    The estate workers all got Christmas morning off (even though we were in the throes of harvest) and the children all got a toy and a bag of sweets.

  26. I’m down to 531 followers on twitter

    I’ve lost about 20% of followers
    & about 20% of who I follow has evaporated.

    The place is beginning to feel like a shell of its former self.

  27. Runnybum

    I judge you harshly because you are a self righteous dickhead…simples.

  28. Runnybum

    Biggles, I thought JC was a self promoting absolute plonker, but you have taken that crown, in fact I appreciate his bullshit as a relief from your self appreciation of yourself.
    Foxtrot Oscar you lover of yourself.

  29. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Hmmm, this all sounds a bit swampy for being so close to Trump.

    Sep 30, 2020 ·
    Spanish probe into illegal operation on #Assange closes in on Sheldon Adelson, Trumps largest donor, following Judges request to DoJ to question his security detail. IP data reveals instructions to commit crimes were sent from Adelson’s Hotel in Las Vegas

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 23h
    Sheldon Adelson, implicated in targeted spying operation against #Assange has died aged 87

    On the plus side, maybe Assange’s chances of a pardon just went up?

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Surely one must hold oneself in some sort of regard, Ted.
    Otherwise one would fall into a state of utter and abject despair.
    Even a humble bananafarma must have some feeling of his own self-worth, don’t you think?

  31. The Beer whisperer

    This, written by an ex-FBI agent, is a good summary of the Big Lie –

    Oh, shut up, spudfucker. I’ve seen more evidence than you have IQ points.

    On second thought, it doesn’t take a lot of evidence to do that.

  32. Mark A

    True bravery is to take a sleeping pill after laxative.

  33. Gab

    “Twitter hosts a #KillTrump hashtag. In all of the glorious English langue there is no clearer, plainer, or shorter way to call for violence than the word kill followed by someone’s name.”

  34. Zyconoclast

    Twitter Public Policy
    @Policy
    Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.

    We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.

  35. JABL

    It has been a constant refrain from certain commentators that Senator Harris had not resigned her position. So this somehow means that the current President will not be out of office

    However let us assume that she is a grifter. Not difficult given her history. There is no salary for the Vice- President elect. She will only resign at the last possible moment. Ching ching.

    Unfortunately the American people will get it hard and good (with apologies to H.L.Mencken)

  36. johanna

    Belatedly:

    13 January is St. Knut’s Day. St. Knut’s Day is celebrated in Finland and Sweden.

    ‘Canute Lavard (Knut Levard in Swedish) was a Danish duke who was assassinated by his cousin and rival Magnus Nilsson on 7 January 1131 so he could usurp the Danish throne. In the aftermath of his death there was a civil war, which led to Knut being later declared a saint, and 7 January became Knut’s Day.

    ‘In 1680, Knut’s Day was moved to 13 January and became known as tjugondag Knut or tjugondedag jul (the “twentieth day of Knut/Christmas”).’

    Well done to Knuts everywhere.

    Thanks for that. One of the best things about the Cat is that you learn lots of things you had never even thought about before.

    I notice that you mention Finns.

    I’ve known a couple/three Finns, which in Australia I submit is a representative sample. They are indeed strange, but usually friendly, folks.

    One of them was a special effects guru on the Tolkien fillums, made a shitload of money, married a Jooish girl from Canberra, now lives in Sydney in waterfront luxury. He’s a huggy bear type.

    The other two are doing quite well economically, but you wouldn’t want to cross them. Oh, no. They are very genial over a drink or twenty seven, but they remind me of Maori men in the same circumstances.

    Tread carefully, or those steps may be your last.

  37. bespoke

    Previous discussion about Trumps successor.
    Hear is one plus some useful advice.

    https://www.prageru.com/video/be-brave/

  38. Tintarella di Luna

    From the Australian which was sent to me just now by the Sunbather because I haven’t opened the Oz website since November – Rocco Loiacono is a brave soul, an academic, I wrote to him a little while ago about another article he’d written, and he did send me a nice reply.

    Lawyers in hiding as lockdowns crush civil liberties
    ROCCO LOIACONO
    12:00AM JANUARY 14, 2021

    To say the legal profession historically has not enjoyed a favourable reputation would be an understatement. Readers of Charles Dickens’s novels would know he had a very negative view of lawyers, based on his experience of working with them. The mood against the profession might have been best summed up by Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part 2, where a nefarious character by the name of Dick the Butcher utters the words: “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers!”

    Aside from the obvious humour of this line, it has a significance that is often overlooked. Dick is the henchman of Jack Cade, a pretender to the throne. Both understood that, if they were to complete their evil plan, those responsible for upholding the rule of law and justice — the lawyers — would be the ones to stand in their way and would have to be eliminated. Many seem to forget or ignore the fact that prior to the Reformation, most, if not all, judges and lawyers were clergy and thus would be guided by Christian precepts of fairness and justice.

    Even though I do not practise law, by extension I am part of the profession since I work in a law school. Unfortunately, over the last year especially, I have been greatly disappointed by the profession. Aside from the exoneration of Cardinal George Pell by the High Court last April, the justice system (and this includes the lawyers who practise in it), has, in my view, been found wanting. I refer in particular to the silence of the legal profession, apart from a few notable exceptions, in the face of violations of fundamental rights and freedoms resulting from draconian and often unjustified coronavirus restrictions.

    Let me begin by citing the immediate lockdown without notice of tenants in public housing towers in Melbourne last July. The Victorian ombudsman found recently that the fundamental human rights of these tenants may have been breached. These poor people were treated like animals by an incompetent, heartless and hypocritical government. Hypo­critical, because many of these tenants are from CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) backgrounds, with whom Daniel Andrews and his comrades constantly declare their solidarity. Actions speak louder than words. One of the most enduring images for me of this disgraceful episode was the food delivered to these tenants. The most hardened criminal in Barwon Prison would surely be given better provisions. I cannot recall peak legal organisations such as the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia or Amnesty International speaking out. Not a word. Julian Burnside was nowhere to be found. The “love” of such people for human rights and civil liberties seemingly extends no further than love of the sound of their own voices.

    Further, the fact that a judicial inquiry could not provide an answer to the key question of who authorised the use of security guards in Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine system leads one to believe that the application of the rule of law without fear or favour has become optional, depending on who is involved.

    The thuggery of the Victoria Police during the lockdown garnered international attention, none of it favourable. The arrest of pregnant mothers in their own homes over social media posts, the harassment of elderly women sitting in parks, the brutal dragging of women from their cars, the ramming and stomping on the head of a mentally ill man all received condemnation internationally. The images of riot police, in full (black) gear, vastly outnumbering and violently shoving unarmed, peaceful protesters through the Queen Victoria Market received a similar reaction. Where was the condemnation from the legal profession?

    When the group of 13 medical practitioners wrote to the Victorian government in September, urging it to lift the stage four lockdown and review its policy since the blanket approach was harming the general population, what did the legal profession have to say? Nada. Nor do I recall peak legal organisations pointing out the double standards of Victorian government and police allowing a BLM protest of 10,000 people, marked by a lack of social distancing and face masks, even though the Victorian Premier said repeatedly that protests were unlawful.

    Thankfully, however, all is not lost. Individuals such as Peta Credlin and Frank Galbally (both lawyers, even though they no longer practise) spoke out against injustice. Several lawyers offered pro-bono support to Zoe Buhler. Further, a group of 18 retired judges and Queen’s Counsels called on the Victorian parliament to reject the government’s COVID-19 Omnibus Measures Amendment Bill over concerns it endangered fundamental freedoms. Following this intervention, the Victorian and Australian bar associations also stated their opposition (too little, too late, some may say), and the most heinous aspects of the bill did not become law. With governments still displaying their love of lockdowns, let’s hope the silence ends soon.

    The idea of equality before the law was not invented by the UN in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. It is not some airy-fairy, virtue-signalling concept. It is an ancient norm deeply rooted in Christian principles. One of its earliest recorded declarations lies in an oration given by St Basil the Great in 372AD: For we understand ourselves and realise that to every man belongs by nature equality of like honour with all men. The legal profession has a very privileged role to play in our democracy as guardian of the rule of law, which, when justly applied to all, stands as society’s bulwark against barbarism.

    Dr Rocco Loiacono is a senior lecturer at Curtin University Law School.

    God bless you Dr Loiacono and thank you

  39. jupes

    The “love” of such people for human rights and civil liberties seemingly extends no further than love of the sound of their own voices.

    No doubt. Thanks for posting that Tinta.

  40. Ali Alexander drops Republican congressmen in it –

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I cannot recall peak legal organisations such as the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia or Amnesty International speaking out. Not a word. Julian Burnside was nowhere to be found.’

    Good find, Tinta.

    Mr Burnside was no doubt testing his thundering speech on the matter on his associates at the Savage Club when the bastards lifted the houso tower lockdown, thus depriving him of much-needed publicity.

  42. MarkA:
    Loved the ‘S’ bend train.
    Just think of how much pressure must be on the couplings…

  43. Crossie

    Thanks for the cartoons, Tom, Garrisons are the best this morning.

  44. Mater

    Further, the fact that a judicial inquiry could not provide an answer to the key question of who authorised the use of security guards in Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine system leads one to believe that the application of the rule of law without fear or favour has become optional, depending on who is involved.

    Yes.
    To quote Bob’s favourite FBI Agent/Author (Raymond A. Hult) from his anti-Trump rants:

    In May 2018, White House officials responsible for managing a national pandemic response were forced out as a budget cutting measure. Trump now denies knowing about the cut. If he didn’t, he should have. What kind of responsible president would be ignorant about a purging that significant?

    And yet Teflon coated Dan has avoided such criticism, from his cult of useful idiots.

  45. jupes

    Not my favourite song by any means but what a great video:

    Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For

    I know it’s early in the morning for you but I’m in the appropriate stage of inebriation for my time zone.

  46. Knuckle Dragger

    Today I would like to hear the story about wise old Uncle Wang, and how old and wise he is.

  47. Tinta:

    The legal profession has a very privileged role to play in our democracy as guardian of the rule of law, which, when justly applied to all, stands as society’s bulwark against barbarism.

    Just one part of the letter you’ve presented this morning.
    It reminds me of a line from a novel:
    “Why would I speak out against powerful voices if the system treats me so well?”
    “Perhaps” replies the protagonist “You should speak out before someone else speaks out for you – someone who doesn’t have your well being in mind.”

  48. Eyrie

    Deceased former US citizen friend of mine used to refer to the USA as the United Snakes of America. Another bloke who is a retired Marine Lt Col. calls Washington DC, Washington, District of Corruption.
    All seems sadly appropriate now.

  49. calli

    Lester this morning for me.

    On the Varvel, any bets there is a move to stop a portrait being hung in the Smithsonian? And any artist who puts their hand up to paint it being “othered”?

  50. Mater

    I cannot recall peak legal organisations such as the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia or Amnesty International speaking out. Not a word. Julian Burnside was nowhere to be found.

    And again, yes!
    All those ‘inalienable’ rights that we should extend to refugees/economic migrants, have suddenly become not so ‘inalienable’…even for our own citizens.

  51. 132andBush

    Today I would like to hear the story about wise old Uncle Wang, and how old and wise he is.

    And how Asian he is.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    In May 2018, White House officials responsible for managing a national pandemic response were forced out as a budget cutting measure.

    Any mention from Deep Throat on Obama running down pandemic supplies and not replacing them?

  53. To quote Bob’s favourite FBI Agent/Author (Raymond A. Hult) from his anti-Trump rants:

    Referring to Mater’s obsession with evidence.
    He’s always asking me to provide evidence for a range of postings I make here.
    Here’s a polite request for him.
    Please provide evidence that the recent election for POTUS was stolen.
    Take your time.
    Being unable to do so puts you on the same level as these pathetically unfortunate individuals -https://youtu.be/Z9Tase6chU4

  54. feelthebern

    The current fight in Australia concerning:
    * google/fb;
    * government;
    * media organisations
    Is now absolutely delicious.

    Over the past week, we’ve seen Big Tech can do whatever it wants argument turned up to 11.
    Watch for the logic pretzels being thrown around now.
    As I said, delicious.

  55. feelthebern

    How is Liz Cheney not in jail?
    She’s profited from the proceeds of crime.

  56. duncanm

    Rowe realty does have an anal fetish.

    Quite a repulsive mind

  57. Mater

    Please provide evidence that the recent election for POTUS was stolen.
    Take your time.

    Done…the very moment you validate these statements.

    My father enlisted in the RAAF whrn he heard to news of the Darwin bombing. He served in PNG from 1942 until 1946.

    My father enlisted in the RAAF ten days after Darwin was bombed.

    Dad enlisted one day after the news of the Japanese raids on Darwin came through.

    My section had two Murris, both conscripts.

    In NSW the term is sectioned. (Section 4C5 of the Mental Health Act, 2007)

    I have never told a lie on this blog.

    I have never darkened the door of an RSL since 1971…

    They conscripted half-blind Nashos to serve in infantry battalions until one was killed in a mine explosion which also killed two other diggers.

    He called John McCain a “loser” because he was captured in a war Trump declined to attend.

    We did the same thing when we visited the Chu Chi tunnels in Vietnam. AFAIK there is no second amendment there.

    We would fairly frequently go on TAOR patrols around Nui Dat.

    Trump, the alleged president, has an obesity problem, and was deferred from service in Vietnam 5 times for heel spurs, although he can’t recall which heel.

    I don’t know about you, but the AEC posted ID details to be presented when I voted both in the last state and federal elections.

    I was a replacement in Q platoon for a digger who was RTA’d when his lower leg was mangled by an AD from the soldier behind him.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    What? How could this have happened?

    ‘North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for maximum military power and greater nuclear war deterrence, state news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday, local time, as a rare ruling party congress came to a close after eight days of policy discussions.

    ‘The dictator closed the meeting of the Eighth Party Congress after eight days of policy discussion, stating: “We must do everything we can to increase nuclear war deterrence even further as we build the strongest military capability,” KCNA quoted Kim as saying at the conclusion of the congress.’

    That can’t be right. Not with all this unity going on.

    ‘“By accelerating the push to make our military more elite and strong, we need to have them thoroughly prepared to play their role against any form of threats or unexpected situations,” he said.’

    So, no hopscotch-across-the-border PR events with Sniffy Joe then.

    ‘At the meeting, Kim Jong-un pledged to begin major expansion of their nuclear capabilities, rigorous research into military technology and the production of a military reconnaissance satellite.

    ‘The North Korean leader then branded the US, “the fundamental obstacle to the development of our revolution and our foremost principal enemy”.

    ‘North Korea has previously labelled Mr Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick.”
    Kim said last week he would expand military capabilities to better defend the country and called for “placing state defence capabilities on a much higher level”.’

    Factoid: Murderous rogue Asian dictators-for-life can br brought to heel with a good Corn Pop story.

  59. Mater

    Oh, I forgot this one:

    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

    Sorry.

  60. stackja

    Gab CEO completely backed up President Trump’s Twitter account before it was deleted and recreated him on Gab.
    What’s even more impressive is he did this while traffic was up 700% and under attack from leftists. Gab is currently having servers upgraded to handle the large influx in traffic but we’re told it should stabilize soon.

    President Trump’s new account: https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump

    https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump

  61. feelthebern

    Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald
    This is a good choice in the sense that as the head of USAID, an agency *ostensibly* devoted to assisting other countries, Samantha Power can work to repair the damage to all the countries she helped destroy the last time she was in government with her unhinged militarism:

    How the fuck was Samantha Power allowed back in?
    Kill list Tuesday is coming back peoples !

  62. 132andBush

    It is to be noted (sadly) that the Western District of Victoria has turned into a huge subsidy mine.
    One is hard pressed to not constantly see them on the horizon or be directly alongside these towering obscenities.
    As I type there are none producing anymore than 13% of nameplate capacity while Yallourn W and Loy Yang B are screaming their tits off at 105% and 112% respectively.

  63. feelthebern

    Why is the anti Trump, extreme lefty, boxed up in a compound in Brazil with 30 rescue dogs the only sane guy in the room?

    Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald
    For those who want to understand how the concept of “incitement” is being so distorted, please read this brilliant Supreme Court ruling rejecting the State of Mississippi’s attempt to hold NAACP leaders liable for “inciting” violence by boycott supporters

    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/458/886/

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘They conscripted half-blind Nashos to serve in infantry battalions until one was killed in a mine explosion which also killed two other diggers.’

    That one alone should be glued to the old coward’s forehead every time he comes back from a gentle Miata revving.

    I’ll never forget how that one finished. After being smacked from pillar to post there was a whimpered ‘but but but my point was conscription…. and Menzies…’

  65. rickw

    Dorsey should have a job herding goats. Maybe he will hurt it:

  66. 132andBush

    Oh, I forgot this one:

    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

    Sorry.

    Seriously now, we shouldn’t mock this new branch of mathematical thinking too much.
    It could be the basis for sending mankind into interstellar space in the blink of an eye.

  67. jupes

    Today I would like to hear the story about wise old Uncle Wang, and how old and wise he is.

    Uncle Wang is indeed old but he is as dumb as a stump.

  68. feelthebern

    Trump has to pardon Snowden & Assange this week.
    Even though a pardon is a pardon, I would rather it not be night before job like Marc Rich was.
    & even better with Snowden & Assange, it’s unlikely there will be an ex-wife contributing to the first ladies Senate campaign, like there was with Clinton.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gab CEO completely backed up President Trump’s Twitter account before it was deleted and recreated him on Gab.

    Big tech is rather on the nose with the punters right now.

    Signal To Ramp Up Hiring After WhatsApp Controversy Drives Download Surge (13 Jan)

    (Reuters) – Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth following a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy terms and is looking to hire more staff as it seeks to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure, the head of its controlling foundation said on Wednesday.

    Along with another encrypted app, Telegram, Signal has been the main beneficiary of online outrage around the changes announced last week, which require WhatsApp users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.

    Telegram said on Wednesday it had surpassed 500 million active users globally.

    Users of an encrypted messaging app being required to share their data with FaceChook is like forcing sheep to share their family address book with an abattoir.

  70. jupes

    Trump has to pardon Snowden & Assange this week.

    Or maintain his patriotism and not.

  71. Done…the very moment you validate these statements.

    Mater would be right at home in this crowd.
    You have to feel sorry for them.
    Go to 5:05 to fully understand.

  72. feelthebern

    Exposing the NSA’s illegal spying on US citizens makes Snowden the greatest patriot since Andrew Jackson.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    Serious enquiry to those who may know, because I don’t:

    There was talk the other day that the Dorsey Empire went down 8% in a 24 hour period.

    What’s it looking like now?

    Yours sincerely,
    Curious

  74. Mater

    Referring to Mater’s obsession with evidence.

    And yes, I do have an obsession with evidence.
    Such minor detail might interfere with your non-binary, fluid view of reality, but I still value truth, evidence and integrity.

    You have proven time and again that your word is not worth spit (see upthread for a list). Consequently, even if you said the sky was blue, I’d be seeking evidence of such from you.

    You’re a natural liar, Bob. Admit it, own it.
    We all have our vices, and we must carry our burdens.

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You have to feel sorry for them.’

    Old Yeller – you get to be patronising after you can demonstrate a 100% success record of NOT blowing holes in other people’s tents and then blaming the Army for it.

  76. Cassie of Sydney

    “The “love” of such people for human rights and civil liberties seemingly extends no further than love of the sound of their own voices”

    Their love for human rights and civil liberties is only ever dependent on the politics.

  77. Cassie of Sydney

    Good morning to the racist.

  78. feelthebern

    TWTR currently at 47 bucks.
    Pretty much stdy.
    Down from 53 bucks a week ago.

    Twitter has always been the special ed kid of the tech stocks.
    Jack is a part time CEO.
    I don’t understand how the thing can ever be more than a second tier play-thing.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah. Righto.

    Appreciated bern.

  80. jupes

    Exposing the NSA’s illegal spying on US citizens makes Snowden the greatest patriot since Andrew Jackson.

    Unless you consider fleeing to the US’s two greatest enemies just a smite anti-patriotic.

  81. Crossie

    There are good signs that the Middle East realignment will continue after Trump no matter what Biden’s people try to do. I believe it is even more likely to continue in because of Biden’s handlers’ interference and closeness to Iran. The Muslim countries have all worked out that if they don’t join Israel Iran will take over all of them. US is about to actually become the evil empire and not just in the fevered imaginations of the Left when they are out of power.

  82. Bruce of Newcastle

    What’s it looking like now?

    TWTR chart here.

  83. calli

    To add to the cartoons this morning…naturally, the artist wishes to remain anonymous </a.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Headline of a Hun op-ed – ‘Justin Smith: Cheer may be cheesy but let’s celebrate the change’

    I have declined to contaminate this august journal of record with the shit contained therein, other than to mention that this Smith person (potentially related to Steve Smith, because he’s just as disingenuous) actually got the White Pages out and rang various Noocs across the country, asking them for their opinion on the cheese name change.

    He found one, and one only. In Tasmania.

  85. feelthebern

    jupes, since Snowden left HK, he has had zero access to the data vault.
    Or didn’t you know that?

  86. but I still value truth, evidence and integrity.

    That’s nice.
    Provide a commentary on the truth, evidence and integrity displayed here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbzNca1FoWI

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    Good one Bruce.

  88. Crossie

    jupes
    #3723574, posted on January 14, 2021 at 7:57 am
    Exposing the NSA’s illegal spying on US citizens makes Snowden the greatest patriot since Andrew Jackson.

    Unless you consider fleeing to the US’s two greatest enemies just a smite anti-patriotic.

    Why is collusion with the Chinese and Russians OK for Biden’s family, almost the entire Democratic establishment and the entire corporate world but not for the one man who before Trump pulled back the curtain?

    At that time the poor sap didn’t know that all of the above beat him to it.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘That’s nice.’

    Not as nice as a Wang story would be.

  90. feelthebern

    The lack of knowledge of the Snowden situation is astounding.
    It’s like everyone just hoovered up the misinformation the deep state was spreading.

  91. Mater

    That’s nice.
    Provide a commentary on the truth, evidence and integrity displayed here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbzNca1FoWI

    Why? Did I post it as truth or something?

    Are you assigning me homework, Bob?
    Remember, you are no longer the glorified day care worker of yesteryear, and I’m no longer in school.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Haha.

    Look at those goal posts! Over there! No wait – over there!

  93. Remember, you are no longer the glorified day care worker of yesteryear, and I’m no longer in school.

    You probably would have been a star student at many of my schools.
    They provided a supportive environment for students with intellectual impairments.

  94. Knuckle Dragger

    Wide World of Sports:

    ‘Joe Burns is set to get the nod for the fourth Test if… Will Pucovski isn’t fit for Australia.

    Pucovski injured his shoulder during the third Test at the SCG, his debut match in the baggy green. It is still hoped that he will play the series finale against India in Brisbane, starting Friday with the ledger at 1-1.

    If not, Burns is set to come in, according to Australian coach Justin Langer. Picking Burns would spare Matthew Wade another stint atop the batting order and leave Travis Head out of the side, after he was dropped following the second Test.’

    Well done everyone.

    Oh hang on. I accidentally inserted Burnsy’s name. Should have read Marcus Harris. Apologies.

  95. rickw

    Old Yeller – you get to be patronising after you can demonstrate a 100% success record of NOT blowing holes in other people’s tents and then blaming the Army for it.

    Not many people have ND’s. Of the persons that have ND’s, almost none blame someone else. Unique.

  96. Mater

    You probably would have been a star student at many of my schools.
    They provided a supportive environment for students with intellectual impairments.

    Did you have to lie to them in order to provide that support?
    Is that where the habit developed?

  97. Michael Wolff predicts that Dettol Donny would “Pull the temple down” if he looked like losing at 7:45 in this interview which took place in June 2019. Turns out he was correct…

  98. calli

    Lotocoti, Twitter has disappeared that tweet.

    While I was over at American Thinker, I found this article. It’s rather long, but it’s worth reading if you have time. The writer gives a step by step account of his experience in Washington on the 6th. It’s full of impressions about the crowd and little vignettes.

    Worth a look.

  99. jupes

    jupes, since Snowden left HK, he has had zero access to the data vault.
    Or didn’t you know that?

    Left HK or arrived in HK?

  100. feelthebern

    So you have no understanding of the whole HK project.
    Educate yourself.

  101. Some History

    Killary Blimpton sends her love petrol.

    Hillary Clinton: Trump should be impeached. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy from America.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/hillary-clinton-impeach-trump-capitol-white-supremacy/

  102. lotocoti

    Oops
    Former FBI Special Agent and CNN analyst (natch) loses it over a San Fran Nan quote.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    To great relief of travelers I should think.

    CNN Pulls Out Of Airports After 30 Years, Citing Pandemic (13 Jan)

    “The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has lessened the need for the CNN Airport Network,” Zucker wrote.

    And maybe the airports were getting fed up with irate people switching their televisions off.

  104. feelthebern

    Joe Biden has called Samantha Power “a world renowned voice of conscience & moral clarity”.
    What.
    The.
    Fuck.

  105. jupes

    So you have no understanding of the whole HK project

    Would that be the same “HK project” that produced Gladys Liu?

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Last crikkit post for the morning, probably. WWOS again:

    ‘Smith has been left shattered by claims that he erred, even cheated, in the third Test against India by scratching around the batting guard during Rishabh Pant’s innings.’

    It’s not an error, and it’s not cheating*. What it is is shit gamesmanship, absolutely contrary to the spirit of the game and he should rightly be pilloried for it. You don’t do it. You do not fuck around with a batsman (who is batting at the time)’s guard marks. No.

    Langer took particular issue with accusations against Smith, who often shadow bats on the pitch during breaks in play. “It was absolutely ludicrous,” Langer told reporters on Wednesday. “We’ve laughed about how all he thinks about is batting. He was just standing there, thinking about batting.’

    At the risk of repetition – fuck off, Langer and look at the footage. Does the right-handed sook ‘shadow-bat’ left-handed, does he? And as for his alleged imitation of taking guard – well, that’s done using one of the spikes towards the outside of the boot, because the end of the spike scratches along the deck and marks where your guard is – middle, middle/leg or whatever.

    Smith used the entire flat underside surface of the boot to erode away (or partially) the batsman’s own guard markings, forcing him to retake guard and break his own routine. And routines of this type are sacred to batsmen. Yes it sounds stupid to non-criggiters but it’s not done. Not done at all.

    I look forward to the outpouring of sookage from the blame-shifting cheat when (as I would) every Indian player from tomorrow on, and every player from every team he ever plays against again does the same thing to him.

    Watch the tears. Watch the tears come then, and savour them.

    *There is a rule about causing avoidable damage to the pitch, but it relates to ‘the protected area’ – a rectangle about two sets of stumps wide running down the centre of the pitch but starting about three metres in from each set of stumps.

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    jupes,

    It would have to be Harris. Not because I’m a particular fanboi, but because he’s the only remaining specialist opener in the country with demonstrated hot form in the form of double tons against quality attacks this year, and who’s also had the experience.

  108. feelthebern

    jupes, it’s a free country so you can say what you want.
    But your lack of understanding regarding Edward Snowden is quite retarded.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘demonstrated hot form in the form of ‘

    OMG. OMFG. That was terrible.

    I unreservedly apologise for that affront.

  110. jupes

    It would have to be Harris. Not because I’m a particular fanboi, but because he’s the only remaining specialist opener in the country with demonstrated hot form in the form of double tons against quality attacks this year, and who’s also had the experience.

    Well I hope he is selected and does well.

    Better than a mentally fragile prodigy.

  111. 1735099

    Dettol Donny is meeting all my expectations.

    One of only three US presidents to be impeached.
    The only US president to be impeached twice.
    One of four Us presidents to serve one term in the last century and one of ten in the history of the institution.
    A president who has lost the popular vote twice, the second time by a record 7 million plus votes.
    There are now more US troops in Washington than there are in Afghanistan.
    The wages of sin (in his case lying to his people) is death.
    Trouble is, the deaths are of those without power and agency.
    The numbers are staggering – 392000 from the virus he denied – a “small” but deadly lie.
    So far 5 dead as a consequence of his Big Lie.
    He has gone perilously close to destroying the Republic.

    Pray for America…

  112. jupes

    But your lack of understanding regarding Edward Snowden is quite retarded.

    Well, one of us certainly has a retareded understanding of patriotism.

  113. The whole Democrat reaction to the US elections is eerily similar to Mao Tse Tung and his ‘struggle sessions’. I kid you not – the public denunciations and mobs of impressionable youngsters rioting.
    The demands for public humiliation of class enemies, and the sheer out-of-controlledness of the public is scary as shit.
    …and it doesn’t look like the bitter bible clingers are going to do anything about it until it’s too late.
    It doesn’t look to good for Australia, Britain, and Canada. The Left have the bit between their teeth and are blindly heading for the ideological cliff.

  114. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    Since 2018, Snowden has been telling people to use Signal.
    A lot of people scoffed.
    Then boom, 2021.
    Not so much scoffing now.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Pray for America…’

    Hey. Hey, Liability Bob.

    That big box of attention you ordered’s at the front door. They had to manoeuvre it past the Miata.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    I see the racist and all round liar is here again this morning using the site as his personal toilet. He is an intellectual and moral cretin and coward who doesn’t believe in free speech and who would happily celebrate if this site was shut down and our voices silenced. Given what’s going on in the world I am reminded of what Karl Popper wrote in The Open Society…..

    Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.

    The racist cretin from Toowoomba doesn’t come here to debate, to discuss or to learn instead he’s here every day to crap and lie and he does so without any shame whatsoever. Every day he gets caught out for his lies, fabrications, racism and delusions and yet every day he comes back. Why? It’s not normal…..he probably has no friends and given how much he reveals of himself in his posts you can see why….there’s something not quite right about him.

    Every day he disgraces and spoils the Open Thread with his incessant obsessions…or to use his word…”Tourette’s”… about Vietnam, Dettol Donny, Bibi Netanyahu, Israel, Joooos, Islaaaaaaaam is a peaceful religion, BLM riots are all hunky dory (after all….his daughter participated in one) and all his other fixations….he’s like a broken record but I fail to see why, given these ominous times, we should put up with him. Many people say “oh just ignore him, he’ll go away”. The answer to that is no, he doesn’t go away, all he does is continue to post his offensive drivel. Given his unhealthy obsession with “Dettol Donny”…not once has the racist ever criticised Daniel Andrews for his disgraceful handling of Covid, not once has the racist ever criticised Andrew Cuomo for his disgraceful handling of Covid in New York State. Which proves that the racist doesn’t give a shit about how many people have died of Covid (over 800 dead in Victoria alone) because being the good snivelling parasitic communist he is….it’s only about the ideology and how he and his ilk can use the crisis to push their intolerant ideology.

    The lying racist is a hypocrite of the worst kind.

  117. lotocoti

    14 JAN 2020.

    Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China

  118. feelthebern

    So the Congress votes to impeach.
    But they won’t even allow a vote on Medicare-for-all.

    Shows the priorities of the Washington War Machine.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Well Numbers a lot of people believe the Democrats are a party of Satan (including I might add Satanists) so praying for America could be a good thing to do.

  120. lotocoti

    Imagine the Phil Spectorish wall of text if he cared what happened in the land of the shooting spree.

  121. feelthebern

    Met Coal up 10% overnight.

  122. 1735099

    So ten Republicans had the courage to defy the mob and Dettol Donny.
    Let’s see how many of them stand up in the senate.

  123. Mark A

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3723625, posted on January 14, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Thank you. Your reference to tolerance is quite apposite.
    Numbers is oozing a malevolent sinister miasma, why and how he is tolerated on this public blog is a mystery.
    He was booted off all others I know of.

  124. WDYSIA

    So the house impeached Trump. Trump looked very calm as he answered questions before he boarded a plane. This is more fun and might be part of his defense at his impeachment trial.
    https://twitter.com/EVKontorovich/status/1349457499766857730

  125. Cassie of Sydney

    “Numbers is oozing a malevolent sinister miasma, why and how he is tolerated on this public blog is a mystery. Agree.
    He was booted off all others I know of. Yep.

    Tolerating the intolerant will end up with the tolerant being destroyed.

  126. James Morrow hit the nail on the head in the Daily Rupert yesterday afternoon.

    Anti-Trump social media purge modelled on China
    A Chinese-style social credit system is being developed by tech giants working to silence conservatives, writes James Morrow.

  127. Cassie of Sydney

    “Forester
    #3723646, posted on January 14, 2021 at 9:02 am
    James Morrow hit the nail on the head in the Daily Rupert yesterday afternoon.”

    It was a very good piece by James Morrow.

    James’ father, Lance Morrow, writes for two of my favourite journals….the American Conservative and City Journal…..he’s a former writer and editor at Time Magazine, when the magazine was a must read….many, many moons ago.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s one for Numbers.

    “$6 Per Vote” and “I’m With Biden” Dem Arrested for Election Fraud (13 Jan)

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code.

    Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election. The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to this arrest.

    In an uncharacteristic moment of honesty, Rodriguez acknowledged on video that what she was doing is illegal and that she could go to jail for it. If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison.

    Multiply by all the Dem operatives in the Dem controlled states which were stolen for Biden – and none of those people have any fear of being arrested.

    The Democrat Party is evil, change my mind.

  129. WDYSIA

    “Miasma” is that perfect descriptor for Numbers. Superb.

  130. Roger

    Coon cheese to be renamed Cheer.

    Activist Stephen Hagan says indigenous people should have been consulted, plans to press ahead with multi-million dollar lawsuit for damages.

  131. Roger

    C00n cheese to be renamed Cheer.

    The “activist” responsible says aboriginal people should have been consulted and will press ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar lawsuit for damages sustained over his 21 year crusade.

  132. Cassie of Sydney

    Nice chat, uploaded in the last few hours. Worth listening to….

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    So ten Republicans had the courage to defy the mob and Dettol Donny.
    Let’s see how many of them stand up in the senate.

    You’re very slow Numbers. It’s not being taken up in the Senate.

    McConnell Won’t Convene Senate For Emergency Impeachment Trial

    According to the Washington Post, McConnell is done mulling – and has decided not to convene the Senate for an emergency trial – meaning the Democrat-controlled Senate will do so during the Biden administration.

    And I suspect this is why:

    Poll: 80% Trump Voters, 76% of Republicans Less Likely to Vote for Lawmaker Who Votes for Impeachment

    McConnell is trying to get rid of Trump without committing political suicide. He’s clearly worked out that allowing such a vote would indeed be that.

    And if the Dems try to impeach him after Biden is inaugurated then they own it, plus it may not be constitutional anyway.

    Meanwhile these numbers, which are almost certainly underestimates given the shy righty phenomenon, mean that those 10 so-called Republicans in the House will be needing to find new jobs.

  134. 1735099

    Here’s one for numbers.

    One person arrested for vote fraud in Texas.
    Dettol Donny’s Big Lie maintains that he won in a landslide.
    Please explain how one case of vote harvesting in Texas (a state never in contention) makes any difference to anything.
    And whilst you’re at it, explain how the 120 people arrested and charged so far with assaulting the Capitol at the behest of Dettol Donny are somehow not hijacking democracy.
    At least this woman didn’t get anyone killed.

  135. jupes

    “Miasma” is that perfect descriptor for Numbers. Superb.

    Coward is more accurate.

  136. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3723656, posted on January 14, 2021 at 9:19 am
    C00n cheese to be renamed Cheer.

    The “activist” responsible says aboriginal people should have been consulted and will press ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar lawsuit for damages sustained over his 21 year crusade.”

    Serves Saputo right for capitulating to this grifter…Hagan is like Garry Burrns…..they just make a career out of this.

  137. Roger

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code.

    Surely some mistake here.

    We were repeatedly assured by Australian media that Trump’s claims of electoral fraud were baseless.

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    “jupes
    #3723661, posted on January 14, 2021 at 9:21 am
    “Miasma” is that perfect descriptor for Numbers. Superb.

    Coward is more accurate.”

    Yep.

  139. Nick

    It’s going to be weird not seeing daily rants about Trump in online newspapers and weirder still, not seeing a word about Biden.

  140. areff

    Lance Morrow wrote the single most astute, incisive and realist appraisal of 9/11 for Time within a day of the attack. In retrospect, it was his watershed moment because, after that, Time slid back into normal leftoid posture and began searching for means to blame George W. for the attack. Morrow, meanwhile, slid into the American Conservative

    Time have since stuffed their archived version, but Morrow’s ‘The Case for Rage and Retribution’ can still be read with only mionor difficulty here:

    https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,1000762,00.html

    And here’s an example of the counter reaction Morrow subsequently inspired — what we can now identify as a proto-swamper putting things ‘in perspective’

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/the-case-for-rage-and-retribution/383579/

  141. Cassie of Sydney

    “Poll: 80% Trump Voters, 76% of Republicans Less Likely to Vote for Lawmaker Who Votes for Impeachment

    McConnell is trying to get rid of Trump without committing political suicide. He’s clearly worked out that allowing such a vote would indeed be that.”

    Agree BoN…..despite McConnell’s animus towards Trump, it would be insane for him to support this. If he does, McConnell would become a dead man walking….electorally speaking.

  142. Roger

    Serves Saputo right for capitulating to this grifter…Hagan is like Garry Burrns…..they just make a career out of this.

    Kraft is also in his sights. Looks like he’s claiming $1m for each year of his crusade. A familiar tactic; he’ll settle for less, I’d wager.

  143. H B Bear

    ALPBC breathlessly “reporting” the Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. Their understanding of judicial and quasi-judicial processes have not improved since Pell.

  144. Frank

    Wang’s overnight slumber–like that of a hog–neglects to die yet again. Disappointing all once more.

  145. Cassie of Sydney

    “Lance Morrow wrote the single most astute, incisive and realist appraisal of 9/11 for Time within a day of the attack.”

    Thanks Areff….I remember that piece well. Lance Morrow encapsulates the best of old style journalism…..before journalism because a cesspit of “activism”.

  146. Cassie of Sydney

    “Kraft is also in his sights. Looks like he’s claiming $1m for each year of his crusade. A familiar tactic; he’ll settle for less, I’d wager.”

    And Mattel.

  147. Struth

    Tolerating the intolerant will end up with the tolerant being destroyed.

    The young bloke above sees the armed protests as a bad move based on how the left will frame them, as the left are doing with the protest at the capital while ignoring the burning cities they set fire to.

    If you care what the left think or accuse you of, you have already lost.
    The only thought you want to put into an evil simpleton’s mind is there will be devastating consequences to their own health if they practice the evil they preach.
    It is way past the time to be concerned about the lying narrative they push.

    And people may say that conflicts with my criticism of Bosi yesterday, but it does not at all.
    And the reason being is he is the leader of a political party and therefore by definition is looking at attracting votes. He doesn’t need to care what the left think of him either, but he does have to care what the right think of him, and play the game smarter.
    He is a good man. A very good and decent man, and those criticising him for anything other than him losing his cool (which is what he has done, and that can’t be done, it just can’t if he wants to win) need to wonder if they’ve done as much as him.
    Although righteous, his Italian passion has got the better of him, and it’s bloody understandable.
    But HE can’t lose control at any point.

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “It’s going to be weird not seeing daily rants about Trump in online newspapers”

    All will not be lost…..here at the Cat we’ll be subject to daily rants about Dettol Donny. After all, he hasn’t given up ranting about Vietnam after fifty years so don’t expect him to go quiet on Dettol Donny after a few months.

  149. Cassie of Sydney

    “He is a good man. A very good and decent man, “

    Yes he is Struth…..however anyone rabbiting on about “peterfiles” should be treated with kid gloves…..it’s just another unhealthy fixation.

  150. Johno

    Numbers has me believing in reincarnation. No-one could get that stupid in one lifetime.

  151. calli

    The “activist” responsible says aboriginal people should have been consulted and will press ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar lawsuit for damages sustained over his 21 year crusade.

    Why? Do they have a better cheese recipe?

  152. Roger

    ALPBC breathlessly “reporting” the Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. Their understanding of judicial and quasi-judicial processes have not improved since Pell.

    Who needs processes when your cause is righteous?

    Justice by executive order, a la Stalin, would be so much more efficient.

  153. Roger

    Why? Do they have a better cheese recipe?

    No, but they’ve a lot of experience at shifting goal posts.

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “Justice by executive order, a la Stalin, would be so much more efficient.”

    That’s not too far away.

  155. calli

    Trump gone from the political scene will not stop the daily rants.

    There will be all sorts of rewrites and reminiscences, outlandish exposés and confessions. Not to mention the day by day stalking of both him and his family’s every move. If the impeachment is successful, a “good” will be no Secret Service detail, so his security will be up to him to provide. He will never be safe from the sniper’s bullet, and that’s just the way they want it.

    He must be punished for daring to take on the Swamp. Pour encourager les autres.

  156. Frank

    Does he lose his security if impeached?

  157. Nick

    It would be amusing if the roles were reversed

    The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said she was inspired to call out his alleged behaviour after reading the experiences of four others.

    The 25-year-old from Sydney said Patton first contacted her via Instagram in April 2018 and was pleasant and polite.

    She went on two dates with the Hawthorn forward before sleeping with him, but says things quickly soured after that.

    ‘Just because I sleep with someone, doesn’t give them the right to FaceTime me at all hours while naked,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

  158. calli

    Only if the impeachment is successful, as I understand it.

  159. Struth

    The left are pushing for full civil war in the USA .
    That’s obviously what they want, and that’s obviously what is coming.

    As I wrote once before, we are not Chinese.
    Their communist system thrives with their culture’s keep a low profile, don’t lose face at all costs , idiocy.
    This presents itself in the cowardly virtue signalling we see in the west today, as the cultural marxism attacking us needed to bring in a similar, subservient through socialisation, culture.
    But in the land of free speech and armed citizens, how is their timing working out for them?

    Looking at the timeline, they pulled this covid stunt because Trump was winning. It immediately happened after the Chinese got screwed on another trade deal.
    They’ve taken a gamble on their infiltrations of the UN, corporations, governments etc, with the two million communist party members hard at work around the world, for the CCP.

    They had to make a move, as the global warming was losing traction as well.

    They pulled this stunt too early to have the citizenry disarmed, dumbed down , godless, and completely destroyed by multiculturalism in the USA, as here in Australia. They’ve won here. That’s obvious.
    But they know the battle for minds is not won in the USA, and so due to pulling this coup d’etat earlier than the 2030 date we all know this had to happen by, they have got to take the USA by force. They have no other option.

    I believe the future of the western world now rests with the decisions taken by the armed forces and police forces of the USA, and I don’t hold out much hope on a united front there at all.
    Either way, there is no way out of this bar war.
    Again, I’m not calling for it, but as in February when I got such shit here for agreeing with MV that it would probably come to it, I reckon there is now no way around it for sure.
    We fight or we die.
    And a horrible death will await us if we let them win, as they want our minds, souls and bodies.
    We will die surrounded by insanity…….the very worst way to go.

    I’m only loved because I am such an optimist.

  160. calli

    He would also lose his Presidential pension, which is quite funny, as he has refused to take a salary.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The “activist” responsible says aboriginal people should have been consulted and will press ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar lawsuit for damages sustained over his 21 year crusade

    Establishing his credentials for a position on the Aboriginal “Voice” to Parliament?

  162. lotocoti

    Looks like the world’s best Catholic magazine, founded in 1888 is aiming to go broke.

  163. jupes

    From areff’s link above:

    It’s a practical matter, anyway. In war, enemies are enemies. You find them and put them out of business, on the sound principle that that’s what they are trying to do to you.

    A simple concept that the likes of Campbell and Brereton seem to have lost in their hatred of Aussie warriors.

  164. Roger

    He would also lose his Presidential pension, which is quite funny, as he has refused to take a salary.

    Making him the first POTUS since Truman to leave office poorer than when he entered it.

  165. jupes

    He must be punished for daring to take on the Swamp. Pour encourager les autres.

    Trump will be equated with Hitler in ‘official’ history. Give it twelve months and that is exactly what will be taught in Australian schools.

  166. Cassie of Sydney

    Sohrab Ahmari is one of my favourite columnists…this is his latest from the NY Post…

    “The GOP-corporate divorce is a blessing for the party’s future
    By Sohrab Ahmari

    November’s election revealed that the class realignment of our two parties is solidifying. Democrats have increasingly emerged as the party of upscale suburbs, of Silicon Valley and Hollywood and Wall Street, of the owners of capital and the professionals who service them. The GOP, meanwhile, is trending toward a multiracial working-class party, preferred by those who generally make their living by toil.

    So why are conservatives fretting about corporate America cutting off the GOP, a process merely accelerated by last week’s (disgraceful) mob assault on the Capitol? Did they think building a working-class party was going to be painless? That they could mouth pro-worker rhetoric while continuing to ignore workers’ concerns on issues like immigration and wages? A country-club party with blue-collar décor?

    That jig was going to be up at some point. The sooner, the better — for an underrepresented American working class and for Republicans who take the realignment seriously.

    The hypocrisy is galling. Last year, Amazon, Airbnb and a host of other marquee corporations funded a group, Black Lives Matter, founded by avowed Marxists. As peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd devolved into riots, corporate America didn’t let up its uncritical embrace of a far-left movement seeking to #DefundthePolice.

    Now, many of those same companies have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers for exercising a right granted them under the Constitution, whatever the wisdom of their objections to certifying electors. Amazon and Airbnb, both donors to Black Lives Matter (the organization), are among them. So are many others that embraced BLM the movement: Salesforce. American Express. Marriott. Blue Cross Blue Shield. On and on.

    But conservatives need to stop whining, because that gets boring. Yes, beginning in 2015, the entire US establishment arrayed itself against GOP populism. It did so in fear of President Trump’s threat to rejigger a postwar consensus that had worked out very well for the elite, not so much for workers. Trump only partially delivered. He was hampered at every step, and his best energies dissipated in the hot air of his online bluster.

    The corporate backlash will no doubt scare some Republican faux-populists into dropping even their rhetorical gestures toward the working class. The old guard awaits the wayward prodigal, to return to the comfortable fold of marginal tax cuts and useless foreign wars. Picture Paul Ryan’s wingtips stamped on the face of the American right — forever.

    But that would be a monumental mistake, because as 2016 showed and 2020 confirmed, the votes simply aren’t there for that. The old agenda threatened to turn the GOP into a regional rump party (see 2008 and 2012). By contrast, the Trump GOP, warts and all, expanded its appeal to Hispanics and young black men in 2020 while consolidating the white working class.

    Today’s Democrats sure don’t represent this multiracial working class. The party and its Big Tech and Big Media allies deliver mostly for the HR department — a k a you’re fired for saying the wrong thing. Mass student-loan forgiveness would end up transferring wealth from everyone else to the cognitive elite. Amazon’s Democratic-approved wokery masks appalling working conditions and union-busting.

    So the embarrassing task must fall a true party of the working class. I say “embarrassing,” because for one thing, today’s starkly unequal America is, in part, a product of policies Republicans championed for at least two generations (“700 percent interest loans for the poor are of the essence of libertuh!”). Class talk, moreover, smacks of Marxism and “socialism.”

    But the multiracial working class doesn’t want socialism, either. That much, we also know from the 2020 results. What it wants is a market economy in which ordinary life isn’t so precarious, where health insurance just works, where you can raise a family in a culturally sane, orderly environment.

    Is this a right-wing pundit’s idea of a pro-worker agenda? Maybe. But you know what? With their Amex cards cut off and Twitter accounts purged, would-be pro-worker GOPers now have an opportunity to visit union halls and trucker weigh stations and Amazon warehouses — and just listen.

    Sohrab Ahmari is The Post’s op-ed editor and author of the forthcoming book “The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.”

  167. Vicki

    ALPBC breathlessly “reporting” the Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.

    As are most of the media. It has been driving my husband mad all morning. Thank God he is now out on the tractor.

  168. H B Bear

    Professional aboriginal is a noble calling.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ramirez, Branco, Stiglich, Lester and Benson, all still somewhat keeping the pressure on. Good to see.
    But so many toons are now just fading into blandness.

  170. Cassie of Sydney

    Liz Cheney, daughter of a GOP warmonger, voted in the House to impeach.

    What was that about the “swamp” again?

  171. Vicki

    A simple concept that the likes of Campbell and Brereton seem to have lost in their hatred of Aussie warriors.

    Indeed. As have many of the careerist top brass.

  172. Cassie of Sydney

    “Trump will be equated with Hitler in ‘official’ history. “

    Yep.

  173. calli

    Leticia Catholic Herald is a race bater and liar.

    She must have noticed

    – eight years of an Obama Presidency
    – toxicology reports of Floyd’s overdose
    – six months of the US burning
    – anger over reports of vote rigging and disenfranchisement
    – the silencing of voices that disagree with hers

    Nice work, Leticia.

    H/t lotocoti

  174. WDYSIA

    David Rubin and his guest above, seem very behind the times. A bit surprising given that one is a bit coin entrepreneur. These two are currently surviving on the good will of lefties. Mr Bitcoin just got banned from twitter as he said while David Rubin even admitted that he can’t speak freely as his livelihood might disappear with his youtube channel. A perfect example of ” chilled speech”. They are willingly being normalised but expect others to do the dirty work for them.

    In the meantime social media platform Gab has been relying on checks, echecks and bitcoin to survive and build their infrastructure. The are pretty bullet proof but not nuclear proof. In one of his interviews the young Gab CEO said he will not be using blockchain technology either, as it does not allow him to delete illegal content, child pornography or any such stuff that MUST be deleted. He has really thought ahead. Rubin and his guest, on the other hand, will probably join the gulag or be toast in a couple of months.

  175. Struth

    Sohrab Ahmari

    Unfortunately still thinks he lives in a democracy.

  176. jupes

    Making him the first POTUS since Truman to leave office poorer than when he entered it.

    Dunno. How did his business and go during his four years in office?

    I increased my wealth during the Trump presidency. I suspect a lot of other people did too and would be surprised if Trump didn’t too.

  177. Nick

    Strange that the media are saying that Trump has trashed his legacy, without being able to name exactly what Obama’s legacy actually was.

  178. 1735099

    Does he lose his security if impeached?

    Impeachment post term should be a low priority.
    Dettol Donny will become a criminal defendant in a range of jurisdictions (first is New York) once out of office. They should wait the outcome of that, and what goes down if he attempts, like a medieval monarch, to pardon himself.
    There are more important priorities such as Covid, the state of the economy and disunity.
    Taking out the garbage can wait.
    They can hold their collective noses and wait a while.

  179. Roger

    Dunno. How did his business and go during his four years in office?

    Perhaps I could phrase that better:

    The first POTUS since Truman who didn’t profit from being in office.

  180. Cassie of Sydney

    And up pops the malevolent sinister miasma.

    Thanks Mark A…..a superb description of the racist slime.

  181. Roger

    Strange that the media are saying that Trump has trashed his legacy, without being able to name exactly what Obama’s legacy actually was.

    Eight years of war.

    A bit inconvenient for a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Might be why it’s seldom mentioned.

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    Another good piece from Powerline…

    “Leftists Are Colonizing Red Towns Like Mine, And Local Republicans Are Clueless
    Complacency is a problem for east Tennesseans. They are so used to Republicans winning elections that they falsely assume victory is automatic. It is not.
    Mark Pulliam

    As 2020 wound to a close, pundits noted the growing toll of leftist policies on residents of blue states, prompting migration from California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois to Republican-run states such as Texas and Florida, which offer lower taxes and a better business climate. In addition to losing Oracle, Charles Schwab, Hewlett Packard, and Elon Musk, for the first time in its history California is expected to lose a congressional seat in the upcoming decennial census allocation, due to stagnating population. Texas is expected to gain three seats, and Florida is expected to pick up two.

    Blue states tend to be dominated by urban voters, large numbers of unionized government employees, and—in California—a technology-based economy that relies on large numbers of young, college-educated (and in many cases foreign-born) employees. Even historically red states such as Texas exhibit symptoms of dysfunctional leftist governance in their burgeoning urban areas. Austin is rapidly becoming a clone of San Francisco and Portland.

    We have come to expect blue states to be “woke,” displaying fealty to the latest academic fads, such as critical race theory and other forms of identity politics. Rural America, the “flyover country” populated by Donald Trump-voting deplorables, is supposed to be immune from this trend.

    As a resident of a small town in east Tennessee, I regret to report that wokeness is everywhere, even in the brightest-red areas of Republican-majority states. My town is home to a small, 200-year-old, Presbyterian-affiliated liberal arts college that appears to be an island of sanity in higher education. But it’s not, and neither is the rest of the town.

    When we relocated here from Austin, my wife and I imagined the school was comparable to Hillsdale College, except nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. My wife and I quickly learned the reality is otherwise when a supposedly faith-based lecture we attended on campus was devoted to the teachings of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ. The lecturer, who teaches “religious studies” at Skidmore College, is the daughter of the host school’s equally-leftist campus minister.

    We were also chagrined to learn that the local public library—in a county that voted for President Trump in 2020 by a margin of 71-27 percent—maintains a curated “antiracism” reading list that includes controversial fare such as Ibram Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility,” and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me.”

    Ignoring the blight homeless people inflict on library users across America, the local library also provides office space to a newly formed organization serving the homeless, with which the library works as a partner, even engaging in “street outreach.” The library staffer leading this initiative is—predictably—a graduate of the local leftist college. Indoctrination works.

    Even though the area is overwhelmingly Republican, the local paper (owned by a national chain headquartered out of state) is unfailingly and obnoxiously left. The editor admits that one of his “life’s greatest disappointments” was being interviewed by The Washington Post and getting turned down for the job. The local paper is a WaPo wannabe, albeit relying heavily on Associated Press reportage. It consistently boosts leftist ideas, locally and nationally.

    Due in part to the paper’s favorable coverage, a leftist activist who chaired the local Democratic Party and founded the radical organization Indivisible East Tennessee was recently elected to the ostensibly nonpartisan city council. The local Republican Party belatedly—and reluctantly—supported the center-right candidates in a four-person race for two seats. Supported by Soros-funded organizations from outside the state, the Democrat eked out a second-place finish by a few hundred votes, establishing a leftist toe-hold in an otherwise solidly conservative county.

    Complacency is a problem for east Tennesseans. They are so used to Republicans winning elections that they falsely assume victory is automatic. It is not.

    The first step in electing sound candidates to local office is to make sure that someone representing your values is running. “Nonpartisan” offices such as the local school board are hugely important, but often conservative parents and taxpayers lose by default.

    In 2020, a leftist educator and “diversity consultant” who formerly served as dean of students at the local “woke” college was elected to the county board of education without any opposition. Public education desperately needs responsible oversight, but frequently is captured by letists aligned with teachers’ unions.

    In my local school district, for example, the unelected school superintendent (or “director,” as the position is called here) appointed a “diversity task force” that included an activist college student who told a group of protesters organized by the local NAACP chapter in the wake of the George Floyd incident that “We need radical change, and we need it now”; the district’s paid “diversity trainer,” who instructs on the topics of “systemic racism,” “racial equity,” “inclusive leadership,” and “unconscious biases,” among other dubious topics; and an officer of a community organization that describes its mission as “working for racial justice.” The stated goals of the 12-person diversity task force include acknowledging that “racism…exist[s] in our schools and community.”

    Cowardly administrators wishing to avoid responsibility for making unpopular decisions often resort to commissions, committees, and task forces. Ironically, the diversity task force, supposedly formed to collect community input, has been meeting behind closed doors, claiming to be exempt from the state’s open meetings law.

    “It’s not our intent for the work of the diversity task force to be aired in the public,” the director told a reporter. “It wouldn’t be fair to them to have those conversations in public.”

    Why do voters tolerate such high-handed actions by their public servants? Many are uninformed; few people read the local newspaper. Most ordinary people in small towns are busy working, taking care of their families, and living their lives. They do not spend their time on social media or the internet, putting them at a disadvantage compared to better-organized, tech-savvy activists on the left.

    Most residents of small towns are trusting, good-natured people who naively believe that civic leaders will “do the right thing.” East Tennesseans are nice, and they assume that their niceness will be reciprocated. Sadly, all too often local elected officials betray this trust, in order to dole out political favors or do the bidding of business cronies.

    For example, our Republican county mayor, the most powerful local elected official, supported the opening of a methadone clinic located near a daycare center. Astonishingly, the owner of the methadone clinic is one of the biggest supporters of the Democratic activist who was recently elected to the city council.

    In short, weak leadership, public inattention, lack of organization, and general complacency make small towns vulnerable to aggression by liberal activists. Wokeness can be resisted successfully when the majority of voters actively oppose it. But in the absence of political resistance, the left’s agenda will take over, as inexorably as the rising tide.

    Unless rural voters in states like Tennessee wake up, they may find that their communities have become knock-offs of Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, or Nashville. Like it or not, small towns are embroiled in the national culture war. They must fight back or they will lose.

    Mark Pulliam is a contributing editor to Law and Liberty who blogs at Misrule of Law. He lives in Blount County, Tennessee.

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Professional aboriginal is a noble calling.

    Indeed – just ask Bruce Pascoe.

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “Eight years of war.

    A bit inconvenient for a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Might be why it’s seldom mentioned.”

    Yep….along with half a million dead in Syria. The rise of ISIS and the butchering and enslavement of Yazidi men, women and children. Slave markets operating in Libya…..full of sub-Saharan black African men, women and children. A nuclear Iran that doesn’t even hide its intent to wipe another country of the map.

    Worthy of a peace prize eh?

    I suppose some facts are terribly inconvenient.

  185. Rockdoctor

    Serves Saputo right for capitulating to this grifter…Hagan is like Garry Burrns…..they just make a career out of this.

    Why not have him declared a vexatious litigant or can only a judge do that? Then if so it is in the hands of a judge then why not argue along those lines to convince the judge that way?

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    On the Varvel, any bets there is a move to stop a portrait being hung in the Smithsonian? And any artist who puts their hand up to paint it being “othered”?

    If they won’t put up a picture of Trump then the anonymous American Thinker ‘monument’ will serve as good commentary as to why. Varvel was good today – add to my list.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3723685, posted on January 14, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Trump gone from the political scene will not stop the daily rants.

    Of course not.
    Just as every success since 2016 has been a knock-on from Hopey-Change, so every disaster for the next five years will belong to Trump.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Worthy of a peace prize eh?

    That’s what happens when prizes are handed out in advance of performance.
    Anticipation is a poor form of evidence.

  189. Roger

    Why not have him declared a vexatious litigant or can only a judge do that?

    The Supreme Court oif a jurisdiction can do so, usually upon application by the Crown or an interested party.

  190. Cassie of Sydney

    “Why not have him declared a vexatious litigant or can only a judge do that?”

    Garry Burns has only recently been declared a “vexatious litigant”….it took years and it was only because he threatened members of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board…….

    “The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal President, Anne Britton said he had also threatened members of the Anti-Discrimination Board.

    “Of particular concern are the series of thinly veiled threats made to the president and officers of the board that if the complaint were to be dismissed Mr Burns would publicly declare that the president was “aiding and abetting” the unlawful vilification of homosexuals,” Ms Britton said.

    “Also of concern is the disrespectful, intemperate and hectoring tone of many of the emails sent by Mr Burns to the board together with his failure to comply with the board’s request to maintain confidentiality throughout the investigation.””.

    They only act when it impacts them.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just as every success since 2016 has been a knock-on from Hopey-Change, so every disaster for the next five years will belong to Trump.

    And ain’t that the truth!
    Some alternative media is going to be crucial in fighting this. Build those platforms now.

  192. Rockdoctor

    The whole Democrat reaction to the US elections is eerily similar to Mao Tse Tung and his ‘struggle sessions’. I kid you not – the public denunciations and mobs of impressionable youngsters rioting.
    The demands for public humiliation of class enemies, and the sheer out-of-controlledness of the public is scary as shit.
    …and it doesn’t look like the bitter bible clingers are going to do anything about it until it’s too late.
    It doesn’t look to good for Australia, Britain, and Canada. The Left have the bit between their teeth and are blindly heading for the ideological cliff.

    My concern too WS, I know I am early Gen X but even I have never seen anything like this in the first world. Problem is as someone else has posted Americans are a little more excitable than us Commonwealth types and have the means to create some real issues for the state if pushed into a corner.

  193. H B Bear

    Why not have him declared a vexatious litigant or can only a judge do that?

    Is he even a litigant outside the usual kangaroo courts of the tribunals? The whole process is more akin to reputational blackmail, np pun intended.

  194. Old School Conservative

    Mark A
    #3723642, posted on January 14, 2021 at 8:56 am
    He was booted off all others I know of.

    He must have been booted off his own blog too given the little time he spends there.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In short, weak leadership, public inattention, lack of organization, and general complacency make small towns vulnerable to aggression by liberal activists. Wokeness can be resisted successfully when the majority of voters actively oppose it. But in the absence of political resistance, the left’s agenda will take over, as inexorably as the rising tide.

    It’s already happened in elected Councils all over Australia. Only the green left activists are ‘active’.
    Everyone else sits back and hopes for the best.

    That piece about Tennessee was very instructive of how the US takeover by the left is blossoming.

  196. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The whole Democrat reaction to the US elections is eerily similar to Mao Tse Tung and his ‘struggle sessions’. I kid you not – the public denunciations and mobs of impressionable youngsters rioting.
    The demands for public humiliation of class enemies, and the sheer out-of-controlledness of the public is scary as shit.

    It scares me. It could be that we have to let a whole generation go to waste on the cusp of this madness, just as happened in China, until it calms down to a more rational sensibility. These things do play themselves out, but it takes time and a lot of grief.

  197. Cassie of Sydney

    Green left activists have even taken over the Liberal party…..particularly so here in NSW.

  198. 132andBush

    Hey Bob.

    Just for the record, can you confirm that you really, truly, deep down in your core believe those reported US COVID-19 deaths (so called) are ALL from COVID?

    Every one of them.
    You really believe that?

  199. Rex Anger

    @ Cassie-

    Blount County, East Tennessee is not far from McMinns County and the town of Athens.

    In 1946, newly demobbed GIs, frustrated at the constant attempts of Democrat Machine goons to rob them blind, and incensed by their attempts to co ti ue to do.inate the local Law Enfocrement and other agencies, fought a battle to protect their ballots.

    And won.

    The GI movement was bipartisan and relatively short-lived, but gave the Boss Hoggs in that region and surrounding States notice…

    It is a good example.to remember in this day and age. True Patriots are Purple…

  200. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My day today is horrible: a trip to the dentist for 4 fillings. They are tiny ones, he says in his preventative mode. I need, I say, a big needle for each one. No you don’t, he promises. But I will. I’ve booked an hour, because I know better than he does. They’re my teeth.

  201. H B Bear

    Vexatious litigants are an interesting phenomenon. There was always a few in the library under the Supreme Court. If one of them found a new interlocutory procedure everyone wanted to know about it. A couple got banned but they were soon replaced.

  202. Mater

    And up pops the malevolent sinister miasma.
    Thanks Mark A…..a superb description of the racist slime.

    ‘Smegma’ fits better.

  203. Vicki

    Thank you Cassie, for Mark Pulliam’s piece in Powerline.

    It is extraordinary how the disease of “Wokism” has been every bit as infectitious as the dreaded CV-19, with symptoms such as obsession with “diversity” , “inclusiveness”, “unconscious bias” etc taking over institutions and corporations throughout the western world.

    At first, many of us thought it was innocuous and puerile. We took it far too cheaply, and we are paying the price.

  204. jupes

    HAWTHORN forward Jonathon Patton has been admitted to hospital as his club investigates allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct on social media.

    AFL.com.au has confirmed Patton has headed to hospital to assist with the management of his mental health.

    It is believed Patton has been receiving treatment for a couple of days after being stood down by the Hawks as they undergo a thorough investigation into his behavior.

    FMD. Mental health.

    21st century scurge.

  205. Cassie of Sydney

    “At first, many of us thought it was innocuous and puerile. We took it far too cheaply, and we are paying the price.”

    Liberty quote.

  206. H B Bear

    Green left activists have even taken over the Liberal party…..particularly so here in NSW

    Just weak people beholden to Photias who think he can help them rise to the top in the party. Unfortunately they are right.

  207. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “At first, many of us thought it was innocuous and puerile. We took it far too cheaply, and we are paying the price.”

    Liberty quote.

    Yes. It is very plainly said, and true.

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For the book club: ‘Wild Swans’, ‘A Gentleman In Moscow’.

    Very readable learnings from China and the Ruskies. Sadly, younger people don’t read good novels or memoires anymore that give an insight into the sorts of Marxist madnesses that overcame Russia and then China.

    They only read odious left-wing bilge about struggles with diversity and gender and waaacism.

  209. Old School Conservative

    In lieu of the shooting star that was the Cat Book Club, I’d like to talk films.
    Jojo Rabbit in particular.
    I couldn’t get past the early scenes, especially the lead up to the rabbit killing moment.
    Had to turn it off.
    Yes I know it’s meant to be a satire but the topics were very confronting. I saw it as a “how to” manual for dictators, not a commentary.
    Did I miss a good show?

  210. 1735099

    Do you really believe that?

    The sources for the US figures come from each state’s medical authorities.
    They take no account of the political affiliations of those authorities, so there is no political motivation for them to be doctored.
    If you doubt their veracity, Google “excess deaths 2020”. This is a measure of the difference between deaths for all causes from year to year.
    It shows 279000 more deaths (all causes) in the USA in 2020 over 2019.
    So if you’re not happy with the official Covid figures, what do you see as the origin of the 279000 extra deaths (all causes) in 2020?

  211. 1735099

    At first, many of us thought it was innocuous and puerile.

    Describes Dettol Dolly’s Big Lie pretty well.
    Look what it has wrought.

  212. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes I know it’s meant to be a satire but the topics were very confronting. I saw it as a “how to” manual for dictators, not a commentary.
    Did I miss a good show?

    It was discussed here in the usual way of books and films – just as they come up in discussion rather than anything formal – the best way I think for a place like this.

    Sinc was a fan of Jo Jo. I was So So. It was the proverbial – good in parts.

    The idea of having an imaginary friend who was Hitler seemed far-fetched, until I recalled in Wild Swans the young author telling of how she fell in love, deeply in adolescent love, with Mao during the Cultural Revolution. So to me, the clear disillusionment with having such a ‘friend’, which carries the story, was sufficiently moral enough to tell an interesting coming of age tale.

  213. Nick

    I can’t wait for book club, it’s going to be a hoot

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dettol Dolly’s Big Lie

    If I can be allowed a Suzy Green moment, exactly what the fuck was this supposed to be, this so-called ‘big lie’ that you go on about? Dettol Donny (your typo Dolly?) is water off a white swan’s back, for The Donald was a great big barrel of disinfectant chucked into the swamp. But what ‘Big Lie’ have you made up now?

  215. Vicki

    My day today is horrible: a trip to the dentist for 4 fillings.

    As someone who has had to endure root canals & recently, an implant – I think you are doing very well, Lizzie!

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I can’t wait for book club, it’s going to be a hoot

    It’s not happening, Nick. Find another bone to chew on. It was never my baby.

    Only Calli and Cassie expressed much interest, and they are big readers regardless.

  217. Roger

    As someone who has had to endure root canals & recently, an implant – I think you are doing very well, Lizzie!

    Just curious, Vicki – was the implant on the site of an extracted tooth that had previously been subject to root canal work?

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