Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Good to see Nigel Molesworth is alive and well and on the Cat today.

    Hairy is having one of those brain improving naps.

    Our lunch with old leftist friends went well. Reminiscences of times past and catching up on each other’s kids kept the talk easy going and companionable. Wine and the lovely day out on the terrace with sparkling harbour helped the ambience stay mellow. A mild moment of near-dysfunction when the excellence of Obama’s policies as displayed in his wonderful new book were mentioned, but Hairy raised his objections in the friendliest of manner and I swiftly noted a fledgling appearing at a most opportune time. Truly, is that one of your babies, but he’s huge, etc.

    Plain food, and some tasty condiments. That new salt helped too, it’s rather delish. Finished off with profiteroles and ice cream, and a trip down three flights of steps to our garden, for admiration of fruit trees and plantings. Friend is an architect who became quite excited about some 1940’s concrete cantileving in our foundations. I’d never noticed it before. 🙂

  2. JC says:

    Hey, hey.

    I never instituted a lockdown.

    Lol… Okay fair enough.

    Would President Tim Flannery prevent them though? That’s because you know you’d end up with a Flannery as President.

  3. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The problem with an elected president is you’d probably end up with Karl Stepanovic, Kochie or Eddie McGuire. “

    Yep…or someone from The Project…imagine Squalid Aly running.

  4. 1735099 says:

    To sack the government if it violates the constitution.

    Well there you go.
    What specific section of the constitution was violated on November 11th 1975?

  5. Dr Faustus says:

    He He. Imagine the elected parliamentarians putting forward a directly elected president model to a referendum. That was part of the problem last time. Ain’t going to happen.

    No way are the Australian unwashed going to set up someone wielding the Reserve Powers.

    The 1999 model had a parliamentary committee select a few ‘acceptable’ candidates with the right tone, from the dross suggested by the revolting masses. The PM would pick one, check him/her/it off with the Leader of the Opposition – and, bingo, job done.

    Utterly amazed that only 54% of Australian voters said ‘fuck right off’.

  6. Dot says:

    Well shit, let’s see:

    Borrowing money without the correct Parliamentary authorisation?

    The executive borrowing money outside of Parliament and off the books ended on Tuesday, 30 January, 1649.

    Specifically they breached s 81 and s 83.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    newsom make grandpa Joe cross

    Haha, just as Joe orders masks 4 evah and Falsci says two of them is even betta!
    Fauci: Wearing two masks is better than one (25 Jan)
    We must believe him since he’s a medic and is very highly paid.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci Highest Paid Employee in Entire Federal Government (25 Jan)
    How could you be so churlish as to dispute the scientific basis for his pronouncements from on high?

  8. DrBeauGan says:

    Well shit, let’s see:

    Borrowing money without the correct Parliamentary authorisation?

    The executive borrowing money outside of Parliament and off the books ended on Tuesday, 30 January, 1649.

    Specifically they breached s 81 and s 83.

    Is anyone surprised that numbers is maintaining the rage?

  9. Dot says:

    Numbers now furiously googling Chapter IV.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Numbers now furiously googling Chapter IV.

    And a certain used-camel trader?

  11. Rex Anger says:

    Maz and Freddie for Queen and consort of Australia. A nice Tassie girl who pumped out a bunch of sprogs to take care of succession and Freddie likes beer and yachts. What’s not to like?

    Maz can also rock a beret and a Diemaco C7 in a way that would look odd on Cate, and Wills probably hasn’t in years.

    Harry still could, but I sincerely doubt Megan would be caught dead wielding her own carbine…

  12. Nick says:

    Where is KD, tonight is Burns night in Scotland lol

  13. dover_beach says:

    Paul Sperry on twitter:

    BREAKING: Obama-appointed judge denies ex-Trump adviser Carter Page restitution as victim of ex-FBI lawyer Clinesmith’s crime of falsifying evidence to keep spying on him b/c “Clinesmith has pointed out his resources are limited, as he is now unemployed and has a baby on the way”

    What a joke.

  14. DrBeauGan says:

    BREAKING: Obama-appointed judge denies ex-Trump adviser Carter Page restitution as victim of ex-FBI lawyer Clinesmith’s crime of falsifying evidence to keep spying on him b/c “Clinesmith has pointed out his resources are limited, as he is now unemployed and has a baby on the way”

    What a joke.

    As I’ve said, the corruption is mind boggling.

  15. calli says:

    They are magnanimous in victory, dover.

    Little, little tyrants.

  16. MatrixTransform says:

    Sortition

    Dammit!

    …I knew I should started a book

  17. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    tonight is Burns night

    Och aye! BoN tree traces back to Burns country. Mr Burns may well have known some of my ancestors. At least one I know of was a local medico when he was trying his hand at farming. And in Jamaica too, since he was thinking of emigrating there to work in the sugar industry: my family were sugar plantation Scots. Which is where the rum for the Rum Corps came from. Happy Australia Day! Everything is linked to everything else.

  18. H B Bear says:

    As I’ve said, the corruption is mind boggling.

    When you look at the US “justice” system, the Ecuadorian embassy basement suddenly looks pretty attractive.

  19. MatrixTransform says:

    That new salt helped too,

    good onya Lizzie

    in reverse, your comment about eggs and anchovy got me thinking.

    had some salami and pastrami that needed consuming
    built a niçoise (without the tuna) to accompany
    and a little young sharp hard Gippsland cheddar

    just polished off the lot.

  20. Steve trickler says:

    Cops with Judges on speed dial. WTF?

    Bassi will take you down a rabbit hole. Suss her out. Corruption is off the charts! And she is starting to cop major flak. Surprise surprise surprise.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZP0rJYAdVk

  21. DrBeauGan says:

    I’ve just bought the ultimate Wodehouse collection on Kindle for 76¢. About AUD 1.

    And I’ve got a leg of lamb roasting! The perfect Australia Day. 😇

  22. Farmer Gez says:

    my family were sugar plantation Scots.

    That can’t be good.

  23. Cactus says:

    The thing about moving the Australia Day date movement is, that there is no practical alternative. At its core, those advocating moving the date dont want to celebrate Australia. They hate Australia and everything it represents. You cant move the date to another day, because the very idea of Australia is wrong.

    Once we cave as a society we inevitabily will. The hate against Australia day will move onto another target. There can never we a moment of relief, respite and rest. The struggle must march on.

  24. JC says:

    I’ve just bought the ultimate Wodehouse collection on Kindle for 76¢. About AUD 1.

    It’s trading at 76.95 , Dr.

    I was short and just closed the position right here. 🙂

  25. Nick says:

    I hate the guilt associated with Australia Day, manufactured by the Left. What have modern Australians done to feel guilty about ? My first ancestors came here from Scotland at the formation of the colony. We too have ‘survived’.

  26. Dot says:

    What does “Australia” represent now?

  27. Dot says:

    Stand alone resisting arrest charges…?

    In a righteous country, they’d always be dismissed and end up in a cop losing their job, pension, being sued and charged themselves.

  28. JC says:

    We too have ‘survived’.

    I’m not so sure we should look at things that way. We haven’t “survived”, but enjoyed the foundations built by previous generations. It’s the same for future generations and from our perspective. like what we leave them. We accrue assets etc and also pass them on.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The thing about moving the Australia Day date movement is, that there is no practical alternative.

    Oh but there is: 22 August

    Today in History, August 22, 1770: Captain Cook claimed east coast of Australia (Cincinnati Enquirer, 22 Aug 2020)

    Today is Aug. 22. On this date in:

    1770
    British explorer Capt. James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia and claimed possession of it.

    It’s fun that a newspaper in America observed the 250th anniversary of a historic event that the MSM here mostly ignored.

    22 August also has the merit of being well spread out from all the other holidays, many of which fall between December and April.

  30. MatrixTransform says:

    We too have ‘survived’

    Nick, it’s all part of their constructed ‘mythos’
    only this time, the evil little buggers are writing normie as the antagonist in an imagined history
    and writing themselves saviour into an imagined future

    It’s just post-structuralist gibber

    and it won’t work

  31. Some History says:

    Senator Paul Speaks with Real America’s Voice Network -January 25, 2021

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wRoc6zUkpY

  32. Roger says:

    What does “Australia” represent now?

    Quite a lot if you’re an unemployed engineer from the third world or a clerk paying 75% of your wage for a bedsit in London, I would imagine.

    It’s all relative, as Albert said a little over 100 years ago.

    Count your blessings.

  33. DrBeauGan says:

    I hate the guilt associated with Australia Day, manufactured by the Left. What have modern Australians done to feel guilty about ? My first ancestors came here from Scotland at the formation of the colony. We too have ‘survived’.

    You are taking the unpleasantness of lefty fuckwits too seriously. Only the very lowest of low dudgeon is required. Trying to get me to feel guilt about anything is pretty near impossible on account of my clear conscience and blameless life, so their silliness has no effect on me. Except that sometimes I feel vaguely sorry for the sad bastards.

  34. MatrixTransform says:

    a few thousand punters march
    rallied
    corralled
    urged
    organised

    it’s a good cause
    most urgent
    change, they shout

    and then suddenly, nothing happened

    …except Neil Mitchell got nodules on his vocal chords and had to quit radio

  35. Mitch M. says:

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3738081, posted on January 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm
    The thing about moving the Australia Day date movement is, that there is no practical alternative.

    Oh but there is: 22 August

    Today in History, August 22, 1770: Captain Cook claimed east coast of Australia (Cincinnati Enquirer, 22 Aug 2020)

    Today is Aug. 22. On this date in:

    1770
    British explorer Capt. James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia and claimed possession of it.

    It’s fun that a newspaper in America observed the 250th anniversary of a historic event that the MSM here mostly ignored.

    22 August also has the merit of being well spread out from all the other holidays, many of which fall between December and April.

    Good idea. The indigenes will go batshit crazy over it but nothing will satisfy them. On SBS they have some slogan … always was, always will be … with a picture of the tribal areas in Australia. Complete denial of reality.

  36. notafan says:

    Osman Faruqi going on about pain and anger.

    It is entirely confected one day in the year pain and anger.

    Imagine if you will people with perhaps a single fifth generation back Aboriginal ancestor gnashing their teeth and tearing their hair over events that occurred two centuries ago, so emotionally destroyed a million dollars will fix it.

    Its on par with Margaret Court makes people commit suicide and all the other tantrumstories of these perpetual adolescents.

  37. notafan says:

    Roy Morgan has survey results showing only iirc 23 percent of Aboriginal people have fallen for the invasion day nonsense.

    Its the usual suspects with axes to grind because grinding axes is the only thing that gives their lives purpose.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Osman Faruqi going on about pain and anger.

    I presume Bruce Pascoe will now list the mosques built all over Australia that Cook and his guys quietly demolished.

  39. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Osman Faruqi going on about pain and anger.
    It is entirely confected one day in the year pain and anger.

    It appeelze to the feelz. Job done.

  40. MatrixTransform says:

    The ABC coverage of Oz Day celebrations just now …

    Flaming Yothu Yindi, rocket launching Jetskis

    un-rucking-real

    Sydney Harbour is under attack

    and Melb cancelled everything

    Losers

  41. Roger:

    Queer Theory is our Lysenkoism.

    Well said, that man!

  42. Nick says:

    How is Faruqi not an ‘invader’ too ?

  43. WX says:

    For hardcore military history nerds:

    The Leavenworth Papers are a series of varying length papers on military history topics, which can be downloaded in pdf format for free. Authors include respected researchers such as Lt. Col. David Glantz.

    The link takes you to the official U.S. Army University Press website.

  44. notafan says:

    Exactly Nick

    I think he thinks his skin colour gives him a pass.

  45. Roger says:

    Roger:

    Queer Theory is our Lysenkoism.

    Well said, that man!

    😁

  46. WX says:

    IS a series, sorry.
    The deterioration of grammar is the greatest oral crisis of our lifetime.

  47. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Dot – Trump is Emmanuel Goldstein, of course.

  48. miltonf says:

    This isn’t the pageantry of Stalin or Hitler. It’s the weary theater of Brezhnev, a senescent leader of a decaying regime being propped up by desperate threats of force by the nomenklatura. Even though the media has told us more about Biden’s dogs than it has about any of the Americans killed by Islamic terrorists enabled by the open borders that Biden just reinstated, no one cares.

    So true

  49. Top Ender says:

    Celebrated Australian artist Peter Kingston has returned his Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award to protest the decision to give tennis great Margaret Court the country’s highest honour.

    “I am compelled to return this medal because I object so strongly to the honour bestowed upon Margaret Court this year,” Mr Kingston told The Australian.

    “It makes me sick, the whole thing,” he said. “To inflict this on us, when everyone is having such a hard time, I can’t be a part of it anymore.”

    Ms Court, who has worked as a Pentecostal minister since retiring from tennis, received an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 and was this week made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AO). The award has sparked controversy because of her comments on homosexuality, same-sex marriage and LGBTQI rights.

    Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien this week rejected his Order of Australia in protest at the decision, and last week Canberra doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo handed back her award.

    Kingston, who lives at Lavender Bay, on Sydney Harbour, is renowned for his evocative paintings of the harbour and its boats and ferries.

    The artist was awarded the AM in 2012 at Government House. He says the meaning of the award does not align with the comments Ms Court has made about the LGBTQI community.

    “Governor-General David Hurley said that an Australia Day honour is given to people ‘whose efforts make our communities and our nation a better place’.

    Oz with comments open

  50. Mitch M. says:

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3738096, posted on January 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm
    Osman Faruqi going on about pain and anger.
    It is entirely confected one day in the year pain and anger.

    It appeelze to the feelz. Job done.

    Do the Allies continually complain and cry about Germany, Italy, and Japan in WW2? We’ve moved on, instead there are endless video games, movies, and documentaries about an horrific event that impacted most of the world. We’ve turned that experience into entertainment but the indigenous peoples are locked into a perspective that perpetuates pain and anger. That’s their fault, not ours.

  51. Runnybum says:

    Notaclue posting.

    Scroll scroll.

  52. Top Ender says:

    Anyone an expert in finding PDFs of books?

    I’m searching for two by Ronald Welch: Knight Crusader and The Gauntlet.

  53. Dot says:

    VPN, sail the seven seas.

  54. John Brumble says:

    Leftists 2 days after US election: Laches!
    Leftists 200 years after settlement: what?

  55. Gab says:

    Anyone know about the convoy of cars on the M80 today around 12.30pm? Cars decked out with blue and white flags, took up two lanes of the freeway. It was massive.

  56. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Albosleazy trying to deflect from leadership talk….

    “Australia Day 2021: Anthony Albanese again criticises Margaret Court’s award

    Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says the award given to Margaret Court on Australia Day isn’t deserved because she hasn’t played tennis in “decades.”

    Margaret Court is one of Australia’s most successful athletes but her comments about same-sex marriage have sparked controversy.

    There is no “justification” for promoting tennis great Margaret Court to the highest Order of Australia because she hasn’t played the sport in “decades”, Anthony Albanese declared on Tuesday.

    Mr Albanese launched a scathing attack on the honours system and the promotion of Ms Court from an Officer to a Companion of the Order, claiming he could not see the “basis” for it.

    “It can’t be for her tennis prowess because she had already been awarded an (Officer) for that, and she hasn’t struck a ball in anger on a major tennis tournament for many, many decades,” he said.

    Ms Court told The Daily Telegraph she was “disappointed” Mr Albanese had criticised the award, which she had been told was to recognise her tennis achievements, whereas her previous honour was for her community work.

    Australian sport stars including tennis legends Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, and Olympian Betty Cuthbert have previously been recognised with Companion honours many decades after their athletic achievements.

    Ms Court was the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon, and has the most Grand Slam wins in history – a record even Serena Williams hasn’t been able to best.

    After tennis Ms Court became a pastor and focused on mission work, and said in the past year her charity had gone from delivering 30 tonnes of food a week to 75 tonnes during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Ms Court openly opposes same sex marriage, but said she felt “used as a high-profile figure” during Australia’s marriage equality debate claiming many of her views were “distorted”.”

    I just don’t recognise this country anymore…I just don’t like this country anymore.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Ronald Welch

    I think I read his Tank Commander when I was a teenager. Excellent.

  58. notafan says:

    Gauntlet is pretty cheap in paperback, only around $15 including postage

    World of books have it on their website.

    Tank commander wasn’t republished, more expensive.

  59. notafan says:

    Tweedledum shakes his rattle.

  60. thefrollickingmole says:

    Wang come in leading with his Turkish codpiece yelling “ what about this eh. Eh”!!!

    Dot lines up a size 14 steel capped clue shoe and suddenly Wang has a reverse Turkish codpiece and staggers off to lie down for a while.

  61. Nick says:

    Tweedledum shakes his rattle.

    He doesn’t give you a ‘hellloooo lovely lady’.

  62. Rex Anger says:

    Wang come in leading with his Turkish codpiece yelling “ what about this eh. Eh”!!!

    Dot lines up a size 14 steel capped clue shoe and suddenly Wang has a reverse Turkish codpiece and staggers off to lie down for a while.

    I rather get the impression Wang likes that sort of kicking…

    How far do you then it went in?

    As far as Ming’s?

    As far, even, as Orange Ming’s?

    (Remember, Orange Ming Bad…)

  63. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick

    #3738136, posted on January 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Tweedledum shakes his rattle.

    He doesn’t give you a ‘hellloooo lovely lady’.

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    Ted (the very similar one).
    Unfortunately the owner still can’t show his face and still has to rely on the sock.

  64. Snoopy says:

    Dot lines up a size 14 steel capped clue shoe and suddenly Wang has a reverse Turkish codpiece

    A thing of beauty.

  65. Nick says:

    I’ll bet the furniture store safe space was the hottest place in town today

  66. notafan says:

    I prefer to avoid dry retching thanks Nick.

  67. Rex Anger says:

    Nice anchors, Arky!

    How do you test them?

  68. MatrixTransform says:

    Australia day in the shed

    that’s a lot of split pins

    and seriously, is the whole front-end held on from a single bolt?

  69. Nick says:

    You’d have better taste too, Nota

  70. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Kingston, who lives at Lavender Bay, on Sydney Harbour, is renowned for his evocative paintings of the harbour and its boats and ferries.’

    So he’s a boat painter. I’m sure he’ll be quite the talk of the slam poetry group.

  71. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick

    #3738144, posted on January 26, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I’ll bet the furniture store safe space was the hottest place in town today

    Classic Faulty-Grift early on in the day’s play.
    Distract, divert, deny and finally threaten and blame.
    “Blog wreckers”
    “Actionable”
    “You put mah ladeee in hospital”
    .
    Laughable.

  72. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Nigel Molesworth. As I live and breathe.

    Never thought I’d see the day.

  73. Arky says:

    How do you test them?

    ..
    They need adjusting.
    The procedure for adjusting model A brakes involves a piece of wood with notches cut in it a precise distance apart, used to jam the brake pedal down with one notch for front brakes the other for the rears.
    After which I will brave my steep driveway, which is conveniently aimed directly into the downhill neighbour’s lounge should I need a couch to slow the car’s descent.
    But I have to pull the rear end out and do the same to the rear brakes before any of that.

  74. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Distract, divert, deny and finally threaten and blame.’

    That would be Script III, only for use in Situation X.

    I will guarantee that by now there’s several ‘running sheets’ dependent on the day’s tone.

    All approved and appropriately vetted, naturally.

  75. Arky says:

    and seriously, is the whole front-end held on from a single bolt?

    ..
    No.
    Two U- bolts and a rubber ball joint.

  76. Rex Anger says:

    So he’s a boat painter. I’m sure he’ll be quite the talk of the slam poetry group.

    He likes big boats and he cannot lie

    You other buggers can’t deny,

    That when the man palates up with a thinner and a base,

    And a strange look on his face

    You’ll get…

    Ferries.

    (Maybe car carriers if he’s feeling rebellious. Or the Navy if he’s feeling sad…)

    #Yacht-zee!

  77. Top Ender says:

    Thanks Woolfe, but I’m pretty wary of sites that ask for credit cards. I ran a search and came up with this:

    https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2018/9/8/bookgr8-is-a-fraudulent-content-streaming-website/

  78. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Wang come in leading with his Turkish codpiece

    Immediately brings this Scot to mind.

  79. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Reading up, I have a mental image of a lot of lambs which have sacrificed legs on this day of celebration. Citations and honours for them should be forthcoming. However, I note with some dismay that few lambs donated a shoulder to the cause. Incised and strewn with fresh rosemary, thyme, winter savoury, garlic, and o.oil then cooked for three hours would be just the ticket for this day of distraction. No need for fussy peeks into the cooker, nor for the ceremonial carving; it should just pull away from the bone into finger lickin’ morsels.

  80. Rex Anger says:

    After which I will brave my steep driveway, which is conveniently aimed directly into the downhill neighbour’s lounge should I need a couch to slow the car’s descent.

    Most important. 😉

    As equally important as remembering to clean the manflesh out of your rental piano before you return it post-assassination…

    #B-Flat (/ht Leigh Lowe)

  81. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Sir MixaLot!

    Hey, in the Middle Ages people used to be called….

    No. Doesn’t work. Forget I said anything.

  82. Pedro the Loafer says:

    You are a very patient man, Arky.

    That Model A would have been down to the tip long ago if it had been my project.

  83. Pedro the Loafer says:

    School holidays are just about over I believe.

    Nigel is not happy.

  84. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Another poofy low in the Gulf.

    Takin’ mah weather.

  85. Leigh Lowe says:

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #3738167, posted on January 26, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Reading up, I have a mental image of a lot of lambs which have sacrificed legs …

    A while ago I visited the trout and lamb farm (yes, it is a thing) up your way.
    Asked the young bloke behind the counter for a leg o’ lamb.
    “Make sure it’s a left leg” I said.
    Puzzled look.
    “Easier for a right-hander to carve” I explained.
    Pause.
    “Riiigght.”

  86. Mark A says:

    DrBeauGan
    #3738063, posted on January 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve just bought the ultimate Wodehouse collection on Kindle for 76¢. About AUD 1.

    Appreciated Dr done the same, great buy.

  87. Leigh Lowe says:

    Another poofy low in the Gulf.

    Nah, it is a “potential cyclone” until Thursday.
    On Friday it will be a “wannabe cyclone” (yes, they used that phrase on the news the other night).
    Over the weekend it will be the rain depression formerly known as a cyclone.
    They love the “c word”.

  88. Rockdoctor says:

    Another poofy low in the Gulf.

    Yup the last two named barely had wrapping in all 4 qudrants. I am noticing a tendancy to over classify as well. Funnily enough I mentioned to the better half that the cloud to the north today looked like an increasingly active monsoon up towards the cape. Till mentioned I didn’t realise there was a cyclone watch on.

  89. Terry Pedersen says:

    Oh but there is: 22 August

    Today in History, August 22, 1770: Captain Cook claimed east coast of Australia

    Totally unsuitable. Possession Island. Not even part of the mainland. Hard to get a crowd there for a re-enactment. The indigenous would dispute your ownership and the date, probably insist on a name change too.

  90. dover_beach says:

    Oh God, no, it would be utter foolishness to haggle with them over a suitable date as if any would be suitable.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’d be fun to get a photo of Cafe Bruce’s first nations peoples for Australia Day, but sadly the moon is full and the powerful owls are likely prowling. So they’ve not turned up. This is the best I can do from a few days ago. Bread and carrots would’ve been good Oz Day nosh. Other Oz Day visitors included noisies, currawongs, magpies, grey butcherbirds, rainbow lorikeets, a heron, kookas, cockies and blue-faced honeyeaters.

  92. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Totally unsuitable.’

    Geez, way to condescend to a noble group of (two) peoples with their unique culture and customs. Traditional custodians of the island. Been there for 47 million years.

    Some halfwit on the other end of country 250 years later – ‘unsuitable’.

    You dismissive, racist monster.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Totally unsuitable.

    Har har har. Guy, in a feat of unprecedented navigation, has just mapped the entire east coast of Australia from the Vic border to the tip of Qld and you think raising the Pommy flag on Possession Island is totally unsuitable? Har har har!

    Betcha you don’t think Mabo was symbolic either.

  94. Mark A says:

    Arky
    #3738141, posted on January 26, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Australia day in the shed:

    Good vid Arky.
    I’d rather have good brakes than a going engine.
    Prefer both but.👍😂

  95. Leigh Lowe says:

    dover_beach

    #3738190, posted on January 26, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Oh God, no, it would be utter foolishness to haggle with them over a suitable date as if any would be suitable.

    Even a couple of my lefty friends admit that any one of the 365 days will attract the ire of any number of the 300 First Splinter Groups.
    The aim isn’t to merely change the date.
    It is to convert the day into a combination of Bruce Pascoe mythology and a maudlin whinge about “invasion and genocide”.

  96. Terry Pedersen says:

    We actually discussed Cook and Possession Island a few days ago. As I said then, I have a copy of Cook’s log of his first World Voyage.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Another poofy low in the Gulf.

    BoM model has three of them by next Sunday. Broome, Cooktown and the Solomons. Not sure this pic will work, it’s from the model output.

  98. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Other Oz Day visitors included noisies, currawongs, magpies, grey butcherbirds, rainbow lorikeets, a heron, kookas, cockies and blue-faced honeyeaters.

    So you were my benefactor today. The screeching, yellow crested lunatics were at their quadraphonic best here this morning. My bleeding ears! Then suddenly the cacophony was stilled, Café Bruce had opened for the day.

  99. MatrixTransform says:

    as I said then, I have a copy of Cook’s log of his first World Voyage.

    an original?

    on DVD, or Flash Ram ?

  100. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    We actually discussed Cook and Possession Island a few days ago. As I said then, I have a copy of Cook’s log of his first World Voyage.

    So, exactly, why is claiming NSW* for His Maj George ze Third “totally unsuitable”. Seems entirely suitable in view of his orders and common international law of the time.

    * which was everything east of WA.

  101. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Broome, Cooktown and the Solomons’

    Pfft. In my day, you couldn’t call it a cyclone until it had blown the horns off a buffalo.

  102. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Actually, Cook was a bastard for naming this the way he did.

    All he did was make the people living in the old South Wales feel totally inadequate.

  103. DrBeauGan says:

    The 123plays site some idiot here put up to get a book is a scam site.

  104. Rockdoctor says:

    Bruce from NQ something feels like it is brewing and SST definitely in the range for cyclones as well as wind shear. Wait and see along with my departure plan…

  105. Jo says:

    Arky I hope you secured all those split pins correctly?

  106. Rex Anger says:

    We actually discussed Cook and Possession Island a few days ago. As I said then, I have a copy of Cook’s log of his first World Voyage.

    And I have the inside leg measurements of his trousers, 2 of his breadfruits and the Islander who murdered him locked up in my basement…

    What was your point again, Grigory?

  107. Snoopy says:

    Totally unsuitable. Possession Island. Not even part of the mainland. Hard to get a crowd there for a re-enactment. The indigenous would dispute your ownership and the date, probably insist on a name change too.

    Fuckwit

  108. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3738216, posted on January 26, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    ‘Broome, Cooktown and the Solomons’

    Maybe that was the Big Prediction of Doom for Straya Day.
    The Super-cyclone.

  109. BrettW says:

    Premier Andrews had a lot to say about Courts AC. Wonder if anybody asked him what he thought about the Australian of the Year who got it for campaigning for sexual abuse victims to be able to speak out. She campaigned against a TAS law that said she should remain quiet.

    After all isn’t VIC thinking of bringing in a similar law in VIC.

  110. Tel says:

    We actually discussed Cook and Possession Island a few days ago. As I said then, I have a copy of Cook’s log of his first World Voyage.

    It’s public domain you great goose.

    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks/e00043.html

    Having satisfied myself of the great Probability of a passage, thro’ which I intend going with the Ship, and therefore may land no more upon this Eastern coast of New Holland, and on the Western side I can make no new discovery, the honour of which belongs to the Dutch Navigators, but the Eastern Coast from the Latitude of 38 degrees South down to this place, I am confident, was never seen or Visited by any European before us; and notwithstanding I had in the Name of his Majesty taken possession of several places upon this Coast, I now once More hoisted English Colours, and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third took possession of the whole Eastern coast from the above Latitude down to this place by the Name of New Wales,* (* The Admiralty copy, as well as that belonging to Her Majesty, calls it New South Wales. The island where the ceremony was performed was named on Cook’s chart Possession Island, and is still so called.) together with all the Bays, Harbours, Rivers, and Islands, situated upon the said Coast; after which we fired 3 Volleys of small Arms, which were answer’d by the like number from the Ship.

    Sheesh.

  111. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘It’s public domain you great goose.’

    Hahahaaa.

  112. Terry Pedersen says:

    So, exactly, why is claiming NSW* for His Maj George ze Third “totally unsuitable”.

    Indigenous will not accept any date, and certainly not a date on which a claim was made by a white sailor on an island that he named in honour of his “possession” of the whole east coast.

  113. MatrixTransform says:

    Indigenous will not accept any date, and certainly not a date on which a claim was made by a white sailor on an island that he named in honour of his “possession” of the whole east coast.

    … and ?

  114. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Indigenous will not accept any date’

    How do you know? Got the inside run, have we? Something not in the public domain?

    Great goose.

    h/t Tel

  115. Terry Pedersen says:

    Fuckwit

    Nah, still unsuitable. They’d never re-name it after you. And Possession Island is not Thursday Island. Maybe you can find a better link.

  116. Snoopy says:

    Possession Island is in the Torres Shire, you fuckwit.

  117. Terry Pedersen says:

    It’s public domain

    Where did I say otherwise, you great goose. I just said I have a copy.

    Sheesh.

  118. Leigh Lowe says:

    Change the date.
    How about Ben Batterham’s birthday?

  119. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Bbbbbblllrlrrlrlllrrrrrrrrrppfffffffffffffffft.

    Went Peter Terrysen’s balloon after he realised his prize was available to everyone.

  120. Rex Anger says:

    So what, Grigory?

    You’re still a troll.

    We still kick you

    You still refuse to take the hint, and weeble back up to try your trollshit again.

    Your latest outburst of whatever-the-hell-lies-between-your-ears is just another empty frippery.

    Spack off, and take your latest ABC- and Leftwit-derived race hustling trollshit with you…

  121. Terry Pedersen says:

    Possession Island is in the Torres Shire

    So? I can see that’s of some importance to you. Perhaps you can explain why.

  122. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Perhaps you can explain why.’

    Perhaps they know karate. Karate Poof.

    Bphphphphprrrrrrrrrt. Brrrrt.

  123. Leigh Lowe says:

    Is there a reason why Perry Tedium’s avatar looks like a piñata?

  124. Rex Anger says:

    @ KD-

    Bbbbbblllrlrrlrlllrrrrrrrrrppfffffffffffffffft.

    Went Peter Terrysen’s balloon after he realised his prize was available to everyone.

    That needed dubbing…

  125. Snoopy says:

    During the Australian Bicentenary celebrations in 1988, a monument was erected on Possession Island in recognition of the declaration of possession of the east coast of Australia by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. This landmark of historical significance stands high on a headland above the beach where Cook made his declaration and hoisted the flag.

    The monument is still there. Maybe ‘the Indigenous’ will knock it down on Invasion Day next year.

  126. Rex Anger says:

    Is there a reason why Perry Tedium’s avatar looks like a piñata?

    Self awareness?

  127. Terry Pedersen says:

    The monument is still there. Maybe ‘the Indigenous’ will knock it down on Invasion Day next year.

    If we try to celebrate Australia Day on 22 August, perhaps the indigenous will do just that. And others on this forum have said the same as I did; the indigenous will never accept any day as suitable for Australia Day. Whatever day is chosen will still be regarded by them as Invasion Day.

  128. Mark A says:

    This is what we are up against.

    Who needs enemies when we have them in the ranks.
    Did you miss this numbers? Go on gloat.

  129. DrBeauGan says:

    And others on this forum have said the same as I did; the indigenous will never accept any day as suitable for Australia Day. Whatever day is chosen will still be regarded by them as Invasion Day.

    Not ‘the indigenous’ just a small number of idiots with too much time on their hands and an unjustified sense of grievance. Nobody with sense pays them any attention.

  130. Mark A says:

    Not ‘the indigenous’ just a small number of idiots with too much time on their hands and an unjustified sense of grievance. Nobody with sense pays them any attention.

    True, unfortunately those in power do.
    I know, same same.

  131. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Dot!
    The perfect video for you has just been made.
    Let the simping begin!

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

  132. JC says:

    Pillow man just got the Twitter boot. At one level , I don ‘t mind because his ads were as frequent and as annoying as Frank Walker from National Tiles. 🙂

    Just kidding. Dorsey is a piece of shit.

  133. Top Ender says:

    Miranda Devine: US President Joe Biden is in for a Rudd awakening

    Joe Biden is looking an awful lot like a certain former Australian prime minister with his open borders policies, writes Miranda Devine.

    January 26, 2021 – 10:13PM
    The Daily Telegraph

    Remember the Ruddslide of 2007 when a fresh-faced Kevin Rudd surfed into ­office on a wave of optimism? The Milky Bar Kid was on top of the world at his ­futuristic “2020 Ideas summit” the following year, a man of the people, sitting on the floor, showing off for Cate Blanchett.

    How did 2020 work out in the end? I can’t remember anyone predicting a pandemic.

    What was, however, wholly predictable back then was the mess Rudd would make of border protection.

    After all the human misery that was endured before the Howard government could get control of Australia’s borders, it was typically feckless of Rudd to tear it all apart on a whim.

    He’s not a stupid man, so it must simply have been moral vanity that led him to ignore the flashing warnings as he systematically abandoned temporary protection visas, offshore processing, and mandatory detention.

    Starting with the Oceanic Viking, he opened the floodgates to at least 50,000 undocumented migrants on boats. The next six years of Labor ­incompetence cost the lives of at least 1200 asylum seekers and $11 billion.

    All those memories came flooding back this week in America as Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive ­orders aimed at dismantling the Trump administration’s border protection policies.

    Instead of boats from Indonesia, we have thousands of central Americans who have begun pushing ­towards the southern border in what are called “caravans”, which is a large group travelling together as an alternative to being ripped off by people smugglers.

    Most appear to be coming from Honduras, which is in dire straits after hurricanes in November decimated an economy already ravaged by the pandemic.

    Interviewed on TV, one asylum seeker in the crush said he wanted “to get to the US because they’re having a new president … He’s gonna help all of us”.

    A few days before Biden was sworn in as President, Guatemala reported 9000 Honduran migrants were en route to the US.

    Sensing the optics might not be great on inauguration day, a member of Biden’s transition team issued a warning that now “is not the time to make the journey”. Guatemalan ­security forces subsequently managed to turn around the largest caravan, under agreements signed with the Trump administration.

    But now that Biden has put the “sugar” back on the table, as the ­Indonesians used to scathingly call Labor’s open border policies in Australia, nothing is more certain than that people in search of a better life will again try to surge over the US border illegally.

    In the middle of a pandemic, ­encouraging a “superspreader” event across your southern border is a foolhardy move by a new President so paranoid about the coronavirus that he often wears two masks at a time.

    Former Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ­describes the situation as “an absolute human petri dish opportunity for the transmission of a demonstrably very transmissible virus, and now we have to worry about this new strain [of virus from Brazil].”

    Nor does Biden’s pledge to give permanent residency to 11 million ­illegal aliens, at a time when 11.5 million jobs have been lost to the economy due to the pandemic, make economic sense.

    And thanks to Biden’s climate policies, another few thousand Americans jobs disappeared on the Keystone XL Pipeline to Canada that Biden axed this week.

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    Like Rudd, Biden is determined to undo the hard-won border protections instituted by his predecessor.

    He began by axing the travel ban that Democrats and their media handmaidens insist misleadingly on calling a “M uslim” ban.

    In fact, it was a ban on travel from countries which are terrorism risks, including Libya, Somalia and North Korea.

    There will be no more work on ­Donald Trump’s much loved border wall, which only managed to cover 450 miles by the end of his term.

    An effective Trump-era agreement with Mexico which kept migrants from crossing the border pending asylum applications also is for the chopping block.

    Perhaps most alarmingly, Biden has issued a 100-day moratorium on immigration deportations, sparking warnings that murderers and rapists will be released into cities already reeling from a surge in violent crime.

    Former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, the architect of immigration reforms of the past four years, yesterday railed against the “most ­extreme” presidential directive in living memory.

    He told Fox News that 92 per cent of people deported in the past year are convicted criminals or have been charged with a serious crime.

    “The 180,000 illegal immigrants deported last year could not be ­removed this year,” he said.

    “About 13,000 criminals a month will be loosed back to American communities … The whole system is ­dismantled.”

    Biden appears to be afflicted by the same fecklessness and moral vanity as Rudd, and we know how that turns out for the nations they lead.

    At some point, after years of chaos and tragedy, when even the most ­ardent compassionistas will have to admit there is a limit to the number of illegal migrants the country can ­absorb, a brutal crackdown will occur. Severe policies which Howard-era immigration minister Philip Ruddock used to describe as “castor oil” will have to be employed again.

    That’s what Rudd 2.0 did when he seized back his job from Julia Gillard.

    To undo his own catastrophe, he imposed the ruthless Manus Island solution, designed to make Labor look tougher than the Coalition.

    But by then it was too late to save his political skin. It was left to Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison to clean up his mess.

    As sure as eggs are eggs, as Rudd might say, whoever becomes the next US President in 2024 will have the same unenviable task.

    Miranda Devine is in New York for 18 months to cover current affairs for The Daily Telegraph

  134. Top Ender says:

    Miranda Devine: US President Joe Biden is in for a Rudd awakening

    Joe Biden is looking an awful lot like a certain former Australian prime minister with his open borders policies, writes Miranda Devine.

    January 26, 2021 – 10:13PM
    The Daily Telegraph

    Remember the Ruddslide of 2007 when a fresh-faced Kevin Rudd surfed into ­office on a wave of optimism? The Milky Bar Kid was on top of the world at his ­futuristic “2020 Ideas summit” the following year, a man of the people, sitting on the floor, showing off for Cate Blanchett.

    How did 2020 work out in the end? I can’t remember anyone predicting a pandemic.

    What was, however, wholly predictable back then was the mess Rudd would make of border protection.

    After all the human misery that was endured before the Howard government could get control of Australia’s borders, it was typically feckless of Rudd to tear it all apart on a whim.

    He’s not a stupid man, so it must simply have been moral vanity that led him to ignore the flashing warnings as he systematically abandoned temporary protection visas, offshore processing, and mandatory detention.

    Starting with the Oceanic Viking, he opened the floodgates to at least 50,000 undocumented migrants on boats. The next six years of Labor ­incompetence cost the lives of at least 1200 asylum seekers and $11 billion.

    All those memories came flooding back this week in America as Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive ­orders aimed at dismantling the Trump administration’s border protection policies.

    Instead of boats from Indonesia, we have thousands of central Americans who have begun pushing ­towards the southern border in what are called “caravans”, which is a large group travelling together as an alternative to being ripped off by people smugglers.

    Most appear to be coming from Honduras, which is in dire straits after hurricanes in November decimated an economy already ravaged by the pandemic.

    Interviewed on TV, one asylum seeker in the crush said he wanted “to get to the US because they’re having a new president … He’s gonna help all of us”.

    A few days before Biden was sworn in as President, Guatemala reported 9000 Honduran migrants were en route to the US.

    Sensing the optics might not be great on inauguration day, a member of Biden’s transition team issued a warning that now “is not the time to make the journey”. Guatemalan ­security forces subsequently managed to turn around the largest caravan, under agreements signed with the Trump administration.

    But now that Biden has put the “sugar” back on the table, as the ­Indonesians used to scathingly call Labor’s open border policies in Australia, nothing is more certain than that people in search of a better life will again try to surge over the US border illegally.

    In the middle of a pandemic, ­encouraging a “superspreader” event across your southern border is a foolhardy move by a new President so paranoid about the coronavirus that he often wears two masks at a time.

    Former Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ­describes the situation as “an absolute human petri dish opportunity for the transmission of a demonstrably very transmissible virus, and now we have to worry about this new strain [of virus from Brazil].”

    Nor does Biden’s pledge to give permanent residency to 11 million ­illegal aliens, at a time when 11.5 million jobs have been lost to the economy due to the pandemic, make economic sense.

    And thanks to Biden’s climate policies, another few thousand Americans jobs disappeared on the Keystone XL Pipeline to Canada that Biden axed this week.

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    Like Rudd, Biden is determined to undo the hard-won border protections instituted by his predecessor.

    He began by axing the travel ban that Democrats and their media handmaidens insist misleadingly on calling a “M uslim” ban.

    In fact, it was a ban on travel from countries which are terrorism risks, including Libya, Somalia and North Korea.

    There will be no more work on Donald Trump’s much loved border wall, which only managed to cover 450 miles by the end of his term.

    An effective Trump-era agreement with Mexico which kept migrants from crossing the border pending asylum applications also is for the chopping block.

    Perhaps most alarmingly, Biden has issued a 100-day moratorium on immigration deportations, sparking warnings that murderers and ropists will be released into cities already reeling from a surge in violent crime.

    Former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, the architect of immigration reforms of the past four years, yesterday railed against the “most ­extreme” presidential directive in living memory.

    He told Fox News that 92 per cent of people deported in the past year are convicted criminals or have been charged with a serious crime.

    “The 180,000 illegal immigrants deported last year could not be removed this year,” he said.

    “About 13,000 criminals a month will be loosed back to American communities … The whole system is dismantled.”

    Biden appears to be afflicted by the same fecklessness and moral vanity as Rudd, and we know how that turns out for the nations they lead.

    At some point, after years of chaos and tragedy, when even the most ­ardent compassionistas will have to admit there is a limit to the number of illegal migrants the country can absorb, a brutal crackdown will occur. Severe policies which Howard-era immigration minister Philip Ruddock used to describe as “castor oil” will have to be employed again.

    That’s what Rudd 2.0 did when he seized back his job from Julia Gillard.

    To undo his own catastrophe, he imposed the ruthless Manus Island solution, designed to make Labor look tougher than the Coalition.

    But by then it was too late to save his political skin. It was left to Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison to clean up his mess.

    As sure as eggs are eggs, as Rudd might say, whoever becomes the next US President in 2024 will have the same unenviable task.

    Miranda Devine is in New York for 18 months to cover current affairs for The Daily Telegraph

  135. DrBeauGan says:

    Thanks Tom..

  136. Megan says:

    Thanks Tom! Disappointed in Broelman.

  137. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Thanks you Tom, Goodwyn very meaty

  138. calli says:

    Had to look twice at Broelman. Meh. How cutting edge and controversial!

    Rowe is derivative, which is okay. At least there are no fat, naked backsides.

    Margolis for the Americans. The others seem depressed. Can’t imagine why.

  139. calli says:

    I wondered who this Justin Smith was (“j’list who leaked the Court story).

    No I know. He’s a talking head nonentity on Seven Sunrise of the ratty variety.

    Oh, and in latest Covid news, talk of cats and dergs needing vaccination.

  140. Dot says:

    Helllloooooo…

    Let the SIMPing begin?

    It never stopped!

  141. feelthebern says:

    WHO issues advice saying pregnant women shouldn’t take a mRNA vaccine.

  142. Crossie says:

    Oh, and in latest Covid news, talk of cats and dergs needing vaccination.

    We should have known that eventually they would come for the pets.

  143. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “calli
    #3738361, posted on January 27, 2021 at 6:50 am
    I wondered who this Justin Smith was (“j’list who leaked the Court story).”

    I first came across the grub called Justin Smith on 7 April 2020, on Sky’s Chris Kenny. It was hours after the HC verdict and Kenny interviewed Smith. The conversation became quite heated about Cardinal Pell. It was very clear, from the conversation between Smith and Kenny that Smith still thought, despite the HC verdict, that Cardinal Pell was guilty and the HC got it wrong. I found Smith to be ignorant, snide and sleazy.

  144. Dot says:

    If BTC is worth nothing, how come it was being used as money before a concerted effort to destroy it (which did not work)?

    Gold>BTC>Fiat

    “BTC is worthless, fiat isn’t!”

    Nah bruh.

  145. calli says:

    Snide is a greatly underused word. Supercilious and smug complete the circle of sneer.

  146. Dot says:

    “Trump will be President, then Pence, then Ivanka, then Mel, then Don Jr, then Eric, then Tiff, then Barron, then all of their kids…”

    Remember this?

    LOL

    People still think Don Sr is still President.

  147. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Supercilious and smug complete the circle of sneer.”

    Yes…add those to describe the grub Justin Smith.

  148. miltonf says:

    I found Smith to be ignorant, snide and sleazy.

    In other words, a typical germalist. The meja’s conduct since November has been more contemptable than ever. Just like Pravda or Izvestia in the 70s.

  149. miltonf says:

    As Daniel Greenfield rightly pointed out, the US power elite is now more Brezhnev than Stalin. Decaying corruptocrats like Pelosi, Fauci, Bidet and ‘Dr’ Jill.

  150. PeterM says:

    They’re still on about Margaret Court, with the SMH citing someone on the selection committee saying Mrs Court was selected on gender equity basis – because Rod Laver had the same award years ago.

    What gets me most annoyed about the whole thing is the way that the MSN asserts that her views are unacceptable without actually saying what they are. As I understand it, her views are pretty mainstream and align with those of the 40% who voted against SSM.

  151. Dot says:

    Favourite Democrat tier list?

    1. Tulsi Gabbard, my Queen. Where do I send money?
    2. Daniel Patrick Monihayn (Q).
    3. Ronald Reagan
    4. Donald J Trump
    5. Grover Cleveland
    6. Gary Hart
    7. Phil Donahue. Nearly always wrong but he let people talk.
    8. Jerry Springer.
    9. Crystal hippie laydee. The legacy media shat all over her. I think she’s more there mentally than Biden.
    10. Robert Rubin. Much, much better than left wing loon he shared the Clinton cabinet with – Bob Reich!
    11. Dave Rubin
    12. Joe “Massive head injury” Rogan.
    13. Tim Pool. A milquetoast fence sitter with racist gorilla shirts.

    Once upon a time, they were normal and represented an actual majority.

  152. Dot says:

    Oh yeah the walkway guy comes in at 14. but he tried to blow up five Federal buildings simeltaneously. Literally worse than all of the Nazi elites combined.

  153. feelthebern says:

    The section on the CDC website regarding adverse reactions to vaccines has been offline for 36 hours.

  154. Dot says:

    Q (Daniel Patrick Monihayn) once played himself on Murder She Wrote, his alias was “Michael Hagarty”.

  155. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “What gets me most annoyed about the whole thing is the way that the MSN asserts that her views are unacceptable without actually saying what they are. As I understand it, her views are pretty mainstream and align with those of the 40% who voted against SSM.”

    Indeed…and her views closely align with the majority of people in western Sydney Labor electorates, particularly the electorates of Chris Bowen, Tony Burqa and Ed Husic. Funny that.

  156. Justin Smith also is/was 3AW’s Neil Mitchell’s producer in the weekday morning slot and used to occasionally fill in for him. Tony Jones (usually found doing sports) is the go-to fill-in now. To me, both tend to be an excuse to switch to a music station.

  157. rickw says:

    Voters getting a dose of Biden shit stained reality:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8wKullzqtw

  158. JS also seems to me to have extreme difficulty hearing alternate view on topics like Pell. Easier to cut off a caller than to cut off a host like Chris Smith!

  159. min says:

    It would appear Biden received over $150 plus million of dark money for his election compared to Trumps $28 million ‘ This is money from donors such as the soros’s of this world or CCP that is channeled through charities etc to hide original donors . At least this was covered by some MSM .

  160. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    During the last 10 minutes…
    https://mobile.twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1354163711917903872

    Senator Rand Paul @RandPaul
    The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order.
    45 Senators agreed that this sham of a “trial” is unconstitutional.
    That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process.
    This “trial” is dead on arrival in the Senate.
    6:26 AM · Jan 27, 2021

    Good effort by Senator Paul!

  161. miltonf says:

    Seriously though, it’s extraordinary that someone so tenth rate, so repulsive, with zero accomplishments and with so much baggage (personal conduct, proven liar, credit card company favours, crime bill) could be made POTUS. Just doesn’t add up.

  162. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Two masks isn’t nearly enough.

    Everyone should wear seven masks at the same time.

    Listen up everyone. This is based on the best health advice.

  163. rickw says:

    Police out of control and a very interesting take from Canadian military leak on origin of WuFlu:

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

  164. Mater says:

    Seriously though, it’s extraordinary that someone so tenth rate, so repulsive, with zero accomplishments and with so much baggage (personal conduct, proven liar, credit card company favours, crime bill) could be made POTUS.

    And he was even deferred from the draft five times, and then disqualified from service, on medical grounds.

    Biden 5D (HT: Bob)

  165. caveman says:

    Two masks , reminds me of Double Secret Probation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3LzJzQ3wj4

  166. miltonf says:

    Bidet makes NSW labor look principled (well almost).

  167. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘so tenth rate’

    Look, I know self-awareness probably isn’t one of Hiden’s strong points but he must realise on some level that a) he’s a doddering figurehead kept upright by a carefully-balanced mix of propofol and meth, and b) he not actually running the country.

  168. Knuckle Dragger says:

    *he’s*

    Where are my smokes?

  169. miltonf says:

    I think the old turd’s brain is just set to self entitlement. It’s all that matters.

  170. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Today in 1606:

    The trial of Guy Fawkes begins in Pomland for the Gunpowder Plot.

    Mr Fawkes and his clique stooked eleventy barrels of gunpowder under Parliament, planning to blow it up because reasons. Naturally, as is always the case, at the first hint of the plan going off the rails all the participants (being amateurs) fell over themselves giving up everyone involved.

    Well done Mr Fawkes though. He stood, fought and then fell.

    Through the gallows’ trapdoor.

  171. miltonf says:

    The mistreatment of the soldiers is Marie Antionette material. Foul, spiteful, spoilt, evil, decaying corruptocrats.

  172. miltonf says:

    Are they going to resurrect Clinton for some key role?

  173. Knuckle Dragger says:

    An OTD for Bird:

    ‘1996 – Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.’

  174. Johno says:

    BOM have excelled themselves today. Rain map says we had a minimum of 10mm last night my rain gauge says 2mm. Radar says clear skies but it is completely overcast with light rain falling. $380 million per year.

  175. Knuckle Dragger says:

    And one for Old Yeller:

    ‘1916 – World War I: The British government passed a legislation that introduced conscription in the United Kingdom.’

  176. Knuckle Dragger says:

    It’s the other way up here Johno.

    BOM says 61 mm, mostly overnight which is complete horseshit because my gauges say over the ton, as does one of my neighbours’.

    That said, it is entirely possible in this part of the world to have a dry driveway out the front and half your backyard underwater at the same time.

  177. 1735099 says:

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

  178. Dot says:

    ???

    Ah yes, Trump, who recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, is a Nayzee.

    Shut up.

    Did you read ss. 81-83 last night?

  179. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.’

    Sooooo mainstream.

  180. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Mrs Court was selected on gender equity basis

    equity = communism with lipstick = fascism

  181. min says:

    Interesting what that young Canadian reporter had to say about intimidation by RCMP because he printed leaked information that embarrassed Trudeau . What I find more telling is the story that coincides with one of the claims made by CCP which was about the origins of Covid when they said American soldiers were responsible for spreading the virus .
    The leaked document from a whistleblower in Canadian forces , not under security laws , said that after a military games in China In October 2019 that included NATO forces , Canadians returned with severe pneumonia like symptoms and extremely ill . The plane they travelled in was fumigated . These soldiers were not tested for Covid at anytime after to make the connection and story hidden by Trudeau as palsy with China’

  182. Old Lefty says:

    Meanwhile the ABC, on behalf of the usual suspects at LaTrobe and elsewhere, wants to turn schools into kinky knocking shops:

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-27/sex-education-lgbt-sexuality-young-high-school-pleasure-respect/12960062

    Cue for the Hunchback to make it compulsory and declare chastity a notifiable disease?

  183. Rex Anger says:

    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    Man in question was an Antifa stooge.

    Tells you everything you need to know about Bobby boy…

    #OrangeMingBad

  184. Tom says:

    From TE’s 3am post:

    Miranda Devine: US President Joe Biden is in for a Rudd awakening

    He’s (Rudd) not a stupid man, so it must simply have been moral vanity that led him to ignore the flashing warnings as he systematically abandoned temporary protection visas, offshore processing, and mandatory detention.

    Dangerous ideology turns arseholes into monsters, but unlike Rudd, Biden doesn’t have a moral vanity problem: he’s simply the trojan horse for a cabal of ruthless Marxists in the White House (most of them children of the rich, whose bidding they’re now doing), who won’t stop until they’ve remade America as a Venezuelan shithole using the same old communist ideology, which has no other destination.

    There’s no democratic brake on the open borders madness and all the other shit they’e rushing to foist on the USA because voters didn’t vote for it. Biden’s “victory” was achieved by state Democratic Party machine people delivering blank ballots to counting centres after the close of voting on November 3.

    Democrats (party members, not the generic lovers of ballot box justice) believe normies are too stupid to be allowed to vote, so they have cut voters out of the loop for their own good – just like the Chinese Communist Party did in 1949.

    The USA is now a one-party state — just like communist China.

  185. Some History says:

    Tom
    #3738441, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:50 am
    he’s [Biden] simply the trojan horse for a cabal of ruthless Marxists in the White House

    he’s simply the trojan horse donkey for a cabal of ruthless Marxists in the White House…

    FIFY 🙂

  186. 1735099 says:

    Man in question was an Antifa stooge.

    Bullshit.
    His name is Robert Keith Packer, and he was, until his FB posts were removed, a follower of “Pro America”, a group of Trump supporters who wanted him to break from the Republicans.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.

    More likely an Antifa activist in an attempt to smear the real Trump supporters.
    But seeing that we’re talking about anti-semitism…

    Biden Puts Anti-Israel BDS Activist in Charge of NSC Intel (26 Jan)

    “Why Is Georgetown Providing a Platform for This Dangerous Group?” an op-ed in the Washington Post had asked.

    The group was the Palestine Solidarity Movement, a BDS anti-Israel hate group whose conferences had a history of antisemitism, supporting Ha mas and the murder of Je ws.

    Maher Bitar, one of the executive board members of Students for Justice in Palestine, was one of the principal organizers of the 2006 conference which was being hosted by Georgetown University’s SJP hate group. A photo appears to show him dancing in a kef fiyah in front of a banner reading, “Divest from Israel Apartheid”.

    Despite protests from Je wish groups, the Georgetown BDS conference went ahead

    Now, Biden has picked Maher Bitar as the Senior Director for Intelligence on the NSC.

    Biden does seem to be quite chummy with creatures like this one.

  188. miltonf says:

    Democrats (party members, not the generic lovers of ballot box justice) believe normies are too stupid to be allowed to vote, so they have cut voters out of the loop for their own good

    because they did a BA in political ‘science’ magna cum laude. FMD higher ejuchashun is an abomination.

  189. Mater says:

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    Yeah, but that was just the work of “rank amateurs”…apparently.

    1735099
    #3491858, posted on June 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    The Communists and the Nazis were rank amateurs compared to european colonists when it came to genocide.

  190. feelthebern says:

    Hard coking coal US150/t

  191. mh says:

    The leftist mainstream media is trying its best to ignore the murder of a 3-year-old adopted white girl allegedly at the hands of her black far-left mother.

    Last Tuesday, “Worst Cooks in America” Season 20 winner Ariel Robinson, 29, and her husband Jerry, 34, were arrested in South Carolina on homicide charges for allegedly beating their adopted daughter Victoria Smith to death…

    https://www.infowars.com/posts/media-silent-after-black-leftist-who-criticized-white-privilege-charged-in-fatal-beating-of-white-adopted-3-year-old/

  192. Farmer Gez says:

    There’s no democratic brake on the open borders madness and all the other shit they’e rushing to foist on the USA because voters didn’t vote for it.

    Not voted for Tom but certainly paid for by big donors like Amazon.

    An illegal migrant is a potential strike breaking employee for the wealthy few. Trump was creating competition in the labour market by stopping the endless flow of low wage workers.
    Trump was the proletariat, Biden’s the bourgeois.
    Ain’t it a hoot that lefty twerps can’t see the betrayal of the very mantra they chant.
    So very very stupid.

  193. mh says:

    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    One man in a t shirt tells you everything you need to know about the President and his supporters.

    Spectacular analysis from Bob.

  194. miltonf says:

    Ain’t it a hoot that lefty twerps can’t see the betrayal of the very mantra they chant.
    So very very stupid.

    very true- shows they don’t really care about the working classes at all. Just filled with hate and a desire to wreck.

  195. lotocoti says:

    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter … Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    Collective guilt is now a Good Thing.

  196. miltonf says:

    Reminds me of a comment by John Betjeman when he was walking through a vandalized railway carriage- ‘they hate anything that’s well made. It gives them a guilty conscience’.

  197. mh says:

    Senator Rand Paul
    @RandPaul
    ·
    1h
    The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order.
    45 Senators agreed that this sham of a “trial” is unconstitutional.
    That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process.
    This “trial” is dead on arrival in the Senate.

    Great work, Rand.

    You don’t need to play dress ups and post frog memes to be a patriot.

  198. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From rickw at 7:48 am:

    “Police out of control and a very interesting take from Canadian … [photo of Fidel and Margaret’s boy Pretty Trudeau]

    Love it! – the most sane and able leader in North America is Mexico’s López Obrador!

  199. dover_beach says:

    Watch how the Dems suddenly remember the importance of signature matching as Gov Newsom is presented with a recall petition in California.

  200. mh says:

    Mr Fawkes and his clique stooked eleventy barrels of gunpowder under Parliament, planning to blow it up because reasons. Naturally, as is always the case, at the first hint of the plan going off the rails all the participants (being amateurs) fell over themselves giving up everyone involved.

    I think I might give someone up too after being tortured on the rack for two days.

  201. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Ain’t it a hoot that lefty twerps can’t see the betrayal of the very mantra they chant.
    So very very stupid.’

    Hiden supporters, standing in the ruins their own retarded militant box muncher wing created:

    ‘Waaaaah! It wasn’t supposed to be like this!’

  202. dover_beach says:

    TX has successfully halted Biden’s illegal deportation freeze. Lawfare baby.

  203. Mark A says:

    ‘Waaaaah! It wasn’t supposed to be like this!’

    How many times in history did this happen?
    Serves them right, trouble is those of us who opposed it cop the results as well.

  204. miltonf says:

    So Texas seems to have a real Republican government.

  205. lotocoti says:

    ‘Waaaaah! It wasn’t supposed to be like this!’

    He said he was going to do X.
    Bu bu but I thought he didn’t really mean it.

  206. Roger says:

    Reminds me of a comment by John Betjeman when he was walking through a vandalized railway carriage- ‘they hate anything that’s well made. It gives them a guilty conscience’.

    Thanks for that quote, milton.

  207. Farmer Gez says:

    What’s most excellent is Commie Bob siding with the elite of the bourgeois in the US.
    He likes Septics with Kapital.

  208. Roger says:

    An illegal migrant is a potential strike breaking employee for the wealthy few.

    That’s what Cesar Chavez said.

    Joe has a bust of him in the Oval office.

  209. Roger says:

    The USA is now a one-party state — just like communist China.

    The problem for the Party is that Americans are not as pliant as Chinese.

  210. Mother Lode says:

    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter … Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    Trump’s Jooish family might be held a better gauge on his attitudes than a stray person at a rally.

    I wonder what Trump would say if he met this guy.

    No, not really. I have no doubt.

    But then I have not pegged my own sense of achievement to something achieved far out of my control by fraud rather than merit, and then have the persistent niggling misgiving that at some point merit will be called for and all that will be there is CNN j’ismists.

  211. twostix says:

    Great work, Rand.

    You don’t need to play dress ups and post frog memes to be a patriot.

    Rand Paul rode to office on the back of the tea party movement, literally people dressing up and the precursor to the MAGA movement.

  212. miltonf says:

    No problem Roger- it was from his doco ‘branch line railway’ c1964

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    A more realistic appraisal would be to align the worst of the antifa thugs (rabidly violent) with the Democrats who so loudly supported them, refused to control their rioting and looting and take overs of government buildings, and indeed, who had Biden claiming they were simply an ‘idea’, nothing to see there.

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    In any new US election I think conservatives should become more organised to prevent an obvious steal, such as the drop offs of suspect ballot papers. Watch Groups monitoring every counting station for the Mercedes pulling up in the early hours with boxes of ballots; that at least would be a start.

  215. twostix says:

    Biden put someone who was on the board of directors at Raytheon in as sec of defense.

    🤣

    Imagine being a bugman. Look at what they make you give.

  216. Rex Anger says:

    Bullshit.
    His name is Robert Keith Packer, and he was, until his FB posts were removed, a follower of “Pro America”, a group of Trump supporters who wanted him to break from the Republicans.

    And?

    C’mon Bobby boy, you’re the one swiping with the broad brush.

    Explain to me how one stooge (with probably a superbly curated FB account to fool mooks like you) is indicative of the whole movement?

    After all, I am very sure I could find a pack of Marx-compliant Communists who looked upon your Collaboration with the running dog imperialist capitalist coloniser with contempt, and your subsequent tanty-chucking and gyrations with horror…

    “He is not of the Revolution, Comrade.”

    You’re damaging the Brand, Bobby boy…

  217. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    marxist equity in action

    Mr Biden’s US$7000 (AU$9000) Rolex first stole attention at his inauguration in Washington DC last week.

  218. Roger says:

    No problem Roger- it was from his doco ‘branch line railway’ c1964

    Ah…lamenting the Beeching cuts.

    I’ll have to search out a copy.

    🚂

  219. miltonf says:

    yes. it’s on youtube

  220. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.”

    Today is indeed International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    When in London, Anthony Albanese and other Labor luminaries like to catch up for tea with a notorious anti-Semite by the name of Jeremy Corbyn

    The left-wing of the Labor Party and the Greens support an anti-Semitic movement called the BDS.

    Whenever there’s an anti-Israel rally, attended by left-wing Labor and Green politicians….vile anti-Semitic and Holocaust denying banners are waved….such as “Hitler didn’t finish the job” etc. I think that “tells you everything everything you need to know about the left and their movement”.

    I also note that the sanctimonious racist never has never said anything about the fashionable progressive left-wing anti-Semitism running amok among the left and their supporters. Doesn’t suit the narrative. This same racist trivialised the Shoah by comparing the Irish famine to it and linking to a website that supports the BDS.

    As for Donald Trump and his movement…..Donald Trump’s daughter is an Orthodox Joooo, he has Jooooish grandchildren and numerous other Jooooish relatives. He was the best friend Israel has ever had……one hundred times better than his predecessor Barack Obama who constantly isolated the sole Jooooish state on the planet. Donald Trump had the guts to move the US embassy to Jerusalem – the eternal capital of Israel and the Jooooish people. That indeed “tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement”. Kol hakavod Donald Trump.

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