Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. stackja says:

    Ninety years old friend asked origin of “lost marbles”. Seems “child who lost game of keeps” and claimed “cheat”.

  2. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘How is stating someone else’s beliefs offensive?’

    Wriggle, wriggle. Then throw it wide. ‘Aren’t we all?’

    You’re the worst kind of nuffie. A pretend one, using it as a shield. You’re crazy all right – the same kind of craziness that afflicts furniture warehouse owners who buy too much stock and have to sell at INSANE prices.

    NFA had more credibility than you, because – absolute manic crackpot that he is – he actually believed, and probably still believes his shtick. You use it as a fence to keep the other dogs away.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    They’ve just had on Katie Hopkins, who’s not only a great reporter and writer, but an absolute Pommy hoot. She reckons Dickhead Dan Andrews would be creaming his jeans about the lockdown forced on Britain

    Which leads me to yesterday’s ruminations under the apple tree. I don’t know the legislatives or legal processes that underpin these Executive Orders in the US. But the horrors o’er came me, when I imagined such powers in the hands of someone like the Hunchback. His fiddling at the edges to by-pass the Parliament does enough irreparable damage.

  4. Kim Mihaly says:

    Anybody here use a still to produce clear spirits? I did my first distill just after Christmas and everything was within “norms” ie volume & strength, but tastes like rocket fuel, even after adding flavouring. Yes I got rid of the 1st 100ml and yes i diluted to just under 40%. Any idea what I did wrong & how to fix?

  5. stackja says:

    Top of page!

  6. MatrixTransform says:

    struth,
    this has been one of the mildest summers I can remember

    35° they say for today and they keep revising it down
    I looked at the map and I’m not convinced yet
    we shall see

    The weather is glorious right now

    The missus has me booked for Nick Scali and Ikea today.
    after that I’ll wander down the beach park in the Woolies carpark and go for a frolic in the water

  7. stackja says:

    No! Slow refresh!

  8. incoherent rambler says:

    Do the Yanks have any good smoking recipes for the kids?

    Don’t do it!

    They’re soggy and hard to light.

  9. MatrixTransform says:

    Any idea what I did wrong & how to fix?

    reflux or pot?
    don’t use turbo sugar or turbo yeasts

  10. Dot says:

    Redistill and add honey for flavour.

    There may be azetropes formed, perhaps bigger and more complex gear is required.

  11. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Wriggle, wriggle. Then throw it wide. ‘Aren’t we all?’

    So you aren’t offended then?
    My statements of beliefs didn’t offend you?
    None of the statement I made could be characterized as mental illness?
    Excellent.

    😂

  12. 1735099 says:

    It’s always the Biden-Harris.

    Given that both names were on the ticket from the start, it’s likely that the seven million more who voted for them were aware of that.
    Unlike many of the low information Trump voters, many of whom had no idea who the VP was, until he didn’t do the bidding of the mob, and now want to hang him.

  13. Kim Mihaly says:

    Pot, dextrose & turbo yeast. What should I use instead ?

  14. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Struth
    #3735143, posted on January 24, 2021 at 10:20 am
    My thoughts go out to the Victorians today, having to endure a horrid heat wave…………..
    How many days has it been now, and what has the maximum temps been?

    Over the past week it has swung wildly from 34 to 35 and back to 34C. What to wear is a major issue, as is readjusting the thermostat on the AC. My best indicator of ‘horrid heat’ is to get out the stop watch and count the pants per minute from the about-to-die-dog.

  15. thefrollickingmole says:

    but tastes like rocket fuel, even after adding flavouring.

    Filtering?

  16. Boambee John says:

    1735099
    #3735174, posted on January 24, 2021 at 10:34 am
    It’s always the Biden-Harris.

    Given that both names were on the ticket from the start, it’s likely that the seven million more who voted for them were aware of that.

    Ostrich still telling the Big Lie.

  17. Struth says:

    So it’s the typical stunt….call out a heatwave of diabolical climate change disaster that never eventuates, but the propaganda has done it’s job,………and that’s all that matters.

  18. Diogenes says:

    Yep filtered. Took 4 days for first litre to go through then the next 3-4 litres went through in one night

  19. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘My statements of beliefs didn’t offend you?’

    You don’t have any*. You just make statements on the beliefs of others, then hide behind your pretend nuffy fence.

    *Denim shorts. Baldness. Ha ha ha. Ja.

  20. stackja says:

    The angry private is posting this Sunday morning? Scrolling, scrolling….

  21. Diogenes says:

    Will try the redistill and filter. Setting up now

  22. Leigh Lowe says:

    You’re the worst kind of nuffie. A pretend one, using it as a shield. You’re crazy all right – the same kind of craziness that afflicts furniture warehouse owners

    Yes.
    The types who are telling you they are “crazy” but will be sure to tell you that it gives them “special insights”.
    A bit like someone who self-identifies as “eccentric” with a “quirky sense of humour”.
    True eccentrics think they are just like everybody else with a couple of unusual interests or hobbies.

  23. lotocoti says:

    There’s cold, then there’s Yakutsk cold.

  24. Struth says:

    Given that both names were on the ticket from the start, it’s likely that the seven million more who voted for them were aware of that.
    Unlike many of the low information Trump voters, many of whom had no idea who the VP was, until he didn’t do the bidding of the mob, and now want to hang him.

    Trump’s winning…….counting gets stopped in key states. People sent home. Bags and boxes brought in in the wee hours and wham bam, a geriatric swamp monster who didn’t even campaign is in the lead.
    Nothing to see here folks!

    Trump voters knew exactly who the VP was, but unlike the left, we don’t want to punish people based on who they are, but prefer to wait until they do something wrong.
    Just one of the many differences between old commos like you, and good, sane people.

  25. Cactus says:

    Matrix, Im cooking Brisket on Monday on the unofficial 3rd day of the 4 day Long weekend.

    Cleaning the BBQ out today so I can start at 7am for a 7pm dinner.

    I have bought a 3kg flat portion of the brisket. Will just season with dalmation rub ( salt and pepper) plan to cook at 225F with hickory smoke for 10hrs with a 2 hr rest.

    Havent decided if Im going to make pit beans too. I put a tray under a low slow cook with kidney and black beans, tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, diced onion, garlic, green capsicum, cumin, paprika, chili powder. The fat slowly renders off the meat and enlovens the beans.

    Cant go back to a gas BBQ. Its just not in the same ballpark of flavor.

  26. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    You guys seem to be going at me rather than arguing over the relative mental illness of the four examples I posted.
    What could that possibly mean?
    Think about it while I’m at work.
    😂

  27. Dot says:

    I am suggesting you cop a refining loss Diogenes.

    I made hooch from white sugar once and my god it was awful.

    Fix:

    Cut to 40%
    Mix with honey to make a honey liquer
    Serve on ice with lemonade and a dash of brown muscat.

    Below common, below muck, but actually delicious. Very drunk but only a moderate hangover, not really a headache, just felt seedy.

    Anyway, back to my van down by the river.

  28. Dot says:

    Cant go back to a gas BBQ. Its just not in the same ballpark of flavor.

    That ain’t right boy.

    Taste the meat, not the heat.

  29. Entropy says:

    Get the language from MoveOn here (an email from Robert Reich):

    Dear fellow MoveOn member,

    Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are enemies of democracy, and they must not remain in Congress. Democracy cannot abide lawless lawmakers.

    I’ve been in or around politics for over a half-century now. The current Republican Party is the most treacherous, corrupt, and cult-like institution that I have ever encountered.

    The Biden presidency marks a new beginning, but we dare not minimize, forget, or dismiss the calamity of the last several weeks. Unity does not mean letting the instigators of an attempted government coup off the hook.

    That’s why I’m writing to you today.

    MoveOn is leading a huge, all-hands-on-deck campaign to demand that Donald Trump be convicted in his Senate impeachment trial and banned from seeking federal office again, and that the traitors in Congress be immediately removed from office. I’ve seen MoveOn’s plans, and I am impressed and inspired, which is why I have a personal request:

    The next bit is after a $3 donation and more details than I am prepared to give them. Then:

    Right before the storming of the Capitol on January 6, Representative Lauren Boebert tweeted, “Today is 1776.”1

    At the rally that preceded the riot, Representative Mo Brooks said, “Today is the day that American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”2

    We must expel Boebert, Brooks, and other seditionists in Congress who incited or helped organize the events leading up to the attack on the Capitol.

    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is clear. Those who engage in rebellion or insurrection against the U.S. government are disqualified from serving in Congress.

    They must be made unpersons, cancelled, or else. It is astonishing the lack of awareness of history and literature by anyone who could write stuff this way.

  30. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Perhaps Mr Rudd could travel to Yakutsk and explain to the povos there how important climate change, and specifically global warming is.

  31. notafan says:

    Get up with a name change?

  32. Struth says:

    Quoting the constitution…….the ultimate hypocrisy.

  33. Dot says:

    I’ve been in or around politics for over a half-century now. The current Republican Party is the most treacherous, corrupt, and cult-like institution that I have ever encountered.

    LOL

    It can’t even put up a united front.

  34. Roger says:

    Trump’s winning…….counting gets stopped in key states. People sent home. Bags and boxes brought in in the wee hours and wham bam, a geriatric swamp monster who didn’t even campaign is in the lead.

    And he wins with the highest popular vote ever recorded, c. 16 million more than Obama managed in 2012 or Hillary in 2016!

  35. 1735099 says:

    Ostrich still telling the big lie.

    As Freddie Truman noted when the batsman he’d just dismissed disputed the decision –
    “Fook off and read paper tomorrow”.

  36. Struth says:

    Yes it is a laugh dot, but the language is very dangerous.

  37. MatrixTransform says:

    Pot – Weetbix, All bran, whisky or champagne yeast.
    triple distill ( prolly still taste like crap )
    Better to make yr own wort

    Reflux: Tomato Paste, Raw Sugar, Lowans baker’s yeast
    distill as slow as you can go and be ruthless on the heads and tails
    very clear, very vodka-ish
    from a bloke from Tassie(?) called Doc

    I took this and gave it vodka drinkers
    in a blind against Belvedere and Grey goose, this brew came 1st

    forget flavours … make gin with real botanicals

  38. Dot says:

    Using mesquite over clean burning propane is no joke, let me tell you what.

  39. Roger says:

    Get the language from MoveOn here (an email from Robert Reich):

    Robert Reich….a long time favourite of the ABC for commentary on American affairs, most recently interviewed by Laura Tingle two days ago.

  40. notafan says:

    Someone I know had big heart attack yesterday luckily in location where there was a defibrillator on hand.

    Seems like they are self explanatory once opened.

    Feel like I should refresh my ancient first aid knowledge.

  41. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    What was Bozo’s attitude to mail-in voting only a month or so ago? Asking for back issues of the Washington Post.

    E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly seeking to postpone a unionization vote at a warehouse in Alabama and is fighting back against federal labor authorities’ decision to allow mail-in voting. Amazon claims it has created a “safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote on-site, which is in the best interest of all parties—associate convenience, vote fidelity and timeliness of vote count.”

  42. Frank says:

    A bit like someone who self-identifies as “eccentric” with a “quirky sense of humour”.

    The sort of people that can’t work out if quirky is a compliment or not.

  43. thefrollickingmole says:

    Robet “Turd” Reich has been scribbling for the gruinaid for years.

    https://www.theguardian.com/profile/robert-reich

  44. thefrollickingmole says:

    As Freddie Truman noted when the batsman he’d just dismissed disputed the decision –
    “Fook off and read paper tomorrow”.

    As Freddie Truman noted when the batsman came back from tea break to find his stumps on the ground and Truman shouting “Howzat”.

    Oh and the score board taking 50 runs off his tally and awarding it to Trumans side while hes watching.

    Then he appeals to the umpire who pretends he cant hear him.

  45. lotocoti says:

    Quirky is one of those irregular verbs.
    I am quirky.
    You are eccentric.
    He should be subject to section 23 of the Mental Health Act.
    H/T Yes Minister.

  46. Knuckle Dragger says:

    “Fook off and read paper tomorrow”.

    That was when the newspaper contained news instead of activist opinion.

  47. calli says:

    In this floodplain of closely packed houses, heat pools on islands of black bitumen and collects on sun-baked concrete.

    And in the next breath, they extoll the Wonders of Immigration.

    Can’t have it both ways, kiddies.

  48. thefrollickingmole says:

    notafan

    Extremely easy to use.

    Open, put the pads on where it shows on the pics and press a button when it says to do so.

    Just dont touch while they are arcing up.

    Also they wont shock if there is a viable heart rhythm, so you are extraordinarily likely to make anyone’s condition worse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfiWikreG4k

  49. Some History says:

    Look familiar? It’s straight out of the Tobacco Control crap book.


    Politics For All
    @PoliticsForAlI

    The new adverts warning people to stay home

    https://twitter.com/PoliticsForAlI/status/1352678686294761473

  50. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Also they wont shock if there is a viable heart rhythm’

    Thus ruining most of the practical joke applications of this device.

  51. Frank says:

    Also they wont shock if there is a viable heart rhythm

    Testicles unlikely to exhibit symptoms of a pulse.

  52. Some History says:

    From Jo Nova

    Capitol Hill Police Officer Sicknick, who died, was fine on the night of the Capitol Hill riot

    https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/capitol-hill-police-officer-sicknick-who-died-was-fine-on-the-night-of-the-capitol-hill-riot/

  53. Delta A says:

    So it’s the typical stunt….call out a heatwave of diabolical climate change disaster that never eventuates, but the propaganda has done it’s job,

    Exactly!

    Three days in high 30’s and two in 40’s predicted for this week. In reality, two mid 30’s and possible 40 today. This has been happening all summer, (as someone noted, the coolest summer in ages): frighten the masses with extreme predictions which rarely eventuate.

    Struth is right: it is propaganda and it is effective.

  54. Roger says:

    Can’t have it both ways, kiddies.

    Oh yes they can!

    The latest “thing” (from the Biden WH, no less) is that climate change is a result of systemic racism.

    At the same time they’re opening the borders.

    Go figure!

    White folks to blame, naturally, and will have to cough up for it.

  55. notafan says:

    Thanks moley.

    Looks like they are worth their weight in gold.

  56. C.L. says:

    Pope Francis recognises heroic virtues of pioneering French geneticist Jerome Lejeune.

    It seems the Venerable Jerome is being defeated by another well-known European medical researcher – Joseph Mengele…

    Births of babies with Down syndrome in Europe fall sharply amid increased prenatal testing.

    The drop-off figures cited are astonishing and notably shocking in Italy and Spain.

    The more rare Down syndrome children become in society, the more pressure on people to get rid of them.

  57. notafan says:

    So simple a woman can use it.

  58. notafan says:

    We have one in our family.

  59. notafan says:

    And you can refuse the test, I did.

  60. C.L. says:

    A Venerable?
    🙂

  61. Some History says:

    Blockbuster Coronavirus Study on HCQ from August Was Only Published in Prestigious AJM Journal… in JANUARY

    https://beckernews.com/blockbuster-coronavirus-study-on-hcq-from-august-was-only-published-in-prestigious-medical-journal-in-january-36187/

  62. calli says:

    My Christian daughter did too Nota. Much to her doctor’s consternation. It gave her a great opportunity to tell him exactly why.

    In pre-Cambrian times when I was having babies, no one had any “test”. What you got was what you got. 🙂

  63. Leigh Lowe says:

    1735099

    #3735204, posted on January 24, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Ostrich still telling the big lie.

    As Freddie Truman noted when the batsman …

    The spelling of the English fast bowler’s name is “Trueman”.
    As in “man of truth”.
    Which means nothing to you.

  64. Dot says:

    Ummm…………

    Christian OnlyFans model who rakes in $200,000 a month insists that religion does not ‘interfere’ with stripping off for money – and says her equally devout parents are ‘so proud’

    Lindsay Capuano, 22, from Connecticut, has opened up about why she does not believe that God will judge her for taking her kit off
    The model, who ‘prays every night’ and regularly attends church with her family, says religion does not interfere with her career
    Lindsay shares racy lingerie pictures on Instagram, but insists that her religion does not interfere with her career
    She quickly started raking in more than $200,000 a month after signing up for an online subscription service OnlyFans

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9162581/Christian-OnlyFans-model-says-religion-does-not-stop-stripping-off.html

  65. Dot says:

    I wish Jesus proscribed butt implants. They look ridiculous!

  66. Leigh Lowe says:

    The drop-off figures cited are astonishing and notably shocking in Italy and Spain.

    When we were in Spain about six years ago, it was noticeable how many Down’s kids there were, compared with what we see here.

    The more rare Down syndrome children become in society, the more pressure on people to get rid of them.

    No. We need a few tokens to fawn over. Just not in my back yard (literally).
    Remember when Michelle Payne won the Melbourne Cup and her Down’s syndrome brother was the strapper?
    All the brekkie show hosting ladeees were falling over each other with “inspiring” and “heart-warming”.
    But I can guarantee every single one of them would have the three month test, bin the baby if it had Down’s and then sell the story of their “heartbreak” to New Idea.

  67. notafan says:

    Mine was over twenty years ago Calli, my doctor was a little embarrassed when I asked why would I want to do that?

    CL no, no official venerables (that i know of) but undoubtedly several saints (and two little children with genetic disorders).

    Much loved all of them

  68. Boambee John says:

    1735099
    #3735204, posted on January 24, 2021 at 10:54 am
    Ostrich still telling the big lie.

    As Freddie Truman noted when the batsman he’d just dismissed disputed the decision –
    “Fook off and read paper tomorrow”.

    Low energy, lame, sad.

    PS, Don’t read the paper, too many Big Lies in it. Is that where you get your Big Lies from?

  69. thefrollickingmole says:

    This ones for dot

    Ass implants are just crap, and “twerking” is the least sexy thing in the universe.

  70. Roger says:

    And you can refuse the test, I did.

    I know a couple whose test was positive.

    They went ahead with the pregnancy on Christian principle.

    The child was born perfectly normal.

  71. notafan says:

    One of my stand out memories in France was a five year old altar server in the cathedral in Valence.

    He did his job perfectly, and was already receiving Holy Communion.

    Downs Sydrome and perfect.

  72. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3735235, posted on January 24, 2021 at 11:23 am

    ‘Also they wont shock if there is a viable heart rhythm’

    Thus ruining most of the practical joke applications of this device.

    Not entirely.
    While someone is gasping for breath, you tell them the defib is “sustainable” – only runs on wind and solar.
    h/t Gary Larson and the wind-powered electric chair.

    “Ooooh, here comes a gust. Nup. Died away. Ahhh, look, those trees are rustlin’ over yonder … “

  73. 1735099 says:

    Feel like I should refresh my ancient first aid knowledge.

    Good idea.
    Especially if you’re a bit senior and spend time with others of similar age.
    St John’s run basic courses for about $30.
    The defibrillators are pretty foolproof, but most basic first aid courses provide a guide.

  74. Some History says:

    More bits of information

    Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/us/capitol-police-shooting-ashli-babbitt.html

    From the article above, man with long yellow scarf that handed fluffy hat – crazy – man a helmet has turned himself in:

    https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/01/22/texas-christopher-grider-surrenders-fbi-video-rioting-us-capitol/

    Fluffy hat man is still at large.

  75. calli says:

    Yes, Roger. It happens.

    My eldest is just about to turn 40. 🎉

  76. Struth says:

    Facebook has 44,942 full-time employees.
    Gab has 6.
    Facebook made 70 billion dollars in 2019 by selling your data.
    Gab is funded by people like you.

    Please keep these things in mind as we work to scale Gab to the nearly 30 million people visiting, joining, and using the site this month.

  77. Leigh Lowe says:

    Gary Larson did quite a few execution cartoons.
    Another favourite.
    Guy wired up in the electric chair.
    Big switch on the wall.
    One executioner saying to the other, “The contacts are probably a bit dirty. Just jiggle it up and down a few times.”

  78. Leigh Lowe says:

    “Fook off and read paper tomorrow”.

    From the bin chickin.
    Who believes the Mudrock press is full of conspiratorial lies.

  79. dover_beach says:

    Andy Ngô
    @MrAndyNgo
    ·
    50m
    People who destroy property during protests will be arrested and prosecuted under a new policy, announced the Seattle police chief. #antifa #SeattleRiots

    Protection of property by police during protests is now a new policy in Seattle following defeat of Trump.

  80. Mater says:

    From the bin chickin.
    Who believes the Mudrock press is full of conspiratorial lies.

    Not sure he does.
    Those who write up his talking points clearly do though.

  81. Dr Faustus says:

    The defibrillators are pretty foolproof, but most basic first aid courses provide a guide.

    They are once you have been run through how to use them.
    But I’d hate to be relying on someone opening the case for the first time and following the robovoice instructions in a panic situation.

  82. lotocoti says:

    Old and busted: vote by mail.
    The new hotness: vote in person.

    Amazon and Jeff Bezos do not want their workers voting by mail-in-ballots on unionization. An Amazon spokesperson tells CNN the company is seeking a “valid, fair and successful election” and in-person would ensure that.

  83. Mater says:

    Bob’s just an empty vessel which amplifies and reverberates whatever has been dropped into it.

  84. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘But I’d hate to be relying on someone opening the case for the first time and following the robovoice instructions in a panic situation.’

    I’d most likely get the Lloyd Christmas version, performing CPR in Dumb and Dumber.

  85. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Protection of property by police during protests is now a new policy in Seattle following defeat of Trump.’

    Defunding the jacks seems to have been memory-holed as well.

    RIP George Floyd. You’ve served your purpose.

  86. notafan says:

    Dr F

    But still a mile better off than home alone. Otherwise someone who was alive yesterday would be in morgue today.

  87. Johno says:

    Joe Hildebrand has a piece in News. com where he says we can defeat China if we vaccinate the Pacific Islanders. ’cause then they will love us and not the Panda.
    Our own government has also been doing its part, even if it has gone largely unnoticed. On Budget night $304 million was committed to support East Timor and PNG and in October $500 million was committed to vaccinate the Pacific against COVID-19. In November $485 million was committed to support Southeast Asia..

  88. Forester says:

    In the WaPo

    Amazon presses for in-person voting for unionization election in the midst of a pandemic”

    But Murdoch must be shut down…

  89. Steve trickler says:

    Disgusting.

    Cops and Lawyers Out of Court

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsXwMPyCZWk&t

  90. Crossie:

    Winston, I use Bing whenever possible. I know it’s owned by Microsoft which is just as bad but I just don’t want to give Google my infinitessimal percentage.

    My FB News page started censoring and ‘fact checking’ my posts. I’ve moved to mewe – OMG what a twee name!
    Been using Duck Duck Go for a couple of years. Good search results.
    Stopped using Windows mail due to censoring, now use Thunderbird.

  91. SIMON NICHOLAS MORGAN says:

    Some comment about Trump giving Schumer an erection would be worthwhile!

  92. zyconoclast says:

    Shot Video in link. Transcript below.

    Young Man Turns His Father In To FBI For Participating In The Capitol Insurrection

    Chris Cuomo had a real patriot on his show on Friday night – the son of one of the violent insurrectionists. And even more moving was that this young man, Jackson Reffitt, turned his dad in after he threatened the lives of the family IF they turned him in! Cuomo started off by quoting the FBI documents, which stated that the guy (Reffitt) told his own son and daughter: “If you turn me in you’re a traitor. You know what happens to traitors. Traitors get shot.”

    Well, his 18-year old son, fearing for his safety and the safety of others, decided to turn his father in to the FBI. Here is how he explained that decision:

    REFFITT: I don’t really know how to explain it. It was just, it just felt like the right thing regardless of my emotions and how I felt and how much I loved my family and my dad. I was worried. I didn’t think he would actually do anything bad. But him saying anything even remotely threatening to me and my sister and my family and government officials, it was just too much.
    CUOMO: Now this wasn’t just one conversation. Help people understand the context. Like for how long have you been watching your father change? What seemed to be the influence on him? What seemed to be that change?

    REFFITT: I wish I could tell you exactly what but it’s been definitely over the past four years that it has grown and just snow balled into what my dad has become now. He’s still my father but he’s changed a lot.

    CUOMO: How so?

    REFFITT: He’s been more active on his, on the internet and obviously the militia and the far right extremists he’s been involved with recently. He’s been a lot more, I don’t want to say aggressive but more, more scared.

    CUOMO: Would he talk to you about it?

    REFFITT: No. I actually never even knew he was going to DC until the day he left. I am sure it was because of my political views, but I’m not sure.

    […]

    CUOMO: When you would talk on your mom with this, or any other family, could any of them explain it? Did they see it the same way you did?

    REFFITT: No. I’m kind of on my own in my family right now with my own views about my dad. And I do love him. And I do care for him. But that doesn’t ignore everything else he said and done and there is no taking it back and that was enough for me to tell the police.

    […]

    CUOMO: And he was never like this before?

    REFFITT: No. Not even remotely. He would never say the stuff he did to me a couple years ago. Me and my sister. Not once would he even think about something like that.

    CUOMO: And what you say “the stuff,” when you started talking to him, he gave you ultimatums….he said pick a side or die?

    REFFITT: He said choose a side. And if I chose a side, he would say I crossed a line and he would do something he didn’t want to do. That’s open for interpretation, though. I did feel threatened at those comments but it’s still open. My sister can say otherwise, but I myself felt threatened.

    CUOMO: Do you think your dad loves you?

    REFFITT: I do think what he was doing he thought was right, but in the end what he was doing was not right, for himself or his family or the country even. And I hope he realizes that soon enough. And if I could say to him right now, I would want to say I’m sorry what i’ve done but I did think it was right as well.

    CUOMO: Would you do it again?

    REFFITT: Yeah. I’d definitely do it again.

    CUOMO: He wound up going to DC. And wound up getting arrested for what he did there. How does that make you feel?

    REFFITT: Knowing that it was probably my fault, but I do feel — I feel disappointed in him for making that decision even at all, to go up there and risk his life and endanger others and put his family in this situation. And it might be my fault for talking to authorities, but I don’t want to think that. He’s an adult and he made his own decisions.

    CUOMO: That last point, my friend, is the only one that matters. I’ve got a kid your age. I’m a dad. Kids don’t take responsibility for what their parents do. You didn’t make him to go to DC, you didn’t make him choose to do what he did that got him arrested. He didn’t get arrested because you were worried about him. He got arrested because of what he did and what he chose to do. What you did was very, very hard. A lot of people wouldn’t do it, even with the basis that you acted on because they’d be afraid of offending family, hurting feelings, especially the man who raised you. And for you to put what’s right on top of that is no small task. This not your fault. I’m talking to because i’m impressed by what you did and, more importantly, why you did it. Okay?

    It is clear that this young man did the right thing, but his family may not be supporting him. He chose to put his country first and stood up and did the right thing even though it hurt him. That takes courage. Hopefully his family will one day see that, and hopefully his dad will face prosecution for his crimes – but also get help (ie, deprogramming). It is clear from this interview that his dad was sucked into the Trump conspiracy cult and lost his way over the last 4 years. Heartbreaking, but not a new story.

  93. zyconoclast says:

    *Short

  94. Diogenes says:

    forget flavours … make gin with real botanicals

    That is the longterm goal. But for now I just want to get a drinkable spirit.

    The redistill is going, while it smoother it still has a bit of a bite. I suspect Dot is correct, I looked up what he/she(sorry Dot not sure ) suggested, and noticed I was distilling at bang on 80 using the thermometer that came with the still, when it should be boiling off at @ 75%.

  95. Matrix Transform:

    the trick with smoking stuff is to keep it subtle

    Yes!
    Thoroughly agree.
    But we seem to be, at the commercial level, ruled by the same idiots who decided to put dog shit in yoghurt and are still arguing with the sales staff about the ratio at the company’s bankruptcy sale…

  96. Runnybum says:

    Anyone here watch ukcolumn.org ?

    Very interesting site that lays out UK news in a conservative way, also dissects world events re conjob 19 & the moves by the Biden administration.
    Well worth watching, it is on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 1pm so I watch it the following day here.
    Go to the site & click on the top left piccy.
    Very informative.

  97. calli says:

    CUOMO: When you would talk on your mom with this, or any other family, could any of them explain it? Did they see it the same way you did?

    REFFITT: No. I’m kind of on my own in my family right now with my own views about my dad. And I do love him. And I do care for him. But that doesn’t ignore everything else he said and done and there is no taking it back and that was enough for me to tell the police.

    His family, then, felt and still feel perfectly safe from the terrible boogie man dad. Except the noodle armed informer, who is now trying to justify going full Stasi.

  98. Matrix Transform:

    you’ll need to use a bucket bong

    Now that takes me back…

  99. calli says:

    Heartbreaking, but not a new story.

    They got that right, at least.

  100. thefrollickingmole says:

    CUOMO: Would you do it again?

    REFFITT: Yeah. I’d definitely do it again.

    Top dollar for a top collar…

  101. mh says:

    What did his father actually do wrong?

    If I was in America I would have gone to the DC protests on Jan 6.

  102. thefrollickingmole says:

    So the swine who pushed/funded/censored etc everything to do with mail in ballots dont trust it for their own voting systems?
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-seeks-to-postpone-alabama-unionization-vote-11611339250?mod=e2tw

    Amazon.com Inc. is seeking to postpone a unionization vote at a warehouse in Alabama and is asking federal labor authorities to reconsider a decision to allow mail-in voting due to the pandemic.

    The company Thursday filed an appeal to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board, which is allowing a mail-in process due to Covid-19 risks instead of the in-person elections that are typical in such unionization votes.

    The ballots are set to be mailed to about 6,000 workers associated with its Bessemer, Ala. facility on Feb. 8. In its petition, Amazon said the board’s decision was flawed in part because it had not adequately defined an outbreak, among other objections.

    Workers are seeking representation from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. A majority of ballots cast would have to choose unionization to gain representation. Hourly Amazon workers have never previously formed or joined a union in the U.S.

    A spokeswoman for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union declined to comment. Amazon declined to comment on its appeal but has said it believes the best approach to an election would be conducting it in person, saying it “provided the NLRB with a safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote on-site, which is in the best interest of all parties—associate convenience, vote fidelity and timeliness of vote count.”

  103. Knuckle Dragger says:

    But that doesn’t ignore everything else he said and done and there is no taking it back and that was enough for me to tell the police’

    The young man said, trying desperately to get in the pants of a remotely attractive airheaded socialist college tart.

  104. Lodger from Oz says:

    Diogenes
    #3735186, posted on January 24, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Sorry I’m late to the party, Diogenes. Hope your re-distill works out. I use a reflux still just with home brand white sugar and turbo yeast and my brews usually turn out great. After the wort has finished bubbling, I add a product called Turbo Clear to it before I run the still. Might be worth checking out if you haven’t used it before. Supposedly helps neutralize impurities. I get it mail order from Distillery King on the Gold Coast (currently $8.00).

  105. notafan says:

    Apparently being in DC while white Republican is now a crime.

    Hope that means young man expects no further financial support from dear old dad.

  106. Ed Case says:

    ***But Murdoch must be shut down…***
    The Murdoch Bias charade gets a run every generation or so, it’s just to provide cover for Murdoch’s Bladders to puff Labor relentlessly in the runup to the election.
    Albo is non threatening enough to draw the Women’s Vote, he’s been working hard on the Freak Vote, a push from Murdoch’s propaganda Megaphone and he’ over the line, Joe Biden style.

  107. notafan says:

    A whole 100 of them, apparently.

  108. Runnybum says:

    Great comment on ukcolumn.org
    The animals are asked if they are taking the conjob jab.
    The animals reply ‘bugger off they haven’t finished the human trials yet’.
    Great post.

  109. Just keeping everyones minds on the important stuff.
    We can now see if the Obama/Biden/Harris continues this fine effort or the team responsible gets disbanded.
    I am not taking bets on the teams being employed next week, let alone at the end of the O/B/H term.

  110. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The Daily Mail:

    ‘Sam Burgess was spotted partying with sex columnist Jana Hocking just hours after his appearance in court on Friday night, reports claim.

    ‘According to Confidential, the former South Sydney Rabbitohs star spent the evening flirting up a storm with the perennially-single radio personality, 36, after they crossed paths at a bar in Potts Point, Sydney. ‘

    If true, bless that chap’s cotton socks.

  111. thefrollickingmole says:

    Liberal bringing in Moloch friendly laws.
    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/01/in-some-instances-feticide-is-undertaken/
    Q: What happens in later term abortions?

    A: In later term terminations, either an induction of labour or surgery will be used. If induction of labour is the chosen method of termination, the most usual outcome in this situation is that the baby will be stillborn. In this instance, palliative care is offered, the baby is wrapped in a blanket and the mother is given the opportunity to hold the baby as it dies. In some instances in late termination feticide is undertaken which means the baby will be stillborn.

    These people are sick.
    Deranged “baby feet in the fridge” sick.

  112. Is Monday 25th a holiday in Qld?
    My calender sez “no” but now I’ve got the worries it is.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Hmm. That interview of the young man who dobbed in his dad has a little bit of a ‘when did you last see your father’ feel about it. Familial interrogations and pitting children against their parents?

    Rather reminiscent of some very totalitarian systems history has seen before.

  114. Diogenes says:

    I add a product called Turbo Clear to it before I run the still.

    Thank Lodger, did that as well.

  115. Runnybum says:

    To the still users, try running the still 2 or 3 times, time consuming but a better product.
    Some loss but an improved result.

  116. Dr Faustus says:

    Dr F
    But still a mile better off than home alone. Otherwise someone who was alive yesterday would be in morgue today.

    Yes indeed.

  117. Dr Faustus says:

    …but tastes like rocket fuel, even after adding flavouring.

    Copper packing in the column?
    Dramatically reduces sulphur compounds.

  118. Mullumhillbilly says:

    Faustus
    #3735103, posted on January 24, 2021 at 9:54 am
    In Foreign Currency Harvesting news:

    Special Report: China Officially Backs a CryptoCurrency and Establishes it as their Official Coin.

    The ability to use such currency, and probably its exchange rate when converting to goods and services, will be dependent on your social credit rating.

  119. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3735367, posted on January 24, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    The Daily Mail:

    ‘Sam Burgess was spotted partying with sex columnist Jana Hocking just hours after his appearance in court on Friday night, reports claim.

    Or, put another way:-

    “A man and a woman, both single and in their 30’s, meet in a bar.”

  120. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    HOT MIC: Biden Says ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Signing,’ Signs Executive Order Anyway

    Sharp as a billiard ball this one.

  121. Dot:

    I wish Jesus proscribed butt implants. They look ridiculous!

    The 20th Century’s version of bustles, and just as ridiculous.

  122. Leigh Lowe:

    The more rare Down syndrome children become in society, the more pressure on people to get rid of them.

    God only knows what is in the bathwater we are throwing out with these babies…

  123. MatrixTransform says:

    pit beans too

    Hmm … gonna get on that

  124. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From Cassie of Sydney at 8:26 am:

    ““Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    After today’s tongue bath in the Australian, we too are thinking again of axing our subscription.”

    I love it when Elizabeth is uncertain … unsure … tentative … needing direction 😁 … That’ll be the day!!!

    “… Oh and Larry King has died of Covid.”

    King did not impress me Cassie, as Michael Willesee or David Frost – they informed themselves about their subject and moved calmly through their task.

    He was just another brusque, rude Yank media “star”, interrupting guests, responding to his own interview questions mostly himself, an ignorant fellow.

  125. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “King did not impress me Cassie, as Michael Willesee or David Frost – they informed themselves about their subject and moved calmly through their task.

    He was just another brusque, rude Yank media “star”, interrupting guests, responding to his own interview questions mostly himself, an ignorant fellow.”

    Umm Mick…I only posted the news….I have no views on Larry King, never watched him.

  126. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Makes up for the dowdy women around him I guess. The history of that watch would be interesting. Instead of an ornate Rolex box from the ‘fashionable’ store, it more than likely came his way in a brown envelope.
    NATIONAL FILE) – In an article that some consider unbecoming of The Grey Lady, the New York Times published a glowing fashion review of Joe Biden’s decision to wear a $7,000 Rolex watch on his wrist during his inauguration.

  127. Zyconoclast:

    The presence of so many Chinese combat aircraft on this mission – Taiwan said it was made up of eight nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and four J-16 fighter jets – is unusual.

    Not that unusual inasmuch as Chinerr is now testing the Obama/Biden/Harris administration.
    Taiwan needs to either:
    1. Do exactly the same thing with double the aircraft numbers,
    2. Just shoot down every Chinese aircraft that enters its airspace.
    The second option is safest.
    This is deadly serious.

  128. 1735099 says:

    God only knows what is in the bathwater we are throwing out with these babies…

    Strange to see these concerns suddenly emerging on a blog where people with intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”.

  129. Makka says:

    This is deadly serious.

    Indeed. Checking out Taiwan’s response strategies. And there were some here who thought China reclaiming Taiwan during Biden’s admin was a crazy notion.

    I’m thinking though this is a feint. China’s strategy is bound to focus on tech warfare to initiate their take over.

  130. Rex Anger says:

    Strange to see these concerns suddenly emerging on a blog where people with intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”.

    Only you, Bobby boy.

    Now get back on your short bus. There’s windows need lickin’…

  131. calli
    #3735340, posted on January 24, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    His family, then, felt and still feel perfectly safe from the terrible boogie man dad. Except the noodle armed informer, who is now trying to justify going full Stasi.

    And Cuomo is trying to portray him as an example to be followed by all children, just like the kid who turned his parents in to the NKVD in the Soviet Union.
    I can’t remember the childs name but it would make a great label for this sort of behaviour.

  132. MatrixTransform says:

    and noticed I was distilling at bang on 80 using the thermometer that came with the still, when it should be boiling off at @ 75

    do you have a way of controlling the boil?

    I used a Solid State Relay and knocked up one of our programmable controllers to duty cycle the heater.
    I’ll see if I can find something online ready made and reasonably priced.
    If not i can find some off the shelf bits and build one
    or maybe, I can coax the business partner into designing me one from components (he’s more electronical than me)

    anyway, if you put too much heat into it you blast past the magic number and vapourise a bit too much of everything in there.

    This will spread more heads/tails throughout and result in both nail varnish and soggy dog flavours in your hearts. especially with the pot still.
    You gotta start slow, then build up for hearts and then slow down again for tails

    with the reflux column I used to creep up on the hearts very slowly by using minimum heat and maximum condensing water. Let the column equalise over an hour or so, so that the volatiles are out in the vapour and up the column. Then slowly start cutting back on the condenser water and drip by drip wait until until heads were absent. Only then would I give it more heat gradually.

    Another thing I do is separate the whole distillation into about 10 or 15 smaller jars
    I’d let them sit covered only in baking paper and no lids for about 24 hours and some of the nasties would evaporate themselves.
    Then I’d run though all the jars and sniff and taste the start and finish of the run before selecting which just to mix for product and which jars went back into the heads bucket for redistallation as part of another brew.

    I haven’t done a run for nearly 3 years … It may be time to get it firing again

  133. Lizzie:
    After today’s tongue bath in the Australian, we too are thinking again of axing our subscription.”
    Axe the subscription.
    If you need to have a copy of the paper, walk down to the newsagents. Think of it as part of your exercise routine.
    You’ll be surprised at how often you don’t really need it.

  134. notafan says:

    The vast majority on this blog have been consistently anti abortion for as long as I’ve been here.

    You, on the other hand, skin suit Catholic, are perfectly happy for babies to be aborted for any reason. (Yes I know you personally wouldn’t have one)

  135. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So solly, I was creaning my SAM when it went off.
    Tellible, tellible accident!

  136. MatrixTransform says:

    intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”.

    this must be bring yr own rake day

    nu huh !
    wankers with big mouths and progressive agendas get called retards
    but you knew that right ?

    … or are you admitting your own intellectual impairment?

  137. thefrollickingmole says:

    Wang loves the disabled so much he wants them to die before they are born.

    Down to its usual standard of morality.

  138. Frank says:

    Strange to see these concerns suddenly emerging on a blog where people with intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”.

    By definition they are.

  139. just like the kid who turned his parents in to the NKVD in the Soviet Union.
    I can’t remember the childs name but it would make a great label for this sort of behaviour.

    Pavel Morozov.

  140. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Clara Tuck Meng Soo has now written to Governor-General David Hurley informing him that she no longer wants her OAM.

    good, fuck off you virtue signaling communist

  141. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    HOT MIC: Biden Says ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Signing,’ Signs Executive Order Anyway

    you were not installed to read!

  142. Biden Says ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Signing,’ Signs Executive Order Anyway

    That’s a green light for whoever is typing up the Exec Orders.😉

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    ‘Taint necessarily my decision to terminate the Australian or not, Mick. Hairy also has a say, and we fluctuate depending on whether his or my commenting is coping the moderation axe.

    I get a good one up, we stay, because doing some good. He gets knocked out that week, we go, because only leftist stooges get comments up up and write so-called journalism there. There will come a week when we are both so fed up with the ‘unfree speech’ there and then maybe we will agree to pull the plug. We take the Tele already as a sort of fail safe against angry precipitate action. 🙂

  144. MatrixTransform says:

    here ya go EzBoil

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Copping not coping.

    Neither of us cope with this lowered state of journalism and the putting of employment pressure on journos to join in with TDS.

  146. Diogenes says:

    do you have a way of controlling the boil?

    Matrix,
    no. I am doing it on the kitchen stove. I don’t know what the power equivalents are but the stove is 9 step, and I use 7 to start, and when the thermometer nudges 60c I drop it to power 5 and 4 when it hits 70c. I will try another distill tomorrow while SWMBO is out, be a little more patient and use lower power on the stove. After seeing your post, and being guided by it, I may also be letting the coolant on the condenser get too warm so I have a few coke bottles full of water in the freezer to try to keep that temperature cooler

  147. Terry Pedersen says:

    the noodle armed informer

    From notafan’s link:

    “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot,” Reffitt, 48, said to his son and daughter, according to his wife, who recounted the conversation to the FBI

    Noodle armed? I dunno, Mrs Reffitt is more bingo winged. In denial too, her and the 2 daughters, like most females in a bad relationship. Any bruises under that cardigan?

    Too late to speak up once he actually loses his shit and shoots his family.

  148. Woolfe says:

    Australian Dan approved newspaper anoints cowered meek population as Australians of the Year.

    I can’t dump my sub as my wife likes Words Circuit Breaker in games section

  149. Thanks Sal.
    “Pavel Morozov” = ‘Traitor” in Russian culture.

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Live your life, love, laugh, be as happy as you can, says Katie Hopkins on Outsiders.

    Not bad advice, my philosophy exactly. Love it when she says ‘you know what? That phrase, and her energy levels, remind me of Cassie.

  151. Too late to speak up once he actually loses his shit and shoots his family.

    Er.. he’s been arrested for “Going to Washington DC”

    not for “maybe gonna possibly shoot his family”

  152. Dr Faustus says:

    Clara Tuck Meng Soo has now written to Governor-General David Hurley informing him that she no longer wants her OAM.

    In 2018, she became one of the first GPs in Australia to undergo gender transition.

    “She [Margaret Court] says that she has a right to free speech, and I’m not saying she can’t say what she believes in, but she’s using her position as a public figure to promote her views and I think that such behaviour should not be encouraged.

    She doesn’t need encouraging, but I expect Dr Tuck Meng Soo will be relieved to know I’m OK with her using her position as a public figure to promote her views.
    It’s a free speech thing.

  153. Rex Anger says:

    @ Sal-

    Not that Grigory actually cares for any of that. Just trying to incite Cats.

    Stupid Grigory…

  154. Terry Pedersen says:

    Too late to speak up once he actually loses his shit and shoots his family.

    Er.. he’s been arrested for “Going to Washington DC”

    not for “maybe gonna possibly shoot his family”

    Er.. so far, charged with obstruction of justice for the threats to the family members. No need to upgrade that, yet. I’ll have you paged at the bar if there’s any new developments.

  155. Rex Anger says:

    Uh huh, Grigory…

    Stick to your irrational phobias of crystallune salt, carbohydrates and policemen.

    And Ed Burns. Or was it Joe Wade?

    You’re on safer ground than mindless MSMisms…

  156. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    HOT MIC: Biden Says ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Signing,’ Signs Executive Order Anyway

    No evidence of this has been given.
    It is absolutely impossible to hear what he is saying in that clip, no matter how much you turn up the volume. [ https://www.bitchute.com/embed/9fACwsay0VMa/ ]

    I downloaded it, extracted the audio to mp3 with ffmpeg, and used Audacity to apply every normalisation, noise reduction, and volume compressor trick that I know of to try to lift the speech out of the room noise. Still cannot tell what he’s saying. If after all of that processing I still can’t understand it, I doubt anyone else listening to the original can.

    The nearest I can make out is… Biden says “I’m not going to sign it am I?” then the aide replies “Steady hand Mr President”. But that requires a lot of imagination and may not be correct. Even if that’s the conversation it could be just a joke about having a weak hand.

    Sounds like a half-baked smear job by National File. Considering how terrible this admin has been from day one there should be no need to make up things about them, the facts should be bad enough.
    Like, what EO was he signing and what did it do? That’s probably worse than any mumbling from Beijing Biden.

  157. incoherent rambler says:

    oo. Terwy is back.

    Who left the cage unlocked?

  158. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Too late to speak up once he actually loses his shit and shoots his family.’

    Ease up Peter. His name’s Reffitt. Not Slater.

  159. thefrollickingmole says:

    Colonel Crispin Berka
    #3735480, posted on January 24, 2021 at 3:52 pm
    HOT MIC: Biden Says ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Signing,’ Signs Executive Order Anyway

    I lipread it, thats exactly what he said!!!

    /#kidsintunnelsadrenochromeminesoneblackeye

  160. MatrixTransform says:

    Diogenes, ahhah now I get what sort of pot yr using. Is it one of those stainless steel jobbies with a separate condenser that sits on top on the lid or … does it look like this?

    If it isnt conical or domed on top the the thing will probably just condense everything that is vapor going up the tube. You’ll need to go real slow. And if your condenser temp gets high you may end up condensing out cardboard, wet socks and smelly dog while the ethanol vanishes into thin air.

    The alembic shape of the still top is important in that it is part condenser (in contact with the outside air) itself and some of the vapour inside condenses runs back down inside acting somewhat like a reflux still

    not real good for trying to get clear spirit.
    designed for whisky, brandy schnapps etc and is expected to carry over some flavours from the brew
    you’d probably need to re-distill 3 or maybe 4 times.
    Dont put the distillate back in the pot without reducing the ABV back say 25% using clean filtered water

    If you want clean clear spirit you prolly gonna need a reflux column
    I used this one Turbo500

    That column is near fully packed with stainless steel and copper.
    inside at the top is a double wound condenser coil
    and the arm down the side is also a shell and tube condenser

    with heat control and cond water flow control that little beastie will pump out 89-91% clear spirit in a single run

    you can flavour that and its pretty good.

    best results from sugar, bakers yeast Tomato Paste Wash (often just called TPW online)

    Aussie Distiller Online in the forums listen to The Doctor … he knows

  161. Mak Siccar says:

    Prof Sinc – Help!!!!

    https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2021/01/23/virgil-the-great-reset-updated-you-might-not-have-heard-of-ngfs-but-ngfs-has-a-plan-for-you/

    Here’s a December 15 headline in the New York Times that should not have been lost in the holiday whirl, nor in the general hubbub of news since: “Fed Joins Climate Network, to Applause From the Left.”

    As the article details, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank, has officially joined the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). That’s “Greening,” as in “environmentalism,” “Greta Thunberg,” “Green New Deal,” and all that. And as the Times makes clear in its headline, the left is loving it.

    NGFS is an organization that few Americans have heard of, and yet it’s potentially one of the most powerful entities on the planet: Its roster of members and observers is nearly 100, including such mighties as the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. And now, the U.S. Federal Reserve. So we can see that just about all the money in the world passes through its institutions. That’s power.

  162. Mater says:

    Strange to see these concerns suddenly emerging on a blog where people with intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”.

    Are you sure you know what that word means nowadays, Bob?

    I know you are a BIG fan of the theory that words evolve. Perhaps you should have a look at your goto reference (Urban Dictionary) for words (remember your definition for the word ‘Boong’).

    All things considered, referring to you as retarded, seems utterly appropriate.

    Stop being so “literal”, and embrace the non-binary nature of Etymology.

  163. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From Cassie of Sydney at 2:41 pm:

    “King did not impress me Cassie, as Michael Willesee or David Frost …”

    Umm Mick…I only posted the news….I have no views on Larry King, never watched him.

    Lord no Cassie! – I was merely commenting in passing on your news about King, not to you. If I wished to disagree with you about something I would say so clearly. And duck fastly! 😁

  164. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability (Mainstream) Bob’s progress as a satisfactory human being has been significantly retarded over time by his retardedness.

    To be fair though, he was after all responsible for the BobTard Scale of Retardation – naturally using himself, as all great thinkers do, as a control point; a 10 on the BobTard Scale. For example:

    ‘Sarah Hanson-Young is a solid 7 on the BobTard Scale.’

    Finally contributing to humanity.

  165. H B Bear says:

    NamBob how about cretins? Fuckwit.

  166. thefrollickingmole says:

    Awesome stuff.

    BBC lockdown home-schooling programme tells 9-year-olds there are ‘over 100 genders’ and shows kids talking to adults about ‘bi-gender’, ‘genderqueer’ and ‘pansexual’ identities
    BBC show tells children as young as nine there are over 100 gender identities
    The film also tells children that becoming transgender is a way to be ‘happy’

  167. Terry Pedersen says:

    a blog where people with intellectual impairments are described frequently as “retards”

    Taking a quick look back through the annals, the derogatory use of the term “spastic” seems to be quite prevalent.

  168. MatrixTransform says:

    The BobTard scale goes to 11 doesn’t it?

    Like in that film … what’s it called? … Mental Tap or something?

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    ‘Best and brightest’ should join WA Police, Premier Mark McGowan says
    Charlotte EltonThe West Australian
    Sun, 24 January 2021 12:47PM
    Comments

    Premier Mark McGowan has called on the “best and brightest” to join the WA Police, launching a $1.8 million campaign to recruit almost 1000 new officers.

    In October’s State Budget, the State Government committed to recruiting 800 additional police over the next four years.

    The new campaign Let’s Join Forces has been developed to entice West Australians to fill these spots.

    “Recruiting 800 additional police officers, it’s a big task,” Mr McGowan said this morning.

    “That’s why this recruitment campaign is being launched.”

    If you’re looking for excitement, camaraderie, a change of life, something meaningful in your career, think about joining the WA Police.

    “I encourage all West Australians. If you’re looking for excitement, camaraderie, a change of life, something meaningful in your career, think about joining the WA Police.”

    Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said they had received an “abundance” of applications, but that they wanted the “right sort of people”.

    “We want to attract more diversity. We want to represent the community we serve,” he said.

    “When I joined we were young white Anglo Saxon males, generally. But that doesn’t represent the community we have.”

    Karina Piahana, a 28-year-old recruit currently training at the Joondalup facility, encouraged anyone thinking of joining to “do it”.

    “Don’t buy into your own self-doubt,” she said.

    “I think sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. So don’t hold back.”

    The recruitment drive features real recruits, rather than actors, and will run for the next four years across TV, radio, print, and digital venue advertising.

    The new recruits will undertake six months of training before they join the 7000 existing WA Police officers.

  170. H B Bear says:

    notafan – look out Roman Polanski

  171. Mater says:

    Taking a quick look back through the annals, the derogatory use of the term “spastic” seems to be quite prevalent.

    Well done, Grigs. Your Google skills are beyond question.
    It’s a shame that “retard” is word Bob used, and the one we are currently discussing.

  172. H B Bear says:

    What happened to all those Pommy rozzers WAPol spent millions importing a few years back? What a rort that was.

  173. H B Bear says:

    Googlin’ with Gargooglery. Cretin.

  174. Mater says:

    Grigs,
    In keeping with the theme, for you.

  175. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Like in that film … what’s it called?’

    Platoon.

  176. incoherent rambler says:

    Can someone supply the relative rankings of retard, moron, cretin and idiocrat?

  177. thefrollickingmole says:

    “We want to attract more diversity.

    Because WAPOL doesnt have enough 5′ tall 6″ round lesbian “community outreach” sergeants* to sit behind desks.

    * This may be a very slightly exaggerated impression of the Feraldton community outreach person.

  178. Tel says:

    do you have a way of controlling the boil?

    I used a Solid State Relay and knocked up one of our programmable controllers to duty cycle the heater.
    I’ll see if I can find something online ready made and reasonably priced.

    There’s a vast array of high precision water heaters available these days. They include the controller, the heater and a little fan to circulate the water.

    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-precision-cooker-stick-sous-vide-b/

    If that’s not your style, there are also 240V controllers with temperature input you can drive a cheap crock-pot heater off that. It’s not as stable because of the very long delay in the thermal path through the crock but accurate to a degree or two.

  179. thefrollickingmole says:

    Is the Grigglebot being a spack fag again?

  180. Er.. so far, charged with obstruction of justice for the threats to the family members. No need to upgrade that, yet. I’ll have you paged at the bar if there’s any new developments.

    Ring Ring: “Hello, FBI? Pavel O’Morodov here. You’ll wanta hear this, me dad said ‘traitors should be shot'”
    “Crikey! Nobody has ever said that before ever at the kitchen table, thank you son, we’ll come straight around & arrest the sonofabitch”

  181. kaysee says:

    Cat Handbook of New Terminology for the Fraud US Administration (WIP)
    (Contributions welcome. You will be suitably h/tipped.)

    Term ……………………………………….h/t

    Chairman Xiden …………………..Don Surber
    Biden’s Infrauduration ………….Ben Garrison
    His Fraudulency Joe Biden…….John Nolte

  182. thefrollickingmole says:

    President Mindworms

  183. kaysee says:

    Killing babies as they exit the womb = “My body my choice…

    On the other hand

    Honduran abortion law: Congress moves to set total ban ‘in stone’

    Parliament in Honduras has initially approved a bill that will make it virtually impossible to legalise abortion in the country.

    The new measure will require at least three-quarters of Congress to vote in favour of modifying the abortion law, which is among the strictest in world.

    Honduras forbids abortion under any circumstance, even rape or incest.

    Its latest move comes in response to Argentina legalising abortion last month.

    The new legislation in Honduras hinges on an article in the constitution that gives a fetus the same legal status of a person. Constitutional changes have until now been permitted with a two-thirds majority, but the new legislation raises that bar to three-quarters within the 128-member body.

  184. Lodger from Oz says:

    MatrixTransform
    #3735491, posted on January 24, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    All good points, Matrix. The Turbo500 is what I use. A bit expensive initially but has already paid for itself as far as I’m concerned. Temperature is very controllable with it and for me, every batch is as good as the last and consistently 90%+ . Water flow through the condenser is also low which is good because my old home-made still needed a much higher flow and I was on acreage at the time.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    The A.B.C has decided to refer to “Australia Day” as “Invasion Day.” Guess whose got his paws all over that one – Stephen Hagan, that’s who.

  186. MatrixTransform says:

    Tel, the trouble with temp control of the boil is the there isnt much difference in temp between simmering and a rigorous boil so controlling off temperature doesnt really cut it.

    Its more about how much energy is getting into the vapour, and or, how much vapour… the rate.

    they use a temp sensor in the entrance to the lyne arm which gives an indication of the vapour temp at that point.

  187. Snoopy says:

    notafan
    #3735503, posted on January 24, 2021 at 4:16 pm
    the progressive French elite, unravelling

    Excerpt

    In a series of tweets, Macron promised sexual abuse screening and prevention meetings with every child, both in primary and secondary school, giving them a chance to talk about the issue.

    I’m not so sure this is a good thing. Kids could be under a lot of pressure from peers and teachers to name somebody.

    Look at the hysteria over the whole stranger danger thing in our schools. Or the Pell business for that matter.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    From the Oz.

    However, leading Aboriginal activist Stephen Hagan applauded the ABC’s use of the term “Invasion Day”.

    Dr Hagan, who this month won a 21-year fight to have Australian cheese brand [email protected]@n renamed, said that research conducted by the Australian National University suggested only about 20 per cent of Australians supported “the ambitions and goals” of their Indigenous counterparts.

    “That means that any survey of the population will only ever garner 20-25% support for the official adoption of Invasion Day and the term will never win approval by general consensus,” Dr Hagan said.

    “So I applaud the ABC’s decision to call it Invasion Day because it is the correct term even if it is not the most popular term with everyone.”

    An ABC spokeswoman said the broadcaster acknowledged the response generated by its use of the term “Invasion Day” and said that, while “Australia Day” remained the preferred terminology, staff members were free to use other titles for the public holiday at their discretion.

  189. Snoopy says:

    * This may be a very slightly exaggerated impression of the Feraldton community outreach person.

    But accurate to the nearest foot, nevertheless.

  190. MatrixTransform says:

    spack fag

    *chuckles

  191. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    and said that, while “Australia Day” remained the preferred terminology, staff members were free to use other titles for the public holiday at their discretion.

    Staff members? In other words the Collectives and mini Soviets that run that cess pit cannot and will not be told what to do. The place is ruderless

  192. thefrollickingmole says:

    Dr Hagan

    Let me guess, Dr Hagan isnt someone you want diagnosing you with piles or in charge of your surgery?

  193. kaysee says:

    President Mindworms

    In urban dictionary,

    Mindworm
    A stupid person.
    Oh my gosh what a stupid mistake. You must be a mindworm.

    Term ……………………………………….h/t

    Chairman Xiden …………………..Don Surber
    Biden’s Infrauduration ………….Ben Garrison
    His Fraudulency Joe Biden…….John Nolte
    President Mindworms……………thefrollickingmole

  194. MatrixTransform says:

    Lodger, the T500 is a ripper.
    I bought the alembic top and a gin vapour basket as well
    gin was good
    best gin however, was from mascerating botanicals in 65% then watering down and redistilling on my homemade stove-top pot.
    Consisting of an erlenmeyer flask, a bung, and some copper tubing of various sizes to make a shell and tube condenser.
    very very …very… nice stuff
    as good as you can buy

  195. thefrollickingmole says:

    Ok those who thought, even slightly that the Dems would play it cool on the vote fraud bit need to have a gander at this proposed legislation.

    You know how its been easy to dismiss ‘last repub President’ as Q type conspiracy?

    Have a look and rethink, heres just one section..
    https://patriots.win/p/11SJxqJtDh/-democrats-introduce-their-first/

    (A) PROHIBITING IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT AS CONDITION OF OBTAINING BALLOT.—A State may not require an individual to provide any form of identification as a condition of obtaining an absentee ballot, except that nothing in this paragraph may be construed to prevent a State from requiring a signature of the individual or similar affirmation as a condition of obtaining an absentee ballot.

    “(B) PROHIBITING REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE NOTARIZATION OR WITNESS SIGNATURE AS CONDITION OF OBTAINING OR CASTING BALLOT.—A State may not require notarization or witness signature or other formal authentication (other than voter attestation) as a condition of obtaining or casting an absentee ballot.

    Heaps more at the link including adding more states.

  196. kaysee says:

    How many days has Xiden been President?

    Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation oppose Biden’s leasing/permitting ban

    Tribal members from the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation came out yesterday opposed to the Biden Administration’s 60-day leasing and permitting ban. The letter below was sent to acting Secretary of the Interior, Scott de la Vega.

    Dear Acting Secretary de la Vega,

    The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation respectfully requests that you immediately amend Order No. 3395 to provide an exception for energy permits and approvals on Indian lands. The Ute Indian Tribe and other energy producing tribes rely on energy development to fund our governments and provide services to our members.

    Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination. Indian lands are not federal public lands. Any action on our lands and interests can only be taken after effective tribal consultation.

    Order No. 3395 violates the United States treaty and trust responsibilities to the Ute Indian Tribe and violates important principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Your order was also issued in violation our government-to-government relationship, Executive Order No. 13175 on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, and Interior’s own Policy on Consultation with Tribal Governments.

    The Order must be withdrawn or amended to comply with Federal law and policies. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Luke Duncan, Chairman

    Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee

  197. Bruce in WA says:

    “I encourage all West Australians. If you’re looking for excitement, camaraderie, a change of life, something meaningful in your career, think about joining the WA Police.”

    Yeah … then go and talk to my brother, a 30-year veteran (now retired) who can put the post-nominal APM after his name, but who has PTSD so badly he has days when he barely functions. I’m sure he’d love to tell you about the “excitement” of finding days-old bodies, or kids splattered around the inside of the car because they weren’t wearing seatbelts, or them belted senseless by Mum’s “boyfriend” on a meth jag, or knocking on a door in the middle of the night to tell the folks their daughter’s been gang-raped and is now in hospital in ICU … yeah, just so much excitement!

  198. MatrixTransform says:

    as good as you can buy

    … all based on spirit from TPW

  199. H B Bear says:

    All the resident co-op should be on a WEB. Who’s in charge of the hive mind?

  200. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’s a nice thing that the Ute Tribe likes petroleum. Is fitting.

  201. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    H B Bear
    #3735560, posted on January 24, 2021 at 5:15 pm
    All the resident co-op should be on a WEB. Who’s in charge of the hive mind?

    There will be spies planted to report any deviancy when the controllers of the narrative return. No discernible change likely.

  202. Lodger from Oz says:

    MatrixTransform
    #3735550, posted on January 24, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Wow, that’s awesome. Sounds like you’re into the real “craft” side of it. I haven’t been game to go much beyond the store bought essences. Although I do make up a reasonable Irish Cream in the wintertime. I’ll have to check out that website you linked to for some ideas.

  203. Tom says:

    These anti-Australian Marxist arseholes continue to represent themselves as our “national broadcaster” financed by taxes extorted from every Australian (Paywallian):

    The ABC has defended its decision to officially refer to January 26 as “Invasion Day”, maintaining it would be inappropriate to insist that staff only call it Australia Day or “use any one term over others in all contexts”.

    The national broadcaster attracted a barrage of criticism — and was accused of stoking national disunity and promoting its own political agenda — after publishing a story on its ABC News website in which the terms “Invasion Day” and “Australia Day” were used interchangeably.

    Scores of Australians were quick to register their disapproval online after the article — an otherwise unassuming guide to activities taking place in capital cities around the country on Australia Day this week — was uploaded on Sunday morning.

    The news story, entitled “Australia Day/Invasion Day 2021 events for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin”, described the January 26 public holiday as “one of the most polarising dates on the Australian calendar”.

    “January 26 marks Australia Day or Invasion Day, typically seen as a celebration of the nation or a day of sorrow for the colonisation of an ancient culture,” it added.

    “For many First Nations people, it is a day to mourn the past and galvanise the community to address ongoing systemic racial injustice. For others, it’s a chance to spend time with family and friends at the beach or around barbecues.”

    Under the ABC’s Editorial Policies, the national broadcaster has a statutory obligation to “ensure that the gathering and presentation of news and information is impartial”.

    One Nation’s Mark Latham said labelling January 26 “Invasion Day” was needlessly incendiary in an events guide and described it that it was “part of an ongoing pattern” of political activism masquerading as journalism at the ABC.

    “There is a determination in there (at the ABC) to rewrite our national history to fit in with their own left-wing biases and agendas,” the NSW upper house member said.

    “It’s disappointing but I’m not surprised. If you can find one conservative voice or centrist voice discussing issues like this on the national broadcaster it’s a fluke. Instead, the ABC is intent on broadcasting political propaganda and left-wing ideologies and making the facts fit their own narrative.”

  204. Terry Pedersen says:

    Ring ring: Hello, I said I’d have you paged at the bar. Nothing has changed yet.

    From notafan’s link (My bolds seein’ as y’all is dense):

    “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot,” Reffitt, 48, said to his son and daughter, according to his wife, who recounted the conversation to the FBI

    Thass a threat, Laurena. But wifey and daughters tryin’ hard to walk it back. No actual physical harm just yet. FBI treating it as obstruction. Maybe something more to come. I’ll wake ya if need be.

  205. thefrollickingmole says:

    Ok Ihave to ask.
    Why is the R A B Z doctrine a banned word?

    Their ABC need to just be wrecked, any way possible.

  206. Zyconoclast says:

    Anyone here watch ukcolumn.org ?

    Very interesting site that lays out UK news in a conservative way, also dissects world events re conjob 19 & the moves by the Biden administration.
    Well worth watching, it is on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 1pm so I watch it the following day here.
    Go to the site & click on the top left piccy.
    Very informative.

    I listen while driving.
    Excellent podcast.

  207. notafan says:

    Thats an allegation grig, not a fact (unless Mr Reffitt recorded it on his gopro)

  208. thefrollickingmole says:

    I dint realize, but not only did Ben Batterham get found not guilty, the court actually awarded costs to him for removing the world of Grigglebots mate Richard Slater.

    Chef Ben Batterham awarded costs in NSW Supreme Court over trial for death of Richard Slater at Hamilton

    A NEWCASTLE apprentice chef has been awarded costs, believed to be about $1 million, related to his three-and-a-half-year fight to clear his name over the death of a drug-addled home invader.

    Benjamin Batterham was awarded costs in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday after a judge criticised the director of public prosecutions’ decision to pursue a murder case against him.

    Mr Batterham was in November acquitted over the March 2016 death of Ricky Slater who he found ransacking his daughter’s Hamilton bedroom at 3.15am.

    Imagine being not just wrong, but Louise 7-Nilligan level wrong.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    TP – beating dead horse Alinsky rule #4 won’t make the poor thing gallop.

  210. calli says:

    Mole, a while back there was a very heated exchange involving two commenters. It went to the incandescence of a thousand suns. Many…many skips involved. Doomlord appears to have made R abz a trigger word with a direct route to the Forgetery. There may have been elements of doxxing involved. The two have well and truly moved on and that’s a good thing.

    Amusing that “the doctrine” still appears in the Liberty Quotes.

  211. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Struth
    Here’s the head guy for contagious diseases that told us all 20 to 30 thousand Americans are dying A DAY from Coronavirus……

    The comments under your link are going slightly off topic. Not to worry.

    BillKristolnacht • 20 minutes ago
    I think Maddow is a very handsome man.
    … BillKristolnacht • 14 minutes ago
    Just imagine the spawn of a mating session between Barry’s husband, that big ugly transvestite dude who pretended to be “First Lady” for eight years, and Richard Madcow there…

  212. MatrixTransform says:

    beating dead horse Alinsky rule #4

    first find a horse

  213. Zyconoclast says:

    and noticed I was distilling at bang on 80 using the thermometer that came with the still, when it should be boiling off at @ 75

    do you have a way of controlling the boil?

    Are you filtering the spirit though activated carbon to clean it up before botanicals?

  214. calli says:

    Bruce, outside the window I have a teenage butcherbird sitting on a tomato stake practising his music. He has become very proficient and the song has reached a marvellous crescendo now his voice has broken. Still a few grey patches on the chest, but the pure black is taking over apace.

    He still feeds his younger siblings with mince. Good brother.

  215. Tom says:

    Having turned every state premier into an assistant prime minister because he thought it would given him an advantage in the popularity stakes with dumb, scared voters, who don’t want to be banned from holding a job because of Kung Flu, don’t expect Scott Morrison to object to the ABC using Black Lives Matter-style communist propaganda to trash Australia Day.

    Instead, he will defend the national broadcaster’s right to shitcan the country because “on the one hand, on the other hand … something, something”. He’s a retail politician who believes in nothing.

  216. calli says:

    Are you guys making moonshine? The New Broom had “ Lawless” on last night. Brutal.

    And that was just the jarred fluids. Of the solids in a jar I make no comment, except “ouch”.

  217. H B Bear says:

    Dr Hagan clearly looking for Abo-at-large spot on Ita’s speed dial. Standing invitation from Teh Dumb and priority seating on the Zaky Mallah courtesy bus awaits.

    Time to reach into your magic bag of tricks Bruce.

  218. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “He’s a retail politician who believes in nothing.”

    Quote of the day Tom.

  219. kaysee says:

    You know how its been easy to dismiss ‘last repub President’ as Q type conspiracy?

    What is QAnon? I don’t know.

    I first heard about QAnon on these Cat threads, but I thought it was some kind of an “in” joke between some Cats, so I didn’t pay much attention to it.

    Over these past few months, I have consumed a good deal of information related to the election from various sources – some legit, some not so much. But all of it was from the regular, open, easily accessible, non-dark web. Due to the rapid pace of activity not everything could be vetted for reliability.

    Only in the past few weeks, did I try to check what this Q was about. I read a few articles and watched some videos. Not sure what was believable. There was one video, where the presenter appeared very knowledgeable and the information he provided seemed reliable. He said that his videos kept being taken down by CensorTube. This video, within 10 days, had crossed the 3 million viewer mark. It disappeared days after that. I don’t know if the presenter was part of Q, or not.

    I think there are 3 possibilities on the subject of Q:

    1/ This is a group of some Trump supporters who are either all living in some fantasy land, or some are in charge, manipulating others.

    2/ It comprises some Trump supporters who are being hoodwinked by some Deep State Elements. There is suspicion created that Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Flynn and others are plants, put there to deceive Trump supporters.

    3/ Unknown. No one is quite sure what Q really is. Fact or fiction. Or in-between.

    From Gateway Pundit:

    Is That What the Deep State Has Planned for Q-Anon?
    The comments that follow the article, show people with different theories.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    January 26 marks Australia Day or Invasion Day, typically seen as a celebration of the nation or a day of sorrow for the colonisation of an ancient culture …

    …when life was nasty, brutish and short. But, it’s The Dreaming that conjures up all this fantasy with the
    more magical moments expanded to their utmost limits by outfits such as the ABC..

  221. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Calli – I call the young ones squeakies, since they follow mum and dad around and say *squeak*. The local grey butcherbirds have three kids, and they come around fairly often. And northern magpie mum has learned to sing their song in the last year or so, which is fun.

    But sadly my pied butcherbirds vanished without trace in about September. Maybe they’ll return – the currawongs are starting to.

  222. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Oh yes mole.

    Not only did Mr Batterham (still love that surname) quite legally remove a piece of human excrement from this world, permanently, he received a [justified] million bucks for doing it.

    Groogs Pete Terrysen, who pretends to know the parties involved hasn’t stopped sooking since THAT little bra strap snap.

    Champagne comedy, if I may say.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Dr Hagan clearly looking for Abo-at-large spot on Ita’s speed dial. Standing invitation from Teh Dumb and priority seating on the Zaky Mallah courtesy bus awaits.

    I’ll bet good money he’s positioning himself as part of the “voice” to Parliament.

  224. Delta A says:

    Boy Cats* in ultra fine form this afternoon. 🙂

    *Does not include the dismal trolls.

  225. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “‘last repub President’ as Q type conspiracy”

    I’m not a Q type conspiratorialist (they make Alex Jones look normal) however I have long said that Trump was the last GOP president.

  226. MatrixTransform says:

    Are you filtering the spirit though activated carbon to clean it up before botanicals?

    TPW spirit does NOT need filtering

    just thought.
    to add
    be meticulously clean when brewing.
    like mental fastidious
    cos if a bacteria gets in there with the yeasties … everything will smell and taste like crap

    brew clean and oxy and vewy hot water and time

  227. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Scene: The Newy Bowlo (karate poof dojo out the back):

    Ring ring: ‘Is there a Peter Terrysen here?’
    ‘Uh, what? Who is it?’

    ‘It’s a Mrs Slater-Mundine-Mansell-Hagan. Apparently you’ve got her basics card and can ya get to her flat ‘cos she’s almost out of Horizon 50s and the Fruity Lexia box and sprung a leak.’

  228. Nick says:

    Sherry Sufi

    Yet we do recognise separate land rights because the historic Mabo Decision in 1992 rested on the correct presumption that Australia was settled, not invaded.

    In their ruling, Justices Brennan, Deane, Gaudron, Toohey, Mason and McHugh acknowledged that native title could have been intentionally extinguished by the use of government powers, but wasn’t.

    They proceeded to reject the ‘terra nullius’ doctrine without overturning the traditional view that the Australian landmass had in fact been settled.

    Had Australia actually been invaded, the descendants of its native population would be classified as a conquered people and their land rights would be abolished.

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale might like to explain to the Australian people why he is attempting to undermine native title by implying that Australia was invaded and conquered.

  229. Struth says:

    January 26 marks Australia Day or Invasion Day, typically seen as a celebration of the nation or a day of sorrow for the colonisation of an ancient culture …

    They were still thowing spears at each other and dragging off each other’s women on the 25th of January.
    That’s why the poms encountered “warriors”
    We gave them something to think about other than their dicks.

  230. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Ah geez, righto, I’d better go then. Did she say anything else, barkeep?’
    ‘Yes. She said raaaaaAAAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaaahhhhhhhhh ya gunt.’

  231. H B Bear says:

    I’ll bet good money he’s positioning himself as part of the “voice” to Parliament.

    That’ll be a Melbourne Cup field of main chancers. The Australian High Commissioner for tinted folks.

  232. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Squad members Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush urge Biden to commute the sentence of EVERY death row inmate as they rip Trump’s ‘cruel’ execution spree

    A group of 35 Democrats led by Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush is urging President Biden to commute the sentence of death row inmates
    They wrote a letter to Biden on Friday in which they asked him to take all 49 federal inmates off death row
    ‘You can ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill,’ it said
    In the three-page letter, the group also blasted Trump’s execution spree
    His administration lifted a moratorium on federal executions and 13 people were put to death while he was in office
    The Democrats accused Trump of ‘carnage and unrestrained violence’

    Daily Mail.

  233. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Haha, according to Seven News the thousands protesting in the snow that “Putin’s a thief” are heroic, but the thousands protesting in Washington that “Biden’s a thief” are seditious insurrectionists.

  234. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    That’ll be a Melbourne Cup field of main chancers.

    Adam Goodes, Michael Mansell, Bruce Pascoe…

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