Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    “One of those killers is now in hospital, fighting for his life, from the corona virus. What goes round, eh?”

    Please let it be that animal with the trophy hands held up, running with the blood of his victim. And lease virus, finish him off.

  2. Leigh Lowe says:

    All the good Scots got out.

    Along with a few like Dougie “mind mah tea” Cameron.

  3. old bloke says:

    The level of corruption is mind boggling.

    Everyone expects politics be be corrupt, but the problem in the USA is that the judiciary is also corrupt. There’s no getting back from that when the MSM are part of the corruption.

  4. WX says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3736318, posted on January 25, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    On the 22nd May, 2013, Fusileer Lee Rigby, of the Royal Regiment of Fusileers…

    I’m pleased you mentioned Rigby, Zulu. We need reminders now and then.

    It’s even easier to forget the names of those paid propaganda cowards in the media and politics who dehumanised Rigby by insisting that he was an acceptable casualty of fridgefauxbia. Where are those safe, protected, well-remunerated cowards now? None of us could imagine the trauma he must have endured in those final minutes. All those cowards who insisted there was ‘nothing to see here, move along,’ need to have congratulatory cards mailed to them on the anniversary of his death each year. No threats or illegalities, just ‘Congratulations on dismissing the death of a human being. If you don’t remember, we do.’

  5. Nick says:

    Everyone knows they didn’t fight against mask wearing.
    They fought against the tyranny that makes it compulsory.

    Except they didn’t.
    They endured curfews, turned their lights out at night, blackened their windows, dug bomb shelters in their backyards, obediently obeyed rationing for years, carried around gas masks, donated money etc etc all because their Government told them to.

    Primary school must have been the best ten years of your life.

  6. Runnybum says:

    GM, I would think the family and friends of Lee Rigby would praying for a slow painful death for that pos.
    I am.

  7. Leigh Lowe says:

    St Ruth.
    Come on, man!
    Where’s the fight-back?
    I was hoping you would have a tale of the reprise of the cavalcade of cartes, with you standing on a restaurant table urging the diners onwards to the barricades.
    But what do we get?
    You mumbling about “wrong phone” and letting Mrs St Ruth do the talking for you.
    Poor form.
    And not very chivalrous.

  8. Runnybum says:

    Mini me, stop embarrassing yourself, you started early on the grog today go have a kip.

  9. Runnybum says:

    Yay, the groovy gang leader has joined in.

  10. Nick says:

    Leigh, you’ve misread today’s schedule. Check your email.

  11. Runnybum says:

    Yeah biggles, check your email.

  12. Leigh Lowe says:

    Oops, sorry Nick.
    I was looking at yesterday’s running sheet.
    OK, let’s see what we’ve got today.
    Ah yes, the “stolen valour” thing.
    Only three months until Posturing Day.

  13. Struth, you’re just one set of buried guns away from 4chan

    How many buried sets of guns is required to meet the “4chan” standard?

    How does the number of buried gun stashes by Struth vary from the Cat average?

  14. so you wouldn’t have to scan a qr code at a restaurant..

    There are significant difficulties with the operational logistics scanning of QR codes.

    Apart from the nanny state/social credit angle.

  15. Nick says:

    That’s better. Just a heads up that tomorrow is a great day for Peter to do a guest post about the great indigenous uprising in WA.

  16. Runnybum says:

    Hey biggles, seeing as we are good mates, any chance you can fly over to Manchester & give my wife a lift home in your A340?
    I will pay you in bananas, all freshly shot with my sniper rifle.

  17. Leigh Lowe says:

    How does the number of buried gun stashes by Struth vary from the Cat average?

    Now, how are we measuring this?
    Those who have a buried stash?
    Or those who can remember where it is?

  18. Nick says:

    Ah yes, the “stolen valour” thing.
    Only three months until Posturing Day.

    I’m sensing masks, southerners, sacrifice, gulags and cows, yes, lots of cows.

  19. Struth says:

    St Ruth.

    Come on, man!
    Where’s the fight-back?
    I was hoping you would have a tale of the reprise of the cavalcade of cartes, with you standing on a restaurant table urging the diners onwards to the barricades.
    But what do we get?
    You mumbling about “wrong phone” and letting Mrs St Ruth do the talking for you.
    Poor form.
    And not very chivalrous.

    Just try character assassination when you can’t fight the substance of the argument.

    Your boy above thinks the Anzacs weren’t fighting tyrannical governments because they turned off their lights and dug bomb shelters, …..you can’t make this shit up, you should have better control.
    Let me put it this way, you’ve gone for quantity, not quality in your little gang…..oops.
    Now look at the mess you have to clean up,..again… so in you come ,using your tedious mocking style wit like a school brat….as per usual, but keep at it, you’ve got sweet FA to lose at this point and have never had anything else up your sleeve ever.

  20. Nick says:

    Or those who can remember where it is?

    You’ll need slightly easier parameters than that

  21. Now, how are we measuring this?
    Those who have a buried stash?
    Or those who can remember where it is?

    You’re confessing to forgetting where your hardware is buried?

  22. Leigh Lowe says:

    Hey biggles, seeing as we are good mates, any chance you can fly over to Manchester & give my wife a lift home in your A340?

    I offered, but she is shacked up with an imam and doesn’t want to come home.
    She is wife #4 hoping for an upgrade to the podium if things go well.
    She said it is less demeaning than being wife #1 on the banana share-farm.

  23. Runnybum says:

    Knob dragger get in here, biggles & mini me need you.

  24. Leigh Lowe says:

    I know where all the triggers are Sal.

  25. Struth says:

    The hollow men.

  26. The Beer whisperer says:

    I see Kevin Odious Cretin Rudd has conveniently called for a change to Australia Day from the safety of well remunerated life after politics.

    No other reason is ever needed to keep the date just as it is.

  27. Nick says:

    Struth, ditch the guitar or banjo, you should do stand up comedy. One second it’s ‘character assassination’, the next it’s ‘little gang’. Just what is it man ?

  28. Peter Greagg says:

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3736361, posted on January 25, 2021 at 1:35 pm
    “One of those killers is now in hospital, fighting for his life, from the corona virus. What goes round, eh?”

    Please let it be that animal with the trophy hands held up, running with the blood of his victim. And lease virus, finish him off.

    I want his death to be lingering over months.
    And just consider what awaits him when he finally dies.

  29. JC says:

    I had an interesting conversation with an American friend. He caught the China bug and at the end of week 1. He’s a very wealthy Jooish American dude with a big interest in Israeli / Mid East relations.

    Anyways, without going into details in terms of what he personally did for the recent peace process. He reckons the thing that got the Gulf Sunnis really fucking interested in a peace process was this.

    A couple of years ago.. remember when Saudi oil fields and oil installations came under drone attack? Everyone knows it was the Iranians but hard evidence was lacking. No matter, because everyone knew it was them.

    What did Trump do? He basically yawned. The US imposed a few more light sanctions on the turban heads, but that was about it. The Sunnis suddenly realized they were alone – or at least energy independent US no longer gave much of a shit about the Mid East.

    The Gulf states were then politely informed that there were three superpowers in their region. These are Iran, Turkey and Israel. Israel is the only one not interested in taking their territory.

  30. Runnybum says:

    Mini me i told you to go to bed, now bugger off & sleep it off, you will feel better tomorrow.
    Don’t forget to to check your emails though.

  31. Struth says:

    Look at the dribble coming back at me from Nick there Frank……he’s lost the plot completely.
    The poor bastard.
    You’re to blame for this Frank, you know he shouldn’t have been left all alone to comment.
    Being a gang leader has responsibilities.
    Haven’t you heard, the government have brought in duty of care for gang leaders as well.
    I bet you haven’t even supplied him with a hi viz shirt!
    What sort of operation are you running?

  32. Nick says:

    St Ruth Ch 2 verse 10

    “ Just try character assassination when you can’t fight the substance of the argument”

  33. Runnybum says:

    Mini me, the only substance to your argument is surrender, are you french?

  34. vr says:

    JC.

    What does your friend think will happen under the new administration?

  35. Struth says:

    You could all have nice little pink hi viz shirts with really nice cursive writing embroidered on the back saying “The Sneerers”
    A bit of hair cream and you could even try to grow some sideburns.

  36. Nick says:

    How’s fighting the substance of the argument going, Struth ?

  37. Runnybum says:

    Mini me, try waving a white flag at Can’tberra, it may help you.

  38. Struth says:

    Get that bloody sock out of your jeans Nick.
    You weren’t listening to Frank.
    He said put the sock down the FRONT of your levis.

  39. Nick says:

    Oh. Not well it seems.

  40. Runnybum says:

    Mini me, looks like the groovy gang have deserted you.

  41. Struth says:

    Mini me, looks like the groovy gang have deserted you.

    Oh no…….I thought that was a balled up socks.

  42. JC says:

    vr

    He’s demonrat, but I don’t think he’s too happy with the kid sniffer. I couldn’t get it out of him if he voted for the sniffer and just sat it out.

    He didn’t like Trump though because he thought he too aggressive and was always fighting. I suggested they were his good points. 🙂

    He loved Trumpster for the economy.

  43. Runnybum says:

    The groovy gang are probably having a zoom meeting.

  44. Woolfe says:

    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Accurate List of 2020 Election Fraud Cases Shows 81 Cases Total, 30 Still Active – And NOT ONE SINGLE COURT Has Allowed Evidence to be Argued

    Revolution seems to be the only way out.

  45. pete m says:

    Can those taken with measuring others at the urinals please take a breather?

    Shipping costs causing low value items to go out of stock. Main cause is 4 shipping companies are now 2.

    Might be something accc could look into.

    Price rises inevitable.

  46. Runnybum says:

    Pete M, nice one, the ACCC? Always good for a laugh.
    You like the frog subs too?

  47. vlad says:

    I see Kevin Odious Cretin Rudd has conveniently called for a change to Australia Day from the safety of well remunerated life after politics.

    No other reason is ever needed to keep the date just as it is.

    If they changed the day, the idiots would just change the day they protested against it.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    What did Trump do? He basically yawned.

    Hehe, the ye olde carrot and stick approach. Carrot was Kushner smoothing the path with the Israelis. Stick was ‘don’t call us we’ll call u’ next time a scud lands on a refinery.

  49. notafan says:

    Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    Are here to fight a battle
    Yet Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    Can scarcely shake a rattle

  50. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Revolution seems to be the only way out.

    The apocryphal story about Roberts doing his nut when the Texas appeal reached his desk sounds more and more likely. The radioactive ticking parcel covered with VX and soaked in napalm may’ve scared the judiciary somewhat.

  51. Forester says:

    Great moments in ‘Journalism’…

    Universal basic income doesn’t impact worker productivity
    By Patrick Hoff
    Last modified January 15, 2021. Published January 15, 2021.

    Researchers recruited 900 individuals to take part in the experiment, 59% of whom were female and 98% of whom were university students.

  52. Herodotus says:

    The ABC’s memo on “Invasion Day” has supposedly been “corrected” after some sort of intervention from Minister Fletcher.
    We could do with some anti troll “intervention” here. It’d improve the place markedly.
    Why is it just Bird that gets excommunicated with alacrity?

  53. Nick says:

    Yes Vlad, if only he’d been PM lol

  54. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Universal basic income doesn’t impact worker productivity

    Suggest he reads about the Plymouth Colony. And the Soviet Union too.
    Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere (24 Nov)

  55. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    feisty ladies on twitter.

    Nice kookas. I also like the Latham tweet that comes up below it.

  56. Dr Faustus says:

    They were fighting tyrannical government, be it the militarized Japanese or the tyrannical Nazis, or the commo NK etc.
    They died doing so.
    We have a duty to not let their deaths be in vain.
    That’s just a thing called a fact.

    You seem to have swung off down the Morrison [add Premier’s name] is literally Hitler road.

    Like most people, I’m not impressed with the political duck-shoving, pro tem handing-off of responsibility to ‘the science’ and the sacred CMO’s, and the utter, uncharted economic irresponsibility.

    But this is shitty retail politicians given a free hand to react to circumstances – not a ‘movement’ trying to achieve some greater outcome.

  57. Herodotus says:

    If the left want to play at de-platforming, which they do (big time) the least any right-of-centre groups should do is ban them in return, wherever they appear. It should be done here.
    No more soft soap.
    They are thread polluters and of no use whatsoever.

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Phew. Just caught Hairy in time after I’d sent him off to purchase the food for tomorrow’s guests.

    Just got their email. I’d decided on a salad and some cold meats. But no way now. No processed meats thank you. So don’t get the prosciutto for my asparagus spears, just the asparagus, I say, and no ham nor deli sliced beef either. Get a ready-roast chook and some salmon pieces which I can do tonight in foil. We’ll have those cold instead. With the avocado and tomato and hydroponic green salad.

    These people are very old friends who readily accepted my late invitation to come here for Australia Day. I’m still hanging out my flag, says Hairy defiantly, who on hearing of my invitation got defensive, as these friends are still rather to the left, and may indeed have taken on board the anti-Oz day feeling.

    Nah, I say. They won’t dare object to your flag. They accepted pretty fast. There’s not much going on for Australia Day this year – why, even our usual non-left group who gather on this day on the Northern Beaches are all shattered by Covid and thus not calling an Oz day in the way they have in past years.

    We’re still confined to only 5 guests I think, that’s probably the reason.

  59. Nick says:

    I just saw a gratuitous anti Catholic post on FB. I did what any Leftist would do, report the post for bigotry.

  60. The Barking Toad says:

    Just found out that the girl at Cricket Australia destroying Australia Day for cricket is the son of Barrie Cassidy the ABC luvvie that Hawke used to drill for vegemite.

    Like father and son dents in their poo.

    How do these idiots get jobs in these sporting organisations. Wouldn’t have bowled an over or held a bat in his life.

  61. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    The ABC’s memo on “Invasion Day” has supposedly been “corrected” after some sort of intervention from Minister Fletcher.

    If those commies knew that he was watching them from the get go, they would never have tried this sleight of hand in the first place. All it takes is a bit of push and shove and they can still keep their “independence.” Cough!

  62. calli says:

    notafan
    #3736469, posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm
    feisty ladies on twitter.

    Lol. Rita’s giving Lucy Turnbull a serve. Lobbed on from Evonne Goolagong, another national treasure.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    No more soft soap.
    They are thread polluters and of no use whatsoever.

    Yes. Up to Sinc though to decide who has the right to free speech here.

  64. calli says:

    Lizzie, are your guests dictating their dietary requirements after accepting your kind invitation? The same thing happens to me, but only with family. The J ewish ones I understand, but the others?

    They could always bring their own food, just to be on the safe side! 😀

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I just saw a gratuitous anti Catholic post on FB. I did what any Leftist would do, report the post for bigotry.

    One of the virtues of still subscribing to the Oz is that you can do this there too.

    Hairy is always firing off emails to their chief mod honcho Jason Someone pointing out such things.

  66. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘No processed meats thank you.’

    Well fine then. Just FINE.

    Biggest trading day of the year for the poor old vendor, aside from Grand Final Day, and outside weddings scheduled by succubi on Grand Final Day.

    Now look what you’ve done. Barry’s upset and everything.

  67. twostix says:

    The ABC’s memo on “Invasion Day” has supposedly been “corrected” after some sort of intervention from Minister Fletcher.

    So the minister can intervene when he wants to.

    Which means when he doesn’t it’s because he supports what they’re doing.

  68. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Nah, I say. They won’t dare object to your flag.

    Show them the nest and the photos.
    They’ll melt into gushing appreciation!
    I like showing my gallery to Greens.
    Their heads explode.

  69. areff says:

    They could always bring their own food, just to be on the safe side!

    Vegan sister does that. It’s very considerate and much appreciated. It also saves her the trouble of picking through the kitchen tidy to retrieve cheese packaging etc in order to determine if it contains rectin.

  70. The Barking Toad says:

    Lucy Loose Flaps is an embarressment.

    Even the dickhead Turncoat should shy away – except she’s got a quid he needs.

  71. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Calli, to be fair to them, the husband has had a serious digestive cancer. We were aware of that and would have been careful in what we offered anyway, hence a simple cold collation; but this is a different sort of bender they are on. An anti-cancer health kick with no lovely cured meats.

    Hairy’s had cancer and wouldn’t trouble himself with such a thing. He eats anything heartily if it’s tasty. He does though have an almost religious faith in the virtues of plentiful red wine and gym three times weekly.

  72. Struth says:

    But this is shitty retail politicians given a free hand to react to circumstances – not a ‘movement’ trying to achieve some greater outcome.

    This …. a year later with them telling you that the QR tracking is staying, the “build back better is happening”
    and you still can’t leave the country…..FMD.
    You say straight out that the pollies have handed responsibility to the unelected, but can’t grasp the unelected swamp has an agenda?
    Here’s the agenda…….your freedom is killing the planet. It must be squashed.
    All the public service have bosses.
    The senior ones go to meetings with the UN. like Jane Halton.
    It’s as plain as the nose on your face and it’s no conspiracy theory when they are telling you what is happening.

  73. Nick says:

    Adam Cassidy
    Diversity & Inclusion Manager

    But of course

  74. Dot says:

    Who really thinks that highly of doctors any more?

    Not after COVID.

    People will just ignore cops and doctors from now on.

  75. feelthebern says:

    one set of buried guns away

    FMD.
    It’s been established that the guns are stashed in the trees and/or treehouses.
    Look up.
    Not down.

  76. notafan says:

    “People died to defend our right to not check in with a qr code”

    No they didn’t.

    “How dare you! I didn’t say that!”

    “People died to defend our right to not check in with a qr code”

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    They are very sweet people and we have seen our kids and theirs grow up, sharing all the ups and downs of it, so they do need our friendship now, especially as he has been so unexpectedly ill. I little dietary concession is neither here nor there, and we studiously avoid politics. Guess in the upper reaches of life one has to expect something Damoclean at any time and should expect old friends to be there.

    I am wondering if Johanna ever made it up with those old friends of hers whom she found rejected her due to her political differences with them. I hope she did. Perhaps she’ll tell us one day.

  78. feelthebern says:

    Back from some errands.
    QR signs up everywhere, but no one checking in & no staff complaining about the biz.
    Great to see.

  79. Nick says:

    Lol Bern and Nota

  80. Nick says:

    Johanna had friends ?

  81. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    The humanity! Very likely this business has interrupted someone’s WEB. As the Minister has weighed in, the ABC firemen forced to make the sacrifice will all be Captains and the arsonists but petty meddlers. They will be given a good bollocking for their altruism.

    ABC buckles after ‘Invasion Day’ furore
    The ABC has removed references to Australia Day as ‘Invasion Day’ from an online story after widespread criticism.

  82. Delta A says:

    Channel 7 News:

    Meanwhile, a man is expected to appear in court on Monday charged with starting a bushfire at a separate spot in the Adelaide Hills.

    A patrol car spotted a vehicle speeding away from the fire on Piggott Range Road at Clarendon on Sunday evening.

    Police stopped the car and arrested the 60-year-old, who faces charges of causing a bushfire, unlicensed driving and drink driving, and engaging in a police pursuit.

    The same man is being questioned about the nearby Cherry Gardens fire which had several ignition points. An earlier fire in a forest area near Gumeracha is also suspected deliberately lit.

    Not sure if the arrest is part of SAPOL’s excellent Operation Nomad, but the the quick action by police suggests that it might be.

  83. Dr Faustus says:

    In Two Bob Each Way news:

    Anthony Albanese says Australia Day should stay on 26 January

    “Yes, modern Australia, is connected with the arrival of migrants, but that had an impact, a terrible impact, a devastating impact, indeed, on First Australians.

    “It’s an opportunity to educate people about dispossession and the consequences of it. And it’s given a focus on that day.”

    Forget the barbie.
    Arrival of the First Fleet = teachable moment.
    That’ll “unite Australia, rather than engage in culture wars”.

  84. feelthebern says:

    The biggest risk is some koala full of chlamydia gets hold of one the AK’s & goes on a shooting spree.
    Dirty fuckers.
    If you see a koala, don’t hesitate.
    It’s them or you.

  85. Leigh Lowe says:

    Vegan sister does that. It’s very considerate and much appreciated. It also saves her the trouble of picking through the kitchen tidy to retrieve cheese packaging etc in order to determine if it contains rectin.

    I think the vegan kryptonite in cheese is “rennet”.
    Extract of calf gut.
    Causes the milk to split.
    Hopefully causes vegan relatives to split as well.

  86. calli says:

    Chuckle. Like the Pussy Hats of yesteryear, you can now get a pattern for Bernie at the installation. 🤣

  87. feelthebern says:

    If you are convicted of arson, you should be forced to wear a tracking device for life.

  88. Nick says:

    It’s an opportunity to educate people about dispossession and the consequences of it. And it’s given a focus on that day.”

    So, tell me Albo, what did say, recent Asian immigrants to Australia do? Should their kids be lectured to simply owing to not being indigenous ? One day late and we’d be speaking French and eating decent food.

  89. calli says:

    If the guy is crook then he gets a pass Lizzie. Like pregnancy.

    On that diet, Hairy will be immortal.

  90. Dot says:

    If I fought in WW2 it would have been for neo ludditism, backyard burning off, serenity now! and nuking the *”man” of steel* after we licked the less silent Axis parties (and literally wiped them off the map).

    A Luddite with nukes? Not impossible, I say, Googling grammarians.

    Ladies and gentlemen, presenting newly inSTALLED Press-a+dent, Joe Turbanashanalpressha Bidet!

  91. Nick says:

    Hopefully causes vegan relatives to split as well.

    Ask them if the bee consents to the honey they eat.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Our lunch today was boiled eggs on brown bread toast with a can of anchovies scattered over them.

    So delicious. Hairy’s cardiologist told him to limit salt, so we have little disputes about my salting of the vegetables as they boil, ease up, he calls to stay my hand; but somehow heavily salted anchovies, olives, pork crackling and similar delights readily escape the cardiologist’s noose. It’s the good sort of salty, is Hairy’s ready excuse as he chews into the Spanish anchovies today.

  93. Dot says:

    I’m not an arsonist, I was just spreading low till permaculture to the inner city.

  94. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    My entertainment for most of the day has been talking with government peoples.

    Had to get something from a Federal department thenceforth receiving several letters from another Federal Department which does the same thing. Those letters instructed me to fill out an intelligent PDF form which instructed me to ring a third Federal department which does the same thing. So I did. They told me to ring a fourth Federal department which does the same thing, who, after an hour an a half on the phone transferred me to a fifth Federal department which does the same thing, who after another hour told me I’d have to contact a sixth Federal government department who does the same thing. It was fun in a masochistic sort of way.

  95. Struth says:

    Fear and hysteria have fried your brain notafan.
    You weren’t in lock down, it never happened did it?
    You were as free as a bird, who could suggest otherwise….just the naughty people. Those bad men.
    Don’t worry about them, they’re not very nice, are they?
    Now sit down, and get a glass of water……just take it easy…..it’s not happening, everything is fine…..phooey to those people who keep on as if it was something to worry about…..all is fine…..not a problem……there is no tyranny, there’s nothing to be concerned about……that a girl, you’ll be fine……………

  96. feelthebern says:

    Good point Nick.
    Just like the reparations argument in the US, everything about what’s called reconciliation should have a level scientific method about it.
    Example, DNA testing to ensure only those who are genuinely indigenous can benefit from it.
    And some formula applied to the population regarding their level of “guilt”.
    Example, a child from two first generation Australians should have zero guilt.

  97. calli says:

    Try white anchovies. Not as salty and delish. I put them on Niçoise salad.

  98. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick

    #3736481, posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    I just saw a gratuitous anti Catholic post on FB. 

    He, he.
    A FB friend posted this earlier …

    “Invasion Day?
    OK, Invasion Day it is.
    We won.
    You lost.
    Get over it.”

    Copping a fair bit of heat, but also some solid support.
    I don’t expect the post to last until tea-time.

  99. Nick says:

    You should turn that into a song, Struth.

  100. Dot says:

    A successful 2nd generation Australian who doesn’t hate white males, the patriarchy and capitalism is just internalizing self hating racism and is a victim of the patriarchy.

    To do otherwise is to reject love and accept hate.

  101. Struth says:

    BUT PLAY A GIG AND YOU”LL KILL MY NANNA!!!!!

  102. calli says:

    Your story sounds Dickensian. The Circumlocution Office, Bruce?

  103. Dot says:

    calli
    #3736528, posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Racist.

    Go back home tomorrow.

  104. Nick says:

    BUT PLAY A GIG AND YOU”LL KILL MY NANNA!!!!!

    Great title!

  105. Dot says:

    If you’re not Rodney Rude or Bill O Chee struth, you can go root your boot in the back of your ute, you old coot.

  106. calli says:

    Sounds a bit grunge or death metal. You could do an awesome film clip to it too. Lots of bullets and maybe an atom bomb.

  107. Dot says:

    Ricky Slater wasn’t a sexual predator, he just wanted a family.

  108. notafan says:

    Tweedledum declares himself winner, takes his battle honours ie runs around brandishing his beloved rattle.

  109. feelthebern says:

    Once you go black anchovies, you never go back.

  110. jupes says:

    And some formula applied to the population regarding their level of “guilt”.
    Example, a child from two first generation Australians should have zero guilt.

    How about this for a formula:

    The whole fucking nation should have zero guilt. The lives of Aborigines improved exponentially after the arrival of the first fleet.

    Qualifier: Any harm they do to themselves in the 21st century has nothing whatsoever to do with their fellow Australians.

  111. Dot says:

    Obligatory metal music video.

    Whitechapel.

  112. Delta A says:

    Nick
    #3736481, posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Well done, Nick!

  113. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Our lunch today was boiled eggs on brown bread toast

    Dealing with all those Federal departments who do the same thing took my appetite away, so I couldn’t face lunch.

    Hairy’s cardiologist told him to limit salt

    No. I’ve seen what low sodium can do to older people. It’s not something you want to have happen. I really really emphasize that. Check blood sodium and make sure it is not too low because low sodium can be terrible. The sodium mafia have likely caused a great deal of unreported misery, it was only by chance I learned about this danger.

    Hyponatrremia

  114. feelthebern says:

    Hate speech, jupes !

  115. jupes says:

    “Yes, modern Australia, is connected with the arrival of migrants, but that had an impact, a terrible impact, a devastating impact, indeed, on First Australians.

    Yes because running naked through the scrub was such a great way to live.

  116. notafan says:

    Too hot here.

    Thinking about rereading a Noel Streatfeild but the last one was a bit twee, I adored her when I was about eight but now the thrill is gone.
    Rosemary Sutcliffe still excellent reading and I just read the first in the warlord saga by Douglas Hill; was darn good. Now to find the others. Sci fi but seemed like aimed at teen market.

    Why isn’t that a movie? Iirc written in 1980 perhaps a little bit too similar to star wars story?

    Can’t get enough of the classic star wars watched Solo last night. It pleased me.

  117. Dot says:

    Bill McClintock you absolute mad genius.

    Hip to be the Sandman!

  118. Dot says:

    Yes because running naked through the scrub was such a great way to live.

    At least one weekend a year, usually around this time of year.

    Don’t make it a habit.

  119. feelthebern says:

    I was listening to a Michael Malice podcast from a couple of years ago this morning.
    He was saying that Black Lives Matter was a product from an Internet Research Agency.

    These’s IRA’s have been funded by intelligence agencies all around the world.
    Social media has allowed these things to go viral.
    It’s all about destabilising populations.

  120. Zyconoclast says:

    Tim seems fixated on worrying about what foreigners think about our honours system.

    The case for remaking our honours system – with the help of our Indigenous traditions

    Australia’s national honours and awards system is a lost opportunity to incorporate Indigenous traditions into our shared culture, while building their recognition internationally.

    Our honours system doesn’t carry the same weight. But it could, and it’s our failure of imagination that is holding us back. With hundreds of Aboriginal languages, there are boundless possibilities that could be adopted as part of our continuing journey to elevate respect for Australia’s Indigenous heritage.

    Of course, any such proposal would need to respect Indigenous communities and be advanced through consultation. But it’s an opportunity presently missed.

    As but one of many potential examples, words such as “Ngurrakartu”, which means “custodian” among the Pintupi people around Western Australia, could be used to signify the standing and voluntary contribution of individuals who’ve taken personal responsibility for our country and its people.

    Arguably Indigenous attitudes to non-hierarchical and shared responsibility better reflects what we are seeking to recognise through our honours system – those who through their contribution to the nation have helped build it and its people.

    Domestically it would refresh the honours system and integrate our past with our present, so we can move forward together as one country. Internationally it would elevate citizens with titles that respect our past and improve global awareness of Australia as a culturally confident nation.
    It would also help redress the legacies of European settlement that led to the unfortunate loss of Indigenous languages.

  121. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Arrival of the First Fleet = teachable moment.

    Around this time of year I always re-read a few First Fleet journals and commentary. I look out and imagine Governor Philip coming into the heads and down to Sydney Cove to have a dekko, then bring the rest up from Botany Bay to enter Sydney Harbour on the 26th January. This is one of the most iconic tales of all time, and we should celebrate it with pride, for it was successful, wildly so after a rocky start.

    A similar settlement expedition in the Straits of Magellan in the sixteenth century ended in a total disaster, with settler families dying of starvation on a cold bleak point of land where overlooking it from a tour taken from our cruise I could almost feel their misery and desperation in those cold latitudes.

    Sydney delivered its usual late January thunderstorms but in general the settlers (not invaders?) found the weather clement. Yes, their arrival did signal the conclusion to the isolation from the rest of humanity of the people of Terra Australis, but these people did survive as times changed into the modern era, unlike nearly all other indigenous populations who were found in previously isolated areas. Being found late in history by a people who held ‘Enlightenment’ views about human equality was almost lucky, if viewed in that perspective.

    The colonisers at that time were far more cruel to their own kind, deemed convicts, than to any local aboriginal peoples, whom they tried to help and understand.

  122. feelthebern says:

    Yes because running naked through the scrub was such a great way to live.

    Have you been playing Rust while you’re in quarantine?

  123. Rex Mango:

    Here is a good educational video – also doesn’t sound good for Adelaide hills tonight re bushfire:

    I hadn’t really followed the air war in Vietman but Linebacker 2 looks like being an appalling stuff up from the SAC planning side. I mean, why have the bombers exfiltrate over a dense Air Defence Zone when the mission didn’t include the very munition that it was supposed to encounter?

  124. Dot says:

    I highly doubt anyone really knows in great detail what Aborigines did or did not do.

    We know about the Egyptians to the dynasties preceding unification. 4500 years ago. We know biographies of thousands of them, not just Kings.

    I thought it would be interesting to study artefacts such as trees and shellfish rwmains to map out ancient trade routes.

    On the other hand, Gammage believes in three falsehoods: a common Aboriginal culture, nation and advanced no till, wild permaculture.

    He’s off his bounce.

  125. notafan says:

    Seems Mrs Biden wasn’t divorced when she started dating Joe, nor did she get the half share in her ex husband’s very successful college bar she wanted.

    Airbrushed from this article.

    Things that make you say hmmm

    hagiography of Jill Biden

  126. Tailgunner says:

    “DrJill Biden” is maybe worse than HRC.
    Phew

  127. feelthebern says:

    Why would you drive in holiday traffic?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39fC1EzAhbQ

  128. notafan says:

    Dot

    Probably very little different to other remnant hunter gatherer groups in the world.

    Interesting to academics but we aren’t going back there, not willingly.

  129. Tailgunner says:

    Struth… Russell Brand is Awake?
    Wow.
    Nice catch
    It’s Happening
    Now is the Moment.

  130. thefrollickingmole says:

    Just found out that the girl at Cricket Australia destroying Australia Day for cricket is the son of….

    /record scratch
    And thats when i knew this day wasnt going to just like another.

    Am i missing something or is scrotum faces “son” now a “daughter”?

    How very ABCcess of them.

  131. Makka says:

    Just perfect. Rudd will hand the entire stratagem over to the CCP before nightfall;

    Scott Morrison has consulted former prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd on Australia’s strained relationship with China.

    “I’m always open to those who are experienced in these areas and both of those former prime ministers are experienced in those areas,” he told reporters in Canberra on Monday.

    Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese wrote to the prime minister last week, encouraging him to engage with both men after being approached by senior business and union leaders.

    Mr Albanese said the former prime ministers both enjoyed “significant relationships” with China.

  132. Tailgunner says:

    There’s only two choices now.
    Patriot v Traitor
    The blakfellas have to choose too.

  133. Tailgunner says:

    Boycott sjwCricket.
    Sorry.
    Go local.
    Fuck the Police

  134. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I highly doubt anyone really knows in great detail what Aborigines did or did not do.

    Can, by absence. The Egyptians had forged copper tools about 6,000 years ago in Naqada I. The cultures in Europe had quite elegant flint tools around 30,000 years ago. We have found examples of all those tools. But native copper and flint don’t much occur in Australia, and the aboriginal people didn’t show a great deal of advancement from Middle Paleolithic technology. No flint, no obsidian, no decently domesticable species. I wish it were otherwise, but Australia just never had any really useful resources except the megafauna. Once they were all eaten it became a hard unhelpful land.

  135. sfw:

    Re that missing bloke in Qld, He appears to have been alone in the bush for almost three weeks, the photo shows him to be in remarkably good condition. Something seems wrong here, he claims to have eaten mushrooms for the three weeks.

    I’d say he was very lucky.
    No one else has found the Imperial Aboriginal Hamburger Plantation which was assumed to have been destroyed by marauding White C… settlers in 1750.
    It appears he may have found the remnant growing wild.
    Meanwhile, the Aboriginal Legal Service is pursuing claims against Mr Weber for destruction of a much loved Aboriginal artifact, the aforesaid Hamburger Tree, which Mr Weber destroyed by picking the fruit which only appears every 100 years.

  136. Dot says:

    I have unshakeable faith in Scott Morrison.

    He may well appoint esteemed Treasurer Wayne Sawn as an economic adviser, Secretary to the Treasury or Governor of the RBA.

    Consulting Gillard era Ministers as a “conservative”.

    Yes, that’ll work.

  137. Dot says:

    I agree Tails.

    Stop watching pro sport, get involved, build up, play, recruit, manage, watch and have families in local leagues.

  138. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Nick
    #3736481, posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:34 pm
    I just saw a gratuitous anti Catholic post on FB. I did what any Leftist would do, report the post for bigotry.”

    Good…it’s time we started doing what the left do….no more turning other cheek.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Yes because running naked through the scrub was such a great way to live.

    Having your legs broken and being left behind to die when the tribe moved on, as punishment for breaching tribal law, was such a great way to live.

  140. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The sodium mafia have likely caused a great deal of unreported misery, it was only by chance I learned about this danger.

    Hyponatrremia

    Bruce, because I want to keep my darling Hairy alive, I read up on most of the epidemiological studies around cardiac conditions and nutrition. It is a largely unrewarding enterprise, as Hairy’s cardiologist is inclined to agree, for the studies suit the fancies of various medical eras and tend to either cancel each other out, or to have been proven quite dangerous. I think it was an extreme Pritikin diet that keeled my ex-father-in-law over in the 70’s. I read of the de-demonisation of salt and the de-demonisation of eggs with some glee. Also, the food pyramid should likely be turned upside down for better health and less diabetes, but you’ll do OK anyway even if you don’t up the meat and lower the carbs. We’re not all paleolithic males.

    A varied diet and good genes is the best you can do, I think, and keeping the frame mobile. Sunlight is helpful. A multi-vite, Vit D3, D2, Zinc and Vit C might assist immune function in times of Covid. Or not.

  141. incoherent rambler says:

    ABCess
    Like that.

  142. thefrollickingmole says:

    Struth
    #3736571, posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm
    even Russell Brand gets what many here are still denying.

    Now look what youve done, me mums upset..

    Im agreeing with Russel “deepthought” Brand.

  143. notafan says:

    I’m now going to admit to very occasionally reporting twitter accounts, don’t usually follow up but sometimes twitter send you notifications.
    A couple removed and one suspended for 30 days.

    Iirc one was inciting retribution against a private business by istandwithdannites, a couple violence against individuals one ‘glorifying war’ ie inciting terrorism in France,

    my profile tends to attract anti Catholic bigotry 🙂 perhaps I could report that too.

  144. thefrollickingmole says:

    ABCess
    Like that.

    Not mine, someone posted it here a few days ago, too good not to steal.

  145. incoherent rambler says:

    Minister Paul Fletcher lashed the public broadcaster for suggesting the two names were interchangeable.

    Cat O’Nine Tails ?

  146. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Lizzie – Re the sodium issue, one of the problems with old age is you need less food. You therefore can be prone to having imbalances just because you are taking in fewer minerals because you are taking in less to eat. Then add the incessant salt-is-bad stuff and you can find yourself in problems without knowing it.

    Who thinks to get blood sodiums? Yet it’s one of the elements most easily lost. So get blood sodium and make sure it’s not too low. Measurement beats the common reflexive sodium-is-bad cant. Very low is very bad.

  147. jupes says:

    With hundreds of Aboriginal languages, there are boundless possibilities that could be adopted as part of our continuing journey to elevate respect for Australia’s Indigenous heritage.

    I’ve got one.

    How about we rename sports bars in pubs the secret mens business bar.

    Any female who enters will be executed on the spot.

  148. Ed Case says:

    ***Something seems wrong here, he claims to have eaten mushrooms for the three weeks…Here in NE Vic you would be in a pretty sorry state after three weeks in the bush, if you survived.***

    Here’s the relevant bit:

    Mr Weber had been lost since his car got bogged on farm road off Mudlo Road on January 6, shortly after he left the Kilkivan Hotel.
    He was on his way to Caboolture.
    The way to Caboolture from Kilkivan isn’t up a farm road off Mudlo Rd..
    That’s what 40 odd years of being a pisspot does to your brain, he didn’t know where he was or where he was going. Sounds like the dam was fresh from rain, no Cane Toads around there, he was carrying a lot of condition from his All Carb diet, and after 3 weeks taking it easy under a tree was probably healthier than your average Stockbroker.

  149. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Scott Morrison has consulted former prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd on Australia’s strained relationship with China.”

    Puke.

  150. Lee says:

    Why would the PM consult a first-class dickhead like Rudd on anything?
    What has gone wrong with the Liberals in this country?

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I am not in favour of a boomerang and nulla-nulla honours system.

    It sounds rather like something Bruce Pascoe would support. Ersatz and condescending.

  152. Farmer Gez says:

    Not common but still not used or traded where it was common.
    Flint occurs in the Gambier Limestone as nodular masses at shallow depth. Erosion of the limestone by the sea along a 30 km stretch of cost from Port MacDonnell then NW to Carpenter Rocks has concentrated extensive flint deposits along the beaches. A small industry supplying limited Australian demand operated between the 1880s and 1985.

  153. Dot says:

    Voting, what about legal evidence and court cases being rigged?

    Think *Lyrebird* and dickhead Dutton’s law to legally alter metadata!

  154. Makka says:

    Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese wrote to the prime minister last week, encouraging him to engage with both men after being approached by senior business and union leaders.

    Scummo looking for a blly rub from the left.e

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Why would the PM consult a first-class dickhead like Rudd on anything?
    What has gone wrong with the Liberals in this country?

    Maybe he’s looking for clues on the habits and ways of rat-fuckers?

    With Rudd, nothing else much comes readily to mind.

  156. Dr Faustus says:

    All the public service have bosses.
    The senior ones go to meetings with the UN. like Jane Halton.
    It’s as plain as the nose on your face and it’s no conspiracy theory when they are telling you what is happening.

    Hidden Government and the Protocols of the Elders of UN?
    I’m energised…

  157. Ed Case says:

    Relax.
    Clearly, internal polling has informed Scotty that the Swinging voter is leaning toward Labor.
    Who’s the Swinging Voter’s PinUp Boy?
    Kevin Rudd.
    Join the dots, Scotty sounds like he’s going the consensus route, always popular with the Swingers in times of uncertainty, and Rudd’s not going to admit that Scotty wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

  158. Dot says:

    Thanks for the horrible hot take, Sir Gargoogley.

  159. Rex Anger says:

    Sounds like the dam was fresh from rain, no Cane Toads around there, he was carrying a lot of condition from his All Carb diet, and after 3 weeks taking it easy under a tree was probably healthier than your average Stockbroker.

    Sounds like you are a tad jealous, Grigory.

    Welp, off you go. Have fun! 🙂

    Take your socks with you for a spot of company…

  160. Lysander says:

    I get a bus most days from the swampy politbureau of East Perth homeward.

    Not a single day goes by (any Perthy cats are welcome to dispute my claim by getting on this bus or any bus around East Perth) without many very drunk, noisy and violent people getting on. Usually carrying blaring stereos, smelling like urine or faeces or both.

    The other day a youngin was beating up a lady who looked about 115 years old/25 kilos – for a goon bag. There are punchups everyday, maybe even every hour.

    I’m not using this post to chastise anyone. It is truly an absolutely tragic situation. Ironically (or not), TheirABC studios are right nearby. And TheirABCesses* think changing a date will fix this situation.

    It really is a sick proposition for these poor folks and I think a distraction of genocidal proportions.

    (*term stolen from earlier poster, with thanks)

  161. P:

    In Biden’s Catholic Faith, an Ascendant Liberal Christianity
    The New York Times – Jan. 23, 2021
    Mr. Biden, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, regularly attends Mass and speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his policies.
    And with Mr. Biden, a different, more liberal Christianity is ascendant: less focused on sexual politics and more on combating poverty, climate change and racial inequality.

    This is really distressing.
    Why isn’t the church excommunicating this monster and his entire administration?

  162. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Any female who enters will be executed on the spot.

    Now that’s a bit extreme. A few bashes around the skull with a nulla-nulla is the punishment for a first offence there provided they’ve only come to the door. Done again, or any further in to the bar, well of course, intruding on Secret Men’s Business deserves a fatal spearing.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    This is really distressing.
    Why isn’t the church excommunicating this monster and his entire administration?

    They can’t do that on Pope Frank’s watch. He’s right in there with all that green SJW stuff.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I am not in favour of a boomerang and nulla-nulla honours system.

    Ceremonial maces are quite pretty, and useful too.
    Maybe that’s why governments don’t give them out as awards anymore.

  165. kaysee says:

    JC
    #3736346, posted on January 25, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Accurate List of 2020 Election Fraud Cases Shows 81 Cases Total, 30 Still Active – And NOT ONE SINGLE COURT Has Allowed Evidence to be Argued

    There are two topics that are true and have the evidence.

    1/ There was electoral fraud in the 2020 US Election
    2/ Trump was not responsible for the Jan 6 riots.

    This is a long article. It explains these two topics and provides links. If you think you will be debating these topics in the future, you may want to save the link to this article as it contains several related links to back up some statements as well as evidence.

    Don’t Fall For The Establishment’s Tall Tales. There Was No “Violent Assault on the Capitol” and There is Abundant Evidence of Electoral Fraud

    Think intelligently. The rally for Trump on January 6 was massive, which is why the presstitutes did not show it to you. No other politician anywhere in the Western World could produce such a turnout of support. For the rest of the politicians in the West, such a turnout would be in opposition like the long-lived “yellow vest” protest in France and the massive protests in Germany against the Covid restrictions.

    […..]

    What the entire world needs to understand is that the evidence of electoral fraud–a stolen American Presidential Election–has never been presented except to a few legislators in the swing states. The media have not presented the evidence to the public, have not provided evaluations of the evidence by alternative experts. Instead the media has declared with one voice repeadedly: “There is no evidence.”

    No court has looked at the evidence. The courts avoided examining the evidence by refusing the cases on spurious grounds such as lack of standing to bring a case. Yet news sources worldwide report that the courts rejected the evidence. This false reporting is used as evidence that there is no evidence.

    No election officials in the swing states where the election was stolen have looked at the evidence, and they will not because the evidence shows how the election was stolen. Moreover, those who stole the election already know that they stole the election. They see their success in Biden’s “victory.” For them, the end justifies the means.

  166. jupes says:

    Have you been playing Rust while you’re in quarantine?

    Dunno what that is.

    Chess and jigsaws.

  167. thefrollickingmole says:

    Lysander

    Its the vile racism of the “left” which believes this is authentic traditional behavior, whereas a person of the same background holding down a job/raising a family is a “coconut”.

    The broad left have decided that the worst aspects of individual behavior is “authentic’ for that group.
    Its a vile slur.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    So get blood sodium and make sure it’s not too low.

    That’s good advice, Bruce. I’m not worried about Hairy there though. A tin of anchovies a week at least, plus everything else salty he likes to eat, and the salt grinder on the table, ignored by him but used by me
    accidently’ on his food (sorry, here’s the pepper one), and me always winning the salt in the boiling vegies battle by force of argument – you can’t seriously say you can eat even potatoes without salt? Anyway, it all gets washed away when you drain the vegies. Those two arguments may seem contradictory to a subtle logician like my husband number one, but when he’s hungry Hairy is not particularly subtle; he just lets me be as I grab the Saxa Iodised and tip away.

  169. Crossie:

    It must be a different Catholic Church than the one I know, abortion is still a deadly sin, not a sacrament. But then again, who in the media has any idea about Christianity let alone Catholicism?

    When I read this article, my immediate reaction was to burst into tears.
    Next reaction was to vomit.
    Then I decided a sausage roll might be the answer.
    It wasn’t – so instead I’ve turned off the computer – I may do something I regret.

  170. Lysander says:

    Yes FM. The duplicity is outrageous.

    I was also on a panel for a major residential development along with a sizeable group from the progressive chattering class (and a fairly well-to-do suburb). They were nearly climbing up the walls asking for indigenous art and inclusion in designs etc in recognition of former “sins.”

    I (sincerely) said if they wanted real inclusion, some of the development(s) should be earmarked for affordable housing options for them for those currently dwelling in the outer burbs.

    Silence ensued and I realised the career limiting move I had made.

  171. kaysee says:

    My entertainment for most of the day has been talking with government peoples.

    […….]
    It was fun in a masochistic sort of way.

    Bruce, I was beginning to wonder about your definition of entertainment.
    Fortunately, you added that final sentence for clarification. 🙂

  172. Roger says:

    I highly doubt anyone really knows in great detail what Aborigines did or did not do.

    Well, one thing they didn’t do: boil water.

  173. Leigh Lowe says:

    Re that missing bloke in Qld, He appears to have been alone in the bush for almost three weeks, the photo shows him to be in remarkably good condition. Something seems wrong here, he claims to have eaten mushrooms for the three weeks.

    Is it possible the close-up photo was lifted off FB or somesuch and pre-dates his little excursion?

  174. Leigh Lowe says:

    Makka

    #3736580, posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Just perfect. Rudd will hand the entire stratagem over to the CCP before nightfall;

    Scott Morrison has consulted former prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd on Australia’s strained relationship with China.

    I doubt ScoMo laid the grand plan out on the big desk.
    It is all just street theatre.

  175. Roger says:

    I (sincerely) said if they wanted real inclusion, some of the development(s) should be earmarked for affordable housing options for them for those currently dwelling in the outer burbs.

    Never overestimate a virtue signaller.

  176. Leigh Lowe says:

    notafan

    #3736597, posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I’m now going to admit to very occasionally reporting twitter accounts, don’t usually follow up but sometimes twitter send you notifications.

    Shhhh.
    Don’t tell Stimpy.
    He doesn’t like dibber-dobbing, whatever the cause.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    They were nearly climbing up the walls asking for indigenous art

    That’s much better than what passes for art in other cultures these days. A housing block with indigenous art pieces and installations would be rather nice. Otherwise you may as well just move the porcelain toilets into the foyer and stick urinals along the corridor walls .

    The aboriginal batik ladies in Utopia do fine stuff.

  178. Knuckle Dragger says:

    BoN:

    ‘So get blood sodium and make sure it’s not too low.’

    Lizzie:

    ‘That’s good advice, Bruce.’

    Oh ho ho ho. You two will have some ‘splaining to do when Ed gets here.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    „The shrinking world was becoming too small to permit a whole people to be set aside in a vast protected anthropological museum where they would try to perpetuate the merits and defects of a way of life that had vanished elsewhere, a way of life that – so long as it continued – would deprive millions of foreign people of the food and fibres that could have been grown on the land.“

    — Geoffrey Blainey A Shorter History of Australia (1994)

  180. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘he claims to have eaten mushrooms for the three weeks’

    I think there’s a teensy little hole in that chap’s story. And that is – the whole thing’s horseshit.

    Nobody looks like that after three weeks of mushies. Look at him. He looks like he spent the whole time at Sizzler.

  181. MatrixTransform says:

    as I grab the Saxa Iodised and tip away

    Stop murdering food
    please

    get rid of the iodized
    buy some sea salt, flossy salt, or kosher salt for boiling vege
    salty like the sea … like a table spoon per litre (depends which salt)
    vege CANNOT be cooked without salt. It will be tasteless mush
    same with pasta

    buy some Maldon salt (or the flaky kosher salt) for adding to food after cooking

    other sources of salt …
    anchovy (Nocchiero brand)
    olives
    feta and other cheeses
    pickle
    miso
    etc

  182. Dot says:

    vege CANNOT be cooked without salt. It will be tasteless mush

    Learn to cook, bro.

    Mirepoix is a way of getting salt “cheaply”.

    Among other methods and flavourings.

  183. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    This is becoming fun.

    Australia Hits Back At Google, Facebook: It’s “Inevitable” You’ll Soon Pay For Hosting Australian News

    Neither side is backing down after weeks of standoff between the Australian government and Google over proposed legislation aimed at better compensating and rewarding local news publishers, while bringing greater transparency to the way algorithms employed by Google, Facebook, and YouTube work.

    Canberra is now finalizing the bill which will require Google to obtained licenses for all content published by Australian news companies.

    Seeing that Goolag did a deal last week with the Frogs to pay for their content the Googoos aren’t exactly negotiating from a strong position. And pulling the plug on us would cause some most interesting headlines, seeing they’ve pissed off at least half of America. I hope ScoMo doesn’t cave.

  184. dopey says:

    Lizzie. Any guests from the Upper Northern Beaches?

  185. kaysee says:

    It must be a different Catholic Church than the one I know, abortion is still a deadly sin, not a sacrament. But then again, who in the media has any idea about Christianity let alone Catholicism?

    Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?

    With Biden, a different question must be asked, one that is focused less on the commander-in-chief and more on the Church: How will the Catholic hierarchy treat a president who rejects aspects of Catholic moral teaching?

    On Inauguration Day, the USCCB issued a strong statement expressing hope that Biden reverses his immoral plans to expand abortion. Shockingly, one of the bishops’ conference’s own members, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, responded by condemning the statement and not Biden’s policy positions. This sends a message of confusion and contradiction on a clear moral issue.

    Speaking with a reporter, Cardinal [Wilton] Gregory [of Washington, D.C.] declared that he would allow Biden to receive Holy Communion. The cardinal’s words send a strong message of confusion to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. They give the appearance that, at least in Washington, Biden’s rejection of Catholic teaching is acceptable and undeserving of rebuke. Yet that is not what the Catholic Church teaches.

    As is often the case, the comments to an article can be far more informative.
    Faithful Catholics following the teachings of the Faith
    vs
    catholics (woke progressives) wanting to modernise the Church.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Lizzie. Any guests from the Upper Northern Beaches?

    Nope. Everyone seems to have gone to ground up there.

    Maybe next week I will go up for a coffee and lunch with a few. I have an honorary insider status up there, but I don’t know if that will survive Covid. It might though, because I am taking the risk leaving the secure eastern harbour zone, bringing in news of the wider world. 🙂

  187. H B Bear says:

    Strange that the Lieborals look like they are going to die on the Google hill. They must think Rupe has some power left. They would be wrong as usual.

  188. incoherent rambler says:

    Yep HB.
    Goggle and allies can swing more votes than News.

  189. H B Bear says:

    …because I am taking the risk leaving the secure eastern harbour zone, bringing in news of the wider world. 🙂

    Why bother? The whole point of the Eastern Suburbs is never having to leave unless you are in a box or go broke.

  190. johanna says:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3736499, posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Calli, to be fair to them, the husband has had a serious digestive cancer. We were aware of that and would have been careful in what we offered anyway, hence a simple cold collation; but this is a different sort of bender they are on. An anti-cancer health kick with no lovely cured meats.

    Having cancer does indeed induce all kinds of irrational behaviour and magical thinking, just look at Steve Jobs. He thought that living on carrot juice instead of having conventional treatment would save him.

    When I bought this house, the woman who sold it to me was being treated for cancer. I found out after moving in that she must have decided that insecticides might be fatal to her. I spent the first twelve months here with spray cans in every room, as the multitude of creepy crawlies whose eggs were lurking in corners and under carpets hatched out. Spiders, moths, beetles, silverfish – all kinds of things. The house was spotlessly clean when I moved in, but as I discovered, there are a multitude of places where eggs can be hiding.

    It took a full year’s cycle of bug reproduction for me to get rid of them all, but good old Mortein products did the trick in the end.

    As I said, the only explanation I can think of is that she refused to use insecticides because of her cancer. The house was very clean when I viewed it and had just been renovated, so she must have allowed the bug build up quite knowingly.

  191. H B Bear says:

    Goggle and allies can swing more votes than News.

    In fairness, I suppose they were never Lieboral votes anyway. Perhaps they are learning.

  192. MatrixTransform says:

    Mirepoix

    I was shacked up with a chef for a while
    a friend told me, “all chefs are mental”
    he was right

  193. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Well, one thing they didn’t do: boil water.

    And with non-shade temperatures in summer over 50c, on some of their territory, they were half way there.

  194. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3736666, posted on January 25, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Strange that the Lieborals look like they are going to die on the Google hill. They must think Rupe has some power left. They would be wrong as usual.

    Yep.
    I was OK with them saying that content should be paid for.
    But when Gongle called their bluff and suggested they might drop the content altogether, they then went into “you vill use it and you vill pay for it” mode.
    Stupid.
    Let the MSM and Gongle sort it out.

  195. calli says:

    Scott Morrison has consulted former prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd on Australia’s strained relationship with China.”

    Incapable of using all his so-called “expertise” to actually build up an genuine, productive business with China, the fat headed Dyson* is back, sucking up more tax dollars.

    * they never, ever lose suction

  196. WX says:

    Winston Smith
    #3736585, posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Approved of. More please.

  197. H B Bear says:

    I was shacked up with a chef for a while a friend told me, “all chefs are mental” he was right

    Bourdain was an A grade tosser but Kitchen Confidential was a good read.

  198. calli says:

    other sources of salt …
    anchovy (Nocchiero brand)
    olives
    feta and other cheeses
    pickle
    miso
    etc

    *shocked*

    You forgot Vegemite!

  199. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Let the MSM and Gongle sort it out.

    I like the government being involved.
    That creates much more chance of utter chaos.
    Fight you bastards!

  200. johanna says:

    Oh, and thanks for asking, re the friends who sacked me for political reasons after 40 years of harmony, no, they haven’t relented. The most recent one, which happened late last year, particularly hurt because she had never been very interested in politics before. But at the beginning of last year one of her daughters, a red hot leftie, moved back to town after living interstate and overseas for a long time, and she seems to have ‘radicalised’ her mother into thinking that conservatives are just plain bad people.

    I have known this lass for all of her life, BTW. At some level she must realise that it’s nonsense.

    There really is no way of getting through that mindset from the outside, especially when you have been excommunicated.

    Sad, but such is life. A lot of people have been stabbed in the back for political reasons over the last couple of years, and mine is by no means the worst example – look at the guy in the US whose kid dobbed him in to The Authorities. Now, that’s savage.

  201. H B Bear says:

    Ooops. The first rule of Book Club is you don’t talk about Book Club.

  202. Top Ender says:

    Also from WA:

    A Labor senator has come under fire after she labelled Australia Day a celebration of “white supremacy”.

    Sue Lines, a senator for Western Australia who is also the deputy president of the senate, wrote on her Facebook page that it was time to change the date of Australia Day.

    “Australia Day celebrates white supremacy and the legacy of colonisation that is directly linked to the various ways we continue to fail First Nations people,” she wrote.

    “It’s wrapped up in modern racist policies like the cashless debit card, with deaths in custody and our failure to close the gap.

    She said the current date commemorated the arrival of Arthur Phillips in Sydney in 1788, which began “a destructive era of colonisation, genocide and dispossession”.

    “It is time to end the formal celebration of Australia Day on the 26th of January,” she wrote.

    “This isn’t about guilt or shame, it is about being honest about our past and respecting our First nations people.”

    Senator Lines also paid for the comments to be promoted on the Facebook platform.

    The comments and their promotion were seized upon by WA opposition leader Zak Kirkup, who described the post as “shameful and wholly unacceptable”.

    “That statement by one of the most senior Labor politicians here in Western Australia is divisive,” he said.

    “We’ve seen the continued polarisation of politics globally, and the language used here by Labor to divide Australians among themselves fails to deal with the actual issues that confront Aboriginal people in Western Australia.”

    Mr Kirkup, whose paternal grandfather was Aboriginal, does not want the date of Australia Day to change and said the issue of the date had never been raised with him in his meetings with Indigenous communities around WA.

    “Whether I’m up in Kununurra or in Geraldton or in Aboriginal communities in the Goldfields, not a single person there talks to me about changing the date,” he said.

    “They want to make sure they have a government that addresses the challenges of the future. To end the cycle of violence and abuse and the failure to address the issues of poverty.”

    Ms Lines’ state Labor colleague, WA treasurer and Aboriginal affairs minister Ben Wyatt, described the senator’s comments as “silly”.

    “That sort of rhetoric doesn’t help the debate because a lot of really good decent Australians who celebrate Australia Day will be quite offended by that comment,” he said.

    Mr Wyatt, who is Indigenous, has long said that he believes the date will eventually change but only when there is a push from the Commonwealth government and widespread community support for the move.

    “The average Australian in my view celebrates Australia Day because of all the positive things we’ve become as a nation perhaps without thinking where the date comes from, that is the settlement of the NSW colony,” he said.

    He said it was not a topic that was “high on the agenda” in the conversations he has with Aboriginal people in WA.

    Oz

  203. H B Bear says:

    other sources of salt …

    Anything with flavour.

  204. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Haha, Seven is about to air an interview with Mr Mushrooms.

  205. H B Bear says:

    Expect a bit of idiocy from the West. It’s election time.

  206. Leigh Lowe says:

    Conventional treatment is rational? I doubt you’ll be alive in three years time with an attitude like that.

    Got any stats on how carrot juice and apricot kernels stack up against chemo, radiation and surgery.
    (“My uncle had three courses of chemo and still died” is not a scientific study.)?

  207. Tom says:

    Peta Credlin may have been a political heavyweight a decade ago, but she is now a media lightweight.

    Alan Jones should have her prime time 6pm slot on Sky News in direct competition with the the commercial TV news services. Credlin’s continuing prime time slot just demonstrates Sky management’s ‘s commercial idiocy.

  208. WX says:

    For military history nerds.

    Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraq 2005 – 2009. U.S. Army history, approximately 88 pages.
    Free PDF download (from official U.S. Army website).

  209. Leigh Lowe says:

    What is this “Sky” you speak of, Tom?

  210. Ed Case says:

    Steve Jobs ended up being talked into having radical surgery and that’s what killed him.
    The carrot juice story is MSM/Big Pharma bullshit.

  211. WX says:

    The U.S. Naval War College Review is also available as a free pdf download for those with an interest in maritime matters.

  212. Old Lefty says:

    Cue for an ugly display of rancid sectarian bigotry from the woke left and it’s organ at the ABC:

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-25/malka-leifer-extradited-to-australia-to-face-sex-abuse-charges/13090106

  213. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    An Editorial huddle at ABCess HQ. “Shit, Fletcher’s on the warpath. We need more funding pronto. And then there’s Senate estimates where they ask inflammatory questions. We had better get out a press release ASAP.”

    “In light of some mis-reporting on this issue, to be abundantly clear: The ABC’s policy is to use the term Australia Day, as it always has. As the editorial advice states, other terms can be used when they are appropriate in certain contexts. This does not mean they are used interchangeably,” the statement said.

  214. Leigh Lowe says:

    Oh.
    Yes.
    Riiiigght.

  215. thefrollickingmole says:

    “all chefs are mental”

    Factchek: True.

    Anybody hear bird noises?

  216. I was shacked up with a chef for a while
    a friend told me, “all chefs are mental”
    he was right

    Anybody who says there is no justification for private ownership of semi-automatic firearms, has never employed chefs.

  217. Old Lefty says:

    If they succeed in shifting Australia Day, the next target will be Christmas. The wokists in Jacindarella’s NZ and it’s counterpart of the ABC have already started their campaign.

  218. Leigh Lowe says:

    Little known fact:-
    Steve Jobs died of coronavirus.

  219. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ballababy Lady! The Hun:

    ‘A pregnant Ballarat woman arrested in her home over allegedly organising an anti-lockdown protest is stressed by court proceedings and wants to “enjoy” her pregnancy, a court has heard.

    ‘Zoe Buhler, 28, appeared via video link in Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where magistrate Letizia Torres agreed to give her an earlier date in late February while the prosecution consider the defence’s proposal for a diversion, which would allow the defendant to avoid a criminal record.’

    Adjourned to 25 February, with the court already indicating they will consider diversion. Which amounts to zero, and is something the jacks could have done in the first place. Or, the jacks could not have turned up at all.

    I still reckon the Ballarat jacks walked themselves into a trap, albeit one set by a clueless suburban bogan chick. This will be a millstone around their necks for eternity.

  220. calli says:

    🎶 🦜

  221. Leigh Lowe says:

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    Mushroom guy just on Nein News.
    Mad as a meat-axe.

  222. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    “all chefs are mental”

    Lady who ran our local watering hole claimed pub chefs came in three categories – alcoholic, maniac depressive or homosexual “and the one we just got rid of was all three.”

  223. Dot says:

    Melinda Gates quit her job and married her boss. Now she lectures society.

    When Will We Reach Gender Equality?
    15,059 views•Sep 25, 2019

    Harvard Business Review
    288K subscribers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HchyqPO8K0I

  224. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ba-KAAARK.

  225. Leigh Lowe says:

    KD at 6:39.
    Looks like she is running the playbook published on FB by an ex-Jack a while ago.
    Use every trick in the book to screw them around.
    Pull sickies at late notice, ask for deferral of hearings, yada, yada.
    A pregnant lady or one with a new-born babe should be able to run this for ages.

  226. Leigh Lowe says:

    So Milano.
    How did they kill Jobs?
    And who are they?
    Are they adherents of a particular faith?

  227. Dot says:

    Anybody who says there is no justification for private ownership of semi-automatic firearms, has never employed chefs.

    I still simp for Charlene Baltimore.

  228. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Graeme – Jobs had pancreatic. Dunno why but it’s a bastard form of the big C. It finally even got RBG.

  229. Dot says:

    The real red pill is that Jesus and More’ Hamad were diversions from the true faith.

    You must become a small hat to not live their curse.

    Bird brain explosion in t minus 5, 4, 3…

  230. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Use every trick in the book to screw them around.’

    Oh yeah. Wait till there’s a medical certificate from Dr Howlong in her hot little paw for ‘post-natal depression*’. Complete withdrawal of the lot will follow.

    *Stop it. Yes it is a real thing. However, yes I also think she will fake it to make the jacks’ lives as difficult as possible, and in this circumstance – rightly so.

  231. Knuckle Dragger says:

    My personal favourite is ‘sentenced to imprisonment until the rising of the court’, which means whoever it is sits there until the beak needs to have a piss or something. When he or she stands up, everyone else stands up. The court has then ‘risen’ and out the door you go.

    Allegedly.

  232. Dot says:

    Glug glug.

    Cancel Culture Doesn’t Exi—

    Memeology 101

    New York Times journo gets fired after NYT misinterpreted her Biden Tweet and took it in a negative way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NleGnS5wkfk

  233. MatrixTransform says:

    Dot.
    Has a Dick Dastardly mustachio

  234. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Sue Lines, a senator for Western Australia who is also the deputy president of the senate, wrote on her Facebook page that it was time to change the date of Australia Day.

    Who she?? There are so many cranky/mad wimmin in the Senate these days they create their own fog.

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