Open Forum: February 27, 2021

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  1. covid ate my homework says:

    Barda bing

  2. Rockdoctor says:

    Wheee 1

  3. Rockdoctor says:

    Bugga

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Sliante to all on the Cat!

  5. Knuckle Dragger says:

    This thread dedicated to the Little Missing Foot with Sea Lice That Could.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    This thread dedicated to the Little Missing Foot with Sea Lice That Could.

    Pay that one, K.D

  7. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The US businesschick that invented Spanx, Sara Blakely, turns 50 today.

    So much cash to be made from false advertising.

  8. Knuckle Dragger says:

    27 February is also International Polar Bear Day.

    Racist white bastard things.

  9. Knuckle Dragger says:

    It would appear that lady-armed LNP manbunnery practitioner Zak Kirkup has rolled over a fortnight before election day (the Hun):

    ‘Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has waved the white flag to Premier Mark McGowan more than two weeks before Western Australia’s election, saying he does not want to “treat people like mugs” by ignoring the inevitable.

    ‘In a humiliating admission, Mr Kirkup said many people were telling him the Premier’s job would be declared safe on March 13.

    ‘“We have to acknowledge that because I don’t want to treat people like mugs,” he tweeted on Thursday.

    ‘“I’m not going to stop fighting, but I’m not going to pretend and make this election about something it’s not.”’

    Cheesy little pancake of a man.

  10. It would appear that lady-armed LNP manbunnery practitioner Zak Kirkup has rolled over a fortnight before election day (the Hun):

    Favourite part: Post election, it is possible that National Party will be the opposition party.

    & the Liberal Party caucus will be able to hold meetings only if turns out that two of them get elected.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    It would appear that lady-armed LNP manbunnery practitioner Zak Kirkup has rolled over a fortnight before election day (the Hun):

    The Western Australian Liberals know they will go down in a screaming heap with Zac Kirkup. Their potential saviour sees themselves as waiting in the wings to gallop to the rescue, after the election….

  12. Steve trickler says:

    Aida from Australia is gorgeous….. she is!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xgYYYlK1zU

  13. Steve trickler says:

    5 months on the road costing about $1100 a week.

    The Big Lap of WA

  14. Steve trickler says:

    Stupid fucking dickheads at RAC WA. Biggest bunch of morons on the planet with their EV Shit.

  15. Steve trickler says:

    RAC WA. Stick your HORIZONS magazine up your arse!

  16. Steve trickler says:

    Greta has been proverbially been booted. 18+ now. Her handlers are wankers. Parents included. Manipulated.

    Do not rule her out waking up to all this bullshit.

  17. bespoke says:

    1st 😎

  18. bespoke says:

    Mark A says:
    February 26, 2021 at 10:43 pm
    Interesting Question,

    why do all the planets’ moons in the solar system have a name and ours doesn’t?

    First off the line, like war ships?

  19. Crossie says:

    bespoke says:
    February 27, 2021 at 5:33 am
    Mark A says:
    February 26, 2021 at 10:43 pm
    Interesting Question,

    why do all the planets’ moons in the solar system have a name and ours doesn’t?

    First off the line, like war ships?

    It does, it’s Luna.

  20. bespoke says:

    Ok thanks, Crossie.

  21. Dot says:

    Barry Moon.

    Known as Barrington Moon or Moony McMoonface to friends.

    Besides, Annie told me earth has two secret geosynchronous moons above each magnetic pole.

  22. Entropy says:

    I have been a bit busy lately. What is the Leak cartoon about?

  23. miltonf says:

    The ‘doctor’ from Pleasurechook’s government tearing up Beryl’s bill. Does show how small, mean, spoilt and infantile 21st century politicians are. Rubbish people.

  24. feelthebern says:

    bin Salman (crook/butcher) signed off on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi (thief/crook/wannabe butcher who had managed to get Bezos pay him for semi regular opinion columns in his newspaper).
    Who.
    Gives.
    A.
    Shit.

  25. Entropy says:

    Bill for what?

  26. March says:

    Footage of Bill Peach at the top of Mt Warning in 1975. Since that time 3-4 million have made the summit journey and the summit looks outstanding yet some are of the view the summit has been “desecrated”. Parks authorities ignore the evidence and side with the myth makers. Modern Australia – where the truth counts for nothing.

    https://righttoclimb.blogspot.com/2021/02/mt-warning-peachs-australia-december.html

  27. miltonf says:

    Some China bug bullshit allowing them to play the NSW vs Qld game. It would be pathetic if it wasn’t so destructive.

  28. feelthebern says:

    Biden gave Putin the heads up on the Syrian bombing.

  29. feelthebern says:

    Compare the blanket coverage of the Soleimani assassination to the blanket smother of yesterday’s bombing in Syria.
    The legacy media has lost their social licence to operate.

  30. calli says:

    Stephen Miles ripping up a bill for hotel quarantine from Gladys.

    NSW is bearing most of the burden, regardless of the home state of hotel guests. Queensland is not taking what others view as their fair share. Miles’ contention is that the Feds should be paying.

    It’s all a stunt of course, designed to wedge Morrison and Gladys. Because we don’t seem to have any serious problems to be attended to any more.

  31. feelthebern says:

    Stephen Miles or Simon Birmingham.
    Who is the bigger retard?

  32. calli says:

    Miles always looks as if he’s trying to hold in deadly flatulence. And failing.

  33. caveman says:

    Queensland Olympic Games are for Queenslanders, hmmmmm ok.

  34. feelthebern says:

    Iowahawk tweeted this overnight.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/23/revealed-migrant-worker-deaths-qatar-fifa-world-cup-2022

    The Qatar world cup needs to be boycotted.
    Incredible how newly minted social justice warrior Craig Foster has run dead on this.

  35. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Paul Joseph Watson nails it….”Biden Diversity Strikes Syria”….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-7mP_YEJ1U

  36. Crossie says:

    feelthebern says:
    February 27, 2021 at 7:38 am
    Biden gave Putin the heads up on the Syrian bombing.

    Or whoever gave the order, Biden would have been told afterwards so he couldn’t blurt it out beforehand.

  37. Crossie says:

    caveman says:
    February 27, 2021 at 7:45 am
    Queensland Olympic Games are for Queenslanders, hmmmmm ok.

    ——————

    Correct because by then we will be into the thirteenth year of lockdowns.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Khashoggi was dirty, Saudi had as much right to plug him as the US did for Soleimani.

    The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi – Sultan Knish (2018)

  39. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “bin Salman (crook/butcher) signed off on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi (thief/crook/wannabe butcher who had managed to get Bezos pay him for semi regular opinion columns in his newspaper).
    Who.
    Gives.
    A.
    Shit.”

    Agree….Khashoggi was a nasty piece of work and anyway, wasn’t his murder just “different norms in each country”?

  40. calli says:

    Thanks Cassie. PJW does the best rants.

    Bomb Back Better

    with inclusivity and compassion.

  41. feelthebern says:

    If Bezos didn’t give Khashoggi the shingle, no one would have given a shit.

  42. Rorschach says:

    The cleanup continues…. Durham resignes.

    https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/u-s-attorney-for-connecticut-john-durham-resigns/2432294/

    The place is just so corrupt. I honestly would not have believed how only six months ago! And I thought it was really bad.

  43. miltonf says:

    Stephen Miles or Simon Birmingham.
    Who is the bigger retard?

    The question shows both major parties are really one party- the Uniparty. Only members of the political class are welcome but regular citizen can pay subs and donate.

  44. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “feelthebern says:
    February 27, 2021 at 7:42 am
    Stephen Miles or Simon Birmingham.
    Who is the bigger retard?”

    Miles……by miles.

  45. miltonf says:

    The place is just so corrupt. I honestly would not have believed how only six months ago! And I thought it was really bad.

    Agree and we have Trump to thank for the expose. He is good otherwise the establishment, exemplified by the dirty old woman the fouls the speaker’s chair in the HoR, wouldn’t feel the need to destroy him.

  46. bespoke says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    February 27, 2021 at 7:48 am
    Paul Joseph Watson nails it….”Biden Diversity Strikes Syria”….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-7mP_YEJ1U

    Yes hes does sarcasm well unlike that pommy guy who looked constipated trying to hard to be intellectual.

  47. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Yes hes does sarcasm well unlike that pommy guy who looked constipated trying to hard to be intellectual.”

    Who’s that?

  48. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Biscuits are qwerty.

    Oreo Cookie Brand Declares ‘Trans People Exist’ as Anti-1A ‘Equality Act’ Works Through Congress (25 Feb)

    The official Twitter account of Nabisco’s Oreo shared a post merely saying “Trans people exist” on Thursday, the day the House of Representatives passed the anti-First Amendment “Equality Act.”

    I think Oreos should be reserved for trannies and no other people should be allowed to buy them.

  49. Rorschach says:

    And the reset in the Middle East continues… Biden sets sanctions against Saudi individuals who supposedly were involved in the Khashoggi affair. (Travel and confiscation of assets).

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-impose-sanctions-visa-bans-184941123.html

    Will MBS be next?

  50. bespoke says:

    Can’t remember his name, Cassie. Assard or something UK based.

  51. Ed Case says:

    David Rowe nails it today.
    Peter Dutton running the Brittany Higgins strategy, feet up on Scotty’s desk.
    He must have the wood on Morrison over this.
    Faithful dopey hound Craig Kelly under the desk wondering whose going to feed him.

  52. feelthebern says:

    Rorschach, K Street loves this.
    Saudi despots pay so much to get their billionaires row apartments exempt from US sanctions.

  53. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “bespoke says:
    February 27, 2021 at 8:16 am
    Can’t remember his name, Cassie. Assard or something UK based.”

    Sargon of Akkad? Oh yes…Sargon’s okay. He’s a bit verbose but he does good stuff. He’s on the right side and he’s been fighting the cultural wars for years. He was kicked off Twitter back in 2017….long before anyone else. When he was banned from twitter everyone just shrugged their shoulders. Sargon, along with Milo, warned that the tech giants will come for you next.

  54. feelthebern says:

    It’s incredible the lengths some will go to say Khashoggi was part of the media so is some saintly hero.
    Also incredible is the lengths the very same people will go to say Assange was not part of the media.
    Or they run dead on Assange.

  55. bespoke says:

    Sargon of Akkad

    That’s him cheers, Cassie.

  56. custard says:

    Today is the 50th day of the Military Lockdown of Washington DC.

    It’s also the 37th day since grandpa earpiece held an unaccompanied press conference.

    I wonder if we will actually see footage of him departing AF1 in Houston today?

  57. Boambee John says:

    feelthebern says:
    February 27, 2021 at 8:23 am
    It’s incredible the lengths some will go to say Khashoggi was part of the media so is some saintly hero.
    Also incredible is the lengths the very same people will go to say Assange was not part of the media.
    Or they run dead on Assange.

    Then there was the – How shall I describe it? – minimalist approach to the murder of Daniel Pearl. But then, he was Joo ish, so therefore less important to the media.

  58. Struth says:

    The move was hailed by Republican legislators in Arizona.

    Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, told news outlets after the judge’s ruling that their move was “never about overturning the election, it was about the integrity of the Arizona election system.”

    “This was always about voter integrity and the integrity of the voting system itself,” Fann added.

    State Sen. Warren Petersen, a Republican, confirmed that the Senate will go through with a “forensic audit” of Maricopa’s Nov. 3 election results. Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, saw more than 2.1 million people vote during the last election.

    But Bill Gates, the vice-chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, wrote Friday that the county has “nothing to hide,” adding that officials have “conducted three fully transparent audits, including two forensic audits by independent, qualified and outside Vote System Testing Laboratories.”

  59. Leigh Lowe says:

    Yeah, that Bill Gates.
    Or are they cloning him already?

  60. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “But Bill Gates, the vice-chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, wrote Friday that the county has “nothing to hide,””

    Umm….Struth dear, I don’t think it’s the same Bill Gates. I’m pretty sure that there’s more than one Bill Gates in the USA. Not an uncommon first name or surname.

  61. Leigh Lowe says:

    Umm….Struth dear, I don’t think it’s the same Bill Gates.

    All aboard the Paranoia Express.
    Standby for an “only joking”.

  62. JohnJJJ says:

    Khashoggi : What! You mean a king killed his enemy… well….. who-da-thought.

  63. Leigh Lowe says:

    From the Oz on the Sandshoe Swindler:-

    Some thought foul play, before details of her wrongdoing emerged and speculation quickly turned to her doing a runner just hours after a raid on her home by the Australian Federal Police and the corporate watchdog.

    “Doing a runner”?
    Really?

  64. Struth says:

    Last night Bernardi was getting better, but next show was the diversity pick old cross dresser from our prestigious armed forces officer class, who proved without a doubt that he, and that mung bean eating scrawny drop kick who’s name escapes me, such is his presence and charisma, ……Sheridan isn’t it, are no more than male socialites sucking Liberal party ….you know what. A pathetic attack on what was the liberal party base and Craig Kelly, using all the terms like “populist” and “conspiracy theory” etc.
    Party hacks to a disgraceful degree.

  65. Struth says:

    Bingo, I’ll take your word for it. Love it when I get other people to research for me.
    Are you sure it’s not the Bill Gates?
    Gives me more time to write my great slabs of texts in the morning.
    Keep up the good work.

  66. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Sheridan isn’t it, are no more than male socialites sucking Liberal party ….you know what. A pathetic attack on what was the liberal party base and Craig Kelly, using all the terms like “populist” and “conspiracy theory” etc.”

    Sheridan is a disgrace…….I gave up reading him back in 2016. He’s a hysteric. The only good thing Sheridan has done over the last four years is his robust defence of Pell on Insiders last May or June….can’t remember what month. Oh and since when is Sheridan an expert at Covid treatments?

    I note that on the front page of the Oz (I can’t read the articles) that there’s a hack piece smearing and attacking Craig Kelly by that perpetually confused Grace Collier.

  67. Leigh Lowe says:

    … and that mung bean eating scrawny drop kick who’s name escapes me …

    Is it Bill Gates?

  68. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Bingo, I’ll take your word for it. Love it when I get other people to research for me.
    Are you sure it’s not the Bill Gates?
    Gives me more time to write my great slabs of texts in the morning.
    Keep up the good work.

    Is your name Bob…Struth? Have you transitioned?

  69. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Are you sure it’s not the Bill Gates?

    That Bill Gates is nuttier.

    Bill Gates on Climate Change: All the Coral and Trees will Die (26 Feb)

    According to Bill Gates, if we don’t mend our evil ways the equator will be uninhabitable, except when temperate regions will freeze, and forests and coral reefs will die.

    One wonders what the poor reefs did during the Holocene Climatic Optimum when temperatures were 2-3 degrees higher than today.

  70. Nick says:

    Greta has been proverbially been booted. 18+ now. Her handlers are wankers. Parents included. Manipulated.

    Do not rule her out waking up to all this bullshit.

    Somehow, white males will be blamed for taking advantage of an obviously mentally affected minor.

  71. Struth says:

    Bill gates with all the expensive sports cars, planes, yachts and mansions trying to get us all to stop eating meat to save the planet.

  72. Leigh Lowe says:

    It’s not “research”.
    Google “Bill Gates Maricopa Board of Supervisors” and you get lots of local news articles accompanied by photos of a guy who is definitely not Bill “Microsoft” Gates.
    If, on the other hand, you Google “Bill Gates election fraud” and cut and paste too quickly …
    As Cassie says, don’t be a Bobby Numbers.

  73. Leigh Lowe says:

    Struth says:

    February 27, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Bill gates with all the expensive sports cars, planes, yachts and mansions trying to get us all to stop eating meat to save the planet.

    … who is not on the Maricopa Board of Deputies.
    Never has been.

  74. 1735099 says:

    The Poms were always a bit thin-skinned.
    No sense of humour…

    England women’s star Alexandra Hartley thought she’d make light of the situation, cracking a joke about the men losing so quickly. With tongue firmly in cheek, the spinner suggested it was nice of Root’s team to give the girls some clean air for their second ODI against New Zealand today.
    “Nice of the England boys to get this Test match finished just before England Women play tonight,” she tweeted, followed by four clapping hands emojis.

    But the joke didn’t go down well with everyone. England opener Rory Burns, who was dropped in the third Test to make way for Zak Crawley, responded on social media.
    “Very disappointing attitude considering all the ‘boys’ do to support the women’s game,” he wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.

  75. Struth says:

    Is your name Bob…Struth? Have you transitioned?

    If you keep that sort of nonsense up, it’ll be back in the kitchen with you as well.
    Right now you are not like the rest of the screechy wimmenses and awarded (by special dispensation of all the chauvinists here), special “honorary white male” privileges, that we white males are just born with.

  76. Farmer Gez says:

    Unsurprising from Dr Stone.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-27/sharman-stone-calls-out-secret-mens-business-rape-allegations/13198964

    I had a brush with Sharman on a lobbying effort in Canberra years ago. We visited all sides and were kindly received and given an attentive airing with the notable exception of Sharman Stone.
    Imperious and disinterested in the extreme. She had decided her position and no amount of contrary fact would shift her.
    A dead cold fish.

  77. H B Bear says:

    Who doesn’t love a word salad with breakfast?

  78. another ian says:

    “Gates To Gate Internet “Truth” ”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/gates-to-gate-internet-truth/

    “If this doesn’t scare the hell out of you, you are not fully awake yet.”

    “In other words, orchestrated organized Group Think based on the most fanatic screamers who volunteer or are paid by Soros & his NGOs. Resistance if futile, you will be absorbed into The Body…”

  79. Nick says:

    The Qatar world cup needs to be boycotted.
    Incredible how newly minted social justice warrior Craig Foster has run dead on this.

    Bern, he has his mind on better things such as installing stickers saying ‘racism has NO place in this street’ in racist hot spots such as Annandale. I made some Lefty friends cross when I reminded them that a plan to house refugees in the disused Callan Park complex was voted down by residents.

    Friend: but a major refugee advocate lives in Annandale!
    Me: but of course.

  80. custard says:

    Had Durham finished what he was tasked to do? I have no idea 🤷‍♂️

    Nothing makes sense in DC anymore.

    Any announcements about the SOTU yet or is that actually happening this weekend in Florida?

  81. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The Poms were always a bit thin-skinned.
    No sense of humour…”

    Really racist…a country that has “no sense of humour” yet produced such comedy gems as….

    Dad’s Army
    Till Death Do Us Part
    Faulty Towers
    Father Ted
    Blackadder
    Black Books
    Keeping up Appearances
    The Office
    Only Fools and Horses
    Ab Fab
    The Vicar of Dibley

    to name just a few.

    Oh yes….the “Poms” have no sense of humour.

  82. Struth says:

    I never once stated the “Microsoft” Bill was that guy. I just highlighted it, bunged it on here and went elsewhere.
    Thank you for doing my research for me.
    There’s no one more dedicated in finding out the truth then those itching to take down somebody with it.
    I knew I could rely on that.
    Now I’m going for more stories, that was just a side one I was reading.

  83. lotocoti says:

    Think you’ve seen it all?
    Now you have.

  84. Nick says:

    Seriously Struth, Adam Smith from Gympie isn’t the father of Economics you know ?

  85. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “If you keep that sort of nonsense up, it’ll be back in the kitchen with you as well.
    Right now you are not like the rest of the screechy wimmenses and awarded (by special dispensation of all the chauvinists here), special “honorary white male” privileges, that we white males are just born with.”

    Aw….thanks Struth. As for being back in the kitchen….I love being in the kitchen, I’m a pretty good cook

  86. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    England women’s star Alexandra Hartley thought she’d make light of the situation, cracking a joke about the men losing so quickly.

    The men should transition and offer themselves for selection to the women’s team. At least one English side would win some matches then.

  87. bespoke says:

    lotocoti says:
    February 27, 2021 at 9:18 am
    Think you’ve seen it all?
    Now you have.

    Only six year’s!!

  88. Nick says:

    Struth, do you consume alcohol on Saturday mornings ?

  89. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Struth, do you consume alcohol on Saturday mornings ?

    Not even beer goggles would make Mr Levine look like a woman.

  90. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Thank you for doing my research for me.
    There’s no one more dedicated in finding out the truth then those itching to take down somebody with it.
    I knew I could rely on that.”

    Yes Bob Struth or Struth Bob.

  91. Nick says:

    VicPol have fed this group for years

    Victoria Police says the right-wing extremist threat does not “exist in a vacuum”, and warned left-wing extremists have used the COVID-19 pandemic to inflame tensions over the environment and “authoritarian” governments.

    In its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism, ­Victoria Police said right-wing extremism was “directly influenced by a symbiotic relationship with the threat of left-wing extremism”. It said that in addition to violent conflict at organised right-wing extremist events, left-wing extremists were “mimicking overseas-based (left-wing extremist) movements (such as ANTIFA) to justify the use of violence to promote civil unrest and target perceived enemy groups”.

  92. another ian says:

    If the dems and rinos think they’re going to do a Tea Party wean of voters from Trump there is this cartoon I just got:-

    “The only reason I wouldn’t vote for Trump is if I found that he’d slept with Nancy Pelosi”

  93. Nick says:

    A great article in the Oz about the behaviour of the Chinese consulate in SA

    While interviewing the residents two staff from the consulate came out and asked The Weekend Australian whether we had permission from either the consulate or police to talk to the residents, to which we replied we were standing on a public Australian street and free to talk to whomever we liked.

  94. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Really racist…a country that has “no sense of humour” yet produced such comedy gems as….

    And;
    Love Thy Neighbor
    Dick Emery
    Benny Hill Show
    Hale & Pace
    Kenny Everitt Show
    Are you being served

    Shows that would never get made today

  95. Black Ball says:

    Good morning all.
    I note that this summer has been the coldest in 2 decades, according to some BOM boffin. But only because of climate change. The reasoning being that these 2 decades have been getting hotter than hell, so this year sort of back to normal.
    Just paraphrasing from a report in the Hun.
    Need a bit of Sun now, going to be mid 20s for bowls, if that. But I am not using a 70 million dollar computer to tell me this

  96. Carpe Jugulum says:

    “The only reason I wouldn’t vote for Trump is if I found that he’d slept with Nancy Pelosi”

    You would have a better chance of seeing a monkey hump a bucket of mud to boiling point than that happening

  97. miltonf says:

    Sharman Stone went off to the UN like Fifield. Like I say, the Federal liberals from Vicco tell you all you need to know about the state ones except maybe Bernie Finn.

  98. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “And;
    Love Thy Neighbor
    Dick Emery
    Benny Hill Show
    Hale & Pace
    Kenny Everitt Show
    Are you being served”

    Absolutely….and

    “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”
    Porridge (I watch old episodes and I still roar with laughter….Ronnie Barker was a genius)
    Open All Hours

    But don’t you know…the “Poms” have no sense of humour?

    It’s always good to start the day with a good laugh.

  99. bespoke says:

    Second face plant and not even lunch yet.

  100. Ed Case says:

    JFK rode Nan from 1956 to 1963, according to some sources, so you can’t rule out Trump
    doing a stint in the dickey seat with that Model A either.

  101. rickw says:

    Struth, link is to previous article on bidets tranny.

  102. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Oh and “Yes Minister” and “Yes Prime Minister”.

  103. johanna says:

    Unlucky residents in the grasp of Melbourne’s Glen Eira City Council be aware – the council has no regard whatsoever for your property rights:

    In response to concern a heritage overlay would have an economic cost to property owners who may wish to sell to a developer, the council said there was no evidence heritage overlays kept prices down, and that was not its concern.

    “This impact is viewed from a broad or community perspective, rather than that of the individual. Therefore, an individual’s potential loss of property value cannot be taken into consideration,” the report found.

    At issue is the proposed designation of some mid century modern properties as heritage listed.

    I don’t know anything about this pack of Marxist ratbags – perhaps some Melbourne Cats/Kittehs could enlighten us?

    Whoever they are, they need to be voted out toot sweet by anyone who owns property there in the mistaken belief that they have individual rights.

  104. Struth says:

    If China Bans our coal and yet we don’t retaliate at all, with , say, a ban their solar panels or windmills, do we have traitors in our parliaments or just weaklings?
    These same parliaments feel strong enough to criminally lock down millions of Australians and imprison them in a fashion that has never been seen before in the entire history of humanity, and I’m supposed to believe they are just weak?

  105. Carpe Jugulum says:

    “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”

    My parents wouldn’t let me watch that as a boy, when i did finally see it the Searhent Major was a dead ringer for how my dad acted in the Army (WO2).

    Open All Hours

    If you watch it today it is still funny, Ronnie Barker was a genius.

  106. bespoke says:

    Oh and “Yes Minister” and “Yes Prime Minister”.

    I thought they were documentary’s. 😎

  107. Struth says:

    Struth, link is to previous article on bidets tranny.

    I’m not doing well this morning.
    Bloody Missus struth is nagging me.

  108. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Ronnie Barker was a genius.”

    Yep.

  109. miltonf says:

    Quite funny really

    Leftists in Congress are attempting to take away his (Bidet’s) nuclear codes, forcing him in wartime conditions to seek permission to use them from Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi. Not a vote of confidence, and more humiliating still, not tried against President Trump by his enemies — only by Democrats on their party leader.

  110. A great article in the Oz about the behaviour of the Chinese consulate in SA

    While interviewing the residents two staff from the consulate came out and asked The Weekend Australian whether we had permission from either the consulate or police to talk to the residents, to which we replied we were standing on a public Australian street and free to talk to whomever we liked.

    They should have replied with a succinct spot of advice on sex & travel.

  111. “The only reason I wouldn’t vote for Trump is if I found that he’d slept with Nancy Pelosi”

    He’d have to bang Dr. Rachel Levine before I’d stop voting for him.

  112. lotocoti says:

    Yer man sounds like Ian Paisley had a love child across the Blackwater.
    Where are you travelling to today, Sir?

  113. calli says:

    That’s fantastic, lotocoti. 800 years and they’re telling him to watch the BBC. 😂

  114. Farmer Gez says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    February 27, 2021 at 8:53 am
    From the Oz on the Sandshoe Swindler:-

    Some thought foul play, before details of her wrongdoing emerged and speculation quickly turned to her doing a runner just hours after a raid on her home by the Australian Federal Police and the corporate watchdog.

    “Doing a runner”?
    Really?

    Did you note NSW plod heaping fulsome praise upon themselves for sterling work?
    Three campers found the shoe and plod was nowhere in sight.
    She went out that morning and jumped off a cliff.

  115. Struth says:

    Trump is expected to deliver remarks at CPAC on Feb. 28, his first public speech since leaving the White House.

  116. incoherent rambler says:

    “The only reason I wouldn’t vote for Trump is if I found that he’d slept with Nancy Pelosi”

    If I can forgive the dog for rootin’ the couch…

  117. Eyrie says:

    “Yes Minister” and “Yes Prime Minister”

    The writers are on record as saying they used some official reports but had to pull the stories back quite a bit to make them somewhat believable.

  118. Shy Ted says:

    C’mon ladies, up your cruelty game. Apparently we love it.
    Book written in 2003. Follow up book in 2017 shows we married you. If you scroll down to the comments and click on “worst rated”, that’s my humorous contribution for the day.

  119. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Really racist…a country that has “no sense of humour” yet produced such comedy gems as….

    Cassie, 👍

    and the one-off, but truly great, The Plank.

  120. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Black Ball says:
    February 27, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I see you have been dipping a toe in at David Thompson. Keep up the good work.

  121. Leigh Lowe says:

    I see Schrodinger’s Douchebag is in top form this morning.

  122. Anne says:

    Woohoo! Go Vlad! 😜

    Vampires have very cold fingers.

    In a statement about the news, Mr. Putin said his country is finally free from the “icy grip” of the Rothschild banking cartel and New World Order cabal.

    In a statement about the news, Mr. Putin said his country is finally free from the “icy grip” of the Rothschild banking cartel and New World Order cabal.

    The greatest tradition that can be passed on to your kids and grandchildren is not cash or other material things built up in life, however, rather a tradition of liberty from enslavement.” Putin declares Russia to be finally free from the ‘icy grip’ of Lord Jacob Rothschild.

    https://mondestuff.com/world-news/putin-announces-total-independence-from-rothschild-controlled-us-dollar/

    Today* is Purim. A time to celebrate the defeat of our enemies.

    *Yesterday for us. 😘

  123. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    lotocoti says:
    February 27, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Brilliant!

  124. incoherent rambler says:

    Remember – Anne is Sinc.

  125. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    In response to concern a heritage overlay would have an economic cost to property owners who may wish to sell to a developer,

    Glen Eira may have in mind the annihilation of bungalow Balwyn. I guess the Chinese who have swarmed into that suburb could be collectively known as a developer. They are not governed by any sense of harmonious architecture, as French chateaux vie with McMansions to outdo one another.

  126. Dr Faustus says:

    Biden said ‘Diplomacy is back!’ Then he started dropping bombs

    The Grauniad, faithfully bugman leftist, and suffering from buyer’s remorse, accurately calls out Biden:

    Biden’s attitude has been that the US simply is not responsible for the actions of the Trump administration. America has a new president now and as a result, it starts off with a clean slate unburdened by the many transgressions of Donald Trump.

    What happens when you govern by Executive Order.

  127. Delta A says:

    Gab says:
    February 26, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks, Gab. I can always rely on you to deliver the goods.

  128. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    The Goodies

  129. johanna says:

    I love The Thick of It as the best of British political comedy.

    It stars the brilliant Peter Capaldi in a thinly disguised role based on Bliar’s spinmeister. Anyone who has been near politicians and bureaucrats en masse will recognise the archetypes.

    I watch the whole series again about once a year, and it never fails to amuse and also appal.

  130. johanna says:

    Geriatric Mayfly says:
    February 27, 2021 at 10:33 am

    In response to concern a heritage overlay would have an economic cost to property owners who may wish to sell to a developer,

    Glen Eira may have in mind the annihilation of bungalow Balwyn. I guess the Chinese who have swarmed into that suburb could be collectively known as a developer. They are not governed by any sense of harmonious architecture, as French chateaux vie with McMansions to outdo one another.

    Mayfly, as it happens, I am a big fan of mid century modern architecture. I am in favour of trying to preserve it.

    But, my point is that instead of offering incentives, the council is simply and openly trashing the property rights of those unfortunates who currently own property on their hit list.

    Like all Marxists, they only have one way of doing things – one size fits all, and if it means stealing your money, too bad.

  131. Shy Ted says:

    And in true crime news – America’ Most Wanted. Be very afraid, people. If someone doesn’t stop them they could walk right past your house or even use the same shopping centre.

  132. Knuckle Dragger says:

    As listed by Cassie just now, Open All Hours is one of the greatest unsung comedies of all time.

    Absolutely brilliant. A perfect vignette of British culture in British middle-class streets everywhere. Perfectly set, perfectly cast and on point. Not a skerrick of lecturing to be seen or heard.

  133. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I trust the ‘caravans’ trundling through Central America and on time.

    With a bit of luck the Texans, New Mexicans and Arizonians will be assisting the process by holding up signs with arrows saying ‘This Way to California’ and This Way to Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New York State’.

  134. Knuckle Dragger says:

    *are on time*

  135. Dot says:

    Your your your sainted mother got a lecture or two in, surprised she could ruddy hear though with her knees in the way of her ears.

  136. Leigh Lowe says:

    Now listen her young Gar-Gar-Gar-Granville …

  137. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability Bob, 9.11:

    ‘“Nice of the England boys to get this Test match finished just before England Women play tonight,” she tweeted, followed by four clapping hands emojis.

    ‘But the joke didn’t go down well with everyone. England opener Rory Burns, who was dropped in the third Test to make way for Zak Crawley, responded on social media.
    “Very disappointing attitude considering all the ‘boys’ do to support the women’s game,” he wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.’

    Pom lady crikkit person Alexandra Hartley might be a tad insecure – understandable, since she and her colleagues have been parasiting off their host body for quite some time.

    Perhaps a statue of her cooking an omelette out the front of Lords would help.

  138. lotocoti says:

    Did someone say the Poms were a bit thin skinned, with no sense of humour?
    They have not only:
    The Greens
    but also
    Greens of Colour
    with a
    White chick proudly white knighting the GoCs.
    If that’s not a combination of Rhino hide and a sense of humour, what is?

  139. Shy Ted says:

    English comedies – if you haven’t seen W1A, about midnight on 22, do. It’s about the BBC. Just brilliantly scripted, cast, acted. And you just know that’s exactly how it is.

  140. Dot says:

    She only got a few lectures in, but lecturers and tutors, that’s another matter Young Granville.

  141. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Granville was shit at cooking snags.

    ‘Double barrel beh-beh-beh-beh bog roll Gur-Gordon?’

    Excellent stuff.

  142. Struth says:

    Trading with China is as bad as trading with Nazi Germany.

  143. Old School Conservative says:

    Yer man sounds like Ian Paisley had a love child across the Blackwater.

    What a brilliant man.
    I liked this piece of logic from the plod – “We didn’t stop you, you drove into a checkpoint.”

  144. H B Bear says:

    ‘But the joke didn’t go down well with everyone. England opener Rory Burns …

    Any relation?

  145. Nick says:

    Remember – Anne is Sinc.

    He could be playing with her account, but I think Anne is playing with us.
    IRL she’s quite normal and very talented.

  146. Dave in Marybrook says:

    The blokes in yellow vests who shift the boundary line in ten yards must have been happy- early knock off!
    And I’ve no doubt they’re blokes.

  147. johanna says:

    Shy Ted, the FBI has for the last few years had a very good (in terms of production values) TV series which endlessly reminds the viewer about what a selfless, dogged bunch of good guys they are. The cases they choose are all about ordinary people who have been murdered or kidnapped or whatever, or police officers killed in the line of duty.

    The FBI agents are all deeply committed chaps (and the occasional chapess) who lie awake at night worrying about their cases.

    I gather the show has rated quite well in the US. This is not surprising, given that no expense is spared on production and they have excellent raw material to work with.

    There is never a hint that they are in any way involved with politics at the highest level. It is pure spin.

  148. Anne says:

    Remember – Anne is Sinc.

    Oh Rambler, can you imagine Sinc saying “Woohoo!” and adding girlie heart 😘 winks?

    He’s far too dignified. 😜

  149. Roger says:

    “The Poms were always a bit thin-skinned.
    No sense of humour…”

    Norman Wisdom.

  150. incoherent rambler says:

    Oh Rambler, can you imagine Sinc saying “Woohoo!” and adding girlie heart 😘 winks?

    and swirling his skirt?

    YES!

  151. incoherent rambler says:

    Does Dave Allen being Oyrish disqualify him ?

  152. Goanna says:

    Custard. February 27, 2021 at 9:16 am
    Had Durham finished what he was tasked to do? I have no idea 🤷‍♂️

    Nothing makes sense in DC anymore.

    Any announcements about the SOTU yet or is that actually happening this weekend in Florida?

    Custard.
    Durham is still a Special Counsel and that’s what matters. He’s resigned from US Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

    https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-john-durham-resignation-20210209-20210209-b5fpaekr7ndtnnck2cvz7aer4m-story.html

  153. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Biden’s attitude has been that the US simply is not responsible for the actions of the Trump administration. America has a new president now and as a result, it starts off with a clean slate unburdened by the many transgressions of Donald Trump.

    The gummint can not be held accountable for what the gummint did or did not do at any time in the past.

    How novel; the gummint starts with a clean slate, he says?

    Then why the talk about paying reparations to the descendants of slaves?

    While back in Australia, pity the QLD govt couldn’t have claimed that defence just before they’ve had to pay out $440 mill to the victims of the Wivenhoe Dam flood disaster – or, better still, like when WA passed a Bill of Attainder against Palmer, QLD could do the same against the plaintiffs to rule out any responsibility for that earlier, inept and corrupt administration?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9302051/Wivenhoe-Dams-Sunwater-Queensland-government-pay-440-million-following-2011-floods.html

  154. Herodotus says:

    From the Khashoggi article:
    In that terrible summer, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s Islamic tyrant, finished securing his absolute hold on power with the coup as his Reichstag fire. The alleged coup became a blank check for the mass arrest and torture of countless thousands of political prisoners.

    The “alleged coup” – quite so.
    It’s like an “alleged insurrection” that leads the Dems to excuse themselves for taking measures against “domestic terrorism”.

  155. Dr Faustus says:

    British comedy thin-skinned?

    Gay Daleks ~1990’s

    Pakistani Daleks ~1970’s

    Not the funniest stuff.
    But put out free to air.

    Never to be repeated – a cultural relic…

  156. Herodotus says:

    America Is Back, Antony Blinken tells BBC

  157. Nick says:

    Biden’s attitude has been that the US simply is not responsible for the actions of the Trump administration. America has a new president now and as a result, it starts off with a clean slate unburdened by the many transgressions of Donald Trump.

    This in a country that talks of paying reparations to people wronged 200 years ago.

  158. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Nick, almost a snap, but as Max says, ‘missed it by that much!’

  159. Rockdoctor says:

    Johanna not trying to defend this stuff but Melbourne has a problem at the moment with Chinese buying up some heritage listed properties and demolishing them before saying “me solly” and paying the fine with pocket money. Then building units or some sort of monstrosity on the block. I’d say this is a predictable knee jerk reaction to…

  160. Roger says:

    This in a country that talks of paying reparations to people wronged 200 years ago.

    The people wronged 200 years ago are dead.

    But there descendants will happily accept the money.

    It’s as absurd as me putting in a claim for compensation for my Scottish ancestor who was removed during the clearances.

  161. incoherent rambler says:

    Serious case of Goebbels Warmening in Dannograd.
    fsckn cold.

  162. Filbert says:

    Thanks to Sinc for limiting the socialist spam from the Jellyback In The Jungle.
    It was making the blog unreadable.
    Kudos.

  163. Boambee John says:

    Roger says:
    February 27, 2021 at 11:13 am
    “The Poms were always a bit thin-skinned.
    No sense of humour…”

    Norman Wisdom.

    Terry Thomas as Carleton-Browne of the Foreign Office.

  164. johanna says:

    Nick says:
    February 27, 2021 at 9:16 am

    The Qatar world cup needs to be boycotted.
    Incredible how newly minted social justice warrior Craig Foster has run dead on this.

    Bern, he has his mind on better things such as installing stickers saying ‘racism has NO place in this street’ in racist hot spots such as Annandale. I made some Lefty friends cross when I reminded them that a plan to house refugees in the disused Callan Park complex was voted down by residents.

    Friend: but a major refugee advocate lives in Annandale!
    Me: but of course.

    Mark, Callan Park is in Rozelle, not Annandale, which is a few suburbs away. I know, because I lived next door to Callan Park for a few years. It is a magnificent tribute to Victorian idealism – acres and acres of glorious parkland on the river for the enjoyment of the mentally ill. When I lived there, members of the public were able to use it as a park as well.

    Of course, the ideals were soon corrupted and there are some awful stories about what happened there.

    Real estate developers have been licking their chops ever since it was decreed to be more humane to let the deranged out to live on the streets.

    I don’t know what the current state of play is.

  165. Ed Case says:

    Bill of Attainder?
    Was reading yesterday the the SCOTUS was looking for ways to Federally reprosecute
    acquittals in State Courts in race related Cases back in the Sixties.
    They found what they were looking for in a Statute of Westminster from the 1180s that allowed The King to retry acquittals when it suited him.
    So, good luck with Republicanism, because when the State wants to fuck someone over for political reasons they’ll have no scruples about reinstating the Law of Kings where they have to.
    See: https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Henry+Canaday

  166. Struth says:

    For those of you who may know of Curtain Springs’ Peter Severin (if you climbed Ayers Rock, you used the chain he built there, now taken down), he has passed away peacefully at 94 years of age. A great little fellow, who was a legend in Central Australia.

  167. Dot says:

    Annie

    Vibe check on the hollow moon narrative please.

  168. Roger says:

    Well, I think we’ve submitted enough evidence to disprove the thesis that the English are humourless.

    As we all know, the most humourless people in the world are Communists.

  169. miltonf says:

    Let’s just state this unequivocally right up front: The Democrats have no interest in governing the country with the aim of enhancing the country’s fortunes for the benefit of the entire population.

    Sounds like the political class here.

  170. Tom says:

    Struth are you still in the outback tour-guiding business? I’d love to tag along to watch your interactions with the southern land whales. Great entertainment.

  171. johanna says:

    I see that human remains have washed up at Mollymook.

    That is where my boyfriend’s sister found a human penis washed up in the 1980s. As I said, the owner was never identified.

    Mollymook is a gorgeous spot, but it seems that the ocean currents around there conspire to make it Body Part Central.

  172. Struth says:

    Curtin Springs…bloody hell, I am losing it.

  173. Dot says:

    If only Scott Morrison’s spine would turn up.

    Maybe Jenny is using it for a corset.

  174. Arky says:

    Wang thinks poms don’t have a sense of humour?
    Wang? The most humourless poster on here?
    I have scratched more amusing lumps from between my toes.

  175. Anne says:

    Regarding Sinc…

    …and swirling his skirt?

    Swirling his kilt, Rambler, his kilt. 😳🤭😬

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    It’s as absurd as me putting in a claim for compensation for my Scottish ancestor who was removed during the clearances.

    Removed during the “Highland Clearances”, marched down to the nearest seaport, told “The Laird has been pleased to pay for your passages to Australia” and “put on the ship” then and there. Compensation and reparations?

  177. Arky says:

    Wang has the sense of humour of a dying flounder.

  178. Dot says:

    The only thing Wang thinks is funny is dead Americans.

    He should probably stay out of the Pearl Harbour memorial. Indecent exposure is still a crime.

  179. Professor FredLenin says:

    Conquerors do not pay reparations to the conquered at any tim , past preset and future .
    Slaves were captured and sold to white slavers by Africans and Arabs , if any reparations are to be paid they are reponsible for the payment .
    As for Australia ,jt is claimed whites destroyed an aboriginal nation ,therefore Australia was conquered and mabo is null and void along withall native title claims ,so if you claim there was an aboriginal nation this is the result ,the High Court claim of terra nullis means there was no aboriginal nation ,so who is correct ,major chageswhatever way you go there .
    Its calledhaving your cake and eating it ,dony you think .

  180. Struth says:

    Struth are you still in the outback tour-guiding business? I’d love to tag along to watch your interactions with the southern land whales. Great entertainment.

    I was until covid, and was supposed to do a few tours in that area in April.
    If there are no masks on planes and no forced vaccination required I will be doing them………so no, most likely I am not in the industry anymore.
    Those interactions have made me the bitter arsehole I am today.

  181. theleftfootkick says:

    That’s my pick, [email protected]!

  182. JC says:

    Glen Eira may have in mind the annihilation of bungalow Balwyn. I guess the Chinese who have swarmed into that suburb could be collectively known as a developer. They are not governed by any sense of harmonious architecture, as French chateaux vie with McMansions to outdo one another.

    Yea of course, because it’s thems Chinese always building those French provincials. Hang on, it not. Australians are masters at it.

    We left a neighborhood because of those ugly monstrosities and it didn’t appear to be Chinese doing the damage.

  183. calli says:

    Swirling his kilt, Rambler, his kilt.

    And wielding his dirk. Menacingly.

  184. calli says:

    Skirling his bagpipes?

    Or is that a bridge too far?

  185. Leigh Lowe says:

    Remember – Anne is Sinc.

    I doubt it.
    I don’t think Sinc would have posted a link to a defamatory vid accusing a former politician of being a peter-file, as Anne did a while back.

  186. incoherent rambler says:

    Fair point JC, but Balwyn is little Shanghai.

  187. Dot says:

    Annie I need a vibe check on the Church Committee. Was it in fact, ironically, a CIA psy op?

  188. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Another catatrophic mis-step by the marxists cabal behind the Biden mask,

    The US government has released a previously classified intel report that implicates Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman in a brutal murder.

    but not surprising, given Obambi is a crypto-shiite

  189. Roger says:

    Removed during the “Highland Clearances”, marched down to the nearest seaport, told “The Laird has been pleased to pay for your passages to Australia” and “put on the ship” then and there. Compensation and reparations?

    Going by how subsequent generations fared I’d say it was the best thing that could have happened to him and his progeny.

  190. Steve trickler says:

    Jim Acosta got his ass kicked.🤣

  191. Anne says:

    Huber gone 28th February.

    Durham gone 28th February.

    President Trump to address the Nation 28th February.

    Biden, President of nothing, MIA.

    I’m told it’s a Constitutional requirement that the President of the united States of America gives the State of the Union address before the end of February.

    This could be one of the greatest speeches in history in light of the fact that the “State of the Union” is now that of a restored Republic – of the people, by the people, for the people.

    The US CORPORATION is Dead.

    *Act of 1871.

    http://www.federaljack.com/slavery-by-consent-the-united-states-corporation/

  192. Makka says:

    Another catatrophic mis-step by the marxists cabal behind the Biden mask,

    Iran will be cheering.

  193. Dot says:

    Annie

    Please don’t ignore me. I’ve read all of the David Wilcock books as you suggested.

  194. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Had Durham finished what he was tasked to do? I have no idea 🤷‍♂️

    durham’s job is to bury any charges to the senior players and slap around a couple of juniors to make justice appear to have been done.

  195. incoherent rambler says:

    State of the Union

    What union? It no longer exists.

  196. theleftfootkick says:

    A neurotic woman in her menstrual cycle with access to the codes!

  197. Anne says:

    … a former politician of being a peter-file…

    Oh Leigh, wait till you find out Courts are Ships in dry dock and Judges are Bankers. 😂

  198. Tom says:

    Struth, there will probably be mask theatre on aeroplanes and no jab no fly for the foreseeable future. But there won’t be forced vaccinations and there will be plenty (like me) lining up for the jab so I can travel overseas.

    We are now in an hysterical world where our governments are our enemies, but I’m not going to let that stop me from living. It would be a real shame if that made you give up a job you’re brilliant at.

  199. Real Deal says:

    JC says:
    February 27, 2021 at 11:55 am
    Who’s Wang?

    Oh, nobody really.

  200. Dot says:

    Timcast:

    Chinese airport officials anally rape US diplomats for “COVID”.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Nicolle Flint’s departure is a sad reflection of the nationDAVID PENBERTHYFollow @penbo
    Nicolle Flint.
    Nicolle Flint.

    45 minutes ago February 27, 2021

    You can trace the genesis of ­Nicolle Flint’s fraught decision to walk away from politics to an opinion piece she wrote for The Spectator magazine last year.

    It began: “Welcome to modern Australia, where encouraging the strangulation of women, calling them crazy, dimwitted, halfwits and ‘Miss Piggy’ is not just acceptable, but rewarded with our ­nation’s highest honour.”

    Flint was reflecting on the miserable standard of modern discourse and her own experience as a woman who has endured a mountain of abuse as a Liberal conservative.

    She was referring to a tweet written about her by sacked Fairfax columnist and Order of Australia recipient Mike Carlton when she appeared on a 2019 episode of the ABC’s Q&A, during which Carlton tweeted: “Never have I admired Jimmy Barnes so much as tonight. How does he not leap from his seat and strangle the Liberal shill on his right?”

    When Julia Gillard was prime minister Alan Jones was (rightly) denounced when he said she should be stuffed in a chaff bag and thrown into the sea. As of yesterday, Carlton’s tweet was still on Twitter and had been liked 1098 times.

    Flint wrote about her dismay at the fact that Carlton would not only say such a thing but that ­people would cheer him on for it, and in the case of some in her party, tell her to brush it off.

    “I am surprised by the attitude of some in my government that this is simply a matter of freedom of speech,” she wrote. “Is it any wonder we lack women in our ranks?”

    As of today, the Liberal Party is set to lack one more. Flint’s ­departure sends depressing signals about the manner in which politics is increasingly conducted in this country, especially when it comes to women.

    There should be no difference between a right-wing bully like Jones advocating violence against a left-wing woman or a left-wing bully like Carlton advocating violence against a right-wing woman. Today, abuse is no longer regarded as universally unacceptable but contingent on whether you think the recipient deserves it.

    It’s a phenomenon that occurs not just between political parties but within them, as evidenced by the fact that SA Liberal moderates who cannot stand Flint casually refer to her conservative grouping as “The Taliban” and were unmoved when she documented her treatment by GetUp in the Boothby campaign in 2019.

    Beyond that though — and I write this as the husband of a former Labor politician, the ex-member for Adelaide Kate Ellis — Flint’s departure underscores the sexualised abuse and scrutiny female MPs are forced to endure.

    John Howard and Kevin Rudd copped plenty of abuse in their time. They never returned to their electoral offices to find the words “skank” or “slut” on the front window, nor were they ever accused of trying to sleep their way to the top, or subjected to leering ­remarks about their appearance.

    At a time when parliament is dominated by rope allegations, Flint’s exit will be seen by many women that you would need the hide of a rhino, rocks in your head, or both, to go into politics.

    The saddest thing — and it confirms Flint’s opening point — is that when news breaks of her ­departure Twitter will erupt in joy.

    People used to get voted out of office. In 2021, with the baying mobs on social media, they can get hounded out.

    From the Oz

  202. incoherent rambler says:

    We are now in an hysterical world where our governments are our enemies, …

    Yep.
    How I can I fight back?

    typhoid rambler

  203. miltonf says:

    Carlton is a vicious all never-quite-was-been. What is it about a North Shore private edjucashun?

  204. Dave in Marybrook says:

    I think we need to walk back the Highland Clearances meme a bit- it’s sounding a bit too much like that scene in Lurrmann’ss Australia where David Whenam rides into camp, in a redcoat getup, and rounds up all the Creamies.
    Agriculturally, the literal clearance of Caledonian pine-birch forest was a slow process, not able to be burnt as effectively as the dryer and flatter lowlands- the sheep flock took time to breed up, with cattle only being pushed out slowly, many crofters keeping house cows in small flocks
    The steam power revolution devalued farm and manufacturing workers in Scotland as in England- many leaving for the growing industrial centres in Ireland and Clydeside proactively when the writing was on the wall
    The landowning class were very much like the French Aristocracy, keeping servants and shepherds on the estates as a mark of opulence, even when they had decreasing economic worth
    And don’t forget, the lure of the New World- space, wealth, egalitarian reward for effort, women unbound by class structure, and escape from the midges and rain, were as promising then as they are now.
    A bit like the nebulous Frontier Wars, it seems it was a loss by desertion, and a people getting with the times, as much as a hostile takeover.

  205. johanna says:

    Can I put on record how utterly corrupted the biology industry and their enablers like TheirABC, are?

    I have read two stories today which illustrate my point.

    One is about the kelp forests off Tasmania. First, they took a shot at the kelp harvesters in the past, although they later admit that what they were doing was sustainable. So, why take the shot?

    Then, they claim that shifting ocean currents are the reason why the forests are diminishing. This may well be true. But, in a gigantic leap beyond reason, they claim that it is due to ‘climate change’ for which humans are responsible. No evidence is proffered for this claim. None.

    Then, we have frogs in Queensland. A species of frog which went scarce has reappeared following lots of rain. Good news, one would think.

    But no. Based on 40 years of data, we are being told definitively about the significance of frog populations in the region. They have decided what it was, what it should be, and whose fault it is if the numbers do not conform to their estimates.

    To describe this as junk science is being kind.

    But, TheirABC is always willing and able to promulgate this unscientific crapola.

  206. another ian says:

    “Dot says:
    February 27, 2021 at 11:48 am

    If only Scott Morrison’s spine would turn up.”

    Cartoon in a US university newspaper had the average student ordering in a cafeteria food line

    “I’ll have the student government special – the peanut butter and jelly-spine sandwich”

  207. Des Deskperson says:

    Johanna, here’s the Glen Eira City Council:

    https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/about-council/councillors

    Prime facie, no outright nutters and only one declared Green.

    There is however, a bit of an under theme in the bios along the lines of ‘I’ve been successful so I want to give something back’, a dangerous meme.

    Only one Councillor has a Chinese background.

    It’s mostly the old Caulfield, when I was a kiddie a well off-area with a strong Jewish population. The Green is Jewish and cares for Holocaust survivor.

  208. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    To describe this as junk science is being kind.

    mass hysteria

  209. johanna says:

    Dave, you are a brave man.

    I also have come to the view that the ‘Highland clearances’ were a long way from being as black and white as they have been depicted by the Scots.

    Structural change is always painful for those at the coalface. Commonly (like the UK coalmines) it involves uneconomic industries which are already declining fast.

    Whoever administers the coup de grace gets blamed, as Margaret Thatcher did.

  210. Dot says:

    Oh Leigh, wait till you find out Courts are Ships in dry dock and Judges are Bankers.

    Ah yes that part of the law of the sea where any Rothschild can commandeer a ship.

    Annie, this needs a vibe check!

  211. Dot says:

    Imma gonna let y’all finish.

    Dr Hannah Straight is my gay conversion therapy.

    That is all.

  212. incoherent rambler says:

    Scott Morrison’s spine

    like
    Santa Claus
    Lassiter’s reef
    The Kraken

  213. Anne says:

    We are now in an hysterical world where our governments are our enemies, …

    Government is indeed the enemy of the people.

    Why do we even need Governments?

    What we need is more cowbell.

  214. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Scots in my in-laws.
    My brothers f-in-law was for a long time the owner of the last pub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Struggled with emphysema after copping coal fires and ciggie smoke for half a century.
    Died Wednesday, in a country locked down by imbeciles, with only drip-feed visits from his grandkids for the last year.
    The clearances were nothing, compared to the coming of F#cking Sturgeon and the SNP.

  215. Morsie says:

    Sheridan blithely uses the term “the insurrection:”in his article today for the demo/riot on 6th Jan.My comment pointing out that this was an insurrection with no guns was of course rejected.
    My comment about Gideon Haigh using an outdated Trump reference and suggesting he move on was surprisingly accepted.
    I need to try harder

  216. lotocoti says:

    What am I doing here?
    SloJoe fought the TelePrompter and lost.

  217. Anne says:

    US Presidents at the beginning and end of their terms. 😃😂🤣

    https://t.me/freedomforcebattalion/1900

  218. Struth says:

    Struth, there will probably be mask theatre on aeroplanes and no jab no fly for the foreseeable future. But there won’t be forced vaccinations and there will be plenty (like me) lining up for the jab so I can travel overseas.

    We are now in an hysterical world where our governments are our enemies, but I’m not going to let that stop me from living. It would be a real shame if that made you give up a job you’re brilliant at.

    My son and grandson won’t be able to point to me and accuse me of submitted to this, and stuffing their lives up in the process.
    Secondly, I understand your reasoning but believe it is a short term reasoning.

    They will not stop with jabs.
    The life you think you may have with a little bit of submission is not going to happen.
    Better to stand up now before you are stopped doing all those things you want and need to do, whether you take the jab or not.
    This does not end with a jab……….if the jab is submitted to.
    I realise I’m dying on a hill no one else is prepared to defend, so be it.
    Just imagine….you’ve already lost a year of your life, even if barely affected , you still now have no certainty of the future to make plans.
    We needed to nip this in the bud a year ago.
    It would have been easier to do.
    Each day people forget what freedom was, each day, the commos cement their rule further.
    How much loss of freedom do we tolerate, because the sooner we disobey and make a stand the easier it will be.
    White men will be the Uyghurs, we are being told that, so what life will you be living , Tom?

  219. feelthebern says:

    The Weekend AFR has a long piece on George Blake.
    After reading how easy it was for the Soviets to suck him in, I think he has to be one of the top 10 retards of all time.

    One glimmer of him knowing he’d been sold a lemon.
    He said after 20mins in Moscow he knew communism had failed.

  220. Struth says:

    Besides which, I have a certain amount of pride and a sense of freedom.
    The mask can be taken off when eating in a plane, and don’t work for their intended purpose anyway.
    So I will not submit to a socialist face nappy.
    Also I am a tour driver that can tour anywhere in Australia, except the tip of Cape York.
    This gives me some leverage with the tour company.
    They may pay for my fuel and I will drive out there, but I will never ever, put on a submission mask of idiocy because tyrants want to see me do it, and for no other reason. I am Australian.
    I am an outback Australian.
    We just don’t do this shit, and I’m not the only one saying it.
    FFS, what and who are we as men?
    My grandfather would have belted the first bloke who attempted to enforce this garbage………hard men gave us freedom.
    It’s time we hardened up.

  221. Des Deskperson says:

    Johanna, here’s the Glen Eira City Council:

    https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/about-council/councillors

    Prime facie, no outright nutters and only one declared Green.

    There is however, a bit of an under theme in the bios along the lines of ‘I’ve been successful so I want to give something back’, a dangerous meme.

    Only one Councillor has a Chinese background.

    It’s mostly the old Caulfield, when I was a kiddie a well off-area with a strong J-wish population. The Green is J-wish and cares for a Holocaust-surviving relative.

  222. Roger says:

    I think we need to walk back the Highland Clearances meme a bit…

    What meme?

    The first phase was from farmer to crofter.

    The second phase was from crofter to more or less forced emigration because there was little other choice. Not everyone was evicted but most had little choice in determining their future. A similar process had taken place in the lowlands and in England.

    As I indicated, in the case of my ancestor, as in most I would think, it was for the better in the longer run because agricultural life in the northern and western parts of Scotland was always bordering on the marginal.

  223. johanna says:

    Speaking of junk science:

    Victoria will ban certain single-use plastics by 2023 in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

    Plastic straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers, polystyrene food and drink containers, and plastic cotton bud sticks are the specific items getting phased out, the state government announced today.

    Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the government was focusing on those particular single-use items because there were alternatives available.

    “This is about taking a gradual step towards addressing plastics in our environment,” she said.

    “We believe that these are the easiest items that have substitutes available right now.”

    State government departments and agencies will stop using specific single-use plastics by February 2022.

    The ban will then apply to all cafes, restaurants and organisations in Victoria by 2023.

    The aim is to reduce the amount of stuff going to landfill. What percentage of landfill is the products they have outlawed? What percentage will the substitutes take up?

    They have not told us, because nobody knows.

    Feelgood politics, plastics bad (except the ones you are currently using) and not a single member of the highly credentialled journalist class asks a question.

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