Open Forum: March 6, 2021

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  1. Leigh Lowe says:

    Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    March 12, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Terry Pedersen says at 7:30 pm:

    ” If she has hospital grade …

    Not necessarily. Alcohol may not be a trigger for her Crohn’s. Lots of other foods might be.“

    Gees Grigory knows a lot of stuff about just everythink.

    Yeah, when I posted that about Crohn’s (based on personal knowledge of two relatives who are involved in the support foundation) I just knew that a medical expert* would pop up.
    .
    * Medical expert … “Clerk Level 2.3, NSW Dept of Health, Procurement (Wheels, Trolleys and Associated Equipment)”.

  2. Leigh Lowe says:

    Oh, and as far as Lisa Neville, Crohn’s, alcohol and time off on the public purse goes, let’s just apply the Porter Principle:

    It’s not a good look, I don’t like it, so resign.

  3. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Gees Grigory knows a lot of stuff about just everythink.”

    Last week Grigory the Creep was an expert on young girls keeping diaries in order to record their menstruation cycle.

  4. Nick says:

    Cassie, to be fair, I don’t doubt that he’s an avid observer of such facts

  5. MatrixTransform says:

    That’s what their exploiters view them as: Temporarily useful objects until an upgrade becomes available.

    Muddy gets it

  6. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Last week Grigory the Creep was an expert on young girls keeping diaries in order to record their menstruation cycle.

    With great speed and kitteh first hand-knowledge that expertise was de-bunked

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Currently reading Keith Windschuttle’s book on the “Persecution of George Pell.” Certain Australian “journalists” seem to have appointed themselves judge, jury and executioner.

  8. Leigh Lowe says:

    Last week Grigory the Creep was an expert on young girls keeping diaries in order to record their menstruation cycle.

    I do hope you will give me credit for putting the cue in the rack on that one.

  9. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Certain Australian “journalists”

    . Zulu are you certain there are journalists in Australia? I thought they’d all, become j’simists (maybe not all but most)

  10. Rex Anger says:

    Scotty has Brittany back inside the tent, and vindicated, Reynolds completely discredited, the guy is playing politics like a Strad this month.

    Apparently Grigory also has an All-Access pass into the mind of Scott Morrison, Cassie.

    Mr Morrison, if you are reading- Please Change Your WiFi Password. You make a better politician and PM than mendacious internet skinsuit…

  11. bespoke says:

    I do hope you will give me credit for putting the cue in the rack on that one.

    Needy 😎

  12. Tintarella di Luna says:

    I do hope you will give me credit for putting the cue in the rack on that one.

    Ummmm OK

  13. Rex Anger says:

    I do hope you will give me credit for putting the cue in the rack on that one.

    Nobody should be chalking Grigory’s cues.

    You just can’t be sure of where they’ve been…

    #Phrasing

  14. Ed Case says:

    Let’s recap on what in retrospect has been an awesome month for Scotty:
    1. Craig Kelly moves to the CrossBench, heading off a slew of bad news stories for the Government over Kelly’s Office Manager
    2. Brittany Higgins goes public.
    Not one person from the Liberal Party questioned her revelations, now she’s back inside the tent and being looked after.
    Reynolds is discredited and no one in the Party has come out swinging for her in public.
    3. Porter is gone and so is WorkChoices 2.0.
    Anyone in the Media game to spout about the Liberal’s ‘Women Problem’ now?

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    . Zulu are you certain there are journalists in Australia?

    I’m getting old, I can remember when journalism was considered an honorable profession.

  16. Nick says:

    Inside the tent. Snort.

  17. Rex Anger says:

    Get your hand off it, Grigory…

  18. Rex Anger says:

    @ Nick

    Inside the tent. Snort

    At this junctire, may I declare our universal gratitude, that Catastrophic Bob is not and never has been, a Liberal Party member?

    The Liberals and Grigory alike would be terribly upset about the state of their poor, poor theoretical tent…

  19. bespoke says:

    Get your hand off it, Grigory…

    Not even acetone…

  20. Boambee John says:

    From Quadrant On-Line (RTWT).

    Following Schumpeter’s work on Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1943) political scientists considered “the democratic method” as that “institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions … by means of a competitive struggle for the people’s vote”. [5] Dahl spelt out its minimal procedural requirements: elected officials, free, fair and frequent elections, freedom of expression, alternative sources of information, associational autonomy and inclusive citizenship. It also eschewed unelected “tutelary” authorities like monarchs, militaries and priesthoods.

    A couple of points jump out. While the article supports “free, fair and frequent” elections, our political overlords are introducing four year fixed terms, to minimise their exposure to free and fair elections. The reference to “tutelary” authorities, but omits to note the recent (and not so recent) proliferation of pseudo-“independent” commissions (HRC, ASIC, ABC, Reserve Bank, and so many more) which are not subject to any real degree of democratic constraint.

    An interesting article, which highlights many current problems.

  21. thefrollickingmole says:

    Another payday.
    Another $ 4000 tax.

    As opposed to last months $25k

    Can some of you slack pricks work a little harder, millions of bludgers depend on you.

  22. Rockdoctor says:

    Nick if you are lurking, cheers for the education of the Hoodoo’s origin. Some reason I always though they were Melbourne based, used to spend enough time there in the early ’90’s… Great band live don’t you agree?

    Only reason I found your comment was I was surfing with my phone, I can see all the old comments there but like others as soon as I refresh after 12 hours it goes straight to the latest 4 that permalink will get me the page. None of the suggested solutions apart from getting an account works. I’ve already built a bridge and realised I’ll lose most of the days comments unless I look back through the phone browser.

  23. calli says:

    Great game India is not exactly a trusted news source.

    That’s why I questioned the primary source.

    And why the Seven News report interested me. Someone appears to have thought it serious enough to report on the issue.

  24. Leigh Lowe says:

    Canberra.
    Defence Minister and AG on sick leave.
    Media:-

    OMG!
    OMFG!
    How can this government survive? ScoMo has to doooo something! (ie sack both of them and call an election).

    Melbourne
    Alleged Police Minister and Alleged Hotel Quarantine Minister with alleged Crohn’s on the beers in FNQ.
    Renowned “One Man Band” Premier in traction after getting a gutful of Grange at Chateau Reynard and doing a Greg Louganis impression down Lindsay’s stairs (allegedly).
    Media:-

    Meh. They have a solid team who xan pick up the slack. Nothing to see here.

  25. Roger says:

    I’m getting old, I can remember when journalism was considered an honorable profession.

    The Danish Christian philosopher Kierkegaard wrote that if his daughter became a whore he would continue, nevertheless, to hold to the hope of her redemption.

    But if his son became a journalist and persisted in it, he would disown him.

    Kierkegaard died in 1855.

  26. Rockdoctor says:

    but like others as soon as I refresh on the desktop after 12 hours it goes straight to the latest 4 that permalink will get me the page.

    Damn quick typing.

  27. Nick says:

    No worries Rockdoctor

  28. Tintarella di Luna says:

    I’m getting old, I can remember when journalism was considered an honorable profession.

    . The best days of journalism and many other things besides are far behind us Zulu

  29. Nick says:

    The Liberals and Grigory alike would be terribly upset about the state of their poor, poor theoretical tent…

    Chuckle

  30. Tintarella di Luna says:

    The Danish Christian philosopher Kierkegaard wrote that if his daughter became a whore he would continue, nevertheless, to hold to the hope of her redemption.

    But if his son became a journalist and persisted in it, he would disown him.

    So they were pressitutes then too – good heavens – thanks for that Roger

  31. Terry Pedersen says:

    girls keeping diaries in order to record their menstruation cycle.

    With great speed and kitteh first hand-knowledge that expertise was de-bunked

    Nah. Keeping track of/recording their menstrual cycles in their diaries. As verified by Rosie the Riveter (little mark or dot on the page) and Crossie? and, reluctantly, Bar Beach Swimmer. And not just for that purpose, but among other life events, viz,

    “Saw Terry driving his Mustang this morning. Made my day.”

  32. Roger says:

    So they were pressitutes then too – good heavens – thanks for that Roger

    You’re welcome, Tinta.

    By way of explanation, Kierkegaard’s dim view of journalists was the bitter fruit of him being their victim over the course of his adult life. Denmark was a small place and he was a social non-conformist. Much like Australia today, in fact.

  33. Top Ender says:

    Keeping track of/recording their menstrual cycles in their diaries.

    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please don’t do this again!

  34. Leigh Lowe says:

    3. Porter is gone …

    Ah, well now, let me update the scoreboard for tou Googlery.
    It appears only one wicket has fallen so far in tyat match.
    Ms Annette Kimmitt, bowled Bartlett … 0.

  35. Top Ender says:

    Some of the 40,000 Australians stranded overseas have found a way to beat the queue: they’re taking to the high seas in a last-ditch effort to return home.

    Those desperate to return home have found a loophole: travel caps only apply to air travel. No one ever said anything about boats.

    Since international borders were closed a year ago, at least 156 yachts, power boats, catamarans and cabin cruisers have quietly slipped into Australian ports, the Australian Border Force confirms.

    but of course….

    Upon arriving in Australia, they will have to undertake 14 days quarantine, the same as other travellers.

    When yachtsman Hugo Vaca sailed home to Australia from ­Indonesia with his partner, Sally Adams, last September, the pair were made to undergo the two-weeks hotel quarantine despite having lived on their boat for three months.

    “We asked if we could do our 14 days on-board our boat, but they wouldn’t let us,” Mr Vaca said.

    Oz

  36. Ed Case says:

    Is Scotty the first Scot to become PM since Ming?
    His performance under the pump has been magnificent!
    Imagine if the Porter Issue had blown up under Abbott’s Prime Ministership?
    Abbott woulda dithered and slithered and waffled, to the point you’d actually feel sorry for Porter.

  37. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Hang on.

    Did I just…… Could have sworn I just saw…. No. Nah. Yeah nah but nah.

    Oh wait. Yes I did.

    I did just see Peter Terrysen quoting Rafiki on matters legal. Fonzie just jumped to Mars.

  38. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Ms Annette Kimmitt, bowled Bartlett … 0.’

    Burns-esque.

  39. Nick says:

    Hugo Cow. Lol

  40. H B Bear says:

    It’s a sockfest. That sick one diarising his periods is well overdue for a wash.

  41. bespoke says:

    Those desperate to return home have found a loophole: travel caps only apply to air travel. No one ever said anything about boats.

    The new boat people.

  42. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘among other life events, viz,
    “Saw Terry driving his Mustang this morning. Made my day.”’

    Or:

    ‘Saw Terry at Ricky Slater’s grave this morning. Made my day.’

    Or:

    ‘Saw Terry in his hi-vis emptying the shopping centre dunnies’ sanitary bins into the incinerator this morning. Made my day. Tuesday.’

  43. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    March 12, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    ‘Ms Annette Kimmitt, bowled Bartlett … 0.’

    Burns-esque.

    Yairs.
    Rash shot, that.
    The very experienced Bartlett got some late inswing there, Kimmitt went for the big cover-drive and lost her leg stump.
    But what’s this?
    This is most unusual.
    Kimmitt’s leg stump is laying on the ground, and she has the bat under the arm and is halfway off, but Googlery at the non-striker’s end wants a DRS review.
    What is he thinking?

  44. Ed Case says:

    It’s hard to put in words the job Scotty has done without fanfare, stunts, gimmicks, or histrionics.
    So here’s a comparison of movements prior to Pass Attempts between Super Bowl QBs
    Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
    https://twitter.com/StatsbyLopez/status/1358620162904248320/photo/1
    Scotty has been Brady like, The Clown Car Posse have channeled Mahomes.

  45. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Nah. Keeping track of/recording their menstrual cycles in their diaries. As verified by Rosie the Riveter (little mark or dot on the page) and Crossie? and, reluctantly, Bar Beach Swimmer. And not just for that purpose, but among other life events, viz,”

    Really? I don’t think so rodent…..stick to plastic dolls…that you know a lot about.

  46. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Saw Ben Batterham riding his purple Friday jetski this morning. Made my day.’

  47. Nick says:

    What is he thinking?

    His personal, unauthorised records of her menstrual cycle show that she might not be quite herself today

  48. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “H B Bear says:
    March 12, 2021 at 8:58 pm
    It’s a sockfest. That sick one diarising his periods is well overdue for a wash.”

    The only thing that would cleanse him would be metho and a match.

  49. Roger says:

    Those desperate to return home have found a loophole: travel caps only apply to air travel. No one ever said anything about boats.

    There may be a rationale to explain that.

    Travellers by sea can be tested before and during their voyage, meaning they could arrive effectively free of the virus for c. two weeks, the equivalent to being in quarantine.

    Or am I being too optimistic in attributing rational thought and efficient action to government?

  50. Zyconoclast says:

    Did anyone else see the story that 80% of the HMAS Sydney crew are sick due to Covid 19 vaccination?

  51. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Ha! I remember now another boarder getting reamed because he’d read the mood swings and mapped out our housemistress’s menstrual cycle in his school diary.
    Most of the punishment was visited upon him, not because he’d been disrespectful or invasive, but because he’d been correct.

  52. Ed Case says:

    Scotty is yet to hit his straps this year, he could turn out to be the Ndamukong Suh of Australian Politics.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndamukong_Suh

  53. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Every Friday, this subject….. comes up.

    It’s like a cycle of some kind.

  54. johanna says:

    Rockdoctor says:
    March 12, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Nick if you are lurking, cheers for the education of the Hoodoo’s origin. Some reason I always though they were Melbourne based, used to spend enough time there in the early ’90’s… Great band live don’t you agree?

    Heh, Rockster I employed their bass player Clyde Bramley as a part time storeman and packer for a small mail order outfit I managed in the early 1980s. We sold mainly cassettes and sound accessories, so it was a good fit.

    Clyde lived near me in inner Sydney and drove a magnificent ice blue Pontiac Parisienne, so I paid him a bit extra to pick me up and give me a lift to work, which was then on the other side of the Bridge and hard to get to by PT. At the more achievable starting time of 10am, we managed to get there most days, although I had to ring up and roust him out of bed now and then. Starting the working day in a Parisienne driven by a leather clad rock musician, flying across the Bridge and onto the freeway was a buzz!

    He was very good looking and uber cool, and most of the other people who worked there were intimidated by his appearance. He actually comes from a very conservative Christian family in Queensland, and was in fact quite shy and reserved, and not at all aggressive.

    After a year or so he and I and the company all parted, and I haven’t seen him for many years. I’m not sure what happened to him after he left the Gurus, but hope it went well for him – nice guy, not at all your typical rock ‘n’ roll jerk.

  55. bespoke says:

    johanna says:
    March 12, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Cool story 👍

  56. Rockdoctor says:

    LOL, Joanna. Why I love coming here, all of us seem to have interesting lives in our own ways. Albeit some more than others.

    I was drawn here lurking on Bolta when he started then Blair but a very infrequent poster as I was still pretty young and without the life experience I have now. Yup Gen X. I lurked here for 2 years before joining the fray, Gab was very welcoming on my first comment so like the neighborhood stray I stayed… 😄

  57. Leigh Lowe says:

    The Pontiac Parisienne.
    They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
    Not allowed to.
    Growing up near us there was a Catholic family of 12 who owned one.
    It seemed to have an infinite ability to swallow up large numbers of little kids.
    Thinking back, it was a stupid name.
    It was so not a Parisienne type car.

  58. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rockstar : “I’m fuckin’ broke man!”
    Normie : “Yeah, well, your car gets 2 miles to the gallon.”
    Rockstar : “The car is cool, man! It stays.”

  59. JC says:

    If you have about 2 1/2 hours to spare and Apple TV, it’s worth watching Cherry which is free and just released on Apple TV +. Nice movie.

  60. Dot says:

    Cherry 2000?

    Great movie.

  61. johanna says:

    LL, they could have fit six kids in the boot, or should I say trunk, of the Parisienne.

    Clyde couldn’t afford to run it either, but he’d rather not eat than give it up. Plus, he could fit most of the band’s equipment in it. Much cooler than a van. 🙂

  62. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Leigh Lowe says at 9:35 pm:

    “The Pontiac Parisienne.
    They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
    Not allowed to. …”

    Growing up in the ’60s with the Pontiac Parisienne, Chevy Impala, Dodge Phoenix, – these things had a boot as big as the in goal area on a rugby league field! – the beautiful Corvettes (still favour them), Bullitt’s Mustang (which you would not throw good money at) …

    Then along came Gough, who was good at Greek mythology, with his inter-galactic fuel crisis and they disappeared. Stupid man.

  63. JC says:

    No Dot, Just Cherry. No idea why it’s called that.

    James Gandolfini’s son is in it with a minor part and so is a Whalberg.

  64. Dot says:

    Turns out I am a fan of the post apocalyptic genre.

    Must see:

    Beyond Thunderdome (obviously)
    Cherry 2000
    A Boy and his Dog

  65. notafan says:

    Like the dead nurse in Portugal (suicide) i suspect this breathless *young women dying of vaccine blood clots* will last a few days and die.

    I’m not singing vaccine praises and of course if the vaccine is even only apparently killing people a pause is prudent.

    But some people are desperate for the vaccine to be the new big bad…

    Because their lives revolve about Itoldyousoing.

  66. Eyrie says:

    Right notaclue, get on the cattle car.

  67. Dot says:

    Thailand, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg & Lithuania have all paused COVID vaccination.

    There might be something to this.

  68. bespoke says:

    But some people are desperate for the vaccine to be the new big bad…

    Because their lives revolve about Itoldyousoing.

    Indeed!!!

  69. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Interesting, dot.
    A lot of them small euro nations are coming into spring…
    and more than a few of them might soon have a volcano in the vicinity

  70. incoherent rambler says:

    The panicked defence of AZ in journals of repute, like the ABCess and the BBC, speaks.

  71. Rockdoctor says:

    If anything I remember sliding across the back seats of a Morris (unknown model) when I was a child with my brothers always being chastened don’t lean on the doors, you may fall out. Always remember the NRMA involved with that car and even more with the Colt after as well somehow…

    The Volkswagon after the series of bombs we had never seemed to have any issues. Know the old man was sad to sell it but couldn’t take 2 cars on posting.

  72. JC says:

    Australia has proportionally more swamp creatures than the US by far.

    Former ABC boss Mark Scott will be the new vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney.

    Mr Scott, currently the head of the NSW Department of Education, will take over in July on a $982,800 salary, 40 per cent less than his predecessor Michael Spence’s $1.62m package.

    However he will be eligible for a 20 per cent performance bonus which could take his annual remuneration to an upper limit of $1.15m.
    Read Next

    The university’s chancellor Belinda Hutchinson said Mr Scott was “a highly effective, respected and successful senior leader of large and complex public facing, public sector institutions”.

    Mr Scott, who was originally a teacher ¬ but whose career also included periods as a political adviser, a journalist, a media executive and a bureaucrat – said it was “great privilege to be given this opportunity to come back to the University of Sydney as vice-chancellor at such a critical time”.

    Mr Scott did his original arts and teaching qualifications at the university.

  73. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Rock chariot in Marybrook was my ’76 Volvo 244. Guitars slotted into the esky-lid boot, drums on the back seat.
    DJ had a 245, the wagon. He once pointed out that he carried gear to a replacement value of $12k in it, which stunned me- but it flew under the radar, and never once got ripped off lurking around many dicey gig venues until the small hours, or mid-morning the day after.

  74. incoherent rambler says:

    Former ABC boss Mark Scott will be the new vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney.

    ABCess will have a future “experts at Sydney University say …” headline.

  75. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Tim Rogers had a Daihatsu family van for the same reason.

  76. bespoke says:

    JC says:
    March 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm
    Australia has proportionally more swamp creatures than the US by far.

    Critical race theory and Intersectionality are already deeply entrenched into the system the stories in the MSM only serve to create an illusion of correction in the short term.

  77. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Every man needs a ’74 Valiant.

    Because at some stage in their lives, everyone needs a battering ram.

  78. Leigh Lowe says:

    Dave in Marybrook says:

    March 12, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Tim Rogers had a Daihatsu family van for the same reason

    Which I am sure Mrs Rogers is very comfortable with.

  79. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    March 12, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Every man needs a ’74 Valiant.

    Because at some stage in their lives, everyone needs a battering ram.

    Or, alternatively, everyone needs the windscreen wiper motor to give up in the right-hand lane of the South Eastern freeway in a torrential downpour.
    It was a ’68, but the point is valid.

  80. dover_beach says:

    Politics For All
    @PoliticsForAlI
    · 1h
    BREAKING: Wales would consider bringing in local curfews for men to make women feel safer on the streets at night, its first minister Mark Drakeford said today.

    Via @TheSun

  81. Dot says:

    This is why we need ostracism.

  82. Dave in Marybrook says:

    No no, es vame, Senora Rogers.
    Good book.
    Makes you realize, the minted Springsteens of the world are rare in the world of musicians.

  83. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Or as ’70 Dodge Challenger, as in the fillum Vanishing Point.
    Ram your way thru to a whole different plane of existence.

  84. bespoke says:

    XY Falcon

  85. Dot says:

    Hmmmm

    Anyone ever looked into the possibility that John Wayne Gacy did not act alone and was just part of a human trafficking (sexual slavery of adults & children) ring?

    Surviving victims saw other people whilst being abuser/tortured and also saw lights come on in other parts of Gacy’s home.

    Amazing, horrible stuff. Until I looked into it, I assumed he was a loner. Looks like his staff were complicit too.

    One of his associates was part of the shameful “Delta Project,” child prostitution ring, centred in Chicago, IL.

  86. Leigh Lowe says:

    There are many parallels between the Pell case and the rabid shit going on about Porter.
    But there is one key difference.
    The imagined – sorry, “alleged” – offence took place in NSW, which has different rules for criminal trials than Danistan.
    In the highly unlikely event that this ever gets near a courtroom, Porter’s brief will stand up at 10:00 a.m. day one and request a trial by judge alone.
    Which will be granted because of saturation prejudicial media coverage.
    Day 2 at 10:00 a.m. Porter’s brief will apply for dismissal.
    And it will be granted.
    No point trying to influence the jury pool on this one.
    There won’t be a jury.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, 72, who made thousands of bare-breasted virgins dance before him in annual festival, dies after weeks in hospital for diabetes treatment

    WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Goodwill Zwelithini wielded great influence among millions of Zulus as king
    Zwelithini was admitted to hospital last month but health took a ‘turn for the worse’, a palace statement read
    King, from Nongoma, a town in south-eastern Kwa-Zulu Natal province, passed away in early hours of Friday
    During his 49-year-long reign, he revived festivals where bare-breasted young virgins danced in front of him

    Daily Mail.

  88. Zyconoclast says:

    McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo drives the new McLaren Artura

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BZSigNqTfo

  89. Dot.
    I’d hope not, the thought of a group as sick as him would be vile.

    I remember onepair of really sick buggers who tortured women to death in the US. Be difficult to imagine more than a pair

  90. Leigh Lowe says:

    South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, 72, who made thousands of bare-breasted virgins dance before him in annual festival, dies after weeks in hospital for diabetes treatment

    Presumably they will be advertising for a new Zulu King.
    I do hope they are going to resist any racist urges they might have and open the job up to all-comers.
    I will keep an eye on seek.com.au.

  91. twostix says:

    Because their lives revolve about Itoldyousoing.

    Victoria really does produces Australia’s premier passive aggressive wrongologists. What’s in the water down there?

  92. twostix says:

    Politics For All
    @PoliticsForAlI
    · 1h
    BREAKING: Wales would consider bringing in local curfews for men to make women feel safer on the streets at night, its first minister Mark Drakeford said today.

    A few years ago everyone thought I was joking when I said we need to close our borders to the UK.

    Watching a nation go crazy, collapse and die in real time is something special though.

  93. Zyconoclast says:

    Presumably they will be advertising for a new Zulu King.
    I do hope they are going to resist any racist urges they might have and open the job up to all-comers.

    I hear Sparkles Markle is looking for a new royal gig.

  94. mh says:

    South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, 72, who made thousands of bare-breasted virgins dance before him in annual festival, dies after weeks in hospital for diabetes treatment

    That’s the one thing missing from Zulu (movie).

  95. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Better be ready to get your ya-ya’s out if you want to make the shortlist, LL

  96. Dave in Marybrook says:

    mh, are you pushing the “magic dust” spice mix for red meat, or do I got you mixed up?

  97. Arky says:

    I too am diarising my periods:
    .
    There.

  98. Arky says:

    .
    Oh shit. Another one.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    That’s the one thing missing from Zulu (movie).

    Uuumm, barebreasted Zulu girls, in a film, shot in South Africa, at the height of the apartheid era?

  100. mh says:

    mh, are you pushing the “magic dust” spice mix for red meat

    I don’t believe so.

    But then I can’t rule it out, either.

  101. mh says:

    Uuumm, barebreasted Zulu girls, in a film, shot in South Africa, at the height of the apartheid era?

    Controversial?

  102. twostix says:

    Shouldn’t be too hard of the ukay weirdos though, this is what Australia sends to meet and project ourselves the world now.

    Two crazy looking barren crones with identical almost maniacal paper ‘achievement’ collecting backgrounds and life stories.

  103. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Hmmm someone here was spruiking it, and was good enough to itemize the formula.
    Mind you, I wrote it down and it’s somewhere here on this desk too, buggered if I can find it. Got to eat me some of these lambs- ankle deep in grass.

  104. areff says:

    Presumably they will be advertising for a new Zulu King.

    I stand ready. So does the burnt cork.

  105. MatrixTransform says:

    magic dust is for faeries (and american style pork rib)

  106. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    . The best days of journalism and many other things besides are far behind us Zulu

    Even the old Melbourne Truth, scandal sheet that it sometimes was, could boast hard-nosed journalists of calibre. How they would laugh at any colleagues unfortunate enough to have graduated from The Wendy Bacon School of Creative Writing sent out to poke around murky Melbourne and trawl the gutters.

  107. C.L. says:

    Why is she wearing a Doctor Who coat?
    LOL.

  108. areff says:

    Why is she wearing a Doctor Who coat?

    Because she’s actually three dwarfs standing atop each other

  109. MatrixTransform says:

    Magic Dust BBQ Seasoning

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup paprika
    1/4 cup salt (finely ground)
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 Tbsp mustard powder
    1/4 cup chili powder
    1/4 cup ground cumin
    2 Tbsp ground black pepper
    1/4 cup granulated garlic
    2 Tbsp cayenne

    Preparation:

    Mix together ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place … like a cupboard.

    In addition to seasoning food at the table,

    Can be used as a dry rub on beef, chicken, pork, fish, seafood, and vegetables.

    To make it a little hot and spicy, increase the mustard powder and black pepper to 1/4 cup each.

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Uuumm, barebreasted Zulu girls, in a film, shot in South Africa, at the height of the apartheid era?

    Controversial?

    Can’t remember the title, but there was a very good book written about the making of the film “Zulu”, including the difficulties of dealing with the South African film censors.

  111. MatrixTransform says:

    Mexican Seasoning

    Ingredients
    1/4 cup dried oregano
    3 tablespoons dried chilli flakes
    1 tablespoon paprika
    2 teaspoons cumin
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    1 tablespoon onion flakes
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pinch ground cloves
    1 pinch ground cinnamon

    Preparation:
    Mix together ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place

  112. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Ah MT you’re a true gentleman.
    mh, you’re sunning in the warmth of the Cat too, thanks for your tolerance.

  113. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    grate – three comments per thread – how to fix, please cats?! 😕

  114. Leigh Lowe says:

    MatrixTransform says:

    March 12, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Mexican Seasoning

    Build a wall.

  115. MatrixTransform says:

    St Ruth gets all narky and precious about BBQ recipes.

    … I think it’s because most QLD’ers haven’t worked out the internet thingy

  116. feelthebern says:

    Season 3 of Blacklist is juvenile.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    OECD top post: And the winner is … Australia’s Mathias Cormann

    SIMON BENSON. GEOFF CHAMBERS. JOE KELLY
    9 minutes ago March 12, 2021
    No Comments

    Australia has pulled off a stunning diplomatic coup with Mathias Cormann set to be announced as secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, delivering the Asia-Pacific region’s first head of the Paris-based body.

    In a major vindication of Scott Morrison’s push to win the influential economic post, sources close to the OECD process confirmed Mr Cormann’s appointment, which will be announced as early as Saturday morning.

    Mr Cormann, who served in federal parliament from 2007 until his retirement late last year, won the tightly contested contest following an exhaustive process pitting him against the preferred European candidate, Sweden’s Cecilia Malmstrom.

    Australia’s longest-serving ­finance minister steps into the OECD role despite a campaign questioning his climate change credentials and a push to select the first female secretary-general.

    The Weekend Australian understands the Prime Minister played a central role in Mr Cormann’s successful OECD bid, calling more than 50 world leaders over the course of the last few months. Mr Cormann, regarded as one of Australia’s most accomplished finance ministers, also ran a tireless international lobbying effort to secure the posting, having faced resistance from some European countries.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  118. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    bluddee hell – fixed, by mystical collectivist magick, peoples! 😼

  119. MatrixTransform says:

    if you can find it, use French’s yellow mustard

    smother that meat in mustard and use that to make tha magic dust stick

    like shit to a blanket

  120. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Good luck tellsing your workmates (or neighbores) about the “Grate Reset” peoples, they’ll look at you like you’re Annie imperiously barging into a tinfoil hat convention … 🤥

  121. MatrixTransform says:

    seriously, the mexi on pork belly

    … will get more poonani than TailGunner

    (well, maybe less but deffo higher quality)

  122. mh says:

    Anna, please save us!

    PA Hospital locked down as doctor tests positive to COVID-19
    Health authorities are again scrambling to contain a possible outbreak of the mutant UK strain of COVID-19 after a doctor at one of the state’s largest hospitals tested positive and was infectious while in the community.

  123. MatrixTransform says:

    errata:

    dont mix
    use a spice grinder
    if it happens to have coffee in it then all the better

  124. mh says:

    Something random for this soon to be closed forum

    A Catalan translator says his translation of a poem recited at the President Joe Biden’s inauguration was shelved after he was told that, being a white male, he had the wrong ‘profile’ to translate a black female poet.
    Víctor Obiols, a renowned English-Catalan translator, said his Spanish publisher refused to use his already completed translation of Amanda Gorman’s poem ‘The Hill We Climb’, ostensibly because his skin color and gender were not appropriate for the task.

    Barcelona-based publisher Univers said they commissioned the translation to Obiols because they considered him to be the best qualified. Obiols is well-known for translating the works of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde into Catalan.

    However, after the translation was already finished, Univers was contacted by Gorman’s US publisher, Viking Books, and asked to find a translator who is a woman and an activist, preferably of African American origin, instead.

    “They did not question my abilities, but they were looking for a different profile, which had to be a woman, young, activist and preferably Black,” Obiols told AFP.

  125. MatrixTransform says:

    Lydia, Lydia … the girl’s got chlamydia

  126. Rex Anger says:

    No point trying to influence the jury pool on this one.
    There won’t be a jury.

    Not their untent, Mr Lowe.

    They want Christian Porter to be utterly toxic and radioactive as a brand. Maybe not unelectable, but certainly not credible to Joe and Jane Public. A ony Abbot-style.

    You don’t even need a successful trial to plant that meme in the pliant, hyper-conditioned minds of leftwits, luvvies and Union-backing-but-otherwise-unremarkable normies.

    Someone posited on the Cat today that the plan may be to nobble Porter before he stsrting going after the Unions. Anything would do, but allegations from a dead madwoman seem to be a suitable starting point…

  127. Tony Rooney says:

    Muddy says:
    March 12, 2021 at 8:12 pm
    Military history nerds:

    Mine Warfare : 1st Australian Task Force’s struggle for South Vietnam.

    Thanks for the heads up Muddy.

    I had no idea that it was in the pipeline.

    The previous work that Andrew Ross, Bob Hall, Derrill de Heer and Amy Griffin have collaborated on has been absolutely outstanding. “Wandering souls” is one example and their GIS mapping I’ve previously linked to is another.

    Reconciliation has been a term so abused nowadays, it practically has no meaning. It’s so good to see it actually in action without any SJW fanfare. Andrew Ross runs with a really great UNSW-ADFA crew…

    There are bags of reasons why I think the previous work on the subject was inadequate. That would be Greg Lockhart’s ‘The Minefield’. Which I ultimately considered was an ill-considered hatchet job on the second ATF Commander Stuart Graham.

    It will be interesting to see if Ross addresses the following:

    A) Graham laid the minefield to part way compensate for the third RAR Battalion that the initial task force wanted, but because of penny’s, didn’t get. (But ultimately did + Tanks + a lot of other stuff originally requested by Army, but refused by Treasury.)

    B) Stuart’s rationale for assuming that Vietnamese Regional Force/Popular Force troops (Chocos) responsible for covering the minefield with fire had the necessary training and equipment and motivation to secure it.

    C) Includes Stuart’s study at Staff College of the French/Algerian campaign in the 1950’s where barrier minefields (Suitably covered by fire.) Which proved tremendously effective.

    D) The fact that the majority of those that wriggled through the wire to get at Stuart Graham’s munitions depot, to lift them, were primary school age children.

    E) Graham, while a very smart guy, never ever got his head around the entire South East Asian Peasant mind set of – “‘Boom’, cheers. That’s made a dent in the retirement income… We’ll make another one” ethos…

    I’m confident that Ross will make a fairer job of the tragedy and place the blame for the debacle more squarely than Lockhart did.

    If Des the Deskperson isn’t scrolling past MilHist on spec.

    Can I ask, what can you tell me about John Menandue?

  128. stackja says:

    John Brennan has died.

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