Open Forum: April 3, 2021

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  1. Tailgunner says:

    The stolen election has some upside?
    Never, ever

  2. Tailgunner says:

    Armadillo shot himself in his garage over it.
    Or his “MIL” mate from the pub offed him as planned?

  3. Boambee John says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    April 8, 2021 at 5:25 pm
    Sorry, I didn’t see your later posts on the Bradford fire, BJ.

    No worries, I often get caught by posting without scanning forward.

    That fire shows that accelerant (other than general scraps and untidiness) is not needed with old structures. I suspect that Luna Park had similar problems with food wrappings being dropped off the train inside the tunnels.

    lotocoti

    WE were in the UK at the time, did not see it live, but on the news soon after. Horrifying to watch.

  4. Eyrie says:

    Traitors
    Requirements: Flammable oil, matches, trebuchet, rope, brick wall.
    OR Berley, rope, boat sharks.

    Helicopter, pilots, passenger takeoffs only.

  5. Boambee John says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    April 8, 2021 at 5:34 pm
    Someone here a while ago (nota?) mentioned a comparative site for online books, which compares prices for books from various online providers.
    Can anyone advise?

    http://www.booko.com.au

  6. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    A Texas man was arrested Sunday and charged with manslaughter after two children fell from a backhoe bucket and were fatally run over by the vehicle.

    And the kids would have been highly entertained – until. Otherwise, words fail.

  7. Boambee John says:

    JC says:
    April 8, 2021 at 5:49 pm
    Can I just make a point that there’s now one thing the Demented Administration has done that is incredibly good and yuge. The admin has signed off on a gen 4 reactor. It’s going to be built.

    Someone from Black Rock is advising Creepy Joe on this, and is hot to impose nuclear on pretty much every advanced economy. It will be fun to watch our government and opposition when the US leans on Oz.

    Does Black Rock have investments in nuclear technology?

  8. Boambee John says:

    Roger

    Snap.

  9. Roger says:

    Roger

    Snap.

    🧐

  10. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So there is a choice – the ICE or global collapse

    Re your comment Winston, and Speedy’s also, the fun thing is that China is landing pretty good tradies’ utes on our shores and selling them for less than $25 grand. Their quality will also improve with time.

    China isn’t going to stop building cheap ICE vehicles. So what happens when nutty green pollies want to ban Chinese ICE cars eh? Popcorn time is what happens.

    If new ICE cars are banned the old ones will be kept going like in Cuba. And then ICE cars will be imported either new or 2nd hand. So Canberra will have to try to tax them with crazy import tariffs, which will piss off the Chinese even more, or they will have to play whack-a-mole preventing old cars landing on our shores. Which is feasible but will go down like a lead balloon in the electorate. And if they try to ban the sale of petrol or diesel fuels the voter revolt will be epic, to say the least.

    It’ll be fun to watch this play out. The article I put up today about Germany is interesting since renewables have gotten only to about 30% of the electricity market there, despite the most progressive-green policies in the world. And has hit the wall big time technically and economically. So all these silly plans about 50% renewables by 2030 and net-zero by whenever are totally impossible. So are electric cars. Reality is going to mug our elite political class like a dinosaur asteroid.

  11. Leigh Lowe says:

    Thanks nota.
    Cheers.

  12. Eyrie says:

    Reality is going to mug our elite political class like a dinosaur asteroid.

    Yep.

  13. calli says:

    I suspect that Luna Park had similar problems with food wrappings being dropped off the train inside the tunnels.

    I remember the ride well from the early 70’s where it was a favourite hangout. Opportunities for a holding of hands or a clandestine kiss in the “dark”. 😀

    The floor was covered in litter even then. The props were painted cloth over chicken wire armatures that would pop out and say “boo” or laugh. All very dodgy but lots of fun. I seem to recall people smoking in there, but that might be false. Everyone smoked back then.

    Now the River Caves was the ride for a serious cuddle. Fun to bump into another boat and catch your friends having a quick pash. Oh those days of innocence.

  14. Roger says:

    So all these silly plans about 50% renewables by 2030 and net-zero by whenever are totally impossible.

    Doesn’t mean they won’t try and do a lot of damage in the process.

    The QLD government is closing coal fired power generators ahead of schedule in order to meet their 50% by 2030 goal.

  15. Clam Chowdah:

    Fixed that for you. Bravery is not limited to the men who follow, but is distributed evenly (if in rarified quantities) around the general (sic) population.

    …like the bloke armed with a shopping trolley against the lunatic with a knife.

  16. caveman says:

    So, the pollies weren’t subject to any sexual harassment laws up until now, they had special rooting dispensation privileges. Who would have thunk.

  17. calli says:

    Apart from the oil painted walls, there were lots of diaphanous shreds of fabric “cobwebs” and other creepy stuff being blown at the carriages by concealed fans. Perfect to supply both fuel and oxygen.

  18. Tailgunner says:

    Even Winston Churchill gets a guernsey.
    Nice

  19. Roger says:

    This is really going to set the fox up with the hens.

    Peak stupidity reached, I would say.

  20. incoherent rambler says:

    Eyrie. You will eventually run out of helicopters.

  21. incoherent rambler says:

    Peak stupidity reached, I would say.

    Peak moron and peak idiot still to come.

  22. Roger says:

    Palaszczuk keeping stumm on sexual harrassment claims against a minister in her government.

    Yesterday she was calling on Morrison to convene a national women’s summit.

  23. JC says:

    Hah Tickler.

    Chester Park. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1910.

  24. Boambee John says:

    And if they try to ban the sale of petrol or diesel fuels the voter revolt will be epic, to say the least.

    Forget about the voters, the major petroleum companies have massive investments in fuel distribution infrastructure. No more donations to any party that tries to write that lot off, no more nice “consultancies” post politics.

  25. Boambee John says:

    So all these silly plans about 50% renewables by 2030 and net-zero by whenever are totally impossible. So are electric cars. Reality is going to mug our elite political class like a dinosaur asteroid.

    Could be feasible, with an Australia-wide network of nuclear power stations?

  26. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Well that’s one way of deterring female criminal activity.
    Not the way I’d’ve chosen.

  27. miltonf says:

    Been reading about the deadshit governor of Arkansas- what is it corporations endorsing injecting minors with dangerous biochemicals? More evil than I ever imagined.

  28. incoherent rambler says:

    The problem with battery power is the wait for the charge cycle.
    What to do? Drink beer or get out the mains powered drill.

  29. Ed Case says:

    The Oil Companies are all on board for Renewables.
    Yeah, they might stop supplying Petrol to Australia, but the boats full of bitumen will still keep on coming.
    We haven’t committed to makingt roads out of Renewables.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    BJ – The EU is said to be considering recategorizing nuclear as renewable electricity. I guess if you can call a guy a woman and send him to women’s prison then you can call a nuke plant a windmill and get away with it.

    LEAK: EU experts to say nuclear power qualifies for green investment label (28 Mar)

  31. Tailgunner says:

    Can we make plastic bags out of hydrogen?
    🤣

  32. Ed Case says:

    And forget Nuclear.
    If there was any money to be made out of it the Electric Utilities in America would be rolling in dough.
    But they’re not, and there’s not.

  33. Snoopy says:

    Three cheers for the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland! Gratuitous wokeness from their monthly magazine The Road Ahead.

    When RACQ member Steve Berry and his partner Alan Taylor drive their slide-on camper into a caravan park, fellow campers emerge from their RVs with a cold beer in hand to witness the set-up.

    I suppose we should be thankful the H word didn’t raise its ugly head.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Can we make plastic bags out of hydrogen?

    They’ll all end up on Mars and won’t there be a to-do about that.

  35. johanna says:

    Agree, BoN.

    As I said earlier, all this pie in the sky stuff about the demise of ICE vehicles is not based in reality. For one thing, not only China, but also the US, will continue to manufacture them. If the Euroweenies imagine that simultaneously running down their electricity grids and putting millions of electric cars on them is a viable strategy, good luck with that. The reality is that what they are proposing is physically impossible.

    It may play well to inner city Greens, but if they actually try to implement it in Australia, they will be slaughtered in rural and urban fringe electorates. Without those, they can’t win elections.

    Seems to me that they are assuming that they will not be around when these deadlines are reached, and some other poor devil will cop the bucketloads of electoral backlash heading their way.

  36. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    the old wiring in this place was wrapped in some sort of black cloth.
    Never tested, but I assume it was flammable.

    Same for our current older charming abode. Electrician nearly had a fit, everything to be re-wired and done as soon as yesterday in the back part of the place. A total fire hazard to the 93 year old dear who was teetering around here till she was completely bedridden, says he. What were her family thinking, etc. We had it done as job number one. Then rewiring of the main switchboard and lots of the external lighting. We purchased it at auction, saw it once, knew there would be money to spent and put our hand up making it ours for the space, privacy and view.

    First week in, ripped up all the old carpet (very good man who did that on day one), called in the plasterers who renewed every ceiling in the place (days two to ten), and electrician put in a new stove (day fourteen) till we could redo the kitchen. The bathrooms were semi-functional if you taped up the shower in one and renewed the toilet seat (day fifteen) in the other. Then called in the painters. Complete reno mostly done now, although thinking maybe we could go up into the roof space. Not sure if we can be bothered. Only two of us at home.

  37. Cardimona:
    Your burn will hurt like buggery unless you use this stuff.
    I use it on any burn I have after the water Rx you already gave it.
    Cut the stuff to size, remove the backing and apply the burn to the fixomull.
    AND DON’T BLOODY REMOVE IT FOR 4 – 5 DAYS.
    Yes, it may smell a bit offensive, but wear a rubber glove to keep it clean.
    To reve the dressing soak it in vegetable/baby oil for 30 minutes and it will then come off with a gentle pull.
    Old mate with second degree burns to 90% of his hand decided to change the oil on his Land Rover before he came in. Oils ain’t just oils.
    Don’t do it. While the oil may be sterile from the heat, it ain’t clean. 😭

  38. calli says:

    Can we make plastic bags out of hydrogen?

    Gypsum might work.

  39. Arky says:

    And forget Nuclear.
    If there was any money to be made out of it the Electric Utilities in America would be rolling in dough.

    ..
    SouthernCompany, revenue 2020: 20 billion.

  40. Tailgunner says:

    Winston with some battlefield medic knowledge.
    Nice.

  41. incoherent rambler says:

    Lycra is a petrochemical product.

    A fossil ban would have its upside.

  42. Gunner:
    GenIV reactors.
    Credit where credit is due – An O’Biden/Harris administration is the only one who could get this going, hopefully.

  43. Top Ender says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators rather than airmen “to instil a stronger sense of identity” as it heads into its second century.

    RAAF chief, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld revealed the change at a centenary dinner that hosted past and present aviators.

    He said that as the Air Force charted its path forward, a stronger sense of identity was needed.

    “Of all the work that has been done in developing our Air Force culture, the most challenging dilemma has been fully explaining who we are,” Air Marshal Hupfeld said.

    “We understand well enough what we are and what we do – but have never quite managed to successfully articulate WHO we are. We are ALL aviators.”

    He went on to say that the term should not simply apply to pilots because as an Air Force, they were all “born of the air and space” and their “common and collective purpose was to think, act and imagine from the perspective of the skies and space above us”.

    Oz

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The Oil Companies are all on board for Renewables.

    I’m not getting on any plane flying on anything but the best aviation fuel.

    Guess that means that they’ll stop plane travel by keeping the av fuel but pricing it out of mass transit of tourism by air.

    Look, the whole renewballs thing is lunacy, always has been, and will fall over soon enough. So many industries just won’t be viable under it.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators rather than airmen “to instil a stronger sense of identity” as it heads into its second century.

    Aviatrix had such a nice ring to it. Can we have that back?

  46. Ed Case says:

    ***SouthernCompany, revenue 2020: 20 billion.***
    Revenuev ain’t profit.
    Is Southern traded much?
    I’d be surprised if it was.

  47. Roger says:

    Aviatrix had such a nice ring to it. Can we have that back?

    They ceased teaching Latin more than a generation ago, so the answer is no.

  48. JC says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    The Oil Companies are all on board for Renewables.

    April 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Ed Case says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    And forget Nuclear.

  49. Johanna:

    It may play well to inner city Greens, but if they actually try to implement it in Australia, they will be slaughtered in rural and urban fringe electorates. Without those, they can’t win elections.

    A conservative is a Greens voter 24 hours after the grid goes tits up.

  50. Cardi:
    To reve the is semantically equivalent to “To remove the…”

  51. JC says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    The Oil Companies are all on board for Renewables.

    April 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Ed Case says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    And forget Nuclear.

    You are an imbecile, head case. A frightful one.

    Oil companies are not on board with renewballs. They say they are, but everyone except you knows that’s bullshit and they’re woke lying.

    Without production of an intense form of electricity, we’re fucked. There’s nothing else other than nuclear and fossil fuels for the moment.

    ***SouthernCompany, revenue 2020: 20 billion.***
    Revenuev ain’t profit.
    Is Southern traded much?
    I’d be surprised if it was.

    Symbol “SO” has a market cap of $US66 billion.
    Average (stock) traded volume is 4 million shares

    It pays a div and earns $2.93 a share.
    The shares trade at $US63 dollars

    Number of shares outstanding is ~1 billion.

    Lastly, you’re a total imbecile, but I’ve already said that.

  52. Nick says:

    How much of a spanking are the bombers going to get tonight ? 🙂

  53. Zyconoclast says:

    Geriatric Mayfly says:
    April 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm
    A Texas man was arrested Sunday and charged with manslaughter after two children fell from a backhoe bucket and were fatally run over by the vehicle.

    The incident took place Saturday around 7:30 p.m. near Roanoke in Denton County, about 25 miles north of Forth Worth. Authorities said the two children – a 7-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy – were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Authorities identified the driver as 40-year-old Vijender Chauhan. Officials said Chauhan was operating a John Deere backhoe while several children and another adult were riding on different parts of the vehicle.

  54. Gunner:
    Had a young bloke at night squirm under his car to fix a ‘leaking radiator’. Got himself soaked in ‘water’ but couldn’t find the leak.
    Got out, and felt quite cold – desert wind around August? at Laverton W.A.
    Mate lights a smoke for him.
    The radiator wasn’t leaking, the fuel tank was.
    2nd and 3rd degree burns to most of his torso and legs.
    Half an hour he’s brought in, fairly distressed.
    One large black garbage bag with holes for head and arms over the trunk of the body and smaller ones for the legs. 3rd degree burns don’t hurt much – the nerves have been destroyed. It’s the 1st and 2nd burns that are really painful. Slip a large tshirt over the torso to exclude air from the skin surface and RFDS out.
    Still needs morphine and fluids, but not as much morphine.
    Embedded and burnt clothing etc can be dealt with in OT under a general anaesthetic and a skilled burns surgeon.
    First aid is airway, fluids, pain management. They can usually have oral water.
    (Just in case anyone is caught out back o’buggery with a nasty burns victim and a garbage bag.)

  55. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Aviatrix had such a nice ring to it. Can we have that back?
    They ceased teaching Latin more than a generation ago, so the answer is no.

    Agree, ditto Editrix. Nothing to do with the decline of Latin. Imagine the reaction if Murpharoo at The Guardian was described as an editrix – by man!

  56. Eyrie says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators rather than airmen “to instil a stronger sense of identity” as it heads into its second century.

    Stole it from the US Navy. Anyone seen Zatara lately?

  57. Zyconoclast says:

    Black Americans saw the highest increase in new gun owners of any demographic, the NSSF found, with gun ownership in the group up by a staggering 58.2%.

    Though Black Americans have a multitude of reasons for buying a gun – some new gun owners told the Guardian about stress related to the pandemic, others about the anxiety of seeing scores of armed white protesters rallying against lockdown orders or the election results – many had a common experience in the process of obtaining one. They were met with apathy, and in some cases disrespect, from white gun store owners, gun club members and at shooting ranges.

  58. Zyconoclast says:
    April 8, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    So it wasn’t Billy-Joe Jim-Bob a-hollerin’ out: “Y’all watch this…..” while using a backhoe as a merry-go-round?

  59. Arky says:

    Had a young bloke at night squirm under his car to fix a ‘leaking radiator’. Got himself soaked in ‘water’ but couldn’t find the leak.
    Got out, and felt quite cold – desert wind around August? at Laverton W.A.
    Mate lights a smoke for him.
    The radiator wasn’t leaking, the fuel tank was.

    ..
    Sounds like bullshit Winston.
    How drunk or stupid would you have to be to not smell the petrol? Either of them.
    What were they really up to?

  60. Boambee John says:

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:46 pm
    BJ – The EU is said to be considering recategorizing nuclear as renewable electricity. I guess if you can call a guy a woman and send him to women’s prison then you can call a nuke plant a windmill and get away with it.

    ROFLMAO. What will our Greenies do then? The sound of exploding heads will be heard beyond Mars!

    Still, it shows that they are getting a message about unreliable and expensive electricity.

  61. dopey says:

    Peter Ridd…. Reef Heresy? Very clear. Can be read in a few days. A little bit of technical stuff but even I could follow it. Mentions a 2003 study claiming to show how far the reef has moved from pristine state towards extinction. Aborigines arrived 50,000 years ago, they caught fish and collected shells. This moved the GBR 25% towards extinction. A small problem. 50,000 years ago the GBR did not exist.
    Apparently this has not been retracted and the paper is still one of the most highly cited papers written about the GBR.
    Thank goodness for people like Windschuttle and Peter Ridd.

  62. Boambee John says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm
    And forget Nuclear.
    If there was any money to be made out of it the Electric Utilities in America would be rolling in dough.
    But they’re not, and there’s not.

    But now the competition is wildly expensive ruinables, not cheap coal and gas, and the ruinables don’t deliver a reliable supply.

    Plus the new administration is hot for nuclear.

  63. Farmer Gez says:

    Had a young bloke at night squirm under his car to fix a ‘leaking radiator’. Got himself soaked in ‘water’ but couldn’t find the leak.
    Got out, and felt quite cold – desert wind around August? at Laverton W.A.
    Mate lights a smoke for him.
    The radiator wasn’t leaking, the fuel tank was.

    Couldn’t tell the difference between cold fuel and hot coolant?

  64. Boambee John says:

    Roger says:
    April 8, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    Aviatrix had such a nice ring to it. Can we have that back?

    They ceased teaching Latin more than a generation ago, so the answer is no.

    Saw a comment recently.

    Once we taught Latin and French in high school. Now we teach remedial English at university.

  65. calli says:

    The aviatrix, a closet dominatrix, became executrix for a phoenix who found itself in a fix with a prolix oratrix. It burst an appendix.

    And that’s about it for that suffix.

  66. Boambee John says:

    calli

    How’s trix?

  67. calli says:

    Fair to middling, ta.

    😀

  68. The aviatrix, a closet dominatrix, became executrix for a phoenix who found itself in a fix with a prolix oratrix. It burst an appendix.

    And that’s about it for that suffix.

    Any reason for excluding Thermomix?😇

  69. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Once we taught Latin … in high school

    Indeed. I suffered through three years of it.

  70. calli says:

    It is suspected that the phoenix was an escapee from the matrix where it was transfixed.

    So much for red pills.

  71. calli says:

    Uh oh. Sal has uttered the ju-ju word.

  72. Top Ender says:

    We all wrote in the front of our parent-purchased Latin books:

    Latin is a language, as dead as dead can be,
    It killed the ancient Romans, and now it’s killing me.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    A small problem. 50,000 years ago the GBR did not exist.

    Of course it did. It just was growing around the edges of giant ridges of dead corals sticking 100 m into the air. That’s why it goes so far out into the Coral Sea.

    The effect of ice ages is obvious from the shapes and sizes of the Pacific Atolls like Rangiroa. Huge rings. What is happening is when an ice age lowers the sea level the coral grows on the outside of the ring and the lagoon is high and dry. So the dead coral on the inside erodes with rainfall and acidic bird droppings. Then when the ice age goes away sea level rises and refloods the lagoon. But not much coral grows inside the ring because of a lack of access to ocean currents bringing food in to the coral polyps. But the coral keeps on growing on the outside of the ring so the ring gets bigger. The French Polynesian atolls are millions of years old and the GBR is likewise, if you think about it.

    During the last ice age Rangiroa must’ve been a sight. Think of a giant 100 m tall limestone castle 80 km long and 32 km wide. There’s a French winery on it these days.

  74. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Mein Gott, this Goose Morristeen press conference is excruciating. What a cavalcade of imbeciles – GM, Mr Mackey, Paul “is wrong, again” Kelly (the medico one) and bringing up the rear, Ghunt.

    All so they can repeatedly refuse to admit that this mad rush to foist a toxic unnecessary chemical cocktail on the populace may not be proceeding as swimmingly as those monumental f*ckwits originally envisaged.

    Idiocracy, we’re existing in it. Time to switch over to that televisual feast (where there are no uncertainties), “Ow, my balls”.

  75. lotocoti says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators rather than airmen

    They’re still penguins.

  76. Zyconoclast says:

    So it wasn’t Billy-Joe Jim-Bob a-hollerin’ out: “Y’all watch this…..” while using a backhoe as a merry-go-round?

    I think he might be related to that bloke who crashed into/killed the 4 cops in Melbourne.

  77. vr says:

    From Roberta Flack’s first album.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_GVkLgA-kg

  78. JC says:

    Fan

    The odds are one in a million you end up with blood clots. That number comes from 20 million getting the shot in the UK and 19 folks ending up with clots.

  79. Zyconoclast says:

    Looks like day 7 was another good day for the defence of Derek Chauvin.

  80. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Any reason for excluding Thermomix?

    Yes, unless patent leather arseless chaps are involved, no thermomix.

    You know it makes sense.

  81. Carpe Jugulum says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators

    Thats ok, it’s easier to pronounce than Gaylords.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    The Royal Australian Air Force has announced all personnel will now be referred to as aviators rather than airmen

    Does that apply to cooks, clerks, bottlewashers, elephant trackers, doggies and adgies?

  83. Barry says:

    JC says:
    April 8, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Fan

    The odds are one in a million you end up with blood clots. That number comes from 20 million getting the shot in the UK and 19 folks ending up with clots.

    Their actions tonight imply a risk tradeoff that for 50 year olds, the chance of severe morbidity for under 50’s from The Bug must be less than 1ppm.

    No worse than the flu.

  84. notafan says:

    I know it.

    The pill is far more dangerous.

  85. feelthebern says:

    So what you’re saying, is that the stadium in Bradford was full of some thermite compound that resulting in it burning to the ground?

    h/t that moron who interviewed Jordan Peterson.

  86. feelthebern says:

    Dot, thanks for posting the Tim Pool link this morning.
    His long haired mate is a moron.
    Tim must keep him around so he looks smarter.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Thats ok, it’s easier to pronounce than Gaylords.

    “Out of your mates, and into your Eights?”

  88. Ragu says:

    chance of severe morbidity for under 50’s from The Bug must be less than 1ppm.

    Add coronavirus to the list of things the chïnks are shit at making.

  89. Boambee John says:

    Zyconoclast says:
    April 8, 2021 at 8:06 pm
    Looks like day 7 was another good day for the defence of Derek Chauvin.

    Soon angry mobs of BLM supporters will be in the streets, waving nooses, and looking for a lynching?

  90. Leigh Lowe says:

    Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    April 8, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Once we taught Latin … in high school

    Indeed. I suffered through three years of it.

    All I remember is:-

    “Latin is a language,
    as dead as dead can be.
    It killed the ancient Romans,
    and now it’s killing me.”

  91. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The odds are one in a million you end up with blood clots.

    It looks like the risk of blood clots is a lot higher with actual Covid infections. So on a like vs like comparison you are comparing the risk of getting blood clots from a Covid infection vs the risk of getting blood clots from the AZ vaccine. Which is almost certainly lower.

    The second link notes that not much is known yet about occurrence of blood clots with mild Covid infections. But it was common in those who had to be treated in hospital.

    On the other hand a lot of people seem to be naturally immune to Covid going on the situation in the Diamond Princess, where only about 20% of the people on board caught it despite being stuck in the ship for a month. That was one particular strain though, and since then there’re been several mutations. It seems to be mutable like the flu, with all the issues of flu seasons every year.

  92. dopey says:

    OK Bruce but where where the fish? And the prawn boats.

  93. lotocoti says:

    it’s easier to pronounce than Gaylords

    The cruelest act I ever saw was inviting the Powder Blue brass to a RANC-RMC rugby game grudge match.

  94. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sorry, TopEnder, I missed yours.
    But I do remember that little rhyme.
    Along with the book entitled “The Approach to Latin”, which we would add a few strokes and an apostrophe to the cover, resulting in “The Approach to Eatin’
    Hilarious.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Dopey – You’re asking the wrong Bruce. Ask the other one. Maybe he’ll write a sequel to Dark Emu about the prawn trawlers of the Pleistocene.

  96. chrisl says:

    All this talk of RSJ reminds me that I have a length in my driveway. Free to a good home . Pick up only . Melbourne nw suburbs

  97. JC says:

    Bruce:

    My doc was saying that there’s a definite risk for those prone to clots and the problem is that sometimes these people don’t even know they are.

    He said (sure the risk is low) if you end up with a headache after the jab, then bolt to emergency as it could be a clot in the noggin.

  98. Kev says:

    They’re still penguins.

    or Blue Orchids during WW2 and later in my time. I remember choppers flying overhead heading back to base. A hot meal, a cold beer and a warm safe bed. I was simply jealous and lay there wondering where I had gone wrong. Never thought to change services though – I had my pride.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    JC – Yes. And I’m pointing out that saying the bat crud is harmless to people under 50 is glossing over a lot of debilitation issues, like blood clots too. Do your research and choose wisely as the knight guy said to Indiana Jones.

  100. Top Ender says:

    Leigh Lowe…”“The Approach to Latin” converted to “The Approach to Eatin’ …

    Yup, had the same one Leigh. I do remember being slack about Latin, and having been told that it would make me a leader, had to write out 100 times “me duce tutis eris”.

    Apparently this means “With me for your leader you will be safe”.

  101. JC says:

    Do your research and choose wisely as the knight guy said to Indiana Jones.

    Choose wisely, how? Our only choice for the jab is Astra.

  102. jo says:

    Arky says:
    April 8, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    Had a young bloke at night squirm under his car to fix a ‘leaking radiator’. Got himself soaked in ‘water’ but couldn’t find the leak.
    Got out, and felt quite cold – desert wind around August? at Laverton W.A.
    Mate lights a smoke for him.
    The radiator wasn’t leaking, the fuel tank was.

    ..
    Sounds like bullshit Winston.
    How drunk or stupid would you have to be to not smell the petrol? Either of them.
    What were they really up to?

    The young riginals would pass the petrol can around sniffing while driving and smoking. Didn’t go well. That’s why they bought out Opal fuel with low aromatics.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Choose wisely, how? Our only choice for the jab is Astra.

    The choice is: be vaccinated now, wait, not be vaccinated. If you choose vaccinated the choice is AZ, Pfizer, wait for another one. There already are Pfizer vaccines in Australia, but not as many doses and Canberra would prefer you use the AZ vaccine manufactured here by CSL for the obvious reasons.

    My intention is for people to consider the relative risk of each of those options. There’s risk in doing something and there is risk in not doing something. People don’t often consider the latter I’ve found.

    The EU silly game playing will be pushing ScoMo towards getting more in, I suspect. But simply waiting will probably see more Pfizer doses arrive, plus Moderna and J&J. I doubt the Russian and Chinese ones would get certification here.

  104. Black Ball says:

    Bill Whittle in scintillating form. I think he along with Mark Steyn are the foremost commentators on the culture wars and what the stakes are moving forward.

  105. JC says:

    Bruce.

    It appears there will only be astra for Australians in 21. We may see the others in 22/23.

  106. JC says:

    This is a shocking result. It really is shocking.

    75% Say Voter ID Necessary, Majority Oppose Georgia Boycott

    Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from Atlanta to punish Georgia for enacting a new election integrity law, but most voters support the law and oppose calls for business boycotts against Georgia.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters say requiring voters to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote is necessary to “a fair and secure election process.” Nineteen percent (19%) disagree. (To see survey question wording

    Who the fuck are the 25% of the population that don’t support voter ID? Who are these lunatics?

  107. Arky:

    Sounds like bullshit Winston.
    How drunk or stupid would you have to be to not smell the petrol? Either of them.
    What were they really up to?

    Both of them IIRC, were both young, stupid, and there may have been illegal substances involved.
    I don’t know, and I didn’t really care. One of them needed help and I don’t ask questions like that unless they are germaine to the treatment.

  108. Boambee John says:

    Who the fuck are the 25% of the population that don’t support voter ID? Who are these lunatics?

    The hard core of the DemonRat Party, the kind who follow the Richardson “Whatever it takes” philosophy.

  109. Boambee John says:

    PS, imagine munty and the ostrich working the polling places for Labor/Greens.

  110. calli says:

    Who the fuck are the 25% of the population that don’t support voter ID? Who are these lunatics?

    Cheats.

  111. Motelier says:

    Cheats

    That is a bit harsh.

    Remember you are talking about lots of dead people.

  112. dover_beach says:

    75% Say Voter ID Necessary, Majority Oppose Georgia Boycott

    Baris has been polling the same. Majority support among Blacks and Latinos too. It’s pretty much white college liberals that oppose voter ID. So you have to ask: what is behind Delta, MLB, Coca Cola, and the like railroading Georgia on voter integrity lae? What is in the brown paper bag for them?

  113. Arky says:

    and I don’t ask questions like that unless they are germaine to the treatment.

    ..
    And hence miss out on top stories to tell later.

  114. Top Ender says:

    There’s always ratbag cheats!

    What would Richard III have been saying from under his carpark* for hundreds of years?

    * = likely wagon park etc

  115. calli says:

    Mote! 😀 🎉

  116. Jo:

    The young riginals would pass the petrol can around sniffing while driving and smoking. Didn’t go well. That’s why they bought out Opal fuel with low aromatics.

    These were Caucasion blokes. Our mob isn’t immune to stupidity, and they sure as shit aren’t slipping it into the childhood vaccines.
    ..Just clarifying..

  117. Snoopy says:

    Who the fuck are the 25% of the population that don’t support voter ID? Who are these lunatics?

    I don’t know, but almost 200% of them voted for Biden.

  118. Nick says:

    PS, imagine munty and the ostrich working the polling places for Labor/Greens.

    If I had a head like Monty’s, I could see why some wouldn’t want picture ids

  119. Old School Conservative says:

    Cats have been saying this for ages; now it’s official:

    Today the Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia issued the official causes of death for the dead of January 6th:
    five dead, two of natural causes, one accidental, one still of unknown cause – and the only homicide was at the hands of the state, by a member of the Capitol Police. But the American media joined with Nancy Pelosi & Co in damning the massed ranks of Trump supporters as domestic terrorists.

    Full details on Steyn’s site.

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick says:

    April 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    How much of a spanking are the bombers going to get tonight ? 

    Hmmmm.
    Well, they got a whacking in the free kick count, but 83-80 isn’t exactly a “spanking”.
    Who have the Bruise-free Blues got this week?

  121. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It appears there will only be astra for Australians in 21.

    JC – ScoMo bought 20 million Pfizer doses and they are being given out as I write. There are criteria for who gets them. If he can get 20 million in mid February, which is when they started to arrive, then he can probably get millions more this year sometime. There’re also 51 million Novovax doses on order.

    Then there’re privately sourced supplies. That would be a fun question to follow up on. The current vaccination plan is Canberra running it and paying for it. Pollies love to be high poobah in charge. But what if you want the Moderna not the AZ one? If you are prepared to pay for it yourself…why not?

    I can see plenty of reasons for pollies to object to such things but I see no reason why private health companies shouldn’t be ordering doses themselves. Getting them in the current period might not be easy, but it’s like the shortage of masks last year – a few months later and the things were available everywhere.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Peter Dutton tells troops: We’ve got your back

    EXCLUSIVE
    Ben Packham
    FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT
    @bennpackham
    24 minutes ago April 8, 2021
    1 Comment

    Peter Dutton says his top priority as Defence Minister is repairing an ADF-wide morale slump that has followed the Brereton report, reassuring the nation’s serving men and women that “the government has their back”.

    He said Defence’s response to the damning war crimes report would “continue on”, but he was focused on ensuring Defence personnel were ready, with “every asset available”, to meet heightened national security threats.

    Mr Dutton will meet 3rd Brigade personnel in Townsville on Friday in his first major visit to a Defence facility since taking over the portfolio, observing a “capability display” involving infantry, tanks, armoured personnel carriers and Bushmaster vehicles.

    He will also visit the army’s 5th Aviation Regiment, which operates army helicopters.

    “I think morale has been down and I think there is good reason now for it to be rebuilt,” he said.

    “And the commitment that the government has got to the Australian Defence Force, not only financially but morally, is very important.

    “My message is we are getting back to business. That business is more important than ever, and that business is to keep Australia safe and secure.”

    Mr Dutton said he had told the Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell and the secretary of his department, Greg Moriarty, in their first meeting following his late-March appointment, to provide all available support to the troops and get major procurement programs back on track.

    “There are priorities that we will focus on which will make it very clear to our troops that the government has their back,” he said. He said Australia faced “a very uncertain time” in the years to come, amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific and a profusion of “grey-zone” threats.

    “Nobody believes that we are on the brink of war or anything like that,” Mr Dutton said.

    “But there is a period of uncertainty and there is a new front now with cyber, and with non-state actors who have Australia permanently in their sights … that is a war that Australians don’t necessarily see each day, but which we are engaged in constantly.”

    Mr Dutton said Australia‘s relationship with the US was “essential, and more important than ever”. “And the capacity that we each bring to the relationship is quite remarkable,” he said.

    “Having said that, the relationship with ‘Quad’ partners, with others in South-East Asia, with our other Five Eyes Partners, they remain absolutely essential and critical relationships as well.”

    Major General Paul Brereton released his war crimes report nearly five months ago, alleging up to 19 soldiers had murdered 39 civilians and prisoners in Afghanistan, findings that shook the foundations of the ADF. Mr Dutton said General Campbell’s work on a plan to implement the Brereton inquiry’s findings was “all under way”, and he would not rush the process.

    The new Office of the Special Investigator was examining whether criminal charges could be brought against alleged war criminals, “and that is properly left with that process”.

    “The biggest priority for our country now is to prepare for whatever this century holds,” Mr Dutton said.

    He said he was also focused on ensuring key defence procurements were tracking well, amid delays and cost blowouts on the $90bn Attack-class submarines and $45bn Hunter-class frigates.

    He said he was “listening more than talking” during his early weeks in the portfolio, requesting detailed status reports on all major procurements.

    “We need to make sure the government’s investment of $270bn-plus over the next decade is rolled out on time, and on budget, and we need to correct any problem in those programs,” he said.

    “It’s important because we need every asset available at the disposal of the … ADF.”

    With more than 500 ADF former ADF personnel taking their own lives in the past two decades, Mr Dutton said the government remained open to a royal commission on veterans’ suicide. But he said the Prime Minister was also determined to have a standing royal commission to address the problem in an ongoing way.

  123. Nick says:

    Who have the Bruise-free Blues got this week?

    You mean who are they losing to this week? The Suns.
    With Murphy as our hard man, woe betide any under 5’s team that crosses us.

  124. Black Ball says:

    Swans 4 zip. Incredible.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    But the American media joined with Nancy Pelosi & Co in damning the massed ranks of Trump supporters as domestic terrorists.

    I liked this one today:

    Dem Rep. Cohen: January 6 U.S. Capitol Incident as Bad as Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor? Surely the Capitol protest was worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki put together. Worse even than the dinosaur asteroid. Why, even the Sun exploding would barely be up to the seriousness of the events of 6 Jan.

  126. Nick says:

    I think the Swans peak too early. Tiredness and injuries may slow their progress

  127. JC t says:

    Bruce

    My understanding is that for the present, Astra is our only vax. I dunno about 2022.

  128. dover_beach says:

    Watch this:

    The Columbia Bugle Flag of United States
    @ColumbiaBugle
    · 10h
    .@TuckerCarlson & @julie_kelly2 Discuss The Collapsing Narrative About January 6th & The DC Medical Examiner Report Today Ruling That Ashli Babbitt’s Death Was A Homicide

    The Cause Of Officer Sicknick’s Death Still Has Not Been Released

    Tucker: It was all a lie. Liars.

  129. Infidel Tiger says:

    Free kick count 29-16 in favour of Swans?

    Jeez.

  130. dover_beach says:

    Tucker reminds us that the women that died of a drug overdose was reported in the aftermath of Jan 6 of being stampeded to death/ dying from asphyxiation. How the hell does a report such as this emerge from an OD? Honestly, this is not mere mistake, this is pure propaganda and disregard for the truth.

  131. Black Ball says:

    Bruce o’ Newk, the inflammatory language works. You can dial it up to eleventy to the power of eleventy if you are on the Left because of the supine attitude of so called conservatives. No pushback whatsoever.
    In the video I linked earlier with Bill Whittle, he was amazed that no Republican figure called out Joe Biden on his call likening Georgia’s voter laws to Jim Crow. Despite the Democrats adhering to this policy. Fucking nauseating

  132. C.L. says:

    Dover, check out Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli’s journey to truth re modern Catholicism, as explained in this interview.

    I have always believed the Levebrists were playing some bigger role in history than their enemies would ever believe.

  133. stackja says:

    USA MSM supporting USA Democrats narrative regardless. I am shocked!

  134. Leigh Lowe says:

    Infidel Tiger says:

    April 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Free kick count 29-16 in favour of Swans?

    Jeez.

    Forget it Jake.
    It’s SydneyTown.

  135. JC says:

    Bruce

    My understanding is that for the present, Astra is our only vax. I dunno about 2022.

  136. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick says:

    April 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I think the Swans peak too early. Tiredness and injuries may slow their progress

    Reasonably happy with the Bombers, considering injuries and youth.
    Down by 3 points tonight, coughed up a big lead against the Hawks to go down by 1 point.
    Got flogged by the Koch-heads and absolutely belted the Saints.
    So not all bad.
    Some of the kids look the goods.

  137. C.L. says:

    Valli’s thoughts on what this pope really is and why are inspired.

  138. ZK2A:

    Peter Dutton says his top priority as Defence Minister is repairing an ADF-wide morale slump that has followed the Brereton report, reassuring the nation’s serving men and women that “the government has their back”.

    Here’s the problem, Peter. We don’t believe you and we don’t trust you because governments of all stripes have lied far too often – even when they didn’t need to. Lying and overpromising is the standard approach you pricks take in your dealings with us.
    So piss off.

  139. Infidel Tiger says:

    Bruce

    My understanding is that for the present, Astra is our only vax. I dunno about 2022.

    Morrison is going to lose government over the vaccine rollout.

    Absolute debacle.

  140. m0nty says:

    Morrison is going to lose government over the vaccine rollout.

    Absolute debacle.

    He should lose it over this if not all the other failings, but he should have lost government last time yet Labor figured out how to lose. Albo might not have the killer instinct.

  141. Infidel Tiger says:

    Thanks God for Albo and Rudd’s rules preventing his removal!

  142. Entropy says:

    He said (sure the risk is low) if you end up with a headache after the jab, then bolt to emergency as it could be a clot in the noggin.

    Every single person I know has had the AZ has got a headache.

    Bruce, the Pfizer vaccine is short supply, very restricted access. Eg only at PA in brisbane, AZ everywhere else. Because the French are reneging on the contract.
    We should cancel the subs in retaliation, and because we should.

  143. Entropy says:

    Well, the Pfizer one is a tad difficult to handle too.

  144. m0nty says:

    I am not sure what the status of my scheduled vaccination is given today’s schemozzle, but if given the choice to go ahead with the AZ one I will gladly say yes.

  145. feelthebern says:

    Free kick count 29-16 in favour of Swans?

    Swans should have had more.

  146. Infidel Tiger says:

    I am not sure what the status of my scheduled vaccination is given today’s schemozzle, but if given the choice to go ahead with the AZ one I will gladly say yes.

    Good to hear. The aged, sick and infirm should have priority over us normals.

  147. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Guys we gotta get the new technology.
    The Moderna vaccine for Covid19. Yes the mRNA one, don’t be such Luddites.
    It stays preserved at 2°C in conventional refrigerators for 30 days just fine.
    No talk of blood clots about it.
    Plus it actually works.
    What’s not to like?

  148. jupes says:

    Peter Dutton says his top priority as Defence Minister is repairing an ADF-wide morale slump that has followed the Brereton report, reassuring the nation’s serving men and women that “the government has their back”.

    Excellent news. So you’ve sacked the 70-odd people employed to put the diggers in jail. Good.

    He said Defence’s response to the damning war crimes report would “continue on”…

    Oh.

  149. BrettW says:

    A few sites are saying Legal Insurrection page is the best for analysis of the Chauvin trial. Has a very detailed analysis of the so called prosecution expert on use of force. He was a LAPD Sgt who was paid US$13,000 for his work. LI author, who is very experienced in the field, highlighted the unbelievable fact this case was the first time this expert has actually given expert evidence ! LI view is that he was more of a defence than prosecution witness.

  150. Lazlo says:

    Morrison is going to lose government over the vaccine rollout.

    Absolute debacle.

    Disagree. He looked liked the grown-up in the room this evening, actually engaging in reasoned risk analysis. Unlike the panic stricken and ignorant state Premiers.

    All he needs to do now is to show leadership and support the building of a HELE power station or two in the national interest and he will romp it in in 2022.

  151. Infidel Tiger says:

    All he needs to do now is to show leadership and support the building of a HELE power station or two in the national interest and he will romp it in in 2022.

    There’s more chance he will announce a moon colony.

  152. Lazlo says:

    Your decision m0nty. I will do likewise.

  153. m0nty says:

    Given your thoughts two posts earlier, Laszlo, I shall reconsider my position.

  154. Lazlo says:

    There’s more chance he will announce a moon colony.

    I hear what you are saying, but I sense the narrative is changing.

    The whole CCP thing is getting people rattled. The need to be self assertive and sufficient is felt way differently to a couple of years ago. The decadent Climate Change Cult is ripe for being punted.

  155. dover_beach says:

    Dover, check out Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli’s journey to truth re modern Catholicism, as explained in this interview.

    Thanks. It’s very good. Can’t really fault it. Re SSPX, we are better off with it, for sure.

  156. Tony Rooney says:

    Z2KA.

    Mate. You’re in trouble…

    Apparently, you are being taken to task regarding Aboriginal inability to ‘boil water’. It so happens that Yolgnu did have the capacity to boil water.

    So, you are wrong. Go directly to jail etc.

    From 1770 onwards. The Yolgnu were taught how to do it by Macassan’s who came to and from on the monsoon winds prior to Captains Cook and Phillip.

    They were taught it for sound economic reasons. The Macassan’s were here for trade in the sea cucumber that was forwarded North to the China Market.

    250 years and nothing changes!

    Because of the continent’s isolation a lot of things like, boiling water, wearing a hat and homosexuality never occurred to them. Which is fair. It never occurred to them and innovation, due to a lack of competition and a free exchange of information; critical for any economic progress, was essentially stymied for 40,000 years…

    Possibly more. Whatever.

    That all changed several decades prior to Captain Cook and Captain Phillips with the arrival of the Indo Trepang Fishermen.

    That interaction created an enormous leap forward. Water could now be boiled. Once you are shown how to do something, It’s easy…

    This explains it.

    I’m personally so cynical that I check every footnote.

    To save you some time, I’ll direct you to footnote 27 on Page 115.

    We live in a time of COVID.

    Given that, I’ll then question whether the smallpox epidemic that swept Sydney Cove from 1788-1789 and ask whether it came from the First Fleet or was it the natural sweep of another Macassar introduction?

    I just don’t know.

    Enjoy your work.

    Cheers.

  157. Lazlo says:

    Given your thoughts two posts earlier, Laszlo, I shall reconsider my position.

    Que? I haven’t criticised AZ?

  158. dover_beach says:

    Scariest virus ever:

    Saw that clip weeks ago. It’s all political theatre.

  159. dover_beach says:

    Breaking911
    @Breaking911
    · 12h
    JUST IN: YouTube takes down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent public health roundtable advising against COVID lockdowns

    This is really just incredible.

  160. dover_beach says:

    Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky
    ·
    26m
    Imagine being a black American who votes for the Democrats every election for decades. They pass this huge spending package, you get $1,400 and someone who’s in the country illegally gets $15,600.

    Quote Tweet
    The New York Times
    @nytimes
    · 2h
    New York will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the U.S. https://nyti.ms/3dIiDVc

    Clown World.

  161. MatrixTransform says:

    It is suspected that the phoenix was an escapee from the matrix where it was transfixed.

    translation: I lit a fart

  162. Lazlo says:

    This is really just incredible.

    It is, and supports Justice Clarence Carter’s call to declare these platforms to be Common Carriers (like the old Telephone Companies) and thus unable to censor their traffic.

  163. DrBeauGan says:

    Separately, I have heard that fake vaccine shot confirmations (QR code) are already available for your phone for €200 in Europe.

    Tell us more. I could be a buyer.

    I’m glad you’re having a vax shot, m0nty. If one of us to die from it, I’d much prefer it to be you.

  164. Lazlo says:

    Tell us more. I could be a buyer.

    The reality has set in. Walk around Sydney and nobody cares any more, they are over it. At my gym, very few people wipe down equipment. Most QR code entry requirements are not enforced. People want to be free.

    Yet m0nty will change his vaccination choice due to political correctness. Must be a Victorian obsession.

  165. MatrixTransform says:

    m0nty will change his vaccination choice due to political correctness

    m0nty is a bobble-head

    utterly convinced that the non-nod-nodding is entirely due his internal bobble-ness

  166. Lazlo says:

    I think you are stating The Science correctly re m0nty MT, and also the best Health Advice from The Experts in order to keep us Safe.

  167. MatrixTransform says:

    who ya gonna believe?

    me, or the bobble-head?

    ( we have exactly the same evidence )

  168. Zyconoclast says:

    Albo might not have the killer instinct.

    Too busy hunting Tories

  169. Zyconoclast says:

    Mass shooting?

    A gunman killed five people including a prominent doctor and his grandchildren in South Carolina Wednesday, prompting an hourslong search that led to a suspect in a nearby home, the York County Sheriff’s Office said. A source who was briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the gunman was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday.

    Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, the York County coroner’s office said.

    A man who identified himself as the gunman’s father told a Charlotte television station that he blamed football for problems that may have led his son to commit Wednesday’s violence.

  170. feelthebern says:

    I wonder if the Ben Roberts-Smith “witnesses” will be as reliable now they are zooming in from Afghanistan & not getting flown here with the intention to claim asylum post giving their “evidence” in caught.

  171. Siltstone says:

    Thanks Tom. Leak very good, again

  172. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Good crop Tom. Leak and Margolis, and some demographic stats from Lester I didn’t know about.

  173. Crossie says:

    feelthebern says:
    April 9, 2021 at 5:16 am
    I wonder if the Ben Roberts-Smith “witnesses” will be as reliable now they are zooming in from Afghanistan & not getting flown here with the intention to claim asylum post giving their “evidence” in caught.

    That was another debacle of ScoMo’s own making. It’s pretty clear that he doesn’t have a sensible bone in his body to have left Malcolm’s advisors and staffers in place to continue the destruction of the nation.

  174. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘A man who identified himself as the gunman’s father told a Charlotte television station that he blamed football for problems that may have led his son to commit Wednesday’s violence.’

    From the link:

    “I can say he’s a good kid, he was a good kid, and I think the football messed him up,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “He didn’t talk much and he didn’t bother nobody.”

    That ‘kid’ played 78 games for six teams, rarely as a starter before his career ended six years ago.

    I appreciate that parents will always try and find a way to paint their children in the best possible light, but geez. Failed footballer’s dad blames football for failed footballer’s child-killing shooting spree six years after his last game.

    Hank Mouncey just got handed a massive excuse to blame the AFL for every single subsequent misstep in his life.

  175. Mater says:

    Ok folks, tonight’s the night for Vic Cats. The Annual Great Victorian Cat Herd is on.

    The jeans are ironed, the loafers have been dusted off (and tassels teased) and the tactical turtle neck is back from the cleaners.

    Last call for interested individuals. Details from me, via Sinc.

  176. calli says:

    Have fun tonight, Cats. I’m off to a funeral today, so I’ll be wanting a wee dram or two tonight. With youse in spirit.

  177. Herodotus says:

    Ratzinger’s retirement and Bergoglio’s election!
    Seems to me it’s not just about the latter person, but about the College of Cardinals who elected him, or about the entire Vatican power structure being somewhat off the rails just as is that of the USA.

  178. Herodotus says:

    Beware of fifth trollumnists, Mater.

  179. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Mater.

    I’m not coming. I have yet to receive a guarantee of my personal safety.

  180. feelthebern says:

    The jeans are ironed, the loafers have been dusted off (and tassels teased) and the tactical turtle neck is back from the cleaners.

    Oh behave !

  181. feelthebern says:

    I have yet to receive a guarantee of my personal safety.

    Just tell monty you own the biggest Krispy Kreme franchise in Australia & he’ll protect you from everything.

  182. H B Bear says:

    Mark Knight cartoon – Surely they exit into the dutch?

  183. Nick says:

    In the Oz. Oh brave new world

    Eddie Izzard is known for her surreal brand of humour, but the transgender star is keen to show off her dramatic abilities in her latest role as a male spy in Six Minutes to Midnight.

  184. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Eddie Izzard is known for her surreal brand of humour, but the transgender star is keen to show off her dramatic abilities in her latest role as a male spy in Six Minutes to Midnight”

    Izzard is a HE. HE is not a “her” and HE is not a “she”. HE is a male who puts on women’s clothing…no doubt for sexual excitement.

    Apart from the fact that calling Izzard “HER” is demeaning to women, it’s a fucking joke. China, Russia, ISIS…..they don’t have to do anything to destroy us……we’re destroying ourselves.

  185. calli says:

    Found this in Wiki

    Izzard is genderfluid and calls herself “somewhat boy-ish and somewhat girl-ish”. She uses “transgender” as an umbrella term. When asked in 2019 what pronouns she preferred, Izzard said, “either ‘he’ or ‘she'”, explaining, “If I am in boy mode, then ‘he’ or girl mode ‘she'”.

    Yeah. Right. It’s a leg-pull.

    I’ll believe he’s really a woman when he starts dating men.

  186. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Mater, with the cat clowder meeting this evening could I please have a report on the fashion particularly vis a vis hats and stilettos. Thank you

  187. calli says:

    Belay that.

    He’s still got that pesky “Y” so, no. Still a bloke.

  188. feelthebern says:

    Biden: People should be able to sue gun manufacturers.

    Also Biden: People can not sue vaccine producers.

  189. calli says:

    vis a vis hats and stilettos.

    If any of the fellas are in stilettos, I want to know too. 😀

  190. Snoopy says:

    feelthebern says:
    April 9, 2021 at 5:16 am
    I wonder if the Ben Roberts-Smith “witnesses” will be as reliable now they are zooming in from Afghanistan & not getting flown here with the intention to claim asylum post giving their “evidence” in caught.

    The prospect of compensation for pain and suffering is likely sufficient carrot to ensure their recollections are razor sharp.

  191. Tintarella di Luna says:

    A few sites are saying Legal Insurrection page is the best for analysis of the Chauvin trial. Has a very detailed analysis of the so called prosecution expert on use of force. He was a LAPD Sgt who was paid US$13,000 for his work. LI author, who is very experienced in the field, highlighted the unbelievable fact this case was the first time this expert has actually given expert evidence ! LI view is that he was more of a defence than prosecution witness.

    Indeed so much so, last I heard, the defence proposes to call him as a defence witness

  192. H B Bear says:

    Mater.
    I’m not coming. I have yet to receive a guarantee of my personal safety.

    It’s only Melbournibad not Malmo.

  193. Entropy says:

    The prospect of compensation for pain and suffering is likely sufficient carrot to ensure their recollections are razor sharp.

    The first question the defence should ask is how much they are getting paid to appear.

  194. Nick says:

    Apart from the fact that calling Izzard “HER” is demeaning to women, it’s a fucking joke. China, Russia, ISIS…..they don’t have to do anything to destroy us……we’re destroying ourselves.

    Yep. This does far. Ore damage to women than someone making an off coloured joke at work

  195. Tailgunner says:

    have yet to receive a guarantee of my personal safety.


    I’ve got your six.
    Bring hotdogs, Michael Marshall style please.

  196. Nick says:

    The Age

    Universities in crisis

    Clock ticking on plan for overseas students’ return, Deakin boss warns
    Deakin vice-chancellor Iain Martin warns Victoria risks losing international students to overseas markets.
    Deakin University, the City of Melbourne and the Chamber of Commerce have all urged the government to commit to a plan soon for the return of overseas students.

    Sounds like the climate scam

  197. Nick says:

    I’ve got your six.

    Lol reminds me of a ZZ Top lyric, ‘I’ve got the 6, give me your 9’

  198. Mater says:

    It’s only Melbournibad not Malmo.

    Have you not seen the quality of our swampies down here? Best in the country!
    They are dead-eye dicks with glass bottles.

    Ask Milo, Lauren and/or Stefan.

  199. H B Bear says:

    I was hoping there would be a jeans pressing service.

  200. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “notafan says:
    April 9, 2021 at 7:36 am
    crossdresser”

    I follow Linehan on youtube…he does sterling work on this transgender nonsense. For his sins Linehan has been kicked off Twitter and smeared as far-right which is a real laugh because Linehan is a traditional lefty. He’s been somewhat red-pilled over the last few years, primarily because of the transgender fascism.

  201. Nick says:

    From the Age
    (Inter Alia)

    Tom Ballard, We Are All In This ★★★★½
    Melbourne Town Hall, until April 18

    When you stay ready you don’t need to get ready. That’s Tom Ballard’s stand-up approach.

    The Warrnambool-wunderkind-now-festival-staple has a frankly ridiculous ability to hit all his marks and deftly detonate every punchline. Now he’s added a PowerPoint presentation to his powers, he feels unstoppable.

    Ballard mercilessly roasts the federal government and the people who vote for them. In his own screechy words, he’s angry; he isn’t punching down, he’s kicking against those at the top.

    Ballard is adept at throwing our woke slacktivism back in our faces. “Let’s talk about climate change on this 30-degree autumn day,” the 31-year-old yelps, pointing out that (just like the title of a TV show) The Floor Is Lava and we don’t appear that worried about the Earth’s future. Hot ticket.

    The highest temp for that day is 35 degrees…..

  202. H B Bear says:

    Deakin vice-chancellor Iain Martin warns Victoria risks losing international students to overseas markets. his fat pay cheque</blockquote>

  203. H B Bear says:

    Thought that formatting was a bit ambitious on the iPad in bed. Lucky I don’t do this for a living.

  204. notafan says:

    It disappeared

  205. Notafan says:

    Its back

  206. Mater says:

    Mater, with the cat clowder meeting this evening could I please have a report on the fashion particularly vis a vis hats and stilettos. Thank you

    Tinta,
    Arky is always keen to do live feeds. I’m sure you’ll be kept abreast, he’s a fashion connoisseur (if his videos are anything to go by).

  207. Boambee John says:

    Lazlo says:
    April 8, 2021 at 11:27 pm
    Given your thoughts two posts earlier, Laszlo, I shall reconsider my position.

    Que? I haven’t criticised AZ?

    You disagreed with munty on politics, therefore your opinion on the vaccine is worthless.

    To the raving fascist left, everything is politics/

  208. min says:

    Mater do I have to iron my jeans or wear stilettos to get in tonight ? I do neither , my kids have banned me wearing stilettos because if I fell down the stairs I wouldn’t get a state funeral.

  209. H B Bear says:

    Heels are only compulsory for the men.

  210. duncanm says:

    A bit late to the party – but Leak’s cartoon this morning had me LOL.

    Thanks Tom.

  211. H B Bear says:

    SloMo oversells the Covid vaccine. Back to Marketing Scotty, don’t call us we’ll call you.

  212. calli says:

    Just keep one in the back pocket, min.

  213. calli says:

    Everyone oversold the vaccine, worldwide. This was inevitable.

    Only an unrealistic political opportunist would go the government on the rollout.

    Oh…wait.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Leak’s cartoon this morning had me LOL.

    He probably shouldn’t visit China, or expect a Christmas card from the embassy…

  215. Farmer Gez says:

    Tom Ballard, We Are All In This ★★★★½
    Melbourne Town Hall, until April 18

    When you stay ready you don’t need to get ready. That’s Tom Ballard’s stand-up approach.

    Dogs have the right attitude to Bollards like Tom.

  216. Top Ender says:

    The prison of selective outrage

    JACINTA NAMPIJINPA PRICE

    This year marks 30 years since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, initiated on the premise that racism must have been playing a principal role in these deaths.

    No such finding was made and the report found no evidence of widespread racism. Also, contrary to the widely held belief that proportionately more Aboriginal Australians die in custody than non-Indigenous Australians, it was found this was not the case.

    As David Biles, who led the commission’s criminology research group for three years, wrote in 2016, there was proof “Aboriginal people were slightly less likely to die in prison or police custody than non-Aboriginal people”, and this has not changed.

    The commission found no evidence Indigenous deaths had been caused by “deliberate violence or brutality by the police or prison officers”, though “in many cases death was contributed to by system failures or absence of duty of care”. Instead it was found that most deaths occurring in custody resulted from natural causes, followed by self-harm, then abuse of drugs and alcohol.

    It has been claimed recently that Indigenous incarceration levels have been maintained at alarming rates since Australia was first settled. Historically, incarceration for crimes committed against white settlers — the spearing of sheep or cattle, theft and homicide — was preferable to the widespread frontier practice of shooting those suspected of such crimes. This practice continued up until 1928 when my own grandfather narrowly escaped that fate during the notorious Coniston massacres that year.

    However, from the beginning authorities were reluctant to incarcerate, or punish in any way, Indigenous Australians for violent crimes against other Aboriginal Australians. Imprisonment rates for Aboriginal people dropped dramatically at the beginning of the 20th century when many were forced on to reserves, where their lives were more effectively controlled and their employment became the mainstay of the pastoral industry.

    Major technological changes and practices from the 1950s and the 1968 equal wage decision increased unemployment. This, and the legalising of access to alcohol, caused a dramatic rise in crime rates. The extension of full citizenship rights to Aboriginal Australians has resulted in the recognition of their right to expect the full protection of the law — including from violence inflicted on them by other Aboriginal people. Since then, incarceration rates have skyrocketed.

    At the same time, Indigenous lives lost due to criminal activity outside of custody outstrip those lost in custody. Yet no concern is expressed for these lives when the cause cannot be blamed on racism or colonisation. Between 1989 and 2012, 951 Indigenous lives were lost to homicide. Of these, 765 were killed by Indigenous perpetrators, and 67 per cent of those were classified as domestic homicides. Where is the outrage?

    The Australian Institute of Criminology reported in 2019 that “Indigenous people were around eight times more likely than non-Indigenous people to commit a domestic assault that was reported to the police”. Indigenous children are likelier to be victims of child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse and exposed to family violence at a far greater rate than non-Indigenous children. These crimes, as well as the lack of respect for property rights, result in the horrific levels of incarceration of Aboriginal Australians — meanwhile unemployment, the failure of the education system, substance abuse and acceptance of violence as legitimate self-expression all contribute.

    As long as Aboriginal leaders and academics insist, without clear evidence, that it is all caused by racism and colonisation and continue to ignore the real causes, we cannot begin to reduce homicide, violence and sexual abuse and, in turn, incarceration rates. Why do we insist governments alone can solve our problems?

    No amount of adjusting targets to reduce incarceration by developing race-based legislation will prevent crime. As long as there are no targets to reduce family violence and the abuse and neglect of our children, incarceration rates will continue to climb.

    To suggest that we can’t solve our own problems, that we are nothing more than victims, is racism of the worst kind.

    The most overlooked statement in the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody is the most important: “Only Aboriginal people can in the final analysis assure their own future.”

    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is deputy mayor of Alice Springs and director of the Indigenous research program at the Centre for Independent Studies.

    Oz print edition

  217. Tom says:

    I’ll believe he’s really a woman when he starts dating men.

    Almost all of the blokes-who-wannabe-chicks brigade are homosexuals.

  218. thefrollickingmole says:

    BrettW says:
    April 8, 2021 at 11:08 pm
    A few sites are saying Legal Insurrection page is the best for analysis of the Chauvin trial.

    By a mile, I read his court bit from yesterday and apparently “train wreck” is a very polite way of putting it.
    When the prosecution witness agrees with most of the propositions put by the defense attorney thats generally a sign things arent proceeding to plan.

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