It’s only right that you should pay for a millionaire to be buried

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107 Responses to It’s only right that you should pay for a millionaire to be buried

  1. Joanna Smythe says:

    In a nutshell (or Funeral) the difference between the rich and those poor sods who have lost their businesses, livelihoods, travelling, you name it. Suck it up.

  2. Chris M says:

    Who is this person?

  3. H B Bear says:

    Frock up suckers.

  4. m0nty says:

    Are you against the idea of state funerals in general CL, or just for this person in particular?

  5. Rex Anger says:

    Are you against the idea of state funerals in general CL, or just for this person in particular?

    That’s remarkably low-energy trolling there, Benito M0ntylini. Even for your anklebiting.

    Have a donut. It’ll help…

  6. Entropy says:

    I must say, and this is nothing against Zampatti, the bar for State Funerals is getting lower.
    Former PMs and war heroes sure, but that should be about it. Otherwise it risks becoming about who gets to attend.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I must say, and this is nothing against Zampatti, the bar for State Funerals is getting lower.

    Cite you the clowns in Western Australia who argued that Alan Bond should have been given a State funeral…

  8. C.L. says:

    The last state funeral in Britain was Sir Winston Churchill’s in 1965.
    Before that, King George’s in 1952.

    Those were the only two of the twentieth century.

    Churchill’s had to be approved by the Queen and the Parliament (because it was to be paid for by the people). It was a very high, rare and singular honour.

  9. Dot says:

    Alan Bond was not only unfairly hounded by grifters, he should have been made Governor General…and have been given a state funeral and an honorific such as “Beloved”.

  10. Entropy says:

    Now that’s how trolling is done, Monty.

  11. C.L. says:

    State funerals in Australia are mawkish, feely festivals meant to reflect advantageously on the Premier who ‘offers’ them (without our permission).

  12. hzhousewife says:

    Do they realize she was a Pell supporter?

  13. Boambee John says:

    Rex A

    That’s remarkably low-energy trolling there, Benito M0ntylini. Even for your anklebiting.

    His trolling has been very low level of late. I suspect that he has had a few moments of clarity about the senile old man whose dumping in the US Presidency he so avidly supported.

  14. areff says:

    What CL says is true. But Ted Whitten still deserved his, as evidenced by the million people who turned out to watch his cortege pass by.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMK865zHg7w

  15. dopey says:

    A funeral of the state might be a better bet, or at least half of it.

  16. Woolfe says:

    All women should get state funerals. After all they have been repressed by the State and Men their whole lives.

  17. C.L. says:

    I’m not sure who Fairfax’s Andrew Hornery is but I do know he’s a cock head:

    Carla Zampatti’s ‘very boring’ dinner with George Pell.

    As the article makes clear, she didn’t ever say that of Pell.

    According to fashion icon Carla Zampatti, dinners at her private estate in Woollahra are “all very boring”.

    PS begs to differ, especially when that dinner includes her most recent guest of honour, Cardinal George Pell…

    Described by friends as a man of “simple tastes”, PS can only presume Pell’s most recent dining engagements have been a step up from the prison food he had been eating before he was released from jail…

  18. H B Bear says:

    Bondy got a fair hand-up from all of us slogged the SGIC levy. Would’ve been nice if some of it was repaid when he (or some trust) sold his Jutland Pde pile.

  19. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “hzhousewife says:
    April 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm
    Do they realize she was a Pell supporter?”

    Indeed…I’ve long known about their friendship. Carla was a loyal and true friend to Cardinal George Pell. RIP Carla.

    I don’t know whether she warrants a state funeral…but at least she contributed to Australian society…she created beautiful clothes (all made here in Oz)….yes they were expensive clothes but less is more. She made women look and feel beautiful. And I’d rather give Carla a state funeral than some poxy mediocre ex-politician.

  20. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “According to fashion icon Carla Zampatti, dinners at her private estate in Woollahra are “all very boring”.”

    She was probably taking the micky out of the journalistic mediocrity that is Hornery. And clearly Hornerly likes to engage in hyperbole…..describing Zampatti’s home in Woollahra as a “private estate” is a big laugh. Yes she lived in a beautiful home in Woollahra…as does Anita Keating…wonder if Hornery would describe Keating’s digs as a “private estate”. I doubt it but Zampatti is fair game because she had ties to the Liberal party and of course…she was a friend of George Pell’s.

    Geez I loathe journalists. They’re scum.

  21. Helen says:

    The wrong person died from falling down the stairs …

  22. Splatacrobat says:

    Where’s my cats state funeral?

  23. min says:

    I could not afford to buy her clothes , not even on credit card or today’s Afterpay.

  24. min says:

    Just looked up prices $900 for a jacket $500 for pants . End of season sales prices are cheaper but still cannot afford tgem.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Alan Bond was not only unfairly hounded by grifters, he should have been made Governor General…and have been given a state funeral and an honorific such as “Beloved”.

    Alan Bond should have been hanged, drawn and quartered…

  26. I have no problem with a state funeral for a lady who did good stuff.

    You learn to work harder than you ever thought you could.
    – Carla Zampatti

    Seven News had a grab of her saying this in their report last night. It should be a Liberty Quote on the Cat.

  27. Ed Case says:

    Doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense unless, … Carla was on board with the Globohomo Agenda?

  28. m0nty says:

    State funerals in Australia are mawkish, feely festivals meant to reflect advantageously on the Premier who ‘offers’ them (without our permission).

    It appears Commonwealth state funerals in Australia are only a little more frequent than British state funerals, but Britain doesn’t have the concept of states and your criticism appears mostly targeted at the states. The Churchillian analogy doesn’t really hold.

    I am not really sure what you are whingeing about, beyond that you want the honour of a State funeral restricted to men of what you consider to be acceptable distinction.

  29. Rex Anger says:

    Doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense unless, … Carla was on board with the Globohomo Agenda?

    Get your limp innuendo out of it Grigory…

  30. Rex Anger says:

    I am not really sure what you are whingeing about, beyond that you want the honour of a State funeral restricted to men of what you consider to be acceptable distinction.

    Eat another donut, M0ntylini.

    Your energy levels are still dangerously low…

  31. H B Bear says:

    Don’t spend too much time on this Groogs. Your insights can be put to much better use.

  32. H B Bear says:

    mUnty time to send the pussy hat to the drycleaners and put it into storage.

  33. Rex Anger says:

    Damn HB,

    That putdown was even crueller than mine!

  34. Roger says:

    State funerals in Australia are mawkish, feely festivals meant to reflect advantageously on the Premier who ‘offers’ them (without our permission).

    Spot on. And Gladys B. was reportedly quite a fan of Ms. Zampatti’s clothes.

    Take the politics out of it as much as we can – the only person who should be offering a state funeral is the state governor, and under stringent guidelines.

  35. Rex Anger says:

    Both of them, even!

  36. H B Bear says:

    … but Britain doesn’t have the concept of states …

    Best to sit this on out mUnty.

  37. Daily llama says:

    But!! BUT!!
    This is the same government that has given Turnbull a “Net Zero Emissions” job.
    When one of my mates told me, I thought it was an April Fool joke.
    As I said to my lovely wife Bewilderbeest, western civilisation is doomed. Next thing we will be arrested for doing a wet fart.

  38. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Bondy should have had a state funeral in WA He finaced the building of a racing boat with some of the money he stole from investors for a bunch of rich yachties from Freo to win a cup off a bunch of US wankers. Then they lost it to NZ who lost it to the Swiss Navy . An exercise in throwing money away .
    Didnt the super rich socialist Hawke get a freebie funeral ?

  39. H B Bear says:

    Clearly my sincerity needs work.

  40. H B Bear says:

    People need to remember Bondy defeated Kevin Parry. People called Kevin shouldn’t own yachts.

  41. Daily llama says:

    Although some may differ, I think I’m a pretty reasonable bloke. A dedicated reader of the Cat for a couple of years now, I have detected a sense of negativity directed towards poor Monty. May I suggest we start a collection from within our erstwhile little group enable us to provide Monty with a state funeral? We could all meet in person, (except for the deceased of course, but there’s always videos etc of his most unforgettable moments), and the excitement of his knowing he’ll be going out with great fanfare might hurry things up?
    Or perhaps we see if we can get a buy one get one free with Carla

  42. Daily llama says:

    People just shouldn’t be called Kevin

  43. Craig says:

    Fuck me Monty, that’s mindless zombie trolling if I ever saw it.

  44. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Llama A Budget Funerals lowest cost funeral $50 down and the balace within 7days or we dig him up ?

  45. Albatross says:

    Daily llama says:
    April 4, 2021 at 5:34 pm
    Although some may differ, I think I’m a pretty reasonable bloke.

    You are bereft of reason. It’s your singular quality.

  46. H B Bear says:

    Fuck me Monty, that’s mindless zombie trolling if I ever saw it.

    JC should really go and check on the fat fuck. If he was a racehorse you’d shoot it.

  47. Lee says:

    mUnty time to send the pussy hat to the drycleaners and put it into storage.

    Monty claims Cats “are scared of strong women.”
    I think Monty is scared of all women.

  48. Perfidious Albino says:

    +1 Helen.

    RIP Carla. You seemed like a decent stick and role model, you don’t deserve having your passing turned into a political circus.

    Also, the Carla Zampatti edition Ford Laser was a 1980’s Australian style icon. Thank you for your service.

  49. covid ate my homework says:

    Seriously? A rebadged Mazda 323? Heroic at he very least,

  50. C.L. says:

    I’ve been criticising state funerals for years, Monty. The only people who should be considered for such an honour are high and distinguished officials of state, lifelong servants of the public/the poor and military heroes of the Keith Payne or Weary Dunlop rank. In other words, state funerals should be exceedingly rare. More especially give that most state officials are scandalously well remunerated in the modern age (unlike most of the civil servants of old).

    Zampatti was a great woman but she was not at the service of the people and she was richly rewarded for her industry. If I was a member of that family, I would consider it an insult to contaminate her obsequies with state ceremony.

    May she rest in peace.

  51. covid ate my homework says:

    Lame brain is reaching out for friends it would seem??? Good luck scumbag.

  52. C.L. says:

    By the way, I cannot think of any living “distinguished officials of state.”
    Not one.

  53. covid ate my homework says:

    R.I.P. Carla…..Ends.

  54. Daily llama says:

    Better lacking in reason than a meaningless existence, ain’t that a fact

  55. Rex Anger says:

    Better lacking in reason than a meaningless existence, ain’t that a fact

    Meaning?

  56. covid ate my homework says:

    Better lacking in reason than a meaningless existence, ain’t that a fact

    Meh

  57. covid ate my homework says:

    By the way, I cannot think of any living “distinguished officials of state.”
    Not one.

    Simples, C.L. There isn’t one.

  58. John A says:

    C.L. says: April 4, 2021, at 5:34 pm

    Zampatti was a great woman but she was not at the service of the people and she was richly rewarded for her industry. If I was a member of that family, I would consider it an insult to contaminate her obsequies with state ceremony.

    May she rest in peace.

    +1000 the whole post – an excellent summary with which I agree wholeheartedly.

  59. Daily llama says:

    You’re right Covid, I can’t think of anyone either. Maybe that blonde sheila with the ski jump eyelashes on married at first sight but that’s it

  60. Daily llama says:

    My poor mother should have had one. I was a difficult child.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I’m trying to recall the last State funeral in Western Australia?

  62. Albatross says:

    Daily llama says:
    April 4, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    Better lacking in reason than a meaningless existence […] Maybe that blonde sheila with the ski jump eyelashes on married at first sight but that’s it

    Sounds like you’re living a rich, full life.

  63. Ed Case says:

    Charles Court?
    If he didn’t get one, then who?

  64. Squirrel says:

    Cheer up – there’s always the chance that the whole thing will need to be called off due to a virus scare at an Eastern Suburbs hens’ party.

  65. H B Bear says:

    By the way, I cannot think of any living “distinguished officials of state.”
    Not one.

    With bureaucrats and lollies routinely pulling $300k+ pa they are rewarded enough on this mortal coil.

  66. Daily llama says:

    Damn straight Albo. With the way of life as we know it is falling apart, ya gotta have a sense of humour. And when I dish up this vindaloo it’ll be fuller than ever. Is colo-rectal surgery painful?

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I’m trying to recall the last State funeral in Western Australia?

    Graham “Polly” Farmer, August, 2019.

  68. Albatross says:

    Daily llama says:
    April 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    You’re most tedious when you try to be amusing. You can’t even make good with a joke about shitting for Christ’s sake. I’m embarrassed for you.

  69. Daily llama says:

    How does being embarrassed for someone else work? Do you pull faces at yourself in the mirror? Does your shrink know?

  70. Albatross says:

    Cringe.

  71. covid ate my homework says:

    Lame Brain you need a whole lot more help than you’ll get here, so you need to have a frank and open conversation with those close to you and get yourself committed.

    Just because I care.

  72. Daily llama says:

    Heh! All part of the fun. We’ll all be glowing in the dark soon enough

  73. Rebel with cause says:

    To be fair – it’s only, or at least mostly, the residents of NSW paying. The UK has one less level of Government so less competition for holding minor celebrity funerals.

  74. dover_beach says:

    C.L. @ at 5:34 pm, perfect.

  75. Rebel with cause says:

    Bob Irwin refused a state funeral for his son Steve. I’m not aware of any others turning down the offer.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Bob Irwin refused a state funeral for his son Steve. I’m not aware of any others turning down the offer.

    “Betty” Cuthbert’s family declined the offer of a State funeral, as did Richie Benaud’s family.

  77. mizaris says:

    Is she not the same woman who had intercourse with her husband on his desk in Parliament House?

    How does that deserve a State Funeral?

  78. Ed Case says:

    Bkelke-Petewrsen’s widow told Beattie [thru the Media] that they could have a State Funeral if they wished, but it would only be at their Church in Kingaroy.
    It was another Stunt by Beattie, same as this is by Gladys.
    Bjelke should never have been honoured with a State Funeral, and Glady’s reasons for honouring Carla don’t stack up either.

  79. m0nty says:

    In other words, state funerals should be exceedingly rare.

    Fair enough, and they would be if the states did not conduct state funerals. Not sure why they do, really. I’m of a mind to agree with you on this one.

    BTW I was not trolling, I was curious and wanted to clarify CL’s position in my mind.

  80. Daily llama says:

    No Mizaris, I thought so, too. I looked it up and apparently not

  81. Robber Baron says:

    She’s the wife of John Spender and daughter-in-law of Percy Spender, NSW Liberal royalty.

  82. The Sheriff says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 4, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    Bkelke-Petewrsen’s widow told Beattie [thru the Media] that they could have a State Funeral if they wished, but it would only be at their Church in Kingaroy.
    It was another Stunt by Beattie, same as this is by Gladys.
    Bjelke should never have been honoured with a State Funeral, and Glady’s reasons for honouring Carla don’t stack up either.

    Sir Joh was the greatest Premier we ever had. Of course he deserved a state funeral.

  83. Crossie says:

    hzhousewife says:
    April 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm
    Do they realize she was a Pell supporter?

    For that alone she deserves a state funeral. I can’t imagine the fury of the luvvies that she dared to be different.

  84. Shy Ted says:

    I would love to pay for a number of state funerals. All politicians, all next week. There’s this little bit – after losing consciousness at the Opera – that’s happened to me a few times when I’ve been dragged there. PS, was she Covid tested because you have to be?

  85. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Is she not the same woman who had intercourse with her husband on his desk in Parliament House?

    Sacré bleu – it was Jan Brown, wife of John Brown Snr.

  86. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Bkelke-Petewrsen

    LOL.

  87. W Hogg says:

    It was another Stunt by Beattie, same as this is by Gladys.
    Bjelke should never have been honoured with a State Funeral,

    One of the more retarded things ever written by this cohort of sock puppets.

  88. Cynic of A says:

    Well, I had never, ever, heard of this lady. I had no idea who she is or what she does. A state of affairs that caused me no pain, but change has been trust upon me and like minded.
    Looking it up a bit, apparently, in her chosen line of work, which is merely clothing, she has made vast sums of money. No medical breakthroughs. No life saving research. No rescued Nuns from a burning bus. Just someone who went about their business, the same as millions of others, just a tad more rewarding, I guess.
    John A says, “Zampatti was a great woman but she was not at the service of the people and she was richly rewarded for her industry.”
    Admirable summation.
    Didya notice that all these state funerals are merely politicians spending other peoples money for personal gain? Gain being photo ops, good feelz, another chance at a free feed and drinkies. It’s all farce.
    The reality is, it’s a lot of money to spend on someone who’s dead. Far more in many, many cases, than what is spent on someone who’s alive.
    I often wonder if all these celebrities and takers would do the exact same thing for just a little reward. There are many common folk who work for little reward. No state funeral for them, of course.

  89. Albatross says:

    Daily llama says:
    April 4, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    […] I looked it up

    You know the rest of us have access to Google, right?

  90. H B Bear says:

    One of the more retarded things ever written by this cohort of sock puppets.

    Groogs was having a bit of an off day yesterday. I’m assuming it was something to do with his meds and the public holidays.

  91. Ed Case says:

    ***Sir Joh was the greatest Premier we ever had. Of course he deserved a state funeral.***
    There are thousands of reasons why he was no good.
    Here’s two:
    1. He introduced the Methadone Program in Queensland, with the result that every Hospital in the State has a zombie Army of Droogs living nearby in Social Housing the last 45 years.
    2. He Abolished Death Duties in Qld, removing one of the least inequitable Taxes that supported State Governments, and made them even more dependent on Federal Grants [now the GST].
    So, he implemented an AntiSocial solution to the Drug Issue, and he was anti State’s Rights by Abolishing a Legit source of Revenue.

  92. Tel says:

    I’m sure that Carla Zampatti created much more value and paid vastly more tax (both directly and indirectly via her business, payroll tax, etc) than this funeral will cost.

    If Gladys gives a speech explaining that successful business provides wealth to both individuals in that business and also to many, many other members of the community in general … then I’m OK with that. And yes, it’s a fair disclaimer that business is competitive and no doubt someone missed out somewhere down the line … it happens, life is like that.

    If we start hearing endless carry-on about “Altruism” then I’m going to be sick.

  93. Rex Anger says:

    There are thousands of reasons why he was no good.
    Here’s two:
    1. He introduced the Methadone Program in Queensland, with the result that every Hospital in the State has a zombie Army of Droogs living nearby in Social Housing the last 45 years.
    2. He Abolished Death Duties in Qld, removing one of the least inequitable Taxes that supported State Governments, and made them even more dependent on Federal Grants [now the GST].
    So, he implemented an AntiSocial solution to the Drug Issue, and he was anti State’s Rights by Abolishing a Legit source of Revenue.

    So, Grigory is pissed off because Uncle Joh made sure Queensland no longer has a guaranteed income stream from the estates of dead junkies?

    How much gypsum does he think the Dead have access to? 🤣

    #EdOctober

    #OneSockOnly

  94. Albatross says:

    He Abolished Death Duties in Qld

    Death duties are immoral and an attack on the nuclear family. KYS.

  95. He Abolished Death Duties in Qld

    Also all state taxes, noticeably on smokes, grog, petrol & so on.
    Plus hospitals – including outpaitent clinics – were free of charge to patients.
    Protest marchers had the boot laid into them.

    Three years in, a new highway section would be showing two & half years of wear, currently three years in, most of the surveying & some of the excavating is done.

    In return we had to put up with no overly-saucy magazines & …er… was there a downside… at all?

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Spot on. And Gladys B. was reportedly quite a fan of Ms. Zampatti’s clothes.

    Me too. Great ‘mother of the bride’ stuff if you don’t want to go the frills line of Anthea Crawford. A lot of women in the media wear Zampatti, classic power dressing. Even Rita Panahi, although I have never gone much on that bright pink jacket she wears, which was from Zampatti’s bright pink era a few years back now – you can get some of it in sales now.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I think the State funeral is because her death was such a shock to the dinner party set in the Eastern Suburbs. She was at the Premiere of La Traviata at the Opera House, ffs, where you don’t expect to go to die, especially at only 78 and in good health.

    I got a severe warning from Hairy to lower the heels and hang on going down steps now. Very sweet. He doesn’t want to lose me and my terrific cooking. I am fashioning some garlic prawns for an entree tonight. Followed by sausages. 🙂

  98. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    her death was such a shock to the dinner party set in the Eastern Suburbs. She was at the Premiere of La Traviata at the Oprah House, ffs, where you don’t expect to go to die …

    Unless the reviews of your latest products are absolutely bluddee terrible. 😟

  99. Ed Case says:

    ***Plus hospitals – including outpaitent clinics – were free of charge to patients.***
    Completely wrong there, bud.
    The Hanlon Government introduced the Free Hospitals Scheme in 1946, long before the arrival of Petersen.

  100. Albatross says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 5, 2021 at 7:43 pm
    [Furious Googling]

    Snort.

  101. Rex Anger says:

    ***Plus hospitals – including outpaitent clinics – were free of charge to patients.***
    Completely wrong there, bud.
    The Hanlon Government introduced the Free Hospitals Scheme in 1946, long before the arrival of Petersen

    How did he fund it, Grigory?

    Death-taxing the junkies out of all their gypsum?

  102. Ed Case says:

    They had an Idiot Tax, rex.
    People like you had to walk round with a bag over their heads to
    avoid paying.
    True story.

  103. Albatross says:

    I say Beeyelkah Iampeterson’s Gypsum excise was his best policy.

  104. Albatross says:

    Ed Case says:
    April 5, 2021 at 8:10 pm
    They had an Idiot Tax, rex.

    So you’re saying it affected you personally? Always back a horse called Self Interest I suppose…

  105. Rex Anger says:

    They had an Idiot Tax, rex.
    People like you had to walk round with a bag over their heads to
    avoid paying.
    True story.

    You’re so very cute when you get the shits, Grigory.

    Never stop being butthurt when one of we lesser beings out-trolls you… 😁

  106. Leigh Lowe says:

    It is out of control.
    Carla Zampatti, Lou Richards, Michael Gudinski.
    They might be solid citizens but not deserving of a state funded funeral (which really only gives sitting Premiers a chance to bathe in some reflected glory).
    From my memory, I reckon the last deserving recipient of a state funeral was Weary Dunlop.

  107. Faceache says:

    sometimes I wish I was Monty.

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