Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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  1. Notafan says:

    Oh wow

    The blubboast lives in a daggy house in a suburb of a regional town 100k from Brisbane and tells Victorians they don’t have ‘regions’.

  2. feelthebern says:

    McBain (sic).

  3. Roger says:

    Thanks for that – I remember the anecdote about Foote being allowed to hold Forrest’s sabre, and considering it a “great treat.”

    There’s quite a bit of footage of Foote talking about the Civil War on Youtube, Zulu. After a while you forget he’s sharing his research and imagine he was there and knew these men.

    I was hoping it was George Custer.

    No; Custer made his name at the Alamo.

  4. Dr Faustus says:

    Morrison asked by Perth 6PR: “What’s the plan, Prime Minister?”
    Answer: Lots of problems, because the Rona is still out there. Waiting. Lots.

    “So there needs to be, everyone needs to get on the same page with that. And so they’re the important threshold issues we’ve got to work together through as a National Cabinet. And that’s why I’m calling them back together again to work on that same operational tempo that we were during the pandemic, because these are the challenges we need to solve together now.”

    I think that means ‘none’.

  5. Leigh Lowe says:

    calli says:

    April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I was hoping it was George Custer.

    The Alamo has a pitched roof.

  6. feelthebern says:

    ScoMo at Christmas Creek today.
    Look out.

    PS, Christmas Creek is about 100x more important than Christmas Island.

  7. feelthebern says:

    The Alamo has a pitched roof.

    Tesla & Edison fought over it.
    Tesla was a flat roofer.
    Edison was all in for the pitched roof.

  8. Notafan says:

    Tel I didn’t suggest a death rate that high just that blood clots weren’t that rare.

    The point is is there a significant increase in death from blood clots because of the vaccine?

    Which incidentally are apparently a greater risk for younger women.

    What a coincidence.

  9. Old School Conservative says:

    “Nudity, incest, threesomes: what your teens are watching on TV” (The Oz)
    I’m not sure I want to read on.
    Far too depressing.

  10. calli says:

    Lies! The Alamo has a barrel roof with a flat roofed enclosed portico.

    😃

    That happened after it had no roof due to a misunderstanding over land title.

  11. Roger says:

    I think that means ‘none’.

    I believe it’s been dubbed ‘Plan C’.

    And Scotty is relying on the state premiers and their CHOs to implement it.

    Whether this is a bold masterstroke or the longest political suicide in Australian history we’re about to find out.

  12. Leigh Lowe says:

    feelthebern says:

    April 16, 2021 at 10:13 am

    The Alamo has a pitched roof.

    Tesla & Edison fought over it.
    Tesla was a flat roofer.
    Edison was all in for the pitched roof.

    Tesla was a dick.

  13. calli says:

    Thanks Roger. Will see if I can acquire it.

    To think it all ended on that lonely hillside in Montana. The grass bends and shivers there over the sad little markers.

    It was as poignant to me as the battlefield at Gettysburg. All that waste.

  14. Arky says:

    They had wider hills and valleys . Dunno what you call the ridges?

    ..
    Corrugations.
    Hence “corrugated iron”.

  15. Arky says:

    They had wider hills and valleys . Dunno what you call the ridges?

    ..
    The corrugations used by the common man not good enough for yer, eh?

  16. feelthebern says:

    The war between flat roofers & pitched roofers is older then Protestants v Catholics.

  17. 1735099 says:

    Notice he went quiet after the Miata ‘exhaust’ reply?

    There are no “Miatas” in Oz.

    So timid, only about 20 Victorian Cats know me personally.

    Too timid to venture, in plain sight, out of this strange little echo chamber.
    Good try, fail…..

    God bless the Internet… 🤣🤣🤣

  18. calli says:

    The profile has changed over the years. There’s a wool-shed up on the Downs that still has the original iron shipped from England.

    Numbers would know it. Might be near Dalby.

  19. feelthebern says:

    Than.
    Not then.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    To think it all ended on that lonely hillside in Montana. The grass bends and shivers there over the sad little markers.

    Bit like Isandlwana – you can follow the course of the battle from where Durnford’s troopers fired the first shots at the oncoming Zulu’s, through the cairns of stones where the main firing line was, to where the “last stands” took place, on the reverse slope of the hill.

  21. Top Ender says:

    I went to the Alamo a few years back.

    It did have a roof. Was rather surprised.

    Apparently added later.

    I should also add one of the guides was descended from Admiral Lord Nelson.

    Ok I did make that last bit up. But another was the living embodiment of General Custer, complete with flowing locks, and playing Garryowen on a fife.

    I made that bit up too. That is all.

  22. Leigh Lowe says:

    Arky says:

    April 16, 2021 at 10:20 am

    They had wider hills and valleys . Dunno what you call the ridges?

    ..
    Corrugations.
    Hence “corrugated iron”.

    Ah, right.
    I thought he was talking about the roof itself.
    If the “pitch” (the distance between each high spot on the sheet) is more than 75mm the galvanising can be less than ideal and they can rust really quickly.

  23. Roger says:

    Might be near Dalby.

    Jondaryan most likely.

    English oak beams too.

  24. feelthebern says:

    Wasn’t Breaker Morant at the Alamo?

  25. Dot says:

    Scott Morrison to visit Mt. Berghaus???

    ☺️😅😂🤣🤔🤔🤔😔😭😭😭

  26. Rex Anger says:

    Notice he went quiet after the Miata ‘exhaust’ reply?

    There are no “Miatas” in Oz.

    Really?

    It will always now be a Miata to me, Car-snob Bob.

    Because of just how hard that name triggers you.

    Shame really, since the name is based on the High German word for reward

  27. Rex Anger says:

    You really should go on another, longer holiday from the Cat, Collaborator Bob.

    The quality of your trolling has collapsed.

    You anklebite worse than m0nty, and your ripostes are as hilariously impotent and screechy as the late, lamented Iampeter…

  28. Steve trickler says:

    Thanks, calli.

  29. Roger says:

    It was as poignant to me as the battlefield at Gettysburg. All that waste.

    There are quite a few lesser known Civil War battlefields that are worth a visit too.

    I’m presently doing a ‘virtual road trip’ of them.

  30. incoherent rambler says:

    “corrugated iron” also known as “correlated iron”
    “corrugated iron” also known as “corduroy iron”

  31. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    “Nudity, incest, threesomes: what your teens are watching on TV” (The Oz)

    Endless chase for “edginess”.
    Which endlessly recedes into ever edgier edginess.
    Signs are they’ve finally fallen off.

    BBC Chief Diversity Officer: Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Character Isn’t ‘Black Enough to Be Real’ (15 Apr)

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    Jerk chicken for me pls, with callaloo. And rum. It’s fun that a black actor playing a black guy is now not black enough for the BBC.

  32. Roger says:

    Wasn’t Breaker Morant at the Alamo?

    Wrong continent.

    You’re thinking of the aforementioned Isandlwana.

  33. Rex Anger says:

    Wasn’t Breaker Morant at the Alamo?

    Didn’t he break the Japanese line at Stalingrad?

    With the Winged Hussars?

  34. Roger says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    Peak stupidity having been passed, we’re now aiming for peak idiot.

  35. Mater says:

    Too timid to venture, in plain sight, out of this strange little echo chamber.
    Good try, fail…..

    I can’t.
    I don’t have a name tag.

  36. feelthebern says:

    Good video from the WSJ on apple v fb.
    Outside the paywall too.

    https://www.wsj.com/video/series/joanna-stern-personal-technology/apple-vs-facebook-why-ios-145-started-a-big-tech-fight/1C9C84F2-0F68-45B5-8A4E-ADC6D71EA4E2?mod=hp_lead_pos5

    Bottom line, apple & google are going to slowly strangle fb.
    It’s baddies versus baddies, but Zuck is truly evil & it will be awesome seeing his empire crushed.

  37. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    corduroy iron

    Widmanstätten pattern! A polished roof of that stuff would look amazing.

  38. calli says:

    Jondaryan. That’s the one.

    Took the wee sprogs there on a day straight out of hell’s furnace many…many years ago.

    Magnificent building, with adze marks on some of the timbers and the smell of lanolin was breathtaking.

    I reckon you could rake out what was under the floorboards and use it to fertilise a small farm – for life.

  39. feelthebern says:

    corduroy iron

    Only if it comes in velour.

  40. dover_beach says:

    Today in Liberalism:

    Adrian Vermeule
    @Vermeullarmine
    ·
    23h
    The Court won’t get packed, but the docket will get boring

    Indeed, ‘court-packing’ is the sword of Damocles hovering over the neck of any attempt to overturn Roe, and the like.

  41. Speedbox says:

    By the way, prepare yourselves for much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the MSM tomorrow.

    The global death toll from covid will pass 3 million. Assorted experts will tell us how lucky we are to be alive.

  42. Miltonf says:

    There are many loathesome corporations but zukerbook must be the most vile.

  43. Top Ender says:

    What has happened to the advocates for pardoning The Breaker?

    Surprising they haven’t tried to have his body returned in state to Oz.

  44. Nick says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    What do they want? To live in a mud hut? To wear a grass skirt?

  45. So, the iron’s corrugated, the jeans are ironed and the loafers are tassled.

    So many tactile sensations!

    🙂

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t4QK8RxCAwo

  46. Roger says:

    Jondaryan. That’s the one. Magnificent building, with adze marks on some of the timbers…

    Definitely something to see if you’re visiting the Downs.

  47. feelthebern says:

    For those with weak stomachs, avoid the AFR piece on Lena Dunham titled ‘We want big beautiful butts and big beautiful breasts’.

  48. incoherent rambler says:

    To wear a grass skirt?

    Shh. A secret. You promised!

  49. Nick says:

    “Nudity, incest, threesomes: what your teens are watching on TV” (The Oz)

    What’s hard to work out are the sands that shift versus hour or hour

    ‘Don’t comment on what I do or watch, you are shaming me/I’m just expressing my manhood/womanhood’

    ‘Boohoo, I feel exploited and someone said something mean about my breasts’

  50. Nick says:

    Snap, Bern.
    Next it will be a whine about evil men leering

  51. mh says:

    Late last year, BBC Studios imposed a 20 percent diversity quota on all new productions in an apparent effort to boost the visibility of ethnic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities. BBC diversity chief June Sarpong has also insisted that “white privilege” is a fact and white people “will never be discriminated against” for their race.

    A quick search of this black woman shows her brother killed himself.
    Whitey’s fault?

  52. Nick says:

    Here we go, on the same online page of the SMH

    ABC
    Dance group hits out at ‘creepy’ ABC editing of performance
    The dance troupe at the centre of a controversial performance at a navy ceremony have criticised the ABC for “deceptive” reporting.

    What’s wrong with twerking at the launch of a navy ship?
    101 Doll Squadron performing at a navy event on the weekend
    The outcry raises an uncomfortable question about the type of dance we value as a society and are willing to accept as part of our national identity.

  53. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    There are many loathesome corporations but zukerbook must be the most vile.

    First three hits for ‘Facebook bans’ on the DDG news tab are amusing:

    Outrage as Chelsea Clinton calls on Facebook to ban Tucker Carlson
    Daily Mail|49 minutes ago

    Facebook censors New York Post report on BLM co-founder’s pricey property purchases
    Fox News|2 hours ago

    Why this entire town has been banned from Facebook
    Yahoo News Australia|3 hours ago

    Residents of a town in France were left devastated after their official Facebook page was banned from the platform.

    The Facebook page for the French town of Bitche was taken down last month for an apparent violation of community guidelines, according to Metro.

    Bitche is an eastern area of France called Pays de Bitche, which translates to Bitch country.

    On Facechook life’s a bitche and then you die.

  54. Lysander says:

    Is the vaccine more dangerous for people who “identify” as women?

  55. Bruce in WA says:

    Well, here we are in sunny Darwin. Made our (small) contribution to the Casino last night. Ate there too. Not recommended; totally ruined by the thongs, singlet, absolutely hammered brigade. I guess they have deep wallets. Oh well, local rellie is taking us to Silks for lunch. Then tomorrow on to Tennant Creek.

  56. Nick says:

    Lysander,
    My mail is that following George’s 80th and the death of Cardinal Cassidy, at least one Cardinalship vacancy will exist in Australia. A vote is likely to be made after June. It seems that it is between Fisher and Commensoli, with the latter possibly having the edge, he speaks Italian, is personable, is centre-right. I hope the vain Fisher doesn’t get it.

  57. feelthebern says:

    Is the vaccine more dangerous for people who “identify” as women?

    This is what’s so fascinating/scary.
    With different vaccines, why are different segments of the population impacted.

  58. incoherent rambler says:

    Then tomorrow on to Tennant Creek.

    One of the “tennants” that Julia held dear.

  59. Barry says:

    If you’re so sick that you would benefit from a CoVid vaccine, then the vaccine may well kill you instead.

  60. thefrollickingmole says:

    Kids can’t get apprenticeships but one can’t get a tradesman either, and if you ever suggest to one they might want to take a youngster on they look at you like you just grew a penis out of your forehead.

    Apprenticeships have been screwed completely by the barbed cock of government.
    Once it was an agreement, I teach you a trade and make zero money out of you for the first year because you are no more worth than a shaved chimp in the workshop.
    Year 2 you might break even for me, congratulations you have hit tribal society level.
    Year 3: I can leave you to do most jobs and get to ruthlessly exploit you, welcome prole!
    Year 4: You swine, i see you looking at adds offering big money to tradesmen, I take back what i said about you being the only person in Australia whos IQ would jump if they were lobotomized.

    and the cycle continues.

    Now its all of that plus the government takes them off you for extended periods of time because the system which worked for hundreds of years obviously was crying out for MOAR GOVERNMENT!

  61. Frank says:

    More news from China.

    Note the coy omission of the intended use.

  62. Herodotus says:

    Teen shot in Chicago was reportedly known by various nicknames which included the words homicide or diablo. Ditched a pistol when the cops caught up with him, it seems.

  63. thefrollickingmole says:

    And according to the news ScoMo will be visiting Kalbarri because of the cyclone.
    Havent they suffered enough?

  64. Herodotus says:

    That’s a Chicago apprenticeship these days.

  65. Herodotus says:

    Video of crowds waiting outside the court house where Chauvin is on trial show lots of guys co-ordinating, carrying shields, wearing face masks, and with all the sort of gear that screams antifa!

  66. johanna says:

    It’s fun that a black actor playing a black guy is now not black enough for the BBC.

    As one commenter below the article pointed out – it’s not that he doesn’t have black friends. He doesn’t have any friends!

    Which is true. 🙂

    The writer/creator of the character says he didn’t have any race in mind before Elba was cast in the role.

    You can’t win with these people. If he had been a dreadlocked, rum drinking speaker of patois, they would say it is a stereotype. When it’s just an English guy being played by a black actor, that’s no good either.

    Anyway, the punters didn’t care – the show was very popular, and rightly so IMHO.

  67. Lysander says:

    Thanks Nick; interesting!

    I’d certainly hope for Commonsoli as well. Although, to be fair, whilst a self-promoter, Fisher has been okay too…

  68. mh says:

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she’s waiting to hear back from federal health authorities investigating whether there is any link between a woman’s death and the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

    The death of the woman in her 40s has prompted the Therapeutic Goods Administration and NSW Health officials to seek clinical information and test results as they try to figure out what caused it.

    “It has not yet been established whether there is any link between the COVID-19 vaccine and the tragic death reported by NSW health officials,” the federal health department said in a statement on Thursday.

    On Friday morning Ms Berejiklian did a round of interviews on morning shows and said she wasn’t privy to any more information about the case than the public was.

    A woman in her forties, with no serious underlying health issues, would never have died from Covid in Australia.

  69. Lysander says:

    On another note, I had to laugh as went to Church last night and my parish priest’s homily was all above how every single aspect of our lives is regulated and controlled by government more than ever. Then a nice juxtaposition to how many people are miserable.

    I was almost going to recommend he join the Cat 😛

  70. Nick says:

    Although, to be fair, whilst a self-promoter, Fisher has been okay too…

    I can’t stand him

  71. lotocoti says:

    Imagine a workplace where some toxic male turns up for his shift and says
    “What’s up guys?”
    Which gets him reported to HR by a powerful wahman,
    because gendered language.
    The ensuing acrimony leads to the toxic male and powerful wahman refusing to talk to each other in a job which requires communication if you’re not keen on aluminium tubes packed with tourists blundering into each other.
    Which nearly causes some sunny coastal aluminium tube parking facility to be closed. Because hurt feelz.

  72. Top Ender says:

    Bruce in WA says…Then tomorrow on to Tennant Creek.

    That’s 1000 k’s in a day Bruce. (Albert Borella VC took about six weeks to walk and ride it back in 1915)

    Might be worth a break overnight in Daly Waters. The old WWII hangar is still there, as is the airstrip. The local hotel has camp sites and does a good meal.

    Best thing to do in Tennant is to keep going. Actually there is a Borella Centre there, at the Mining Museum apparently.

  73. Lysander says:

    Really Nick?

    He did some good stuff for the Archdiocese during lockdowns (that I can’t mention or he’d get in trouble).

  74. calli says:

    thefrollickingmole says:
    April 16, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Chuckle. It’s great when you get to 3. But that’s the exception.

    Others may have been more fortunate than me.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    What has happened to the advocates for pardoning The Breaker?

    The truth got in the way of a good story?

  76. lotocoti says:

    He doesn’t have any friends!

    Except for the glorious Alice.

  77. Megan says:

    Tom says:
    April 16, 2021 at 4:07 am
    Sorry, Cats. No ‘toons for the next week or so until I replace my laptop battery, which I killed during a power outage yesterday.

    Sad Face.

  78. feelthebern says:

    What has happened to the advocates for pardoning The Breaker?

    It came to light how many hookers he banged during the Vietnam war.

  79. Warwick says:

    Frank says:
    April 16, 2021 at 11:23 am
    More news from China.

    Note the coy omission of the intended use.

    Frank please tell me these people don’t eat human dicks?

  80. Bruce in WA says:

    Top Ender says:
    April 16, 2021 at 11:35 am
    Bruce in WA says…Then tomorrow on to Tennant Creek.

    That’s 1000 k’s in a day Bruce. (Albert Borella VC took about six weeks to walk and ride it back in 1915)

    Might be worth a break overnight in Daly Waters. The old WWII hangar is still there, as is the airstrip. The local hotel has camp sites and does a good meal.

    Best thing to do in Tennant is to keep going. Actually there is a Borella Centre there, at the Mining Museum apparently.

    Unfortunately, we’re locked in, TE. TC tomorrow, Uluru day after, so two big days before a couple off in Alice. Fortunately, she who must be obeyed is a good driver and happy to share. Next time, we’ll have two or three times as long … the idea is to fly to Sinny, buy a new car, then head north and west back home. We’ll see.

  81. Eyrie says:

    Then tomorrow on to Tennant Creek.

    DO NOT STOP AT TENNANT CREEK. We stupidly spent a Saturday there in 2012. I should have listened to the Army Blackhawk pilot. I’m told the Old Daly Waters pub is good.

  82. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    A woman in her forties, with no serious underlying health issue

    Diabetic.

  83. dover_beach says:

    Adrian Vermeule
    @Vermeullarmine
    ·
    Apr 11
    If you find yourself treating a concept like “the common good” as essentially contested and therefore intractably mysterious, but also treating a concept like “liberty” as an appealing invitation to protection by and through law, please consider getting checked for ideology.

    Word.

  84. Terry Pedersen says:

    I wonder what the cup in Rowe’s drawing is supposed to be saying. He gives only a few letters but it might be something like “Ban BLM”. I have a hunch he’s trying to present the PM as a person letting indigenous folk die in prisons with no medical help, like a murderer.

    “Back in Black” looks like what it says on the black mug.

    hunch

    I’m Hunch. that’s lunch.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I see Terry now needs a liver transplant as well as a brain transplant.

  86. Nick says:

    Fraid so Lysander

  87. johanna says:

    lotocoti says:
    April 16, 2021 at 11:40 am

    He doesn’t have any friends!

    Except for the glorious Alice.

    Alice is a bit creepy to be categorised as a ‘friend.’ She’s more like a stalker.

    Great character, though.

  88. Frank says:

    I see Terry now needs a liver transplant as well as a brain transplant.

    Hinchy was the archetypal sanctimonious eighties blowhard, Waleed Ali is the current incarnation. Comparatively, which one is the bigger prat do you reckon?

  89. thefrollickingmole says:

    my parish priest’s homily was all above how every single aspect of our lives is regulated and controlled by government more than ever. Then a nice juxtaposition to how many people are miserable.

    If only there was a clue…
    Any clue at all.

    Heres a blinding example.

    We are into the second year of a deadly, deadly disease which showed the utility of use and throw away hygiene products.

    So what do the spastic howler monkeys in politics do?

    ‘Single-use plastics’ to be phased out in Australia from 2025 include plastic utensils and straws
    National agreement on items covered by ban should provide
    businesses with certainty and ease consumer confusion

    And “Certainty” meaning, “we will ban it” and “confusion” meaning “Eat with your hands pleb”

    They are just captured 100% by unrepresentative single issue fanatics because they cant be arsed saying no.

  90. 1735099 says:

    Not recommended; totally ruined by the thongs, singlet, absolutely hammered brigade

    For shame.
    That’s no way to describe KD’s friends and ‘lations.

  91. Rex Anger says:

    Hinchy was the archetypal sanctimonious eighties blowhard, Waleed Ali is the current incarnation. Comparatively, which one is the bigger prat do you reckon?

    Grigory.

    By a C*nt-ry Mile…

  92. Farmer Gez:

    Where are the disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families in Bluey’s Brisbane? If they’re in the background, let them come forward.

    Just for the hell of it, rereading “Indian Country”.
    Are you sure you didn’t lift that out of the book, FG?

  93. Woolfe says:

    But did Breaker Morant drink out of a Afrikaners prosthetic leg??

  94. Rex Anger says:

    For shame.
    That’s no way to describe KD’s friends and ‘lations.

    Best you stick to lying at us about Dettol Donny, Communism and Vietnam, Banterin’ Bob.

    You can’t do normal Cat conversation- You’re too much of a narcissist.

    You can’t quip without venom…

  95. Lysander says:

    God bless the Internet… 🤣🤣🤣

    Which Al Gore invented?

  96. Rex Anger says:

    But did Breaker Morant drink out of a Afrikaners prosthetic leg??

    No confirmation or denial, but the wooden prosthesis is kept on the back wall in the Bushveldt Carbineers’ OR’s Mess.

    Right next to Kitchener’s Balls.

    We used to use them as our ‘Last Drinks’ Bell.

    And the occasional game of Mess Baseball. I concussed the CO once with a wild Hook that sailed out the Mess door.

    Collaborator Bob has never forgiven me since…

  97. Lysander says:

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/we-are-way-behind-labor-mp-calls-for-action-on-far-right-extremism-in-australia-20210413-p57isy.html

    Far right extremism being you believe in families having a mum and dad, protecting children from sexualisation or death by abortion, encouraging industrial growth, limiting government and taxation, personal liberty…

    Obviously I’m a right wing terrorist then. :O

    (And by the way, if the Labor Right still exist, they used to believe in this stuff only 10 years ago – where’d they go?)

  98. Rex Anger says:

    (And by the way, if the Labor Right still exist, they used to believe in this stuff only 10 years ago – where’d they go?)

    Deathly quiet…

    #CulcharolulRevalooshin

  99. Speedbox says:

    Rex Anger says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    That is bloody gold. You could take that show on the road. Sitting here laughing and those nearby are wondering what the hell I’m looking at.

  100. Mater says:

    Obviously I’m a right wing terrorist then. :O

    The further left they go, the more right we appear.

  101. Lysander says:

    Rex, I’d really like to know what happened to the Labor Right… can anyone cite a good site for me to read anything?

  102. Steve Trickler:
    Interesting clip – simpler times, better times.

  103. Lysander says:

    Fuck me.

    The McGowan Government’s Concessions for Classics scheme has roared into action today, cutting red tape and encouraging more classic cars, street rods and motorcycles onto our roads.

    Under ‘Concessions for Classics’, the annual registration discount would vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on specification. For example:

    A 1956 Holden FJ would drop from $748.90 to $167.35 a year;
    A 1970 Ford GT would drop from $839.40 to $169.20 a year;
    A 1929 Ford Roadster would drop from $721.20 to $139.65 a year; and
    A 1974 Holden Torana SLR would drop from $768.45 to $151.50 a year.

  104. feelthebern says:

    Who’ll be the first Cat to question the Chinese GDP numbers?

  105. Lysander says:

    Who’ll be the first Cat to question the Chinese GDP numbers?

    I really do question the GDP numbers coming out of China.

  106. incoherent rambler says:

    I question numbers coming out of China.

  107. feelthebern says:

    LOL. Between the Dubai wreckers & the WA scheme, arky won’t be able to get spare parts ever again.

  108. Lysander says:

    Hahaha IR.

    Bern, also very funny but seriously, should government seriously be funding this sort of shite when West Aussies are waiting (dying) in ambulances waiting four hours for admission?

  109. feelthebern says:

    Lysander, I just want to watch the world burn.

  110. Roger says:

    Rex, I’d really like to know what happened to the Labor Right…

    Federally, it’s currently led by Richard Marles, KKK, Jim Chalmers, Tony Burke, Chris Bowen & Mark Dreyfus.

    That’s what happened to the Labor Right.

  111. feelthebern says:

    Upset the established order.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIcIIBTJA6o

  112. Rex Anger says:

    @ Speedbox-

    That is bloody gold. You could take that show on the road. Sitting here laughing and those nearby are wondering what the hell I’m looking at.

    You’re welcome.

    I’d like to say I’m a raconteur, but I’m bloody awful at tennis…

  113. Lysander says:

    No probs with me Bern.

    It’s just a Cash for (Classic) Clunkers Scheme.

  114. Lysander says:

    the Minister said “We’ve worked closely with car clubs to refine the details of the policy and I can’t wait to see more classic cars and hot rods roaring onto our highways.”

    Glad to see them promoting hoons eh?

  115. feelthebern says:

    Matt Taibbi laughing it up at Russia-gate retards.

    Matt Taibbi
    @mtaibbi
    Please. The dastardly Russians planted spies in the Trump campaign so they could figure out where to send MEMES? So now the story is, the Trump campaign helped Russia… help the Trump campaign? This is a thousand times dumber than the WMD story. It’s Truther-level dumb.

  116. Bons says:

    We had a large Brown or Taipan arrive in the front garden this morning.
    I was about to apply the traditional country folks ‘welcome to garden’ ceremony, but word had got out to the neighbours, some of whom were Victorians, therefore subversive informers.
    The Council announced that there would be a charge for its removal, to which I replied that the snake has suddenly disappeared into the median garden. Which it did after I threw a few handfuls of gravel at it.
    The snakist eventually arrived and found the very big fella in the council median.
    Once the fuss died down the repulsive Kiwi blob from down the street oozed up to me and demanded that I get rid of my dog because dog food attracts snakes . Kiwis being snake experts as we all know.
    Give her her due, she did an impressive quivering blacmange impersonation in response to my excellent haka.
    Sheesh. Minding your own business and life tips the honey bucket on you.

  117. Rex Anger says:

    Bern, also very funny but seriously, should government seriously be funding this sort of shite when West Aussies are waiting (dying) in ambulances waiting four hours for admission?

    Lysander, the only way you will ever fix WA Health is to dynamite their Managerial Office in the CBD, take away 97-99% of the Level 4 administrators and above, make the Chief Executives of each hospital and/or Service directly accountable to the minister and use the uncounted millions in recovered shinybums’ salaries, leave benefits and fringe goodies to hire the nursing and allied health staff that is so urgently needed.

    Zorfing the 4 hour rule they imported from the NHS might help too…

  118. Tom says:

    Hooray! One of my techno-bros has given me back my laptop so I can operate it, sans battery, until a new one arrives next week. The old one, he tells me, was as dead as a doornail.

    Only $40 for the new battery, which beats the hell out of forking out for a new laptop and a raft of new programs (which, 12 hours ago, I was resigned to).

  119. feelthebern says:

    Breaking news: Tom is Hunter Biden.

  120. The Barking Toad says:

    Well done Tom. Now get back to those ‘toons toot sweet!

  121. feelthebern says:

    Yes, more toons.
    Less smoking parmesan.

  122. Lysander says:

    100% Rex. I think WA Health, like other States, is on life support as a result of being an Appropriation Junkie*. There’s two actions to either take: (1) Give it more (2) Let it go through a prolonged period of pain from withdrawals.

    *TM to Lysander (2021)

  123. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Not recommended; totally ruined by the thongs, singlet, absolutely hammered brigade’

    Last night I was at the toppies at the local, so not me. I don’t wear thongs at casinos – to do so would be barbaric and take away from the posh experience.

    Silks is an expensive pokie room with a window, from which you can see most of a racetrack. Someone there took home $60K from an 8 spot last week though.

    Tennant Creek is best avoided, as others have said. The Bluestone Motel at one end of town and the El Dorado at the other. Both are excellent places to have your car renovated from the inside out while you sleep. If you must go anywhere near there, try the Threeways Roadhouse 20km-ish north of the town where the Barkly joins the Stuart Highway.

    Uluru from Tennant in one day is equally brave. The change from the Stuart to the Lasseter Highway is entertaining, and if you happen to be transporting meth in ice form don’t go off the road or you’ll get lost, die and be laughed at like that last crew that tried it.

  124. Rex Anger says:

    100% Rex. I think WA Health, like other States, is on life support as a result of being an Appropriation Junkie

    I used to work for them, and the solution was blindingly obvious from within.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Court orders fresh trial for drug king Tony Mokbel

    Tessa Akerman
    Reporter
    @TessaAkerman
    23 minutes ago April 16, 2021

    The Victorian Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for drug king Tony Mokbel on charges tainted by Lawyer X despite the Director of Public Prosecutions indicating she would not retry the case.

    Nicola Gobbo was acting as Mokbel’s lawyer and a police informant leading up to and during his 2006 trial for drug importation.

    The Court of Appeal accepted Ms Gobbo suggested to the Victoria Police ways they could investigate Mokbel in relation to other offending, provided them with information about her suspicions and beliefs as to his ongoing offending and the identity and conduct of his criminal associates and provided police with her views as to his prospects in the trial.

    During a hearing last year the DPP indicated she would not seek a retrial of the case and did not oppose Mokbel’s conviction being quashed and his 12 year sentence being set aside.

    In the majority judgment, Justice David Beach and Justice Robert Osborn said the activities of Ms Gobbo and Victoria Police which led to the appellant’s conviction in this matter being quashed “should be thoroughly condemned”.

    However they said such condemnation shouldn’t take the form of an acquittal.

    “The very quashing of the appellant’s conviction itself condemns the conduct of Victoria Police in this case and constitutes a significant deterrent to the repetition of such conduct,” they said.

    Mokbel has already served his entire sentence but the justices said that did not necessarily mean an acquittal should be ordered because there was powerful public interest militating in favour of a jury trial even if there was no sensible prospect of further punishment.

    “The Director has foreshadowed that, upon an order for a retrial, she will file a notice of discontinuance,” the court said.

  126. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘That’s no way to describe KD’s friends and ‘lations.’

    Actually I did have a mate at the casino last night.

    His name? McBain. John McBain.

  127. Frank says:

    Who’ll be the first Cat to question the Chinese GDP numbers?

    Ghanaian Dick Procurement?

  128. Bons says:

    Calli, you’re right. Jondaryan is a treasure, especially the stationary engine display.
    Unfortunately they hired a corporate whiz lady who diversified the show into bankruptcy. Not helped by the requirement to hand back large numbers of event deposits because of the bug.
    Now administered by Nambob’s Council which sounds like a death sentence.

  129. Lysander says:

    Ah well Rex, we may well be closer than you think 😉

  130. Terry Pedersen says:

    It’s just a Cash for (Classic) Clunkers Scheme.

    Sounds more like the NSW Historic Vehicles scheme.

    Not for clunkers.

  131. From Mark A’s Lame Pics…
    How is it still going?
    RWD, + THC.

  132. Top Ender says:

    Was going to say, this shows you can do a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery and still come out stupid.

    Then again, they studied up on human biology and chemistry so why should they know anything about climates?

    From the NT News in Darwin, where we are going through a record Wet Season, and no doctor emerges from their air-conditioned office.

    MORE than a third of doctors in the NT would consider leaving the Territory due to climate change, according to a new study.

    An Australian National University study, published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet Planetary Health this month, found 34 per cent of NT doctors were already, or were likely to, think about moving to cooler climates as climate change intensified.

    It also found 96 per cent believed climate change was a real and serious threat to human health, 85 per cent believed it would negatively impact their patients’ health and 74 per cent thought it would cause parts of the Territory to become uninhabitable.

    Some 362 doctors – more than a quarter of those in the NT workforce – were surveyed for the study.

    Lead researcher Dr Simon Quilty, who is also senior staff specialist at the Alice Springs Hospital and has worked as a doctor in the NT for the past 20 years, said the results had concerning implications for doctor recruitment and retention in the Territory.

  133. incoherent rambler says:

    Covid vaccine and menstrual cycles

    Are menstrual cycles the ones with the strange pedals?

  134. Tom says:

    The Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018, in a world-first enforcement action brought by the ACCC.

    “This is an important victory for consumers, especially anyone concerned about their privacy online, as the Court’s decision sends a strong message to Google and others that big businesses must not mislead their customers,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.

    RTWT

  135. Knuckle Dragger says:

    If you’re not accustomed to doing 1000km in a day, don’t do it*.

    Also, if you piled all the tourists who got the shits on because they couldn’t see Ayers Rock from the Alice Springs airport on top of each other, that pile would be bigger than Ayers Rock, and possibly a better tourist attraction.

    Not telling anyone what to do.

  136. Leigh Lowe says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    Miranda is a racial stereo-typer of the worst kind.
    A black British police officer could conceivably be a grandchild of Caribbean immigrants.
    It is just possible he has a broad group of friends and his favourite cuisine is Italian, French or Indian.

  137. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Lead researcher Dr Simon Quilty’

    Who is an activist berk, and the medical version of Szubanski.

  138. Pedro:

    Well. What brought this on?
    Pedro happy.

    Not doing much in the $A, Pedro. $2282.00 atm.
    Mind you, it looks good against my average buying price of @$1600/oz.

  139. Top Ender says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer…

    Must be very annoying in the UK to pay the licence fee to employ people like this.

    No doubt she has a flash office, a staff, and spends all day dreaming up new ways to justify her position.

    And if you were one of the BBC comedians, you’d never dare parody her. Not that you’d want to, being fully woke enough to get the job in the first place.

  140. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    April 16, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    If you’re not accustomed to doing 1000km in a day, don’t do it*.

    I agree.
    We are travelling to the next Big Capital City frim Melbournibad.
    No hurry.
    Decided to snap the journey in half.
    Just stopped in Europa for lunch.

  141. thefrollickingmole says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    DSU Teller: Wheres Luther, we need this case solved yesterday
    DCI Luther: Isa hea ‘massa
    DSU Teller: How do I know you’re not playing a double game? One stone, multiple birds, trying to make me speak carelessly in order to entrap me.
    DCI Luther: Don’ you worry your head about that ‘massa, I is just a poorboy…
    DSU Teller: Well that’s just faulty logic postulated on imperfect data collection. What if you only catch people who make mistakes? That would skew the figures, wouldn’t it?
    DCI Luther: ogga booga wheres de white wimmin at…

    etc etc…
    Much like an extended episode of this one.
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6u0rfj

  142. Leigh Lowe says:

    Are menstrual cycles the ones with the strange pedals?

    Not sure.
    They drop a lot of oil I hear.

  143. dopey says:

    Sydney Morning Herald. Super Rugby Tipping.
    And in last position…Wallaby great Peter FitzSimons. Pete should stick to the High Court and stuff like that.

  144. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Zorfing

    Imma need a Perth Dictionary here.

  145. P says:

    Cardinal Pell’s Aquittal, One Year Later

    The Vatican avoided the nightmare scenario, which would have come to pass had the High Court refused to take Cardinal Pell’s appeal, or ruled against him. A canonical investigation would have certainly found him innocent, uncorrupted as it would have been by fevered anti-clericalism. Would the Vatican have had the courage to defy the judgment of the Australian criminal justice system?

    During the whole matter, almost all Vatican press statements expressed their “respect” for Australian criminal justice. Why? It manifestly failed in Cardinal Pell’s case at least, as it ought not require a High Court appeal to free an innocent man from 400 days of incarceration in solitary confinement.

    It should also be remembered that the standard for “conviction” in a canonical court is not the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of criminal courts. It is something similar — “moral certainty.” In theory and in practice, acquittal in the criminal courts does not mean vindication in the canonical process. A criminal acquittal does not render the canonical process moot. That is another reason why there should be clarity on the status of the Cardinal Pell investigation.

  146. Dr Faustus says:

    Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    Pales into insignificance compared to the ABC Harrow disgrace.

    A rare Queensland-based show with a Welsh leading actor who doesn’t drink Milton Mangoes, or rumbos.

  147. Fat Tony says:

    Lysander says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    the Minister said “We’ve worked closely with car clubs to refine the details of the policy and I can’t wait to see more classic cars and hot rods roaring onto our highways.”
    Glad to see them promoting hoons eh?

    Lysander – these sort of cars are very expensive and are generally owned and driven by guys over 40/50 years old, many of whom have actually restored the vehicles themselves. They are not hoons.

    Hoons drive those noisy shit-box things with a Zorst and some 18+year old fuckwit driving it.

  148. feelthebern says:

    Hoons drive those noisy shit-box things with a Zorst and some 18+year old fuckwit driving it.

    Hey, ‘gunner has feelings too !

  149. Rex Anger says:

    Zorfing

    Imma need a Perth Dictionary here.

    Zorf (v.)- Derogatory. To remove something with extreme prejudice.

    Derived from the ancient Welsh phrase Gwan Pizorff.

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    We have a flat-roof parapet with some art deco brick work on it. We have had a roofer in now to have three goes at stopping it causing one wall around our entrance to keep bubbling damp through the paintwork inside. But it is still going on. He says there was no pitch and no flashing and drain full of leaf matter resulting in a small parking pool up there and that as far as he’s concerned parapets should only be on castles in situations where failures in building would result in original builder being thrown from the castle walls. One roof replacement still hasn’t worked and he’s now trying marine sealants. About ten bricks of art deco though so heritage. It has to stay.

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Paddling pool

    Predictive text strikes again.

  152. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Roofer kindly removed some surrounding vegetation which sadly fell on a neighbour’s worm farm.

    Currawong food, I say excitedly but she looks daggers at me.

  153. Lysander says:

    all good Fat Tony; just dunno why govt funds this!

  154. shatterzzz says:

    Strange world ..! Yesterday I read Josh Fried-egg-&-burger skiting the fact that 70 000 jerbs were created either last month or last quarter .. whatever … Anyway, passing Fairfield, NSW, CentreLink this morning and the queue on the footpath outside was close to 100 .. haven’t seen a queue that long since the early days of BAT FLU/JobKeeeper/Seeker ……

  155. feelthebern says:

    The AFR has a column on Vivienne Thom today.
    Part of the “Lunch with…” series.
    She’s a nutter.
    At least she didn’t drink.
    Milligan drank for Australia when she participated at Fratelli Paradiso.

  156. Fat Tony says:

    Lysander says:
    April 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    all good Fat Tony; just dunno why govt funds this!

    Dunno about the other states, but in Queensland, you can register these older cars with Club Rego.
    They can be driven to Club Meets & for “tuning” purposes on the road, but not for general use.
    Considering they rarely get used on the street, the cheaper rego is ok.

  157. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Queues 20 people long commonplace outside any Service Oz Centre. I got special entry when I still had my broken foot in a Camboot. Keep it handy, jokes Hairy, and wear it if ever we need to go there again.

    As if I’d ever stoop so low.
    But the thought does linger a while.

  158. Mitch M. says:

    shatterzzz says:
    April 16, 2021 at 2:12 pm
    Strange world ..! Yesterday I read Josh Fried-egg-&-burger skiting the fact that 70 000 jerbs were created either last month or last quarter .. whatever … Anyway, passing Fairfield, NSW, CentreLink this morning and the queue on the footpath outside was close to 100 .. haven’t seen a queue that long since the early days of BAT FLU/JobKeeeper/Seeker ……

    Because the number on jobseeker is much higher than before COVID. The jobs created numbers looks impressive but of course he declined to mention the fall in full times and the growth in part time jobs. He also didn’t mention that the results were the result of surveys before the end of jobkeeper.

    Monthly data from the Department of Social Services released this week showed a marginal drop in the number of people on JobSeeker and Youth Allowance payments – from 1.37 million to 1.35 million – between January and February.

    But the number of people looking for work on the low-income payments remained more than one third higher than 12 months ago, when there were 815,872 recipients.

  159. jupes says:

    the Minister said “We’ve worked closely with car clubs to refine the details of the policy and I can’t wait to see more classic cars and hot rods roaring onto our highways.”

    Glad to see them promoting hoons eh?

    I am. This is the best decision ever made by this pathetic government. I love seeing classic cars on the road.

  160. jupes says:

    all good Fat Tony; just dunno why govt funds this!

    Are they funding it, or lowering the tax?

  161. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Derived from the ancient Welsh phrase Gwan Pizorff.

    I haven’t learned any new Welsh cultural history since some good documentary in 2008 revealed MC Hammer stole The Running Man from a trailblazer in Cardiff.

  162. Rex Anger:

    100% Rex. I think WA Health, like other States, is on life support as a result of being an Appropriation Junkie

    I used to work for them, and the solution was blindingly obvious from within.

    Ditto, Rex.

  163. 1735099 says:

    In case you missed it, Obama is actually running the USA from his basement.
    Who knew?

  164. Rex Anger says:

    Why are you feigning surprise, Collaborator Bob?

    You Co-ideologists love string-pulling.

    How else did a non-functional grifter be made President and the least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate offered up by the Democratic National Convention in generations become his Heir Apparent?

    It’s like watching a cheap parlour illusionist shove a dead rabbit into his hat in front of his audience, then wave his arms around and feign shock when he pulls it back out again.

    Ta-da!!!1!

    #FirstOneToStopClappingGetsGulag

  165. calli says:

    Derived from the ancient Welsh phrase Gwan Pizorff.

    Worked at Rorke’s Drift.

  166. Bear Necessities says:

    BBC’s Chief Diversity Officer Miranda Wayland said the lead character of the crime drama series Luther, played by actor Idris Elba, was not “black enough to be real,” because he “doesn’t have any black friends” or “eat any Caribbean food.”

    Maybe the soundtrack for Luther should have ‘Day-O’ by Harry Belafonte to make it feel more ‘Caribbean’.

    6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
    daylight come and me want to go home…

  167. 1735099 says:

    How else did a non-functional grifter be made President and the least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate offered up by the Democratic National Convention in generations become his Heir Apparent?

    That “least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate” received the highest popular vote count (81,268,924) in the history of the Republic.
    Suck it up…..

  168. Mater says:

    That “least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate” received the highest popular vote count (81,268,924) in the history of the Republic.

    See the recent rise in the visits to your blog to see an equivalent. ie. A lot of them are not what you think.

  169. Eyrie says:

    The McGowan Government’s Concessions for Classics scheme has roared into action today, cutting red tape and encouraging more classic cars, street rods and motorcycles onto our roads.
    So these things are less safe for the occupants and other road users and burn more fuel hence more greenhouse gases. I suppose some consistency on road safety and climate change from the WA Gov is too much to expect?
    I know both issues are largely bullshit, still.

  170. Mater says:

    And while we are on the subject, here, have another click from Bulgaria.

  171. feelthebern says:

    Ah Bulgaria.
    Ivana.
    Ivana Humpalot.

  172. Rex Anger says:

    That received the highest popular vote count (81,268,924) in the history of the Republic.
    Suck it up…..

    I’m pleased by the flinch, but my goodness you are dim as your ‘President,’ Comrade Defender Bob.

    The “least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate” I referred to received no votes, popular or otherwise, in any election other than the Democrat Primaries. In fact, if I recall correctly, she did not even get past the First Round.

    What was her name again? Kamala Harris?

    But thanks for reminding me that forensic audits of the 2020 Mail-in ballots from Maricopa County, Arizona and Windham County, New Hampshire alike are now officially in play.

  173. Zyconoclast says:

    53 sec video

    The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is conducting an investigation after a video circulating online this week shows uniformed members of its force having a racist conversation.

    The video is a partial recording from a security camera at a person’s home and was originally posted on social media by a friend of the person involved.

    On Thursday, that person confirmed the video was recorded in his garage in the summer of 2019. He said the officers were there to serve a warrant after he had been pulled over for driving without a licence a few days earlier. He asked CBC not to identify him because he fears for his safety and that of his family.

    The video shows three police officers standing in a garage, seemingly unaware that their conversation was being recorded.

  174. feelthebern says:

    The usual breath holding by the legacy media after a shooting in the US.
    The reporting all depends on who the shooter was & who the victims were.

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    That “least popular and most unpalatable Presidential Candidate” received the highest popular vote count (81,268,924) in the history of the Republic, that money could buy

    fify

  176. feelthebern says:

    Good on James O’Keefe.
    Jack couldn’t give a shit about being questioned by lawyers for hours.
    The kiddies that work for him probably do.

  177. Zyconoclast says:

    A Black Lives Matter activist from Seattle has been arrested — for an alleged anti-Asian hate crime, according to reports.

    Christopher Hamner, 51, who is black, was charged with allegedly attacking three Asian-American women in two separate incidents last month, according to KIRO 7.

  178. Rex Anger says:

    @ Zippy-

    Confused Bob can’t tell the different between Joe Biden and President Harris.

    But he sure knows how to get something done
    on the Cat…

    #C’monMan!

    #2BexAndALieDown,Please

  179. Terry Pedersen says:

    Strange world ..! Yesterday I read Josh Fried-egg-&-burger skiting the fact that 70 000 jerbs were created either last month or last quarter .. whatever … Anyway, passing Fairfield, NSW, CentreLink this morning and the queue on the footpath outside was close to 100 .. haven’t seen a queue that long since the early days of BAT FLU/JobKeeeper/Seeker ……

    Josh Fatburger is pumping his own tyres up by quoting stats from before Jobkeeper was stopped.

  180. feelthebern says:

    Suing a social media company would be James O’Keefe’s wet dream.
    100’s of hours of depositions.
    The discovery process.
    And at the same time, a huge fund raising campaign to go along with it.

  181. Tailgunner says:

    CAD down 10%, true believers on suicide watch…

  182. feelthebern says:

    CAD.
    Danger zone.

  183. Shy Ted says:

    “Nudity, incest, threesomes: what your teens are watching on TV” (The Oz)
    Teens watch the ABC and Fed Parliament CCTV?

  184. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Sir David Rabbitburrow currently trending.

    ‘Humans are intruders,’ says Sir David Attenborough

    Rrrright, so we finally found the aliens, and they’re us. Uhuh.

    Matt @WriterMatt2 · 4h

    People are up in arms over David Attenborough saying the world would be better off without humans … show me where’s the lie? We need nature, nature doesn’t need us.

    And right on cue there’s the support.

    Alexandra Marshall @ellymelly · 4h

    David Attenborough thinks the world would be better if people weren’t in it – an easy thing to say after you’ve lived nearly a century.
    No wonder he supports #ExtinctionRebellion. His advice is anti-human.
    Bet you he still collects money from the #climatechange mob though.

    Yep.
    I preferred Rabbitburrow when he spoke from his vast personal experience about ecology, instead of uncritically reading a climate activist script pushed in front of him. He’s being exploited. Sad!

  185. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Yo ho ho Cats-
    I’m on Christmas island and Kristina kenneally is flying in! Unfortunately this being an equatorial island Paradise I am surrounded by pinko lefties living lush on the public purse, so I’ll have to watch my p’s and q’s.
    …..but just in case, what’s the dirt on the shadow spokeshag for country-shoppers and carbon Karens?

  186. 1735099 says:

    the 2020 Mail-in ballots from Maricopa County, Arizona, and Windham County, New Hampshire alike are now officially in play.

    Whoopee-do!
    The county Board of Supervisors carried out repeated checks that showed the election was free, fair, and properly conducted. Currently, the Board consists of four Republicans and one Democrat. These audits included pre-and post-election tests of counting equipment and election software.
    They also ran a hand count of a ballot sample that showed the machine count was accurate.
    It’s a feeble attempt to keep the “I wus robbed” narrative alive.

  187. Rex Anger says:

    So, why did the State force it to happen, ‘C’mon Man!’ Bob?

    Or are authorities only ever trustworthy when they deliver an outcome favourable to your side?

    It’s a feeble attempt to keep the “I wus robbed” narrative alive.

    I recall you being an ardent defender of Stacey Abrams trying that. Even after the stats fell flat on her face.

    And she did not have a whole team of swampies desperately trying to invent excuses, counter-sue on ever-flimsier pretexts and even breach Arizona law regarding Chain of Custody.

    Nor an entire media apparatus and one Collaborator Bob from Toowoomba, Queensland trying to run cover, smokescreen and gaslight for them…

  188. Makka says:

    CAD.
    Danger zone.

    Why back gold when silver is going to blow it out of the water?

  189. Makka says:

    It’s a feeble attempt to keep the “I wus robbed” narrative alive.

    That was your feeble diatribe for 4 years , numbnutz.

  190. Zyconoclast says: April 16, 2021 at 3:26 pm
    53 sec video

    The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is conducting an investigation after a video circulating online this week shows uniformed members of its force having a racist conversation.

    A 53 second video, with unfakeable Canadian accents.
    Three men making small talk:
    They mention the following:
    1) the proportion of white people in North America is less than the proportion of non-white.
    2) that in Toronto they observe the majority of couples seen in public are mixed race couples
    3) that the ‘time of the white man’ may be over
    4) that their advice to their kids is to cross-breed

    I’m struggling to find anything remarkable about this.
    They’re just making non-judgemental small talk comments & wryly observing that they’re going to have to “join ’em” rather than “beat ’em”

    They’re not even meeting the blandest definition of ‘racism’ – i.e. observing that different races have different characteristics (eg, Scandanavians tend to have blue eyes & Greeks do not.)

    Even the sociology academic who wants to bust them admits there’s no way to go for them, as their remarks unfortunately are benign.
    She does find something though, in remarking that for their bloodlines to survive their kids will have to crossbreed with other races is somehow ‘sexual exploitation of asian & other minority women’

    FMD

  191. JC says:

    Jokes aside. If Mudguard Ears showed up to you bank would you lend this idiot any money? I wouldn’t.

    We now know Mudguard Ears stole money from Credit Suisse.

    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/bbc4234f6fecac601c6648f04a416feb?width=650

  192. Arky says:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
    April 16, 2021 at 2:05 pm
    We have a flat-roof parapet with some art deco brick work on it. We have had a roofer in now to have three goes at stopping it causing one wall around our entrance to keep bubbling damp through the paintwork inside. But it is still going on.

    ..
    So you have these flat roofed modernist boxes that certain scruffy individuals on here love sooooo much, and the design philosophy behind modernism, the whole damn reasoning behind the movement was “Form follows function”.
    But the flat roofs DON”T function.
    Great man, your whole style is based on a lie.
    They need to change it to “Form follows whatever requires the draftsman putting less lines on the blueprint so it looks like we have come up with some new and cool minimalism sorry it doesn’t work in reality, a bit like libertarianism that’ll be $3,500,000”. Not so catchy, eh?

  193. JC says:

    Do not lend money to anyone north of this latitude… lets say north of the Brisbane CBD.

    Latitude coinordinates.
    20.9176° S, 142.7028° E

  194. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Makka says:
    April 16, 2021 at 4:02 pm
    It’s a feeble attempt to keep the “I wus robbed” narrative alive.

    That was your feeble diatribe for 4 years , numbnutz.”

    Correct…the racist has a short memory.

  195. feelthebern says:

    Only arky could connect a flat roof with libertarianism.
    Angrier than Bobby Boucher when someone’s dissing his water.

  196. feelthebern says:

    JC, imagine the phone call after Greensill pinched the money ?

    CS: Hey Big Ears, have you seen that money from Softbank?
    B-E: Yeah, I know I was meant to send it to your account, but decided to keep in.
    CS: You fuckin’ what?

  197. Arky says:

    Only arky could connect a flat roof with libertarianism.

    ..
    If we get JC to see the stupidity of modernism, it will cave in his entire belief structure and we will have him for the angry reactionary contrarian team.

  198. Rockdoctor says:

    Fat Tony, forgot the f#@$wit valve for gear changes as well.

  199. JC says:

    Arkyenwald.. as I explained once, real problem people have to have with modern homes is that some have flat roofs. You tried to make the exception sound like it was part of the rule… But no. Most homes are either rectangular or squares. Igloos and shit like that are not going to sway the argument.

  200. Dave in Marybrook says:

    is shortcut to Catallaxy profile

  201. JC says:

    Bern.
    I still can’t believe how these fucking banks got mixed up with a big-eared dishonest imbecile like him. Can’t believe it.

  202. Mater says:

    Igloos and shit like that are not going to sway the argument

    What about a teepee?
    Are you anti indigenous buildings? 😉

  203. 1735099 says:

    And she did not have a whole team of swampies desperately trying to invent excuses, counter-sue on ever-flimsier pretexts and even breach Arizona law regarding Chain of Custody.

    Aaaaaand she was successful.
    It was called the Georgia Surprise.
    Having said that, she got some help from the fat fool.

  204. Arky says:

    Most homes are either rectangular or squares

    ..
    People were making perfectly good homes for thousands of years without the roofs leaking, then the modernists came along, and just like every other movement post 1900, decided they knew better, and fucked everything up.

  205. JC says:

    Mater

    No, no,no.. We’re very indigenous buildings friendly here at the Cat. Bruce Pascoe reminded us that our indig built a metropolis rivaling Manhattan 500 years ago. They had buildings taller than the Empire State!

  206. JC says:

    People were making perfectly good homes for thousands of years without the roofs leaking

    Very true.

  207. feelthebern says:

    Indigenous Australians built the first multi level structures on the planet.
    10 to 12 story apartment blocks were common place.
    Unfortunately, that history was lost after most were destroyed after the First Fleet arrived.

    From Dark Emu.

  208. feelthebern says:

    Bloody hell JC.
    I was tapping out mine when you’ve posted.

  209. Notafan says:

    Did blubboast just call Madga a fat fool?

  210. Arky says:

    decided they knew better, and fucked everything up.

    ..
    And now Lizzie’s roof leaks.
    Because of people like you, who for God knows what reason feel the need to wear turtle necks, drive European cars, listen to your jazz records and transgress every known design rule for the sick, pumped up kicks.

  211. JC says:

    Indigenous Australians built the first multi level structures on the planet.
    10 to 12 story apartment blocks were common place.
    Unfortunately, that history was lost after most were destroyed after the First Fleet arrived.

    And there were traffic jams along the coastline as the indig sped off to their beach shacks during the summer months. Like Europe in the summer. The First Fleet ruined the highways system.

    Bruce Pascoe

  212. Mater says:

    Bruce Pascoe reminded us that our indig built a metropolis rivaling Manhattan 500 years ago. They had buildings taller than the Empire State!

    Clearly they activated Plan E (The Scorched Earth Policy), when they saw the Tall Ships on the horizon.

    Apparently a bloody effective counter measure to prevent the Colonialists seizing them.

  213. Mater says:

    Clearly they activated Plan E (The Scorched Earth Policy), when they saw the Tall Ships on the horizon.

    Or perhaps the over-the-horizon radar picked them up further out.

  214. JC says:

    Arky

    The problem is that Australian builders apply some frog membrane to the (flat) roof. If the retards don’t read the instructions and apply the crap properly, it begins to crack very quickly and you house begins to leak.

    Australian retards and Frog material doesn’t mix well.

    That’s what happened to us.

  215. Mater says:

    And there were traffic jams along the coastline as the indig sped off to their beach shacks during the summer months. Like Europe in the summer. The First Fleet ruined the highways system.

    Must have been hell not to have access to European cars. Imagine being limited to only Australian built shitboxes.

  216. feelthebern says:

    Australian retards and Frog material doesn’t mix well.

    We should buy some submarines from them.

  217. feelthebern says:

    Because of people like you, who for God knows what reason feel the need to wear turtle necks, drive European cars, listen to your jazz records and transgress every known design rule for the sick, pumped up kicks.

    You left out rosé.

  218. Mater says:

    Here, Bob. Have a click from Israel.

  219. Rex Anger says:

    Aaaaaand she was successful.
    It was called the Georgia Surprise.

    Thank you Bob. I am very sure that this confession of electorial criminality was not easy to make.

    Assuming you now survive the subsequent Arkanicide attempts for daring to breakk with the Narrative, I am sure there will be hope for you yey.

  220. feelthebern says:

    Have a click from Israel.

    OMG, he’d hate that.

  221. feelthebern says:

    Mater, maybe post under McBain (sic).

  222. lotocoti says:

    We should buy some submarines from them.

    Crash dive like a rock.
    Surface like one too.

  223. Mater says:

    Have a click from Israel.

    OMG, he’d hate that.

    It just arrived in Australia “after 13 years in the Israeli justice system”.

  224. Mater says:

    Mater, maybe post under McBain (sic).

    Not that loser!

  225. Arky says:

    The problem with modern design is that it does rely on materials rather than principles.
    I just finished the work on the missus car. I can’t believe the size, weight and complexity of the drive shafts in these things. Completely reliant on the integrity of the rubber boots keeping the grease in and the elements out. And heavy. Very, very heavy. Your modern car is overweight by about 30% because of the lack of common sense in the design rules.

  226. 1735099 says:

    I am very sure that this confession of electorial criminality was not easy to make.

    Campaigning to encourage African-Americans to vote is “electoral criminality” now?
    Are you sure you’ve got your Klan hood carefully hidden?

  227. JC says:

    Arky

    The problem is that Australian builders apply some frog membrane to the (flat) roof. If the retards don’t read the instructions and apply the crap properly, it begins to crack very quickly and you house begins to leak.

    Australian retards and Frog materials doesn’t mix well.

    That’s what happened to us.

  228. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Have a click from Israel.

    OMG, he’d hate that.”

    Bob the Racist doesn’t like Joos and Israel.

  229. Rex Anger says:

    Thank you Bob. I am very sure that this confession of electorial criminality was not easy to make.

    Especially given your recent declamations about how the electoral reform laws Georgia has recently passed in the wake of said ‘Surprise’ is irredeemably ray-ciss…

  230. feelthebern says:

    Cassie, he’s a self-hating Pharisee.
    You know that’s the worst kind.

    h/t Jerry Seinfeld.

  231. Arky says:

    I think this is the philosophy of the manufacturers: Don’t touch our product.
    And if that requires over engineering the shit out of everything and relying on materials rather than simplicity and regular maintenance, so be it.
    The ideal being that the things can run for thousands and thousands of kilometres without any input from anyone, but when something does go wrong you need the dealer.
    Whereas, in the olden days, a car might need new wheel bearings every, say, 50,000 miles, one could diagnose fucked wheel bearings with ease and chuck in new ones in half an hour for about $20.
    This thing had a rooted wheel bearing, but it was undiagnosable. with the wheel off the ground, it rotated sweetly, no noise, no unwanted movement of the wheel when you tried to rock it, but nethertheless, the bearing was in need of replacement.

  232. Rex Anger says:

    Bob: Racial (or any other group-based) voteherding so my side wins is not ray-ciss.

    Also Bob: Anything that proves an individual is who they claim to be so their vote actually means something IS ray-ciss.

  233. Bruce in WA says:

    If you’re not accustomed to doing 1000km in a day, don’t do it*.

    Thanks everyone for the concern and warnings. I am NOT looking forward to Tennant Creek (Safari Lodge), but ….

    These will be the last two of the “long days” on the road. They don’t really faze us, but at our age we’re pretty knackered by the end.

  234. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “feelthebern says:
    April 16, 2021 at 4:48 pm
    Cassie, he’s a self-hating Pharisee.
    You know that’s the worst kind.

    h/t Jerry Seinfeld.”

    Indeed…..I’m reminded of that Seinfeld episode when George and Jerry hitched a ride back to Manhattan with Nazis.

  235. Mater says:

    Bob,
    Any idea who ‘John Grey’ on your blog is?
    Gee, he’s been giving you a pasting for quite a while now.

    With the exception of his clicks and mine, your threads must have a similar crowd to a 2020 AFL game at the MCG.

  236. Rex Anger says:

    @ Arky-

    You need to come to the Railway world, where you may have a local agent for your spares and newbuild needs. But all they really do is the paperwork for your fitters…

  237. calli says:

    The Georgians liked their flat roofed mansions. Lots and lots of lead flashing and bitumen. With water collected into a cistern for drinking.

    What could go wrong?

  238. Arky says:

    And the new bearing, some monster fucking thing with two sets of side by side rollers, encased in plastics and rubbers and with a lithium grease inside, looking like something you might find in a tank, cost $240.
    For a bearing.

  239. Bruce in WA says:

    Rider: We have both lived and worked in the Goldfields and the Kimberley, so OK with distances.

  240. Rex Anger says:

    This thing had a rooted wheel bearing, but it was undiagnosable. with the wheel off the ground, it rotated sweetly, no noise, no unwanted movement of the wheel when you tried to rock it, but nethertheless, the bearing was in need of replacement.

    Caught the little cracks before they became big ones, Arky?

    #Winning

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