Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    36500 road deaths in the USA in 2018.

    And about 42000 last year despite heinous bat crud. But nothing changes, it’s a mad, mad world. Someone said that once. Maybe people were feeling pissed off, or just drove pissed. When they give up caring stuff like road accidents tend to increase.

    We should ban cars and give everyone an AR-15 so the death rate falls…

  2. feelthebern says:

    Colion Noir Tackles Misconceptions About Gun Violence
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELhnyAAYH4

    America Doesn’t Lead the World in Gun Deaths
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW7pCN3wwdo

    Remember when the totalitarian, pro gun control Democrat’s eyes popped out of his head when he realised Colion Noir was black?

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Speaking of firearms and mortality I had a look for information about the Indianapolis shooter just now (remember him?)

    Name released and nothing else. Apparently he had no social media accounts or they’d been immediately scrubbed. He was known to the FBI who’d interviewed him last year.

    The yawning lack of information says to me there is something about him that does not fit the preferred MSM narrative. Otherwise the FBI files would’ve leaked to the usual media orifices.

  4. 1735099 says:

    Do you want to reduce the gun deaths, or are you only interested in disarming those you see as the enemy?

    You may see African-Americans as the enemy.
    That’s your problem.

    And you damned sure didn’t give a shit about individual rights and freedoms when we Victorians were put under marshall law last year. The ends justify the means, no?

    When you’re dealing with public health, it’s not about the end justifying the means – it’s about risk management. Given the outcome, the Vics got it right. You’re still around to bitch about it, unlike the eight killed yesterday in Indianapolis.

  5. Mater says:

    Unless you want to make it a crime for African-Americans to have access to firearms.
    Is that what you’re suggesting?

    Oh, and before you try to take this little pony for a ride around the block, I am not the one coming onto Catallaxy Files pushing gun reform in the USA. You are!

    So, no, that’s not what I’m suggesting. I’m telling you that if you wanted to impact the number of gun deaths, you could focus your efforts where it’ll have the greatest impact…according to crime statistics.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Ramirez nails it, Tom. We all know that is what is going on. Media rabbiting away about Wussia, Wussia, which is their usual smokescreen, but the US is being run by China now.

    All, Leak had me in stitches. Everything that is ridiculous about Prince Harry is acutely drawn. And I think it such a shame that to make him feel wanted the Queen has graciously asked that people not wear their military uniforms. Phillip deserved better than that. Harry (and I guess Andrew re the Falklands) should have worn the military uniform in which he served in Afghanistan, no medals, no attachments. At least he could be proud of that.

  7. Mater says:

    You may see African-Americans as the enemy.

    Wow!
    Even I’m surprised you could twist something like that out of what I said.
    You’re a miracle worker, Bob.

  8. Mater says:

    Given the outcome, the Vics got it right.

    Yeah, a top showing!

    Covid Deaths:

    Victoria – 820
    Rest of Australia combined – 90

  9. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘to make him feel wanted the Queen has graciously asked that people not wear their military uniforms.’

    What? Jesus Christ.

    Big fan of Liz II but this is classic Liberal shenanigans. Pandering to people who will never vote for for you no matter what, while at the same time enraging your base.

  10. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “You may see African-Americans as the enemy.
    That’s your problem.”

    The racist has no self-awareness.

  11. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Mater says:
    April 17, 2021 at 7:59 am
    Given the outcome, the Vics got it right.

    Yeah, a top showing!

    Covid Deaths:

    Victoria – 820
    Rest of Australia combined – 90”

    Remember Mater, Bob the Racist isn’t very good with numbers.

  12. lotocoti says:

    In the good old days, the Nipponese PM would’ve committed seppuku to shame SloJoe for his no show.

  13. Mater says:

    When you’re dealing with public health, it’s not about the end justifying the means – it’s about risk management. Given the outcome, the Vics got it right. You’re still around to bitch about it, unlike the eight killed yesterday in Indianapolis.

    So risk management doesn’t apply to gun deaths?
    You were willing to remove human rights from a targeted group of individuals to (ostensibly) save them from Covid (discrimination be damned!), but for the gun deaths that you (ostensibly) care so much about, this is unpalatable?

    You’re an inconsistent, unprincipled, devious piece of shit, Bob. Lying is just the introduction to your flaws.

  14. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘John McBain.’

    Plagiarism or cockup? So hard to know.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Sorry, that’s Branco, not Ramirez on the Chinese Puppetry. Ramirez good too on the Middle East.

    So many cartoons, Tom, it’s hard to recall who did what. Had to go back and check.

    But it’s great that you have your batteries all powered up. In a minor way, so have we. Fumbling wildly for it in the dark, I crash dropped our trusty little bedside alarm clock which has served us for years to toss into a suitcase for travel. The minute hand flew off, and seized up the whole thing. There’s no way to get inside it to remove the obstructing minute marker, so yesterday I went to Prouds and got another one, putting in a new battery. Pretty similar. And the alarm works like a siren not a sick kitten which the old one had become. All good. Now we’ve just got to be allowed to travel, like naughty schoolchildren who have to ask Sir for permission.

  16. feelthebern says:

    He refuses to address it KD.
    It’s quite funny.

  17. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘He refuses to address it KD.’

    I know right? It’s glorious. Suddenly it becomes beneath him, and he wonders why these things take on a life of their own.

    Enormous comedy value from the research bloke.

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Lying is just the introduction to your flaws.

    Yep. Bob could write the book on devious argumentation. All fallacies covered, and shifting goal posts a specialty.

  19. feelthebern says:

    Another bit from the Milo interview.

    Milo: Some people find the therapy works & that praying doesn’t help. I find the praying works for me.
    Cumia: So you’re saying you can pray away the gay.

    South Park still giving over 20 years later.

  20. 1735099 says:

    The racist has no self-awareness.

    And the child from Sydney has not condemned gun violence in the USA.
    Obviously, she supports it.

  21. H B Bear says:

    Daily NamBob doesn’t disappoint.

  22. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Plagiarism Bob:

    ‘And the child from Sydney has not condemned [John McBain] in the USA.’

    Remember not so long ago he went all quiet and weepy when caught reproducing several paragraphs of Wikipedia (ha!) as his own work? Champagne comedy.

    Everyone forgets. Right Bob?

  23. feelthebern says:

    Niall Ferguson speaks with Nicholas Lambert about his research on Churchill, Gallipoli, wheat & how Keynes was involved in a plan to rig wheat futures.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbsIfodf-s

  24. Boambee John says:

    Nineteen thousand die in twelve months as a result of firearm misuse, but nothing changes.
    It’s a mad, mad world.

    Since a very high proportion of that number were either victims of illegal, unregistered firearms in the hands of unlicenced shooters, or suicides, exactly what legislative changes do you propose to rectify those causes? The shoot on sight policy munty is pushing on another thread?

    Or are you just big-noting yourself again?

  25. 1735099 says:

    So risk management doesn’t apply to gun deaths?

    It does.
    It’s a public health problem.
    It killed 19000 in the US last year.

    You were willing to remove human rights from a targeted group of individuals to (ostensibly) save them from Covid (discrimination be damned!), but for the gun deaths that you (ostensibly) care so much about, this is unpalatable?

    Gun reform in the US is very palatable from a human rights perspective.
    It’s about balancing the right to life and freedom from fear against an anachronistic constitutional amendment which was relevant in 1791, but is now a legislative curio.

  26. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “And the child from Sydney has not condemned gun violence in the USA.
    Obviously, she supports it.”

    LOL…..I repeat, Bob the Racist has no self-awareness.

    By the way racist, has your daughter returned from the UK yet? Or are you still waiting for the federal government to cough up the money…..because that’s what you do…you’ve spent half a century sponging off the taxpayer. Oh, here’s an idea racist, if you need the cash for her return plane trip, why not sell one or two of your cars?

  27. 1735099 says:

    Since a very high proportion of that number were either victims of illegal, unregistered firearms in the hands of unlicenced shooters,

    And Canadian-style firearm registration would go a long way towards remedying that.

  28. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Remember not so long ago he went all quiet and weepy when caught reproducing several paragraphs of Wikipedia (ha!) as his own work? Champagne comedy.”

    KD..I think his ultimate zinger was here two days ago….”“There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.””

    Bob the Racist rewrites history.

  29. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Plagiarism Bob:

    ‘Gun reform in the US is very palatable from a [John McBain] perspective.
    It’s about balancing the right to life and freedom from fear against [John McBain].’

  30. Mater says:

    Bob,
    What’s the bigger number: 820 or 90?

    Let’s put it in a word problem:

    If one person kills 820 people and another group (of six people) only collectively kill 90 people, who has done the better job?

    And, no, we are not looking at this from a Communist point of view. Killing people is NOT a positive.

    Just raise your hand when you have the answer…and no cheating!

  31. Boambee John says:

    Unless you want to make it a crime for African-Americans to have access to firearms.
    Is that what you’re suggesting?

    Most of the guns used in POC inner city shootings are already held illegally. Perhaps the death penalty for killing with an inlicenced firearm?

  32. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘And [John McBain] would go a long way towards remedying that.’

  33. Boambee John says:

    When you’re dealing with public health, it’s not about the end justifying the means – it’s about risk management. Given the outcome, the Vics got it right

    Appafently, Vicco having around 90 percent of Australian Kung Flu fatalities was “got it right”. Imagine the carnage had they got it wrong. It would have been like US firearm deaths!

  34. feelthebern says:

    If one person kills 820 people and another group (of six people) only collectively kill 90 people, who has done the better job?

    It’s pure Daniel Kahneman, Mater.
    But considering where’s he’s from & his religion, I doubt whether the Pharisee would be across his work.

    For resident anti Semites, David Burge did a twitter thread on it.

  35. Mater says:

    It does.
    It’s a public health problem.
    It killed 19000 in the US last year.

    Ok then. The statistics tell you to target the black community in terms of gun control. Risk management is all about applying controls in accordance with the statistical analysis. What now?

    You wouldn’t let a little thing like discrimination and individual rights get in the way of saving lives, would you? Why not declare marshal law in these violent suburbs within these violent cities?

    “If it saves just one life!”

    🤡

  36. 1735099 says:

    If one person kills 820 people and another group (of six people) only collectively kill 90 people, who has done the better job?

    The government of Victoria killed no one.
    A virus did that.
    The regulated response ensured that the dying stopped, despite bitching and moaning from the usual selfish (slightly inconvenienced) suspects.

    Nineteen thousand people died in the USA last year largely because of a bizarre reality based on the strength of an anachronistic law. Those people were more than a little inconvenienced. I’ll take that false equivalence as far as you want.

    Next…..

  37. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The government of Victoria killed no one.
    A virus did that.”

    Interesting comment from Bob the Racist who has spent the last year blaming “Dettol Donny” for US Covid deaths.

  38. Knuckle Dragger says:

    On this day in 818AD, King Bernard of Italy died.

    King Bernard.

    Probably gay.

  39. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘The government of Victoria killed no one.
    [John McBain] did that.’

  40. BrettW says:

    Lizzie,
    The uniform he wore in Afghanistan would be Camo and inappropriate for a funeral. If he did wear the formal uniform he would be entitled to wear his medals which include Afghanistan campaign medal.

    “Uniform in which he served in Afghanistan, no medals, no attachments. At least he could be proud of that.

  41. Farmer Gez says:

    Laws fix everything.

    As a result of the changes to Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution and the enactment of the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives, openly carrying a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon in public is virtually forbidden to private citizens, unless explicitly authorized by the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA). For purposes of personal protection, firearms are only permitted within the place of residence and of the type and caliber permitted by law.

  42. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Funny how it’s a virus when it suits the racist’s narrative.

  43. H B Bear says:

    NamBob not having a good day (even by his standards). Maybe time to polish the knob?

  44. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘the usual selfish (slightly inconvenienced) suspects’

    Said the bloke who remained hermetically sealed in his Miata after sending his immune-challenged wife into supermarkets to punch on with unwashed Woomba bogans over dunny rolls.

    Such courage. A true role model.

  45. feelthebern says:

    King Bernard.

    Dude, he had harem that would make Wilt Chamberlain blush.

  46. Mater says:

    Nineteen thousand people died in the USA last year largely because of a bizarre reality based on the strength of an anachronistic law.

    Forgive me for paraphrasing*:

    The government of Victoria “anachronistic law” killed no one.
    A virus individuals did that.

    * That’s called attribution, and it avoiding accusations of plagiarism.

  47. Farmer Gez says:

    Such courage. A true role model.

    Don’t forget the Battle of the Baritas.

  48. Farmer Gez says:

    Battle of the Baristas.

  49. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Nineteen thousand people died in the USA last year largely because of a bizarre reality based on the strength of an anachronistic law.

    Numbers, the intentional self-harm death total in Australia in 2019 (the most recent we have data for) was 2,480. If that rate was extrapolated to the US based on relative population the number would be about 31,800, nearly twice that firearm number.

    In other words all you’d do if you magically made firearms disappear in the US is increase the death rate from other causes, such as overdoses.

    Time and again you show your ignorance of reality, arithmetic, statistics and human psychology. What did you teach all those kids, knitting?

  50. Boambee John says:

    It’s about balancing the right to life and freedom from fear against an anachronistic constitutional amendment which was relevant in 1791, but is now a legislative curio.

    Apparently, if the Second Amendment is removed, gang members in the US will hand all of their illegal firearms in at the nearest police station. They wouldn’t want to break the law!

    Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tango.

  51. Mater says:

    Let’s take a trip back in time:

    1735099
    #2973972, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    People who say law abiding people with no criminal record should not have a right to self defence do not care about these people

    That is not what I’m saying.
    There are two issues, one relevant to the USA, and one relevant in Australia.
    In terms of the USA, they have a public health problem because there is almost unfettered access to high powered weapons. If they had any sense they’d do something about it. That “something” doesn’t mean that law abiding people couldn’t possess a weapon for self defence. It might include the need for background checks and licensing, something that the majority of law abiding citizens in the USA actually support. It might also include restrictions on weapons like AR-15s and Bushmasters. In the end, that’s up to the septics, and none of our business.
    What is our business, and relevant to Australia, is the maintenance of our regulatory system which is effective. The biggest threat to that are crackpots like Leyonhjelm and Dickson. Hanson is a sideshow.

    Bob,
    Do you REALLY support a change to Australian gun laws so that we can both acquire, and use, weapons for self defence?

    Also, and this is just a side observation, you don’t REALLY seem to think that it’s “up to the septics, and none of our business”. You don’t seem to shut up about it.

  52. Dot says:

    https://elemental.medium.com/what-makes-women-strong-2c927bf286ef

    Wahmen are stronger than men.

    Probably better at maths too, because Google told me Emmy Noether was brilliant and black women ran the space programme.

    When is Biden retiring then? 😅

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    If he did wear the formal uniform he would be entitled to wear his medals which include Afghanistan campaign medal.

    Great. A medal he actually earned. He and Andrew should wear the formal service uniforms of their military status. People would admire them for that, very much I suspect. Everyone else should wear their military uniforms of Regal status.

    Re Andrew, if the shadow of legal action is no longer upon him re Epstein, I think he should quietly resume Royal duties. They are rich enough for him to garner only a very limited retainer for those he does. He tried to explain himself in that PR interview and in a sense that was brave of him. Many people still admire Andrew. He spoke well recently of Prince Phillip as ‘the grandfather of the Nation’. I recall seeing footage of Andrew piloting a helicopter under fire in the Falklands, and the Queen’s personal agony over that, just like any other mum of her people. He could visit veterans in hospital and bring comradely comfort there to many I am sure.

    They might even understand that beautiful young girls of seventeen can look every bit of twenty. I got away with putting my age up two or three years when I was young and beautiful and wanted the benefits pay that was higher if you were older.

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    benefits of pay

    I was never at any stage on welfare benefits. They barely existed in my day anyway.

  55. Mater says:

    Great. A medal he actually earned. He and Andrew should wear the formal service uniforms of their military status. People would admire them for that, very much I suspect. Everyone else should wear their military uniforms of Regal status.

    Lizzie,
    Unless Liz gave him another exemption, he’d likely need to shave the beard off.
    I’m not sure Beth would be in a mind to grant Harry any further favours, and losing the beard might be a step too far for Sparkles.

  56. Zyconoclast says:

    The superintendent for White Bear Lake Area Schools says racist and threatening messages sent to students of color over social media were a hoax.

    The messages triggered a walkout last week at White Bear Lake High School’s South Campus.

    According to Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak, a student admitted to creating a fake Instagram account and sending messages to other students.

    Kazmierczak said the student who sent the posts “poses no threat to our students of color.”

  57. miltonf says:

    Apparently, if the Second Amendment is removed, gang members in the US will hand all of their illegal firearms in at the nearest police station. They wouldn’t want to break the law!

    Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tango.

    Which proves laws are only for honest people. Especially now in the US.

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Mater, Prince Harry sans beard would be an improvement imho.

    Beards regrow. Sparkles could have him back after a few months.
    If he spent that regrowth time in Britain he might even begin to miss his old life.

    Maybe someone could show him Leak’s savage cartoon to demonstrate what he has become in the eyes of his fellow countrymen and Royalists everywhere.

  59. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability Bob! Come back!

    I want to talk about John McBain!

    Rats. Oh well. The crikkit, then.

  60. Mater says:

    Time and again you show your ignorance of reality, arithmetic, statistics and human psychology. What did you teach all those kids, knitting?

    No, Victimhood!

    1735099
    #3724793, posted on January 15, 2021 at 7:34 am

    I worked with Mittakoodi and Kalkatungu (Kalkadoon) elders around Mt Isa for years.
    As secretary of NATSIEP group at the time (and the only non-Aboriginal on the committee) I was responsible for gathering meeting agenda.
    One of the projects we worked on was teaching units about racism in the local schools.

  61. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tango.

    I have a tea-towel with this code imprinted on it, from some visit or other.

    I will keep it handy and use it for all of my swear words from now on, so other Kittehs will recognise me as a proper lady. 😀

  62. Makka says:

    One of the projects we worked on was teaching units about racism in the local schools.

    Which is a primer for ” How to bludge all your life and live off the back of productive and wage earning Australians”.

    You are a recognized and accomplished expert at bludging of earners , numbnutz. You commo parasite.

  63. lotocoti says:

    He and Andrew should wear the formal service uniforms of their military status.

    I believe the decree was to nix wearing uniforms of ceremonial rank.
    Ginge doesn’t get to wear his Corporal Major of the Royal Women’s Barrage Balloon Auxilary Battallion rig.

  64. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I believe the decree was to nix wearing uniforms of ceremonial rank.

    Yes. Issued by the Queens specifically for Prince Phillip’s funeral.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Shit! I really must proof read for typos before posting. Queen, in singular.

  66. hzhousewife says:

    I am sad about the lack of military uniforms to honour Phillip, doesn’t seem fitting. Curses on Andrew and Harry, hope they feel ashamed for not allowing a full tribute to the life of a wonderful man.

  67. Tom says:

    But it’s great that you have your batteries all powered up.

    Thanks, Lizzie (and KD). But, as a tech-illiterate, I didn’t know you could run a laptop without a battery, which is what I’m doing, thanks to my brother, an electronics technician.

    Permanent solution arrives next week (new battery $40 plus postage). So glad I don’t need a new laptop and all the additional software I would have to buy. Bro saved me
    $500.

  68. Mater says:

    Beards regrow. Sparkles could have him back after a few months.

    Absolutely true, Lizzie, but to shave it off would be tantamount to caving/cowering to the authority of the Royal family. That just isn’t conducive to the narrative, the image they are trying to build, or their business model.

  69. Boambee John says:

    Test

  70. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Fetching portrait of Brandon Hole at foxnews.com
    Rather than slinging a gun, he should have stuck to his duelling banjo.

  71. Dr Faustus says:

    At last, Morrison unveils his Rona recovery strategy:

    “Vaccinations are not a silver bullet. We’ve never said they are,” he said.

    “Australians have become very used to the fact … of having zero case numbers and zero community transmission.

    “I don’t think Australians … would welcome restrictions and closures and borders shutting and all of those things, again, out of states concerned about the rising numbers of case numbers.

    What is the point of you?

  72. mh says:

    Is it safe to return?

    Or is bern still talking about cock?

  73. Mater says:

    A more uplifting story from news.com:

    ‘F*** you, we’ll vote Pauline Hanson’: Workers desert Labor over party’s obsession with ‘woke ideals’

    https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/f-you-well-vote-pauline-hanson-workers-desert-labor-over-partys-obsession-with-woke-ideals/news-story/cc0f139c169b4c81a5de54d15f9c555f

    Not that the Liberal Party much floats my boat at the moment, but a couple of the many pleasant surprises in the story:

    Private research commissioned by the NSW Electrical Trades Union – which was itself just taken over by the Left this week – has found a quarter of union members surveyed no longer vote Labor and a further 35 per cent reported decreasing support for the party.
    Incredibly, almost one in five said the Liberal party better represented working people.

    And this:

    The staggering results are driven by a sense that Labor is no longer focused on the “bread and butter” issues of jobs and wages and instead preoccupied by issues such as gender, climate change and “identity politics”.

    Sadly, the story didn’t mention preoccupation with Gun Control.

  74. Woolfe says:

    I believe Harry has had all his ceremonial ranks taken away from him when he left UK, these come with the fancy uniforms. Hence as someone said above The Queen pandered to the weak and said no uniforms to avoid embarrassing H.

  75. Mater says:

    Oh, look out:
    From the story I linked to above:

    Another said they felt Labor is “going to f*** you out of your job”. And yet another said, “The Liberals might be coming for our rights, but Labor are coming for our jobs.”

  76. Boambee John says:

    If the ban is only “ceremonial” uniforms then Andrew and Harry presumably could wear the uniforms of their final active rank. Something like Commander for Andrew and Captain/Major for Harry? And only medals awarded for their service as active members of the forces?

  77. Notafan says:

    He is correct though, the medical establishment has not allowed any research into whether sexual desires can be reoriented.

    Clearly there are some men who are attracted to men, who would prefer not to be.

  78. candy says:

    Hence as someone said above The Queen pandered to the weak and said no uniforms to avoid embarrassing H.

    Maybe it is to keep the focus off William and Harry and their reactions to each other which the world will be watching, and try and keep the focus on paying respects to the deceased and the Queen in her grief. Difficult to organise the funeral when all want to see how sulky Harry looks and the brothers estranged.

  79. Old School Conservative says:

    Zyconoclast says:
    April 17, 2021 at 9:02 am
    YouTube sensation Jeffree Star,

    That link should have come with a warning.
    Curse you Zyco.

  80. Makka says:

    “The Liberals might be coming for our rights, but Labor are coming for our jobs.”

    All that fkg idiot Scummo has to do is STOP paying attention to media with their vanity and feelz hysteria and devote his Govt’s efforts and full attention to delivering : Much lower energy costs, Much lower taxes, Destruction of red/green tape, Much smaller Govt and it’s spending. The LNP would be in power for a decade at the least.

    But no, what do we have? Scummo now working at his green and wymins credentials.

    Scummo, just do your fkg job man. We want to keep more of what we earn and stay the fk out of our lives. Is it so hard?

  81. Woolfe says:

    Good point Candy.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    We want to keep more of what we earn and stay the fk out of our lives.

    Liberal philosophy in a nutshell.

  83. Terry Pedersen says:

    Remember not so long ago he went all quiet and weepy when caught reproducing several paragraphs of Wikipedia (ha!) as his own work? Champagne comedy.

    MK50 ?

  84. Rockdoctor says:

    I’m sorta with Candy on the Queen’s directive. I too reckon it is to stop the media getting all distracted on Harry and taking away from Prince Phillip.

  85. Rex Anger says:

    You may see African-Americans as the enemy.

    Plantation Bob confessing by projection. Again.

    What is it with leftists and the Cat?

    I tell you, they all seem to be utterly incapable of holding their Narrative line, and spill their weaselly little black guts everywhere any time they attempt to ‘rebut’ or ‘silence’ us…

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Found the tea towel, completely unused in the back of the linen closet. It came from Spy Valley Wines in New Zealand. There’s also another with the Morse Code on it.

    So make that Sierra Hotel India Tango. It sounds so exotic, n’est-ce pas?
    This is the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, as used by November Alfa Tango Oscar, clear but perhaps a little cumbersome for Catallaxy

    In Morse Code it is … …. .. –
    But that’s another tea towel.
    I don’t know how they do full stops in it. Can’t just be one dot, because that’s e. 🙂

  87. Shy Ted says:

    FLOTUS. Why? I hear you ask. Well…

  88. Shy Ted says:

    Might have to change my mind about a leccy car. So when you say about your leccy car “she runs great” it’s def a she.

  89. Roger says:

    “The Liberals might be coming for our rights, but Labor are coming for our jobs.”

    That’s why CFMMEU workers in regional QLD deserted the ALP in 2019 and denied Chloe the opportunity to remodel The Lodge.

  90. lotocoti says:

    but perhaps a little cumbersome for Catallaxy

    Armed with Allied Technical Publication 1 Alpha and ATP 1 Bravo, Cats could carry on conversations hidden from Doomie’s gimlet eye.

  91. Rex Anger says:

    I don’t know how they do full stops in it. Can’t just be one dot, because that’s e. 🙂

    Lizzie, the Telegraphists used to add STOP to indicate the end of a line or sentence. Though it is not inconceivable that such niceties might be dropped for military or other critical applications.

    Words would be spaced by / if you wrote the code down.

    On the Railway side of things, a standardised series of codewords (in Australia) was developed to speed transmission time. E.g. AMEX 223W would indicate to Train Control and stations along the line would indicate to all parties that the timetabled Train No. 223W had been cancelled, qnd would not run that day. This persisted well into the telephone era, and has only really died out of regular use in the last 20-30 years.

  92. Rex Anger says:

    Armed with Allied Technical Publication 1 Alpha and ATP 1 Bravo, Cats could carry on conversations hidden from Doomie’s gimlet eye.

    Good Morning Cats.

    The Doughnut is Not For Eating. The Doughnut is Not For Eating…

    I am having a wonderful Saturday. Who else is? 🤪

  93. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So when you say about your leccy car “she runs great” it’s def a she.

    That video could be quite threatening to certain sensitive people.
    Bonny Prince Charles turned up for his pa’s funeral in a Tesla btw.
    A grey one, which is probably apt.

  94. Woolfe says:

    Wow, Who would have thought that the Chinese would be cruel to animals and that Australian Authorities would be slow to act?

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Speaking of railways, Hairy’s video’d a recent series on the History of the British Railways. Probably from Foxtel history channel. We watched Episode 1 last nite. I was going to pass on it, but thought we’d better spend some quality time together, and said pour me another drink and I’ll watch it too. It was really, really interesting; so many ways in which the railways had a key role in historical events and social changes. Good footage of these too, and not just about massive noisy engines, tho’ Hairy was going spare about a few old engines styled in the 30’s, which he recalls still in use in his yoof.

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Gosh. Is it Saturday already? Since we stopped getting the Saturday Australian delivered I have no clear indication that the weekend has begun.

    That’s on-line life for you.
    No sauntering out in one’s curlers (as if) to pick up the paper for a Saturday read. 🙂

  97. Rex Anger says:

    That’s why you have the Cat, Lizzie… 😉

  98. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Woolfe says:
    April 17, 2021 at 11:20 am
    Wow, Who would have thought that the Chinese would be cruel to animals and

    No respect for any of them. All edible except pandas, which are a cuddly part of the image. Watch them munch their way through Africa.

  99. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    For instance, did you know that there was a massive logistical railway operation to get the incoming troops, some injured, back to other bases as soon as they little and big boats arrived in from Dunkirk? And that the turn-around for stops was eight minutes, before the next train had to come through, so an army of volunteers had to bring at each stop some food and drink for the men who’d not eaten for three days? They didn’t even have time to retrieve the cups from cups of tea (the British welcome home) so they served the tea in actual used tin cans which could be tossed out after the men had finished their leisurely cup, and retrieved from the sidings by volunteers for reuse in the catering production line. British innovation at its best!

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    They served the men through the windows of the train at the whistle-stop.

  101. Rex Anger says:

    Hairy was going spare about a few old engines styled in the 30’s, which he recalls still in use in his yoof.

    Depending on the region he grew up in, and the companies that served that area, Hairy very likely would have seen, and ridden behind, locomotives and carriage stock that were new when his grandfather was a young man…

  102. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    I have no clear indication that the weekend has begun.

    ‘Weekend?
    What is a weekend?’

  103. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I expect the tea was the usual old railway tea – i.e. luke warm – and so the old tins wouldn’t have been too hot to hold. Still, what a warm welcome home, and imagine if the railways hadn’t been there and 320,000 hungry weary men were simply dumped on the beach.

  104. Roger says:

    Hairy very likely would have seen, and ridden behind, locomotives and carriage stock that were new when his grandfather was a young man…

    We certainly did in Queensland!

    Not quite as splendid as British Railways though.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Dyke porn. One camera up and running again in Iceland. Extrusions continue, all hot and sticky.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Hairy very likely would have seen, and ridden behind, locomotives and carriage stock that were new when his grandfather was a young man…

    Yes indeed, but these 1930’s models were nicknamed ‘streaks’ because they were sleek and iconic (one was called The Mallard) and sort of art deco. They were highly prized by train spotters.

  107. wivenhoe says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL3WSP2FFgo

    Indianapolis shooting id. apologies if already posted.

  108. Woolfe says:

    Those who have Stan (i just got it for the Rugby) highly recommend Wolf Hall. Books by Hilary Mantel, currently listening to The Mirror and the Light, on Audible, last one in the series.

  109. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    wivenhoe says:
    April 17, 2021 at 11:38 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL3WSP2FFgo

    As above. Picture of Hole, the perp, at foxnews.com. Straight out of Deliverance.

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    That’s why you have the Cat, Lizzie… 😉

    Yep. And why yous all have me here in me dressing gown chatting away.

    At least online you can answer back and hear other opinions too.

    That’s why we gave up The Australian. No answering back even online.
    And getting stuck with Nikki Gemmel was a bad start to any Sat’dy.

  111. Rex Anger says:

    Yes indeed, but these 1930’s models were nicknamed ‘streaks’ because they were sleek and iconic (one was called The Mallard) and sort of art deco. They were highly prized by train spotters.

    I know exactly what you’re referring to :).

    LNER Class A4. Gorgeous locos.

    They lost a lot of their side skirting after WW2, because it impeded effective maintenance. But I personally think that the loco’s lines were improved- The boiler casing had a very sexy little curve at running-board level, which Nigel Gresley and co. had faired in because it was thought the aerodynamics would be impaired by rods and pistons.

    I recall a rumour that the body casing was designed (or at least inspired) by Bugatti.

  112. Roger says:

    LNER Class A4. Gorgeous locos.

    Fast too; world speed record for a steam engine, iirc.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Amusingly the lefty republican socialists of Seven, Nine, Ten and the ABC are all carrying the funeral of Prince Philip tonight. How annoying that our viewers don’t think like us enlightened journos!

    SBS is demurring, presumably because a Greek Dane isn’t sufficiently ethnic.

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
    April 17, 2021 at 10:50 am
    I don’t know how they do full stops in it. Can’t just be one dot, because that’s e.

    ._._._
    Full stop is dot-dash-dot-dash-dot-dash.
    d’dah-d’dah-d’dah = how it sounds.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Those who have Stan (i just got it for the Rugby) highly recommend Wolf Hall. Books by Hilary Mantel, currently listening to The Mirror and the Light, on Audible, last one in the series.

    I’ve read all three, and the TV series is one of the best, I’d recommended that too.

  116. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    SBS is demurring, presumably because a Greek Dane isn’t sufficiently ethnic.

    Did they do King of the Zulus who succumbed last month?

  117. Rex Anger says:

    Fast too; world speed record for a steam engine, iirc.

    Only problem being , Nigel Gresley couldn’t design a proper valve gear that wouldn’t fling itself to death.

    Mallard limped back into Doncaster on 2 cylinders, having melted the Big End bearing of the middle piston.

    Tornado, the new-build based on his successor Edward Thompson’s ‘improvements’ to Gresley’s express passenger locomotives, tore its combination lever out at 88mph a few years back. Bit messy.

    You want UK valvegear done right, you look to the Great Western Railway, or Bill Stanier’s LMS designs. Stanier was poached from the Great Western in the late 20s, so he knew how to do things right… 😉

  118. Dot:

    She’s off her nut.
    Tucker’s an anti cementite?

    Look at the parents Chelsea Clinton has. And the circles she lives in.
    How could she possible have a realistic grasp of the world?

  119. lotocoti says:

    these 1930’s models were nicknamed ‘streaks’ because they were sleek and iconic

    Pulling glorious teak carriages, with not just dining cars, but cinema cars for the latest flick.
    Ladies’ Salons for a quick perm enroute to Edinburgh.
    Saloons for cocktails, headphones for listening to the onboard DJ.
    Wireless telegraph, so the captains of industry could keep in touch.
    All the Mod Cons.

  120. Roger says:

    Stanier was poached from the Great Western in the late 20s, so he knew how to do things right…

    Yes, Stanier brought tapered boilers to the LMS I think; you can clearly see the GWR legacy in a Black Five, for e.g.

    Iirc, the CME of NSWGR in the interwar years was poached from GWR too.

  121. Rex Anger says:

    There’s a gorgeous film from the immediate post-WW2 Indian Summer period of early BR that covers these sort of things listed above, on my Railway’s Youtube Channel.

    It’s a gorgeous time capsule from 1954, just before when the decline set in.

    Feast your eyes on The Elizabethan…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygl1yZE_bBM

  122. Rex Anger says:

    Iirc, the CME of NSWGR in the interwar years was poached from GWR too.

    E.E. Lucy. Very much so.

    The NSWGR 35 class when outshopped, could well have been made in Swindon.

    The 36 was very NSW though. And not much favoured in my old home areas on the Main North Line.

  123. Top Ender says:

    Might interest you to know Lizzie, that when the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in 1914, that they went by extremely well organised railway to the steamers waiting for them.

    Apparently very well organised with sandwiches and tea and so on as well.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I was doing repetitive … — …—…— on the alarm system of the coffin lift we were getting set to die in during a stay in Rome, but it went unheard, because two floors down the young men at the reception of this super trendy boutique place (effing ’boutique’ lift too) were busy listening to loud music and didn’t hear our distress calls. No other way to contact them, tried banging too, and slowly suffocating under the lift’s arc lights at 32 degrees outside. No mobile phone on us. Thankfully the lady we had at the last minute let squash in with us had a phone and as all efforts were failing called emergency. Otherwise we may have, seriously, died. Hairy was getting ready to bash out the ceiling for some air.

  125. Roger says:

    E.E. Lucy. Very much so.

    The NSWGR 35 class when outshopped, could well have been made in Swindon.

    Yes; tapered boiler again. Handsome locomotive.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Might interest you to know Lizzie, that when the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in 1914, that they went by extremely well organised railway to the steamers waiting for them.

    Unlike the shambles made of the mobilization of the Austro Hungarian empire at the same time, by railway. It was later calculated it would have been quicker for the troops to march…

  127. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    That’s three short, three long, three short.
    I knew about it from watching Titanic movies.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Look at the parents Chelsea Clinton has. And the circles she lives in.
    How could she possible have a realistic grasp of the world?

    Winston – Chelsea runs the Clinton Foundation. I think that says she has a very good grasp of how the world operates. Especially the lefty bits of it.

  129. Roger says:

    Might interest you to know Lizzie, that when the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in 1914, that they went by extremely well organised railway to the steamers waiting for them.

    German troops were also deployed by train.

    The timetabling was done to the finest detail.

    In fact, it is said that when the Kaiser changed his mind at the start of the war and wanted to deploy the majority of his forces to the Eastern front he was told it couldn’t be done. Once set in motion the timetables couldn’t be altered. After the war, however, someone reportedly found a file in the war ministry dealing with just such a contingency.

    Meanwhile, the French turned up to the front in taxis.

  130. Rex Anger says:

    Yes; tapered boiler again. Handsome locomotive

    There are enthusiasts out there who will curse the rebuilds they underwent in the late 40s and 50s. But I think the semi-streamlined look is still pretty OK.

    And having seen what the lads at Thirlmere did with 3526 at her last rebuild, I found my bucket list of engines I want to drive and fire growing scarily longer…

    3526 at Buxton last year. Before the Dark Times. Before the Covid Empire…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fzEPkyAliH0

  131. That’s three short, three long, three short.
    I knew about it from watching Titanic movies.

    Hehe, from the way you typed (or the way it appeared on the screen) it looks like vvv:

    I was doing repetitive … — …—…—

    The “Beethoven” letter. (coz sounds dadadadaaa)

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The “Beethoven” letter. (coz sounds da–da–da–daaa)

    Noooo.
    I was vewy, vewy careful with my signal in that lift: short, short, short, long, long, long.

    Even above I put three dashes but the computer said no. They had to be joined up.

  133. Roger says:

    3526 at Buxton last year. Before the Dark Times. Before the Covid Empire…

    Looking immaculate.

    Not like in the Belbin films!

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Before The Covid Empire. Yes, that has an ominous ring to it.

    In the early 1950’s in England, when Elizabeth came to the throne, I was at primary school and we so loved being told we were now Young Elizabethans.

    That 50’s railway piece Rex linked took me back so much to those gentler times, when people were respected for their work and contribution. The narration is surely a piece written by Poet Laureate John Betjeman? I loved that same old time feeling in 2006 when we went to live in Lancaster in the UK for six months and the Council slogan was ‘where everyone matters’. Times past, even those, now, in these days of The Covid Empire.

  135. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Rex, in that Elizabethan piece, note the accent of the female railway announcer. She sounded like the Queen, the height of proper speech in those days. I was told to model myself upon the Queen, speak like the Queen dear, said my headmistress, hoping to improve my dubious-looking future back in Australia. I missed the Coronation by a whisker and was so disappointed. The Queen loomed so large in all of our lives; we loved her. As did the older people The King.

    I just said to Hairy that I know I will cry buckets when she goes. If I am still around myself, fingers crossed.

  136. shatterzzz says:

    Hannity doing a 1 hour interview with the God Emperor on Monday …….

  137. Rex Anger says:

    Lizzie, I consider that you got to see and live in the best of the optimistic era.

    BR was barely 6 years old, and still somewhat flush with investment.

    BR subsequently bankrupted itself many times over in its bureaucrats’ desire to appear ‘modern,’ and the difficulties of repair and maintenance of a badly run-down organisation and cultural changes bit.

    I suspect it will be a long time before the good times come again. So I make the most of the here and now.

    Just because some bugman with an agenda tells me I have no culture, life has no meaning and I should just eat the bigs and shut up, does not mean for a second that it is real…

  138. “Wazzup Luigi?”
    “Boss, there’s some foreign dame in the lift, signalling vvv endlessly”
    “That’s a very subversive signal, it is the ‘V-for-Victory’ signal from WWII, she’s obviously using her white privilege to rub our noses in it, teach her a lesson by leaving her there to stew for a few hours or so”
    “Roger that, boss”

  139. shatterzzz says:

    Feeling guilty enjoying all these train stories .. the FLYING SCOTSMAN used to thunder past the bottom of our garden in County Durham on it’s way to & from Edinburgh when I was growing up ..
    Just took it for granted and very rarely noticed it …..!

  140. Flying Pigs:
    If you give a hint of the subject of the link, more people may click on it.
    Saint Floyyds younger brother is making a name for himself. Oh. Wait. Not in the mainstream press he isn’t. https://media.gab.com/…/990/original/ddc41b3b6a46a607.jpeg

  141. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Notafan says:
    April 17, 2021 at 12:10 pm
    Troy tells Tony”

    Nice….very nice…..thanks for that, always good to see that venal old turd get some comeuppance. Windsor also had to cough up an apology to Josh Frydenberg a few weeks ago after Windsor tweeted that Frydenberg endorsed Laming’s upskirting photography as acceptable behaviour to be in the Liberal Party room.

    It’s amazing what a letter from lawyers can do.

    The truth is that scum like Windsor et al have used Twitter for years to smear and defame. It’s high time they were made accountable for their tweets.

  142. Rex Anger says:

    Just took it for granted and very rarely noticed it …..!

    That is the way of all things.

    Don’t it always seem to go,

    That you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone…

    I don’t likeeftwit protest songs per se, but that’s a bittersweet sentiment for the ages.

    Bit like the song City of New Orleans, as sung by its writer…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2SfPyg-mGhU

  143. Roger says:

    Just because some bugman with an agenda tells me I have no culture…

    It’s actually the bugmen who have no culture.

    They try to fill the void with high tech gadgets and endless meaningless activity.

    Never at rest. Small, shrivelled souls.

  144. Rex Anger says:

    likeeftwit

    leftwit

  145. Rex Anger says:

    +1 Roger.

    Life has meaning. Cos God gives it, and I live it.

    End of story.

  146. Rex Anger says:

    And I have fun doing so. 🙂

  147. Top Ender says:

    For some strange reason I was made to learn Morse when joining the Navy.

    Never used it, and eventually it was made obsolete.

  148. Makka says:

    Quite the turnaround with major US banks. Or, they were misleading a few years back;

    https://twitter.com/DocumentingBTC/status/1382684449360449540

  149. For some strange reason I was made to learn Morse when joining the Navy.
    Never used it, and eventually it was made obsolete.

    They don’t use those big shuttered signal lamps anymore?

  150. Top Ender says:

    Can you imagine a modern version?

    The Bill is reportedly set for a comeback, with three of the hit show’s biggest stars interested in making a return, more than a decade after the series ended.

    It is understood that Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin and Mark Wingett have been approached by writer Simon Sansome who has allegedly acquired the rights.

    A source has also claimed that the idea for a reboot, thought to be named Sun Hill after the station where the series was based, really kicked off after the original cast reconnected in 2020.

    A glimpse of what the new series will be like:

    Episode 1: can PC Bloggs successfully apply for a can of paint to freshen up the transgender relaxation room?

    Episode 2: a routine traffic stop sees PCs Brown and Williams booted out of the force after making a joke about the motorist’s hair.

    Episode 3: the Sun Hill LGBTIXXX team building a float for the annual parade run out of staples for their staple guns.

    Episode 4: a hostage situation in a nearby factory turns nasty when the perps demands for pizzas sees culturally inappropriate pizzas delivered. Who will be sacked?

    Link

  151. P says:

    During the 1954 Royal Visit of Australia, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were greeted by 30,000 school children at Concord Park

    I was right up close with my 5yr old brother (as shown in the first photo) when they drove slowly past us. 67yrs ago but still vivid in my mind. I think of this today as I watch the news.

  152. Nick says:

    Any comments yet about racing vultures?

  153. Delta A says:

    Feast your eyes on The Elizabethan…

    Loved that video, Rex. Thanks for posting.

  154. old bloke says:

    Rex, I see that the new Ellenbrook railway will go past Whiteman Park, here’s a plan:

    Connect your Bennett Brook railway to the new metro railway (I’m sure no one will notice), then you can go hooning around the suburbs at night in your steam train.

  155. Woolfe says:

    Maybe those who have the means can escape prison island and live overseas till the border mania expires.

    If i had the means i probably would. The clock is ticking.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The Bill is reportedly set for a comeback

    There’s an intense lack of novelty and imagination lately. Hollywood seems to be doing remakes of everything (three or four reimagined Batmans, two or three Supermans, Hulks and Spidermans). New stuff disappears without trace. Yet even the remakes are faceplanting. Maybe the punters don’t like woke movies?

  157. Notafan says:

    The Bill morphed into an appalling soap opera, what are they bringing back that orsomething like the first couple of seasons?

  158. The Bill is reportedly set for a comeback, with three of the hit show’s biggest stars interested in making a return, more than a decade after the series ended.

    It is understood that Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin and Mark Wingett have been approached by writer Simon Sansome who has allegedly acquired the rights.

    Correct me where I’m wrong, but weren’t Mark Wingett & Trudie Goodwin in every episode of the 20-year run of The Bill?

    Remarkable stamina & achievement.

  159. Arky says:

    “The Bill”.
    What a dismal load of crap that was.
    Clueless middle class tossers in uniform struggle daily with tedium and policing the second iteration of the welfare state- scuzzy drug dealers, prostitutes and assorted sympathetic ethnics. With a naff social or political message in every episode.

  160. 1735099 says:

    I think of this today when I watch the news.

    So do I.
    I remember being driven by my parents 60 (miles in those days) from Carmila to Mackay over atrocious roads, waiting hours in the NQ sun, getting a glimpse of a pale young woman, and thinking “What was that all about?” as we drove home.
    I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Republican.

  161. The Bill is a bit like “Dallas” – an incredible time stamp to view it now.
    The first episodes show ambos in suit coat & tie, + lots & lotsa other goodies that reveal just how much society has changed in a short time.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Sounds like a religious experience, Numbers, being converted to Republicanism on the road to Mackay at age 7. Was there a very bright light?

  163. old bloke says:

    The Bill is reportedly set for a comeback,

    I’d like to see Z-Cars back again.

    I wonder if they can find any old Ford Zephyrs rusting away in some scrapyards.

  164. Arky says:

    It’s only now, with all the old shows on streaming services that we can see the long and appalling history of political messaging that has been pumped into our minds over decades.
    Some of the smartest and most talented writing hacks were tasked with indoctrinating us in all manner of things for a very, very long time.
    Rewatching some of my ‘favourites” from the 1980s I could really see where some of the stupider ideas infesting the culture have come from.
    “Cheers”, for example, I remembered as a good natured comedy with these wonderful characters.
    Watch a few episodes back to back, and the same dismal pattern of unrelenting liberal messaging shows itself.
    The fucking arrogance of these writers, the arrogance and attitude of superiority.
    They were carefully crafting entertainment for people they assumed stupid and bigoted and in need of enlightening.

  165. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Republican.”

    What a load of codswallop.

  166. Arky says:

    Of course, the really funny thing about those old liberal TV shows is how they were caught in the middle of a change they were helping create.
    They relied on all the old “bigoted” views of their audience for many of the premises and punchlines. So the gays are still the “butt” of many jokes, ambitious working women are still portrayed as a bit sad and deluded (‘Rebecca” from Cheers).
    They are now a whisker away from being banned by the movement they helped create.

  167. Notafan says:

    I believe it is still 60 miles between Carmila and Mackay.

  168. Notafan says:

    Was it the roads, the driving, the sun or the skin tone that convinced you?

  169. Notafan says:

    I don’t recall the first couple of seasons of The Bill being anything other that a straight police procedural.

    It got all lectury and soap operaish down the track but I’d stopped watching it long before it finished.

  170. Bruce O’Newk:

    Name released and nothing else. Apparently he had no social media accounts or they’d been immediately scrubbed. He was known to the FBI who’d interviewed him last year.

    The yawning lack of information says to me there is something about him that does not fit the preferred MSM narrative. Otherwise the FBI files would’ve leaked to the usual media orifices.

    Isn’t it a bit odd, the amount of people who are ‘known to the FBI’ but nothing is done about them until they carry out their mission of killing defenceless people?

  171. Top Ender says:

    The Bill was pretty good when it started. My dad, a London Metropolitan copper from the 1950s and 60s, reckoned it was reasonably accurate, although it started in 1983, and he’d been out of the Aussie coppers for over a decade then.

    Bottles of Scotch were indeed in the bottom drawer in many an office. The cops saw themselves as the thin blue line separating civilians from scum criminals. A bit of violence when necessary was part of the job. One of his proudest moments was sliding his Lambretta motor scooter into the path of a fleeing stolen Jaguar as the two crims in it tried to escape from a ram raid. He hit both of them on the head with his truncheon and it was all over.

  172. Rex Anger says:

    Rex, I see that the new Ellenbrook railway will go past Whiteman Park, here’s a plan:

    Connect your Bennett Brook railway to the new metro railway (I’m sure no one will notice), then you can go hooning around the suburbs at night in your steam train.

    If only the rails were 18 inches closer together…. 😕

  173. I watched the FBI bloke being interviewed in the ?Senate hearing.
    He appeared urbane, smooth, intelligent.
    The sort of person who goes to church every Sunday.
    But also the sort of person who has dreams about putting his enemies in reeducation camps, and the ones he really doesn’t like in extermination camps.
    Probably just me, but he sends a shiver up my spine.

  174. Rex Anger says:

    I remember being driven by my parents 60 (miles in those days) from Carmila to Mackay over atrocious roads, waiting hours in the NQ sun, getting a glimpse of a pale young woman, and thinking “What was that all about?” as we drove home.
    I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Communist.

    See, Collaborator Bob?

    You are so incompetent and doddering that you barely rated a ‘meh’ with this anklebite.

    Conversely, I will have you frothing in righteous foaminess like m0nty over at Daunte’s Inferno.

    nd I didn’t even try.

    #RedFacedGuards

  175. It got all lectury and soap operaish down the track but I’d stopped watching it long before it finished.

    About year 15 it turned into unbelievable hogwash.

  176. Cassie O’Siddanee:

    Remember Mater, Bob the Racist isn’t very good with numbers.

    He’s not real bloody flash with facts either, Cassie.

  177. Rex Anger says:

    @ Nick-

    Any comments yet about racing vultures?

    Beaky and Julian clearly did not like the taste of Plantation-raised ‘Republicans.’ Or Collaborators, for that matter…

    #ShuvvolsUndPreseepeetayshen

  178. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    These authors are going to be persona non-grata in about three milliseconds.

    Four in ten transgender women have HIV (16 Apr)

  179. incoherent rambler says:

    Noyce bob thread you have here.
    Is the new open thread a bob-free thread?
    Let me see …

  180. Woolfe says:

    Wind currently powering in and producing 7% of the nations electricity.

  181. old bloke says:

    If only the rails were 18 inches closer together…

    Minor detail Rex, just ask Sneakers to change the Perth metro network to dual gauge.

  182. Snoopy says:

    Winston Smith says:
    April 17, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Saint Floyyds younger brother is making a name for himself. Oh. Wait. Not in the mainstream press he isn’t. https://media.gab.com/…/990/original/ddc41b3b6a46a607

    I didn’t find anything about Floyd the younger at that link, but this was there.

    Breaking911
    @Breaking911
    ·
    5h
    JUST IN: The Vatican has invited Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, New Age figure Deepak Chopra, and the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer to speak at a May conference focusing on “health” and the “soul”

    Jesus Christ! How low can Pope Che go?

  183. Roger says:

    It is understood that Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin and Mark Wingett have been approached by writer Simon Sansome who has allegedly acquired the rights.

    Er…in the real world of policing wouldn’t they all be retired by now?

  184. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Remember Mater, Bob the Racist isn’t very good with numbers.

    He’s not real bloody flash with facts either, Cassie.

    Not to mention the dogs breakfast he makes of logic.

  185. Arky says:

    Er…in the real world of policing wouldn’t they all be retired by now?

    ..
    None of them are fat or short enough to play a modern cop.
    “I haaad to eat”.

  186. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Four in ten transgender women have HIV (16 Apr)

    that should be “women” in double quotes

  187. Woolfe says:

    The Paywallian doesn’t want to hurt Antifas feelings

    Neo-Nazi manual for long-term rage
    REJECTED
    Your talking about Antifa, right?

  188. Rex Anger says:

    If only the rails were 18 inches closer together…

    Minor detail Rex, just ask Sneakers to change the Perth metro network to dual gauge.

    Heheheh. 😁

  189. Rex Anger says:

    Noyce bob thread you have here.
    Is the new open thread a bob-free thread?
    Let me see …

    We’ll hold the line for as long as we can…

  190. P says:

    5h
    JUST IN: The Vatican has invited Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, New Age figure Deepak Chopra, and the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer to speak at a May conference focusing on “health” and the “soul”

    Vatican Conference to Focus on Mind-Body-Soul Connection to Health Care
    The May 6-8 event, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture features Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CEOs from two of the manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines.

  191. Rex Anger:

    You may see African-Americans as the enemy.

    Lets admit it, if you lived in the US, and saw four or five young AAs walking toward you, only a fool wouldn’t cross the street.
    #reality

  192. Shi Ted:
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A7yCFzYq030/YHjAWiNHROI/AAAAAAAAuTE/OZBubAGfXskU3oC8_rEH-2wVtLrIFatswCLcBGAsYHQ/s859/12.png
    It would be interesting to see a facial recognition comparison. You know, the ones where they draw lines and angles between different features.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    P – I too was at the Queen’s drive-around tour for schooolchildren in her open vehicle in 1954. She and the Duke were standing up waving at us. My memory puts it at the Showground, but I wouldn’t have known any Sydney venue at that time. I do remember how excited we all were, practicing our curtseys in case she stopped near to us. I’d polished my accent up again quite nicely in case she spoke to me. lol, such ideas we had. We went in on the steam train from Penrith in school groups, quite a journey for us in those days.

  194. Pedro the Loafer says:

    I liked The Bill, especially that rough as guts Inspector who liked to bash confessions out of scumbag crims.

  195. Zippy:

    The Chinese owners of Australia’s biggest and oldest dairy farming business are scrambling to hive off parts of the business as the scandal-ridden company faces fresh investigations.

    The State and Federal government have had seven years to do something about this, but have not done a bloody thing.
    Perhaps it’s time to look at inexplicable wealth in the regulatory bodies employees?

  196. I liked The Bill, especially that rough as guts Inspector who liked to bash confessions out of scumbag crims.

    Burnside?
    For some reason I always liked Inspector Brownlow & Sgt Boyden. They were well played.
    Of course, number One was WPC Norika Datta… * pant * pant * pant * she was the hottest thing at Sunhill, or most any other show.

  197. Roger says:

    The Vatican has invited Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, New Age figure Deepak Chopra, and the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer to speak at a May conference focusing on “health” and the “soul”

    Oddly, Joe Perry of rock group Aerosmith fame is also a speaker.

    I don’t know what expertise he has in this field, but he just might turn out to be the most sensible person on the roster.

  198. Notafan says:

    The first inspector was good too, a ranga iirc.

  199. Notafan says:

    Might have to hunt down the first season and rewatch.

  200. Herodotus says:

    LNER Class A4. Gorgeous locos.
    Yes. I have one. Only HO scale though.

  201. Nick says:

    Beaky and Julian clearly did not like the taste of Plantation-raised ‘Republicans.’ Or Collaborators, for that matter…

    I’m glad you are here Rex

  202. Snoopy:
    I’m unsure of what happened with the linky thing, here’s another try.

  203. P says:

    I too was at the Queen’s drive-around tour for schooolchildren in her open vehicle in 1954. She and the Duke were standing up waving at us.

    Absolutely beautiful in light blue, and he ever so handsome. Unforgettable.
    https://vimeo.com/178116978

  204. vicki says:

    I liked The Bill, especially that rough as guts Inspector who liked to bash confessions out of scumbag crims.

    Burnside?

    Didn’t Burnside turn out to be “bent” in the very last series?

  205. mh says:

    14 Aug 2018 — Chelsea Clinton praised Roe V. Wade and abortion on Saturday, saying it added $3.5 trillion to the U.S. economy.

    That’s who the Vatican is inviting to speak?
    This Pope is an extremely sick individual.

  206. Makka says:

    This Pope is an extremely sick individual.

    His research and that of his advisors only stretches to the last week’s headlines. He’s a media whore for the most part.

  207. Top Ender says:

    Burnside’s complete history here.

  208. Didn’t Burnside turn out to be “bent” in the very last series?

    Er… perhaps….Don Beech?

  209. Kev says:

    I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Republican.
    And the seven year old mind still prevails.

  210. Bons says:

    Meanwhile, the French turned up to the front in taxis.
    They did indeed for the battle of the Marne. A brilliant bit of improvisation by the Commandant of Paris Gallieni when Von Kluck kindly presented his army’s flank to the Paris garrison.
    Incredibly, every taxi driver was told to record his milage and all were paid in full.

  211. Snoopy says:

    Winston Smith says:
    April 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm
    Snoopy:
    I’m unsure of what happened with the linky thing, here’s another try.

    Whaddawewant? Justice for Dejywan! Wendoowewanit? Now!

  212. Mater says:

    So do I.
    I remember being driven by my parents 60 (miles in those days) from Carmila to Mackay over atrocious roads, waiting hours in the NQ sun, getting a glimpse of a pale young woman, and thinking “What was that all about?” as we drove home.
    I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Republican.

    LOL.
    I’m 100% sure your hatred of the English was heavily ingrained in you from the day of your birth. Much like that Communist ideal, and the wide yellow stripe down your belly.

    From your blog:

    As for the need to have a non-Catholic English man or woman as our “sovereign” – that is so bizarre that it beggars description. Imagine trying to explain the rationale for this to an extra-terrestrial.

    My ancestors came to this country in the 1860s as displaced people through English colonial policy in Ireland. The English have no place of honour in my heritage – just the opposite.

  213. Dr Faustus says:

    Bottles of Scotch were indeed in the bottom drawer in many an office. The cops saw themselves as the thin blue line separating civilians from scum criminals. A bit of violence when necessary was part of the job.

    This accurately describes an uncle I had who was in the Glasgow City Polis.
    As kids we were terrified of him.

  214. Boambee John says:

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr says:
    April 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm
    “Wazzup Luigi?”
    “Boss, there’s some foreign dame in the lift, signalling v–v–v endlessly”
    “That’s a very subversive signal, it is the ‘V-for-Victory’ signal from WWII, she’s obviously using her white privilege to rub our noses in it, teach her a lesson by leaving her there to stew for a few hours or so”
    “Roger that, boss”

    No, the response was “That’s that V for Vendetta chap with the strange mask. Leave him there till tomorrow”.

  215. Rex Anger says:

    Rex Anger:

    You may see African-Americans as the enemy.

    Lets admit it, if you lived in the US, and saw four or five young AAs walking toward you, only a fool wouldn’t cross the street.
    #reality

    Unfortunately. Unless they were my troops or fellow First Responders.

    But let’s not deny Collaborator Bob his latest opportunity to Confess by Projection…

  216. Boambee John says:

    It got all lectury and soap operaish down the track but I’d stopped watching it long before it finished.

    It went downhill after Burnside was written out.

  217. Rex Anger says:

    Beaky and Julian clearly did not like the taste of Plantation-raised ‘Republicans.’ Or Collaborators, for that matter…

    I’m glad you are here Rex

    😁

    Planning for the first crossing of the Andes by Frog continues apace. Just waiting now for the borders to open…

  218. Rockdoctor says:

    Do believe the Marlborough stretch was the last part of the Bruce Hwy sealed, had a reputation rightly or wrongly of being dangerous after dark, even when I moved north. I always remember coming off the high ground into Sarina especially at night seeing the lights content it was behind you. Bloody long boring road and you had to put a squirt in the tank at Rocky if you weren’t sure.

  219. Nick says:

    As for the need to have a non-Catholic English man or woman as our “sovereign” – that is so bizarre that it beggars description.

    What a Dick. Our sovereign has to be a Catholic ?

  220. Notafan says:

    Watching the Bill pilot.

    Is good.

  221. calli says:

    Has anyone had to change their phone details on the Covid QR app?

    The instructions appear to be in a cabinet marked “Beware the Leopard” and buried at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

  222. Mater says:

    Bob’s been ingrained with all the propaganda and hatreds.

    Irish Catholics (with some help from Lutheran Germans) pretty much built Warwick. My father used to relate the story of being horsewhipped at age six by a Protestant cow-cocky because he’d strayed on to his property taking a shortcut home. He was called a “dirty little tyke”. My dad did it pretty tough as a youngster in Warwick.

    Given his father had apparently ‘misguided’ him regarding his enlistment and service in PNG, I’d be highly suspicious of this story.

  223. Rex Anger says:

    What a Dick. Our sovereign has to be a Catholic ?

    Collaborator Bob trying to play on his alleged Catholic Irishness to provoke a rise.

    And still failing.

  224. Rex Anger says:

    Bob’s been ingrained with all the propaganda and hatreds.

    Given just how much has been seething about in his head for so long, I’m fascinated that the only Green-on-Blue incident he ever had involved a tent…

  225. calli says:

    The Vatican has invited Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, New Age figure Deepak Chopra, and the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer to speak at a May conference focusing on “health” and the “soul”

    Fantastic.

    A slanderer, an opportunist, a crank and a pair of mammon reps.

    The Old Serpent himself must have been unavailable.

  226. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Do believe the Marlborough stretch was the last part of the Bruce Hwy sealed

    When I traversed it twice back in the day, it was called the Crystal Highway. All windscreens back then were the exploding shatter variety.

  227. H B Bear says:

    The Vatican has invited Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, New Age figure Deepak Chopra, and the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer to speak at a May conference focusing on “health” and the “soul”

    Pope Fonzi (h/t whoever) must throw some wild dinner parties.

  228. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Irish Catholics (with some help from Lutheran Germans) pretty much built Warwick. My father used to relate the story of being horsewhipped at age six by a Protestant cow-cocky because he’d strayed on to his property taking a shortcut home. He was called a “dirty little tyke”. My dad did it pretty tough as a youngster in Warwick.”

    Crikey, that fantastic tale is worthy of a Walkley award. The Walkley’s like to award gongs to liars and embellishers of the truth. Bobby boy will be in exalted company with the likes of Louse Nilligan..she also likes to concoct fantasy.

  229. DrBeauGan says:

    I think that was when, at age seven, I became a Republican.

    I can sympathise up to a point, but it’s a very shallow response and doesn’t think things through. At the same age, I also got exposed to what looked to me like hokum, and still does. The whole idea of being reverential to some rather ordinary ppl because of their remote ancestors was ludicrous. But I realised that most people needed hokum and would certainly demand it and get it, so the issue was what kind of hokum. The main choice back then was royalist hokum or communist hokum. It was clear to me that the former was essentially benevolent and the latter, despite its claims, was not at all benevolent.

    I noticed that Christianity was the same. It was largely hokum, but it was benevolent hokum, and most of the alternatives were far worse. I couldn’t account for the human need for hokum, another name for the mythopoeic, I didn’t need it myself, but clearly the great majority of human beans do. Unlike numbers, replacing one load of hokum with a different, untried, lot didn’t strike me as a good idea.

  230. lotocoti says:

    The Saturday 17/04 OT doesn’t have a flat roof.
    No confusing tykes and taigs, either.

  231. Rex Anger says:

    Yeah, but Last Drinks haven’t been called, and there’s not a lot going on there yet.

  232. Dot says:

    Being from an English Catholic family, Bob’s outbursts are terrifying for me and they are unhelpful.

    Please ban.

  233. calli says:

    My dad got saltpetered by an orchardist for pinching oranges. The Great Depression was tough on Methodist kiddies too.

  234. 1735099 says:

    Bob’s been ingrained with all the propaganda and hatreds.

    Poor old Mater – hangs on my every word.
    I’m not sure whether to be gratified or embarrassed for him, but I’ll take it as a compliment😂

  235. calli says:

    Dad was lucky. His big brother got the strop.

    Thou shalt not steal. And thou definitely shalt not get caught.

  236. Notafan says:

    Parenting was a little harsher back then.

    Still the oranges were the man’s livelihood.

  237. Rex Anger says:

    Told you! Told you he’d start to froth in righteous foaminess!

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