Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 29, 2018

The dinner table version.

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Well, I’ll get around to being embarrassed some time, maybe.

Not as embarrassed as this would be Evel Knievel, though.

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 25, 2018

Salute to the Home Front Women of WWII

Women might not have been at the front in WW2, but they were a vital part of the war effort.

Pacific Paratrooper

“Rosie to the Rescue”, Norman Rockwell

In 1943, several major magazines agreed to salute the women war workers of America on their September covers. The Post gave the assignment to Rockwell, who’d already created an iconic tribute to women defense workers with Rosie the Riveter.

For this new cover, he wanted to acknowledge the wide range of jobs that 15 million women had taken up as men went off to war. The result was Rosie to the Rescue, which showed a woman bearing the symbols and tools of several trades hurrying off to her next job. The Post editors claimed 31 different occupations were represented on this cover. Some were jobs traditionally associated with women: cleaning, farming, nursing, and clerical work. Others, indicated by tools such as an electric cable and a monkey wrench, referred to industrial occupations that women were starting to enter in great number.

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Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 24, 2018

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Australia has a new Prime Minister: Scott Morrison.

What’s my opinion of him? Here’s a simple graphic I located earlier.

I thought Morrison was very effective as Immigration Minister, but the shine was mostly illusion. When the leadership changed from Abbott to Turnbull, Morrison changed too. I don’t hope for much from him.

Commentary from Mark Latham:

THE MALCOLM MORRISON GOVERNMENT

Malcolm Turnbull knifed Peter King to become the Member for Wentworth.
He knifed Brendan Nelson to become Liberal Party Leader.
He knifed Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister.
To hear Turnbull in his final press conference complain about “insurgents, wreckers and vengeance” is the greatest hypocrisy you will ever hear.
Turnbull in effect has handed over government to his right-hand-man, Scott Morrison, who as Treasurer only had one economic policy: massive immigration numbers, with their negative impact on urban congestion, housing affordability and wages growth.
Like Turnbull, Morrison also knifed Tony Abbott to get ahead personally.
This will be a Malcolm Morrison Government.
Josh Frydenberg developed one of the worst energy policies imaginable and today the Liberal Party rewarded him by making him Deputy Leader.
For the past three years the Liberals have been a public policy disaster for Australia.
Today nothing changed.

Every word true, damn it.

I feel like throwing myself down the Gemonian Stairs after this.

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 23, 2018

Where are the Gemonian Stairs when you need them?

Death on the stairs was considered extremely dishonourable and dreadful, yet several senators and even an emperor met their demise here.

Vitellius was a Roman general who became the third emperor in the so called Year of the Four Emperors in 69CE… When his armies were defeated by those of Vespasian he agreed to surrender but the Praetorian Guard refused to let him leave the city. On the entrance of Vespasian’s troops into Rome Vitellius was dragged out of his hiding-place, driven to the Gemonian stairs and struck down.

Australia may be in the last days of Malcolm Turnbull as Chief Waffler – sorry, Prime Minister.

From this

to this.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton launched an unsuccessful challenge earlier in the week, but the numbers were hardly in Turnbull’s favour. 48 to 35.
This morning three senior ministers withdrew their support for the Waffler. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was among them, and if Cormann has left the dark side it’s just time on for Malcolm from here.
Dutton has shown some spine as Immigration Minister. And he’s gained a small degree of international attention thanks to a certain meme.

If Dutton took the wheel it would bring a lot of people back to the government. No surprise that all of a sudden questions are being asked about eligibility to sit in parliament. GetUp – the local edition of MoveOn – and the Greens despise him.

And the Chinese media are getting in on the act, describing Dutton as a ‘semi-Trump’. There’s a large percentage of citizens here who would prefer half a Trump to no Trump at all. Turnbull, if anything, is an anti-Trump. He’s Teresa May with an Antipodean accent; Angela Merkel with a slightly more flattering profile. Trump himself has no illusions about Lord Malcolm.

Events are moving quickly in Canberra today. Treasurer Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have added their names to the list of challengers. Larry and Curly to Turnbull’s Moe, it’s difficult to see this development as anything other than an attempt to spoil Dutton’s run.

But there are moments of comedy amid the drama. Opposition leader Bill Shorten said to the media that the Liberals look like ‘a family headed for divorce’. Not the wisest choice of metaphor there, Bill. 2009 isn’t all that long ago…

LEADING Labor MP Bill Shorten has confirmed he’s expecting a child with girlfriend Chloe Bryce, the daughter of the Governor-General, as both battle messy divorces with their previous partners.

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 22, 2018

Stefan Molyneux in Perth, July 2018.

Here it is at last.

I was there.

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 16, 2018

And don’t put nose holes in your rubber mask.

Your mission, should you decide to – no no, wait! You get gloves!

PS: I find the music on the video at that link completely inappropriate.

This scores a tick for its title if nothing else.

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 16, 2018

Did someone say ‘born troublemaker’?

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, former member of Trump’s White House staff, has a book to promote and some interesting tapes.

One tape, she claims now, captured President Trump using that word that rhymes with trigger. She claims ‘now’ because in her book she says she never heard that tape.

O M-S appears to be what we in The Great South Land a ‘stirrer’. Or, if we’re not feeling too affectionate, a ‘shit-stirrer’.

The lady has history – with Trump, with the White House, and with getting fired.

People magazine, 2004:

Donald Trump wasn’t the first person to fire Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, the combative “Apprentice” contestant who makes a heralded return to the NBC reality show on Thursday, the next-to-last episode of the ratings hit.
According to the new issue of PEOPLE, the former political appointee — who spoke glowingly of her White House days — was banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration.

Some dictionaries give the meaning of Omarosa as ‘my beautiful child’. I’ve yet to find one that translates it as ‘intolerable pain in the arse wherever she goes’, but it’s just a matter of time.

 

 

Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 8, 2018

My one really good idea for today.

Change the name to NymphoWars. Problem solved!

Breitbart:

Six hundred and seventy ballots were cast in a Georgia precinct with 276 registered voters in the state’s primary election, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

Well done there, you rigging idiot. And no, you can’t keep the extra votes in a shoebox until the next time.

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