Little visitors   1/9/2014

Great to have the grandsons visiting.

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Man on the spot   

A forecast of fire and rain would not have surprised when the weatherman came on 774 this morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s man on the air was James Taylor.

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Change for the better   

Finally in mid-August, a ray or two of sunshine. Tim and I celebrated with a trip to Port Fairy’s Griffith Island.

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Disgusting and unforgiveable on so many fronts.

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Shooting. In foot   9/8/2014

Finally, a win for ordinary Joes over interfering busybodies.

VICTORIA’S animal protection agency has been dealt a major blow by a County Court ruling yesterday which found it negligent after inspectors euthanased 131 head of cattle at Framlingham.

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Fresh viewpoint   

Here are some new takes on complex issues from a gifted commentator:

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Cracker of an idea   

Wouldn’t it be great? But can you imagine the killjoys who dominate our society allowing it? You see, fireworks require matches which could light cigarettes which could lead to smoking. (Apologies to the old-style Baptists who vigourously opposed pre-marital sex because it could lead to dancing).

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Smoke signal   

Er, wasn’t the upsurge in al fresco dining due in large to smoking bans inside eating and drinking establishments?
If smoking is so bad, surely it should be banned completely?

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PC dopes   

When illiterates take offence . . . the cows get out.
Idiots in search of a grievance have mirrored the drop-kicks that demanded – and received – the resignation a few years ago of a US college professor for using the word ”niggardly” in its correct form.
Now, a blogger at a school in Utah has lost his job after he wrote a post explaining what a homophone is only for his ignoramus boss to accuse him of promoting a gay agenda.

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Geezers do the Sheedy.

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Remember when Ugly Australians were just drunks in Bali?

An Australian surrogacy advocate agency has called the abandonment of baby Gammy in Thailand as “disgusting” and “outrageous” but says the couple, believed to be West Australian, may have been within their rights to do so

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Hankerin’ for good music   

The lord willin’ and the creek ain’t ris . . . with bells on.

Local artists honour Hank Williams by performing his songs and other songs withing a Lost Highway theme

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Your rates at work   

Don’t you just love the chutzpah of minor bureaucrats?
Landholders have invested their lives and livelihoods in getting the best from their properties. But nah, the shiny-pants from the council reckon it’s a good investment of your readies to advise the risk-takers on how to run the farm. They might have some credibility if the services they operate were anywhere near perfect, but, for instance, the Mortlake Road has potholes in which you could hide a refugee family.

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On the wing   

Bird life is abundant along the nearby rushing Merri River.

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Just kidding   

Little fella’s used to goats. He’s been staying at his Pop’s.

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Still life   24/7/2014

This means it was a good day for bike riding. Now if I could just hook up the Malvern Star to the national grid . . .

ON Monday, all the wind farms in Southern Australia, all the hundreds of turbines scattered across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, altogether produced exactly zero — nothing, nada, zip, zilch — power for two hours smack in the middle of the day.
Indeed, right through most of the working day — from 11am in the morning until after 8pm that night — the total output of all the wind farms was effectively zero for that entire period.

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Property porker   

How’s that empathy with the working stiffs going, fat boy?
Ah, the Left and hypocrisy . . . Going steady since 1917.

According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism “everyman” filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore’s secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers:

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The past is present   

What was that about those who fail to learn from history being condemned to repeat it?
Astonished disgust is the reaction from here.

An angry mob gathered on Berlin’s famed Kurfürstendamm avenue Thursday. Draped in Palestinian flags and shaking their fists in rage, they chanted in German, “Jude, Jude feiges Schwein! Komm heraus und kämpf allein!” (“Jew, Jew, cowardly swine, come out and fight on your own!”)

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Playboy’s bunny   

The ole hound’s off the porch agin.
No prizes for guessing how he’ll fill in all that spare time if the missus is tied up in the top job, as seems quite likely.

Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer.

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Op chop   

Cripes, things are crook when even an op shop can’t make a go of it.

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