FRIDAY NIGHT RAFFLES

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HELLO AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF FRIDAY NIGHT RAFFLES.

A BIG WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS,I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOURSELVES.

PMJG AGAINST ALL THE COLLECTIVE WISDOM OF WHAT PASSES FOR AUSTRALIAS MSM JOURNOS. IS STILL THE PM. AND WILL LEAD LABOR AND AUSTRALIA TILL THE NEXT FED.ELECTION .

IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME THESE BOZOS GOT IT WRONG I WOULD BE WRITING THIS FROM ABOARD MY PRIVATE JET AS I WAS FLYING AROUND THE PLANET  ON MY QUEST TO TASTE EVERY BEER MADE IN THE WORLD AT THE MOMENT.

FOR OUR NEW PATRONS JUST ASK FOR ANY 3 NUMBERS BETWEEN 1-100. FIRST IN FIRST SERVED. THE PRIZE IS EITHER A SAT.NIGHT LOTTO QUICKPICK OR A $7 BET ON THE RACES. IF YOU WIN YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WINNINGS (I WILL POST YOU A CHEQUE) OR YOU CAN ASK FOR THE MONEY TO BE PUT INTO THE KITTY WHICH AT THE END OF THE YEAR WE WILL DONATE TO AN AS YET UNDERTMINED CHARITY.  THE KITTY SO FAR IS $40.70  GOOD LUCK

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DRINKS ARE ON THE HOUSE AND THE JUKEBOX  IS FREE. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT

502 thoughts on “FRIDAY NIGHT RAFFLES

  1. I must say that the carry on by the old media has been stunning since the summer break… Did they all get shit Xmas presents or something?

  2. Joe6pack,

    I was in a weird velcro thingy (red and black) for just over a week. Since then – on surgeon’s instructions – I’ve just had to hope that the plate, screws, artificial bone grafts and real bone grafts would hold …

    Anyway, moi doesn’t do fashion 😉

    You will understand – believe me! – when we meet.

  3. Middleman,

    { I must say that the carry on by the old media has been stunning since the summer break… Did they all get shit Xmas presents or something? }

    They got a shocker. Labor is still the Government and JG is still PM. 😉

  4. scorpio

    A western star 4900fx and the doggie wouldn’t stay there on the highway or the poor little fella would be squished
    More likely the truck was parked

    Mine are straight into the sleeper after I lift them up . But their not spoilt NOOO

  5. I’m off. Night all. Got to take mr 2.5 year old to a birthday party at sea world tomorrow!! I love dolphins!!!!

  6. Fiona

    I was in a weird velcro thingy (red and black) for just over a week,
    We own 2 of them was cheaper than hiring them after a while.
    Much better than casts

  7. Dave Donovan
    @davrosz classy managing editor of Independent Australia @IndependentAus posted this short time ago

    Shameful display by our alternative PM.
    pic.twitter.com/hqp5ZYMI3D

  8. Joe6pack,

    I don’t dare ask! Btw, could you please check your mobile messages and call me on the landline – I will be at my desk for the next 30 minutes approx

    🙂

  9. joe6pack,

    scorpio

    { Mine are straight into the sleeper after I lift them up . But their not spoilt NOOO }

    Absolutely not! I wouldn’t think for a moment that you could contemplate spoiling them! 😉

    Now, did I tell you about that bridge I’ve got for sale……………….

  10. Middleman,

    However I should clarify that I wasn’t a teenager when the stooges were initially active as a band!

    Ditto.

    I was a teenager when this guy’s band came hurtling onto the scene. Anyway, I just listened to his story about his run-ins with Iggy 🙂

    Gold!

  11. c@tmomma

    Here is the picture david was attempting to link. But it seems this is a recent image to illustrate something that occurred 4 years ago

    • thanks victoria, I am challenged at times technically. Guess the point about the pic was more the comments directed at it.
      Appreciate you saving me 🙂

  12. OK this is the last time I am going to try to post this. If it doesn’t work, for anyone interested it is a youtube video called “cat vs printer”. Very funny.

  13. Hi Pub, I’ve been at the pub, watching a band yet again. I forgot my earplugs so my ears are ringing even more than normal. I’m too old for this shit and quite frankly, so are they. Turn it down you sea hunts!

    Anyways, during the course of the evening I heard a horrible tale from my usually on the money ALP insider that the Coopers family/brewery/whatever only donate to the Fibs. I’ve had a look at the disclosure stuff that comes up on google and can’t confirm it. It’d be a tragedy if it’s true but for the time being I’m putting this in the bulging “He’s talking shit” file (Jack Hawks will know who I’m talking about. Yes, it was one of those nights, but he farked off before too much damage was done).

    Righto, jukebox time. I was listening to Fran the other morning on the bus (for all her faults, at least she doesn’t bang on about her kids every 5 minutes, unlike Spencer Comma A). The usual drivel of course, and then the radio batteries ran out. Yay! Cue the iPhone and this came on shuffle. What a farking corker it is! Enjoy, and goodnight you top mob

  14. Joe…

    I must be getting old

    TOWERING INFERNO, is on fox classics
    paul newman,steve m’cqueen
    classic

    No wonder you and I are brothers.

    One my own favourite films too.

    A beauteous mix of 70s kitsch and Newman/McQueen/Holden machismo.

    Even love the opening credits with the helicopter flying over San Francisco.

    Also, let’s not forget Fred Astaire in a dramatic role and Robert Vaughn as his usual oily self (apparently a lovely bloke, off camera, and a true Democrat).

    And then there was Faye Dunaway…

  15. Finally, from me, a few interesting Tweets from Dave Donovan:

    David Donovan ‏@davrosz

    @YaThinkN @jarrapin @spudbenbean @georgebludger The media have given up when all they can lead with are absurd speculative polls.

    As a former statistician I have grave doubts about any such poll.

    Fairfax were protecting Howard then just as they’re protecting Abbott now.

    Just up on IA: ‘Cory Bernardi’s Coalition Wildersbeast’ http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/cory-bernardis-coalition-wildersbeast/

    Great piece by @BarnsGreg on the Zygier affair: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/ben-zygiers-death-demands-a-public-inquiry-20130221-2eu56.html

    Grattan hates Gillard because she had no idea the spill was happening and so she looked like a dill when it did.

    In fact I have been told that AAP read our stuff religiously.

    Fairfax writes continually about Gillard’s demise but, frankly, I have serious doubts about whether they’ll make it to September.

    Good news is I have a cracking Abbott story coming that should ruffle a few feathers.

    And with that, I will bid you TTFN. 🙂

  16. C@tmomma,

    Nooooooooooooo!

    “Adieu” means that you don’t expect to be with us again. Recant. At once. Or I shall hex you.

  17. Well folks the time quickly approaches for me to take the hand of Morpheus and let him lead me into the land of dreams. Tonight I have spent an evening enjoying the fun and frivolity and of course the wonderful company here in the Pub and wandering across the road to watch the fights.
    I am glad I have the Pub to take refuge in but it must be the smell of blood that draws me back to see the regular curmudgeons spitting bile at each other and trying to belittle one another simply because they can do it hiding in their anonymity. Complete with the usual yapping dogs baiting all they encounter to join the melee.
    So good night from me and thanks to one and all. Hey nearly forgot, welcome all the newcomers, hope you enjoyed your welcoming tipple, house rules though, your shout next friday.

  18. Fiona, I am about but not as often as I would like. Spending a little more time fighting the good fight ATM and probably up until Sept 14. Have just spent the last 1.5 hours catching up. 🙂

  19. I have just finished reading the Waleed Aly piece. He made much ado about narratives, or, The Narrative. I have the distinct impression that Mr Aly knows very little about very many things and, surely, upon awakening every morning must offer thanks that no-one, as yet, has woken up to this. Or, if they have, are too polite to say anything.

    Dictionary.com describes narrative as;
    ” a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. ”

    I’ll leave it to others to judge as to whether his understanding of ” narrative” is as fluent as it could be. But to help him I’ll give an account of a true event and the subsequent experiences of that flowed from actions taken.

    On November 5, 2011, I smoked my last cigarette. Some 46 yrs beforehand I smoked my first. I tried, mostly with increasing desperation, to give them up. Acupuncture, pills, patches, hypnosis. I tried the lot. After one memorable session of hypnosis I had a Winnie red in my mouth before I had even got back to my car. Nothing worked. Until, I found a course that I hadn’t heard of, but came highly recommended. I googled it, researched it and signed up and paid the fee.

    On Saturday, 5th November 2011 at 9 am, along with six others I entered a conference room and the process of stopping smoking began. What the lady who addressed us said I cannot now, or have ever been able to, remember. There was a whiteboard, lucid and realistic explanations of the smoking/marketing processes and the benefits of being a non smoker. We even went out for “smokos”. I walked out of that classroom at 3pm and have never had a cigarette in my mouth since.

    The narrative that the convenor conveyed so well enabled me, an addicted smoker for 46 yrs, to give up without any drama at all. This is the subtle power of the narrative. This sublty has ensured that the core, the human meaning of lore has not only survived but evolved to the changing of times whilst keeping the intrinsic strength and nobility of man paramount. The oral telling of it is as powerful a weapon as any can be.

    The narrative of the Gillard Govt. is subtle. It is strong. It may not seem to be heard with ears, but it is registering in hearts. That will be enough.

    Mr Aly, and his ilk, don’t want a narrative. They want an explanation as to why the Gillard Govt. has not/ will roll over. I would suggest they get a long term carpark…..it’s going to be a long wait. They may even find the time to look in a mirror and ask…” Fine. But what are you? “

  20. If anyone was looking to the hopeless Katharine Murphy at the Age (soon to be of the Guardian) to be some kind of journalistic deal-breaker… look again:

    The battle between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd is the story that won’t go away, writes Katharine Murphy.

    The problem with this story is no one knows how it ends. Not the protagonists, who are still writing it. Not the pundits, stenographers to a car crash. Will Kevin Rudd come back to the Labor leadership? Will Julia Gillard – the toughest cookie we’ve possibly ever seen in the Lodge – see the threat off again?

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/she-gets-knocked-down-20130222-2ewyr.html#ixzz2LdSl6GES

    On the other hand, if there is a God, we have him to thank for the comforting fact that Murphy will be history soon, another Fairfax clone put out onto the scrap heap, a keen acolyte of the Dowager Grattan heading for the Never-Never.

    And good riddance.

    There’s a bonus admission that Fairfax’s campaign (can we call it anything but?) crashed and burned, in about the same order I and many others here saw it do so:

    ”Ruddmentum” appeared unstoppable at the start of the week, an inelegant, squalling panic prompted by a bad Nielsen poll, which exploded into the news cycle. Timing was everything.

    By week’s end, cabinet figures had rallied to balance not only the public messages but also the internal sentiment.

    Camp Kevin yanked its head in, concerned about the consequences of too much undirected chatter too soon.

    Yada, yada, yada… the prose is purple, the proposition is pathetic.

    Shorter Murphy: “We made it up and then we fucked it up.”

    Again.

    If ever there was a confession like it, it must have been extracted alongside a full set of the victim’s fingernails. Murphy’s disingenuous piece is excruciating to read.

    No amount of dressing up the fact will dilute Fairfax’s failure. It is of institutional proportions.

    Bye, bye Katharine. Don’t let the door hit your arse on the way out.

    You won’t be missed by anyone, especially the few readers, if any, you have left, if this out-and-out wank is the best you can come up with.

  21. Ian at 11.35 said

    I have the distinct impression that Mr Aly knows very little about very many things and, surely, upon awakening every morning must offer thanks that no-one, as yet, has woken up to this. Or, if they have, are too polite to say anything.

    I believe this description also applies equally to the vast majority of the alleged “journalists” in Australia today, including those in the Canberra Press Gallery, especially the part about “knowing very little about very many things”.

    I would have thought that a prerequisite for a journalism degree was to have an excellent working knowledge of the English language. Obviously I am wrong in this assumption as these so called journalists obviously do not know the meaning of the word “narrative” nor the meaning of the word “context”.

    While they are looking up the actual meaning of the word “narrative” perhaps they could also check out what “context” means. They might be surprised to know that context does NOT mean “according to a journalists opinion or spin on the subject”, but that seems to be their understanding of it.

    Thank you Ian for telling it like it is, and I do hope that you are correct when you say that the Government narrative is registering in hearts. I would hate to think that all the lies and smear by the Lying Nasty Party could result in an Abbott government, something that is truly too terrifying to contemplate.

    By the way, congratulations on giving up the cancer sticks.

  22. Seriously, The Guardian, ye of such respected journalists as George Monbiot and (to declare my true love) such fine satirists as Steve Bell and Martin Rowson, are happy to add a lightweight like Katharine Murphy to your ranks? Might I suggest instead Andrew Elder, Mr Densmore or our very own esteemed Bushfire Bill?

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