In old Germanic tribes, the day of the week was dedicated to the goddess Freya, which is why in English Friday called Friday.
In Catholic countries Friday – the sixth, not fifth day of the week.
“Friday” – the proper name of the character of the novel by Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”, the native and the novel’s heroine, “Friday, which kills” the science fiction of Heinlein – spy and trained killer.
In most places, where the adopted five-day week, Friday – the last working day before the weekend and is therefore seen as an occasion for celebration and relaxation – “Friday’s syndrome.”
Abbott wants his job back
Shorten is doing well
And Tomorrow is the cox plate.
What’s your tips? Pick the winner for Bragging rites.
Winx not included.
379 thoughts on “Friday Fun Facts”
Has anyone in the Coalition ever actually met a pregnant woman?
The Coalition’s paid parental leave changes make it seem like the government is made up of men.
Paid parental leave designed ‘to get women back to work’: Social Services Minister Christian Porter
In the fantasy world Porter inhabits working class women will soon be expected to give birth in the workplace, have a cup of tea, a brief lie-down and then get back to work ASAP while their babies are tied to their chests to make sure work is not interrupted for breastfeeding. It was good enough for serfs in the Middle Ages, it should be good enough for working-class Australian women today.
Meanwhile wealthy women will recline in their luxurious mansions after giving birth in private clinics, they and their offspring pampered and fussed over by a bevy of poorly paid 457 nurses and nannies flown in from some third-world hell-hole or other. They won’t have to think about going back to work, not ever, because they will never have sullied their manicured hands with any work at all. Such is life in Porter-land.
They have no idea that women are even of the same species. These men think Lib women are some sort of bot made in the Lib woman factory; It turns out the perfect Lib bot women to support Lib men.
This govt gives very little thought to working class mums and their babies. To children in general. As these grow up, they’re completely dismissed.
QA very good article
May I have my “Q” back, please?
Stand in line, buddy!
Now on to part 8
The Appalachian States (Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia)
Very Little polling has been done at the Presidential level in these states but it’s probably safe to assume that Trump is comfortably ahead.
The only senate race in these states is in Kentucky. Again, very little polling has been done with the only poll can find from a relatively unknown pollster showing republican senator Rand Paul leading democratic candidate Lexington Mayor Jim Gray 33%-27% with 40% undecided.
No competitive races in these states, the republican seats are safely republican while the 3 Democratic seats (2 in Tennessee, based on Nashville and Memphis, and 1 in Kentucky, based on Louisville) are safely Democratic.
One governor’s race in this area in West Virginia and it’s a race to watch. Incumbent Democratic governor Earl Ray Tomblin is ineligible to run due to term limits and republicans would love to gain one of the last statewide offices in West Virginia that’s still in Democratic hands however the most recent polls have the democratic candidate, coal and agricultural executive Jim Justice in the lead by a fair margin over republican candidate, West Virginia State Senate President Bill Cole. The Democrats’ fortunes in West Virginia really have taken a downward tumble over the last decade and a half and it’ll be interesting if they fall further.
No statewide ballot initiatives up for a vote in any of these states.
With a name like that he cannot possibly be a TERRORIST
Whew! Were safe.
As puffy said earlier, his name isn’t “Azim Mahoudamin”. If it was we’d have headlines screaming about a foiled terrorist attack.
White blokes who want to kill a shopping centre full of innocent bystanders are just mentally disturbed and in need of help and counselling while blokes with foreign names thinking about doing the same thing are always terrorists, or so the powers that be would have us believe.
If Man Monis had been just plain old Gary Brown, who armed himself and took hostages over a family court issue he would have been excused on the grounds of being a depressed bloke who suffered at the hands of the courts. Just as white possibly ‘Christian’ teenagers who carry knives are just boys being boys while teenagers with ties to Islam, or who just look like they might be Muslims, are arrested and locked up for doing the same thing.
Australia, the land of equality. Bah humbug to that.
Not the result Brandis, Macdonald and O’Sullivan were wanting, I’d bet.
They would much rather have Gillian Triggs head on a plate.
Still, one out of two targets is not bad, in their eyes.
I wonder what brain-dead moronic Liberal stooge Brandis has in mind for Gleeson’s position?
Losing a Solicitor-General?
How very careless of you, Toad!
Wrong bloke went.
Does this mean the baddies have won, again. Who will keep them in check now? I think we can say a final farewell to the Australia we all knew and once loved.
I would have thought that Gleeson had a bit more bottle as he must have been aware that the Senate is primed to reverse the direction that Brandis brought in before election.
Agriculture Department head Paul Grimes questioned Barnaby Joyce’s ‘integrity’ days before
Such a disgusting “government”.
So there goes another competent, decent person at the hand of an incompetent, vindictive government.
It gets worse –
From Doug Cameron, more about the exploits of Nigel Hadgkiss.
The shit hits the fan this afternoon with the Gleeson resignation, the Barnaby allegations and ScoMo’s appalling speech on housing and the Prime Minister of Australia can’t be bothered making even a brief comment?
Is he too tired to interrupt his afternoon nanna nap?
Let this be a lesson to the NSW Public Service. The lady has already learned hers.
Sounds all too familiar, and the same sort of thing must happen all too often.
What makes these management people the way they are? Are they just born bitches or does the system make them that way?
My son says all the trouble in his NSW public service workplace comes from certain female managers. Having had a lovely lunch with an overseas visitor and my son at a local tea rooms ruined by a couple of these women sitting at the next table and loudly telling the whole place about their machinations I believe him
A sort of “I broke the glass ceiling so there!” kind of thing?
Go, Gabrielle, you good thing!
I may have to marry her when I grow up.
Bernard Keane’s take on the Gleeson resignation..
Justin Gleeson resigns, tosses final grenade at Brandis
The ongoing stoush between George Brandis and Justin Gleeson has reached boiling point, with the Solicitor-General tendering his resignation.
Why do I keep thinking about Dyson Heydon?
Because he’s going to be the next SG?
I would sleep with Dyson Heydon.
I know this because he has put me to sleep on all occasions I have watched him on the TURC TV. Better than a hot toddy is Dyson.
.Midsomer Murders has the same effect on me, and I don’t need to sleep with a Liberal Party fan to get that sleep.
The thing about Dyson Heydon is that he is utterly trustworthy. And *liberally* principled . . .
When a resignation is not a resignation –
Family First’s Bob Day to vote for government’s industrial relations bills
Day should abstain from voting because of his obvious conflict of interest, his building industry involvement. That is apart for the bleeding obvious reason -the bastard has resigned from the senate.
L:abor needs to challenge this vote in the High Court , if it happens.
Snot with Leigh.
A true Olympian: forte, stentato, bruscamente.
Snot going in to bat for Toad, fortissimo.
I didn’t think Bob Day would have the hide.
If anyone’s vote requires government ministers to skedaddle out of the chamber like gazelles, it would be Bob Day’s.
Turnbull has given up any vestige of the enlightened, exciting Renaissance Man that he started out as.
Bill Shorten should ask Turnbull whether he will accept Day’s vote.
Snot just did what a pollie should never do: answer a question with an open-ended question.
Perhaps Bob is desperate for a few more weeks sucking on the taxpayers teat ? He sure needs every penny ant the moment.
https://www.gofundme.com/a-thank-you-to-senator-day-2unkpt8f If you open the tweeter’s tweet & see the thread, he has more to say about this thing
Still not a word from Fizza.
Taking instructions from his brief: the AG.
Penny Wong –
The Internet Has Discovered The Attorney General’s Signature Looks Like A Mr Squiggle
OK, someone had to.
another indication of his extreme affectation.
Pennsylvania has been a key swing state for several elections however the last time a Republican has carried the state was in 1988. Polls has consistently put Hillary Clinton in the lead and she is likely to carry the state
One of the key races for the Senate in this election is the race in Pennsylvania between incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and Democratic Candidate Katie McGinty. Polling is currently showing a tight race with a slight edge to McGinty
Pennsylvania was gerrymandered by the Republicans prior to the 2012 election and it was so bad the Dems only won 28% of the seats despite winning a bit over 50% of the vote on the house ballot. However there are a couple of districts that are competitive. The most competitive this cycle is the 8th District due to the narrowness of the district (PVI R+1) and the fact that the incumbent is retiring. Also if the democrats do well then the 6th, 7th and 15th (all PVI R+2) could be within their reach.
Pennsylvania’s governor is not up for election this cycle
The only ballot initiative up for a vote is one raising the retirement age of Pennsylvanian judges from 70 to 75
Also here’s a bit of info about the Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI) that I have been referring to
Good stuff, GL.
Senate looks promising for the blue side.
Dutton, if I had a licence to drive a bus …
😆 Lots of fun with Miss Bailey Woof back in the day over at Jack the Insiders blog. I’m sure it was “Woof Woof” back then 🙂 She was one of the site’s favourites.
The High Court used to ignore Gavan’s ‘images’.
Final part for tonight part 10
Ohio and Indiana
Ohio is the another contender for the title of mother of all swing states having gone to the winner of the presidency at every election but one since 1948. Recent polls have shown Hillary Clinton taking the lead again and if Trump continues to tank then she’ll keep the state in the Democratic column. Indiana on the other hand is a reliably Republican state with the GOP winning all but one of the last 12 elections in Indiana (2008). Some polls, however have shown the race tightening here but Trump has a slight edge for now.
The Ohio Senate race should’ve been a close one but the general consensus is that the Democratic candidate, former Governor Ted Strickland, has run a shocking campaign and that the incumbent republican Rob Portman will win easily. In Indiana, on the other hand, the Democrats got lucky when former Senator Evan Bayh jumped into the race at the last minute in order to try and win his old Senate seat back. The most recent poll has him leading the republican candidate, Congressman Todd Young, by six points in the race to succeed retiring republican Dan Coats.
Ohio, like Pennsylvania, has been heavily gerrymandered by the republicans to given them an overwhelming majority of seats even when the overall vote is tight (like it was in 2012). And the only district that may be competitive is the Dayton-based 10th district (PVI R+3) and even then it is probably a long shot. Indiana has also been gerrymandered however a couple of polls (albeit for pro-Democratic groups) appear to have the 9th District based in Southwest Indiana as potentially competitive. This could be due to the fact that this is the seat that Todd Young is vacating to run for the Senate and the seat has been represented by Democrats recently from 2006-2010, however it is a long shot given the partisan nature of the district (R+9). Additionally the 2nd District in Northern Indiana (R+6) could be a target if the Democrats are having a good election.
The governorship in Ohio is not up this time around but the Indiana governorship is up for grabs and it looks like Mike Pence’s decision to forgo the race to become Trump’s running mate may have put the GOP’s hold on the governor’s mansion in jeopardy. Recent polls have the Democratic candidate, former speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, John Gregg leading by between 5 and 12 points over republican candidate, Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb.
The only initiative on the ballot in these two states is one in Indiana that would establish a constitutional right to hunt and fish.
I might leave you with this. An appraisal of media depictions of Hillary Clinton over the past 25 years
Just saw the first minute. Will catch the rest later.
Looks like the ACT cabinet will have seven.
Pleased to say that my electorate, 1 of 5, will have two in there: Yvette and Gordon Ramsay.
Yvette, like her dad, is a goodie. Gordon Ramsay is a hard worker around Kippax, where I live.
Portfolios won’t be allocated till Shane Rattenbury makes up his mind whether he wants a ministry (he will).
You may be about to watch or will choose to miss
Monday 24th October at 9:36 pm (66 minutes)
Arthur Sinodinos, Tanya Plibersek, Chris Mitchell, Robert Manne & Christine Dolan: On the panel: Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos, Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek; Former Editor-in-chief of ‘The Australian’ Chris Mitchell; investigative journalist Christine Dolan & writer Robert Manne. #QandA
2016, Premiere, CC, Live, News, Factual
I will make sure the radio by my bed is tuned to ABC Classic FM.
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