Open Thread – Saturday, 23 July 2022

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  1. Mak Siccar says:

    Headline at the Bab Bee. Ridicule is the best weapon against these pr1cks.

    “ Sneaky Parents Dress Son Up As A Girl On First Day Of School So Teachers Will Show Him How To Be A Boy.”

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  2. Steve trickler says:
  3. mh says:

    Reimagining Recession

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson rips President Biden for denying the United States is in a recession

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  4. Ragu says:

    Solid speech by Jacinta Price. Not earth shattering, however, the bigotry of low expectations she brought to the fore echoes much of what various cats and familial conservatives have been saying for quite some time. I guess she’ll be Uncle Tomettina’d and attacked by the bushmaster troughers of the likes of ATSIC et al. relentlessly over the next while.

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  5. Steve trickler says:

    I am going on music hunt!

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  6. Shy Ted says:

    It might not be the cover of Vogue but…
    Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Day 1, gymnastics. Best dismount so far

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  7. mh says:

    Wikipedia joins in the gaslighting! Online encyclopedia SUSPENDS edits to its ‘recession’ page after woke users changed definition to align with Biden’s claim that the US isn’t in one

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  8. mh says:

    When this Tour de France rider retired:


    “I’m having a very hard time breathing. I feel like I don’t have enough oxygen, pain everywhere…”

    Reporter: It wasn’t possible to continue?

    Victor Lafay: I hung on and kept going like I do every day, and the mountain stages were always “easier” for me to get to the end because once it gets hard and you’re on it, you just make an effort and go until the end. But today, I just couldn’t follow [the peloton] and found myself all alone, and going up on a mountain alone is impossible.

    And it wasn’t just Lafay; another rider complained of similar symptoms.

    Reporter: Are you sick or injured? Do you have any explanations for this unusual situation? You’ve done very well in previous races; how do you explain that?

    Lafay: Yea, I’m sick. I’m not the only one in the peloton; I was talking to Castro [another rider] at the beginning, and he told me he was feeling the same. He came to speak to me and asked, ‘are you sick? Can’t you breathe either?’, and I said ‘no.’, and he told me ‘me too’ and I’ve been feeling like this since stage 6. I’m having a very hard time breathing. I feel like I don’t have enough oxygen, pain everywhere, legs, etc., no strength, and it’s only getting worse after each stage. I thought there would be a moment it would get better, but it hasn’t happened. Then today, I just tried to hang on as much as possible, but I think there’s nothing to do.

    Reporter: Have you had covid before? Maybe it could be that [he’s suggesting long covid]? How do you explain that?

    Lafay: All covid tests came negative, they were antigenic though, not PCR, but there are tones of people in the peloton that are all feeling the same, all negative as well. Maybe it could be something else! But I don’t know. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know anything, but we are many to have the same symptoms and struggle on the bike. It’s not cool, and it’s a peculiar Tour de France. I hoped for better for my first Tour de France, and I hope I can come back in better shape.

    Reporter: Thank you, Victor, have a good recovery.

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  9. mh says:


    The German city of Hanover has cut off hot water in public buildings, swimming pools, sports halls and gyms as Russian cuts to gas supplies fuel fears of a winter energy crisis.

    The city will also switch off public fountains and stop lighting up large buildings at night, as the city aims to reduce its energy consumption by 15%, according to a tweet from Hanover Mayor Belit Onay.

    “This is a reaction to the impending gas shortage, which poses a major challenge for the municipalities – especially for a large city like Hanover,” Onay said.

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  10. Shy Ted says:

    Oh, Tucker
    Switching through the channels -AFL – Panthers playing in pink. In the good old days if you didn’t train hard enough they made you wear pink as a punishment.

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  11. Barking Toad says:

    “OK you’re gay!!!”

    Meme in nearly Manly jersey too.

    That’ll get a run.

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  12. Entropy says:

    I hoped for better for my first Tour de France, and I hope I can come back in better shape.


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  13. Black Ball says:

    Eels 30-4 Panthers.

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  14. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.



    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at Dana Point Harbor 1

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  15. Steve trickler says:

    She needs a boot to the head.


    Jacinda Ardern Trust in me ONLY ME

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