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by wamberal
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3373

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

I don't trust or like Nine. Fox's coverage is stale but I think Nine would do the absolute minimum and it would suck. I am a bit more optimistic about Nein, since they took over Fairfax Media, I detect a slight shift in their editorial position. I suspect (or hope) that they might decide to butter ...
by wamberal
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Trump is never all that happy with anything, except himself.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1708

Re: Son of former Wallaby is charged with assault, held in custody

kiwigreg369 wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:57 am Real shame for rugby to get bad press on the weekend of the Bled.
??? This is bad publicity for the opposition code, not for us.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3373

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

How about the Mighty Reds and the Welshers?
by wamberal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 935592

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Scotty from Pathology. I'd go with "Pathological" myself.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2270

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

Excellent choice. 520hp will move a Range Rover quite rapidly. Around the streets of Mosman? There are a couple of steep hills, admittedly.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

From a long distance away, it seemed to me that one of Obama's greatest weaknesses was an apparent unwillingness to do any negotiating with congressional leaders, it seemed to me that he found any kind of politicking distasteful. How many times did he play golf with John Boehner, for example? Less t...
by wamberal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 7070

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

I am scratching my head a bit at the selection of Valetini on the bench, not because I don't rate him, by the way. I would have thought that his strengths, his style of play, would be much more suited to starting, when the going is tight and tough, than the last 20 or whatever, when things usually o...
by wamberal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 7070

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Sonny Blount wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:30 am
Eugenius wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 am Best chance for a upset in NZ for the Wallabies in some years .
Wallabies are going to get dry humped.
Like Trump??
by wamberal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 7070

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

If we perform well in this game, it will be because our pack manages to break even, at least, in the tight - for the whole game.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 7070

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

The biggest surprise to me is that we have gone with a 5/3 bench.
by wamberal
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

P in VG wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:23 am
Derwyn wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:02 am Mike Pence did the better of the two.

Kamala “I’m speaking” Harris student politics won’t wash with the American people.
Quite the devotion to watch from the UK
He doesn't have to actually watch it, does he? He would just know.
by wamberal
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Abstaining is a cop-out.
by wamberal
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 935592

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If a vaccine is not widely available within a reasonable period, we will be fooked.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Also, my suspicion has always been that mail voting would benefit the GOP more than the Dems (which is why I always scratched my head when it has been suggested that Trump was trying to stifle mail voting -- who's not going to want to go to the polls out of fear of 'rona but still cares enough to g...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: One Song. This is it
Replies: 44
Views: 1225

Re: One Song. This is it

"I'll take you home again, Kathleen".

Has to be the most heart-wrenching song of all time. Just beautiful. The Fureys do a good version.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Huge explosion in Beirut
Replies: 130
Views: 6375

Re: Huge explosion in Beirut

Just watched an absolutely amazing documentary, well worth watching, Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Four Corners" screened 5 October: abc.net.au>four corners. In the general dross that is Australian TV, Four Corners and Australian Story are giants. And “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” - is th...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash Has Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash Has Gone

A great song. Lifts the spirits every time I play it.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Huge explosion in Beirut
Replies: 130
Views: 6375

Re: Huge explosion in Beirut

Just watched an absolutely amazing documentary, well worth watching, Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Four Corners" screened 5 October: abc.net.au>four corners.
by wamberal
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Although I grant you, anything is possible in Trumpakastan, even that. Lots of things are not possible. Genuine leadership. Concern for the whole population. Integrity. Honesty. An understanding of the importance of public service. I could go on.
by wamberal
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Correct. Education cannot be a right because teachers cannot be slaves. Slaves? WTF does slavery have to do with it? I am pretty sure that in most parliamentary democracies nobody is forced to become a teacher? People who choose to become a teacher do so of their own volition. They can leave the jo...
by wamberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

I feel like you have a point but I've no idea what it is Yoda ; "Presidential bodyguards" do by definition sign up for putting themselves in harms way to protect the President ; secret service agent Tim McCarthy literally took a bullet for Reagan....what he would not have signed up for would have b...
by wamberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

What on earth is the "far left" in the Merkan political lexicon. People who want universal health care, maintenance of a liveable minimum wage, proper stewardship of the natural environment, and action on climate change?

Dangerous buggers, eh?
by wamberal
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Santa wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:54 pm This is interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_qAmYBDar4
Nothing you post is "interesting".
by wamberal
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

I was already frightened about this US election, but I've been waking up in fear since Trump tested positive, as the history of western civilization will be at stake, and the choice is a no-brainer, between Trump and the tangled web of opportunist/fanatics, criminals piggy-backing on 'noble' causes...
by wamberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final
Replies: 47
Views: 1825

Re: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final

DragsterDriver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:41 pm England had nothing left in the tank, blew it all out against NZ.
The better side won.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

According to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) there are conflicting reports extant about the Orange Ape's condition. His (handpicked) personal physician says "he is doing wonderfully well", but sources from inside Walter Reid say that he is not in good shape at all. I wish him well, but...
by wamberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Beautiful irony he (maybe) has Covid after ridiculing masks and social distancing. Beautiful. :lol: Bit harsh Muttonbirds, given Ardern's sending her sincere wishes he gets through this as fast as possible. I think he maybe a mentor to her. A misogynist mentor? You are joking, eh? What does she pos...
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Sounds uncomfortable. Where have you been????? I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a gravey...
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

merry! wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:41 am :lol:

hark at all the weirdos..
Says the weirdo.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14924

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Sounds uncomfortable. Where have you been?????
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

He is over 70 and overweight. He is in a relatively dangerous situation.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121574
Views: 5251571

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

BokJock wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:37 am

I really feel for Melania
Mmmmmm.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2270

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
When I was young, I lusted after an MG. By the time I could afford one I was too fat to fit into one.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!
Replies: 2802
Views: 58462

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

A fellow morning walker said something similar to me a couple of weeks ago. I say to Clogs what I said to him: "Thank goodness you are not a policymaker".

Talk's cheap. Opinions are like bumholes: everyone's got one.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2270

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:56 am Those old Corollas were excellent.

Pretty cool now in a retro sense as well.

Especially the 1970s ones
I bought a new Corona in 1971, four on the floor, just a lovely little vehicle.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2270

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

If budget is not a problem, how about a Maserati Levante?
by wamberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2270

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
We have an XC60. Great car. The XC90 is too big, IMHO.

Option it up.