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by wamberal
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121065
Views: 5219848

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

Jerome Manning wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:22 am
    Derwyn wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:20 am Dems are getting nervous about Minnesota
    You seem to know everything.
    He has a good imagination. Duuhhwyn.
    by wamberal
    Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:44 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block
    Replies: 137
    Views: 3278

    Re: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block

    According to the local ABC (Australian) news, a punter in the UK has put one million quidlets on Biden.
    by wamberal
    Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:53 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Melbourne Cup 2020
    Replies: 37
    Views: 568

    Re: Melbourne Cup 2020

    Sad to say, thoroughbred horses have been bred to the point where they are extremely breakable.
    by wamberal
    Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:54 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    Plenty of Democrat hanky-panky going on: a dumpster found full of military votes, Iran and Russia interfering with vote corruption via fraudulent votes, a package of documents regarding Bidens business dealings opened en route to conservative news media and emptied. A Democrat win would be a field ...
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Positives for the Wallabies Bledisloe III
    Replies: 12
    Views: 532

    Re: Positives for the Wallabies Bledisloe III

    We did not watch it. Can't get any other positives.
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:53 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    Anyone seen the email exchange between Greenwald and Betsy Reed where she says a) there is no evidence that the HB information is false and b) that it is legitimate for journalists to NOT cover that story because Trump is worse. :lol: :thumbup: Let it go. It's a fake story about alleged legal busin...
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:47 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    Cabbage wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:20 am Trump now +7 in Iowa. Not a good sign for Biden in the Midwest.
    One poll, with a margin of error of +/- 4% Other polls show the Orange Buffoon ahead by 1-2%
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:54 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
    Replies: 25777
    Views: 932425

    Re: The Australian Politics Thread

    Getting rid of Shorten is the most obvious lesson. Not sure that Albo is the answer, but he is a thousand times more electable than Shorten. Chalmers being deputy helps, of course. The other lesson is that they will struggle to hold/win sits in areas which rely to some extent on fossil fuel extracti...
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:27 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
    Replies: 25777
    Views: 932425

    Re: The Australian Politics Thread

    kiap wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:23 am
    wamberal wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:17 am Lessons for the Federal party: zilch.
    In that case they'll lose again, old scout.

    They came on in the same old way and were defeated in the same old way...
    They should already have all the lessons they need from their failure in the last Federal election.
    by wamberal
    Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:17 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
    Replies: 25777
    Views: 932425

    Re: The Australian Politics Thread

    Really good result for the ALP. Debbie was an electoral disaster, I reckon, she just came across as a lightweight, and her comment about AP's childless status compared to her own fecundity was probably the worst single mistake of a shoddy campaign. Lessons for the Federal party: zilch. In fact there...
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:57 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood
    Replies: 15
    Views: 231

    Re: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood

    The last time the two teams met in a Grand Final, 1976, the Highlanders won 33-4. I was there, a couple of guys I had played with were still wearing the blue and white. Would love to be there tomorrow, over the years we have usually made it the Grand Final when the Woodies were on display, although...
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:39 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood
    Replies: 15
    Views: 231

    Re: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood

    Well done Highlanders. The succession of scrum penalties was a bit difficult to decode. Why no penalty try?


    Ed Craig was my pick for MOTM, but that is all the good news for the Woodies. I thought our tight five held their own, but we were comprehensively outplayed in the backs.
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:54 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    For the zillionth time, Izzy went out of his way to vilify others, what he did is as offensive to a lot of Christians as it is to people who could not give a shite about religion.
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:24 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: National Anthems before a domestic match
    Replies: 22
    Views: 549

    Re: National Anthems before a domestic match

    When I was young - and I mean young, not just younger - the national anthem was hard to avoid. It was played at school parade each morning and, FFS, at cinemas before the movies began. It has receded into the background a bit since then. And when I was young the national anthem was "God save the Ki...
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:37 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood
    Replies: 15
    Views: 231

    Re: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood

    Pat Sio will be pretty keen to impress, I reckon. Not sure how he misses out on a Soup contract. Look forward to seeing how that "meticulous recruiting" pays off for the Highlanders. They used to boast of having the biggest juniors catchment in the nation.
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:33 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Have you ever donated to Wiki?
    Replies: 12
    Views: 418

    Re: Have you ever donated to Wiki?

    Yep. I use it a lot, it is surely worth supporting financially? Why on earth not?
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:32 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    Anybody who thinks that homophobic slurs do not matter should have a read of the "Dan Palmer" fred. I don't Think anyone is saying they don't matter. If he read Ika's posts, I am certain Dan Palmer would also prefer to be called a homophobic slur than have Ika call him dumb. Maybe not on this fred,...
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:50 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood
    Replies: 15
    Views: 231

    Re: SHUTE SHIELD GRAND FINAL - Gordon v Eastwood

    The last time the two teams met in a Grand Final, 1976, the Highlanders won 33-4. I was there, a couple of guys I had played with were still wearing the blue and white. Would love to be there tomorrow, over the years we have usually made it the Grand Final when the Woodies were on display, although ...
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:30 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: National Anthems before a domestic match
    Replies: 22
    Views: 549

    Re: National Anthems before a domestic match

    Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:33 am 'tis a farking odd thing to do for a State-based series.

    And yes, Scotty from Marketing has no time to instigate a federal ICAC but has the time for this? :?
    He always has time for a bit of populism, keeps him onside with the Sky audience.
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:27 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    Anybody who thinks that homophobic slurs do not matter should have a read of the "Dan Palmer" fred. Who said they didn't matter? :? Not a single person here thinks that, let alone says it. Maybe not in this fred, but your memory is very short if you cannot recall the Izzy defenders. Plus I would be...
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    Anybody who thinks that homophobic slurs do not matter should have a read of the "Dan Palmer" fred.
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:55 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    And it appears we own Mr Trump an apology. Instead of terrible Covid-19 management, according to the white house Trump has actually ended the pandemic. The 70000 + new cases since yesterday, and covid related death approximately every 90 seconds must be fake news. If it wasn’t for Trump’s actions o...
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:13 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    Thomas wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:08 am JOC out? We're going to get pumped. :(
    "Injured". :frown:
    by wamberal
    Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:22 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    Simone will start at 12.
    by wamberal
    Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:19 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    He on the ballot? I think it is now established that sleepy Joe is up to his eyeballs in corruption. That smear tactic worked against Hilary last time but don't think people will be fooled twice now that they've gotten to know Donald better. Getting to know him better takes about 5 minutes for the ...
    by wamberal
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:37 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    les@mooloolaba wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:59 am
    wamberal wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:34 am What was your stance on playing South Africa under apartheid restrictions, Les?
    Why? What does that have to with the jersey?
    I don't know. Maybe you do, though.
    by wamberal
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:34 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    What was your stance on playing South Africa under apartheid restrictions, Les?
    by wamberal
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:32 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
    Replies: 25777
    Views: 932425

    Re: The Australian Politics Thread

    Charlie's stupidity will not make any difference. Monarchists will be pleased that he stepped in to encourage the dismissal.
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:23 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    merry! wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:11 pm :)

    i see the weirdos are getting in a right froth again.

    god help us if the don kicks their arses. again.
    What is your definition of "weirdo", you weirdo? Trump is the world's leading weirdo, by any measure. And you are his faithful acolyte.
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:51 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
    Replies: 25777
    Views: 932425

    Re: The Australian Politics Thread

    We can only hope.
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:52 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    trapper wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:01 am I haven’t been following closely but can I just ask why a private citizen and his family doing business in China is a crime?

    Merka!!!
    by wamberal
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:11 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    He takes full responsibility, but has done nothing to mitigate the effects of Covid19. How does our little cabal of weirdos continue to support him?
    by wamberal
    Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:27 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    If there was a world championship for clutching at straws, the dwindling band of Trumpanistas on the bored would all make the semi-finals (are there four of them?).
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:26 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    It would be really interesting to know what the tiny cohort of indigenous elite rugby players think about this. Have they been consulted? It's not that tiny. 17 current pro players by my count. It's tiny compared to the NRL or AFL. Be that as it may, the point stands. Were they consulted? Perhaps e...
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:06 pm
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    It would be really interesting to know what the tiny cohort of indigenous elite rugby players think about this. Have they been consulted?
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:09 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
    Replies: 124
    Views: 2899

    Re: Your Least Favourite Player

    Surely its Phil Waugh for everyone? I mean, he was a crazy man but I don't think he is unlikeable. He was far from my favourite player on the field, but I have seen him at close quarters off the field, and he seems like a genuinely nice person. My least favourite would be Bakkies Botha. Hypocritica...
    by wamberal
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:08 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
    Replies: 2436
    Views: 38878

    Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

    I hope it works like the others. I am not meaning to be disrespectful to the indigenous inclusion. I think it is a wonderful concept and it does seem to give our teams a lift in intensity. The jersey looks good and I am in the camp of it should be adopted full time. What right do we have to play in...
    by wamberal
    Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:21 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
    Replies: 121065
    Views: 5219848

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

    Economic growth is one thing, concern for the natural environment is another. Trump is a wrecker, there is no doubt about that. It is easy enough to promote economic growth if you don't mind farking up your world.
    by wamberal
    Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:18 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
    Replies: 27663
    Views: 707784

    Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

    But it'd be a better joke if the car was actually Chinese, and the bike actually German. Mrs Wamberal, born in Thailand, is half Chinese. She does not like the Chinese, thinks they are tricky, make shoddy goods (lots of youtube footage of counterfeit noodles and the like!), and are just generally u...
    by wamberal
    Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:10 am
    Forum: Rugby Forum
    Topic: Your favourite player.
    Replies: 115
    Views: 2461

    Re: Your favourite player.

    My favourite rugby player is a giant of the game whose career ended before I was born. Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop. Born in Victoria, played Australian Rules, switched to playing rugby almost by accident, ended up in an Australian team that won the Bledisloe. Captained Victoria to victory over New Sou...