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  1. Father Jack

    Entertainment & Music Movie Plot holes etc

    That's all well and good if were a movie about a fictional band, otherwise you just end up rolling your eyes at it. I mean, they couldn't even help but put in that trope where Bob Geldof is fretting that his concert is failing, Queen comes on and suddenly all the phones start ringing. Don't...
  2. Father Jack

    Social Science Things that please me - Part 3

    I would go all the way to Gdansk for one of those
  3. Father Jack

    Health Coronavirus 2020 / Worldwide (Stats live update in OP)

    I once tried to get Austudy a couple of years ago, and most of the time when you dialled up you would get an engaged signal, you were happy to even get in the hour-long queue. This system has been rooted for a while now, that surplus money had to come from somewhere
  4. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    And never again should the electorate complain about baseless scare campaigns.
  5. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    This is all Bob Brown's fault for reminding everyone that this might happen. We would have done something about it otherwise.
  6. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    I think it goes down as a contested possession
  7. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    Worth remembering that's there's no simple solution to fuel reduction:
  8. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    You'll get raided by the Feds if you keep leaking cabinet meeting minutes
  9. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    What cheap shot did I take there? What other cheap shots have I taken? Yours was a good post but it was just a little disappointing that there was still a bit of needless negativity in it. I mean, you've come out swinging here and there's no real reason for it.
  10. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    Where's your proof?
  11. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    Why couldn't you have just posted that and left out the cheap shot?
  12. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    I'm on the northern part of the east coast, and to be honest I wondered if the smoke was coming from the mainland. I know they copped worse smoke at Bicheno from the fire at St Helens a couple of years ago than St Helens did, so I just assumed it was something similar and so must have been...
  13. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    Labor had a policy regarding a national approach to bushfires
  14. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    We had our chance for something like that last May, but tax breaks for the rich and making sure no mines were harmed won the day.
  15. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    Hopefully
  16. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    My town is shrouded in smoke this morning, but a quick check of the Tas fire website indicates that there's nothing to ominous around just yet, and if anything the nearest fire has been downgraded a bit over the past couple of days. But still, this smoke is a new thing.
  17. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    More likely he'd be trying to pray the bad publicity away
  18. Father Jack

    Bushfires.

    It's as if the whole thing has taken him completely by surprise
  19. Father Jack

    Food, Drink & Dining Out Beer

    $55
  20. Father Jack

    Food, Drink & Dining Out Beer

    Guinness is on special at BWS at the moment, so that's me sorted for the indefinite future