The Lounge.

The Lounge. images Have a drink… Have a bite to eat… Have your say!

the-lounge   So grab a drink and something to eat, make yourself comfortable, sit back and enjoy the show, or better still… be a part of it 😯

Baby photo of Charlie, the "Lounge Dog"

Baby photo of Charlie, the “Lounge Dog”

The new leadlights for the en-suite window.

The new leadlights for the en-suite window.

And this is our latest facility courtesy of Techinbris. :grin:

And this is our latest facility courtesy of Techinbris. 😀

Charlie lounging after his 5K walk, this morning, in the rain .

Charlie lounging after his 5K morning walk, in the rain .



The newly installed “Mulled Wine” Spa.  😉

To maintain the fun and “Oasis in a desert of political madness” feel of the lounge, what I would ask of all our great and valued commenters at TSM is when commenting in the Lounge;
• All political comments, memes and links should be about current Australian political events (within the previous 24 hours or thereabouts), and kept fairly light, in the spirit of fun and consideration for other loungers 🙂
• Any and all “rants” on Aussie politics are welcome, but should be placed on either the Soapbox, the Dungeon, or Cornies page.   😀
• Any rants about overseas politics are welcome, but should be restricted to the Soapbox, where they can be readily viewed and discussed by those that are interested in international political affairs, and the deeper political questions    😉

All other areas of silliness, fun and personal sharing are welcome, and in fact encouraged, as we are all adults and friends here   😯    and that was what the lounge was originally intended for 😀

And finally, if a comment gets inadvertently posted in the lounge, which I deem to be better suited to another page, I reserve the right to copy and paste said comment to the relevant page, with a moderators comment that it has been moved, and where to find it. 😉

As has always been the policy at TSM, I will not delete or moderate comments except in extreme circumstances, but will rely on the decency and integrity of all truth seekers, as I know and appreciate that you are all really good and decent people, with no deliberate intent to upset or offend.

After all, we all love this great country, and are united in the common cause of fighting and ultimately defeating the real and present danger of rabid right wing nut-jobbery 😀

Enjoy!   😀


1,580 Responses to The Lounge.

  1. mel says:

    Evening Folks 🙂
    Trying really really hard to avoid the news again … my brain is starting to implode with all the crap going down … a few vat laps hasn’t helped either 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Mel 🙂

      Yes mate, it’s all pretty depressing 😦 But on the bright side, the implosion of the rabid right will be fun to watch… Like the slomo train crash that you just can’t look away from 😉

      You might need a couple of my enhanced cookies 😉

      Barkeep |_| |_| |_| |_|


      • mel says:

        Yes but when it is several slomo train crashes all descending on the same spot on the brick wall … has my eyes spinning in their sockets … probably not helped any by over medication and those damn fine cookies buddy 😉
        Heading for another humid nite down here, guess I’ll have to head to Botswana to get away from it all 😆
        Barkeep …

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  2. TechinBris says:

    I see everyone is on holidays. Love and best wishes everyone. I am so glad this last year is over. It was dreadful.
    I hope everyone is doing OK and all is good. Hugs to everyone and apologies for my absence for so long. The hours of each day do not seem to be enough to get everything done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Techy 🙂 good to hear from you mate 😀

      yes, it was a pretty ordinary year, and like you, I’m glad it’s over too 🙂

      Hope the new year is a good one for you and yours mate, and although many truth seekers are feeling a certain level of political burn out, and high levels of frustration, we are all hoping that 2017 will be the year of revival, where the unprecedented levels of “stupid” are finally put to bed, and we can return to what’s in the best interests of our country and planet, 😛

      Having said that, the Donald T(party) Rump phenomena is a very scary issue for the world to deal with, and the advent of “Post-truth” and “Alternative facts” show that “STUPID” is alive and well, and residing in the black hearts and vacant minds of the rabid right 👿

      We can only hope that the Turdball induced reincarnation of PHON will come back to bite the LNP on their lazy, fat arses, as the right and rabid right fight amongst themselves to the point where they tear themselves apart 😀

      I’m hoping that with so much material to chose from, and the LNPee’ers displaying yet again, their embarrassment of… Embarrassments 🙂 that this year, I’ll be able to get my head back into gear, and write some more poems and articles 😯 But we still have a few lingering issues from 2016 to clear, like the leftovers from the bout of pneumonia last December, that nearly took me out 😦

      Anyway mate, it’s really good to catch up, and I look forward to all of us taking it up to the nut-jobs in the weeks and months ahead 😉

      Barkeep |_| |_| |_| |_|


  3. olddavey says:

    Hey, Truthy,
    I’ve seen you a few times on GA but not much else.
    Hope you’re hanging in there (was going to say”doing OK” but at our age hanging is probably a better word).
    I’ve recently been diagnosed with Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia which according to the doc is fairly common and just needs to be monitored.
    It’s probably no worse than Chronic Turnbull Ranting Syndrome, which is making His Lordship look like a total Dickhead.
    Anyway, mate, look after yourself. Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Olddavey 🙂 Great to hear from you mate 😎

      Sorry to hear about your latest ailment, and I hope all goes well for you with it 🙂

      As for me, i’ve had the worst summer, with one infection after another, and am really struggling ATM with the leftovers from the last couple (Viral pneumonia just before Christmas. and a low level virus that attacked my airways, which I’m still recovering from) 😦

      Haven’t been able to write anything but relatively short comments that don’t take too much effort or concentration, and it’s driving me nuts! 😡 But I live in hope that with the cooler weather, and a bit of good luck, I’ll be able to start again soon 🙄

      I did just about lose the weight I needed to, to see about a lung transplant, but then in about 1 week, I put back on nearly 3 kgs which turned out to be all fluid, which I haven’t yet been able to completely shed again 😦 although I have lost most of it again now 🙂

      On a brighter note, you’re right about Turdball and his ranting, it’s like he has a remote controlled shotgun attached to his tongue , and every time he opens his mouth, he shoots himself in the foot 😯

      What a wanker! But then the entire LNP are like the slow mo train wreck that you know is going to end in carnage, but you just can’t look away 🙂

      Anyway mate, thanks for checking in, and I hope to catch up again soon

      Cheers |_| |_|

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      • olddavey says:

        Thanks for the reply, old buddy, hope you get up to speed soon.
        According to my doc my ailment is fairly common and can go on for years without treatment. ( my good lady’s uncle hung around for 30 years)
        He’s referred me to a haematologist but said to do it at my leisure, so I won’t get too stressed about it.
        I really think that 45 years of smoking and drinking has set me up for life!!
        But,shit, old chap, I’m out of here and off for a good snooze, just remembered that SWMBO has another job for me to do tomorrow!
        Speak to you soon.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Russ says:

    Happy Easter every Bunny

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Russ, 🙂

      Happy Easter mate and to all truth seekers 🙂

      Barkeep |_| |_| |_|


      • olddavey says:

        Hey, TS, hope you’re feeling a bit better since the last time we spoke.
        Would love to see the blog up and running at full speed again.
        Cheers, mate, and look after yourself.

        Now, old buddy, just a quick medical note, because I know you’ve had some breathing issues.
        I have been prescribed a drug called Seretide which comes in an inhaler like Ventolin and another one called Spririva, which is a capsule used with a silly thing called a “handihaler”.
        I have to say that as a reformed smoker of 50 years who has been diagnosed with moderate emphysema i’m breathing like a champion.

        PS, I might make the odd political comment here if that’s OK with you.
        This mob “in charge” are pissing me off more than they ever have before.
        Turdball is a gutless prick, and he knows it.

        Hey, TS, I’m going, the crankies are starting to set in!!

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Hey Olddavey 🙂

          Mate, I’m hoping to get TSM back to full speed, but my reduced oxygen is really playing havoc with my head, as I find it really difficult to concentrate or focus for very long 😡 but I’m hoping to hear from the Prince Charles within the next few weeks, about getting on the transplant list??? 🙂 Anyway mate, in the mean time please feel free to comment as much as you like, and I’ll reply as much as I can 🙂

          WRT Seretide and Spiriva, they’ve been my mainstay meds for years now, although late last year, I went on to the latest Spiriva Respimat, which does away with the capsule in favour of a new delivery system which, when primed, gives a very fine spray, which I find better for me. 😉

          I really appreciate your kind thoughts and concern, and look forward to your further contributions mate, as you’re always welcome 🙂

          Cheers |_| |_| |_|


  5. Russ says:

    Howdy Truthy and all thrillseekers.
    I am just laying under the beer tap checking the pipes.

    I am planning to join the queue in Hobart to congratulate the bloke who allegedly bopped glass jaw Abbott on the mouth.
    If he really exists, I will shout him a beer.

    Cheers truthy, I will chuck myself out if I get too pissed.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Russ 🙂

      Good to see you mate, 😀 and hope all’s well?

      Things have been pretty quiet of late, but I’m hoping that will change soon!

      Yes, as much as I don’t like violence, like you, part of me would like to buy him a beer, and give him instructions on how to give a proper “Liverpool Kiss” 😉

      I’m sure you’ve checked the taps too 😀

      Cheers mate 🙂

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      • JohnB says:

        Hi Russ & Truthy,
        I also dislike violence, but ‘the people’ are being backed into a corner by corrupt anti-democratic plunderers of national commonwealth – is there a viable alternative?
        These treasonous LNP kleptocrats deserve much worse than Abbott received for the damage they have done to the people, economy and infrastructure of this nation.
        I despair.

        Here is a speech from Bernie Sanders at US Westminster College that I found outstanding.
        If only Australia had a “Bernie”.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Truth Seeker says:

          Hey John 🙂

          Yes mate, I agree entirely, the anger out there is palpable, and they were warned long ago that any plebiscite or Postal survey may well get ugly, so they have no-one to blame but themselves, and they could have done so much more for Australia with the $122 + million they’re wasting on this stupid “Survey”!

          Thanks for the link John 🙂

          And WRT Bernie Sanders… Yes mate… “If only” 😦

          Cheers 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  6. Russ says:

    Must have fallen asleep under the tap.
    Howdy John B , Truthy and any other Lounge watchers.

    Hey Truthy, heres a challenge for your special skill set. How about recording a parody of Liberty Vallance, in regard to the bloke who claims to have bopped Abbott.

    i.e., The Man who bopped, Lliberties Abbott, etc. Just an idea. You could really tip a bucket on the squealy turd.
    Maybe, (thinking out loud here) the story line could run similar to Kevin bloody Wilsons Manuel the Bandito, as in the bully got shafted.

    I’m just going back under the tap. Pipes are fine by the way Truthy, but I will give you a second opinion.
    Cheers everyone.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Russ 🙂
      Sadly mate, at the moment, my skill set is a bit depleted, as I haven’t recorded anything for around two years now 😦 But I might be able to make it a poem???

      Leave it with me, and I’ll see what I can come up with 😀

      In the mean time… Carry on with your inspections mate, I know you’ll do an upstanding job… until you can no longer be… Upstanding 🙂

      Cheers mate 😀


  7. Russ says:

    MorningTruthy, I must have gotten carried away with testing your beer taps. My tongue feels like the poo fairy shat on it this morning.

    Note to self, dont wash painkillers down with a couple of beers.

    Hope you are feeling betterish real soon Truthy.
    As soon as I shave my tongue, I have a list of chores that my wife has made for me to do during the holidays. I guess I should attempt at least one of them.

    try to keep cool mate. Cheers.
    PS. I just read your latest and it is another cracking effort mate. Good on you, for maintaining the faith whilst under the pump healthwise.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Russ 🙂
      Mate, don’t “Chore” yourself out, spread them over the entire holls, and make sure you take some time to enjoy yourself too, and be careful shaving that tongue… That’s one area where you don’t want to cut yourself shaving! 😉

      I’m hoping that my next visit to the hospital on the 5/10 will give me cause to feel at least somewhat better, but that’s in the hands of the transplant team???

      It’s supposed to be 33º today, so I will stay out of the sun and maybe put the aircon on???

      Glad you liked my poem mate, it was the first in months, so I was just glad to finish something 🙂

      Cheers mate 😀


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