And Chong On

Well I’m upper upper class high society
God’s gift to ballroom notoriety
And I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I’ve got
The biggest balls of all…
AC/DC Big Balls

With the original Patti Chong post within a few hundred views of being the most popular ever, (just behind the Worst of the West Australian) with nearly 4000 views and about 400 comments, I thought you’d like this. There is also a TV ad to match. Merrys has featured on TWOP before, you may remember. I don’t quite see the interest in La Chong myself, but let the stats roll on as Chong fans pile on.

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171 Responses to And Chong On

  1. Grrr says:

    Regardless of whether youse guys hate her or not, or if that firebrand poster with the tenuous grip on literacy and sanity is her or not…

    … she’s not exactly top o’ the pile when I think of Perthonalities I’d want to shill for my company.

    (And a lady of a certain age spruiking the benefits of cowhide leather? It’s just too obvious. Personally, I am well above that level of humour and vitriol… mostly.)

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  2. skink says:

    is there some sort of leather that is not 100% ‘pure’ cow hide?

    have devious upholsterers been substituting goat skin without telling us?

    what kind of impurities could there be?

    caution, may contain traces of peanuts?

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  3. Bill O'Slatter says:

    We’re so interested in 100% purity we only use the balls an throw the rest of the bull away. Une femme d’un certain age.

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  4. i think we might go back to Paul Murray. La Chong isn’t really that interesting.

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  5. Big Ramifications says:

    “It put pressure on Ken far beyond what should have been put,” she says of the inquiry, adding that her estranged husband is a good man and a good prosecutor.

    “What Andrew Mallard went through was bad enough, but what Ken and my family went through is bad, too.”

    http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24937950-5012990,00.html

    About 7 levels of wrong.
    /apologies for linking to the Sunday Times

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  6. Snuff says:

    Occasional what ? Isn’t the corner of Roe and Beaufort where Canterbury Court used to be ? If so, then it’s all starting to make sense.

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  7. Cookster says:

    I used to go ‘L for leather’ there in my youth…

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  8. skink says:

    is that all Merry’s Furniture in the Cramps video?

    and is Lux offering his opinion on its great quality and great price with an axe?

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  9. David Cohen says:

    What happened to that change that fell from my pocket into the sofa was bad, but my family change has been bad too.

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  10. B.T. says:

    Help my fading memory… Which member of her family was wrongfully convicted of murder?

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  11. Orbea says:

    La Chong raises significant sums of money for the Leukaemia Foundation of WA.

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  12. She does heaps of charity work. All very worthwhile. It’s her worst worthy attributes that are discussed here..

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  13. Patti has appalling fashion sense but raises a fortune in charity work. The Lazy Aussie has excellent fashion sense, but doesn’t raise shit for charity. It’s ying and yang.

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  14. skink says:

    Mother Teresa did a shitload for charity, but I don’t recall her bragging about it in her own blog and she always wore the same outfit.

    ‘love does not measure, it just gives.’

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  15. I’d be bragging as well if I did as much as Patti. I however would also know that Armani is sooooooooo 80’s. let her brag i say.

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  16. B.T. says:

    Funny how we never heard Ma Teresa try to cast herself as a victim and say

    “What jesus went through was bad enough, but what my family went through was bad too.”

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  17. Big Ramifications says:

    “What jesus went through was bad enough, but what my family went through was bad too.”

    Superb work, B.T.!

    I hear Princess Fergie does a lot of charity work too. Another top-shelf human being, to be sure.

    Get some more Jesus upya! Yay verily, and all that.

    http://www.bibletruthonline.com/theWidowandtheTwoCoins.htm

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    • Rolly says:

      Princess Anne, (yes, her of the foul mouth and terrible temper) is another of those high fliers of whose extensive charity work we hear very little.
      In Oz right now, I believe.

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      • Groucho says:

        What about our two favourite saints, Bob Geldof and throw the dog a Bono ?

        Bono is at a U2 concert in Dublin when he asks the audience for some quiet. Then in the silence, he starts to slowly clap his hands. Holding the audience in total silence, he says in to the microphone… “Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies.”

        A voice from near the front pierces the silence… “Well, fucking stop clapping then!!”

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      • skink says:

        there was a good quiz in Crikey that showed a photo of Princess Anne and another of Quentin Bryce at the bushfire service with the question: “which one is representing the Queen?”

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  18. Big Ramifications says:

    /not a happy clapper!
    //went to a Mick school, can’t help but remember some of this shit, mmmKay
    ///and I’ll be damned if the New Testament isn’t a bloody good read in spots

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  19. Snuff says:

    And speaking of balls, I’m still not sure that Muggeridge doesn’t owe Kodak an apology.

    I wonder if searchmeister Frank can dig up this footage. Great opening line from Palin, and Cleese sums it up beautifully.

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  20. skink says:

    Donal Macintyre is a tool of the first order.

    has he still got that Chelsea tattoo?

    I am regretting bringing up religion:

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  21. Big Ramifications says:

    I just noticed I misspelt “quiet.” Oh the shame. The shame.

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  22. David Cohen says:

    I grew up a “hello Brian Burke speaking” ringtone man, and I’ll die…etc etc

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  23. Bill O'Slatter says:

    More meat for Skink. “and cast aspersions which may be irreparable”. I have that trouble.

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  24. skink says:

    irreparable aspersions?

    I wouldn’t know

    I had some perennial nasturtiums in the garden once, which popped up like mushrooms after a heavy rain.

    I too thought that the reference to Damocles was erroneous, as was the fugitive apostrophe.

    ‘domestic violence on the domestic home front’ and three strikes at ‘it is not uncommon’ are gems.

    what does it say about the quality of sub-editing, I wonder?

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  25. David Cohen says:

    The things that scatter…

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  26. skink says:

    …cushions?

    Patsy has a Merry’s ad in today’s West extolling the vitues of a reclining comfy chair in teflon coated microsuede.

    I believe she is in breach of a Reclining Order.

    it says “six months interest free.”

    That’s nothing, Patsy’s blog has been failing to attract any interest for nearly a year now.

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  27. Snuff says:

    Soft cushions, TLA ? Comfy chair ?

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  28. skink says:

    …(diabolical laughter)…

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  29. David Cohen says:

    Horse hair in the chair?
    Patti caked by sword legend,
    TWOP loathes, she fears.

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  30. The short ad where she summons leather lovers is frighteningly bad. The longer one with is a little better.

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  31. skink says:

    the Nova podcast with Patti’s ad is available for download here:

    http://www.nova937.com.au/podcast/nathanandnat.xml

    Reheated – 04/03/2009
    Patti is at 1’22” mins

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  32. Frank Calabrese says:

    And La Chong has posted her mobile number in her reply to a post on her latest post on the Butcher trial.

    * Patti Chong
    * March 16, 2009
    * 03:59 PM

    Michael, I don’t mean to cause you offence but my article is quite easy and clear to undertsand. The only one confused is you. Read it carefully again and if you still don’t understand, give me a call and I’ll buy you a cup of coffee and explain it to you.My number is 04XX XXX XXX (Edited for obvious reasons, but the number is on her TWAT page)
    S.248 was not the only defence raised. There were others but s.248 second limb is the most pertinent.

    http://blogs.watoday.com.au/theverdict/2009/03/the_state_versu.html

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  33. skink says:

    that article says that

    “Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said he was ‘knocked out” by the show of support for his force.”

    will charges be brought?
    will this be the first mandatory sentence?

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    • Rolly says:

      I wonder how many there actually were and what proportion of them were *not* connected to the police force in some fashion.

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      • Orbea says:

        Plenty to talk about in the showers after the shift

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      • skink says:

        The ABC reports that the demo had “more than a thousand”

        WAToady reports 2000, of whom 500 were cops.

        PerthNow reports 3000 demonstrators, but they were spruiking the demo more than most.

        Inside Cover reports that Tom Percy has received a large quantity of hate mail from idiots that think he had something to do with the McLeod trial.

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    • Rolly says:

      Any one got any *facts* ??

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      • skink says:

        …four thousand?

        …do I have any advance on four thousand?

        …going…going…

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        • Bento says:

          Police union website says 5,000.

          https://www.wapolun.org.au/

          Any advances?

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          • Rolly says:

            Bento! Really!

            I said *facts* ;)

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            • Bento says:

              Rolly, must you reside so relentlessly in the real world?

              I’d wager the next bid will be in about 2.5 hours, from one H. Sattler.

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              • Frank Calabrese says:

                Even so, it was still a piss poor turn out for a “Rally for Justice” – the last one Sattler organised after the Blurton deaths drew over 100,000.

                And I note on a certain Scanning website that I lurk on there are photos of a large number of police cars at the rally, which meant that the majority of cops were on duty at the time – if it was a normal workers rally, these dame “workers” would be saked for attending such a rally – talk about double standards.

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              • Frank Calabrese says:

                And Sattler is going on about another “Attack On Police” in the North West where the injuries were fairly minor.

                http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25205576-2761,00.html

                Will we now see reports on police breaking a fingernail ?

                Bloody Sooks.

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                • Frank Calabrese says:

                  Ok, Sattler has now said there were 6000 people at the Rally, while Inspector Neale Royle of the Traffic Branch said between 3-5000.

                  I think I trust Inspector Royle’s figure to ne more accurate.

                  I hope 6PR Handed out Ratings Diaries at the Rally :-)

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                  • skink says:

                    I have seen the photos and I will go with the ABC’s estimate of ‘over a thousand’, especially since the ABC are the only agency without an axe to grind on this issue, or papers to sell.

                    note that the WorkChoices rally in Nov ’05 got over 10,000, but despite that and the election victory the Opposition does not believe that the Government has a mandate to remove WorkChoices.

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                    • Frank Calabrese says:

                      And note that the Govt doesn’t have the numbers in the Upper House, and I note John Bowler who earlier was calling for nurses and firefighters to be protected, has voted with the Govt to block Labor’s amendment.

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                  • Bento says:

                    Will we have to await the publication of the Sunday Times for a bid of 7,000?

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                    • Frank Calabrese says:

                      I hope Labor get’s the amendments passed in the Upper House :-)

                      The Opposition is yet to decide whether it will introduce the same amendments into the Upper House, where they could pass if supported by the Greens and the Independent, Shelley Archer.

                      Mr Barnett has warned Labor against reintroducing its amendments.

                      “We will not accept a watering down of our legislation,” he said.

                      “Our legislation is serious assault causing bodily harm on a police officer, results in a jail sentence. We’ll accept nothing less and the people of Western Australia will accept nothing less.”

                      http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/18/2519571.htm

                      And I hope some takes this to thne United Nations, and suffers the same fate as the ill fated “3 Strikes Law” which Carmen Lawrence introduced after Sattler’s last attempt at lynch mob campaigning.

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                    • Frank Calabrese says:

                      I Just read Skink’s comments on Sattler’s predictable blog post (bet he wrote it on his laptop at the Rally) where he pooh pooh’s lawyers.

                      I wonder if he will mount his own defence when he next decides to sue somebody, or is charged with a criminal offence ?

                      Oh and Check out La Chong responding to Will Somers – talk about having an each way bet.

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                    • David Cohen says:

                      I’m reporting 5000.

                      I was there, and I used the CCC (Cohen Crowd Count)(TM) method.

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                    • skink says:

                      we all know DFOC has ways of ‘enhancing’ the figures

                      even the Glory can scrape together more than 5000

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                    • Frank Calabrese says:

                      I wonder if DFOC bumped into any of the officers who were involved in the Sunday Times Raid – and isn’t it a bit rich of the paper to support them, when 6 months earlier they were whinging about them raiding the paper ? If any of the Journalists or the Editor had manhandled the officers and said officer sustained bodily harm, and yes that includes a bruised wrist, then the Journos concerned would be subject to Mandatory Sentecing.

                      Would DFOC be so supportive then ?

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  34. Orbea says:

    “We fail to see that sentencing is like the effleuent in a sewerage plant, the end result of the problems in our community caused by alcohol, drugs, mental illness, sex abuse and an infinite number of other causes. Sentencing cannot be carried out in a vacuum.”

    “effleuent” in a vaccuum, eurgh, and she has the gall to talk about plain english?

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      And why aren’t the Fairfax sub-editors onto it ? or are they too busy reading the 6PR/96FM/6IX and Rural Radio News Bulletins ?

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  35. Frank Calabrese says:

    So the Libs are so scared of Shelley Archer and the Greens, they’re going to risk more attacks on Police by delaying sending the Mandatory Sentencing legislation till May, when the Govt gets a Majority in the Upper House.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/19/2521062.htm

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      And another member of the Sattler youth speak on Perth Now.

      The new laws going through Parliament now don’t go far enough. Anyone who assaults a policeman while he is performing his duty should be locked up for life. Throw away the key no matter what the circumstances. There should be no discretion whatsoever. Anyone who does it should be charged and found guilty before even going before a judge or jury. They then should be locked up for life with no parole. It’s the only way to keep our Police safe.

      Posted by: Ken of Caversham 5:10pm today
      Comment 11 of 16

      http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/comments/0,21590,25211132-948,00.html

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      • What about cyber bullying?

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        • Frank Calabrese says:

          Yeah, some of the comments on bothe Perh Now and Const Butcher’s Facebook page border on Cyberbullying and Racial Vilifications of the McCleods who even though they were dropkicks, they were found not guilty by a proper jury trial.

          I suppose the Sattler Youth woyld prefer Justice Guantanimo Bay Style.

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  36. Rolly says:

    Voluminous profile?
    Her bloody head’s voluminous from all angles!

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  37. Cookster says:

    Even more voluminous this morning Rolly. Love that word voluminous. Voluminous boozies – now that’s a better picture to dwell on…

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  38. Was she funny? And why did they back out of ringtone?

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    • skink says:

      I heard the original pisstake (l posted a link above to the podcast)

      they didn’t take the piss out of her accent, they just took the piss out of how bad the ad was, and kept replaying it. Over and over.

      what happened on Nova was bad, but…

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  39. skink says:

    I listened to the podcast, and that thing is a total crock.

    set up from both sides, with telephone conversations that just happened to be recorded. their faux shock at being tolded they have been ‘pranked’ is half-hearted at best

    perhaps she did threaten legal action unless they allowed her on air to show what a good sport she is, plus get some more free advertising.

    more brand management from Pessimal Patti: “I will be everywhere”

    does anyone out there have the technical chops to make a ringtone out of the podcast?

    http://mefeedia.com/entry/reheated-26-03-2009/15869434

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  40. David Cohen says:

    Well, it’s Friday and still no Chong phone song from Ringmaster TLA.

    I am outraged.

    I wouldn’t relinquish my Burke tone, but I might slip into Chong for the weekend.

    Come on TLA: we want free stuff and we want it now.

    Hurry up hurry up.

    Otherwise you may receive a “special visit” from sone “union identities” for “frank and constructive talks”.

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  41. I don’t want a Patti ringtone. Download audacity. Edit. Export. Upload.

    Now a Wattsie ringtone eg “G’day folks!” I might do.

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  42. skink says:

    Lovers of Leather!

    I learnt a new skill today and have created an MP3 of the Merry’s ad which can be used as a ringtone.

    I will send to LA, but I am guessing that he will not want to post it, so you can email me via the Facebook site if you want a copy

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      I just knew it would be about Liu :-)

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      • Frank Calabrese says:

        Well she has mentioned she is friends with, and has defended police officers :-)

        * Patti Chong
        * March 18, 2009
        * 09:45 AM

        In response to Will Somers, I do not know you and have never met you but it appears you are such a cynical man. I attended the rally because many police officers are my friends and I still prosecute. I wanted to give my friends support at what I believe in and to see and write from my personal experience and not hysteria whipped up by vested interests.

        http://blogs.watoday.com.au/theverdict/2009/03/the_state_versu.html

        So she is speaking police speak :-)

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  43. skink says:

    at the conclusion of the last finale?

    nice post by Leather Lover Cookster

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  44. skink says:

    send me your email address via facebook and I’ll slip you the merchandise.

    everything in Merry’s is 100% pure cow, you have Patti’s word on it, so that must include the lady herself.

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  46. Frank Calabrese says:

    Considering I have a vested personal interest in the case mentioned by La Chong, it should be pointed out that she represented the young person mentioned in her article, and I believe he was represented pro-bono by her.

    http://blogs.watoday.com.au/theverdict/2009/06
    /to_err_is_human.html

    Oh and the Kahuna interviewed him as well.

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  47. Has a blast from a shotgun turned his life around Frank?

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      Who knows, but according to media reports he is going out with the guy who was shot 16 yr old Daughter. And note, TWAT, nor Perth Now covered the verdict on Tuesday.

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      • MugPunter says:

        Click here to listen to 6PR’s Simon Beaumont interview Michael Guppy, the teenager who did the home invasion and assault, after he was spared going to jail. Apparently he’s no longer involved with the co-offender’s daughter anymore. Beaumont admits that he was backgrounded by Ms Chong before the interview and invites Guppy to talk about his ‘rough childhood’ etc. Afterwards he seems to praise the kid for expressing remorse. A bit soft I thought. The one talkback caller recorded at the end wasn’t impressed much by it all either.

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  48. Frank Calabrese says:

    Has a blast from a shotgun turned his life around Frank?</blockquote?

    I should point out that it was my Uncle, whose home was home invaded by these Dickwads. While I agree with La Chong on Mandatory Sentencing in general terms, her use of this case without declaring her role in it is somewhat disturbing.

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    • Bento says:

      Franco – I purchased some of your uncle’s port on the weekend just gone, not realising who the nice old gent was. It will now taste that much sweeter, knowing it was crafted by a sharp-shooting adversary of La Chong.

      Cheers!

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  49. Frank Calabrese says:

    [Franco – I purchased some of your uncle’s port on the weekend just gone, not realising who the nice old gent was. It will now taste that much sweeter, knowing it was crafted by a sharp-shooting adversary of La Chong.]

    When did you go ? If it was in the afternoon, you would’ve seen me there wheelchair and all :-)

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      And it depends which old gent served you, if it was the one with the hat, that was my dad :-)

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    • Bento says:

      No, it was in the morning. I like to get a few draughts of firewater under my belt before lunch, to keep the anger levels up.

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      • Frank Calabrese says:

        And the good thing about our wine is there is no preservative 220 added to our wines, so you can get drunk as a skunk, and you’ll suffer no headaches whatsoever, and the wines are made to the old fasioned italian way as well.

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        • Cookster says:

          Frank, am I the only one who doesn’t know your Uncle and where he retails this fine wine???

          Just picked up your facebook message too – sorry… been doing that pushing shit uphill with a toothpick thang again…

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        • Bento says:

          Then it must have been something I ate that left me wishing I was dead for most of Monday, capable only of light filing duties and forwarding emails.

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          • Yes, most likely food poisoning.

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            • David Cohen says:

              You too, Bento?

              I think there’s a strengthening trend of allergies to alcoholic drinks. I know a lot of additives are in booze, which is why I drink German beer.

              On Rottnest I’d have four bottles of red a night – and the next morning I’d feel terrible: pounding head, dry tongue, glassy eyes. An allergy I tell you.

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              • Frank Calabrese says:

                All caused by Preservative 220 :-)

                220
                E220 Sulphur dioxide Preservative. Occurs naturally in the atmosphere and as a pollutant gas from combustion processes, sulphur dioxide is implicated in formation of acid rain and has a choking odour. Derived from coal tar; all sulphur drugs are toxic and restricted in use (in USA, FDA** prohibits their use on raw fruits and vegetables), produced by combustion of sulphur, hydrogen sulphide or gypsum; known to provoke gastric irritation, nausea, diarrhoea, skin rash, asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1 (thiamin), and should be avoided by anyone suffering from conjunctivitis, bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, or cardiovascular disease. Typical products are beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, potato products. Similar functional properties are displayed by the sulphites (E221-E227). Other names: sulphur superoxide.

                http://www.mbm.net.au/health/200-290.htm

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  50. Frank Calabrese says:

    Frank, am I the only one who doesn’t know your Uncle and where he retails this fine wine???

    Just watch any recent TV News coverage of the case and you will see where it is located :-)

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/06/16/2600173.htm

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  51. Rolly says:

    A classic example of the “advertorial”, Frank :D

    Outrage must be proud of you.

    I, too, will call around the next time I’m out in that neck of the woods.

    Cin Cin!

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  52. poor lisa says:

    I normally hate chong day but was pleasantly surprised to find this was all about red wine instead of the pat.

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  53. Snuff says:

    I can’t get near the net these Thursdays until after hours, and so when I logged on I similarly thought, “Oh, the thread about that woman whom the more I read about her the less inclined I am to ever find out who she is has gone off again.”

    I’d rather read about Frank’s family’s grog any day, plus I get to show the best ever Serbian breathalyser fail.

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  54. orbea says:

    Patti has gone vegan

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  55. Bento says:

    Looks like La Chong is just writing her own copy today.

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  56. Frank Calabrese says:

    Here is La Chong on West TV’s Undercurrents.

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    • sharon says:

      Patti has “pulling power”, and is a gay icon. Two things I didn’t know about her.
      I also note that she “likes a level playing field” yet has no issue with jumping queues by utilising her notoriety. Same sort of thing Kizon would do isn’t it?

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    • skink says:

      Is this advertorial?

      oh Lordy, she’s still pitching to be a judge. I would have thought that her comments about the treatment of her former husband by the CCC would have queered that for her, not to mention the furniture ads and the relentless self-promotion. ‘I’ve got the qualifications and all the characteristics necessary to be a judge.’ Are modesty and discretion necessary character traits for a judge? Is being the laughing stock of your profession a hindrance? I note that she didn’t answer whether she had ambitions to elected office. Small mercies.

      and I’ve been to that restaurant. It’s distinctly underwhelming.

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  57. The Legend 101 says:

    Maybe this is behind the furniture there being stupid, Ikea can beat this lady in one shot!

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