Open Forum: March 5, 2011

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  1. JC

    Looks like the GOP will win the battle in Wisconsin against public sector union barbarism.

    Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Union Bargaining

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704629104576191003890014010.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

  2. Rococo Liberal

    JC

    Isn’t the Wisconsin crisis amazing?

    If a party here in Oz did what the Dems did, the Monarch’s representative would sack them and/or call a fresh election.

    Maybe the Westminster system is better after all.

  3. Rococo Liberal

    JC

    Another question. I was away the day at you christened Ms Gillard ‘Dick Bum’ May I ask why you chose that soubriquet, when ‘seriously deranged gittess’ or ‘total fornication head’ or even just ‘berk’ were available?

  4. JC

    RL

    But you’re also dealing with the worst political party in the world. I think that in lots of ways the Demolition party is a racket and ought to be charged under RICCO laws.

    People would never have believed their reps would pull such a stunt hence there being no cure.

    However I’m sure that the next thing that will be done will be to ensure that never happens again.

  5. JC

    Actually I derived it from one of CL’s or Gab’s comments and thought Duck Bum sounded good. She kinda walks around like a duck.

    I can’t recall what s/he came up with, but hey in this sort of thing I like to share the stage equally with other talented individuals.

  6. JC

    Oh yea it just came to me. CL or Gab came up with Duck Bottom and I just short of shortened it to Duck Bum.

  7. C.L.

    Gab inaugurated Duck Bum.

  8. Rococo Liberal

    sorry … Duck Bum

  9. Rococo Liberal

    JC

    Isn’t the Wisconsin dispute really about Dem funding? Even though some media ignore the point, I seem to remember reading that one of the things the Repubs are doing is stopping the practice where every public servant, even if he or she doesn’t belong to a union, has to pay dues to the union as a condition of employment. These dus are used to fund Dem pollies who then use their power to give more wages and benfits to the public sector employees.

  10. JC

    No she didn’t, i did. Retract immediately Cl 🙂

    Someone came up with Duck Bottom which I changed to Duck Bum.

  11. Gabrielle

    I always thought Duck Bum/Bottom was created by the talented JC.

  12. JC

    Yep. RL.

    It was a round robin of never ending public funding from the public sector moochers to their enablers on the political side.

    It’s a never ending spigot of sourcing funds without there even being a conflict of interest, as the Demolition party was directly involved in the heist. They had no conflict in this form of theft of public monies.

    Public sector donations to the Demolition party meant a never ending boon doggle for the both the party and the unions.

    It’s so fucking sickening you need a bucket.

    Even FDR refused to countenance public sector en masse bargaining because even he saw the dishonesty it would create.

  13. JC

    accepted of course 🙂

    The endearing thing about these sorts of things is that it pisses off leftwingers when they see their dear leaders disparaged like so and I always remind them of their own collective guilt.

    I always strive to do better then they do as its in my competitive makeup.

  14. C.L.

    Bolt interviews Jill Duggan – Europe’s ‘Director-General of Climate Action’ – and completely beclowns the poor woman.

  15. jtfsoon

    My God

    How can you accept a job as the DG of Climate Action and not at least bother familiarising yourself with all the models and their estimates? She should be able to recite the numbers in her sleep by now

  16. dover_beach

    Sterling work by Bolt.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    She should be able to recite the numbers in her sleep by now

    Especially so since all the numbers are just pulled from their rectums.

  18. C.L.

    The Wisconsin triumph and the head of NPR’s CEO.

    What a disastrous week for lefties in the US.

  19. Gabrielle

    Senior Labor boys not happy with Gillard and have a ‘please explain’ list of grievances.

    The success of the Prime Minister’s visit to the US is being offset by increasing internal Government debate over at least three points of complaint.

    They are:

    * The early push on climate change policy without detailed policy back-up
    * The endorsement of the Greens which is putting inner-city Labor seats in further peril
    * The tolerance for Greens whose public comments have embarrassed the Government

  20. dover_beach

    Joyce Slocum, senior vice president of legal affairs and general counsel, would take over as interim chief executive.

    I feel sorry for ‘Pussy’.

  21. Tillman

    Which Pussy? Big Pussy Bonpensiero?

  22. Tillman

    Or Little Pussy Malanga?

  23. dover_beach

    Mrs Slocum/ Slocombe’s Pussy, Tillers, from Are You Being Served?

  24. C.L.

    Ah, they don’t make comedy like that any more.

  25. Tillman

    Thank god for small blessings.

  26. dover_beach

    That’s quality, that is.

  27. Myrddin Seren

    Composta

    Translation

    Stewed Fruit.

    Which is what you can put in a fruit cake.

  28. Myrddin Seren

    Australia leads

    The world follows

    Someone else has graduated from the Ken Henry school of resource industry nurturing

  29. Gabrielle

    Alene Composta
    to me sounds like
    A Lean Composter

  30. Does her “that’s it” post announcing her retirement sound like part of a parody? I can’t see it myself, but the whole episode is strange (esp the source of the photo.)

    Meanwhile, the BBC’s new headline of the day is:

    How man ‘lost his penile spines’

    Something we’ve no doubt all wondered about at times.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    Steve it’s quite obviously a parody and Bolt and Blair have been involved in the stitch up. Well played.

  32. It’s a weird form of parody if you ask me.

  33. Infidel Tiger

    Because you agree with everything Alene Composta writes and can’t see the joke?

  34. Frankly, I just don’t see that a parodist would put so much effort into so many posts which are not obvious parodies in order to suck people into the later posts which people think are parodies.

    And as I started with this morning, do you think Bolt and Blair approve of a parody that goes so far as imagining what it was like for Abbott to be anally raped by priests?

  35. C.L.

    Hey lawyers: why can’t this ‘doctor’ be named?

  36. C.L.

    Its elaborate nature is the weak link, Steve, you’re right. That’s a helluva lot of work to do just for the Unleashed sting.

  37. daddy dave

    Gab inaugurated Duck Bum.

    Correct. The very first time I saw or heard that nickname was here, by Gab. It was when she was referencing Julia Gillard’s first publicly recorded lie, when she claimed not to know about Abbott’s impending visit to Afghanistan. It caught on like grassfire in summer.

    Jeez, time flies… I’d completely forgotten about that lie by Gillard.

  38. Gabrielle

    Daddy Dave maybe I’m loosing the memory, however I always thought that JC introduced the term.

  39. Gabrielle

    am also losing spelling memory

  40. JC

    Dad.

    Gab came up with duck bottom, not duck bum. Is it worth being so pedantic?

    In any event Duck bottom is far more creative than the obvious derivative.

    ——–

  41. Jc

    Steve

    Stop being a moron. The talented artist that committed the spoof was using blair a bolt to create a provenance to go after bigger game.

    His intention was to soemhow make his brief appearance credible and e only way do so with the ABC and fairfax lefties was to get stuck into bolt and blair. The moment e did that he was with the in crowd.

    This was attempt to satisfy his own evil sense of humor and for no one else.

    And of course the only person so evil is the bunyip.

    Stop being a moron. He used a pic from some gal selling genital warts cures

  42. daddy dave

    Is it worth being so pedantic?

    we must assign credit where it’s due. And since it’s kind of a sexist insult, truth be told, the fact that it was bestowed by another woman provides a figleaf of cover.

  43. daddy dave

    His intention was to soemhow make his brief appearance credible and e only way do so with the ABC and fairfax lefties was to get stuck into bolt and blair.

    I must remember that, if I ever perpetrate a hoax.

  44. JC

    the fact that it was bestowed by another woman provides a figleaf of cover.

    Ummmmm Oh yea. Good work Gab.

    ————

    Damn Ipad again

    Bunyip’s hoax was nothing like that idiot Tig Tog.

    This was a serious attempt to cause damage to the ABC or Fairfax and I reckon he’s pissed it was exposed.

    I bet that evil bunyip is hatching up something else , just as we speak in about a year once all this is forgotten.

    He’s so freaking good I feel humbled even mentioning him.

  45. JC

    And look who he was trying to snare. This dude was really after some big fish.

    HAVE just sent this little note to Tim Flannery:

    Dear Dr Flannery,
    I recently started blogging and, because I am fearful of what will happen if we don’t reduce carbon pollution, I write regularly about this topic. Today an item of mine was reproduced in part on Tim Blair’s blog, which is funded by Rupert Murdoch (as you might expect). When I followed the links to his site (a place I usually avoid), I found the most disrespectful and appalling picture of you. Same thing at Bolt’s cesspit, too.

    My question is why don’t you sue? Murdoch has a lot of money and his minions hold you up constantly to ridicule and encourage people to have contempt for everything you stand for. With our country ravaged by floods and fire, your message is vital.

    Personally, I think Murdoch’s contempt for reason and science and the peer-review process invalidates any claim he has to engage in “free” speech. As Commissioner of the Clime Change Council, perhaps you could suggest restrictions on what Murdoch and his monkeys can say. This would leave us with the Fairfax papers and the ABC, and I do not think you can find better sources of information than them.
    Sincerely,
    etc etc

    Think of the damage there could have been if Flattery had replied with an indiscreet email and Composta published it all innocent like.

    This dude was after marlin.

  46. Pedro the Ignorant

    Arlene Composta is shaping up to be the 21st century Ern Malley.

    The online furor about the identity of “Arlene”, whether it is a parody or the work of a deranged lefty ratbag, and who is the “real” author (Bunyip?) is more entertaining than any of the dross emanating from Canberra so far this year.

    Bolt and Blair are milking it for all it is worth, and good on them.

  47. JC

    Oh shit… I forgot about that. Teach me to stick a sunset clause in next time.

    I guess I’d stick to my word. However I would like to know the identity and the person would have to prove to me they were the hoaxer beyond doubt.

  48. Infidel Tiger

    If it’s Bunyip, you’ll be sweet. I doubt they’ll reveal their name. Time to double down!

  49. JC

    Double down?… why the fuck for? The hoax has happened. We know it’s a hoax so why tempt the fucker to knock on my door and collect 6G?

    That would be insane.

  50. JC

    Of course it’s Bunyip. He’s the only evil fucker that would do such a thing while not aspiring to any public glory and doing it for personal kicks.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    $6k to get a regular column. You know you want to!

  52. JC

    Hey infidel..

    Have you noticed how upset Steve the conservative is over the prank.

    The moron starts off that it’s not a prank… he has his doubts and then finally when its obvious it is a prank (seeing even the Alene’s pic came straight out of a genital warts blog- he says he thinks it’s not well done anyway. He’s such an idiot that he’s basically taken up arms where Homer left off after he was bounced for being too stupid to post here.

  53. JC

    $6k to get a regular column. You know you want to!

    What?

  54. sdfc

    The photo from the genital warts blog was the icing on the cake.

    A sensational effort all round.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Offer $6k to anyone who can get a hoax column running in Fairfax,

  56. Pedro the Ignorant

    Hear, hear, SDFC.

    I haven’t sniggered so much since I had to read “Portnoy’s Complaint” as a school project.

    Wonderful stuff.

    (BTW, I have just unleashed my “Inner Demon”, some marketing guru’s idea of an inspirational message to Perth footy club members).

  57. JC

    IT

    Dude, almost every column in Fairfax is a hoax. We’d have hoaxers jumping over themselves trying to collect the loot.

    Every single one of the regular columnists is a con artist.

  58. C.L.

    The only thing that threw me (having not read all her posts) was the sheer patience required to write all of that stuff as blog background for the grand sting.

    We are obviously talking about a master.

  59. JC

    A Master:

    When our PM made the decision ten days ago I thought to myself, “How low will the reactionaries go, the deniers and the corporatist lapdogs, and how soon will they start.”
    I didn’t have long to wait.

    These assaults on our PM are nothing but sexism and woman-hatred. The outpouring of Tea Party-style hate could easily lead to violence, sooner or later. If our PM introduces the licensing of commentators and a peer-review panel of media professionals (Laura Tingle, Phillip Adams, Virginia Trioli, Mike Carlton, Hartcher, for example) to determine what constitutes “fair free speech” and to stamp out the noxious, inappropriate variety, I would support her 100%.
    Alene Composta |

  60. sdfc

    Are you guys in for a better year Pedro?

  61. Gabrielle

    A Winning! Master with Tiger Blood 🙂

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Are you guys in for a better year Pedro?

    They will be if they use the same performance enhancing drugs as they dirty cheating Swan Districts bastards.

  63. C.L.

    I heard today that Charlie Sheen’s contract ensures he’ll be paid millions – perhaps tens of millions – a year in royalties for all Two & A Half Men eps in syndication, for as long as they are in sindication. Further, that he gets paid whilesoever the show airs, whether or not he’s in it.

    WINNING!

  64. Infidel Tiger

    And he’s been offered a chance to direct his girlfriends in a porno: BI-WINNING.

  65. C.L.

    Oh, and it was reported yesterday that he’s signed a big deal for merch – coffee cups, posters, caps, all sorts of crap. The product will feature WINNING! and various other utterances. ‘Tiger Blood’, meanwhile is now a hip new drink on the US club circuit.

  66. Gabrielle

    Dying is bad for the ‘viroment according to Labor MLA Carryn Sullivan.

    So what does she recommend?

    More environmentally friendly methods of burial include using simple wooden or biodegradable cardboard coffins, liquefying a corpse through chemical treatment or even freezing and “shattering” it into a fine powder using vibrations.

    As Bolt says: They;re mad, you know.

  67. Pedro the Ignorant

    SDFC, lots of enthusiasm around the club, some pretty good recruiting from the Perth zone, a new local lad coach who has come up through the ranks of juniors and colts, and a couple of good senior players returning to the fold.

    Like every season for the last 30 years, I am confident and buoyant.

  68. Pedro the Ignorant

    BTW, SDFC, at a recent gabfest at Lathlain, some hevyweight footy people were less than complimentary about Andrew Jarman’s contribution to the senior team over the last couple of years.

    You wouldn’t have heard a thing last year at this time.

    A serious worry is the AFL proposal that the Dockers and Eagles field “reserve” teams in the WAFL in 2012. Goodbye WAFL if that bullshit gets up, but I fear the big money will prevail.

    When WAFL club members are asked to chip in to buy socks for the U16’s and requests volunteers to clean up after home games, the promise of a a six figure payout from the the AFL money is pretty hard to resist,

    We now return Catallaxy comments back to less parochial matters. . . . . . . .

  69. Troy

    Have you heard about the proposed legislation which may effectively result in criminalising possession of any plant from which drugs may be derived? Know your weeds? Got any wattles? I not long ago received this email from the garden freedom website.
    Unfortunately, the deadline for submissions is today leaving no time to familiarise myself to the appropriate extent and so, settled for the group submission made from their website.
    One can’t help but suspect the possibility of a monopolistic pharmaceutical agenda aimed ultimately at outlawing the possession of legitimate herbal medicines behind this?
    Some specific herbicide contracts awaiting confirmation perhaps? Ultimately the “responsible” citizens duty to pay for needless to say.
    Criminalise plants and we become severed from our right to connect with the earth and be respectfully left with the dignity to decide for ourselves how to act responsibly.

  70. JC

    Will there be material inflation in the US. This is worrying. The monetary base which the soup that creates inflation has literally exploded.

  71. Anyone good being released from prison this year, SDFC?

  72. .

    The disturbing thing JC is before QE, you can see how accommodation literally led to a flatining of the base.

    Loose policy gets you into a very bad place which is hard to get out of.

    Maintain liquidity in a price neutral manner. That’s all.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    She scared the bejesus out of me. Cold.

  74. Gabrielle

    Politically dead woman walking Keneally launches fear campaign

    “And as grim as it is to say this, be sure to follow up on the child who has gone quiet, who is out of character, who is withdrawn, because we can no longer assume that child is protected.”[if the Coalition wins]

  75. Dopey Rand Paul hates energy efficient light bulb legislation, just like many here.

  76. jtfsoon

    steve
    if there is a carbon price there should be no need for energy efficiency laws. take your pick, one or the other. otherwise I’ll assume the green agenda really is a trojan horse for your big govt tendencies

  77. Infidel Tiger

    Keneally needs mental help. I think we can safely say she didn’t get the job for her brains.

    Steve, energy efficient ligth bulbs are an environmental nightmare and economic vandalism.

  78. RodClarke

    front page of todays’ AFR. “Businesses face random carbon audits ahead of tax”

  79. jtfsoon

    i hate the fucking special lighting they have installed in my apartment.

    firstly only two fucking shops in the whole of sydney seem to stock the bloody things. secondly they contrary to what is claimed seem to blow up much faster than the old fashioned light bulb i have on my reading lamp which has lasted forever so far.

    thirdly they take a few seconds to come on.

  80. I don’t see why the light bulb law can’t be beneficial while we (and in Rand’s case, America) stuff around on the issue of a carbon price.

    They’ll have to pry that expensive, inefficient incandescent out of your dead hands, will they Jason?

    I didn’t think you were a dopey ideologue on this issue, actually.

  81. jtfsoon

    from experience and contrary to what your ideologues claim, steve, the old fashioned light bulb lasts longer

  82. Infidel Tiger

    Inefficient and expensive? The old light bulbs were cheap as chips and threw a much better quality light.

  83. daddy dave

    seem to blow up much faster than the old fashioned light bulb

    my experience too. Glenn Reynolds (?) linked to a study proving their shorter life span a couple of weeks ago.

  84. jtfsoon

    I absolutely detest the fucking things steve.

    as I said the other problem I have with them is you enter the apartment at night or go to the loo at night, it’s pitch black and you turn on the light and it still stays pitch black for up to 10 seconds while the thing tries to flicker on.

  85. Gabrielle

    agree Jason. The halogen bulbs last about half the time compared with the old fashioned ones

  86. I don’t know the explanation for the problem with your particular apartment bulbs, Jason, but do you think it credible that the industry has fooled governments and all consumers as to life of these bulbs? I certainly am finding they have a long life, and are especially better in some downlights where (because of the heat generated, I expected) incandescents used to have a very short life.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    Changing the halogen lights is a fucking chore and a half. Not only that, but occassioanlly the transformer for them goes, which requires getting an electrician who charges like a QC around.

  88. daddy dave

    Of course it’s Bunyip. He’s the only evil fucker that would do such a thing while not aspiring to any public glory and doing it for personal kicks.

    I agree, and it’s exciting to think there’s a blogger out there waging low-profile guerrilla war on the mainstream media.

  89. Steve Edney

    my experience too. Glenn Reynolds (?) linked to a study proving their shorter life span a couple of weeks ago.

    I’m surprised people are saying that I’ve only ever had to replace 1 in a couple of years, I don’t know if they have the advertised increase in lifespan, but my experience is it certainly much bigger.

    I agree that their light quality is worse – and they take a few minutes to get to full brightness which is annoying.

  90. Halogen lights aren’t energy efficient at all, I thought.

    We’re talking Compact Fluro’s and LED’s (which are still too expensive.)

  91. jtfsoon

    the consumers have spoken steve.

    these halogen manufacturers are rent seeking parasites who would be out of business if they didn’t have the regulators on their side

  92. Gabrielle

    CFL’s throw off a weird light, Steve. Terrible when applying make-up.

  93. The time it takes to get to full brightness is a nice reminder of the sacrifices we all need to make to have an energy efficient future. 🙂

    The occasional blackout is also good for the soul. (lol)

  94. Gabrielle

    I must say, Steve, I enjoyed “Too Big For My Backyard” post today.

  95. Steve Edney

    Are we talking halogen of compact fluros? My comments were with regard compact fluros. Halogens as I understand it are only slightly more efficient than incandecent.

  96. C.L.

    I just read that Keneally speech to construction workers. It seems clear that she’s had some sort of emotional breakdown.

  97. Oh? It didn’t take much effort. I am much prouder of my 2007 anti-horse case.

  98. Gabrielle

    Unlike you, Steve, horses don’t frighten me.

  99. C.L.

    Ah, the lightbulb ban – Malcolm “Mr 14 Percent” Turnbull’s only achievement in public life.

  100. JC

    I just read that Keneally speech to construction workers. It seems clear that she’s had some sort of emotional breakdown.

    Good. No gain without pain. I love how this NSW is has been a slow car accident for labor unable to stop it.

    Was she crying, as I’m getting a little sick of labor wimin putting on the waterworks these days for political show.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    If the breakdown causes her to shed her clothes, it will be worth it.

  102. JC

    Halogen lights aren’t energy efficient at all, I thought.

    We’re talking Compact Fluro’s and LED’s (which are still too expensive.)

    I made a decent lick of cash playing the LED game and got out before the Cree crash.

    Steve the conservative from Brisbane thinks we’re goign to save the world by using expensive cold light bulbs.

    What a knuckle head.

  103. JC

    If the breakdown causes her to shed her clothes, it will be worth it.

    Was she taking them off? Huh? lol.

    Labor deserves an even bigger slapping for putting her in the Premier’s slot, because it’s more then fucking obvious why.

  104. Fran Barlow

    Your experience is curious Jason …

    My CFLs are very reliable and give adequate light very quickly. On average, they are lasting 2-3 times as long as the incandescents they replaced. I keep a spreadsheet for consumables in the house with prompts as to when to repurchase and my old incandescents were being replaced after about 4 months of usage depending on where they were)

    I have an external lamp for the backyard which does take about 10-20 seconds to get to maximum illumination, but that’s acceptable and it has lasted since July last year. The CFL on the back landing is now two years old and still working.

  105. C.L.

    Was she crying, as I’m getting a little sick of labor wimin putting on the waterworks these days for political show.

    Indeed. As if Gillard’s embarrassing vegemite and football antics in the US weren’t bad enough but the repetition of her phony flood blubbing while addressing Congress (about the moon or something) was simply cringe-inducing.

  106. C.L.

    Fran, do you believe consumers should have been given the choice as to which sort of bulbs to use?

    If not, why not?

    [No need for 800 words, by the way].

  107. I keep a spreadsheet for consumables in the house with prompts as to when to repurchase and my old incandescents were being replaced after about 4 months of usage depending on where they were)

    Fran, your middle name isn’t “Sheldon” by any chance?

  108. Gabrielle

    blubbing while addressing Congress (about the moon

    Actually chuckled when I heard one reporter state that even Boehner was tearful during Gillard’s speech.

  109. JC

    My CFLs are very reliable and give adequate light very quickly.

    Bullshit. It’s cold hard light. Fucking awful really and LED’s are still really expensive.

    Frannie, here’s the deal.

    Buy what you want, but don’t go hiding behind that turd Bob Brown’s skirt or the dumbest senator in Australian History (Christine Milne) to force us to buy through laws what you think we should be buying.

    And yes, CL’s right. Stop the incessant babbling.

    Question:

    Can you talk under water with peddles in your mouth? I think you can.

  110. I saw the tear being shed by Boehner on TV last night. Mind you, I think he cries while reversing out the driveway every morning.

  111. Gabrielle

    Boehner cries at the mere mention of Hallmark cards, Steve.

  112. JC

    I saw the tear being shed by Boehner on TV last night. Mind you, I think he cries while reversing out the driveway every morning.

    He does doesn’t he. It’s a little disconcerting and the GOP should get rid of him and install Eric Cantor as house speaker.

    But here’s the thing. I very much doubt that he runs off to get a botox shot every morning before Congress sits like Botox Pelosi.

  113. jtfsoon

    Isn’t it cute when Homer thinks he has a ‘gotcha’ moment? (the audacity of stupid)

    http://clubtroppo.com.au/2011/03/07/the-curious-revival-of-ayn-rand/#comment-427180

    tfsoon said:

    Homer
    Try not to be silly as Brad De Short.

    It would be hypocrisy if she had protested against the cutting off of benefits or cheated in getting those benefits. It would be hypocrisy if she had gone to work for the departments administering those benefits.

    But there is no reason why an advocate of limited government needs to put themselves at a net disadvantage relative to similarly situated taxpayers entitled to the same benefits under current laws. She paid her taxes like everyone else and is entitled legally to the same benefits so there is no reason she shouldn’t apply for them.

  114. jtfsoon

    and

    jtfsoon said:

    Brad De Short’s comments about Robert Bork are also pretty stupid. Bork is a Chicago school economist so he may have thoughts about the inefficiency of current tort law settings in the US. I doubt his arguments are solely moralistic as characterised by the increasingly shrill De Short. There is again no reason why making critical comments about a law obliges you to refrain from benefiting from it. If such a silly social norm evolved, governments could get away with every petty little tyranny because only ascetics would feel up to the task of commenting on policy.

  115. JC

    Jason

    I must say that I’m impressed that Homer has at least learnt how to link now.

    He certainly is a fast learner.

  116. I check in on Sandmonkey hoping to find a new post. He hasn’t posted since Mubarack pissed off.

    Nothin’. So I go to the comments to maybe find some news and get:

    It nice to see your stand is succeeding. Keep up the effort. Treat yourself or your lover to a special treat at playtimeonline uk online adult shop

    The thrill of geopolitics in the internet age.

  117. Tillman

    I keep a spreadsheet for consumables in the house with prompts as to when to repurchase and my old incandescents were being replaced after about 4 months of usage depending on where they were)

    Holy shit. You are organised for damn sure. Can you help Steve with his taxes?

  118. Climate change denier Minchin still at it; fortunately will leave soon:

    The former solicitor and Liberal Party heavyweight has his own global climate view and quoted a professor from the University of Alabama to back it up. “The facts are, if you look at the satellite data, the world has not actually warmed,” he said.

    No one serious argues that.

  119. quoted a professor from the University of Alabama

    You kinda make your opposition’s case for them if you do that.

  120. C.L.

    It nice to see your stand is succeeding. Keep up the effort. Treat yourself or your lover to a special treat at playtimeonline uk online adult shop.

    I had no idea Steve was a Sandmonkey reader.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    University of Alabama

    On a global scale it’s as impressive or more so than any Australian Tertiary Factory.

  122. C.L.

    You kinda make your opposition’s case for them if you do that.

    It’s far better than most Australian ‘universities’ – like Harry’s La Trobe, for example.

    The University of Alabama has consistently ranked as a top 50 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and has a selectivity rating of “more selective”. In the 2011 US News and World Report, UA is ranked 79th among all colleges in the nation. The University of Alabama ranked 12th in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars in 2007. Seven University of Alabama students were named to the 2008 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team, the most of any school. This year’s team brings UA’s total for the last six years to 31, a figure that tops all other colleges and universities. In addition to this year, UA had the most students on the list in 2006 with six and in 2005 and 2003, both with five. In 2007, UA tied with Washington University-St. Louis for the most team members with four. In 2004, with four students on the team, UA came in second only to Harvard.

    A ranking of colleges and universities, published in the May 19, 2008 edition of Forbes magazine, ranks the University of Alabama seventh in the nation among public universities. The ranking also places UA 42nd among all national universities, both public and private. According to both the 2008 and the 2009 US News and World Report America’s Best Colleges Edition college rankings, UA had the highest ranking of any university in the state of Alabama. In fact, among all public universities in the US, the University of Alabama is ranked #37, according to the 2009 USNWR America’s Best Colleges Edition, up from its national ranking of #41 the previous year.

    UA graduates include 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Goldwater Scholars, nine Truman Scholars, one Gates Scholar, one Portz Scholar, and one Udall Scholar. Published reports have ranked UA among the top four flagship universities in the Southeast and among the nation’s top 25 public flagship universities in terms of minority enrollment.

  123. He’s referring to Spencer and/or Cristy, and both of them have come in for some serious debunking on Skeptical Science recently.

    Not that Nick would know.

  124. Christy.

    Jeez, and people have the hide for telling Fran to shorten her posts. CL can cut and paste hundreds of words and no one except me tells him he’s a tedious bore for doing so.

  125. C.L.

    Not only is Nick a ‘climate change’ denier but I believe he’s personally responsible for the recent floods. Minchin and coal mines. And Palin.

    … and the University of Alabama.

  126. C.L.

    Steve’s strange war on citation continues.

    What university did you go to, old fella?

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Steve, go and debunk yourself, you tax evading moocher.

  128. C.L.

    Bolt beclowns Labor ‘climate change’ spokeswarmy Nick Dreyfus.

  129. C.L.

    Bolt beclowns the government’s hypocritical ‘climate change’ spokesman Mark Dreyfus.

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Steve graduated from the Ponds Institute.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Gotta love these beta boys who can’t stand women criticising other women. One would almost have to call them snivelling little bitches.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    Bugger. Wrong thread.

  133. IT, Abbott was offering to do exactly the same for Wilkie in Tasmania.

    Just gotta live with it. Catallaxy: home of the sorest election losers in the Australian blogosphere.

  134. Infidel Tiger

    I strongly disapprove of Abbott doing that too.

    At least we don’t cry about the weather, Steve.

  135. Gabrielle

    IIRC, Gillard offered $10 billion to capture their support back in September.

  136. jtfsoon

    One would almost have to call them snivelling little bitches.

    That’s no way to talk about steve. He ain’t that bad

  137. Hey, I didn’t even buy into the Judith/Gab criticism at the other thread.

  138. .

    http://clubtroppo.com.au/2011/03/07/the-curious-revival-of-ayn-rand/#comment-427184

    W.G. Grace said:

    Is de Short’s wife writing his blog yet?

    Posted on 11-Mar-11 at 10:49 am

  139. Tillman

    Steve, I personally don’t care where you went to uni.

    What I care about is the fact that you have an outstanding HECS debt from 1987.

    Time for you to carry your weight, sunshine.

  140. jtfsoon

    Hang on, Tillers.
    When Steve went to uni the Commonwealth was only handing out scholarships

  141. I see Tony Abbott had a “your say” blog at the Daily Tele yesterday. Mostly (as Catallaxy people other than me like to say) a tongue bath, but I note this hypocrisy. On a question where someone says “how much difference will a carbon tax make on temperatures” (and impliedly answers it as none) Tony responds:

    Good point. People shouldn’t act out of mere environmental vanity

    Blithely ignoring the fact that his policy is to meet the same targets by spending government money. If he’s saying the carbon tax is “environmental vanity” his own policy fails exactly the same way.

  142. Actually, I slipped through in the fee free period. Lucky, hey?

  143. Tillman

    Jason, as far as Steve is concerned everything is a scholarship i.e. if someone else ain’t paying for it, he don’t want it.

  144. C.L.

    Catallaxy: home of the sorest election losers in the Australian blogosphere.

    Abbott won the election. Gillard is Australia’s only twice unelected prime minister.

    ————————

    Have a loot at the picture of Windsor and Oakeshott at IT’s link. Does Oakeshott look gay enough or what?

  145. .

    Paying interest on outstanding tax bills is more worthy of praise than an environmental vanity tax.

  146. Back to the level of high school boy analysis, hey CL?

    Do you agree with me that Abbott is hypocritical and continually tries to walk both sides of the fence on climate change? See how he answers some of the questions in that thread. Someone says there should be truly independent panel on climate change, with sceptic scientists on it too. “Interesting suggestion” says Tone.

    This morning it’s “Climate change does happen. Mankind does make a contribution” which again is mealy mouthed words designed to try to be read in favour of either camp.

    He’s not to be taken seriously on the issue. Like you.

  147. .

    Do you agree with me that Abbott is hypocritical and continually tries to walk both sides of the fence on climate change?

    No, it is an ongoing and evolving field of natural sciences study, so far related economic analysis has been unable to identify any clear demonstrable net benefit if we mitigate.

  148. C.L.

    Actually, I slipped through in the fee free period.

    LOL. Steve was denouncing ‘free-riders’ here last week in relation to the Rodent’s carbon dioxide tax.

    So why didn’t you make a donation to the tax office after the completion of your ‘education,’ Steve? You know, not because it would have fixed the problem but because it would have set an example for others to follow?

  149. dover_beach

    He’s referring to Spencer and/or Cristy, and both of them have come in for some serious debunking on Skeptical Science recently.

    Was this ‘debunking’ lead by someone called dana1981, the same person Motl eviscerated recently?

  150. It was no evisceration at all dover – just in your and Motl’s addled minds.

  151. What a lame, lame analogy by the non-serious CL.

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Steve’s angry again. He’s either out of Bovril or he’s seen another opinion poll on climate change belief.

  153. C.L.

    It was a great analogy, Steve.

    Last week you denounced alleged free-riding re the carbon dioxide tax (vis-a-vis the world).

    So after you received your ‘free’ education back in the Harold Holt era, why didn’t you make a donation to the tax office to encourage others to pull their weight?

  154. dover_beach

    What part of the evisceration didn’t you understand, Steve from B?

  155. Infidel Tiger

    Crack cocaine may send you insane, but it can also make magic.

    Charlie Sheen’s Cooking Show.

  156. I’m not going to waste time on it d-b: it was a Gish gallop with nothing new that hasn’t been dealt with elsewhere.

  157. Gabrielle

    Sheen: I don’t cook food. I will it.

    Wish I could that.

  158. Infidel Tiger

    The new theory is that Charlie may be punking everyone.

    “My body is a lock box of diamonds, uranium and assassin nobility.”

    That’s the perfect line.

  159. C.L.

    Winners stalk and kill their own food without earthly weapons. I’m not some mouth-breather in a drive-thru gorging my pie-hole on mass produced monkey grub.

    LOL.

    Actually, the Sheen salad resembles my own.

  160. dover_beach

    it was a Gish gallop with nothing new that hasn’t been dealt with elsewhere.

    My thought exactly re dana1981.

  161. No he’s not: his last “show” in which he attacked Lorre and others was chock full of foul and offensive abuse.

    And he’s smoking all the time still? Good. Makes smoking look like its only for the insane.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    Steve, you’ve been completely punked by the global warming lie, so excuse us if he we dismiss anything you have to offer.

  163. Gabrielle

    Sad story, Steve. that poor little girl. Her mother was leading the horse when the 2 year old got kicked.

    Are you saying the horse decided to deliberately inflict bodily harm on that poor child, Steve?

  164. Yes, I believe it’s a good working assumption that horses are evil, Gab. (I’ve been on one once. Can’t see the attraction at all.)

  165. jtfsoon

    A man is having a nervous breakdown on TV and the only thing that concerns steve is he’s good propaganda for anti-smoking

    what a Goebbels

  166. Jason, it’s merely a case of finding something good to come of it. What’s wrong with that?

  167. Gabrielle

    lol

    horses are evil

    That’s a contender for Whose line is it? Sheen or Steve from B.

  168. C.L.

    “…he attacked Lorre and others… was chock full of foul and offensive abuse.”

    Actually, Steve, his passive-aggressive slandering of people who disagree with his crazy opinions resembles your own m.o. Sheen’s a nut but he is yet to blame an individual for the weather or attribute anthropomorphic malice to horses. His smoking is equivalent to Tim Flannery’s Gaia habit: “Good. Makes global warming look like its only for the insane.”

  169. Infidel Tiger

    I’m pitching a new reality show: Steve from B and Charlie Sheen spend a long weekend together at The Sober Valley Ranch*. Much hilarity ensues.

    *Sheen’s hacienda.

  170. dover_beach

    What CL and Jason said. Oh, alright, what IT and Gab said too.

  171. Bloody hell – there is nothing “passive-aggressive” about Sheen. No one here uses the term accurately.

  172. BTW Gab: I’ve long made my dislike of horses clear at my blog – that I elevate it to assuming they are evil amuses me, but people can’t see tongues in cheeks on the internet.

    But it is indeed true that people seem to underestimate the danger of horses. People joke about motor cycle drivers being temporary Australians, but:

    Interestingly, the overall risk of injury from horse-related activity has been determined to be greater than that of car racing or riding a motorcycle, and the rate of hospitalisation from falls from a horse equivalent to that from playing rugby.

  173. JC

    BTW Gab: I’ve long made my dislike of horses clear at my blog

    They no doubt scare you steve?

  174. Oh, I know all about your passion for them, JC. (Winks in an understanding fashion.)

  175. C.L.

    Steve, should horses be banned?

  176. Gabrielle

    Steve

    There are risks with all sorts of activities. You seem to single out horses. They’re evil after all.

    Brian agrees with you.

    Now Steve, tell me, do you believe cats and dogs are evil too?

  177. Tillman

    Surprisingly, Steve is correct. Unsurprisingly, CL is wrong.

    Saying Sheen is passive-aggressive is like saying Jeffrey Dahmer had a social adjustment disorder.

    Hiya, Chuckie Cheeseball. Where ya hiding, silly clown? Behind your narcissism? Your greed? Your hatred of yourself or women? […] I see you behind your desperate desire to be liked. ‘Forget love — that ship sailed when you were born,’ to use one of your stupid and unfunny jokes. Good luck with those tin cans, Shitbrain, in the mush mouth of some pathetic carcass you so arrogantly attempt to trade out for this warlock.

    If that’s passive-aggressive, I’d hate to see him being aggressive-aggressive.

  178. Tillman

    Steve thinks the only thing funnier than a horse kicking a little girl is a fully loaded passenger jet flying into a mountain.

  179. C.L.

    Blowing up dead bodies and putting corpses on your roof.

    I’m loving the latest policies from the ‘climate change’ movement.

    These are the people who make fun of Sarah Palin.

  180. C.L.

    Good to see the passive-aggressive Steve/Tillman bromance is back on.

    WINNING.

  181. Gabrielle

    I don’t believe Steve has indicated anywhere that he found the horse story funny, Tillman.
    But he was reprehensible enough to use it in a silly attempt to score points.

  182. C.L.

    Oh, hang on – it’s off again.

  183. No, I didn’t present the girl injured by horse story as funny at all; and the airline crash would only be funny if it was a Dreamliner and a Boeing shareholding JC was having a cigarette on the mountain at the same time, Tillman.

    Hey, you do realise that by claiming I have a sick sense of humour regarding airplane crashes, you have chosen to align yourself with CL in one of his stupider lines of attack? Very odd.

  184. C.L.

    The world’s stupidest newspaper is being sued for libel after accusing man who prevented a leftist terrorist attack on the RNC of having been part of the plot.

    Darby is seeking unspecified damages from the money-losing newspaper. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in state court in Hays County, Texas, outside Austin.

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/10/hero-sues-new-york-times-for-accusing-him-of-complicity-in-terrorism/

  185. C.L.

    It wasn’t a ‘line of attack,’ Steve, you crazy old coot. You said a Dreamliner crash would be “funny.”

  186. Tillman

    I don’t believe Steve has indicated anywhere that he found the horse story funny, Tillman.

    Gab, if you want to be fair, this ain’t the place to do it. I’m sure there’s some website dedicated to unicorns and fairies and eating chocolate cupcakes and sharing pictures of rainbows where people are always scrupulously fair and no one ever accuses anyone of laughing at a horse kicking a girl.

    But that ain’t how we roll at the Cat. Dig?

  187. Gabrielle

    Steve

    Brian ( also of “Horses are evil” fame) says

    I am, apparently the only one who knows their true nature.

    You had better correct Brian on this egregious assertion, pronto.

  188. Gabrielle

    Tillman

    I’m sure there’s some website dedicated to unicorns and fairies and eating chocolate cupcakes and sharing pictures of rainbows

    Please nominate your favourite site.

  189. JC

    It wasn’t a ‘line of attack,’ Steve, you crazy old coot. You said a Dreamliner crash would be “funny.

    All tied to hoping i’d lose money for being long of Boeing at the time. How bitter and twisted can you get when you hope a plane load of people fall out of the sky so that it would cause a blog commentator to take a loss.

  190. Yes, Gab, that Brian may be onto something. I thought they were just born evil, but Brian seems to envisage that they have to learn the magic by which they control people into believing they are harmless.

    I can well imagine the demonic scene of horses meeting in a horsey coven in the night forest, lit only by human skull candle holders, initiating the young foals into their evil lifestyle….

  191. Gabrielle

    lol good imagination, Steve. Shame you use it for evil rather than good.

  192. Fran Barlow

    Gabrielle said:

    Alene Composta to me sounds like A Lean Composter

    Interestingly Gabrielle, Alene Composta is an anagram of Moose Placenta

  193. Tiger – On a global scale it’s as impressive or more so than any Australian Tertiary Factory.

    For someone who takes pride in an absence of tertiary education you seem to a. take a deep interest and b. feel yourself well versed on the subject

    Suit yourself, but that’s the way it looks. Anyway you missed the point, see response to CL following.

  194. Currency Lad – The University of Alabama has consistently ranked as a top 50 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

    I’m sure that makes them simply amazing, CL. You have somewhat more trust in the ranking of universities than I do but there are two essential criteria by which you assess a university.

    One is the selectivity/job market value of grads meter – which is the important one insofar as the majority of students are concerned. The other is the quality of its research. There are 12 universities in this country which produce research of a global standard.

    How does the University of Arizona stand there. Because, in this matter, it’s pertinent criteria.

    But nevertheless you’ve missed my point, there are plenty of respectable universities in Australia and yet an Australian politician had to go all the way to the University of Alabama to find an academic who’ll back him up on a bit of anti-AGW farnarkling.

    The Yuu-nee-vers-tay of Aleebam-ba may be a peachy keen college but no-one’s ever heard of it. Why go there unless it’s to find Dr Crackpot?

  195. Gabrielle

    Fran

    That has rendered me speechless. Truly “Alene” is devious.

  196. Steve Edney


    Buy what you want, but don’t go hiding behind that turd Bob Brown’s skirt or the dumbest senator in Australian History (Christine Milne) to force us to buy through laws what you think we should be buying.

    I’m sure it was Liberal policy initiative to ban incandecent light bulbs.

  197. Tillman

    Please nominate your favourite site.

    I like this one

  198. Gabrielle

    Did Alene/Bunyip/Whomever slip in unnoticed amid the din?

    “Is it a mere accident that the letters of ’Alene Composta‘ can be shuffled around to make both ’moose placenta‘ and ’camel teaspoon‘ ? A coincidence? I think not! As every schoolboy knows, ‘camel’s foot’ bears the same meaning as ‘moose’s toe’ – as in: “Egad, my dear Lord Bunnington – when I tossed her a shilling and the drunken slapper lifted her greasy petticoats, I thought I’d entered the veritable Canadian Wilderness…” (from Raffles in Mayfair by E.W. Hornung)
    So that leaves us with ‘teaspoon’, which is an obvious reference to the shadowy semiologist Sir Leigh Teaspoon in The da Vinci Code.
    The conclusions are of course too self-evident to require further exegesis for your intelligent readership.
    Anselmo Capote of St Kilda (Reply)
    Thu 10 Mar 11 (03:07am)
    Dminor replied to Anselmo Capote
    Thu 10 Mar 11 (09:57am)

    I bow my humble self to your awesome intellect, Alene – I mean, Anselmo.”

  199. It’s worth remembering Alene did not invent the “moose” story – it was reported in the SMH as appearing in tweets from the Liberals. Alene elaborated on its meaning.

  200. Gabrielle

    True, Steve. Here’s what the SMH printed:

    “What’s it all about? Could Neeham privately refer to the Premier, Kristina Keneally, as the Moose? Neeham did not return the Herald’s call, but Canadian election history offers up a pretty good clue as to what he is on about.

    As the latest opinion polls predict Labor in NSW could be left with as few as 13 seats with a primary vote of about 23 per cent, comparisons are being drawn with the historic wipeout suffered by the former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell in 1993.

    The similarities between Keneally and Campbell, who led the Progressive Conservative party, are numerous.

    Just like Keneally’s brief 15 months at the helm in NSW, Campbell was only prime minister for four months.

    Keneally became the first female premier of NSW; Campbell was Canada’s first female prime minister.

    The similarities even extend to a street address. The official residence of the Canadian prime minister is 24 Sussex Drive. The NSW ALP headquarters, of course, are at Sussex Street.

    But more than anything, it is the epic scale of Campbell’s election loss which is causing conservatives in NSW to laugh it up at Keneally’s expense.

    Under Campbell, the Progressive Conservatives went from holding 169 seats in Parliament to only two. Campbell also lost her seat and the Progressive Conservatives lost official party status.

    So Neeham’s reference to ”Moose Day” appears to be an in-joke about the possible Coalition win on a scale of that memorably delivered in the country closely associated with the moose.”

  201. It’s worth noting that Currency Lad is an anagram for “crud larceny”, which seems strangely appropriate to me.

    (Or he could be a “curly dancer”, but it’s bringing up unpleasant associations in my mind.)

  202. C.L.

    An anagram of Steve from Brisbane is “Rabbet Envies Forms.”

    Especially Tony Abbott’s and mine.

  203. C.L.

    Adrien, you simply mocked the university because it’s in Alabama. Admit it.

  204. C.L.

    Another anagram of Steve from Brisbane is taken direct from his fantasy life:

    “Abbots Seven Firmer.”

  205. Infidel Tiger

    For someone who takes pride in an absence of tertiary education you seem to a. take a deep interest and b. feel yourself well versed on the subject

    Adrien, lack of education and knowledge has never stopped me opining on many subjects. Bullshit baffles brains.

  206. Peter Patton

    Fran

    VERY clever! I still can’t believe you are wasting your talents teaching fricking IT and what was that other thing – SHIE, or whatever.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    The Yuu-nee-vers-tay of Aleebam-ba may be a peachy keen college but no-one’s ever heard of it.

    I’d say more people have heard of it than UWA, Curtin, Murdoch, ECU, Monash, Macquarie, Newcastle, Deakin, Charles Sturt….

  208. C.L.

    Seven, you reckon? I’d be surprised.

    Other anagrams for Steve from Brisbane…

    “A Bimbos Nerves Fret.”
    “Absorb Even Firmest.”
    “Abbot Ever Firmness.”
    “Basement Bi Fervors”

  209. Gabrielle

    Rabbets Finer Moves

    lol. (Contain yourself Steve)

  210. I see infidel tiger is a “definite girl” (and many, many others). Spooky, isn’t it.

  211. Infidel Tiger

    I’m also “Riding Leftie”. Make of that what you will.

  212. Myrddin Seren

    “Alene elaborated on its meaning.”

    StevieB – That one actually brought tears of laughter to my eyes.

    I am starting to wonder whether you aren’t some artificial construct designed to give a few of the regulars a straight man to bounce off of 😉

  213. Well, I didn’t say I found the elaboration particularly plausible…

  214. C.L.

    Steve, I see another one of your anagrams aptly describes your religious advocacy here:

    “A Fibber Vents Mores.”

  215. sdfc

    Pedro

    I’m not surprised they had that opinion of Jarman.

    I was watching a Perth-Swans game on the ABC last year and Perth were five or six goals behind at three quarter time and kicking with a howler in the last and he tells them to ignore the breeze.
    Smart footballer but dumb coach it seems.

    I reckon including AFL reserves teams will fuck to competition’s integrity. Even if they don’t play for points as has been suggested.

    It gets worst. Someone at work was saying that Nesbitt was floating a Freo takeover of Peel and a West Coast takeover of Perth.

    Yobbo

    Swans are always ready to assist in the rehabilitation of gun ex-AFL footballers. Got anyone in mind?

  216. England ‘healthier than the US

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12674976

    People living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare, research published in the US has revealed.

    Across all ages, US residents tend to fare worse in terms of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease markers, data on over 100,000 people show.

    ..

  217. sdfc

    Americans eat too much and their health system is expensive and shithouse. Even prior to Obamacare which I admit I know little about.

  218. Infidel Tiger

    Public health experts suggested more generous holiday entitlements and more favourable working conditions in the UK might also play a part.

    Shoot me fucking now.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    I’d also rather live 70 years as an American than a 100 years as a Pom.

  220. JC

    Americans eat too much and their health system is expensive and shithouse.

    Dude, you’re from Perth. It’s the most isolated place on earth, so STFU with wide claims about the most complex nation on earth as you have no fucking idea.

    The US health care system is the best in the world. Nothing surpasses it, not even Cuba’s (lol).

    You really have no idea what you’re saying.

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Jesus this Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake is looking mindbogglingly bad.

  222. Michael Sutcliffe

    At least the USA hasn’t exported all the decent genetic material. Who’d be English for quids?

  223. JC

    Jesus this Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake is looking mindbogglingly bad.

    It’s a stimulus in the long run, tiger.

  224. jumpnmcar

    Jesus this Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake is looking mindbogglingly bad.
    Moonagedon aprocheth i tells ya.

  225. JC

    This may have serious financial implications for the Japanese. Their debt is 230% of GDP. How much cab the borrow or divert for the relief effort.

    This is pretty ugly all round.

  226. Infidel Tiger

    Kurihara a town of 77,000 people has been wiped from the map.

    This is terrible.

  227. JC

    IT yea it is terrible at the human level. I also fear this thing could also have some really serious global financial implications with Japan under such a huge weight of debt.

    If the Japanese debt bomb craters it’s on for young and old.

  228. C.L.

    Morgan Poll: LABOR POLE-AXED.

    Watch the video too – its shows Penny Wong repeatedly trashing a carbon tax.

  229. C.L.

    Morgan’s other finding:

    A large majority of electors (72%) agree that Prime Minister Gillard lied about the proposed carbon tax before the Federal election when she stated ‘There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead.’.

  230. .

    It keeps on getting worse. 10 m waves, 8.9 quake on the richter scale.

  231. Gabrielle

    No! Gillard changed her mind.
    Sadly, the new one is no better.

  232. C.L.

    After the Boxing Day Tsunami, Howard announced he was giving $1 billion to Indonesia – a decision hailed as rock-solid in both humanitarian and geo-strategic terms.

    Japan is just as important to us – more so.

    Do we have that sort of money to give now – following the Rudd/Swan/Gillard fiscal degeneracy?

  233. JC

    The moron thinks she’ll tough it out through to the next election, but this has he smell of Obamcare and the longer it lingers the more the voters keep getting pissed off.

    It’s not lost on the average punter that the only things these morons have done is propose more taxes and fuck up the spending on pretty much everything they’ve touched.

    Like midas in reverse, everything they touch turns to shit.

  234. JC

    Do we have that sort of money to give now – following the Rudd/Swan/Gillard fiscal degeneracy?

    Of course we don’t.

  235. Gabrielle

    Maybe they could use some of that $11.2 million announced yesterday for the revamped women’s committee.

  236. Under/Over on how many hours before Bob Brown comes on TV blaming the earthquake/tsunami on the Australian Coal Industry?

  237. daddy dave

    Holy crap! 55.5 to 44.5 2 party preferred?
    Gillard is tanking.

  238. JC

    It gets worse by the day. We now again hear there’s infighting between her and the little turd, which will be another nail in the coffin out in voter land.

    This is going to end up like NSW labor by the time these dickheads are through.

    What makes it worse is that the Indeps will hold out for longer and longer as she tanks because the Bobsey Twins fortunes lay with her holding on. They know that if an election is called they’re also done for.

    This could get quite ugly.

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