Open Forum: April 21, 2012

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  1. Tal

    I’m fighting fit Jase :) I think Graeme has been doing a bit of soul searching yeah?

  2. JC

    Of course you would, Candy. Check his stupid wiki page and find out his bithday, you dill. That way you can put your mind finally to rest.

  3. candy

    silly ol’ JC my mind is too nice to be put to rest

  4. JC

    I think Graeme has been doing a bit of soul searching yeah?

    Ummmm credit where credit is due, Tal. The idiot was a waste dump for every turgid conspiracy theory on the web and then I’m sure he told “his girls” what he found.

    No wonder they took off.

    So I helped him find his way again.

  5. JamesK

    i wonder what star sign kevni is.

    virgo on the cusp of libra but not free Candy

  6. JC

    Here candy, I’ll help you. Wiki says he was born Sept 21 1957 in a car..

    (Just kidding, he wasn’t born in a car)

    So let me check google what star sign he is.

    Google says that he’s a Virgo.

    Dunno much about star signs, but virgo doesn’t sound good.

    Is that like he’s a virgin or something?

  7. Tal

    Yes Joe I think your talents are wasted playing the market,you should become a professional mentor.

  8. JC

    virgo on the cusp of libra but not free Candy

    There. He’s a virgo on the cusp of Libra. Both don’t sound good at all in fact.

  9. candy

    he’s a Virgo, that explains it. the endless detail, strive for perfection, expecting the best of everyone around them, but things don’t turn out the way they want and so things get complicated.

    but a sensitive and moral nature.

    yep, that’s our kevni.

  10. JC

    Yes Joe I think your talents are wasted playing the market,you should become a professional mentor.

    It’s a hidden talent Tal. If I lose with the market I’ll start up a mentoring business.

  11. Jumpnmcar

    Hey, JC, how does Miltons predictions match up with yours?
    Some spot on & some loony i’m guessing.

    ;)

  12. JC

    Talking about a mentoring business. Our firm had a psychiatrist that we all had to see once every 2 weeks or so to talk about our trading.

  13. Rabz

    Hey Lizzie – best wishes for the move as well.

    Staying in Sydney, or moving further afield?

  14. JC

    he’s a Virgo, that explains it. the endless detail, strive for perfection, expecting the best of everyone around them, but things don’t turn out the way they want and so things get complicated.

    but a sensitive and moral nature.

    yep, that’s our kevni.

    No it’s not at all.

    He was a programmed, micro managing loon with serious mental problems and has a borderline personality disorder.

  15. JC

    Hey, JC, how does Miltons predictions match up with yours?
    Some spot on & some loony i’m guessing.

    sorry, but I’m missing what you’re saying, jump.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Viva – no ums, but a lot of ‘take-in-breath’ ahs. Those communication trainers have to get rid of that, and yes JC, he does have to loosen up a bit and let the eyes roam a little, and get warmer, use some charm (he’s really quite good looking and the slightly cute-but-don’t-mess-with-me act in a powerful man is often appealing, it’s on the Lizzie sexiness form guide :) ). Otherwise he seems too intense, and that’s what turns women off (like my sister, a classic case of the ‘I don’t know, I just don’t like him’).

  17. Jeff

    Pickles 21/4, here’s Sir Les Patterson on the schnauzer topic.

  18. JC

    Oh got it now, Jump. yea, he’s far more accurate.

  19. JamesK

    Mentoring is small potatoes

    JC should give up trading and turn to usurping Dr Phil as reality tv daytime psychologist.

    We need as Aussie in the role.

    Homer could be JC’s first televised ‘cure’

  20. JC

    Europe looks like it’s about to bust open as it sinks in France is about to go full retard and vote in a socialist moron.

  21. Gab

    “It’s said that you can recognize a Scorpio by his stare

    Julie Bishop’s sign is Cancer. She must have a Scorpio moon then.

  22. JamesK

    I thought Tone did well.

    Everyone is coming to terms with the fact that he’ll be our next PM and he’s trying to be reassuring.

    Which usuallly means more big government but he seemed to scotch that.

  23. Tal

    I have a friend like that Lizzie,it’s odd I don’t find him to be anti women or whatever he’s supposed to be

  24. C.L.

    MSNBC:

    “You’ve got all of the passion around Trayvon and what a horrible injustice that was and you can draw a direct line to the Koch brothers.”

    Related: Have Our News Organizations Gone Crazy?

  25. JC

    Homer could be JC’s first televised ‘cure’

    I would end up being the first ever mentor arrested on day time TV for beating his patient. I think I would get up from the chair and just beat him up.

    I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but I don’t blame myself and I certainly wasn’t trained in medical school to beat patients up, however I would make an exception of him.

  26. JC

    You’ve got all of the passion around Trayvon and what a horrible injustice that was and you can draw a direct line to the Koch brothers.”

    Of course. I wonder if Bob wrote that line.

  27. Tal

    James, JC, there is no cure

  28. Gab

    Ha!

    Koch has been falsely and maliciously inserted into this storyline by MSNBC and other extremists.

    That’s a nice touch. A direct hit between the eyes kinda touch.

  29. kae

    JC

    Virgos are wonderful, charming, delightful people who are witty, honest, loyal and true.

    Astrology is crap.

    (you’ll never guess which star sign I am)

  30. Tal

    Is it a sin to want to really hurt the Media Watch host?

  31. JC

    (you’ll never guess which star sign I am)

    I’m thinking either Pluto or Uranus, Kae.

  32. JC is too busy watching the Bob Brown special on Q&A.

  33. JC

    Oh really that fucking douchebag is on? I couldn’t stomach the prick.

  34. candy

    i wonder if JC is a Gemini or a Scorpio.

  35. Jason
    The point is Thai or ethnic Chinese is essentially one and the same. Also all same religion this makes a difference. The king in Thailand is the most revered person and since it can be said he is partly ethnic Chinese (even though many Thais do not know this) it is unlikely that there can be any ethnic problems and the main way to divide ethnicities is actually different. The main ethic group is Isan which used to be part of Laos. So the main language spoken at home in Thailand is not Thai. The language is probably 60-70% same something like that. Thaksin used this ethnic divide to his advantage essentially setting the poor Isan people against the rich central Thai who are primarily in Bangkok. This divide is very apparent in some cases with one of my friends saying everybody in Thailand should be able to speak Thai properly. Of course they shouldn’t many older people did not go to school and can’t speak Thai properly and may have only got TV recently.

    So the comparisons with Malaysia to Thai are very small. With Malaysia worry about getting rid of UNMO before worrying about equal treatment of ethnic groups. The muslim versus christian, buddhist, hindu divide is probably harder to overcome than race as far as a PM might be concerned.

  36. Gab

    I’m guessing Aries or Gemini or maybe even Capricorn.

    Come on, Jc, you’ll tell us yeah?

  37. candy

    Steve might be a Cancer.

  38. Tal

    Steve,I’m watching it now,as usual TA is the main topic

  39. kae

    JC
    After thought I don’t think I’m that far out.

  40. Gab

    I’ve always thought Steve was a Virgo.

  41. candy

    yes, Steve could be Virgo. but does he have silky hair like Mr Rudd?

  42. Gab

    CL possibly a Gemini or Cappy. Or perhaps a Libra.

  43. candy

    CL a Capricorn or Aries.

  44. kae

    Is black hole a star sign?

  45. Gab

    I’ve never seen Steve or his hair, Candy. Although he keeps threatening to send me photos.

  46. Gab

    No, Kae, I think Gillard is a Libra.

  47. candy

    Steve! do you have silky hair – we need to know.

  48. candy

    “CL is a Catholic”

    yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

  49. JamesK

    JamesK a Libra.?

    Is that the sexy one Candy?

  50. candy

    “My hair is silky.”

    i’m happy for you James K.

  51. Tal

    Qanda is a Muslim free zone again

  52. Viva

    Otherwise he seems too intense and that’s what turns women off.

    More on Scorpio. (It may be crap but it does seem to hit the target with this guy).

    “Take all that insight and immense sensitivity, and a liberal dash of the fierce pride and determination to carve his own path through life, throw in a dose of general mistrust of people’s motives and you don’t exactly come up with what is colloquially known as a ‘laid back’ person.”

    And here is good news both for doubting females who cannot see the gentle man behind the mask and those of us who wish to see Armageddon at the next election!

    “He has the feminine sensitivity and feeling of the water signs; yet he is ruled by Mars, the god of war, and Pluto, the lord of death.”

  53. JamesK

    i’m happy for you James K.

    I prefer thick coarse hair Candy so the silkiness is a bit of a disappointment

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Melbourne calls, Rabz, and we answer, but we will also be moving around Australia and o/s a bit in the next year, serviced apartments etc, stuff in storage. Hope we get to settle somewhere more permanently in about five months, location as yet not definite.

    Tal – TAbbott is definitely improving in the easy-going but gravitas-tinged stakes. Looking Prime Ministerial.

  55. Tal

    Lizzie,we have to work with what we got
    Good luck with the move,is the HIA helpful?

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Tal, today some of my friends at a farewell lunch, seeing me frazzled and frantically busy, asked how HIA was finding this (fairly sudden) change of job and move.

    My terse reply: “He’s sleeping well”.

    He certainly thinks he is being helpful, but in so doing in the last hour he has managed to set off the fire alarm, unpack one of my boxes in search of his favorite pen and then use it to muck up the postal redirection, making up for all this by taking me in his arms and singing me a few little Irish songs that would once have made me blush.

  57. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Lizzie:

    TAbbott is definitely improving in the easy-going but gravitas-tinged stakes. Looking Prime Ministerial.

    Yes, it was a good interview.

    But I think you just made all our resident window-licking leftards cry.

  58. Samson Agonistes

    Do Liberals do their preselections in bathhouses, Uziboy?

  59. Tal

    Trying times Lizzie trying times chin up girl :)

    Mark,quite frankly I’ve had a gutful

  60. Gab

    Given the many convictions over the years, I’d say Labor does preselections down at the jailhouse.

  61. Tal

    Over his head Gab way over

  62. Gab

    Oh well, Tal, not like that’s hard to do to the poor old leftie.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I’d sure as hell miss him if he wasn’t around Tal, so these trying times are merely minor irritants in the grand scheme of things.

  64. twostix

    Geezus Paul Howes is a clown.

    The man who 16 years ago went to Cuba as a Castro supporter writes:

    Thinking back to Young Labor camps my wife, friends & I used to go to and how easily something like this could happen here.

    I dunno Paul, perhaps you saw some things in Cuba in ’96 when you were there parading around but in Australia political violence is exclusively of the nutbag union and green left variety.

    Also “Young Labor camps?” how…weird.

    Who are these people?

  65. Tal

    Good men are lovely Lizzie I agree

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Who are these people?

    Currently, they are called the Australian Government.

    I am so fed up with this country being run like a Young Labor fun camp where every lunatic idea gets not only a welcome hearing, but now funding as well.

    James Delingpole, in your next column on Oz tell the world how we’re heading down the Euro-debt road on a donkey, please. Too many people o/s think we are admirable, doing well, economically sound etc.

  67. Tal

    Our betters twostix,so it seems…

  68. Gab

    Too many people o/s think we are admirable, doing well, economically sound etc.

    Well we are the home of the World’s Greatest Treasurer. /smirk

  69. twostix

    Modern book burning in the UK:

    Public libraries have had to withdraw dozens of long-standing children’s favourites after parents complained they were offensive.

    Anxious adults have taken action over stories deemed to be racist, blasphemous, violent or otherwise unsuitable, a survey has revealed.

    Let us guess who all of a sudden is finding old English childrens stories “Blasphemous”.

  70. Samson Agonistes

    Paul Howes also wants to steal what’s left of northern Australia and have it filled with kibbutzim, so he has a real thing for camps.

  71. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Yep. Time to complain about fattism.

    Anti-fat: Flabby cat and Slobby Dog was removed from a ‘health and wellbeing’ section over concerns that it gave a negative message about obesity

  72. twostix

    Why does anybody anwhere want to emulate anything at all about the continent?

    In a country suffocated by bureaucracy, election day was rendered as low farce by bureaucratic over-reach. It is an arrestable offence in France to disclose election results until the very last polling stations have closed.

    The writ of French law does not, however, run across the border into Belgium. Accordingly, Belgium’s French-language newspaper Le Soir contentedly pumped out the figures until their website crashed from the avalanche of French voters eager for the forbidden information through Sunday afternoon. Despite the total breakdown of the embargo as results relayed electronically across France as they arrived, mainstream media was silenced from reporting or noting what their viewers already knew.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2133581/France-presidential-election-2012-First-round-snapshot-wrong-nation.html

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Best thing that could happen to Northern Australia is to populate it, Samson.

  74. Anxious adults have taken action over stories deemed to be racist, blasphemous, violent or otherwise unsuitable, a survey has revealed.

    Better not let them see cartoons they are extremely violent.

  75. Geezus Paul Howes is a clown.

    And a potential prime minister in 20 or 30 years when the young voters don’t know unfortunately.

  76. Samson Agonistes

    Populate northern australia?

    And how you’re goin’ keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Sydnee?

  77. twostix

    And how you’re goin’ keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Sydnee?

    Living in Sydney for awhile is what drives people to northern QLD.

  78. Flabby cat and Slobby Dog was removed from a ‘health and wellbeing’ section over concerns that it gave a negative message about obesity

    DON’T GENOCIDE ME, BRO!

  79. Tal

    Kelly,hey all the best with your cab,do your Patron proud

  80. Tal

    Spot,you are always welcome here,don’t forget that ok?

  81. twostix

    This poll had Marine Le Pen as third most popular candidate among 18-24 year olds and more popular with women in that age groups than men.

    Interesting.

    How weird it is that someone who stands against Free Trade, opposes privatization, is pro-abortion, wants to split banks up and leave NATO is regarded as some “right wing” extremist in France.

  82. JC

    Anti-immigration. That’s it. She’s basically a socialist. Dare I call her a national socialist?

    I actually think France is seriously fucked and more fucked up that Spain or Italy.

    Both Spain and Italy know they’ve seriously fucked up. The frogs have no idea how precarious their position is.

  83. JC

    Simply amazing… but hey lets leave all that stuff in the ground for future generations because…. they won’t be fucking using it. No one will.

    http://www.economist.com/node/21553017

    We’re cooked long term and carbon fibre will replace most needs for shit like steel and aluminum.

  84. JC

    And don’t forget to protect the car industry jobs….

  85. Two U.S. Marines vs. Two Burglars

    This is what we call a “self-correcting error.”

  86. kae

    Spot
    At least they’re not calling the burglars “victims”.

  87. Pickles

    Clive James. What magnificent teeth you have!

  88. C.L.

    A repentent ‘climate change’ patriarch, James Lovelock, declares the hoax over.

    “The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing.”

    And you know what else this means?

    Abbott was right.

    He was pilloried for saying that the idea that the ‘science is settled’ was “bullshit.”

    100 percent correct.

  89. Gab

    Energy companies won’t be directly taxed under China’s carbon trading scheme, which has been delayed, undercutting claims by the Gillard government that the world’s second-largest economy is taking quick, tough action on climate change.

    China had been planning to launch a national emissions trading scheme in 2015 after pilot schemes across five cities and two provinces. But the project’s top official said energy and power companies wouldn’t be directly taxed and the national scheme would be pushed back until at least 2016.

    http://www.bizreview.com.au/p/national/china_goes_softly_on_carbon_price_dy1YdmQ3OZAjwBZTxUrU3L

  90. Samson Agonistes

    Lovelock has never been a climate scientist and his interventions on the subject in his dotage have been contrary to that of climate science.

  91. Matt

    But [the alco-pop tax] didn’t eradicate the drinking problem - we just replaced alco-pops with stacks of cheap wine and cider, with sales increasing at a rate of up to 18 per cent

    Another one of nanny state Roxon’s great ideas shows its worth. Of course, this is exactly what the Coalition said would happen …

    Has there been anything this government has not been able to stuff up?

  92. twostix

    Lovelock has never been a climate scientist and his interventions on the subject in his dotage have been contrary to that of climate science.

    Denounce him! Strip him of his credentials! Hang him! Unperson him! He’s old! He’s irrelevant now (as of a few hours ago)! Discard him!

    The cult is past its tipping point.

  93. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Sdog:

    Two U.S. Marines vs. Two Burglars

    This is what we call a “self-correcting error.”

    That’s quite funny in a dark, gallows humour sense.

    I was at a range in the US a few years back with a friend, firing a variety of items (Desert Eagle. Want. Cannot afford, but want) and the range officer was going nuts. My friend pulled me over to watch (he’s a rangie too). These black blokes were having a range day with the usual 9mm (1911′s and Glocks) and insisted on firing them flat, on their sides ejecting up. The weapon held down on level with the base of the breastbone. This was ‘cool and gangsta’ and so the right way to do it according to these idiots. Eventually they got kicked off the range. Saw one of them, tired of wearing hot brass in the face, cover his eyes with his hands when he fired. That was the last straw for the RSO’s.

    They would not have a bar of Weaver or any other correct stance, it was ‘gangsta stance’ and empty the mag as fast as possible.

    I had never seen this and so I asked permission of the rangie to try it and see if I could get a round on paper at 10 yards. It attracted a bit of attention as they had seen this idiocy but never tried it. Turns out you can’t. You just can’t. Aimed fire is simply impossible. I put 20 rounds downrange and did not touch the paper. There was general consensus that the safest place to be if fired at by a gangbanga was at his aiming point, and that you’d nail him very quickly.

    Apparently the lower socio-economic blacks all have that attitude and their marksmanship does not exist, it’s all spray and pray or at muzzlesplash range.

    I have also done range work with USMC. They are very solid, not the greatest marksmen but very good musketry standards right across the board, excellent, tight safety procedures, excellent engagement procedures. All the usual stuff, centre of seen mass etc

    If those two burglars tried to shoot it out with the marines, well, that’s just suicide. Done a fair bit of work over the decades with the marines, they are a very good bunch.

  94. Token

    SA, you are a hoot. Please keep the faith we need a pet Lefty around here who continues to make an ass of himself.

    Lovelock has never been a climate scientist and his interventions on the subject in his dotage have been contrary to that of climate science.

    I love watching you mentally fall apart as all your heroes and defining doctrines are unwound.

  95. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Twostix:

    This poll had Marine Le Pen as third most popular candidate among 18-24 year olds and more popular with women in that age groups than men.

    Interesting.

    How weird it is that someone who stands against Free Trade, opposes privatization, is pro-abortion, wants to split banks up and leave NATO is regarded as some “right wing” extremist in France.

    This is both worrying and predictable. The catastrophic outcomes of the welfare state, and the twin evils of moral and cultural relativism are shredding French society, culture and economy and gutted their middle class. Now we see a voting migration to the both repellent extremes of their political spectrum, national socialism (le Pen) and hard-left communism.

    Both are harbingers of disaster.

    This is not going to end well.

  96. C.L.

    Not here, no. Wrong thread.

  97. H B Bear

    ABC News was reporting that internal polling was showing Labor might not win a single seat in WA.

    Complete eradication. More effective than the rabbit proof fence!

  98. jtfsoon

    Wow Bob is getting a bit excited here

    http://www.ellistabletalk.com/2012/04/23/4110/#comments

    Bob Ellis April 24, 2012 at 12:51 am

    The biggest lie told of me by Terrance — soon to be banned for life plus eighty-two years, he knows not the day nor the hour — is whatever those of the Left do is fine with me. I attacked and sought to destroy Rudd in June 2010. I called for Gillard’s deselection in January 2010. I wrote a book attacking Keating’s economics in 1999. I attacked Tripodi, Obeid, Roozendahl, Iemma and Keneally in 2009. I cursed Blair in print for seven years and Hillary Clinton for three months. I sided with the Social Democrats against Labour in the UK in 1983. I stood against Labor as an Independent in 1994 and 1998. I spoke up for the Monarchy against the Republicans in printband at public meetings for eighteen years.

    I was/am a friend of Jim Killen, Peter Collins, Chris Puplick, Fred Chaney, Kamahl, Robert Menzies the actor, Mel Gibson, Gary McDonald and, for a few hours, Joh Bjelke-Petersen. This is a monstrous libel and I could go him for a quarter of a million plus costs and I’m sick of him. He is an ignorant, malicious and chronically mendacious drunkard and, almost certainly, a dud fuck with bity sexes. I wish him ill fortune, bad weather, air sickness and banana skins and he will never dine at Macchiavelli’s with me, I swear, in my present lifetime.

    He should, as we preverts like to say, go to buggery.

  99. Samson Agonistes

    Arsegate!

    Only Australia would come at this!

  100. jtfsoon

    Bob
    why shouldn’t sexual harrassment law apply to homosexuals who are saving the Gillard govt’s bacon?

  101. Samson Agonistes

    The law should apply and Ashby’s using it.

    I can’t see that he’s going to cut a favourable impression as a victim, but I could be wrong.

  102. C.L.

    Obama Celebrates Holocaust Day By Putting Jew-Bashing Crackpot on Atrocities Board.

    Showing his words mean nothing, also today Samantha Power began work today as chair of President Barack Obama’s new Atrocities Prevention Board. If you don’t remember Ms Power she once called for a US force to invade Israel and force through a “peace settlement.” Powers also had some unflattering things to say about about America’s Jewish population during the 2008 campaign.

  103. C.L.

    Video of Matthew Newton’s hotel lobby attack:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Bvz8ZmDEE

    He really cracked him.

    I actually feel sorry for him.

  104. Sean

    Gee wiz Bob Brown in a retard! Or is that ‘Brown Coal Bob’

  105. twostix

    Australian Government Dept doesn’t believe the climate science is settled:

    A member of the Wentworth Group, John Williams, has told the inquiry there is not enough information in the draft for Parliament to make an informed decision.

    “To me it’s misleading scientifically, it’s deceptive and I think we are being sold a pup, quite frankly,” he said.

    “It doesn’t deal with climate change and it doesn’t establish what the sustainable limit for a healthy river is over the long term.”

    Meanwhile, the [Murray-Darling Basin] Authority has told the Senate inquiry that climate change science is too uncertain to be used to underpin the initial plan for the river system.

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/murray-darling-plan-deceptive-and-misleading/21513

    Climate Change Science is “uncertain”?

    Prepare to be denounced.

  106. C.L.

    FMD.

    I have now officially heard everything.

    Slipper elevation good for working families: PM.

    I mean…

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  107. JC

    Slipper elevation good for working families: PM.

    Seriously, can we just get her out of ther. It’s offensive to have as PM.

  108. Samson Agonistes

    It will be interesting to see if Ashby turns up on televsion.

  109. Mk50 of Brisbane

    CL:

    I have now officially heard everything.

    Slipper elevation good for working families: PM.

    Well of course. If mum’s on the game Shagger Thompson’ll be looking after her income. If Dad’s on the game, Peter ‘Length’ Slipper’ll look after his income.

    That may not be the conventional definition of working family, though, CL.

  110. Samson Agonistes

    One less Liberal is presumably good for working families, if you view it from her perspective.

    Its her opinion and no less valuable than yours.

  111. Nic

    Anyone know what’s happened to the good Prof. Bunyip, or have I missed something?

  112. Oh come on

    The number of flattering angles available to sympathetic photographers of Bruni is sinking like a lead balloon. There’s been some truly terrifying photos of her since she married Sarks. She’s had far too much work done.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Nic, yesterday Gab said Tim Blair believes the Good Professor Bunyip is not ill, just not posting right now. I do hope no-one is threatening him with a writ or something … More cheerfully, perhaps he just needs some time to get on with another great piece of investigative satire for us.

  114. Oh come on

    Imagine the kind of green energy grant this guy would get if he were in Australia.

  115. Nic

    Wow, a lot of expected frothing at the SMH at Bolta slated to regularly appear on Sydney radio. Some good retorts in reply from others though:

    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/andrew-bolt-to-hit-sydney-airwaves-20120424-1xika.html#comments

  116. Nic

    Speaking of Bolta, this report in the SMH online edition is certainly ironic:

    A crowd of people has begun gathering in front of Parliament House in Sydney to protest perceived police brutality following the shooting of two indigenous teens in a stolen car over the weekend.

    In the pouring rain, about 150 people have so far squashed onto the pavement in Macquarie Street and spilled on to the road, including young Aboriginal people.

    Just curious as to why the SMH, normally loathe to mention any specific racial group would insert that as a ‘special’ point within the article.

    Ray Jackson, who organised the rally, has begun addressing the crowd, describing “idiot police” who shot into the stolen car carrying six youngsters in Kings Cross on Saturday morning.

    A 17-year-old, who had been shot, was dragged from the front passenger seat. Photo: Channel 7
    Two teens, aged 14 and 17, were hit after the car was driven onto the footpath.

    They remain in hospital.

    Mr Jackson, from the Indigenous Social Justice Association, said there were questions around whether police should carry weapons at all.

    There were also calls from rally attendees for the officer depicted in mobile phone footage hitting one of the suspects in the head to be charged.

    The Greens are calling for independent investigations into police conduct in these kinds of circumstances.

    Boxer Anthony Mundine was among the crowd and said he came to lend his support to the cause.

    “There’s no room for any debate,” he told the Herald.
    “They were pretty much unarmed, cornered, trapped … and they [the police] opened fire at point blank range – to kill.”

    Mr Mundine said the issues were not about race, but the families of the teens injured wanted answers.

    Police officers were keeping a low profile at the rally and maintaining distance from the crowd.

    While Mundine’s comment has a different context, its certainly an ironic one given other circumstances that currently exist with regards to ‘debate’.

  117. C.L.

    It’s handy being a woman sometimes…

    Woman kills husband with a spear-gun (shot to the back), uses pre-emptive spousal abuse defence (whose details the judge dismisses as lies), gets four years non-parole.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/abused-wife-jailed-for-stabbing-husband-to-death/3969502

  118. Daisy

    Lizzie. Amazing how one person can make such an impression that we worry that he’s ok and he is just an anonymous (but very smart) blogger.

  119. Daisy

    Ive just been reading Bob Ellis and his table talk. Nothing to link to as the man is certifiable.

  120. .

    Ellis Table Talk

    http://www.ellistabletalk.com/2012/04/23/after-sarkozy-1-arguments-for-socialism/

    The reason is that ‘socialism’, in the present era, makes a lot of sense. The storms, floods, tsunamis and plane crashes attendant upon global warming have made the insurance business impossible. The adventures of rogue pension funds have wrecked the world economy. Banks can no longer be trusted. Tourism everywhere is dwindling and people, fearing storms, flying less. And an ageing population has made their care and twilight comfort impossible under any low-tax regime.

    To fix this, Francois Holland is proposing a 75 percent income tax on the rich, and a return to those lazy-workplace and early-retirement policies that have made France such a genial, cultured, bibulous place in the past fifty years. No-one is keen on sado-monetarism any more, especially since people like Gina Rhineheart are paying themselves two thousand dollars an hour around the clock for doing very little.

    30% youth unemployment and riots in Lyons and Marseilles? Genial!

  121. .

    The storms, floods, tsunamis and plane crashes attendant upon global warming have made the insurance business impossible. The adventures of rogue pension funds have wrecked the world economy. Banks can no longer be trusted. Tourism everywhere is dwindling and people, fearing storms, flying less.

    To fix this, Francois Holland is proposing a 75 percent income tax on the rich

    I’m sorry but this is hilariously stupid.

  122. Daisy

    I know, I know! This man gets paid to write this stuff. And, and people actually respond to this halfwittery! And they do it in all seriousness. I’m sorry too!

  123. JC

    The storms, floods, tsunamis and plane crashes attendant upon global warming have made the insurance business impossible.

    WTF?

    Bob, what are you smoking. Australian insurance firms have had a hard time but global firms are fine.

    Stop talking crapola.

  124. C.L.

    ‘Global warming’ causes plane crashes now?

    LOL.

  125. Token

    Magnificent articles at Quadrant from Daryl McCann on being a naive Marxist in China in 1979

    Max Scream could learn something from reading these. He would learn so much more if he took the time truly understand them.

  126. Gab

    The hate media have a lot to answer for.

  127. Token

    Great articles at Quadrant from Daryl McCann on the lessons learned by a naive marxist in China in 1979.

    http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/qed/2012/04/china-1979-a-photographic-essay

  128. Gab

    There is a good amount of discussion on Twitter this morning about killing George Zimmerman now that he’s out on bail. But that hasn’t been the only action on Twitter calling for violent action. Since Friday, there has been an explosion of tweets surrounding the possibility of rioting if Zimmerman is acquitted – or even because he was released on bail:

    Hopefully this will end up being the fizzle like the Kony story. But not if the media keep feeding the beast.

  129. JC

    This is absolutely fucking hilarious. We all know the NYTimes is running out of money and if it doesn’t do something soon, it will eventually die.

    one of the things the management is doing is cutting back, or at least want to cut back on the generous defined pension plan and basically go to a superannuation system which Americans call 401K.

    It basically means they will have less money and so they need to save more for their retirement Failing that the firm is basically on it knees and simply can’t afford the generosity anymore.

    Listen to the guild members squeal. This is like life hitting them over the fucking head like a sledge hammer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTw0B_lmIHM&feature=player_embedded#!

    Walter Russell Meade calls it:

    At The NYT: Clueless Blue Deer Meet Onrushing Truck

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/04/22/at-the-nyt-clueless-blue-deer-meet-onrushing-truck/

  130. JC

    Schadenfreude alert: readers, and especially those who don’t much like the New York Times, should make sure they are not eating soup or holding hot liquids before viewing the video below. Uncontrollable gales of laughter stemming from excessive levels of schadenfreude may cause spilling and staining.

  131. JC

    Not one of the pampered fuckers is even considering working past 65!

  132. Rabz

    This man syphilitic ol’ soak gets paid by the taxpayer to write this stuff.

    Fixed.

  133. Rabz

    … an array of Times staffers, including some famous bylines, … worry aloud that the new plan could make them eat cat food and sleep in boxes on the street in old age.

    Hearing news that like that will definitely contribute to my own longevity.

    Laughter is indeed the best medicine…

  134. JC

    Rabz

    They are fucking oblivious to what’s going on around them. The company is basically going bust, or will be eventually a shadow of its former self and these fuckers are in a bubble. A complete bubble.

  135. Token

    ‘Global warming’ causes plane crashes now?

    Is there anything it can’t do…except go away?

  136. Token

    Though Dellingpole is in our timezone, he did get time to make a post about the happy part-conversion of Lovelock.

    ‘Global warming? What global warming?’ says High Priest of Gaia Religion

    Not confronting at all!

  137. JC

    Oh jeez. WTF?

    Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/04/23/man-dies-after-peeing-on-l-tracks-in-evanston/

    lord, what a way to go.

  138. Rabz

    The hooly Bishop takynge tea

    Whilste watching himselfe on BBC.

    People, this deserves a more visible ‘resurrection’ – ‘Iowahawke’ at his very best…

  139. Rabz

    The company is basically going bust, or will be eventually a shadow of its former self and these fuckers are in a bubble. A complete bubble.

    Celebrate the simultaneous Schadenfreude, Squire!

  140. dover_beach

    an array of Times staffers, including some famous bylines, … worry aloud that the new plan could make them eat cat food

    They obviously don’t know the price of cat food. We see this ridiculous sort of shit every so often when a pensioner or some such degrades themselves by eating a can of PAL on camera. FFS, you can buy some pasta, use the garlic, olive oil, and some chilli, you have lying around in your kitchen and make your self an Aglio Et Olio for almost nothing at all.

  141. C.L.

    Poll shock: Catholics dump Obama.

    If Obama continues to lose Catholics by the margin the Pew poll suggests, that means he could lose the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, Colorado and Iowa.

    Good job, dickhead.

  142. JC

    you can buy some pasta, use the garlic, olive oil, and some chilli, you have lying around in your kitchen and make your self an Aglio Et Olio for almost nothing at all.

    It’s perhaps one of the best ever dishes ever conceived. The best way to do it is boil it and then stick it in a frying pan with a touch of oil and the smidgeon of garlic. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  143. Gab

    Aglio Et Olio

    But it must have freshly grated Grana Padano on top.

  144. JC

    But it must have freshly grated Grana Padano on top.

    Of course.

  145. JC

    you gotta love the discourse at the Cat. Some are talking about delightful food and then we get this:

    Poll shock: Catholics dump Obama.

    Good job, dickhead.

    It’s what makes the CAT such a lively place.

  146. Rabz

    FFS, you can buy some pasta, use the garlic, olive oil, and some chilli, you have lying around in your kitchen and make your self an Aglio Et Olio for almost nothing at all.

    Yep. You can actually eat quite well for very little expense, using certain basic, fresh ingredients.

    But hey, best not let that li’l secret out lest our beloved sanctimonious leftist twats demand a ten twentyfold increase in the cost of those foodstuffs.

    If pensioners can’t afford to heat or cool their homes, why should they be able to afford to eat cheap healthy food, FFS?

    Nothing must be allowed to impede the Great Reprimitivization™, Comrades!

  147. Token

    Who gets to tell the Reagan democrats the good news?

    The most useless bunch of dumb f*ckers on the planet, who will riot and burn buildings at the drop of an entitlement, still love the Sun King:

    Why French socialists love Barack Obama

    It is a bad sign when French politicians express admiration for an American president’s policies. Such praise does not indicate a shift in Gallic thinking, but rather recognition that the White House has adopted the kind of extreme, anti-free market approach that the French Left finds palatable.

  148. dover_beach

    I’ve done it many a time that way, JC and Gab. Great on the fly; 10-15 mins and its on the table.

  149. wreckage

    Add two eggs and you’ve got spaghetti fritters.

    Know what else is cheap? Pancakes.

    Slow-cooked stews using low-grade cuts like neck, bulked out with potato or a side of rice are cheaper than cat food.

    You can follow that up with a self-saucing chocolate pudding consisting of little more than a couple cups of flour, some sugar and cocoa, for cents per serve.

    Howabout a tin of tomatoes, some cheap mince or any other meat-like substance including sausages, add garlic and some herbs, serve over rice or pasta.

    Chicken stock plus some noodles plus some spices equals a pretty decent soup.

    Speaking of which, chicken is dead cheap and 40 years ago was a once-a-week luxury for the ordinary working class. Baking a whole chook with a stuffing of lemons and onions is probably cheaper than cat food and certainly delicious; but if you can’t afford lemons, rub on some garlic powder and salt.

    Anyone who eats cat food is an idiot.

  150. JC

    Dick Morris on the Kenyan’s lavish lifestyle all paid for by the taxpayer of course.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-lavish-lifestyle-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/

  151. Sinclair Davidson

    There is a new open forum.

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