Midweek Forum: May 29, 2012

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  1. C.L.

    I’m not sure if this made one of the other threads but Bolt has just posted the latest poll from Morgan.

    A record: 61.5% to 38.5%.

  2. Token

    You old bint. If you are a guest…then your host can tell you to shut your mouth. if you don’t like it, leave.

    Pity the queen didn’t get Phil the Greek to set the hounds on the old troll.

  3. .

    C.L.,

    That would mean 123-126 seats for the Coalition and 23-24 seats for the ALP.

    (Yes I said this before).

  4. Gab

    Here we go.

    An email obtained by the Coalition in Senate Estimates shows FWA was advised on June 30, 2009 the day before it began formal operations that it should devise a “clear plan” for referral (of Craig Thomson) to authorities including police and professional licensing bodies.

    Opposition workplace relations spokesman Eric Abetz sought to recall the workplace watchdog before the Employment and Workplace Relations Committee to give further evidence on the email, which was released late yesterday.

    The email was sent to Terry Nassios after the HSU probe was handed over from the former Australian Industrial Relations Commission to FWA in 2009.

    And faster than a speeding bullet, even faster than you can say ‘liar’:

    PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has told parliament she was not aware of an email showing Fair Work Australia’s forerunner believed police should have been involved in the Health Services Union investigation three years ago.

  5. JC

    That would mean 123-126 seats for the Coalition and 23-24 seats for the ALP.

    (Yes I said this before).

    Yes, that’s how it will turn out. Abbott of course should immediately de-resister them as a political party.

  6. Rudiau

    23-24 seats for the ALP

    That with their ABC and Fauxfax will provide a robust opposition.

  7. JC

    Really? The libs by some accounts will neuter the ABC and Fauxfax will be renamed Fairfax under Gina’s control.

  8. Feral Abacus

    A record: 61.5% to 38.5%.

    Yeah, but Newspoll says Gillard is 3 point ahead as preferred PM and that’s all that matters!!!1

  9. Rudiau

    Can only hope you’re right JC.
    I thought Howard would have taken the pruning shears to the ABC, certainly hope TA does.

  10. coz

    Well I done my bit for the Victorian economy today, ordered a new computer chair, was about $90 cheaper than the Hobart shop.

    http://www.ergochairs.com.au/ergochairs/Products/Corporate_pages/posture_seating_2.htm

    I had one before but had to sell when I shifted to Tas.

  11. ken n

    I reckon you are way too soft, Sync.
    This is how Bob Ellis maintains discipline on his blog
    “Give eight examples of when I was wrong in the past. Or be banned for life.”

  12. Tom

    Yeah, but Newspoll says Gillard is 3 point ahead as preferred PM

    Good, that means Labor has nothing to worry about and is in a election-winning position.
    JC is right: the more the ALP delude themselves now, the better it’s going to be in the end.

  13. Feral Abacus

    Is Bob Ellis a real person?

    I predicted Labor would lose big in NSW, don’t tell lies about me.

    Wasn’t he on record as saying the ALP would hold onto power with a minority gov’t in NSW?

    Prove that I lie.

    Fuck you.

    He’s an internet joke character right?

  14. Rudiau

    Gab, and who set up FWA and was Industrial Relations Minister in 2009 link

  15. Gab

    She knows nothing about it, Rudiau. Nothing at all. Young & naive etc.

  16. JC

    I presume the morgan poll selected the burbs in which they would ask the questions in a similar way the phone polls are conducted?

  17. twostix

    JC is right: the more the ALP delude themselves now, the better it’s going to be in the end.

    There is a slight bit of sadness that the Aussie Institution that is the ALP is allowing itself to be literally destroyed in three short years in order to allow a soaked to the bone Fabian Society Emily Lister to do whatever the fuck it is that she thinks she’s doing.

    I think her plan (as she outlined for the Socialist Forum once) was to use the ALP as a vehicle to force the country to the hard left. She’s using it as a vehicle all right, but jeezuz she sure as hell can’t drive it – except off a cliff.

    Isn’t there anybody left in Labor with a shred of a long term survival instinct?

  18. H B Bear

    In some ways you can’t help but admire Bob Ellis.

    He exhibits Craig Thomson-esque levels of self-delusion and it doesn’t slow him down at all. I would have given up years ago.

  19. Winston Smith

    coz, you bought a chair from a mob called Progressive!?

    Sinclair! Ban him! Send his isp to Al Queada!

    You’ll get Lefty germs up yer bum!

  20. H B Bear

    Isn’t there anybody left in Labor with a shred of a long term survival instinct?

    Lindsay Tanner

  21. Gab

    Do lemmings have survival instincts?

  22. Token

    “Give eight examples of when I was wrong in the past. Or be banned for life.”

    Oh bless, that Bob is a gift that gives endlessly.

    Step One: Insert in a Google search: “Media Watch Dog” and “Bob Ellis” or “Prophet of Palm Beach”

    Step Two: Record the links (there will be more than 8)

    Step Three: Post on Table Talk

    It will be mediated off the site faster than the speed of a fruit bat posting on The Dumm after an article by a contributor from the IPA…

  23. Rudiau

    JC, Reading this statement on Morgans site there was no phone poll.

    Federal Poll : Finding No. 4782 : The face-to-face Morgan Poll on Federal voting intention was conducted over last weekend, May 26/27, 2012 with an Australia-wide cross-section of 874 Australian electors aged 18+, of all electors surveyed, a low 2.5% did not name a party. Face-to-face polling is more accurate than telephone polling due to the higher response rate achieved compared to other forms of polling including telephone polling and Internet polling. : May 29, 2012

  24. JC

    Stix

    There’s one problem with my prognosis. If she or they take the view that they’re gone for all money for the next 20 years then it really could be a dangerous time for Australia, as they will do their best to shove all the crap they would be too afraid to in normal circumstances.

    I wouldn’t put it past them at all.

    Then it gets seriously uglified.

    I’m thinking their psychology has gone and could end going like this.

    1. fear

    2. anger

    3. resignation.

    4. retribution and pay back to the electorate.

  25. candy

    “Isn’t there anybody left in Labor with a shred of a long term survival instinct?

    S. Smith cuts a fine figure.

  26. JC

    candy

    FFS, it’s not the looks we’re worried about. It’s what is embedded inside the skull. Smith is basically a cowardly doofus.

  27. ken n

    JC, Reading this statement on Morgans site there was no phone poll.

    I’m not up to date, the way it used to be done was as part of the regular omnibus survey, most of which was commercial stuff like “what brand of dogfood to you have in your cupboard?”

    The sampling was pretty good – addresses would be chosen in advance and if no-one was home, the poller had instructions to try the house 2 doors up on the left, or whatever.

  28. coz

    coz, you bought a chair from a mob called Progressive!?

    Sinclair! Ban him! Send his isp to Al Queada!

    You’ll get Lefty germs up yer bum!

    naw, I bought it from another store, just used that site cos the pic and description were better. So, no danger of lefty germs.

  29. Roy Morgan does door-to-door surveys. It’s their point of differentiation from Newspoll, Galaxy etc, which use telephones. They argue it gives more representative sampling.

  30. Adam Kane

    Morgan’s right. The Newspoll result is bullshit. Just like the lucky (but temporary) Newspoll improvement for Gillard the day before the Rudd-Gillard spill. That turned out to be bullshit too.

    Reading this statement on Morgans site there was no phone poll

    Different methodology. There are advantages either way you do it.

    I’m not up to date, the way it used to be done was as part of the regular omnibus survey, most of which was commercial stuff like “what brand of dogfood to you have in your cupboard?”

    They all do that, all the major polling companies.

  31. Tom

    Isn’t there anybody left in Labor with a shred of a long term survival instinct?

    They elected a sound-bite expert as leader, then realized he had none of the practical skills required to lead an organisation.
    They got rid of him, then elected someone who appeared to have spunk, but it turned she was a similar illusion: someone who hadn’t even had the dream of leadership, but had been pushed forward by an indiscriminate positive discrimination program.
    There is no-one remotely close to the ALP leadership a) who dreamed of it and b) had done the leadership development required over years to make it a success.

  32. oil shrill

    “a dangerous time”? “normal circumstances” ?? do you mean that the current intention of the alp/green coalition is not to destroy he australian society and economy and creage something in their own dystional image?

  33. candy

    “candy

    FFS, it’s not the looks we’re worried about. It’s what is embedded inside the skull. Smith is basically a cowardly doofus.”

    I betcha gab thinks he’s a bit of alright.

  34. Gab

    I betcha gab thinks he’s a bit of alright.

    No I don’t, Candy. You know why? I’ll tell you. He’s deplorable. The way in which he has conducted himself as the Minister for Defence has been utterly disgusting and contemptuous of service personnel and the Australian public.

    He is a vainglorious show pony who lacks strength of character and intelligence. Self-serving and mediocre at best. To me, he is ugly.
    So, no, I don’t find him ‘a bit of alright’ at all.

  35. lotocoti

    Guess who…

    Be nice if there was EXIF metadata.

  36. Nilk, why would you be giving up swearing?

    Winston, I’m trying to have a bit more couth and culture about me. Doesn’t make me the best role model at times.

    I’m getting better though.

    When you tell your boss your thinking of giving up swearing for Lent and he offers to get you a swear drum as opposed to a swear jar then you need to take action lol.

  37. C.L.

    Roy Morgan does door-to-door surveys. It’s their point of differentiation from Newspoll, Galaxy etc, which use telephones. They argue it gives more representative sampling.

    I was Morgan polled once several years ago. IIRC, they asked their questions and you popped your answer paper into a little Morgan box. It was like a secret ballot.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Barry is fucking terrorist shit up – big-time.

    His superiors must be mad at his bumbling.

  39. candy

    is it right for Mr Carr to expel the Syrian diplomats?

  40. JC

    I was Morgan polled once several years ago. IIRC, they asked their questions and you popped your answer paper into a little Morgan box. It was like a secret ballot.

    ahahhahaha so it’s possibly more accurate than any other.

    Stepford? Where is the loathsome oaf.

    Hey Stepford I won. I told you it would get to 60% and we’re over it now as Morgan is pretty decent if its a secret ballot like thingi.

    Here’s the other stuff you need to consider, which I’ve always reminded you of.

    1. These clowns have an major fuck-up or scandal happening every week now.

    2. The bribe went through and nobody’s grateful.

    3. Electricity costs are going higher.

    4. Unemployement and marginal firms will close or move offshore and the news of this is going to be in the papers each day.

    5. China is slowing down that will impact us and they will get blamed for it.

    6. The promise of the surplus evaporates.

    7. The lying slapper is threatened to be rolled or finally gets rolled.

    I’m taking the polls to new heights. I think we’re heading to 70/30 2PP and I’m not kidding.

    The liars party will end up fighting for scraps with the Greenlsime in the teens. Watch.

  41. hzhousewife

    I was also Roy Morganed years ago by doorknock, however, since then I have been asked and have given my email addy and now I get an invitation to do a poll, and the first few questions are demograohic eg postcode, sex, income level, age etc and sometimes they already have enough of a certain type so they say thank you but we don’t need you today. I get polled about every three months and it can be all kinds of things from shampoo to voting age to medication. Can be very interesting.

  42. Megan

    I worked for Roy Morgan research throughout the seventies. Their research methodology is strong, they use a larger sample, interview face-to-face and they are independent as opposed to owned by a media outlet.

    And even though you tell everyone that they are not compelled in any way to answer the political questions I never had a single one refuse. And it is a secret ballot, they are given a voting slip and put it into the ballot box, they are checked off a master list once all surveys are completed, but there are no personal details that identify the respondents.

  43. Mother Hubbard's Dog

    Is Bob Ellis a real person?

    I think Bob Ellis is actually a character played by Barry Humphries.

  44. candy

    Crikey don’t mention this Morgan poll at all. they usually do an interesting breakdown of stuff.

  45. Jumpnmcar

    Ghost who votes is slow on this Morgan poll. Strange.

  46. brc

    Pickering is running a line on Gillard and Barry Obama having it off on a whenever they can basis.

    Larry Pickering on Facebook

    I usually enjoy his stuff but I think this one is a bit of a stretch. Look at the photo on the linked page. I mean, ewwww.

    I guess if it is true she could run the old ‘young and naive, he was a powerful man’ line. And get herself a blue Gap dress for catching any evidence.

  47. steve

    I think a reality check is required here to interpret the poll results. If you believe that Morgan accurately reflects the voting intention of the whole population you would have to accept that in the space of one week:

    500,000 people who were going to vote labor last weekend decided not to this weekend.
    400,000 people who last week were not going to vote LNP, deciced to vote LNP this weekend.
    Some might believe that, but then you would also have to believe 300,000 people who were not going to vote greens, decided this weekend that the greens would be the best bet. I know that will stretch credulity on this blog.

    I didn’t see on the Morgan website what the sample size and thus statistical sampling error was. I think you will find that next weekend it swings back the other way. That’s not because anyone changed their mind(again), it’s just how statistical sampling works.

  48. JC

    Steve…

    You ex out the Morgan poll and Newspoll and the number is around 58%. Stop looking for miracles, you idiot. They’re cooked.

  49. But what are the Liberals (sic) going to do?

    We’ve seen this time and time again, they’ll have an historic once in 100 years opportunity and they’ll run another WA mortgage brokers scandal!

    At least the winged menace and any libertarian with a pulse will be able to resist spending any money. You might be a prize dill but it won’t matter, you’re abolishing stuff not writing an FWA.

    First day of sitting, Monday morning 9:00am sell the ABC, 10:00am abolish the marriage act, 10:30am morning tea, 11:00am abolish anything mentioning the word climate,…

  50. Tom

    Morgan is finding a record high 2PP for the Coalition vs ALP federally, but 61.5: 38.5 would give ALP a 22% better result than the Qld ALP in the 2012 massacre (12.3% swing versus 15%). For that reason, I believe the ALP has not yet reached the bottom, particularly in view of the fact that the ALP leadership vacuum is producing new crises of incompetence at better than one per calendar month. One of the unknowns is that, in all the metrics, the pollsters are having to extrapolate a huge number of undecideds — 20% or more. A 12.3% swing against would give the ALP 28 out of 150 seats in the Reps; a 15% Queensland-size swing gives them 22 seats. I don’t believe Bligh was anywhere near as badly on the nose as Gillard; for a start, she was a competent leader, even if she was a liar. Even with a leadership change, I think federal Labor are dreaming if they think they can limit the landslide to 15%.

  51. badm0f0

    Hey Stepford I won. I told you it would get to 60% and we’re over it now as Morgan is pretty decent if its a secret ballot like thingi.

    Morgan face-to face is notoriously volatile & unreliable & is usually excluded from aggregate poll trends for this reason. The face to face gave Beazley a 14% lead over Howard a month & a half out from the 2001 election, Latham a 10% lead the same distance from the 2004 election & Rudd 15% in 2007. In 2010 Morgan’s phone poll was reporting 50/50 a few weeks out from the election while the face-to-face was reporting that Gillard had a 14.5% lead. The phone polls tend to be a lot more stable & reliable (closer to the election).

  52. brc

    @tom The polling does take in Vic, Sa and Tas. The cold weather appears to affect their political judgement. Or maybe it’s all the unionised labor. Whatever it is, they’re all clearly nuts down there.

    I think we can expect WA and QLD to go ‘Labor’ free, and Victoria to probably lose 1 or 2 seats, and no change in SA or Tas. Not sure about NSW – couple of marginal Western Sydney seats to go + Eden Monaro.

    Anyone pining for a Gillard win has to work out where she is going to pick up 3 seats to replace the independents + Thomson. Then they have to start explaining how to offset the QLD + WA losses.

    I remember watching Stephen Smith in the 2010 election – trying madly to get the numbers to add up on TV. Well, the numbers are much worse than then – Gillard commanded a 37% primary vote at the time.

    I just wish it was happening this weekend.

  53. JC

    They’re all volatile, bado to some degree. And you have no real way of determining which one is more accurate at any point in time. That’s why I said you lop off Gallop and newspoll.

    The phone polls tend to be a lot more stable & reliable (closer to the election).

    Stability doesn’t necessarily mean accuracy, zonk head.

  54. Tom

    So, motherfucker, you believe there is nothing to worry about for the communists? The peasants will sing The Internationale in the streets whenever they’re summoned?

  55. Mike of Marion

    Fairfax up 3 cents – is Gina finalising her 19.9%?

    Mike

  56. badm0f0

    They’re all volatile, bado to some degree

    The major phone polls tend to track within the same range, show similar trends & usually come close to final election results (some are better than others on some or parameters like primaries but fall down on preference allocation, others get close to the 2pp). The face to face Morgan polls are usually close to nothing resembling the election result or anything else.

  57. Gab

    The EU: focusing on the real issues.

  58. .

    The face to face Morgan polls are usually close to nothing resembling the election result or anything else.

    Evidence please

  59. Tom

    Macquarie Radio tonight reports the FXJ subediting jobs are being offshored to get rid of high Australian wages. All media are cost-cutting in this way. They don’t have any choice because they’re increasingly exposed to the Google Adsense online monopoly, which is offering advertisers 90% off equivalent offline print space rates.

  60. candy

    would not the polling be dependent on which suburb whch city is done?

    or do they a bit of every suburb everwhere in Australia.

  61. badm0f0

    Evidence here & here. The latter shows the discrepancies between face to face & phone as Morgan compares a 50/50 phone poll with 57.5/42.5 in a subsequent face to face & claims it as evidence of a strong boost to Gillard (3 weeks from the election). 2001 & 2004 polls show the same sort of huge margins in face to face polls which just weren’t believable or seen in any other polling.

  62. C.L.

    Laborites loved Morgan’s worm when it favoured Rudd. In fact, the worm notoriously loves Labor.

    That was cool.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Candy – yes, I think expel the Syrian diplomats. A gesture, no more, but international civilised standards need asserting somehow. You don’t shoot up kids, you just don’t.

  64. C.L.

    That NYT puff piece trumpeting Obama the macho terrorist killer was hilarious. I remember when the CIA declared Al Qaeda all but wiped out worldwide during the later Bush years. Now various dedicated sockpuppets “administration officials” are suggesting the Kenyan did it. LOL.

  65. C.L.

    How about the Lying Rodent’s effort today, hey?

    She says she didn’t see the FWA/Thompson police memo.

    Just like she didn’t see the Rinehart enterprise agreement.

    Or the race riot texts…

    It really is an illness with her. Pathological.

  66. candy

    “Candy – yes, I think expel the Syrian diplomats. A gesture, no more, but international civilised standards need asserting somehow. You don’t shoot up kids, you just don’t.”

    thank you Elizabeth, i am puzzled by it.

  67. C.L.

    The most accurate poll of the 2007 Australian Federal Election was the telephone Morgan Poll conducted election eve, Friday November 23.

    http://www.roymorgan.com/news/polls/2007/4252/

  68. Gab

    LABOR MPs need to show “courage and conviction” [ha ha] in the lead-up to the 2013 election, according to Julia Gillard, who says they can win the campaign.

    In a caucus meeting this morning [which the booted Craig Thomson attended] the Prime Minister rallied her troops, while revealing the current period was “one of the hardest periods politically for the government”.

    “Over the next 500 days we need to show courage and conviction,” Ms Gillard told MPs during this morning’s caucus meeting in parliament.

    And we can win the (2013) campaign.

    Sure you can. Sure.

  69. C.L.

    which the booted Craig Thomson attended

    Wait, what?

  70. .

    Morgan Poll Most Accurate – Morgan Poll Accurate On Major Parties

    I love showing you up on your bullshit, baddie.

  71. Gab

    Irving J posted it upthread, CL.

    Here.

  72. C.L.

    WTF?

    The only snippet of QT I caught today was Gillard accusing Da Abbott Monster of sending meanies out on the weekend to attack Thompson after saying (?) he would go easy on him. She more or less accused him of trying to push the sociopathic douchebag to suicide.

    She is a completely revolting human being.

  73. kae

    Seventy-somethingth. Yay me.

    Just got home from Toowoomba. Bloody cold up there, but the air is crystal clear.

    Visiting a friend in hospital and picked up some mexican while up there.

    Yum!

  74. Gab

    Seventy-somethingth. Yay me.

    picked up some mexican

    I don’t think I’m going to ask you to clarify, Kae 🙂

  75. C.L.

    One of earliest memories was freezing my ass off in Toowoomba, Kae.

    Nevertheless, I’ve always loved the place.

  76. John Mc

    Australians appear to be losing interest in politics:

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/15-million-potential-voters-go-missing-20120528-1zf99.html

    Can there be a clearer signal that the quality of politics (on both sides) in this country is rat shit?

    Although it’s probably not true, I’d really like to think some of them are standing up for voluntary voting. There’s an easy way to ensure they’re not bothered while exercising their democratic freedom. Just make it clear that if they’re forced back on the electoral roll they’ll vote against the current government every time until the government of the day makes a move toward voluntary participation.

  77. Les Majesty

    That NYT puff piece trumpeting Obama the macho terrorist killer was hilarious. I remember when the CIA declared Al Qaeda all but wiped out worldwide during the later Bush years. Now various dedicated sockpuppets “administration officials” are suggesting the Kenyan did it. LOL.

    Sore loser.

  78. Tom

    As much as you love the glorious revolution of 2010, motherfucker, Gary Morgan and his family, who have been in the polling business for 50 years, aren’t young punks with ponytails. When he says today’s Newspoll is “frankly unbelievable”, it’s frankly unbelievable and you go looking for weaknesses in Newspoll’s methodology, not his. Bottom line: it’s a volatile electorate and elections are moments of truth where people are true to themselves, not reacting to the novelty of answering questions months or years before. But you trust a good pollster.

  79. As much as you love the glorious revolution of 2010, motherfucker,

    That last bit really adds to your argument, angry drunk kangaroo.

  80. John Mc

    One of earliest memories was freezing my ass off in Toowoomba, Kae.

    Nevertheless, I’ve always loved the place.

    You low-country lot should have a meet-up here. That way I can get pleasantly drunk and still walk home.

  81. JC

    Stepford

    Where does one go to see what 70/30 looks like in the seats?

    Thanks

  82. kae

    You’ll get lefty germs up your bum.

    Is that a death threat?

  83. Gab

    Heh.

    Fairfax board:

    Roger Corbett AO, Chairman
    Michael Anderson
    Greg Hywood,
    Sandra McPhee
    Sam Morgan
    Linda Nicholls AO
    Robert Savage AM
    Peter Young AM

    Only two women.

  84. You’re dreaming, JC. A lot of that goes on here.

  85. C.L.

    One of the hilarious NYT snippets:

    A phalanx of retired generals and admirals stood behind Mr. Obama on the second day of his presidency, providing martial cover as he signed several executive orders to make good on campaign pledges. Brutal interrogation techniques were banned, he declared. And the prison at Guantánamo Bay would be closed.

    What the new president did not say was that the orders contained a few subtle loopholes. They reflected a still unfamiliar Barack Obama, a realist who, unlike some of his fervent supporters, was never carried away by his own rhetoric.

    He wasn’t carried away by his own rhetoric?

    FMD. Most obscure way of saying “he lied” eveh.

    If you read beyond page 1, in fact, you see that the entire piece is an attempt to explain away the fact that Obama came to believe – or was tutored to believe, more likely – that Bush was right.

    And is the NYT the only newspaper that refers to the Vice-President as “Joseph R. Biden.” As if that will make him sound like substantive figure.

  86. JC

    I’m not dreaming, step. I actually think it’s doable. I predicted the little turd’s demise when people thought it was a joke. i also predicted a lib win last election.

    I’m pretty decent with trends and the next election will be a wipeout for the liars straddling with the greenslime….

  87. coz

    What the new president did not say was that the orders contained a few subtle loopholes.

    ‘Subtle’ is a word usually associated with the satanic.

  88. Rudiau

    Does anyone know why/who forced GoPetition to pull this petition featured in the Gosford Advocate

    The petition was up to 7,400 as of 15th May.

  89. Les Majesty

    Nope. Bush was wrong.

    Bush never took the fight to al Qaeda. He screwed the pooch at Tora Bora then screwed it again when he invaded Iraq.

    Barry, unlike Bush, has been focussed like a laser beam on taking out the bad guys.

    Barry is a cold, calculating killer in defence of the Republic.

    While Bush was just a bumbling, loud-mouthed hillbilly.

  90. Rafe

    Andrew Bolt is on 2GB Macquarie Radio.
    In case anyone is interested.

    BTW the EU carbon market is going gangbusters.

  91. JC

    One of the hilarious NYT snippets:

    Did you read the piece I linked to last evening that is the circus called the NYTimes.

    Pinch has taken the net worth of the firm down from 7 billion to less than 1 billion and Bloomberg may end up taking it over as the family is screaming.

    Is it pinch or punch as i can’t be bothered looking it up.

  92. C.L.

    That’s easy, Rudiau. They bought the story that he might swallow a bottle of Tic Tacs.

    It’s the very latest in Gillardian horseshit. We’ve gone from ‘criticise us and we’ll have you arrested’ to ‘criticise us and we’ll commit suicide.’

    It’s progress, when you think abut it.

  93. Tom

    You’re dreaming

    That’s one of those bite-you-on-the-bum quotes that’ll be a star witness at your political crucifixion, Steptoe.

  94. Gab

    Perhaps the site administrator at GoPetition thought it too mean towards Craig Thomson, Rudi.

  95. Winston Smith

    Rudiau, the author is listed as Greg Best, but I can’t get any further.

  96. Les Majesty

    Now this guy is a true libertarian. He’s seasteading in his NYC apartment.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/he_got_lot_of_gill_ZbZdJhT1QZkeodMBgqsAaL

  97. John Mc

    Barry, unlike Bush, has been focussed like a laser beam on taking out the bad guys

    Life really is one big art house movie script or ‘legitimate’ theatre production for you luvvies, isn’t it?

  98. C.L.

    Read the whole NYT piece. The entire article is about how Obama came to believe he had to follow Bush.

    That would be the Bush who annihilated Al Qaeda worldwide, according to the CIA at the time.

    The US left at the time said there was no such thing as the ‘war on terror.’

  99. JC

    It’s the very latest in Gillardian horseshit. We’ve gone from ‘criticise us and we’ll have you arrested’ to ‘criticise us and we’ll commit suicide.’

    Lol..

  100. Winston Smith

    JC, do you mean that the family did nothing while their fortunes fell 80%?

    They deserve to lose the lot.

  101. Gab

    I agree with JC. That’s a classic comment CL.

  102. JC

    Oh Les , stories like that make me so homesick for NYC.

    There just isn’t the sheer number of lunatics here and I mean real ones.

  103. C.L.

    I may have skipped the last few pages (only) of the NYT’s Obama-becoming-Bush story but I’m pretty sure it didn’t discuss Libya – the entire country given to Al Qaeda by the Kenyan. Their first whole country since the salad days of the Taliban.

    Heckuva job.

  104. JC

    Yea Winston. They literally watched the price collapse and did nothing. Bloomberg will end up with it and stick the name tag on his site like he did with Newsweek which he paid one dollar for.

    They really could have been a freaking powerhouse too. They absolutely fucked it up… well Pinch did.

  105. Tom

    Rafe, there was a telling exchange on Bolt-Price tonight while they were interviewing Julie Bishop.
    Paraphrasing, Bolt wondered if Q&A’s humiliation of Gina would be born in mind by an incoming coalition government.
    Bishop: “Thanks for the thought, Andrew.”

  106. Gab

    Excellent video mash up. Then and now of David Marr on abusive speech.

    The special pleasure you feel….becuase it’s the licensed public abuse of a woman

  107. perturbed

    That NYT puff piece trumpeting Obama the macho terrorist killer

    “If they are starting to use children…” Obama blathers.

    Fucking idiot. They were using twelve year old Muslim kids and Down’s syndrome people and raped women on Bush’s watch; and where was your moral outrage then, you worthless POS? Directed against the people who were trying to kill the savages doing it.

  108. Gab

    Tom I recall that as a comment in response to Price (or Bolt) saying that funding to the ABC would be looked at by the Coalition government. I could be wrong.

  109. Splatacrobat

    Or the race riot texts…

    P.S.Don’t also forget that she said she didn’t see internal polling prior to knifing Rudd.

    P.P.S. Don’t also also forget she said she didn’t have conversations with anyone about knifing Rudd.

    P.P.P.S. Don’t also also also forget she said she didn’t see the speech that was written two weeks before the knifing that she delivered oh so confidently.

    A chronic and habitual liar

  110. twostix

    Much of the left at the time were saying there was no such thing as “Al Qaeda” (yes SBS, I remember the relentless stream of lunatic left anti-war “documentaries” you ran).

  111. Tom

    Yes, Gab, it was a musing by Bolt to Bishop on ABC funding.

  112. Jarrah

    “Libya – the entire country given to Al Qaeda”

    You really are quite ignorant, aren’t you?

  113. Jarrah

    No, wait… you don’t actually believe that, it’s just another expression of your Obama Derangement Syndrome.

  114. Winston Smith

    The opportunity arises to pull Holder into line about Fast and Furious, and Republicans refuse to back it?

  115. Rudiau

    GoPetition-Changing the World.

    Unless it means offending governments, it seems.
    The only current Australian political petition is “Say no to Tasmanian MP’s payrise”.
    All the rest are petitions about Funeral plan ads to Upgrading the Bruce Highway.

  116. .

    Bush never took the fight to al Qaeda. He screwed the pooch at Tora Bora then screwed it again when he invaded Iraq.

    He didn’t screw the pooch, the US WAS the pooch, Pakistan were the animal molesters.

    However I largely agree. I saw nothing wrong with a global and coordinated “world war” against terrorism, which he discussed with Chirac on a televised hotline call after 9/11 but never eventuated.

    If he did this he’d be up there with Washington.

  117. Splatacrobat

    Downfall parody of Ruddfall .

  118. Oh, Gab that’s appalling. They truly are pustulent, verminous maggots* on that show.

    They bleat on about how she’s tearing her family apart in the courts, what she gives (or doesn’t) to charity, and she wants to control every cent that she makes.

    In every case, it’s none of their business. Perhaps we should ask Hewson for his accounting books so that we know what he’s spending his money on.

    Perhaps we demand that Marr just hand over money for us to take care of and dole out on his behalf.

    As for the ‘children’? Their adults so they can grow the heck up and start acting like it. Gina has fought hard for that business, and built it up. Once your children grow up and become self-sufficient, they have to live their own lives.

    This idea that parents owe their kids for ever and ever needs to be taken out and shot.

    *working on reducing profanity, so please excuse any redundancies.

  119. Winston Smith

    Greg Best is a councillor at Wyong Shire. Apparently he and another councillor tried for a petition as we saw. Three ALP councillors walked out, and the motion failed on a technicality.

  120. twostix

    You really are quite ignorant, aren’t you?

    Quote some articles from The Guardian Jarrah. That’ll show him.

  121. Les Majesty

    That would be the Bush who annihilated Al Qaeda worldwide, according to the CIA at the time.

    No, that never happened. Bush screwed the pooch.

    The US left at the time said there was no such thing as the ‘war on terror.’

    No you are lying.

  122. Les Majesty

    The opportunity arises to pull Holder into line about Fast and Furious

    You are an idiot.

  123. .

    This idea that parents owe their kids for ever and ever needs to be taken out and shot.

    That MAY be true, but you also MIGHT be related to BRYAN CAPALAN.

  124. .

    The opportunity arises to pull Holder into line about Fast and Furious

    You are an idiot.

    Please explain.

  125. Les Majesty

    Fast and Furious is a non-story. And he is an idiot.

  126. Rousie

    Top shelf caucus:

    Spreading the wealth of the mining boom subcommittee.

    Lol

  127. dover_beach

    Speaking of Downfall parodies, this one is a classic spoof of Dawkins’ refusal to debate William Lane Craig.

  128. .

    I don’t know why you are so against seasteading, Les.

    You just love oppressive little shit c**t regimes being supported by Mugabe lover, Malcolm Fraser.

    The Republic of Minerva was illegally invaded by Tonga, and backed by the communist sook leader of the Liberals.

    If fuckwit Malcolm didn’t back this, it would have been successful.

    The ALP trounced him because he was such a fuckwit. Howard had no respect for him. If Howard, Hawke and Keating ALL dislike you – you’re probably bit of a berk.

  129. .

    Fast and Furious is a non-story. And he is an idiot.

    No.

  130. JC

    Fast and Furious is a non-story. And he is an idiot.

    Really? An arm of the government selling arms to mexican drug cartels and hoping they double back so it could be blamed on US gun shows is a non-story?

    You’re so forgiving les.

  131. Gab

    Spreading the wealth of the mining boom subcommittee.

    hahaha – that’s the actual name of the committee?? Oh please. And here’s me thinking they just cannot get any more ridiculous.

  132. C.L.

    “If they are starting to use children…” Obama blathers.

    Yes, perturbed. I noticed that. According to Obama, Al Qaeda have just started using children!

    February 06, 2008: Video Shows Al-Qaida in Iraq Using Children.

  133. Rousie

    Other suggestions:

    Not letting a good government lose its way subcommittee

    It is not a lie if you believe it subcommittee

    News poll subcommittee &

    AbbottAbbottAbbottAbbott (yes an extra one) subcommittee

  134. .

    JC

    You are forgetting Obama had an ATAR score of roughly 52.

    Be nice.

  135. Winston Smith

    Oh bugger, dot. I was waiting for Les to chuck in the punch line….
    It would have been a beauty, I just know it.

  136. candy

    “Downfall parody of Ruddfall”

    Shake those saucebottles!

    who doesn’t miss kevni.

  137. C.L.

    Fast and Furious

    How could I forget?

    Not only did the man who once condemned US troops in Afghanistan as murderers give Libya to Al Qaeda. He also armed Mexican narco-terrorists, causing the deaths of hundreds of civilians and at least one US law enforcement officer.

  138. Gab

    who doesn’t miss kevni.

    Me. I’m over him.

  139. JamesK

    who doesn’t miss kevni.

    I loathe Gillard but even so, I don’t.

  140. ‘criticise us and we’ll commit suicide.’

    is it illegal to lend a hand, matches, kero?

  141. candy

    John Hewson left his first wife and family on Christmas Eve. so he can’t be too condescending about Ms Rinehart and her family situations.

  142. JamesK

    He also armed Mexican narco-terrorists, causing the deaths of hundreds of civilians and at least one US law enforcement officer.

    Two things:

    1. It wasn’t small arms but machine guns, assault rifles and 50 calibre rifles which can take down a helicopter.

    2. The motive seems clear to provide the anti-gun lobby with ammunition to further erode Americans’ 2nd Amendement rights.

  143. coz

    In a big blow to the homosupremacist movement, Norway’s biggest serial killer turns out to be gay, like I told yous.

  144. Winston Smith

    The “Obama is a fiscally prudent and low spending President” meme is undergoing the Mother of All Unravellings.

  145. Jarrah

    “give Libya to Al Qaeda”

    Prove it. Hell, just give one piece of evidence suggesting that’s a possibly plausible opinion!

    “Fast and Furious”

    Are you sure you want to go there? That was a tactic started under Bush.

  146. Winston Smith

    You know, I think the idea that the Left could tell a lie and run with it for a month and then move on, telling all and sundry “That was so last month”, is valid.
    The Democrats are falling apart and more and more people are laughing at them for their childish lying. They are being seen for what they are: Immature, dysfunctional humans.
    The Left is in a death spiral. The intarwebs have inoculated us by showing us how they practice their deceit.

  147. JamesK

    That was a tactic started under Bush.

    So the ideao of giving high powered assault weapons to killer thugs without tagging the merchandise with a pgps locator and not following the killers was Bush policy?

    You are a fvckwit Jarrah.

    There is no other reasonable descriptor for dangerous useful idiot twits like you

  148. Les Majesty

    Fast and Furious was no biggie.

    I’ve eaten at a lot of very fine restaurants, but I’ve never seen anyone make a souffle without breaking any eggs.

  149. Winston Smith

    Do I want to go there?
    Shit yeah, Jarrah, you lying turd!

    “Project Gunrunner involved the surveillance of straw purchasers buying weapons, but those purchasers were immediately apprehended before crossing back into Mexico or transferring arms to dangerous criminals. Shortly after Obama took office, Operation Fast and Furious allowed straw purchasers working for Mexican drug cartels to purchase mass amount of weapons in the United States and then take them back to Mexico…

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2011/10/05/sf-chronicle-story-repeats-ap-fast-furious-misinformation#ixzz1wGJLkgcF

    Give up the Uni course Jarrah – it’s turning your head inside out. You’re becoming despicable.

  150. Les Majesty

    It’s hilarious seeing the fury and rage of the ODS sufferers as it dawns on them that Barry is actually much better at national security and defence than Bush was.

    It must really hurt you guys. Your pain and impotent rage is palpable.

  151. Winston Smith

    …and that’s it for me – off to bed. Busy day tomorrow. And the bloody gout is coming back again. I must have broken a window some time ago…

  152. C.L.

    Here is Les’s NYT story:

    Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will.

    Now, I should have paid more attention to the headline. Kill List, you say?

    Guess who began the Al Qaeda Kill List? And guess which newspaper wrote about it in 2002?

    You guessed right! 1. George W. Bush and 2. The New York Times.

    A spokesman for the White House declined to discuss the list or issues involving the use of lethal force against terrorists. A spokesman for the C.I.A. also declined to comment on the list

    The more aggressive approach to counterterrorism is showing results.

    George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, said in a speech last week that more than one-third of the top leadership of Al Qaeda identified before the war in Afghanistan had been killed or captured.

    But the NYT couldn’t resist sounding the kind of cautionary note they now avoid:

    But the decision by the Bush administration to authorize, under certain circumstances, the killing of terrorist leaders threatens to thrust it into a murky area of national security and international law that is almost never debated in public because the covert operations are known only to a small circle of executive branch and Congressional officials.

  153. JC

    It’s hilarious seeing the fury and rage of the ODS sufferers as it dawns on them that Barry is actually much better at national security and defence than Bush was.

    It must really hurt you guys. Your pain and impotent rage is palpable.

    Not me. I think he’s been far too easy going and the apology obsession made me shudder in embarrassment for him and his office. However on the whole, he would get a C- for foreign policy.

    Try and win an election as the foreign policy president in the US in this climate.

    No one gives a flying shit about foreign policy at. As it used to be said.. it’s the economy stupid.

  154. Les Majesty

    Who let bin laden go in tora bora, CL?

    Bush.

    Who killed bin laden?

    Barry.

    Fact: Bush didn’t have the nerve to pull the trigger. Barry did.

  155. JC

    Who let bin laden go in tora bora, CL?

    Bush.

    Nope. Untrue. You’re lying.

    Bush never even had a chance to make that decision as the military brass walked away. This is when Rumsfeld flew into a rage with the military for being legalistic and dropping the ball on a golden opportunity.

    Furthermore noises coming out of the administration have been strongly suggesting that adult, Leon Panetta made the decision himself over the head of the Kenyan as the Kenyan did a harry freeze.

  156. kae

    Food, Gab, Mexican food!

    Aye chihouhoua!

  157. kae

    CL
    Toowoomba is a pleasant place, cooler than down where I am in Summer, cooler in winter – (((grins)))
    The air is so clear tonight.
    No fog.

    The fog in Woomba is amazing. It rolls in and is spooky. It can be foggy in Toowoomba any time of the year.

    And when it snows in Armidale you can feel it in the wind!!

  158. kae

    John Mc, sounds like a plan.
    Mk50 has been trying to organise a get-together in Briz for a while, but noone emailed me thru my blog… well, one person did, he’s a member of the usual suspects, we’ve met before at similar gatherings.
    And I don’t think it’s fair that you should be within staggering distance when no matter where the meet I have to drive!
    There’s good meals at Dan Murphy’s on James Street.

  159. Gab

    Oh. So not tequila then? Okay.

  160. Les Majesty

    Bullshit JC

    The buck stops with the CinC. That’s true for bush and Obama both.

    Bush let bin laden go. Obama killed him.

  161. C.L.

    Who killed bin laden?

    The group formerly condemned by Democrats as “Dick Cheney’s Illegal Assassination Squad.” You know, SEAL Team 6 – the outfit that regards Obama as a dishonorable douchebag.

    Who got the actual mastermind of 9/11?
    Oh, that’s right. BUSH.

  162. .

    I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE

    If the Coalition get a double majority, they ought to repeal everything Rudd and Gillard have done and implement Fightback! to the extent that it isn’t obsolete.

    Or they are perpetual bottle merchants.

  163. JC

    How could the buck stop with Bush, if Bush was never informed in the first place?

    I don’t quite get your argument Les. It’s not as though Bush was even aware they had him in their sights. Bush is ultimately responsible, but he did not let him go.

    Panetta had him killed. He is one of the few adults in the room in that administration.

  164. Tom

    Eastern Libya is crawling with Al Qaeda, who moved in virtually the day after Nato moved out, presenting a direct threat to Europe.

  165. Les Majesty

    The group formerly condemned by Democrats as “Dick Cheney’s Illegal Assassination Squad.” You know, SEAL Team 6 – the outfit that regards Obama as a dishonorable douchebag.

    Who got the actual mastermind of 9/11?
    Oh, that’s right. BUSH.

    So many lies.

  166. JamesK

    Les you are being stuppidly partisan.

    Obummer is a scumbucket especially in regard to this order:

    Opinion: Spiking the football
    Bin Laden raid was politicized before it even took place
    By A. J. Edelman

    Recently President Obama has come under fire from both the left and the right for politicizing the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, including a major campaign advertisement a speech from Afghanistan timed to the anniversary of the raid, and a campaign press-blitz intended to cement the decision as a ‘gutsy call.’ In the words of the campaign ad: “suppose the [SEALs] had been … killed, the downside would have been horrible for him.” Yes indeed, when American servicemen are killed, the political fallout is just awful.

    It was initially believed that the politicization of the raid began after it was successfully carried out. However, in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey revealed that a recently disclosed memo from then-CIA Director Leon Panetta had a built-in political insurance policy should the raid have failed: the blame would be shifted to Admiral William McRaven, then-Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. According to the memo, “The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President … The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.” In other words, if the mission failed, it would be because Admiral McRaven failed to correctly oversee the mission. This shift-the-blame political insurance policy is sadly illustrative of the extent that the raid has been politicized, even prior to its execution.

  167. Tom

    Eastern Libya is crawling with Al Qaeda, who moved in the day after Nato moved out, reinforcing the broader threat to Europe by a lawlessness North Africa.

  168. steve

    Les you are being stuppidly partisan.

    What, only Les?

  169. C.L.

    In other words, if the mission failed, it would be because Admiral McRaven failed to correctly oversee the mission.

    What a douchebag. No wonder SEALS and vets hate him.

  170. JamesK

    A quite extraordinary article from a reknown moderate public servant Michael Mukasey, U.S. attorney general from 2007-09, and a U.S. district judge from 1988 to 2006 in a WSJ op-ed

    Obama and the bin Laden Bragging Rights
    It’s hard to imagine Lincoln or Eisenhower claiming such credit for the heroic actions of others.

    The first anniversary of the SEAL Team 6 operation that killed Osama bin Laden brings the news that President Obama plans during the coming campaign to exploit the bragging rights to the achievement. That plan invites scrutiny that is unlikely to benefit him.

    RTWT

  171. JC

    Steve you ass,

    those quips have been tried here hundreds of times and aren’t funny anymore. Try to improve your trolling since the beating you received when attempting to peddle solar power with Everready batteries. Moron.

  172. JamesK

    It’s worth noting that Mukasey penned that op-ed before Obummer went to Afghanistan and it was published on the day he went to Afghanistan for no other reason than to spike the football on bin Laden’s death.

    Obummer is both shameless and disgusting like most extreme leftists.

    Mukasey was even more precient than he could have realised.

  173. .

    Does anyone even care if Abbot becomes another Malcolm Fraser or not? FFS

  174. JamesK

    Does anyone even care if Abbot becomes another Malcolm Fraser or not? FFS

    He’ll be no less libertarian than John Howard.

    But beggars can’t be choosers.

    Gillard or Abbott – who ya gonna choose?

    I mean it’s heardly difficult is it?

    Oh wait… Malcolm could rush in to save the day…..

  175. splatacrobat

    I doudt Abbott will ever loose his trousers in unusual circumstances like Fraser did.

  176. .

    James,

    I have NO doubt he’ll be better than the modern, rotting and undead ALP.

    I just hope he’ll come to his senses.

  177. steve

    A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum – the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They’re the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.

  178. .

    Thus, “steve” is a left wing wingnut.

  179. JamesK

    Patton would need say 10 Our Fathers and 10 Hail Marys morning and night for month for that to have any real hope dot.

  180. JamesK

    A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum – the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They’re the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.

    Ur an inane fvckwit steve.

    You know that.

    Right?

  181. JC

    Does anyone even care if Abbot becomes another Malcolm Fraser or not? FFS

    Of course it does. i said this earlier today in fact, dot. He worries me for a lot of reasons.

  182. Token

    They’re the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.

    Yes, when the leaders of the hive mind issue their commands on what the unworthy unwashed masses should think, they should shut up, not argue with the appeal to Authority in a Nicolai Ceausescu’esque consensus of 97%.

    We know Steve, the science is settled and the people must shush.

  183. sdog

    Thus, “steve” is a left wing wingnut.

    No you are lying. Steve’s not a divider.

    He unites us.

    We all think he’s a chucklehead.

    All hail Steve the Great Uniter!

  184. Token

    Does anyone even care if Abbot becomes another Malcolm Fraser or not? FFS

    Who doesn’t worry about that when it comes to Abbott?

    Looking at his record, he had the political sense to take down 2 sitting (though incompetent) PM’s. In his time in government he was an effective minister who had both the vision to see the flaws in Work Choices & the courage to speak up about it.

    That’s so much more than the sociopath and the slapper. So it will be 50 steps in a forward direction.

  185. kae

    QandA

    BARRY HUMPHRIES: Thomson is a liar and a rat bag. No question of that and I deplore – and it’s moving onto rather another theme a famous television network like Nine and their actions in paying a prostitute an amount of money like that to sort of sing like a canary, in the same way as another television program, well known television magazine program, door-stopped my friend Clive James.

    JOHN HEWSON: Oh yes.

    BARRY HUMPHRIES: Quite recently.

    JOHN HEWSON: It was outrageous.

    BARRY HUMPHRIES: And produced some floozy and humiliated him in the street and they flew this woman across the world for this deplorable, disgraceful piece of television. Something serious is happening and there is a thing called the Press Council, which seems absolutely impotent. I mean all they did was tut, tut over that and, meanwhile, we have to put up with this fellow Craig Thomson, who admittedly looks devastated. So he should, I think.

    DAVID MARR: He’s not devastated enough to confess he did it.

    Ah, hahahahaha.

  186. twostix

    I just hope he’ll come to his senses.

    Abbott’s the ghost of the DLP – which is why he causes otherwise sane adult Labor Party members to break down in mouth foaming convulsions of utter hate.

    I wouldn’t expect him to be a federal Newman.

  187. sdog

    JFTR, I stand united with Barry & Michelle on this important issue.

  188. Token

    Scott Walker really hit the jackpot with his last 2 senatorial opponents. Warren is unwinding fast…

    Former Harvard Admin Throws Warren Under the Bus

    Mr. Ray has now come forward and clarified the university’s role in this controversy, insinuating he merely went along with information volunteered to him by Professor Warren. Ms. Warren, however, refuses comment, even though the allegations in this story include falsifying federal diversity compliance reports.

  189. C.L.

    New Obama law requires every swimming pool in America to have an elevator for the disabled.

    Joe Biden leads the applause for this new initiative:

  190. JC

    Toke

    This really looks bad for her, however the Dems are having some sort of vote thing for a local primary and the communist bitch could actually lose it, which means they put up another candidate.

    However Fauxhantas is finished.
    But don’t forget that this is a state which continued to vote in a man that essentially left a woman to die in a ditched car. So nothing is safe for a GOP’er there.

  191. JamesK

    Scott Walker Brown.

    Walker is the GOP Governor of Minissoocold with a
    dem/union instituted recall election

  192. JC

    bahhh same difference James. All GOP all good.

  193. Token

    Scott Walker Brown.

    That’s right we’re talking about the guy who the Democrats dis’ed for driving a pickup, not the governor of Beerwaulkee?

  194. sdog

    Walker is the GOP Governor of Minissoocold

    No, he’s a cheese-head.

  195. Tom

    My dog doesn’t like beetroot, either. But that’s because she’s a kelpie. Beetroot is the best vegie that ever came out of a can. Recommended by nine out of 10 farm boys.

  196. Token

    Just when I thought the Oz had forgotten how to be the “Hate Meeja”, it all comes back to them:

    BER waste as schools scrap books

    CYBER-SMART schools are getting rid of printed books, despite $4 billion of taxpayers’ money spent building 3472 libraries in the past three years.

  197. sdog

    Scott Brown or as Sissy calls him, Senator Hunk Daddy

    smh.

  198. JamesK

    Frozen cheese is an acquired taste.

  199. JamesK

    And Rick Scott is the GOP Governor of God’s Waiting Room.

  200. badm0f0

    Morgan Poll Most Accurate – Morgan Poll Accurate On Major Parties

    I love showing you up on your bullshit, baddie.

    Know the difference between a phone poll & face to face? How many times can you embarrass yourself this week?

  201. sdog

    Gubner F-State has teh crazy eyes. Srsly.

    But at least he’s not Dorito-colored the way their last dude was.

    If Jeb Bush were still around, we wouldn’t have all this zombie apocalypse shit happening.

  202. C.L.

    Julia Gillard tries to crush the mischief makers.

    A task that reminded me of this famous Lucille Ball skit:

  203. C.L.

    Speaking of teh crazy eyes, Spot, click that first link.

  204. Gab

    Blogging isn’t for gentle souls or sissies.

    said Doomlord earlier. And it ought to be part of the Liberty Quotes.

  205. Gab

    Speaking of teh crazy eyes

    Oh dear. Now that’s scary.
    my laptop nearly got sprayed with hot chocolate.

  206. JamesK

    Well I’m a gentle soul and my transvestism is restricted to Friday nights Gab

  207. sdog

    I think she was going for the Julie Bishop-patented Death Stare(TM) there, but failed.

  208. JamesK

    I actually like Julie Bishop more as time rolls on.

    She’s not a bad old stick.

  209. Tom

    You ungrateful malcontents:

    The study provides further evidence of the federal government’s inability to sell the extraordinary story of Australia’s economic and social resilience.

  210. sdog

    Blogging isn’t for gentle souls or sissies.

    Sissy. Love that girl.

  211. Gab

    “first woman of color,” lily-white Elizabeth Warren (0% Cherokee, 100% Bullshit).

    lol

  212. C.L.

    I agree, James. I quite like Julie now too.

    I’m especially impressed with how she bounces up in Question Time. She’s really agile and has a very nice bottom.

  213. Gab

    I’m especially impressed with how she bounces up in Question Time.

    Yes but can she shriek like our banshee-in-chief? Hmmm, I think not.

  214. sdog

    Sissy fights like a girl, Gab. Brutal little thing. Deadly.

  215. Gab

    From a very sad story about women being burned at the stake (in this day and age) as the villagers believe them to be witches. Their eyes go red due to the dung used for cooking fuel.

    But then this last line stood out:

    The centre said that many local people believe that witchcraft is behind every misfortune from infertility and poverty to failure in business, famine and earthquakes.

    and I couldn’t help but think that’s the same line Brown, Flannery and the climate cabal use.

  216. Tom

    Gittins almost stopped being a Keynesian git, then thought better of it.

  217. That’d be right. CL likes woman politician who has long term de facto partner and is childless…but only if she’s a Liberal.

    What a goose of a man.

  218. Gab

    Who is Sissy, Spot? I like her work.

  219. Gab

    my mistake, lynched, not burned at the stake.

  220. C.L.

    You’re an unwell person, Steve.

    But we all know that.

    I don’t dislike the person Julia Gillard because she’s childless and shacked up. I dislike her because she’s amoral, a hatemonger and clinically dishonest.

    You, on the other hand, like anyone who’s left-wing just because they’re left-wing.

  221. C.L.

    Ed Morrissey on a Democrat and Obama-backed holocaust:

    Want to see a real war on women? Not one defined by the opposition to the imposition of a Hubby State and subsidies, but one in which women of the future are systematically eliminated? Live Action went undercover last month at a number of abortion clinics across the nation to expose how the abortion industry assists and even encourages gender-selective abortion, a global trend that has eliminated tens of millions of girls before they ever draw breath outside the womb. The video also shows a Planned Parenthood counselor in Texas explaining to a young mother how to defraud Medicaid…

    New Live Action video shows Planned Parenthood encouraging gender-selective abortion, Medicaid fraud.

  222. sdog

    Sissy is a gentle and refined well-spoken Yankee lady-blogger who will hand you your arse… on a vintage Limoges ‘American Beauty’ salad plate.

    She’s been blogging for ages – in internet time. Read Professor Norm Geras’ profile of her from 2005 here.

  223. JamesK

    Obama-backed holocaust

    And there you have it.

    That leftists are vermin demonstrated for 11,679,568th time in just this century

  224. sdog

    Who are your intellectual heroes? > Charles Darwin, Niccolo Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, The Founding Fathers, Friedrich Hayek.

    What is your favourite poem? > I love William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’. Dazzling imagery, red in tooth and claw, makes mincemeat of the peaceable kingdom paradigm.

    How can you not love that? I ask you.

  225. Gab

    A Yankee?! Well I never!

    Thank you for the info, Spot.

  226. JamesK

    Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Unfair Shot
    Wall Street deserves to win its battle with the White House.

    Admittedly President Obama’s rhetoric lacks Roosevelt’s biblical flourishes. Nevertheless, the intent of Obama’s recent assault on Mitt Romney’s record as chief executive of Bain Capital is essentially the same…

    Yes, I know it’s shocking. Before Mitt Romney entered politics, he started up and successfully ran a private-equity shop. He turned money-losing companies around, partly by firing surplus employees. Before Barack Obama entered politics, he was a community organizer, then a lawyer. The firm where he worked in the 1990s specialized in civil-rights litigation and neighborhood economic development. Visit Chicago to see how well that went.

    The president wants this election to be the White House vs. Wall Street. But if it’s really Harvard Business School vs. Harvard Law School, I’ll take the M.B.A. over the J.D. every time.

    The only jobs lawyers ever create are for other lawyers. And if you don’t believe me, you clearly haven’t read Dodd-Frank.

  227. JamesK

    James Taranto still having fun with Pocahontas

    Bean and Nothingness
    An essay on the phenomenological ontology of racial preferences.

    So it seems the bean-counters in Cambridge and Washington relied on Warren’s own self-definition (bean for itself), which she adopted from her mother (bean for others). But does that mean that all human beans are entitled to classify themselves however they want? Can a white bean pass itself off as a red bean with impunity?

    Apparently not. Another set of bean-counting rules suggests that existence (bean in itself) precedes essence. “Both Harvard’s guidelines and federal regulations for the statistics lay out a specific definition of Native American that Warren does not meet,” the Globe reports.

  228. JamesK

    WSJ: Improvised Explosive Device Tax
    Support is growing to repeal this levy on medical innovation.

    ‘Taxmageddon’ isn’t only about the half-trillion-dollar blow to the economy that arrives in 2013 on the end of the Bush-Obama tax rates. Several of the Affordable Care Act’s worst tax increases kick in too, such as the new excise tax on medical devices.

    The 2.3% levy applies to the sale of everything from cardiac defibrillators to artificial joints to MRI scanners. The device tax is supposed to raise $28.5 billion from 2013 to 2022, and it is especially harmful because it applies to gross sales, not profits. Companies at make-or-break margins could be taxed out of existence, especially in an intensely competitive industry where four of five businesses are start-ups or midsized.

    As even the liberal papoose Elizabeth Warren recently put it, the device tax “disproportionately impacts the small companies with the narrowest financial margins and the broadest innovative potential.”

  229. Tom

    How much battle fatigue will voters have by the end of 2013 if they’re going to start now?

  230. Oh come on

    Those who responded to Les around the 10-11pm mark wasted their time – he was trolling.

  231. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Kae

    Don’t mind driving out your way if John Mc can get there. Toowoomba’s nearly 2 hrs away for me though.

    We just need to have a get together!

  232. Robert Mugabe asked to be UN envoy for tourism

    Wow. I expect the next Visit Australia television campaign, featuring Robert having a farm stay with Malcolm, will be our most controversial yet…

  233. John Mc

    There’s good meals at Dan Murphy’s on James Street.

    The Federal Hotel. I’ve heard it’s quite OK but never eaten there. I would recommend the Spotted Cow or the Southern Hotel.

    If everyone comes to an agreement, either Toowoomba or Brisbane, I’ll come along, all else being equal.

  234. Tom

    According to his promo, Neil Mitchell this morning will attempt a middle-of-the-road Fairfax defence of Gina Rinehart and a mild rebuke of Q&A from 8.35am.

  235. val majkus

    I Like the spotted cow!

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