Midweek Forum: May 29, 2012

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  1. JC

    “Hopeless” or “homeless”?

    If it’s hopeless I presume the moron is really referring to himself in which case I have no empathy. None.

  2. .

    Pauline Hanson backed ALP

    Get the script right, JC.

  3. JC

    Yea I know Dot. The Alliance is basically One Nation is all but name now.

  4. .

    JC,

    The shelf stacking corridor power walker has a view from the lower north shore apparently.

  5. Hahaha! Good catch, CL.

    Currency Lad emails: “Imagine the mass bedwetting if an Australian news organ ran this promotional offer.”

    Quite so.

    Quite so.

  6. C.L.

    The Presidential race…

    Reuters investigates birth certificate… Mitt Romney’s.

    Romney’s birth certificate evokes his father’s controversy.

  7. JC

    The shelf stacking corridor power walker has a view from the lower north shore apparently.

    Lol. I think the lunatic is from North West Sydney though, but you can’t tell as much these days, as he’s bought an expensive app which translates Eastwoodlish to regular English.

    Sometimes the app breaks down though and that horrendous diction comes out. Obviously it isn’t foolproof with fool being the operative word when it’s about him.

  8. C.L.

    I wonder if Homer knew fellow Eastwood scrubber Geoffrey Robertson back in the day.

  9. jtfsoon

    JC

    Humphreys and I have been to Eastwood to visit Terje and I think I recall Terje saying Homer lives nearby his place.

  10. Winston SMITH

    “There is a select subgroup of passengers who I would invite to join me in the escape pod. (Don’t ask for details – refusal may offend.)”

    (Steve at 9.51 pm)
    Good onya SfB.
    Let me guess. The escape pod is the “B Ark”, is it not?

  11. JC

    I wonder if Homer knew fellow Eastwood scrubber Geoffrey Robertson back in the day.

    The world famous Herman rights lawyer went to Sydney uni I presume whereas as Homer went to macquarie, so they possibly didn’t know each other.

    Humphreys and I have been to Eastwood to visit Terje and I think I recall Terje saying Homer lives nearby his place.

    How frightful for him.

  12. So they’re stealing yet again another Liberal policy?

    The problem is, as usual, that they’ll take a good idea and turn it to shit.

  13. JC

    On that thread Homer is on at Troppo, Sanchez the pool cleaner and now professor of neuroscience at MIT comes up with his own diagnosis.

    Sancho

    There’s emerging evidence that a lack of empathy can simply be neurological, but it’s fraught because then you get into the possibility of labeling children psychopaths before they’re fully developed.

    He does a great deal of his research while sucking up leaves during his pool run.

  14. Myrrdin Seren

    Jason

    Sorry – back with you.

    “Perhaps China is the only one willing to put up the money?”

    Indeed – but who would know ? They’ve been working on this for a year and the AFR has only just now been backgrounded. Probably so Emo can get it out there before the new Labor backbench xenophobia committee kills the chance to get the Chinese agricultural embeds into the Emo Agro Scheme.

    My grouse is – where is the transparency; why does it have to be Chinese sovereign money – and no other ?; and what about private enterprise ?

    Well – given who this government is – the preference to partner with a large, socialist, one party state over the private sector or even democratic governments in market economies is obvious I suppose.

    Wonder if they will build a statue to Emo at the entrance to the colony ?

  15. Tom

    “The federal government is seeking billions in Chinese investment to open up land for farming in northern Australia in a plan designed to help feed China’s 1.3 billion citizens”

    The massive borrowing required will be sourced through a shady intermediary hired by Emerson possibly named Tirath Khemlani.

  16. Myrrdin Seren

    Thank you Tom.

    These is indeed the occult question of whether this is Emo’s attempt to join Conroy and the NBN up there in the pantheon of bottomless black taxpayer underwritten holes requiring endless consultancies to be filled by Mates, Maates, Maaates ?!!

  17. Tom

    The demented leftwing zombie brain is addicted to self-apprandising “nation-building” schemes, provided they thought of it themselves, it hasn’t been costed properly and it is to be financed by other people’s money. This is looking like a front-running candidate for the final comedy that brings the curtain down on the worst government in Australian history. Whitlam and R.F.X. Connor could only dream of what this rabble is doing.

  18. A calmly written case for conservative action on greenhouse gas emissions.

    Prediction: he will be called an idiot by the noisy, nutty side of the Right for believing the need for any action at all.

  19. steve

    Tell me it isn’t so:

    The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has received funding from the tobacco industry, but yesterday claimed that the donations did not influence the think tank’s campaign against Federal Government plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes. Scott McIntyre, a spokesman for British American Tobacco Australia, confirmed that the company was a member of the institute, which requires the firm to contribute to the IPA’s funding under the terms of their membership. (SMH 31may2012 Page 3).

  20. steve

    And on a note that should concern anyone south of the border:
    Australia’s most popular beer for decades, VB, has lost its crown, with interloper XXXX Gold from Queensland now officially the nation’s biggest-selling brew.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/vb-the-second-best-cold-beer-20120530-1zina.html#ixzz1wPMvpime

  21. Infidel Tiger

    Who drinks domestic beer? The greatest blessing of globalisation has been widely available drinkable beer.

  22. jtfsoon

    Australian beer is horrible stuff.

  23. Adam Kane

    The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has received funding from the tobacco industry, but yesterday claimed that the donations did not influence the think tank’s campaign against Federal Government plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes.

    Bad PR, but they survive on donations, so they should be able to accept funding from whoever they like.

  24. jtfsoon

    steve
    given what you know about libertarians, why would you think that before receiving this funding they would have been inclined to support plain packaging legislation?

  25. Infidel Tiger

    What’s wrong with receiving donations from tobacco companies? The Australian government and health servicse would collapse without their generosity.

  26. XXXX Gold is bland boring stuff.

    But boutique Australian beers are booming, and are often very good:

    What accounts for the local rise in boozy appreciation is the booming boutique beer and ale industry.

    “Traditional full-strength lagers such as VB, Carlton and Tooheys are losing market share,” IBISWorld manager Karen Dobie said. “(Aussies) favor cider and premium, imported, low-carbohydrate and craft beer.”

    Victoria Bitter (or just plain, old VB, mate), which now accounts for only 17 percent of the market (down from 22 percent) is perceived as too “Bogan.”

    The $120 million micro-brewery and craft beer industries will more than triple in the next five years, according to the research.

    Some of the big breweries own boutique brands, as well: Foster’s own Matilda Bay which churns out Fat Yak, Bohemian and Redback. But independent micro-breweries are also on the way up, such as Little World Beverages, which brews Little Creatures, and James Boag’s.

  27. Boutique Australian beer is booming is often very good:

    What accounts for the local rise in boozy appreciation is the booming boutique beer and ale industry.

    “Traditional full-strength lagers such as VB, Carlton and Tooheys are losing market share,” IBISWorld manager Karen Dobie said. “(Aussies) favor cider and premium, imported, low-carbohydrate and craft beer.”

    Victoria Bitter (or just plain, old VB, mate), which now accounts for only 17 percent of the market (down from 22 percent) is perceived as too “Bogan.”

    The $120 million micro-brewery and craft beer industries will more than triple in the next five years, according to the research.

    Some of the big breweries own boutique brands, as well: Foster’s own Matilda Bay which churns out Fat Yak, Bohemian and Redback. But independent micro-breweries are also on the way up, such as Little World Beverages, which brews Little Creatures, and James Boag’s.

  28. Winston SMITH

    Guys, if you want to get rid of Flying Rats, put half a dozen mousetraps in your trees, tied to a piece of string that prevents them getting away.
    FF is trapped, lets out a squeal and all his mates piss off. They give your backyard quite a wide berth too.
    Let the ugly, shit covered, disease ridden things go in the morning.
    Or just chuck the whole thing in a 44 of water. That will also shut the fuckers up.

  29. Winston SMITH

    Australian beer is horrible stuff
    Who drinks domestic beer?

    Bloody Euroboys.
    I’ll grant you that VB is the beer they sell in hell, but XXXX Bitter and Emu Bitter are the beers you get given in heaven. On tap, delivered by authentic Kalgoorlie Skimpies.

  30. Pickles

    Alright, a flying fox trap then.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    I’ll drink VB but only from an ice coild stubbie. Emu Bitter is about as palatable as Gillard’s bike shorts after a day in the saddle.

  32. Rabz

    James Squire Golden Ale is one mighty drop.

  33. dan

    Wouldn’t the Trapiste Beers be the ones sold in heaven

  34. Tom

    Carlton Mid-Strength is the big sleeper in my local on the beach in Mexico. It’s what you drink after you’ve turned your palate into an expensive sewer drinking Heineken.

  35. Gab

    I quite like Corona, with a slice of lemon.

  36. Anybody who donates to the IPA (or any other group) presumably does so because it’s either in their interests, or because they see some perceived value in the donation. If the IPA takes a stand against regulation of a particular industry, it’s logical that that industry would want to support it.

    If the suggestion is that IPA only took up the cause because of the donations, then 1) this is absurd, given their position of free markets; and 2) Even if they did, so what? If you disagree with their position, address their arguments – simply dismissing their position because of who supports it is just lazy thinking (and therefore typical of the Left)

  37. Matt

    I don’t find many of the mass market Euro beers any better than the mass market Australian beers.

    Stella and Heineken are both pretty ordinary but Peroni is quite drinkable.

    I must admit I am not a huge fan of VB or New but XXXX Gold goes alright.

    My favourite all-time beer is an Australian one – Little Creatures Pale Ale. Have not tasted anything anywhere to compare with it.

  38. The whole demonisation of donations from tobacco industry is a joke anyway. They used to donate to both political parties – then when ALP started getting nasty, ALP donations naturally dried up.

    Not wanting the Libs to have an unfair advantage, they started accusing Libs of opposing the policy merely because of the donations – much as people are now implying about IPA. The Libs, being the usual soft-cocks they are in matters like this caved, and said they wouldn’t accept donations – whilst still opposing the policies.

    This is absurd, of course.

  39. tbh

    Coopers, James Squire and Little Creatures are all great Australian beer brands. You couldn’t pay me enough to drink VB, XXXX or a lot of the other mainstream beers.

  40. .

    VB is fine, if you are pissed and the beer is kept just above freezing.

    Chimay Blue is the greatest beer of all time. Two bottles of it and a bottle of red and you’re either gonna get arrested or get laid.

  41. you’re either gonna get arrested or get laid.

    As long as it’s not both, in that order.

  42. Gab

    I’m quite partial to Asahi and Tsingtao also.

  43. .

    Well. For that you might hit up the bath salts.

  44. JC

    You guys have to try Moretti beer, especially the dark one. It’s about the best beer I’ve ever tasted.

    I used to work with the nephew of the dude that owned the brewery and happened to be my boss. This was before it was sold out to the bigger player who I can’t recall. The stupid fucker was constantly being asked by his uncle to go over and run it for him but preferred to work in banking. He got me onto it, especially the dark brew. It’s like angels on the tip of the tongue.

  45. .

    Tiger is the best beer we import. I’m a malt fan.

  46. I always find it interesting that beer is one alcoholic drink that every country in the world can make reasonably well. I have my doubts that you can find any nation that doesn’t have at least one quite drinkable beer made locally.

  47. JC

    I agree fleeced. If the libs weren’t such softcocks they would go back and take the money while stitching up the Liars party by making sure union members voted on political donations. starve the fuckers of cash, so they can’t hire student union slobs.

  48. .

    That’s it, JC, dark beers are fantastic.

    In Canberra I recommend the Wig and Pen’s Doppelbock.

  49. .

    JC that is why need to crack open the slush fund that is industry super funds. Ripping off their members to boot and stitching them up with the FWA.

  50. Matt

    I have my doubts that you can find any nation that doesn’t have at least one quite drinkable beer made locally

    Even the workers’ paradise has a decent local beer apparently

    The bars in the hotel mainly sold the surprisingly good North Korean lager at 50p a bottle

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Be careful that your European beer is fully imported and not made under licence. The difference is significant.

  52. C.L.

    Good piece by Walter Russell Mead on the global collapse of warmenism:

    Remember when meetings to debate and negotiate an international carbon treaty were big news? The Copenhagen Summit was hailed as the largest assembly of world leaders ever to gather for one event; when it fizzled in waves of shame and confusion, the green movement was shocked and dismayed.

    There was a lot of happy talk, of course. The world remained committed to the treaty, more progress would be made, targets were agreed, blah blah blah.

    Then there was the meeting in Cancun: fewer reporters, fewer first rank politicians, fewer hopes. That meeting too ended in disarray on the core issues, and then, too, desperate greens scrambling to maintain some kind of policy relevance tried to spin the meeting as a victory for the “process”. Nobody was paying much attention; the world’s news organizations sharply cut their budgets for green summitry.

    By the time there was another meeting, this time in Durban, South Africa, the global green agenda had slithered even farther down the news ladder. Most people simply didn’t notice that diplomats and greens had gathered to discuss The Fate of The World last December. Once again, there was no real progress to report.

    Now the latest meeting in this increasingly anti-climactic series has concluded, this time in Bonn. Yet again, much was said and nothing was done — and yet again even fewer reporters and officials paid attention to this increasingly irrelevant bureaucratic mess.

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/143931/

  53. .

    Yeah no worries IT Dan Murphy reckons that Chimay is imported and brewed in Belgium. Thankfully Tiger is brewed in Signapore.

  54. Myrrdin Seren

    I have my doubts that you can find any nation that doesn’t have at least one quite drinkable beer made locally

    For ten points – I vote Saudi Arabia will be found to be deficient in the production of drinkable local beer.

    Any more suggestions ?

  55. Les Majesty

    Egyptian beer (Stella) is pretty ordinary. It has sediment in the bottles, like coopers, yet it is a lager. Blecccch.

    Worst beer in the world: Keystone Light.

  56. Les Majesty

    Negro Modelo is an awesome dark beer.

  57. JC

    Ed Schultz: If Romney wins this election, there’ll never be another Democratic president.

    Honest question: Is that a bad thing? Is that what Ed is trying to say?

  58. Matt

    Worst beer in the world: Keystone Light.

    My vote for worst beer in the world: Double Brown – Jake the Muss’ beer of choice …

  59. Infidel Tiger

    For ten points – I vote Saudi Arabia will be found to be deficient in the production of drinkable local beer.

    I’ll bet there’s some terrific home brew going on.

  60. JC

    Now the latest meeting in this increasingly anti-climactic series has concluded, this time in Bonn.

    Lol . Really? there was a meeting in Bonn. Who would possibly have ever guessed.

  61. C.L.

    Shultz:

    But it’s pretty clear to me what’s happening here. They are trying to set it up that if Mitt Romney gets elected, if Mitt Romney gets elected, there will never be a Democratic president again in the history of the United States. The future is just, this is the way it’s going to be. There’ll never be a Democratic president in our lifetime again. And when I say in our lifetime, I’m talking about long, long, long, long, long time.

    How is this conceivably a bad thing?

  62. Gab

    Sounds more like a CO2 junket.

  63. JC

    How is this conceivably a bad thing?

    I’ve been scratching the side of my head causing minor bleed since you posted the earlier comment and I’m still left without an answer. I better stop scratching.

  64. Adam Kane

    Remember when meetings to debate and negotiate an international carbon treaty were big news? The Copenhagen Summit was hailed as the largest assembly of world leaders ever to gather for one event; when it fizzled in waves of shame and confusion, the green movement was shocked and dismayed.

    I remember when they labelled it “HOPEnhagen.”

  65. JC

    Sounds more like a CO2 junket.

    In Bonn? Cancun was obviously and I’m still wondering if they were there the same time the porn awards ceremony was being held.

  66. JC

    Ah the Copey Summit. That’s the one Oztralia sent over 300 fucking delegates. What a international sized embarrassment that was for us. It made me cringe when I heard that. Rudd is a complete moron.

  67. As Biblical Archaeology Review wrote once:

    Humans have been making beer for at least 5,000 years, and most likely much longer. Some anthropologists have argued that it was a thirst for beer, rather than a hunger for bread, that led to the Neolithic Revolution (c. 9500–8000 B.C.E.), during which humans gradually abandoned a hunter-gatherer lifestyle in favor of sedentary farming. Beer eventually became a defining characteristic of human culture, much like wearing clothes.

    Any periods in which the locals discovered beer before clothes were probably some of the most lively in pre-history.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    There’ll never be a Democratic president in our lifetime again.

    Or an ALP government. It’s all in the second paragraph of the Fisk Doctrine.

    He’s been very open with his plans to ban leftism.

  69. Oh come on

    Lots of really fantastic US microbrews out there. We don’t get many in Oz, sadly, so all we know about are the abysmally pissy Budweiser, Coors and Millers. The only decent mass-produced Yank beer is Sam Adams, as far as I’m concerned.

    I had plenty of Yank microbrews of all kinds in China, and they’re good. My discerning American friends say that the microbrew industry in the States is huge, fragmented and diversified – which is a recipe for quality. Small operations run by passionate people = good product.

  70. Oh come on

    IT: implementing the Fisk Doctrine is a perfectly moderate and rational response to the challenge leftism poses to our fundamental freedoms.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    The US has become the microbrew capital of the world. Not uncommon for bars over there to have 80+ beers to gargle one’s way through.

  72. JC

    The Fisk doctrine makes a great deal of sense. There is no reason why Bolt ought to be taken to court for breaking leftwing rules while leftwingers can’t be taken to court fro breaking rightwing rules especially with the introduction of the Finkeltsien laws. Repeal the all the bolt like laws and replace them with rightwing ones. That’s all I’m suggesting. No biggie, right?

  73. Rochefort Trappiste to die for. In fact most boutique belgium beers.

    Little creatures in oz.

    Brewdog is dynamite

  74. Infidel Tiger

    Fisk is too much of a moderate for my liking, but I’ve never been as pragamtic as he is when it comes to implementing policy.

  75. JC

    Fisk is too much of a moderate for my liking,

    Quite true. Of course the Fisk Doctrine should only be considered as a starter.

  76. Oh come on

    If implemented, the Fisk Doctrine will be a landmark piece of legislation that will be celebrated for posterity as a Gates of Vienna moment in Australian history – when we turned back the barbarians trying to destroy Australian liberty.

  77. Infidel Tiger

    Long term I hope the Fisk Doctrine leads to segregation and the mass movement of people.

    I see no reason why we can’t establish Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania as leftist only colonies and maintain the rest of Australia as a freedom loving bastion of righteosness.

  78. Oh come on

    Little Creatures is a great microbrewery, and there are some other decent microbreweries dotted about the country – but there are a handful of mediocre ones, too.

    On the whole, our beer industry is a sea of mediocrity with a few bright spots.

    There are no decent mass produced beers at all in Oz (I don’t really consider Coopers to be a mass-produced beer). There are a hundred different labels produced by the Big Two (Fosters and Lion Nathan) that all taste similarly one-dimensional, gassy and are boring as shit.

  79. JC

    If implemented, the Fisk Doctrine will be a landmark piece of legislation

    I can well imagine the screams. This is when calmness should be shown and quietly point out to our leftwing cousins that the Right is simply doing what they have been doing for decades.

  80. Oh come on

    IT: I think we will have to build a very long and expensive wall in that case to stop the refugees.

  81. Rabz

    All this talk about beer is making me thirsty…

  82. JC

    CNN Hits 20-Year Monthly Rating Low In May

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/cnn-ratings-monthly-low-20-years/

    At this rate they’ll hit ratings equal to the first day they broadcast.

  83. Gab

    One has to be thirsty to drink beer? Oh.

  84. Rabz

    One has to be thirsty to drink beer?

    Otherwise known as “the Thirst”, Gab.

    One’s too many, twenty isn’t enough…

  85. One for Les:

    It’s probably not the kind of thing voters will use to choose the leader of the free world.

    But the Web was taking no shortage of presidential potshots Wednesday over Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s new mobile app, which embarrassingly misspelled “America.”

    Yes, Internet. Welcome to AMERCIA.

  86. Les Majesty

    The Fisk Doctrine does not go nearly far enough.

    Banning leftism isn’t enough. All political speech should be banned. In fact, the practice of politics and political thought should be banned.

    The government should be abolished.

    All power should be vested in a triumvirate of Gina, Clive and Twiggy who can rule by decree in perpetuity for them and their heirs (or designates, given that Gina’s kids hate her). Gina and Twiggy despise each other so Clive will hold real power. This is a good thing.

    The Triumvirate should be charged with digging as much shit out of the ground as possible, and putting it on a boat.

    As quickly as possible.

    By any means necessary.

  87. Les Majesty

    Of course, the triumvirate should free to strike deals with the Red Chinese as they see fit. Including selling such parts of Australia as are surplus to present requirements.

  88. Infidel Tiger

    Les, in a few short years we’ll hear no more from you, so enjoy your yapping.

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    it was a thirst for beer, rather than a hunger for bread, that led to the Neolithic Revolution (c. 9500–8000 B.C.E.),

    Steve, something useful from you at last. Good boy. You can have a pink elephant stamp.

  90. JC

    Les

    The Fisk Doctrine is fair and quirky in its simplicity too. As lefties like fairness what is more fair than repealing leftwing laws and replacing them with rightwing ones as everyone deserves to have a shot. It’s only fair, no?

  91. Gab

    Exactly, JC. It comes under the umbrella of shocial inclusion.

  92. Fisky

    The obvious omission in the Fisk Doctrine is: what will happen to those who fall afoul of the 10-year moratorium? This has yet to be decided conclusively, however the founder leans towards thorough psychiatric care utilizing the latest medical advances.

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Gab, is that shocial inclusion a carefully thought out policy, or just one beer to many?

  94. Peter Patton

    OCO

    a Gates of Vienna moment in Australian history – when we turned back the barbarians trying to destroy Australian liberty.

    You tool. That was the Glorious Revolution and Act of Settlement when the REAL road-to-serfdom barbarians were bitch-slapped.

  95. Gab

    Too cold for beer, Lizzie.

  96. Peter Patton

    No doubt, the Treaty of Karlowitz was a win, but it was one in England.

  97. Fisky

    The first patient at the Fisk Mental Asylum will be Peter, who is in need of a 10-year course of treatment for Catholic Derangement Syndrome, a Leftist pathology.

  98. JC

    The obvious omission in the Fisk Doctrine is: what will happen to those who fall afoul of the 10-year moratorium? This has yet to be decided conclusively, however the founder leans towards thorough psychiatric care utilizing the latest medical advances.

    We could of course use James K’s knowledge in deciding which drugs could be administered safely to induce long term coma for the ‘patients’.

  99. Oh come on

    Shut up Patton, you humorless dolt.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    I won’t be voting for the Coalition at the next election:

    Tony Abbott is a disgusting turd.

  101. Tiny Dancer

    It is never too cold for beer

  102. Did Les miss my 2.05 comment? He usually never lets a chance for Romney ridicule pass…

  103. dan

    Frank Zappa;

    You can’t be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.

  104. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Ah, must be the hot Irish coffee.

    Very shocially inclusive I find.

  105. Oh come on

    Banning leftism isn’t enough.

    No, Les, banning leftism is enough. That is all.

    All political speech should be banned.

    You are an extremist.

  106. JC

    “Les, Les, Les, I’m here” says stepford.

  107. Is the baby making it hard to spend all arvo at the TAB or track, IT?

  108. Oh come on

    Oh great, Steve is flirting with Les again. Please, Steve. Enough with the winking and batting of eyelids. I just ate.

  109. Tom

    That’s very dispiriting, IT.

  110. Gab

    We could of course use James K’s knowledge in deciding which drugs could be administered safely to induce long term coma for the ‘patients’.

    Stuff that! That’ll cost the taxpayers heaps for upkeep.

    Send them to North Korea instead, where they can then attempt to “spread the wealth” around.

  111. Rabz

    Send them to North Korea instead, where they can then attempt to “spread the wealth” around.

    Or failing that, chow down on some tasty dirt.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    The clueless dullard doesn’t realise that I can already gamble to my heart’s content on online poker etc. but the companies are registered overseas so Australia gets no cut.

    He really is an ignoramus when it comes to technology etc. Clubs Australia, the corporate bookmakers and casion operators have obviously got to him.

  113. Oh come on

    The Fisk Doctrine would clean up the droppings on this thread nicely. No contributions from Steve of Brisbane or Les for a start.

  114. jtfsoon

    I do not gamble and will never gamble but that decision of Abbott’s is certainly disappointing.

    I suppose NGD agrees with it.

  115. Gab

    In fact, for every lefty sent to NK, we would take 100 Norks in return. None from those in the NK defence/police forces mind, just the hard working villagers.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    I’ve never played online poker in my life, but hundreds of thousands of Australians already do with foreign operators. Where’s Yobbo to explain what an idiot Abbott is?

    Luckily the internet is impossible to police so Abbott can go whistle.

  117. He really is an ignoramus when it comes to technology etc

    Ah yes, who can forget:

    TONY ABBOTT: Well, Kerry, I take your point: that if you want to drag me into a technical discussion here, I’m not gonna be very successful at it because I …

  118. Tom

    I would like to see the Fisk Doctrine address the problem of the destruction of Australian humour by the Green Left. OCO, it doesn’t help if we ban SfB; you just take away an endless, giving source of entertainment for the adults.

  119. Oh come on

    Repeat violators of the Fisk Doctrine should be chemically muted, and their limbs paralysed. If they continue to flaunt the law, their ability to communicate must be physically but humanely restrained using the latest medical technology.

  120. JC

    Ah yes, who can forget:

    Ah yes, Shane Wand and the Lying Slapper are former Silicon Valleys start up executives.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    The Fisk Doctrine should look to assign a mentor to all leftists. I’ve taken Steve from Brisbane under my wing and he’s coming along… slowly.

  122. jtfsoon

    The Fisk Doctrine should look to assign a mentor to all leftists.

    JC is in charge of mOnty since they’re such pals.

    I’m happy to take charge of Tillman.

  123. Gab

    And FDB and THR – who’s going to mentor them? Mk50 perhaps?

  124. Oh come on

    Alternatively, they could be interned and treated for their condition.

    Personally, I favour the clinical use of methylenedioxymethamphetamine to explore the genesis their destructive beliefs, and these can be addressed in therapy.

  125. JC

    JC is in charge of mOnty since they’re such pals.

    I’m sure I could get JamesK to administer a coma inducing agent to keep the little fucker in deep sleep for at least 2 decades. He’d be only too happy to.

  126. jtfsoon

    wow, I didn’t realise that John Boner was such an idiot

    http://blog.independent.org/2012/05/29/the-brazilian-traitor/

    A few days ago, one of the founders of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin, a native of Brazil, caused an uproar when it was made public that he had renounced his U.S. citizenship before that company´s IPO (he holds 4 percent of the shares).

    Two Senators, Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Casey (D-Pa), have introduced a bill retroactively aimed at Saverin and anyone who renounced U.S. citizenship in the last decade, imposing on them a 30 percent capital gains tax—on top of the existing exit tax. The “Ex-Patriot” Act (Expatriation Prevention By Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives For Offshore Tenancy) would also bar them from entering the country ever again. Republican leaders such as John Boehner joined the chorus, explaining that in his view what Saverin had done was already illegal. But if that was not the case and the new law was necessary, he added, he would “surely support it.”

    Only an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that felt compelled to cover its back by expressing contempt for Saverin as an individual, a few Republican critics of the tax system and a small bunch of libertarians dared to defend the Brazilian, who now lives in Singapore. Saverin himself tried to explain that his decision was not motivated by the desire to reduce the tax bill but by his having set up camp in Singapore, his investment base.

  127. JC

    …..and these can be addressed in therapy.

    Don’t even waste your time. Just put them all in a coma and stick’em in an oxygenated coffin like contraption for a decade or so. Out of sight out of mind.

    It’s cheap and keeps them out of harms way.

  128. Oh come on

    This isn’t some cottage industry, Jason and IT. We are talking about a widespread psychological deprogramming operation.

  129. Infidel Tiger

    That’s some lovely state sponsored fascism there.

  130. Gab

    But they’ll learn naught that way, JC. Send them to NK to further experience totalitarianism and perhaps, in time, they’ll learn the error of their ways.

  131. Oh come on

    That is a cheap but less humane option, JC. I think curing them of their destructive beliefs would be a more worthy enterprise.

  132. splatacrobat

    What about this drink.

    Now you can drink what porn stars recommend.
    “Ron de Jeremy Rum is best served neat, over ice or with your favourite mixer.”…….or in his case served bareback over a blonde or with his favorite racially mixed couple.

  133. Les Majesty

    As an interim measure before the Fisk Doctrine is implemented, let’s bring in new admission standards for Aussie unis. Henceforth, no one will be admitted to uni unless they either (i) pay an upfront fee, in cash, equal to 150% of the final year’s fee for a boarder at King’s (indexed annually) or (ii) produce a certificate from Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd certifying that the applicant has spent two (2) years residing and working full time at Hancock’s Pilbara tenements in a labourer’s role.
     
    Further, no journalist is allowed to comment on matters relating to taxation, finance or social justice unless the journo can produce a similar certificate from Hancock Prospecting.
     

  134. Oh come on

    Nonsense, IT. You are hysterical.

  135. Mother Hubbard's Dog

    Don’t even waste your time. Just put them all in a coma and stick’em in an oxygenated coffin like contraption for a decade or so.

    That is therapy. Remember Chelmsford?

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Nonsense, IT. You are hysterical

    I was referring to John Boehner, not the death squads for leftists which i endorse.

  137. JC

    Further, no journalist is allowed to comment on matters relating to taxation, finance or social justice unless the journo can produce a similar certificate from Hancock Prospecting.

    Your getting closer to the truth than you really know, Les. No freaking journalist should ever be employed unless they’ve had true to life working experience in the private sector. That ought to be a given. Think of Jessica Irvine why it would be a good idea.

  138. dismissive

    As a long term online poker player who travels, I think this is not so simple. The banning works at the government level.
    In France, I couldn’t play in real money games despite being able to in the UK and Morocco using my same laptop/login throughout. The US has some approved sites but since April last year, when they attacked the major sites, has had an exodus of online poker players to Canada and other more congenial places.

    Basically the companies have the technology to limit access and do so at a government’s behest.

    It just continues my plan to spend more time overseas.

  139. Oh come on

    IT: pardon me; my sincere apologies.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    It just continues my plan to spend more time overseas.

    Definitely. Australia is now just for work and schooling. Anything related to shopping, fun and lesiure must be done outside our borders.

  141. Oh come on

    Les should be ignored as he is making light of the grave situation. Under the Fisk Doctrine, he would of course be silenced – chemically if necessary.

  142. dan

    jihad watch;

    fucking Victorians

  143. Tom

    Forget chemicals. The Fisk Doctrine can draw on other, more fearful technical resources.

  144. Oh come on

    No, I think we ultimately need to treat leftism as a medical condition that requires humane treatment.

  145. Gab

    Remember the furore over the ‘Ditch the Witch’ poster (note, singular)?

    These are the posters hanging in Tanya Plebeserk’s office complete with the official Labor Party endorsement.

    Hypocritical and childish but then that sums up Labor MP’s.

  146. Tom

    Sanctimonious smartarse zombie bitch. Plibersek’ll get hers; Sydney (19.3%) will be a marginal seat after next year.

  147. dan

    Gab, they were just talking about that in the house o reps.

    Isn’t our parliament fucked at the moment?

  148. Gab

    I’ll have to read the transcript, Dan. QT is as bad as Q&A but without the tweets.

  149. JC

    “Fuck Euro” as in the currency or Eurovison? Can’t figure it out.

    Anyways bunch of topless ladies protest Eurovision contest screaming out “fuck euro’.

    http://www.rt.com/sport/topless-attack-femen-dump-euro-trophy-in-protest-822/

  150. Gab

    We had our annual watching of the Eurovision finals party on Sunday. I’m betting those topless ladies are protesting against the song contest. Quite so/.

  151. dan

    To summarise Gab, there is a lot of bitchiness resulting in protestations and members having to withdraw. It’s nothing spectacular but I get the feeling that both sides know an election is way off.

  152. .

    Abbot ought to just keep on sending Subway orders for Manly to Pilbersek’s office, along with the invoices.

    Like ordering pizzas no one wants.

    “Make me a sandwich, you unemployable fool”

  153. Gab

    How is it perfectly acceptable for Labor MPs to be sexist? Or misandrist?

  154. dover_beach

    Fisk, spare a thought in your deliberation for the return to stocks and pillories in public squares. You will have my full support.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    More activity in the Town Square will placate leftists who are always demanding more cultural outlay. It’s win/win.

  156. .

    Ah yes, then Pilbersek can claim she was “attacked with hookers”.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    Abbott’s correct response should have been to note the hyposcrisy, but to make it clear he found it funny. His PC response is another reason he will be silenced under the Fisk Doctrine.

  158. Jumpnmcar

    An Australian couple has beaten German beer makers at their own game by taking out a top international brewing prize.

    We do great stuff in QLD.

  159. Token

    jihad watch;

    f*cking Victorians

    I know the religion of peace really is complex, but I really do need an expert to explain how this man has so thoroughly mis-understood doctrine of the Koran.

  160. Oh come on

    More pandering to The One from the press; regarding W’s impending visit to the WH:

    Obama and Bush have a cordial and respectful relationship, but they are not close. Both are political veterans

    How could Obama be even remotely described as a “political veteran” – or a veteran of anything, really?

  161. JC

    The most despicable union in the US.

    You guessed it:

    California Teachers.

  162. Jumpnmcar

    Righty teachers are outnumbered by lefty teachers at around 1000 to 1.

  163. Token

    Fauxfacts remembers there is a US election, makes a big deal about a spelling mistake

    White House hopeful has spelled out a vision for a better America on the hustings. But what about his new app?

    …while ignoring the fact the Sun King’s cock up created an international incident by insulting a country that lost 3 millions citizens to the Nazi…

    POLAND DEMANDS OBAMA APOLOGIZE

  164. got accused of “socialist hate speech” by some green slime LOL ROFL

  165. Token

    The Luvvie Left’s war on families continues…

    Doesn’t this guy have fight with Bob Ellis to finish?

  166. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Gab:

    And FDB and THR – who’s going to mentor them? Mk50 perhaps?

    Naah. We can outsource the re-education of all of them to Yodok.

    It’s run by their fellow communists for their fellow communists, after all.

  167. got accused of “socialist hate speech” by some green slime LOL ROFL

    LOL…

  168. Token

    The final months of this inept government is going to be tedious and pathetic.

    Labor has lived off the faux concern for the “near-suicidal” Shagger. Now the speaker is trying to control the house using tears for fallen comrades…

    Deputy Speaker Anna Burke has invoked the memory of a deceased Labor MP who took his own life as she attempted to haul the House of Representatives into order during an unruly Question Time.

    …”I am just cautioning us all,” she said.

    Ms Burke told the chamber Mr Wilton’s family were distressed at the current nature of the political debate.

  169. The Luvvie Left’s war on families continues…

    How is that article a war on families?

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Suicide would be too honourable for that shameless man.

  171. .

    Mr Wilton’s family were distressed at the current nature of the political debate.

    Lying makes baby jesus cry!

  172. Gab

    Plebeserk has taken down the sexist campaign posters of Abbott. No apology, of course, just a text to say the posters were “satire”.

    Sure. As was the “Ditch the Witch” poster. Hilarious.

  173. .

    Abbot ought to send though a platter of Subs to her everyday until she loses her seat.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Bloomberg is the worst human in history.

    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

    What an arsehole.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    He also said he foresaw no adverse effect on local businesses, and he suggested that restaurants could simply charge more for smaller drinks if their sales were to drop.

    C**T.

  176. Gab

    Hatespeech.

    Musing about the chance of becoming a senior minister or even prime minister, she was quoted as saying ‘‘I wouldn’t finish my career unsatisfied if that’s what life brought me. In fact, I’d cheerfully kill several hundred people to get that opportunity in the short term.’’

    Julia Gillard.

  177. That’s funny. IT, the man at this blog who most enthusiastically blames the consumption of carbs as the source of all excess weight, is most enthusiastically against a measure to help reduce carb consumption.

    I suspect that it will result in a substantial increase in consumption of diet sodas, which can still be sold in the large sizes. That would probably not be a bad outcome. I think. But I am not 100% sure if I endorse it.

  178. jtfsoon

    I’d cheerfully kill several hundred people to get that opportunity in the short term

    Stalin had nothing on the red headed Welsh wench

  179. jtfsoon

    That’s funny. IT, the man at this blog who most enthusiastically blames the consumption of carbs as the source of all excess weight, is most enthusiastically against a measure to help reduce carb consumption

    This tragically just shows why you don’t get it.

    I don’t like gambling, tobacco, anal sex or pot and I don’t want to ban them

  180. Gab

    Steve, that’s not the point. It’s all about the government dictating what people can and cannot eat through punitive measures. About changing behaviour through coercion.

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being treated like a stupid child by a government. This interference in everyday life is appalling.

  181. Tal

    Don’t like gambling,Jason you are not really Chinese

  182. Infidel Tiger

    That’s funny. IT, the man at this blog who most enthusiastically blames the consumption of carbs as the source of all excess weight, is most enthusiastically against a measure to help reduce carb consumption.

    Pay attention, Student Steve.

    In NYC two dudes can now get married and celebrate by putting all sorts of objects in each others mouths but not a beverage over 16 ounces. This is not freedom.

    Freedom is your friend Steve. It makes you an adult.

  183. Gab

    Jason’s Chinese? wait till Doug Cameron hears about this!

  184. It’s not being banned. Its sale is being regulated in such a way as to attempt to reduce consumption. People will still be free to drink as much as they like, although it sounds like it might be a bit more expensive. And a bit more inconvenient.

  185. Infidel Tiger

    Christ on a bike, Steve. It’s shit like this that will get you sent to Fisk’s death camps.

  186. .

    Yeah right Steve, if they sell you a 1 ltr bottle of pepsi and refuse to comply, they can ultimately go to gaol.

    This is not freedom, you snivelling arseclown.

  187. .

    Yeah right Steve, if they sell you a 1 ltr bottle of pepsi and refuse to comply, they can ultimately go to gaol.

    This is not freedom, you sniveling weasel.

  188. .

    lol thought I got moderated.

  189. Gab

    Steve, talking reason with you is like trying to herd cats.

  190. Gab

    IT, you certainly have a mammoth task ahead of you.

  191. It’s a ban on companies selling it, you nimrod.

    Now they’ll have to sell just the smaller ones: “$5 each, or 2 for $7!”

    Next up, a ban on jumbo popcorn at the movies… no more sharing with your date – you’ll each have to get your own.

  192. Tal

    We’d better build a bigger re-education camp

  193. Go seasteading and you can as much “freedom” as you like, dot. And supersized sodas.

    But anyway – my reservation is that it will likely prove impossible to tell if it is having public health effect and just may not be worth the whinging it will encourage. On the other hand, people who don’t give a stuff about public health (libertarians) have pooh-ed pooh-ed (I’m never certain how to spell that – I should check with Mk50) increasing restrictions on cigarette sales on the same ground ever since they were introduced, yet the steadily decreasing consumption over years indicates that it has had an effect.

    So who knows.

  194. .

    You really are a fascist c**t, aren’t you?

    Drinking as much sugary drink is only acceptable to you if you start your own country and militarily defeat any nation that objects to your newfound independence.

    Wow. What a power hungry distrubed Walter Mittie jerkoff you are.

  195. Infidel Tiger

    You can’t legislate against stupid, you can however send leftists and wowsers to death camps. This break through has really gladdened my heart. We have much to look forward to.

  196. Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

  197. .

    Sit down, shut up and read this and learn something…you must LEARN THE MATERIAL

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fresh-fruit-hold-the-insulin

  198. Infidel Tiger

    Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

    Considering that the obesity crisis is a result of government stupidity, my first point of call would be to tell government to take a holiday involving sex and travel.

    If you want to reduce the obesity rate then burn the food pyramid and admit you were wrong. Secondly remove all farm subsidies – thre is much evil here. Thirdly annihilate the nanny state that wraps kids and adults in cotton wool and prevents them from doing something as simple as playing in a park or riding a bike. Fourthly, a gentle public education campaign pointing out that carbs are evil but it’s your choice to be a fatty boom boom and we don’t care if you are or aren’t.

  199. Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

    They could stop peddling the food pyramid, for one.

    And making people pay for own health costs might help, too.

  200. Do agricultural subsidies account for the increasing obesity levels in Australia? I didn’t think we were all that far behind the US now.

  201. candy

    eating too much being rather fat is sign of depression sadness, low self esteem,loneliness

    trying to fill an empty space in the heart with food (or drugs or whatever)….

    charging more for soft drinks won’t fix that.

  202. .

    Fourthly, a gentle public education campaign pointing out that carbs are evil but it’s your choice to be a fatty boom boom and we don’t care if you are or aren’t.

    Virulent communism.

  203. Matt

    Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

    I’m not a libertarian but I wonder if a libertarian would give a shit about interfering with other people’s dietary habits and weight. If someone chooses to live an unhealthy lifestyle, then on their head let it be …

  204. Seriously: how many people do you think end up obese – not just overweight, but obese – because they have been following the government food pyramid?

  205. Adam Kane

    Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

    Obesity is directly caused by individual choices. Therefore you’re on perilous ground when you breezily talk about “reducing the rate” because what you really mean is “getting people to make different food choices.” You need to think hard about whether your goal is to eliminate it, or simply make people more aware of the risk.

  206. Apparently the new law won’t apply to milkshakes or juices – just soft-drink. LOL… It’s the bubbles of nothing that make it really fattening! Even if it wasn’t a fascist move, it’s misguided BS.

  207. Adam Kane

    Ice cream.

    I reckon 20 percent of all obesity is attributable to a single eating choice: frequent ice cream. I’m serious.

  208. Seriously: how many people do you think end up obese – not just overweight, but obese – because they have been following the government food pyramid?

    Lots. Most, in fact. Diet habits changed significantly in the years after that silly pyramid (even though most people wouldn’t be explicitly following it.)

    Of course, I don’t know how you would go about reversing that trend. Current eating habits are pretty ingrained.

  209. Quentin George

    That sign on Plibersek’s door…doesn’t she follow a party leader who also professes to be:

    1) Against Gay Marriage
    2) tough on boatpeople

  210. Yes, Quentin. The Left have no sense of irony.

  211. C.L.

    Deputy Speaker Anna Burke has invoked the memory of a deceased Labor MP who took his own life as she attempted to haul the House of Representatives into order during an unruly Question Time.

    …”I am just cautioning us all,” she said.

    Ms Burke told the chamber Mr Wilton’s family were distressed at the current nature of the political debate.

    LOL.

    Stop criticising the government or we’ll commit suicide!

    Ahahahahaha.

    Nothing in the history of white nations compares to this sociopathic rabble.

  212. Pickles

    Gambling should be restricted to bookies at the tracks of horses and dogs, the TAB for same, the Opera House lottery and two up in pubs and clubs on Saturday night or whenever they can get a ring going.

    Barbers can keep a tote if they want, but only proper barbers with poles and strops. Unisex hairdressers and houses of hair removal staffed by Sharlenes and Shirtlifters can do whatever they do but leave the punt alone.

    I miss Steve the greek barber in Boundary St West End. Saturday morning haircut with a constant stream of old Greeks studying the form, racing across to the TAB, drinking coffee and smoking like burning tyre factories. A real sense of community. Strategically located about three feet below street level of the Melbourne Street bus stop. great views.

    Are you with me??

  213. Jumpnmcar

    Yes, cheap imported food is wonderful.
    Just shut ya eyes and dig in.

    After all, cheap is good.

  214. Infidel Tiger

    Every pub should have its own SP bookie in order to get its licence.

  215. Gab

    I never buy imported seafood, Jump, NZ being the exception. I don’t care of it costs more, I just prefer local seafood.

  216. C.L.

    Plibersek beclowned:

    Tanya Plibersek refuses to apologise for offensive posters of Tony Abbott in her electorate office.

    In a prepared statement she said: “It is satire, I have asked the staff member to take it down.”

    Plibersek, of course, was named by Barry Cohen in his well-known essay:

    The Anti-Semitic Labor Party.

  217. Infidel Tiger

    Of the 149 food recalls co-ordinated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand since 2010, 62 per cent were for food made in Australia. The remaining 38 per cent were imports.

    The failed food reports show soft cheeses – such as camembert and gorgonzola from France, Italy, Spain and Greece – have been refused entry because of Australia’s strict E. coli regulations.

    Cheese importer Will Studd said more cheese was being stopped at the border because new and inexperienced importers were not familiar with Australia’s tough standards. ”I noticed there was a standard Greek fetta on the failed food list,” Mr Studd said. ”It’s pretty sad when that happens.”

    Looks to me that the problem isn’t cheap foods but stupid legislation.

    Australian seafood is ridiculously overpriced and the arseholes at the government bureau have made sure that it’s no longer worthwhile catching your own.

  218. JC

    Plibersek beclowned:

    Tanya Plibersek refuses to apologise for offensive posters of Tony Abbott in her electorate office.

    The mere sight of this over promoted secretary irritates me. She has nothing to say, nothing to offer and the only reason she is where is because of her plumbing. What really disgust me about her is the way she frames comments in that sanctimonious holier than thou tone she puts on. How can they possibly stomach her in caucus? Of course thank Emily List for this intellectual pipsqueak.

  219. Gab

    Given the enormous amount of cheese consumed in France and Italy, you’d think they’d all be sick and dying according to FS ANZ.

  220. C.L.

    Australian soldiers on the piss get into a blue…

    OMG! This calls for direct public intervention from the Defence Minister and the Defence Force Chief:

    Defence Force Chief David Hurley and Defence Minister Stephen Smith said they were still waiting for more details.

    General Hurley said Defence was in discussions with NSW police to determine exactly what happened.

    “(I’m) disappointed that ADF personnel have been involved in this,” he said.

    “But it’s too early to make any calls or draw any conclusions about what’s happened here.”

    Mr Smith said he had not yet received advice on the incident.

    “But it’s always disappointing when we see incidents of that nature,” he said.

    Chesty Puller:

    Take me to the Brig. I want to see the real Marines.

  221. coz

    The solution to obesity is to take up smoking.

    Ice cream and donuts, the worst offenders.

  222. Infidel Tiger

    It’s a time honoured tradition for Yanks and Aussie troops to brawl in Kings Cross. Hope it was over a Sheila.

  223. Gab

    The aggressors were the blacks guys – I’m sorry but their skin is black, deal with it – so the soldiers were supposed to do what? Turn the other cheek?

  224. JC

    I presume Smith isn’t going to prejudge until he has the judges verdict in hand. I mean we can’t prejudge, right?

    Did they even get into a fight? Who knows until a judicial finding comes in.

  225. Infidel Tiger

    Good point JC. There was no blue until a court determines that there was a blue.

  226. Oh come on

    Do libertarian types have any ideas at all to suggest for the reduction of the rates of obesity?

    I currently live in a country where I very much have to fend for myself in regards to my welfare. I have full private medical health insurance through an international insurer. I am a low-risk profile individual – standard BMI, non-smoker etc. I don’t pay what I consider to be a huge amount for health insurance.

    A guy I know who’s my age, pretty much identical profile to me apart from the fact that he’s 5 foot 7 and weighs 128kgs. Yes, he looks like a human bowling ball. He got insurance through the same company as I do. He looked at the insurance brochure which included a table which details the premiums people of different age categories pay, and thought the premium for people his age was pretty cheap, so he went for it. The fat little prick got one hell of a shock after the insurance company got back to him and said hey sorry fatso but because of your obscene lardiness, your premium’s triple that of someone in a healthy weight range.

    That’s the libertarian answer to reducing rates of obesity, Stevo.

  227. C.L.

    Following that Politico scoop on Mitt Romney’s massive campaign war chest, David Axelrod poos his pants – posts most hilariously hyprocritical Tweet in the history of Tweets:

    This election aside, anyone who cares about our democracy should be appalled by this.

    Jim Treacher:

    It’s appalling and undemocratic to raise more money than the Obama campaign.

  228. Jumpnmcar

    Gab

    I just prefer local seafood.

    Me being an ex reef fisherman (waaay back), that’s music to my ears.

    I’m not much of a fish eater ( coral trout, maori wrasse and red throat served up every second night as a kid ) I’m more of a exoskeletal sea creature eater (crab, prawn,lobster, bugs).

    The thought of Basa fillets ( shit fed Vietnamese catfish ) is vomit inducing.

  229. .

    Nothing in the history of white nations compares to this sociopathic rabble.

    I dunno C.L.,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Matthys

  230. What a beat up the Plibersek story is. Where were the “posters” in her office anyway? Somewhere a member of the public would normally be standing?

    It is satire, created (I understand) from a website that let people complete the words. Big deal that a Labor staffer would think Abbott is uncomfortable with gays and sexist. He was the goose who said he feels “threatened” by gays on national TV.

    As for him being sexist – he hardly discouraged the image amongst lefty types by talking about a woman’s “gift” of virginity.

    Even as unfair insults, these are small change compared to the venom heaped upon Gillard by the likes of Alan Jones, right wing talk back radio, and of course, this blog.

  231. Oh come on

    Two words that induce extreme horror in anyone who appreciates decent seafood – Nile Perch.

  232. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Tal @ 1756:

    We’d better build a bigger re-education camp

    Dunno, Yodok’s pretty big as it it.

    (Zoom in for a look at a real, live, functioning Communist gulag with thousands of poor bastards in it)

  233. .

    Basa are poor, but not terrible.

    They are too soft and sweet.

    We have some of the best fish in Australia. Silver Perch, Eeel Tailed Catfish, Yabbies, Southern Rock Lobster, Kingfish, Southern Bluefin Tuna, Sea Run Trout (Tas)…

    Other than red salmon I see little need to buy imports for myself. I like what I can catch or buy.

  234. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Blast. Did not work.

    Put in:

    Yodok Gulag, South Hamgyong, North Korea

  235. .

    It is satire, created (I understand) from a website that let people complete the words. Big deal that a Labor staffer would think Abbott is uncomfortable with gays and sexist. He was the goose who said he feels “threatened” by gays on national TV.

    I note you ignore the boats. Is this because Gillard’s ALP revanchism ala the WAP sending reffos to Malaysia where pogroms are common is too embarrassing for you?

  236. No, I supported the Malaysian deal, as I have explained many times before.

  237. Jumpnmcar

    Tanya Plibersek is married to Michael Coutts-Trotter

    In 1986, at the age of 25, he was imprisoned for less than three years of a nine year sentence for conspiracy to import narcotics. At the time he was a heroin user. He recovered from his addiction through a Salvation Army program.[1] He told the ABC in April 2007 that his criminal past made him more determined to do a good job.[2]
    Coutts-Trotter is married to Tanya Plibersek, a Labor MP and the federal Minister for Health.

  238. Gab

    Jump

    Me too. prefer crustaceans except for balmain bugs – yerck! – but do love NZ sole (which you cannot get in Melb!) and king George Whiting from Albany in WA.

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