Menugate – a story in tweets

A bit of background: Some foreign visitors are struggling to follow the story. So read the original post first then come back up to read the updates. A quick precis: yesterday allegations emerged on twitter of a menu at a Liberal party fund-raiser. The menu was ‘leaked’ by a former employee of the cafe where the fund-raiser had occurred. After the fact it turns out that the menu was fake – or, at least, not the official menu used on the evening.

Update: Bunyip writes to draw our attention to these older tweets from our Tweeter:

menu7

Puts it all into context – very nicely I think. There is more that I have found and retweeted.

Update 2: Prick with a fork wonders about the skills of our tweeter and his fellow kitchen staff to actually produce such fine foods.

Without debating the jokes, the supposedly scandalous menu indicates foie gras, quail, butter-poached crayfish, jamon Iberico bacon-and-eggs with caviar, and so on were served up on the night …

With all due respect to the crew, this sort of night might be a bit ambitious for this kitchen: I’m sure they serve nice stuff, veal cutlets and steaks and pizzas and the like, but hardly anything that flash.

Update 3: Arthur in comments draws our attention to our tweeter’s Facebook likes. NSFW.

Original Post:

So here is the catalyst: Joe Hockey annoys someone.

Catalyst

So being annoyed it’s time to get even.

Payback

Our Tweeter had previously tried to get the message out.

Menu 1

To be fair – the argument that he missed the original tweet is plausible. But PvO did get the message yesterday and retweeted (and was quickly told the truth).

Menu 0

It turns out our tweeter also told the PM’s office. Them missing a tweet isn’t plausible. They employ people to monitor the tweeter thread. He claimed to have tweeted Rudd too – but Rudd called him out on that and he withdrew that allegation.

Menu 2

In the meantime what a juicy story? Then the questions began. See the questions – see the answers. Interview by 140 characters. Some alarm bells should have rung.

Alam bell 1 - no idea

You would think that is the killer question – was the menu on the tables?

Alam bell 1 - was he there

So our tweeter has issues with the former employer. Emerson is correct – it would be impossible to miss. But as was indicated on PM Live last night Joe Hockey has had his stomach stapled, so he isn’t looking at menus, but the other guests would have noticed and remembered. This story would have broken then. Just one person (not) at the dinner would have thought the menu was over the top? I don’t think so.

Alam bell 1 - was he there no

So the whole story is hearsay and our tweeter can’t answer any of the important questions.

Alam bell 2 - cant answer that

So he doesn’t know who wrote the menu, if it distributed, and he wasn’t even working at the place at the time. But he “knows” the owner would have distributed it and he “knows” Joe Hockey was there and would have seen it.

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478 Responses to Menugate – a story in tweets

  1. Nuke Gray

    Phillipa, I think it has already been done. With your poetic licence, how about a new national anthem?
    Heimdall- some comments seem to be allowed so you can contrast the good ones with those from Brisbane. Otherwise, things might bland.

  2. Gab

    David Carter – the face of modern Labor and as credible as Swan’s Surplus.

  3. entropy

    I suspect he might actually sometimes be a green. A lefty anyway.

  4. Boiling Frog

    Just another GIllard/McTernan attempted stitch-up of Abbott, which, like the Aboriginal Embassy debacle has backfired. My wife and her prayer fervently pray one prayer consistently in the lead-up to the election- “Lord, let the truth be exposed.” and hallelujah, it is,daily and the more we find out about the real Julia, the worse it gets for Labor.

  5. Tom

    My wife

    Is that what you call your other hand? (sorry)

    Eggsquisite!!!

  6. Septimus

    At least Chk-Chk Boom Girl was cute.

    But she was a fibber too.

  7. Septimus

    You folks are egging it a bit now 😉

  8. JC

    David Carter – the face of modern Labor and as credible as Swan’s Surplus.

    I wanna wring his tiny neck.

    He sounds like one of life’s real losers …. Fucks up everything.

    No wonder he’s a liars party supporter.

  9. Rabz

    I wanna wring his tiny neck.

    Good luck finding it, Squire!

  10. You folks are egging it a bit now

    He’s just a shell for Big Oil.

  11. Louis Hissink

    Heimdall,

    There is one in every group 🙂

  12. egg_

    Yup, one of the VRWC conspirators behind Labor’s BistroMalFunction…

  13. Bondi Tram

    The ABC is making a banquet of this….someone should sue them for misreporting. No mention that the chef in question wasn’t even working there at the time. But what is truth to the ABC when it comes to supporting Labor?

  14. Cold-Hands

    Don’t worry, Bondi Tram, the new ABC Fact checkerer will be all over it.

  15. Steve of Glasshouse

    Bondi ” The ABC is making a banquet of this….someone should sue them for misreporting. No mention that the chef in question wasn’t even working there at the time. But what is truth to the ABC when it comes to supporting Labor?”

    There’s no getting though to the ALP or the ABC at the moment as they are otherwise engaged with fingers in ears, eyes shut and throwing a panty tanty

  16. Brian of Moorabbin

    Omlette all the egg joke roll on by.. and you people should stop poaching them from other sites….

  17. Tom

    It’s been eggscruciating, Brian.

  18. Brian of Moorabbin

    I think everyone else is now scrambling for a response…

  19. brc

    If I were Mr Richards I would be cashing in on the exposure. No amount of money could buy this amount of publicity. I would start putting on political lunch specials, each dish named for a pollie. Just keep it titilating but not offensive. Cash in, and when that dries up, change the name ofthe restaurant. A golden opportunity to make lemonade from lemons.

  20. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Yup, one of the VRWC conspirators behind Labor’s BistroMalFunction…

    Egg, schtum!

    It was a complete balls-up involving three minions, two amphorae of inferior Babylonian mead, a blow-up Lying Slapper doll, an orange, and a piece of string.

    We are just lucky that they never noticed the shoggoth.

  21. brc

    Carter is actually a microcosm of what is wrong with gen y
    -loves the power of social media but fails to realise it is a two edged sword
    -works part time at a pain burger joint and thinks he has a career
    – thinks that bestiality jokes are hip and edgy
    – sports a pathetic beard
    – is convinced tony abbot will destroy Australia rather than make a small adjustment back toward what made it great in the first place
    – has no character , principle or ethics and tops off with an inflated opinion of himself

  22. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Well, maybe not lucky. Most passers by just said it was Nicola Roxon. The resemblance is, of course, uncanny.

  23. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Damnit!

    uncanny

  24. Tom

    If I were Mr Richards I would be cashing in on the exposure.

    He’ll be doing well to keep his current job, if he still has one. He has merely advertised the fact that he is underhanded and untrustworthy.

  25. brc, you forgot:

    -has a tanty when people disagree with him
    -runs away at the first sign of having to take responsibility for his actions

    We’re talking tragic hipster wannabe here.

  26. Oooh. Media now running around trying to establish if “Sascha Taylor” is real. (Claims to be staff who resigned about this.) Sounds too good to be true.

  27. Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve ever read that word ‘shoggoth’. Takes me back, that does, to the very early 1990s and a tiresome boyfriend with a thing for Lovecraft novels.

  28. Tal

    The ADF have been sexist again,this happened on JG’s watch,female ministers expected to comment any minute now

  29. Anne

    He’s obviously been coddled. You’d think his mother might have told him to wash his hair, have a shave and put on clean underwear for your first appearance on the TV.

  30. Tal, the Army Chief claims it’s worse than cadets videoing another cadet having sex, and there are senior ranks involved.

    Sounds very strange, but also kinda serious.

  31. egg_

    a blow-up Lying Slapper doll

    I’ve heard they’re unreliable (go down all the time) Tim must have a shed full?

    (apologies if inappropriate)

  32. cohenite

    Takes me back, that does, to the very early 1990s and a tiresome boyfriend with a thing for Lovecraft novels.

    They made a good horror movie out of Lovecraft.

    Just imagine what they could do with Gillard’s life. A cinematic gorefest.

  33. Complete over-reaction to the Carter interview. He appears basically honest and embarrassed by the notoriety.

    Sure he hates Abbott. From the vile loathing of Gillard on daily display here, he’s just your mirror image, you Webdiarists of the Right.

  34. DocBud

    Try and keep up, Tom. Mr Richards is the restaurant owner. David Carter is the grubby tweeter.

  35. stackja

    What about Donald Mackay? Who in the ALP?

  36. AndrewR

    The twitter story needs to be updated to now include an employee who quit Richards and Richards today.

    She posted news of her resignation here:

    http://thehoopla.com.au/julia-crazy-brave-warrior-woman/

    Her name is Sascha Taylor.

    Sigh.

  37. 1735099

    Culture will out….Sexist behaviour in the army – Brough’s ex-army – join the dots……

  38. Mmmm, Hoopla. Featured Contributors: Anne Summers, Emma Alberici … Is this the thinking woman’s MamaMia, by any chance?

  39. Oh, and I forgot the best and most important part – the Hoopla Poll:

    How often are you using a body lotion / moisturiser?

    Daily
    A few times a week
    Only when your skin feels dry
    Never

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Sure he hates Abbott. From the vile loathing of Gillard on daily display here, he’s just your mirror image, you Webdiarists of the Right.

    So, Shitfer, given you acknowledge the bloke hates Abbott with a passion and you still swallow his story whole, try this one on.
    I wasn’t there when the Droner signed the dodgy Power of Attorney, but the bloke who was named on it says she wasn’t there and, you know, he seems to me like an honest enough bloke who is just a little embarrassed by the publicity.
    And, like, it just looks and smells like the sort of thing she would do.
    It’s the whole vibe of the thing really.
    Open and shut, eh?

  41. Splatacrobat

    fuck off numbers. now your drawing a long bow.
    Your ex army too don’t forget and sexism goes back further than Brough’s army service.
    The dots I joined from your inference made a picture of you…..a dickhead

  42. Brian of Moorabbin

    Aren’t you also ex-army Numbers?

    Dots joined…

  43. DocBud

    In the interview, Carter questioned why nobody had apologised to Julia Gillard. When called on his offensive tweets he defended himself on the grounds that he is not running for public office. However, there is no suggestion that anyone running for office had any involvement with the menu and it seems clear that Mr Richards intended it to be a private joke. The menu only became public through the actions of Carter so may be he should be doing the apologising if it has caused Julia Gillard offence (we know it did not become public to any great extent through the actions of the person who posted it on his Facebook page otherwise we would have heard about it before now).

    Furthermore, he cannot claim that his offensive tweets were not intended for public viewing.

    He really does seem to be an A-Grade prat.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Culture will out….Sexist behaviour in the army – Brough’s ex-army – join the dots……

    Gillard is a red-headed woman … So was Myra Hindley …… Join the dots.
    Gillard is from Adelaide …… So was John Bunting …… Join the dots
    Fuckwit
    (Still falsely claiming to have served in ‘Nam you fraud? Even writing Anzac Day fiction to perpetuate the myth.)

  45. I don’t hate Julia Gillard.

    I just want her to stop being Prime Minister, and go away somewhere where I won’t have to listen to her voice ever again.

    I think she has been a remarkably incompetent, wasteful and unprincipled Prime Minister. I think she has set feminism back, rather than advanced it. I believe she has actually made it harder for women to enter politics and be taken seriously, because of her outstanding record of utter and complete failure across the board.

    And yet she had every help along the way to be an outstanding success. Julia Gillard has had a dream run of privileged entry to the ALP, buffered from real politics by the demand for quotas and token female candidates. She has been backed by a corrupt union movement every inch of the way. She only remains in power today because a subordinate man holds the numbers she so desperately needs.

    And then there are the still-unanswered questions about her involvement with Bruce Wilson and the theft of AWU funds from actual workers.

    This is a long way from hatred. This is shame, certainly. I am ashamed that our first female prime minister has been such a failure, and that she has in fact needed a man to keep her in office. I feel embarrassment, definitely. But no, I don’t hate her.

  46. brc

    If I were Mr Richards I would be cashing in on the exposure.

    He’ll be doing well to keep his current job, if he still has one. He has merely advertised the fact that he is underhanded and untrustworthy.

    Tom, Richards is the owner. Carter is the indiscreet ex employee

  47. egg_

    Brough’s ex-army – join the dots……

    More from the Leftwing slime menu…

  48. but the bloke who was named on it says she wasn’t there and, you know, he seems to me like an honest enough bloke

    Well, yeah – who was burying tens of thousands of dollars in his backyard, according to his ex mate. And sexually abused his sister, according to her. And who couldn’t remember much until Michael Smith started reminding him (he made a comment to that effect).

    Yeah, apart from all that, he seems an honest enough bloke.

  49. DocBud

    What was at his Facebook page?

    Just a hint, if you find something juicy on the interweb, screenshot it just in case it accidently goes AWOL.

  50. By the way: why has no one raised the obvious question about Joe Hockey: isn’t he a big wuss for getting upset that Gillard (apparently) once referred to him as “fat man”.

  51. 1735099

    @Leigh Lowe
    My service is on the record. After your post, so is your lack of functioning grey matter.

  52. candy

    According to the Courier Mail the restaurant owner is closely associated with Bill Ludwig and other Labor ‘identities’ and socialises with them. This just sounds like some regular in-house joke the owner does with big time political meetings and he got caught out, something trivial but silly Ms Gillard is making a mountain of.

  53. Gab

    @Leigh Lowe

    Leigh he puts the ampersand in front of your name becuase otherwise you wouldn’t know he was directing his comment at you. He’s a genius really.

  54. 1735099

    @Brian of Moorabbin
    So I have some understanding of the culture….it obviously hasn’t improved since the 70s.

  55. dd

    By the way: why has no one raised the obvious question about Joe Hockey: isn’t he a big wuss for getting upset that Gillard (apparently) once referred to him as “fat man”.

    He didn’t say he was upset. He said that, as a result of her juvenile insults, he couldn’t respect her.

  56. Gab

    @Brian of Moorabbin

    Same deal for you Brian. It seems the join-the-dots numpty is unable to join the dots that when writing a person’s name it actually is a signal to the person being addressed. It must have an @ in front of the name, otherwise no one will know to whom the numpty is speaking. Lefties brains are thusly wired.

  57. Splatacrobat

    Brough’s ex-army – join the dots……

    Mike Kelly’s ex army – Wow these dots join up too Spud!

  58. Heh. Philippa condemns Gillard more in sorrow than anger.

    You even linked to the Larry Pickering utterly disgusting re-imagined Life of Julia posts from Quadrant.

    You don’t fool me.

    You have the typical attitude here: a woman of left leaning feminism deserves all she gets.

  59. Brian of Moorabbin

    Culture will out….Sexist behaviour in the army – Bob Whittaker’s ex-army – join the dots……

    And now we wait…

  60. 1735099

    Mike Kelly doesn’t abuse women…..

  61. egg_

    since the 70s.

    Such a long bow…

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Culture will out….Sexist behaviour in the army – Brough’s ex-army – join the dots……

    You’re a wife beating, child molester? Give us a clue?

  63. He didn’t say he was upset. He said that, as a result of her juvenile insults, he couldn’t respect her.

    And that’s not an over-reaction from a man who decided he was so fat he would have an operation for it?

  64. Empire Strikes Back

    I don’t hate Julia Gillard.

    That’s very Christian of you Philippa.

    For the record I hate her hard and I hate her smart. I am firmly of the belief that Marxist parasites who slime their way to the top by lying, cheating and stealing are entirely deserving of my hatred. I also make a mean sandwich and have a pretty good arm.

  65. candy

    I remember when Ms Gillard kept calling Tony Abbott “Mr Rabbit”.

    Juvenile is certainly the word.

  66. cohenite

    Mike Kelly doesn’t abuse women…..

    Yes he does; he is part of this abusive government.

  67. Brian of Moorabbin

    And that’s not an over-reaction from a man who decided he was so fat he would have an operation for it?

    Compared to say… over-reacting about a man looking at his watch whilst a woman is talking?

  68. Empire Strikes Back

    And that’s not an over-reaction from a man who decided he was so fat he would have an operation for it?

    Don’t make a fool of yourself by commenting on stuff you know nothing about. I’ll let you in on a secret sfb, Big Joe heard about your mate Monty and was so appalled at the physical resemblance he decided he had no choice but to get his guts stapled.

  69. Splatacrobat

    So I have some understanding of the culture….it obviously hasn’t improved since the 70s.

    I can understand your sensitivity to sexism in the army Spud but you don’t look too upset in this picture when you were running cross dressing awareness programs in Nui Dat.

  70. Infidel Tiger

    I don’t hate Julia Gillard.

    I don’t hate her. I feel a great deal of pity for her that she’ll be spending the next 30 years in a drafty Altonasemi-detached, staring at an empty fruit bowl wishing she wasn’t such a lying tart with no moral fibre.

  71. stackja

    This is shame, certainly.

    Her father?

  72. Look, I’m sorry. I’ll have to stop talking about Joe and his body because he might read here and it might hurt his feelings.

  73. Brian of Moorabbin

    Look, I’m sorry. I’ll have to stop talking about Joe and his body because he might read here and it might hurt his feelings.

    Read:

    SfB: “My hypocrisy has been exposed so now I will drop this matter and desperately try to change the subject to something else..

  74. candy: I am of the view that the Mr Rabbit bit is a figment of your imagination.

  75. twostix

    Complete over-reaction to the Carter interview. He appears basically honest and embarrassed by the notoriety.

    Nothing to say about his statement that similar menus were produced for Labor functions?

    After you spent two days coming up with wild theories about liberal staffers producing the menu that’s pretty much it for you.

    All hail the King Wrongologist!

  76. Hockeynomics

    Some pretty red faces around here!

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/restaurateur-admits-joke-menu-not-mals/1905815/

    If Mal Brough had any decency he would finally now resign even though he should’ve done that already after the Ashby scandal. Typical right-wing scumbag.

  77. twostix

    According to the Courier Mail the restaurant owner is closely associated with Bill Ludwig and other Labor ‘identities’ and socialises with them. This just sounds like some regular in-house joke the owner does with big time political meetings and he got caught out, something trivial but silly Ms Gillard is making a mountain of.

    Exactly.

    Still no apology from Wayne Swan and Julia Gillard to Peta Credlin either.

  78. Brian, as a public service, in the hope of encouraging them to a healthier lifestyle, I will now note that the following people are fat: Gina Reinhart; Clive Palmer; Bill Ludwig.

    I trust they will respect me in the morning.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    If Mal Brough had any decency he would finally now resign even though he should’ve done that already after the Ashby scandal. Typical right-wing scumbag.

    If you had any decency you’d gas yourself in your garage.

    Shut up and sod off.

  80. A Lurker

    I’m betting Gillard just hopes it keeps the faceless men away from her door, while they wait a week to see if it gets her a poll bounce.

    What is the opposite of a bounce?

    As with all Roy Morgan surveys Federal voting intention was asked. Based on a sample of 475 electors this telephone Morgan Poll showed the L-NP (59%) cf. ALP (41%) on a two-party preferred basis. The primary vote showed the L-NP (50.5%), ALP (26%), Greens (12%) and Independent/ Others (11.5%).

    🙂

  81. Gab

    Some pretty red faces around here!

    Oh I hope your rash goes away soon.

    If Mal Brough had any decency

    He has a hell of a lot more decency than that shallow shrieking harpy PM of yours. No one has provided any evidence that Brough did anything wrong. And linking to a tawdry low-intelligent rag does not prove anything other than you’re an idiot. 🙂

  82. Old Fridgie

    Some pretty red faces around here!

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/restaurateur-admits-joke-menu-not-mals/1905815/

    If Mal Brough had any decency he would finally now resign even though he should’ve done that already after the Ashby scandal. Typical right-wing scumbag.

    Hey dickhead, I think you’ll find, if you read the article, young Sascha Taylor might be another made up figment of someones imagination…

  83. kae

    I wouldn’t describe Gillard as any dish but a bean one.

    Has bean.

  84. twostix

    Some pretty red faces around here!

    Lol! Yesterday a Tweet of a photo of a menu from a Facebook page absolutely, definitely, positively proved that Brough and the Liberals themselves produced the menu – that’s demolished so now…a screenshot of a post to a blog.

    At the same time ignoring the elephant in the room:

    “An ABC correspondent tweeted he had spoken to Mr Richards who said that no staff member had quit and that he had never heard of Sascha Taylor.”

    Ahahaha

    You people are unbelievable.

    This was your last shot you know. There’s no more after this.

  85. Splatacrobat

    If Mal Brough had any decency he would finally now resign even though he should’ve done that already after the Ashby scandal. Typical right-wing scumbag.

    From the article Hockeynomics linked:

    APN was unable to reach Mr Richards or the restaurant on Thursday night to verify Ms Taylor worked at the restaurant.

    An ABC correspondent tweeted he had spoken to Mr Richards who said that no staff member had quit and that he had never heard of Sascha Taylor.

    Go away troll, you fail.

  86. Gab

    An ABC correspondent tweeted he had spoken to Mr Richards who said that no staff member had quit and that he had never heard of Sascha Taylor

    ahahahaha ffs! but leftards are gullible.

  87. Septimus

    Just who is Cartman’s father Sascha Taylor? Is it:

    1. A real person who worked at Richards & Richards until this morning?
    2. John McTernan?
    3. A member of Women for Gillard?
    4. Another member of Julia Gillard’s staff?
    5. Some other useful idiot?
    6. An entirely fictitious identity?
    7. The Denver Broncos?

  88. twostix: you’re the thickest commentator here, and seem to be in a competition to take over the most annoying title from MK50.

    There was only one offensive bit in Richard’s “comedy” menu. It is quite possible that his OTT comment re Julia is not a regular joke that he tries. Your “but where are the Labor menus?” is a hopeless attempt at diversion.

  89. Tom

    So I have some understanding of the culture….it obviously hasn’t improved since the 70s.

    OOOOooooooeeeeeeeaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    See if the chemist can give you something for the delusions, you brain-damaged old clown.

  90. Brian of Moorabbin

    Hey Hockeynomics… you better check your link… It actually supports the claim that it was a false menu..

    Particularly THIS BIT where it shows that the ‘worker who resigned in dusgust’ has been found to be a furphy:

    APN was unable to reach Mr Richards or the restaurant on Thursday night to verify Ms Taylor worked at the restaurant.

    An ABC correspondent tweeted he had spoken to Mr Richards who said that no staff member had quit and that he had never heard of Sascha Taylor.

  91. Leo G

    “Complete over-reaction to the Carter interview. He appears basically honest and embarrassed by the notoriety.”

    So he is not likely to face criminal charges for providing false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity.

  92. Fisky

    You see? You see? The Left are utter lying filth who must be imprisoned for the forseeable future.

  93. Gab

    3. A member of Women for Gillard?

    Yeah. I’m tipping the fake Sascha is one of these. They’ll lie just like their leader does.

  94. twostix

    Hey dickhead, I think you’ll find, if you read the article, young Sascha Taylor might be another made up figment of someones imagination…

    Consider the depravity of the left: A day after being embarrased for believing the rantings of a bum and his by a photo of a fake menu taken from facebook and retweeted the entirety of this new “revelation” is a screenshot of a blog post. Which despite already being shown as fake by the ABC is still enough to be published in a major media newspaper as a titillating new “revelation”.

  95. Fisky

    Hockeynomics is LaRouchite. Just in case you were wondering.

  96. Gab

    Really? Oh. I didn’t think LaRouchite was that stupid but there ya go.

  97. Fisky

    As with all Roy Morgan surveys Federal voting intention was asked. Based on a sample of 475 electors this telephone Morgan Poll showed the L-NP (59%) cf. ALP (41%) on a two-party preferred basis. The primary vote showed the L-NP (50.5%), ALP (26%), Greens (12%) and Independent/ Others (11.5%).

    Gillard still going to get thumped, smashed, creamed, beaten, destroyed, and the Left permanently beclowned and silenced.

  98. Splatacrobat

    730 report has nothing on menugate or even a correction that they continued with the story that Brough was guilty even though they knew he had nothing to do with it.

  99. Fisky

    I just saw the interview with David Carter. He was breathing heavily, looking to the left a lot, and genuinely seemed uncomfortable. These are all the classic signs of a liar, and I believe he is a liar.

  100. Septimus

    Ah … ‘Sascha Taylor’ (from Brisbane/Gold Coast) just happened to be reading Mary Delahunty’s blog (from Victoria) and decided to make his/her contribution to the cause. Yes sure, shame we can’t see the ip address. These clowns can’t help themselves … they just keep doubling down on the stupidity.

  101. twostix

    There was only one offensive bit in Richard’s “comedy” menu. It is quite possible that his OTT comment re Julia is not a regular joke that he tries. Your “but where are the Labor menus?” is a hopeless attempt at diversion.

    After spending two days crowing about how Brough and the Liberals created and supplied the menus it’s a little werid for you to now be talking about “diversions”. Diversion from what? That the restaurant owner creates menus? The very thing you were denying yesterday with your weirdo theories?

    What’s the issue to be “diverted” from here anyway Steve?

    The chef says he’s seen similar menus for Labor functions. That’s a bombshell and don’t you know it.

    But hey what about those Liberal staffers and that the restaurant owner being paid to say he created the menus? What happened to that Stevie?

  102. egg_

    Just who is Sascha Taylor?

    2. John McTernan in drag?

  103. blogstrop

    “The stories that have been told by various participants frankly don’t add up,” Mr Swan said.

    Like Wayne’s budgets.

  104. Gab

    You know SFB never answers questions, Twostix.

  105. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    I don’t hate the Lying Slapper either.

    Hate is a strong emotion to be employed very sparingly. Gillard is simply not worth one iota of hatred from me, she has insufficient value to warrant hatred.

    No, I despise her for many reasons:
    – her corrupt nature
    – her amorality
    – her utter lack of ethics
    – her alleged criminal activities
    – her ideology
    – her all-union nature
    – her willingness to sell herself to teh highest bidder
    – her incompetence
    – her hubris
    – her lack of humility
    – her arrogance
    – her stupidity
    – her cupidity
    – her hatred of family and marriage values
    – her selfishness
    – her cowardice
    – her callousness
    – the 2000+ people her policies have killed
    – her support for bloody handed murder of the unborn
    – her nepotism
    – her opportunism
    – her mendacity
    – her smugness
    – her smarmyness
    her boorishness
    – her shrill-harpy screeching
    – her oleagenous nature
    – her fundamental dishonesty
    – her ability to carry grudges
    – her demeaning of our highest office
    – her wastefulness
    – her tolerance of incompetence
    – her deliberate erosion of agencies of state
    – her pandering to lobby groups
    – her abysmal judgement
    – her innumerable betrayals
    – her sneering contempt for my country

    But hatred? No, to hate such a despicable cur would demean me. It would be like hating screw-fly maggots for growing fat while destroying a healthy creature. That’s just what screw-fly maggots do.

    Julia Gillard is the head of the screw-fly maggots we call the ALP-greenfilth: growing fat while destroying my healthy country – it’s just what they do. That is their nature (and it was not ever thus).

    They are to be pitilessly and ruthlessly excised, and crushed beneath ones heel, that’s all.

  106. Brian of Moorabbin

    Is lack of self-awareness a lefty thing?

    “The stories that have been told by various participants frankly don’t add up,” Mr Swan said.

    Quod Est Demonstratum.

  107. JC

    I just saw the interview with David Carter. He was breathing heavily, looking to the left a lot, and genuinely seemed uncomfortable. These are all the classic signs of a liar, and I believe he is a liar.

    Doesn’t that imbecile have a waiting job to go to? What’s he got to add. He picked up the hoax menu from Facebook and that’s about all. He wasn’t there because the moron was fired from the job 6 months ago.

  108. kae

    Heard Gillard interviewed today on ABC, can’t remember who conducted the interview, but she was vuvuzela-ing about

    fewcha female proime minsters finding the misogyny less than she has had to endure, and how it will become easier with each new female proime minster*

    paraphrased

    Poor petal. How does she function being so set upon?

    *as they stamp out misogyny

    Sorry, I can’t find a link, but it was truly pathetic listening to her bleating to the interviewer.

  109. JC

    “The stories that have been told by various participants frankly don’t add up,” Mr Swan said.

    Oh god, He’s now weighing. This will cost that Liars Party at least 2 points.

    I saw the little prick on TV suggesting the libs are lying. Every time he uttered bullshit he jerked that puny body his to the right. Fuck he’s despicable.

  110. steve from brisbane

    Gab, you may not have noticed, but twostix appears to be the only person in the blogosphere who thinks the apparent fact that Richards has also tried to add unspecified gags to Labor menus is a “bombshell”.

    I also am Unable to address all questions: I am often in high demand.

  111. egg_

    “The stories that have been told by various participants frankly don’t add up,” Mr Swan said.

    Can someone puhlease lend Swanny a calculator?!

  112. Septimus

    Well … on 7.30 tonight … Menugate never happened … not a mention.

  113. steve from brisbane

    It was clear to me that Carter had audio problems.

  114. Gab

    fewcha female proime minsters finding the misogyny less than she has had to endure, and how it will become easier with each new female proime minster*

    She’s full of it. Remember the times – the non-PC and very chauvinistic times of the 70s and 80s when Thatcher was PM? She copped it a lot but it just didn’t phase her. And never did she say anything about it, and she certainly did not campaign at elections based on gender becuase to do so meant she would be seen as weak.

    gillard is a weak character fabricating a misogyny lie and the “Women for gillard” will certainly support her in her baseless endeavours. Listen, julia, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  115. Tal

    Fisk,please write into The Doctrine that these filth must never work near food

  116. steve from brisbane

    Nice violence meme you’ve got going in this thread, by the way.

  117. steve from brisbane

    I trust you all approved of that Liberal MP referring to Gillard’s throat being slit?

  118. Gab

    I’d love to see the Labor menus the restaurant owner made when the likes of Joe Ludwig had functions there. I’m sure all the Labor MPs and the bigwig unions bosses had a great laugh at menus deriding Peta Credlin and Abbott.

  119. Brian of Moorabbin

    Haven’t heard a Liberal MP say that Steve. What was the context? And link to where the comment was made?

  120. boy on a bike

    I searched for Sascha Taylor on facebook. 3 of the 8 results were blokes. Does the media even know if this person is a bloke or a bird?

  121. twostix

    Nobody cares what you say now Steve. It will be this way for a month or so as it always is when you so deeply embarrass yourself.

    You have again being 100% wrong on everything about this matter.

    Wrong again. It must get awfully tiring.

    I will ask the same question though that I asked last time you were demostrated to be 100% wrong. Do you think your perfect record of wrongology is brought about through you having a sort of anti-oracle power where you can see the future but it is 100% inverted, or, do you think the gods simply hate you so much that whenever you make a prediction or theory they then intervene and change the course of history to ensure you’re wrong.

    It must be something you think about.

  122. Megan

    Haven’t heard a Liberal MP say that Steve. What was the context? And link to where the comment was made?

    Brian, expecting an answer to those questions is a triumph of hope over experience.

  123. Marky

    “The stories that have been told by various participants frankly don’t add up,” Mr Swan said.

    Like Wayne’s budgets.

    After all the budgets he’s delivered, you’d think somebody in the ALP would tell him to stop making Math jokes…

  124. steve from brisbane

    I think it was last Friday’s Lateline. The term was used in lieu of the traditional “stab in the back”, which does not have the same gruesome image to it in a political context.

  125. blogstrop

    I am often in high demand.

    Which is why he spends most of his pathetic, ineffective, miss-spent life here.

  126. steve from brisbane

    I hear Glenn Beck has lost his voice twostix, so you’ll be short of reliable news for a while.

  127. Brian of Moorabbin

    Ah, so he didn’t suggest that someone should slit her throat then Eh Steve? Just wondering when her ‘comrades’ were going to do her in a la Rudd?

    And you’re going to try to push that barrow as proof that the Libs are violent?

    You really are desperate to try to push the topic onto something other than Julia’s fuck-up over this menu, aren’t you?

  128. Gab

    SFb has been reading Craig Emerson’s twitter feed. Emo has been trying to get some traction on it for a week now.

  129. Leo G

    “Just who is Sascha Taylor?”

    A racy hot salsa cook?

  130. twostix

    I trust you all approved of that Liberal MP referring to Gillard’s throat being slit?

    Hey didn’t somebody say something about diversions?

    Let’s focus.
    What about the bombshell that Labors star witness dropped today where he not only confirmed Broughs story is true and that yesterday was an exercise in mass defamation and slander, he also landed the ALP in hot water by stating that they too have had functions at that establishment and the owner has made similar “joke” mock menus for them too.

    I’d like to see one of these menus.

  131. Steve of Glasshouse

    Has anyone else commented on the spooky vestal virgin look that the Women for Gillard photo op projects?
    All dressed in pallid whites with the red queen front and centre.

  132. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Shitfer:

    I am often in high demand.

    Why yes, yes he is.

    Among a certain set, anyway.

  133. Steve of Glasshouse

    Mk 50..good shot ; even looks as if he has to dribble to the left..

  134. Infidel Tiger

    Has anyone reported that perverted and depraved chef to the RSPCA yet? His public demands for bestiality are just too much.

  135. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Steve, a young ‘hipster asshole’ chef got that image from a fundraising dinner for Bob Brown’s last senate run. $2000 a plate and free use of the gimp.

    Apparently, shitfer gets a lot of these gigs, he’s cheap he charges what the market will bear.

  136. Tal

    I don’t think he bathes either IT

  137. Brian of Moorabbin

    June 17, 2010….

    June 13, 2013…

    And people claim history never repeats.

  138. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Hey Tal, was it you saying that you got a cheap Chinese tablet recently?

  139. Infidel Tiger

    I love that this disgusting sexually depraved piece of filth Carter is up in arms about sexism, but his Facebook likes includes sites dedicated to plastic tits and guns.

  140. steve from brisbane

    Mk50 yet again displaying his alleged detailed knowledge of gay politics, and using the tried and true tactic of 14 year old boys: ” you’re wrong and you’re gay.”

  141. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Hey, shitfer, you’re the one who said “I am often in high demand” and make endless references to sexual deviancy, buttplugs and semen.

    I’m just rolling with your vibe here.

  142. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Thanks Tal

  143. C.L.

    I’ve been analysing and discussing politics for years now but this one has me beat.

    I got nothin’ on Menugate.

    Simply bizarre.

    The wack-a-doodle depths to which this country has been dunked by this mad woman almost defy exegesis. Literally unfathomable.

  144. Steve of Glasshouse

    Steve of Brisbane..got some bad news for you mate. Went over to your blog, and the signs don’t look good.
    The poor thing has pulse ox sats of less than 90%, weak thready pulse and agonal breathing.
    Please call 000 for immediate transport. Given the Sx, my initial Dx is that your blog is suffering from faecal insufficiency, and requires a near relative faecal transplant ; you meet that profile thank god..

  145. Splatacrobat

    Sinc I really think it’s time to ban this idiot. If this is what we have to look forward to everytime Labor beclown themselves and shitfa plying his tripe between now and September I think I will leave.

    It’s past being a joke to allow him to continue fouling every thread.

  146. Infidel Tiger

    How many more days of this?

  147. Tal

    Lad it’s like Tim Blair said it’s our plastic turkey

  148. Splatacrobat

    From Bolt
    Mr Jordon is arguably this blog’s most fervent and prolific critic, writing reflexively oppositional replies to most posts, most days. But even he (?) has now given up on the Prime Minister:

    I have to say that I have lost all respect for her. While I, along with John Howard, believe that he Australia economy is great shape. Gillard herself has turned out to be completely incompetent. She is incompetent and a fool. Which is the worst kind of incompetent. In Australia we vote for politician parties not Prime Ministers. The party needs to sack her and rebuild.

    Big Ted is now the last known hold-out.

    And Shitfer

  149. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    I dunno…. I think this is shitfer’s blog, innit?

    I man, it’s still steaming.

  150. steve from brisbane

    Howard Sattler invited Gillard to dispel rumour that Tim is gay.

    He’s silly enough to comment here.

  151. dover_beach

    Like CL, I’m literally flummoxed by this.

  152. Grant B

    I watched the David Carter interview. He’s very impressive isn’t he. I genuflect. However, it’s the end for you now Mr Assange, there’s a much more marketable man in town.

  153. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    So, dress for voting day is sombre suit (symbolising an execution) and blue tie (to identify as an anti-Slapper misogynist), carrying a cricket bat (thermonuclear weapons not being quite so available) and a large red cardboard box of fried chicken (to torment Slapperfans and greenfilth).

    Does this sum it up?

  154. Brian of Moorabbin

    Mk50, Sounds right to me.

  155. steve from brisbane

    As someone on twitter noted, would Abbott ever be asked if his wife was a lesbian?

  156. twostix

    Like CL, I’m literally flummoxed by this.

    Which bit?

    Just go with your gut “The left lie, always, about everything”.

    It’s now officially established by the original “source” of the story that Brough was telling the truth about the menu having nothing to do with him or the Libs and that the restaurant owner is telling the truth about writing the menus.

    The source said he’s also seen similar things from the owner when Labor have functions at the restaurant which is most interesting but will be duly ignored by the media.

    That interview killed the story stone cold dead a screenshot of a random blog post from some leftist blog appeared on twitter claimed to be from an employee who had quit the restaurant and seen the menus handed out. This was immediately debunked as fake by The ABC – which didn’t stop half the media reporting it as a new revelation anyway.

    The broader message is the political left are literally now down to using Tweets off Twitter, screen shots of anonymous, fake, blog posts and photos from unknown Facebook users as “source” material to attack Tony Abbott and the Liberals – the media obliging them fully in this tactic.

  157. JC

    As someone on twitter noted, would Abbott ever be asked if his wife was a lesbian?

    Of course not, you moron. The woman is clearly hetro and has led a hetro life. There’s nothing ambiguous about her life, you imbecile. People would only ask questions like that if a person has led life that raises curiosity.

    Example:

    A fully fledged member of the Socialist Alliance writing turgid junk that all married women are hookers would tend to suggest the person writing that worthless crap is a muff diving loon.

    Fuck you’re an idiot, Partridge.

  158. JC

    The broader message is the political left are literally now down to using Tweets off Twitter, screen shots of anonymous, fake, blog posts and photos from unknown Facebook users as “source” material to attack Tony Abbott and the Liberals

    Aren’t they so sad. What a sad and sorry bunch of worthless human beings. What’s even sadder is that they still want it to continue.

  159. egg_

    I’m literally flummoxed by this.

    2x cornered rats – McTurnItUp & Gillard – cornered by both Abbott & KRudd?

    The ALP Dirt File is their ‘weapon of choice’?

  160. Infidel Tiger

    Howard Sattler invited Gillard to dispel rumour that Tim is gay.

    Sattler is a jerk off of the highest order.

  161. Splatacrobat

    As someone on twitter noted, would Abbott ever be asked if his wife was a lesbian?

    No because according to Bob Ellis Mrs Abbott was hetrosexually promiscuous. No mention of her being a lesbian though. Probably just as well as it would have cost Ellis even more.

    MEASURE OF DAMAGE

    (i) Ordinary compensatory damages

    388. I have noted the various matters as to the nature of the meanings conveyed by the matter complained of and the injury to the feelings of each of the plaintiffs as they deposed to it in evidence. It was those meanings that caused the hurt to the feelings of each of the plaintiffs. I will now turn to that aspect of damage in relation to each of them.

    (a) Mrs Abbott

    389. Mrs Abbott was a case of collateral damage. It is likely that most readers would have assumed that “the woman” was Mrs Costello. Most readers would have been persons interested in politics. Nevertheless, some would not have done so. The story appeared aimed at Mr Abbott. That could have led to a conclusion that he had been so besotted by “the woman” as to not only leave the Labor Party for the Young Liberals, but also to marry her.

    390. There is no imputation of infidelity, of dishonesty or criminal conduct. The damages should be enough to be vindicatory without being extravagant, having regard to the defendant’s efforts, such as they were, to mitigate the harm.

    391. In my view, $30,000 is an appropriate award.

    (b) Mr Abbott

    392. He was the target: “I determined to destroy him.” Obviously, the author meant “destroyed” as a serious political thinker. Mr Abbott was to be an object of ridicule. That can be a devastating political weapon. The accusation against him was of a submission to a political conversion for less than intellectually persuasive reasons. Of course, it may have been politically damaging to the plaintiff to have it suggested that, as a prominent Liberal, he had once been a Labor Party member. That is not, however, defamatory. It is the suggestion of the change being for reasons of personal pleasure, not genuine conviction, that is defamatory.

    393. In his case, I also note the early withdrawal of the book and the publicity given to it in mitigation. However, I would observe that in Humphries v TWT (supra) the imputation of profligacy in relation to travel expenses was corrected the same day. A fulsome apology was given a week later. Miles CJ awarded $8,000. The Full Court of the Federal Court considered that award inadequate. The point was made, at page 701:

    “… it is unlikely that a substantial correction or apology will completely eradicate the effect on reputation of the person in the community.”

    394. The sum of $28,000 wasconsidered appropriate.

    395. Though nowhere near as loathsome as the false allegations made in Thompson v Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd (1997) 129 ACTR 14 (incest), the allegations against the plaintiffs in this case are seriously potentially damaging.

    396. I consider $40,000 to be appropriate for Mr Abbott.

    (c) Mrs Costello

    397. Her position, so far as ordinary compensatory damages are concerned, is similar to that of Mrs Abbott. However, as I have noted, more readers would have assumed that she was the person referred to than would have suspected one or the other equally, or have assumed Mrs Abbott to be the one.

    398. I consider $40,000 to be appropriate for Mrs Costello.

    (d) Mr Costello

    399. His position is similar to Mr Abbott. On the one hand, I accept that he enjoyed a higher profile and reputation. His political prospects were at risk of greater damage. On the other hand, the author was clearly to be seen as aiming at Mr Abbott’s career prospects. The largest single group of book sales was in New South Wales .

    400. I consider $40,000 would be appropriate, on balance, for the libel of Mr Costello.

  162. That was an odd response, splatacrobat. Did you think I was asking for information relevant to the topic of Mrs Abbott’s sexuality?

  163. Andrew

    Jeff Kennett will be wearing a blue tie for the rest of the year in response to Gillard’s ridiculous comments.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    Take a shower Steve and make a sandwich. You’ve got a long night ahead.

  165. dd

    i just commented on Bolt’s on Sattler . I think his call to suspend Sattler is over-reacting. here’s a paraphrase of my comment there: (I’ll have to paraphrase because I didn’t save a copy)

    Sure, it was a tacky and tasteless question. It was a stupid question. However it was a genuine question. He’d heard rumours – we must take him at his word – and wanted to set the record straight.

    Surely our politicians are tough enough and skilled and experienced enough to handle the occasional rogue question. Surely someone who has climbed to the office of Prime Minister can swat away the occasional verbal curve-ball. We shouldn’t need to protect our sensitive petals in Canberra. Does everything they are exposed to need to be mediated and filtered?

    Our politicians rarely get unmediated questions from the public. Even so-called ‘town halls’ and shows like QandA involve pre-selection and filtering of questions. There was a time when our politicians were able to handle the public, and were able to handle all manner of questions. It is a pity if they have lost that skill.

  166. Steve of Glasshouse

    Not fair IT..Steve processes so poorly that he will be standing in the shower with 2 slices of bread and a pound of baloney

  167. Fleeced

    That was an odd response, splatacrobat. Did you think I was asking for information relevant to the topic of Mrs Abbott’s sexuality?

    Stop playing stupid, Steve. You queried if distasteful assertions would dare be made about Abbott’s wife. Duh!

  168. Oh I see. Because someone once made a detailed claim in a book about a then Minister and his wife’s past sex life which was held to be defamatory, that’s a bit like a radio interviewer asking a stupid question effectively about the PM’s current sex life?

    No, it’s not.

    You see, sometimes people make such stupid attempts at equivalences here, I just can’t see them.

  169. kae

    Page 1
    SfB

    my silence means nothing.

    Your noise also means nothing.

  170. kae

    I’m gonna go to hell for feeding a troll, aren’t I.

  171. egg_

    He’d heard rumours – we must take him at his word – and wanted to set the record straight.

    A shot across the ALP bow from the LNP re the ALP’s use of ‘Dirt Files”?

  172. Splatacrobat

    Hey Shitfer Your proctologist just called. He said he doesn’t know what the voices eminating from your arse are and is referring your case to a speech therapist for a second opinion.

  173. Gab

    I’m gonna go to hell for feeding a troll, aren’t I.

    I should think not as you’ve managed to shut him for ten minutes. You deserve a trophy!

  174. C.L.

    Howard Sattler invited Gillard to dispel rumour that Tim is gay.

    Heard this on Lateline and watched the clip.

    This is very hard to do folks, but I felt for Gillard.

    That caller was a rude imbecile.

  175. The wack-a-doodle depths to which this country has been dunked by this mad woman almost defy exegesis.

    I thought exegesis was a term reserved for Biblical interpretation. Using it to refer to the Labor Party’s antics is almost demeaning of the term.

    As for Mr Carter: perhaps if Tony Abbott wins, Mr Carter could be given a one-way ticket out of Australia, a syringe full of HIV, the address of the nearest dog pound, and an invitation to make his choice.

  176. C.L.

    I thought exegesis was a term reserved for Biblical interpretation.

    Usually associated with the bible but not reservedly so, no.

  177. Infidel Tiger

    That caller was a rude imbecile.

    That slurring oaf was the host – Sattler.

  178. Tom

    Splatacrobat
    #884809, posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Sinc I really think it’s time to ban this idiot. If this is what we have to look forward to everytime Labor beclown themselves and shitfa plying his tripe between now and September I think I will leave.
    It’s past being a joke to allow him to continue fouling every thread.

    This site is run by volunteers, Splat. Doomlord works for the government. So there is no incentive to provide customer service or to maximise traffic (i.e. popularity); or to implement strategies that prevent the loss of traffic, one of the consequences of masturbating trolls with unlimited access, which tends to attract people of low intelligence who enjoy sabotaging online communities in which they have no interest and are, in fact, committed to destroying. This is apparently justified on the grounds that the absence of rules, which most of us call anarchy, is the ideal.

    Like you, I am also losing interest in wading through the sewer. Still, I’m sure it’s a fun experiment for the owners, which is all that matters.

  179. dd

    So here’s another question. And I don’t know the answer.

    If Sattler’s such a stupid and tactless boor, why did she consent to a one-on-one interview with him when more serious interviewers like Bolt are blacklisted?

  180. Gab

    Becuase the radio station Sattler works at is owned by Fairfax so she thought it would be a safe, soft interview.

  181. Fleeced

    I see The Australian refers to Sattler as a “shock jock”… for once, I think this term is more apt – this is the sort of thing I expect a shock jock to do (rather than say, be a conservative)

  182. C.L.

    Can somebody ask Kate Ellis about her sex life?

  183. JC

    Can somebody ask Kate Ellis about her sex life?

    I’m all ears on this one.

    She’s not looking that great these days.

  184. Tom

    Splatacrobat
    #884809, posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Sinc I really think it’s time to ban this idiot. If this is what we have to look forward to everytime Labor beclown themselves and shitfa plying his tripe between now and September I think I will leave.
    It’s past being a joke to allow him to continue fouling every thread.

    This site is run by volunteers, Splat. Doomlord works for the government. So there is no incentive to provide customer service or to maximise traffic (i.e. popularity); or to implement strategies that prevent the loss of traffic, one of the consequences of m**********g trolls with unlimited access, which tends to attract people of low intelligence who enjoy sabotaging online communities in which they have no interest and are, in fact, committed to destroying. This is apparently justified on the grounds that the absence of rules, which most of us call anarchy, is the ideal.

    Like you, I am also losing interest in wading through the sewer. Still, I’m sure it’s a fun experiment for the owners, which is all that matters.

  185. Infidel Tiger

    Becuase the radio station Sattler works at is owned by Fairfax so she thought it would be a safe, soft interview.

    No. Sattler has been goading her for ages to appear on his show and giving her plenty of stick. She finally relents and the stupid prick ruins it with the first delivery.

  186. Infidel Tiger

    Can somebody ask Kate Ellis about her sex life?

    Not if it involves Penbo

  187. twostix

    If Sattler’s such a stupid and tactless boor, why did she consent to a one-on-one interview with him when more serious interviewers like Bolt are blacklisted?

    Because she wanted fodder for tomorrows news cycle.

    It’s going to be like this for the next three months.

  188. Gab

    Sattler has been goading her for ages to appear on his show and giving her plenty of stick.

    Oh really? Then you’re right, he’s stuffed it big time giving her tomorrow’s headline

    “See, I told you all I’m being attacked becuase I’m a female. Australia is a sexist, mysognistic nation and the Tony Abbott blah blah blah and Vote for me”.

  189. twostix

    “See, I told you all I’m being attacked becuase I’m a female. Australia is a sexist, mysognistic nation and the Tony Abbott blah blah blah and Vote for me”.

    It’s not going to work.

    Nobody likes a whinging pom.

  190. Tal
    #884814, posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Lad it’s like Tim Blair said it’s our plastic turkey

    Tim Blair said that? 😉

  191. dd

    Like you, I am also losing interest in wading through the sewer. Still, I’m sure it’s a fun experiment for the owners, which is all that matters.

    SfB’s self appointed job description is to derail as much discussion at Catallaxy as he can. He does a good job of it, too. Objectively speaking, he ought to be banned.

  192. nilk, Iron Bogan

    I feel a great deal of pity for her that she’ll be spending the next 30 years in a drafty Altonasemi-detached, staring at an empty fruit bowl wishing she wasn’t such a lying tart with no moral fibre.

    Rubbish. She’ll have her 14 cats to keep her company.

  193. SfB’s self appointed job description is to derail as much discussion at Catallaxy as he can.

    Actually, my position is:

    * it should be deemed impossible to derail an open thread – they are “open” to any new topic. Everyone does it, and some topics run, some don’t.

    * on other threads, all it takes is for me to disagree, and this is counted by a large number of people as “de-railing”. No, it is disagreeing.

  194. Gab

    Where you bin, Dog?

    yes, I’ve missed having a southern gentleman about the place.

  195. Been to see a man about a dog 😉

  196. dd

    it should be deemed impossible to derail an open thread

    Yeah, but it’s not. That’s an unrealistic utopian ideal. it’s vulnerable to trolling as are all online discussions. And don’t play dumb; you know perfectly well that you’re trolling.

    on other threads, all it takes is for me to disagree, and this is counted by a large number of people as “de-railing”. No, it is disagreeing.

    It would be, except that it’s all day, seven days a week, on as many threads as you can get on to; plus you seem to enjoy raising push-button issues.

    And sure, you have the right to come on and disagree. My comment about banning wasn’t personal. By “objectively speaking” I was referring to the overall life of the blog. Trolls have a role to play, in moderation. Someone recently observed that m0nty, for example, acts as a conduit for what lefties are actually saying about the same issues under discussion at the cat. Yes, there’s a place for trolls and contrarians. You’re overdoing it.

  197. Also, maybe it’s just the new one-comment-per-screen (on an ultrabook anyway, which is all I have access to at the moment) page layout, or maybe it’s just that my patience is wearing thin these days, but the trollery content last time I checked in seemed kinda ridiculous. I get scroll-fatigue.

  198. Splatacrobat

    on news 24 sattler suspended

  199. The fact is, d-d, and CL (of all people) I think would actual back me up on this: too many people continually over-react to me here.

    Seriously, go back through this thread today – I have been noting new bits of information as they come in and explaining which bits I find plausible, which bits look doubtful, some speculation, etc. The length of any individual comments is not usually very long.

    But there are always people standing around spending many more words devoted pretty much purely to pouring shit on me. And seriously, don’t you find the “high mindedness” of the likes of Tom and blogstrop (and that new bloke today, who almost sounded a parody) pretty ridiculous: “oh, this blog thread’s are full of erudite, scintillating analysis until SFB comes in”. Bull-shit.

  200. Tiny Dancer

    Troll fatigue. I can’t even be bothered to mention cockhead Steves bracelet.

  201. JC

    I have been noting new bits of information as they come in and explaining which bits I find plausible, which bits look doubtful, some speculation, etc. The length of any individual comments is not usually very long.

    New bits of information as they come it comes in”? Bullshit all you’ve done is screen the stuff you prefer and post comments here all day.

    Go back and look, you dishonest piece of shit. There isn’t one single comment you made that would make the Lying Slapper look bad.

    You’ve been trolling here all day and night now.

  202. .

    The fact is, d-d, and CL (of all people) I think would actual back me up on this: too many people continually over-react to me here.

    What are you going to do when the ALP lose the next election, you lazy, shiftless bastard?

    Lobby to have Bill D’Arcy’s name cleared?

  203. egg_

    ADF copping the handbag hitsquad treatment on ABC24 Lateslime repeat.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    @Leigh Lowe
    My service is on the record. After your post, so is your lack of functioning grey matter.

    Oh?
    As promised, I checked the Vietnam Commemorative Walk in Seymour recently.
    You name appears to be, umm, MIA, Spud-Peeler.

  205. Leigh Lowe

    candy: I am of the view that the Mr Rabbit bit is a figment of your imagination.

    Bullshit.
    Even that arch-lefty Jon Faine called her on it, and McTurdman later admitted it saying it “was a bit if fun”

  206. Leigh Lowe

    It might be on the Intraweb Gab but it wasn’t on the wall.

  207. Gab

    Leigh, it’s not just the “intraweb”, it’s the government website. His service is on record. You need to give up on pushing this particular barrow.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    Gab, there have been a number of (ahem) embellishments published by Spud-Peeler about his “service”, both chronological and logical.
    If he was in the public service at the time I still maintain that he has – how you say – an “unreliable memory” about Vietnam.

  209. dd

    The fact is, d-d, and CL (of all people) I think would actual back me up on this: too many people continually over-react to me here.

    I admit that I do agree with that.

    (and that new bloke today, who almost sounded a parody) pretty ridiculous: “oh, this blog thread’s are full of erudite, scintillating analysis until SFB comes in”

    Yeah I didn’t agree with that either. It doesn’t change my opinion that you’re over-doing it.

    And here’s your own personal troll test, SfB: if you’re enjoying the negative attention (and I think you are), then you’re a troll. No need to tell us the results.

  210. Gab

    (Still falsely claiming to have served in ‘Nam you fraud?…

    This was your first charge and it is wrong. Get over it.

    As to his recollections, I cannot prove or disprove the details of his story and I cannot be bothered reading his book to find out.

  211. tgs

    Oooh. Media now running around trying to establish if “Sascha Taylor” is real. (Claims to be staff who resigned about this.) Sounds too good to be true.

    It was too good to be true.

    Confirmed hoax.

    Keep swinging, slugger.

  212. Sinclair Davidson

    Leigh Lowe – please let it go. There are people who occasionally post here who served with numbers in Vietnam. They haven’t made these claims.

  213. Sinclair Davidson

    This site is run by volunteers, Splat. [True] Doomlord works for the government. [False] So there is no incentive to provide customer service [You are not a paying customer] or to maximise traffic (i.e. popularity) [how would you possibly know?]; or to implement strategies that prevent the loss of traffic … [people who shit in my front yard are no loss when they leave]

  214. cohenite

    Tim is a fairy inasmuch all his christmases have come at once.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    I accept that Numbers may have peeled potatoes for his country well behind the front line.

  216. JamesK

    I see liar-steve™ is pretending – for the milliuonth time – that he’s not a troll who spends his time seeking an reaction to his routinely offensive fantasy drivel

  217. DocBud
    #884580, posted on June 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    What was at his Facebook page?

    Just a hint, if you find something juicy on the interweb, screenshot it just in case it accidently goes AWOL.

    Quite so.

    Screencap (NSFW) of David Carter’s Facebook “Likes” as at 11:54am AET, 13 June:
    http://www.filedropper.com/davidcarter2013-06-1221-54-11-copy

    Feel free to download/use/copy/forward/whatever freely. (You’ll have to download it from the link and view it actual-size in a proper image viewer – it’s a huge .jpg file. I couldn’t easily split it up into smaller bites just now, too fiddly on this little toy computer. Sorry I couldn’t do it any more elegantly).

  218. Leigh Lowe

    I am Numbers.
    I was a member of the 101st Airborne Potato Peelers briefly in 1970.
    This qualifies me as an expert on all matters military in 2013. This includes making the wild assertion that Mal Brough has been tainted by the all pervasive sexism virus afflicting all servicemen (except Numbers himself and Mike Kelly).
    My subsequent career was spent entirely in that sheltered workshop for the indolent known as the Queensland Public Service.
    This means I am omnipotent. About everything. Everywhere.
    So shut up.
    I am Numbers.
    I am not a dickhead.

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